Top 20 transfers of the summer in England

Posted On Nov 19 2019 by

The power to surprise in future and even today

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgSurprise in storeHaving the power to surprise is like having David take on the Goliath. However, when we hear Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors, Europe says, Automotive design is about capturing the heart and making it beat that bit faster for that bit longer, we know it is possible. Let’s take the case of the newest concept from Kia called Imagine by Kia’. Kia surely believes that the future is electric. But what the company wants to embed is that electric is in no way going to be boring. ‘Imagine by Kia’ is the company’s first pure electric four-door passenger car and is underpinned by a low-mounted, induction-charged battery pack that powers a compact drivetrain. This large C-segment car infuses the traits of a muscular sports utility vehicle, a sleek and athletic family saloon, and a versatile and spacious crossover. Intelligently reinterpreting Kia’s iconic tiger nose’ grille, Imagine by Kia features a bold new illuminated tiger mask’ that encircles the main LED headlamp units. Separated by horizontal eyelids’, the dipped and main beam units are housed with a single block of clear acrylic glass, creating the effect of piercing eyes floating free of visible support. A single sheet of glass is used for both the windscreen and roof, flowing from the base of the A-pillar and over the cabin to create a vast sky-window, before tapering into a double-bubble over the rear passenger compartment. SUBSTANCE- The 22-inch alloys have four flush inserts of transparent acrylic glass which reflects and retracts light offering a stunning visual. 21 screens are put together to create the dash. A never-before-seen attempt which highlights the floating cockpit design.Thanks to the layout of the chassis, interior designers have been able to maximise cabin space and create an airy and spacious interior. 21 individual ultra-high-resolution screens curve their synchronised way across the top of the dashboard in a layout that is, at the same time, casual as well as co-ordinated. The cabin’s sense of light-heartedness is underpinned by the striking shockwave design of the four leather and silk-covered seats. The cabin’s airy atmosphere is enhanced by the floating centre console that, like a wing, hovers independently above the low and flat floor. In all, Imagine by Kia is no less stunning than the dream cars of today. But all of this is not a thing of the future as you will notice when you go through the Kia Soul, a humble hatch which one can buy today.advertisement DOORS TO DROOL- The doors- rear hinged at the back for greater access- are swathed in metallic fabric and leather, visually splitting the cabin into two distinct upper and lower levels.Big Bold & BeautifulThe Kia Telluride blends a brawny exterior with a luxurious interior, complete with a long list of safety and convenience featuresKia Motors’ expansive product portfolio includes everything- from small hatchbacks to luxury sedans, electric vehicles to even big, brawny SUVs such as the Kia Telluride. A testament to the brand’s ability to understand markets across the globe and develop products accordingly, the mid-size SUV was conceived at Kia’s Design Studio in California. Drawing inspiration from big, bold and boxy SUVs of yore, the Telluride features a long, broad hood with a wide grille flanked by stacked headlamps on either side accentuating the SUV’s width. Towards the rear, the inverted-L tail lamps with LED detailing complement the Telluride’s strong shoulders. The Telluride offers space for up to 8-passengers and the cabin has been designed to convey the feeling of more of a luxe living room than a utility vehicle. To that effect, it comes equipped with a 10.25-inch touch screen monitor in the centre console, a 630-watt 10-speaker Harmon/Kardon audio system, and wireless smartphone charging. Safety has been given a priority with the inclusion of Kia Drive Wise a set of advanced driver-assistance systems. The SUV comes equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection. Highway Driving Assist makes use of radar and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging Radar) to interpret lane markings in order to control steering, acceleration, and braking. FINESSE- Telluride’s cabin has been designed to exude a feeling of luxury and space without compromising on practicality.Complementing the brawny exterior is a potent 3.0-liter V6 petrol motor churning out 291bhp and 355Nm of peak torque. Power is transferred via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Depending on the terrain, the SUV’s all-wheel-drive system can send 100 per cent power to the front wheels or split it equally between both axles.advertisementlast_img read more


World Cup 2019: With eyes on top spot, India take on Sri Lanka in final group game

