Now that the strong gusty winds, rain and even wet snow are gone, we still have to deal with coastal flooding. Strong northerly winds will keep tides from reaching major flooding status. But high astronomical high tides due to the full moon and a slow moving Nor’easter will keep the threat of minor to moderate flooding for both high tides on Saturday and possible Sunday.The good news is that Saturday will be dry and not as windy. Northerly winds will be sustained in the 20s with gusts to around 40 mph. Temperatures will climb back into the 40s during the day but it will still feel much colder with the stiff breeze.Forecast High Temperatures For Saturday.Peak Gust Forecast For Saturday.The highest tide will be Saturday morning as peak levels will potentially reach around 6.5 ft which is just above moderate flood stage. To be safe make sure your vehicles are not in the usual flood prone areas.Sunday will be dry and chilly but still breezy. We will drop another notch in the wind category with sustained winds near 20 mph with gusts to near 30 mph.Forecast Highs On Sunday.Tides on Sunday morning are expected to reach minor flood stage and possibly again Sunday evening.
The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) will be presenting the IADC Young Author Award 2017 at the CEDA Dredging Days, which will take place on 9-10 November, 2017 at Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands.The IADC Young Author Award is aimed at stimulating the promotion of new ideas and to encourage young people working in the dredging industry and related fields.Each year at selected conferences, IADC grants this award for the best paper written by authors younger than 35 years of age.In 2016, Lucas Silveira, manager of Coastal & Ports Engineering of CB&I, a Brazilian consultancy firm, won the IADC Young Author Award at the PIANC-COPEDEC IX conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.It was titled “Integrated Method for the Development of Optimal Channel Dredging Project – Case Study: Terminal Portuário do Mearim”.
According to Ahmedu: “Yesterday we lost former Nigerian National Under-17 and Under-20 goalkeeper, John Felagha. John, a staff of Aspire Academy, passed away in Saly, Senegal. “The 26 year old John was an amiable guy and very much loved by all. He was among the first set of Nigerians selected for the Aspire Football Dreams Project and after five years at the Academy where he excelled, played professional football at KAS Eupen in the Belgium Jupiter League. read also:Former Golden Eaglets goaltender Felagha is dead “John was Nigeria’s No 2 Goalkeeper at the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup hosted by Nigeria where Nigeria reached the Finals and was also on the National U20 teams to the next African Under-20 Championship and World Cup thereafter. “He ended his pro career due to injury and until his death was a goalkeeper Coach at the Aspire Academy. He is survived by sisters and uncles. Burial arrangements will be announced in conjunction with the family later. Adieu, John Felegha! You will be missed greatly. May you rest in peace in the bossom of the Lord,” Ahmedu stated. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and Aspire Football Academy director in Nigeria, retd Colonel Sam Ahmedu, have yet to recover from the shocking exit of former Golden Eaglets and Under-20 goalkeeper, John Felagha. Ex-Flying Eagles goalkeeper died in Senegal on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation. He was aged 26. NFF expressed condolence with the family of the late player in a tweet on Monday. The federation expressed its condolences with the family of the late player. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” In the same vein, Sam Ahmedu on his Facebook account expressed sadness about the death of the former international. Promoted Content5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow MovieThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneStunning Wedding Outfits From All Around The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?
