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50 years later: ‘One Giant Leap’ author on the impact of Apollo 11’s moon mission

first_imgNASA(WASHINGTON) — With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, Charles Fishman, the author of One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon, spoke to ABC News about the drive to answer President John F. Kennedy’s famous 1961 challenge to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.And he told the remarkable, little-known stories of the men and women behind the scenes who made that vision a reality.Until that time, going to the moon was the biggest undertaking not just by the United States, but that humans had ever attempted outside of the world wars. According to Fishman, “It wasn’t just one giant leap for the astronauts. It was one giant leap for the 400,000 people back on Earth who had to do the work to get the astronauts to the moon.”The space raceBy the time Kennedy outlined his goals for a space program, the Soviet Union’s space program was always one step ahead of the United States.That other superpower was the first to send a satellite, animals and humans into orbit, and Kennedy was looking to definitively re-establish American pre-eminence.“The race to the moon was born out of Cold War rivalry,” Fishman said.And at the end of a decade marked by the Vietnam War, anti-war protests, the Civil Rights movement and the women’s movement — the success of the Apollo 11 mission turned into a unifying moment, which enthralled and captured the imagination of a nation and a global audience.“Apollo reminded us what we were capable of when we worked together,” he added.The menThe first two men who walked on the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, had different approaches to their few minutes on the lunar surface. Fishman describes Armstrong as a “straight shooter,” while Buzz Aldrin was a “little wackier.”When Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon for the first time, they were actually scheduled to take a nap after being up from more than 20 hours.“They basically said, ‘Listen, we didn’t fly to the moon to go to sleep. We’re not going to sleep. We’re going to suit up and get outside,’” Fishman said.Aldrin, he said, spent three to four minutes racing around the moon “kangaroo-hopping.”Laying the foundation for human advancementFishman argues that Apollo laid the foundation for the digital revolution because of the intensity of computer development.“What happened was Microsoft and Apple and Google,” he said.Fishman points out that a lot of what is relied on now, and sometimes taken for granted, was pioneered in that era. The adoption of digital computing — sometimes referred to as the “Third Industrial Revolution” — marked a momentous shift.“One iPhone has more computing power than NASA had available, total, in all the computers they used during any particular space mission,” Fishman said.The biggest takeaway for Fishman is that eight years after Kennedy issued his challenge, Americans were walking on the moon.If someone called climate change an existential threat and issued a similar challenge to tackle it, Fishman said, the solutions are at hand.“There were 10,000 mysteries about flying to the moon,” Fishman said. “We didn’t know how to do it, and we did it. And so there is this element of, if we could go to the moon, can’t we solve the problems we have back on Earth?”His answer is “yes.”“It’s just that someone has to ask us to,” he said.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,NASA(WASHINGTON) — With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, Charles Fishman, the author of One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon, spoke to ABC News about the drive to answer President John F. Kennedy’s famous 1961 challenge to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.And he told the remarkable, little-known stories of the men and women behind the scenes who made that vision a reality.Until that time, going to the moon was the biggest undertaking not just by the United States, but that humans had ever attempted outside of the world wars. According to Fishman, “It wasn’t just one giant leap for the astronauts. It was one giant leap for the 400,000 people back on Earth who had to do the work to get the astronauts to the moon.”The space raceBy the time Kennedy outlined his goals for a space program, the Soviet Union’s space program was always one step ahead of the United States.That other superpower was the first to send a satellite, animals and humans into orbit, and Kennedy was looking to definitively re-establish American pre-eminence.“The race to the moon was born out of Cold War rivalry,” Fishman said.And at the end of a decade marked by the Vietnam War, anti-war protests, the Civil Rights movement and the women’s movement — the success of the Apollo 11 mission turned into a unifying moment, which enthralled and captured the imagination of a nation and a global audience.“Apollo reminded us what we were capable of when we worked together,” he added.The menThe first two men who walked on the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, had different approaches to their few minutes on the lunar surface. Fishman describes Armstrong as a “straight shooter,” while Buzz Aldrin was a “little wackier.”When Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon for the first time, they were actually scheduled to take a nap after being up from more than 20 hours.“They basically said, ‘Listen, we didn’t fly to the moon to go to sleep. We’re not going to sleep. We’re going to suit up and get outside,’” Fishman said.Aldrin, he said, spent three to four minutes racing around the moon “kangaroo-hopping.”Laying the foundation for human advancementFishman argues that Apollo laid the foundation for the digital revolution because of the intensity of computer development.“What happened was Microsoft and Apple and Google,” he said.Fishman points out that a lot of what is relied on now, and sometimes taken for granted, was pioneered in that era. The adoption of digital computing — sometimes referred to as the “Third Industrial Revolution” — marked a momentous shift.“One iPhone has more computing power than NASA had available, total, in all the computers they used during any particular space mission,” Fishman said.The biggest takeaway for Fishman is that eight years after Kennedy issued his challenge, Americans were walking on the moon.If someone called climate change an existential threat and issued a similar challenge to tackle it, Fishman said, the solutions are at hand.“There were 10,000 mysteries about flying to the moon,” Fishman said. “We didn’t know how to do it, and we did it. And so there is this element of, if we could go to the moon, can’t we solve the problems we have back on Earth?”His answer is “yes.”“It’s just that someone has to ask us to,” he said.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Utah Baseball Hosts No. 2 Stanford

