“We feel confident about the USD 500-million target “We feel confident about the USD 500-million target for 2018. Its coming from two factors — one is continued growth of the entertainment business, which was the hallmark of the Star business. We get 23-24 per cent market share every night. Its a market that is growing. In the last six months TV ad market grew 21 per cent, we over-indexed because of our strength,” Nallen said. “The second leg is sports, where big investment cycle is behind us. Going forward we have lumpy years because of the World Cup Cricket, but that wont interfere with us in getting our target. So we feel pretty good about it,” he added. Nallen ruled out major investment in Star in the near future. “Not much more investment (in Star). This year we grew the investment because we extended one of the sports franchises that we started, this local Kabaddi sport that has turned into a phenomenon in India. There is not a massive new incremental investment that we need for Star,” he said. Star India has so far invested over Rs 300 crore in the Pro Kabaddi League, including Rs 150 crore in its inaugural edition last year. PTI DS BEN ARS SOM PTP
Kolkata, Apr 18 (PTI) A buoyant Mohun Bagan will look to keep their winning momentum intact when they face Maziya Sports and Recreation Club of Maldives in a Group E match of AFC Cup, here tomorrow. In a two-way title race against Aizawl FC in the I- League, Mohun Bagan will take on the Mizoram outfit in four days time in a virtual decider and coach Sanjoy Sen is expected to ring in eight to nine changes for the AFC Cup fixture, including that of Sony Norde and Katsumi Yusa. Having started off with a 1-2 loss in Bengaluru, the Bagan thrashed Abahani Limited Dhaka 3-1 at home in their last round AFC Cup fixture earlier this month. After that they won the I-League derby against East Bengal 2-1, drew against Shillong Lajong 1-1 before pipping Minerva by a solitary goal in the last round to maintain their unbeaten run in five matches across tournaments. “The focus is on the I-League but a win is important. It will give the side confidence,” Sen said on the eve of the match, staying firmly focused on the tough I-League away tie in Aizawl. With one win each, both the teams are on three points and it will be a race for the second spot in the table led by Bengaluru FC. Maziya Sports and Recreation Club, one of Maldives most successful sides — the champions of 2016 Dhivehi Premier League and Maldivian FA Charity Shield Winners — will be under pressure as they have suffered three losses in last five games and have never won against Mohun Bagan. Last season Mohun Bagan had thrashed the Maldives side 5 -2 in the home leg in Guwahati and settled for a 1-1 draw in Maldives. Regular in the AFC Cup since 2013, Maziya are yet to go past the group stages. Their top foreign player is Romanian central defender Andrei Cordos, who played for Italian Serie B side Frosinone and couple of Romanian top division clubs. They have also added Kyrgyzstan international goalkeeper Pavel Matiash, Serbian defender Milos Milos Kovacevic and Serbian striker Alexnder Rakitc to their list. PTI TAP SSC SSCadvertisement
Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday launched the new Dzire in India, which is now in its 3rd generation. The company has dropped the ‘Swift’ tag from the new Dzire as Maruti Suzuki feels that they compact sedan has made its own mark in the country. While the new Dzire has got multiple cosmetic changes, it continues to be powered with the same engine options. Maruti Suzuki has made changes to the new Dzire to make it more proportionate and balanced while providing more space than its predecessor.However, the Dzire is no longer the supreme contender in the compact sedan segment, as Tata Motors has also made its entry with its third compact sedan, the Tigor. Launched this year, the Tigor is based on the company’s new IMPACT design platform, similar to the Tiago hatchback.Now that we know the prices of the new Dzire, we thought it would be appropriate to pit the two new compact sedans and see which is better on paper. Read on.Price: Model Engine Variant Petrol Price (ex showroom, New Delhi) Diesel Price (ex showroom, New Delhi) Maruti Suzuki Dzire 1.2-litre petrol engine LXi Rs 5.45 lakh NA VXi Rs 6.29 lakh NA ZXi Rs 7.05 lakh NA ZXi+ Rs 7.94 lakh NA VXi AGS Rs 6.76 lakh NA ZXi AGS Rs 7.52 lakh NA ZXI+ AGS Rs 8.41 lakh NA 1.3-litre multi-jet diesel engine LDi NA Rs 6.45 lakh VDi NA Rs 7.29 lakh ZDi NA Rs 8.05 lakh ZDi+ NA Rs 8.94 lakh VDi AGS NA Rs 7.76 lakh ZDI AGS NA Rs 8.52 lakh ZDi+ AGSNA Rs 9.41 lakh Tata Tigor 1.2L petrol engine XE Rs 4.7 lakh NA XT Rs 5.41 lakh NA XZ Rs 5.9 lakh NA XZ (O) Rs 6.19 lakh NA 1.05L diesel engine XE NA Rs 5.6 lakh XT NA Rs 6.31 lakh XZ NA Rs 6.8 lakh XZ (O) NA Rs 7.09 lakh Design:advertisementDzire: The new generation Dzire will come with a completely new and fresh look. Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been redesigned with a hexagonal grille with a chrome strip around it. The front bumper and the headlamp cluster gets an appealing makeover. At the rear, the new generation Dzire gets minor cosmetic change as the tail lamps has a revised design. The new Dzire will also sport new projector headlamps, LED DRLs and redesigned alloy wheels.New Maruti Suzuki DzireTigor: Tata Tigor flaunts a dual-coloured bumper with the Tata Signature Grille, which is accentuated with a striking chrome humanity line at the front, extending into the crystal-like, smoked projector headlamps to create the face of the car. The dynamic character lines integrate seamlessly with the signature split LED tail lamps and a stylishly integrated high mounted LED stop lamp, highlight the length of the car.Tata TigorEngine: Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tata Tigor Engine 1.2-litre petrol/ 1.3-litre multi-jet diesel 1.2L petrol/ 1.05L diesel Displacement 1197cc/1248cc 1199cc/ 1047cc Power 83 bhp/ 74 bhp 84 bhp/ 69 bhp Torque 115 Nm/ 190 Nm 114 Nm/ 140 Nm Drive Train FWD FWD Transmission 5-MT/AGS 5-MTFeatures:Dzire: The new generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire will come with an upgraded list of features to compete with its competition in the segment. The list includes touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in among others.New Maruti Suzuki DzireTigor: Equipped with multiple safety features, the Tigor has dual front airbags for maximum safety in case of a collision, an energy absorbing body structure, an advance Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Corner Stability Control (CSC) for improved braking efficiency. Moreover, the Tigor will also come with Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) which is designed for a light steering feel and for easy maneuvering. The Tigor features dual path suspension in front and rear for the perfect balance between a comfortable ride and superior handling.Tata TigorDimensions: Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tata TigorLength 3995 mm 3992 mm Width 1735 mm 1677 mm Height 1515 mm 1537 mm Wheelbase 2450mm 2450 mm Ground Clearance 163 mm 170 mm Boot Space 378 L 419 L Colour:Dzire: The new Dzire will be sold in six different colours- Oxford Blue, Magma Grey, Gallant Red, Silky Silver, Sherwood Brown and Pearl Arctic White.Tigor: The new Tata Tigor is available in 6 color option- Copper Dazle, Striker Blue, Platinum Silver, Expresso Brown, Berry Red and Pearlscent White.
Royal Enfield has launched Bullet 350 and Bullet 350 ES with single channel ABS (Antilock Braking System). The two models have also been equipped with RLP (Rear-wheel Lift Protection). With both the motorcycles getting fresh updates, customers will have to dish out Rs 3,500 more for Royal Enfield Bullet 350 that is now priced at Rs 1.21 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and Rs 1,400 extra for Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES that now costs Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom, India).Now that Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES have been equipped with ABS, the entire product range of the company comes with the braking system. Moreover, Royal Enfield had to update its models with ABS keeping in mind the new safety norms.Both Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES get a 346 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, twinspark, air cooled engine. The motor produces 19.8 bhp at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission.Until recently, Royal Enfield Bullet 350 came with drum brakes at the front and rear, while Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES was equipped with 280 mm disc at the front. With the ABS, the former is expected to get the same 280 mm disc up front.Earlier this week, Royal Enfield reported a 20 per cent decline in monthly sales to 60,831 units in March 2019 and a 1 per cent rise in total sales to 8,26,098 units for the financial