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgIndia vs Sri Lanka in World Cup has meant something over the decades. When the two teams play at Leeds on Saturday for their final group match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, it would mean little for India who have already made it to the semi-finals.Sri Lanka, who have won only 3 out of their 8 matches so far, will play for pride. India will of course not take this game lightly. Sri Lanka stunned England to complicate life for the hosts and they can be a dangerous unit if the opposition gets too complacent.India would look to beat Sri Lanka and hope South Africa get the better of Australia so they can top the group. That would mean an India vs New Zealand semi-final while Australia play England for a place in the final..@DineshKarthik on the team’s mentality going into the game against Sri Lanka #TeamIndia #SLvIND #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/ZZjvCobE65BCCI (@BCCI) July 5, 2019In 1996, India went down to Sri Lanka in the semi-final of after a poor batting performance on a pitch which turned square. Crowd violence forced the match officals to abandon the game and Vinod Kambli walked off in tears. In 2007, a 69-run defeat to Sri Lanka marked the end of a horror World Cup campaign for India.4 years later in 2011, India beat Sri Lanka in the World Cup final to erase those painful memories of Port of Spain. What a night that was in Mumbai. Since then, India have domianted Sri Lanka across formats. Sri Lanka have struggled over the past several years with the retirement of a lot of their legends.advertisementOn Saturday, India will go in as overwhelming favourites but Afghanistan and Bangladesh exposed several chinks in India’s armour in this World Cup.With Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of the World Cup, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have had to do the bulk of the work. KL Rahul came good in a record opening stand with Rohit Sharma against Bangladesh but the middle-order is still a concernMS Dhoni’s strike rate has been a major talking point in this World Cup. It was Dhoni’s heroic innings which sealed a second World Cup triumph for India. Times have changed in the last 8 years.Dhoni is no more the player he once was but he is still razor sharp with the gloves behind the wickets and he reads the game better than anyone else in the Indian team.Moreover, India would want to try Ravindra Jadeja in the XI. He is only India player who has not got a game in this World Cup and his all-round skills could be vital for the team.Sri Lanka would be disappointed with their performances but at least the senior pros Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews stood up to lead strong fights. Avishka Fernando, 21, has also played a few impactful innings and he would be eager to sign off on a high against the pre-tournament favourites.Weaker teams have exposed the frailties of India’s middle-order in this tournament and that is something the Indians would want to sort out before the semi-finals.On Saturday, plenty will be at stake. Sri Lanka want to leave England with some happy memories. India need to iron out their flaws and finish the group stage with another win.This is not the Sri Lankan team which fought India tooth and nail at the Wankhede Stadium on April 2, 2011 but this Indian middle-order is also not the same which triumphed despite the early dismissal of their star openers.Also Read | Pakistan finish on a high but fail to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso Read | Shoaib Malik retires from ODI after Pakistan’s World Cup campaign endsAlso See:last_img read more


Report: Everton 1 Wolves 3

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgWolves piled further pressure on under-fire Everton boss Marco Silva with an entertaining 3-1 win at Goodison Park on Saturday.The Toffees’ patchy results this season have seen the Portuguese’s position come under intense scrutiny and he will not be sitting any more comfortably after Wolves picked up a third straight Premier League victory to cement their place just outside the top six.Ruben Neves’ early penalty had Nuno Espirito Santo’s side ahead but Everton were level midway through the first half thanks to Andre Gomes’ thumping first goal for the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, slack marking from a free-kick allowed Raul Jimenez to head home on the stroke of half-time and Leander Dendoncker smashed in a volley midway through the second period to secure Wolves’ first win at Goodison in 40 years..@Raul_Jimenez9 = deadly. pic.twitter.com/FFMc8QIyFJ— Wolves (@Wolves) February 2, 2019Everton had taken the lead inside three minutes of their win at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday but it was their turn to fall behind early on here as Leighton Baines felled Matt Doherty and Neves calmly converted the spot-kick.The hosts almost gifted Wolves a second in the 20th minute when Tom Davies lost the ball and Jimenez fed Dendoncker, who was denied by Jordan Pickford at close quarters.Rui Patricio surged out to thwart Theo Walcott as Everton sought a response, which duly arrived in the 27th minute thanks to Gomes’ rasping drive into the roof of the net from 18 yards. | What a way to score your first goal for the Blues, @aftgomes!  #EFCmatchday pic.twitter.com/E6YYQMQHE9— Everton (@Everton) February 2, 2019But Wolves restored their advantage as Jimenez rose unchallenged to head Joao Moutinho’s delivery into the bottom-left corner.And the visitors earned some breathing space as the rebound from Diogo Jota’s blocked attempt fell straight to Dendoncker to lash home from eight yards – capping an impressive day for Wolves and a torrid one for Silva and Everton. What does it mean? Wolves the best of the restWins over Leicester City, West Ham and now Everton have seen Wolves rise to seventh in the table. The usual suspects make up the top six, which has proven almost impossible to break into, but there can be no doubt that Nuno’s men offer a tough test for anyone in this division.A cat-astrophic day for Everton, Wolves ‘feline’ goodAmid a miserable afternoon for Everton fans, there was some light relief in the aftermath of Wolves’ third goal as a black cat strayed onto the pitch and delayed proceedings for a couple of minutes before the intruder was eventually chased away by a steward.Toffees come unstuck at the back once moreEverton’s shaky defence has been cause for concern for most of the season and they contributed to their own downfall again as Baines’ clumsy foul led to the first goal and no one picked up Jimenez for the second.Key Opta Facts- Wolves have won 11 Premier League games this season – their joint-highest tally in a single Premier League campaign, alongside the 2010-11 season.- Wolves have scored 3-plus goals in three consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since March 1980.- Everton have lost three of their last four Premier League games at Goodison Park, as many as they had lost in their previous 23.- Jimenez has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other Wolves player this season (9 goals, 5 assists).What’s next?It does not get any easier for Everton, who host champions Manchester City on Wednesday. Wolves have an FA Cup fourth-round replay at home to Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday before returning to league action against Newcastle United a week on Monday. read morelast_img read more


