Tapping into the science of the beer volcano

first_imgIf you’ve ever been a victim of “beer tapping,” then you’ll know how simultaneously annoying and entertaining the party trick can be. Your buddy uses his beer bottle to strike down on the top of yours. A moment later, your beer foams up and flows out of the bottle, leaving you soggy and thirsty. Now, a team of fluid mechanicists has explained how that volcano of suds emerges. The analysis could help explain the odd release of CO2 from lakes and even sound a warning note on plans to pump CO2 from power plants into the ground.”It’s beautiful work,” says Devaraj van der Meer, a physicist at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands, who was not involved in the study. “The explanation is very, very convincing.”The study began as you’d expect. “The first time we started thinking about this problem we were in a bar,” says lead author Javier Rodríguez-Rodríguez of the Carlos III University of Madrid. How does the tap on the bottle cause the beer to foam? The answer seems obvious. Beer is mostly water supersaturated with CO2. That is, there is more of the gas dissolved in the liquid than would normally stay in solution at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. 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The formation of new bubbles, or cavitation, occurs in milliseconds, as does the diffusion of gas out of the liquid and into the bubbles. So if that’s all that’s happening, then the beer ought to shoot out of the bottle in a tiny fraction of a second, Rodríguez-Rodríguez says. Instead, the beer oozes out of the bottle in a few seconds, so something else must be going on. To find out what it is, Rodríguez-Rodríguez; Almudena Casado-Chacón, a student at Carlos III University; and Daniel Fuster, a fluid mechanicist at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, trained a high-speed camera on tapped beers.The eruption has three stages, the researchers report in a paper in press at Physical Review Letters. First, in two-tenths of a millisecond, the bubbles multiply wildly. The tap sends a wave of compression down through the glass of the bottle. That wave reflects off the bottle’s bottom and comes back up through the liquid as a wave of expansion, enlarging the bubbles in the beer—the researchers used the Spanish brand Mahou. The wave then reflects off the surface of the beer and travels back through the liquid, this time as a compressional wave. That sudden squeeze breaks each enlarged bubble into many smaller ones—as many as a million, the researchers calculate.In the second stage, the tiny bubbles grow quickly. Each cloud of a million mini bubbles has a huge total surface area compared with a single bubble containing the same amount of gas. That surface area lets the CO2 diffuse out of the liquid very quickly, and in a few milliseconds the bubble cloud stretches to about 10 times its initial diameter—as the researchers studied by using a pulse of laser light to form a bubble cloud in a more controlled way. At that point, the growth of the cloud slows, as the bubbles have soaked up most of the excess CO2 in the surrounding liquid.Finally, after that brief pause, the third phase of the process kicks in. After about 100 milliseconds, the buoyant bubble clouds begin to rise through the liquid. They then start to swirl to form “vortex rings” that resemble smoke rings. That swirling draws in more liquid that is overloaded with CO2, in a process called convection. So the bubbles in the cloud begin to grow even faster than before in a self-reinforcing “autocatalytic” process. By the time a second has passed, a full-fledged beer fountain is bubbling up.”They really appreciated that there are different stages, and they explained them with simple physics,” says José Manuel Gordillo Arias de Saavedra, a mechanical engineer at the University of Seville in Spain. Other researchers might have tackled the problem by simply simulating the whole thing on a computer, he says. “Studies like this show that sometimes it’s better to think deeply about a problem,” Gordillo says.The work may also have broader implications for geophysical phenomena, Gordillo says. For example, on 21 August 1986, Lake Nyos, a lake on the flank of an inactive volcano in Cameroon, released a massive cloud of carbon dioxide that suffocated 1700 people. That catastrophic release of gas may have resulted from a landslide within the lake. It could have involved the autocatalytic process at work in the beer, Gordillo says.The physics identified in foaming beer might also affect plans to stash or “sequester” CO2 from coal- and natural gas–burning power plants deep underground to help combat climate change, Rodríguez-Rodríguez says. The beer study raises the possibility that a sudden “transient” phenomenon could upset such an underground reservoir and trigger a massive release of gas, Rodríguez-Rodríguez says. He stresses that he doesn’t know whether that could happen, but he wants to study the issue. “One of the contributions that the paper could have is just to get people look at what could happen when there are transients,” he says.From one experiment on beer, lots of ideas are bubbling up. Perhaps that’s worth a toast.(Video credit: Almudena Casado-Chacón/Carlos III University of Madrid)last_img read more

