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Kenedy has been given his first Premier League start for Chelsea’s game against Norwich at Stamford Bridge, where Branislav Ivanovic plays after recovering from a hamstring problem.It means Cesar Azpilicueta drops to the bench, while Baba Rahman is not in the Blues’ matchday squad.Norwich’s Nathan Redmond has been passed fit following a thigh strain.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Kenedy; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Blackman, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ramires, Oscar, Traore, Remy.Norwich: Ruddy; Wisdom, Bennett, Bassong, Olsson; Howson, Mulumbu, O’Neil, Brady; Redmond; Mbokani.Subs: Whittaker, Jerome, Hoolahan, Dorrans, Lafferty, Odjidja.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Evolutionists claim large mammals like monkeys made it across oceans on rafts of vegetation. Here was a chance to test the idea.“This has turned out to be one of the biggest, unplanned, natural experiments in marine biology, perhaps in history,” said co-author John Chapman of Oregon State University. —Science DailyThe earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 created one of the biggest tsunamis in recorded history. Television viewers watched in horror as whole towns were inundated and large fields of debris were swept out to sea. Awful as it was, it provided a test of a hypothesis that evolutionists use to overcome problems with biogeography. New World monkeys, for instance, are similar to the ones in Africa, but how did they get there? They could not have evolved separately, Darwinians say, so they must have crossed the Atlantic on rafts of debris (4/27/15).In Science Magazine, Carlton et al observed what happened to debris after the Japan tsunami. In “Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography,” they say:The 2011 East Japan earthquake generated a massive tsunami that launched an extraordinary transoceanic biological rafting event with no known historical precedent. We document 289 living Japanese coastal marine species from 16 phyla transported over 6 years on objects that traveled thousands of kilometers across the Pacific Ocean to the shores of North America and Hawai’i. Most of this dispersal occurred on nonbiodegradable objects, resulting in the longest documented transoceanic survival and dispersal of coastal species by rafting. Expanding shoreline infrastructure has increased global sources of plastic materials available for biotic colonization and also interacts with climate change–induced storms of increasing severity to eject debris into the oceans. In turn, increased ocean rafting may intensify species invasions.Plastic should have provided a better opportunity for transport because of its longer half-life:Rafted anthropogenic debris also differs strikingly from natural rafts. Natural long-distance ocean rafting consists of largely ephemeral, dissolvable, or decomposable materials, including biodegradable terrestrial vegetation (trees, root masses, and seeds) and pumice, all with far shorter at-sea half-lives than fiberglass, polystyrene, and polyvinyl chloride–based objects. Despite the tsunami-induced loss of large expanses of forests on the northeast Honshu coast, few stranded Japanese trees, typically with few attached species, were observed in North America or Hawai’i. Most trees may have stayed on land or washed ashore in Japan, or may have sunk before undergoing or completing ocean transit. Further, building wood, which had commenced arrival in large quantities in 2013 (also with relatively few species) (Fig. 3A), largely tapered off by 2014 (Fig. 2 and fig. S2). This highly constrained, largely 2- to 3-year (2011 to 2014) at-sea existence of wooden JTMD [Japanese tsunami marine debris] is due in large part to destruction by wood-destroying teredinid mollusks (shipworms) [(5) and Fig. 1D]. Perhaps not surprisingly, then, before 2012 there are no reports of Western Pacific vegetation or wood arriving with communities of living Japanese species in either the Hawaiian Islands or North America, despite >150 years of shore observations by scientists, suggesting that such events are rare.The Japanese tsunami, with its abundant plastic rafts, sounds like a huge opportunity for biological transport. There are two problems with applying this prehistorically, however: (1) there was no plastic in the ancient world, and (2) the largest animals were small. “Five invertebrate groups (mollusks, annelids, cnidarians, bryozoans, and crustaceans) composed 85% of the species diversity of macrobiota,” they say. Most of these are already marine-adapted creatures (2/13/16). No monkeys or other land vertebrates took the tsunami express. Not even ants used it (11/04/16).If empirical evidence counts for anything, these results should constitute strong falsification of the rafting hypothesis for large animals. Under ideal conditions, only small marine animals crossed the oceans, and that on man-made, non-biodegradable things like plastic. How much less could monkeys ride on natural rafts? (Visited 517 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Thiruvananthapuram: A 500-m, Rs 8-crore artificial reef installed six months ago off Kovalam beach is making waves. It is meant to help protect the eroded beach, enhance fish stocks and boost tourism, but some of its geotextile bags have been washing ashore, prompting fish workers and environmentalists to demand an,Thiruvananthapuram: A 500-m, Rs 8-crore artificial reef installed six months ago off Kovalam beach is making waves. It is meant to help protect the eroded beach, enhance fish stocks and boost tourism, but some of its geotextile bags have been washing ashore, prompting fish workers and environmentalists to demand an inquiry. Kerala Tourism, however, is undaunted. It has launched the global campaign for the coming season in style.IloraA Rs 1.5-crore promotional film, Your Moment is Waiting, made by Prakash Varma (of the Vodafone Zoozoo ads fame) will be screened at Saatchi Gallery, London and will be later shown along with the Julia Roberts starrer Eat Pray Love, which was shot in Kerala, at theatres all over the UK; it also features international model Miriam Ilora. In March this year, Kerala Tourism’s innovative campaign in the UK using cabs plying in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham sporting exotic images from God’s Own Country like elephants and snake boats was noticed widely. “The UK being our biggest overseas market, it makes sense to launch our global campaign here,” says V. Venu, secretary, Kerala Tourism.
