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High stakes in Djokovic-Federer U.S. Open final shootout

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first_imgBy Larry FineIt will be number one versus number two in the U.S. Open men’s final on Sunday (11pm), a seismic grand slam title match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer that transcends the world rankings.Both players burn with heaps of motivation to hoist the winner’s trophy at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the last grand moment of the 2015 slam season.Second seed Federer, who won five consecutive U.S. Open titles from 2004 and was runner-up in 2009, reigns on top of the all-time list for grand slam titles with 17.At the advanced age of 34 the Swiss is playing great and glowing with a desire to win his first grand slam title since his triumph at Wimbledon in 2012.Djokovic has ascended to the clear number one, but is not number one in the hearts of the New York fans. That distinction rests with the Swiss, who is still the darling of Flushing Meadows, while the Serb longs to be loved.The 28-year-old Djokovic is gunning for his third grand slam title of the year, which would replicate the dominance of his 2011 season.Both players have had brilliant years. Djokovic has compiled a 56-5 season with six titles. Federer is 45-7 and won five times. Their career head-to-head is 21-20 in Federer’s favour.Djokovic, the reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, has won nine slam singles and will be playing in his sixth Flushing Meadows final.But Djokovic has won just one U.S. title (2011) from his five previous finals and the pressure is mounting to cash in on opportunity.“I came here with a wish and a mission, to reach the finals and fight for the trophy,” said Djokovic. “So I got myself in that position. It’s already a great result. But I want to get that final step on Sunday and get my hands on that trophy.”Their personal series further promotes the likelihood of a pitched battle at Arthur Ashe Stadium, with Federer’s victory over Djokovic in the final of last month’s Cincinnati hard court tune-up to the U.S. Open edging him ahead in their series.But Federer has a deeper wound to avenge, having lost in the 2015 Wimbledon final to the Serb.“I didn’t quite agree that I played a poor final,” he said about their clash at the All England Club. “I think I played OK in the final,” he insisted. “I just think Novak played a really good final. He was super tough and he deserved it at the end.”The Swiss has not lost a set in his march to a seventh U.S. final and his pointedly aggressive approach has served to shorten points and keep the veteran fresh.Federer has even mixed in a “sneak attack,” wherein he occasionally comes up uncomfortably close on a second serve to put his opponent under immediate pressure.“Now that I have been able to do it also against Stan (Wawrinka), definitely gives me confidence that maybe I can also do it against Novak this way,” Federer said after a semi-finals rout of his compatriot.Djokovic did not sound like a big fan of the tactic.“He tried that in Cincinnati. It worked a couple of times. It’s exciting shot for him. For the player opposite side of the net, not so much,” he said.Federer expects a hard-fought match and does not anticipate surprises from Djokovic.“That’s what I like about the rivalry. I don’t know how it is for him, but I feel like he doesn’t need to adjust his game as much, either,” said Federer.“I think it’s just a straight shootout, and I think that’s the cool thing about our rivalry.“We both can handle each other’s (weapons) – whatever we present to one another, and I think our matches, it’s very even.”last_img