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first_imgForeign capital, which was sucked out of Indian stocks at the height of the economic meltdown last year, is now gushing back in.Foreigners have invested almost $14 billion in Indian stocks since April, whose value has almost doubled since its March lows. Foreign investors withdrew almost $8 billion during the same period last year. Related Itemslast_img

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Seven arrested in ‘witch-hunt’ case in Odisha

first_imgPolice arrested seven persons in Sundargarh district in Odisha on Sunday in connection with a ‘witch-hunt’ murder of a mother-daughter duo. Suspecting one Gangi Kerketta, 28, and her 5-year-old daughter Sibani of practising sorcery in Ravan Jhula village under Chandiposh police station limit, some fellow villagers brutally killed the two on September 9 and threw them into the Brahmani River to erase evidence. After the completion of preliminary investigation, Abakas Routray, sub-divisional police officer, Bonai, said the villagers dragged both the woman and the kid and tied them to a pole. They beat them brutally despite the two pleading for mercy, and hacked them to death. While Gangi’s body was recovered four days after the murder, Sibani’s body is yet to be traced. “Gangi had been branded as a witch. A migrant labourer from the village died due to illness one month after his return from Kerala. Villagers suspected Gangi’s role in the death. On September 9, villagers conducted a Sarna Puja (a tribal worship) and also convened a village meeting,” said Mr. Routray. At the village meeting, they decided to eliminate the mother and daughter as well as Birsa Kerketta, Gangi’s husband. Around 8.30 pm, Birsa Kerketta, who was outside at the time, saw the neigbours entering his house. Instead of rescuing his family, he fled to the forest.last_img read more

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Heatwave continues in Guj, Ahmedabad boils at 45 deg C

first_imgAhmedabad, May 17 (PTI) Most parts of Gujarat continued to reel under hot weather conditions today with mercury levels in many cities hovering between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius during the day.A severe heatwave gripped Ahmedabad and adjoining Gandhinagar today, as maximum temperature in both the cities was 45 degrees Celsius during the day, almost a notch above yesterday, according to MeT centre said here.Heat wave conditions prevailed in other parts of the state as well. Surendranagar was hottest in the state with maximum temperature of 45.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Kandla Airport 45.2, Amreli 44.9, Rajkot 44.3, Vadodara 43.9, Bhavnagar 43.8, Deesa 43.7, Vallabh Vidyanagar 42.8 and Bhuj recorded 42 degrees Celsius.According to Met Centre officials, the heat wave is not likely to subside in the next few days.”As per our prediction, maximum temperature in Ahmedabad will remain at 45 degrees Celsius for the next couple of days. Temperature may drop slightly only after May 20. Till then there wont be any respite from heat,” Assistant Director of Met Centre, Manorama Mohanty said.Meanwhile, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has issued a red alert for citizens, as temperature may remain around 45 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and Thursday.”Since the temperature touched 45 degrees today, we have issued a red alert, asking citizens to be careful for next two days,” Solanki added.According to AMC health officials, the heat wave has claimed two lives in the city so far.”Apart from the two deaths, around 20 people from the city fell ill in the last couple of weeks due to severe heat. Since the heat wave will continue to prevail for the next few days, we have issued an advisory for citizens, asking them to take precautions in order to avoid getting affected from the heatwave,” AMC medical officer Dr Bhavin Solanki said. PTI PJT PD NP DIPadvertisementlast_img read more

