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Battle of Jutland ship brought back to life in 3D recreation

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Battle of Jutland ship brought back to life in 3D recreation View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities A 3D scan of HMS Falmouth by Historic England’s imaging team superimposed on a seabed survey of the wreck. The survey was carried out in partnership with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Photo: Historic EnglandHMS Falmouth, a Royal Navy warship sunk by German U-boats, has been recreated in its final resting place through the use of underwater surveying and digital 3D modelling.The Battle of Jutland ship was sunk off the Yorkshire Coast on August 20, 1916.According to Historic England, the public body that performed the survey to mark the centenary, HMS Falmouth is the only substantial wreck of a Royal Navy warship that fought in the Battle of Jutland lying in English waters.Historic England also said this was the first time it has produced a digital 3D model of HMS Falmouth and superimposed it on a detailed survey of the wreck.The results of the seabed survey, which was carried out in partnership with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, have been combined with a digital 3D image of a builder’s model of HMS Falmouth held by the Imperial War Museum at Chatham Historic Dockyard.HMS Falmouth was the flagship of the Third Light Cruiser Squadron at the Battle of Jutland, which was the biggest naval engagement of the First World War. Over 100,000 sailors were involved on 250 ships. HMS Falmouth fought at Jutland as part of Vice-Admiral Beatty’s battle cruiser fleet, engaging several German light cruisers and torpedoing the battle cruiser Lützow.On Sunday 20 August 1916 just a few weeks after Jutland, in a pivotal engagement with the German fleet, HMS Falmouth sank in Bridlington Bay after being struck in two separate torpedo attacks by U-boats. Some 12 crew members lost their lives.Wayne Cocroft, Senior Investigator at Historic England said: “Throughout the First World War the sea off our coast was an intensely-fought battlefield with many casualties lost within sight of the shore. Aside from war memorials to those lost at sea, the traces of maritime battles are invisible to all but a few.”“Modern technology is now being used to make our underwater heritage accessible to all. Digital 3D modelling and computer visualisation can recreate the appearance of lost vessels aiding our understanding and remembrance of this largely forgotten conflict.” Battle of Jutland ship brought back to life in 3D recreation View post tag: Historic England View post tag: HMS Falmouth Share this article August 19, 2016last_img read more


Essien captains Black Stars against Montenegro

first_imgMichael Essien will lead the Black Stars as Ghana debut their new away kit against Montenegro today in Podgorica. The AC Milan midfielder leads the team with regular captain, Asamoah Gyan starting from the bench. Adam Kwarasey starts in post for Ghana as Kwesi Appiah’s side begin their preparations for the FIFA World Cup at the Stadium Pod Goricum.  Kick off is at 1700 local time. Ghana line up Adam Kwarasey, Daniel Opare, David Addy, Jerry Akaminko, John Boye, Michael Essien, Christian Atsu, Agyemang Badu, Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew Mubarak Wakaso.  Subs Stephen Adams, Asamoah Gyan, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari, Samuel Inkoom, Jonathan Mensah, Albert Adomah, Kwadwo Asamoah, Andre Ayewlast_img read more