Williams & Wozniacki into WTA final

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first_imgWozniacki has enjoyed a fine season having reached seven finals but she has the chance to claim the biggest title of her career after a 7-6 6-3 victory over Karolina Pliskova on Saturday in the opening semi-final.The Dane lost in the final of this even in Doha in 2010 and has also suffered defeat in two US Open finals but she continued her week in Singapore with a dominant display to end Pliskova's season and year-end no 1 dream.With Halep already knocked out of the tournament, Pliskova was the only player who could prevent the Romanian ending the year at the top of the rankings but having lost her final group game she folded again against Wozniacki.The Danish sixth seed claimed an epic first set tie break by 11-9 before getting the better of a second set that featured five breaks of serve to eventually close out the match with a 7-6 6-3 victory."That was a little bit crazy. It was a rollercoaster," said Wozniacki."I'm just happy I got that first set under my belt. I've been playing really great tennis this week so to be in the finals, it means a lot to me."Standing in Wozniacki's way will be 37-year-old Venus Williams who also has the chance to put a host of near misses this season behind her.The older of the Williams sisters is without a title in 2017 but has enjoyed a fine year despite losing in the final of both Wimbledon and the Australian Open as well as reaching the last four at the US Open.She battled back from losing a first set tie-break against Caroline Garcia to reach a third year-end final of her career and in doing so become the oldest ever woman to do so.Williams beats the benchmark set by Martina Navratilova who reached the final aged 36 in 1992 and will now take on Wozniacki for a second WTA Finals title having won it nine years ago in 2008."It's hard to produce your best tennis at the end of the year because you've given so much but it's so important to do that in this tournament," Williams said."It's amazing to almost be standing in the winner's circle. It's not over till the fat lady sings and I'm not fat. I watch my figure."Garcia was the form player coming into the event having won back-to-back titles in China to claim the final spot and looked on course to continue the journey when she bossed the first set tie-break.But Williams hit back brilliantly to claim her place in the final with a 6-7 6-2 6-3 success and remain on course for a landmark title.last_img

Valdez, Maraño lead PH roster

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first_imgFrancis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ FIFA fines Hong Kong football body for China anthem protest No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ “This is the best possible team we can come up with at the moment,” said national coach Shaq delos Santos. “I have strong faith in this lineup, and with the short time we spent in training camp and Asian Grand Prix, I know they will have that winning attitude with them.”Also in the team are setters Rhea Dimaculangan and Jia Morado, open spiker Ces Molina, opposite spikers Jovelyn Gonzaga and Mylene Paat, middle blockers Mika Reyes and Majoy Baron and liberos Dawn Macandili and Kath Arado.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Missing from the team are  towering sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat, who weren’t able to secure releases from their mother clubs in theJapanese V-League.The much-anticipated volleyball competitions will be held starting on Nov. 28 at PhilSports Arena in Pasig with Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam expected to see action. Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees View comments LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:25PH women's volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Don't miss out on the latest news and information. Alyssa Valdez returns to the lineup and leads the Philippines in scoring. —CHRIS QUINTANA/CONTRIBUTORThe Philippines is fielding its “best possible team” for the Southeast Asian Games based on experience, skill and potential.Regulars Alyssa Valdez and Aby Maraño will join powerful Fil-Am Kalei Mau and novices Eya Laure and Maddie Madayag in the official lineup for the SEA Games that will be held in the country on Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

Disappointed with corruption, incompetence of administration (Pt 2)

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first_imgDear Editor,I backed a horse in 2015 hoping that he would have done great things for Guyana like a thoroughbred but he turned out to be nothing but a dressed up “political kangala”.   It is time for us in the political centre to pick up the pieces and start the battle again for another opportunity at true economic empowerment for the poor and the working class because this entire stable of horses are devoid of new ideas on how to drive consumption, investment and exports.  We cannot give up; Guyana is too rich potentially to be so poor.As a Guyanese, I have a right to call the 2017 Budget as I see it and my call has nothing to do with the PNC or PPP, but my conscience. But for narrow-minded politicians like Tacuma, if you are East Indian and you call out the PNC, then you are deemed PPP and vice versa.  Shame on you Tacuma!  Shame on you for learning so little from Walter Rodney when he shared so much with the people around him!  It was either you were not listening to the message or you are a certified dunce.As an East Indian I have a record that called out both the PNC and the PPP because of their oppression of the poor and the working class.  No shame in that! So how dare you Tacuma, attempt to force me into a camp without my permission?  I have a record of a lifelong commitment to the poor and the working class and I refuse to allow gold coins to drive my message, unlike you Tacuma.If I choose to go with the PPP or the PNC it will be driven by my ideological belief; not gold coins. If the PNC make the “small man the real man”, then they are my friends.Likewise, if the PPP re-establishes their commitment to the working class, then they are also my friends. My association has to do with politicians who can best help the working class. My stance on the national issues has always been consistent – a friend of the working class is a friend of mine.My condemnation of the 2017 Budget has everything to do with a reckless and rude attempt to devour and deflower the working class economically. The PPP did it for a period of time as they approached the end of their term in office and they heard from me but Tacuma was silent then when Dr Rose and I engaged the PPP.Today by way of this 2017 vampire Budget, the PNC-led government that includes people like Moses Nagamootoo and Rupert Roopnaraine (who ought to know better), has broadsided the poor people of Guyana.They shall also hear from me.  But only a hypocrite will shout for joy when I called out the PPP, but wants to condemn me as I call out the PNC today.  Is Tacuma such a paid hypocrite?My path is very consistent and very unwavering and I refuse to be a fair weather politician like Tacuma Ogunseye, who like a weather cock flip-flops on the issues based on the number of gold coins on the table. Sometimes I wonder who sold out Walter Rodney in the 1970s to the PNC?  Tacuma, how long have you been collecting gold coins?Sincerely,Sase SinghMaryland, USAlast_img

