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ScienceShot: Don’t Blame a Hyena for Its Stink

first_imgTo a hyena, a grass stalk like this is an olfactory Facebook. He can tell from a sniff which other hyenas are in the area: male or female, young or old, pregnant or lactating. All of these characteristics are recognizable from the scent pastes that their owners rub onto such stalks from a gland under their tails. Many mammals communicate by scent, and scientists have long suspected that the chemicals responsible for this language of signature stinks are not made by the animals themselves, but by symbiotic bacteria that live in scent glands. Researchers tested this idea with a study of pastes scooped from the glands of anesthetized hyenas in Kenya. They took a survey of the bacterial DNA in each paste, and of volatile fatty acids, a family of pungent chemicals that are largely responsible for the smell. The bacterial and chemical signatures matched each other, suggesting the microbes are producing the odors: Individuals with similar chemicals also had similar profiles of bacteria. What’s more, the bacterial and chemical signatures also corresponded to key pieces of information hyenas detect from smell: the family or clan they come from, their sex, and their reproductive status, the researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The next steps will include cultivating the microbes they found in the lab to confirm exactly what chemicals they produce and solidifying the theory that it’s animals’ bacteria, not the animals themselves, that make such a big stink.See more ScienceShots.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

Trade between India and Latin America reached $30 billion in 2016

first_imgThrough its Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a new study, “Latindia: The Future of Cooperation between India and Latin America,” which covers issues such as export destination markets, strategic business areas, global value chains, productive synergies, and opportunities for market development between the two markets.Read it at TXF News Related Itemslast_img

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first_imgHealing is a relaxing, nurturing ‘energy therapy’ that uses gentle hand techniques to help repattern the patient’s energy field and accelerate healing of the body, mind and spirit. It works with your energy field to support your natural ability to heal and is safe for all ages and works in,Healing is a relaxing, nurturing ‘energy therapy’ that uses gentle hand techniques to help repattern the patient’s energy field and accelerate healing of the body, mind and spirit. It works with your energy field to support your natural ability to heal and is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care. Healing techniques are based on the belief that human beings are fields of energy that are in constant interaction with others and the environment. The goal of Healing is to purposefully use the energetic interaction between the practitioner and the patient to restore harmony to the patient’s energy system. While there are various therapies practiced under healing, I personally practice Reiki healing, Quantum Chakra Balancing Healing, Bowen treatment and Chi Nei Tsang Belly Massage.Quantum Chakra Balancing is used to energise and balance one’s body, mind and emotions. A systematic energising and balancing of the chakra system takes place when the disks are placed on the chakra. A treatment, or a series of treatments depending on needs, rebalance and energise your body, mind and emotions for complete well being. Quantum Balancing Bio Chakra Disks are the newest and most powerful chakra balancing and vitalising treatments based on bio resonance principles. This treatment takes you into deep relaxation and is beneficial for people with stress and emotional issues. By harnessing the healing powers of 13 minerals taken from the earth we can re-energise and rejuvenate our body. It is a simple way to keep optimal balance in the body and stay youthful and healthy.advertisementThe set consists of seven precisely coloured and technically engineered crystal glass disks, with the frequency of each of the seven main chakras. Through this combination of minerals and fusion techniques, a positive energy field is created. This includes the Yin and Yang elements of an individual which are located within each chakra. A complete wellbeing session combined with guided meditation takes you on a soothing inner journey filled with love and harmony. It helps in cleansing and balancing ones chakras without having to spend months or years in developing psychic abilities and studying esoteric healing systems. Simply by placing the disks on your chakras, a systematic cleansing and balancing of your chakra system takes place. The disks re-energise the blocked chakras and harmonise the balance of the being (Yin and Yang). It is recommended to do this treatment once a week.The Bowen Technique is a natural, noninvasive complementary therapy, invented in Australia. The Bowen Technique prides itself on being able to trigger the body’s own healing systems. Rather than ‘making’ the body change, Bowen ‘asks’ the body to recognise and make the changes it requires. It is a holistic remedial body technique that works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body and can be used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems including acute sports injuries and chronic or organic conditions. The treatment is also recommended to heal back pain, stress, sleeping problems, frozen shoulders, asthma and arthritis. With primarily fingers and thumbs, small, rolling movements are made over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual. Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.Bowen therapy helps the body’s own healing resources to achieve balance and harmony. This can result in rapid and often long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort, where other modalities and treatments have not been effective. It is a very gentle treatment that works with the meridian lines of the body and realigns the body to its original healthy state. What is special about the Bowen technique are its unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissues of the body.Bowen is not an ongoing therapy. In most cases, the recipient can expect substantial relief after just the first session and significant resolution or recovery within three sessions. However, chronic or long-standing conditions may require additional treatments. When performed in water it focuses on the muscles and tissues of the body and helps to alleviate pain and emotional tension. This treatment is extremely beneficial for everybody who values the healing power of water. Highly recommended for pregnant women as it releases pain and tension in the pelvic, lower back, and hip area.The author is a certified Reki Master, Bowen Therapist and Healer from Iceland, who also practices at Zehen, a members only private club at the Manor, New Delhi.advertisement Chakra Balancing takes you into deep relaxation and is very beneficial for people with stress and emotional issues.Chakra Balancing relieves feelings of emotional anguish.Bowen treatment in water is highly effective for pregnant women in their second and third trimester.Bowen heals many ailments such as frozen shoulders and chronic back pain.last_img read more

