Since at least 1974, biologists have known that some male bats sing very much as songbirds do, and they warble for the same reasons: to defend territories and to attract mates. Recently, researchers have discovered that the tunes of some bats are even more complex and similar to bird song than first suspected. These bats’ melodies are structured, have multiple syllables, phrases, repeated patterns, and, of course, rhythm. Their songs also have syntax, meaning rules for how the phrases can be combined. But the rules are flexible, and a bat can improvise, singing a song his way. So far, scientists have identified 20 species of bat troubadours around the world. Here are some of the known bat songsters and their tunes.For more, see the News Feature in this week’s issue of Science.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
Rishabh Pant has reached New Zealand to join the Indian cricket team ahead of the three-match T20I series against the Blackcaps, starting Wednesday. Pant, who was rested for the ODI series vs Australia and New Zealand with MS Dhoni joining the team, is back with the team after an eventful tour in Australia.Soon after reaching New Zealand, Pant was seen at the nets working on his batting skills. Pant is known for his unorthodox and outlandish shots and he was once again at it in the nets.In a video posted by BCCI, Pant can be seen trying an outrageous shot at a yorker length delivery. The ball was coming right at Pant’s feet but he read the length, adjusted himself and smacked it away.Welcome to the T20 format. What would you call this shot from @RishabPant777 #TeamIndia #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/R5QTJNFtQIBCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2019Pant recently played two unofficial ODIs for India A against England Lions in a 5-match series and scored 73 not out in the fourth match which India A won by 6 wickets.Apart from Pant, some of the other Team India members were also seen in the nets ahead of the first T20I vs New Zealand in Wellington on Wednesday.Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were all gearing up for the T20I series before they go back home from a long overseas tour.While Karthik was polishing his throw as Pandya and Shankar looked on, Kuldeep was seen stretching himself.advertisementLet the T20Is begin #TeamIndia all set to take on the Kiwis for the 1st T20I tomorrow at Westpac Stadium #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/iHzeIL7390BCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2019Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were doing what they do best – hitting the ball away.Rohit Sharma will lead India for the T20I series as Virat Kohli was rested for the T20I series and the last two ODIs against New Zealand.Squad for T20Is: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik PandyaAlso Read | Rishabh Pant named ICC Emerging Player of the Year after stellar 2018 seasonAlso Read | ICC’s tribute to champion babysitter and champion cricketer Rishabh Pant is going viralAlso Read | Rishabh Pant posts photo with girlfriend Isha Negi. Fans can’t keep calmAlso Read | Rishabh Pant for World Cup 2019? Sachin Tendulkar weighs in with his thoughts
Delhi Capitals will hope to keep the juggernaut rolling when they take on Rajasthan Royals in an away IPL encounter in Jaipur on Monday.Delhi have been doing better at away games rather than at their home ground but Saturday night they managed to reverse that at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground with a five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, helping them remain on third spot in the points table.Rajasthan Royals also won their match here on Saturday by the same margin against a formidable Mumbai Indians as Steve Smith celebrated his return at the helm with a captain’s innings.With both teams rejuvenated after their respective victories, it will be an interesting battle for one-upmanship come Monday.However, Rajasthan would be a bit more desperate than Delhi as they are languishing at the second last position in the points table with just three wins from nine outings.Where will the IPL 2019 match between RR vs DC be played?The IPL 2019 match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur from 8 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between RR vs DC live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between RR vs DC?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between RR vs DC?advertisementRajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Steve Smith, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Liam Livingstone, Varun Aaron, Jos Buttler, Shahshank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul TripathiDelhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (WK), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Colin Munro, Manjot Kalra.Also Read | MS Dhoni magic leaves cricket fraternity in awe: Cricket needs Dhoni to write it’s scriptsAlso Read | MS Dhoni 1st Indian to hit 200 sixes in Indian Premier League
