Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive will have lane closures for widening at various times until Saturday, March 29. Gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving will take place from Commodore Drive to Exit 3 and from the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. NEW WORK GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Larrys River Road Larrys River Road will be reduced to one lane beginning Tuesday, March 25, in the West Cooks Cove area to allow for work at Spanks Bridge. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is scheduled to be completed on Friday, March 28. Drivers should expect traffic delays, use extra caution, obey signs and traffic control persons at the site. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Are Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 KINGS COUNTY: Ira Bill Road The Ira Bill Road in Billtown, Kings Co. is closed because of a culvert failure until Wednesday, April 30. Detour routes are available on Steadman Road, Route 221 and Rockwell Mountain Road. Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288center_img KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. PICTOU COUNTY: Six Mile Brook The Six Mile Brook Road in Pictou County is closed at the Morrison culvert south of Graveyard Road until further notice. Motorists are asked to follow detour signs for an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 -30- Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 CONTINUING WORKlast_img read more

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WIN YOUR NEXT HEADSHOTS Contest by YMAPHOTO

first_img Login/Register With: Click here to see April’s Contest winner:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ACuDNTSTQ Advertisement Ymaphoto is holding an Instagram contest and the winner will receive a mini session (15 minutes) and 1 retouched image.. The photo session will be held in mid-May..HOW TO APPLY:  Upload a selfie on Instagram with the hashtag #winymaphotoIt’s that easy.Deadline for submissions is:  May 5th. Advertisement Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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FRMF May Cancel Contract with Adidas

Rabat – The president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa, has expressed his anger over the Adidas design for the Moroccan national 2018 FIFA World Cup jerseys, which have received significant criticism on social media.The newspaper Assabah reported on Thursday that the president may cancel the contract of FRMF with Adidas for non-compliance with the contract terms.Presented last Friday in Casablanca, the Moroccan public has taken social media platforms by storm, mocking the uniforms. Former Moroccan footballer Abdeslam Ouaddou also voiced his concern over the kits, asserting that they require further development. He also chastised Adidas, saying the company should have devoted more time and energy to an appropriate design suitable to the Moroccan public.However, the Moroccan sports media group, Lionsdelatlas, contacted the Adidas company and reports that Lekjaa and FRMF allegedly approved the design prior to its release. read more

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Judgment in Vithya rape and murder case on September 27

The judgment in the rape and murder of schoolgirl Sivaloganathan Vithya is to be delivered on September 27Vithya was abducted and raped in 2015 before she was killed. The incident had sparked an outrage in Jaffna with violent protests held by students and the public. (Colombo Gazette)

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Awardwinning film remembers Montreal Massacre

As Canada prepares to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, Brock University will mark the sombre occasion on Dec. 4 by screening an award-winning film, followed by a group discussion.Around 4 p.m. on Dec. 6, 1989, a man armed with a hunting knife and a legally obtained rifle entered École Polytechnique in Montreal.About 20 minutes later, he’d killed 14 women, wounded 14 more people, and killed himself. Twelve of the dead women were engineering students, one was a nursing student, and one was a school employee.The slaughter became even more shocking when it was learned that gunman Marc Lépine had targeted females.In a suicide letter, Lépine wrote: “I have decided to send the feminists, who have always ruined my life, to their Maker. For seven years life has brought me no joy and … I have decided to put an end to those viragos.”In his letter he named 19 other women whom he identified as feminists and intended to kill.At Brock on Dec. 4, from noon to 2 p.m., the Canadian film Polytechnique will be screened in Plaza Building, room 410.The picture documents the school shooting through the eyes of two students who witnessed Lépine’s murderous rampage. The 2009 black-and-white film won nine Genie Awards in 2010, including Best Picture.“Polytechnique faithfully re-creates the events of Dec. 6, 1989 so that students can learn about this historical touchstone – especially as many were not born when this happened,” says Margot Francis, Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies. “We’ll have a Q & A discussion after the event, to make the links between that event and contemporary issues.”The Brock event, which includes a lunch before the film screening, is organized by the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, A Safer Brock, the Student Justice Centre, OPIRG, and the Office of Human Rights and Equity Services.“The importance of the Montreal Massacre continues because violence against women continues to be a critical issue which affects us all,” says Francis. “Aboriginal, poor and trans women are more at risk. Young women, those at university and younger, are especially liable to face sexual violence from people they know, including friends, dates, and family members. And gun violence continues to be an issue of critical concern, where the federal government has weakened gun legislation.”People wishing to attend the Dec. 4 commemoration should email Margot Francis. read more

