first_imgThe Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has ordered a probe into how pictures of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah with Mahatma Gandhi were put on display at a photo exhibition in the varsity. In May, a portrait of Jinnah at the university’s students’ union office had caused a major row. University authorities have removed the photos and a show cause notice was served to the librarian, who is the curator of the exhibition, an official said Friday. The week-long exhibition, themed around the life and times of the Mahatma, is being held as part of the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at the AMU. The probe was ordered after BJP MP Satish Gautam on Thursday demanded the removal of some group photos in which the Mahatma is seen along with the Pakistan founder.“The probe has been ordered as to how these pictures were included in the exhibition and a show cause notice has been served to the librarian Thursday,” Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) spokesman Shafey Qidwai said Friday.“University authorities certainly do not want any controversy on such a matter, keeping in mind the fact that the campus is functioning peacefully. We are only focused on our academic schedule,” he said. The AMU has removed two pictures, including the one in which Gandhi and Jinnah are seen along with others such as Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.last_img read more

first_imgCash-strapped DD Kashir, a J&K-specific television channel of the Prasar Bharati launched by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000, has received a shot in the arm with the launch of the local language version of the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)’ to win the “hearts and minds” in the conflict-ridden State.The inaugural episode of ‘Kus Bani Koshur Crorepati’, a vernacular name of the show produced by the Sony Entertainment Television, was aired on Monday evening at the local Doordarshan centre in Srinagar. In a major revamp in over a decade, the Prasar Bharati has allocated ₹40 crore for DD Kashir, a quantum leap from ₹1 to ₹1.5 crore annually. “Of the amount allocated, ₹20 crore will be spent on the local KBC,” said an official on the condition of anonymity. “The show gives us the opportunity to highlight the local unsung heroes and bring their untold stories to the rest of the country,” said Director General, Doordarshan, Supriya Sahu. The show is hosted by Kashmiri actor Rayees Mohiuddin. “A diverse set of contestants have been drawn from all corners of the State. It is about the people of Kashmir and its identity. It will bring out tear-jerking people’s story,” said Mr. Mohiuddin. The programme evoked immense response on the social media platforms from the locals. The DD had stopped producing Kashmiri language serials or songs nearly for a decade now.It would be the first such entertainment programme on DD Kashir, where fund allocation was slashed in 2012 following the CBI raids on local producers in an alleged embezzlement case. In its wake, the Prasar Bharati changed rules, “which made it difficult for local private producers to compete for producing any entertainment programme in J&K”, a local producer told The Hindu. Studio Next, a production house of Sony Pictures Networks which holds the licence of the format, has produced more than 1,800 episodes of the show in eight languages so far. “We are extremely happy and privileged to bring the show to the people of J&K. We have maintained the same ethos of the show as in other languages, followed strict and transparent process for contestant selection. The show will celebrate our society via knowledge,” said Indranil Chakraborty, Head of Studio Next. DD Kashir has been the only official station in J&K to promote local languages through serial, short movies and documentaries. The platform was also used to wean away the alienated population by focusing on a counter narrative.last_img read more

first_imgBirds are no friends of airplanes. They routinely delay flights, and in the worst case, collide with windows and engines and cause crashes. Bird strike, as the problem is called, costs the airline industry about $1 billion per year, and engineers have tried to reduce it using everything from loudspeakers and flares to dogs and lasers. Now, DNA sequencing has been added to the arsenal—not the DNA of the birds but rather that of their poop. The DNA sequences of insects and seeds—and for large predatory birds, prey such as small mammals or lizards—reveal the food that attracts the birds to the airport in the first place. Reducing the food resources can reduce the birds, but you need to know what they’re eating. The airport in Perth, Australia, is the first to test this method. Researchers collected the carcasses of 77 birds from the runway. They were able to identify mice, grasshoppers, and grass seeds from the 151,000 DNA sequences generated from samples of the birds’ intestines, they report online today in Investigative Genetics. For Perth, the best plan seems to be rodent control and grass species that are less hospitable to tasty insects. Other airports in Australia as well as in the United States are set to launch similar studies. For some of the birds in the Australian study, such as the red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii, pictured), little is known about their diet. So besides saving money and lives, sequencing bird strike bird poop could be a boon for ecology.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

first_imgAnd so, just as the increased choice brought about by cable couldn’t do anything to deter Super Bowl viewing, neither, it seems, will streaming, cord cutting or the Roku-ization of the American public — not even among the younger audience. A survey last week of 2,800 football fans by PCMag and Sports Illustrated found that 33 percent of respondents in the 18-to-24 age group said they would stream the Super Bowl this year. Most, however, planned to stream it straight to their television sets.The survey found some concern among streamers who experience delays in their stream as compared to the live broadcast. But for the most part, their experience will be the same as watching it on cable — commercials and all.That’s not to say the digitized nature of the 21st century won’t change some things.