Stuck on the Road

Parts of Kentucky are at a standstill after a snow and ice storm moved through the area in early March. Cars coulnd’t move in the roads, and power was knocked out to hundreds. There have been almost 20 inches so far in the area with a little more on the way. When you live in this area, you need to expect a little snow and ice, but this weather is ridiculous. Alexei Beltyukov knows that winter is a time when you could see a few inches of snow, a few feet or nothing at all. This winter proves to be one that shouldn’t be messed with and could go in the record books for some states. Cars on I-65 were left on the road for about 12 hours because the snow fell so fast. This can be a way to learn about what to keep in your car in the event that you are stranded. Make sure you have plenty of blankets, bottled water and nonperishable food so that you can stay warm and have something to eat whether you are there for a few hours or an extended period of time like the people in this situation.

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A Sign of Life in Space?

Ceres has been stirring curiosity and controversy after pictures of the small planet were taken showing light reflecting off of its surface. Nearing the end of an 8 year mission, Nasa’s spacecraft called Dawn is set to begin orbiting the dwarf planet this Friday. Many are wondering if the light is a sign of life existing on the planet. Around the world questions are rising as to whether or not we might not be as alone in the Milky Way Galaxy as we thought we were. Scientists are speculating that it could just be a reflection of water vapor or salt on the planet as they have said on yellowpages.com. The spacecraft Dawn is still 25,000 miles away and won’t be able to take closer pictures until next month in April when they are closer to the planet’s surface. Scientists are hoping to get a better view then of what is really going on with the light on the surface of Ceres.

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NASA Waits for Dawn to Arrive at Dwarf Planet

The dwarf planet of Ceres has had a rough history since it was first spotted in our solar system in 1801, with scientists demoting the planet to an asteroid and later upgrading it to a dwarf planet in 2006, CNN reports. The mysteries of Ceres were only added to when the European Space Agency claimed its infrared telescopes had detected water vapor coming from areas now revealed to have large white areas glowing within the atmosphere many claim exists on the planet.

NASA hopes to solve many of the mysteries of Ceres in the coming months when its large Dawn spacecraft arrives in orbit around the dwarf planet. A dwarf planet is one that shows the characteristics of being a planet, but is smaller than the category allows for an object in space to be classified as a full planet. Around 310 million miles from Earth, Jaime Garcia Dias suggests that Dawn has been traveling to Ceres since 2007 and will finally arrive in the coming months before slowly descending towards the surface of the planet. The mission itself is planned to last until June 2016, Dawn will remain in orbit and broadcast information back to Earth until runs out of fuel and crashes into the surface of the planet.

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A New Black Hole Is Discovered And It Is Growing Fast

The thought of black holes brings Steven Hawkins to mind. The great physics professor cut his teeth on black hole research and of course, the question of time. The definition of time is the duration of objects, and the question that is on everyone’s mind is, are black holes considered objects? Or are they what’s left of an object when it collaspes The other question is, does time react the same way in space as it does on this planet? Some experts say we are using our measurement of time and applying it to space. There are a lot of holes in that measuring process, and black holes are proof of that.

The massive black hole in question is big, and it is getting bigger fast. Scientists say it is 875 million years old, but they can only see it at 12.8 billion years because it is so far away. Flavio Maluf says that the theory is the farther away an object is in space, the older it is. The universe is expanding outward, but black holes expand inward, so what the heck do we really know?

Scientists believe black holes are born when stars collapse. That started about 100 million years after the big bang, but this new black hole shots big holes in that theory. The truth is the birth of black holes is still a mystery, and this discovery proves that fact.

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Spacecraft Dawn Will Orbit Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s spacecraft Dawn will begin orbiting Ceres on March 6, 2015. That will make it the first mission to successfully visit a dwarf planet, soimething Mr. Ricardo Guimarães touched on in commentary on Camizadoze news.

