Worlds largest parrot dwarfs its modern cousins

first_imgMelbourne: Scientists have discovered fossils of the world’s largest parrot, standing up to one metre tall and weighing seven kilogrammes (kg) with a massive beak able to crack most food sources. The new bird, described in the journal Biology Letters, has been named Heracles inexpectatus to reflect its Herculean myth-like size and strength — and the unexpected nature of the discovery. “New Zealand is well known for its giant birds,” said Trevor Worthy, Associate Professor at Flinders University in Australia. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Not only moa dominated avifaunas, but giant geese and adzebills shared the forest floor, while a giant eagle ruled the skies. However, until now, no-one has ever found an extinct giant parrot — anywhere,” Worthy said. The fossil is about the size of the giant ‘dodo’ pigeon of the Mascarenes and twice the size of the critically endangered flightless New Zealand kakapo, previously the largest known parrot. Like the kakapo, it was a member of an ancient New Zealand group of parrots that appear to be more primitive than parrots that thrive today on Australia and other continents, researchers said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsExperts from Flinders University, University of New South Wales is an Australian (UNSW) and Canterbury Museum in New Zealand estimate Heracles to be one metre tall, weighing about seven kg.The new parrot was found in fossils up to 19 million years old from near St Bathans in Central Otago, New Zealand, in an area well known for a rich assemblage of fossil birds from the Miocene period. “We have been excavating these fossil deposits for 20 years, and each year reveals new birds and other animals,” said Worthy. “While Heracles is one of the most spectacular birds we have found, no doubt there are many more unexpected species yet to be discovered in this most interesting deposit,” he said. “Heracles, as the largest parrot ever, no doubt with a massive parrot beak that could crack wide open anything it fancied, may well have dined on more than conventional parrot foods, perhaps even other parrots,” said Professor Mike Archer, from the UNSW Sydney Palaeontology. “Its rarity in the deposit is something we might expect if it was feeding higher up in the food chain,” he said, adding parrots “in general are very resourceful birds in terms of culinary interests.” “New Zealand keas, for example, have even developed a taste for sheep since these were introduced by European settlers in 1773,” Archer said. Birds have repeatedly evolved giant species on islands. As well as the dodo, there has been another giant pigeon found on Fiji, a giant stork on Flores, giant ducks in Hawaii, giant megapodes in New Caledonia and Fiji, giant owls and other raptors in the Caribbean.Heracles lived in a diverse subtropical forest where many species of laurels and palms grew with podocarp trees. “Undoubtedly, these provided a rich harvest of fruit important in the diet of Heracles and the parrots and pigeons it lived with. But on the forest floor Heracles competed with adzebills and the forerunners of moa,” said Professor Suzanne Hand, also from UNSW Sydney. “The St Bathans fauna provides the only insight into the terrestrial birds and other animals that lived in New Zealand since dinosaurs roamed the land more than 66 million years ago,” said Paul Scofield, Senior Curator at Canterbury Museum.last_img read more

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Suspect charged with murder attempted murder in Toronto van attack

first_imgA 25-year-old man has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deadly van attack in Toronto on Monday.Alek Minassian, who is from Richmond Hill, appeared in court on Tuesday morning, where he also faced 13 charges of attempted murder.Minassian was arrested after a van plowed into pedestrians on Yonge Street between Finch Avenue East and Sheppard Avenue.A motive for the horrific attack is not yet clear.He will be appearing in court again, via a video link, on May 10.last_img read more

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Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps but valuable health tool study

