Security enhanced for the first ODI between India and Australia in Hyderabad

first_imgAdvertisement bz0zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs81fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E69yp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wexhWould you ever consider trying this?😱211Can your students do this? 🌚mn5Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Rachakonda police in Hyderabad have improved security in and around the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal ahead of the first One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia on March 2 amidst rising tensions between India and Pakistan at the border. In a statement, Rachakonda Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat said that several police teams were deployed along with personnel of the elite Organisation for Counter Terrorist Operations (OCTOPUS) force.Advertisement The two teams will clash in the first ODI at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad on March 2. Mr. Bhagwat stated, “The stadium is under surveillance of 200 CCTV cameras which will be monitored from the joint command and control room at the stadium. Anti-sabotage checks will continue round-the-clock until the match is over. Scanners have been installed at the stadium to detect explosives and prohibited material inside the venue. The bomb disposal team and sniffer dogs have already been pressed into service to ensure safety in the stadium and at parking places. There will be four special mobile technician teams at each gate to check the mobile phones of spectators before allowing them inside.”The Commissioner also said that elaborate arrangements were in place to ensure that the road was cleared for the movement of VIPs. For the convenience of spectators, the Hyderabad Metro Rail will run till 1 am on March 3, to ensure an easy commute for the spectators. Given the number of spectators expected, the number of ambulances on standby has been increased from three to eight, and five fire tenders will be present at the stadium.Advertisement The statement by the Rachakonda police came even as the Cyberabad police in Hyderabad boosted security in parts of the city in view of the rising tensions between India and Pakistan.On the other hand, Cyberabad Commissioner V C Sajjanar said in a message, “We have alerted all our officers to intensify patrolling, conduct surprise checks, intensify anti sabotage checks etc. We also kept all our force on standby too. Special police pickets have been posted in all sensitive areas. We are coordinating with other forces.”Advertisement “All necessary precautionary steps have been put in place. Our force is fully geared. There is no need to panic. Please alert everyone not to believe rumours. Your safety is our concern,” he added.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Hundreds join new school for its very first day

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson More than 300 Pakenham students have had their first day of school at the brand new John…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Bantam Reps

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs looked unstoppable during a recent Bantam Rep Tournament in Osoyoos. The Reps ran the table to capture the tournament title Sunday in the South Okanagan City. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to congratulate the Bantams with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Brent Petrick, Carson Arcuri, assistant coach Kyle Mace, Logan Mengler, Keaton Roch, Amit Bhabra, Austin Tambellini, Matthew Brind’Amour, Aigne McGeady-Bruce and Trainer Chuck Brind’Amour. Middle, Justin Podgorenko, Logan Hascarl, Bryce Twible, Nolan Renwick, Everitt Hicks, Nolan Percival, Sawyer Hunt, Jayden Maida and Jacob Shukin. Front, goalie Jesse Beauvais. Missing, goalie Greg Markholm and Micah May.last_img

