Local coach passes away

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Another local hero has passed away too soon.  John Sellers, or to most of us, Mr. Sellers, passed away on Wednesday.  For the Greensburg community, Mr. Sellers was known for his love of sports and Greensburg Pirate Basketball.  If you recognize the name around the southeastern Indiana region it is because Mr. Sellers played a role in coaching both the young men and ladies at Greensburg Junior High and High School.  Mr. Sellers even had the pleasure of coaching his own sons, who moved on to play ball in college. He also had a love for golf.  If you were a walker on the local trail system, you could often catch Mr. Sellers practicing his chip in the grassy area by the high school if he wasn’t out on the greens. Even if you weren’t a sports enthusiast, Mr. Sellers had a way of showing you his love of science.  For myself, Mr. Sellers was one of several science teachers that encouraged me to continue with the field in college.  He used humor and unique techniques to make even medical biology class a good time. Even now into adulthood, those teachers we learned more than just school lessons, but respect will always be designated by their honorific. Mr. Sellers will be missed by many in the community and the sports world, but none more than his wife Mrs. Sellers (also a Greensburg High School teacher) and his two sons.last_img read more

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St. Francis looks to sweep Wagner

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWagner (7-19, 4-11) vs. St. Francis (NY) (12-15, 6-9)Peter Aquilone Court, Brooklyn Heights, New York; Sunday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: St. Francis (NY) goes for the season sweep over Wagner after winning the previous matchup in Staten Island. The teams last played each other on Jan. 18, when the Terriers created 20 Wagner turnovers and turned the ball over just nine times on their way to a 69-64 victory. Associated Press February 22, 2020center_img St. Francis looks to sweep Wagner BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Alex Morales is averaging 13 points and 5.4 rebounds to lead the charge for the Seahawks. Elijah Ford is also a primary contributor, producing 8.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. The Terriers have been led by Unique McLean, who is averaging 12 points and 7.7 rebounds.ACCURATE ALEX: Morales has connected on 37.7 percent of the 61 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 14 over the last five games. He’s also made 69.5 percent of his free throws this season.SCORING THRESHOLDS: St. Francis (NY) is 0-9 when its offense scores 63 points or fewer. Wagner is a perfect 5-0 when it holds opponents to 64 or fewer points and has allowed 61.7 points per game over its last three.PERFECT WHEN: Wagner is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 64 points or fewer. The Seahawks are 2-19 when opponents score more than 64.DID YOU KNOW: St. Francis (NY) has committed a turnover on just 17.9 percent of its possessions this season, which is the top percentage among all NEC teams. The Terriers have turned the ball over only 12.7 times per game this season.___last_img read more

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Right2Water Donegal commend Collins’ referendum proposal

first_imgOn Wednesday, Joan Collins TD will propose a bill to inset into the Constitution, by referendum, an amendment which would rule out any future privatisation of water, or water service.On Right2Water.ie, a spokesperson claims that over forty TDs have signed the bill, and that a number of others have publicaly expressed their support for it. “We can prevent much [hardship] by putting ownership of our water in the Constitution.”The Bill proposes a referendum to amend article 28 of the Constitution as follows; “The Government shall be collectively responsible for the protection, management and maintenance of public water system. The Government shall ensure in the public interest that this resource remains in public ownership and management.” Owen Curran of Right2Water Donegal said; “We who have campaigned against water charges over the past number of years welcome this initiative by Deputy Collins and call on all those TDs who claim to be against water charges to back the Bill. We understand only too well that the purpose of introducing Irish Water and introducing charges was to prepare the conditions for future privatisation.”“By getting this Bill passed the whole project and rationale for charges will be seriously undermined. We also underline that it was by the refusal of huge numbers of people to pay water charges and people being prepared to mobilise in huge numbers that has focused the minds of certain politicians into keeping water charges in the political limelight. Without the movement on the ground the issue of water and water charges would be ‘done and dusted’ in favour of the Government and private interests by now.”Right2Water Donegal commend Collins’ referendum proposal was last modified: November 6th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

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Seahawks coach teaches safer, better tackling skills

first_imgRed Bluff >> Getting back to the fundamentals of football and its roots in rugby is the key to producing better tacklers and preventing injuries.That was the message Wednesday morning from Seattle Seahawks Assistant Head Coach for Defense Rocky Seto during a free tackling seminar offered at Red Bluff High School’s Performing Arts Center. About 75 coaches and players from the region attended the talk, which included video clips from the Seahawks’ training camps, rugby matches and NFL games.Seto …last_img

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Rookies shine in Warriors Chase Center debut

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Chase Center’s debut basketball game presented a slightly dilapidated Warriors team.Sure, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell (with Klay Thompson to come later) comprise the near-$500 million core tasked with ushering in the billion-dollar arena. But the sacrifices taken to retain this core’s essential pieces left the supporting cast in unfamiliar flux.In place of that familiar dynastic consistency, the Warriors are trying to rediscover its groove and identify …last_img

