Kolkata: Five persons have been arrested by Howrah City Police in connection with the murder of a youth at Liluah bridge on Wednesday. One of the accused persons was arrested on Wednesday night from Liluah area. The other four persons were arrested from Asansol railway station on Thursday morning.According to sources, the police suspect that the deceased youth identified as Chandan Singh (20) had some enmity with the accused persons. After the murder took place, the police started gathering information about the accused persons who were seen by local residents. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAt night, the police received information that a person identified as Kunal Prasad was hiding in Liluah area. Based on the source information, the police raided a place on N. S Road in Liluah and nabbed him. During questioning, the police came to know that four persons were trying to escape from the state through Asansol. As soon as the police were informed about this, a team consisting of police personnel from Liluah police station and Detective Department of Howrah City Police reached Asansol. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAfter reaching Asansol, the police got in touch with Asansol Government Railway Police (GRP) as the police was informed that the accused persons would flee from the railway station. Later, on Wednesday morning, Howrah City Police and Asansol GRP conducted a joint raid and two accused persons. Later, they were compelled to call the other two and ask them to meet them at railway station. When they arrived, the police arrested them. The accused persons arrested from Asansol were identified as Subhas Singh, Vijay Tewari alias Chattu, Hari Tewary and Dibakar Jha. All the accused persons have past criminal records. The police are trying to unearth the motive behind the murder. The accused persons have been remanded to police custody for eight days. So far investigators came to know that Chandan was known to the accused persons and used to meet them often. The police are searching their database to find if Chandan has any past criminal record.
QUEBEC — Francois Legault’s Coalition Avenir Quebec government will table its first budget on March 21.Finance Minister Eric Girard announced the date today, telling Quebecers they can expect good news for the health and education sectors.The Quebec budget will come two days after the federal budget is tabled in Ottawa.Girard says his inaugural budget will aim to reduce Quebecers’ tax burden, but he was unwilling to say by how much.The budget will establish the true size of the provincial surplus, which has been a subject of debate since the Coalition party defeated the Liberals in the Oct. 1 provincial election.Last week, the Institut du Quebec think tank reported that the surplus for 2018-19 should be between $3.4 billion and $4.6 billion. Girard set the figure at $1.65 billion in his December economic update.The Canadian Press
Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement CBC and Temple Street today announced that production is underway on the third and final season (10 x one-hour) of the original drama series X COMPANY, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of World War II espionage. Although the war isn’t over, it’s definitely the end of an era as the first group of trained operatives from Camp X complete their final covert mission as a team in the concluding season, which will be broadcast on CBC in winter 2017.Executive producer Stephanie Morgenstern will come full circle and make her television directorial debut with X COMPANY’s final two episodes of the final season, 15 years after directing the award-winning short that inspired the series.“It’s been 15 years since we first wrote Remembrance,” said Mark Ellis and Morgenstern, who will co-write the final episode. “It began as a small, intimate story about one night in the life of an unusual young man, and since then has taken on a whole new life as X COMPANY. It’s really satisfying for us to be able to bring this series to its natural and thrilling conclusion.” “Mark, Stephanie and Temple Street have done a remarkable job bringing this unique piece of history to life with an incredibly talented team of actors, writers, producers and crew,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC Television. “Canadians have been captivated by this extraordinary story since its inception, and we look forward to bringing viewers a riveting and epic final season.”