Binghamton University Students react to SUNY chancellors ‘uniform sanctions’

first_imgYou can read the original copy of the list here. The list provides specific consequences which include suspension, de-recognition, or even loss of scholarship if a student, athlete, or organization were to violate the rules. The letter comes at a time where coronavirus cases are on the rise in some parts of New York — like right here in Broome County. 12 News spoke with Binghamton Students to see their reactions to the news and check in with how they feel the university’s response has been in general. Binghamton University told 12 News, “we do hope the Chancellor’s policy helps to convey the seriousness of the responsibility we all share to follow COVID-19 safety standards.” VESTAL (WBNG) — Last week SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras sent out a comprehensive list of sanctions to all of the university’s presidents in an effort to have all SUNY schools on the same page when it comes to COVID-19 violations. While the list lays out punishments, it also states that everyone in the SUNY system is allowed due process.last_img read more

Crystal Palace secure approval for £20m academy redevelopment

first_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Crystal Palace have gained approval for their £20million academy redevelopment. The Eagles announced the plans for the redevelopment of the site, a couple of minutes down Copers Cope Road from the first team base, in October. Bromley Council’s decision – which went through by 12 votes to one – means the Eagles can take a big step towards earning Category One academy status and rival the other London clubs for the capital’s best young players, reports the London Evening Standard.Advertisement In recent years Palace have watched on as a number of stars, raised in south London, have emerged through the development programmes of other clubs. The likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Jadon Sancho all hail from south London. “Securing Category 1 status for our Academy is imperative for us to be competitive in attracting the very best young players, and there is an abundance of raw footballing talent in south London,” chairman Steve Parish said at the time. Read Also:Arsenal still keen on Crystal Palace ace Zaha “We have shown in recent years to have a clear pathway for our most gifted and committed players into our first-team – a tradition we are committed to continuing.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Ouseph beaten in Copenhagen Masters

first_imgHounslow’s Rajiv Ouseph missed out on a place in the men’s singles final at badminton’s Copenhagen Masters after losing to Danish star Peter Gade in their Group Two clash on Wednesday evening.After losing the first game, Ouseph took the second but Gade hit back to win the decider.Earlier, the British champion won his opening group match, beating Dutchman Eric Pang 21-11, 18-21, 21-12.AdChoices广告Gade also recorded a victory over Pang, defeating him 21-13 21-11 when they met on Tuesday, and progressed to the final after beating Ouseph 21-14, 12-21, 21-15.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Klose to Present World Cup Trophy for Draw

first_imgAfter carrying the FIFA World Cup trophy on to the stage, Klose will have very good reason to follow the results of the draw closely: the 39-year-old has been a member of the German national team’s coaching staff since announcing his retirement in November 2016.“The draw is one of those moments when you know that, for a few minutes, the eyes of the whole football world are on the same place. The expectation it creates is simply incredible. I was in Russia for the Confederations Cup earlier this year and I have no doubt that the country will deliver another beautiful event as it prepares to host the World Cup in 2018,” he says.The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will split the 32 qualified teams into eight groups according to procedures approved in September. The allocation of teams to the four pots will be based on the October 2017 edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Among the eight draw assistants will be Russian football legend Nikita Simonyan, with the other seven names to be announced in the weeks to come.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Excitement ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is continuing to build, with matches over the next two weeks set to decide the remaining nine teams who will join hosts Russia and the 22 that have already qualified. At the same time, the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is also starting to take shape. Yesterday, the top goal scorer in the history of the tournament, Miroslav Klose, confirmed that he will be taking part in the draw show scheduled to take place in Moscow on December 1.The former Germany striker has been invited to bring the FIFA World Cup trophy on to the stage at the State Kremlin Palace.“For very obvious reasons, the World Cup holds very special memories for me,” says Klose, who played in four editions of the tournament between 2002 and 2014 and scored 16 goals – more than any other player in the history of the game. “I feel very honoured to somehow still be a part of the World Cup, even after my retirement, and particularly to present to Russia and to the world this trophy that we fought so hard to win in Brazil in 2014.”last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: The Kansas All Star Scholarship is available online

