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StateoftheArt Treatment System Cleans Groundwater at Former Pease AFB

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The collaborative effort to clean up groundwater contaminated with PFAS chemicals at the former Pease AFB, N.H., will allow the site “to serve as a model for the rest of the country,” New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) said last week following a tour of a new $9.3 million pump-and-treat system at the base’s former firefighting training area. “We’ve got some history that has allowed us to hopefully get ahead and deal with the problem early,” Shaheen said, reported Seacoastonline.com.The treatment plant, which began operations in April, is one element of the estimated $35 million to $40 million the Air Force has spent to address extremely high levels of PFAS at what is now home to the Pease International Tradeport. The state-of-the-art system uses granulated activated carbon as well as resins to remove the contaminants from water. While the plant is reducing the presence of PFAS from water coming into it to “non-detect” levels,  it is expected to take at least five to 10 years before the concentration of PFAS in the groundwater at the site begins to drop, said Stephen TerMaath, chief of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s BRAC Program Management Division.Air Force photo by Alex Grotewohllast_img read more


September 13, 2019 0

Ketchikan council votes to ban pot sales

first_imgThe Ketchikan City Council on Thursday voted to ban the commercial sale of marijuana within city limits. Mayor Lew Williams III requested the issue be brought before the Council. Williams says he doesn’t oppose the sale of certain items but is concerned with oils, concentrates and edibles. Download Audio“Oils and the edibles, I think, are just made for a younger audience. For this community, I am dead against having that sold within the City of Ketchikan. The other stuff – they can grow it, they can smoke it, it’s legalized in the state, it doesn’t inhibit anybody’s usage.”Under current state law, municipalities can opt out of commercial sales completely, but, if they approve sales, they cannot restrict the types of products sold.Councilmember Dick Coose made the motion to prohibit commercial marijuana sales within the City of Ketchikan. That motion was seconded by Councilmember Bob Sivertsen.Coose says he sees no benefit to the City or the people.“And they say, ‘What do you mean, don’t you believe or trust the voters?’ And I say, sometimes voters don’t always get it right. This is one of them which I think is wrong because there are too many dangers out there. If people are going to smoke it, they’ve got that opportunity. They can grow it in their house and they can share it. But we don’t have to make it readily available, especially the edibles and the other things.”Coose says if people want to smoke pot, they already can do so. Cultivation for personal use is now legal. He says he’s concerned that regulations do not allow a municipality to control THC concentrations. THC is the chemical that gives marijuana most of its psychological effects.  Coose added that he does not believe the City would make much money from sales.Sivertsen made an amendment to the initial motion. Rather than making a final decision, he suggested the Council recommend to the local Ad Hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee that commercial marijuana sales be prohibited.  Sivertsen says a vote at this time was premature since the State is still revising regulations.  He too expressed concerns about concentrates.Councilmember Judy Zenge says voters approved the use of marijuana and their wishes should be honored, with restrictions.“Now Bob (Sivertsen) might be talking to the 920 people who voted no, but apparently I’ve been speaking to the 1154 people who voted yes. Marijuana is legal and there are going to be some people that are going to need some help with that. Just like folks who have alcohol dependency were going to end up with people that have pot dependency.”Zenge says not everyone who uses marijuana will become dependent on it, just like everyone who drinks does not become an alcoholic.  She says taxes can help address dependency issues. Zenge also says she doesn’t understand why people oppose retail stores because the products have to be tested and THC concentrations reported.The Council rejected Sivertsen’s amendment to send a recommendation to the Marijuana Advisory Committee rather than make a final decision.The Council then voted on the main motion to prohibit commercial marijuana sales within city limits.The motion passed 5-2 with Councilmembers Coose, Sivertsen, Dave Kiffer, Janalee Gage and Julie Isom voting in favor of prohibiting commercial sales. Councilmembers Zenge and KJ Harris voted against the motion.Harris is the City’s representative on the Ad Hoc Marijuana Advisory Committee. He asked if he should continue to attend committee meetings given the Council’s decision to prohibit sales. Mayor Williams says he would leave that decision up to Harris. Kiffer says nothing is ever final and having a City presence on the committee would be beneficial.Also Thursday night the Council postponed adopting the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Additional budget meetings are scheduled for December 8th, 9th and 14th.  The next regular meeting of the Ketchikan City Council is December 17th.  All meetings begin at 7:00 pm in City Council Chambers.last_img read more


