first_imgClimate change will cost U.S. coastal areas twice what analysts had predicted, according to a new study. Researchers had estimated that preparing coastal cities, repairing property damages, and relocating inhabitants for future sea level rise could have a roughly $500 billion price tag by 2100. But storm surge from tropical cyclones can cause additional local rises in sea level rise; that figure hits about $1 trillion, researchers report this month in Climatic Change. Researchers modeled the combined effects of sea level rise and U.S.-striking tropical cyclones on coastal property around the country. They chose 17 multicounty areas on the Gulf, East, and Pacific coasts and then estimated the impacts to the remaining, nonmodeled coastal areas based on how the modeled areas closest to them were impacted. The team also assumed that society would spend billions on adaptation measures, which studies suggest could be a cost-effective policy measure. Among these measures are abandoning properties in low-level areas, adding more sand to beaches, and building barriers to reduce beach erosion. The costs from sea level rise and storm surge together, including adaptation, total $930 billion to $1.1 trillion nationally by 2100, 84% to 110% higher than from sea level rise alone, the researchers found. The Gulf and East coasts would suffer nearly all the costs. Future costs would be $84 billion to $140 billion lower if emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide were to level off and gradually fall, but most impacts through midcentury are already locked in because emissions cuts take time to work, the researchers say. The study, they warn, doesn’t account for potential additional damages to business activity, infrastructure such as roads and power grids, and natural resources and wildlife.last_img read more

first_imgThe Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) has disbursed ₹106 crore to 10,582 people for medical requirements in the past 10 months, a senior official said Saturday. The official added there was no dearth of money in the CMRF but those wanting to donate were welcome.“A total of 10,582 needy people have been given a sum of ₹106 crore in the past 10 months for various medical procedures. Since Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took over in 2014, the total amount disbursed is ₹553 crore and the number of people benefitted stands at 56,000,” a senior functionary of the CMRF’s medical assistance cell said. The official pointed out that the total amount disbursed between 2009-14, when the Congress-NCP government was in power in the state, was ₹40 crore to 16,000 people. The Fadnavis government had also raised the amount of financial help from ₹25,000 initially to ₹1 lakh and further to ₹3 lakh, the official said.“The present government has incorporated a few more categories to the financial assistance scheme. Apart from heart surgeries and cancer, help can also be availed for liver, heart and bone marrow transplants,” another official said. On Friday, Mission Muskan, a joint initiative of the Rotary International and Chief Minister Medical Assistance Cell organised a fund-raiser at the Bombay Stock Exchange, after which a cheque of ₹3 crore was handed over for the CMRF to Amruta Fadnavis, the CM’s wife. Suresh Chokhani, Mission Muskan chairperson, said apart from the ₹3 crore that was handed over, another ₹7 crore will soon be deposited in the CMRF. Rajiv Singal, a trustee of Manav Kalyan Kendra which runs a few charitable hospitals in the city, appreciated the efforts of the Fadnavis government, adding that a request made by him for help for a child’s surgery last month was acted upon immediately.last_img read more

first_imgNow it’s Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal vs L-G Najeeb Jung over removal of Delhi Assembly Secretary New battle is brewing in the national Capital and the bone of contention is L-G’s order to repatriate Delhi Assembly Secretary PK Suryadevara. Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal has written to L-G refusing to relieve the officer.Philippines hails India’s South China Sea support as Modi heads to China Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay said his government was “grateful” for India’s support in South China Sea dispute. He said its new President Duterte would meet PM Modi for the first time next week.DDLJ to Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Decoding the grand Bollywood romance Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is the rare romance epic in contemporary times that follows the tradition of the big Bollywood romances of yesteryear like DDLJ, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Saathiya. Milos Raonic suffers shock second-round loss at US Open Milos Raonic arrived at Flushing Meadows looking to take the next big step in his career but his bid was cut short by the 120th-ranked Ryan Harrison.last_img read more

