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New Arctic Ocean depth map revealed

first_imgThe new IBCAO Ver. 4.0 has increased the area mapped of the Arctic Ocean from 6.7 percent in the previous release of Ver. 3.0 in 2012 to 19.6 percent. The data will also provide a much improved foundation for predictive modelling of the fate of the Greenland Ice Sheet and rise in global sea level. “IBCAO Ver. 4.0 represents the 2020 contribution to the GEBCO Global Grid which is targeted to map the entire ocean floor by the year 2030,” said professor Martin Jakobsson of Stockholm University, co-leader with professor Larry Mayer of the Regional Center. “Users need a specific grid of the Arctic Ocean in polar projection because the global grid is highly distorted near the geographic poles.” The new portrayal of the Arctic Ocean floor comprises Version 4.0 of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO).center_img The gridded compilation has been completed under the auspices of the Regional Center for the Arctic and North Pacific Ocean of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project. This Regional Center is one of four Seabed 2030 centers covering the world ocean and is run jointly by Stockholm University and the University of New Hampshire. Scientists and map-makers from 15 countries participated in the work, including all circum-Arctic nations. A new depth map of the Arctic Ocean has been unveiled in the form of a digital gridded database.last_img read more

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Ba eases Benitez’s woes

first_img Demba Ba’s 28th-minute goal saw Chelsea return above Tottenham to third place in the Barclays Premier League for 24 hours at least, ahead of Sunday’s north London derby. West Brom had not won a league match at Chelsea in almost 35 years, and although owner Roman Abramovich may be content with Benitez in charge until the end of the season and a fifth win in seven games, that may not be enough to appease Blues fans. Press Association Chelsea claimed a routine 1-0 win over West Brom as Rafael Benitez made a victorious Stamford Bridge return following his midweek criticism of Blues supporters.center_img Benitez says he will decide whether Terry, with his fitness travails, can play twice a week and the defender’s armband was passed to Frank Lampard, who moved equal with John Hollins as the club’s third-highest appearance maker on 592. Chelsea almost went ahead in the fourth minute as Ba crossed from the right for Oscar, but Ben Foster saved instinctively. Juan Mata, on his 100th Chelsea appearance, volleyed wide across goal before Steven Reid’s long-range effort was tipped over by Petr Cech. Eden Hazard almost took advantage of indecision in the Baggies defence before Claudio Yacob’s foul on Oscar presented Chelsea with a free-kick opportunity. David Luiz’s effort ricocheted off the wall and Foster scrambled it out for a corner, from which Chelsea went in front. The left-sided set-piece was played short to Oscar, whose inswinging cross towards the back post found Luiz who headed the ball back across goal for Ba to sweep it in. Lampard, seeking his 200th Chelsea goal, had an effort ruled out early in the second half, with Mata flagged offside in the build-up. After 60 minutes, Benitez and the Blues fans reacted in unison in appeal for a penalty. Oscar’s lofted ball forward was brought down by Hazard, who went down under pressure from Jonas Olsson, but referee Kevin Friend was unmoved. Chelsea again threatened and again Foster saved from Oscar. Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross was headed down by Ba for the Brazilian, who scuffed his shot straight at the goalkeeper. Oscar again saw an effort saved by Foster before Cech had to tip over a dipping Odemwingie free-kick. Cech was called upon from the resulting corner as the ball was directed goalwards off the head of his team-mate Azpilicueta. Foster came up for a stoppage-time corner, but the hosts held on for three points to the relief of Benitez. last_img read more

