Keep guard up against hurricanes in 2019 as risk remains potent forecaster

first_imgHALIFAX — It has been years since a major tropical storm wreaked havoc in Canada, but the Canadian Hurricane Centre is warning against complacency.The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its hurricane outlook Thursday, predicting nine to 15 named storms this season, with four to eight becoming hurricanes and two to four being major hurricanes.Bob Robichaud of the Canadian centre noted that’s similar to last year’s hurricane season, when only two storms hit Canada, including post-tropical storm Chris, which made landfall in Newfoundland in July 2018.However, Robichaud warns that some Atlantic Canadians may be forgetting storms like post-tropical storm Arthur, which snapped trees and caused massive power outages in 2014, and hurricane Juan’s widespread wrath in 2003.And he reminded journalists attending a briefing in Halifax about hurricane Michael, which flattened parts of the Florida panhandle last October.The Halifax-based centre has created a fresh smart phone app, and recommends people begin tracking storms as soon as they start and then monitor for shifts in direction and intensity.“What we advocate is for people to really stay in tune with weather information because the forecast can change as the storms are approaching,” Robichaud said.Robichaud says studies show that complacency levels rise about seven years after a storm like hurricane Juan, and that as a result people do less to prepare.“People tend not to take any preparedness action if they haven’t had any kind of hurricane in recent years,” said Robichaud, a warning preparedness meteorologist.“For us it’s been five years since any major impactful storm … so it’s even more important to take the necessary precautions to get ready.”The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo has published a simple guide for Canadians on basic measures to take to prepare in particular for flood risk from extreme weather.The centre has repeatedly pointed out that without basic measures, basement flooding can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage during hurricanes.Its publications include a Home Flood Protection Program that begin with such simple steps as testing sump pumps, cleaning out eaves troughs and maintaining backwater valves.More advanced measures include removing obstructions from basement drains and creating grading to move water away from homes.The hurricane season runs from June 1 to early November.Robichaud said hurricanes tend to “feed on” warmer waters, and as result the centre is closely monitoring those trends.The meteorologist said as summer progresses it’s projected the water will warm in the eastern Atlantic and become warmer than average.In addition, Robichaud said the Atlantic Ocean continues to be in an overall period of high hurricane activity that hasn’t yet come to the end of a cycle.— Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.Michael Tutton, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Cheezy Butter Chicken Croquettes

first_imgIngredients Chicken Tikka Pieces 250 g For Marination Oil 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp Red Chili Paste 2 tbsp Coriander Powder 1 tsp Chat Masala 1 tsp Hung Curd 2 tbsp Kasoori Methi 1 tsp Butter & Cheese for basting Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSAFor Makhani Gravy Tomato 500 gm Cashew Nut 100 gm Red Chilli Powder 1 tbsp Salt ½ tsp Mawa 20 gm Butter 20 gm Cheese as required Kasoori Methi 1 tsp For Crumbing Refined Flour 100 gm Egg (beaten) 10 nos Also Read – DATES AND MILK CRUMBLE Bread Crumb 500 gmPreparation Marinate the chicken with all ingredients. Keep in the fridge for 1 hour. Skewer the chicken pieces and cook in tandoor for 12 minutes by basting with butter on all sides. Take out the chicken tikka and roughly chop it. For preparing Makhani gravy, boil the tomatoes with cashew nut, red chili powder, salt, mawa, butter and kasoori methi for half an hour. Grind the gravy into a smooth consistency. Now, heat a pan. Add gravy and chicken tikka chopped and cook for 5 minutes. The chicken tikka makhani is ready. Now put the chicken tikka makhani on a tray and keep in the fridge for 1 hour. After the chicken is set on the tray cut them into 2 inch pieces by running a sharp knife vertically and then diagonally. Now dust the pieces with refined flour and then drop them in beaten egg and then dust them with bread crumb and fry them in hot oil till golden. Serve with mint chutney. (Courtesy: Nukkad On Wheels)last_img read more

