Google+ Facebook Pinterest Facebook (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (Tom Coomes/ABC 57 Meteorologist) There is snow in the forecast but little is expected to stick Friday. Scattered snow showers and flurries are unlikely to accumulate with temperatures warming into the mid to upper 30s. There will be more snow showers Saturday and Sunday as a broad area of low-pressure swirls through the great lakes. At this moment, it is unlikely for more than an inch per day. There may be some lake enhancement Saturday, that could bring some areas a little more, but that still seems a stretch given the lack of true cold air. The pattern stays active next week but real cold air remains missing.There might be a chance of some snow flurries Friday across the state, but even if your city or town gets an inch or two, it won’t make up for the lack of snow Indiana has had so far this winter.WISH-TV Meteorologist Marcus Bailey says the entire state is below average, including northern Indiana, which has had a few big snow days this winter.“South Bend is a good example,” Bailey said. “19.5 inches of snow so far, and that seems like a lot, but that’s still running almost a foot below average.”Indianapolis typically sees 24 to 25 inches of snow every winter, and Bailey says there is still time to potentially reach close to that number. We’re only halfway through this winter season, and he says February is usually a pretty snowy month in central Indiana. He says it’s not even unusual to have a big snowstorm in March either. On March 24, 2018 — the day of the Indiana High School boys basketball state finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse — Indianapolis received close to a foot of snow.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Friday: Scattered snow showers. High 38.Saturday: Scattered snow showers. High 36.Sunday: Scattered snow showers. High 32. Little snow expected during weekend bout of winter weather Pinterest Google+ Previous articleProtests expected at Indiana, Michigan state capitols on SundayNext articleFire at vacant home in South Bend spreads to second home Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather By Jon Zimney – January 15, 2021 0 198 Twitter WhatsApp Twitter
I nearly decided to go on the Tuesday night ride, but then I couldn’t find the energy to find a babysitter as well as a set of lights after doing the Thanksgiving Day grocery shopping.Thank goodness.I got the groceries put away and a list made of all the crap I forgot, cooked dinner and whipped up some oatmeal cookies for the kids – all the time thinking I should’ve planned to ride on this beautifully warm fall night.It was later, as I lie in my bed to read a few pages whilst sipping a beverage, that I heard the distinct pattering of rain on the deck. It was now that I cheered.You know those times you are in the woods and it’s cold, and wet, and you’re tired, and you can’t see shit, that you start wishing for your warm bed?There you are, sludging the pedals around again and again as the muddy rain sprays up your back, the wheels slipping relentlessly against slick roots as you pedal forward with one stroke and slide back half the distance.Your eyes are squinted nearly shut against the needling pelts because even clear lenses are ridiculous – and now down the front of your shirt. Mud spatters into your bared teeth. The old sweat built up in the foam of your helmet from the last year loosens and begins streaming down your forehead and stinging your eyes. The gloves are squishy and cold, causing the fingers to go numb. What began as a cool sweat in the jersey is now a freezing, soaking cloth plastered to your chest. The rustling wind is now a sheer icy breath. The chamois remains somewhat elusive to large amounts of water, but is now grabbing at little bits of privates, causing you to stand. The downhill is like being sprayed with a hose, powered by a cooling fan, complete with slippery surfaces to cross, lit by headlamp.The shoulders cave forward in a protective embrace, and even if the ride is nearly over, there’s still that part about getting naked next to the truck while trying to keep the seats dry. There’s no hurrying when it comes to wet lycra, and sport bras are hard enough to manage when dry. At least the downpour washes some of the mud away. Then there’s the naked, getting into the front seat to get dressed while sitting on cheerios, candy wrappers and small pocket treasures, i.e. rocks, shells and tacks.The “dry” clothes aren’t all that dry any more and now the interior is layered with wet riding clothes – a smell that never really goes away. God forbid those clothes get left in there overnight, which is of course very tempting when the front door to the house and a hot shower is RIGHT THERE.But no. Tonight I slink down lower beneath the down and clutch my hot, sleepy time tea between my hands in the dim light as I drift in my cocoon to the soothing sounds of rain, my bike safe and dry on its hook in the basement below me.