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Vidic: I want to be Man Utd manager

first_imgFormer Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic admitted he would love to take charge at Old Trafford after Jose Mourinho oversaw a 3-1 derby defeat against Manchester City at the weekend.United were outclassed and out-fought during the loss at the Etihad , as David Silva opened the scoring after just 12 minutes with a composed close-range finish.Sergio Aguero then doubled the scoreline two minutes after half-time, playing a neat one-two with Riyad Mahrez on the edge of the box before firing the ball past David De Gea in the United net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Anthony Martial halved the deficit ten minutes later from the penalty spot after substitute Romelu Lukaku was taken down by Ederson, but City made sure of the points late on as Ilkay Gundogan finished off a brilliant 44-pass move.Vidic, who played for United between 2006 and 2014, and retired from playing nearly three years ago, revealed that he would love to succeed Mourinho in the hot seat.”To be honest, in the future I would like to be the manager,” the Serbian told beIN Sports . “I would like to think that I know things. For me to criticise Jose Mourinho, as someone who may be in the future can become the manager, is not fair.”The Portuguese boss has come under intense scrutiny in the early months of this campaign as his side have fallen way off the pace in the title race while playing a negative brand of football, but Vidic insists that the club knew what they were getting into by appointing him back in 2016.”It’s not the Manchester we are used to watching,” he continued. “It’s Mourinho’s Manchester and, when he came to Manchester, you have to accept that he is the manager who is going to play this kind of football.”It is the kind of football he played at Inter, at Chelsea more or less, and [Real] Madrid maybe it was more open.”At the end of the day, that’s Mourinho’s football.”The United players will now have a fortnight to lick their wounds during the international break, before a return to Premier League action on November 24, when Crystal Palace visit Old Trafford.last_img read more

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Olympiakos Beats Lamia 1-0, Maintains Perfect Start

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Costas Fortounis’ penalty in the 29th minute gave defending champion Olympiakos a 1-0 win over newcomer Lamia in the Greek league on Saturday.Lamia was nominally the home team, but with its home ground still undergoing renovation, the game was played in Athens.Olympiakos played with a man down in the last 20 minutes after defender Hrvoje Milic picked up a second yellow card for bringing down an opponent, although TV replays suggested there was no contact between the players.Olympiakos has won both its games at the start of the season as it seeks a 20th title in 22 years.Also, Atromitos drew 2-2 at Panetolikos after leading twice and Xanthi won 2-0 at Platanias.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Saurabh Chaudhary sets junior record, wins gold in shooting World Cup

first_imgIndia 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary set a new world record in the 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.Saurabh shot a total of 243.7 in the 10m air pistol event and won a gold medal in the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation tournament.Saurabh, who earned the eighth gold medal for India in the prestigious meet, ended the eight-man final with a score of 243.7 after 24 shots, 4.1 points clear of Korean shooter Lim Hojin (239.6), who won the silver.Chinese Wang Zhehao walked away with the bronze medal with a total score of 218.7.The junior world record prior to this was 242.5 by Chinese shooter Wang Zhehao at the first ISSF Junior Wold Cup of the year in Sydney.The other Indian in the final, Anmol Jain, fell short of the podium, finishing fourth with 199.6.In the qualification, Saurabh had finished third with a score of 583, just ahead of Jain at 580.In the womens 25m pistol final, Manu Bhaker was fifth with 19 hits and Devanshi Rana was eighth with five.The trio of Saurabh, Anmol and Abhishek Arya stood first in the 10m air pistol team event with a combined score of 1730, while the team of Arjun Singh Cheema, Gaurav Rana and Udhayveer Sidhu was third.In December last year, Saurabh qualified for the Youth Olympics Games with a gold medal and a junior world record at Asia Youth Olympics Games qualification. He had shot 243.1 in the final then.With 8 gold medals, 1 silver and 5 bronze, India continued to top the medal standings.advertisement(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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South Africa to play in Pakistan? PCB chairman Ehsan Mani hopes to convince CSA