Countries targeted by UNbacked campaign to end obstetric fistula leap to 45

The Campaign to End Fistula, led by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), now works in 45 countries, compared with 12 when it was launched five years ago in combating the condition, a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged labour without prompt medical intervention leading to incontinence and social ostracism.“The consequences of fistula are life shattering,” UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid said on releasing the campaign’s annual report on the same day that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is presenting the first-ever Secretariat report on the condition to the general Assembly. “The baby often dies and the woman is left with chronic incontinence, greatly diminishing her prospects for work and family life,” she added of the condition, which occurs disproportionately among poor girls and women lacking medical services and can be cured by simple surgery, with an average cost of $300 and a success rate as high as 90 per cent for experienced surgeons.Obstetric fistula is uncommon in countries where births are attended by skilled medical workers and emergency care is available and where women can exercise their right to determine the number of their children.Launched by UNFPA and its partners in 2003, the campaign aims to eliminate fistula by 2015 by preventing and restoring the health and dignity of women living with its consequences. In the past five years the campaign has raised more than $25 million in contribution and educated tens of thousands of individuals, community leaders and policymakers about the condition. 13 October 2008With at least 2 million women in Africa, Asia and the Arab region living with obstetric fistula and 50,000 to 100,000 new cases developing each year, the United Nations-backed campaign to prevent and treat the debilitating birth injury announced today a four-fold increase in the number of countries it now serves. read more

Jeremy Clarkson complains over road closures following a fatal car smash

Dear @JeremyClarkson the nasty crash you mention resulted in fatality. As lead Detective I require investigators to secure best evidence from a highly complex scene. It takes as long as necessary. We want roads moving but I hope you understand prioritise quality investigations! https://t.co/QlPrQUsfAG— Andy Cox (@SuptAndyCox) June 8, 2019 Jeremy Clarkson as criticised by road traffic police A spokesman said: “Detectives are appealing for information, dash-cam and phone footage after a man died when his car was involved in a collision with a convoy of vehicles that were travelling at high speed and suspected of racing along the A4.”Police were called at approximately 01:40hrs on Friday, 7 June to reports of a road traffic collision on the westbound carriageway of the A4 by the Hammersmith Flyover.”At this early stage it is believed three cars were involved in the collision. London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended. One man – aged in his 70s – was pronounced dead at the scene.”His partner, a woman aged in her 70s has been taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition.”Three people, two men and a woman, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.” Making reference to the incident, one police officer, who specialises in fatal road traffic collisions wrote on Twitter: “Well Jeremy, as much as I’d like to drive a banger through Borneo, & crash things into caravans or whatever it is you do; my job is finding out why the broom broom crashed & the people are crying. Tends to be complicated. Frustrating too, enough to make you want to punch someone.”Scotland Yard are still asking for witnesses to the accident to come forward with information. Jeremy Clarkson has come under fire after complaining about the length of time it took the police to reopen a road following a fatal car accident.The former Top Gear host, took to social media after he was held up in traffic following a crash in West London in the early hours of Friday morning.The horrifying smash occurred on the busy A4 in the Hammersmith amid claims that up to nine cars had been racing one another.A man in his 70s died in the collision and his partner, also in her 70s had to be rushed to hospital.Posting on Twitter the following day, Clarkson, who has regularly courted controversy, wrote: “Dear The Police, I know it was a nasty crash in Hammersmith last night but how can it take this  long to reopen the road?”But the comment sparked anger among serving police officers whose job it is to deal with the aftermath of fatal road traffic accidents, as well as members of the public.One police officer hit back, posting: “Sorry you were delayed Jeremy Clarskon,  perhaps you’d like to come with us and personally explain to the family of the deceased that we didn’t investigate the death of their loved one thoroughly because you wanted to get home? That their  loss is a complete irrelevance to you? ” Clarkson presented the popular motoring show Top Gear from 2002 until 2013.His no holes barred style and politically incorrect behaviour divided opinion winning him a legion of fans, but also an army of critics.He was eventually sacked over an incident in which a producer claimed he had been punched during a row over catering. Dear The Police, I know it was a nasty crash in Hammersmith last night but how can it take this long to re-open the road?— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 7, 2019 Detective Superintendent Andy Cox added: “Dear Jeremy Clarkson the nasty crash you mention resulted in a fatality. As lead Detective I require investigators to secure best evidence from a highly complex scene. It takes as long as necessary. We want roads moving but I hope you understand prioritise quality investigations.” Jeremy Clarkson as criticised by road traffic police A witness to the accident also replied: “I saw the fatal crash seconds after it happened and it was horrific. Bits of car and glass all down the A4. All evidence.”But Mr Clarkson responded: “I saw the fatal crash seconds after it happened and it was horrific. Bits of car and glass all down the A4. All evidence.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Joy Global completes company leadership transition

