Daily Postcard: Cirrus Fibratus Clouds Spotted Saturday

first_imgDaily Postcard: Cirrus fibratus clouds are spotted wisping across the sky Saturday morning on the way down the hill from Los Alamos, near Pojoaque High School. Cirrus clouds often produce hair-like filaments—similar to the virga produced in liquid–water clouds—called fall streaks, and are made of heavier ice crystals that fall from the cloud. The sizes and shapes of fall streaks are determined by the wind shear. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Cirrus fibratus clouds spotted in the sky Saturday morning on the way down the hill from Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbslast_img read more

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Nippon Paper captures first title

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Former NHL forward Derek Plante set up all three goals by Sato, who also had a hand in a third-period goal from Ryan Haruo Kuwabara and was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img SAPPORO – Masashi Sato scored three goals in less than nine minutes in the second period as the Nippon Paper Cranes came from behind twice to beat Oji Paper 6-4 to win its first national championship title Sunday.With Nippon Paper trailing 2-1, Sato tied the score 9 minutes, 57 seconds into the second period and added two more goals in succession to give the Cranes the lead for good in the final at the Makomanai indoor rink.last_img read more

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Leeds v QPR player ratings

first_imgQPR secured another win – and another clean sheet – with their victory against Leeds maintaining an impressive start to the season. Here’s how we rated the players in their triumph at Elland Road.Rob Green: 7Made a couple of excellent interventions and was solid throughout.Danny Simpson: 7Created an early chance for Shaun Wright-Phillips and did well defensively too.AdChoices广告Richard Dunne: 7Is getting better as his fitness improves. Excellent in the air and quicker than he is given credit for.Nedum Onuoha: 8A rock at the back for Rangers. Onuoha has started the season brilliantly and his display at Elland Road was crucial to his team’s success.Hill’s goal gave Rangers the points.Clint Hill: 8As well as scoring the all-important goal, the R’s skipper was excellent again. He was dependable at the back and willing to get forward when possible.Gary O’Neil: 5A somewhat disappointing performance by the recent signing, who gave the ball away a number of times and looked off the pace.Karl Henry: 6Did well during an important 15-minute spell in the second half but was shoddy at times in the first, with one mishap almost leading to a Leeds goal.Joey Barton: 8Had another fine game in midfield, clearly relishing the stick he was getting from the home fans. His passing was simple and effective and his wickedly delivered free-kick from the left led to Rangers’ goal. Was also denied a perfectly good goal of his own when he netted only to be wrongly adjudged to be offside.Shaun Wright-Phillips: 7Another under-performer who has improved of late – no doubt partly because of the difference between Premier League and Championship level. Missed a good chance to score but overall had a decent game and looked dangerous, especially when cutting in from the flank.Charlie Austin: 6Worked hard up front but had a frustrating time in front of goal, not least when shooting high and wide when a good chance was created for him.Andy Johnson: 7Not much came his way in terms of clear-cut opportunities but his movement caused Leeds problems and he linked up well with the likes of Barton and Wright-Phillips.Junior Hoilett: 7Made a welcome return for Rangers following a hamstring problem and looked lively when he came on midway through the second half. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img See also:Captain Clint gives QPR victory at Leedslast_img read more

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This is mud offered to mess with our minds

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to a letter titled, “Why did Buxton reject the 2017 prison escapee?” by Mr. Frederick Kissoon (July 24, 2017, KN). In it, Mr Kissoon made a number of questionable statements. First, he is attempting to create an impression that the 2002 escapees had big support from drug lords, when he says: “The 2002 escapees also had drug connections and were helped by those drug lords to embed themselves in Buxton.”I sincerely doubt this to be true. It may be true that some small-time dealers became ensnared in the 2002 escapees’ web of violence; or the escapees used drugs or had worked for drug lord before; and maybe drugs were used as part of their payment for crimes committed.But as far as popular opinion went, persons commonly referred to as drug lords in Guyana did not, arguably, offer support for the escapees. If anything, they fought them. The public should be careful about any attempt to replace the political support that the escapees received, with some story about support from drug lords. This is mud offered to mess with our minds.Secondly, the escapees were “embedded” in Buxton because they received strong political support from a certain section of our political community. Mr Kissoon is saying very little when he states: “Two Cabinet Ministers in the present government had contacts with the gunmen, one of them more than the other. This was the extent of the connection between politics and the Buxton conspirators.”That’s all, really? If two Cabinet ministers dealt with gunmen, why isn’t Mr Kissoon asking for their resignation? Why this great media silence about politicians who helped the escapees?Who are they? They are those persons who never won a free election on their own since they formed a political party in 1957. Their top political leader then said that Buxton had no criminals. They did nothing for about seven months as Guyanese, including their own supporters, were being pommeled by the escapees, and then said that if they are to help stop the violence, they must first get political concessions.Truth be told, the escapees’ political agenda almost succeeded. They compromised the army and left the police demoralised with some 2 dozen members dead. But the escapees and their politician friends were still beaten. They did not anticipate the rise of the phantom – they invented their own war and then lost it.This partially explains the silence in the media about the friends of the 2002 escapees (but we hear about laptop computers repeatedly). One primary political leader referred to this loss as the “Troubles” in one of his books. That’s it? The “Troubles”? How about a failed attempt to overthrow a legitimate government? Because the media refuses to talk about the 2002 escapees’ political friends, we have the new group of escapees.Finally, if people listen to Mr Kissoon and think the “July 2017 jail break marauders are long gone” and “may be heading for foreign territory,” and “do not have Georgetown-based political connections,” then good luck to them.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertablast_img read more

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