Rose casts doubt on Spurs stay

first_imgDanny Rose says he is uncertain of his future at Tottenham and hinted he could leave the beaten Champions League finalists before next season.The England right-back, who played as Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid a week ago, has long been linked with a move away from north London.He hasn’t featured as regularly in boss Mauricio Pochettino’s team this term as in recent seasons, and saw his teammate and fellow full-back Kyle Walker leave for champions Manchester City a year ago. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And speaking after England beat Switzerland to claim third place in the inaugural Nations League, Rose suggested that his time at Spurs could have come to an end.”I don’t know what the future holds now,” he told Sky Sports. “I’m looking forward to a break. If I’m back at Tottenham next season, great, if I’m not – great. I’ll just have to wait and see.”It’s not about regular first-team football. I know my age and I know how the club’s run in terms of if you get to a certain age they might look to ship you on.”It has been no secret that my name has been mentioned quite a few times in terms of players moving on and I’ll be just sitting tight over the next few weeks and just seeing what happens. Either way I’m prepared for whatever happens.”Last season I didn’t play as much as I wanted. This season I’ve played quite a bit, it’s been really good.”Tottenham have enjoyed an historic season this campaign, reaching the final of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time and finishing third in the Premier League.It came after a difficult period in the transfer market for the club, with Pochettino’s side becoming the only Premier League team not to make a single signing during last summer’s transfer window.”As a whole I’m proud of what I’ve done individually and I’m over the moon about what the club has achieved as well,” said Rose.“There have been some difficulties – no signings, playing at Wembley and I think the club and players have shown great character.”We are in a good position for next season now and we will be raring to go because the final in Madrid was an unbelievable experience and it’s one I’d love to experience again.”Spurs were beaten 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, going down to an early penalty from Mohamed Salah and a late strike from Divock Origi.Rose admitted that defeat was hard to take, but that in total, it was a good season for the club. “Obviously it hurts. You are reminded of the defeat every day so it’s disappointing but on a bigger picture, it has been a very good season for the club.”We are playing Champions League football next season and we just came up short last weekend. Now the season’s finally finished we can reflect on that and hopefully go one further next year and lift that trophy.”last_img read more

Video: Jim Harbaugh Is Already Losing It On The Sideline

first_img RAEG— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 7, 2019When your quarterback fumbles twice in the opening quarter against Army, you’re going to lose it a little bit.The fumbles haven’t been great, either.Michigan QB Shea Patterson is still struggling with ball security #ARMvsMICH— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) September 7, 2019Those are the kind of fumbles that just can’t happen.Michigan’s offense has a new leader in offensive coordinator Josh Gattis, though not much is going to happen if you can’t hold onto the ball.The Wolverines game is being televised on FOX. A closeup of Jim Harbaugh during a Michigan football game.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Michigan’s offense really struggled to get things going against Middle Tennessee in the Wolverines’ season opener last weekend. Things aren’t much different against Army this week. In fact, they might be worse.Jim Harbaugh’s offense has already lost two fumbles against the Black Knights this afternoon. Both were lost by quarterback Shea Patterson.Michigan and Army are currently tied, 7-7.Harbaugh isn’t a happy man on the sideline.last_img read more

Motorola One Pro is also coming, will be Android One version of One Zoom without Amazon Alexa