first_img Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team hosts second-ranked Stanford in a three-game series beginning on Friday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m. MT at Smith’s Ballpark.The series continues on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, with both games at 11:30 a.m.All three games will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.Utah (12-29, 6-12 Pac-12) is coming off a solid weekend against Arizona, taking two of three from the Wildcats for its second Pac-12 series win of the season.Stanford is the second team that Utah has faced that has been ranked in the top two this season. The Utes took two-of-three from then-No. 1 Oregon State from March 29-31.Utah is tied for fifth in the Pac-12 in doubles (71), ranks sixth in batting average (.271) and hits (382) and is tied for third in triples (14) while tying for fifth in stolen bases (31). The Utes rank in the top 40 in the NCAA in fielding percentage, ranking fifth in the league with a .976 fielding percentage. The Utes are first in the league in double plays (35) and are fourth in assists (416). The pitchers lead the league with 13 pickoffs.DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., ranks in the top 10 in the league in several categories including tying for the league lead in doubles (18) and ranking second in batting average (.392) and hits per game (1.56). Oliver Dunn is tied for fourth in the Pac-12 in fielding assists (112) and is tied for second with 26 double plays. Trenton Stoltz is second in the Pac-12 with 25 appearances and is tied for fifth in the league with six saves.Stanford is ranked second in the latest D1Baseball.com poll and is first in the NCBWA poll. The Cardinal are 34-6 on the year and 14-4 in the Pac-12.Probable StartersFriday: Utah’s Tanner Thomas (Sr./RHP) vs. Stanford’s Tristan Beck (Jr./RHP)Saturday: Utah’s Josh Tedeschi (Jr./LHP) vs. Stanford’s Kris Bubic (Jr./LHP)Sunday: Utah TBD vs. Stanford’s Erik Miller (So./LHP) May 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Hosts No. 2 Stanford Robert Lovelllast_img read more

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Sacramento St. defeats Weber St. 71-57

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSacramento State dished out a season-best 21 assists and won its seventh straight home game, topping Weber State 71-57.Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa led the Hornets with six assists.Jerrick Harding led the Wildcats with 19 points. Associated Press Written by January 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local Sacramento St. defeats Weber St. 71-57 Tags: Big Sky/Sacramento State Hornets/Weber State Wildcats Basketballlast_img read more

