How the House and Senate Want to Stimulate Science

first_imgThe Senate yesterday released its markup of the massive stimulus package, an $825 billion spending and tax bill meant to revitalize the U.S. economy. As with the draft released by the House of Representatives, the Senate package includes billions for federal scientific research. In many cases, the level of funding for research and related activities differs quite a bit from what the House wants. Here’s a first cut at the overall numbers, ranked roughly by increasing disparity. The House was voting today on amendments to its bill and is expected to pass it today or tomorrow; the Senate will then pass its bill. The two sides are hoping to pass a stimulus package by 16 February, President’s Day. Stay tuned for further analysis agency-by-agency. Links to past coverage below, with agencies apart from NIH after the jump. National Institutes of Health House: $3.5 billion (includes $1.5 billion for extramural research, over 2 years, $1.5 billion for extramural facilities, and $500 million for on-campus buildings.)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Senate: $3.5 billion ($2.7 billion split between director’s office and the institutes, $500 million for on-campus buildings, and $300 million for extramural instrumentation.) Department of Defense (Biodefense) House: $900 million (including $430 million for BARDA and $420 million for pandemic flu vaccine development)Senate: $870 million (entirely for flu vaccine development)NOAA House: $1 billion (including $600 million for climate sensors and modeling, $400 million for habitat restoration)Senate: $1.2 billion (including $795 million for facilities and equipment, $427 million for restoration and maintenance)Department of Energy House: $41 billion (including $2 billion for the Office of Science, which supports U.S. physics, and $400 million for ARPA-E)Senate: $40 billion (including $430 million for Office of Science, $2.6 billion for energy efficiency and renewable-energy research)NIST House: $520 million (including $300 million for extramural buildings, $100 million for intramural research, and $70 million for Technology Innovation Program)Senate: $575 million (including $357 million for intramural facilities, $218 million for competitive grants) U.S. Geological Survey House: $200 million (to upgrade labs, enhance National Map project and various monitoring networks)Senate: $135 million National Science Foundation House: $3 billion (including $2 billion for research, $100 million for education, $400 million for major new facilities, $300 million for instrumentation, and $200 million for academic renovation)Senate: $1.4 billion (including $1 billion for research, $50 million for education, $150 million for new facilities, and $200 million for instrumentation) NASA House: $600 million (including $400 million for science, $150 million for aeronautics, and $50 million for repairs to NASA facilities damaged by hurricanes)Senate: $1.5 billion ($500 million for science, $250 million for aeronautics, $500 milllion for human exploration, and $250 million for hurricane repairs)last_img read more

Usain Bolt decides not to race again this year

first_imgSix-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided not to race again this year after his triple gold medal haul at last month’s world championships in China.”After the excitement of the past few weeks at the World T&F (Track & Field) Championships in Beijing I have decided not to race again in 2015,” Bolt wrote on his Facebook page.The 29-year-old swept all three sprint titles for the fifth time at a major global championships going back to the 2008 Beijing Olympics after an injury-disrupted season.Also read: Usain Bolt wins fourth straight 200m world title However, he has opted to concentrate on the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games by bringing the curtain down on his season early.”I am already thinking about next year and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio where I will attempt to defend my titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m,” Bolt added.”I will enjoy a short break from training now to recharge before resuming background training next month.”Bolt’s decision means he will miss Friday’s Diamond League finale in Brussels where he was due to race in the 200 metres.Also read: Usain Bolt wins world 100 metres title in 9.79s “I have competed in Brussels many times over the years and it is always one of the best meets on the circuit. The track is fast and they always have a full house,” Bolt added.”I was looking forward to running there this year but I’m happy to end the season without any injuries and ready to go for 2016.”advertisementlast_img read more

