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Jabariya Jodi release postponed again

first_imgMumbai: Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra-starrer upcoming film Jabariya Jodi has been rescheduled for release on August 2. The film, which was earlier supposed to hit the screens on May 17, was later postponed to July 12, the release date of much-awaited Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30. Announcing the new release date of Jabariya Jodi, producer Ekta Kapoor took to Instagram and wrote: “Zabardasti release date change karwaya (was forced to change the release date). I did not want release between two eclipses. So when too many releases came on that day, we moved to August 2. See you at theatres.” Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’Sidharth also shared the new release date. “The surprise wedding of the year set to arrive on August 2,” he posted on his Twitter account recently. Directed by Prashant Singh, Jabariya Jodi is based on the real issue of ‘Pakadwa Vivah’ (forced marriage), which was once rampant in Bihar. “I think I haven’t played this kind of role earlier in my career and for Parineeti Chopra also, it’s a different world and different role,” Sidharth had said earlier.last_img read more

Man Utd held by Wolves after Pogbas penalty woe

first_imgWolverhampton (United Kingdom): Manchester United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Wolves after Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Rui Patricio at Molineux. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took the lead through Anthony Martial’s second Premier League goal of the season in the first half. Ruben Neves hit a brilliant equaliser for Wolves after the interval before France star Pogba was denied by Patricio. It was a curious decision for Pogba to take the spot-kick as Marcus Rashford had scored a penalty in last weekend’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea and also memorably netted the Champions League last-16 winner from the spot against Paris Saint Germain last term. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Pogba has now missed four Premier League penalties since the start of last season. United would have gone top of the table with a win, but instead they were left to reflect on an inconsistent performance that underlined why Solskjaer still has a lot of work to do to turn his team into title contenders. While there were moments of promise in attack and defence, United didn’t take their chances and crumbled too easily when they came under pressure in their second game of the season. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later At an average of 24 years and 173 days, Solskjaer had picked United’s youngest Premier League starting line-up since the final day of the 2016-17 campaign. Daniel James made his maiden start for United after the close-season signing from Swansea scored his first goal as a substitute against Chelsea. There was no place in the matchday squad for Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, who has been linked with Inter Milan. Solskjaer has described James as United’s ‘x-factor’, but the 21-year-old didn’t win any friends when he was booked for diving in a failed attempt to win a free-kick from referee Jon Moss. United threatened for the first time when another of their young guns Rashford spun past Ryan Bennett on the left side of the Wolves area and crossed towards Martial, who did not make enough contact as the ball flashed past him. It was a warning Wolves failed to heed as United took the lead with an incisive raid in the 27th minute. – Revitalised Wolves – ====================== Breaking inside from left, Luke Shaw found Jesse Lingard who moved the ball onto Rashford. Rashford slipped a perfectly-weighted pass to Martial in the Wolves area and the French forward blasted a superb strike into the roof of the net without breaking stride. Solskjaer had called for Martial to be more clinical and, his message received loud and clear, the Norwegian clapped approvingly on the touchline. Martial’s goal took him to 50 for United in all competitions since his move from Monaco in 2015. Martial should have doubled United’s lead on the stroke of half-time when he pounced on Bennett’s misplaced pass and eased past Willy Boly, only to tread on the ball when he seemed certain to score. Well marshalled by Harry Maguire, United denied Wolves a single shot on target in the first half. But Wolves were revitalised after the interval by the introduction of the speedy Adama Traore. Suddenly, Maguire and company did not look so solid and Raul Jimenez glanced a free-kick against the far post with United keeper David De Gea rooted. Wolves’ pressure paid off in the 55th minute when a short corner was worked to Neves on the edge of the area and the Portugal midfielder curled a sublime strike into the top corner. Neves’s eye-catching effort survived a VAR review for offside in the build-up and he celebrated his 10th goal from outside the area since joining Wolves. United had a golden chance to reclaim the lead when Martial found Pogba in the Wolves area and the France midfielder was clipped by Conor Coady. Pogba and Rashford appeared to discuss who should take the spot-kick. Whoever made the final call, it proved a bad move as Pogba’s powerful drive was superbly pushed away by Patricio.last_img read more

