Brock to host twoday science adventure for high school students

High school students from across the province will experience hands-on science this week as Brock University hosts its annual two-day event designed to encourage youth to pursue education and careers in science.More than 70 Grade 10 and 11 students from southern and central Ontario will take part in Scientifically Yours Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12. They will participate in projects ranging from forensic science and holograms to wine science, heart and bone health research, and learn how to use fossil preparation techniques employed by paleontologists and museum curators.New this year is Experience @BrockMakerSpace, the collaborative area in the James A. Gibson Library led by Jonathan Younker of Library Systems and Technologies. Students will get to experience creative technologies such as programming a robot, 3D printing, Raspberry Pi single-board computers, green screen photography and audio/video editing. Other program areas that will be explored in projects include physics, computer science, psychology, mathematics, chemistry and biology.This year’s plenary speaker is Anne Sutherland Boal, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association. Sutherland Boal earned a degree in psychology at Brock before going on to a career in health service administration for the British Columbia Health Ministry.She is now an advocate for improved home-care services across Canada.Sutherland Boal’s keynote address is Thursday from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.On Friday, scientific mentors will attend a dinner with the participants, where they will speak about their experiences in careers such as medical physics, naturopathic medicine, nursing, risk modelling analysis, consumer insight and water conservation. read more

Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL Week 7

Dallas Cowboys then-rookie and former OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) carries the football against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 30, 2016. Credit: Courtesy of TNSFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 7 of the NFL season. Here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel ElliottElliott had an impressive outing against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday as the second-year ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. The Pro Bowler also caught a 72-yard pass for a touchdown and propelled the Cowboys to a 40-10 win against the San Francisco 49ers._________________________________________New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.It was a huge game for Ginn on Sunday, as the 32-year-old veteran hauled in seven catches for 171 yards against the Green Bay Packers in a 26-17 win. Ginn showcased his speed, averaging more than 20 yards per reception despite not being able to find the end zone. Ginn now has 353 yards receiving on the season, second on the team behind Michael Thomas._________________________________________New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael ThomasThomas had seven catches for 82 yards in a 26-17 win against the Green Bay Packers as both he and Ginn combined for more than 250 receiving yards._________________________________________New York Jets linebacker Darron LeeThe former 20th-overall pick in the 2016 draft tallied 11 tackles, two assisted, and a forced fumble against the Miami Dolphins._________________________________________Indianapolis Colts safety Malik HookerHooker had two tackles against the Jacksonville Jaguars before leaving the game with a knee injury. The Colts lost 27-0, but the loss of Hooker could prove a far greater loss as he has emerged as one of the standout defenders on their team. Hooker has 20 tackles and three interceptions this season._________________________________________Other notable players:San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde: 14 carries for 68 yards against the Dallas CowboysPittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier: Six tackles against the Cincinnati Bengals read more

CROATIA Zagreb smash Nexe for the title

croatiaRK C.O ZagrebRK Nexezagreb There is nothing spectacular in Croatian play-off. RK C.O Zagreb beat the biggest rival in the battle for the Championship, RK Nexe 37:24 (17:12) and almost secured the new trophy in the club’s office.  It’s ilusion that Zagreb could be defeated in the next six matches, but they can survive any lost less than 13 goals in Nasice, which is science fiction in this moment…CO Zagreb: Stevanović 20 saves, Ivić; Mihić, Brozović 2, Matulić 2, Šprem 2, Čorić, Šebetić 2, Horvat 9, Šušnja 2, Šandrk 2, J. Valčić 1, T. Valčić 2, Obranović 9, Vuglač 3, Kovačević 1Nexe: E. Vešligaj, Pivac 12 saves; Bureš, Eter 1, Lelić 2, Mrđenović 1, L. Vešligaj, Kružić 4, Jurjević 1, Sokolić 1, Božić-Pavletić 2, Sakić 2, Vegar 2, Nuić, Tomić 2, Ivić 6 ← Previous Story HUNGARIAN PLAY-OFF: Veszprem beat Szeged at the start! Next Story → STERBIK GOES TO VARDAR? Barca want Niklas Landin! read more

