[Cyclisme] Drôle de réveillon pour Ken Conter

first_imgMalheureusement, cette journée du 24 décembre ne va pas du tout se passer comme le futur licencié chez Leopard l’avait prévu :  «Il était aux alentours de 13 h 45, cela faisait 45 minutes que je roulais. J’avais prévu trois heures mardi et quatre ce mercredi. J’étais à Mondorf, une voiture m’a grillé la priorité et m’a renversé alors que je devais rouler à 45 km/h”, confie Ken Contern. Conduit à l’hôpital, le coureur du Team Snooze a passé des examens qui n’ont pas révélé de fracture. Mais le jeune homme de 20 ans confie : «avoir mal partout.» Dans le détail, cela donne des douleurs au genou, au dos et des plaies à l’épaule : «Je suis tombé sur le capot. Le vélo est en quatre et le casque est aussi cassé.» En gros, cela aurait pu être bien pire. Ken Conter a toutefois pu regagner son domicile dans la soirée et réveillonner avec ses proches.Je ne viens pas pour terminer quatrième ou cinquième chez les espoirsIl pense déjà à la suite : «Ça ne devrait pas trop me gêner. Je vais avoir des séances de kiné et d’osteo et on verra bien ce qu’ils disent», précise celui à qui une telle mésaventure était déjà arrivé, il y a quelques années de cela. Mais concernant son gros objectif, les championnats nationaux de cyclo-cross en espoirs, où il espérait pouvoir rivaliser notamment avec son meilleur ami Raphaël Kockelmann, il sait que c’est compromis : «J’espérais  au moins faire un podium chez les espoirs. Mais bon, maintenant, je crois que je vais me concentrer sur la saison sur route. On verra au jour le jour mais si je ne suis pas à 100%, ça ne sert à rien d’y aller. Je ne viens pas pour terminer quatrième ou cinquième chez les espoirs.»Alors, verra-t-on le maillot Leopard sur les épaules de Ken Contern d’ici un peu plus de deux semaines à Mersch? D’une certaine manière, la question n’est pas là. On se réjouit surtout que sa mésaventure ne soit pas trop grave. Et on lui souhaite un prompt rétablissement.Romain Haas Le futur coureur de Leopard a été renversé par une voiture. Il est incertain pour le championnat national de cyclo-cross, dans un peu plus de deux semaines.«Quand on a un objectif comme les championnats, on fait ce qu’il faut.» Qu’il pleuve, qu’il vente ou qu’il neige, jour férié ou pas, les cyclistes savent qu’ils doivent faire preuve de stackhanovisme dans leur entraînement. C’est ainsi qu’avant d’aller réveillonner en famille, Ken Conter avait décidé de faire une petite sortie de trois heures, ce mardi. Et il devait enchaîner ce mercredi avec un autre bon bloc de travail, histoire de se présenter dans les meilleures conditions pour les championnats nationaux, du côté de Mersch, le 11 janvier prochain.Pas de fracture mais des douleurs partout Partagerlast_img read more

