WB govt to allot land for cricket stadium, football academy

first_imgKolkata, Dec 1 (PTI) To develop infrastructure for hosting more sporting events in the city, the West Bengal government will allot plots for a new cricket stadium, football academy and an indoor stadium.At the Khel Ratna Samman ceremony, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said they are ready to give land to the CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) to develop a cricket stadium in Rajarhat.”I will give you (CAB) land, you prepare the stadium. One stadium (Eden Gardens) is not enough. With another stadium we will be able to host more sporting events,” she said adding that ISL franchisee Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) wants to establish a football academy in the city for which they are giving them some land in Dumdum area.”I want them to nurture local talent in soccer. Take five clubs from Kolkata and five from the districts and nurture them. You spend so much money in ISL I want you to spend something for Bengal,” Banerjee said.Besides the government also has plans to set up a new indoor stadium at a 20 acre plot in Rajarhat with a capacity of 20,000, she said.On the Sports Village in Jalpaiguri district she said it will be of international standards but sought the support of the corporate sector in running it under a PPP (public private partnership) model.”We have made the infrastructure and now if the corporates run it we are ready to extend all co-operation. They can take over and run this,” Banerjee said.The chief minister also stressed on the need to have sports school so that football stars like Messi can be produced from the state.advertisement”A committee with experts and corporates will identify which sports needs to be promoted and in what way. We want to nurture talent,” she said.Altogether she said there are 26 new stadiums which are coming up in different parts of the state.Kolkata has been selected as one of the venues for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.The chief minister also announced that around 6000 clubs which had received a grant of Rs 2 lakh earlier will be given Rs 1 lakh for the next three years.During the award ceremony, veteran footballer P K Banerjee and veteran tennis player Akhtar Ali was honoured with lifetime achievement award by the state government.Another 31 sportspersons were awarded Khel Ratna Samman and 11 coaches given Krira Guru Samman. PTI NIK MM RGlast_img read more

UTSA game superlatives

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Photo Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIWinners: JW Walsh, JW Walsh’s future sports agent, Jason Ray (WRs coach), UTSA’s fanbase, Jhajuan Seales, Texas flag makers (did you see the size of the one UTSA ran out with??), Vine (it’s getting a lot of my business lately), the creators of QBR,[1. OKC Dave and I need to just make up a stat and promote the crap out of it, just for fun.]Losers: Big 12 Ds (what now?), Chelf’s PT (all doubt removed), second-string D (yikes), Fox Sports 1’s announcing crew (this was the national game!), Brady Poppinga (on-field guy, I thought he was going to climb through my TV!), Mississippi St. (UTSA could roll with them).Best play: I loved the Shaun Lewis pick. Do you think Shaun Lewis made a deal with himself that the only time he would make interceptions in college would be on tipped balls? Here’s a look:Best player: Walsh is the obvious answer (and he was spectacular) but I loved how Kevin Peterson played. He said the other day he wanted to be more like Justin Gilbert but maybe the opposite should be true.Worst thing said by an announcer:[1. This was like trying to decide which 1988 Barry Sanders game was supreme. So many options!] I was so excited to see the Riverwalk!Uni Heisman: Shaun Lewis — I love the black cleats (so old school) and I love the towel hanging out the back of his uniform (so Hart Lee Dykes). He really should get this award more often even if I have to make it a sliding scale because of Justin Gilbert.Thing that’s not a thing but should be: When UTSA lines up without a QB it should be called “the Wildroadrunner.”Quote of the game: UTSA safety — They are completely different from any other team we have played. They were amazing. (NewsOK).Thing that made me say “wow”: The fog in the Alamodome after halftime. It honestly looked like they were trying to smoke somebody out of the place. It made San Francisco look like the Bahamas by comparison.Thing that made me laugh: Imagining what these two were discussing…Stat of the game: 13 different players caught passes for OSU on Saturday. USC only completed 11 total passes…against Washington State.Other stat of the game: Against Mississippi State OSU had zero receivers gain 40 yards, seven did it against UTSA.Photo of the game: I haven’t seen one that tops this one.GIF of the game: This one made me laugh the most (watch Bobby Reid at the end)…last_img read more