Pesticides could be painting black howler monkeys yellow in Costa Rica

first_imgAgriculture, Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Forests, Mammals, Monkeys, Pesticides, Pollution, Primates, Rainforest Animals, Rainforests, Research, Tropical Forests, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Article published by John Cannon Mantled howler monkeys in Costa Rica are starting to appear with patches of yellow fur on their usually black coats.A team of scientists believes that the dappled monkeys are consuming sulfur-containing pesticides along with the leaves they eat.Sulfur from the pesticide ends up in the monkeys’ pigmentation, resulting in splashes of yellow on their coats. Pesticide use on agricultural plantations may be shifting the color palette of howler monkey fur in Costa Rica, a team of scientists has found.Mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) are typically pretty understated in terms of color, often carrying a dark coat of fur with a few flecks of orange on their sides. But in just the past five years, more monkeys have been appearing with larger splashes of yellow fur.A male mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) at the Caña Blanca wildlife sanctuary on the Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. Image by Steven G. Johnson via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).Since the early 2000s, scientists have been probing the genetics of primates in Costa Rica, including mantled howler monkeys. An early study revealed that these animals’ genes don’t vary very much, and all 205 monkeys in that study had the same genetic sequence, called a genotype, that codes for a fully dark coat.About five years ago, however, researchers began finding the peculiar yellow coloring. All told, the authors know of at least 21 individuals with it. At first, those splashes often just covered a small part of a monkey’s body, perhaps a hand or a section of the tail. But over time, researchers have noticed that more of the affected monkeys’ bodies are yellow. Some now have little black fur at all.A mantled howler monkey calling, in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Image by Arturo de Frias Marques via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).The team’s hypothesis, reported online Oct. 31 in the journal Mammalian Biology, is that sulfur in pesticides used on banana, pineapple and oil palm plantations — frequently applied in copious amounts — could be triggering the effect. Indeed, most of the monkeys with yellow fur live near these operations, where they likely pick up sulfur-containing chemicals when they eat the leaves of nearby trees. The researchers believe the yellow-colored monkeys are making less of the dark pigment called eumelanin and more of a compound called pheomelanin, which contains sulfur and produces lighter-colored skin cells and hair follicles.They write that further research could bring the causes of this change into sharper focus, as well as the ramifications to the monkeys themselves. They share the forests of Costa Rica with six cat species that may hunt howler monkeys, and it remains to be seen whether the yellow patches might make them a more visible target.Banner image of a mantled howler monkey by Scott Robinson via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0).Citations Galván, I., Jorge, A., Sánchez-Murillo, F., & Gutiérrez-Espeleta, G. (2018). A recent shift in the pigmentation phenotype of a wild Neotropical primate. Mammalian Biology.Zaldivar, M. E., Glander, K. E., Rocha, O., Aguilar, G., Vargas, E., Gutierrez‐Espeleta, G. A., & Sanchez, R. (2003). Genetic Variation of Mantled Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata) from Costa Rica. Biotropica, 35(3), 375-381.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Snubbing Brazil, Fernandes thrives with Russia

first_imgSOCHI, Russia (AP): Mario Fernandes was only 21 when he rejected a chance to play for Brazil’s national team. Seven years later, the talented right back will be playing in the World Cup quarter-finals – with Russia’s national team. The Brazil-born Fernandes is expected to start for the host nation against Croatia today in Sochi. Fernandes shocked many in Brazil in 2011 when he didn’t report to the national team for that year’s Superclassico of the Americas against Argentina. He said personal problems prevented him from making it to the game, although the reasons were never fully explained. His agents at the time said they repeatedly tried to convince him to change his mind. A couple of years before rejecting Brazil, Fernandes also attracted headlines after disappearing for several days shortly after signing his first professional contract with Brazilian club Gremio. Neither the club nor his agents knew of his whereabouts and police had to get involved. Fernandes was eventually found several thousand miles away from Gremio’s base in the southern city of Porto Alegre, saying he was homesick. “The problems I had are in the past,” Fernandes said yesterday. “It all happened a long time ago. I’ve changed a lot since then. Now I have my feet on the ground. I’m trying to work hard to help the Russian national team and to make the Russian fans happy.” Fernandes, who has added great ball skills to the Russian team, was seen as one of Brazil’s most-promising players and reportedly prompted interest from many European teams, including Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He eventually moved to CSKA Moscow in 2012. Fernandes had been called up for the Brazilian national team before rejecting it in 2011, but he never played an official game. His only appearance with Brazil came after the 2014 World Cup in a friendly against Japan. He earned Russian citizenship in 2016 and was touted to play with the Russian squad at the 2017 Confederations Cup, but was left out of the team after needing to undergo nose surgery. He hadn’t played much with the Russian team until making it to the World Cup, where he has been a starter. Despite living in Russia for nearly six years, Fernandes still speaks only in Portuguese in news conferences and still needs some help from translators in training. He said he keeps track of the Brazilian team and has contact with some of its players, especially former Gremio team-mate Douglas Costa. CHANGED A LOTlast_img read more