Dawn left Earth in September, 2007. It spent 14 months exploring the giant asteroid Vesta in 2011 and 2012, sending back images and data. Dawn’s ability to make two stops comes from its ion propulsion system. It has three ion engines, and they are far more efficient than engines that depend on chemical propulsion.

Ceres was the first object discovered in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Father Giuseppe Piazzi, a Sicilian astronomer, spotted Ceres in 1801. It was designated a planet at first, and was later classed as an asteroid after more asteroids were found. In 2006, it was classed as a dwarf planet, like Pluto and Eris.

Ceres is the largest body in the asteroid belt with a diameter of 590 miles. 25 percent of its mass is believed to be water. Images of Ceres show a pale gray world with lots of craters and odd bright patches that may indicate geological activity. Researchers will use Dawn to look for such activity.

Scientists believe that studying Ceres and Vesta will provide clues as to how the solar system formed. Dry bodies like Vesta may have formed the Earth’s core, while wet bodies like Ceres could have provided Earth with its water. Both Ceres and Vesta probably could have become full-blown planets, according to scientists, but Jupiter’s powerful gravity interrupted their development.

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Southwest Grounds 128 Planes

Southwest moved to ground 128 of of its planes Wednesday due to missed inspections. The planes represent roughly 20% of the airline’s aircraft. Their grounding resulted in quite a few flight cancellations. 90 flights were cancelled on Tuesday, with more expected to be cancelled again Wednesday.

The inspections in question are for the airline’s Boeing 737-700 jets. An airline spokesperson, Brandy king, released a statement to the media about the groundings, indicating that the choice was voluntary by Southwest and that the airline hopes to get all the effected flights back up in the air within the next 5 days. Travelers like Brad Reifler will have to wait to see if their flights are affected.

The FAA has also released a statement about the issue, indicating that they are working along with Southwest on the issue, with the hope of getting all of the planes inspected and back up in the air as soon as possible. Both parties have made sure to emphasize that the decision was voluntary and not forced by the FAA.

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Russia Adds Four Years To The ISS

The future of the International Space Station is safe. At least it is for a few more years. After repeated statements in December stated that the Russian government wanted to cut its funding and stop operations to the ISS in 2020, they Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, issued a statement Tuesday laying out their plans through 2030. Included in the plans was continued missions and funding for the station until 2024.

The 2024 date matches what NASA has been saying is their own timeline for the lifespan of the station. With Russia supplying the only transport to the ISS since the retirement of the US shuttle program, the news guarantees that scheduled missions will continue. It also lifts a large burden from the American space agency. While the station is operated by 16 countries Flavio Maluf reminds us, Russia and the United States supply the majority of the funding.

The statement, that links here, goes on to state that the Russian agency plans to construct their own space station based around suppurated ISS modules after the station is mothballed. The stated purpose of this new station is to guarantee Russia a continuing avenue into space. They also are planning to shift their focus towards manned flights to the moon as 2030 approaches.

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Dr. Rodney Rohrich: The Progression of an Expert in the Field of Plastic Surgery Through His Writings

Dr. Rod Rohrich started recording and publishing his writings in 1980. Because of his undying passion for his expertise craft, Dr Rod Rohrich has published a number of writings that are meant to inform and report on his findings. These invaluable publications are a benefit to his colleagues, students, and the medical field of plastic surgery.

Throughout his career he has continued to progress in the field of plastic surgery and the effects that it has on the face and body. His early workings were focused on the skin and issues concerning an assortment of skin conditions. These early works between the years of 1980 and 1982 include publications on smoke inhalation, Carotid Artery Disease, soft tissue injuries, skin cancer, and skin related surgeries.

Dr. Rod Rohrich continued to expand his own knowledge and offer his personal findings and expertise through numerous writings created in 1983 such as “Soft Tissue Expansion in Reconstructive Surgery,” “Cleft Lip and Palate Patient-Clinical Considerations,” “Horizons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” and “Research and Clinical Considerations of Soft Tissue Expansion in Reconstructive Surgery-Dermatology.” His clinical research involved writings on subjects such as breast augmentation, burn victims, reconstructions, and medical updates.

