NEW YORK — U.S. stocks swung between gains and losses in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors wait for key trade talks between the U.S. and China to start this week.Investors have been on edge since President Donald Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods. Negotiations between the U.S. and China are set to continue in Washington on Thursday. Trump said via Twitter Wednesday that China intends to make a deal, but that he’s happy to raise tariffs if the negotiations fail to produce an agreement.The tougher trade rhetoric pushed indexes lower on Monday and then jolted them into a rout on Tuesday. The S&P 500 slumped 1.7%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 473.39 points, or 1.8%.Investors have been anticipating a deal throughout the year, which contributed to double-digit gains in all the major indexes. But, the latest tough talk is raising anxiety levels on Wall Street and casting more doubt about a resolution.Technology and energy companies led the gainers. Utilities and household product companies lagged the broader market. Apple rose just under 1% and payment products company FleetCor Technologies surged 6.6% on solid first quarter earnings.Daimondback Energy rose 7.5% after beating Wall Street’s first quarter profit forecasts.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 0.1% as of 10:10 a.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 15 points, or 0.1%, to 25,978. The Nasdaq composite rose 0.1%GOOD GAME: Electronic Arts rose 2% after the video game maker soared past Wall Street’s fiscal fourth quarter profit forecasts.The company also beat revenue forecasts. It launched several new games during the quarter, including “Apex Legends” as it competes with hit games like “Fortnite” from rival Epic Games.BAD TRIP: TripAdvisor plunged 12.8 % after the travel website operator’s first quarter revenue fell short of analysts’ forecasts.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press
“The humanitarian consequences of this destruction of property are grave and I am seriously concerned, particularly about the children who are now homeless,” said Felipe Sanchez, the Director of West Bank Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). According to UNRWA, the demolitions were carried out on the morning of 6 January by the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA) in the vulnerable community of Abu Nwar, in Area C – the largest of the administrative jurisdictions under the Oslo Accords – near East Jerusalem. In the midst of the winter, a total of five residential structures were demolished, leaving 26 refugees, including 17 children, displaced and without a home. With more than 7,000 inhabitants, the majority of them Palestine refugees, Abu Nwar is one of 50 Palestinian Bedouin communities in Area C that have been slated for transfer to three proposed “relocation” sites by the Israeli authorities. The communities have refused to be relocated and have faced the daily threat of their homes being demolished.In May 2015, the UN warned about the rapidly advancing plans to transfer the Palestinian Bedouins and the risk of demolitions after residents of Abu Nwar were informed by the Israeli authorities that they would have to move to the Al Jabal area outside of East Jerusalem, where the preparation of the ground had been taking place for several months.Prior to and during the demolitions on 6 January, residents were repeatedly informed by Israeli Civil Administration officials to move to the proposed transfer site of Al Jabal West. UNRWA has been providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the displaced communities. Demolishing residential structures exacerbates an already coercive environment, driving Bedouin communities off the land they have inhabited for decades. UNRWA recalls that Israel has strict obligations under international law regarding the prohibition of the destruction of private property and of forcible transfer, including as a result of policies creating a coercive environment. Forcible transfer is a grave breach under the Fourth Geneva Convention.“The distress in the community is heartbreaking,” said Mr. Sanchez. “When children should be enjoying their holidays from school, they are instead picking up the broken pieces of their destroyed homes. How can a child grow up in such an environment? I condemn these demolitions and reiterate my call to respect the Bedouins’ decision to remain where they are,” he continued, adding: “I urge the Israeli authorities to halt all plans and practices that will directly or indirectly lead to the forcible transfer of the Bedouin.” read more
Simon Milne said he was flabbergasted by the decisionCredit:Andrew o’Brien The head of Scotland’s Royal Botanic Garden has spoken of his “anger and frustration” after his French wife of 24 years was refused a UK permanent residency card.Simon Milne, 58, a former Royal Marine, said he was “flabbergasted” by the decision and his wife Francoise was left fearing for her right to remain in the UK after Brexit.The mother-of-three said she applied after the UK Government failed to confirm the future rights of EU nationals living in the UK, but was turned down in October because she could not prove she was “self sufficient”.The SNP MP Deidre Brock has raised the case with ministers and spoke about it in a Commons debate last week.Mr Milne, who is regius keeper of the “Botanics” in Edinburgh, and also a member of the Hon Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, which attends the Queen on ceremonial occasions, said