So predictable…

first_img…with PNC SpeakerOver the past few weeks, your Eyewitness has been railing at the propensity of the PNC Government and their lackeys for mimicking the FORM of the Parliamentary governance model we adopted from the British, but deliberately ignoring its SUBSTANCE. So, as we mentioned yesterday, the Speaker of the National Assembly, while taking pains to remind MPs of their CONDUCT in the House, has dawdled in answering the PPP’s petition on whether the PM can sit in the House when performing the duties of President.We predicted he wouldn’t do anything that would go against Nagamootoo’s puerile boast that the PPP couldn’t “unelect” him. Of course they couldn’t “unelect” him, but that wasn’t the issue, was it? The issue was the President could APPOINT him to act in his stead when he is out of the jurisdiction, and then someone else would be appointed as Prime Minister. Nagamootoo, thereafter as President, couldn’t sit in Parliament for the duration of his appointment.Unlike what they do so often in the Indian cinema, Nagamootoo couldn’t very well be allowed to play a “double role”: to pass legislation in the House and then turn around and approve the same legislation into law as President!!But back to the Speaker. Realising that the eye of the world – such as now notices us because of the expected oil bonanza – was on him, he dillied and dallied while twiddling his thumbs until the Budget Debate was over, and THEN declared he’ll pass on the hot potato to the Standing Committee for Constitutional Reform (SCCR)!! With Nagamootoo allowed to vote for the spending, the matter was now moot!!But yes, this was the same Committee Nagamootoo complained had fallen into a slumber and hadn’t acted upon the Constitutional changes proposed by the Nigel Hughes Steering Committee for Constitutional Reform (SCCR) a year ago.But in passing the potato, the Speaker is only emphasising his pro-PNC reflexes. Fact of the matter is, the SCCR – as its name explicitly announces — is mandated to suggest constitutional REFORM, and NOT constitutional interpretation.Article 119A of the Constitution declared, “The National Assembly shall appoint a Standing Committee for Constitutional Reform for the purpose of continually reviewing the effectiveness of the working of the Constitution and making periodic reports thereon to the National Assembly, with proposals for reform as necessary.”But the Speaker isn’t only passing the potato, he knows that with the AG as Chair of the SCCR, the issue will never see the light of day. Just as the SCCR’s proposals were deep-sixed!The PPP, of course, has no choice but to take the matter to the Courts. But the (dirty) deed has already been done.…on prisonsThe Public Security Minister has been adamantly insisting that crime rates (the “serious ones”) have been plunging. For the last three years, figures have been regularly trotted out to support his assertion. But “this time na lang time”, and the general public are now “wised up” through the aegis of the communications revolution. They know how statistics can be manipulated to support any assertion of politicians. Like the one about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, for instance!!They trust what they experience, and no amount of fake statistics will convince them that crime isn’t a clear and present danger to their even HOPING to enjoy the “good life”. There is the recent announcement by the World Bank that our crime rates – including murder – are higher than the world’s average.But the biggest evidence came from the mouth of the Public Security Minister himself. He announced that in addition to spending billions to expand Camp Street, Mazaruni and Lusignan prisons, the Government will now import modular, steel, portable jail cells.If crime’s plunging, why this massive prison expansion? Political prisoners?…but unfortunateYour Eyewitness is sorry to learn the GECOM Chair is hospitalised. This newspaper claims he’s suffering from prostate cancer; but that’s unlikely, since, at his age, he would’ve been taking regular checkups.Most likely it’s fatigue from his high-pressure appointment.last_img read more

Just too good

first_imgNCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Resharpened Ancajas must stun and shine Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books San Miguel Beer didn’t take any chances on Friday, dominating on both ends early to turn back Magnolia, 108-101, and knot their best-of-seven series for the PBA Philippine Cup at 1-1 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Beermen made use of a fiery performance in the middle quarters to break away from the Hotshots and take full control of the contest and wrest psychological edge going into Sundays crucial third game also at the fabled Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief “We were trying to avoid going [down] 0-2. I told them to step up on defense and that’s what’s happened,” San Miguel coach Leo Austria said. “I think what happened tonight was that we were able to set up the plays and not rely solely on June Mar (Fajardo).”Chris Ross was the catalyst in the second period, while skipper Alex Cabagnot followed through in the next frame as a total of seven players tossed in twin figures that baffled the Magnolia defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMangolia got 18 points from Ian Sangalang, while Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca tossed in 15 and 12, respectively.“Like I’ve said, once they reach a hundred points, we have a slim chance of defeating them,” Magnolia’s Chito Victolero admitted. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Kings stop Stars, 3-2