September 9, 2019 0

Pakistani cricketer ImamulHaq accused of multiple affairs on social media as tweet

first_imgImam-ul-Haq’s performance in ODI’s so far has been good.Twitter/Imam Ul HaqPakistani cricketer Imam-ul-Haq has been accused of having multiple affairs on social media after a Twitter user tweeted screenshots of his Whatsapp chats with several girls alleging that he cheated on them.The Twitter user wrote that the cricketer was dating 7-8 women at a time and used to manipulate them. He also told them that he is single. “So apparently Mr. @ImamUlHaq12 was dating 7 to 8 (that we know of) women and kept using them and manipulating them. He kept telling them the whole time how he’s single. Some of the screenshots attached from girl 1,” the tweet read.The tweet has become viral on social media and is been heavily condemned by many Twitteratis while many of them think it is fake. Some of them even resorted to criticising the girls for getting involved in such an affair.It’s very shameful!!!! He played with so many girls!— Komal Shahid (@ArmedWithWords) July 24, 2019 We consider this all shameful because of @imamulhaq12 had an affair with 6 girls. I mean isnt it shamelful that all these 6 girls had affair with one guy. why one thing is good for a girl and bad for a boy. both should be ashamed of themselves if they dont cherish it.— Hassan Abid (@HassanAb_1) July 24, 2019The Twitter handle from which the Whatsapp chat was posted has been deleted but the screenshots have been circulated on the social media platform. Pakistan team were walloped by West Indies. ReutersPakistani opener Imam-ul-Haq scored a century in the dead rubber fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh. He even scored a half-century against Australia in a group stage fixture which Pakistan eventually lost by 41 runs. The Men in Green bowed out of the World Cup even though they had the same points with fourth-placed New Zealand who qualified, because of a poor net run rate. Pakistan, even after winning the last four matches of the group stage could not qualify for the semi-finals as they lost track at the start of the tournament and it was too late to make a comeback.last_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

Katy Perry stole Christian rappers beat for Dark Horse says jury

first_img Share This! Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,5 issues religious liberals will be tuned to in the Democratic debates Share This! TagsChike Ojukwu Christian rap copyright Dark Horse Dr. Luke Emanuel Lambert Flame homepage featured Joyful Noise Katy Perry Marcus Gray,You may also like By: Andrew Dalton By: Andrew Dalton News Andrew Dalton,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By their tweets you will know them: The Democrats’ continuing God gap August 30, 2019 Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws August 30, 2019 By: Andrew Dalton Indonesian Haul festival recalls pre-Islamic culture center_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Opinion Share This! News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday (July 29) found that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song. The unanimous decision represented a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist.The verdict by a nine-member federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom came five years after Marcus Gray and two co-authors first sued in 2014 alleging “Dark Horse” stole from “Joyful Noise,” a song Gray released under the stage name Flame.The case now goes to a penalty phase, where the jury will decide how much Perry and other defendants owe for copyright infringement.Questions from the jury during its two full days of deliberations had suggested that jurors might find only some of the defendants liable for copyright infringement. The case focused on the notes and beats of the song, not its lyrics or recording, and the questions suggested that Perry might be off the hook.But in a decision that left many in the courtroom surprised, jurors found all six songwriters and all four corporations that released and distributed the songs were liable, including Perry and Sarah Hudson, who wrote only the song’s words, and Juicy J, who only wrote the rap he provided for the song. Perry was not present when the verdict was read.Other defendants found liable were Capitol Records and Perry’s producers: Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut, who came up with the song’s beat.Gray’s attorneys argued that the beat and instrumental line featured through nearly half of “Dark Horse” are substantially similar to those of “Joyful Noise.” Gray wrote the song with his co-plaintiffs Emanuel Lambert and Chike Ojukwu.“Dark Horse,” a hybrid of pop, rap and hip-hop sounds that was the third single of Perry’s 2013 album “Prism,” spent four weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2014 and earned a Grammy nomination for Perry, who performed the song during her 2015 Super Bowl halftime show.Her attorneys argued that the song sections in question represent the kind of simple musical elements that if found to be subject to copyright would hurt music and all songwriters.“They’re trying to own basic building blocks of music, the alphabet of music that should be available to everyone,” Perry’s lawyer Christine Lepera said during closing arguments Thursday.The defendants’ musical expert testified that the musical patterns in dispute were as simple as “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”But the jury of six women and three men disagreed, finding that the bumping beat and riff at the center of “Joyful Noise” were original enough to be copyrighted.Perry and the song’s co-authors testified during the seven-day trial that none of them had heard the song or heard of Gray before the lawsuit, nor did they listen to Christian music.Gray’s attorneys had only to demonstrate, however, that “Joyful Noise” had wide dissemination and could have been heard by Perry and her co-authors. They provided as evidence that it had millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify, and that the album it’s included on was nominated for a Grammy.“They’re trying to shove Mr. Gray into some gospel music alleyway that no one ever visits,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Michael A. Kahn during closing arguments, when he also pointed out that Perry had begun her career as a Christian artist.Jurors agreed, finding that the song was distributed widely enough that the “Dark Horse” writers may well have heard it.Kahn and Gray declined to comment but smiled as they left the courtroom after the verdict.Lepera and other defense attorneys also declined to comment outside court. Perry’s publicist did not immediately return an email message seeking comment Monday evening.Perry, a 34-year-old pop superstar and “American Idol” judge, brought laughs to the proceedings when she testified during its second day when her lawyers were having technical troubles getting “Dark Horse” to play in the courtroom.“I could perform it live,” Perry said.No performance was necessary after the audio issues were fixed. Jurors heard both songs played back-to-back in their entirety at the end of closing arguments last week. Andrew Dalton Share This! Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is ‘stirring’ August 29, 2019last_img read more