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani will travel to South Africa on Monday on a mission to convince Cricket South Africa (CSA) to support the return of international cricket to the troubled nation.Mani has said that his main priority remains to see the return of full international cricket to Pakistan and the country again hosting ICC events.An official source in the board told PTI that Mani would also be persuading the South African cricket officials to continue their support for the return of international cricket to Pakistan as last year the World XI included several South African players.”Mani will request them to also play a short limited over series sometime in 2019 in Pakistan, the source said.Mani is also due to meet with the Pakistan team players and management before the first Test from Boxing Day in Centurion and is expected to have a meeting with head coach Mickey Arthur about plans for the coming World Cup in England.The PCB is already keeping its fingers crossed that Cricket Australia (CA) will agree to send its team to Lahore or Karachi next March to play at least two ODIs, which are part of a five-match series scheduled in the UAE before the World Cup.PCB buoyed by media reports in AustraliaThe PCB has been buoyed by media reports from Australia that CA is considering it’s request to play part of the ODI series in Pakistan.”We are in ongoing discussions with the PCB about the One-Day tour in March next year. We recognise that the PCB and the Pakistan government are taking every step to improve the security for touring cricket teams and we’ll continue discussions with the PCB as the safety and security of Australian players and support staff is our number one priority,” said a CA spokesman in Melbourne.The statement came after PCB’s newly-appointed managing director Wasim Khan maintained that he is willing to address all reservations including security arrangements.CA has not sent its team to Pakistan since 1998.In March, 2009 after militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, top teams have declined to tour the country due to security concerns.But since last year, the PCB has succeeded in bringing some international cricket to home by hosting a short T20 series against an ICC World Eleven in Lahore last September and then hosting a lone T20 game against Sri Lanka also in Lahore in October.This year in April, the West Indies also toured and played a three-match T20 rubber in Karachi.advertisementAlso Read | Pakistan will be ready for Virat Kohli in 2019 World Cup: Wahab RiazAlso See:last_img read more

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Manchester United not satisfied despite winning run, says David de Gea

first_imgManchester United’s perfect record under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought renewed hope to the club but qualifying for the Champions League will still be ‘difficult’, goalkeeper David De Gea has said.Sixth-placed United have won all six league games since the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea from 11 points to three, but they are still 16 points behind league leaders Liverpool who have 60 points.”We’re happy with the wins but we aren’t satisfied with the overall situation. This is a club that should be fighting for the title,” De Gea told Sky Sports.”We want to get back into the Champions League places, which will be a difficult objective, but we have managed to reduce the points deficit quite a bit.”After advancing to the fifth round of the FA Cup at Arsenal’s expense, United next host Burnley in the league on Tuesday and De Gea is wary of their opponents who have won 10 points from their last four games.”They’re on a good run of results but we’re playing at home, and we’re also on a good run of form, so we’re fully confident of winning all three points,” the Spaniard added.”They are dangerous and we know the kind of style they will use against us. They like to put you under pressure with long balls, and they’re very dangerous at set-pieces.”United last beat Burnley at home in 2015 with the visitors earning a draw in the last two league matches at Old Trafford.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more

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‘Neymar’s Ballon d’Or chances better at Madrid’

first_imgTransfers Neymar’s Ballon d’Or chances would be better with Real Madrid, claims Perez Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 17:16 12/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar PSG Troyes Ligue 1 29112017 Getty Transfers Real Madrid Neymar PSG v Lille Real Madrid v Sevilla PSG Lille Sevilla Ligue 1 Primera División With rumours circulating that the Bernabeu side could one day move for the Brazil ace, their hierarchy have done little to quell those Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said Neymar would have a better chance of winning the Ballon d’Or if he moved to the Santiago Bernabeu.The former Barcelona star completed a world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in the summer for €222 million, with reports suggesting the Brazilian’s desire was to get out of the shadow of Lionel Messi and give him the chance to win the individual accolade.Subsequently, there has been talk that he could one day move to Real Madrid and, while that has been rebuffed by the player’s entourage, Perez believes that would be beneficial for the 25-year-old if that is indeed his burning desire. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Speaking after seeing Blancos star Cristiano Ronaldo lift his fifth title on Thursday, he said: “Being in Madrid would make it easier to win the Ballon d’Or.“Real Madrid is a club which gives all you need as a big player, everyone knows that I already wanted to sign him at one point.”Perez, meanwhile, paid homage to Ronaldo, hailing the Portuguese as one of the greatest ever.“I think that Cristiano Ronaldo is the heir to Alfredo Di Stefano, it’s an honour to count on a player as good as him,” he said.“He lives for football, he wants to be the best of all time and he does it not only with his talent but with his work, he’s a role model.”last_img read more

