Solar eclipse draws students, families to Campus Commons

first_imgFacebook Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy Linkedin ReddIt Twitter printStudents and faculty flooded the Campus Commons Monday to witness the first solar eclipse seen in the United States since 1979.The TCU physics and astronomy department helped organize the event. John Donor, a TCU graduate student, said they had a total of four telescopes in the Commons for viewing the eclipse.“Three of them were your regular backyard telescopes, but we have a filter on them that blocks out 99.999 percent of the light,” Donor said.Donor said they had one telescope they called the H Alpha telescope. The H Alpha blocks out all wave lengths except a specific type that provides a better picture of the eclipse.Dr. Kat Barger, an organizer and assistant professor for the department, said these events are rare and she hopes people will be curious about science and want to learn about the sun and solar system.“We wanted to make sure that all of our horned frogs and TCU community were safe when watching the eclipse,” Barger said.Many kids, students and families were excited to be in the Commons viewing the eclipse.LaChristine Adams, a TCU senior, talked about her first time seeing an eclipse.“I was a little giddy,” Adams said. “It’s my first time seeing it, but it was also a little educational… I learned you don’t get to see a total eclipse in Fort Worth,” she said with a laugh.TCU student Andrew Lou said he came to the event because an eclipse like this doesn’t happen very often.Those who weren’t able to catch the eclipse today will only have to wait seven years for the next one. The TCU Physics and Astronomy Department plans on having another big event for the April 8, 2024 eclipse, during which Fort Worth will be in the path of totality. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts TCU had a viewing party for the eclipse in the campus commons. Linkedin ReddIt William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/center_img Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konig Welcome TCU Class of 2025 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Previous articleSolar eclipse livestreamNext articleHoroscope: August 22, 2017 William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of funlast_img read more

In Ireland’s recent history, a model for clean growth

first_imgClean economic growth is not just a pipe dream — it happened in Ireland between 1990 and 2010, when emissions dropped 10 percent even as the country’s economy grew 265 percent, the leader of that country’s Green Party said Monday.“Ireland … is one of those countries you can point a finger to and say, ‘You can de-carbonize an economy and still develop,’” said Eamon Ryan.Ryan acknowledged that the growth came in relatively green industries, such as medical devices, finance, and digital technology. But he also said that even in a much slower economy, investment in clean energy continues to pay dividends. Today, Ireland generates 20 percent of its power through wind energy; on windy days as much as half the nation’s power can come from renewable sources.“We can actually change the energy system,” said Ryan. “It takes time, but what amazes me is how quickly you can start to change.”Ryan presented Ireland’s story in Mallinckrodt Hall, speaking as part of the Center for the Environment’s “Future of Energy” lecture series. Ryan, who served as energy minister from 2007 until the Green Party was ousted from power in 2011, was introduced by the center’s director, Daniel Schrag, the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and a professor of environmental science and engineering.One of the lessons from Ireland, Ryan said, is the importance of political consensus around clean energy. While he was energy minister, the parliamentary debate on wind power was more about how much than yes or no.Ireland had many factors favorable to wind power, Ryan said. The country was highly dependent on foreign fuel, with more than 90 percent of its energy coming from imported fossil fuels. Wind was not just a solution to environmental issues, it also provided the nation with greater energy security.Also a factor was agreement across Europe that something had to be done on climate change. To address the problem, Ryan said, power has to be de-carbonized — by linking fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage technology, by increasing nuclear power, or by boosting renewables.For Ireland, heavy use of renewables has been the way to go, Ryan said. The nation has set a goal to get 40 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, a target it will likely meet, he said.Integrating energy systems across Europe will play a key role in increasing the proportion of renewable power, Ryan said.Other important steps include pushing to increase the use of electric vehicles, particularly since housing development over the last 20 years has doubled the length of the typical commute. Ireland has already moved to reduce carbon emissions in transportation, taxing vehicles based on carbon emissions rather than cost, a policy that has led to more fuel-efficient cars.Ireland has also adopted energy-efficient building standards and is working to retrofit existing buildings, with some 250,000 upgraded so far. The nation passed a carbon tax, which allowed a cut in personal income taxes, a change that Ryan said showed the public that the government has its priorities lined up properly. The carbon tax brings in about 1 percent of overall revenue.Ryan said he believes the next wave in reforming the energy system will focus on eliminating waste. He also said a new energy economy has to offer things, not just take things away.“The new alternative economy has to be a better economy,” Ryan said. “If we’re going to stop people from going from A to B, you have to have a C.”One area that needs improvement, he said, is communication on climate change. Advocates for measures to address the issue should admit scientific uncertainty where it exists, admit that the changes — though worthwhile — may be costly, and engage with opponents in a constructive way.“We need everyone involved. We should stop telling people what to do and start asking people for their help,” Ryan said.last_img read more