“The idea of a Super Bowl party, with everyone sitting on their phone tweeting, is going to change the way we experience that Super Bowl party,” said Robert Thompson, the Syracuse pop-culture professor who will watch the game with pen and paper in hand, ready to take notes. “But it certainly doesn’t threaten it.”What could threaten it?Well, only two years ago, many Super Bowl stories (including this one by The Associated Press) warned of the potential beginning of the end of the NFL. The league was besieged by a concussion crisis, its own mishandling of domestic abuse cases, the still-fresh controversy over Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem, along with a steady stream of lackluster games that played as big a part as any in explaining the league’s diminishing ratings.All the off-field issues still exist, with the added specter of a potential labor dispute two years down the road.But the games were better this season, the ratings were up, and the season’s most high-profile mishap wasn’t related to player health or politics. Rather, it came on the field: the terrible no-call in the NFC title game .Former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson was among the few who predicted ratings would rebound.“The NFL had dramatically improved the schedule for Thursday and Monday nights,” Pilson said. “Plus, I thought the issues about the players were not going to be as big this year, and that turned out to be the case.” Which is how we ended up with 18 of the top 30 most watched programs in 2018 as NFL games — much the same as the year before, and the year before that.Maybe more telling: Last year’s Super Bowl between the Eagles and Patriots pulled in an average of more than 104 million viewers for a rating that was 250 percent higher than the No. 2 show on the list — the NFC title game from two weeks previous.The Olympics bring people together, but they last more than two weeks and were held last year in a time zone half a world away. The opening ceremony was the 13th-most-watched program in 2018.The Oscars used to command a massive audience, but last year, they tied for ninth and had their worst showing ever in the ratings.“I’ve never received a call from someone wanting to talk to me about Oscar ads,” Thompson said.The vast majority of Super Bowl ads don’t live up to the hype, even with a 30-second spot costing about $5.3 million.Doesn’t seem to matter. Nor does it matter that one of the biggest drivers of the NFL’s popularity of late — fantasy football — is essentially a non-event this week with only two teams playing. Straight-up gambling — legal or no, the Super Bowl is the most heavily wagered-upon event in sports — will more than make up for that.To sum it up, everything we thought about TV, viewing habits and even the NFL itself gets turned on its head for this one, magical day.No matter who’s playing or what the score, the Super Bowl makes us all get together and party like it’s 1979.“It’s hard to evaluate the Super Bowl as a football game on any level,” Gennaro said, “because it’s so much more than that.” ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Read Next Almost certainly as they’ll be 10 years from now.Fact is, despite today’s rapidly fragmenting modern-day viewing audience, most people want to watch their sports live. The Super Bowl is the biggest event of the year. As such, it is, by almost any measure, the last bastion of nationwide communal TV-watching we partake in anymore.Of the 10 highest-rated television programs in U.S. history, nine were Super Bowls and one was the finale of “M.A.S.H.”“It’s an outlier because, unlike pretty much everything else, it’s not an event we think of as being disrupted by streaming,” said Vince Gennaro, who studies America’s viewing habits as a dean at the NYU Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport.Or disrupted by anything else.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TNT’s Roger Pogoy downplays clutch offensive showing Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img Mercedes-Benz Stadium is lit up ahead of Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA — Oh sure, there’s plenty of evidence to support the soothsayers who are predicting the slow, inevitable death of live television.And there’s plenty of proof to bolster theories about the NFL’s slipping popularity.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war But when it comes to clicking away from Super Bowl Sunday — forget about it.Whether streaming it digitally, firing up the cable box or heading to a friend’s house for chips, dip and commercials, it’s a good bet that cord cutters, antenna owners and everyone in between can be found right where they always are on this day — gathered in front of the TV set in massive numbers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesExactly as they were 40 years ago.Exactly as they were 20 years ago. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH02:42PH 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 View commentslast_img read more

first_imgManny Pacquiao signs promotional deal with Japan MMA promotion Rizin Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—A couple of games could ultimately decide the fate of Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The Lady Tamaraws own an 8-4 record and are well within the top four of the league after making quick work of National University, 25-21, 25-19, 25-22, Wednesday, and their next two games could either see them to the Final Four or drop out of contention.And as fate would have it, they will face two of the league toughest teams this season in University of Santo Tomas and defending champion De La Salle.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“Our remaining games are very important and they are must-win for us,” said FEU Captain Jerrili Malabanan, who had 10 pointa against the Lady Bulldogs. “Our goal is to reach the Final Four and we’re taking it one game at a time.”Both UST and La Salle are still in contention for a spot in the semifinals and any result could spell major ripples in the standings. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES As of writing time, the Golden Tigresses own a 7-4 record while the Lady Spikers are at 8-3.Heather Guino-o said their last two games in the elimination round are where the Lady Tamaraws’ character would be ultimately tested.“This is where we’ll know how tough we are, this is where we’ll see if we can hang on until the end,” said Guino-o who led FEU with 11 points.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgP11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano After fighting off Vettel to slot in behind Leclerc on the opening lap, Mercedes opted to keep Hamilton out for longer than his rivals rather than attempt an undercut to claim the lead, but the plan backfired when he emerged from his pit stop behind the Ferraris and the Red Bull.