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All aboard The Good Ship – for music, comedy and more

first_imgThe Good Ship, on the Kilburn High Road, is a live music venue, bar, nightclub and arts centre all rolled into one.It sells a wide range of beers, wines and spirits, plays host to DJs, bands and stand-up comedians and boasts a free 100 CD jukebox.Inside the 220-capacity music venue, you will find a mix of live acts, often straddling a variety of offbeat genres. But it’s not just bands – the Good Ship is a place for all innovative art and entertainment, including spoken word and story-telling nights.With a late licence until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays and 2am on all other days, the bar sells real ale even after 11pm, both on tap and in large bottles.It includes a big screen that displays dynamic visuals, as well as showing Rangers matches.The jukebox contains 100 CDs from all walks of musical life and is changed regularly to keep it fresh. There are no alcopops or fruit machines – just a grown-up, friendly atmosphere.The Good Ship also offers private hire of its venue, usually completely free. It can handle 240 people, DJs, bands and screenings, while the balcony can be hired free at weekends for smaller parties.Last entry is at 11.30pm during the week and 2am at weekends, although the bar stays open for a couple of hours after the doors close.The Good Ship is based at 289 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR and is really close to Kilburn tube and Brondesbury BR stations.For more information, call John on 07949 008253 or email [email protected] you’re interested in advertising with West London Sport, email [email protected]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

It’s Still a Rare Earth

first_imgNow that hundreds of extrasolar planets are known, how do they compare to ours?  The Kepler spacecraft has found a varied assortment of all sizes and distances away from their parent stars.  Only a few reside in their star’s habitable zones.  But that’s only the first of many requirements for life.  Two recent studies indicate that Earth remains a rare bird in the celestial aviary. Moon requirement:  Earth has a large moon that stabilizes its axis and raises ocean tides.  How rare is that?  PhysOrg reported on a study led by a scientist at University of Zurich who figures that 1 in 12 Earth-like planets has a companion moon.  “Since the Moon might have played an important role in the history of life on Earth, this estimate is important concerning the search for habitable planets.”  The study, however, was a computer simulation, not an actual observation.  It’s not clear how useful such a study can be if “Uncertainties in the study result in a range of 1 in 4 to 1 in 45.”  Even taking their best estimate from their theory-dependent, demolition-derby model, though, it cuts down on life-permitting planets to 8% of Earth-like planets (not all planets).  Not all stars have those, and those that do probably have only one. Galaxy requirement:  Bulletin!  Life found in Milky Way!  Astrobio.Net reported the finding: “We know for certain that life exists in the Milky Way galaxy: that life is us.”  OK, maybe that is not news, but the article did confirm the idea of a Galactic Habitable Zone (GHZ) outside of which life is unlikely.  Author Gemma Lavender reminded readers of other requirements “such as atmospheric composition, a carbon cycle and the existence of water” that must also be satisfied.  Then she briefly revisited the debate between the Copernican Principle (championed by Carl Sagan and Frank Drake) and the “Rare Earth” hypothesis, advanced by Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee, who first proposed the Galactic Habitable Zone in their book Rare Earth.  But how wide is the GHZ?  Lavender entertained a new model that proposes more habitability in the inner zones than Ward and Brownlee described, despite the increased danger of supernovae, because of higher concentrations of heavy elements there.  A supernova can quickly sterilize a planet, the team led by Michael Gowanlock (NASA Astrobiology Institute) admitted, but life in the fast lane near the galactic nucleus also has benefits—more raw material for rocky planets.  Other astrobiologists are not so sure.  Regardless of who’s right, one item stood out in the study: “The team discovered that at some time in their lives, the majority of stars in our Galaxy will be bathed in the radiation from a nearby supernova, whereas around 30% of stars remain untouched or unsterilized.”  Artwork of an unlucky planet getting sterilized by its star going boom served as a reminder that not every star in a galaxy can be counted on to provide a stable habitable zone. From these two admittedly optimistic studies alone, it appears that 8% of 30% of stars in the GHZ remain candidates for having Earth-like planets where life can thrive.  That’s 2.4% the stars, before considering all the other factors listed in The Privileged Planet, such as the right crustal composition, plate tectonics, an abundance of water, the right kind of star, the right kind of atmosphere – at least 20 requirements.  In the film, a simple calculation using conservative estimates of 1 in 10 for each factor put the odds at a thousandth of a trillionth that a planet would have all the conditions necessary for life.  Earth still appears the winner of a gigantic cosmic lottery. It wasn’t long ago that the Saganites were preaching their “theory of mediocrity,” that “we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star, lost in a galaxy, tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people” (Cosmos).  None of this news proves that Earth is unique, but it still looks lucky enough to keep the debate between theologians and materialists going, considering that Earth not only permits bacteria, but philosophers — and questioning minds able to see into the farthest reaches of space to discover the workings of the universe.(Visited 60 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

