The World: a judge imputes Marcelo for driving without points exceeding the speed limits

first_img* Data updated as of February 24, 2020 As reported by El Mundo in its web edition, A judge has accused Marcelo for driving without points exceeding the speed limits. According to the newspaper, the left side of Real Madrid drove without points on the M-12 motorway at 134 kilometers per hour in a section limited to 120. It is not the first time that violates the rules.This information indicates that the court of Alcobendas has summoned this morning the footballer as investigatedfor a crime against road safety after being intercepted on December 19 in the vicinity of the sports city of Valdebebas aboard an Audi S8. Sources close to Marcelo, consulted by El Mundo, allege that he did not know that he had lost the points. LaLiga Santandercenter_img This is a new chapter of Marcelo with the Spanish justice, since the Tax Agency has already investigated him for the taxation of his image rights. In fact, he was reported for a tax offense and for which The Brazilian accepted a sentence of four months in prison and the payment of a fine that amounted to 753,624.9 euros.The court has communicated the following: “The Court of Instruction No. 3 of Alcobendas, after taking a statement today as investigated as Real Madrid player Marcelo Vieira, for the alleged commission of a crime against road safety (driving without points on the license and speeding) will fix for the next dates of the month of March an appearance, regulated by article 779.5 of the Lecrim, in the course of which, and according to the request of the Prosecutor, the current preliminary proceedings will be transformed into a rapid trial (since during the appearance of today the investigator has acknowledged the facts) or it will continue through the ordinary process. “last_img read more

Podcast Interplanetary CubeSats and the irrigation efficiency paradox

first_img Small satellites—about the size of a briefcase—have been hitching rides on rockets to lower Earth orbit for decades. Now, because of their low cost and ease of launching, governments and private companies are looking to expand the range of these “sate-lites” deeper into space. Host Sarah Crespi talks with Deputy News Editor Eric Hand about the mods and missions in store for so-called CubeSats.And our newest podcast producer Meagan Cantwell interviews Quentin Grafton of Australian National University in Canberra and Brad Udall of Colorado State University in Fort Collins about something called the “irrigation efficiency paradox.” As freshwater supplies dry up around the world, policymakers and farmers have been quick to try to make up the difference by improving irrigation, a notorious water waster. It turns out that both human behavior and the difficulty of water measurement are plaguing water conservation efforts in agriculture. For example, when farms find they are using less water, they tend to plant ever-more-water-intensive crops. Now, researchers are trying to get the message out about the behavioral component of this issue and tackle the measurement problem, using cheap remote-sensing technology, but with water scarcity looming ahead, we have to act soon.This week’s episode was edited by Podigy.Download a transcript of this episode (PDF)Listen to previous podcasts.About the Science Podcast[Image: John A. Kelley, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Music: Jeffrey Cook] John A. Kelley, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service last_img read more