IMO: Goal-Based Standards Verification Process Underway

first_imgzoom IMO audit teams will shortly be established to verify construction rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers of classification societies which act as recognized organizations (ROs), following the receipt of requests for verification by the 31 December 2013 deadline.A new SOLAS regulation II-1/3-10 on Goal-based ship construction standards (GBS) for bulk carriers and oil tankers was adopted by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), at its eighty-seventh session in May 2010, by resolution MSC.290(87). This regulation, which entered into force on 1 January 2012, requires that all oil tankers and bulk carriers of 150 m in length and above, for which the building contract is placed on or after 1 July 2016, satisfy applicable structural requirements conforming to the functional requirements of the International Goal-based Ship Construction Standards for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (GBS Standards) (resolution MSC.287(87)).Under the GBS Standards, construction rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers of classification societies which act as recognized organizations (ROs) or national Administrations will be verified, based on the Guidelines for verification of conformity with goal-based ship construction standards for bulk carriers and oil tankers (resolution MSC.296(87)) (GBS Guidelines). According to the timetable approved by MSC 87, the deadline for the receipt by IMO of initial verification requests from classification societies was 31 December 2013.In support of the Committee’s request that the verification process should be conducted as efficiently as possible, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has delivered its Common Package 1 comprising various IACS requirements to support the requests from its member societies.Based on the requests for verification audits, the IMO Secretariat will establish GBS Audit Teams as soon as possible, to conduct audits for verification of the subject construction rules. The outcome of the audits will be submitted to the MSC in May 2016 at the latest and, if approved by the MSC, those construction rules will be applied to bulk carriers and oil tankers to be built on or after 1 July 2016.On 20 December 2013, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu met with the Chairman of IACS, Mr. Roberto Cazzulo, Chairman of RINA Services, who confirmed that the IACS Council had adopted new harmonised Common Structural Rules (CSR) for oil tankers and bulk carriers, which will be presented to IMO for GBS verification as its Common Package 2, by the end of June 2014.Commenting on the above developments, Mr. Sekimizu expressed his satisfaction with the timely and efficient manner in which the GBS verification process was being progressed, as instructed by the Maritime Safety Committee.IMO, January 3, 2014last_img read more

HC judge recuses from hearing Honeypreets bail plea

first_imgChandigarh: A Punjab and Haryana High Court judge has recused himself from hearing a bail plea filed by Honeypreet, the adopted daughter of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. She is in jail in connection with violence that broke out in Panchkula in Haryana on August 25, 2017, following the conviction of the Dera chief. The case will now be put up before the Chief Justice so that the matter can be assigned to another bench. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Her counsel said she had no role in the violence and her name was subsequently added to the first information report (FIR). The self-styled godman was sentenced to 20 years in jail in August 2017 for raping two women. A special CBI court in Panchkula in January also sentenced him and three others to life imprisonment for the murder of a journalist over 16 years ago. Ram Rahim’s conviction had led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa, leaving 41 people dead and over 260 injured.last_img read more

