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These 7 hybrid animals show differences from their original species in terms of physical characteristics and adaptive traits that allow them to cope with climate change.

Scientists have been able to identify them in nature in recent years thanks to subtle variations in their characteristics, and they now believe that some of them are the result of climate change.

Born of climate change

Due to the rapid melting of Arctic sea ice and the need for previously isolated species to move to new habitats for hunting, a 2010 study identified 34 potential hybrid species that could become common there.

As a result, they meet, mate, and create new hybrids that could eventually eliminate the original species from the gene pool. Said study by Kelly, Whiteley and Tallmon was published in the journal Nature.

MailOnline has listed eight of the hybrids currently roaming the earth, some scientists say are products of climate change.

1. Bear ‘Brolar’ of brown bears and polar bears

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This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License: Polar-Grizzly Bear Hybrid, Ulukhaktok, NT, Canada

Brown bears mating with polar bears may have given rise to a hybrid species in the past, according to evidence uncovered in Canada and the United States. They are called “Blaror Bears” or “Pizzlies” and have mostly white coats with brownish undertones. Their noses resemble those of brown or grizzly bears and polar bears.

Adaptive character. Brolar bass, which are not as dependent on sea ice for hunting as their arctic relatives, are known to be better suited to warmer climates.

Due to changing terrain, polar bears have moved inland in search of more food. Due to the overlapping habitats of the two species, brown bears and polar bears are now meeting due to global warming, allowing them to hunt further north.

Grizzly bears, unlike polar bears, are well adapted to eating hard foods such as plant tubers. They are also able to scavenge carcasses when food is scarce.

This indicates that brown bears are better able than polar bears to adapt to a changing diet and environment, which may help preserve the polar gene.

2. Narlugas of Narwhals and Belugas

7 Hybrid Animals Born of Climate Change and Their Adaptive Traits

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This image is in the public domain because it contains material originally from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, taken or made in the course of an employee’s official duties: a beluga whale (‘Delphinapterus catodon) and a narwhal. (Monodon monoceros), L.

A hunter in West Greenland came across an intriguing skull in 1990 that appeared to be a beluga-narwhal hybrid.

It wasn’t until 2019 that DNA testing proved the creature was, in fact, 46% narwhal from its mother and 54% beluga from its father.

According to experts, the hybrid could have been gray in color and had a tail similar to that of a narwhal, but front flippers similar to those of a beluga.

Adaptive character. Carbon isotopes found in skull bone collagen also showed that the “narluga” probably hunted closer to the ocean floor than usual compared to beluga whales and narwhals.

Because they are more likely to collide as a result of melting sea ice, the 2010 study, published in Nature, lists it as a potential consequence of climate change.

The apparent narwhal-beluga hybrid was found in Greenland; it had teeth that combined the best traits of both species, but lacked the defense that is a key factor in the narwhal’s reproductive success.

3. “Coywolves” of coyotes and eastern wolves

7 Hybrid Animals Born of Climate Change and Their Adaptive Traits

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This file is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License: Side view of a western coywolf hybrid.

Coywolves, a type of coyote-wolf hybrid, have been spotted in eastern North America for many years.

When coyotes expanded their range from the west to Algonquin Park in Ontario in the 1920s, it is believed that this is where they first appeared in Canada.

Eastern wolves were confined to this particular park because the area they could inhabit was shrinking as Europeans colonized the country at the same time.

Coywolves, which are now found all along the East Coast, were created when the two species interbred and were officially described by scientists in 1969.

Adaptive character. They can hunt white-tailed deer in North America because they are larger than western coyotes in terms of body, skull, and jaw.

Although they are a hardier species than wolves and have shown they can adapt to changing landscapes by living in both urban and rural areas, coywolves are not the result of climate change.

4. Dall’s Harbor Porpoise Among Harbor Porpoises and Dall’s Porpoises

Hybrid offspring of harbor porpoise and Dall’s porpoise are also mentioned in the 2010 Nature article. Off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, hybrids of the two have been discovered, and the region’s low harbor porpoise populations have been blamed for it. Due to habitat disturbance, which is said to contribute to their decline, males may start mating with different species.

According to the BC Cetacean Sightings Network, the hybrids generally resemble harbor porpoises, but appear to behave very similarly to Dall’s porpoises in arcing and surfacing quickly.

Adaptive characters. A Harbor-Dall porpoise that came to term and stranded in 2011 on San Juan Island was unusual because hybrid species are usually born sterile.

As temperatures rise, experts predict harbor porpoises will migrate north, increasing their chances of mating with Dall’s porpoises.

According to the researchers, similar hybridization may take place when species interact in newly colonized arctic habitats.

5. The Harp Seal and Hooded Seal Cross

Due to melting sea ice, many Arctic seal species are expected to breed and produce hybrid offspring.

This includes a hybrid of hooded seals and harp seals, which breed on the pack ice of the North Atlantic Ocean and migrate to the Arctic Ocean during the summer.

The hooded seal is usually white with black spots, while the harp seal is silver in color with a black face and a distinctive black pattern on its back.

A hybrid animal was discovered in the Canadian Gulf of St. Lawrence and was officially reported in 1997, as published in the journal Marine Mammal Science.