Dumper truck mows down couple in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: A 64-year-old motor mechanic and his wife were mowed down on Monday by a dumper truck in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangir Puri, police said. The deceased were identified as Hukum Chand and Beena Devi (55), residents of Karan Vihar in Kirari, the police said.The incident took place at around 6 am when Chand, his wife and their two children were returning Delhi from Himachal Pradesh, according to police. “They got off the bus at a prepaid booth counter near the Outer Ring Road. When they were crossing the road, a dumper truck bearing a Haryana registration number hit them,” said Vijayanta Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDevi died on the spot and Hukam Chand succumbed to his injuries in the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital. The truck driver fled the spot, leaving the vehicle behind, the officer said. A case under section 279 (rash driving) and 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Jahangir Puri police station, police said. Chand was a motor mechanic and Devi was a housewife. “We went to Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh and were returning to home along with my sister. We got down from the Haryana Roadways bus near prepaid booth. My parents were following me when I was crossing the road. Meanwhile, a speeding truck came there and fled after mowing them down,” said Rakesh Kumar (33), the elder son of Chand. The couple is survived by five children — two sons and three daughters. “The auto drivers, who were present in the area helped us. They made the truck driver to stop his vehicle and also took my parents to the hospital. My two sisters live in Delhi and one in Himachal,” Kumar, who works in a bank, added.last_img read more

Greyhound exit leaves gap for homeless domestic violence shelters

first_imgCALGARY – Organizations that help the homeless and those fleeing domestic violence say they have lost a vital resource with Greyhound’s exit from the West —and they’re not sure how well a patchwork of alternatives will be able to fill the gap.Awo Taan Healing Lodge, a 32-bed emergency shelter for women and children in Calgary, has relied heavily on the bus company over the years, said executive director Josie Nepinak.Many of the lodge’s clients come from rural areas and often public transportation is the only safe option, she said.“They could perhaps be pushed into more vulnerable kinds of situations where they might hitchhike — and I have seen that happen — therefore putting them at greater risk, not only of violence, but potentially homicide as well.”Greyhound wound down all but one of its routes in Western Canada and northern Ontario on Wednesday. Only a U.S.-run route from Seattle to Vancouver remains.Several regional companies have come forward to offer bus services and have taken over 87 per cent of the abandoned Greyhound routes, Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said this week.Garneau said Ottawa will work with the provinces to come up with alternatives to service the remaining routes. As well, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said her department will subsidize bus services to remote Indigenous communities where needed.Nepinak said it’s good new companies are stepping in to handle Greyhound’s old routes, but she admits she’s not familiar yet with what’s out there.She said staff at her organization, and others like it, work flat out, and Greyhound’s exit makes their jobs more difficult.“There needs to be a central place in order to find that information and many of us are so busy.”There is no emergency homeless shelter in Revelstoke, B.C., a picturesque mountain community just off the Trans-Canada Highway.Cathy Girling, who does homeless outreach for Community Connections in Revelstoke, said her group would sometimes purchase Greyhound tickets for people to get to larger B.C. centres for a place to sleep.“I’m not sure where we’re going from here,” she said. “We’re taking it as it goes and seeing what happens.”Revelstoke is now served by Regina-based Rider Express, which has stops along the Trans-Canada between Vancouver and Calgary. The westbound bus stops once daily in Revelstoke at 1 p.m. The eastbound bus comes at 3:25 a.m.There is no bus connection from Revelstoke south to population centres in the Okanagan Valley such as Vernon or Kelowna.“We’re a small community that is already quite isolated,” said Girling. “It adds to our isolation.”In Brandon, Man., Greyhound helped connect people in need with their support networks — whether they be friends, families or social services, said John Jackson, executive director of Samaritan House Ministries.“In Manitoba … the geographical distances between towns and cities is so vast,” he said.“Multiple times we have made arrangements to purchase clients’ bus tickets using Greyhound’s services. The fact that that has gone away is going to leave a very big gap.”Jackson said it’s too soon to tell how helpful alternative bus services will be.“The concern is you need a company that has good infrastructure and is reputable and is going to provide a reliable service.”last_img read more