General Assembly creates group to work on sustainable development goals

The United Nations General Assembly today established a working group that will focus on the design of a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection.The 30-member working group, which will consist of countries from all regions, will prepare a report containing a proposal on the SDGs that the 193-member Assembly will consider and act on at its 68th session, which begins in September. Participation in the working group will be facilitated by a rotational procedure within the regions. The working group is a direct result of the commitment made by governments at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June to establish a set of action-oriented, concise and easy to communicate goals to help advance sustainable development. The Rio+20 outcome document, entitled “The Future We Want” also calls for the goals to be integrated into the UN’s development agenda beyond 2015.The SDGs seek to guide countries in achieving targeted outcomes within a specific time period, such as on universal access to sustainable energy and clean water for all, and will build on the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their 2015 deadline.The MDGs have been instrumental in driving down poverty rates and increasing access to education, healthcare, water and sanitation, but progress has not been uniform and the UN is currently ramping up efforts to help countries achieve the goals by the target date.“The Future We Want has broadened the scope for global action for people and the planet,” said the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Wu Hongbo. “Sustainable development goals that build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, and that apply to all countries can provide a tremendous boost to efforts to implement sustainable development and help us address issues ranging from reducing poverty and creating jobs to the pressing issues of meeting economic, social and environmental aspirations of all people.” Assembly President Vuk Jeremic said he would engage closely with Member States to ensure that the process to create the SDGs becomes a top priority and that the work of the newly established group is at the centre of the Assembly’s attention.“This is a moment for us to imagine the future, and to decide on new ways to address global challenges – to truly define the ‘world we want,’ and at the UN we need to make such a vision a reality,” Mr. Jeremic said.In December, the Assembly passed a resolution outlining a series of steps to implement other aspects of the Rio+20 outcome document, including preparations for the establishment of a new high-level political forum, advancing action on the 10-year programme for promoting more sustainable patterns of consumption and production, and implementing steps to develop a sustainable development financing strategy, among others. read more

Mali Security Council urges parties to adopt timeline for implementing peace agreement

In a press statement, the Council welcomed the signing on 20 September 2017 by the Plateforme and Coordination armed groups of a series of commitments, including an immediate, comprehensive and definitive cessation of hostilities, calling on the armed groups to strictly adhere to this commitment. The 15-member body underscored the pressing need to deliver tangible and visible peace dividends to the population in the country’s north and elsewhere to keep the momentum of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, signed in 2015. The Council expressed its intention to dedicate a specific focus of its upcoming visit to the Sahel region to the implementation of the Agreement. The Council urged all parties to comply with their obligations under applicable international law and to bring an end to all human rights violations and abuses, and encouraged the Government to continue its efforts to combat impunity, with the support of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Expressing a concern about the security situation in Mali and the threat posed by terrorism and transnational organized crime in the Sahel region, the Council underlined that the efforts by the force of the Group of Five for the Sahel States to counter the activities of terrorist groups and other organized criminal groups will contribute to create a more secure environment in the region and help MINUSMA fulfil its mandate to stabilize the country. read more

£5 million scheme to reduce bus emissions

Government has announced a £5 million initiative, called the Clean Bus Technology Fund, which will allow local authorities across England to upgrade their buses to use greener technologies. The announcement comes just eight days after the Department for Transport (DfT) announced £12 million funding for 213 new low carbon buses.The scheme, announced today by the Local Transport Minister, Norman Baker, will allow authorities to improve their current fleet of buses by retrofitting more efficient engines, exhaust after-treatments and hybrid or alternative fuel conversions. Each authority is able to bid for grants of up to £1 million to, which will be used to upgrade the technology used on routes where the air quality does not currently meet European standards.Norman Baker said, “Improving air quality is important for the coalition government. This £5 million scheme will help clean up emissions from older buses in some of our most polluted urban areas.“It will lead to real improvements in air quality on some of our more polluted streets, as well as helping stimulate jobs and growth in the bus and retrofit industries. In addition it will give British companies the opportunity to market new technologies to overseas bus operators and governments.”Today’s announcement also follows a £5 million DfT grant, match funded by the Mayor of London, to carry out upgrades to 900 older London buses that operate on routes with some of the worst air quality.More information on the DfT Clean Bus Technology Fund can be found here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Google celebrates 13th birthday with Google Doodle birthday party photo

