Without Durant, these two Warriors role players will be essential

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON – When they weren’t feeling turbulence amid the heavy thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon, the Warriors’ coaching staff spent their time on the team plane this way.They watched footage of the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets. They brainstormed a game plane on how to play without Kevin Durant, who remains sidelined for at least a week with a …last_img read more

Zim teen new face of Louis Vuitton

first_imgRay Maota Nyasha Matonhodze, featured here, inthe Louis Vuitton 2011 Fall/WinterCampaign, shot by world renownedfashion photographer, Steven Meisel.(Image: SA-People.com) Matonhodze, seen here: in her EliteModels portfolio photo.(Image: Elite Model Management Paris)MEDIA CONTACTS• Elite Model Management Paris+33 1 4044 3222RELATED ARTICLES• Young SA golfer swings to success• Elizabeth Arden’s new SA face• South African actresses make it big in Hollywood• Young writer to publish 18th bookZimbabwean-born Nyasha Matonhodze, 16, is turning heads on high streets across the world after being chosen as one of the faces of Louis Vuitton’s 2011 Autumn/Winter campaign.Matonhodze, who was one of the finalists in the UK Elite Model Look in 2009, had been toying with the idea of modelling since she was 12, but was eventually convinced after watching the TV show America’s Next Top Model.“Since I was 12 I have been tall and thin, so I would always get the whole ‘you should be a model’, but I never really developed a serious interest about it until the TV show America’s Next Top Model,” said the five-foot 11 (180cm) teen.“Seriously, that’s when it all changed for me. Everything I wanted was pretty much based on that show.”The Zimbabwean beauty follows in the footsteps of pop queen Madonna and movie star Scarlett Johansson, who have both previously represented the French fashion label.The 2011 campaign visuals were shot by world-renowned fashion photographer Steven Meisel at a disused aerodrome in Brooklyn, New York, inside a vintage Rolls Royce.“It didn’t actually hit me until I was sitting in a Rolls Royce with Mr Meisel. He is a wonder to work with – he and Marc Jacobs made me feel beautiful,” said Matonhodze.Marc Jacobs is Louis Vuitton’s creative director.“My eyes filled up with tears and I thought ‘Lord you are lucky’,” Matonhodze added.Zimbabwean rootsMatonhodze was born and raised in Zimbabwe by her grandmother until she was eight years old.“I was raised in a very cultural, traditional household. It’s very different to the British culture where my mom lived. I moved to England when I was eight, so I do still have memories of Zimbabwe – like falling asleep in the sand, bathing outside, the warmth of the sun and just the way of living,” she said.Matonhodze’s last visit to Zimbabwe was in 2009.“Moving to England, I saw their perspective on Africa and what they think it’s like, and it’s completely the opposite. I went back to Zimbabwe three years ago and it’s so lovely; they’re happy with who they are and their traditions. I love going back home,” said Matonhodze.She credits her mother as her inspiration, who at the age of 18 went to live and work in London.“She was a single mother at 18 who moved to London without knowing anyone. She’s always worked hard and seeing her overcome so much in life has been an inspiration for me.”Matonhodze also credits her father for instilling a Christian way of life in her.Catwalk and magazine appearancesMatonhodze has walked for various fashion houses and appeared in several glossy magazines since her recruitment into Elite Model Agency in 2009.She was the feature in Wonderland magazine in November 2010 and recently appeared on the covers of LOVE, V, Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue magazines.In 2010 she walked for Louis Gray, Loewe, Jonathan Saunders, Ungaro and Louis Vuitton, and so far in 2011 she has walked for Halston, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Ungaro, Loewe and Louis Vuitton.Not so much of a ‘discovery’ Matonhodze is quick to point out that she wasn’t “discovered” at a shopping centre as gossipmongers say. She says her parents went with her to an agency when she was 14 to enquire about modelling opportunities.“My discovery wasn’t so much of a discovery. At 14 my mum and my stepdad went into Elite Models to see if I could actually model.”In a recent interview in New York magazine Matonhodze said: “If you’re not strong-minded, modelling can knock your confidence quite harshly. Every day you’re judged on your looks, and more so today you’re judged on your personality.last_img read more