first_imgA photo of a referee standing on a football field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: A head linesman waits during the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Virginia’s Antwaun Powell is emerging as a top defensive line recruit in the country. The four-star recruit is starting to whittle things down.18 schools have offered Powell thus far. On Wednesday, he announced a top eight schools list.It is a pretty diverse group of schools, representing three power conferences, as well as independent program Notre Dame. The ACC and Big Ten are particularly well represented.Duke, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech make the list out of the ACC. Maryland, Michigan, and Penn State are the Big Ten teams vying for his services, while Oklahoma makes the list from the Big 12.Antwaun Powell released his top eight schools list via Twitter.From Powell:Top 8….🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/ccjXksPryW— Antwaun Powell (@TwaunPowell) April 11, 2019The 2020 defensive end is ranked No. 247 overall in the country, per 247’s composite rankings. He’s the No. 12 weak-side defensive end and No. 4 player in Virginia, out of Portsmouth’s I.C. Newcom High School.247’s crystal ball does not yet have any predictions logged.This weekend, Oklahoma will host Powell on an official visit. The team recently announced that it had moved the spring game from Saturday up to tonight, so he’ll have the chance to see something similar to a gameday atmosphere in Norman.He recently took an unofficial to Georgia Tech.Powell’s other offers include ECU, Liberty, Louisville, Marshall, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pitt, Rutgers, TCU, and Virginia.last_img read more

first_imgMinister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says the proposal to introduce an unemployment insurance scheme in Jamaica is part of a larger thrust to reform the labour market. The Minister was addressing the opening of a two-day Labour Market Forum to discuss: ‘Reforming Jamaica’s Labour Market: Social Protection through Unemployment Insurance’, at the Jamaica Conference Centre, on December 6. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is collaborating with the Labour and Social Security Ministry to host the forum. Mr. Kellier said the forum could go a long way towards informing and sensitising the wider society to the possibilities inherent in the proposal to introduce an unemployment insurance system in Jamaica. He stated that currently, Jamaica has no adequate unemployment assistance, or insurance, to cover workers affected by unemployment. Mr. Kellier said the only legal provision in Jamaica for workers who are separated from employment, relates to the Employment Termination and Redundancy Payments Act, which governs matters of termination and dismissal, and makes provisions for redundancy and lay-offs. He noted however, that the provisions under this Act do not provide the social protection that should be associated with redundancy payments. Noting that labour market reform is an on-going process and will enable Jamaica to compete in an increasingly globalised world, Mr. Kellier said that: “If we get our labour market functioning properly, then productivity will be enhanced, income disparity will be reduced, and social justice, industrial peace and sustained economic development, will become a sustaining feature in the nation’s development.” In the meantime, PIOJ Director General, Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, said he is hopeful that at the end of the forum, “we would have realised the outcome of the formation of a Steering Committee chaired by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to lead the formulation and implementation process of a National Employment Insurance programme.” He informed that unemployment insurance is one of the main sources of achieving resilience against “ebbs in well-being resulting from the shocks associated with periods of unemployment.” “It is important that policies and programmes be designed to help individuals and society manage risk and volatility and protect them from poverty and destitution – through instruments that improve resilience, equity and opportunity,” the PIOJ head said. Dr. Hutchinson pointed out that although many persons are adequately prepared with security for their valuable possessions, such as homes and cars, they have not given much thought as to how to “mitigate the risks associated with irregular employment or unexpected or prolonged loss of jobs.” He emphasised that the implementation of an Unemployment Insurance model in Jamaica, “would reduce, if not eliminate, the labour market related obstacles to business closures, while simultaneously protecting workers from the effects of job loss.”last_img read more

first_img The Government is finalising the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill, which will be brought to the House of Representatives shortly. The Government is finalising the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill, which will be brought to the House of Representatives shortly.This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 6).Delivering a Statement on the spate of violent attacks against women and children, she pointed out that sexual harassment was not a simple matter, noting that it is a very serious crime that militates against the desired level of peace, harmony and happiness in the country.“I look forward to our debate in this House and us providing protection to all women and men from unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favours and crude sexual behaviours that affect quality of life by creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment,” Ms. Grange said.She also informed that the Joint Select Committee of Parliament to review laws relating to violence against women, children, the elderly and persons living with disabilities was reconvened.“We heard submissions from various quarters, and we have given earnest consideration to all the arguments. Our report and recommendations will be laid before this House [before the end of the month],” Ms. Grange said.Meanwhile, the Minister said that the laws will only be a deterrent if people believe that they will be enforced. She reasoned that people who like to abuse women and children will think again if they know that they will be caught and punished.Ms. Grange said that successful prosecutions will not only depend on investigators and the justice system, but will also depend on people taking a stand and using the mechanisms put in place to deal with the problem.The Jamaica Constabulary Force statistics up to late October show that 38 children were the victims of violent deaths – 10 fewer than the corresponding time last year, or a 21 per cent decline.The police report that 20 of the 38 cases have been cleared up – a clear-up rate of 53 per cent.“In remaining true to our commitment to the care and protection of our children, the number of child abuse cases that have not been investigated decreased from 5,000 to 400. Critical to this is how we have removed the bureaucracy by the merger of the Child Development Agency and the Office of the Children’s Registry to create the Child Protection and Family Services Agency,” Ms. Grange pointed out.In the meantime, the Minister emphasised that all Members of Parliament have a role to play in ending gender-based violence.“We cannot remain silent. We cannot afford to look the other way. We have a duty as family, neighbour, friend and co-worker to intervene, to call in the authorities, to give evidence in the court and to help make Jamaica a land of peace, love and harmony,” Ms. Grange said. Story Highlights Delivering a Statement on the spate of violent attacks against women and children, she pointed out that sexual harassment was not a simple matter, noting that it is a very serious crime that militates against the desired level of peace, harmony and happiness in the country. This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 6).last_img read more

first_imgProposed amendments to the apprenticeship system will make it more responsive to industry, skilled trades people and consumers. Three amendments to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act were introduced today, Nov. 1. They will clarify the provincial government’s regulatory role and provide expanded options for certification. “These changes will contribute to an effective, relevant system that meets the requirements of industry,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. “They will help us ensure we have flexible training and certification options and that we recognize and reward continuing education in the skilled trades.” The amendments are based on issues and concerns raised by industry representatives during the ongoing trade regulation review process. “Flexibility is critical when it comes to training apprentices and journey people in any industry,” said Graham Conrad, executive director, Nova Scotia Automotive Sector Council and Automotive Trades Association of Atlantic Canada. “The proposed changes to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act are a positive step toward clarifying the apprenticeship training and certification process and tailoring it to industry needs.” The first amendment will enable the Department of Education to offer alternative approaches to certification through a certificate of proficiency. This new certificate will recognize people who have extensive practical trade experience but may have difficulty passing the formal written exam required for a certificate of qualification. It would be issued to people who have met a practical standard acceptable to industry but may have language, literacy and learning barriers making the system more inclusive. This will help people continue to work legally in the trade. The second amendment will clarify the department’s authority to regulate sub-trades. The regulation protects consumers by ensuring people have adequate training and are certified in a particular trade. Regulation will also protect the integrity of the industries and ensures there are people trained with the specific skills required by a particular trade. The third amendment recognizes and rewards ongoing learning opportunities for certified tradespeople to help them manage new technologies, trade skills, regulation and globalization. One of the first opportunities the department plans to offer is business competencies to better prepare skilled tradespeople who open their own business.last_img read more