first_imgGoogle is turning 13 years old today. As the company says goodbye to its childhood and enters its formative teen years, it’s hard to remember what life was like without Google.As with other major events, like deaths, birthdays, and important dates in history, Google has posted a celebratory Google Doodle showing the Google logo at its 13th birthday party. The image looks like something you’d see out of your own photo album of your 13th birthday: homey, simple, and with lots of colorful balloons and streamers. Google is known for making elaborate and interactive doodles, but the one it chose for its own birthday is uncomplicated and charming.Google was incorporated on Sept. 4, 1998 by Stanford University PhD candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin who had been working on the search engine since 1996. Google’s mission from the get-go was “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Google now has dipped its toes in just about every pool: Email (Gmail) maps (Google Maps, Street View, Google Earth), mobile operating system (Android,) mobile payment system (Google Wallet), and social networking (Google+), to name a few.The word “Google” is commonly used today, and was even added as a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary back in 2006, but few of us know where the name Google even comes from. The duo chose the name Google as a play on the word “googol,” which represents the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.The company now has almost 30,000 employees and is reported to have achieved $9.03 billion in revenue during its last quarter (32% up on last year). Clearly, Google has come a long way from its early childhood. Happy Birthday, Google!Watch the video below to see all of Google’s birthday doodles starting in 2002 when the company was only four years old.last_img read more

An incredible talent Tributes paid to rising star Lyra McKee journalist shot

first_imgWe are all poor for the loss of Lyra. Our hopes and dreams and all of her amazing potential was snuffed out by a single barbaric act. By Stephen McDermott Source: Michelle O’Neill/Twitter My heart goes out to the family of the young woman shot dead by so-called dissidents. This was an attack on the community, an attack on the peace process and an attack on the Good Friday Agreement. I appeal for calm and for anyone with information to bring it to the PSNI https://t.co/m8O43RkuRI— Michelle O’Neill (@moneillsf) April 19, 2019 TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to Lyra McKee, the 29 year-old journalist shot dead during rioting in Derry.PSNI have launched a murder investigation following her killing in the Fanad Drive area of Creggan last night.They believe the shooting, which followed searches of a number of properties in the area, was carried out by a dissident republican and are appealing for witnesses.Speaking to the media, her partner Sara Canning said: 50,826 Views Friday 19 Apr 2019, 8:25 AM Share Tweet Email Lyra’s death must not be in vain because her life was a shining light in everyone else’s life, and her legacy will live on in the light that she has left behind.Father Joseph Gormley told BBC Radio Foyle that Lyra’s partner and family were “heartbroken” and described the moment that he met them in hospital last night.“They just thought it was somebody else, they really thought it had to be somebody else, [that] it wasn’t Lyra. But unfortunately it was,” he said.Gormley also condemned those responsible for the killing and said the community would stand beside Lyra’s family in the coming days and weeks.“I would love if those people who had fired those shots came over and saw what they did last night,” he said.“If they came over and saw that scene of a young woman and her family… This is their Good Friday, and we have to stand beside them on this terrible cross that has been visited on them by such an evil, evil act.”‘Rising star’At the time of her death, Lyra was working on two books: Angels with Blue Faces, to be published this year with Excalibur Press, and The Lost Boys to be published by Faber, who described her as a “rising star”, next year.She also appeared in Forbes magazine’s European edition of ’30 under 30′ when she was 25; the magazine said it was Lyra’s “passion… to dig into topics that others don’t care about”.Paying tribute, President Michael D Higgins described Lyra as a “woman of talent and commitment” and extended his sympathies to those close to her.“Sabina and I send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends and to all those who knew her and worked with her,” he said.Matthew Hughes, who described Lyra as one of his closest friends, said he was devastated by the news.“She was my mentor. She was a groomswoman at my wedding. I can’t imagine life without her, and yet now I must. I’m devastated,” he wrote on Twitter.The Irish secretary of the National Union of Journalists, Seamus Dooley described Lyra’s death as “a loss to journalism” and said it was “a dark day”. The senseless murder of Lyra McKee has left a family without a beloved daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a great aunt, has left so many friends without their confident, victims in the LGBTQIA community are left without a tireless advocate and activist, and it has left me without the love of my life, the woman I was planning to grow old with. This cannot stand. Source: Séamus Dooley/TwitterIn a statement issued later this afternoon, Dooley called Lyra a journalist of “courage, style and integrity”.“She was a woman of great commitment and passion,” he said.“I have no doubt that it was that commitment which led to her presence on the streets of the Creggan last night, observing a riot situation in the city.”NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet also paid tribute to Lyra, calling her death “a major loss to journalism”.“A young, vibrant life has been destroyed in a senseless act of violence,” she said.“Our thoughts are with her partner, family and many friends and colleagues. A bright light has been quenched and that plunges all of us in to darkness.”SolidarityTaoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney also expressed their sympathies to Lyra’s loved ones.“I would like to express my sincere condolences to Lyra’s family, her partner Sara and her friends,” Varadkar said.“Our solidarity also goes out to the people of Derry and to the entire journalism community.”Meanwhile, Coveney called on anyone with information about Lyra’s death to report it to the PSNI.“The news from Derry is shocking and tragic…There is no justification for this tragic loss of life and I call on those intent on violence and disturbances to stop,” he said in a statement.Lyra’s death was also condemned across the political divide in Northern Ireland.Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said her heart went out to the 29 year-old’s family and condemned those responsible for her killing.“I am shocked and saddened at the tragic news that a young woman has been shot dead by so-called dissidents in the Creggan estate tonight,” she said in a statement.“My first thoughts and that of my party are with the family of the woman killed. This is a senseless loss of life.” Apr 19th 2019, 8:25 AM ‘An incredible talent’: Tributes paid to ‘rising star’ Lyra McKee, journalist shot dead during rioting in Derry PSNI have launched a murder investigation following the 29 year-old’s killing. Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4599716 SDLP leader Colum Eastwood also extended his thoughts to Lyra’s family, saying they were experiencing an “unthinkable loss” in the most heartbreaking circumstances.“We have all lost an incredible young talent,” he said.“She had a passionate thirst for the truth and for telling the stories of people who had been forgotten or abandoned.”DUP leader Arlene Foster also condemned the killing, which she described as “heartbreaking”.Meanwhile, Assistant Chief Constable for District Policing Mark Hamilton described Lyra’s death as an attack on the people of Derry.“It has had horrendous consequences, and will affect people for many years,” he said.British Prime Minister Theresa May called Lyra’s killing “shocking and senseless”, and paid tribute to the 29 year-old as “a journalist who died doing her job with courage”.Additional reporting by Nicky Ryan 44 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Turn Any Helmet Into a Smart Helmet With Ahead

