Photo: Tate Martell Sign Is Going Viral On ESPN’s College GameDay

first_imgTate Martell performs drills for Miami during Spring Game.MIAMI, FL – APRIL 13: Tate Martell #18 of the Miami Hurricanes performs drills during the annual Spring Game at Nathaniel Traz-Powell Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Even when Tate Martell isn’t on the field, the polarizing quarterback remains a constant talking point in college football.Martell had fans buzzing last weekend when he suited up as a wide receiver for the Miami Hurricanes. At this point, it wouldn’t be shocking if he transitioned over to that position.The Hurricanes seem pretty confident in Jarren Williams as their starting quarterback, which means Martell likely won’t see much time under center. Yet, the former four-star recruit could decide to transfer in the future.In the event that Martell does enter the NCAA transfer portal, there appears to be one fan base in particular that wants him. During ESPN’s College GameDay, a fan was holding a sign that said “Tate Martell, UNLV will still take you.”Check it out:Wait a minute, two straight weeks @unlvfootball and @TheTateMartell in the same sentence, making it on @CollegeGameDay??#UNLVFB— W.G. Ramirez (@WillieGRamirez) August 31, 2019Perhaps, the fan that made this sign just wanted to troll Martell. On the other hand, it’s not a bad suggestion if he the dual-threat quarterback wants to look at other options. Martell played his high school ball in Las Vegas.Martell and the Hurricanes will be on the road next week as they try to get their first win of the season. His role on offense could be different as he gets more acclimated to the scheme.It’ll be an ACC showdown in Week 2 when Miami faces North Carolina.last_img read more

NOAA Releases Marine Mammals Protection Regulations for …

first_img Print  Close zoom NOAA Fisheries announced recently final regulations requiring the United States Navy to implement protective measures during training and testing activities off the coasts of California and Hawaii and on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean to reduce the effects on marine mammals.The Navy requested an authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, because the sound generated by active sonar, the sound and pressure generated by detonating explosives, and other associated activities may affect the behavior of some marine mammals, cause a temporary loss of their hearing sensitivity or other injury.NOAA Fisheries recently made a final determination that the effects of these Navy operations will have a negligible impact on the species or stocks involved. NOAA Fisheries is requiring that the Navy use mitigation measures designed to reduce impacts to marine mammals.However, exposure to sonar in certain circumstances has been associated with the stranding of some marine mammals, and some injury or death may occur despite the best efforts of the Navy. Therefore, the authorization allows for a small number of incidental injuries or deaths to marine mammals from sonar, as well as vessel strikes and explosions.Under the authorization, the Navy will have to follow mitigation measures to minimize effects on marine mammals, including: establishing marine mammal mitigation zones around each vessel using sonar;using Navy observers to shut down sonar operations if marine mammals are seen within designated mitigation zones;using mitigation zones to ensure that explosives are not detonated when animals are detected within a certain distance;implementing a stranding response plan that includes a training shutdown provision in certain circumstances, and allows for the Navy to contribute in-kind services to NOAA’s Fisheries Service if the agency has to conduct a stranding response and investigation; and,designating a “Humpback Whale Cautionary Area” to protect high concentrations of humpback whales around Hawaii during winter months.These measures should minimize the potential for injury or death and significantly reduce the number of marine mammals exposed to harmful levels of sound.Additionally, the final rule includes an adaptive management component that requires that the Navy and NOAA Fisheries meet yearly to discuss new science, Navy research and Navy monitoring results to determine if modifications to mitigation or monitoring measures are appropriate.NOAA Fisheries and the Navy have worked to develop a robust monitoring plan to use independent, experienced vessel-based marine mammal observers (as well as Navy observers), and passive acoustic monitoring to help better understand how marine mammals respond to various levels of sound and to assess the effectiveness of mitigation measures. Additionally, an Integrated Comprehensive Monitoring Plan developed by the Navy (with input from NOAA’s Fisheries Service) will better prioritize monitoring goals and standardize data collection methods across all U.S. Navy range complexes. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location NOAA, December 19, 2013; Image: NavyMillast_img read more

