The battle to become Champion has come down to the final event of the season, the Billabong Pipe Masters. After a day of action that saw the Men’s Pipe Invitational narrow the list of potential wildcards to four, Gabriel Medina (BRA), Mick Fanning (AUS) and Kelly Slater (USA) discussed their Tour seasons and their gameplans going into Pipe.
This video is an overview of the scientific research paper “Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans: More than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons afloat at sea,” published on the 9th of December 2014 by Dr. Marcus Eriksen - of the 5 Gyres Institute - and an array of esteemed colleagues from around the world.
Plastic pollution is ubiquitous throughout the marine environment, yet estimates of the global abundance and weight of floating plastics have lacked data, particularly from the Southern Hemisphere and remote regions. Here we report an estimate of the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the world’s oceans from 24 expeditions (2007-2013) across all five sub-tropical gyres, costal Australia, Bay of Bengal and the Mediterranean Sea conducting surface net tows (N = 680) and visual survey transects of large plastic debris (N = 891). Using an oceanographic model of floating debris dispersal calibrated by our data, and correcting for wind-driven vertical mixing, we estimate a minimum of 5.25 trillion particles weighing 268,940 tons. When comparing between four size classes, two microplastic 4.75mm, a tremendous loss of microplastics is observed from the sea surface compared to expected rates of fragmentation, suggesting there are mechanisms at play that remove
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.
Deepwater Horizon Spill Left an Oil Ring the Size of Rhode Island at the Bottom of the Sea, Study Says
In the study, Valentine and his colleagues gathered 3,000 samples of water from 534 locations in the Gulf of Mexico. This helped them locate the half inch-thick oil ring, and determine that the oil levels inside the ring are as much as 10,000 times higher than those found outside the ring, reports the Associated Press.
BP doesn’t agree with the findings, however. The company told the Associated Press that the researchers were unable to determine the source of the oil — an aspect of the study that lead “them to grossly overstate the amount of residual Macondo oil on the sea floor and the geographic area in which it is found.”
BP keeping it classy.
Today at the Rip Curl Pro at Supertubes he was the last man standing and it’s a Mick Fanning signature. He’s done it three times this year; you haven’t noticed he’s even in the event until he’s won it. Bells, J-Bay, and now Supertubes, all won in great waves and with surfing that couldn’t be denied. He now goes into Pipe alongside Kelly and Gabe, and this whole world title thing just got a lot more interesting.
There’s a reason why people refer to 11-time world champ Kelly Slater as “the king”. This clip/maneuver is yet another ground-breaking moment in the history of surfing.
Join us live for behind-the-scenes action from five of the biggest ballet companies in the world. Featuring rehearsals, interviews and insight into one day in the life of a ballet company.
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THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET, MELBOURNE
Swan Lake in rehearsal
Swan Lake in rehearsal (pas de deux)
Ostinato in rehearsal
La Bayadère in rehearsal
THE BOLSHOI BALLET, MOSCOW
Interview with Alexander Vetrov and Ludmila Semenyaka, Senior Ballet Teachers
Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in rehearsal, Principal Dancer and Leading Soloist
Interview with Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin
“Hero of our time” in Bauprobe
Interview with Yuri Grigorovich, Resident choreographer
“A Legend of Love” in rehearsal (corps de ballet)
“La Sylphide” in rehearsal
Interview with Artem Ovcharenko and Anna Tikhomirova, Principal Dancer and First Soloist
Interview with Anton Getman, Deputy General Director
“Taming of the Shrew” in rehearsal
Interview with Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer; Director - Choreographer of the Ballet de Monte-Carlo;
Interview with Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov, Principal Dancers
Interview with Sergey Filin, Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet
Interview with Vladimir Urin, General Director, The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
THE ROYAL BALLET, LONDON
Age of Anxiety in rehearsal
Manon in rehearsal
Interview with Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor
Cassandra in rehearsal
Interview with Kevin O’Hare. Director, The Royal Ballet
Don Quixote in rehearsal
Aeternum in rehearsal
Scène de ballet in rehearsal
THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA, TORONTO
Manon Act 1 in rehearsal
Manon Act 2 in rehearsal
Nijinsky in rehearsal
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
Interview with Helgi Tomasson
Don Quixote in rehearsal
RAkU in rehearsal
Concerto Grosso in rehearsal
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude in rehearsal
Apple sold over 10 million iPhones on the first weekend. No idea what percentage of those were iPhone 6 Plus models, but any way you cut it, millions of iPhone 6 Plus devices were sold.
Apple itself on Thursday acknowledged acknowledged that it has received reports of the phone bending. But cases are “extremely rare.” Out of the millions of phones sold, Apple said a total of nine customers contacted the company about a bent iPhone 6 Plus.
So, yes, the phone can bend. But at least from these “tests,” you really have to be trying to bend it in order to do any noticeable damage.
The dumbness of iPhone buyers and the success of Android now established, who should we go to for comment on Apple’s new phones?
One insider from an Apple rival, who spoke to me off the record, said of Apple’s iPhone 6…
Yes, let’s go to an off-the-record comment from an Apple competitor.
Bra. Vo. You actually just made the triple-breasted woman article have more journalistic value. That is no small feat.