Other Sports Belgium Tour Success Will Boost Confidence For Tokyo Olympics: PR Sreejesh

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India won the Olympic Test event by beating New Zealand 5-0.The India Women’s team is ranked No.10 in the world.The FIH Olympic Qualifiers will be held in November. New Delhi: A successful away outing against world no.2 Belgium will definitely boost the confidence of the Indian men’s hockey team ahead of the Olympics qualifiers, feels experienced goalkeeper PR Sreejesh. The Indian team is coming off a successful Olympic Test event in Tokyo where they were crowned champions after thrashing New Zealand 5-0. The world no. 5 Indian men’s team will next tour Belgium in September before the all-important Olympic Qualifiers in November.  “The tour of Belgium is a massive series for us. They are the no. 2 side in the world and if we perform well against them then it will be a big confidence boost for us ahead of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers. Hopefully, we will win the series at their home turf,” Sreejesh said.  Talking about the success at the Test event, the 31-year-old, who was rested along with several senior players, said the team has the right balance for the upcoming FIH Olympic Qualifiers. “It’s been amazing to see the way our team has performed in the last couple of months. Our victory in the Olympic Test event showed that we have an excellent bench strength. The team has the right balance at the moment and we are confident of booking a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” he said.  Like their male counterparts, the Indian women’s hockey team also returned triumphant from the Test event after beating hosts Japan 2-1 in the final. Analysing the team’s performance, goalkeeper Savita said on-field communication was key to the team’s success at Tokyo.  “We were extremely pleased with our performance at the Olympic Test Event. Being unbeaten was a very heartening performance and especially playing toe-to-toe with world no. 2 Australia gave us a lot of confidence. The players are communicating very well on the field and therefore we have been able to win tournaments,” she said.The Indian women’s team, ranked 10 in the world, will take on England in September ahead of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers. “We have gained momentum at the right time with victories. However, we cannot get carried away with the results and need to continue to focus on improving our game. Playing the world no. 4 England side will be a tough challenge in a five-match series, but if we continue to communicate well on the field then we will surely produce great results,” Savita said.center_img highlightslast_img read more

England target sixth win at Costa Ballena

first_img Tags: Cheshire, England Men’s Team, Essex, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Yorkshire England will send a six-strong team to Spain next month to compete in the Costa Ballena Octagonal International Challenge.Warwickshire duo Sam Broadhurst (pictured above) and Max Martin are joined in the squad by Gloucestershire’s Joe Harvey, Cheshire’s Jack Brooks, Yorkshire’s Sam Bairstow and Arron Edwards-Hill from Essex.The event is being staged from 21-24 January at the Costa Ballena Ocean Club near Jerez.England will take on teams representing Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Portugal and Ireland.Now in its 19th edition, the tournament was first held in 2001 with England the inaugural winners.England have won it on another four occasions – 2005, 2006, 2014 and 2016.However, home advantage has proved crucial with Spain aiming to defend their 2019 title and claim their 11th overall victory.The format for the three-day event is morning foursomes followed by afternoon singles. 17 Dec 2019 England target sixth win at Costa Ballena last_img read more