Junior WCh 2015 Brazil beat Japan in front of 4000 home fans

The Junior World Championship 2015, the last tournament of generation 1994, began in Brazil with the home team triumph over Japan 31:30 (14:15). Japanese guys almost surprised favorite in front of 4.000 home fans in Uberaba. Asian squad had advantage 28:25 just seven minutes before the end, but home team managed to turnover the match and take important points at the start of the tournament.Moreira and Langaro scored five goals each for the winners, while Tokuda had the best shooting performance among Japanese players with nine goals.Today will be played all other matches of the Round 1, 11 in total.PHOTO: http://www.brazilhandball2015.com/ ← Previous Story World champions storm past hosts Canada Next Story → Romanian CSM Ploiesti sign Croatian coach Neven Hrupec

Petr Hrachovec to lead Alpla Hard

hc alpla hardpetr hrachovec ← Previous Story PHOTO: No points, no tooth for Luka Šebetić Next Story → HELP FOR POLES: Who is best choice for the “Eagles” bench? Swiss Pfadi Winterthur Petr Hrachovec (44) will try himself in another country. His new job will be in Austrian champions HC Alpla Hard, the team who decided to finish cooperation with successful coach Markus Burger.Hrachovec has experience of leading team in EHF Champions League. He worked in Kadetten Schaffhausen, where he won domestic titles, but his era in Winterthur is also successful, as club plays at EHF Cup Group Stage this season.PHOTO: Pfadi Winterthur FB

Sony working on hackproof PlayStation 3 with 300GB hard drive

first_imgWhen hackers at last year’s Chaos Congress unveiled the method with which they had ascertained the PlayStation 3 master key, it was immediately evident to most that the PlayStation 3 had just been irrevocably hacked. The master key, after all, allows any bit of code to pass itself off as officially Sony-sanctioned code. Worse, the key is hardcoded into every PlayStation 3, so Sony can’t just change it. That means that every existing PlayStation 3 can be jailbroken forever.Since the master key was released, Sony’s gone through a lot of trouble to try to take the pee out of the swimming pool, as it were, famously suing the hackers who discovered the master key. Everyone knowledgeable about security, though, knew the only thing Sony could do was issue new hardware that uses a new (and better encrypted) master key.It now appears that’s exactly what Sony’s in the process of doing. Following some recent price drops around the PS3, an anonymous source close to Sony now says that the console maker is deep into plans of developing a new, hack-proof PS3 system, presumably using a new master key.According to the report, he hack-proof SKU will be a PS3 Slim containing a 300GB hard drive. That hard drive is meant to be the incentive to upgrade, since the new system will cost about $299 when it is released… which is exactly the same price as the current 160GB model.Sony’s best hope against piracy at this point is getting people to replace their PlayStation 3s… a tack Sony’s taken before with their hacker-friendly PSP. My guess, though, is a bigger hard drive at the same price isn’t going to entice many hackers now getting their entire game libraries for free.Read more at EverythingHQ (via CVG)last_img read more

37 billion for ethnic programs in aged care

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Elderly Greeks will reap the benefits of the Government’s new National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy this year. The “Living Longer Living Better” reform package will give $3.7 billion in funds to help cater to the specific needs of migrant elderly. Minister for Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, says the number of ethnic elderly Australians is ever-increasing and more is needed to address their needs. “Around 20 per cent of people aged over 65 years were born outside Australia and by 2021 that number will rise to 30 per cent,” Mr Butler said. “Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds often have different cultural, linguistic and spiritual needs which can affect the type of care and services they want and need.” The effects of dementia on the elderly of ethnic backgrounds can also lead to forgetting language skills, which the aged care provider must address. “In many cases, the onset of dementia causes older people from CALD backgrounds to lose their English language skills and revert to their first language. Clearly, that is a unique challenge for the person affected, for families and for the aged care provider,” Mr Butler said. Initiatives outlined in the strategy include: – Develop structured pathways to facilitate the employment of appropriate bilingual staff in the aged care system. – A ‘rolling review’ of the National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) to include an emphasis on promoting, supporting and maximising access to advocacy for older people from CALD backgrounds, their families and carers. – Ensure that the Aged Care Complaints Scheme is promoted to CALD communities, including by use of interpreting and translating services. – Work with the CALD sector to provide cultural competency training for promotion and incorporation into all aged care services. Mr Butler said the Strategy would be an important framework in the delivery of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package. The Strategy is available at http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing-cal…last_img read more

