Study Indicates Indian Ocean Monsoon Similar To El Niño Phenomenon In Pacific

first_imgA research campaign in the Indian Ocean indicates there are ocean-atmosphere interactions similar to El Niño events in the Pacific, but are not always tied to El Niño as previously had been believed by climate researchers. Peter Webster, director of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, or PAOS, who is directing the project, said the 1997 to 1999 findings were somewhat surprising. “Our research indicates the Indian Ocean has its own El Niño-like phenomenon characterized by an east to west oscillation of warm waters that affect other parts of the world,” said Webster. During 16 of the years from 1950 to 1998, the equatorial sea-surface temperature gradients reversed – much like El Niño — substantially warming the western portion of the Indian Ocean. But only three of the years were active El Niño years, he said. Although the Indian Ocean’s summer monsoon was strongly linked to the El Niño/Southern Oscillation system, or ENSO, from 1960 to 1988, there has been no significant link since that time, said Webster. ENSO triggers movement of warm water from the western Pacific eastward every two to 10 years, wreaking havoc on the environment through the proliferation of droughts and floods worldwide. A paper on the subject by Webster, Andrew Moore and Johannes Loschnigg from CU-Boulder’s PAOS and Robert Leben from CU-Boulder’s aerospace engineering department was published in the Sept. 23 issue of Nature. In 1997 and 1998 the Indian Ocean monsoon triggered the wettest year on record in East Africa, sparking an outbreak of mosquito-borne Rift Valley Fever and associated cholera and malaria in livestock and people. “This event occurred completely independent of El Niño activity,” said Webster. “I think people have become a bit ‘El Niñocentric,’” he said. “Certainly El Niño plays a major role in climate variation on Earth, but there also is a lot of independent climate variability. If we can better understand the engine driving the Indian Ocean monsoon, we will be better able to forecast its onset and impacts.” The Indian Ocean study, known as the Joint Air-Sea Monsoon Interaction Experiment, or JASMINE, is a joint venture of CU, the University of Washington, the University of Hawaii, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, NASA and several Australian agencies. A principal aim of Jasmine was to study the transitions between the active and break periods of the monsoon. Last summer, researchers used the NOAA ship Ron Brown to make a number of north-south passes in India’s Bay of Bengal totaling about 10,000 miles. The team measured gradient changes in water temperatures and salinity to more than 1,500 feet, and used six types of radar, six to eight weather balloons each day, and data from European satellites to measure atmospheric temperatures and wind speeds from the sea surface to about 12 miles high. The Indian Ocean generally has three “active periods” during the annual monsoon and three relatively calm periods, said Webster. As the Indian Ocean builds toward an active period, waves up to 15 feet high replace calm water and the surface water warms significantly, pumping large amounts of moisture into the atmosphere and creating rainfall over India, East Africa, South Asia and Australia. “Roughly 65 percent of the world’s population lives in monsoon regions,” said Webster. “This is the fastest growing region on the planet. By the year 2025, it is anticipated this number will grow to 75 percent.” The Bay of Bengal is one of the “freshest” seas in the world due to large discharges from the Ganges and Bramaputra Rivers and the heavy monsoon rains each year, said Webster. “Because it is fresher, the water is less dense, warms more quickly and stays warm for longer periods.” In one 1998 measurement made 150 feet below the surface, researchers on the NOAA ship found the water temperature cooled by 5 degrees F in just three vertical feet of water. “Our goal is to understand the basic physics that underpin these variations in the Indian Ocean monsoons and allow us to predict them so people in the region will have warning weeks or months in advance of drought or floods,” he said. “It is the variability on these time scales that really impact agriculture and society, and the annual Indian monsoon is a major player in these climate fluctuations.” Published: Sept. 21, 1999 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, November 8