Premier League Liverpool vs Swansea: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:40 12/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Premier League Liverpool Liverpool v Swansea City Swansea City The Reds look to jump back into fourth place as they host struggling Swansea under interim manager Leon Britton at Anfield Liverpool look to get back to their winning ways and reclaim fourth place in the Premier League as they host struggling Swansea at Anfield on Boxing Day.While they sat in the fourth and final Champions League spot on Christmas, a Tottenham victory in the first game of the day means Jurgen Klopp’s men need a victory to jump back ahead of Spurs.The Reds are unbeaten in 13 games, but have three draws out of their last four Premier League fixtures, with a 3-3 thriller against Arsenal last Friday the latest. 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 Game Liverpool vs Swansea Date Tuesday, December 26 Time 17:30 GMT / 12:30 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM In the United States (US), the Premier League can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fuboTV The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event in the United Kingdom (UK). Goal will have live updates here. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event Sky Sports Go SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Mignolet, Karius Defenders Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip Midfielders Coutinho, Can, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain Forwards Firmino, Solanke, Salah, Mane, Ings Liverpool’s injury list grew longer against Arsenal as captain Jordan Henderson limped off inside 10 minutes. He is not available for the Swansea match.However, Liverpool will get the return of centre-back Joel Matip. Daniel Sturridge has not been fit to make the bench since Liverpool’s victory over Spartak Moscow, while Albert Moreno has also been missing since that contest Nathaniel Clyne, who has not featured this season, remains out. Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Robertson; Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah Position Swansea players Goalkeepers Fabianski, Nordfeldt Defenders Rangel, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Van der Hoorn, Naughton Midfielders Mesa, Carroll, Clucas, Fer, Fulton, Sanches, Dyer, Routledge Forwards Ayew, Abraham, Narsingh, McBurnie Kyle Naughton returns for the Swans despite going down with a groin injury against Crystal Palace.The Swans are missing Wilfried Bony, who is out with a hamstring injury, and Ki Sung-Yueng, who has a calf problem. Kyle Bartley will miss out with a knee problem.Swansea starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Mesa, Fer, Routledge; Carroll, Ayew, McBernie.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Liverpool are heavy 2/13 favourites according to dabblebet, with Swansea priced at 18/1 to beat the Reds. A bet that Liverpool will make it four draws out of five EPL games is priced at 17/1.Click here to see all of the markets dabblebet has on offer, including goalscoring odds, score predictions and more.GAME PREVIEW Liverpool jumped out to a 2-0 advantage on Arsenal in London on Friday, only to fall behind 3-2 over the space of five minutes and then snatch a point thanks to a Roberto Firmino equalizer. That result meant Liverpool failed to take advantage of two of the three teams ahead of them, Manchester United and Chelsea, dropping points over the weekend. A showdown with bottom-of-the-table Swansea, who have played one game under interim boss Leon Britton following the firing of Paul Clement, will be expected to result in three points for Jurgen Klopp’s men. But Liverpool have dropped points in their last two home games, with a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside Derby against Everton and a scoreless match against West Brom.With Tottenham again finding form, Liverpool will need to make the most of contests against Swansea, Leicester City and a tricky Burnley side, before a difficult two matches, first in the FA Cup against Everton and then a Premier League showdown with Manchester City. Meanwhile Swansea will be looking to repeat a bit of history. In January 2017, the relegation-threatened Swans traveled to Anfield and walked away with a 3-2 victory over the Reds, a key moment in their road to safety last season. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Twitter Share on WhatsApp Twitter Women’s football Lisa Evans in action for Arsenal. Photograph: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images Evans was part of the Scotland team which played in its first European Championship finals in the summer and the benefits of a team environment stick out for her. “I think any sport in general, whether it’s professional or amateur, gives you opportunities to be around people, be in a team environment,” she says. “It’s more like that in the women’s game as a whole. The men’s is much more about the individual now, but in women’s it’s all about team cohesion. That’s what’s so great about the vlog. It’s about four friends from different countries and different backgrounds who have all played together and now gone their separate ways.”Beckmann, who played in the US and Germany before she moved to Basel, where she has 12 goals in 12 games, has experienced football in the two biggest women’s footballing nations. “In America men’s football isn’t as big as men’s football in Europe. The women’s national team is more successful than the men’s national team and that’s why girls over there are more inspired by the US women’s team,” she explains. “I played a regular game in Portland and I think there were over 20,000 in the stadium. I’ve never played in front of so many people.”The weekly series is three weeks in and has attracted between 200,000 to 700,000 views per episode. Uefa is clearly hoping it can tap into the rise of the YouTube star and its slick cartoon graphics flit across the playful, Snapchat-esque amateur footage by the players.“I’ve been vlogging pretty much every day,” says Beckmann, who at one point balances the camera in her kitchen as she talks through making some cinnamon-heavy protein pancakes. “I’m really enjoying it. Sometimes it’s exhausting but every day I get more and more comfortable with the camera. I wouldn’t have imagined it being as much fun as it has been. The camera is my best friend right now.”Talking points• Last year’s FA Cup finalists, Manchester City and Birmingham, have been drawn against each other in the last 16 of this year’s competition. The final takes place at Wembley on 5 May. The fifth round draw: Arsenal v Millwall, Cardiff City v Charlton Athletic, Lewes v Everton, Sunderland v Aston Villa, Chichester City v Liverpool, Birmingham City v Manchester City, Chelsea v Doncaster Rovers Belles, Durham v Plymouth Argyle or Leicester City.