the decision was extraordinary.He added: “With the uncertainty around Brexit at the moment my wife decided to apply for permanent residency. She has supported me through my career with the Royal Marines and now in my current role.”I am flabbergasted with this decision, I am angry and frustrated. I can only hope that it is an unintended oversight.” “I have participated in British society, I have raised three intelligent lovely children, I have voted, I have worked, I am, I have been a citizen.”Ms Brock said the UK Government claimed EU nationals should not worry about the future, but was then refusing residency to long term citizens, adding: “What an appalling way to treat people, making them feel unwelcome in their own homes.”The Government’s inertia on EU citizens’ rights is not acceptable. We can’t keep messing with people’s lives, we need certainty now.” Mrs Milne said her “world had been shattered” by the Brexit vote. “It felt like I had been cut in half when the vote came back yes, my children were crying,” she added. “I never felt I needed to claim dual nationality before, I could move about freely and work freely, now it feels like a lot of freedom has gone.”She said was refused the card on the grounds of self sufficiency and although she did “a bit of upholstery”, she relied on her husband.”They will not take into account that I am married to a British man, that is irrelevant, it’s hard to believe,” she added.”I don’t know what will happen after 2019, I don’t know if there will be time limits on how long I can stay in the country, if I want to leave to see my parents in France I don’t know what the rules will be on coming back. In the Commons last week, the Home Office minister Brandon Lewis said an agreement with the EU on citizens’ rights was “within touching distance” and should be finalised “in the coming days and weeks”A spokesman for the Home Office said the rights of EU nationals living in the UK remained unchanged, and Mrs Milne’s application was refused as she “did not provide enough evidence”.He added: “If Ms Milne has further evidence we encourage her to make another application. We are happy to work with her on this to ensure that she is providing sufficient documentation.”The Home Office said Theresa May had made clear that the Government wanted EU citizens who had made their lives in the UK to stay, and work was “well underway” to build a new application system for settled status. Francoise MIlne with her husband Simon after he received the MBE in 1995Credit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more
Serbs perturbed by dwindling numbers of babies being born in Balkan nation In 2016, 100,834 people died while just 64,734 were born. Feb 14th 2018, 8:16 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PA Archive/PA Images By AFP 30 Comments Short URL Share8 Tweet Email3 Wednesday 14 Feb 2018, 8:15 PM Image: PA Archive/PA Images 16,530 Views SERBIA HAS ANNOUNCED the winning slogans in a competition to help boost the birth rate in the Balkan country, where the population is decreasing by tens of thousands each year.A campaign to tackle the declining numbers is due to start “soon”, a spokeswoman at the ministry dealing with demographics told AFP on Wednesday.But government officials have already chosen their favourite slogans from more than 1,000 entries in a nationwide cash-prize competition.The winner was: “Give birth, don’t delay! Love and babies are what we need first!”“Mum, I don’t want to be alone. Dad, I want a brother,” came in joint second place, along with the more direct command: “Enough of words! Let babies’ cries be heard!”Serbia’s ageing population of seven million people is dropping off by around 36,000 people a year, according to the national statistics office.In 2016, 100,834 people died while just 64,734 were born. On top of that, a “brain drain” has seen Serbian youngsters flocking abroad to study and work in richer countries.But the planned campaign to boost births has angered Serbia’s influential deputy prime minister Zorana Mihajlovic, who warned that it could “only be counter-productive”.“Most of the slogans chosen in this initiative require women to give birth as an imperative,” she was quoted as saying by the local Beta news agency.Mihajlovic recently came up against the powerful Serbian Orthodox Church on the matters of childbirth and abortion, which is strongly opposed by religious officials.The leader of the Church, Patriarch Irinej, met President Aleksandar Vucic in October to discuss their concerns over the country’s “very low birth rate”.© – AFP, 2018Read: Trump’s lawyer admits to paying $130k to porn star linked to president but doesn’t say why >Read: Protest takes place outside Leinster House against ‘new’ 1976 ferry service for Tory Island > http://jrnl.ie/3852395 read more