Victoria Police honours Greek priest

first_imgFather Christos Dimolianis, a member of the Victorian Police Chaplaincy, was honoured at an official dinner held on Monday 25 August, in the presence of the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Ken Lay, Inspector Peter Hollingworth from Police Welfare and Senior Sergeant Ron Iddles, secretary of the Police Association. Father Dimolianis was presented by the Chief Commissioner with a medal for 15 years of service to the police force. During this time Father Chris has served not only the Orthodox police officers but also the police service area of Port Philip. With over 150 Greek Orthodox police officers serving throughout Victoria, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia feels it is imperative that it stands by the members of the force who belong to the church and who are protecting the wider community. The church currently has two priests who are members of the Victorian Police Chaplaincy; Father Christos Dimolianis and Father Emmanuel Lykopandis, both graduates of St Andrew’s Theological College. Both Reverend Fathers are professionally trained in pastoral care and able to work in the diverse and pluralistic setting of the police force. Their duties require them to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to provide spiritual support and pastoral care for police officers and their families. Father Emmanuel services the police area of Moonee Valley and is an auxiliary help to Father Christos in his ministry to the Orthodox police officers. It is noted that every year, the Sunday following the feast day of Saint Artemios, the Greek patron saint for police officers, being 20 October, a special doxology is held at St Eustathios church in South Melbourne where the church honours the members of the police force and their families. According to Father Christos: “Our Church is committed to responding to the challenges of an ever increasingly multi-faceted society in the most relevant way possible. With the prayers and intercession of Saint Artemios, we are resolved to provide members of the police force, who often face great difficulties and dilemmas, with much needed spiritual and pastoral care.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Grippe A moins présente mais toujours là

first_imgGrippe A : moins présente mais toujours làFrance – Les données du réseau des Grog (Groupes régionaux d’observation de la grippe) et du réseau Sentinelles pour la semaine du 18 au 24 janvier indiquent une régression de l’épidémie de grippe A. La circulation du virus sur le territoire est faible, même si ce dernier est toujours présent.La semaine dernière, le réseau des Grog a estimé à 84.000 le nombre de consultations médicales pour cause de grippe A. Le virus ne représente désormais plus que 10% des consultations pour infections respiratoires aiguës (IRA). Le réseau indique une présence désormais discrète du virus H1N1, comme pour le virus grippal saisonnier.À lire aussiRougeole : épidémie record en France et en EuropeLe réseau Sentinelles, qui ne prend en compte que les cas de grippe avec une fièvre supérieure à 39°C, estime l’incidence des cas de grippe A la semaine dernière à 68 pour 100.000 habitants. La région Basse-Normandie repasse au-dessus du seuil épidémique de 179 cas, avec 199 cas la semaine dernière. Le nombre de cas graves et de décès est stable. L’Institut national de Veille Sanitaire (InVS) rapporte le signalement de quatre nouveaux cas graves la semaine dernière. Douze nouveaux décès ont été enregistrés, ce qui porte à 275 le nombre de personnes décédées à cause de la grippe A en métropole depuis le début de l’épidémie.Le 29 janvier 2010 à 11:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Climate Change is Coming For The Internet

first_img Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutResearchers Transform CO2 Into Liquid Fuel Climate change is given plenty of coverage here, and by now you’re all more than well aware of what we stand to lose. But, as these things so often are… it’s going to be worse than you think. In a new way this time, though!Rising sea levels could critically damage and disrupt the core backbone of the internet. While many understand the internet is literally a giant network, most generally think that the traffic gets passed through satellites. Not so, actually. There are thousands of miles giant undersea cables that run across the world, making up the primary data linkages between the continents.This week, a new study presented at a conference on internet research and infrastructure concluded in just 15 years more than 4,000 miles of coastal cables.“The results in the paper are startling,” lead author of the paper Paul Barford, told Earther. “There’s gonna be a great deal of infrastructure that’s gonna be underwater in the next 15 years.”The paper is fairly direct and looks at maps of the physical internet infrastructure and compares that to sea level rise projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.To get a preview of how bad this can be, we need only look at the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. It flooded large chunks of New York’s cable systems, and that corresponded to an uptick in outages across the United States for the next few days. Prolonged waterlogging and inundation, though, would be much worse. And, we’re only talking about the relatively meager rise expected in the next decade and a half. Still, that could severely impact those in coastal cities… like, y’know. Most of the major ones. And due to the connected nature of the web, that will likely lead to similar problems for people all over the US.“Hopefully, our findings will alert people that we don’t have 100 years to solve this,” Barford said. “We need to start looking at it very soon so that we can take steps to ensure our communication capability in the United States.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