first_imgPinterest Linkedin Advertisement Trending Story:California Tourism Group to Spend $2 Million Urging Visitors to Return to Wine CountryThe state’s main tourism agency will spend about $2 million to help spread the word that travelers should not cancel their plans to visit Sonoma County and greater wine country in the aftermath of last months devastating wildfires…Today’s News:WIN Expo 2017 Wine & Weed: A New Normal on the HorizonWhen the first Wine & Weed panel discussion was introduced last year at the 2016 WIN Expo, the room was packed. Now, with the private use law upon us and taking effect in just six weeks, a “next steps” session is planned as a hot topic for this year’s Expo…22 North Bay Wine, Beer, Spirits Industry Leaders NamedNorth Bay Business Journal is recognizing nearly two dozen leading individuals and businesses in the North Coast’s wine, beer and spirits industries…Can Millennial Winemakers Fix Wine Country’s ‘Napathy’ Problem?Punk rock. Experimental architecture. Polish films of the 1950s. These are the inspiration points that Kashy Khaledi cites when describing how he came to found Ashes & Diamonds, Napa’ latest attempt at a Millennial-friendly winery…California Wine 2017 Harvest ReportLyft and Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley Partner to Bring the Bay Area to Wine CountryFinger Lakes Wineries Work Together to Make a Name for ThemselvesRise Up Sonoma Brings Together Winery, Chef, Music Icons to Benefit Sonoma Fire VictimsCalifornia Adopts Rules on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Day-Care CentersBritish Columbia Records Early Ice Wine HarvestFirst Ever ‘International Volcanic Wine Conference’ to Be Held in New York on March 27th, 2018Keeper® Collection Announces Finalists to Compete in 2018 Somms Under Fire™B.C. Government to Create Liquor-Reform PanelChinese Lovers of French Wine Are Snapping Up Bordeaux Vineyards‘Most Expensive Wine Ever Sold’ Goes for $350,000 at AuctionBlogs:Marketing the MiseryHere’s How Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet AgesI’ll Be Attending My First Formal Wine Tasting, Hosted by the Winemaker: Any Advice?5 Ways to Manage Requests for Charity DonationsWine and the Glory of Smoke TaintWineIndustry.Jobs:Maintenance MechanicRecruiting Associates Network – Napa, CA, United StatesWarehouse CoordinatorH&A Barrel Management – Sonoma, CA, United StatesSales RepresentativeMonvera Glass Décor – Napa, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Steve Burns Named President of Wine Market CouncilDTC Wine Sales and Wine Law: An Interview with Steve Gross, Vice President, State Relations at Wine InstituteOregon Winemaker Patricia Green Dies in Apparent AccidentA Pittsburgh-Native Winemaker Makes Good in CaliforniaLesli Hunter Named CFO at Matchbook Wine CompanySupplier News:Vin65 Is Now WineDirectSpirited International Spirits Trade Tasting & Show Announces Limited Time “North Coast Locals Only” Booth DiscountsThe World’s Biggest Fair Devoted to the Wine Business Joins Forces with Comexposium, Leading Company in Organizing EventsIntroducing 3×3 Insights; Offering Actionable Consumer-Buying Intel for the Independent Liquor SegmentMore Supplier News …Vineyard & Winery:Kosta Browne Reverses Course on Its Lush, Ripe Pinot Noir StyleFetzer Vineyards Releases First Sustainability Report, Road to Regeneration, Ahead of 50th Anniversary in 2018Share a Splash Wine Co. Announces Their Inaugural Release of High Dive, a Napa Valley Proprietary Bordeaux BlendAndy Erickson & St. Mayhem Collaborate on St. Mayhem ‘Hückfest’, Aprés Ski in a CanPurple Heart Wines Donates $20,000 to the Purple Heart Foundation to Benefit Veterans Affected by Wildfires Facebook ReddIt Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, November 8Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, November 8By Editor – November 8, 2017 11 0 Previous articleLyft and Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley Partner to Bring the Bay Area to Wine CountryNext articleSignorello Estate Plans to Rebuild After Devastating Wildfires Editorcenter_img Share Twitter Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement TAGSBordeauxBritish ColumbiaFinger LakesKosta BowneNorth Bay Business JournalOregonPatricia GreenSanta Cruz Email Subscribe to the Afternoon Brieflast_img read more