‘Magical’ Lazio down Juventus in Saudi for Super Cup win

first_imgLazio win the Italian Super Cup. photo via @iF2isRiyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Lazio won the Italian Super Cup for a fifth time on Sunday, defeating Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus 3-1 in a game played in the Saudi Arabia capital of Riyadh.“We did something magical tonight,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi.Lazio, the only team to have defeated Juve in Serie A this season, were in front through Luis Alberto after 16 minutes.Paulo Dybala levelled just before the break after a shot from Ronaldo was parried into his path by Lazio’s Albanian goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.Despite boasting the attacking talents of Ronaldo, Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, it was the Roman side who looked more likely the next to score.Bosnian international Senad Lulic restored Lazio’s advantage in the 73rd minute with an impressive volley.Danilo Cataldi added a third in the fourth minute of stoppage time from a free kick after Juve’s Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur had been sent off.Lazio had already defeated Juve 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico in Serie A two weeks ago — until Sunday that was the only defeat suffered by Maurizio Sarri in his time as coach.“We did something magical — to beat Juve twice in two weeks is incredible,” Inzaghi told Rai Sport. “I think this was another deserved victory for a strong team that always believed in our ideas.”The Serie A match in Rome was a world away from Sunday’s proceedings in the King Fahd Stadium where women supporters were allowed to attend.Ronaldo was the main reason the fans came to watch and Juve obviously took the occasion on board with their famed black and white shirts sporting Arabic designs.Juve are no strangers to Saudi Arabia having won the Super Cup in Jeddah in January this year, beating AC Milan 1-0.The Turin giants had been looking to win the trophy for a ninth time.Juventus will now turn their attentions to defending their Serie A title.They are currently level at the top of the table with Inter Milan while Lazio are third, six points off the pace.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


Soccer Quest Camp packs in the players

first_imgPartnering with the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay Regional Prospects program shows to all the level of our full time organization and the progress we have made in the Kootenays over the past several years.Soccer Quest will host another camp in Nelson prior to the Labour Day holiday weekend. The Lakeside Soccer Fields were a beehive of activity this week as Soccer Quest rolled out its first of many Summer Camps in the Kootenays.The Nelson camp attracted more than 150 players, which is one of the highest enrollments ever said camp coordinator Jamie Spendlove.The Soccer Quest Summer Camps offer top caliber coaching at all levels.last_img read more


Bombers open AA tournament against Mark Isfeld Thursday

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers open the 2014 B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Thursday with a pair of games in round robin play.The Bombers, representing the Kootenay zone, meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney at 11 a.m. to begin play in the 16-team tournament.LVR battles host Princess Margaret at 3 p.m. to conclude Day one action. The Bombers then play Smithers in the final round robin game Friday at 9 a.m.The top four teams advance to the semi final round Friday afternoon.The semi final winners meet to determine the BC Champion Saturday.In 2013, the Bombers surprised many critics by advancing to the Final Four.However, the Bombers lost both playoff games to finish fourth in the tournament.LVR advanced to the provincial tournament by overpowering teams at the Kootenay Zone Championships held recently in Creston.last_img read more



first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2016)–Santa Anita Park’s all-new turf course got its first “close-up” in advance of its Autumn Meet opener on Sept. 30 as trainer John Sadler and jockey Mike Smith teamed with Hronis Racing’s 3-year-old Curlin Rules to work four furlongs in 48.80 Thursday morning.Accompanied by a Sadler stable pony, Curlin Rules came onto Santa Anita’s main track at 9:49 a.m., entered the turf course near the finish line and was kept well off the inside rail as he broke free from the pony heading down the turf course backstretch.“This is just like Augusta (National Golf Club, home of the Masters),” joked Smith as he came off the course. “This colt seemed to really like it. It’s like a brand new putting green and it’s only going to get better and better. We’ve got two more weeks (before opening day) and that’s going to help even more.”Santa Anita’s official clocking team had Curlin Rules striding through an opening quarter mile of 24.40.Comprised of a Bandera-Bermuda Turf mixture, the new course was installed this past June and will be ready for racing on opening day, day one of the 23-day stand which will be highlighted by the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4 & 5.“We’ve had optimal growing conditions over the summer and we’re anxious to demonstrate this course is ready for prime time,” said Joe Morris, Vice President of West Coast Operations for The Stronach Group. “This grass is close knit and uniform and it’s designed for this climate. We’re pleased with the way both the hillside course and the oval look and with how the grass has taken root. With the Breeders’ Cup coming in November, we can’t wait to get started.”A maiden special weight winner going 1 1/16 miles on dirt here Feb. 21, Curlin Rules, a Kentucky-bred colt by Curlin, comes off a one mile turf allowance win at Del Mar on August 6.The public is encouraged to attend daily morning workouts at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner, which is located at the top of the stretch via Gate 8 off of Baldwin Ave. Admission is free and a full breakfast menu is offered from early morning training hours until 10 a.m. each day.First post time on opening day is at 1 p.m. For more information on Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet and the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4 & 5, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


