NASA spacecraft detects aurora and mysterious dust cloud around Mars

first_img“What’s especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs — much deeper than at Earth or elsewhere on Mars,” said CU-Boulder Research Associate Arnaud Stiepen of LASP, an IUVS team member. “The electrons producing it must be really energetic,” he said. Image Credit: University of Colorado Categories:Science & TechnologySpaceNews Headlines Artist’s conception of MAVEN’s Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observing the “Christmas Lights Aurora” on Mars. MAVEN observations show that aurora on Mars is similar to Earth’s “Northern Lights” but has a different origin. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.The presence of dust at orbital altitudes from about 93 miles (150 kilometers) to 190 miles (300 kilometers) above the surface was not predicted.  Although the source and composition of the dust are unknown, there is no hazard to MAVEN and other spacecraft orbiting Mars.“If the dust originates from the atmosphere, this suggests that we are missing some fundamental process in the Martian atmosphere,” said University of Colorado Boulder Research Associate Laila Andersson of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).The cloud was detected by the spacecraft’s Langmuir Probe and Waves (LPW) instrument and has been present the whole time MAVEN has been in operation.  It is unknown if the cloud is a temporary phenomenon or something long lasting. The cloud density is greatest at lower altitudes. However, even in the densest areas it is still very thin. So far no indication of its presence has been seen in observations from any of the MAVEN instruments.It’s unknown if the cloud is a temporary phenomenon or something long lasting, but it has been detected the whole time that MAVEN has been taking data in orbit around Mars. So far, no indication of its presence has been seen in observations from any of the other MAVEN instruments.Possible sources for the observed dust cloud include dust wafted up from the atmosphere; dust coming from Phobos and Deimos, the two moons of Mars; dust moving in the solar wind away from the sun; or debris orbiting the sun from comets. However, no known process on Mars can explain the appearance of dust in the observed locations from any of these sources.MAVEN’s Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observed what scientists have named “Christmas lights.” For five days just before Dec. 25, MAVEN saw a bright ultraviolet auroral glow spanning Mars’ northern hemisphere. Auroras, known on Earth as northern or southern lights, are caused by energetic particles like electrons crashing down into the atmosphere and causing the gas to glow.“What’s especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs — much deeper than at Earth or elsewhere on Mars,” said CU-Boulder Research Associate Arnaud Stiepen of LASP, an IUVS team member. “The electrons producing it must be really energetic,” he said.“We weren’t expecting any aurora in the region we were observing, so it was a great present for us,” said CU-Boulder Professor Nick Schneider of LASP, lead IUVS scientist. “It was probably too faint for the rovers to see, but future astronauts might enjoy such a spectacle.”The source of the energetic particles appears to be the sun. MAVEN’s Solar Energetic Particle instrument detected a huge surge in energetic electrons at the onset of the aurora. Billions of years ago, Mars lost a global protective magnetic field like Earth has, so solar particles can directly strike the atmosphere. The electrons producing the aurora have about 100 times more energy than one gets from a spark of house current, so they can penetrate deeply in the atmosphere.The findings are being presented at the 46th Lunar and Planetary Society Conference in The Woodlands, Texas.MAVEN was launched toward Mars on Nov. 18, 2013, to help solve the mystery of how the Red Planet lost most of its atmosphere and much of its water. The spacecraft arrived at Mars on Sept. 21 and is four months into its one-Earth-year primary mission.“The MAVEN science instruments all are performing nominally, and the data coming out of the mission are excellent,” said CU-Boulder Professor Bruce Jakosky of LASP, the principal investigator for the mission.MAVEN is part of the agency’s Mars Exploration Program, which includes the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers, the Mars Odyssey and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft currently orbiting the planet.NASA’s Mars Exploration Program seeks to characterize and understand Mars as a dynamic system, including its present and past environment, climate cycles, geology and biological potential. In parallel, NASA is developing the human spaceflight capabilities needed for its journey to Mars or a future round-trip mission to the Red Planet in the 2030s.NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the MAVEN project. Partner institutions include Lockheed Martin, the University of California, Berkeley, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Contact: Laila Andersson, [email protected] Bruce Jakosky, [email protected] Nick Schneider, [email protected] Jim Scott, [email protected] Published: March 18, 2015 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Jean Arnold Sessions Named Interim Executive Director of Sonoma County Vintners