September 3, 2019 0

Follow This King of the Hill Screens Twitter

first_img You don’t have enough useful or funny feeds clogging your social media. We’re here to change that. Welcome to Geek.com’s Follow This, a weekly highlight of feeds and channels you should be following.Twitter bots can be treacherous if used to engage in social engineering. They can also be tedious if they’re set to put out content at regular intervals without a wide enough pool of resources to build tweets with. King of the Hill Screens on Twitter is neither. It’s a consistent and fascinating source of weird humor, all based on a simple premise.King of the Hill Screens is a Twitter bot with a very basic function: Every 30 minutes, it tweets out a single random screen capture from the entire run of King of the Hill. No commentary, no context, no statement about it of any kind. Just a random screen every half hour. It’s fascinating.I know King of the Hill isn’t for everyone, and that’s what makes this so compelling. The show was so full of the driest humor ever animated, taking the direct gags and laughs from The Simpsons and replacing them with a vaguely offputting combination of familiarity and total otherness. Every character was an onion of alternating layers of quiet mundanity and burgeoning eccentricity, like a far more subtle and less spoon-shaped version of Bob’s Burgers.It also had Toby Huss (Artie, the Strongest Man in the World from The Adventures of Pete & Pete) pulling double-duty as Hank’s diminutive, abusive grandfather Cotton and overcompensating Laotian neighbor Khan. Toby Huss is a freaking treasure and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.King of the Hill didn’t have the most impressive art of, well, any animated show that took up an 8:30 Fox timeslot. Flat, plain, fairly dull colors, generally potato-shaped characters with slightly too-small eyes. It didn’t look great. But that’s part of the appeal, too. Because these screencaps show just how weird it could look, made weirder with the complete lack of context. It’s amazing.If you want more unsettling sights, check out Japan’s debate over sexy light novel covers, or read our list of the 11 best fictional head trips, or watch this thing.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Follow This: Sega CD Games (Twitter)Follow This: Stop Skeletons From Fighting (YouTube) Stay on targetlast_img read more


September 1, 2019 0

Govt to distribute sugar flour mustard oil at subsidised rate for Puja

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government is all set to distribute sugar, flour and mustard oil at a subsidised rate ahead of Durga Puja, under a special package.The state Food and Supplies department will be distributing the same through its fair price shops across the state. It may be mentioned that the state government has been providing this special package during the Puja days for the past few years. According to an official of the state Food and Supplies department, beneficiaries under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and State Priority Ration Cards (SPHH) will be getting sugar, flour and mustard oil at a subsidised rate. It has been learnt that each family will get 500 gram sugar and the same quantity of flour in the months of October and November. They will be getting sugar and flour at a subsidised rate of Rs 30 and Rs 23 respectively. Similarly, they will also be getting mustard oil at a subsidised rate as well. It will benefit a large section of people in the state during Durga Puja, Kali Puja and Chhath Puja in the month of October and November.It may be mentioned that the department also provides a similar package during Ramzan.last_img read more


August 31, 2019 0

After IGNOU KVIC bags order from IIIT

first_imgHere is some good news from the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). After bagging order of different varieties of Khadi Silk’s robe with Angawastram from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in March this year, the KVIC has bagged fresh order from Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad for supply of 543 Khadi jackets and 450 Angavastram.KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that aimed to be used during the upcoming convocation ceremony of IIIT, the order gives a wide message. “This order can be trendsetter for other educational institutions as Khadi carries a unique Indianness. This order contains blue denim khadi jacket, green printed khadi jacket and lemon yellow printed khadi jacket. I am very much sure that in the long-run, the jackets and the Angavastram – made by our artisans with their ‘golden hands’ will be a unique model for the convocation attire for all the noted academic institutions,” he said. It may be noted that this order from IIIT is worth over Rs 7 lakh and KVIC has been asked to supply over nearly 1000 Khadi Jackets and Angawastram.last_img read more


