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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Science Thread
« on: Today at 04:52:08 AM »
Helium found leaking in the Newport-Inglewood fault mantle, far more than that found in the San Andreas fault:

A huge fault in the Earth's crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found.

They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin.

It reveals the fault is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating.

UC Santa Barbara geologist Jim Boles found evidence of helium leakage from the Earth's mantle along a 30-mile stretch of the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin.

He claims the results show that the Newport-Inglewood fault is deeper than scientists previously thought.

...Boles discovered that more than one-third of the sites show evidence of high levels of helium-3 (3He).
'The results are unexpected for the area, because the LA Basin is different from where most mantle helium anomalies occur,' said Boles, professor emeritus in UCSB's Department of Earth Science.

'The Newport-Inglewood fault appears to sit on a 30-million-year-old subduction zone, so it is surprising that it maintains a significant pathway through the crust.'

...they found that high levels of 3He inversely correlate with carbon dioxide (CO2), which Boles noted acts as a carrier gas for 3He.
An analysis showed that the CO2 was also from the mantle, confirming leakage from deep inside the Earth.

'This paper shows that the mantle is leaking more at the Newport-Inglewood fault zone than at the San Andreas Fault, which is a new discovery.'

'We show that the Newport-Inglewood fault is not only deep-seated but also directly or indirectly connected with the mantle,' Boles said.

'We are fortunate that seismic activity in California has been relatively low over the past century,' said Tom Jordan, Director of the Southern California Earthquake Center and a co-author of the study.
'But we know that tectonic forces are continually tightening the springs of the San Andreas fault system, making big quakes inevitable.

...the estimate for the likelihood that California will experience a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years has increased from about 4.7% for UCERF2 to about 7.0% for UCERF3.

The UCERF3 model is of the first kind, and is the latest earthquake-rupture forecast for California. It was developed and reviewed by dozens of leading scientific experts from the fields of seismology, geology, geodesy, paleoseismology, earthquake physics and earthquake engineering.


Read more:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3143818/Helium-LEAKING-massive-earthquake-fault-LA-raising-fears-big-one-devastating-thought.html

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Non-Hockey Chatter / "Happy Canada Day!"
« on: Today at 04:10:48 AM »





...and a safe Canada Day to all!!





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Raptors will be adding former NBAer Jerry Stackhouse as part of the coaching assistant staff:

Michael Grange   @michaelgrange
Can confirm that Dwane Casey has rounded out his coaching staff with pending addition of NBA vet Jerry Stackhouse

Stackhouse is familiar with Toronto, having established a base here with his AAU basketball club, and is also familiar (via twitter) with some current Raptors.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/raptors-reportedly-add-stackhouse-behind-the-bench/

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2015 NHL Entry Draft - Draft Day!
« on: June 29, 2015, 03:53:35 PM »
The Islanders chose Andong Song (#172), first Chinese-born player ever drafted by an NHL team:

http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/nhl/new-york-islanders-make-history-by-drafting-first-chinese-born-player

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
« on: June 28, 2015, 06:13:10 PM »
Other Quarter-Final results:

Japan defeated Australia 1-O.

Japan advances to the Semi-Finals against England.

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
« on: June 28, 2015, 06:06:58 PM »
Ouch, that hurt...

... a huge disappointment.  Canada loses 2-1 to England in the Quarter-Finals, falling behind 2-O in the game, attempting to cut the lead (via Christine Sinclair's marker), but by then it was simply too late for the Canadians to mount a oomeback.

Canada's Christine Sinclair did all she could, but it's a fact that some of the Women's game's great scoring stars - - which also includes the USA's Amy Wambangh - - are 'fading'.

Canada accomplished her goal of reaching the Quarter-Finals in this year's event, but Canada's low offensive output and inability to find the net were noteworthy concerns. 

A disappointment yes, but to see the interest and the excitement of the crowds, not to mention the attendance at these Women's soccer games, particularly with Ganada playing to a packed B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, is certainly something to cheer about.

“I’m proud of [the team],” Sinclair said. “You look around the stadium tonight and there’s 50-odd thousand people wearing Canada jerseys. Young kids now dream of representing Canada, and we did that. This one stings, but in the grand scheme of things, this tournament was a huge success.”


http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/england-eliminate-canada-from-womens-world-cup/

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
« on: June 27, 2015, 05:57:49 PM »
So far, results, scores, games played, summaries, etc.,:

http://www.flashscore.com/soccer/world/world-cup-women/

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
« on: June 27, 2015, 05:50:25 PM »
Canada plays England this evening while Japan & Australia square off.

The winner from the Quarter-Final games will advance to play each other in the Semi-Finals.

Notable:. Canada is the tournament's most yellow-carded team (nation), a testimonial to the Canadians aggressive and gritty play.

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
« on: June 27, 2015, 05:45:18 PM »
Quarter-Final results:

USA defeated China 1-0, while Germany outlasted France in a shootout 2-1. 

While the Americans have had concerns with their scoring, the matchup between Germany and France was a tale between two top Women's soccer nations.  With the ensuing tie came the shootout.
A tough loss for France, indeed.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/u-s-defeats-china-will-meet-germany-in-semis/

http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/fifa-womens-world-cup-france-germany-louisa-necib/

This sets up the Semi-Final match between USA & Germany.


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2015 NHL Entry Draft - Draft Day!
« on: June 26, 2015, 11:05:21 PM »
What time does Round 2 start tomorrow?


10:00AM.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2015 NHL Entry Draft - Draft Day!
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:25:52 PM »
Arizona takes Nicholas Merkley (RW).

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2015 NHL Entry Draft - Draft Day!
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:22:25 PM »
Blue Jackets choose Carlsson (ranked 2nd fastest European skater by Central Scouting).

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2015 NHL Entry Draft - Draft Day!
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:17:20 PM »
  Islanders douse Anthony Beauvillier (Lw).

What did they douse him with?


Oh, you!  No, I made an error (writing with a stylus isn't easy).  :)

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2015 NHL Entry Draft - Draft Day!
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:13:23 PM »
  Islanders choose Anthony Beauvillier (Lw) from the QMJHL.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2015 NHL Entry Draft - Draft Day!
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:03:07 PM »
Leafs coming up soon...

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