Sunil Narine reported for suspect bowling action during CLT20 tie

first_imgThe officials have expressed their suspicion about Sunil Narine’s quicker deliveriesWest Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has Monday been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between KKR and Dolphins, yesterday in what turned out to be another ICC crackdown on chucking.The CLT20 organizing committee issued a media advisory late Monday night, confirming the development, that on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody Shamshuddin along with third umpire Kumar Dharmasena have expressed their suspicion about the quicker delivery bowled by Narine.”Mr Narine was reported by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettithody Shamshuddin, along with third umpire Kumar Dharamsena at the conclusion of the match. The report specifically relates to the quicker ball bowled by Mr. Narine,” the press release states.”Under the CLT20 Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, Mr. Narine may request an Official Assessment from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee. Mr. Narine has been placed on the warning list and may continue to be selected to play and bowl for his team in a match,” the release further stated.However if Narine is reported again for the same problem, he will be debarred from bowling further in the Champions League T20 although he can play as batsman.”Under the CLT20 Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, if a player receives a report while on the warning list, the player shall be suspended from bowling for the remainder of the tournament and from bowling in any matches organised by the BCCI until such date as he is cleared.advertisement”A player suspended from bowling may continue to be selected to play in matches, however he will not be entitled to bowl.”Narine has been KKR’s primary weapon over the past four seasons and has helped the franchise co-owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to win two IPL titles in last three He is also on top of wicket-takers list with 11 scalps to his credit in the current edition of CLT20.The ICC has instructed the on-field umpires to be vigilant about suspected chuckers with Pakistan’s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal already suspended from bowling in competitive cricket. In this tournament, two Lahore Lions bowlers Adnan Rasool and Mohammed Hafeez have been reported for suspect actions.last_img read more