first_imgTwitter TAGSfeaturedJean Arnold SessionspeopleSonoma County Vintners Pinterest Share Home Industry News Releases Jean Arnold Sessions Named Interim Executive Director of Sonoma County VintnersIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessJean Arnold Sessions Named Interim Executive Director of Sonoma County VintnersBy Press Release – February 16, 2016 36 0 AdvertisementLocal Wine Industry Veteran to Lead Region’s Advocacy and OutreachSanta Rosa, CA (Feb. 16, 2016) – Jean Arnold Sessions, former president of Hanzell Vineyards and a noted wine industry leader in Sonoma County, has been named the interim Executive Director of Sonoma County Vintners (SCV). She steps into the role following the resignation of Carolyn Stark, who stepped down as executive director for personal reasons earlier this month. Sessions takes her position effective February 22.“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to lead Sonoma County Vintners as interim Executive Director,” said Jean Arnold Sessions. “I have dedicated my career to Sonoma County winemaking and had the privilege of working with many SCV members, as well as serving as a previous board member. Sonoma County is a world-class destination with world-class wines and I couldn’t be more proud to serve as an ambassador alongside the SCV team and our allies everywhere.”“Jean brings the rare combination of industry expertise, deep regional roots and the respect and admiration of her peers across the county and around the nation,” said Caroline Shaw, President of SCV’s board of directors. “Her leadership, relationships and passion for Sonoma County will continue to deepen the impact of SCV and its advocacy and marketing efforts.”Previous to her interim role with SCV, Sessions was president of Hanzell Vineyards from 2002 through 2013. She is founder of the Jean Arnold Group, a strategic consulting firm, and creator of Women in the Business of Wine, a platform for mentoring women in wine, food, and hospitality. Sessions also serves on the board of directors of the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation and has been named a woman of the year in wine by North Bay Business Journal. She also served on the board of directors for SCV from 2003 to 2009.Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Email ReddIt Previous articleVineyard 29 Heading to Oxbow Public MarketNext articleHalter Ranch Welcomes New Marketing Manager Lisa Schiltz Press Releaselast_img read more