Warriors summer league roster features five NBA first-round picks

first_imgCenter Damian Jones and new backup point guard Jacob Evans are among the five first-round NBA draft picks on the Warriors summer league roster the team announced Wednesday.Sharp-shooting guard Jimmer Fredette, taken one spot ahead of Klay Thompson in the 2011 NBA draft, will get an extended look from the Warriors this summer beginning Monday in Sacramento, where he began his career.Other first-round picks on the 16-man roster include Michigan’s Jordan Poole, the Warriors’ top pick last …last_img read more


Series in Milwaukee shows why Giants and Brewers should trade with each other

first_imgDENVER — As his team catches fire and pitching staffs around the league continue to melt down, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi finds himself in an intriguing position.It might be too soon to know whether the Giants have a realistic chance to compete for a Wildcard berth over the next two-plus months, but it’s clear the team has assets that contending clubs find quite desirable.With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, the Milwaukee Brewers should be among the teams …last_img read more


Space science can solve socio-economic problems

first_imgSkills, jobs, and social issues – these are on the agenda for South Africa’s space industry. It is pouring resources into building a pipeline of space scientists, and is using its facilities to help understand climate issues. Co-operation with other nations, such as China, is key. The radio telescope at HartRAO can help South Africa overcome some of its socio-economic issues. (Image: Shamin Chibba) • SKA will change the way we listen to the universe• SKA: answering the big questions about the universe• Design for SKA telescope ‘has been agreed’• SKA will boost Africa’s presence in science fields • Time-travelling SKA to look back at the birth of stars Shamin Chibba South Africa’s space science industry is on a new mission that has nothing to do with Earth observation or geomagnetic storms. This time, it is out to improve South Africa’s socio-economic situation by developing skills, creating jobs and increasing the number of space science students in the country.Space scientists from Hartbeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and South African National Space Agency (Sansa) met local and foreign journalists on day two of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation media tour hosted by Brand South Africa and other partners.The three-day tour showcased some of South Africa’s some of South Africa’s competitive strengths, including the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, BAW auto manufacturers and Constitution Hill.On the second day, on Monday 30 November, South Africa’s past and future collided as journalists were taken to HartRAO and the Phillip V Tobias Fossil Primate and Hominid Laboratory, where most of the world’s hominid fossils are housed. According to Brand South Africa, innovation, archaeology, science and technology are areas on which the country focuses to achieve the National Development Plan goals.Speaking at HartRAO, the manager of the SKA in South Africa, Lindsay Magnus, said the project was developing skills and creating numerous jobs for the country. “SKA’s human capital development is like a sausage factory,” he said.At least 78% of undergraduates funded by SKA went on to obtain their honours degrees, he added. SKA is also developing maths and science for pupils and teachers in schools in the Karoo where the radio telescopes will be based.The SKA is a series of radio telescopes, which look like large satellite dishes. Radio telescopes are used in radio astronomy, the branch of the science concerned with radio emissions from celestial objects – galaxies, stars and the like. These are used to determine their size, mass and chemical composition. According to Magnus, SKA will be at the forefront of answering questions about the universe. Professor Ludwig Combrinck, an associate director at HartRAO, standing outside the control room. HartRAO, he said, was a Nasa Deep Space Station between 1961 and 1974 and assisted in Apollo 11’s landing on the moon.Earth observation can help to alleviate water shortageSansa executive director Amal Khatri said the research the agency undertook could change the socio-economic situation of South Africa.The Earth Observation Programme, which took satellite images for research purposes, was used to solve society’s problems, such as water shortages, he explained. “Images on water levels can have a visual impact regarding water shortages. It can create awareness.”Khatri said the space sector had potential to develop new skills and that there was a process in place that could support individuals who wished to become space engineers.Sansa had recently collaborated with China’s Centre for Resources Satellite Data and Application on the installation of the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS-04) terminal. Sansa is authorised to directly receive, process, archive and distribute CBERS satellite data free-of-charge to the Earth observation community across Africa.It will also collaborate with the China Great Wall Industry Corporation in hosting GPS equipment in Hermanus.last_img read more


