Wednesday 17 November 2010 8:05 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Lactalis makes a move for Yoplait with a £1bn plus offer EUROPE’S largest dairy group Lactalis said it had offered to buy all of French yoghurt maker Yoplait with a view to creating a world dairy giant.Unlisted Lactalis did not put a price tag on its offer, but a source close to the deal said the offer valued Yoplait at around €1.3bn (£1.1bn), or over 10 times its operating profit.The Lactalis offer would however be below the €1.5bn pricetag some close to Yoplait have been looking for.“The Lactalis offer, the sole French offer, would give birth to a big French dairy sector champion worldwide and would keep the Yoplait brand within the national patrimony,” Lactalis said.Unlisted Yoplait has been in the spotlight since the summer when private equity fund PAI Partners said it wanted to sell its 50 per cent stake in the company.The sale process, which started this month, could also draw interest from food giants such as Nestle, General Mills, which distributes the Yoplait brand in the United states, Asian food groups and private equity groups.The sale process was officially launched a few days ago, according to sources.The second largest Yoplait stakeholder, France’s largest milk cooperative Sodiaal, reiterated yesterday it would not sell its 50 per cent stake. KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & ShepherdMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutDaily Finance StoriesChrissy Metz, 40, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoDaily Finance Stories
China Hongqiao plans HK listing to raise $2.2bn KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Monday 24 January 2011 7:11 pm Share CHINA HONGQIAO Group, the largest privately owned aluminium hydroxide producer in China, has launched the roadshow for its Hong Kong initial public offering, hoping to raise up to $2.2bn (£1.38bn). The deal involves 1.74bn primary shares with a guidance price range set at HK$7.10-$9.90 (57p-80p), representing a 2011 price to earnings ratio of 7.23-10.08 times, according to a term sheet. Pricing is slated for 31 January.JPMorgan Chase is the sole global coordinator, while Barclays Group, BNP Paribas, Bocom and ICBCI are joint bookrunners.The listing is expected on 11 February.Hongqiao plans to use the funds to increase production from the current one million tonnes of aluminium a year to nearly two million tonnes by the end of 2012.Hongqiao is controlled by Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group, whose business includes textiles, thermal power and aluminium. The group is owned by Zhang Shiping and his family. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads whatsapp whatsapp
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The Australia Biosecurity Act criminalises any effort to subvert the restrictions with fines up to $66,000 or jail term up to 5 years. If the 73-year-old lawyer Michael Bradley wins his challenge, it could provide relief to the stranded Australian cricketers.After the BCCI suspended IPL 2021 indefinitely due to rising cases of COVID-19 inside the IPL’s bio-bubble, around 40 Australian cricketers, coaching staff and umpires have been left stranded. Bradley’s challenge is against Health Minister Greg Hunt’s emergency orders and additional criminalising measures. He contests that the measures are unconstitutional. Around 9,000 Australians are currently in India. 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That’s certainly not an unfettered or unrestricted right, but if it exists as we believe it does, then it can only be limited or infringed,” he told SBS News.IPL 2021: Stranded Australian moves court against government’s India travel ban, will it provide relief to cricketers?The court agreed to expedite the case and a hearing date will be announced in the 48 hours once a judge is available. As for the travel restrictions, it is valid till May 15 and many cricketers are already trying to find a way to leave India and move to the Maldives or Sri Lanka.Also Read: IPL 2021 Suspended: BCCI to help relocate stranded Australian players to Sri Lanka or Maldives, Holey says“I think it ought to be kept in mind that prior to this declaration being made, it was already pretty close to impossible for anyone in India to make it back to Australia. Only a few people were coming in via indirect means, and those were being rapidly shut down as well. So, what exactly the threat was at the time that this declaration was made that went beyond the threat that already existed is really unclear,” Bradley said.However, on Wednesday morning, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said that “nobody is going to be jailed”.“Nobody’s going to be jailed. We made that decision based on medical advice. We didn’t want plane loads of people coming back and swamping our quarantine system,” Michael McCormack told ABC TV on Wednesday.Also Read: IPL 2021: RCB’s Virat Kohli returns home after IPL suspension – Check picsIPL 2021: Stranded Australian moves court against government’s India travel ban, will it provide relief to cricketers?Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the restriction in place will allow the government time to sort out quarantine facilities in the country so that citizens can return home.“The pause will enable us to get Australian citizens and residents and their immediate families back on repatriation flights. Without it, we would be eroding our capability to do that over the medium to longer-term, so this was a necessary step to ensure that we could help more Australian citizens and residents get home, safely, in a way that did not risk a third wave in Australia. That is what we want to achieve,” Scott Morrison said.For more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries.