Here’s A Cool Video Of Ohio State Fans Doing The ‘O-H-I-O’ After Team’s Win Over Northwestern

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgA general view of Ohio Stadium as fans do the O-H-I-0 chant.Here’s a cool video of Ohio State’s famous ‘O-H-I-O’ chant.Ohio State didn’t dominate Northwestern on Saturday, but the Buckeyes did emerge with a 24-20 victory – which is all that matters. In the game’s final minute, fans in The Horseshoe celebrated as only they know how.Here’s a cool Instagram video from user @sjl7230 that shows Ohio State fans doing the ‘O-H-I-O’ chant in celebration. With the sun down, the cell phone light makes the scene look awesome.Ohio State is now 7-1. The Buckeyes get Nebraska next week.last_img read more


ESPN Unveils Picks For New Year’s Six Bowls After Week 4

Posted On Oct 26 2019 by

first_imgCollege Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Alabama vs. ClemsonCLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers drops back to pass against the Texas A&M Aggies during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Allstate Sugar Bowl: LSU vs. TexasBATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – AUGUST 31: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers warms up prior to the game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Tiger Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual: Ohio State vs. OregonBLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scrambles in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) The Worldwide Leader’s picks for the New Year’s Six games have updated following a couple of huge results in Week 4.Here’s who ESPN currently has in the top bowl games.College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Georgia vs. OklahomaATHENS, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 21: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs gets his team fired up prior to playing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sanford Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Capital One Orange Bowl: Wisconsin vs. VirginiaMADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 09: Michael Deiter #63, Jonathan Taylor #23, and Austin Ramesh #20 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Camp Randall Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Notre Dame vs. Boise StateARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on in the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)***You can view ESPN’s picks for every game here.center_img BRISTOL, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: ESPN’s Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit on set during College Gameday prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)ESPN’s bowl projections have updated following Week 4 of the 2019 college football season on Saturday.last_img read more


Savor the Flavor: Whiskey Bars Take Over the Nation

Posted On Oct 24 2019 by

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Whiskey Sour Woodford Reserve Adds a Wheat Whiskey to the Distillery’s Core Range The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash Whiskey has long been a favorite spirit stateside but never has the drink been as popular as it is today. Myriad states lay claim to at least one distillery and bourbon and American whiskey sales have skyrocketed to $2.4 billion. Much of the whiskey dominance can be attributed to the influx of whiskey bars around the country. Some have been around for decades while others are less than a year old. Here are five of our favorites in different regions around the country.Char No. 4, BrooklynBrooklyn has its fair share of hip establishments. Char No. 4 on Smith Street in Cobble Hill caters to the bourbon-loving crowd. A wooden bar is the visual centerpiece for this establishment that serves more than 140 whiskeys and rye, most from the United States (Don’t worry if you love Scotch; there’s plenty on the list). Grab a stool and enjoy the one-ounce pours of Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel Proof or Vintage 17 or try one of the specialty cocktails such as the Bourbon Bonnet or Kentucky Royal. Head here at happy hour for oyster specials or pork nuggets.Butter Run Saloon, St. Clair Shores, MichiganJust outside of Detroit proper, in a nondescript building in St. Clair Shores, lies Butter Run Saloon. The cozy bar doesn’t have a swanky feel—think more Irish pub vibe—but it serves an extensive array of Scotch, bourbon, rye, Irish and other whiskey (here’s your chance to try French whiskey. Do it). You might get overwhelmed by all the choices but the friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help. The mostly local crowd gives Butter Run a more authentic and welcoming feel than many other whiskey bars in the country.Old Talbott Tavern, Bardstown, KentuckyA list of the nation’s best whiskey bars wouldn’t be complete without something in Kentucky. One of the nations oldest watering holes remains one of the most popular whiskey bars in the country. The Old Talbott Tavern in homey Bardstown, Kentucky, is an oasis for thirsty travelers. Since the 1700s, whiskey lovers have been heading here for locally made bourbon such as Heaven Hill. If you drink too much, head to one of the five available rooms upstairs. The tavern doubles as a bed and breakfast. But don’t be surprised if you spy the ghost of outlaw Jesse James. He’s said to haunt the halls.East Side Show Room, AustinIf Beetlejuice had a favorite watering hole, this would be it. East Side Show Room caters to a hip clientele. Nonetheless, the staff are knowledgeable about whiskey. Choose from an array of bourbon and Scotch while you admire the vintage furnishings and the tattooed patrons. Head here on a weeknight to avoid the crowds and live music, which can get a bit loud at times. Try the Southern Belle, a delicious mix of bourbon, elderflower and honey.Multnomah Whiskey Library, PortlandPortland is known for its hip cocktail scene so opening an expansive—and expensive—whiskey bar seems only fitting. The Multnomah Whiskey Library on the edge of the Pearl District caters to a well healed crowd. The space is set up like an English library, complete with ladders, exposed brick, leather-bound volumes and dimly lit communal tables. A crystal chandelier holds court at the beautiful wood and leather bar as vest-clad bartenders craft delicious cocktails. Ask for a whiskey and the staff will bring you the entire bottle, as if you’re “checking out” the bottle like a library book. The hostesses could be a bit more welcoming—we had to convince them to let us in—and the clientele less pretentious, but the whiskey selection can’t be beat. Sit back and savor a Mortlach. The peaty flavor is worth the wait. 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make last_img read more


