Post-lockdown sexplosion: Touch-starved Brits push sale of condoms and sex toys through the roof

first_img Share Post-lockdown sexplosion: Touch-starved Brits push sale of condoms and sex toys through the roof “Millions of people have missed sexual connections during lockdown and we’re expecting a significant surge in demand for sexual health and sexual pleasure products as restrictions have been eased,” Michael Henry, healthcare director at Superdrug, told City A.M. this evening. Proof that physical interaction between millions of Brits is increasing rapdily comes from High Street giant Superdrug, sharing with City A.M. that its condom sales have gone up by 65 per cent since last week, while its demand for lube and toys sales has jumped by 232 per cent. The company’s Online Doctor service has seen online searches for erectile dysfunction at their highest for the past 12 months. Somewhat of a ‘sexplosion’ has begun this week as around 7.9m single people in the UK celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions Show Comments ▼ As a result, the company said it plans to expand its sexual health portfolio. Finally, Superdrug has sold 20 per cent more emergency contraception and contraceptive services since the end of lockdown. Michiel Willems whatsapp Also Read: Post-lockdown sexplosion: Touch-starved Brits push sale of condoms and sex toys through the roof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaItsTheVibeMost Miserable American Cities, RankedItsTheVibeHomeLight.comDon’t Make This Mistake When You Sell Your Home. Try these 7 whatsapp Tags: Coronavirus Moreover, STI at home tests and similar treatment services are 44 per cent more sold, while the appetite for erectile dysfunction services has gone up by 33 per cent. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes Thursday 20 May 2021 6:16 pmlast_img read more

Ballot initiative seeks to streamline PFD, voter registration process

first_imgGovernmentBallot initiative seeks to streamline PFD, voter registration processDecember 14, 2015 by Brielle Schaefer, KCAW Share:Zoe Kitchel canvassing for the PFD voter ballot initiative. (Photo by Emily Kwong/KCAW)The push to get Alaska residents registered to vote at the same time they sign up for their Permanent Fund dividends started in Anchorage this fall, but Sitka has become an important part of the equation.Sophie Nethercut hit the streets one day earlier this month to gather signatures for the PFD voter ballot initiative.“Are you registered to vote? Have you signed the PFD voter initiative?” she asks passersby. She’s canvassing for the 700 autographs needed from Sitka in order to win the idea a spot on a ballot in 2016. So far, they have 400.“It would make it possible so that when people register for their PFD online but if they’re not registered to vote it would link the two systems so they could be registered to vote,” Nethercut said.To get something on the ballot is a lengthy process. Petitioners must submit signatures from a 10 percent of voters from three-quarters of the house districts in the state and within those house districts, 7 percent of the last election’s voters. Sitka is one of the districts the Anchorage-based campaign is relying on. Statewide, the campaign is shooting for some 40,000 signatures, to give a reasonable margin in case some are invalid.Zoe Kitchel is Sitka’s field organizer for the campaign. She says states across the country have been making it harder for people to vote by eliminating early voting opportunities and requiring government-issued ID. She says this ballot initiative would help guard against that and streamline the process.“The two goals are first to reduce the amount of paperwork and bureaucracy we deal with on a day to day basis,” she said. “And also to make it a lot easier for a lot of people to make it easier for them to get to the polls and to be able to vote at the polls.”The PFD voter initiative is modeled after a similar one in Oregon, Kitchel says. In 2014, voters there proposed and passed the “motor-voter” law, which automatically registered people to vote when they renew or apply for a driver license or state ID at the DMV.“Eighty-five percent of Alaskans actually register for the PFD online and that is a much larger portion of the population than apply for driver’s licenses every year so we would be catching so many more people than we would if we set it up exactly like Oregon,” Kitchel said.This year, more than half a million Alaskans received PFD checks. The Division of Elections estimates that some 70,000 more people will be registered if this initiative is passed. Here’s Nethercut:“This ballot initiative would be a no-brainer, I think,” Nethercut said. “So far no one has refused to sign.”While Kitchel and Nethercut have met little opposition in Sitka, there have been some naysayers. Kitchel says some people think that if others didn’t bother to register they shouldn’t vote.“Our goal is for more people to vote but all this is doing is registering people and people will still need to make that decision to actually go out to the polls,” she said.Others are fearful of giving too much information to the government. But, Kitchel says, Alaska’s online PFD registration system has some of the strictest security – and residents are already volunteering their personal information for their PFD checks anyway.“It is interesting to think that people are so willing and so excited to get free money from the government but I’d like to think if you are benefiting from that then you’d also like to be a part of the process of deciding what that government does and being a part of the decision-making on a larger scale,” Kitchel said.The campaign is making a final push in Sitka over the next couple weeks with hopes of submitting its signatures to headquarters in Anchorage by the end of the month. In the meantime, Nethercut will connect with voters wherever she can — on downtown streets, or by the front door of SeaMart. . There’s also a petition at Old Harbor Books.“You’re persistent,” a passerby said to Nethercut.“Thank you,” she replied. “Have a nice day.”The initiative also includes an opt-out provision for people to easily deregister themselves within a month of signing up for the PFD. If it makes it on the ballot, voters should see it in an election next year.Share this story:last_img read more

