A Second Chance: How conservation saved a species

first_imgHARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — Animal Adventure park welcomed a new addition to their Scimitar Horned Oryx enclosure on February 26. Native to Northern Africa there are now 1,000 Scimitar Horned Oryx in the wild and a total of 6,000 – 7,000 in captivity. Whats significant about this baby? In 2000 their species were declared extinct in the wild. “So he is very unrepresented in the genetic pool right now, so he will probably move on from our facility as soon as he is of age and go somewhere where he can be used and his genetics can be represented with other females of the population.” Oakley will move on to another park when he comes of age to take part in a survival species programs and continue the gene pool of his species.center_img However through determination and conservation efforts the species was given a second chance, in 2016 they were reintroduced back into the wild. “This baby is very important for conservation efforts, our female and male we have here have never had a calf before together, and with this being her first calf.” said Erin Lien the curator at Animal Adventure Park. A new baby Oryx named Oakley, its the first Oryx the park was able to breed.last_img read more

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Manchester regeneration: Sporting chance

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Sand In The City: Not Just For The Kids

first_imgSubmitted by The Port Of OlympiaEnjoy Sand in the City this WeekendSandcastles aren’t just child’s play at Sand in the City on August 23-25 at the Hands On Children’s Museum. The largest sand sculpting event in Washington State, the free three-day festival expects 50,000 visitors to the new museum on Olympia’s East Bay Waterfront.Thirteen teams will compete in the sandcastle competition and people of all skill levels can sculpt a castle in the giant sandboxes.  Among the attractions are live music, great local food and more than 40 art and science activities.For a special event admission rate of $25, families can play inside the new museum’s nine themed galleries and the new Outdoor Discovery Center.All proceeds from Sand in the City directly support the Hands On Children’s Museum’s Free & Reduced Admissions program. Over 100,000 children and their families benefit from the program by experiencing the museum regardless of their ability to pay.Port of Olympia is proud to be a sponsor the annual Sand in the City festival. For more information, click here. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Relief in sight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The workers who toiled at Rocketdyne’s Santa Susana Field Lab and other Department of Energy operations in the San Fernando Valley area made invaluable contributions to the United States’ space exploration program and development of nuclear technology. But their jobs also brought them into close proximity with toxic chemicals and radioactive materials. That exposure might have contributed to the illnesses that some workers have developed, but, until now, many were denied even a hearing for workers’ compensation claims. That could change for many sick former lab workers, like Robert Perock who has a particularly aggressive form of leukemia, and their families who could qualify for up to $250,000 in compensation. It’s about time that the federal government recognized that these workers deserved at least a consideration that they may have given their health and lives for their jobs.last_img read more

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DD Medical Matters: Glandular Fever – what is it and how do I treat it?

first_imgThis week, Dr Ciarán Roarty of Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice looks at Glandular Fever.What is Glandular Fever?This is an infection usually in young adults and teenagers which is caused by a virus which passes from person to person in close contact eg. kissing but also through sharing cups etc. It causes a number of symptoms including a sore throat with swollen glands (usually the neck glands are most noticeable ) as well as flu-like symptoms such as temperatures, aches and headaches. Some people develop puffy eyes. The spleen which is located below the ribs on the left side can swell and sometimes become tender.How do I know if I have it?The symptoms can be similar to other viral illnesses so if your doctor suspects Glandular Fever they may organise a blood test to confirm the diagnosis. How is it treated?Like a lot of viral illnesses, no specific treatment is required. Fluids and rest along with pain relief medicines such as paracetamol or ibuprofen is the usual advice. Avoidance of close contact with others will help reduce the chance of spreading Glandular Fever. Alcohol can make symptoms much worse and should be avoided. Antibiotics do not work for viruses and are therefore not beneficial, unless your doctor feels a secondary bacterial throat infection has set in. Does it take long to settle?Most people recover in a few weeks, occasionally longer and it is unusual to develop it a second time. Complications are unusual but include damage to the spleen. As it is swollen it is more prone to harm if trauma occurs. Usually, this is why your doctor will recommend avoiding contact sports for at least 8 weeks. Some people can develop a red rash which is not itchy. Others may develop jaundice (a yellow tinge of the skin and whites of your eyes). It is quite common to feel low or a bit down during the infection with tiredness. This usually clears in time. The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns please contact your own Doctor. Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasound is a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice , Scally Place, Letterkenny, Tel 0749164111scallys.ieDD Medical Matters: Glandular Fever – what is it and how do I treat it? was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD Medical MattersDr Ciaran Roartyglandular feverlast_img read more