Narsingh Yadav’s Rio dreams hinge on United World Wrestling decision

first_imgNarsingh Yadav may have been cleared from the doping charges but there is still no clarity on whether he will be able to represent India at the Rio Olympics in the 74kg.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is waiting for a response from the world body on whether Narsingh can be reinstated in place Praveen Rana to represent India in Rio.The United World Wrestling (UWW) has said that it is reviewing WFI’s request to reinstate Narsingh and will soon come up with a decision. (Narsingh thanks PM Modi for helping him get justice)On Tuesday, the WFI met Indian Olympic Association (IOA)  secretary general Rajeev Mehta, urging him to forward their request to the Rio Olympics Organising Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).”On June 25, we had written to the international body (UWW) and had conveyed to them if the Narsingh is exonerated, she should be allowed to compete at the Olympics,” WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh told India Today.”Since then, I have been in touch with the top officials in the world body almost on daily basis. If they had any issues with it, they would have surely indicated to me, so I am confident that Narsingh will get to compete in Rio,” Singh told India Today.On Tuesday, WFI officials handed over documents regarding Narsingh and the order of the anti-doping disciplinary panel to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta.”We have asked the IOA to forward our request to the IOC and the organising committee of the Rio Games. Hopefully, IOA will send that request to IOC tomorrow,” said Singh. (Ball in WADA’s court)advertisementWhat also has to be seen is whether or not the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appeals against the verdict by the anti-doping disciplinary panel.The appeal could come up before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and under the current circumstances, the WADA would be tempted to challenge the decision, which was a first of its kind.CAS has opened its ad hoc division in Rio de Janeiro to fast-track any doping related issues that come up during the Olympic Games. If WADA does challenge the decision, his case might come up for hearing in the same ad hoc division.last_img read more

Video: Devastating Truck-Stick During LSU Spring Game Today

first_imgLSU cheerleaders run around the field with flags.BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 13: Members of the Louisiana State University Tigers cheerleaders celebrate after a touchdown during the game against the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Tiger Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers defeated the Warhawks 51-0. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Top programs in college football are conducting their spring games today, which should give fans a little taste of action. Out of all the plays going viral from this afternoon, the most epic moment comes from the LSU Tigers.LSU finished last season with a victory over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl. The Tigers should have a stout defense and strong rushing attack for 2019.Although the leading rusher for LSU, Nick Brossette, has moved on from the program, head coach Ed Orgeron should have plenty of options. Clyde Edwards-Helaire might be the favorite to become the workhorse in the backfield, but second-year tailback Chris Curry will not got away quietly.During the third quarter of the spring game, Curry trucked Kenan Jones on an explosive run. His power on the play looked reminiscent of a young Marshawn Lynch.It’s not an ideal welcoming for Jones, who is making the transition from wideout to safety.Check it out:Chris Curry steamrolls Kenan Jones. Ed Orgeron once said Curry reminded him of Marshawn Lynch. Certainly showed it there. #LSU pic.twitter.com/HyvMlNFvsD— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) April 6, 2019Curry saw only eight carries this past season for the Tigers. However, he did show flashes of excellence in high school and was the No. 15 tailback in the 2018 recruiting class, per 247Sports.Perhaps he’ll get the opportunity to shine with LSU in his second year.last_img read more

