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Seventeen faculty honored

By on March 1, 2021

first_imgSeventeen Harvard University faculty members are among the 229 leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector who have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new fellows and foreign honorary members announced today (April 19) join one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. A center for independent policy research, the academy celebrates the 230th anniversary of its founding this year.Included in this year’s class are:David A. Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied PhysicsJames Michael Moran, Donald H. Menzel Professor of Astrophysics; chair, Department of AstronomyEvelyn L. Hu, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical EngineeringDavid Haig, George Putnam Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary BiologyCatherine Elizabeth Snow, Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor of EducationEdward Ludwig Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics; director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government; director, Rappaport Institute for Greater BostonMarc Shell, Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature; professor of EnglishJan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval LatinNeil Levine, Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of History of Art and ArchitectureHarvey Gallagher Cox Jr., Hollis Research Professor of DivinityRonald Anthony DePinho, director, Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science; professor of medicineCarol C. Nadelson, professor of psychiatryHarvey Cantor, Baruj Benacerraf Professor of PathologyBruce D. Walker, professor of medicineJack Landman Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor of LawGerald L. Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative LawFred M. Winston, John Emory Andrus Professor of GeneticsA complete list of the 2010 class of new members is available. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 9, at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.The scholars, scientists, jurists, writers, artists, civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders include winners of the Nobel, Pulitzer, and Shaw prizes; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellows; and Grammy, Tony, and Oscar Award winners.Scientists among the new fellows include astronomer Geoffrey Marcy, who discovered more than half of the currently known extrasolar planets; chemist Joseph Francisco, whose research revolutionized our understanding of chemical processes in the atmosphere; Evelyn Hu, a pioneer in the fabrication of nanoscale electronic and photonic devices; Chung Law, whose research on combustion has implications for new classes of transportation fuels; Microsoft’s chief software architect Ray Ozzie, creator of Lotus Notes; Christopher Field, whose research in global ecology has helped in the assessment and understanding of climate change; Timothy Ley, who led the group that sequenced the first human cancer genome; and physician-scientist Olufunmilayo Olopade, whose revolutionary findings on the genetics of breast cancer were translated into interventions for women around the world.Social scientists include Nobel laureate economist Myron Scholes; demographer and U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves; archaeologist Kathryn Bard, who has conducted pathbreaking excavations in Egypt; Edward Glaeser, whose empirical study of urban economics has helped explain housing bubbles in U.S. cities; environmental geographer Ruth DeFries, who uses satellite-imaging to help map and understand the environmental effects of agriculture and urbanization; and legal scholar and Lewis Powell biographer John Jeffries Jr.In the humanities and arts, new members include theologian Harvey Cox Jr.; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel Howe; Middle East historian Ervand Abrahamian; philosopher Christopher Peacocke; novelist Marilynne Robinson; installation and conceptual artist Dan Graham; Suzanne Farrell, former New York City Ballet principal dancer and founder of her own ballet company at the Kennedy Center; actors John Lithgow and Denzel Washington; director Francis Ford Coppola; violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo; jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins; and baritone Thomas Hampson.Among those elected to the academy from public affairs are U.S. special envoy to North Korea Stephen Bosworth; the archivist of the United States, David Ferriero; National Endowment for the Humanities chair James Leach; and G. Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.Business leaders in the 2010 class of new members include Roger Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of financial services company TIAA–CREF; Marjorie Scardino, CEO of international media company Pearson PLC; and Samuel Palmisano, chairman and CEO of IBM.Higher education and foundation leaders in the new class are Joseph Aoun (Northeastern University); Gene Block (University of California, Los Angeles); Scott Cowen (Tulane University) John DeGioia (Georgetown University); Susan Desmond-Hellmann (University of California, San Francisco); Robert Gallucci (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation); John Jenkins (University of Notre Dame); Jim Yong Kim (Dartmouth College); Morton Schapiro (Northwestern University); and Luis Ubiñas (Ford Foundation).The academy also elected foreign honorary members from Australia, Canada, Finland, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. They include the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams; Israeli high-energy physicist and advocate for Middle East cooperation Haim Harari; Australian Academy of Science president, Kurt Lambeck, whose geophysical research elucidates changes in climate and sea levels; Michel Mayor, director of Switzerland’s Geneva Observatory; Linda Partridge, specialist in the biology of aging; Spain’s former minister of education and science, José María Maravall Herrero, who is credited with democratizing the Spanish educational system; British filmmaker and playwright Mike Leigh; Japanese architect Toyo Ito; Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen; and Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, India’s largest conglomerate.Established in 1780 by John Adams and other founders of the nation, the academy undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems. Its membership of scholars and practitioners from many disciplines and professions gives it a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary, long-term policy research. Current projects focus on science and technology; global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education.“We are pleased to welcome these distinguished individuals into the Academy,” said Leslie Berlowitz, chief executive officer and William T. Golden Chair. “We look forward to drawing on their knowledge and expertise to provide practical policy solutions to the pressing issues of the day.”“The men and women we elect today are true pathbreakers who have made unique contributions to their fields, and to the world,” said academy chair Louis W. Cabot. “The academy honors them and their work, and they, in turn, honor us.”Since its founding by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other scholar-patriots, the academy has elected leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 19th, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the 20th. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.last_img read more

