Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister of Emergency Management, said Nova Scotians are to be commended for their safety preparations in advance of Tropical Storm Noel. “Early reports from across the province show that people were taking the storm warnings seriously,” said Ms. Bolivar-Getson. “I want to thank people for taking the time to prepare. The safety of Nova Scotians is paramount, and with the uncertainty surrounding a storm of Noel’s magnitude, it was critical to have supplies on hand for extended power outages.” Ms. Bolivar-Getson added that municipal emergency measures co-ordinators and volunteers did an excellent job and played a vital role as the storm approached the Maritimes. She also thanked broadcasters for communicating the importance of being prepared for the first 72 hours after an emergency. Early reports indicate that there was minimal damage to roads and buildings, although some coastal roads were flooded or had rocks blown onto them from the strong winds and waves. The public is still advised to avoid coastal areas where strong winds and waves are still present, and to stay away from downed power lines. Emergency management agencies were working through the night and continue to monitor weather reports and updates from municipalities.
BISHKEK: No meeting was held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan’s Imran Khan during the informal dinner hosted by Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov for the leaders attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Bishkek on Thursday, news agency ANI has reported, quoting sources. PM Modi and Imran Khan did not even exchange pleasantries during the dinner hosted on the sidelines of the two-day summit, the report added. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FrancePM Modi, on the sidelines of the summit, reiterated to Chinese President Xi Jinping India’s stand that Pakistan should take concrete action against terror before talks can resume. “Pakistan needs to create an atmosphere free of terror, but at this stage we do not see it happening. We expect Islamabad to take concrete action” to resume talks, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale quoted the Prime Minister as telling Xi Jinping. China is Pakistan’s all-weather ally. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize Before PM Modi left for Bishkek, India had ruled out any bilateral meeting with Pakistan. India has said cross-border terror must stop and Pakistan must take action against terror groups operating from its soil before dialogues can begin. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had written separate letters to their Indian counterparts, ahead of the SCO summit, pushing for resumption of bilateral talks. After assuming office too, Imran Khan had written to PM Modi, seeking dialogue on all issues, including Kashmir. On Wednesday evening, after the ministry said PM Modi won’t fly over Pakistan on his way to Kyrgyzstan — a move seen as a snub — Islamabad said its airspace was open for the VVIP flight. Pakistan had closed its airspace in February after the Balakot air strikes. PM Modi’s flight, however, took a different route to Bishkek. India’s pressure on Pakistan to take action on terrorists acting from its soil spiked after the February 14 terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, in which 40 soldiers died. At last year’s SCO summit in China’s Qingdao, PM Modi shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with then Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain, amid frosty bilateral relationship between the two sides. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is an eight-member group led by China that cooperates chiefly on trade and security.(With inputs from NDTV)
FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick Liberals say there will be a candidate for Speaker when the legislature sits on Tuesday, an apparent break in the deadlock that makes it no clearer whether Premier Brian Gallant can cling to power.Acting Liberal house leader Lisa Harris made the announcement at a hastily called news conference Friday afternoon.“I am here to advise you that our caucus met today and agreed that out of respect for New Brunswickers we must avoid an unnecessary election and not face the house without a candidate for Speaker,” Harris said.“We also unanimously agreed to recommend to our leader that we meet the house on Tuesday, elect a Speaker, and present a progressive throne speech.”Harris did not say if the candidate for Speaker would come from Liberal ranks or if an opposition member would agree to do it. She refused to answer any questions.A name for Speaker must be given to the clerk of the legislature by 5 p.m. Monday.On Thursday, every opposition member and Liberal backbencher took their names off the list of Speaker candidates.Until now, no one has been willing to take the job because of the tight numbers in the legislature.The governing Liberals won 21 seats in last month’s election — one less than the Progressive Conservatives — while the Greens and People’s Alliance each won three.The Tories have already said they’ll vote against the throne speech, but Harris said it could still be passed.“Our caucus believes that we can earn 25 or more votes for this agenda. Our caucus will meet again on Monday to consider our next steps,” she said.If the Liberals were defeated on a confidence vote, the Tories would be given a chance to form government.Donald Wright, a political scientist at the University of New Brunswick, said Friday it’s hard to know what the Liberal strategy might be.“I think the Liberals are desperately trying to hold onto power, but they are running out of options at this point,” Wright said.“It would appear they are delaying the inevitable on the surface, unless they have some magic wand up their sleeve and some rabbit to pull out of a hat,” he said.Despite negotiations, the Liberals were unable to get any coalition deal with the Green party, and Gallant said he wouldn’t make a deal with the right-of-centre People’s Alliance.The People’s Alliance have already said they would provide stability to a Tory government for up to 18 months.