Israeli PM Considers Okaying Shooting Palestinian Stone-Throwers

Rabat – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could give the green light to Israeli Police and the IDF to use live fire on young Palestinians who throw stones and Molotov cocktails.A report by Times of Israel said Netanyahu is considering sharper measures against Palestinian protesters throwing stones and firebombs.This includes allowing more use of live ammunition and creating legislation that would impose minimum sentences on youth convicted of such actions. On Wednesday, Netanyahu called emergency security meeting with several Cabinet Ministers and Security Chiefs to discuss the increase of stone-throwing in Jerusalem and on a highway in the occupied West Bank.“We cannot accept a situation in which stones and firebombs are thrown along a main route to – and within – Jerusalem. The policy is zero tolerance for stone-throwing and zero tolerance for terrorism,” Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement released by his office.Netanyahu ordered to raise the number of police along Road 443, connecting the capital city of Tel Aviv with the city of Modi’in, as well as in the cities of Judea and Samaria. He also called to enhance intelligence-gathering methods and observation posts in the area.The Prime Minister also ordered his security officials to consider changing the rules governing the intervention of soldiers to fire at young Palestinian stone-throwers.“Since the legal system is finding it difficult to deal with stone-throwing by minors, changing open-fire orders regarding the throwing of stones and firebombs will be examined, as will be the imposition – by law – of minimum sentences for those who throw stones and firebombs,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.Palestinians have criticized the potential new policy, labeling it a ‘criminal policy’.The Guardian quoted Wasel Abu Youssef, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee saying, “This rightist Israeli fanatic government is pursuing its criminal policy to kill Palestinians. ““The new regulations would mean more escalation, killings and crimes against our people,” he added.The Israeli Human Rights group B’Tselem lists 12 Palestinian minors who were shot and killed by Israeli forces during protests and clashes in the West Bank in 2014.According to B’Tselem, in at least four of those incidents, Israel said the youngsters had been throwing stones or petrol bombs.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

UNbacked experts propose ban in trading in endangered bluefin tuna

14 December 2009Trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna would be banned and trade in certain types of shark controlled if the recommendations of a United Nations-backed group of independent experts are accepted by the parties to an international treaty on endangered species. The proposals by the advisory panel of experts convened by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will be submitted to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at its 15th Conference in Doha, Qatar, in March.Following a six-day review, a majority of the 22 experts from 15 countries agreed that the available evidence supported the proposed listing of Atlantic bluefin tuna under CITES Appendix I, which calls for an outright ban on trade, although they failed to reach a consensus.There was a consensus, however, that available evidence supported including Atlantic bluefin tuna on Appendix II, which entails controlled trading. The experts also determined that sufficient evidence existed to warrant placing the oceanic whitetip shark, Porbeagle, and Scalloped hammerhead shark on Appendix II. CITES was established to protect wild species whose status is being directly affected by international trade, but it is not designed to protect species endangered for other reasons.The panel was convened to evaluate submitted by various CITES parties and give independent and impartial recommendations based on the experts’ knowledge and on the scientific evidence presented in each proposal. This follows a formal process through which FAO channels advice from external fishery scientists to CITES. read more

Some Ontario driver and vehicle fees rise today

Some driver and vehicle fees are going up today in Ontario, including those for road and written tests.The Ford government quietly posted a proposal earlier this month to increase driver, vehicle, and carrier fees by two percent across the board starting July 1.Transportation minister Caroline Mulroney has announced that while some fees will raise by two percent, others won’t increase by that amount until July 1 of 2020. Following that increase, fees will rise by two percent every year for four years.Fees that will rise next year include driver’s licence renewals and applications, and vehicle plates, permits and validations.News of the fee increases comes less than a year after the government froze driver and vehicle fees in Ontario. read more

