The significance of PCBs in the atmosphere of the Southern Hemisphere

first_imgAir monitoring stations Were set up at 2 sites in thesouthern hemisphere – Moody Brook, Falkland Islands (51 ~ 25′ S, 57 ~ 56’W) and Halley, Research Station, Antarctica (75 ~ 35′ S, 26 ~ 30′ W). PCBs were monitored at the stations throughout 1999. Highest concentrations were observed when temperatures were greater. In general, concentrations were greater at Moody Brook than at Halley, although the difference in concentrations between sites was less for more chlorinated congeners. Air concentrationsat both sites were compared with samples collectednearby over-water. Over water air concentrations were foundto be greater than over land air concentrations. Concentrations were also compared with literature data for air concentrations at a remote site in the Canadian Arctic. Atmospheric concentrations of tri-chlorinated biphenyls were found to be approximately double those reported for Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, whilst concentrations in samples from Antarctica were verysimilar to those found in the high Arctic. Most other PCBs were a factor of 2-4 greater in the Canadian Arctic.last_img read more

Messi Status in Buenos Aires Vandalised

first_imgThe statue was unveiled in June 2016 on Paseo de la Gloria, where casts of other famous Argentine sports stars such as tennis player Gabriela Sabatini and basketball player Manuel Ginobili are also on display.The space was created in preparation for the Olympic Youth Games which will be held in Buenos Aires in 2018.It has attracted vandals and thieves before, such as in January of this year, when the Messi statue was cut in half at the waist.Messi, who left Argentina in 2000 to play for Barcelona, has in the past come under criticism for his performance in the national team.While he has won four European Cups, eight league titles, five Ballons d’Or and three Club World Cups, Messi has not won a World Cup.His only international honour has been an Olympic gold at the 2008 Games in Beijing.Argentine football fans were ruthless in their criticism when he missed in a penalty shootout against Chile in the Copa America final in June 2016.Messi responded by announcing his retirement from international football, only to reverse that decision two months later citing his “love of the country”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A statue of Argentine football star Lionel Messi has been vandalised in the capital, Buenos Aires.The bronze statue was chopped off just above the ankles, with the main “body” left lying on the pavement..It is the second time the statue, which was unveiled in June 2016, has been targeted by vandals. Police said the motive was unclear.Messi recently saved Argentina’s 2018 World Cup place when he scored a hat-trick against Ecuador in October.Argentine media tweeted pictures of the vandalised statue.last_img read more

House overwhelmingly approves Rep Haucks plan to Raise the Age

first_img25Apr House overwhelmingly approves Rep. Hauck’s plan to ‘Raise the Age’ Categories: Hauck News State Rep. Roger Hauck speaks in support of his “Raise the Age” legislation today on the floor of the Michigan House.State Rep. Roger Hauck’s plan to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system today was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House.Hauck, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of his colleagues, said Michigan is one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted as adults – even those who commit the most minor offenses. He said eliminating this harmful and ineffective practice will help rehabilitate young offenders and reduce the likelihood of them breaking the law again in the future.“Statistically, 17-year-old offenders sent through the juvenile justice system are much less likely to reoffend than older teens who go through adult court,” said Hauck, of Isabella County’s Union Township. “This one simple reform will help troubled teens all across our state turn their lives around.”Including 17-year-olds in the juvenile system has been shown to reduce reoffending by 34 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Hauck’s plan would raise the age at which individuals are considered adults for the purposes of prosecuting and adjudicating criminal offenses, allowing 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances beginning Oct. 1, 2021. Prosecutors will continue to have discretion, allowing them to waive minors who commit violent crimes into the adult system when appropriate.The measure also includes a funding plan to ensure local communities do not incur any additional costs associated with keeping 17-year-old offenders in the juvenile system, which is administered at the local level. Funding was the key sticking point that halted similar reform efforts in the past.Hauck said the proposal is expected to save public tax dollars over time. Other states that have raised the age have downsized their juvenile justice systems and lowered both short-term and long-term costs.“Anything we do to reduce the number of people in Michigan prisons will free up more public tax dollars to be invested in roads, schools and other critical services,” Hauck said. “This policy will result in brighter futures for both teens and taxpayers.”House Bills 4133-46, 4443 and 4452 now move to the Senate for consideration.###last_img read more