Spider speed increases as temperature rises

first_imgAs unnerving as it may be for some, the scuttling movement of tarantulas is a rather impressive feat. All eight of the animal’s hairy appendages are controlled not by muscles, but by a hydraulic fluid called hemolymph, which flows through the legs and causes them to flex and extend. While this system is simpler and lighter than muscled movement, it is also more sensitive to temperature changes. This could have direct implications for the speed of the skittering critters and for robots designed to mimic their movement, researchers write in The Journal of Experimental Biology. In the new study, they tested Texas brown tarantulas’ (Aphonopelma hentzi) speeds across a variety of temperatures. The hotter the temperature, the faster the spiders sprinted. Speeds at the highest end of the tested range—40°C—were 2.5 times faster than speeds at the lowest end of the range—15°C. The researchers found that the difference was caused simply by faster stride frequency. The researchers had hypothesized that when temperatures were either too cool or too hot, the spider’s joints would lose their ability to work together synchronously, but, surprisingly, the leg joints were most tightly coupled at low temperatures and slow movement speeds. As things heated up, the actuation of the joints was less precisely coordinated, but the spiders still moved faster. The team proposes that this decoupling may reflect an incomplete flow of hemolymph in and out of the limbs, suggesting that the spiders’ top speed is set by the limits of how quickly the fluid flows.A link to the study will be added once it is available from the journal.(Credit for first linked video: F. Y. Su and N. A. Booster)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

FIFA reminds World Cup-bound Peru about government meddling

first_imgView comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 ONE: Askren retires undefeated, destroys Aoki in 57 seconds LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Peru’s players celebrate after a play-off qualifying match for the 2018 Russian World Cup against New Zealand in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to win a two-leg playoff and earn the 32nd and last spot in the World Cup field in Russia. APZURICH — FIFA has reminded the Peruvian soccer federation of rules prohibiting interference by national governments, one week after the South American country qualified for its first World Cup since 1982.FIFA says the letter reacts to the “current draft of the Peruvian Sports Law” presented to a congressional committee last month. FIFA says the proposed text to lawmakers includes “certain items that, if implemented, would contravene the FIFA Statutes.”ADVERTISEMENT In serious cases, FIFA can suspend a country’s national and club teams, plus officials, from international competitions and meetings.Peruvian officials are due in Moscow next week for the World Cup draw.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPeru is not likely to be facing any action, but FIFA has promised to “continue to monitor the situation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justicelast_img read more

BWF World Championships 2018: Sindhu settles for silver after losing to Marin

first_imgPV Sindhu had to settle for silver yet again at the BWF World Championships after losing the final in straight games against arch-rival Carolina Marin of Spain in Nanjing, China.Marin, who has been Sindhu’s toughest rival on the badminton court, prevailed once again over the Indian 21-19, 21-10 to clinch her third world title. The former world No. 1 shuttler had previously won the title in 2014 and 2015. She is now the first female player in history to hold three world titles.Sindhu couldn’t better her performance at the tournament from last year after failing to find rhythm and form in the final match against Marin, who took a 7-6 lead in the head-to-head battle against Sindhu.The star Indian shuttler seemed out of sorts throughout the match although, she did manage to put up a good fight for some time in the first game. Marin however, simply blew her opponent away in the second to win the match in just 45 minutes.(Match highlights)Marin proved too good for Sindhu in the match which mattered the most and brought out the full range of shots on court with surprising drop shots, constant varying of pace in a rally, down-the-line smashes and impeccable net play dominating her play.All through the tournament, Marin has looked in supreme form. Her confidence, her movement on court and her attacking strokes have been top notch.On the other hand, Sindhu had shown a lot more patience and variety in her strokes in this edition. Timely drop shots have been a major addition in Sindhu’s arsenal and that has helped her get past her opponents. Against Marin, she will need to bring all her variety to the court.advertisementEven though Marin and Sindhu have faced each other many times since the Rio Olympics final, this was the first major event after 2016 when they face each other in a final.Sindhu entered the final with a spirited performance against world No.2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and beat her 21-16, 24-22 to guarantee herself another silver medal.Marin on the other hand, played her semi-final against home favourite He Bingjiao and the Spanish player came from behind to beat the Chinese 13-21, 21-16, 21-13.last_img read more

