DryShips CEO Entangled in Conflict of Interest Lawsuit

first_imgzoom Athens-based owner of drybulk carriers DryShips informed that the company and its chief executive officer George Economou have been named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging breaches of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and conflict of interest.Through the lawsuit, filed in High Court of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the plaintiff seeks, among other things, a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to suspend any further issuances of new common shares by the company at a price per share below the price specified by the plaintiff in the complaint.Additionally, the plaintiff seeks certain other compensatory and punitive damages specified in the complaint.DryShips however said that the derivate lawsuit and motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to suspend further issuances of common shares below a certain price “are without merit.”Following a review of the complaint and the motion, the company said that it “will contest them vigorously.”last_img read more

COSCO Shipping Adds Its 2nd 20000 TEU Boxship

first_imgzoom China’s COSCO Shipping Lines has taken delivery of its second 20,000 TEU-class boxship, COSCO Shipping Taurus. The delivery and naming ceremony for the ultra large container vessel (ULCV) was held in Shanghai on January 27, 2018.Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) launched the Hong Kong-flagged ship on January 16.COSCO Shipping Taurus, which features a length of 400 meters and a width of 58.6 meters, has a market value of USD 121.35 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Earlier this month, the company took delivery of COSCO Shipping Aries — described as China’s first 20,000 TEU containership — from Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS).Apart from the two recently delivered ULCVs, COSCO Shipping Lines has nine 20,000 TEU vessels on order at SWS, NACKS and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry yards.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

CRA ordered to pay more than 60K to worker who was sexually

first_imgThe Canada Revenue Agency has been ordered to pay the maximum compensation to an Ontario employee who was sexually harassed by her boss after the federal labour board found the organization failed to take steps to prevent it from happening.A panel of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board says the agency must pay Marilyn Doro $20,000 for the pain and suffering she experienced as a result of the harassment.The board says the organization must pay Doro another $20,000 for “the reckless manner in which it handled the initial investigation of her complaint.”The agency must also reimburse Doro, who worked at its Hamilton office, for nearly $23,000 in out-of-pocket expenses related to her treatment.In a decision released earlier this year, the board says while the agency quickly launched an investigation in 2010 after Doro filed a sexual harassment complaint against her direct supervisor, Dominic D’Ippolito, it failed to provide a safe level of physical separation between the two.The board also found it “very problematic” that the CRA tried to send Doro to an office in another city in order to separate her from D’Ippolito, then moved her desk to another area against her wishes when she refused the switch.The burden to create a harassment-free workplace should not be on the person being harassed, the board said, noting the CRA’s response exacerbated Doro’s illness, causing her to be on sick leave for months.“Ms. Doro had done nothing wrong. At a time when she most needed the support of her colleagues and a safe and secure workplace, the CRA thought it might move her workplace to another city to solve its own problem,” the board wrote in its ruling.“This was a shameful way to find an easy way out of a situation that demanded urgent attention and it added additional stress and harm to Ms. Doro.”Instead, the organization should have confronted D’Ippolito with the evidence that was readily available within days of the complaint and, after allowing him to address the allegations, either placed him on administrative leave or taken other steps to protect Doro, it said.The harassment began shortly after D’Ippolito became the team leader of Doro’s section, part of a “cadre of predominantly male managers” overseeing a team of mostly female employees, the decision reads.Doro experienced “almost daily unwanted attention while she was captive at her desk,” the board said. One two occasions, D’Ippolito touched her while she was at her desk, with one of those incidents described as a back rub, it said.He also made and gave her two CD mix tapes of love songs and told her to listen to them only at home, it said.Over five months, he invited her to coffee or lunch, offered her rides home, embarrassed her by sending her chocolates in the office mail, sent her sexually themed emails to her personal email account, texted her outside work hours and made “disturbing” comments that suggested he was watching her home, the board said.Doro eventually reported the harassment, prompting management to intervene, it said. After presenting her with several options, including switching offices and working from home, management moved Doro’s desk, it said.The harassment continued, however, as her new location was still visible from D’Ippolito’s office, allowing him to leer at her as she walked by, the board said.Management also failed to press D’Ippolito on the content of the CDs or request a copy after he admitted to giving music to Doro and other staff, the board said. Had they done so, they would have discovered the recordings involved “When A Man Loves A Woman” and “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” both by Rod Stewart, it said.The board also found the CRA had inadequate training on sexual harassment and presented no evidence that D’Ippolito had attended a training session.It recommended the agency consider a more comprehensive program to raise awareness of what sexual harassment is, how to identify it in the workplace and how to prevent or stop it, among other things.Two weeks after reporting the harassment to management, Doro filed a grievance. The investigation took about two years. D’Ippolito was moved out of her division and into another, and was disciplined with a six-day suspension without pay.Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Its here The Opioid Crisis in Fort St John

