You can save custom transitions by simply dragging the transition from the effects editor down to a bin. The ability to save transitions is really handy in Avid Media Composer, but be careful over the top transitions can distract from the actual video.This video was first posted by Shane Ross on his Vimeo channel. Thanks for sharing Shane!Have any techniques for making custom transitions?Know of any other helpful Avid tricks? Share in the comments below. Create custom transition using this simple technique in Avid Media Composer.Instead of using simple built-in transitions, try building your very own custom transitions in Avid using the technique described in the following video tutorial by editor and power Twitter user Shane Ross. Custom transitions can be saved after they are made, making it easier for the editor. The video covers:The add edit buttonUsing a filler layerUsing the effects editorCreating blur transitionsCreating flash transitionsSaving custom transitions using bins
Mumbai, Feb 13 (PTI) Defending champions United Services Club jumped to a 5.5 point lead on the opening day of the Grover Zampa Vineyards Inter-Club Golf Championship here today.U S Club tallied 18 points, with hosts Willingdon Sports Club (WSC) in 2nd place with 12.5.BPGC are in 3rd spot with 12 points, followed by Poona Golf Club with 10.5.It was in the four balls competition that U S Club struck it rich, scoring 10.5 points, with four of their pairing winning their matches and two pairs sharing a point with their rivals.They also did well in the singles, tallying 4.5 points and then scoring 3 in the foursomes to stake a strong claim to the title.The pairing of Dharmesh Karani and Ashish Goel of U S Club scored maximum 2.5 points against WSCs Ashish Agarwal and Pradip Patel to make a strong start in the fourball, after which their teammates kept up the momentum to pull away from their rivals.Final scores: U S Club 18 points (singles 4.5, foursomes 3, fourballs 10.5); WSC 12.5 (singles 3.5, foursomes 2, fourballs 7); BPGC 12.5 (singles 5, foursomes 2, fourballs 5); PGC 10.5 (singles 1, foursomes 5, fourballs 4.5). PTI SSR NRB BS BS BAS
Margao, Apr 6 (PTI) Sporting Clube de Goa failed to cash in on the home advantage as they played out a 1-1 draw against Aizawl FC in an I-League football match at the Nehru Stadium here today. In a dull and drab match Aizawl looked stronger of the two sides in the counter moves in the first half and took the lead in the 30th minute through Alfred Jayram. The home side, who lacked the thrust to trouble the rival defence in the absence of their star striker Odafe Okolie, restored parity in the 37th minute through Mahmoud Al Amna. The draw kept Sporting Clube de Goa to fourth place with 15 points from 13 matches. Aizawl FC, who are fighting to avoid relegation, took their tally to 13 points from 14 matches. Aizawl FC enjoyed more ball possession in the latter part of the match and they looked more thrustful in their counter attacks with striker Ayene Joel Sunday Yinka and Alfred Kemah Jaryan posing threat to the rival defence whenever they had the ball in opponents box. Aizawl took the lead in the 30th minute from a counter attack. Ayeni Yinka, who found space on the right, moved deep into the rival box before sending a cross to Alfred Jaryan to score. Sporting felt the absence of Odafe Okolie as debutant Efemena Charles failed to create any impact upfront. Mohamoud Al Amna played one-two passes with Marcus Mascarenhas inside the rival box to beat a couple of defenders before he beat Lalwmpuia with a left footer to find the far post and have both the teams locked 1-1 at half time. The second half was also a dull affair with neither of the two teams creating any real chance to score the winner. Sporting came close to scoring in the dying minutes but rival keeper Lalwpuia did well to save a Mahmoud Amna shot. PTI MCS PDS CMadvertisement
