first_imgHumans are noisy creatures, our cacophony of jet engines and jackhammering drowning out the communications of other species. In response, a number of animals, including marmosets and whales, turn up their own volume to be heard above the din, a phenomenon called the Lombard effect. A new study reveals that even fish “shout.” Researchers took a close look at the blacktail shiner (Cyprinella venusta), which is common to freshwater streams of the southeastern United States and whose short-distance acoustic signals are often exposed to boat and road noise. Only male shiners make sounds; popping sounds called knocks are used aggressively toward other males, while staticky-sounding “growls” are used for courtship, both heard in the above video. When the scientists brought the fish back to the lab and cranked up white noise from an underwater amplifier, they found that shiner males emitted fewer, shorter pulses, and cranked up the volume of their acoustic signals to be heard above background noise. Published in Behavioral Ecology, it’s the first study documenting the Lombard effect in fish, suggesting that freshwater fish are another group potentially impacted by our ever-increasing hubbub.(Video credit: Dan Holt)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

first_imgAce shuttler Saina Nehwal is one step closer to defending her title at the Indonesia Super Series after storming into the quarter-finals.Saina NehwalThe two-time defending champion registered a thumping 21-18, 21-9 win over 16th ranked Bulgarian Petya Nedelcheva.Saina was battling an ankle injury after suffering early exits at Thailand and Singapore in the last fortnight.The fourth ranked player is chasing a hat-trick of titles at the Indonesia Super Series and looks to be in good shape.Saina is set to face either eighth seed Dane Tine Baun or Japanese Ayane Kurihara in the semis.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Woody Johnson made one costly comment for the New York Jets.The NFL is fining the team $100,000 for tampering because of the owner’s comments in December about Darrelle Revis, then a member of the New England Patriots, according to a person familiar with the situation.The Jets will not lose any draft picks as a result of the fine, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the team nor the league announced the sanctions. The New York Daily News was the first to report the NFL’s decision.The Patriots filed a tampering charge against the Jets after Johnson said he’d “love to have Darrelle back” when asked if there could be a possible reunion during the offseason.Revis, who spent his first six seasons with New York, helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl in February. The star cornerback re-signed with the Jets as a free agent a month later.After Revis returned to the Jets on a five-year, $70 million contract, Patriots owner Robert Kraft commented that he wished the cornerback “was still with us.”New York then filed a tampering charge against New England — since Revis was then a member of the Jets — but the Patriots will not face any punishment from the league, according to the person with knowledge of the situation.“I really don’t have any comment on it,” Revis said before voluntary minicamp practice. “I know my name was involved in the tampering situations, but it’s not in my control.”Revis rejoined his former New England teammates April 23, when the Patriots visited President Barack Obama as Super Bowl champions at the White House. Jets running back Stevan Ridley, another former member of the Patriots, also attended the ceremony.“It was awesome,” Revis said. “I got to take a lot of pictures, got to see the president. Cool guy. It was a great experience.”Revis didn’t feel at all awkward being with the Patriots for one final time despite being a member of the AFC East-rival Jets.“No, it wasn’t weird,” he said. “I knew a lot of those guys even before I went to New England. We have a special bond, and it’s something we’ll never forget as a team.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_img Continue Reading Previous Cadence: multi-rate PAM-4 SerDes delivers industry-leading PPA efficiencyNext Bridgetek: credit card sized HMI development hardware Sensirion now offers a new humidity and temperature module, the SCC30-DB. Some applications require a humidity and temperature sensor to be located in a specific part of the device – often at a different location to the main control board. With the SCC30, customers can place a humidity and temperature sensor anywhere in a device and connect it to the main board with a cable. Based on Sensirion’s experience and expertise in environmental sensing, the SCC30 is optimized for easy design-in and sensing performance. The SCC30 offers superior sensor performance with capacitive sensor elements and a very attractive price/performance ratio due to Sensirion’s latest generation of highly integrated humidity and temperature sensors SHT3x. The module provides high reliability and excellent long-term stability, a broad supply voltage range of 2.4 V to 5.5 V and delivers fully calibrated and processed measurement values through an I2C interface. The compact design with connector and easy-to-use digital interface makes the SCC30-DB a cost-effective and versatile plug & play solution for a wide range of applications.Typical applications are air treatment devices such as air conditioners, air purifiers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers. The SCC30-DB is also optimally suited for HVAC and other appliance products.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

