BSF officer, wife declared ‘foreigners’ in Assam

first_imgAn assistant sub-inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) and his wife have been declared “foreigners” by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in eastern Assam’s Jorhat town.The tribunal declared Muzibur Rahman and his wife as non-Indians in an ex parte or one-sided judgement in July.The citizenship of the officer’s parents and his siblings are, however, not in doubt. The family is based in Golaghat district’s Udaypur-Mikirpatty close to the Assam-Nagaland border.Mr. Rahman, currently posted in Punjab, came to know of the judgement against him when he came home on leave in July last week.He said the Assam police’s border wing had relied on a ‘drunkard’s account’ to submit a report to the tribunal against him.The border wing, established in 1962 to initially prevent infiltration of Pakistanis, is tasked with detection and deportation of foreigners. Currently, 100 Foreigners’ Tribunals decide the fate of such “foreigners” referred by this wing.“We have land documents of 1923. It is a pity that a genuine Indian citizen has been made a foreigner on the basis of a drunkard’s feedback. My family did not receive the tribunal’s notice. The chief of our village also did not inform me when I was away on duty,” Mr. Rahman said, adding that he had approached the Gauhati High Court.In June, the court gave bail to retired soldier Mohammed Sanaullah who, was on May 28, was declared a foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Guwahati. He had spent more than a week in a detention camp in western Assam’s Goalpara.last_img read more

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Man City a ‘big problem’ – Conte

first_imgChelsea Manchester City a ‘big problem’ for Premier League title hopefuls, acknowledges Conte Peter Hanson Last updated 2 years ago 23:15 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Manchester City celebrate Getty Images Chelsea Manchester City Premier League Antonio Conte Chelsea v Manchester United Manchester United The Blues are nine points behind Pep Guardiola’s City, and the Italian believes the current league leaders will be difficult to stop this season Manchester City’s incredible Premier League form is proving a “big problem” for the leaders’ title rivals, says Antonio Conte.Last season, Chelsea swept aside all comers en route to a second title in three seasons, but this term find themselves nine points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s swashbuckling side.Chelsea 18/1 for PL title 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 City have dropped just two points from their opening 10 matches and nearest rivals Manchester United are five off the pace.This weekend sees Chelsea entertain United at Stamford Bridge, and asked if it was a game his side cannot lose, Conte believes there is a bigger issue at play. “But I think that, now, there is a big problem for all the teams that want to fight for the title, and this big problem is Manchester City,” he told a media conference.”Because, if Manchester City continue in this way, I think this is the big problem for all the teams who are thinking about fighting for the title. “If they continue in this way, it will be very difficult to fight for the title. But, for sure, we have to try to do our best in every game. I think that, until now, we deserve to have this [number of] points.”Conte says there is a big problem for all the teams that want to fight for the title – and that problem is Manchester City.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 3, 2017 Asked if City can maintain their level over a full season, Conte added: “I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t know. “Until now, though, they are having a fantastic path. A fantastic path. If they continue in this way, it will be very difficult for all the teams to try and fight for the title until the end.”Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by City at Stamford Bridge in September to crank up the pressure against United, but Conte says his players must embrace the challenge of facing the league’s elite.”I think when you play against Manchester United, City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham… I think it’s always a big game,” he said.”I think this type of game must excite the players, to play in a fantastic atmosphere, to play and to know that a lot of people will watch the game in the whole world. Yes. I think it’s a really big game.”With Chelsea off the pace in the title race and having been humbled 3-0 by Roma in the Champions League midweek, Conte has had to fend off questions over his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.He added: “Honestly, I feel always the same pressure. The same pressure. Because, before the game, I feel the pressure to win. In every game. Last season it was the same. “When you stay on top of the table you feel the pressure to win because you want to stay on top of the table.”I feel always the same pressure. This is very important. Above all for me because I’m a passionate man with a great enthusiasm. I need to feel this type of pressure.”I like the pressure. I was born with the pressure.”last_img read more

