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Large Hadron Collider

Large Hadron Collider

Large Hadron Collider Black Hole Fears: End of the World?

Large Hadron Collider and the Black Hole: The largest atom smasher ever built, the Hadron Collider, will get turned on Wednesday and some think it could destroy the world.

$9 billion has been spent in an effort to find the so-called “God particle”, a subatomic particle that up until now has only existed in theory.

The largest scientific experiment ever built, by man at least, is 100 meters below the Swiss countryside and will fire two beams of particles, at nearly the speed of light, towards each other, around a 17 mile circle.

The collision of the two beams is expected to produce a burst of subatomic fragments that have never been seen.

Scientists are hoping the impact’s results could give them insight into dark matter, which is believed to make up the bulk of space, and possibly prove the existence of the Higgs Boson, the so-called “God particle”.

Its detractors fear that mini Black Holes and ruptures in space could be caused as well and threaten the entire planet itself. But rest assured, it won’t happen.

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Science | , , , , , | Leave a comment

ICC Awards

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul has become the fifth player to be named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year at the ICC Awards ceremony in Dubai. Chanderpaul, who also made the shortlist last year, fought off competition from other nominees Mahela Jayawardene from Sri Lanka, as well as South Africa’s Graeme Smith and Dale Steyn to take the top award.
Steyn had the consolation of taking the Test Player of the Year award, while India’s one-day captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the ODI Player of the Year award.

Yuvraj Singh and Simon Taufel

Yuvraj Singh became the inaugural winner of the Twenty20 International Performance of the Year Award in recognition of his amazing six sixes in one over off Stuart Broad during the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa last September.

Ajantha Mendis, Sri Lanka’s 23-year-old spin star, won the Emerging Player of the Year award. With his mesmerising brand of spin bowling, Mendis has exploded on to the international scene in recent months. In just three Tests against India in July and August, he claimed an amazing 26 wickets at an average of 18.38.

Australian umpire, Simon Taufel, was named as Umpire of the Year for the fifth successive time. Taufel, 37, received his votes from the captains of the ten Full Member nations, as well as the eight-man elite panel of ICC match referees. “I’m delighted to win this award but I don’t set this as a goal at the start of a season,” he said.

ICC Awards 2008

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Yuvraj wins Twenty20 Award – ICC Awards 2008

Yuvraj Singh wins Twenty20 Award

Yuvraj Singh, became the inaugural winner of the Twenty20 International Performance of the Year Award, in recognition of his amazing six sixes in one over during last September’s ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa.
This new award highlights the most impressive performances by players in Twenty20 Internationals during the 12-month voting period and it marks the advent of this exciting new format of the game at international level.

On September 19, 2007, during a match against England in Durban, Yuvraj Singh smashed every delivery of the 19th over – bowled by Stuart Broad – beyond the boundary rope, in the process registering a 12-ball half-century and putting his team on course for victory.

It was the first time a player had hit six sixes in a single Twenty20 International over. Herschelle Gibbs did it in an ODI during the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, while Garry Sobers became the first batsman to achieve the feat during a first-class match back in 1968.

ICC Awards 2008 – Yuvraj Singh wins Twenty20 Award

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Dhoni is ODI Player of Year – ICC Awards

ICC Awards - Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ODI Player of Year

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has won the ODI Player of the Year award at the ICC Awards ceremony in Dubai.

Dhoni beat off tough competition from his India team-mate, Sachin Tendulkar, Australia’s fast bowler Nathan Bracken and Pakistan stalwart, Mohammad Yousuf, to take the award.

During the voting period, Dhoni played 39 ODIs and scored 1,298 runs at an average of 49.92 and at a rate of 82.46 runs per 100 balls faced. In that time he hit a century and nine fifties, making sure he led his team from the front.

Also in that time, in his capacity as a wicketkeeper, Dhoni claimed 62 dismissals (46 catches and 16 stumpings), which is almost twice as many as the next best, albeit having played more matches than any other keeper.

He is currently ranked No. 1 in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen. Dhoni said: “I would like to thank the voting academy for considering me to be deserving of this award. I am really happy to get this – it’s a great privilege.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ODI Player of Year

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Father of JonBenet Ramsey says on Oprah that he forgives the media

John Ramsey says he has forgiven the news media for the “cyberspace lynching” he and his wife endured until prosecutors cleared them in the 1996 killing of their six-year-old daughter, JonBenet.
Ramsey appeared on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” broadcast Wednesday.
He said he considers new DNA tests that point to an outsider to be progress in the case. The interview is Ramsey’s first national TV appearance since prosecutors cleared his family in July. Ramsey’s wife, Patsy, died of cancer in 2006.
The episode included an interview with Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted in 2002 from her Utah home and held captive nine months. There was also a segment on Missouri kidnapping victim Shawn Hornbeck, who was missing more than four years when he was returned to his family in 2007.

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Television | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Large Hadron Collider doesn’t cause the end of the world – yet

The Earth didn’t move, or even twitch. And it certainly didn’t end – as you can tell by the fact you are reading this. By Neil Tweedie at CERN

The Large Hadron Collider , the greatest atom smasher ever created, the world’s biggest machine, was switched on today at CERN, the European nuclear research centre outside Geneva. And the result: rather less than earth shattering.

“Five, four, three, two, one, zero – nothing,” joked Lyn Evans, leader of the LHC project, before a fuzzy dot appeared on a monitor.

It was 9.30am local time when a stream of protons was introduced into a short stretch of the circular 17-mile underground racetrack, buried in the Jura Mountains on the Franco-Swiss border.

The fuzzy dot registered their arrival, and then – well, not a lot. But to the scientists who have devoted their working lives to the project it was a moment of consummation.

Protons streams were then introduced into more and more of the machine until less than an hour later – far earlier than predicted – a stream whizzed around the entire circumference of the particle accelerator at a shade under the speed of light. The LHC had passed its first crucial landmark.

A host of Jeremiahs have been predicting that the collider, costing £5bn and a quarter of a century in the making, will destroy the world by spawning mini black holes which will sink to the Earth’s core before gobbling it up

The scientists at CERN have dismissed the claim as ill-informed nonsense, and it certainly wasn’t going to happen on today’s inaugural test run, which did not include the sub-atomic collisions needed to produce an Earth-munching singularity.

Dr Evans, the coal miner’s son from Aberdare, south Wales, who grew to lead the LHC project, the biggest thing in so-called Big Science, was so moved by the first completed circuit that he could muster only a few words.

Large Hadron Collider

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Onam Greetings, Onam Cards, Onam sms

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Onam Greetings Onam Wishes Onam Cards Onam Pictures Onam SMS

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Obama: McCain-Palin message is like ‘lipstick on a pig’

Barack Obama hurled an acidic attack at his Republican White House rivals’ reformist credentials, likening their promise of change to putting “lipstick on a pig.”

Barak Obama

“We’ve been talking about change when we were up in the polls and when we were down in the polls,” Obama said as surveys suggested John McCain and Sarah Palin have overhauled his lead for the November 4 election.

Supporters cheer as Sarah Palin speaks at a campaign event

“The other side, suddenly, they’re saying ‘we’re for change too.’ Now think about it, these are the same folks that have been in charge for the last eight years,” the Illinois senator told a crowd of 2,400 people in Lebanon, Virginia.

“You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig. You can wrap up an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It’s still going to stink after eight years. We’ve had enough,” he exclaimed to a standing ovation.

Lipstick On A Pig – Obama – McCain – Palin

September 10, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment