Samuel Honrubia to Tremblay

One of the French “Experts”, member of the golden generation, Samuel Honrubia will play domestic second league in the next season! The 29-years old left wing signed three years contract with Tremblay, the team under the relegation line in LNH this season. However, that won’t affect the budget of the team, who is on the way to lose the place in French elite competition this season.Honrubia, the Olympic winner in London 2012, had only two teams in his proffesional carreer. Until 2012, he played at Montpellier Handball, when he came to Paris Saint Germain.PHOTO: PSG Handball, team pics ← Previous Story Xavi Sabate leads Hungarian national team! Next Story → HANDBALL MANIA IN WETZLAR: “Ausverkauft” until summer 2016 Samuel HonrubiatremblayTremblay handball read more

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RTÉ has sold off part of its Donnybrook HQ for more than

first_img By Fora Staff RTÉ has sold off part of its Donnybrook HQ for more than €100m Cairn Homes is expected to build more than 500 houses on the property. Tuesday 13 Jun 2017, 4:42 PM Jun 13th 2017, 4:42 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie Short URL 14,611 Views center_img Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie http://jrnl.ie/3442357 Take me to Fora 64 Comments Share16 Tweet Email3 Read: High ‘churn’ and trouble finding new recruits has left the Central Bank short on staffRead: Shoppers’ in-store spending keeps sliding as bargain-hunters head online NEARLY NINE ACRES of land at RTÉ’s Montrose headquarters in south Dublin has been snapped up in a deal worth more than €100 million.Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes, which has become a major player in the local property market over the last two years, has agreed the purchase for a total price of €107.5 million.The company said it plans to build up to 500 apartments and nine houses on the 8.64-acre Donnybrook site. The purchase price works out at more than €200,000 per unit.The final deal is well above the guide price of €75 million that was flagged when RTÉ first put up the plot of land for sale at the start of the year.The state broadcaster is selling off the land in an effort to improve its flagging financial situation. The organisation’s losses for 2016 topped €20 million as it spent up on several major events, such as the centenary of the 1916 rising. For sale signs outside RTÉ’s HQ Source: Sam BoalIn a statement, Cairn Homes chief executive Michael Stanley said the company was “delighted to have acquired what we believe to be Dublin’s most attractive residential development site”.The firm is currently building two major developments of high-end homes at Rathgar and Hanover Quay in the capital.ReinvestWhen it first announced the sale in January, RTÉ  said it decided to sell off the “under-utilised land” situated to the west of its radio centre.The state broadcaster said at the time that it had been unable to invest in infrastructure or technology because of its falling revenues and struggle with profitability.More than half of the organisation’s income comes from the licence fee, while the remainder comes from commercial sources such as advertising on its TV and radio channels.Several independent reports indicated that the sale the land represented “a valuable source of much-needed funding for investment”.“While the sale of this underutilised land will not solve all RTÉ’s financial challenges, it will provide us with means to reshape and reinvest in the organisation,” RTÉ said in January.Cairn Homes has been snapping up development sites around the capital over the past two years. The company’s 2015 London IPO was the first listing for an Irish housebuilder in about two decades, while last month it raised nearly €52 million from a share placing.Sign up to our newsletter to receive a regular digest of Fora’s top articles delivered to your inbox.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ielast_img read more

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The Lego UCS Snowspeeder Can Be Yours This May The Fourth

first_img Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form As a kid, one of my most prized possessions was Kenner’s amazing Snowspeeder. It was fully loaded and ready to take on anyone who dared to invade Hoth with its light-up laser cannons (with battle sounds) and a removable grappling hook for tripping up walkers.So when Lego unveiled their latest addition to the Star Wars UCS line, I knew my wallet was in trouble. Their new Snowspeeder is a masterfully designed piece of nostalgia, from the massive heat-dispersing fins to its functional brake flaps.Like the UCS Slave I I mentioned in our rundown of Star Wars sets, this thing is big. It measures about 15 inches long and 11 inches wide, and when perched on the included stand it’s 8 inches high… so yes, you’re going to need to clear some room on your display shelf.Lego’s first Snowspeeder was released nearly two decades ago. It was a nice, simple little set with just over 200 parts. The new Ultimate Collectors Series cranks the pieces count up to 11. There are more than 1700 pieces in this bad boy, and Lego’s design team will happily take you on a walkthrough of them:Your Han Solo minifig is probably wondering if the speeders are ready. Well, they’re not having any trouble adapting them to the cold. It’s just that Lego wants to release them on a date with some significance to Star Wars fans, so May the 4th it is!The UCS Snowspeeder will sell for $199, and it comes with two minifigs — a rebel pilot and gunner. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Coutinho reveals nervousness ahead of debut

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has revealed he was anxious ahead of his debut in the UEFA Champions League for the Spanish champions.The Brazilian star joined the Catalan club earlier this year in January but couldn’t represent the club due to being Cup-tied for the Champions League after featuring for Liverpool in the same competition that season.The playmaker had a good game as Barcelona began the hunt for a sixth European crown with an emphatic 4-0 win over Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.He spoke after the match and what it was like to play in Europe’s premier club competition for the Blaugrana.Philippe Coutinho, Bayern MunichPhilippe Coutinho faces a late fitness test at Bayern Munich Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac plans to make a late decision on Philippe Coutinho’s availability this weekend after returning from representing Brazil.“The fans and all the players really want to win. The match against PSV was special, like all games in the Champions League, and also because it was in front of our fans it was a fantastic feeling,” he said, according to BarcaBlaugranes.“Making my Champions League debut was a unique feeling. I was very anxious before the game. Last year I couldn’t play in this competition and I hope that as time goes by I can improve and help the team.“Messi always shoots and scores goals, which is what it important to score goals and win games. It’s amazing what he does. The truth is he is an unpredictable player, he always does new things.”Barcelona’s next game in the Champions League is against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on October 3.last_img read more

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The San Diego Crew Classic rowing regatta

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Crew Classic is the premiere spring rowing regatta and is happening April 6th and 7th.The Crew Classic is not only an athletic event with competitors at the peak of physical fitness, but a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with San Diego’s famous local craft breweries, and shopping all while soaking in Mission Bay, just a mile from the beach, according to organizers.For more information click here. Posted: April 4, 2019 April 4, 2019 The San Diego Crew Classic rowing regatta Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Eaton Embodies Wilmingtons Volunteer Spirit

first_imgDear Editor,It is with great pleasure to write in support of Board of Selectman nominee, Jonathan Eaton. Jonathan is a dedicated, passionate and committed member to our community and it is with hope fellow residents will join me in voting Jonathan to this Board.Our town thrives on volunteerism, dedication to the community and willingness to serve others. Jonathan not only embodies these traits, but is always willing to take on something new or step out of his comfort zone for the benefit of others. His perseverance to others makes his candidacy stand out to so many and I know this Board will be a continuation to his already impressive legacy to this great town.I have witnessed Jonathan’s dedication and service to others through his commitment to the Wilmington Rotary Club where his leadership helped the club excel to new heights and continue its commitment to serving others. Jonathan encouraged fellow Rotarian’s to become involved in local and international projects by spreading the importance and mission of every individual project. He leads by example and is not afraid to put himself out there for the sake and benefit of others. One notable project includes the Polar Plunge event, a yearly event to raise funds to eradicate Polio and jump in the frigid water of Gloucester Harbor at the conclusion of fundraising. Jonathan not only supported the cause, but did his part by jumping in the ocean and encouraged others to do the same. His devotion to this event, among other commitments, such as the Wilmington Finance Committee, display his personal willingness to serve others.Jonathan’s sense of leadership and commitment will inspire this Board to take on new challenges and advocate for the residents of Wilmington. He will not be shy about voicing his opinion and I’m confident he will always advocate with a thoughtful and proactive approach on behalf of the residents of Wilmington.Please join me in voting Jonathan Eaton for Board of Selectman on Saturday, April 28th.Sincerely,Patrick GirouxNOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.?  Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eaton Will Move The Town In The Best DirectionIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cimaglia Endorses Eaton For SelectmanIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eaton Has Shown A Commitment To The CommunityIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

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YK Delta Representative Bob Herron Named Majority Whip

first_imgY-K Delta House Representative Bob Herron will be the Whip for the Majority Caucus this January. Herron and the Republican-led caucus just finished two days of organization meetings. As Majority Whip, the District 38 Democrat is charged with making sure there is effective communication in the caucus.“Like a collie dog, to keep the group going in the right direction. It’s an honor, to say the least, because you’re in all leadership meetings internally in the house, and when the House meets with the Senate and their leadership, you’re always in the meeting,” said Herron.Representative Bob HerronHerron will chair the special committee on Military & Veterans Affairs and be Vice-Chair of the Legislative Council, which runs the legislature in the interim periods. He’ll also serve on the Resources committee and the special committee on Fisheries.The resources committee is expected to play a key role in figuring out whether and how the state should advance a large diameter natural gas pipeline with major oil companies.“If it doesn’t make sense to them it ain’t going to happen, if it doesn’t make sense to us, it’s not going to happen. But that’s not what we’re anticipating. We believe we’ll put together a project that does make sense for us, brings affordable gas from the slope to people in Alaska, and it generates a revenue stream that will help Alaskans for a long time,” said Herron.Herron says the next decision point for the state and oil companies will be near to 2016. Legislators will have to contend with falling oil prices, which could mean a multi-billion dollar deficit for the state, depending on what the future budgets look like. Herron says tough decisions are ahead.Alaska has become accustomed to providing many services. Are there going to be reductions? Most likely, but it’s how you do it. I don’t envy the people of Finance who have to come back to the rest of the legislature and say ‘here’s what’s we think we can do that is the least painful,’” said Herron.Representative Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham who represents the upper Kuskokwim will serve on the Finance committee. The legislature meets January 20th.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Aug 30 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowWestlake leads Nageak as DOE works to resolve District 40 electionAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska Division of Elections is still working to certify the results of the House race for the district that includes North Slope and Northwest Arctic boroughs.Should Alaskans fear diseases frozen in the permafrost?Zoe Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk – UnalaskaRussian officials say warming permafrost could be linked to a deadly anthrax outbreak in Siberia this month. Permafrost can be found almost everywhere in Alaska — from the Arctic coast to Anchorage. But at least one expert isn’t alarmed about the potential for thawing ground to bring old diseases back to life.Search for missing Chena hiker ends in successDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA search that tapped air and ground resources ended successfully Monday night when an overdue hiker was rescued in the wilderness near Chena Hot Springs Resort, east of Fairbanks. Alaska State Troopers report that 19-year-old Anatoliy Balko was spotted from the air and picked up with a helicopter.Alaska Native elder and leader dies at age 77Associated PressJohn Schaeffer Jr., an Inupiat Eskimo elder and tribal leader in northwest Alaska, has died. He was 77.Anchorage police ID 2nd man found dead in parkAssociated PressAnchorage police have released the name of a second man who was found dead in a local park over the weekend.Forest service gives go ahead for Kuiu Island timber saleElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauAn old growth timber sale recently announced in a Ketchikan newspaper has one conservation group scratching its head. That’s because this type of harvest — near valuable salmon streams — won’t be allowed in the future. The U.S. forest service is working on a new timber plan in the Tongass National Forest, which is expected to be finalized by winter.  In the meantime, forest managers are moving ahead with timber sales under the old rules.Leaf-mining bug infestation leaving birch leaves brown across the stateDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksMany birch leaves in Fairbanks and Anchorage are going from green to brown as the result of an insect infestation. U.S. Forest Service entomologist Stephen Burr in Fairbanks says a leaf mining bug believed to have come to the state on imported ornamental trees, is to blame.Crystal Serenity brought tourists, but little profit for Nome businessesTyler Stup, KNOM – NomeLast week, the cruise ship Crystal Serenity sailed into Nome and 850 of the cruise ship’s passengers were ferried in from the offshore vessel and took the day to tour the city.AT&T donates $750K to help Anchorage high school graduatesAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAT&T is donating $750 thousand dollars to an Anchorage program aimed at helping at-risk and homeless youth graduate high school. “Back on Track” is a collaboration between United Way, the Anchorage School District, and Covenant House AlaskResearchers combine science and traditional food preparationKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakFood scientists with the help of a botulism expert are trying to combine science and traditional Alaska Native methods to make one prohibited food safe to eat. Regulated programs under the State of Alaska Food Safety and Sanitation Program are not allowed to accept or distribute seal oil due to the danger of botulism, a potentially fatal disease which is caused by bacteria in contaminated food.Ice-Age salmon harvestsRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksNew research reveals salmon played an important role in the diets of ice-age Alaskans. The information comes from an archaeological dig on the Tanana. Two University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists applied new techniques to uncover clues about the lives of Alaska Natives almost 12,000 years ago.last_img read more

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GCI announces states first wireless 5G network in Anchorage

first_imgAnchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz says that while there are benefits to individual consumers, the municipality will also benefit from a more robust wireless system. Berkowitz used last year’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake as an example of a situation where having increased connectivity would’ve allowed for better assessments of damage. The state’s largest telecommunications company announced it’s building the first 5G wireless network in the state’s largest city. Duncan says the existing infrastructure GCI has in Anchorage, in the form of macro cell sites, fiber networks and radio spectrum will allow mobile access to internet throughout the city. Networks relying on cable access to internet won’t be different in this phase of the project. “What we can do to be more efficient with the use of our public safety resources, what we can do with our public works resources, how we can make sure that our utilities are functioning at high capacity,” Berkowitz said. “That’s what 5G brings to us.” “It’ll be a long time, I believe, before any of the other carriers get real 5G to Alaska, but this is our market,” Duncan said. “They’re starting in their biggest markets, we’re starting in our biggest market, and we’re going to build out from there.” GCI CEO Ron Duncan says that other communications companies like AT&T have begun implementing 5G technology in several Lower 48 cities, but this would be the northernmost network in the country. GCI CEO Ron Duncan announces the first 5G wireless network project in Alaska. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage) GCI will partner with Swedish telecom company Ericsson to upgrade GCI’s existing sites to deploy 5G service throughout Anchorage. GCI says the project will be complete in 2020, with 5G service coming online in the first half of the year. They estimate it will increase wireless capacity in the city by 10 times or more.last_img read more

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Alumni meet held at KSRMCE in Kadapa

first_imgKadapa: KSRM College of Engineering, a reputed institution in Kadapa, organised alumni meet for 1990 – 94 silver jubilee batch students in the college campus here on July 27. In the event, around 80 alumni students of 1990 – 94 batch who are working in different parts of world attended the programme. In the programme, college correspondent K Sivananda Reddy while addressing the gathering, said that it is very happy to see 1990-94 batch students in the campus once again asked the alumni members to contribute for college development. On this occasion, KLM College chairperson K Rajeswaramma wished the members to lead their life happily and peacefully.last_img read more

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OU cops arrest phone thief

first_imgHyderabad: The East Zone Task Force officials on Thursday nabbed one notorious offender involved in theft of cell phones in Osmania University ladies hostel and recovered three mobile phones from his possession. The accused were identified as S Sunny (27) and P Ramesh (25, absconding). According to police, on August 15 at about 3 am Ramesh gained entry into the hut, near Jamai Osmania by keeping Sunny outside and committed theft and handed over one cell phone to Sunny. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us After committing the offence, accused Ramesh entered into the Girls Engineering Hostel, through a ventilator of the bathroom, while another accused Sunny kept a watch outside. After committing the theft, he handed over two mobile phones to Sunny as his share. On enquiry Sunny confessed his crime and stated that he and Ramesh committed theft of cell phones from the Girls Hostel and huts near the Jamai Osmania railway station. Police said both the accused were earlier detained under PD Act.last_img read more

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Buy This Comic Batman 21

first_img Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week, that comic is Batman #21 from writer Tom King, artist Jason Fabok, and DC Comics.Batman #21(W) Tom King (A) Jason Fabok“THE BUTTON” part one! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!via DC ComicsI love continuity, I do. When I was first getting into comics, it was the shared universe aspect of superhero comics that helped me fall in love with DC and Marvel. However, the cluttered mess that both of the big two publishers have created for themselves in recent years, combined with an excellent output of creator-owned titles, have pushed me away from superhero comics. That being said, one of the last major events that I was heavily invested in was DC Comics’ Flashpoint from 2011, which temporarily rewrote the DC Universe as an alternate reality before rebooting everything with the New 52.This new issue of Batman, part of DC’s Rebirth relaunch, is one of the first times the publisher has revisited Flashpoint since the reboot. References to the Flashpoint universe’s Batman, an older, lethal Thomas Wayne, and the classic Reverse Flash make this issue feel like a big deal, both as a singular issue and as a part of the DC Universe’s mythos. Written by Tom King, and drawn by Jason Fabok, Batman #21 feels the first big step in a new direction for the DC Universe.The elephant in the room is that this issue also revisits the Watchmen revelations from the DC Universe: Rebirth One-Shot from last May. I have problems with bringing Watchmen back, particularly since a part of the main DC Universe. Watchmen was a story that was meant to be a one-off in the 1980’s, bringing it back honestly feels like a tone-deaf move for DC, especially since it seems that many of the DC Universe’s problems are literally being blamed on Watchmen.If this is supposed to be a joke/reference about how the DC Universe is trying to return to its roots and get away from the watered-down, darker, gritty stories that have plagued the publisher in the decades since the release of Watchmen, it doesn’t seem right to turn the tables on the book by blaming it for its influence on the superhero genre.As much as I can’t get down with the Watchmen aspects of this story, the nine-panel grid pages are a nice reference to the book. Framed with time stamps, most of the issue takes place in a minute, cutting back and forth between the Bat-Cave and Arkham Asylum. Drawn by Jason Fabok, this book is gorgeous. Fabok has been one of my favorite Batman artists ever since I read his Batman Annual #1 from the first year of the New 52, a story I also had some issues with, which is obviously a testament to just how great his art is.  This issue just pops with energy, and the contrast of the Reverse Flash and Batman/his Batcave just feels like a lot of fun, especially with colors by Brad Anderson.Despite being a problematic story, I can’t get enough of how great this book looks, and the references to Flashpoint hit hard for someone that has been following DC Comics for awhile. New readers might be confused, but the issue sets up enough that it should still be intriguing and more of a mystery. Fabok’s art is some of his best work yet, and this issue feels like it really solidifies him as one of DC’s best. A fun issue, Batman #21 is available today in print and online at Comixology.4/19/17 Releases – In addition to Batman #21, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading, if you are not already.God Country #4 by writer Donny Cates, artist Geoff Shaw, and Image Comics. One of my favorite new series and you can read my recommendation of the first issue here.Star-Lord #6  by writer Chip Zdarsky, artist Kris Anka, and Marvel Comics. Final issue, just in time for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to come out in a couple weeks!Redneck #1  also by writer Donny Cates (he’s a favorite, clearly), artist Lisandro Estherren, and Image Comics. First issue in a new series about redneck vampires! Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Experiment to Clarify Ancient Physics Discovery Yields More Questions

first_img Explore further Citation: Experiment to Clarify Ancient Physics Discovery Yields More Questions (2007, August 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-08-ancient-physics-discovery-yields.html Scientists at Rutgers University have recently completed an experiment designed to help illuminate the phenomenon (known as the triboelectric effect) – but that initially left them scratching their heads instead.In the July 31, 2007, online edition of Physical Review Letters, they describe their experiment: separating a mixture of red and blue “art-sand” particles by pouring them into a positively charged acrylic cylinder using a miniature version of a “vibratory feeder,” a machine typically used to move dry goods from storage hoppers into processing machines. The scientists charged the cylinder triboelectrically by rubbing it with a nylon glove. Based on this initial condition, they expected to the grains to exhibit certain behaviors.As the grains traveled down the feeder, they became positively charged due to friction. When they reached the end and fell through the air, they cleanly separated into two streams – one red and one blue – and formed two piles on the bottom of the cylinder. The experiment is similar to one performed in the 19th century by British physicist Lord Kelvin, who noticed that a charged stream of water droplets induced a charge in a second water-droplet stream positioned next to it.Due to the slightly different chemical composition of the grains, the blue grains pick up slightly more positive charge than the red. The scientists assumed, based on the law of electrostatics, that each positively charged blue grain would induce a negative charge on the metal feeder. Accordingly, they reasoned that because the blue grains have more positive charge, they would feel a stronger pull toward the feeder than the red and fall as close to the feeder as possible.Oddly, the opposite behavior occurred: The red grains fell closer to the feeder.Upon examining the feeder, the group noticed that a small beard of red grains, perhaps five or 10 grains thick, had built up on the feeder lip. This was also odd, since the blue grains carry more positive charge and were more likely to stick. Further, no blue grains stuck to the beard, but rather, as the scientists write, a “paradoxical repulsion” took place. The blue grains glided over the red and over the edge.Thus, the two colors separated before they fell. It appears, therefore, that the positive charge on the cylinder did not influence the grains’ behavior.Fernando Muzzio, a scientist involved in the study, told PhysOrg.com that he and his colleagues had also subjected some “real-world” materials to the same experimental setup, including typical pharmaceutical powders, which have the potential to experience these triboelectric-induced issues during processing. The group observed essentially the same results.“I suspect that once we start looking, we will find similar unexpected behaviors in many places. It remains for future study to determine the extent to which these phenomena can be controlled to avoid quality problems, or even better, to develop new methods of processing,” Muzzio said.Citation: Amit Mehotra, Fernando J. Muzzio, and Troy Shinbrot, “Spontaneous Separation of Charged Grains” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 058001 (2007) Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknowncenter_img In approximately 600 B.C., the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletos discovered that rubbing certain materials together, such as amber and wool, can cause both to become electrically charged, one positive and one negative. This phenomenon is useful for several industrial processes, including printing and filtration, and has sparked much interest and study. Still, scientists cannot fully explain how rubbing-induced charge transfer occurs or how that transfer affects surrounding objects. 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

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Assistant SI 2 civic volunteers injured in clash at West Burdwan

first_imgKolkata: An assistant sub-inspector of police from Jamuria police station in West Burdwan and two civic volunteers suffered critical injuries when they went to Sripur area on Monday night after a clash broke out between the members of a Puja committee and locals.It was learnt that a local Puja committee took out a procession for the immersion of idols at around 10 pm. When the procession was passing through Sripur area the Puja organisers were playing loud music. Some locals urged the Puja committee members to lower the volume. This made the Puja organisers angry and they got involved in a heated altercation with the locals. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA clash soon broke out between the two groups leaving some people injured from both the sides. The incident turned violent when some locals attacked the Puja organizers with iron rod and bamboo sticks. After being informed police reached the spot to pacify the mob. The locals pelted stones at police personnel. Assistant sub-inspector Ashwin Mondal and two civic volunteers were attacked with iron rods. They received injuries on various body parts including their heads. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThey were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. According to the police, Mondal has serious head injuries and is kept under observation. The injuries of the other two are also stated to be serious. A huge contingent of police accompanied by combat force rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. There was a mild lathi-charge to disperse the mob. Some of the locals, however, alleged that when the clash was going on, police personnel played the role of mute spectators as a result of which the situation turned worse. The district police denied the allegation. They said steps were taken to control the mob but police were attacked. A police picket was set up in the area on Monday night and a detailed probe has been initiated.last_img read more

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Broken Arrow the frightening amount of times the US have lost nuclear

