Tom Silverstein Packers News Published 4:26 PM EST Dec 15, 2018 GREEN BAY – If the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears on Sunday and win out in their final two games against the New York Jets and Detroit Lions, interim coach Joe Philbin’s chances of being Mike McCarthy’s successor can’t be overlooked. A lot of it will depend on how Philbin sells himself to president/CEO Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst, but there are other reasons why Philbin might end up getting a second crack at being a head coach. Murphy and Gutekunst didn’t fire McCarthy four weeks before the season ended without believing they had a good list of candidates to replace him. Philbin undoubtedly made an impression on them and they will use him as a baseline for what they are looking for in a new coach. The Packers believe they have the most attractive job in the NFL, but there are already signs that the structure of the front office and the influence quarterback … [Read more...] about Silverstein: Packers’ next coach? Many factors could favor Joe Philbin
Understanding winding factor
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The sounds of wind on Mars were captured for the first time by NASA’s InSight spacecraft, which landed on the Red Planet last month.The space agency released the raw, unprocessed sounds from the seismometers on the spacecraft of vibrations caused by wind moving over the solar panels on Mars.“The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Dec. 1, 2018,” NASA said on its website.The sounds were recorded by two of the three short-period sensors on the seismometer.You can listen to the sound of wind on Mars in the video above.While the seismometer readings are in the range of human hearing, they are nearly all bass and are difficult to hear on laptop speakers and mobile devices. NASA recommends a subwoofer or earphones while listening.In the video above, NASA provided both the original audio and a version pitched up by two octaves to … [Read more...] about NASA: Hear first sounds of wind on Mars
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK … HARVARD’S CONGRESSIONAL ORIENTATION LINEUP … ONE OF THE HALLMARKS of congressional orientation is the Harvard Institute of Politics’ bipartisan program. This year, it will be Dec. 4-6 on Harvard’s campus. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Gary Cohn, who served as PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S economic adviser; Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; former Defense Secretary Ash Carter; GM CEO Mary Barra; Johnson and Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky; former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; AEI president Arthur Brooks; David Gergen; Danielle Allen; and Doug Elmendorf. BREAKING … WSJ’S SEAN MCLAIN in Tokyo: “Nissan Motor Co. said it has uncovered numerous significant acts of misconduct by Carlos Ghosn and intends to oust him as chairman. Nissan released a statement Monday about Mr. Ghosn amid news reports in Japan that he was about to be arrested. “Nissan said its investigation had been going on for several months. It said Mr. Ghosn has … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook: The Beto factor
When hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach is forecasting a storm he relies heavily on two factors: water temperature and wind shear.Warm waters can feed a storm system, causing it to build in strength as it nears land. But a high velocity of wind shear can knock it down by cutting the top off a developing storm, robbing it of the heat that can fuel it.So when meteorologists saw the amount of wind shear surrounding Tropical Storm Michael this past weekend, they thought it would follow the usual model. The shear should have reduced the intensity of the storm, maybe kept it to a Category 1 or 2 hurricane.But as all of Florida knows, that’s not what happened.When Hurricane Michael struck the Panhandle on Wednesday it was a fast-moving Category 4 monster and the third most powerful storm by minimum central pressure within the last century.Michael "didn’t seem to care," about wind shear, said Klotzbach, a research scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State … [Read more...] about Wind shear weakens storms. Hurricane Michael just shrugged it off.
UPDATE, 5 p.m.: Tropical Storm Michael has gained strength, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest forecast.Following data-gathering from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft this afternoon, forecasters are saying that additional strengthening is expected in the next few days, and Michael may become a hurricane as early as Monday night. The 5 p.m. advisory for Tropical Storm Michael. The storm is now 130 miles northeast of Cozumel, Mexico and 190 miles south-southwest of the western tip of Cuba. It’s traveling north-northeast at 3 mph. Closer to home, Michael is expected to dump as much as two inches of rain on Boca Raton beginning Monday through Wednesday. West Palm Beach, Jupiter and Belle Glade could get an estimated 1.5 inches.In addition, higher tides could also factor into South Florida conditions, with the possibility of King Tides creating a coastal flooding concern. UPDATE, 4 p.m.: Andrew … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Tropical Storm Michael’s winds increase; Scott will announce state of emergency for Panhandle