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first_imgAt last week’s meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission accepted a petition to list Upper Klamath-Trinity River Spring Chinook Salmon as endangered, starting the process of a status review to be completed by the CDFW. The one-year review will determine if a CESA listing by the Commission may be warranted. After reviewing the best scientific data available, CDFW will either make a recommendation to the Commission to list the springers as either endangered or threatened. …last_img read more

first_imgThe Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory are using robotic gliders to track what happens in the ocean. Their work will help with research, which could contribute positively to responding to climate change and the “blue” economy. A robotic glider gathers data in the Southern Ocean off the coast of Cape Town. (Image: SOCCO gliders, Twitter) • How much do you know about the ocean?  • South Africa moves to unlock ‘blue economy’  • Gallery: Celebrate Marine Month in South Africa • Plans to tap into South Africa’s oceans on track  Compiled by Priya PitamberRobotic gliders, looking much like a combination of a surf board and a missile with solar panels, are helping South African researchers learn more about the ocean.The gliders help to gather important data for research and development.Speaking to Munyaradzi Makoni writing for the science and technology news website, SciDev.Net, Sebastiaan Swart, a principal scientist with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said: “These cutting-edge robotic gliders will shape the future of marine research and environmental monitoring of the Southern Ocean and South African waters.”The CSIR and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory (SOCCO) are using the gliders to track what happens in the ocean.They examine behaviour such as the impact of carbon dioxide and the increase of phytoplankton, a microscopic algae living on the ocean surface.Our two #wavegliders on the heli-deck of the #SAAghulas2 out on the wintery Southern Ocean.(Photo cred: @H3ndrikJvR ) pic.twitter.com/KM2nLgp3yq — SOCCO – CSIR (@SOCCOgliders) July 29, 2015The gilders also help the scientists to understand how circular currents of water, or eddies as they are called, move nutrients to the ocean surface. The effects of these on the Southern Ocean and changing climate patterns, however, are not yet fully understood.This is of great concern to Swart because he said creatures living in the ocean were vulnerable to even the smallest of changes in the environment.“One [of our] research gaps that we hope to address with these gliders, in conjunction with satellites and computer models, is better understanding the role of small-scale features such as ocean eddies and currents and short term events [storms] on the overall state of the ocean,” said Swart.Little is known about the Southern, or Antarctic, Ocean. Simply sailing in it for longer periods is not enough for scientists to unravel its mysteries, such as the diverse life species it supports. Swart said investigations done from research ships and data from satellites exclusively was not sufficient.The #Seagliders being tested for their next #scientific mission on a sunny winter’s morning in #CapeTown. pic.twitter.com/vLQim7FvJM — SOCCO – CSIR (@SOCCOgliders) July 3, 2015Maiden voyageThe first gliders were deployed in September 2012, according to SciDev.net, near Gough Island, some 2 000 kilometres south-west of Cape Town.For six months, the robots collected data that was sent back to CSIR scientists. The location and depth of the bots were controlled remotely through satellite communication. Since then, there has been no looking back and “additional long-endurance robotics experiments have taken place on an annual basis”, reads SciDev.Swart said that if it was understood now how the Southern Ocean worked and interacted with the environment, the better the chances would be to lessen the effects of climate change.There are nine gliders in the fleet, which could increase depending on the need for further research. “Four surface wave gliders ride the ocean surface measuring CO2, acidity, among other surface ocean physical variables,” wrote Makoni. “Five profiling gliders can dive to a maximum depth of one kilometre below the ocean surface.”Helping the economySouth Africa’s oceans already contribute R54-billion (about US$3.2-million) to the country’s economy, and Swart is optimistic that glider research missions will be able to increase this sum.They may also contribute to ocean governance and resource development for Operation Phakisa, South Africa’s programme launched in 2014 to reap the maximum benefit from the ocean while minimising any harm.