Brendan Steele snaps a five-year drought, Phil Mickelson takes a break, Se Ri Pak says goodbye, Johnny questions Tiger’s health and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble: Apologies for the reminder, but the golf world was supposed to be buzzing today, the aftershocks of Tiger Woods’ first competitive start in 14 months. Alas, we know how that turned out. Woods’ last-minute withdrawal set the tone for what became a sleepy, sloppy season opener in Wine Country. Sure, Phil Mickelson still flirted with contention, but otherwise the Safeway featured three days of weather delays and re-introductions. It may not have been the can’t-miss show we were expecting, but don’t tell that to Brendan Steele. A new PGA Tour season has begun, with or without Tiger. 1. A year ago in Napa, Steele led after 54 holes. Then he made eight bogeys (including a back-nine 40) to shoot 76 and plummet into a tie for 17th. There was no collapse this time. Instead, Steele erased a four-shot lead with a closing 65, making birdie on his last three holes, the final one after a nifty wedge to 10 feet. “This is a little bit of redemption from last year,” he said. “It’s nice to close it off this way.” 2. It was also Steele’s first victory post-anchoring ban, which was no small feat. The last few years have been a struggle on the greens for Steele, who used to wield a belly putter. Deciding to switch in 2014, after the ban was first announced, he ranked outside the top 120 in strokes gained-putting each of the past two seasons. At the Safeway, he was sixth in putting, holing more than 133 feet worth of putts in the final round. Steele’s first victory in more than five years should give hope to those who were forced to abandon the long wand. After all, major winners Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson haven’t been the same since the ban went into effect on Jan. 1. 3. It’s a different part of the game that has held back Mickelson in recent years. Winless since July 2013 – remarkably, a month longer than Woods’ drought – Mickelson has gotten increasingly errant off the tee. No, he has never driven the ball on a rope, but he has dropped outside the top 130 in both strokes gained-off the tee and driving accuracy. At tree-lined Silverado, where driving accuracy was paramount because of preferred lies in the fairway, Lefty found the short grass only 25 times in 56 opportunities. That ranked 62nd out of the 70 players who made the cut. With his putting back on track, his driving will be the primary focus of his offseason work. Phil isn’t expected to tee it up again until late January, so he’ll have plenty of time to figure it out. 4. How hard is it to win on the PGA Tour for the first time? Watch a replay of Patton Kizzire’s final few holes. He held a two-shot lead with seven holes to play, but his swing betrayed him down the stretch. He drove into a fairway bunker on 12, under a tree on 15 and 16, and then left a wedge shot woefully short on 17. On the final hole, he pulled his drive left, into the rough, and had to lay up. He flailed a 9-iron right of the green and couldn’t hole the chip. At least his putting looked solid. “I’m really disappointed,” he said, “but I played well. It’s a building block.” 5. Paul Casey continued to remind the European Ryder Cup team what it was missing when he tied for third at the Safeway. Casey declined to take up European Tour membership because he wanted to spend more time with his family, which is based in Phoenix. To be a tour member, players must compete in five tournaments outside of the majors and WGCs. Europe certainly could have used Casey at Hazeltine – the team suffered its worst loss since 1981, while the Englishman has now finished in the top four in his last four appearances on the PGA Tour. “I wanted to be there,” he said, “but the best seat in the house has to be at home with the TV and glass of wine, doesn’t it?” 6. Speaking of which … after losing for just the second time since 1999, the European Ryder Cup team will have a new skipper as early as this December. Paul McGinley, the victorious 2014 captain, told Reuters that a decision on Europe’s next captain should be made before Christmas. The committee includes the past three captains – Darren Clarke, McGinley and Jose Maria Olazabal – European Tour CEO Keith Pelley and someone nominated by the players’ committee (likely Henrik Stenson). Thomas Bjorn is considered the frontrunner for the position. 7. Did you know: Alex Noren is the 18th-ranked player in the world. That’s one spot ahead of Matt Kuchar. Just four months ago, he was ranked outside the top 100 (No. 108). He just won his third event in his last eight starts, at the British Masters. Four of his seven career titles have come in the past two seasons, but he is still looking to make a splash on a big stage. He has only one top-15 in 14 career major appearances. 