first_imgMotorola One Pro is also coming, will be Android One version of One Zoom without Amazon AlexaA fresh set of leak suggests that Motorola is will also be launching the One Pro in select markets. The One Pro will be a rebadged One Zoom. advertisement Next Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiAugust 15, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 11:28 IST Photo: Roland QuandtHIGHLIGHTSMotorola is working on two variants of the flagship Motorola One series phone.The One Zoom is meant for certain international markets and will come pre-loaded with Amazon’s apps.The One Pro is said to be identical to the One Zoom, except for the pre-loaded Amazon apps.Motorola’s One series is set to get a premium flagship model in the coming days. After a bunch of leaks and rumours, we know that there will be a Motorola One Zoom offering a promising quad-camera setup at the back and powerful Qualcomm chipset. However, the One Zoom was rumoured with Amazon’s Alexa as the default voice assistant and it seems that Motorola will offer another variant in select markets that will stay faithful to Google’s app suite.According to a fresh set of leaks from Evan Blass, Motorola is working on two variants of the flagship Motorola One series phone. The One Zoom is meant for certain international markets and will come pre-loaded with Amazon’s apps. There will be a Motorola One Pro, as the earlier rumours suggested, and this phone will sit as the most premium smartphone in certain markets across the globe. The One Pro is said to be identical to the One Zoom, except for the pre-loaded Amazon apps.Hence, the Motorola One Pro is also expected to sport a primary 48-megapixel camera and a secondary zoom camera that is rumoured to offer 5x hybrid zoom capability. The third camera could be wide-angle camera lifted from the upcoming One Action while the fourth camera could be a depth camera.Internally, this phone is supposed to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage as standard. As the name suggests, it will be running on the Android One platform. The front could be hosting a massive AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch on top and an in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisementThere are high chances that Motorola could bring this One Pro to the Indian market soon after its launch in global markets. However, it has been a while since Motorola has launched a premium smartphone in India in sub-Rs 30,000 segment. The Motorola X lineup is now defunct and even the flagship Motorola Z lineup is also non-existent. Motorola is presently relying on the One series and G series of phones in India and therefore, the One Zoom could end up as premium flagship after a long while for the brand.ALSO READ | Motorola One Zoom to come with quad cameras, glowing Moto logo at back: Here’s a quick lookALSO READ | Motorola One Zoom is coming with 5x hybrid zoom camera, could be company’s India flagship 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 byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow Motorolalast_img read more

Atlantic 4H Members Learn Livestock Skills

first_imgSixty 4-H members from across Atlantic Canada will learn new skills with their dairy and beef calves to compete for top honours at the annual Eastern Breeders Incorporated 4-H Showcase. The event will take place Wednesday, June 25 to Friday, June 27 at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Grounds in Bible Hill. “These youth are our future farmers and this seminar will teach them the technical skills they can use on the family farm,” said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Agriculture. “This training will help them excel as agricultural leaders in their local communities and further afield.” The 4-H members will learn about show preparation for dairy and beef calves, marketing of cattle, livestock judging, how bulls are chosen for the artificial insemination unit and how they are cared for while there. The members will also learn about the latest techniques in showmanship, clipping, display design and herd management. “For 19 years, Nova Scotia’s 4-H program has partnered with Eastern Breeders Incorporated to provide specialized livestock training opportunities for Atlantic 4-H members who are 14 years of age and have a minimum two years experience with dairy and beef projects,” said Arthur Pick, Acting Manager, 4-H and Rural Organizations. The public is invited to attend the beef and dairy show at 9:30 a.m on Friday, June 27. Awards will be presented to winners in each class level.last_img read more

Facebook signs deal with music label Universal Music

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook and record label Universal Music Group have signed a multiyear deal that will let Facebook users share videos that have the label’s music in them.Right now, if Facebook’s regular users upload videos that contain Universal’s music, the videos will get taken down. Universal, a unit of French media conglomerate Vivendi SA, has rights to music from artists including Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Bieber.The companies did not say when users would be able to share music in videos on platforms owned by Facebook. They hinted that more music features could be coming.Facebook declined to comment about its music strategy beyond the press release. Universal also declined to comment.Facebook is trying to get people to watch and share more videos.YouTube, the world’s largest destination for online video, sells music-streaming subscriptions, but Spotify and Apple Music are thought to be more popular.last_img read more

Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

first_imgTokyo: Japan partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday for the first time since the 2011 disaster. Decontamination efforts have lowered radiation levels significantly in the area about 7 kilometers (4 miles) southwest of the plant where three reactors had meltdowns due to the damage caused by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The action allows people to return to about 40 percent of Okuma. The other hometown, Futaba, remains off-limits, as are several other towns nearby. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USMany former residents are reluctant to return as the complicated process to safely decommission the plant continues. Opponents of lifting the evacuation orders in long-abandoned communities say the government is promoting residents’ return to showcase safety ahead of the Tokyo Olympics next summer. The government has pushed for an aggressive decontamination program by removing topsoil, chopping trees and washing down houses and roads in contaminated areas, though experts say the effort only caused the contamination to move from one place to another, creating massive amounts of radioactive waste and the need for its long-term storage. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe meltdowns at three of Fukushima Dai-ichi’s six reactors caused massive radiation leaks that contaminated the plant’s surroundings, forcing at its peak some 160,000 people to evacuate their homes for areas elsewhere in Fukushima or outside the prefecture. Evacuation orders in most of the initial no-go zones have been lifted, but restrictions are still in place in several towns closest to the plant and to its northwest, which were contaminated by radioactive plumes from the plant soon after its meltdowns. More than 40,000 people were still unable to return home as of March, including Okuma’s population of 10,000. Town officials say the lifting of the evacuation order in the two districts would encourage the area’s recovery. “We are finally standing on a starting line of reconstruction,” Okuma mayor Toshitsuna Watanabe told reporters.last_img read more

City of Hamilton warns residents about doortodoor scam

The City of Hamilton is warning residents about a door-to-door scam where an unsolicited private contractor or individual claims to be a city worker and attempts to enter your home.A resident reported being approached by someone claiming to be affiliated with the city and asked to come inside the residents home to test the water and discuss a water quality issue. The city says this was not an employee of the City of Hamilton and city staff will only visit a home during an emergency situation such as a water main break that would disrupt water service to the home or for a previously scheduled appointment with the homeowner.They are reminding homeowners that all city employees should be wearing a City of Hamilton uniform, carry an identification car and have some form of proper documentation. The city is asking anyone who has been approached an unsolicited contractor or suspicious individual claiming to be affiliated with the City of Hamilton to call Hamilton Police or the City at 905-546-2489. read more

From Brock to Brazil Fletcher ready for World Cup

Brock University grad Joe Fletcher, 38, will be the only Canadian making up the 25 referee teams in Rio de Janeiro for the FIFA World Cup.As a teen, refereeing house league soccer in Niagara was a quick way to make an extra buck.Now, it’s become much more than that for Brock University Goodman co-op grad Joe Fletcher (BAcc ’00), who is preparing for his most-high profile gig on the pitch – being an assistant referee at the FIFA World Cup, one of the biggest sporting events in the world, which begins Thursday at 4 p.m. when Croatia takes on host Brazil.Fletcher, now a 38-year-old family man and chartered accountant at St. Catharines’ Wormald Masse Keen Lopinski LLP, will be the only Canadian making up the 25 referee teams in Rio de Janeiro.“It won’t feel real until the first time I step onto the field, because this is as good as it gets,” Fletcher says. “But I’ll settle in quickly because I know I have a tournament to work.”And when it’s all said and done, Fletcher will take off his cleats and referee uniform for loafers and dress shirts when he returns to his firm in July. It’s a balancing act he says he’s learned to manage going back to his Brock days.Aside from studying, Fletcher played for the varsity volleyball team and was a recurring member of the Student Welcoming and Awareness Team.“It was a way to give back and help students on their first day not feel like a number. (Being on SWAT) was an excuse to go up and be nice to someone who may look lost,” Fletcher says. “That’s definitely helped me get to where I am now. It’s character building.”Fletcher grew up in Niagara Falls and fell in love with soccer. When he was told he could make $9 a game officiating minor soccer, he started to take on more games. Eventually he enrolled in courses and was climbing up the referee levels.Twenty years later and Fletcher has officiated in big-name events such as the London 2012 Summer Games and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Under-17 championship in Hondurus.“That was my first time being sent away to do a tournament,” Fletcher says of the under-17 championship. “I kept thinking, ‘Wow, someone paid for me to be here.’ I felt like I had a ton to prove.”He says he’s entering the World Cup with a different mindset, however. Fletcher went to Brazil unsure of how many games he’ll be on the field for.“I don’t care if thousands of people are cursing my name. All I care about is making the right call and if I can look at the replay after the game and see that I got it right that’s all that matters.” read more