Sitole brings adventure to education

first_imgAdventurer Monde Sitole pictured here on Mount Everest. Sitole is combining adventure with education to provide world-class education. (Images: Monde Sitole Facebook page)South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) or Vision 2030 makes provision for quality basic education for all, but it is always better when individuals or corporates get involved too.Monde Sitole, an adventurer and social entrepreneur, is doing just that. He started the Monde Sitole Educational Strategies Foundation to develop a culture of achievement and excellence by promoting an impactful, meaningful, comprehensive, holistic, world-class education and training system that is engaging and integrated.“Innovation and ingenuity are the missing links needed to inject life into today’s education and for youth to spearhead solutions towards solving our many troubles and challenges we face as country,” he said. “Serious change needs to take place in order to produce the quality of individuals needed to lead our country forward.”Sitole grew up in East London but his foundation is based in Khayelitsha, in Cape Town. Through it, he is fighting to get some of the country’s 700 000 children back into the classroom.Sitole is also a Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School. The organisation and its network of ambassadors do grassroots education work in 85 countries.BECOMING AN ADVENTURERHe did not set out to become an adventurer but, as he puts, it “one thing led to another”.“I have always said that there is no formula to how I’ve turned out. One thing led to another and it’s evident of the fact that when you aspire and prepare well and always avail yourself to opportunities they will come.“I first got an opportunity via Cape Wind Jammers Sailing Trust to join the first Africans to attend school on board a tall ship on a voyage from Cape Town to Bermuda via St Helena, Ascension Island, Fernando Island, Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago.“It was on that trip that a friend introduced me to bouldering. After returning from the voyage I was chosen to take part in the Mike Horn Young Explorers Camp in Switzerland, where I was further engrossed in high altitude mountaineering and responsible exploring,” he said.“After that I set off on my very own expedition to scale the highest peaks on each continent, which I succeeded with climbing Kilimanjaro twice; Mount Elbrus, the highest in Europe; Mount Denali in Alaska, the highest in North America; and now I am prepping for Mount Everest without bottled oxygen.”BECOMING A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURThe vision to make society a better place for all prompted Sitole to become a social entrepreneur.“I realised that if we were to make relevant, meaningful and core strides towards impacting and developing our country and Africa, we needed to have genuine interests and part of that is approaching all the challenges we face with urgency.”East London-born Sitole believes preparation and making himself available to life’s opportunities made him the adventurer he is today. He is hoping to pass on these same lessons at his educational foundation. WHAT HIS FOUNDATION NEEDSSitole’s foundation is in need of young volunteers and workshop space. “We host a series of educational and innovation showcases for the public because our other goal is to create a relationship between school and community,” he said. “As Africans say, a child is raised by a whole village.”Its next school showcase will include the future of education and learning institutions.“We will have exhibitions and stands of youth pioneers, innovators and inventors, for example: Thato of Repurpose Schoolbags; Shalton Mothwa of Epoch Microchips, who invented a charging laptop bag; and Ludwich Marishane of dry bath, to name just a few,” said Sitole.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in developing South Africa and its citizens? If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more


first_imgPenrith Touch is hoping to continue their successful Men’s Open 2006 campaign when Day Two of the 30th NSWTA State Cup gets underway at Port Macquarie at 8.00am on Saturday morning. After a disappointing showing on Day One, with one win and a loss, Penrith are sitting 3rd in Pool 1 of the Men’s Open A division, and with games against the Hornsby Lions and Central Coast Dolphins on day Two, the challenge will certainly be on. The make or break game may come at 12.40pm on Saturday where Lismore, who are undefeated and sitting equal 1st in Pool 1 will be out to continue their unblemished score card and deny Penrith the opportunity to take home the trophy. For full details on the 30th NSWTA State Cup and up to date ladders and results please click on the following link: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-856-0-0-0last_img read more