India keen to break 9-year Sultan Azlan Shah drought, says Mandeep Singh

first_imgIndia keen to break 9-year Sultan Azlan Shah drought, says Mandeep SinghMandeep Singh, who has led from the front with five goals in four matches, says India will look to win the two remaining matches at the 2019 Sultan Azalan Shah.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service IpohMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 17:41 IST Mandeep Singh said he is sure India can finish with the gold medal (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMandeep Singh has led from the front with five goals in four matchesIndia have managed to get 10 points from four matches in the tournamentIndia and Korea have qualified for Saturday’s final with a match in handAfter securing their berth in the final of the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with one match remaining in the pool stages, the Indian men’s hockey team is upbeat and confident of finishing the tournament as champions.Speaking on the eve of their final group game against Poland, forward Mandeep Singh who has been in top form throughout the tournament believes the team is looking forward to putting their best foot forward in the remaining two matches to win the Sultan Azlan Shah trophy for the first time since 2010.”We do know we have qualified for the final. But it does not mean we are going to take it lightly against Poland. We are determined to keep performing to the best of our abilities and to win our remaining two matches based on good performances,” said Mandeep.On the prospect of playing Korea in the final match after the two teams drew their pool match 1-1, he said: “We know Korea is a strong side, but we are doing everything to minimise errors. It is going to be our first final of 2019, and we are all well prepared to face them. We have learnt a lot about them from our 1-1 draw in the pool stages, and I feel tomorrow’s match against Poland will also give us a chance to prepare well for the final.”Speaking about the areas on which his team has focused, Mandeep said, “We have had a good tournament, so far, as we have 10 points from our four matches. But we would have liked to get all the 12 points on the board. We have tried to improve as a unit and being a part of the forward line, I feel we have focused on making more circle penetrations, getting more shots on target and regaining possession quickly. If we can execute all these perfectly in the next two matches, I am sure we can finish with the gold medal.”advertisementThe young forward has scored five goals in four matches, including a hat-trick against Canada on Wednesday. But Mandeep credited the team for creating the opportunities for him.”I think the job of a striker is the easiest when you are in good form, and right now I feel like I am playing well. The credit for my goals obviously goes to my teammates who create the opportunities and space for me to do my bit. My focus during the matches when we are attacking is always on positioning myself correctly so that whenever there is a chance, I can make the most of it by converting it into a goal for my team,” he said.Also Read | Graham Reid front-runner for Indian men’s hockey team coach jobFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah CupFollow IndiaFollow Mandeep Singhlast_img read more

Sushil Kumar suffers crushing defeat on competitive return at Medved tournament

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 21:53 IST Sushil Kumar will undergo trails for world championships upon return to India (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSushil was competing for the 1st time since Asian Games 2018Sushil was pinned by Bekzod Abdurakhmonov in the 74kg quarterfinalsSushil is to compete in the World Championship trials upon his return to IndiaCelebrated Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar’s much-anticipated return to the mat after one year ended with a crushing defeat as he was pinned by world number five Bekzod Abdurakhmonov in the 74kg quarterfinals at the Medved tournament in Minsk, Belarus.The Uzbek grappler, a reigning Asian Games champion, got hold of Sushil’s right leg and earned four points. He then pushed the Indian out of the mat to add two more.Another leg attack by the reigning World Championship bronze medallist had Sushil flummoxed and soon the Uzbek pinned Sushil to end the bout in just 90 seconds.It was Sushil Kumar’s first tournament after a failed campaign at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, where he made a first-round exit.The two-time Olympic medallist is to compete in the World Championship trials upon his return to the country.Injured Praveen Kumar and Jitender had sought time from the Wrestling Federation of India to challenge Sushil in 74kg trials, prompting the WFI to delay the trials in this category.Sushil does not figure even in the world’s top-20 in his category while Amit Kumar Dhankar, who is from the same ‘Akhara’ where Sushil trains, is ranked number nine in the 74kg.Also Read | Mary Kom, Bhaichung Bhutia in 12-member selection panel for national sports awardsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sushil KumarFollow Indian wrestling Sushil Kumar suffers crushing defeat on competitive return at Medved tournamentIndia’s Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was pinned by world number five Bekzod Abdurakhmonov in the 74kg quarterfinals at Medved tournament on Friday. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Video: El Ferdaous Presents Bill Creating the National Investment and Exports…

Rabat – Othmane El Ferdaous, Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Digital Investment, presented before the House of Representations on Tuesday a set of reforms, aimed at strengthening the National Agency for development, Investments and Exports (AMDI).El Ferdaous stated that “the bill forms part of the structured workshops announced in front of King Mohammed VI in July 2016.”He added that the industrial acceleration plan, the Court of Auditors and the Economic, Social and Environment Council (CESE) have all recommended the merging of Casablanca’s Office of Fairs and Exhibitions (OFCF), the Moroccan Export Promotion Center (CMPE), and the AMDI. “It is also worth mentioning that the industrial acceleration plan counted on the merge of promotion agencies into one agency,” said FerdaousThe secretary went on to add that “after the draft law was presented to the House of Councils, several amendments were made to the bill’s regulations.”“AMDI’s board of directors will be composed of several representatives of the state and representatives of export associations, in addition to four experts appointed by decree on the proposal of Moulay Hafid El Alamy, Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy,” added El Ferdaous.The Secretary to the Minister of Industry also pointed out that “once the bill is entered into force, several employees will be transferred from the establishments mentioned before [OFCF and CMPE] to the AMDI, which will be based in Rabat.”He added that the employees would enjoy the same rights they had in their former jobs, in accordance to their competence. read more

