Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Authorities in Ecuador have confirmed that 123 baby giant turtles were stolen from the Arnaldo Tupiza breeding center on Isabela, the largest island of the Galápagos, on the night of Sept. 24.The hatchlings belonged to two species, the Cerro Azul giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vicina) and Sierra Negra giant tortoise (Chelonoidis guntheri), both listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.Provincial lawmaker Washington Paredes Torres said the breeding center did not have surveillance systems, security cameras or light sensors, and had only one guard. He added: “If somebody wants to go in by night and steal, they can.” On the night of Sept. 24, 123 giant tortoise hatchlings were stolen from the Arnaldo Tupiza breeding center on Isabela, the largest island in the Galápagos.The hatchlings belonged to two species, the Cerro Azul (Chelonoidis vicina) and Sierra Negra (Chelonoidis guntheri) giant tortoises, the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador said in a statement. Both species are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.The theft is under investigation by the Galápagos attorney general’s office, the ministry said, and they are withholding further information “to avoid obstruction of the work of the competent authorities.”A week-old Galápagos tortoise. Image by Peder Toftegaard Olsen via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0).Native to the Galápagos Islands, the Galápagos giant tortoises have experienced a severe population decline over the past decades, caused mainly by hunting for meat and oil, the introduction of non-native animals like goats, rats and pigs to the islands, and agricultural expansion. Today, only 10 of the 15 known species of Galápagos giant tortoise survive in the wild — all either severely threatened or on the brink of extinction.Captive-breeding efforts to save the tortoises from extinction began in 1965. The Arnaldo Tupiza breeding center, established in 1993, is one of three tortoise centers in the Galápagos created to help restore giant tortoise numbers in the wild. All three facilities are managed by the Galápagos National Park Directorate.Located on Isabela Island, the Arnaldo Tupiza center spans 2 hectares (5 acres) for the captive breeding of giant tortoises, according to the environment ministry’s statement. “It also has park rangers, volunteers and security personnel to guarantee the work that is carried out in the place,” the ministry said.Washington Paredes Torres, a member of the Galápagos provincial assembly, said on Twitter that the center did not have surveillance systems, security cameras or light sensors, and had only one guard. “The turtles are just there. If somebody wants to go in by night and steal, they can,” he told AFP.NO SON 100 SI NO 123 LAS TORTUGUITAS ROBADAS EL MARTES 24 DE SEPT EN LA NOCHE.CENTRO NO CUENTA CON SISTEMAS DE VIGILANCIAS, CÁMARAS DE SEGURIDAD, SENSORES DE LUZ Y SOLO TIENE UN GUARDIA @eluniversocom @teleamazonasec @AsambleaEcuador @Presidencia_Ec @ecuavisa @elcomerciocom pic.twitter.com/Gtr9vy54i0— Washington Paredes Torres (@ParedesWashingt) October 5, 2018Chelonoidis vicina at the Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos National Park, Ecuador. Image by Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). Article published by Shreya Dasgupta
MILAN (AP):Juventus missed Mario Mandzukic and Giorgio Chiellini. They got by with Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus came from behind to win at relegation-threatened Empoli 2-1 yesterday and maintain their unbeaten start in Serie A.His first was a perfectly placed penalty, and his second was a magnificent 20-yard strike, which his coach, Massimiliano Allegri, called “a moment of magic”.”Those types of moves should be shown to kids in football academies rather than boring them with theory and tactics,” Allegri said. “Tomorrow, so many of them will go out and try to imitate the feat of a superstar: By doing that they will certainly learn more than with abstract concepts.”Ronaldo has seven goals in 10 league matches and four in four since being accused of rape in the United States last month.Following a midweek win at Manchester United in the Champions League, Mandzukic was out injured along with Emre Can and Sami Khedira. Juventus was dealt another blow when defender Chiellini limped out of the warm-up and was replaced in the starting line-up by Daniele Rugani.
Tags:#enterprise#news Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now ETH Zurich open-sourced an experimental operating system called BarrelFish, which it built in conjunction with Microsoft Research. The purpose of BarrelFish is to explore the best ways to structure OSes for multicore systems.BarrelFish is a completely new OS “built from scratch,” so it doesn’t depend on any proprietary Microsoft components. The source code is available under an MIT license.The BarrelFish site actually runs on a BarrelFish server, but the OS is a long way from being used for mainstream applications. Still, it’s a step forward for Microsoft to be working on an open source operating system, even if it is “just” Microsoft Research.I’ve made the case that Microsoft needs to open-source something big. I wouldn’t count this as “something big” yet, but it is progress.One criticism I frequently hear of Microsoft, and the Research division in particular, is that it works on many cool projects that are ultimately abandoned and never released. Making work open source means that even if Microsoft decides to pull the plug on a project, other developers can continue the work if there’s enough interest.(Hat tips to Computer Weekly and James Governor). klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
YouTube’s new feature which is currently under testing gives videos more than one watching perspective. This new feature enables users to upload the videos through various angles the way they like.The new feature means a lot more variety of production for the film-makers. It works like this: once started, you will get an option whichever angle of the camera you prefer.YouTube spokesperson Matt McLernon was quoted by the sections of media, “We want to give artists as many ways to connect with their fans as possible. This experimental feature brings fans even further into creating the experience they want,” he said.In this new feature the thumbnails for different angles appear on the right side of the video and disappear soon it gets started.Presently, the feature is available for desktop versions and can be tested only in the US. YouTube hopes the feature will be widely appreciated watching sports and other concerts as it improves the viewing experience.YouTube has been making and updating its features. Last year, YouTube had updated its app with material design and search filters. YouTube’s version 6.0 looks refreshing as it has added different menu colors mixed with soft and easy effect. With menu bar slides from left, colours are lighter and pleasing.
TORONTO – Using World No Tobacco Day as a backdrop, Imperial Tobacco officially unveiled a vaping product to the Canadian market Thursday, saying the company is moving to help transition smokers away from combustible cigarettes to potentially less harmful products.At a product launch in Toronto, the subsidiary of British American Tobacco (BAT) introduced Vype, a fillable e-cigarette that produces an inhalable aerosol that comes in a number of flavours and is available with various levels of nicotine, including one with none of the addictive chemical.Jorge Araya, president and CEO of Imperial Tobacco Canada, said the aim of Vype and the company’s heat-no-burn cigarette Glo, launched last year, is to help Health Canada reach its goal of having less than five per cent of the population smoking traditional cigarettes by 2035.About 17 per cent of Canadian adults — or about 4.5 million — currently smoke combustible cigarettes. But over the last four to five years, almost two million Canadians have become “vapers,” and many of them are either current or former smokers, Araya said.E-cigarettes, in particular, are being touted as a means of helping smokers quit the addictive habit, which can cause lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular problems.Imperial Tobacco, which sells such brands as Du Maurier, Players and Peter Jackson, has half of Canada’s market share for cigarettes, said Araya, and the company’s goal is to dominate the vaping market as well.“Our journey, which we call ‘transforming tobacco,’ places more control and choice in the hands of consumers…. Transforming tobacco is our acknowledgment that society and the industry is changing and it is our commitment to lead this change through empowering consumer choice.”But David Hammond, a professor of public health at the University of Waterloo who specializes in tobacco control policy, said any company that really wanted to reduce the smoking rate would stop marketing cigarettes and challenging public health measures like plain packaging and health warnings on cigarettes.“If they were really interested in doing that, they would stop those activities and get out of the smoked cigarette business,” he said. “The best outcome here is for nobody to be using e-cigarettes or vaping and nobody to be smoking — full stop.”Hammond said nothing else generates revenue and keeps a customer base like smoked cigarettes, so Big Tobacco “never really had a reason to cannibalize their key demographic.”“But, of course, once the market started to shift, they have an interest in being in that space,” said Hammond, stressing that he has no problem with companies selling and making profit from products.“What I do challenge is their claimed interest in reducing the number of smokers in Canada.”Last week, Bill S-5 to amend the Tobacco Act received royal assent, permitting the sale of vaping products to those age 18 and older, but restricting their promotion, including a ban on all lifestyle advertising as well as sponsorships and celebrity endorsements — similar to prohibitions placed on tobacco products.“The Canadian government in a way has been late to the game when it comes to vaping products,” Araya told an audience of stakeholders at a swank downtown hotel.But with the passage of Bill S-5, “these products are now legal in Canada, and we have now launched our line of potentially less harmful products called Vype across the country,” he said, noting that BAT has invested US$2.5 billion over the last six years in their development.Chris Proctor, BAT’s chief scientific officer based in Southampton, England, said studies suggest that vaping products are about 95 per cent less harmful to health than combustible cigarettes.However, Araya pressed the point that provincial regulations that treat vaping products like cigarettes — often restricting visibility at retail counters and prohibiting information about how they are used — will leave consumers who want to switch from tobacco without any knowledge of their existence on the market.“A smoker walking into a convenience store to buy combustible cigarettes will never know that potentially less harmful alternatives are available,” he said, noting that BAT has captured a significant portion of the vaping and heat-not-burn market in a number other countries.“This is where we need federal leadership to have a very homogenous policy across the country.”The Vype system is made up of a battery-powered heating unit, which will retail for about $40, with bottles of e-liquids selling for about $7 each. Both are subject to HST.The current device requires a user to fill a chamber with e-liquid from the bottle before turning it on, but Imperial plans to launch a version in July that uses a plug-in cartridge.— Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.