8. Maybe Lee Westwood won’t just fade into oblivion, after all. After a yippy, confidence-shattering performance at the Ryder Cup, the 43-year-old rebounded to post a third-place finish in which he shot 68 or better all four rounds. 9. Score one for Pelley. Last week the ambitious Euro Tour CEO unveiled one of his latest ideas – a one-hole, knockout contest under the lights featuring some of the tour’s biggest stars. By all accounts, it was a rousing success. Players competed in seven quick-fire matches on a 156-yard par 3 in front of a few thousand fans. Check out this video for more. “It was amazing to see the crowds and everyone enjoying it,” said winner Alexander Levy. “Golf needs something like this, and it is a great idea.” Can you imagine how popular this would be if the Tour held a similar exhibition, say, before the Vegas tournament? 10. Pak ended one of the most influential careers in LPGA history last week in her native South Korea. It mattered little that she shot 80 before withdrawing with a nagging shoulder issue. This was a celebration of her life and career, with a children’s choir, video montage and long line of well-wishers. Her two-major season in 1998 is widely regarded as one of the biggest catalysts for the sport’s growth in South Korea. Now, six of the top 10 players in the world are South Korean. “I think if we had no so-called Se Ri Kids,” she said, “the Korean golf scene would be quite different today.” 11. Ian Poulter had an encouraging return start, at least early. Poulter, who hadn’t played since mid-May because of a foot injury, opened with 64 to share the first-round lead at the Asian Tour’s Macau Open. It only got worse from there. The Englishman shot rounds of 73-71-73 to tie for 28th against a weak field. Still, Poulter reported no physical setbacks. He took off 14 weeks because of arthritis in his right foot, a condition he can only hope to manage with rest and rehab. There was plenty of pessimism surrounding Woods’ scheduled return. Part of that was because of his health. Miller got skewered for the following comment about Woods – as he does for most comments – but he was right in this case. “He was getting out of that cart pretty gingerly (at the Ryder Cup). Nobody talked about that,” Miller said. “When he got in and out of that cart, he was a little – he didn’t look like he was jumping out and saying, ‘Hi, guys.’ So I’m not sure how healthy he really is.” Watching Woods at the Ryder Cup, this observer had the same reaction. He moved slowly and awkwardly, tentatively, like he might tweak something at any moment. He has looked that way ever since he went under the knife for the first time in March 2014. Keep this in mind: Woods and Henrik Stenson are the same age. They’re both 40. Watching them move around the course, or swing a club, you’d guess that Woods was at least a decade older. This week’s award winners … If Not for That Start …: Justin Thomas. Only seven players posted a score worse than JT’s opening 75 in Napa, a round that included a pair of triple bogeys. He went 66-66-67 to claw back inside the top 10, and now he heads back to Malaysia for his first title defense. Oh, So THAT’S What It Looks Like: A 423-yard drive. Joe Miller, you beast. Road to Heaven: Arnold Palmer. As an Orlando resident, it was little surprise to hear that a portion of State Road 408 will be renamed the Arnold Palmer Expressway. This move deserves a thumbs up – not the usual extended finger that we see on the roads here. Can’t Help But Root For …: Steven Bowditch. He has struggled mightily over the past year or so, but his Twitter game remains on point. Rookie Hazing: Cody Gribble. The left-hander from Texas was the only Tour rookie who finished in the top 10 in Napa (T-8). Sister Act: Nelly Korda. Following in big sis Jessica’s footsteps, the younger Korda, 18, earned her LPGA card via the Symetra Tour on Sunday. Not Sure This Item Will Catch On: LPGA Store pants, with the “See Why It’s Different Out Here” slogan embroided on the back pocket. Can’t forget the #seewhyitsdifferent tag! pic.twitter.com/eg8ZJxW6l2 Keeps Getting Better: The high school class of 2011. With Emiliano Grillo earning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors, the heralded class now has earned the title three of the past four years (Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger). Don’t be surprised if the run continues, with Ollie Schniederjans and Cheng-Tsung Pan on deck. Blown Fantasy Pick of the Week: Matt Kuchar. One of the Tour’s most consistent players had 10 top-10s last season. Well, he’s off to an 0-for-1 start, after getting bounced early following rounds of 70-72. Sigh.
Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. How could any one person have been so dumb as to spend two winters living in the Sun Valley parking lot, in an eight-foot long teardrop trailer without heat? Simply because there was another guy just as dumb as I was. Ward Baker is his name and we slept in that trailer in temperatures as low as 38 degrees below zero one winter night. Was that dumb or what? We each had two down sleeping bags with one inside of the other. At $7 for each bag it was money well spent. Quite often I am asked what got me interested in making ski movies. It was Ward Baker. When we made our first ski trip together to Yosemite in December of 1945 he had an 8mm camera with him and when I first saw the shaky, poorly exposed photos I had taken of him and the steady shots he had taken of me I was hooked. I bought my first 8mm camera the day I got out of the Navy six months later in 1946. Since then I have spent more money on unexposed Kodachrome film in my life than I would ever want to admit. I talked with Ward recently and he is living in Maui, Hawaii and doing a lot of spear fishing. He is in his late 80’s and he has a big complaint about his life on the islands. He said that most of the fish that live above 60 feet deep have been killed by too many spear fishermen. He still does not use any scuba gear but instead just free dives with a face mask, swim fins and a spear. He said he used to be able to stay down below 85 feet for a couple of minutes but now is having a hard time staying below 65 feet for that same length of time. The last time he swam toward shore trailing a couple of fish he had speared he got very mad because a shark had bitten them in half. Fortunately for Ward the dead fish were on a six-foot long line trailing out behind him as he swam toward shore. Already it is October and while I am starting to line up someone to sharpen the edges on my skis this winter Ward is sharpening up his spear gun so he can keep fresh fish on the table. I just want to make slow turns down the hill. It has always seemed strange to me that after our two years of living in the Sun Valley parking lot together he never went skiing again. However, after going skin diving with him at Palos Verdes in the summer of 1948 I never went skin diving again. You should continue to do whatever turns you on. As long as I continue to enjoy turning right and left down the side of a snow-covered hill and I can get my body in shape to do it I will keep on doing it. But no more trying to keep up with my wife Laurie. About getting bodies in shape, I have to report the one-month result of the diet I wrote about in September. I have dropped from 215 pounds to 191 and have a lot more energy. I do know that Ward Baker has never had a weight problem because of his skin diving exploits. I, on the other hand, have been dining on ski resort cuisine for the last 60 years and it is hard to say no to these pastry trays when the waiter walks by. Yes, it is getting to be that time of the year when the wind comes roaring out of the east and as I ride on the ferry, off in the distance Mount Baker has snow almost to the valley below. I would never have spent 55 years filming if Ward and I had never lived in that parking lot in Sun Valley. Keep in mind that we filmed each other for two winters on our individual 8mm movie cameras and there were fewer than 16 chairlifts in America when we were filming untracked powder in Sun Valley. We learned about composition and back lighting and storytelling as we looked at them, shared them and later learned how to edit them. Ward was always after fish for he and his wife Jackie to share with friends at dinner. I was always making movies of what I was seeing and sharing it with my friends. I probably should have learned a skill that would feed me. Email
Facebook Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Facebook Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleUlster ring the changes for Champions Cup openerNext articleDonegal firefighters honoured at National Bravery Awards News Highland Almost 26 thousand people have signed an online petition to ban super trawlers off the Irish coast.The petition was sparked following news the second largest trawler in the world has been sailing off the Donegal coast catching an unknown amount and species of fish.The trawler is nearly 140 metres long and has the capacity to catch over 9-thousand tonnes of fish while local fishermen are forbidden to fish the waters under EU laws.The petition was set up on Tuesday, with the aim of reaching 30 thousand signatures.The link can be found here: https://uplift.ie/supertrawlers/ Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Google+ Almost 26 thousand sign online petition to ban super trawlers off Irish coast By News Highland – November 13, 2015 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty
Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Almost 800,000 euro reaped by Revenue in latest Donegal Tax Defaulter settlement list The latest Tax Defaulters list shows that 785 thousand euro has been paid to Revenue in Donegal over the last quarter.Robin Gillespie a retired agricultural contractor based in Killygordan settled with Revenue for 215 thousand euro for underdeclaration of Capital Gains Tax – 119 euro of that figures was interest and penalties.Sidney McDaid, a farmer and plant hire contractor in Kilmacrennan settled for 209 thousand euro off an initial capital gains tax bill of 137 thousand euro.Property developer Thomas McLaughin of Rathmullan paid revenue 100 thousand euro for underdeclaration of VAT while car electrics engineer Patrick Meehan of Ballymacool, Letterkenny settled with Revenue for 134 thousand euro.A further three settlements were made totaling 130 thousand euro. Pinterest Twitter Previous articleSarah Jessica Parker lists townhouse for $22 millionNext articleHill and Commonage farmers say they will take their case to Europe News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 10, 2014 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook News
Roides leads Orange; HerrNeckar sparks big seventh added by Paul Gotham on August 13, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Roides leads Orange; HerrNeckar sparks big seventh DI GOLD 12DI BLUE 3Anthony Bonacci (Greece Athena) tripled to left field on the first pitch of the game, and DI Gold (5-0-1) went on to send nine to the plate and score enough runs to continue their unbeaten streak. Alex Vogt (Webster Schroeder) followed Bonacci’s blast with an RBI double. Andrew Wallman (Fairport) capped the inning with a two-out, two-run single to center. Tanner Frank (Brighton) started and picked up the win striking out five and allowing two runs on two hits over four innings. Drew HerrNeckar (Hilton) sparked a seven-run seventh as Gold put the game out of reach. HerrNeckar, Wallman and Nate Sherman (Medina) finished with three RBI apiece on the night. Sherman and Vogt both scored twice. Caleb Richardson (Greece Athena) and Vogt both pitched a scoreless inning of relief. DI Blue’s Jared Drake (Fairport) finished 2-for-3 with an RBI. DI Blue left the bases loaded in the fourth and sixth innings. Bobby Sellers (Brockport) walked twice, collected an RBI and scored a run. Print This Post Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Follow on Facebook Subscribe by Email Add to Google+ Andrew Sanchez (Rush-Henrietta) started the scoring with an RBI double. An error on the play added another run. Owen Lyons (Geneseo) followed with an RBI base hit before Roides sent a line drive into right center to score the go-ahead run. Evan Ziegelhofer (Webster Thomas) added another run with a single, and Shane Harisis (Eastridge) brought in a run with an infield single. Sanchez finished with three RBI. Jake Veniskey (Webster Thomas), Gregory Romero (Monroe) and Kevin Canton (Greece Odyssey) scored a run apiece. Drew Treviso (Fairport) retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced in a losing effort. The right-hander struck out five, walked two and allowed one run on one hit. Patrick Walsh (Gananda) connected on an RBI double, and John Bagley (Churchville-Chili) added a run-scoring single to pace Grey to 4-1 lead after two innings. Bagley had two hits including a double. Joey Alphonse (Greece Olympia) singled and scored twice. Jose Morales (Irondequoit) singled, drove in a run and scored another. DI ORANGE 10DI GREY 5Anthony Roides (Fairport) struck out eight over three shutout innings in relief and highlighted a big fourth inning as DI Orange (3-3-1) rallied for its third win in four games at Basket Road Field, Monday night. Roides, who allowed a walk and a hit, retired seven of the last eight batters he faced to improve to 1-1 on the season. His RBI triple in the fourth was part of a nine-run outburst which saw Orange turn a three-run deficit into a six-run advantage. Connect on Linked in By Paul Gotham on August 13, 2018No Comment Share on Facebook This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Swanepoel, who joined the Lions at the end of 2019 from Australian club side West Harbour, has signed a new three-year contract, which will keep him with the Lions until 2024.The 24-year-old finished the 2020 Currie Cup season in the top five for most points (63, rank second), most tries (three, rank second), highest kicking accuracy (84.21%, rank three) and ball carries (38, rank three).ALSO READ: UK-based Lions tour takes a step forward23-year-old lock Nothnagel, who has come through the Lions youth ranks, has also signed a three-year extension.Meanwhile, Sithole, who has been with the Lions since joining from the Kings in 2017, has signed a two-year extension. The loosehead prop was in excellent form in both Super Rugby Unlocked and the Currie Cup.