“Mark and Stephanie are gifted storytellers who never shy away from the complexities of the human condition. We’re proud of them and our international cast, crew and co-producers for their work on this series, and thankful to our partners at CBC and Sony Pictures Television for their continued support on what is sure to be a compelling final chapter in the X COMPANY story,”said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers and co-presidents of Boat Rocker Studios.The final season of X COMPANY will see the team of Camp X operatives press forward to the finish line of their final mission together, hoping to deliver a blow to the enemy that could change the course of the war. After the shocking and disillusioning losses of Tom and those who fell at Dieppe, it’s harder than ever to keep the faith. The rules of human decency are stretched to a point where the difference between good and evil becomes more difficult to discern. The team learns the tough lesson that to fight the enemy, you must become the enemy.The series’ international ensemble cast returns, including Evelyne Brochu as Aurora, Jack Laskey as Alfred, Warren Brown as Neil, Connor Price as Harry, Hugh Dillon as Sinclair , Lara Jean Chorostecki as Krystina and Torben Liebrecht as Faber.X COMPANY season 3 shoots on location in Budapest, Hungary until November 2016, and will be broadcast on CBC in winter 2017.X COMPANY is a Canadian-Hungarian co-production, produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, co-produced by Pioneer Stillking Kft and commissioned by CBC. The series is created and written by multi award-winning Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern and is executive produced by Ellis & Morgenstern, Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, and Kerry Appleyard of Temple Street, and Bill Haber of Ostar Productions. The series is produced by John Calvert. Ildikó Kemény and David Minkowski of Pioneer Stillking Kft also serve as producers. In addition, Sandra Chwialkowska is co-executive producer, Daniel Godwin and Julie Puckrin serve as producers. Lesley Grant is supervising producer. Returning this season are directors Grant Harvey and Amanda Tapping joined by Paolo Barzman, Julian Gilbey and Stephanie Morgenstern. The director of photography is Michael Marshall, Michael Fleischer is production designer and Andrea Flesch is costume designer. Sony Pictures Television distributes the series internationally with broadcasters in France (TF1), Latin America (History), Japan (Mystery), Turkey (D-Smart), Iceland (365 Media), Middle East (MBC), Greece (Mega), Slovenia and Bosnia/Herzegovina (Pickbox).The first two seasons of X COMPANY are now available on BLU-RAY and DVD in Canada and can be viewed online on the CBC player at http://www.cbc.ca/xcompany/.About Temple Street Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. 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Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Hangar 18 Media’s first production is documentary feature The Booker, which is currently being shot in Canada, Mexico and the US. The documentary centres on a Canadian professional wrestler and is directed by Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt, and produced by Patriki and Bruno Marino. Facebook Advertisement Toronto-based distributor Raven Banner Entertainment has partnered with Pasha Patriki’s 9 Light Entertainment and boutique post-production house 9 Light Entertainment to launch a production arm, Hangar 18 Media.The venture will produce original content and provide production services for Canadian, US and international projects, as well as co-productions filming in Canada.Raven Banner’s strategy is to have a centralised Ontario-based production arm while maintaining its existing Western company, Berserker Entertainment, co-producers of Nick Damici’s The Stakelander. Advertisement
Rabat – Hervé Renard has become quite the Saidia social media sensation.After attending the Berkane Renaissance – Generation Foot match in Oujda on April 18, the French coach took some time for himself, touring Saidia.During his stay, Renard was spotted enjoying his time in a seaside resort, bartering for a traditional Moroccan djellaba. On Twitter, people admired Renard’s embrace of the Moroccan style: “Hervé Renard rocks!”; “He is Moroccan now”; “What a beautiful smile, such a humble person, thank you Hervé.” Aujourd’hui avec Mr Hervé RenardStation Balnéaire Saidia Med ?????? pic.twitter.com/nvF23XHAYh— Yahya Hakka (@yahyahakka) April 18, 2018The 49-year-old coach recently opened up about his private life in the latest edition of Hola! Maroc, as he discussed his values, coaching, and love for the African continent.Renard shared the cover of the Moroccan magazine with his wife Vivan Dièye, the widow of Bruno Metsu, former coach of Senegal’s national team.“In Africa I feel free. This continent brings me exceptional recognition, I don’t think I can live anywhere else,” he said to Hola!.Despite rumors that he’s leaving the Moroccan team, Renard could become a Moroccan football fixture…depending on the national team’s performance in Russia next June. He believes that the Lions’ team “needs to improve its ball possession, as well as its ball recuperation techniques in order to compete with other teams” to achieve the lasting success in the world’s premier football tournament.