Megan McCormick / The Badger HeraldSomething about Senior Day just doesn’t feel right.The notion of honoring players who are indeed playing their last games in front of the home crowd is honorable and perhaps even necessary, but what about those conference tournaments and that shindig the NCAA puts on each March?Depending who you ask, “legacy” talk is one of the most tired and overindulged in sports. But for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson will be playing their final games in the Kohl Center Sunday afternoon against Illinois, ushering in the conclusions to two wildly different but nonetheless interesting careers at UW.Start with Taylor. After ending his high school career at Benilde-St. Margaret’s by averaging 22.3 points and 7.1 assists per game, as well as being named the 2008 Minnesota Mr. Basketball, Taylor crossed enemy lines and accepted a scholarship at Wisconsin.He appeared in all 33 games his freshman season, averaging 13.2 minutes of playing time and scoring 1.6 points per game. Taylor’s sophomore season saw him start 17 of the Badgers’ 33 games behind point guard Trevon Hughes, and his averages rose to 29.5 minutes, 10.0 points and 3.6 assists per game.Once Hughes graduated following Taylor’s sophomore season, the Bloomington, Minn., native became a key contributor alongside Jon Leuer and Keaton Nankivil. In his junior year, Taylor bloomed into a star, averaging 18.1 points and 4.7 assists per game in 36.5 minutes per game.He also developed a penchant for thriving in huge moments, sending a raucous flock of Badger fans storming onto the Kohl Center court after he scored 27 points (21 of which came in the second half) in Wisconsin’s 71-67 upset of then-No. 1, then-undefeated Ohio State. The Buckeyes led by as many as 15 points – with 13 minutes remaining in the game, no less – before Taylor set forth his signature Superman performance, having a hand (by way of scoring or dishing out an assist) in 34 of the Badgers’ final 39 points.Six days earlier, Taylor had scored 30 points in an 82-56 thrashing of Michigan State. Nearly a month later, he put down 39 points in a 77-67 road victory at Indiana. The Badgers ultimately petered out in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament against Butler, but Taylor’s legacy as an all-time UW great was forged.The question remains, though, how “great” is that legacy?This season, Taylor’s numbers are down from last year in nearly every regard – points, assists, rebounds and all 3-point shooting percentages. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound point guard is also averaging slightly more turnovers per game (1.6, up from 1.2).But last year, Taylor had Leuer (currently averaging 5.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in just 13.4 minutes of playing time per game for the Milwaukee Bucks) and Nankivil (playing in Germany) at his side, co-anchoring this team. This year? Ryan Evans and Jared Berggren have had nice breakout seasons as frontcourt starters, and Josh Gasser continues to be a reliable shooting guard, but the new starting five hasn’t come close to replicating the production of Leuer (18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game) and Nankivil (9.7 and 4.2).Collectively, these facts and statistics muddy the perception of Taylor’s legacy more than they elucidate it. Simply put, Taylor has done less with less this season, though he has kept his team – and there is no doubt that it is his team – close to last season’s record (UW finished 23-7 overall and 13-5 in Big Ten play last year; entering Sunday, this year’s Badger team is 22-8 and 11-6, respectively).Wilson’s UW career, meanwhile, takes significantly fewer words to recount, though it remains just as up-for-grabs as Taylor’s. After graduating from Garfield Heights High School as a second-team All-Ohio selection by The Columbus Dispatch and averaging 18 points per game in his senior year – Scout.com also had him pegged as a 4-star recruit, 25th among the 2008 class of shooting guards – Wilson committed to Wisconsin.Wilson played in a combined 58 games his first two seasons, though he didn’t start any and averaged just 2.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 9.2 minutes per game. However, his sophomore season totals (3.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 12.2 minutes) were all nearly double those of his freshman campaign, indicating an upward trend toward becoming a potentially solid role player.Last season, though, Wilson played only 7.2 minutes per game and averaged just 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. This year, he’s back up to 10.2 minutes, and scores 2.9 points and grabs 1.3 rebounds per game.More importantly, Wilson’s been one of the Badgers’ most valuable contributors off the bench lately. After being held scoreless in three of UW’s first four games in February, Wilson scored 11, nine and four points in the last three, respectively. Those 11 were critical in keeping Wisconsin close at Iowa Feb. 23, though the Badgers ultimately fell 67-66. Wilson’s nine were even more important in allowing Wisconsin to pull out a road upset at Ohio State three days later in a back-and-forth affair.When the Fighting Illini invade the Kohl Center Sunday afternoon seeking revenge for the 67-63 win Wisconsin pulled out at Illinois Jan. 22, Wilson figures to continue seeing more minutes on the floor. Since gaining 17 minutes against Iowa, he played 21 at Ohio State and 12 against Minnesota.Taylor, of course, will also factor heavily in determining whether UW enters the Big Ten Tournament riding a three-game winning streak.Individually, however, both Wisconsin’s star point guard and its unheralded role player have more at stake. The duo really couldn’t be more humble, so it will likely keep their focus team-centric as March begins.But make no mistake – lying at the end of the final month of the college basketball season are the final chapters to the UW careers of both players.A solid showing, if not more, at the Big Ten Tournament will kickstart plenty of “legacy” talk.A deep NCAA Tournament run? Who knows how we’ll view Taylor and Wilson once it’s all over.Mike is a senior majoring in journalism. How do you think Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson will be remembered as Badgers? Let him know on Twitter @mikefiammetta.
