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Tesla Cars Get Racing Game YouTube and Fallout at E3 2019

first_imgStay on target I would honestly rather suffer through a game as broken as Fallout 76 than watch the just-concluded E3 conversation between Bethesda’s Todd Howard and Tesla’s Elon Musk. Only Musk’s stoned podcast appearance sounds more insufferable, appealing only to the worst kinds of capitalist nerds still cracking Harambe jokes in 2019.Fortunately, the talk wasn’t just about ego stroking. Following up on the recent news that Cuphead is coming to Tesla cars, Musk revealed several other games coming soon to the electric vehicles.A racing game for @Tesla you can use the steering wheel with!? Thank you @elonmusk! #E3Coliseum— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) June 13, 2019We always thought a 2D run and gun sidescroller was a weird fit for Tesla’s first game. A racing game seemed way more appropriate. And with Beach Buggy Racing 2 we’re getting just that. In this port of Vector Unit’s Android game, you can use the steering wheel of your actual car itself to drive. It’s the ultimate “realistic” racing experience. Don’t let the knock-off mobile Mario Kart graphics fool you. Presumably (and hopefully) you won’t be able to play while you’re actually driving. Pay for a real car to drive a fake car.Since Todd Howard was on stage naturally we also got a reveal for a Bethesda title. No, it’s not Skyrim. Instead, mobile post-apocalyptic management sim Fallout Shelter is coming to Tesla. And it makes sense because blithely controlling a population of cheery cartoon lower-class workers just trying to survive as human beings in the aftermath of a man-made hellscape is a pretty apy metaphor for being Elon Musk.And in case you didn’t see Musk light up with Joe Rogan, catch it again on the road along with countless others videos when YouTube comes to Tesla. Let self-driving tech take care of you while you get radicalized by Steven Crowder and the rest of YouTube’s “apolitical” algorithm during your commute. Who knows what other bombshells Musk will drop on an inexplicable podcast that worships him.For more on Elon Musk for some reason check out some other video game analogies inspired by his tweets. For more on E3 2019 watch these trailers. Watch: Marvel and Square Enix’s ‘Avengers’ Gameplay Still Creeps Us OutPlay These E3 2019 Video Games Right Now last_img read more

UPDATE Man tried to ram officer drove recklessly police say

first_imgVancouver police and sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly ignored an officer’s attempts to pull him over for a traffic violation, tried to ram the officer’s patrol car and led him on a short, 70 mph pursuit.Michael A. Stanton, 64, soon stopped and surrendered in far-east Vancouver and was arrested on suspicion of felony assault for the ramming attempt, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department. Stanton also was held for a previously issued misdemeanor warrant.The incident began at about 2:17 p.m. Wednesday when Officer Roger Evans radioed that a suspect driving a maroon GMC Sierra pickup had tried to ram his patrol car.The officer gave the chase up Northeast 162nd Avenue to Fourth Plain Road at speeds reaching 70 mph.Meanwhile all nearby police and sheriff’s deputies responded to the officer’s rare “Code Zero” alert, meaning an officer needs help in a life-threatening emergency, Kapp said.At Fourth Plain, the driver turned right and proceeded east at 60 mph, then turned on Northeast 182nd Avenue and 83rd Street. At times, he drove into oncoming traffic and around blind corners, Kapp said.last_img read more

Lane closures on MacArthur Causeway amid road work

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Road work will be causing a driver detour along the MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach over the next several days.Improvements to the causeway will result in lane closures from Terminal Island to Alton Road.Starting Sunday night, two eastbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Wednesday, ending at 6 a.m. on Thursday.The Alton Road flyover will be closed during this operation.Two westbound lanes will close from Monday to Wednesday, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., also ending at 6 a.m. Thursday.The westbound lanes will also be shut down from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday for beam repairs.Officials said this schedule can change depending on the weather or other unforeseen circumstances. last_img read more

