Scoreboard roundup — 4/3/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEColorado 1, Tampa Bay 0, 11 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEChi White Sox 8, Cleveland 3Minnesota 7, Kansas City 6Detroit 2, NY Yankees 1Toronto 5, Baltimore 3Texas 4, Houston 0Boston 6, Oakland 3NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 1, Cincinnati 0Washington 9, Philadelphia 8San Diego 4, Arizona 1NY Mets 6, Miami 4St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4, 10 InningsAtlanta 6, Chi Cubs 4LA Dodgers 5, San Francisco 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOrlando 114, NY Knicks 100Indiana 108, Detroit 89Chicago 115, Washington 114Boston 112, Miami 102Atlanta 130, Philadelphia 122Toronto 115, Brooklyn 105Charlotte 115, New Orleans 109Minnesota 110, Dallas 108Denver 113, San Antonio 85Utah 118, Phoenix 97Portland 116, Memphis 89Houston 135, L.A. Clippers 103NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEOttawa 4, NY Rangers 1SO Chicago 4, St. Louis 3Anaheim 3, Calgary 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by April 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/3/19center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Here’s what letting fees ban will really mean for tenants and agents, industry tells DCLG

first_imgHome » News » Here’s what letting fees ban will really mean for tenants and agents, industry tells DCLG previous nextRegulation & LawHere’s what letting fees ban will really mean for tenants and agents, industry tells DCLGPredictions contained in document sent to government by NALS-convened Fair Fees ForumNigel Lewis24th February 20171 Comment2,433 Views The likely results of a letting fees ban for tenants and agents have been spelled out by the National Approved Lettings Scheme (NALS) in a briefing document produced by its Fair Fees Forum for the Department of Communities and Local Government.As well as highlighting how poor policing of a letting fees ban would lead to an unfair advantage for those who did not comply with the ban, the Fair Fees Forum says there will be “a number of serious disadvantages for tenants”.These include:Rents will rise as landlords seek to recoup the costs of referencing, deposit administration and inventories.The practice of high ‘month one rents’ in lieu of fees will increase.Block viewings rather than individual accompanied viewings will become the norm.Tenancy negotiations will need to simpler and more streamlined and less tailored.Tenants will have to provide their own references plus a lot of the information currently gathered by letting agents.Less help for tenants when Right to Rent enquiries become complicated or with utility bill and transfer problems.Property standards may fall as landlords do fewer repairs or refurbish properties less often.The Fair Fees Forum also makes the point that banning fees may lead to fewer letting agents, and also more landlords self-managing their property, thus taking many private rented sector properties away from the hands of agents – who are more regulated than landlords.“Finally, small landlords may simply quit the market when faced with the burden of adsorbing costs previously met by tenants, coupled with changes in SDLT and Mortgage Interest Relief,” the Fair Fees Forum document says.The Forum paints a gloomy picture for agents after the ban comes in, predicting that agents will be unable to maintain investment in staff training and developments, that many agents will downsize or de-skill teams. It also says more people will complain about agents and that healthy competition between agents will decrease – something that it says is already taking place.The Forum also says that a fees ban will lead to house-hunting tenants making multiple offers on properties, leading to “increased costs for landlords and agents through abortive and additional work”, it says.NALS fair fees forum February 24, 2017Nigel LewisOne commentSheila Manchester, The Negotiator The Negotiator 24th February 2017 at 11:40 amSome agents DO charge very high fees to tenants, some are indeed eye-watering, this is why there is such a fuss. Most people understand a fair fee is necessary, but it is the ones charging very high fees that are causing the problem. The lost fees will no doubt turn up elsewhere.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report for August 2 to 8

