Video: Colin Cowherd Brings The Doom And Gloom As He Breaks Down Wisconsin’s 2016 Schedule

first_imgColin Cowherd goes through Wisconsin's football schedule.YouTube/Colin CowherdOn his show, FOX Sports 1’s Colin Cowherd has been going through the schedules of major college football programs and giving his early projections for the upcoming season. He likes Michigan and USC this fall, but when it comes to the Wisconsin Badgers, his breakdown is not nearly as encouraging.Cowherd’s four biggest factors that play into his prediction are:1. The loss of defensive coordinator Dave Aranda to LSU.2. The graduation of Joel Stave.3. Wisconsin’s schedule: “the toughest schedule I think I’ve seen in the Big Ten in years.”4. The defense is strong in the back, a bit weaker up front.Here is Cowherd’s full breakdown: That is a 6-6 season, with wins over Akron, Georgia State, Nebraska, Illinois, Purdue, and Minnesota, and losses to Alabama, Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, and Northwestern. He’s not wrong about the schedule; the Badgers play the four best teams from the 2015 Big Ten season in a row from September 24 to October 22. Yikes.last_img read more

Markets Right Now Stocks opening lower on Wall Street

first_imgNEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street Monday as key U.S. indexes remain on course for their worst December since the 1930s. Bank stocks are among the worst off after news of the treasury secretary’s call with CEOs of six major banks accentuated investors’ concerns.The S&P 500 is down 0.5 per cent at 2,404 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 0.6 per cent at 22,304. The Nasdaq Composite is down 0.3 per cent at 6,309.In holiday-thinned half-day trading in Europe, France’s CAC 40 is down1.5 per cent and Britain’s FTSE 100 is down 0.5 per cent.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.77 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ending Supernatural was a community decision says Jared Padalecki

first_imgLos Angeles: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have said that it was a “community decision” to bring the curtains down on their hit show “Supernatural”. The series, which will culminate with its 15th season, features the two actors as the Winchester brothers who hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings. Speaking at the “Supernatural” convention in Las Vegas, Padalecki said, “This was a community decision”. He further said that there was never any pressure from The CW network and the studio to wrap up show, reported Entertainment Weekly. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Ackles added that the show’s end was debated for months by both the cast and the crew. “Nobody wanted to see this show fizzle out. I think that it was everyone wanting to do the biggest service to the show that we could by going out strong. It just seemed like the writing was kind of on the wall as to when that was happening. “Everybody kind of felt that it was coming soon, and so it was just taking that leap of faith of going like, ‘Well guys, let’s get out the paint and paint that finish line because what we’ve accomplished is unlike any other’,” he said. The final season will consist of 20 episodes. The show is executive produced by Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Phil Sgriccia, Jeremy Carver, Eugenie Ross-Leming, and Brad Buckner. It is produced by Warner Bros Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision.last_img read more

Study unveils detailed properties of the eclipsing binary KOI3890

first_img Citation: Study unveils detailed properties of the eclipsing binary KOI-3890 (2019, May 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-unveils-properties-eclipsing-binary-koi-.html © 2019 Science X Network Eclipsing binaries with red giants exhibiting solar-like oscillations are a rare find. When searching for new systems of this type, astronomers are especially interested in finding ones that showcase ellipsoidal variations in their light curve caused by large tidal distortions of the surface of the star during periastron. Due to these variations, such binaries were dubbed the “heartbeat” systems. Heartbeat systems with solar-like oscillations can be characterized in great detail using radial velocity data and by conducting astroseismologic studies. For instance, astroseismology enables determining the obliquity (the angle between the stellar rotation axis and the angle normal to the orbital plane) of these systems and stellar parameters of their oscillating red-giant primary components.KOI-3890 (aka KIC 8564976 and 2MASS J19350531+4438185) has been initially classified as a potential planet-hosting star. However, follow-up observations show that it is a heartbeat system—in particular, a highly eccentric 153-day-period eclipsing binary consisting of a red giant showing solar-like oscillations and an M-dwarf companion. A team of astronomers led by James Kuszlewicz of Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany decided to conduct a comprehensive study of KOI-3890 using various methods to reveal detailed properties of the system.”In this work, we aim to derive the properties of the components of an eclipsing binary system through the use of asteroseismology, eclipse fitting and radial velocity analysis. In addition, we aim to constrain the geometry of the system by inferring the inclination angle of the red giant primary to then obtain the obliquity of the system, which gives information as to whether the system is aligned,” the researchers wrote in the paper.The study found that red giant KOI-3890 A is almost six times larger than the sun (5.8 solar radii), but its mass is comparable to that of the sun (1.04 solar masses). The M-dwarf, named KOI-3890 B, was found to be approximately four times smaller and less massive than our sun (0.26 solar radii and 0.23 solar masses).Astroseismic studies of KOI-3890 allowed the team to calculate the system’s age. They found that the binary is about 9.1 billion years old. Moreover, astroseismic analysis revealed that the inclination angle of the rotation axis of KOI-3890 A is approximately 87.6 degrees. When it comes to the obliquity of the system, it was estimated to be at a level of approximately 4.2 degrees, which means that the plane of the orbit of KOI-3890 B is perpendicular to the stellar rotation axis of the primary star.In addition, the astronomers estimated that the orbital eccentricity of KOI-3890 is about 0.61 and that the stars are separated from each other by around 0.19 AU. They also drew some conclusions regarding further evolution of the system.”As the primary continues to evolve the M-dwarf may become embedded in the expanding envelope, leading to mass transfer between the stars in a common envelope phase. Additionally the strong drag forces on the secondary in such a configuration may lead to the ejection of the common envelope, and a significant decrease in the orbital period,” the researchers concluded. Astronomers discover an M-dwarf eclipsing binary system Explore further The power spectrum of KOI-3890 is shown in black alongside the fit to the background (excluding the Gaussian component describing the power excess) in red. Credit: Kuszlewicz et al., 2019. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: James S. Kuszlewicz. KOI-3890: A high mass-ratio asteroseismic red-giant+M-dwarf eclipsing binary undergoing heartbeat tidal interactions. arXiv:1905.00040 [astro-ph.SR]. arxiv.org/abs/1905.00040 By combining transit photometry, radial velocity observations, and asteroseismology, astronomers have gathered important information about the properties of a highly eccentric, eclipsing binary system known as KOI-3890. The new findings are presented in a paper published April 30 on arXiv.org.last_img read more

The Pyramid Builder dies at 102 years

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday. He was 102.Pei, whose portfolio included a controversial renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, died overnight, his son Chien Chung Pei told the newspaper.FILE PHOTO: US architect Ieoh Ming Pei gestures as he explains a model of his design for the German Historical Museum in Berlin to German Housing and Construction Minister Klaus Toepfer during a presentation in the chancellory in Bonn, Germany January 16, 1997. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannIeoh Ming Pei, the son of a prominent banker in China, left his homeland in 1935, moving to the United States and studying architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. After teaching and working for the U.S. government, he went to work for a New York developer in 1948 and started his own firm in 1955.The museums, municipal buildings, hotels, schools and other structures that Pei built around the world showed precision geometry and an abstract quality with a reverence for light. They were composed of stone, steel and glass and, as with the Louvre, he often worked glass pyramids into his projects.The Louvre, parts of which date to the 12th century, proved to be Pei’s most controversial work, starting with the fact that he was not French. After being chosen for the job by President Francois Mitterrand amid much secrecy, Pei began by making a four-month study of the museum and French history.FILE PHOTO: Tourists stand in front of the Louvre Pyramid designed by Chinese-born U.S. Architect Ieoh Ming Pei in Paris, France, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File PhotoHe created a futuristic 70-foot-tall (21-m) steel-framed, glass-walled pyramid as a grand entrance for the museum with three smaller pyramids nearby. It was a striking contrast to the existing Louvre structures in classic French style and was reviled by many French.A French newspaper described Pei’s pyramids as “an annex to Disneyland” while an environmental group said they belonged in a desert.Pei said the Louvre was undoubtedly the most difficult job of his career. When it opened in 1993 he said he had wanted to create a modern space that did not detract from the traditional part of the museum.FILE PHOTO: Bank of China tower, designed by I.M. Pei & Associates (L) and Cheung Kong Centre tower, designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, Hsin-Yieh Architects, and Leo A. Daly Pacific Limited, are pictured at night in Hong Kong’s central district March 27, 2008. REUTERS/Victor Fraile/File Photo“Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something,” he said in an New York Times interview in 2008. “There is a certain concern for history but it’s not very deep. I understand that time has changed, we have evolved. But I don’t want to forget the beginning. A lasting architecture has to have roots.”Other notable Pei projects include the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Dallas City Hall.When Pei won the international Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1983, he used the $100,000 award to start a programme for aspiring Chinese architects to study in the United States.Even though he formally retired from his firm in 1990, Pei was still taking on projects in his late 80s, such as museums in Luxembourg, Qatar and his ancestral home of Suzhou.Pei, a slight man who wore round, owl-ish glasses, became a U.S. citizen in 1955. He was married to Eileen Loo from 1942 until her death in 2014. They had four children, two of whom became architects.(By Bill Trott for Reuters with additional reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago; Editing by Diane Craft and Cynthia Osterman)WhatsApplast_img read more

FDA approves first noninsulin drug for treatment of pediatric patients with type

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 18 2019The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of pediatric patients 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients since metformin was approved for pediatric use in 2000. Victoza has been approved to treat adult patients with type 2 diabetes since 2010. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, occurring when the pancreas cannot make enough insulin to keep blood sugar at normal levels. Although type 2 diabetes primarily occurs in patients over the age of 45, the prevalence rate among younger patients has been rising dramatically over the past couple of decades. The Diabetes Report Card published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 5,000 new cases of type 2 diabetes are diagnosed each year among U.S. youth younger than age 20.Victoza improves blood sugar levels by creating the same effects in the body as the glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor protein in the pancreas. GLP-1 is often found in insufficient levels in type 2 diabetes patients. Like GLP-1, Victoza slows digestion, prevents the liver from making too much glucose (a simple sugar), and helps the pancreas produce more insulin when needed. As noted on the label, Victoza is not a substitute for insulin and is not indicated for patients with type 1 diabetes or those with diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition associated with diabetes where the body breaks down fat too quickly because there is inadequate insulin or none at all. Victoza is also indicated to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease; however, its effect on major adverse cardiovascular events in pediatrics was not studied and it is not indicated for this use in children.Related StoriesStudy: Antidepressants reduce mortality by 35% in patients with diabetesNew biomaterial could encapsulate and protect implanted insulin-producing cellsSome people treated for type 1 diabetes may have monogenic diabetes, study findsThe efficacy and safety of Victoza for reducing blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes was studied in several placebo-controlled trials in adults and one placebo-controlled trial with 134 pediatric patients 10 years and older for more than 26 weeks. Approximately 64% of patients in the pediatric study had a reduction in their hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) below 7% while on Victoza, compared to only 37% who achieved these results with the placebo. HbA1c is a blood test that is routinely performed to evaluate how well a patient’s diabetes is controlled, and a lower number indicates better control of the disease. These results occurred regardless of whether the patient also took insulin at the same time. Adult patients who took Victoza with insulin or other drugs that increase the amount of insulin the body makes (e.g., sulfonylurea) may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Meanwhile, pediatric patients 10 years and older taking Victoza had a higher risk of hypoglycemia regardless of whether they took other therapies for diabetes.The prescribing information for Victoza includes a Boxed Warning to advise health care professionals and patients about the increased risk of thyroid C-cell tumors. For this reason, patients who have had, or have family members who have ever had medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) should not use Victoza, nor should patients who have an endocrine system condition called multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). In addition, people who have a prior serious hypersensitivity reaction to Victoza or any of the product components should not use Victoza. Victoza also carries warnings about pancreatitis, Victoza pen sharing, hypoglycemia when used in conjunction with certain other drugs known to cause hypoglycemia including insulin and sulfonylurea, renal impairment or kidney failure, hypersensitivity and acute gallbladder disease. The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite, indigestion and constipation.The FDA granted this application Priority Review. The approval of Victoza was granted to Novo Nordisk. Source:U.S. Food and Drug Administration The FDA encourages drugs to be made available to the widest number of patients possible when there is evidence of safety and efficacy. Victoza has now been shown to improve blood sugar control in pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes. The expanded indication provides an additional treatment option at a time when an increasing number of children are being diagnosed with this disease.”Lisa Yanoff, M.D, acting director of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Researchlast_img read more