first_imgPUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE–Regional Crown Attorney Appointed He will report to Denise Smith, chief Crown attorney for the Halifax region. “I am delighted that a lawyer of Mr. Scheuer’s calibre will be joining our management team,” said Martin Herschorn, director of Public Prosecutions. “The PPS, and more specifically, the Halifax region, will benefit from his experience and expertise.” A native of Saskatchewan, Mr. Scheuer graduated from the University of Regina in 1991 with a bachelor of arts honours degree in political science. He graduated from Dalhousie University Law School in 1994 and articled with Gates and Company in Regina, later being appointed an associate of that firm. The next year, Mr. Scheuer operated a general law practice and acted as a Crown attorney performing criminal prosecutions. In 2001, Mr. Scheuer relocated to Halifax where he was appointed a Crown attorney with the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service. In 2007, he moved to the Halifax office of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada where, as Crown counsel, he concentrated on proceeds of crime and organized crime prosecutions. Mr. Scheuer is active in his community as a volunteer with his church and other local organizations. —————————————————————Veteran prosecutor Glen Scheuer has been appointed a regional Crown attorney, administrative, to help manage the Halifax and Dartmouth offices of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service. last_img read more

first_imgJimmy Page will be awarded the O2 Silver Clef Award at the upcoming Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards on Friday 4th July at the London Hilton.Founding member of British rock sensation Led Zeppelin in the late 1960s, Jimmy Page is unquestionably one of rock’s most important, influential and versatile guitarists and songwriters.Jimmy Page said: “A big thank you to Nordoff Robbins and everyone involved in awarding me the Silver Clef Award.”Nuala Donnelly, Sponsorship O2 said: “It’s a real honour to have Jimmy Page accept the O2 Silver Clef Award this year. There is no doubt that his support for the charity back in 1990 helped to raise the profile of the outstanding work that Nordoff Robbins do and it is a pleasure to be recognising such a huge talent and bonafide music legend.”CAA’s Emma Banks is Chairman of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Committee. Emma said: “Ask anyone ‘Who is the greatest guitar player of all time?’ and it wouldn’t take long before you hear the name Jimmy Page. Truly a legend, we are deeply honoured that Mr Jimmy Page will join us to receive the O2 Silver Clef Award.”Also just announced is the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins will present Black Sabbath with the AEG Live Ambassadors of Rock Award at the 2014 O2 Silver Clef Awards.After almost 44 years and 75 million albums sold worldwide the band continues to be as vital as ever. Black Sabbath is currently finishing up a 16 month sold-out world tour which concludes this summer when the band headlines Hyde Park for the very first time, the same stage that fellow rock legends The Rolling Stones presided over for two historic gigs last year.The Hyde Park gig, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, takes place immediately after the Silver Clef Awards – just across the road from the London Hilton on Park Lane.Ozzy Osbourne said: “Winning the Ambassadors of Rock award from Nordoff Robbins is a huge honour. Music is our life, and we couldn’t live without it. The world can’t survive without music and this is a very special charity that brings music to everyone. There are a lot of talented people already being honoured at the awards and we are looking forward to celebrating with them at the O2 Silver Clefs this summer.”Tom Miserendino, President & CEO, AEG Europe says: “We are extremely proud to be sponsoring this award which highlights the massive impact Black Sabbath has had on the music world. Starting in Birmingham and going on to conquer the world, the band really are great ambassadors for the music industry. We are equally excited about them taking over Hyde Park later the same evening following their triumphant return to live gigs last year.” CAA’s Emma Banks is Chairman of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Committee. Emma said: “Black Sabbath are still at the top of their game after a long, illustrious and occasionally controversial career. Selling out arenas all over the globe, they really are Rock Gods!”Also being honored at the event are Pharrell Williams, Paloma Faith, Giorgio Moroder, Tom Jones, Laura Mvula, Chas and Dave, and Gareth Malone.More info and tickets can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn Aboriginal man with mental health issues is on trial for allegedly assaulting an Edmonton police officer.The accused, Percy Davis, was shot twice in the neck and chest.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has the details.last_img

The suspect was arrested at a hotel in Tissamaharama by officers of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.He is expected to be produced before the Tissamaharama Magistrate. (Colombo Gazette) A Divi Neguma officer who sought sexual favours was arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) today.Director, Investigations at CIABOC Priyantha Chandrasiri said that the Divi Neguma officer in Kataragama was arrested after he sought sexual favours to provide assistance to a Samurdhi beneficiary and Government assistance to a kidney patient.

