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Local Scientist Helps Chart the Rise and Fall of Galaxies Across 90 Percent of Cosmic History

first_imgA Pasadena-based scientist along with an international team of astronomers has charted the rise and fall of galaxies in over 90 percent of the universe’s cosmic history, an accomplishment published recently by The Astrophysics Journal.Eric Persson, of the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, built the instruments used in the FourStar Galaxy Evolution Survey (ZFOURGE) which created multicolored photos of galaxies as they swelled from their humble beginnings as dust clouds into the grandiose giants they are now, according to a statement released by Carnegie Science to the media.Astronomers at the Carnegie Observatories, situated on quiet Santa Barbara Street off North Lake Avenue, have played a pivotal role ion the past century of astronomy. Carnegie astronomers continue to play a pivotal role in studying and understanding the early universe.To create the photos, Persson and the team of scientists had to measure distance and brightness of over 700,000 galaxies spanning 12 billion years of cosmic time, according to the release.The team then used infrared detecting filters and took images with them using the Baade Telescope in Las Campanas, Chile, creating a 3D map which revealed that galaxies have existed as early as 12.5 years ago, less than 10 percent of universe’s current age.“Perhaps the most surprising result is that galaxies in the young universe appear as diverse as they are today, when the universe is older and much more evolved, “ said lead author Caroline Straatman in the press release, a recent graduate of Leiden University. “The fact that we see young galaxies in the distant universe that have already shut down star formation is remarkable.”According to the press release, the ZFOURGE has given scientists the best view of our universe’s youth yet. In the study’s earliest stages, the team found a cluster of galaxies formed 11 billion years ago, which they dubbed “galaxy city.”“The combination of FourStar, the special filters, Magellan and the conditions at Las Campanas led to the detection of the cluster,” said Persson in the media statement. “It was in a very well-studied region of the sky — hiding in plain sight.”The Carnegie Observatory first opened in Pasadena in 1904 as the Mount Wilson observatory, where Edwin Hubble transformed our notions of space with his famed telescope.For more, see http://obs.carnegiescience.edu/ 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Science and Technology Local Scientist Helps Chart the Rise and Fall of Galaxies Across 90 Percent of Cosmic History By RON ROKHY Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 5:26 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Top of the News last_img read more

Young offenders benefit from restorative justice in Limerick

first_imgby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A STUDY of Le Chéile’s Restorative Justice Project in Limerick has shown that restorative justice should be a preferred option for young offenders.Ireland’s first and only non-statutory youth restorative justice service provides a range of services to young people who have been involved in crime and are engaged with the Probation Service.The study carried out by Quality Matters found significant benefits not only for young people but also for the families and the victims of crime. The evaluation revealed that young people displayed a significant increase in empathy towards victims after engaging with the project, as well as better family relationships and less contact with the Gardaí and court system.Parents also reported positive outcomes for family life and improved relationships while victims of crime found that restorative justice (RJ) was a far better experience than the traditional criminal justice system. They stated that by participating in the project, they had a meaningful voice and found it more respectful and inclusive than the traditional court process.The project, established in 2010, works with young people on probation using a range of RJ models including face-to-face meetings, proxy victims, victim empathy programmes, and reparation.  The RJ project is part of Le Chéile Mentoring & Youth Justice Support Services, which provides volunteer mentoring as well as RJ, and family support services to young people who offend. Previous articleLimerick Council hears passionate call for marriage equalityNext articleMajor rally against water charges planned for Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSLe Chéile’s Restorative Justice ProjectlimerickProbation ServiceQuality Matters Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Facebook Linkedincenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsYoung offenders benefit from restorative justice in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – January 30, 2015 1053 Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Regulation is here to stay, but is beneficial

first_img Previous Article Next Article Regulation is here to stay, but is beneficialOn 5 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Regulation has become the taboo word. It never works and obstructsefficiency and free choice, runs the conventional wisdom. You only have tothink of the US labour market – lack of regulation has meant jobs galore. Except the story is a great deal more complicated in the US – evenparadoxically proving the opposite. Regulation works, and if we want efficiencyand justice it may be that the old belief that a mixture of carrot (thebusiness case) and stick (regulation) works, still stands. Take the explosion in women’s jobs in the US. Not only have women won thevast proportion of new jobs that have been generated over the last 20 years,they now hold 49 per cent of managerial and professional jobs, even though theyonly represent 47 per cent of the labour force. This figure will increase. By2030, analysts estimate that American women will constitute 54 per cent ofmanagement and professional occupations. Scaling the corporate ladder has donea lot to narrow the gender wage gap in the US. There is no doubt the US labour market has been opened to women because ofthe acute sensitivity of employers to being sued for discrimination. AnyAmerican business that earns a reputation for being sexist is not only going tobe taken to the cleaners for compensation, but will also suffer in themarketplace. It will lose business and talented female recruits. One of the myths is that the US labour market is lightly regulated. In termsof discrimination, its market is more savagely policed than almost any otheradvanced country’s – the secret of it creating so many jobs for women. Once regulation and litigation prized open the opportunity, American womenhave demonstrated that equal pay is not a cost but a necessity. It is notpossible to construct a high-performance workplace around embedded inequity inpay – and the US has shown the way. The successful business case has been created by the regulatory and legalenvironment rather than emerged as an act of generous voluntarism. It may betrue that the long boom in the US has generated demand for female labour, butit has been regulation that has made sure that so many of the jobs are decentlypaid. It makes a salutary story for employers on this side of the Atlantic whoargue that deregulation is the only way forward, and that all constraint onbusiness is job destroying. Nobody sane is going to argue for burdensome and excessive regulation. Butequally, nobody sane is going to argue for no or minimal regulation either. Wecan’t hope for firms to voluntarily behave properly simultaneously; there istoo much pressure to cut costs and go for immediate profit. Labour market regulation is not only here to stay, it can be verybeneficial. By Will Hutton, Chief executive, The Work Foundation Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Effects of temperature on heat-shock responses and survival of two species of marine invertebrates from sub-Antarctic Marion Island

