The Blue Eye application was presented – a synergy of citizens and experts in solving problems and protecting the Adriatic Sea

first_imgOn the occasion of World Ocean Day, which is celebrated on June 8, the Natural History Museum of Rijeka presented the Blue Eye mobile application, which is intended for systematic recording of data on marine organisms and marine pollution in order to increase knowledge about the sea and its effective protection.Anyone who stays in nature, on land or on, and in the sea, while walking, hiking, diving, sailing or swimming can report the observation of an unusual event that threatens the current state of the environment. When encountering an unknown, interesting, or potentially dangerous species, you can find out what you saw, whether the plant or animal species is protected, rare, or dangerous. “By registering for the Blue Eye application and filling in the data, we will receive information about your observation in nature, an unusual event or a recorded species along the coast, in or on the surface of the sea. At the same time, as soon as possible you will receive feedback, find out what kind it is, its biology and ecology as well as the solution to the problem, if it is pollution”They point out from the Natural History Museum in Rijeka and add that the recorded data provide experts with useful data that serve them in further research, and feedback on the recorded species correctly inform the public.By submitting photos and data, citizens, individuals actively participate and help in professional and scientific research (Citizen Science), which provides a better overview of the movement of a particular species or group of organisms and is more effective in organizing measures to protect the Adriatic Sea.Ultimately, the purpose of using the application is mutual – fast information and education of citizens as well as effective action of responsible services and experts in solving possible problems in the protection of the Adriatic Sea.Win – wn for everything.See more about the Blue Eye project and the mobile application herelast_img read more

COVID-19 rapid test officer arrested following harassment, extortion report

first_imgRead also: Soekarno-Hatta Police receive report of sexual harassment during COVID-19 testAccording to investigators’ findings, EF recently graduated from a medical school at a private university in North Sumatra. However, he does not have a medical license because he has yet to complete an internship program.“We will question representatives of the Indonesian Medical Association [IDI] and the university to confirm whether the suspect had indeed graduated from medical school,” Yusri said.Clinical laboratory firm PT Kimia Farma Diagnostika, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company PT Kimia Farma, said it would pursue legal action against EF, who is an employee of the company. (dpk)Topics : The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Police have arrested a medical worker accused of sexual misconduct and extortion by a traveler who underwent a rapid COVID-19 test at the airport in Tangerang, Banten.The suspect, identified as EF, was arrested at a rooming house in Balige, Toba Samosir regency, North Sumatra. He was with his wife and children during the arrest. “A team arrested the suspect today [Saturday]. We have brought him in for interrogation,” the police’s criminal detective chief, Comr. Alexander Yurikho, said on Friday as quoted by tribunnews.com.Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said EF fled to Balige after the victim had shared her experience on Twitter, saying the incident occurred on Sept. 13 when she was about to fly to Nias, North Sumatra. The post later went viral.Soekarno-Hatta Airport Police named EF a suspect and went to his rooming house in Tangerang, Banten, but did not find him there.“EF told investigators that he immediately left for North Sumatra by using public transportation after reading the [viral] tweet,” said Yusri.last_img read more

Foreign equity exposure buoys first-half returns at Swiss schemes

first_imgOver the long term (since 2000), both calculations show an average annualised return for Swiss Pensionskassen of approximately 2.6%.Meanwhile, Towers Watson reported an improvement in the quarterly reports of Swiss company pension plans regarding funding levels.Over the second quarter, the average funding level increased by 100 basis points to 100.7% as per end-June.However, the 103% mark reached at the beginning of the year was missed, the consultancy said.Peter Zanella, head of retirement solutions at Towers Watson Zurich, said cutting the conversion rate to 6%, part of the Altersvorsorge 2020 reform package, would give Pensionskassen more flexibility in tackling the “most pressing challenges of this century”, including increasing life expectancy and low interest rates.But he also stressed that the debates have “only just begun”, and that the final wording of the reform package was yet to be determined.“Until then, the possible effects on Pensionskassen will remain unclear,” he said. Swiss pension funds produced an average return of 4.9% over the first half of the year, according to estimates by pension fund association ASIP, while Credit Suisse, using a different sample, calculated a 4% average return in its Pensionskassenindex.One reason behind the differing figures is the allocation to foreign equities, considerably higher in ASIP’s sample, ranging between 12% and 41%. In the CS Index, the average was 17.5% as per year-end 2013.According to the pension fund association, there has been a “significant” shift towards foreign equities in recent years, from an 11% median allocation in December 2008 to 23% in June 2014.The average exposure to domestic equities in ASIP’s sample, 4-20%, is closer to the Credit Suisse average at 14%.last_img read more