West End Infant Graduates First Batch of Students

first_img The school was built at a cost of $111 million through partnership involving the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; Sandals Foundation; and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund. Story Highlights Ten months after its official opening, the West End Infant School in Westmoreland graduated its first batch of 27 students on Thursday (July 5).Addressing the ceremony, held on the grounds of the institution in West End Negril, Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Trisha Williams-Singh, hailed the school administration for the “tremendous work” done in upholding the standards of the ECC.She noted that West End Infant has the honour of being the first early-childhood institution in Westmoreland to be certified after being in operation for just one term.“You are a certified institution; that’s optimum quality for our children. You feel the difference in an institution like this one compared to others, because [you] have attained the 12 legal operating standards. This institution is among only 15 that are certified in the parish of Westmoreland,” she said.Mrs. Williams-Singh is encouraging the other institutions within the parish to take the necessary steps to becoming certified.Of the 163 early-childhood institutions operating in Westmoreland, 134 have applied for certification.For her part, Principal of the institution, Sherida Malcolm, expressed her gratitude to the parents, staff and funders for their continuous contribution towards the development of the school.West End Infant opened its doors on September 4, 2017 with 46 students, with the numbers growing throughout the year to reach 80.The school was built at a cost of $111 million through partnership involving the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; Sandals Foundation; and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.It can accommodate 160 students aged three to six years.CONTACT: Addressing the ceremony, held on the grounds of the institution in West End Negril, Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Trisha Williams-Singh, hailed the school administration for the “tremendous work” done in upholding the standards of the ECC. Of the 163 early-childhood institutions operating in Westmoreland, 134 have applied for certification.last_img read more

USCG Evacuates Man from Bulker off Washington

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: US Coast Guard A 29-year-old seafarer has been evacuated from the 63,392 dwt bulk carrier Great Fluency while the vessel was in the Straight of Juan De Fuca, Washington.The Chinese man was reportedly exposed to phosphene gas, according to a report by U.S. Coast Guard.In the morning hours of April 7, the Coast Guard District 13 received a notification from the Great Fluency about the incident and launched a response boat from Station Port Angeles.The man was reportedly nauseous but able to climb down a Jacob’s ladder without assistance.The seafarer was safely transported to the Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles for further medical attention, USCG said.At the time, the 2016-built vessel was on its way from the port of Vancouver, Canada, to the port of Caldera, Costa Rica.last_img read more

Industry experts to train students to develop employability skills

first_imgKolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (Makaut) is adopting industry partnership model in a number of courses to guarantee job for the students.Professionals from industries will be giving the training and after completion of the courses will directly engage the students in various projects. “We have come up with a new extension campus at Bankura and there we are offering degree course in Animation and Media Science. Work for the post production of films have started shifting from Mumbai and South Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIndia to Kolkata as the cost is much less here. We want our students to cater to the demand of the industry,” said Saikat Maitra, vice-chancellor of Makaut. It may be mentioned that Bollywood films are very much in demand in foreign countries too and the turnover of Bollywood industry is much higher than that of Hollywood. Maitra said that the university is coming up with a new technology of Photo Realistic Animation at its campus in Haringhata , Nadia. ” The modern animation films like the Lion King or the Jungle Book has this new technology which add to the visual element,” he said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to Maitra, digital content is very much in demand nowadays with mobile users remaining hooked to their cell phones. As per latest reports, 90 crores people in the country have access to smartphones and Indians on an average spend three hours a day with their mobile. Telecom experts have stated that this will go up to 5 hours a day in the coming years. Makaut is following the same industry model in their degree course in hotel management that is being imparted in Salt Lake. The students are being subjected to real life training at a reputed hotel chain so that they get employed after the course. The university conducts a Combined Entrance Test (CET) for admission in these courses and students after passing their higher secondary or equivalent examination will have to clear the examination for admission in the courses. Both the courses come at a total cost of around 2 lakhs and the university has already tied up with a nationalized bank which is ready to provide educational loan. “We are gradually working upon introducing this model in more and more courses that are offered by us,” Maitra said.last_img read more

