Hoboken mayoral candidate Ravi Bhalla and slate file petitions

first_img ×Emily Jabbour, Ravi Bhalla, Jim Doyle, and John Allen, here in front of Hoboken City Hall, filed their nominating petitions Wednesday for their mayoral and council bids. Emily Jabbour, Ravi Bhalla, Jim Doyle, and John Allen, here in front of Hoboken City Hall, filed their nominating petitions Wednesday for their mayoral and council bids. HOBOKEN – Councilman Ravi Bhalla, candidate for Hoboken mayor, and his at-large slate of Councilman Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour and John Allen filed 2,796 petition signatures with the Hoboken City Clerk this week. Bhalla filed 1,004 himself.“We engaged voters throughout the city in our petition-gathering effort, using it as an opportunity to have thousands of conversations at residents’ doors and in strategic locations,” said Bhalla in the press release.“Voters were responsive to our plans for fixing our aging infrastructure, comprehensively addressing our flooding problem, holding the line on taxes, and building on the successes of the Zimmer Administration,” he said. “Between now and election day, we will continue, and step-up our active grassroots campaigning, assisted by dedicated volunteers.”last_img read more

Deschamps backs Zizou as future France boss

first_img“He will be coach” of France, “one day. It will happen when it happens,” said Deschamps, who captained France to World Cup triumph in 1998 and at Euro 2000 when Zidane was an integral part of Les Bleus’ midfield.Zidane, who led Real to their third successive Champions League trophy with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool last Saturday, made the shock announcement to quit Real early Thursday, claiming he was unsure of his ability to inspire the Spanish giants to more victories.“I don’t see myself continuing to win this year and I am a winner, I don’t like to lose,” added Zidane, who was under contract with Real until 2020.Although Deschamps is under contract with the French football federation (FFF) until 2020, he sees Zidane stepping into the role.“For the moment he wants to enjoy some rest and spend time with his family,” he said.“One day he will be the national team coach. I can’t say when, but to me it’s logical.”Deschamps said Zidane’s decision had not affected his plans for France’s World Cup campaign.“I’m not even thinking about it,” he added. “I’m totally concentrated and focused on what lies ahead for me and the players.”France, one of the favourites for the World Cup in Russia alongside Brazil and Germany, face Italy in a friendly in Nice on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France’s head coach Didier Deschamps said that Zinedine Zidane could one day take the job. © AFP / FRANCK FIFENICE, France, May 31 – France coach Didier Deschamps has backed former teammate Zinedine Zidane to step into his shoes “one day”, only hours after the latter’s shock decision to step down as coach of Real Madrid.Deschamps, however, played down suggestions that Zidane’s decision had heaped more pressure on his shoulders ahead of the June 14-July 15 World Cup.last_img read more

QPR v Northampton: Changes for Rangers and youngster is among subs

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesMatt Smith and Idrissa Sylla start for QPR at Loftus Road, where Steven Caulker plays a first-team match for the first time since last October.Keeper Matt Ingram and midfielders Ariel Borysiuk and Ryan Manning are among those also brought into the side for the League Cup first round tie.Rangers’ substitutes include Belgian youngster Ilias Chair, a midfielder the club signed earlier this year.QPR: Ingram, Furlong, Onuoha, Caulker, Robinson, Freeman, Manning, Borysiuk, Ngbakoto, Sylla, Smith.Subs: Lumley, Baptiste, Petrasso, Luongo, Chair, Wszolek, Washington. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Cassini Diving Through Saturn’s Young Rings

first_imgThere’s a gap between the D ring and the planet that is empty enough to allow the spacecraft to pass through, taking incredible pictures and data.Artwork of Cassini ring dive (JPL)As we reported a few days ago, Cassini is in the midst of its exciting “Grand Finale”— a series of daring maneuvers between the rings and Saturn. As of this writing, three of the ring dives (of 22) have been completed. Amazing photos and videos posted on the JPL Cassini Website are just a foretaste of unprecedented observations to come before the final plunge into Saturn on September 15.Evidence continues to support the youth of the rings. A new paper in Icarus, co-authored by veteran ringmaster Jeff Cuzzi, shows that the rings cannot be nearly as old as Saturn:We find that the overall pollution exposure time for the A and B rings and the Cassini Division ranges from ∼30–150 Myr, which is in line with the ∼15–90 Myr we previously derived for most regions in the C ring. These exposure times assume an initially nearly pure-ice ring that has been continuously contaminated by in-falling micrometeoroids since its formation, using the currently accepted value of the micrometeoroid flux (Grün et al., 1985; Cuzzi and Estrada, 1998; Kempf et al., 2013; Altobelli et al., 2015). Our results here, taken together with our previous findings for the C ring, further support the idea that Saturn’s rings may be ≲150 Myr old suggesting an origin scenario in which the rings are derived from the relatively recent breakup of an icy moon.150 million years sounds old, but that’s only 3% of the consensus age for Saturn. Planetary scientists had long thought the rings were as old as Saturn till evidence from spacecraft showed otherwise.In science, it is generally distasteful to posit ad hoc scenarios to support a theory. Getting a moon of just the right size to come toward Saturn at just the right speed to break up and form such a complex pattern of rings at just the right time so that we can observe them today sounds like special pleading (example, 10/07/2010). When I was at JPL, I heard Jeff Cuzzi talk very frankly and honestly about Saturn’s rings being young. Another veteran ringmaster, Larry Esposito, openly told a critic of one of my ICR articles about the youth of Saturn’s rings why he wanted to keep them old through a “recycling” mechanism. “It is true that my major impetus for my recycling proposal is philosophical: I am not comfortable with the low probability of recent ring creation.” (email dated 11/06/2008).(Visited 524 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more