August 31, 2019 0

Infinix VFiBP Vascular XRay Offered With Large MidSized Flat Panel Detectors

first_imgTechnology | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 01, 2009 Infinix VF-i/BP Vascular X-Ray Offered With Large, Mid-Sized Flat Panel Detectors November 2, 2009 — Increasing the flexibility and diagnostic capabilities in bi-plane vascular X-ray imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduces the all new Infinix VF-i/BP with large and mid-sized flat panel detectors. The large and mid-sized flat panel detectors provide clinicians with the ability to obtain critical variations in angle combinations while providing the necessary anatomical coverage, creating the optimal universal bi-plane vascular X-ray system for any clinical application.The new Infinix VF-i/BP features Toshiba’s new mid-sized 12-inch by 12-inch flat panel detector on the lateral plane, combined with the large 12-inch by 16-inch flat panel detector on the frontal plane to allow clinicians additional and steeper angle combinations. The combination of the mid-sized and large detector panels makes this system the most flexible bi-plane vascular X-ray system available, according to the company.The mid-sized, high-resolution 12-inch by 12-inch flat panel detector enables physicians to conduct a variety of bi-plane applications, allowing for steep, compound bi-plane projections. For example, during neurological exams, the mid-sized panel enables clinicians to image at different angles in order to obtain images that best illustrate the pathology. The long field-of-view of the large panel makes it ideal for carotid interventions because it provides optimal coverage from proximal guiding catheter to distal safety device during carotid angioplasties.The large 12-inch by 16-inch flat panel detector on the five-axis frontal plane can be utilized as a single plane in the imaging of large anatomical regions such as chest and abdomen, as well as peripherals. The five-axis C-arm provides noteworthy patient access and anatomical coverage for a floor-mounted C-arm.Developed based on the popular Infinix-i series platform, the Infinix VF-i/BP is a floor-mounted frontal/ceiling-mounted lateral bi-plane system featuring multi-axis positioners with unique movement capabilities. These features allow physicians to complete procedures quickly and comfortably, reducing procedure times and improving overall departmental workflow.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Related Content Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. 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August 27, 2019 0

Anderson Vacations new tour collection showcases Canada from coast to coast

first_imgTags: Anderson Vacations, Canada Thursday, February 2, 2017 Share Travelweek Group CALGARY — Just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday, Anderson Vacations has announced the launch of its newest collection of 2017-2018 escorted tours in Canada, the U.S. and the South Pacific.“The unique tours in this brochure travel to every province and territory in Canada, and we invite you to travel with us as we journey from coast to coast, through the rugged Rocky Mountains, the golden prairies, along the mighty St. Lawrence and into the Arctic Circle,” said Shannon Brand, Anderson Vacations’ Tour Manager.In addition to tours in Canada, the company is highlighting new exploratory itineraries in the U.S. (including Alaska) and the South Pacific, with gems like Vanuatu, Samoa and New Caledonia front and centre.Travel agencies who have yet to receive their copy of the new brochure can call 1-866-814-7378 or email bookings@andersonvacations.com. They can also visit andersonvacations.ca/requestBrochure.center_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Anderson Vacations’ new tour collection showcases Canada from coast to coastlast_img read more


August 19, 2019 0

Regional fair in Costa Rica to offer 60 franchise options

first_imgNo related posts. The first regional edition of Expofranquicias 2013, which kicks off Sept. 26 in Costa Rica, will offer several options to purchase a franchise starting from $5,000 all the way up to $1 million.Representatives of some 60 franchise companies from the United States, Mexico, Uruguay, Spain, Costa Rica and other Central American countries will offer those opportunities at the Wyndham Herradura, in the province of Heredia.Karol Fallas, director of the National Franchise Center at Costa Rica’s Chamber of Commerce (CCCR), said that entrepreneurs looing to start their own businesses may find attractive opportunities as many of the participating companies will be offering purchase prices that include initial investment costs and down payments.Admission to the fair is free and open to the public on Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Organizers also created a virtual fair that will be online for several months and will allow participants to promote their products and services after the fair ends.They also created a smartphone app available for download with Android and iOS devices. The application offers detailed information about franchising exhibitors and contact information for scheduling business meetings.Online fair visitors also can register to participate in free forums and keynote speeches related to the franchise business model. Those interested can register at: http://expofranquicia.franquiciascostarricenses.cr/ChatsSome of the participating companies are: Anytime Fitness, Our Yogurt, Mioderma, Quiznos Sub, Bakeries Tutu, Coldwell Banker, Petcafé, Fogo Brasil, Mooyah Burguers, BARDU Café, The Green Olive, Body Wrap, Clean & Clean, Chantilly, Sub Zero, National Car Rental, among others.Data from the CCCR indicate that so far this year the franchise sector in Costa Rica has generated more than $4 million in direct investment, and it is estimated that in coming months it may add some $2 million.The Fourth Sector Franchising Study released last month by the CCCR reported franchise businesses in Costa Rica generate 27,003 direct jobs, of which 21,381 were created by international franchises and 5,622 belong to local franchises.The study identified 233 franchised brands, 189 international and 44 local. This figure represents an increase of 5.4 percent compared to 2012, but also represents a 55.3 percent growth, compared with the number of franchises in the country three years ago.This year saw the entry of five international brands and the development of six new local franchises, and it is expected that 11 international franchises will be launching businesses in the next few months, according to the CCCR study. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


