Motorola is going to launch a new smartphone on July 25. Although the company didn’t mention which device they are planning to unveil, chances are that it could be the highly rumoured – Moto X4 or Moto Z2. Apart from these two devices, Lenovo’s sub-brand is reportedly working on another device, dubbed — Moto Z2 Force. The smartphone has been subjected to several leak and rumour and is now spotted on AnTuTu, a benchmark website.The benchmark listing reveals a lot about the rumoured Moto Z2 Force, especially on the specification front. As per the listing, Moto Z2 Force may come with Qualcomm’s latest processor – Snapdragon 835 SoC and Android 7.1.1 Nougat.The listing also hints that the upcoming smartphone will come with a model number — Motorola XT1789-05 and is also expected to come with a 12-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Further, Moto Z2 Force scores around 168,000 points on AnTuTu. The smartphone is also tipped to come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage memory.Also Read: JMotorola expected to launch Moto X4 and Moto Z2 on July 25: Everything you need to knowThe smartphone has been subjected to several rumours earlier. One of the previously leaked rumour hints that the Moto Z2 Force like the Moto Z2 Play will come with Moto Mods support, dual cameras, and dual-LED flash on the front panel. Rumours further indicate that the smartphone is further expected to sport a ShatterShield screen, basically unbreakable display, and will also come packed with Gigabit LTE support.advertisementPicture Courtesy: GizChinaAnother leaked press render suggests that Moto Z2 Force will feature dual-LED flash on the front panel, again, like the Moto Z2 Play. However, the placement of the LED flash on both the devices will be different. Further, speculations also suggest that the upcoming Moto Z2 Force is going to come with a much bigger battery, improved and higher-resolution camera, and shatterproof display.The smartphone was earlier spotted on GeekBench, which confirmed that the handset may be much sleeker as compared to the Moto Z2. The benchmark listing further hinted that the upcoming Moto Z2 Force come with a dual rear camera. While pricing wise, all three Z2 phones are going to be heavily expensive, Moto Z2 Force is likely to be priced around Rs 38,999.It is noteworthy that all the specs and pricing details are just rumours for the time being and should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Washington, Jul 1 (PTI) Competitive team games may have originated among hunter-gatherers, to help men to hone their physical skills and stamina, and see how each performs under pressure, a study has found.Competitive team games in which men test their mettle against others are universal across the world, and may have deep roots in our evolutionary past. The games helped men hone their skills, assess the commitment of their team members, and see how each performs under pressure. All these activities suggest motivation to practise skills involved in lethal raiding, said Michelle Scalise Sugiyama of the University of Oregon in the US.Play behaviour in humans and other animals is thought to have evolved as a way to develop, rehearse, and refine skills that are critical for survival or reproduction.Chase games, for instance, build stamina and speed, which is helpful for evading predators. Similarly, play fighting is believed to develop skills used in actual fighting. Although many animals play fight, only people do so in teams.The findings, published in the journal Human Nature, suggest that team play fighting is not a recent invention of agricultural societies.For the purposes of this study, researchers analysed how widespread indigenous forms of coalitional play fighting were among hunter-gatherer societies, and whether these games rehearse motor skills used in lethal raiding. This type of play involves the use of coordinated action and non-lethal physical force by two opposing teams, each of which attempts to attain a predetermined physical objective, such as scoring a goal, while preventing their opponents from doing the same.advertisementThey analysed the early ethnographic records of societies described as hunter-gatherers in Murdock’s Ethnographic Atlas. Although play (or its absence) was not commonly or extensively documented by early ethnographers, researchers found information about hunter-gatherer team contact games for 46 of the 100 culture regions in the atlas that contain hunter-gatherer societies.Activities using sticks to hit objects (and sometimes people) were the most common game type, followed by games involving kicking and games similar to rugby. The researchers also found many instances of activities involving running, grappling, parrying and throwing. These physical skills mirror those used by hunter-gatherers when raiding other groups. Coalitional play fighting may have served as a practice ground for learning how to coordinate striking, blocking, kicking, dodging and projectile-throwing maneuvers amongst coalition members, all in an effort to increase the chances of success and reduce the chances of injury during potentially lethal raids.”Interestingly, mock warfare was found in 39 per