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I am not gay, clarifies James Faulkner after ‘boyfriend’ post causes confusion

first_img Reuters New DelhiApril 30, 2019UPDATED: April 30, 2019 09:55 IST James Faulkner celebrated his 29th birthday on Monday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJames Faulkner shared a picture of himself at a restaurant with his mother and a male friend”Birthday dinner with the boyfriend,” Faulkner captioned the Instagram postCA and Faulkner later issued statements clarifying that the “boyfriend” was actually a long-time house mateAustralian cricketer James Faulkner caused confusion about his sexuality on social media on Tuesday after posting a picture of himself having dinner with “the boyfriend” before later clarifying he was “not gay”.All-rounder Faulkner, who turned 29 on Monday, shared a picture of himself at a restaurant with his mother and a male friend with his 339,000 followers on Instagram and wrote: “Birthday dinner with the boyfriend”.He added the hashtag “#togetherfor5years”.The post drew over 20,000 “likes” and supportive comments from fellow international cricketers.Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell wrote: “Happy birthday mate! Great courage.”Former Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait echoed the sentiment, posting: “Great courage mate, bet you feel better happy birthday.”Global media, including Britain’s Daily Mail and The Guardian, reported that Faulkner had become the first Australian cricketer to “come out”.Cricket Australia (CA) poured cold water on the reports, however, with a spokesperson saying Faulkner had made a “joke” that was “taken out of context”.Both CA and Faulkner later issued statements clarifying that the “boyfriend” was actually a long-time house mate and good friend of the cricketer.”There seems to be a misunderstanding about my post from last night, I am not gay, however it has been fantastic to see the support from and for the LBGT community,” Faulkner wrote in a follow-up post on Instagram.advertisement”Let’s never forget love is love, however @robjubbsta is just a great friend. Last night marked five years of being house mates! Good on everyone for being so supportive.”CA apologised on Faulkner’s behalf for any “unintended offence” while taking a shot at the media that reported he had come out.”His comment was made as a genuine reflection of his relationship with his business partner, best friend and house mate of five years,” CA spokeswoman Karina Keisler said.”He was not contacted for clarification before some outlets reported his Instagram post as an announcement of a homosexual relationship.”James and CA are supportive of the LGBQTI community and recognises coming out can be an incredibly emotional time.”The post was not in any way meant to make light of this and, though the support from the community was overwhelming and positive.”Faulkner was named man of the match at the World Cup final in Melbourne four years ago but has not played an international since a one-day game away to India in Oct. 2017.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow James FaulknerFollow Cricket Australia I am not gay, clarifies James Faulkner after ‘boyfriend’ post causes confusionJames Faulkner later issued a statement clarifying that the “boyfriend” was actually a long-time house mate and good friend of the cricketer.advertisementlast_img read more

