95th Distinguished Lecture On Research And Creative Work To Be Held Oct. 8 At CU-Boulder

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder physics Professor Allan Franklin will deliver the 95th annual Distinguished Research Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in CU-Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. The lecture, titled “Experiment, Evidence and Science,” is free and open to the public. The talk is sponsored by the Council on Research and Creative Work through the CU-Boulder Graduate School and will be followed by a reception. The Distinguished Research Lectureship is the highest honor that the Graduate School bestows upon a faculty member. Its purpose is to honor an entire body of research and creative work, typically over a three-decade period. “The lecture defends the old fashioned view that science is a reasonable enterprise based on experimental evidence and reasoned in critical discussion,” Franklin said. “I am very grateful to receive this honor.” Franklin began his career as an experimental high-energy physicist and previously taught at Princeton University. He has been a member of the CU-Boulder faculty since 1967, and a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including the California Institute of Technology. In the mid-1970s, Franklin changed his research interests to the history of philosophy of science, focusing particularly on the roles of experiments in physics. He was a research fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and at Chelsea and King’s College, University of London. In 2000, he was named a Miegunyah Distinguished Fellow at the University of Melbourne. In the spring of 2002, Franklin received a Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Research Award. Franklin has authored six books and his seventh book, “Selectivity and Discord: Two Problems of Experiment,” will be published in November 2002. Published: Sept. 25, 2002 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Groves police blotter and calls from Nov. 27–Dec. 3

first_img Next UpNov. 29Theft of a firearm from a vehicle was reported in the 5600 block of Hogaboom.A 55-year-old man was arrested for driving while intoxicated in the 6000 block of Monroe/5900 block of Monroe.A 33-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 6400 block of Madison after a call in reference to a disturbance.Nov. 30Cruelty to non-livestock animals was reported in the 6600 block of 32nd Street.Injury to child, elderly or disabled individual report was processed.Dec. 1An assault-assault family violence report was processed in the 2600 block of Twin City Highway.Theft of approximately $600 was reported in the 5800 block of West Jefferson. Dec. 2A 9MM purple and black SCCY CPX-2 was taken from a white KIA Soul without the owner’s consent and was reported in the 2400 block of Little John.A vicious dog was reported to the police station at 4201 Main Avenue.A 40-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants and possession of a controlled substance in the 3300 block of West Parkway, while on a traffic stop.A 32-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 6000 block of Gulfway Drive after a traffic stop.An informational report was processed.Dec. 3A 21-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants and the driver was issued citation for traffic offenses in the 6700 block of 32nd Street after a traffic stop. Calls:Miscellaneous calls for service assistance — 130Offense reports filed — 19Motor vehicle accidents investigated — 4Nov. 27Burglary of a building was reported in the 1200 block of Wilson Avenue, Port Neches.A back door was damaged and reported in the 3200 block of Charles Avenue.Front door appeared to have been pried open with a pry bar and the strike plates on the door frame damaged in the 7000 block of Terrell Street.last_img read more