India need to cross-pollinate with FIFA: Campbell

first_imgKolkata, Oct 28 (PTI) Former English defender Sol Campbell feels India are on the path to match the nations who are 50 to 100 years ahead and urged for more “cross- pollination” with FIFA.”You have to start somewhere. A lot of other countries have got 50-100 years ahead of India. You have to say what we need to patch up. But you are on the right path after the success of U-17 World Cup here,” Campbell said.”I heard National Centre of Excellence here, that will help. You have to improve the coaches, the coaching development. The more information you get the more seriously you take football.”FIFA being here will help them a lot. Conversation should continue. The more conversation you have with FIFA, the more centres, that cross-pollinating will eventually help,” the member of the FIFA Technical Study Group said during a news conference.Campbell, who has turned out 73 times for England between 1996 and 2007 and made over 400 appearances in Englands Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal among others, said there is a way to play and qualify, something India would have to learn sooner than later.”India has their own DNA, every country has their own DNA. If you go far from that DNA you will lose yourself. You have to understand how to play, qualify and win a game. Theres a way — the DNA of getting through the qualification. Find your DNA in India and work with that.”You have to bring in the experts, understand how to connect with the players on the pitch. All this will come through experience. The more they play, the better they will get.”advertisementAcknowledging India as a cricket powerhouse, the former centre-back said: “It will take time and will not happen overnight. You have to understand that cricket is a major sport here. But you have a lot of people who enjoy football, you have to tap into that.”Campbell also urged for a proper screening of the players.”Its how it gets transferred up into the domestic team. The players who are really good are not getting chances higher up in the first team. That has to change.”He further spoke about Englands dominating show in the tournament.”Its all about future now, these guys have played extremely well. Its all about how they progress after that. Last few years have been really fantastic football, its healthy.”Impressed with the standard of the U-17 World Cup, he further said: “The quality has been fantastic and the players physical ability also has improved. It was not like this 10-15 years ago. Thats an improvement for sure. The skill, knowledge, positioning of the game game has definitely gone up to another level.”Citing example of Mali, he said: “They showed fine skill and understanding of the game. They are working together as a team which is commendable for their nation and the African continent as whole. They are moving in the right direction.”Giving a thumbs-up to the facilities at the Salt Lake Stadium, he said: “You have done a great job, the FIFA has acknowledged this. Infrastructure is a big thing. I heard a lot of traffic here but it still flows. Definitely a thumbs- up.” PTI TAP AH AHlast_img read more

Who is Emiliano Sala, the missing Argentinean footballer?

first_imgSport has often been used in books, movies and pop culture a reference to as a metaphor for life. And just like it, sport presents the highs of high and the lows of lows. The story of Emiliano Sala is no different.Sala, the son of truck driver in Cululu in Santa Fe Province of Argentina, has been missing since he reportedly boarded a flight from Nantes in France to Cardiff in the United Kingdom.Sala secured a club record transfer (17 million euros or 19.3 million US dollars) from Nantes, after a phenomenal season in the French Ligue 1, and was on his way back to Cardiff to attend his first training session with his new teammates.He was travelling in a plane arranged by his agent on January 19 from France en route to Wales. On January 21, the news of his disappearance started to surface. The plane, according to reports, lost radar contact off the English Channel island of Guernsey (a small Island in the English channel) late on Monday.According to reports, Sala sent a distress call to his father in which he admitted that he was “scared” for his life.”Hello, my brothers, how are you? Boy, I’m tired. I was here in Nantes taking care of things, things, things, things, things, things, and it never stops, it never stops, it never stops. Anyway guys, I’m up in this plane that feels like it’s falling to pieces, and I’m going to Cardiff. [It’s] crazy, we start tomorrow. Training in the afternoon, guys, in my new team Let’s see what happens. So, how’s it going with you guys, all good? If in an hour and a half you have no news from me, I don’t know if they are going to send someone to look for me because they cannot find me, but you will know Dad, I’m scared!”- Sala said on whatsapp callExtensive searches were on by Guernsey Police and then called off, resumed and then called off again, without any sign of the plane or a person.advertisementOne week on, there has been no news of Sala or of the missing plane.Sala’s last social media post, in hindsight, was tragic. He posted a photo with his Nantes teammates with the caption – “La ultima ciao.” – which translates to “The ultimate goodbye.”He had met his new teams mates the day before Cardiff’s last match at Newcastle United, before going back to Nantes to say goodbye to his former club and gather his belongings.A shrine has since been established outside Cardiff’s stadium.Speaking ahead of Cardiff’s trip to Arsenal on Tuesday, their first match since Sala’s plane vanished, manager Neil Warnock said it had been the most difficult week of his career and admits he had questioned whether he could even carry on doing his job.”You think 24 hours a day about whether to carry on,” Warnock, told reporters.”It’s impossible to sleep. I’ve been in football management for 40 years and it’s been by far the most difficult week in my career, by an absolute mile.”It’s been a traumatic week and even now I can’t get my head around the situation.”All you need to know Emiliano Sala:Born Emiliano Raul Sala Taffarel in Argentina’s Santa Fe Province on October 31, 1990Began his playing career as a youth at Argentinian side Club Proyecto Crecer, before heading to France where he signed for Girondins de BordeauxThe striker made his debut for the club in 2012 before going on loan to French sides Chamois Niortais and CaenHe joined Nantes in 2015 and has scored 42 goals for the French Ligue 1 side so farSala had scored 12 goals this season in France’s Ligue 1 to rank fifth among top scorers behind Kylian Mbappe (17), Edinson Cavani (14), Neymar Jr and Nicolas Pepe (13)last_img read more