U°THERMIC Coldscreen: Layer Up with Lotion

first_imgYou don’t have to worry about staying warm on the slopes or while engaged in any type of outdoor adventure. Just apply a liberal dose of U°THERMIC‘s coldscreen lotion. It’s designed to keep you warmed for up to four hours. This means you can stay on the slopes, hiking trail or engaged in other outdoor adventures longer instead of cutting your time short to heat up indoors. And you don’t have to be a winter sports enthusiast to use it. You might want to be warmer while sitting in a stadium watching others play sports and it works just as well in that situation.Two brothers from New Zealand—Ryan and Alex Tattle—founded U°THERMIC a couple years ago and launched a Indiegogo campaign for their revolutionary Coldscreen. They surpassed their goal of $40,000 with more than 400 backers. Coldscreen looks and feels like a regular moisturizer to keep your skin from getting too dry in the winter chill, but there’s an added bonus. This lotion creates a thin barrier that helps retain the body’s naturally generated heat. It begins working in five to 15 minutes and lasts up to four hours. It’s important to know, however, that they recommend usage on body only—keep it away from your face, especially around your eyes.This product contains 98% natural ingredients, is cruelty and fragrance free, backed by strict clinical trials and approved for all skin types.Coldscreen does not prevent or cure frostbite or hyperthermia, but it does allow users to stay warmer for longer when they’re in the cold.The Tattle brothers look like twins, but they actually have two years between their ages. They grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and now make their home in Colorado.You can buy a 2 x sample for just a buck on their website. A travel size sells for $22.99 and there are combo packs as well. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Editors’ Recommendations How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep last_img read more

Four More Public Entities to Benefit from EECP

first_imgStory Highlights Energy efficient air-conditioning solutions will be installed at the Post and Telecommunications Department’s head office in Kingston, as well as three locations of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) – the Mobile Reserve Unit, National Police College and the May Pen Divisional Headquarters. Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says four more public entities are to benefit from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) interventions, in the 2019/2020 fiscal year.Energy efficient air-conditioning solutions will be installed at the Post and Telecommunications Department’s head office in Kingston, as well as three locations of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) – the Mobile Reserve Unit, National Police College and the May Pen Divisional Headquarters.The Minister made the announcement during the PCJ/Government of Jamaica Energy Champion Competition 2018 awards and recognition ceremony, held on Wednesday (March 20), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Mrs. Williams pointed out that the projected cumulative spend is close to $250 million.“Upon the completion of these interventions, electricity usage for air conditioning is projected to be reduced by 34 per cent at the Post and Telecommunications Department and by 40 per cent at the JCF’s facilities,” she said.The Minister said at present, much of Jamaica’s energy is supplied by external sources, and this puts significant pressure on national resources, as the energy spend can get as high as US$2 billion annually.“While several of the Government’s strategies to transform the country’s energy landscape are medium-term prospects, our immediate measures to cut our national energy bill is through the implementation of intervention projects like this, which is aimed at curtailing energy usage within the public sector,” she said.The PCJ, through the EECP, is promoting and implementing practical cost-saving measures within the public sector.Since the commencement of the EECP programme in 2011, some 80,000 square feet of heat-reducing film have been installed at 37 public-sector facilities.Additionally, 200,000 square feet of cool-roof solution have been applied at 11 government buildings, and 25 public facilities have been equipped with new energy-efficient air-conditioning systems.“As a result of these interventions, CO2 emissions have been reduced by 5,800 tonnes, which is the equivalent of removing 1,260 cars from our roads,” Mrs. Williams noted.National oil consumption has been reduced by 3,500 barrels, helping the Government to save approximately US$2.2 million.The EECP has exposed over 300 employees from more than 48 entities to energy efficiency training, with the aim of encouraging efficient and sustainable energy use through conservation measures and behaviour change. The Minister made the announcement during the PCJ/Government of Jamaica Energy Champion Competition 2018 awards and recognition ceremony, held on Wednesday (March 20), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says four more public entities are to benefit from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP) interventions, in the 2019/2020 fiscal year.last_img read more

