Eric Dier 2018 has been a very special year for England

first_imgEngland’s exploits in 2018 should go down as one of the nation’s greatest years in history, says Eric DierThe Three Lions reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia for the first time since 1990 and only narrowly lost out to Croatia for a spot in final.However, on Sunday, England got their revenge by coming back from a goal down to beat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley and book a place for June’s UEFA Nations League’s semi-finals.Aside from that, England also enjoyed memorable victories over Spain and Sweden this year.“2018 has been the best year I’ve experienced as an England player,” Dier told Standard Sport.“It has been very special with what happened at the World Cup and now beating Spain and Croatia. There hasn’t been a year like this for England in a long, long time.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We are now going to play a second semi-final in the space of 12 months and it’s fantastic for us. The most important thing is we use that knowledge in the best possible way.”Gareth Southgate’s side head into the Nations League finals in Portugal this summer in search of the nation’s first major silverware since 1966.“Our aim has always been just to win this competition. We are really excited now,” added Dier.“We wanted to get through the group and it was an extremely difficult one against two top teams. now we want to win everything we are involved in.“Beating Croatia shows the progress we have made since July. We are constantly trying to improve, this is just another step along the way. But we know we can get even better.“We could have gone in two directions after the World Cup — we wanted to develop and build on it and I feel we have done that. At the same time, we have to continue to do this. Our potential is huge and it is up to us to fulfil it.”last_img read more

Class Sizes in DODEA Schools to Increase Modestly

first_imgThe DOD Education Activity (DODEA) plans to increase average class sizes in its middle and high schools while trimming about 300 positions before the next school year, the agency’s director told staff last week. The agency is not expecting a cut in the fiscal 2020 budget, Director Thomas Brady said. But he noted that a minimal increase in class sizes offers the potential to “gain efficiencies and better align staffing,” reports Stars and Stripes. The agency did not say how many of the “300 excess positions” are teachers.Class sizes throughout DODEA schools vary widely, from more than 30 students to fewer than 10. About 8,700 educators serve more than 70,000 students in the military school system. The average class size for middle and high schools from the top nine states with military-connected students is 25.5 students, DODEA said.Chuck McCarter, president of the Federal Education Association, the union representing DODEA educators, criticized the plan. “Any cut to school-level staffing that will result in an increase to class sizes is a disservice to DODEA students and military families,” McCarter said. Photo by Sgt. Maryam Treece Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