Aamir Khan’s last film Dangal has managed to achieve the unbelievable. The film has crossed Rs 2000 crore at the box office worldwide. After its 53rd day at the box office in China, Dangal entered the coveted Rs 2000-crore club, the first for any Indian film till date.According to Forbes Magazine’s latest report, the movie has become the first Indian film in history to earn Rs 2000 crore (307 million USD) worldwide after it earned Rs 2.5 crore on its 53rd day at the China box office.Among other milestones, Dangal has become the fifth highest-grossing non-English film in cinematic history, and the highest-grossing sports movie of 2017.Earlier, the Aamir Khan-starrer became the only non-Hollywood film to be listed among the top 16 highest grossing films of all time at China box office.The movie has already beaten movies like Captain America: Civil War, xXx: Return Of Xander Cage, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Titanic 3D and The Jungle Book.Dangal is now behind world’s biggest blockbusters Avatar and Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World, which are positioned at number 15 and 14, respectively at the China box office.On the professional front, Aamir Khan will be next seen in Secret Superstar alongside Zaira Wasim. The flick is slated to hit theatres on August 4. He is currently shooting for his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan in Malta. The film will see him reunite with his Dangal daughter Fatima Sana Shaikh and Amitabh Bachchan.(With ANI inputs)ALSO READ: Top Chinese leader hails Aamir Khan’s Dangal as a success storyadvertisementALSO READ: Dangal Movie ReviewALSO WATCH: Dangal Movie Review
David Warner returned to cricket in Australia on Sunday for the first since his ball-tampering suspension.The former Australia vice-captain Warner played in a one-day match in Darwin’s limited overs Strike League and scored 36.Warner played for the City Cyclones in the 50 overs match against the Northern Tide at the Marrara Cricket Ground.Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft, also suspended over the ball-tampering incident, played in the same competition on an adjacent ground.Cricket Australia ‘not lessening sanctions’ of Steve Smith, David WarnerWarner and Australia captain Steve Smith were suspended for 12 months and Bancroft for nine months for their involvement in the incident during a test against South Africa at Cape Town in March.New blade at the ready, David Warner heads out to open batting in Darwin against Victoria quick Jake Reed pic.twitter.com/M4OqWZgVU3cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) July 21, 2018Their suspensions cover international matches and Australia’s main domestic competitions but the trio are free to play in independent leagues such as the Strike League. Warner and Smith recently played in a Twenty20 tournament in Canada.Warner played a bright innings Saturday before falling to a top-edged catch. He also took a catch in the field.(With AP inputs)
ESPNStar Oklahoma tailback Rodney Anderson left Saturday’s contest against UCLA with an apparent knee injury. Anderson went down late in the first quarter and immediately grabbed at his right knee.The junior running back limped to the sideline where he was attended to by Oklahoma’s training staff before exiting to the locker room. Former Oklahoma fullback J.D. Runnels updated Anderson’s status at halftime of the game.Runnels said “It’s not good y’all,” and asked for thoughts for the star running back.Here’s his tweet.Thoughts for Rod. It’s not good yall— Mr. O.K. Preps (@Just_JD38) September 8, 2018This certainly isn’t the news Oklahoma fans were hoping for after Anderson left the game. Anderson exploded during the 2017 season, rushing for more than 1,000 yards.During Week 1 action against FAU, Anderson needed just five carries to eclipse 100 yards when he raced for touchdown runs of 65 and 30 yards.Oklahoma currently holds a 21-7 lead over UCLA at the half. Quarterback Kyler Murray has been dominant in his second-consecutive game.
