Tony Zhou | Daily TrojanAmerican flags covered the grass on Trousdale Parkway in front of Bovard Auditorium on Wednesday for the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Students and faculty paid tribute to the fallen heroes who were killed by the acts of terrorism. The American flag flew at half mast all day to commemorate the 2001 tragedy.
Gardaí are appealing to motorists and road users to take care to be visible at all times during the high-risk summer period.With more people using the roads pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are being urged to be seen and motorists are asked to be more vigilant.“Drivers need to look and look again particularly in their blind spot when turning, overtaking and at junctions,” said the Garda appeal. Ninety three people died on Irish roads in 84 collisions so far this year. Five of those were in Donegal.Road deaths have increased by 6 when compared to figures for the same period last year.The fatalies include 52 drivers, 10 passengers, 15 pedestrians, 10 motorcyclists and 6 pedal cyclists.Of the motorcyclists killed over the last 5 years (2014 – 2019) the vast majority were male drivers and the highest risk groups were those aged between 25 and 44 years. Gardaí say that the most dangerous day of the week is Sunday and are appealing to all road users to exercise extreme care during this high-risk period.Gardaí issue road safety appeal during high-risk period was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:road safety read more
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is expecting a good atmosphere at Loftus Road for today’s derby against Charlton.A win against Chris Powell’s Addicks side could take Rangers back to the top of the Championship depending on how leaders Burnley and second-placed Leicester fare in their games.And Redknapp, who is celebrating 30 years in management, says he expects his team to be given a tough test.“London derbies are always difficult and I’ve got a lot of respect for Chris Powell,” Redknapp said.“He’s done a good job at Charlton and the game won’t be easy, but we’re at home and we always feel we have a good chance of beating anybody at home.“It will be a good atmosphere – they’ll bring their fair share of support as well – and it’s another important game for us.”R’s defender Nedum Onuoha has been ruled out after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury.Junior Hoilett and Jermaine Jenas also have hamstring problems and face fitness tests.See also:Blow for QPR as defender has injury setbackQPR chairman Fernandes hails ‘incredible achievement’ as Redknapp celebrates 30 years in 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
Some of those big, fierce-looking dinosaurs—cousins to T. rex—could have been vegetarians. That’s a paradigm-shaking announcement being made by PhysOrg, Science Daily, and Live Science: “Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Not So Carnivorous After All.” The revision is based on information from the Field Museum of Chicago. A similar article on PhysOrg laments that one of Australia’s prized meat-eaters is being “forced to take a walk” – it’s apparently a vegan, too. Rather than abandon the evolutionary story, the authors are revising parts of it. Lindsay Zanno put it this way: “Most theropods are clearly adapted to a predatory lifestyle, but somewhere on the line to birds, predatory dinosaurs went soft.” But later, she admitted, “Its [sic] time to start seeing these animals in a new evolutionary context.” No other possible context was mentioned. Various evolutionary subplots went on from there; the evolution of toothless beaks, etc. – e.g., “Besides losing teeth and evolving beaks, the researchers found that as several lineages of coelurosaur turned to plant eating, they also evolved longer necks, which may have helped the animals to expand their browsing range.” “The ability to eat plant materials may have played a pivotal role in allowing coelurosaurian dinosaurs to achieve such remarkable species diversity,” Zanno claimed, “but more study is needed to understand what role dietary shifts may play in evolutionary processes.” Another dinosaur diviner, Patrick O’Conner [Ohio University College], was interviewed by Live Science: “Paleontologist Investigates Ancestors of Crocs and Birds.” O’Conner divulged a lot about his taste in music and movies, and his travels and sources of inspiration, but little about the evidence that dinosaurs evolved from an ancestor. When asked what are the most important characteristics for a researcher, he said, “A considerable amount of creativity combined with healthy dose of passion. An effective researcher is always thinking on his or her toes, whether it is at the lab bench or in the field setting, and it goes without saying that researchers must absolutely love whatever it is they are investigating!” Those are undoubtedly prime qualities for a traveling, movie-watching musician.You, too, can have a satisfying career making up stories, looking at divining bones, and watching movies and playing music. Not only that, everyone will like you and treat everything you say like an oracle from the gods. Whenever necessary, you can change the story a little to keep your adoring followers (the science reporters) on the edge of their seats with each new twist of the plot. Why have everybody hate you? Don’t associate with those despised ID people who insist on evidence. That’s no fun. Follow the crowd through the gate that is wide and the way that is broad.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