• Having initially been scheduled to take place days after an international break, the Continental Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City has been moved to Wednesday 14 March at Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park.• The Norway international Andrine Hegerberg has left Birmingham City for Paris St-Germain. The 24-year-old joined Blues in 2016 and has been playing for her country since 2013. Hegerberg said: “Paris Saint-Germain is a wonderful new step in my career. It’s one of the best clubs in the world.”• Liverpool Ladies captain, Gemma Bonner, has been ruled out for two to three months having suffered ankle ligament damage in her side’s 2-0 league win over Bristol City. Manchester City’s captain Steph Houghton and goalkeeper Karen Bardsley sustained injuries during the league leaders’ 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Kingsmeadow last week. The extent of their injuries is yet to be confirmed. Share on Pinterest Share via Email The women’s blog features Share on Facebook • Perth Glory may have missed out on the chance to compete for a W-League Grand Final spot but their striker Sam Kerr has been confirmed as the league’s golden boot winner having scored 13 goals in nine games in the regular season. The Finals Series pits Sydney FC against Newcastle Jets before Brisbane Roar take on Melbourne City, all going for a place in the Grand Final.• The dates of the Champions League quarter-final matches have been confirmed. In the first legs Manchester City host the Swedish side Linköping and Montpellier host Chelsea on 21 March. Wolfsburg are at home to Slavia Prague and Lyon host Barcelona on 22 March. The second legs will take place on 28 March. Manchester City’s Steph Houghton. Photograph: Tom Flathers/Man City via Getty Images Read more Topics Holders Manchester City and 10-goal Chelsea progress in FA Women’s Cup Share on Messenger Uefa Evans is speaking after beginning a vlogging series for Uefa’s YouTube channel, Together #WePlayStrong alongside Basel’s German striker Eunice Beckmann and the Austrian internationals Sarah Zadrazil and Laura Feiersinger, who play for the German clubs Turbine Potsdam and Sand respectively.The four friends film their day-to-day lives, from training to grocery shopping, to give an insight into life as professional female athletes.Evans played for Glasgow City then moved to Germany with Turbine Potsdam and Bayern Munich before joining Arsenal in 2017. Recruited by their former manager, Pedro Martínez Losa, she is now filming a flavour of life at Arsenal under the new manager, Joe Montemurro.“I’m loving it so far. I love Joe, I think he’s great, no disrespect to Pedro – he’s obviously the one who brought me to the club – but I think Joe is going to take us to that next level,” she says. “He’s got a relaxed approach to football, his coaching style is relaxed and he likes to play possession-based football. For us as a team and a club, it’s the Arsenal way. It’s how we like to play football.”Having played at the top level in Germany, the 25-year-old has seen the benefits of the German approach to sports. “There’s higher participation in Germany across all sports, whether that be football or hockey or whatever, they’ve got it from a young age. There’s a whole different attitude towards the game there.” Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter The Football Association’s Gameplan for Growth, Together #WePlayStrong, Girls Active, This Girl Can: there has been a flurry of campaigns aimed at increasing girls’ participation in sports in recent years because the statistics are damning.Childhood obesity is at record levels. Fewer than a quarter of children meet minimum daily physical activity recommendations.The latest Office for National Statistics research shows girls still spend almost half the time boys do taking part in sport and are less likely to be involved in sport at all, with 38.8% of boys doing sport daily, compared with 26.4% of girls. But while the research continues to highlight the extent of the problem, all are grappling with how to do something about it.The Arsenal and Scotland player Lisa Evans believes using new technology to target teenagers is vital to increasing the profile of women in sport: “Social media is taking over and is the biggest thing out there for attracting people to anything – be it news, sport or entertainment. Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, they’re the growth markets for teenagers. So using them is one way we get to the age group we are targeting and hopefully can encourage them to play football.” Facebook Reuse this content
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan Stadium is now less than two hours away from hosting one of the biggest games of the Big Ten’s season, with Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines set to host Wisconsin.No. 12 Michigan is set to host No. 15 Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, Mich. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. E.T.Michigan fans are ready – too ready in some respects, probably.You ready yet? #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/PPaP38S1hO— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) October 13, 2018This Michigan fan’s NSFW sign for tonight’s game has been going viral on social media.Check it out:@bustedcoverage My Mistress Thinks I’m at Bible Study with the Urban Legend #CollegeGameDay #B1G #GoBlue #OnWisconsin #badgers #Michigan pic.twitter.com/KKzUxKBgQQ— Crystal Metheny (@UM_PartyQueen) October 13, 2018That’s a little much, maybe.Michigan and Wisconsin are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ABC.
