KFO boss backs Coveney’s “get tough” stance on Iceland and Faroes

first_img Google+ Previous articleFF Justice Spokesperson wants gardai to review Mauiritius filesNext articleDonegal has 2nd biggest spend on erectile dysfunction drugs in HSE west News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img The Killybegs Fishermens Organisation have expressed their full support for the position taken by Minister Simon Coveney at the Council of Ministers meeting yesterday in Brussels.At the Meeting Minister Coveney called on the EU to withdraw the offer jointly made by the EU and Norway to Iceland and Faroes in February of this year to respectively allocate them a 7.5% and 8% share of the Total Allowable Catch.He emphasised that both Iceland and Faroes should not be rewarded for their irresponsible behaviour.KFO Chief Executive Sean O’Donaghue is backing Minister Coveney’s “get tough” stance. Facebook KFO boss backs Coveney’s “get tough” stance on Iceland and Faroes Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – July 17, 2012 Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

Joshua Tells Wilder To Put Up or shut Up, Hearn Confirms…

first_img“So, it seems to me there’s interest but it’s not a serious interest.“So, what we’ve decided to do is, Eddie (Hearn) is going to America for the Danny Jacobs fight, and he’s contacting the champions that are interested in fighting.“I’ll have to put my foot forward and start making the offers and try to secure a fight with the likes of Deontay Wilder or Joseph Parker.”Hearn is planning to get the wheels in motion for a fight with Wilder, but added that a bout with WBO champion Joseph Parker remains a possibility with the New Zealander’s representatives claiming earlier on Wednesday that dialogue has begun.Speaking to Sky Sports, Hearn said: “I’m sitting down with [Wilder’s representatives] Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon later this week to have our first conversations regarding Joshua versus Wilder.“Like all these big fights it’s never easy but hopefully we can find somewhere between reality and fantasy that suits all.“I had a good meeting with AJ (on Tuesday) – it’s his goal to try and become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world by the close of 2018 so, at present, to do that we must go through Parker and Wilder.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Anthony Joshua has told heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder that he will not negotiate in public as his promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed talks over a much-anticipated fight will take place this week.WBA and IBF champion Joshua has been on a collision course with WBC title-holder Wilder throughout their respective rises to the top of the division.American Wilder called out Joshua following his first-round destruction of a hapless Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, but the powerhouse Briton believes his rival has not shown a serious interest in fighting him.“We [Joshua and Hearn] had a meeting and I said ‘are there any offers that have come your way?’ because Wilder seems to say that I am ducking him and that he is really interested in fighting me,” he said to iFL TV.“There’s not been any offers to say ‘we’ve got this venue free on this day, we’ve this broadcaster and that broadcaster interested in taking the fight and these are the terms and conditions of the fight’ – I haven’t had anything.last_img read more

VIDEO: EPL Boxing Day team news as Hazard could return for Chelsea and Guus Hiddink

first_imgSATURDAY(All kick-offs 3pm UK time unless stated) Stoke City v Manchester United Stoke are without a handful of players due to hamstring complaints: Stephen Ireland, Peter Crouch, Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa. Bastian Schweinsteiger is absent for Manchester United serving the final game of a three-match ban.Aston Villa v West Ham United Captain Micah Richards is again missing for Aston Villa with a knee injury. Andy Carroll could return for West Ham.Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Josh King is unavailable for Bournemouth with a hamstring injury, meaning Glenn Murray could deputise again. Crystal Palace are without Bakary Sakho and Dwight Gayle.Chelsea v WatfordEden Hazard could be available for Guus Hiddink’s first game in his second spell as interim Chelsea manager. Nathan Ake is ineligible to play for Watford against his parent club.Liverpool v Leicester Danny Drinkwater is expected to miss the match for Premier League leaders Leicester. Liverpool will welcome Simon Mignolet back between the posts. Manchester City v Sunderland Vincent Kompany is poised to return for Manchester City. Sunderland are without Younes Kaboul, who was ruled out for several weeks with a hamstring problem.Swansea City v West Bromwich AlbionWayne Routledge has shrugged off a knee injury to make the Swansea squad. Salomon Rondon and James McClean start their three-game bans for West Brom after the pair were sent off in the 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth.Tottenham v Norwich Tottenham have Ryan Mason available again after he recovered from an ankle injury. Andre Wisdom is “touch and go” to make the Norwich side.Newcastle v EvertonPapiss Cisse is a major doubt for Newcastle. Everton quartet Phil Jagielka, Steven Pienaar, James McCarthy and Bryan Oviedo are pencilled in for a festive return – but this clash may come soon.Southampton v ArsenalSouthampton are sweating on the fitness of Maarten Stekelenburg , who has a toe complaint. Alexis Sanchez has suffered a setback in his return from a hamstring injury and will not feature for Arsenal. VIDEO PREVIEWClick here to watch Gary Al-Smith preview the games for the Joy News channel. – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Evolutionists View Poison as Elixir of Life