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Mudstones Make Ripples

first_imgMost of the sediments in the world are mudstones – including shales and clays.  Until recently these were thought to form only in calm, placid seas.  Now, two geologists are continuing to show that they can form in flowing or turbulent water.    Two years ago, Schieber and Southard burst a paradigm by explaining how mudstones could form in flowing water (see 12/14/2007).  They’ve been experimenting ever since.  In flume experiments, they have found new ways to image what is going on in turbulent muddy water.  Their latest paper in Geology shows that mudstone particles can form ripples, just like sand.1  The particles clump into floccules several millimeters in size.  Even though smaller and lighter than sand, they behave like sand particles – climbing up slopes and avalanching down the lee sides, forming the familiar ripples kids see on the beach as the waves recede.  This happens even though floccules have slight attractions to each other via van der Waals forces.  They behave as if independent particles – just like sand grains.  The authors were also surprised to find that ripple formation occurs even when the mud is highly dilute: “this is remarkable when one considers that floccule ripples consist of as much as 90 vol% water.”    Why is this interesting?  After all, the authors acknowledged that geologists have been studying ripple formation for as long as they have been studying sediments.  “We might therefore think that the topic has been sufficiently exhausted to be of no further interest.”  Consider first how economically important mudstones are:Fine-grained sedimentary rocks (grain size <62.5>shales or mudstones, are the most abundant sedimentary rock type.  They contain the bulk of geologic history recorded in sedimentary rocks (Schieber, 1998), and are a key element in organic-matter burial, the global carbon cycle, and the hydraulic isolation of groundwater resources and waste materials.  Economically, they are an important source of hydrocarbons, minerals, and metals (Sethi and Schieber, 1998).  They are susceptible to weathering due to their clay content, and so often appear quite homogeneous to the casual observer.  Because of this, they are much more poorly understood than other types of sedimentary rocks, in spite of their importance.    An enduring notion about deposition of muds has been that they are deposited mainly in quiet environments that are only intermittently disturbed by weak current activity (e.g., Potter et al., 2005).  Flume experiments have shown, however, that muds can be transported and deposited at current velocities that would also transport and deposit sand (Schieber et al., 2007).  Deposition-prone floccules form over a wide range of experimental conditions, regardless of the exact parameters that drive flocculation in a given experimental run.  Floccule ripples, ranging in height from 2 to 20 mm, and spaced from centimeters to decimeters apart, migrate over the flume bottom and accrete into continuous mud beds at streamwise velocities from 0.1 to 0.26 m/s.The picture of tiny particles slowly settling to the bottom, producing uniform, homogeneous sediment layers, therefore, can no longer be defended.  Compaction after deposition can mask the turbulent and flowing conditions under which the beds formed.  This means that finely-laminated sediments may not represent cyclic deposition, but could form more quickly under turbulent or flowing conditions.  The authors discussed a paradox about the behavior of mudstone particles and floccules:There is an apparent paradox in mud sedimentation.  Whereas mud constituents are cohesive and flocculate, floccules made from cohesive particles appear to act noncohesively in transport.  Observation of floccule-ripple migration shows that erosion removes not simply single floccules, but also larger chunks of material.  Once moving, these chunks break up into smaller subunits that presumably reflect the maximum equilibrium floccule diameter for a given level of turbulence (Parthenaides, 1965).  Floccule-ripples migrate significantly slower than sand ripples under comparable conditions.  Thus, cohesive forces between floccules assert themselves once the floccules come to rest next to each other, but they are ineffective as long as the floccules move in turbulent suspension.OK, maybe you still couldn’t care less how mud particles settle on the bottoms of flumes, the ocean, or your bathtub.  Consider their ending statement: “Because mudstones were long thought to record low-energy conditions of offshore and deeper-water environments, our results suggest that published interpretations of ancient mudstone successions and derived paleoceanographic conditions are in need of reevaluation.”  I.e., here’s another example of “everything you know is wrong.”1.  Juergen Schieber and John B. Southard, “Bedload transport of mud by floccule ripples—Direct observation of ripple migration processes and their implications,” Geology, June 2009, v. 37, no. 6, p. 483-486, doi:10.1130/G25319A.1.Go back and read the earlier entry on this topic (see 12/14/2007).  Considering the vast quantities of sedimentary rocks around the world of this type (think major parts of the Grand Canyon), this really is big news.  A lot of geologic dating, fossil interpretation, and economic geology (e.g., oil shale interpretation) could be in for upsets.  The impact of reevaluating most of the geologic record in light of these findings cannot be ignored.(Visited 100 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Comparing the Properties of Insulation Materials

first_imgWe’ve all seen tables that list the R-value per inch for a variety of insulation types. These tables are handy, of course, but because old information is endlessly republished, in some cases long after the old information becomes obsolete, the tables are often flawed. Most authors make little effort to update these tables in light of the latest information from researchers.Many authors, including me, have reported that polyisocyanurate has an R-value of R-7 per inch. That information is both obsolete and misleading — a lower value is more accurate — yet it still shows up in many online tables and articles.In some cases, older R-value tables have values that are misleadingly low. For example, in the old days, most fiberglass batts had relatively low R-values — in the range of R-3.2 to R-3.4 per inch. But insulation manufacturers now offer high-density fiberglass batts with R-values of R-3.7 per inch or more.The information in the table below reflects recent manufacturing changes and researchers’ findings, making it more up-to-date than information in some online tables. Moreover, the table includes information that is often lacking from R-value tables, including information on cold-weather performance and thermal drift. A few general principles and hints Where can I find brand-specific R-value information? In the U.S., insulation manufacturers are required by law to report the R-values of their products to builders and homeowners. Acceptable laboratory test methods for determining R-value, and requirements for R-value labeling, are specified by a federal law (16 CFR 460) called the R-value Rule. Because of this law, most major insulation manufacturers publish trustworthy R-value information.If you want to know the R-value of a specific product, the information is usually available with a simple web search. (For example, this useful document reports the R-values of all of… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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Max Altschuler on Outreach and Prospecting Sequences – Episode #130

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (61.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSOutreach.io is the Title Sponsor of the OutBound Conference 2019 Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img

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