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Groups gear up for primaries

first_imgThough student political involvement has dropped off significantly since the 2008 presidential election, campus political activists are hoping the upcoming gubernatorial race will reignite student interest in politics, and campus groups are making plans to help rekindle the political spark.Taking sides · Members of USC College Democrats and USC College Republicans will hold a debate this semester leading up to the primaries. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan With the race for the chance to govern one of the country’s most troubled states picking up steam this spring, USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, the Political Student Assembly, USC College Democrats and USC College Republicans all have plans to draw students back into the political realm.Student involvement has been at a lull since San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom dropped out of the governor’s race. When Newsom’s campaign was still active, USC hosted a chapter of Students for Gavin Newsom. Now there is no visible support for any other specific candidate.“Newsom was the only candidate whose campaign devoted a lot of attention and energy to campus organizing,” said Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute. “My guess is that’s about to change.”Shena Popat, director of the Political Student Assembly, said she anticipates students will become more active after the June primaries. She emphasized, however, that it is equally important for students to be involved in the primary elections.“In order to increase student involvement, there may be informative, non-partisan events presenting the platforms of the candidates with regard to issues important to students,” Popat said.Party-specific groups have also made plans to try to increase student involvement in politics this semester, including a debate between the USC College Democrats and the USC College Republicans leading up to the primaries.USC College Democrats will attempt to draw in students by hosting a welcome back party, phone banking and sending a large group to the California Democratic Convention, which will be held in Los Angeles,  Vice President Aaron Perman said.USC College Republicans will host several speakers this semester, including Republican National Committee Chairman Shawn Steele. They will also hold the California College Republican Convention in April, according to Alexa Ekman, president of USC College Republicans.Though the College Democrats will pick a specific candidate to endorse, College Republicans will not. Still, Ekman said involvement in the gubernatorial race is crucial, particularly for college students.“Although USC is private and therefore unaffected by the state budget costs, students must pay attention to this election because the debt that California exhibits will be placed on our generation,” she said.The Unruh Institute will be continuing the Students Talk Back lunch series, panel discussions co-hosted by the Daily Trojan, which give students a chance to discuss politics with experts.The institute will also sponsor a viewing of the president’s State of the Union address and will host a daylong concert series partnership with USC’s School of Policy, Planning, and Development and the Los Angeles Times.The poll series developed by the Unruh Institute and the Los Angeles Times will also continue as the gubernatorial race marches on.  Schnur said there will be at least two polls released before the primary elections in June.“This semester we plan on involving students in the planning of these polls and the analysis of the poll results,” Schnur said. “We want our students to know how the process works and get a better understanding of how public opinion is measured in a political campaign.”Schnur said the key is to get involved now.“For me and my generational colleagues, we only have a certain number of years left before it’s somebody else’s turn,” he said. “The young people who are smart enough and energetic enough to get involved early are the ones who are going to make the greatest impact.”last_img read more

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PCP: Best fit at QB for Badgers?