first_imgTonight marked the first game of the 2017 Harvey Norman NRL Touch Football All Stars Competition. 28 of Australia’s best touch football players have been hand-picked to create two super teams, the All Stars and the Indigenous All Stars. â€œThe All Stars is a great concept- it allows the elite in the Men’s and Women’s to join in the one field and the opportunity to play with girls who you wouldn’t be able to play with usually, along with being able to recognise our history as a country and celebrate that too” Nick Good, Men’s Australian Open Captain tells us before taking to the field. The competition creates an opportunity for us Aussies to celebrate our proud Indigenous culture, as well as our multicultural backgrounds from all over the world. â€œThis is a genuine all-stars match and this has heightened the excitement has been around this year’s competition. I think it is going to come down to play by play and I have no doubt that with 5 minutes to go it will be pretty close. The caliber of players in each team it is the type of touch game you want to watch,” Nick Good predicts. These teams will battle it out across three games for the third year running and the Indigenous All Starts currently hold an undefeated title. The 2017 series kicked off tonight at Wallsend Touch Association with 100 local kids learning some tricks and techniques in a touch football clinic hosted by the All Stars. The kids had a blast, and snagged a few autographs and sausages from the canteen. After a warm up with the kids, the All Stars teams were raring to take to the battle field… And a precursor… Nick Good was right! The first half was a 3 -3 draw. Pete Norman for the TFA All Stars and Jarrad Rutumah from the Indigenous All Stars were instrumental in scoring and playing a part in the opening 3 Touchdowns for their respective teams. The All Stars Girls all crossed in the first half with, Yasmin Meakes, Patricia Michaelopolous and Hayley Maddick all scoring a Touch Down. The second half was a tight affair with no score until the 11th minute. Enter Scott Bundy, scoring a great quickie to give the Indigenous All Stars a 4 – 3 lead. The All-stars quickly leveled to make 4-4.With 5 minutes left, Jared Townsend crossed for the Indigenous All Stars to make it 5 -4. With only two seconds left, the All Stars responded with Pete Norman scoring to take the game to a drop off. 5-5. In the opening set of the drop off, the All Stars crossed through Dylan Hennessey making it 5 -6. The Indigenous All Stars had the right to reply… and they did. Jared Townsend crossed again to make it 6-6. The atmosphere was electric with the TFA All Stars in possession. with the drop off still alive. It was that man again, Dylan Hennessey that took the game on, sliding into to score and winning the game for the TFA All Stars 7-6.The next two games will be thrilling and passionate, follow the action here:Website  www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook  www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter  www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus Instagram  www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated Links2017 All Starslast_img read more

first_imgOhio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Scott Van Pelt blasted Ohio residents who believe that Ohio State would beat the Cleveland Browns.Earlier this week, a public poll showed that 62% of those polled in the state of Ohio believe that Ohio State would beat the Cleveland Browns in a football game. The Browns, by comparison, got 23% of the vote. ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt took Ohioans to the woodshed on Friday night.Van Pelt, in a two-minute rant, argues that the Browns’ team is made up entirely of NFL players, while Ohio State, at best, will have 20% go on to play in the league. Check it out:”I call them silly because it’s more polite to call them that than idiots…” – @notthefakeSVP on those who say Ohio State can beat Browns pic.twitter.com/p2SXq2eTs9— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 8, 2016In short, he’s right. There is no college football team – and there likely will never be a college football team – that can beat an NFL squad on the gridiron. Even when it comes to the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes vs. the winless Cleveland Browns.last_img read more

first_imgNew Mexico coach Bob Davie reacts to a play.COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Bob Davie of the New Mexico Lobos reacts to a play during the game against the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)New Mexico opened its season with a 39-31 win over Sam Houston State today. After the game, news broke that head coach Bob Davie was en route to the hospital.So far, we don’t have firm details on what Davie is dealing with. It is believed to be a heart issue.Since the initial reports, New Mexico has issued an update. Athletic director Eddie Nunez is calling it a “serious medical incident,” which is obviously quite foreboding.From CollegeFootballTalk: In a statement, New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nunez confirmed that, immediately following tonight’s game, Lobos head football coach Bob Davie “was taken to the hospital as a result of what appeared to be a serious medical incident.”“We ask that you keep the Davie family in your prayers.”Davie has been the Lobos head coach since 2012. He helped elevate the program to back-to-back bowls in 2015-16, though the team has fallen off to a pair of 3-9 seasons since.Overall, he is 34–54 with the Lobos, with a 17-39 Mountain West record.Davie is best known for his time as the head coach at Notre Dame. He led the Fighting Irish from 1997-2001, with three bowl appearances in that time. He was 35–25 in South Bend, and was fired after a 5-7 campaign.We’ll have more as it comes out from Albuquerque.[CollegeFootballTalk]last_img read more