Premier League: Lacazette late strike gives Arsenal draw against Liverpool

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette struck late to cancel out James Milner’s goal and earned Arsenal a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. With the win, Liverpool were denied all the three points in London, which would have seen them go three points clear at the top of the Premier League table.It took Liverpool a while to break the deadlock even as they attacked and dominated the proceedings for most part of the match. After a tight first half, Milner scored in the 61st minute after Sadio Mane’s cross from the left was only brought in his part by Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno, who could do only as much to attempt to put the ball away.Even though Liverpool had a better game in terms of constant attack overall, Arsenal’s late surge and pressure yielded into a goal from Lacazette in the 82nd minute and the Gunners extended their unbeaten run to 14 games in all competitions.The French striker spun away to the left side of goal to keep the ball away from goalkeeper Alisson before cutting back and firing a shot past the Brazilian’s reach and into the far corner.The draw took Liverpool top of the table by one point from champions Manchester City, who host Southampton on Sunday. Arsenal dropped to fifth, behind Tottenham Hotspur who won 3-2 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the late match. Liverpool scored a goal and had one ruled out against Arsenal in the Premier League. (@LFC Photo)Liverpool thought they had taken the lead after 20 minutes in north London when Roberto Firmino chipped the ball over Leno and it came back off the post for Mane to tap in.advertisementThe effort was ruled out as the linesman had flagged the Senegalese winger offside, although replays showed Mane was behind the Brazilian when the original shot was taken.In fact, even in the post-match show, it was discussed that even though Mane was in an offside position when the ball was played, it was played towards Firmino and Mane did not touch so he technically was not even active at that point of time.Also read – Manchester United seal comeback win, Leicester edge past Cardiff on emotional night”There is only one person who can answer the question and that’s the linesman. That’s football. If he thought the first situation was offside then I think he was wrong,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told BT Sport.”But it’s not going to change and we made more mistakes than the referee. It would have been cool if this goal could count.”Arsenal have now gone 14 games unbeaten in all competitions, taking significant strides under new manager Unai Emery. The momentum building under the Spaniard’s stewardship was evidenced by the excited atmosphere among the home fans, although Emery was disappointed at not having claimed all three points.It’s only been a few months so far, but you’ve gotta love Unai’s passionP A S S I O N @UnaiEmery_ pic.twitter.com/fKD30zIxBSArsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 3, 2018″We wanted to win but the performance is good, we push and we work the match, doing our tactics and with our supporters pushing us with energy,” he said.”For the supporters it is a great match and a good spectacle but I am only 50 percent happy because we wanted to win.”NERVY SPURS HANG ON TO WIN AT WOLVESFULL-TIME: A late fightback from Wolves isn’t enough as we leave Molineux with all three points. #COYS pic.twitter.com/Zi0Khlk8G2Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 3, 2018Tottenham Hotspur held on nervously to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 away in the Premier League on Saturday after conceding two second-half penalties.Spurs looked comfortable with a two-goal lead after half an hour. Erik Lamela played a neat one-two with Son Heung-min to charge into the box and score the first and Lucas Moura comfortably headed in from a Kieran Trippier cross.Wolves had a goal disallowed for offside before halftime, although replays appeared to show that it was an incorrect decision.Harry Kane finished from close range after the hour mark, following good work by Lamela, but Ruben Neves pulled one back for Wolves from the penalty spot after Spurs defender and Premier League debutant Juan Foyth brought down Raul Jimenez.Foyth gave away another penalty when he appeared to push Jonny Castro. Jimenez stepped up and sent goalkeeper Hugo Lloris the wrong way to make it 3-2 with 12 minutes remaining.Wolves piled on the pressure but were unable to find a way past Lloris as Spurs held on to climb back into the top four.advertisementDefeat for Wolves but @Nuno’s men never gave up and kept pressing until the very end. The home supporters show their appreciation with a fantastic ovation at the end of the game.pic.twitter.com/5L6fXDLoTEWolves (@Wolves) November 3, 2018Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have now lost three games in a row and slipped to 11th in the standings and the Portuguese coach lamented that their disallowed goal did not stand.”It could have made a big difference. It’s hard not to feel a little bit unfairly done by,” he said.”We had the character to go back in the game when everybody thought the game was lost. The boys gave everything, took risks. We had chances. Maybe we would have deserved a draw,” Nuno added.Spurs were rocked by an injury to Mousa Dembele in the first few minutes, particularly with one eye on a must-win Champions League clash at home to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.The European fixture may explain why the visitors faded as the match wore on and manager Mauricio Pochettino conceded his side only had themselves to blame for allowing Wolves back into the match.”At 3-0 I think we conceded a very cheap action for the opponent,” he said. “We created our own problems, but playing here is a tough place to come so I am happy.”Pochettino said he hoped Dembele’s injury was not too serious but that the Belgian would have to be assessed.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

TSB probing death on cargo ship in eastern Quebec

first_imgPORT-DANIEL-GASCONS, – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is sending a team to Quebec to investigate a fatality aboard a cargo ship.Few details have been disclosed, but it’s believed a member of the crew died after falling on the bulk carrier “Sage Amazon” on Saturday.The ship, registered in Liberia, was moored near Port-Daniel-Gascons on the south side of the Gaspe peninsula at the time of the incident.The victim’s name and nationality have not been released.The ship was carrying a cargo of concrete.last_img read more

Katrina Kaif flaunts ample curves in a skimpy redblue swimsuit from her

first_imgKatrina KaifInstagramKatrina Kaif had been extensively shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar upcoming Bharat alongside Salman Khan. The actress has recently wrapped up the shoot and has now flown to the Maldives with her bestest girl and boys to let herself loose in the blue waters and warm beaches.Katrina was undoutebdly having a gala time with her favourite gang but she didn’t forget to treat her 20 million family by giving them a glimpse into her exotic holiday destination.Sharing a few pictures wearing a skimpy swimsuit, Katrina was seen flaunting her ample curves, letting her hair loose and flashing her million dollar smile for every fan to see on Instagram. And it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the red hot diva was looking no less than a goddess in the attire and oozing immense hotness in the backdrop of a white sand beach and clear blue sky.Take a look at Katrina’s exotic beach holiday pictures here. On the work front, Katrina is currently gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Bharat wherein she will be seen playing the love interest of her ex-lover and good friend Salman Khan. In the movie, the two will get married which will surely send their fans into frenzy in cinema halls on Eid this year. The trailer of Bharat will be launched on April 24 and will also be showcased with The Avengers: Endgame on April 26. But what’s more interesting that, after Bharat, Salman and Katrina will continue their love saga in the third installement of their Tiger franchise.last_img read more

