We need to respect ISL authorities decision: Jr Bachchan

first_imgMumbai, May 13 (PTI) The decision of the Indian Super Leagues regulatory commission to severely punish FC Goa for the unsavoury happenings, after it lost to Chennayin FC in the final of the second edition of ISL, should be respected by all, said the clubs co-owner Abhishek Bachchan today. “ISL has given its judgement and we will have to adhere by that. At the end of the day there is a governing body that takes care of these things. We have to listen to what they say and go with that,” said the Bollywood actor while talking to reporters during the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)s player auctions here. The Junior Bachchan owns Jaipur Pink Panthers in PKL. “I just feel that at the end of the day its a sport, these things happen. Wherever theres an organised league there is also a regulatory committee and they also have the power to do and you have to adhere to what they finally decide. We respect the decision the committee had taken,” he added.In its judgement of May 5, the ISLs regulatory commission came down hard on FC Goa by docking the franchise 15 points in the next edition of the competition, imposed a fine of Rs 11 crore while debarring the clubs owners, Shrinivas Dempo and Dattaraj Salgaocar, for two and three years respectively.In the final order, FC Goa were found in breach of ISL regulations/code of conduct bringing disrepute to ISL, following the incidents on December 20 last, soon after the final in Goa.advertisementThe promotional body of ISL, Football Sports Development Ltd, has since then lodged an appeal with the ISL Appeals Panel against the 15-point deduction, as it felt the action of individual owners should not affect the fans of FC Goa, and all teams must compete on the field evenly. PTI SSR RSY AH ATlast_img read more

5 things you might not know about the science of coffee

first_imgRelated posts:Genetically modified coffee could be just around the corner Morning caffeine fix gets cheaper as rains boost Brazil supplies Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee International Cinema Festival starts rolling this Friday Scientists work tirelessly to uncover the mysteries of the natural world, from the reasons people binge to the best way to wash hands. Recently it was revealed that they’ve figured out why coffee served in white mugs tastes so bitter. (The contrast between the color of coffee and a white mug makes the joe look and taste bolder.) Coffee served in clear glass mugs tastes sweeter.So, yes, those lab rats (the people, not the animals) are obsessed with getting (and studying) that jolt of java. That study got us thinking: What other crazy things do we know about coffee thanks to science? Answer: a lot.1. The optimal temperatureResearchers at the University of Texas at Tyler were tired of making coffee, taking a sip and burning off a layer of taste buds because the brew was scalding. So they got 300 volunteers to determine what temperature makes coffee drinkable but not mouth-burning. Those brave test subjects found that the sweet spot is 136 degrees.2. The best time to drink coffeeWe’ve been conditioned to get our caffeine fix first thing in the morning. But as Steven Miller, a psychology professor at Rosalind Franklin University in the U.S. state of Illinois, points out, early mornings are probably the worst time to drink coffee. If we pay attention to our circadian rhythms, specifically the points when our cortisol levels (responsible for the magical way we naturally feel alert) are low, we should drink coffee in the late morning (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and during the afternoon slump (1 to 5 p.m.).3. The coffee-ring effectSpill coffee on your shirt, and when it dries, the stain looks a little like a tree stump: light on the inside, dark around the edge. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania spent more than a decade determining what causes those outer rings. The culprit: the shape of the coffee particles. Round particles form a defined outer ring, while elongated ones do not.4. A coffee a day keeps the ringing at bayIf we’re being technical, it may be four cups of coffee a day. A study tracked the incidence of tinnitus (a constant ringing in the ear) among 65,000 U.S. women over 18 years. Those who had less than one cup of coffee a day were 15 percent more likely to have tinnitus than those who had four or more.5. Try a coffee napCoffee and naps don’t seem like a natural duo: One would think that the stimulative effects of coffee should stop you from dozing off. But the boost of energy you get from a cup of coffee doesn’t happen in an instant: It takes upward of 20 minutes for the caffeine to be absorbed by your body. Researchers at Britain’s Longborough University found that drinking a cup of coffee and immediately lying down for a 15-minute nap kept sleepy volunteers more alert in a car simulator than just coffee or just a nap. We usually stick to a playlist with bumping beats to keep us awake on the road.From Greatist.com Facebook Commentslast_img read more