Adaptive character. Even though not all inter-species mating results in offspring, the probability is higher for arctic species. The reason for this, according to the authors of the 2010 study, is that their chromosome number has not changed much over time.

Also read: Hybrid monkey spotted in Malaysia’s Borneo rainforest

6. ‘Boréale-black whale’ from Bowhead whales and Right whales

NOAA’s David Withrow discovered a bowhead whale and a calf in the Bering Sea in 2009. One whale was larger and much wider than a gray whale, but it also had barnacle-like growths on its snout , lacked a dorsal fin and had an overall bowhead whale shape.

His colleagues on the east coast of the United States, who regularly work with Atlantic right whales, were certain there was a certain right whale in this hybrid animal, in part because of the size and shape. from the vent and the large structure just in front of the vent.

Adaptive character. According to a 2010 study, as sea ice melts, right whales are likely to migrate further north to the Arctic, where they will encounter and mate with more bowhead whales.

7. North American flying squirrels from northern flying squirrels and southern flying squirrels

Inbreeding between southern and northern flying squirrels has been studied by scientists in Ontario, Canada, and its link to global warming.

Around 1995, hybrids of the two began to appear, according to Dr. Jeff Bowman of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

In a paper published in the 2009 edition of the journal Global Change Biology, he and his team described how a series of warm winters led southern flying squirrels to migrate to northern habitats, where they now mate. with northern flying squirrels.

Adaptive character. About 4% of flying squirrels born nearby are hybrids, which have the body type of southern species. The gray and white belly fur came from the northern species, MailOnline reports.

Related Article: Mating of Brown Bear and Polar Bear Makes Way for Climate Change Resistant Bear ‘Brolar’

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Germany aim for World Cup redemption with Spain and Croatia kicking off https://jacahuesca.com/germany-aim-for-world-cup-redemption-with-spain-and-croatia-kicking-off/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 03:58:39 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/germany-aim-for-world-cup-redemption-with-spain-and-croatia-kicking-off/

DOHA, Qatar, November 22Germany begin their road to World Cup redemption on Wednesday after the horror show of 2018 in Russia, with Spain and Croatia also kicking off their campaigns in Qatar.

After Saudi Arabia stunned Lionel Messi’s Argentina, ending the South American champions’ 36-game unbeaten streak, Germany will be on high alert in their opener against Japan.

Croatia, second surprise four years ago, face Morocco at the start of the game. Spain will face Costa Rica in the evening before Belgium face Canada late in the game.

As defending champions, Germany crashed out in the group stage in Russia, suffering their first World Cup exit since 1938.

“We know what happened four and a half years ago was terrible, so we had to wait quite a long time,” said Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich.

“The first match is extremely important. We lost our first match at the last Euros and we didn’t win the tournament, so hopefully tomorrow we will win.

The four-time world champions have been steady but unspectacular under Hansi Flick, who took over last year following the resignation of longtime manager Joachim Loew.

Spain will be hoping for a much smoother entry than they did in Russia, where Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament for taking the Real Madrid job.

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They have the third youngest squad in the World Cup with Luis Enrique relying on young talent while some older players like Sergio Ramos have been left out of the squad.

“It’s very positive because the young players bring energy to the team, we try to manage that with the experience we have as a staff,” said Luis Enrique.

Time is running out for Belgium’s golden generation who formed the backbone of the team that finished third in the last World Cup.

– Modric looks to the future –

With Romelu Lukaku missing the first two group matches and captain Eden Hazard reduced to a secondary role at Real Madrid, Belgium will rely heavily on Kevin De Bruyne.

Belgium, ranked second in the world behind Brazil, played a warm-up friendly against Egypt last week in Kuwait but lost 2-1.

In Canada, they meet a team returning to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. The Canadiens were buoyed by Alphonso Davies’ return to top form.

Croatian playmaker Luka Modric has warned his team-mates not to expect a repeat of their heroism from the last World Cup, when the country of just over four million punched above their weight to reach the final.

“Everything we went through during the 2018 World Cup was an unforgettable experience, but we have to put it aside and focus on what lies ahead,” Modric said.

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With Saudi Arabia making headlines on the pitch, World Cup organizers faced growing questions on Tuesday over whether to display the rainbow logo in Qatar, where the homosexuality is illegal.

Seven European teams, including England and Germany, have waived their captains wearing rainbow-themed armbands due to the threat of disciplinary action from FIFA.

The German football association said it was examining whether FIFA’s threat to punish players who wear the “OneLove” armband was legal.

Belgian Jan Vertonghen went so far as to say he was “afraid” to talk about human rights.

“I’m afraid that if I say something about it I won’t be able to play tomorrow,” said the defender.

“It’s an experience I’ve never felt in football before. I feel controlled. I’m afraid to even say something about it.

“It’s time to position Malaysia as a shopping destination” https://jacahuesca.com/its-time-to-position-malaysia-as-a-shopping-destination/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:22:30 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/its-time-to-position-malaysia-as-a-shopping-destination/

In 2002, Malaysia earned RM5.13 billion in revenue from shopping, which accounted for 20.6% of total tourism expenditure of RM25.8 billion.