year 2018-19.Last month, the company launched Bullet Trials Works Replica 350 and Bullet Trials Works Replica 500 in India. While Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica 350 is priced at Rs 1,62,345 (ex-showroom, India), Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica 500 costs Rs 2,07,104 (ex-showroom, India). For Kerala, Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica 500 is priced at Rs 1,99,899 (ex-showroom).advertisementALSO READ | 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Bullet Trials Works Replica 350: Price, specifications comparedALSO READ | 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400: Everything you need to know about the updated sports tourerALSO READ | Harley-Davidson India announces paid internship programme to celebrate 10th anniversary
Thomas Meunier put the onus on Paris Saint-Germain to provide clarity on his future by confirming he wants to remain at the club.Right-back Meunier joined the Ligue 1 giants back in 2016, however is out of contract in 2020. Reports have suggested links with a move to the Premier League this summer, but the 27-year-old has made it very clear that he wants to remain in the French capitalArsenal and Everton have reportedly expressed an interest in the Belgium international after Manchester United filled their vacancy in the position with the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare PSG could listen to offers if head coach Thomas Tuchel deems him surplus to requirements the player’s preference is to stay and fight for a new deal.”The club knows my intentions. I want to stay in Paris,” Meunier told France Football . “The executives know I am open to spending my fourth season here and to signing a new contract.”It will be their decision – everything is in their hands.”The player seems extremely settled in Paris, and he enjoys his time away from football in his adopted home. “When I have free time on weekends, I always do things for kids,” Meunier continued. “We often go to the Museum of Science and Industry. It’s great. “During the week, the Coach likes to set the training at the end of the afternoon. So, when my children are at school, I enjoy free time with my wife. We go to the cinema a lot. The cinema is just beautiful in the mornings. There are only three people in there, it’s perfect. We also see a lot of exhibitions. I love the Pompidou Centre. Paris is just amazing.”Meunier made 19 starts in Ligue 1 last season as he faced competition from 22-year-old Germany defender Thilo Kehrer and former Barcelona man Dani Alves, the latter who is now a free agent. It now seems like the former Club Brugge man is ready and willing to fight for his place at a club and in a city where both him and his family are extremely happy and settled.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer and Ohio State are officially in panic mode against Nebraska this afternoon. The Buckeyes are losing to the Huskers and Dwayne Haskins just threw an interception to begin the second half. Things are bad.This is all coming after Ohio State’s blowout loss to Purdue two weeks ago. The Buckeyes have had to hear about how disappointing that loss was and deal with questions swirling about Meyer’s future in Columbus.There are some who believe Meyer will be gone from Columbus after the 2018 season, though the Buckeyes’ coach maintains that he plans on being there.College football insider Sports By Brooks spoke with an Ohio State booster this week. Here’s what he said:“If Urban Meyer does not return to coach Ohio State in 2019, it will be his own decision, sources tell Sports by Brooks. Billionaire Leslie H. Wexner, the man most responsible for Urban Meyer being hired by Ohio State – and Jim Tressel’s ouster – will not push Meyer out as Ohio State coach after the 2018 season, sources tell Sports by Brooks. If Urban Meyer elects not to return as head coach of Ohio State in 2019, the current leading candidate to replace him is current Ohio State Co-Head Coach Ryan Day, sources tell Sports by Brooks,” he reports.Billionaire Leslie H. Wexner, the man most responsible for Urban Meyer being hired by Ohio State – and Jim Tressel’s ouster – will not push Meyer out as Ohio State coach after the 2018 season, sources tell Sports by Brooks.— Sports by Brooks (@SportsbyBrooks) October 31, 2018Back on the field, Ohio State is trailing Nebraska, 21-16, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.The Ohio State-Nebraska game is on FOX.
