The Liberia Athletics Federation has released the calendar of activities for this year’s World Athletics Day celebration, which will take place on Friday, May 23, 2014 in Upper Caldwell, Montserrado County with the theme “Athletics for a Better World”.According to a release from the LAF Secretariat, six schools will take part in the day-long events. The schools are Samuka Town Public School, Upper Caldwell Community School, Elizabeth Tubman Memorial Institute, Bright Foundation School, St. James Elementary School and Reggie Thomas AcademyThe release said each school will be represented by sixteen athletes, with eight boys and eight girls in separate age range. Group one will consist of athletes in the Kid Athletics category from age 7 – 12; four boys and four girls and Group two Youth category, age 13 – 15, four boys and four girls.A total of 96 youths and kid athletes with a composition of 48 in each group are expected to feature in the 2014 World Athletics Day celebration.The LAF release further said that there will be six stations in the in the Kids Athletics Exhibition in the following events; Formula 1, Sprint and Hurdle, Overhead Back Throw, Kids Javelin, Skipping Rope, and Long Pole Jump. The Youth Competition will feature events such as 50m. 50m Hurdles, 1000m, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put, Javelin, and Relay 4 x 50 m.This year’s celebration will bring together hundreds of residents of the Township of Caldwell.This year marks the 19th Edition of the WAD Celebration of which over 123 IAAF member Federations will be celebrating.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Tyrann Mathieu, the former LSU star cornerback, says his arrest for possession of marijuana in October was a strong wake-up call about his future.“Sitting in that jail cell, it clicked,” Mathieu told ESPN’s Joe Schad this week. “Looking at those people, just staring at me. ‘You don’t belong in here.’ They wanted to come through the jail cell and get me. I’m scared now. Because it’s reality now. I don’t ever want to feel like this again. I’m not going to feel like this again.”Mathieu was arrested along with three other former LSU football players, including former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson. Before his arrest, Mathieu was dismissed from the team by Tigers coach Les Miles in August for a failed drug test.Mathieu, who was a 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist, said he became heavily dependent on marijuana after the Tigers 21-0 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in last year’s BCS championship game.Playing the Crimson Tide in his hometown of New Orleans was a little too much for Mathieu to handle.“And it really took me out of my preparation for the game,” Mathieu said. “I didn’t give up a touchdown, but I gave up four or five passes. Passes when I knew they were going to run that route. I mean, I knew they were going to run that route. But I didn’t prepare myself. I was worried about everything outside the game.”But Mathieu admits that if he could re-live that BCS championship period, he would handle things differently. He says that he would have remained in his hotel room and turned off his cell phone.When Mathieu received the news that he had been kicked off the team, he was crushed.“Devastating,” the emotional Mathieu said. “It’s all I had. Football. And to think back on it … for the BCS game, I abused myself.”Mathieu admits that Miles and Tigers head trainer Shelly Mullenix did everything possible to help kick his addiction to marijuana, but he ended up failing them and the school.“I had to accept the responsibility that I was never going to play for LSU again,” Mathieu said. “The only school that believed in me. And I didn’t even believe in them. I felt I was a loyalty person. Looking back, I didn’t know anything about loyalty. I could talk it, but you know, walking it, was a whole different thing. And when you realize you’re not loyal, that’s what hurts the most. When you realize you lied to people, that’s what hurts the most.”Marijuana provided an escape for Mathieu when it came to problems on and off the field.“I’d tell the world I abused myself though marijuana,” Mathieu said. “I abused myself through marijuana. Was I addicted to it? Maybe. Did I form a habit of it? Yes.”After Mathieu was forced to deal with the consequences of drug abuse, he re-enrolled at LSU and paid for his education. People close to Mathieu advised him to transfer and play lower-division football, but he did not.Mathieu is adamant that he has given up marijuana by going to rehab and counseling. He says he has removed the negative influences from his inner circle.He has declared for the 2013 NFL draft and has been training in south Florida with Patrick Peterson, Sr., the father of his former Tiger teammate and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson.With difficult questions looming at the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine, Mathieu understands that he must be on his best behavior.“I know my mistakes throw red flags up. But I want people to trust me. When I get back on that field, I don’t want to get off. I don’t ever want to leave this game again.”