first_imgVANCOUVER – A recent study looking at iPhone’s built-in pedometers is a step toward using the tool as a clinical intervention in improving people’s health, a University of B.C. researcher said.Smartphones pose an opportunity for researchers to gather objective data on the public’s health and physical activity but before they can be used, the accuracy of the devices need to be tested, lead author Mark Duncan said in an interview Saturday.“This was very much a first step to make sure that we understand what the data looks like and how well it represents the actual behaviour,” he said.The study involved 33 participants testing the phones in regular living conditions and in a lab.Comparing users’ step count on the iPhone pedometer with an accelerometer worn on their waists in their day-to-day life, the study found the iPhone was underestimating the number of steps by 21.5 per cent or 1,340 steps.The phones fared better in lab tests where accuracy was within five per cent when users walked at a normal pace.At a slow pace of only 2.5 kilometres an hour, the accuracy of the phones dropped between 7.6 and 9.4 per cent.Duncan said the discrepancy is likely due to people forgetting to carry their phones at all times.“If someone goes off to the washroom or to the kitchen and leaves their phone on their desk, obviously it’s not going to count those steps,” he said.While the accuracy of the device isn’t strong enough to be a primary research tool, Duncan said the information is valuable for the average user interested in improving their health.“If your goal is the standard 10,000 steps per day and the phone says you’ve completed that, chances are you’ve done a bit more which is not a bad thing for your health,” he said.It could also be a tool for physicians to monitor and prescribe more activity to their patients, especially as more Canadians carry smartphones.“There is quite a lot of research saying physicians want to be able to prescribe more physical activity and help their patients to become more physically active but they lack the time and the tools to do so,” he said. “This is potentially one tool that a health care provider could use to both assess physical activity and tell their patients to use it as a tool to increase their physical activity.”He said now that researchers understand the accuracy of the devices, they can begin testing whether it’s effective to use smartphone pedometers as a motivational tool to increase a user’s physical activity.Smartphones could also be used to compliment other studies by providing an indicator of participants’ past level of physical activity. Duncan said a challenge with trials is that some people increase their level of activity because researchers are monitoring them, skewing outcomes, and having that historic data can help flag a change in behaviour.The study was published last month in the Journal of Sports Sciences.—Follow @Givetash on Twitter.last_img read more

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Fonseka a free man

Opposition legislator Tiran Alles brokered the deal to secure Fonseka’s release from prison after several rounds of talks with the President.Alles told reporters that Fonseka was freed without any pre-conditions but there was no immediate indication if he will return to politics.Fonseka led the army during the final battle against the rebels which eventually led to the defeat of the rebels in May 2009. Following the end of the war he resigned from the military and decided to contest the 2010 Presidential elections which he eventually lost.After being arrested and being found guilty over some of the charges against him a military court stripped Fonseka of his title and military accolades. TV grab of Fonseka leaving prisonFormer Sri Lankan army commander Sarath Fonseka was released from prison a short while ago following a Presidential pardon.Large crowds gathered outside the prison to greet Fonseka who was imprisoned in 2010 just days after he lost to incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a Presidential election. He faced charges of harboring army deserters, illegal arms dealings and allegedly telling a local newspaper that soldiers shot dead unarmed Tamil Tiger rebels who had surrendered during the final stages of the war.A court had last week granted bail to Fonseka in the case involving the harboring of army deserters while the President also signed documents last week pardoning Fonseka over the other charges and authorizing his release.The President had obtained his cabinet’s approval to free Fonseka from prison, the same week Sri Lanka celebrated three years since the end of the 30-year war against the Tamil Tiger rebels. Fonseka later briefly spoke to the crowd saying he was free and sacrificed his life to the people who supported him. Presidential spokesman Bandula Jayasekera earlier insisted that the decision to free Fonseka was not as a result of international pressure or demands from local political parties. “I am now a free man. I sacrifice my life to all those who stood by me. I will continue my fight against corruption and I call on you to help me rebuild this country,” Fonseka told his supporters who lit fire crackers when he walked out of the prison.Fonseka was receiving treatment at a private hospital over the past several days over an illness related to his lungs and on Monday he was taken to the Supreme Court by prison officials where his lawyers had filed motions on his pending cases. Prison guards and opposition politicians had to urge the crowd to move away for Fonseka to leave the prison premises. read more

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Lululemon posts US117 million Q4 profit direct sales help boose revenue by

