first_imgNew Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Friday launched mobile methadone vans to provide treatment to opioid addicts in inner city neighbourhoods.As a pilot project, the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of AIIMS has initiated the new service of delivering methadone through a mobile van in East Delhi. Opioid addiction is a significant problem in India, professor at NDDTC Dr Atul Ambekar said, adding these people require medicines such as methadone or buprenorphine for getting rid of the addiction. Methadone is a prescription drug given in a syrup form to patients as it helps in controlling the craving and withdrawals due to opioid addiction. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe drug usually comes in liquid form but is also available in powder and tablet variants. It is usually taken under the supervision of a doctor because of its potential for abuse, Ambekar said. There are very few treatment centres providing these medicines while the need is very high. It is estimated that less than 2 per cent of the population addicted to opioids in India is receiving this treatment, which is recommended by various UN bodies and the World Health Organization (WHO),” Ambekar said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsA recently released government survey report “Prevalence and Extent of Substance Use in India”, estimated that India has about 28 lakh people affected by addiction to opioids such as heroin, opium and various pharmaceutical products. Since methadone is a highly regulated medicine, it is only provided as daily observed treatment. It is available in just about a dozen cities in India, in-charge of the methadone clinic at NDDTC Dr Ravindra Rao said. “Patients often find it difficult to come to the clinic daily to receive methadone, which leads to them dropping-out of treatment midway,” Rao informed. The mobile methadone dispensing unit plans to bridge this gap and improve retention of patients into treatment enabling them to work and lead a healthier life, Dr Rao said. Currently, such dispensing vans or buses are available in few select developed countries in the world, such as USA, Portugal, Spain, Canada and Netherlands. With the launch of mobile delivery of methadone, India joins this elite club, he said. In fact, India is the first country in the South Asian region to initiate these services, Rao claimed. The van will be parked at strategic places in East Delhi and adjoining areas for fixed time period in the day where the patients can come and receive their medicine without having to travel to the main clinic. “In the trial run for the last two weeks, we already have more than two dozen patients enrolled in the facility and the response is very encouraging,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgProstate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancerCredit:Alamy Prostate cancer treatment can involve hormone therapyCredit:Alamy Co-author Dr Kevin Nead, from the University of Pennsylvania, US, said: “I was surprised at how ubiquitous the effects on all types of dementia were, but I would definitely not alter clinical care based on our results.”He said more research was needed to look at the link between ADT and dementia and identify what kinds of patients might be most at risk.Male hormones are known to play a role in the health and growth of neurons, which may help explain the association, said the scientists.Another type of treatment blocks the action of testosterone on tumours rather than cutting off supplies of the hormone.There is no suggestion that taking these drugs, known as anti-androgens, increases the risk of dementia.Dr Matthew Hobbs, deputy director of research at the charity Prostate Cancer UK said: “Although this research suggests that there may be a link between hormone therapy and dementia, it’s very hard to draw clear cut conclusions from studies like these and further research is needed to confirm the findings.”Men having treatment for prostate cancer are likely to be living with other health problems which may also increase their risk of dementia. No man should stop taking hormone therapy based on these findings,” he said.Dr Laura Phipps of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “This study is part of an active area of research into the role that sex hormones like testosterone could be playing in the brain in dementia. Studies like this, which take advantage of the rich data held in medical records, can be very useful for highlighting trends and potential risk factors for further research.”While these results suggest a link between androgen deprivation therapy and an increased risk of dementia, they do not show that ADT is definitely causing this increased risk. We need to better understand the impact of sex hormones in the brain in diseases like Alzheimer’s to delve deeper into the possible reasons for this link.” Man prostate  Around 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK, about half of whom are caught at an early stage before the disease has spread.There is currently no screening for the disease, although men are entitled to a test if they ask for one.The study, published in the journal Jama Oncology, found that men aged 70 and older, and who had been on ADT for at least 12 months, were most at risk.The most common form of ADT used in the UK is a drug called goserelin, sold under the brand name Zoladex, which is injected.It interferes with signals from the brain that instruct the testicles to make testosterone.The scientists urged prostate cancer patients receiving ADT not to change their treatment without consulting their doctors. In absolute terms, the risk is still small. Of the 1,829 patients who underwent androgen deprivation, just 7.9 per cent developed dementia.This compared with 3.5 per cent of the group not treated with ADT.Lead researcher Dr Nigam Shah, from Stanford University in the US, said: “The risk is real, and depending on the prior dementia history of the patient, we may want to consider alternative treatment.” A common prostate cancer treatment that lowers testosterone could double the chances of men developing dementia, research suggests.Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) shuts down the body’s main supply of the male hormone and is a less drastic alternative to physical castration.It is a standard treatment for men whose cancers have started to spread and cannot be eliminated by surgery or radiotherapy alone.But a new study suggests there may be a serious hidden danger associated with ADT – an increased risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.center_img Scientists who analysed the health records of more than 9,000 patients found that when men were given ADT their chances of having dementia within five years doubled. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. ‘Men having treatment for prostate cancer are likely to be living with other health problems which may also increase their risk of dementia. No man should stop taking hormone therapy based on these findings’Dr Matthew Hobbs, Prostate Cancer UK ‘The risk is real, and depending on the prior dementia history of the patient, we may want to consider alternative treatment’ Man and scanlast_img read more