Posted: June 19, 2019 June 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom OCEANSIDE ( KUSI ) – A possible arson fire scorched about an acre Wednesday on the outskirts of Mission San Luis Rey, spreading onto the grounds of a cemetery at the landmark 19th century church complex but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.The blaze erupted near the intersection of state Route 76 and Rancho del Oro Drive shortly before noon, according to the Oceanside Fire Department.It took firefighters about 15 minutes to fully extinguish the flames, OFD Battalion Chief Scott Stein said.A man found near the origin point of the blaze was taken into custody on suspicion of igniting it, Oceanside police Lt. Kedrick Sadler said.The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was still being questioned in the late afternoon, the lieutenant said.The cause of the fire was under investigation, Stein said. KUSI Newsroom, Alleged arson fire spreads onto cemetery at Mission San Luis Rey Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
RCB’s over-reliance on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers hampered their performance in IPL 2018.IANSFormer England captain Michael Vaughan has backed Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore to win this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).The Challengers have gone to make several changes to their squad during the last auction. The Indian Premier League franchise from Bangalore has never won the domestic T20 tournament since it’s inception in 2008. Michael Vaughan has still backed RCB to go on to win the IPL 2019.”IPL soon … @RCBTweets to win it this year me thinks … Looking forward to working with @cricbuzz again … #India #Mumbai,” tweeted Michael Vaughan.Royal Challengers Bangalore have the squad depth to go on to clinch their first IPL title later this year. They will kick start the new season with a clash against their South Indian rivals Chennai Super Kings in the opener of this season’s IPL on 23 March in Chennai.Meanwhile, KL Rahul has given out the details as to how Virat Kohli received him when he was picked up by RCB in 2016. From the last season, he is representing the Kings XI Punjab.”The day when I went to sign my RCB contract papers is my next great memory. I thought it would just me signing the papers with some manager,” Rahul told Red Bull, as reported by Times Now.”But I remember I walked into the room and there was a full team meeting with the directors; Virat Kohli was also sitting there. I walked into the room like I was the coolest person there but suddenly I saw everyone and thought, “What have I walked into?” The contract is about 20-30 pages so it took me a while to go through it.”After that Virat came to me, put an arm around my shoulder and said, ‘Welcome to the team. We are going to have a blast.’ That was a big moment for me and also the start of my first IPL season so I think of all the cricketers I played with then; Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Zaheer Khan, and everyone else. Just getting to hang out with all of them is what I remember fondly.Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019:Virat Kohli (captainAB de VilliersColin de GrandhommeKulwant KhejroliyaMoeen AliMd. SirajNathan Coulter-NileParthiv PatelNavdeep SainiTim SoutheeUmesh YadavWashington SundarPawan NegiYuzvendra ChahalMarcus StoinisShivam DubePrayas Ray BarmanShimron HetmyerAkshdeep NathHimmat SinghMilind KumarHeinrich KlaasenGurkeerat Singh MannDevdutt Padikkal
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In order for life to have existed on Mars (or if it still does in a place we have not found yet) it would have to have an energy source of some kind. Prior research has suggested such a source might be nitrogen, the same energy source for most plants here on Earth—a recent report by researchers studying data from Curiosity rover, describes nitrates found in the soil. In this new effort, King takes a different approach, he believes that carbon monoxide may hold the key to life on Mars.King took soil samples from three places here on Earth that have very dry climates and very salty soil, the Atacama desert in Chili, the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and a part of the big island in Hawaii. In studying the samples, he found that the soil did indeed pull carbon monoxide out of the air and held onto it. He suggests the same process could occur on Mars, as its atmosphere has more carbon monoxide in it than does ours. He goes further to suggest that the mysterious, recurring slope lineae—dark streaks that change color seasonally on Mars, might be due to carbon monoxide being pulled into the soil. He believes that carbon monoxide could represent the missing piece in the search for life on Mars: the energy source. As evidence of the possibility, he points out two microbes (Halorubrum str. BV1 and Alkalilimnicola ehrlichii MLHE-1) that live on Earth that use carbon monoxide as an energy source, one of which has also been shown able to tolerate salt concentrations that are similar to those found in Martian soil.Unfortunately, there is no mechanism for testing King’s ideas, neither of the rovers on Mars has the equipment needed for that kind of test. He will have to wait until 2021, when NASA plans to send a probe to the Red planet that is capable of detecting microbes in the soil. Explore further Valles Marineris, Mars. Credit: NASA (Phys.org)—Gary King, a biologist at Louisiana State University has put forth the idea that if life did exist on Mars, it very possibly could have survived by using carbon monoxide. In his paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, he discusses his study of microbes in soil samples collected here on Earth that are able to pull in carbon monoxide and why it might relate to life on Mars. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences More information: Carbon monoxide as a metabolic energy source for extremely halophilic microbes: Implications for microbial activity in Mars regolith, Gary M. King, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424989112AbstractCarbon monoxide occurs at relatively high concentrations (≥800 parts per million) in Mars’ atmosphere, where it represents a potentially significant energy source that could fuel metabolism by a localized putative surface or near-surface microbiota. However, the plausibility of CO oxidation under conditions relevant for Mars in its past or at present has not been evaluated. Results from diverse terrestrial brines and saline soils provide the first documentation, to our knowledge, of active CO uptake at water potentials (−41 MPa to −117 MPa) that might occur in putative brines at recurrent slope lineae (RSL) on Mars. Results from two extremely halophilic isolates complement the field observations. Halorubrum str. BV1, isolated from the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah (to our knowledge, the first documented extremely halophilic CO-oxidizing member of the Euryarchaeota), consumed CO in a salt-saturated medium with a water potential of −39.6 MPa; activity was reduced by only 28% relative to activity at its optimum water potential of −11 MPa. A proteobacterial isolate from hypersaline Mono Lake, California, Alkalilimnicola ehrlichii MLHE-1, also oxidized CO at low water potentials (−19 MPa), at temperatures within ranges reported for RSL, and under oxic, suboxic (0.2% oxygen), and anoxic conditions (oxygen-free with nitrate). MLHE-1 was unaffected by magnesium perchlorate or low atmospheric pressure (10 mbar). These results collectively establish the potential for microbial CO oxidation under conditions that might obtain at local scales (e.g., RSL) on contemporary Mars and at larger spatial scales earlier in Mars’ history. Citation: Biologist suggests carbon monoxide as an energy source for microbes on Mars (2015, March 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-biologist-carbon-monoxide-energy-source.html Video: What makes carbon monoxide so deadly? © 2015 Phys.org
April 16, 2013Congratulations to the March 17. 2013 workshop participants upon their graduation:[from left] Chase McCain, Adrienne Elkin, Travis Shappell and Scott Neigut.
11Mar Rep. Canfield invites residents to March in-district office hours Rep. Ned Canfield invites residents of the 84th House District to attend his in-district office hours on Friday, March 25 at the Caro Area District Library, 840 W. Frank St. in Caro from 1:30-2:30 p.m.No appointment is necessary. Residents unable to attend office hours are encouraged to contact Rep. Canfield by phone at 517-373-0476, or by email at EdwardCanfield@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Canfield News,News
CuriosityStream, the factual subscription video-on-demand service created by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has joined the Sling TV OTT platform operated by Dish Network in the US.CuriosityStream can be purchased as a premium add-on channel with select services, and its 1,500 titles will be available in Sling TV’s on-demand library.Subscribers of Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling TV’s Spanish-language and international services will have access to CuriosityStream’s most popular content, including Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, David Attenborough’sLight On Earth, Deep Time History and The Celts: Blood, Iron & Sacrifice.Sling Orange subscribers and Sling Blue subscribers have access to a free preview of CuriosityStream already in their channel guide until December 13. CuriosityStream on Sling TV is being offered as a standalone channel with eligible services for US$6 per month. Sling subscribers can add CuriosityStream to their lineup by updating their account preferences at Sling.com.“We couldn’t be more thrilled to launch on Sling TV, America’s first live and on-demand television streaming service,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CuriosityStream’s chief distribution officer.“Sling TV’s elegant, user-friendly platform makes subscribing to CuriosityStream extraordinarily simple, and gives viewers the ultimate power in on-demand viewing.”