iPad Predicted in 1994 (Video)

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts We found the video today on the blog of futurist Ross Dawson, who found it via Bronwen Clune. As Dawson points out in his blog post, such prescience wasn’t enough to save Knight-Ridder, which was bought out by McClatchy Company in 2006.Could these insightful pioneers have foreseen a time when Apple was building not the Newton, first released the year before this video, but a tablet that would become one of the very fastest selling consumer electronics devices in history?It makes me want to go look for crazy futuristic prototypes bandied about today, some of which might change the world in 15 years – or less. The iPad is a futuristic looking device, but imagining something much like it isn’t terribly new. In the video below, the former newspaper giant Knight-Ridder shows its vision of the newspaper’s future – delivered by tablet computer. Circa 1994. It’s amazing how much the company got right. The tablet’s user experience, design and impact on media as a whole sound just about right. The timeframe predicted was 10 years too early. And the vision of tablets used without wireless content downloads is amusing, isn’t it? Tags:#humor#mobile#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Be Less Busy and More Productive – Episode #112

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (6.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere is a difference between busy and being productive. There are only two things that make you productive in sales, one is opportunity creation, and the other is opportunity capture.This episode of In the Arena is sponsored by www.b2bsalestoolkit.com. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Beermen escape Fuel Masters for share of third place

first_imgReigning MVP June Mar Fajardo put up 24 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, and six blocks while point guard Alex Cabagnot had 24 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists.Brown had a game-high 30 points with 17 boards to lead the Fuel Masters. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president With the game tied at 100, Terrence Watson took charge and muscled his way inside for four straight points to give San Miguel a 104-100 lead with 1:46 left in the game.Arwind Santos then, stole the ball from Brandon Brown at the 27-second mark and this led to June Mar Fajardo’s two free throws that gave the Beermen a 106-100 bubble.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I realized it’s really hard to win a game especially when you go up against a team that has everything to gain nothing to lose,” said Beermen head coach Leo Austria. “Phoenix’ pride is still there and they really want to win.”San Miguel enjoyed a bevy of double-double performances from three individuals with Terrence Watson leading the way with 26 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and three blocks. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—San Miguel held off a tough endgame from Phoenix to escape with a 109-107 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center here.The Beermen improved to 7-3 and created a logjam at third place with TNT and NLEX while the Fuel Masters, who failed to qualify for the quarterfinals, slipped to their ninth straight loss and a 2-9 card.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Rain or Shine dumps Alaska in Hontiveros, dela Cruz farewelllast_img read more

Kings see Game 4 as ‘do-or-die’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe drama was over even before it could gather ground and Barangay Ginebra’s LA Tenorio was quick to point out at what the task at hand is all about.“Like how we treated (the last game), this should be a do-or-die game for us,” the cat-quick, heady floor leader of the Gin Kings said, referring to Game 4 of their PBA Governors’ Cup Finals against Meralco slated Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ “That’s why this (Game 4) should be do-or-die for us,” he went on. “Actually, I told (my teammates) that (the last game) was already do-or-die. We cannot afford to give them (Bolts) the confidence.”Meralco already has that now, especially after Allen Durham tore the Ginebra defense to shreds when it mattered in Game 3.The Bolts, though, will be without Ranidel de Ocampo, who tore a left calf muscle in the first quarter of Game 3.It was an endgame that upset Cone and he reacted quite unexpectedly to a timeout called by counterpart Norman Black with 38 seconds left and the outcome already beyond doubt.Cone refused to shake the hand of his fellow Grand Slam champion and did not talk to reporters later on. He issued an apology and said that “there is no one in the PBA I respect more than Norman Black.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 ‘Beast mode’ Maraño named league ambassador QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next “I got caught up in the moment and could have handled it differently,” he said in a text message. “I apologize, and will do so to him (Black), personally.”End of the drama. Now back to the action on the floor. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa He also owned up to the task of failing to provide the finishing kick for the Kings in that wild ending to Game 3.“I feel that it was my responsibility, because I am the leader on the floor,” Tenorio said. “We expected them (Bolts) to come out and play desperate basketball, which is what happened.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 5-foot-8 guard doesn’t want to see another Meralco victory in their 7 p.m. showdown because he has already experienced first hand what it feels blowing a 2-0 lead and eventually losing the championship.“That was in my rookie year, while playing for San Miguel,” Tenorio said. “I was very happy that we were already leading (2-0) before Ginebra won the last four games. I was devastated (then), and I don’t want that to happen again.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Austria makes history

