Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device. Join us Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for all the live scoring, news and analysis from Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals as the Warriors and Rockets collide for what should be another epic series.Golden State struggled before disposing of the Clippers in six games in the first round while the Rockets’ path to the second round was somewhat easier as they toppled the Jazz in five games. The rematch of …
Galactic Habitable Zone, where a star must be located (09/29/2009);Circumstellar Habitable Zone, the right radius from the star where liquid water can exist (10/08/2010);Continuously Habitable Zone, because too much variety can be lethal (07/21/2007);Temporal Habitable Zone, because habitable zones do not last forever (10/27/2008);Chemical and Thermodynamic Habitable Zone, where water can be liquid (12/30/2003);Ultraviolet Habitable Zone, free from deadly radiation (08/15/2006);Tidal Habitable Zone, which rules out most stars that are small (02/26/2011).Stable Obliquity Habitable Zone (1/12/2012)Stellar Chemistry Habitable Zone (this entry) The list will probably continue to grow. Although the current paper assumes billions of years of evolution, it’s a problem for evolutionists of all stripes: atheistic, deistic and theistic. Why? They all need billions of years. Theistic evolutionists, for instance, would need for God to intervene and move the earth as the habitable zone evolves. If the solar system were created much more recently, this is not a problem at all. The hopes of Carl Sagan and other astronomers of the 1980s for billions and billions of worlds filled with life are looking more simplistic with each new discovery. The earth is looking more Biblical all the while. The chemistry of a parent star can have drastic effects on the habitability of an earth-like planet.Scientists at the University of Arizona have added another factor to consider when looking for habitable planets. PhysOrg reported,As a star evolves, it becomes brighter, causing the habitable zone to move outwards through its solar system. The team’s study indicates that a greater abundance of oxygen, carbon, sodium, magnesium and silicon should be a plus for an inner solar system’s long-term habitability because the abundance of these elements make the star cooler and cause it to evolve more slowly, thereby giving planets in its habitable zone more time to develop life as we know it….The stellar abundance of oxygen seems crucial in determining how long planets stay in the habitable zone around their host star. If there had been less oxygen in the Sun’s chemical makeup, for example, Earth likely would have been pushed out of the Sun’s habitable zone about a billion years ago, well before complex organisms evolved. Considering the first complex multicellular organisms only arose about 650 million years ago, such a move would have likely destroyed any chance of complex life taking hold on Earth.There are probably other factors, too: “Habitability is very difficult to quantify because it depends on a huge number of variables, some of which we have yet to identify,” said the university’s assistant professor of School of Earth and Space Exploration, Patrick Young.Update 9/11/2012: The BBC News claims that habitable planets may be more abundant due to the fact that water can exist under the surface, even outside the habitable zone where liquid water can exist. There are, however, constraints on how long a body’s internal heat can last. Water is not alive; many other factors are required for life. Even if life were possible in a deep, dark, subsurface ocean, it would not be the kind humans would be able to learn about or would want to contact. That being so, it remains a theoretical possibility only, not conducive to observation.Let’s tally up the factors we’ve reported so far that make the “Goldilocks Zone” more complicated than just allowing for liquid water: (Visited 55 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The Australian crash investigator has found that there is a breakdown in separation – or near miss – between planes every three days in Australian airspace, although most pose no risk to safety.In a comprehensive report the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) warned that while the risk was low more needs to be done.In an exclusive briefing the ATSB Chief Commissioner Mart Dolan told AirlineRatings that while Australia has one of the world’s lowest rates of near misses there are red flags.“Nevertheless we have one loss of separation standards every three days,” Mr Dolan said.That separation standard is 9km laterally and 300m vertically.“However 90 per cent are a technical infringement and have no safety implications.”“But 10 per cent – or six a year – have a heightened level of safety issues.”Mr Dolan said that the air traffic control aircraft interface was a complex automation matrix and occasionally human error will occur.Of concern Mr Dolan said that there was an increase in loss of separation incidents in airspace controlled by the Australian Defense Forces.