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“COPY” Architects: Joeb Moore & Partners Area Area of this architecture project DB Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806248/35hp-joeb-moore-and-partners Clipboard Architect In Charge:Joeb Moore, Doug PattCity:RyeCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David Sundberg / ESTORecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The renovation/addition of this Tudor style residence in Rye, New York links the home to its exterior by adding light filled program and circulation. While maximizing the habitable use of the site, the addition also responds to the key parameters of the existing home, preserving its character and history within the suburban neighborhood context.Save this picture!© Dorothy HongSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© David Sundberg / ESTOIn addition to the restoring original stucco and timber façade, our firm added a new wood-clad entryway that offers a delicate and understated contrast to the neighborhood street. This new material appears again as the cladding for the more minimalist and abstract box addition that extends from the rear of the home. Its simple rectangular form both contrasts and compliments the original Tudor, post and beam gable structure. Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanThe addition is wrapped in a dark, charcoal-stained cedar skin, mimicking the colors found on the existing façade. The wood timber transforms into wood skin that wraps the new addition in a moiré enclosure system that reinterprets the white stucco and dark wood timber of the New England Tudor Style. The skin striates to reveal a glass enclosure and allows light into the interior rooms. The perceptual effect of oscillations between exterior monolithic form (platonic box) and wood siding/planking as an abstract striation allows the addition to move back and forth between autonomous/porous and related to its progenitor (the existing house). By carving into the rectangular box, we define the key spatial concept for the new house, which include the addition of a family and mudroom on the first floor, as well as a master bedroom suite on the second floor. The glass stairwell built between the existing house and the addition creates a transitional “white space,” allowing natural light to filter through to the rooms on each side.Save this picture!© David Sundberg / ESTOThe new wood, steel, and glass stair was hung from the existing house’s chimney, which creates a sectional void, offering moments of visual and spatial connectivity within and beyond to the landscape. Through a series of elegant yet poignant disjunctions between light and space, the design is unified in a symbiotic relationship between old and new.Save this picture!© David Sundberg / ESTOProject gallerySee allShow lessPerkins+Will White Paper: Why Antimicrobial Products Should Be AvoidedArchitecture NewsRAIC Honors Roger du Toit with Posthumous 2017 Gold MedalArchitecture News Share Projects Save this picture!© David Sundberg / ESTO+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806248/35hp-joeb-moore-and-partners Clipboard Area: 4815 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Prutting & Co. Custom Builders Photographs Frangione Engineering LLC CopyHouses, Extension•Rye, United States 2014 Year: ArchDaily 35HP / Joeb Moore & Partners General Contractor: Manufacturers: Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Katonah Architectural Hardware Civil Engineer: Houses Structural Engineer: Edward Stanley Engineers 35HP / Joeb Moore & PartnersSave this projectSave35HP / Joeb Moore & Partners “COPY” Interior Design: Photographs: David Sundberg / ESTO, Dorothy Hong Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United States CopyAbout this officeJoeb Moore & PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionRyeUnited StatesPublished on March 04, 2017Cite: “35HP / Joeb Moore & Partners” 04 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Mabel Williams and Robert F. Williams led a campaign for self-defense that shaped the 1960s.Funeral services were held in Detroit on April 25 for Mabel Robinson Williams, the widow of African-American revolutionary Robert F. Williams. The couple had settled in Lake County, in Michigan’s western region, after returning to the United States in late 1969 from exile in the People’s Republic of China.The couple were leaders of the Monroe, N.C., chapter of the NAACP during the 1950s and until early 1961, when local authorities and the FBI targeted them. These Civil Rights organizers became advocates of armed self-defense against racist violence perpetrated by the Klu Klux Klan and law-enforcement personnel in the city.Under the couple’s leadership, the NAACP in Monroe was able to break down segregation in some public places. They also mounted a successful appeal for two African-American boys, 7 and 9 years old, who were imprisoned after being falsely accused of assaulting a white female playmate. This became known as “The Kissing Case.”Williams gained national publicity for forming rifle clubs that confronted racist violence with armed self-defense.In 1961, while organizing to defend the African-American community in Monroe from racist attacks, Robert Williams was falsely charged with kidnapping, along with Black freedom fighter Mae Mallory. He fled into exile. Mabel, Robert and their