Cristiano has a GALAXY named after him : “CR7 The Brightest Galaxy in the Early Universe”

Filed under: Cristiano Ronaldo, Culture & Lifestyle

This artist’s impression video shows CR7 a very distant galaxy discovered using ESO’s Very Large Telescope. It is by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and there is strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it. These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were the creators of the first heavy elements in history — the elements necessary to forge the stars around us today, the planets that orbit them, and life as we know it. This newly found galaxy is three times brighter than the brightest distant galaxy known up to now. – Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and found strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it. These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical objects were the creators of the first heavy elements in history — the elements necessary to forge the stars around us today, the planets that orbit them, and life as we know it. The newly found galaxy, labelled CR7, is three times brighter than the brightest distant galaxy known up to now.

Astronomers have long theorised the existence of a first generation of stars — known as Population III stars — that were born out of the primordial material from the Big Bang [1]. All the heavier chemical elements — such as oxygen, nitrogen, carbon and iron, which are essential to life — were forged in the bellies of stars. This means that the first stars must have formed out of the only elements to exist prior to stars: hydrogen, helium and trace amounts of lithium.

These Population III stars would have been enormous — several hundred or even a thousand times more massive than the Sun — blazing hot, and transient — exploding as supernovae after only about two million years. But until now the search for physical proof of their existence had been inconclusive [2].

A team led by David Sobral, from the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon in Portugal, and Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, has now used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to peer back into the ancient Universe, to a period known as reionisation, approximately 800 million years after the Big Bang. Instead of conducting a narrow and deep study of a small area of the sky, they broadened their scope to produce the widest survey of very distant galaxies ever attempted.

* I’m so confused right now….

If you want to read all about it, head to the ESO official CR7 Galaxy release and knock yourself out….

Added on June 18th, 2015 by

Nike #NoMaybes Soccer Experience Space

Filed under: Soccer News

This. On. Every. Single. Level

Nike, the world’s leading soccer brand, is opening The Nike Underground, a unique pop-up experience in downtown Vancouver that enables soccer-obsessed fans and players to experience the latest soccer innovations the brand has to offer and take part in a fast-paced, small-sided tournament.

Themed as part of Nike Soccer’s ongoing #NoMaybes campaign, The Nike Underground is located two blocks from BC Place at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, 775 Cambie Street. It opens to the public on June 16th and will offer fans and soccer players an immersion into the Nike Soccer experience, including skills challenges, product trialing and ability to customize team kits and other apparel.

After entering the space and registering, participants walk down the Players Tunnel, leading to a Nike Innovation Studio and a fully-equipped indoors soccer pitch with video display, called The Stadium.

The Innovation Studio features a compelling display of the technology available to 11 Nike-sponsored women’s teams currently competing in Canada — Australia, Brazil, China, England, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, South Korea, and the United States.  An apparel customization area allows consumers the opportunity to personalize T-shirts, sports bras and federation jerseys. In addition, the Boot Room enables trial of the latest Nike boots, including the 2015 Nike Women’s Cleat Pack, currently being worn by some of the best players in the world.

The Nike Underground turf soccer court includes a giant LED screen that will be used to display games and other content, along with a neon outline of a soccer field on the ceiling.

Players will be able to wear test and trial one of Nike’s Soccer four women’s-specific cleat silos: Hypervenom II, Mercurial, Magista, or Tiempo.

The Nike Underground opens to the public on June 16th and will be open Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 p.m. PST to 6 p.m. PST.

Added on June 18th, 2015 by

Zlatan Sets Internets Ablaze

Filed under: Soccer News

Taking care of business. Me and the master brain, Mr Mino Raiola.

A photo posted by IAmZlatan (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) on

Ruh-Roh….. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Super Agent Mino Raiola sitting on a Private Jet….

‘Taking Care Of Business’ is the quote of all quotes.  Now we sit back and wait to see what this leads to.

But I keep going back to Zlatan’s trip to the US Embassy in Paris a couple of months ago…. You only head in there for a Work Permit if you have a Signed Deal….

Added on June 18th, 2015 by

Manchester United Replaces Old Trafford Pitch

Filed under: Soccer News

Nothing outside the box…. But there’s just something about the picture above that makes you take notice…..

And getting ready for their Home Opener against Spurs on August 8th.