Baltic Exchange Makes a Move toward LNG Index

first_imgzoom London-based Baltic Exchange has formed the Baltic LNG Panellists Group as it aims to develop a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Index comprising several routes for the evolving LNG shipping market.The move was made following an approach by leading Baltic Exchange LNG shipbroking companies. LNG shipbroking companies Affinity, Braemar ACM, Clarksons and SSY are the LNG Panellists Group’s first members.The Baltic LNG Panellists Group is currently evaluating various routes. Once finalised, their proposal will be presented to the Baltic Index Council for approval and trial phase.“The growth in LNG transported by sea has led to the formation of a spot market. However, any spot market needs to be underpinned by standard contractual terms – as already happens in the tanker and dry bulk freight markets,” Mark Jackson, Baltic Exchange Chief Executive, said.“The Baltic Exchange is looking to support the LNG freight market as it matures and we hope to deliver greater transparency through an index,” Jackson added.In recent years the substantial global increase in natural gas production and rising imports by India, China, Pakistan and Egypt has led to a fundamental change in LNG shipping market dynamics. In addition, more contracts are being signed for shorter durations and smaller quantities, without fixed destinations.Trade patterns have diversified as new import and export terminals have been built and the LNG fleet continues to expand. Until recently, the LNG shipping market was characterised by low levels of spot market activity, with the majority of business conducted on a long term contractual basis.last_img read more

Crooked Sausage Launch Campaign To Help Gnomes In Need

first_imgClassic rockers Crooked Sausage have launched a new initiative to ensure all garden gnomes have sufficient facial hair to withstand the changing climate.Hairy Gnomes Are Happy GnomesGuitarist Trevor Smith and the late Barry Lithium-Battery held a press conference in London yesterday to launch the new campaign, Hairy Gnomes Are Happy Gnomes.“They get cold lips,” commented Smith, whose own beard was once voted Best In Show at Crufts. “And then their skins turn blue, which can lead to all sorts of copyright issues.”While most garden gnomes are born with some form of facial hair, a small percentage grow up without any form of insulation on their funny little faces. This can lead to social isolation and unemployment.“Most gnomes like to sit around your garden, maybe catch some fish in your pond, maybe smoke a pipe,” said Smith. “But nobody wants a gnome with no beard. And when a gnome is unemployed, he becomes bored. And a bored gnome may turn to gnome crime, which is just like normal crime but with gnomes… see wha’ I mean?”To combat the problem, the remaining members of Crooked Sausage are asking for donations to buy glue and cotton candy to stick to the faces of needy gnomes around the world.“We’re also currently looking for volunteers interested in sticking the stuff to the little buggers, cos we’re busy,” said Smith.Drummer Rodney von Gluck was absent from the press conference, after suffering a fatal spelling mistake late last year. Bassist Roger Ed Dayley was also not present – the award-winning musician fell down a hole in 2001 and still hasn’t managed to climb out. Singer Barry Lithium-Battery refused to comment, having died in 1992.The band is also considering releasing a charity single to raise money for the cause, but probably won’t.Copyright ©2015Look to the Starslast_img read more

Mohawks oppose radioactive shipment

first_imgAPTN National NewsThree Mohawk communities are banding together stop the transportation of steam generators containing radioactive material through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system.The band councils of Akwesasne, Kahnawake and Tyendinaga released a joint statement Wednesday pledging to fight the shipment, which was authorized by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Friday.“We wish to make it clear that we are absolutely, 100 per cent against this plan,” said Tyendinaga Chief Don Maracle. “We have an obligation to protect Mother Earth and her inhabitants.”The commission has given a one year license to energy firm Bruce Power to ship 16 decommissioned steam generators to Sweden for recycling.The generators would travel from Lake Huron, down the St. Clair River through to Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and then on through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Atlantic Ocean before arriving in Sweden.The welded-shut generators, weighing about 100 tons, contain some radioactive waste, including plutonium 239.Bruce Power contends that the radioactive material is not dangerous. The company says a person standing a meter away from a generator for an hour would face exposure equal to that contained in one X-ray.The shipment, planned for sometime in the 2011 shipping season, has triggered strong opposition from cities and communities along the route.A coalition of 73 cities from Thunder Bay to Rimousky, Que., have also stated their opposition to the plan.There is also concern across the border. U.S. Republican Rep. Candice Miller has called on the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to review the shipping plans.The Anishinabek Nation, representing 39 First Nations communities in Ontario, has also said it opposes the plan.Akwesasne Grand Chief Mike Mitchell said no First Nations were consulted about the shipment despite the route will take it through the territorial waters of the Mohawks.“It is disturbing that the CNSC has placed the interest of Bruce Power before the concerns shared by our Mohawk brothers and sisters,” said Mitchell, in the statement.“The St. Lawrence River provides drinking water to some 40 million people…If there is an accident, there is no place for us to go. This is our home. We cannot and will not tolerate the passage of nuclear waste through our territory,” said Kahnawake Grand Chief Michael Ahrihron Delisle, Jr.last_img read more