Vacant land becoming asset as development returns to Detroit

DETROIT — When Fiat Chrysler began considering where to build its next assembly plant, the automaker didn’t have to look far to find land.A short walk from its Jefferson North plant on Detroit’s east side is 200 acres (80 hectares) of land the company is eyeing as part of a $1.6 billion investment to convert its Mack Avenue Engine Complex into a new facility.Decades of residential flight, disinvestment and abandonment have left the Motor City with something many others just don’t have: stretches of available real estate. Unlike many big cities where space is tight and most new buildings must be vertical, Detroit’s sprawling empty spaces appeal to some developers.Detroit is now working to secure the land needed for Fiat Chrysler. Some is home to an old power plant. A tree-planting operation is on another part. A large chunk is privately owned and leased to the automaker as a lot for new vehicles.Mayor Mike Duggan said in late February that Detroit had 60 days to pull those acres together or the deal with Fiat Chrysler could sputter. Much of the land has been secured, with negotiations continuing with businessman Manuel “Matty” Moroun’s family for one section, according to city spokesman Tim Carroll. The Detroit City Council is expected to discuss the city’s land acquisition plan as early as Monday.A new plant is expected to add 3,850 jobs. Fiat Chrysler plans an additional 1,100 new jobs at its adjacent Jefferson North Assembly plant.The effort is seen as more good news for the city that is still rebounding after its 2014 exit from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Bolstered by auto and other manufacturing jobs, Detroit nearly was bursting at its seams by the 1950s when the city’s population rose to about 1.8 million. But white people started to leave the city for the suburbs. The outbound tide swelled following a 1967 race riot. The black middle class followed.Tens of thousands of aging homes that once held families deteriorated. More than 14,000 vacant structures — mostly houses — have been torn down over the past five years as part of the nation’s largest demolition program.About 680,000 people live in the city — 1.2 million fewer than six decades ago. They’re not cramped for space: About 14,800 acres (5,990 hectares) of land in Detroit — 16.75% of the city’s 88,800 acres (35,940) — are considered vacant, according to Data Driven Detroit.“Really, in some ways for Detroit to grow it had to shrink,” said Clifford Brown, managing partner of Woodborn Partners, which is building a $16 million mixed-use development in southwest Detroit. “The vacant land is just emblematic of Detroit needed to shrink for a while before it could get healthy. Those who were optimistic said (the city) was just resting.”Woodburn Partners’ project will include 60 new apartments and retail space. The land being vacant was part of the appeal, Brown said.“It’s an asset — at least from our perspective,” he said. “We like to develop on vacant land.”In the Cleveland area, decisions are made to assemble vacant parcels, side lots and lots with abandoned houses into contiguous pieces that possibly could see redevelopment.“The land becomes valuable over time once it becomes assembled,” said Gus Frangos, Cuyahoga Land Bank president.But assembling smaller parcels into larger pieces is complicated, said Joe Schilling, senior policy and research associate at the Washington D.C.-based Urban Institute.“Even if the land is vacant, it’s often owned by multiple entities and some that may no longer exist, whether bankrupt companies or single-family homes,” Schilling said.Land banks can help, he said.“You’ve got to have a plan and you also have to have a process that really engages the residents who live in that neighbourhood to insure they benefit from the regeneration,” Schilling said.“You can’t just do one thing,” he said. “You have to build new stuff. You have to reclaim some vacant land. You kind of have to do it all at the same time.”Corey Williams, The Associated Press read more

