Olympian Michael Phelps loses race against Great White Shark

first_imgRematch? Next time..warmer water. #SW30 @Discovery @SharkWeek— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) July 24, 2017Disappointed fansMeanwhile, viewers expressed their disappointment with the race—not because Phelps lost—but due to the fact that most were expecting the two competitors to swim side-by-side in a pool of some sort.ADVERTISEMENT Several divers were also around during Phelps’ run, to ensure his safety considering he was swimming in shark-infested waters off the coast of South Africa.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Phelps. / AFP PHOTO / François-Xavier MARITThe much-anticipated showdown between the world’s most decorated swimmer, Michael Phelps, and perhaps the ocean’s fiercest predator, the Great White Shark, went down over the weekend.READ: Olympian Michael Phelps set to race against Great White SharkADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Billed as “The Great Gold vs. The Great White” by the Discovery Channel ahead of “Shark Week,” Phelps showcased a valiant effort, but fell short of his hope to win the made-for-television race against the dreaded beast.According to Bleacher Report, the unnamed shark bested the 32-year-old Phelps by a mere 2 seconds, finishing the open ocean course in 36.1 seconds, against the Olympian’s 38.1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMeanwhile, the 23-time gold medalist, who’s not used to coming in second place in swimming races, is already itching for a rematch.“Rematch? Next time..warmer water,” he wrote on Twitter. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Instead, both the shark and Phelps took turns swimming for 100 meters at different times, even as Discovery imposed an image of the shark on the other side of Phelps to give the appearance of an actual swimming competition.Call me crazy but I thought they were gonna put Phelps up against a real shark not a simulation. I feel robbed. #SharkWeek #PhelpsVsShark pic.twitter.com/XgdEphkl6m— Meg Conley (@MegDownSouth) July 24, 2017 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress MOST READ Both of my girls have left the room. Disappointed Phelps isn’t side-by-side w/great white. #PhelpsVsShark #SharkWeek @Discovery— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) July 24, 2017 Kasey Kahne ends victory drought at marathon Brickyard 400 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ America’s collective disappointment when we realized that #PhelpsVsShark is all just science and simulations: pic.twitter.com/bTww7dAWm3— Lindsey Barr (@simply_lindsey) July 24, 2017 View commentslast_img read more

Road Warriors hold off Batang Pier, bolster Top Four bid

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJuami Tiongson caught fire late while JR Quiñahan did the dirty work as NLEX repulsed GlobalPort, 109-99, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The pint-sized playmaker dropped 14 points in the payoff period, 12 of which coming from beyond-the-arc, as he triggered the Road Warriors’ early fourth quarter blast.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments Tiongson wound up with 21 points on 5-of-7 clip from three and four assists.“Juami Tiongson played really good today. That’s the way we want it, we want players stepping up,” said coach Yeng Guiao. “Kevin Alas did not play bad, but Tiongson was just playing so well that I let him finish the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe burly Quiñahan followed suit, scrapping his way down low to rack up 18 markers and off the bench as he helped NLEX grab a 102-91 lead with 4:03 remaining.Aaron Fuller topscored with 33 points that went with 20 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists as the Road Warriors moved up to 7-2 in the standings with two games remaining in their schedule. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ PVL: FEU tramples San Sebastian in straight setscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We need eight wins to make the top four. We have two more games, hard games against TNT and Star, so if we luck on one of those, we’ll get what we’re waiting for,” said Guiao.Murphy Holloway paced GlobalPort (3-4) with 29 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, six steals, and three blocks, while Terrence Romeo came off the bench and fired 24 markers, but went 6-of-13 from threes and committed eight turnovers in the loss.The scores:NLEX 109 – Fuller 33, Tiongson 21, Quinahan 18, Alas 12, Baguio 10, Mallari 8, Fonacier 4, Ighalo 3, Al-Hussaini 0, Lastimosa 0, J. Villanueva 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.GLOBALPORT 99 – Holloway 29, Romeo 24, Anthony 15, Cortez 9, Arana 9, Guinto 6, Cardona 4, Baracael 3, Mamaril 0, Hubalde 0, Celiz 0.Quarters: 33-22, 56-54, 78-76, 109-99.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Guiao felt relieved to have survived the Batang Pier, who missed the services of Stanley Pringle.Pringle left for the United States to be with his ailing father.“We’re lucky that Pringle wasn’t there. I was watching the game against TNT and I was already contemplating on how will we stop this guy. But sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good,” said the veteran mentor.NLEX jumped out of the gates firing, establishing control early, 27-9, with 3:00 left in the first quarter before GlobalPort made a huge run that paved way for a nip-and-tuck battle in the middle quarters.But Tiongson was just stellar, holding off the Batang Pier as the Road Warriors inched closer on nabbing a top four seat that comes with a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