first_img Road crash victims represent the highest number of trauma cases seen at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for the first six months of the year.Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said 1,000 victims of motor-vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June.There were over 300 victims of stabbing and more than 200 persons with gunshot wounds.“All of these people go to accident and emergency – many of them operating theatres, many of them have to be placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is astronomical when you look at the cost of the category called trauma,” Dr. Tufton said.He noted that the University of the West Indies (UWI), years ago, mapped the cost to treat an individual that was involved in a motorcycle accident, which amounted to about $16 million.“When they went through all the areas of rehabilitation, the individual suffered head injuries and the (treatment) cost was somewhere in the region of $16 million. That is one individual (who underwent) CT scan, ICU and all other things associated with hospital stay in a situation where the incident could have been minimised,” he said.Dr. Tufton was speaking at the seventh annual ‘On the Road, On the Job’ road-safety workshop organised by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Kingston on November 1.The workshop involved collaboration with the National Safety Council out of the United States.Meanwhile, providing an update on the new Road Traffic Act, Dr. Tufton assured that it will be passed in the Houses of Parliament “this year, for sure… as a lot of work has been done on it”.In July, Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry said the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel had been working on certain changes and the Bill would be sent to the Lower House thereafter.Among the features of the new Road Traffic Act are a restriction on handheld devices while driving and a requirement for drivers to have a licence in their possession while operating a vehicle.In her remarks, Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Paula Fletcher, informed that there were 49 fewer road fatalities as of October 31 when compared to the same period last year.“This represents a 15 per cent decrease in road fatalities, which is pretty encouraging… . We are at 272 fatalities when compared to 321 last year,” Mrs. Fletcher said.She noted that pedestrians and motorcyclists comprise 58 per cent of the road fatalities, with pillion riders pushing the figure further above that amount.Mrs. Fletcher said that more focused effort is needed to reduce the figure, and is urging motorists and other road users to take responsibility for their actions and exercise courtesy on the roads.Held under the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Development through Leadership, Safety Training, Health and Environment, the workshop provided the latest information and best practices across the globe in relation to road and occupational safety. Story Highlights Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said 1,000 victims of motor-vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June. Road crash victims represent the highest number of trauma cases seen at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for the first six months of the year. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said 1,000 victims of motor-vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June. There were over 300 victims of stabbing and more than 200 persons with gunshot wounds. “All of these people go to accident and emergency – many of them operating theatres, many of them have to be placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is astronomical when you look at the cost of the category called trauma,” Dr. Tufton said. He noted that the University of the West Indies (UWI), years ago, mapped the cost to treat an individual that was involved in a motorcycle accident, which amounted to about $16 million. “When they went through all the areas of rehabilitation, the individual suffered head injuries and the (treatment) cost was somewhere in the region of $16 million. That is one individual (who underwent) CT scan, ICU and all other things associated with hospital stay in a situation where the incident could have been minimised,” he said. Dr. Tufton was speaking at the seventh annual ‘On the Road, On the Job’ road-safety workshop organised by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Kingston on November 1. The workshop involved collaboration with the National Safety Council out of the United States. Meanwhile, providing an update on the new Road Traffic Act, Dr. Tufton assured that it will be passed in the Houses of Parliament “this year, for sure… as a lot of work has been done on it”. (more) Road Crash…2 In July, Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry said the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel had been working on certain changes and the Bill would be sent to the Lower House thereafter. Among the features of the new Road Traffic Act are a restriction on handheld devices while driving and a requirement for drivers to have a licence in their possession while operating a vehicle. In her remarks, Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Paula Fletcher, informed that there were 49 fewer road fatalities as of October 31 when compared to the same period last year. “This represents a 15 per cent decrease in road fatalities, which is pretty encouraging… . We are at 272 fatalities when compared to 321 last year,” Mrs. Fletcher said. She noted that pedestrians and motorcyclists comprise 58 per cent of the road fatalities, with pillion riders pushing the figure further above that amount. Mrs. Fletcher said that more focused effort is needed to reduce the figure, and is urging motorists and other road users to take responsibility for their actions and exercise courtesy on the roads. Held under the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Development through Leadership, Safety Training, Health and Environment, the workshop provided the latest information and best practices across the globe in relation to road and occupational safety. Dr. Tufton was speaking at the seventh annual ‘On the Road, On the Job’ road-safety workshop organised by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Kingston on November 1. last_img read more

first_imgWINNIPEG – A Winnipeg man has been arrested and charged in the death of his girlfriend’s 21-month-old son.Police say on Aug. 30, emergency personnel responded to a report of an unresponsive boy in a home.The child was transported to hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead.Investigators believe the boy was injured by the accused on two different occasions in two different homes that day.Police say the child’s mother found him and called 911, and blunt-force trauma injuries were discovered on the child’s upper body.Allen Joseph Frier Beardy, 22, of Winnipeg has been charged with manslaughter.Beardy “was the mother’s boyfriend, not the biological father,” Const. Jay Murray told reporters at a news conference on Sunday.Murray said the accused was “criminally known” to police, but not in a “substantial” way.He said he couldn’t say if Child and Family Services had any dealings with anyone involved in the case, or if there were any other children in the home.Murray commented on the length of time that passed between the death last month and the suspect’s arrest, noting investigators worked meticulously and interviewed numerous witnesses to obtain evidence.“These are exceptionally tough investigations. I know from experience, I’ve been part of these investigations. And you can see, (for) officers or medical professionals who have children, it can be very tough for them. And sometimes I think they start to draw comparisons to their own children,” Murray said.“It’s no small task and I think it’s an investigation that will be with them for a long time.”last_img read more

However, considering the overall welfare of minority Tamils, “our umbilical chord relations,” was important, he said.Sri Lanka Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who was installed by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move. Tamil Nadu has in the past pushed for international intervention in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The Tamil Nadu Government says India cannot interfere in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs.On the political developments in neighbouring Sri Lanka, AIADMK senior and State Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said one cannot interfere in the internal affairs of another country, Deccan Chronicle reported. read more