first_img 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 Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, March 31, 2016:Thursday•JV golf at Winfield Country Club, 3 p.m.•JV tennis at Circle, 3 p.m.•Baseball at Mulvane, 4 p.m.•Softball at Mulvane, 4:30 p.m.Friday •Track at Clearwater 4 p.m.Today’s lunch — Tater Tot Casserole, Tossed Salad with Romaine, Peas, Hot Roll, Chilled Peaches and Milk.Tuesday’s lunch — Corn Dog, Wedge Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Apple and Milk.Today’s News: *JV Tennis is dismissed at 12:30-Golf is dismissed at 1:15 – Softball is dismissed at 2:25-Baseball is dismissed at 2:00-they will be marked Activity.*Sophomores: If you ordered a class ring or class tag from Jostens, they will be delivered on Monday, April 18th during the three lunches in the commons.*Any sophomore interested in serving the Prom dinner on Saturday, April 23rd, please sign up in the office.*Seniors: If you were unable to pick up your Senior Orders, please stop by the counselors office. The order will need to be paid in full before you can pick up your items. At this time no personal checks will be allowed- cash or money orders only. If you are going to pay by credit or debit card you will need to contact Jostens. If you have not ordered your cap , gown, stole and tassel and you want to participate in graduation ceremonies, please go to jostens.com to place your order. You will need to do this as soon as possible.* Senior Girls- Reminder- the PEO Scholarship application is due April 1st!*Seniors: The Kansas All-Star scholarship application is now available on their website which is www.ksallstarsholarships.com. Those who qualify will be awarded a $1000 scholarship to be used toward their post-secondary education. Applications will be accepted now through April 15th.Guidance news:Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is National…National Prom DayNational Bunsen Burner DayNational Clams on the Half Shell DayNational Tater DayFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Youth wrestlers victorious in Reno

first_imgTwo youth wrestlers returned home as national champions earlier this week.Taylor Bell and Donald Hostler picked up first-place finishes over the weekend at the Rumble in Reno, a youth wrestling tournament put on by Rocky Mountain National Events.Humboldt County can now count three national champions among its youth wrestlers as Bell and Hostler join the ranks with Tanner Baxter, who won a title at a similar event in Los Angeles last year.Baxter fell ill over the weekend but that didn’t stop …last_img read more