Best of Last Week Map of universe questioned violent history of our

first_img(Phys.org) —It’s been a quirky week for physics as a study finds weird magic ingredient for quantum computing—a team of researchers with the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing found that an odd aspect of quantum theory called contextuality is a necessary resource to achieve what’s been described as the bit of magic needed for universal quantum computation. Also, map of the universe questioned: Dwarf galaxies don’t fit standard model—the mismatch is calling into question the standard model of cosmology, which no doubt has a lot of space scientists nervous. And who’d of thought that after years of geological study, that researchers would find new evidence for oceans of water deep in the Earth—beneath the United States, no less. In another bit of quirkiness, 55-year-old dark side of the Moon mystery is solved—turns out the lack of maria was due to a temperature gradient that came about as a result of the way our celestial partner was formed. © 2014 Phys.org Study finds weird magic ingredient for quantum computing Citation: Best of Last Week – Map of universe questioned, violent history of our faces and resistant bacteria found in food (2014, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-06-week-universe-violent-history.html In completely unrelated news, a breakthrough of sorts has been achieved by a team of researchers at Penn State as they announce rescue of Alzheimer’s memory deficit achieved by reducing ‘excessive inhibition’—it’s not a cure, of course, but a promising new way of treating the disease. And a team at the University of Utah is wondering if our countenance evolved into the shapes we see today as a means of minimizing damage due to people punching each other in the face; they wonder did violence shape our faces? That might explain a lot.More practically, a team at Rice University has found a way to mimic the impressive skills of the Stenocara beetle—it pulls water out of morning fog and holds onto it for a long time—they’ve announced: nanotube forests drink water from arid air—modified carbon nanotubes that allow for harvesting water from the air for long-term storage.And finally, news that should have us all worried as antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in food products for the first time—a squid at a fish market in Canada was found to have Pseudomonas in it, not a particularly bad bug, but one that could get into the human gut and help much deadlier bacteria such as E. coli become resistant. Is the day coming sooner than we thought when we won’t have any useful antibiotics? Let’s hope not.center_img Explore further An EarthScope map illustrates the location of seismometers throughout North America. The EarthScope scientific community conducts multidisciplinary research across the Earth sciences utilizing freely available data from instruments that measure motions of the Earth’s surface, record seismic waves, and recover rock samples from depths at which earthquakes originate. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

State declares holiday for Chhath Puja today

first_imgKolkata: The state government has declared a holiday on Tuesday for Chhath Puja and sectional holiday for the same on Wednesday. While addressing a gathering at the inaugural ceremony of Jagaddhatri Puja at Posta, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: “The state government has declared holiday on Tuesday for Chhath Puja and there will be sectional holiday on Wednesday as well.” It may be mentioned that Banerjee will be attending a programme on the eve of Chhath Puja at Dahi Ghat in Kidderpore on Tuesday. It has been stated in the notification in connection with the holiday that “the state government has already declared holiday on November 13 for state government officers, boards, corporations, undertakings and educational institutions all over the state…In view of this, the Governor is pleased to further declare November 14 as sectional holiday for Chhath Puja.” People who perform Chhath Puja have appreciated the move. It may be mentioned that the state government has already issued a notification declaring holidays for the year 2019. There will be a holiday for 13 days at a stretch during Durga Puja. There will be an “additional day” holiday on February 11 for Saraswati Puja apart from the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata, the Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata and the West Bengal Beverages Corporation Limited.last_img read more

10 quota for EWS in govt jobs education Mamata

first_imgKolkata: The state Cabinet on Tuesday approved 10 percent reservation for ‘economically weaker general caste’ in state government civil service and in educational institutions across the state.”This is a historic decision on the part of our government. The SC/ST and OBC, who are already entitled to reservation, will not get the benefit,” said state Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee at the state Assembly. The state government will soon bring out a notification in this regard after tabling and passing a Bill in this regard, preferably in the ongoing Assembly session. The criteria and other formalities for getting the benefit have already been discussed and will be clearly mentioned in the notification. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned that a few months ago, the Centre had also introduced 10 percent quota for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), saying it was brought in to promote “social equality” by providing “equal opportunities in higher education and employment to those who have been excluded by virtue of their economic status”. During the day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting with the MLAs of SC/ST and tribal community at the state Assembly and took stock of development activities and other works for the communities. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateShe gave a patient hearing to their suggestions to ensure that work for the Backward Classes Welfare (BCW) department can be carried out in a more efficient manner. “The Chief Minister has instructed the concerned officials to expedite the process of disbursement of SC/ST certificates and not to dilly-dally regarding handing over the same, as these backward classes need the certificates for admission from school to university and also for jobs of state and Central government,” Chatterjee said. All Opposition MLAs attended the meeting and 37 of them belonging to different political parties offered their suggestions to expedite services rendered for the welfare of the backward classes. At present, 84 MLAs in the state among 294 belong to the SC and ST community. Banerjee also gave the nod for holding camps in the block level to fast-track the process of handing over the certificates. “The Chief Minister has given clear instructions that apart from hearing their grievances and attempting to solve them, steps should be taken for socio-economic development of them as well,” Chatterjee said. The meeting was attended by state BCW minister Rajib Banerjee and senior officials of the department. Banerjee also called for an awareness campaign regarding the various benefits for the welfare of the backward classes being provided by her government, to bridge any sort of information gap in this regard. It may be mentioned that since assuming power in 2011, the state government has issued 67.22 lakh SC and OBC caste certificates, while the number of ST certificates distributed stands at 6.9 lakh.last_img read more