Strengthening of Human Capital a Major Strategic Objective

first_imgStrengthening of Human Capital a Major Strategic Objective Vision 2030January 8, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker RelatedGovernment Continues to Push PPP Agenda Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier (seated centre), is pictured with some of the 1,000 students that will benefit from the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) Tertiary Bursary intervention for fiscal year 2013/2014. The Minister, on November 13, signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with representatives of the 18 institutions, through which the bursaries will be offered, during a ceremony at the Knutsford Court hotel in New Kingston. Director of Social Security in the Ministry, Denzil Thorpe (standing 2nd right), and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Alvin McIntosh (standing at right), also shared in the moment. RelatedJamaicans Urged to Care for Senior Citizens FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Strengthening of Human Capital a Major Strategic ObjectiveJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img The development of the country’s human capital formed a major strategic objective for the Government in 2013.This saw the administration making significant inroads in the areas of education; school improvement; development and strengthening of the health care system; and the creation of a modern public service.EDUCATIONSignificant strides were made in the areas of education and training as the Government seeks to prepare a high-qualified workforce.More than 100 literacy specialists/reading coaches were deployed to 450 primary, all-age and junior high schools, as well as 25 high schools. The placement of reading coaches in schools is part of measures by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to lift literacy standards, and achieve 85 per cent mastery among grade four students by 2015.A number of school plants were expanded and upgraded throughout the year. Among those institutions which underwent expansion works was the Garvey Maceo High School in Clarendon; Glengoffe High in St. Catherine and Holy Trinity High School in Kingston. Belair High in Manchester also saw the addition of eight classrooms, facilitating the accommodation of an additional 105 students at Grade Seven. The institution also saw an expanded sixth form and was designated a Grant-in-Aid school. Additionally, the Moreland Hill Primary and Infant School was open in Westmoreland, while the Cedar Grove High School in St. Catherine was opened in September on a phased basis, starting with 100 Grade Seven students.There was also the removal of a number of schools from the shift system to facilitate an enhanced education system. These included the Glengoffe High School; Holy Trinity High School; Albion Primary and Junior High, St. James; Sandy Bay Primary and Junior High, St. James; and the Bethabra Primary and Junior High, Manchester.As the Government improved access to education, some 1,000 tertiary level students from Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) households across the island benefitted from scholarships valued at $100 million to complete their studies.The Government of Jamaica provided the bursaries of $100,000 each, under the PATH Tertiary Bursary to assist the students. The allocation represents a significant investment not only in the youth of Jamaica, but also in the development and growth of the country as a whole.Students under PATH were also provided with transportation grants at the start of the new academic year, as part of efforts to improve school attendance.HEALTHGround was broken in February to begin construction on the over $140 million Cardiac Wing at the Bustamante Hospital for Children through private funding.The state-of-the-art facility, on track for completion in mid-February, will be the first of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean. “We are proud that Jamaica will be leading the way in giving the highest level of care that skills and equipment can provide,” stated Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson.The 30,000 square foot facility will accommodate 10 beds, and will be equipped with state-of-the-art operating theatres as well as offices, nurses’ stations and a doctors’ rest station.The Surgical Ward and the Burn Unit at Bustamante were also refurbished at a cost of approximately $5.7 million.A 25-bed new maternity ward was officially opened at the Black River Hospital, in St. Elizabeth. A building on the premises was converted and refurbished by the NHF at a cost of approximately $15 million.Also, some US$23.5 million in upgrading works was carried out at Bellevue Hospital in Kingston to overhaul the kitchen; create state-of-the-art Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, which boasts amenities.The Princess Margaret Hospital in St. Thomas received a state-of-the-art digital x-ray unit, which will increase its capacity to provide quick and efficient diagnostic services. The digital x-ray unit was purchased at a cost of $12.6 million, by the NHF.Ground was broken in March 22, to commence construction of a 47-bed female ward at the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital, St. Ann, which forms part of $83 million improvement works being carried out at the facility.The project is being undertaken at a cost of $73 million with funds provided by the National Health Fund (NHF).The facility, which will have two on-call rooms for doctors, a conference room, and a staff room, among other features, is slated for completion within eight months.Upgrading of primary health care system continued during the year with the refurbishing of a number of clinics across the island. Among these was the Charles Chin Loy Health Centre in West Kingston. The Type II facility will provide maternal and child health care as well as curative services such as chronic diseases treatment and care, nutrition, paediatric and dental services, and mental health care.It was refurbished at a cost of $31 million through funding support from the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.The Oak Glade Health Centre in South West St. Andrew was opened after extensive upgrading at a cost of $33.98 million. The facility serves approximately 20,000 residents.CENTRES OF EXCELLENCEThe first of four facilities across the island, being established as centres of excellence for primary health care, was opened in November.The Santa Cruz Health Centre of Excellence was completed at a cost of $25 million. Another $88 million will be spent in phase two, bringing the total investment to $113 million.The other three centres at Darliston, Westmoreland; Isaac Barrant, St. Thomas; and Claremont, in St. Ann, are at varying stages of completion. Ground was broken for the $40 million Claremont facility in August, while the $17.8 million contract for the Darliston centre was signed in February. The Ministry also signed multi-million dollar contracts totalling $25 million for the Isaac Barrant health facility.Up to June, work was completed on 20 health centres at a cost of $54.8 million under the Primary Health Care Infrastructure Improvement Project. The improvement works included those ongoing from 2012.The Ministry of Health also implemented a major strategy, which resulted in the creation of one authority for Sexual Reproductive Health. The National Family Planning Board and some aspects of the National HIV Programme were merged.The move gives effect to one of the key strategies outlined in Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan which is to expand and improve integration of family planning, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, into primary health care.PUBLIC SERVICEGovernment also made significant strides in the way of creating a modern, responsive and efficient public service to support national development in 2013.Some achievements in this area include the commencement of the public sector and pension reform and transformation process, including the start of the parliamentary debate on the Pensions (Superannuation Funds and Retirement Schemes) (Validation and Amendment) Act.Public sector pension reform, slated for implementation by April 2016, will entail civil servants contributing to their pensions.The public sector transformation process is geared towards cutting public sector spending, which is also a requirement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) deal.In 2013, the reform process also saw the Jamaica Customs being changed to an Executive Agency, thereby enabling it to effectively carry out its operations autonomously. Story HighlightsSignificant strides were made in the areas of education and training as the Government seeks to prepare a high-qualified workforce.Ground was broken in February to begin construction on the over $140 million Cardiac Wing at the Bustamante Hospital for Children through private funding.Government also made significant strides in the way of creating a modern, responsive and efficient public service. Advertisements RelatedDrafting Instructions Given for Local Governance Lawslast_img read more