Is Virat Kohli listening Former Australian captain calls India vulnerable ahead of

first_imgOver the years, the Australians have been known to play mind-games before any critical match to ruffle the feathers of the opposition. Similarly, just ahead of their clash with the Indian team in the World Cup, former Australian skipper Allan Border has labelled Virat Kohli’s side ‘vulnerable’. Well, this might be assumptions, but it will certainly grab the attention of the Indian side.India won their first match against South Africa by a convincing margin of six wickets, but Border believes that the men in blue got out of jail and that it was not a very convincing victory.”I think they (India) got out of jail a little bit the other day, the South Africans played pretty well but they are just not scoring enough runs, and then Rohit Sharma kept it all together for the Indians,” wrote Border in his column for the ICC.Australia have beaten Afghanistan and West Indies in their two matches India take on Australia in their next match Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesBorder also said that despite the vulnerabilities, India have mighty fine players in Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma. The former Australian captain also believes that for Aaron Finch’s side this match against India will give them an opportunity to assess where they stand in the competition. Australia, have so far, beaten Afghanistan and West Indies in the two matches they have played.”That’s a tough hurdle for Australia but once they’ve played a couple of decent teams, they will have a better idea of where they are at with regards to the rest of the tournament,” said Border.Border also said that this tournament is such where every team can beat the other team on their day and hence, there will be surprise packages all the while. Bangladesh beat South Africa and then Pakistan got the better of England to infuse more life into the tournament which is great news for the tournament. Virat Kohli and Aaron FinchMatt King/Getty Images”I think that is how most of us expected it to be – that there would be a lot of teams you expect to do well and then there would be a few surprise packages. “West Indies will clearly be one of those sides to keep an eye on, they look really dangerous, but Australia are progressing nicely so far and will be happy with their start to the tournament,” Border added.last_img read more

Youth killed in Ctg road crash

first_imgA young man was killed and thirteen other teenage boys were injured in a collision between a mini truck and a covered van on Dhaka-Chittagong highway near Baro Aulia Mazar area in Chittagong’s Sitakunda on Thursday night.The deceased was Rasel, 20, son of Bahar Uddin, hailing from Feni district, reports news agency UNB.Saleh Ahmmed Pathan, officer-in-charge of Baro Aulia highway police station, said that the mini truck carrying a group of teenage boys collided with the covered van on the highway in front of Sonaichhari High School in the afternoon, leaving fourteen injured.Later, nine critically injured boys were admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where Rasel succumbed to his injuries around 10:00pm.Five other injured were admitted to Bhatiari BSBA Hospital.last_img read more

Microsoft is killing off the Sidewinder brand for good

first_imgGamers can become very attached with a certain brand of mouse, and no wonder: a mouse is the device through which years of deathmatch or Starcraft skills were honed. Even the slightest difference in weight or feel in the hand can throw off years of muscle memory. No wonder gamers stay loyal to a certain mouse, and when that mouse gets discontinued, to certain brands: Razer, SteelSeries, Logitech, etc.Starting today, though, die-hard mousers are going to have one less option to choose from. Microsoft is expected to announce today that they will be killing off the Sidewinder range of PC gaming peripherals once and for all.This is a big blow for Microsoft’s hardware division. Sidewinder branded gaming peripherals from mice, keyboard, trackballs and joysticks have been around almost as long as PC gaming: it was one of the first major brands in the PC gaming world. Some of its mice border on the legendary, such as the SideWinder X8, one of the first mice to be targeted at PC gamers.Why is Microsoft pulling out? They feel there’s too much competition out there from Razer and Logitech to make it worth their while. In fact, Sidewinder’s a relatively unknown brand compared to those two companies.It’s worth noting that while Microsoft is killing off the Sidewinder brand, they’ll still continue to make mice and keyboards for PC users. It’s also worth noting that Sidewinder, as a brand, has been killed off before, only to rise as Lazarus from the PC gaming peripheral grave. Could we see another such miraculous resurrection of the Sidewinder brand? It’s doubtful, but one thing’s for sure: it’s not going to happen unless the die-hards start speaking up. Tell Microsoft what you think of this decision in the comments below.Read more at VR-Zonelast_img read more

