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After Stephen Curry’s injury, the Warriors need to make a bold move

After Stephen Curry’s injury, the Warriors need to make a bold move

first_imgDon’t get injured.So what happened?Stephen Curry sprained his right ankle in the first quarter.The Warriors categorize Curry’s injury as a “mild right foot sprain” and they kept him out of the remainder of the game for what they called “precautionary … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the videos on a mobile deviceThe one thing that couldn’t happen did.The Warriors had one goal for their game against the Pelicans Tuesday — the penultimate game of a regular season:last_img

Mars Waterpark a Booming Place

Mars Waterpark a Booming Place

first_imgTwo surprises about Mars came from NASA this week: (1) water may be flowing today down gullies in places (NASA press release), and (2) meteorites are still hitting the surface (NASA press release).  The water evidence comes from fresh deposits downslope of a gully on a crater wall.  One photo in the second article shows a dark crater that formed since 2001; another NASA photo shows a bright crater that formed sometime between 1999 and 2003.  Overall, 20 new craters were detected in comparison photos taken over the recently-ended 10-year life of Mars Global Surveyor.    Whenever water and Mars appear in the same sentence, chances are the word life can’t be far behind.  That was the case here, too: “Liquid water, as opposed to the water ice and water vapor known to exist at Mars, is considered necessary for life.  The new findings heighten intrigue about the potential for microbial life on Mars.”  An Associated Press write-up on the NASA announcement (see Fox News) used the L word four times.  See also National Geographic, which had a paragraph on water and life, saying “Confirming the presence of liquid water on Mars would open the possibility for subterranean environments that might harbor living organisms.”The usual NASA fluff about life on Mars, with its instant recipe “just add water,” can be ignored as an oblique appeal for funding (08/06/2006, 01/07/2005).  What’s interesting is the cratering rate.  The press release did not mention any figures, but said that “If you were living on Mars, chances are that within 10 or 20 years, an impact would occur close enough to where you live that you’d notice it – perhaps you’d hear the impact and it would startle you out of your seat.”    That represents a pretty remarkable change in thinking about a planet smaller than the Earth.  We don’t get impacts that large that often (thank goodness).  Our atmosphere can only burn up particles smaller than a certain threshold in size relative to entry speed.  Mars has less gravity to attract impacting bodies (but also a thinner atmosphere to resist them).  If impacts large enough to hear or feel in any given place on Mars occur within one or two decades, the planet-wide crater count adds up quickly.  In addition, a single impact can generate multiple secondary craters (see 06/08/2006).  This was corroborated further by one of the photos.  The caption said, “In either case, the impactor came in at a somewhat oblique angle, and broke up just before hitting the ground, because it formed multiple small craters.”  This fresh impact, which occurred sometime after 2001, was as big as a football field.    Someone without long-age bias should do the math and find out what would be expected if impactors were punching holes at this rate for 4.5 billion years.  Quick mental math (4.5 billion / 10) suggests hundreds of millions of craters in that time – even assuming today’s impact rate held constant, which is probably vastly conservative – and overlooks the larger number of secondaries that would be expected.  If the assumed age were a fact, it would seem the surface should have been pulverized beyond recognition many times over by now.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Housing vouchers for ‘DIY homes’

Housing vouchers for ‘DIY homes’

first_imgPeople’s Housing Process Provincial Human Settlements Minister Nombulelo Mabandla said the voucher system was aimed at speeding up housing delivery in poorer rural communities. The voucher programme will be piloted at the Umzimvubu and Intsika Yethu municipalities in April. Source: BuaNews 31 March 2010 Human Settlements spokesperson Lwandile Sicwetsha said the department would also be reviving the People’s Housing Process, an initiative aimed at scaling up rural housing development in the province with the implementation of 29 approved projects valued at R696-million. “The department is also planning to deliver 2 114 units in both the OR Tambo and Alfred Nzo district municipalities, with a budget totalling R117-million this financial year,” Sicwetsha said. “This is part of the department’s rural development plan to create integrated human settlements for poor people living in deep rural areas in the province.” The department hopes to build 22 000 units in the 2010/11 financial year, a move that will see 88 000 destitute people with roofs over their heads. The Eastern Cape housing department is piloting an innovative housing voucher system that enables beneficiaries to claim subsidies to acquire building materials to build their own homes.last_img read more

London Olympics: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins match, sets Olympic record for longest set

London Olympics: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins match, sets Olympic record for longest set

first_imgThe longest set in Olympic history was played on Tuesday when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Milos Raonic, 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round of men’s singles tennis at London Olympics. The fifth-seeded Tsonga of France leaped and roared when he won his fourth match point with a drop volley. Raonic of Canada congratulated Tsonga with a smile.The previous record was 30 games, set in 2004 when Fernando Gonzalez defeated Taylor Dent 16-14 in the third set to win the bronze medal.last_img

Video: Florida State RB Commit Runs For One Of The Most Ridiculous Touchdowns You’ll Ever See

Video: Florida State RB Commit Runs For One Of The Most Ridiculous Touchdowns You’ll Ever See

first_imgFlorida State RB committee carries ball and evades the defense.Florida State RB Ridiculous RunZaquandre White is a four-star running back recruit from Cape Coral who is currently committed to the Florida State for the class of 2017. That should excite Seminoles fans, because apparently, he’s very hard to tackle. Earnest Graham, former Florida star, posted a video of White breaking a ridiculous number of tackles during a spring game for his high school team. It’s one of the craziest runs you will ever see. Via Tomahawk Nation: Here is a look that does the run way more justice. #applypressurePosted by Earnest Graham on Saturday, May 23, 2015Good luck to future opposing ACC defenses.last_img