“Our High Commissioner to Sri Lanka continues to meet regularly with all political parties, and has expressed our concern at the behaviour of some MPs in disrupting Parliamentary proceedings. We have stressed the importance of MPs allowing Parliament to do its job,” Field said. “I last visited Sri Lanka in October, before the current crisis, where I met Foreign Minister Marapana and other Ministers. We discussed the range of our bilateral interests and I urged more progress on human rights and reconciliation. I also met the leader of the Tamil National Alliance, as well as human rights and civil society activists. I have continued to urge the Sri Lankan government to fully implement its commitments to the UN Human Rights Council. I plan to visit in 2019,” the UK Minister said.He also said that he has received regular representations from the Tamil community on a range of their interests and concerns. Field’s comments came in response to a question posed by the Labour MP, Keith Vaz who asked if he had plans to visit the island. As the political crisis continues in Sri Lanka, a British Minister has said he may visit Sri Lanka next year.UK Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mark Field told the UK Parliament that it is vital that all sides refrain from violence and make efforts to resolve the situation peacefully and as soon as possible, the Tamil Guardian reported. “I last met with the APPG for Tamil’s including some representatives from the Tamil community on 3 December to discuss the current political situation. Foreign Office staff also regularly meet with Tamil representatives, both in Sri Lanka and the UK.” (Colombo Gazette) read more

Port Dover’s history is being celebrated in May.The Port Dover Harbour Museum is hosting two presentations as part of May being Museum Month. The history of the Port Dover area and prohibition on the Great Lakes will be covered. Speakers are John Ayre and Geoff Bowden who will be presenting on “The Voyage of Dollier de Casson and Galinée 1669-1670” and “Bars, Booze, Bootleggers, and Blind Pigs,” respectively.On May 3 at 7 p.m., author John Ayre will share the voyage of two Sulpician priests, Dollier and Galinée, and their overwintering with seven companions in Port Dover 350 years ago. Galinée’s detailed journal and hand-drawn maps were the first recording by a European of the interconnectedness of Canada’s Great Lakes. John Ayre will recount their voyage as well as their encounters with the landscapes, animal life, and the Indigenous peoples in Canada over 300 years ago.On May 24 at 7 p.m. the second presentation, “Bars, Booze, Bootleggers, and Blind Pigs,” will be a look at Prohibition in Canada. Historian Geoff Bowden will cover how the Great Lakes became pathways for illegal distribution of alcohol in the 1920s. Lake Erie and the fishing boats of Port Dover played a role in getting alcohol across the border.The Port Dover Harbour Museum is bringing these presentations to eager audiences looking to learn more about the history of the Port Dover area as well as the north shore of Lake Erie.Admission is by donation and there is limited seating. To attend, visit the Port Dover Harbour Museum, 44 Harbour Street, Port Dover. For more information, call 519-583-2660 or email: portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca.May is Museum Month is a series of events that takes place annually across museums in Ontario. read more

“Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and UN agencies have met communities near Dorain, Fertait and Labrab to assess their needs and mount a humanitarian response,” UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Toby Lanzer said in a statement. The response includes urgently needed medical attention, in addition to ongoing programmes in other parts of Jonglei State. Fighting between Government forces and armed groups in Jonglei has displaced thousands of civilians since January. The UN and its partners have had access to most of the 1.5 million people in the area, but were unable to reach a couple of the villages from which people fled and were hiding in the bush.The access gained this Saturday and Sunday is a “significant breakthrough,” Mr. Lanzer told UN Radio, facilitated by local and state authorities, as well as non-state partners. With the rainy season started and expected to last through December, the basic concerns of the families in the area are staying dry and warm, food and medical needs. Mr. Lanzer said the medical cases encountered include serious tropical wounds and others where surgery is urgently needed to preserve limbs and save lives.Most importantly, he stressed, is the need for freedom of movement: “We have a situation where we want people to gain access to the main towns of Jonglei State where the NGOs have been based in the past… it’s going to be difficult for us, from a logistics perspective, to go in there and set up a field hospital or to establish a food aid distribution.”Meanwhile, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said it, along with the Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO), is attending to some 200 casualties in the remote village of Manyabol. A six-person UNMISS medical team treated the wounded, while the rest of the platoon helped secure and prepare the helicopter landing strip for arriving flights used to airlift casualties to hospital. In his statement, Mr. Lanzer called urgently on the Government of South Sudan, as well as national, local and traditional leaders of all communities in Jonglei to halt the cycle of violence that is leading to senseless loss of lives and suffering amongst civilians in the country that last week marked its second independence anniversary. ‹ › Murle Internally Displaced Persons on the outskirts of Gumuruk. Photo: UNMISS/Martine Perret The wounded being received at Bor, capital of Jonglei state. Photo: UNMISS Military Public Information UNMISS medical team treat the wounded. Photo: UNMISS Military Public Information Murle Internally Displaced Persons assemble at WFP’s facility in search of food assistance, in Gumuruk. Photo: UNMISS/Martine Perret Wounded Lou Nuer youth receive medical treatment in Bor. Photo: UNMISS/Martine Perret UNMISS medical team tend to the wounded. Photo: UNMISS Military Public Information read more