In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The Ravens have cut Ray Rice. Hours after the release of a video that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiancee in February, the team terminated his contract Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)BALTIMORE (AP) – Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night.The matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t come soon enough for the Ravens, who finally get to play a football game in the wake of the media firestorm involving Ray Rice.Following Sunday’s 23-16 defeat against Cincinnati, Baltimore had not yet launched its short work-week when a video surfaced showing Rice hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator last February. The incident previously led the NFL to suspend the running back for two games, but the graphic video prompted the Ravens to release Rice and the NFL to suspend him indefinitely.From that point, coach John Harbaugh and his players were bombarded with more questions about Rice than the importance of avoiding an 0-2 start with two home losses against AFC North opponents.“It’s been a trying time,” wide receiver Steve Smith said. “You have to compartmentalize to some part, because if you don’t, this is a game that is physical and you can get hurt if your mind is not clear and focused on what you have to do.”Under different circumstances, the Ravens (0-1) and Steelers (1-0) would be asked about the intensity of a rivalry in which 10 of the last 12 games have been decided by three points or fewer. Maybe everyone would be talking about Pittsburgh’s second-half collapse against Cleveland last week.Instead, the topic of conversation was a running back who wasn’t supposed to play in this game anyway.The first question posed to Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in a conference call involved his thoughts on Ray Rice. He dutifully answered before quickly shifting gears.“We pray for him and his family,” Roethlisberger told the Baltimore media. “The biggest focus is the game on Thursday. … That is what we can control.”Here are some things to know about the Ravens-Steelers game:TOMLIN SIDESTEP: When these teams last met in November, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was looking at the scoreboard when he strayed onto the field while Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones was returning a kick.Jones altered his path and was tackled before reaching the end zone.Tomlin, who was subsequently fined $100,000 by the NFL, said this week: “Tell Jacoby he’s safe.”Said Jones: “I’m actually going up to holler at him right before the game and go, ‘Hey, what you got for me this time?””NEXT MEN UP: With Rice gone, the Ravens’ running backs are Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro. Pierce has two career starts, Forsett hasn’t started a game since 2010, and Taliaferro has never run the ball in the NFL.Advantage Steelers?“If you saw our run defense last week, you know that we would have respect for anybody’s ability to run the football,” Tomlin said.Cleveland rushed for 183 yards, including 100 by Terrance West in his first NFL game.THE BELL TOILS: Steelers second-year running back Le’Veon Bell doesn’t remember much from his trip to Baltimore. He left with a concussion following a helmet-to-helmet hit at the goal line“It’s football,” Bell said. “I still go all out, and probably in the same situation I probably would do the same thing. I would go right in there and try to get into the end zone for my team.”The Steelers had no problem with the way Bell played in the opener. He piled up 197 total yards, including a 38-yard touchdown sprint.NO HUDDLE, MO’ PROBLEMS: As remarkably easy as Pittsburgh’s first half against the Browns looked, the second half was just as troubling. The Steelers let a 24-point lead disappear in just over a quarter as their defense struggled to keep up once Cleveland started pushing the pace. The Browns amassed 288 yards in the second half.Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau expects the Ravens – and everyone else on Pittsburgh’s schedule – to do the same until his unit can stay focused once the tempo kicks up a notch.“The problems defending no-huddle, they’re certainly not unsolvable,” LeBeau said. “We have to do a better job of keeping our poise more than anything, and that’s what we’re working on. We’ll definitely be better on that.”WELCOME TO THE RIVALRY: Smith played with Carolina for 13 seasons before coming to Baltimore this season, so this will be his first taste of Ravens-Steelers.“That was one of the big things that were explained to me,” Smith said. “Every team has its rival; every team has a team that makes things very interesting, a little chippy.“It’s a big game Thursday. All that stuff going on throughout the city and just here, I’m looking forward to it.”