“It was RM6.5 billion in 2018 and in 2019 we amassed RM7.1 billion in tourism shopping spend.

“This encouraging figure gives retailers confidence that Malaysia has the potential to position itself as an international shopping destination for all,” the Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) said in a statement.MRA Chairman and Sogo Group Vice Chairman Datuk Andrew Lim addressing guests at the MRA 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at Petaling Jaya.

To achieve the said goal, a national committee will be formed and headed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to spearhead the initiative, the association said.

He said other ministries and agencies to be involved should be Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Department of Customs, Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents ( MATTA), MRA, Persatuan Pengurusan Kompleks Malaysia (PPK) and National Tourism Action Council.

Efforts to promote Malaysia as a world-class shopping destination to foreign and domestic tourists need to be streamlined, he added.

To support new trends in the retail industry, MRA suggested investments in automated technology to help retailers better manage labor shortages.

He said if same-day delivery could be done, it would give retailers a clear advantage.

As social commerce will be one of the biggest digital trends for the retail industry, interactive retail experiences will bridge the gap between the online and offline parts of a store.

The lines between brick-and-mortar retail and other industries such as food and beverage will continue to blur as online retail and omnichannel tools help create more meaningful shopping experiences.

MRA added that in Southeast Asia, Malaysia remains very popular with overseas retailers.

He said that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, many new overseas retailers had opened their first stores in Malaysia this year.

“As of today, we have 34 new brands from 17 countries opening their first stores in Malaysia.”

They include Matcha Eight, Nitori, Nojima, Ainz and Tulpe, Baristart Coffee, Tsutaya, DonQ and Gyomu from Japan as well as Philipp Plein from Germany, Balmain from France, Lladro from Spain and Amaris from Switzerland.

“The new supply of several high-quality malls in Greater Kuala Lumpur has attracted these retailers to set up shop here,” the association added.

MRA said overseas retailers aiming to open before the end of this year or early next year include Yakiniku Sizzle (Japan), Black Tap (US), Seibu (Japan), Apple Store (US ), Eslite Bookstore (Taiwan), Bacha Coffee (Morocco), David Rocco (Canada), Omotesando Koffee (Japan), Paris Baguette (South Korea), Nuttea (Taiwan), Shake Shack (United States) and GS25 (Korea from South).

Kelp farming could help clean up polluted waters https://jacahuesca.com/kelp-farming-could-help-clean-up-polluted-waters/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:57:37 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/kelp-farming-could-help-clean-up-polluted-waters/

This article originally appeared in Nexus Media News and was made possible by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.

For most of the Shinnecock Nation’s history, the waters off the east end of Long Island were a place of plenty. Expert fishermen, whalers and farmers, the people of Shinnecock have lived for centuries on the clams, striped bass, flounder, bluefish and fruits native to the region.

Today, the area is best known as a playground for the wealthy, where mansions sell for tens of millions of dollars. The Shinnecock community no longer lives off the water as it once did – rapid development, pollution and warming waters have caused losses in fish, shellfish and plants that were once central to the Shinnecock diet and culture.

That’s why Tela Troge, a lawyer and member of the federally recognized tribe, started planting kelp.

agricultural kelp

Kelp is a large, fast-growing brown seaweed that sequesters carbon and harmful pollutants. It is also full of nutrients and is used in foods, pharmaceuticals, and fertilizers, making it big business.

The Global seaweed market is valued at around $15 billion and is expected to reach $25 billion by 2028. In the United States, the kelp market is expected to quadruple by 2035according to the Island Institute.

For the estimated at 800 inhabitants from the Shinnecock Reservation, where Troge says some families live on just $6,000 a year, kelp farming could be an economic lifeline. On one side of Shinnecock Hills, “you have billionaire row where some of the richest people in America have homes,” Troge says. “Then on the other side you have Shinnecock territory, where 60 percent of us live in total poverty.

In 2019, Troge, a lawyer who has represented the Shinnecock Nation in federal land rights cases, was looking for a way to create jobs and clean up Shinnecock Bay. That’s when GreenWave, a non-profit organization that promotes regenerative ocean agriculture, approached the community to start a kelp hatchery.

Troge and five other women in her community formed the Shinnecock Kelp Farm, the first such Aboriginal farm on the East Coast.

Greenwave’s model “matched so closely our skills, our expertise, our traditional ecological knowledge,” says Troge. algae.

This system of kelp removing nitrogen near the surface while shellfish do the same below creates powerful water filtration, says Charles Yarish, emeritus marine evolutionary biologist at the University of Connecticut. It’s an old model. “If you study Chinese literature, even ancient Egypt, you will see examples of these cultures having integrated aquaculture, he says.

Kelp feeds on excess carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and phosphorus. The last two are pollutants responsible for harmful algal blooms that killed plants and animals in Shinnecock Bay, says Christopher Gobler, a marine scientist at Stony Brook University on Long Island. Kelp blades are lined with cells containing sulfated polysaccharides, essentially chains of sugar molecules that give kelp its slimy texture. These polysaccharides bind to nitrogen and phosphorus, pulling both out of the water and dissolving the nitrogen into a compound called nitrate. Dissolved nitrogen is what makes kelp a powerful natural fertilizer.