Blacky wins three in a row and inaugural Monthly Mug

first_imgEveryone was running early so we departed the G.S. in 2 minivans 10 minutes ahead of schedule at 8.20 am and after an excellent run through Pattaya Monday morning traffic we arrived at the course just 55 minutes later.  The course was, yes – you guessed it, almost deserted and after a relaxing preparation time and putting practice for some we sent our first group, once more a Gosnells Golf Club four-ball away 18 minutes early at 9.42 am. PSC golf from The Growling SwanMonday, June 25, Royal Lakeside – StablefordA good low season contingent of 14 golfers assembled at The Growling Swan in readiness for the longish road trip to the challenging Royal Lakeside and we welcomed first timers Ebrahim & Bernie McCart.  We also welcomed back Frank Donnelly from his 3 week stint as a tourist guide showing family from Australia around.  A hearty “Bon Voyage” was afforded to Dick Braimbridge who will shortly be returning to Queensland, Australia for about 3 months and also Dr Brian Vale & Wayne Harman who are off back to Perth, Western Australia in the next couple of days. Monday Compass winner Brian (Doc) Vale, Deefa the Dog & winner Peter Blackburn.The new caddies’ uniforms looked very smart and we teed off into a very stiff breeze which indicated it was going to be a tough day for some and indeed that’s the way in turned out.  The golf course was in fantastic shape with the greens as good as I’ve ever seen them and to top it off our caddies were disciplined, informative whilst being lots of fun at the same time.The breeze did cool things down somewhat although at times it did seem fairly hot and after a sub 2 hour front nine we continued at a cracking pace and finished our round in three hours & fifty minutes.With the smallish field we had just the one flight with five podium spots and there were rewards for long putts on holes nine & eighteen with sponsorship help from Mike “Hunter” Gosden.As mentioned previously the going was quite tough with not one golfer able to play to their handicap or better.  After a last start win your writer managed to continue his good form and finished in first place with 35 points, one ahead of Bo Cardwell in second place with Jerry Dobbs third one point further back.A count back was necessary to determine fourth & fifth places with Ken “let’s hear it for” Bernek (14 point back nine, 10 points on last 6 holes & 6 points on last 3 holes) edging out Alain “Inspector Clouseau” Taddei (14 point back nine, 10 points on last 6 holes & 5 points on last 3 holes).  Both of them had 31 points.1st Peter Blackburn (12) 35pts2nd Bo Cardwell (23) 34pts3rd Jerry Dobbs (22) 33pts4th Ken Bernek (16) 31pts5th Alain Taddei (18) 31ptsLong Putts:  9th – Wayne Harman; 18th – Wayne HarmanDr Brian Vale also had back to back wins but alas, it was the Compass Cap (awarded to the golfer with the worst score on the day) so at least he finished his stay with us on a winning note!  Deefa the Dog was of course present and paraded by Hunter resulting in many donations to charity from our generous Growling Swan group.Ken Cornwall, Jerry Dobbs & Peter Blackburn.Back at The Growling Swan afterwards the main topic of conversation was the upcoming inaugural Monthly Mug which was in 3 days time.  Even as we sat there drinking we had two more golfers sign up which left us with just one spot to fill.  Dick rang the bell due to his imminent departure which was appreciated by all.Thursday, June 28, Treasure Hill – Monthly Mug/StrokeThere was a terrific buzz in the air on this morning as we assembled at The Growling Swan, all keen to compete for the very first Growling Swan Monthly Mug.  Peter Grey’s complimentary tea & coffee was flowing and we had many old and new faces in the record field of 25.We welcomed first timers Rhys Allen (son of Andrew) from Melbourne, Noel Moore from Philippines/Australia, and Aussies Peter Starr, Tony Olcorn & Vince Romeo along with Dave Norman from the A Team Bar here in Pattaya.  It was also great to have back for another 6 weeks Talkeshi Hakozaki from Japan, Hugh O’Donnell from Spain, Don Richardson from Ireland and of course Graham Buckingham after his trip to Bangkok to compete in an International Scrabble Tournament.Several people elected to drive to the Treasure Hill course and the rest piled into 2 minivans as we departed the G.S. right on our scheduled departure time of 8.30 am.  After a 48 minute drive we arrived at the course to find that despite being a Sport’s Day with a 500 baht green fee the course was practically deserted.  We were in no hurry as we prepared for this special occasion and our first four-ball consisting of myself, Mashi, Hunter & Buckers teed off 5 minutes ahead of our scheduled 10.00 am tee time.The weather was terrific although a bit overcast at first but we knew that nothing was going to put a damper on this special day.  I must once more mention the improvement in this golf course as it was in terrific condition with the greens absolutely superb and a credit to the green keeper & his staff.  It was of course a Monthly Mug which meant playing a stroke round and sure enough this tough layout caught one or two golfers out.Buckers was going great guns until the 12th hole where he got into all sorts of trouble and ended up with an eleven which effectively put paid to his chances of winning the Mug.  Hunter & I were travelling quite well and neck & neck down the home stretch while Mashi, although fairly consistent was not having one of his better days.  We proceeded at a very good pace considering it was a stroke round and even with 2 drinks breaks we completed our full round in four hours & ten minutes.A terrific day’s golf at a lovely though challenging course with very good company.  It was very pleasing to hear the comments from all after that the day was an outstanding success and everyone was looking forward to the next Monthly Mug at Mountain Shadow in July.With the 25 starters we were able to have 2 flights and there were rewards for nearest the pins on the four par threes plus nearest first putts on the ninth & eighteenth greens.  As we had nine players who not yet had handicaps they were put in the second flight which we named the Callaway Grade & their scores were calculated using the Callaway Scoring System.Your humble organizer & correspondent continued his form of the last 2 outings and managed to win the very first Growling Swan Monthly Mug on a count back from Mike (Hunter) Gosden.  We both had a net 73 but my net 33 on the back nine got me home as Hunter had net 35.In third spot came Takeshi Hakozaki with a net 74 and the luckless Graham Buckingham finished fourth with a net 75.  In a count back for fifth & sixth Don Richardson (net 77 with net 36 on the back nine) edged out Bo Cardwell (net 77 with net 39 on the back nine).In the Callaway Grade the winner of the Growling Swan Monthly Glass was Ken Cornwall with a net 73, one better than runner up Bernie McCart.  In a count back for third place with both golfers on net 76, Vincent Romeo (51 back nine) took the honors with Fred Dineley (53 back nine) just missing out.Monthly Mug1st Peter Blackburn (12) net 732nd Mike Gosden (11) net 733rd Takeshi Hakozaki (13) net 744th Grahsm Buckingham (24) net 755th Don Richardson (13) net 776th Bo Cardwell (23) net 77Callaway Comp1st Ken Cornwall net 732nd Bernie McCart net 743rd Vincent Romeo net 76Near Pins:  2nd – Mike Allidi; 6th – Peter Starr; 13th – Ebrahim; 17th – Stu RifkinLong Putts:  9th – Ken Cornwall; 18th – Mashi KanetaThe winner of the Compass Cap (awarded for the worst score of the day) went to Aussie Jerry Dobbs and Hunter paraded Deefa the Dog who of course collected many donations to charity from our very generous Growling Swan crew.Presentations of course were back at The Growling Swan on this occasion and many thanks go to Peter Grey for sponsoring this event and providing a delicious chicken meal for everyone.  Yours truly took advantage of the “I won the mug, you fill it up” rule and along with most of the others stayed for several hours of fun and merriment.Note:  Growling Swan Golf welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to [email protected]last_img read more