Seven-time Grammy-award winning country music trio Lady Antebellum have joined with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for a new public service campaign to raise awareness and dollars for the lifesaving cancer research funded by the organization.Lady Antebellum, LLS National Ambassadors.“Like most people, cancer has touched someone close to each of us recently,” said band member Dave Haywood. “So, it’s something that’s important to us and we’re proud to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts to raise funds for cancer research.”Video: LLS | Lady Antebellum 2012 PSA – 60 SecondsAll three band members, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood, have a strong connection to the LLS mission, each with a family member diagnosed with cancer in the past two years. In the new PSA, Scott talks openly about losing her grandfather to acute myeloid leukemia and his influence on the group. Having been impacted by cancer recently, they share their hope that cancer will be cured in their lifetime. The band urges viewers to donate to LLS to help find cures.The PSA campaign, directed by filmmaker Jesse Dylan, is being distributed nationally on broadcast and in print.“Lady Antebellum is an extremely talented and celebrated band and we are so grateful that they are giving their time and energy to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said John Walter, LLS President and CEO. “LLS is funding the most promising blood cancer research around the world and with Lady Antebellum’s help we continue helping patients live longer, better lives.”Critical treatment innovations have originated through blood cancer research, including radiation, chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and new-targeted therapies, and significant progress continues to be made. Blood cancer research has been a gateway to finding therapies for many types of cancers. Half of the cancer drugs approved by the FDA in the last decade were first approved to treat patients with blood cancer, and many of these drugs are now being used and/or showing promise as treatments for patients with solid tumors and serious autoimmune diseases.Source:LLS.org
Companies in this story: (TSX:CM, TSX:TD, TSX:BNS)The Canadian Press TORONTO — The chief executive of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says he expects overall mortgage growth in the country to be flat or in the low-single digits for the “foreseeable future.”Victor Dodig says the potential for mortgage growth to turn negative will hinge on whether the Canadian housing market takes a negative turn, driven by other macroeconomic factors.The CIBC chief’s comments at the RBC Capital Markets Banking CEO conference today come after the Canadian Real Estate Association said national home sales are projected to fall to a near-decade low this year.CREA last month said rising interest rates and strict mortgage stress-test rules continue to weigh on homebuyer sentiment.Toronto-Dominion Bank chief executive Bharat Masrani told the conference today that he expects mortgage growth in the mid-single digits for 2019.Scotiabank’s CEO Brian Porter says that mortgage activity in the first couple months has been “quite strong,” but it remains to be seen what will happen during the crucial spring real estate season.
A draft resolution to rein in Iran’s nuclear programme was submitted today to the United Nations Security Council today as the 15-Member body began to consider its response to the latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which says Tehran has defied the Council’s call to suspend uranium enrichment and ensure its nuclear activity was strictly for peaceful purposes as the Government claims. According to its backers – the United States, United Kingdom and France – the draft text would demand compliance from Iran under the UN Charter’s Chapter VII, which would make it a legally binding decision that could be followed up by enforcement measures such as sanctions in the case of further defiance. The IAEA report, sent to the Council on Friday, notes that existing gaps in knowledge about the programme “continue to be a matter of concern,” and stresses that any progress “requires full transparency and active cooperation by Iran,” which concealed its nuclear activities for nearly 20 years in breach of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Earlier this year, the IAEA referred the matter to the Council after its Director-General, Mohamed ElBaradei, had repeatedly reported that although the Agency had not seen any diversion of material to nuclear weapons or other explosive devices, it was still not able to conclude that there were no undeclared nuclear materials or activities in Iran. Iran says its activities are solely for energy purposes but the United States and other countries insist it is clandestinely seeking to produce nuclear weapons. Last August, Iran rescinded its voluntary suspension of nuclear fuel conversion, which can produce the enriched uranium necessary either for nuclear power generation or for nuclear weapons. Tomorrow, the Council is expected to hear further explanations of the IAEA report from technical experts, according to the Congolese Presidency, as they continue their deliberations on the matter.
OSU then-sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles the ball during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoBehind size and athletic advantages, No. 12 Ohio State went inside early and often and used an early 19-0 run to down the Southern Jaguars 108-73 on Wednesday evening. With a 58-16 scoring advantage in the paint and a 31-of-40 mark from the free-throw line, OSU grabbed its second win in a row.“We knew we had a size advantage, so we wanted to get the ball in the paint,” OSU head coach Kevin McGuff said. “We did that.”After the Jaguars scored the first two points of the game, OSU dropped the game’s next 19 points before Southern finally hit its second field goal with 4:04 remaining in the first quarter. The Buckeyes used 70.6 percent shooting (12-for-17) in the opening frame to take a 33-13 advantage into the second quarter.OSU’s advantages with size and athleticism were evident from the beginning, but the Buckeyes also bothered Southern on the defensive end in the first quarter. The Buckeyes forced eight turnovers and handed the Jaguars just two assists.“We mixed our defenses up,” McGuff said. “I thought our energy, effort and discipline defensively was really good.”The rest of the game played a bit closer. The Buckeyes outscored Southern 27-17 in the second quarter, 30-29 in the third and 18-14 in the fourth to finish off the 35-point victory.While McGuff was pleased with his defense early on, he said the Buckeyes still need to learn to sustain their solid defensive efforts.“We have to be able to sustain that more,” McGuff said. “That’s got to be more of a habit rather than trying to turn it on and turn it off.”Career nights for Mitchell, McCoyOSU freshman forward Tori McCoy put up a game- and career-high 25 points on a perfect 10-for-10 night from the field. McCoy was 5-of-8 from the free throw line and added six rebounds and three blocks.“It was a great experience,” McCoy said. “I do feel a little bit more comfortable.”OSU junior guard Kelsey Mitchell tallied 23 points on 6-of-11 shooting. With 3:54 remaining in the fourth quarter, she buried a pair of free throws to reach 2,000 points in her career. With just 79 games under her belt, Mitchell became the fastest player in NCAA history to reach that mark. The crowd of 3,973 was audibly anticipating the milestone each time Mitchell touched the ball in the fourth quarter, but the guard was unaware of her pending accomplishment.“I just heard on the sideline, they were like, ‘get two points.’ I’m like, ‘for what?’” Michell said with a laugh. “I had no clue.”Mitchell stayed humble when talking about the journey that has led her to the record books.“The accolade is the accolade, but I’m really grateful for the process,” Mitchell said postgame. “Been through a lot; experienced a lot with these guys.”Senior forward Shayla Cooper (19 points) and redshirt sophomore guard Sierra Calhoun (13) were also in double digits for the Buckeyes. As a team, OSU shot 61 percent from the field and converted on 31-of-40 free throw attempts.The Jaguars shot 36.5 percent from the field and were 11-for-26 (42.3 percent) from the three-point line. Southern was led by 19 points from sophomore guard Skylar O’Bear and 13 points from senior forward Miaya Crowder.Up nextOSU will play the fourth game of its current five-game home stand when they face the Canisius Golden Griffins on Sunday, Dec. 11. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Schottenstein Center.
Dr Andrea Sottoriva, who led the study and is team leader in evolutionary genomics and modelling at the ICR, said: “We’ve developed a powerful artificial intelligence tool which can make predictions about the future steps in the evolution of tumours based on certain patterns of mutation that have so far remained hidden within complex data sets.”With this tool we hope to remove one of cancer’s trump cards – the fact that it evolves unpredictably, without us knowing what is going to happen next. This suggests that repeating patterns of DNA mutations could be used as an indicator of prognosis, helping to shape future treatment.For example, researchers found that breast tumours which had a sequence of errors in the genetic material that codes for the tumour-suppressing protein p53, followed by mutations in chromosome 8, survived less time than those with other similar trajectories of genetic changes. Show more “By giving us a peek into the future, we could potentially use this AI tool to intervene at an earlier stage, predicting cancer’s next move.”ICR chief executive Professor Paul Workman said: “Cancer evolution is the biggest challenge we face in creating treatments that will work more effectively for patients.”If we are able to predict how a tumour will evolve, the treatment could be altered before adaptation and drug resistance ever occur, putting us one step ahead of the cancer.”This new approach using AI could allow treatment to be personalised in a more detailed way and at an earlier stage than is currently possible, tailoring it to the characteristics of each individual tumour and to predictions of what that tumour will look like in the future.” The team developed a new machine learning technique which transfers knowledge about tumours across similar patients.This method identifies patterns in the order that genetic mutations occur in tumours that are repeated both within and between patients’ tumours, applying one tumour’s pattern of mutations to predict another’s.Researchers used 768 tumour samples from 178 patients reported in previous studies for lung, breast, kidney and bowel cancer, and analysed the data within each cancer type respectively to accurately detect and compare changes in each tumour.By identifying repeating patterns and combining this with current knowledge of cancer biology and evolution, scientists could predict the future trajectory of tumour development.If tumours with certain patterns are found to develop resistance to a particular treatment, this novel methodology could be used to predict if patients will develop resistance in the future.The research is published in the journal Nature Methods. Scientists have used artificial intelligence to predict how cancers will progress and evolve, which could help doctors design the most effective treatment for each patient.A team led by the Institute of Cancer Research London (ICR) and the University of Edinburgh developed a new technique known as Revolver (Repeated evolution of cancer), which picks out patterns in DNA mutation within cancers and uses the information to forecast future genetic changes.They said the ever-changing nature of tumours is one of the biggest challenges in treating cancer – with cancers often evolving to a drug-resistant form.But if doctors can predict how a tumour will evolve, they could intervene earlier to stop cancer in its tracks before it has had a chance to evolve or develop resistance, increasing the patient’s chances of survival.The team also found a link between certain sequences of repeated tumour mutations and survival outcome. 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.