Second round of Bangladeshi floods prompts UNICEF to send aid

14 September 2007The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is distributing life-saving drugs, high protein biscuits and shelter equipment in Bangladesh, which is bracing itself for a potentially devastating second round of floods in the monsoon season this year. More than one million Bangladeshis have been evacuated or are stranded as major rivers in the country and the neighbouring north-eastern region of India have again risen to alarming levels and begun to inundate swathes of nearby countryside, UNICEF said in a press statement issued today.The Brahmaputra River, which flows from Tibet through India to Bangladesh and into the Bay of Bengal, is above the danger level in 17 places, according to officials from Bangladesh’s Flood Forecasting Centre.UNICEF said it has been providing drugs, bags of intravenous saline, high-protein biscuits, shelter equipment and 10,000 family kits, which contain blankets, cooking utensils, medicines, bandages and a water container.Since the first round of floods, which started in June and lasted in some parts of Bangladesh until August, Government figures indicate more than 800 people have died, mostly from drowning or the effect of snake bites.The second round of floods is expected to be extremely serious, UNICEF reported, noting that the embankments that have been rebuilt and the seedlings that have been planted since the first round of flooding could be washed away.More than a million hectares of cropland – including newly-sown rice paddies and vegetable fields – are now in jeopardy unless the rising waters start to recede soon.Bangladesh’s delta landscape, shaped partly by the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers, leaves the country extremely prone to flooding, especially during the annual monsoon season. read more

GO bus strike averted

Commuters using GO Transit were able to get to work without a problem this morning as Metrolinx reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents GO bus drivers.Although the midnight strike deadline set by the union passed, negotiators for both sides continued discussions into the early hours. Shortly after 2:30, the union announced a tentative deal had been reached and called off this morning’s planned walkout. Details of the new contract won’t be released until the membership has voted on it. In the video above Perdita Felicien has commuter reaction.

Ameryst Alstons careerhigh 31 points leads Ohio State womens basketball to 9064

OSU sophomore guard Ameryst Alston attempts a layup against Minnesota during a game on Feb. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 57-56.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorTwo women’s basketball teams step on the court Thursday seeking redemption.Only one came away with it in hand.Ohio State (14-10, 4-4) took down Illinois (9-12, 2-6), 90-64, at the Schottenstein Center to bounce back from a Sunday loss to Michigan State.The Fighting Illini, who fell to Purdue Monday, started strong against the Buckeyes and held a 19-16 lead at the 13:36 mark following a 3-pointer by senior guard Amber Moore.“We had a poor start,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said. “They are really deadly from the three point line-we had a hard time matching up against (freshman forward Jacqui Grant) on the perimeter so we had to switch to zone so our posts wouldn’t have to guard her on the perimeter.”But the Fighting Illini ultimately could not hold the lead, and OSU used a 12-3 run to lead by 12 at halftime.OSU sophomore guard Ameryst Alston said the Buckeyes knew Grant could shoot but they weren’t expecting her to take and make 3-pointers (Grant finished 3-5 from beyond the arc). Alston said they were able to adjust once they got in a zone and execute discipline on the defense.Offensively, the Buckeyes were facing what Alston called a ‘”funky zone,” but she said they were able to adapt.“We did pretty well,” McGuff said on their performance against the zone. “We moved the ball and executed and played aggressively enough to generate quality shots.”OSU kept the pressure on after halftime, and were able to add to the lead in the second half to keep Illinois from coming back.Alston was a huge part of OSU’s success, pouring in a career-high 31 points and a game-high 10 assists.“She played really well tonight,” McGuff said of Alston. “When she plays aggressively it is a big deal for our team.”Another player contributing a lot of buckets for the Buckeyes coming off the bench was junior guard Raven Ferguson, who tallied 24 points.“(Alston) got us going on offense getting us buckets,” Ferguson said after the win. “Then I just came in and followed up that’s basically what happens when I come in the game. I just try to bring energy, be positive and try to score.”Ferguson said that there is a connection between her and Alston that allows them to have such great success on offense. Ferguson also said a huge factor to the win was senior center Ashley Adams, because of her size and ability to get to the rim.“Her size can be a game-changer,” McGuff said on Adams.Sophomore guard Cait Craft’s hustle and ability to do all the little things right greatly impacted the team. Although she did not score, McGuff said Craft’s play was a key factor in the win.“Tonight was a good example of a whole bunch of people doing a lot of positive things and that’s our formula for success,” McGuff said.The Buckeyes shot 57.7 percent from the field, and held Illinois to 43.6 percent.Up next, OSU is slated to take on Wisconsin (9-11, 2-6) Sunday. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. in Madison, Wis. read more