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Addressing fragility of societies key to preventing conflicts stresses UN chief

“This means strengthening States, strengthening institutions, strengthening civil societies [and] combining the peace and security approach with the inclusive and sustainable development approach and with human rights,” explained Mr. Guterres, speaking at a World Bank-European Union event in Washington DC, where the Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are holding their annual Spring Meetings. In his remarks at the panel discussion on , the UN chief noted that the traditional forms of development aid are not enough and said that new approaches that create the conditions for investments in building resilience of communities and addressing fragility is needed. He also praised the World Bank for the innovations it has already in place in countries like Jordan and Lebanon, to help them cope with the refugee crisis in the region. “In my opinion, this is essential and, [given the scale of needs] should also include the private sector,” he said, adding that it is essential to find ways to divert the massive use of resources in managing crises to what is necessary to do to prevent them and to build the capacity of societies to solve their own problems. Prior to attending the panel discussion, Secretary-General Guterres met with top United States officials, including President Donald Trump and National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster at the White House. According to the UN chief’s spokesperson, Mr. Guterres and Mr. Trump had constructive discussion on cooperation between the US and the UN and agreed to meet again in the near future. Also today, Secretary-General Guterres joined the High-level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child as its third and senior Co-Chair, joining Co-Chairs President Michelle Bachelet, of Chile, and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, of Ethiopia, alternate Co-Chairs former Presidents Tarja Halonen, of Finland, and Jakaya Kikwete, of Tanzania, as well as other 16 members of the Group. “In a time of complex development challenges, the investments we make today in women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing will help build the peaceful, sustainable and inclusive societies we have promised to achieve through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” affirmed Mr. Guterres. “Peace cannot exist without development and development cannot exist without health and wellbeing, for healthy and empowered women, children and adolescents can bring about the change needed to create a better future for all,” he added. As a global multi-stakeholder partnership, Every Woman Every Child, launched in 2010, provides a unique platform to unite stakeholders across sectors to deliver on an integrated agenda for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing. “Every Woman Every Child welcomes the UN Secretary-General as Co-Chair of the High-level Steering Group, as we work together to ensure that global advocacy is translated into local action and impact for results,” Steering Group Co-Chair President Bachelet of Chile noted, highlighting that the movement is ready for its next phase under the leadership of the Secretary-General. read more

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Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen war Envoy lauds positive

VideoAudio The disastrous economic situation in Yemen was also a topic of discussion, said Mr. Griffiths. After four years of conflict, Yemen’s economy has collapsed, contributing to a humanitarian crisis which has left at least 8 million people close to famine, and more than three-quarters of the population reliant on international assistance and protection.According to reports, the UN has proposed that the key port of Hudaydah be controlled jointly by the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni Government, under UN supervision. Mr. Griffiths has been pushing for the Organization to play a leading role in the port, which he has described as the “essential humanitarian pipeline” serving the country.The Special Envoy said that he was encouraged by the “positive and serious spirit” of the two parties, and that he “remains ambitious” about the outcome of talks, mentioning that tangible agreements will be announced by the end of this round, taking place to the north of the Swedish capital, Stockholm.“Hope is the currency of the mediator; if you do not provide a sense of optimism and hope for the parties, you will not encourage people to walk the extra mile. I hope we can make some breakthroughs in the next couple of days,” he said.  Mr. Griffiths also looked ahead to a second round of consultations, currently under discussion with the main parties, which are being planned for early next year. After 5 days of talks, representatives from the Yemeni Government and Houthi opposition discussed the re-opening of the airport in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, the de-escalation of hostilities in the cities of Taiz and Hudaydah, and the exchange of prisoners: media reports suggest that the combined lists of prisoners to be exchanged on both sides adds up to around 15,000 names. read more