“It’s not been the weekend we wanted at all. I was all over Charles in the first stint and I think we had the pace to win the race today,” Hamilton told reporters after the Grand Prix finished with a Vettel-Leclerc Ferrari one-two and Verstappen completing the podium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“We discussed the possibility of the undercut in the strategy meeting this morning and I wanted to take the risk but then Ferrari decided to box (pit), so we did the opposite and I stayed out.“I pushed hard and the tyres were feeling good, but after a few laps they started to drop off real quick. We made mistakes tonight, but in this team, we win and we lose together. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical “Once we had missed the chance for the undercut, we were hoping to create some opportunities later in the race by offsetting our tyres, but that plan didn’t work,” he added.“I think we had a car capable for pole yesterday and we had an opportunity to win today, but we made too many mistakes. We’re aware that we didn’t deliver to the standards that we set ourselves this weekend, so we will review it and see where we can improve for Russia.”Despite the disappointing result, Hamilton still extended his lead over Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas, who was fifth, to 65 points with six rounds remaining.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “We don’t point the finger at people, that’s always been our philosophy and that won’t change because of one race.“We’re fighting a Ferrari team who are super hungry and pushing very hard,” he added of the Italian outfit, who have now won the last three races.“It’s on each one of us to do a better job. I believe we’re the best team, but we’ve got to push on. We’ll debrief tonight, put our heads back in the scrum, and then come back fighting at the next race.”Team principal Toto Wolff felt Mercedes could have made better calls during the race.“The undercut was more powerful than everyone expected and it would have been the right strategy call for us,” he said of the decision to keep Hamilton out for seven laps longer than the other front runners.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Neymar saves PSG to send French champions three points clear This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own man Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton takes part in the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on September 22, 2019. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)World champion Lewis Hamilton felt Mercedes had the car to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday but strategic errors in the middle of the race cost him a chance of victory as the championship leader had to settle for a fourth-place finish.Hamilton started alongside pole-sitter Charles Leclerc on the front row with the second Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen behind him.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img read more

first_imgRemember when sleeping on rooftops and counting the stars felt like the best thing to end a warm day? A trip to Astroport Sariska, the first astronomy-based resort in India, offers just that.Situated in the lap of the Aravallis, the resort is an eco-friendly establishment with organic farms and modern,Remember when sleeping on rooftops and counting the stars felt like the best thing to end a warm day? A trip to Astroport Sariska, the first astronomy-based resort in India, offers just that.Situated in the lap of the Aravallis, the resort is an eco-friendly establishment with organic farms and modern equipment. Sariska National Park, just a stretch away, is home to tigers, leopards, four-horned antelope and other beautiful flora and fauna. Other activities include an astronomy camp, a solar walk, ayurveda sessions, treks, cycle tours, jungle safaris at Sariska, historical sightseeing in Alwar and water sports at Siliserh Lake during the day.Accommodations at the resort are around Rs 13,000 a night for galaxia tents and Rs 22,000 for Nebulae. The best time to visit Astroport is from September to May before the clouds take over the sky and the national park closes for monsoon.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — Zack Wheeler followed up the best outing of his brief career with his worst.Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run double, Brandon Moss had a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics jumped all over an ineffective Wheeler in the first two innings of an 8-5 win over the New York Mets on June 25.“He struggled with all of his pitches,” Manager Terry Collins said. “I have never seen him get hit that hard.”Coming off a three-hitter in a 1-0 win at Miami on June 19, his first complete game in the majors, the 24-year-old Wheeler had command problems right away.He missed badly with his first two pitches in the first inning to Moss, who drove the next one deep into the second deck in right field for his 18th home run.Wheeler (3-8) issued a leadoff walk to Josh Reddick in the second and another free pass after Coco Crisp’s RBI single. Cespedes followed by lining a bases-loaded double down the left-field line to make it 6-0.Convinced the A’s were picking up signs, Wheeler called catcher Travis d’Arnaud out to the mound and struck out the next two batters.“They were onto my signs in the second. It’s my fault for not catching onto it sooner. The next few pitches after we changed them up were good. When somebody turns on a 96 mph fastball, they probably knew it was coming,” Wheeler said. “It was just a bad outing.”When the Mets loaded the bases in the bottom half, Wheeler was lifted for a pinch-hitter. He was tagged for six hits and a career-high six earned runs in two innings, the shortest of his 33 career starts.“I’m already over this, to be honest with you. It’s time to get ready for my next start,” Wheeler said. “They just had me, that’s all.”After the Mets scored 21 runs in their previous two games, Oakland rebounded from its most lopsided loss of the season to split the two-game interleague series — boosting the best record in baseball to 48-30.Wheeler’s dud ended a weeklong run of stingy starts by New York pitchers. “He just didn’t bounce back. He didn’t have it going tonight,” Collins said. “He left a lot of balls in the middle of the plate.”Crisp homered and had three hits as the AL West leaders built an eight-run cushion for Brad Mills (1-0), who took a shutout into the seventh for his first major league victory since July 8, 2012, for the Los Angeles Angels.Pinch-hitter Lucas Duda chased Mills with a three-run homer in the seventh.