Barca set new defensive record vs Leganes

first_imgBarcelona Barcelona set new defensive record in La Liga with Leganes win Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:58 11/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Marc Andre ter Stegen Barcelona Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Leganés v Barcelona Leganés While Luis Suarez and Paulinho kept the goals flowing at the other end there was no way past the formidable Ter Stegen as he clinched a clean sheet Barcelona once more boasted a watertight defence as they set a club defensive record during a routine victory over Leganes. Two goals from Luis Suarez and Paulinho’s late strike helped the Catalans extend their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points, although Valencia can recoup the difference with victory against Espanyol on Sunday. 12/5 for draw in Madrid derby Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But one of the most striking aspects of Barca’s play this season is their ability to shut out other teams, and so it proved again. Another clean sheet for Marc Andre ter Stegen means the goalkeeper has conceded just four goals in Barca’s opening 12 games, a club record in La Liga. 4 – @FCBarcelona have just conceded four goals in La Liga this season, their best start in terms of goals conceded after the first 12 games ever. Valverde— OptaJose (@OptaJose) 18 de noviembre de 2017Only Atletico Madrid, who in 1995 let in just three in the same period, have ever managed a better start to the season at the back. Ter Stegen kept his eighth clean sheet of the Liga campaign on Saturday, and no team in Spain has managed to beat the German more than once this term. And if he keeps showing his best form Barcelona may well ended the season on top as they boast the best attack and defence in the country.last_img read more

a month agoNapoli coach Ancelotti: Liverpool have grown since winning Champions League

first_imgNapoli coach Ancelotti: Liverpool have grown since winning Champions Leagueby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Champions League opponents Liverpool are stronger than last season.The Azzurri host the European champions this week.“Liverpool have grown because last season gave them so much awareness,” Ancelotti said at a Press conference.“On the other hand, we’ve also grown because we’ve added more quality to their squad.“It’ll be a hard-fought match as we’ll be facing the best team in Europe. We hope to get the same result as last season.“As for formation, we mustn’t distort our identity and idea. We must take inspiration from the good things we’ve done and the problems we’ve been faced with.“We defended very well against them last season, and the defensive aspect is very important in games like these.“I expect a team capable of defending when necessary, attacking when the opportunity arises and keeping the ball when needed. We’ll need the perfect game.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

RollsRoyce Unveils New Battery System for Ships

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license A lithium-based energy storage system for ships has been launched by technology company Rolls-Royce. SAVe Energy is said to be a cost-competitive, highly efficient and liquid cooled battery system with a modular design that enables the product to scale according to energy and power requirements.In addition, the system complies with international regulations for low and zero emission propulsion systems.The development work has been partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council of Norway’s ENERGIX program. Three shipowning companies — Color Line, Norled and the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) Shipping Company — have been partners in the development, ensuring that the energy storage system covers a wide variety of marine applications, including ferries, cruise vessels and multipurpose vessels.As explained, energy storage is a major green investment for a shipowner. Returns are maximized when the system is correctly dimensioned for the specific ship and includes intelligent power control. Rolls-Royce has been delivering energy storage systems since 2010, however, the actual energy storage units were previously supplied by an external party. “The electrification of ships is building momentum. From 2010 we have delivered battery systems representing about 15 MWh in total. However now the potential deployment of our patent pending SAVe Energy in 2019 alone is 10-18 MWh,” Andreas Seth, Rolls-Royce, EVP Electrical, Automation and Control – Commercial Marine, said.SAVe Energy can be applied to several areas including peak shaving, spinning reserve and battery-powered vessels. Combined with a LNG or diesel-powered engine in a hybrid solution, it will increase efficiency and reduce emissions and can be coupled with most types of propulsion units. In a hybrid set up, SAVe Energy handles the peak load, while the main power generators will relate to the average load and not reduce the propulsion units thrusting capabilities, according to Rolls-Royce.“Battery systems have become a key component of our power and propulsions systems, and SAVe Energy is being introduced on many of the projects we are currently working on. This includes the upgrade programme for Hurtigruten’s cruise ferries, the advanced fishing vessel recently ordered by Prestfjord and the ongoing retrofits of offshore support vessels. As a system provider we can find the best solution considering both installation and operational cost,” Seth further said.SAVe Energy is an energy storage unit (ESU) system which was recently class approved by DNV GL. This means that the systems are now accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV GL.last_img read more

