Four New Hotels to Watch in New York City

first_img Editors’ Recommendations William Grant and Sons Launches New Single Malt Whisky Brand Hotels come and go in New York City. While landmarks remain—think The Plaza and The Waldorf Astoria—many others—The Thompson LES anyone?—shine brightly and fizzle quickly. Who knows if these four new hotels will become icons in the Plaza vein or close in a year, but they’re worth a stay for their innovative design, amenities and comfortable rooms. Check in and stay awhile.The Marmara Park Avenue has long been an address synonymous with luxury and style. Enter The Marmara, a new 21-story hotel in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan. With 128 rooms and suites, comfort and style are the norm here. Basic rooms utilize the small space perfectly via a Murphy bed. Deluxe rooms and suites include king beds, marble baths and large flatscreen TVs. Opt for a two-bedroom suite, outfitted with a king and queen bed as well as hardwood floors, a bed bench, comfortable sofa and kitchenette. Don’t forget to bring Fido; the Marmara is 100 percent pet-friendly.The PaulThe NoMad neighborhood has quickly become a cultural and creative hub thanks to venues such as Eataly and the Museum of Sex. The Paul is the latest opening in the happening hood. Encompassing 21-stories, the hotel features 122 colorful rooms, perfect for the whole family. Bunk Mod rooms are great for kids or if you’re on a budget with friends but the Empire State King offers an expansive bed, a colorful desk and a NYC-centric window treatment. Head to Ilili for Middle Eastern eats and walk back to your hotel for a good night’s sleep.The Riff DowntownOpened in early 2016, The Riff Downtown is the perfect spot for a hip weekend away or staycation with your significant other. As the sister property to the Chelsea Riff, this Tribeca hotspot makes guests feel as if they are staying in a New York City loft. Exposed brick walls meet pink vintage telephones and houndstooth wallpaper. The Terrace Loft includes a balcony as well as a dog run for your furry friends. With its proximity to so many great museums and dining options, The Riff is set to become a cultural destination in its own right.The Dazzler BrooklynBrooklyn’s meteoric rise as a place to see and be seen means hotel openings are happening at a fever pitch in the borough—four more hotels are slated to open by the summer here. One of the newest and most ambitious is The Dazzler in Downtown Brooklyn. The first foray stateside for the Argentine brand, The Dazzler is flashy addition to the neighborhood. Neon lights blink as you enter the cozy lobby. A stylish biergarten is in the works as is a more formal dining and event space but the rooms are all set and feature patterned walls, modern furnishings and double-sided window panes to keep the noise at bay. If they could only do something about the subway rumbling underneath, it would be a bonafide hit. Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries center_img Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites 1. The Marmara 2. The Riff Downtown 3. The Dazzler Brooklyn 4. The Paul Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Level last_img read more

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IMA releases health manifesto ahead of Lok Sabha polls

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Sunday released its health manifesto ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and urged all political parties to give priority to the health sector.The manifesto contains various suggestions to improve public health, change policy directions, streamline medical education and improve medical research. “There is insufficient funding in the healthcare sector and the GDP in healthcare is at a dismal rate of 1.2 pc. The out of pocket expenditure is one of the highest for our country and every year over 3.3 per cent of people are pushed below poverty line due to expenditure on health,” said Dr Santanu Sen, the national president of IMA. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”In order to improve the overall healthcare sector and cope up with the out of pocket expenses, the GDP must be increased to at least 5 per cent,” he said. The IMA will soon launch a countrywide ‘Health First’ campaign to propagate the manifesto among the candidates, political parties and the public. The local units of IMA will conduct public meetings and seminars in which the candidates for the Lok Sabha elections will also be invited. “The primary and preventive care should be given top priority. Wellness centres have to be reconceived and they have to be manned by MBBS graduates,” said Dr R V Asokan, the general secretary of IMA. “MBBS doctors are ready to work in rural areas and the IMA can facilitate availability of manpower to the primary care centres. There should be recruitment boards to recruit MBBS graduates for primary care,” he said.last_img read more