“It was all location. It was the right pitch selection, just he hung the cutter-slider thing that he throws,” A’s catcher John Jaso said. “He knows it. Duda knows it, too.”Chris Young connected for a two-run shot in the eighth, his third home run in two nights. Curtis Granderson added three hits for the Mets, who had won three straight and five of six. It was their sixth three-game winning streak of the season, but they haven’t won four in a row since July 7-10 last year.Sean Doolittle struck out all three hitters in the ninth for his 11th save, extending his scoreless streak to 25 1-3 innings. He has retired 37 of his last 38 batters — and racked up 53 strikeouts against one walk in 37 innings this season.Crisp hit a solo homer in the fourth off Dana Eveland.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgRegional co-operation on electricity markets and generation wasthe focus of much of the discussion today, June 7, as energyministers from Atlantic Canada gathered in Prince Edward Island. The meeting was hosted by Jamie Ballem, Minister of Environmentand Energy, Prince Edward Island. Other participants were EdByrne, Minister of Natural Resources, Newfoundland and Labrador;Bruce Fitch, Minister of Energy, New Brunswick; and Cecil Clarke,Minister of Energy, Nova Scotia. “There are a number of key electricity related issues andopportunities that are currently confronting all jurisdictions inAtlantic Canada,” said Mr. Clarke. “We are taking a lead role inworking with our provincial and federal counterparts to ensureNova Scotia has a reliable, competitively priced andenvironmentally acceptable supply of electricity.” Monday’s meeting marked the third time energy ministers have metthis year. At a February meeting in Sydney Mines, N.S., ministerslaid the groundwork for a regional working group of electricutility representatives and officials from the four provinces.Ministers met with five federal cabinet ministers in Ottawa inMarch to outline the economic development potential of the energysector in Atlantic Canada. “We had an opportunity today to continue progress that has beenmade over the past several months,” said Mr. Ballem. “We havemade significant headway in a short period of time, particularlyin relation to the electricity sector. Discussions at thismeeting will allow us to continue to move forward together in amanner that will allow all provinces to address their challengesand opportunities and increase the security and sustainability ofthe region’s energy supply.” Ministers met privately with the chief executive officers of theregion’s major electrical utilities Sunday evening. During Monday’s session, the energy ministers endorsed terms ofreference for the Atlantic Electricity Working Group. The workinggroup has identified potential areas for immediate collaboration,including resource adequacy in Atlantic Canada, climate changeand economic development impacts of the electricity industry. Theministers directed the working group to prioritize the regionalareas of co-operation for immediate action. Atlantic energy ministers also directed their deputies Monday todevelop terms of reference for an analysis of the strengths andweaknesses of electrical capacity in the Atlantic region with aview to taking a regional approach to address future needs. Thedocument will include analysis of the maximum potential forintegrating renewable energy, including wind energy, into theregional electricity system. The terms of reference will bepresented to ministers when they meet in Newfoundland andLabrador in September. Appropriate federal ministers will be invited to meet with theAtlantic ministers in Newfoundland and Labrador. The ministersemphasized the need to continue to engage the federal governmentin discussions. “The energy sector holds great potential as an economicdevelopment engine in Atlantic Canada, however, federalparticipation and support is needed to fully realize thatpotential,” said Mr. Ballem. Other topics on the agenda at Monday’s meeting included climatechange and the international power line linking the Maritimeprovinces with the New England system. Ministers recognized theimportance of the second tie-in between the region and theNortheast United States and directed staff and utilities toexamine feasible ways to bring it about. On the topic of climate change, ministers agreed to continue topress the government of Canada to co-operate more fully with theprovinces in finalizing the targets and rules for large finalemitters and to address the burden-sharing issues related tothose targets and rules for Atlantic Canada’s electricity supplyand industry. Atlantic ministers are taking a lead in addressingclimate change and see a strong role for renewable energy anddemand-side management which promotes energy efficiency. The Atlantic Energy Ministers’ Forum was formed by the Council ofAtlantic Premiers. It advocates regional co-operation onelectricity, oil and gas, renewables and other energyinitiatives. Energy ministers will report back to the Council ofAtlantic Premiers on their progress when the council meets inNova Scotia later this month.last_img read more

first_imgMy pet dog just had puppies. When can I put them up for adoption? Ideally, you should wait a week or two after the puppies have weaned from their mothers before putting them up for adoption. Generally, dogs wean from their mothers in six weeks. So, they can be put up for adoption when they are seven or eight weeks old. Some breeds wean from their mothers at 10-12 weeks. So, ensure that whichever breed you adopt or buy, the puppy has had the necessary time with his/her mother. If you separate a puppy before they wean, they can develop behavioural and socialisation problems as well as health problems. Make sure they are already eating solid food on their own before putting your puppies up for adoption. Also Read – Feel what you fearHow do I make the separation and sending of newborn animals to their new home less stressful? Separating the newborn litter from its mother and sending it to a completely new environment can be very stressful for your pet. To reduce stress, you can allow the new owners to come and spend time with the litter before sending them to their new house. This way, the newborn animals can familiarise themselves with them and perhaps feel less scared. Never let a newborn animal be sent away before completely weaning off and learning the basic socialisation and behavioural skills from his/her mother and siblings. If you are going to send the litter for adoption, it would be better to not get too close with the animals and prevent separation anxiety and stress. As owners of the adopted animals, let the animal familiarise themselves with the surroundings and let them come to you. Don’t force yourself on the animals as this can make them more stressed and frightened. Also Read – HomecomingPeople say that puppies should not be bathed until they are three months. Why? You should only bathe puppies that are older than 12 weeks. Until they are old enough, you might