ROUND 6: Adrien Broner connects with quick uppercut

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Pacquiao hits again but this time a jab in the middle of the ring.Broner throws a quick 1-2 combination that Pacquiao easily dodges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPacquiao then hits with his own 1-2 and follows it up with a couple of uppercuts.Broner closes the round with a quick uppercut. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem ROUND 5: Pacquiao still the aggressor in an uneventful round PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Manny Pacquiao, right, blocks a punch from Adrien Broner during WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. APMANILA, Philippines—The pace of the action remains the same midway through the fight.Adrien Broner lets out a wild left and Paquiao hits him straight in the jaw that put the American to the corner.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Japan’s Kimiko Date calls time on career

first_imgJapan’s Kimiko Date called time on her tennis career at the age of 46 on Monday, saying she was no longer able to perform at the best of her abilities due to physical issues and had decided to listen to the “inner voice” telling her it was time to quit.The former world number four has been invited to play in next month’s Japan Women’s Open, barely two weeks before she turns 47, and wrote on her blog that it would be her last appearance.Date made a comeback to the court in May after undergoing multiple surgeries, including a knee cartilage transplant earlier this year.”I was determined to continue my challenge until the day I could no longer ignore my inner voice,” she wrote, saying that while her knee was not giving her pain an old shoulder injury had begun to act up.”I had survived painful knee surgery, overcome harsh rehabilitation and hard training to get in shape to play in a tournament, which I feel is a great accomplishment. However, when I compare my level of play to before my injuries, I realize there’s a gap and it’s not easy to fill,” she added.Date initially retired in 1996 but returned to competition 12 years later in 2008. She spent a further 16 months on the sidelines until her May comeback.She won her first Japan Open title in 1992, the same year defending champion Christina McHale of the United States was born. She said she felt unable to push herself enough to compete with players in their twenties.advertisement”Maybe you don’t need to endure the pain…These thoughts have been circling my mind,” she wrote.Date won eight WTA titles, the last in 2009, and reached the semi-finals of three grand slam tournaments.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma meet 87-year-old superfan after India reach semi-finals

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma went onto meet 87-year-old Charu Lata Patel after India defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs to reach the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.Virat Kohli also tweeted an image with Charu Lata Patel, thanking her for immense support and saluting her passion and dedication as a fan.”Also would like to thank all our fans for all the love & support & especially Charulata Patel ji. She’s 87 and probably one of the most passionate & dedicated fans I’ve ever seen. Age is just a number, passion takes you leaps & bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one, ” Virat captioned the image.Also would like to thank all our fans for all the love & support & especially Charulata Patel ji. She’s 87 and probably one of the most passionate & dedicated fans I’ve ever seen. Age is just a number, passion takes you leaps & bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one. pic.twitter.com/XHII8zw1F2Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 2, 2019Rohit Sharma became only the 2nd batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to hit 4 hundreds in a single World Cup and in the process became the leading run-scorer in this World Cup. Rohit fell to Soumya Sarkar on 104.Rohit unfurled a flurry of strokes and played with a lot of freedom during his almost 2-hours-long vigil at the crease. En route his century, Rohit also hit 5 huge sixes to go along with 7 boundaries.How amazing is this?!India’s top-order superstars @imVkohli and @ImRo45 each shared a special moment with one of the India fans at Edgbaston.#CWC19 | #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/3EjpQBdXnXadvertisementCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019Rohit along with KL Rahul forged record 180-run opening stand to set up the foundation of India’s big total against Bangladesh.KL Rahul hit 66 while Rishabh Pant smashed an enterprising 48 before Hardik Pandya starred with the ball to ensure India’s 28-run win over Bangladesh at Edgbaston.Ms Patel was spotted by a cameraman during India’s innings. She was pictured blowing a horn and many fans took note and shared her pictures onCricket really is for all ages!Meet the #TeamIndia fan whose support is simply sensational #BANvIND | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/4TaXCvSgzrCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019She proudly admitted that this is her team and the players are like her kids. “I love this Indian team and all the players are like my kids,” she said.For sure, her passionate cheering for Team India was one of the highlights of India’s win and she instantly became an internet sensation.Also Read | Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya star as India beat Bangladesh to enter semi-finalsAlso Read | Rohit Sharma played chess with Bangladesh bowling attack, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Rohit Sharma best one-day player in the world, says Virat Kohlilast_img read more

Be cautious drink plenty of fluids to avoid heatstroke Doctors

first_imgNew Delhi: The city is witnessing the hottest days of the season, recorded temperatures like 48 degree Celsius on Monday and continue with the same pace on Tuesday as well, giving no respite to the residents.Doctors have reported at least 25 per cent increase in the number of patients complaining of symptoms similar to that of a heat stroke. Patients are suffering from high body temperature, higher than usual heart rate, cramps, headaches, loss of consciousness, and seizures. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”With the temperature at an all-time high, we are getting around 30 to 35 patients in the emergency response (ER) department every now and then. Most of the cases presented at the ER are of heat exhaustion, heat rash and heat stroke along with patients with other ailments like indigestion, dehydration and allergies,” said Dr Umar Zahoor, Head of Emergency department, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre. He also said that the under normal conditions, the body loses water daily through sweat, tears, breathing, urine, and stools. In a healthy person, this water is replaced by external fluids and food that contain water. The body loses a significant amount of water during fever, diarrhea, and vomiting, dropping the natural water level leading to dehydration. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”The body may also run out of the water if an individual is over-exposed to the sun and the water level is not restored. Heat stroke is closely associated with prolonged exposure to heat that leads to dehydration. A dehydrated body can lose essential body salts, such as sodium and potassium further leading to a heat stroke’s,” he added. Another doctor said that to avoid falling ill, it is advisable to consume 3-4 liters of water every day. Also, a mixture of sugar and salt in water is a good option to prevent dehydration. “It is advisable to carry umbrella, water, glucose, and sunglasses along and wear light coloured clothes to protect you from direct sunlight.” said, Dr Kuldeep Kumar, Assitant Professor, Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital. He also added that there is an upsurge of 40 percent of summer related complication in their OPD. For over last 4 years, nearly 4,620 people died in India due to heat stroke. A continuous rise in the temperature this year demands precautionary methods to be implemented, said Dr Zahoor. “Mostly children and people who have to travel during the day fall victim to this terrible heat wave. We have seen about 10-15 cases of heat stroke and exhaustion. People showing any one of the symptoms need to visit the hospital immediately as a heat stroke can damage the brain,” Dr Kuldeep added.last_img read more

Canadas wireless prices justified even if high by world standards think tank

first_imgTORONTO – Canadians like to complain about paying some of the world’s highest wireless prices, but a Montreal Economic Institute report says they should also acknowledge the cost of having some of the world’s most advanced networks.“Yes, we pay more. But we get a lot more. That’s what I’d like people to take into consideration when they complain about their prices,” author Martin Masse said in an interview before the report’s publication on Tuesday.His 40-page report says Canadian wireless carriers are among the biggest investors in network infrastructure “however one calculates it: per connection, per subscriber, per capita, or as a percentage of their revenue.”The benefit, it adds, is that Canadian carriers are consistently ranked among the fastest in the world, citing statistics from telecom equipment maker Cisco and Open Signal, which measure networks in various countries.The Montreal Economic Institute, which takes an anti-regulatory stance, receives some funding from the telecommunications industry players but says it makes its choices independently.The study comes as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is in the midst of requiring Rogers, Bell and Telus to add a basic, data-only wireless service to their product lineup.Rogers has proposed a $25 per month plan with 400 megabytes of data at 4G speeds. Bell and Telus have suggested 500 MB of data at LTE speeds for $30 per month.Katy Anderson of Open Media, an advocacy group that pushes for lower-cost telecommunications services, said “at the end of the day, we know that so many Canadians pay way too much for their cellphone services.”She pointed to a short-lived price war last December, when Rogers, Telus and Bell offered heavily discounted plans with 10 gigabytes of data for $60 per month.“I think it just shows you that if one gives a cheaper option, they’ll all go that way. Then, on the other hand, once they start to raise their prices we see that the companies tend to raise their prices (to be) pretty similar.John Lawford of the Public Interest Advocacy Group, which also pushes for consumer-friendly telecom policies, said that countries like Finland and South Korea also have good networks but at lower prices than Canada’s.He adds that regions within Canada that have a “strong” fourth carrier enjoy average discounts of between seven and 25 per cent than those without.Masse said he doesn’t think Canada should follow Europe’s lead, or even the United States, in emphasizing low prices over investments on advanced fourth-generation and fifth-generation networks.“In five years, when we have our 5G networks deployed here . . . in Europe they will still pay low prices for crappy services and no 5G, or years behind us in deploying 5G, which will have an impact on their whole economy.“We all want to pay less. But is this what we want?”Independent consultant Mark H. Goldberg, who organizes the annual Canadian Telecom Summit, said in an email that he agrees that a focus on price alone doesn’t make sense with something as complex as wireless.“We are still seeing hundreds of thousands of new customers each quarter, which seems to indicate that Canadians are still seeing value and getting their first phones,” Goldberg said. “I think that is an encouraging signal.”Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B, TSX:BCE, TSX:T, TSX:SJR.B)last_img read more

