By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Jul 1 (PTI) The BCCIs eight-member committee today deliberated on the issue of three-year cooling off period with a couple of alternate suggestions, including a 12 -year tenure for office bearers in the proposed draft bill of National Sports Code. The Lodha Panel reforms states that a cumulative period of nine years for any BCCI office-bearers (separate 9 years for state units) with three-year cooling off between every term. “Nothing was minuted but there were some alternate suggestions discussed. One suggestion was office-bearers can have two straight terms of four years (total eight years) followed by four-year cooling off and a third (final) term of four years. “This is what is there in National Sports Codes draft bill. This was discussed at length,” a committee member told PTI on conditions of anonymity. The other proposal was to have a straight nine-year term without any cooling off. “This was also deliberated as some members felt that lets propose a full nine-year term without any breaks if 12 years with one break is unacceptable,” the committee member said. Tenure has been an issue with a lot of officials including Sourav Ganguly, who will have to relinquish his office on July 14 if one strictly adheres to Lodha reforms. Ganguly in fact joined the meeting via Skype from London. It was learnt that One State One Vote, increasing the number of selectors from three to five are issues that will be mentioned. “For Niranjan Shah, the issue was age cap of 70 years and he has objections,” the source added. The BCCIs acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said that they will have another meeting in Mumbai on July 7, the second and last of this committee during which they will try to “bring down the gamut of difficulties to three or four”. “We are determined to translate the order of highest court of land. We have a few difficulties which we will bring before Committee of Administrators (COA) and Supreme Court. We have identified those difficulties as we travelled the distance today,” said Chaudhary “Theres still however some distance left, we will travel some distance on 7th of July. Thats the second and last meeting, 2 pm Mumbai. On 7th, the final die will be cast,” the former Jharkhand top cop said. An issue cropped up wherein Chaudhary and disqualified Shah were seem to be pulling in different directions concerning latters technical status in the committee. Shah today told reporters that he is a “member of the committee” while Chaudhary later clarified that “he is only a special invitee”. Asked about contrary statements, Chaudhary cut the discussions short. “Dont get into semantics on technical status of a person,” he said. On a different note, Chaudhary also informed that he will be checking the new application of coaches only after July 9. “I will check applications only after July 9 (last date of receiving application). The idea is to finalise a coach before Indian team embarks on their tour of Sri Lanka.” He also said that Anil Kumbles dues have been cleared. PTI KHS CM CMadvertisement
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Stabbing suspect flees in victim’s stolen car KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An argument turned into a violent confrontation in Linda Vista Sunday morning, and the suspect took off in a stolen car, police said.Officers were finally able to stop the car in Point Loma more than an hour after the initial fight began.Police were called to the 2800 block of Jarvis Street at 9:09 a.m. for a report of a stabbing, San Diego Police Officer Sarah Foster said.A man had been stabbed in the arm — though the injury did not appear to be serious — and the suspect fled in a car belonging to a woman who was also involved in the altercation, Foster said.The woman who owned the stolen car was able to utilize and electronic tracking device to lead police to the car in Mission Valley.The suspect wouldn’t yield to police, and fled west on Interstate 8 into the Point Loma area, where police got the man to stop, Foster said.Multiple people were in the stolen car, she said. It was unclear what their relationship is to the victims.The driver was arrested and police were investigating. August 19, 2018
More information: Astronomy & Astrophysics, www.aanda.org/articles/aa/pdf/ … 15/11/aa27274-15.pdf 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. (Phys.org)—Exoplanet hunters have so far found hundreds of alien worlds using the transit method. They observe the visual brightness of the star, which drops when a planet crosses in front of the parent star’s disk. However, only a handful of grazing exoplanets—meaning exoplanets that partially transit the host-star’s disc—have been detected and confirmed. Astronomers from the University of Porto in Portugal blame giant dark polar spots on host stars for the difficulties of finding new grazing planets. Their research appears in the November issue of Astronomy & Astrophysics journal. Journal information: Astronomy & Astrophysics © 2015 Phys.org Explore further Astronomers find ‘cousin’ planets around twin stars Schematic view of a grazing planet occulting a polar spot. Credit: M. Oshagh et al. Citation: Astronomers explain the low number of discovered grazing planets (2015, November 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-astronomers-grazing-planets.html When a planet passes in front of a star, it blocks out a tiny portion of the star’s light, reducing its brightness. If the planet, during its transit, does not fully cover the stellar disk, the planetary transit is said to be grazing. While astronomers have discovered plenty of planets, detecting them as they pass in front of a star, only eight have been detected by partial transit of the star’s disk. For example, one of the grazing exoplanets is WASP-67 b, which was detected in 2011. This planet is known to undergo only partial eclipses and its grazing nature was confirmed by a detailed study. The lack of second and third contact makes WASP-67 b hard to track down and complicates accurate measurements of its physical parameters.Prior to the newest research conducted by astronomers from the University of Porto, there has been no study explaining why only so few grazing planets have been discovered. In the new paper, the researchers explore possible explanations for this phenomenon. They point to dark giant polar spots on the host stars.”Our hypothesis to explain the insufficient number of grazing planets is based on the assumption that many grazing planets transit host stars with a dark giant polar spot. As a consequence, the transit light curves disappear due to the occultation of the grazing planet and the polar spot,” the researchers wrote in the paper.Large, dark spots located near the stellar rotational axis, either at high latitude or covering the pole, are common features on stars. They are usually much cooler than the stellar photosphere. The occultation of these dark stellar spots by a planet can generate anomalous results when using the transit method and may lead to an incorrect estimate of the planetary parameters.”If a grazing planet crosses a large polar spot, then the transit depth decreases significantly, considering that the limb-darkening also causes a decrease in the transit depth when compared to a central transit,” the scientists explain.They assume that this leads to a lower signal-to-noise ratio and may cause the transit signal to be below the detection threshold. The signal could be even completely missed. If so, there should be many more planets yet undetected, including planet candidates that were discovered by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, known as the Kepler Object of Interest (KOI).”We found that more grazing planets should have been detected than have been detected,” the paper reads.The list of detected KOIs could contain many grazing planet candidates, but they have yet to be confirmed. The researchers conclude that at least some of them should be real, and if confirmed, they will partially fill the observed gap of grazing transiting planets. They encourage exoplanet hunters to perform more careful analyses when using grazing transit method in the future.
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