Report Russia to Launch Shipping Service to Syria

Posted On Oct 23 2019 by

first_imgzoom Russia is looking to launch a direct shipping service to Syria, Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, was cited by the country’s news agency TASS as saying. The launching of the new service comes as the trade turnover between the two countries increased by 42 percent during the first seven months of 2017 on a year-on-year basis.According to Rogozin, Russian companies are expected to play a major role in the process of Syria’s economic revival amid the ongoing Syrian Civil War.“Direct shipping line between Russian and Syrian ports is being created in parallel,” Rogozin said at the 10th meeting of the Russian-Syrian commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation held on October 10.However, no other details on the planned shipping service were disclosed.As informed, the agricultural goods are currently transported by Oboronlogistika, a company which acts under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Defence of Russia and is a subsidiary of Oboronstroy.The company’s fleet comprises three ships of RoRo\LoLo type with vertical and horizontal loading function for transportation of cargo in trailers and containers. Each of the vessels has a deadweight of over 6,000 tons and a loading capacity of vessel cranes of 60-350 tons.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more


BC Wildfire Service reminds residents to practice fire safety this long weekend

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Wildfire Service is reminding British Columbians to practice fire safety this Labour Day weekend.Although some parts of the province have received significant rainfall in recent weeks, the Wildfire Service says this year’s wildfire season is far from over.With warm weather in the forecast, there is still the potential for forest fuels and grasslands to dry out in many areas of the province. The Wildfire Service is encouraging everyone to use caution with any activity that could potentially spark a wildfire.From April 1 through to August 28, the BC Wildfire Service says they responded to 696 wildfires throughout the province, with 57 percent of those fires caused by people.You are being reminded to keep the fire small and never leave a fire unattended.More fire safety tips can be found at firesmartbc.ca.last_img read more


Cops transferred over assault

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

The police headquarters has ordered the transfer of 17 policemen over an assault on a group of people in the Dikwella area early this morning.A protest was staged in the Dikwella town this morning over the assault with area residents attempting to go towards the Dikwella police station. Police spokesman SP Budhika Siriwardena said that the incident had reportedly taken place when area residents had contacted the Dikwella police to complain about a disturbance being created by a group of men who were passing time overnight before a perahera scheduled for today. The situation was however brought under control with the protesters being assured that the OIC of the Dikwella police station and several other policemen were being transferred to Matara over the incident. When officers of the Dikwella police station had gone to the location early this morning a tense situation had developed and several people were allegedly assaulted by the police.Most of those injured in the incident had to seek medical treatment in hospital. Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette) read more