Cyclist taken to hospital after being hit by Luas near Heuston Station

first_imgA CYCLIST HAS been taken to hospital by ambulance after they were struck by a Luas tram at Stephen’s Lane near Heuston Station.(Pic: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)As a result of the incident the Luas red line had been operating only between Tallaght/Saggart to the Blackhorse stop in Inchicore. Services running from Blackhorse into the city centre had been temporarily stopped but are now operating as normal.A member of the garda traffic corps on Stephen’s Lane this morning. (Pic: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)The collision between the cyclist and the Luas is being investigated by gardaí and Luas officials.The Dublin Fire Brigade was also at the scene but has since left.Read: Luas tram and car collide in minor incident >Read: Full Luas services resumed after suspected fire caused delays >last_img read more

4i Launches new iDevices for iPhone iPad and iPod

first_img4i Concepts (a New York-based company) have developed three new tech accessories for Apple’s iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. First up is the 4iThumbs second generation screen-overlay, which is designed to fit the iPhone 3G/S, iPod touch and iPhone 4.At first this seemed like a clever concept to me as the overlay has ridges that provide tactile feedback similar to a QWERTY keypad. However this is meant to be the second generation of the product, with the original appearing back in November 2009. Apart from the fact that the screen-protector can be used on the iPhone4 I can’t see any major differences with this and the original, both protectors can be removed when not needed and both aim not to impede the main functions of the phone.Anyway, it comes in both landscape and portrait versions, available with just the keypad (4iThumbs2, $12.95) or with a bumper compatible with the iPhone 4 to securely hold the keypad in place (4iThumbs2+, $24.95).Next we have the 4iStrap, which is a multi-function elastic band for the iPad. No, it’s not like the ones you put around packaging materials, though it does provide a similar secure feature allowing the iPad to be held in a variety of different positions. Compatible with all folio iPad cases, the 4iStrap allows you to type more comfortably, hold the device with one hand or hang your iPad safely from the back of a car seat to display movies. The 4iStrap ($19.95) can also be used without a case and conveniently holds any small accessories for the iPad like earphones or an Internet hotspot.The last product is the 4iTorq, which is wristband providing full access to your iPod Nano’s functions, whilst concealing headphone cables up your sleeve to remain discreet. The 4iTorq will be available in colored aluminum finishes ($49.95), stainless steel ($95.95) and titanium ($250). The 4iTorq can also be used with wireless Bluetooth headphones that are compatible with iPods (such as Sony’s Wireless Stereo Headset DR-BT21IK/B).Read more at 4iTorqlast_img read more

Ranieri says Leicester match will be emotional

first_imgFor the first time since being sacked last year, the Fulham manager is meeting the team he led to glory in the 2015-2016 seasonManager Claudio Ranieri helped Leicester City win their first English Premier League title in the 2015-2016 season.The Italian coach is now with Fulham and will play against the Foxes for the first time since he was sacked last year.“It’ll be very strange. Very emotional moment, but it’s OK. That is football. It will be a good moment, for sure, but we have to win,” Ranieri told Reuters.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Every match is a cup final. Our fans must help us and we must make them proud of us.”“I want to see progress after Southampton and Chelsea,” he commented.“The more we play together they [players] improve, there are players who understand early and others must work some more.”last_img read more

Unai Emery under investigation for bottle incident

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery could face punishment from the English Football Association (FA) for kicking a bottle towards Brighton supportersThe frustrated Spaniard was witnessed kicking a bottle in the dugout towards the latter stages of Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.Emery later confessed that the bottle he kicked had indeed hit a supporter in the stands and apologised for his actions.“I said to them [the supporter], apologies, because I kick the bottle after a disappointing action for us in the last minutes,” said Emery.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It wasn’t hard, but it touched one supporter for them. I said to them ‘I’m sorry’.”But Sky Sports reports that the 47-year-old isn’t in the clear with the FA investigating the incident that occurred at the Amex Stadium on Boxing Day.The report adds that Emery’s actions were likely left out of the referee’s match report.A decision on the former Paris Saint-Germain coach’s fate could be made later today.last_img read more