Naidu meets Rahul, to meet Mayawati, Akhilesh in UP

first_imgNew Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence probably to discuss possible alliances in the post-election scenario. Naidu is expected to meet Uttar Pradesh’s former Chief Ministers Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Saturday evening. TDP sources said Naidu arrived in Delhi on Friday. He will leave from Delhi to Lucknow around 2.45 p.m. and is expected to meet Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav after attending a programme in Lucknow around 3.45 p.m., the party source told IANS. Naidu will return to Andhra Pradesh from a special aircraft around 7 p.m., the source said. The TDP chief met the Election Commission on Friday and accused it of being pro-government and demanded action against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur for “insulting” Mahatma Gandhi.last_img read more

Blasts at hazardous materials warehouse

At least 17 people are dead and some 400 people are injured after a massive explosion in China today. The blast shook the Chinese city at night, lighting up the sky.It was so huge it caused a quake that could be felt as far as 10 km away.The explosion happened in the northern city of Tianjin at a warehouse with dangerous materials inside. The explosion shattered windows and knocked doors off buildings in that area. Witnesses say the explosion was a huge mushroom cloud ballooning in the sky.Hundreds of firefighters had to respond to the massive fireball and search for residents injured by the huge explosion in northeastern China.Pictures on twitter show victims covered in blood. Dozens of victims are filling up hospitals with severe burns to their body.Police say the initial blast happened in shipping containers at a warehouse owned by a logistics company. The national earthquake bureau says one of the blasts before midnight China time was equivalent to 3 tons of explosives and the second blast equivalent to 21 tons of explosives. Or in terms of magnitude, one registered as 2.3 on the richter scale, the other 2.9. It triggered secondary explosions at nearby businesses.It’s still unknown what caused the dramatic fire or even whether it was accidental or intentional. Reports suggest the fire is under control but still burning. There are several people missing. The Tianjin police say it’s unknown how many people are trapped inside the wreckage and the death toll is expected to rise. read more

Murder of Sri Lankan journalist prompts condemnation by UNESCO chief

As part of his ongoing campaign to highlight threats to press freedom worldwide, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the murder of a journalist in Sri Lanka.Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, the managing director of Namathu Eelanadu, a Tamil-language newspaper, was shot and killed on 20 August in Vellippalai. Mr. Sivamaharajah was a former Member of Parliament for the Tamil United Liberation Front and a member of the Tamil National Alliance. Fighting between the separatist Tamil Tigers and Government forces has escalated in recent months.“I am very concerned about the targeting of journalists and media workers in the conflict in Sri Lanka and must remind all parties that the killing of journalists will not help them achieve their end,” said UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, in a statement issued in Paris.“The use of force to silence the press only serves to undermine public debate, thus obstructing the road to a peaceful settlement,” Mr. Matsuura added. “I call on all parties to respect the fundamental human right of freedom of expression and those who practise it.”Mr. Sivamaharajah is the fourth journalist killed in Sri Lanka since the beginning of 2005, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. read more

