Heavy rainfall warning issued for the B.C. Peace and Fort Nelson

first_imgFort Nelson4:52 AM PDT Monday 20 May 2013Rainfall warning for Fort Nelson issuedTotal rainfall amounts up to 40 mm expected tonight and Tuesday over the southern sections.This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.An approaching Pacific frontal system combined with an Arctic front from the north will bring rain to the Northeast British Columbia starting late today. Rain heavy at times over Fort Nelson is expected to start this evening and persist into Tuesday. Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 40 mm over the southern sections of the region can be expected by early Tuesday evening before the rain tapers off to a few showers. According to the warning, the rain will start in Northeast B.C. later today and continue into Tuesday.  In the Peace we will still reach a high of 16 degrees today before the rain starts tonight.  Tuesday the temperature will only rise to plus 8.See the full warning for both the North and South Peace below.B.C. North & South Peace River4:50 AM PDT Monday 20 May 2013Rainfall warning for B.C. North Peace River issuedTotal rainfall amounts up to 30 mm expected tonight through Tuesday.- Advertisement -This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.An approaching Pacific frontal system combined with an Arctic front from north will bring rain to the Northeast British Columbia starting late today. Rain heavy at times over British Columbia Peace River is expected to start overnight and persist to Tuesday. Total rainfall amounts of 30 mm can be expected by early Tuesday evening before the rain tapers off to a few showers. Advertisementlast_img read more

Dating Disaster: Is Neanderthal the New Piltdown?

first_imgWe all know it by heart: Neanderthal Man was a big-boned, hairy cave-dweller that got pushed out of northern Europe 40,000 years ago by the smarter modern humans.  Could this all be wrong?  Did some bones actually belong to real people living in recorded history?    The man who dated some of these bones, a carbon-14 dating specialist at Frankfurt University, Reiner Protsch von Zieten, has just resigned in disgrace after being investigated for fabricating data and plagiarizing the work of others, reports World Net Daily.  Last August, the UK News Telegraph broke the news about the investigation of Protsch.  Growing skepticism over his dates for Neanderthals were causing concern that a “dating disaster” was going to force anthropologists to “rewrite prehistory,” because dates he published, that they all trusted, were way off the mark.  Some famous skeletons he had dated at 36,000 years old turned out with independent tests to be only 7,500 years old, and another claimed by Protsch to be 21,300 years old was only 3,300.  Another specimen Protsch claimed was the oldest early human found in a region of Germany, which he dated at 27,400 years old with radiocarbon, turned out to belong to an elderly man who died around 1750 A.D.  Professor Protsch, who was fond of Cuban cigars and Porsches, has also been accused of illegally selling university fossils to American buyers, and of shredding documents relating to “ gruesome scientific experiments done by the Nazis in the 1930s.”    Apparently this professor has “forged and manipulated facts for 30 years.”  The president of Frankfurt University apologized for not curbing his misconduct for so long, admitting that “A lot of people looked the other way.”  Now that the perpetrator has resigned, what lies in the wake of this latest paleoanthropolical hoax?  Chris Stringer, the head of human origins studies at the London Natural History Museum, put it bluntly: “What was considered a major piece of evidence showing that the Neanderthals once lived in northern Europe has fallen by the wayside.  We are having to rewrite prehistory.”  Robert Todd Carroll on The Skeptics Dictionary has a picture of Protsch and more details about his misdeeds.The legacy of Darwinian paleoanthropology has been one of dating disasters, hoaxes and misinformation.  What did you expect?    This story does not prove that every Neanderthal date is bogus (many more skeletons are known) but casts serious doubt on the whole evolutionary tale of modern humans in Europe.  We need to ask some hard-hitting follow-up questions.  Why did a lot of people look the other way?  Was it because the results provided by this dishonest man fit into their preconceived notion of human evolution?  Did some Neanderthals actually live among us in historical times?  If so, does this not throw the whole Neanderthal classification into disarray?  What other hoaxes are being promulgated right now by other dating labs and bone hunters?    Carroll reminds us that, like Piltdown, this fraud was “discovered by scientists, reported by scientists, and it will be scientists who will work to correct the record.”  This is how science works, he preaches like a good positivist.  He understates, however, the fact that it took 50 years for Piltdown and 30 years in this case, and that the desire to believe in evolution had a lot to do with delaying the victory of the truth.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Designing Duct System Vents for Good Air Flow