New Delhi: Tainted Indian pacer S Sreesanth’s ban for alleged spot-fixing will end next August, BCCI Ombudsman D K Jain has ordered, observing that the cricketer is well past his prime having already served six years. The BCCI banned Sreesanth, who is now 36, for life in August 2013 along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan for indulging in alleged spot-fixing in the IPL of that year. But on March 15 this year, the Supreme Court set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee’s order. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhNow, in an order passed on August 7, Jain said “ends of justice” would be met by making it a seven-year suspension and letting him play next year. “…for Mr Sreesanth, who is now in his late thirties, his prime years as a Cricketer, particularly as a fast bowler may already be over,” Jain reasoned in his order. “… I am of the view that banning Mr. Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial Cricket or from associating with any activities of the BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of seven years with effect from 13.09.2013, i.e. the date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice,” Jain said in the order. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIn April this year, a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph said that Jain would reconsider within three months, the quantum of punishment for Sreesanth for his involvement in the spot-fixing episode. The BCCI, on February 28, told the apex court that the life ban imposed on Sreesanth was “fully sustainable in law” as he had “tried to influence” a match. Sreesanth’s lawyer countered the arguments and told the court that no spot-fixing took place during the IPL match and that allegations levelled against the cricketer were not substantiated by evidence. Senior advocate Parag Tripathi, appearing for the BCCI, referred to the recorded telephonic conversations in the matter and told the court that it was clear that money was demanded and was “probably received” also. He said there were allegations that Rs 10 lakh was paid to Sreesanth for conceding 14 runs in his second over in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kings XI Punjab at Mohali in May 2013.
GATINEAU, QUE. (NEWS 1130) – One of the areas hardest-hit by spring flooding is the Gatineau region in Quebec and that’s where the prime minister and that province’s premier got a first-hand look at the damage today.The Prime Minister and Quebec Premier taking a helicopter tour to examine the flooding and the damage it has caused #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/4H5AptpEto— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) May 11, 2017Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Philippe Couillard boarded a helicopter this morning to get a closer look at the effects of the powerful flood waters.Quebec’s General Financial Assistance Program regarding Actual or Imminent Disasters only covers the essentials such as $150 for dishes, $450 for one TV, $775 for bedroom furniture, $600 for a washer and $450 for a dryer. However, it doesn’t cover lost income, jewelry, sports equipment or even an air conditioner.Therese got emotional speaking about problems with receiving compensation #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/enHVQ1oti9— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) May 11, 2017 There is some extra relief for flood victims coming from the City of Gatineau. Affected residents can postpone their second tax payment, due by June 30th, to 2018, interest free.Questions still remain as to why the military wasn’t called in sooner, before water levels were knee to waist high, some houses were surrounded and several hundred had already evacuated their homes.Meantime, even as water levels continue to decline in some parts of Quebec, federal Environment Minister David Huertel is warning that the situation could deteriorate in other areas this weekend because of heavy rain. He says water levels are expected to remain stable in flooded areas in the Montreal area despite a forecast of weekend rain.A state of emergency will remain in effect in Montreal until Sunday, where 243 people have been evacuated and about 400 homes flooded.Prime Minister urges people to think about donating to Red Cross. Quebec Premier says he’s looking at ways to change compensation #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/EW2sjjWZ6A— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) May 11, 2017Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says 3,882 residences in the province have now been affected by the floods and that more than 2,700 people have had to leave their homes.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the military is deploying several hundred more soldiers to help with flood relief efforts in Quebec, bringing the total to 2,200.Rogers, the parent of this station, has a text-to-donate campaign to help those affected by flooding. Text FLOODS to 30333 to donate $10 to the Canadian Red Cross flood relief efforts in BC, Ontario and Quebec.
Mumbai: Naxals have killed 224 security forces’ personnel in Maharashtra since 1980, a senior state government official said Tuesday. The latest incident was on May 1 when 15 Quick Response Team personnel and their driver were killed in Jambhurkheda in the district’s Kurkheda tehsil after their vehicle was blown up with an improvised explosive device (IED). Apart from security forces, Naxals have also killed 571 civilians since 1980 while the Maoist ultras have seen 246 cadre gunned down in the same period, he said. “Calendar year 2018 was special as the police did not lose a single personnel while they managed to gun down 50 Naxals,” he said. “It is to be noted that of the 246 Naxals killed so far, 98 have been shot dead after 2014. The police force lost 19 personnel since 2014,” he said. Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Gondia have been declared Naxal-affected districts in Maharashtra by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The SLFP said that the party will study the contents of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe before taking any final decision. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had key meetings with President Maithripala Sirisena last night to discuss key issues.At least two separate meetings took place yesterday, one focused on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the other on establishing Local Government bodies and preparing for the May Day rally.