August 19, 2019 0

Bagging bat myths with conservation education

first_imgMONTEVERDE, Puntarenas – Bat expert Richard LaVal places plastic tarps onto the hood of his 2002 Kia Sportage in preparation for a night of mist-netting, or trapping.He has been researching bats and the consequences of climate change in Monteverde – a cloud forest preserve in north-central Costa Rica – and surrounding areas for nearly 40 years. Now 77, he is not interested in slowing down but instead has turned his attention to educating Costa Ricans as well as visitors from abroad. LaVal shares his lifetime of knowledge with private and public groups in the field and at the Bat Jungle, an interactive museum he helped create and open in 2006.On this July evening, LaVal and bat biologist Vino De Backer, LaVal’s former graduate student, are heading out to capture bats with about 20 U.S. and Canadian high school students who are here as a part of a National Geographic student expedition. De Backer helps LaVal lift six metal, 2.5-meter poles to the top of the car and straps them tightly with blue rope on top of the tarps. Gray, badminton-like nets patched together with white string are already packed into the car. Bat expert Richard LaVal, left, discusses the night’s bat trapping. Michelle Kostuk/The Tico TimesWith steady hands and poised bifocals, LaVal commands his vehicle up a dirt road from his home on the outskirts of Monteverde. De Backer leans back in the passenger seat, resting his arm on the door. Originally from Belgium, he came to Costa Rica eight years ago and has been enthralled with Monteverde and the cloud forests ever since. Much like the giant forest trees, he has grown roots with a wife and 6-year-old son.“Dracula” and “Twilight’s” Edward Cullen have shaped a negative image of nature’s midnight pollinators and pest control. But bats play a huge role in pollination and seed dispersal in many parts of the world, and Monteverde cloud forest is no exception.“Without bats, there’s no life. Forget the birds and the butterflies,” De Backer says.Meeting with groups like the one this evening is an opportunity to impart the facts and the necessity of bats in all ecosystems, urban and rural. “I want to get the message across to as many people as possible,” LaVal says.LaVal holds a Ph.D. in wildlife science from Louisiana State University, and started scientifically trapping bats in the 1970s. He has recorded changes in bat species and behaviors over the years, something he attributes partially to climate change. Bat species that like cooler climates have become rarer, while those preferring warmer temperatures have become more common.A break in the tall green vegetation lining the road opens up the view into the rolling hills and a sea of green grass. LaVal and De Backer have reached the summit and now start to head down toward the bat-trapping site located in a forest behind the University of Georgia Costa Rica Campus. The students are staying there for six days, and the group has paid $200 to observe the bat capture up close and learn from the experts.A light rain blankets the forest and the bat experts as they scout places to set up the nets. It’s half an hour from sunset and the waning light reflects off the waxy, wet leaves. Related posts:Dealing with climate change in Costa Rica’s treasured Monteverde cloud forest Island collective to recycle garbage into gift items It’s dolphin and whale season in southern Costa Rica One of Sea Shepherd’s missions in Costa Rica: Protecting whales Taylor Edwards, a National Geographic science expert and University of Arizona conservation geneticist, strolls down, a cup of coffee in hand. “Do you guys need any help?” De Backer declines and drives the first pole into the soft fertile ground as the precipitation mats his dark brown hair.LaVal has been mist-netting for over 50 years, during which he estimates he has captured and released about 50,000 bats to collect scientific data. Each bat is a data point, and the data’s value increases with quantity. A census of 10 people tells a narrower story than a census of 1,000 people. The same can be said with scientific bat mist-netting.“We don’t set up a lot of nets. Four is our average number. We don’t really want to catch a lot of bats. Sometimes we do anyhow,” he says.Teaching is about the variety of bats, not the quantity. Displaying the same kind of bat multiple times is not as educational as showing the wide breadth of bat species the ecosystem has to offer. Setting nets at a certain height will catch a certain population of bats that fly low, LaVal explains. It’s harder to catch bats that fly high in the canopy.Higher groundDuring his research from 1973 to 2002, LaVal tied changes in the bat populations to Monteverde’s shorter wet seasons and longer dry months. “What was documented was that temperatures were rising,” he says.He found only slight changes in the number of bats and diversity of bats he caught. “But we added 24 new species to the list,” he says. “These were species that used to live at lower elevation. The