first_imgHydrogen cyanide is one of the most reactive and toxic molecules we know, but astrobiologists view it with almost alchemical qualities for the origin of life.In “Hydrogen cyanide and life’s origin,” NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine explored the ability of HCN as a touchstone for the creation of other molecular “building blocks” of life such as amino acids.How many different molecules can be created when you release one of the Universe’s most reactive substances, hydrogen cyanide, in the lab? And will the process create some particularly interesting molecules?That is what scientists call a good question, because hydrogen cyanide seems to have played a role in creating some of life’s building blocks.Scientists in the lab, though, must treat the chemical with extreme caution.  Just one drop can kill an adult human in 60 seconds.  Wikipedia says “the relationship of these chemical reactions to the origin of life theory remains speculative….”The astrobiology article asks mostly questions:Hydrogen cyanide is an organic compound and it is found in large quantities in the universe. It may have helped in producing amino acids and DNA bases, some of life’s basic molecules. If hydrogen cyanide can lead to the formation of amino acids, can it also contribute to the formation of other essential compounds? Can hydrogen cyanide help explain how life originated on Earth? And how it can arise on other planets?The only way they got HCN to contribute to one amino acid was by intelligent design:Preliminary studies have shown that hydrogen cyanide can contribute to the formation of amino acids. This discovery required month-long experiments in the laboratory, where scientists painstakingly monitored the reactions and continuously manipulated the experiment to keep it on track.Nothing in the article suggests that this could have happened without painstaking manipulation.  Even if it did, getting one amino acid is trivial.  There are numerous high hurdles chance would have had to overcome before life began, such as the origin of replication, a membrane, autocatalytic cycles, metabolism, and the genetic code, along with molecular machines able to process and interpret the code for function.  In a world of chance, where natural selection cannot be invoked for help, a building block of a building block has no guidance toward becoming a building block, let alone a building.  Most likely, it would dissipate long before the next hurdle is approached.Another post on Astrobiology Magazine revised SETI’s old Drake Equation — revised it downward, that is.  Now, Sara Seager would just be happy to find gas that might indicate life, not intelligent life.  “The equation focuses on the search for planets with biosignature gases, gases produced by life that can accumulate in a planet atmosphere to levels that can be detected with remote space telescopes,” she said.  “If we find gases that we might attribute to life we will not know if the gases are produced by intelligent life or simple bacteria. ”See the 9/07/13 entry to deflate the optimism in NASA’s post.Welcome to modern alchemy and magic.  Science is the magician’s twin, said C. S. Lewis; only in the case of astrobiology, the twins have swapped places.  Astrobiology, using toxic HCN as an elixir of life, is tantamount to modern-day alchemists trying to create the building blocks of gold, or modern Frankensteins thinking they can create life with poisons and electricity.  Note: Frankenstein was a work of fiction, and alchemy was a pseudoscience. (Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Enceladus Pumps Imagination into the Vacuum