Rogers Communications appoints Jordan Banks as new head of media division

TORONTO — Rogers Communications says Jordan Banks will take on the role of president of its Rogers Media division starting Sept. 9.The telecom company says current president Rick Brace, appointed to the role in 2015, will help in the transition until he retires from Rogers at the end of the year.Banks comes to the role from Facebook and Instagram Canada, where he has served as managing director for seven years.The Toronto-based company says his mandate will have a focus on driving growth across Rogers’ sports and local channels in an increasingly digital world.Rogers Media’s business includes Sportsnet, Citytv, OMNI Television, the Toronto Blue Jays, a shopping channel and radio stations.The company announced in March it had reached a deal to sell its magazine brands including Maclean’s and Chatelaine, while in May it struck a deal to buy Vancouver-based podcast production company Pacific Content.In June, it also cut an unspecified number of off-air jobs across its Sportsnet organization to reposition it for the future. The cuts came after letting go of star broadcaster Bob McCown after 30 years as host of the program “Prime Time Sport.”Rogers Communications CEO Joe Natale says in a statement that Brace’s tenure “measurably reshaped” the company’s media business for the future while noting that incoming president Banks is a “transformative digital executive.” Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B) The Canadian Press read more

Libya UN mission condemns assassination of former parliament member

Ms. Barkawi was shot by gunmen yesterday in Derna, in eastern Libya, where the violence has escalated in recent days. She is the second prominent woman to be assassinated in Libya in less than a month. On 25 June 2014, prominent rights and political activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead in her Benghazi residence after casting her vote in the country’s parliamentary elections.“UNSMIL is particularly disturbed by the deliberate targeting by assassination of women activists,” it said in a statement issued in Tripoli. The Mission deplored the escalating violence in Benghazi and Tripoli, which it said was causing casualties among civilians and driving families out of their homes. It called on all sides for a cessation of hostilities. “The United Nations reiterates its call upon all sides to refrain from all kinds of violence and demands that measures be taken to ensure the protection of all civilians during this current armed conflict.”The recent turmoil has reportedly been some of the worst fighting since the 2011 uprising that ousted former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi and the North African nation embarked on its democratic transition. read more

Better drilling for Ausdrill in Western Australias Pilbara iron ore

first_imgDrill Rigs Australia’s (DRA) new DRA-600E Series Reverse Circulation (RC) drill rig has successfully completed its commissioning and first months of operation at Rio Tinto’s Pannawonica mine site in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The E Series rig design incorporates many new features and represents a major step forward in operator safety and is a valuable addition to Ausdrill Northwest’s (ANW) fleet of rigs. Key features include:Remotely mounted drillers console (operator situated 8 m from the rig) removes the driller from hazards associated with operating various high pressure hydraulic and air systemsWireless remote controlled rod handling removes off-siders from the potential dropped rod zoneAll set up functions of the rig are remotely controlled enabling the driller to move around the rig while setting up, increasing the safety of the whole crewFully automated rod retention system requiring no input from the drillerAnti-collision system fitted to prevent interaction between rotation head and ‘rod handler’ or ‘rod cuddler’Electronic exclusion zone technology fitted eliminates the need for guarding around rotation drill rodsOn board diagnostics to reduce down time and pre-empt problems before they occurHands-free breakout system fitted to remove crews from another potentially hazardous operation.Ausdrill says “the rig has been designed and built by combining the technical knowledge and experience of both ANW and DRA to produce a machine intended to meet the demanding iron ore drilling conditions while continuously improving the safety of our operators.“Thus far the rig has performed well meeting all expectations of our clients. This includes passing rigorous equipment compliance inspections and meeting all management of change requirements. ANW see this rig as an exciting step forward in equipment design and are endeavouring to continue to ‘raise the bar’ in equipment design and the application of new technologies to enhance our operations.”last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Wednesday