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:15PBA Press Corps awards night01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria etched his name in history by becoming the first coach to keep the perpetual Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan trophy—an honor that goes to any mentor who wins the PBA Press Corps’ coach of the year award for three straight years.Austria, 59, bested Barangay Ginebra’s Tim Cone, TNT KaTropa’s Nash Racela and Magnolia (formerly Star) Hotshots’ Chito Victolero for the highest award to be given during the formal event presented by Cignal TV.ADVERTISEMENT Good fight, but where’s the killer punch? Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Austria, who saw action in the PBA from 1985 to 1993, steered the Beermen to the Philippine Cup and Commissioner’s Cup championships.He came a title short of completing a rare Grand Slam as sister team Ginebra retained the season-ending Governors’ Cup crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSMC president and chief executive officer Ramon S. Ang will also have the spotlight on as the recipient of the Executive of the Year award conferred in honor of the late Crispa team owner Danny Floro. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READlast_img read more

2019 Masters World Cup Coaches

first_imgTouch Football Australia would like to congratulate the following coaches who have been appointed to the Head Coach positions for the 2019 Australian Masters World Cup teams:Men’s 30s Coach: Nick PecchiarMen’s 35s Coach: Karley Banks (pictured)Men’s 40s Coach: Peter VincentMen’s 45s Coach: Chris LothMen’s 50s Coach: Mick McCallWomen’s 27s Coach: Danny GoodwinWomen’s 35s Coach: Mick GraySenior Mixed Coach: Mick McDonaldlast_img

10 months agoBarcelona join AC Milan interest for Man Utd striker Rashford

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barcelona join AC Milan interest for Man Utd striker Rashfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have joined the interest for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.The Sunday Express says Barca bosses have compiled a dossier as they court wonderkid Rashford, whose long-term future at Old Trafford is in doubt.Rashford has seen his progress checked over the last season under Jose Mourinho and he has only scored five league goals for United this season.He could look to quit United if he doesn’t kick on under new caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Barca have been keeping an eye on Rashford and are keen not to lose him to Real if he becomes available.AC Milan are also keen as they want to make a marquee signing this summer.Rashford scored in United’s 5-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday. last_img read more

Taylor Decker Releases Statement Regarding His Comments On Michigan State Coach Jim Bollman

first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)From 2001 to 2011, Jim Bollman worked for Ohio State, serving as both the offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach. In his final year with the Buckeyes, as Eleven Warriors notes, he didn’t “seriously” recruit Taylor Decker, leading the four-star then-recruit to commit to Notre Dame. Decker eventually switched his commitment to Ohio State after Urban Meyer was brought in, and, as we all know, he’s become a star for the program.Monday afternoon, Decker was asked about having to face off against Bollman, who now works for Michigan State, this Saturday. Eric Seger captured his response.Taylor Decker wasn’t an OSU target til Meyer came. Prior regime incl. MSU TE coach Bollman: “He didn’t want me either. So hopefully we win.”— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) November 16, 2015Monday night, Decker took to Twitter to issue a statement on the matter. He clearly wants to make his final home game a positive experience – he feels that what he said is being “spun” a bit.pic.twitter.com/0e9XiuY8Pd— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) November 16, 2015Decker and the Buckeyes kick off at 3:30 PM ET against the Spartans. As you probably know, there’s a lot on the line this year.last_img read more