UN Inspectors Welcomed into Iran Nuclear Site

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA group of UN atomic inspectors last week inspected a heavy water reactor in Iran that is one of the key western concerns over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program. The inspection was the first since April when access was shut down, considered a conciliatory move in the face of mounting tension over Iranian nuclear ambitions. (AFP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

‘Roomba of the Sea’ is Vacuum Company’s New Robotic Weapon to Combat Lionfish Invasion

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOne of the most significant problems facing any ecosystem and the conservationists who work therein is the problem of non-native, invasive species. Goats nearly destroyed the Galapagos Islands; feral cats and foxes are devastating the rich diversity of marsupial species in Australia; and large species of Asian python are too much to bear for many creatures in the Everglades.The same is true for the lionfish within the reefs of the western Atlantic Ocean where the motto among local fisherman is “If you can’t beat it, eat it”.Coveted by marine aquarium enthusiasts in the 1980s, the lionfish entered the Atlantic ecosystem similarly to how most invasive species are introduced all over the globe: its owner released it into the wild without knowing any better. While the charismatic Indo-Pacific fish may prove to be a stunner on an aquarium catwalk with its bold stripe pattern and mane of long diaphanous fins, it’s a plague on reef ecosystems where it devours defenseless fish species that have never been forced to evolve to protect themselves against such a threat.LOOK: This Woman and Her Pet Otters Have Spent the Last 40 Years Protecting the Species From Extinction in England“They can eat fish up to half their body size and a single lionfish can eat dozens of fish in a day,” says Stephen Gittings, a coral reef ecologist for the National Marine Sanctuary System. “Since no native species prey on lionfish, you’re not losing very many of them over the course of time so they just dominate and take over.”As if all that wasn’t enough, female lionfish can lay up to 2 million eggs a year enclosed within a protective and inedible sack. All of these characteristics make for the perfect invader—but a man and his Roomba are seeking to turn back the tide on this unchallenged fish.Roomba of the SeaIn addition to being a passionate diver, Collin Angle is also the co-founder of the iRobot company, creators of the famous Roomba automated vacuum. He believes robots can be utilized to tackle environmental problems, which led him to create his non-profit company called Robots for Environmental Services (RSE).LOOK: Firefighters Spend 2 Hours Freeing Hapless Raccoon From Sewer Grate—‘We rescue citizens both big and small’Angle directed RSE to create a robotic submersible that was capable of diving to depths unreachable by the average hobbyist spear fisherman. The result of their efforts was the Guardian: a 20-pound submersible robot armed with lights, cameras, and stun guns capable of delivering non-lethal jolts of electricity to unsuspecting lionfish.Like the Roomba, the Guardian is also a vacuum cleaner—only instead of dust and cat hair, it vacuums up the stunned lionfish into an onboard water tank that can hold up to 20 fish. Once full, the Guardian can return to the surface with its catch.Adam Cantor, director of engineering at RSE, explains to CSM that while many coastal communities in the United States host spearfishing competitions to see who can bag the most lionfish, it’s not enough to prevent the effects of the invasive species on nearby reefs because they breed at a depth of 200-400 feet, which is far past the diving range of humans.WATCH: This Circus Uses Elaborate Hologram Light Show in Response to Mistreatment of Performing AnimalsMoreover, lionfish aggregate together as far down as 1,000 feet, putting them out of reach for line and net fishing as well.RSE is trying to market the Guardian for $1,000 per unit—and considering how markets like Whole Foods will buy up nutritious and tasty lionfish catches for $5 per pound, the Roomba of the sea makes for a sensible financial investment that can boost the economic livelihood of coastal fishing communities and protect sensitive Atlantic reefs at the same time.“I think absolutely there’s a market for it. There’s a ton of lionfish down deeper that we can’t get to,” Andy Lowe, a professional diver and lionfish hunter tells CSM. “The thousand-dollar price point is very good, but for me to personally consider buying one I’ll need to see it get a lionfish off a reef at depth. If it can do that it’s got great potential”.Be Sure And Share The Good News With Your Friends On Social Media — File photo by Larry D. MooreAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