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BOD takes a punt on whiskey company

first_imgWe have built our distillery in Wicklow, successfully launched in the US and Australia and we’re delighted to have Brian O’Driscoll on board as an investor in our company.Brian’s involvement in the company, along with these recent developments, reflects the scale of our ambitions.Read: New Irish Whiskey Museum to get €150,000 of Government funding>Read: Whiskey fans to drop in on new Dublin museum> HE MAY ONLY be out of the game a few months, but Ireland’s greatest-ever rugby player isn’t leaving himself short of a few things to do.After signing up with Newstalk and BT Sport to work as a pundit, Brian O’Driscoll has become an investor, sinking an undisclosed sum into Wicklow’s Glendalough Irish Whiskey distillery.The former international centre will join the company as a co-owner.Glendalough recently launched its stable of brands, which includes whiskey, gin and craft poitin in both Australia and the United States.In addition to investment from the former Ireland and Leinster player, Glendalough has received support from the Wicklow Local Enterprise Office and Bord Bia.Managing director Barry Gallagher said: “We have been working hard this year developing our craft spirits portfolio and creating exciting and contemporary new brands.”last_img read more

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Des cambrioleurs dérobent de fausses cornes de rhinocéros dans un musée

first_imgDes cambrioleurs dérobent de fausses cornes de rhinocéros dans un muséeDeux cornes de rhinocéros ont été dérobées au musée d’histoire naturelle de Tring en Angleterre. Le musée avait toutefois pris soin, quelques temps auparavant, de remplacer les originaux par des copies.Depuis quelques temps, les cornes de rhinocéros font l’objet de nombreux vols dans les musées, les zoos, les salles des ventes, les antiquaires et chez les collectionneurs privés. En Asie, celles-ci, très prisées, se négocient entre 25.000 et 200.000 euros en fonction de leur taille. Ensuite réduites en poudre, elles sont alors commercialisées sur les marchés pour leurs supposées vertus médicinales contre la fièvre, les migraines, la typhoïde ou la variole. À lire aussiQuand le Père Noël s’entraîne pour sa grande nuit dans… la stratosphèreAinsi, en six mois seulement, on compte une vingtaine de vols dans les musées rien qu’en Europe, notamment au Portugal, en France, en Allemagne, en République tchèque et en Suède. L’organisation européenne de coopération policière Europol soupçonne un groupe d’Irlandais issu du crime organisé d’être derrière une série de vols commis depuis un an et demi, indique Sciences et Avenir.Des copies de cornes en résine En réaction, les musées ont donc décidé de renforcer leurs systèmes de sécurité et de retirer les rhinocéros des vitrines ou tout simplement de remplacer les cornes par des fausses. Ce sont ainsi des copies que des cambrioleurs ont dérobé samedi, sur un rhinocéros indien et un rhinocéros blanc dans le musée d’histoire naturelle de Tring, dans le nord-ouest de Londres. “Le vol est survenu vers 04h00 [03h00 GMT] après une tentative qui a échoué vers minuit”, a expliqué à l’AFP la porte-parole du musée, Chloe Kembery. “Les cornes avaient été remplacées par des répliques il y a environ trois mois. Chacune des répliques pèse environ 2 kilos. De vraies cornes de rhinocéros se vendent dans la région pour 60.000 livres par kilo” soit 68.000 euros, alors que les répliques, faites en résine, n’ont aucune valeur. Une supercherie qui devrait amplement décevoir les cambrioleurs, alors qu’une enquête a été ouverte par la police anglaise. Le 29 août 2011 à 16:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Le compact Leica DLUX 5 soffre une version Titanium