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All-round Hardik Pandya peerless in Indian cricket team: Virender Sehwag

first_imgAll-round Hardik Pandya peerless in Indian cricket team: Virender SehwagHaving served a BCCI ban, Hardik Pandya pummelled 402 runs in 15 innings in the IPL at a staggering strike rate of 191.42, and a highest score of 91. He is expected to repeat the feat at the 2019 World Cupadvertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 14:42 IST Hardik is part of the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAccording to Virender Sehwag, Hardik Pandya has become irreplaceable in recent timesHardik has played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indians’ record fourth title triumph in the IPL recentlyHardik is part of the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup and is expected to leave his mark in EnglandAll-rounder Hardik Pandya has talent unmatched by any other player in the Indian cricket team, says big-hitting former opener Virender Sehwag.According to Sehwag, Hardik is one that has become irreplaceable in recent times.Hardik has played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indians’ record fourth title triumph in the IPL recently, coming into the lucrative T20 league after enduring a tumultuous phase following his outrage-evoking remarks on women on a chat show.Having served the ensuing ban, the star all-rounder pummelled 402 runs in 15 innings in the IPL at a staggering strike rate of 191.42, and a highest score of 91.”There is no one even closer to Hardik Pandya’s talent with both bat and ball. If there was someone even closer to him, the three-dimensional players picked by BCCI, were even closer to him, Pandya would not have made it back into the team,” Sehwag told ‘Cricketnext’ website.Hardik is part of the 15-man Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup and is expected to leave his mark on the showpiece with his exploits.Along with India team-mate KL Rahul, Hardik was flown back from Australia after the duo made some controversial remarks on the chat show, ‘Koffee with Karan’ earlier this year.Also Read | Want to lift World Cup as well: Hardik Pandya after Mumbai Indians win 4th IPL titleAlso Read | Kuldeep’s flop show, Hardik’s sixes : How India’s World Cup-bound players fared in IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Hardik PandyaFollow Virender Sehwaglast_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Hants County

first_imgHANTS COUNTY: Trunk 101 Now Open, Exit 5 Closed Highway 101 between Exit 4 and Exit 5, which had been closed because of an accident, is now open. A second accident has closed Trunk 1 at the intersection of Trunk 14 at Garlands Crossing which is where traffic was being detoured from the previous accident on Highway 101. Exit 5 from Highway 101 to Trunk 1 remains closed. -30- Local Area Office: 902-798-2369 Fax: 902-798-2927last_img

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JUNOS SET TO SURPRISE WITH A BARN BURNER OF A SHOW SUNDAY

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Afie Jurvanen of the Bahamas does a soundcheck on Friday at Budwiser Gardens. (Turgut Yeter/CBC News) Advertisement This year’s 48th annual Juno Award Show will take place at the sold-out Budweiser Gardens on Sunday with host Sarah McLachlan moving things along onstage. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Facebook When the lights come up for the Juno awards in London, Ont on Sunday, executive producer John Brunton will be finished what he calls the most brutal part of the entire week.“From dress rehearsal to the show, all you think about is what can go wrong,” said Brunton.That gut-check feeling still sits in his stomach, even though this will be his 25th year working on the Junos. Twitterlast_img read more

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Security Council demands Ivorian parties comply with new peace timetable

In a statement read out in a formal meeting by its President for the month, Adamantios Vassilakis (Greece), the Council noted the Declaration on the implementation of the Pretoria Agreement on the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire, signed on 29 June in Pretoria under the auspices of the African Union (AU) mediator, President Thabo Mbeki.The new agreement is the latest effort between the Ivorian parties to revive a peace process deadlocked since April when talks faltered on setting a timetable for elections and disarmament. The elections were meant to herald the end of a conflict that exploded when rebels tried to oust President Laurent Gbagbo in 2002 and seized the north of the world’s top cocoa grower. The country has been divided ever since.Today, the Council reiterated its full support to the AU Mediation and welcomed its efforts, so that the forthcoming elections in Côte d’Ivoire were credible and held as planned, Ambassador Vassilakis said.The Council affirmed its readiness, in close consultation with the AU Mediation, to implement individual sanctions provided for in paragraphs 9 and 11 of resolution 1572 (2004) – which gave Ivorian parties one month to get the peace process back on track or face a travel ban and a freeze on their assets – against those who did not comply with those commitments or constituted an obstacle to their full implementation. read more

