Shawnee Mission students show strong at Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair

first_imgStuti Dalal receiving her award at this weekend’s Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair. Photo via Twitter.Two Shawnee Mission West students will advance to the Kansas BioGENEius Challenge finals later this year after taking Grand Awards in the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair over the weekend.Register to continuelast_img

Baker McKenzie and Clyde & Co tough it out in Venezuela

first_imgTwo international firms in Venezuela have indicated that they have no plans to cease practising in the country, despite high profile exits from the troubled South American nation.The Gazette understands that both Clyde & Co and Baker McKenzie will continue to operate and have no plans to leave. In the past year both Hogan Lovells and Norton Rose Fulbright have left.Venezuela has been ravaged by hyper-inflation and food shortages and its currency, the Bolivar, has been rendered near worthless. Further, the US and more than 20 other nations have recognised president Nicolas Maduro’s opposition Juan Guaidó as interim president.Hogan Lovells announced its departure from Caracas in May last year and last week Norton Rose Fulbright also departed citing ’challenging market conditions’.Norton Rose’s base in the country was snapped up by international behemoth Dentons which said it had agreed to create Despacho de Abogados miembros de Dentons, S.C.last_img read more

Muhammad revels in world record

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP):The running joke between Dalilah Muhammad and some of her competitors goes like this: She orders the wet conditions. Because she reigns in the rain.On a drizzly Sunday night, Muhammad broke a 16-year-old world record in the 400m hurdles by finishing in 52.20 seconds at the US Championships.“I’m just shocked,” Muhammad said. “I broke the world record.”With puddles formed on the track, the defending Olympic champion sloshed her way around the track to eclipse the mark of 52.34 set by Yuliya Pechonkina of Russia on August 8, 2003.Running out of the fourth lane, Muhammad didn’t let the raindrops deter her. She looked at her time and was almost taken aback.No way that can be real, right?It was.Muhammad smiled, briefly put her hands on her hips and then slumped down when her time flashed on the screen at Drake Stadium. Third-place finisher Ashley Spencer emphatically celebrated behind her and teenager Sydney McLaughlin came over to hug Muhammad after finishing second.It was also lightly raining when Muhammad won the Olympic gold at the 2016 Rio Games. Her competitors might want to start looking at the weather reports for the Tokyo Games, which are a year away.“Ashley said, ‘You’re the one that brings the rain,’” the 29-year-old Muhammad cracked. “I don’t know what it is.”In workouts, Muhammad has often been on world-record pace.She put it all together for real.To think, Muhammad fell in a training session two weeks ago and suffered a mild concussion. She missed three days of workouts to heal.She lost none of her speed. Then again, the level of the competition brought out the best in her.Muhammad believes the mark may not last too long. It may even fall again at the World Championships this fall in Doha, Qatar. Defending world champion Kori Carter didn’t even compete at nationals in the event since she has an automatic bye into worlds.“That 52 is going to get broke,” Muhammad said. “If not by me, by the other women.”McLaughlin finished in 52.88.last_img read more