Hot on the heels of Etihads’s impressive in-flight upgrade announcement on Sunday, Singapore Airlines today announced it too will be upgrading 19 of its Boeing 777-300ERs. The upgrade programme will see the same product fitted to the aircraft that was introduced in September 2013 when 8 new 777-300ERs were introduced to the fleet. Installation work is expected to begin early in 2015, with all aircraft completed by September 2016.Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah stated “Feedback about our next generation cabin products has been extremely positive and our customers have been asking for them to be fitted on more aircraft. We have listened.”The new First Class seat offers enhanced comfort, featuring a fixed-back shell design with curved side panels for added privacy. The seat also features an ergonomically sculpted cushion and adjustable headrest, with customised in-seat lighting. At 35 inches in width and with an increased bed length of 82 inches, it is one of the most spacious First Class products in the sky.The new Business Class seat offers greater recline at 132 degrees, with an improved ergonomic seat cushion. Two new seating positions have been introduced – ‘Lazy Z’ and ‘Sundeck’ – providing even more options for passengers. When converted, it becomes the industry’s widest full-flat bed, at 78 inches in length, with a padded headboard cushion for enhanced comfort. More stowage space has also been added, with an amenity stowage area on the side console and laptop stowage area.The new Economy Class seat also provides additional comfort, with increased personal space and legroom. Seats feature new backrest cushions with side bolsters for better support. An ergonomically sculpted headrest cushion provides an increased range of height adjustments and improved neck support.In other news, the airline also announced it will be soon launching a premium economy cabin.Suggested Read: Singapore Airlines safety ratingSee: Editors review of Singapore Airlines current in flight product Follow Sharon on twitter read more
Trina Roache APTN National NewsMaliseet Chiefs in New Brunswick are calling on the federal government to reject a controversial open-pit mining project in their territory.A federal environmental assessment says the project will have significant negative impacts on traditional land use.The proposed mine is in the heart of Maliseet territory, 60 kilometres north of Fredericton. Maliseet, or Wolastoqey, communities have raised concerns over its impacts.The comprehensive review echoes those concerns, calling the effects “permanent, continuous, and irreversible.”Tobique Chief Ross Perley said the risks associated with the project are just too high for his territory.“This open pit mine would destroy one of our last remaining areas to harvest and practice our culture, and it creates a long term risk of contamination for our territory and resources,” said Perley in a statement. “This is not an appropriate project for Maliseet territory and we urge Canada to reject it in light of the conclusions in the Comprehensive Study Report”.The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency released its report last week and is now seeking input from the public.“St. Mary’s First Nation appreciates Canada’s acknowledgement of the heavy toll this mine would take on our rights,” said Chief Candice Paul, from the St. Mary’s First Nation. “We call on Canada to honour its Peace and Friendship Treaties with us and reject the mine on the basis of this finding of significant adverse effects.”The Sisson Mines Ltd. plans to extract tungsten and molybdenum. The open pit mine will include a massive, 751 hectare tailings pond. A swath of land will also be cleared for a 42 kilometre NB Power transmission line.In its review, the federal agency finds the company’s plans to mitigate the effects “fail to address the permanent loss of access to an area of high value, and the associated use of that area.”The New Brunswick Government has already given the project the greenlight.The lawyer for the Maliseet Chiefs, Dominque Nouvet, said the province jumped the gun on its approval of its own environmental assessment because consultation is ongoing.“The law is clear. Consultation should be completed in advance of decision making in order to inform it,” said Nouvet. “And that’s what was outrageous about the provincial approval, is that they themselves acknowledged that consultation was not yet complete.”Nouvet said the chiefs are still willing to consult and talk about accommodation.“The call for rejection stems from the fact their concerns have not been addressed. And this mine is going to have really serious adverse impacts on their traditional way of life,” said Nouvet. “And they’re running out of places to go to carry on traditional activities and exercise their rights. And at this point in time, nothing has been done to address that.”The Wolastaq Traditional Grand Council and clan mothers have strongly opposed the project from the beginning.Wolastaq Grand Chief Ron Tremblay applauds the elected chiefs for their calls to stop the project.“It’s important to preserve Wolastoqey homeland for our present and future children, also to protect the natural world so the animals, vegetation and waterways will continue to survive,” said Tremblay. “Our Wolastoqey Nation is facing invasions from companies and governments who are trying to destroy our natural homeland.”Nouvet, a consultation expert based in British Columbia, sees a huge contrast between Indigenous communities on the two coasts of Canada. She worked on the Tsilhqot’in case that led to a huge victory at the Supreme Court of Canada two years ago. That decision is considered a game-changer for Indigenous communities and the issue of consent.“What is just so tough for the Maliseet is that their land has been occupied and colonized, the resources have been exploited for hundreds of years,” said Nouvet.That long history has meant a greater loss of territory, said Nouvet.“They cannot fish for salmon, pursuant to their Aboriginal and Treaty rights. Forests have been overharvested. They are running out of places to go to exercise treaty rights that were promised to them in perpetuity. They never surrendered title,” she said.The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is taking submissions from public on the project until May 15.A decision on whether it’s approved is expected this [email protected]@aptn.ca read more