Tom Herman’s Wife Sets Twitter On Fire After Peach Bowl Win

first_imgTexas head coach tom herman watches during the sugar bowlNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns looks on during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Houston coach Tom Herman may be the hottest coaching commodity in the country after leading the Cougars to an upset victory over Florida State in the Peach Bowl on Thursday, but his wife Michelle might have attracted her own set of suitors after the contest. Michelle Herman’s Twitter mentions skyrocketed after she was shown live on ESPN.There are thousands of tweets – you can guess why.Mrs. Tom Herman pic.twitter.com/Pbm7G1dwCL— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) December 31, 2015If Tom Herman’s wife cheated on me I would apologize to her pic.twitter.com/Ilk2BoL5w1— BMOC (@TailgateC9) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife is proof he can recruit. Hubba hubba— Brandon #GoBucks (@fierybuckeye) December 31, 2015Y’all see Tom Herman’s wife? Lawd have mercy— Max Thompson (@itsmaxthompson) December 31, 2015Did @UHouston name their mascot after Head Coach Tom Herman’s wife? Daaang!!! #Cougars @ESPNCFB— Kacey Brown (@KaceBrown) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife….straight up hottie.— Matt (@gatriguy) December 31, 2015Tom Herman’s wife. It’s fair to say the man is winning both on and off the field.— Donny (@DonnyTello50) December 31, 2015Lol Tom Herman’s wife finna break twitter. You guys make me laugh.— Chad (@ChadSpringer) December 31, 2015Life isn’t so bad for Tom Herman right now.last_img read more

Marenave in Promising Talks with Financing Banks

first_imgzoom German-based shipping trust Marenave Schiffahrts said that it has conducted “promising negotiations” with financing banks in order to avoid insolvency.The move comes less than a month after the company received notice from two banks financing the Marenave-fleet stating that Marenave’s restructuring concept, which has been negotiated so far, will not be supported.“Already at the beginning of this week some of the financing banks notified the company that they will support a restructuring concept outside insolvency,” Marenave informed.Additionally, the company said that it received further statements by the respective banks, according to which they will for a limited period of time seriously demand payment from the single ship companies of the amounts due under the respective ship financing loans only to the extent the respective single ship companies actually have the financial capacity to make such payments in light of their revenue situation and the liquidity accumulated until the relevant due dates.“At the same time Marenave shall not be held liable under the guarantees given for the respective ship financing loans,” the company added.Subsequently, the company has concluded that the positive going concern forecast is restored for the company and that all single ship companies are solvent.Marenave expects that “a paper with key issues for a restructuring agreement” between the company and some of the financing banks would be concluded until December 9, 2016.last_img read more

Paris Hilton Launches Fundraising Campaign For American Humane Association

first_imgAmerican Humane Association, the organization that helped found America’s original “Compassion Movement” in the 1870s, is pleased to announce that entrepreneur, music artist, fashion designer, and media icon Paris Hilton is participating in a special fundraising campaign to benefit the country’s first national humane organization.Ms. Hilton has partnered with the charitable fundraising platform Prizeo, giving donors and interested parties an opportunity to win a chance to meet her on the set of a magazine photo shoot.Recently, Ms. Hilton was honored with American Humane Association’s prestigious National Humanitarian Medal at a gala in Palm Beach, Florida for her charitable work and advocacy in making the world a better place for both children and animals. Now, Ms. Hilton will join forces with the only charitable organization to work for both the protection of children and animals to raise funds needed to help the organization continue its nearly century-and-a-half mission of promoting the human-animal bond, an inextricable link between people, pets, and the world we share.Prizeo enables celebrities and influencers to fundraise for their favorite causes through the offering of money-can’t-buy prize experiences and rewards to their fans and the general public. It has worked with notables such as Will Ferrell, Samuel L. Jackson, One Direction, Kobe Bryant, Andrew Garfield, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, and many, many more to help elevate their chosen cause’s fundraising goal and awareness to new heights.“I am very happy to be involved with American Humane Association and I am excited to offer my fans this special opportunity to meet me on set of my next magazine photo shoot,” said Ms. Hilton. “I feel privileged to be associated with such an amazing organization and I look forward to continuing to work with American Humane Association, and ultimately making a difference in the lives of children and animals all over the world. I encourage people everywhere to support this Prizeo campaign. Everyone can make a difference.”“I couldn’t ask for a bigger supporter leading up to the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards than Paris Hilton, who we proudly call a National Humanitarian Medal recipient,” added Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association’s President and CEO. “We know that Ms. Hilton’s fans will all be clamoring at the chance to meet her at her upcoming photo shoot, and they will be happy to know that their gifts will go to support such a wonderful cause.”To learn more about Paris Hilton’s Prizeo campaign benefitting American Humane Association, please visit www.prizeo.com/paris, where visitors will find a special message from Ms. Hilton and more information about this exciting campaign.And anyone can help join the Compassion Movement just by visiting www.behumane.org and taking the pledge to help animals and/or becoming a member of America’s first national humane organization.last_img read more