Cancer Care Nova Scotia will recognize a head and neck cancer surgeon, a tobacco control advocate, a volunteer group that supports cancer patients and families financially and emotionally, and a palliative care nurse who enhances quality of life for patients and families. The annual Excellence Awards in pioneer, leadership and patient care will be presented Thursday, June 13, to people who have helped further cancer prevention, treatment and care for Nova Scotia cancer patients and families. “I’d like to congratulate all of the recipients of this year’s Excellence Awards,” said David Wilson, Minister of Health and Wellness. “Each recipient has made invaluable contributions to the care, treatment and advancement of cancer care in Nova Scotia. Thank you for your tremendous work.” The Excellence Awards were introduced in 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of Cancer Care Nova Scotia. “Singling one person or team out of a group of talented and dedicated health professionals and volunteers is no easy task,” said Agar Adamson, Cancer Care Nova Scotia advisory board member and chair of the 2013 Excellence Awards selection committee. “Of the 21 nominations we had to review, all were worthy of recognition. Still, with the help of a good evaluation tool and some insightful discussion among our committee of volunteers, we were able to make thoughtful decisions.” The Excellence Award recipients are: Dr. Taylor was a pioneer in establishing transoral laser microsurgey as a standard of care for early stage larynx cancers. Research confirmed that patients having minimally invasive surgery experienced improved overall results and fewer side effects than radiation therapy. Dr. Taylor raised funds for specialized equipment and trained fellow Head and Neck surgeons in the new technique. The comprehensive program he developed has changed how laryngeal cancer is treated in the Maritimes. Mr. Al-hamdani’s masters thesis showed the benefits of plain cigarette packaging to help reduce smoking rates for Canadians, lowering their risk for cancer. He has also published research about the importance of healthy public policy and has addressed emerging tobacco and alcohol control issues at conferences. He founded Saint Mary’s University Tobacco and Alcohol Research Society, a student-run organization to improve the health and well-being of students and which is helping Saint Mary’s become a smoke-free campus this fall. The Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund Society was created in 2004 by Ms. Shelley d’Eon of Barrington, in memory of her mother, who died of pancreatic cancer at 57. Using funds from her mother’s life insurance policy, she and volunteers have organized and hosted fundraising events, including the annual Walk for a Cause, which has become one of the area’s largest community events. The walk celebrates local cancer survivors, honours loved ones who have died, and supports and encourages people with cancer. The society has helped more than 200 cancer patients in the area. Throughout her 34-year career, Ms. MacDonald has helped keep patient-centred care as a top priority and has worked to ensure patients get the best care possible. She was a keen advocate for the care of persons with disabilities at end-of-life, bringing about policy changes, and was instrumental in developing a symptom-relief kit for palliative care home patients. Dr. Carman Giacomantonio, chief medical director, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, said this year’s award recipients represent the many talented and dedicated health professionals and volunteers in Nova Scotia’s cancer system. “Cancer patients and families are at heart of why we do what we do,” said Dr. Giacomantonio. “Routinely, teams meet to discuss issues and ways to improve treatment and care, but rarely do we stop to celebrate our successes. Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Excellence Awards is intended to do just that, to recognize and pay tribute to all of who work daily to treat and care for Nova Scotia cancer patients and families.” Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a Department of Health and Wellness program, was created in 1998 to facilitate quality cancer prevention and care for Nova Scotians. Through professional education, and developing clinical standards, Cancer Care Nova Scotia supports health professionals in providing patients with high-quality care. Pioneer: Dr. Mark Taylor, Halifax, head and neck surgeon, Capital Health, Leadership: Mohammed Al-hamdani, Halifax, PhD candidate, Saint Mary’s University Patient Care for a Volunteer: the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund Society, Barrington, South West Health Patient Care for a Health Professional: Lynn MacDonald, Antigonish, palliative care nurse, Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the several leaders who greeted the people on Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday. The President, on his official Twitter handle, said the festival strengthens people’s belief in charity, fraternity and compassion. “Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. The festival of Idu’l Fitr strengthens our belief in charity, fraternity and compassion. May this happy occasion bring joy and prosperity to everyone’s lives,” he said. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said the festival “inspires the mankind to enshrine the values of truthfulness and compassion in their day-to-day actions and conduct”. Modi also took to Twitter to wish the people on the occasion. “May this special day ignite the spirit of harmony, compassion and peace in our society. May everyone be blessed with happiness,” he said. Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra too wished the people. Union Ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also greeted the people on the occasion.
APTN National NewsTORONTO–Like other candidates, former Treaty 3 grand chief and lawyer Diane Kelly believes the Assembly of First Nations is at a crossroad.“We have to take action now. Our future depends on it. When it comes to treaties, our treaties as we all know are a description of our inherent rights and a description of our inherent jurisdiction,” she said.Kelly relied on stories about her traditional upbringing and anecdotes from her time as grand chief to get her points across. She recalled an Elder speaking about the intent of the treaties.“And as he was speaking, he bent down and picked up a handful of soil. There was some stones in there, some twigs and some grass. And as he was explaining he held it here, and then he opened his fingers up and some of the soil fell through but the twigs, the grass, the rocks, were still in his hand. This is all we agreed to share. But this belongs to us,” she said.Kelly is one of eight candidates vying for the position of national chief of the AFN. She was speaking during the candidate’s forum during the AFN gathering in Toronto where chiefs will vote for national chief on Wednesday.Kelly said all treaties in Canada, regardless of the region, should be a priority for the AFN. But she said the time for researching those treaties is long past.“The next step is to take legal action. There are times when we have to take legal action. We have to draw that line in the sand and stand up and take action,” she said.If elected, Kelly said she would immediately work on four issues; resource revenue sharing, strengthening treaty rights, health benefits for the most vulnerable and making the AFN more accessible to all First Nation citizens.And she had a very specific timeline for those actions: 150 days.“The reason I have picked 150 days is that will bring us back to the December (AFN) assembly where we can deliberate and decide on how to move forward,” she said.