Government Forges Closer Collaboration With Engineers

first_img Engineers are central to the planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure networks. Engineers can provide the government with advice on the research, information and funding needs. Formal linkages between engineers, scientists and other key stakeholders would promote the sharing of up-to-date information. The Government is seeking closer collaboration with the island’s engineers as it seeks to develop sound implementation strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation.Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill,said engineers have a key role to play in assisting the country to adapt to climate change and the Government would welcome the technical expertise that they provide in this area.“Engineers can provide the government with advice on the research, information and funding needs that (it) requires to safeguard our infrastructure and communities that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change,” the Minister said.He was addressing the opening of the Jamaica Institution of Engineer (JIE) three-day conference at the Knutsford Court hotel in Kingston on September 24.The Minister noted that engineers are central to the planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure networks which support economic activity and protect human health and welfare, and with climate change, major changes to the layout and use of these networks will therefore be required.“This will ensure sufficient resilience to cope with foreseeable climate change impacts including an evaluation of the physical vulnerability of civil infrastructure such as road networks, water and sewerage systems and the energy grid,” he said.The Minister further noted that the creation of formal linkages between engineers, scientists and other key stakeholders which would promote the sharing of up-to-date information on best adaptive practices and regional climate datasets, could also provide input to government for setting research, legislative and expenditure priorities to support its climate change efforts.“Regular and meaningful consultation between the engineering profession and the government on climate change policy is also required and I firmly believe that opportunities must be provided for professional engineers to acquire and upgrade their skills regarding new techniques and practices required to adapt to climate change,” he said.Minister Pickersgill further challenged engineers to seize the opportunities climate change presents to develop new, innovative infrastructure systems and services.“Adaptation to climate change provides opportunities in the new green economy. New opportunities in engineering design and manufacturing will come from the development of low carbon renewable energy technologies including hydro, wind and solar; as will the building of resilience into existing infrastructure and designing new systems that are robust and efficient,” he said.Themed: ‘Engineers Embracing Change’, the event was held as part of activities to mark Engineers’ Week which is being observed from September 22 to 29. Topics being discussed during the conference include the national building code; energy utilisation technology; climate change adaptation; construction and innovative design; manufacturing and industrial engineering; and risk management and disaster reduction. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Siem Offshore Enters Charter Contract for PSV Siem Sasha

first_imgzoom Siem Offshore and Marine Platforms Limited have entered into a contract for the PSV “Siem Sasha” for operations offshore Nigeria.The charter contract will commence in December 2013 and is for a firm period of 1 year. The charterer has an option to extend the charter contract by 1 year. The contract is made on market terms.The Siem Sasha is designed to carry out regular supply functions and cargo transport for the oil industry as well as Standby functions. The vessel is designed with a well deck for maximum protection for cargo and crew.Siem Offshore, November 14, 2013last_img read more