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Rain trackers

By on January 17, 2021

first_imgBy Sharon DowdyUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia professor Mark Eiteman’s morning ritual begins at 6:45 each day. He brushes his teeth, makes a fresh bowl of fruit, checks his rain gauge and reports the measurement on the Internet. As an engineering professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, collecting rain data isn’t part of his job. He volunteers to gather the information for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS.“Official measuring stations across the state are sparse, and rainfall can vary quite a bit over short distances,” said Pam Knox, the state’s assistant climatologist and a CAES researcher. “With trained volunteers, CoCoRaHS helps fill these gaps and supply users with a better picture of rainfall patterns.”The nonprofit national organization will celebrate its first anniversary in Georgia on May 1, she said.“Volunteering with the network is a great chance for weather enthusiasts and average citizens to be part of a project that collects vital rainfall data,” Knox said. “The data are readily available to the general public and other organizations. It is also critically important to understanding how rainfall varies around the state in times of limited water supply.” At his Oconee County home, Eiteman records the level in his gauge every day, even when the gauge reads zero.“As a researcher, I realize that zero measurements are important, too,” he said. “If you leave the recording blank for a day, you aren’t really helping record accurate data.”Since joining the weather network, Eiteman has made several notable observations. For example, he watched his rain gauge reach the one-inch mark in just 14 minutes one day. He logged into the network that day to see how much rain neighboring counties received. The storm was very isolated.“This was a prime example of how important zero measures are to data collection,” he said.Eiteman’s children enjoyed seeing him log the snow that fell on his home in March.The Georgia network has more than 400 volunteers but still needs more, Knox said, particularly in east-central Georgia near Augusta.“We need volunteers all over Georgia,” she said. “We are better covered in Athens and in Tifton because of participation from UGA employees there.”To participate, volunteers must purchase and use a specific rain gauge able to measure to one-hundredth of an inch. It costs $30 including shipping and handling, she said. The volunteers are trained to use an interactive Web site to post data.The information is used by climatologists, hydrologists, water resource managers, UGA Cooperative Extension agents and experts with the National Weather Service.The CoCoRaHS program started in Colorado in 1998. The network now includes 42 states and more than 12,000 observers. It is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation. To volunteer or to learn more, visit www.cocorahs.org, or e-mail Pam Knox at pknox@uga.edu.last_img read more

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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners planning 3.5GW offshore wind project in Vietnam

By on December 31, 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners K/S is planning to develop a 3.5-GW offshore wind project off the coast of Binh Thuan, Vietnam.The proposed La Gan project is estimated to cost up to US$10 billion. When completed, it will become one of the first large-scale offshore wind projects in Vietnam, the Danish investment firm said in a July 22 news release.Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, or CIP, and its partners Asiapetro and Novasia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Binh Thuan province to develop the project. The MOU was signed at the Vietnam Energy Summit 2020. The project partners are preparing a final investment decision after inclusion of the project into the Power Development Plan of Vietnam.CIP announced in June reached the €1.5 billion first financial close of its Copenhagen Infrastructure 4 fund, which is looking to invest between €10 billion and €14 billion in greenfield renewable energy infrastructure across North America, Western Europe, developed Asia and Australia.The firm has currently made more than 20 investments in large-scale energy infrastructure assets totaling almost 8 GW in capacity across the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Spain and Taiwan, according to the release.[Maryam Adeeb]More ($): CIP to develop 3.5-GW offshore wind project in Vietnam Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners planning 3.5GW offshore wind project in Vietnamlast_img read more