first_img 8,264 Views Short URL Image: Shutterstock/satit sewtiw Feb 1st 2017, 7:52 AM By Paul Hosford The 9 at 9: Wednesday Here’s what’s happening as we start Wednesday. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email1 Image: Shutterstock/satit sewtiw 1 Comment EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #YOU’RE HIRED: Donald Trump has picked conservative Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee.2. #NAMA: Are sustainable housing communities keeping people out of Nama homes in Cork?‘s Cormac Fitzgerald found out.3. #DUNPHY:  The BAI has rejected a complaint over Eamon Dunphy’s “extreme” statements on Claire Byrne Live.4. #BEACON SOUTH QUARTER: The residents of a Sandyford apartment complex have been asked to foot the bill for structural defects in the building.5. #FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says he has advised the Trump administration of its travel ban’s “damaging consequences”.6. #DISCOVERY: Sky and Discovery have reached an 11th hour deal to keep the channels on their services.7. #PHILIPPINES: An Amnesty International report alleges that police in the Philippines are being paid to kill drug dealers.8. #DEADLINE DAY: Thousands of students will today send off their CAO forms as the deadline for third-level applications arrives.9. #ABORTION PILLS: A bus will distribute abortion pills around cities and colleges across Ireland. Wednesday 1 Feb 2017, 7:52 AM last_img read more

Camas woman facing weight loss challenges head on

first_imgLaina Harris knew she wouldn’t shed 270 pounds without hitting a wall, a weight-loss plateau.Still, she wasn’t expecting the nine-day stall that left her body aching and her scale stagnant.“It really tugged on me emotionally,” Harris said.Harris was months into her journey, having dropped more than 50 pounds from her heaviest weight of 420 pounds. After a while, the 1-mile loop she walked from her downtown Camas home became easier and easier. So she decided to increase her physical activity.Follow Laina Harris’ weight-loss journey by visiting her blog, or by following her on Twitter.Instead of walking the loop twice a day, she started hitting the trails at Lacamas Lake. She more than doubled her daily mileage and continued to follow her diet. She expected to see big changes on the scale.But for nine days, the scale didn’t budge. Harris began doubting herself.“Is something wrong with me?” she worried. “Will I ever lose more weight?”Then she met Michelle Clark, a personal trainer in Camas. Harris explained her situation, telling Clark about her exercise routine and meals. Clark suggested Harris incorporate more protein into her diet. Harris had increased the amount of calories she was burning but wasn’t giving her body enough fuel.Three days into the diet change, Harris had lost five pounds. She hasn’t looked back since.In fact, she’s continue to challenge herself.During the week, she goes on 90-minute hikes around Lacamas Lake and at Heritage Trail in Camas, logging five to seven miles a day. She reconnected with her best friend from high school, Rondie White, who has become Harris’ walking buddy and motivator. On Saturdays, the duo heads to the Gorge and spends hours hiking challenging trails.last_img read more

Fishing report Swift Reservoir stocked with 50000 rainbow

first_imgSwift Reservoir has been stocked with 50,000 rainbow trout and is ready for Saturday’s opener.The trout are about 2.5 fish per pound. The water elevation is 995 feet, so the reservoir is within five feet of full pool.Swift no longer opens in late April. The delayed start is to give more time for young salmon and steelhead originating from the upper North Fork of the Lewis River to make it to the fish collector at the dam before angling begins.Here’s one tip from four decades of fishing at Swift: Bring along some worms. They often seem to outperform Power Bait, white corn, Gulp grubs, Fire Corn and eggs when trolling at the lake.Summer is here in the lower Columbia River, signaled by huge shad counts at Bonneville Dam and an increasing number of steelhead being caught downstream of Longview.The commercials fished Wednesday night in the lower Columbia from Beacon Rock to the coast for spring chinook.Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:Lower Columbia — Tongue Point to Wauna power lines, seven boaters with one adult spring chinook and one jack kept plus one adult chinook released. (ODFW)Estuary, three bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)Cathlamet, 33 bank rods with one adult spring chinook and three steelhead kept plus four chinook and one steelhead released; six boaters with one jack chinook kept plus one adult spring chinook and one steelhead released. (WDFW)last_img read more