102 NXT Results Nashville Tennessee Balor vs Breeze

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Big Cass Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Enzo Amore Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight Videos Articles 10/2 NXT Results: Nashville, TennesseeThe show was described as a legit sellout with around 1,600 in attendance.* Enzo Amore & Big Cass def. Jason Jordan & Chad Gable.* Bull Dempsey def. Elias Sampson.* NXT Women’s Champion Bayley def. Emma & Alexa Bliss in a triple threat match.* Samoa Joe def. Baron Corbin.* Apollo Crews def. Tye Dillinger.* Eva Marie def. Carmella. During the match, it appears Carmella took a legit stiff knee to her head/temple and forced the match to end in a quick roll up.* The Vaudevillians def. Dash & Wilder.* NXT Champion Finn Balor def. Tyler Breeze.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Twitter Alexa Bliss Injury Update Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Now Playing Up Next Alexa Bliss Reportedly Injured WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguezlast_img read more

Tijan Jaitehs Club relegated

first_imgBy Sulayman BahGambia’s Tijan Jaiteh will suffer demotion to the second tier after his Sandnes Ulf side finished poorly this term.Sandnes trading in the Norwegian top flight hasn’t the best of starts to this year’s league crusade enduring strings of defeats in the commencement of the championship- a trend that proved the devastating catalyst to the club’s relegation.Sandnes’s position in the standings is miles away from their impressive 10th-placed finish in the previous run.They were held to a draw in a six-goal-thriller encounter against Start on Sunday with Tijan getting subbed ten minutes from time. Jaiteh and co have just 22 points in as many games.The 25-year-old Scorpion midfielder joined the club this season and will be into the end of the final 12 months of his contract when the season resumes in the second division.Prior to his demotion, the ex-GPA man was the sole Gambian in the Norwegian Premier League. ]]>last_img read more

Abaco man death suspected suicide say Police

first_img Related Items:#HopeTownLighthouse, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Abaco – Police suspect it is a suicide and say foul play is not suspected at this time after a 41 year old man of Hope Town, Abaco was found at the #HopeTownLighthouse on Saturday.    Police were called to the scene around 10am and found the body unresponsive.The man was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was pronounced dead by a doctor.    There will be an autopsy to say for sure, how the man died.last_img

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday May 29 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Aggressive bear killed SE of Wrangell Kirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Alaska’s largest city has set a record for rain in May. State and federal law enforcement officers killed a brown bear Sunday May 26 on the mainland southeast of Wrangell. They believe it was the same bear that was threatening some campers in the area. Associated Press Re-entering the community after incarceration can be complicated. In Anchorage, a unique tour gives people a glimpse at what it can entail. Two victims of Whitehorse plane crash were Palmer-based NPS employees ‘Enough is enough’: Attorney General Barr hears from Native leaders about rural justice problems A 50-year-old Alaska man suspected of assaulting his mother told investigating officers that she had been attacked by a bear. Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg Alaska man charged with assaulting mother, blaming bear For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring means red eyes, mucus and fits of sneezing. This year, the Lynn Canal has seen a remarkable tree pollen bloom. Southeast in for hazy skies this week Associated Press Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Hazy skies observed Monday over much of Alaska’s southeast panhandle is expected to linger over the next few days. A high pressure system has effectively kept a lid on the atmosphere. Henry Leasia, KHNS – Haines Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – Juneau Two people killed in a small plane crash in Whitehorse, Canada Monday, were Alaska-based National Park Service employees. Tyler Thompson, KDLG – Dillingham Barr will spend four days traveling around Alaska, learning about the unique challenges rural areas, particularly villages, face. The board of directors for the utility that distributes natural gas in the Fairbanks area will consider awarding a three-year contract next week to a locally based trucking company to haul liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from a plant near Wasilla to Fairbanks, mainly over the Parks Highway. Dunleavy calls for state budget, while senators discuss separate PFD bill Sitka locals came to the rescue of a feathered hiker this weekend. Stranded on a mountain trail, the wanderer soon found help. Anchorage ‘re-entry walk’ offers glimpse of path out of prison Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau Spruce pollen blooms look ominous but are nothing to sneeze at Nina Sparling, KCAW – Sitka Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Swan recovering at Sitka’s Raptor Center Kids in Space: Dillingham Elementary challenges the stars Dillingham fourth graders were treated to an out-of-this-world experience. Students launched a weather balloon into outer space last month. The experiment was a chance for the students to view Dillingham from beyond the earth’s atmosphere. Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent a message to state workers Wednesday afternoon, saying layoff notices would go out if the Legislature hasn’t passed a budget by June 14. Anchorage sets record for rain in May Local trucking company could get LNG transport contractlast_img read more

