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So tough not to sweat the small stuff at hot, humid US Open

By on January 18, 2020

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title And a day later, Novak Djokovic’s quarterfinal opponent made an unusual plea to leave the court at 2-all, right in the middle of a set, so he could change out of his drenched clothes and sneakers — and Djokovic was OK with it, because it gave him a chance to remove his shirt and chill out for a bit.Djokovic leaned back, put his hands behind his head and stretched his legs Wednesday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, looking more like someone relaxing by the pool than a guy in the grind of a Grand Slam match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Don’t sweat the small stuff? Try telling that to Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and all of the other players, ball boys and girls, spectators and everyone else dripping through this most uncomfortable of U.S. Opens, where it’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity.“I personally have never sweat as much as I have here. Incredible. I mean, I have to take at least 10 shirts for every match,” said Djokovic, a two-time champion at Flushing Meadows who faces 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori in the semifinals Friday. “It’s, literally, after two games, you’re soaking.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I actually don’t think it’s that hot. Sorry,” Osaka said after her quarterfinal victory. “I don’t know, I think it’s because I’m used to the Florida heat. So yeah, I kind of enjoyed it. I like sweating.”It’s been so unusually muggy that the U.S. Tennis Association, which runs the Open, made up a rule on the fly to offer some help to the men, letting them take a 10-minute break between the third and fourth sets of a match that goes that long if it’s too hot.There already was a rule on the women’s tour offering that sort of pause between the second and third sets.When junior and wheelchair matches were suspended Thursday, it meant things got bad enough to warrant some sort of concession to the heat on seven of the tournament’s 11 days.Some, including Djokovic, have wondered whether the retractable roof on Ashe could be closed to allow the air-circulation system to reduce humidity. But tournament policy is that the stadium can only be covered when it’s raining or showers are predicted, as was the case ahead of the women’s semifinals Thursday night.“Nobody remembers players dealing with these type of heat and humidity conditions for this extended period of time. We understand the conditions are very tough inside of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Players are talking about. We hear them,” USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said.“It’s an open-ended question: What can be done now?” he said. “There’s no magical solution to this.”He said that the four doors in the 23,771-seat main arena’s corners are being propped open during matches, but the effect has been negligible.Federer said he had a hard time breathing. The man who beat Federer, 55th-ranked John Millman, said it was hard to hold his racket. It was Millman, in his loss to Djokovic, who received permission for the unusual mid-set outfit swap because he was leaving sweat all over the court.“Whether it’s night or day, we just don’t have air down there,” Djokovic said. “It feels like sauna.” MOST READ Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo-halo’ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, wears a cooling vest and has a towel with ice placed around his neck during a changeover in his match against Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. It’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity at this most uncomfortable of U.S. Opens. Don’t sweat the small stuff? Try telling that to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and other players who’ve been dripping and drenched at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)NEW YORK— Roger Federer positioned a tiny black fan so it would blow air right at his face during changeovers in a bid to cool off during what became a stunning loss at the U.S. Open.Rafael Nadal piled up so many soaked white towels next to his sideline bench the following night that it looked like laundry day. The man he beat after five sets and nearly five hours, Dominic Thiem, found it impossible to run in shoes he called “completely wet.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES He was among those who noted just how much even the stoic Federer — gasp! — was perspiring when he was upset in the fourth round on Monday night, when the humidity was about 75 percent. It’s exceeded that on other evenings, while the temperature keeps topping 90 degrees (32 Celsius), day after day, although it’s supposed to begin dropping Friday.“I have never seen Roger sweat. Ever,” said John Isner, the highest-ranked American man. “If he’s sweating a lot, and has to change clothes, then you know it’s pretty humid out there.”Isner estimated that he might have lost 8 to 10 pounds during his quarterfinal loss Tuesday in Ashe to 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro, who’ll meet Nadal in the semifinals.“Whatever the humidity is on outer courts or in the city,” Isner said, “I think it’s amplified on center court. It’s just we have seen it all tournament long — the girls and the guys out there, just sweating a lot.”One player who wasn’t sure what the fuss was all about was 20th-seeded Naomi Osaka, who represents Japan and trains in Florida.ADVERTISEMENT Given all of the sweating going on, he was asked whether the players’ changing areas are smellier than usual this year.“What happens in locker room,” Djokovic replied with a smile, “stays in locker room.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Impressive NHA Shelters Force LEC Current to a Draw