LeBron James and Cavaliers working to get into ‘game shape’

first_img Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersLebron JamesNBATyronn Lue Ashley Bastock Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 INDEPENDENCE, OHIO– On Thursday LeBron James confirmed that his ankle feels well enough to play in Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.James missed most of the preseason after he sprained his ankle during the second day of training camp. As a result, James is understandably frustrated with his level of conditioning.“I just want to get to where I should be,” James said after practice on Thursday. “Like I said, the ankle and the foot injury just kind of kept me out and set me back further than I would like, but I got some time now along the course of these games that we got– we got two back-to-backs coming up so that’s going to help and we have some opportunity to get some practice time in as well.”LeBron talks putting in extra work o the VersaClimber and his own conditioning: “I just want to be where I should be.” pic.twitter.com/sSD1R1MQ6I— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) October 19, 2017Prior to coming into camp, there was plenty of talk that James was in the arguably the best shape of his career. He did say it was “very” frustrating to have to get back to that point, but he should be there again in a couple of weeks as long as he has no setbacks.James played in just one preseason game, but that didn’t stop him from putting up 29 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists in the team’s season opener against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. It was the first time a player posted those numbers in a team’s opener, according to Elias Sports Bureau.But even after the contest, James lamented his level of conditioning. Per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, he even put in a session on the VersaClimber Tuesday night despite playing 41 minutes. He also gathered teammates for a VersaClimber session prior to practice on Thursday.The reality of the situation remains that James is not the only member on the Cavaliers who isn’t in game shape yet. After the Boston game, head coach Tyronn Lue expressed disappointment with the team’s conditioning as a whole, and said that guys weren’t playing fast enough in the full court.“We’ve got to get in better shape,” Lue said on Tuesday. “As far as pushing ourselves, not saving ourselves. We’ve got to do a better job of playing hard six or seven minutes, you get tired, come out. Our pace was really slow. To hold a team to 41 percent shooting and they were at 36 or 37 [percent] for a while and not play with pace getting up and down the floor, that’s not good for us. We want to play fast; we want to get up and down the floor. I thought tonight we settled and played a half-court game.”It is possible that a shorter training camp has played a factor in the team not being in top condition to begin the season The league shortened preseason by about a week this year in order to eliminate four games in five nights, and to reduce the number of back-to-back games. As a result though, teams lost conditioning time before the season began on Tuesday.“Shorter training camp it does hurt you a little bit as far as conditioning,” head coach Tyronn Lue said. “When you have an older team that’s been around for a long time, you can’t really practice and condition the way you want to. It’s just going to take some time to get into shape and get in game shape. We will see how that goes, but the preseason does kind of mess with that a little bit.” When Lue first took over the team in January of 2016 after the organization fired then-head coach David Blatt, he used a similar tactic telling reporters that the team was not in shape to play the up-tempo style that he wanted.“You want to be in the best shape you can be in individually, you shouldn’t have to have a coach tell you that,” James said.“Our game fit with the type of conditioning we was in. When he took over, he wanted us to do something more. He wanted us to get the ball up across half court in four seconds so we could execute our offense. We wasn’t ready for that and it showed. We know how we want to play now and if guys are monitoring themselves, guys come in before practice, stay after practice, you guys see that all the time. Well not before but after. Not too worried about that.”More from LeBron on conditioning, the team’s style of play. pic.twitter.com/bemi0qGKHS— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) October 19, 2017last_img read more

Safeway Awards $200,000 To Teachers Across The State Through Innovation Grant

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Safeway released a statement on Monday announcing that the company would be granting $200,000 to schools across the state. Safeway will be giving $5,000 to 40 public school teachers in Alaska this year – a total of $200,000 through the Innovation Grant. Sara Osborne, Safeway’s Public & Government Affairs Director: “Safeway has always had a mission to invest locally in ways that improve our communities and neighborhoods and I can’t think of a better impact for our giving than to put funds directly into the hands of our teachers. Our foundation is proud to partner with the Alaska Council of School Administrators to transform classrooms across Alaska.” The Carrs Safeway Innovation Grant encourages educators to identify a problem of practice in their classroom, school, or district, and propose novel ways to address this challenge in order to improve student outcomes. In the past three years the supermarket chain has donated $600,000 through the grant and funds go directly into classrooms throughout Alaska. A total of three teachers on the Kenai Peninsula will receive the grant including; Jake Doth, Nikiski Middle High School, Brian Krauklis, Sterling Elementary, and Jan Spurkland, Homer High School. All public school Prek-12 teachers, counselors and librarians who hold an Alaska teaching certificate were invited to apply, and all applicants are reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Alaskan superintendents and principals.last_img read more