Experts appeal for conducting India centric research before banning ENDS

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Experts appeal for conducting India centric research before banning ENDS Related Posts Say that public health in India is at greater risk under a prohibitive environment than by allowing smokers use an alternative option based on nicotine replacement via e-cigarettes/ENDSIn an appeal to JP Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Dr M Siddiqi, Chairman, Cancer Foundation of India, Kolkata and Prof RN Sharan, Professor of Biochemistry, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, have stated that while tobacco-associated cancer is easily preventable by cessation of tobacco usage, the primary cause of cancer is not nicotine – the additive component of tobacco and the cause of craving – but the constituents of the ‘smoke’ in combustible tobacco, and ‘other’ constituents in chewing tobacco. The experts have urged the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare that banning of e-cigarettes/ENDS could be disastrous for India which houses the second largest smoking population in the world (not including the bidi/ hukkah/ chilam smoking or tobacco/ areca nut chewing populations).Both Dr Siddiqi and Prof Sharan, in a joint letter to the Union Health Minister, have appealed that modern technology which delivers safe nicotine in an acceptable form should be looked at as an alternative nicotine replacement option. This includes electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), popularly known as e-cigarettes, banning which, therefore, should not be thought of.They say that public health in India is at greater risk under a prohibitive environment than by allowing smokers, who wish to cease tobacco use, an alternative option based on nicotine replacement via e-cigarettes/ electronic nicotine delivery devices (ENDS), urge experts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By salil sule on August 29, 2017 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img Read Article News Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Conference to explore benefits of mobile banking

first_imgRelatedConference to explore benefits of mobile banking RelatedConference to explore benefits of mobile banking FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The potential economic impact that mobile banking could have on poverty alleviation, rural development and micro financing in Jamaica, will be among the key areas up for discussion at the Mobile Financial Services Conference 2010.The one-day conference, which will be held at the Terra Nova hotel in Kingston on Friday, December 10, promises to provide a comprehensive exploration of the important issues and considerations associated with the large scale introduction of mobile financial services.The forum will also bring together an array of international and local speakers, with wide ranging experience in mobile banking and mobile commerce, together with the key stakeholders and practitioners from Jamaica’s financial services and telecommunications sectors, as well as the policy makers and the regulators that have oversight of these sectors.Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley ShawKeynote speaker at the function will be Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw.The conference is being conducted by Solutions for Society, a think tank in the Tropical Medicine Research Institute (TMRI) and the Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies, in association with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Director, Centre of Excellence, Mona School of Business, Maurice McNaughton, said the need for the conference emerged from a strong conviction that the use of the mobile phone to increase reach and accessibility of financial services to citizens that are currently underserved, could have enormous scope and significant potential impact.“Our conviction is that if we are to realise the full potential of this business technology, there is a need to fully examine and elucidate the complete range of issues associated with the large scale introduction of mobile financial services, hence the need for this conference,” he further remarked.Mr. McNaughton said that UWI’s involvement in the forum was critical as, based on its neutral placement; it is able to convene a wide cross section of interests from the banking sector, telecommunications, public and private sectors, as well as the multilateral agencies.“Aside from this, the university brings a level of intellectual discourse and research capacity that would be quite important in forming the decisions to be made as we move forward,” he noted.Discussions at the forum will examine issues surrounding platform ownership/business models; regulatory framework; commercial dimensions and the economic impact of mobile services; technological solutions; research agenda and strategies for implementation.Key stakeholders, including the major Jamaican financial institutions and telecommunications firms, are slated to participate. Other key participants include the Ministry of Finance, Bank of Jamaica, and Development Bank of Jamaica, Planning Institute of Jamaica, Office of Utilities Regulation and the Financial Services Commission.Presenters include Head of TMRI, Professor Terrence Forrester; President, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, Joseph Matalon; and Chief Executive Officer, Transcel Limited, Hugo Daley. Conference to explore benefits of mobile banking Finance & Public ServiceDecember 8, 2010center_img RelatedConference to explore benefits of mobile banking Advertisementslast_img read more

