New Delhi: Beware! if you are keeping any valuable items in the storage box of motorcycles, then you might be in trouble as criminals are now able to steal these from running bikes. The motorcycle rider will only notice the missing items after reaching his destination. Police have now arrested one person, specialising in such daredevil crimes, from Bara Hindu Rao locality in North Delhi.DCP (North) Monika Bharadwaj confirmed the incident and said that, while the probe is on, they have been able to identify the accused as Chintu, a native of Bihar. His modus operandi was unique as he, with the help of small precision tools, broke open the locks of storage boxes of running motorcycles. “After taking out the valuables from the box Chintu hands over the stolen items to his associates and flees the spot,” said an officer. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe team formed under SHO (Bara Hindu Rao) Sanjay Kumar arrested the accused after he was found to be loitering suspiciously in the area. Police claimed that Chintu, during interrogation, confessed that he learnt the trade from the elders in his village. He had purportedly committed more than a dozen such thefts. Revealing details about Chintu’s modus operandi, the police said that before coming to the city, he would prepare a fake identity card from a different state. With the help of this forged identity card, he would then purchase a second-hand bike to start his crime spree. “He had planned that if police caught him during checking he would show the vehicle documents and the fake ID card,” one officer said. The accused later took rooms in hotels close to industrial areas or markets. He would conduct detailed reccee during the day and then Chintu and his associates would steal after having zeroed-in on their target. “The accused parked his vehicles in parking areas and fled the city. The gang , in some incidents, also punctures the tyres before committing the crime,” added an investigator.
VANCOUVER — Nearly 8,500 homes have been declared vacant or underused in Vancouver after the submission deadline passed for the city’s new empty homes tax.The figure not only includes properties that were deemed unoccupied for six months or more, but also those that claimed one of the various exemptions to the levy. It also includes about 2,100 homes that will be hit with the tax because no declaration was submitted by Monday’s deadline.The tax is the first of its kind in Canada and is set at a rate of one per cent of a home’s assessed value. It’s aimed at freeing up more units for the city’s tight rental market.“Vancouver housing needs to be for homes first, not just treated as a commodity,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson in a news release.“We brought in an empty homes tax because Vancouver has a near-zero vacancy rate and many people are struggling to find a place to rent.”About 184,000 homeowners — 98 per cent — submitted their declarations on time.Sixty per cent of the empty or underused units are condominiums, 34 per cent are single-family houses and six per cent are multi-family and other types of homes, the city said.Downtown Vancouver is home to 2,250 unoccupied or underutilized homes, by far the largest number. But the West End and Shaughnessy have the highest percentage of vacant units relative to the total number of residential properties in the neighbourhoods, at eight per cent each.Declared vacant and undeclared properties will be issued a vacancy tax bill in mid-March with payment due by April 16, the city said.But the city did not say how many of the 8,481 unoccupied or underutilized homes were granted an exemption. So it’s unclear how many homes will receive a tax bill, apart from the 2,132 undeclared units.There are a wide range of exemptions for homes that are left empty for more than six months a year, including if it’s a primary residence, if it’s undergoing renovations or the owner is in hospital or long-term care.City spokesman Jag Sandhu said specific numbers of exempt or vacant declarations will not be confirmed until audits have been conducted and owners have submitted appeals. The numbers will be released, along with the revenue raised by the tax, in an annual report to council this fall, he said.The provincial government signalled in its budget last month that it intended to introduce a tax on homeowners who do not pay income taxes in B.C. and leave their units vacant. The plan means that some owners of empty Vancouver homes could end up paying both a city and a provincial tax.A 2016 city-commissioned report analyzed electricity use and found about 10,800 Vancouver homes were left vacant for more than a year, most of them condominiums.
MONTREAL — Air Canada has signed a definitive agreement to buy the Aeroplan loyalty program from Aimia Inc. for $450 million in cash.Under the deal, Air Canada will also assume $1.9 billion of Aeroplan miles liability. The definitive agreement follows an announcement in August of a tentative sale.Air Canada says it has also signed agreements with TD Bank, CIBC and Visa that will see them continue to be part of the Aeroplan loyalty program.Under its deal, TD will pay Air Canada $622 million plus an additional $308 million that will be applied to future purchases of loyalty points.CIBC will pay $200 million to Air Canada, plus an additional $92 million that will be applied to future monthly payments for Aeroplan miles. Visa will also be making a payment to Air Canada.The airline says it is still in talks with American Express, which also issues Aeroplan co-branded cards, to secure its continued participation.