9,864 Views Sunday 28 Apr 2019, 8:45 AM Source: Shutterstock/Lisovskaya NataliaEVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up. 1. #SHOOTING: One person has been killed and three others have been injured after a 19-year-old gunman opened fire at a synagogue in California, US. 2. #DRIVING: Driving testers have been accused of being “condescending” “inappropriate” and “rude” in a number of complaints made to the Road Safety Authority (RSA). 3. #HOUSING: House prices close Dart stations and Luas stops have risen by an average of 4% in Q1 of 2019 to an average of €512,000, according to new research.4. #NEW SYSTEM: Learner drivers will be able to schedule and manage their driving test online, under new plans by the RSA.5. #WILDFIRES: There have been no prosecutions against those who deliberately start wildfires in five years, despite 11 prosecutions in the six years previously.6. #SECURITY: The installation of surveillance cameras made by a Chinese state-backed company in Leinster House have caused concerns about potential spying on TDs and senators, the Sunday Business Post has reported. 7. #CRANE: The BBC is reporting that four people were killed after a construction crane collapse in the US city of Seattle.8. #PETROL BOMB: Gardaí are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a house in Corduff, west Dublin. 9. #SCOTLAND: Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to demand that Scotland be allowed hold a second referendum on independence, RTÉ has reported. The 9 at 9: Sunday Here’s all the news you need to know this Sunday morning. Apr 28th 2019, 8:46 AM By Hayley Halpin https://jrnl.ie/4609797 Short URL No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email read more
Because everything is getting remade or remastered these days, Atlus has announced it is bringing back the cult-classic 2011 puzzle game, Catherine. Rechristened as Catherine: Full Body, this PS4 and PS Vita remake features updated visuals, difficulty settings, and all-new content.Like the original PS3 and Xbox 360 release, the game stars a guy named Vincent who is caught in a love triangle between his girlfriend, Katherine, and a mysterious woman called Catherine. During the day, he lives his life and tries not to give into his desires. At night, he goes into a strange world where he must solve block puzzles quickly or die. The whole set up is just as crazy now as it was back in 2011.As reported by Famitsu (via by Polygon) Catherine: Full Body features new difficulty settings. What these new settings are is unclear at the moment. Many found the original game’s puzzles a bit too challenging, so it’s possible the remake will have more lenient difficulty settings. For those who’ve mastered the original puzzles, the report also says there are new mechanics that make puzzles even more challenging.A new girl named Rin is sure to make Vincent’s life even more challenging. Not much is known about the new character, but her inclusion will add more cutscenes and endings. In addition to a new character, Catherine: Full Body will have online multiplayer for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita (something the original lacked). What this online consists of is unknown, but we have to assume it has something to do with puzzles.Atlus plans to hold a livestream focused on Catherine: Full Body on December 22 at 7:30 pm JST (5:30 am EST for us here in North America). We’ll hopefully get a release date and find out more about the new character, online, and difficulty settings during that event. These Are the Games You Should Play in September 2019 Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target read more
Stay on target Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have LeakedBest Sneakers of Summer 2019 With all the sneakerheads out there who also have an intense love for anime, you’d think we’d have some decent anime shoes by now. That’s not the case, though, and instead we’re left to our own devices to make some that look like real products we might want to buy in a store. We do have lame Skechers though, for some reason. Kidding, they’re super comfortable.Artist Matthew Walsh did just that when he took to Instagram to create an insanely fresh pair of Dragon Ball Z-inspired shoes that look exactly what you might expect from a Nike x Dragon Ball collaboration. In the image, you see the Goku-inspired Air Max 1 sneakers with a familiar color scheme and design that anyone would recognize. They’re covered in bright orange fabric like Goku’s gi, blue accents, black laces, and a white sole. They also happen to feature the iconic Nike swoop as well, even though they’re not official…yet.Nike probably won’t be collaborating with Walsh on any sort of shoe in the future, nor will it be looking into putting anime-inspired collections together, but we know an awesome set of sneaks when we see them, and it’s absolutely criminal that these don’t exist somewhere for us to buy them yet. If you could design a pair of shoes that look like they were ripped straight from the pages of your favorite volume of Dragon Ball Z or your favorite episode from the show, what would they look like? What character would you choose? Make sure you let us know in the comments below — or better yet, go ahead and make them, then show us what you’ve got in mind. There’s definitely room in the world for more custom, fanmade shoe concepts, and if it gets the big companies to make some, then you’re doing us all a service.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. read more