How Were Predicting The 2019 College Football Playoff

A handful of weeks into the 2019 season, we still don’t know much about how the College Football Playoff race will eventually play out. Twenty-four major-conference teams (so, the Power Five plus Notre Dame — more on the Irish later) are currently undefeated, and 29 more have only one loss. Although we may be headed for yet another Clemson-versus-Alabama rematch in the national title game, that’s not set in stone … yet.To help make sense of the postseason picture from this early stage of the season onward, we built a model that predicts every team’s chance of making the playoff and winning the national championship. You can read more about how it works here — and we’ve made some tweaks this year — or scroll on to see the current rankings and how they might change going forward.The usual suspects are indeed at the top of this year’s projections as well, with Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Georgia forming the top 5 most likely playoff teams. And yes, the two most likely championship-game contestants are — you guessed it — Clemson (45 percent chance of making the title game) and Alabama (30 percent). Those odds imply that there is a 62 percent chance at least one of the Tigers and Crimson Tide make the playoff and a 14 percent chance we see yet another Clemson-Bama tilt in New Orleans next January.But that means there’s an 86 percent chance we don’t get Swinney-versus-Saban Part IV in the national title game. It’s still a wide-open battle. Our model currently gives 40 teams at least a 1 percent chance to make the playoff, 30 teams at least a 1 percent chance of making the title game and 21 teams at least a 1 percent chance of winning it all. Total† Chance to… * Difference in playoff odds is weighted by the chance of each outcome — win or lose — actually happening.† Total swing includes every game in the country — not just those listed here. TeamConf.RecordEloDanger week*Make PlayoffWin Title 8WisconsinBig Ten2-017079Ohio State153 39.4 17VirginiaACC3-017595Notre Dame51 Oklahoma36.7+0.6-1.00.7 Surveying the 2019 College Football Playoff raceChance of making the College Football Playoff and winning the national championship for teams with at least a 1 percent title probability 21Texas A&MSEC2-117867Alabama31 16IowaBig Ten3-0179911Wisconsin51 9Penn StateBig Ten3-0176313Ohio State112 15Oklahoma St.Big 123-0172814Oklahoma61 19TexasBig 122-117507Oklahoma41 18Wash. St.Pac-123-017529Oregon51 Naturally, both UGA and Notre Dame would see their playoff odds rise by quite a bit with victories (and fall with losses). But an Irish win would shake things up most of all — Notre Dame’s chance of making the playoff will improve by about 27 percentage points if it wins, and UGA’s will fall by about 16 points. That’s a pretty huge impact for a game this early in the season.But although UGA-Notre Dame is the biggest game of Week 4, most top contenders’ fates will potentially be sealed much later in the year. Among the top 5 teams in our championship odds, four of them (Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma) face their highest remaining chance of losing any given regular-season game in Week 14 — the final weekend before conference championships. (And even Georgia faces its most dangerous remaining regular-season opponent in Week 12 at Auburn, not this weekend against Notre Dame, in large part because UGA is at home against the Irish.)That means there will be plenty more drama to unfold as the season goes on. And you can use our playoff predictions to help follow it — and play with the implications of each game — every step along the way. 4Ohio StateBig Ten3-0192214Michigan338 Ohio State32.9+1.0-1.81.3 11OregonPac-122-116778Washington92 How Georgia-Notre Dame swings the playoff picturePotential changes in College Football Playoff probability for selected teams based on the outcome of the Sept. 21 Georgia-Notre Dame game 1ClemsonACC3-0204314S. Carolina75%25 6Notre DameInd.2-018614Georgia256 7LSUSEC3-0190211Alabama206 12AuburnSEC3-0183514Alabama82 TeamCurrent Playoff %WinsLosesWeighted Difference* Notre Dame24.9%-14.7+26.6+/-18.9 The big change we’ve added to the model this season involves one of those teams: Notre Dame. We believe we were systematically underrating the Fighting Irish’s chances of making the playoff in past seasons — as evidenced by the paltry 62 percent CFP probability we gave them heading into selection day last year. (They ended up making it, while a team we gave better odds to — Ohio State at 69 percent — missed out.)As an independent, Notre Dame was ineligible for the conference championship bonus in our model, which made its résumé look weaker in comparison with teams that had won their conferences. This year, however, we assign some fraction of the bonus to independents, based on their W-L record and how often the record tends to be enough to win a conference. That should help the Fighting Irish’s odds this year, provided they keep winning; if Notre Dame wins out, we give it a 97 percent chance of making the playoff.Of course, the biggest obstacle to that comes this weekend, when Georgia — an intriguing dark horse championship pick — hosts the Irish in a game that our model gives UGA a 65 percent chance of winning. This is by far the most important game of Week 4 in college football, with nearly 40 total points of playoff probability (across all FBS teams) riding on the outcome of the contest: Change in odds if Georgia… 3OklahomaBig 123-0185814Okla. St.378 Oregon9.1+0.5-0.90.7 Georgia26.7+8.9-16.111.4 Clemson74.8+1.1-1.91.4 13UtahPac-123-0171010Washington91 2AlabamaSEC3-0199614Auburn4618 5GeorgiaSEC3-0189412Auburn278 *A team’s most dangerous opponent is the team on its remaining schedule with the highest probability of beating it, according to the FiveThirtyEight model. 20WashingtonPac-122-117088Oregon41 10FloridaSEC3-019097LSU102 14MichiganBig Ten2-017694Wisconsin71 read more