“The number of Loss of Seperation (LOS) occurrences under military control was found to be relatively high and most are the result of controller actions.”In the case of civilian airspace loss of separation incidents are caused equally by pilots and the air traffic controllers.The ATSB warned however that Australia’s aviation regulator the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has no control over the ADF air traffic controllers despite numerous commercial aircraft transiting military areas.In a statement the ATSB said: “The report finds that current regulatory arrangements do not enable the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to give the same level of safety assurance for civilian aircraft under military control as it does for aircraft under civilian control.”The ATSB has issued safety recommendations to the Department of Defence and CASA to address the safety issues identified in the report.There have been no midair collisions in Australia involving aircraft being provided with a separation service by air traffic control.The backup for the industry is a system called Traffic Collision Avoidance System or TCAS.TCAS was introduced in the US in 1989 and shortly thereafter around the world. The concept for TCAS dates back to the earlier 1950s, when air traffic started to grow considerably.It gained further momentum after the 1956 mid-air crash involving a United DC-7 and a TWA Constellation over the Grand Canyon.The US regulator the FAA launched the TCAS program in 1981 after a series of mid-air collisions due to failure of Air Traffic Control (ATC).TCAS identifies the location and tracks the progress of aircraft equipped with beacon transponders.Basically beacon transponders work by broadcasting an electronic signal to ATC radar giving details of the aircraft’s altitude, speed and course. There are various ways that the TCAS information is displayed and in the latest cockpits, other aircraft in the vicinity are shown on the pilot’s primary flight display as an open diamond.If an impending conflict is detected, the open diamond turns into a solid yellow circle with an aural alert to the crew.If no corrective action is taken the circle turns red, with verbal instructions to the pilot to climb or descend. The opposite instruction is given to the pilot of the other aircraft. TCAS has saved tens of thousands of lives over the past 30 years.Air traffic controllers also have a similar system.To see TCAS in action see the video below which was shot in a Qantas A380 simulator as part of a TV series Eye on the Sky.You will see a head-on encounter with a Boeing 747.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Yellow corn and soybeans have been widespread the first part of July in most of Ohio. Since May 1,Jeff Rectenwaldmany parts of Ohio have received at least three to four inches above the five-year average. Growing Degree Days (GDD’s) for the same period have accumulated 1,300 to 1,400 units, which is 200 to 300 GDD’s ahead of normal. We use the GDD’s to track the overall progress of corn development. I like to consult the numbers weekly to track the progress of rainfall and temperature in the state. You can also track these at the Ohio page for the National Agricultural Statistics Service: http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Ohio/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/index.aspAnother great service for tracking rainfall comes from The Climate Corporation. Climate Basic is a free service that will send you e-mail alerts when rainfall is detected at your farm. The nice feature of Climate Basic is that it will send you alerts daily on a field-specific report. That means that every field that you sign up will get a rainfall report. You can access this at:https://climate.com/farm-data-with-climate-basic/Productivity issues for your 2015 corn crop to consider:• Corn pollination — Most of Ohio’s corn crop pollinated from July 15 to 27 in nearly ideal conditions. The first two weeks of August are an especially critical time for ear development, so be sure to follow the traditional, good management practice of checking your plant’s pollination and kernel development status. Carefully remove the ear husk leaves making sure to not disturb the silks. Gently shake the ear and let the silk fall to the ground. The silks that fall off the ear have pollinated the kernel. Those still attached have not pollinated the kernel.• Kernel counts — By Aug. 1, you should be conducting kernel counts to determine or predict potential yield of each field. To calculate Corn Yield, pull several ears from different parts of the field to obtain an average. Bushels per Acre = (number of kernels around the cob) X (number of kernels long) X (plant population per acre with an Ear) divided by 90,000 kernels in a bushel. Counting kernels always overestimates Yield, therefore, reduce your yield count by 10%. • Visit insectforecast.com — By checking out www.insectforecast.com, you will find risk assessment maps showing the prevalence of insects such as the Western Bean Cutworm, Western Corn Rootworm, and Corn Earworm. This is a great interactive tool for growers to keep up to date on these insect threats.There are 2 late season insect pests that Ohio Growers need to be aware of in their soybean crop.