Utah, UCLA Make Huge Leaps In Latest ESPN Power Rankings

Utah, UCLA Make Huge Leaps In Latest ESPN Power Rankings

first_imgLatest ESPN Power Rankings.ESPN Power RankingsESPN’s weekly college football power rankings are out this afternoon and much of the action in the poll featured Pac-12 teams.  Utah and UCLA made sizable jumps after blowing out Oregon and Arizona respectively Saturday night. The 4-0 Utes climbed 10 spots to No. 9 while the 4-0 Bruins vaulted from No. 9 to No. 3, where they are now tied with Michigan State. For the record, I have Utah at No. 1 in ESPN power rankings, followed by UCLA, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Ohio State, LSU, TCU, MSU. Fire away— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 27, 2015Meanwhile, another Pac-12 team, Stanford, made a four-spot leap to No. 16, while Cal debuted at No. 22. Oregon, one of the Pac-12 favorites in the pre-season, took a precipitous fall from No. 10 last week to No. 32 after being clobbered by Utah.Michigan also cracked the ranks for the first time at No. 23 after shutting out BYU. Here’s the full list: 1. Ohio State2. Ole Miss3 (tie). Michigan State    UCLA5. Notre Dame6. LSU7. TCU8. Georgia9. Utah10. Baylor11. Alabama12. Texas A&M13. Clemson14. Florida State15. Oklahoma16 (tie) Stanford       Northwestern18. USC19. West Virginia20. Oklahoma State21. Wisconsin22. Cal23. Michigan 24. Florida25. Boise StateDid they get it right?[ ESPN ]last_img read more

Michigan Fan Gets Bicep Signed By Jim Harbaugh, Heads To Tattoo Parlor To Make It Permanent

Michigan Fan Gets Bicep Signed By Jim Harbaugh, Heads To Tattoo Parlor To Make It Permanent

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks on from the sidelines.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)Most fans – even crazy college football fans – get autographs from their favorite players and coaches on jerseys, footballs, pennants, or even just plain paper. But one Michigan supporter went a different route this week at Big Ten Media Days.A Michigan fan named Gerald got his bicep signed by Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh – and he’s looking to make it a permanent fixture. According to Michigan, the fan headed to the tattoo parlor to get the autograph inked on. Check it out:Our man Gerald with the bicep autograph from @CoachJim4UM… Next stop, the tattoo parlor!#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/FSR3oVc1oA— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) July 26, 2016 Considering he already has the school’s ‘M’ logo on his bicep, this isn’t a huge deal – just a nice addition. It looks like he’s ready for the 2016 season to start.last_img read more

US singled out by G7 allies over steel and aluminum tariffs

US singled out by G7 allies over steel and aluminum tariffs

first_imgWHISTLER, B.C. – The United States is being singled out by all of its G7 allies over the Trump administration’s hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum as the exclusive club of rich nations edges closer to a trade war.The dispute over U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs is driving a wedge in the G7, laying the groundwork for a potential clash among its leaders next week in Quebec’s Charlevoix region.Following the conclusion today of a three-day meeting of G7 finance ministers in Whistler, B.C., Finance Minister Bill Morneau issued issued a chair’s summary that says the other six members want Trump to hear their message of “concern and disappointment” over the U.S. trade actions.I wish to thank my G7 counterparts for the productive meetings in Whistler – and I reiterate Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau’s appeal for commons sense to prevail as the Summit gets underway in Charlevoix next week.— Bill Morneau (@Bill_Morneau) June 2, 2018Allies including Canada and the European Union are threatening retaliatory tariffs in hope of forcing Trump to back down from his position.They are calling for decisive action from Washington and are urging U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to deliver their message before next week’s leaders’ summit.The G7 leaders’ summit, which will be hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will also mark Trump’s first visit to Canada as president.last_img read more

Enbridge restores smaller natural gas pipeline in BC after main line blast

Enbridge restores smaller natural gas pipeline in BC after main line blast

first_imgIt damaged the company’s primary natural gas pipeline linking the Fort Nelson area to Vancouver and south to another 750,000 customers in the northwest United States.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The company that shut down its main natural gas pipeline through British Columbia following an explosion and fire Tuesday night says it has restarted a smaller line running beside the damaged pipe.Enbridge says it has received National Energy Board approval Wednesday night to restart its 76-centimetre line, which was shut down as a precaution because it is in the same path as the 91-centimetre line that ruptured and exploded near Prince George.The Calgary-based energy supplier says the line was carefully checked before permission was received to restart it at about 80 percent of normal capacity. Fortis BC, the company that depends on the Enbridge line for about 85 percent of the gas it delivers to its one million customers, says in an online notice that gas is now flowing, but customers are still asked to cut back.It says restoring flow in the smaller line is a positive step, but until the damaged larger line is repaired, a shortage of natural gas continues.In response to the call for conservation, the B.C. Institute of Technology has tweeted that heat is off on the north side of its Burnaby campus until further notice, while the University of B.C. has told researchers and other non-essential users to immediately stop using natural gas.The UBC bulletin says although gas use should still be restricted, “UBC buildings that use natural gas for heating, hot water and cooking are no longer expected to be impacted.”In an earlier news release, Enbridge said it is working with other companies to find alternate supplies of gas to meet demand.Investigators are still searching for a cause of the blast just outside Prince George.last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP execute search warrant no charges laid

Dawson Creek RCMP execute search warrant no charges laid

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP executed a search warrant on Wednesday at a residence on 107 avenue.On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, members of the RCMP North District Regional General Investigation Section with the help of the Dawson Creek RCMP executed a search warrant at the residence located at 1500 107th Ave, in Dawson Creek, BC.Two men and two women were detained during the execution of the warrant, and were released without charges. The investigation is currently still ongoing.If you have any information on this incident, please call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).last_img