Mayor credits Vancouvers economic strategy for highest building permit values

Posted On Oct 4 2019 by

VANCOUVER – The mayor of Vancouver is crediting the city’s economic strategy for record-high building permit values of $2.8 billion.Gregor Robertson said low taxes, less red tape and innovative incentive programs are helping to attract new investment and a boom in office space.The city said in a news release Wednesday that building permit values in 2014 increased by 28 per cent from the previous year, and by 77 per cent over the 2008 figure.Among the developments touted by the city is the $287-million construction of a new facility at BC Children’s Hospital as a key contributor to the increase in permit values last year.Tsur Somerville, director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at the University of B.C., said the hospital project represents 10 per cent of last year’s permit values, but it’s just one development.It’s not surprising that building permit values have risen sharply, but that has more to do with inflation than any economic plan, Somerville said.Removing that one project would bring permit values down to 2012 levels, he noted.Construction of bigger homes has also added to the value of building permits, but that does not amount to more housing starts in a city where affordability is a big issue, Somerville said.“If old houses are torn down and really big houses are being built for wealthy households to purchase then you get increases in permits but I wouldn’t say that’s a successful city strategy,” he said.“It’s wonderful to have an action plan but I think it’s a little bit hasty to look at 2014 permit numbers and tie those things together.”Somerville said office-space construction is cyclical and has increased in the last few years after little development between 2008 and 2010. by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 14, 2015 2:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mayor credits Vancouver’s economic strategy for highest building permit values read more


AQUA un robot qui nage et peut être commandé sous leau

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

first_imgAQUA : un robot qui nage et peut être commandé sous l’eauDes chercheurs ont conçu AQUA, un robot télécommandé qui peut recevoir des ordres alors qu’il se trouve sous l’eau.AQUA a été développé par des universitaires canadiens spécialement pour l’exploration des récifs, d’épaves et pour collecter des informations sur les fonds marins. La tablette commandant AQUA peut être utilisée sous l’eau et les plongeurs peuvent donner leurs instructions via un système similaire à celui des smartphones lisant des codes-barres que le robot scannera afin d’effectuer ses tâches. AQUA est une réussite pour les scientifiques qui, depuis longtemps déjà, tentaient de créer un robot aquatique. L’eau interfère en effet avec les ondes radio et les réseaux sans fil. Michael Jenkinn, professeur à l’université des sciences de York, a déclaré à la presse que ne trouvant pas de robot aquatique correspondant à ses besoins, il avait décidé de construire un prototype avec l’aide de son équipe. “Explorer une épave par exemple, est une opération très délicate et le robot et le plongeur ont besoin de réagir rapidement face aux changements de l’environnement. Une erreur ou un problème de communication pourrait être dangereux” a-t-il expliqué à la presse.   Le robot créé peut opérer entre 70 et 130 mètres de profondeur et se contrôle facilement par la tablette et son joystick. AQUA peut aussi transmettre un retour vidéo grâce à la fibre optique dont il est équipé. Sa caméra pourra notamment être utilisée pour des modélisations en 3D. Par le passé, les plongeurs utilisaient des cartes flash stratifiées pour communiquer visuellement avec les robots sous l’eau. Cependant, les plongeurs étaient limités dans leur programmation d’ordres. “Il est impossible d’anticiper tout ce que vous voulez que le robot fasse une fois sous l’eau. Nous voulions développer un système où nous pouvions le commander directement, pour le faire réagir à son environnement.”Découvrez AQUA en vidéo : https://www.maxisciences.com/robot/aqua-un-robot-nageant-et-evoluant-sous-l-039-eau-avec-les-plongeurs_art9630.htmlLe 10 octobre 2010 à 13:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Poissonschats tropicaux bien plus despèces à protéger quon ne pensait

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

first_imgPoissons-chats tropicaux : bien plus d’espèces à protéger qu’on ne pensaitPubliée dans la revue Nature, une étude britannique montre que dans les communautés de poissons-chats apparemment identiques des rivières d’Amérique tropicale, se cachent en fait diverses espèces. Elle met en lumière le mimétisme, mais aussi  la fragile biodiversité au sein de ces espèces, face aux pressions des activités humaines dans la région.Dans chaque cours d’eau sud-américain où l’on croyait observer telle ou telle espèce de poisson-chat du genre Corydoras,  se cache en fait un grand nombre d’espèces différentes de ce groupe ayant adopté, au cours de l’évolution, des formes et des couleurs identiques, y trouvant sans doute un bénéfice mutuel. C’est ce qu’ont découvert des chercheurs de l’Université de Bangor (Pays de Galles). Une biodiversité inattendue, qui challenge les besoins en mesures de préservation, ces poissons n’ayant pas les mêmes besoins, en dépit de leur étonnante ressemblance.À lire aussiUn nautile extrêmement rare observé pour la première fois en 30 ans en Papouasie”Bien que ces poissons soient apparemment identiques, nos évaluations en profondeur de leurs relations génétiques, de leur régime alimentaire, de leur morphologie et de leurs couleurs, ont révélé que 92 % des communautés que nous avons échantillonnées comprennent des espèces qui ne rivalisent pas pour les ressources”, explique Markos Alexandrou, doctorant à l’université.”En marge de la biodiversité méconnue et de l’intéressant système évolutif révélé par cette étude, ceci renforce le besoin urgent de préserver et de gérer les écosystèmes sud-américains pour éviter la perte de plusieurs espèces sur le point d’être découvertes et décrites”, complète Claudio Oliveira, de l’organisme brésilien UNESP.Le 9 janvier 2011 à 11:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Mountain View wins jazz festival trophy