Jamaica to Host Preparatory Meeting for Conference on SIDS

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedJamaica to Host Preparatory Meeting for Conference on SIDS RelatedJamaica to Host Preparatory Meeting for Conference on SIDS FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica will host the Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), beginning Tuesday, July 2, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.The Caribbean preparatory meeting is one of three regional meetings which will be held this year as groundwork for the SIDS conference in Samoa next year and will last from July 2 to 4. The others will be held in Fiji for the Pacific region on July 10-12; and in the Seychelles from July 17-19 for the African, Indian, Mediterranean and South China Seas (AIMS).Director of the Environment Division, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Gillian Guthrie, said the meeting will provide a forum for the region to discuss what has been done so far on the sustainable development blue prints; assess the challenges and plan the way forward.She explained that the blue prints, under the 1994 Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) and the 2005 Mauritius Strategy of Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action, articulates what must be done at the national, regional and international levels.Issues discussed in Kingston will be raised at the Conference in Samoa, which is expected to provide an opportunity for increased attention to the concerns of Caribbean nations.Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony, which begins at 9:00 a.m., while the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Representative, Dr. Arun Kashyap ; Chair, Alliance of Small Island Developing States, Her Excellency Marlene Moses; and Director, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Nikhil Seth, will also address the event.The year 2014 has been declared the International Year for Small Island Developing States and as such, increased focus will be placed on addressing their vulnerabilities and challenges. These include ways to build resilience to natural disasters and adaptation to climate change; ways to bolster the countries’ small and open economies through equitable trading arrangements and a strategic approach to trade in services; ways to build on issues of critical relevance to SIDS – energy, education, and health; and ways to place on the international agenda the problems faced by SIDS in accessing financing for developmental purposes.Contact: Andrea Brahamcenter_img Jamaica to Host Preparatory Meeting for Conference on SIDS Foreign AffairsMarch 26, 2013 RelatedJamaica to Host Preparatory Meeting for Conference on SIDSlast_img read more

US officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses

HomeLifeHealthUS officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses Nov. 09, 2019 at 11:00 amHealthNewsUS officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnessesAssociated Press2 years agosmokingu.s. governmentvaping MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterU.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.”The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The compound — vitamin E acetate — was previously found in liquid from electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices used by many of those who got sick.This is the first time they’ve found a common suspect in the damaged lungs of patients, officials said.“We are in a better place in terms of having one very strong culprit,” said the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat.But agency officials cautioned they cannot rule out all other toxic substances, and it may take animal studies to clearly show vitamin E acetate causes the lung damage that’s been seen.More than 2,000 Americans who vape have gotten sick since March, many of them teen and young adults, and at least 40 people have died. The bulk of the cases occurred in August and September but new cases are still being reported.Vitamin E acetate has only recently been used as a thickener in vaping fluid, particularly in black market vape cartridges. While vitamin E is safe as a vitamin pill or to use on the skin, inhaling oily droplets of it can be harmful. It’s sticky and stays in the lungs — the CDC’s Dr. Jim Pirkle likened it to honey.Many who got sick said they had vaped liquids that contain THC, the high-inducing part of marijuana, with many saying they got them from friends or bought them on the black market.E-cigarettes and other vaping devices heat a liquid into an inhalable vapor. For years, most products contained nicotine, but THC vaping has been growing more common.Symptoms of the vaping illness include trouble breathing, chest pain, fatigue and vomiting. Imaging tests show lung injuries and doctors can’t find infections or other causes.About two months ago, New York drew attention to vitamin E acetate when the state’s public health lab discovered it in samples of vaping products from sick patients. In some instances, it made up more than half of the liquid in the cartridges.The chemical has shown up in tests in other labs, too, including a U.S. Food and Drug Administration lab in Cincinnati that found vitamin E acetate in half of the more than 400 THC samples.For the latest test, the CDC used fluid extracted from the lungs of 29 patients in 10 states, including two who died. Lab workers looked for a range of substances that had been found in various vaping devices, including nicotine, THC and other marijuana components, plant oils, mineral oil and cutting agents used on the black market.It was an exhaustive list of more than 1,000, said Pirkle, who oversees agency’s chemical analysis labs.The one substance that came up in all 29 was vitamin E acetate.“To me what’s important here is both what they found, and what they didn’t find” said Scott Becker, head of the Association of Public Health Laboratories. “This was the only thing they found.”Pirkle said animal testing is now a priority and might produce results within a year.“We really need the animal study to nail down cause and effect,” he said.Tags :smokingu.s. governmentvapingshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCity of Santa Monica to host Wellbeing Summit next weekEarth Talk – Killing the EarthYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours ago read more