first_imgJonahAfter watching the Badgers’ continuous miscues and failures throughout the past season, it only makes sense for head coach Bret Bielema to make a serious change.Entering his fourth season as head coach, he can choose to start another senior or he can take a chance for some high risk, high reward.I’m talking, of course, about Curt Phillips.If you don’t think he can do as good a job as Allan Evridge, Dustin Sherer or Scott Tolzien, I don’t know what football team you’ve been watching for the past five months.Phillips has all the tools to bring the UW football team back to the top of the Big Ten.Next year, Phillips will be a redshirt freshman, and if Bielema chooses to give him some playing time, he’ll have an experienced quarterback for four straight years, something we have yet to see in his three years as head coach.Having an experienced quarterback who has already worked out all his kinks at the position will be more beneficial to the Badgers down the line than another appearance in the Champs Sports Bowl led by Sherer.If Bielema learned from his mistakes this past season, he would know one season isn’t enough to bring a quarterback from first-year starter to team MVP. It’s a long process, and Phillips could be the talent and leader for years to come.If the UW Athletic Department is willing to give Bielema another chance to continue to “learn,” Bielema should also let Phillips get a chance to learn — it will benefit them both in the long run.So, if you want Sherer or Tolzien, then mediocrity you shall receive. But just like in this past presidential election, change is the key. For Wisconsin, that key is Curt Phillips.BenNow that P.J. Hill has officially declared for the NFL Draft, the biggest question concerning the Wisconsin football team is who is going to be starting under center come this fall. Obviously, current quarterback Dustin Sherer’s performance this year during the regular season and his tremendous flop during the Champs Sports Bowl disqualifies him from any chance of being the starter during the 2009 campaign.So, who should start?With senior Allan Evridge graduating, that leaves the depth chart down to three other choices than Sherer — redshirt freshman Curt Phillips, sophomore James Stallons and sophomore Scott Tolzien.Traditionally, to be a Wisconsin quarterback, your main skill needs to be handing the ball off. However, with the emergence of speedy wide receiver David Gilreath, second-generation Badger Nick Toon and the return of tight end Garrett Graham should supply the incumbent quarterback with plenty of weapons.With that in mind, Tolzien should be the next starting quarterback. Coming in for Sherer during the loss against Iowa, Tolzien looked poised despite playing from behind. He managed to go 4-7 for 90 yards and had 10 yards on the ground, including a rushing touchdown.While others may think head coach Bret Bielema should pass over Tolzien and go directly to Phillips, who came into the program as the nation’s No. 10 quarterback, it still takes some time to learn the college game and have in-game experience. Tolzien already has some playing time and has proven, despite limited experience, he has potential to be a good quarterback.If Bielema chooses Tolzien over Phillips, Stallons or Sherer, he should get an upgrade from his current situation. If not, any of the candidates can still revert to the time-honored tradition of a UW quarterback — handing the ball off.last_img read more

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Winamax nets Angers SCO betting partnership

first_img French licensed online gambling group Winamax continues to expand its presence within Ligue 1 football, confirming that it has secured a two-year betting and branding partnership with Angers Sporting Club de l’Ouest – Angers SCO.Angers SCO one of France’s oldest and most historic football clubs will feature Winamax Poker and sports betting branding on its Ligue 1 season 2017/18 club shorts.The gambling group will further serve as betting partner for the Angevins football club, gaining heightened coverage and branding of Winamax products on match days within the Stade Raymond Kopa (Capacity: 19,000).“We are pleased to welcome the main French player of poker and sports betting among the official partners of the club,” said Saïd Chabane, president of Angers SCO. “This partnership allows us to place supporters at the heart of a system of activations and privileged advantages.”Winamax continues to expand its presence within French football, which includes betting partnerships with Nantes FC and Girondins de Bordeaux.Alexandre Roos, Chief Executive of Winamax, commented on the sponsorship: “We are very pleased to partner with Angers SCO and are proud to be associated with the finalist of the Coupe de France for the two seasons to come.” Spain’s DGOJ sanctions autumn clean-up of licensee remits October 22, 2019 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Winamax nets RC Strasbourg shirt sponsorship ahead of Ligue 1 kick-off August 10, 2020 Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020last_img read more

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NASCAR boss condemns the ‘jackass’ flying a Confederate flag over Talladega before Sunday’s race