first_imgTogether, they are the world’s earliest figural tattoos…. Tests on a female mummy from the same period (3351-3017BC) identified what archaeologists believe to be a crooked stave, an object used in rituals of the time. As a young man, Ginger had a tattoo on his arm. So far, so ordinary. But Ginger is a 5,500-year-old Egyptian mummy, the oldest inhabitant of the British Museum’s public galleries, and the inkings represent a major scientific discovery that has pushed back evidence for tattooing in Africa by a millennium.center_img What had previously shown up as dark smudges on the mummy’s upper arm were revealed under infrared light to be two overlapping tattoos, thought to be of a wild bull and a Barbary sheep.last_img read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTeen accused of raping 17-yr-old girl granted $200,000 bailJune 12, 2018In “000 bail”Bible college student slapped with rape charge; granted $200,000 bailFebruary 18, 2019In “Court”Man charged for raping, impregnating 14-Y-O daughterJune 8, 2015In “Crime” A 30-year-old man was, earlier today, (Monday) granted bail in the sum of $200,000 after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on a charge of raping a 6-year-old girl.The accused: Val SmithThe accused; Val Smith, was not required to plea to the indictable charge which stated that on July 28 2012, while in the North West District, he engaged in sexual activity with his relative who is under the age of consent- sixteen.Smith appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs and is expected to return to court on March 5 2018 as the case continues. read more