FILE – The Commack, N.Y., branch of Forest Laboratories, a Manhattan-based pharmaceutical company, is seen in this Aug. 4, 2004, file photo. Actavis PLC plans to buy Forest Laboratories Inc. in an approximately $25 billion cash-and-stock combination that will create a drugmaker with a product portfolio that includes drugs like the Alzheimer’s disease treatment Namenda. (AP Photo/Newsday, Jim Peppler, File) Actavis to buy Forest Labs in $25 billion cash-and-stock drugmaker combination AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Tom Murphy And Linda A. Johnson, The Associated Press Posted Feb 18, 2014 5:27 am MDT Actavis PLC plans to buy Forest Laboratories Inc. for about $25 billion, catapulting little-known Actavis into the world’s No. 15 drugmaker, with an unusual one-stop-shopping model giving it an edge: more face time with doctors.U.S. physicians, increasingly crunched for time, keep reducing how many drugmaker sales reps they see. Forest gives Actavis not just a broader product line, but also its big U.S. sales force, which now can promote a half-dozen Forest and Actavis products at each doctor visit. That likely will result in more time and more options to present to primary care doctors, compared to rival brand-name drugmakers whose sales reps promote one or two drugs.“They have just figured out a way to maximize use of time” with doctors, WBB Securities analyst Steve Brozak said Tuesday. “There’s no way big Pharma can compete with this.”Actavis, based in Dublin, calls itself a specialty pharmaceutical company, but it sells several hundred generic, brand-name and nonprescription medicines generally prescribed by family doctors, from birth control pills to infection drugs. Its specialty drugs include osteoporosis treatment Actonel, other drugs for women’s health, and dermatology and urology medicines. And it’s partnering with biotech giant Amgen Inc. to develop five biosimilars — like generic versions of ultra-expensive biologic drugs made in living cells.Still, Actavis needed a bigger U.S. presence and more brand-name drugs to keep growing. New York-based Forest brings all that, including branded drugs Namenda for Alzheimer’s disease, Saphris for schizophrenia, Linzess for chronic constipation and antidepressant Viibryd.Actavis said it will pay $26.04 in cash and a third of an Actavis share for each Forest share. The total, per-share price of $89.48 is about 25 per cent more than Forest’s $71.39 closing price Friday.Paul Bisaro, chairman and CEO of Actavis, said the combination will now have six drugs awaiting approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and 10 others in late-stage patient testing, including three biologic drugs.“It pushes us up the food chain a little bit,” Bisaro said of the deal. “We don’t have an objective of size. What we have is an objective of growth for our shareholders.”The cash-and-stock deal, expected to close by mid-year, will give Actavis about $15 billion in combined revenue, compared with $4.66 billion in the first nine months of 2013. The company reports 2013 results Thursday.On Tuesday, U.S.-traded shares of Actavis rose 5 per cent to $201.47. Forest shares were up nearly 28 per cent at $91.04. Both are near 52-week highs.The move caps an impressive run for Actavis. Back in 2006, it was a little Icelandic company with barely $700 million in annual revenue and big trouble with U.S. regulators. Two Actavis factories in Totowa, N.J., and one in Little Falls, N.J., repeatedly failed FDA inspections from that year through 2008, when the company recalled a heart drug because tablets were much too thick. Actavis, also accused of selling older, never-approved drugs, shut down the three New Jersey plants the following year.Today’s Actavis bears little resemblance. After Actavis made a bunch of smaller acquisitions, late in 2012 Bisaro engineered its $5.6 billion merger with his company at the time, generic drugmaker Watson Pharmaceuticals. The combined company kept the Actavis name — better known outside the U.S. —then bought Ireland-based Warner Chilcott last May for $8.5 billion and incorporated there, likely to reduce its tax bill. Its U.S. administrative headquarters are in Parsippany, N.J.The deal helps Forest, squeezed by generic competition to major drugs such as anxiety and depression drug Lexapro. Despite launching several new drugs, including Viibryd, Forest took an annual loss in fiscal 2012. And it’s reportedly faced pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn, its second-largest shareholder.Forest CEO Brent Saunders, who took over last fall, a few weeks ago completed a $2.9 billion purchase of Aptalis, which makes gastrointestinal and cystic fibrosis treatments. And Saunders launched plans to cut about 500 jobs and trim $500 million in costs.Actavis said it expects within three years to see $1 billion in “operating and tax synergies” from the Forest deal.Bisaro will remain chairman and CEO of Actavis, while Saunders and some other Forest board members will join the Actavis board.___AP Business Writer Tom Murphy reported from Indianapolis, while Linda A. Johnson reported from Trenton, N.J.