The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded to an article from The New York Times Saturday calling into question the pesticide use and yield data over the 20-year history of GMO cultivation in the United States and Canada as compared to Western Europe. ASA President and Greenwood, Del., soybean farmer Richard Wilkins noted in a statement that dialogue on the issue is critical, in light of inaccuracies and omissions in the article:“We appreciate a continued dialogue on the issue of GMOs and biotechnology. We continue in our work to be more open and transparent on our operations and we welcome the questions that this article raises. In the interest of a fair and honest discussion of this issue, we have to confront the inaccuracies and false conclusions of the article.“In his interpretation of the data, the author fails to standardize the data from France when comparing it to similar data from the U.S., where we have more than 9 times the amount of arable land. Additionally, while he has no problem drawing sensational and plainly false links to sarin and Agent Orange, the author fails to distinguish between even the most basic types of chemicals used. For example, over the past two decades, farmers have excelled at replacing more toxic herbicides with less toxic ones, even when applied at a higher poundage.“The article also lacks any mention of reduced or eliminated tillage as a result of increased use of GMOs on American soybean operations. Our farmers live on their land, drink from the wells, and rely on productive soil that will yield for their children and grandchildren as well. GMO technology provides for weed control without tilling the soil multiple times. This has dramatically increased the use of conservation tillage, reduced soil erosion, improved water quality, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.“While it is fair for the Times to point out that GMO technology is not a ‘silver bullet,’ it is important to remember that farmers are practical businesspeople. They look at what will give them the best total return, factoring in yield, seed price, input price and the price of practices like tillage. Farmers are not loyal to GMO technology based on principle, but rather on sound business logic, and overwhelmingly, these men and women have made the determination that GMO technologies make economic sense. The business judgements of millions of individual farmers – made each year for the past 20 years – provide a more complete picture about the benefits of GMOs than the New York Times’ cherry-picked data.” read more
Nizamabad: Indian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) district secretary JP Gangadhar demanded the government immediate payment of Rs 8,500 per month to solve the problems of sanitary workers. Led by IFTU leaders, village panchayat sanitary workers in Kamareddy and Nizamabad districts staged a dharna in front of the revenue divisional offices on Monday. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Addressing the protesting workers, JP Gangadhar reminded that the then Panchayati Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao on this same day last year had announced that the State government had decided to deposit Rs 8,500 as monthly salary in the bank accounts of sanitary workers and resolve their issues soon. Criticising that the rulers had forgotten their promises, Gangadhar demanded that PF also should be applied to sanitary workers. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Telangana Pragathi Sheela Gram Panchayat Workers Union Nizamabad city president LB Ravi, Venkatasiva Murali, Sura Ravi, gram panchayat workers and others participated in the dharna.The gates of Armoor RDO office were closed after observing the gram panchayat sanitary workers approaching the office. Workers raised slogans in front of the office gates under the leadership of IFTU leaders N Dasu, Surya Shivaji and Srinivas. IFTU leaders Rajeshwar and Mallesh said Advertise With Us that the TRS government is misleading the public, which is not implementing its promises. In Bodhan also, village panchayat sanitary workers staged a dharna. In Kamareddy, IFTU leaders demanded payment of minimum salary of Rs 16,000 on line with the ever increasing prices of all commodities. His further demands include immediate payment of salary arrears of Rs 8,500 from 2018 and provision of PF, ESI and accommodation to sanitary workers. read more
Obaidul Quader and Mirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday denied any ruling party scheme to break the BNP but his opposition counterpart Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir blamed the regime for ‘plot’ to split his party.Once again, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, made his prediction that the BNP will face a split, due to what he termed internal feud.The AL leader made similar prediction on a number of occasions in the past, saying that a split in the BNP was imminent.“I think the BNP will split before the next general elections and its leaders themselves will be responsible for the division in the party,” Quader said on 13 February, 2018, a few days after BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia had been sentenced to jail.On Thursday, Quader said to journalists at a city hotel, “The BNP is now in a fragile condition. What’s the necessity of the government to split such a party? The BNP has enemies within. Leaders of the party have already started talking in contradictory tones and tunes.”BNP general Fakhrul, on the other hand, alleged that the ruling party is conspiring to make sure that the BNP breaks away.”Many plots are now going on to weaken the BNP and split it. They (govt) also tried to do so in the past, but failed.”Fakhrul came up with this reaction while speaking at a Milad Mahfil arranged to mark the 4th death anniversary of party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko.”We would like to unequivocally say they won’t be able to divide the BNP as it re-emerged like phoenix bird repeatedly whenever it faced crisis in the past,” UNB quoted Fakhrul as saying.Quader termed the BNP a chaotic party and said the ruling camp still does not consider the BNP as a weak party.He also said the AL government wants the BNP MPs to join parliament, constituted through the 30 December elecetions rejected by the opposition alleging massive rigging, ballot stuffing, and intimidation.Quader also expressed his doubt about the unity of Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front, an opposition coalition floated before the general elections.Apart from Quader, several other senior leaders of the AL, predicted the BNP’s split after Khaleda Zia was sent to jail on 8 February last year. read more