Rabat- An appeals court in Antwerp, Belgium, has decided to strip a detained Moroccan imam, Fouad Belkacem, of his Belgian citizenship.Belgian news outlet L’Echo reported that the Antwerp court’s decision was based on determining that the leader of the Sharia4Belgium group had fallen seriously short of his duties as a Belgian citizen.Belgium imprisoned Belkacem in 2013. In 2016, Belgium prosecuted him for using his group to send dozens of individuals to fight in Syria, most of whom allegedly joined ISIS. Belkacem is facing a 12-year prison sentence for the charge and possible deportation to Morocco. Previously a dual citizen, Belkacem retains his Moroccan nationality.Read Also: EU to Give Morocco €70 Million to Stem Undocumented MigrationStripping dual citizens of citizenship is uncommon and remains controversial. In 2015, France said it would introduce the policy for jihadists, but dropped the plans in 2016, according to the BBC.The BBC noted that Belgium also stripped Malika el Aroud, also known as the black widow, of her Belgian citizenship in 2017.El Aroud is the widow of a Taliban fighter Abdessatar Dahmane. She is labeled as “the most dangerous woman in Belgium.”A Belgian court sentenced the “black widow” to eight years in prison for her involvement with terrorists. Belgium recently decided to extradite El Aroud to Morocco.Belgian news outlet Sud Info reported last week that the decision is in line with Belgium’s new migration and asylum legislation which came into force in May 2017.
The Jury of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize, meeting in Paris, awarded the 2010 prize to the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo for their “tireless battle for human rights and peace by standing up to oppression, injustice and impunity.” The award, created in 1989 by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), honours people, institutions and organizations that have contributed significantly to the promotion, research, preservation or maintenance of peace. It is named for the first president of Côte d’Ivoire. The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo was founded in 1977 and seeks to ensure that violations of children’s rights such as those that occurred during the military dictatorship in Argentina never happen again by demanding the prosecution of all those responsible for the tragedy. “With all my heart I congratulate the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and their president Estela Carlotto,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. “Their ceaseless effort has made it possible for 100 young people to rediscover their true identities, thereby setting right a flagrant injustice. This is an inspiring example of the defense of human rights.” Previous winners of the prize include former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; Nelson Mandela and Frederik W. De Klerk; Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat; King Juan Carlos of Spain and former United States President Jimmy Carter. The award ceremony for the prize – which consists of $150,000, a gold medal and a diploma – will be held on a date to be announced. 4 March 2011The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a non-governmental organization that has been working for over 30 years to locate the families of children kidnapped and “disappeared” during the military dictatorship in Argentina, is this year’s recipient of the United Nations cultural agency’s peace prize.
OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 6.5 per cent in June. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L. 7.9 per cent (8.5)— Halifax 6.9 (7.0)— Moncton, N.B. 5.4 (6.1)— Saint John, N.B. 6.3 (5.6)— Saguenay, Que. 7.0 (6.8)— Quebec 4.4 (4.6)— Sherbrooke, Que. 5.6 (6.2)— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 6.3 (6.5)— Montreal 6.5 (6.6)— Gatineau, Que. 5.5 (5.6)— Ottawa 6.1 (5.8)— Kingston, Ont. 5.4 (5.5)— Peterborough, Ont. 8.5 (6.7)— Oshawa, Ont. 5.7 (5.9)— Toronto 6.7 (6.9)— Hamilton, Ont. 5.2 (5.2)— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 7.2 (6.9)— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.2 (5.3)— Brantford, Ont. 4.6 (5.1)— Guelph, Ont. 3.8 (3.9)— London, Ont. 6.0 (6.2)— Windsor, Ont. 5.2 (5.0)— Barrie, Ont. 5.7 (5.4)— Sudbury, Ont. 6.6 (6.6)— Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.8 (5.5)— Winnipeg 5.8 (5.9)— Regina 5.1 (4.7)— Saskatoon 8.4 (8.3)— Calgary 8.9 (9.3)— Edmonton 7.9 (7.9)— Kelowna, B.C. 3.6 (4.0)— Abbotsford, B.C. 5.4 (5.6)— Vancouver 5.1 (5.2)— Victoria 4.1 (3.9)