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Shazam’s New iPad App Is Designed For Watching TV With A Tablet, Too

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts Shazam, an app best known for identifying songs playing around you, is making a big move into identifying all kinds of media playing around you.That promises to move Shazam from our pockets, where its smartphone apps mostly identify songs, to our living rooms—and hence to the tablets we typically keep near our TVs. Those tablets are becoming known as “second screens”—and Shazam wants to have a big presence on them.The most intriguing aspect of Shazam’s latest version is its added capability to tag events on live TV in the U.S., a clear sign that Shazam wants to be the gateway app for second-screen use. As you watch a TV show, Shazam can listen and identify it, revealing information about the show and linking to related content. Commercials will be tagged as well, giving advertisers another channel to reach you.(See Why The Future of Shazam Is TV, Not Music.)iPad users will also now get to use auto-tagging and lyrics delivered through Shazam’s LyricPlay system. Those features were previously available on other platforms, but not the iPad version.The social aspects of the new version of the app are not to be ignored. The home screen on the iPad app will have real-time updates on what shows and songs people find popular. Shazam users on both iPhones and iPads will now be able to explore a map of tagged music, presumably to discover what the people around them like.Shazam for iOS 6.0.0 on the iPadPlaying around with the app today, I found most of the features worked as advertised, though there was a period where the app’s tagging did not work—the app thought I wasn’t connected to the Internet. (I was.) Live TV tagging picked up very quickly—though it does need to be live, I discovered. Some shows I have on Amazon Prime didn’t get tagged when played back on my Roku player.I appreciated Shazam’s integration with Rdio, the streaming-music service, but if I wanted to connect to Spotify (or Pandora), I would have to pay a one-time fee of $6.99 for the Encore edition.Beyond the new features for iPad users, the new version of Shazam offers a sneak peek into a potential future of online entertainment: a strong blend of social and multimedia content designed to make us forget the time when we ever watched TV through a single, lonely screen. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img brian proffitt 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#connected TV#music#Second Screen#Shazam#social music last_img read more

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Indian cricketers’ Asian Games participation in jeopardy: IOA

first_imgIndian cricketers’ refusal to sign the WADA anti-doping code has cast a shadow over their participation in next year’s Asian Games, admits IOA General Secretary Randhir Singh.”If you don’t comply (with the WADA) as far as the rules and regulations are concerned you cannot participate in the Asian Games,” said Randhir.Indian cricketers, backed by the BCCI, are not ready to sign the whereabout clause of the code, which makes it mandatory for players to reveal three-months in advance their location for out of competition dope test.”Rules and regulations of the Olympic Council of Asia are very clear, you have to comply by the WADA rules as fas as doping is concerned. So there is no way that anyone who does not comply can participate in the Asian Games,” he added.The Indian Olympic Association Secretary General, though, said he did not see the situation worsening for the players.”I am very confident that this stand-off is not going to last. It’s lack of understanding and I am sure we will get over it in few days. The Asian Games are still a year and four-five months away but if something like this happens it will depend on the OCA to take the decision,” he told CNN-IBN.Asked if there was any chance that the ‘whereabouts’ clause could be dropped by the WADA, Randhir said he did not see any such possibility in the near future.last_img read more

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Blake Griffin still day to day with troublesome knee with playoffs coming up

first_imgGriffin played 75 games this season, his most since 2013-14, when he was with the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged a career-high 24.5 points per game, along with 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists. He also made a career-high 189 3-pointers, shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Paul George could sit Game 1 of Thunder vs Blazers with sore shoulder Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, second from left, sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Detroit. Griffin sat out for a third game with a sore knee. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey says star forward Blake Griffin is still day to day heading into the postseason.The NBA playoffs start Saturday, but Detroit opens its series against top-seeded Milwaukee on Sunday night. The extra rest was a bit of a break for the Pistons, who also get two days off before Games 2 and 3. Griffin, who has been dealing with a troublesome left knee, did not play in the regular-season finale Wednesday when Detroit wrapped up a playoff spot by winning at New York .ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View commentslast_img read more

