West Ham & Spurs charged after derby clash

first_imgPremier League West Ham and Tottenham charged after derby clash Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 23:35 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) WestHamTottenham - cropped Getty Images Premier League West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United Tottenham Hotspur Both clubs are facing FA punishment after their players clashed in the 95th minute of Saturday’s tense encounter West Ham and Tottenham have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players in Saturday’s hot-tempered London derby.Spurs ran out 3-2 winners at London Stadium but they almost blew a three-goal lead, hampered by Serge Aurier’s second-half red card.Tottenham to win & Kane to score first 3/1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. With West Ham netting their second of a failed fightback three minutes from the end of normal time, tempers flared as Michael Oliver showed five yellow cards in stoppage time after players from both sides went nose to nose.Andre Ayew, Winston Reid, Fernando Llorente, Andy Carroll and Eric Dier all went into the book, with both sides now charged.FULL-TIME: A nervy finish but we hold on for a big three points at the London Stadium. GET IN! #COYS pic.twitter.com/mpMup6HbQ5— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 23, 2017″West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged by The FA following their fixture on Saturday [23 September 2017],” read a statement.”It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the game, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.”They have until 6pm on 28 September 2017 to respond to the charge.”Spurs lie fourth in the Premier League table after the victory, while West Ham are in the bottom three. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Upper atmospheric lightening sprites caught in 3D video

first_img Explore further Image credit: NHK / AGU A sprightly explanation for UFO sightings? PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play Video credit: NHK / AGU Scientists still don’t know much about them, though theories regarding their origin abound. One that seems plausible is that when lightening with a positive charge occurs, surrounding clouds are drained of a positive charge, leaving them with a net negative charge, which could lead to an electrical field building up between the clouds and the upper atmosphere; when it reaches a certain point, sprites and elves appear. What’s also unclear is whether sprites and elves have any impact on weather, or if they just exist for moment, then disappear; ghostly bright apparitions one moment, gone the next without a trace. In the language of those studying the phenomenon, sprites are the part of the lightening that resemble jellyfish and travel downwards after starting out as a ball shape. Elves are the halos that create the eerie effects. Both are reddish in color and last for something like 10 milliseconds.The video was captured by a research team funded by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation. Two jets flying over parts of the south-west United States this past summer, with cameras aboard, were used for filming to create the 3D effect and the results were presented at the American Geophysical Union Conference last week. In some respects, the images produced by the research team look like fireworks, creating jellyfish type patterns far above the thunderstorms below that are thought to spawn them. In others, they appear almost liquid in their fluidity. And even though they are way up there, some fifty miles from the ground, they can still be seen, as they are frequently brighter than Venus in the night sky, though doubtless most who have seen them, didn’t know they did, as they would have existed among regular storm cloud activity. Sort of like sprites and elves of lore.center_img (PhysOrg.com) — Sometimes in science, it’s easy to get caught up in the practical, to focus so heavily on the why’s and how’s of things, that it’s easy to miss the simple beauty that nature offers. That might be the case with a little known type of lightening that occurs between the part of the atmosphere where weather events are seen quite easily, and the far reaches near the beginning of space. Called sprites, these other kinds of lightening strikes are of far shorter duration than we’re accustomed to; it wasn’t until just the past thirty years or so that anyone even knew they existed. So odd were they, that pilots flying at high altitudes who saw them feared for their jobs if they spoke of them. Now however a research team has captured some instances of them using high speed cameras mounted on two jets to create 3D images. Citation: Upper atmospheric lightening sprites caught in 3D video (2011, December 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-upper-atmospheric-sprites-caught-3d.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com 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.last_img read more