first_img Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket Stay on target Whether you’re cycling to work, tearing up the half-pipe, or operating heavy machinery, Ahead keeps you connected and safe.The wearable gadget snaps onto any helmet and syncs with a smartphone so you can make calls, listen to music, talk to Siri, get directions, and track activity with the touch of a button.“When you’re moving fast, headphones are dangerous and holding a phone is impossible,” maker Analogue Plus said. “Ahead keeps your ears open so you can tune into your music, phone calls or navigation without tuning out the world.”via KickstarterEarly bird customers can pre-order the palm-sized device in blue, white, or black for $89; each specially packaged box comes with three mounts: Velcro strap and curved for helmets, and flat for smooth surfaces at home or the office. The New York-based startup promises innovative technology like a built-in oscillator, which uses vibrations to pass sound directly into your helmet. Slap Ahead onto any head protector—open, closed, padded or not—to clearly hear music, conversations, route guidance, etc.Plus, Clear Voice Capture (i.e. two narrow-angle mics) pick up your voice, even with distractions like wind noise and city sounds.Weighing in at just 63 grams, Ahead is lighter than a wristwatch and fits easily in your hand, pocket, or backpack. The companion mobile app, meanwhile, lets users customize the wearable’s buttons and settings.via Kickstarter“We originally developed Ahead to allow construction workers to communicate safely and seamlessly on job sites,” the company’s Kickstarter page said. “Ahead supports the push-to-talk standards that many construction pros already use on their phones.”Boasting a battery life of three days on standby or eight hours with regular use, the gadget takes 1.5 hours to recharge and can be used as a speaker when plugged in.“It’s also built to high durability IP45 standards, so it can stand up against splashes and sharp objects,” according to Analogue Plus.The project has already earned more than $45,745 from 311 backers; Ahead has 25 days to reach its $50,000 all-or-nothing goal.last_img read more