first_imgNASA astrobiologists abandon scientific restraint in a naked push to titillate taxpayers for another vain quest to find life beyond Earth.Saturn’s geysering moon Enceladus is interesting enough to deserve a follow-up mission some day without having to call its gas plumes “candy for microbes.” Yet when Saturn scientists went public with ordinary news about chemistry, dressing it up in astrobiological confabulation, the press went nuts – reproducing all the silliness as if on LSD (Life at Saturn Delusions). Just look at the headlines launching their perhapsimaybecouldness index into thin air like firecrackers to get the public to say “Oooo… aaaah” —NASA Missions Provide New Insights into “Ocean Worlds” in Our Solar System (JPL). The press release that started it all: the chemical reaction they think is occurring underneath Enceladus “is at the root of the tree of life on Earth, and could even have been critical to the origin of life on our planet.” This was accompanied by a press briefing with Cassini scientists (see it all on YouTube).Scientists discover evidence for a habitable region within Saturn’s moon Enceladus (Phys.org): “This discovery … heightens the possibility that the ocean of Enceladus could have conditions suitable for microbial life.”Saturn moon ‘able to support life’ (BBC News). Jonathan Amos writes, “Saturn’s ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth.” Note to press: Earth remains the only place in the universe where life is known to exist.Cassini finds final ingredient for alien life in Enceladus’s sea (New Scientist). Leah Crane writes breathlessly, “Enceladus is ripe for life.” Only way down does she quote Chris McKay giving a slight caveat of realism: “Just because a place is suitable for life doesn’t mean that life is present, because we don’t understand the origin of life at all.” So we don’t understand life on Earth, but we imagine it forming by chance on a distant, mostly-frozen moon?Potential Energy Source for Life Spotted on Saturn Moon Enceladus (Space.com). Mike Wall, a veteran hydrobioscopist, smiles after leaping from water to life: “Enceladus has liquid water, one of the key ingredients required for life as we know it.”Enceladus’ Subsurface Energy Source: What It Means for Search for Life (Space.com). Calla Cofield honors astrobiologist Jonathan Lunine, not pointing out that every prediction he made about life on Titan proved false.Icy Moon May Have the Right Stuff to Fuel Life (National Geographic). Michael Greshko pushes up the perhapsimaybecouldness index: “Something hot seems to be churning deep inside an icy moon, and NASA scientists think that it might be enough energy to fuel any hypothetical extraterrestrial life.”Astro Update: All That Life Needs on Enceladus (NASA Astrobiology Magazine). Any surprise that the bored astrobiology community, with nothing to look at to justify their existence, gets excited getting rich with possibility thinking? Sheila E. Gifford says, “If chemical energy is life’s coin and water is life’s marketplace, there may be a swift economy alive and well beneath the icy shell of Saturn’s brightest moon.“Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it’s time for a new mission (The Conversation). David Rothery, a Brit, lets the secret out: NASA wants Americans to dole out tax money for another mission: “For that we will need a purpose-built mission, such as the Enceladus Life Finder (ELF).”For all we know, microbes sent to Enceladus would choke immediately or freeze to death. But who wants to spoil the fun with realism? All this way-over-the-top speculation clearly has one purpose: to get people to support the proposed “Enceladus Life Finder” (ELF) dreamt up by secular materialists who think the public will be just as jazzed by the Poof Spoof as they are. They’re safe. They don’t have to fear falsification, because any trip out there would probably arrive long after all the promoters are retired or dead. And even if ELF fails to find life, they can always say they didn’t look hard enough (as they did at Mars after Viking sent back disappointing results in 1976).Speaking of Mars, Maggie Aderin-Pocock of University College London unveils astrobiologists’ empirical nakedness in this opening to her video clip on the BBC News: “60 years ago we thought that Mars was covered by lush vegetation. OK, and we’ve continued search for life and we haven’t found any.” So after six decades of failure, the public is supposed to invest more of their money in the losers? Here comes her new plug to the public to entice them to keep throwing money at failure: “What’s interesting in this find is that this moon, Enceladus, has the potential for life.” Interesting to whom? Clearly Maggie is interested; from her tone of voice and mannerisms, she’s all excited about the possibility of spending OPM (other people’s money) in hopes of detecting something to fill the vacuum. But lots of things have the potential for life: stars, comets, and the vacuum of space. Anything is possible when you’re speculating. The universe could be filled with Boltzmann Brains for all she knows. No doubt they love Molecular Hydrogen Candy, too.What is this alleged “potential for life” that makes Enceladus the new star of extraterrestrial habitability? Like good public speakers, the Saturn scientists reduced their talking points to three sound bites:Molecular hydrogen (this is the “microbe candy” Aderin-Pocock grins about; microbes “eat it”.)Organics. They’re talking about carbon dioxide (CO2). It’s a stretch to call that “organic” since you breathe it out, not in.An energy source. Everything above absolute zero has energy, so it’s a matter of degree.Lots of places in the universe could meet these criteria. Molecular clouds in the coldness of space, for instance, have molecular hydrogen, organics (carbon monoxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other poisons), and energy in the form of radiation from stars and supernovas. But why stop at the level of molecules? Why not call atoms the candy of microbes? Why not discuss quarks as building blocks of life? Why not consider asteroid collisions an energy source? Carried to ridiculous extremes, this kind of reasoning could see the “potential for life” in the interiors of stars.The Saturn astrobiologists play another card in the titillation act. Pointing to the abundant life at hydrothermal vents at Earth’s oceans, they assume that if analogous vents form under a presumptive ocean under the Enceladus ice shell, the vents will put out a welcome sign for microbes, bringing a stream of microscopic customers to the Habitability Sale. This is a false syllogism. It’s like saying, “Major premise: Iron is a requirement for skyscrapers. Minor Premise: Mars has iron. Conclusion: Mars has skyscrapers.”No one in Big Science or Big Media seems to notice these logical fallacies. When experts like Chris McKay speak, they seem immune from criticism by reporters:It is the definitive signal for molecular hydrogen in the plumes of Enceladus that Cassini has now confirmed.“If you were a micro-organism, hydrogen would be like candy – it’s your favourite food,” explained Dr Chris McKay, an astrobiologist with the US space agency (Nasa).“It’s very good energetically; it can support micro-organisms in grand style. Finding hydrogen is certainly a big plus; icing on the cake for the habitability argument, and a very tasty one at that.“And yet we don’t see any microbes standing in line at the Space X facility to take trips to molecular clouds in the Milky Way for lifetime supplies of free candy. McKay could test his idea with a simple experiment: bubble hydrogen into sterilized water in a test tube and count the microbes that show up, gobbling up the free candy.The scientific paper that launched this titillation game is published in Science. And yet the paper is very restrained in its speculation. They only thing the authors say refers to some observational facts about Earth microbes – albeit with a pinch of the power of suggestion:This state of disequilibrium is exploited by some forms of life (chemolithotrophs) as a source of chemical energy. One example is microorganisms that obtain energy by using H2 to produce CH4 from CO2 in a process called methanogenesis. Such H2-based metabolisms are used by some of the most phylogenetically ancient forms of life on Earth. On the modern Earth, geochemically derived fuels such as H2 support thriving ecosystems even in the absence of sunlight.Their concluding sentence is also quite restrained:This finding has implications for determining the habitability of Enceladus’ subsurface ocean, although the favorable thermodynamics alone are agnostic as to whether methanogenesis is actually occurring.In the same issue of Science, Jeffrey S. Seewald summarizes the paper, stating only that the find represents “a chemical energy source capable of supporting life.” This kind of restraint gives the perpetrators cover. They can truthfully say ‘we never said there is life there’, all the while knowing what reporters would do with it after the highly-publicized press briefing that gushed all over about the possibility of life.A video clip about “Ocean Worlds” at [email protected] exhibits more empirical restraint, showing possible worlds with liquid water, but not making claims about life. It actually shows how unique Earth is because of its protective magnetic field. The text below the clip, however, engages in the same speculative leap about life like all the other press releases. None of these articles address a pressing problem: how could a tiny moon still be active after billions of years? In a sense, the talk about life is a distraction from that more empirical observation that has the potential to undermine the long ages needed to support the materialists’ origin-of-life speculations.In other Cassini news, the tiny moon Atlas got a new portrait. New Scientist shows the saucer-shaped moon covered in fluffy material, “more subdued” than scientists had expected. “The same gravity that causes all these weird phenomena that we’re seeing on these little moons causes energy to be pumped into some of the larger ones,” says Richard Terrile, using the opportunity to push astrobiology again. “And that energy can create under-ice oceans, maybe even habitable zones.” So is gravity being added to the list of ‘building blocks of life’?Update 4/17/17: The Hubble Space Telescope has possibly detected another vapor plume emanating from Jupiter’s moon Europa. Space.com used the opportunity to push astrobiology again: “A huge ocean of liquid water sloshes beneath Europa’s icy shell, making the 1,900-mile-wide (3,100 km) moon one of the solar system’s best bets to host alien life,” Mike Wall writes, adding, “(Many astrobiologists rank Europa and Saturn’s geyser-blasting, ocean-harboring moon Enceladus as the top two such candidates.)”Cassini is a grand mission, a superb achievement, rich in discovery and engineering successes. The scientists and engineers who built, launched, and navigated this bus-sized craft deserve the world’s grateful respect for bringing a beautiful planet home. Tragically, the mission is being tarnished by worthless excursions from AdventureLand to FantasyLand. But it’s nothing new. It went on constantly the 14 years I was at JPL as a bit player on the Cassini team. So who got punished for trying to bring a little scientific realism into the discussion? Well, I’m not working there any more, if that’s a clue.Titillation about life is unscientific and unnecessary. I offer a better way to interest the public in solar system exploration while maintaining scientific integrity: explain how everything we are finding in the solar system shows just how special our planet is. That would get everybody excited, even the non-materialists who constitute the majority of the public. (Visited 165 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Scifest Africa to celebrate African space science