And while he’s there, Bredow is looking forward to seeing some of the people he’s met at conferences past. “One of the best things about SIGGRAPH for me is seeing the people I haven’t gotten to see in a few years. SIGGRAPH is a great place to connect with those people.”For conference chair Anthony, he’s most looking forward to an exhibition of work by futurist artist Syd Mead, who created conceptual designs for such films as “Blade Runner,” “Aliens,” and “Tron.” “Syd put together a gallery experience of his original artwork, matte paintings, and concept drawings, but with an augmented reality experience that viewers can run on their phone,” says Anthony. “It allows you to step through Syd’s creative process as you look at the art. This is a really great way of looking at an inspiring voice from the future even though he’s been stimulating our minds with his vision of the future for years.”Anthony’s also looking forward to the conference’s art gallery, which is featuring work from indigenous artists throughout Canada. “I’m just delighted that we were able to pull together a show that has more than 60% content from indigenous people. It’s all extremely future looking,” says Anthony. “Indigenous people really are, in my mind, the original visual storytellers. I think people will be completely blown away by these two exhibitions.”SIGGRAPH 2018 has a number of treats in store for attendees, including the debut of Disney’s first VR film, the short “Cycles”; production sessions on the making of “Blade Runner 2049,” “Game of Thrones,” “Incredibles 2” and “Avengers: Infinity War”; as well as sneak peeks of Disney’s upcoming “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” and Laika’s “Missing Link.” Popular on Variety One of the first SIGGRAPH memories for both Anthony and this year’s keynote speaker, Rob Bredow, SVP, executive creative director and head of Industrial Light & Magic, had to do with “Jurassic Park,” which came out in 1993.“The movie itself was inspiring, but the way that the [effects] team presented the work [at SIGGRAPH) was incredibly inspiring,” recalls Bredow. “I learned so much in that production session. I remember thinking as I was sitting there, ‘Oh man, this is what I want to do. I want to be working on movies like those guys.’ And it turned out to be the team from Industrial Light & Magic!” Bredow recalls running into someone from the team on the convention floor whose nametag read “Dino Handler” and being impressed. “I should remember the name; I wish I did,” says Bredow. “It’s probably somebody I work with today.”Anthony remembers seeing “Jurassic Park” and, being a special effects fan, being blown away by the film. “When ‘Jurassic Park’ came out, it had a huge digital component and I really wanted to get a peek behind the scenes. SIGGRAPH seemed to be the place to do that,” says Anthony. “I went to SIGGRAPH in 1994 and my flagship memory about that year is of dinosaurs and VR.” He came for the dinosaurs, but stayed for the VR. “There I was at 18, thinking I can take over the world and I’d been introduced to this thing called virtual reality. That kick-started a journey for me.”Past SIGGRAPHs are informing Bredow’s keynote address on creativity, set for Monday, Aug. 13. “I’m actually drawing on some of the keynotes of the past that have inspired me and helped steer my career. Specifically one made by [Disney Imagineering exec] Joe Rohde back in 2006,” says Bredow. “He talked about his systematic design process and how creativity informs great design.”Bredow hopes to pay it forward and inspire attendees to look for creativity in everything they do. “Whether it’s actually painting a picture or taking photographs or all those things that everybody thinks of as being creative, but also things that people don’t think of as being as creative as they actually are. Whether it’s writing code or creating a detail in a shot, but making those images, those are all things that I feel are creatively driven. I’m just trying to inspire people to think of their work from a creative perspective and how to develop that.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 While its focus is firmly forward thinking, SIGGRAPH 2018, the computer graphics, animation, virtual reality, games, digital art, mixed reality, and emerging technologies conference, is also tipping its hat to the past thanks to its theme this year: Generations. The conference runs Aug. 12-16 in Vancouver, B.C.“In the literal people sense, pioneers in the computer graphics industry are standing shoulder to shoulder with researchers, practitioners and the future of the industry — young people — mentoring them, dabbling across multiple disciplines to innovate, relate, and grow,” says SIGGRAPH 2018 conference chair Roy C. Anthony, VP of creative development and operations at software and technology firm Ventuz. “This is really what SIGGRAPH has always been about. Generations really seemed like a very appropriate way of looking back and remembering where we all came from and how far we’ve come.” read more