first_imgAugust 5, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 163Motor Vehicle Stops: 26Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 14Alarms: 8The Police Department assisted with 15 fire and 18 EMS callsTheft, 300 block Seaspray Rd., at 11:13amTheft, 700 block Wesley Ave., at 12:08pmTheft, 800 block 8th St., at 1:21pmMotor vehicle accident, Route 52, at 5:49pmBurglary, 1500 block Bay Ave., at 6:52pmMotor vehicle accident, 1400 block Haven Ave., at 7:43pmTheft, 400 block Haven Ave., at 9:12pm August 2, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 183Motor Vehicle Stops: 27Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4Property Checks: 13Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and 8 EMS callsTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 1:45amDWI, 700 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 2:54amMotor vehicle accident, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 9:23amBurglary, 2500 block West Ave., at 9:44amMotor vehicle accident, 10th St. & Wesley Ave., at 11:58amMotor vehicle accident, 900 block St. James Pl., at 1:02pmMotor vehicle accident, 11th St.; & West Ave., at 1:58pmTheft, Beach Rd., at 4:46pmTheft, Moorlyn Terr., at 5:16pm August 8, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 266Motor Vehicle Stops: 53Motor Vehicle Accidents: 6Property Checks: 47Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 8 EMS callsWarrant, 3400 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 7:38amTheft, 800 block St. James Pl., at 9:19amTheft, 1100 block Bay Ave., at 9:45amTheft, 34th St., at 11:48amMotor vehicle accident, 900 block Haven Ave., at 12:52pmMotor vehicle accident, 1200 block West Ave., at 1:08pmFraud, 1200 block West Ave., at 1:29pmMotor vehicle accident, Battersea Rd. & Wesley Rd., at 2:22pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Bay Ave., at 2:25pmMotor vehicle accident, 1500 block Central Ave., at 5:11pmAssault 600 block Asbury Ave., at 6:34pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 7th St., at 7:14pm August 6, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 174Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 17Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, 900 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 1:02amDomestic violence, 700 block Battersea Rd., at 4:50amWarrant, 34th Street, one in custody, at 9:30amTheft, W. 10th St., at 11:31amTheft, 900 block Asbury Ave., at 12:33pmFraud, 100 block Bay Ave., at 1:15pmTheft, 700 block Pleasure Ave., at 4:00pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 4:48pmMotor vehicle accident, 100 block Ocean Ave., at 7:36pm August 3, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 201Motor Vehicle Stops: 30Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 29Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 18 Fire and 19 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 11:02amTheft, 800 block 7th St., at 12:45pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 12:46pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 1:42pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 1:42pmBurglary, 100 block Central Ave., at 4:28pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 8th St., at 7:13pmWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., at 8:30pm August 4, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 185Motor Vehicle Stops: 25Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 24Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 11 EMS callsTheft, 3800 block Bay Ave., at 9:26amWarrant, 2800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 11:30amMotor vehicle accident, 100 block 34th St., at 2:42pmDomestic violence, 400 block Haven Ave., at 4:25pmMotor vehicle accident, Walnut Rd. & Bay Ave., at 6:09pmAssault, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., at 6:33pmCDS, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 9:40pmCDS, 800 block Beach, one in custody, at 9:49pmFraud, 1700 block Asbury Ave., at 10:17pm August 7, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 174Motor Vehicle Stops: 27Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 20Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 9 EMS callsFight, 800 block St. Charles Pl., at 12:05amCDS, 800 block St. Charles Pl., one in custody, at 1:59pmMotor vehicle accident, Tennessee Ave., & Bay Ave., at 2:34pmMotor vehicle accident, 16th St. & Central Ave., at 6:12pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 7th St., at 7:41pmCDS, 2300 block Beach, at 9:25pmWarrant, 34th St., one in custody, at 11:57pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESAugust 2 – 8, 2015Calls for Service: 1346Daily Average: 192 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days.       Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.Boardwalk merchants are reminded that they are only allowed to put merchandise for sale or display on the boardwalk during approved city events. Ocean City Police Departmentlast_img read more

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Ocean City Surfers Make Mark at Easterns Surfing Championships