Trade not just aid essential for development speakers tell Assembly

The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Navinchandra Ramgoolam, said assisting developing countries through increased official development assistance (ODA) is only a palliative, not a remedy. “Aid without trade, would not only be unsustainable but would indeed be self-defeating.” He said. “Trade is and will always remain the recognised engine of economic growth and development.”Pointing out that developing countries continue to face growth impediments, including tariff and non-tariff barriers in developed countries, he called on the international community “to demonstrate the necessary political will to ensure that the Doha Development Round truly takes into account these concerns so as to reach a fair and equitable global trading system for the benefits of our people.”Lesotho’s Prime Minister, Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, welcomed efforts by donor countries that have reached global targets for official development assistance (ODA). “However, we reiterate our appeal that developed countries abide by their commitments to help developing countries in all the relevant areas,” he said. “They have to accelerate increased flows of ODA and of foreign direst investment.”He also called on developed countries to “to adopt appropriate measures to fully integrate small and vulnerable economies into the multilateral trading system, cancel debt, transfer technology, render financial and technical assistance, and provide capacity-building programmes for developing countries.”Mohamed Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Qatar, said the International Community is entering a critical phase in the negotiations related to the Doha Development Agenda. “These negotiations made concrete progress last year in some difficult, controversial areas,” he said, citing agreement on talks regarding trade concessions. He said Qatar is looking forward to the achievement of “solid, ambitious progress” at the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in 2006.President Marc Ravalomanana of Madagascar reiterated his call for a “Marshall Plan for Africa,” and urged other countries to support the initiative. He also emphasized that the future of the continent is in the hands of its children, and urged measures to ensure that their potential is maximized. “We need an educational system that meets international norms in terms of quality and efficiency,” he said. “A system which will help our people realize their aspirations.” This would allow Africa to play its important role in the global economy.”Saving Africa’s children also requires providing adequate nutrition,” he said, calling for urgent attention to famine on the continent.Malawi’s President, Bingu Wa Mutharika, discussed responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He said the people of Malawi have welcomed the provision of voluntary counselling as well as free anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs. Since the free treatment programme started earlier this year, over 30 anti-retroviral clinics have been established throughout the country for people to receive counselling and treatment.He welcomed international calls for providing assistance for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in African countries, on a grant basis, and the need to encourage pharmaceutical companies to make antiretroviral drugs affordable and accessible in Africa. He particularly commended those who have contributed to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, which had enabled Malawi to introduce its free treatment programmes.Prime Minister Ralph E. Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines drew attention to recent natural disasters. “To the extent that international mechanisms exist for prompt and appropriate relief work, they are clearly inadequate for the tasks at hand,” he said, calling for greater UN involvement in responding to disasters. “After all, natural disasters respect no territorial boundaries or power blocs; calamities from nature have a studied ideological neutrality.”At the same time, he pointed out that they “afflict the poor more disastrously than any other group” and called for urgent international attention to the matter. “A sustained, coordinated response is needed if we are to avoid an ignoble ‘disaster fatigue’ which treats a natural disaster in one country as a momentary distraction from normalcy, as television images determine, until the next one arrives.Tuvalu’s Prime Minister, Maatia Toafa, said the impact of natural disasters on small island and low-lying coastal countries is devastating, “threatening lives, human rights and our long term survival.” He called for an urgent international response. The damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to the Gulf Coast of the United States three shows the need for serious attention to this matter.He urged stepped-up efforts to combat climate change, and called on all countries to ratify as soon as possible the Kyoto Protocol – which contains legally binding targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. “Not to do so will be to sign on Tuvalu’s death warrant,” he said.The Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, joined others in calling for increased attention to the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters. The UN needs funds at the ready to intervene rapidly when disaster strikes.For that reason, Luxembourg is working actively to reform the Central Emergency Revolving Fund. Efforts should culminate in the coming months, and should be in place when the Fund becomes operational in early 2006.Haiti’s Interim President, Boniface Alexandre, said that during this decisive moment of transition for his country, international support is crucial. Haiti was looking to organize free and fair elections. “We are aware that support from the United Nations at this time is crucial,” he said.In addition to facilitating a smooth political transition, Haiti’s Government must work for economic reconstruction and social progress, and its efforts must be supported by international solidarity. It was in this spirit that Haiti would work to achieve the MDGs.Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi, said his country has entered an essential phase; after more than 10 years of war and a lengthy period of transition, the conflicting parties have agreed to bury the hatchet. To establish democracy, a government of national unity had been set up with women participating at all levels. Peace in Burundi is closely linked to stability in the Great Lakes region of Africa, he added.Burundi’s achievements in the areas of security are an important step in the right direction, but nevertheless represent just a start in a process that has to be consolidated, he said, emphasizing that economic growth is crucial to allowing people to reap the benefits of peace. “The support of the international community in this difficult period is of supreme importance,” he said, appealing to donor countries to ensure that the level of their commitments is commensurate with the urgent needs of Burundians.”We deplore the murder of journalists in any part of the world in the gravest possible manner,” said Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister, Norman José Caldera Cardenal. He voiced particular concern at the murder of three Nicaraguan journalists in the past three years, “not only because the criminals cut short precious human lives but also because, occurring at the height of the electoral campaign, the murders constituted an attempt to terrorize our journalists and suppress freedom of expression in our young democracy.” He pledged to “continue doing our utmost to punish the guilty and to break up all networks of terror and intimidation.” read more

On eve of Liberias national elections Annan urges full and peaceful participation