first_imgLe compact Leica D-LUX 5 s’offre une version TitaniumLeica sort son Leica D-LUX 5 Titanium. Un nouvel appareil compact numérique avec un design revu et corrigé. Le reste de ses caractéristiques a finalement peu changé…sauf le prix.La célèbre marque allemande d’appareils photographiques avait eu quelques difficultés lors du passage de la technologie argentique à celle du numérique. Grâce à des partenariats avec de gros fabricants (notamment le japonais Panasonic), la firme a quelque peu redoré son blason depuis 2005. L’un de ses “Best seller”, le D-Lux 5, revient aujourd’hui dans une nouvelle version en édition limitée, Titanium, qui présente donc un look travaillé, gris façon titane. Côté technique, l’appareil se dote d’un zoom grand angle 24-90 mm, d’un capteur CCD 1/1.63 de 10,1 millions de pixels et de la fonction vidéo cependant limitée à 720p. La taille et le poids du boîtier reste inchangé par rapport à la version précédente, soit 110 x 66 x 43 mm pour 270 grammes. Surtout design, l’appareil de Leica ne propose pas de grandes performances techniques pour un prix de 950 euros, qui devrait rebuter un certain nombre d’acheteur (à noter que la version noire du D-LUX 5 coûte 250 euros de moins). Peut-être que la housse en cuir gris offerte avec le Titanium séduira des consommateurs compulsifs ?Le 21 octobre 2011 à 19:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Napoli President Italia 90 money stolen

first_imgNapoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has criticised the state ownership of stadiums suggesting funds were stolen to build bad stadiums for Italia 90.Aurelio De Laurentiis has frequently attacked the local council for the state of the Stadio San Paolo, which he wants to buy and renovate.“An agreement with the municipality is in progress,” De Laurentiis told Football Italia.“If there’s an agreement, the problem will be making the San Paolo more beautiful than it is today. The Universiade slowed down our project of two years ago, where we’d provide €18m to move the stands closer to the pitch.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“Stadiums are made to play football, not to do athletics. We’re correct, it’s the ones who make the policy who aren’t correct.“The state has always been absent, for Italia ’90 they stole the money and built bad stadiums.“Italy must be in the hands of entrepreneurs, no politician has ever understood Italy.”last_img read more

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How Russian Easter Bread Became An Alaska Native Tradition

first_imgThe finished product: a decorative loaf of kulich (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)Easter was last weekend but some Russian Orthodox Christians will observe it this Sunday. That’s where Easter, or what they call Pascha, lands on the Julian calendar. There’s a special treat that goes along with the celebration. It’s not a chocolate bunny. It’s called kulich.Download AudioSiouxbee Lindoff has been making Easter bread for over 40 years. It’s what she’s known for.“I’m in such high demand. I posted on Facebook, ‘I’m only making two batches of bread. I’m only making two batches and no more,’” she says.In the kitchen of the Juneau Tlingit Haida Community Council Building, she sifts flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Adding a dab of salt.“I will add nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cranberries, raisins, pecans,” Lindoff says.After mixing in the yeast and cracking eggs, she stirs the dough with a spoon.“My dream is to invest in a big commercial mixer but everything is still done by hand,” she says.Siouxbee Lindoff heating up yeast to make Easter bread (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)Lindoff measures all of the ingredients by sight. The whole process, she says, is intuitive. If you want to learn how to make kulich from her, she says it’s a hands-on process.“People will look and say, ‘Well how can you make something and not measure?’ And I thought, ‘By the feel.’ And I don’t mind sharing, I don’t mind teaching. Cause to me, it’s like, saving our traditions,” she says.Lindoff grew up in the Russian Orthodox church. Her family split their time between Sitka and Hoonah. Her dad was the only Tlingit priest ordained from St. Herman Theological Seminary in Kodiak. She says being a pastor’s kid could sometimes be a burden.“My mom used to say, when they look at you they say, ‘There’s that father Michael’s daughter.’ Especially when I was doing bad.”She says her parents were strict but fair. They tried to protect her from the same discrimination they’d endured growing up. But it came at a cost. They refused to teach the Tlingit language.“My dad said, ‘You will speak the English language. You will use the correct pronunciation. You will enunciate your words correctly. I don’t want to hear no slang.’ He was adamant about that. He didn’t want us to suffer like they had, ” she says.Siouxbee Lindoff mixes the kulich dough by hand (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)Lindoff’s father paid for his high school education. Her mother went to Wrangell Institute, which was a boarding school.“And of course Tlingit was the first language that was spoken at home and she used to have to sit at the head of the class and have a dunce hat on her head. She died never wearing a hat,” she says.Although her mom didn’t teach her how to speak Tlingit, she did show her the traditional way to make kulich.“My mom tasted my first bread dough and she said yours taste better than mine. She never baked Easter bread again,” Lindoff says.Russian Orthodox missionaries landed in Kodiak and the Aleutian Islands around 1780. The religion spread to Southeast almost 100 years later.Sergei Kan, a professor of anthropology and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, says the Russian Orthodox offered Christianity that was somewhat more tolerant of Native customs and also open to the use of Native languages. He says the Russian Orthodox Church translated the gospel into Native languages, like Tlingit.“And I think the fact that the orthodox has survived in Alaska means that it was becoming a true Native church,” Sergei says.After Siouxbee Lindoff incorporates the ingredients for the kulich, she sets the dough aside to let it rise for the next few hours.“You can get frozen bread dough and you can go to the store but I don’t think you’ll be able to find kulich in the store,” she says.Lindoff compares making the bread to other Native customs, like gathering herring roe. It’s a skill she’s passed down to her children.“When I do things like this, it makes me feel like it’s part of the healing, like not being able to speak Tlingit because of that era where my mom and dad spoke it fluently and we didn’t and they didn’t want us to. But I feel like this is part of that healing now. This is part of us going forward with the traditional ways and saving what we can,” she says.She’s excited to teach her great-granddaughter how to make kulich. She’s 5 years old and learning to speak Tlingit in an immersion class.last_img read more