first_imgThis study examined high temperature survival and heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) responses to temperature variation for two marine invertebrate species on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. The isopod Exosphaeroma gigas Leach and the amphipod Hyale hirtipalma Dana had the same tolerance to high temperature. The mean upper temperature which was lethal for 50% of the population (upper lethal temperature, ULT50) was 26.4°C for both species. However, the isopod E. gigas showed significant plasticity of ULT50, with a positive response to acclimation. In addition, the isopod had a heat shock response of Hsp70 at all acclimations, and the amount of Hsp70 protein increased significantly from basal levels upon an acute warm exposure after a cold acclimation. By contrast, the amphipod H. hirtipalma showed limited plasticity of ULT50 and no evidence for a heat shock response (failure of three different Hsp70 antibodies to bind to the extracted 70kDa proteins). Overall, these results reflect different flexibility of thermal tolerance of intertidal invertebrate species on Marion Island, with possible variation in the underlying cellular mechanisms, suggesting that warming associated with climate change may result in changes in species assemblage structure in sub-polar environments.last_img read more

Scandalous! $1.5bn Sports Investor, Arabella, Unknown in UK

first_imgThe proposal by a supposed UK-based Arabella 21st Century sports/marketing company, and some investors to plough about $1.5 billion into the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) may turn out a huge joke after all.Following the buzz generated by the proposal by Arabella 21st Century as represented by its CEO/President, Otunba Femi Carrena, during his meeting with Nigeria Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, recently Nigerian sports enthusiasts who were concerned about the reality of such investment coming from the UK or Europe where they are based sought to find out those behind the project. An investigation carried out by BEN TV, a UK-based first ethnic media channel in Europe on Arabella 21st Century including reaching out to UK’s company registration body, Company House, did not show any result.Really, it did show that UK Company House, (equivalent of Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission) may not have any record of Arabella 21st Century in its system.Infact, the only known website for Arabella 21st Century, has its domain name suspended since September 30th 2016 for inability to renew it.The suspension of Arabella 21st Century domain name since September could have caused the panic among sports enthusiasts who felt a company willing to invest $1.5 billion in Nigeria but could not afford a few dollars, less than $100, to renew its domain name must be unserious or at best itself looking for survival strategy in Nigeria.Further checks also showed that the only known project with Arabella 21st Century was the award of a contract to manage the arenas for the 15th National Sports Festival hosted by Ogun State Gateway Games Commission in 2006.How well did Arabella 21st Century performed in the task of managing that project can only be answered by Ogun State Gateway Commission.The news of such investment is a welcome development and a relief to many followers of Nigeria’s NPFL. The amount is staggering, capable of turning Nigeria’s sports around for the best and a huge step forward, however, it will be another blow to this government if it ended being another false hope.While the BEN TV report is not questioning the possible interest of Arabella 21st Century’s investment in Nigeria, it said that the company and its proprietors need to sort out the company’s identity, make its presence known to UK authority, the Company House.“If it is trading from the UK as we are made to believe, it needs to resolve its few bucks payment for its website domain renewal, at least for Nigerians to check them out and their profile especially in sports and related projects management.”While meeting with Dalung with his proposal few days ago, Carrena insisted thatsome investors in the United Kingdom were willing to invest the amount in the NPFL.He had said with so much promise; “They want to bring in about $1.5billion into Nigerian football but there is a caveat to it. They are not going to tamper with the constitution, statutes or football article. It is the same thing they did in China and Japan.“The league board will operate with the NFF and the Ministry will be involved. They want to set up a football development company that will be quoted on the stock exchange and same will apply to all the football clubs in Nigeria.”Carrena also hinted that like any other investor, they’ll like to make money.“They want to come to Nigeria and manage our league for the next 20 years. After a meeting with the ministry and other stakeholders, they’ll set up the company but their Nigerian counterparts are expected to invest 30 per cent of the $1.5billion. They’re ready to put their own money into the stock exchange but they’ll have the controlling share,” stressed the sweet talking CEO of Arabella to the sports minister who welcomed the proposal with open arms.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more