Aleutians | WildlifeThird ringed seal found in Unalaska sent for rehabilitationMarch 21, 2018 by Laura Kraegel, KUCB-Unalaska Share:After admitting a sick ringed seal from Unalaska, veterinarians at the Alaska SeaLife Center are cautiously optimistic about his chances for recovery.The male seal receives 24-hour care at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. He was found sick on an Unalaska beach earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Alaska Sealife Center)The male seal was found earlier this month, lying on a rusty pipe on the beach.In addition to being far outside his natural habitat, he was underweight, balding and lethargic.“Although this seal has a laundry list of health issues, his feisty demeanor shows promise,” said Dr. Kathy Woodie of the SeaLife Center.The seal is now receiving 24-hour care in Seward for dehydration, malnourishment and parasites.He can’t be released into the wild. But if all goes well, he’ll be sent to live in a marine mammal center after rehabilitation.This ringed seal is the third to turn up in Unalaska in about a year.While it’s strange to see ice seals in this part of the state, Sea Grant agent Melissa Good has said she’s not too concerned.She asked Unalaskans to contact the Department of Public Safety at 581-1233 if they spot any stranded marine mammals.Share this story:
Dow drops in volatile session – New York Report whatsapp Show Comments ▼ US STOCKS ended lower yesterday in a volatile session as oil prices extended their selloff, adding to worries about weak global demand.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 99.99 points, or 0.58 per cent, to 17,180.84, the S&P 500 lost 12.7 points, or 0.63 per cent, to 1,989.63 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 48.44 points, or 1.04 per cent, to 4,605.16.The S&P 500 ended below its 50-day moving average in a sign of possible further selling.Utility and financial shares were also among the day’s biggest losers, with shares of JPMorgan Chase down 1.5 per cent at $59.16.Shares of pet supply retailer PetSmart rose 4.2 per cent to $80.97 after it agreed to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners for $8.7bn, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. Share Tags: NULL Express KCS Monday 15 December 2014 8:22 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org
WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ There’s no rivalry like club rivalry, as these two Portlaoise school teachers know all too-well.The tension is palpable on the corridors of Portlaoise College as two hurling giants go head to head this weekend in the Senior Hurling championship.Two teachers have been canvassing hard for support and have their students choosing sides ahead of the clash between Clough-Ballacolla and Borris-Kilcotton on Sunday.Former county team mates and fellow Geography teachers, Darren Maher and Matthew Whelan, are going all-out to earn support for their sides.And it is reported that the craic has been building all week between the pair – with students taking sides.Although they may be former county teammates, all collegiality is being left aside as stakes run high.Mr Maher even persuaded his class to wear their blue PE uniform in honour of Clough-Ballacolla in an attempt to get one up on Mr Whelan this week.Will the sight of the green and red on the normal school uniform sicken Darren on Monday morning is the question? We’ll stay to stay tuned to find out. Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSClough-Ballacolla v Borris-KilcottonPortlaoise College Facebook Home Sport GAA Tensions are running high in this Portlaoise school as rivalries emerge SportGAAHurling Previous articleLISTEN: Previews of the hurling and Ladies football finals this weekend – it’s the first of our GAA podcastsNext articleAnger as sold out Electric Picnic tickets leave people queuing for hours to no avail Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter By Siun Lennon – 7th September 2018 Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Community Portlaoise College’s official stance is that they are remaining neutral – and are wishing the best of luck to both teachers ahead of this Sunday’s clash.The game throws in at 3.30pm and is part of a double header in O’Moore Park after the clash of Abbeyleix and Rathdowney-Errill.We’ll bring you a Live Blog on the day and will be watching out for any clashes between the pair.Darren Maher has been trying some scheming tactics this weekWill Matthew Whelan be celebrating the same way this weekend?SEE ALSO – New LaoisToday Podcast for remainder of local GAA championships Community Tensions are running high in this Portlaoise school as rivalries emerge