cent of culture clusters and boys’ mock warfare in 26 per cent. This suggests that motivation to engage in coalitional play fighting emerges in childhood,” said Sugiyama.The safe confines of a game did not only have physical benefits but provided an opportunity to work as a team. Men learned to anticipate, monitor and strategically respond to the actions of their opponents, and continuously assess situations as both sides tired or lost combatants.”Periodic participation in such games during childhood, adolescence, and early to middle adulthood provides individuals with opportunities to viscerally assess the aggressive formidability and commitment of their own and – when played with neighbouring groups – other coalitions as their composition and skills change through time,” said Sugiyama. “The widespread evidence for such games among hunter-gather societies suggests that the motivation to engage in them is a universal feature of human psychology, generating behaviour that develops, rehearses, and refines the coalitional combat skills used in lethal raiding,” she said. PTI MHN MHNMHN
Facebook Read more Share on LinkedIn RECOMMENDED LISTENINGFootball Weekly will be in this general direction.THE FIVEЯYes, it’s our not-singing, not-dancing World Cup Fiver. Out every Thursday lunchtime BST, here’s the latest edition, on VAR.SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism – the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. If you value our journalism, please support us by making a one-off or recurring contribution.FIVER LETTERS“Now that Ailsa from Home and Away has failed in the attempt to get two sides relegated from the Premier League in a single season, I think it’s only fair to turn attention towards Phil Brown’s achievements at an entirely different end of the spectrum. Kudos to him for stringing together a series of results to safely steer two clubs away from the play-offs. At Southend, he was sacked after a mid-season run of one win in 10; had we had the foresight to get rid just two games earlier then his successor, Chris Powell, would almost certainly have got the same squad into the League One top six. Dropping down a division, Phil was brought in by a Swindon side on the cusp of the play-offs but his two wins in 10 meant they avoided a highly stressful climax. Understandably, Phil has been rewarded by Swindon with a new contract so I guess he can relax in the sun this summer and reflect on two jobs [not] well done” – Bryan Matthews.“In these saddest of times for Stoke City, perhaps the management team can learn from a local 13-year-old, who felt a need and went shopping on the internet. Surely there’s a striker listed out there somewhere” – Paul Benveniste.Send your letters to email@example.com. And if you’ve nothing better to do you can also tweet The Fiver. 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There are infinitely cheaper ways of reducing oneself to the state of angry, snarling, mouth-foaming maniac over the course of two hours, as anyone who has ever been put on hold by [insert pertinent energy/airline/mobile/insurance company name here] will readily testify. So on a fairly pointless final day of the league season that had about it an air of “School’s Out”, The Fiver’s c0ckles were warmed by almost unprecedented scenes at Huddersfield, where a Premier League football match was staged and almost every single person present seemed deliriously happy. Pinterest Twitter Share via Email Perhaps. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images Twitter Twitter Terriers fans were happy, because their club is staying in the Premier League, having pulled off the admittedly not-quite-as-impressive-when-you-look-at-it feat of not being as rubbish as Swansea, Stoke and West Brom. Arsenal fans were happy because they’re finally getting rid of Arsène Wenger, who in the course of 22 years at the club brought them unprecedented amounts of silverware, but whose most recent triumph at the club involved successfully zipping up his padded overcoat. Wenger was happy, because he would no longer have to contend with the abuse and cat-calls of various ingrates, many of whom have recently been tying themselves in knots in an effort to point out that wishing somebody well for the future having spent three years verbally abusing him in the nastiest possible terms does not make one a hypocrite. And finally, local light aircraft pilots were happy as there were so many planes trailing banners that the sky over the stadium resembled a scene from Dunkirk.In other unprecedented scenes, Wenger engaged in much unWengerlike behaviour: milking applause from all four sides of the ground, bowing with a flourish and gambolling across the pitch and down the tunnel, giving it a McCartney-esque two-thumbs aloft for the last time as Arsenal manager. “I should have announced every week I retire,” he said. “People are so nice since I said that. I think what will remain is the formidable human aspect of the last 22 years – that is special and I will cherish that. I had fantastic human experiences at the club, above the results, it was a human adventure.” On Sunday Wenger found himself drenched in the milk of universal human kindness. It was uncharacteristically warm, gloopy, civilised behaviour unbecoming of a football match and The Fiver didn’t like it.LIVE ON BIG WEBSITEJoin Jacob Steinberg from 7.45pm BST for hot MBM coverage of Fulham 2-2 Derby County (agg: 2-3).QUOTE OF THE DAY“Hopeless. We were training for cakes and Irn-Bru every day when we needed to be preparing for big games in the Premiership … His track record wasn’t great. He had a couple of relegations under his belt. But I don’t want to bad-mouth him too much” – Ross County midfielder Michael Gardyne fails pretty substantially, as he describes Owen Coyle after the club’s Scottish Premiership relegation. Pinterest Share on Messenger The Old Lady has no plans to abdicate, writes Paolo Bandini, but perhaps she can have a word with whichever of her minions came up with the “My7h” T-shirts the players were given after winning the Scudetto and next year’s inevitable 8hite.Flares raining down, plumes of smoke and police all over the pitch: Andy Brassell on a spicy end to an iffy Bundesliga season.Sid on Seville.As someone who claims to have been a goalkeeper at “a reasonably high level”, Sean Ingle reckons they ought to be valued more highly.Nick Miller had a crack at previewing the second leg of Fulham’s play-off defeat but got caught up pondering Ryan Sessegnon’s tattoos by mistake.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!LAST LINE For some mysterious reason, it sounds like West Ham fans aren’t happy about being called “keyboard warriors and malcontents” by the club’s vice-chair. As such, its been suggested Karren Brady might want to give her Sun column the elbow.The season is over so the more important business of transfers can now commence and first off the rank is Pablo Maffeo, politely invited by Manchester City to journey in the direction of Stuttgart.Ailsa fancies sticking around at Southampton, but will they fancy that? “The club will make a quick decision one way or the other,” he parped. “If it involves me, I will be delighted but I was given a short-term contract to come and do a job and that’s what I’ve done.” The tension is entirely bearable.And Tranmere Rovers are back, baby. “We’ve suffered, people have lost their jobs and to get the club back into the league is an unbelievably proud moment for me,” cheered Micky Mellon after their preposterous win over Boreham Wood.STILL WANT MORE?It’s end-of-season gongs day! 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Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men At first mention, socks may seem like a boring item to add to your Christmas list.That is, if you’re thinking about run-of-the-mill socks without any pizazz. But if you want some top-notch socks that can handle any activity you participate in, you’ll be blessed to open a gift of Darn Tough socks.So what makes Darn Tough so special?Well, for starters the company is so confident about the quality of its socks that it guarantees each pair for life without strings. Yes, really. That means if you can put a hole in them or wear them out, just mail them back to the company and they’ll send you a new pair. How cool is that?But beyond the unconditional lifetime guarantee, these socks are ultra comfortable and have antimicrobial properties to repel bacteria and odor.All of the socks are made in Darn Tough’s factory in Northfield, Vermont. They have extreme quality control to produce a top-notch sock, and they’re also in one of the best places in the world to test the socks whether they are running, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking or enjoying other types of activities.Ric Cabot, founder of Darn Tough socks, is a third generation sock maker. His grandfather was in the business and today he is partners with his own father.In the 90s and early 2000s their business was solely manufacturing. They crafted socks for some of the country’s biggest retailers like The Gap, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, J. Riggins, and others. When those companies began taking production off shore, the Cabots were left holding an empty bag.“I had to figure out a way to save the company or call it quits,” says Cabot. “That’s when I came up with Darn Tough in 2003.”He says they have the expertise to craft a quality sock—one that’s so tough that they back it with their no strings guarantee.“It’s either very smart or very stupid,” says Cabot of the guarantee, but they receive very few returns. “Our socks don’t wear out. They outlast the competition. No one else has the balls to stand behind their product like we stand behind ours. The more you wear and wash them, the better they are. They form fit to your foot.”Here are a few examples of what they offer:The top seller is their Micro Crew Cushion Sock, which retails for $19.The men’s Boot Sock Cushion is an all-weather sock that will keep your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter. These socks are 67% Merion wool, 29% nylon and 4 % lycra spandex. Retail price: $23.For skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, check out the Hojo Over-the-Calf Ultralight socks. Retail price: $23. Plus, there are many other colors plus socks designed for other activities.“We started with a very tight core of socks for outdoor enthusiasts, but we are expanding rapidly and including socks people can wear around the house and every day to work,” says Cabot. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits
Swissco, October 10, 2013 My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 zoom Mainboard-listed Swissco Holdings Limited, announced that it has secured charter contracts worth an aggregate of US$7.17 million for its vessels.The Group secured 2 years charter contracts each for its two anchor handling tugs (AHTs), ‘Swissco Superior’ and ‘Swissco Singapore’ and the two AHTs are to be deployed in West Africa. One of the AHT has already reached West Africa; while the other is due to depart for the location by the end of the week. Both contracts are given to Swissco by a UAE oil and gas company operating in West Africa and the contracts come with 3 x 1 year extension options.Besides securing the above contracts, Swissco also secured immediate short term contracts for two of its newly delivered vessels, ‘Swissco Ruby’ and ‘Swissco Neptune’. Both the vessels are mobilised to go straight to the work sites currently.‘Swissco Ruby’ is an Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel (AHTS) while ‘Swissco Neptune’ is a 58 metres long multi-purpose work boat with DP-1 capabilities. Both these vessels are newly delivered.“The demand for our vessels remains healthy and we are pleased to have chartered out our two AHTs to our Middle Eastern client for deployment in West Africa. Besides these contracts, we are able to secure immediate short term charters for our two newly delivered vessels, comprising an AHTS and a multi-purpose work maintenance vessel immediately after delivery. We believe that chartering side will continue to see strong demand and with that background, we are focused on our vessel expansion and fleet renewal program to enhance our fleet capabilities,” said Mr. Alex Yeo, Chief Executive Officer of Swissco.The Group would also like to provide an update on the vessel fleet. Print Close
Once it takes delivery of the four remaining units, Eagle Bulk Shipping, one of the world’s largest owner-operators within the Supramax/Ultramax segment, will have a fleet of 50 ships, including 20 Ultramax drybulk vessels acquired over the last 36 months.,Four of the six bulkers, acquired earlier through two separate deals, would be delivered with scrubbers. The additions are part of Eagle Bulk Shipping’s fleet renewal strategy.,Once it takes delivery of the four remaining units, Eagle Bulk Shipping, one of the world’s largest owner-operators within the Supramax/Ultramax segment, will have a fleet of 50 ships, including 20 Ultramax drybulk vessels acquired over the last 36 months. zoomIllustration; Source: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license U.S.-based ship owner and operator Eagle Bulk Shipping has taken delivery of the second of six recently acquired Ultramax drybulk vessels.The ship, that has been renamed the M/V Sydney Eagle, is a 2015-built, high specification scrubber-fitted SDARI-64 bulker built at Jiangsu New Hantong Ship Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.The first unit from the batch, that has been renamed the M/V Dublin Eagle, was delivered to its new owner less than a week earlier.Four of the six bulkers, acquired earlier through two separate deals, would be delivered with scrubbers. The additions are part of Eagle Bulk Shipping’s fleet renewal strategy.
Srinagar: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday paid tributes to the Kargil War martyrs at the Martyrs’ Memorial inside the headquarters of Army’s 15 Corps here. President Kovind laid a wreath at the Martyrs’ Memorial inside the Badami Bagh headquarters. He also signed the visitor’s register at the Memorial. Senior Army officers, including GOC 15 Corps Lieutenant General K.J.S. Dhillon, were present during the wreath laying ceremony. As supreme commander of the Armed Forces, President Kovind was scheduled to visit Drass town of Kargil district today to attend the 20th anniversary celebrations of Kargil victory there. However, the programme was cancelled due to bad weather.
Bengaluru: Infosys announced it has been selected by Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) for a cloud based IoT telematics product implementation along with application support and development for its SAP Platform. As the development partner for TMHNA Global Telematics Solution, a cloud-based IoT offering, Infosys said it would enable remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities including vehicle access control, system maintenance, condition sensing and location tracking. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Leveraging its experience and presence in the connected vehicle space, Infosys will help TMHNA draw insights from the data collected to provide better service and improve after sales experiences for consumers in the forklift industry, the Bengaluru-headquartered company said. Infosys said it would also provide SAP Application Maintenance Services to TMHNA through its ValuePLUS service offering that enables smart governance, higher productivity, business satisfaction and efficiency.
Half of a group of 120 Sri Lankan migrants who arrived on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion two weeks ago were deported early on Monday, officials said, according to the AFP news service.The group of 60, including three women and three children, were flown back to Sri Lanka in a special flight, the island’s prefecture said in a statement. The fishing boat’s three Indonesian crew members have been charged with assisting illegal immigration. Remanded in custody, they are scheduled to appear in court on May 15. Since March 2018, 273 Sri Lankans have arrived on Reunion Island, of whom 130 are still there.They are waiting for OFPRA (the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) to rule on their asylum applications. The group of 120 migrants arrived at Reunion on April 13, having made the 4,000-kilometre trip in a fishing boat. They each paid 2,000-5,000 euros (USD 2,230-USD 5,580) for the crossing. All the others have been sent back to Sri Lanka. “There are clearly illegal immigration networks in operation,” said Frederic Joram, secretary general of Reunion Island’s Prefecture.
According to the announcement, the debate on 20 January will provide an opportunity for the 15-nation Council to examine the results of the activities of its Counter-Terrorism Committee that was established in the wake of the terrorist attacks against the United States on 11 September 2001.The meeting will also allow Council members to make a political assessment of the actions that have been taken and consider formulating new guidelines to improve the effectiveness of the fight against terrorism.The purpose is also to give new impetus to international action to combat the scourge of terrorism, the announcement said.
by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Dec 22, 2015 9:01 am MDT Last Updated Dec 22, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The groundbreaking live broadcast of the off-Broadway musical “Daddy Long Legs” got quite some attention. It was watched by more than 150,000 people in 135 countries, according to figures compiled by the show.Producer Ken Davenport, who arranged for the first ever free online stream of any Broadway or off-Broadway show, said Tuesday the data exceeded his expectations. He saw ticket sales increase in its wake and the show trend nationally on Twitter.Many in the theatre community were watching to see what results came of the experiment. Would people turn off “The Big Bang Theory,” ”The Mentalist” and “Bones” in favour of a new musical? Several sites, including the new BroadwayHD, make their business model offering stage shows on computers and phones. Davenport’s data shows there is a thirst for such services.“Ninety-nine per cent of them want more streaming in the future, 82 per cent said they’d pay for it,” he said in a phone interview. “It just says how much people are so passionate about this happening for more shows.”Some 150,055 people watched the livestreams on Dec. 10, which is equivalent to 10.4 weeks of sold-out performances of “Wicked.” The average age of viewers was 46.6 years old and 68 per cent were women.Forty per cent of viewers knew nothing about the musical before the livestream but tuned in anyway. According to the feedback, almost 62 per cent watched from a desktop and a quarter from a mobile device.“I’m unbelievably excited and enthused by it,” said Davenport, who has helped produce such Broadway shows as “Kinky Boots,” ”Spring Awakening” and “Allegiance.”“Daddy Long Legs,” about a romance that spans several years, features music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and a book by John Caird, who also directs. It stars actor Adam Halpin and his wife, Megan McGinnis.The show was captured at the 150-seat theatre with two cameras and a GoPro. After the show debuted in New York, the performance was replayed for the West Coast, in the United Kingdom and Japan.The majority of viewers — 78.4 per cent — were in the U.S., but the show was also watched in places like Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Fiji and Syria. The largest percentage of views came from within driving distance to the Davenport Theatre, where the show is playing.___Online: http://www.daddylonglegsmusical.com___Follow Mark Kennedy at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mark-kennedy Free broadcast of musical ‘Daddy Long Legs’ draws 150,000 streams from 135 countries HOLD FOR STORY – FILE – This undated file photo provided by Matt Ross Public Relations shows Adam Halpin, right, and Megan McGinnis in the off-Broadway musical, “Daddy Long Legs.” The groundbreaking live broadcast of the show was watched by more than 150,000 people in 135 countries, according to figures compiled by the show. Producer Ken Davenport, who arranged for the first ever free online stream on Dec. 10, 2015, of any Broadway or off-Broadway show, said the data exceeded his expectations. (Jeremy Daniel/Matt Ross Public Relations via AP, File)
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. However, the zoo insists the sport is the ideal way to keep its male tiger, Dragan, and male lion, Jasiri, fit and healthy.Benjamin Mee, chief executive of Dartmoor Zoo, said the activity is good for big cats because it mimics real life in the wild.“People are making a fuss about nothing,” Mr Mee, 53, said. “I think this is 100 per cent the right thing to be doing; the lion loves it. One of the problems people have potentially raised is the lion doesn’t get fed unless he wins, but obviously that isn’t the case.“In the wild the level of force a lion puts its whole physique through is considerably more than we can replicate.”Jason Leake, 31, a lorry driver from Torquay, Devon, who tried the tug of war, said: “The lion was locked away when they set it all up, we had a safety briefing and they told us what to do.They told us to stay on the left side of the rope and to do whatever the instructor told us.“We had to stop pulling when the lion had the meat and then pull again when he let go. The power was mental. We had no chance. Apparently a rugby team had come in and they had the same result.” An online petition set up by Sue Dally calling for an end to the tiger tug of war, which costs £15 to enter, has attracted nearly 2,000 signatures.She has accused the zoo of “acting more like a circus”, adding: “It’s cruel and shows a total lack of respect for these beautiful majestic wild animals.“The zoo claims it’s to give the animals intellectual exercise and fun, but it comes across as putting profits before the animal’s welfare.” Keepers were always present during the tug of war to ensure the big cats, which can choose not to participate, and the guests were always safeCredit:SWNS For centuries the game of tug of war has been an exhausting test of strength and stamina between evenly matched teams of athletes.But, a zoo’s decision to invite visitors to take on an unlikely opponent – a hungry 25 stone lion or tiger – has been condemned by animal rights campaigners.Dartmoor Zoo’s ‘Human vs Beast’ competition pits a team of four visitors, aged from just eight years old, in a tug of war against the might of a big cat.A slab of meat is tied to the end of the rope in the animal’s enclosure, while those trying to wrestle it from the jaws of the creature are safely on the other side of the fence with the rope running beneath the partition. The animals inevitably win, the zoo said. Simon Moore, the zoo’s senior keeper, said the game, introduced this month, was based on an exercise keepers play with the animals. He said because the zoo was a charity funds made from the game were invested back into conservation, education and research.He added keepers were always present during the tug of war to ensure the big cats, which can choose not to participate, and the guests were always safe.Mr Mee last night refused to withdraw the animals’ “rope pulling enrichment activity”, adding it would be “bitterly ironic if animal rights campaigners stop animals getting enrichment in zoos”. The lion at Dartmoor Zoo takes part in a tug of war with some visitors in the ‘human vs beast challenge’Credit:Jay Leake/SWNS An RSPCA spokesperson said while it recognised the need to provide physical exercise for the animals, there were “alternative ways of doing this and we feel it should not be marketed for public entertainment and that this activity does not promote respect for animals.”
BMT WBM (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has completed an independent expert review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) for the proposed Woodlark Island Gold Project, situated in the maritime province of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea.BMT was commissioned by the Papua New Guinea Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) to provide technical review, advice and recommendations which were then incorporated into the final EIS Assessment Report for the Director of Environment to present to the Environment Council. BMT’s assessment was undertaken through a staged process which included a detailed technical review of the EIS and EMMP documentation and development of a numerical model to analyse the predictions made in the EIS regarding the behaviour of tailings from the Deep Sea Tailings Placement (DSTP) in the receiving environment.Lyn Leger, Senior Environmental Consultant at BMT WBM explains: “In the review we undertook independent modelling based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and with Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) software to predict the behaviour of DSTP plumes and provide a basis for cross-checking the impact predictions generated by the modelling outlined in the EIS.”Another key aspect of BMT WBM’s work included a thorough review of the sedimentation impacts in downstream waterways from the mining activities such as construction and operation of the mining voids. BMT WBM’s sister company, BMT Cordah also provided support in assessing potential social impacts related to food, water and cultural resources and helping to determine whether or not the local people’s livelihoods would be affected by the associated environmental impacts.Dr Darren Richardson, Project Director at BMT WBM comments: “We are extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to support DEC with this project. Since presenting our findings to DEC enabling them to put forward a recommendation, the Environment Council has recently provided approval for this project – a true indicator of the confidence our team of experts instilled as part of our thorough, independent review.”
Crisis in Spain taking more seriuos effects. One of the relatively stabile team, CAI Aragon from Zaragoza, has to reconstruct squad for the next season. Club Management decided to finish cooperation with Fredrik Larsson, Vukasin Stojanovic and Carlos Rodríguez Prendes, but also, where close to the door is Swedish line player, Robert Arrhenius.One of the players, who was one of the most important part of the squad is Serbian right back, Ivan Stankovic (29). Member of the Serbian National Team reacted quickly and made a deal with French champion, Montpellier, to become third Serbian there after Mladen Bojinovic and Mitar Markez. ← Previous Story Bilbija and Vortmann join GWD Minden Next Story → Arnautovic left Crvena zvezda after Perunicic’s attack! HC MontpellierIvan Stankovic
GARDAÍ HAVE RECOVERED three shotguns and a small quantity of ammunition during a search at a National School in Dublin city.The National School on Basin Lane, Dublin 8, was searched by gardaí today following reports of suspicious activity in the school grounds in the last number of days.Gardaí discovered the firearms, which were wrapped in plastic, on the roof of the school at about 11.30 am. The area was immediately sealed off for a forensic technical examination before the guns were removed for further examination.An investigation into the incident is on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact Kilmainham Garda station on 01 666 9700.
Short URL By Ronan Smyth Friday 17 Feb 2017, 1:22 PM Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike Mandate Trade Union has called on Tesco to resolve the issue as soon as possible. http://jrnl.ie/3245087 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 17th 2017, 1:22 PM Share Tweet Email2 Blacked out pedestrian crossing outside Bray Tesco superstore. Source: Mandate Trade UnionUpdated 14.40TESCO IRELAND HAS said it painted over a pedestrian crossing at its Bray superstore, during a strike, over safety concerns.Tesco responded to criticism about the removal of the pedestrian crossing, stating that “safety of our colleagues and customers is our utmost priority”.Sinn Féin Wicklow TD John Brady said he was made aware of the removal of the crossing early this morning and subsequently contacted the gardaí.Brady said, “The actions of Tesco with the removal of the pedestrian crossing is a serious issue”.Brady also expressed concern about the possibility of somebody being injured while the crossing is out of commission, especially with a number of schools in the area.“It needs to resolved with immediate effect.” said Brady.Tesco says it undertook the measure after receiving a number of complaints about safety.Some of the employees of the Bray store are currently taking part in industrial action, and some of the picketers were in place at the pedestrian crossing.According to a spokesperson for Tesco Ireland: “We received a high volume of complaints yesterday from people who were concerned for their safety.The constant presence of picketers on a Tesco traffic crossing at the entrance to our car park was done to obstruct traffic. It was also preventing the public from safely crossing outside our Bray store.According to a spokesperson for Tesco, the company has placed two lollipop ladies and two security guards at the junction to ensure safety for both pedestrians and traffic.However, Brady questions the viability of this solution, saying he doesn’t expect Tesco to keep them there 24/7.The company has received backlash over the move, with some citing safety concerns about removing the crossing.Mandate Trade Union has expressed concerns on their Facebook page about the removal of the pedestrian crossing, stating: “This crossing is used by three local schools in the Bray area and this morning there has been disruption and anxiety for parents bringing their children to school.”Mandate has called on Tesco to the resolve matter as soon as possible.The crossing is located on a public road and TheJournal.ie understands that Wicklow County Council will be seeking the crossing being reinstated as a matter of public safety.Eight Tesco stores have been on strike in recent days with a further eight joining the industrial action today.A statement released by the gardaí has said that they are aware of the incident but no complaint has been made.READ: High court overturns €40,000 damages payout to woman who fell on Wicklow WayREAD: Two ministers are out of FG leadership race, but some say it’s ‘ludicrous’ to change leader now 50,058 Views 76 Comments
Un séisme de 6,2 secoue l’Asie centrale et fait 13 victimesDans la nuit du mardi 19 au mercredi 20 juillet, un fort séisme a secoué le Kirghizstan et l’Ouzbékistan, situés en Asie centrale, faisant au moins 13 victimes dans ce dernier pays. Mercredi à 1H35 heure locale (soit mardi à 21H35 heure de Paris), un puissant tremblement de terre de magnitude 6,2 a secoué le Kirghizstan, se propageant jusqu’en Ouzbékistan où il a fait 13 morts parmi la population de plusieurs villes et villages de la région de Ferghana, dans l’est du pays. Les victimes ont péri dans l’effondrement de leurs maisons, et 86 autres personnes ont dû être soignées et 35 hospitalisées, selon le ministère ouzbèke des Situations d’urgence cité par Reuters.À lire aussiInternet pourrait être le meilleur système au monde pour détecter les séismesLe séisme s’est produit dans la vallée de Ferghana, qui court sur 3 pays : l’Ouzbékistan, le Tadjikistan et enfin le Kirghizstan, où a été localisé l’épicentre du phénomène (précisément à 42 kilomètres au sud-ouest de la ville de Ferghana). Pour l’instant, aucune victime ne serait à déplorer au Kirghizstan. Cette partie de l’Asie centrale, très peuplée, est une région à haut risque sismique : en 2008, un tremblement de terre avait déjà tué 70 personnes au Kirghizstan alors qu’en 1966, des milliers de personnes s’étaient retrouvées sans-abri après un séisme de magnitude 7,5 dans la capitale ouzbèke, Tachkent.Le 21 juillet 2011 à 12:21 • Maxime Lambert
Share by the numbersIn 2013, Share of Vancouver:o Sheltered 1,400 homeless people.o Served nearly 90,000 hot meals.o Helped an average of 100 households per month with housing subsidies, other support.SOURCE: sharevancouver.orgWith fewer people coming to the Clark County Public Service Center to get property deeds and other legal documents recorded, fewer fees are landing in the bank account of Share Vancouver.Share, Clark County’s leading nonprofit agency serving the homeless and hungry, is expecting a reduction in county funding of at least $150,000 next year. “There are a lot less deeds being recorded and the fund is smaller,” Share Executive Director Diane McWithey said. A funding cut that size doesn’t sound like much, but McWithey said that Share’s 2015 budget is already set at $5.7 million, and that $2.5 million of that is “pass-through money.”“It is rental subsidies and deposits, transportation funds — money that comes into Share but immediately turns around and goes out for a client,” McWithey said. Share’s “true operational budget is $3.2 million, and we run an extremely lean machine. There is not room to make cuts.”McWithey said Share already cut most of its staff training budget, implemented a salary and hiring freeze, and is prepared to draw from its reserves if a new fundraising campaign is unsuccessful.
Started in 1883 as Inland Printer, Penton Media’s American Printer magazine will be stopping production after 128 years. The August 2011 edition has been the last title published.The announcement came Friday in the form of a blog post from Katherine O’Brien, editor of the magazine.”There won’t be a September issue,” she wrote. “Penton, our parent company, stuck with us through some mighty lean months, but ultimately, there was no foreseeable model to achieve profitability. (Many of our readers are all too familiar with this problem.)”American Printer at the time of closing had about 47,000 subscribers and overall circulation is about the same, according to a Penton representative, though the title is not audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Page views are held at about 40,000 and unique visitors are about 22,000. According to a spokesperson from Penton, the publication has been discontinued because “it was just not a model within our scope and it wasn’t a strategic fit anymore–we’re constantly looking at publications within our scope and if they don’t really make a strategic fit within our list of publications than we have to look at that and see what fits and works within our strategic realm, that’s the thought behind that.”This b2b trade publication was designed for an audience of commercial printers and had a focus on printing management, press technologies and “prepress, press and postpress issues,” according to its website. Industry trends, product introductions and real-world solutions for boosting profitability and production were among the topics covered.Subscriptions to the free publication could be accessed in print and digitally (pictured) and an e-newsletter was also available along with a video library on AmericanPrinter.com and readers could subscribe to American Printer TV through iTunes or an RSS feed. The publication had 569 Facebook fans and 2,226 Twitter followers.”I’ll miss American Printer,” Facebook fan Julie Shaffer posted Friday afternoon. “The print version’s been getting thinner and thinner so this is not shocking, but still sad.” Meanwile, Gordonsville, Virginia-based printer American Press has also folded, citing economic conditions in the printing industry over the last three years that have left the company no longer economically viable. The decision was made in June, with operations gradually phased out over the summer. American Press had 123 employees, with print runs ranging from 30,000 to 2.5 million (with a sweet spot between 50,000 and 250,000).
The U.S. Supreme Court Building. Photo by Kjetil Ree, via Wikimedia CommonsThe U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear four same-sex marriage cases and will rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans by early summer. A federal court decision made same-sex marriage legal in Alaska in October. Download AudioThe Parnell administration started the appeals process for that decision. The Walker administration had been debating whether or not to continue with the appeal. But Cori Mills with the Department of Law says the Supreme Court’s decision to make a final ruling on same-sex marriage bans preempted the Walker administration. Attorney General Craig Richards issued a statement saying he will ask the 9th Circuit to put a hold on Alaska’s appeal until after the Supreme Court makes a final ruling.Mills says same-sex couples in Alaska can continue to marry as the case proceeds through the court system. The Supreme Court denied the state’s request for a stay on same-sex marriages last fall.