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KUSI Newsroom, Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan: How San Diegans use their credit cards July 10, 2019 Posted: July 10, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Radio talk show host Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss how to handle your credit card debt and the trends that San Diegans are using.
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read Register Now » In a move that stopped short of allowing package deliveries by unmanned aircraft, the Obama administration unveiled landmark rules on Tuesday that will open the skies for low-level small drones for education, research and routine commercial use.The use of drones for deliveries from companies like Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc., however, will require separate regulation.The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Huerta, declined to offer a timetable on when the separate rules for deliveries would be written. Both Amazon and Google have said they plan to start using drones to deliver goods ordered online by 2017.Commercial drone operations have been illegal in the United States without a waiver from the FAA.Under the new rules, drone flights will be approved for agriculture, research and development, educational and academic use, and powerline, pipeline and antenna inspections. They will also be approved for aiding rescue operations, bridge inspections, aerial photography and wildlife nesting area evaluations.The rules, which will take effect in late August, will allow drones that weigh less than 55 pounds and fly up to 400 feet high and 100 miles per hour, but only within sight of an operator and not over people.Drones will not be allowed to fly at night unless they have special lighting and must stay at least 5 miles from airports.Operators must be at least 16 and have a remote pilot certificate. They also must report to the FAA on any drone incident that results in serious injuries or property damage.”As this new technology continues to grow and develop, we want to make sure we strike the right balance between innovation and safety,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on a call with reporters.Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said the government needs to move quickly. “We need to be looking at how we can safely integrate drones into American airspace, both right now and for the future. That said, we still lag behind many other countries in adopting this technology.”The White House says unmanned aircraft could lead to $82 billion in economic growth by 2025 and support up to 100,000 jobs.The detailed rules are laid out in a 642-page regulation. But drone flights will still remain banned in Washington, DC, because of security restrictions imposed by Congress.The White House noted that the U.S. Interior Department has used unmanned aircraft systems since 2009 in conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys to protect endangered populations and wildfire management.The FAA in December announced rules requiring registration of drones weighing more than 0.55 pound and less than 55 pounds, including payloads such as on-board cameras.(Reporting by David Shepardson and Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Dan Grebler) Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on Reuters June 22, 2016
KAUAI — Maverick Helicopters is spreading its wings, all the way to Kauai.The award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group is expanding operations to Hawaii’s northernmost and oldest island, Kauai, in quarter two of 2018. The expansion comes after nearly three years of successful operations on Maui and will be its the sixth permanent location.Flights will depart daily from the company’s facility at Port Allen Airport, located one mile southwest of Hanapepe, Kauai.“Maverick Helicopters is thrilled to offer our customers an unforgettable experience on the Garden Isle,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “With most of Kauai’s striking geographic marvels inaccessible by foot or road, helicopter travel provides the best way to see the island’s natural beauty.”Maverick’s new excursions will showcase Kauai’s spectacular landscapes, including Waimea Canyon, known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’, which stretches 14 miles long, one mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep. Passengers can also view the Napali Coast, Kauai’s 17-mile coastline, velvet green cliffs, cascading waterfalls and the vast Pacific Ocean.For more information go to flymaverick.com. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, January 23, 2018