These kelp forests promote biodiversity, decrease Ocean acidification and removing dissolved carbon dioxide from the water. A meta-analysis by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers found that, on average, these farms remove 575 pounds of nitrogen per acre. (Projections based on another studyof Stony Brook University, estimated this figure at 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre). study 2021 Posted in Nature.

Growing business

Compared to land-based crops, kelp requires very few resources — just spores, the sea, and sunlight — and far less labor and harvesting equipment, says Halley Froehlich, a marine biologist at the University of California at Santa Barbara. But, Froehlich added, the real superpower of kelp is that it grows fast — faster than almost any other plant on the planet.

In December 2021, Troge and his business partners began planting 20 kelp coils offshore Villa St. Joseph, a retreat space just across the bay from the reserve. The villa, which offers easy access to the water, was once owned by the Shinnecock Nation. Today it is run by a Catholic ministry known for its environmental and social justice work.

Troge and his fellow farmers ran the business from a cabin donated by the ministry and encountered their fair share of challenges. It took longer than expected to find the right species of kelp – one they felt was hearty enough for the hatchery.

“We came out later than expected because December is quite late,” says Danielle Hopson-Begun, who co-founded Shinnecock Kelp Farm. Sugar kelp is normally planted in mid-fall, in time for a January. growth spurt.

Then they suffered from outbreaks of slippery gut – a type of algae that grows on sweet kelp and chokes it.

But in the spring of 2022, the Shinnecock women harvested 100 pounds of kelp, most of which was dried and sold as organic fertilizer. They donated their excess spores to GreenWave, which distributed the excess to other growers. It was a small harvest compared to established kelp farms. Gobler, the marine scientist, estimated that a one-acre ocean farm could generate 70,000 pounds of kelp.

This year, farmers plan to scale up from 20 kelp coils to 200. They expect a significantly higher yield and are exploring different uses for the crop, such as food and cosmetics. They are also talking with other hatcheries about swapping kelp coils to experiment with different species of algae. The farm is already clearing the area, Hopson-Begun says; since operations began, she said the water seemed clearer and more birds were flying overhead.

As Troge and his colleagues plan ahead, they are also looking to hire additional staff to help manage the harvest. They plan to hire from within the Shinnecock community. “I’m really excited to build to the point of giving people paid jobs,” says Troge.

This article was made possible by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. Nexus Media News is an editorially independent, non-profit news service covering climate change. Follow us @NexusMediaNews.

‘Solastalgia’ and the latent worry about climate change – The Irish Times https://jacahuesca.com/solastalgia-and-the-latent-worry-about-climate-change-the-irish-times/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 05:01:37 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/solastalgia-and-the-latent-worry-about-climate-change-the-irish-times/

For a vacation home in the 1970s, it held great promise, perched on the hillside road with a sweeping perspective of the ocean and islands. It was also small, on top of a single field and open to all the winds that blew.

Built of field stone as a “worker’s house” at the beginning of the 20th century, it was exactly half of a farm. Its three small rooms had stood empty long enough for jackdaws to fall into the fireplace and die. The smoke from the grass still breathed bitterly from its walls.

Doubling his space meant hitting a fellow cowbyre and using his rocks for a foundation. The new extension had teak windows, single glazing and a flat felt roof, it was all we could afford.

Moving there from Dublin meant sitting by the fire during winter storms and watching the ceiling heave and reset, just a little, with every bad gust on the roof. The wind bent the glass of the seaward windows, and I braced the large panes with wooden spacers and three-inch screws. On one occasion a gust blew out a strut and threw it into the room, but the windows never shattered.

It could all be pretty scary, but never deeply disturbing once we felt we’d been through the worst. Double glazing, a proper roof and the erection of tree shelters have since kept storms at bay.

In our first year, a major flood washed out local bridges. We have memories of the swollen creek filling half its deep ravine and the nights when the rocks clashed like cannonballs.

Here again, we can hope to have known the worst. We are happy to live on a hill that rises steadily to a modest ridge and not on a clinging bog that could threaten a landslide.

At the shore below, rising sea levels will subsume dunes and bog by the end of the century, a sight we are left to imagine. But the Atlantic remains a cradle of concern over what could come as a cataclysmic hurricane.

For all his ungovernable stubbornness in the past, there had been a continuity of seasons, a seemingly unshakable limit to climatic extremes, to serve as an anchor for the human psyche. But, as Bill McKibben wrote in End of Nature: “Uncertainty itself is the first cataclysm, and perhaps the deepest.”

British environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term “solastalgia” to refer to the desire for a less anxious past in which one could feel “at home” in a safe place on Earth. It was something like this that led me to check NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) Atlantic storm maps for any hurricanes that escaped the red loops heading north.

The damage and trauma caused by extreme weather events are, however, at the root of mental illnesses: anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even suicidal ideation.

Even years after the event…respondents affected by the floods experienced anxiety after heavy rains. Anxiety was associated with increased levels of stress, sleep problems, panic attacks

At University College Cork, a team led by Dr Jean O’Dwyer attempted the first global analysis of data on mental illness in populations exposed to climate crises over the past 20 years. It is published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.