first_imgThe most obvious reasons to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons, aside from full-blown nuclear war and terrorism, are nuclear accidents. We all know about the civilian accidents at Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Three Mile Island, but there have been numerous accidents involving nuclear weapons or their transports themselves. If the world’s two most advanced nuclear powers have had accidents – what does that say about those with less advanced capabilities?At least twice, in 1983 and 1995, Russian/Soviet rocket forces misidentified U.S./Allied research rocket launches as nuclear missiles inbound as part of a U.S. first nuclear strike. In both cases, clearer heads prevailed, and obviously (as we are all still here), no counter-strike was launched.In 1961, the nuclear reactors aboard Soviet nuclear submarine K-19 malfunctioned and lost cooling power. The heroic actions of its crew prevented a much greater disaster. At least 22 Soviet sailors lost their lives.A Mk 6 nuclear bomb similar to the one dropped in the incident.The United States has had its share of nuclear accidents as well, some of which could have had much more immediate and dire consequences had some factors been just a little bit different. In 1958, a U.S. B-47 bomber accidentally released a nuclear bomb over Mars Bluff, South Carolina. The bombs’ conventional explosives went off, but the nuclear trigger had not been armed. However, houses were damaged and people injured.In 1961, a U.S. B-52 Stratofortress bomber crashed near Goldsboro, North Carolina, with two 3-4 megaton nuclear bombs aboard. Both bombs were recovered, and three crew members died – two when the plane crashed and another during ejection. In 2013, documents relating to the accident were declassified – it was revealed that only a malfunction of an electrical switch prevented the bomb from exploding in a mushroom cloud.Historical marker and access sign at Mars Bluff, South Carolina. Photo by DTMedia2 CC BY-SA 3.0In 1966, a B-52 stationed in Spain collided with a KC-135 super-tanker during a mid-air refueling. All members of the tanker were killed and three of the seven-man B-52 crew were killed as well. Four nuclear bombs fell to earth – luckily, none of them had been rigged/armed for nuclear explosion.Three fell to earth near Palomares, Spain. One was relatively intact, but the non-nuclear explosives on the other two detonated – essentially a “dirty bomb,” one in which no nuclear explosion takes place but radioactive material was strewn in the area.Palomares peak in a cold winter.A fourth bomb was found on the ocean floor nearby, after a two and a half month search ( this “rescue effort” was depicted in the 2000 film Men of Honor). Intensive clean-up efforts ensued, but it is believed that a number of U.S. Air Force personnel and Spanish citizens were exposed to levels of radiation which caused cancer.In 1968, another nuclear weapons accident took place, this time in Greenland. Even today, it is believed that material from a U.S. nuclear bomb is lying in the Greenland ice-cap or sea floor. The governments of the United States and Denmark (Greenland is an autonomous territory of that European country) occasionally monitor radiation levels in the area. We are told they are safe.A B-52G, similar to the one that crashed at Thule Air Base.The accident occurred at the height of the Cold War between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. For years, the U.S. had maintained B-52 nuclear bombers in the air twenty-four hours a day in case of a nuclear strike by the Soviet Union.6 Mysterious Islands From Around The WorldThe plane in the Palomares crash had been one of these planes. The United States military, reacting to Defense Secretary Robert McNamara’s suggestion that the program was both out-dated with the advent of ICBM’s (Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles), and controversial (after the Spanish accident and others), agreed to limit the flights to four a day.Aerial photograph of blackened ice at the crash scene, with the point of impact at the top.Flights above the Thule Air Force Base in Greenland were to be stopped, as the Danish government, fearing an accident like that in Spain, asked the U.S. to cease the flights. Unbeknownst to all except the upper brass in the Air Force and the men at Thule, the flight over Greenland continued – the Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) decided that the flights were “need to know,” and civilians in the government didn’t “need to know.”A monitor checks a pump operator for radioactive contamination during Project Crested Ice.The accident took place on January 21, 1968 during the height of winter. The crash of the B-52 took place because one of the crew members had shoved a stack of rubber seat cushions under one of the seats – and right in front of a heating vent. Problems existed in the heating system already, and the placement of the seat cushions made the situation worse. About six hours into the patrol the crew noticed a burning smell – exactly that of rubber burning.Camp Hunziker was set up at the accident site.Within a short period of time there was so much smoke in the plane that the flight crew could barely see the controls, and the order to bail out was given as soon as the plane was once again over land. All of the crew ejected, except one member, who attempted to bail out through a hatch in the plane. He was killed as a result of head injuries suffered during the attempt. All of the others bailed out safely, but a number of them had to wait hours in the sub-zero temperatures before they were rescued.Contaminated ice being loaded into steel tanks at Thule during Project Crested Ice.The plane came down in large pieces on the ice about eight miles from the Thule base. It’s nuclear bombs’ conventional explosives had once again exploded, but luckily the triggering/safety devices allowing or preventing a nuclear explosion did their job. However, as in Spain, radioactive material was scattered over a wide area, and fears of radiation poisoning spread not only through the base but in the halls of the U.S. and Danish governments.Set of four B28FI thermonuclear bombs of the same type as those in the accident at Thule.Almost immediately, the Air Force began the cleanup of the radiation, dubbed “Operation Crested Ice.” However, in their haste, they neglected to take all of the precautions needed to protect the crews from radiation poisoning.While no one died immediately after the crash and relatively successful clean up, both Danish and U.S. Air Force personnel have claimed to have gotten sick as a result of their clean-up activities. Studies done by the U.S. government refuted these claims, and this became a sore point between Denmark and the United States.The former Danish workers said that such was the haste in the cleanup operation that formal data was not taken at the time – hence a lack of evidence. They took their claims to the Danish government.The gunner (center), S. Sgt. Calvin Snapp, is rescued after ejecting onto the ice.However, the Danish government itself refused to recognize the Danish workers claims, even though a 1986 Danish study showed that cancer among the former workers were forty percent higher than normal. The Danish government stated that the crash was the fault of the United States, which had told Denmark the flights had ceased.Declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that the U.S. government believes that only enough material was collected from the site to equal three not four bombs, and that the remains of the fourth remain on the sea floor, where most believe the radioactive plutonium and contaminated particles have been buried.Thule Air Base in the foreground with North Star Bay, which was covered in sea ice at the time of the accident, in the background.A number of attempts to find the bomb have been launched, and photos were taken not too long after the accident which showed what could have been the remains of the bomb trapped in submerged ice, but nothing has ever been found. Periodically, the U.S. Navy and world scientific organizations takes measurements of radiation in the area, but no abnormal measurements have been recorded.Read another story from us: Top Gun: Maverick returns to the Danger Zone with co-stars Tom Cruise and Val KilmerAs for the fear that someone (a rogue nation or terrorists) could find or could have found the bomb? A leading nuclear scientist at Los Alamos stated “…… it would be very difficult for anyone else to recover classified pieces if we couldn’t find them.”Matthew Gaskill holds an MA in European History and writes on a variety of topics from the Medieval World to WWII to genealogy and more. A former educator, he values curiosity and diligent research. He is the author of many best-selling Kindle works on Amazon.last_img read more

