Over 250 HILLSAC Members to Participate in 2015 Marathon

first_imgThis year’s marathon might be the most crowded as compared to the 2011 and 2013 Liberia Marathons owing to lot of interests from individual athletes- active and amateur, the disabled, groups as well as foreign nationals.The Liberia Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, November 8.The Hill Social and Athletics Club (HILLSAC), has announced that over 250 of its members are poised to contest in the 2015 Liberia Marathon.HILLSAC’s president Odusanya Muhamed Abdulhakeed disclosed that 250 members would participate in the 10k race (from John F. Kennedy to SKD Complex). Two of their athletes are training for the 21km (13miles) race.Mr. Abdulhakeed said as November 8 comes closer, they would increase their coaches. The current coaches are Constance Williams, Peter Kollie, Zumba Emmanuel and Ansumana Varney.“We were founded in 2000 and participated in 2011 and 2013 marathons as well as the recently held Olympic Day Run,” the HILLSAC boss said.The 2015 Liberia Marathon was postponed twice owing to the Ebola virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brentford’s defender faces disciplinary action over refusal to play

first_img James Tarkowski Brentford defender James Tarkowski faces internal disciplinary action after refusing to play in tonight’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Burnley.The Bees have issued a statement clarifying their stance, with the Clarets having reportedly bid for the 23-year-old earlier this week.The statement read: “James Tarkowski will be the subject of internal disciplinary action after telling head coach Dean Smith that he did not wish to play against Burnley in tonight’s Sky Bet Championship match.“Following discussions with Smith, Tarkowski declared himself unavailable for the fixture despite being selected in the starting line-up. As a result of these actions, he will be disciplined by the club.“Any resulting sanction will remain confidential and the club will make no further comment on potential punishment.“Tarkowski has been the subject of transfer bids during the current January transfer window but none have matched the club’s valuation of the player. In fact, all recent bids have been substantially lower than one that was rejected last year.”Tarkowski, valued at £5million by Brentford, is said to be keen on a move back to the north west and is aware of interest from the Clarets.He told Get West London on Wednesday: “It’s between the clubs. I can’t decide if I’m moving from club to club. It’s up to Brentford to decide where my future lies.” 1last_img read more

Volleyball Begins MVC Road Swing At Loyola

first_img Live Stats Drake Match Notes ESPN3 Story Links The Drake University volleyball team plays its first Missouri Valley Conference road match of the season Monday when it travels to Loyola. First serve between the Bulldogs and Ramblers is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN3.The Bulldogs opened the MVC season by going 1-1 over the weekend with a 3-2 win over Indiana State and 3-1 loss to Evansville at the Knapp Center. Loyola opened its league campaign with a win over Valparaiso.Freshman Haley Bush led Drake with 42 kills on the opening weekend, including 25 in the five-set win over Indiana State. She is currently fifth in the MVC in kills per set with 3.96 and already has 206 kills this season. Bush has led a group of newcomers that have accounted for 43.3 percent of the Bulldogs’ points this season.Setter Paige Aspinwall has responded to the Bulldogs’ recent shift in offenses with back-to-back double-doubles including 41 assists and a career-high 20 digs in the win over Indiana State. In that win over Indiana State, Gillian Gergen notched a career-high 11 blocks as Drake had 14 team blocks. However, against Evansville, the Bulldogs only blocked four attacks. Drake is currently third in the MVC in blocks with more than two per set.The Bulldogs are 3-3 against the Ramblers in Chicago with three wins in the last four trips to Gentile Arena. The two teams split last year’s series with each team winning on the road.Following Monday’s match, the Bulldogs continue MVC play with a weekend series at SIU and Missouri State. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Article:  What Hath Galileo Wrought?