first_imgTo view Healthy FSJ; CLICK HERETo view Healthy FSJ FB Page; CLICK HERE To view Community Action Team FB Group; CLICK HERE Responding to an overdose or getting help if you or someone you know is struggling with substance use/addiction; Have a naloxone kit on you and learn how to use it. Learn CPR as well.If you are a drug user, don’t use alone. Have a person there who can administer naloxone and call 9-1-1 should an overdose occur.Get your drugs tested for fentanyl. There is an anonymous testing service provided by the Women’s Resource Society, no questions asked. You do not need to provide ID or any personal information.There are several places you can access free naloxone kits and other harm reduction supplies as well as treatment and social stabilization support (e.g. counselling). Go to http://www.healthyfsj.ca/#resources for all of the information to access these resources.More information about opioids;Opioids are drugs with pain relieving properties that are used primarily to treat pain.Opioids can also induce euphoria (feeling high), which gives them the potential to be used improperly.Opioids can be prescribed medications:codeinefentanylmorphineoxycodonehydromorphonemedical heroinOpioids can also be produced or obtained illegallyAbout fentanylFentanyl is a very potent opioid pain reliever. It is generally used in a hospital setting, and can also be prescribed by a doctor to help control severe pain. For medical purposes, it can be given in the form of: skin patchesinjectionstabletsFentanyl can enter into the Canadian illegal drug market in three ways: theft of pharmaceutical fentanyl products (mainly skin patches) illegal import from other countriesproduction by illegal clandestine laboratories in CanadaCanada’s illegal drug supply is being contaminated with illegal fentanyl and other fentanyl-like drugs (e.g. carfentanil). You can’t see, taste or smell fentanyl and a few grains can be enough to kill you. Fentanyl is a cheap way for drug dealers to make street drugs more powerful and it is causing high rates of overdoses and overdose deaths. Illegal drugs may contain unknown amounts of fentanyl. Drug dealers who make fake pills may not know or control carefully how much fentanyl goes into each pill. As well, sometimes drugs may accidentally contain fentanyl when drug dealers use surfaces and equipment contaminated with fentanyl. What makes fentanyl so dangerous?Fentanyl is a dangerous drug because:it is 20 to 40 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine, which makes the risk of accidental overdose very higha very small amount (about the size of a few grains of salt) of pure fentanyl is enough to kill the average adultit is odourless and tasteless, so you may not even know you are taking it it can be mixed with other drugs such as heroin and cocaine and is also being found in counterfeit pills that are made to look like prescription opioidsAre you a first responder, or have the possibility of coming into contact with fentanyl at work? Protect yourself. See: What you need to know about fentanyl exposurePublic Health EmergencyThis recent epidemic is characterized by the increasing proportion of deaths in which illicit fentanyl – an opioid substance – has been detected. Fentanyl was detected in 5% of illicit drug deaths in 2012 and this has increased annually reaching 60% in 2016.On April 14, 2016, Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Medical Health Officer declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act in response to increasing overdoses and overdose deaths in our province. Details are available in the Ministry of Health News Release (https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016HLTH0026-000568). FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Recently the Fort St. John Community Action Team (CAT) released their Public Service Announcement (PSA) ‘Closer to home’ and film, ‘It’s here, The Opioid Crisis in Fort St. John’ in collaboration with Eagle Vision Video Productions Ltd.The ‘Close to Home’ PSA is a 39-second commercial created to grab viewers attention and make you think about people that might be in your life that are at risk. The hope is that the PSA will start a conversation as it shows opioid overdose can happen to anyone.center_img The short film, ‘It’s here, the Opioid Crisis in Fort St. John’, includes many interviews of partners within the City of FSJ, which provides more clarity on the landscape of the opioid crisis in FSJ, the work that has been completed to support the community and how shame needs to be removed from the situation to help offer support to people seeking help.CAT collectively applied for and received funding from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions through the Community Action Initiative a year ago which helped fund the two audiovisual projects that are a couple of tools used by the action team to help educate the community.The team originally came together in response to the opioid crisis and addiction challenges that are happening in the community, and the group wants to show that we as a community are together in this. By providing information, resources, information and community events to show people that they are not alone and there is help.Healthy FSJ is the vehicle CAT uses for dialogue, education and awareness through their website, presentations to SD 60 classrooms, presentations to Treaty 8 First Nations communities, pop up booths and dialogue sessions, the Overdose Awareness week which saw people being trained in naloxone and work with the Peer group (those with lived experience) called the Northern Sun Helpers are ways in which CAT uses their voice in the community.CAT, comprised of over 70 members represents over 30 organizations that have spent the past year educating the community through awareness of the opioid challenges in the community, reducing stigma, and elevating the voices of Peers (people with living or lived experience with opioid use or addiction).With the partnerships that exist in the group and working with the Peers to identify community-based solutions, exploring harm reduction, treatment and aftercare services in Fort St. John, helps to strengthen partnerships and relationships in the community as the willingness and dedication of each member to contribute in the ways that they and their organization can have been what makes the CAT group successful.last_img read more