Many of the 59 studies reviewed were from Asian countries hit by the worst floods and storms and showed the highest rates of “psychological impairment”.

In Australia, afflicted by droughts and wildfires, rural populations are among those particularly prone to PTSD, their access to medical help often being discouraged by “rural stoicism, self-reliance and the prevailing stigmas associated with mental disorders”.

In the United States, an emerging concern is that many older people are retiring to homes in East Coast communities at high risk of flooding and storm surge: They have “physical and psychosocial vulnerabilities” that have Need help.

The closest report to Ireland comes from the UK, where flooding and heat waves are on the rise. Preventing more mental illness in flood-prone populations should, he insists, be a public health priority.

Loss of emotional connections and sense of place and home could lead to the distress of “solastalgia…caused by environmental degradation and loss of home and possessions”

One in six properties in the UK are now at risk of flooding, with lasting mental impacts. “Even years after the event, according to one study, “flood-affected respondents felt anxiety after heavy rains. Anxiety was associated with increased levels of stress, sleep problems, panic attacks, difficulty concentrating on daily tasks, lethargy, nightmares, anger, mood swings and increased consumption of alcohol or prescription drugs.

Women were more affected than men, such as people who rented their accommodation. Loss of emotional connections and sense of belonging to place and home could result in the distress of “solastalgia…caused by environmental degradation and loss of home and possessions”.

The UK Met Office recently warned of severe flooding in England in February, after a cold, dry winter, which is part of La Nina’s impact on the world. And Ireland will probably take their share.

Meanwhile, Dr. O’Dwyer’s research offers evidence for new initiatives in public health, going far beyond simple post-event compensation.

Fati shines as Spain beat Jordan in World Cup warm-up https://jacahuesca.com/fati-shines-as-spain-beat-jordan-in-world-cup-warm-up/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 01:58:39 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/fati-shines-as-spain-beat-jordan-in-world-cup-warm-up/

AMMAN, Jordan, November 18Ansu Fati scored his first Spain goal in over two years as Luis Enrique’s side beat Jordan 3-1 on Thursday in a World Cup warm-up friendly in Amman.

The 20-year-old Barcelona striker has struggled with injury issues for most of that time but immediately repaid his coach’s decision to include him with a convincing display.

Fati and Marco Asensio, two of the players whose inclusion in the World Cup squad was questioned in some quarters, combined for the opener in the 13th minute.

Real Madrid striker Asensio moved forward and fed Fati, who fired inside the box, for his second Spain goal in five appearances.

“It’s good news, (Fati) has a real talent for scoring,” said Luis Enrique. “(Asensio) was on another level, excellent. He played as a No.9 and did very well.

Another Barcelona youngster, Gavi, doubled dominant Spain’s lead early in the second half with a cool finish, striking home when the ball fell to him in the box.

Substitute Nico Williams fired a late third for his first international goal in his third appearance for La Roja.

Jordan pulled a goal back to delight his fans in stoppage time, with Hamza Al Daradreh beating Cesar Azpilicueta to score.

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Spain appeared to avoid any further injury problems in the game, after left-back Jose Gaya suffered a sprained ankle in training on Wednesday night.

Reports from Spain suggested the injury was not serious, but Luis Enrique said a decision would be made on whether to replace Gaya in the squad on Friday.

“It’s a delicate subject, it happened by chance, while making a cross he had a little problem”, explained the coach.

“The (medical) details relate to the player and that’s not information I can give, tomorrow we’ll make a decision when we’re sure, but that’s not good news to have in the early days.”

Luis Enrique’s side, who arrive in Qatar in the early hours of Friday morning, will face Costa Rica in their Group E opener on November 23, before taking on Germany and Japan.

Top tourism trends for 2023 – including UK ‘hidden gems’ | Travel News | Travel https://jacahuesca.com/top-tourism-trends-for-2023-including-uk-hidden-gems-travel-news-travel/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:46:39 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/top-tourism-trends-for-2023-including-uk-hidden-gems-travel-news-travel/

According to data from Hotels.com, part of the Expedia Group, wellness stays have rebounded from 2021 – with an increase of more than 30% compared to 2022 demand, which is expected to continue.

The brand also conducted research with 2,000 adults planning to go on holiday in the next three years, which revealed that almost a third (31%) have become “bored” of traditional wellness trips. and want to try something more exciting.

Popular new wave wellness breaks include fruit picking and ‘sylvotherapy’, also known as forest bathing, which is said to link human energy to the forest. .

Another travel trend set to dominate 2023 is “Set-Jetters” – those who plan to travel somewhere after seeing it on a streaming show or movie – Expedia finding that 44% admit TV has already influenced their travel decisions.

Almost half (46%) have researched travel to a destination from a show, while 37% have already booked a trip after seeing it on TV or in a movie on a service. streaming.

The brand also revealed that after nearly two years of visiting national parks and nature reserves, the city is calling its trend “Capitals of Culture.”

Expedia found cities like Edinburgh, Lisbon and Tokyo to top its list of top 10 global destinations.