Polish operator P4 set for July IPO – report

first_imgHome Polish operator P4 set for July IPO – report Polish operator Play (P4) plans to launch an IPO this summer with hopes of raising at least PLN2.5 billion ($670 million), less than a year after abandoning attempts to sell the company in an auction.Unnamed sources speaking to Polish publication Rzeczpospolita said the operator, the second largest in Poland, would launch an IPO in the second half of July, and earmarked a PLN7 billion to PLN8 billion valuation for the whole company.In October 2016, an auction to sell P4 was abandoned after bids made by private equity firms did not meeting expectations, despite attracting a reported seven non-binding offers valuing the company at around $3.9 billion.The auction was led by UBS and Bank of America, and the path was chosen following a review to decide the best course for the business during which an IPO was also considered.P4, which also had a debt load of approximately $8.6 billion at the end of March, will use the planned IPO towards the redemption of bonds for Impera Holdings, the operator’s parent company, which have a nominal value of €500 million ($561 million). Greek fund Tollerton and Iceland’s Novator fully own the operator, with 50.3 per cent and 49.7 per cent stakes respectively.The company will also look to invest in its network, as part of a new revamped strategy. It recently said it would invest in its nationwide network of masts, in a bid to end reliance on national roaming. It will also look at how to develop 5G in the country, added the Rzeczpospolita report. ByteDance makes IPO progress Previous ArticleVivendi CEO appointed Telecom Italia chairmanNext ArticleTurkcell $4.2B lawsuit against MTN revived Tags Kavit Majithia Samsung plays for 4G, 5G network win in Poland Related AppLovin eyes $30B valuation from IPO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 JUN 2017 Author Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more IPOP4PlayPolandlast_img read more

Intelligence Brief: Is Czech Republic ready for 5G?

first_img As a part of our blog series this year, we have looked at Sri Lanka, Taiwan and South Africa to study how suited they are for launching 5G.Our next market in focus, the Czech Republic, exudes such readiness given its sound 4G adoption (see chart, below, click to enlarge). What makes the country particularly interesting, though is an existing need of 5G in in support of Industry 4.0 aspirations.With three established players (T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone), in Q2 the Czech Republic had around 14.8 million mobile connections, mobile penetration of 138 per cent, mobile broadband penetration of 80 per cent and 4G network coverage of 99.6 per cent.Needless to say, the country exhibits impressive statistics, serving as a solid foundation for 5G. To that end, a steady shift towards 5G is predicted, with connections penetration forecast to reach 22 per cent by the end of 2025, which is quite impressive relative to other European Union (EU) countries.Beyond any 5G foundations, the latest developments from the country’s operators and regulator show how momentum is accelerating to help bring 5G into the mainstream.Operators’ strategiesO2 Czech Republic became the first operator in the market to launch commercial 5G services in July, during the pandemic, by refarming existing LTE frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz spectrum bands.Vodafone, in turn, announced it would disconnect its 3G network by Q1 2021: it expects to use the frequencies more efficiently allowing additional available bandwidth for 5G as it stands ready to launch a network in October.Industry 4.0 focusAlong with these on-going developments, the Czech Republic is joining only a select few EU countries in reserving spectrum for enterprise use.The regulator is promoting Industry 4.0 by reserving a spectrum block in the 3400MHz to 3600MHz band specifically for its deployment by enterprises. The holders of these blocks will be obliged to allow the industry an independent use of the radio frequencies.Now, the key questions are why does Industry 4.0 matter so much for the Czech Republic and what role will 5G play?The answers lie in the importance of the manufacturing sector, which contributed 32 per cent to the nation’s GDP in 2019. The booming industrial sector now leads all other sectors in terms of employment and gross value added. However, two key challenges threaten this success: an increasingly acute labour shortage; and low productivity, which is pushing the nation into a middle-income trap.Technology and automation can possibly address the above challenges, delivering digitised production lines and robotic systems in support of smart factories. The development of such applications and platforms, of course, will largely depend on the existence of fast, reliable and high capacity networks. Offering low latency, high speed and throughput 5G, then, promises to be the technology which will enable Industry 4.0.But what do operators need to be conscious of in the push for Industry 4.0?Simply launching 5G won’t be enough to make Industry 4.0 a reality. Operators need to be proactive on the following areas to get a leading advantage.• Partnership and collaborations: It is critical to develop strong collaborations with vendors, other ecosystem players like software and platform companies, and also with manufacturers to establish more 5G use-cases for industry and for the application of smart factories• Early trials and developments in manufacturing: As important as the right partnerships are, equally important is leveraging those partnerships to run trials of applications and solutions in Industry 4.0, such as automation, data analytics, AI, Robotics, Drones and so on. This provides an opportunity for the Czech Republic to lead other countries in Industry 4.0 developments and specific use cases within its domain. Likewise, early efforts will help to work through inevitable technology teething pains• Don’t let auction delays stop you: If auctions experience a snag, service providers have good prospects to replicate what operators in other countries did by not waiting and launching 5G without dedicated spectrum, using existing frequencies to get moving on the path. This will offer operators a window to continue planning networks planning and use cases well in advance of long term spectrum rights.The Czech Republic’s telecom landscape is robust and appears ripe for 5G launches. Moreover, the existing requirements of Industry 4.0 and the ability of 5G networks to deliver on those promises clear synergies. The manufacturing sector gains by automation and reduced labour dependency. Operators, meanwhile, benefit from a new customer segment (manufacturing) and can better support consumer demands at the same time.The nation presents an opportunity to offer some of the interesting developments in Industry 4.0. What is required, at this juncture, is for operators to act quickly and work towards partnerships, and expedite 5G launches as the technology can serve as a much-needed boost to the sector coupled with lift to the economy.– Bhawna Jain – senior research analyst and Akanksha Hira – research analyst, GSMA IntelligenceThe editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags Blog GSMA Intelligence Intelligence Brief: Assessing recent spectrum developments Previous ArticleChina Mobile and ZTE Pilot 5G in GuangzhouNext ArticleVirgin aims to crown UK connectivity with O2 merger Read more Intelligence Brief: Assessing latest developments in 6G and healthcarecenter_img Intelligence Brief: Does intent matter in network automation? Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 24 SEP 2020 HomeBlog Intelligence Brief: Is Czech Republic ready for 5G? GSMA IntelligenceGSMAi Relatedlast_img read more