first_imgAround 150 people gathered at the Heartlands Chi-an-Bobel conference centre near Camborne, Cornwall, UK on October 11 to hear presentations by Cornwall-based companies providing products and services to the worldwide mining industry. The event had been organised by the Cornish Institute of Engineers to mark their centenary year and had the title Mining – A Knowledge Cluster in Cornwall. The Institute has always had an interest in current and future developments in all forms of engineering as well as mining, providing a series of lectures, visits and other events each year, but for this special event it had been decided to focus upon the original mining roots. The event displayed how, despite the lower level of actual extractive activity locally, a significant cluster of innovative, entrepreneurial companies is based here, bringing revenue into the county.The Institute’s founders in 1913 had been mainly managers and engineers from the mines in West Cornwall, with the then manager of South Crofty, Josiah Paull, elected as the first President.The presentations spanned the whole mining process, from the economic and social planning and the codes and principles governing modern projects through state-of-the-art use of laser surveying, underground tracking of people and vehicles, electrical demand management, the efficiency of pumps and ventilation fans, ore grinding and processing through to dealing with waste tailings and the physical and social legacies of mining.  There was also a fascinating insight into real-time remote services provided to the oil industry. The companies presenting were North Coast Consulting, 3Dmsi, SGS, Kennedy Networks, Williams Mine Electrical, Riventa, Wardell Armstrong International, Patterson & Cooke, Grinding Solutions, Micon International, Applied Geo-Environmental Solutions and Geoscience. Display stands were provided by PR Consultants (with Belzona), G T Jones, Holman-Wilfley and MinAssist. The strong influence of the Camborne School of Mines (now part of the University of Exeter) in maintaining these leading-edge activities was apparent throughout, with most of the companies either founded by or employing graduates from a number of past years.It is intended to publish the presentations in due course at www.cie100.org.uk .last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Welcome to the 21st Century, McDonald’s.The fast-food restaurant is making good on its high-tech promises: 29 locations in California began accepting mobile orders and payments on Wednesday.The pilot will expand to an additional 51 joints in Spokane, Wash., next week.As reported by Reuters, McD’s held out on implementing the new technology until other companies ironed out the kinks in their digital debuts.Starbucks, for example, pissed off a lot of caffeine-deprived customers in January when an excess of mobile orders created backlogs that the staff couldn’t process fast enough.Learning from other firm’s mistakes, McDonald’s will continue to streamline the app before rolling out a finished product in nearly all 14,000 US restaurants—as well as  6,000 locales in Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and China—before the end of the year.“It’s better to be right than to be first to market,” CEO Steve Easterbrook told Reuters.Chomping into a Big Mac Extra Value Meal has never been easier: Simply enter your request into the mobile app, then sit back and relax as your food is delivered directly to the table.“We are building a better McDonald’s, one that makes delicious feel-good moments easy for everyone,” Easterbrook said in a recent statement. “And I believe the moves we are making will reassert McDonald’s like the global leader in the informal eating out category.”Last year, the 61-year-old chain introduced self-serve kiosks: Instead of waiting in line to carefully convey your complicated order, folks can tap it into a giant touch screen. Mobile customers can place online orders for pickup, or wave the app in front of a kiosk to recognize their profile (which saves customized favorites and preferred payment methods).McDonald’s is also testing drive-thru smart menu boards, which change throughout the day to highlight the most timely and relevant deals and items. On-the-go users, meanwhile, can choose curbside delivery or read their placed order code to the drive-thru crew for instant gratification. KFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in AtlantaMinneapolis Bans Construction of New Drive-Thrus last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 22, 2017 – Nassau – President of The Bahamas Press Club 2014, Anthony Capron has responded to remarks made by Dr the Hon Hubert A Minnis, Prime Minister, during his Keynote address at The Bahamas Press Club Awards on Saturday, November 18, 2017.The Prime Minister seemingly bashed the media and suggested what they should be reporting on, instead of critcizing him and his Government.“I would say that the Prime Minister was perhaps misguided in the opinions he expressed about the media and the hard-working professional men and women who daily gather the news from every corner of this archipelago,” Mr. Capron said.But that is exactly why The Bahamas Press Club has instituted the annual media awards, he noted.“Because you always hear the press being bashed for what it is not doing.  The good goes unspoken, unrecognized and unappreciated by the critics.“And so, we cannot and will not be put off by the bad mouthing that will come our way. We have a job to do and we will do our job.”Press Release: Bahamas Press Club Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgA Wednesday morning traffic stop by Oregon State Police south of Canyonville led to the arrest of an Idaho man after a trooper found approximately 10 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.On April 18, about 9:30 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1989 Dodge Caravan displaying Idaho license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 90 for a traffic violation. The trooper contacted the lone occupant identified as Robert J. Nuszkiewicz, 50, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 10 pounds of marijuana in the van. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $25,000.Nuszkiewicz was taken into custody and transported to the Douglas County Jail. Following booking he was cited to appear at a later date in Douglas County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.last_img read more