28 September 2011An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Cambodian Government to carefully review a draft law that may hamper the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the South-east Asian nation. “The Government of Cambodia should not proceed with the draft NGO law in its present form,” Surya P. Subedi said as he presented his annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.“Of course, as a sovereign country, Cambodia is entitled to enact a law on NGOs, but the decision to adopt a law to regulate NGOs and associations is a critical initiative which requires careful attention, given its long-term implications for the development of Cambodian society,” added Mr. Subedi, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia. Many of the civil society organizations in Cambodia have been playing an important role alongside the State in delivering key social services in the areas of education, health, rural development, sanitation, social welfare and the protection of natural resources and the environment, he noted.In a news release issued in Geneva, Mr. Subedi urged the Government to take into account the concerns raised during the consultation process before enacting the law, especially the “onerous” requirements for registration and the lack of clear criteria on which registration applications will be considered.In his report to the Council, the Special Rapporteur acknowledged that the overall situation of human rights had improved over the years in Cambodia, especially with the enactment of a number of key legislations.At the same time, he underscored that there was still “a great deal of work to be done to strengthen the rule of law, to accelerate the process of democratization and to enhance the capacity of parliament to hold executive to account.”
On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index is down 15.91 points to 15,128.08.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 19.33 points to 21,551.47.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 3.73 points to 2,446.98.The Nasdaq composite index climbed 4.48 points to 6,265.66.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.52 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 78.16 cents US.
The Oakland Raiders’ wanderlust is never ending. On Monday, the team gained league approval to move to Las Vegas. It comes at a strange time for the Raiders, since they’ve just recently gotten pretty good! They won 12 games last season, making the playoffs and seeming to be well-positioned to stay strong with Derek Carr under center.But Raiders fans — old-timers in Oakland and new ones awaiting the team in Las Vegas — shouldn’t expect the team to tank all of a sudden. Eight NFL teams have moved since the AFL-NFL merger (not counting the current Raiders or Chargers, who are slated to move to Los Angeles this year), and as you can see in the chart below, immediate results have been mixed: The Raiders reportedly don’t plan to move until 2019, so they still have two “lame duck” seasons to play in Oakland. Playing with one foot out the door hasn’t gone well for other franchises:In 1996, the Houston Oilers announced that they were moving to Tennessee but would play their remaining two years in Houston. The first lame-duck season was something of a farcical attendance disaster, as they played to mostly empty stadiums and hostile crowds at home. They went 2-6 in Houston while going 6-2 on the road. After the season, they reached a deal to leave town a year early.In 1995, the Cleveland Browns started out 4-5 under head coach Bill Belichick, after going 11-5 the year before. Then owner Art Modell dropped the bomb that he was moving the team to Baltimore at the end of the year. The Browns went 1-6 after the announcement and then fired Bill Belichick. Well done!However, the Raiders have experience in making the best of a lame situation. In 1980, Al Davis announced a deal to move the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles, but the NFL rejected the move. His team continued playing in Oakland while the court battle was ongoing, playing two seasons before Davis won the right to move. In the first of those, the Raiders won the Super Bowl despite being (sort of) on their way out. They also won the Super Bowl after the 1983 season, their second in LA.So, if history is any indication, the modern-day Raiders’ move could lead to them sinking their franchise and possibly missing out on being the NFL’s next dynasty or, well, kind of being the NFL’s next dynasty. Share on Facebook