Light on Trump, Sullivan aims for optimism in address to Alaska Legislature

first_imgEnergy & Mining | Federal Government | State GovernmentLight on Trump, Sullivan aims for optimism in address to Alaska LegislatureFebruary 27, 2017 by LIz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, delivers his annual address Feb. 24, 2017, to the Alaska Legislature. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)In his annual address to the Alaska Legislature, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan did not say much about President Donald Trump, and he did not bring up the issues that drove demonstrators to the steps of the state Capitol on Friday: Trump’s policies on immigration and refugees, and what Congress intends to do about the Affordable Care Act.Sullivan did, though, directly quote a different president.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“When I think of the great men and women who serve our state, all of you, I’m reminded Theodore Roosevelt’s great speech, about the men and women who are in the arena,” he told the legislators. Sullivan read for them Roosevelt’s words, about the person (“man” in the original) who:“… knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”Sullivan went on to list his congressional achievements from 2016, in advancing infrastructure goals, taking care of veterans and keeping the state’s military installations strong.His main focus for this year, he said, is jobs.“Going forward, I will be 100 percent focused on the economy, in Alaska and throughout our country,” Sullivan said.Sullivan made just a few references to Trump.He said the president’s plans to build up the military and his resource policies will be good for Alaska job creation.“The Trump administration has prioritized energy production, responsible resource development, and streamlining job-killing regulations as some of its top goals,” Sullivan said.U.S Sen. Dan Sullivan talks with reporters during a press availability Feb. 24, 2017, following his annual address to the Alaska Legislature. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Another president he mentioned, a few times, was Barack Obama.“When President Obama locked up almost all of Alaska’s resource development opportunities in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas over the Christmas holidays, he told Alaskans that we need to ‘move decisively away from fossil fuels,’” Sullivan said.Sullivan said Obama was giving voice to a “dangerous ideological movement” that wants to leave resources in the ground.The senator also rebuked Obama for talking about “philanthropy” as he banned Arctic drilling.“Relying on charity for our future is not something the great state of Alaska should ever aspire to. It is beneath us,” Sullivan said, to applause(Obama said in a December 20 statement that the Arctic needs more investment, from the government, the private sector and “philanthropy.”)Sullivan closed on a historical note, recounting the vision it took to buy Alaska from Russia, 150 years ago.When asked, Sullivan said he wants to see health care coverage continue for the Alaskans who benefit from expanded Medicaid.“That’s my general principle,” Sullivan told reporters in a news conference after his speech. “Right now there’s a lot, a LOT of kind of different approaches to how that might happen, so I’m not committing myself to any one singular approach yet.”An Alaska Dispatch News reporter asked why he didn’t include health care or immigration in his speech. Sullivan said he focused on jobs and wanted to give legislators a sense of optimism.Share this story:last_img read more

