In a gesture designed to help ease tensions in boiling-over Ferguson, Missouri, the NFL’s St. Louis Rams provided three local high school football teams with free tickets to Saturday night’s preseason game against the Green Bay PackersKyle Eversgerd, the Rams’ manager of fan development and alumni relations, reached out to McCluer High, McCluer North and McCluer South to offer 75 free tickets per team to attend the game, according to MMQB.com.“In light of everything going on, it just kind of hit me,” Eversgerd said. “I can’t imagine, with all that stuff going on, how tough it must be to practice. We were able to get them away from it all.”McCluer senior running back Henry Jones said the opportunity to attend an NFL game meant a lot.“It was overwhelming to see the NFL live, for real,” Jones said, according to the website. “You saw how fast they played and how they played together. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I could actually see myself out there playing.”Michael Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a police officer Aug. 9, touching off a week of protests and turmoil in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.McCluer coach Mario MacDonald said the Rams’ gesture gave his players a mental break from the tragedy.“Our kids are focused on this season, but I worry about them out here, to be honest,” he said.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is confident that Liverpool can do what is necessary to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.The Reds go into Tuesday’s final Group C fixture knowing they must beat Napoli either 1-0 or by two clear goals to be certain of advancing from the pool having previously lost all their away games to Napoli, Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint Germain.During Monday’s pre-match press conference obtained from the club’s official website, the Dutchman said:Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“For sure. You want to play at the highest level. Obviously, you don’t want to be in the situation we could be in tomorrow where we could maybe get knocked out, but it is how it is and we are looking forward to it. We want to show them and show everyone in the world that we belong in the Champions League.“We should be confident as well with the situation we are in now. We are doing very well in the league and we need to show it in the Champions League as well, and hopefully, we can keep doing that after tomorrow.”
Originally published July 10, 12 p.m. PT. Tags That’s a big leap in a single lifetime, and to mark just how far we’ve come in refining our view of the universe, NASA shared the above video visualization created with its data by science outreach project System Sounds. It shows when and where in the night sky all the known exoplanets were discovered. Note how quickly the pace of the finds picks up once Kepler starts making its contribution in 2010. Kepler went to sleep permanently in 2018, but its legacy has been picked up by other observatories like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which has already found over 700 new planet candidates in its first year in space.Next up, the European Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite (CHEOPS) is set to launch by the end of the year and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is set to blast off in 2021. Both space telescopes will be able to do more than just spot exoplanets — they could help determine if conditions exist to support life upon their surfaces. Share your voice Requiem for Kepler? NASA’s pioneering planet-finder (pictures) 3 26 Photos Best places in space to search for alien life Comments NASA Space Sci-Tech It seems crazy now, but it wasn’t long ago we had no hard evidence of planets existing outside our solar system. Known as “exoplanets,” the first definitive discovery of one didn’t come until 1992. For many years after that, a trickle of distant worlds were added to the known exoplanet catalog. Only in the last decade, with the help of the recently retired Kepler Space Telescope, has the pace of discovery really increased exponentially. In June, the 4,000th exoplanet was confirmed. 30 Photos
AshuliaA toddler was killed and four others were injured in a wall collapse at Kathgara in Ashulia on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Tasim Hossain, the one and a half year old son of Nazmul Hossain of the area.A fire broke out from the gas stove of a house on the ground floor of the building in the morning due to gas leakage, said, Jahangir Alam, senior station officer of Ashulia DEPZ Fire Service Control room.An explosion followed and a part of the wall collapsed, killing the boy on the spot and injuring four others, he added.The injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.