first_imgThe important factor that comes into play here is net free area. It’s not just the overall size that matters. It’s the amount of open area in the return grille that matters. This is something a lot of people ignore when they switch out the metal vents in their home with wooden grilles. The net free area in a metal grille is typically 70 to 90 percent. A wooden grille might have a net free area of 50% or less. That can make a huge difference in air flow.Then there are the DIY jobs. Just do a little search on the term “decorating a return air vent,” and you’ll see a lot of creative ways to make your system underperform — but it sure will look good!Sizing a return grilleSo how do you size a return vent? The author’s of Manual T give a pretty easy way to do it. If you’re using a non-filter grille, you divide the air flow rate in cubic feet per minute (cfm) by the face velocity in feet per minute (fpm). (Sorry, rest of the world. We use “those annoying imperial units” here in the U.S.)But wait, you say. What the heck is the face velocity? Great question! It’s the speed of the air over the whole face of the grille. Occasionally you’ll see a reference to core velocity, which is the speed over the free area of the grille. When designing the returns, we typically use a maximum face velocity of 400 fpm for a non-filter grille.Let’s do the numbers. Say you have a return designed for 1,000 cfm. The grille area, then, would need to be 1,000 cfm / 400 fpm = 2.5 square feet. That’s 360 square inches, so a 19″ x 19″ grille would work. Except you can’t find one with those dimensions. At 360 square inches, a 20″ x 18″ is right on the money. But…Use real engineering dataWhat does the manufacturer say about their grilles? If you look at the Hart & Cooley catalog, it’s easy to see that these simple calculations don’t quite work. Take a look at the table below (see Image #3) and you’ll see what I mean. 20″ x 18″ isn’t in the table, but 20″ x 20″ is. And it doesn’t make the grade. The highlighted column is the one for a face velocity of 400 fpm.Hmmmm. We wanted 1,000 cfm, but the 20″ x 18″ grille will give us something less than 720 cfm at those conditions.The solution is to go bigger. The snippet of engineering data below is from further down in the table. To have a return grille that can move at least 1,000 cfm at 400 fpm face velocity, we need a 30″ x 20″ grille. The 30″ x 18″ doesn’t quite get us there so we bump it up to the next size.That simple calculation from Manual T that I opened up the discussion of sizing with turns out to be a rough rule of thumb. To get the proper sizes for your return grilles, you must use the engineering data.A delicate balanceAt the other end, the supply duct terminations have to do a lot. Here’s the short list of what you want to accomplish with the supply air when it exits the ducts:Deliver the right amount of air. Of course, most of that is determined by what happens before the air gets to the end of a run but the vent type is still significant.Mix the supply air with the room air. That means shooting it out fast enough and in the right direction(s).Keep fast-moving air away from people. Drafts create comfort problems.Get the air out of the vents quietly. This is such an important point it deserves its own article.Don’t give that freshly conditioned air a short circuit to a return vent. If you put a supply just across from a return, you’re asking for trouble.I’ll cover that important topic in the near future. In the meantime, your homework is to get your hands on a copy of Manual T, download a catalog or two , and see if you can make some sense of this stuff. (Hart & Cooley and Shoemaker are the two big names in registers, grilles, and diffusers.) When I come back to this subject, we’ll explore those design issues in some depth. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. RELATED ARTICLESAll About Furnaces and Duct SystemsSaving Energy With Manual J and Manual DKeeping Ducts IndoorsReturn-Air ProblemsSealing DuctsDuct Leakage Testing You’re at a cocktail party when, as it so often does, the discussion turns to HVAC design. What do people talk about? Load calculations. Manual J. Oversizing. Maybe a little about duct sizing or location. But how many times have you been in that conversation and heard someone talk about what happens at the end of the ducts? Yes, I’m talking about the often overlooked part of HVAC design in which the designer selects the proper terminations for the duct runs.In the protocols of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), this part of the design process is described in Manual T: Air Distribution Basics for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings. This step is just as important as the other parts of the design process but is often given short shrift. Here’s an overview of some of the main factors we consider when selecting grilles and registers for the systems we design.Suck it inFirst, let me say that most of our attention is on the supply outlets (the registers and diffusers). The return inlets (grilles) are important but getting them right is pretty easy. Mostly, they just need to be big and open enough for the amount of air they’re moving. If they’re not, you’ll hear it once the fan runs. Make them too small — a common problem — and they’ll be noisy and reduce air flow.last_img read more