Romania moves on Huawei 5G restriction

first_img Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore4 16 APR 2021 Previous ArticleTerzioglu goes solo at VeonNext Article1&1 to equal 1 in rebrand plan FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Tags Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Related HuaweiRomaniacenter_img Español Chris Donkin El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Home Romania moves on Huawei 5G restriction The government of Romania signed-off a bill which would prevent Huawei and other Chinese vendors partnering with the country on 5G networks, Reuters reported, the latest member in the European Union to follow the US in imposing curbs.In an interview with the news publication, MP Pavel Popescu said ministers had approved the document, which is set to go through parliament next week.If approved, it will prevent Huawei and its peers from any “partnership on 5G with the Romanian state”, though it is not clear how this will directly impact operators in the country.The bill follows a pact signed with the US in August 2019 agreeing to a “careful, and complete evaluation of 5G vendors”.As part of that memorandum of understanding, Romania said it would assess the corporate structure of vendors supplying 5G equipment, including whether they were subject to “control by a foreign government”, a thinly veiled reference to Chinese vendors the US argues are under the influence of the state.Assuming the bill is approved by parliament, the move makes Romania one of the first European countries to side with the US in its global campaign to restrict the activities of Huawei and its peers, with Sweden and the UK among the countries already imposing 5G bans.Huawei has emphasised its status as a private company and denied accusations its equipment constitutes a security risk on multiple occasions. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Authorlast_img read more