“Gliders are a key part of unlocking the wealth of our ocean blue economy,” Swart said. “They can assist in understanding the ocean, protecting and managing its resources, and manage disasters and pollution.”All in one photo: one of our #Robots, a #Whale and the lovely #CapeTown! pic.twitter.com/CLL9eXfyRZ — SOCCO – CSIR (@SOCCOgliders) April 9, 2015last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts FreshBooks, an online invoicing favorite among many small businesses and freelancers, rolled out an integration with PayPal Business Payments today, giving users the option to charge clients online rather than waiting for a paper check. FreshBooks has always been great at kicking out a nice-looking PDF invoice, which can be emailed to the client or printed out and sent via snail mail. Of course, even the email option requires businesses to wait a few days for the payment to be mailed or directly deposited into their bank accounts. Naturally, enabling Web-based payments tends to result in invoices getting paid faster, a fact demonstrated last year in a study conducted by Harvest, another Web invoicing provider. Folks with larger invoices to send will be delighted to know that PayPal is charging a flat rate of 50 cents for each transaction, rather than a percentage. “FreshBooks has been waiting for it since our inception in 2003,” wrote the company’s head of communications John Coates in a blog post. “Finally, we’re closer to saying goodbye to the paper check.”This feature is currently only available to businesses based in the United States. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img john paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#biz#tips last_img read more

first_imgHere’s a true story: One non-hustler says to another non-hustler, “How’s it going?” The second non-hustler says, “I am on the right side of the dirt.” The first non-hustler says, “Well, that’s as good as it gets.”No. That is not “as good as it gets.” “It” gets way better than just being on “the other side of the dirt.”What You Tell YourselfNon-hustler’s make very poor language choices. Those choices provide a clear view into their mindset, and the language they use puts them in a disempowered state. Words like, “I am on the right side of the dirt,” or “Any day above ground is a good day.” That’s not setting the bar very high, is it?If you ask a non-hustler how they are, they’ll say, “I’m okay.” Why on Earth would you want to be “Okay.” They’ll tell you that they “hate Mondays,” “can’t wait for Fridays,” that Wednesday is “hump day,” and that you shouldn’t “work too hard.” Who wants to be “okay?” That sounds like mediocrity, doesn’t it?They’ll also tell you they are “living the dream,” but said in such a way to make sure you know that they aren’t deeply engaged with what they’re doing and that they are cynical. This is how non-hustlers identify each other.Empowering Words, Empowered MindsetHustlers are different. If you ask them how they are, they will say something like,“Excellent,” or “Wonderful.” They tell you that they are “killing it,” or that they are “crushing it.” This is a very different mindset than that of the non-hustler, and so it comes with very different language choices.The hustler doesn’t notice anything different about Mondays and Fridays. On both days, they’re engaged with their work and their life. Because they are engaged in their lives, they don’t see Wednesday as being significant because it is half way to the weekend; they like all the days.You’ll never hear a hustler say, “Don’t work too hard,” or that they are “just happy to be on the right side of the dirt.”Your brain is designed to keep you alive. That is its primary function. But that doesn’t mean that your goal should be simply survival. You are capable of way more.You are here to do something meaningful, to passionately engage with life, and to thrive.last_img read more

first_imgUP hopeful Ricafort can still play Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “We were very soft defensively and we conceded easy goals,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic, referring to their performance in the Tajik capital. “But this is football and anything can happen [on Tuesday night].”Spanish central defender Super Herrera returns from suspension, while Martin Steuble looks fit to start at rightback, giving the back line some stability and experience.“My players are ready to give everything,” added Vidakovic.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Busmen, who ruled the Asean zone at the expense of Singapore’s Home United, are unbeaten at home in this year’s AFC Cup, but the match will be their biggest test yet not only because of the strength of the opposition, but also because of the deficit they are facing.Ceres goalkeeper Roland Muller isn’t ruling out a mighty fightback from the Busmen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coming back from 4-0 is not easy but it’s not impossible,” said Muller. “We know what we did right and what we did wrong in the first leg. We’re playing at home so that should be a big boost for us.”The Busmen yielded twice in each half in Dushanbe as Istiklol capitalized on some poor defending from the Filipino side. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BACOLOD CITY—Southeast Asian zone champion Ceres-Negros tries to pull off the improbable when they host Istiklol of Tajikistan on Tuesday in the second leg of their AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal clash at Panaad Stadium.Beaten 0-4 in Dushanbe three weeks ago by the Tajik champions, the Busmen would need some sort of miracle to stay in the title hunt in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Reddish scored 16 of his 22 points after halftime and RJ Barrett added 13 for Duke, which won its eighth in a row despite shooting a season-low 37 percent from the field.Jordan Nwora had 23 points and Dwayne Sutton 15 for Louisville, which dropped its second straight. The Cardinals shot 42 percent, but just 9 of 24 in the second half.POLL IMPLICATIONSDuke continued its pursuit of the No. 1 spot with a gutsy rally. Louisville has work to do against Clemson if it wants to stay in the AP Top 25.BIG PICTUREDuke: The Blue Devils looked flat for 30 minutes and seemingly couldn’t make anything from the field. But they regrouped and came away with a strong, if ragged, follow-up to their win over Virginia. They were outrebounded 41-39 but came up with needed boards in the clutch.Louisville: Instead of bouncing back from a mistake-prone overtime loss at Florida State, the Cardinals are left wondering as they let one slip away. Seemingly in control for the first 10 minutes of the second half, they became tentative. They missed shots in the process and lost a chance to earn a signature win that could’ve strengthened their conference title hopes.UP NEXTDuke hosts North Carolina State on Saturday in the lone meeting between the Tobacco Road schools.Louisville hosts Clemson on Saturday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duke guard Jordan Goldwire, left, and forward Cam Reddish celebrate following the team’s 71-69 victory over Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking tired and beaten while trailing Louisville by 23 points, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told his players they would win the game.Whether he believed it or not didn’t matter. The Blue Devils bought in and found their energy in the final 10 minutes to mount one of their biggest comebacks ever.ADVERTISEMENT Cam Reddish made a tying 3-pointer with 1:28 left and the go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds remaining, helping the No. 2 Blue Devils overcome a second-half deficit to beat the No. 16 Cardinals 71-69 on Tuesday night.“I think our mentality changed,” Reddish said. “We didn’t want to go home with a loss. We had to fight for Duke, just give it our all for the name on our chest.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAfter making 2 of 17 shots to open the second half, Duke (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got hot to make 9 of 13 and shut down the Cardinals over the final 9:54. Zion Williamson (27 points, 12 rebounds) ignored foul trouble and instead drew whistles in his favor, making 8 of 9 from the line before Reddish added a couple of 3s in between free throws — the last two of which followed an official review of a play under Duke’s basket.Christen Cunningham tried to tie it for Louisville (17-8, 8-4), but his jumper in the lane bounced off the rim and into Williamson’s hands as the final seconds ticked off. The Blue Devils celebrated loudly as they left the court after completing the second-biggest second-half comeback in program history. Wired to win: Wire fox terrier is Westminster best in show Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “It just took us playing hard,” Williamson told ESPN after the game. “They were playing harder than us. Louisville’s a very great team, but we just had to play harder than them.”Not even Coach K could grasp that rally.“I did think we could play better,” he said. “I was positive, but I don’t know, belief. … At that point, I may have been telling them a lie.”The ploy worked because the Blue Devils also clamped down defensively with a combination of press and 2-2-1 zone that forced 13 second-half turnovers and left the Cardinals forcing passes and shots.“Give Duke great credit. Their kids never quit,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said. “They battled, they turned us over what seemed like a thousand times in the last four or five minutes. I’m stunned.