UNs Geneva headquarters given green seal of approval

The Nature Reserve Certificate, awarded by the Swiss non-governmental organization (NGO) Fondation Nature & Economie, is bestowed upon entities that protect nature by managing at least 30 per cent of the green areas around their buildings in a natural manner.The UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) is home to the 46-hectare Ariana Park, housing trees that are more than a century old and a wide variety of flowers.It also has undertaken other endeavours, such as avoiding pesticides, using compost and using sheep instead of lawnmowers.The certificate “constitutes and acknowledgment of UNOG’s firm commitment to climate neutrality,” according to a press release. 23 July 2009The United Nations’ Geneva headquarters has joined a select group of environmentally-friendly entities, having been awarded a prestigious certificate recognizing its ‘green’ efforts. read more

French envoy briefed on land issue

The Embassy said that she also visited the Uva Province where she was briefed on the social needs of the tea plantations Tamil workers. During her journey in and around Kandy, Batticaloa, Kalmunai, Haputale and Balangoda, Christine Robichon visited Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christians religious sites, which are part of the rich multicultural and multi religious heritage of the country.The aim of this visit was to understand better the conditions of living and aspirations of the people, particularly the women and the youth while assessing the progresses in reconstruction of both the economic infrastructures and the social fabric in the districts affected by war. (Colombo Gazette) “She was briefed on several cases of land disputes and she witnessed the despair of some of the inhabitants of Ashraf Nagar village, whose lands have been integrated in an Army camp,” the Embassy added. Christine Robichon, the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, has been briefed on land issues in the Eastern Province, the French Embassy in Colombo said today.The Embassy said that during a visit to the Eastern Province, the Ambassador paid particular attention to the relations between ethnic and religious communities and to land related issues. In the Eastern province, she had meetings with Members of Parliament and Municipal and Urban Councils, the United Nations agencies, representatives of civil society and local organizations, as well as with the staff and the students of the Eastern and the South Eastern Universities. “Initiatives such as the Sri Lankan Council of Religion for peace of Ampara, which are fostering respect, understanding and peace, through mediation and dialogue at the community level will contribute to build a better future for all Sri Lankan people” she said.She also witnessed the development of the economy of the districts affected by war while visiting an apparel factory in Ampara and seeing the booming in touristic infrastructures in Passekudah. In Batticaloa, she also visited several successful European Union-funded projects to support small businesses run by single women headed households, implemented by the French NGO ACTED. In Ampara, she participated to the opening of an Early Childhood Care and Development unit in the Zonal Education Office of Akairipattu, in the framework of a program financed by AFD, French Agency for Development and the French Organisation Solidarité Laïque and implemented throughout the Eastern Province with three local counterparts. read more

UN Refugee Agency Wraps Up its Angola Repatriation Operation

About 500,000 Angolans have been repatriated, with or without assistance from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), since the April 2002 ceasefire that brought Angola’s 27-year civil war to an end. “This operation has been of great benefit to the country, the countries of asylum and UNHCR,” said the Deputy Representative of UNHCR in Angola, Annette Rita Nyekan.The 42 refugees, who arrived in Menonge in southern Angola, were given a cash grant and other assistance to travel onto their home villages and resume their lives. Each person also received a two-month food ration from the United Nations World Food Programme.This year alone, more than 28,000 Angolans returned with UNHCR’s help from neighboring countries – primarily Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Within Angola, UNHCR has also helped an additional 89,000 people who arrived home on their own.During the three-year period, most refugees returned by roads that first had to be made safe after decades of damage by war and neglect. Destroyed bridges had to be rebuilt and roads swept for mines repeatedly before UNHCR began running returnee convoys.At year’s end, there will still be an estimated 96,000 Angolan refugees living outside the nation, including people in camps in Zambia, DRC and Namibia; urban refugees caring for themselves; and those registered as settled in other countries. Most of the Angolan refugees remaining in camps have shown little desire to repatriate and a similar level of assistance will continue for them next year in the countries where they received asylum. The end of the repatriation phase of UNHCR’s operations means the focus can now swing solidly toward the resettlement programmes, which have already been operating for previous returnees. National elections are tentatively scheduled for 2006 and the nation’s oil-based economy is developing despite widespread poverty. read more