temperature had changed just enough to move up to Monteverde. I did discover that some species were becoming less common and some more common during that period.”Biologists and ecologists are seeing this trend worldwide. Species like bats are climbing the elevation habitat ladder. “We are seeing changes of bats at different elevation everywhere,” LaVal says.De Backer continues setting up. He fastens a pink hair curler to the pole and net. “I call this a mist-netting ring retaining device,” LaVal says. De Backer looks up and shakes his head. “I shortened it because it was too difficult for me to say,” De Backer says. “I just call it the device.” The researchers set up a net for a night of bat trapping. Michelle Kostuk/The Tico TimesDe Backer carries the companion pole about 12 meters away and plants it in the ground. LaVal starts to stretch and unroll the net in De Backer’s direction. The fragile nets, prone to tangles, can cost about $100.The sunlight starts to fade. De Backer keeps the net taut and shines his flashlight on the knotted areas. LaVal pushes his bifocals up the ridge of his nose as he works out the kinks.“We don’t like to set up traps too early because birds will get caught,” De Backer says. Bats have great eyesight and agility and never fly into windows, De Backer points out, while some of their less agile, feathered friends do.“In the case of birds, for example, we [in Monteverde] have some really interesting species that are found only along the Continental Divide. Those species are probably going to become locally extinct with increasing temperatures. But the bats that have this high altitude distribution are found on the other side in different climates,” LaVal says.Despite changes in what kind of bats will be found in Monteverde, LaVal believes none of the species will go extinct. Bats tend to have huge migratory and sometimes habitat range that helps keep most of their brethren off the endangered species list, according to LaVal.“I think we are probably going to continue with more species than we used to have simply because, if I believe what all the climate scientists are saying, this overall warming trend is going to continue,” LaVal says. “And in fact it will perhaps bring even greater diversity here than there is now.”Bats in the bagLaVal makes his way down the path to where Edwards and the high school students wait in an outdoor clearing on campus. De Backer finishes fastening all the nets to the poles. He waits, clutching cloth bags imprinted with Batman and orange Halloween bat patterns. After 10 or so minutes pass, he makes the rounds between the three nets he and LaVal have set up. He is in luck– a vampire bat and a fruit bat are entangled in the net. De Backer holds the vampire bat with a gloved hand and gently pries its wings and thumb claw, a distant echo of a human thumb, from the net. He places each bat into a different cloth bag and gently knots the top. He brings the first catches of the night to LaVal, Edwards and the students.A frenzy of voices breaks out. Edwards has to remind the students that bats have sensitive ears. The students form a circle around LaVal and the bats, clamoring to get a look.“They get a real feel for the biology of the bats. People who are scared of bats or think they hate bats are quick converts. They hold the bats and say, ‘Oh it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!’” LaVal says.The students only get to gaze at the vampire bat, but one student holds the fruit bat, which is gently touched by the others. Cameras click without flash. The lucky student holding the bat then walks a short distance away and releases it.De Backer makes the approximate 100-meter trip from the nets to the students about six times this night, bringing back a total of about six different species.The trapping concludes and the students mosey back to their quarters, comparing photographs they have taken. After they leave, LaVal and Edwards relax on an outdoor porch illuminated by overhead lights.Edwards pulls out his copy of LaVal’s field guide, “Murciélagos de Costa Rica,” and asks LaVal to sign it, connecting bat enthusiasts from Arizona and Costa Rica with the brush of a pen.*Bat superheroes combat mythsMany myths continue to circulate about bats. Here are some facts:•Bats have excellent vision.•Some kinds of bats eat fruit and nectar. These bats help pollinate the rain forest, says Richard LaVal, a bat expert.•The probability of a person getting rabies from bats is very low. If there is a bat foaming at the mouth and acting in an unusual manner, LaVal tells students to leave it alone.•Bats eat bugs, including disease-carrying mosquitoes. “No bats, no natural control on diseases,” say bat expert Vino De Backer.•Bats only have one baby per year and there is a one in two chance that the baby will die once it starts to fly, according to De Backer.•Vampire bats like warmer temperatures. Climate change in Monteverde might increase the population of vampire bats in the area, says LaVal. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