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAs New Jersey awaits to host what should be a cold weather Super Bowl 48 amid a lot of speculation about the weather, fans are talking too about the matchups of the toughest defense in the game, the Seattle Seahawk’s NFC champions, trying to stop the gun of the Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning’s record-breaking season of 55 TD passes.The National Herald’s Executive Editor Constantinos Scaros and Online Editor Andy Dabilis took a look at how the teams sized up and both picked the Broncos to come out on top.SCAROS:Super Bowl 48, between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, basically can go four different ways: Denver winning big, Denver winning close, Seattle winning close, or Seattle winning big.First, what I’d like to see happen: I want the Broncos to win because I want Peyton Manning’s comeback to be complete. Besides, it always irritated me that his brother, Eli – who although is probably more clutch than his big brother, doesn’t even come close to possessing Peyton’s gifts as a field general – has won two Super Bowls to Peyton’s one.Then again, Eli had an absolutely dismal year while Peyton broke the all-time single season touchdown passing record, throwing an unbelievable 55 touchdowns, so I think the “who’s the better Manning” debate has been settled once and for all.Druthers aside, what does my head tell me? Denver has the league’s top offense and Seattle the top defense, which makes this a battle for the ages indeed. But a closer look reveals that Denver’s forte, its passing offense, might be overinflated because the Broncos have played against only a couple of the top-rated defensive teams all year.Similarly, Seattle held teams to an average of 14 points per game but did not exactly play the NFL’s most explosive offenses. Essentially, then, both teams’ identical and superb 13-3 regular season records were boosted by rather easy schedules.That said, Seattle had impressive scoring bursts even against some good defenses, whereas Denver, which scored an average of 37.9 points per game in the regular season, had games of only 29 and 12 against some of the better defenses.Seattle scored about 26 points per game, Denver allowed about 24, and so if Seattle musters 25 for the Super Bowl, that is to be expected. The real disparity is with how many points Denver is accustomed to scoring per game (nearly 38) and how many Seattle gives up (just 14).The scenario seems tailor-made for Manning – known to blow big games – to fall apart, as Seattle laughs all the way to the Lombardi Trophy. A 37-19 final score, with the Seahawks on top, seems very likely. But I’m sayin’ otherwise: Broncos 28-21.Theirs is not your run-of-the-mill high-octane offense. This is Peyton Manning’s career year – 55 touchdowns – and he just seems to be getting better and better. He has taken adlib play-calling to new levels of greatness, and even the Seahawks’ ferocious defense won’t be able to stop him. Manning has had an outstanding season, and has shown real mettle in the playoffs this year, spreading the ball to numerous targets. This is no Manning to Marvin Harrison or to Reggie Wayne-type offense like in Indianapolis.Given all those factors, not to mention experience (by contrast, Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson, a fine player in his own right, is in the Super Bowl for the very first time), I pick the Broncos. Of course, given my opening remarks, it could just be wishful thinking.A very good friend of mine, who played high school football and is a lifelong student of the game, likes to say: “Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships.” This year’s Broncos are going to do both.ANDY D:Being old enough to remember the FIRST Super Bowl, when it seemed the Kansas City Chiefs might actually hang tough against the indomitable Green Bay Packers before Bart Starr found Max McGee, and old enough to remember when the New Jersey Giants were the New York Giants and the New England Patriots were the Boston Patriots (and still should be) I can add some perspective to this one 47 years later.First, the Seahawks braggadocio defense back Richard Sherman may be a Stanford grad but he apparently didn’t study football history or he would know what happened when Chiefs DB Fred “The Hammer” Williamson promised to knock cold Green Bay receivers: it was Williamson who found himself prone on the field with his lights out and while no one wishes injury on anyone, we could settle for Sherman being so embarrassed by Peyton Manning that he hangs his head in the shame he deserves for being a big-mouthed bad winner in the game against the San Francisco 49’ers.Sherman may have tipped the end zone pass but he didn’t intercept it and a word of praise for his teammate who did, Malcolm Smith, and the rest of the Seattle players – plus just a touch of humility and recognition that but for a tipped pass his team would have lost – would have made him American’s football darling instead of its loathed loudmouth.This game will disprove the much-loved football axiom that a good defense beats a good offense because there’s a more apt boxing term: a good big man will beat a good little man every time, and Manning is the big man in this one, even if he’s not the best QB in Denver history: John Elway is.When the Super Bowl annals are written, no one will remember who Russell Wilson was because he’s just a poseur compared to Manning, even though this game shapes up to be one that is not a big draw compared