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Bayonne Briefs

first_img× Bayonne homes sell in 41 days on average, seventh fastest in stateHomes in Bayonne are selling at breakneck speed, according to a study from SmartAsset, a New York- based financial technology company. Bayonne homes stay on the market for an average of 41.2 days, which ranks seventh in the state. Two other Hudson County cities are also on the study’s top-ten list, including Union City, which ranks first at 26.5 days, and Jersey City, which ranks tenth, at 43.9 days. Morristown ranks second; Garfield, third; Passaic, fourth; Wallington, fifth; Maywood, sixth; Lodi, eight; and Elizabeth, ninth. Man accused in attempted bank robberyA Jersey City man was accused of attempting to rob Valley National Bank on 522 Broadway on July 27, according to police.He was arrested following an investigation by detectives at the Bayonne Police Department and the FBI Fugitive Task Force, according to Bayonne police.Police said the man allegedly passed a note to a teller that demanded “all the money.” While the teller was reading the note, the mantook it back and said he instead wanted to “open an account,” according to police.The man then allegedly left that teller and went to a customer service representative who told him he lacked sufficient identification to open an account. The man then complained about the customer service and asked another bank teller to assist him in opening an account.Meanwhile, the two bank employees contacted the police and one them “ushered him out of the bank.”The man has been detained in the Hudson County jail.Bayonne Community News now distributed in white plastic bagsThe Bayonne Community News, which is distributed to most households in Bayonne, is now contained in white plastic bags as opposed to the clear plastic bags of old. The white plastic bags, which also contain circulars and coupons, have long been distributed in Bayonne. Clean-car rollback could mean dirtier air for NJThe Trump administration moved Thursday to roll back federal clean-car standards and that could mean an increase in air pollution in New Jersey, according to NJ Spotlight. The decision, announced jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, had been expected for weeks but was worse than anticipated, environmentalists said. Proponents said it would make cars safer and save consumers money.NJ race for U.S. Senate is turning nastyTwo outside political groups that are allowed to take unlimited contributions have released new commercials that savage Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and his Republican opponent, former Celgene Corp. CEO Bob Hugin, according to The Record. A group called Patients for Affordable Drugs Action started airing a spot accusing Hugin of gaining wealth by forcing patients with blood cancer “into debt just to stay alive.” Another group, Integrity NJ, attacks Menendez as “shamelessly corrupt,” pointing to his indictment in 2015 on corruption charges. Prosecutors dropped the case after a jury deadlocked and the judge acquitted Menendez of some of the most serious charges. Route 495 work will clog Lincoln Tunnel approachState transportation officials are warning drivers to prepare for major delays in and around the Lincoln Tunnel for the next two and a half years, as crews rehabilitate a Route 495 bridge that spans Routes 1 and 9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen. The state Department of Transportation warns motorists to expect “severe congestion and delays” as the 80-year-old bridge is repaired. Long-term lane closures began last Friday. More syringes washing up on Jersey beachesThirty years after used hypodermic needles, syringes and blood vials began washing up on Jersey Shore beaches, the problem continues, according to NJ.com. More than a dozen beaches in Monmouth County were closed last month in another “syringe tide.” State officials say the cause is the combined sewer systems prevalent in North Jersey and New York City in which stormwater runoff and sewage are combined in the same system. Bayonne has more than 30 outflows from its combined sewage overflow system. NJ Transit commuters line up to voice complaintsNJ Transit commuters and transportation advocates lined up last Wednesday at the agency’s board meeting to complain about declining service, according to NJ Spotlight. Commuters said the agency needed to do a better job of planning and communicating with riders. Meanwhile, state lawmakers announced that they will hold a hearing to go over NJ Transit’s latest issues.last_img read more

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The creative and cultural sectors can and must give a stronger impetus to tourism

first_imgWhile 40% of tourist arrivals in Western Europe and America are motivated by culture, in Croatia the percentage is much lower, only 10% at the state level, and 26% in Dubrovnik – Neretva County, according to a panel discussion Greetings from Croatia – cultural heritage as tourist product held as part of the International Tourism Fair Place2go, which took place this weekend in Arena Zagreb.The discussion was attended by experts from culture, cultural tourism and the creative industry, Dr. sc. Daniela Angelina Jelinčić from the Institute for Development and International Relations, M.Sc. sc. Vlasta Klarić, lecturer at Libertas International University, Ph.D. Sofija Klarin Zadravec from the National and University Library in Zagreb, Dragana Lucija Ratković Aydemir from the company Muze za upravljanje u kulturi i turizmu, Ivana Nikolić Popović from the Croatian Cluster of Competitiveness of Creative and Cultural Industries and dr. Sc. Andrea Writer, anthropologist and blogger. The panel discussion was moderated by mr. sc. Davorka Pšenica from the National and University Library in Zagreb.Vlasta Klarić pointed out that the archeological heritage in Turkey alone attracts ten million tourists a year, and the cultural contents of Italy 35 million. The most developed cultural and tourist country, Great Britain annually attracts as many as 80 million tourists whose arrival is motivated by culture. “The British are experts at being frivolous with high culture and serious with popular culture. They make a good story out of any topic, so they turned the story of Jack the Ripper into an extremely popular tourist route.”Said anthropologist Andrea Pisac, who spent many years in London and today promotes Croatian heritage in her blogs.As a key skill for the creation of cultural and tourist products, the interpretation of heritage was emphasized, in which, as Ratković Aydemir emphasized, heritage institutions such as museums, libraries and archives should play a major role. “Instead of investing in the opening of interpretation centers, small museums throughout Croatia should become interpretation centers”Said Ratković Aydemir, adding that she hopes that the Croatian literary heritage will gain a stronger interpretive momentum.The potential in the interpretation of heritage was recognized in the National and University Library in Zagreb, which presented its mobile application Greetings from Zagreb. “This app is a prototype that should encourage creatives to come to us”Said Klarin Zadravec, adding that NSK opens itself to the wider community with various digital services, including tourists, and that the material it preserves and which is part of the Croatian national identity has the potential to tell a wonderful story about the Croatian language and literacy.In Croatia, the potential of the cultural and creative industry in tourism is still insufficiently recognized, said Ivana Nikolić Popović from the Croatian Cluster of Creative and Cultural Industries. “We still have the impression that athletes are our main ambassadors, and it is unknown to the public that Croatia is more recognizable in the world for its artists. ” said Nikolić Popović, adding that we do not nurture the creative and cultural industry and we lack a strategic approach to this industry, which, as she said, in many countries includes tourism, and which employs more than 124 thousand people in Croatia.The creative and cultural sector can give a stronger impetus to tourism through, as the panelist Klarić pointed out, the economy of experience. “We did not deal with the user in time. Creative tourism requires interaction with content “, said Klarić, adding that Croatia needs a new Cultural Tourism Strategy because, she noted, all the goals of the existing strategy have been met and achieved. Examples of good practice in cultural tourism are the city of Šibenik and the fortress of Sv. Mihovila, multimedia center Ivana’s fairytale house, Museum Night event and mobile application Greetings from Zagreb.The application was presented at the Place2go tourism fair by one of its authors, Dragana Koljenik from the National and University Library in Zagreb, who announced that these days the application received an award from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions – IFLA, as one of the best marketing campaigns for libraries. . This first NSK mobile app that combines heritage and new technologies has stood alongside the world’s largest libraries such as the one in New York and New Zealand.Related news:ZAGREB GETS A NEW MOBILE APPLICATION THAT COMBINES CULTURE AND TOURISM – GREETINGS FROM ZAGREBlast_img read more