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Conservative icon David Koch leaving business politics

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Billionaire conservative icon David Koch is stepping down from the Koch brothers’ network of business and political activities.The 78-year-old New York resident is suffering from deteriorating health, according to a letter that older brother Charles Koch sent to company officials Tuesday morning.Charles Koch wrote that he is “deeply saddened” by his brother’s retirement. “David has always been a fighter and is dealing with this challenge in the same way,” he wrote.David Koch is leaving his roles as executive vice-president and board member for Koch Industries and a subsidiary, Koch Chemical Technology group, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer. Koch is also stepping down as chairman of the board for the Americans For Prosperity Foundation, the charity related to Koch brothers’ primary political organization.Charles Koch had assumed a more visible leadership role in the brothers’ affairs in recent years. He will continue to serve as the CEO of Koch Industries and the unofficial face of the network’s political efforts.Democrats have demonized the Koch brothers for their outsized influence in conservative politics over the last decade. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid regularly attacked Republicans for what he called a “Koch addiction.”Yet the Kochs have clashed with the Trump administration at times.Citing concerns about Trump’s style and substance, the network refused to endorse either presidential candidate in the 2016 election. And while they have praised Trump’s policies on taxes, de-regulation and health care, they have aggressively attacked the Republican administration’s trade policies. On Monday, the Koch network announced a multi-million-dollar campaign to oppose Trump’s tariffs and highlight the benefit of free trade.Using the money they made from their Kansas-based family business empire, the Koch brothers have created what is likely the nation’s most powerful political organization with short- and long-term goals. Their network has promised to spend $400 million to shape the 2018 midterm elections. They have also devoted significant time and resources to strengthening conservative influence on college campuses, in the Hispanic community and in the non-profit sector.David Koch, who served as the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential candidate in 1980, had begun focus more on philanthropy in recent years.The Manhattan resident donated $150 million to New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2015, the largest gift in the organization’s history. He has also given $185 million in total donations to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his alma mater.In an April interview with the Washington Examiner, Charles Koch described his younger brother this way: “David is much more political than I am.”Charles continued: “David is a much better engineer than I am and is much more into the arts and social life. Obviously he’s got to be or he wouldn’t live in Manhattan. And David is much more into elective politics than I am.”In Tuesday’s letter, Charles Koch said his brother’s “guidance and loyalty, especially in our most troubled times, has been unwavering.”“David has never wanted anything for himself that he hasn’t earned, as his sole desire has always been to contribute,” he wrote.last_img read more

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Report Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025

first_imgGENEVA – More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that highlights the speed with which the labour market will change in coming years.The World Economic Forum estimates that machines will be responsible for 52 per cent of the division of labour as share of hours within seven years, up from just 29 per cent today. By 2022, the report says, roughly 75 million jobs worldwide will be lost, but that could be more than offset by the creation of 133 million new jobs.A major challenge, however, will be training and re-training employees for that new world of work.“By 2025, the majority of workplace tasks in existence today will be performed by machines or algorithms. At the same time a greater number of new jobs will be created,” said Saadia Zahidi, a WEF board member. “Our research suggests that neither businesses nor governments have fully grasped the size of this key challenge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”The “Future of Jobs 2018” report, the second of its kind, is based on a survey of executives representing 15 million employees in 20 economies. Its authors say the outlook for job creation has become more positive since the last report in 2016 because businesses have a better sense of the opportunities made possible by technology.The WEF said challenges for employers include enabling remote work, building safety nets to protect workers, and providing reskilling for employees. However, the report found that only one in three respondents planned to reskill at-risk workers.Despite net positive job growth, the WEF anticipates a “significant shift in the quality, location, format and permanency of new roles. Businesses are to expand use of contractors for task-specialized work, engage workers in more flexible arrangements, utilize remote staffing, and change up locations to get access to the right talent.The report said nearly half of all companies expect their full-time workforces to shrink by 2022, while nearly two in five expect to extend their workforce generally, and over one-quarter expect automation to create new roles in their enterprises.Germany’s powerful DGB trade union association warned against too rapid change in the world of work.“People, whether they’re workers or consumers, will only accept and tolerate the consequences if technology serves them — and not they it,” Reiner Hoffmann told daily Welt in reaction to the WEF report.___AP writer Frank Jordans contributed from Berlin.last_img read more

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