first_imgEdward (Ted) L. Doheny, II has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy Global in accordance with the company’s previously announced executive succession process. Former President and CEO, Michael W. Sutherlin, has resigned from those positions and from the Board of Directors in preparation for his expected retirement on February 1, 2014. At the same time, Joy Global announced that Randal W. Baker has been elected to the new position of Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Baker will oversee both the Surface Mining Equipment and the Underground Mining Equipment divisions. Doheny was previously elected to the company’s Board of Directors on December 3, 2013. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, he served as Executive Vice President of the company and as President and CEO of the Underground Equipment division since 2006. Baker previously served as President and COO of the Surface Mining division since 2009. Board chairman John Nils Hanson commented, “I am pleased to announce the Board of Directors has elected Ted Doheny as President and Chief Executive Officer. Ted is committed to building the future direction of Joy Global around the key strategies that have made Joy Global a leading performer in the industry, including product leadership, direct service and enhanced customer partnerships. I also am pleased to announce the Board of Directors has elected Randy Baker as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Randy will lead the implementation of our strategy across all our product lines and regions.” Hanson further stated, “I would like to express the Board’s great appreciation for Mike Sutherlin’s leadership of Joy Global since he joined the Company in 2003, and particularly since his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Mike led our business through significant periods of growth and profitability. Mike’s leadership also attracted, retained and developed strong senior executives such as Ted and Randy, whose industry knowledge and track record gave the Board great comfort in planning for an orderly leadership transition process.”last_img read more