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Ian Gould to quit umpiring after World Cup 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: Experienced English umpire Ian Gould will quit umpiring after the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30. Gould is part of the 22 match officials — consisting of 16 umpires and six match referees –who will officiate in the showpiece event. This will be the fourth World Cup appearance for Gould. The 61-year-old, who was England’s wicketkeeper in the 1983 World Cup, has officiated in 74 Tests, 135 ODIs and 37 T20Is so far. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh ICC’s General Manager of Cricket Geoff Allardice praised Gould’s contribution to the game in the field of umpiring. “Ian has made an outstanding contribution to the game over a long period, particularly in the last decade as an international umpire for the ICC. He has always put the interests of the game first, and in doing so has earned enormous respect from his colleagues and players across all countries,” said Allardice. “His presence on the field will be missed, but I am sure his lifelong association with the game will continue,” he added.last_img read more

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Protest against taxi apps causes chaos in Indonesia capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Thousands of taxi drivers caused traffic chaos in the Indonesian capital Tuesday in a violent protest against what they say is unfair competition from ride-hailing apps such as Uber.TV footage showed long lines of taxis and three-wheel minicabs blocking a central expressway, men setting tires alight and jumping on vehicles that refused to join in the protest. Green-jacketed drivers for Go-Jek, an app used to hail motorcycle taxis, retaliated by hurling rocks and other objects. An Associated Press reporter saw drivers surround one taxi, forcing its terrified female passenger on to the road with her luggage.It was the second major protest by taxi drivers in Jakarta this month and was large enough to halt the motorcades of Indonesia’s president and vice-president. Drivers say competition from ride-hailing apps, which don’t face the same costs and rules as regular taxis, has severely reduced their income. Many come to Jakarta from other parts of Indonesia and support their families as taxi drivers.Driver Jeffrey Sumampouw said his earnings have slumped more than 60 per cent since Uber and other apps starting getting popular in Jakarta about a year ago.“The government must defend us from illegal drivers who have stolen our income,” he said. “We almost cry every day because it’s difficult to get passengers.”Smartphone-based apps such as Uber have turned the public transport industry on its head worldwide. In the U.S. and Europe, the apps have been acclaimed by urban customers tired of struggling to find cabs, while taxi companies accuse the mavericks of running unlicensed services.Uber has been making a big push into Asia, intensifying competition in a region where there already was a slew of ride-hailing apps such as Malaysia’s Grab, which operates in several Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia.On Monday, Grab said it had formed a strategic partnership with Lippo, which is one of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates, and claimed its “GrabCar” business in Indonesia grew 30 per cent last month. Go-Jek, an Indonesian startup that hails motorcycle taxis and provides other services like document and food delivery, has also exploded in popularity in the past year.The demonstrations Tuesday elicited little if any sympathy from commuters in a city of 10 million people that already suffers massive congestion.“This protest is so terrible. They really are rude and overbearing. I was very hurt,” said Dewi Gayatri, who missed her flight for a business trip to Makassar in eastern Indonesia.“I still like Uber, and hope the government protects Uber, because it’s so easy to order and cheaper,” she said.Indonesia’s vice-president Jusuf Kalla complained it was the first time his motorcade had been stuck in traffic since being elected nearly two years ago.Kalla, who was on his way to pay respects to 13 army officers killed in a helicopter crash in Sulawesi on the weekend, said “technology could not be resisted.”Officials have given mixed signals recently about how ride apps would be regulated. Indonesia’s president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has previously defended the Go-Jek app in particular as making life easier for Jakarta residents and refused calls to ban it.Minister of Information Technology and Communications Rudiantara, who goes by one name, said last week the government wants to “level the playing field” by ensuring all transport is regulated. “We are not talking about blocking or unblocking because technology is neutral,” he said at a press conference following a protest involving hundreds of drivers.Haryono, a driver for the Blue Bird taxi company, said he wanted to keep on working Tuesday but couldn’t avoid the protest.“I was forced to stop and join with them,” he said. “I cannot do anything because they look angry. It would be dangerous for me, my passenger and my vehicle if I denied their request.”___Ali Kotarumalos in Jakarta contributed. Protest against taxi apps causes chaos in Indonesia capital by Niniek Karmini And Stephen Wright, The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2016 12:59 am MDT Last Updated Mar 22, 2016 at 1:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Exercise can help chronic fatigue syndrome study shows

first_imgCFS affects about seven in 1000 people and is characterised by chronic, disabling fatigue in the absence of an alternative diagnosis.The self-help exercise programmed involved slowly building up physical activity levels after establishing a daily routine, with the support of a physiotherapist over the phone or Skype.The research was published in The Lancet. Increasing exercise each day can help patients with Chronic Fatigue System to feel less tired and feel better, a new study suggests.Scientists at Queen Mary University of London placed 200 people on a 12 week programme in which they were either encouraged by a physiotherapist to walk a little more each or given a programme of medical care including medication for depression, pain and insomnia.After four months the mean fatigue score of the exercise group was four points lower than in the control group, on a scale of 100, which researchers said was a moderate but significant impact.  Physical function was also six points higher.One in five of the group who had exercised also reported feeling ‘much better’ or ‘very much better.’ Gradually increasing walking each day could help reduce fatigue Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Gradually increasing walking each day could help reduce fatigue Lead author Dr Lucy Clark said: “We found that a self-help approach to a graded exercise programme, guided by a therapist, was safe and also helped to reduce fatigue for some people with chronic fatigue syndrome, suggesting that it might be useful as an initial treatment for patients to help manage symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.“We are now looking at whether the effects were maintained beyond 12 weeks.“The aim is to progress carefully to improve rather than pushing people too hard and towards a setback.”last_img read more

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30 Enmore Estate foremenwomen yet to receive severance payments GAWU

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGAWU to take GuySuCo, NICIL to court over remainder of severance for 4,283 employeesJune 27, 2018In “Court”Severance pay: Despite GAWU’s court case, Govt will pay when “it promised”- HarmonJuly 5, 2018In “Court”$2.4B tabled for remainder of severance pay as workers protest outside of ParliamentOctober 18, 2018In “Business” Thirty field foremen/forewomen of the Enmore Estate who were deemed redundant by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) are currently without their severance payments.File Photo: Earlier this year sugar workers and their families participated in a protest march along several streets of Enmore and Foulis on the East Coast of DemeraraThis is according to the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) which said that the Corporation’s redundancy letters to the aforementioned persons dated October 24, 2017, stated inter alia “… in accordance with Section 12, subsection (2) (a), (b) and (c) of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act 1997 (TESPA), the Corporation wishes to inform you that your job is being made redundant. As a consequence, this letter serves to give you one (1) month’s notice of the aforementioned in accordance with Section 15, subsection (1) of TESPA 1997.” The letter continues “this notice shall expire on November, 23 2017, hence your last day of work with the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc., East Demerara Estate”.To that end GAWU posited that the affected group of workers, naturally, expected to receive their payments on their last working day but were disappointed as the Corporation is yet to honour its lawful obligations.“The workers related to the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) that the non-payment of their redundancy pay is adding insult to injury as they desperately require their monies to sustain themselves and their families at this time, until, hopefully, some work can be found in the near future” said GAWU.Moreover, the Union says it finds the delay perplexing given public statements by several State officials, including President David Granger himself, “committing that the workers would receive their redundancy pay as the Government moves forward with is heartless plans to shutter estates and cruelly put workers on the road at the usually joyful Christmas Season.”According to GAWU, “the delay certainly casts serious doubts on the Administration’s utterances and we cannot help but wonder whether this is a harbinger of things to come as four thousand workers, in a few days’ time will join the already saturated ranks of the unemployed in our nation.”Hundreds of workers attached to the East Demerara Estate (EDE) located in Enmore, East Coast Demerara, have been issued termination letters by GuySuCo, as the plans announced by Government earlier this year to close the sugar estate starts to take effect.Earlier this month, termination letters were issued to over 2000 workers at the Skeldon Estate. This move follows on the heels of the similar notice given to Rose Hall Estate workers about one week prior.In May 2017, Government announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services offered by GuySuCo.In November, GuySuCo announced plans to retrench 2500 workers by the end of this year.GAWU had said the downsizing and subsequent closure of sugar estates would lead to the loss of more than 15,000 jobs, and the potential threat of poverty for between 50,000 and 100,000 people. read more

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Barford Equipment launches three new machines for smaller mine bulk handling

first_imgBarford Equipment, the UK based manufacturer of track, mobile and stationary screens, wheeled and tracked conveyors plus trailers, has just announced three new equipment models meeting demand, it says, “from global customers for high specification and competitively prices solutions.”Stephen Murphy, Distribution Manager for the Barford product range notes “mining markets have long appreciated the equipment available under the Barford banner and over recent months we have significantly expanded both the range of machines on offer as well as the global distributor base from which they can be sourced. Barford is a well-known brand in the UK and across Europe, having built an enviable reputation and possessing a long and illustrious history, but it was relatively unknown in the US market; but that’s changing.”The new Barford models being introduced comprise the TR8048 track-mounted stockpile conveyor; the BF7042 tracked mounted bin feeder; and the SM312, a single-axle mobile double-deck screen.The TR8048 track-mounted stockpile conveyor has a reach of over 24 m and a 1,220 mm wide belt. It also includes a twin-drive discharge belt complete with hydraulic slew hubs and a Cat 2.2 turbo engine with hydraulic oil cooler and a remote control movement.The BF7042 bin feeder has a 1,066 mm wide belt and an extended reach of 21 m. Other features include a twin-drive discharge belt complete with hydraulic slew hubs and a Cat 4.4 elect automation control movement.  It also ships with a ‘Mulch’ option that has an agitator attachment to break up material before it goes onto the belt) and there is a larger BF7048 Mulch variant.SM312 is a single-axle mobile 3-m x 1.29-m) double deck screen complete with double drive pump to suit auxiliary, extended folding fines conveyors and incorporates a CAT 2.2 37kw engine and removable tow bar.Earlier this year Barford successfully entered the US market, launching the SR-124 and the S-104, two new track mounted screeners, to meet local demand. Both were previewed at the Spring Sale in Kissimmee, Florida in February coordinated by top auctioneers Yoder & Frey and proved to be the perfect event to develop brand awareness amongst prospective distributor representatives and buyers.  As a direct result it has signed up a number of Barford Equipment distributers and the objective is to have one in each US state.Further afield several new distributors have also been signed up in in Australia to cover both Perth and Sydney. The European network is also undergoing expansion with new distributors being signed up in several of the key EU markets but others are still being actively sort particularly those with direct mining, aggregate, recycling and construction sector knowledge and experience.The two robust and refined Barford screeners launched earlier this year comprise: the SR-124 (pictured) a tracked three way split heavy duty screener, with a 12 x 4 screen box that fits into a 40 ft HC container; and the S-104 a tracked three way split inclined screener with a 10 x 4 screen box that again fits into a 40 ft HC container – key features of the Barford range which have been incorporated through design to realisation.The SR-124 is built around a Caterpillar power unit while the engine on the S-104 is produced by renowned British manufacturer JCB but is also available with a Deutz engine.In addition to the two tracked screeners being launched, Barford Equipment also manufacturers a range of straight and radial tracked and wheeled stockpile conveyors.  Other products include: the D16, a 16 t, twin-axle dump trailer; The R15  15 t twin-axle rock trailer; and the L22, a 19 t, 22 ft long chassis twin axle low loader. There is also a range of screen boxes, the US40 with its 3.75 m2 total screening area being the most popular.  Other models provide 1.8 m2 or a 6.5 m2 screening areas.last_img read more

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Duvnjak Penezic – Croatias best for 2011

← Previous Story Germany – Hungary 1:1 in Magdeburg Next Story → Your opinion: Slawomir Szmal is the biggest loss for some EHF EURO 2012 team! In a year in which Croatia’s men won 5th place and Croatia’s women 7th place, the Croatian Handball federation chose the best male and female player. Andrea Penezic is again, for the 4th time in a row, Croatia’s best player in female competition, while in men’s competition Domagoj Duvnjak took his first “pride” of being Croatia’s best male player, in a very strong competition with Balic, Vori…Best coach was voted Ivica Obrvan, while Marija Gubica and Boris Milosevic are the best referees, 3rd win in a row for them. read more

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MovieBob Reviews THE DARK TOWER

first_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Is The Dark Tower good?Not at all.Should I be surprised by that?It’s a big-budget movie supposedly adapting an 8-book series chopped down to about 90 minutes being dumped in early August, so… no, not really.What’s it about?A misunderstood kid who’s actually magical and/or special teams up with a good guy to stop a bad guy from destroying the world.That’s it?That’s pretty much it, yes.That sounds like not enough story to come from eight books.Okay, here’s the deal: The Dark Tower is a series of fantasy/horror/supernatural/western novels from Stephen King, which started out as more or less his answer to Lord of The Rings and has grown to include the eight main books, multiple spin-offs and Marvel comics side-stories, an online video game and – on top of all that! – it’s filled with references and character-crossovers with his other books that effectively unifies almost everything King has ever written into a single giant multiverse. Basically, the only way to turn it into a single movie would be to throw most of it out or just make something that’s impossible to follow or care about.Which version is this?Oddly, both – it’s obviously been cut to the bone (that’s what you do to a movie when you know it’s bad: make it short and make up your money in extra showtimes) but it also doesn’t make a lot of sense and isn’t really worth investing the effort it’d take to work around that.So what’s the actual story of THIS movie?The basic idea is that “The Dark Tower” is this big ancient structure built at the (literal) center of everything that holds reality together for an unknown number of different universes (of which we see exactly TWO: Earth and Quasi-Post-Apocalyptic Cowboy Earth) and keeps an army of otherworldly monsters from breaking in and wrecking the place up. Matthew McConaughey’s “The Man in Black” (who’s name here is “Walter” but is also secretly several other villains seen in other Stephen King books) is an evil wizard who wants all that evil-monster stuff to get in, so he’s kidnapping children with the same psychic powers as the kid from The Shining (the ONLY major spoken-out-loud King mythology reference I caught) so he can use them to power a giant machine that will shoot lasers at The Tower to blow it up. But one of the kids from “Keystone Earth” (which, as I understand it, is like “regular” Earth but also not) has visions that leads him to Post-Apocalyptic Cowboy Universe first, where he teams up Idris Elba as Roland, a Gunslinger (read: “a knight, but also a cowboy”) who has magic guns made out of Excalibur and is looking to find and kill The Man in Black.Okay… And what actually happens because of all this?A lot of the kid and Roland wandering “Mid-World” (Post-Apocalyptic Cowboy Earth) and visiting a generic Mad Max village for exposition, a boring fight with a cheezy-looking CGI monster, a shootout with random boring henchmen, a zap back to Keystone Earth New York so Roland can do the Crocodile Dundee “badass amazed by modern stuff,” another bigger shootout with (different) boring henchmen, a lot of destiny bullshit with Special Magic Kid that feels lifted right out of those Percy Jackson movies, and a final confrontation between Roland and The Man in Black that – sincerely – looks exactly like it came from one of the Resident Evil films. Oh, and while the mythology-connection stuff is almost all tossed or only hinted at, random “stuff” representing the most widely recognizable King books that have been turned into movies keeps popping up in the background but not amounting to anything.Is there anything worthwhile in there?Elba is REALLY good in this kind of role, the trick-shooting Gunslinger stuff is nifty-looking and it moves quick and ends before it becomes unbearably tedious. But there’s really just nothing there.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Meghan Harry name baby son Archie Harrison

first_imgLONDON — Tired but beaming, new parents Meghan and Prince Harry presented their 2-day-old son to the world as he slumbered Wednesday and also revealed his name: Archie.The royal couple, known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since their marriage not quite a year ago, said the full name of the child born seventh in line to the British throne is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.The baby slept peacefully through his carefully orchestrated media moment. His mother, making her first public appearance since giving birth early Monday, called Archie “a dream” who “has the sweetest temperament.”“He’s really calm,” Meghan said.Harry quipped: “I wonder who he gets that from.”Harry and Meghan did not choose an aristocratic title for their son. He is not a prince but could have been given the title “Lord” before his first name.Instead he will be known for now as “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.”The surname, used by some members of the royal family, was created to recognize the lineage of both Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip.last_img read more

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Market Watch Sensex slips by 150 points ahead of Fed meeting gold

first_imgThe S&P BSE Sensex fell 150 points on Tuesday as traders booked profits ahead of the two-day meeting of US central bank on 16 and 17 September.The Sensex ended 0.58% at 25,705 points, while the 50-share Nifty fell 43 points, or 0.55%, to close at 7,829 points.”Just when we thought that the rising intermediate trend is here to stay, markets once again witnessed some selling pressure. Traders and investors preferred to stay on the sidelines or book some profits ahead of the Fed Meet, which is scheduled to be held this Wednesday and Thursday. Drop in cash volumes; dip in delivery volumes and no real signs of any short covering so far have kept the traders on tenterhooks,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.Investors booked profits in bank stocks which had gained in the previous session on expectations of an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as early as this month.The sell-off was also partly due to resumption of weakness in the Chinese equity markets. China’s Shanghai Composite index plunged 3.5% to end at 3,005 points.Indian markets ended lower going into the US Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and Thursday; there is 50% probability of a rate hike announcement at the meeting.”The most recent FOMC survey shows 55% looking for no change and 45% looking for a hike, but that probably understates the shift in opinion, as those looking for ‘no change’ are more convinced of their case than those expecting a hike,” said Societe General in a note.Among the sectoral indices, metal and capital goods were the biggest losers, dropping by over 2%. Tata Steel, Vedanta, Tata Motors, Hindalco, L&T and Axis Bank were ended in the red. Aviation stocks rose sharply after budget carrier IndiGo received the market regulator’s nod for its Rs 2500-crore initial public offer (IPO), Business Standard reported. While Jet Airways ended 1.8% higher, Spicejet shares went up by 5.6%.Shares of FMCG companies also ended in the green after a data showed that inflation fell to 3.66% in August.Gold prices also traded weak, as investors remained cautious in taking bets. The yellow metal ended Rs10 lower at Rs 26,350 per 10 gm. Silver prices slumped by Rs 300 to Rs 34,500 per kg amid a weak demand by industrial units and coin makers.The rupee also ended lower at 66.37 against the US dollar, as the demand for the greenback went up amid weakness in domestic equities.last_img read more

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Satterfield to Sign Autographs Prior to Sundays Mens Basketball Game versus Notre

first_imgSatterfield will sign from 12:30 p.m. until approximately 1 p.m.  near the Heaven Hill Bar area on the main concourse of the arena. Fans will be limited to one item per person to ensure the line moves quickly to accommodate the demand. The Cardinals will conduct their Spring Showcase on March 7 at 7 p.m. in Cardinal Stadium.Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield will sign autographs at the KFC Yum! Center prior to Sunday’s men’s basketball game versus Notre Dame. Fans are permitted to bring photos, footballs, and apparel for the first-year head coach to autograph. Story Linkslast_img read more

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Study shows visual clues important for pigeons homing abilities

first_img Most everyone knows that homing pigeons are good at finding their way home when released from a distant vantage point, but, despite a lot of study by a lot of scientists, it is still not clear just how exactly the birds do what they do. This new study suggests that at least for known flight patterns, the birds rely mainly on visual cues.In humans, visual information taken in by one eye passes into one of the brain’s hemispheres and is then shared with the other hemisphere via the corpus coliseum—birds do not have such a connection, which suggests that visual information from one eye is not shared between hemispheres. This provides a unique opportunity to test whether homing pigeons rely on visual cues to make their way home—by covering one eye as the bird flies. Credit: © Emma Truswell (—A small team of researchers with Oxford University in the U.K. and the University of Pisa in Italy, has through experimentation, found that homing pigeons use visual cues to help them find their way home. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study and results which they suggest, help explain the birds’ remarkable abilities. Credit: © Emma Truswell © Antone Martinho Citation: Study shows visual clues important for pigeons homing abilities (2015, October 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Credit: © Emma Truswell This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further Credit: © Antone Martinho Credit: © Emma Truswell To test whether visual clues are an important navigational aid, the researchers enlisted the assistance of 12 homing pigeons, each trained to follow a four kilometer flight path from one site to another. But, each was trained with one eye covered. Once they were trained, the team then had the birds fly the same route 18 times with the other eye covered to see if they followed the same route. As it turns out, the route was not the same, which suggested the bird had to rely on other means (odors, magnetic fields, etc.) to figure out the way home—they seemingly “forgot” how to get home as they had already learned. Birds that served as a control group, on the other hand, flew very nearly the exact same path to get home each time.The team reports that GPS data from sensors on the birds indicated that they appeared to rely more and more on memorized visual clues (rivers, roads, etc.) the more times they flew the same route, which comes close to proving that using visual cues is one of the primary ways that pigeons find their way home. Passenger pigeons help to navigate © 2015 More information: Asymmetric visual input and route recapitulation in homing pigeons, Published 7 October 2015.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1957AbstractPigeons (Columba livia) display reliable homing behaviour, but their homing routes from familiar release points are individually idiosyncratic and tightly recapitulated, suggesting that learning plays a role in route establishment. In light of the fact that routes are learned, and that both ascending and descending visual pathways share visual inputs from each eye asymmetrically to the brain hemispheres, we investigated how information from each eye contributes to route establishment, and how information input is shared between left and right neural systems. Using on-board global positioning system loggers, we tested 12 pigeons’ route fidelity when switching from learning a route with one eye to homing with the other, and back, in an A-B-A design. Two groups of birds, trained first with the left or first with the right eye, formed new idiosyncratic routes after switching eyes, but those that flew first with the left eye formed these routes nearer to their original routes. This confirms that vision plays a major role in homing from familiar sites and exposes a behavioural consequence of neuroanatomical asymmetry whose ontogeny is better understood than its functional significance.last_img read more

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Costa Ricas Unity party plummets in latest poll as the race for

first_imgNo related posts. Who would you vote for? | Create infographics The Social Christian Unity Party’s (PUSC) poll numbers are stinging from Dr. Rodolfo Hernández’s flip-flop resignation earlier this month, while the race for second place behind National Liberation Party (PLN) candidate Johnny Araya is neck-and-neck, Semanario Universidad reported on Wednesday.But with four months remaining until the Feb. 2, 2014 election, and with more than 47 percent of respondents claiming they’re undecided, the election is still anyone’s race.The University of Costa Rica’s Center for Political Studies and Investigation (CIEP) released its latest voter poll Wednesday morning, showing that many candidates have gobbled up the votes left behind by Hernández, who left the race for good on Oct. 9.Support for the PUSC dropped from 12.9 percent from CIEP’s August survey to 3 percent in October, when Ticos were asked for whom they would vote if the election were held today.Libertarian Movement Party candidate Otto Guevara and leftist Broad Front Party candidate José María Villalta both significantly raised their support from 1.4 percent and 4.5 percent in August, respectively, to a close race at 9.9 and 9.7 percent.Citizen Action Party candidate Luis Guillermo Solís has stalled at 4.2 percent, compared to 4.1 percent two months ago. Meanwhile, Araya rose 4 points from 20.2.“It seems a little exaggerated to me that there would be a drop of this magnitude; there are many people who continue to identify as Social Christians,” Piza told Universidad Semanario, noting that he had only started his campaign on Oct. 12.“It’s normal that there would be a drop, but I’m convinced that party loyalty will hold and that we are the party of second preference for Costa Ricans,” he added, referencing years past when the PUSC and PLN formed a de facto two-party system.Araya said he is glad that his polling numbers had not slipped and that his lead was proof he is the Costa Rican people’s preference.“The two candidates that are fighting for second place don’t reach me combining their votes, which makes me think there is a robust trend in favor of my candidacy,” the PLN candidate said.But Araya doesn’t have the presidency in the bag yet. In Costa Rica, presidential candidates must win at least 40 percent of the first-round vote to avoid a runoff race with the second place finisher.The survey also noted that 79 percent of Ticos say they don’t belong to a political party. CIEP said the poll has a +/- 4.46 percent margin of error.Pollsters surveyed 457 Costa Ricans over the age of 18 between Oct. 14 and 19. Sixty-two percent of people called at home on a landline answered the surveyors’ questions.Candidates looking to improve their ratings will have their chance Wednesday afternoon as they meet for their first debate at the National University in Heredia, north of San José.Follow updates on the debate at center_img Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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360 Mortgage Announces New Regional Manager

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