The best laptops of 2018

first_img Gone are the days of the large, bulky desktop computer and rushing in is the era of the small and sleek yet powerful laptop.And while everyone has or requires a laptop, everyone has different needs for that little personal computer in their lap. But never fear, we at Reviewed have tested a number of laptops to find the best one to fit your needs, so here are the best laptops of 2018.The best overall: The Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 (i7-8705G, 512GB SSD, 16GB)The Dell XPS 15 (2018) stands as an experiment gone right. With its 8th Gen Intel processor and Radeon RX Vega graphics, it’s one hell of a powerhouse. The display is beautiful, too. But while we like the keyboard and speakers, battery life is subpar, the cooling system is loud, and there are no USB-A ports. Drawbacks aside, the XPS is the best option for hardcore gamers or photo professionals.Get the Dell XPS 15 9575 from Dell for $1,749.99The best laptop under $1,000: The Dell XPS 13 9360Dell’s XPS 13 is simply one of the best all-around Windows laptop you can buy right now. It’s got a 13-inch screen that fits into a tighter package than all of its competitors, it’s got a premium design that feels on par with the best laptops on the market, and it’s got all the ports and power you could need. Best of all is easily its edge-to-edge display, which puts nearly every other laptop to shame.While most configs of the XPS 13 will cost you over $1,000, you can find some under that price threshold. If you need a little more power or want a touchscreen we’d keep an eye out for older versions that have 6th-generation Intel Core chips, or the new base model which has a 7th-generation Intel Core i5, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and a non-touch screen for $949.Get the Dell XPS 13 9360 at Walmart for $939The best laptop under $600: The Acer Aspire E 15These days, buying a premium laptop usually means spending well over a thousand dollars. But unless you’re Scrooge McDuck—and spend your weekends practicing your breast stroke in a pool full of gold coins—that’s not ideal for most people. The Acer Aspire E 15, with its affordable price and strong performance, aims to change that narrative. Google unveils ‘stick’ computer with Asus There’s a lot we like about the Aspire. Not only is the port selection robust, battery life is fantastic too, meaning you can leave the power brick at home (or at least in your bag). It’s also upgradeable, meaning you can add RAM or swap out storage. But while we like the price and the robust build, we still had a few gripes.The display is dimmer, the webcam isn’t the best and it’s a little chunky, but, if you’re on a tight budget but need something to satisfy your basic computing needs, the Aspire won’t let you down.Get the Acer Aspire E 15 on Amazon for $579.99The best laptop under $300: The Acer Chromebook 11With its killer looks, snappy performance, and lightweight body, the Acer Chromebook 11 has a lot to offer. When we first saw it at CES 2018, I couldn’t believe it was a Chromebook, as they’re typically known for their generic designs. Not only is the indigo blue exterior absolutely gorgeous, the plastic shell feels pretty rugged too. But while we love the long battery life and low price point, we still had a few gripes.The display is a lot dimmer than we like. It’s an acceptable display, especially for an 11-inch screen, but it’s not going to blow you away. The sound quality is also underwhelming. Lower tones aren’t as crisp as they are on other machines.Minor nitpicks aside, we think it’s a great choice for the budget-conscious buyer. If you need an inexpensive machine for everyday tasks (like browsing the web and so on), you can’t really get much better than this.Get the Acer Chromebook 11 on Amazon for $258.99The best overall Chromebook: The Google Pixelbook (2017, Intel Core i7)If you’ve got a taste for the future, the Google