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Rod Laver shows his Grand Slam during quarantine

first_imgAnd is that Laver is without doubt one of the most prolific tennis gamers in historical past. Practically 200 titles seem on his observe file (the ATP solely collects 62), lots of them received earlier than the beginning of the Open Period, and amongst them stand out their 11 Grand Slam. To today Rod Laver has a file that neither Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic have but been capable of match: successful all 4 Grand Slam in the identical yr, with the ability to do it in 1962 and repeating the feat in 1969 and matching Don Budge’s landmark in 1938 (Maureen Connolly did it in 1953, Margaret Court docket did it in 1970 and Steffi Graff did it in 1988). A real tennis legend by which the Large Three seems to be to attempt to match its historic achievement 50 years later. The slowdown and quarantine that the coronavirus pandemic has induced in lots of international locations of the world have allowed us to study many unknown sides. of many tennis gamers and in addition see varied treasures that till now had not seen the sunshine.A type of treasures is the trophies that Rod Laver conquered, one of many nice legends within the historical past of tennis. ‘The Rocket? He uploaded a photograph by which a number of trophies conquered during his time as a participant seem and ironic with the next message. “Fairly busy during the coronavirus quarantine sprucing my trophies”, the Australian wrote, together with the hashtag #StayHome (keep residence).last_img read more

Sumatra Tsunami Threat Remains

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—A great offshore earthquake, like the one that killed hundreds of thousands when it struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra coast in December 2004, would seem to offer a small measure of solace to survivors: The offshore tectonic fault that caused the temblor should require many centuries to recharge. Now, it appears such optimism is unwarranted. Three speakers here at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union earlier this month warned that the Indian Ocean coast of northern Sumatra could suffer another tsunami disaster in as few as 60 years.That sobering news came in three talks by paleoseismologists—researchers who literally dig up records of past earthquakes and tsunamis—associated with Nanyang Technological University’s Earth Observatory of Singapore. Charles Rubin, Kerry Sieh, Jessica Pilarczyk, and their colleagues had been reading the millennia-long histories of past tsunamis in three kinds of geologic records and determining the age of each tsunami recorded there using radioactive carbon-14 dating.The most novel record was found in a cave located 200 meters from the present-day coastline. Only the far-reaching inland surge of a tsunami can carry sand into this cave, where it can then be deposited layer by layer, tsunami by tsunami. Conveniently enough for the researchers, tsunami deposits in this cave are demarcated by dark layers of guano deposited between tsunamis by the cave’s resident bats. 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Two tsunamis struck the northern Sumatra coast in quick succession about 600 years before the 2004 tsunami. Previous, more precise dating of coral uplifted by offshore quakes at about that time show the interval between the two tsunamis to have been just 60 years or so. Yet the cave record lacks tsunamis in a 1900-year interval between about 5400 years ago—when a thick tsunami deposit was laid down—and about 3300 years ago. Then, about five lesser tsunamis, to judge by the thickness of their deposits, sloshed into the cave in the next 500 years. “The basic conclusion, then, appears to be that big tsunamis vary in recurrence [time], from only 60 years to about 2000 years,” Sieh writes in an e-mail.“It seems Mother Nature has this capricious behavior,” says seismologist Emile Okal of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, who was not involved in the work. “We could be in for something in the next 50 to 100 years. That’s both intriguing and somewhat frightening.” Figuring out how a single offshore fault can rupture—perhaps in a sequence of different segments—to produce such a varied history of tsunamis will take many more records like the one in the guano-laced cave.last_img read more

Food Drink Maddogs Fortside Brewing a tasty match

first_img After a few failed attempts at finding a hot dog vendor, Fortside Brewing Company has teamed with Maddogs Gourmet Hot Dogs. Mike DiFabio, co-owner of Fortside Brewing, explained, “We’ve tried to get a lot of different hot dog carts here. We finally scored the big one.”When Maddogs opened a restaurant at 1900 N.E. 162nd Ave. several years ago, Fortside Brewing Company’s beer was the first they tapped. “We got draft beer at their place,” DiFabio said. “We had a relationship with them. Then, we bought a food cart. It was a food cart that had closed down in the Columbia River Gorge. It was already certified in Washington state. We had this great little cart that we could have here. We just kind of went with it without any firm plans in place. Then, we hit them up with the possibility of having a food cart here.”Like Fortside Brewing Company, Maddogs Gourmet Hot Dogs takes its craft seriously. All the hot dogs are free of hormones, antibiotics, and nitrates. The beef hot dogs (which are the only ones available at Fortside for now) are high-quality Niman Ranch dogs. Co-owner Debbie Hijar is obsessed with getting the best product to her customers. Her Chicago dog is so authentic that while eating it (later that night), I felt like I was on the banks of Lake Michigan. As DiFabio said, “The Chicago dogs are legit. Where else can you get authentic Chicago dogs?”On my visit, Hijar and DiFabio teamed up to create a beer and hot dog tasting. DiFabio guided my journey by sharing his hot dog eating and beer drinking method — “It’s the dog and then the beer” — repeated until done.Here is what we ate:• Bacon Gorgonzola Dog and Fortside IPA — Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed: I first tried the bacon Gorgonzola hot dog with a Fortside IPA. The strong, sharp, and salty melted cheese and chunks of bacon punched against the bold Northwest beer. The battle between these two flavor-bombs reminded me of the final scene in the film “Rocky” — each competitor was getting in some good jabs. I wasn’t sure who was the stronger fighter. Then the fight was over and I just wanted more. Rachel Pinsky can be emailed at couveeats@gmail.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats.last_img read more