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New Alumni video to make Convocation debut

More than 3,500 students will be joining the ranks of Brock University alumni during Spring Convocation this week. They will be welcomed with the help of a new Alumni Association video to be shown during the graduation ceremonies.Brock’s office of Development and Alumni Relations worked together with the Marketing and Communications department to produce the video that introduces new graduates to the Brock University Alumni Association.The video features clips shot on campus, in the community and in the workplaces of several high-profile alumni. Those featured talk about how graduates from Brock are entitled to benefits such as discounts on services, credit cards and insurance. They also benefit from the continued use of on-campus services, including as access to the Walker Complex, the library and Career Services.“We want graduates to know that their time at Brock doesn’t end today and they can take advantage of being a Brock Alumni every day for the rest of their life,” said Shelley Huxley, Director, Alumni and Donor RelationsFeatured in the video are the following alumni:Chris Phillips (BBA ’94), President, Brock University Alumni AssociationSenior Advisor, Planning and Economic Development, City of HamiltonTyronne Balthazaar (BBA ’97), Manager, International Recruitment Services, Brock UniversityBrittany Gogo (BA ’06), Reporter, CHCH NewsTonya Verbeek (B.RLS. ’00, BEd ’03, MEd ’06), Olympic Wrestler and Coach, Wrestling CanadaGreg Plata (BSM ’08), Director, Content Creation, TraffikKyle Dubas (BSM ’07), Assistant General Manager, Toronto Maple LeafsJoel Dembe (BSM ’07), ParalympianRick Campanelli (BPhEd ’94), Canadiantelevision and radio personality read more

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Commentary Team USA is most at home in Columbus

United States Men’s National Team supporters cheer on the U.S. during a game against Mexico Sept. 10, at Crew Stadium. The U.S. won, 2-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWhen sports fans think of rivalries in the United States, Red Sox-Yankees, North Carolina-Duke, Lakers-Celtics and Ohio State-Michigan come to mind.Soccer is often left out, but the United States Men’s National Team versus the Mexico national football team is quite possibly the biggest athletic rivalry in North America. Soccer fans are crazy about their teams, showing support by singing endlessly, lighting flares and throwing streamers on the pitch.The drama continues in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. Before Tuesday night, the U.S. men’s national team stood in second place with 13 points, while Mexico was in fourth place with eight points. The U.S. team could not afford two consecutive losses and risk dropping to third place. Likewise, Mexico needed a win to help their 2014 World Cup chances.Columbus was the perfect place for the U.S. to bounce back and take on Mexico in what was arguably the biggest World Cup qualifying match to date.After losing away to Costa Rica Friday night, it was clear the U.S. was glad to be home — as it is undefeated all-time in Columbus against Mexico, posting a 7-0-3 record. The American supporters have always provided an amazing atmosphere at Crew Stadium.The tradition began in 2001, when the U.S. first played Mexico at Crew Stadium and won 2-0. The pro-American crowd helped create a psychological advantage, and they continued to schedule the biggest game in Columbus to very positive results. Since then, the U.S. has won “dos a cero” every time.The fans played a key role in the U.S. victory Tuesday night. It seemed like all 24,584 fans stood throughout, raising noise levels off the charts. Chants of “We are going to Brazil” and “Dos a Cero” echoed throughout the stadium.Columbus might officially be the center of soccer in America.Fans from around the nation provided strong support beginning weeks before the game and kept it up through the final whistle.It all began with U.S. soccer’s newest social media campaign, where supporters were able to send messages using the #FanWall that would be displayed in the Columbus Crew’s tunnel. The wall was the last thing the players saw before entering the field.Prior to the game, former player and current brand ambassador for the Crew, Frankie Hejduk, said the wall is a motivational tool.“It motivates you. I’m all for any type of motivation that gives you some sort of advantage,” Hejduk said. “That wall is definitely one of those things that do it for the players.”U.S. manager Jürgen Klinsmann took to social media himself, tweeting from @J_Klinsmann Sept. 8, “awesome sayings on the #FanWall. Thank you so much!”It’s awesome avid soccer fans in the U.S. were able to interact with the players this way. Fans showed support through messages like “We win together. We lose together. We stand together.” Others included “11 on the field. 27k in the stands. Millions around the country. On this field, on this night, we all believe in you.” These words had to have been massive for the team’s confidence. It gives the players inspiration knowing how much fans appreciate them.Columbus is a football town in more than one way. The city might not hate Mexico as much as it hates Michigan, but the support for their team is just as strong.Columbus, take a bow. You’ve done it again on the biggest stage.Despite rumors of moving the game elsewhere, Columbus should plan on witnessing plenty more U.S. vs. Mexico matchups. It was a game soccer fans will remember for a lifetime. read more