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Published results of the quality of products and services of Mali Lošinj

first_imgThe Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj in cooperation with partners, the company Interligo and Feel IQM held on November 27, 2019 in the Museum of Apoxyomenos “IQM Lošinj – Tourism Day” in which a series of workshops, results were presented and certificates awarded to project participants. Photo: Mali Lošinj Tourist Board; Pixabay The results of the online reputation of Lošinj are 89,6 out of 100, and a total of 85 facilities were measured, of which 30 are new in 2019. As many as 10.300 reviews have been collected, which testify to the excellent price-quality ratio in the destination. Also, there has been a remarkable increase in responses to guest reviews, and 18 percent of renters participating in the IQM project have seen a 10 percent increase in bookings. Following tips for IQM Destination partners, 20 percent of renters also recorded better business. Participation in the project is free, and those who sign the Agreement are required to meet the standards prescribed by the Book of Standards. After the audit, the participants were monitored through the project so that the leaders or guests could be sure of maintaining the quality of service and facility. In this way, the development of quality is monitored, advice is given on how to improve the destination quality, but also promotes integration, local indigenous story, local quality products, destination culture and puts the focus on quality and the guest who experiences the destination as a whole. Presentations and workshops were held by Đurđica Šimičić on behalf of Feel IQM, Anamarija Cicarelli on behalf of Interligo and project associate Vedran Pražen. The director of the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj, Dalibor Cvitković, also addressed the audience. “Lošinj can increasingly boast of a high quality tourist offer. The goal is that this offer is followed by other stakeholders in the destination, which ultimately raises the quality and visibility of the entire destination.”, Said director Cvitkovic. Project participants with awarded certificates At the event “IQM Lošinj – Tourism Day” certificates were presented to the participants by the Mayor of Mali Lošinj Ana Kučić, Deputy Mayor Anto Nedić and the Director of the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj Dalibor Cvitković. In addition to certification, the goal was to present the results of the project IQM Lošinj – Integrated Quality Management, and participants were able to find out how to increase revenue through internet marketing and learn about trends in private accommodation and the challenges of tourism product development. By the way, the IQM project Integrated Quality Management in the destination emphasizes the importance of the quality of services and products in the destination, all with the aim of gathering and connecting the best tourism stakeholders in the destination. This project was started by the Tourist Board of the City of Mali Lošinj, in cooperation with the company Interligo, in 2017 in order to further encourage all tourist stakeholders in the destination to contribute to raising the quality of service with their work, responsibility and creativity. choice ”in the destination. Back in 2016, at various trainings and workshops, it was shown that in the area of ​​the City of Mali Lošinj there is a significant number of participants who meet high quality standards. After private accommodation, it was the turn of other stakeholders in the destination (hotels, camps, travel agencies, restaurants, shops and souvenir shops, beauty salons, wellness centers, attractions and family farms), so it is currently in the IQM project on Lošinj included as many as 101 participants. last_img read more