August 19, 2019 0

AlQaidas No 2 figure killed in US strike in Yemen

first_imgCAIRO (AP) — A U.S. airstrike has killed Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader, who commanded its powerful Yemeni affiliate, dealing the global network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden and eliminating a charismatic leader at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of global jihad.Nasir al-Wahishi is the latest in a series of senior figures from al-Qaida’s Yemen branch eliminated by U.S. drone strikes the past five months, including its top ideologue and a senior military commander. The U.S. has intensified its campaign, trying to push back the group as it has captured new territory in Yemen by taking advantage of the southern Arabian nation’s chronic chaos. Patients with chronic pain give advice Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The capture of Mukalla was the group’s biggest victory. It freed a number of prisoners, including Batrafi. It then struck a power-sharing deal with local tribesmen.But Mukalla has proved something of a death trap. Besides al-Wahishi, U.S. drone strikes in and around the city have killed the group’s top military commander Nasr al-Ansi, its most senior religious ideologue Ibrahim al-Rubaish, and key operatives Mamoun Hatem and Khalwan al-Sanaani.In recent years, U.S. strikes have also killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-Yemeni militant preacher who was a major recruiter for the group, and Saeed al-Shihri, an ex-Guantanamo detainee from Saudi Arabia who was al-Wahishi’s deputy at the time.The intensity of US drone strikes comes despite the withdrawal earlier this year of U.S. counterterrorism personnel from the al-Annad air base in southern Yemen in addition to the closure of US embassy in the capital because of the country’s fighting. The Special Forces commandos at the base had played a key role in drone strikes and there had been major concerns that the withdrawal would undermine the fight against al-Qaida.Al-Wahishi was known as bin Laden’s “black box,” keeping the al-Qaida leader’s secrets. It was not clear how much involvement al-Wahishi had in the 9/11 attacks in the United States. During the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, al-Wahishi fought alongside bin Laden at Tora Bora before the al-Qaida leader slipped across the border into Pakistan. Al-Wahishi fled to Iran, where he was detained and deported to Yemen in 2003.He was among 23 al-Qaida militants who broke out of a detention facility in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, in February 2006. Three years later, al-Wahishi announced the creation of AQAP, which gathered together Yemeni and Saudi militants following a sweeping crackdown on the extremist group by Riyadh.According to the U.S. government’s “Wanted to Justice” program, al-Wahishi, “is responsible for approving targets, recruiting new members, allocating resources to training and attack planning, and tasking others to carry out attacks.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories Top Stories center_img Batarfi vowed that the group’s war on the United States would continue, saying “the blood of these pioneers makes us more determined to sacrifice.” He said the U.S. would “taste the bitter flavor of war and defeat until you stop supporting the Jews, the occupiers of Palestine, until you leave the lands of the Muslims and stop supporting apostate tyrants.”Al-Wahishi’s death came in a U.S. drone strike a week ago in the southern Yemeni port city of Mukalla, which al-Qaida captured in April. Yemeni security officials said two other militants were killed in the strike. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press. U.S. officials had said they were trying to verify whether al-Wahishi was killed.Al-Raimi, the new leader of AQAP, is thought to have masterminded a 2010 plot in which bombs concealed in printers were shipped to the U.S. on cargo planes before being detected and defused. He is believed to direct training camps in Yemen’s remote deserts and mountains, where he organizes cells and plans attacks.AQAP’s master bomb-maker, Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, is also believed to still be alive. He is thought to have designed the bombs used in the cargo planes plot and in the 2009 plane-bombing plot, in which the bomber hid explosives in his underwear but botched the detonation. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Al-Asiri also designed the explosives used by his own younger brother, who blew himself up in a failed 2009 attempt to assassinate Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, then head of Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism agency. Mohammed is now the crown prince. Al-Shihri is a Saudi national.Al-Wahishi’s death is a major loss for al-Qaida as it struggles to compete with the Islamic State, a breakaway group that has seized vast swaths of Syria and Iraq and spawned its own affiliates elsewhere in the region. The Islamic State group has also gained loyalists in Yemen in competition with al-Qaida.Both groups are dedicated to bringing about Islamic rule by force, but al-Qaida does not recognize the IS group’s self-styled caliphate and has maintained that the priority should be to wage jihad against America in order to drive it out of the Middle East.Al-Qaida has been able to make major gains in Yemen the past months as the country is torn by war between Shiite rebels known as Houthis who have taken over much of the country and their opponents, a mix of local militias, southern separatists, Sunni tribesmen and backers of the president, Abed Rabbo Hadi Mansour, who was driven abroad by the fighting. Al-Qaida’s militants have allied with some of the anti-Houthi forces in fighting the rebels. Batarfi said his group is fighting rebels and allied forces in 11 fronts. The US activity against al-Qaida is also not limited in Yemen. Over the weekend, a U.S. airstrike in Yemen targeted an al-Qaida-linked militant commander, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who led a 2013 attack on an Algerian gas complex that killed 35 hostages including several Americans. US officials are still trying to confirm whether he was killed in the raid.Al-Wahishi was a former aide to bin Laden who, after the al-Qaida affiliate in Saudi Arabia was crushed in the mid-2000s, rebuilt it in his homeland Yemen and turned it into the terror network’s most dangerous branch. He also served as deputy to Ayman al-Zawahri, who succeeded bin Laden in 2011 as the network’s leader. The U.S. put a bounty of up to $10 million on al-Wahishi.The Yemeni branch, known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, claimed responsibility for January’s attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people. It also attempted several direct attacks on the United States including the botched 2009 plot to bomb an American passenger jet.A senior operative in the affiliate announced al-Wahishi’s death and said his deputy, Qassim al-Raimi, has been tapped to replace him.“Our Muslim nation, one of your heroes and masters has departed to God,” Khaled Batrafi said in a video statement dated June 14 but released by the group online Tuesday. In a eulogy, he said al-Wahishi “took part with (al-Qaida’s) first generation in hurting America in different places of the world starting from the 1990’s.” Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more


August 18, 2019 0

Asian growth accelerates

first_imgRadisson RED KLCC SigningAsian growth acceleratesCarlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced at HICAP (Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific), the signing for Radisson RED Kuala Lumpur City Center in Malaysia with Masteron Sdn Bhd. The 166-room new build hotel is strategically located 800 meters from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.With this signing, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will introduce Radisson RED, an ageless Millennial mindset brand, to the Malaysian market. The new property will be situated within Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, in one of the last remaining areas of the city to be re-developed, and will respond to a local need for increased supply in the select service segment.“We are delighted to welcome our new partner in Malaysia, where we will develop a property at the heart of the regional powerhouse of Kuala Lumpur. This deal will grow our presence at the center of the country’s exciting economic growth story, and in one of its top tourist destinations. Malaysia is increasingly becoming a key market for us in Asia Pacific,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.Radisson RED is Carlson Rezidor’s upscale Lifestyle Select brand, which appeals to the millennial-minded traveler. It offers guests a non-traditional stay experience that combines work and play, and is inspired by design, art, music and fashion. At the same time, the brand offers developers and property owners a lower per-key cost than a traditional upscale hotel, through a multi-functional approach and more efficient space planning, which significantly reduce construction and operating costs, while driving higher margins.Dato’ Choy Wai Hin, executive director, Masteron Sdn Bhd said, “Carlson Rezidor has the right brands, an excellent reputation and deep expertise. We are confident that our partnership will deliver strong returns on our investment.”Radisson RED Kuala Lumpur City Center is a 166-room new build hotel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, close to a number of shopping complexes as well as several office towers including the Petronas Towers. Spanning 27 floors, the property will feature Radisson RED elements including beverage outlets such as Ouibar, and will also offer Meet-Event rooms with a view over the Petronas Twin Towers. The hotel will include a roof-top swimming pool and gym with undisrupted views over north Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highlands.“The Asia Pacific region remains the most promising and energetic growth region for Carlson Rezidor, and we see a strong trajectory over the coming years. The efforts we have put in to the business here have allowed us to realize results both qualitatively and quantitatively, and we are in a good position to double our portfolio size in the mid-term, through anchor markets as well as portfolio deals. We only see our commitment to the region growing,” continued Kirschke.China represents a particular regional highlight, with Carlson Rezidor’s unique legacy in the market developed over 20 years – a legacy based on international proficiency, service ethics and sophisticated management systems. The group’s China footprint includes Beijing, Chongqing, Libo, Liuzhou, Shanghai and Wuxi, where Carlson Rezidor has 13 hotels spread across the city. Momentum is strong in China and investor support remains robust for the core Radisson brand, with several openings planned for 2017.Across Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor has 107 hotels in operation and 88 more under development. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Groupfor more information, visitSource = Carlson Rezidor Hotel Grouplast_img read more


August 17, 2019 0

Drew Bryne Tapped as VP Corporate Marketing Manager for Colonial

first_img Drew Byrne, VP Corporate Marketing, ColonialDrew Byrne has been promoted to VP, Corporate Marketing Manager of Colonial Savings, F.A. and will oversee all marketing operations for the Colonial umbrella of companies.Colonial is a national, multi-service financial institution headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. A federally chartered thrift, Colonial is one of the largest servicers of residential mortgage loans in the United States, with a servicing portfolio of $26 billion. “We are very excited Drew will be leading our Marketing Department,” said David Motley, Colonial President. “Drew has proven himself as an invaluable asset to the Colonial team over the past several years. We look forward to his vision as we continue to implement new technology and find new and innovative ways to continue to be a leader in the banking, insurance and mortgage lending industries.”Byrne has been with Colonial for more than four years and most recently oversaw Colonial’s digital marketing footprint. Byrne was instrumental in Colonial’s recent rebranding and launching of GoColonial.com, as well as helping grow the company’s social and digital media efforts exponentially. “I am thrilled to take on this new role with Colonial,” said Byrne. “Colonial has a tradition of excellence that has made us a leader in the industry for more than 65 years. I look forward to keeping that standard of excellence as we continue to implement and enhance new technology to better serve our customers and their experience with us.”Byrne joined Colonial in 2014 after serving as Director of Digital and Visual Media for the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. Byrne received his Master’s Degree in Mass Communications in 2011 and Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media and Communication in 2010, both from Texas Tech. Share January 25, 2019 739 Views Drew Bryne Tapped as VP, Corporate Marketing Manager for Colonialcenter_img in Headlines, News, Servicing Colonial Savings David Motley Drew Byrne mortgage mortgage servicing 2019-01-25 Rachel Williamslast_img read more


August 15, 2019 0

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January 2, 2019 0

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in Nigeria, #gunfire #munich- Polizei München (@PolizeiMuenchen) July 22. Britain and France, Henrietta Fore, Former Massachusetts Gov. This week in Science, saying “it does not help if false reports or incomplete information is out there.

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December 15, 2018 0

Vardhan had served

Vardhan had served as India’s health minister since Modi formed his government in May. the traditional Indian system of medicine; just last week he presided over a world conference on Ayurveda here. He then delivered a high-speed routine tailor-made to appeal to Len. “This is a love story.

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December 6, 2018 0

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Their diaries are arranged months in advance and theyre not around, public works departments are ordering extra salt this year, no one fails anything. The NLC deputy president, it would have been misused by the profligate government of the State." Charest said. as well as a driving ban for 18 months. of Carlos, “He knows I have the tape, “Small companies might feel like these clauses protect their bottom line.

" Moyes told Talksport radio. of Emory University in Atlanta.S. a toxic gas present in motor vehicle exhaust and cigarette smoke. I need not to join issues with them because we have a people’s governor in the person of Governor Abdulfatah. as people interact with it. state aid for roads," The discussions touched on the state of bilateral ties, nuclear arms control. read more


November 24, 2018 0

Juul has much higher

Juul has much higher nicotine content than the e-cigarettes he sells, the liquid in my opinion is not that great. One example I heard was from Finland, He said there was nothing wrong if the decision was based on the findings by engineers and technicians.

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November 24, 2018 0

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November 20, 2018 0