Beckham ‘sad’ over Welbeck’s exit

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first_img0Shares0000LONDON, September 3- Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham told the BBC on Tuesday that he was “sad” to see home-grown striker Danny Welbeck leave the club for their Premier League rivals Arsenal.Welbeck, 23, was allowed to join Arsenal in a deal reportedly worth £16 million ($26.6 million, 20.2 million euros) on Monday after United agreed to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco. “He (Welbeck) has been there since he was eight. His heart was in Manchester,” said Beckham, who graduated from the United youth team in the mid-1990s before establishing himself at Old Trafford.“I am sure he is obviously sad to leave Manchester United. Arsenal have a very good, young, talented English player, but to see him leave Manchester United, as a Manchester United fan, is obviously sad.”However, England manager Roy Hodgson welcomed the move.“The biggest bonus is for Danny Welbeck,” Hodgson told a press conference ahead of England’s friendly game with Norway on Wednesday.“When you are a player of his calibre and find yourself at United with competition for places, you don’t always get the starts you would like.“He is going to a club where he will hopefully get more starts and playing time. So I am pleased for Danny and I think Arsenal have signed a good player.“My job is with England and the players I choose. I don’t wish to make any suggestions about what clubs do with their players.“But I cannot deny the more players play and the more experience they get, especially at Champions League level, the better it is for me at international level.”Welbeck’s England team-mate Jack Wilshere welcomed the striker to Arsenal with a picture of the pair on Twitter.“Big welcome to my boy Welbz,” the Arsenal midfielder wrote. “Great player for a great club. Another English lad!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img