Responding to a parliamentary question, Pearson said: ‘I have already written to supply chain companies, through the manufacturers, outlining the package of measures that are already available from government. However, we need to see whether we can do anything further because we recognise as a government that the UK automotive industry is of critical national importance’. Speaking on the wider impact on manufacturing, Pearson said: ‘We need to ensure that we are up to the mark and taking action to support our companies through these difficult times, and that is exactly what we are going to do’. He went on to say: ‘We need to see whether there is more that we can do to help some of the companies that are viable but are facing unprecedented shocks to their businesses as a result of the problems that we are seeing internationally’ The automotive industry’s call for government support received a positive boost today (11 December 2008) amid a House of Commons debate. Ian Pearson MP, economic and business secretary for BERR re-confirmed government’s commitment to working with the industry to support it through the current economic crisis. On behalf of the industry, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is calling for a package of measures to support the UK automotive sector from dealers to vehicle manufacturers, through to the supply chain. The package includes allowing manufacturers’ finance companies access to the Bank of England’s special liquidity arrangements, loan facilities, a review of motoring taxation and support for training, research and development. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Poll Results: I’m not sure (2799) THE ROYAL COLLEGE of Physicians has criticised Arthur’s Day, an event organised by drinks manufacturer Diageo that will take place this Thursday, saying it promotes heavy drinking and is irresponsible.They are holding a public meeting to discuss the issue today.Other critics of the day include Irish musician Christy Moore who last week announced the release of his anti-Arthur’s Day song which states that it is just a marketing ploy.Today’s topic therefore is: Are you going to partake in Arthur’s Day this year? YesNoI’m not sureVote Yes (898) No (4613)
Analysis: In the end Alan Shatter realised what many already had: He’d become a distractionWhat Guerin saidThe Guerin Report was not published until 9 May and Shatter had only read three chapters of it before deciding it was time to resign. The three chapters – 1,19 and 20 – made clear why Shatter felt at the time he had no choice.In his report, Guerin explained that the Minister had a statutory responsibility to act once Maurice McCabe had brought his complaints about garda malpractice to the Confidential Recipient, but he never did.Guerin also said that in the absence of any documentary evidence, it appeared that Shatter did what he did on foot of advice from then-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, without the advice being questioned or analysed.Read: So what’s in the chapters of the Guerin Report that led to Alan Shatter resigning?Amid the significant fallout from the Guerin report, Shatter maintained his silence except for the controversy over whether or not he would accept his ministerial severance payment.In the end Shatter courted much media publicity over the matter before deciding to take the money but give it to the Jack and Jill Foundation in what seen as a dig at the government that had been much criticised for cuts to disability services. Source: Hugh O’Connell/YouTubeDáil speechThen on 19 June, Shatter spoke in the Dáil, supposedly to give his reaction to a report into allegations that the Garda Ombudsman had been bugged – a report which largely vindicated him.But he instead launched a blistering attack on the Guerin report.In the Dáil chamber, the former minister expressed concern that the barrister did not interview him during the course of his investigation, saying he could have pointed out the inaccuracies in the final report had he done so.He accused Guerin of having ”ignored the latitude given to him” and said that the senior counsel “rushed to judgment”. He also said that the report was “hastily and prematurely completed” and “a fundamentally flawed and unprecedented rush to judgement”.In a 22-minute Dáil speech, the Fine Gael TD claimed he was “secretly put on trial” by the inquiry, and slammed Guerin for overseeing what he likened to a “kangaroo court.” Source: Hugh O’Connell/YouTubeSpecifically, Shatter accused Guerin of misreading a letter attached to three booklets of allegations made by McCabe that had been submitted to the Department of Justice.The report says that the letter advised that the booklets be forwarded to Shatter straight away, but that he had failed to act.“Mr Guerin has misquoted the letter which actually advised that the two files concerned be furnished by Justice officials to the Garda Commissioner and that no copies of the documents be retained in the Department of Justice,” he said. “It makes no reference whatsoever to them being furnished to me.” Before Guerin: These three men have all vacated their posts this year – Martin Callinan, former Garda Commissioner; Brian Purcell, former Secretary General of Department of Justice; Alan Shatter, former Justice Minister. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandFORMER JUSTICE MINISTER Alan Shatter today filed proceedings in the High Court aimed at quashing the findings of a report which led to his resignation as justice minister in May.The court action comes as no surprise given Shatter’s blistering denunciation in two separate Dáil contributions of the Guerin Report in the past few weeks.According to Mary Carolan, writing in the Irish Times, Shatter alleges objective bias, absence of fair procedures and “indecent haste” on the part of senior counsel Seán Guerin in how he compiled his report into the handling of allegations by the garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.It is only three months since Alan Shatter held one of the most powerful positions in Cabinet – how has it come to this?For whom the whistle blowsAlan Shatter resigned as Minister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defence on 7 May this year after months of controversy over various matters connected to An Garda Siochana.Among the issues of note were the way in which allegations by garda whistleblowers were handled by him and his department. These were subject of a review carried out by the barrister Seán Guerin following a government decision earlier in the year.Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that Shatter had taken the decision on foot of the the Guerin Report which had made his Fine Gael colleague feel that it was “his duty” to resign his Cabinet portfolio. In his resignation letter Shatter said he was “anxious” that the Guerin Report did not “distract from the important work” of the coalition or create any difficulties for the elections on 23 May.“It is my judgement that the only way in which such controversy can be avoided is by offering my resignation from Cabinet,” Shatter wrote. Shatter said he was “very puzzled as to why Sean Guerin did not take the additional time necessary to properly complete his work and why he rushed to judgement”.In full: Shatter’s slams the barrister whose report led to his resignation as justice ministerSecond Dáil speechThen on 11 July, Shatter made another Dáil speech on the matter. While the political world was convulsed by the Garth Brooks saga and the Cabinet reshuffle, Shatter launched another blistering attack on the Guerin report.Using his Dáil privilege while speaking on the Legal Services Regualtion Bill, Shatter said it was “extraordinary” that Guerin could “make a pronouncement” on a Minister who was overseeing legislative change that affected him.He then called on the Human Rights and Equality Commission to examine how the report was compiled.“In a speech I made in this House some weeks ago that both government and opposition have chosen to ignore, I raised the failure to comply with basic fair procedures, constitutional justice and natural justice in the manner in which Mr Sean Guerin, did his work in the Guerin Report.”Today, Shatter has instigated legal proceedings aimed at remedying his grievances in the courts.Justice Marie Baker has granted Shatter leave to bring judicial review proceedings against Guerin for orders quashing various findings in the report.Read more on Alan Shatter >Read more on the Guerin report >
Delays expected on M1 after crash at Port Tunnel Officers are currently at the scene and there are no reports of any serious injures. M1:Expect delays due to a collision on M1 inbound after port tunnel entrance.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 17, 2017 Tuesday 17 Jan 2017, 9:26 AM Share2 Tweet Email Source: An Garda Síochána/Twitter 12 Comments Jan 17th 2017, 9:26 AM 12,389 Views http://jrnl.ie/3190462 Meanwhile, the N2 road near Ardee, Co Louth, remains closed this morning after two women, both aged in their 60s, were struck and killed as they exited a bus yesterday evening.Read: “It’s just total devastation” – Louth community reels from tragic road deaths of two women> By Cliodhna Russell THERE WAS A two-car crash after the entrance of the Port Tunnel at around 7.30 this morning.Gardaí are warning drivers to expect delays following the incident on the M1.Officers are currently at the scene and there are no reports of any serious injures. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Arctic waters seen from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy. Photo: NASA Goddard Center.A celebration took place in Kotzebue as final preparations are made for President Obama’s visit today. And with the spotlight on the Northwest Arctic hub — for the first visit by an American president above the Arctic Circle — local leaders have drafted a letter outlining their vision for the Arctic’s future.Putting to rest clean-up efforts and last-minute preparations, Kotzebue residents gathered at the community school for a potluck Tuesday night — sharing food, song, and culture with the dozens of visitors from the president’s advance team and relatives who came to see the historic visit firsthand.A round of Native Youth Olympics games and music from the Midnight Sun Drummers and Dancers were the backdrop as locals gathered to talk about what they hope the president takes away from his trip. For elder Enoch “Attamuk” Shiedt, it’s changes in the land he’s seen first hand.Shiedt has worked for years as a subsistence coordinator. He recalls his grandpa telling him when he was just nine years old that the warming trend will eventually hurt his people.“And now it’s here,” Shiedt said. “It’s not only global warming — it’s the erosion that’s the worst thing up this way. We’re losing some of our villages.”Linda Hadley — originally from Deering but now teaching kindergarten in Kotzebue — sees it more as a historical moment.“I believe it’s a momentous occasion,” she said. “It allows the president to see what a community the size of ours in the Arctic is about.” She said that having someone of his caliber come and visit “provides our community a voice in the national conversation.”But outside the school halls and across town, the region’s part of that conversation was taking shape in the form of a letter to the president, outlining local priorities from climate change to energy.Northwest Arctic Borough Mayor Reggie Joule was the first signature on the letter that includes tribes, Alaska Native corporations, local governments, health care providers, and more. On climate change, the letter points squarely to Kivalina — the community of about 400 on a barrier island along the Chukchi Sea coast.“There are immediate needs for sure,” said Joule about the situation in Kivalina. “The community does need to get to safety. But more than that, the community needs to relocate.” Joule says this is not a time to be shy. “It’s a time for education — for Alaskans and for the people of the United States.”Bearing the brunt of a changing climate, the shorefast ice that once protected the community from turbulent weather now forms later and later — bringing storms, flooding, and erosion. In just ten years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the village will be uninhabitable.While details are still few, the White House has announced a plan to put the Denali Commission — an independent federal agency working in Alaska since 1998 — in charge of a new mitigation and relocation effort for communities across Alaska. It’s a partnership Tim Schuerch with Manilaq said is a good fit.Schuerch said the Denali Commission has been a great partner in developing most of the village clinics in the region.“We do have a lot of confidence in the efficiency and effectiveness what it comes to the Denali Commission, in terms of assisting us with our infrastructure needs, including those that are needed to respond to climate change,” he said.The letter covers a lot of ground — outlining the need to develop a deep-draft port above the Arctic Circle and advocating sharing federal revenue from offshore oil drilling with local residents. In many ways it’s an academic breakdown of what northwest Alaska leaders say they’ll need for the future.But Wayne Westlake, the president and CEO of NANA Regional Corporation, said it’ll take more than just a letter for Kotzebue’s voice to be heard. Westlake said he hopes the president gets the “feeling” of the region.“There’s something here that is important not only to our country, but to the health of the people of the region,” he said. “And that’s what I’m hoping for — that he’ll get that feel that you can’t describe. He’ll tell his grandkids about it.”President Obama begins his last day in Alaska with a morning in Dillingham. He’ll land in Kotzebue around 5 o’clock this evening, and should be flying back to Anchorage — and eventually Washington, D.C. — by 9 o’clock tonight.
Patancheru: Atmosphere in the Gaddapocharam industrial area of Jinnaram mandal in Sangareddy district on Tuesday got polluted after chemicals and raw material being transported without due care in a lorry fell from bags on a road. Eyewitnesses told The Hans India that a strong pungent smell was experienced by the residents of nearby villages and vehicle-users after poisonous gas emanated in the area consequent to the incident. The residents appealed to the district administration to take steps to prevent such mishaps in future.
Hyderabad: Senior officials at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H) are shocked over some private universities in the State recruiting candidates who were earlier blacklisted by them on account of possessing fraudulent doctorate degrees. According to sources, earlier the JNTU-H had blacklisted eight candidates working as faculty members in the private engineering colleges affiliated to it. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us However, out of the three candidates working as faculty members teaching Computer Sciences Engineering (CSE) were recruited by a private university. Speaking to The Hans India, a senior JNTU-H official said that the faculty members in question were blacklisted under section 12.9 of the affiliation regulations of the university on account of possessing fraudulent doctorate degrees. Further, the university had also decided to take legal action against them. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us But, to the shock of the JNTU-H authorities not only the university in question had recruited them but they are also acting as supervisors guiding students admitted in the doctoral programmes. What shocked more, the official said, “According to the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms, there is a limit of the number of research scholars (both regular and part-time) a faculty member can guide at any given point of time. Advertise With Us However, the private university in question reportedly admitted 100 research scholars and all of them are pursuing their doctorate degrees in part-time mode,” he said. That apart, it was also brought to the university’s notice that at least one or two faculty members blacklisted by it are working in more than one private university. On the top of it, one faculty member pursuing as a regular doctoral programme in a central university is also found working as a regular employee of the private university. When contacted officials in the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) they said, ” Private universities recruiting faculty members blacklisted by the State universities shows the kind of irregularities taking place in them.” However, if credible information is provided to the council, it can write to the UGC and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to take appropriate action, they said. Besides, students or any other person can also lodge a complaint on the UGC grievance portal said sources in the UGC, South Eastern Regional Office, Hyderabad.
ReutersSeismologists believe that predicting an earthquake with precision is practically impossible using current technologies. However, Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed Dutch earthquake researcher claims that it is possible to predict earthquakes, and he believes that his system named SSGI (Solar System Geometry Index) is capable of predicting tremors with precision.A few days back, Hoogerbeets predicted that seismic activities will rise dramatically from June 16 to 21. The researcher also revealed that this rise in earthquakes is due to a critical planetary alignment. As per Hoogerbeets, the earthquakes in this given time period may measure even above 7 in the Richter scale which indicates extreme catastrophe in the affected area.Interestingly, four major earthquakes jolted the planet within the timeframe predicted by the Dutch researcher. On June 17, an earthquake measuring more than 6 in the Richter scale hit outside the city of Yubin, southwest China. The earthquake was so powerful that it resulted in the death of 12 people. Xinhua, the Chinese news agency reported that the earthquake had also resulted in considerable infrastructure damage.The next quake happened in the Hunchun city in North Korea. Even though the quake was very minor, many people believed that North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un has once again conducted a nuclear test.On June 18, another earthquake measuring 4.9 in the Richter scale hit the Andaman islands, India, and now, on June 20, a tremor measuring 4.8 M has jolted the Satara district in Maharashtra. Even though no casualties or infrastructure damage has been reported so far in Satara, local residents in the area are in a state of panic, as they are afraid of a possible aftershock which may happen in the coming hours or days.As Frank Hoogerbeets has predicted the earthquake timeline from June 16 to 21, many people believe that a megaquake will jolt the planet tomorrow. However, Hoogerbeets has not revealed the exact place where the earthquake will hit.Hoogerbeets, on his website Ditrianum, reveals that certain planetary alignments are capable of destabilizing the tectonic plates on the earth, and it is causing a rise in seismic activities.
Share Antigua & Barbuda launches romance channel on Facebook Thursday, February 23, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group ANTIGUA — Valentine’s Day may be over but the islands of Antigua and Barbuda are keeping the sparks alive with its new social media channel dedicated entirely to romance.Launched earlier this week on Facebook, the ‘Antigua Barbuda Romance’ channel is a new interactive platform that provides visitors with the tools to plan their ideal romantic getaway. This is the first interactive digital platform dedicated to romance by a destination.Antigua and Barbuda currently holds the record for most weddings per capita, a distinction that has solidified its position as one of the world’s most romantic destinations.“Introducing a groundbreaking new platform dedicated to romance is just another example of why Antigua and Barbuda is awarded time and again for being the most romantic Caribbean islands,” said Asot A. Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy. “This new initiative cements our position as the leading Caribbean weddings and honeymoon destination, and I applaud all of our industry partners for helping us to attain this distinction and recognition in such an integral market. Ultimately, love improves lives and we look forward to helping couples do just that with the new platform.”More news: Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsThe channel includes logistics on how to plan the perfect destination wedding, honeymoon tips, and information on favourite activities, top restaurants and popular beaches. Other features include listings for local romance vendors like wedding planners, photographers and island guides.“This interactive new platform allows us to gain valuable customer insights while increasing our brand awareness and customer loyalty. Our goal is to provide exceptional experiences for all visitors each and every time, and we believe that this tool is another way to provide a richer customer and visitor experience,” said Colin C. James, CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority.As part of the official launch, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority is running a global month-long sweepstakes for one lucky couple to win a romantic three-night, all-inclusive getaway to Antigua.For more details go to facebook.com/AntiguaBarbudaRomance. Tags: Antigua & Barbuda, Romance & Weddings << Previous PostNext Post >>
Friday, August 31, 2018 Tags: Aeroplan, Aimia, Lawsuit MONTREAL — Aimia says it has signed a deal to settle a class action case related to changes to its Aeroplan mileage expiry and accumulation rules.Under the proposed terms of the agreement, Aimia will deposit a set amount of Aeroplan Miles into the accounts of eligible members.The suit was filed after the loyalty rewards program announced changes to its mileage expiry rules in October 2006.Aimia says the agreement is a positive resolution for members and stakeholders.The settlement is subject to approval by Quebec Superior Court.Aimia signed a tentative deal last week to sell the Aeroplan loyalty program to an Air Canada-led group, which includes TD Bank, CIBC and Visa Canada Corp. By: The Canadian Press Aimia reaches settlement agreement in Aeroplan expiry class action case Share << Previous PostNext Post >>
Turkey received a huge flow of Chinese tourists in 2017, more than 250,000 Chinese tourists visited Turkey, up by drastic 47% from 2016.During the first two months of 2018, more than 57,000 Chinese visited Turkey, twice the number of the same period last year.Numan Kurtulmus, Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, said, “China-Turkey Tourism Year was launched in Shanghai recently, aiming to boost tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries. During the year, more than 60 activities including music performances, art and craft exhibitions, will be held in several Chinese cities.”The tourism year is expected to encourage more Chinese to travel to Turkey, and the number of Chinese tourists is expected to top 400,000 this year, Kurtulmus said.
Efforts are being made by the state health services (Okypy) so that by the summer, general hospitals around the island are autonomous and the services provided under the National Health Scheme (Gesy) are improved, general manager of Okypy Nikolaos Polyzos told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) on Thursday.“Since January 1, Okypy has been undertaking huge efforts to become better organised before it can be made autonomous from the Health Ministry, but mainly so that it can then continue with the autonomisation of hospital administrations,” Polyzos said.We have, he said, three regions – Nicosia, Larnaca, and Limassol – each with a hospital and many outpatient clinics, while we also have other services such as ambulances, psychiatric clinics and so on.“We will attempt to better organise these services and coordinate the staff with better management strategies,” Polyzos said.Referring to the contracts of state doctors who will be transferred to Gesy, Polyzos said that for the past two months Okypy has been engaged in dialogue and has attempted to correct whatever is possible within the limits of the relevant law.At the end of January, the nurses’ union (Pasyno) said that Okypy is lagging behind with the autonomisation of hospitals and other tasks necessary for implementing Gesy.Okypy, the organisation in charge of ensuring hospital autonomy, has yet to negotiate important details regarding the contracts of newly appointed nursing staff, including their recruitment and integration into Okypy, which should have already begun, Pasyno spokesperson Theodoros Petelis said.On Thursday, Polyzos confirmed that requested improvements to the contracts have been accommodated to the greatest extent possible and so contracts are now ready and have been given to the doctors.Okypy will also be hiring 300 new employees, Polyzos said, “and our offices are overflowing with hundreds of applications.”Polyzos added that meetings have been set up in all three regions every Friday so that state doctors can be better informed and hospitals are better organised.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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some are active all the time The patterns even vary within species and can change over time—apparently depending on whether the bird is caring for eggs Animals have internal clocks but they have to be synchronized by external cues like sunlight Researchers have found a total absence of daily rhythms in some animals that live in the Arctic year-round It seemed like the ability to keep a daily schedule might have disappeared through evolution But nobody knew what happened to migratory animals that go only to the far north in summer Behavioral ecologist Bart Kempenaers works most of the year at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen Germany where the sun sets every night like it’s supposed to Since 2003 he’s been doing fieldwork at 71°N in Barrow Alaska The long days and nights had an impact on his team "We noticed in ourselves that our timing was becoming strange after a while" he says By the end of the field season the researchers were eating dinner at midnight or later And they had no problem staying up all night to catch birds; the scientists just didn’t seem to get that tired But how do the birds themselves react Kempenaers and his colleagues picked four species that all spend their winters in tropical or temperate zones and breed in the same environment the tundra at a research station near Barrow littered with antennas electric cables and debris "All of the logistics are really good to do this type of work but the environment itself is a little bit ugly But the birds don’t care and there are lots and lots of them" Kempenaers says To track the birds’ activity patterns the researchers caught 142 of the animals by walking around on the tundra and tossing nets over them—the birds aren’t afraid of humans—and glued a radio transmitter to each the size of a small bean Receivers constantly scanned and recorded the strength of each bird’s signal; if it remained the same from minute to minute the bird wasn’t moving One of the four species was a songbird the Lapland longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) included because songbirds’ circadian systems have been studied a lot It stuck to a regular schedule a few hours of rest every night between midnight and 4 am The other three were spindly-legged shorebirds with different mating systems The researchers thought that might mean different activity patterns and they were right At the beginning of the breeding season none of the shorebirds had regular schedules But things changed when the eggs were laid The male red phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) and female pectoral sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) are the egg-sitting parents in their respective species—and both had a rest period at night Although "night" might seem like an irrelevant concept in the Arctic summer it does get colder and dimmer when the sun is low around midnight The opposite sex on the other hand—the female red phalarope and male pectoral sandpiper—were gallivanting about at all hours probably looking for new mates With semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) both parents sit on the eggs And they did something totally unexpected While they have eggs the male and female both show regular activity patterns with a few hours of rest in a row But the patterns are in non-24-hour cycles and they’re out of sync So if the male takes his daily rest an hour later every day the female might be active a couple of hours earlier every day "Nobody knew that this existed" Kempenaers says He and his colleagues speculate that the different patterns come about as a kind of social negotiation over who’s going to be active when—because it would be tough if one parent is always stuck foraging at night Puddles and ponds can freeze and it probably gets hard for the birds to find the invertebrates that they eat All of this suggests that circadian clocks can be cued by social roles and that the rhythms can be much more complicated than scientists thought the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B "People seem to think about daily activity patterns as something that’s more or less fixed in a species" Kempenaers says "What we show in this paper is it’s much more flexible" The idea that animals can have different circadian rhythms based on their social role is "amazing" says Qing-Jun Meng a circadian biologist at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom He says that scientists in his field are starting to realize that lab experiments don’t say much about how animals’ internal clocks work in the real world; last year for example researchers reported that fruit flies in their natural environment have a third active period each day in addition to the two that were known from the lab "It suggests overall that these systems are much more [flexible] than we thought" says John Lesku a comparative sleep physiologist at La Trobe University Melbourne "And that there’s much more diversity than we thought" And he agrees with Meng that this shows the value of studying animals in their natural environment "If you took any of those birds and put them in a box they’re not going to do this" Nuclear disarmament is all about trust—a hard thing for rival political powers to build even under the best of circumstances Today a team of researchers revealed something that might make that process easier: a new technique that nuclear inspectors can use to verify whether a warhead is active inactive or a fake—all without learning anything about its design "This is something that has been an open problem for 50 years” says study author and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge nuclear policy expert R Scott Kemp who adds that it may be “the first technical solution” to the problem Nuclear powers still possess more than 15000 such weapons according to the Federation of American Scientists Although agreements such as 2010’s New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty have sought to limit US and Russian stockpiles of nuclear missiles no system has been successfully implemented to verify whether a nuclear warhead has been dismantled without revealing design secrets Previous methods that kept those secrets safe were all vulnerable to cheating Kemp says The new method—still theoretical—is a kind of physical encryption that allows warhead scanning without revealing too much Inspectors would send a high-energy x-ray beam through a warhead in which some of the x-ray photons would be absorbed by nuclear materials As in medical imaging the pattern of x-rays that emerges can reveal the geometry of what’s inside the warhead To scramble that information the emerging beam is directed onto an "encryption foil"—a set of materials picked by the warhead’s owner and not revealed to the inspector The x-ray photons hitting the foil cause it to emit gamma rays via a process known as nuclear resonance fluorescence which can then be picked up by a nearby detector The amount and frequencies of the gamma rays would provide a signature of the layout and composition of the warhead But because of encryption foil that layout and composition would not be discernible to the inspectors If the inspectors can first test a known active warhead and use it as a model they would then be able to identify the status of any subsequently tested warheads with 999% accuracy the researchers write today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Because the identity of the foil’s material will remain unknown to the inspectors it would be impossible for them to use the detected radiation to infer the design of the warhead Earlier methods to achieve such verification were still open to deception the researchers say Plasma physicist Robert Goldston of Princeton University who helped develop one such system using high-energy neutrons says he found Kemp’s system very interesting He hopes that more work will be done to develop the technology to implement it successfully perhaps in parallel with his neutron-imaging system However any real-world application of so-called “zero-knowledge” warhead verification remains decades away Kemp says thanks to—what else—diplomacy as development was fast approaching their present market. to take retrospective look at our country and ask the question ‘why has God brought us together as one nation? along with Dow’s father, Chele Kalstabakken.
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