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Mattias Norstrom scored a power-play goal in overtime, giving the Kings a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars in a matchup of the Pacific Division’s top teams Monday night. The victory extended the Kings’ lead to four points over the second-place Stars. They beat the Stars 3-2 in Dallas on Saturday night, their third straight win there. Mathieu Garon made 31 saves for the Kings, who have won four of their last five games. He also assisted on Norstrom’s winning goal at 2:29 of overtime. Norstrom’s slap shot off a pass from Lubomir Visnovsky was just his second goal of the season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The Kings rallied from a 2-0 deficit, scoring three consecutive power-play goals against Dallas goaltender Marty Turco. He made 24 saves and didn’t give up a goal until the final second of the second period, when Visnovsky scored the first of his two. Visnovsky tied the game at 2 with 27 seconds left in the third when his shot went off Turco’s right pad and slid slowly across the red line as the goalie made a desperate stab at it. In overtime, Dallas’ Jason Arnott was sent off for tripping 40 seconds in. That set up the winning 4-on-3 advantage for the Kings. The Stars led 1-0 in the first when Jussi Jokinen took a pass from Sergei Zubov ahead of two Kings defenders and scored on a power play. Jon Klemm made it 2-0 early in the second. NOTES Kings RW Dustin Brown left the game in the first period because of an upper body injury. … Dallas C Stu Barnes missed his third straight game because of a groin injury. … The Stars’ Dave Tippett coached his 200th NHL game. … The announced attendance of 18,118 was the Kings’ 12th sellout of the season. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Tottenham and Man United backed to win, plus more Premier League odds – CORAL DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Premier League action just keeps on coming this week as Tottenham and Manchester United headline the first round of mid-week fixtures.Leicester will play hosts to Spurs and the Foxes are 4/1 for a home victory, with Tottenham odds-on 3/4 favourites.Meanwhile, United travel to face Watford, who are also 4/1 to seal at upset on home turf, with the Red Devils 4/6 favourites to win.Get more of the latest sporting odds in the latest Coral Daily Download – LISTEN ABOVE!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Cuban exile claims search illegal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“The warrant was itself unlawfully sought, unlawfully issued and unlawfully executed,” Ferro’s attorneys claimed in the documents. Prosecutors had yet to file a response. Calls to the U.S. Attorney’s Office were not returned Friday. Ferro was arrested April 14 after state and federal authorities raided his home and reported finding more than 1,300 weapons, though the indictment mentions only 17 guns and a hand grenade. Ferro allegedly told federal investigators that the weapons were being stored for Alpha 66, a Florida-based paramilitary group that for decades has plotted the overthrow of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. However, a spokesman for the group has denied that Ferro was a member. Ferro is not allowed to have a gun because he was convicted of possessing illegal explosives in 1992. Authorities said they found five pounds of C-4 explosive at a Pomona chicken ranch where they claimed Ferro was running a camp to train Mexican nationals to overthrow Castro. Ferro’s trial is scheduled to begin in December.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RIVERSIDE – A Cuban exile facing federal weapons charges after authorities seized more than 1,300 guns and explosives inside his San Bernardino County home is claiming that government agents used illegal search warrants to make the seizures, according to court documents released this week. Authorities found 62-year-old Robert Ferro of Upland in April as they were searching for Frank Beltran, who was suspected of killing his wife and a police officer. Beltran’s former brother-in-law, a convicted felon, told police that Ferro had helped harbor Beltran. Ferro’s lawyers claim that it was just as likely the informant had harbored Beltran, and was trying to avoid prosecution under the three strikes law. last_img read more