first_img21 February 2014 Scifest Africa, South Africa’s national science festival, will lift off in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape on 12 March under the theme “Into the space!”, the Department of Science and Technology announced last week. The festival, the largest of its kind on the continent, will offer visitors over 500 events exploring spaces big and small, including the human brain, the atmosphere and the universe via architecture, astronomy, biotechnology and nanotechnology. Scifest Africa director Anja Fourie said the theme was selected in support of celebrations to mark the installation of the first of 64 radio telescope dishes that will make up the MeerKAT, South Africa’s precursor to the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope. “South Africa’s geographical advantages, infrastructure and human capital have allowed our country to become a place of major significance in the practice of astronomy and space sciences,” said Fourie, “and we look forward to showing off African astronomy and space sciences at the festival”. A highlight of the festival will be a guest appearance by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Barrington Irving Jr from the United States, the youngest person as well as the first black person to fly solo around the world. From humble beginnings in Miami’s inner city, Irving turned down a full football scholarship to the University of Florida to complete a degree in aeronautical science at the Florida Memorial University, where he also earned his private, commercial pilot, and certified flight instructor licences. In 2005 Barrington founded a non-profit company, Experience Aviation Inc, which introduces young people to careers in aviation and aerospace. Three parallel festivals will run during Scifest Africa 2014, namely the iRhini Township Festival, Scikids, and Scifest Africa @ Nelson Mandela Bay Science Centre, Uitenhage. The programme includes popular favourites such as the DST Laser Show, Kids Dig and Rhodes University Green Fund Run and Soap Box Derby, but also features several new events, including a Paper Aeroplane Competition, Science in the Park, and Science Slam, sponsored by the German Embassy in South Africa. Department of Science and Technology and SAinfo Reporterlast_img read more