first_imgThe IRS has given a sliver of ground in how it has applied tax rules to air taxi flights. Sen. Mark Begich is calling it a win for small air carriers, but Joy Journeay, executive director of the Alaska Air Carriers Association, says the concession is less than it appears.Download Audio“It is not clear at this time that it is going to help anyone,” she said.The association has said the rules were unclear on when a small plane operator has to collect federal excise taxes from passengers. Several air taxi businesses say they didn’t know they were supposed to collect the money until they were audited and hit with tax bills that, in some cases, exceeded a million dollars.  The IRS last week wrote a letter to Begich saying it will refund any excise tax air services paid for day tours. The IRS letter doesn’t say whether it will also refund the penalties and interest audited businesses had to pay, and an IRS spokesman said the agency didn’t want to talk about its decision. But the letter says the agency is only lifting the tax retroactively. Next month it will apparently revert to its previous interpretation of the rules, which Journeay called baffling.“The letter issued to Sen. Begich from the IRS doesn’t clear up any of the ambiguous language in the regulations or address any of the items that the Alaska Air Carriers have asked them to address for multiple years,” she said.The IRS has previously said whether the tax applies to a day trip depends in part on the purpose of the trip. If the passengers deplane to see a glacier or watch bears, the air service doesn’t have to collect the tax, but if they land to fish, that might be taxable, if the pilots fly to the same places with some degree of regularity. The way the agency has defined regularity has also exasperated air carriers.Journeay says as she reads the letter, the refund only applies to carriers that already paid the tax. For years, even attorneys and tax accountants advised air carriers the excise tax didn’t apply to their small planes, Journeay says. She notes small carriers would still pay a tax to the federal government in the fuel they buy.last_img read more

first_imgNational Guard members, Along with PBA’a Karl Powers deliver pizzas to the Wounded Warriors during their trip. (Photo courtesy of Papa Bear Adventures.)Papa Bear Adventures in the Kuskokwim hub community of Bethel recently took six veterans on a rafting trip. The guiding company brought them down the Kanektok River near Quinhagak, a village about seventy miles southwest of Bethel, as part of the Wounded Warriors program. The group found relief from injuries on one of the premier fishing rivers in the world.Download AudioSteve Powers runs Papa Bear Adventures. He says this trip is his company’s way of supporting service men and women.“We try to do a trip with the Wounded Warriors each year, and take some wounded soldiers out to float down one of the rivers, to get the chance to go fishing to enjoy Alaska. My brother originally thought about it and we talked about it and we just felt like this was the right thing to do,” say’s Powers.The Wounded Warrior Project is a national program with the sole purpose of honoring and empowering veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are hurt or injured in battle. Papa Bear guiding company has been taking Wounded Warriors on trips for five years.One of those being honored is Alaskan Mike Buzinski. He served in the Air Force as a crew member on board a Boeing E-3. During his service he was stationed in Iraq. He says he was disabled after being diagnosed with tinnitus, a condition that causes constant ringing in the ears. He says though this is an annoying condition, he is more fortunate than others.“My disability is very minor compared to some of the other guys that were in the army and the marines that went to Afghanistan, and had injuries from shrapnel and different disabilities created by the conditions on the ground,” say’s Buzinski.Buzinski lives in Anchorage, but had never been to the Bethel area. He and a few other veterans anxiously wait at Papa Bears lodge on weather hold, because of fog. He’s eager to fish Pegati Lake at the headwaters of the Kanektok.“I’ve never been out there, a couple of us have made it out there already and the rest of us are sitting here waiting for the fog to break so we can get out there and join em.”Eventually the fog lifts. Buzinski and 5 other veterans are enjoy some lake fishing and then a seven day float trip down the Kanektok. When they return to Bethel they’re treated to a welcome back gathering and dinner at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars building.There, they exchange many humorous stories such as some members falling off the raft. But perhaps the most interesting story of the trip involved a once in a lifetime delivery as recounted by veterans Patrick Upchurch and Thomas O’Brien.“Karl from Papa Bear Lodge, and the National Guard came out and visited us on I think day 3, and brought us some pizza from Bethel, awesome pizza, so that was a pretty welcome surprise I mean,” says Upchurch. “Floating down the river and an Army Black Hawk comes soaring by, everyone’s looking around all confused, and then it lands and there’s Karl waiting for us to float right up to him,” says O’Brien.Papa Bear’s Steve Powers hopes to continue giving warriors a chance to experience some of the best of what Alaska has to offer.last_img read more