Jon Gieselman, President of Expedia Brands, said: “When we look at data from Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo together, we see a detailed and robust picture of travel through 2023.

“We are seeing an increase in travel to cultural capitals, a new wave of interest in wellness retreats and an increase in demand for outdoor destinations beyond beaches and mountains.

“It’s not a new normal, but people are getting into unexpected trends in what we call the ‘unnormal’.”

Globally, Hotels.com found that searches for three-star hotels and below declined by more than 10% year-on-year, but interest increased by more than 20% globally.

One in five travelers surveyed consider a hotel’s star rating to be “very important” to them.

The data also revealed Vrbo’s, also part of the Expedia Group, the top 10 ‘hidden gems’ in the UK, where the holiday home site found searches had increased by 40% or more over the past the last year.

These include Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire in England, South Ayrshire and East Lothian in Scotland, and Monmouthshire in Wales.

And the travel agency‘s research of 2,000 adults in the UK, who travel at least once every three years, found that 37% would rather book a cool, unique holiday home in a lesser-known destination, rather than a boring space in a popular destination.

The brand also found that food-specific travel is a trend set to dominate searches in 2023, as British families increasingly seek properties with outdoor kitchens, fancy coffee machines and pizza ovens.

And 44% even go so far as to say that these needs are more important than their travel destination, according to the OnePoll study.

World Cup 2022 warm-up times between Jordan and Spain, live stream, TV channel, line-ups and betting odds https://jacahuesca.com/world-cup-2022-warm-up-times-between-jordan-and-spain-live-stream-tv-channel-line-ups-and-betting-odds/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:53:15 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/world-cup-2022-warm-up-times-between-jordan-and-spain-live-stream-tv-channel-line-ups-and-betting-odds/

Spain coach Luis Enrique raised eyebrows around the world when he announced a squad for the 2022 World Cup that wouldn’t include Sergio Ramos or David de Gea.

Although there is plenty of experience at hand thanks to Sergio Busquets and Alvaro Morata, Spain hope rising stars such as Ansu Fati and Gavi can inspire them in Qatar.

A final World Cup warm-up game against Jordan gives Spain the chance to build on their recent good form, which has seen them lose just one of their last five games.

Jordan also entered the game in fine form, having won all of his last five games without conceding, albeit against modest opposition.

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Jordan time against Spain

A 7 p.m. kick-off at the Amman International Stadium will mean temperatures of around 15 degrees Celsius and dry conditions in the Jordanian capital.

Jordan vs Spain Live TV Channel

Spain will have a final World Cup warm-up against Jordan at the Amman International Stadium. This will be the last chance to polish up for Luis Enrique’s side before they open their tournament on November 23 against Costa Rica.

Date Time TV channel Diffusion
UNITED STATES Thu 17 Nov 11:00 a.m. ET
Australia Fri 18 Nov 3:00 a.m. EDT
UK Thu 17 Nov 4:00 p.m. GMT
Canada Thu 17 Nov 11:00 a.m. EST
hong kong Fri 18 Nov 00:00 HKT now tv
India Thu 17 Nov 9:30 p.m. IST
Malaysia Fri 18 Nov 00:00 MYT
New Zealand Fri 18 Nov 05:00 NZDT
Singapore Fri 18 Nov 00:00 SGT

Compositions between Jordan and Spain

Leuven winger Mousa Al-Tamari is the player to watch for Jordan, who hope to do damage to Spain by attacking on the right flank.

JORDAN (4-5-1): Abulaila (GK) — DEFENDERS Haddad, Khattab, Al Arab, Abu Hash — MIDDLES Al Tamari, Samir, Abdel Rahman, Al Rawadbal, Zraiq — FORWARDS Olwan

Luis Enrique may opt to stay with the team that last beat Portugal 1-0 starting with the front three of Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata and Pablo Sarabia, but Nico Williams, Gabi and Pedri will hope to be involved at some point. arrange.

SPAIN (4-3-3): Simon (GK) — DEFENDERS Carvajal, Guillamon, Torres, Gaya — MIDFIELDERS Soler, Rodri, Koke — FORWARDERS Torres, Morata, Sarabia

Jordan vs Spain odds, prediction

Nothing less than a win will satisfy Spain coach Luis Enrique in this game, and a player with a high score would ensure his side have a successful World Cup campaign.

The Spanish defense isn’t impenetrable as they adjust to life without Sergio Ramos and David de Gea, and either side scoring here isn’t out of the question.