Heavy snow fell across the UK on SundayCredit:Caters News Agency/Michael Scott/Caters News A spokesperson for British Airways said: “When [we] are not able to operate flights into Heathrow as planned, we do our best to keep customers updated, and look after them, providing refreshments and hotel accommodation.”Reduced capacity at Heathrow as heavy snow fell on Sunday meant a number of British Airways flights were forced to divert to airports including Leeds and Newcastle, while other aircraft were held in holding patterns above the UK waiting for a window to land.“We are working with Heathrow and Air Traffic Control to operate as many of our flights as possible into the airport. Safety is always our priority, especially when dealing with very challenging weather conditions,” the spokesperson added. “We understand this is a frustrating time, but our teams are working around the clock to ensure we get customers to their destinations quickly, but safely.”Other airlines using Heathrow also had flights impacted.The airport said the disruption would continue on Monday “due to crew and aircraft being out of position”.“Before coming to the airport, passengers must check their flight status with their airline,” the airport said. “If the status of your flight is cancelled, please do not travel to the airport.”Flights at other London airports were also affected on Sunday, while services were suspended from Birmingham and Manchester, too. Ryanair and EasyJet advised customers to check their flight status before travelling to the airport.The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation said disruption would continue across Europe today. Nice, Brussels and Amsterdam were all suffering from delays. Reduced capacity at London Heathrow Airport is forcing some inbound flights to diverthttps://t.co/ohh4Uc5QmY pic.twitter.com/6ad9MNPM2V— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 10, 2017 A British Airways flight from Berlin to Heathrow took off five hours late yesterday, but then turned around within sight of the UK coast and returned to the German capital leaving around 180 passengers stranded.Flight BA983 was one of many disrupted by Sunday’s heavy snowfall, but passengers on the afternoon service will feel particularly hard done by. The Airbus A320 was due to depart Berlin Tegel at 1.50pm but was delayed due to the weather conditions on the continent. It eventually took off at 6.57pm and made its way towards London. However, just as it was half way across the North Sea and less than a hour from Heathrow, it performed a U-turn and flew back to Berlin, where it landed an hour later.One passenger posted a photo on Twitter of an on-board TV screen showing the flight path, with the caption: “Nightmare.” Nightmare pic.twitter.com/9gYew7yGIF— Vincent Flanagan (@vtflanagan) December 10, 2017 FlightRadar24.com shows the BA flight U-turnCredit:Flightradar24.com
Poor design and implementation of transfer points can result in increased maintenance costs for minerals processing systems. This is made worse by a lack of proactive, scheduled maintenance and can result in excessive downtime and severely reduced profitability. Faizal Mahomed, After Sales Manager at M&J Engineering said “The transfer points, due to the nature of their application, should be carefully considered as they can easily become the obstacle to efficient operation. The critical issue here is that the uncontrolled discharge of bulk materials through conventional chutes is associated with escalated maintenance and replacement costs”.Mahomed suggests that a common understanding in the industry is that the project is finished once the transfer points and chutes have been installed and commissioned. “This is not the case, as once the chutes are in active operation problems can arise due to wear and a lack of maintenance. We are aware of the fact that inspections and maintenance are not the core business of the mines, which is why we recommend they invest in a maintenance contract that clearly outlines the after sales responsibilities of the supplier.”Ironically, due to the reliable nature of the Weba Chute Systems, routine maintenance is often not carried out on systems. “However, normal wear and tear does occur and even a seemingly minor deflection, such as a slight spillage, can result in a significant loss of productivity over time,” Mahomed adds.A comprehensive maintenance contract will include random and scheduled on-site inspections as well as pre-specified appointments to undertake maintenance work. “M&J Engineering thoroughly checks the condition of the chutes’ wear components to ensure that the chutes operate within their engineered parameters. By timeously identifying issues, we are able to alleviate equipment failure,” says Mahomed.The company undertakes to continuously monitor its Weba Chute Systems from the date of installation. “This allows us to determine the wear rate and to ensure that the transfer point is performing optimally. A technician regularly inspects and monitors all transfer points. In instances where a mine has a large number of transfer points, this is extremely advantageous,” Mahomed explains.After a routine check a comprehensive report, including a detailed cost analysis, is compiled and issued to the customer. It includes information on the condition of the chute and identifies areas where maintenance is required, including the replacement of wear parts that have reached the end of their life.M&J Engineering promotes a customer centric support programme that is underpinned by extensive experience and expertise in a large number of installations. “By developing enduring relationships with our customers, we are able to define their exacting needs. Customisation of products and a tailored maintenance contract provide customers with the assurance that their transfer point and chute system will eliminate unnecessary downtime. The end result is increased productivity and a handsome return on investment,” Mahomed concludes.