___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Mysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?It’s surprising how many things in the world are commonly observed but never investigated scientifically. The few who have thought about why flamingos stand on one foot have simply speculated that it helps control body heat when standing in cold water, or helps them save energy by using just one foot at a time. Nobody really measured these ideas, or checked the birds’ anatomy– till now. The story is told by Lena Ting and Young-Hui Chang at The Conversation:Of course, as humans, we think standing on one leg is hard because it’s difficult for us. Tree pose in yoga becomes increasingly difficult as you lift your leg higher, reach your arms up and tilt your head. It becomes almost impossible if you close your eyes. Most of us wobble and sway, then put a foot down, and shake out the leg we were standing on.As scientists, the two of us are interested in how the brain controls the body – a field we call neuromechanics, at the intersection of biomechanics and neuroscience. Our latest research question: Just how do flamingos stand on one leg? Our search brought us up close and personal with a flock of juvenile flamingos and even flamingo skeletons and cadavers to figure out how they achieve their amazing feats of balance.In short, they found that the birds actually save energy by standing on one foot instead of two. The leg is positioned slightly at an angle, under the center of gravity, by bones and joints that form a right angle in the body (unlike our knees and hips). The limb joint locks in one direction, but stays open in the other direction. Playing with the leg of a flamingo cadaver, Ting and Chang found that the leg was able to balance in an upright position, even when slightly rocked. This indicates that one-legged standing is a “passive gravitational stay mechanism” not requiring active muscle control.Then, experimenting with live birds on a wobbly platform, they measured the energy expenditure in the one-legged and two-legged postures. Resting or sleeping required very little ‘postural sway’ control, but grooming and undertaking other active moves while awake took up to seven times more. Using two legs actually takes more muscle power than standing on one, they found. And so, with just a minimum of brain control, the flamingo can stand for long periods, and even sleep, on one skinny leg. “Gravity plus anatomy do the job,” they say. They published their findings in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters.Paul Rincon at the BBC News is not sure the team answered the when, where, and why questions sufficiently, but agrees they did provide new insight on the how question. Why is this good to know? Well, think of those commercials for free-standing canes for senior citizens:Why do we care? This study was a fun inquiry that revealed how different standing on one leg is for a flamingo compared to a person. As scientists, it’s rewarding to study the wonders of nature and to see how physics and biology are intertwined in the behavior of animals. Still, there are practical lessons that can be learned. Engineered systems with motorized joints and legs, such as some prosthetic devices and humanoid robots, expend quite a lot of energy just to stand up. Perhaps using some principles of flamingo balance could help to design more stable, yet agile and efficient, prostheses and robots.The study of living things is never in vain. Consider how these other investigations may help us all in our daily lives:We still have much to learn from biological systems —Science DailyBurrowing seeds are giving agriculturalists ideas for more effective means of penetrating the soil (Science Daily). Watch this amazing video of a filaree seed folding itself into a drill and drilling itself into the ground! (YouTube).Dandelion seeds make perfect tips for pipettes in chemistry labs (Phys.org, Science Daily).Animal eyes are inspiring new camera systems at the University of Glasgow (Phys.org).Wood from dead trees killed by beetles may come to life in the form of oil, reports Science Daily.Glowing fungi “will stimulate the development of fungal bioluminescence–inspired applications ” (Science Advances).Bird feathers‘ tricks of light may show up in your clothing and other materials some day, reports Science Daily.Mother-of-pearl, or nacre, is the “gold standard of biomimicry” according to a paper in Scientific Reports sharing the latest advances in imitating its superb materials properties.Frog legs, are not just good for food, they are”astonishingly complex” in their ability to jump forward and sideways, reports New Scientist. This will undoubtedly attract robot engineers.Venus flytrap leaves have inspired a robotic trap that can grasp and lift objects, says Live Science. It can pick up objects a hundred times its own weight, adds New Scientist.‘Dragonfly‘ is the inspiring name given a prototype drone that may one day explore Saturn’s moon Titan (Space.com).Would these living things inspire human designers if they were not intelligently designed in the first place?Parents, kids love to watch frogs jump. Use the opportunity to ask them questions that get them thinking: How does it do that? The more kids learn to ask how questions, the less they take things for granted, and the more they may be inspired to learn science in order to make the world a better place. Would they have those responses if continually told through school and media that everything just arrived by a chain of accidents?(Visited 555 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