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee, meeting this month in Cambodia, is reviewing 32 proposed sites and reviewing several already on the list.In selecting Fuijisan, as it is officially known, the Committee said the beauty of the solitary, often snow-capped, stratovolcano “rising above villages and tree-fringed sea and lakes has long inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimages.”In the 12th century, Fujisan became the centre of training for ascetic Buddhism. The inscribed property consists of 25 sacred sites including Sengen-jinja shrines, Oshi lodging houses and waterfalls.The Committee today also selected to honour Al Zubarah Archaeological Site in Qatar, country’s first inscription. The walled coastal town of Al Zubarah in the Gulf flourished as a pearling and trading centre in the late 18th century and early 19th centuries, before it was destroyed and finally abandoned in the 1900s. Its remains, which include palaces, mosques, streets and fishermen’s huts, were protected by a layer of sand blown from the desert.UNESCO called the site “an outstanding testimony to an urban trading and pearl-diving tradition” which eventually led to the emergence of modern day Gulf States. Also honoured for the first time today, Fiji’s Levuka Historical Port Town has been added to the list. The town and its low line of buildings set among coconut and mango trees along the beach front was the first colonial capital of Fiji, ceded to the British in 1874. Noting its “unique landscape,” the UN agency said the site was a rare example of a late colonial port town that was influenced in its development by the indigenous community which continued to outnumber the European settlers. In Portugal, the Committee honoured the University of Coimbra which over seven centuries became a reference in the development of other institutions of higher learning in the Portuguese-speaking world. The UN agency also inscribed the Historic Centre of Agadez in Niger which is known as the gateway to the Sahara desert. Developed in the 15th and 16th centuries, the historic centre of the city was an important crossroads of the caravan trade. Its structures include a 27 meters high minaret made entirely of brick, the highest such structure in the world.From Canada, UNESCO honoured the Red Bay Basque whaling station established by mariners in the 16th century and now provides “the earliest, most complete and best preserved testimony of the European whaling tradition.” The station was used for 70 years before the local whale population was depleted. In a separate meeting, the UN Committee inscribed the Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces in China. Created by the Hani people over the past 1,300 years, the terraces are a complex system of channels to bring water from the forested mountaintops. They are used by 82 villages for farming that involves buffalos, cattle, ducks, fish and eel, and supports the production of the area’s primary crop, red rice. The Committee also honoured Lesotho’s Sehlabathebe National Park as an extension to the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in South Africa, which is now to be named Maloti Drakensberg Tranboundary World Heritage Site. Members praised the “spectacularly beautiful watershed area” that hosts flora and fauna of scientific importance. It is also home to three endangered species, the Maloti Minnow, a species of fish found only in the Park, and the Cape and Bearded Vultures. Also today, UNESCO held an inauguration ceremony at Vietnman’s My Son Sanctuary which has been undergoing 16 years of excavation and restoration work. The tower temples and monuments were once part of the religious and political capital of the Champa KingdomUnder steady rainfall, dancers and musicians lined the path leading through lush forest to the G Group of monuments, where a brief religious ceremony was held to consecrate the restored 16 structures. UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova awarded certificates to these local workers in recognition of their contribution to help excavate, clean and document artefacts, and restore the brick structures using techniques specially developed for the purpose.A World Heritage Site since 1999, the My Son Sanctuary, located in Quang Nam province amidst a hilly landscape, comprises eight groups of 71 monuments built throughout the 7th to 13th centuries. The site is one of six, along with Preah Vihear pictured above, included in a sub-regional exhibit now on show in museums in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The project, which also includes pieces from Angkor, Vat Phou, the Ho Citadel and the Thang Long Citadel aims to highlight the interconnections of these sites and populations, in addition to the role of Southeast Asia in global history. The exhibits consist of panels developed by the Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum centres around the theme of the historical context and discovery of the � Buddhist statues from Banteay Kdei in Angkor”. They follow the common themes developed by UNESCO and experts on “Natural World” and “Trade and Exchange”.