.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Demand for new HGVs declines in Q3 2017, falling -5.7% on the same quarter in 2016.Both rigid and arctic segments see decline, down -7.4% and -3.3% respectively.Year-to-date market remains steady, up 0.3% with 32,774 units registered.The new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market declined -5.7% in the third quarter of 2017, with 10,597 units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The fall mirrors similar recent declines in the new van and car markets, as ongoing political and economic uncertainty begins to knock business confidence.Demand for rigid vehicles declined -7.4% in quarter three, with a -5.5% fall in the >6-16T segment and a -8.4% decrease in the >16T segment. Meanwhile, registrations of artic vehicles also experienced a fall, down -3.3% to 4,383 units. Tractors continued to be the most popular body type for HGVs in quarter three, accounting for 41.4% of the heavy goods vehicle market.Year-to-date figures show the overall market remains steady, currently up 0.3%, with 32,774 trucks featuring advanced low emission and safety technology joining British roads in 2017. Although demand for rigid vehicle registrations declined -2.4% in the first nine months, this was offset by a 4.6% rise in demand for arctic trucks.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Fluctuating fleet orders are a natural feature of the HGV market, so this drop in demand is not altogether unexpected. However, economic and political uncertainty is undoubtedly also having an effect. It is vital that government tackles this to give operators the confidence to invest in renewing their fleets with the latest, cleanest Euro VI vehicles – and to ensure this important sector’s ongoing success. read more