Home Capital posts 111M loss in first earnings report since Buffett life

by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 2, 2017 7:05 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Home Capital posts $111M loss in first earnings report since Buffett life line TORONTO – Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG), the alternative mortgage lender that was on the brink of collapse earlier this year, has reported a loss of $111.1 million in its latest quarter compared with a profit of $66.3 million a year ago.In its first earnings report since famed investor Warren Buffett came to its aid, the Toronto-based company says the loss amounted to $1.73 per share for the quarter that ended June 30 compared to earnings per share of 99 cents a year ago.Home Capital says its bottom line was weighed down by elevated expenses, including $213.6 million pre-tax from its liquidity crisis earlier this year.In April, Ontario’s securities regulator alleged the company had not satisfied its disclosure obligations in a scandal about falsified loan applications, sending its shares on a nosedive that became worse as customers pulled their deposits.The liquidity crisis at Home Capital, which uses its deposits to fund its mortgage lending for borrowers who can’t qualify for loans from the big banks, gave rise to questions about whether it represented bigger problems in Canada’s real estate market.But those concerns diminished as the company took steps to rebuild investor confidence.It secured an emergency loan from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and then an investment and line of credit from Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. The company also appointed a new CEO and settled its case with the Ontario Securities Commission.Its shares have also recovered somewhat, closing at $13.77 on Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange, up from its low this year of $5.85 on May 5.“The company’s business plan and cash flow forecast suggest that the current liquidity and credit facilities are sufficient to support ongoing business for the foreseeable future,” Home Capital said in a news release late Wednesday. “Management has concluded that there is no longer material uncertainty that casts significant doubt as to the ability of the company to continue as a going concern.” read more

Astonishing rise in demand for exorcisms putting mental health at risk report

first_img“Outside the established church, there’s a huge increase which you can see with your own eyes. If you walk down the Old Kent Road there are flyers and stickers everywhere.”A spokesman for the Church of England said: “The Church of England takes deliverance ministry very seriously and treats each case in a pastoral and private way. Any case would be dealt with locally through the diocese.”Our guidelines state that particular caution needs to be exercised, especially when ministering to someone who is in a distressed or disturbed state. ” An “astonishing” rise in harmful Christian exorcisms is being partly driven by migrant communities, a think tank has warned. A report by Theos, a think tank focusing on religion, found that experts were concerned that the “booming industry” in exorcisms was putting Christians’ mental health at risk.The report, which examines the relationship between Christianity and mental health, said: “Exorcisms are now a booming industry in the UK, with a number of interviewees noting the astonishing increase in demand – often, as one noted, in defiance of any actual rules or procedures put in place by any church.”It said that this industry was in part “driven by immigrant communities and Pentecostal churches which are very open about their exorcism services”. Research found that interviewees, including mental health chaplains and other Christians working in mental health, said that “in the vast majority of cases, the person in question was suffering with mental health issues which required psychiatric assistance.”Ben Ryan, a researcher at the think tank and the report’s author, said: “There has been an increased focus in the Anglican church on exorcisms, and partially that’s in response to increased demand. They have been getting more and more people calling them saying there’s demand for this. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Kamil Syprzak to sign new contract with Orlen Wisla Plock

handball transferKamil SyprzakOrlen Wisla Plock ← Previous Story Manolo Cadenas leads Spain until Rio 2016: “To win everything” Next Story → Serbia: Championship decision in the last round! One of the tallest player in European handball (208 cm), Kamil Syprzak (22) will sign a new contract with Polish vice-champion Orlen Wisla Plock. He will get an offer until 2016 said Wisla’s chairman, Andrzej Miszczyński. Syprzak is line-player with an experience of playing at the major events with the Polish NT.Wisla’s new coach for the upcoming season will be Manolo Cadenas.source: sportowefakty.plphoto: read more