children spent the rest of the decade as guests of the Cuban and later the Chinese government.Although Robert Williams was expelled from the NAACP for allegedly violating its guidelines on using only nonviolent resistance, the Williams gained support from other militant forces within the U.S. and internationally.During this period, they also traveled to various African and Asian countries, including North Vietnam, where he met with liberation movement and communist leader Ho Chi Minh. Thus, they successfully opened the way for other African-American revolutionaries to visit China and Vietnam, including members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panther Party.In Cuba, the Williams had continued to publish their newsletter, The Crusader, which was widely read by an emerging generation of revolutionaries who would lead the urban rebellions and form organizations such as the Revolutionary Action Movement, the Black Panther Party and the Republic of New Africa. Williams’ influence would also spread into the Civil Rights Movement, particularly within SNCC and the Deacons for Defense, a group based in Louisiana.Also in Cuba, they hosted Radio Free Dixie, a shortwave radio program that could be heard throughout the southern U.S. The program broadcast from Radio Havana, the official voice of the Cuban Revolution.Later, the Williams, along with their children, traveled to the People’s Republic of China, where through their work they facilitated deeper solidarity between the Communist Party of China, whose chairperson then was Mao Zedong, and the African-American revolutionary movement.In April 1968, Chairman Mao issued a statement in solidarity with the urban rebellions that were sweeping the U.S. in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.After the family returned to the U.S. in late 1969, Robert Williams was appointed president of the newly formed Republic of New Africa. He and his supporters resisted efforts to extradite him to North Carolina to stand trial on the bogus kidnapping charges. Michigan Gov. William G. Milliken refused to honor the extradition request, noting that Williams could not receive a fair trial in North Carolina.Community leaders, officials pay tributeDuring the funeral held at the St. Paul AME Church on Detroit’s eastside, community activists paid tribute to Mabel Williams’ life and work. Speakers included Elaine Steele of the Raymond and Rosa Parks Institute, Charles Ferrell of the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, former City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson and Rep. John Conyers, all of Detroit.Mabel Williams was eulogized by the church’s pastor, Andre L. Spivey, who is also a member of the Detroit City Council. Other clergy from Lake County — the Revs. Joe Fix and Ron Schneider — also made remarks.Mabel Williams survived her husband, who died in 1996. During their time in Lake County, they engaged in community activism. Mabel Williams continued to work tirelessly in the areas of human services related to nutritional concerns and support for seniors.An obituary distributed to those who attended the memorial states in part:“Through their advocacy and educational efforts, many foreign friends and world leaders became sympathizers and supporters of the African-American struggle. In 1969 Mabel and Robert returned to the U.S. from three years in the People’s Republic of China. … A museum was dedicated in 1999 to Robert, Mabel and other international fighters who had resided in China.“Mabel and Robert worked tirelessly together as one, in their contribution to the struggle to uplift Black people and marginalized humanity. It is impossible to speak of Rob Williams’ accomplishments and exploits in the civil and human rights struggle without simultaneously discussing the significant role this warrior woman played by his side, at his back, out in front, and behind closed doors as she followed Rob all around the world advocating and sounding the alarm for our people.“Throughout her life Mabel enjoyed greatly family interactions and many lifelong friendships. She was often described as a ‘people person’ by those who knew her and experienced her contagious smile.“She leaves behind to grieve her passing her son John Chalmers Williams (spouse Lisa), stepson Franklin Williams, grandsons Robert F. III and Benjamin Paul Williams, great-granddaughters Cali and Sasha Williams, brother-in-law John H. Williams and a host of relatives and friends.”Additional information on the life and legacy of Robert and Mabel Williams can be found at the following sources, as well as many others:The Black Scholar (Spring, 2013, vol. 43, Number ½); “Negroes With Guns” by Robert F. Williams; “Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power” by Tim Tyson. Tyson also served as lead consultant for the film “Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power.” Documents are also stored at the Robert F. Williams Collection of the University of Michigan in the Bentley Historical Library.Editors’ note: After charges were brought against Robert Williams and Mae Mallory in 1961, Workers World Party members and others formed the Monroe Defense Committee to organize support for them and explain their struggle for the right to self-defense against racist violence. WWP’s publishing house, World View Publishers, printed the first edition of “Negroes With Guns.” The second edition was published in 1962 by Marzani and Munsell. In 1968, WVP also published “Listen, Brother,” a pamphlet by Robert Williams directed at Black troops in Vietnam urging resistance to the war.