Morneau expects economic positivity to continue despite weak trade numbers

TORONTO — Finance Minister Bill Morneau expects Canada’s “positive economic situation” to continue for the coming quarters even as the country’s latest export figures exhibit signs of weakness.The minister met with private sector economists in Toronto on Thursday morning ahead of his fall economic update, which Morneau said would be released in the coming weeks.He said the “consensus” among the 10 economists in the room was the “economic situation we find ourselves in is better than we might have expected just not that long ago.”“My sense is we will continue to have a positive economic situation in the coming quarters, and obviously the longer term,” Morneau said.His comments came as August statistics show the country’s trade deficit widened to $3.4 billion — almost a billion dollars more than expected — compared to a $3.0 billion deficit in July. Overall exports declined for the third consecutive month, down 1.0 per cent to hit $43.6 billion.The Canadian economy has been unexpectedly strong for the first half of this year — with second quarter growth at 4.5 per cent — prompting the Bank of Canada to raise its key interest rate twice this summer.But the latest round of trade data “adds to the evidence that the outsized outperformance of the economy over the last year is coming to an end,” said Nathan Janzen, a senior economist with the Royal Bank of Canada, in a note to clients on Thursday.“It also, however, does not alter our expectation that growth will still remain at an ‘above-potential’ pace and — with the economy probably already quite close to capacity limits — that further gradual Bank of Canada interest rate hikes will be warranted,” Janzen wrote.CIBC Economics, however, expects the central bank’s “monitoring” of the economy to translate into a pause in interest rate hikes.“Exports have looked very soft, and are a reason why we are forecasting a more muted growth picture in the second half of the year,” it said in a note Thursday. “That should keep Governor Poloz using a more gentle hand on interest rate hikes going forward.”Exporters should get some assistance from the pullback in the loonie since September.Morneau said Thursday the weaker dollar would be “helpful” for exporters.“There is positive opportunity for (exporters), and the broader economic trends would lead me to conclude that we have a positive future.”On Thursday, Scotiabank released its latest economic forecasts, pointing to 3.1 per cent GDP growth for 2017 and 2.0 per cent in 2018 — both unchanged from September but revised upwards since July. Scotiabank also put out its first GDP growth forecast for 2019, pegged at 1.5 per cent.Craig Alexander, an economist with the Conference Board of Canada who was among those who met with Minister Morneau, says the pace of growth the country has enjoyed is not sustainable. It will moderate going forward as the slack in the economy is used up, he said.Alexander also pointed to some downside risks such as the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and geopolitical risks including Brexit.Still, the conference board’s economic growth forecasts have been revised upwards to 3.1 per cent for this year, 2 per cent in 2018 and 1.7 per cent by 2019, he said.“The base case forecast is for a healthy Canadian economy over the next couple of years,” Alexander said. “But recognizing that the pace of growth is going to slow… it is slowing to a healthy pace of growth.” read more

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This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 midflight

first_imgAVIATION PHOTOGRAPHER David Davis took this picture of a Cathay Pacific 747 after the plane experienced what pilots might describe as a “bird strike”.Sometimes, as with the US Airways plane that was forced to land on the Hudson several years ago after a flock Canada geese flew into its engines, these strikes can cause catastrophic damage to the aircraft.In other cases, the damage is less severe — except to the bird(s).This 747 apparently hit a bird squarely on its nose cone. The plane survived. The bird presumably didn’t. But it made quite a dent.via DavidSDavis71/FlickrFor more of David Davis’s aviation photography, please visit his Flickr photostream.- Henry BlodgetPigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London>Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free>last_img read more

Confirmed Diet soft drinks do actually help people lose weight

first_imgA STUDY PUBLISHED today confirms that drinking diet beverages does actually help people lose weight.James Hill, executive director of the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and one of the authors of the study, said the research directly counters the myths in recent years that suggest the opposite effect. People in the study consuming the diet drinks actually lost more weight than those who were drinking water.The 12-week clinical study, of 303 participants, which was funded by the drinks industry, is the first prospective, randomised trial to directly compare the effects of water and diet beverages on weight loss within a structured diet and physical activity plan. It found that participants who consumed these diet drinks lost an average of 13 pounds – 44 per cent more than the control group, which lost an average of nine pounds.In addition to the weight loss, the diet beverage group also: Reported feeling significantly less hungry;Showed significantly greater improvements in serum levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) — the so-called ‘bad’ cholesterol;Saw a significant reduction in serum triglycerides.Both diet soda and water groups saw reductions in waist circumference, and blood pressure.“There’s so much misinformation about diet beverages that isn’t based on studies designed to test cause and effect, especially on the internet,” said John C. Peters, co-author of the study and the chief strategy officer of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. “This research allows dieters to feel confident that low- and no-calorie sweetened beverages can play an important and helpful role as part of an effective and comprehensive weight loss strategy.”Read the study in full here.Read: Drinking two glasses of fruit juice a day is actually pretty bad for you>Read: This formula has the potential to change what the world considers to be “food”>last_img read more

