Tietjens names his Sevens side

first_img“DJ, Lote and Tomasi have played in over 40 tournaments and there are quite a few players in this squad that travelled to every tournament in the Series last year which gives them invaluable experience to pass down to the younger players.“There are some young players in this squad showing great promise which bodes well for the future as we head towards the 2016 Olympics,” he said. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – FEBRUARY 07: D J Forbes of New Zealand trains with his team during day two of the New Zealand International Sevens at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2009 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images) Meanwhile, new Highlander and All Blacks winger Hosea Gear will join the New Zealand Sevens squad in Wellington on Friday. Gear has made himself available for selection for the Hertz Sevens and will be released by the Highlanders for the tournament should he be selected.The New Zealand Sevens team will be holding a public training session at Porirua Park this Saturday 28 January at 10.00am.  Members of the public are invited along to view the training session and players will be available to meet and greet fans. Captain DJ Forbes will be joining the squad for a seventh seasonNew Zealand Sevens Coach Gordon Tietjens has named four new caps in his 2012 national contracted squad of 15 who are preparing for next weekend’s Hertz Sevens tournament in Wellington.Wellington’s 18-year-old Ardie Savea, the younger brother of Hurricane and former New Zealand Sevens player Julian Savea, has been named in Tietjens’ squad for the first time. Savea was nominated for the New Zealand Rugby Union Age Grade Player of the Year at last year’s Steinlager Rugby Awards and he also captained the New Zealand Schools side in the same year.Other new caps include Hawke’s Bay’s Mark Jackman, Taranaki’s Waisake Naholo and 19-year-old Lolagi Visina from Auckland.The squad includes plenty of experience with senior players Lote Raikabula, captain DJ Forbes and playmaker Tomasi Cama all heading into their seventh season with the side.Titejens said his squad had a good mix of youth and experience.last_img read more

Hermès and scarves: A look at one of the most unique combinations in the west

first_imgAmanda Vasquezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-vasquez/ Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Amanda Vasquezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-vasquez/ Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Cowgirl: A look at the most glamorous women in rodeo Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Amanda Vasquez ReddIt Facebook Twitter Boschini responds to faculty criticism over recent interview What we’re reading: Request to sequester denied in Chauvin trial, Michigan’s COVID-19 cases rise Amanda Vasquezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-vasquez/ Image magazineHermès and scarves: A look at one of the most unique combinations in the westBy Amanda Vasquez – May 3, 2021 622 Non-traditional classrooms to continue to be used next semester as distancing requirements persist Linkedin Previous articleBehind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion WeekNext articleCowgirl: A look at the most glamorous women in rodeo Amanda Vasquez printLoading 72%Written by: Amanda Vasquez Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TXThe massive framed works of art lining the staircases that dominate the grand foyer in the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame aren’t what they seem. There are no brush marks or paint under the glass, nor are they a view from a photographer’s lens. These intricate and bright pieces are silk scarves depicting horses and other horse-related imagery.A single name stitched into the corner of each – Hermès – marks them as high fashion pieces.The colorful collection is part of a larger exhibition, “It’s Never Just a Horse,” and represents how the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring Western women is about more than horses and trick riding. Photo: The scarves line the stairwell in the museum. (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Glamour is woven throughout the museum and its collection. From hand carved panels to a Richard Haas mural, the museum captures the western spirit of women. Sequins, costumes and even more memorabilia are highlights of its second floor, all showcasing the fashion elements of the cowgirl.Photo: Janell Kleberg being inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: Janell Kleberg being inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: A Richard Haas mural decorates the outside wall of the museum (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: A Richard Haas mural decorates the outside wall of the museum (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)The left stairwell houses an Hermès scarf that was made in collaboration with 2019 Cowgirl Honoree Janell Kleberg. Nominees for the cowgirl award exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the West. Kleberg has led a storied career in and around ranch work, and made the scarf as a way to highlight some of the conservation efforts she has been involved in. Kleberg worked with Waco, Texas native and the sole American designer for Hermès, Kermit Oliver, for six years on the scarf. As an avid conservation advocate, Kleberg wanted to create a scarf  that would highlight protecting the Laguna Madre of the Texas Coast.Hermès dedicated a portion of the proceeds of the limited-edition scarf to the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute to purchase technology that helps measures annual migrations. That information is then shared with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, according to the Cowgirl Museum.Photo: Janell Kleberg’s scarf in collaboration with Kermit Oliver (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: Colorful scarf depicts beautiful horse imagery (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: Colorful scarf depicts beautiful horse imagery (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: Janell Kleberg’s scarf in collaboration with Kermit Oliver (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: Janell Kleberg’s scarf in collaboration with Kermit Oliver (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: Collection of Hermès scarves decorate the walls of the lefthand stairwell (Photo by Amanda Vasquez)Along with Kleberg’s unique piece, the other scarves in the exhibit also have a unique design, color selection and significance that all highlight the value of the horse.“The 16 scarves chosen for this stairwell represent the various partnerships and intersections of the horse, the land and people,” according to the Cowgirl Museum. “You can find elements of the many ways horses have been viewed as partner, competition, muse or simply as an object of beauty, because It’s Never Just a Horse.” Photo: Colorful scarf depicts beautiful horse imagery (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: Colorful scarf depicts beautiful horse imagery (Photo courtesy of the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, TX)Photo: Collection of Hermès scarves decorate the walls of the righthand stairwell (Photo by Amanda Vasquez)Photo: Collection of Hermès scarves decorate the walls of the righthand stairwell (Photo by Amanda Vasquez)This exhibition not only tells the story of the horse, but also the rich history of Hermès.In 1800’s France, the now high fashion company began as a tack company. Wanting to serve customers a wider range of products, the company expanded into selling luxury goods, such as scarves. Each piece goes through a meticulous production process.The elegance, colors, design and sheer size of these Hermès scarves is truly captivating. Madison Ward, public engagement manager at the Cowgirl Museum, explained that executive director Pat Riley came up with the idea to house these scarves. It’s no wonder these scarves are treasured by the Cowgirl Museum and their guests.Amanda Vasquez is a junior journalism major, writing minor at TCU. She is from Westlake Village, California. She is a member of National Association for Hispanic Journalists, HerCampus and Student Media at TCU.TopBuilt with Shorthand Amanda Vasquezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/amanda-vasquez/ Linkedin ReddIt + posts Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