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright slams Harry Kane and brands Tottenham striker a cheat

first_img James GrayTuesday 3 Sep 2019 9:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link24Shares Harry Kane was frustrated at not being awarded a penalty against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright wants football fans to start calling diving cheating more after Harry Kane’s efforts to win a penalty were rejected in the late stages of Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.Spurs had let slip a 2-0 lead in the game to allow the Gunners to draw level at the Emirates in a pulsating derby clash.But Kane thought he had won the chance to take all three points in stoppage time when he went to ground in the box under the challenge of Sokratis Papastathopoulos.However, referee Martin Atkinson decided that there was no foul, yet opted not book the England striker for simulation either.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal legend Wright believes Kane was trying to deceive the referee and ‘cheat’ a penalty out of him.‘The ball was on the left and he moved to the right to initiate contact,’ Wright said on the BBC’s Monday Night Club.‘We saw Jamie Vardy used to do that one where he got his legs tangled up with the defender and his leg would be searching for the contact, trying to get his leg in between the defender’s legs so it looks like [a foul].‘But what Harry Kane did was stepped across, he initiated the contact and went over. It’s simulation. It’s cheating. I’d rather call it that. That’s all it was. Arsenal legend Ian Wright slams Harry Kane and brands Tottenham striker a cheat Advertisement Commentcenter_img Harry Kane remonstrated with referee Martin Atkinson but to no avail (Picture: Getty)But he was frustrated not to have been given the second one, claiming that had the tackle happened anywhere else on the pitch, it would have been a different story.‘The defender made a tired tackle,’ Kane said.‘On halfway [line] I think I would get that foul. The ref probably thinks I am looking for it.‘It is 50-50, I could get it in some games.‘In the box you don’t always get them. He’s come through the back of me.’Was it a penalty?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Harry Kane went down after colliding with Sokratis Papastathopoulos in the box (Picture: Getty)‘Everyone is doing it. People try and do it. And then when they don’t go down people say ‘oh if he went down…’.‘But referees have got VAR so I don’t think we can do the ‘referee is under immense pressure’ bit now because he’s not.‘He’s got help there and I think that’s why he didn’t get the penalty yesterday.’Tottenham had been awarded a penalty in the first half after Granit Xhaka launched himself at Heung-Min Son with Kane duly converting from the spot.last_img read more

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BLOG: Governor Wolf joined by Villanova Coach Jay Wright to Spread Awareness of “It’s On Us” Campaign Against Sexual Assault (Round-up)