first_imgTwo young Ocean City surfers won their divisions at the Eastern Surfing Association’s 2019 Easterns Surfing Championships, held Sept. 15 to Sept. 21, in massive surf generated by Hurricane Humberto at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C.Ocean City’s Brynn Gallagher, 11, won the Girls U12 (11-and-under) division, while Ocean City’s Sophia Whelan, 13, took top honors in Girls U16 (15-and-under).Gallagher also placed fifth in Girls U14 and third Girls U16, taking the event’s “Ironwoman” award as a result. With time running out in the Girls U12 Final heat, Gallagher dropped into a double-overhead wave to score a near-perfect 9.5 and capture the “Hot Wave” title for the entire competition.Ocean City’s Mia Gallagher, 13, rides a wave.Meanwhile, Cape May’s Tucker Collins, 13, an ESA All-Star Team member, also made three finals, finishing third in Boys U16 (15-and-under), fourth in Boys U14 (13-and-under) and third in Menehune Longboard U14 (13-and-under) behind Cape May’s Kaiden Cameron, 13, who took second in the Menehune Longboard event.The surf for the youth events at the contest was a solid four to six feet with bigger sets.“The waves in the Outer Banks don’t break like the waves here in New Jersey,” said Lisa Roselli, co-director of the ESA’s Southern New Jersey District. “The surf has way more power there. It can be really intimidating just paddling out next to the cement pier in conditions like that, but our young surfers really stepped up and I was super-impressed over and over again by all of them.”In the adult events, held prior to the Humberto swell, Brigantine’s Rachel Nessuno won both Womens (18-34) and Womens Longboard (18-34), with Sea Isle local Kara Borzillo finishing second and third, respectively, in the same events.West Cape May’s Joe Grottola took the win in Grand Legends (60 and Over) and finished second in Grand Legends Longboard (60 and Over), with Mayville’s Tom Leonik finishing fourth in the event.Ocean City’s Jennifer Grottola-Sikoryak took second in both Ladies (35 and Over) and Ladies Longboard (35 and Over).Ocean City’s Sophia Whelan, 13, took top honors in her division is pictured with her father, Greg Whelan.Presented by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Surfer Dudes, the Easterns attracts nearly 300 of the best amateur surfers from the East Coast, including the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast of Florida.Competitors were invited to this event based on Eastern Surfing Association rankings from its three Regional Championships held in the spring.The ESA event also included a screening of Bethany Hamilton’s new documentary, “Unstoppable,” with Hamilton donating one of her personal comeback competition boards for a giveaway.Ocean City’s Mia Gallagher, 13, also an ESA All-Star and competitor in the event, was more than stoked to win the board.Other local competitors included Bodhi Conners of Cape May and Ethan Dunn, Jeremy Nordberg, Cooper Jewell, Jackson Jewell and Abby Maglietta, all of Ocean City.Tucker Collins, 13, of Cape May, displays his trophies.Mia Gallagher with Bethany Hamilton Board.Kaiden CameronAbby MagliettaTucker CollinsBrynn GallagherMia Gallagher Ocean City resident Brynn Gallagher, 11, won in her division at the Eastern Surfing Association’s 2019 Easterns Surfing Championships. (Photos courtesy City of Ocean City)last_img read more

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Elkhart man, 45, killled in snowmobile crash in Cass County

first_img (Photo supplied/Cass County Sheriff’s Office) An Elkhart man was killed in a crash involving three snowmobiles.The collision happened around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, on a trail near the intersection of Indian Lake Road and Topash Street in Silver Creek Township.The investigation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office shows a 21-year-old Coloma man and a 38-year-old Covert man were traveling westbound on the snowmobile trail. Keith Webster, 45, of Elkhart, was traveling eastbound. Both groups were approaching a hill and collided. The Michigan men were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. Webster was killed.It’s not known if alcohol and/or drugs are a factor. Helmets were worn and speed is believed to be a factor, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Previous articleMan found shot to death near snowmobile in South BendNext articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distribution schedule Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Elkhart man, 45, killled in snowmobile crash in Cass County WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook IndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebook Twitter By Jon Zimney – February 21, 2021 0 249 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Debuts Song, Talks Alison Krauss, “Harry Hood” Origins, Rollerblade Beefs In PA [Videos]