One day ahead of Liberia’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging a massive and peaceful turnout. The UN peacekeeping mission in the country (UNMIL) is providing technical and logistical support to the polls, while working on security with Liberia’s police and armed forces. In New York, the Secretary-General called on all Liberians “to participate in large numbers and in a peaceful manner in this historic election.” Through his spokesman, Mr. Annan noted that issues which had threatened a postponement of the vote had been resolved and thanked the candidates who had agreed to withdraw their claims “for their demonstration of flexibility.” Mr. Annan also thanked former Nigerian head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar who worked in his capacity as mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to ensure that the elections would take place in accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the electoral timetable. There are over 3,000 voting places in 1,421 precincts across Liberia’s 15 counties. Up to 20 per cent of those precincts are so remote that they are a two-day walk away from the nearest road. “We can truck the ballots in and once you can go no further by road, porters carry the materials by hand into these precincts, which are often just villages in the bush,” UNMIL spokesman Paul Risley told the UN News Service. During the five-week registration period in April, the National Election Commission, with UNMIL’s support, registered over 1.3 million Liberians to participate in the elections. “If Liberians are able to vote in the same numbers that they registered this will be by far the largest election that Liberia has ever held and will certainly be the first truly representative election, including all parts of the country,” Mr. Risley said. “So this will be a real, remarkable achievement for Liberia and unlike any experience it has ever had in its past.” The UN mission is providing extensive assistance and advice to the Liberian National Election Commission, including paying salaries for over 18,000 Liberian nationals who will staff the polling places. The UN also moved the ballots by truck, helicopter and even ship in cases where coastal areas could not be reached by land. These already complex logistics are complicated by the weather. “We’re still very much in the rainy season ? its raining right now ? and rain is expected to make even more difficult tomorrow’s voting since people will have to walk for hours and its been a great challenge to get the ballots to the polls,” Mr. Risley said. Assisting in this effort are more than 180 UN Volunteers (UNV). “It is a great honour to be engaged in a part of the election in Liberia,” said UNV Yukimi Ogaki, an electoral support officer from Japan, who is based in the capital city of Monrovia. The director of the UNMIL Electoral Division, Ray Kennedy, acknowledged the determination and commitment of UNV in ensuring preparations are in place for the elections. “The 11 October elections represent a critical point in Liberia’s efforts to emerge from years of conflict,” he said. “And, with nearly 90 per cent of the UNMIL Electoral Division staff being UN Volunteers, this is clearly an instance of UN Volunteers helping make history.” Tomorrow’s elections are a result of the Accra peace agreement signed in 2003, which ended more than two decades of political instability and 14 years of brutal armed conflict. In their first chance to vote since 1997, Liberians will cast ballots for President and Vice-President, as well for members of the Senate and the House of Representatives. read more

Philbin Winston Moss was let go because of fit with team

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin said that it wasn’t easy to let associate head coach Winston Moss go from the coaching staff, but that he came to the decision because he “just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be.”Philbin spoke on Wednesday before his first practice as the interim coach to replace the fired Mike McCarthy . Moss posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday that appeared to question that Packers leadership and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.“Find somebody that is going to hold #12 (Rodgers’ jersey number) and everybody in this building to a #LombardiStandard,” read part of Moss’ tweet , citing former Packers coach and Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi.When asked about the tweet, Philbin said the decision didn’t have to do with just one factor. He then recounted what he told the team earlier this week.___More AP NFL: and C. Armas, The Associated Press read more

Womens Lacrosse Ohio State falls 1716 in doubleovertime thriller to Jacksonville

Ohio State then-freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez looks to pass in the offensive zone against Stanford on Feb. 24 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: James King | Sports DirectorThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team fell to Jacksonville in a double-overtime thriller, losing 17-16 on the road Friday night. Ohio State junior attacker Sara Dickinson scored with 2.2 seconds remaining in the game to take the Dolphins (2-1) into overtime. Jacksonville gained possession on a free position shot and freshman midfielder Megan Prescott scored to win the game one minute into the second overtime period. Ohio State sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez led the Buckeyes (1-2) with five points and junior midfielder Baley Parrott picked up three goals. Hernandez tied her career high of five goals. A goal by Hernandez nearly four minutes into the second half to tie the game at 13-13 was called back after a review in the Dolphins’ favor.The Buckeyes had 19 turnovers, eight of which came in the second half, which gave the Dolphins an opportunity to widen their lead. Ohio State was down by three goals entering the second half. Freshman midfielder Lindsey Epstein tied the game at 13 with 12:49 left in the second half. Both teams traded goals until the end of regulation. Jacksonville freshman attacker Alyssa Arnold  scored with 1:34 left in the second half, leading 16-15. Senior midfielder Ashtyn Hiron led the Dolphins with four goals. Jacksonville had 37 shots compared to the Buckeyes’ 23 shots. Ohio State was 6-for-9 in free position shots. Jacksonville had a 15-14 draw-control advantage.Defensively, the Buckeyes held an advantage. Sophomore goalie Jillian Rizzo had six saves, helping the offense to close out the second half with a tie. The Buckeyes look to bounce back on the road against Cincinnati on Monday. read more