Sumner Newscow report â€” The fourth day of Kansas Wheat Festival brought out the runners, the dog washers, the classic car showers, the tractor pullers, sidewalk chalking, and, of course, the carnival riders. For all the photos by Amber Schmitz and Tracy McCue of Saturday’s events, click on our photo gallery here.Carnival brought out the smiles of the young and young at heart.Wellington Humane Society made the dog population a lot cleaner.Classic Cars galore at the Wheat Festival show.One can never have too many cotton candies.Tractor pulling in Wellington.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Scientists want to copy animal skills. The new science of biomimetics is on a roll (11/30/2010), looking to living things for design inspiration. Here are a few of the latest organisms giving inventors and engineers goose bumps.Bird gloss: Ravens have what scientists at the University of Akron in Ohio want: glossy materials. Nevermore shall ravens be despised members of the bird order; according to PhysOrg, their feathers have thin layers that cause light interference, producing a sheen that glistens even though the surface is rough. That could be useful to inventors needing a glossy look for materials that cannot be polished.Honeybee aerobatics: By imitating the optical flow of honeybee eyes, researchers at the University of Queensland are inventing plane navigation systems that can perform complex maneuvers, PhysOrg reported.Fly navigation: With help from the Air Force, Caltech scientists, similarly, are studying fly vision to learn better flight attitude control. It would be enough to improve flight stabilization and navigation from our tiny winged neighbors; “However, with a tiny brain they are able to perform a variety of tasks such as finding food and mates despite changing light levels, wind gusts, wing damage, and so on.”Bird-o-soar: Soaring is better than flapping, reported PhysOrg. Researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem are equipping birds with transmitters to learn more about their flight efficiency. They are finding that small birds benefit from gliding as much as large birds.Bacterial biofuel: A subset of biomimetics is employing organisms directly. Science Daily said that scientists at Concordia University are trying to engineer Lactobacillus lactis, the organism that helps make cheese from milk, into a workhorse “to transform plant material into biofuels or other chemicals.”Bacterial sensors: Scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are recruiting bacteria to test water quality. According to Science Daily, their “revolutionary Swimming Behavioral Spectrophotometer (SBS) … employs one-celled protozoa to detect toxins in water sources.” The contraption, which monitors the swimming ability of the germs as indicators of water quality, could some day monitor all the drinking water in the world, with instantaneous feedback and continuous response. The Department of Defense is very interested. Butterfly medic: “Butterfly-Inspired Patch May Alert Soldiers to Brain Injury” reads a headline on Live Science, describing how “A color-changing patch modeled after the iridescent wings of butterflies could give soldiers a heads-up on the severity of injuries sustained on the battlefield,” thanks to work at the University of Pennsylvania.Silk drop control: Remember how spider webs collect dew by causing water droplets to bead up due to the nature of the proteins in the silk? (see 02/04/2010). Nature reported that Chinese scientists are trying to imitate this trick with synthetic silks.Earthworm biohazard sensors: Why build electronic sensors to detect hazmat (hazardous materials), when earthworms can be hired to do it? Science Daily reported that researchers in Venezuela and Argentina are studying the “viability of using earthworms to process hazardous material containing high concentrations of heavy metal for the bioremediation of old industrial sites, landfill and other potentially hazardous areas.” This offers an “alternative to complex and costly industrial cleanup methods, the team suggests.”Neuron computers: Live Science reported how researchers at Boston University are bringing the world closer to silicon-free computers that use memristors, which “behave like neurons in many ways,” toward new digital brains.Bacterial computers: Imagine being able to program bacteria to act as logic circuits for organic computers. That’s what researchers at the University of California at San Francisco are counting on, according to Science Daily.Ant computers: How do ants solve puzzles so well? They can always find the shortest route to a target, even when a barrier is put in the way. Scientists at the University of Sydney are curious, so they have built mazes to learn how the “humble ant is capable of solving difficult mathematical problems.” The headline reads, “Next generation of algorithms inspired by problem-solving ants.” Supercomputer programmers who humble themselves like the ant might learn how to adapt to changing conditions and barriers, both by exploratory behavior and signals left in the path, such as the pheromone molecules that help ants remember previous trials without backtracking. One team member commented, “Even simple mass-recruiting ants have much more complex and labile problem solving skills than we ever thought.”Viral batteries: “Viruses