‘These stalwarts have excelled in confidence in senior rugby and have grown in their respective positions,’ the Lions said in a statement. ‘We know that they will take their game to the next level in 2021.’ALSO READ: What’s in our new issue?Subscribe herePhoto: Gallo Images 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔！試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Currie Cup, Lions, Top headlines Tiaan Swanepoel looks to offload ‘ 540 28 ‘ ‘ Published on February 23, 2021 ‘ Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieJean de Villiers and Schalk Burger share some epic memories with former Springbok teammate Jaque Fourie on the first episode of season two of their ‘Use It or Lose It’ show.SA Rugby MagUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了！在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Lions trio agree contract extensions Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo Post by Dylan Jack Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo SumabisThis Is What Happens To Your Body If You Sleep With Socks OnSumabis|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Tiaan Swanepoel is among the three Lions players who have officially put pen to paper on new long-term deals with the franchise.The Lions on Tuesday confirmed that Swanepoel, along with loosehead prop Sti Sithole and lock Reinhard Nothnagel, will be staying in Johannesburg after the trio all signed contract extensions. ‘ Bra and Panty Sets | Search AdsGorgeous Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Bra and Panty Sets | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
Activision Blizzard says interviewing diverse candidates for every opening “unworkable”Publisher asks SEC to exempt it from putting “Rooney Rule” proposal before shareholders; EA says it will consider itBrendan SinclairManaging EditorWednesday 27th January 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareActivision Blizzard is looking to avoid a shareholder proposal that it interview at least one diverse candidate when it hires for a position, according to a Vice report.The proposal was made separately to both Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts by the AFL-CIO labor federation, which owns shares in both publishers.The proposal was based on the NFL’s Rooney Rule, adopted in 2003 to require all of the football league’s teams to interview at least one diverse candidate for every head coaching vacancy. It was later expanded to include vacancies for general managers and similar front office positions.In its letters to the publishers, the AFL-CIO argued for the adoption of the rule, saying, “A diverse workforce at all levels of a company can enhance long-term company performance.”Activision Blizzard touted its diversity programs to Vice, saying, “We value the diversity of the Activision Blizzard community and understand that our employees and players come from a wide array of backgrounds. In order to deliver epic and engaging entertainment for a diverse, growing global audience, our workforce must reflect these communities.”However, it also responded to the AFL-CIO proposal by asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt it from putting the question to shareholders at its annual meeting this summer.Vice reports that an Activision Blizzard attorney told the SEC in January, “While the Company has implemented a Rooney Rule policy as envisioned [for director and CEO nominees], implementing a policy that would extend such an approach to all hiring decisions amounts to an unworkable encroachment on the Company’s ability to run its business and compete for talent in a highly competitive, fast-moving market.”Activision Blizzard’s attorney further said the proposal was micromanaging in nature, and “leaves no room for the Company’s management or Board of Directors to exercise discretion in how new hire decisions are structured.”On the other hand, an EA representative told Vice the publisher would consider the AFL-CIO proposal, saying it was “committed to maintaining hiring practices that promote inclusion and diversity” at the company.As Vice notes, the AFL-CIO has already had success with similar Rooney Rule shareholder proposals, convincing five of the largest US banks to adopt such policies and add public accountability to their existing diversity initiatives.Update, January 28: Activision Blizzard has released the following statement from president and COO Daniel Alegre:Related JobsSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big Planet3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games “Activision Blizzard is committed to inclusive hiring practices