Wildlife Response Team Respond To Two Juvenile Northern Elephant Seals

first_imgSeals haul out on Alaska beaches when it is time to molt (shed their hair). Molting is a very energetically demanding process for pinnipeds, especially for elephant seals. Elephant seals experience a catastrophic molt where they lose all their fur at once. ASLC operates a 24-hour stranding hotline where trained professionals will walk people through the proper steps to assist an animal in distress. Call 1-888-774-SEAL if you see a sick or injured marine mammal. ASLC Wildlife Response Curator, Jane Belovarac notes, “When elephant seals are in their molt, they can look sickly. They don’t just lose their hair, but they also shed the underlying segments of skin as well.” ASLC professionals are confident that while these animals appear lethargic and injured, it is due to their molt. Both elephant seals that were reported in Seward had robust and healthy body conditions, and did not require veterinary treatment.center_img Wildlife Research Biologist Sharon Melin, with NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center: “While it is unusual to see northern elephant seals on the beaches of Alaska, it is not outside their range of behavior. During their solitary migration, individuals haul out in small numbers all along west coast beaches. After the long migration from California to feeding areas near Alaska, the juvenile seals may have needed to haul out to rest before continuing their migration or foraging activities.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Wildlife Response Team with the Alaska Sealife Center responded to two juvenile northern elephant seals hauled out on the shores of Seward. Since opening in 1998, the Center has only received eleven elephant seal response calls.last_img read more

Rythu Mata farmers helping centre inaugurated

first_imgKarimnagar: Joint Collector GV Shyam Prasad Lal informed the government has established a helping centre – Rythu Mata – for the benefit of farmers to solve various land related issues.The JC inaugurated the helping centre, set up in the first floor of the Collectorate building in Karimnagar on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, JC Shyam Prasad Lal said the helping centre will function during the government office hours, i.e., from 10.30 am to 5 pm. All the farmers, who have problems related to their lands, can dial the tollfree number 0878-2234731 and can convey their problems to the officials of the helping centre. One tahsildar and three senior assistants will be available to receive the calls from the farmers. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us After coming to know about their problems, the officials concerned will suggest solutions to the farmers regarding their land problems, which can be solved within 48 hours, informed the Joint Collector. District Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed will supervise the helping centre. The farmers must utilise the services provided through helping centre Rythu Mata, he appealed. ZP CEO Venkat Madhava Rao, Revenue Divisional Officer N Anand Kumar, DM&HO Dr R Ram Manohar Rao, District Agriculture Officer Sridhar, Deputy director of Horticulture department Srinivas, DCO Manoj Kumar, marketing department DD Padmavati were present along with others.last_img read more

Newsmax Free Speech TV Now Available on Dishs Sling TV

first_imgThe additions join the other networks available in Sling’s News Extra package: BBC World News, HLN, Fusion, TheBlaze, Euronews, Weather Nation, Russia’s RT, India’s News18, and CGTN, an English-language Chinese channel.Dish launched Sling TV three years ago, as it looks to offset subscribe declines in its core satellite TV business. As of the end of Q1 2018, the company had 10.85 million Dish satellite TV subscribers — a net loss of 94,000 in the period — and 2.3 million Sling TV subscribers, up 91,000 sequentially. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Dish Network’s Sling TV is now slinging two news channels — from different ends of the political spectrum — as part of the over-the-top internet TV service’s add-on news-programming tier.Newsmax, the conservative news outlet, and Free Speech TV, a progressive, commercial-free viewer-supported network, are available in Sling TV’s News Extra bundle, which costs $5 extra per month.In a special promotion, Sling TV will make Newsmax and Free Speech TV available for free to all Sling Orange ($20 per month) and Sling Blue ($25 per month) customers for the next three months. Afterward, subscribers will need to pay the additional $5 to subscribe to the News Extra package.Both Newsmax TV and Free Speech TV are available free to stream online, without any subscription. Newsmax’s linear feed is available at and Free Speech TV is at Dish’s bet is that Sling TV customers will see value in having the networks available in an integrated service alongside the rest of their TV lineup.last_img read more