first_imgRobert MaudsleyDubbed Hannibal the Cannibal, Maudsley killed four people including three while in prison. He tried to eat part of the brain of one of the men he killed. He was jailed for life in 1977.John ChildsConvicted of the contract killings of six people, Childs was jailed for life in 1979.Dennis NilsenA civil servant, Nilsen murdered and dismembered 15 young men at his home in North London. He was jailed for life in 1983 and successive Home Secretaries have ruled he should never be released.Arthur HutchinsonMurdered three people after gatecrashing a wedding reception in Sheffield in 1983. Issued with a whole life tariff by a Home Secretary.Jeremy BamberFound guilty in 1986 of shooting dead his adoptive parents, sister and six-year-old twin nephews. Whole life tariff set by a previous Home Secretary.Anthony EntwistleRaped and murdered a teenage girl in Blackburn in 1988 just days after being released from prison for a previous rape. Given a whole tariff by the then Home Secretary.Victor MillerAbducted and killed a 14-year-old boy in Worcestershire in 1988. Police believe he was responsible for 30 unsolved sex assaults. Miller has requested that he dies in prison.John DuffyDubbed the railway killer, raped and murdered at least three women in the south of England in the late 1980s.Anthony ArkwrightIn 1989 hacked and beat to death three people in Yorkshire including his grandfather when he was aged just 21.Mark RobinsonKilled two girlfriends in 1989 and was issued with a whole life tariff.Victor CastigadorAn illegal immigrant from the Philippines tortured and killed two people during an attack at an amusement arcade in London. Earlier this year admitted killing a fellow inmate in prison and received a second whole life tariff. Fred and Rose West Thomas Mair who has been convicted and sentenced to a full life sentence for murdering MP Jo CoxCredit:Reuters Ernest WrightServed 26-year for a murder committed in the 1970s, but killed again after his release.Anthony HardyKnown as the Camden Ripper, Hardy was convicted of the murders of three women in 2010, but police believe he may have been responsible for up to six more.John MaddenDrugged, raped and killed his 12-year-old niece at his Manchester home after luring her there on the pretext of babysitting.Desmond LeeServed 14-year for the 1990 murder of his landlady, before killing again once he was released.Stephen GriffithsDubbed the Crossbow Cannibal, Griffiths was convicted of killing three women in Bradford in 2010.John SweeneyDescribed as the Canal Killer, was convicted of murdering two women whose bodies were dumped in canals.George Norman JohnsonServed 20 years for the murder of a man during a burglary in the 1980s and then after his release murdered an 89-year-old woman to fund his drug addiction.John CooperConvicted in 2011 of two double murders in Pembrokeshire, Wales, the first in 1985 and the second in 1989.David BaxendalePreviously convicted of murder in Spain, stabbed a woman to death in 2011 after being released and deported back to Britain.Andrew DawsonConvicted of the murders of two men while out on licence from a previous murder conviction.David CookConvicted of murder in 1988, Cook murdered for a second time while out on parole.David OakesGiven a whole life term after being convicted of the double shotgun murder of his ex-girlfriend and their two-year-old daughter.Stephen FarrowMurdered a 77-year-old woman and a 59-year-old vicar in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire in 2012.Mark BridgerFound guilty of abducting and murdering five-year-old April Jones in October 2012 from outside her home in Machynlleth, Wales. Her body has never been found. This week, white supremacist Thomas Mair was found guilty of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox, while gay serial killer Stephen Port, who drugged, raped and murdered four young men after meeting them on dating apps, was told he will die in prison.Here we take a look at the other prisoners serving whole life tariffs in British prisons. While some were given life terms by judges, others were ordered to be detained until they die by Home Secretary of the day. Ian BradyMoors murderer, Brady was jailed for life in May 1966 after being convicted of killing three children alongside Myra Hindley. She died in prison in 2002. Victor Castigador, jailed for life for the murder of two security guards during a robbery in Soho, London in March 1989 Peter Sutcliffe Thomas Mair who has been convicted and sentenced to a full life sentence for murdering MP Jo Cox Fred and Rose WestCredit:SWNS Peter MooreDubbed the Man in Black, murdered four men in Wales. Jailed for life in 1996.Paul GlenA hitman who had previously served life for murder. Killed again upon his release and was given a whole life tariff by a judge in 2004.Phillip HeggartyConvicted of murdering his friend Derek Bennett in a hammer attack in 2003.Thomas McDowellGiven a full life term in 2004 after killing a gay trainee rabbi in North London and dumping his body parts.Mark MartinKilled three homeless women in Nottingham between December 2004 and January 2005.Mark HobsonKilled his girlfriend and her twin sister, before murdering an elderly couple in North Yorkshire. Sentenced to whole life term in 2005.William HorncyMurdered a millionaire, his wife, mother-in-law and two sons in an effort to take over his business. Jailed for life in 2005.Kenneth ReganJailed alongside Horncy for his part in the same murders.Glyn Dix Jailed for life for murder in the 1970s but after his release killed again. Given a whole life term in 2005.Viktor DembovskisA Latvian immigrant who raped and murdered a 17-year-old female neighbour as she walked home from school in west London, before fleeing back to Latvia. He was later extradited and given a full life term.John McGradyA convicted rapist who strangled a 15-year-old girl who lived near him in South London.Stephen McCollGangster who was convicted in 2006 of killing two members of his own gang.Rahan ArshadMurdered his wife and three children, who were found dead in their home in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Greater Manchester in August 2006Andrew RandallMurdered his seven week old daughter in Kettering, Northamptonshire in 2005 by throwing her head first into a settee.David TileyTwo months after being released from prison for a double rape, Tiley stabbed to death his disabled fiancée and then killed her carer.Michael SmithJailed for life for murder in the 1970s and killed again after being released from prison.Steve WrightThe Suffolk Strangler, Wright was jailed for life in 2007 for the murder of five prostitutes in the Ipswich area.Levi BellfieldConvicted of the murders of three young women in London and Surrey between 2003 and 2004. Has been linked to a string of other unsolved murders.Douglas VinterAfter being released on licence following a conviction for murder in the 1990s, was given a whole life term in 2008 after killing his wife.Marc ChiversServed 15 years in prison in Germany after killing his girlfriend. Following his release he was deported to Britain and the following year killed his girlfriend again.Peter TobinA Scottish serial killer Tobin killed at least three women between 1991 and 2006. Told he will die in prison.Royston JacksonConvicted of the murder of a convicted sex offender in October 2008, after being released on licence for another murder in 1989.Peter SutcliffeThe Yorkshire Ripper murdered 13 women between 1975 and 1980 across West Yorkshire. One of Britain’s most notorious prisoners was being held in Broadmoor secure hospital but was moved to prison earlier this year. April Jones was murdered by Mark Bridger Peter SutcliffeCredit:REX/Shutterstock Malcolm GreenServed 18-years for the murder of a prostitute and after being released killed a tourist from New Zealand.Rosemary WestConvicted of the murder of ten women and girls at her home in Gloucester alongside her husband Fred West. He killed himself in prison before he could stand trial. One of only two women to be serving a whole life tariff. Arthur Simpson-KentMurdered his partner, actress Sian Blake, 43, and their two sons Zachary, aged eight, and Amon, four, by beating and stabbing them to death at their home in Erith, London, in December 2015.Thomas MairWhite supremacist Mair was found guilty of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox.center_img Stephen PortGay serial killer Port drugged, raped and murdered four young men after meeting them on dating apps. He was also convicted of raping four others. The 41-year-old chef was told he will die in prison. Joanne DennehySerial killer, Dennehy, was convicted of the brutal murders of three men in random attacksPaul O’HaraHad been sentenced to life for murdering his girlfriend in 1998 but killed again after being released.Ryan MatthewsSixty-two-year-old convicted murderer Matthews was sentenced to a whole life term on 9 January 2015, after pleading guilty to the murder of healthcare assistant Sharon Wall at Wotton Hill Hospital in Gloucester on 9 July 2014David MitchellServed 23 years for murder but killed again just four months after being released on licence.Jason GomezWhile serving life for murder Gomez lured a fellow prisoner into his cell before stabbing him over 190 times.Ian BirleyKilled a 65-year-old man in 2015 having previously been jailed for murder in 1996.Russell OliverWhile serving life for murder killed a fellow prisoner at Long Lartin prison in 2015.Anthony AyresConvicted murderer, Ayres, stabbed a mother of one to death at the home of a friend in Essex in 2015.Christopher HalliwellAdmitted killing a woman after meeting her outside a Swindon nightclub in March 2011. Was later convicted of the murder of Becky Godden-Edwards, who had been missing since 2003. Custody photographs of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale Christopher HalliwellCredit:Wiltshire Police April Jones was murdered by Mark Bridger Custody photographs of Michael Adebolajo and Michael AdebowaleCredit:AFP/Getty Images Ian Brady 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. Victor Castigador, jailed for life for the murder of two security guards during a robbery in Soho, London in March 1989 Dale CreganShot dead two female police officers in Manchester, while on the run for a gun and grenade attack on the home of a gang rival.Gary SmithWhile already serving a life sentence for murder killed another prisoners who was a convicted child killer.Lee NewellConvicted alongside Gary Smith of the murder of a child killer in prison. Was already serving life for a previous murder.Jamie ReynoldsPleaded guilty to murdering 17-year-old Georgia Williams in May 2013. had previously tried to strangle a girl, but was only given a police warning.Anwar RosserA former soldier killed a four-year-old boy in his sleep. The motive was never known.Ian McLoughlinKilled three people between 1984 and 2013, having twice been released from prison.Michael AdebolajoIslamic terrorist, Adebolajo hacked to death British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, outside his barracks in Woolwich. His younger accomplice was given a minimum 45-year sentence. Ian BradyCredit:PA Christopher Halliwelllast_img read more