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgFlashback: NPA-Shelters at their previous encounter against GACIt was their second encounter since the Inter-Ministerial League began on June 8. Failing in two friendly matches and losing 3-1 to GAC in their first match, NHA-Shelters yesterday came back from a goal down in an impressive display to force a draw against LEC-Current at the BTC pitch.LEC shot ahead midway in the first half with a close shot that beat goalkeeper Philemon Allie. With memories of their past losses fresh in their minds, skipper Tugbeh C. Tugbeh re-organized his men and with players like Robert Cooper, Steven Gbollie, Kobee Weah, George Konneh and Richelieu Nance, who scored the penalty for the equalizer, made nonsense of LEC Current’s attacks and made them look an ordinary side. LEC could not put up their brilliant performance like they did against MYS in their first game at the SKD Complex.Though NHA’s incessant pressure in the second half exposed the defensive weakness of LEC Current, they could not assume control of the game at the defense to create avenues for their shots to enter their opponents’ goal.As LEC-Current seemed tired and they could not coordinate well, NHA-Shelters earned series of free-kicks against them but sadly they also could not translate their opportunities into goals. Over-anxiety was their enemy!The first ball that was kicked away was a close shot by skipper Tugbeh C. Tugbeh, who received a back-heel pass from a team-mate but shot off target. Until then Tugbeh had shown that as an old timer in the game he still enjoys a great deal of knowledge as he used his body to protect the ball to find space to send square passes to his team-mates.NHA’s goalkeeper Allie gained authority at the defense and as he pushed his men forward, with instructions and good ball control, their opponents crumbled in the midfield and they could only draw attention with individual displays that gave them no clear chances.In fact, NHA’s players, after LEC’s first goal, did not appear disturbed at all, especially when substitute player Richelieu Nance made his appearance. Nance, an intelligent midfielder, apparently did not know that he was going to write his name on the score-sheet, but when an LEC defender handled the ball in his goal area as his colleagues came under attack, Nance elected himself to take the penalty kick.When the referee whistled for Nance to take the penalty, he walked smoothly to the ball and struck it so hard that the ball sailed to his left, which was the right side from the goalkeeper’s position. The goalkeeper had anticipated wrongly that the ball was destined to his left which was the right side of Nance. Nance was a great player and he did not show any sense of doubt. And that is why he jumped when his shot entered the opponents’ goal for the equalizerIt was pure hard luck that NHA did not bury LEC in goals; at least we counted four goals that were missed by their opponents. Another problem that was visible in the NHA’s outfit was the lack of several substitute players. In yesterday’s match they had one player, which was Nance. He came from the bench to score the penalty.NHA and LEC shared the points yesterday and both teams are behind MYS and GAC. With a goal difference of 3, against 2 of LEC, NHA is on the 4th position in the zone. With two matches left in the zone, their chances could improve if they would defeat MYS on June 21 and if any of the teams like GAC and LEC suffer defeat.The other players that made up the NHA lineup yesterday were Prince Mulbah, Ousman Diallo, Rodden Martin and Kpanyen Doe. The head coach of NHA is Patrick Toe and his assistant is Roland Lloyd.Meanwhile, in the kickball encounters yesterday, NHA lost to LEC 5-0, MCC defeated MOJ 6-1 and LWSC beat EPA 3-2.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bantam B Flyers win GP tourney

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgEvery player on the team either got an assist or a goal over the weekend. It was a great victory for the flyers they have placed 4th ,3rd and 2nd in their last tournaments.This was a well deserved win for the team and coaches!The team is next off to Prince George for their final tournament of the season.  Flint bantam B flyers take 1st place in Grande praire tournament-submitted- Advertisement -The flyers played hard and came out undefeated on the weekend, they played four games in total.Facing Red Deer in their first game they beat them 11-2.They played 2 games on Saturday defeating Edmonton and St. Albert, Calvin Sadowsky played 2 great games in net and got a shut out against Edmonton, Ty helgason also played two great games in net.Both the goalies and the team played strong on the weekend, which brought the Flyers to the final for first and second place. In the final they played Dawson Creek it was an awsome game. Zack Zabinsky scored the first goal in the 1st period with the assist going to Braden Donis. They managed to hold them off until the beginning of the 3rd period, when the canucks came out strong and got one in. The flyers made a quick comeback – Calvin Albersworth netted another goal with the assist going to Derek Donis. It was an intense game to the end, the flyers had to play the last three minutes of the game 6 on 4 as the canucks pulled their goalie and the flyers had a penalty but they managed to hold them off and come out of the tournament undefeated, placing 1st.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Squirrels a feature of local hikes