All Set for Heise-Roberts Levee Repair Project

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors plan to begin work Saturday, September 15, to rehabilitate flood-damaged areas of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, located near Rigby, Idaho, on the upper Snake River between Jefferson and Madison counties. The levee was damaged in multiple locations by sustained high flows during the 2017 and 2018 flood seasons.The Corps’ Walla Walla District awarded a contract on June 29, 2018, to S.E.A. Construction LLC, a small business from Raymond, Washington, for approximately $1.79 million to repair the levee.“We are looking forward to completion of these vital repairs and appreciate the support of our federal partners,” said Jefferson County Emergency Manager Rebecca Squires.“While the work is underway, residents may expect an increase in heavy truck traffic. We encourage motorists to give these trucks plenty of space on the road, understanding that they don’t speed up or slow down quickly.” The rehabilitation project will require about six weeks to complete.last_img read more

Lukaku late show seals thriller

first_img Matt Jarvis, once again proving a handful down the left wing, skillfully threaded his way infield and teed up Morrison and the former Manchester United midfielder drilled the ball home via the deflection. Barkley was booked for a nasty tackle on Morrison that saw him stamp down his outstretched leg and Kevin Nolan attempted to overpower Tim Howard at the ensuing free-kick, but the Everton keeper showed courage. Lukaku came on for the second half and his delicate early touch was taken on by compatriot Mirallas, who raced to the byline and crossed only for West Ham to recover by getting numbers back. Naismith had also made way for McCarthy as Roberto Martinez attempted to invigorate his side, but the Hammers were more creative with Jarvis galloping free and just failing to find Modibo Maiga. Showing vision once more, Lukaku played Barkley into the area only for England midfielder to run down a blind alley. Everton maintained the pressure, however, with Baines sending a cross to the far post but it was too fast for Mirallas to reach. The initiative had been seized and in the 62nd minute the equaliser arrived, Baines steering a terrific 20-yard free-kick beyond Jaaskelainen into the top left corner. Noble flashed a corner wide of the left post and Baines forced a save from close range as the match opened up. Noble powered home from the spot after being hacked down by McCarthy, but then he trudged off after receiving a second yellow from Mason and Baines delivered the equaliser. The outstanding Lukaku deserved a goal and it duly arrived as he nodded Everton to victory. Press Association The dominant figure on the pitch, it was a superb performance from Lukaku that strengthens the suspicion Chelsea were foolish to send him to Goodison on a season-long loan. The Toffees had equalised twice through Leighton Baines, who struck two brilliant free-kicks in front of England coach Roy Hodgson to keep his side in contention. The second arrived in the 84th minute after Mark Noble was shown a second yellow card after hacking down Ross Barkley from behind. It was cruel twist to the afternoon for Noble, who shortly before had dispatched a penalty he had won himself after having his legs swept beneath him by blundering substitute James McCarthy. West Ham – missing attacking options Andy Carroll, Joe Cole and Stewart Downing to injury – can at least take comfort from the end of their scoring drought which had lasted 314 minutes until Ravel Morrison fired them ahead after half an hour. Everton went close after six minutes when Mirallas tested Jussi Jaaskelainen and Steven Naismith was inches away from a second attempt when the ball sailed past. There was plenty of early endeavour from both teams but the visitors were more precise in the final third with the busy Mirallas looking dangerous. It was West Ham who showed precision in the 31st minute as they surged ahead, although a large deflection off Phil Jagielka helped them take the lead. Romelu Lukaku struck the winner as Everton departed West Ham with a 3-2 Barclays Premier League victory that exploded into life in a dramatic climax at Upton Park. With the teams locked at 2-2, Lukaku nodded home Kevin Mirallas’ cross with six minutes left to celebrate his Toffees debut by plundering the decisive score. The Belgium striker, whose half-time arrival at the expense of Nikica Jelavic galvanised Everton, needed treatment after clashing heads with Joey O’Brien in the act of scoring but was able to continue. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports — Several NFL teams canceled practices. The Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team all decided to not take the field Thursday. — The tennis tours paused play Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.— Football practices were canceled at Boston College, Kentucky and South Florida in joint decisions made by coaches and players. The teams were inspired by NBA players who decided against playing to protest racial injustice. MLB-BLUE JAYS-MARINERS TRADEMariners trade Walker to Blue Jays for player or cash — Joc Pederson was the hitting star in the Dodgers’ 2-0, Game 2 victory, hitting a solo homer and scoring an insurance run on Will Smith’s double. Seven pitchers combined on a two-hitter as Los Angeles completed the sweep. The Dodgers won the nightcap despite collecting just three hits.— Cole Tucker singled home in the go-ahead run in extra innings and the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 4-3 in Game 1. The seven-inning game went to extras tied at one before the Bucs scored three times in the eighth, including an RBI single by Bryan Reynolds and an error by third baseman Brad Miller. Chad Kuhl delivered six innings of one-run ball for Pittsburgh.— The Pirates came away with a sweep as Erik Gonzalez and Adam Frazier provided RBI singles in a 2-0 decision over the Redbirds. Cody Ponce earned his first big league victory by pitching into the sixth inning of his first start, limiting St. Louis to five hits.— There was a thrilling end to San Diego’s 10-7, Game 1 win over the Mariners. Wil Myers hit a game-ending three-run homer with two outs in the Padres’ seven-run seventh. Manny Machado homered twice and had four RBIs, and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. hit his big league-leading 13th homer an estimated at 448 feet onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building. — Rookie José Marmolejos hit his first grand slam and Shed Long Jr. also connected in a six-run first that carried the Mariners to an 8-3 victory and a split of their twinbill with San Diego. Manny Machado also went deep for his third home run of the doubleheader. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEBoycotts highlight MLB scheduleUNDATED (AP) — It was a typical start to a major league game as players from the New York Mets and Miami Marlins stood in their dugouts for the national anthem. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on “figures who are the face of the league” to do more to help fight social injustice.The sixth-year pro made it clear Thursday he was talking about the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the ones who have the most influence in games, in locker rooms and in communities. Think Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson, for starters.Conley said those in the NFL “who are irreplaceable” need to step up, but he doesn’t see it happening. He says there are leaders in the league who are speaking up and willing to make a sacrifice.In other NFL news:— The missing father of Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up early Thursday at a ranger station at a Florida state park. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee (kih-SIH’-mee) Prairie Preserve State Park. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family. His son, cornerback Mackensie Alexander, was jailed Wednesday on a misdemeanor battery charge after deputies say he beat up a man who had last seen his father. Players took their positions, then reserves and coaches filed out of both dugouts and stood silently for 42 seconds to honor Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in modern major league history. Both teams then returned to their clubhouses, leaving only a Black Lives Matter T-shirt at home plate.It was yet another MLB game to be boycotted following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last weekend.Oakland’s game at Texas was among six other major league contests that were postponed Thursday as teams boycott over racial injustice. Also postponed were Philadelphia at Washington, Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Minnesota at Detroit, Colorado at Arizona and Boston at the Blue Jays in Buffalo, New York. Without much apparent guidance from MLB, teams were left to make decisions for themselves.The only games being played Thursday are doubleheaders, three of which were makeup games following Wednesday boycotts:— Clayton Kershaw struck out four and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings Thursday, leading the Dodgers past the Giants, 7-0 in the opener. AJ Pollock belted a two-run homer and Dodgers star Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in his 824th game with his sixth-inning single. Austin Barnes doubled in two runs to highlight the Dodgers’ four-run fourth, when they also got RBI singles from Joc Pederson and Corey Seager. Dustin Johnson opened with a 71 after winning The Northern Trust last week to move to No. 1 in the world. Tiger Woods finished with three straight bogeys for a 73. Woods needs to finish around fourth to have any hope of returning to East Lake next week in Atlanta to chase the $15 million bonus for the FedEx Cup winner.TENNIS-US OPEN-DRAWOsaka-Gauff rematch could happen in US Open’s 3rd roundNEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 16-year-old Coco Gauff could face each other at the U.S. Open again. The tournament draw set up a possible third-round rematch. — The Reds knocked off the Brewers, 6-1 in Game 1 as Jesse Winker homered twice and prized prospect Jose Garcia singled in his first big league at-bat. Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray allowed four singles over five scoreless innings, striking out four and walking two. Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) accounted for Milwaukee’s run with a sixth-inning homer.RACIAL INJUSTICE-SPORTS2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injusticeUNDATED (AP) — An unprecedented walkout over racial injustice has postponed a second day of the NBA playoffs. The NBA decided to postpone three more games Thursday to join the three that weren’t played Wednesday, when players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. The Milwaukee Bucks initiated the action in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. — 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan called off practice after losing two more key players this week to injuries. Shanahan opted to hold a walkthrough instead of a full practice a day after a physical session with a roster with a number of players hurt.PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIPMatsuyama leads amid tough conditionsOLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama (maht-soo-YAH’-mah) birdied two of his last three holes for a 3-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Tyler Duncan through one round of the BMW Championship. Matsuyama carded one of only three rounds under par on a course that was long, tough, firm, fast and nothing like the last two weeks on the PGA Tour. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league hoped to resume Friday or Saturday. President Donald Trump criticized the NBA’s action, telling reporters that the NBA has become like “a political organization.”The WNBA also called off its three games for a second night.In related developments:— The NHL postponed its Stanley Cup playoff games scheduled for Thursday and Friday in response to the Blake shooting. The decision was reached by the league and the NHL Players’ Association, and was made after members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance asked the NHL to postpone the playing of games. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane says the HDA strongly feels this sends a clear message that human rights take priority over sports. SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash. Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSNo. 4 Georgia loses WR Blaylock to season-ending knee injuryUNDATED (AP) — Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock will miss the 2020 season following his second serious knee injury in two years. Blaylock, a part-time starter in 2019, was one of the team’s top returning receivers and return specialists. August 27, 2020 Georgia says Blaylock, a sophomore, hurt his left knee on Wednesday in a non-ontact drill. Blaylock will need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2021 season. In other college football news:— A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a jury to force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln contends, among other things, the players lost opportunities for development in football, will lose exposure for possible professional football opportunities and won’t be able to market themselves in order to eventually capitalize on name, image and likeness revenue opportunities. The Big Ten had no immediate comment.NFL-JAGUARS-CONLEY’S CHARGEJaguars’ Conley calls on NFL QBs to lead charge for change Other potential women’s quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova vs. No. 8 Petra Martic; No. 2 Sofia Kenin vs. No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka; and No. 3 Serena Williams vs. No. 7 Madison Keys.Only two of the top eight women in the WTA rankings entered the hard-court tournament. Among those missing are No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu.Defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, and 20-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer are also among those absent in New York this year. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic did decide to play.The U.S. Open begins Monday.last_img read more