to many of the others in its history.And while everyone’s talking about Seattle’s Big D you have to remember that if Denver took care of Tom Brady that it can handle a guy named Wilson, who’s not even in the same league. This game will be won on the arm – of Manning – not on the legs of Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch or Wilson’s passing. Lynch is a strong, tough runner but he’s not Jim Brown, still the greatest football player ever.Manning had a Joe Namath kind of year, except that he had four more games to do set the record of 55 TD’s passing, and what’s even more important is that he didn’t throw an interception against the Patriots.The two strengths – Seattle’s defense and Denver’s offense – are even. But Denver’s defense is better than Seattle’s offense, an overlooked factor in all the building hype, and it will come down to who’s cooler under pressure, Manning or Wilson, and Manning has just too much experience to be rattled in such a big game. Plus, as he said: “I’m an AFC guy.”Me too, so this one’s for the Boston Patriots and the AFL and if there’s any justice it will end with Manning throwing a fadeaway winner over Sherman and then having enough class – like Jim Brown – not to boast but to walk away a winner and like someone, who, as Brown said, acts like he’s been there before because he has. Denver 24-21.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgGareth Bale scored a sensational 11-minute hat-trick as Real Madrid began their quest for a third successive Club World Cup by beating Kashima Antlers 3-1.The Real forward had been doubtful for the semi-final clash in Abu Dhabi due to an ankle sprain but proved his fitness in superb style. He calmly slotted home the opener in the closing stages of the first half, before his quick-fire double early in the second period put the game beyond the Japanese opponents. Shoma Doi reduced the deficit 12 minutes from time but Real cruised through to Saturday’s final, where they will face Al-Ain after the UAE side’s shock penalty shootout victory over the Copa Libertadores champions River Plate on Tuesday. Real struggled to create in the first half against Kashima until Bale broke the deadlock a minute before the break. The former Tottenham man collected the ball wide on the left and, following a stylish one-two with left-back Marcelo, slotted home via the right post.He did not have to wait long for another opportunity and duly doubled his team’s advantage eight minutes after the restart by seizing on a calamitous mix-up between Kashima defender Shuto Yamamoto and goalkeeper Kwoun Sun-tae to find the empty net. Bale, whose brace gave Real victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final in May, completed his treble two minutes later. Marcelo was once again the provider, sliding the ball into the box for Bale to take a touch and then emphatically lash the ball into the top-right corner.The Wales international, who now has 10 goals for the season in all competitions, was replaced by Marco Asensio with half an hour remaining to preserve his fitness for the final, before Doi’s low shot under Thibaut Courtois was allowed to stand following a video assistant referee review for a potential offside. Asensio limped off to be replaced by Casemiro after Lucas Vázquez wasted an excellent chance for a fourth. Share on Facebook River Plate stunned by Al Ain in Club World Cup shootout match reports Gareth Bale Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Real Madridcenter_img Share on LinkedIn Read more Share via Email Club World Cup Topics Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Kashima Antlerslast_img read more

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino expects a hammering from Cardiffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players to expect a battering against Cardiff City.Pochettino admits his men now need to brace themselves for a bruising ­encounter in South Wales.“It’s a tough place to play,” said the Argentinean. “It’s going to be difficult.“Cardiff’s physicality makes them a very dangerous team and a very ­difficult one to play against. They have some talented players, too.“Cardiff won against Leicester [on Saturday] — after Leicester had two amazing victories against Chelsea and Manchester City. They lost, at home, to Cardiff. And Cardiff are going to have all the confidence. It’s going to be a tough game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMinister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams (right), plants a fruit tree at the Ministry’s National Heroes Circle offices on Friday (October 4) to mark National Tree Planting Day. Observing is head gardner at the Ministry, Michael McGaw. Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Darlene Morrison (left), participates in a National Tree Planting Day exercise at the Ministry’s National Heroes Circle offices on Friday (October 4). Assisting is head gardner at the Ministry. Michael McGaw.last_img read more