Kolkata: The executive engineers of the borough offices under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) have been empowered to take action for disaster management in their specific jurisdictional areas.A notification in this regard has recently been issued by KMC commissioner Khalil Ahmed which states that the executive engineers will be able to take important decisions related to disaster management. According to the notification, the borough engineers can take decisions whether a dangerous building needs to be vacated immediately and can also make arrangements to prevent losses during any natural disasters. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Kolkata Municipal Corporation presently has 16 boroughs under its jurisdiction that covers all the 144 wards in the city. The borough engineers can also take action as per law against any illegal construction under their jurisdictional area by informing their higher authority. Till date, the decision regarding evacuation from dangerous buildings was taken from the central office of the civic body. It may be mentioned that KMC has already issued notices to several old and dangerous buildings in the city under the amended Building Laws, Section 412 A of KMC Act 1980. The amendment empowers the civic body to acquire old buildings whose owners refuse to repair them. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe civic body is slapping notices to the owners and in case they are tenanted structures, asks them to hold meeting with the tenants and get them repaired at their own expense. The KMC will soon stop issuing fresh licences or renew the same for carrying out business in dangerous buildings in the city. There are around 3,000 dangerous buildings in the city and a number of them are dilapidated. Many of these buildings are used as business establishments. There are shops as well as bazaar in these buildings. “If such a dangerous building collapses then it may prove fatal both for the buyers and the sellers. A number of unsafe buildings recently caved-in resulting in death of a few people. So, we decided to act tough in this matter for the safety of the citizens,” an official ofw KMC’s building department said.
CAIRO- Egypt has detained 39 people, including a U.S. citizen, accused of torching a tram during a protest against the overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, judicial sources said Saturday.The accused, who were placed in 15-day preventive detention, were members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, the sources said, adding that they were also accused of rioting and attacking policemen on Friday during protests in Cairo.On Friday the interior ministry said students linked to the Muslim Brotherhood had torched a tram carriage in Cairo’s eastern district of Heliopolis. Sources said Saturday that one of the detainees had a US passport, but it was unclear if he held other citizenship.Islamist backers of Morsi have regularly staged protests against the country’s new military-installed authorities since his July 3 ouster.On Friday, a young boy and a man were killed as supporters and opponents of Morsi clashed in several parts of Egypt, including in Cairo, officials said.The confrontations came as pro-Morsi groups called for a week of anti-military protests under the slogan “Massacre of the Century” — a reference to the violent dispersal of two pro-Morsi protest camps on August 14 in which hundreds of people, mainly Morsi supporters, were killed.Authorities have launched a sweeping crackdown on Islamists in recent months, arresting some 2,000 people, including most of the top leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s oldest and most well-organized Islamist movement.Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, is himself in custody on charges of inciting violence during clashes outside the presidential palace in December 2012.