Samsung getting into consumer LED lighting

first_imgWhen you think of Samsung all sorts of gadgets come to mind like televisions, smartphones, cameras, and laptops. If you know more about the company than the typical US consumer though, you might also think about memory, semiconductors, LCD panels, processors, and solar panels. As of today, you can add consumer LED bulbs to that list.As LED lighting becomes increasingly mainstream Samsung is jumping into the business. The company will extend its expertise with LED usage, as you can see on any number of their LCD television, to lighting your home and office. The move takes place at a time when lighting giants like General Electric and Sylania are starting to really get going with their LED bulbs and startups like Switch Lighting are getting some attention. The market is going to explode in the next few years and it looks like Samsung wants to be a player.Samsung will kick things off with seven bulbs, all of which will be available at Lowe’s home improvement stores. They will range from $17 up to $60, depending on the bulb, brightness, connector type, and usage. The bulb that will be most useful to typical consumers will be the $20 A19 LED bulb (right). It will feature 550 lumen output (so it’s a bit brighter than a 40W incandescent bulb), 10W of power consumption, and unlike some earlier LED bulbs its dimmable. The A19 bulb is rated for 40,000 hours of usage. The color temperature is rated at “warm white” which on other pages Samsung uses to mean 3000K, making it a reasonable replacement for an incandescent bulb.Aside from the A19 there are three other screw-in style bulbs and three plug-style ones. (They looks like GU10/MR16, as opposed to the standard screw-in E26 fitting.) These are essentially PAR directional bulbs (like you would put in track lighting) and then MR bulbs that can go on a track, but also in a enclosed space, like under a cabinet.All of Samsung’s bulbs are putting out between 50 and 64 lumens per watt so they are doing well on the efficiency front and all have a CRI of 80, which is fine but not outstanding.Samsung won’t make any waves with this introduction –they don’t seem to have any advanced technology or techniques to show off just yet — but they have released a series of competitive products and we know they have both access to and a knowledge of LEDs, so some good stuff could come in the future.More at Samsung LED Lightinglast_img read more

Sisterly love to the end

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram They say that people can die of a broken heart and, given the bond of sisterhood, that could be a fitting explanation to what happened to the three sisters of the Kiritsis family – Theodora Georgoula, Paraskevi Kiritsi and Stavroula Tsakiri. Within 17 days, all three sisters died.Theodora passed away on 29 March, aged 96, followed by her sister Stavroula, aged 94, on the 31 March, and followed by the eldest sister Paraskevi who passed away on 13 April at the age of 97. The three sisters were born in the village of Afroxylia, Nafpaktos. Paraskevi immigrated in Australia in 1957, Theodora followed in 1964 while Stavroula was living in Greece in Rio of Ahaia. “All of them were tough nuts to crack,” says George Kiritsis, Paraskevi’s son. “There was eight children in the family and except my mother and aunts who died, all others have a good health, even if they are 80 years old,” adds Nick Georgoulas, Theodora’s son. They left behind 10 children, 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Until their last breath, the three sisters were talking to each other frequently, laughing and grumbling sometimes, recalling their childhood in Afroxylia. “The three of them had strong personalities,” says Mr Georgoulas. Both cousins say that the sisters are keeping each other company in heaven. All three sisters had a good life and will remain in their family’s memory.last_img read more

These Environmental Dogs Are Trained To Sniff Out Number Two

first_img NASA Wins 2 Emmys for Mars Mission, SpaceX Dragon Flight ProgrammingWatch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting Surfer We already know dogs are pretty great at sniffing out things humans can’t. There is now a particular set of canines trained to suss out pollution at the Jersey Shore. Their specialty: sniffing human waste. Yes, that means poo. The stinky stuff. Let’s not mince words here.In fact, a pack of dogs who were taught specifically to sniff out this kind of offensive odor has discovered over 70 spots in three towns near the Navesink River where human waste could actually be creeping into the water. This could be the culprit for shellfish with abnormally high bacteria levels. The pups found and identified broken sewer pipes, failing sewer systems, and various other areas where waste was being disposed improperly.This information comes from a report by the Clean Ocean Action environmental group, kicking off an investigation in Fair Haven. Mayor Ben Lucarelli has noted that the dogs have been invaluable in putting this information together.“At first the scientists and the PhDs we brought down to look at the problem. I kind of looked at the dogs they brought and said, ‘What can they do?’” he said. “It turns out the dogs were excellent. What started out as ‘Are you kidding?’ evolved into ‘Wow, this is awesome!’”According to Lucarelli, the town will utilize $250,000 of its budget to create a plan to minimize the damage and keep it from happening at the source, which will include using cameras strung along sewer pipes to figure out where potential fixes need to go.It’s all thanks to the dogs of course. These specially trained pups were all rescued from shelters, and given an awesome new chance at life. Their new job of making sure pollution and other dangerous materials don’t get an opportunity to harm people is an important one. They’re doing great work it seems. I couldn’t think of a better animal to trust with this kind of responsibility. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Weather Eye Plan to keep watering your shrubs and plants a little