first_imgFor the PhysicsWeb site, philosopher and historian Robert B. Crease (State U of NY at Stony Brook) wrote a “Critical Point” article called “The Book of Nature.”  He discusses Galileo’s contention that there is a Book of Nature separate from the Book of Scripture that can be investigated on its own through the language of mathematics.  What are the ramifications, and dangers, of this approach?  What impact do metaphors have on assumptions about the nature of science?  (See also the 07/04/2003 entry, “Metaphors bewitch you.”)This well-written and thoughtful short piece needs little comment.  Take a moment to read Dr. Crease’s penetrating analysis of the consequences of ideas that are often taken for granted.  Galileo believed he was helping the church by segregating scientific interpretation from the Bible, but did it lead to a kind of secular priesthood of science?  While we do not endorse his statements entirely, they are worth considering, and you can draw your own conclusions.  It’s interesting that this nearly-theological piece appeared on a site devoted to news about physics.(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

How to Get a Pilot Certification for Commercial Drone Use

first_imgImage: Phantom 4 via DJIHobbyist Flight RulesFly at or below 400 feetKeep the UAS (Drone) in visual line-of-sight at all timesKnow the airspace requirements of your locationDaylight-only operations (30 minutes before official sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset)Do NOT fly near airportsDo NOT fly near other aircraftDo NOT fly over crowds of peopleDo NOT fly over stadiums or sporting eventsDo NOT fly near emergency response effortsDo NOT fly under the influenceDo NOT fly at speeds at or over 100mphNo operations from a moving aircraftNo operations from a moving vehicle, unless the operation is over a sparsely populated areaNo careless or reckless operationsNo carriage of hazardous materialsImage via ShutterstockCommercial Flight and UAS Remote Pilot CertificationIf you intend to sell your aerial photos and footage, you fall under commercial use of an aircraft. While the rules and guidelines are similar to hobbyists, commercial use requires a Small UAS Remote Pilot Certification. Essentially, this is a much lower level of a pilot’s license, similar to a driving permit versus a driver’s license. At around $150 for testing, it’s much cheaper than a pilot’s license too.For those familiar with Section 333 Exemptions, that convoluted process is no longer necessary for drones under 55lbs. If your aircraft weighs more than 55lbs, you will need both a UAS Remote Pilot Certification and a Section 333 Exemption.Image via FAARequirements for UAS Remote Pilot CertificationMust be 16 years of age or olderAble to read, speak, write, and understand EnglishBe in a physical and mental condition to safely operate a small UASMust pass an Aeronautical Knowledge Test at an FAA-approved testing center (every two years)Must undergo a Transportation Safety Administration TSA background security checkFile FAA Form 8710-13 for a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating through the Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) UAS WaiversIf your drone operations don’t meet the new standards, you can apply for a waiver from the FAA. Waivers could permit you to fly at night, beyond visual line-of-sight, or above the 400ft ceiling. The FAA has confirmed that they have already processed 76 waivers within the first days of the new regulations. Processing time depends on the complexity of the request — however, the agency strives to respond within 90 days. You can read more about UAS waivers here.Have you gone through the FAA certification process? Share your experience in the comments below. Fly your drone for commercial use with the FAA’s new Remote Pilot Certificate. Here’s everything you need to know about the new process.Top image via ShutterstockCommercial drone use is now officially FAA official. That’s right, it’s now legal to fly your drone for commercial use in the United States. The Federal Aviation Administration has released the steps to attaining a UAS Remote Pilot Certification as well as any additional commercial waivers.For those solely flying for hobbyist recreation, the pilot certification is not required. However, all pilots must register their Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems with the FAA. All aircraft weighing over 0.55 lbs must be registered and tagged with its registration number. It’s a simple online process that costs $5. If you want to fly outside of the US, or if your aircraft weighs more that 55 lbs, you must use the paper registration form.Hobbyist UAS FlightGIF via FAAIf you have no intention to ever sell your footage or photos, the use of your UAS falls under the hobbyist category. This allows you to fly your aircraft for fun. Hobbyists can still upload and share their footage online to sites like YouTube and Vimeo. For filmmakers wanting to make a short film, they may fall under hobbyist use if there are no financial gains. They must be made not for profit.Hobbyist pilots must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident over the age of 13.Registering Hobbyist AircraftFor US-based flights with aircraft weighing 0.55-55 lbs (250 grams-25 kilograms), you can register your aircraft online.Go to registermyuas.faa.govClick RegisterCreate an Account (Must be 13 years or older)Select Model AircraftEnter your personal information, click Proceed to CheckoutEnter your payment information for the $5 Fee, click SubmitPrint a copy of your certificate for your recordsWrite the Registration Number on the body of your UAS (Drone) Take the Free FAA Part 107 Course and Aeronautical Knowledge Practice Test (create an FAA account to view)Register and take the Aeronautical Knowledge Test at a Nearby FAA-approved testing facilityPass the 60-question multiple choice Aeronautical Knowledge Test with a minimum score of 70%Complete FAA Form 8710-13 for a Remote Pilot Certificate using the FAA IACRA system.Register with the FAA IACRALogin with username and passwordClick on Start New ApplicationApplication type — PilotCertifications — Remote PilotOther path informationStart application Steps to Pass the Aeronautical Knowledge TestRead and study the following documents:Airman Certification StandardsRemote Pilot Knowledge Test GuideRemote Pilot Small UAS Study GuidePilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical KnowledgePart 107 Advisory CircularAlternatively, you can supplement your studies with the Drone Pilot (UAS) Test Prep App iOS ($39.99) | Android ($49.99) Sign the application electronically and submitWait 6-8 weeks for processingRepeat the test after two years Follow application promptsEnter the 17-digit Knowledge Test Exam IDlast_img read more