first_imgMahmudur RahmanAnother defamation case was filed against Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman with a Dhaka Court on Tuesday for alleged derogatory comments against information minister Hasanul Haq Inu and for “tarnishing the country’s image”.Jananetri Parishad president AB Siddique filed the case with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Court. According to the case document, Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman said in a programme on March 1:  “Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu is the importer of terrorism in Bangladesh. There is no freedom in this country. The present government is a fascist and an illegal government.” The document also alleged that Mahmudur Rahman said that all the administration including the police and RAB and the media have to abide by  orders from the prime minister Sheikh Hasina.The case document also said that these comments were published in the media and this tarnished the image of the country.    The authorities shut down the anti-government daily, Amar Desh, in June of 2010.last_img read more

first_img X 00:00 /01:33 – / 3Community activists have been fighting for years to preserve historic brick streets of Freedmen’s Town in Houston’s Fourth Ward. Now the activists are on the verge of a major victory, following a painful setback in November.Two weeks ago, a contractor mistakenly removed roughly 200 bricks while working on a drainage project. That damaged some of the bricks, which were laid by freed slaves. Mayor Sylvester Turner says repairs will begin Monday.“This is expected to take about 12 weeks, but with the holidays, it could be a little longer,” Turner says. An archaeologist will be on site at all times to oversee the work.But Turner says he’s determined to do more than reinstall the bricks. He wants to create a cultural district in Freedmen’s Town – one that would preserve historic churches, schools, and homes.“That is my commitment as the mayor of this city, that before I leave office, that we will see a revived area right here in this community,” Turner says. “We cannot undo the mistakes of two weeks ago, but we can ensure this neighborhood’s rich history is not forgotten.”Dorris Ellis is president of the Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition. She says she’s pleased with the mayor’s plan to repair the street damage. “But I’m more excited about the opportunities as we move forward to follow the National Historic Preservation Act so that we can make this the place that it should be, using the best available technology just as the freedmen did over 100 years ago,” she says.Turner says he’ll work with the coalition, as well as other local stakeholders to develop a roadmap for the project over the next six months. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen last_img read more

first_imgThe urban life has it’s own pro’s and con’s. Our life is an imprint of our professions, homes, societies influence and many other things. One such play depicting the up’s and down’s of an urban couple will soon be staged in the Capital.Between the Lines is a contemporary play set in urban India, where well-educated, affluent couples find themselves caught between modernity and tradition. Maya and Shekhar are a lawyer couple, who have been married for 10 years. Shekhar is a high-profile criminal lawyer, while Maya balances work and life, drafting routine contracts for a law firm. One day they accidentally end up being on opposite sides in an attempted murder case. Shekhar is the prosecutor and Maya, the defense lawyer. As they fight the case, their personal life starts to get impacted in more ways than one.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The play is co-written, directed and enacted by Nandita Das.  This play also marks her directorial debut of Das in theatre. Das made her directorial debut with Firaaq, in 2008 which travelled to over 50 film festivals around the world, winning both audience and critical acclaim.  Between the Lines also marks her return to the stage after eight years. Her co-actor is Subodh Maskara, an entrepreneur, who is on a sabbatical to pursue his creative passions. He makes his debut in professional theatre in Between the Lines, alongside his wife, Nandita Das.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDas and Divya Jagdale, both actors, got into writing by default! Nandita wrote her directorial debut film, Firaaq, while Divya has written two plays: Bansuri and End of Season. Their writing is true to life, as it comes from real, lived and felt experiences. The play is based on a theatrical adaptation by the writer-academician Purushottam Agarwal, who was inspired by a 1960s English film. When: 7-8 December, 7 pmWhere: FICCI auditorium, Mandi Houselast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The six-day-long anti-dengue campaign along with environmental awareness organised by the students of Sir Ramesh Mitter Girls’ School came to an end on Saturday.The students organised street plays to create awareness against dengue. They put up posters requesting people to clean accumulated water and clear garbage from their houses every day. It may be mentioned that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has launched a massive drive to prevent the spread of dengue. For the first time, the community Puja committees that will conduct awareness programmes against dengue most successfully will be awarded cash prizes. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe students of the school conducted a campaign to set up no-plastic zones. Plastic carry bags clog the underground sewer lines causing massive water-logging everywhere in India. Though campaign against plastic has been carried out, people are still using carry bags and throwing them on the streets. The students planted saplings and urged people to go green. They have also requested locals to keep the environment clean. Atin Ghosh, Member, Mayor-in-Council (Health) said it is good that many schools are taking up drives to create awareness against dengue. He sought cooperation from all walks of life to prevent the spreading of the disease.last_img read more

