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  1. something to think about when scarfing down that next hamburger Are cows the cause of global warming? A cow does on overage release between 70 and 120 kg of Methane per year. Methane is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide (CO2). But the negative effect on the climate of Methane is 23 times higher than the effect of CO2. Therefore the release of about 100 kg Methane per year for each cow is equivalent to about 2'300 kg CO2 per year. Let's compare this value of 2'300 kg CO2: The same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) is generated by burning 1'000 liters of petrol. With a car using 8 liters of petrol per 100 km, you could drive 12'500 km per year (7'800 miles per year). World-wide, there are about 1.5 billion cows and bulls. All ruminants (animals which regurgitates food and re-chews it) on the world emit about two billion metric tons of CO2-equivalents per year. In addition, clearing of tropical forests and rain forests to get more grazing land and farm land is responsible for an extra 2.8 billion metric tons of CO2 emission per year! According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) agriculture is responsible for 18% of the total release of greenhouse gases world-wide (this is more than the whole transportation sector). Cattle-breeding is taking a major factor for these greenhouse gas emissions according to FAO. Says Henning Steinfeld, Chief of FAO's Livestock Information and Policy Branch and senior author of the report: "Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation." Livestock now use 30 percent of the earth's entire land surface, mostly permanent pasture but also including 33 percent of the global arable land used to producing feed for livestock, the report notes. As forests are cleared to create new pastures, it is a major driver of deforestation, especially in Latin America where, for example, some 70 percent of former forests in the Amazon have been turned over to grazing.
  2. It's probably the cost of Roger Goodell's vaginal enhancement procedure.
  3. Green Bay Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy after loss to Cardinals 6:06 PM CT ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy following Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The defeat dropped the Packers to 4-7-1 on the season. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will take over as interim coach. "The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately," team president Mark Murphy said in a statement. "Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field. We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers link
  4. You are correct.
  5. link Cowboys address mystery man on Saints sideline Posted by Mike Florio on December 1, 2018, 12:54 PM EST In the aftermath of a Saints-Cowboys game during which the home team stymied one of the most potent offensive in football, suspicions have emerged in connection with images showing a person in Cowboys gear with a headset (and apparently a cell phone) on the New Orleans sideline. And, yes, the Saints are suspicious. The Cowboys have explained the issue in this way: “It’s a member of the game day entertainment staff. He stands next to the ‘green hat’ who is the network TV person who works with the officials to coordinate TV timeouts. His job is to communicate to our internal video board people when a TV time out is coming and how much time is left in that timeout as they come out of a break. He does not stand in the team bench area. They stand just outside the bench area on that side of the field.” The image that was tweeted shows the person close to Saints coach Sean Payton, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the person was in the bench area. The Cowboys insist that the employee would never enter the bench area, toward the middle of the sideline. Whether the Cowboys’ explanation satisfies the Saints’ suspicions remains to be seen. If the Cowboys were going to be engaged in any type of spy operation, it definitely would be unusual for the guy to be wearing a polo shirt bearing the Cowboys logo. The NFL has not responded to a request for comment regarding the situation. A similar incident occurred in 2015, when the Jets instigated a sideline interrogation of Kraft Sports employees during a game against the Patriots. Those employees were also responsible for in-stadium entertainment, and one was responsible for providing batteries to the referee’s wireless microphone. The easiest way to avoid these situations would be to require the employees of a given team to do whatever they have to do from the sideline of the team they work for. That would completely eliminate any possible allegations of shenanigans.
  6. I'm missing something apparently. Why would a member of the Dallas staff be on the Saints sideline?
  7. Rappaport mentions here hotel policy was to only release video to law enforcement. Not saying I believe it, since TMZ was obviously able to get it. Cops decided not to press charges. NFL considered it ongoing case?
  8. Defense showed up, Offense never got off the bus. Atrocious officiating on both sides of the ball. Better to have an off night in the regular season than in the playoffs.
  9. A tie does the same thing and you don't automatically lose the game if you don't convert. I understand the, "going for two on the road" argument, but only if going for two automatically means a win. Which in this case it didn't.
  10. Going for 2 only puts you up 1 pt. you still lose to a field goal. (Detroit would of had 30 secs and 3 time outs I believe) You don't win the game by converting the two. By tying the game you at least force Detroit to drive for a game winning field goal, by not converting, all Detroit had to do was run out the clock. If the reasoning was because he didn't have faith in his kicker, that's another story
  11. I don't understand, at all, why you go for two in that situation. You cant win the game, but you can definitely lose it with that call. Thanks Riverboat Ron.