  • Take: Spain
  • Prediction: 0-4
(Sports interactions)
Jordan victory +2800 29.00 1/22 41.00
To draw +1100 8.21 8/1 11.00
Spain Victory -1400 1.06 1/14 1.07
Over/Under 2.5 goals -238, +165 To be confirmed / To be confirmed 2/5,7/4 1.44/2.50
Both teams to score (Y/N) +200, -294 3.10/1.27 9/4, 1/3 3.80/1.22
Jordan -0.5 handicap
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Spain +0.5 handicap
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Indian Visa Details for Australian and Spanish Citizens https://jacahuesca.com/indian-visa-details-for-australian-and-spanish-citizens/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 20:30:27 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/indian-visa-details-for-australian-and-spanish-citizens/

Indian visa for Australian citizens

Of course, India attracts millions of travelers from all over the world with attractive travel to India all year round. There are many reasons to visit India, be it mountains or plains, beaches or backwaters, wildlife tours or adventure activities, remote islands or vibrant metropolises. , culinary delights or local drinks, spiritual holidays or romantic holidays. The Indian visa for Australian citizens has been available as an electronic application since 2014. You can treat it as a visa on arrival as you do not have to travel to apply. The tourist visa can be applied for through the eVisa online system. A tourist visa is required to visit. Australians, like most nationalities, first need a visa to visit India. The Indian government issues Australians with Indian tourist visas that are valid for up to 90 consecutive days. This is an online paperless Indian Visa application process for Australian residents.

What documents do Australians need to get an Indian visa?

  • Applicant’s recent photo
  • A valid passport
  • A valid email address to receive the eVisa in their inbox
  • You can use a debit/credit card to pay the eVisa fee
  • Scanning personal passport details
  • Last page of passport (if applicable)

Indian Visa for Spanish Citizens

India’s natural beauty and deep-rooted spirituality have made it a popular tourist destination for vacationers from all over the world. Indian immigration laws do not allow entry without a valid visa. Indian visa requirements for citizens of Spain are similar to most countries. Travelers need a valid visa and passport to prove their identity. No country will allow entry to anyone who refuses to provide clear and legal identification. When applying for India visa from Spain, the applicant should state the purpose of visit as this will determine the type of visa required. A Spanish citizen must have a valid visa before landing in India. However, the Embassy of India has stated that Indian Tourist Visa for Spanish citizens is accepted with a validity of 90 days upon arrival. The India Tourist eVisa, available to citizens of Spain, allows eligible travelers to enter India as many times as they wish within the one-year validity period. These stays cannot exceed 90 days each. However, with the launch of the India e-Visa, Indian visa application for citizens of Spain has become faster and easier than ever.

What documents do Spanish citizens need to obtain an Indian visa?

  • A valid Spanish passport with at least 6 months validity.
  • Fill in the scanned pages of your passport that contain personal information.
  • You can use a debit or credit card to pay the visa fee.
  • An email address that is checked regularly so that you can receive it by mail.
  • Complete documents with all your India travel plans. The date of departure from Indian territory must also be mentioned

India transit visa

Nationals are required to apply for a visa to visit India, regardless of the length of stay or purpose of travel. Most travelers need an India visa even if they are transiting through India en route to an onward destination. It is issued for the sole purpose of enabling the visa holder to travel through India to reach their final destination. However, it depends on the length of stay of the traveler in India and his intention to leave the transit area of ​​the airport.

What are the requirements to apply for an Indian transit visa

  • A passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages.
  • You can use a debit or credit card to pay the visa fee.
  • Two recent passport photos
  • Completed online application form with signatures.
  • Proof of onward travel to India – Confirmed air ticket for outward/return travel.

India Transit Visa Eligibility

You must apply for a transit visa from India if you need to leave the restricted area of ​​the airport even for a short period. People staying in India for less than 72 hours while waiting for a connecting flight to another country are eligible for an Indian transit visa whether they have changed airports or not. IndiaTransit Visa is required and verified while transferring from an international airport to a domestic airport or even while staying at the airport hotel for a few hours.


The Emergency e-Visa is available for real cases of sudden and unforeseen emergencies such as: Even if you are not living in India and need to come for an emergency or an urgent reason, such as serious illness of loved one, you can apply for an urgent tourist visa to enter India. The Urgent Indian Visa (eVisa India for Urgent) is issued to foreigners who need to come to India due to a crisis. The visa is also known as the Indian Emergency Visa. Non-Indians who wish to enter the country urgently can apply for an Emergency Indian e-Visa for India, commonly known as India Emergency Urgent Visa.

Requirements to Apply for an Emergency Indian Visa

  • A valid passport
  • A full scanned copy of your passport
  • Your passport must have at least two blank pages and a copy of the first page
  • You must provide a recent color passport photo

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Scripps Oceanography’s Port Point Loma continues the tradition of being at the forefront of research at sea https://jacahuesca.com/scripps-oceanographys-port-point-loma-continues-the-tradition-of-being-at-the-forefront-of-research-at-sea/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 20:30:26 +0000 https://jacahuesca.com/scripps-oceanographys-port-point-loma-continues-the-tradition-of-being-at-the-forefront-of-research-at-sea/

For decades, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla has been involved in dozens of landmark oceanographic research expeditions. The knowledge gained from these voyages from the institution’s research fleet base at Point Loma has led to military victories and medical breakthroughs and has taken humanity into areas once unfathomable.

These successes are due to a combination of factors specific to the region.

Bruce Appelgate, associate director of Scripps Oceanography, says the Point Loma area offers several advantages to researchers.

“It’s a combination of a lot of things,” Appelgate said. “The infrastructure that the city [of San Diego] maintains here, the proximity to the Navy – a huge partner for us – and the location of the maritime facility so close to the depths of the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the best locations for a marine research facility in the United States. It rivals any other place in the world.