first_img Summer returned for us Friday with a high of 84 degrees. By 3 p.m. Saturday, the temperature had reached 84 degrees again.Today, we’ll cool off with clouds and patchy drizzle here and there. The coming week looks like great weather with highs in the 75- to 85-degree range and no rain. What else could we ask for?You probably saw headlines that our predicted La Niña winter has fizzled and we go into the dark months with just neutral conditions — no outstanding El Niño or La Niña. That’s OK because if you like snow and cold, we can get several episodes during the winter months in a neutral year.I’m still hearing about the number of spiders approaching peoples’ abodes. I don’t mind spiders as long as they stay outside, but I have a feeling many will head for the warm comfort of our homes before long. Some have already trespassed. Signs of a cold winter?Vancouver’s average mean temperature is still a little more than 4 degrees below normal, but that will inch closer to average as the days go on. I expect continued mild weather, with no rain, for the next two weeks, at least. September may end up being a dry month. So I guess we keep watering our shrubs and plants for a while. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at read more

What Building Improvements Will Be Made At Each School This Summer

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – The Wilmington Department of Public Works and Public Buildings Department will be busy this summer (and early fall) making some significant improvements to many of Wilmington’s school buildings and grounds.At the most recent Wilmington School Committee, Interim Superintendent Paul Ruggiero provided an update on the planned projects.At the Shawsheen Elementary School, new energy efficient LED lighting fixtures will be installed. Additionally, worn parts/panels and fencing at the skateboard park will be addressed.At the Woburn Street School, new energy efficient LED lighting fixtures will be installed.At the North Intermediate School, the rear parking lot will be repaved and re-striped. Additionally, the baseball field’s infield will be rehabilitated.At Wilmington Middle School, the energy management system — which ties in with the building’s heating and HVAC controls — will be upgraded.There are no significant projects planned for the Wildwood Early Childhood Center, the Boutwell Early Childhood Center, the West Intermediate School or the Wilmington High School.All eight schools will receive a great deal of TLC this summer. Each school building will be cleaned and prepared for the new school season. All schools’ gym floors will be refinished. All fire extinguishers and alarm systems will be tested and inspected. All boilers and heating systems will be inspected and serviced. All filters, belts and lubricate to the univents, air handlers and roof top units will be changed. The high school’s turf management program will continue.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington DPW & Public Buildings Dept. Complete Dozens Of Projects To Get Schools Ready For Opening DayIn “Education”NEW ROLES FOR 3 FAMILIAR EDUCATORS: Shelia Burke, Leanne Ebert & Kevin Welch Named To Leadership PositionsIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: What Facility Improvements Will Be Made At Your Child’s School This Summer?In “Education”last_img read more

Scientists find first evidence of huge Mars underground water system

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Mars Express captures Schiaparelli basin on July 15, 2010. ESA/DLR/FU Berlin Mars wasn’t always a dusty, barren planet. Previous modeling has demonstrated the planet was once overflowing with water that eventually retreated under the surface. But new research details the first direct geological evidence for a “planet-wide groundwater system” explaining Mars’ watery history and providing new sites for future missions to hunt for signs of life.The revelations come via some plucky Mars geologists and the European Space Agency’s Mars Express Orbiter. The spacecraft, launched in 2003, circles the planet and is fitted with a number of high-resolution cameras constantly snapping images of the Martian surface. Researchers at the University of Utrecht, led by Francesco Salese, pored over these images, intently studying 24 deep craters in Mars’ northern hemisphere looking for signs that water once flowed there. 17 Photos Their findings, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, show that almost all of these craters give signs that they once contained flowing water. That led the researchers to believe that Mars once had a reserve of water locked between 4,000 and 5,000 meters below Mars’ sea level.”Early Mars was a watery world, but as the planet’s climate changed this water retreated below the surface to form pools and ‘groundwater’,” Salese said in a press release.”We traced this water in our study, as its scale and role is a matter of debate, and we found the first geological evidence of a planet-wide groundwater system on Mars.”The craters show a wide variety of features: Channels carved by water into their walls, evidence of sapping valleys formed by erosion and the presence of shorelines and terraces created by standing water. There was also evidence of deltas — which are formed by slow-moving water dropping sediment — in 15 of the 24 craters. The researchers did not find evidence the water had flowed in from outside the craters, leading them to believe that they were fed from the ground up.Because every crater showed geological remnants of water activity between approximately 4,000 and 4,800 meters, the team suggests the idea that all of the craters they studied may have been connected by the same underground water system — though they can’t be sure based on this evidence alone.Whatever the case may be, signs of water heralds the potential discovery of life — or the remnants of it — on the Red Planet.”Findings like this are hugely important; they help us to identify the regions of Mars that are the most promising for finding signs of past life,” said Dmitri Titov, a project scientist with Mars Express.And the evidence for water on Mars keeps stacking up with suggestions the planet may even contain liquid water today. In July 2018, scientists investigated the southern ice cap using the Mars Express orbiter’s radar, finding that the cap may harbor a hidden lake of salty, liquid water.  On Feb. 19, another team suggested the lake may be caused by recent volcanic activity from within Mars’ crust, creating a subsurface lake that could support life.Finding that life will be the focus of numerous missions in the future, including that of ESA’s Rosalind Franklin rover, which is expected to land on Mars in 2020. NASA Opportunity rover witnessed the wild side of Mars 0 4:38center_img Share your voice Stunning images of Mars from the European Space Agency Post a comment Tags Sci-Techlast_img read more