The UN’s Deputy Special Representative in Timor-Leste, Finn Reske-Nielsen, and Prime Minister Estanislau da Silva officially launched the Consolidated Appeal (CAP) Mid-year Review for the country at a ceremony today in Dili.“There is no short term solution to the internal displacement situation in Timor-Leste, therefore we need to design our assistance programs with a medium term perspective,” said Mr. Reske-Nielsen, who is also the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the small nation of the nation which the world body shepherded to independence in 2002.Some $16 million had been requested in the original CAP for January to June 2007 which was launched at the beginning of this year. The revision brings the total appeal for humanitarian projects in Timor-Leste from January to December 2007 to $34.2 million. To date, 46 per cent of these requirements have been met.The money will fund over 50 projects in ten sectors, namely, agriculture, camp management, coordination, economic recovery, education, food, health, protection, shelter, and water and sanitation. The CAP is the international community’s most important tool for raising resources for humanitarian action. Last week, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, launched the Mid-Year Review of the CAP for 2007 in Geneva. Six months after the launch of the global Humanitarian Appeal 2007, the UN, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and 220 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) still require $2.5 billion to respond to the world’s most severe crises. 25 July 2007The United Nations and the Government of Timor-Leste have appealed for almost $18 million in additional funds to address the ongoing humanitarian needs of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Southeast Asian nation for the rest of this year.
A group of Brock graduate students in the Master of Arts in Classics program have spent the last few months organizing the Feb. 8 conference on the history of slavery.There is a brief pause as a group of graduate students in the Master of Arts in Classics program consider an underlining question to an upcoming international conference on the history of slavery.They are asked if they can envision a world that is free of slavery.Their answer is unanimous – unfortunately not.“I don’t see a world without slavery in our lifetime,” says one student, as others nod in agreement. “I think we can hope to lessen the frequency and make things better by purposely looking back over history.”The discussion takes off as the group offers reasons why individuals are living in conditions of forced bondage around the world.“Sadly, slavery is a very lucrative business and that hasn’t changed,” says one student.“It’s not something that we talk about in Western society as a contemporary problem,” adds another student. “Slavery is universally condemned but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen. In some ways it’s cultural to have rights over people. Prostitution and sex slavery is the big form that it takes in today’s world.”The students were inspired to organize the event through a recent course they took on slavery taught by Associate Professor Allison Glazebrook. They say the conference is a means of bringing researchers together to create a greater understanding of what slavery has meant for society throughout history and what it means for us today.The students involved in organizing the conference are: Itay Avitzur, David Farag, Emma Fotino, Andrew Fulham, Jesse Johnston, Tessa Little, Molly McMeekin, Sarah Robinson, Jon Snyder and Ana Wagner.Farag and Robinson are among nine Canadian and American graduate students who will give presentations Feb. 8.Farag will talk about his study of female slaves and free characters found in the writings of a Greek playwright. Robinson’s presentation will focus on her research into the occupations held by freed women in classical Athens.“We know more about modern slavery than ancient slavery because we have personal accounts, we watch movies about slavery like 12 Years a Slave and just last year many events were held to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman,” Farag says. “It’s important to understand how modern slavery developed out of precedents found in the Roman and Greek world. The conference presentations will provide evidence and explain concepts and methods of slavery that connect from ancient to modern times.”The conference runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Sankey Chamber. Michele George of the Department of Classics at McMaster University will give a keynote address to close the conference. George has completed extensive research on Roman slavery and the archaeology of slavery.The conference is open to the public. For more information, email or see details online
seha gazprom league Board of Slovenian League accepted demand of two best teams RK Celje Pivovarna Laško and RK Gorenje Velenje to play in the SEHA GAZPROM League. Two best teams will play in regional competition from the start of 2016/2017 season.Currently, league has 12 teams, but it is expected that Hungarian champions MVM Veszprem leave the competition. ← Previous Story Swedish Play Off: Kristianstad extend winning strike Next Story → Kielce TV before Flensburg: Game about everything