Lost Amazon Indians make first contact with outside world

first_imgA GROUP OF people living in the Amazon rainforest who had no previous interaction with the outside world have emerged for the first time. Source: Survival International The indigenous people made contact with a village of settled Indians living in the area near the Peru border, just weeks after they were spotted moving from their homes.A specialist team from Brazil’s government has flown to the area to help the newly-contacted group, along with a medical unit to treat any possible illnesses and disease, as the isolated groups often lack immunity.The group was driven from their homes because of ‘rampant’ illegal logging, according to Survival International, a group which acts for the rights of tribal people.“Something serious must have happened,” said José Carlos Meirelles, a former official with the Brazilian Indian Affairs Department known as FUNAI. It is not normal for such a large group of uncontacted Indians to approach in this way. This is a completely new and worrying situation.The Brazilian government has said that there are at least four groups of uncontacted Indians on the Brazilian side of the Amazon, numbering more than 600 people,  with another possible two groups in Peru.It is not known what languages the groups speak or what they call themselves.The tribes are believed to live in communal houses made from thatch and wood, and hunt forest birds and animals for food.There has been international concern over the presence of loggers in Peru, sparking warnings that their activities could mean the end for the world’s ‘lost’ tribes.“International borders don’t exist for uncontacted tribes, which is why Peru and Brazil must work together to prevent lives being lost,” said Stephen Corry, the head of Survival International.“Throughout history, uncontacted peoples have been destroyed then their land is invaded, and so it’s vital that these Indians’ territory is properly protected”.MORE IN SCIENCE: Read: Caribbean coral reefs could vanish within 20 years because of humans > Read: An airbag slammed into a 17-year-old’s eye before she had time to blink >last_img read more

Amazon Kindle To Be Sold at ATT

first_imgAmazon has been selling the Kindle for a handful of years now, but, since last fall, Amazon has been spreading its wings to other stores. Last year, Amazon started allowing Target and Best Buy to sell the popular e-reader. But it now appears that AT&T stores will start selling the Kindle.AT&T had a major loss recently when the iPhone went to Verizon, which could explain why AT&T is looking to adopt other devices to gain bigger profits once again. Since both want to expand, it seems logical for both AT&T and Kindle to team up. However, do not expect to see a Wi-Fi edition at AT&T stores. AdChoices广告AT&T will not brand the device, nor will the company offer a data plan for it since Amazon built it for free access to 3G. No word on when AT&T will start selling the Kindle or at what price.Via TG Dailylast_img read more

Max Payne 3 is a 35GB install on PC

first_imgIf you’re a fan of the Max Payne games, and intend playing it on PC, be glad that hard drive prices are returning back to normal following the flooding last year. The reason being, Rockstar Games seems to be going for a world record in storage requirements for Max Payne 3.The system specifications for the third game in the series have been released, and the hard drive requirements certainly stand out. The minimum space required on your disk? 35GB.That strikes me as a massive amount of data, but it could have some other implications for the game. First of all, the Max Payne 3 will be offered for digital download as well as in boxed copy form. A 35GB download is going to seriously eat into your data allowance for a month if you’re on a limited broadband account. And if you buy a retail copy, that’s going to be a minimum of four DVDs in the box, right?The other concern I have regards load times for the game. Shipping with that much data means anyone with a decent rig is going to get some nice, crisp HD graphics. But how long is it going to take to load a level with that much detail?Hopefully, we can trust that Rockstar has kept loading times to a minimum while making the bullet time-focused game look stunning. For many though, I imagine downloading this game may be too much and they’ll be buying a boxed copy instead.As for the rest of the requirements, they aren’t too bad:Windows 7/Vista/XPDual-core 2.4GHz Intel or dual-core 2.6GHz AMD processor2GB RAM (16GB supported)Nvidia 8500 GT 512MB or AMD Radeon HD 3400 512MBOne last question I’d like answering: what kind of storage requirements does the console version have? Surely it’s going to be significantly less, but still a bit of a headache for those with near full hard drives.More at Rockstar Games, via The Tech reportMax Payne 3 %displayPrice% at %seller%last_img read more