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Côte d’IvoireAfrica Help by sharing this information to go further News RSF_en News Receive email alerts Organisation October 5, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prime minister calls for fair access to public media for presidential candidates Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports Reporters Without Borders welcomes the determination expressed by the Ivorian authorities to ensure that all candidates in this month’s presidential election have fair access to the public media during the campaign. Prime Minister Guillaume Soro stressed this point at a meeting with state media executives and media regulatory officials four days ago.“The success of this presidential election, due to be held on 31 October after several years of delays, will require fair and equitable media coverage of the campaign,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We therefore urge state-owned Radio-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) to act democratically and comply with the electoral law’s rules on candidate access to air-time. We also urge all the print media not to stir up tension when the campaign officially gets under way.”At the European Union’s request, Reporters Without Borders will monitor the media’s coverage of the campaign, both quantitatively (air-time allocation) and qualitatively (how each candidate is covered). The monitoring will begin at the start of the official campaign.Election coverage was the subject of the meeting which Prime Minister Soro, communication minister Ibrahim Sy Savané and Ivorian crisis facilitator representative Boureima Badini held on 1 October with RTI director-general Brou Amessan, Fraternité Matin editor Jean-Baptiste Akrou and the representatives of the National Broadcasting Council (CNCA) and the National Press Council (CNP). Prime minister Soro called on the media representatives to ensure strict compliance with article 30 of the election law, which states that candidates must have fair and impartial access to the state-owned media.The prime minister also ordered the closure of all the “pirate” radio and TV stations broadcasting in areas controlled by Côte d’Ivoire’s former rebels. The CNCA issued an order in December 2009 (Decision No. 2009-07) requiring “unauthorised TV broadcasts in the centre, north and west to cease immediately” and ordering radio stations in these regions to “regularise their legal situation within 30 days.” The former rebels had immediately let it be known that they opposed the CNCA’s order and that their radio and TV stations would continue to broadcast.Four days have gone by since the prime minister issued his order but the “pirate” media in the north – estimated to consist of about 30 radio stations and six TV stations – continue to operate, thereby preventing RTI from covering the entire country.Photo: Côte d’Ivoire Prime Minister Guillaume Soro (AFP / Issouf Sanogo) The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more October 29, 2020 Find out more News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election October 16, 2020 Find out more
Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information December 1, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 High court takes 10 minutes to confirm three-year sentence for New York Times researcher Follow the news on China News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders condemned today’s decision by the Beijing high court to uphold a three-year prison sentence for New York Times researcher Zhao Yan on a charge of fraud. Arrested in September 2004, Zhao will complete his sentence in September 2007.“We deplore the inability of the Chinese courts to do anything other than hand down prison sentences set by the government,” the press freedom organisation said. “Once the Communist Party’s Political and Legal Commission has taken a decision, all the judges do is apply it, regardless of the right of defence and presumption of innocence.”Zhao’s lawyer, Guan Anping, who was not allowed to attend the appeal hearing, confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that the judges turned down the appeal against the sentence imposed on 25 August. The appeal hearing was unfair and contrary to Chinese law, and lasted only 10 minutes, he said. Zhao’s sister, Zhao Kun, called it a serious miscarriage of justice and urged the international community to speak out.Only three of Zhao’s relatives were allowed to be present when the court issued its decision. The presiding judge began by getting Zhao’s date and place of birth wrong. Then he asked Zhao if he had anything to say. Zhao responded: “Your information on my date and place of birth are not even correct. Is this how your employees prepare for hearings?”Zhao added: “There are no witnesses and not even the plaintiff is here. What kind of judge are you? Is this how you use the authority the country has given you?” Before he could finish speaking, the judge ordered him removed from the court. “Take the criminal away,” he said.Zhao’s sentence was confirmed on the same day that a prison sentence of four years and three months was upheld for Chen Guangcheng, a blind legal adviser and human rights activist who reported to the press that women were being forced to undergo abortions in Shandong province. The case has been completely censored in the Chinese press and on Chinese websites.