The Science of Global Warming Is Older Than Quantum Mechanics

first_img~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Much of the information from this article comes from “History of the Greenhouse Effect” by M.D.H. Jones and A. Henderson-Sellers. It was originally published in Progress in Physical Geography (14, 1-18, ©1990) and reprinted in a book that I bought in the mid-1990s: Global Warming: Selected Reprints by John W. Firor, published by the American Association of Physics Teachers, ©1995. Meet Joseph FourierFourier is known to all who study physics for his development of Fourier Analysis, which allows you to model mathematical functions as a series of sines and cosines, and Fourier’s Law, which is the basic law of heat flow by conduction. The latter is known to beginning building science students as Q = U x A x ΔT, which is a simplified version of the full law.
What Fourier did was to calculate that the earth, because of its distance from the sun, should be significantly colder than it is. He calculated the amount of radiant energy hitting our planet and found that it wasn’t enough to account for the temperatures we have here. In addition to considering the possibility of additional radiation from interstellar space providing the boost, he proposed that the atmosphere trapped heat and caused the warmer temperatures. I’m new to global warming. I didn’t hear about it until 1983. Even thirty years ago, the science behind the greenhouse effect and global warming was well known. French Physicist and mathematician Joseph Fourier is generally credited with being the first to hypothesize that the earth is warmed by its atmosphere and even that we humans can change the climate. That goes all the way back to 1827. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. Further 19th-century advances in climate scienceSeveral other 19th century scientists took up Fourier’s work and studied radiation, absorption, and conduction in atmospheric gases, trying to get a handle on how our climate works. The Irish scientist Tyndall was one of the first to try to calculate how infrared radiant energy flows affect the climate.Then came the interest in how carbon dioxide affected the balance of heat flows. Langley looked into this in the 1880s and calculated, incorrectly, that the earth’s temperature would be only about -200°C (-328°F) were it not for the presence of CO2 and its insulating effect on the earth’s atmosphere. It would actually be about -18°C (0°F), but hey, we’re talking about someone doing this back in the 1880s. Lord Grantham’s mother, the Dowager Countess, was probably still hot and fashionable then!One thing that Tyndall concluded from his work was that water vapor had more effect on atmospheric temperatures than carbon dioxide. In 1895, Svante Arrhenius gave a presentation to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on the subject. Hist paper was titled, “The Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air Upon the Temperature of the Ground.” (What they called carbonic acid, we know as carbon dioxide.) In it, he disagreed with Tyndall and said carbon dioxide was the more important greenhouse gas (though I’m sure he didn’t use that term).Arrhenius’s study was pretty darn interesting. He wanted to know what would happen if the CO2 levels were different than the then-current concentration of 300 parts per million by volume. He calculated the resulting temperature for levels that were 0.67, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0 times as high and also looked at how it changed with longitude.His results were quite similar to what scientists have found a hundred years hence: Doubling the atmospheric CO2 results in a temperature rise of about 6°C. Current work in the area of climate sensitivity puts his result just outside the 3°C ± 1.5°C range of modern climate research. The good thing about scienceAs with most areas of science, the revolution happens first, and then the focus shifts to filling in the details. Thomas Kuhn discussed this in his wonderful book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, describing the revolutions as periods when we undergo paradigm shifts. I’m not sure the development of climate science represents as much of a paradigm shift as it does the creation of a paradigm, but the work of Fourier was definitely groundbreaking.Since his work in the 1820s, we’ve added a lot of documentation to Fourier’s ideas about the greenhouse effect and global warming (including that the so-called greenhouse effect isn’t what keeps greenhouses warm, but that’s for another article). Scientists have tons of data on this subject and among them, there’s not really any debate about (1) whether our planet is warming and (2) that our actions are a big part of the cause.You can choose not to believe it, of course, but as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said recently, “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” The really amazing thing about Fourier’s work is that he did this before James Clerk Maxwell, Jožef Stefan, and Ludwig Boltzmann were even born. In the 1820s, scientists were still decades away from understanding that light, heat, electricity, and magnetism were all related. Maxwell put that together in the 1860s with his famous set of four equations that govern the field of classical electromagnetism.Only then could Stefan and Boltzmann figure out their law of radiation, showing that the energy transferred by radiation is proportional to the fourth power of the radiating body’s temperature and its emissivity. (The emissivity of materials is something we exploit in the making of low-e windows and radiant barriers). What Fourier did in the 1820s was revolutionary, but now this calculation is basic enough that it appears in introductory physics textbooks. RELATED ARTICLES Good News Bad News With Climate ChangeAvoiding the Global Warming Impact of InsulationThe Connection Between Obesity and Climate ChangeCommercial-Scale Wind Powerlast_img read more

