43 VICTORIES Corley is a 41-year-old veteran from Washington, DC, who has had 70 fights, with a record of 43 victories, 26 losses and one draw. He has boxed all over the world and last fought in Denmark on February 26, scoring a tko victory over Osama Hadifi. He has fought for world titles several times, among them a loss to Zab Judah for the WBO super lightweight title in 2003 and another loss to Miguel Cotto for the same title in 2005. He also had a non-title fight loss to boxing kingpin, Floyd Mayweather Jr, in 2004. Azore has 16 victories, five losses and three draws in a career that started in December 2006 and saw him becoming the Guyanese welterweight boxing champion in December 2012. He has been inactive recently because of his inability to get fights, but has been training hard for several months since learning that he would be a challenger in the Contender series. He told The Gleaner yesterday that he is “fit, ready and confident” and is looking forward to a good fight. Two experienced boxers – DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley from the USA and Iwan ‘Pure Gold’ Azore, a Guyanese-born fighter who lives in Trinidad and Tobago – will exchange punches tonight over five rounds in the second preliminary bout of the Wray and Nephew 2016 Contender Series. The action starts at 9 p.m. at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, Old Hope Road, and will be broadcast live on Television Jamaica. Last week, spectators left the venue bemused and disappointed when after only 55 seconds, one of the boxers, 19-year old Xzaviar Ford from North Carolina, USA, suffered a torn tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue, gifting the bout to his opponent, Jamaican Richard Holmes, who was declared the winner by technical knockout. The promoters and sponsors were very disappointed with the outcome and have made an effort to have a better line-up this week. Corley, who was not on the original list of boxers selected to appear this year, was recruited a few days ago to join the USA team in their bid to defeat the Caribbean team. The format of the competition is that there are eight boxers on each team – the Caribbean and the USA – respectively. A draw is then used to select the opponents from both camps, and they will challenge each other over five rounds, with the winners moving on to the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and then the final. The eventual winner of the competition takes home $2 million, the runner-up $500,000, third $250,000 and fourth $200,000.
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A team of students from the University of Western Cape (UWC), led by Professor Nico Orce, is the first African research team to lead an experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).The day when the shosholoza was sung inside the heart of CERN! (Image: Nico Orce)Sulaiman PhilipBetter known as the home of the Large Hadron Collider, CERN is one of the most prestigious science research facilities in the world. It attracts the crème de la crème of international researchers, and now a team from UWC has joined their ranks.Led by the university’s Professor Nico Orce, the team of postgraduate students fired a selenium beam into a platinum target. The idea was to smash two nuclei into each other in the hope of causing an excitation in the selenium isotope.Selenium 70 lives for about 42 minutes and is produced during x-ray bursts, most commonly found in the stellar explosions of neutron stars. The new research facility at CERN, the Isotope Separator On-Line facility (ISOLDE), has an unstable selenium beam that is necessary for the experiments the UWC team is undertaking.UWC PhD student Kenzo Abrahams at CERN setting up the experiment. (Image: Nico Orce)South Africa joined the Isolde Collaboration — an agreement between nations and CERN to conduct experiments in the fields of nuclear and atomic physics, solid-state physics, materials science and life sciences — in 2017. This allows the country to benefit from ISOLDE’s beams of unstable exotic particles, such as selenium 70 and germanium 66.Orce explains: “So far, we can only accelerate stable beams at iThemba LABS, so we needed to go to CERN to complete these experiments. Soon enough we may be doing these kinds of measurements for the first time at iThemba LABS, here in South Africa. That will be great.”At the South African facility, in Somerset West, scientists in the physical, medical and biologial sciences undertake research for advanced education, the treatment of cancers and the production of unique radioisotopes.The goal of the UWC experiment was to discover how unstable exotic elements were created. “Above iron ore we do not know how elements are produced. Question marks still remain over how these elements are created,” says the professor.The team’s experiments did not produce the results for which they had hoped; however, instead of selenium 70, they were able to measure the creation of a different exotic particle, germanium 66. “We can still say we were successful. It’s the first time that germanium 66 was produced on Earth. We were able to study the decay of germanium 66 until we find a stable isotope.”Science, Orce says, “is like fighting Mike Tyson. You jab and jab until you can land a clean shot.”The small peak on the right is the first excitation in 66Ge. Evidence of the UWC teams success. (Image: Nico Orce)The benefits to UWC and the countryTo encourage his students to reach for the stars, Orce, a Spaniard, uses the experience of the Spanish team that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The team that arrived in the country were underdogs. “We made history because we believed in ourselves. Afterwards the team were feared, respected.”The physics postgraduate programme at UWC consists of 50 previously disadvantaged students. It attracts, Orce says, not necessarily the best students but they all dream of lifting themselves up. To encourage their dreams he insisted that the best of his students were part of his research team.