If you consider yourself a fan of Windows 8 and are hoping that first-generation convertibles and tablets will be a smashing success, then you’re probably already nervous following the leaked Asus pricing that appeared this week. Even worse, pricing for Acer’s Iconia Tab W510 and W700 in New Zealand has now leaked, too — and it’s even higher.The entry-level W510 with an Atom 2760 processor, 64GB of internal storage, and Windows 8, is listed at $999 NZ. Stripping out New Zealand’s tax and converting to U.S. dollars, it works out to about $710. Sure, it’s cheaper than the Vivo Tab from Asus (which has been pegged at $799) , but it’s still way too high to attract consumers.Hankering for a Windows 8 tablet with a little more muscle? Then why not upgrade to the (roughly) $1,269 Iconia Tab W700. It features an 11.6-inch 1080p display, 128GB of internal storage (or about $50 worth of additional NAND), a Core i5 processor…oh, and a charging dock.If there’s any good news to come out of this, it’s that Acer doesn’t appear to be charging as much for its keyboard dock as Asus is. The converted price for the Iconia accessory works out to around $160, which is $40 less and actually on par with Asus’ pricing for its own Android keyboard accessories.Still, it’s enough to make you wonder if Acer really gave its pricing enough thought. It priced the Iconia Tab W500 — which ran Windows 7 — at $549 when it launched last May, and even at that price most reviewers called it overpriced. Sure, the W510 has a more tablet-friendly OS, current-gen chip, and a bit more storage, but it’s hard to see that being enough to justify a $170 price increase — especially considering that the W500 was a flop.More at TechJungle
Warner Bros company hit out at Dublin start-up ‘like a ton of bricks’ over Scooby brand name ScoobyBox has had to change its brand name to BusterBox after trademark issues with a Warner Bros company. Short URL Share86 Tweet Email2 37 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3868070 Image: BusterBox Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Hayley Halpin Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 7:45 AM Feb 24th 2018, 7:46 AM Image: BusterBox DUBLIN START-UP ScoobyBox owners have spoken of the “devastation” of having to change its brand name after being hit with a legal warning from a company owned by US-based entertainment firm Warner Bros.The start-up, owned by Gary Redmond, Liam Brennan and Paul Carrick, offers a monthly subscription service to people where they can sign up to receive monthly boxes of toys and treats for dogs. The company appeared on RTÉ’s Dragon’s Den in April 2017.On 27 July 2017, the dog product business received a letter from a solicitor on behalf of Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc threatening to legally oppose its use of the ScoobyBox name on the grounds of trademark issues with the Scooby-Doo brand.Hanna-Barbera Productions is a subsidiary of Warner Bros.The production company owns the trademarks Scooby, Scooby-Doo and Scooby Snacks. These trademarks are listed in the Irish Trade Mark Register and the EU Trade Mark Register, according to the solicitor.In the letter, the solicitor outlined that its client was “concerned by the existence” of the start-up’s application for trademark status on the ScoobyBox name.“The Mark applied for ScoobyBox includes the term Scooby as its distinguishing and dominant element. The end term Box is merely descriptive of the product within which you may deliver dog products. Thus, the Mark applied for is highly similar to our client’s earlier trademarks as registered,” the letter said. The Scooby Doo live musical in London Source: EMPICS Entertainment via PA Images‘We didn’t mean to infringe’Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Redmond explained that the trio chose the name ScoobyBox after one of the co-founder’s grandfather’s dog named Scooby.“It had nothing to do with the Scooby-Doo character. He grew up with the dog and the company was named after the dog’s memory,” Redmond said.When the start-up initially set out to choose a brand name, Redmond said they looked at the list of registered trademarks under Ireland’s Patent Office. He said they found no listing of the Scooby trademark.However, once the company received the solicitor letter they came to the realisation that Scooby was, in fact, a listed trademark in the EU.“We didn’t mean to infringe, but we did,” Redmond said.“They came down on us like a ton of bricks,” he said.ScoobyBox made efforts for a number of months to come to a resolution with Hanna-Barbera Productions.However, having taken extensive legal advice, the ScoobyBox team realised that the challenge to retain their right to use the Scooby name would be too expensive for them, and they said they were left with no option but to change the company name.The ScoobyBox team sent Hanna-Barbera Productions a letter informing it that they would cease use of the word Scooby in its brand name by 20 February. The start-up has been rebranded as BusterBox.