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New and improved Adventurist Program with UnCruise Adventures

first_imgNew and improved Adventurist Program with UnCruise Adventures Travelweek Group Thursday, October 4, 2018 Share Tags: Deals, UnCruise Adventurescenter_img Posted by SEATTLE — UnCruise Adventures’ updated Adventurist Program includes more incentives and bonus commissions for qualifying travel agents.Members of the program currently receive reduced FAM rates and advance notice on special offers on the company’s small ship adventure cruises.Program enhancements include:$100 per traveller bonus commission for all non-group or charter bookings. For groups and charters, Adventurists earn a bonus of US$1,000 for 16-22 berths, $2,000 for 23-30 berths, and $3,000 for 31-44 berths.The top five agents of the year are invited on a free cruise as part of the Adventurist Advisory Board to exchange ideas with UnCruise Adventures executives.Grand Adventurists selling $100,000+ (approx. 20 berths) in annual UnCruise Adventures revenue will receive a free UnCruise for two, a special plaque, UnCruise Adventures logo wear and notation on their website listing.Priority Co-op marketing support.UnCruise Adventures’ small ships carry 22-90 passengers on voyages into Alaska, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Costa Rica & Panamá, Galápagos, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, and the Pacific Northwest.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsWith an emphasis on wilderness, wildlife, and culture, vessels offer outdoor activities including kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, skiff explorations, and paddle boarding. UnCruise Adventures “is dedicated to the highest standards of small-group travel and giving back to the places visited”, says the company.Agents can certify as an Adventurist by completing online tutorials and passing an exam at uncruise.com/travel-partners. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Journalist visits Costa Rica to celebrate World Press Freedom Day

first_imgNo related posts. Lynne Walker, a U.S. journalist and vice president of the nonprofit development organization the Institute of the Americas, visited Costa Rica May 3 to commemorate World Press Freedom Day.“I feel very honored to be here with you to celebrate the freedom of expression that you enjoy in this country,” Walker told journalists and other attendees at a presentation at Costa Rica’s Supreme Court in San José. “Costa Rica is an example for Latin America, a clear demonstration that when the press can … investigate, and when the press can hold accountable those who govern, the efforts of journalists strengthen the democracy of a country.”Walker, who is based in San Diego, California, in the United States, worked as a journalist for 15 years for a news service in Mexico and has won numerous awards for reporting on immigration in the U.S.She discussed threats to freedom of expression – a salient topic for a region where violence against reporters, particularly in Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, has reached alarming levels. Organized crime related to the illegal drug trade, Walker said, is a driving factor behind many of the deadly attacks against journalist in Latin America.Walker touched on topics of corruption and self-censorship by journalists in the face of physical threats.“When violence is committed against one journalist,” Walker said, “violence is committed against all of us.”Walker’s speech was organized by the U.S. Embassy, the Supreme Court, the Institute for the Press and Freedom of Expression and the Costa Rica Journalists’ Association. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Pacific World expands across Asia

first_imgPacific World the integrated global DMC and event management organization has announced today a new partnership in the Philippines, expanding the business into its 30th country.With this expansion, Pacific World now operates in over 100 destinations around the world and has the widest presence of any DMC business in Asia.Pacific World Philippines is a commercial partnership between Pacific World and local DMC, Blue Horizon Travel & Tours.Both companies have joined hands to combine Pacific World’s global experience and standards with Blue Horizon’s local expertise and knowledge.Pacific World Philippines will operate from a central office in Makati, Metro Manila, and also has operational support from offices located in Cebu, Boracay and Bohol.Pacific World strategic development director Harsha Krishnan, said that the Philippines has finally been reached by Pacific World.“The Philippines has been a big gap in the Asian presence of Pacific World and we are pleased today to be able to fill it with the support of Blue Horizon Travel & Tours, Inc. With this expansion Pacific World will have added capabilities to deliver a one-stop solution for all our clients across Asia,” Mr Harsha Krishnan said.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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After a scoreless first quarter Seattles defense