CSC to train one lakh youth in core technologies for one year

first_imgNew Delhi: In a major move, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on Friday signed an agreement with Common Services Centers (CSC) to help upskill one lakh young professionals in core technologies over the next year.Under the pact, IEEE will work through CSCs across the country to train the young professionals in skills that align with the government’s Digital India initiative, which in turn will spur jobs in the emerging fields of building or managing data networks and Internet of Things (IoT), the CSC said in its statement. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The aim of this agreement is to jointly create jobs and bridge the digital divide. IEEE Blended Learning Program (BLP) aims to upskill 1 lakh young professionals across the country in the emerging areas of technology such as the Internet of Things and building Wi-Fi community networks,” said Harish Mysore, senior director IEEE India Operations. On the occasion, CEO of CSC Dinesh Tyagi said, “The BLP certificate programmes are developed in conjunction with industry leaders and vetted by experts to ensure their effectiveness in content and learning experience.” “It is backed by micro-learning modules, application modules and data analytics, ultimately leading to an IEEE certificate, which aims at bridging the skills gap between academic learning and industry needs,” he said.last_img read more

Moroccos Richest Businessman Wants to Build Africas Tallest Tower in Rabat

Rabat – Morocco’s richest businessman, Othman Benjelloune, is said to be planning to build the highest tower in Africa in the heart of Rabat.French-speaking magazine Economie & Entreprises reported on Thursday that Othman Benjelloune, who was recently ranked by Forbes as the richest man in Morocco for the third year in row, is planning to invest more than MAD 1 billion ($100 million USD) in the construction of a 200-meter tower in Rabat.The tower, which is expected to be the largest in Africa, will be built in a very strategic place in Rabat near the the Bou Regreg River, which runs into the Atlantic Ocean between the cities of Rabat and Salé. The building will comprise of 46 stories and house smart offices equipped with the latest technologies. The tower will also include upscale residential complexes and restaurants.Earlier this week, Forbes magazine ranked Othman Benjelloune the richest man in Morocco in its annual billionaires list, with a net worth of $1.9 billion.Othman Benjelloun made his fortune in the insurance sector and banking with “Les Assurances Al Watania” and BMCE. With his company, Finance.Com, he expands his activity in the telecommunications, air transport, and information technology industries. read more

Bell Medias new streaming service Project Latte snaps up Seinfeld

TORONTO — Serenity now — “Seinfeld” is headed to Bell Media’s new streaming video service.The company said Friday that it had struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television for the Canadian exclusive subscription streaming rights for the classic sitcom.Bell Media made the announcement while revealing its comedy slate for its new streaming video service “Project Latte.”All nine seasons of the show about nothing will be available on “Project Latte,” along with every episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Frasier,” “Cheers” and “Corner Gas.”The service will also feature current comedies including “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Millers” and “Spun Out,” as well as Comedy Central shows including “Inside Amy Schumer” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.”The deal marks the first time “Seinfeld” will be available on a North American streaming video on demand platform.“Project Latte” is set to launch later this year and is designed to be available to all TV providers. So far, the service will be offered to Telus Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV subscribers via set-top box, as well as via the web, game consoles and smart TVs.Bell Media has previously announced the service will feature the entire off-air library of HBO programming including “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Sex and the City,” as well as the whole catalogue of Monty Python shows and movies.Shaw Media and Rogers Media launched their streaming video service, Shomi, earlier this month.The Canadian Press read more

Thailand Ban urges respect of democratic principles as army imposes martial law

“The Secretary-General is closely following the latest developments in Thailand, where the army declared martial law [today],” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York.According to news reports, months of unrest have again erupted into protests in Thailand. Protests began in late 2013, with demonstrators calling for the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s administration and implementation of anti-corruption reforms. On May 7, Ms. Shinawatra reportedly was removed from Government after a ruling by the Thai Constitutional Court. Today’s statement says that Mr. Ban has consistently called on all sides to work together to seek a solution to the prolonged political stalemate through constructive dialogue.“The way to secure Thailand’s peace and prosperity is through full respect for democratic principles and engagement in democratic processes,” the statement continues, and adds: “The Secretary-General urges all sides to exercise utmost restraint, refrain from any violence and fully respect human rights.” read more