Posted On Sep 16 2019 by

first_imgVancouver’s Mountain View High School took home the Dale Beacock Memorial Sweepstakes trophy at the 53rd Annual Clark College Jazz Festival on Saturday.The award was presented at the conclusion of three days of big band jazz performed by ensembles from middle schools and high schools. Other results follow.Middle school jazz ensembles• 1st place: Beaumont Middle School, Portland.• 2nd place: Hamilton International Middle School, Seattle.• 3rd place: Washington Middle School, Seattle.• Special recognition: Jane Addams Middle School, which was asked to perform in the evening finals.• Outstanding middle school jazz musician: Luke Fosdick, Covington Middle School; Evan Siegel, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics; Noah Lindsay, Highland Park Middle School; Patrick Wang, Jane Addams Middle School; Willie Bays, Jane Addams Middle School; Hansol Choi, Harbour Point Middle School; Ronan Brown, Washington Middle School Senior Fiddlers; Nicolas Ringgold, Washington Middle School Senior Fiddlers; Madelyn Breaux, Tukes Valley Middle School; Brett Boyd, Tukes Valley Middles School; Izzy Ramirez, Creswell Middle School; Rebecca Morris, Chief Umtuch Middle School; Jacob Linden, Washington Middle School Senior Jazz; Sam Gelpi, Washington Middle School Senior Jazz; Ethan Keydel, Washington Middle School Senior Jazz; Marshall Simon, Washington Middle School Senior Jazz; Aidan Siemann, Hamilton Middle School; Trumpet Section, Hamilton Middle School; Micah Mizushima, Beaumont Middle School; Kaiya Nishino, Eckstein Middle School; Olivia Pess, Eckstein Middle School.High school jazz ensembles• A Division: 1st place: Ridgefield High School; 2nd place: Woodland High School; 3rd place: Creswell High School.• Outstanding high school musician, A division: Jacob Kennedy, Northwinds Homeschool; Blake Nelson, Creswell High School; Patrick Dunphy, McLoughlin High School; Johnny Barker, Astoria High School; Micah Ritchie, Ridgefield Jazz I.last_img read more


Why Everyone Should Look at the Cover Before it Goes to Print

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_imgSloppy use of Photoshop continues to wreak havoc on magazine covers.Take Marie Claire’s June 2009 cover. As the Quality in Print blog pointed out, cover girl Beyonce Knowles was handed a Photoshop-induced finger deformity.A typical Photoshop flub? In my opinion, no—it was a combination of lighting and reflective chunky jewelry gone awry. But regardless, it’s an odd distraction that someone should have picked up on. But Beyonce’s mutant hand is child’s play compared to some of the more recent, blatant mistakes, like OK!’s April 20th issue, which showed before and after photos of a “Biggest Loser” reality TV star. The kicker (sorry): the cover’s “after” photo was missing a leg.Of course, these mistakes aren’t limited to magazine covers, as seen on Photoshopmistakes.com, “the best photoshop mistakes and disasters from around the world.” But inconsistencies—the displaced shadows on Time’s November 3, 2008 cover, for instance—are a common occurrence.So what do all of these snafus add up to? It’s the best reason I can think of to make all staffers, bloggers, interns—or even a random guy off of the street—give an issue’s cover the once-over before shipping.last_img read more


SELECTMEN RACE QA Candidates Confront Wilmingtons Biggest Issue — The Market Basket Ghost