“This is the first time ever in Samoa that you produce electricity from biogas,” said Mina Weydalh, Energy Analyst and acting head of the energy unit at the UN Development Programme (UNDP) office in the country. “It’s not a new technology. They do it in Europe, and they do it in China. But it’s new in Samoa.” To showcase the bio-fuel partnership, delegates at the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference set to begin on Monday in the Samoan capital, Apia, will be riding around in 15 six-seater electric carts partially fueled by organic waste. The project is run by UNDP, along with Samoa’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).MNRE’s collaboration with the non-governmental organization ‘Youth With A Mission’ laid the foundation for the project. “The system we have here is not big enough to power all those golf carts completely but we are going to give them a little top up,” Ms. Weydalh told the UN News Centre standing next to a cart that was being charged from a biogas digester. Reminiscent of a large white propane tank, the biogas digester breaks down organic waste through a fermentation process that does not use air. The methane is then fed into a generator to produce electricity. In the southern coast village of Piu, plans are underway to use this same technology to build a much larger bio-digester that can provide power for six families. Additional energy can be sold back to the national grid, generating income for the community. The project is part of the regional Pacific Island Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Programme (PIGGAREP). Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the project is now supporting Piu to build and manage a power station fuelled entirely by local organic waste. The Danish Government, added another $3 million to be used by Samoa and eight other countries in the region.“This project is quite interesting because we are going to use a vine, it’s called the Merremia vine. That is an invasive vine to Samoa and, if you go out to the outer areas of Samoa, you’ll see it covers everything,” Ms. Weydalh noted, describing a type of ‘Morning Glory’. The vine is blamed for killing more than 60 per cent of Samoa’s forests. But as biomass, it could be fuel for bioenergy. “The goal is to demonstrate the viability of biogas solutions on the island, while at the same time stopping the spread of the invasive vine,” UNDP has said. Samoa, like many other Pacific island states, is very heavily dependent on generators that run on either diesel or petrol, and which have to be shipped to the island. The country imports up to 100 million litres of petrol per year, of which nearly half are used for transport, according to official figures. Seventy per cent of the power consumption in Samoa comes from fossil fuel, according to the UN agency. Most of the remaining 30 per cent is hydro power. “Samoa is lucky because they have a little bit of mountains,” said Ms.Weydalh, “but many of the island states are flat. They’re atoll, so they don’t have any hydro because you need a little height difference to do hydro.”Biogas, then, offers potential for development in small island developing states, particularly at the community level. Whereas wind or hydropower systems can be large generating thousands of megawatts, bio-fuel systems such as the one being demonstrated the UN conference is “something that a smaller village or a smaller household in the community can invest in,” the energy expert noted. She added that the price of one kilowatt hour in Samoa is roughly an “extremely expensive” 45 cents, as compared with the rest of the world. As the UN conference on small island developing states officially kicks on Monday, the carts run on bio-fuel are meant to be reminders of successful partnerships and how to expand them.“This can produce electricity,” Ms. Weydalh said. “That’s what we’re demonstrating here, to get people talking.”
Yes, this nifty Dick Tracy-esque device really is called WiMe (why me). And it’s not a smartwatch in the same sense as devices like the MotoActv, Sony SmartWatch, or Pebble. The WiMe is actually a full-fledged smartphone scaled all the way down to a mostly wrist-friendly size. It measures roughly five centimeters by three, and it’s 10.2mm thick.The face of the WiMe features a 1.54-inch resistive touchscreen with a native resolution of 240 by 240 pixels. Unsurprisingly, that matches up exactly with Apple’s sixth generation iPod nano. That’s where the similarities end, really — apart from the obviously iOS-inspired icons at the bottom of the WiMe’s home screen.The remainder of the spec sheet isn’t all that impressive. WiMe offers just 2GB of internal storage and there’s no microSD expansion slot. There’s room for a SIM card, of course, but only GSM networks are supported. No camera is included either, so you won’t be using the WiMe as a watch on your next covert espionage operation. Its battery provides just 300mAh of juice, less than half what you’d expect from an entry level featurephone.But for $100, the WiMe is still kind of slick. If your carrier of choice utilizes the GSM standard and you’re in the market for a stealthy back-up phone that you don’t have to wrestle in and out of a pocket every time you want to check it, why not slap this little number on your wrist?via WiMe
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A dinner was held in honour of the Australian Ambassador to Greece, H.E. Jenny Bloomfield by the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) this week. The Australian Ambassador to Greece was in Melbourne for mid-term consultations and HACCI welcomed the opportunity to meet with her to discuss developments in Greece and Australia-Greece relations. Ms Bloomfield updated HACCI on the progress of the Greek Australian Business Council based in Athens of which she is Honourary President and instrumental in its establishment last August. Ms Bloomfield stated that the HABC has begun to undertake some activity and is confident that with time it will become an invaluable conduit and source of information connecting Greek and Australian businesses and that it will contribute decisively to the broader development of economic and trade relations between Greece and Australia. In turn, HACCI gave the Ambassador an overview of the recent success of the Trade Delegation that visited Australia from Thessaloniki at the end of November including the overwhelming positive feedback received from the 16 participating companies who had over 100 B2B meetings organised for them by HACCI in Melbourne, and who see solid business leads and prospects in Australia based on the connections made here. Ms Bloomfield congratulated HACCI on its programs and initiatives and on the important role it plays in the Hellenic-Australian community. She emphasised the importance of HACCI’s efforts to strengthen and further develop the bilateral trade relationship between Australia and Greece while preserving and building on the foundations of new connections and associations. The Ambassador reiterated her commitment to supporting HACCI’s efforts to establish stronger bilateral relations between the two countries and expressed her wish to assist by supporting further projects in this regard in the future. HACCI thanked her for her support and will continue to work closely with both her office and the HABC in Athens.