Polkomtel prepares 5G launch

first_imgHome Polkomtel prepares 5G launch Asia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 JAN 2020 Previous ArticleEtisalat pushes OpenRAN into MENANext ArticleMTN extends GSMA mobile money approval Polkomtel announced plans to deploy commercial 5G services in seven Polish cities by end-March, offering download rates of up to 500Mb/s using TDD spectrum in the 2600MHz band.In a press statement, the Polish operator stated 100 5G base stations will be built using Ericsson and Nokia equipment in Warsaw; Gdansk; Katowice; Lodz; Poznan; Szczecin; and Wroclaw.Polkomtel carried out tests throughout 2019 in preparation for the rollout. Miroslaw Blaszczyk, CEO of Polkomtel parent Cyfrowy Polsat, said preparations are now complete and no further trials or tests are needed.In 2019 the US and Poland bolstered collaboration on 5G security by creating a criteria for companies selling network equipment to operators in Poland. This drew assumptions the move was part of a US government campaign to ostracise Chinese vendor Huawei over security concerns.To accelerate the deployment of 5G technology in Poland, Polkomtel, Orange Poland and T-Mobile Poland struck an agreement with the nation’s state development fund PFR and state-owned operator Exatel to establish a company to build the country’s 5G infrastructure. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Manny joined Mobile World Live in September 2019 as a reporter based in London. He has previous experience in telecoms having worked for B2B publication Mobile News for three years where he climbed up to the position of Features Editor…. Read more Relatedcenter_img 5GCyfrowy PolsatPolkomtel Author Manny Pham Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Tags Telkomsel turns on 5G in major citieslast_img read more

“Risky” Business — College Shuts Down Professor over Speech on Science, Free Expression