10 months agoEx-Arsenal striker Smith: Cahill not the signing Emery needs

first_imgEx-Arsenal striker Smith: Cahill not the signing Emery needsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal striker Alan Smith says they should ignore the chance of signing Chelsea captain Gary Cahill.Cahill was heavily linked with the Gunners before he signed for Chelsea from Bolton in January 2012.“Arsenal should have signed Gary Cahill before he went to Chelsea,” Smith told the Daily Express.“He spoke and had a meeting with Arsene Wenger and it didn’t happen.“But he went on to become a fine, fine defender.“Now you’d be signing somebody who’s in his latter years and is not at his peak.“I don’t see that as a goer.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Farmers to Grow Medicinal Plants on Mined-out Lands

first_img The Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) has entered into an agreement with Timeless Herbal Care, an international nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, for the growing of medicinal plants on mined-out bauxite lands. The Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) has entered into an agreement with Timeless Herbal Care, an international nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, for the growing of medicinal plants on mined-out bauxite lands.Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on Tuesday (September 5), the JBI will provide technical training for farmers in the growing of the crops.The farmers will sell the yield at market value to Timeless Herbal Care, which will extract the medicinal contents for the various markets that they serve.The plants to be cultivated are guinea hen weed, moringa, black castor bean, and medical cannabis.At the signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Transport and Mining’s Maxfield Avenue offices, portfolio Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, welcomed the partnership, which, he said, will offer major economic benefits for the farmers.He noted that the crops targeted under the initiative are in high demand world-wide because the “nutraceutical value is immense”.“We must now move with urgency to capitalise on what is truly ours,” he said.Minister Henry noted that the farmers will be taught new skills, so that they can produce the plants to internationally accepted standards.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, who attended the signing ceremony, said that the project will create a new source of revenue and jobs from the growing, reaping, and export of nutraceuticals.She said that there are buyers in Canada who are waiting for products from Timeless Herbal Care.Meanwhile, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Courtney Betty, said the initiative is about working with communities, establishing international partnerships and “developing Jamaica’s natural plants, which are so valuable”. The farmers will sell the yield at market value to Timeless Herbal Care, which will extract the medicinal contents for the various markets that they serve. Story Highlights Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, who attended the signing ceremony, said that the project will create a new source of revenue and jobs from the growing, reaping, and export of nutraceuticals.last_img read more


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Adam Silver Rides A Bear And Five Other Perfect Ideas For Fixing