“I think it augurs well for future tasks ahead of us,” Mr. Annan said after the vote. “We have many challenging questions and I hope we will be able to approach those tasks with the same spirit.”Speaking to reporters earlier in the day, the Secretary-General stressed the need to move very quickly, but noted that the military situation “will dictate how quickly we get back. We have been able to work very effectively on the ground over the years.”Noting that the Iraqi authorities have established 45,000 centres of distribution, he added: “We would hope, once we get there, depending on the situation on the ground, to be able to tap into that distribution network.”The issue of resuming food and medical supplies to Iraq has been a major concern ever since the suspension of the UN Oil-for-Food programme, which allows Baghdad to use part of its oil sales to buy relief supplies. The scheme was halted temporarily on 17 March when Mr. Annan ordered the withdrawal of all UN personnel from Iraq. Since then the Security Council has been discussing his proposals on the adjustments to the programme.Mr. Annan said he had discussed the humanitarian situation in Iraq with British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday. Asked what role Mr. Blair wanted the Secretary-General to play in post-war Iraq in terms of governing, Mr. Annan stressed that the matter was up to the Security Council.”I think as to what role the UN will play down the line is an issue that is under discussion and the Council itself will have to give me a specific mandate for any additional responsibilities that the UN takes on in Iraq, over and beyond the humanitarian and the Oil-for-Food programme which they would endorse today.””We don’t know how this is all going to pan out, and how the post-conflict situation will look like on the ground in terms of security and other aspects,” he said. “The Council will have a chance to discuss all these issues and determine which role the UN would be.”Noting the differences of opinion over a UN role in post-conflict Iraq, Mr. Annan said: “Of course, there are certain ‘red lines’ for the Council, which as we move forward everybody has to be aware of. In my discussions with Council members they do not want to see any situation where the UN is subjugated to authority of a country or several countries.”Some are concerned that they should not be placed in a situation where they take initiatives or action which appears to legitimize the military action ex post facto,” he said. “Obviously, if the UN is going to be on the ground, we will have to determine the relationships between the UN, occupied Iraq and the occupying power. So there are lots of issues that would have to be tackled by the Council in discussions and determine what role the UN should play and to what extent.” Video of Kofi Annan speaking to reporters read more

German U 20 National team get ready for the upcoming EURO 2014 in Austria, which will begin on July 24. Germans have won the Airport Trophy in Swiss city of Kloten. Young guns of legendary German playmaker Markus Baur beat all three rivals in three days. Germany won matches against Spain 24:22, host team 32:26 and France 23:22.Here are the complete results of Airport Trophy:Friday, July 4:Germany – Spain 24:22Switzerland – France 25:26Saturday, July 5:France – Spain 29:32Switzerland – Germany 26:32Sunday, July 6:France – Germany 22:23Switzerland – Spain 23:27 ← Previous Story Nenad Puljezevic joins Kadetten Schaffhausen Next Story → EHF prevents regional league! Red light from Vienna for the new project! Austria EURO 2014Junior handballmen’s u20 euro 2014

Montpellier AHB keep their top table position with HBC Nantes, after both teams won in the round 6. With Nantes previously winning, while PSG Handball surprisingly lost in Chambery, Montpellier in the last game of the round 6 beat St Raphael with 34:27.St Raphael went with the lead at the half time, but Montpellier gave a very strong second half winning 17:10, which was enough to win the match. Slovenians Vid Kavticnik and Dragan Gajic led the Montpellier side with 8 goals each, while Morten Olsen scored 5 goals for St Raphael. handballmahbMontpellierst raphael ← Previous Story Champions League: With a strong second half Flensburg overcomes Besiktas Next Story → Talant Dujshebaev about Alex’s mother dilemma: She support the one who brings money home!