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Documentary to explore domestic violence issues

By on December 19, 2020

first_imgDocumentary to explore domestic violence issues July 1, 2005 Regular News Documentary to explore domestic violence issues Heritage Education Resources, Inc., of Tallahassee plans to create a documentary video exploring women’s experiences with the legal and social services systems as they relate to domestic violence, according to Jan Rosenberg, who founded the nonprofit organization.“For the past year I have been working in domestic violence as a part of American culture,” Rosenberg said. “I have collected a series of women’s stories of abuse and survival and will be publishing them through the University Press of America under the title These Are Our Stories. This proposed project, In Their Best Interest, grew out of the original collecting project.”Rosenberg said from listening to women tell their stories, she has come to see the legal and social services system as “fractured” when it comes to domestic violence.“In this video I want to explore how this is and this is not the case, with interviews with women who have gone through the systems, lawyers and judges, and representatives from the Department of Children and Families in Florida,” Rosenberg said. “In a sense it would be a collaborative piece with the participants guiding almost my every move.”For more information contact Heritage Education Resources, Inc., at (850) 580-9889 or e-mail herjer@earthlink.net.last_img read more

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White House: We Don’t Need No New AUMF to Fight ISIS

By on December 16, 2020

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Between presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email hullabaloo and outrage over 47 Republicans sending Iran a politically-charged letter to undermine its nuclear negotiations with Secretary of State John Kerry, it’d hardly be a surprise if a large chunk of the American public had no idea Congress last week debated President Barack Obama’s authorization for a war he’s already fighting.The idea that the administration is seeking a new authorization to use military force for its war against the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL—a conflict that the US has been involved in for more than seven months—may be confusing to some folks. Although the Obama administration whole-heartedly believes it has the necessary authorization to battle the militant group because of previous versions of the AUMF, passed in 2001 and 2002, it still wants Congress to codify a version related to ISIS, so as to ostensibly show the world that the American people—and its policymakers—are united in this effort to “degrade and destroy” ISIS.Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t even try to conceal the administration’s motives when he testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week. “The proposed AUMF wisely does not include any geographical restriction because ISIL already shows signs of metastasizing outside of Syria and Iraq,” Carter told committee members.Kerry, for his part, acknowledged that the AUMF sets no geographic limitations but said the administration does not “anticipate conducting operations against targets in countries other than Iraq and Syria at this time.”The administration may have a difficult time persuading Congress to pass a new AUMF, despite Obama’s calls for American unity and, as Kerry put it, to speak with a “singular voice.”Some Congressional Democrats have expressed concerns about the lack of limitations—both geographically and with respect to the future use of ground troops—while several Republicans on Capitol Hill believe the AUMF may handcuff the military.Considering that both Kerry and Carter have admitted that the administration already believes it has the authority to fight ISIS, Congress may not feel the urgency to give Obama the authorization he’s requesting.Time will tell if Congress eventually passes a new AUMF. But in the meantime, the war will go on—with or without Congressional authorization—continuing the “War On Terror,” the longest conflict in U.S. military history, and the costliest. View image | gettyimages.com View image | gettyimages.com “The President already has statuary authority to act against ISIL, but a clear and formal expression of your backing would dispel any doubt anywhere that Americans are united in this effort,” Kerry told the Senate committee on March 11.Obama’s proposed ISIS AUMF, which would remain in effect for three years, is very much a symbolic move. If Congress never passes a new AUMF, the Obama administration would still continue to bomb Iraq and Syria, and support local forces on the battlefield, the Iraqi military and its allied militias.The administration has repeatedly invoked the 2001 AUMF, passed three days after the Sept. 11 attacks, which allowed the US to fight those who orchestrated the attacks—meaning al Qaeda—to justify the war on ISIS. It’s also relying on the 2002 AUMF, which opened the door for President George W. Bush to “defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq.”The 2001 AUMF, in particular, has been criticized as too broad. Originally, it was intended to justify war with al Qaeda, which ISIS was born out of but is no longer associated with. A new AUMF would sunset the 2002 version while the authorization passed shortly after 9/11 would remain on the books.After months of publicly calling on Congress to act, Obama finally moved ahead in February and sent a draft letter to Congress outlining the ISIS AUMF. This version would allow the US to fight ISIS and any “associated forces” partnering with the group or any “closely-related successor entity.” It does not establish any geographical boundaries, nor does it fully prevent the use of ground troops, such as Special Forces.In his testimony last week, Kerry didn’t necessarily rule out sending American ground troops. He said the “administration sees no need for U.S. forces to engage in enduring offensive ground combat operations against ISIL,” adding that the responsibility for such fighting fell on “local partners.” At the committee hearing, neither he nor Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter eliminated the possibility of expanding the current operation outside of Iraq and what’s left of Syria. ISIS, which has brutally slaughtered innocents, including American journalists, and claimed large swaths of the region rather quickly as it strives to create its so-called new caliphate, is now known to be fighting in Libya, which has struggled to find stability after Colonel Muammar Gaddafi fell from power in 2011.last_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Case counts, when to declare a pandemic, WHO meeting, H1N1 in Tokyo