Expansion du programme de prématernelle

first_imgDes centaines de familles supplémentaires à l’échelle de la province auront accès au programme de prématernelle en septembre grâce à l’expansion du programme dans 56 nouvelles écoles. Il s’agit de la troisième année d’une période d’introduction de quatre ans, et cette dernière expansion signifie que 201 écoles au total offriront le programme en Nouvelle-Écosse. L’expansion permettra de créer 84 nouvelles classes et, selon les données d’inscription à la prématernelle, il est prévu qu’environ 1400 enfants de quatre ans auront accès au programme. « L’accès aux possibilités d’apprentissage précoce pendant l’année qui précède l’inscription à l’école permet d’appuyer la réussite des élèves tout au long de leur vie, affirme Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Il s’agit d’un programme que les familles souhaitent accueillir dans leurs collectivités, et dans une année seulement, nous serons en mesure d’offrir à tous les enfants de quatre ans de la province l’occasion d’y participer. » Le gouvernement investira environ 10,2 millions de dollars cette année dans l’expansion du programme, élevant l’investissement annuel total à 34,2 millions de dollars. Cette année, plus de 3000 élèves sont inscrits au programme de prématernelle. La mise en oeuvre du programme de prématernelle au sein du Conseil scolaire acadien et du Centre régional pour l’éducation Strait est déjà terminée. Le programme sera entièrement établi dans les centres régionaux pour l’éducation Tri-County et South Shore cet automne. Le fils de Lisa Conway, Hunter, était l’un des premiers enfants à participer au programme de prématernelle de l’école élémentaire Rockingstone Heights de Spryfield en 2017. Lisa affirme que le programme a préparé son enfant à l’école en l’aidant à socialiser avec d’autres enfants de son âge. « Depuis qu’il a terminé la prématernelle, je remarque que son vocabulaire s’est grandement amélioré, souligne Mme Conway. Je recommande le programme à d’autres familles, car il aide les enfants à socialiser et apprendre à coopérer les uns avec les autres à un jeune âge. » L’expansion du programme de prématernelle permettra aux familles d’économiser des milliers de dollars en frais de garde d’enfants et créera davantage de possibilités d’emploi pour les éducateurs et éducatrices de la petite enfance en Nouvelle-Écosse. Environ 224 éducateurs et éducatrices de la petite enfance supplémentaires seront nécessaires pour appuyer les nouvelles classes. En tout, plus de 400 éducateurs et éducatrices de la petite enfance feront partie du programme au cours de la prochaine année. Les familles qui habitent près d’une communauté scolaire où le programme de prématernelle est offert et qui souhaitent inscrire leur enfant au programme peuvent communiquer avec le Conseil scolaire acadien provincial ou avec leur centre régional pour l’éducation. Pour consulter la liste complète des nouveaux emplacements du programme de prématernelle et obtenir des renseignements supplémentaires, consultez le http://www.ednet.ns.ca/fr/programme-de-prematernelle .last_img read more

Two winning tickets for Saturday nights 5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

first_imgTORONTO — Two winning tickets were sold — one in British Columbia and the other in the Prairies — for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.Each ticket is worth $2.5 million.Meanwhile, the draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Quebec.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on April 10 will once again be approximately $5 million.The Canadian Presslast_img

Jane Goodall Reflects On 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Bombings

first_imgLast week marked the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall reflected on the event that effectively ended World War II, and the lasting effects it has had on society today.“It is desperately important that we remember our human crimes during this, the 70th anniversary of these bombings,” she wrote. “That we reflect with sadness, and feel shame for the suffering that was inflicted on hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. That we make a vow to do anything we can to prevent such a horror from ever happening again, and that we educate the young so that they understand why this is so important.“We should think also of those who were injured, exposed to radiation, affected by cancers as a result of all the tests that were carried out to develop these weapons, especially those tests that took place on the Marshall Islands.Let us be joined, in our prayers and thoughts, as we urge the leaders of all nations to pledge that they will never, in any circumstance, authorise the deployment of nuclear bombs.”To read Jane Goodall’s full post, visit JaneGoodall.org.last_img read more