New CFL Uniforms 2020

first_img Followers 2 1,172 Share on other sites Sports Logos Sports Logo News 18 44 616 1,065 posts That’s your own opinion…. Recommended Posts Submit Reply Reply to this topic Posted January 6 Share this post 238 Posted January 12 Members 352 posts Location:GTA Insert image from URL 526 Hoping for a glorious Rough Rider Throwback.  Formally mr.negative15 229 Edubdesign 1,065 posts jonny24 GDAWG Location:Kashyyyk Forums Home Posted January 5 The Lions made big strides in the uniforms last season with their awesome black helmets with the white-orange-white stripe and return to the BC Lion head logo on both sides and adding bordering to the jersey numbers.  Members Quote Share on other sites jonny24 1,172 229 I became a huge fan watching the Riders in the late 1980s and loved that uniform.  If they were to bring back this helmet, they should go right back to a modern version of the 1985-89 uniforms.  Complete with shiny silver pants and that striping on the sleeves.  I would be for it because it would be better than the current uniforms. Quote 1 Members Link to post clonewars2008 Location:Nanaimo, BC 959 I figured I start a new thread for the CFL here in 2020. I apologize if there’s already a new 2020 CFL thread. Feel free to delete this if someone has already made a 2020 CFL thread. In terms of uniform changes for 2020, I have a feeling that we will have a different situation from what we saw in the short-lived Adidas era. I think we will likely see at least one new uniform this season. I have heard the Alouettes are doing a fan-design contest for a new third jersey and uniform for 2021. For 2020, so far, I have not heard anything – although I love the drop-shadowless Eskimos logo. I do think we will see some new alternate designs in the New Era era of the CFL. Formally mr.negative15 Quote 1,597 posts Yeah, they keep using that logo. They had a twitter vote (If I recall correctly) mid-season and the fans that voted, voted for it in large numbers so they kind of stuck with it. 5 Next Quote Jer15 238 0 526 Link to post Posted January 6 Sign in to follow this   Yeah, count me in as not being a fan of the boat logo. I LOVE the A shield. That said, I’d love to see a new boat logo 238 Members Posted January 6 Tygers09 I think we see Calgary go back to more of the Red/Grey look from the past.  Share this post Members VancouverFan69 Share this post 1,627 Also, the tooth fairy is real, but is a scam, since they give only pennies on the dollar for your teeth. 1,172 Jer15 1,627 3,673 posts Share on other sites I’ve said my piece a few times on the boards in other threads that I like it and I think it’ll be cool to see it become the full time logo. I realize it isn’t everyone’s favorite though. 1,172 959 Formally mr.negative15 Also seems kinda like they might return to the boat logo full-time.  Share on other sites Location:Vancouver, BC Tygers09 1,083 541 Share this post Members 959 959 Share on other sites 1 Tygers09 It has been pretty quite.  You may remember that there were some changes to pant striping for teams with the New Era uniforms last year (which the kept quite), but most teams remained with the same jersey template as the prior adidas models.  The adidas template did not work well in some cases with the stitching of the New Era models (thinking the adidas-template striping and side panels model seen on teams like the Stampeders, Roughriders and Redblacks).  Quote 238 Link to post 1 Members 526 229 Link to post 959 2 Posted January 11 GDAWG 1 hour ago, Tygers09 said: M4One 527 posts Link to post 1 Yeah man – love that helmet.  With a white mask. ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL. I’ve said my piece a few times on the boards in other threads that I like it and I think it’ll be cool to see it become the full time logo. I realize it isn’t everyone’s favorite though. Share this post Page 1 of 4   1,083 M4One Link to post 5 The Argos need to do something… almost anything… with those boring practice uniforms. Also seems kinda like they might return to the boat logo full-time.  Drop The Orca Vancouver! Wade Heidt Calgary is never going back to the red/grey look.  As much as some people want that look, it’s just not going to happen.   867 Share on other sites Give me different. SportsLogos.Net 2 Share on other sites Jer15 1,627 1,172 541 1,732 1 2 M4One Location:GTA I became a huge fan watching the Riders in the late 1980s and loved that uniform.  If they were to bring back this helmet, they should go right back to a modern version of the 1985-89 uniforms.  Complete with shiny silver pants and that striping on the sleeves.  I would be for it because it would be better than the current uniforms. We’ll maybe see some throwbacks and I’d bet that’s it. Link to post Shouldn’t that be the new New Era era of the CFL? Posted January 11 More than anything, in terms of CFL changes I’d like to see (and yes, I know i’m a broken record on this) is the return of the below helmet for the ‘Riders.  Wade Heidt Share on other sites Wade Heidt M4One Got you roasted like evah clonewars2008 350 Sports Logos Jer15 Share this post 238 238 526 Posted January 12 Followers 2 616 Quote Santa and the Easter Bunny aren’t real, either. Members Link to post Link to post Quote Share this post Members Quote Share this post New CFL Uniforms 2020 CFL/NPB/MLB/NHL/NFL Fan 2 867 johnnysama 4 Members That’s your own opinion…. I think we see Calgary go back to more of the Red/Grey look from the past.  959 Wade Heidt well aren’t  you just a ray of sunshine? I’d put in a swear word but this is a public message board… Quote Quote Link to post Share on other sites 1,083 1,172 Share on other sites 18 Quote M4One _J_ Share this post _J_center_img 526 Favourite Logos:Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Toronto Argonauts (football with sails), BC Lions, San jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, 2 Also thinking about the BC Lions.  The switch to the one helmet rule meant that the Lions had to made changes to incorporate black into their road uniform, but still had the same white jersey template from their previous uniforms.  It did not mesh well.   docrocket Share on other sites Link to post Link to post Posted January 6 1 So thinking we may see now some redesigned primary jerseys now that New Era has been in the game for a year, as well as introduction of alternates.  We would not likely see these until May. Posted January 12 Members 6,981 posts Quote Jezus_Ghoti × 350 2 810 posts Reply to this topic… 2,227 posts Location:Port Huron, MI canadian football league Now, it’s time to replace the shoulder yokes with sleeve stripes and replace the orange pants with white ones for the home unis. Both the orange and black pants look great on the road ones. 0 1,597 posts Difficult conundrum for me as a Riders fan.  