Lululemon posts US$117 million Q4 profit, direct sales help boose revenue by 17% VANCOUVER – Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s net income in the fourth quarter was US$117.4 million, up six per cent from a year earlier and better than analyst estimates.The profit amounted to 85 cents per diluted share and compares with US$110.8 million or 79 cents per share in the fourth quarter of Lululemon’s 2014-15 financial year.The Vancouver-based clothing company, which reports in U.S. currency, says its revenue for the quarter ended Jan. 31, 2016, was nearly $704.3 million — up almost 17 per cent from $602.5 million a year earlier.The results were above analyst estimates of $693.38 million of revenue and 81 cents per share of net income, according to Thomson Reuters data.Direct sales to consumers generated $146.3 million of revenue, up 28 per cent. Total comparable sales after adjusting for currency fluctuation was up 11 per cent, or five per cent excluding direct sales.For the current quarter, Lululemon (Nasdaq:LULU) estimates between $483 million and $488 million of revenue and between 28 and 30 cents per share of earnings.For the full fiscal year, it estimates between $2.285 billion and $2.335 billion of revenue — up from $2.06 billion in the 2015-16 financial year. Diluted earnings per share is estimated at between $2.05 and $2.15 per share, up from $1.89 per share in the year ended Jan. 31. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 30, 2016 8:03 am MDT Last Updated Mar 30, 2016 at 9:02 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Stronger UN must promote growth for worlds poorest Nepalese official tells debate

“Rising challenges does not mean that the role of the UN has diminished, rather it demands a more effective and strong United Nations Organization,” Deputy Prime Minister Shrestha told the 67th Assembly on the fourth day of its annual General Debate, at UN Headquarters in New York. “We have to internalize this reality and move ahead, grasping the true spirit of its founding principles and purposes,” he said, noting the “laudable role” the United Nations has played in setting universal norms and values, maintaining peace and security, promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms, advancing multilateralism and forging a global agenda for social and economic development.“Timely and continued reforms in the UN are necessary to strengthen and revitalize this world body to respond to the increasing global challenges,” he added. As have other national representatives in their speeches to the General Debate, the Deputy Prime Minister called for the Assembly to be endowed with power and authority for decision-making that is commensurate to its global representation, and for the 15-member Security Council to be reformed and expanded while its working methods should provide greater transparency.In his statement, he also about the UN’s “central role” in promoting a development agenda which takes into account the special needs and development challenges confronting the least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries, as well as other vulnerable groups of countries.“The LDCs are suffering from dehumanizing marginalization and deprivation from basic necessities of life,” the Deputy Prime Minister added. “This state of affairs is a blemish in the sheer affluence achieved by the globalized world.” Global sustainable development would not be possible without sustainable development for the LDCs, including substantial improvement in the quality of their 880 million people, he stressed, while also declaring that, “the world must pay due attention in words as well as in deeds to the special and differential needs and requirements of the LDCs.” Turning to internal matters, the Nepalese official said that his country still had to adopt a long-awaited constitution, noting that the Constitutional Assembly set up after the formal end in 2007 of more than a decade of civil war, had expired in May without doing so. But he said qualitative progress has been made completing all outstanding issues.The Deputy Prime Minister is one scores of heads of State and government and other high-level officials who are presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

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Red faces as Silgo Rovers mistake engraved on FAI Cup medals

first_imgFAI CUP ORGANISERS were left red-faced by an embarrassing typo on the medals presented to yesterday’s finalists.Sligo Rovers left it late before beating Drogheda 3-2 in one of the most dramatic finishes in the competition’s 90-year history.But when players from both sides checked their medals afterwards, they spotted that the champions’ name was mistakenly misspelled as ‘Silgo Rovers.’“This was an error made by our supplier,” an FAI spokesperson told TheScore.ie.“The matter will be subject to a full review and the medals will be replaced.”The supplier has made a full and unreserved apology for the mistake.Although the typo is an embarrassing one, players from both sides tried to see the funny side of it today.Drogheda’s Philip Hand tweeted a picture of his runner-up medal, saying: “I thought silgo rovers were very good.”Sligo’s Alan Keane told TheScore.ie: “We only noticed it on the bus on the way back to Sligo.“Our skipper Danny Ventre was having a look and spotted it: ‘Silgo.’ We got a few laughs out of that.”“As long as the right words — cup winners — are on the back we won’t worry too much about what’s written on the back.”– Additional reporting by Pat McCarry.Baraclough: Contract talk on hold until after cup celebrations‘UK interest’ in Drogheda United manager’s joblast_img read more