“We had to immediately cancel our domain and our email address,” Redmond said.“It’s going to cost us about €5,000 to change over. We had to get new artwork and a new domain, which was expensive because it’s a premium domain,” he said.It was just devastating after building our brand up and getting our name out there on television. All we can do is try to keep positive.Speaking of the reception the company has received after it announced its name change, Redmond said: “The subscribers are keeping positive and are being very supportive. They’ve been great.”Venturing overseasOver the past number of months, the Irish start-up has begun to spread its business into the UK market.Redmond said that while the company’s brand name has posed a number of difficulties over the past year, it will not deter the team from progressing its expansion overseas.“It’s all still a go but it’s a disappointment at the start of the year when we’re trying to expand our brand overseas. It’s just a set-back but we’ll get there,” Redmond said.Read: KFC forced to destroy chicken as delivery fiasco rumbles onMore: Snapchat lost €1 billion in value just after Kylie Jenner tweeted she doesn’t use it anymore 23,918 Views
Stay on target Virginia Outlaws Deepfake Revenge PornArizona Lawmaker Proposes Porn Tax to Pay for Border Wall The government has been shut down for nearly a month, leaving hundreds of thousands of furloughed employees to deal with the consequences of prolonged unpaid leave.It’s not all doom and gloom, though: It seems plenty of workers have found relief … online.Pornhub on Thursday reported a 5.94 percent increase in average daily traffic between Jan. 7 and 11—the shutdown’s third week—compared to levels prior to the Dec. 22 closure.As Mashable pointed out, correlation does not mean causation: It is winter, when people tend to stay indoors where it’s warm, cozy, and private.Still, it’s hard to deny the connection.(via Pornhub)The adult video platform’s peak traffic period across the US is typically from 1 p.m. to midnight.Since the shutdown began, though, afternoon rush hour rose by as much as 7 percent above average at 1 p.m.—when people would normally be at work. An influx of late-night users saw numbers grew as much as 14 percent, and early-morning traffic (from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.) saw a slight rise.“Those fluctuations are similar to other events (see winter storm Stella) when people tend to stay up later and sleep in when they don’t have to go to work in the morning,” according to Pornhub.X-rated traffic was up more than 6 percent in the nation’s capital, where there was a 12 percent boost in viewing after midnight.(via Pornhub)(The usual sunrise gridlock, on the other hand, dropped between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., which I can only assume means there were fewer people to watch porn on their morning commute.)Average visit time during the week, meanwhile, gained 33 seconds (from 10 minutes 37 seconds to 11 minutes 10 seconds), “further indicating that some people have a bit more time with on their hands,” the site said.Pornhub statisticians also noticed a shift in popular categories over the last month, suggesting themes popular among government workers, including “threesome” (+66 percent), “small tits” (+57 percent), “squirt” (+54 percent), and “cuckold” (+49 percent).“If you find yourself with some extra time due to the government shutdown, just remember that here at Pornhub we’re always HARD at work,” the blog added.More on Geek.com:‘Fortnite’ and Stormy Daniels Dominate Pornhub’s Top Searches in 2018Pornhub Offers Free Leaf Removal Service in Upstate New YorkPornhub Adds Closed Captioning for Porn
The former business manager for the Salmon Creek Soccer Club who stole tens of thousands of dollars from the club was given a seven-month sentence Monday. She may be able to serve the sentence through the jail’s work release program, however.Michelle Lee Steiger, 45, previously pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to three counts of first-degree theft. The club said that Steiger stole about $55,000 over the course of about three years. However, she disputes that amount, and her attorney, Therese Lavallee, said Monday the amount is closer to $18,000 to $20,000.Steiger had been a volunteer with the club for more than 15 years and more recently served as the business manager for several years. She was responsible for signing up players and collecting their fees, paying club bills and managing the club’s account, according to a probable cause affidavit.In November 2015, the president of the soccer club told authorities that Steiger was replaced as business manager after parents and vendors complained of numerous financial mistakes and nonpayments. Steiger also had stopped attending board meetings and failed to provide financial reports, the affidavit states.The board later discovered numerous electronic payments from the club’s bank account to Steiger’s personal bank account. And parents began reporting that they paid cash for their children’s soccer registration, but the children were not signed up as expected, and there was no record of their payment, court records said.