first_imgAfter a scoreless first quarter, Seattle’s defense created the first scoring opportunity of the game, when Bobby Wagner picked off a C.J. Beathard pass at the 49ers’ 16-yard line. Wilson cashed in two plays later on a 2-yard touchdown run.San Francisco would close the gap with two field goals from Robbie Gould and early in the third quarter, the Seahawks’ lead was just a point.That’s when Wilson took over. He hit Nick Vannett on a 17-yard touchdown pass to put Seattle up 14-6. On the first play of the fourth quarter, he capped a 63-yard drive with a 1-yard scoring pass to Jimmy Graham. Blair Walsh would add a fourth-quarter field goal to put the game out of reach for Seattle.The only intrigue left came with just over a minute to play when Beathard left the game with an injury and newly-acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was pressed into to his first duty as a 49er. Garoppolo completed both of his pass attempts, including a 10-yard touchdown to Louis Murphy on the game’s final play to make things look a little more respectable.Stat of the Game: Wilson wasn’t sacked Sunday, marking the first time in 2017 he hasn’t been.He Said It (Seattle): “He’s an incredible player. He did not practice this week. He was able to only work out with the trainers a little bit and to come through and have another big game with the play of the game for the defense, that’s just the way he’s been doing it.” — Seattle coach Pete Carroll on Bobby Wagner He Said It (San Francisco): “We just have to get better in all phases of the game.” — 49ers quarterback C.J. BeathardWhat’s Next: The 49ers hit the road to take on the Bears while the Seahawks will host the NFC’s top team, the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night at CenturyLink Field.Award WinnersOffensive Player of the Week: Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams – Goff continued his stellar sophomore season with 354 passing yards and two touchdowns against the Saints.Defensive Player of the Week: Chandler Jones, OLB, Arizona Cardinals – Seattle’s Bobby Wagner was great, but Jones was a wrecking ball against Jacksonville with six tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks and a pass defensed.Special Teams Player of the Week: Phil Dawson, K, Arizona Cardinals – Dawson hit four field goals, including a career-long 57-yarder with one second left to give the Cardinals a win.Standings Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories In Week 12 of the NFL season, nobody could find any separation in the NFC West standings.The Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams all landed in the win column, keeping things status quo for another week in the division.Here’s a closer look at what went down this week in the NFC West.Arizona Cardinals 27, Jacksonville Jaguars 24Just when you thought the Cardinals were circling the drain, they turn in easily their most impressive win of the season by beating Jacksonville, who entered the contest with a four-game winning streak. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact TeamWinsLossesTiesPoints ForPoints Against The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling From that point, the teams would trade field goals deep into the fourth. Will Lutz of the Saints had two, Zuerlein hit three, and the Rams led 26-13 nearing the two-minute warning. Drew Brees marched the Saints down the field and hit Kamara on a 15-yard touchdown pass to make it a six-point game with 1:45 left.But with no timeouts remaining, New Orleans had to try an onside kick, and Watkins recovered, giving the Rams the ball and the win.Stat of the Game: Goff’s 354 yards were one off his career-high, set in a Week 10 win over Houston. In the Rams’ last three games, Goff has completed 67-of-102 passes for 1,020 yards with nine touchdowns and one interception.He Said It: “After a tough, humbling loss against Minnesota, I love the way our guys responded this week with a week of preparation.” — Rams head coach Sean McVayWhat’s Next: A trip to the desert to face the Cardinals in Glendale on Sunday.Seattle Seahawks 24, San Francisco 49ers 13Russell Wilson didn’t have his best game, but he did more than enough to propel the Seahawks to a win on the road in Santa Clara.The Seattle quarterback ran for a score and threw two touchdown passes while the Seahawks’ defense put the clamps on San Francisco for their eighth straight victory in the rivalry. 1100187284 0 Comments   Share   It looked like the game was headed to overtime, but Gabbert navigated Arizona into field goal range, and Dawson booted a 57-yard field goal (a career-long) to seal it for Arizona.Stat of the Game: The Cardinals defense, which struggled in a Week 11 loss to Houston, held Leonard Fournette to a season-low 25 rushing yards on 12 carries.He Said It: “Don’t bury us quite yet.” — Arizona head coach Bruce Arians.What’s Next: The Cardinals are home for the second of three straight games at University of Phoenix Stadium when they host the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams.Los Angeles Rams 26, New Orleans Saints 20The New Orleans Saints got to southern California with an eight-game winning streak intact.The left with a loss, as Jared Goff threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams’ win.Goff got things started off early, hitting Sammy Watkins on a 5-yard touchdown pass on the game’s opening possession. Greg Zuerlein stretched the lead to 10 with a 50-yard field goal and it looked like the Rams might cruise.The Saints responded quickly on Alvin Kamara’s 74-yard touchdown run with just over two minutes left in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Goff struck again, hitting Josh Reynolds on a 7-yard scoring strike. 560203278 830329206 740266212 Arizona jumped on the Jags early, getting two field goals from Phil Dawson and a 29-yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert to Ricky Seals-Jones for a 13-0 lead.Jacksonville would get points before halftime when Josh Lambo connected on a 43-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in the second quarter.Dawson booted another field goal to stretch the lead back to 13, and that’s when Jacksonville got going. Blake Bortles capped a 75-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Then early in the fourth, Calais Campbell, in his first game back in Arizona after a decade with the Cardinals, scooped up a Gabbert fumble and rumbled 10 yards for a touchdown to give Jacksonville his first lead.But the Cardinals, who have repeatedly been accused by their own head coach of not responding well to adversity, bounced right back when Gabbert hit Jaron Brown on a 52-yard touchdown pass with just over nine minutes to play to put the Cardinals back up by a touchdown.Following a 68-yard kickoff return by Corey Grant, Jacksonville was in business. Bortles completed passes on the first three plays of the possession, then did the honors himself on a 17-yard touchdown run that tied the game again.Adversity was again present. This time, it bit the Cardinals. A second-down pass by Gabbert was picked off by Barry Church at the Jacksonville 42-yard line with 3:38 left. Four plays later, Tyrann Mathieu got the ball back, picking off Bortles inside the Cardinals’ 40.last_img read more

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