Accelerating carbon capture technologies Joint media release with Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor.Carbon capture projects will get a boost through the Morrison Government’s $50 million Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Development Fund (the Fund), which opens today.Carbon capture and storage technologies are one of five priority areas for investment under the Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap.Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said carbon capture technologies would be critical to achieving net zero emissions from power generation, natural gas and hydrogen production as well as process emissions from heavy industries like cement and fertiliser production.“Australia has the potential to be a world leader in geosequestration. We have the right geology and storage basins,” Minister Taylor said.“The Fund will provide targeted support to a wide array of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) opportunities, including carbon recycling, negative emissions/direct air capture, and carbon capture and storage.“The Morrison Government’s investment will reduce technical and commercial barriers to deploying these technologies and identifying potential project sites.“It will also crowd in new investment from the private sector, supporting jobs and Australia’s economic recovery, particularly in regional areas.“This investment is a practical example of the Morrison Government’s commitment to being a low emissions technology leader and reducing emissions through technology, not taxes.“Australia’s potential to permanently and safely store emissions underground is being closely watched by our trading partners, including Singapore and South Korea.”Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the Fund will support the ongoing use of Australia’s abundant natural resources.“Technology like this will be the key to further reducing emissions and ensure our premium quality coal will play an important role in Australia, and the world’s, energy needs for decades to come,” Minister Pitt said.“I was pleased to visit Queensland’s Millmerran coal-fired power station recently where a trial of CCS is planned and I look forward to the results.“The International Energy Agency confirms CCS combined with high-efficiency low emissions (HELE) technology reduces emissions by as much as 90 per cent, while providing cheap and reliable electricity.”Successful projects will share in up to $50 million in grant funding.The Fund is part of the Government’s $1.9 billion new energy technologies package in the 2020-21 Budget. The $1.9 billion package included resourcing to support the development of a CCS method for the Emissions Reduction Fund, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.The Fund builds on the Government’s previous support for CCS technologies, including one of the world’s largest CCS projects, Chevron’s Gorgon facility in Western Australia. The facility has sequestered over 4 million tonnes of CO2 since it first started operating in August 2019 and will ramp up to 4 million tonnes annually once operating at full rate.The Government is actively pursuing opportunities to collaborate on technology solutions, including CCUS, with Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.The Biden Administration, the United Kingdom Government, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have all recognised CCUS as an essential technology to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap is a plan to create jobs, cut energy costs and reduce emissions.The Roadmap will guide $18 billion of Government investment over the next 10 years and drive at least $70 billion of total new investment in low emissions technologies in Australia by 2030. Our plan will support 130,000 jobs by 2030 and avoid in the order of 250 million tonnes of emissions by 2040.Investing in low emissions technologies will contribute to Australia’s continued success in meeting and beating our emissions reduction targets. Australia beat its 2020 target by 459 million tonnes and we are on track to meet and beat our 2030 Paris target. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. 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Categories:SafetyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail This week we want to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault on college campuses around the country. Sexual assault is a horrendous crime that needs to end. Look out for those around you and make sure your friends, sisters, brothers, colleagues and fellow students get home safely. It is time to act. It ends with us.CU Student Government has been collaborating with other student governments throughout the Pac-12 to take a group stand against sexual assault on our campuses. By standing together, shoulder to shoulder, we are stronger. It Ends Here is a video made by your student governments addressing the issue of sexual assault on our campuses. Stand with your student government against sexual assault.This past Monday, Oct. 17, marked the first day of the University of Colorado Boulder’s 2016 October It’s On Us Week of Action partnership. It’s On Us is a national campaign to end sexual assault. It’s On Us aired a video during this past Saturday’s homecoming football game. To learn more about It’s On Us, click here and take the pledge to end sexual assault.Throughout the week there will be events for students to learn about sexual assault, ways to prevent it, and how to take action against it. CU Student Government will also be tabling this week in the UMC. Stop by and learn more about the issue of sexual assault on our college campus.Follow @CUSGBoulder on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information. Published: Oct. 19, 2016 • By University of Colorado Student Government
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Evolution Origin of Long-Distance Running — More Evolution by Breaking ThingsDavid [email protected]_klinghofferSeptember 12, 2018, 4:27 PM Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Recommended TagsAfricaAjit VarkiAndrew BestAnn GaugerBadwater Ultramarathonbreaking thingsbroken genecheetahsCMAHCMP-Neu5Ac HydroxylaseDarwinismDeath Valleydeck chairsDNAElizabeth PennisiEllen BreenevolutiongenehumansID the FutureJason KamilarJonathan OkerblommiceMichael BeheprimatesProceedings of the Royal Society BsavannaScience MagazineThe Edge of EvolutionUC San Diego,Trending Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share A central problem for theories of unguided evolution has always been the challenge of building complex biological novelties. Breaking things, on the other hand, is well within reach for Darwinian processes. Sometimes breaking things results in an evolutionary advance.Interesting news out this week suggests that ancient humans won an advantage in the struggle for life when a gene, shared with chimps and other primates, broke. The result may have been increased stamina for long-distance running, an ability that sets humans apart and that let us hunt animals by chasing and finally tiring them out so thoroughly as to make them relatively easy game for us.Destroying Not BuildingElizabeth Pennisi at Science Magazine reports on this research. From “This broken gene may have turned our ancestors into marathoners — and helped humans conquer the world”:Despite our couch potato lifestyles, long-distance running is in our genes. A new study in mice pinpoints how a stretch of DNA likely turned our ancestors into marathoners, giving us the endurance to conquer territory, evade predators, and eventually dominate the planet….Human ancestors first distinguished themselves from other primates by their unusual way of hunting prey. Instead of depending on a quick spurt of energy — like a cheetah — they simply outlasted antelopes and other escaping animals, chasing them until they were too exhausted to keep running. This ability would have become especially useful as the climate changed 3 million years ago, and forested areas of Africa dried up and became savannas. What accounts for it?Some clues came 20 years ago, when Ajit Varki, a physician-scientist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and colleagues unearthed one of the first genetic differences between humans and chimps: a gene called CMP-Neu5Ac Hydroxylase (CMAH). Other primates have this gene, which helps build a sugar molecule called sialic acid that sits on cell surfaces. But humans have a broken version of CMAH, so they don’t make this sugar, the team reported. Since then, Varki has implicated sialic acid in inflammation and resistance to malaria.In the new study, Varki’s team explored whether CMAH has any impact on muscles and running ability, in part because mice bred with a muscular dystrophy–like syndrome get worse when they don’t have this gene. UCSD graduate student Jonathan Okerblom put mice with a normal and broken version of CMAH (akin to the human version) on small treadmills. UCSD physiologist Ellen Breen closely examined their leg muscles before and after running different distances, some after 2 weeks and some after 1 month.After training, the mice with the human version of the CMAH gene ran 12% faster and 20% longer than the other mice, the team reports today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.“Mice Are Not Humans”There’s an obvious cause for skepticism, as Pennisi reports.“Mice are not humans or primates,” says [Andrew] Best’s adviser at UMass, Jason Kamilar, a biological anthropologist also not involved with the new work. “The genetic mechanisms in mice may not necessarily translate to humans or other primates.”Of course. It is notable, though, that when we find evolution at work, it’s so often busy destroying not building. We’ve noted this before. It’s a theme of Michael Behe’s The Edge of Evolution. And Ann Gauger has pointed it out in an ID the Future podcast, describing that form of “evolution” which consists of “throwing the deck chairs off to make the boat go faster.” As Evolution News put it:A microbe that can no longer import an antibiotic, for instance, will survive and proliferate, because its import machinery is broken. That’s not really innovation; it’s just luck.It’s genuine innovation that unguided, unintelligent evolutionary processes need to explain, something that they persistently fail to do. This is a major reason that Darwinism, like ancient man’s prey on the primordial savanna, seems increasingly exhausted.Photo: Participants in the Badwater Ultramarathon, Death Valley, California, by Seaman Michael Lindsey, USN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share
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Blizzard forces name change for gay guildPublisher renames “Gay Boys” as “Guild ZFXPK” in response to player reports, changes it back but says it can’t stop it happening againBrendan SinclairManaging EditorFriday 11th October 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleBlizzardIf the goal of World of Warcraft Classic was to rollback the player experience to what it was like in the MMO’s early days, Blizzard is pulling out all the stops to fulfill that vision. Ars Technica today reported that Blizzard forced a guild by the name of “Gay Boys” to change its name this week in a move that echoed a 2006 crackdown on one player’s efforts to set up an “LGB friendly” player guild.On Wednesday, Blizzard changed the guild’s name from Gay Boys to Guild ZFXPK, with a Blizzard Customer Service email explaining that the change was made after “your fellow players reported your in-game name as inappropriate multiple times.” The guild’s creator was also issued a temporary account suspension, although that was overturned. Gay Boys member Ahmil Jilani told Ars Technica, “If you reviewed my chat logs, you would see multiple messages from individuals through my recruitment process of getting us to where we are today, with individuals messaging ‘Fuck the gays, reported,’ amongst other extremely hateful and discriminating comments… These are the individuals that find our name inappropriate. Giving in to their demands only means that you are siding with them as a company, which, after a decade of playing your games, is a surprise to me.”In an update to the Ars Technica article, a guild member said the Gay Boys name had been restored, but customer service had warned them that player reports may see it automatically changed again in the future if other players continue to report it, as there is no way to prevent that from happening.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games This is not the only Blizzard reaction to player behavior raising eyebrows this week. The company also banned a Hearthstone pro for expressing support for Hong Kong protestors after a Grandmasters tournament victory. The company said players are not allowed to “engage in any act that, in Blizzard’s sole discretion, brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damages Blizzard image.”Blizzard’s image has since taken a number of hits as broadcasters, players, and even US senators have decried the ban. A Blizzard spokesperson has since explained the company’s lack of response, saying it is “assessing the situation” for the moment.A Blizzard representative had not returned our request for comment as of press time.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesBlizzard moves to block Fox’s Diablo trademarkThe TV network applied to register Diablo as a trademark for use on glassware, dinnerware and pet food in relation to its animated series HouseBrokenBy Marie Dealessandri 8 days agoJeff Kaplan leaves BlizzardOverwatch game director and 19-year veteran of the studio steps down; Aaron Keller to take over roleBy Brendan Sinclair 21 days agoLatest comments (2)ElvisHasLeft Gaming since ’82 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAndreia Quinta Photographer, Studio52 LondonA year agocustomer service had warned them that player reports may see it automatically changed again in the future if other players continue to report it, as there is no way to prevent that from happening.I’m surprised that a small indie company like blizzard can’t program-in a rule toggle option that could prevent guild X or player Y to be auto-flagged/changed without human verification. A year ago Maybe “Gay Boys” is not accepted by the Chinese government; maybe “Communist Gay Boys” will be acceptable. 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
On Friday, South Africa’s recently sworn in President, Cyril Ramaphosa, delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), where he stressed that decisive intervention to revitalise state-owned enterprises was a key priority.“The recent action we have at Eskom to strengthen governance, root out corruption and restore its financial position is just the beginning,” Ramaphosa noted.He added that government will take the necessary measures to ensure that all state-owned companies fulfil their economic and developmental mandates.#SONA208: Ramaphosa: “I wish to extend a word of gratitude to former President Jacob Zuma.” Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/cdjJfTsjpV— eNCA (@eNCA) February 16, 2018Energy policy – uncertaintyResponding to the SONA, Greenpeace Africa’s political advisor, Happy Khambule, highlighted that uncertainty in the energy policy is at a high, as the President neglected to include information pertaining to the proposed nuclear build and the updated Integrated Resource Plan.Khambule said: “While President Ramaphosa made a compelling attempt to start a new chapter in tonight’s [Friday 16 February] SONA address, by failing to declare that nuclear will not go ahead, or provide direction on the country’s energy pathway through the finalisation of the Integrated Resource Plan, he has created more uncertainty in energy policy.“If the President is serious about job creation, he would ensure that the barriers to renewable energy are removed immediately instead of declaring that the mining industry – which is in terminal decline – is a ‘sunrise industry’.”Touching on the financial models for state-owned companies, Ramaphosa has made it clear that there is no time to waste and the funding models for state-owned enterprises must be reviewed.Khambule continued: “The electricity sector is indeed in dire need of certainty and accountability. South Africans deserve clarity on what will be done to ensure that rational, climate-friendly, and low-cost energy decisions are taken.“It is only the Integrated Resource Plan that can provide that much-needed certainty.“Greenpeace calls for consistency, and for the President to ensure that a new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) – which takes climate change and the country’s strained water resources into account – is released as soon as possible.” Read more… RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Generation Featured image: IOL BRICS Previous articleFried chicken chain unveils clean power solutionsNext articleGreenpeace urges SA President to act on energy Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. Comments are closed.