Searching for looted antiquities

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On 30 March 2013, engineer Ronald Obermeier went to the post office of his hometown of Rimsting, Germany, holding a parcel that he had put a lot of consideration into before posting it. He had carefully wrapped its contents the previous night: 73 ancient relics dating from the Hellenistic period to the 4th century AD. He remembered these objects displayed throughout his childhood in a glass cabinet in the family’s living room and his father telling him the fascinating tale of how they ended up there.“I grew up with them, but one day I decided it was time for those antiquities to go back where they belong,” Obermeier told Kathimerini. He sent the parcel to the Archaeological Museum of Kos, the eastern Aegean island where his father had served as a German naval correspondent in 1942, when the Nazis occupied Greece.“A building that served as a museum was commandeered to serve as the local headquarters,” he said. “They threw the exhibits out the window. My father gathered a few of the objects and coins and brought them to Germany. After his death in 1996, these came to me and I would now really like to return them to a museum in Kos.”The looting of this small museum is one of hundreds of stories that unfolded during the occupation of Greece and would never have come to light had Obermeier not taken the initiative.The only written source concerning antiquities looted during World War II is a 165-page tome from 1946 recounting hundreds of stories of illegal excavations and destruction carried out by all three occupying forces – the Germans, Italians and Bulgarians.In the prologue, the minister of education and religion, who ordered some of the most prominent archaeologists of the time to compile this record, notes that it is incomplete. It is this list that formed a springboard more recently for the Culture Ministry’s Department of Documentation and Protection of Cultural Heritage. A group of six archaeologists and historians took the initiative last year to create a fresh record of missing antiquities as well as those that were returned to Greece following the end of the war.“The list from 1946 was the starting point but we now have the opportunity to use the German archives, which were opened this last decade and provide a plethora of information regarding the events of those years, as well as many other sources,” explained Suzanna Houlia, head of the department.The ministry has also recently sought the help of Interpol to trace at least 100 of the most precious items found on the list. The search has already started on the websites of major museums around the world, with a particular focus on exhibits that are of “unknown provenance from World War II”.The priority has been placed on those objects for which there is solid proof regarding what they are and how they were stolen. Among these are two clay female figurines taken by two Italian officers from a local man on the island of Sifnos, who had been hiding them in his home together with other valuable finds from an excavation in 1935, and two marble grave steles removed by the Germans in 1943 from a collection in Kissamos, Crete.Any one of these objects that is found will join the list of just 26 successful recoveries, the first of which were made in the summer in 1948. The first expeditionOn May 18, 1948, archaeologist Spyridon Marinatos set off for Rome to retrieve stolen antiquities on the orders of the Ministry of Education and Religion. As an archaeology professor who “spoke three foreign languages, was well-travelled, with studies in Berlin, and a patriot, he had all those elements that made him the country’s chief archaeologist at the time”, explained Eleni Matzourani, a history professor who, together with Marinatos’ daughter, Nanno, recently wrote a biography of his life using stories and archival material referring to that trip that had never been published before.Marinatos had the list drawn up in 1946, enough money – in US dollars – and carte blanche to follow his investigation wherever it took him. The most important thing he had with him, however, was the uniform of an army major, a rank he was awarded in an expedited fashion a few months earlier in order to facilitate contact with the allied forces in the search for the stolen antiquities and the negotiations regarding their return.His trip lasted 75 days and he ran into numerous obstacles, including failing to make the stop he had planned in Berlin as the allied powers invoked all sorts of bureaucratic obstacles to his entry. In Rome and at his other scheduled stop, Graz in Austria, he also had problems gaining the trust and cooperation of army men and even archaeologists.Marinatos toured museums and universities looking for the objects on the list and thanks to his acquaintances in the international academic community was able to find many, as well as information concerning the whereabouts of others.His aim in Rome was to find dozens of antiquities stolen from Rhodes in 1940 and to include them in a large archaeological exhibition that was to take place in Naples. Graz was his second stop and he arrived there in July 1948. He wanted to visit the small Austrian town because it was the home of the notorious Austrian Nazi General Julius Ringel, whose headquarters in 1941 were located at the Villa Ariadne in Knossos, Crete, and who pillaged both the sites of Knossos and Gortyna of a plethora of antiquities which he then shipped to Germany.When Marinatos arrived there after experiencing the disappointment of Berlin he was dealt another blow: Ringel had fled the town and was wanted for war crimes. His mansion had also been ransacked by Russian troops, who also made off with all of the antiquities.Marinatos, however, did not give up his inquiries and learned that some of the loot from Knossos had been donated by Ringel to the local university, and he was thus able to trace a number of items. He packed them into three large crates and shipped them to Greece. In September, 1948, he joined these antiquities on their final journey back to the archaeological site of Knossos.Museums hide exhibitsShortly after his 1948 trip, Marinatos was appointed Greece’s director-general of antiquities.As well as the repatriations he also faced the gargantuan task of reorganising the country’s museums, which had been closed down during the occupation and their contents hidden away to protect them from bombardments and looting occupation forces.Using funds from the Marshall Plan, he hired people for just this job. The operation to hide the artefacts had started on November 11, 1940, when the management of every museum in the country received a circular containing detailed instructions about how to store and protect their exhibits.“Early in the morning, before the moon set, everyone tasked with the job would gather at the museum and work all through the day,” the late Semni Karouzou, a member of the committee responsible for salvaging the country’s cultural treasures, wrote, describing the situation at the National Archaeological Museum, where the operation lasted for six months.Smaller objects were placed in crates and stored in the basements, while larger exhibits, such as the 3-metre Kouros of Sounio, were buried in the ground.Similar operations were taking place all over the country – objects were hidden in caves on the Acropolis, in ancient tombs, in gardens and even in crypts. Some statues were transported to other parts of the country for safekeeping and the catalogues of every museum’s treasure were sealed in vaults in the Bank of Greece.So when the Nazis first started to arrive in Greece in April 1941, they found the country’s museums either closed or empty. Throughout the occupation, a special service set up by the German military for the protection of art pushed for the museums to be reopened. The only case in which the Greek side bowed to its demands was at the Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, where the reasoning given was that it had been built with German funding. The result of this decision was that during a tour of high-ranking Nazi officers of the premises on November 9 1941, a black-figure plate depicting a dead man was stolen, and remains missing to this day.* This is an edited version of an article first published in the Greek daily Kathimerini.last_img read more