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will not be cutting Raheem Sterling any slack and expects him to match his goalscoring feats from last seasonThe English winger found the back of the net 23 times in 46 games for City in the 2017/18 campaign.And Guardiola expects nothing less this time around.“I would like him to score the goals he scored last season. I will say right now,” Guardiola said on MEN.“Of course scoring goals gives every player confidence and Raheem last season it was not just in terms of goals, it was assists and creating chances.“His movement without the ball was outstanding.”The Catalan chose to start Sterling on the left flank in City’s opening day win against Arsenal the previous weekend.The 23-year-old had occupied the right flank last season with Leroy Sane on the left.But Sterling had no problems playing on the other side and even managed to score as City began the new campaign with a 2-0 win.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I can play Raheem there [on the left],” said Guardiola.“He played on the right [last season]. So the importance of scoring goals on the right, making movements to the byline, with the left of course he goes more inside for the shot. So it depends.“I think [Benjamin] Mendy and Leroy [Sané] can play together, Mendy and Raheem can play together.“Riyad [Mahrez] can play right and left.”But nobody at City can be guaranteed a regular spot in the line-up.“I think we have players who can play in different positions so the decisions are always based on how they are training, how is their physical condition, especially in that period, the way we want to play, so there are many circumstances,” he said.“The players that don’t play in the last games is nothing about us not trusting them. But they have to do more.”Sterling was an unused substitute in City’s 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield on Sunday.
Hertha Berlin boss Pal Dardai was “very satisfied” with their 2-0 win over Bayern Munich and revealed the “secret” that led them to victoryVedad Ibisevic’s penalty and a close-range finish from Ondrej Duda handed Hertha Berlin a first win against Bayern in 14 league encounters on Friday night.The three points won also moved Hertha level on points with their opponents at the top of the Bundesliga table with 13 points.The result left Dardai extremely pleased in what he felt was a well-deserved win for Hertha.“I’m very satisfied. Our back four, our pressing game in midfield, the compactness we’ve been having for years: the lads are doing a good job. It’s just discipline,” said Dardai on the Bayern website.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“The secret is to play well at the same time and have possession against Bayern. We showed that today. We scored beautiful goals. Bayern upped the pressure towards the end, of course, they’re all world-class players. But I think we deservedly won today.”Hertha will next face seventh-place FSV Mainz 05 next Saturday in the Bundesliga.Guten Morgen, Bayern-Besieger! Ein Tor bis zur Tabellenspitze hat gefehlt, dennoch schon ganz geil, dieser Blick auf das Tableau 😜😉 #BSCFCB #hahohe pic.twitter.com/b0u7JB2Kxu— Hertha BSC (@HerthaBSC) September 29, 2018
The famed Karisoke Research Center was established in 1967 by Dian Fossey and has been running ever since. Its mission is to study the mountain gorilla and to assist in protecting it from extinction—a dire prediction made by Dr. Lois Leaky in the early 60’s after noting the declining population of gorillas due to poaching and loss of habitat. Today, researchers from all over the world come to the center to help study the wild gorillas and to learn from others that work there.Up until now, there have been only two reports of mountain gorillas using tools in the wide (those in captivity have demonstrated a wide range of tool use). One team of researchers spied an adult pushing a stick around in a muddy part of a river to learn whether there was anything below worth trying to catch. Another team witnessed an adult move a tree-trunk crosswise over a stream then use it as a bridge to cross over.In this latest report, team members Cyril Gruetera, Martha Robbinsa, Felix Ndagijimanab, and Tara Stoinskib report watching as a an adult female manipulated a bamboo pole to position it for use by one of her offspring, then held onto it to keep it steady as the little one clambered up the pole from the ground to join her in her perch. The team adds that it was clearly intentional as the mother didn’t act until she heard distress calls