For Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, the first six months of the year were relatively quiet, but things started picking up the pace in the second half of the year: mystery, treason suspicions, a lift-off accident, and financial violations. On the night of August 30, the US Mission Control Center detected an insignificant air leak on the ISS. The pressure drop was at about 0.8 mmHg per hour, as opposed to the maximum of 0.5 mmHg allowed by the specifications, so the ground crews decided not to wake astronauts up immediately. That was the beginning of the biggest space mystery of the year. READ MORE: Roscosmos Selects Super-Heavy Rocket Concept Designed for Moon Flights — Source After the space crew woke up, they began to search for the leak. By that time, the pressure drop increased to 4 mmHg per hour. The crew detected the leak in the Soyuz MS-09 ship docked … [Read more...] about Year in Review: Drama, Mystery, Science in Space Mark Outgoing Year
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HistoryCan anything new be said about Winston Churchill, especially after the multi-volume biographies by Martin Gilbert? Definitely, and in Churchill: Walking with Destiny (Viking Penguin), Andrew Roberts has brought us up to date with a lively and sympathetic portrait which also shows the flaws of this great leader. Churchill would have known all about Heligoland, a small German archipelago in the North Sea, given their key strategic role in both world wars. In 1890, Britain actually swapped the islands with Germany for Zanzibar. Heligoland by Jan Rüger (Oxford University Press) is a lively history of where the Third Reich eventually came to grief. We know of the fate of the Jews in World War II so how amazing to hear how integral they were to German society and the German military before the Holocaust, as A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War by Tim Grady (Yale University Press) shows. Bryan Fanning's major account of the different immigrant experiences here, Migration … [Read more...] about From history to politics, nature to science, cookery to music
The top secondary schools of Greater Manchester are listed here using the most up to date statistics. The Manchester Evening News uses a unique combination of data about schools across Greater Manchester to form a full picture about exactly how well schools perform - not focusing solely on exam results but a whole range of measures. Data is available for comparison on everything from pupils' attainment and the quality of the teaching to when the school was lasted inspected and teacher to pupil ratio. And here's our round-up of the best schools in the region in 2018. The best school in Greater Manchester: Sale Grammar School Unsurprisingly, Trafford’s grammar schools dominate the Greater Manchester school rankings. And this year we can reveal Sale Grammar School as the best state-funded secondary in the region - knocking their neighbours in Altrincham off the number one spot. Leaders at Sale pride themselves in nurturing students to become well-rounded individuals. The … [Read more...] about Which are the top secondary schools in Greater Manchester?
0 Have your say Thomas Frank and his employers like to crunch the numbers. Chris Wilder, despite applying plenty of science, still prefers to rely on a hunch.It was during the first-half of this match at Griffin Park, ultimately settled by Leon Clarke's second goal of the season, when Sheffield United's manager first began to suspect it would go his team's way.Brentford caused them some problems, particularly when Romaine Sawyers equalised after Oliver Norwood's superb finish and Ezro Konsa's own goal had put the visitors in control. But it was United's sheer bloody-mindedness, despite suffering the worst possible start, which enabled them to record the victory which lifts them to fourth in the Championship.Brentford's use of analytics and statistics has captured the imagination since being unveiled following Matthew Benham's takeover four years ago. But United are pioneers in their own way too. Attacking wing-backs and over-lapping centre-halves … [Read more...] about Brentford 2 Sheffield United 3 – James Shield’s Match Report as Chris Wilder’s hunch comes up trumps at Griffin park
Liverpool have raided Premier League title rivals Manchester City to secure the services of highly-respected head physio Lee Nobes. The Reds have been searching for a replacement since Matt Konopinski left the club to join the Football Association last month . Nobes was pinpointed as the perfect candidate and he jumped at the opportunity to make the move to Anfield. Keep up to date with all your latest Liverpool news, views and transfer gossip HERE It represents something of a coup for the Reds considering that Nobes had served the Premier League champions with distinction for 11 years. Sunday's 3-1 win over Manchester United was his last game for Pep Guardiola's side and he will start his new role at Melwood over the coming month. Nobes previously worked for Oldham Athletic before joining City in October 2007 when Sven-Goran Eriksson was manager. He went on to serve under Mark Hughes, Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini and Guardiola. Read More Liverpool 2-0 Fulham The process to … [Read more...] about Liverpool raid Man City for key member of backroom staff