Otaries de Californie deux petites femelles orphelines recueillies par le zoo de

first_imgOtaries de Californie : deux petites femelles orphelines recueillies par le zoo de Chicago, en imagesÉtats-Unis – Deux jeunes otaries abandonnées par leur mère au mois de juin ont été secourues par plusieurs organismes spécialisés, avant de trouver un nouveau foyer au zoo de Brookfield, près de Chicago.Faute de pouvoir être réintroduites dans leur milieu naturel, deux petites otaries de Californie femelles, abandonnées après la naissance par leur mère près de San-Francisco, ont été confiées au zoo de Brookfield, géré par la société zoologique de Chicago. Les deux jeunes animaux auront droit à une période d’acclimatation de plusieurs semaines dans leur nouvel environnement et avec leurs congénères déjà présents au zoo, avant d’être présentés au public. Encore nourries au biberon, les deux petites sont déjà pleines de curiosité et d’exubérance.À lire aussiÎle kangourou : les otaries déciment les manchots pygméesRecueillis tout d’abord par le personnel du Centre pour les mammifères marins de Sausalito (Californie), puis transférés au parc d’attraction Six Flags, les animaux ont été suivis et choyés par une spécialiste déléguée par le zoo de Brookfield, où ils ont finalement été conduits. Une collaboration entre différents organismes, qui a permis de sauver les deux orphelins et accessoirement, d’apporter un lot de gènes neufs au plan de gestion des populations de l’association des zoos et aquariums (PMP), qui gère le maintien des populations d’animaux captifs.Les scientifiques ont observé une corrélation entre les abandons de nouveaux-nés par les lions de mer femelles et les épisodes du courant chaud El Nino, qui éloigne des côtes sardines et anchois, privant ainsi les otaries, surtout les jeunes et les femelles gravides, de leurs proies habituelles. Les mères, trop affaiblies pour gagner les îlots isolés où elles mettent bas habituellement et pour allaiter leur progéniture, l’abandonnent où elle peuvent pour gagner des zones plus accueillantes.   Découvrir les deux jeunes otaries en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/otarie-de-californie/deux-jeunes-otaries-orphelines-recueillies-par-le-zoo-de-chicago_art9080.htmlLe 7 septembre 2010 à 16:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Marée noire un oléoduc déverse des litres de pétrole dans une rivière

first_imgMarée noire : un oléoduc déverse des litres de pétrole dans une rivière d’AmazonieLa rupture d’un oléoduc de la compagnie pétrolière équatorienne Petrocuador a causé une véritable marée noire dans la rivière Napo, affluente de l’Amazone. Les autorités tentent actuellement de réguler la situation. Le danger demeure cependant pour les populations vivant aux abords du fleuve, notamment les groupes indigènes. Cela fait maintenant une semaine que le gouvernement équatorien a annoncé le désastre mais la situation est loin de s’arranger. il y a peu, un oléoduc appartenant à la compagnie pétrolière de Petroecuador s’est rompu et a déversé quelque 10.000 barils sur les 309.000 qu’il transitent tous les jours. La catastrophe se serait produite dans la rivière Napo, affluente de l’Amazone, contaminant ainsi plusieurs régions de l’Equateur mais aussi du Pérou que le cours d’eau baigne également.Aujourd’hui, les autorités péruviennes tentent de limiter les dégâts et de nombreux avions survolent la région afin d’évaluer l’ampleur du désastre. Le nettoyage de l’eau est en cours et des barrages flottant censés empêcher la propagation des nappes de pétrole ont été mis en place. Des produits absorbants ont également été dissous dans l’eau afin de réduire les taches blanches visibles à sa surface et signalée par les riverains. De son côté, le Brésil situé plusieurs centaines de miles en aval, a mis sa marine en état d’alerte et a offert une assistance technique. “Le Brésil a offert de l’aide à l’Équateur et au Pérou pour soutenir le travail de confinement et la dispersion de la nappe de pétrole dans les deux pays”, a déclaré le ministère des Affaires étrangères dans un communiqué. Le ministre de l’Environnement du Pérou, Manuel Pulgar Vidal a jugé lui que la marée noire était un “problème très grave”. Un problème sanitaireD’après les informations dévoilées, la rupture de l’oléoduc serait due à un glissement de terrain près de la zone d’activité du volcan Reventador. Bien que la nappe reste moins étendue que dans de précédentes marées noires, ces conséquences n’en demeurent pas moins importantes. Suite à l’accident, plus de 12.000 personnes se retrouveraient aujourd’hui privées d’eau potable sans compter les tribus indigènes des alentours. “On compte 32 communautés indigènes des environs du fleuve Napo touchées par les résidus de pétrole dans la région de Loreto” annonce le ministre Manuel Pulgar Vidal. En effet, nombreux sont les autochtones à vivre aux abords du fleuves et à dépendre des ressources de l’Amazonie. Pour leur venir en aide, le gouvernement du Pérou a commencé à distribuer des kits de “potabilisation” de l’eau ainsi que de la nourriture. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon les médias locaux, de l’eau potable a également dû être apportée aux habitants qui auraient pour l’heure vu arriver pas moins de 65 camions-citernes. Petroecuador a pour sa part suspendu toutes les opérations jusqu’à mercredi et une réunion à l’Ambassade péruvienne de Quito s’est tenue en présence de nombreuses personnalités du gouvernement d’Equateur et du Pérou. Une compagnie pétrolière face aux controverses Créée en 1989, Petroecuador est la compagnie pétrolière nationale de l’Equateur (plus petit pays membre de l’Organisation des pays exportateurs de pétrole – OPEP). Elle dispose de trois raffineries et se divise également en trois activités de production, d’industrie et de commercialisation. Elle fait régulièrement face à de grandes controverses environnementales, sociales et culturelles en rapport aux missions d’explorations qu’elle mène près des populations. Des controverses et critiques que ne manquera pas de raviver cet incident qui peine à être contenu. Le 12 juin 2013 à 18:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dow industrials drop another 1000 points