from her infant.The researchers suggest that unlike chimpanzees, which have been seen using all manner of tools in the wild to gain access to food, gorillas may be more inclined to use tools as a way to deal with the rugged environment in which they live. That suggests researchers may need to look for such use in different ways. Journal information: Behavioural Processes Citation: Wild gorilla spotted using pole as a ladder (2013, November 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-11-wild-gorilla-pole-ladder.html Credit: Wikipedia Mountain gorilla twins born in Rwanda More information: Behavioural Processes, Volume 100, November 2013, Pages 160–162 DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2013.09.006 A team of researchers working at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Karisoke Research Center in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda (in association with the Max Planck Institute for Anthropology and the University of Western Australia) is reporting in the journal Behavioural Processes that they have witnessed possible tool use by a mountain gorilla—it used a bamboo pole to serve as a ladder to help its offspring climb into a difficult place. This marks just the third instance of an eyewitness report of a gorilla using tools in the wild. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2013 Phys.org Explore further
This story originally appeared on PCMag By Lance WhitneyIf you need a quick and convenient way to create, view, and perform the tasks on your to-do lists, you’ll find a lot of to-do apps for iOS and Android with a host of bells and whistles. But if all you want is a simple and straightforward way to track your tasks, Google Tasks can fill that role.With Google Tasks, you can create and manage multiple task lists, create subtasks, add details to your tasks, and set due dates. And by using a Google account, you can access lists from any device. Let’s look at how to work with Google Tasks.Related: 15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google Photos Download Google TasksDownload Google Tasks for iOS from the App Store and for Android from Google Play. On an Android device, the app asks for access to your Google account identity and your location. Tap on Accept if you’re okay with this. Fire up the app and tap on the Get Started button. The first time you use Google Tasks on iOS, the app asks which Google account you want to use. Tap the correct account. The app then asks for permission to send you notifications. Tap Allow to be notified of tasks when they’re due. My TasksAt the My Tasks screen, tap the button to Add a new task. Type the task you want to record and tap on Save. The task appears under My Tasks. Add More InformationNow you can add more information to your task, including details, a due date, and subtasks. Tap on the task. At the next screen, tap on the field to Add details and type the necessary details you wish to save. Tap on the link to Add date. Select a due date and tap OK. Tap on the link to Add subtasks if you want to create one and then type the subtask. Tap Done. Create Another TaskTap the Back button to return to My Tasks. Tap on Add a new task to create another task. Type the task. You can add details and a due date as you type the task. Tap the + button under the task. Tap the icon with the horizontal lines to add details and then type the detailed information. Tap the calendar icon and then select a due date. Tap Save to store the task. Continue this process until you’ve set up a few tasks. Sort Your TasksAfter you’ve created a batch of upcoming tasks, return to the My Tasks screen. Tap on the ellipsis icon in the lower right. You can choose to sort your tasks by due date rather than by the order in which you created them. Tap on the ellipsis icon again. You can opt to rename your list to something other than My Tasks. And you can choose to delete all completed tasks.Related: 26 Tricks to Help You Tame Google Calendar Complete a TaskTo complete a task, just tap on its circle. The item disappears from your list but pops up in the Completed list. Tap on Completed to see your completed tasks. To move a task marked as completed back to your regular list, tap on its checkmark. Create Multiple ListsYou can also create multiple lists. Tap on the hamburger icon () in the lower left. Tap on the link to Create new list. Type a name for the new list and tap Done. Tap on the Add a new task button to add a task to your new list. Save it. Switch ListsYou can bounce from one list to another to view or it add more tasks to it. Tap on the Hamburger icon. Select the list you want to access. View AnywhereFinally, you can view and work with your task lists from any computer or mobile device. Access your tasks on an iOS device, an Android device, or the Google Tasks website via a browser on your PC. You’ll see all your tasks synced and up to date across the board.Related: Pop Quiz: How Smart Are You About Your Smartphone? Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read May 22, 2018 Register Now »