SOCCER: DONEGAL YOUTH LEAGUE ROUND-UP

first_imgIt was a good weekend for the home teams in Ulster FA Youth  Cup matches played at the weekend. Bonagee United travelled to Keadue and were beaten by Rosses Academy courtesy of a second half strike from Darragh Hanlon.Letterkenny Rovers defeated Cappry Rovers 3-0- Letterkenny goals coming from Odhran McMacken ,Kieran McPherson and James Gillen and  Erne Wanderers also had a 3-0 home victory at the weekend beating Drumbar United. The Fanad United and Buncranna Hearts tie was called off.This weekend it’s cup action again, with four games down for decision in the John”Gorey”Curran Cup. Fanad United travel to play Rosses Academy, Drumbar United host Letterkenny Rovers, Erne Wanderers have home advantage over Bonagee United and Cappry Rovers are away to Illistrin FC. ResultsSaturday 11th FebruaryUlster FA Youth CupLetterkenny Rovers 3-0 Cappry RoversRosses Academy 1-0 Bonagee UnitedErne Wanderers 3-0 Drumbar UnitedFanad United P-P Buncrana HeartsFixturesSaturday 18th February John ” Gorey ”  Curran Cup Quarter  FinalsRosses  Academy v Fanad United (Ed Moore)Drumbar United v Letterkenny Rovers ( Liam Farren)Erne Wanderers v Bonagee United (Michael Stator) Illistrin FC v Cappry Rovers ( Donal McCafferty)All games kick-off 2pm. Extra-time and penalties if required.Games reversible if home pitch unplayable.SOCCER: DONEGAL YOUTH LEAGUE ROUND-UP was last modified: February 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:SOCCER: DONEGAL YOUTH LEAGUE ROUND-UPlast_img read more

Missing dog: Appeal launched to find missing family dog in Lifford/Raphoe area

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find a missing family dog in the Raphoe/Lifford area. The French Bulldog went missing yesterday and has not been since.The owners are anxious to see the family pet returned home safely. If you have any information to share please call 0868611075 or 0879426257 or contact Emma Gilfillan on Facebook.Missing dog: Appeal launched to find missing family dog in Lifford/Raphoe area was last modified: June 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New body to empower South African women