first_imgNEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrials plunged more than 1,000 points for the second time this week as a sell-off in the stock market deepened.The weeklong rout marks a stark turnabout in investors’ mood from just two weeks ago, when indexes set their latest record highs. The Dow and the Standard & Poor’s 500 are now down 10 percent since then, known on Wall Street as a “correction.”“In January we talked about fear of missing out. What we have now is what I call fear of getting caught,” said Tom Martin, senior portfolio manager with Globalt Investments.The market began falling in the first few minutes of trading and the pace of the declines got worse as the day wore on. Many of the companies that rose the most over the last year have borne the brunt of the selling. Facebook and Boeing have both fallen sharply.A hint of rising inflation and rising rates last week was all it took to set off a cascade of investor angst.After huge gains in the first weeks of this year, stocks started to tumble last Friday after the Labor Department said workers’ wages grew at a fast rate in January.last_img read more

Apple to limit thirdparty tracking in kids apps report says

first_img $999 0 • Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 See It See It Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple aims to protect children’s privacy, according to The Wall Street Journal.  James Martin/CNET Privacy is a primary focus for some of the biggest tech companies, and Apple is reportedly taking another step in protecting children from being tracked. The iPhone maker will begin limiting third-party tracking in apps listed under the kids category in the App Store, according to a Friday story from The Wall Street Journal. The story is about the Journal’s test of 80 apps, most of which are promoted in Apple’s App Store as “Apps We Love.” All but one used third-party trackers for marketing, ads or analytics, the story says.Earlier in the week, Apple listed its approval process and guidelines for apps in the App Store. It says it will ensure apps are held to a “high standard for privacy, security and content.” The company also began clamping down on iPhone parenting apps that allowed parents to manage their children’s phones over privacy concerns. It even opened a site called PrivacyIsImportant.com, but has yet to add any content. Apple didn’t reply to a request for comment, but the Journal suggested that it may have more about changes to privacy on Monday at its upcoming WWDC 2019. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Security Sprint Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple iPhone XScenter_img See it Boost Mobile Apple See All $999 Tags Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Supreme Court’s call on Apple and what it means for… See It reading • Apple to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, report says Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Apple 1:17 $999last_img read more

MovieBob Reviews Fighting With My Family

first_imgStay on target There’s a lot of great movies about sports and even more great movies about show business, so you’d think professional wrestling would be an ideal setting for a movie since it combines all the most cinematic aspects of both. And yet, you can probably count the number of actually-great “wrestling movies” that aren’t documentaries on one hand (and fewer than even that if you’re the sort of stick-in-the-mud who doesn’t want to count any of the El Santo movies as the good ones — and then you might have to explain what your issue with El Santo is to, um… the entire nation of Mexico, for starters, so…)The main issue is that pro-wrestling, even today, is still kind of a (proudly!) seedy, closed-off world with its own weird rules and codes that even some of it’s biggest fans willingly let exist on several different levels of reality, and even the most “respectable” version in the present day WWE (such as it is) is still a tight-knit, family-run corporation that rigidly controls its public image: It’s hard to tell either true stories or fictional stories with emotionally-true stakes around a world that’s all about romanticized pantomime of ironic grifting.Fighting With My Family though, is making a game effort of it: An officially WWE-sanctioned biography of Saraya Jade-Bevis, known to fans as “Paige,” it’s your basic, working-class underdog sports story goosed up by the novelty pro-wrestling’s general absurdity and Paige herself (and her rough-around-the-edges Norwich England family, also all amateur-league wrestlers) being compelling and “different” in their own right. You’ve heard this story before — and indeed, the parts of Paige’s story that actually were less similar to the standard model have been streamlined to fit it — but you haven’t seen it with this specific sort of offbeat female lead in this specific weird spectacle of a sport.Portrayed here by English actress Florence Pugh, “Paige” is the youngest of a hardscrabble family of lower-rung toughs running a dingy local wrestling promotion and gym in the UK (as “The Knight Family”) and, alongside her brother, dreaming of a shot at the WWE’s “NXT” minor-league developmental program. But when they head in to try out, Paige is the only one of their class the company wants to bring to the U.S., even though Zack had always been the family’s presumed golden-boy and has a son on the way. So Paige heads off to America to deal with suspicious fellow trainees — many of whom are models without wrestling backgrounds with whom she gets off on the wrong foot and vice-versa — while the family tries to help Zack cope with a dream deferred back home. No prizes for guessing that things work out a bit more hopefully and cleanly than they likely did in reality; or that the wrestling side of things is made to seem more like a conventional sport than a bizarrely-sadistic if highly entertaining drama company run by a deteriorating maniac (for one thing, NXT in the film comes off more like a few months of boot camp rather than an entire separate promotion of its own that Paige dominated for two whole years — but, y’know, it’s a movie.)It’s sweet, it’s charming, the business with the scrappy friends and family feels real and I appreciated the unexpected nuance in the subplots about Paige’s evolving relationships with the other women in NXT… it’s a hard movie to dislike, and I suspect it’ll find more than a few fans who never thought they’d like a “wrestling movie” — mostly because it’s more about the training and behind the scenes business than in-ring action. One of the problems with making films about the sport has always been trying to sell “tension and drama” while acknowledging that matches have predetermined “fixed” outcomes and the whole point is that the athletes are executing moves that only look like they’d cripple and/or kill each other if they did them all the way or “for real.” Fighting With My Family doesn’t *really* come up with a full solution to that, building at least one of it’s two big dramatic match scenes around an “uh-oh, the opponent is fighting for real” gag and playing around with time-dilation and cross-cutting editing in the second to sort-of merge the staged drama of the match itself with the “real” tension of Paige overcoming her sense of stage fright. It works about as well as it needs to. Again, it’s a film aimed more at a general audience than hardcore wrestling fans, condensing Paige’s story and WWE ascent, and making room for a featured cameo by The Rock (who executive produced the film and spearheaded the production after catching a 2012 documentary about The Knight Family produced for the BBC) and a surprisingly warm, low-key turn by Vince Vaughn as a coach and trainer. Overall, it’s a good time. MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ last_img read more