Football Will Ohio State prove recent success is for real Well see

Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the first quarter against Nebraska in Memorial Stadium on Oct. 14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State team that lost to Oklahoma Week 2 does not look like the same team that strolled to easy victories against its last five opponents.Against Oklahoma, the Buckeyes appeared out of sync. Quarterback J.T. Barrett was missing his targets, the defense was biting on every play fake and nothing the Buckeyes did in the second half of the game went their way.Since the loss, both the offense and defense have clicked. Although against lesser opponents, the team cruised through its past five games.Playing against only its second real test of the season, how will Ohio State know which team will show up Saturday? Will it be the team that lost 31-16 in its home opener or is it the one that has since outscored opponents 266-56?Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said both the former and latter teams are no different, and this is still the same team with the same identity that entered the season.“It’s very clear who we are, who we’re always going to be, offensively and pretty much defensively,” Meyer said on Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference. “We didn’t execute very well, we didn’t coach very well. But identity, there’s never been a misunderstanding what that is around here. We’ve enhanced things.”Ohio State had the luxury of suffering its loss early enough in the season that it was able to address the issues the Sooners exposed.It will not have that luxury again.If the Buckeyes don’t execute well against Penn State, its hopes of a national championship will be dashed.The loss did a lot to prepare Ohio State for this upcoming matchup, however, and could play a role in avoiding another defeat. It gave Ohio State’s players an idea of flaws that needed to be addressed moving forward. It also put the Buckeyes on the brink of a lost season. With their backs to the wall, the players left Ohio Stadium that night knowing they had no more room for error and had to go all-out for everything if they hoped to have a shot at a title.“We learn a lot more from a loss than we do from a win,” redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis said. “We came back that next week and we just started working. Practice became more competitive, so everybody stepped up a little more.”Co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said it wasn’t that the practices became more challenging, but rather everything became more organized and better structured. “We’ve practiced better. We haven’t practiced harder, we’ve just had better structure, and I think I’ve done a better job of understanding what [Meyer] wants in our players and our staff is working the offense with a lot of enthusiasm in practice,” Wilson said.Based on the Buckeyes’ ease of victory, one could almost make the argument practices have extended into every Saturday. The disparity between Ohio State and its competition has been significant, and it has allowed the team to build up chemistry, figure out what works and what doesn’t without the consequence of making mistakes.Wilson said early in the season the offense in particular was still figuring one another out, learning the strengths of each player at its disposal.“We came into both of those games [against Oklahoma and Penn State] with really good players,” Wilson said. “I just think that first game, not by design, but we were not in the rhythm or the flow. We didn’t maybe prep. We were working hard, but maybe a little disjointed and getting things clean for offensive line and for quarterback and for a team to play with cohesion.”Now the offense is in sync. The players and coaches are all familiar with one another, and the time the team has had to not only receive additional practice from the bye week but also beat up on some weaker opponents built up confidence as well as chemistry among the players.“The offense as a whole is clicking the best it’s been in years. It’s clicking at the right moment,” redshirt senior center Billy Price said. “We’re hitting things. We’re timing things up nicely. We’re making sure we’re isolating and making sure that our players are on their players and making sure that our guys are in advantageous positions.”The offense has clicked against weaker opponents, but will it click when the clock hits 3:30 p.m. and Ohio State faces the No. 2 team in the nation with College Football Playoff hopes on the line?“Well we don’t know yet, do we?” Wilson said. “That’s why we’re playing.” read more

EU assured of implementing Annan Commission recommendations

first_imgThe European Union has been assured of steps in implementing the Annan Advisory Commission recommendations to address the root causes of the conflict in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. “As I stated in my statement a few days ago, the priority is now to obtain immediate humanitarian access again, and to address in parallel the root causes of the conflict by implementing the Annan Advisory Commission recommendations to this end,” said Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in a statement on Monday.She said, “On both accounts EU was reassured that there would be implementing steps this week, which I expect to happen.”She also said, “I am following the dramatic developments in Rakhine State and at the border region in Bangladesh closely.” Mogherini added, the European Union has raised its concerns as recently as last Friday in direct contacts with Myanmar government members.She said, EU is in close contact with Bangladeshi authorities and are stepping up humanitarian engagement there.last_img read more

Bin Ladens son wants to avenge father

first_imgPersonal letters seized in the raid that killed former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden revealed that his son wants to carry on his murderous ideology and is bent on “avenging his dad’s death”, according to a former FBI agent.”That son today is poised to lead a stronger, larger Al Qaeda,” Ali Soufan, who was leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe of the terror group after the 11 September, 2001, attacks, told CBS News in an interview.Soufan described a letter from the son, Hamza, that was collected in the raid and now declassified.”He tells Osama (in the letter) that he remembers ‘every look… every smile you gave me, every word you told me'”.Hamza would be about 28 now and wrote the letter when he was 22 and had not seen his father in several years.Hamza also wrote this: “I consider myself to be forged in steel. The path of ‘jihad’ for the sake of God is what we live.”Hamza’s potential as a leader was recognised years ago when he was still a boy, says Soufan.The child was used in propaganda videos, sometimes holding a gun.”He was a poster kid for the Al Qaeda, and for members of Al Qaeda, who were indoctrinated with these propaganda videos, he means a lot to them,” Soufan told CBS News.The US has named Hamza a “specially designated global terrorist” — the same classification his father once held.”He even sounds like his father,” says Soufan.”His recent message that came out, he delivered the speech as if it’s his father…using sentences, terminology that was used by Osama bin Laden.”Hamza has recorded four audio messages in the last two years.Soufan believes Hamza can inspire and unite the jihadi movement, adding “Al Qaeda is stronger than ever. I don’t believe even bin Laden in his wildest dreams thought that he will have followers who command armies, troops, lands.”Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on 2 May, 2011, by US Navy SEAL Team Six.Following his death, dozens of letters written by him to his family and senior members of Al Qaeda were released.last_img read more