Idaho Officials Deny Montana Lawmaker’s Wolf Claim

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email MISSOULA – Idaho officials are disputing a claim by Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montana that Idaho won’t enforce federal protection of wolves.The Missoulian reported that Rehberg on Thursday told a Safari Club International audience in Missoula that he likes what he describes as Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s plan to have state game wardens ignore requirements of the Endangered Species Act.Rehberg also told the group that an Idaho game warden visiting a hunting camp told hunters that wolf regulations wouldn’t be enforced in the state.Rehberg described the move as making Idaho a “sanctuary state” from federal protection concerning wolves.But Otter spokesman Jon Hanian and Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Mike Keckler told the Missoulian that no such plan exists.“Any talk about making Idaho a safe haven or declaring an open season — I don’t think that’s the case at all,” said Keckler.A federal judge in August restored wolves across the Northern Rockies to the endangered species list following a lawsuit from environmentalists who argued Idaho and Montana wolves could not be under state control while Wyoming wolves remained under federal control.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found Wyoming’s wolf plan so different and inadequate compared to Montana’s and Idaho’s, it kept Wyoming wolves under federal supervision while it gave the other two local wolf control.But the federal judge agreed with wolf supporters that the Endangered Species Act doesn’t allow management of a free-ranging animal to be chopped up by state boundaries.Since the ruling, Idaho and Montana officials have been pushing federal officials to allow a return of public wolf hunting in the two states.Otter met with federal officials in Boise earlier this month, but it was unclear if Idaho’s proposal had been rejected. Hanian told the newspaper that a statement about the meeting was being prepared for next week about a possible agreement allowing state management of wolves.“He (Otter) wanted to convey a sense of urgency,” Hanian said of the meeting with federal officials. “We’re having unacceptable impacts, and we’re at a point where we need to see some action.”The number of wolves has skyrocketed since 66 wolves were brought from Canada to central Idaho and Yellowstone National Park. The population hit the original recovery benchmark of 300 animals a decade ago and at least 1,700 wolves now roam parts of six states.last_img read more

Derry and Strabane City Deal will see £210 million spent in NW

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Foyle MP and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has welcomed the announcement of Executive match-funding for City Deals.Mr Eastwood said that Derry’s City Deal has the potential to transform the North West economy, with a total of £210 million of investment and attracting new jobs.That’s been echoed by Sinn Fein MLA Martina Anderson, who says there is potential to transform not only Derry and Strabane, but the whole North West region………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Previous articleTemporary lay offs at WaterfordNext article22,700 receiving special Covid-19 payment in Donegal News Highland center_img Google+ Twitter Derry and Strabane City Deal will see £210 million spent in NW DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – May 5, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebooklast_img read more

12 Covid related deaths and 865 new cases confirmed in NI

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest By News Highland – January 22, 2021 Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Another 12 people have died with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, including 10 in the past 24 hours.865 new cases have also been confirmed.828 patients are in hospital with the disease, with 72 in intensive care.Hospitals are operating at 94% capacity, with only 24 ICU beds available. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Twitter Previous articleCalls for Western Rail Corridor to be a priority in EU transport programmeNext articleOver 50 Donegal projects supported by Community Enhancement Programme News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Pinterest 12 Covid related deaths and 865 new cases confirmed in NI Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Starbreeze signs €50m Payday 3 deal with Koch Media

first_imgStarbreeze signs €50m Payday 3 deal with Koch MediaSwedish firm now has the financing for Payday 3’s production and marketing until at least 18 months after 2023 launchMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefFriday 19th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleStarbreezeStarbreeze has signed a €50 million co-publishing deal with Koch Media for Payday 3, which is due to launch in 2023.The estimated €50 million vale of the deal will cover both development and international marketing for the project, including at least 18 months of post-launch content and marketing support.According to Starbreeze, the partnership with Koch means that Payday 3 is fully financed, and is expected to launch on PC and consoles in 2023.”In addition to securing the continued development, this deal secures global publishing of Payday 3 as well as the marketing efforts through the entire game life-cycle,” said Starbreeze CEO Tobias Sjögren in a statement. “We now have a strong foundation for a successful launch of Payday 3.”This deal is close to a guarantee of Payday 3’s release, and is a significant coup for Sjögren, who took over as acting CEO of the company in October last year.Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Following several years of financial tumult, in which it came close to insolvency due to a string of big investments and failed product launches, the Swedish publisher has become almost entirely reliant on revenue from Payday 2.In calendar 2020, Starbreeze earned SEK 118 million (€11.6 million) in revenue, of which SEK 111.5 million (€11 million) was generated by the Payday IP — close to 95% of the company’s total sales. Development of the 2013 title had been halted, but it was restarted in October 2019 as the company’s economically viable options narrowed.Starbreeze is the owner of the Payday IP. To date, the series has been installed 28 million times.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesStarbreeze’s Q1 losses shrink 95% to $505,000New CEO Tobias Sjögren says “the road ahead is clear” as Payday 3 is fully funded By James Batchelor An hour agoStarbreeze to relaunch Payday: Crime War with PopReachMobile shooter originally shut down in 2019, development team will now contribute to Payday 3By James Batchelor 27 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more