have a bad rep–and rightly so,” began an article on PhysOrg, but researchers at the University of Maryland are “turning the tables, harnessing and exploiting the ‘self-renewing’ and ‘self-assembling’properties of viruses for a higher purpose: to build a new generation of small, powerful and highly efficient batteries and fuel cells.”Starfish medical breakthrough: Watch a video at BBC News to learn how asthma, hay fever and arthritis may get new effective treatments, thanks to starfish. Imitating the slimy goo on starfish surfaces could help reduce inflammation on blood vessels, researchers at King’s College London said. “The starfish have effectively done a lot of the hard work for us.” This is just one example of promises from sea creatures. The article said that scientists envision an “underwater pharmacy” of useful medical products coming from organisms as diverse as sea cucumbers and seaweed. “Some of the most widespread, widely used medicines come from nature,” said David Hughes, an ecologist from the Scottish Association for Marine Science. “Penicillin is a mould that grows on bread, aspirin comes from willow trees, so it’s not too surprising turning to nature to find useful drugs. But we’ve only very recently begun to look to the sea for a useful source of medicines.” The huge diversity of life in the oceans that cover nearly 3/4 of the earth’s surface promises a vast research area for years to come.Bones and cones: From the spiral cones of molluscs to the bones and teeth of vertebrates, biominerals form a variety of lightweight yet tough materials. Science Daily discussed how researchers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center are studying “nature’s ability to form complex structures, such as bones, teeth and mollusk shells, from peptides.” This could lead to breakthroughs in “bone replacement, sensing systems, efficient energy generation and treatment of diseases.”Very few of these articles mentioned evolution. Of those that did, evolution was a side dish, not the entree. In the raven feather article (bullet 1 above), for instance, the suggestion was made that the peculiar feather structure “may represent an evolutionarily intermediate step between matte and iridescent colors,” and in the starfish story (bullet 14), Clive Page at King’s College London injected purpose and design into a Darwinian answer by saying, “The starfish is effectively providing us with something that is giving is different leads: it has had billions of years in evolution to come up with molecules that do specific things.”Go biomimetics! The biomimicry revolution is making science fun again. Reporters and scientists who are tired of Darwin, this is a way for you to get out of the kingdom of the DODOs (Darwin only, Darwin only) without jeopardizing your career. Just study the living subject and apply it to real world problems. Storytelling about “billions of years in evolution” is superfluous and will not be missed. Parents and teachers: consider inspiring your precocious students’ next science project with biomimetics. It could be a first-prize winner and open up a young person’s mind to an exciting, productive career that could improve human life and health without harming the environment.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The difference in results isn’t the real difference. The real difference is found somewhere else, the last place you’ll look. Maybe the one place you don’t want to look.You won’t find the difference “out there,” no matter how long you search and no matter how well. Time spent searching “out there” is time spent away from where you will find the difference.There are charlatans and con artists who will tell you they know where to find the difference. For a fee, they can show you how to find the difference. They cannot, however, tell you why they aren’t focusing their time and energy on finding the difference themselves. To tell you that would betray their real intentions.When you find someone who has found the difference, they will very happily tell you what they did to find it for themselves. When asked, they share with you the recipe that worked for them, knowing that the difference isn’t something that can ever be depleted by sharing it with others, it being a beneficial to share with others. Your ears may not like what they hear and so resist what they hear.Much of the time, you will have to prod those who have found the difference to tell you what they believe, why they searched for the difference and what it meant to them when they first starting to possess it. Some part of what they tell you will clash with your deepest and longest held beliefs. You won’t want to believe what you hear, and you’ll wish that the charlatans and carnival barker’s recipe was enough to help you capture the difference. But something inside you will find what you hear as truth.When you are ready to take on the beliefs and the mindset of those who have found the difference, your beliefs will start change, little by little at first, and then all at once. Soon after, you start to take actions in line with the beliefs until, some time later, they are what you do without resistance and without thinking about it.If these words don’t reach you, it may not be time. If they do, then you know you have found your answer. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now