DTN Yield Tour – IA, MN, WI

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter And Katie Dehlinger DTN Farm Business EditorROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — This year’s challenging growing season will trim production across the northern Corn Belt this year, as corn and soybean yields in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin slip lower in 2019.The DTN/Progressive Farmer 2019 Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, is an in-depth look at how the 2019 corn and soybean crop is progressing using Gro’s real-time yield maps, which are generated with satellite imagery, rainfall data, temperature maps and other public data.Gro’s models suggest Iowa’s corn crop will make an average yield of 187 bushels per acre (bpa), down 9 bpa from last year and also below USDA’s August estimate of 191 bpa. Gro pegs Minnesota’s average corn yield at 175 bpa and Wisconsin’s at 167 bpa, both down from last year’s crops, though slightly above USDA’s August estimates.For soybeans, Gro forecasts Iowa’s statewide yield at 53 bpa, down 5 bpa from last year and also slightly below USDA’s August estimate of 55 bpa. Gro forecast Minnesota’s statewide soybean average at 44 bpa and Wisconsin’s at 46 bpa, both below last year’s soybean production but close to USDA’s August estimates.You can see specific comparisons in these charts:Iowa: https://app.gro-intelligence.com/…Minnesota: https://app.gro-intelligence.com/…Wisconsin: https://app.gro-intelligence.com/…Gro’s county and state yield estimates update on a daily basis, so the numbers at publication time may differ slightly from what you find on the Gro website.IOWAWith a statewide average of 187 bpa, Gro’s models show Iowa with the highest corn yield potential of the 10 states included in DTN’s Digital Yield Tour. While the yield potential is strong, it sits well below USDA’s 196-bpa estimate last year. The symptoms of a wet spring are visible not only in this year-over-year difference, but also on another map known as the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), which uses satellite imagery to show how abnormally dry or lush an area is, using a 10-year average “greenness” index.The March-to-May time frame was the ninth wettest in Iowa’s history, but it hit different parts of the state at different times, noted DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson.“Western Iowa caught the first round of flooding with the central U.S. bomb cyclone in mid-March. Then, in early May, eastern Iowa was the recipient of heavy rain and late-spring snow melt, which brought on flooding that rivaled the 1993 Great Flood year,” Anderson said. “May loaded up on moisture; May precipitation was the fourth-wettest on record. Temperatures were also below normal. This was the ideal combination for extensive loss of acreage due to flooding and ponding out. That’s exactly what happened; NDVI vegetation index maps show wet-ground impact statewide.”The flooding impact was strongest in the state’s southeast and far southern counties, two areas that had record precipitation in May. You can view Iowa’s NDVI map here, where brown shading indicates a lack of vegetation: https://app.gro-intelligence.com/….Gro Intelligence’s yield maps show corn yields ranging from 207 bpa in Shelby and Cherokee counties in western Iowa to a low of 140 bpa in Wayne County along the southern border with Missouri. You can see the county level map here: https://app.gro-intelligence.com/….Mike Berdo got about half of his corn crop planted in mid-April, but then it didn’t stop raining until the end of May. His farm received 20 inches of rain in May, and there’s a distinct difference between what was planted early and late.“Early planted corn looks really good. It’s no 2017 crop, but for 2019, it’s going to be good,” he said, estimating that the potential difference between early and late-planted corn is 50 bpa or more.On soybeans, Gro’s county maps show a 20-bpa difference between the highest-yielding counties and the lowest. Cherokee and Plymouth counties have the highest average yield at 61 bpa while Ringgold has the lowest at 41 bpa. While the state estimate is only 4 bushels below USDA’s final number last year, the county map shows a lot more variation, particularly in the eastern part of the state.Berdo said soybeans show the worst of this spring’s wet weather. A lot of farmers like himself mudded them in, but others had to take prevented planting.“It was just that time of year, we had to go and ground conditions were not ideal,” he said. “I think we’re going to see below trend line yields on beans in my area.”In Washington County where Berdo farms, Gro estimates soybeans will yield about 48 bpa. While they’ve had a few small showers in recent weeks, the last measurable rain was 1.2 inches a month ago during the county fair. “The beans really need a rain,” Berdo said.Ultimately, both Iowa’s corn and soybean crops have miles to go before harvest, added DTN’s Anderson.“The late start means late development. Corn is only around 41% in the dough stage, and the soybean pod-setting rate is some 25 to 30 percentage points behind average,” he said. “Progress is running around two weeks later than average. There is no question that crops will need to avoid an early freeze this fall.”MINNESOTAGro puts Minnesota’s statewide corn yield average at 175 bpa, right now, with its soybean average hovering around 44 bpa. Both are significant drops from last year, when USDA pegged corn at 182 bpa and soybeans at 50 bpa.As with Iowa, the toll of spring flooding and rainfall on Minnesota farmland is etched into Gro’s real-time maps.“The vegetation display over the western third of the state is astounding,” Anderson noted of the NDVI map of the state, which shows the relative greenness of each state’s vegetation. “Almost the entire length of the border with South Dakota, and extending about 100 miles into the state, flooded-out and ponded-out acreage is widespread.” See the map here: https://app.gro-intelligence.com/….Minnesota farmers reported nearly a million acres of prevented corn planting to USDA’s Farm Service Agency, as well as more than 170,000 prevented planting soybean acres.Many appear to be concentrated in the southwest and southeast corner of the state, according to Gro’s maps, which show brown shading across those regions, indicating a lack of vegetation. What did get planted is dealing with a twofold threat of poor planting conditions and delays, added Anderson.“In the western and southwestern counties, precipitation was either record-wet or near-record-wet for the three-month period,” he said. “So, not only did planting take place late, but, except for a very hot spell in July, temperatures have been on the cool side, which has progress lagging the average pace by around two weeks.”Gro’s county-level yield maps echo these conditions. (See them here: https://app.gro-intelligence.com/…). Last year, Gro maps showed counties in the southern third of the state with corn yields ranging from 190 to 200 bpa. This year, yields in that southern third are far more variable and lower, ranging mostly from 150 to 190 bpa. Across the rest of the state, yields appear to have been trimmed by 10 bpa or more from last year’s. The lowest corn yield average sits in Aitkin County at 110 bpa, with the highest falling in Martin County at 199 bpa.Where Mark Nowak farms in the southernmost county of Faribault, Gro maps suggest yields will land around 197 bpa on average, down from 200 bpa last year. Potential was actually far higher than that, Nowak noted, before a terrible windstorm ripped through southern Minnesota and caused widespread green snap. “I am averaging 18% of plants damaged to some extent,” he said. “I think millions of bushels of corn were lost in this region.”Gro’s soybean maps tell a similar story of trimmed yields. Last year, most soybean yields in the southern half of the state fell between 40 to 60 bpa. This year, county-level maps show a wide variation of bean yields for this region, ranging from 35 to 45 bpa, with only a handful of counties in the southern third breaking past 50 bpa. Crow Wing County is pegged at the lowest yield average at 33 bpa, with Winona County taking the highest potential yield average of 53 bpa.Justin Honebrink, who farms in Otter Tail County in west-central Minnesota, said Gro’s prediction of 44 bpa for his county average, down 2 bushels from last year, sounds about right. “Soybeans just look so behind — they would look really good if it was a month ago,” he said. “A lot of guys were two to three weeks late getting beans planted.”WISCONSINIn Wisconsin, Gro’s models are predicting a 166-bpa average corn yield and a 45-bpa average soybean yield, down from USDA’s final 2018 estimates of 172 bpa for corn and 49 bpa for soybeans.As with Minnesota, Gro’s real-time maps highlight how much smaller and later corn and soybean crops growing in Wisconsin are this year. The NDVI map of the state (see it here: https://app.gro-intelligence.com/…) shows dark patches of unplanted vegetation scattered across the state, but concentrated in north-central region and the eastern third of the state.