China’s Vessel Starts Research Mission in Mariana Trench

first_imgChina’s research vessel KEXUE has started a 20-day long survey over a series of seamounts in the south of the Mariana Trench.According to Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the vessel will explore four seamounts in the area.The vessel’s Discovery remote operated vehicle (ROV) already dived into the sea to collect samples from a seamount in the southwest of the targeted area.The ROV captured two rare deep-water sea slugs during the dive, local media informed.The survey is planned to be completed within 20 days and the vessel is expected to go back to Xiamen of China’s Fujian Province on June 23.last_img read more

Labour’s paid parental bill back on table

first_imgRadio NZ News 24 July 2015The MP who has a paid parental leave bill back on the table for a second time, believes she now has the numbers to get it passed into law.Labour’s Sue Moroney has had her member’s bill – extending paid parental leave from 14 weeks to six months for all parents – drawn from the ballot once again.The Government had threatened to use its financial veto, but in February the bill was narrowly defeated in the House before that happened.Some MPs have been waiting decades for their own bill to be drawn in what could be described as a parliamentarian’s version of the lottery.Ms Moroney said the “ballot goddess” was definitely looking down on the children of New Zealand.“It’s great to have this pulled out again because we have the numbers back again in Parliament to see it through this time,” she said.’s-paid-parental-bill-back-on-tablelast_img read more

Southerland’s suspension reportedly due to NCAA investigation into academic records

first_img Published on January 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Syracuse forward James Southerland’s current suspension is due to an NCAA investigation into SU’s academic records The Post-Standard’s Mike Waters reports citing three sources familiar with the situation.Southerland missed the No. 6 Orange’s last game, a 72-61 win over Villanova, because of the suspension and if he is not reinstated the forward will not able to travel with the team to Louisville, Ky., for its game against the No. 1 Cardinals on Saturday. The team is scheduled to depart Syracuse on Friday.All three sources told The Post-Standard that Southerland was also nearly held out of the Orange’s previous game against Providence on Jan. 7 as part of the NCAA investigation, though that was for a matter unrelated to his current ineligibility.His prior temporary suspension was cleared up quickly after he made a payment to reimburse for improper benefits. This one, two sources told The Post-Standard, centers on a term paper.Former SU director of basketball operations Stan Kissel abruptly resigned in December. At the time, Kissel said he resigned for personal reasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKissel also served as the liaison for the Academic Services Department. It remains unclear whether his resignation is at all related to Southerland’s suspension or the NCAA investigation. Comments Related Stories Boeheim hopeful Southerland could returnMBB : For Southerland, SAT final hurdle to getting to SyracuseSOUTHERN COMFORT: Southerland’s career night from beyond the arc carries Syracuse to win over ArkansasSyracuse forward Southerland ineligible until further noticecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more