Un cachalot séchoue sur les côtes anglaises

first_imgUn cachalot s’échoue sur les côtes anglaisesMalgré leurs efforts, les autorités et les écologistes britanniques n’ont pu sauver un cachalot de 13 mètres qui s’est échoué récemment sur la plage de Redcar, au nord-est de l’Angleterre. Un cachalot de 13 mètres de long et d’un poids estimé à 20 tonnes s’est échoué ces jours-ci sur une plage de la région de Teesside, en mer du Nord, au nord-est de l’Angleterre. Durant 3 heures, garde-côtes, pompiers, vétérinaires et bénévoles de la British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), une ONG environnementale, ont tenté de maintenir le cétacé en vie en attendant la marée haute, en vain.À lire aussiDe plus en plus de phoques anglais sont victimes du plastique qui polluent les océans”Bien que nous ayons des baleines dans la mer du Nord, ce n’est pas un environnement idéal pour un cachalot, car les ressources alimentaires n’y sont pas suffisantes. Il souffre alors de malnutrition et de déshydratation, car les cétacés ne boivent pas – ils tirent leur eau de la nourriture. Cela peut causer toutes sortes de problèmes de santé et aboutit finalement à ce genre d’évènement”, explique Richard Ilderton, de la BDMLR.Une autopsie sera pratiquée sur le corps de l’animal, qui a passé une nuit sur la plage, surveillé par  des gardes, et devra être enlevé par les autorités locales. Le 1 juin 2011 à 13:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Comes to Nintendo Switch This Summer

first_img Monster Hunter: World is easily one of 2018’s biggest games. Since its launch in late January, it has become Capcom’s best selling game ever, with 7.9 million copies shipped worldwide. A lot of PS4 and Xbox One owners are happy, but unfortunately, Nintendo Switch owners got left out of the party. Though there are no plans to bring MHW over to Switch, the system is getting a Monster Hunter of its own in the form of Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate.This news comes from Nintendo itself, which posted the following on Twitter:HUNT ANYWHERE. HUNT ANY WAY. HUNT ULTIMATE. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is coming to #NintendoSwitch on August 28!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 10, 2018AdChoices广告Below is an excerpt from today’s press release (via NintendoLife)“The highly anticipated Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, the follow up to Monster Hunter Generations, marks the series debut on Nintendo Switch as an exclusive when it launches on August 28th, 2018 for digital and physical retail purchase across Europe and North America. For the first time, gamers have the flexibility to play both local wireless and online multiplayer with up to three other hunters whether playing at home on the big screen or on the go in handheld or table top mode.”A new trailer also got released which shows the game in action.Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate is actually a localized version of Monster Hunter XX, which was released exclusively for the Switch in Japan last year. For the most part, the Switch version features much of the same content. Of course, the big difference with this edition are its crisper looking graphics. The press release and trailer state that players can transfer their Monster Hunter: Generations 3DS data to Switch. It is unclear if this is for the Japanese version (Monster Hunter XX), or if it’s for the North American release of Generations (Monster Hunter X).Though this isn’t Monster Hunter: World, it’s still good to see North American Nintendo owners get some Monster Hunter love this year. After all, this is the fanbase that kept the franchise going for over a decade. If you’ve only ever played MHW, be aware that Generations Ultimate isn’t exactly what you’re used to on PS4 and Xbox One. The core gameplay is the same (hunting monsters for better gear that allows to fight even stronger monsters), everything else is very different. Just take that as a warning in case you’re curious to see what the franchise was like before MHW.Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate releases for Nintendo Switch on August 28. Stay on target T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Monster Hunter ShirtsThe PlayStation Showcase Was a Solid, if Predictable Event center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Scientists Create Bionic Mushroom That Produces Electricity