and to creating a diverse workforce; it is essential to our mission. Vice completely mischaracterized the SEC filing made by our outside attorneys. In fact, our hiring practices are rooted in ensuring diversity for all roles. We engage in this aggressively and successfully. Our objection was rooted in the fact that the AFL-CIO proposal failed to adequately consider how to apply these practices in all of the countries we operate in.”Our games have uniquely influenced popular culture and have helped to increase tolerance and inclusion through their connectivity as well as the heroes we portray and our stories that celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion in so many powerful ways.”In order to ensure that our games stay true to our mission–to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment–we require that all candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, races and sexual orientations are considered for each and every open role. We aggressively recruit diverse candidates so the workforce provides the inspired creativity required to meet the expectations of our diverse 400 million players across 190 countries. We remain committed to increasing diversity at all levels throughout Activision Blizzard worldwide.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGlobal games market to generate $175 billion in 2021- NewzooResearch firm notes a decline of 1% year-over-year in revenueBy Jeffrey Rousseau 5 days agoNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
“Trees are the building blocks of Humankind”“Save trees or perish”“Without trees, we go extinct”These are all the most common phrases we use nowadays due to the rising “awareness” about our Environment.One thing to be clarified much before the beginning is that the awareness we today display is not because of genuine concern for the Environment, in fact, we humans don’t genuinely care for anything other than self…This rising “awareness” and “care” has raised due to the notion of Human Extinction by various researches about climatology, meteorology, life sciences etc. which unanimously suggests the rising global climate and the inevitable consequences.Anyways…Due to whichever reason the awareness, care, affection has arisen…It is for perpetual betterment for our Humankind.But on the contrary to the common notion of Extinction; There exists one factor that actually remains uncredited for the service it provides to the Humankind.An average human inhales around 11k litres of air per day and the plants undoubtedly provide for the composition of air required for our survival…But if I say,“If we cut down ALL the trees on Earth, we won’t suffocate and die; at least not immediately”It should not be wrong…There is one more pivotal player in the global oxygen balance, that is the “PHYTOPLANKTONS”- The trees of the oceans.These Phytoplanktons accounts for nearly 51% of the total oxygen of the world…Unbelievable? Let me tell you one more thing…“We are both, directly and indirectly, destroying them too”How?We are releasing around 9 trillion gigatons of Carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually and the tally is bound to increase only… This massive emission rate has led to the shift of the atmospheric balance to the oceans, the result of which, our oceans absorb a large amount of this Carbon dioxide. This leads to a series of chemical reactions resulting in the formation of Carbonic acid…Now why this lecture?To let you know that we are converting our oceans into the huge masses of acidified water or ACIDS altogether is not too future…!Yes! We are doing it…Phytoplankton come in all ranges, shapes, sizes, function etc. and provides a really resource for us to survive.But again, not all phytoplankton are good for Human Health, few species of Phytoplanktons when in direct contact with humans causes dire diseases and perhaps results in a fatality.The main objective of writing this blog is to let you aware of an alternative source of Oxygen and that if preserved well, we can well reap benefits of enhanced production of Oxygen which certainly guarantees Human survival…So the neglect of the Oceans and these phytoplanktons are to be addressed in today’s scenario…