first_img[Image: Go To Hell/Facebook]TEMPERATURES ON a par with those on Mars have been recorded across much of the US and Canada in recent days as the ‘polar vortex’ takes grip across the region.Much to the delight of headline writers across the US (and here at TheJournal.ie) the tiny community of Hell, Michigan is amongst the areas bearing the brunt of the weather — this morning, the mercury was registering at -12 degrees.Home to around 260 people, Hell was founded in 1841 and lies around 24km to the north of the city of Ann Arbour.In light of the circumstances, we’re wondering if it may finally be time for The Smiths to consider getting back together?[Image: ©Keasha LeClear-Morse, 2003]Read: Temperatures colder than Mars cause 21 deaths across the United Stateslast_img

first_imgAt this point, almost every human being on Earth has played PopCap‘s incredible match-3 game, Bejeweled… or at least it’s sequels. But get ready to match-3 again… for the third time! Bejeweled 3 is coming to PCs, Macs and iOS devices near you on December 7th… and now featuring poker for some bizarre reason.What’s new? Mostly new graphics, the ability to make matches while gems fall in place and some new gameplay modes, summarized thusly:– Classic: Play the most popular puzzle game of the century, with powerful new gems and new ultra-smooth gameplay– Quest: Journey through 40 magical puzzles in this multifaceted Bejeweled challenge!– Zen: Personalize your experience with ambient sounds and binaural beats — a revolutionary new way to relax!– Lightning: Charge up with a heart-pounding, beat-the-clock bout of gem-blasting fun!– Secret Games: Unlock 4 all-new games including Butterflies and Ice Storm– Badges: Earn up to 65 badges to prove your skills– High-definition graphics and high-fidelity audio: Bejeweled is now more dazzling than ever before!– Ultra-smooth gameplay: Make multiple matches while new gems fall into placeThe video convinced me. This looks pretty incredible. It’s not as good as Plants vs. Zombies 2, but you know what? It’s a start.last_img read more

first_img Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 4:52 PM Image: Shutterstock/aie textures Share Tweet Email Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/aie textures 6,806 Views No Comments Mar 30th 2017, 4:52 PM The 5 at 5: Thursday 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock… EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #PILOT: The funeral for Rescue 116 crew member Captain Mark Duffy was held today.2. #BREATH TEST SCANDAL: Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was questioned by the Justice Committee today.3. #CHARLETON: Meanwhile, the Disclosures Tribunal has sat for the first time to comb through the garda whistleblower allegations.4. #SNOWDONIA: Police in Wales found the wreckage of the Dublin-bound helicopter that went missing yesterday, along with the bodies of five people.5. #SOPHIE TOSCAN DU PLANTIER: Ian Bailey was arrested this morning after a High Court judge approved an arrest warrant issued by the French authorities.The comments have been closed as a case is ongoing. http://jrnl.ie/3315534 By Gráinne Ní Aodhalast_img read more