Appelgate said the climate in San Diego allows for year-round maintenance of research vessels. He also credits San Diego Bay’s deep-sea harbor, where Scripps Oceanography docks its four ships — the Bob and Betty Beyster, Robert Gordon Sproul, Roger Revelle, and Sally Ride.

The Scripps Institution runs expeditions year-round from the 6-acre Nimitz Marine Facility at Point Loma, which was officially donated to the University of California by the Navy in 1967.

The Nimitz facility “has been critical to Scripps’ success as a maritime institution,” Appelgate said. “Without that, we would be much less efficient and we wouldn’t have the place we have in the world of research. It’s the “magic sauce” that allows us to travel the planet in ways no one else can.

“For our scientists, it’s a really important place because we have quick and easy access to the open ocean. If you board a vessel at the facility and leave port, in less than an hour you can be in deep water testing your instruments.

The Roger Revelle is currently on a year-long voyage that is expected to sail to Chile, Tahiti, South Africa and India before returning to San Diego.

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography research vessel Roger Revelle, based at the Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma, passes an iceberg in Antarctica.

(Scripps Institute of Oceanography)

Kevin Hardy, a mechanical engineer who has worked for Scripps Oceanography for nearly 40 years and has been on more than 150 research expeditions, says the physical seabed environment just off the coast gives the area a different benefit for research.

“The area off our coasts was called the ‘border areas’…a type of topography never before seen off any coast,” Hardy said. “It’s a really unique and complex environment, so we have the opportunity to do acoustic studies and underwater operations on this really complicated seabed. It was a very important test tank. If you can make it work off San Diego, you can make it work anywhere.

Search history

The most notable expeditions for which Point Loma was the home base include the first manned dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific (the world’s deepest ocean trench) in 1960. The scientists at the helm of expedition chose Point Loma as their starting point for its proximity to the deep ocean.

“At that time, the word ‘unfathomable’ really applied to large parts of the ocean,” Hardy said. “One of the reasons the project came here was this deep water. … Point Loma was like the Khyber Pass. It was also the Point Loma guys who changed the way these things were done.

Studies consisting of deep-sea dives launched from Point Loma also helped model hyperbaric medicine, in which patients are placed in a pressure chamber, Hardy said.

The research vessel Sally Ride arrives at the Nimitz Marine Facility at Point Loma.

The research vessel Sally Ride arrives at the Nimitz Marine Facility at Point Loma.

(Scripps Institute of Oceanography)

Intertwined with the history of oceanography at Point Loma is the Navy, a notable contributor to dozens of research projects over the years.

“There’s collaboration between science, industry and government, certainly military,” Hardy said. “Much of our funding came from the Office of Naval Research.”

The Navy and the Scripps Institution began to collaborate closely on oceanographic research around the outbreak of World War II. The University of California War Research Division was established at Scripps Oceanography to assist the Navy with war-related research, particularly focused on acoustic detection of submarines underwater.

“We’ve had a long and tremendous partnership with the Navy to conduct oceanographic exploration research,” Appelgate said. “The Navy has always recognized the value of this.”

Compound studies to aid the war effort led to the development of famed Scripps Oceanography researcher Walter Munk’s model to predict surf conditions, aiding the amphibious invasion on D-Day. Other important studies helped advance sonar technology and giving the Allies an advantage in submarine warfare.

In the decades following the war, the Navy remained an important player in local research, contributing to developments that launched industries and advanced medicine.

“The Naval Electronics Laboratory developed some of the first remotely operated vehicles here at Point Loma,” Hardy said. “Companies started popping up when they did the applications for mine and dam inspections.”

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography's research fleet is docked at the Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma.

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s research fleet is moored in its homeport at the Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma.

(Scripps Institute of Oceanography)

New technology

To continue the legacy, Appelgate said, funding was secured for the Scripps Institution to build the first zero-emissions research vessel in the United States. It should replace the Robert Gordon Sproul, used since 1981.

“The entire maritime community is moving towards a zero-carbon model, Appelgate said. “People look to innovators and people who want to be on the cutting edge using newly developed technology.”

A rendering depicts a hybrid hydrogen research vessel that the Scripps Institution of Oceanography will build.

A rendering depicts a hybrid hydrogen research vessel that the Scripps Institution of Oceanography will build.

(Scripps Institute of Oceanography)

California Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), who helped secure funding for the ship’s construction, said “The Scripps Institution of Oceanography and California continue to set the global standard in developing innovative solutions to meet our most pressing environmental challenges. This one-of-a-kind hydrogen hybrid research vessel will play a vital role in supporting policy decisions to protect our state’s precious coastal environment from the impacts of climate change while demonstrating the critical role of hydrogen in the future without California Carbon.

Beyond its importance in the research world, Appelgate said the vessel will also help locally.

“When we are in port, we are very careful not to pollute,” he said. “It’s important to the Point Loma community because we’re right next to La Playa. And so many port communities are affected by the emissions. … All of the emissions produced by our ships actually impact the entire San Diego Bay Area. So it’s a way for us to do our part and keep the air clean for all of San Diego. ◆