Former vicepresident Al Gores antipipeline tweet irritates Alberta premier

first_imgCALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is shrugging off a tweet by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore that slams Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and calls the province’s oilsands dirty.Remarks like that are having an ever-shrinking impact, Notley said.“When those kinds of comments are made and they clearly demonstrate a lack of understanding about the overall issue and all the facts, I just think it’s starting to fall on a larger and larger number of deaf ears,” Notley said Friday at the grand opening of a new maternity unit at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary.Gore tweeted Thursday that he stands with B.C. Premier John Horgan, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and all Canadians — including First Nations — opposed to the project.“The Kinder Morgan pipeline carrying dirty tarsands oil would be a step backward in our efforts to solve the climate crisis,” he wrote, along with the #stopKM hashtag.Tarsands is a term favoured by industry opponents.Notley said public opinion polls are showing growing support for the $7.4-billion project, which would triple the amount of crude shipped from the Edmonton area to B.C.’s lower mainland along an existing pipeline route.“We’re also seeing… previously less vocal people come forward now, saying ‘No no, this is good. We do need to stand up for this. We do need to make our voices heard.’”Opposition United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney called Gore’s remark “an inconvenient lie from a jet-setting millionaire.”“While the USA & OPEC countries ship more oil, this hypocrite who owns multiple mansions & flies private jets wants to landlock Canadian oil,” Kenney tweeted Thursday. “Canadians have had enough of your campaign of double standards & defamation.”Notley reiterated Friday that she’s confident talks aimed at getting construction of the pipeline expansion back on track will be successful before a May 31 deadline.Alberta and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government are in discussions with the company to strike a joint financial arrangement to ensure the project gets built. Trudeau’s government approved expansion of the Trans Mountain line in 2016, but the B.C. government has been fighting it.Last month, Kinder Morgan stopped all non-essential spending on the project and said it wants assurances by the end of this month that the expansion can proceed.(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

Top UN rights body adopts resolutions on DPR of Korea Turkmenistan and

Heading into the final week of its annual session, the UN’s top human rights body yesterday rejected a European Union-backed motion condemning persistent restrictions on civil liberties and continuing human rights violations in the Sudan. Defeating the resolution by a vote of 26 against to 24 in favour, with three abstentions, the Commission effectively closed out the mandate of its Special Rapporteur on the situation in the Sudan, which would have been extended by one year had the text been approved.Following the vote, some of the Commission’s member States said the draft resolution did not sufficiently credit the Sudanese Government for well-intentioned efforts and progress achieved in the field of human rights. A representative of Sudan said seven agreements recently had been concluded between the Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), which had settled almost 90 per cent of the issues between them. It appeared the sponsors of the text insisted on “completely neglecting” that tremendous effort and the significant progress achieved towards peace and development in the county. In other action, the Commission expressed deep concern at the “precarious” human rights situation in the DPRK, characterized by “widespread” abuses, such as torture and public executions, as well as “all-pervasive and severe” restrictions on freedom of thought and expression. Although the Commission approved the resolution by a vote of 28 in favour to 10 against, with 14 abstentions, several members called the text “selective,” with “exaggerated” language counterproductive to improving the overall situation in DPRK. The Commission also condemned Turkmenistan’s rights record, passing a resolution accusing it of torture and other abuses following an attempt on the president’s life last year. Voting 23 to 14 – with 16 abstentions – the Commission approved an EU-backed text that accused the Central Asian state of arbitrary detentions and arrests, harassment and forced displacement, as well as persistent “repression of all political opposition activities.” After the vote, several members said Turkmenistan had fallen victim to the Commission’s practice of targeting certain developing countries for violations while offering no positive strategies on the way forward. The resolution on Myanmar was approved without a vote, with the Commission welcoming the freedom of movement within the country enjoyed by the leader of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and citing several other instances of progress. It did, however, call on the Government to fulfil its obligations to restore the judicial independence and due process of law, and to take further steps to reform the system of administration of justice. A representative of Myanmar called the text biased and “fundamentally flawed,” stressing that efforts by the country’s delegation to make the draft more constructive and less accusatory had not been accepted.By a roll-call vote on a motion proposed by South Africa on behalf of the African Group, the Commission decided, by a ballot of 28 in favour to 24 against, with 1 abstention, not to take action on a draft resolution on the situation of human rights in Zimbabwe. Under the text, it would have expressed deep concern at continuing violations of human rights by the Government of Zimbabwe and would have decided to request the Special Rapporteurs on torture, and on summary or arbitrary executions, among others, to consider carrying out missions to examine alleged human rights violations. read more