3D Laser Mapping SiteMonitorSV used to deliver accurate stockpile survey results at

first_imgThe 3D Laser Mapping automated stockpile volume management solution, SiteMonitorSV, has been used to deliver reliable and accurate results for the Kolomela mine, part of the Kumba Iron Ore group in South Africa. Fully customisable, this particular solution consisted of just one laser scanning system combined with inventory management software in order to scan and calculate the mine’s Plant Buffer stockpile volumes/tonnages – with rapidly communicating sensors working together to display information via automated reports in both graphical and Excel formats, decision making is made easy with the use of SiteMonitorSV.“Switching to a fully automated system sold by 3D Laser Mapping has simplified the process of managing the stockpile. Following the proof of concept installation, the solution proved to be a positive addition to the way we measure and collect stockpile data on Kolomela mine, and one which was suited to our specific needs. With well informed and trustworthy results, we are pleased with the advantages the product can offer,” said Jacques de Lange – Survey Manager, Kolomela.Following a proof of concept installation period of one month, Kolomea mine chose to purchase the SiteMonitor product after ensuring it met their unique volume management requirements. Notably where the SiteMonitorSV stood out was in its durability – resisting both water and dust from the site. The hardware is IP65 rated and does not alter with the results. “The level of automation at which the SiteMonitorSV solution operates saves both time and labour costs,’ commented Nico Luus, Product Specialist for SiteMonitorSV at 3D Laser Mapping. “This enables the client to receive current and accurate information about their stockpiles at customisable frequencies.” The SiteMonitorSV solution from 3DLaser Mapping is one which combines simplicity and durability into reliable, cost effective and automated results.last_img read more

The 2011 New Years resolutions of one couple that washed up in

first_imgTHE WILD WEATHER that has affected Ireland in the last week has led to seas swelling and some spot flooding.But in Clontarf, something other than seaweed was washed ashore.Mark McGowan and his wife Clare were enjoying a stroll along the waterfront when they came across this message in a bottle among rubbish that had washed up over the weekend.Mark says:“My wife Clare spotted the bottle amongst the hundreds that had been washed up on the promenade on Friday, so we decided to take a picture of it where we found it and then of the letter too.”The bottle contained a letter, written by two people who outlined their plans for 2011.Are you one of Karl or Isobel? Did you manage to be nicer to strangers? Or work harder?Let us know at tips@thejournal.ie(Can’t read this? Click here.)Read: Mystery of the Donegal message in a bottlelast_img read more