Signage volunteers to aid with campus construction detours

Dozens of new signs placed around the University, as well as volunteers directing those new to Brock, are expected to help students navigate the major construction underway on campus.A number of measures have been put in place to assist with the influx of foot traffic set to return to Brock beginning with Sunday’s Move-In Day event.Large maps indicating detours around the Brock LINC construction project in front of Schmon Tower and the Goodman School of Business expansion project will be on display in front of Welch Hall, near the bus drop-off area, Student-Alumni Centre and the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.Additional signage will be found throughout campus, including floor stickers with arrows to direct foot traffic along the recommended detour routes.For anyone who needs additional assistance, trained student ambassadors wearing ‘Ask Me’ buttons — part of the BrockU4U campaign — will be stationed in various areas and on the lookout for people to help.A portion of the Schmon Tower lobby, available through the Learning Commons, will be made accessible on Tuesday to permit access to the Tower elevators. An additional route to the elevators from the Thistle Complex will open in the near future.  The detours are intended to “make circulation and access to Brock facilities as simple and clear as possible while maintaining safety for everyone around the construction sites,” said Project Manager Scott Roper. “Detours will continue for the entire project due to limitations of the site.”To stay up to date with future closures that may limit routes around campus, visit brocku.ca/detours.The next phase of the LINC construction will see structural steel installed.“Once the steel arrives, people will be able to get a better idea of how much this is going to change the face of the campus,” Roper said. “Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding while we make such grand improvements to the University.”For assistance with detour routes, contact the Welcome Desk at the Brock Card Office at 905-688-5550 x4636 or refer to the Facilities Management website. If you have accessibility concerns related to the construction work, contact Christopher Lytle at clytle@brocku.ca or 905-688-5550 x5454. read more

New nuclear grade boric acid developed by Borax Argentina

first_imgOrocobre subsidiary Borax Argentina has developed a new chemical product and earlier this month made the first shipment of boric acid HPN (High Purity Nuclear) Grade to a customer in Brazil. Boric acid HPN is a new refined chemical product developed by Borax Argentina over the last six months with characteristics of high purity (greater than 99.9%) and low levels of key impurities such as iron, sodium, chlorine, sulphur. Heavy metal levels are less than 1 ppm. The high boric acid content and low impurity levels makes the product suitable for use in nuclear power plants. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to slow down the rate at which fission is occurring.The development of this new product reinforces the inherent flexibility in the Borax Argentina operation and highlights the ability of the business to produce new specialist high specification products for high value niche markets. Boric acid HPN will form an integral part of the product portfolio as Borax Argentina becomes more geographically diverse by growing its presence in key international markets. This follows on from the recent development of a high grade hydroboracite product for the agriculture market. Richard Seville, Managing Director of Orocobre said “this is another great example of innovation by the Borax Argentina business and fits with our strategy to expand sales into new markets and new geographical regions”. Orocobre, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange, is building a substantial Argentinian-based industrial minerals company through the construction and operation of its portfolio of lithium, potash and boron projects and facilities in the Puna region of northern Argentina. It is building in partnership with Toyota Tsusho Corp the first large–scale, greenfield brine based lithium project in 20 years at its flagship Salar de Olaroz resource, with projected production of 17,500 t/y of low-cost battery grade lithium carbonate scheduled to commence in Q2 2014. The company also wholly-owns Borax Argentina, an important regional borate producer.last_img read more

Study Humans Are Pushing Elephants Out of Their Natural Habitat

Study Humans Are Pushing Elephants Out of Their Natural Habitat

first_imgStay on target Rhino Poacher Reportedly Killed by Elephant, Then Eaten by LionsWatch: Firefighters Use Crane to Hoist Elephant Back to Her Feet Humans must be better neighbors to elephants, or the majestic mammals may soon go the way of the Dodo.African elephants face a range of threats: Poaching, habitat loss, human conflict, and climate change have contributed to a 60 percent decline in population since 1970.And considering the limited resources available for conservation, that number is likely to increase.Scientists from the University of Reading, in collaboration with the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, last week published a study highlighting the impact of habitat loss on elephants in southern Kenya.The good news is: humans can play a key role in limiting this threat.“More greenhouse gas emissions may bring more rainfall to this part of Africa, which would actually increase the food available to elephants,” lead study author Vicky Boult, from the University’s Department of Meteorology, said in a statement. “Habitat loss, however, will reduce the area, and thus the food.“The priority in protecting these elephants will be to prevent their habitats being converted into human-dominated landscapes, so that elephants have continued access to food there,” she added.Elephant numbers in Africa have fallen from an estimated 1 million in 1970 to about 400,000 in 2016—mostly thanks to poaching and conflict.The continent’s human population, meanwhile, has doubled to 1 billion since 1982, and is expected to double again by 2050.More people means more taking of land and resources from the local wildlife; elephants, University of Reading said, are constantly being pushed into isolated spaces, where food and shelter is often scarce.“Humans must be better neighbors to elephants to allow this to happen,” Boult urged. “And initiatives must be introduced and funded to help people share space with elephants better.”Moving forward, the team plans to improve their model, taking into consideration the fact that elephants move seasonally, and may avoid some food-rich areas due to lack of water and shade or perceived risks.They will also further investigate how climate change could affect these landscapes.“It is important to note … that there will be winners and losers of climate change,” Boult said. “While Amboseli’s elephants may fare well, elephants elsewhere in Africa may see the climate become drier and their food availability decline.”Read the full paper in the journal Conservation Science and Practice.More on Geek.com:Rhino Poacher Reportedly Killed by Elephant, Then Eaten by LionsFirefighters Use Crane to Hoist Elephant Back to Her FeetTwo Youngest Elephants at Indianapolis Zoo Die a Week Apartlast_img read more

