First Euro-Stegosaur Found

first_imgA Stegosaurus fossil has been found in Portugal, reported Live Science.  Previously this species with its spiked tail and prominent rows of plates on its back was only known from North America.  A tooth, some leg bones and part of the backbone have been unearthed.  So far, the fossil looks indistinguishable from its North American cousins.  The only other North American dinosaur found in Europe is Allosaurus.Scientists infer land bridges at certain times, but admit that much is unknown: “While the similarity bolsters the land-bridge case, it provides no information on the distribution and duration of those bridges.”  Creationists suspect that much of the world’s land mass was connected before the Flood.  Every data point is like a puzzle piece for a completed picture hidden from view.  No one knows how many pieces there are but we probably have only a small fraction.  Before this find, it was easy to argue on lack of evidence that Stegosaurus was limited to the North American continent.  One piece of evidence can blow that idea out of the running.  The more pieces the better, but one should not expect that a picture in the mind’s eye is free of presuppositions.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Cricket South Africa moves to develop women’s game

first_img22 May 2014Cricket South Africa’s (CSA’s) National Academy is hosting the country’s leading women’s cricketers at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria for the first time. The move to develop the women’s game is set to become an annual affair.The Academy for South Africa’s most promising women cricketers started this week and will run through until 28 August. It will help prepare them for forthcoming tours of England and Sri Lanka.CSA General Manager of Cricket Corrie van Zyl on Tuesday expressed his delight to see a fresh group of players coming into the Academy and said he is looking forward to seeing their progress as the months go by.Focus of the CSA National Academy“The focus of the CSA National Academy is on the identified young emerging talent in our country and giving them all the tools needed to be successful at franchise and International level,” Van Zyl said in a statement.“The support structures within the CSA pipeline is of such a nature that we will now not just be able to support, develop and mould young talent at the National Academy, but also monitor and measure their growth and development while they are applying their trade at provincial and franchise level.“This support will come in the form of the CSA appointed scouts, namely Shukri Conrad, Victor Mpitsang and Ray Jennings. These scouts will also be able to call on the High Performance consultants to assist in the intervention of identified individuals.”‘Extremely proud’Focusing on women’s cricket specifically, Van Zyl added: “The National Women’s Academy will be based on the same principles and we are extremely proud to have our first ever intake of women’s cricket players at this year’s Academy.“Part of the strategic focus of the CSA pipeline is to make the Momentum Proteas women’s team one of the top four teams in world cricket.“It is with this goal in mind that these women will be coached, developed and exposed to the National Academy in order to equip them to realise their goals as a team under the guidance of the National women’s head coach Hilton Moreeng, and assisted by the High Performance consultants.“We have promised and have as a goal, to uplift the profile of women’s cricket in our country and this is yet another way of achieving that goal,” he concluded.PleasedMoreeng expressed his pleasure with the inclusion of the country’s leading women’s cricketers at the National Academy.“It is great to be part of this historical move for women’s cricket in South Africa,” he said.“This is a huge opportunity for the ladies to experience what the Academy is about and I look forward to the learning experience for us all. This inclusion can only benefit the women’s game and strengthen our players for what’s coming in the near future.”Women’s National Academy PlayersMignon du Preez (Northerns), Dane van Niekerk (Eastern Province), Trisha Chetty (KwaZulu-Natal), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal), Shabnim Ismail (Western Province), Moseline Daniels (Boland), Bernadine Bezuidenhout (Western Province), Hlompho Nape (Free State), Nonkululeko Thabethe (Gauteng), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province)SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Geocaching.com Presents: Space Coast Geocaching Store

first_img[Click CC for Subtitles][vsw id=”n5dkVyZZAPw” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Click to watch a rare geocaching adventure. It’s part club house, part dream destination for avid geocachers. Space Coast Geocaching Store is the only full-time walk-in geocaching store in the United States. The Space Coast Geocaching Store is the hub of activity in eastern Florida. Caching supplies, from Geocoins to cache containers, stretch wall to wall. Plus the store offers one of the largest active geocaches you’ll find in plain sight.Cache Containers at Space Coast Geocaching StoreDale n Barb own Space Coast Geocaching Store. The Florida geocachers also hosts events and have been nominated as Featured Geocachers of the Month on the official Geocaching.com Blog.They have worked with parks and the geocaching community, including numerous CITO events.  They are the owners of “A Cool Cache” (GC15RQB)Subscribe to the Official Geocaching.com YouTube channel for the latest tips and tricks in geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”Sputnik 2010: A Geocache Odyssey” GC2JPJJ GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK December 20, 2010December 20, 2010In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 7, 2011July 27, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”December Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentJanuary 7, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