• Japanese beetles — The primary soybean insect affecting Ohio is the Japanese beetle. It is especially important to ensure their populations do not get too high, as Japanese beetles feed on almost all parts of the soybean plant including leaves, and soybean pods. If you have 30% defoliation you will start to lose yield. If you see the number of Japanese beetles growing and feel your yield is being affected, consider applying chemical control to your soybeans.• 2-spotted spider mites — One of the benefits of a rainy summer is that spider mites are usually kept in check. They love it hot and dry. The numbers of mites can explode very fast, however, under these weather conditions and growers need to be scouting their fields for mites if conditions get dry this month. Check the underside of the leaf blades and lower canopy. Look for mites, eggs, and their webs. You may also see leaf discoloration from mites feeding on leaf tissue that usually starts at the edge of the field and works its way to the middle of the field.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Built on quality, integrity, and innovation, we pioneered liquid fertilizer – first in the United States in 1946 and later in Canada in 1973 – formulated to meet the nutritional demands of crops and growing conditions on both sides of the border. We will be celebrating our Ohio roots today, Friday, April 8, 2016.Our two founding companies, The Na-Churs Plant Food Company and Alpine Plant Foods Corporation, captivated growers’ attention and revolutionized farming practices by developing seed-safe, liquid phosphate starters that kick-start strong, early root growth and maximize crop yields. In 1998, The Na-Churs Plant Food Company acquired Alpine Plant Foods Corp. and formed Nachurs Alpine Solutions.Today, an ever-increasing number of farmers in every state and province rely on our in-furrow fertilizer starters, fertigation products, foliar nutrition, and micronutrients on nearly every row crop, fruits, and vegetables. These are just a few reasons why NACHURS is “Always the Innovator, Never the Imitator”.Nachurs Alpine Solutions is a specialty chemical company that formulates, markets and distributes liquid nutrient materials throughout North America. The liquid fertilizers sold by Nachurs Alpine Solutions are true solution materials that are normally sold by the gallon. In addition to the agricultural product lines, Nachurs Alpine Solutions manufactures and sells similar products to the industrial and service industries.For more information visit www.nachurs.com.
Tags:#AT&T#critical infrastructure#cybersecurity#IBM#Microsoft#Oracle#telecommunications#terrorists#verizon Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts The technology industry has been excluded from the government’s definition of what constitutes the nation’s critical infrastructure, giving them a free pass from regulations. While this may be good for IT businesses, telecom companies like AT&T and Verizon Communications are crying foul.Information technology is crucial to business, and according to these telecom companies, IT is just as important in securing power plants, telecommunications and water filtration systems. Which is why they want IT companies to be listed as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, something IT vendors are resisting because they don’t want to be saddled with more government regulation.The very political situation raises many questions, and has few answers.Obama’s Executive OrderCurrently, IT – think companies like Microsoft, IBM, Apple, Oracle, Cisco and more – is excluded from the government’s definition of critical infrastructure, as defined by President Obama in an executive order issued last month. In directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to identify critical infrastructure at the greatest risk of attack, the order says the Secretary “shall not identify any commercial information technology products or consumer information technology services under this section.”This exclusion, the result of heavy lobbying by the IT industry, is not sitting well with telecom companies, such as AT&T and Verizon. They believe technology vendors are as important as the network operator in building adequate security to fend off cyberattacks from terrorists.“The Internet ecosystem is far more interconnected and dependent on a host of players than it was even five years ago,” a Verizon spokesman said.Fighting RegulationsWhile the government battles terrorism, telecom and IT companies are trying to fend off regulations. The executive order sets the groundwork for cybersecurity legislation from Congress. So far, the IT industry has been excused, and the telecom industry wants it to share whatever regulatory burden results from current negotiations between the White House and Congress.