anaitasunaAragonarandaBarcelonacangascuencaGranollersguadalajarahuescapuerto saguntoValladolid ← Previous Story Champions League: HSV, Veszprem, Zagreb and Gorenje win tonight Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 6): Minden takes a point in Goppingen In the 4th round of the ASOBAL league, Barcelona showed that us that they are not even little tired after the game against Kadetten Schaffhausen, and have totally destroyed Puerto Sagunto on their own field with 34:15. In the other games were the following results:Guadalajara 31:29 Valladolid, Anaitasuna 23:27 La Rioja, Cuenca 30:30 Huesca, Cangas 25:32 Aragon, Villa de Aranda 31:26 Granollers read more

first_imgTHE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER has criticised public bodies for failing to comply with statutory obligations set out under the Freedom of Information Act.Emily O’Reilly said a “worrying trend” was emerging involving State agencies seeking deadline extensions by citing a lack of staff resources to deal with FoI requests.It is “not generally appropriate” for extensions to be granted to public bodies on the grounds of insufficient resources, Ms O’Reilly said in the Office of the Information Commissioner’s annual report.“It remains the fact that some public bodies fail to recognise that the administration of the FoI Act is one of their statutory functions which should be afforded as much weight as any other statutory function,” O’Reilly said.It is of significant concern to me if extensions become the norm, or default position, of public bodies in considering requests from my office.ConcernsOn more than one occasion information was not provided to the Commissioner because cover was not provided for FoI officers who were on leave.A requester was told records were “unlikely” to be provided in the time frame set out under the act due to “staff resource issues”.The Commissioner’s office was told a FoI unit in a public body would close for a month and no records would be processed during this time. Ms O’Reilly also recognised failings in her own office where only 19 per cent of more than 200 applications sent for review were closed within the time frame provided for in the Act.The office saw a 38 per cent increase in applications last year to 338 –  with 236 deemed acceptable for review.The majority of cases accepted for review related to HSE requests (69) followed by the Department of Justice (19).Ms O’Reilly said it was”disappointing” that the Government had yet to publish promised amendments to the FoI Act which would increase its remit to include additional public bodies.The new act is thought to allow access to previously unavailable information in the National Asset Management Agency and the Gardai.The Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, who previously collected statistics on FoI requests from civil service bodies, was criticised in the report for ending this service with out providing an alternative arrangement.Ms O’Reilly said she was disappointed she could not give statistical information on the total amount of FoI requests made because the Department discontinued this service.Read: Media  representatives call for Freedom of Information fees to be dropped >Read: Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform >last_img read more