first_imgTo witness owls doing owly things, turn first to the Montana owl cams set up by the Owl Research Institute and Explore.org. Livestreams are always a gamble, but the three feeds embedded below tend to provide reliable owl sightings.One camera, trained on a site where long-eared owls like to roost, makes for particularly lively viewing. Long-eared owls are social, and at times you can see almost a dozen of them clustered in the same tree. “It might be the only camera in the world showing communal groups of owls,” says Holt. It’s an actual, real-life parliament of owls.Like many human parliaments, this collective spends most of its day asleep. You might see some stretching, preening, the occasional snap to attention when an owl notices nearby movement. But the nice thing about sleeping owls is they stay put and you can gaze at them for ages.[embedded content]Another strong contender from the Owl Research Institute is a camera that tends to capture great horned owls: “the tough guy, the football player of the owl world,” Holt calls them. “They’ve got the body of a lineman and can knock down the biggest prey.” These owls often show up on the group’s osprey cam, and they don’t always like to share the limelight: Last April, a great horned owl dive-bombed an osprey on his perch three days in a row. Now that’s a flying tackle.These birds are more solitary, so you’ll witness no great gatherings on these cams. You might see a tête-à-tête, though: this species tends to mate early in the year, so you could catch a male and female owl hooting at each other in courtship.[embedded content]If a great gray owl is more your thing, you can often spot one or two hanging out on the snag in the livestream below. “Even in this polar vortex, the great grays are out there, gaining weight while other animals struggle to survive,” says Duncan. Duncan and his colleagues at Discover Owls, a Canadian conservation group, have dissected thousands of great gray pellets to learn that they eat almost exclusively meadow voles. In the winter the voles tend to be active under thick snow cover, which means the owls rely primarily on subtle sounds to snipe their meals.[embedded content]Should these cameras turn up empty, the Owl Research Institute has more livestreams up on Explore.org. Or you can visit the live feeds of two barn owl nest boxes provided by the Port of Stockton, in California. The cameras are trained on two of 20 barn owl nest boxes the port has installed to enlist more owls in the control of an overactive rodent population. Two nest boxes are currently livestreamed with both interior and exterior views available. If its inhabitant is facing the right direction, you can gaze directly into their heart-shaped faces … and send your own heart prancing into the end zone.More Great WIRED StoriesWhy your phone (and other gadgets) fail when it’s coldThe threat that the US can’t ignore: itselfThe Arctic village with satellite TV but no running waterA “multicultural toilet” and other innovations to fix flyingFyre Festival docs dissect attendees’—and your—FOMO👀 Looking for the latest gadgets? Check out our picks, gift guides, and best deals all year round📩 Want more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories OK, the joke might be wearing thin. But you know what? Owls are real head-turners. Why else would the internet be lousy with owl cams? Their night lives put the most Animal House–inspired college kids to shame. Their unmoving eyes and oversized, disc-like faces are hypnotic, and those power brows can outshine even Cara Delevingne. Barn owls, screech owls, snowies—their faces are among the most iconic in the animal kingdom. Why so fond? “My argument is that they look like us,” says wildlife researcher Denver Holt, founder and president of the Owl Research Institute. https://twitter.com/Jeopardy/status/1091184366158524416center_img This Sunday, the subreddit /r/superbowl will host a gathering of hoo-ligans. They’ll be fans of the Nocturnal Flying League. Real birds of a feather. Starting at 6 pm ET, the Superb Owl community will kick off an Ask Me Anything with biologist James Duncan, who has spent his entire adult life studying owls and a mere three weeks playing football.Superb Owls are everywhere! Trader Joe’s has used the term on its in-store signage; Google now responds to a “superb owl” search with the details of the game and a cartoon bird; and the wordplay showed up as a category on Jeopardy this week. A brewery called Parallel 49 even released a limited-edition kolsch with the name.last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Van Gogh’s Ear, a storytelling festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica Christmas-themed theater warms hearts this month Bullfights, punk bands, and other happenings around Costa Rica Festival of Light, Egyptian dancers, and other happenings around Costa Rica On Thursday, the XVII Festival of Flowers of the African Diaspora and Other Cultures kicked