‘Fun Mobile’ program to bring free meals to Cape Coral children over summer

first_img In facing the journey ahead, one family knows the importance of sticking together. WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021 Cape Coral applies for FWC grant to improve Yacht Club Park’s marina June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Cape Coral middle schooler praised for life-saving actions June 16, 2021 CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Cape Coral Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the School District of Lee County to bring free meals to children over the summer. The “Fun Mobile” program will kick off next Monday at Paul Sanborn Park, according to organizers. Kids 18 and under can will be able to get a free meal at the park every weekday from June 21 to July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.For more information, click here. Sponsored Contentcenter_img By TYSABRI: PRESCRIBING INFO Advertisement A Family’s bond. From Biogen. One year later: Still no answers about Cape Coral mother’s disappearance June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Cape Coralfree food AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Monday, December 21, 2020

first_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Deaths in Laois – Monday, December 21, 2020 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Twitter Twitter Facebook Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Martin (Bunny) CarrollMarian Avenue, Portlaoise, LaoisPredeceased by his mother and father, brothers Bill, Henry and Ned, sister Shiela. Martin died, peacefully, in the loving care of his wife Chris, and daughters Sinead, Louise and Karen. Deeply regretted by his wife, daughters, brothers Michael and John, sister Mary, grandsons Jamie, Jack and Aaron, son-in-law Peter, his uncle Peter, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Due to present circumstances, a private family funeral will take place. Requiem Mass for Martin will take place on Monday at 2pm in St. Peter and Paul ‘s Church, Portlaoise and will be live streamed on Interment afterwards in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.Dermot McGannStradbally Rd, Portlaoise, Laois/Athenry, GalwayMc GANN Dermot A.J (Derry). (Portlaoise and formerly Attymon Co. Galway) December 18th 2020, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family in the Blackrock clinic. Loving husband of Miriam (Daly), brother of Nuala and adored Dad, Granddad and Great Granddad.Predeceased by his son Niall, brother Cyril and sisters Fidelma and Cora. He will be very sadly missed by his wife Miriam, daughters Marisa, Susan, Olga, sons-in-law Diarmuid, Bernard and Martin, Grandchildren Aisling, Ruth, Niall, Síofra, Stephen, Ella, Jack, Niall, Conor, Grainne and his Great Grandchildren Eddie and Timmy, Siofra’s husband Brian, Aisling’s fiance John G, brothers-in- law Dom Kevin Daly and Michael, Sisters- in- law Brenda, Mary, Deirdre and Madeleine, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and former colleagues in Telecom Eireann.Family Flowers only. Donations in lieu to The Irish Kidney Association.His caring character and quick wit will be remembered and missed.Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew him , a private funeral, with immediate family only, will take place at 12 noon on Monday in St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise and will be streamed on the webcam Burial will follow in Deans Grange cemetery at 11 am on Tuesday morning.The family thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support during this sensitive time.Anthony (Tony) BurkeKilleshin, Carlow/Killeshin, LaoisAnthony (Tony) Burke of 33 Eastwood Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, England and formerly of Killeshin, Ballickmoyler, Laois, passed away peacefully, on December 13th, 2020, at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.Beloved husband of Pauline, father of Lisa, Toni and Carl, adored grandfather of Aurelia, Lyra, Charles, Harold and Chloe and cherished brother of P.J (New Zealand), Michael (Canada), Martin (Killeshin) and the late Oliver.He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughters, grandchildren, son-in-law Mark, daughter-in-law Jessica, brothers, brothers-in-law Joe, Jim, sisters-in-law Teresa, Colette, Bridie, Nora and Mary, nephews, nieces, cousins especially Una Scully, Tommy, Pat and the late Paul Lacey, relatives and friends.May Tony’s Gentle Soul Rest in PeaceFuneral Arrangements LaterJames FogartyLakeview, Dereen, Durrow, LaoisPeacefully at his residence surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Vera. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, daughters, Elizabeth, Marie, Bridget and Patricia, sons James and Raymond, daughters in law, Kate and Niamh, son in law Richard, brother in law, sisters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Due to the current government guidelines a private funeral Mass will take place in St Tighearnach’s Church, Cullohill, on Friday morning at 11.00am followed by burial in Durrow Cemetery. This Mass will be streamed live. See link Jack MurphyClontico, Ballyroan, LaoisBeloved husband of the late Maura and Father of Janet, John, Paul and Martin, brother of the late Daniel, Peter and Nora. Sadly missed by daughters-in-law Phyllis and Nora, son-in-law John. Grandchildren Shaun, Michael, Rebecca, Daniel, Maeve and Caoimhe. Greatly missed by loyal friend, neighbour and carer Kathleen, extended family and wide circle of friends.Due to the Covid 19 restrictions house is strictly private and a private family funeral will take place. Removal from his daughters residence on Saturday 19th Dec arriving at 6pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyroan for prayers. Requiem Mass on Sunday 20th December at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Requiem Mass will be streamed live here. Family flowers only.People are welcome to stand along the route to the church and in the churchyard with Social Distancing being observed.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Sunday, December 20, 2020 Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Electric Picnic Previous articleCoronavirus: Four further deaths and 764 more cases as Laois numbers increase againNext articleAll the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By LaoisToday Reporter – 21st December 2020 Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Monday, December 21, 2020 Deaths Pinterest Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