first_img Move over, wall outlets. Scientists have created a ‘bionic mushroom’ that can produce electricity — and this powerful fungi could be used to juice up devices and other equipment in the future.Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology recently transformed an average white button mushroom into a bionic mushroom by supercharging it with 3D-printed, electricity-generating cyanobacteria clusters and graphene nanoribbon swirls that collect the current. Their work, which was published in the Nov. 7 issue of Nano Letters, aims to demonstrate how cells biological machinery systems can be used to benefit the environment and healthcare.“In this case, our system – this bionic mushroom – produces electricity,” said Manu Mannoor, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stevens. “By integrating cyanobacteria that can produce electricity, with nanoscale materials capable of collecting the current, we were able to better access the unique properties of both, augment them, and create an entirely new functional bionic system.”Mannoor and Sudeep Joshi, a postdoctoral fellow in his lab, tested white button mushrooms to see if they could provide the right nutrients, moisture, pH, and temperature for cyanobacteria to produce electricity for extended periods of time.Their testing revealed that the cyanobacteria cells lasted more days when placed on a white button mushroom cap compared to a silicone and dead mushroom setting. They used a robotic arm-based 3D printer to print an “electronic ink” with the graphene nanoribbons and printed a “bio-ink” containing cyanobacteria onto the mushroom’s cap in a spiral pattern.Densely packed cyanobacteria (Photo Credit: Sudeep Joshi/Stevens Institute of Technology)At locations where the spiral pattern intersected with the electronic ink, electrons were able to transfer through cyanobacteria outer membranes to the conductive graphene ribbons. When they shined a light on the mushroom, it activated cyanobacterial photosynthesis and produced a photocurrent.Additionally, both researchers discovered that the amount of electricity produced can vary depending on how cyanobacteria are packed together. When cyanobacteria are more densely packed, they’re more likely to generate electricity. The 3D printing helped cyanobacteria increase their electricity-producing activity, because they were placed close together on top of the mushroom.“With this work, we can imagine enormous opportunities for next-generation bio-hybrid applications. For example, some bacteria can glow, while others sense toxins or produce fuel,” said Mannoor. “By seamlessly integrating these microbes with nanomaterials, we could potentially realize many other amazing designer bio-hybrids for the environment, defense, healthcare and many other fields.”More on‘Microdosing’ Psychedelics Might Impact Creativity, Study SaysEarth’s Ozone Layer is Healing, UN-Backed Report SaysBill Gates Shows Up With a Jar of Poop to Highlight New Toilet Tech Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend last_img read more

InSight Lander Sets OffWorld Record on First Day

first_img NASA Names Martian Rock After Rolling StonesNASA’s InSight Lander Captures First Audio of ‘Marsquake’ Stay on target NASA’s InSight lander wasted no time showing off.During its first full day on Mars, the solar-powered spacecraft generated more electrical power than any previous vehicle on the planet’s surface.“It is great to get our first ‘off-world record’ on our very first full day on Mars,” project manager Tom Hoffman said in a statement.“But even better than the achievement,” he continued, “is what it represents for performing our upcoming engineering task.”The 4,500-plus watt-hour produced during sol 1 means InSight has “more than enough juice” to carry out future assignments “and move forward with our science mission,” Hoffman said.Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5, InSight touched down Nov. 26 near Mars’ equator on the western side of a flat, smooth expanse of lava called Elysium Planitia.The mission team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has determined the vehicle sits slightly tilted (about 4 degrees) in a shallow, dusty impact crater.“There are no landing pads or runways on Mars,” Hoffman explained. “So coming down in an area that is basically a large sandbox without any large rocks should make instrument deployment easier and provide a great place for our mole to start burrowing.”The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on a two-year mission to study Mars’ deep interior.Its findings, NASA hopes, will help scientists better understand the formation of rocky celestial bodies—Earth and our Moon included.Initial photos of the landing area reveal few rocks; higher-resolution images are expected to arrive in the coming days, after InSight releases its cameras’ plastic dust covers.“We are looking forward to higher-definition pictures to confirm this preliminary assessment,” JPL’s Bruce Banerdt, principal investigator of InSight, said. “If these few images—with resolution-reducing dust covers on—are accurate, it bodes well for both instrument deployment and the mole penetration of our subsurface heat-flow experiment.”Once NASA engineers plan where to deploy the mission’s scientific instruments, the team can unstow and begin initial testing of a built-in 5.9-foot robotic arm.More coverage on Deadly Prospects, Elon Musk Wants to Go to MarsBill Nye: Humans Living on Mars is ‘Science Fiction’40 Incredible Images of the Surface of Marslast_img read more