first_imgThe local branch of the multi-nationalBusiness and Professional Women willstrive to ensure that women get moreopportunities in the business world.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Toni GomesPresident, BPW South Africa+27 11 794 4991 or +27 83 212 9134 RELATED ARTICLES • SA women leaders unite for change • Women’s Month launched in SA • Women gain power, vote by vote • Clinton makes her mark in SA• SA’s women power aheadApril McAlisterThe local chapter of the international organisation Business and Professional Women (BPW), a fairly new entity in South Africa, is set to launch a national campaign to bring about change in business principles and the Companies Act so that women will have more of a say in decision- and policy-making, and be better equipped for their respective roles.BPW has had consultative status with the UN through the Economic and Social Council since 1947. At present there are a total of 21 members serving as representatives at the UN and its subsidiary organs, specialised agencies and related organisations.It has 90 branches in 80 countries throughout the world and assisted the UN in the promotion of its Women’s Empowerment Principles, a joint initiative of the United Nations Fund for the Development of Women and the UN Global Compact (UNGC).Subtitled Equality Means Business, these principles offer guidance on empowering women in the work situation, marketplace and community.The Department of Trade and Industry’s South African Women’s Entrepreneurial Network and BPW signed a memorandum of understanding in November 2010 and, together with the UNGC, will collaborate on projects pertaining to the empowerment of women.These include a register of women who are ready to sit on boards but have been overlooked, certification for businesses owned by women, and corporate governance training for women-owned businesses, particularly the small to medium enterprises. The DTI will give its accreditation to all courses.In a letter to BPW, UNCG’s executive director Georg Kell commended the organisation and expressed his hopes that equality for women in business would become one of its priorities.The Equality Means Business initiative will launch officially in South Africa on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2011. Download a booklet on the campaign (PDF, 365KB).Smashing the glass ceilingAt the fourth conference of the Alexandria Businesswomen Association in Egypt in October, BPW South Africa president Toni Gomes gave a presentation on the forthcoming national Equality Means Business campaign. Women at the event also took the opportunity to exchange new trends and methodologies.“As a delegate at the Alexandrian conference,” said Gomes, “I was enthralled at the work being done for women’s empowerment in the Arab countries.”She added, “The majority of Arabic women are in fact highly qualified businesswomen and professionals who hold very senior positions in the workplace.”Gomes believes that, despite the differences in culture, South Africa can learn a tremendous amount from Arab countries on advancing women in the business world.She recently returned from Berlin where she attended the inaugural International Businesswomen Forum. Here she presented a paper on women’s empowerment and spoke on the BPW’s upcoming campaign.As a registered non-profit organisation, BPW South Africa is looking for sponsorship to ensure sustainability. Once the campaign is launched, corporate partners may choose one or more principles with which to work toward their common goals.Representatives from BPW and Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH, a government funding agency in Germany, have met for discussions but have not disclosed the amount of funding, if any.Exchange of ideasIn April 2010, prominent women from Germany, South East Asia, Egypt and Southern Africa attended the North Rhine-Westphalian Businesswomen’s Convention held in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The prevalent Icelandic volcanic ash and its effects did not deter the women, who made alternate arrangements to get to the venue and were able to exchange new ideas for developing their own conferences.An international strategic workshop also took place, where the delegates discussed how to maximise the economic potential of women, among other important topics. Internationally there is a growing awareness of how the role of women as entrepreneurs can influence political stability and economic development.The World Bank, UN and the International Labour Organisation have programmes in place which focus on starting a small business and getting access to micro-credit. The push now is to develop strategies to strengthen the economic role of women entrepreneurs.Women’s Empowerment Principles:Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality;Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and non-discrimination;Ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all women and men workers;Promote education, training and professional development for women;Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women;Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy;Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. 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Groundspeak Weekly Newletter – December 28, 2010

first_imgMaps BetaMaps are at the heart of geocaching, so we are completely revamping the mapping system in multiple phases over the next several months. Version one of the Maps Beta is now live and can provide hours of entertainment as well as a range of exciting features.Features include:• Unlimited geocaches displayed anywhere in the world• Larger map with full screen view• Speedy geocache display using an innovative tiling solution• New map types including OpenStreetMap and OpenCycleMapWhen you visit the Maps Beta page, read the popup to see what features are coming soon.You can reach the Maps Beta page from the search results by clicking “Map it” and selecting “View the new Maps Beta.”Track Your Geocaching Stats!How far do you travel for most of your finds? Which size of geocache container do you find the most often? The new Geocaching Statistics feature can answer those questions. Geocaching Statistics lets you visualize your geocaching activity in different ways.Premium Members can see a range of detailed statistics in charts and tables, including finds by day of the year and the average difficulty and terrain ratings of their found caches. All members can see basic information such as what month of the year they find the most caches and a chart of finds per month.Thank you to the mygeocachingprofile.com website, which Groundspeak recently acquired so that we could add this great information to your Geocaching.com profile. Stay tuned – we will be incorporating more statistics in future releases!Benefits of Adding Home CoordinatesPlease enter your home coordinates so we can provide information on new geocaches and geocaching events near you.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedOne map. Endless inspiration.January 22, 2019In “News”Stats: Unleash Your Geocaching GeekJune 17, 2013In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Four reasons to start using Project-GCMay 30, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4: The Chinese Knockoff You’ve Been Waiting For