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Shillong night curfew lifted after 80 days

first_imgThe East Khasi Hills district administration on Monday lifted night curfew from Meghalaya capital Shillong in view of improvement in the law and order situation.The curfew was imposed 80 days ago on June 1, a day after a quarrel over the parking of a bus in Punjabi Lane or Harijan Colony snowballed into a communal stand-off between the Dalit Sikhs of the area and local tribal people.“The night curfew has been completely lifted. We wanted to continue the night curfew till August 15, but waited for clearance from the police before issuing an official notification today (Monday),” East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner P.S. Dkhar told The Hindu.Harijan Colony and 13 surrounding localities had been under total curfew since June 1. The daytime curfew in these localities was gradually reduced before being lifted a month later. Senior police officers in Shillong, however, said security personnel will continue to guard vulnerable areas. This follows intelligence inputs that miscreants might target Harijan Colony, a prime area in the heart of the city, again.Developers and local politicians have allegedly been eyeing the colony to set up a shopping complex. There have been attempts to evict the Dalit Sikhs who the British had brought from Punjab as sanitation workers in the 1850s.last_img read more

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Lack of oxygen likely caused fatal plane crash near Calgary TSB report

first_imgKANANASKIS, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says lack of oxygen likely played a role in a plane crash southwest of Calgary that killed two people a year ago.The board says in a report that hypoxia, or in-flight oxygen deprivation, caused the pilot to lose control before crashing in the Kananaskis area on Aug. 1, 2018.It says the pilot was travelling in a Piper PA-31 Navajo with a survey technician and they were headed to the Springbank Airport near Calgary.The TSB says although a portable oxygen system was available on the plane, the pilot was not continuously using it while the aircraft was above 4,000 metres above sea level, which is required by regulation.It says hypoxia slows down body functions, but its onset can be slow and gradual, so it’s likely the pilot did not recognize the symptoms.The board also found that flight crews do not undergo practical hypoxia training and there is a risk they will not recognize early symptoms in higher altitudes.WATCH: Two dead in Kananaskis plane crashlast_img read more

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Seneca Fashion alumni debut at Toronto Womens Fashion Week