first_imgOn Monday night, Trey Anastasio continued his February 2018 solo acoustic run with a performance at Pittsburgh, PA’s Byham Theater. As Trey approaches the halfway point of the tour, a rough formula for the shows has taken shape: It’s part Phish favorites and Trey Anastasio Band staples performed campfire-style; part story time, with a relaxed and amused Anastasio pausing periodically to chat, tell stories, and offer pearls of wisdom like “Do you guys ever think about faking early-onset dementia…sorry…I do think about it though, because you can, kinda…do whatever you want [laughs].”The Pittsburgh show would prove to follow the same thoroughly entertaining structure. After beginning with a haunting arrangement of “Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan” (the first of the tour) followed by a sing-along “Sample In A Jar”, Trey addressed the audience for the first time. After spilling his glass and joking about not crying over spilled milk–”or whiskey”–he quickly backtracked to assure everyone that it wasn’t, in fact, whiskey (Trey has been notably sober for years). “Man, I always get into trouble in this town. See, it’s already started.” Trey went on to tell a story about a time in the “crazy ’90’s,” when he got into an awkward physical altercation with an overzealous parking garage security guard who opposed Trey’s rollerblading on his domain, and the ongoing guilt he feels about breaking the guard’s walkie-talkie all those years ago. Watch Trey tell the story below:Trey Anastasio – Rollerblading Story – Pittsburgh, PA – 2/12/18 [Video: Alex Bieger]Next, responding to an audible request from the crowd, Trey acquiesces to trying “Fee”, which he nailed for just its second-ever solo acoustic performance, and its first this tour. At Trey’s invitation, the audience helped enthusiastically when each chorus came around.The newly-introduced acoustic arrangement of “Everything’s Right” came next and featured a fun loop-assisted jam, followed by another tour debut, “Water In The Sky”. A run of acoustic go-to’s including “The Inlaw Josie Wales”, “Strange Design”, and “Limb By Limb” followed.Trey took another suggestion from the audience next–”If I Could”–and asked the audience to do an “imaginary harmony” to help him out. As he explained before starting the Hoist track, “I don’t usually play this song [solo] because the best thing about it is the harmony. He then told a story of the recording’s origins:Some time, probably in the early or mid-eighties sometime, Mike [Gordon] and I went to the Flynn Theatre in Burlington, and saw a concert called the “Masters of the Folk Violin”… A really cool concert with a lot of great American folk violinists. And the last [people] to come out, as kind of the finale, was a 90-year-old jazz violinist and a 16 or 17-year old young girl who was a long bow fiddle champion…named Alison Krauss [pauses for cheers].We’d never heard of her, nobody had…She came out and played some amazing fiddle, and all of a sudden, at one point, she opened her mouth and started to sing…Both me and Mike like fell on the ground, like, “oh my God!” We became obsessed and saw her play many times in the 80’s.He went on to explain how he and Mike saw the still-unsigned artist in L.A. when they were recording Hoist, and went and met her at the stage door after her show, introduced themselves, explained they were in a band (she had never heard of them), and asked if she’d sing on their album. She said yes, as we know from her eventual appearance on the album.Phish – “If I Could” ft. Alison KraussEven more impressively, as Trey explained, after laying down her first vocal take for “If I Could”–which through impressed the entire team–she came out of the booth with a dismissive “that sucked,” which Trey affected with his best (worst) southern drawl. He finally dedicated the performance of “If I Could” to Alison. You can watch the Alison Krauss story and the rendition of “If I Could” that followed below: Trey Anastasio – Alison Krauss/”If I Could” Story – Pittsburgh, PA – 2/12/18 [Video: NorthPittsburgh]The set continued with acoustic go-to’s “Heavy Things” and “Ghost”, followed by the first acoustic “Harry Hood” since Trey unplugged to play it at his 02/26/2011 gig with TAB. Another acoustic rarity, “Piper”, came next, and flowed freely into “Chalkdust Torture”. From there, fan-favorite Phish ballad “Dirt” got the crowd whistling along.Trey then took a pause to reflect on the origins of the uncommon acoustic arrangement of “Harry Hood” he had just played:When I was 19, Fish [Jon Fishman] and I, we were buskers in Europe. We played street music in Europe. We met when we were 18 up in Vermont, and hit it off immediately. We cooked up this idea to go play street music. We painted houses in New Jersey…it always takes so much longer then you think it’s gonna take…The cheapest way we could do it is we rented a car, a little Ford Fiesta, and slept in that all summer, never a bed. We played street music in Paris, and Munich, and Italy, and eventually we ended up in Greece and we slept on the beach for three weeks, and that’s where I wrote that song [“Harry Hood”], on the beach on an acoustic guitar.As Trey mused, sentimentally, “That was really fun…Fish is a fun guy to do that with, because he talks a lot…it was a really, really nice summer.” He then made his way back to music, offering a version of Fuego track “Wingsuit”, just its second acoustic appearance. Watch the Trey’s “Harry Hood” origin story and “Wingsuit” below: Trey Anastasio – Harry Hood Story, “Wingsuit” – Pittsburgh, PA – 2/12/18 [Video: NorthPittsburgh]Ahead of the set’s final song, “More”, Trey expressed his gratitude toward the audience and made yet another “look on the bright side” nature analogy (“Can you tell I just watched Planet Earth?” he joked). For the encore, Trey began by debuting a never-before-played tune, “Empty House” (“I feel like playing this song, I don’t know if I’ve ever played this,” Trey wondered), which was recorded for his 2006 Bar 17 , before running his newly-rechristened ode to friends past, “Til’ We Meet Again”,  Trey Anastasio – “Empty House” – Pittsburgh, PA – 2/12/18[Video: NorthPittsburgh] Trey Anastasio – “Til’ We Meet Again” – Pittsburgh, PA – 2/12/18 [Video: NorthPittsburgh]SETLIST: Trey Anastasio (Solo Acoustic) | Byham Theater | Pittsburgh, PA | 2/12/18SET 1: Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Sample in a Jar, Fee, Everything’s Right, Water in the Sky, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Strange Design, Limb By Limb, If I Could [1], Heavy Things, Ghost, Harry Hood, Piper > Chalk Dust Torture, Dirt, Wingsuit, MoreENCORE: Empty House [2], Till We Meet Again, Wilson[1] Trey solo acoustic debut.[2] DebutTrey’s solo acoustic tour hits its mid-point tonight in Wilmington, DE. For more information on the tour, head here. See below for a list of upcoming shows.Trey Anastasio Upcoming Solo Acoustic DatesFeb. 13 – Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera HouseFeb. 14 – Washington, DC – Sixth and IFeb. 16 – Durham, NC – Carolina TheatreFeb. 17 – Charlotte, NC – Knight TheatreFeb. 18 – Athens, GA – Classic Center[Cover photo: Instagram user @4run2]last_img read more