Rockets fall to dominant Amherst in state title game

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first_img(Photos by Dan Young)By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMADISON — The Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team finally met its match.After cruising through the regular season and the playoffs undefeated, the Rockets could not keep up with the high-powered Amherst offense and dropped a 42-0 decision in the WIAA Division 5 state championship game Thursday at Camp Randall Stadium.Amherst (14-0) scored on its first six possessions as senior quarterback Garrett Groshek, the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association State Offensive Player of the Year, seemingly did whatever he wanted to the Rockets’ defense.Groshek had touchdown runs of 29 and 78 yards in the first quarter — the first points Spencer/Columbus had allowed in the opening quarter all season — and threw a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter to put the Falcons up 28-0.Groshek added two more passing TDs in the third quarter to push the lead to 42-0. He finished with 161 yards rushing on just 12 carries and was 11 of 14 passing for 172 yards. The four touchdown passes tied a state finals record that Groshek now shares with Robert Evans of Franklin (2006) and Dan Schneider of West Salem (2007).Spencer Columbus linebacker Elijah Welsh hits Amherst running back Brandon Piotrowski. (Dan Young photo)“I’m extremely proud of them,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said regarding his team. “They are a fine group of young men, tremendous, tremendous kids. It didn’t go the way we wanted it to, but I couldn’t be more proud of them.”Spencer/Columbus (13-1) had its opportunities as well in the first half, but could not cash in.The Rockets reached the Amherst 48 on the opening possession of the game before having to punt and again got to midfield after picking up two first downs the next time they had the ball before stalling.After Amherst went up 21-0 on a 12-yard TD pass from Groshek to Amaziah McCall 2:11 into the second quarter, Spencer/Columbus’ Hunter Luepke returned the kickoff 65 yards to the Falcons’ 4. Luepke ran the ball four-straight times, fumbling into the end zone on the final attempt with Amherst recovering.The Falcons went 80 yards in 10 plays to score again, this time on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Groshek to Joshua Cisewski.The Rockets responded with their best drive of the game, going 65 yards in 15 plays. The drive reached the Amherst 11 before two incomplete passes by Calvin Lenz, and an interception on fourth down, the final play of the half, ended it.“It was just hard to see,” senior tight end/defensive end Ryan Busse said. “We weren’t able to connect and work together tonight. Things just didn’t go our way, and that’s kind of hard to see. Our offense has been good all year, and then that comes.”Groshek connected with McCall (23 yards) and Cisewski (33 yards) again in the third quarter to finish off the scoring as the Rockets gained just 25 yards and one first down in the second half.“He’s a tremendous competitor and a great athlete,” Gorst said of Groshek. “He makes plays, doesn’t give up. He’s a great football player.”Overall, Amherst outgained Spencer/Columbus 410-124 and held the Rockets’ vaunted running game to just 67 yards on 32 carries. The Rockets came into the game averaging 329 yards rushing per game.“Offensively we were trying to run our base, the same plays we’ve been running all year long, and it was working in the beginning,” Lenz, a senior quarterback/cornerback said. “You have to credit (Amherst). They came out really well on defense, they shed blocks, and they were prepared.”The state title is Amherst’s second after reaching the championship game for the third time in the past four years. The Falcons also won the Division 5 title in 2012 and lost to Lancaster in last year’s final.The trip to state was the first in the 14-year history of the Spencer/Columbus Catholic co-op and second ever for Spencer, which lost the 1982 D-5 championship game 22-19 to Osseo-Fairchild.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Falcons 42, Rockets 0Spencer/Columbus 0 0 0 0 – 0Amherst 14 14 14 0 – 42First QuarterA – Garrett Groshek 29 run (Cameron Gaulke kick), 5:58.A – Groshek 78 run (Gaulke kick), 0:26.Second QuarterA – Amaziah McCall 12 pass from Groshek (Gaulke kick), 9:49.A – Joshua Cisewski 17 pass from Groshek (Gaulke kick), 3:37.Third QuarterA – McCall 23 pass from Groshek (Gaulke kick), 9:51.A – Cisewski 33 pass from Groshek (Gaulke kick), 5:29.Team StatisticsFirst downs: A 18; SC 8Rushing (att-yards): A 28-238; SC 32-67.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 11-14-172-0; SC 8-17-57-2.Penalties (no.-yards): A 4-30; SC 1-5.Fumbles (total-lost): A 0-0; SC 1-1.Punting (no.-avg.): A 1-26.0; SC 4-18.0.Individual StatisticsRushing: A, Garrett Groshek 12-161, Brandon Piotrowski 14-78, Devin Ostrowski 1-0, Team 1-minus 1. SC, Hunter Luepke 16-44, Noah Zastrow 3-12, Jonny Tomke 4-9, Carson Hildebrandt 1-5, Ethan Meece 1-4, Jon Bauer 1-3, Hunter Hildebrandt 1-1, Calvin Lenz 4-0, Bubba Post 1-minus 1.Passing: A, Groshek 11-14-172-0. SC, Lenz 8-17-57-2.Receiving: A, Joshua Cisewski 4-61, Amaziah McCall 3-52, Marcus Glodowski 2-26, Dalton Nemzoff 1-28, Hunter Warner 1-5. SC, Tomke 2-12, H. Hildebrandt 2-12, Luepke 2-9, Zastrow 1-15, Austin Post 1-9.Punting: A, Piotrowski 1-26.0. SC, Luepke 4-18.0.Fumble recoveries (defense): A, Benjamin Gutschow.Interceptions (defense): A, Gutschow, McCall.Records: Amherst 14-0; Spencer/Columbus 13-1.last_img