UN SECRETARYGENERALS MESSAGE ON DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FGM

first_img6 February 2017Female genital mutilation denies women and girls their dignity, endangers their health, and causes needless pain and suffering, with consequences that endure for a lifetime and can even be fatal. Sustainable development demands full human rights for all women and girls. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises an end to this practice by 2030. On this Day of Zero Tolerance, let us build on positive momentum and commit to intensifying global action against this heinous human rights violation for the sake of all affected women and girls, their communities, and our common future.last_img read more

Icardi leaves it late to win derby for Inter Milan

first_imgMauro Icardi has described his late derby winner as even more enjoyable after breaking the hearts of AC Milan fans to secure victory for Inter Milan in the 93rd minute.Icardi rose to the occasion to power in a late winner after Gianluigi Donnarumma misjudged the cross from Matias Vecino. The Argentine striker went on to describe his feelings after the game.“Derbies have to be won, we’ve been saying it all week. We had chances, hit the woodwork, had a goal disallowed, so we deserved to win it for what we created over the 90 minutes.“Winning it like this at the 93rd minute, that makes it even more enjoyable!” the Argentine told Football Italia.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“We must continue like this. I said before going on international duty that Inter have to win for all these wonderful fans at San Siro, and for us, because we must get accustomed to winning consistently and making a habit out of victory.“It’s up to us to find consistency, then we’ll see at the end of the season where we are. We have to continue like this and keep notching up the wins.”This was Inter’s seventh straight victory in all competition and they take on Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.“We know the potential in our squad and that we can fight it out with everyone.”last_img read more

ASAWISHH Program Successfully Completes Annual USDA Audit

first_imgThe USDA Compliance, Security, and Emergency Planning Division (CSEPD) Compliance Review Branch visited the American Soybean Association (ASA) in late August to conduct its annual on-site financial and compliance review of the ASA/WISHH Program.  Expenditures reviewed included the Market Access Program (MAP), Foreign Development Cooperator Program (FMD), Emerging Markets Program (EMP) Quality Samples Program (QSP), and Cochran Program funding.CSEPD reviewed more than $1.4 million in expenditures that resulted in a zero finding audit for the ASA/WISHH Program.  The Audit results confirmed that ASA/WISHH fulfilled its financial and administrative responsibilities under the programs; claimed authorized and reasonable program expenses; and; claimed allowable and properly documented contributions.last_img read more

Is it tchotchke or treasure

first_img? What: Clark CountyAntique and Collectible Show.? When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.? Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.? Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 to 17 and free for children 11 and younger; expert identification and evaluation $5 per object.? Information:503-282-0877 or http://www.palmerwirfs.comIt could have been right off of television: Robert and Marcia Stewart waited for two hours in line. They paid $10 and placed their two items — a 1930s Mickey Mouse sweatshirt that was Marcia’s mother’s and a 1925 art deco Pabst Blue Ribbon lamp that was her grandparents’ — into the knowledgeable hands of appraiser Kathleen Victor. Victor gives details about the pieces, such as that Mickey’s long nose shows indicates this is the first version of the mouse, and that the lamp base and top are ruby amethyst. It’s all very interesting but — and viewers of Antiques Roadshow know this look — what the Stewarts, and everyone watching, clearly want to know is: What are they worth?The Mickey sweatshirt could bring $450 to $500 in a Disney auction. The lamp, which Victor says appeals to collectors of art deco, nudes and beer memorabilia, could get about $600. “You can sell naked ladies all day long,” said Victor of the lamp, which featured a zaftig woman in a state of undress with flowing locks, under the painted-on Pabst logo. “She’s got everything somebody wants as far as selling beer.”Startled smiles ran across the faces of the Vancouver couple: A $2.50 investment on that lamp more than 30 years ago may net them a profit of about $597.50.last_img read more

DC Law Provides Set Aside for Military Children at New Charter School

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Legislation signed into law last week by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to jump start local plans to establish a charter school serving military families stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB).The law allows a newly-created public charter school on or near the joint base to set aside up to 50 percent of its enrollment to the children of active-duty members of the armed forces.“Plans for creating a public charter school with a military preference on or near JBAB have been in the works for nearly 20 years and we are excited to see them finally come to fruition,” JBAB Commander Navy Capt. Frank Mays said in a news release.“This public charter school will provide additional educational opportunities not only to our military families here on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, but also our Ward 8 families,” Mays said in reference to the Southeast Washington neighborhood outside the base.The law will expand the educational options for military families, easing the transition when they are forced to relocate, said Jill Gaitens, regional director at the Military Child Education Coalition.Scott Pearson, executive director of the DC Public Charter School Board, said his organization plans “to move right away to find new charter schools that can offer this preference.”There are seven military bases across the country with public charter schools, including Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago.last_img read more

