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Illinois state worker union members approve strike if needed

Added: 25.02.2017 4:13 | 0 views | 0 comments


Illinois could face a shutdown of its state government after its biggest labor union representing state workers said on Thursday its members overwhelmingly voted in favor of a strike. Just over 80 percent of members voted in favor of allowing the union's bargaining committee to call a strike if "no other path forward can be found" in reaching a new contract with the state, said Roberta Lynch, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. The union's 38,000 members, who include prison guards, healthcare providers for veterans and the disabled, child welfare investigators, state highway workers and others, have been without a contract since July 2015.

Ranieri will be remembered in 2,000 years, says Mancini

Added: 24.02.2017 15:40 | 1 views | 0 comments

Roberto Mancini says Claudio Ranieri's achievements at Leicester City will be remembered for "2,000 years" amid reports the former Manchester City boss has turned down the chance to replace his sacked countryman. Mancini emerged as one of the favourites to take over at the King Power Stadium following Ranieri's dismissal, which was announced on Thursday. [...]

Bayern boss Ancelotti vows never to repeat middle finger gesture

Added: 24.02.2017 12:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Carlo Ancelotti has vowed to keep his emotions in check in future after the Bayern Munich coach admitted he was wrong to use the middle finger gesture towards Hertha Berlin fans.  Hertha fans were incensed when Robert Lewandowski scored a last-gasp equaliser for Bayern in last week's 1-1 Bundesliga draw, despite the game having gone [...]

Leicester job favourite Mancini: I am sorry for my friend Ranieri

Added: 24.02.2017 12:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

Roberto Mancini, the bookmakers' favourite to replace Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City manager, says he is "sorry for his friend" after the Premier League champions' decision to sack him. Ranieri was dismissed on Thursday under a year after he led them to a first top-flight title in their history, having been billed as pre-season relegation [...]

[Letter] Dams threaten rare Mekong dolphins

Added: 23.02.2017 20:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

Authors: Robert L. Brownell, Randall R. Reeves, Peter O. Thomas, Brian D. Smith, Gerard E. Ryan

From: science.sciencemag.org

[Report] An accreting pulsar with extreme properties drives an ultraluminous x-ray source in NGC 5907

Added: 23.02.2017 20:12 | 11 views | 0 comments

Ultraluminous x-ray sources (ULXs) in nearby galaxies shine brighter than any x-ray source in our Galaxy. ULXs are usually modeled as stellar-mass black holes (BHs) accreting at very high rates or intermediate-mass BHs. We present observations showing that NGC 5907 ULX is instead an x-ray accreting neutron star (NS) with a spin period evolving from 1.43 seconds in 2003 to 1.13 seconds in 2014. It has an isotropic peak luminosity of ~1000 times the Eddington limit for a NS at 17.1 megaparsec. Standard accretion models fail to explain its luminosity, even assuming beamed emission, but a strong multipolar magnetic field can describe its properties. These findings suggest that other extreme ULXs (x-ray luminosity ≥ 1041 erg second −1) might harbor NSs. Authors: Gian Luca Israel, Andrea Belfiore, Luigi Stella, Paolo Esposito, Piergiorgio Casella, Andrea De Luca, Martino Marelli, Alessandro Papitto, Matteo Perri, Simonetta Puccetti, Guillermo A. Rodríguez Castillo, David Salvetti, Andrea Tiengo, Luca Zampieri, Daniele D’Agostino, Jochen Greiner, Frank Haberl, Giovanni Novara, Ruben Salvaterra, Roberto Turolla, Mike Watson, Joern Wilms, Anna Wolter

Will BACE Inhibitors Help Alzheimer's Patients?

Added: 23.02.2017 19:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

What is the likelihood of BACE inhibitors providing clinical value to Alzheimer’s patients? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Chen.

From: www.forbes.com

Lewandowski the perfect number nine, says Jancker

Added: 23.02.2017 17:01 | 1 views | 0 comments

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been described as "the perfect number nine" by former Germany forward Carsten Jancker. The Poland international took his goal tally to 25 in all competitions this season when he struck the equaliser in the dying seconds of Bayern's 1-1 Bundesliga draw with Hertha Berlin last week. Lewandowski also scored [...]

Robbery, Thiago irreplaceable at Bayern – Matthaus

Added: 23.02.2017 15:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

Lothar Matthaus feels Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are irreplaceable at Bayern Munich and that the club's hopes of winning the Champions League hinge on the fitness of the trio. Bayern demolished Arsenal 5-1 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie last week, with Robert Lewandowski shining alongside Thiago and Robben. [...]

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