Everton set to ‘formulate an official offer’ for forward ‘in the…

first_imgEverton are set to make an official offer for Napoli forward Hirving Lozano ‘in the next few hours’ as their summer spending spree continues. That’s according to CalcioMercato journalist Daniele Longo, who says the Blues will ‘formulate an official offer’ for the Mexican.That is the extent of the information he’s willing to provide at present, failing to offer up whether the offer will be for a permanent transfer or a loan, and if it is the former, what sort of money they would be offering.The interest in Lozano is nothing new of course, with Everton having been linked with making a move for various reasons.Embed from Getty ImagesChief among them is Carlo Ancelotti, who is known to be a big fan of the Mexican having pushed for Napoli to sign him when he was in charge of the Italian club.There is also Marcel Brands, Everton’s Director of Football, who is the man that brought Lozano to Europe with PSV Eindhoven and another admirer of his talents.Those two, plus Everton’s need for a right-winger, meant a move made complete sense, and for several months there have been rumours that Goodison Park could be Lozano’s next destination should Napoli decide to sell following his disappointing first year at the club.It seems they are now ready to make that interest into something more official and try to lure him away from Naples this summer. However, should they do so, they are likely to face resistance. Il Mattino reported yesterday that Everton had already seen a tentative enquiry knocked back and Gennaro Gattuso has changed his mind about the Mexican and decided to keep him.That rumour made it clear that Napoli are not interested in a sale, although owner Aurelio De Laurentiis recently declared that they would now always accept good offers for their players, regardless of how long they’ve been at the club.Those comments would suggest no player is un-sellable if the right money is offered, something Everton, who’ve been splashing the cash, may be able to provide.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoDaily Sport XShe Was A Legendary Actress – Today She Works 9 To 5Daily Sport XUndoRich HousesCosplay Costumes That Went A Little Too FarRich HousesUndoNessa HearingPeople in Singapore Born Before 1965 Eligible for Free Hearing Aid TrialNessa HearingUndoBeach RaiderMom Delivers Triplets – Dad Takes Closer Look And Bursts Into TearsBeach RaiderUndoFree HubThe 15 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldFree HubUndolast_img read more

Luis Suarez has terminated negotiations with all clubs – Football World…

first_imgBarcelona’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has cut off contact with all clubs that are interested in him. The reason for this decision is that the footballer still has a valid contract with the Catalan club.Suarez has informed his manager to reject any calls from different teams. Interest in the striker is not small, as Inter, Juventus, Leicester, Inter Miami and others are closely monitoring his situation in Barcelona.A few days ago, Suarez was informed by the new coach of the team Ronald Koeman that he does not fall into his plans for the new season.However, the Uruguayan is expected to appear in the first training session with Barça for the new season on Monday. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Opening Test presents selection headache: Holder

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder has admitted to a selection headache for the Ageas Bowl opening Test but says it is a good problem to have. Pointed out that the 15-man squad had been outstanding over the last four weeks of preparation, Holder said yesterday it had been difficult to settle on an XI before the morning of today’s first day.“We’re still tinkering around with a few combinations,” the top-ranked Test all-rounder told reporters via Zoom.Off-spinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall is an option for the opening Test.“The beauty about our side is that we’ve had people like [left-arm seamer] Raymon Reifer come back into the squad and do really well [and] Rahkeem Cornwall has obviously been outstanding in regional cricket over the years and in the last Test match (against Afghanistan) he was the Man-of-the-Match as well. “Jermaine Blackwood had an outstanding first class season scoring the most runs so it’s a good headache to have when it comes to selection and you always want to be put in that situation as a captain and a selection panel. “I think once you have selection headaches you have guys pushing the barrier and pushing down doors to be selected. I like to wait until the last minute and give myself a very good chance to see conditions and how they change overnight.”What is expected in the West Indies final XI is a four-pronged pace attack comprising Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph and Holder. One of the main points of discussion will be whether to include the 27-year-old off-spinning all-rounder Cornwall for his third Test or use part-time off-spinner Roston Chase as the main spin option, and opt for six specialist batsmen along with wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.West Indies will be looking to keep hold of the Wisden Trophy they won last year in the Caribbean when they take on the hosts in the three-Test series.The tourists have not won a series in England since 1988 and have won just one Test in their last 16 here. However, with last year’s series win still fresh in their memories, Holder said he backed his side to spring a surprise against higher ranked teams like England.“I’m sure if you look at this West Indies Test team over the last three years we’ve had some really good results,” Holder pointed out.“We’ve won series, we’ve won Test matches, we’ve beaten top sides in the world. I don’t know how that is in comparison to the white ball format but this team is really ready for this occasion. “We’ve proven in the past that we can win against top sides and we can also beat top sides in series so it’s all to play for in this series.”The match, which will be played behind closed doors because of the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, bowls off at 11 am (6 am Eastern Caribbean time).last_img read more