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Top Bollywood actresses of the 90s Then and Now

first_imgShilpa Shetty: Even with a short role in Baazigar, Shilpa Shetty made her presence felt. Kajol: Kajol emerged as one of the most promising stars with her debut film Bekhudi. Raveena Tandon: Raveena Tandon’s spunk in her debut film Patthar Ke Phool won her many applauses. Manisha Koirala: Manisha’s debut role in Saudagar would always be remembered as one of her best roles. Let’s take a look at the top actresses in the 90s and their massive transformation over the years.Urmila Matondkar: Urmila Matondkar made her debut with Narsimha and won everyone’s hearts with her beauty and charm. Rani Mukerji: Rani Mukerji made a rather bold debut with Raja Ki Aayegi Baraatcenter_img Karisma Kapoor: Karisma Kapoor became an instant sensation with her debut film – Prem Qaidi Aishwarya Rai: Aishwarya Rai made a place in our hearts through her debut film Aur Pyar Ho Gaya. Preity Zinta: Preity Zinta made the entire country go weak in their knees with her fabulous performance in her debut film – Dil Se. Sushmita Sen: Sushmita Sen opted for a rather unconventional debut with Dastak but established her acting capabilities.Other actresses like Madhoo, Ayesha Jhulka, Divya Bharti, Sonali Bendre, Mamta Kulkarni, Mahima Chaudhary, Twinkle Khanna and Tabu proved that there was no dearth of beauty and talent in Bollywood, back in the 90s.last_img read more

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DC Legendary Musicians Awards and Concert

first_imgThe D.C. Public Library in collaboration with The DC Legendary Musicians will hold “The DC Legendary Musicians Awards Ceremony and Concert” on April 2 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street N.W. at 6 p.m. The event is being held to support music in D.C. To RSVP for the event, email Sandra@dclegendarymusicians.org.  Tax free contributions may be made through Paypal at DCLMusicians.org.last_img

