New mission to explore bottom of Belize’s Great Blue Hole

first_img They’re planning to take submersibles including a manned Aquatica Stingray 500 to the bottom of the hole to chart what lies deep down below. Caribbean Aims to Become World’s First Climate-Smart Zone In 1971, underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau put the Blue Hole on the map when he first explored its depths.Nearly half a century later, despite becoming a scuba hotspot, the Blue Hole’s exact features remain mostly unknown. But Cousteau’s grandson, Fabien Cousteau, is on the case. He’ll be joinging Branson — who runs Ocean Unite, a leadership initiative that aims to help protect the ocean — and a team of scientists, explorers and filmmakers from the Aquatica Foundation. Aug 10, 2018 New GEF-Funded Blue Economy Initiative begins in Caribbean(Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—A new US$46M initiative to promote Blue Economic priorities in the Caribbean gets underway with a two-day inception workshop on 5-6 March at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. The initiative is in support of the sustainable use and conservation of…March 5, 2020In “Agriculture”Sustainable use of our marine resources: Caribbean Community at UN Ocean Conference – Day oneThe global High Level Conference which will seek agreement on a Call For Action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development opens Monday at UN Headquarters in New York. Day One  of the five-day Conference will feature several activities with strong participation by Caribbean…June 5, 2017In “Barbados”Strong CARICOM participation on Day One of UN Ocean ConferenceCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States sent a strong signal about their commitment to saving the oceans by taking lead roles in a number of the activities on Day One of the UN Oceans conference in New York, Monday 5 June, 2017. Grenada facilitated two strongly supported events on the Blue…June 6, 2017In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Dec 27, 2017 Devastation brought out generosity, spirit of togetherness… Read more at: CNN Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Virgin Atlantic takeover of LIAT? May 7, 2019 The Blue Hole Belize 2018 Expedition, as it’s been titled, will be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel on Sunday December 2, 2018. You may be interested in… CNN) — Virgin billionaire Richard Branson is joining a new mission to solve one of the most captivating mysteries of the ocean — what lies at the bottom of the Great Blue Hole in Belize? The Great Blue Hole in Belize is the largest sinkhole in the world — a giant cavern measuring 300 meters (984 feet) across and around 125 meters deep.last_img read more

Clemson Beats USC 35-17, Snaps Streak

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Clemson players doused coach Dabo Swinney, carried him off the field and celebrated as if they’d won a championship – and why not after the five straight defeats.“That’s too long,” said senior defensive tackle DeShawn Williams.Quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 269 yards and ran for two touchdowns, Wayne Gallman rushed for 191 yards and a score and Artavis Scott took two short inside flip passes for scores of 53 and 70 yards.Scott finished with seven catches for 185 yards.Swinney said afterwards that Watson had torn the ACL in his left knee at practice on Nov. 20. He will play in Clemson’s bowl game, then have surgery and return next summer. The school said Watson can’t injure the ligament anymore while wearing a brace.“He is a mental and genetic freak,” Swinney said of Watson. “I don’t know how else to put it.”Gallman believes it may be Clemson’s time to string several wins together. “We’re all coming back,” he said. “We’re not going anywhere.”Watson has missed four full games and most of two others with a broken hand and, most recently, a sprained knee ligament. He hobbled off twice in the opening half, yet was around at the end and finished 14 of 19 for 269 yards and two 1-yard rushing TDs in first significant action since defeating North Carolina State on Oct. 4.“I knew I was going to feel some pain because I wasn’t 100 percent,” Watson said. “I just go out with a confident mindset and have fun.”Clemson’s top-ranked defense also helped out, twice stopping the Gamecocks on fourth down in the second half. Defensive end Vic Beasley had two sacks and forced a fumble.South Carolina could not keep Steve Spurrier’s mastery over the Tigers going. The Gamecocks hadn’t ever won more than four straight in a Palmetto Bowl series Clemson leads 66-42-4.It was also a humbling defeat for a South Carolina team coming off three straight 11-2 seasons and picked to win the SEC East at league media days last July.“I told the guys, ‘6-6 might be what we are,’” said Spurrier, who coached his 400th career game in the pros and college.Thompson 21 of 39 for 249 yards – enough to push him past former passer Todd Ellis as the school’s all-time single-season yardage leader at 3,254 yards.With Watson in control, the Tigers’ offense soon got moving. He had a 25-yard pass to Mike Williams before Scott’s first TD to tie things at 7-all.Beasley’s 10th sack of the season forced a fumble by Thompson – the seventh time in Beasley’s 31 career sacks he’s forced a fumble – at the South Carolina 36. Beasley added his ACC-leading 11th sack in the second half. CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina found again what it’s like on the wrong side of the Palmetto State’s biggest sports rivalry.After an unprecedented run of five consecutive wins, the one-time Southeastern Conference Eastern Division favorites fell 35-17 to the 23rd-ranked Tigers on Saturday.“This isn’t going to define who we are,” Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson said. “We’ve had many wins, many wins over these guys. But today they came to play and beat us.”Clemson (9-3) hadn’t won since 2008 when Dabo Swinney was still interim coach and the victory helped earn him the fulltime job. The Gamecocks (6-6) had used young playmakers like tailback Marcus Lattimore in 2010, quarterback Connor Shaw in 2011 and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney in 2012 to grab a stranglehold on the rivalry. PHOTOS: USC vs. Clemson CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 29: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers is splashed with Gatorade after beating the South Carolina Gamecocks at Memorial Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina.Even Thompson, a sophomore backup, came on for injured starter Shaw to lead a 27-17 win at Death Valley two years ago. This time, it was Clemson’s No. 1 ranked defense and young offensive stars who took control.“It’s kind of upsetting not beating this team in this rivalry your senior season,” Gamecocks guard A.J. Cann said. “But in the past, we really did a good job against them, beating them five times in a row.” VIDEO: Steve Spurrier Talks After the Game Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Volkswagen Polo GTI unveiled at the GIIAS 2015

first_imgThe all new Volkswagen Polo GTI made its global debut at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2015 on Friday. Volkswagen India will most likely launch its latest Polo in the country by the end of 2015. Volkswagen India have not yet made any announcements regarding the launch of the much-awaited Volkswagen Polo GTI. But with the Fiat Punto Evo Abarth on its way to the Indian market this festive season, its rival the Polo GTI is not much behind.The new Volkswagen Polo GTI will most likely come with a 1.8-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing maximum power output of 188bhp and maximum torque of 320Nm, mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission, going from 0-100 km/hr in 6.7 seconds, reports say.ALSO READ:Reports: Volkswagen Polo GTI to launch soon in IndiaThe new Volkswagen Polo GTI comes in AWD with all new sports suspension and disc brakes. The car also comes with engine drag torque control, vehicle dynamics function XDS+ and electronic differential lock, say reports.According to reports, the Volkswagen Polo GTI will come via the CKD-route, reports say. Although, design-wise, the Polo GTI is similar to the previous model, but there are several major changes with the styling of the car. The Polo GTI will come with LED headlights, honeycomb mesh grille, red brake calipers, re-designed bumper and 17-inch alloy wheels.ALSO READ:Spied: Is the Polo GTI coming to India?Moreover, the interior of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI comes with sport seats, new upholstery with contrast red stitching, re-designed steering wheel and aluminium pedals, say reports.advertisementlast_img read more