have to settle cleaning your puppy with a sponge bath. Before your dog is 12 weeks old, the less water the better. How often should I clean my dog’s ears and with what? The regularity with which you clean your dog’s ears depends on your pet’s breed, coat, level of activity, age and ear wax production. We recommend that most dogs with normal ears have cleanings at least once a month. Also, keep looking for any secretions or developing wax from time to time. Use a ear cleaning solution to wipe the ear. (Views expressed and information provided are personal. Send your questions to manekaanimallove@gmail.com)last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached a Srinagar-located asset linked to Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah in connection with a 14-year-old terror funding and money laundering case against him and others, the agency said Friday. The property is located in Effandi Bagh in the Rawalpora area of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital, and the central probe agency issued a provisional order to attach the asset under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The action is part of a multi-agency crackdown launched by the government against separatists and terror operatives functioning from Kashmir Valley. The ED said the asset is being “held in the name” of Shah’s wife and daughters. The seized asset is valued at Rs 25.8 lakh, the agency said. It added that Shah, currently in judicial custody, is “involved in carrying out illicit activities along with his accomplice Mohd Aslam Wani, who is an activist of banned militant organisation JeM (Jaish-e-Mohammad)”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “Shah was using Wani as a carrier for collecting hawala money sent by his Pakistan-based sympathisers through hawala operators…,” the agency said. Records show, the ED said, that this property has been gifted to Shah’s wife and daughters by his sisters-in-law in 2005, which was purchased in their name by his father-in-law in 1999. However, in spite of repeated opportunities given to Shah’s father-in-law and sisters-in-law they failed to justify the sources of fund to acquire the property, the agency claimed. Investigation has also revealed that Shah is the de-facto owner of the property purchased through unexplained source of fund by his father-in-law, it alleged. The ED said its probe revealed that Shah “was in touch with global terrorist Hafeez Sayeed, chief of banned outfit Jamat-ud-Dawa based in Pakistan and that he had been receiving money for carrying out separatist activities in J-K and has acquired various properties through a maze of dubious transactions”. Shah and Wani were arrested by the ED in 2017. Wani was granted bail by a court in January 2019. The case dates back to August 2005 case when the Delhi Police’s special cell arrested Wani (37), an alleged hawala dealer, who had claimed that he had passed on Rs 2.25 crore to Shah. Wani was arrested allegedly with about Rs 63 lakh, received through hawala channels from the Middle East, and a large cache of ammunition on August 26, 2005. During questioning, he had told the police that Rs 50 lakh was to be delivered to Shah and Rs 10 lakh to Jaish-e-Mohammad area commander in Srinagar, Abu Baqar, and the rest was his commission. An amount of Rs 63 lakh was earlier attached by the ED. Wani, who hails from Srinagar, had also claimed that he had delivered around Rs 2.25 crore to Shah and his kin in multiple instalments over the past year and in absence of Shah he used to deliver these money to his wife Bilquees Shah, it said.last_img read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Thursday amid data showing an improvement in an important measure in foreign trade and ahead of the latest reading on the health of the Canadian economy.The loonie was up 0.33 of a cent to 92.28 cents US as Statistics Canada said the country’s current account deficit narrowed by $3.3 billion to $12.4 billion in the first quarter on a seasonally adjusted basis. The agency said the increase was led by an improved trade in goods balance, which recorded its first surplus in more than two years.Meanwhile, Statistics Canada will releases gross domestic product data for March and the first quarter on Friday. Economists are looking for an annualized rise of 1.7 per cent for the quarter and 0.1 per cent for the month.That data is of particular concern, coming out days before the Bank of Canada releases its next interest rate announcement.Traders also considered data showing a contraction in the American economy in the first quarter.The first revision to first-quarter gross domestic product showed that GDP actually shrank at an annualized rate of one per cent in the period, largely because of severe winter weather.That was much higher than the 0.5 per cent drop that economists had expected, but they anticipate the weakness to be short-lived.On the commodity markets, July crude oil gained 86 cents to US$103.58 a barrel.August gold bullion lost $2.60 to US$1,257.10 an ounce and July copper slipped three cents to US$3.14 a pound. Loonie up, current account deficit narrows, traders look to Canadian GDP figures by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2014 6:51 am MDT read more

Humana shares soared well beyond all-time high prices Friday afternoon on speculation that the company, one of the nation’s biggest health insurers, might be up for sale.Analysts have been discussing for a few weeks the possibility that large health insurers flush with cash may be hunting for a big acquisition. Deal-friendly low interest rates and expectations for another wave of consolidation also are fueling the speculation.The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Humana is considering a sale and has received takeover interest.A Humana spokesman did not return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment.Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana is seen as an attractive target in part because it is the second-largest provider of Medicare Advantage plans, a key source of future growth for insurers. Enrollment has already grown briskly the past several years for these privately run, federally funded versions of the Medicare program for people over age 65 and the disabled.That’s expected to continue as baby boomers become eligible for the coverage and as more companies drop retiree health benefits. The health care overhaul has chopped funding for these plans, but the worst of that has passed, and analysts see much less uncertainty in the future for the coverage.In addition, insurers are gaining a better understanding of the health care overhaul, the massive federal law that has helped provide coverage for millions. They are learning that scale matters in terms of gaining negotiating leverage for rates over care providers.