Sony Seeks Patent for SpiderMan Into the SpiderVerse Animation Tech

first_img As soon as Sony revealed its eye-popping trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (the movie hits theaters on December 14), it’s clear that the much-anticipated film’s visual component will became a core storytelling feature all of its own.Film critics and press are already hailing the animation — which features Ben-Day dots of comic artwork, split-screen panels, thought balloons, dialogue boxes, written sound effects, overlaid onto 3D animation — as innovative and ground-breaking. The movie has already won a New York Film Critics Circle award for 2018’s best animated film, and racked up nominations for the 2019 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and 2019 Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature, days before its release.Photo Credit: Sony Pictures AnimationAnd now it’s up to the the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to determine whether they agree with  the accolades for the movie’s inventive animation.Deadline is exclusively reporting that Sony has applied for patent protection for the animation process and technologies used in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman.In the application for patent protections, Sony claims the innovations of the film “go beyond stylistic originality or envelope-pushing success and qualify as a distinctly new invention,” reported Deadline. The filing cites a half-dozen specific components of the process.Rothman told Deadline that the team received a mandate “to basically challenge how animated movies are made and what they can be, from top to bottom.”Not surprisingly, the production was intensely meticulous and required years to complete. Completing the animation for the film required up to 140 animators, the largest crew ever used by Sony Pictures Animation for a film. Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation created a new visual language and rebuilt the animation and lighting pipeline wholly from scratch.Photo Credit: Sony Pictures AnimationRothman said there were moments the team doubted if what they were trying to achieve would even work.Patent or not, there’s no doubt that Into the Spider-Verse is a visual treat. Attempting to replicate the original look of the Miles Morales-centered Spider-Man comic book series, each frame inside the 116-minute film comprises a computer-generated image (CGI) overlaid with a hand-drawn illustration. The result is a visual energy that is so different from the “digitally clean and perfectly precise CG animation that has become the standard language of most recent animation blockbusters,” according to Deadline.Just like a film production, a patent review process could take a long time — up to five years. In the meantime, we’ll be flocking to theaters on December 14.More on Geek.com:Nike and Jordan Brand Announce ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Shoe, the Air Jordan ‘Origin Story’These Are Stan Lee’s Best CharactersBest Spider-Man Gifts for Your Favorite Web-Head ‘Spider-Verse’ Creators Plan Sony Marvel TV ShowsWatch These Movies Before ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