first_img By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant PennLive: Gov. Tom Wolf, Villanova Coach Jay Wright team up to address sexual assault in Pennsylvania“We need to treat sexual assault in Pennsylvania as the big, serious problem it is. We are not going to put up with it anymore, anywhere…” [Governor] Wolf said. “Safety is a fundamental civil right and sexual assault is in clear violation of that civil right.”CBS Philly: Jay Wright Joins Gov. Wolf In Fight Against Campus Sexual ViolenceVillanova men’s basketball coach Jay Wright was introduced by Governor Wolf, who pointed to the Stanford case, in which a student received a sentence of just six months after being convicted of sexual assault, as the need for the “It’s On Us” campaign to stop trivializing sexual violence.FOX 43: Governor Wolf joined by Villanova Coach Jay Wright for “It’s On Us” Pledge“As we all know, a man in a high-profile assault case at Stanford University was recently found guilty of rape but received as his sentence only six months in county jail with probation. Meanwhile, his victim will have to live the rest of her life with the feeling of violation and danger that he caused,” said Governor Wolf. “These kinds of leniencies send a message to the community that we are not serious about preventing sexual assault. These kinds of leniencies are unacceptable. ‘It’s On Us PA’ is delivering that message across the commonwealth.”ABC 6: Villanova pledges to help fight sexual assaultVillanova University is the first college to sign on for a new program designed to increase awareness of sexual violence on college campuses. The “It’s On Us” initiative was announced by Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday.PA Homepage: Governor, Villanova join forces “It’s on Us PA”A statewide campaign aimed at combating sexual assault in schools and on college campuses is underway. Governor Tom Wolf and Jay Wright, head coach of the NCAA National Championship Villanova Basketball team, discussed the importance of the effort.ABC 27: Colleges react to Governor Wolf’s sexual assault awareness campaignThe “It’s On Us” pledge by Governor Wolf is a personal commitment to help keep students safe from sexual assault on campus. It’s also a promise to not be a bystander, but a part of the solution. York College has taken the commitment very seriously.PLS Reporter: VIDEO: Gov Wolf states Pennsylvania to take a stance against sexual assaultToday Gov. Wolf and Villanova men’s basketball coach Jay Wright came together for an “It’s on us” press conference where they discussed the importance of taking a stand against sexual assault on college campuses SHARE Email Facebook Twitter It’s On Us PA,  Round-Up,  The Blog On Wednesday, Governor Wolf and Villanova Men’s Basketball coach Jay Wright held a press conference to discuss the “It’s On Us” campaign and urge Pennsylvanians to stop sexual assault on college campuses. The national “It’s On Us Campaign” was launched by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in 2014. Pennsylvania was the first state in the nation to launch an “It’s On Us” campaign of its own.“Pennsylvania must take a stand against sexual assault, and that’s what the ‘It’s On Us PA’ campaign is all about. We, as a commonwealth, must make clear that sexual assault is completely unacceptable and goes against our ideals as Pennsylvanians,” said Governor Wolf. “I am determined to make Pennsylvania a shining example to the rest of the world of what committed citizens can do to make our world better. It is truly on all of us to accomplish this goal.”“It’s On Us PA” is a statewide campaign that invites everyone to play a role in ending sexual assault. The campaign encourages education leaders from school superintendents to college presidents, as well as students, teachers, faculty, staff, civic leaders, families, and communities, to make a personal and public pledge to play a role in preventing, addressing, and responding effectively to sexual violence.“At Villanova University, love and respect are essential to the life of our community. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to create a safe and caring community and prevent sexual violence,” said Villanova Men’s Basketball Coach Jay Wright. “This means that we step up and step in during the moments that matter. It’s on us, Nova Nation!”Since the campaign was launched in January, over 800 people – including representation from nearly 200 schools across Pennsylvania – have taken the pledge and signed on to the campaign.Take a look at the additional coverage below Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf BLOG: Governor Wolf joined by Villanova Coach Jay Wright to Spread Awareness of “It’s On Us” Campaign Against Sexual Assault (Round-up) June 10, 2016last_img read more

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Australia offers 21 offshore exploration areas

first_imgThe Australian government launched the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release making 28 new oil and gas areas available for bidding.The areas sit across eight basins in Commonwealth waters off the Northern Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia coasts, and in the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands.Australian Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said in a statement that the annual release will support the government’s strategy to boost domestic gas supply by exploring new potential oil and gas areas.“There are 20 areas available for work program bidding, where petroleum companies need to submit comprehensive exploration plans, across a mixture of mature and lightly explored basins. A further area open for cash bidding is located in the highly prospective Dampier Sub-Basin of WA’s Northern Carnarvon Basin,” Canavan said.“Following strong bidding on round 2 of the 2016 acreage release, I hope to see this momentum continue to this year’s release.”“The Government is committed to strengthening the East Coast gas market and has released five areas that are located close to existing infrastructure and fields in the Bass Strait,” he added.All areas in the release are supported by analysis from Geoscience Australia. They were nominated by industry, and are subject to a comprehensive assessment process including public consultation, the statement reads.last_img read more

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Asprilla puts spice and humour into COVID-19: selling condoms 2 for 1

first_imgEx-Colombian and Newcastle forward, Faustino Asprilla, owner of a condom brand, encouraged his followers to buy them on Twitter and joked with a 2 for 1 discount so that there are no more children during the confinement. Asprilla has always been characterised because of his way of being. Although he left a mark because of his great quality as a footballer, It has been everything that has surrounded his sporting life that has made him a sporting legend. Now, in the midst of a health emergency because of the coronavirus, he has opted to encourage his compatriots to buy condoms from his brand ‘Tino’. Read Also: Mata mocks Matic over training regime during lockdown “I have a lot of condoms left at home and I want you to help me use them, because it’s very difficult for me to use them all”, he started by saying in a video on Twitter. “Because suddenly having children with this virus does not work, so I will give you a link to get these condoms more than half price,” he continued, while asking for caution during the confinement in a peculiar marketing campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian Actresses7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Women Find The Most Attractive In Men From The 60-s11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeThe Best Cars Of All Time Loading… last_img read more

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