“There’s got to be another wave of consolidation that occurs, and our view is that Humana would either be the first to go or be one of the first to actually make an acquisition themselves,” said Thomas Carroll, who covers the industry for the investment bank Stifel.Leerink analyst Ana Gupte said Humana makes an attractive target in a sector “ripe for consolidation.”“We think (Humana’s) Medicare Advantage business and capability makes it especially attractive to some of the largest insurers,” she wrote in a note to investors.Aside from Medicare Advantage plans, Humana Inc. also offers commercial coverage as well as insurance for military members and their families.The company’s stock rose as high as $219.79 during afternoon trading, blowing past its previous all-time high price of $183.05 in Friday afternoon trading. The shares finished with a gain of $36.24, or 20.3 per cent, to $214.65. Shares of other major insurers like Cigna Corp., Aetna Inc. and Anthem Inc. also climbed while broader indexes slipped.Managed care stocks have outpaced the market for a few years now, and the shares of several insurers have reached record high prices. Investors have been drawn by strong performances, fattened dividends and dwindling uncertainty about the overhaul’s impact on the sector. by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2015 11:49 am MDT Last Updated May 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Report: Health insurer Humana considers a sale, stock soars to new highs read more

The Latest: UK lawmakers overwhelmingly back June election by The Associated Press Posted Apr 19, 2017 7:57 am MDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – The Latest on the British prime minister’s decision to seek an early election (all times local):2:45 p.m.British lawmakers have voted by a resounding 522 to 13 to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a national election on June 8.The result easily surpasses the two-thirds majority of the 650 lawmakers needed to trigger an early vote. There were also a number of abstentions.May says holding an election in June, rather than as scheduled in 2020, will give the country “certainty and stability” as it negotiates its departure from the European Union.May is hoping to gain a bigger majority in Parliament for her Conservatives, strengthening her negotiating hand with the EU.The opposition Labour Party and Liberal Democrats say they welcome the chance to put their policies to voters, though the Scottish National Party says the election call is a cynical ploy.___1:40 p.m.Former Treasury chief George Osborne, a leader of the losing campaign to keep Britain in the European Union, says he won’t be a candidate in the June 8 elections.Osborne says he’s stepping down to focus on his new role as editor of the London Evening Standard.Since being fired by Theresa May, Osborne has earned lucrative speaking fees and taken on an advisory role for American investment giant Blackrock.___1:15 p.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May has formally asked lawmakers to back her call for an early election.May has told the House of Commons that holding a vote in June, rather than as scheduled in 2020, will give the country “certainty and stability” as it negotiates its departure from the European Union.May says politicians should “put our fate in the hands of the people and then let the people decide.”Lawmakers are due to vote on the motion calling for a June 8 election after a 90-minute debate Wednesday. It needs support from two-thirds of members of Parliament to pass.___12 p.m.The European Union’s executive says that Brexit negotiations will start after the snap election in Britain that the prime minister is calling for in June.Initially, EU officials had said that the talks could start in late May once a detailed negotiating mandate had been agreed among the EU’s 27 other members.European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said that “the real political negotiations on Article 50 with the U.K. will start after the elections foreseen for June 8.”The decision came after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a phone call with May following her election announcement Tuesday.___11:35 a.m.The German government says that it doesn’t expect a British election in June to hold up talks on Britain’s exit from the European Union.Government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone Tuesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Demmer said Wednesday: “The German government assumes that the negotiations can be continued without disruption.”Germany’s foreign minister has said he hopes that the election will lead to more clarity and predictability in the Brexit negotiations.Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Wednesday: “We have an interest … in predictability and reliability, because we want to get this process done in the prescribed period of time and above all because we don’t need upheaval in this negotiating process — either at the beginning or the end.”___9:55 a.m.A senior European Parliament lawmaker says he hopes that British Prime Minister Theresa May, if strengthened by an election, will show readiness to compromise in Brexit talks.Elmar Brok, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democrats, told Germany’s ARD television Wednesday that May could derive from a new, stronger mandate an “ability to compromise.”Brok said that could help “so that we can conduct the negotiations professionally in the next 1 1/2 years to reach a sensible result that reduces the damage.”He added: “She could also become more unbending; we don’t know. I hope the former will be the case.”Brok said he expects May to win a parliamentary majority, but it’s unclear how big. He added: “If it isn’t a triumphant success, it will be to some extent a personal failure.”___9:50 a.m.Britain’s prime minister has defended her decision to seek a snap election.Theresa May told the BBC in an interview on Wednesday that an early election is in the national interest because it will strengthen the country’s position in negotiations to leave the European Union.May said that opponents were intent on “frustrating the Brexit process,” even after Parliament authorized talks with the EU.She said that “Brexit isn’t just about the letter that says we want to leave. It’s about … getting the right deal from Europe.”Parliament will vote Wednesday on holding a June 8 election. Elections are currently set for 2020, just a year after the scheduled completion of Brexit talks. An early ballot will give the next leader more time to implement Brexit before another election. read more