New study suggests some ancient bite marks from crocs not stone tools

first_img © 2017 Phys.org In recent years, several teams of archaeologists have made claims regarding the earliest use of tools by hominids, some going back as far as 4 million years. These new studies have used evidence of marks on animal bones as proof of tool use, rather than actually finding stone tool artifacts. In this new effort, the research trio suggests that marks on bones do not appear to offer strong enough evidence of tool use.For many years, scientists in the field have believed that when animals make marks on bones, the results are U-shaped, whereas those made by stone tools are V-shaped. But that, the researchers point out, was based on studies of hyenas. In running their own tests, they compared crocodile bite marks to stone tool marks and found them very nearly identical. More information: Yonatan Sahle et al. Hominid butchers and biting crocodiles in the African Plio–Pleistocene, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1716317114AbstractZooarchaeologists have long relied on linear traces and pits found on the surfaces of ancient bones to infer ancient hominid behaviors such as slicing, chopping, and percussive actions during butchery of mammal carcasses. However, such claims about Plio–Pleistocene hominids rely mostly on very small assemblages of bony remains. Furthermore, recent experiments on trampling animals and biting crocodiles have shown each to be capable of producing mimics of such marks. This equifinality—the creation of similar products by different processes—makes deciphering early archaeological bone assemblages difficult. Bone modifications among Ethiopian Plio–Pleistocene hominid and faunal remains at Asa Issie, Maka, Hadar, and Bouri were reassessed in light of these findings. The results show that crocodiles were important modifiers of these bone assemblages. The relative roles of hominids, mammalian carnivores, and crocodiles in the formation of Oldowan zooarchaeological assemblages will only be accurately revealed by better bounding equifinality. Critical analysis within a consilience-based approach is identified as the pathway forward. More experimental studies and increased archaeological fieldwork aimed at generating adequate samples are now required. Linear marks and pits on a 2.5 million-year-old ungulate leg bone from Bouri, Ethiopia. Credit: PNAS To learn more about stone tool markings, the researchers used actual stone tools to butcher some sheep. To learn more about crocodile markings, they studied work done by Jackson Njau, who, in 2006, documented bite marks made on animal bones by crocodiles living on an animal farm. When they compared the marks they had made on the bones with those shown by Njau, they found them to be virtually indistinguishable, even at the microscopic level. This, the trio suggests, indicates that using bite marks found on ancient bones as evidence of stone tool use is premature. They believe the marks could just as easily come from crocodiles, which, they note, lived in the areas where the ancient bones were found. Citation: New study suggests some ancient bite marks from crocs not stone tools (2017, November 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-ancient-crocs-stone-tools.html Explore further Analytical standards needed for ‘reading’ Pliocene bones Linear marks and pits on a 2.5 million-year-old ungulate leg bone from Bouri, Ethiopia. Credit: PNAS This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers, two with the University of Tübingen in Germany, the other the University of California has found evidence that suggests it is not possible to tell if marks on some ancient artifacts were made by ancient hominids using stone tools or by crocodiles. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Yonatan Sahle, Sireen El Zaatari and Tim White describe their study comparing bite marks made by stone tools and crocodiles, what they found by doing so, and what it might mean for research results made by other teams. Linear marks and pits on a 2.5 million-year-old ungulate leg bone from Bouri, Ethiopia. Credit: PNASlast_img read more