SuperKamiokande Finds Structure in the Cosmic Ray Sky

first_img Explore further Supernovae and similar high-energy events can accelerate protons and heavier atomic nuclei to enormous speeds, imparting a kinetic energy thousands of times greater than the mass of the particle itself. Many are much more powerful than anything our best particle accelerators can produce, so cosmic rays are of great interest to particle physicists as well as astronomers. The strongest (and rarest) cosmic rays can pack as much kinetic energy as a good punch in the jaw — no mean feat for a subatomic particle weighing 1027 times less than your fist!For all their scientific potential, cosmic rays cannot be identified with any specific source. Because atomic nuclei are charged particles, they can be deflected by the Milky Way’s magnetic field. While scientists have many ideas concerning the astronomical processes that can create cosmic rays, it has proven difficult to test these ideas.What’s more, most of the cosmic rays that meet the Earth never make it to the ground. Their annihilation in the atmosphere produces an “shower” of muons (heavy electrons, essentially), neutrinos, and other simple subatomic particles. Some of the byproducts can produce showers of their own, eventually dissipating most of the cosmic ray’s energy into the atmosphere. (The photograph shown here was taken from a baloon high in the atmosphere.) The high-energy muons, however, interact only rarely with matter and can slide through miles of atmosphere and bedrock before coming to a halt. Building a better μ-trapCosmic ray muons are elusive targets, and can’t be counted by watching the sky. Instead researchers must surround an enormous volume of transparent material with detectors, and hope to catch a small fraction of the passing particles inside. The Super-Kamiokande experiment, for example, is an underground tank containing 50,000 tons of water. Cosmic muons in particular have a distinctive signature. While they travel at speeds close to that of light, light is about 75% slower in water than in air. The muons therefore move faster than the light they emit, so the leading edges of the emitted waves pile up into a bright, cone-shaped pulse. The same phenomenon can be seen in the powerful crest that defines the wake of a speedboat, or heard in the boom of a supersonic jet or rocket. When a cosmic muon passes through, the photomultipliers trace out a perfect ellipse or hyperbola (a conic section) on the wall.Collecting over 200 million cosmic ray muons from five years of Super-Kamiokande data, researchers Gene Guillian, Yuichi Oyama, and other collaborators were able to reconstruct a full-sky map of the cosmic ray flux. Two features are readily apparent: an excess of cosmic rays in the direction of the constellation Taurus, and a deficit in the direction of Virgo. (The scale on the right is the ratio of local flux to average flux.) The excess and deficit are both detected with a very high confidence; the probability for each to have been produced by random fluctuations is less than one in a million. Their amplitudes are also roughly the same, and they are separated by an angle of about 130° on the sky. This odd angle seems to preclude the most obvious explanation, that Super-K is seeing the effect of the Earth’s motion with respect to an isotropic cosmic ray background. If such were the case, then the separation between the two features should be exactly 180°.Oyama and Guillian offer another possible explanation. The cosmic ray excess points into the denser regions of our spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy, and the deficit is pointing roughly out of the galactic plane. Does this result prove that some of the cosmic rays come from nearby sources? “We have no idea about this,” responds Oyama, who goes on to explain that the entire theoretical community will want to debate the matter. Guillian’s paper, for example, mentions a competing hypothesis: that local structure in the galactic magnetic field may focus or defocus the cosmic ray flux in certain directions. These results provide an important clue to the origin of cosmic rays, and will certainly shed light on the question of how the galactic magnetic field influences their journey. “In 1987, Kamiokande started an astronomy beyond light.” Dr. Oyama explains, referring to the detection of supernova neutrinos mentioned above. “In 2005, Super-Kamiokande started an astronomy beyond neutral particles.”References:Yuichi Oyama, 2006, “Anisotropy of the Primary Cosmic Ray Flux in Super-Kamiokande” http://xxx.lanl.gov/astro-ph/0605020Gene Guillian et al., 2005, “Observation of the Anisotropy of 10 TeV Primary Cosmic Ray Nuclei Flux with the Super-Kamiokande-I Detector” http://xxx.lanl.gov/astro-ph/0508468The cosmic ray photograph was taken from the website “The Exploration of the Earth’s Magnetosphere” at URL http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/index.htmlBy Ben Mathiesen, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com Cosmic rays, which are high-energy atomic nuclei driven by spectacular cosmic events, come to us from every direction on the sky. Most of them are destroyed high in the atmosphere, creating a shower of high-speed particles that penetrate sky and earth with ease. Surprising results from Japan’s Super-Kamiokande underground observatory have recently shown that the distribution of cosmic rays on the sky is not uniform, a useful clue to the nature of these cosmic voyagers. 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. How conspiracy theories followed man to the Mooncenter_img Lining the walls of this tank are 11,200 photomultiplier tubes, sensitive instruments that amplify the faintest glimmer of light into a strong electrical current. If an interesting event occurs anywhere in the tank’s volume, the nature of the interaction can be reconstructed from the pattern of captured light on the walls. When supernova 1987a exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, for example, Super-Kamiokande captured a dozen neutrinos in two separate pulses from the dying star. Citation: Super-Kamiokande Finds Structure in the Cosmic Ray Sky (2006, May 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-05-super-kamiokande-cosmic-ray-sky.html A full-sky map of the total cosmic ray muon flux received by Super-Kamiokande over a five-year period. The circular regions (distorted by the map projection) drawn in red and blue enclose the excess and deficit respectively. The color scale ranges from an excess of 0.5% to a deficit of -0.5%. A collision between a high-energy cosmic ray particle and an atom in a photographic emulsion, as viewed through a microscope. Credit: NASA, Dr. David P. Sternlast_img read more