Main event for 1211 NXT live special announced

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta WhatsApp On last night’s 11/20 WWE NXT, it was announced that the main event of the 12/11 “NXT TakeOver: R Evolution” live special on the WWE Network will be NXT Champion Adrian Neville defending the NXT Title against Sami Zayn. If Zayn does not win the title, Zayn stated in a promo that he will walk away from NXT. WWE.com: NXT Champion Adrian Neville vs. Sami ZaynRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Kurt Angle Facebook Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Videos Articles Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 4/1/19 (Stephanie McMahon’s to make WrestleMania announcement) Cesaro Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next RAW Preview: Stephanie to make WrestleMania announcement, Live RAW Post-Show Videos Articles Pinterestlast_img read more

Tissot stepping down after a decade as historical museum director

first_imgThe Clark County Historical Museum, 1911 Main St., has operated in Vancouver’s 1909 Carnegie Library since 1964.Susan Tissot, who has been executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum for 10.5 years, will leave in May for a job in California.Tissot will become executive director of the Humboldt Botanical Garden Foundation in Eureka, Calif.The move results from several personal and family factors coming into alignment, Tissot said Wednesday afternoon.She will join husband Brian Tissot, who left the faculty of Washington State University Vancouver to become director of Humboldt State University’s marine laboratory in Trinidad, Calif.“It’s an opportunity for my husband. Our son is graduating (from high school), and we will be empty-nesters this summer. The time is right for a big change,” she said.“I do have a personal philosophy,” Tissot continued. “I’ve been here 101/2 years. No nonprofit should have the same executive director for 20 years. You need new blood, fresh eyes. It’s a healthy move for the historical society. My successor will come in the door and take it to the next level.”Tissot was hired by the Clark County Historical Museum in September 2003 after 31/2 years as exhibits and public program coordinator at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum in Kelso.last_img read more

Threefifths of staff at Slug and Lettuce Walkabout and more enrol in

Threefifths of staff at Slug and Lettuce Walkabout and more enrol in

first_imgMore than three-fifths (63%) of hourly-paid staff at pub group Stonegate Pubs, which operates 772 UK venues under brands that include Be At One, Slug and Lettuce and Walkabout, have enrolled to use a new flexible pay benefit since its launch in April 2019.The financial benefit, provided by Wagestream in partnership with Fourth, was implemented for Stonegate Pubs’ 12,500 hourly-paid employees in April 2019, as part of its wider retention and recruitment strategy.The new benefit aims to help employees improve their financial health and reduce money-related stress.The flexible pay service enables staff to access and draw down a percentage of their earned wages on any day of the month prior to their scheduled payday for a flat fee of £1.75. The benefit is not a loan, so no interest is charged on the transaction.Employees are also able to access budgeting advice, for example to help them understand their payslip, as well as financial welfare support, offered in conjunction with The Money Charity and the Money Advice Service, via the Wagestream mobile app.Since its introduction in April 2019, 6,000 of the organisation’s employees have made at least one pay transfer.Tim Painter, HR director at Stonegate Pubs, said: “Our employees have had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the introduction of this service.“Getting early access to money [employees] have already earned, that to all intents and purposes [belongs to staff], seems so simple, but this is a real revolution in pay that is already making it easier to recruit and retain staff.”last_img read more