Love that they just wear green and white again but there are problems with the current uniform.  Love when they break out the vintage thirds but would not be on board with them going back to that as a full time look. Share this post Posted January 5 Posted January 10 Go To Topic Listing Link to post More than anything, in terms of CFL changes I’d like to see (and yes, I know i’m a broken record on this) is the return of the below helmet for the ‘Riders.  1,172 Members Share this post Share on other sites 867 Link to post 3 1,089 posts Favourite Logos:1992-2007 Ottawa Senators primary2002-2005 Ottawa Renegades primary2014-pres Ottawa REDBLACKS primary 1920 Team Canada2011-pres Winnipeg Jets primary Don’t ruin our dreams! lol All Activity SportsLogos.Net Jezus_Ghoti 959 cfl Link to post Don’t ruin our dreams! lol Share this post 3 Page 1 of 4   Quote Quote Share this post 3 Link to post 959 On ‎1‎/‎9‎/‎2020 at 3:45 PM, M4One said: 4 Sports Logo News ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead 1 Favourite Logos:Vancouver Canucks current/1980s/90s era, LA Kings purple/gold and Gretzky era, Mariners 80s and current, BC Lions 1980s, and Saskatchewan Roughriders 1970s/80s 350 On 1/6/2020 at 9:56 AM, mr.negative15 said: 1,052 posts Yeah man – love that helmet.  With a white mask. Difficult conundrum for me as a Riders fan.  Love that they just wear green and white again but there are problems with the current uniform.  Love when they break out the vintage thirds but would not be on board with them going back to that as a full time look. It’s the new New Era era. By Chewbacca, January 5 in Sports Logo News Link to post VancouverFan69 Quote Location:Port Huron, MI On 1/7/2020 at 5:20 PM, Wade Heidt said: Share on other sites Location:Vancouver Yes, that’s my opinion based on the fact that Calgary has done nothing to indicate they are planning to go back to red/grey.  They haven’t reduced their usage of black.  They haven’t introduced a red/grey alternate.  The only reason they got rid of their black helmet is because they are only allowed one last season.  Hope they don’t change Hamilton too much, pants stripes are all that’s really needed. I know it’s a classic but I don’t really like the white sleeves on black jersey look. I’d be interested in a third uniform, I have the grey alternate from a few years ago and really liked that look, especially matched up against the Argos third uni an Labour Day. Favourite Logos:Canucks: Johnny Canuck, Stick ‘n RinkNHL: Flaming C, North Star N, CH, Chief Black Hawk, Purple and Gold Crown, 35-point Leaf, Red Winged WheelMLS: Whitecaps current and ’79 vintage Posted January 9 Chewbacca 3 541 1,732 Posted January 12 41 posts Calgary is never going back to the red/grey look.  As much as some people want that look, it’s just not going to happen.   5 hours ago, jonny24 said: Share on other sites Share this post 1 hour ago, Jezus_Ghoti said: 352 posts Forums Home If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Link to post Share this post Share on other sites docrocket 616 Members Favourite Logos:Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Toronto Argonauts (football with sails), BC Lions, San jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, 2 44 All Activity Quote Members Members Quote Prev Yeah, they keep using that logo. They had a twitter vote (If I recall correctly) mid-season and the fans that voted, voted for it in large numbers so they kind of stuck with it. 1,172 Quote 5 Share on other sites 1 hour ago, M4One said: New CFL Uniforms 2020 526 More than anything, in terms of CFL changes I’d like to see (and yes, I know i’m a broken record on this) is the return of the below helmet for the ‘Riders.  Posted January 12 Chewbacca Yeah, they keep using that logo. They had a twitter vote (If I recall correctly) mid-season and the fans that voted, voted for it in large numbers so they kind of stuck with it. 3,534 posts johnnysama 1,172 6,981 posts 6,981 posts Share this post 18 Members A switch back to this helmet would mean a switch back to silver and black trim colour being prominent in the uniform.  340 posts You can post now and register later. Posted January 6 I’ve said my piece a few times on the boards in other threads that I like it and I think it’ll be cool to see it become the full time logo. I realize it isn’t everyone’s favorite though. Members 1,597 posts 2 hours ago, mr.negative15 said: 21 hours ago, M4One said: I am hoping the Roughriders tweak their look after the New York Jets stole their color scheme last year.  Share this post If you want to say that the Calgary Flames, who also own the Stampeders, were going back to their retro uniforms full time, I would have an easier time believing you because they have been wearing them as an alternate for some time.  Or, that Saskatchewan might make the switch to their retro uniforms.  Somebody saying that ‘I think the Stampeders are going back to red/grey’ isn’t going to cut it. Quote Members Link to post 3,239 posts Link to post Tygers09 Jer15 Share on other sites Jer15 Join the conversation 959 Location:Washington State   Only 75 emoji are allowed. Favourite Logos:Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers On 1/6/2020 at 6:56 AM, mr.negative15 said: 44 I  that Rider uniform set. Also, the tooth fairy is real, but is a scam, since they give only pennies on the dollar for your teeth. 0 1,732 Share this post Posted January 12 Members Share this post Desktop Tablet Phone Location:GTA Posted January 8 Edubdesign Next Share on other sites Quote Share on other sites I just ask my favourite team to listen.  As a Roughriders fan, I do not want to see the mono-green at home as the primary look.  Never have.  Give us the green jersey over white pants as a primary look at home. Posted January 6 M4One Santa and the Easter Bunny aren’t real, either. Posted January 8 ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor Share this post A switch back to this helmet would mean a switch back to silver and black trim colour being prominent in the uniform.  Prev Location:Vancouver Sign in to follow this   Members 22 hours ago, M4One said: Location:Longueuil Quebec Hope they don’t change Hamilton too much, pants stripes are all that’s really needed. I know it’s a classic but I don’t really like the white sleeves on black jersey look. I’d be interested in a third uniform, I have the grey alternate from a few years ago and really liked that look, especially matched up against the Argos third uni an Labour Day. 4 Calgary is never going back to the red/grey look.  As much as some people want that look, it’s just not going to happen.   3 Share on other sites New CFL Uniforms 2020last_img read more