Sorry Nerds Terraforming Might Not Work on Mars

first_img“We were able to put together for the first time a reasonably clean inventory of the CO2 on Mars,” says Bruce Jakosky, a planetary scientist at the University of Colorado and co-author, with Northern Arizona University’s Christopher Edwards, of the new paper. “The bulk has been lost to space, a small amount to polar ice and shallow carbon-bearing minerals, and an unknown amount to deep carbonates.” Even adding in bits of CO2 stuck onto rocks—“adsorbed” onto their surfaces—and a little more locked into water-molecule cages called clathrates doesn’t help. “Even if you put it all back into the atmosphere, it doesn’t add up to enough to warm the planet,” Jakosky says. Atmospheric pressure on the surface of Earth is about 1 bar; you need about that much CO2 on Mars to bring the surface temperature up to freezing; even just 250 millibars would change the climate there significantly. And some time in the past, Mars had that and more—geology and surface morphology strongly hint at the existence of liquid water on the planet’s surface in its distant past, which means it had to be warm enough and pressurized enough to retain that liquid water. If the planet had CO2 in the same proportions of Earth and Venus, Jakosky says, you’d expect the equivalent of 20 bars of the stuff somewhere—mineralized as carbonate, frozen in polar ice, something. “For the past 40 years, the mantra of Mars science has been looking for carbonate deposits that had to exist, because the CO2 had to have gone somewhere,” he says. “Down into the crust, it would be accessible, perhaps. If it went up to the top and got lost out of the atmosphere, it’s gone.”New radar data has yielded new numbers for CO2 near the polar caps. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has collected numbers for carbonate distribution. And the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) probe, in orbit since 2014, has been quantifying the gas lost to space. (Jakosky is the principal investigator for that mission.) And the results are ugly, if you’re a would-be terraformer. More Great WIRED StoriesInside the 23-dimensional world of your car’s paint jobCrispr and the mutant future of foodThe 10 most difficult-to-defend online fandomsBehind this Xbox controller’s new accessible box designAfter its epic breach, a look at Equifax’s security overhaulLooking for more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories It’s true that Mars remains full of surprises—as last week’s announcement of a possible sea of briny liquid water under the pole shows. So these newly crunched numbers don’t dampen the spirits of the real Mars jockeys. Robert Zubrin, president of the Mars Society and author of The Case for Mars, says Jakosky’s numbers are “systematically pessimistic.” Zubrin doesn’t need a full bar. Just give him 300 mbar. That’s, like, Mount Everest pressure. “Two hundred millibars means no spacesuits. It means you can create domed enclosures where the pressure on the inside equals the pressure on the outside,” Zubrin says.Zubrin and McKay also point out that stretching the bounds of the hypothesis just a little paints a much rosier picture for the red planet. Artificial greenhouse gases—maybe chlorofluorocarbons made from the abundant chlorine in the Martian regolith, or something even more exotic and faster-working, a “super greenhouse gas,” could get the job done. If anyone knew how to make them. And release them. And make sure they didn’t destroy what little ozone is there, so that ultraviolet radiation doesn’t join the the killer cosmic radiation bombarding the magnetosphere-less Mars.(Related: If you believe it’s possible to terraform Mars, you also must believe in human-caused climate change, because it’s the same process. Even if it’s impossible to terraform Mars, it’s clearly possible to areoform the mid-latitudes of Earth. Because people are doing it.)(Doubly related: Water on Mars makes it slightly more likely that something is alive there already. “Terraforming” a world with indigenous life is the difference between the Genesis effect and the Genesis torpedo. That’s an ethical conversation that’ll have to happen along with the scientific and policy ones.)Which raises a triply related question: Why? “We’re getting away from the science here, but I would question the rationale for terraforming to begin with,” Jakosky says. “Having a back-up planet in case we screw this one up, or it gets screwed up from external drivers, I think is a poor argument. It’s a lot easier to keep this one pleasant and with a clement climate than it is to change the Mars environment.”Explore? Sure. Permanent scientific base? Absolutely. But cities? Oceans? Canals? Take a deep breath—because as far as anyone knows, you literally cannot do that anywhere else in the universe.center_img Polar caps give you about 15 mbar. Strip-mining the carbonates give you less than 15 mbar; maybe up to 150 mbar if you really squeeze. Adsorbed gas in the regolith? Just 40 mbar even if you process all the dirt on Mars to a depth of 100 meters. “It would be almost impossible to get up above 40 or 50 millibars, and that’s not enough pressure, and not enough of an effect on temperature,” Jakosky says. “You could probably push it up by a factor of two or three, but even that doesn’t get you anywhere near the amount required to produce significant warming.”Sigh.Or … well, maybe he’s wrong. Terraforming pioneer Christopher McKay still has hope. “The key question for terraforming is the amount of CO2, N2, and H2O on Mars. Unfortunately there is nothing new here to resolve this question,” McKay emails. Jakosky’s Maven results only show some of Mars’ ex-carbon dioxide leaving, not all of it. So maybe it’s still there, McKay says. “We are still highly uncertain as to the amount of CO2 below the surface. We don’t have good data and we need to drill deeply to get it.” Listen, I get it. You want to go to Mars. I want to go to Mars. (Sort of.) And the plan—it’s good. A rocket with people. A base on the moon. Then more rockets and more people. Start making fuel on the surface, maybe depot it along the way. An outpost becomes a base becomes a domed city. And then: terraforming.Bring dead Mars back to life, build it a new atmosphere with whatever’s left in its soil—frozen carbon dioxide, most likely—to up the air pressure, rely on greenhouse warming (you know, like climate change?) to make the place warm enough so frozen water, locked away underground, melts and comes roaring back. Oceans! Air! Maybe breathable, but at least enough so you don’t have to walk around in a spacesuit. Boom (where the value of “boom” = 10,000 years, plus or minus). Up the gravity well we go, and we can get moving on the Earther-Martian Colony Revolution all the hard sci-fi keeps promising.It ain’t crazypants. The astronomer Carl Sagan, an upright symbol of scientific rectitude, pitched “planetary engineering” in 1971, melting water vapor from Mars’ polar ice to create “much more clement conditions.” Twenty years later, the astrobiologist Christopher McKay rounded the idea out, suggesting that terraforming of Mars was possible as long as the planet still had enough carbon dioxide, water, and nitrogen squirreled away to volatilize and pump into the atmosphere.But a couple of scientists who study Mars are trying to burst that hermetically-sealed, oxygen-recirculating, radiation-shielded bubble. If a new analysis is correct, conditions on Mars make it impossible for existing technology to turn it into a garden of Earth-like delights.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Fighters from the Badr Brigades Shiite militia patrol at the front line, in Kessarrat, located (70 kilometers) north west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, June 12, 2015. Despite concerns over heightened sectarian strife, Shiite militiamen continue to pour into Iraq’s Anbar province with the hope of recapturing the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group. As the U.S. prepares to send an additional 450 trainers to Iraq, the Iranian-backed militias say that coalition assistance only hurts their efforts, contradicting statements by the Iraqi government that more international support is needed. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) KESSARRAT, Iraq (AP) — Ali Ahsan paced back and forth carrying a rifle more than half his height in the searing heat as his militia convoy made a pit stop in the Anbar desert to rest and pray.Unlike the rugged men in fatigues around him, his prepubescent face has barely sprung a whisker. Now that school is out, the petite 14-year-old is spending his summer break fighting the Islamic State group with his father and other members of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, which includes the Shiite militias. “I’m here because it’s my duty,” the stone-faced boy in blue jeans said, referring to an edict from Iraq’s highest Shiite religious authority last year. “The Popular Mobilization Forces are not sectarian forces. They represent all of Iraq, and I want to help them liberate Iraq.”Despite concerns over heightened sectarian strife, Shiite militiamen continue to pour into Iraq’s Sunni heartland of Anbar province with the initial hope of recapturing Fallujah, the first major Iraqi city to fall to the Islamic State group last year.As the U.S. prepares to send an additional 450 personnel to Iraq, the Iranian-backed militias say that coalition assistance only hurts their efforts, contradicting statements by the Iraqi government that more international support is needed.IS fighters captured Anbar’s provincial capital of Ramadi last month, prompting Defense Secretary Ash Carter to lament that the U.S.-trained Iraqi troops lacked “the will to fight.” The Popular Mobilization Forces were called to battle in Anbar after the fall of Ramadi, despite concerns that their involvement in the province would antagonize the Sunni population, and they are now setting their sights on Fallujah. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “We think the liberation of Fallujah will allow us to enter Ramadi without any fighting, so the battle that we are preparing is the battle of Fallujah,” Hadi al-Amiri, the head of the Popular Mobilization Forces, told journalists Friday at an outpost on the Salahuddin-Anbar border. “God willing, it will be imminent.”President Barack Obama’s decision to expand the U.S. force of more than 3,000 soldiers already in Iraq followed his acknowledgement earlier this week that Washington still lacks a “complete strategy” for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. A U.S.-led coalition has launched more than 1,900 airstrikes in Iraq since August 2014 to mixed results.Many of the Shiite fighters, including Ahsan and his uncle, Salah Mahdi, believe that airstrikes have been a hindrance to their efforts to recapture territory — and in some cases, have been deadly.“We know of Hashd al-Shaabi fighters who were killed by the American planes,” Mahdi said, using the commonly known Arabic name for the Popular Mobilization Forces. “If they really wanted to help us, then they would leave Iraqis to liberate Iraq by themselves.” Comments   Share   Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The Popular Mobilization Forces have played a key role in several battles in the past year, but their strategy appears increasingly at odds with that of the government. While Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi continues to lobby for greater international support in the way of arms, training and aid, the Popular Mobilization Forces want the coalition to back off.Noting the increased number of U.S. advisers, trainers, logisticians and security personnel, al-Amiri scoffed at the notion that an additional “450 experts will be able to win the battle.”“There were 150,000 American troops, thousands of tanks and mortars, and hundreds of jets, and they were unable to do anything to al-Qaida in 2006 and 2007,” al-Amiri said.While there are no official estimates for the size of the Popular Mobilization Forces, they are now believed to make up the majority of fighters in Iraq, outnumbering the official Iraqi military, which virtually crumbled in the face of the militant onslaught last year.A number of the individual militias have said Iranian advisers arm and train their fighters, but officially the Popular Mobilization Force can only receive aid from the Iraqi government, leaving the U.S. somewhat at a loss for how to deal with them. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 ways to recognize low testosterone On the cars of the convoy young Ali Ahsan rode in, posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani decorated the windows and doors.In Anbar itself, red and green flags with the operation’s slogan — “Labaik ya Hussein,” or “At your command, Hussein” — flap in the wind and dust alongside posters hailing the Popular Mobilization Forces. The slogan is in honor of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Imam Hussein, who was killed in the 7th century battle that led to the schism between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.The slogan was dubbed “unhelpful” by the Pentagon last month, but the Popular Mobilization Forces dismissed any notions of sectarianism, saying the Imam Hussein is revered by all Muslims.“I am not a member of any militia,” said Saif Majid, 23, a taxi driver from Baghdad who joined last year when al-Sistani called on Iraqis to defend the country. “We are all brothers — Sunnis, Shiites, everyone.”As for whether the operation will yield success quickly, Ahsan is hopeful.“God willing,” the teenager said. “I have to go back in school in September.” 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