Added on June 18th, 2015 by

Watch :: Gareth Bale and adidas Soccer on set with “The F2 Freestylers” shooting the #X15’s #BeTheDifference

Filed under: Adidas, Culture & Lifestyle, Freestyle, Gareth Bale

Great to meet The F2 Freestylers on set with adidas Football shooting in my new #X15 for the first time. #BeTheDifference

Posted by Gareth Bale on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Great to meet The F2 Freestylers on set with adidas Soccer shooting in my new #X15 for the first time. #BeTheDifference

These are always some of my videos, but maybe not from the same perspective of someone who grew up in the soccer world.

As you know, I did not grow up in soccer, but I did grow up in basketball. It was always kind of funny to me a few years back when the whole freestyle basketball dudes were getting a lot of attention and people were actually saying that that was basketball. Some people even had the crazy idea that freestyle dudes were better basketball players than someone like a Kobe Bryant or Allen Iverson, or whomever.

Now, I’m in no way throwing shade at freestyle soccer dudes, because honestly, I dont know (or didnt know) how it translated to dudes who play soccer professionally. My way of relating it to basketball was that if someone like a Kobe or AI went to a basketball freestyle game, they would WASH any of those freestyle dudes because they can do almost everything a freestyle dude can do but they are also really good at the organized game too. I’ve seen it in person and on the internets.

Is it the same for soccer? I don’t know. Or, didnt know. When I see videos like this, or a video with Neymar messing around or old videos of Maradona or something like that, it tells me that its pretty much the same.

Now, here is a question for you guys: has there ever been someone who was or is known as a freestyle legend, who actually made it to high level preofessional soccer? In basketball, there are a few guys that I know of. Rafer Alston also known as “Skip to my Lou” was a renowned streetball kid who found his way in the NBA for a good career.

Added on June 18th, 2015 by

Video :: Puma and Arsenal Unveil the 2015/16 ARSENAL KIT with ‘POWERED BY FANS’ Film

Filed under: Arsenal, Culture & Lifestyle, Puma

At the heart of the 2015/16 Arsenal Home Shirt are hundreds of millions of fans. They don’t wear red. They live red. They are the song in the players’ ears and the passion that drives their performance. Feared by rivals, fearless in their support, fans give the home ground its advantage. They can give new legs to a player, reenergize the team at the half, and turn a half chance into the winning goal.

@jackwilshere in the new #Arsenal home kit. #ForeverArsenal #Wilshere @pumafootball

A photo posted by Arsenal Official (@arsenal) on

For PUMA’s second season of partnership with Arsenal, the Global Sport brand has designed the 2015/16 Arsenal home replica shirt with a modern approach to materials, combined with a more formal and traditional silhouette.

The shirt features a grandad collar and gold piping trim around the collar edge. The colour stays true to The Gunners’ classic red and white strip that first appeared in 1933.

The main body is red to represent the tradition of Gunners and Gooners through the years, with bold jacquard stripes running horizontally.

The white sleeves feature PUMA’s classic Form Strip, elegantly highlighted with red piping and combined with mesh inserts for breathability.

Arsenal also hosted a live event at the Emirates Stadium.

North London’s skyline glowed red as over 1000 fans showed their passion to power a physical red glow that intensified as the chanting grew louder.

Club legend Thierry Henry and star DJ Gilles Peterson whipped the crowd into a frenzy as they sang about the North Bank and Clock End terraces.

When the fan power peaked, Arsenal’s first team players Santi Cazorla, Héctor Bellerín, Tomáš Rosický, Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck appeared on stage, showcasing the new kit to the fans.

Added on June 18th, 2015 by

Trailer Alert :: “SICARIO” (2015) starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Movies, Trailers

A police officer (Emily Blunt) from Tucson, Arizona travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord.

This movie stars Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin and Jon Bernthal. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

It will have limited in the U.S. on September 18, 2015 and a wide release on September 25th. They will have my money.

The entire time watching this trailer, and it kept getting better, I was saying, “Yeah. Oh yeah. Oh, HELL yeah!”

sicario movie trailer

Added on June 18th, 2015 by

Jack Wilshere Fined £40,000 Over Spurs Chant

Filed under: Soccer News

England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 and SEVERELY warned as to his future actions after admitting to a charge of misconduct following his actions during Arsenal’s FA Cup victory parade where he grabbed the microphone and sang ‘Anti-Tottenham Chants’.

“Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 and severely warned as to his future conduct after admitting to a charge of misconduct,” read a statement on www.thefa.com.

“Wilshere was found guilty of making and/or inciting certain comments during the club’s open bus trophy tour after their FA Cup Final victory, with his conduct deemed to be improper and bringing the game into disrepute.”

Dude just can’t get out of his own way…..

Added on June 17th, 2015 by
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