Pixelbook is about as futuristic as Chromebooks get. With its top-notch hardware, versatile 2-in-1 design, touchscreen support, and long battery life, this high-end Chromebook has a lot to offer.The keyboard is an absolute dream to type on, too. The keys are well-spaced and typing is clicky and pleasant. But while we love the full Android support and glass touchpad, there were still a couple of nitpicks we had to grapple with.The pen is sold separately, meaning it’s an extra $99 on top of the cost of the laptop. It’s also very expensive for a Chromebook. The entry-level model alone will cost you $999, which is almost double the price of the Asus Chromebook Flip. Drawbacks aside, if you’ve got the funds, this is the best Chromebook we’ve ever tested.Get the Google Pixelbook on Amazon for $1,269.98The best hybrid 2-in-1 convertible laptop: Huawei Matebook X ProWith its snappy performance, high-res display, and long battery life, Huawei’s MateBook X Pro has a lot going for it. While we love the oversized trackpad and wide selection of ports, we still had a few nitpicks. The webcam is in a strange place, and the shell is a fingerprint magnet. That said, if you’re looking for a swanky ultraportable that won’t burn a hole in your wallet, you can’t get much better than our favorite hybrid 2-in-1.Get the Huawei Matebook X Pro on Amazon for $1,495The best laptop for students: The Asus Chromebook Flip C302CAThe Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA, with its 4GB RAM and 64GB of eMMC flash storage, is a good productivity machine. It’s fast enough to handle most tasks like watching Netflix or surfing the web. The Flip is surprisingly zippy for a Chromebook, which exclusively runs web-based applications.It genuinely feels well-built, too. The aluminum body is slim and lightweight, but won’t bow under pressure. The convertible hinge design also lets you rotate the lid all the way around so you can use it like a tablet, making it easier to share information in a classroom setting.It’s pricier than your average Chromebook, but if you’re looking for a sophisticated-looking machine to do your schoolwork on, then you can’t get much better than this. It looks and feels like a premium machine without the premium price tag; we liked it so much, we named it the best Chromebook of 2017.Get the Asus Chromebook Flip on Amazon for $477.08The best overall Ultrabook: HP Spectre x360 ConvertibleThe HP Spectre x360 (15-inch, late 2017) can really walk the walk. With its 8th Gen Intel CPU and 16GB of RAM, this 2-in-1 packs some serious power. While we love the connectivity options, 4K display, and long battery life, the starting price is steep and it’s bulky in tablet mode. Drawbacks aside, if you’re a photo editor with a flexible budget, our top convertible laptop is designed just for you.Get the HP Spectre x360 Convertible on Amazon for $1,299The best laptop for gaming: The Asus Republic of Gamers Strix Scar EditionWith its subdued design, steady performance, and generous selection of ports, the Asus Scar ROG Strix Scar Edition has a lot going for it. Powerful enough for VR and photo/video editing, it’s great for gamers and creative professionals. While there’s a lot we like, battery life is poor and the starting price is high. Drawbacks aside, if you’re working with a flexible budget, it’s our favorite gaming laptop for the right buyer.Get the Asus Republic of Gamers Strix Scar Edition on Amazon for $1,399.99 More information: (c)2018 USA TodayDistributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Explore furthercenter_img In almost every dorm room, library, coffee shop, office and airport around the world, you will find someone with their head buried in a laptop. Citation: The best laptops of 2018 (2018, December 14) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-laptops.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Karnataka crisis Will face all issues on floor of House says CM