Greek college student gets uni scholarship

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram St George College student, and 2012 and 2010 Dux of the College, Alexandra Papanikolaou, has been awarded the University of Adelaide Principals’ Scholarship in 2013 as she embarks on her double degree in law and health science at university this year. The 17-year-old student had no idea she had been nominated by her principal Dr George Panagopoulos; and a fortnight after finding out she was nominated she was told she was the recipient of the award. She says the $5000 scholarship will help her with the financial side of university such as fees and books. Papanikolaou has been a student of St George College all her life and says attending a Greek Orthodox College has given her an added feel of community, and sense of belonging which made it helpful for her to achieve her scholastic goals. But also thanks her family, especially her yiayia. “Yiayia also helped a lot, we would go to her house after school and she would cook for us, and sustain us, and support us a lot, and my mum would sacrifice a lot of her time just so she could stay home and keep me company while I was studying,” she said adding all her family and friends supported the student along the way. A believer in hard work, Papanikolaou’s advice to younger students is to “try as hard as you possibly can, and stay dedicated” and always study and concentrate in class. “The reward in the end is one of the best feelings you could describe in your short teenage life,” she says.last_img read more

Rebetika at The Retreat returns

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Rebetika is often called the Greek blues since, like the blues, it grew out of an urban subculture and reflected the harsh realities of an oppressed subculture’s lifestyle. Stories of love, loss, drugs, and refugees are told through the rebetika songs, which convey a storm of emotion.Join Achilles Yiangoulli, Nick Koutsaliotis, Con Kalamaras and Illias Chatziemmanouil every fortnight at The Retreat Hotel (280 Sydney Road) in Brunswick, and experience the unique Greek blues.The live performances will take place every second Friday from 9.00pm until midnight.For more information visit the event’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/events/343545259187832/last_img read more

DNA Test Identifies Mysterious Midwestern Mammal

first_img The hunt for Bigfoot continues after a large wooly animal shot and killed last month in Montana was identified.DNA from the creature—shot legally by a rancher near Denton, Mont.—was tested by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service forensic lab against thousands of samples from wolves, coyotes, and dogs.“The conclusion was clear,” according to Montana’s Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) division. “This animal is a gray wolf from the Northern Rocky Mountains.”As reported in May, the canid came within several hundred yards of the unnamed rancher’s livestock when it was shot dead.Originally assumed to be a wolf, the mysterious mutt garnered interest among wildlife officials and the public; social media was quick to pronounce the animal as everything from a hybrid dog to the mythical Stark direwolves.Rather than blindly guess (or take the people’s word for it), FWP sent the carcass off to have tissue samples collected and analyzed. Less than a month later, the lab’s results are in.Close-up of its paw (via Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks)The gray wolf (Canis lupus)—also known as the timber wolf and western wolf—is the largest surviving member of its family; it is distinguished from other species by its larger size and less pointed features, specifically on the ears and muzzle.Which might explain some of the initial confusion about the animal, based on its condition and photos showing short legs and big ears.Physical variations aren’t unusual for animals, according to Mary Curtis, geneticist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.“Within species there can be variability that’s not surprising at all,” she said in a statement published by FWP.The wolf was a non-lactating female, which means she didn’t have a litter of pups. (So at least there’s not a pack of furry little cubs missing their mom.) Estimated between two and three years old, she measured 45 inches from tip of the nose to the rump, and weighed 84.5 lbs.Wolves are no stranger to Montana: Population estimates suggest there are some 900 wolves in the state, which continues to exceed its wolf recovery goals.Property owners in Montana have legal authority to shoot wolves they feel may be a threat to their livestock.For more on DNA testing visit our sister site PCMag for their complete round-up and recommendations.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target We Now Know the DNA of GuacamoleDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later last_img read more