South Africa is one of the most resource-rich countries in the world, with a wealth of mineral reserves under the ground. As the 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba draws to a close, we bring you the facts and figures about our globally significant mining industry.Design by Sandile Khumalo, words by Mary AlexanderClick image for a larger view:Sources: South Africa Yearbook 2014/15, Statistics South Africa (Bulletin of Statistics December 2015; Mining Production and Sales November 2015)
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Chelsea linked as Lyon coach Genesio leaves Fekir out of Cup squadby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon coach Bruno Genesio has sparked transfer talk after leaving Nabil Fekir out of his squad this weekend.The Mirror says Lyon have left skipper Fekir out of their squad for their French Cup clash this weekend.The French playmaker stayed with Lyon in the summer after his proposed move to Liverpool fell through.Fekir looked set to stay until the end of the season at least, although he has just 18 months remaining on his contract. But just days into the January transfer window, he has been suspiciously omitted from the squad for the clash with fifth-tier Bourges Foot.Fekir has also attracted interest from Chelsea in recent months with Liverpool’s interest in the playmaker seemingly ending in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Ron Hunter’s celebratory fall out of his chair proved to be a somewhat costly one – it was clearly worth it, though. On Thursday, the Georgia State coach dropped to the floor after his son, R.J. Hunter, hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament’s Second Round. Ron Hunter, who was sitting on a rolling chair because he tore his Achilles celebrating his team’s NCAA Tournament berth, cracked his cast as he fell to the ground. A doctor is on his way to Jacksonville to re-cast the foot. Ron Hunter told CBS Sports’ Jamie Erdahl about the situation Friday morning. What would you do for an NCAA Tournament victory?Georgia State is set to face Baylor on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on TNT.
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Thursday gave a big push to its social media campaign before the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, with its new music video titled Ma Mati Manush. The video was launched by party supremo Mamata Banerjee on her Facebook page.”I am very happy to share the new music video Maa, Mati, Manush for the forthcoming #LokSabhaElections2019,” Banerjee wrote in the Facebook post, sharing the 2 minute 38 second video on all her social networking pages. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe video presents the picture of a peaceful and harmonious Bengal and at the same time, takes a dig at the Narendra Modi government by claiming that it has not been able to fulfill its promises. The title of the video Ma Mati Manush (literally translating to Mother, Motherland and People), is a Bengali political slogan coined by Banerjee herself. It depicts the development that Bengal has witnessed under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. More than 8.5 lakh people are getting rice at the rate of Rs 2 kg under the Swastha Sathi scheme. The several people-friendly schemes of the state government like Kanyashree, Rupashree, and Sabuj Sathi have also been highlighted through the video. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt also lambasts BJP for creating an atmosphere of anarchy and riot in the country, through their efforts of trying to create division among people on religious grounds. It further reiterates that Bengal is a place where people of all caste, creed and religions live amicably. The video is a visual treat with beautiful imageries of rural Bengal, a man rowing a boat with a smile on his face, a group of Bengali women praying by the riverside, schoolgirls riding on bicycles and dancers performing wearing Chhau masks. A cheerful tune plays in the background. The song sung by Rupam Islam and Somlata Acharya has already gone viral on social media, through several shares with comments and likes pouring in abundance. It may be mentioned that TMC has already launched a web series called Pradhan Mantri Hisab Dao on social media recently, which compares various welfare schemes of the Narendra Modi government with those launched by Trinamool Congress in the state. It points out the failures of the Modi government in these schemes and demands an explanation from the Prime Minister regarding the same.