I didnt see it coming for Niall Galways Damien Hayes on the

first_imgDAMIEN HAYES HAS delivered a moving tribute to his former Galway hurling teammate Niall Donohue, describing the young Kilbeacanty man’s death as ‘an unbelievable shock’ that he never envisaged.Donohue tragically took his own life last October and Hayes has spoken out for the first time about how the loss shocked the hurling community in the county.“It was an unbelievable tragedy. I remember being told at a club training session on the Friday and I just couldn’t believe it. I didn’t see it coming for Niall. I always thought he was unbelievably happy and always messing.“It was an unbelievable shock. It’s very, very sad. He was an absolutely lovely fella and a real character. He was really bubbly with great one-liners and just a great laugh. It’s an awful loss to be honest.”Hayes and Donohue both lined out together on the Galway team that reached the 2012 All-Ireland final. Last season neither was able to grab a starting place and Hayes revealed they forged a closer relationship as a result.“I had got to know him better in 2013 than I had in 2012 because neither of the two of us could seem to get on the team.“So when the team would be having their talk in one room in Croke Park before a match you’d be in the other room. I got chatting to him better then and it’s just an unbelievable tragedy.” Niall Donohue (right) celebrates Galway’s 2012 Leinster final winPic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan Club ChallengeHayes will be in action for Portumna in their upcoming AIB All-Ireland senior hurling club semi-final. Their passage to that stage was secured when they won the Galway final against Loughrea last October, victory arriving the day after Donohue’s funeral. Hayes revealed it was a hugely difficult period.“The match was meant to be played on the Sunday and next of all it wasn’t. We were burying Niall, Lord have mercy on him, and we were doing a guard of honour. It was a long, hard day. We were all in Kilbeacanty together at 12 o’clock and I didn’t return home until seven o’clock when it was all over.“I remember when we laid Niall to rest, I happened to be standing beside a man who said – ‘God, Damien, it won’t be easy to hurl tomorrow’. You were going into a county final after burying one of your team-mates, one of your county colleagues and one of your friends. “It was difficult. You had your minute’s silence and you said your prayer to him before the match. You just had to get on with it, as simple as that, but it wasn’t easy.”Hayes is currently focused on club commitments but he will link up with the Galway panel again when that campaign concludes. The loss of Donohue will be on their minds.“Anthony (Cunningham) had a meeting with us and we only had a small brief chat about it just to say hopefully that this might spur us on a little bit.“When you go back in, it’ll still be hard. We all returned to Kilbeacanty for Niall’s month’s mind. I’ve spoken to his dad Francie and I’ve spoken to his brother as well. It’s not easy times.”Pic: SportsfileComment: The tragic passing of Galway hurler Niall Donoghue‘It’s so hard to believe our star, our hero, our idol has been taken from us’last_img read more

17 pie charts we can all identify with

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Areola Buffon has always been my idol

first_imgParis Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has got any concerns over splitting his playing time with “idol” Gianluigi BuffonManager Thomas Tuchel continues to refuse naming a clear number one between the pair at PSG.This is despite Buffon’s status as an all-time great with Areola starting nine of PSG’s 16 Ligue 1 games this season.The France international, who rose through the club’s youth ranks, remains a big part of their plans and was awarded a new contract until 2023 this week.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“It was a nice gesture from the club, now it’s up to me to repay their confidence,” said Areola, according to Football-Italia.“Right now I’m happy with what’s going on, Gigi has always been my idol and now I have the chance to train with him, so I can only improve.”PSG will face Nantes today for their final game of 2018 in Ligue 1 with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Kiwanis of Little Havana provides school supplies to students

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Students are getting back to the books with the help of Kiwanis of Little Havana.The Kiwanis of Little Havana kicked off their 27th annual back to school project.Thousands of under-served kids will be given the tools needed to succeed the 2018-19 school year.Organizers handed out backpacks at Walker Elementary in Fort Lauderdale and Bethune Mary Elementary in Hollywood.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

POLICE LOG for October 10 Car Fire Damages 8 Vehicles Shed Fire

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, October 10, 2018:A Pouliot Place resident reported his vehicle was egged. (8:58am)Fire Department responded to a car fire in a parking lot on Ballardvale Street. Seven additional vehicles were damaged. No injuries reported. (9:23am)Animal Control Officer extricated raccoon stuck between gutter and wall halfway on a building on Ballardvale Street. (11:05am)Milestone Group Home staff reported a client walked away from school. (2:20pm)Police spoke with a walk-in party who is homeless and requesting assistance. Keolis agreed to transport the man to Boston without fare. Police spoke with Boston homeless shelter that agreed to take man in. (3:01pm)Fire Department responded to a shed fire on West Street. Hose was across West Street, which caused portions of the street to be shut down. No injuries noted. (3:37pm)A Forest Street caller reported her neighbor repeatedly hit her fence and struck her dog. Police responded. (7:47pm)A caller claimed a pickup truck ran a stop sign and nearly caused an accident. She followed him and now has him blocked-in on a dead-end street. Police responded. Operator admitted to stopping too late at the intersection. Caller was advised that she cannot detain people or vehicles at her discretion. (8:39pm)A Wilmington man was reported missing after not returning home following a golf outing in North Reading at 2pm. BOLO put out and entered in NCIC. Cell phone was off, but last pinged in Burlington. Burlington Police unable to locate. (10:25pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 23: Break-Ins on Ballardvale Street; Ride-On Lawn Mower vs. Parked Car; Erratic DriverIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 2: Vehicle Damages Roadway; Police Called Over Suspicious BehaviorIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 28: OUI Arrest; Trash Truck Fire; Car vs. MotorcycleIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Troopers Warrant issued for woman who aided armed Pilot Station jailbreak