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first_img by Mark Pratt, The Associated Press Posted Feb 9, 2018 6:07 am PDT Last Updated Feb 9, 2018 at 3:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BOSTON – Gloria Stoll Karn nearly trashed her high school artwork back in the 1940s, figuring her art career was over before it even started. But thanks to a janitor with an artistic eye, she ended up smashing gender barriers instead.The pioneering artist, who had a brief but productive stint as an illustrator of pulp crime and romance magazines of the era, is being celebrated with an exhibition of her works at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Stoll Karn , 94, plans to attend Saturday’s opening.“I’m really excited about that,” she said in a telephone interview from her Pittsburgh home. “I think it will be a great adventure.”Starting as a teenager in 1942 until 1949, she did dozens of illustrations for magazines with names like “All-Story Love,” ”Black Mask,” ”Thrilling Love” and her favourite, “Rangeland Romances,” which usually sold for a dime or 15 cents.Her romance illustrations feature strapping men and rosy-cheeked young women with ribbons in their hair gazing adoringly into each other’s eyes as they tenderly steal a peck on the lips. Because it was wartime, the men were often in military uniform.She drew her inspiration from the pop culture of the day.“I liked 1940s movies,” she said. “You know: Boy meets girl, boy loses, girl, boy gets girl back.”Gloria Stoll studied in her native New York City at the prestigious High School of Music & Art, now the Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.But after her father died, she got a job doing secretarial work at an insurance company to help her mother make ends meet. To get rid of some clutter, she took her entire portfolio from high school, including gouache, oil, and watercolour works, to her apartment building’s incinerator room and placed it on the floor to be destroyed.The janitor saw it, thought it showed promise and took it to Rafael DeSoto, a pulp illustrator who lived in the same building.“This artist said he thought I had talent and would like to meet me,” she said.DeSoto introduced her to executives at Popular Publications, one of the day’s major publishers of pulp fiction. She didn’t exactly get a ringing endorsement from the publisher’s male art director.“Well, we’ve had worse,” she remembers him saying.But it was good enough. She started doing interior illustrations and eventually moved up to prestigious cover illustrations.She never met another woman artist during her time but was accepted by everyone she met in the business, despite her gender and tender age, she said.“It was a very, very nice atmosphere there at Popular Publications,” she said. “It was friendly and comfortable, it wasn’t stilted, and it was easygoing. It was a nice experience for a young woman.”The Norman Rockwell Museum , which regularly features temporary exhibitions of other illustrators’ work, was tipped off about Stoll Karn by one of her neighbours, said Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, the museum’s deputy director and chief curator.Plunkett saw something remarkable when she checked out Stoll Karn’s work.“There were certain conventions in pulp illustrations — they were steamy, risque and racy — and Gloria created women who fell into those conventions. But there was also a confidence about her characters that I appreciated,” Plunkett said. “There was something beneath the surface there. She did not create women who appeared unintelligent or victimized.”Stoll Karn’s brief career ended when she married and moved to Pittsburgh, although she continued to create art.In fact, she’s probably more proud of her later works, primarily portraits, even though the pulp work brought her more attention. Celebrating a pulp fiction artist who broke gender barrierslast_img read more