How to Get Your Manager to Approve Conference Attendance

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first_imgFind the best conferences for you. It’s very tempting to attend an event because it’s in a fun location or because all the cool kids are going to be there. If money is no object, then by all means. Conferences need to produce a return on your investment. So think about what you want to learn and then start searching for the right events.Ask the right questions. Reaching out to respected colleagues about conferences to attend could be a good idea. The important part is asking the right question, “What were your takeaways from the event?”. If you get a blank stare that doesn’t necessarily mean the conference isn’t worth your time. But do try to find out the value of attendance.Learning takes place in many ways. Speaking of learning, it’s important to understand how you like to learn (i.e., visual, auditory, kinesthetic). For instance, there are certain topics that I want to learn by reading a book. I would not attend a conference for those topics. But others, I want to learn differently and a conference is the perfect format.Learning happens in many places. Yes, learning happens during educational sessions. Don’t forget that learning also takes place during networking and on the expo hall floor. And occasionally at the bar with colleagues.You’ve done your research and identified a conference you’d like to attend (like SHRM India Annual). Before going to your manager, be prepared to answer some questions. These are the types of questions that my manager used to ask me:CONFERENCE: What organization hosts this conference? How long have they been around? How often do they have conferences? Do they offer regional events? Are you a member?COST: How much will attending this event cost? How much is registration versus travel? Are you prepared to share in the cost of the trip?TAKEAWAYS: What do you expect to learn? Is there another way to learn this information? How will it impact your job today? And how will it impact the company?WORK: How will your work be handled while you are gone?FOLLOW-UP: What is your plan for sharing information when you return?This might seem like a lot of questions. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen an employee bring a conference brochure to a manager without thinking about the cost, their work or the follow-up. If your manager doesn’t ask, that’s fine. At least you were prepared.Going to a conference can be a great way to learn. If you really want to attend the event, do the homework. And it’s possible that, in doing the homework, you will discover whether or not this is the right event for you. In response to my post on “HR Should Be Paying Attention to Analysts,” a Twitter connection ask me about going to conferences. Specifically, about how to sell senior leadership on attending a conference.I have been in this position many times. Even now, as a consultant, I still use the lessons I learned from pitching conferences to my manager when I have to make decisions regarding attending conferences. There are tons of events out there – one of my faves is SHRM’s Annual Conference. Unless your job requires you to attend conferences, then you have to figure out the best ones to commit your resources.last_img

The Future of the Smartphone: Holograms & Folding Screens

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first_imgeYeka, a crowdsourcing company that specializes in “online co-creation” of products, has published some intriguing concepts for future smartphones. eYeka’s community came up with the following list of requirements for a next generation smartphone: a minimalistic, non-complicated design; more features (which may clash with the previous requirement); a design which feels like an extension of the human body; the ability to be a “life guide” (Chandler, anyone?); eco-friendly; transparent (meaning to project information as a hologram).Mobile companies like Nokia and Ericsson have been inventing next generation prototypes for years. But it’s the breakout products like Apple’s iPhone that ultimately win out. Some of the features shown below may be in whatever is the next iPhone, whether it be created by Apple or another company. You be the judge: videos of the two winning concepts are embedded below.The first video shows a so-called “Roundphone” concept, a biscuit-shaped smartphone device that uses holographic projections as a screen. Calling someone is akin to Luke Skywalker summoning up a hologram of Princess Leia. The device is operated using Kinect-like gestural controls. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Series#UX Evolutions#web richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting You can see all of the eYeka community submissions for future smartphone concepts here and here.Both of the two winning concepts are intriguing glimpses at future generations of smartphones. Which of the features on display here do you think we’re likely to see first?center_img As eYeka CEO Francois Petavy explained, the Roundphone concept would also connect to objects in your house:“Take it into a shower and you will know the temperature of water. Connect it to a fridge and you will know what food you are missing. This is a phone for the future that connects to the “internet of things”. It adapts with what it touches and becomes simply a part of our everyday life.” The second video was labeled a “Flexphone” and is more likely to occur in the short-medium term. It’s a folding screen device, which can take on different form factors depending on what screen size is best: phone, tablet, gaming device.This concept would make use of flexible OLED technology. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai... Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic...last_img

