More Details on New NASA System for Alaska Pilots

first_imgAlaskan officials hope to have a production prototype app by distribute by early next year. The system delivers the data through satellites and to cut costs of the software NASA also developed new ways to tightly bundle the information. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享NASA is working on a new system for Alaskan pilots to help them make better flight decisions in places where data would typically be unavailable. The system was designed specifically for Alaskan pilots.center_img Rios detailed the next step in the process. Research Aerospace Engineer Joseph Rios with NASA has been working on the Traffic and Atmospheric Information for General Aviation, or TAIGA, and detailed what it would provide pilots.last_img

Guyanese hockey women crash out, men’s squash team win

first_imgIT was heartbreak for the Guyanese Women’s National hockey team as they suffered a third straight loss to crash out of the Women’s competition at the 23rd Edition of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, yesterday. Meanwhile the Guyanese Men’s squash team won 3-0 against Panama but lost 3-0 to Colombia while the Women’s squash team lost 2-1 against Barbados. They (Guyanese women) will play their second group match today against Colombia.The win for the Guyanese men means that they can still make the semi-final of the Team competition but to do so they need to win their group game against Jamaica today.After losing their first two games against the Dominican Republic and Cuba, the Guyanese girls faced Mexico yesterday.From left, Guyana’s Taylor Fernandes and Ashley Khalil pose with their Women’s squash doubles bronze medals in Barranquilla, Colombia at the CAC Games.Despite a strong performance in the first two quarters again, it all fell apart for Guyana as the Mexicans seized upon errors in the fifth and 31st minutes to seal a 2-0 victory and collect maximum points as they top Pool ‘A’ with three wins from three games.The scorers for Mexico were Fernanda Oviedo in the fifth minute and Michel Navarro in the 31st minute respectively.Meanwhile speaking after the game, Guyanese goalie, Alyssa Xavier, said it was unfortunate that despite her team’s performance, they lost.The National Men’s hockey team will be in action today as they look to keep their bid for the semi-finals alive; they will face the Guatemalan team who are winless after two matches. The Guyanese men are upbeat about their chances and will be looking to turn in a strong performance.Guyana’s swimmers, Andrew Fowler and Jamila Sanmoogan, will enter their final events today when they swim in the men’s and women’s 50m freestyle respectively.The 23rd Edition of the CAC Games is being run from July 18 to August 4 in Barranquilla, Colombia.last_img read more

FA Cup replays scrapped for next season

first_imgWith a shortened season starting a month later than usual in September there is more pressure on an already hectic calendar.The FA has taken the decision that all ties in the FA Cup will be decided on the day rather than allowing for the usual replay.“In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season,” the FA said in a statement.“After two seasons of record levels of prize funds, the Emirates FA Cup prize fund has returned back in line with 2017-18 levels due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”Significant changes have also been made by the English Football League to the League Cup in a bid to help teams cope with the schedule.The first four rounds will be compressed into consecutive weeks in September, with the fifth round held the week before Christmas to avoid clashes with the Champions League.The two-legged semi-finals, often criticised by managers, will now be played on January 5 or 6, with the club drawn first benefiting from home advantage.Premier League clubs will enter the competition in either round two, or round three for sides with European commitments.last_img read more

Things To Do

first_imgCampfire program, 8-9 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsTesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Classic Wine Benefit for the Senior Center Home-Delivered Meals and other programs that serve the homebound, 11 a.m. Saturday at Le Chene French Cuisine, 12625 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $60. Call (661) 259-9444. Night hike, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Comedy Concert to benefit families and soldiers, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 6885, 16208 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Golf Ball Drop to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Special Olympics, 4 p.m. today at the conclusion of the annual charity golf tournament at The Players Club, Valencia. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 253-2121. International Family Film Festival will feature films, seminars and award shows, Friday through Sept. 30 at Regal Entertainment Group Theatres, 24435 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call Patte Dee McKee at (661) 257-3131 or visit www.iffilmfest.org. “Proof” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Native American Heritage Pow-wow will feature storytelling through dance performed by 50 different Native American Nations in their respective costumes, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at William S. Hart Park, 24251 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Admission is free. Call Maryline Schultz at (661) 255-9295. last_img read more

Reporting by WVUA 23 Reporter Chelsea Barton A for

first_imgReporting by WVUA 23 Reporter Chelsea BartonA former Tuscaloosa County eighth-grade science teacher now faces over a half dozen charges including possession of child pornography.Kenneth Pierce, 47, a former teacher at Collins-Riverside Middle School is charged with four counts of child pornography possession and three counts of transmitting obscene material to a child. Pierce actually went to police to file a report on a separate incident earlier this month, which is when he got himself into a whole lot of trouble.“He filed a report for unauthorized use of a vehicle he owned and during that investigation, evidence was found that gave us probable cause to arrest Pierce on the seven counts,” Assistant Chief Keith Carpenter of the Northport Police Department said.Police said as of now there is one victim under the age of 17 who was not one of Pierce’s students or a resident of Tuscaloosa County. Regardless, Collins-Riverside parents and students are disgusted by the entire situation.“You know, I would like to say I was surprised, but I always thought there was something off about him,” Krista Chambless said. “He was not an impressive person when I met him at open house.”Tuscaloosa County School System Walter Davie released a statement saying that even before Pierce’s arrest, he was not asked back for next school year.CHILD PORN ARREST-a now former Collins-Riverside Middle School teacher has been arrested on felony child pornography charges. Kenneth Pierce’s mugshot is attached. He has posted his $150k bond. A statement from @tcss_schools superintendent Dr. Walter Davie is below. pic.twitter.com/u6h6CnP4Hr— Chelsea Barton (@ChelseaBarton_) May 22, 2019“I wasn’t surprised at all,” Emma Chambless, Krista Chambless’s daughter, said. “It’s not like I expected it, but he would always talk to us about his 27-year-old girlfriends. And we were like, ‘What is wrong with you? Like, no, I’m sorry, we do not want to hear about that.’ ”Emma Chambless was in Pierce’s class this year. She said she’s happy to hear he won’t be returning to Collins -Riverside.“I honestly didn’t think he needed to come back from an education standpoint, but now definitely not,” Krista Chambless said. “Someone with issues like this does not need to be around children.”The family said they’re frustrated they even have to be concerned with a situation like this, but want to encourage everyone to have discussions about predators and proper behavior at home because they do exist and can be closer than one may think.“It’s horrifying, actually,” Krista Chambless said. “Just that they exist period, much less in schools. Just that they exist in the world is horrifying. But, there is evil everywhere.”Pierce posted his $150,000 bond last night, but he is back in jail on two more counts of transmitting obscene material to a child and one count of promoting prostitution. His new bond is $66,000.BREAKING: Former Collins Riverside Middle School teacher Kenneth Pierce is back in jail facing more charges- two more counts of Transmitting Obscene Material to a Child and one count of Promoting Prostitution. His new bond is listed at $66,000. Here’s his latest mugshot. @wvua23 pic.twitter.com/qeu5rdbFY2— Chelsea Barton (@ChelseaBarton_) May 23, 2019last_img read more