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Ohio State fans in awkward situation with Michigan in Final 4

With Ohio State’s basketball season coming to an unexpected end Saturday night in the Elite Eight matchup against Wichita State at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, many Buckeyes are still trying to get over it. Junior guard Aaron Craft said he’s going into the offseason with big expectations for next year. “It’s tough right now. It’s crazy to think I’m down to one year left,” Craft said after the game. “We have to understand there’s a sense of urgency now. Ohio State is one of the best places in the country to be and we need to make the most of it.” Just a year ago, OSU students and fans from all over the country were preparing their trips to New Orleans for the Final Four. Unfortunately this year’s team couldn’t make it back. The Buckeyes haven’t made consecutive Final Four appearances since the 1960s, when they went to the Final Four three straight years (1960-1962). The four teams that will be playing in the Final Four are No. 1-seed Louisville, No. 9-seed Wichita State, No. 4-seed Syracuse and No. 4-seed Michigan. Heading into the NCAA Tournament, some analysts, like former NBA superstar Charles Barkley, felt the Big Ten conference was overrated despite having seven teams in the tournament. Now, Michigan is the only remaining Big Ten team, putting many OSU fans in an awkward position. Allison Roda, a fourth-year in marketing and strategic communication, said she isn’t happy that Michigan is in the Final Four and OSU is not. “I’m definitely upset about it,” Roda said. “It just sucks and I don’t really care that there’s a Big Ten representative, I’d just rather it had been us.” Although there are quite a few Buckeye fans that feel the same way as Roda, there are also some fans that think Michigan making it to Atlanta for the Final Four reflects well on OSU. Tyler Shebeck, a first-year in business, is one of those fans with a positive attitude. “I’m happy Michigan is in the Final Four,” he said. “It’s a bummer we’re not, but at the same time, you have to look at it as a team representing the Big Ten, not as a rival. Plus it helps my bracket.” Whether you like it or not, Michigan will be playing in the Final Four and has a legitimate shot at a national championship. If you want to root against them, be my guest, but I can tell you right now whenever there is a chance to make the Big Ten look good and not appear to be a purely football conference, I will jump on that bandwagon. Michigan is set to face Syracuse Saturday at 8:49 p.m. at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Coverage will be on CBS. read more

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Columbian staffers honored for work in regional competition

first_imgStaff members at The Columbian were recognized for their writing, photography and design during 2016 in a regional journalism competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.The honors included five trophies for arts and entertainment writing, comprehensive coverage, page design, sports column writing and sports video reporting. Staffers also received three runner-up certificates for sports column writing, general news photography and feature news reporting.The contest recognized work done by print, broadcast and online journalists in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.The winning entries among mid-sized news staffs included a trophy for comprehensive coverage to Brooks Johnson and Dameon Pesanti for their Oil Town series of articles on a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.Scott Hewitt won a trophy for arts and entertainment writing for his story “Paul versus Paul,” comparing and contrasting Paul Simon and Paul McCartney.Tim Martinez won a trophy for sports column writing for three columns, “Time to consider schools’ classification success in reclassification process,” “Special relay reminds us what prep sports are all about” and “Public schools vs. private, what do the facts say?”last_img read more

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