Tourism dept looks to boost Durga Puja carnivals appeal

first_imgKolkata: The state Tourism department has decided to give a boost to the Durga Puja carnival at Red Road this year, by taking the foreign tourists to visit different places in Bengal, before or after the day of the carnival.”Last year, we found that a good number of foreign tourists had come to Bengal to witness the Durga Puja carnival at Red Road. We want to showcase the beauty of Bengal to these tourists by taking them to explore different places before or after the event. So, we will be coming up with some attractive packages to woo the foreigners,” said Atri Bhattacharya, state Principal Secretary, Tourism, at the inauguration of the three-day Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) at Netaji Indoor stadium on Friday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe state government is also trying its best to boost home stay tourism in the state. A number of homestays across the state have already been linked with the website of West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation and online bookings can be made through the website.Bangladesh Tourism minister Shahjahan Kamal, whowas also present at the inaugural programme, said bothIndia and his country have taken steps to ensure easy and hurdle-free travel for the tourists. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJP”The two countries have taken measures to increase connectivity through roads, rail and air, facilitating tourists from India to visit Bangladesh easily,” he said.According to the minister, Bangladesh is not only a “culturally rich” country and a land of natural beauty, but also boasts of the world’s largest unbroken beach at Coxbazar.There are nine daily flights that operate between the two countries daily, apart from train services connecting Kolkata with Dhaka and Khulna. Nepal Consul General in Kolkata Ek Narayan Aryal said the three neighbours can sew up a tourist circuit.”India, Nepal and Bangladesh are very close neighbours. We can create a tourist circuit to reach out to people of the three countries,” Aryal maintained.Altogether 13 countries and 28 Indian states are participating in the tourism fair, which is in its 30th year, said Sanjiv Agarwal, the CEO of Fairfest – the organiser of the event.last_img read more

Evicted squatters block Tulum roadway for hours

first_imgSecretary general of the City Council, Enrique Rodríguez Luna said that if necessary, municipal authorities were prepared to apply the law to ensure public order adding that Judge Miguel Ángel Tuyub Martín of Solidaridad requested the support of the General Directorate of Public Safety and Municipal Transit under Daniel Hernández, to assign police to be present during the eviction which occurred Wednesday morning. The mob of angry squatters were met by dozens of police as they placed tires and debris along the highway at Xel-Ha, creating a blockade that lasted three hours. Tulum, Quintana Roo — A group of families evicted from private land in Tulum were responsible for a roadway block in Tulum that lasted several hours. Police were requested to fulfill the eviction notice to the families who had been illegally invading the private land since 2016. In protest to their eviction, more than a dozen took to blocking traffic passage along the Tulum roadway. center_img Squatters were evicted from property located on Escorpión Sur and Libra Sur streets for the crime of dispossession. The roadblock was eventually removed to allow traffic passage with no report of injuries. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Adoption is the best Christmas gift ever

first_imgAn adorable, young, black, female Labrador-cross was found in Drift Road on Tuesday morning. If this dog belongs to you, then please contact the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) to claim your dog.There are many dogs at the kennels looking for loving homes, as well as cats and kittens.The best Christmas gift you could give them is a new and loving home. If you are interested in adopting, contact Annamarie Koen on 076-151-1784.However, beware of giving a pet as a gift to someone else, as you don’t know if they are ready for the responsibilities that come with taking care of an animal. Your kind gesture may backfire at the dog or cat’s expense!A very special thank you to Pierre Massyn, Monument Primary School and Haas Das for their kind donations towards the league.We are always in need of dog and cat food, so if you are interested in donating, please contact Annamarie.All your contributions towards the league are greatly appreciated.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Charles ClayTEKneeDNPLimitedLimitedQuestionable Justin BethelCBFootLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Evan MathisGFoot/toeDNPDNPDNPOut Kareem MartinLBKneeDNPDNPDNPDoubtful Comments   Share   Cordy GlennTAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut Greg SalasWRGroin—LimitedLimitedQuestionable Jared VeldheerOTFibulaLimitedFullFull— Colt AndersonSFootLimitedLimitedDNPOut Robert NkemdicheDLAnkleLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable The Arizona Cardinals visit the Bills on Sunday in a Week 3 matchup where they hope to earn their first victory in Buffalo since 1971.Here is the official NFL injury report for Sunday’s game. PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status Larry FitzgeraldWRKneeLimitedFullFull— PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status Sammy WatkinsWRFootDNPDNPDNPQuestionable Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Frostee RuckerDTKneeDNPDNPDNPDoubtful Cardale JonesQBRight shoulderLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable Ronald DarbyCBHamstringLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Kevin MinterLBAnkleFullFullFull— Tyrann MathieuSKneeLimitedLimitedFull— Daily Practice Designations:DNP-Did Not ParticipateLimited-Limited Participation (Less than 100% of normal repetitions)Full-Full Participation (100% of normal repetitions)Game Status Designations:Out-Will not playDoubtful-Unlikely to playQuestionable-Uncertain if player will play J.J. NelsonWRShoulderFullFullFull— Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