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed 4.) Bruce from Maryland suggests:The first 10 picks are assigned by placement in an essay contest for basketball fans in ~4th grade to ~8th grade. 500 words or less on an appropriate subject (not necessarily sports related) that would be announced at the All-Star break. All teams eligible, regardless of standings. The rest of the picks are in the order of finish from worst to first.The kids send their essay to a judging panel along with which team they would like to have the draft pick if they win (so no team gets more than one of the picks). The chosen 10 kids are invited to the draft order revealing show that replaces the lottery show, and they all have envelopes revealing their favorite team (not necessarily by geography). They are all called up in reverse order of finish, which they do not know at the time, and reveal the team they chose.I’m still unsure whether this is an earnest proposal or not. I choose to believe that it is. This would be wonderful. That’s the only con I can think of, too. Seeing Daryl Morey on a trampoline would be pretty fun. 3.) Adam from Madison, Wisconsin, suggests:If you miss the playoffs 10 years in a row your team moves to Seattle. 76ers fans would definitely start getting nervous after about year 5. Forces teams to attempt to be good or at least plan on being good quickly. Oh, man, I hope Seattle gets a team back sooner than this. But I like the idea of fans in the Emerald City actively rooting for a random team to be awful. 5.) Dave from Toledo, Ohio, suggests: Get rid of the draft. Actually, get rid of the NBA. Boom. No more tanking.It’s been right in front of us this whole time! For the last 10 days, our sports podcast, “Hot Takedown,” has been running a crowdsourcing project, soliciting ideas for ways to change the NBA draft and prevent teams from deliberately tanking their seasons in pursuit of better picks. Almost 7,000 people have submitted their ideas thus far, and I am slowly working my way through them. It’s pretty intense.We’ll announce our winner on next week’s podcast — a winner chosen from among the many very serious and thoughtful proposals. This is not an article about those. This is an article about our six favorite weird ideas.The proposals, in reverse order of how much we like them: 6.) Aaron from Spokane, Washington, suggests:To fix the tanking problem, I propose a system where the GM of every NBA team participates in a round-robin HORSE tournament. The GM with the most wins gets the first selection in the draft, followed by the GM with the second most wins, and so on. If more than one GM finishes the tournament with the same score, the tie will be broken by a trampoline dunk contest judged by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.Pros:Removing the teams’ regular season performances from the equation eliminates tanking.GMs would have an incentive to become ballers. Also, there would be a great incentive for former players to become GMs.Whoever picked up the TV rights to this event would enjoy a ratings bonanza. Cons:Larry Bird and Magic Johnson might be busy. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. 2.) Andrew from Sarasota Springs, Florida, suggests:The bottom three teams would be relegated to English League 2 Football where they would have to play a year of soccer in towns like Accrington and Morecambe. Upon their return from a year in the (lovely) English wilderness, they would be guaranteed picks 1-3 based on their finishing order in League 2.Pros: hilarity of seeing NBA players play soccer; more media attention for League 2 matches; arguably players would gain new forms of fitness and stamina; Carmelo Anthony adopting an affected English accent; more demand for Brazilian players in trades.Cons: may stunt development of early career players; Maroon 5, Keith Urban, and Billy Joel would each need to play approximately 75 more stadium shows a year to make up lost revenue. Andrew has thought it all through perfectly. 1.) Bob in New Orleans, Louisiana, suggests:Each team is required to bring a fish to the lottery ceremony. Each one has to be a different species (salmon, tuna, etc), and release it into a pool. Then, Adam Silver will ride a bear into the pool, and the fish that the bear eats first wins the lottery. If the bear eats Adam Silver, then it goes by worst-record first.I would watch what should be called The Tank Tank in an instant. It’s simple, it’s elegant, it has a hint of danger. Bob doesn’t even mention that some bears would be ravenous, having recently emerged from hibernation. But has he really considered all the implications? What kind of bear? Who gets what fish? Do teams get to select or is it randomly assigned? If Silver is riding a grizzly, the team with the river salmon would have a much better chance of winning. But if your team is represented by an Arctic char or fourhorn sculpin, everyone knows you’ll want Silver to be riding a polar bear.Keep listening to “Hot Takedown” for updates, and next week we will announce our (real) winner! By Jody Avirgan read more