More Good Science from Nature

first_imgThe natural world contains endless examples of intelligent design that can inspire scientists with wonder and inspiration.Biomimetics: The chemical tricks of our blood (Science Daily). Yesterday’s article mentioned quantum mechanics in biology. Research at the Vienna Institute of Technology is seeking to understand something very small, too: how the hemoglobin molecule works in our blood, and how chlorophyll works in plants. Tiny vibrations in these molecules are essential to their function.The job of hemoglobin in our body seems to be quite simple: It transports oxygen molecules through our bloodstream. But this only works so well because the hemoglobin molecule is extremely complex. The same applies to chlorophyll, which converts sunlight into energy for plants….Not only does this help to understand biological processes, it also opens up new possibilities for using the tricks of nature in the laboratory for other purposes – a strategy called “biomimetics” that is becoming increasingly important all around the world.Inspired by earthworms, new breathing material lubricates itself when needed (Phys.org). It looks like “gummy worms” candy, and it can’t reproduce itself, but scientists at the Leibniz Institute for New Materials are proud of their material that mimics one trick of the lowly earthworm: it can keep itself moist in a dirty environment. Some progress, at least:The surface structure of the new material also plays an important role: “Again, we were inspired by the earthworm. Its skin surface is not smooth, but rough. That’s what we took into account in our material and roughened the surface,” explains Cui. Precisely because of this roughness, a uniform lubricating film can form and adhere well. It depends on how friction-reducing the new material can behave. “The surface structure is also important for the longevity of the lubricating effect: “We compared the sliding film on our “earthworm structures” with a sliding film on a smooth surface: our structures survive 10,000 cycles of friction, whereas sliding films on smooth structures have only 300 friction cycles,” says the chemist Cui. It is precisely this combination of rough surface and the lubricant droplets inside that is special about the new material.Moving skin beyond the biological (Nature). Imitating the tender touch of the human hand is a big challenge for robot designers. Accident victims who have lost a limb miss that sensitive touch when outfitted with prosthetic devices. ‘Skin-like electronics that stretch and sense will create a way to monitor vital signals and build prosthetics with a sense of touch,” this article says. Katherine Bourzak writes eloquently in a way to arouse awe,Human skin is a sensitive, sophisticated and robust organ. It is water-resistant and heals when cut. Its multitude of mechanoreceptors detect sensations such as vibration, pressure and texture — they’re sensitive enough to detect the faint pressure of a breeze or alighting flies. The tight coupling of skin sensors with the peripheral nervous system is responsible for our reflexes and allows us to pick up objects of different weights, shapes and textures without conscious thought. Such properties might seem unremarkable, but for a person with an inert prosthetic hand or an electrical engineer trying to make resilient, low-power devices, human skin is a wonder.A water treatment breakthrough, inspired by a sea creature (Science Daily). A sea anemone is inspiring Yale scientists to design water treatment devices that mimic the creature’s ability to snare particles and ingest them into its mouth.Actinia is a sea anemone with a spherical body that has tentacles that retract while resting and extend while catching its prey. With this marine predator as their model, the researchers synthesized the coagulant, using organic and inorganic components to replicate the structure of Actinia.Similar to Actinia, the nanocoagulant has a core-shell structure that turns inside-out in water. The shell destabilizes and enmeshes larger suspended particles, while the exposed core captures the smaller, dissolved ones. It removes a broad spectrum of contaminants, from trace micropollutants to larger particles — many of which elude conventional methods and pose significant public health concerns.Speaking of sea anemones, Georgia Tech biomimetics engineers are studying how clownfish avoid the poison darts in the anemone tentacles. Science Daily says that they think the two organisms exchange microbiota on their surfaces, but they’re not sure. The researchers were impressed with how clever the clownfish are. They named one escape artist Houdini.Bacterial flagellum (Illustra Media), an amazing machine present in some pathogenic bacteria.Molecular motors: Chemical carousel rotates in the cold (Science Daily). Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich have devised a molecular motor that can spin in response to light. Wow. “The researchers are confident that their motor’s novel driving mechanism and unique behavior will make it possible in the not too distant future for researchers to synthesize molecular machines which, thanks to their relative insensitivity to the precise environmental temperature, will enable unique applications not possible with hitherto known motors.” They have a long way to go to match the kinds of tricks that cells do every day.Building better batteries by borrowing from biology (Phys.org). Cell channels, that can let some molecules pass but block others, are inspiring researchers at Osaka University to imitate the feat. To increase the performance of batteries, they had to figure out how to let potassium atoms pass, but block smaller molecules.To solve this problem, the researchers used the same mechanism your cells employ to allow the large potassium ions to pass through their membranes while simultaneously keeping out smaller particles. Living systems achieve this seemingly impossible feat by considering not just the ion themselves, but also the surrounding water molecules, called the “hydration layer,” that are attracted to the ion’s positive charge. In fact, the smaller the ion, the larger and more tightly bound its associated hydration layer will be. Specialized potassium channels in cell membranes are just the right size to allow hydrated potassium ions to pass through, but block the large hydration layers of smaller ions.Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances (Johns Hopkins University). This article begins with a video clip of a fish in a tank of moving water. “The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need any to navigate the world,” researchers at Johns Hopkins found.  It’s called active sensing, and robots with that would be better swimmers. Fish can even do it in the dark with just their electrosensing equipment. “Sensors are rarely a key part of robot design now, but these findings made Cowan realize they perhaps should be.”Continuing from yesterday’s entry, we see a few more examples that are mere drops in the bucket of hundreds of examples of inspiring designs in life. In the years we have been reporting on biomimetics, almost every organism has provided inspiration, whether plant or animal, whether microbe or large multicellular giant, from tiny proteins to super-size dinosaurs and elephants. Let’s keep this kind of design-friendly science going. Our lives will improve, and the Darwin dogmatists will slither away back into the caves where the blind can lead their blind.(Visited 362 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Change of flight routes?