San Juan Puerto Rico – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgSan Juan, Puerto Rico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineSan Juan’s premier urban resort, Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza, hosted the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards on April 26-29, 2010. In attendance were A-list international Latin celebrities such as Grupo Aventura, Tito El Bambino and Marc Anthony. The four-day conference included various star-studded events such as panel discussions, superstar Q&A sessions, artist showcases and an exclusive listening party with Puerto Rican Reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee. The conference wrapped up with the Billboard Latin Music Awards – the longest running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music industry.Inspired by the influx of Latin superstars that visited and stayed at the Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza, the property is offering the Star for a Weekend Package, inviting guests to experience the hotel and its amenities just like the many celebrities who enjoyed them firsthand during the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Guests who book the Star for a Weekend Package will receive:-Fourth night free -Breakfast for two adults and two kids -Casino match bet coupon -20 percent off spa treatmentsThe redesigned Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza overlooks both the azure Atlantic Ocean and the Condado Lagoon. Considered San Juan’s premier urban resort, the hotel offers a variety of exceptional dining options, an exhilarating nightlife and an array of activities including water sports, a 24-hour casino, tennis courts and outdoor massage area. The hotel houses numerous dining establishments, which include two restaurants by renowned Chef Wilo Benet: Varita and Pikayo. The hotel’s sleek, modern design makes it the ideal urban resort destination for business or leisure travel while still capturing the dynamic energy of the island of Puerto Rico.www.condadoplaza.comlast_img read more

Big crowds expected downtown for Detroit fireworks

first_imgBig crowds expected downtown for Detroit fireworks show DETROIT — Big crowds are expected in downtown Detroit and along the Detroit River for the annual Ford Fireworks show.The show takes place over the river Monday night. It will feature more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects that are visible for miles (kilometres) in Detroit as well as Windsor, Ontario.Zambelli Fireworks is putting together the display. This year’s show, which is expected to be viewed by hundreds of thousands of spectators, is themed “Detroit. Ready! Set! Go!!”Officials and spectators were keeping an eye on the weather, with rain and some thunderstorms in the forecast for parts of the day on Monday.Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has been the title sponsor of the fireworks show since 2013. The event is produced by The Parade Co.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jun 24, 2019 6:53 am PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Industrial prices rise in July

first_imgIndustrial producer prices in Cyprus rose by 1.9 per cent in July 2018, compared to the previous month, according to figures released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.By comparison, the index grew by 0.4 per cent in the euro area (EA19), and by 0.3 per cent in the EU28.In July 2018, compared with July 2017, industrial producer prices rose by 4.0 per cent in the euro area, 4.7 per cent in the EU28, and 2.8 per cent in Cyprus.According to Eurostat, the 0.4 per cent increase in industrial producer prices in total industry in the euro area in July 2018, compared with June 2018, is due to rises of 1.1 per cent in the energy sector and of 0.1 per cent for intermediate goods, capital goods, durable and non-durable consumer goods.Prices in total industry excluding energy rose by 0.1 per cent. In the EU28, the 0.3 per cent increase is due to rises of 0.8 per cent in the energy sector and of 0.1 per cent for intermediate goods, capital goods, durable and non-durable consumer goods. Prices in total industry excluding energy also rose by 0.1 per cent.The industrial producer price index measures the gross monthly change in the trading price of industrial products.You May LikeTrips ShopThe Real Way to Get The Cheapest FlightsTrips ShopUndoDr. Marty's Freeze-Dried RAW Dog Food, Nature’s BlendStop Feeding Your Dog This One Meat ImmediatelyDr. Marty’s Freeze-Dried RAW Dog Food, Nature’s BlendUndolikedbuzzHere Is Why You Should Stop Skipping BreakfastlikedbuzzUndo High temperatures increase risk of firesUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoCyprus’ Dothraki warriorUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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