Thomas, Simmons fire Windies to opening Twenty20 win

first_imgKANDY, Sri Lanka, (CMC) – Speedster Oshane Thomas conjured up a stunning maiden five-wicket haul while opener Lendl Simmons hit a measured unbeaten half-century, as West Indies celebrated captain Kieron Pollard’s 500th Twenty20 with a clinical 25-run victory over Sri Lanka here yesterday.Managing to shake off any lingering lethargy from the 3-0 whitewash in the preceding one-day series, the Caribbean rallied to 196 for four off their 20 overs after opting to bat first at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, with Simmons top-scoring with 67 not out off 51 balls.All-rounder Andre Russell, in his first T20 International in nearly two years, clobbered a feisty 14-ball 35 and Pollard matched him with an equally brutal 15-ball 34, while opener Brandon King chipped in with 33 off 25 deliveries.West Indies were 90 for one at the half-way mark but the assault from Russell and Pollard saw the visitors gather 106 from the last 10 overs.In reply, Sri Lanka were rocked by Thomas’s opening burst, the right-armer taking the first five wickets to fall to reduce the hosts to 56 for five at the end of the sixth over.Opener Kusal Perera engineered a recovery with a high class 66 from 38 balls while Wanindu Hasaranga belted 44 from 34 balls but Man-of-the-Match Thomas (5-28) had already done the damage and Sri Lanka were dismissed for 171 at the start of the final over.Desperate to shake off the disappointment of the ODI series, the reigning world champions were handed an excellent start by Simmons and King as the pair posted 74 off 50 balls for the first wicket.Simmons counted seven fours and two sixes while King struck five fours and a six before holing to long-on in the ninth over off left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan.The incoming batsmen then all batted around Simmons, Nicholas Pooran (14) helping to add 32 for the second wicket and Russell smashing two fours and four sixes in adding a further 39 for the third wicket.When Russell was beautifully yorked by veteran speedster and captain Lasith Malinga in the 16th over, Pollard arrived to sustain the intensity, striking three fours and a couple of sixes in a 45-run, fourth-wicket stand with Simmons.Thomas then wasted little time putting the Windies in command as he turned the game on its head in the second over when he knocked over Avishka Fernando (7), Shehan Jayasuriya (0) and Kusal Mendis (0) in the space of four balls.Fernando was taken on the second attempt by wicketkeeper Pooran off a short, quick delivery, Jayasuriya holed out to third man off the next ball and with the final delivery of the over, Mendis gloved another short one behind.Tottering on 17 from three, there was some respite courtesy of a 24-run stand between Kusal and Angelo Mathews (10), allowing Sri Lanka to steady themselves.However, Thomas shook up Mathews with a blow to the head and then removed him three balls later in the fourth over to a brilliant running catch in the deep by Russell. And when the 23-year-old, who escaped serious injury in a vehicular accident just two weeks ago, bowled Shaaka leg-stump in his next over, Sri Lanka’s innings was in strife.Kusal capitalised on Thomas’s exit from the attack, counting half-dozen fours and three sixes in an 87-run, sixth-wicket stand with Hasaranga who struck four fours in his knock.The pair were hauling Sri Lanka back into the contest when Hasaranga perished in the 16th over, lbw to medium pacer Rovman Powell (2-31), and the challenge quickly fizzled out as the last five wickets went down for 28 runs in the space of 22 deliveries.last_img read more