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Both marathoner and sprinter

first_img Fish teeth mark periods of evolution The best human runners specialize — with some devoted to covering ultra-long distances while others focus on lightning speed over a matter of yards.In the open ocean, though, tuna can do both — as highly efficient swimmers, they’re able to migrate thousands of miles across the Pacific from California to Japan, but when threatened or on the hunt, they’re also among the fastest fish in the water, capable of reaching speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour.But for scientists, like George Lauder, who hope to better understand how fish move by developing robots to model their underwater “gait,” that flexibility has been maddeningly difficult to capture until now.The Henry Bryant Bigelow Professor of Ichthyology, Lauder and a team of researchers from the University of Virginia developed “Tunabot,” the first robotic tuna that can accurately mimic both the highly efficient swimming style of tuna and their high speed. The robot is described in a paper published in Science Robotics.“People have come up with some complicated ways of building fish robots. Some can move pretty quickly, but they take large amounts of power,” Lauder explained. “We wanted to create something that could approximate the energy demands on the fish and move efficiently over a range of speeds.“It’s like a Porsche going through Cambridge traffic,” Lauder said. “It’s not going 100 miles per hour, but it can go to the track and perform at a high level. Tuna are basically like the Porsche, they’re high-performance fish that have the capability of moving relatively slowly and efficiently, but they’re happy to ramp it up.”The challenge, Lauder said, was in designing a mechanism that could efficiently convert the rotation of a motor into the side-to-side flapping of a fish tail — and the solution proved to be surprisingly simple.,“A team led by Hilary Bart-Smith, a professor in UVA Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, did it by attaching a bent shaft to the motor,” Lauder said. “So it’s extremely simple, and it turned out to be very effective and very power-efficient. The whole thing only costs about $100.”And with tests performed in Lauder’s lab, the UVA team was able to show the robot’s performance and power consumption are similar to that of live fish.In fact, Lauder said, Tunabot was so energy-efficient that, with only the power supplied by an iPhone battery, it could swim as far as about 5½ miles. The same robot, though, was also capable of very quick motion, flapping its tail as many as 15 times per second.“You can think of it like miles per gallon, essentially,” Lauder said. “We want something that’s fish-like in performance so we can understand how the tail of a tuna fish works, so we can visualize the flow over the tail, and that’s hard to do in a live tuna.”That’s not to say the team didn’t compare Tunabot to its biological cousins.“We compared this quantitatively to data from live yellowfin tuna,” Lauder explained. “There is a group in Rhode Island that is raising yellowfin tuna, and we were able to go there and compare the robot with 2-meter-long tuna. That’s unusual, for a robotics paper to have quality biological data for precise comparisons.”Ultimately, Lauder said, the hope is that the Tunabot will help shed light on the biomechanics of how open-ocean fish swim.“That’s always been one of the goals of the project,” he said. “There are a number of fish robots that have been designed for a variety of purposes, but … it’s been hard to develop robots that in any way approach the performance of open-ocean fish. The idea of exploring this high-speed performance space, that had not been done before, and that’s our major contribution.”This research was supported with funding from the Office of Naval Research and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. As water temperatures increase, so does risk of exposure to toxic methylmercury The impact of ocean acidification Research depicts its negative effects on fish skeletons Painstaking research reveals extinction of dominant species allowed others to evolve rapidly Related Mercury levels in fish are on the rise The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