“I wanted them to know that dreams come true if you work hard. I believe that having them work with the best scientists will show them the world beyond their own circumstances. It was life changing. Some of these students will be professors one day.”In an interview with the CERN newsletter, Master’s student Senamile Masango said: “I am a role model now. You will hardly find any women doing physics in South Africa, and you will hardly find any black physicists. Nico treats us all equally and he’s making us hungry to break every barrier. We’re making history.”As the lead research team, the UWC students and their professor were responsible for setting parameters and monitoring controls. Team member Sifiso Ntshangase was team leader, which gives him the opportunity to suggest further experiments that can be conducted at CERN. “There is a responsibility that goes along with being the first African team, of being from UWC. We will keep proposing new experiments; we want to go back.”Going back is not simply a matter of proposing innovative experiments, however. To run the facilities at CERN is expensive. Orce explains: “To get beam time is not easy, or cheap. It costs €100,000 (R1.5-million) per day. We have to thank the Department of Science and Technology for helping to make our trip possible.”It was important that the team from UWC led the research, he adds. Now that the experiment is completed, teams from UWC and their research partners at the University of York in the UK will analyse the data before publishing results in scientific journals. “We will be lead authors. This will impact on the quality of visiting professors we can attract. Already we have leading nuclear physicists interested in doing a sabbatical at the university.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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In the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha poll, the politics surrounding allegations of embezzlement of crores of rupees recovered by the Punjab police from a Christian priest and his associates has gained impetus with the Opposition parties alleging that it has been done in connivance with the ruling Congress and that the money could be used to influence voters.A day after the police ordered an inquiry into the allegations levelled by Anthony Madassery, a priest at a church in Jalandhar’s Partappura village, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal have expressed concern over the allegations against the police and demanded an independent probe.Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema said given the fact that the allegation of embezzlement has been levelled against the police, the State government should immediately hand over the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation.CBI probe sought“How can we expect a fair probe by the police against its own personnel? The probe should be handed over to the CBI. With Lok Sabha election round the corner, we fear that this embezzled amount could be used to influence voters,” Mr. Cheema said.The Khanna police had last week said it had seized ₹9.66 crore in “black money” from six persons, including the priest, during checking of vehicles at a checkpoint on G.T. Road at Doraha. However, the next day the priest accused the police of showing only ₹9.66 crore, instead of the ₹16.65 crore seized, and claimed the cash was accounted for.Meanwhile, SAD has urged the Chief Election Commissioner to order an independent probe into the misappropriation, alleging that “it seemed to have happened with the connivance of the Congress and could be used to influence voters”.CEC action soughtSenior SAD leader and former Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said the party has submitted a memorandum to the Punjab CEO Karuna Raju, urging that the matter be forwarded to the CEC for action. “Father Anthony Madassery’s statement that ₹16.32 crore was seized by the Khanna police but only ₹9.66 crore was shown as recovery has raised serious questions over the functioning of the police. We have reasons to believe that the remaining amount has been misappropriated at the instance of the ruling Congress party and would be used to influence voters,” said Mr. Cheema.
There is a good news for Twitter fans in India as popular micro-blogging site is all set to launch services in Hindi in the coming weeks.Twitter, which came into existence five years ago, now boasts of 100 million active users worldwide.”After launching Hindi, Filipino, Malay and Simplified and Traditional Chinese in the coming weeks, Twitter will support 17 different languages,” according to a company blog.Both Twitter and social networking site Facebook have huge following in India. Among others, Facebook already offers its services in Hindi and five other Indian languages — Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu and Bengali.Going by estimates, Twitter has around 200 million registered users.”For many, getting the most out of Twitter isn’t only about tweeting: 40 per cent of our active users simply sign in to listen to what’s happening in their world… Our 100 million active users range from passionate early adopters to recent converts,” the blog dated September 8 said.The micro-blogging site allows users to send messages, with a maximum of 140 characters.Global leaders, film personalities, journalists and sports people, including Indian cricketers, are among the diverse Twitter users.According to Twitter, 35 global heads of state such as Australia’s Julia Gillard and Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, use the site.”More than 40 per cent of the top global religious leaders are on Twitter, including @DalaiLama and the Pope…,” the blog noted.It said reporters share stories and photo from the front lines on Twitter.”Ordinary citizens break news and give us a view we might otherwise miss, like the now-famous Space Shuttle image that was re-tweeted over 2,300 times, and the first photo of the US Airways plane that landed in the Hudson River in 2009,” the blog said.advertisement