first_img TagsAdam PerkinsargumentCharles Darwinchilling effectdebateFree Sciencefree speechHuman ZoosKing’s College LondonLarge Hadron ColliderMendelian geneticsNeo-DarwinismneurobiologyQuilletteRichard WeikartscienceSpace Shuttle ChallengerTrofim Lysenko,Trending Recommended Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Adam Perkins, King’s College London lecturer in Neurobiology of Personality, was scheduled to deliver a talk at his institution. But King’s College cancelled the event because they considered it too “high risk.” What was he going to say that was so “risky” that he needed to be shut down?A version of the speech appears as a new article on Quillette. His theme? “The Scientific Importance of Free Speech.” Whoa, now that’s radioactive.He starts off with a bang. “We need free speech in science because science is not really about microscopes, or pipettes, or test tubes or even Large Hadron Colliders. These are merely tools that help us to accomplish a far greater mission, which is to choose between rival narratives, in the vicious, no-holds-barred battle of ideas that we call ‘science’.”Perkins makes an interesting reference to Darwinian evolution. Although one cannot deduce whether or not he’s a critic, and it would be safe to assume not, it is nonetheless interesting that he chose to include natural selection as a subject where scientific “argument” and “debate” are “allowed.”But scientific domains in which a single experiment can provide a definitive answer are rare. For example, Charles Darwin’s principle of evolution by natural selection concerns slow, large-scale processes that are unsuited to testing in a laboratory. In these cases, we take a bird’s eye view of the facts of the matter and attempt to form an opinion about what they mean.This allows a lot of room for argument, but as long as both sides are able to speak up, we can at least have a debate: when a researcher disagrees with the findings of an opponent’s study, they traditionally write an open letter to the journal editor critiquing the paper in question and setting out their counter evidence.Debate in science about Darwinian evolution? If only more of that were “allowed.”Perkins also writes:When one side of a scientific debate is allowed to silence the other side, this is an impediment to scientific progress because it prevents bad theories being replaced by better theories. Or, even worse, it causes civilization to go backward, such as when a good theory is replaced by a bad theory that it previously displaced.He goes on to discuss socialist rejection of Mendelian genetics, Lysenko’s advocacy of the idea that acquired characteristics can be heritable, as well as the 1986 catastrophe of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Perkins’s conclusion seems to be that society must allow scientific debate on evidence because if it does not, we create an unhealthy scientific environment that will cause harmful real-world impacts.Agreed. Free speech purifies science. Dogmatic perspectives, especially Darwinian ones, do not. Sometimes they do far worse, as documented in the forthcoming documentary Human Zoos and in historian Richard Weikart’s work.Yes, Perkins barely mentions evolution, but who can blame him? Even talking in a general matter about debate in science is “high risk” enough. Now, imagine if he’d discussed the chilling effect around questioning evolution. Or, if he was a scientist who began to have doubts about neo-Darwinism himself, and dared to mention those in public.Those are sticky situations we’ve highlighted for years, and you can read about them at the new site, Free Science.Photo credit: Katy Ereira [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Sarah ChaffeeNow a teacher, Sarah Chaffee served as Program Officer in Education and Public Policy at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. She earned her B.A. in Government. During college she interned at Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office and for Prison Fellowship Ministries. Before coming to Discovery, she worked for a private land trust with holdings in the Southwest. Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Free Speech “Risky” Business — College Shuts Down Professor over Speech on Science, Free ExpressionSarah ChaffeeMay 4, 2018, 1:25 PM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

Car chase sentencing adjourned at Donegal District Court

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp By admin – July 25, 2016 Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Car chase sentencing adjourned at Donegal District Court The case against a Stranorlar resident who drove at up to 150 kilometres per hour to escape gardai and then rammed a PSNI car near Castlederg has been further adjourned to check if he committed any more crimes since the chase.Judge Kevin Kilrane said at Donegal District Court today that he wished to know if 31-year-old Stephen Crerand had committed further offences either side of the border since the chase in 2012.Supt Colm Nevin said the chase happened when gardai from Donegal town going towards Ballybofey met a car travelling in the opposite direction that was swerving from side to side.When signalled, the driver stopped and then used his hand-brake to turn and drove off at high speed.A communication was sent to the PSNI when it was noted Crerand was heading for the border at speeds of up to 150 km/h. He attempted to side-swipe a Garda patrol car on a number of occasions. He successfully escaped into Northern Ireland where he was arrested by the PSNI after ramming their patrol car in Castlederg.The court was told that Crerand, with an address in Straith Aoibhinn, Stranorlar, had a list of 164 previous convictions and had served several terms of imprisonment in Northern Ireland.Crerand admitted five dangerous driving charges, when already banned, at locations near Donegal town and Barnesmore Gap on October 20, 2012.An earlier hearing in April was told he served six months imposed at Strabane court for ramming the PSNI car in 2012.In April Judge Kilrane said he was giving Crerand “half a chance” to avoid jail when he remanded him on bail for a Probation report.The judge said today, after studying the report, that before passing sentence he wanted to check if Crerand was involved in any other offences either side of the border since 2012.He adjourned sentence until October 5. Homepage BannerNews Previous articleLetterkenny could become a Gaeltacht Service TownNext articleMattie Donnelly suffers head injury and raises concern ahead of All Ireland Quarter Final admin Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Hilton, R-H to decide Class AA title