Christine O’Donnell, everyone’s favorite “non-witch” Republican, says it’s not her fault that her campaign fundraising reports are riddled with errors and inaccuracies.The incorrect data, which has triggered a federal investigation, was because of a software glitch, she claims. Her lawyer says every false record is because of an “ongoing mistake automatically entered by the software and certain other mistakes identified through the compliance review conducted over the past several months.”According to media reports, O’Donnell originally claimed she only raised $7.3 million but she later changed that figure. Also up for questioning is the way she used that money, as there are allegations the funds, which are legally required to be used for campaign functions only, went toward her rent and personal debt.Via Politico
Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed? Are streets such as Victoria Street insulting? 41,149 Views It depends on the name (3404) Poll Results: No (9935) Don’t know (391) http://jrnl.ie/3244640 227 Comments Queen Elizabeth II visits the English Market in Cork. YesNoIt depends on the nameDon’t knowVote Image: Anwar Hussein/PA Images By Rónán Duffy Short URL Yes (7665) Queen Elizabeth II visits the English Market in Cork. Image: Anwar Hussein/PA Images A CAMPAIGN LED by a Cork councillor has been painting over street signs that sound like they are connected to the British Empire.The campaign says that streets such as Victoria Street, named after the 19th century British monarch, are an insult to those who died in the Great Famine.While many Irish streets were renamed after independence, some British nomenclature remains.Today we’re asking, Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed? Share Tweet Email Friday 17 Feb 2017, 9:39 AM Feb 17th 2017, 9:39 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Image: Wayne Forde By Michelle Hennessy Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 6:01 AM http://jrnl.ie/3452183 Image: Wayne Forde In correspondence to Forde, Siobhán McArdle, Head of Mental Health Services acknowledged the new day hospital facility is “not fully operational yet”.“It is currently used by the community mental health team in Navan, but this will be extended as the reconfiguration of community mental health services progresses in Meath,” she explained.The teams who will feed in to, and be working in, the Day Hospital will be accommodated in Beaufort House, which is located adjacent to the unit in Our Lady’s Hospital. The refurbishment of Beaufort House to accommodate these teams was only completed this week (June 2017) and the teams are expected to move in the coming weeks.She added that a new additional consultant and milti-disciplinary team is being recruited for the Navan area in the coming months.“This additional team will also be feeding to the Day Hospital. Once operational, we expect a significant increase in patient activity to be delivered from the day hospital in line with Vision for Change.”Forde said the HSE has “once again put the cart before the horse taking away acute services from a hospital with no plan”.“All these services and increase in services should have all happened prior to the shafting of the acute psychiatric unit in Navan 24/7,” he said.“A lot of people in Meath can not get access to Drogheda in emergency situations, where patients might have a nervous breakdown, or an acute psychiatric episode.”‘People are dying on waiting lists’: Harris urged to fix health service once and for all Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 7,362 Views HSE admits Navan day service not up-and-running fully after unit closure A local councillor said mental health is being “ignored” and patients are suffering as a result. Share105 Tweet Email5 Jun 21st 2017, 6:01 AM Former Christian Brother would ‘lick’ pupils’ dirty ears clean and fondle their privates, court told THE HSE HAS confirmed it still does not have a fully operational mental health day service in Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan, Co Meath nine months after it closed the acute psychiatric unit there.The closure last September was part of a plan to provide a centralised acute service out of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. A psychiatric facility in Ardee, Co Louth, was also closed as part of this plan, though the new unit provides for fewer beds than the two closed units combined.Following the closure of the unit in Navan, a ‘Mental Health Day Hospital’ was opened in that space in the hospital so that some local supports would still be in place.However the HSE has admitted it still does not have the full staff or facilities in place for this day service.The issue was highlighted by local councillor Wayne Forde who told TheJournal.ie that this time last year “the psychiatric unit was open 24/7 and was packed”.“This day unit is open 9.30am to 2.30pm, Monday to Friday. There’s a pool table in there, all the beds have been removed. They’ve even taken chairs out of rooms people used for counselling.Only around three or four people seem to go now per day. Sometimes no one goes and it’s not open at all. Mental health is being very badly ignored and patients are suffering. 4 Comments