Morrow County teens attend National Youth Summit on Agri-Science in Washington, D.C.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In order to continue to fuel the discovery of new solutions and solve big challenges in human health, agriculture and food, it will be critical to cultivate the next generation of leaders in science. Emma Burchett, Jacob Kirkland, Jacob Serio, and Lucy Smith recently got their chance to hone their agri-science skills at the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science in Washington, D.C.Amanda Forquer, OSU Extension 4-H Educator in Morrow County, escorted the youth to this four-day Summit which was held at the National 4-H Conference Center, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Nearly 250 youth were immersed in an agenda focused on a variety of agri-science topics relevant to agriculture including: soil health, animal biosecurity, agribusiness, drones, honey bees, and precision farming.Attendees from across the country had the opportunity to build their science skills in more than 15 sessions led by a number of industry leaders and mentors.“Because of the attendees being from so many different states I really enjoyed the diversity of everyone’s ideas. With having different backgrounds people had multiple ways of solving the same problems,” Burchett said.Youth enjoyed the interactive sessions as they were easy to follow and most importantly easy to learn about science. One workshop paired eight youth with a scientist from Bayer. The scientist guided the students through a simulation of the process necessary to get the idea of a new product, to having it available to consumers.“I didn’t realize how much time and the amount of money that is involved with bringing a product to market,” Serio said.Two hours was dedicated to youth interacting directly with people working in the field of agriculture. This gave them the opportunity to learn how these successful professionals went from high school students to where they are today. They learned what schooling/training is needed, experience needed, how networking with professionals in the field is invaluable, and so much more.Throughout the conference our team of four had to develop a plan to solve a problem that they felt was happening within their community. The team created a presentation, Sparking Youth’s Interest in Agriculture, which would educate the community about 4-H and FFA which will result in them learning more about agriculture.The 2018 National Youth Summit on Agri-Science was sponsored by Bayer. Science matters, a nationwide collaboration between Bayer and National 4-H Council, leverages Bayer’s more than 150 years of scientific breakthroughs and 4-H’s century of hands-on learning to equip more than 25,000 youth with tools and support they need to deepen their understanding of science.last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Akhtar: It was terrifying to face you