PSG youth team to field ridiculous 2-7-2 formation with their keeper in midfield!

first_imgAdvertisement b0beNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5j8qhWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqdc1p6p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5btWould you ever consider trying this?😱t8h13eCan your students do this? 🌚mqRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: Goal)Advertisement Former Italian player and current PSG U-19 team coach Thiago Motta has revealed in a  brilliant interview that he wants to revolutionise the game by using a “short” team who “control the game with high pressure and a lot of movement with and without the ball.”Advertisement Motta’s idea sees him field a side with a 2-7-2 formation. The goalkeeper is seen to play in the midfield and the side contains only two center backs. In an interview with Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, the former PSG midfielder explained his tactic.“My idea it to play offensively. A short team that controls the game, high pressure and a lot of movement with and without the ball,” he said.Advertisement “I want the player that has the ball to always have three or four solutions and two teammates close by to help. The difficulty in football is, often to do things simply but to control the base, pass and get free.“I don’t like the numbers of the field because they trick you. You can be super offensive with a 5-3-2 and defensive in a 4-3-3.“Depending on the quality of the guys. I had a game a while ago where the two full-backs ended up playing as the 9 and 10. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like people like Samuel and Chiellini, born defenders.”Later he went on to say that the goal keeper was seen as the first attacker and who would fit in within the midfield.“No, the goalkeeper counts as one of the midfield seven. For me, the attacker is the first defender and the goalkeeper is the first attacker. The goalkeeper starts the play, with his feet and the attackers are the first to put pressure to recover the ball.”With his sights clearly set on managing the PSG main team one day, it will be interesting to see whether this offensive formation takes him towards his desired goals.Also Read:Ex Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui expresses interest in US National team job…but gets overlooked Advertisementlast_img read more