Depuis le début de l’année, 21 rhinocéros ont été abattus en Afrique du SudEn dépit de la lutte féroce menée contre le braconnage dans le pays, 21 rhinocéros ont déjà été abattus par des braconniers depuis le début de l’année en Afrique du Sud. Une nouvelle alarmante annoncée par l’agence des Parcs naturels sud-africains.L’intensification de la lutte contre le braconnage ne semble hélas pas porter ses fruits en Afrique du Sud, où les forces de l’ordre n’hésitent pourtant pas à tuer les braconniers lorsque ces derniers se montrent trop menaçants. Depuis le début de l’année, cinq braconniers ont ainsi été abattus, tandis que deux autres ont été blessés et 31 arrêtés par la police. Mais au cours de la même période, ce sont 21 rhinocéros qui ont été victimes d’un braconnage de plus en plus organisé et sophistiqué. Ces animaux menacés sont abattus pour leurs cornes, très prisées en Asie notamment, pour leurs prétendues vertus médicinales.À lire aussiVoilà à quoi ressemblent les cris de petits rhinocérosEn 2010, 333 rhinocéros ont ainsi été tués. Un record historique (voir notre article). Cette perte fut “terrible et nous sommes déterminés à ce qu’elle ne se reproduise pas en 2011”, a assuré le directeur de l’agence des Parcs naturels sud-africains David Mabunda, dans un communiqué rapporté par Sciences et Avenir. Et d’ajouter : “N’importe quelle personne impliquée dans le braconnage sera un cible de choix pour nos enquêteurs”.A l’automne dernier, une unité de police criminelle spécialisée dans la lutte contre le braconnage a été créée en Afrique du Sud, tandis que les parcs abritant des rhinocéros ont mis en place de nombreuses mesures de prévention pour lutter contre le trafic des cornes. Certaines ont ainsi été équipées de puces GPS, d’autres tout simplement coupées, ou imprégnées de produits toxiques les rendant invendables. Mais comme le déplore Pelham Jones, de l’Association privée des rhinocéros, cette intensification de la lutte n’a pas permis d’enrayer le massacre des rhinocéros, un animal ayant été tué toutes les 26 heures l’année dernière dans le pays. “Nous n’avons pas vu une baisse drastique en janvier. Je ne crois pas que la situation s’améliore”, s’alarme Pelham Jones.Le 1 février 2011 à 18:52 • Emmanuel Perrin
Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Human speech sounds are shared worldwide, and a new study suggests that ancestral human diet changes might have caused “f” and “v” sounds in global languages.A group of international scientists, which published their findings in Science, are contradicting the theory stating that all possible human sounds have remained the same since humans emerged 300,000 years ago, CNN reported.The team was inspired by linguist Charles Hockett, who in 1985, proposed that early hunter-gatherers would have a difficult time saying “f” and “v” sounds, due to their edge-to-edge bite, which involves the teeth meeting evenly at the front of the mouth. Even though hunter-gatherers were born with overbites, they would eventually shift to edge-to-edge bites, since they consumed a harder and tougher diet. Hockett was suggesting that “f” and “v” sounds were probably relatively new to human speech, especially when early humans started eating softer foods.How our diet has influenced our bite—and how we say “f” and “v,” a new bond for Iron, a special section on pediatric cancer in this week’s issue. https://t.co/CuMJLoD7pq pic.twitter.com/vmtZiv8bCc— Science Magazine (@sciencemagazine) March 14, 2019Scientists decided to test Hockett’s hypothesis, but expanded it by analyzing linguistics, anthropology, and phonetics, Gizmodo noted. The team, which used biomechanical computer models that copied human speech, discovered that softer foods enabled humans to keep their overbite, which would place the upper teeth a little bit in front of the lower teeth.“In Europe, our data suggests that the use of labiodentals has increased dramatically only in the last couple of millennia, correlated with the rise of food processing technology such as industrial milling,” Steven Moran, the study’s author, said in a University of Zurich press release. “The influence of biological conditions on the development of sounds has so far been underestimated.”The team found that having an overbite makes it easier to pronounce labiodentals, also known as consonants generated with the lower lip and the upper teeth. According to the team, it required 29 precent less energy to produce consonants with an overbite. With the help of a soft foods diet and an overbite, “f” and “v” sounds could have become more popular in the past and led to some of the words spoken today, including “vacuum” and the “F-word.” “Our results shed light on complex causal links between cultural practices, human biology and language,” Balthasar Bickel, project leader and UZH professor, said in the press release. “They also challenge the common assumption that, when it comes to language, the past sounds just like the present.”More on Geek.com:Ancient Britons Traveled Hundreds of Miles for Stonehenge Pork RoastsDeep-Sea Explorers Discover Wreck of WWII Aircraft Carrier USS WaspHundreds of Artifacts From Nazi Massacre Unearthed in German Forest Stay on target