first_imgThe downing Malaysia Airlines MH17 with 283 passengers and 15 crew by a sophisticated surface to air missile is likely to cause a paradigm shift in the thinking of flight paths over trouble spots and war zones.Both the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the International Air Transport Association had apparently declared the flight route taken by MH17 as safe, probably because of the very high altitude the aircraft fly over Ukraine.It is understood that all airspace above 30,000ft was cleared and at the time of the tragedy there were at least 50 planes crossing Ukraine in all directions – including over the conflict area.In fact there was a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 and an Air India 787 only 25km from the Malaysia 777 when it was shot down according to Flightradar 24.IATA’s Director General and CEO Tony Tyler said that he shared the shock and sadness expressed by so many around the world on the terrible loss of MH 17. “At this time, it is important we are very clear: safety is the top priority. No airline will risk the safety of their passengers, crew and aircraft for the sake of fuel savings. Airlines depend on governments and air traffic control authorities to advise which air space is available for flight, and they plan within those limits,” said Mr Tyler. “It is very similar to driving a car. If the road is open, you assume that it is safe. If it’s closed you find an alternate route. Civil aircraft are not military targets. Governments agreed that in the Chicago Convention. And what happened with MH 17 is a tragedy for 298 souls that should not have happened in any airspace.”Aircraft have been flying over trouble spots for decades without incident because typically insurgents lack the military hardware to reach the cruising altitudes of high flying commercial or military jets.Certainly a few commercial passenger aircraft have been shot down but typically at lower altitudes or by the military in supposed mix-ups.However with rebels and terrorists becoming more sophisticated and some countries willing to supply more capable hardware the threat of another shoot down of a high altitude passenger aircraft is all too real.There is also the deep concern that other terrorists groups wanting to emulate the “success” of the shoot down.Aviation authorities and airlines will now have to go to great lengths to assure the travelling public that air routes are well clear of trouble spots.Changing air routes particularly those from SE Asia to Europe will add considerably to the operational challenges as extra fuel will be required to fly more circuitous routes.Potentially there are a number of areas that airlines may now avoid such as Afghanistan, parts of Pakistan, Iraq, Syria as well as Ukraine.Interestingly one of the most cooperative countries for over flights has been Iran which wants the US dollars that airlines must pay to fly over its territory.And while airlines will be striving to assure passengers they are avoiding trouble spots, passengers themselves will possible start avoiding Malaysia Airlines.The double loss of MH370 and MH17 is a terrible blow to the airline. If the airline wasn’t government owned it would likely collapse from the impact of these tragedies. But it will survive.For the wider industry the losses will also have an impact as passengers rethink air travel in general despite the fact that it is the world’s safest mode of transport with 100,000 flights carrying 8.25 million passengers every day.Today the loss of a large modern commercial jet aircraft with a first rate airline is extremely rare – so two such losses in the space of 132 days is devastating to the industry’s safety record.last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – December 21, 2010

first_imgGroundspeak Holiday CardThe Groundspeak Lackeys want to wish you Happy Holidays with the 2010 Signal Holiday Card. Please feel free to share holiday geocaching wishes with your friends and family by passing it along. You can also share the card on YouTube.Find and Share Favorite GeocachesThe new Geocaching Favorites feature calls attention to exceptional geocaches-helping you select which geocaches to search for and rewarding cache owners for great hides.Geocaching.com Premium Members can favorite 1 cache for every 10 caches that they have found. The Favorites Points accumulated by a cache are displayed in search results and on the cache page so that all members can see which caches stand above the rest.Premium Members have the additional perk of sorting search results by the most Favorited caches, D/T levels, date placed and more. If you are a Premium Member, please visit your Profile page to see how many Favorite Points you have accumulated to date.Learn more about Geocaching Favorites in our Knowledge Book.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011October 28, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 30, 2011March 30, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 13, 2011July 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

9 days agoDier flips Tottenham crisis fears: Look how far we’ve come!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Dier flips Tottenham crisis fears: Look how far we’ve come!by Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEric Dier says crisis talks around Tottenham show how far the club have come.Spurs have won just three out of 11 games this season, conceding 10 goals in their last two outings. And Dier says the hysterical response to their poor form is indicative of the club’s status in the Premier League.”The main thing is we’ve been working all together – okay, some people have gone, some people have come in – but working all together over the last five years to get to the point where this is the conversation when you lose two games on the trot,” the 25-year-old told his club’s official website.”We’ve wanted to get to the point where we are considered a team that if you lose two games like that, you come in for a lot of criticism. Now, we have to embrace the situation.”We’ve got to this point and now we need to… as I said to the press after the Brighton game, we can’t back down, we need to push forward, push through it, fight through it, everyone together.” last_img read more