It’s time to celebrate the start of another school year.The annual opening of term celebration happens Aug. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. in Jubilee Courtyard. Faculty and staff are invited to join President Jack Lightstone and his wife Dorothy Markiewicz for the event, which includes lunch by the University’s award-winning chefs and a selection of wine of beer.Tickets $5 each and are available at the event.For more information, contact Amanda Hemingway at email@example.com or x3333.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIndia’s top three showing unprecedented superiorityOctober 22, 2018In “Sports”How Virat Kohli rules T20 cricketMay 6, 2016In “Sports”Australia and India play down Kohli v Paine banterDecember 17, 2018In “latest news” The two Indian stars wed at a resort in Tuscany (AFP)(BBC) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma have tied the knot in Italy, after weeks of speculation that they were getting hitched.“Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you,” the couple said in a statement.The Hindu ceremony was attended by close family and a few friends.The couple said they wanted “their wedding to be a very private affair”.The wedding was attended by close friends and family (AFP)The two stars were said to have married at a resort in Tuscany.They will host a reception in Delhi for relatives on 21 December, followed by a celebration in Mumbai on 26 December to be attended by Bollywood stars and cricketers, they said.Many celebrities sent their best wishes to the couple.After the celebrations in India, the couple will travel to South Africa where Mr Kohli will prepare for India’s forthcoming tour there which is taking place early next year.In the new year, Ms Sharma will return to Mumbai, where the couple will live, to resume her acting commitments.
Cougar Energy has today announced the signing of an MOU with the Sindh Coal Authority in Pakistan for the granting of an Exploration Licence covering 50 km2 of the Thar coal field, to develop a 400 MW power station to be fuelled by underground coal gasification (UCG). Cougar Energy (UK), a 50% owned subsidiary of Cougar Energy, is expected to be granted the Exploration Licence within the next month, following the formalities of completing the appropriate paperwork.Cougar Managing Director, Dr Len Walker, said today that the Exploration Licence provided Cougar UK with access to an area containing an extremely large coal deposit, which has already been the subject of extensive drilling; and a preliminary UCG study by Cougar Energy’s technology provider, Ergo Exergy Technologies of Canada. Within the agreed Exploration Licence area the coal seams vary from 8 to 23 m thick, at depths varying from 115 to 205 m. The Geological Survey of Pakistan has drilled 27 holes in the area at approximately 1 km spacing, which were cored and geophysically logged across the zone containing the coal seams. “A review of all geological data will commence immediately on grant of the Licence, with the company’s work program directed at completing a feasibility study for a power station of at least 400 MW within 18 months” Dr Walker said.The UCG process enables deep coal deposits (more than 100 m underground) to be converted in situ into a synthetic gas which is recovered via production wells for use as a fuel for power generation and/or the production of petro-chemical products. The Thar coal field is estimated by the Government of Sindh to contain a coal resource exceeding 100,000 Mt. If successfully applied to the coal deposit, the UCG process will overcome technical problems associated with the use of conventional open pit mining methods in the coal field, and enable large scale power generation projects to be developed to meet Pakistan’s escalating demand.Signing of the Pakistan MOU is part of the continuing efforts of both Cougar Energy and Cougar UK to seek out further opportunities for developing significant projects using the UCG process, as part of their strategy of creating a significant long-term international business.
Keytroller has released a series of digital wireless camera viewing device designed for mining equipment. The Seetroller digital wireless camera viewing device includes FHSS technology (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) which uses channel hopping sequence based on an algorithm generated by the receiver. The Seatroller uses high strength signal transmission (between 13.5-16dBm) compared to traditional analogue transmission signal to ensure a sharp and clear picture and a greater transmission range that is not susceptible to interference from machinery and microwave ‘noise’.A device paring process synchronizes the transmitter and the receiver allowing them to be on the same algorithm for frequency hopping. This ensures that only the paired transmitter and receiver can maintain communication signal by hopping to the same frequency paths at the same time. This prevents interference from other cameras that may be used in the same area.Seatroller is a battery powered camera and is mounted on the the mining vehicle pointing where you want to see. The camera is turned on and off remotely and has a 7” colour LCD display that comes on automatically when a signal is received and shuts off three minutes of loss of signal. The LCD display is designed to withstand vibrations and the battery for the devices lasts nearly 8 hours.