Mich native Sean Duddy shines on the ice and in the classroom

When the Ohio State men’s hockey team travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on the Wolverines on Friday, junior defenseman Sean Duddy will be at home. For a weekend, anyway. Duddy grew up in Ann Arbor and went to Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, which sits right across the street from Michigan Stadium. “I was definitely a Michigan fan growing up,” Duddy said. “I mean, it is hard not to be, living in Ann Arbor.” However, when it came to college, Notre Dame, Air Force, Lake Superior State and OSU recruited Duddy to play hockey. Michigan did not. Duddy didn’t have his sights set on Michigan anyway. “I wanted to go to school somewhere else, away from where I grew up,” Duddy said. “I wanted to have a new experience and get a different perspective from Ann Arbor.” Duddy’s mother, Lisa Hesse, said she understood her son’s decision. “Going to Michigan after living in Ann Arbor is like going to school in your backyard,” Hesse said. “It wouldn’t be much of an adventure.” Duddy chose OSU because he loved the school and its campus, he said, and it was still close enough that his family could come to watch him play. Several Division I schools recruited Duddy, but both Duddy and Hesse said he was never a star player and that he had to work hard to get noticed. “Most people would say, ‘Hey, why don’t you just go play D-3 and focus on academics?’” Hesse said. “But Sean wanted D-1, so Sean went after it.” Now Duddy has helped to lead the Buckeyes to a 13-14-2 record as a captain, something associate head coach Steve Rohlik attributes to Duddy’s work ethic. “He brings it every day with every practice and game,” Rohlik said. “He is not going to take days off.” The defenseman does not pile up the goals and assists. Instead, he said he likes it best when his shift on the ice goes unnoticed. “My style of play is that if you don’t notice me, it’s good,” Duddy said. “So, if I stand out it’s because I’m making a mistake.” Duddy spends about five hours a day on hockey, not including the time spent traveling almost every other weekend. A recent road trip to Alaska included leaving at 6 a.m. on a Wednesday and returning the following Sunday about 7 p.m. Despite having a demanding hockey schedule, Duddy has excelled in the classroom. The finance major has posted a 3.98 grade point average in his three years at OSU. Duddy’s achievement on and off the ice has earned him several awards, including being named an OSU Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten choice. “It takes a special athlete to do that,” Rohlik said. “To be able to play at the Division I level and carry close to a 4.0 attributes to Sean’s hard work.” Duddy’s success could leave him with a tough decision. After his senior year he will have to decide between a profession in hockey or one in business. “I could see him trying after college to play professionally, but I could just as well see him move on and get a normal job,” said senior forward and fellow captain Sergio Somma. Duddy said he would love to play after college, but has not given it much thought. No matter the ability and leadership Duddy displays, he has not been able to escape his roots. “When we play Michigan, guys will joke around and say that I am a spy for Michigan,” Duddy said, “that I’m recording what we do in practice to give to the Michigan coaches.” Duddy said he generally does not follow or support the Wolverines, but he always pulls for their hockey team to lose. He has even managed to convert most of his family to the Scarlet and Gray. “I’m definitely an OSU fan now and I can say the same thing for Sean’s dad,” Hesse said. “His brother might be a different story though.” Duddy will just have to settle for two out of three. read more

Schuster tips Joachim Low to become Madrids boss

first_imgFormer Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster has tipped current Germany coach Joachim Low to take over this summer.Schuster enjoyed a successful stint at the club as a player and manager where he won League titles in both cases. And has gone further to anoint his German compatriot for the position.Schuster further claimed he recommended Low to club president Florentino Perez. According to quotes cited on Football Espana.“I spoke with him (Perez) at an honorary event and I explicitly mentioned Low.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He reacted by looking at me oddly as if I had surprised him.“Germans are very highly regarded at Real and it would not surprise me if Real tried to sign Low this summer.”The club confirmed Santiago Solari as their new head coach in October, following the departure of Julen Lopetegui, with a contract up until June 2021.However, there are rumours circulating that the club may make moves for another manager if results don’t pan out well, with Jose Mourinho and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino both linked.last_img read more