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Oviedo sneaks in at back post to give Everton win over Moyes

first_imgAfter being fortunate not to be sent off in the 2-2 draw at Cardiff last month, Rooney once again allowed his frustration to get the better of him, missing with an attempt to kick Phil Jagielka and earning a yellow card.Dave Thompson/EMPICS SportEverton substitute Gerard Deulofeu was played in by Lukaku but could only come up with a disappointing shot straight at de Gea.And United broke down the other end of the field for Januzaj’s long-range effort to be palmed over unconvincingly by Howard.The home side were denied by the woodwork once again when Howard was at full stretch to keep out Evra’s header from Rooney’s corner before Welbeck headed on to the bar from close range.Mirallas went close to putting Everton in front when his free-kick came back off the outside of the post.But shortly afterwards, Everton got their breakthrough when Lukaku scuffed a shot to the far post and Oviedo turned in from six yards.- © AFP, 2013Wave ‘em like you just don’t care: John O’Shea scored ANOTHER goal tonightLuis Suarez hits a cracking first-half hat-trick against old pals Norwich EVERTON STUNNED THEIR former manager and Manchester United with this 86th minute winner from Bryan Oviedo.YouTube credot: Mr FootballEverton’s first win at Old Trafford since 1992 leaves United languishing 12 points adrift of leaders Arsenal.Moyes endured a miserable evening, which began with him being jeered by his former supporters.United went close to taking the lead when Wayne Rooney’s deflected shot came back off the post in the opening period before Danny Welbeck headed on to the bar from close range in the second half.But Costa Rican Oviedo, signed by Moyes in 2012, turned in from close range to secure Everton’s win with five minutes left.Everton manager Roberto Martinez had promised that the Blues would show that they are shedding a supposed inferiority complex against the Premier League’s top sides and from the start they were keen to prove his point.Romelu Lukaku caused early panic in the United defence as the hosts scrambled to clear a cross from Kevin Mirallas under pressure from the striker.Lukaku thumped wide from just outside the area and then had an effort deflected wide off Nemanja Vidic after Ross Barkley stole the ball from Shinji Kagawa in midfield.United’s defence, with Chris Smalling playing alongside Vidic at centre-back, struggled to get the ball away from the Steven Pienaar corner that followed before David de Gea was forced to tip over a powerful Mirallas shot.The home side finally played their way into the match and a spell of pressure resulted in the ball falling for former Everton forward Rooney, whose drive was turned away by Tim Howard.Former United goalkeeper Howard impressed again when he pushed away Kagawa’s close-range effort.And United went even closer to a goal when Antonio Valencia found space down the right and clipped over a cross that was glanced just wide by Ryan Giggs, playing for the first time since turning 40 last week.Howard was beaten when Giggs picked out Rooney and the England striker’s shot deflected off Sylvain Distin but the ball came back off the inside of the post.Evra was in determined mood and broke beyond Mirallas to see a firm shot pushed away by Howard shortly after the interval.A poor header from Marouane Fellaini against his old club gifted Everton possession in a dangerous area and United’s Belgium midfielder was relieved to see Chris Smalling divert Barkley’s shot wide of goal.Moyes attempted to put some energy into his team when he threw on Nani and Adnan Januzaj for Kagawa and Rafael just before the hour.But when the ball fell for Nani on the edge of the area the Portuguese lifted his shot well over the bar.last_img read more