Koreas Heading Back to Talks Table

first_img SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Cho Jong Ik – 2013.07.04 11:17pm News News News Facebook Twitter Following lengthy negotiations, the two Koreas have agreed to hold working-level talks at 10AM on the 6th at Tongilgak, a building in the Panmunjom truce village. North and South will meet to discuss the future of the Kaesong Industrial Complex.According to a Ministry of Unification official, North Korea sent notification at 8:35PM this evening outlining its agreement to hold the talks this Saturday. The original suggestion came from the South Korean side earlier in the day, following yesterday’s North Korean decision to allow South Korean businessmen to visit the zone.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak AvatarCho Jong Ik Koreas Heading Back to Talks Table News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Security tightened in the run-up to Moon and Kim’s visit to…

first_img By Kim Yoo Jin – 2018.09.25 12:52pm Security tightened in the run-up to Moon and Kim’s visit to Mt. Paektu News AvatarKim Yoo JinKim Yoo Jin is one of Daily NK’s freelance journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] News Facebook Twitter SHARE Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderscenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Korean on September 20.Kim Jong Un, Ri Sol Ju, Moon Jae In, and Kim Jong Suk at a welcome ceremony in Pyongyang for this year’s third inter-Korean summit. Image: Pyongyang Press Corps PoolIn the run-up to the second inter-Korean summit, North Korea designated the entire week a “special security week” and handed down orders to the military and security agencies to tighten surveillance. The North Korean military has delayed issuing discharges of soldiers and has focused on strengthening patrols on the border with China to prevent any incidents. Before news in South Korea spread that President Moon Jae In and Chairman Kim Jong Un would visit Mt Baekdu on the final day of the summit, the North Korean authorities had already reportedly handed down orders to strengthen security in Ryanggang Province (where Mt. Paektu is located) from September 19 to September 21. Soldiers were stationed near the railway station in Hyesan and in the city proper, while trains stopped operating on the Hyesan-Samjiyon line and roads heading into Samjiyon were closed. “All factories, enterprises and imminbans [people’s units, a type of neighborhood watch] held an emergency meeting on the evening of September 18,” said a Ryanggang Province-based source on September 19. “Even during the ‘special security week’, an order was handed down for [security forces] to work on round-the-clock shifts from September 19 to September 21 to strengthen security.” The meetings warned attendees “not to leave their own zone of work or residence during the period, to avoid talking about rumors, and that [security forces] will patrol the roads and facilities 24 hours a day [in the area],” he explained.“People [knew] what the authorities have ordered them to do during the ‘special security week,’ but they emphasized which days people needed to be careful about. So the atmosphere was very serious and full of tension. We could feel that Kim Jong Un was participating in an event [in the area],” a source in North Hamgyong Province added.“An order was handed down to the border patrol and Ministry of State Security checkpoints, which monitor people’s movements, to ensure that ‘nothing is to move around in the border region, even a spider.’”Both sources said that Party and government officials in their respective regions were on duty around the clock to monitor the security situation.Some North Korean traders experienced difficulties because they were unable to travel outside of specified areas. Government employees who were in the Hyesan area to transport mushrooms for sale were also restricted from moving around and stayed in a local motel. US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again NewsEconomy North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) last_img read more