Blurryface Sweeps RIAA Golds Twenty One Pilots Unparalleled Achievement

first_imgNews “Hometown”‘s Gold certification makes the album ‘Blurryface’ the first in the digital era to have every single go GoldPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 1, 2018 – 2:07 pm On March 1 the RIAA announced that the Twenty One Pilots album Blurryface is the first ever in the digital era to have every single on the album become a Gold record. “Congratulations to Twenty One Pilots for this unparalleled achievement,” said RIAA Chairman/CEO Cary Sherman. “In a time when fans enjoy instant access to millions of different tracks, this is a testament to the appeal of both the album and each of its individual songs.” Email RIAA Gold: Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Blurryface’ Shines blurryface-sweeps-riaa-golds-twenty-one-pilots-unparalleled-achievement Facebook Twitter “This story, it starts in Columbus, Ohio,” is how Tyler Joseph began the group’s pantless (more on that later) acceptance speech at the 59th GRAMMY Awards when the single “Stressed Out” won for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. It remains the album’s top sales performer, having reached seven-times Platinum. “Ride” went four-times Platinum, “Tear In My Heart” went double, and three other tracks achieved Platinum status, “Fairly Local,” “Heavydirtysoul” and “Lane Boy.” Seven of the other eight tracks had been at Gold level when “Hometown” came in finally, making this first-time accomplishment complete … in a back-to-Columbus kind of way.Joseph blamed Josh Dun for the idea that had Twenty One Pilots in their underpants during the aforementioned acceptance speech on the GRAMMY stage, but as he explained, that plan predated their success. They were watching the GRAMMY Awards on TV with friends and Dun thought it would be cool, if they ever won, to accept semi-dressed. Joseph’s wise closing words on his acceptance speech was not directly addressing such decisions when he said, “You could be next, so watch out!” Congratulations to Twenty One Pilots.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Twenty One Pilots: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ‘Blurryface’ Sweeps RIAA Golds: Twenty One Pilots’ “Unparalleled Achievement” last_img read more

Flybus prototype may be hybrid bus of future

first_img Treansportation engineers will want to see how the Flybus rates in a focus on what is next in the evolution of the hybrid bus and solutions that can ease fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Cost has been a challenge with standard hybrids. The new Flybus hybrid has taken on cost considerations with a unique energy-saving approach. The bus makes use of the “flywheel” technique demonstrated earlier this year by Porsche in Detroit. The flywheel can feed energy back into the wheels on the vehicle’s acceleration. The technique is praised as a way to generate emissions-free energy. The system takes the kinetic energy that is generated from the braking stops-and starts of a city bus run and sends it back to the vehicle. The team’s goal has been to come up with an energy-efficient redistribution process, supported by a continuously variable transmission system. Citation: ‘Flybus’ prototype may be hybrid bus of future (2011, September 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( — The “Flybus” prototype bus aims to showcase how hybrid electric buses can be inexpensive, cost efficient and easy on the environment. Reports out this week say that the Flybus is being readied for testing. The consortium of companies that created the prototype wlll stage a presentation at this year’s Low Carbon Vehicle event in the UK, at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, Northamptonshire. Explore further Play Flybus flywheel-based mechanical hybrid system. Torotrack presentation. The Flybus consortium would like to see its prototype through the next stages so that bus operators can look forward to less fuel costs and brake wear. The group unites bus maker Optare, engineering consultancy Ricardo, technology specialist Torotrak, and Allison Transmission.London plans to introduce 90 hybrid buses to service this year. The city has been looking toward hybrid buses for some time. In the 2004 Energy Strategy plan, the Mayor adopted for London the government’s national targets to reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2050 from the 1990 level. Hybrid buses are taken seriously as a next step toward that goal. 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 Key features of the Flybus prototype are a Ricardo Kinergy flywheel as the medium for energy storage and a Torotrak continuously variable transmission (CVT) which transfers energy to the flywheel. The Ricardo Kinergy flywheel uses low-cost magnetic coupling. As interesting as the construct is the structure of the group, the Flybus consortium, that came up with the bus hybrid. The consortium is an example of what happens when there is a synergy between government and technologists at different companies who can put pieces of a product engineering puzzle together, drawing on varied areas of expertise, in an innovative way. The collaborative is partly funded by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board as part of its Low Carbon Vehicles initiative. More information: Press release © 2011 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. Hybrid Bus in the City: A Prototype with a Futurelast_img read more