By on January 11, 2020

first_img To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And here you thought they were just another cute little helpless critter. Our next Bird Hike is scheduled at Towsley Canyon on Saturday, April 21, from 8 to 10 a.m. Towsley Canyon is located on the Old Road, west of Interstate 5 and about a quarter-mile south of the Calgrove exit. You can listen to stories like this every Friday morning at 7:10 a.m. on “The Hike Report,” brought to you by radio station KHTS (AM 1220) and by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. For our complete hike and activity schedule and for trail maps, go to www.lamountains.com. To see what’s playing on radio station KHTS, go to www.hometownstation.com or tune in to AM 1220. Last week I took a short trip into Towsley Canyon, where I found the ground alongside the road was so pock-marked with holes that it looked as though someone had attacked it with a giant 3-hole punch. California ground squirrels made these 4-inch holes, which serve as entrances to their underground burrows. Their burrows are located 2-4 feet beneath the surface of the soil and may be 5-30 feet or more in length. Each burrow may have more than one entrance. Within this system of burrows, a colony of ground squirrels sleep, store food, rear their young and hide from predators. Ground squirrels are diurnal, which means they are active during the day. On a warm spring day, especially in the mid-morning or early afternoon, you can find them out and about, munching on grasses. As the season progresses, they switch to seeds and nuts, or maybe an occasional insect. But they won’t go too far from their holes – maybe a radius of 75 yards. You see, red-tailed hawks are out and about, too, and the ground squirrel will flee to the safety of its den when threatened by a raptor. But ground squirrels do not always flee from a predator. If a California ground squirrel finds a rattlesnake nearby, sometimes it will harass the snake by running around the snake, kicking sand at it, and biting the snake’s tail. But a ground squirrel’s most amazing defense takes advantage of the rattlesnake’s ability to sense infrared radiation. The ground squirrel will shunt blood to its tail, making it warmer by up to 2 degrees Celsius, and then wave its tail back and forth in front of the snake. Scientists describe this behavior as “flagging.” They are not sure whether the hot tail confuses the snake or mimics the signal from another threatening animal. Either way, this time it’s the snake that flees, not the ground squirrel. last_img read more

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Spanish transfer insider: No chance of Cazorla joining Barcelona, and Real Madrid to land De Gea for FREE?

By on January 6, 2020

first_imgPhil Brown, co-host of podcast Beyond the Pitch and Extra Time’s Spanish football insider, joins Mike Graham to discuss all the latest transfer news involving La Liga clubs.He begins by bringing us the latest on David de Gea, claiming Manchester United must tie down the stopper to a new deal, as Real Madrid will be prepared to wait to land the shot-stopper for free in 18 months.He also insists there is zero chance of Santi Cazorla joining Barcelona after Xavi expressed his desire to see the Arsenal midfielder at the Nou Camp.last_img read more

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Union, clerics team up

By on December 25, 2019

first_img “Jesus would not embrace Wal-Mart’s values of greed and profits at any cost, particularly when children suffer as a result of those misguided values,” the letter said. Clark said the clergy had been misled. “We share their compassion for people just like we continue to provide jobs to those who want a better life. We save the average American family $2,300 a year per household,” Clark said. WakeUpWalMart said it recruited the clergy members from a variety of faiths through its activists, who asked if they would be interested in signing the letter. The group also plans candlelight vigils at selected Wal-Mart’s in 19 states. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The 30-second TV spot, starting today in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas, is part of the latest seasonal-theme campaign against Wal-Mart. The TV ad starts with a picture of a Bible-like tome and an off-screen narrator who says, “Our faith teaches us ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ “If these are our values, then ask yourself: should people of faith shop at Wal-Mart this holiday season?” Wal-Mart spokesman Sarah Clark criticized the spot. “Surely Americans are deeply offended that the union leadership would use religion as just another tactic in a negative attack campaign against a company that donates more money to good works than any other company in America,” Wal-Mart spokeswoman Sarah Clark said. The letter from clergy members tracked along a similar line. W.W.J.S. – Where would Jesus shop? According to union-backed critics of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., not at the world’s largest retailer. WakeUpWalMart.com on Thursday unveiled a religious-theme campaign Thursday asking shoppers whether God wants them to buy things from the Bentonville, Ark.-based company. The group, funded by the United Food and Commercial Workers union, launched a TV ad and released a letter signed by 65 clergy members and religious figures. The group says Wal-Mart’s policy over wages, health benefits and other issues harm families and communities. Wal-Mart accused the group of using union dues to exploit religion and said it would give nearly $200 million in cash contributions to charities this year. last_img read more

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Campuses burglarized, vandalized