US adjusting to Arena’s system as World Cup qualifier looms

first_imgWallace to become first black driver in Cup race since 2006 United States’ Christian Pulisic (10) celebrates with teammate DeAndre Yedlin (2) and Omar Gonzalez (3) after scoring against Venezuela during the second half of an international friendly soccer match. APCOMMERCE CITY, Colorado — U.S. coach Bruce Arena looked at the rosy side of a surprise draw with Venezuela in an exhibition game over the weekend.“Good exercise for us,” he said Monday (Tuesday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT “Of course, it’s hard to breathe, to run,” said Johnson, who recently extended his contract with Borussia Moenchengladbach. “The first couple of days, you can tell in warmups and stuff. You’re breathing hard. But you get used to it.”Arena certainly liked the play of 18-year-old Christian Pulisic on Saturday as the midfielder scored the tying goal for the Americans in the 61st minute. Asked how he’s come along over the last six months, Arena responded: “Six months older.”“He’s stronger physically, mentally,” Arena said. “The young ones make more improvement. I don’t think (DaMarcus) Beasley and (Clint) Dempsey are going to get much better in six months.”Johnson met with Arena several times in Germany to discuss what’s expected of him. Johnson likes his responsibilities in the midfield, a position that’s relatively unsettled. Sebastian Lletget started against Honduras in March, scoring the opening goal, but injured his left foot in the 6-0 home win and will be sidelined four to six months.“We have to create more chances, use the space a little bit better,” Johnson said. “That’s what we’re going to try to do on Thursday.” MOST READ The Americans are still getting used to Arena’s system, along with playing at a higher altitude. But there’s not much time left, with a World Cup qualifier on Thursday in Commerce City against Trinidad and Tobago.Neither team has margin for error, with the U.S. currently in fourth place in the six-team standings with four points and Trinidad and Tobago last with three points. The top three teams qualify, with the fourth-place squad going to a playoff against Asia’s No. 5 nation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They have to understand the things we’re trying to do, and I don’t think we’re already there,” said Arena, whose team settled for a 1-1 draw with Venezuela on Saturday in Sandy, Utah. “The examples of Saturday’s game is good, to show some of the issues we have and correct them and be ready for Thursday.”The team elected to switch things up Monday, going with an afternoon practice instead of being put through its paces in a morning session. Anything to that? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “We just wanted to have a meeting in the morning,” Arena said. “Meeting, practice, have lunch and off the rest of the day. Wasn’t rocket science.”Figuring out what system the Americans may utilize could be, though. At times against Venezuela, the squad employed a 4-4-2 formation. At other times, it was a different alignment.“It’s better for us if the opposition doesn’t know how we’re going to play, how we’re going to start the game,” midfielder Fabian Johnson said. “It’s positive for us that we have two systems that we can also switch during the game.”Now, they just need everyone healthy. Central defender John Brooks left Saturday’s game with a bruised quadriceps muscle. Arena doesn’t know if he will be available Thursday, let alone three days later when the team plays in Mexico. But there’s also this: Forward Jozy Altidore is getting up to speed after reporting late to training camp because of his brother’s wedding.Arena has gradually increased the tempo at practice to get his team acclimatized to the higher elevation. It’s 5,200 feet in Commerce City and a lung-searing 7,820 feet at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The elevation for the exhibition game was around 4,450 feet.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudslast_img read more