Mic’d Up with Hockinson coach Rick Steele

guestLabel Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Mic’d Up with Hockinson coach Rick SteelePosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Wednesday, September 18, 2019in: Sportsshare 0 Name*Email*Website guestLabel 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments Listening in to the two-time defending state football champions HOCKINSON — The pre-game talk.The halftime huddle.The post-game meeting.It’s all there, as well as some of the emotion from Friday’s night’s Hockinson vs. Archbishop Murphy football game.Hockinson coach Rick Steele, shown here in an August practice, allowed us to put a microphone on him during Friday’s game against Archbishop Murphy. Photo by Mike SchultzHockinson coach Rick Steele, shown here in an August practice, allowed us to put a microphone on him during Friday’s game against Archbishop Murphy. Photo by Mike SchultzClark County Today mic’d up Hockinson coach Rick Steele, to get a feel for what it’s like on the sideline of an intense high school football game.This was a clash of champions.The Hawks, who have won the past two Class 2A state titles, had a 28-game win streak going into this one. Archbishop Murphy won the 2016 state title. We did more that watch this game. We heard this game, from a very interesting perspective.Here are some of the highlights, from the early evening twilight, to the darkness of Hockinson’s first loss since 2016, to the light of hope, provided by Steele, reminding his players that there is a lot of football left this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyHigh School Football 2019HockinsonHockinson Hawks 2019Latestshare 0 Previous : Third Drag Queen Story Hour brings a crowd to FVRL Board of Trustees meeting Next : PeaceHealth Southwest to offer Service of Remembrance for families grieving the loss of a childAdvertisementThis is placeholder text read more