By on November 18, 2020

first_imgMay 21, 2009Global H1N1 case count exceeds 11,000The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) tally of novel H1N1 influenza cases reached 11,034 with 85 deaths early today, an increase of nearly 800 since yesterday. The numbers include 3,892 cases with 75 deaths in Mexico, 5,710 cases and 8 deaths in the United States as of yesterday, 719 cases and 1 death in Canada, and 20 cases and 1 death in Costa Rica. The number of affected countries stayed the same, at 41.[WHO update 35]Chan vows to be bold but flexible on pandemic declarationDr. Margaret Chan, head of the WHO, said she would not hesitate to declare a pandemic if the novel H1N1 flu virus starts spreading globally, according to a Reuters report. But she signaled that she may stray from the WHO’s formal definition of a phase 6 pandemic alert by considering the severity of the disease and whether it is spreading in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Pandemic phase 6 is officially defined as community-level spread of a novel virus in more than one global region.US case count edges higherThe count of confirmed and probable novel H1N1 flu cases in the United States today stood at 5,764, up from 5,710 yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. The death toll rose to 9 with the death of a 21-year-old Utah man. The CDC number did not include the death of a 13-year-old boy in Arizona, which was reported today by the Associated Press. Cases have occurred in 47 states and Washington, DC.[Current CDC numbers]Groups criticize focus on H1N1 at WHO meetingSome health organizations and developing countries have complained that the emphasis on H1N1 flu has pushed other major diseases off the agenda at the WHO annual meeting, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. For example, Medicines Sans Frontieres criticized the postponement of discussions on Chagas disease, while cancer and diabetes groups said those diseases need more attention. WHO spokesman Thomas Abraham said the novel virus is not taking up the majority of the meeting agenda.[AP report]Two high school students bring H1N1 to Tokyo areaTwo high school girls who live in the Tokyo area were found to have the novel H1N1 flu yesterday, 2 days after they returned from a trip to New York City, according to the Japan Times. Their cases are the first in the Tokyo area, the story said. Japan has 267 confirmed cases, most of them in Osaka and Hyogo prefectures, and thousands of schools have been closed.[Japan Times story]last_img read more

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Zagreb caterers sent their requests to the state and the City of Zagreb