Net escapes Aussies go online during holidays

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Even on holiday, Australians are going out of their way to log on to the net, a survey has found. More than one in ten Australians access the internet up to five times per day when on holiday, whilst a quarter access the internet at least daily, reported a survey of 1,000 Australians by Expedia. Only 15 percent of Australians truly ‘disconnect’ from the world whilst on holiday by refraining from internet usage completely. Though the internet is primarily being used on holiday to communicate with family and friends, 63 percent of participants said they also used it to check their bank balance and manage their holiday finances. A further 45 percent said they used it as a travel guide to plan their trip; researching aspects such as transport, accommodation, and activities. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are being used by 53 percent of Generation Y for status updates whilst on holiday, spurring jealousy from friends and family back home. Eight percent of Facebook users updated their status at least once a day, the survey reported. However, serial status updating isn’t limited to Generation Y, as 15 percent of Australians aged 45-64 admitted to updating their status whilst on holiday.The survey found that 27 percent of Australian men were using the internet on holiday to manage and respond to work emails, compared to 20 percent of Australian women.“It is fascinating to see how many Australians enjoy keeping their friends up to date with their holiday news, when traditionally a holiday was seen as an opportunity to take a break from our busy work and social lives,” Expedia Marketing Manager, Louise Crompton said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Clast_img read more

JC International Airlines and Lanmei Airlines partner with Sabre

first_imgMembers of the JC International Airlines flight crewJC International Airlines and Lanmei Airlines partner with SabreNew partnerships empower the airlines to offer their content globallySabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a new agreement with Lanmei Airlines and JC International Airlines, two rapidly expanding carriers based in Cambodia, who will now offer their content to travel agencies across the globe.The announcement of this new partnership is timely, as data reveals that inbound tourism reached an all-time high in Cambodia last year, and the growth of these figures is not expected to slow down any time soon[1]. A recent report from CAPA – Centre for Aviation indicates that the rise in tourism throughout Cambodia is driving an important shift in the aviation industry. With seven airlines now in operation across the country, in comparison to just two only four years ago, start-up airlines such as Lanmei and JC International are shaping the future of Cambodia’s air travel infrastructure.“As the leading GDS in Cambodia, Sabre is pleased to support the rapid development of two of Cambodia’s growing carriers. With these new partnerships, Sabre will provide both Lanmei Airlines and JC International Airlines access to innovative solutions, enabling the addition of new bookable content on our platform,” said Rakesh Narayanan, vice president, air line of business, Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific. “Cambodia’s travel industry is changing. By providing our new partners with the technology they need to embrace industry shifts, access to our global network of agents will help them achieve their business objectives as they shape Cambodia’s travel industry,” he added.“Making our content available to a wide range of domestic and international consumers is central to our strategic vision. Our partnership with Sabre will not only help propel our brand globally, but also play a crucial role in the future success of our business,” said Eric Li, deputy general manager, commercial department, Lanmei Airlines.“Building a partnership with a leading technology partner such as Sabre supports our plan to further expand operations. As we continue to invest in our success, Sabre will provide us with the necessary network to support the massive wave of inbound tourism that Cambodia is witnessing,” added Tang Chun, CEO of JC (CAMBODIA) International Airlines.Sabre announces these new partnerships with Lanmei Airlines and JC International Airlines as they take on more aircrafts and establish new routes across the Asia Pacific region, and to further anchor itself as a trusted technology partner for Cambodia’s travel industry.Source = Sabre Corporationlast_img read more

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Briefing newsmen in Iyin Ekiti after consultation meeting with his supporters from the 177 wards,The event begins Saturday at 9:45 a. read more