first_imgAlaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.After further investigation, Alaska State Troopers discovered that 23-year-old Pilot Station resident Nicole Polty also assisted in the jailbreak earlier this month. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.During the first week of January, 22-year-old Dale Fancyboy allegedly conducted an armed jailbreak to release two men, Dion Joseph, 22, and Thomas Heckman, 19. The men were in jail on charges of assault, burglary and theft.The men left the jail by threatening the jail guard and two village police officers with a shotgun. But, one by one, community members rounded up the escapees and turned them into authorities.last_img

Scrutiny urged over Hydro Ones Alaska foray

first_imgIndependent hydropower entrepreneur Duff Mitchell addresses the Regulatory Commission of Alaska at Centennial Hall in Juneau on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Mitchell is the managing director of Juneau Hydropower Inc. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)More than 100 people turned up to Centennial Hall to observe, listen and speak to state regulators reviewing the acquisition of Juneau’s electric utility by a Canadian firm.Listen nowThane resident Steve Behnke was one of about a dozen critics to speak. He asked the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to hold an evidentiary hearing because of the high stakes.“My gut tells me it’s not a good idea for our local electric utility to be under the control of a big distant multinational corporation,” Behnke said. “I’m not convinced that people have thought through all the implications or the appropriate conditions for this merger.”The RCA can approve or deny the acquisition of Alaska Electric Light and Power’s parent company, Avista, which operates in five states – including Alaska.Approval is needed by each state for Hydro One of Ontario’s expansion into the Pacific Northwest to move forward. In Alaska, the clock is ticking – a decision is due in late May.In a lengthy filing, staffers at the Public Utility Commission of Oregon recently recommended against approving the takeover of Avista’s assets there. Closer to home, more than a hundred public comments – most of them critical – have been received by the RCA.But there were a few supporters in Tuesday’s crowd.Neil MacKinnon served on AEL&P’s board of directors for 30 years. He read a letter by AEL&P’s former owner Bill Corbus that said the merger would help strengthen the company by adding financial power and technical expertise. MacKinnon said the ownership of the utility isn’t important as long as it’s managed properly.“Who owns it? Who cares? Who knows? As long as two things happen for the Juneau people: when you hit the switch, the lights come on. And when you get your bill, you don’t panic,” MacKinnon said. “That’s what’s really important.”One of the biggest points of contention is the fate of Snettisham Hydroelectric Project. Built by the federal government and completed in the 1970s, it’s owned by the state and leased to AEL&P. And it produces most of Juneau’s electricity. Under a complex arrangement signed in the 1990s, AEL&P has an option to buy Snettisham at any time.That’s led to concern in the community and among elected officials that a critical piece of infrastructure could end up in the hands of private interests.In an interview, Hydro One executive Ferio Pugliese said his company has no plans to leverage Snettisham for financial gain.“Monetization of an asset like that is not of interest to us,” Pugliese told KTOO on Tuesday. “That asset is obviously strategic in nature here, it’s strategic to the community – it serves a strong purpose. There’s no value for us to do that. We have a strong balance sheet already.”Even before the RCA begins deliberations it still has to set other ground rules. It’s already said the Snettisham question is off the table.But what’s not decided is whether the City and Borough of Juneau will be allowed to intervene as a party to the process. Hydro One had offered some assurances over Snettisham if the city would withdraw its petition and support its buyout.That didn’t happen and it’s up to the RCA to decide now whether the city will be granted a seat at the table.In the meantime, the Juneau Assembly has allocated $75,000 for legal costs to make its case.last_img read more