first_imgHilton, R-H to decide Class AA title By Paul Gotham on October 30, 2018No Comment Share on Facebook Follow on Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Connect on Linked in Subscribe by Emailcenter_img Add to Google+ Hilton, R-H to decide Class AA title added by Paul Gotham on October 30, 2018View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Hilton’s Noah Malta (11) and Edison Tech’s Malik Musa (6) battle during the semifinal round. Malta and Hilton will look to win their second Section V boys’ soccer title in four years when they take on Rush-Henrietta Tuesday night. (Photo: CHRIS ROACH)By PAUL GOTHAMThey met in the 2017 Class AA semifinals and twice this past regular season. Tuesday night Hilton’s Cadets (No. 8 NYSSWA) and the Rush-Henrietta Royal Comets (No. 17 NYSSWA) will square off again. This time the Section V Class AA title is on the line. Here’s the breakdown:No. 1 seed HILTON CADETS (14-2-2/Monroe County Division I) vs. No. 6 seed RUSH-HENRIETTA ROYAL COMETS (9-7-2/Monroe County Division I)How they got here:  Hilton defeated No. 8 seed Webster Thomas, 2-0 in the quarterfinals and Edison Tech, 3-1 in the semifinals. Rush-Henrietta beat Gates-Chili, 3-0 in the opening round and third-seeded Fairport, 1-0 in the quarterfinals before advancing to the finals with a 2-nil win over Penfield.Season series: The Monroe County Division I rivals met twice during the regular season with Hilton taking both meetings by counts of 2-1 and 1-nil.Total goals scored: Hilton (36), Rush-Henrietta (21).Total goals allowed: Hilton (12), Rush-Henrietta (17).Names to know: Hilton — Hussian Ali (five goals, three assists), Justin Arilotta (11 goals, five assists), Charles Barker (one goal, four assists), Tom Callery (four goals, one assist), Andrew Cavuoto (three goals), Jack Gombatto (two goals, one assist), Joey Gombatto (113 saves, 9 goals allowed), Noah Malta (two goals, four assists), Colden Philps (two assists) and Joshua Ranke (two goals, four assists).VIEW MORE CHRIS ROACH PHOTOS HERE. Names to know: Rush-Henrietta — Hunter Kassel (five goals, three assists), Jean Kennedy (two goals), Zack Koops (two goals, one assist), Cory Meintel (three goals, four assists), Jason Pike (five assists), Curtis Rowe (six goals, three assists), Ethan Scheuer (64 saves, eight goals allowed), Billy Urbanski (one assist).Located at 1475 E. Henrietta Road near Monroe Community College.Coaches: Mike Ellicott (Hilton), Jake Falci (Rush-Henrietta)History 101: Hilton advanced to the 2017 Section V Class AA championship before falling to eventual NYS champion, McQuaid 2-1. The Cadets were the only team to score against McQuaid in six postseason games. The Cadets most recent title came in 2015 when they advanced to NYS Class AA semifinals. Rush-Henrietta will be looking for its first championship in boys soccer since 1960. The Royal Comets last reached the finals in 2008 when they fell to Fairport, 3-0 in the Class AAA title game. Hilton beat R-H 2-nil in last year’s semifinal round.A 7:30 PM kickoff is scheduled at Spencerport Central Schools.REGIONAL QUALIFIERSClass B: BATH HAVERLING (19-0-0/No. 1 NYSSWA) vs. PAL-MAC (16-3-0/No. 15 NYSSWA)7 PM, Avon Central SchoolsClass C: GENESEO (15-3-1/No. 7 NYSSWA) vs. SODUS (13-5-2/No. 12 NYSSWA)6 PM, Penfield Central SchoolsClass D: AVOCA (19-0-0/No. 7 NYSSWA) vs. C.G. FINNEY (18-1-0/No. 10 NYSSWA)5 PM, Avon Central Schools Print This Postlast_img read more