Posted On Sep 11 2019 by

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Incumbents Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira, and challengers Rob Fasulo, Mark Maselli, Dan Murphy, and Suzanne Sullivan, are running for TWO three-year seats on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen.Meanwhile, Jomarie O’Mahony, Daryn Marsh, and Kevin MacDonald are running for the seat on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen recently vacated by Ed Loud. The winner will fulfill the one year remaining on Loud’s unexpired term.Wilmington Apple is asking the candidates multiple questions each week leading up to the April 27 Town Election.The latest reader-submitted question is below:If elected, what will you do about the ghost haunting Market Basket?Below are the candidates’ responses, in their own words:Greg Bendel“If elected, I will do my best to catch the ghost at Market Basket using a reusable bag.”Kevin Caira“I want to continue to be fully ‘transparent’ in answering this question, therefore I make the following disclosure in accordance with Chapter 268A, Section 666: Relationships with Spirits, Goblins and Other Outer Worldly Beings: The genial gentleman in the maroon suit jacket walking the aisles at the Wilmington Market Basket (aka The Manager), is my brother Ken. He has advised me that everything is under control as they have determined that the ghost is not a young woman in Victorian era clothing but is actually Oscar Mayer who is upset that his widow, Mrs. Buttersworth, is dating Colonel Sanders! Given that the mystery is solved, no further action needs to be taken unless residents insist upon it and then I will ask Jack Everett to chair the MBGBC……Market Basket Ghost Busters Committee.”Rob Fasulo“If elected, I would nominate her to the Economic Development Committee, as she has a clear understanding of how to bring potential shoppers to town so she certainly should have some interesting (and different) insights.”Kevin MacDonald“If elected, I would try to encourage Market Basket to provide a wide range of food that was organic. I would encourage Market Basket to eliminate foods that contained genetically modified organisms, pesticides, herbicides, and Round Up. I would like to educate the town on healthy eating. I might even leave a note for the ghost asking if it’s death was caused by cancer which was a result of foods that were unhealthy. After this I would send the ghost down to the Town Hall to scare Jeff Hull out of there and anyone else that was over taxing the people of Wilmington through massive over budgeting and wasteful spending.”Mark Maselli“I would ask to spend a night in Market Basket so I could speak to the ghost and get her opinion on all the the issues going on in town and I would ask that she be completely transparent with her response.”Daryn MarshMr. Marsh chose to answer this question via video:——Jomarie O’Mahony“I’m happy the Apple is finally doing some hard hitting reporting. With apologies to Ray Parker, Jr., if there is something strange in my neighborhood, I’m gonna call the Wilmington Police Department.  I’ve heard rumors that our local ‘ghost busters’ captured images of the spectral event on video which tells me that: a) the ghost is real; b) the ghost is friendly; and c) the ghost is not the green slimy kind that eats unhealthy numbers of hot dogs.  I would take this opportunity to send the ghost a WOW care package and ask it to register for our upcoming road race by April 1st so that it can receive a complimentary race t-shirt.  I ain’t afraid of no ghost!”Candidates Daniel Murphy and Suzanne Sullivan did not submit responses.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBREAKING NEWS: Bendel & Caira Win Re-Election, O’Mahony Joins The BoardIn “Breaking News”TOWN ELECTION FALLOUT: Winners Bendel, Caira & O’Mahony Are Ready To Get To WorkIn “Government”SELECTMEN RACE: Examine The Voting Histories Of All 9 CandidatesIn “Government”last_img read more