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The show will take place on October 3 at 5 p.m. at 1 Yonge Street, where a lineup of young designers will deliver a wide range of couture and ready-to-wear styles.Organized by Seneca professor and renowned designer Zoran Dobric, the emerging designers will have an opportunity to feature their original pieces in a runway show to an industry audience, launching their careers in the world of fashion. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ – Seneca’s School of Fashion will take over the runway as ten recent graduates showcase their collections at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TW).center_img “Some of our designers are inspired by their cultural backgrounds, some by art, architecture and other unique personal interests. The influences are as diverse as the designers themselves,” says Dobric, who is also showing during TW. “This opportunity is so important to the talented young designers because it showcases their work to the national and international media and industry, as well as potential buyers. TW gives them a prestigious platform to promote their brands.”Seneca alumni participated in Toronto Fashion week in 2015 and the show was regarded as one of the highlights of the week according to The Globe and Mail. This year’s RED: Emerging Designers Showcase will present Seneca’s Canadian and internationally born alumni, helping to foster a global perspective at TW.Under the mentorship of Dobric, as well as other Canadian fashion veterans including Jennifer Dares, David Dixon and Philip Sparks, Seneca’s students benefit from learning from industry leaders.“Maintaining a strong relationship with our students beyond the classroom experience has always been important to Seneca’s School of Fashion,” says Gitte Hansen, Chair, Seneca’s School of Fashion. “Our design faculty, who are fashion professionals themselves, are able to impart to students the importance of presenting and promoting their work to industry while finding the best avenue to join the creative economy.”Students and alumni from Seneca’s School of Fashion have also showcased in other runway shows including the Télio National Design Competition in Montreal, Fashion Art Toronto, Vancouver Fashion Week and the Hempel competition for young designers in Beijing.Seneca alumni participating in this year’s showcase are: Kinoo Arcentales, Rhonique Ballantyne, Sepideh Ghahremani, Ivan Liang, Lulu Lin, Ruiyan Luo, So Young Park, Caron Rondilla, Siyu Xia and Alice Zhu.ABOUT SENECAWith campuses in Toronto, York Region and Peterborough, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas, certificates and graduate programs renowned for their quality and respected by employers. It is one of the largest comprehensive colleges in Canada, offering nearly 300 full-time, part-time and online programs. Combining the highest academic standards with work-integrated and applied learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensure Seneca graduates are career-ready.Find out more at senecacollege.caFollow us on TwitterAbout TW:Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TW) is a modern, relevant high tech fashion week devoted solely to women’s wear. TW is home to Canada’s most iconic designers and the next generation of emerging talent. Toronto Women’s Fashion Week creates a national and international platform for Canadian designers including impactful runway presentations, showrooms, pop-up shops, emerging designer programs and industry panel discussions. TW is proudly made by and for Canadians to support Canadian talent and the Canadian fashion industry.Website: www.tw-fw.comInstagram: @tw_fwFacebook: /torontowomensfashionweekTwitter: @TW_FW#iloveTW #iamTW #torontowomensfashionweek #TWSS18#canadafashiongroup #LoveCanadianFashionAbout CFG:Canada Fashion Group (CFG) is committed to nurturing and promoting the Canadian fashion industry by providing a national and international platform for Canada fashion designers and brands to showcase their talent and innovation through impactful fashion initiatives such as TOM* Toronto Men’s Fashion Week and TW Toronto Women’s Fashion Week. Login/Register With: Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Dunkins Halloween Costume Contest Offers A Chance To Win A Years Worth

first_img(NOTE: Wilmington has EIGHT Dunkin’ locations — 195 Main Street, 321 Main Street, 586 Main Street, 357 Middlesex Avenue, 66 Concord Street, 211 Lowell Street, 316 Lowell Street, and 206 Ballardvale Street.)CANTON, MA — As the brand that delivers delight each Halloween with special donuts and more, Dunkin’ has seen its own fans in turn celebrate the spirit of the season by sharing hundreds of homemade Halloween Dunkin-themed costumes to social media. Dunkin’ is joining the fun this year by rewarding its fans’ imagination and inspiration, launching a special costume contest for the chance to win some treats without having to ring a single doorbell. Beginning today, a Dunkin’ costume could equal free coffee and cash, as fans who post a photo of their Dunkin’-inspired Halloween costume on Instagram using the special hashtag #DunkinDressUpContest will have the chance to win a grand prize of $1,000 and a year’s worth of Dunkin’ coffee. Plus, one winner each week will receive $100 Dunkin’ gift cards to help them keep running on Dunkin’ long after the Halloween fun is over.Dunkin’s costume contest launches today, October 17, and continues through November 1. No purchase necessary; 18+ US only. For full rules and details please visit http://www.ddsweeps.com.Dunkin’ restaurants are already helping people across the country enjoy a few moments of Halloween joy any time of day with seasonal treats sure to bring a smile to kids of all ages. For a frightfully fun donut design, Dunkin’s Spider Donut is frosted with orange icing and topped with a glazed chocolate MUNCHKINS® donut hole treat decorated to look like a sweet-never-scary spider. Dunkin’ is also giving its classic donuts a Halloween look, with decorations including orange and purple icing drizzles and sprinkles.OREO cookies are dressing up as Dunkin’ for Halloween this year with the OREO Donut, filled with vanilla buttercreme and topped with chocolate icing, crumbled OREO cookie topping and an orange icing drizzle. For a sweet sip to lift spirits, OREO Hot Chocolate with the rich flavors of cookies and cream is available as part of Dunkin’s selection of hot winter beverages, which also includes Original Hot Chocolate and Dunkaccino.Guests can sink their fangs into the Spider Donut at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide through Halloween. The OREO Donut and OREO Hot Chocolate are both available into November.To learn more about Dunkin’, visit http://www.DunkinDonuts.com or subscribe to the Dunkin’ blog to receive notifications at https://news.dunkindonuts.com/blog.About Dunkin’Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit http://www.DunkinDonuts.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Dunkin’.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedDunkin’s Pumpkin Menu To Arrive In Wilmington By August 21In “Business”Dunkin Donuts Introduces New Almond Joy Hot ChocolatesIn “Business”Dunkin’ Donuts Launches New Dunkin’ Go2s (New $2, $3 & $5 Value Menu )In “Business”last_img read more