Previous articleFERC commissioner proposes interagency energy markets task forceNext articlePG&E gets bankruptcy court approval to upgrade Path 15 chloecox Facebook Westinghouse Process Control selected to install information & control system at two Mexican sites 2.11.2002 St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; industrial automation; electronics and telecommunications; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2001 were $15.5 billion. Twitter The Ovation system uses an open architecture approach that helps eliminate concerns about technological obsolescence and dependence on proprietary systems. Operating on a high-speed, high-capacity network, Ovation was the first system built to open industry standards. It uses commercially available hardware and allows easy integration with a customer’s existing IT systems, while maintaining process security. PITTSBURGH, PA, February 11, 2002 — Westinghouse Process Control, a business of Emerson Process Management, has been selected to provide its Ovation® Information & Control System for new generating capacity in Mexico. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin TAGSSempra Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Facebook Emissions The company will install the Microsoft® Windows®-based version of its Ovation system at two sites, one in Campeche and the second in Baja California, through contracts with ICA/Fluor Daniel, the architect/engineer firm for the projects. The facility being built in Palizada, Campeche is a 252 MW combined cycle plant fueled by natural gas. The facility under construction in Mexicali, Baja California, is a 600 MW combined cycle plant also fueled by natural gas. Under Mexico’s program to gradually privatize its power system, the Campeche plant is owned by Canada’s Trans Alta; while the Mexicali plant is owned by Sempra Energy, based in the United States. Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, helps businesses automate their production, processing and distribution components in the water and wastewater treatment, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries. Linkedin New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions A division of Emerson, Westinghouse Process Control, Inc. (www.westinghousepc.com), is a global supplier of advanced distributed process control and information systems. The Pittsburgh-based company is a recognized leader in developing plant-wide process control solutions for the power generation, water treatment and wastewater treatment industries. Westinghouse plays a key role in the Emerson mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include: PlantWeb®; Westinghouse Process Control; Fisher®; Rosemount®; Micro Motion®; DeltaV(; AMS; and Ovation®. By chloecox – No posts to display
Horse Sport Enews “Team Eventing is an especially stimulating format and there will be some heavyweight nations fielding teams. The FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 2012 will be run under FEI Eventing rules at CICO and CCIO 3* level and riders will accumulate points under a dedicated system created for the new series. “The FEI Nations Cup Eventing series is also seen as an exciting opportunity for riders to gain valuable team experience, and for National Federations to use it to improve performance as well as adding an interesting dimension to the sport.” Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Mike Etherington-Smith, Chief Executive of British Eventing, is working closely with the FEI Eventing Committee on developing this news series. “This exciting new idea for a Team Competition at 3* level, which is open to all nations, has taken some time to pull together. We all very much hope that it will capture the interest and imagination of National Federations, riders, Organising Committees, sponsors and the media,” he explained. “The FEI Eventing Committee is working in partnership with the Eventing nations in Europe and this year’s organisers to ensure a successful first series, which will be continuously reviewed and honed as we consider its introduction into the Eventing calendar long term.” Tags: FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, The FEI’s first team Eventing series, the FEI Nations’ Cup™ Eventing 2012, will debut at Fontainebleau (FRA) on March 22-25, 2012. SIGN UP “We are extremely excited to be hosting the opening leg of the FEI’s very first team Eventing series at Fontainebleau’s world-famous Grand Parquet next month,” said Francois Lucas, President of CREIF (Comité Régional d’Equitation d’Ile de France). “We will see some of the circuit’s best-known Eventing riders come together at Fontainebleau and this will certainly add another level of excitement for spectators.” The brand new six-leg series, which will take place on a trial basis this year, is open to all nations fielding one team composed of 3 or 4 riders at each leg. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Catrin Norinder, Director of Eventing & Olympics at the FEI, said: “Fontainebleau is the perfect setting for the first leg of the inaugural FEI Nations Cup Eventing series. Houghton Hall (GBR) will host the second leg on May 24-27, followed by Strzegom (POL) on June 1-3, and Aachen (GER) on July 3-8. The series then heads to Montelibretti (ITA) on September 21-23, with the last leg in Boekelo (NED) on October 11-14. Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.