first_imgCricket matches between India and Pakistan have always been nail-biting, owing to the age-old rivalry between the two teams. However, the camaraderie of players from both countries is something that cannot be missed.Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who retired from all forms of cricket on Monday, took to Twitter to reveal that he was “terrified” whenever Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar bowled.Soon after Yuvraj announced his retirement, Akhtar created a video to bid adieu to the left-hander.”Yuvraj is a rockstar, a match winner and a very good friend. When I saw him in 2003 in the World Cup match at Centurion, he played a very good knock and I always found him as an elegant batsman. He’s a Punjabi and speaks our language,” Akhtar had said on Monday.”I remember that he used to play very fluently. Yuvi always knew a lot about cricket. Yuvraj has done wonders for his nation. He was an integral part of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph and his six 6’s against Stuart Broad will always be remembered. He is very patriotic and he will always remain the biggest match-winner. I wish him all the very best for his future,” he added.In response to the heartwarming video, Yuvraj tweeted, “Thanks payan for ur lovely wishes. Trust me Every time u ran into bowl at me it was terrifying! Had to gather a lot of courage to face u. We had some great battles will always cherish those moments @shoaib100mph.”Thanks payan for ur lovely wishes. Trust me Everytime u ran into bowl at me it was terrifying ! Had to gather a lot of courage to face u. We had some great battles will always cherish those moments @shoaib100mph Shoaib Akhtar’s Special Message https://t.co/a1pdmT1mrAadvertisementyuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 11, 2019The Chandigarh-born cricketer, whose on-field exploits defined India’s last two World Cup triumphs, has played 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 40 Tests. He managed to imprint his place in the echelons of cricket as a player who could pretty much win matches for his side either through his electric fielding, deceiving bowling or fierce batting.Yuvi, as he is fondly called, is renowned for hitting six sixes in an over of Stuart Broad in the ICC T20 World Cup2007 and he was awarded the Player of the Tournament in India’s 2011 50-over World Cup triumph.Also Read | Rohit Sharma to Yuvraj Singh: Love you brotherman, you deserved a better send-offAlso Read | Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar pay tribute to retired Yuvraj Singh: We spent great time togetherlast_img read more

Jags Rookie Blackmon Arrested For DUI — Again

Justin BlackmonJacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon is expected to appear in front of a judge today after he was arrested and charged with an aggravated DUI this weekend in Oklahoma, his second such charge in two years.A Stillwater police officer tried to pull Blackmon over for driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone as well as driving left of center, according to CBS. Blackmon drove around for blocks before stopping in a gas station parking lot, where he admitted to officers that he had been drinking.Blackmon then agreed to take a Breathalyzer test and blew a .24, which is three times the legal limit of .08, and under Oklahoma law grounds to be charged with an aggravated DUI. He was released from jail on $1,000 bond.This is the second time Blackmon has been arrested for driving under the influence in the past two years. Blackmon was previously charged with a misdemeanor DUI after being caught speeding on a suburban Dallas highway.The Jacksonville Jaguars said the team is aware of the report. read more