DETROIT – Who says great technology has to be expensive? Porsche, for one. This hybrid racecar prototype unveiled at the North American International Auto Show uses a flywheel accumulator spinning at up to 36,000 rpm to store energy from deceleration more efficiently than generator and battery would. The driver can unleash up to eight seconds of boost to front-wheel electric motors and increase horsepower from 563 hp (V8 engine alone) to 767 hp (combined). Its road-going cousin, the 918 Spyder concept, might be Porsche’s next supercar, priced on the high side of $500,000. In this case, hybrid refers to a combination of powertrain technologies that primarily provide more performance and, of course, some fuel savings. We leave it to you to calculate how long you’d need to drive a more fuel-efficient Porsche to get back the, oh, $400,000 premium over more pedestrian $150,000 Porsches. Category: Mind-boggling hybrid technology. Why it matters: What Porsche does at significant cost could become mainstream and cheaper in a decade. Flywheels could have potential if buses and delivery vehicles, too. Porsche’s return to Detroit after three years absence adds luster against upstart LA Auto Show. Gearlog mobile’s Top 2011 Detroit Auto Show Tech Cars: Mind-Boggling Hybrid Technology – Porsche 918 RSR Mainstream Hybrid Technology – Toyota Prius C World Car (That Americans Will Buy) – Ford C Class Affordable Sporty Car with Useful Technology – Hyundai Veloster Mainstream Car with Affordable Tech – Chrysler 300
L’infanticide, une stratégie du pire chez certains primatesPubliée dans la revue Primates, une étude espagnole sur des groupes de singes Tamarins de la forêt péruvienne montre chez ces animaux une organisation sociale unique, où la femelle peut tuer son petit pour le soustraire à des conditions de vie trop incertaines.Étudiant 3 groupes différents de tamarins à moustaches (Saguinus mystax) dans la forêt péruvienne de 1999 à 2008, l’équipe d’Yvan Lledo-Ferrer, chercheur au département de psychobiologie de l’Université Polytechnique de Madrid (UAM), a constaté deux phénomènes chez ces singes à l’organisation sociale très spécifique : l’important investissement parental des mâles et la compétition entre femelles gestantes.Dans chaque groupe de ces primates, une seule femelle peut se reproduire, les autres ayant normalement leur ovulation inhibée, et la prise en charge des jeunes est l’affaire de tous, notamment des mâles. Si l’une de ces deux conditions n’est pas respectée, ou insuffisamment marquée, les problèmes surviennent.Ainsi, dans les groupes ne comportant qu’un ou deux mâles, seulement 41,7% des nourrissons survivent, contre 75% dans les clans où au moins trois mâles sont là pour participer à l’élevage des petits. D’autre part, seuls 20% des nouveau-nés meurent avant l’âge de trois mois quand il n’y a qu’une seule femelle gestante dans le groupe, un chiffre qui monte à 80% s’il y en a deux.À lire aussiLa réaction hilarante d’un orang outan face à un tour de magieDans ce dernier cas, la position dominante en matière de reproduction n’est pas bien établie. “Ceci donne lieu à des niveaux élevés de stress prénatal, ce qui peut affecter le fœtus et donc la viabilité de la progéniture, et la production de lait de la mère”, disent les chercheurs.Les mères peuvent alors tuer leurs enfants, qui ont peu de perspectives de survie. Dans certains cas observés, “la mère a consommé la cervelle de son rejeton, obtenant ainsi une source de nutriments supplémentaire de haute qualité, ce qui compense quelque peu ceux qui sont investis pendant la gestation”, précise Yvan Lledo-Ferrer. Le 12 juin 2011 à 19:27 • Emmanuel Perrin
Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It 1 COMMENT June 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm Cesaro Kurt Angle WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Videos Articles Facebook Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles NXT will be a better show without him. Always felt Phillips lacks charisma. He feels like another Josh Mathews. The Smackdown commentary team looks rather dull while NXT looks dynamite with Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Kevin Murphy Videos Articles Tom Phillips on NXT departureWWE Smackdown Live commentator Tom Phillips issued the following tweet this week confirming his departure from the NXT commentary team.As reported earlier this week, Mauro Ranallo agreed to terms on a new deal with WWE to join the NXT commentary team starting with the TV tapings this past Friday.It has been one of the great joys of my career to be a part of NXT since 2012. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity!— Tom Phillips (@TomPhillipsWWE) June 23, 2017WWE returns to New Zealand and AustraliaWWE.com is reporting that the company will be returning to New Zealand and Australia this September with four live events slated to feature RAW stars.Official details is as follows.“Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, The Miz, Sasha Banks, Emma and Raw’s Superstars head Down Under, as WWE Live come to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena Thursday, 14 September, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena Friday, 15 September, and the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday, 16 September.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Comments are closed.