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first_img At nearby West Ranch High School, offenders broke into the student store by breaking a window. Once inside, they smashed a glass cabinet and threw a hammer into a computer monitor. The intruders got away with $120 in cash, a computer monitor and a Palm Pilot from the student store at Valencia High School, while damaging the cash register. The student store at La Mesa Junior High School in Canyon Country was also vandalized. The recent break-ins follow a spate of similar incidents over the Thanksgiving holiday where Hart and Canyon high schools were vandalized. According to Weiss, the amount of damage exceeded the amount of money or items taken by the intruders at those locations. “I’m just surprised nobody heard anything,” Weiss said. Detectives are continuing their investigation of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Clarita station at (661) 255-1121. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “The first time, they put a shovel through the window of the student store and took some candy and chips, but didn’t do too much damage. But this morning, they came back and took a computer monitor. “I just don’t know what these kids were after.” Bolde said it could have been worse. There are two safes in the student store; one that is used by the staff was left open after Friday night’s break-in so anyone would know it was empty, but another, older safe that hadn’t been opened “in years” was destroyed. “They got it open,” Bolde said. “They sure went to a lot of trouble to get nothing.” At Rio Norte Junior High, the glass of the gymnasium door was shattered and damage was done to the doorjamb of the student store. SANTA CLARITA – Several high school and junior high campuses were burglarized over the weekend in what authorities said was the continuation of criminal activity that started over the Thanksgiving holiday. Lt. Bill Weiss of the Santa Clarita Valley station said there was “no rhyme or reason” as to the selection of the five schools hit between Friday night and Monday morning. “We’re looking at the same types of break-ins, prying off the top of the air conditioning vent, or a window or prying hinges off a door,” he said. “It’s reasonable to assume it might be a group of people, but we’re still investigating.” “It’s stealing from the students, which is so demoralizing,” lamented Saugus High Principal Bill Bolde, whose campus was hit between midnight and 4 a.m. Saturday and again Sunday evening. Sunday’s break-in was the third in the last four weeks. last_img read more

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Women’s Golf Finishes Third At Creighton Classic

By on December 24, 2019

first_img Creighton Classic Final Results OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University women’s golf team improved by two strokes with another strong round, but fell one spot on the leaderboard during the final day of the 36-hole Creighton Classic. The Bulldogs finished with a 307 Tuesday to complete the two-day event at 309-307 – 616. “As a team, our last two rounds have been the best of the season so far,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “Relative to par ,we played better than we have all season and it stings to take third place after being in second after the first round. As well as we did, we simply got outplayed by South Dakota and UNI.”The Bulldogs finished three strokes behind second-place South Dakota, who had the best score of the second day at 302. UNI won the event at 297-305 – 602.Sigurlaug Jonsdottir (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) led the Bulldogs for the second-straight day to post a 37-37 – 74 on the par-73 layout. Jonsdottir had two birdies on the front nine and played a flawless back nine to finish the event tied for fourth at 76-74 – 150.Sam Paulak (Kansas City, Mo.) followed her first-round 77 to post a 38-38 – 76 and finish the tournament tied for seventh at 153. She was tied with teammate Kristen Giles (Burlington, Ontario) who had a strong showing competing as an individual, moving up seven spots on the final day with a 74 to finish in a tie for seventh place at 79-74 – 153.Grace Dunn (Brookfield, Wis.) carded another round in the 70s, finishing with a 39-40 – 79 to settle into a tie for 11th overall with a 78-79 – 157. Haeri Lee (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) and Erica Olberding (Des Moines, Iowa) finished with an 81 and 79, respectively, for the Bulldogs Tuesday.”Our team has a deep roster and we will keep competing and pushing each other to be better,” Pruett added. “I know we can be competitive in the MVC Preview and I am excited to see how we fair against all MVC teams.”The Creighton Classic was the Bulldogs’ next-to-last fall event as the team takes the next two weeks to prepare for the MVC Fall Preview Oct. 14-16. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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Updated: New MH370 search area not specific enough, says Minister.