Common chimpanzee in the Leipzig Zoo. Image credit: Thomas Lersch, via Wikipedia. (PhysOrg.com) — Many animals are known to use tools, but chimpanzees (our closest living relatives) show the most varied and complex use of tools, and the males in one group of chimps have even been observed using sex tools to attract a mate. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Survey: People know much about chimps The definition of “tool” varies, but most scientists recognize objects as tools if they are inanimate objects outside the body of the user, if they are used to alter the environment in some way or to gain information about it, and if they are modified in some way in function, form or position. Chimpanzees were first observed using tools by Jane Goodall in 1960, when she documented chimps using blades of grass to extract termites, and chimps are now known to use a “tool kit” of around 20 tools, with the tools in the kit varying from one colony to another.Researchers working in Tanzania have observed male chimpanzees plucking and breaking the dry, brittle leaves in front of their visible erection, and using the rasping sound to attract the attention of a female. If she is interested, the behavior is followed by mating. The use of leaves in this way has not been seen in other chimp groups, but chimps everywhere have been seen to use tools and combinations of tools in complex sequences to attain their goals, which may involve food, social rituals, or in this case, sexual desires.In an essay in Science, primatologist and university lecturer in biological anthropology, Dr. William C. McGrew from the University of Cambridge, described the latest findings on tool use in chimpanzees. He said the leaves used by the Tanzanian chimps fit the definition of a tool because the chimps are using an external object to obtain a specific goal, which is to interest the female chimp in mating. Dr McGrew is the author of the book “The Cultured Chimpanzee: Reflections on Cultural Primatology” and hundreds of scientific publications on non-human primates. More information: William C. McGrew, Chimpanzee Technology, Science 30 April 2010: Vol. 328. no. 5978, pp. 579 – 580. DOI:10.1126/science.1187921 © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Chimpanzees use sex tools (2010, May 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-chimpanzees-sex-tools.html read more
Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA motorist has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving – after being involved in an accident while his five-year-old daughter was in the car. Police were called to the collision in Cannock late on Friday or the early hours of this morning (Saturday June 29). The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said the driver had blown more than twice the drink drive limit following the accident. A spokesman said: “Officers have assisted local Staffordshire Police officers where a driver has blown more than twice the drink drive limit in Cannock. “His vehicle had been involved in a collision whilst carrying his five-year-old daughter. “Young girl taken to family members.” What is the legal alcohol limit for drivers in England?The legal alcohol limit for drivers in England (as well as Wales and Northern Ireland) is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of blood in your body, 35 micrograms of alcohol for 100 every millilitres of breath and 107 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of urine. The limit is lower in Scotland with the limit reduced in December 2014 to 50 milligrammes of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood (or 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath). Elsewhere in Staffordshire overnight a motorist was arrested in Lichfield after saying they had ‘stabbed someone’ when they were stopped by police. The victim was treated by paramedics. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play. Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window read more
En-gender-ing Change Share September 4, 2017 571 Views Women in Housing 2017-09-04 Brianna Gilpin The disparity between men and women in leadership positions and compensation is one of the most pressing issues facing the financial services sector today.Despite broad recognition of the importance of tapping into the talents and perspectives of female executives, gender imbalance continues to plague the financial services industry, according to “Women in Financial Services 2016,” a global study sponsored by Marsh & McLennan Companies. The research cites the challenges faced by companies seeking the “right recipe” to create more opportunities for women’s advancement.Contributors to the study agree that improving workforce gender diversity is not just a “nice thing to do” but a commercial imperative as well.Ocwen, a leading mortgage servicing company, is going beyond talk to meet the challenge head-on. One of only a handful of companies in the mortgage banking world with a female board chair, Ocwen committed time and resources to its diversity and inclusion strategy by launching its first company-wide affinity group, the Ocwen Global Women’s Network (OGWN), in January.“We are fully committed to improving opportunities for women across our global workforce and ensuring balanced gender perspectives are well-represented at all levels of the company,” commented Ron Faris, Ocwen’s CEO. “We launched OGWN as a combination sounding board for business insights, learning platform, and networking forum to support our corporate focus on diversity, inclusion, and talent development.”OGWN provides members with an environment that promotes mentoring, professional development, workplace flexibility, and representation of women at all levels. The group is a platform for sharing information and ideas and accelerating employee skills and knowledge through networking.