Hearts investigate claim that Rangers’ Morelos was racially abused in draw

first_img 20 Morelos 61 39 (s 62′) 41 Henderson Rangers Possession Share on Pinterest 24 Stewart The visitors almost hauled themselves level in the 34th minute when Steven Davis’ diving header from outside the box spun towards goal but it nestled into the side-netting.Rangers continued to threaten and eventually got their reward in the 39th minute when Morelos coolly slotted in at the back post after Borna Barisic’s corner had been knocked down into his path by Nikola Katic. Elyounoussi scores two against Ross County to put Celtic back on top Read more 40 Irving 28 Dikamona Ryotaro Meshino wheels away after an expertly-taken lob gave Hearts the lead. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Twitter 2 9 Pinterest (s 81′) Share on Messenger 51 Hickey Substitutes Fouls 14 Kent 9 Defoe 6 Goldson 13 Foderingham Hearts 6 Berra 35 Keena 3 White 18 MacLean Corners Share on Twitter (s 76′) There were huge cheers from the 3,045-strong away following in the 62nd minute when winger Ryan Kent stepped off the bench to make his return from a hamstring injury.And the summer signing from Liverpool created his first opportunity four minutes later when he beat two Hearts defenders before rifling a fierce shot wide.Rangers felt they should have had a penalty when Scott Arfield’s path was blocked in the box following good build-up play between the Canada international, Kent and Morelos.Hearts goalkeeper Pereira made a smart save to keep out Connor Goldson’s header in the 80th minute as Rangers stepped up their search for a winner. A quick counter-attack from Hearts petered out as Rangers were able to clear in their box after Ikpeazu had been played in by substitute Andy Irving.The home side could have won it late on when Christophe Berra nodded towards goal in added time but it was straight at McGregor. 23 Joel Pereira Race Scottish Premiership Lineups Hearts have opened an investigation after reports that Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was racially abused during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Tynecastle.The Edinburgh club have say they will ban any fan found guilty of racism after it was alleged that the Colombian was abused after scoring a 39th minute equaliser. 25 Brandon (s 50′) Share via Emailcenter_img 31 Barisic Goal attempts (s 72′) Share on LinkedIn Rangers Share on Facebook 2 Hearts Off target 5 Rangers 4 Hearts On target 1 Rangers 19 Ikpeazu 19 Katic 1 McGregor 2 Tavernier Hearts 16 Halliday 37 Arfield Substitutes 11 Ojo 11 Mulraney Bristol City investigate alleged racist chants by their fans at Luton supporters 77 Meshino 5 Helander Read more Match stats match reports RGR HEA 10 Davis 13 Doyle 25 Polster Topics 2 Smith 12 Whelan (s 80′) The club is aware of an incident of alleged racism and is currently investigating it,” read a Hearts statement. “It goes without saying that Heart of Midlothian Football Club utterly condemns any form of racism and any individuals found guilty of such an offence will face an indefinite ban from Tynecastle Park.”The incident follows reports of racism at an FA Cup game between Haringey Borough and Yeovil and in the Championship match between Luton Town and Bristol City in the week where England players were racially abused in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria. In the game itself, the final score meant Rangers missed the chance to return to the top of the Scottish Premiership after Old Firm rivals Celtic thumped Ross County 6-0 to regain top spot on Saturday.Rangers found themselves on the back foot early on as Hearts flew out of the blocks in a breathless first half, hitting the crossbar inside the first two minutes before opening the scoring four minutes later through Ryotaro MeshinoSteven Gerrard’s team got back on level terms six minutes before half-time when Morelos fired a shot across home goalkeeper Joel Pereira and into the net to score his 15th goal in all competitions.And despite creating a flurry of second-half chances, Rangers had to settle for a point which takes them level on 22 points with leaders Celtic. Hearts made a lightning-quick start to the game and not have to wait long for the opener as Meshino expertly chipped in the rebound after Mulraney had been denied by visiting goalkeeper Allan McGregor in the sixth minute. 18 Kamara 17 Aribo Share on WhatsApp 7 Bozanic Facebook 15 14 RGR61HEA39% 8 Clare Reuse this contentlast_img read more