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Great frigate birds found able to fly for months at a time

first_imgA juvenile frigatebird. Credit: Henri Weimerskirch CEBC CNRS Play Credit: Aurelien Prudor / Henri Weimerskirch CEBC CNRS The birds live in the air over the Pacific and Indian Oceans, which means they are subject to the doldrums, but they have, the team found, discovered a means for handling them as well—they simply hang around on the edges taking advantage of the updrafts in the small clouds that develop around the edges.The birds are able to glide so well, the team notes, because they have the least amount of body weight distributed over the total area of their wings of any bird. They also suggested the birds might actually sleep for just minutes at a time as they are carried effortlessly up into clouds. Mummified ancient bird offers clues about flight during mid-cretaceous (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with members from France, the U.K., Canada and Germany has discovered that the great frigate bird (Fregata minor) is able to stay aloft for up to two months at a time. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they affixed trackers to several of the birds as part of a two-year study, what they found, and even offer some ideas on how the birds manage to sleep. Raymond Huey and Curtis Deutsch, with the University of Washington in Washington State, offer a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. Explore further © 2016 Phys.org Journal information: Sciencecenter_img More information: H. Weimerskirch et al. Frigate birds track atmospheric conditions over months-long transoceanic flights, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf4374AbstractUnderstanding how animals respond to atmospheric conditions across space is critical for understanding the evolution of flight strategies and long-distance migrations. We studied the three-dimensional movements and energetics of great frigate birds (Fregata minor) and showed that they can stay aloft for months during transoceanic flights. To do this, birds track the edge of the doldrums to take advantage of favorable winds and strong convection. Locally, they use a roller-coaster flight, relying on thermals and wind to soar within a 50- to 600-meter altitude band under cumulus clouds and then glide over kilometers at low energy costs. To deal with the local scarcity of clouds and gain longer gliding distances, birds regularly soar inside cumulus clouds to use their strong updraft, and they can reach altitudes of 4000 meters, where freezing conditions occur. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen To learn more about the birds, the group managed to capture several specimens during their infrequent and short stays on land—they held on to them just long enough to affix extremely lightweight transmitters that were capable of monitoring GPS positioning, altitude, heart rate and acceleration in any direction. That allowed them to track the movements of a variety of birds and how much energy they were exerting.In analyzing the data, the researchers discovered that the birds were able to stay in the air so long for two reasons; the first is that the expend very little energy because they rely on updrafts to keep them aloft. The second reason is because when they do eat, they simply swoop down out of the air to catch a fish that has jumped out of the water to avoid a predator from below. They have to be careful though, because they do not have waterproof wings.In charting their flight patterns, the team found that the birds travel incredible distances—sometimes covering up to 250 miles in a single day. They also found that the birds were able to take advantage of another type of updraft when need be, they would slip under a cumulus cloud and allow themselves to be very quickly pulled upward (up to 5 meters per second), without having to flap their wings a single time. Such sudden elevations could take them as high as 4,000 meters, where the air is extremely thin, and the temperature freezing. From there, they would glide down for hours, until reaching another updraft. Citation: Great frigate birds found able to fly for months at a time (2016, July 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-07-great-frigate-birds-months.html 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.last_img read more

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British Airways takes the top spot for Britain

first_img787 landing at HeathrowBritish Airways takes the top spot for BritainBritish Airways has been voted the number one British brand in both the consumer and business Superbrands lists for 2019.Over 1,500 brands were included in both surveys and British Airways was voted in fourth place in the Business Index and fifth place in the Consumer Index. The airline also secured the number one spot in the ‘Travel – Airlines’ category in the consumer survey, ahead of 18 of its competitors from the UK and internationally. Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and Chief Executive said: “It’s our centenary year and we couldn’t be more proud to be flying the flag for Britain. We’re thrilled to be featured as one the top five Superbrands alongside some incredible global organisations. We’re investing more than £6.5 billion to ensure British Airways offers a world-class service – but we’re never complacent and we will continue to strive to ensure we meet and surpass our customer and colleagues’ expectations.” All voters were asked to judge brands against the three core factors inherent in a Superbrand: quality, reliability and distinction. According to the experts at Superbrands, brand perception and voting by individuals is also influenced by a range of both short and long-term factors, from the brand’s current profile to its latest marketing activities and new product and service developments, giving a holistic picture of how brands are currently perceived. The business Superbrands voting process involving 2,500 UK business professionals, supplemented by an expert council comprising 24 senior business-to-business marketing leaders. In addition to the British public vote in the consumer Superbrands survey, which was weighted to reflect the breadth of opinion across the whole country, all brands awarded Superbrand status were also highly rated by an objective and voluntary council of senior industry experts to provide a secondary quality control mechanism. Brands do not pay or apply to be considered – in order to provide a broad review of the market and identify the strongest brands in each category, all the key players in each sector need to be voted on. The research process was managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA) in partnership with Dynata, one of the world’s leading data research companies. More information can be found on the Superbrands UK website: www.superbrands.uk.com.Source = British Airwayslast_img read more