Womens basketball Ohio State continues to roll downs Nebraska 9575 Video

OSU then-sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles the ball during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State dominated Nebraska in a full team effort, beating the Cornhuskers 95-75 for its fifth straight win. Good ball movement allowed the Buckeyes to rack up 23 assists, leading to three different OSU players scoring in double digits. OSU coach Kevin McGuff mentioned how the Buckeyes ball movement has improved overall against man and zone defenses. He also gave praise to leading scorer and junior guard Kelsey Mitchell.“Kelsey did a good job moving the ball around,” he said. “She made others around her better today, and I think the way we shot the ball early on, there were a lot of great passes we just didn’t make those shots and it could’ve been higher.”Mitchell picked up 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds.Mitchell also passed an OSU milestone on Sunday, moving into third place on the program’s all-time scoring list. “To see people like Linnae (Harper) hit shots, Stephanie (Mavunga) hit shots, Sierra (Calhoun) hit shots, it’s good for our team,” Mitchell said. “I want to be one of those people giving them those assists.”In the first quarter, the Buckeyes were having trouble making shots. However, in the last two minutes, OSU put together a 10-0 run and capitalized on steals from its full-court press.In the second, the Buckeyes kept their steady lead. OSU kept the pressure up on the Huskers, forcing a total 14 first-half turnovers. Offensively, struggles pursued as the Buckeyes only hit 14-of-40 shots from the field and 3 of 16 from beyond the arc, but held a 40-29 score at halftime.“We came out and we had a lot of effort defensively, we just couldn’t make any shots in the first half,” McGuff said. In the third, the Scarlet and Gray found their shot to break away from the Huskers. The Buckeyes went on an 18-4 run, and shot 66.7 percent from the field. The Buckeyes were also perfect from the charity line and from the 3-point line, hitting 7 of 7 from the line and 2 for 2 from 3-point range.The Cornhuskers came out swinging in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to 13 with two minutes left to play. However, they couldn’t catch up to OSU’s high octane offense. OSU kept up its high second-half scoring percentage throughout the fourth, and continued to get to the line, forcing two Nebraska players to foul out. Mitchell said that the difference in the third quarter came from taking note of the errors committed in the first half. “Coach McGuff puts big emphasis on what’s not right,” she said. “Once we realize and focus on the things we didn’t do in the first half, we always try to do a good job of buckling down in the second half.”The Buckeyes look to kept their streak alive, playing at home against Penn State at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. read more

