What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals may have entered free agency hoping to retain their own players, but a couple days in they seem to be struggling to do so.Wide receiver Steve Breaston is heading to Kansas City to join the Chiefs, and now they’ve lost a starting offensive lineman. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Agent for Cardinals G Deuce Lutui says reached 2-year deal in principle with Bengals. 2nd-round pick out of USC. Big, physical AFC North guyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyGeoff HobsonGeoffHobsonCin Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   Drafted in the second round in 2006, Lutui was a consistent starter on the line, though his production was anything but.Lutui battled weight problems, especially last season, but worked his way back into shape and was productive once again. His departure leaves the Cardinals in search of a guard, as the rest of their offensive line seems set. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

SUPER typhoon Yolanda cooled off the simmering ten

first_imgSUPER typhoon Yolanda cooled off the simmering tension between the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 7 and the Cebu City Hall’s demolition team.Councilor Gerardo Carillo said the BFP personnel will be allowed to occupy temporary offices used by the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) inside the BFP building until the weather improves.ADVERTISEMENT Hadjula said she was already coordinating with their head for the “legal remedies” that they will take against Rama. “What the mayor did to us is inhuman,” she said.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWoman perishes in Pasay blazenewsinfoWoman sets house on fire because of a spider, gets arrestednewsinfo‘An attack on all of us’: Anime fans reel after deadly Japan fireMORE STORIESnewsinfoWoman perishes in Pasay blazenewsinfoWoman sets house on fire because of a spider, gets arrestednewsinfo‘An attack on all of us’: Anime fans reel after deadly Japan fireHadjula claimed that the city’s demolition team especially its head Raquel Arce smelled of liquor while enforcing the eviction notice.But Arce said in a separate interview that she didn’t have to drink to enforce the mayor’s order for BFP to vacate the CCMC temporary offices inside the BFP building.Hadjula also justified the presence of nine fire trucks during the standoff, saying that it was a show of support especially since three of her female personnel were hurt during the commotion.One sustained bruises on her arm while another had a scratch on her face. Another one was hit allegedly on the breast. Chief of Reporters Doris C. BongcacADVERTISEMENT Integrated Bar of the Philippines gets P7.5M from Supreme Court Read Next Firefighters and rescue personnel had to disperse at 7:30 p.m. last Thursday from the human barricade they formed to prevent the transfer of their belongings from the BFP building along Natalio Bacalso Avenue to the City Sports Center.“It’s now a legal thing,” said Carillo, who was part of the city’s negotiation team who met with BFP Regional Director SSupt Ma Luisa Hadjula before last Thursday’s confrontation. Firetrucks from towns and cities also returned to their mother units late Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealBFP personnel and search and rescue units were allowed to occupy the temporary quarters they set up inside temporary CCMC offices.Mayor Michael Rama said he will let City Legal Officer Jerone Castillo to handle the city’s concerns with Hadjula. “I am just thinking of the people,” he said. Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal LATEST STORIES Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time SMC bags Bulacan airport project BPI nets P13.74B in H1 View commentslast_img read more

Leafcutter ant compost piles produce potent greenhouse gases

first_imgF. Soper et al., Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 10.1098 (2019) By Sid PerkinsJan. 1, 2019 , 7:01 PM Leafcutter ants are known for producing lots of trash. In fact, the species Atta colombica (above) can create bathtub-size, thigh-high mounds of refuse that contain not only leaves, but also ant poop, bacteria, and dead ants. Now, researchers have discovered these massive compost piles are potent sources of greenhouse gases.Researchers analyzed the exhalations of 22 leafcutter mounds in southwestern Costa Rica. They found that in the humid, oxygen-poor conditions of the piles, bacteria produce prodigious amounts of methane and nitrous oxide. Levels of methane seeping from the mounds were about 20 times higher than those emanating from the surrounding forest floor. But the big surprise was nitrous oxide, which left the mounds in concentrations 1000 times or more above background levels, the researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.Such rates rival or exceed those from wastewater treatment plants and dairy manure lagoons. But how they affect the climate is unknown—that’s because coming up with an estimate of total emissions, from A. colombica and the nearly four dozen other species of leafcutter ants, might be next to impossible. However, their research may have explained one mystery: why other studies have detected widely varying levels of methane and nitrous oxide in the regions where some of these ants live.center_img Leafcutter ant ‘compost piles’ produce potent greenhouse gaseslast_img read more