first_imgGoogle Doc se synchronise avec les documents OfficeGoogle lance Cloud Connect, un plug-in permettant de partager un document Office via Google Docs. Les versions 2003, 2007 et 2010 d’Office pourront ainsi être synchronisées sur Google.Google multiplie les efforts pour inciter les internautes à utiliser Google Docs plutôt que Microsoft Office. Pour faciliter cette transition, le géant américain lance Cloud Connect, un plug-in qui permet de transférer un document Office à sa solution Cloud. Google a même installé une interface ressemblant à Word pour ses documents : “Les utilisateurs de Word 97, 2007 et 2010 n’auront aucun mal à synchroniser leurs fichiers avec Google Docs”, assure le géant américain. Une action rendue possible grâce à un bandeau, qui s’installe directement dans la suite bureautique de Microsoft, dans lequel se trouve le bouton pour synchroniser le document actif sur Google Docs ainsi que l’URL unique qui lui est attribué pour pouvoir le partager.Pour le moment en version Bêta, Cloud Connect sera gratuit pour ceux qui disposent d’un compte Gmail.Le 23 novembre 2010 à 14:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgFormer Boca and River player, Oscar Ruggeri, revealed the tie when the Boca Juniors ultras burned his house with both his parents inside.In order to understand just how deranged the Argentine ultras are ahead of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca and River, the story about the day they burned Oscar Ruggeri’s house with his two parents inside seems fitting for the occasion.The Argentine defender is arguably one of the best players in his country’s history, he won the 1986 World Cup alongside Diego Maradona in Mexico.This is a player who defended the jerseys for both Boca Juniors and River Plate, he is also one of the most hated players by the ‘bosteros’ because of the way he left the club back in 1985.Ruggeri was one of the most beloved players in the club, but the economic situation that it was going through at that time was what forced him to leave, the problem is that his decision was to play for River Plate and he moved directly from Boca without batting an eye.The fans were already furious, but what made them vandalize his home was right after he scored a goal against Boca when he was wearing the River jersey right after his transfer.🎥 Oscar Ruggeri habla en @ElTransistorOC sobre el fútbol en Argentina pic.twitter.com/zwquQTMRHC— El Transistor (@ElTransistorOC) December 4, 2018Ruggeri explained how the Boca fans were extremely angry with him, so much so that they went to his house and lit it on fire with both of his parents inside.Fortunately for everyone, only Ruggeri’s mother suffered a few injuries and he lost a car in the incident.This action was more than enough for the player to go directly to the ultras’ boss and threaten him, they never bothered him again after that.Ruggeri went on to fulfill his dream and play in the Spanish La Liga for Real Madrid between 1989 and 1990, this is the reason he has the right to speak about the upcoming Copa Libertadores final at the Santiago Bernabeu.The man represented all three clubs involved in this historical event next Sunday.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).Hablamos de esa final de la Copa Libertadores entre River y Boca en el Bernabéu con Ruggeri https://t.co/o1BALPnhAP pic.twitter.com/BQlND7yH3o— El Transistor (@ElTransistorOC) December 4, 2018“The Boca Juniors fans gave me shit all the time. There was a fat guy who threw himself from a balcony in the stadium when I scored that goal,” said Ruggeri for Onda Cero.“I remember that I yelled at him: ‘Goal! You fat mother fucker!’. The fat guy did it, he threw himself but his friends managed to grab him as he kept weeping. I kept asking them to let him kill himself.”“I played for both River and Boca, I had a great time playing in both clubs; when I got transferred from Boca to River they burned my house with my parents inside.”“My mother got burned, they also burned my car. After that happened, I went to see Boca Juniors ultras’ boss to confront him and tell him that this was the last incident I was going to let them get away with.”“The ultras ask you for things when you are a player and you get scared because they threaten to hurt your family. The called their boss ‘Grandpa’, he lived in San Justo. I was 24. I went to his house and I spoke to him.”“I was fuming and he told me that his people didn’t burn my house, it was a group of kids they couldn’t stop. All I did was to tell him: ‘If anything else happens to me, I will come and make a mess here at your own place. I don’t care about anything anymore man, I don’t give a fuck’,” he concluded.Así forma #River 87/88Gordillo,Gallego,Borelli,Goycochea,Ruggeri y Erbín. Hincados:Troglio,Da Silva,Alzamendi,Corti y Caniggia pic.twitter.com/l0TIEYWq0S— Ale Lateano (@AlejandroLatea1) November 30, 2018Do you think the Boca and River ultras will behave at the Bernabeu? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgVolkswagen may offer VW owners in Germany discounts on new cars if they turn in certain old models affected by the emissions scandal that has rocked Europe’s biggest carmaker, German news agency DPA reported on Sunday.Volkswagen is battling the biggest business crisis in its 78-year history after admitting last month it installed software in diesel vehicles to deceive U.S. regulators about the true level of their toxic emissions.The company has said it would recall around 8.5 million diesel vehicles in Europe that contained such software. The special offers would be available only in Germany, where around 2.4 million of the vehicles to be recalled were sold.Incentives for VW owners to buy new vehicles could help ensure that sales remain stable after the scandal and take pressure off VW dealerships to implement fixes quickly.Each German dealership will have to handle an average of 1,100 recalled vehicles, each of which will require at least an hour and a half of work, DPA said. That could result in a long wait for customers.The offer of discounts for new car buyers may focus on the owners of vehicles with 1.6 litre diesel engines, sources at Volkswagen and VW dealerships said, according to DPA. Those models need hardware changes, a more costly upgrade than the software changes needed for other affected vehicles.No decision had been made on the matter yet, DPA quoted a person familiar with the matter as saying.Volkswagen said in response that it was common for Volkswagen and its dealers to consider special offers for existing customers.last_img read more