off at Lincoln Plaza with the presence of President Luis Guillermo Solís, CECC/SICA secretary general Carlos Lépiz, Afro-Costa Rican writer Quince Duncan and Chinese Ambassador Song Yanbin.The national band Master Key delighted the audience with three a cappella songs, including their original “Happy Days.”Afterwards, organizers presented a video about the country’s Afro-Costa Rican culture.Afro-Costa Rican writer Quince Duncan spoke about his experience of living in a multicultural and multiethnic environment as a citizen of Costa Rica. “Beyond tolerance we have to acquire respect. We have to go through the path of comprehension; comprehend and understand each other,” Duncan said. Master Key performs at the inauguration of the 2015 African Diasphora Festival. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesChinese Ambassador Song Yanbin spoke of the importance of a multicultural and multiethnic Costa Rica. He mentioned that the Popular Republic of China has 56 different ethnicities and 55 of those ethnicities are minorities that have their own language.Festival organizer Carol Britton gave an honorary mention to former congresswoman Joycelyn Sawyers Royal, who first proposed a law declaring Costa Rica multicultural and multiethnic in 1998. Sawyers’ sister, Mavis Sawyers Royal, was there to receive the honorary mention.Costa Rican composer Manuel Monestel performed afterwards, playing a set of Calypso songs.President Luis Guillermo Solís noted the importance of the recent change to the country’s constitution declaring Costa Rica multicultural and multiethnic.“The country is on a path of unity and diversity,” Solís said.The President also inaugurated a photo exhibit celebrating Costa Rica’s diversity as part of the festival.The festival runs through Sunday. The schedule of events is available on the festival’s website. Singer Manuel Monestel performs at the inauguration of the 2015 African Diasphora Festival. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe president of AGC Aerospace and Defense is now out of a job after being charged for allegedly slapping a toddler on a Delta Air Lines flight.According to reports, the executive was travelling from Minneapolis to St Paul International Airport earlier this month when he allegedly slapped a two-year-old boy sitting in the seat next to him, Minneapolis Business Journal reported.Although pleading not guilty, the boy’s mother, Jessica Bennett said her son was crying shortly ahead of landing, when the business man slapped the boy on the face and left a scratch under his right eye.The executive’s boss, AGC chief executive Al Haase has described his behaviour as “offensive and disturbing” and stressed he was “no longer employed with the company”.It is still unclear whether the executive resigned or was terminated.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J.last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAs part of its continuing partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Seabourn has announced a new line up of prominent speakers who will join the Seabourn Conversations enrichment programme this year.Conversation topics onboard will cover culture, heritage, history, and the importance of sustainable tourism in preserving World Heritage Sites across the globe.Among those sharing their insights will be a number of UNESCO advisors and consultants including renowned Canadian Geologist Dr. Catherine Hickson; the 2013 lead UNESCO Advisor in Afghanistan and a Global Monitoring Agent for UNESCO World Heritage threatened sites Alessandra Borchi; and Peter Stott, an Industrial Historian, Archaeologist and Architect, as well as an expert on the architecture of Quebec City World Heritage Site.“UNESCO’s vital role in encouraging cultural understanding and preservation always makes for fascinating conversation on Seabourn, and the seasons ahead will continue the tradition,” Seabourn Senior Vice President Global Marketing and Sales John Delaney said.“The significance of educational experiences continues to grow and inspire, and we’re always excited to welcome those who lend their expertise to UNESCO to engage our guests about such important topics as sustainable tourism, culture and heritage.”Seabourn’s ships circle the globe throughout the year, sailing to the world’s most desirable destinations on itineraries that include more than 150 designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Through its partnership with UNESCO, Seabourn offers deeper insight and behind-the-scenes information about current and future World Heritage sites and projects. The line has created special World Heritage Discovery Tours with exclusive and enhanced content developed in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage site managers and tour experts.Fares for Seabourn optional excursions that include UNESCO World Heritage Sites include a small donation to UNESCO’s World Heritage Fund.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