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gloomy Tianjin Ramkumar Ramanathan had a forgettable outing in Tinjiang Image courtesy: Twitter/@ramkumar1994 India’s non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi was scathing in his verdict: "It was an uncharacteristically shameful display in both matches There was no fight hunger or will to win" Sitting in the captain’s chair Bhupathi looked well out of ideas by the time the fourth set of the day came around which was over in just 15 minutes On paper India started the favourites despite the absence of their top-ranked player Yuki Bhambri and the chilly conditions Professional tennis players will time and again remind you that one of the game’s primary demands is in adapting to new conditions every week and a new opponent every day But India fell woefully short on both fronts With Bhambri missing it was time for Ramkumar who reached a career-high of 132 this week to step up and take the singles reins But he couldn’t cope with the big-hitting Wu who has emerged as China’s wild card through the week The 18-year-old caught the attention last year by winning the boys’ singles and doubles championships at US Open last year but has shown that he is ready for the men’s game He won a $75000 Challenger event in Shanghai in November 2017 and has won all three matches in the Davis Cup so far But he is very much a teenager enjoying the ride Despite a lot riding on the opening match Wu looked and played blissfully unaware of the pressure The only signs of nerves he showed were when he was serving for the first set at 5-3 andwas broken Though Ramkumar managed to stretch the set to a tie-break he couldn’t quite push Wu over The Chinese got a 2-0 head-start and never let the lead slip He wrested control of the match in the second set on winning a tight third game which went to three deuces on Ramkumar’s serve The Indian fired nine aces in the match and it his serve was the only shot that kept pegging Wu back But in the end lack-lustre hitting in cold and dreary Tianjin sealed his fate It was another example of how prickly and uncomfortable things can get away from home There wasn’t really a big crowd to get the hosts going but China used every bit of home advantage they could: The weather and slow low bouncing courts to secure the first two points Though it was their fight that clinched the day Apart from Grand Slam winning Li Na China’s tennis exploits have remained limited to their skillful doubles pairs But Wu and Zhang showcased a much-altered avatar of Chinese tennis on Friday They are both big guys (Wu is already 6’0" and Zhang 6’2") with big serves and big games And they are unafraid of unleashing those weapons In the second singles there were a few phases in the first set when things got a little hairy for Zhang He struggled with the ball-toss and Nagal was doing a good job of patrolling the baseline But the Chinese always found the right shot and firepower to blast through any potential hurdle Zhang brushed off a break of serve in the opening game to jump to a 4-1 lead He served a double fault when at 30-15 5-3 up to give Nagal a small opening and try and salvage the set Though Nagal did manage to break Zhang’s shaky serve he was blown off by Zhang’s heavy hitting in the very next game Rather than bouncing back the Indian rolled over and let Zhang ranked 247 to Nagal’s 213 run away with the match He lost six games in a row after losing the serve at 4-5 in the first set and won only three points off Zhang’s serve in the second As good as Zhang hit the ball on Friday Nagal’s ineptitude made him look better At 20 the Indian has a lot of growing up to do But he hasn’t made the best of the opportunities handed to him so far And this newly minted Davis Cup format won’t give him or the team much time to dissect defeat and iron out errors On Saturday they will be back on court fighting for survival Since 2014 India has made the World Group play-off every single time and have coasted past lower-ranked nations If they are to continue the streak India 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