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgAustralian Transport Minister Darren Chester has dampened hopes of extending the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to a  new 25,000 sq. km search zone identified by international experts as having a high probability of containing the wreckage.Mr Chester’s view that the new search area is not specific enough puts him at odds with the experts’  conclusion that the location north-east of the existing search zone needs investigating.The expert findings are detailed in  “First Principles Review”,  a report issued on Tuesday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau detailing the findings of a meeting held in Canberra in early November by parties involved in the search for the missing Boeing 777“The participants of the First Principles Review were in agreement on the need to search an additional area representing approximately 25,000 sq. km,’’  the report concluded.  “Based on the analysis to date, completion of this area would exhaust all prospective areas for the presence of MH370.’’.The disagreement comes as the existing search for MH370,  which disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 aboard, is winding down and is expected to conclude early in the new year.The new area identified as a potential crash site adjoins an area searched in 2014 and takes into account additional information from a CSIRO ocean drift study. It is not part of part of the 120,000 sq. km swathe of Indian Ocean swept for more than two years and in which no sign of the aircraft debris field has been found.Mr Chester welcomed the review of what he described as the biggest search in aviation history and one that tested the limits of technology. “The information in the ATSB report, however, does not give a specific location of the missing aircraft,’’ he said.“We are very close to completing the 120,000 square kilometre underwater search area, and we remain hopeful that we will locate the aircraft.“As agreed at the Tripartite Ministers meeting in Malaysia in July we will be suspending the search unless credible evidence is available that identifies the specific location of the aircraft.’’The experts taking part in review concluded the search team was unlikely to have missed the debris in the current search area and there was a high degree of confidence, greater than 95 per cent, in the high-resolution sonar coverage conducted so far.The new area — between latitudes 32.5 degrees south and 36 degrees south —  was based on “comprehensive satellite data analysis and updated with the latest search results and the CSIRO drift analysis,” the report said.It is slightly narrower than the first zone due to revised calculations that the aircraft crashed closer to the seventh arc, the curved line determined by the last satellite handshake between the aircraft and the plane.The analysis of the last two satellite transmissions, the likely position of the aircraft’s flaps when it hit the water and the results of recent end-of-flight simulations indicate it was within 25 nautical miles to the east and west of the arc, rather than the 40nm originally postulated.The three-day First Principles Review was attended by Australian and international experts in data processing, satellite communications, accident investigation, aircraft performance, flight operations, sonar data, acoustic data and oceanography. It aimed to reassess and validate existing evidence and to consider any new analysis that may assist in identifying the location of MH370, which crashed in 2014 while en-route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.A key to the finding was additional information not available when the first search area was defined.More than 20 items of debris have been recovered and identified as likely to be, almost certainly or definitely originating from MH370., including parts the wing. Items have been located along the east and south coast of Africa, the east coast of Madagascar and the Islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean. However, none has been found in Australia.The CSIRO drift study found there was definitely a surface debris field and that the fact that the original sea surface search between March 18 and April 28, 2014, failed to detect wreckage argued that area was not the site of the crash.The drift study identified the new search area as being consistent with the failure to detect debris during the 2014 surface search, the absence of wreckage on the WA coastline as well as the July, 2015, arrival of a flaperon at La Reunion Island and the arrival times of other debris.last_img read more

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Geysir (powerful hot spring) – Geocache of the Week

By on December 17, 2019

first_img SharePrint RelatedLearn something new on International EarthCache DaySeptember 12, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Erfahre Neues über den Internationalen EarthCache-TagSeptember 12, 2017In “Deutsch”Aprende algo nuevo el Día Internacional del EarthCacheSeptember 12, 2017In “Español” Difficulty:2Terrain:1.5 Iceland has set itself apart as a highly sought-after destination for EarthCache connoisseurs. One might say the overall beauty of the island, with its many geological marvels, makes it one big EarthCache. The most favorited EarthCache in Iceland makes for a spectacular sight, being an explosive choice for Geocache of the Week. Location:IcelandN 64° 18.746′ W 020° 18.042′center_img Geysir – powerful hot spring, also known as The Great Geysir, has been active for approximately 10,000 years. The English term geyser derives from the old Norse verb geysa, which means “to gush.”Geysers erupt because the thermal water ascending through their channels boils at some depth below the surface. It is a breathtaking sight and the geological science behind it is fascinating.At about 23 m (75 ft) depth in Geysir’s infrastructure, the water is at 120°C (240°F) temperature and is in equilibrium with the pressure of the water above in the pipe, i.e. the weight of the water above counteracts the boiling below. At a depth of around 16 m (52 ft), the temperature of the water sometimes rises above boiling, seen as an increased disturbance on the surface.This turbulence can increase to the point where the water in the pipe above is elevated slightly, which sets off a chain reaction — the pressure decreases, which makes boiling possible further below the surface, flashing the water from the deepest recesses into a cloud of steam, pushing against the boiling water above it resulting in an eruption accompanied by a distinct noise.The water phase lasts only for a few minutes, while the steam phase is active for a considerably longer period of time. As the steam phase ends, the geyser’s deep channels have been drained of all water and it will take eight to ten hours for Geysir to refill.In recent years Geysir has been rather subdued, but the multiple smaller, more active geysers in the area make this a worthwhile visit to experience one of nature’s wonders.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week,Share with your Friends:More EarthCacheGC1G4XZby Biggi_Hlast_img read more

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