Brock University wants to ensure its students feel supported, no matter the time of day or month of the year.Through a new partnership with Morneau Shepell, the world’s leading international counselling organization, students will have access to personal counselling 24-7, 365 days a year.Morneau Shepell will provide personal counselling services by appointment at Brock’s Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5. Their services will be offered in addition to Brock’s own counsellors.Students can also call for personal counselling at any time, on any day throughout the year from anywhere around the globe starting this Saturday, Sept. 1. They will be connected immediately to a professional who can help.The service will also be available to Brock faculty and staff, who can call the personal counselling number if they are concerned about a student and in need of guidance on how to provide them support.The enhanced personal counselling service complements Brock’s already comprehensive offerings for students, including health and academic accommodation services, Brock’s own counsellors and health promotion.“We are excited about the new agreement with Morneau Shepell,” said Sarah Pennisi, Director of the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre. “The service responds to feedback we have received from stakeholders asking for a robust response to mental health concerns.”The confidential free service aims to support students during what can be a time of tremendous stress as they learn to navigate a new school, live away from home, make new friends and manage their finances, Pennisi said.“We recognize that situations can arise at any time of the day or week, and we want students to know we’re here for them at any hour.”Students can book an appointment at any time or access crisis counselling by calling 1-833-BROCK-33 (27625). For students studying abroad, the service can be accessed from outside of North America by calling +1-416-382-3257.Students at Brock’s Hamilton Campus will also have access to in-person counselling at the Morneau Shepell office located in Hamilton.To learn more about the many mental health resources available at Brock, visit brockmentalhealth.ca or brocku.ca/swac.Information on additional support services for students is also available at brockmystudentsupport.com read more

first_img Credit: Heathcliff O’Malley London and Buenos Aires last year signed a deal to try to identify the soldiers, marines and airmen from the 1982 conflict, splitting the £1m cost. The unnamed graves are marked ‘Argentine Soldier Known Only By God’ The Red Cross team has called on Col Cardozo, who as a captain with the Royal Dragoon Guards in 1982 was given the job of collecting Argentine dead from across the islands’… Col Geoffrey Cardozo will this month work with a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) trying to name bodies in 123 anonymous Argentine graves. A retired Army officer who spent months collecting and burying dead Argentine forces in the aftermath of the Falklands War will return to the islands to help forensic scientists finally identify scores of bodies. Argentine military cemeterylast_img read more

first_imgThe carbon king is dead. Long live the carbon king.Materials science may have something of a production problem on its hands, as its last Strongest Material Ever has yet to even hit the market before being outdone by carbyne, an equally impractical carbon molecule with some truly astounding physical properties.Despite being just a chain of single atoms, carbyne has twice the tensile strength of its predecessor graphene, and three times the tensile stiffness of diamond. It’s stable at room temperature and can form predictable cross-links with other strands when stored together. It is, in other words, a promising contender for the next building super-material.The name carbyne is somewhat inaccurate though, since the word technically refers to a whole class of carbon molecules. This chain is really a “Linear acetylenic carbon” molecule, just a repeating sequence of carbon atoms held together by alternating single and triple bonds. This arrangement is called a “one-dimensional” structure, since the atom-thin string can be thought of as only meaningfully existing along its length. Graphene, which tends to exist in sheets or ribbons, is a two-dimensional material, having length and width but just a single atom of thickness. An example of a three dimensional member of this series of perfect carbon molecules would be the carbon nanotube, a graphene ribbon rolled up through the third dimension.Carbyne nanoropes are one proposed form of the molecule.This research has been some time in coming, and its findings have upset some expectations within the community. Particularly, the fact that carbyne does not get caught up in any spontaneous internal reactions, balling up and becoming impossible to work with, is surprising to some. Multiple strands were even theorized to cross-link with a burst of explosive thermal energy, but this research suggests that a twisted “carbyne nanorope” consisting of two entwined molecules of carbyne would be be the material’s strongest form. Carbyne seems to be both stable and workable, and the researchers are already looking into its further properties.At present carbyne’s potential as a conductor is unknown; graphene, and its cousin the carbon nanotube, have been hailed as the next big carriers of electricity. Some have even said they will give rise to room-temperature super conductors, one of the great impediments to classical future-tech projects like cheap mag-lev trains. Carbyne has been proposed for similar applications, but calculations of its potential for such work are still ongoing.Actually, one of carbyne’s unexpected properties may give it an equally unexpected use as an energy storage medium. The researchers found that carbyne can acquire links with side chains, and have proposed that these chemical bonds could be made and broken for the storage and release of energy. This would be an incredibly compact form of energy storage, since the molecule is atomically thin, and its physical durability might allow it to break and re-form bonds many times without breaking down.Stretching or twisting carbyne changes its electronic properties as well; the researchers propose a carbyne molecule with a “molecular handle” on either end for easy grab-and-pull action to quickly change a molecule’s bandgap and conductivity. Don’t plan on doing so by hand though, since stretching carbyne will be several times harder than stretching diamond.Like all its carbon-based brethren, from graphene to buckeyballs, carbyne’s great current flaw is in the application of its great theoretical properties. Making large amounts of graphene is hard enough, just a single atom thick with a perfect lattice structure, but carbyne could be even more finicky to produce. Despite a whole industry springing up to corner the onrushing graphene market, no-one has yet figured out how to truly use the stuff.It doesn’t ultimately matter that much if carbyne can hold twice as much weight as graphene, since only the most fantastical of current ideas even come close to pushing that material’s boundaries. If carbyne does overtake its forebears as the next great wonder material, it will do so because it’s more practical to produce and work with, not because it’s the strongest metal around.In that sense carbyne is something of an unknown quantity, its synthesis still mysterious and challenging. In the coming months and even years, carbyne researchers will work on making their wonder material a solution for the real world.last_img read more