The Backstreet Boys dragged up as the Spice Girls and you wont

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- As rumors continue to swirl about a possible Spice Girls reunion, we can at least say we’ve received the next best thing: the Backstreet Boys dressing up as their 90s icon counterparts. ‘Celebrating all of the girl power’The boys – Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell – shared the pic along with the caption: ‘Celebrating all of the girl power that’s kept us going for 25 years.’They’ve have previously spoken of their desire to team up with the Wannabe singers for a joint tour.They should so do it, and then the girls could drag king up as them?![embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The five piece man-band donned platform shoes and mini dresses while on stage for a fan cruise this week. And we love them for it.The four-night extravaganza took place on the Carnival Sensation. It was sailing from Miami, Florida to Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos Islands.We wonder what Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, Mel B and Melanie C make of the guys’ stunt? The Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls | Photos: Instagram/backstreetboys and Instagram/therealgerihalliwellcenter_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/the-backstreet-boys-spice-girls/last_img read more

Ford Transit sandwiched by doublecabs

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? Three vehicles collided in Poort Road this afternoon (Wednesday).A double-cab bakkie allegedly had two vehicles in front of it that were turning right. When the double-cab stopped, a Ford Transit Van crashed into it, and then another double-cab crashed into the Ford, effectively sandwiching it.No injuries were sustained in the three-vehicle pile-up.Public Safety were on scene.last_img read more

House GOP abortion bill requires docs to help fetus survive

first_img Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home That focus on saving the fetus has been hailed by anti-abortion groups, who strongly support the overall legislation.GOP leaders added the provisions aimed at saving the fetus’ life to a late-term abortion ban bill that was slated for debate in January. They abruptly postponed that debate after Republican women and moderates objected that a rape victim would only be exempted from the abortion ban if she had reported her assault to a law enforcement agency.The new version of the bill drops that requirement and allows rape victims to receive late-term abortions if they receive counseling or medical care — though not from an abortion clinic — within 48 hours of the procedure. The women had complained that requiring a report to law enforcement officials was unduly harsh and could portray the GOP as insensitive toward women.As with the original bill, the measure’s other exemptions to the late-term abortion ban include mothers whose lives are in danger and minors who are incest victims and report the assault to law enforcement authorities or agencies that respond to cases of child abuse. Doctors — but not mothers — who violate the law could be subject to fines and up to five years in prison. Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Newly added to the bill is a requirement that the mother sign a consent form acknowledging that an attempt will be made to let her fetus be born alive unless the mother’s health would be threatened. In addition, women would be able to bring civil actions against doctors who violate the law, and the federal government would be required to compile statistics on abortions performed under the law.Republican aides and lobbyists say the new bill was written after months of consultations with anti-abortion lawmakers and Republican women who objected to the initial bill.House debate is scheduled for Wednesday.The measure is likely to be strongly opposed by Democrats and faces a likely veto threat from President Barack Obama, giving it little chance of becoming law.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors performing late-term abortions would be required to take steps to give the fetus the best chance of survival, according to a Republican bill the House plans to debate this week.The legislation requires that if the fetus seems capable of surviving outside the womb, a second, neonatal doctor must be present to provide care and rush it to a hospital.The provisions are part of a broader bill criminalizing most abortions starting at the 20th week of pregnancy. Though the overall measure was described last week by GOP aides and lobbyists, language detailing the efforts required to save the fetus’ life was not available until the measure’s full text was posted online Monday. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more