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first_imgAt the Forum of Zagreb Caterers held today (Tuesday, November 6) at the Esplanade Hotel, the Zagreb Association of Caterers presented a number of requests to the city of Zagreb and the state, in order to relieve and facilitate the functioning of the hospitality industry.They especially referred to the lack of manpower, a problem due to which some caterers are forced to close their catering facilities. Thus, the Association believes that it is necessary to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the labor market and provide students with more internships (80/20 model in favor of practical classes based on the Austrian system) and significantly reduce wage contributions, which would make it easier for caterers to find adequate labor.They also believe that the demarcation between the hospitality industry and trade should be clearly established, thus eliminating unfair competition. Among other requirements to the state, there are the recognition of the costs of representation in 100% form and the reduction of VAT from 25 to 13% on food in catering. “In the area of ​​the city of Zagreb in the first nine months of 2018, chefs (782) and waiters (1493) were most in demand. The fact that only 272 (35%) jobs of chefs and 796 (53%) jobs of waiters have been filled speaks in favor of the growing problem of lack of staff. If some concrete steps are not taken soon in solving the problem of the labor force, an increasing number of catering facilities will be closed, which will be reflected in the tourist offer of the city of Zagreb, but also of the whole of Croatia. ” said Franz Letica, president of the Zagreb Association of Caterers. By the way, the Association of Caterers Zagreb is very active and clearly articulates its problems and challenges, and as announced, and so it was last year, after the Forum, they clearly articulated the conclusions from the same. This is extremely important, because just imagine how many different forums, conferences, panels there are every year kao and like everyone else they are fighting for something, and no one clearly articulates their conclusions after the event, both to the public and to the institutions. And there is the main problem, only the same story has been told for 20 years, money and resources are spent, and there is no real action or results, by which I mean market, not political changes, to move things from a dead end through argumentative dialogue.The Zagreb Association of Caterers brings together about 1.500 craftsmen and craftsmen of the City of Zagreb and solves the problems of about 4.500 legal entities of Zagreb’s caterers.,The Zagreb Association of Caterers brings together about 1.500 craftsmen and craftsmen of the City of Zagreb and solves the problems of about 4.500 legal entities of Zagreb’s caterers.last_img read more

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After four months, the first river cruiser sailed into Vukovar

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first_imgLast year, 2019 was a record year, and it had 351 cruisers that brought 49.144 passengers to Vukovar, which was an increase of 50% compared to 2018. Photo: City of Vukovar / Vukovar Tourist Board Yesterday, after 4 months, Vukovar sailed the first river cruiser with 90 passengers. It is a ship MS Select Belvedere, which travels from the German Engelhartszell to Bulgaria and landed only in Vukovar, upon return to Passau, also in Germany. In the next 15 days, as they point out from the city of Vukovar, 5 ships are planned to enter the Vukovar river port, which will depend on the epidemiological situation in the area, ie anti-epidemic measures prescribed by the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia and the authorities of other Danube countries. By the way, the first cruiser this season, the ship Ariana, landed in Vukovar on March 10, which started the cruising season for 2020, in which 346 ships were announced to dock, with a great possibility of increasing that number, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, all further entries were canceled and continue to this day on a smaller scale. Guests from the cruise ship in Vukovar mostly visit the exhibition of the Vukovar City Museum, the Museum of Vučedol Culture, the baroque core of the city, and some tour operators offer a program to get acquainted with the war history of Vukovar or in their itinerary a tour of the Franciscan Church and Monastery. Filip i Jakov and the newly opened Franciscan Museum.last_img read more

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Liverpool fail to capitalise against injury-hit Manchester United