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Video of adult tigress beaten to death by mob in Uttar Pradesh

first_imgCreative CommonsAt a time when conservation of animals, especially tigers, is the talk in the country, a group of villagers of the Mataina village in Uttar Pradesh mercilessly beat an adult tigress to death because she mauled and injured a person belonging to the village earlier that day.A full two-minute video of the disturbing incident emerged with the person talking the video giving a voice-over, explaining what happened. The tigress was six-years-old and had broken ribs and injuries across her body. She was cremated after the forest officials conducted a post-mortem, NDTV reports.Warning : this is disturbing content . A 5 year old adult tigress was beaten to death by villagers in UP’s #Pilibhit on thursday afternoon . In this mobile video shot by a villager , there ‘s even background commentary on why they are killing the tigress ! Really sad ! pic.twitter.com/FY7ToT3TGA— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) July 26, 2019 The incident took place in a village close to the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve on Wednesday afternoon. It is situated 240 kilometres away from Lucknow. “She had sustained fractures and injuries from sharp-edged weapons like spears on almost every part of her body. She also had broken ribs,” H Rajamohan, the director of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve told IANS.At least 30 people participated in beating the animal up and the police have filed an FIR against 31 villagers. They have been charged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Reports claim that the villager did not let the forest officials through and take her to the hospital till she was dead.”A forest team did reach the spot but by that time, the tigress was in so much pain that even an attempt to tranquilize her would have added to her plight,” Vaibhav Shrivastava , Pilibhit’s District Magistrate said.”The tigress could have been rescued and given timely medical aid as the forest officials had reached the spot. But their inability to rescue the injured big cat in a span of over nine hours undoubtedly reflects their inability in protecting wildlife in adverse situations,” GC Misra, the Former field director of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve said.The Pilibhit district and Pilibhit Tiger Reserve alone have witnessed the deaths of 16 tigers and 3 leopards since 2012. the most common causes of death were snaring, poisoning, and contagious diseases like canine distemper. However, there were very few cases of deaths due to infighting.last_img read more

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Four Seasons to open first mountain destination in Europe

first_img Friday, December 9, 2016 Tags: Four Seasons, France, Luxury Travel, Ski Resorts Four Seasons to open first mountain destination in Europe Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Set to open in late 2017 just 44 miles from Geneva International Airport is Four Seasons Hotel, Megève, Four Seasons’ third destination in France.Opening in time for the 2018 winter ski season, the 55-room property is Megève’s first hotel to offer direct access to the Mont d’Arbois slopes and is being billed as a preeminent skier’s paradise with over 130 groomed Alpine runs. It will be nestled into the base of Mont d’Arbois’ mountainside, creating a luxurious haven for skiers looking for ski in/ski out directly on the Alpine range.Within the village of Mont d’Arbois, a collection of existing chalets will be renovated prior to reopening as a Four Seasons hotel, offering guests a second destination in the historic ski village. In addition to the chalet and hotel, Four Seasons will also manage the 18-hole Golf du Mont D’Arbois course designed by Sir Henry Cotton, and four dining offerings throughout the two hotels.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureFour Seasons Hotel, Megève is a joint venture between Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Edmond de Rothschild Heritage, a lifestyle company owned by Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild. Commenting on the new development, Ariane said, “This partnership will bring new dimensions not only to our hospitality at Mont d’Arbois but also to the town of Megève. The professionalism, international network and longstanding experience of Four Seasons in the hospitality industry are second to none, and I am particularly proud that the Hotel and Chalet in Megève will be Four Seasons first luxury mountain destination in Europe.”Four Seasons Hotel, Megève and the Chalet du Mont d’Arbois, Megève, A Four Seasons Hotel will mark the third Four Seasons destination in France, joining the legendary Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris and Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel in the French Riviera. The Hotel will be the fifth ski destination in the company’s portfolio, joining Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe and Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole. Sharelast_img read more

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