Stay on target If there’s one thing we learned from the Back To The Future movies, it’s that Biff Tannen hates manure. Dairy farmer Albert Strauss, on the other hand, is a big, big fan.That’s because Strauss understands the enormous potential locked away inside the considerable amount of manure his herd of 300 cattle produces on a daily basis. For more than a decade he and his family have been turning manure into a sustainable source of electricity by dumping it into a massive digester on their 500-acre farm.Now, Strauss Family Creamery is proudly using that poo power to charge up the 15-ton feed truck that delivers sustenance to the cows. It’s the result of eight years of hard work and it’s the first step towards electrifying the Creamery’s heavy equipment.The next big project Strauss has set his sights on is electrifying a delivery truck, which will greatly reduce the carbon footprint for their runs to Bay Area farmers’ markets. It’s maybe not quite as sexy as, say, the upcoming electrified Bugatti Chiron, but getting diesel-powered trucks off the road is a massive win for the environment.The Creamery’s ultimate goal is to become a carbon positive operation. That won’t be an easy task, but with help from the Marin Carbon Project, it’s one that Strauss hopes to achieve within the next 20 years. When (not if, Strauss is laser-focused on sustainability) that happens, they’ll be keeping a whopping 2,000 metric tons of carbon from escaping into the atmosphere each year.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Watch: Man Serenades Cows With Saxophone in OregonWatch: Over 50 Cows Get Swept Away During Flash Flood in Minnesota
Egg Fossils Provide Glimpse Into Prehistoric ParentingBoy Uncovers Rare Woolly Mammoth Tooth Outside Ohio Resort Stay on target What do you get when you cross a platypus and a fish? One very bizarre-looking ancient fossil.Uncovered near Australia’s Brindabella Ranges, the so-named Brindabellaspis stensioi fossil features partitioned eyes and a long beak, reminiscent of the duck-billed platypus.“This was one strange-looking fish,” according to study author Benedict King, a Flinders University graduate now based at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands.“The eyes were on top of the head, and the nostrils came out of the eye sockets,” he explained. “There was this long snout at the front, and the jaws were positioned very far forward.”Brindabellapsis reportedly belonged to an extinct group called the placoderms, first found nearly four decades ago in New South Wales, an area containing some of the world’s earliest known reef fish fauna—about 400 million years old.“We suspect that this animal was a bottom-dweller,” study co-author John Long, a professor at Flinders University, said in a statement. “We imagine it used the bill to search for prey, somewhat like a platypus, while the eyes on top of the head looked out for danger from above.”The fossil’s peculiar anatomy wasn’t its only surprise, though: Researchers revealed on its elongated snout a sensory system that turned out to be a modified form of the pressure sensor found in other fish.A new paper, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, follows up on the work of Gavin Young, who spent more than 50 years researching fossil fish from Lake Burrinjuck.“This is a fossil site that just keeps giving,” Young, of the Australian National University’s Research School of Physics and Engineering, said of the popular fishing spot.He initially discovered the first two Brindabellapsis specimens—though missing their distinctive snouts—before King and Long reconstructed the full fossil.“There are over 70 species of fish known from this ancient coral reef ecosystem, and this finding shows they came in all shapes and sizes,” Young continued. “I am very gratified there is finally an accurate reconstruction of this strange skull.”Of those 70-plus species, Brindabellaspis is certainly the more specialized.“Clearly this ancient reef was a thriving hotspot for evolution, as are the coral reefs of today,” Young said.Recent discoveries from the Lake Burrinjuck fossil site include evidence for electroreception, new information on the evolution of jaws, and a tiny skull that bridges the gap between the two major divisions of the bony fish.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Prescribing of oxycodone and other opioid pain pills rose sharply after 2000.(Photo by John Moore, Getty Images)An Anchorage man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for selling huge quantities of a powerful prescription opioid.Listen nowThe U.S. Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that a federal judge has sentenced 36-year-old Spresim Alimi to more than 136 months behind bars. In 2016, Alimi pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute large quantities of Oxycodone. The U.S. Attorney’s office says a search warrant on different properties tied to Alimi turned up more than 4,363 pills, estimated to be worth about $150,000. Officials also confiscated a Dodge Viper, firearms that had been reported stolen and $90,000 in cash. An investigation also found that Alimi would sometimes conduct drug transactions through the credit card machine at his automotive business in Anchorage.As part of his guilty plea, Alimi forfeited most of the cash, along with the vehicle.The investigation involved resources from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, Alaska State Troopers, and Air Force’s Office of Special Prosecutions.Opioids like Oxycodone are closely connected with surging rates of addiction and overdose in Alaska and nation-wide.
