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Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone

Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone

Technology
A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy is halfway toward completion, the organization behind the project said Wednesday. Construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, in southern France has been dogged by delays and a surge in costs to about 20 billion euros ($ 23.7 billion). ITER's director-general, Bernard Bigot, said the project is on track to begin superheating hydrogen atoms in 2025, a milestone known as "first plasma." "We have no contingency plan," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Paris. Scientists have long sought to mimic the process of nuclear fusion that occurs inside the sun, arguing that it could provide an almost limitless source of cheap, safe and cle...
Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United players for ‘giving everything’ against Arsenal

Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United players for ‘giving everything’ against Arsenal

Sports
The Red Devils produced a counter-attacking masterclass to secure a 3-1 win at the EmiratesSaturday, December 2, 2017Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hailed his players after watching his side move within five points of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.The Red Devils produced a counter-attacking masterclass to secure a 3-1 win against Arsenal at the Emirates and inflict the Gunners’ first home defeat of the season.PLAYER RATINGS: Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United: Red Devils rated and slatedMourinho’s men had to contend with a barrage of Arsenal chances, with David de Gea in particular shutting out the hosts.But the Portuguese coach was keen for his squad to share the plaudits rather than to single out the Spanish goalkeeper.“He was outstanding – all the team was, they gave
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hails performances of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta in victory over Manchester United

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hails performances of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta in victory over Manchester United

Sports
Conte with passionate celebrations after earning three points against Manchester United Sunday, November 5, 2017Antonio Conte sung the praises of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta after the two combined to score the winning goal in Chelsea's narrow victory over Manchester United. Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Alvaro Morata heads winner as Blues dominate Red DevilsAzpilicueta's lovely cross found an unmarked Morata who headed beyond David De Gea to put Chelsea one point behind the Red Devils. The win was the perfect response to their 3-0 drubbing at Roma in the Champions League and Conte was delighted to see his players bounce back.Conte said: “It was a good response after a big defeat. We played a really bad second half in Rome but we deserved to win tonight. It was an im
Ronald Koeman hails Gylfi Sigurdsson as Everton reach Europa League group stage

Ronald Koeman hails Gylfi Sigurdsson as Everton reach Europa League group stage

Sports
Everton manager Ronald Koeman hailed Gylfi Sigurdsson's "incredible" goal after the Icelander helped send his side into the group stages of the Europa League after a 1-1 away draw with Hajduk Split.The Premier League side were defending a 2-0 lead from the play-off first leg at Goodison Park, which had been marred by crowd trouble from the travelling supporters.Wayne Rooney was back in action a day after announcing his retirement from international football with England, but it was the home side who threatened early on.The Stadion Poljud was rocking just before half-time when Josip Radosevic reduced the deficit with a 30-yard effort.The home supporters, though, were left in stunned silence less than a minute after the restart when Iceland midfielder Sigurdsson - who completed his £45millio
North Korea hails 'successful ICBM' test of Hwasong-14

North Korea hails 'successful ICBM' test of Hwasong-14

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceNorth Korea says it has successfully tested its first "intercontinental ballistic missile" (ICBM).A state television announcement said the missile, which landed in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, could hit targets anywhere in the world.But the US and Russia said the missile had a medium-range and presented no threat to either country.North Korea has increased the frequency of its missile tests, in defiance of a ban by the UN Security Council.The announcement on North Korea state television said the Hwasong-14 missile test was overseen by leader Kim Jong-un.It said the projectile reached an altitude of 2,802km (1,731 miles) and flew 933km for 39 minutes before hitting a target in the sea.North Korea, it said, was now "a full-fledged nuclear power tha...