When Should You Call 911 About A Bear Sighting

When Should You Call 911 About A Bear Sighting

first_imgSelinger: “The Bears are going to be looking for fish as well, keep your property picked up and minimize attractants that might bring bears into a neighborhood. Keep your eyes up when you’re out there recreating.” Police say most bear sightings don’t need to be called in to 911. But police do want to hear about bears that are aggressive, sick, injured, orphaned or rummaging through trash. Jeff Selinger, Kenai Peninsula Area Biologist:  “Bears are out moving around so you know pick up the garbage and the trash around the houses and minimize the potential of having a negative encounter with bears by being aware when you’re out in the woods.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department Game and Fish wants to warn the public that bears are on the move and to be “Bear Aware”. However, Police are urging people to stop calling emergency lines to report non-emergency bear sightings. Police say if people see a brown bear in town, they still should call 911 since that is more rare.last_img read more

Karol G Crowned Best New Artist At The 2018 Latin GRAMMYs

Karol G Crowned Best New Artist At The 2018 Latin GRAMMYs

first_img Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Facebook Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs karol-g-crowned-best-new-artist-2018-latin-grammys 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Email Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win The 2018 nominees for Best New Artist at the Latin GRAMMYs were filled with plenty of other talented artists as well. The other nominees included 15-year-old Regional Mexican singer Angela Aguilar, Brazilian jazz-influenced singer Anaadi, Columbian alt-rock group LosPetitFellas, Mexican R&B-infused singer Nana Mendoza and Chilean singer/songwriter Benjamín Walker. The group also had Mexican indie-musician El David Aguilar, Dominican artist Álex Ferreira, young traditional Mexican singer Christian Nodal and Colombo-Venezuelan Latin folk artist Claudia Prieto. Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win https://twitter.com/LatinGRAMMYs/status/1063245033002827776 Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImagecenter_img The 27-year-old rising star took to the stage beaming ear-to-ear with her father to receive her award from GRAMMY-nominee Halsey. She shared her gratitude for being recognized for her music and the hard work she’s put into it over the last five years. In 2013 she released “Amor De Dos” with Nicky Jam, which put her on the map in her native Colombia, and since then has grown her audience globally. She released her debut album Unstoppable on Oct. 27, 2017 and has continued to release hot collabs with artists like fellow current Latin GRAMMY-nominees Bad Bunny and Maluma. This year she was also nominated for Best Urban Song for “Mi Cama.” Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY The rising queen of reggaeton takes home her first Latin GRAMMY Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 15, 2018 – 6:31 pm The 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards have crowned Karol G as Best New Artist, giving the Colombian reggaeton artist her first win ever. The category is one of the most anticipated of the night.  Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards: 19 Things You Didn’t KnowRead more Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Karol G Crowned Best New Artist At The 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Twitter Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 15, 2018 – 8:40 pm Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star News RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Prev Next RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Businesses want more recreation at Tongass National Forest

first_imgA group of 49 business owners in Southeast Alaska wants the federal government to put more money into recreation opportunities at the Tongass National Forest.The Juneau Empire reports the group sent a letter in May asking lawmakers to consider the Tongass’ recreation program when Forest Service funding is appropriated.The group says the recreation budget has dropped 42 percent in the last six years.Montana-based research firm Headwater Economics released a report in November saying the Tongass is spending more on its timber program than recreation.Juneau Economic Development Council Director Brian Holst says the House and Senate had been expected to act on a Forest Service budget proposal this week.He said the state needs improved access to recreation opportunities for its tourism industry to grow.last_img read more

IS admits its leader Baghdadi dead

IS admits its leader Baghdadi dead

first_imgThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had “confirmed information” that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.Russia’s defence ministry said in June that it might have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes hit a gathering of Islamic State commanders on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, but Washington said it could not corroborate the death and Western and Iraqi officials have been sceptical.Reuters could not independently verify Baghdadi’s death.“(We have) confirmed information from leaders, including one of the first rank, in the Islamic State in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zor,” the director of the British-based war monitoring group Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters.Baghdadi’s death had been announced many times before but the Observatory has a track record of credible reporting on Syria’s civil war.Abdulrahman said Observatory sources in Syria’s eastern town of Deir al-Zor had been told by Islamic State sources that Baghdadi had died “but they did not specify when”.Iraqi and Kurdish officials did not confirm his death. The US Department of Defence said it had no immediate information corroborate Baghdadi’s death.Islamic State-affiliated websites and social media feeds have not carried any news regarding the leader’s possible death.The death of Baghdadi, who declared a caliphate from a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, would be one of the biggest blows yet to the jihadist group, which is trying to defend shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq.last_img read more