Intl wildlife smuggling syndicate active in Bangladesh

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by
first_imgDetectives rescued zebras from Jessore`s Sharsha area on 8 May. Photo: Prothom AloAn international smuggling ring has been using Bangladesh as a route for poaching wild animals, according to officials engaged in investigating recent cases of wildlife smuggling.Some of these animals such as zebras and horses are believed to carry dangerous diseases.Some 50 people from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia are members of such a syndicate that recently brought nine zebras to Jashore to send on to India, the officials said.India is considered the largest market of smuggled wild animals.In a US state department report published in November last year, Bangladesh was named as a source as well as safe route of wild animal smuggling.The same smuggling group allegedly brought in lion and tiger cubs earlier.A few officials of police, customs and forest departments are involved in the smuggling, the officials concerned said.However, the law enforcement authorities have removed names of kingpins of the gang from cases several times.The police has provided detailed information of the international gang of poachers to INTERPOL, police headquarters’ additional deputy inspector general (intelligence) M Moniruzzaman told Prothom Alo.Zebras rescued in JashoreA team of detective branch of police rescued nine African zebras, including a dead one, from a certain Tutu Mia’s enclosure in Satmail Bazar of Sharsha upazila in Jashore in the night of 8 May.Already sent to Bangabandhu Safari Park in Gazipur, the zebras were brought to Tutu Mia’s enclosure on the evening, said a trader in Shahrsha’s Satmail Bazar, Monirul Islam.Satmail Bazar is largely known as a market of cattle smuggled in from India. A local leader of ruling Awami League is a member of the syndicate that controls the cattle market, local sources said.The police sued Tutu Mia, Rana Bhuiyan from Bakulnagar village in Palash upazila of Narsingdi, Kamruzzaman Babu from Bashikora Chakpara village in Bogura’s Adamdighi upazila and Md Mukti from Putkhali of Sharsha upazila under wildlife conservation and security act. Local AL leader Idris Ali, Rana from Uttara of Dhaka and Yasin, son of one Zakir Hossain from Bhola were named as their associates.Rana Bhuiyan, Kamruzzaman, Mukti and Yasin are accused in another case filed on 13 November 2017 in connection with the rescue of a leopard and four cubs of lion from a Prado car at Chanchra check post in Jashore.The police, however, did not include the name of the owner of Prado car, Khwaja Moinuddin, a recruiting agent and owner of Star Gold International.Investigation officer of the case Abdul Qayyum Munshi remained silent about his exclusion from the case.The cages of zebras were brought in by Turkish Airlines, said the police.Turkish Airlines’ assistant manager Nafis Imran said, “Biman Bangladesh Airlines carries our cargo in Dhaka.”The cargo services department of Biman said to Prothom Alo that the Turkish Airlines jet TK-6472 brought 10 zebras in Dhaka on 7 May and the importing organisation, Bay Mother Shrimp, had paid duty and taken them away on that day.Cox’s Bazar fish food trading company Bay Mother Shrimp’s owner Shahed Ali said he knows nothing about the zebras.Dhaka Customs House commissioner Prakash Dewan said the zebras were brought with legal documents.Another customs official, on anonymity, said the zebras were imported by showing forged documents. Of the 10 zebras, one might have died earlier and another one died after those were sent to the border area, he suspects.About poaching, fisheries and livestock minister Narayan Chandra Chanda told Prothom Alo that the ministry does not give permission or no objection certificate (NOC) for import of wild animals.That is the duty of the forest department, he pointed out.Forest conservator (wildlife) Md Zahidul Karim said they have not given permission to any private organisation other than the government zoos.Terming all the documents of recent consignment of zebras as forged ones, he said an international gang imported the animals. The forest department will form a committee to investigate the matter.The plaintiff of the zebra poaching case, Jashore detective branch police inspector Murad Hossain said the gang which was involved in the smuggling of leopards and lion cubs, is also involved in the zebra poaching.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Reza.last_img

Connecting the Dots Exploring the Intersection of Violence Against Women and Children

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

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LADAKH through the eyes of a native photographer

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_imgLadakh is more than just a tourist spot, it is a journey to cherish. Its beauty is definitely beyond the capacity of words but it is the trip to Ladakh that is more alluring. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when one is planning a trip to Ladakh – you must always be prepared for the freezing temperature, acute mountain sickness or being stuck due to road blocks. The challenging terrain and shortage of oxygen will test your limits, as it is situated in the crown of India in Jammu and Kashmir. The area comprises of breathtaking scenic beauty of the snow capped mountains, the beautiful waterfalls and the holy Buddhist Monasteries which fills one’s mind with peace through the holy chants. Bordered by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, it is a land which has no match. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIsaac Tsetan Gergan is an artist, photographer and designer from Leh, Ladakh who also describes himself as curious, adventurous and psychologist. The camera, to him, is one such tool, which allows him endless experimentation – like an artist with a paintbrush or a writer with a pen. Isaac says that it is a tool, which with constant use allows him to grow steadily and keeps surprising him upon his captures. When he started travelling through the mountains of Ladakh and its surrounding regions over the last eight years, photography was not a big focus for him; rather, it was a result of the journey. But over the last three years, photography has become his passion; from experimenting with countless point and shoot, early mobile phone cameras and manual film cameras, he has come to understand capturing his experiences is a consequence of a unified beauty. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor Isaac Tsetan Gergan, photographing Ladakh has been one of the most rewarding experiences so far. It is a story of his travel through the mountains of Ladakh and its surrounding regions. Be it taking the cameras on a walk, a trek or on a drive, the ever-changing Himalayan light has been constantly communicable to the eye and memory. In such a landscape, he still struggles to know that one special image. Isaac says, “While on long journeys through mountains in cars, the world passes by very quickly. As our brains like to freeze movements and we see better in stills rather than in motion, one must be a wayfarer as every now and then there is something you see in a split moment that gets etched in memory.” “It is an easy job to take a good photograph in Ladakh if you are ready with your camera, and your mind and body are in sync to capture the scene ahead of you,” said the photographer. He believes that an investment made in travelling, listening, researching or learning about what we are photographing, gives photographs an extended life and weight. The artiste is on a constant journey to define a style and find new methods of photographing his experiences – mundane or extraordinary; and to look for the in-between moments, for that elusive light which marries what it touches in perfect harmony.The exhibition of portraits and landscapes of Ladakh by Isaac is on till July 11 and is open for public viewing 11 am to 7 pm daily at the Art Gallery, IIC Annexe.last_img read more


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