ZeniMax claims John Carmack stole VR tech for Oculus in latest lawsuit

first_imgThe lawsuit brought by game publisher ZeniMax against Oculus and its parent company Facebook isn’t going away. In fact, ZeniMax has added some salacious new claims to its case. Specifically, it now says that id Software co-founder John Carmack actually stole technology from ZeniMax to improve the Oculus Rift VR headset. Oculus is, of course, objecting to this version of events.The lawsuit was first filed in 2014 after Oculus was acquired by Facebook. The VR startup was previously working with ZeniMax, which is a company you might not be familiar with. You probably are familiar with its subsidiaries like Bethesda Softworks, id Software (which Carmack originally founded), and Arkane Studios. At the time of the original filing, ZeniMax simply said that Carmack’s contributions to Oculus were the intellectual property of ZeniMax. Now, it has gone into greater detail.According to ZeniMax’s new filing, Carmack copied thousands of documents to a USB thumbdrive before he left id Software to become the CTO of Oculus VR. He even (allegedly) came back after ending his employment to swipe a customized tool for developing VR content. ZeniMax has also gone after Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, saying he lacked the expertise to develop the early Oculus software on his own, and it would not have been possible without the technology obtained from ZeniMax. It further alleges that Luckey signed an NDA with ZeniMax that should have remained in effect when Oculus was acquired by Facebook.Oculus VR said in a statement that ZeniMax’s claims are one-sided and that it continues to believe the case has no merit. It plans to address the claims in court, which would certainly please ZeniMax. The game publisher has asked for a trial by jury, which could result in a big payout.Oculus VR has Facebook money backing it these days, so it has the resources to take the case to court. However, it seems likely the two sides will work out a settlement behind the scenes to avoid the unpleasantness of a very public trial.last_img read more

Wide area study shows environmental impact of oil and natural gas drilling

first_img(—A team of researchers with affiliations to several academic institutions in the U.S. has conducted an analysis of the overall impact of oil and natural gas drilling in the U.S. and Canada over a period of twelve years. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team notes that such drilling involves the destruction of vegetation which is not being replaced which in turn is causing a major impact on the environment. © 2015 Oil and natural gas drilling in the U.S. and Canada has generated a lot of press in the past few years, most of it positive, as it has helped increase domestic supplies, thus reducing dependence on foreign oil. But, it has also experienced some criticism, some from people worried about small earthquakes that sometimes result due to fracking. More recently, some Earth scientists have begun to voice their concerns about the environmental impact of all the drilling and excavation that is occurring—as the authors note in this new effort, on average 50,000 new wells have been dug per year since the turn of the century. Their study covers the years 2000 to 2012 and looked at the impact of drilling on an ecosystems’ net primary production (NPP)—a measure of the amount of carbon stored by all the plants in a given ecosystem.To find the change in NPP due to drilling, the researchers looked at satellite images—that allowed them to see where there was vegetation, and then where it had been removed due to drilling over the study period. To find the NPP all they had to do was note the type of vegetation that was impacted and then count up the losses—approximately 10 Tg of biomass which translated to approximately 4.5 Tg of carbon. What they found most concerning was that the vegetation that was being removed, was not replaced after the mining operations concluded (approximately 90 percent of the land was privately owned, thus not subject to federal regulations). Many of the areas where the mining was taking place, the researchers note, was in areas where vegetation struggles to return on its own, which could mean the loss in biomass could have an impact for many years.The researchers point out that at this point, no one really knows what the overall impact of the surge in mining and vegetation reduction will have on a continent-wide basis, but thus far it is easy to see the local impact, less vegetation means less diversity and less wildlife—an impact that does not appear to be taken into consideration by policymakers. Citation: Wide area study shows environmental impact of oil and natural gas drilling in North America (2015, April 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Landscape impacts of oil and gas development. Credit: Chris Boyer/ Journal information: Sciencecenter_img Oklahoma geology group links earthquakes to oil waste wells Explore further More information: Ecosystem services lost to oil and gas in North America, Science 24 April 2015: Vol. 348 no. 6233 pp. 401-402 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa4785 AbstractAdvanced technologies in oil and gas extraction coupled with energy demand have encouraged an average of 50,000 new wells per year throughout central North America since 2000. Although similar to past trends (see the graph, this page), the space and infrastructure required for horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing are transforming millions of hectares of the Great Plains into industrialized landscapes, with drilling projected to continue (1, 2). Although this development brings economic benefits (3) and expectations of energy security, policy and regulation give little attention to trade-offs in the form of lost or degraded ecosystem services (4). It is the scale of this transformation that is important, as accumulating land degradation can result in continental impacts that are undetectable when focusing on any single region (5). With the impact of this transformation on natural systems and ecosystem services yet to be quantified at broad extents, decisions are being made with few data at hand (see the graph, this page). 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

