Regional students become international winners at Science Fair

first_imgPlatzer won her gold medal in the Environmental Sciences category, and O’Reilly in the Health Sciences category.Platzer’s project entitled ‘Hey Aliens’ had her sift through hay from 22 farms in the North Peace region to obtain 5,568 “potential seeds” that she then photographed and planted. The result showed 628 of the “potential seeds” were invasive plant species, “all of which either cause pain to animals or have the potential to overtake the native plants.”Emily’s project entitled ‘Ancient Knowledge – Modern Approach’ had her remove cyanide from apricot kernels in order to determine the effects of the kernel extracts on bacterial infection. This is said to have demonstrated “compelling evidence for the controversial belief that there are one or more compounds in the apricot kernel that have specific antibacterial properties.”- Advertisement -The students were selected to participate based on their Science Fair project work, their communication skills and their ambassadorial qualities.The Taiwan International Science Fair was held February 4 – 10 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan.last_img read more

Newcastle sign World Cup star

first_img1 PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum Newcastle United have landed PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on a five-year deal.The Dutch World Cup star is the Magpies’ first signing of the summer and, according to Newcastle, is the club’s third highest transfer fee behind Alan Shearer and Michael Owen.“I’m delighted to be a Newcastle United player,” said Wijnaldum. “I felt the time was right for me to move and the club have shown they really want me, so I’m very happy to be here.“There’s a few players here who are from Holland – I know them well and they will help me feel at home in Newcastle.“I know the club has a great stadium with great fans. I want to play here as soon as possible – I want to feel the atmosphere and hear the crowd. I cannot wait to get started.”Steve McClaren added: “This signing is a real statement for the club. It is a big transfer for a very good player and I am delighted to have Gini here at the club.“He has lots of energy and a great tempo to his game. He is very skillful but is also capable of playing box-to-box, and – importantly – he can score goals.“He is at the right age and the right fit for Newcastle. He is a leader as well and you will see that. He is someone who always wants the ball, can deal with it, and we need that kind of character in the team.”last_img read more