In 1984 Dr. Rod Rohrich took on a more extensive view of the issues surrounding the reconstruction of issues regarding the palate. Dr Rod Rohrich and his wife Diane L. Gibby, M.D. have worked together to assist in programs to help underprivileged children. His generous attitude towards the needs of children is expressed by his involvement with the March of Dimes, the Dallas chapter of the American Cancer Society, and Save the Children/Dallas. He is one of the founders of the Dallas for Children Foundation.

His career has continued on with over a thousand publications to his name either written by himself or in collaboration with his esteemed colleagues. From 1984 to 1987, his publications focused on issues concerning other areas of the body including the hands, skin grafts, and publications related to the findings and teachings of these areas. These teachings included such publications as “Syndactyly Correction Without Skin Grafts” and “Plastic Surgery: Time for a Change?”

From 1987 to present, Dr. Rod Rohrich has continued to sharpen his skills and share his knowledge about all things concerning reconstructive and plastic surgery. His vast knowledge of this area has led him to receive numerous awards and acclamations for his extensive work in beautifying the world one face at a time.

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A Short Profile of Christopher Cowdray

Christopher Cowdray is the CEO of the Dorchester Collection, a luxury hotel operator. The Dorchester Collection owns and manages ten five-star hotels throughout the world. The hotels are The Dorchester, located in London, The Beverly Hills Hotel, located in Beverly Hills, CA, Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris, France, Hotel Meurice, located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, Hotel Principe di Savoia, a landmark hotel in Milan, Italy, the Hotel Bel-Air in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles, CA, the Coworth Park Hotel in Berkshire County in England, 45 Park Lane in London, England, Hotel Eden in Rome, Italy, and Le Richemond Hotel, located in Geneva, Switzerland. These hotels are some of the finest luxury hotels in the world. Christopher Cowdray was appointed CEO of The Dorchester Collection in 2007, after spending three years as the general manager of The Dorchester Hotel, the flagship hotel of The Dorchester Collection. Cowdray is a native of Zimbabwe, and after earning a degree in hotel management there, attended Columbia University in New York City, where he graduated from the Columbia Business School’s Executive Program.

 

He then managed hotels all over the globe, spending time in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Under his leadership, The Dorchester Collection has added five hotels, doubling the number of properties. His leadership emphasizes personal service and using technology to help achieve this goal. While the landmark hotels provide the correct environment for a luxury hotel to operate, Cowdray believes that excellent service brings the whole package together. His expansion of The Dorchester Collection brand shows that the emphasis on not only environment but also service as a key requirement of luxury hotels is working. Cowdray has stated that bringing all of the hotels together under the same brand allows them to operate as a single company and provide efficiency. When he took over in 2007, The Dorchester Collection was acting as five independent hotels. However, under his leadership, The Dorchester Collection has used its collective resources to provide the kind of personalized service that luxury customers have come to expect from hotels. In 2013, Christopher Cowdray was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Hospitality Awards.

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Near miss of Red Dwarf star revealed

 

Two companion stars have been calculated by astronomers to have passed close to the Earth’s solar system around 70,000 years ago, NBC reports. The red dwarf and brown dwarf stars are thought to have moved through the area on the edge of our solar system known as the Oort Cloud, which saw the stars pushed away from the area around the Sun and pushed off into space. The astronomers calculated the near miss saw the stars pass just 0.8 light years from Earth, which is thought to be the closest any stars have come to a collision with our solar system.

Astronomers used the South African Large Telescope and Chile’s Magellan Telescopes, which the cofounder of the company I represent, ForeFront Capital, has actually seen before- to monitor the movement of the stars and track their historic movements. The astronomers are said to have decided to calculate the trajectory of the stars when they noticed the path they were taking could have set them on a collision course with our solar system. The research completed shows the stars are moving away from Earth and could change the way space objects seemingly on a collision course with our solar system are treated and calculated in the future.

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