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Call of Duty Ghosts advert suggests Xbox One launches November 5

first_imgMicrosoft has yet to confirm an actual release date beyond November 2013 for the Xbox One. However, advertising appearing on the UK Xbox website is acting as a big hint as to the specific date.If you visit the official Xbox website for the UK at the moment there is a page-wide advertisement for the forthcoming game Call of Duty: Ghosts. Now that game is a multiplatform release, appearing on PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, PC, and of course Xbox One. But in the advertisement we see the Xbox One box displayed, and just above it is the date 5.11.13.Although that date has been known for a while, to me this suggests that Call of Duty: Ghosts, which is an Xbox One launch game, will be out on November 5 alongside the Xbox One. That fits, not only because: why would you launch a game for a system that’s not available yet? But also because November 5 is a Tuesday. The Xbox 360 launched on a Tuesday back in 2005, although it was later in the month on November 22.The advert could be a mistake, though. Maybe the current gen and PC versions of the game launch on November 5 and the Xbox One version will come later when the new console launches. In that case it should really be the Xbox 360 Call of Duty case being displayed.We don’t yet know when the PS4 launch will happen, but it seems likely that Sony will want to beat Microsoft to market. The PS4 has had a much better reception than the Xbox One from gamers so far, so why wait? An October launch would be my guess, which would also mean PS4 owners get COD:Ghosts before Xbox One, unless of course Microsoft has done an exclusive next-gen deal with Activision.last_img read more

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Budget on target

first_imgA government delegation headed by Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis met troika representatives in Paris on the first of three days of negotiations on the progress of reforms, with sources indicating that the climate had been positive.Hardouvelis told reporters that the Greek reform effort was “within the deadlines” set by the troika and emphasized that the key aim was to convince creditors of the country’s credibility. “We want to show that the program is on target, both on the fiscal and the structural level,” he said. The focus of Tuesday’s talks was the budget – which Hardouvelis insisted was “absolutely on target” – while discussions on Wednesday are expected to broach an ongoing civil service overhaul and pension reform.The Greek delegation to Paris comprises around 25 people but had originally been larger, according to sources who indicated that cutbacks had led to several advisers and assistants being left in Athens.Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is keen to see what the talks with the troika yield ahead of his scheduled speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Saturday, when he hopes to be able to offer Greeks a ray of hope – some tax breaks or other incentives.In preparation for his TIF appearance, Mr Samaras met on with representatives of businesses in northern Greece, which has been particularly badly affected by the recession, and stressed the importance of a shift toward “recovery and growth” amid the first indications of an upturn.Before TIF, the premier must travel to Newport in south Wales for a summit of NATO leaders, on Thursday and Friday, which is expected to focus on the deepening crisis in Ukraine. Advisers of his currently attending the troika talks in Paris are expected to travel to Wales on Friday to brief Mr Samaras on their outcome so that the premier can tweak his TIF speech accordingly.On the sidelines of the EU summit, Mr Samaras is expected to meet with newly elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in what is expected to be a rather tense encounter following the latter’s provocative comments on Cyprus earlier this week.Source: Ekathimerini. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Sailboat carrying migrants runs aground off Rhodes

first_imgA sailing vessel carrying over 200 migrants ran aground off the shores of Rhodes, Greece.According to coastguard reports, three undocumented migrants are dead, as the bodies of a man, a woman and a child were recovered from the cold waters during a rescue operation at the sea region of Zefyros near the Greek island.More than 30 people of the 90 migrants rescued on Monday, were transferred to hospital. The migrants have fallen into the water while a coastguard vessel along near-by boats are trying to locate them.“We have recovered three bodies so far – that of a man, a woman and a child,” a Greek coast guard official told the media.“The Mediterranean has become a wet grave for thousands of souls struggling to escape the flames of war,” Gabriel Sakellaridis from SYRIZA stated.Shocking TV footage from a helicopter flying over the scene, shows people still holding on to wooden parts of the boat floating in the sea, waiting to be rescued.The predicament following the latest disaster of the death of nearly 700 migrants after the fishing boat carrying them from Libya capsised in the Mediterranean this weekend, adds to the staggering number of 1,500 migrants who have died this year only seeking refuge in Europe. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Un étuiclavier coulissant pour iPhone