first_imgYou won’t see a photo of a jackass flying a flag over the track here…but you will see this…Hope EVERYONE enjoys the race today. pic.twitter.com/ppwP1ggNjt— Steve O’Donnell (@odsteve) June 21, 2020Some media members covering the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega snapped photos of the banner flying over the track.Here is a view that shows where the Confederate flag is flying with the message “Defund NASCAR” pic.twitter.com/4tQpUnJxfh— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 21, 2020Group opposed to #NASCAR #ConfederateFlag ban uses plane to fly large #ConfederateFlag over @TalladegaSuperS w/ “Defund @NASCAR” banner pic.twitter.com/aBW3ZL6EAR— Jerry Jordan (@JerryJordan_KTT) June 21, 2020MORE: NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban had Alvin Kamara excited to attend a raceNASCAR’s race weekend at Talladega has produced predictable protests from people who continue to promote the Confederate flag in the wake of its prohibition from races. The announcement of the flag ban came June 10 amid global protests against racial injustice.A group of about 20 protesters drove past @TalladegaSuperS in trucks & on motorcycles in objection to #NASCAR banning of the #ConfederateFlag at its races. pic.twitter.com/mMLGVYRCW1— Jerry Jordan (@JerryJordan_KTT) June 20, 2020″The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry,” NASCAR’s statement read. “Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.” Steve O’Donnell has made clear on multiple occasions how he feels about the flag NASCAR is no longer allowing to be displayed at its events and properties. He sent yet another clear signal Sunday.O’Donnell, who is NASCAR’s executive vice president and chief racing development officer, tweeted a message a few hours before the scheduled start time of Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in response to a massive Confederate flag banner with the words “Defund NASCAR” being flown by a plane over the track. The Cup Series race at Talladega marks the first NASCAR event since the COVID-19 outbreak that is open to general admission ticket holders, albeit in limited numbers. Up to 5,000 people were able to purchase tickets and attend the Talladega race.NASCAR’s Confederate flag policy includes a ban of “clothing that is primarily based on the Confederate flag symbol,” according to Sports Business Journal, and NASCAR is expected to enforce its new policy with security sweeps at the track.Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega was postponed to Monday due to severe weather. The race will start at 3 p.m. ET on Fox.last_img read more

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5 Plantation Blast Victims Plan to Sue as Probe Continues

first_imgAs an investigation into Saturday’s massive explosion that left 23 people injured at a Plantation shopping center continues, five victims, have retained a local law firm to file suit against “those found accountable for the blast.”Attorney William Lewis held a press conference Tuesday confirming that the Plantation-based Morgan & Morgan law firm will be representing five blast victims.“In the end, it’s an issue of fundamental public safety because this could have been any of us,” Lewis said. “Our job here is to determine who is accountable for the explosion and to hold those folks accountable.”Watch the full press conference below.An official cause of the blast has not been established.However, investigators believe that the explosion resulted from a gas leak after a broken mane was found at a former Plantation restaurant in The Market on University Plaza.Lewis said Tuesday his firm will launch a separate investigation into the explosion calling into question what authorities believe happened.“Gas lines don’t just rupture,” said Lewis. “We need to determine why it happened.”The attorney did not identify his clients, the extent of their injuries, or whether they were hospitalized.At this time it is unclear who is considered liable for the blast.last_img read more

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Blunder VAR Coote to work Carabao Cup final after missing Lo Celso red card

first_imgVAR referee David Coote will be fourth official for the Carabao Cup final despite his blunder in Tottenham’s defeat at Chelsea.Coote was forced to admit he had made a mistake when Spurs’ Giovani Lo Celso remained on the field despite clearly stamping on Cesar Azpilicueta last Saturday.4 Lo Celso was not sent off for this challengeCredit: refer to caption.4 The Argentine clearly stamped on the SpaniardCredit: BT SportBut he has been given the nod to be fourth official for Aston Villa’s showdown with Manchester City at Wembley.As Blues defender Azpilicueta went in for a tackle, Lo Celso landed his right foot down the leg of the Spaniard leaving him in agony.Referee Michael Oliver missed the incident but VAR officials in Stockley Park checked the challenge with multiple camera angles.Despite it being a dangerous tackle, Coote amazingly advised Oliver not to send off or even book the Argentine much to the dismay of Frank Lampard.After the game, it was suggested that no red card was given because he had “nowhere else to put his foot.”But it was later revealed that officials in charge admitted they got the decision wrong – adding to number of VAR farces this season.Coote was deemed in charge of the final decision before he made yet another howler in Man City’s win over Leicester on the same day.The Foxes were aggrieved that they were not awarded a penalty for a handball from Kevin De Bruyne following a James Maddison free-kick.Jamie Redknapp hit out at the decision, telling Sky Sports: “He (David Coote) had a nightmare earlier (in Chelsea v Spurs). He is not doing much better here. He needed a little rest this evening.4 The second-half stamp on Azpilicueta earned a full VAR reviewCredit: BT SportLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Man Utd and Man City scores this coming weekend and win £100most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids “And he can’t see it was a red card earlier. That is a handball. He is putting his hands up to protect the moneymaker.”Look at his hands, he is bringing his hands up to the moneymaker. You duck.”He is the best player in the league but he does not want to get that ball in his face. It is as simple as that.”4 David Coote will be fourth official for the Carabao Cup final this weekendCredit: Getty Images – GettyFrank Lampard says he was ‘just waiting for the red card’ after late Lo Celso tackle on César Azpilicueta which VAR deemed ‘no serious foul play’last_img read more