Scientists May Have Detected ‘Violent’ Black Hole-Neutron Star Collision

first_img Scientists may have detected a “violent” collision between a neutron star and a black hole, however, they are not sure what sparked this mysterious space occurrence.On April 25, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the European-based Virgo detector identified the presence of gravitational waves from what is believed to be a crash between two neutron stars, also known as the dense remains of giant stars that previously exploded, said a LIGO press release. However, on April 26, the LIGO-Virgo network observed another source with a bizarre twist: it may have resulted from the collision between a neutron star and a black hole, which LIGO says has never been witnessed before.Here’s the @LIGO & @ego_virgo skymap for #S190425z showing our best guess for where the #GravitationalWaves candidate (most likely colliding #NeutronStars) originated from. @LIGOWA was offline so the map isn’t too precise, covering about 18% of the sky https://t.co/HG56maUQHh pic.twitter.com/igJSg3maXr— LIGO (@LIGO) May 2, 2019“The universe is keeping us on our toes. We’re especially curious about the April 26 candidate. Unfortunately, the signal is rather weak,” Patrick Brady, spokesperson for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, said in the press release. “It will take some time to reach a conclusion about this candidate.”The April 25 neutron star crash, dubbed S190425z, might have occurred roughly 500 million light-years away from our planet. Only one of the twin LIGO facilities reportedly picked up the signal of this collision, along with Virgo. Since only two of the three detectors reportedly registered the signal, an estimate of the sky location from which it originated were not precise, so astronomers had to survey almost a quarter of the sky to find the source.Meanwhile, the potential April 26 neutron star-black hole collision (S190426c) is estimated to have occurred approximately 1.2 billion light-years away from Earth. The collision was reportedly spotted by all three LIGO-Virgo facilities, which helped astronomers narrow its location to regions that cover about 1,100 square degrees (roughly 3 percent) of the total sky.And for our 5000th @LIGO tweet, here’s the skymap for #S190426c which might be our first #NeutronStar #BlackHole collision! With 3 detectors online this time the area was only 3% of the sky: way better for finding afterglows in light. https://t.co/9NIjMJOeg9 #O3ishere pic.twitter.com/bovdnZ5aYu— LIGO (@LIGO) May 2, 2019In addition to the discoveries above, the LIGO-Virgo network reportedly observed three likely black hole mergers. Since the first direct detection of gravitational waves occurred in 2015, the network has detected evidence for two neutron star mergers, 13 black hole mergers, and one potential black hole-neutron star merger.The discoveries come on the heels of LIGO and Virgo resuming operations on April 1. LIGO’s twin detectors, one in Washington and one in Louisiana, and Virgo, which is based at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) in Italy, turned back on earlier this month after undergoing many upgrades to increase their sensitivities to gravitational waves (ripples in space and time). Each detector can survey larger volumes of the universe and try to spot crashes between neutron stars and black holes.Apr 1 the hunt for #gravitationalwaves resumes with even more sensitive detectors! O3, the 3rd @LIGO and @ego_virgo observing run, promises more merging #blackholes and #neutronstars – and maybe some exciting new discoveries too. Read more at https://t.co/yTB1XncSDZ #O3ishere pic.twitter.com/vnRwRWSz8p— LIGO (@LIGO) March 26, 2019“The latest LIGO-Virgo observing run is proving to be the most exciting one so far. We’re already seeing hints of the first observation of a black hole swallowing a neutron star,” David H. Reitze of Caltech, executive director of LIGO, said in the press release. “If it holds up, this would be a trifecta for LIGO and Virgo—in three years, we’ll have observed every type of black hole and neutron star collision. But we’ve learned that claims of detections require a tremendous amount of painstaking work—checking and rechecking—so we’ll have to see where the data takes us.”More on Geek.com:Scientists Simulate Sounds of Stars This Black Hole’s Jets Are Wobbling Fast Because It’s Dragging Space-TimeThe First Black Hole Photographed Now Has a Cool Name Stay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System last_img read more