UPDATE Search Continues For Suspect Who Fatally Shot His Parents At Central

first_img– / 3THE LATEST on a shooting at Central Michigan University:The Central Michigan University Police Department has identified the victims in this morning’s campus shooting as James Eric Davis, Sr., and Diva Jeneen Davis. The victims are the father and mother of the suspect, who remains at large.Multiple police agencies – more than 100 officers – continue to search for the suspect.Please do not actively search for the suspect or engage anyone matching the description of the suspect. Instead, please call 911 or 773-1000 to report suspicious activity or someone matching the description of the suspect. https://t.co/tyIcmCpztx— Mt. Pleasant DPS (@mtppublicsafety) March 3, 2018 Central Michigan University police confirm 2 individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning. The deceased are not students & police believe the situation started from a domestic situation. | @CMUniversity https://t.co/eQdikHGjXl— Ari B. Adler (@aribadler) March 2, 2018 An update on this morning’s shooting on the campus of CMU: https://t.co/XK63vLPpoz.— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018___The suspect in this morning’s campus shooting is still at large.Police say they’re starting to escort students and staff from buildings at Central Michigan University while they continue to search for a young man accused of killing two people.School President George Ross says Friday is a “tragic day” for Central Michigan.Police are searching for 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. of Plainfield, Illinois. Police declined to confirm news reports that the two victims shot at a residence hall were Davis’ parents.The suspect in this morning’s campus shooting is still at large. CMU police continue to work closely with local and state police agencies. Continue to check our website for updates: https://t.co/g6Gecjejal— Central Michigan U. (@CMUniversity) March 2, 2018 Information for CMU Parents: Those planning to come to campus today to pick up students for spring break should stay off campus until further notice. Please go to the Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission St. University staff will be on site to support the families. pic.twitter.com/DlMRlXgElp— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) March 2, 2018____ ____Police warned the public not to a confront a 19-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting two people on Friday at a Central Michigan University residence hall, saying he is considered dangerous and likely still in the area.Investigators said neither victim was a student and described the shooting as a “family-type domestic situation.” Police declined to confirm a Detroit Free Press report citing unnamed sources that said the suspect, James Eric Davis Jr., had fatally shot his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break.____Police say two people who aren’t students have been fatally shot at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a 19-year-old man suspected of killing two people at Central Michigan University.Lt. Larry Klaus says police are searching for James Eric Davis Jr. Klaus says surveillance footage shows the young man fled on foot. He’s considered armed and dangerous.The person of interest is James Eric Davis, Jr. He is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5’10” & 135 lbs. He was last see wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach the suspect. Call 911 immediately. pic.twitter.com/dCChxe1Tfr— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018Klaus says Davis was wearing a black hoodie but apparently has been shedding certain clothes since the shooting around 8:30 a.m. His photo was released to the public. Anyone who sees him is asked not to confront him, but to call 911.Klaus says Davis was taken to a hospital Thursday night by campus police because of a drug-related health problem, possibly an overdose.He didn’t release the names of the victims.NEW: Officials say Central Michigan University is in lockdown and students are sheltered in place. Police agencies are also actively trying to locate the shooter. https://t.co/JJv5oIU9vT pic.twitter.com/yPneLjMcDI— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) March 2, 2018 I’m at @CMUniversity speaking with @MichStatePolice and local authorities. There is an ongoing investigation and authorities are still seeking the suspect and that process is fully engaged. pic.twitter.com/P7bYfj9QB4— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) March 2, 2018 I’m a dad, I’ve got a college student. These young people, having this happen in a dorm, it’s important we all support one another. We need to rally as Michiganders, we need to be one big family when we have tragic events like this go on. https://t.co/UYUJcitGs8— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) March 2, 2018 The suspect in this morning’s shooting at @CMUniversity is still at large. Please remember, if you see the suspect, do not approach him. He is considered armed and dangerous. Call 911 immediately. https://t.co/uFyrYGNJGT— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018 I am in constant contact with @MichStatePolice as they work w/local law enforcement to determine what has occurred at Central Michigan University. The priority right now is the safety of those still on campus and I thank all first responders involved for their swift action.— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) March 2, 2018 BREAKING: Helicopters flying over Central Michigan University after shooting. Police say suspect is still at large. @Local4News #CentralMichiganUniversityShooting pic.twitter.com/JTrpOkKWjk— Larry Spruill Jr (@LarryWDIVLocal4) March 2, 2018 We won’t have all the answers today, this will be an ongoing conversation but I can say that we will continue working hard to keep Michiganders safe and support these @CMUniversity students.— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) March 2, 2018 Everyone is working together to do whatever we need to do to apprehend this person and to support the students who are dealing with this traumatic event.— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) March 2, 2018center_img We are still in the class and we cannot leave it until we get permission from police. Need prayer.Central Michigan University pic.twitter.com/yujoM2E4Kr— zaky ahmed (@zakyahmed10) March 2, 2018___Photo: Commons WikimediaCentral Michigan University reported on Friday morning through its Twitter feed that there has been a report of shots fired on campusSchool officials said Friday morning that police are responding to a report of shots fired at a residence hall at Central Michigan University.Earlier, the university had reported through its Twitter feed that there had been a report of shots fired specifically at Campbell Hall, located at its Mount Pleasant campus.There has been a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Suspect is still at large, police advise all to take shelter. If you see something suspicious, call 911.— Central Michigan U. (@CMUniversity) March 2, 2018The university says the suspect is still at large, and police are urging students to take shelter.The city says the male suspect is considered armed and dangerous.The school released the information on its Facebook page around 9:30 a.m. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students Friday morning.The City of Mount Pleasant informed through its Twitter feed that “the suspect is a 19-year-old black male who is approx. 5 foot 9 inches tall.”UPDATE 10:23 a.m.: The suspect is a 19-year-old black male who is approx. 5 foot 9 inches tall. He is wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He may have taken off the blue hoodie. He is considered armed & dangerous. If you see the suspect, do not approach him. Call 911.— City of Mt. Pleasant (@MtPleasantMI) March 2, 2018Central Michigan University has about 23,000 students in Mount Pleasant, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing. Shooting @ Central Michigan University search is still happening. RIP to those who died and stay safe pic.twitter.com/p8llrjMgPo— 🔥 (@PrinceOfTh3D) March 2, 2018 #Breaking: @CMUniversity ROBO CALL to students alerting them to campus shooting: pic.twitter.com/CwNsl6vI3u— Shawn Ley (@ShawnLeyLive) March 2, 2018 #CMU is a campus with about ~25,000 students. It is in a rural town called Mt. Pleasant. We have 5 police departments here: City, County, State, CMU, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police. Shooting happened on campus in Campbell Hall, located on the W side of campus. pic.twitter.com/VQTFJrgPWw— Sara Kubik, PhD (@SaraKubik) March 2, 2018 NEW: No students, faculty or staff injured in shooting incident, Central Michigan University official says; campus lockdown continues. https://t.co/JJv5oIU9vT pic.twitter.com/Om9NZkrOMl— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) March 2, 2018___CMU police confirm two individuals were fatally shot at Campbell Hall on campus this morning. The deceased are not students and police believe the situation started from a domestic situation. There are no additional injuries; suspect is still at large: https://t.co/AxvPn3N0s0— Central Michigan U. (@CMUniversity) March 2, 2018The school says police believe the Friday morning shooting “started from a domestic situation.” Investigators are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who is considered to be armed and dangerous.The school is urging students to take shelter. It also says no other injuries have been reported.Campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large.“The person of interest is James Eric Davis, Jr. He is a black male, approximately 19 years of age, 5’10” and 135 lbs,” Central Michigan University posted on their website.The school posted an alert around 9:30 a.m. on its Facebook page about shots being fired at Campbell Hall. An automated phone message from the school also was sent to students. The shooting occurred on the last day of classes before spring break.Halie Byron, 20, said she locked herself in her off-campus house, about a 10-minute walk from Campbell Hall. She had planned to run errands before traveling home to the Detroit area.“It’s scary thinking about how easy a shooter can come into a college campus anywhere — a classroom, a library. There’s so much easy access,” Byron said.In the surrounding community, students and staff in the Mount Pleasant school district were told not to leave nine buildings. #BREAKING: 2 people who are not students were fatally shot at Central Michigan University Friday morning; the suspected gunman remains at large. After the alert went out, video captured some students and staff sheltered in place at a cafeteria: https://t.co/jB27bt1DL3 pic.twitter.com/rft5l3F6KL— #NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) March 2, 2018___Parents asked to stay off university campusParents trying to pick up students following a fatal shooting at Central Michigan University are being asked to stay off campus.The school says parents are being told to go to a local hotel in Mount Pleasant where staff would assist them.“Reminder (per @CMUniversity) Those planning to come to campus today to pick up students for spring break should stay off campus until further notice. Please go to Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission St. University staff will be on site to support families.” https://t.co/4nRICTx2D3— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) March 2, 2018 BREAKING: Shots fired at Central Michigan University and suspect is still at large. https://t.co/bqpvCsBckB— Circa (@Circa) March 2, 2018 The CMU Police Department has identified the victims in this morning’s campus shooting as James Eric Davis, Sr., and Diva Jeneen Davis, both 47 years old. The victims are the father and mother of the suspect, who remains at large.— Central Michigan U. (@CMUniversity) March 2, 2018 We have an incredible amount of law enforcement cooperation in Mt. Pleasant right now working to apprehend the suspect & make sure all students get safely off campus. It has been a very tough day @CMUniversity but the staff and all first responders are doing a terrific job. pic.twitter.com/Cn6Q5lFxge— Anna Heaton (@Republicanna) March 2, 2018 The two shooting victims at Central Michigan were not students at the university https://t.co/cC21T3yCSf pic.twitter.com/FWpeqaM643— David Boroff (@NYDNBoroff) March 2, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Moon Express Rocket Lab set for 2017 mission plan