first_imgGoogle lance sa plate-forme d’applicationsÉtats-Unis – Google lance une plate-forme de téléchargement d’applications réservée aux professionnels. Plus de 120 applications sont déjà disponibles.Google compte développer davantage ses applications dans le domaine de l’entreprise. Pour cela, le géant américain a créé une plate-forme où les développeurs peuvent se connecter et vendre leurs applications, compatibles avec Google Apps, aux entreprises. Sur chaque transaction, allant d’une cinquantaine à plusieurs centaines de dollars, Google prélève 20%. Plus de 120 applications, gratuites ou payantes, sont disponibles. Elles ont été créées par des développeurs de Google ou simplement par des indépendants.Le 11 mars 2010 à 12:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLes calmars hyper-réactifs aux sons sous-marinsPrésentant ses travaux la semaine dernière à l’Ocean Sciences Meeting à Salt Lake City, un chercheur américain a mis en évidence, chez le calmar, une grande sensibilité et une grande réactivité aux sons sous-marins, notamment dans les fréquences que recouvre la pollution sonore d’origine humaine.  10 millisecondes : il n’en faut pas plus au calmar totam (Loligo pealeii) pour réagir à des sons de 50 à 300 hertz de fréquence, ou à des niveaux acoustiques de 15 à 20 décibels. Fuite, changement de couleur ou jet d’encre constituent alors sa réponse à ces agressions sonores. Une réaction de l’ordre du réflexe : lorsque les ondes de pression (dues aux bruits) font bouger l’otolithe (une structure rigide) de ses organes ‘auditifs’, appelés statocystes, cela fait vibrer des cils qui y sont rattachés, provoquant une réaction nerveuse. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?C’est du moins ce qu’a mis en évidence Aran Mooney, chercheur à l’Institut océanographique de Woods Hole (WHOI), dans le Massachusetts. Selon les scientifiques, ce système défensif anti-prédateurs permet au céphalopode de percevoir une gamme de fréquence allant de 20 à 500 Hz. L’animal doit donc être, tout comme les baleines, gêné par les émissions sonar des sous-marins, fonctionnant entre 50 et 200 Hz, et par les diverses perturbations sonores engendrées par l’activité humaine. La prédation (repérage des proies) et l’orientation pourraient également être perturbées. C’est pour le savoir que les scientifiques poursuivent leurs recherches dans ce sens, notamment sur la seiche.Le 3 mars 2012 à 16:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Comments Now playing: Watch this: Attenborough compared our attitudes toward climate change with the transformation of slavery.”There was a time in the 19th century when it was perfectly acceptable for civilised human beings to think that it was morally acceptable to actually own another human being for a slave. And somehow or other, in the space of 20 or 30 years, the public perception of that totally transformed.”In the next 30 years, as climate change further impacts the planet, it’s “going to cause social unrest, and great changes in the way that we live, and what we eat,” Attenborough said.Attenborough called out hiking prices of “extraordinarily cheap” airline tickets as being one of the consequences of climate change’s impact.He added, “If the world climate change goes on as it is we are going to be facing huge problems with immigration. Large parts of Africa will become even less inhabitable than they are now and there is going to be major upsets in the balance between our national boundaries.”Attenborough also called out Australia and the devastation of the Great Barrier Reef.”I will never forget diving on the [Great Barrier] reef about 10 years ago and suddenly seeing that instead of this multitude of wonderful forms of life, that it was stark white, it had bleached white because of the rising temperatures and the increasing acidity of the sea.”Despite the climate issues the world faces, Attenborough remains hopeful.”People are understanding that to chuck plastic into the ocean is an insult… And for some reason or other young people understand that.”That’s a source of great hope to me.” The UK has committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But that target, according to Attenborough, “is not the way of focusing on the problem.”Attenborough did acknowledge the lively efforts young people had put in to “recognising that their world is the future.””The most encouraging thing that I see, of course, is that the electors of tomorrow are already making themselves and their voices very, very clear,” he said. “And that is a source of great comfort in a way, but also the justification, the reality, that these young people are recognising that their world is the future.” Related stories Coming face-to-face-to-face with David Attenborough in VR AI tools can help individuals tackle climate change, scientists say This photo from Greenland says everything about climate change Tags 15 Photos 6 15 creatures that could disappear with Great Barrier Reef How to stop climate catastrophe | What the Future Culture David Attenborough talking at the 2019 Glastonbury Music Festival. Samir Hussein Natural historian, English broadcaster and 93-year-old national treasure David Attenborough has spoken. Whether you like his chosen topic of climate change or not, the naturalist has an effortless and coercive way with words.Speaking to a Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee meeting in London on Tuesday morning, local time, Attenborough gave evidence on the radical action required to tackle the climate crisis.”We cannot be radical enough in dealing with the issues that face us at the moment,” he said, the full talk detailed by The Guardian. “The question is: what is practically possible? How can we take the electorate with us in dealing with these things?” 6:23 Share your voicelast_img read more