Geologist explains how ‘West Captiva’ sandbar formed & if it’s here to stay

first_imgAdvertisementTags: CaptivaFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityGulf of Mexico AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementOver the past few weeks, the popular sand bar has grown, attracting both birds, and boaters alike. But how did it get there? Florida Gulf Coast University Geology Professor Michael Savarese has an idea.“I would call it an Island sitting on an Ebb tidal delta. So, when the tidal current slows down, whatever sediment it is picking up, it will deposit. So these loose sands, these shoals, that delta is driven by this tidal current,” Savarese said. Officials warn holes left on Captiva beach endanger wildlife May 10, 2021 In laymen’s terms, a pile of sand put there by the tide. But, the same tidal current that created it could just as easily take it away. When that might be all depends. “It may exist in its current state for days, weeks, months or even years, but the dynamics mean it is unlikely to exist for an extended period of time,” Savarese said. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments No development expected off Texas coast May 24, 2021 NHC: 90% chance of tropical development in southwest Gulf of Mexico June 16, 2021 Advertisement ‘Rad dad’ to bad dad: Criminal couple steals Costas on Captiva May 8, 2021 CAPTIVA, Fla. — Most Southwest Florida natives know of Sanibel and Captiva, and even North Captiva Islands.But have you ever heard of West Captiva? Chances are you haven’t. Over the past week, locals said an already established sand bar has become even more noticeable. “It seemed fairly solid. The thing we questioned was that was it a tidal island? Would it disappear at certain times of the day, then reappear other times? But we came back out for a second go at it today and it’s still here.” Jacqui Bishop Klee, a boater out of Captiva, said. Advertisementlast_img read more

Crown Nominee Account 2020-21

first_imgCrown Nominee Account 2020-21 Bona Vacantia have confirmed the final 2020-2021 accounts for the Crown Nominee and the report can now be found on the GOV.UK website /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Government, nominee, UK, UK Government, websitelast_img read more

From Game of War to public transport

first_imgFrom Game of War to public transportMZ is putting its new strategy into action, applying its game tech to eradicate inefficiency in New Zealand’s public transport systemMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefFriday 27th May 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareIn April, Machine Zone rebranded to “MZ” as part of a fundamental shift in the nature of its business. And the first beneficaries of that shift? Anyone waiting for a bus in New Zealand.At the time of the MZ rebrand, CEO Gabriel Leydon described a broad vision for the possible applications of the realtime networking technology that underpins games like Game of War: Fire Age and Mobile Strike, both of which have vast communities of players. The company’s new potential clients could be, “mobile, web and enterprise…from corporations to governments.”And the first partner is indeed a government. MZ has been contracted to help improve the efficiency of New Zealand’s public trasport system, using its tech to give the regional government a “360-degree view” of its network of buses and trains. At present, the network is monitored and controlled by people through an app but, according to a report on CNBC, that process will eventually be fully automated.”Entire cities will be networked in one real-time environment, which will create a level of efficiency that the world hasn’t seen yet” “Anybody who’s taken a bus knows that you should get to the stop 15, 30 minutes early. All of that is going to end,” Leydon told CNBC. The use of MZ’s technology will improve schedule accuracy down to the second, and Leydon wasn’t coy about stating the larger implications. “Soon … entire cities will be networked in one real-time environment, which will create a level of efficiency that the world hasn’t seen yet.”According to Leydon, the process being applied to New Zealand uses about 1 per cent of MZ’s capacity, so larger, more complex transportation systems – New York City, for example – are a feasible target for the future.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Let’s just say you have 100 million devices out there,” he continued. “We could ping them once per second so we can create a kind of digital mirror of what’s happening in the real world.”Games will remain a core part of MZ’s business, but this new strategy emerged at a time when Leydon was openly discussing the difficulties around growth at the top-end of the mobile games market. Speaking in October last year, he emphasised that the company had to build custom technology to operate a product on the scale of Game of War. WIth both team sizes and distribution costs rising, Leydon predicted the end of, “the multi-title strategy.””The market is too competitive. The process of creating an app, running an app, and marketing an app is too complicated to do for five games a year. Especially if you want to grow a game to a very large scale. I don’t think it’s possible to do five games a year. I’m not even sure it’s possible to do two.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 15 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 18 hours agoLatest comments (1)Daniel Trezub QA Analyst, Ludia4 years ago It’s kind of what Google maps does with their “traffic” layer, right?Great idea to use it with public transportation! 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more