first_img Europe’s plans to visit the Moon in 2018 Explore further © 2015 Phys.org 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. In 2017 a private moon landing could make news. If the mission is successful, said GeekWire, Moon Express could become the first privately backed venture to achieve a soft lunar landing. Citation: Moon Express, Rocket Lab set for 2017 mission plan (2015, October 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-10-moon-rocket-lab-mission.htmlcenter_img More information: www.moonexpress.com/ Bob Richards is CEO of Moon Express and he announced the launch plan earlier this month at the Space Technology & Investment Summit in San Francisco.The plan involves a series of robotic spacecraft designed for exploration—and commercial development. The company site noted, “Most of the elements that are rare on Earth are believed to have originated from space, and are largely on the surface of the Moon.”Back in 2013, it was quite clear that California-based Moon Express was working on the goal to do so, namely to fly commercial missions to the moon and unlock its resources. This month comes news that the company signed the launch deal with Rocket Lab, with the first to take place in 2017.California-based Moon Express signed up Rocket Lab to launch its robotic spacecraft. Reuters said the Rocket Lab Electron rocket system was to launch three missions of Moon Express’ MX-1 lunar lander spacecraft, starting 2017. According to a GeekWire report, Moon Express was building and testing versions of its MX-1 lander. CEO Bob Richards said it was being scaled down to a mass of 200 kilograms (440 pounds), including fuel.Naveen Jain, a co-founder of Moon Express, reported CNBC, said that rocket technology accelerated in the last year, making it possible for Moon Express to build lunar landers which can use small rockets designed for low earth orbit such as Rocket Lab’s design. Rocket Lab uses battery-powered rocket engines that are cheaper than traditional engines, said Reuters.According to CNBC, Jain said the Moon Express design uses two small landers on top of each other. The first acts like a booster rocket and the second, the lander for the lunar surface. In a video published in 2013, a laughing interviewer said, “I suppose your company [Moon Express] is getting me closer to the day when I might find myself on the moon.” Jain smiled. “The moon is nothing but another continent, from our perspective…We want to make use of the resources to make life better for all of us here.” The company stated on its site that “We believe it’s critical for humanity to become a multi-world species and that our sister world, the Moon, is an eighth continent holding vast resources than can help us enrich and secure our future.” The Moon Express’ MX-1 lander will be blasted into space aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket. Richards, according to GeekWire, said Moon Express has two launches on Rocket Lab’s manifest in 2017 and contracted for a third launch at a time to be determined, with options for a fourth and fifth launch. This is a composite image of the lunar nearside taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in June 2009, note the presence of dark areas of maria on this side of the moon. Credit: NASA Moon Express said it believes it is “forging a new paradigm, combining best practices of traditional aerospace know how with the innovation and entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley.”last_img read more