first_imgUn étui-clavier coulissant pour iPhoneUn étui-clavier pour iPhone permet de remplacer les touches tactiles de l’écran du smartphone.Si vous pensez que rien ne remplace le confort des touches de clavier physiques, un étui-clavier pour iPhone pourrait donc retenir toute votre attention et vous permettre de goûter à l’environnement du smartphone tout en tapant sur de petites touches de clavier. Cet étui-clavier coulissant fonctionne via Bluetooth et il est reconnu par l’iPhone 4 et l’iPhone 4S. Il s’agit d’un clavier QWERTY, et non AZERTY, qui fait penser à celui du mobile Motorola DROID4. Le périphérique peut être utilisé pour taper tout type de texte mais aussi pour commander d’autres touches ou bien l’appareil photo numérique.Ce clavier au design très proche de l’iPhone est vendu sur le site ThinkGeek au tarif de 34,99 dollars (26 euros). Non, ce n’est pas cher payé pour disposer de véritables touches de clavier, rendant plus agréable l’écriture et libérant par ailleurs une bonne partie de l’écran ! Le 31 mars 2012 à 12:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Flying Car Aims to Ease Traffic Congestion

first_imgTraveling in two dimensions is so 2016.Italdesign and Airbus are moving into the third dimension with their Pop-Up concept vehicle.The modular, fully electric, zero-emissions system can be operated on the ground or in the air, in an attempt to ease traffic congestion in global megacities.“Adding the third dimension to seamless multi-modal transportation networks will without a doubt improve the way we live and how we get from A to B,” Mathias Thomsen, general manager for Airbus urban air mobility, said in a statement.ItaldesignPop.Up is built in three layers: an artificial intelligence platform, a cocoon-like two-passenger capsule that attaches with a ground or air module (a giant drone that latches onto the roof), and the virtual interface module.By combining the flexibility of a small two-seater ground vehicle with the freedom and speed of a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) air vehicle, Pop.Up ticks all the boxes of modern transportation.It even comes with a mobile app, which helps identify the best transport solution—ground or air—based on timing, traffic, congestion, costs, and ridesharing demands.Italdesign“Today, automobiles are part of a much wider eco-system: If you want to design the urban vehicle of the future, the traditional car cannot alone be the solution for megacities,” Italdesign CEO Jörg Astalosch said. “You also have to think about sustainable and intelligent infrastructure, apps, integration, power systems, urban planning, social aspects, and so on.“In the next years ground transportation will move to the next level and from being shared, connected and autonomous it will also go multimodal and moving into the third dimension,” he added.ItaldesignSit back, relax, and enjoy the self-piloted journey. Upon arrival at your destination, the Pop.Up’s smart modules autonomously return to dedicated recharge stations to wait for their next customer.Unveiled at this week’s 87th Geneva International Motor Show, the concept is not yet ready for primetime. According to CNET, which got a hands-on look at the vehicle, it’s possible trials of the technology will be completed within 10 years.last_img read more

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CA DMV causing problems for drivers after new license is deemed faulty

first_imgCA DMV causing problems for drivers after new license is deemed faulty KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- More big problems at the California DMV. This time it’s about the new drivers license called Real ID. It’s designed to be used as a driver’s license and a passport when traveling on a plane.Problem is almost three million were issued and the feds now say there was an major issue.KUSI’s Dan Plante takes a look at the most recent DMV issue, as well as the other issues DMV had this year. December 28, 2018 Posted: December 28, 2018center_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 6:40 PM KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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Woman airlifted to hospital after being struck by car in Hialeah

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman was rushed to the hospital after she was struck by a car near Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School.Hialeah Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units were rushed to the scene in the area of West 12th Avenue and 78th Street, just before 7 a.m., Wednesday.The 50-year-old victim was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital to be treated for a head injury.The driver involved remained at the scene.7Skyforce HD flew above the scene where the car could be seen with its hazard lights on.Police continue to investigate.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Here is how Bigil makers help Vijay fans beat Monday blues