Real Madrid fans have been handed an injury boost after Gareth Bale returned to first-team training following three weeks on the sidelines with a calf injury.Bale resumed full training session this morning, as the squad prepares to face Espanyol on Sunday, alongside fellow returnees Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz who endured spells on the sidelines.Manager Santiago Solari was delighted to see his injury concerns decrease, with Toni Kroos and Marcos Llorente already back in the first-team action, but he expressed caution over rushing players back from injury.“We will have to see who plays tomorrow, and in the next few weeks. He disclosed via Football Espana.“The players who are recovering, and we want them to be ready as quickly as possible.“Gareth is important for us because he is a fantastic footballer.”Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Madrid have struggled to keep up with runaway League leaders Barcelona as they remain 10 points adrift, in the third spot.With the competition for the top-four spot hotting up, Solari would be happy to see his key players hit the ground running as the team wrap up the current campaign.Real Madrid: Bale and Asensio return to training with the group https://t.co/VJjGLahZXP pic.twitter.com/MbJNUOmFyx— SPORTS USA (@sportsusa_net) January 26, 2019
Photo taken with a FLIR thermal imaging camera. (Photo credit: Bernard Rose via Flickr Creative Commons)Sixteen handheld thermal imaging cameras will soon be in the hands of search-and-rescue teams in the Norton Sound region, thanks to a donation from Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC). Alaska State Troopers will be distributing these bi-ocular cameras to 15 member communities and Shishmaref within the next few weeks.Download AudioDan Harrelson, Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) for White Mountain and chairman of NSEDC’s board of directors, said these cameras should significantly improve SAR operations—hopefully, saving many lives. Harrelson said previously, only one thermal imaging camera, based out of Nome, was shared among all 16 communities.“When you need a piece of equipment, you need it right now. And usually when we have searches it’s in inclement weather when we’re probably not able to get airplanes. So to have to wait for a unit to come from Nome could be eight hours—it could be three days before you could get the unit,” said Harrelson. “You know, time is of the essence—it’s critical when you’re doing searches for people.”And, Harrelson pointed out, if the camera did arrive with enough time to be used in a search, VPSOs had to learn to operate the new piece of equipment in the middle of a rescue. Now, with a camera in each village, he’s hopeful SAR teams will be able to practice using them.Harrelson hasn’t used one of the cameras yet himself, but said they’ll work sort of like night-vision goggles.“Any source that gives off any heat will show up like a greenish-yellow spot on the thermal imaging unit,” said Harrelson. “The closer you are to the unit—up to about 400 yards, I believe—you can actually make out the figure of a person if they’re standing there or laying in the snow.”The cameras are water-resistant and can operate down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, which is necessary since many SAR operations are conducted in extreme weather conditions.“Our searches feel like they come at the most miserable times of the year, where visibility is very limited,” said Harrelson. “You know, when people are traveling from one village to the other, they go out hunting and they fail to make their destination or they fail to come back home. So a lot of out searches are in the wintertime.”Harrelson anticipates the cameras will make an appearance during annual VPSO training, this year in Anchorage in November. That’ll be an opportunity for officers outside Norton Sound to check out the new tools.“Our coordinator indicated that maybe we’ll take one of these units down and do some hands-on training while we’re in Anchorage. It’ll also let the other VPSOs know, from the different regions throughout the state, that this equipment’s available and maybe it’s something they can pursue for their own region as well,” said Harrelson.NSEDC’s donation is worth about $150,000 for the 16 cameras. Harrelson said the cameras should arrive in villages within the next couple of weeks.