KUSI Newsroom, August 15, 2018 Posted: August 15, 2018 Mark Larson on the divided San Diego City Council 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 SettingsKUSI contributor Mark Larson was in studio to talk about the divided San Diego City Council and the impact the division is having on the city. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
BOYNTON BEACH (WSVN) — Police have released a sketch of a man identified as a person of interest in a pair of shootings — including one that ended in death — Wednesday, on Interstate 95.The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office released the sketch on Thursday as they searched for the people behind two shootings that left Antoine Smith dead.Smith, 31, died after being shot while driving on I-95.It happened late Wednesday morning after the gray SUV suspected of carrying the shooter crashed into a woman driving on I-95 and took off. When she followed to see the vehicle’s license plate, a passenger in the car opened fire.Around the same time, police responded to a shooting down the road that left Smith dead.Officials believe the two shootings were connected.RELATED: Detectives locate SUV similar to vehicle involved in deadly I-95 shootingPBSO detectives have since located a gray Kia Soul SUV, which may be the SUV involved in the shootings. They said it matches the description of the of the SUV where the shots came from. If the person in the sketch looks familiar call Palm Beach Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MEMPHIS (WSVN) — A Memphis couple was so in sync, they unknowingly planned to propose to each other on the same day, at the same place.Becky McCade and her girlfriend Jessa Gillaspie were on a date at the Memphis Zoo, when McCade pulled out a ring, got down on one knee and popped the question.However, instead of saying yes, Gillaspie instead rushed and grabbed her own purse, and pulled out her own ring. A video of the adorable moment took off and went viral.The brides-to-be said, in part, “We had no idea this would blow up so quickly! But I can’t say I’m not thrilled, because all I’ve ever wanted was for Beck and the world to know how much l love her. We are overwhelmed with all of the positive responses.”So far, there is no word on a wedding date for the couple.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — An Italian bakery may soon be coming to Wilmington, and a familiar name is attached to the project.Rick Lowe, co-owner of Tremezzo, is seeking to put a bakery in at the former Edible Arrangements location in the Square One Plaza at 2 Lowell Street.“We are close to signing a lease,” Lowe told Wilmington Apple. “It would be just a couple of doors down from our [Tremezzo] restaurant.”While still in its early stages, the bakery will likely be called “Josie’s Market and Bakery,” named after Lowe’s wife’s Italian grandmother.“We will have some great meats, cheeses, Italian breads, cakes, cupcakes, and more,” said Lowe. “We have an incredibly talented pastry chef who will blow your socks off!”Wilmington Apple is told that fans of Tremezzo are guaranteed to love Josie’s Market and Bakery!As Tremezzo celebrates its 4-year anniversary in town this month, Lowe, James Martin and their team hope to bring another successful, popular business to Wilmington in 2019.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank You To Our Sponsor: WOW Factor Auto Detailing Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW RESTAURANT ALERT: Tremezzo Pizzeria To Open Soon In WilmingtonIn “Business”COMING SOON: Josie’s Bakery Receives Approval From Selectmen, Likely To Open In Mid-AprilIn “Business”Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Wilmington Bakery Set For February 27In “Business”
Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsSwatting Attack Targets Fortnite World Champion Playing Fortnite on New Year’s Eve? The game is throwing an epic in-game event to help you dance the night away.Epic Games set up the in-game event, which will feature a giant disco ball dropping from the sky and have all players get groovy on the map, Engadget reported.Every time the clock hits 12 a.m. in a different time zone, Epic Games will launch the event. So if you’re *not* ready for your moves or the countdown, you’ll have multiple chances to celebrate.AdChoices广告2019 NEW YEAR LEAKED!?!?! pic.twitter.com/T8t81LPEOQ— dakotaz (@dakotaz) December 31, 2018Some players though have been surprised at this random dance party on Fortnite. Epic Games had to remind players that it’s New Years Day in other time zones, so they’re not thrown off during their game time.Woke up to learn that many Fortnite players are unaware of time zones. We’re an educational and international game.Happy New Year to you if you’re already in 2019! https://t.co/CnqzyXfFE5— Nick Chester (@nickchester) December 31, 2018So, if you suddenly see a glittery disco ball dropping from the sky, fireworks, and spontaneous dancing when you play Fortnite, you’ll know why. Plus, your character can break out some moves, so who can complain about that?More on Geek.com:Alfonso “Carlton” Ribeiro Sues Epic Over ‘Fortnite’ DancesInfinity Blade Leaves App Store, Comes to ‘Fortnite’‘Fortnite’ and Stormy Daniels Dominate Pornhub’s Top Searches in 2018 Stay on target