first_imgVijay has lent his voice for a song in Atlee Kumar-directorial Bigil.PR HandoutA normal Monday is becoming a special day for all the fans of Vijay, thanks to the makers of Bigil, who have come up with a surprise for the Thalapathy fans.Indeed, the makers of Bigil have helped Vijay fans to beat the Monday blues. Wondering what it is all about? Well, the makers have made a special announcement today evening at 6 pm (8 July).Thalapathy, like some of his previous movies, has lent his voice for a song in Bigil. “A big thank you to our #Thalapthy from all of us (His fans) for granting our request to sing in this album Trust me the song is #Verithanam Thank you ⁦@arrahman⁩ Sir, ⁦@Atlee_dir ⁦@Lyricist_Vivek⁩ for making this happen @SonyMusicSouth⁩ ⁦⁦. [sic]⁦” a tweet from the production house read. Prior to the above post, Archana Kalpathi, CEO of AGS Entertainment, posted, “#Thalapathy fans exclusive update coming up at 6:00 pm today ( It is not about the single/teaser/trailer/audio launch date/release date ) Something all of us have been waiting for Something that will get us super excited. Start guessing Start WAITING #Bigil @Ags_production. [sic]” She has clearly stated that it is not about the first look, teaser or trailer release dates or any other usual announcement made by the filmmakers. It has created a lot of curiosity and made the fans wondering what is in store for them.Some people feel that the makers might reveal about Shah Rukh Khan’s rumoured presence in Bigil. Ever since the King Khan had a meeting with director Atlee Kumar, there have been a lot of speculations.From Atlee collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan to the Bollywood actor doing a cameo in the Vijay-starrer, there have been rumours from all possible angles.Bigil is a sports drama which deals around the football game. Vijay appears in dual roles with Nayanthara playing the female lead and Jackie Shroff as the baddie.last_img read more

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Isla Mujeres one of beneficiaries for new ambulance

first_imgPhoto: la Secretaría de Salud Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The island of Isla Mujeres is one of the government beneficiaries to receive a new ambulance. The director of the Community Hospital of Isla Mujeres, Miguel Ángel García Albarrán announced the arrival of the new ambulance this week, noting it was much needed. He says that on Saturday, the new ambulance was presented to the medical staff. García Albarrán said that it is a fully equipped unit to make transfers that will undoubtedly improve the service, adding that the other ambulance of the hospital will be returned to the Ministry of Health in order to receive maintenance.center_img “We are very happy because just on Saturday, an ambulance arrived from the 33 that the State Government delivered to different municipalities and communities with Isla Mujeres being one of the beneficiaries,” he commented. Earlier this month, the State Secretary of Health announced 33 new ambulances would be distributed to areas in need, one of which was Isla Mujeres. 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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer 3 th

first_imgArizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) It seemed to be only a matter of time, but on Thursday it became official: Carson Palmer will play in 2017.The Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback, 37, was pondering retirement, but ultimately decided he was not quite ready to call it a career. And there it is: Carson confirms he’s coming back pic.twitter.com/UGJ4OASkRb— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) February 9, 2017It is a positive development for the Cardinals, who last season finished 7-8-1 but remain confident they are not far off from being Super Bowl contenders. Palmer, who missed one game this season due to a concussion, is a big part of that, as he passed for 4,233 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2016. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires While Palmer was mostly solid this past season, he was not as good as he was in 2015 when he was third in MVP voting after throwing for 4,571 yards and 35 touchdowns in guiding the Cardinals to a 13-3 record and a berth in the NFC Championship Game. Part of that could be due to the players around him, however, as he was sacked 40 times in 15 games (compared to 25 in all 16 last season) and had a very inconsistent group of receivers.Palmer is under contract through the 2018 season, and will be entering his fifth campaign with Arizona. In 53 games as the team’s starter, the team has posted a 35-17-1 record while he has completed 62.6 percent of his passes for 14,804 yards with 96 touchdowns and 50 interceptions.– / 22 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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ECBs QE may have a positive effect on Cyprus economists say

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesThe European Central Bank’s expanded asset purchasing programme announced today by its chairman Mario Draghi may help fight deflation and invigorate growth, at least to some extent, economists said.Alexander Michaelides, who heads the finance department at the Imperial College in London, said the ECB’s 1.1 trillion euros asset purchase programme, also known as quantitative easing, will help the euro area avoid deflation while it may at least indirectly help the Cypriot economy via a weak euro.The euro “should not have been so strong” given the euro area’s growth prospects, Michalides said adding that a weaker euro could help the economies of countries like Cyprus exposed to third-country services income, such as tourism from the United Kingdom.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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