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California AG Sides With Oakland in Refusal to Allow Kentucky-Utah Coal-Export Scheme to Proceed

first_imgCalifornia AG Sides With Oakland in Refusal to Allow Kentucky-Utah Coal-Export Scheme to Proceed FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享East Bay Times:State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a brief in support of the city’s ban on the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in Oakland.The city ordinance was passed in July 2016, effectively killing plans to transport the ore through a lpanned terminal near the Port of Oakland, on a portion of the former Oakland Army Base land. The city based its findings on research that found such a facility would pose a serious health risk to both workers at the terminal and West Oakland residents, who already suffer from high levels of asthma and other respiratory illnesses from emissions from the port and truck and auto traffic on nearby freeways.This ban also reflected the extent to which these impacts would negatively affect communities of color residing in West Oakland near the Bulk Oversized Terminal, according to Becerra’s office.Phil Tagami, the developer of the new Terminal – is challenging the ordinance. Tagami plans to import coal by rail from Utah to the new terminal, where it would be loaded onto overseas ships.In his amicus brief filed Friday, Beccera argues that Oakland properly invoked its local police powers to protect health and wellness of residents; West Oakland residents are already overburdened by pollution and coal storage would increase this; Oakland’s ordinance was not preempted by any federal law; and the ordinance does not violate the dormant Commerce Clause of the Constitution.If the ordinance is reversed, it could mean that millions of tons of coal could be moved from Utah to Oakland annually by train, with that coal dust potentially affecting nearby neighborhoods, Becerra said.More: Attorney General sides with Oakland in coal banlast_img read more

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Best Mountain Towns

first_imgThe Best Mountain Towns poll is closed, but you can vote for your favorite places, things, trends, people, and more in our Best of the Blue Ridge Reader’s Choice Poll!The Votes Are In!Over 85,000 votes poured in for our Best Mountain Towns Contest, which wrapped up last weekend. Readers across the Blue Ridge region rallied for their favorite towns and generated a deluge of responses.Readers celebrated the trails, rivers, restaurants, pubs, outfitters, and especially the people of their favorite towns. We will be highlighting all 38 of our nominated towns in the November issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and including specific comments from voters who chimed in.In our small towns category, the results came down to the final week—and even the final hour—of voting. One town led the polls for most of the six weeks of voting, but a late run by another town made for an exciting finish. Both towns represent what’s best about the Blue Ridge: small outdoor hamlets nestled in the heart of mountain adventure.Which towns won? Pick up the November issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine to find out.Congratulations to all 38 towns for mustering so much support from residents and visitors. As the overwhelming participation in our poll indicates, people feel passionately about their home towns and favorite adventure hotspots.last_img read more

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Brazil Says Only UN Should Be In Haiti For Long-Term

first_img But a US general, Douglas Fraser, would not specify Saturday how long US soldiers would remain in Haiti, saying it would depend on needs in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Only about 13,000 US troops remain in Haiti, compared to the 20,000 or more initially sent after the January 12 quake, which left more than 217,000 people dead. The Brazil-led UN mission in Haiti should be the sole operator there once the earthquake-ravaged nation gets past crisis mode, Brazil’s top envoy said in remarks published Wednesday that appeared to rule out a long-term US role. “It would be a mistake to think that the United States are resolving the Haitian crisis,” Amorim told Spain’s El Pais newspaper. In January, Brazil approved dispatching 900 more troops to Haiti, to supplement the ranks of the 7,000-strong UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti. The new troops add to the 1,200-plus Brazilian soldiers who were already part of the mission. center_img “The American forces help during an emergency situation, like all the others,” he added. By Dialogo February 18, 2010 “Once emergency work is finished, it’s best that UN forces are the only ones remaining on the ground,” said Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, referring to the United Nations mission in Haiti, or MINUSTAH. last_img read more

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