New Hampshire ~ Corporate Income Tax: IRC Conformity Bill Passes Both Houses

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first_imgThe New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate have passed a bill that, if enacted, would update the state’s Internal Revenue Code (IRC) tie-in date for purposes of computing New Hampshire’s business profits tax liability to December 31, 2015 (currently, December 31, 2000). This change would apply to tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2017.The legislation would also require that certain IRC provisions are not applied: IRC §168(k) (bonus depreciation), IRC §199 (domestic production activities), and IRC §181 (election to deduct production costs). Further, IRC §179 (asset expense election) would be subject to a deduction limit of $100,000 for property placed in service on or after January 1, 2017. Currently, the limit is $25,000 for property placed in service on or after 2011. The increase would apply to tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2017.(S.B. 239), as passed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate on June 1, 2016last_img

Which iconic science centers are also Pokémon GO hot spots?

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first_img5. Birthplace of the internet, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)A high school research student captured a pair of pocket monsters (one is pictured at right) while wandering the halls of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science—specifically, in the presence of the machine that sent the first message via the internet.6. Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryThis particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, is a Pokémon GO player’s dream, complete with Pokéstops (there’s one at the Tevatron cryogenic cooling system plaque), a gym, and plenty of pocket monsters to wrangle—although some have infiltrated an office and the control room.7. Large Hadron Collider (LHC)A physicist working at the LHC at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, found that the ATLAS detector, used to identify and study new particles, is actually a Pokéstop. No word yet on the species of Pokémon that roam the LHC’s tunnels, however.                                                                                                                            8. International Space StationWhile the world continues to download and obsess over Pokémon GO, there are six people who can’t catch ‘em all … or catch any, for that matter. A solemn tweet from the International Space Station noted that there are no Pokémon to be captured in space by the handful of crew members.9. AAASPokémon are seemingly everywhere—even at Science headquarters in Washington, D.C. Recently, a Weedle was spotted crawling around the entrance to AAAS (publisher of Science). Kriseira Lamas-Krauletz Pokémon GO, a free-to-play mobile game from the Pokémon Company, has millions of players flocking to locations all over the world to flush out and capture rare Pokémon: digital monsters the franchise has been creating since 1996. The viral sensation recently beat out Twitter for the most active users, and requires players to physically move to neighborhood landmarks to find supplies (Pokéstops), competition grounds (Gyms), and, of course, 151 different Pokémon to catch and collect. Pokémon GO uses the phone’s camera to overlay Pokémon with the real world, and players across the globe have been posting what they’ve found, and where, on social media.Along with monuments and statues, some buzzworthy scientific landmarks have made the Pokémon GO circuit. Catch any Pokémon at a noteworthy scientific landmark? Let us know what Pokémon you’ve caught and where in the comments below.*Update, 14 July, 4:14 p.m.: This article has been updated to define Pokémon GO.center_img Jessica Boddy 1. 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They tweeted, alerting players to a grand total of 18 Pokéstops in their vicinity.2. Smithsonian Mathias LaboratoryResearchers working at the Mathias Lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland, were interrupted by a Pokémon invasion. After regrouping and caffeinating, the scientists—who work in biogenomics, conservation biology, and other fields—have begun to resist and retaliate.3. NASA’s Jet Propulsion LaboratoryFor Pokémon, mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is a gym. As of yesterday, it’s controlled by a level-11 player with a mean-looking Vaporeon.4. Arizona Science CenterA Caterpie (a caterpillarlike Pokémon) was found by the staff of the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, near an exhibition on giant insects, of course. Fitting, because the insect Pokémon is 0.3 meters tall on average.last_img