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June 6 2018The Cosanti Foundation has recently re

first_imgJune 6, 2018The Cosanti Foundation has recently received two generous donations:Thanks to the Herberger Foundation in Scottsdale, Judd and BillieJo Herberger, longtime supporters of the arts at Arcosanti, have made a donation of $10,000. The Cosanti Foundation has decided to use that donation to update our Sound and Lighting equipment. This new equipment will be put to use during performances throughout the year at the Colly Soleri Amphitheater, and other events.In addition, Cosanti Board member, Steve Ostwinkle and his wife Amy have generously donated a 2006 GMC pick up truck to be used in operations for the Cosanti Foundation and Cosanti Originals, Inc.We’d like to send our sincerest thanks to the Herberger Foundation and the Ostwinkle family for their continued support!last_img read more

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local retailers in Hankinson and other towns in the state where Dollar General has opened haven’t suffered significantly, gave an approval for NHIS to conduct a re-accreditation exercise for all stakeholders. Palestine will be your graveyard. 2014. and you will wake up every morning knowing that every day you make an impact." read the charitys job ad "We are recruiting CHANGE-MAKERS" Except for one position teaching experience wasnt required; MTM says international education programs commonly dont require such qualifications Applicants had to show they were an "innovative out-of-the-box thinker and risk-taker" and include a video demonstrating they were "on fire with passion" With an arrow pointing to a photo of Meyler and Johnson on a motorbike applicants were asked: "ARE YOU READY TO JUMP IN" The six American teaching fellows didnt arrive until late July 2013 The school MTM had decided was to open on Sept 7 Meylers birthday Maritza Montilla a 31-year-old high school English teacher in the Bronx with no administrative experience was selected as principal of the new academy in Liberia The elementary school would include some students so far behind they were well into their teens According to Montillas resume she had never worked outside of New York A school girl walks towards Waterside Market in Monrovia Kathleen Flynn special to ProPublica She had to select and train Liberian teaching counterparts and plan lessons for four subjects she had never taught Then a placement test showed few of the girls could read "For a while looking at their results it felt pretty hopeless" Montilla blogged She was in Liberia for only six weeks before the school was scheduled to open Morgana Wingard was a self-described Type A personality with nonprofit experience who arrived in early 2013 to be the charitys country director "I remember having an argument with (Meyler) on the phone telling her we cannot open the school in September … We cannot possibly be ready" she recalled Wingard butted heads with Meyler On questions such as girls sleeping over with Meyler or with only Johnson and another male employee as chaperones Wingard recalled Meylers normal response was "that I didn’t understand the culture that I didn’t get it whatever it was" After six months she described as "chaos" Wingard quit She met with Liberty the only board member who lived part time in Liberia and at his request drafted a document titled MTM RISK MANAGEMENT "to try to avoid a small disaster" she recalled "or a bigger one for that matter" A copy was forwarded to us It highlighted a list of concerns she alleged Some were practical: Meyler "owes the organization several thousand dollars for funds she cannot account for" Other items concerned what Wingard saw as a culture of recklessness The document mentioned "taking children from West Point without guardian consent . she answered, officials announced that the crisis center, Wearing all white everything while stuffing your face is an amazing skill and Elaine has it covered. language and math and science. Florida Gov.

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A man from Seattle used a can of spray paint and a lighter to tackle a spider he found in the laundry room of his home. The fire quickly got out of hand, some wide and some narrow, perhaps originally a blanket.

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