“The telecom community is concerned the tech industry is going to get a free pass here,” David Kaut, a Washington analyst with Stifel Nicolaus & Co. told Bloomberg. “You have an ecosystem and only the network guys are going to get submitted to government scrutiny.”Telecom companies have a point when it comes to critical infrastructure. Hackers who break into the Windows computer of a telecommunications company could wind their way into control systems and shutdown wireless or landline service for hundreds of thousands of people. But is regulating IT security directly the best way to prevent such a breach? I don’t believe so.Instead of more regulations, the government should focus on requirements for companies directly involved with maintaining the nation’s critical infrastructure. As IT customers, these companies, which include utilities, financial institutions, defense contractors and manufacturers, are in a much better position to get the security they need built into the products they agree to buy. If an IT company such as Microsoft, Oracle or IBM cannot meet the requirements, than another one will.“Commercial products and services often are the weakest link, but regulating them directly means imposing costs that many users won’t be able to shoulder,” Stewart Baker, a partner at law firm Steptoe & Johnson and a former assistant secretary for policy at DHS, said. “So you end up imposing costs on everyone to protect a portion of the economy.”Political TalksThis issue is sure to come up during negotiations underway between the White House and congressmen supporting a cybersecurity bill introduced in the U.S. House Intelligence Committee. The bill emphasizes sharing threat information between businesses and government, while the Obama administration also wants minimum security standards set for the most critical companies.For telecom companies to get what they want, they will have to convince the Republican majority in the House, which adamantly opposes more government regulation, to broaden the cybersecurity bill to include the IT industry. That’s unlikely, so telecom and other critical infrastructure companies should be prepared to take full responsibility for securing their systems.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair antone gonsalves Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…
Read Next Calvin Abueva. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJust a week removed from the national team pool, Calvin Abueva made a shock appearance in Gilas Pilipinas’ fourth Monday evening practice at Meralco Gym.Alaska’s energizer bunny showed up for the first time to join the squad, but it’s unclear if he has already hashed things out with Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Also making his first appearance is “23-for-23” cadet and Ateneo Blue Eaglet Kai Sotto.Present from the cadet pool were Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, Matt Nieto, CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon, Paul Desiderio, Juan Gomez de Liaño, J-Jay Alejandro, Abu Tratter, Jeo Ambohot, Arvin Tolentino, Kenneth Tuffin, and Will Gozum.Joshua Sinclair, who is recovering from an ACL injury, and Ricci Rivero also watched the practice at the sidelines.Nigerians Ola Adeogun and Eugene Toba of San Beda and Chibueze Ikeh of Ateneo also helped in the preparations.The Philippines will take on Australia at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on February 22, before flying back home to battle Japan at Mall of Asia Arena on February 25.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Publico nails winner as Wangs-Letran shocks Che’Lu-San Sebastian LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last week, Reyes announced that he decided to cut Abueva along with Raymond Almazan for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers for missing the first three practices.Unlike Abueva, Almazan did not show up as he was the lone absentee from the current pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJayson Castro bannered the 34 men who participated in the session, together with current pool members Gabe Norwood, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Kiefer Ravena.June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar, who both had games on Sunday, sat out the session. View comments
Iman Shumpert has been rapping since he was a fledgling, so when asked about other “NBA rappers” he wasn’t very impressed. For example, Shumpert had this to say about one of the NBA’s most notable MCs-Metta World Peace, “Oh, he’s horrible. He is horrible.”Shumpert has a theory, “There’s a difference between guys who rap and ‘NBA rappers’.”In the video, Shumpert takes a moment to explain why “NBA rappers” are so bad and why he proclaims himself the best rapper in the league.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 18, 2013- For right now, residents may have to be patient and accept the quick fix remedies offered to the bad roads and poor infrastructure on the island of Providenciales. Minister of Government Support Services, Hon. George Lightbourne recently admitted that he is aware of the public’s cry and has been lobbying for more immediate response to address road situations but the task has been tedious. Hon. Lightbourne added that contrary to what the public may believe he cannot just send someone to fix the roads as there are ‘red tapes’ to go through. Lightbourne went on to explain that he also has a lot under his umbrella as Minister of Government Support Services, so the public just has to exercise a little more patience.