CU Space Scientists Involved In NASA's Deep Space 1 Mission

first_img Published: Oct. 18, 1998 A University of Colorado at Boulder professor is part of a science team working with a miniaturized, futuristic space probe capable of navigating its own way through space and powered by a solar-electric propulsion system.The spacecraft, Deep Space 1, will attempt close flybys of an asteroid and possibly two comets, said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Fran Bagenal of the astrophysical and planetary sciences department. One of 15 science team members selected for the mission by NASA, Bagenal, with the help of Frank Crary, of CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, will analyze data collected on charged particles and magnetic fields surrounding the asteroid and comets.Deep Space 1 is scheduled for launch Oct. 25 aboard a three-stage Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Weighing only 1,000 pounds, the craft is packed with miniature instruments and devices designed to test 12 innovative technologies.”The most exciting part of this mission to me is the ion-drive propulsion system,” Bagenal said. “This is the first time it will be used for deep-space travel to propel a spacecraft out of the sun’s gravity.”The propulsion system relies on the generation and bombardment of a chamber of xenon gas with hot, negatively charged electrons. The chamber is heated by solar energy that has been converted to electricity. As the electrons strike the xenon atoms, they knock off atom electrons, resulting in positively charged atoms, or ions.The ions then are accelerated by an electric field to high speeds and expelled out the rear of the engine at about five miles per second, creating 3,000 tiny beams of thrust. Although the thrust is small — increasing the speed of the craft by about 30 feet per second each day — it eventually will propel the spacecraft to a speed of 8,000 miles per hour. The spacecraft will turn itself off periodically, allowing it to coast through space for weeks at a time.”The ion-drive system would make being on Deep Space 1 like being in a car, rather than on the top of a rocket,” she said. “It can drive around the solar system, changing its trajectory as it navigates using its computers and images of the stars taken by the on-board camera.”Because of the weight problem in lofting missions to the outer solar system, “we squeezed all the instrumentation way down,” she said. “But if it works, we will move into a new era of space flight, going to a lot of new places more swiftly and easily.”Two primary instruments on board the craft are a camera and a particle detector, said Bagenal. The camera, which can take images in the visible, ultraviolet and infrared spectrums, weighs about 28 pounds — or about six times less than the camera currently on the way to Saturn aboard NASA’s Cassini mission. Deep Space 1 is managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.The particle detector, weighing less than seven pounds, is about four times lighter than the particle detector aboard Cassini, she said. “Both of these instruments are small, light and have high performance capabilities.”Bagenal, who also has worked as a mission scientist on NASA’s Voyager and Galileo missions with charged particles and magnetic fields, is particularly interested in the effect of the solar wind. The solar wind is believed to knock atoms off asteroids and comets in a process known as “sputtering,” possibly ionizing them in the process.The Deep Space 1 encounter with Asteroid 1992KD is expected to occur in July 1999, perhaps passing as close as three miles, she said. If all goes well, the craft is then expected to fly close by a burned out comet and an active comet. With the orbits of 250 asteroids and 250,000 stars stored in its computer memory, the craft can execute trajectory changes without the need for commands from Earth.”This is a check-out mission to test new technology,” said Bagenal. “There is no point in sending such radical technology into the outer solar system until we try it out and see if it succeeds in the inner solar system.”Bagenal said she is fairly optimistic the spacecraft will work. “We need to learn from these cheaper, faster test missions so we can move on to doing important science in other areas of space.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Consumers in Select Cities Can Now Win Exclusive Diamond Collection Gift…

first_img TAGSConsumerFrancis Ford Coppola Winery Twitter Facebook ReddIt Pinterest AdvertisementCelebrate the Holidays with #CoppolaCheers Sweepstakes To help wine lovers celebrate the holiday season, Francis Ford Coppola Winery is offering a special week-long social media promotion in select markets including Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and Manhattan. Coppola Winery fans in these cities now have the chance to win exclusive Diamond Collection holiday gift boxes delivered directly to their doorsteps within a few hours!For a chance to win, fans in those markets will be prompted on the dates below to use #CoppolaCheers AND the Wine Emoji ???? in a comment on the Francis Ford Coppola Winery Facebook page or on select influencer Instagram posts. This code will unlock a social microsite where they can enter the sweepstakes. See schedule below and be on the lookout for posts in your area!Monday, 12.19: MiamiTuesday, 12.20: Los Angeles, Atlanta, San FranciscoWednesday, 12.21: HoustonThursday, 12.22: ChicagoFriday, 12.23: ManhattanFor sweepstakes rules, please visit: Francis Ford Coppola Winery Francis puts it best, saying the winery is “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life: food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types.  A place to celebrate the love of life.”  Francis Ford Coppola Winery is located at 300 Via Archimedes in Geyserville, California, accessed from US HWY 101 and the Independence Lane exit.  Among the many unique attractions at the property, Francis Ford Coppola Winery features a wine tasting bar, two restaurants, swimming pools, a movie gallery, a performing arts pavilion and a park area with game tables and bocce courts.  Francis Ford Coppola Winery opens at 11 a.m. daily.  For more information, call (707) 857-1400, toll free (877) 590-3329 or visit Share Email Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Consumers in Select Cities Can Now Win Exclusive Diamond Collection Gift Box…Industry News ReleasesConsumers in Select Cities Can Now Win Exclusive Diamond Collection Gift Box Delivered to Their Doorstep Within Hours!By Press Release – December 19, 2016 45 0 Previous articleSecret Cellar Wine Club Launches as First Online Club to Exclusively Offer Highly-Rated, Limited Production California WinesNext articleAfternoon Brief, December 19 Press Releaselast_img read more