———–30.11.2006Call for Zhao Yan to be acquitted and freed on appealReporters Without Borders today called on the Chinese judicial authorities to acquit and release New York Times researcher Zhao Yan tomorrow, when the Beijing high court is expected to rule on his appeal without holding any hearing.“This would be a gesture to the international community, which was dismayed to see Straits Times correspondent Ching Cheong’s five-year prison sentence upheld on appeal,” the press freedom organisation said. “There is now an urgent need for the political and judicial authorities to face up to their responsibilities and free Zhao.”The winner of the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France press freedom prize in 2005, Zhao has been held since 17 September 2004. He was given a three-year prison sentence on a charge of fraud in August.Zhao’s lawyer, Guan Anping, told Reporters Without Borders yesterday that the Beijing high court was due to issue its ruling on the appeal at 9 a.m. tomorrow. He insisted on his client’s innocence. Zhao was convicted solely on the testimony of an official in Jilin province who accused him of demanding the equivalent of 2,500 US dollars to help local villagers in 2001, when he was working as a reporter for a Jilin provincial daily. The defence was not allowed to cross-examine witnesses at the trial.Zhao has always maintained his innocence and has asked to be given a lie detector test. RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific News April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Receive email alerts
Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Carolyn Parcheta, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, plans to take this robot, VolcanoBot 2, to explore Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in March 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech– VolcanoBot 1 was tested at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii– A lighter, smaller VolcanoBot 2 will be tested this yearVolcanoes have always fascinated Carolyn Parcheta. She remembers a pivotal moment watching a researcher take a lava sample on a science TV program video in 6th grade.“I said to myself, I’m going to do that some day,” said Parcheta, now a NASA postdoctoral fellow based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.Exploring volcanoes is risky business. That’s why Parcheta and her co-advisor, JPL robotics researcher Aaron Parness, are developing robots that can get into crevices where humans wouldn’t be able to go, gaining new insights about these wondrous geological features.“We don’t know exactly how volcanoes erupt. We have models but they are all very, very simplified. This project aims to help make those models more realistic,” Parcheta said.Parcheta’s research endeavors were recently honored in National Geographicâ€™s Expedition Granted campaign, which awards $50,000 to the next “great explorer.” Parcheta was a finalist, and was voted number 2 by online participants for her research proposal for exploring volcanoes with robots.“Having Carolyn in the lab has been a great opportunity for our robotics team to collaborate with someone focused on the geology. Scientists and engineers working together on such a small team is pretty rare, but has generated lots of great ideas because our perspectives on the problems are so different,” Parness said.The research has implications for extraterrestrial volcanoes. On both Earth and Mars, fissures are the most common physical features from which magma erupts. This is probably also true for the previously active volcanoes on the moon, Mercury, Enceladus and Europa, although the mechanism of volcanic eruption — whether past or present — on these other planetary bodies is unknown, Parcheta said.“In the last few years, NASA spacecraft have sent back incredible pictures of caves, fissures and what look like volcanic vents on Mars and the moon. We don’t have the technology yet to explore them, but they are so tantalizing! Working with Carolyn, we’re trying to bridge that gap using volcanoes here on Earth for practice. We’re learning about how volcanoes erupt here on Earth, too, and that has a lot of benefits in its own right,” Parness said.Parcheta, Parness, and JPL co-advisor Karl Mitchell first explored this idea last year using a two-wheeled robot they call VolcanoBot 1, with a length of 12 inches (30 centimeters) and 6.7-inch (17-centimeter) wheels. It is a spinoff of a different robot that Parness’s laboratory developed, the Durable Reconnaissance and Observation Platform (DROP).“We took that concept and redesigned it to work inside a volcano,” Parcheta said.For their experiments in May 2014, they had VolcanoBot 1 roll down a fissure â€“ a crack that erupts magma â€“ that is now inactive on the active Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.Finding preserved and accessible fissures is rare. VolcanoBot 1 was tasked with mapping the pathways of magma from May 5 to 9, 2014. It was able to descend to depths of 82 feet (25 meters) in two locations on the fissure, although it could have gone deeper with a longer tether, as the bottom was not reached on either descent.