Additionally, ruthieroo81 mentioned that they prefer a 10-inch Android or Windows tablet, that their price cap is £600 (around $786), and that they would like LTE if possible. Because of that specific note mentioning pounds sterling, I’m going to list other tablets’ pricing in pounds, not dollars.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/10-inch-android-tablet?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Task at hand, I cracked my knuckles and flipped through our Best Tablets page, finding a lot of options that didn’t quite hit the mark. The Surface Go is £509, but the tablet’s battery life is low (around 6 hours on the Laptop Mag battery test), and that same slate jumps above our user’s price cap, to £619, with LTE.MORE: Kids Tablets to Buy (or Avoid)I saw Amazon’s £149 Fire HD 10, which looks like a good option — with a decent screen and over 9 hours of life on a single charge — but it has major issues. The biggest problem results from how Amazon locks down its Fire tablets, which requires you to root the device and jump through some hoops in order to use those accessories of yours. Also, while ruthieroo81’s list of important apps — “Deezer, Netflix, Outlook, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter” — are all there, Amazon’s app store doesn’t stock any Google apps. Plus, there’s no LTE option.The first slate I’d actually recommend is Lenovo’s Tab 4 10 Plus. At 0.3 inches thick, it’s thinner than the Fire HD 10 (0.4 inches). Also, its screen ratings (109 percent of the sRGB spectrum, 400 nits of brightness) are solid, and its 4,097 score on the Geekbench performance test thwomps the 2,916 from the Fire HD 10. Oh, and it’s got excellent battery life, lasting 13 hours and 6 minutes on the Laptop Mag battery test.The biggest issue with the tablet is its limited availability, though I’ve found it with LTE for ruthieroo81 on Amazon for £179.Buy LTE Tab 4 Plus on Amazon UKBuy Wi-Fi Tab 4 Plus on Amazon UKFor a little more, you can get … a little more. The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite is a 10-inch slate that packs its own stylus (in case you’re interested in one) and a 427-nit screen that’s a bit brighter than the Tab 4 10 Plus’ display. While this tablet is a decent option overall, its 3,845 Geekbench score is a hair below the Tab 4 10 Plus’ mark of 4,097.MORE: Best Tablets – Top Tablets on the Market – Laptop MagJust like the Tab 4 10 Plus, supply of the M5 Lite is limited. At the time of publishing, the LTE version, which goes for £301.61, has only five units left in stock on Amazon, though the £259, Wi-Fi-only model is in strong supply.Buy LTE MediaPad M5 Lite on Amazon UKBuy Wi-Fi Only MediaPad M5 Lite on Amazon UKIf you want the latest and greatest, though, consider the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, which is so new that we haven’t even tested it yet. But if this slate matches its predecessor, the 10-inch Tab S4, it will certainly be worth its £429 price (and that’s with LTE). The S4’s screen hit a high 219% on the sRGB test and produced a mighty bright 463 nits. Oh, and it offered even more speed than the Tab 4 10 Plus, with a Geekbench score of 6,592.Buy LTE Galaxy Tab S5e on Amazon UKAgain, though, this is all based on past performance, which is not an optimal way to evaluate a new device. We look forward to testing it soon to get back to you. I’d have recommended the Galaxy Tab S4, which supports an optional keyboard accessory, but it’s got limited availability, as the S5e’s replaced it in Samsung’s lineup.There’s just one catch: remember when the iPhone dropped calls when you held it wrong? The internet is currently getting peppered with reports of the Galaxy tab S5e having its own Antennagate, with Wi-Fi signals dropping based on how users’ hands grip it.Before you go buying any of these, ruthieroo81, note that you’ll need an adapter — such as this one from Anker — to connect the Tab 4 10, MediaPad M5 Lite or the Tab S5e to your drive.Buy Anker USB C OTG Cable on Amazon UK Author Bio The wide world of tablets can feel especially small if you want a larger screen and prefer Android. Forum member ruthieroo81 wrote in to us, asking for buying advice for an upcoming trip:”I’ve been looking for a new tablet for a while, but as I now have a trip to Australia planned, I’ve started to look into it a bit more. I’ll be going away to Australia on my own for three weeks. I’m looking for a device mainly for browsing, watching films, social media, etc. I have a portable hard drive (1TB WD Passport), so can store photos and additional media on that, and a RAVPower FileHub, which I would like to use alongside my new tablet.” Henry T. Casey, on Henry T. Casey, Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. 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