first_imgOn today’s match between Birmingham and Aston Villa, a supporter ran onto the pitch to hit Villa’s Jack Grealish.In the tenth minute of the game between Birmingham City and Aston Villa in the English Championship, a fan jumped into the field in order to hit Villa’s Jack Grealish in the head.Players from both teams confronted the fan, while security wrestled him to the ground, and then he was arrested by police.And ex-Aston Villa player Dean Saunders lashed out against the supporter.“I have played football all my life, and I’ve never been so shocked,” he told talkSPORT.“That is absolutely scandalous.”“He’s got to get jailed. Give him five years. He’s let Birmingham down, he’s let football down, he’s let the country down. Think about the implications for your children and my children.”Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“You’re going to end up putting fences back round the ground where people can’t watch the games properly,” he continued.“What he’s done today has ruined not just football in England, this will go round the world, it gives idiots ideas.”“You’ve got Tavernier’s (referring to Rangers captain, James Tavernier, who was confronted by a Hibernian supporter during the sides’ match on Friday this week); Brendan Rodgers’ house gets burgled; you’ve got knife crime in England life you’ve never seen before; you’ve got people throwing glass bottles on the pitch (referring to the incident last Saturday in which Celtic’s Scott Sinclair was almost hit with a glass bottle at Hibs),” he said.“Nobody’s got any respect for anybody anymore, it’s not just football, this (incident) just brings it all to a head.”Jack Grealish post match interview. [sky sports] #avfc pic.twitter.com/OMcOpBvJHD— villareport (@villareport) March 10, 2019last_img read more

first_imgSportsmen in the lower Columbia River have caught more summer chinook than their guideline prompting Washington and Oregon to close salmon retention beginning Monday.Chinook retention will be prohibited downstream of Bonneville Dam. The states also are closing sockeye retention downstream of Highway 395 in Pasco at the same time.Anglers may still keep hatchery steelhead plus jack chinook, which measure 12 to 24 inches.Chinook retention will reopen on Aug. 1. Chinook entering the Columbia beginning in August are categorized as fall chinook and a new management period begins.Sportsmen downstream of Bonneville Dam have a summer chinook allocation of about 3,800. Through Thursday, the catch was 5,285 kept plus 2,553 released. The kept catch is more than double a year ago.“This is some of the best fishing we’ve seen in recent years for both summer chinook and sockeye,” said Cindy LeFleur, Columbia River policy manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). “This year’s catch has exceeded expectations.”last_img read more

first_img Jeff Bezos reveals plans for the moon and beyond “Anyone who wants to build a lunar base at some point must of course be familiar with the local conditions.”While the telescope is already in operation, more work remains to tweak the artificial intelligence and other software that’ll help the system discern actual lunar transient phenomena from more mundane events like birds or airplanes flying in front of the cameras in Earth’s atmosphere. Kayal hopes to have the whole system dialed in and working on solving the mystery in about a year. Tags The year’s wackiest ‘evidence’ aliens and UFOs are real (pictures) The new lunar telescope, north of Seville, Spain, includes two cameras that watch the moon every night for the odd flashes. A team led by Hakan Kayal, professor of space technology at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany, will then analyze photo and video sequences of the event. When the telescope and the team observe the lunar phenomenon, they’ll compare their results to data from the European Space Agency, which also keeps a constant eye on the moon.”If the same thing was seen there, the event can be considered confirmed,” Kayal explained in a release Friday.He adds that figuring out the source of the strange flashes makes sense now, given the resurgent interest in establishing a presence on the moon from government space agencies like NASA and private companies like SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Comment 3:33 8 Photoscenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 1 NASA Space Sci-Tech A flash of light on the moon thought to be an impacting meteoroid NASA For centuries people have noticed odd flashes and other inexplicable lights on the surface of the moon. Possible explanations range from meteors to moonquakes to UFOs, but they have yet to be proven. A new telescope in Spain could provide more data and perhaps an answer to the mystery. So-called “lunar transient phenomena” can refer to flashes of light on the moon that are either fleeting or longer-lasting. Some areas of the lunar surface have also been seen to darken randomly. Since at least as far back as 1787, people have documented these enigmatic lights. On April 19 of that year, astronomer William Herschel reported seeing three reddish glowing areas on the moon that he interpreted to be erupting lunar volcanoes. Apollo astronauts, including Apollo 11’s Michael Collins, also reported seeing unusually bright areas while orbiting our natural satellite.”There is an area that is considerably more illuminated than the surrounding area,” Collins told NASA mission control the day before the moon landing in 1969. “It just has — seems to have a slight amount of fluorescence to it. A crater can be seen, and the area around the crater is quite bright.”  last_img read more