BRAC Conducts Psychosocial Counseling for Ebola Survivors

first_imgBRAC Liberia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social welfare (MOH/SW) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has completed a weeklong psychosocial counseling workshop for Ebola survivors and orphans in four of the 15 counties.Those counties are Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Montserrado and Lofa. The exercise brought together hundreds of Ebola survivors and orphans.The workshop was intended for victims who were affected by the Ebola crisis in the country to share their experiences with the organization, and how to help tackle the growing levels of stigma surrounding the disease.Alexander Blackie, Psychosocial Consultant to BRAC, told the participants that there is a desperate need for psychosocial support and training in Liberia, where stigmatization has become a serious problem, pushing Ebola survivors and families out of their communities and adding to their pain.“We need to encourage the acceptance of medically cleared survivors and help communities understand the facts about Ebola transmission. It is important that communities and survivors stand in unity to successfully combat Ebola in the country,” Mr. Blackie stated.He said that survivors often face stigma, income loss and grief, particularly from surviving friends and family members of those who died from the disease.Mr. Blackie, who is a Mental Health Clinician, described the situation as “truly troubling,” because, he believes that survivors need food and other support, such as the provision of basic household items, since those who were infected had all their belongings burnt, leaving them in a desperate situation.”At the same time, Mr. Blackie is encouraging community dwellers to help ensure that survivors are welcomed and not stigmatized.Montserrado County Health Officer, Fred Amegashi, urged the survivors to think positively and forgo the stigma of Ebola, because the disease affected everyone in the country.In separate remarks, some of the survivors said that life had changed for them because community dwellers are stigmatizing them to the extent that some marketers refuse to accept money from victims for transactions.BRAC launched operations in Liberia in 2008, and has since been working for a better future with programs in microfinance, agriculture, poultry and livestock, health and empowerment as well as livelihoods for adolescents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more