Traveling the world Never looked Easier Meet brinda Sharma and Anunay sood

first_imgIn an interview with them, they told us about how crazy they are when they travel, and how only that craziness makes them travel this much. The year hasn’t ended and they’ve been to 11 countriesalready!We asked them all the questions you’ve wanted to ask them yourself and here are all their secrets to a successfully full travel journal:How long have you been traveling together?just about two yearsWhere all have you been in that time?from Delhi to Dubai at least 10 times when Brinda decided to look for a job and settle, one crazy long trip around the northern Indian border, multiple times to Uttrakhand just for respite, Iceland, Turkey, Copenhagen, Norway, Nepal, Prague, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria, just this year!Do you travel full time?No! We don’t believe in giving up your job to travel. We manage very easily with ours!How do you take out time from your crazy work schedules?You have to be passionate enough about traveling to see holiday opportunities here and there. Every long weekend is a trip for us, every public holiday is an opportunity to use our allowed leaves to extend into a long holiday, and taking 5 working days off between weekends for an awesome 9 day off is our go to!Why travel?We can’t stay in one place (haha)How can you afford traveling?Because we have jobs! Which is exactly why we try promoting traveling while having a job! We meticulously plan our travels before hand, and decide budget based on where we’re going and how long we’re going for, and collect and plan our daily life accordingly. If we can do it, anyone can!Anything you’d like to say to the readers?Follow your passion. Nothing should stop you from following what you love to do. We still have our jobs because it’s a much more stable and practical sense of practice; it helps us stay focused and funds for all the adventure we’re always seeking. And where there’s a will, there’s a way! Pack those bags, the world is your oyster!IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

UN members adopt global migration pact

first_imgmigrantsA majority of U.N. states adopted on Monday a non-binding global pact to better handle migrant flows, Morocco’s foreign minister said, though fewer governments joined than had previously worked on the proposal.Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita announced the decision as host of the U.N. conference in Marrakesh. There was no formal vote.In July, all 193 U.N. members except the United States finalized the so-called Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to better handle migration.Since then, the text has come under fire from mostly right-wing European politicians who say it could increase immigration from African and Arab countries. At least six European Union members – mostly in formerly Communist Eastern Europe – have shunned the accord.It was not immediately clear how many countries were present in Marrakesh. The U.N. had put the number of governments registered late on Sunday at more than 150.The compact is a framework for cooperation and aims to reduce illegal migration, help integrate migrants and return them to their home countries.On Sunday Chile was the latest country to pull out, while Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel saw the biggest party in his coalition quit in a dispute over the accord.In November, Austria’s right-wing government, which holds the EU presidency, said it would also withdraw, saying the accord would blur the line between legal and illegal migration.Australia also said in November would not sign up to the migration agreement because it would compromise its hardline immigration policy and endanger national security.last_img read more