By on October 18, 2020

first_imgThere was nothing to separate the two teams on the day (Getty Images)On one of the most highly-anticipated games of the season, Manchester United and Liverpool shared a point after playing out a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.An injury-interrupted game never really got going and in the end, both teams will have accepted that the end result was a just one. Liverpool will have hoped for more but the stalemate takes them a point ahead of Manchester City at the Premier League summit.Here are the key talking points from Old Trafford.Solskjaer sends Sanchez a messageOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s preparations for the game had taken a hit after both Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial were ruled out on the eve of it and his plans suffered a further dent inside the opening 25 minutes as both Ander Herrera and Juan Mata hobbled away from the action.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt looked at one stage as though the Norwegian would have to use his full complement of substitutes inside the opening half-hour with Marcus Rashford also struggling after receiving a hefty whack to his ankle from England colleague Jordan Henderson. The adrenaline probably got the Mancunian through it.Although chucking Alexis Sanchez on in place of Herrera would have been a ballsy move, switching the Chilean on for the Mata would have been a more straightforward decision. Instead, Solskjaer called upon a half-fit Jesse Lingard to plug the gap – a rather damning indictment of Sanchez’s current standing in the pecking order. 3 – Manchester United are the first team to make three substitutions in the first half of a Premier League game since Burnley in January 2015 vs Newcastle United. Ailing. #MUNLIV pic.twitter.com/tjWhNuxLMy— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2019 Jurgen Klopp cut a frustrated figure throughout the game at Old Trafford (Getty Images)A draw against Old Trafford must never be taken for granted, of course, particularly given the exhilarating form United have been in under their interim manager, yet given all of the problems the hosts faced in the build-up and during the game itself, this was a huge opportunity for Liverpool to lay down a marker and get a massive victory.AdvertisementInstead, they offered a damp squib of a performance, failing to test David De Gea with anything of note and struggling to dominate against an opponent whose match plans were thrown into disarray in the first half and who virtually played the entire second half a man light due to Rashford’s restrictive injury.Liverpool may yet end their long wait for a Premier League title come what May but their recent wobble has thrown up valid question marks over their temperament and ability to overcome that mental hurdle and get over the line.A reaction against in-form Watford on Wednesday is most certainly required.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Oliver Young-MylesSunday 24 Feb 2019 4:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link66Shares Liverpool fail to capitalise against injury-hit Manchester United When Lingard himself had to come off shortly after being brilliantly thwarted by Alisson as he tried to round the Brazilian, Solskjaer had virtually no option to turn to Sanchez. Had one of Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly or Fred been preferred in that scenario the obituaries of Sanchez’s career would undoubtedly have started to have been written.One of Solskjaer’s biggest accomplishments since assuming the reigns at Old Trafford has been to resurrect the form of Paul Pogba, Martial and Rashford yet Sanchez has been the exception to the rule. A goal against former club Arsenal aside, he has continued to be a colossal disappointment in a United shirt under new management.In fairness to United’s No.7, the circumstances weren’t there for him to make much of an impact today. Solskjaer re-jigged his side at the interval with United set-up in a defensive 4-5-1 shape with Sanchez virtually playing as a second left-back. Still, it was another game in which he failed to make an impact and the clock is ticking on his United career.Subdued Salah subbed offIn the opening minutes of the game, Mohamed Salah danced away from his opposite man Luke Shaw in a piece of play that made you worry it could be a long afternoon for the United left-back. That was as good as it got for Salah, though, as yet again he struggled to exert any influence in a big game.The Egyptian failed to score or provide an assist for the seventh time in eight games against top-six opponents this season. Furthermore, his only strike against one of Liverpool’s direct rivals came from the penalty spot against Arsenal in December.After smashing records galore during his first season in a Liverpool shirt, Salah was always going to become a marked man in his second campaign making things more difficult for him to have quite the same remarkable impact as before.center_img Advertisement Mohamed Salah had a dreadful afternoon at Old Trafford (Getty Images)Being doubled up on by opponents hasn’t stopped Salah smashing goals in against lesser opponents as a record of 17 league goals already demonstrates, yet in the bigger games against the cream of the crop, he is undoubtedly finding it difficult.AdvertisementAdvertisementNothing came off for Salah on the day. His touch deserted him, his decision-making was all over the place and he failed to register a single shot on target or create a chance during his time on the pitch. With Liverpool chasing a winner, it was Salah who made way for Divock Origi. Such a scenario would have been unthinkable last season.Shaw was excellent, winning the man of the match award for his efforts in stifling Salah, yet he isn’t the first left-back to do so this term. Liverpool have not been at their best for a number of weeks now and they will need their ‘Egyptian King’ to rediscover his mojo quickly if they are to get their title challenge back on track.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 CityLiverpool show title nerves againHaving not won a top-flight title since 1990, the big question on everyone’s lips has been can Liverpool handle the pressure of being Premier League title favourites?During the first half of the season, there were no signs of nerves as Liverpool racked up victories and clean sheets for fun en route to opening up a seven-point gap over their nearest challengers Manchester City.As the season has progressed, though, Liverpool have looked far less assured, dropping points against Leicester City and West Ham to allow City back in. The swashbuckling football has subsided of late, making way for a series of nervy performances. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Brisbane auction clearance rate rises above same time last year

By on October 6, 2020

first_imgAuctioneer Matthew Condon presiding over the sale of a Kalinga home on the weekend. Picture: Mark Cranitch.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoBRISBANE’S auction clearance rate has hit the mid-50s — higher than the same time one year ago, according to preliminary CoreLogic data.The property data firm said “there were 196 Brisbane auctions this week with a preliminary clearance rate of 54.8 per cent”.It increased from 43.7 per cent last week across 186 auctions and “was higher than one year ago when there were 234 auctions with a success rate of 42.6 per cent”. The Gold Coast saw 25 results come through so far with a 40 per cent clearance rate.last_img read more

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