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© 2011 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Because brown bears are so reclusive, not to mention dangerous to be around, not a lot is really known about their brain power. This is actually rather odd because bears have the largest brains for their body size of all carnivores and are thought to be rather clever, though mostly through anecdotal evidence. Now comes news of British researcher Volker Deecke of the University of Cumbria, who while on vacation in Alaska, came across a brown bear using a rock covered with barnacles to help alleviate the itch associated with molting. Deecke photographed the use of the tool by the bear and has published his findings in Animal Cognition. Image (c) Volker Deecke Bears of many varieties have very often been seen rubbing themselves against trees and rocks to help ease the itching that results when they replace their winter fur with a lighter summer coat. But never before has a bear of any kind been spotted picking up rocks to use as tools to help them better get at those places that itch. In fact, this discovery is only the fourth observed use of tools by any non-primate animal. Elephants commonly use branches to ward off flies and dolphins have been caught using sponges to hide their rostrum and some whales use bubbles to help in catching fish. Using a rock specifically chosen to perform a certain task, however, is clearly a demonstration of higher intelligence.Deecke, who normally studies whales, was watching a couple of brown bears feed on a whale carcass on the shores of Glacier Bay, when one of them began searching the bottom of the sea for something. A moment later, the bear reached down and grabbed a rock, which Deecke could clearly see was covered with barnacles, and began rubbing it against its face and neck. Thus it appeared that not just any rock would do, it had to be covered with barnacles which would do a better job in scratching. It wasn’t just a fluke either. After a while, the bear dropped the rock, moseyed around, and after some time searched for and retrieved another rock. In all the bear repeated the whole exercise three times, retrieving three different rocks, all covered with barnacles, which he used for scratching at his itchy hide. Deecke also noted that the bear manipulated the rock in his paw before scratching, moving it into the optimal position for the best possible scratch, a type of activity previously only seen with humans and other primates.Deecke suggests that more research ought to be focused on bears because clearly they are capable of far more than has been realized. Bears may be back in the Swiss Alps More information: Tool-use in the brown bear (Ursus arctos), Animal Cognition, DOI: 10.1007/s10071-012-0475-0AbstractThis is the first report of tool-using behaviour in a wild brown bear (Ursus arctos). Whereas the use of tools is comparatively common among primates and has also been documented in several species of birds, fishes and invertebrates, tool-using behaviours have so far been observed in only four species of non-primate mammal. The observation was made and photographed while studying the behaviour of a subadult brown bear in south-eastern Alaska. The animal repeatedly picked up barnacle-encrusted rocks in shallow water, manipulated and re-oriented them in its forepaws, and used them to rub its neck and muzzle. The behaviour probably served to relieve irritated skin or to remove food-remains from the fur. Bears habitually rub against stationary objects and overturn rocks and boulders during foraging and such rubbing behaviour could have been transferred to a freely movable object to classify as tool-use. The bear exhibited considerable motor skills when manipulating the rocks, which clearly shows that these animals possess the advanced motor learning necessary for tool-use. Advanced spatial cognition and motor skills for object manipulation during feeding and tool-use provide a possible explanation for why bears have the largest brains relative to body size of all carnivores. Systematic research into the cognitive abilities of bears, both in captivity and in the wild, is clearly warranted to fully understand their motor-learning skills and physical intelligence related to tool-use and other object manipulation tasks. Explore further Citation: Wild brown bear observed using a tool (2012, March 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-wild-brown-tool.html 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.