India vs Australia: India to take a call on Prithvi Shaw before 2nd Test in Perth

first_imgIndia suffered a major injury blow ahead of the first Test after opener Prithvi Shaw was ruled out of the series opener due to an ankle injury.But the team management will take call on the teenager’s return to the side after they reach Perth for the second Test which will take place between December 14-18.Shaw had to be carried off the field on Day 3 of India’s warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI last week. The Mumbai batsman was taken to the hospital where it was revealed that he had a lateral ligament injury on his left ankle.”It was heartbreaking to see him go down. But the good thing is he’s recovering quickly. He’s already started walking. Hopefully if we can get him to run a bit by the weekend, that’s really good signs.”With youth on his side there might just be a case where he might recover quicker. We’ll make a call as and when we get closer to Perth,” India head coach Ravi Shastri told SEN.Shaw was all set to be included in the playing XI for the first match starting December 6 but now Murali Vijay and KL Rahul will have to open the innings in the teenager’s absence.India on Wednesday, announced their final XII for the first Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval.Rohit Sharma found his way back into the side after an excellent season in limited-overs cricket this year while seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was left out as India went with three genuine pacers in Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.advertisementIndia will have just one genuine spinner in Ravichandran Ashwin while Hanuma Vihari might feature as the part-time spinner in the Test.Ahead of the first Test, former India pacer Zaheer Khan had backed Umesh Yadav in place of Ishant Sharma for the first Test but captain Kohli decided to go with the experience of Ishant in Australian conditions.In terms of the batting department, it looked more or less sorted with the only change of plan that the Indian management had had to make was triggered by Shaw’s untimely injury in the warm-up match.It will be interesting to see if Rohit will be in the playing XI and if he does make it, will he open alongside Murali Vijay or KL Rahul or he will bat at No.6 with Vihari being sacrificed.Adelaide is expected to be a green pitch that might suit the bowlers of both India and Australia. The Adelaide curator said ahead of the match that he has decided to leave the green top of the pitch that he particularly created to facilities day and night Test.India’s final XII for first Test vs Australia: Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.Also Read | Prithvi Shaw ruled out of 1st Test against Australia due to ankle injuryAlso Read | A bit of banter not harmful but we won’t cross the line: Virat KohliAlso Read | India are smelling blood, we will show them great respect: Justin LangerAlso Read | Australia drop Mitchell Marsh for Adelaide Test vs India, Marcus Harris to debutlast_img read more