“One of our most critical success factors is the active commitment of our senior leaders, starting with Ocwen’s Board Chair Phyllis Caldwell and Chief Executive Officer Ron Faris,” said Toni Harrigan, Ocwen’s Chief Market and Credit Risk Officer and one of the executive co-leaders of OGWN.“Both Phyllis Caldwell and Ron Faris have spoken at our group meetings, but more importantly, they have spent time listening to the concerns of our team members,” Harrigan added. “Their participation fosters a constructive dialogue through which we can help our employees confront real issues they encounter in our workplace.”The group is open to all Ocwen employees worldwide. Already, OGWN’s registered membership, including men and women, is more than 10 percent of the company’s global full-time workforce.“Having this forum in place and available to all creates a platform for team members at every level and in every location to collaborate and contribute to making our company better,” commented Lola Oyewole, Ocwen’s Director of Human Resources and a founding member of the groupOGWN is organized at the regional level. Educational and networking activities are planned and carried out in each corporate location at least once a quarter. The programs range from informal coffee sessions to panel discussions with Ocwen executives and external speakers, including internationally recognized experts like Dr. Lois P. Frankel, a bestselling author and executive coach in women’s leadership development.“For a company like Ocwen, with employees located around the world, OGWN serves an important role in bridging cultural barriers and helping executives appreciate the unique needs of our female team members located in places like India and the Philippines,” said Diksha Dutt, VP Customer Care Center, who heads up the international arm of OGWN. “The more our senior executives understand how culture influences workplace behavior, the more receptive they will be to our locally generated ideas.”In observance of International Women’s Day in March, OGWN organized events across the globe, including panels of women entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts sharing their journeys to success and their approaches to breaking gender stereotypes. Ocwen board members Phyllis Caldwell and Jacques Busquet were part of the conversation.Barbara Holmes, Director of Ocwen’s Internal Review Group and OGWN co-leader, is already starting to see the benefits of OGWN participation come through in the day-to-day lives of employees. Since January, 50 percent of the leadership promotions at director and above level have been females in the U.S., while 25 percent of the employees hired into leadership positions at director and above were females in the U.S. Additionally, 50 percent of hires into senior manager roles in Asia Pacific have been females.“We are confident that this initiative will empower our female co-workers to take on more responsibility and build out their skills and expertise with greater confidence,” Holmes said. “At the same time, the participation of senior executives will contribute to a culture of greater understanding of the unique needs and challenges of our female employees, especially in overseas offices.” in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News read more
Book of Garcia Marquez’s journalism to be published FILE – In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez appears outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City. A selection of the late Nobel laureate’s journalism is coming out in Spanish next month, Vintage Espanol announced Wednesday. It’s called “El Escandalo del Siglo.” The English edition, “The Scandal of the Century,” comes in May. The book will span four decades, from his work in Colombia in the 1950s to his columns in the 1980s for the Spanish newspaper El Pais. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File) by The Associated Press Posted Sep 5, 2018 7:18 am PDT Last Updated Sep 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – In the beginning, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a reporter.A selection of the late Nobel laureate’s journalism is coming out in Spanish next month, Vintage Espanol announced Wednesday. It’s called “El Escandalo del Siglo.” The English edition, “The Scandal of the Century,” comes in May. Garcia Marquez, who died in 2014, went on to write such celebrated fiction as “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera.” The Colombia native is widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s greatest writers.The book will cover his work from reporting in Colombia in the 1950s to his columns in the 1980s for the Spanish newspaper El Pais. It will include an introduction by Jon Lee Anderson, who made a 2015 documentary about the author, “Gabo.”“This anthology, as welcomed as necessary, highlights the legacy of Garcia Marquez as a journalist through this selection of his published articles,” Anderson writes. “It begins with the young Gabo during his time working in the (Colombian) Coast, who was just starting as a writer, and spans some 40 years until the mid-’80s, when he was a consecrated and mature author. This anthology reveals an entertaining writer in his origins, always fun and enjoyable, whose journalism is hardly distinguishable from his fiction”. read more
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