WWE attendance figures (11/4-11/10, UK tour, TV tapings)

first_img Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Impact Wrestling announces TV tapings for Las Vegas at Sam’s Town Casino in November Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Pinterest Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Seth Rollins Twitter Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 WWE attendance figures from November 4 to November 10, 2015.* 11/4 live event in Dublin, Ireland: 8,500 fans.* 11/5 NXT live event in Lakeland, Florida: 275 fans.* 11/5 live event in Cardiff, Wales: 4,500 fans (sellout).* 11/5 live event in Glasgow, Scotland: 10,500 fans.* 11/6 live event in London, England: 8,400 fans.* 11/6 live event in Barcelona, Spain: 12,300 fans (sellout).* 11/7 live event in Leeds, England: 8,000 fans.* 11/7 live event in Madrid, Spain: 15,000 fans (sellout).* 11/8 live event in Birmingham, England: 10,500 fans.* 11/8 live event in Liverpool, England: 8,000 fans.* 11/9 RAW TV tapings in Manchester, England: 11,500 fans (sellout).* 11/10 Smackdown TV tapings in Manchester, England: 6,000 fans.* 11/10 live event in Belfast, Northern Ireland: 6,500 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles WhatsApp Impact reportedly returning to New York City for TV tapings this November Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Scientists listen in on volcano’s inner workings

first_imgScientists have been listening to Mount St. Helens for decades, and yet the rumbling volcano still holds many secrets about its subterranean activities. However, a recent experiment using a new generation of highly sensitive seismometers might reveal more about what’s happening beneath the surface.Last month, a team of seismologists from the USGS-Cascades Volcano Observatory, University of New Mexico, University of Oregon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cornell and Northwestern universities placed 140 temporary seismometers around the Loowit Trail, which circumambulates the volcano, at the lava dome that erupted in 2004 until 2008, the lava dome that erupted in 1980 until 1986, and the 1980 crater floor.“That’s the area we’d like to focus on to understand better the structure of the volcano there and the different processes in the new dome and the old dome,” said Wes Thelen, a seismologist with the USGS-Cascades Volcano Observatory.Mount St. Helens, already one of the world’s the most studied volcanos, is now host to the largest number of seismometers ever placed on a U.S. volcano.Scientists hope that after sitting on the volcano and collecting data for about a month the seismometers will gather details about small-magnitude earthquakes and offer insights on the shallow plumbing network beneath the surface.last_img read more

Klineline Pond levels of E. coli elevated

first_imgKlineline Pond is the latest Clark County body of water to be hit with warning signs from the Clark County Health Department, after a testing sample returned with elevated levels of E. coli.Last Friday, Battle Ground Lake posted warning signs because it might be a source of two cases of shigellosis bacteria. On Monday, Vancouver Lake was given warning signs for a possible bloom of cyanobacteria, a blue-green toxic algae, that has prompted a delay of this weekend’s planned Row for the Cure event.Klineline Pond was flagged Tuesday after one of five pond test samples came back with elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. The other four samples came back with bacteria levels within acceptable water quality standards, according to a department press release. The samples were collected Monday.E. coli bacteria can cause serious gastrointestinal illness if the water is swallowed.“One of the best ways to reduce the spread of E.coli in swimming areas is to ensure that children who are not potty trained stay out of the water,” Clark County Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said in a press release. “Swim diapers are not reliable, and we discourage their use.”Salmon Creek Regional Park and the splash pad remain open to the public. Water in the restrooms and shelters isn’t affected by the pond water and remains safe to drink, the press release stated.last_img read more