“In order to eventually understand how to predict eruptions and conduct hazard assessments, we need to understand how the magma is coming out of the ground. This is the first time we have been able to measure it directly, from the inside, to centimeter-scale accuracy,” Parcheta said.VolcanoBot 1 is enabling the researchers to put together a 3-D map of the fissure. They confirmed that bulges in the rock wall seen on the surface are also present deep in the ground, but the robot also found a surprise: The fissure did not appear to pinch shut, although VolcanoBot 1 didn’t reach the bottom. The researchers want to return to the site and go even deeper to investigate further.Specifically, Parcheta and Parness want to explore deeper inside Kilauea with a robot that has even stronger motors and electrical communications, so that more data can be sent back to the surface. They have responded to these challenges with the next iteration: VolcanoBot 2.VolcanoBot 2 is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, at a length of 10 inches (25 centimeters). Its vision center can tip up and down, with the ability to turn and look at features around it.“It has better mobility, stronger motors and smaller (5 inch, or 12 centimeter) wheels than the VolcanoBot 1. We’ve decreased the amount of cords that come up to the surface when it’s in a volcano,” Parcheta said.While VolcanoBot 1 sent data to the surface directly from inside the fissure, data will be stored onboard VolcanoBot 2. VolcanoBot 2 has an electrical connection that is more secure and robust so that researchers can use the 3-D sensor’s live video feed to navigate.The team plans to test VolcanoBot 2 at Kilauea in early March.The California Institute of Technology manages JPL for NASA. 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 Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. 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faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News City Could Provide More Funds for On-Street Dining Monies could be also used for parklets By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 3:54 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Finance Committee will deliberate on a recommendation at Thursday’s meeting that would fund the city’s On-Street Dining Program and the parklet’s program.According to a city staff report, $275,000 would be appropriated from several city funds, including $100,000 from the city’s Off Street Parking Fund, $100,000 from the Old Pasadena Parking Meter Fund and $75,000 from the general fund.At least nine restaurants in Old Pasadena and five in the Playhouse District opened new dining areas on sidewalks, streets and alleys earlier this month.New configurations were placed on Colorado Boulevard between Madison Avenue to El Molino Avenue; Colorado Boulevard between Fair Oaks Avenue to Raymond Avenue; and on Union Street west of Raymond Avenue.Several restaurant owners told Pasadena Now that they had their most successful nights since pandemic shut-down orders were issued in April, though with limited capacities.“We had really good feedback from all of the restaurants and customers that they really appreciate the opportunity to eat outside,” said Brian Wallace, executive director of the Playhouse Village Association.Chamber of Commerce President Paul Little said that while outdoor dining is a big step towards financial stability it may not be enough to pull them through the current crisis.“I think everybody’s in survival mode right now,” Little said. “So any opportunity to expand offerings and bring in more customers is welcome.”Implementation of the on-street dining program is estimated to cost $200,000. For each street segment with a partial closure there are costs associated with restriping travel lanes, restriping for diagonal parking, rental and installation of barricades, and rental of ADA compliant ramps.The amount requested is expected to provide enough to close nine street segments in the Playhouse Village and Old Pasadena districts.This is being done to lessen COVID-19’s blow to the city’s economy.“The measures taken to protect public health have resulted in businesses having to significantly scale back their services or cease operating completely,” the report says. “The recent rollback of reopening measures directly affects sit-down indoor dining at local restaurants and dining establishments. This prolonged economic impact has prompted the city to develop several local business support programs and accelerate action specifically for an on-street dining and parklet program.”The parklet program is also proposed to assist businesses with opportunities to relocate or expand their business outdoors.To implement a parklet, businesses are required to design and construct the parklet at their own cost.City staffers plan to make a prototype design available, but businesses can choose to modify the design or develop their own design to suit specific needs.These funds will be available to help offset costs for businesses associated with the design and installation of a parklet. The Department of Transportation will work with the City Manager’s office in developing criteria for use of these funds. More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business News 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. Community News HerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *