first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on April 10 a plea of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in three cases related to the multi-crore-rupee fodder scam in which he has been convicted.A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to file reply by April 9 and said Yadav’s bail plea will be taken up for hearing next Wednesday. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo, sought urgent listing of the bail plea saying notice has been issued in the matter. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the agency needs to file reply in the matter. “You (CBI) file the reply by April 9. We will take up the matter (Yadav’s bail plea) on April 10,” the bench said. In the previous hearing, Prasad told the top court that he has been in jail for 22 months following his conviction in the three cases. Sibal had told the bench that Prasad was sentenced to three-and-a-half years, 14 years and five years in prison in the three cases respectively. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”I was convicted in the three cases based on the same evidence and under the same offences. I have already served 22 months in jail. “How can I be convicted three times for the same offence, based on the same evidence?,” Sibal had asked the court. The court had then asked Sibal about the offences for which Prasad was convicted. “I have been convicted under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating) of the IPC and section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act,” the lawyer had said. The RJD chief, lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi, challenged the January 10 verdict of the Jharkhand High Court dismissing his bail plea. The three cases in which Prasad has been convicted are related to the over-Rs 900-crore fodder scam, which pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of money from the treasuries in the Animal Husbandry department in the early 1990s, when Jharkhand was part of Bihar. The RJD was in power in Bihar with Prasad as the chief minister when the scam had allegedly taken place. In the high court, the RJD supremo cited old age and poor health for grant of bail. Prasad (71) said he was suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and other ailments and that he had already obtained bail in one of the fodder scam cases. He has been convicted for fraudulent withdrawal of money from the Deoghar, Dumka and two Chaibasa treasuries situated in Jharkhand. He is currently facing trial in another fodder scam case pertaining to the Doranda treasury. The RJD chief has been undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) at Ranchi for the last few months.last_img read more

Rabat – INTA approved the European Union-Moroccan agriculture deal on Monday. A final vote in a plenary session in January will follow the adoption.Several EU commissions have adopted the agriculture partnership between the EU and Morocco, including the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) in November.The votes of the EU committees reflect the positive view of the members of the European Parliament towards the partnership between the EU and Morocco. INTA’s adoption also brushes aside Polisario’s repeated allegations that Morocco exploits the natural resources of Western Sahara.Read Also: EU Agriculture Committee Views Morocco-EU Agriculture Deal PositivelyThe chairman of the Morocco-EU joint parliamentary committee, Abderrahim Atmoune, said, “The vote adds value to the quality of relations with the European Parliament.”Quoted by Moroccan television channel 2m, Atmoune said the vote also comes to “consolidate the growing strategic importance of Morocco in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and the model of democratic, political, and economic development that the kingdom embodies in relation to other countries, particularly in North Africa, and in the Arab world.”Atmoune also emphasized “the common will to continue the Euro-Moroccan dialogue and the importance of finding answers to the challenges and threats facing our regions and acting in solidarity” to promote the cooperative binding between the EU and Morocco.As well as the agriculture agreement, Morocco and the EU have agreed to renew their fisheries deal, which expired on July 14.The fisheries deal must pass through the EU Parliament and receive ratification by all 28 EU member states before entering into effect.Several members supported the renewal of the partnership, including Spain.On November 13, Spanish Minister of Agriculture Luis Planas called for a “rapid ratification” of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement at the European Parliament. read more

In his latest periodic report to the Security Council on Somalia, the Secretary-General says the process of rebuilding national institutions in that country should go forward with strong and impartial efforts at local reconciliation. To help that process, Mr. Annan intends to consult with all concerned parties on setting up a Committee of Friends of Somalia that could bring together interested countries and organizations in the search for a lasting peace, and to help mobilize funds for rehabilitation and development.In recent weeks, challenges to local political authorities in “Somaliland” and “Puntland” have led to uncertainty regarding the political stability of those regions, the Secretary-General reports. In addition, an estimated 750,000 people are in need of assistance in Somalia to cover food shortfalls stemming from past harvest failure.Mr. Annan concludes that it is not possible at present to recommend the deployment of a post-conflict peace-building mission in Somalia, although he intends to submit a detailed proposal to the Security Council once the situation there improves sufficiently. In the same report, the Secretary-General expresses concern about the human rights situation in Somalia and the fact that, despite the best efforts of UN and other humanitarian agencies, large sections of the Somali population continue to suffer from the internal conflict and its consequences with little hope of improvement in their living conditions. The situation, he says, is exacerbated by the lack of security that prevents relief workers from reaching populations in need. In that context, the Secretary-General reiterates his call on donors to respond to the consolidated appeals process and contribute to ongoing and future development programmes in Somalia.In another report on Somalia released today in New York, the Secretary-General says the combined effects of a decade of conflict, climatic change and economic disinvestments have made Somalia one of the poorest places on Earth. “On average, Somalis live off less than half a dollar a day and have an average life expectancy of 45 years of age,” the report states, stressing that efforts by the international community will be needed to ensure a synchronized political and aid approach allowing for humanitarian access and neutrality. read more

“But reconstruction efforts is not finished, and the country still faces many serious challenges,” Ms. Fréchette said in remarks to a meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the peace agreement which brought an end to 16 years of violent armed conflict.Ms. Fréchette urged ECOSOC to remain engaged with the people of Mozambique in their inspiring struggle. “Today should be not only a day of commemoration, but one on which we pledge our renewed commitment to their future security and well being,” she said.The example of Mozambique provided lessons to other countries in the value of political will, leadership, international support and a clear Security Council mandate, Ms. Fréchette said. Other lessons included the regional context provided by the establishment of democracy in South Africa, the impact of peace on socio-economic development and the transformation of the former opposition in the country into a political party.Since the peace agreement was signed, the Deputy Secretary-General said, Mozambicans have worked hard to safeguard the democratic process and create a dynamic civil society as they stressed the importance of human rights. Mozambicans had brought that same courage to bear on other national challenges such as the devastating floods of February 2000, the spread of AIDS and the threat of drought.Leonardo Santos Simaõ, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, said the successful implementation of the UN Operation for Mozambique (UNOMOZ) and the on-going process of post-conflict peace-building had put the country in the spotlight as a success story.”Ten years after the end of violent armed conflict, peace, stability and development are definitely entrenched in Mozambique,” he said. read more

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Police said Monday they suspect a man was on drugs when he rammed his car through the front of a California Walmart store and began assaulting customers, injuring four people.Haamid Ade Zaid, 33, of Seaside, was being held without bail at the Santa Clara County Jail for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, being under the influence of drugs, and resisting arrest, San Jose Police Officer Albert Morales said.“In my 18-year career I have never seen anything like this,” Morales told the San Jose Mercury News. “After looking at some of the pictures, it’s amazing he didn’t hit anybody with the vehicle.”The store was open for business Monday. It had closed for about five hours Sunday after the incident, said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.Grief counsellors were expected to be onsite for employees this week, Hardie added.Zaid was arrested Sunday after a red Oldsmobile Cutlass crashed through the San Jose storefront and hit a beer display before stopping near the pharmacy.The driver got out of the car with a blunt object and began attacking people, police said. No motive has been determined.About 70 people were inside the store, near the scene of the crash. One suffered serious injuries.Morales did not know the extent of the injuries to the other three people but said they were not life-threatening. A store employee was among those injured.Shopper and witness Tianna Doan said the injured employee was a cashier who was hit with the blunt object and had a head injury.Two other vehicles were struck in the parking lot before the Oldsmobile crashed into the store.Sharon Kaye told the Mercury News the driver sideswiped her car as he made several runs around the parking lot before driving between poles at the entrance of the store.“At first, I thought I may have done something to anger him while driving,” she said. “But then I realized he was out to get into the store.” by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2013 9:09 am MDT Police suspect driver was under influence of drugs in California Walmart crash, attack AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

DES MOINES, Iowa — Becca Hittner scored 23 points to lead No. 21 Drake past Clarke College 91-43 on Tuesday.Sara Rhine had 22 points, making all 10 of her shots for Drake (8-1). A record crowd of 6,031 at the Knapp Center was on hand for the annual game for elementary and middle school students.Tina Ubl led Clarke (7-3) with 14 points and Makenna Haase added 12 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks.The Bulldogs led 52-22 at halftime and held Clarke to just nine points in the third quarter.Drake shot 59 per cent from the field and made 9 of 18 from 3-point range.The Bulldogs, who led the country in assists coming into the game, had 29. Maddie Monahan had seven of them.The Associated Press read more

Junior opposite hitter Maxime Hervoir spikes the ball during the NCAA championship on Saturday. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe No. 3 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (3-1) beat No. 13 USC (3-3) 3-1 at the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge Thursday night. The Buckeyes and the Trojans played nearly even for much of the first set until the score was 21-16, when USC senior opposite hitter John Rivera missed his serve. Ohio State was able to score the final four points of the set with kills from freshman outside hitter Martin Lallemand and senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, as well as two consecutive service aces from Szerszen to win 25-16.The Buckeyes had 12 kills and a .409 hitting percentage in the first set.Ohio State won the second set 25-20. Ohio State redshirt junior middle blocker Blake Leeson and Lallemond each contributed four kills. The Buckeyes garnered nine points from USC service errors.USC ended Ohio State’s two-set win streak and pulled within one set, winning the third 25-20. The Trojans scored 16 kills and had their highest hitting percentage in a set of the match at .407. The Trojans received nine points from Ohio State service and attacking errors.The Buckeyes clinched the match by taking the fourth set 25-21, despite having their lowest hitting percentage for the match at .276. Ohio State also had seven service errors, its highest total of the match. USC’s .125 hitting percentage was its lowest of the match.USC redshirt junior outside hitter Jack Wyett’s 18 kills were the most by anyone on either team. Szerszen finished with an Ohio State-leading 17 kills. Ohio State junior setter Sanil Thomas led the game in assists with 44 and his teammate, redshirt junior libero Aaron Samarin, led both teams with seven digs. read more

first_imgThe Social Psychology of Risk, Safety and Leadership MaturityDr Robert Long, Executive Director, Human Dymensions The Truth is Stranger than Fiction – The Story of Ridgeway Gold MineGeoff Dunstan FAusIMM(CP), Head of Mining Operations, Newcrest Mining Ltd Decisions, Decisions – Impacts of Uncertainty, Variability Modelling and PsychologyProfessor Steve Begg, Head of School and Professor of Petroleum, Engineering & Management, University of Adelaide The AusIMM will host the Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining in Sydney from the 9-11 May 2016.  The MassMin series of conferences remains the pre-eminent global bulk underground mining event, attracting hundreds of delegates from all major mining companies and countries.The MassMin conference series has evolved over more than 30 years to focus principally on large-scale underground mining with an emphasis on the application of mining methods that involve caving the overlaying rock mass as the ore is mined’. These methods represent a mining approach capable of supporting the largest scale and lowest operating cost underground mining currently available. At the same time more conventional mining on a massive scale also fits the concept having many traits in common with caving methods, such as bulk materials handling, but with more challenging requirements for enabling services (ventilation, logistics, backfill, etc) and technical services.Mass mining participants including researchers, planners, consultants, equipment and service suppliers and mine operators who meet to share experiences and ideas, successes and lessons learnt, and to discuss possible futures resulting from potential new techniques.The conference will provide an excellent overview of the current status of underground mining and will be an opportunity to gain valuable insight and knowledge from the industry’s leading practitioners who will be in attendance.EVENT HIGHLIGHTSOver 100 technical papers to be presented over three daysSix expert keynote speakers:Trade exhibition and equipment displayParticipate in three networking functionsTake part in three site tours and four workshops KEYNOTE SPEAKERSSmart Mining Technologies – the Way ForwardFidel Báez Nuñez, Executive Vice President, CODELCO, Chilecenter_img Women as Mine Managers – A Utopia?Monica Quinteiro, General Manager, Quality & Environment, LKAB, SwedenAsa Sundqvist, Mine Manager, LKAB Malmberget Mine, Sweden  CONFERENCE TOURSMt Isa / Ernest Henry MiningCadia and Northparkes – Sold OutOlympic DamCONFERENCE WORKSHOPSCave EstablishmentManaging Geohazards Risks in Cave MiningMonitoring and Modelling the Seismic Rock MassACG Physical and Numerical Modelling of Caving MechanicsFor further information and to register please visit: www.massmin2016.comlast_img read more

first_imgCobalt 27 Capital Corp has received confirmation from Vale of the start of the Voisey’s Bay transition to underground mining with the first blast at the Reid Brook portal rock face of the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion (VBME), located in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.“Congratulations to the Vale team on this important milestone. The blast, which was ahead of schedule, is the first of thousands that will take place over the life of the project, and is a key milestone marking the commencement of underground construction of the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion, which is expected to be an important source of cobalt outside of the DRC. Construction activities on the Voisey’s Bay underground mine are now focused on starting the underground development on all four declines with significant initial construction planned through to the end of 2018 into early 2019.” commented Anthony Milewski, Chairman and CEO, Cobalt 27.On June 28, 2018, Cobalt 27 announced that the company had closed its acquisition of a $300 million cobalt stream on Vale’s Voisey’s Bay Mine including from the planned VBME. The company’s 32.6% Cobalt Stream is expected to deliver approximately 1.9 Mlb/y of cobalt to Cobalt 27, to be settled in physical delivery for the life of the mine, commencing January 1, 2021. Vale announced its plans to proceed with the construction of the VBME on June 11, 2018, and is expected to have its first full year of production in 2021. Total estimated capital expenditures to complete construction and commissioning of the VBME are estimated by Vale to be bout $1.7 billion. Vale expects with VBME to extend Voisey’s Bay’s mine life to 2034.last_img read more

first_img[The over 70s] are the people who made this country what it is today, notwithstanding the Government’s best efforts to undermine them. They raised us, nursed us when we were sick, protected us from violence, grew our food and ran a proud Civil Service. Are we to repay them by taking away something which was freely given by the then Minister for Health, Deputy Martin, and his Government in 2001?Various parts of this motion were echoed later by TDs such as Charlie McConalogue and Colm Keaveney.Deputy Keaveney said that the government “talked the talk, but lamentably, no great surprise, failed to walk the walk”.“This is another measure that will drive a wedge between citizens and the government,” he said, “and sets out to kill off the remains of social solidarity in this country. This bill will leave many more facing into uncertainty with their best friend — fear.”The debate on the Health Bill 2013 continues tomorrow in the Dáil.Read: IMO accuses Reilly of ‘racing ahead’ with extension of free GP care >More: Reilly apologises over medical card problems > DISCUSSION OF MEASURES which will lower income limits for medical cards for the over 70s was heated as James Reilly faced stiff opposition from government TDs today.The Minister for Health was discussing the Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2013 which will play a part in making next year what he called ”the most challenging for the health services” ever, although patient safety remains a priority.He defended the measures by noting that while less people will be entitled to medical cards, more people will be able to access free GP visits than before and have some costs reduced on prescription medicine.He said there has a been a rise of 60% in the number of people with medical cards over the past decade, which he called a “reflection on the nature of our economic meltdown”.Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher said that although the Minister says recent measures are the first steps towards introducing universal healthcare, that he is actually “limiting access to more people” in a “shameful reversal of policy”.He referenced a 2008 motion by Fine Gael, then in opposition, which attacked the Fianna Fáil government for withdrawing the automatic entitled to a medical card for the over 70s, a decision Reilly called “penny wise but pound foolish” at the time:last_img read more

first_imgAfter spending 20 years as an MEP, but having failed to get elected to the UK parliament, Farage is to contest the upcoming European elections as a Brexit Party MEP.“I don’t want to see Britain humiliated on the world stage,” he said, drawing a comparison between Theresa May asking the EU for more time to Oliver Twist.“Her dreadful treaty… it’s such a shameful document… it’s only something someone would have signed who had been defeated in war.” It may seem to be impossible, it may seem too difficult, but if there ever there was a time for shakeup, if ever there was a time that Brexit was possible, it is now.  Nigel Farage speaks at Brexit Party’s first rally, as crowd boos mention of Macron and Obama When the crowd booed the mention of Barack Obama, Farage said: “I have a friend in the White House who would agree with that.” Apr 13th 2019, 3:55 PM As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: 73 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Twitter Saturday 13 Apr 2019, 3:55 PM If that grubby deal [gets passed] … the Brexit Party will literally explode and split the other parties in two.He said the Brexit Party was “fresh, it is new, it is professional, it is patriotic, and we are fighting this with one simple objective: to win”.He also said that he was not “anti-European”, but wanted a Europe “of nation states”, and criticised the idea of a European army. 36,341 Views FORMER UKIP LEADER Nigel Farage has given a speech at the Brexit Party’s first campaign rally, after the party was officially launched yesterday.“What happened on June 23 2016 should have been decisive,” he told those gathered in Birmingham this afternoon. The crowd erupted into boos at the mention of a wide-range of figures including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, British Prime Minister Theresa May – and former US president Barack Obama, who had urged the UK to vote against Brexit during the referendum campaign.Farage said of the crowd’s booing of Obama: “I have a friend in the White House who would agree with that”.Former Tory MP Anna Soubry, Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair, and French President Emmanuel Macron drew the biggest boos from the crowd. “This is better than polling,” Farage told the delegation. Source: Twitter/PeriscopeFarage was a founder and leader of the Eurosceptic UK Independence Party, aka Ukip. He resigned as leader of the party shortly after the vote.“I genuinely thought and believed on that day, that we’d won,” he said.“And I’ll admit that I perhaps did not spend as much of my life at the front line of politics, as I thought that I had achieved my goal of 25 years.”“And yet I am here before you today because I could not comprehend the sheer deceit, dishonesty, verging on treachery” of the current British government, Farage said.When Farage said that the mood in favour of Brexit was stronger than it’s ever been, it provoked a huge round of applause from the audience.A YouGov poll released today indicates that the Brexit party holds 15% support in the context of the upcoming European elections, which the UK will most likely take part in.The Labour Party is on 24% and the Conservatives are on 16%, according to the same poll. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share706 Tweet Email EU Parliament voting intention (10-11 April)Lab – 24%Con – 16%Brexit Party- 15%UKIP – 14%Lib Dem – 8%Green – 8%Change UK – 7%SNP/Plaid – 6%Other – 1%— YouGov (@YouGov) April 13, 2019 Source: YouGov/Twitter Image: Twitter Short URLlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow It may not have been wearing a striped top hat and carrying a cane, but the cat trapped in a Tesla Model X bumper caused plenty of havoc over the weekend.YouTube user S U chronicles a feral kitten’s adventures via a series of clips posted online.“Woke up on a Saturday morning, went into my garage, and head a meeooow,” S U wrote in a video description, adding that “I do not have a cat.”A thorough search revealed the heartbreaking cries were coming from inside the Model X’s rear bumper.“I have no idea how to get it out. I’m wondering if it got in through here somehow,” the videographer said, zooming in on the tire’s wheel well. “So I’m going to call the service center [to] see if they can help out with this.”The next day, the mysterious Model X owner shared a second short clip from inside the Tesla service center, where a mechanic eased a very reluctant orange tabby out of the vehicle.Judging by its echoing howls, the cat did not like it—not one little bit. Trapped in a dark confined space for more than 14 hours, the adorable furball was probably confused and hungry.After lapping up some water (and likely endless attention), the kitten, named Tessie after her birth mother car, was adopted by one of the rescuers and his family, according to S U.In a follow-up video, the driver explains that undomesticated cats are no strangers to his parking lot, capturing another feral feline lounging nearby.“Lucky for Tessie, she had a pretty good outcome,” S U said. “Her weekend obviously had a rough start, but she probably had the best end of the weekend ever.”Tesla did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment. But don’t be surprised if Elon Musk now adds a function to make your car meow on command.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_img We already love dogs, but is it possible to love them even more than we already do? We’d certainly be even more thankful for them if we knew they could actually sniff out and detect cancer. That may well be coming to pass if a town in Japan with high stomach cancer rates with a canine trial proves anything.The town of Kaneyama will soon have a set of dogs with intensive training working to sniff samples of urine for traces of cancer. The urine from individuals with cancer will feature specific kinds of odors that regular human noses won’t be able to smell. This is a big deal because according to Japan Today, Professor Masao Miyashita attests that during their research, dogs trained to detect cancer have managed to do so with stunning near=100 percent accuracy.Unfortunately, it’s not the most cost-effective way to detect cancer, as training just one dog to do the deed can cost upward of $45,000. The dogs can also make mistakes here and there, which could put patients at risk. Still, the benefits are certainly there, and it makes for an intriguing new set of research. There are additional locations around the globe who train dogs to perform the same duties, such as a program in Quebec called CancerDogs, where dogs are looking to sniff out cancer in firefighters, and one in the U.K. called Medical Detection Dogs, where pups are looking to sniff for signs of prostate cancer.The greatest takeaway from these studies is that dogs are very capable creatures when it comes to this sort of thing, and they’re already reliable for other types of medical-based assistance as well, like aiding the blind and disabled and even being able to tell when someone is going to have a seizure. So it’s time to keep getting the ball rolling when it comes to Fido sussing out cancer. It could be a very useful process for the future of medicine.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike last_img read more

first_imgSyngenta announced that they now have received a non-exclusive license from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing in agriculture. This tool, expected to be used in soy and other crops, allows targeted and precise changes to improve crop varieties, including through plant breeding innovations which is an evolution of traditional breeding methods.Read more here.last_img

first_imgTwo dozen down-and-out teens and young adults came together Monday afternoon in a West Minnehaha classroom to celebrate their shot at a comeback. Some are homeless or aging out of the foster care system with no safe place to go. Others have struggled with drug abuse and gang involvement or recently became parents without the means to raise children. At some point in the past few years, everyone in the group dropped out of high school. And now, a consortium of local nonprofit groups is giving them a chance to rebuild their future with a competitive new program to help them earn GED diplomas and learn construction skills. The program, called YouthBuild Vancouver, is funded by a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. In the next three years, the money will help several dozen people ages 17 to 24 earn GEDs and construction certificates on their way to building a career, said Julia Maglione, a spokeswoman for the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council.“These are kids that are disengaged with the education system,” Maglione said. “This is kind of a second chance for them. These are people that have had a rough life.”The program will allow the students to get back into the classroom five days a week, moving through the curriculum at their own pace, Maglione said. Meanwhile, they’ll also help Habitat for Humanity build two energy-efficient homes for low-income families in the area.last_img read more

first_imgA weekend incident in Anchorage has left a man dead after police say he came at an officer wielding a knife.Listen nowAs of Sunday night, the deceased’s name has not yet been released by the Anchorage Police Department.The incident started Saturday evening, when a bystander called police about a stabbing between a couple in the parking lot of a Home Depot.A woman ran into the business with a non-life-threatening injuries from a knife wound.After slashing two tires, the assailant fled on foot.In a video of a Saturday night news conference at Anchorage police headquarters posted by Channel 2 News, police Chief Justin Doll said officers followed the man into an East Anchorage trailer park.“At that point the person that was being chased turned and ran toward the officer while armed with a knife,” Doll said. “And the officer shot and killed him.”As per APD’s protocols, all shootings involving officers are investigated to establish whether the use of deadly force was justified. The officer’s name is withheld until three days after the incident.This is the first deadly shooting involving police in Anchorage of the year. The city saw four such incidents in 2017.last_img read more

first_img Share Travis Bubenik/Houston Public MediaA West Texas pipe yard in 2016.Texas is gearing up for a surge of oil exports in 2019, thanks to multiple new pipelines that are expected to come online late in the year. But a new report from the research firm Morningstar, suggests the industry is planning more pipelines than it needs over the longer-term, raising the risk of an overbuild.For most of 2018, producers in West Texas have been constrained by a lack of pipelines to get their oil to the Gulf Coast. A handful of new projects aims to fix that in 2019, potentially unleashing a flood of oil to the coast and then abroad.But according to Morningstar’s report, if all the pipelines planned for the next three years get built, there would be too much oil going to the coast, where it could get hung up at export docks.Analyst Sandy Fielden, who wrote the report, said companies will probably consolidate or delay some of the projects.“There’ll be some kind of shakeout, and obviously that will depend largely on the extent to which we see a continued increase in crude production,” Fielden said.An October report from Moody’s Investors Service had already suggested exploration and production would be limited in the first half of 2019 as pipeline constraints persist. The more recent slide in oil prices, particularly hard-felt in the Permian Basin, has added to the prospects for a slower new year.last_img read more

first_imgA Cotton-top tamarin at Schwerin Zoo. Credit: Harald Hoyer / Wikipedia. Citation: Research duo discover first instance of non-human primates whispering to each other (2013, September 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( —Psychology researchers Rachel Morrison and Diana Reiss of The City University of New York have discovered the first instance of non-human primates whispering to one another. In their paper published in Zoo Biology, the two describe how they recorded vocalizations of captive tamarin monkeys and found that when threatened they sometimes revert to whispering to one another to avoid being overheard. Explore further More information: Morrison, R. and Reiss, D. (2013), Whisper-like behavior in a non-human primate. Zoo Biol.. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21099AbstractIn humans, whispering has evolved as a counteractive strategy against eavesdropping. Some evidence for whisper-like behavior exists in a few other species, but has not been reported in non-human primates. We discovered the first evidence of whisper-like behavior in a non-human primate, the cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus), in the course of investigating their use of human-directed mobbing calls. We exposed a family of captive cotton-top tamarins to a supervisor who previously elicited a strong mobbing response. Simultaneous audio–video recordings documented the animals’ behavioral and vocal responses in the supervisor’s presence and absence. Rather than exhibiting a mobbing response and producing loud human-directed mobbing calls, the tamarins exhibited other anti-predator behaviors and produced low amplitude vocalizations that initially eluded our detection. A post-hoc analysis of the data was conducted to test a new hypothesis—the tamarins were reducing the amplitude of their vocalizations in the context of exposure to a potential threat. Consistent with whisper-like behavior, the amplitude of the tamarins’ vocalizations was significantly reduced only in the presence of the supervisor. Due to its subtle properties, this phenomenon may have eluded detection in this species. Increasing evidence of whisper-like behavior in non-human species suggests that such low amplitude signaling may represent a convergence in a communication strategy amongst highly social and cooperative species. © 2013 Whispering is a common strategy used by people to communicate with one or more people while simultaneously trying to avoid having others hear. Other animals have been found to lower the volume of their communications as well under certain circumstances, but never before has any primate other than humans been found to do so. In this new effort, the discovery was inadvertent.The two researchers were studying cotton-top tamarins at New York’s Central Park zoo, hoping to learn more about the kinds of calls the monkeys make to one another under different circumstances. Prior research had found that tamarins are capable of vocalizing a wide range of noises. Morrison and Reiss were most interested in what are known as mobbing calls—sounds members of a group make to confuse or intimidate predators.To better understand how the tiny monkeys use mobbing calls, the researchers recorded sounds a group made when a known threat entered the vicinity—a supervisor that had been part of the team that had captured them in the wild. Prior to the study, the monkeys had used mob calls whenever the supervisor came into their view. Neither of the researchers noticed anything unusual as recordings were made, but later during playback analysis they discovered the monkeys were engaging in vocalizations that were at such low amplitude that people in the area couldn’t hear them—they were whispering to one another.The researchers acknowledge that it’s impossible to know for sure what exactly the monkeys were saying to each other, but it seems pretty clear from observation that they were reminding one another of the threat the man posed and were doing it in a way that wouldn’t alert the threat to the calls they were making to each other. The discovery of whispering by a non-human primate, Morrison and Reiss suggest likely means that it occurs in other species as well—researchers just haven’t heard them yet. Field study shows titi monkeys convey both location and predator type with vocal alarms 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.last_img read more

first_img Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 The ministry said she is to be deported to Russia and that officials are investigating whether she should be charged in Russia with participating in an armed group, which could carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years.Russian media reports said Karaulova, a student at prestigious Moscow State University, went missing in late May. It was determined that she had flown to Turkey and her cellphone was traced to the border area.The reports said Karaulova had adopted Islam and sometimes wore a hijab. Her father was quoted as saying he feared she had become radicalized.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian university student whose disappearance prompted concerns that she aimed to go to Syria and join ISIS has been detained in a Turkish border town, Russian police said Friday.An Interior Ministry statement said 19-year-old Varvara Karaulova was detained in Kilis while trying to cross the border and was being held by Turkish immigration authorities. It did not say when she was detained or whether she was trying to cross into Syria or into Turkey. Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

first_imgBrisbane Airport will introduce several international capacity increases over the next few months, following the depreciation of international arrivals and departures during August this year, compared to 2011.China Southern will fly a daily service to Brisbane from mid-December to the end of February 2013 and Etihad Airways will add four weekly flights, resulting in a daily service to Abu Dhabi from February 2013. Over 1.8 million international and domestic passengers travelled through Brisbane Airport, generating a 2.7 percent rise in total passenger numbers for August, compared with the same period last year. Intrastate traffic gained strength, increasing by more than 10 percent last month, compared to August 2011.Although international passenger numbers were down overall, visitors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Russia, Eastern Europe, South/Central America and Africa all reported increases in August, year-over-year.The Japanese and South Korea visitor markets also showed growth for the month.August also saw Tiger Airways recommence its services between Brisbane and Sydney, while Virgin Australia launched return weekday flights on the Brisbane to Mount Isa route.In related news, Brisbane Airport chief executive and managing director Julieanne Alroe highlighted the importance of growing with community support when it comes to investment and development. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Image Source: hightidelast_img read more