first_imgLens Construction6/7 Groups It’s no secret that photography and filmmaking is an expensive industry, so any opportunity to save a little money on quality is well received by consumers. This may shed some light on a shift in the gear industry…There will always be a demand for cheap equipment, but if more entry-level people begin purchasing less expensive ‘knockoff’ lenses, name-brand manufacturers may be forced to make lenses cheaper, effectively compromising quality for price.We’re going to be interested to see the quality of this lens. We are clearly not expecting it to be as good as the Canon 50mm, but eagerly await user tests.As of right now Yongnuo has not released a price or a release date for the 50mm f/1.4 lens. However, considering the price of the Canon is $400, we can probably expect to see the Yongnuo 50mm priced below $300.Is this lens going to be a good alternative to the Canon 50mm f1.4? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Aperture Blades8 Drive SystemDC motor Focal Length50mm Closest Focusing Distance0.45 m Filter Diameter58mm If you can’t beat ’em, create an exact copy and sell it for less?As far as Chinese knockoffs go Yongnuo is about as good as it gets. We’ve had some experience with shooting with a Yongnuo Speedlight and for the price you aren’t really going to find a better deal. Youngnuo products are primarily geared around lighting for photography. However, a recent announcement affirms that Yongnuo is expanding it’s product line by getting into the lens manufacturing business.One of these is a Canon Lens and the other is Yongnuo. Can you tell which one?Yongnuo has announced a 50mm f/1.4 that fits Canon EF lens mounts. The lens is a shameless ripoff of the similar Canon lens, but the specs are still pretty darn good. Most notably this cheap lens has 8 aperture blades making it a near replica of the Canon 50mm 1.4. The biggest difference comes in the form of the autofocus. The Canon has a patented Ultrasonic motor but the Yongnuo has a DC motor, so this might be a potential weak point in the Yongnuo lens. Here’s the rest of the specs:Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4 AF Lens Aperture Rangef/1.4-22last_img read more

Pradera continues to dominate PAL field

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  CEBU – Talk about going for the kill.Pradera Verde, even with its biggest gun resting, cracked par for the second straight day on Wednesday and is now on the verge of slaughtering the PAL Ladies Interclub Championship division field over a Cebu Country Club layout here that has been at the mercy of Lubao-based squad’s young roster.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NU fights off UST, improves to 2-1 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10PNP-HPG to field 695 personnel to secure ‘Undas’05:18After the Typhoon Part 201:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Saso, the 16-year-old former Philippine Team mainstay, birdied all the four par-5s in the opening round as she maximized her length off the tees to conquer the 5,100-yard layout.The Filipino-Japanese will also be looking to put the individual championship in the bag, and she would most likely have to do it at the expense of teammate Effendi and Constantino.Constantino came out for the second straight day and has a total of 109 points, one-under for two days.Meanwhile, Rita Horan fired 49, Christine Popp shot 42 and Jocelyn Garcia 39 as Alabang wrested the Founder’s Division lead with a second day 129 for 255, two points ahead of Manila Southwoods-Legends. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Indonesian Michela Effendi fired a three-under-par 69 worth 57 points, Harmie Constantino chipped in with 56 and Kristine Torralba accounted for 53 as Pradera pooled a second round 166 for 331, the highest ever two-round score recorded in the event’s 12-year history.READ: Newcomer Pradera leaves PAL field gaspingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBreaking par for the second straight day has also never happened before, and taking the brunt of that was reigning six-time champion Manila Southwoods-Masters, which could only come up with 153 to be 34 points behind.And unless Pradera fails to come to the venue to play the third and fourth rounds, it’s all over but the shouting as the rookie squad announced its coming in style and will dethrone SW-Masters in the most convincing way in the next two days. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Cebu CC fired 133 points for 273, 24 points behind SW-Masters.Bernice Ilas shot 53 points, Mika Fortuna contributed 52 and Sofia Chabon never got going and accounted for just 48 as SW-Masters sputtered for the second straight round.Coach Norman Sto. Domingo, despite the big lead, is not about to take it easy as he bared that he will have the talented Yuka Saso leading his third round crew to do the mop-up job this early.Saso played in the first round on Tuesday and fired 59 points. She will lead a team that will debut 13-year-old Annika Pineda-Cayabyab.“We will go all out and try and extend our lead,” Domingo said after watching his last player hole out on the difficult 18th hole of the age-old layout. “We would want to get this done early so that the players can relax on Friday (in the final round).”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more