Geek Daily Deals 100 off Newest Apple iPad 5999 Jaybird X3 Wireless

first_imgSome Best Buy Black Friday Deals Go Live TodayBest Buy’s Black Friday preview ad just launched, and much like last year, the vendor has decided to push some of their deals live early. Below are the best ones:WD EasyStore 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $79.99WD EasyStore 10TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $179.99SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB Micro SDXC Card for $19.99SanDisk Ultra 512GB Solid State Drive for $69.99Logitech Orion Spectrum G910 Mechanical RGB Keyboard for $89.99 Panasonic Arc5 Men’s Electric Razor for $99.99This is the lowest price I’ve seen for Panasonic’s best shaver.Get it from Amazon for $99.99 Jabra Elite 65t Alexa Enabled True Wireless Earbuds for $119.99This is a Black Friday deal that has gone live early and normally sells for $170. These are Jabra’s equivalent to the diminutive Apple AirPods. It is completely wire-free, works flawlessly with Android phones, and has a charging case that extends use from 5 hours to 15 hours.Get it on Amazon for $119.99 $100 off Latest Generation Apple iPad 128GB, Now $329.99This is a Black Friday deal that has gone live early. Take $100 off the latest generation Apple iPad with Apple Pencil support, and get free 2-day shipping. You probably won’t find a better price than this on Black Friday.Get it at Walmart for $329.99 with Free 2-Day ShippingApple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB (Newest Gen) for $274.99 Jaybird X3 In-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headphones for $59.99This is a Black Friday deal that has gone live early and is by far the lowest price ever. The Jaybirds are considered sports headphones because (1) the in-ear earbuds and ear hugging fins provide a secure fit and (2) the rugged construction and hyrophobic nanocoating keep it safe from the rigors of your workout. They can last up to 8 hours, and a quick 15-minute charge will give you an additional hour of playtime.Get it at Best Buy for $59.99last_img read more

TCI under Hurricane Warning

first_img Related Items:matthew bearing down on jamaica and hispaniola, residents need to get ready for storm, tci under hurricane warning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 3, 2016 – The Turks and Caicos is under Hurricane Warning as slow moving, powerful, category four hurricane Matthew makes his way north now bringing daunting reports for regional countries like Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas and the TCI.   Matthew’s winds are decreased this morning, at 130mph and forward speed is up a notch at 6mph – still he remains at Cat4 storm.Updates continue from the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies and led to a rush to grocery stores yesterday to fill up on food supplies; we should be getting enough for three days at least.  Notices went out that sand bags are available at the TCI Red Cross and District Commissioners offices and with the help of the DECR, can be filled up with beach sand.Two government sponsored flights from Jamaica brought students studying in JA home, only three, including Olympian Delano Williams opted not to journey back on the interCaribbean Airways flights this past Saturday.The eastern quadrant of category four Hurricane Matthew is where the rain is and countries like Haiti are forecast to get as much as 40 inches of rain; it is forecast that the TCI will get 8 inches of rain. Another forecast says, the Turks and Caicos could see a 6-8 foot storm surge.  Effects of the storm are forecast to impact the Turks and Caicos by late Tuesday.  Later this morning, DDME Director, Dr Virginia Clerveaux will bring Magnetic Media and all media up to speed on what is happening as it relates to shelters, schools, flood plans and more.last_img read more

San Diego Air Space Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 9 landing

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Air & Space Museum will kick off its yearlong 50 Years of Apollo celebration today with an event commemorating the Apollo 9 spacecraft’s splashdown landing.Apollo 9 was the first of four Apollo flights in 1969, including the Apollo 11 mission that touched down on the moon in July of that year. The mission was the country’s third manned spaceflight during the Apollo program, lasting 10 days in low Earth orbit.According to the Air & Space Museum, Cmdr. James McDivitt and pilots David Scott and Rusty Schweickart — Apollo 9’s three crew members — and flight directors Gerry Griffin and Gene Kranz are expected to attend the event.“Anyone and everyone who remembers NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo legacy space programs will want to be here for this incredible evening commemorating one of America’s finest achievements,” said museum President and CEO Jim Kidrick. March 13, 2019 Updated: 9:11 PM San Diego Air & Space Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 9 landing KUSI Newsroom, center_img Posted: March 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Several dead in US attack on Syria Local governor

first_imgIn this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. AFPThe US military strike on a Syrian airbase has caused several deaths, said the governor of Homs province where the Shayrat base is located.”There are martyrs, but we don’t yet know the number either of martyrs or of wounded,” Talal Barazi told AFP by telephone.last_img