“Spring precipitation was the eighth-wettest in 125 years of record keeping, with the north-central swath having record-wet conditions,” noted DTN’s Anderson. “There are many acres of flooded-out or ponded-out land showing up in the NDVI depiction.” The state’s farmers have reported nearly half a million prevented planting corn acres and over 125,000 prevented planting soybean acres this summer.The effect on yields are clear in Gro’s county-level yield maps for corn and soybeans. See them here: https://app.gro-intelligence.com/…. Last year, Gro maps showed solid corn yields in the southern third of the state, mostly falling between 160 and 190 bpa. This year, yields have been trimmed significantly in this region and fall mostly between 155 bpa and 180 bpa. For example, the southwestern county of Grant averaged 202-bpa corn last year — this year, Gro maps suggest fields there will be lucky to average 177 bpa. Iron County is showing the state’s lowest potential yield average, at 97 bpa, with Lafayette County showing the highest, at 189 bpa.In soybeans, a similar picture unfolds, with yields trimmed across most of the state. Last year, Gro maps show 2018 bean yields in the southern two-thirds of the state ranging from 40 to 60 bpa. This year, the real-time county maps for this region show soybean yields falling mostly between 30 and 50 bpa. The lowest yield average hails from Taylor County at 34 bpa, with the highest yield average of 57 bpa falling in Lafayette County.These crops are also racing Mother Nature, noted Anderson. “It’s going to be a race to the finish line for crops; in fact, as of Sunday, Aug. 11, Wisconsin still had 28% of its corn yet to pollinate, with soybean pod setting some 25% to 30% behind average,” he said. “Fortunately, the weather forecast for September is pointing toward above-normal temperatures.”Thursday, the “tour” will explore the Eastern Corn Belt states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, which saw some of the worst rain and flooding this spring. If you would like your yield or field observations included, email DTN using the contact information below.ABOUT THE TOURThe DTN/The Progressive Farmer 2019 Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, is taking place Aug. 13-16 and provides an in-depth look at how the year’s corn and soybean crops are progressing. Each day, we’ll feature crop condition and yield information from various states, which include links to the Gro yield prediction maps for those states. Yield summaries are viewable at the county level.The “tour” started in the west, with the first day’s articles focusing on Kansas and Missouri and Nebraska and South Dakota. On Aug. 14, the tour explored yield estimates from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. On Aug. 15, we will move into the Eastern Corn Belt — Illinois, Indiana and Ohio — before publishing a final look at Gro’s overall national yield predictions for the 2019 corn and soybean crops on Aug. 16. Readers should note that the Gro yield visuals are continually updated, while the DTN feature articles are based on the company’s yield estimate at the time the article was written. Numbers quoted in the articles may be different than those on the Gro website depending on when viewed.To see all the tour articles and related DTN stories about the 2019 crop, visit our tour site at: https://spotlights.dtnpf.com/….About Gro Intelligence: The New York-based company is focused on creating data analytics for the agriculture industry. Gro builds proprietary crop models that use satellite imagery, soil conditions, weather and other crop and environmental data to produce crop health and yield prediction numbers and visuals.To learn more about Gro, go here: https://www.gro-intelligence.com/….To read the research white paper on Gro’s modeling system, go here and select to “Download the corn yield model paper”: https://gro-intelligence.com/….Emily Unglesbee can be reached at [email protected] her on Twitter @Emily_UnglesbeeKatie Dehlinger can be reached at [email protected] her on Twitter @KatieD_DTN(AG/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. 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