Whitlock LeBron James ego led to his downfall against the Warriors

first_imgLeBron James’ ego led to his downfall against the WarriorsLeBron James is staring down his 5th Finals loss against a Golden State team for which he has no answers. There isn’t much the Cavs can do at this point other than wait for the inevitable. Whitlock thinks LeBron deserves a large part of the blame and it’s time for people to stop treating the King as an untouchable who sits above criticism.Whitlock pointed out that the Cavs roster is hand picked by LeBron and stacked with inflated contracts for ineffective players. The Cavs are stuck with JR Smith and Tristan Thompson, in large part because they were signed to inflated contracts at the request of GM LeBron.LeBron is an all-time player, but he should shoulder a large part of the blame for the Cavs inability to play with the Warriors.“Pat Riley is in South Beach today, cackling and rolling a blunt.”Guests:Chris Broussard –  FS1 NBA Analyst joins the show to talk Games 3; if LeBron deserves blame for the loss; why Durant looks poised to become the next, “best player in the NBA”; what Cleveland to do attempt to compete with the Warriors; and if Paul George could en dup in Cleveland.Eddie House – NBA Champion with the Celtics is sin-studio to talk NBa finals Game 3; if LeBron deserves blame for bad contracts; and if Cleveland can challenge the Warriors next season.Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football analyst is in-studio to discuss Bob Stoops stepping down at Oklahoma; why he wasn’t surprised with the news;  and why 33-year old OC Lincoln Riley is ready to take over for Stoops.Jared Dudley – Phoenix Suns forward is in-studio to discuss NBa finals Game 3; why he disagrees with Whitlock that LeBron played poorly at the end of the game last night; why Steph Curry is still the face of the Warriors.Paul Azinger – Fox Sports Golf Analyst joins the show to reveal the groupings for the 117th U.S. Open; if Dustin Johnson is ready to be the face of golf; who has a chance to win; Tiger Woods DUI; and if he’s done for good.last_img read more

Minibus hits cow on Helpmekaar RoadMinibus hits cow on Helpmekaar Road

first_imgThe driver of the vehicle was seriously injured, while two passengers sustained slight injuries and a fourth occupant minor injuries. EMRS paramedics had to use the Jaws of Life to free the driver, who was trapped in the wreckage.The minibus went up an embankment and bystanders stopped to see if they could help in any way.The injured were stabilised at the scene and then taken to hospital by ER24, EMRS and Sharaj Ambulance Services.Police, Public Safety and breakdown services were also on scene. A minibus collided with a cow on a very dark bend in Helpmekaar Road just past the Pieters turn-off tonight (Sunday) at about 7pm.The minibus was travelling towards Ladysmith when the accident happened.The cow was killed on impact. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Disneys drone footage of Star Wars land is incredible

first_img ANAHEIM — The Force is gaining strength in Anaheim, where drone footage of the hugely anticipated Star Wars land has just been released.The short video gives a bird’s eye view of ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’, which is currently in construction and scheduled to open at Disneyland in 2019. Another Star Wars themed land will debut later that same year at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida.According to Disney, Star Wars will be one of the most detailed and immersive lands in Disney Parks history. Upon completion, Galaxy’s Edge will span 14 acres, will resemble a remote trading port on the edge of space, and will be divided into two difference sections: one dedicated to the First Order, and the other to the Resistance.Judging by the aerial footage, Galaxy’s Edge will not only be enormous, it will also be spectacular. We’re getting closer to reaching that galaxy far, far away and we can’t wait! Travelweek Group Monday, March 12, 2018 Share Posted bycenter_img Tags: Disney, Theme Parks & Attractions, Video Disney’s drone footage of Star Wars land is incredible << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more