Noted pediatrician felicitated

first_imgSecretariat: Telangana Health Minister Eatela Rajender felicitated noted pediatrician Dr Markandeyulu in a programme jointly organised by Mahatma Phule Foundation Trust and MBC Times at the Secretariat on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, the minister lauded the doctor for his services to children suffering from thalassemia. The minister praised Dr Markandeya, who organised more than 100 blood donation camps for children affected with thalassemia, for his humanitarian efforts to save children. The health minister said that the State government has been striving to provide better medical services to people. Among those who were present on the occasion were president of national MBC welfare association Surya Rao, Dr Annapurna, Rajesh, Dr Koti Reddy and others.last_img

Minister warns of stern action for anarchy over Khaleda verdict

first_imgAsaduzzaman Khan Kamal. File photoHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday said stern action will be taken if anyone tries to create anarchy centring the verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, reports UNB.He came up with the warning while talking to reporters after a function organised on the occasion of the metropolitan family day at the Dhakeshwari temple in Old Dhaka.The verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman is scheduled to be delivered on 8 February.”Law is equal to all. If anybody tries to create anarchy centering the verdict, then action will be taken. Members of our law enforcement agencies have been kept alert in this regard,” he said.When asked whether any action would be taken against the people involved in clash between Narayanganj MP Shamim Osman’s supported hawkers and supporters of mayor Selina Hayat Ivy, the minister said, “We have been trying to identify the offenders through scrutinising video footages Then legal action will be taken against them.”On 16 January, at least 50 people, including seven policemen and five journalists, were injured in a clash when hawkers supported by Shamim Osman and his loyalists deterred Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy’s move to free illegally occupied roads and footpaths at Chashara intersection of the river town.last_img read more

Riverdale Teasers Reveal the Dark Side of Archie

first_img 11 Groundbreaking Female Comic Book ArtistsGifts for the ‘Archie’ Comics Fan in Your Life Stay on target Riverdale is the CW’s darker take on the Archie comics, and new trailers released show off what exactly that means. It involves possible murder, forbidden love affairs, and tons of secretsIn a trailer released Monday, we get a glimpse at an affair between student Archie and Ms. Grundy. Archie seems conflicted as he wonders what to do about the death of student Jason Cherry.People clearly know more than they’re letting on. Riverdale is looking like one part Twin Peaks and another part Pretty Little Liars. The show will also feature a number of personal dramas between the characters, including a rift between Archie and his best friend, Jughead. In just 30 seconds, we see that there’s going to be a lot going on.On the surface, this seems like a strange turn for the famously light-hearted comic series, but Archie has experimented with different tones before. Most of us who are unfamiliar with the comics know about the eternal love triangle between Betty, Archie, and Veronica, but the characters have also dealt with death, guns, the supernatural, and zombies. Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie and the Pussycats are a part of the Archie “Riverdale” universe. The series is many things, and sure, subversive can be one of them.If anything, this is just another piece of the decades-long history of the Archie comics.The show is being written and developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is the chief creative officer at Archie Comics and is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti, who’s behind many shows in the CW Arrowverse and Supergirl.K.J. Apa will star as Archie. Cole Sprouse will play Jughead, Camila Mendes will be Veronica, and Lili Reinhart will play Betty. The cast will be packed with other characters from the Archieverse, including Josie (from the Pussycats), Ethel, and Cheryl Blossom.Riverdale premieres Jan. 26 on the CW network.last_img read more