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 19:43 IST Making the announcement in the state assembly, CM HD Kumaraswamy said he has voluntarily decided to seek the vote of confidence. (Photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSKarnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said that he will face all issues on the floor of the HouseKumaraswamy also announced he would seek a trust vote to end the ‘confusion’ caused by resignations of rebel MLAsHe said that only when he commanded the support in the House he can continue as the CMKarnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on Friday said that whatever issues are there in the state, he will face them on the floor of the House.”Whatever issues are there, I will face them on the floor of the House. Let’s see,” Kumaraswamy said.While speaking in Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, HD Kumaraswamy said, “After all these developments, I am seeking your permission and time to prove the majority in this session.”In a surprise move amid the existential crisis faced by his government, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy also announced he would seek a trust vote to end the ‘confusion’ caused by resignations of rebel MLAs while asserting he was “ready for everything”.Making the announcement in the state assembly, Kumaraswamy said he has ‘voluntarily’ decided to seek the vote, adding only when he commanded the support in the House he can continue as the CM.Asserting that he did not come to the Chief Minister’s position with the intention of remaining in power for ever, the JDS leader requested Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to fix a time for moving the confidence vote.Later, Kumaraswamy at the business advisory committee meeting proposed Wednesday for the trust vote. However, no decision was taken as the principal opposition BJP did not attend the meeting, sources said.A decision was likely to be taken on Monday, they added.Kumaraswamy’s announcement in the assembly came as the Supreme Court, hearing a petition by ten of the 16 rebel MLAs, restrained the Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar from taking any decision till next Tuesday on the resignation and disqualification of the legislators.The ten rebel MLAs Thursday submitted afresh their resignation letters in person to the Speaker as directed by the apex court The assembly met Friday for a 11-day monsoon session in the backdrop of resignation of 16 ruling coalition MLAs that has raised questions over the government’s survival.Kumaraswamy took the floor during obituary references time and announced his decision.”In todays political situation in the state, due to decision of some MLAs there is a confusing situation that all the legislators are witnessing… I did not come to this position with an intention that I will remain in power for ever. Im ready for everything,” Kumaraswamy said.”My request to you is as we will have to run the administration by taking various decisions through this House under your guidance. In the backdrop of the incidences that have happened, I have decided to seek trust vote. Im requesting you to fix a time for it at the earliest,” Kumaraswamy told the Speaker.The Chief Minister, who has been asserting his government and the coalition would survive, said, “In today’s situation, it is inevitable for me to say this. Only when I have the support of this House, I can continue in this position.””I’m not ready to misuse this position in any way. So voluntarily I have decided to seek trust vote,” Kumaraswamy added.The coalition government, which has been shaky since it came into being last year after a post-poll arrangement in the wake of a hung verdict, is facing a serious crisis now with 16 MLAs — 13 of the Congress and three of the JD(S) — resigning their assembly membership.Besides, two independent legislators who were made ministers recently to provide stability to the government have quit the ministry and withdrawn support.The sudden announcement by the chief minister during the obituary reference time came as a surprise.According to sources, it was a voluntary decision by the chief minister and a very few within the coalition circle knew about it.The opposition BJP took exception to the chief minister raising the matter during obituary reference.State BJP president BS Yeddyurappa later told reporters that his party would decide its strategy on the basis of Kumaraswamy’s speech on the proposed trust vote.”As a Chief Minister, he has made a statement, how can I say no to it. It is left to him. We will decide on the basis of what the Chief Minister speaks when he seeks the trust vote,” the BJP veteran said.Though Kumaraswamy wanted the Speaker to fix a time for the vote, the latter said as and when the Chief Minister informed him about the date on which he would move the confidence motion it will be mentioned in the list of business.”He (CM) will have to tell me. The Chief Minister has spoken his mind that there is confusing situation and he will not stick to power. If he tells me when he will move a motion seeking trust vote, I will put it for business the next day,” the Speaker said.Stating that he expected the Chief Minister to seek the vote of confidence at the earliest, Ramesh Kumar said he cannnot ask him to move it on a specific day.Kumaraswamy was later seen in a relaxed mood in the assembly lobby and expressed confidence about the trust vote and getting numbers in favor of the coalition.According to reports, Kumaraswamy is said to be in direct talks with at least four Congress legislators, who have resigned and is hopeful that they will withdraw.Later talking to reporters, he said what ever issues are there we will see, on the floor of the House.The ruling coalition’s total strength is 116 (Congress-78, JD(S)-37 and BSP-1), besides the Speaker.With the support of the two independents, the BJP has 107 MLAs in the 224-member House, where the half-way mark is 113.If the resignations of the 16 MLAs are accepted, the coalition’s tally will be reduced to 100.In a related development, the BJP, apparently fearing poaching of its MLAs by the ruling coalition leaders, has decided to shift its legislators to a resort on the outskirts of the city.”Every one (BJP MLAs) felt that they should be together and come together to the assembly on Monday…I have said okay,” Yeddyurappa told reporters in response to a question.On the Supreme Court order, he said it has come as a moral booster to the rebels and claimed even the whip issued (asking all ruling MLAs to attend the assembly session) will not be applicable for the ten.”The MLAs in Mumbai had contacted our friends, they all are satisfied with the Supreme Court verdict,” he said, adding the BJP would wait for the outcome of the next hearing on Tuesday.Congress is also likely to shift its legislators to a hotel or resort and the final call would be taken shortly, top party sources said.The rebel MLAs continued to remain in a hotel in Mumbai.Also Read | Karnataka crisis: No decision on rebel MLAs till July 16, SC tells SpeakerAlso Watch | Kumaraswamy seeks floor test, says he govt has numbersFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow KumaraswamyFollow Karnataka crisis Next Karnataka crisis: Will face all issues on floor of House, says CM KumaraswamyWhile speaking on the Karnataka crisis in Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, HD Kumaraswamy said that he was ready to face all issues on the floor of the House and that he would seek a vote of trust to end the ‘confusion’ caused by resignations of rebel MLAs.advertisementlast_img read more