By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. EditorFamily, friends and community members are mourning and outraged at the murder of 11-year-old Karon Brown, who was involved in an allegedly targeted shooting in Southeast, D.C.Just before 7 p.m. on July 18, members of the Seventh District responded to reports of gunshots on the 2700 block of Naylor Road, S.E. While investigating the Naylor Road shooting, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) received a call about a child suffering from gunshot wounds, who had been taken to a Prince George’s County Fire Department Fire Station, according to MPD.11-year-old Karon Brown was killed in a targeted shooting in Southeast, D.C. on July 18. (Courtesy Photo)The child was then taken to a hospital, yet despite all life-saving efforts, Brown was pronounced dead.With District homicide rates on the rise and the murders of young people such as 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson in July 2018 and 15-year-old Maurice Scott in May of this year, the city was outraged in hearing about the targeted shooting of 11-year-old Brown.District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference on July 22 calling on the public to assist with the removal of illegal guns on the streets.Bowser asked for residents’ assistance after doing so helped lead police to Antoine McClam of Souheast, D.C., a suspect in Brown’s murder, who was arrested on July 20. McClam is charged with second-degree murder while armed.11-year-old Karon Brown was killed in a targeted shooting in Southeast, D.C. on July 18. (Courtesy Photo)“We would like to thank the community for their assistance in providing multiple tips in this case,” the Metropolitan Police Department wrote in an official statement.“We are all pleased that MPD worked closely with the community and made an arrest in the murder of 11-year-old Karon Brown,” the mayor said at the press conference. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Karon’s family and all the community and loved ones who mourn his loss. All loss of life, all tragic killings are mourned by people in Washington, D.C., and we pray for the victims and their families today. We know, however, that thoughts and prayers won’t be bring Karon back, or any of the people who have been victims. We also know that guns are killing people in the District and guns in the hands of wrong people are making our entire community sick,” Bowser said.The second-term mayor is urging the public to speak up to protect the lives of District residences- both potential victims and criminals.“As I have said throughout this weekend, there’s a lot that we can do in the government, and there’s a lot more that we can do with the community’s help. We need you to help us make our neighborhoods safe by letting us know about illegal guns. Letting us know about people who are prepared to use them, have access to them, and may need the critical help of the government,” Bowser said. “Let us know before they kill somebody. Let us know before ruining their own lives by committing this tragic homicide.” The 11-year-old was not the only life tragically taken in the District over the past week.A father and his teen son were killed in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast, D.C., just one day after Brown’s murder. Hugh Washington, 57, and son Ahkii Washington-Scruggs, 17, were found dead inside a home on the 1100 block of Queen Street Northeast. Police found the two unconscious and unresponsive suffering from gunshot wounds. D.C. Fire and Emergency Services responded to the scene and “found that the victims displayed no signs consistent with life,” according to MPD.In addition, Eric Byrd, 34, was killed on U Street Northwest on July 21 and Delwaun Lyona, 23 and Jamal Bandy, 27, were both killed in Southeast, D.C.D.C. Witness reported there have been 96 homicides in the District this year alone; last year there were 86. With the rise in homicides, Bowser announced that residents are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500 for a tip leading to the arrest and seizure of an illegal gun.“Residents can provide tips on illegal guns by calling 202-727-9099 or texting 50411. #SaferStrongerDC,” the mayor wrote on Twitter.
Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)’Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo Songs Stay on target Trading card games are just as popular as ever, but they’re decidedly low-tech in comparison to video games. There have been attempts with the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Magic the Gathering to combine their digital and physical card mediums into a more cohesive ecosystem with some success, but there’s still that separation that divides the customer base for those games. However, a new device patented by Nintendo may help bridge the gap between virtual and physical trading cards.The patent, by Nintendo and Game Freak, consists of a card display screen which will show the front of the card. According to what’s happening in the game, the screen may be able to change, showing battle damage, environmental changes, status effects, and more. The device also seems to have some sort of face tracking ability as the patent mentioned that the screen can change depending on where the user is positioned in relation to it.We can speculate that this device will be used in conjunction with some evolution or offshoot of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The patent doesn’t explain whether the card display will be used by itself or as a companion to a smartphone or console title. It’s not hard to imagine a card game using a handful of cheap display devices streaming data from a nearby, more powerful device.The patent, unfortunately, doesn’t give us much more solid information than the above. It does go into startling detail about how the pattern on the rear of the device will be laid out, and some info on how the unit will work.It’s a concept that would have seen preposterous a few years ago, but with the price of LCD screens continuing to fall, it would make sense that eventually they would begin to replace more paper products in our lives. The move to a set of low-cost screens to replace traditional cards is good business sense. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about this curious device shortly. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
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Trafalgar’s 17% discount should help fuel 2017 travel resolutions TORONTO — Trafalgar is offering 17% savings on 17 guided vacations for travel next year. The deal is valid on new bookings through Jan. 7, 2017.The tour operator points to an Ipsos poll that shows that 31% of Canadians make New Year’s resolutions (and 73% break them). “Resolve not to be one of the 73%, make the next 12 months more meaningful and embrace the new you starting with a Trafalgar guided vacation at 17% off,” says the company.Clients resolving to enjoy more family time can take advantage of 17% off Trafalgar’s ‘Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold’ itinerary. “Hold on to your helmet as you enroll in gladiator school and learn the basics of sword fighting, create your own Venetian Carnival mask and cook up a storm as you learn how to make the perfect pizza during your family fun outing.” Families can also marvel at the mystery in the land of magicians and muggles as they follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter, stay in a castle and learn about life as a Roman soldier at Hadrian’s Wall, before ending the adventure in ‘Edinburgh Castles & Kilts’.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTTrafalgar’s resolution number four – ‘explore new places’ – is the perfect motivation to book the company’s 10-day ‘Sound of Music’ tour. “Discover why the hills are still alive as you learn about the heritage of the Habsburg Empire and stay at the 18th century family estate of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, the spectacular setting for several scenes from the film Sound of Music. Take a horse drawn carriage ride to the magical Neuschwanstein Castle and enjoy the cultural sights of imperial Vienna.”Trafalgar has a quick but impactful final resolution: travel more. “Whether you’re a first-timer, or it’s a firm favourite, there’s always a reason to (re)visit Europe. Get a taste for la dolce vita, slow down the pace and take a leisurely jaunt through Rome, Florence and Venice with Great Italian Cities. Enjoy architectural feats, frescoes and feasts galore, including dinner with a local family in their home in Tuscany, complete with a backdrop of vineyards and olive groves.”Clients can also uncover the colourful folklore of Central Europe and experience where old meets new throughout Berlin, Warsaw and Vienna on ‘Bohemian Highlights’. They can delve into Hungarian history and meet with a local family to hear their compelling tale of how their winery doubled as a hiding place for a Jewish friend fleeing persecution in WWII, visit the Old Town of Prague, the Baroque town centre of Gyor and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wieliczka, one of the world’s oldest salt mines.More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesOr they can bask in the beauty of a trio of travel temptations on ‘Spain, Morocco and Portugal’ and discover the scent of spice markets, Mediterranean sunshine and astounding architecture such as the Alhambra Palace. Or even saddle up for a stud farm visit in Portugal, learn about local healing potions at a pharmacy in Morocco and sample sherry in the Jerez vineyards of Spain.Trafalgar’s 17% promotion is not combinable with the company’s Early Payment Discount or any other promotional offer. Full payment is due at the time of booking. To find out more information, contact your Sales Manager or visit trafalgar.com. Friday, December 30, 2016 Posted by Tags: Trafalgar Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>
The Travel Agent Next Door takes home Celebrity’s Rising Star award TORONTO — The Travel Agent Next Door has won the Celebrity Rising Star Award for 2018 in Canada. The award is given to an up-and-coming agency that is focused on a true partnership with Celebrity Cruises, says Flemming Friisdahl, Founder, The Travel Agent Next Door.“The Travel Agent Next Door has been exceptional in all of this criteria from the Leadership team to each one of the travel advisors,” says Brenda Lynne Yeomans, Celebrity Cruises Strategic Market Manager, Canada. “They have participated in everything Celebrity offers to better their knowledge of our brand and ships.”She adds: “Whether it has been seminars at sea, five star training academies, webinars, jet set fam trips, promoting and hosting groups, they tried it all! The excitement they are creating at The Travel Agent Next Door is wonderful and all of the hard work is coming to life. It is the can-do attitude, the willingness to take a chance, try something new, which is what I love about this agency group.”“We are extremely proud to have been recognized by Celebrity Cruises with the Rising Star Award,” says Friisdahl. “We look forward to continuing to grow our business with Celebrity and taking part in all of their initiatives.” Posted by Thursday, January 17, 2019 Share Tags: Awards, The Travel Agent Next Door, TTAND Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>