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Child labour policy soon to be finalised

first_img…poverty listed as main cause of child labourWith attempts to combat and eliminate cases of child labour, which has been on the rise for a number of years, a workshop for the draft of the National Child Labour Policy was on Tuesday hosted by the Department of Labour.A skit that was performed to educate the gathering on child labourThe workshop, which was held in commemoration of World Child Labour Day under the theme “Generation safe and healthy, end child labour”, saw the contributions of a number of stakeholders. The recommendations from the workshop are expected to result in a final document that can be implemented to prevent child labour.General Secretary of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) Dawchan Hagasar, commented on the alarming picture of cases of child labour in Guyana and the dangers which can be caused to a child as a result of working at a young age in dangerous conditions.“While we are aware that there is a commitment to eradicate child labour in Guyana, we also at the same time cannot be comforted by the statistics. We have seen from the most recent available national labour rapid assessment survey that children in Guyana are engaged in the worst forms of child labour including dangerous activities in agriculture,” Hagasar stated.Some children may be exposed to hazards when they lift and carry heavy loads, in domestic households or by working with pesticides in the agriculture field. Hagasar also related that the high unemployment rate in Guyana does not contribute to the lowering of these cases, since many children are sent out to work to support their families.“Children employed as domestic workers work long hours and are isolated in private homes where they are susceptible to physical abuse and sexual abuse. Children working in the streets are vulnerable to severe accident and crime. The facts are alarming and the situation is saddening. The massive bellowing of the unemployed in our country in the recent times cannot be helpful.”Meanwhile, Advisor of the Consultative of the Association of Guyanese Industry (CAGI) Samuel Goolsaran noted that while children are working for small wages, some magnitudes of child labour can cause irreversible damages to a child. He explained that while some cases might be visible, it is difficult to recognise other instances of child labour in Guyana.Additionally, Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle who addressed the gathering of stakeholders on behalf of the Minister within the Social Protection Ministry Keith Scott revealed that the main cause of child labour in Guyana is poverty, which accounts to some 82 per cent while 13 per cent was as a result of force by parents. There is an interconnection between poverty in the household which requires children to enter into a work environment to obtain money. In these circumstances, their education is abandoned.“The root cause of child labour is extreme poverty. There’s seems to be a strong coloration between poverty and child labour. Hence, every act directed at the illumination of poverty can be considered as an attack on child labour.”General Secretary of the Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis, also recognised poverty as the main factor for the exploitation of a child in Guyana. According to him, the education of people after the policy is completed will lead to awareness. This will foster action and result in change. However, the principal target still remains at poverty.Further, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative Palo Marchi noted that the policy is important since there is not much statistics on child labour in Guyana which can cause major prevention.“The development of the policy will push an agenda. Let’s have a policy which is going to have a strategy, piece of legislation and implementable. So we will push an agenda to together prevent child labour by ensuring more focus investment towards education and social protection measures to combat child labour and especially prevent it.”At the end of the workshop’s discussion, concerns surrounding the drafts were likely to be finalised to ensure that a comprehensive policy is completed and adopted.last_img read more

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