Study of finches shows they form homosexual alliances

first_imgCaptive Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata at Bodelwyddan Castle Aviary, Denbighshire, Wales. Image: Arpingstone/Wikipedia. Citation: Study of finches shows they form homosexual alliances (2011, August 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-finches-homosexual-alliances.html To find out how strong the bonds are between zebra finches, who normally form male/female life-long relationship bonds, the team raised a group of all male birds to adulthood, at which point nearly half of them paired up and bonded, which the team describe as perching next to each other, singing, preening and nuzzling beaks.Once the bonds were formed, the team then introduced females to the group. They found that of the eight male-male pairs that had bonded, five of them disregarded the females entirely, choosing instead to continue with their male partners. Elie, in an interview with the BBC noted that selecting a social partner, regardless of gender, could be a bigger priority. In other words, for zebra finches, it appears that it’s more important that a bird find a mate for cohabitation and socialization, then for reproduction. One interesting side note, though the authors mention the types of activities the bird engage in once they form bonds, no mention is made of whether the male birds attempt to mate with one another, a rather critical factor it would seem, in labeling the birds as homosexual, rather than as just life-long pals. Also not mentioned is if female-female bonds ever occur.Elie adds that her findings demonstrate that pair-bonding, even in animals can, be more complex than just a male and a female who meet to reproduce. She also suggests that for zebra finches at least, finding a suitable partner is more than just fun and games, it is also likely a key to survival as the birds team up to defend food they have obtained or to fight off predators.Elie also noted that there are many examples of same-sex parings in nature, such as with gulls and albatrosses where males pair up but still mate with a female. Also, she mentions the apparently gay chin-strap penguins that lived in New York’s Central Park Zoo last year, who went so far as to hatch an artificially fertilized egg together. © 2011 PhysOrg.com 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.center_img A new study by a team of researchers shows that for zebra finches, bonding trumps sex. Post-Doc fellow Julie Elie of the University of California and her team describe in the journal Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, how male finches, in the absence of females, chose to bond with other males and then to maintain such a relationship even when females are introduced afterwards. Explore further Fathers are no role modelslast_img read more

Burglars break into ML Sultan Primary School

first_imgThis morning (September 28), when ML Sultan Primary School principal Mrs Iyer was about to enter her office, she discovered that her office and the admin office had been broken into.The crime seems to have been committed yesterday, with the perpetrators using the ceiling to gain access to the offices. The burglars allegedly cut the alarm system wires so that it would not alert security personnel.Once in the offices, they used an angle grinder to open the safes that are both in the principal’s office and admin office. The criminals managed to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash and two computer towers that contain important information.Police detectives, Chubb and Caracal Security responded to the scene. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Etihad Airways launche

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterEtihad Airways launched a competition earlier this week to engage four young Emirati fashion designers to create new onboard loungewear.With local designers on the rise, Etihad Airways has chosen to cultivate home grown talent and engage the artists in a way that no other airline has done before. The competition, run in conjunction with UAE fashion publication Zahrat Al Khaleej, aims to engage four designers who specialise in loungewear.Rowdah Al Shaafar (A Friend of Mine by Xpoze), Manaal Al Hammadi (Manaal Al Hammadi), Asma Al Matrooshi (Epiphany) and Aiisha Al Marri (1981 Boutique) will compete over the next week to win the prize of having their design offered in Etihad Airways’ First Class cabins and in The Residence onboard the Airbus A380, by the first quarter of 2018, as well as another prize of two Business Class tickets to one of the 17 Etihad Airways sponsored Fashion Weeks.The public is encouraged to vote on Zahrat Al Khaleej’s social media channels, starting 18 October. Two finalists will then be chosen to develop a prototype design. The winner will be chosen based on comfort, style and wearability post-flight.Linda Celestino, Etihad Airways vice president guest experience and delivery, said: “As the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and with our sponsorship of 17 international Fashion Weeks, engaging local designers and audiences is the logical step for us, and this is the perfect platform to do so. I cannot wait to see what these incredible designers have in store for us.”The design themes must involve strong Emirati and UAE influences, working with traditional patterns, accents, local colours and must be contemporary and trendy.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more