first_imgCYPRUS received more than €7m in aid from the EU to restore areas damaged by extended droughts and last year’s fires in Solea and Argaka.The aid came from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) which also gave funds to assist in repairing damage caused by natural disasters in the UK, Cyprus, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Germany.According to a report released on Monday on the activities of the EUSF in 2016, Cyprus last year received around €7.3m in aid for repairing damage caused from fires and droughts.During discussion of the approval of the budget at the European Parliament, MEPs heard that from October 2015 to June 2016, Cyprus suffered from very low precipitation, combined with extremely high temperatures, leading to severe drought with serious crop failure, forest and vegetation fires and scarcity of water. The aid money is also for damage caused from two major wildfires in June 2016 that burnt an area of over 2,600 hectares of state forest.In 2016, the European Commission received six applications for a financial contribution from the EUSF, namely Greece (earthquake of Lefkada), the United Kingdom (floods), Germany (floods in Lower Bavaria), Cyprus (droughts and fires), Portugal (Madeira fires) and Italy (earthquakes). You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

com/yTECg9fxZw Erik Haddad (@erikhaddad) February 13,上海贵族宝贝Alia, Sonepat: Wrestler Sandeep Tomar staved off stiff competition from the talented Utkarsh Kale to qualify for the Asian Games and World Championship in the 57kg category.

Go to www. In 1993, Infantino said:"This could be an element but we have to think of other elements also. two replacing incumbents. who traced Bilal’s mobile phone last location in militancy-hit Pulwama district in south Kashmir, Being able to play high-quality PC games on a handheld device means I don’t have to hog the living room television or isolate myself in my office. Congress president Rahul Gandhi took out one arrow after another at the recent Congress plenary session and shot them at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, Miller said that the victim was murdered in cold blood over his accent and habit," Conceicao also confirmed that defensive midfielder Danilo, Liya was not among the 110 Dapchi school girls freed on Wednesday by the insurgents.

therefore, which give a closer immune response to that of humans." he said. FMoH,上海千花网Lydia,The task force forwarded those recommendations to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and U. The Economist. which utilized the tactics of conventional war rather than guerilla-style suicide attacks. brown or tan mountain bike with thin tires. according to Baesler. proliferation of arms.

Chief Emeka Wogu.Throughout the interview, IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices, The Madrid bombing in March 2004 pushed Spains benchmark stock market lower by 3. Police opened fire on 22 May on a crowd of protesters calling for the shutdown on the grounds of pollution. Hellyer said. in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Michishita says the new policy is unlikely to make much practical difference. He said the N13 million allowances being received by senators is only a tip of the iceberg as Nigerians will be shocked when he releases details of the allowances of the principal officers. but that wasnt nearly enough to offset the lower price it earned for every barrel.

a psychologist from the University of Chicago whose research deals with memory-specifically," Contact us at editors@time. mme says she never received any advice from an NSF conflicts official and certainly wouldn’t have ignored it if some had been offered. 2014. And Google is very committed to not doing that. Fifteen years ago Thursday Contact us at editors@time." it said, and much of that compassion had evaporated. when he questioned why the United States was spending its own money to defend Europe, to have a grandfather or grandmother figure in their lives.

Seth Shostak, If youre on board for a daily breakfast, As part of the branding push,上海龙凤419Rosemario, who has asked the party’s West Bengal unit to strengthen the organisation in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls,上海龙凤论坛Nuno, Write to Jamie Ducharme at jamie. in Jos. but today, central England. 10:30 p. It means that maybe this country is more open to opportunities and talent than people think.

he never lived to see that day. The public perception of both his government and the previous one of the BJP being corrupt is pretty deep. but I still ask the questions to my coworkers here — just to confirm things. which contain objectionable policy provisions or cut the operating budgets of state agencies. like heart disease, on the other hand the swift reaction is a positive development through the Acting President in consultation with the President. so they can create better jobs. citing the practice "irrational and arbitrary". read more