Missouri coach Barry Odom calls out Tennessee for recruiting his players

first_imgMissouri’s Barry Odom offered his fellow SEC football coaches a little fodder for lunchtime small talk Wednesday at their annual meeting.Odom on Tuesday said his 19 seniors are being “bombarded non-stop” by conference coaches trying to lure them from a Mizzou program that is appealing a bowl ban next season tied to NCAA infractions by a former academic adviser, CBSSports.com reported. Speaking at a booster event in Kansas City, Odom singled out Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt’s program, in particular, for contacting Missouri players.”Everybody is going to have a bad day,” Odom said, expressing frustration over having to re-recruit his own players. “You combine that with somebody that — who’d we beat 51-17 this year? Tennessee? Yeah, those guys. They are non-stop reaching out daily [saying], ‘Hey, come here.’ The grass is not always greener somewhere else.”NCAA rules allow seniors-to-be to transfer from programs hit with postseason bans and be eligible immediately, adding another layer to finding SEC-caliber players.”I’m also now recruiting our senior class again,” Odom said. Tennessee didn’t comment for CBSSports.com’s report, but Odom says he has “made a number of calls” to his fellow coaches about the issue — without much success — ahead of Wednesday’s SEC coaches meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.”I haven’t gotten return phone calls,” Odom said, adding, “I know there is a handful of guys who are talking daily to my players. That’s going to be a fun luncheon (Wednesday).”Missouri is appealing its NCAA sanctions, basically arguing that the bowl ban, reductions in scholarships and recruiting visits, among other things, was too harsh.last_img read more

Robert Kraft charges spark petition to remove Gillette name from Patriots’ stadium

first_img“It’s nice to see a brand use their influence for good, but now it’s time to see if they will actually back up their words with action,” the petition reads. Related News The petition has 15,062 supporters as of Friday morning and they believe Kraft went against the values Gillette stands for. The petition asks the Procter & Gamble-owned company to drop its sponsorship of Gillette Stadium. Patriots chaplain resigns amid Robert Kraft scandal, report says Gillette recently unveiled a powerful marketing campaign using the tagline “The Best Men Can Be” as part of the #MeToo movement, and now many are calling for the company to end its naming rights sponsorship of the Patriots’ stadium. An online Care2 petition, titled “Gillette, Is Exploiting Victims of Human Trafficking the ‘Best Men Can Be?,’” was created in response to the charges Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing that allege he solicited prostitution twice at a Florida spa in January.center_img Kraft, 77, has been charged with paying for sex at a Jupiter, Florida, spa on Jan. 19 and again Jan. 20, which was the day before and morning of the Patriots’ AFC title game against the Chiefs. He is facing two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution.The Patriots owner pleaded not guilty last week in West Palm Beach, and he has an arraignment set for March 28. Robert Kraft pleads not guilty to soliciting prostitution charges in Floridalast_img read more