Antivirus scan crashes heart machine in the middle of a procedure

first_imgYou may never have seen a device made by Merge, but take my word for it. Their equipment is not exactly the kind of stuff you want crashing while you’re in the middle of using it because of an ill-timed malware scan.See, Merge is in the health care business. They’re owned by IBM, and they make machines for a number of different medical uses — ranging from eye care to orthopedics. They sell machines that are used in cardiology departments, too, and it’s one of those that was victimized by a piece of antivirus software.Softpedia spotted a report on the FDA’s MAUDE (Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience) system recently. The incident involved a Merge Hemo unit that was being used by doctors to monitor a patient during a heart catheterization procedure. In the middle of the operation, the monitor lost communication with the host PC that runs Merge’s software.Doctors quickly noticed the screen was black and rebooted the computer, and fortunately the 5 minutes of downtime didn’t have any disastrous consequences. When they filed their report, Merge began investigating to uncover the cause of the failure.Their findings: security software that had been installed on the PC had been configured to perform a deep scan every hour.Administrative paranoia is understandable, what with all the ransomware infections that have taken down health care facilities this year… but it looks like some configuration tweaks need to be made to this particular system. Merge notes in their report that delays like the one caused by this overly-aggressive scanning setup could very well cause “a delay in care that results in harm to the patient.”last_img read more

Future MacBooks Could Have Contextaware E Ink Keyboards

first_img E-Paper Keys Allow This Keyboard to Adapt to Any TaskAlienware, VR Parties in L.A. There’s been talk that Apple plans to add a slick OLED strip of touch-sensitive controls to upcoming MacBooks. Now sources claim that they may get a killer keyboard upgrade, too.What kind of an upgrade, you ask? According to both 9to5Mac and TrustedReviews, Apple is toying with the idea of replacing all those boring old static plastic keys with a full spread of tiny E Ink displays. And it’s about more than just allowing Apple to source a single keyboard for every MacBook regardless of which country it’s going to be sold in.Yes, it’s neat that such a keyboard would allow, for example, Canadians to switch quickly back and forth between full English and French layouts — instead of having to slog on with a bilingual keyboard. The really cool part, though, is that these keyboards could be context-aware.As soon as you fire up an app — say, Final Cut Pro or  Photoshop — your MacBook could transform its keyboard to make commonly-used commands more accessible. Need to bang a boatload of numbers into an Excel sheet? No problem, just flick a software switch and light up a numeric keypad.There’s already a company making keyboards like this. No, not Art. Lebedev. Those Optimus keyboards are very cool and all, but they’re a little too pricey even for the $2499 MacBook Pro. It’s actually Sonder Designs, and a company spokesperson has acknowledged that they have indeed held discussions with Apple.That’s Sonder’s desktop keyboard there, and it’s up for pre-order at $199. Remove the healthy markup for retail and factor in the massive number Apple would be ordering if they go this way, and it’s probably not a terribly big cost to work into a higher-end MacBook Pro. Stay on targetlast_img read more

How Smartphones Are Affecting Our Relationships

first_imgIn their paper, Sbarra and his coauthors go beyond the idea that technology is simply attention-grabbing to suggest that there may be an evolutionary mismatch between smartphones and the social behaviors that help form and maintain close social relationships. “Smartphones and their affordances create new contexts for disclosing information about who we are and for being responsive to others, and these virtual connections may have downstream unwanted effects on our current relationships,” Sbarra said. “When you are distracted into or by the device, then your attention is divided, and being responsive to our partners – an essential ingredient for building intimacy – requires attention in the here and now.” “Between 2000 and 2018, we’ve seen the largest technological advances, arguably, at any point in the last 100 years,” he said. “We are interested in understanding the role of social relationships in human well-being. We can understand this from the level of what individuals do in relationships, but we can also understand it at the level of societal changes and societal forces that may push on relationships.” Sbarra doesn’t believe smartphones are all bad. In fact, he and his coauthors acknowledge that the devices offer several benefits for health and well-being, and texting provides many couples a route for connecting in a meaningful way. But they say more research is needed to fully understand the impact that virtual connections may have on our real-world relationships and the ways in which the pull of our phones may diminish immediate interactions and lead to conflict. Humans are hard-wired to connect with others, Sbarra and his colleagues argue. In the course of evolutionary history, we have relied on close relationships with small networks of family and friends for survival as individuals and as a species. These relationships were based on trust and cooperation, which is built when people disclose personal information about themselves and are responsive to others. Whether at the supermarket, in the doctor’s office, or in bed at night, it can be tempting to pick up the device and start scrolling through social media or text messages at any moment. But anyone who has done so in the presence of a close friend, family member, or romantic partner may have left that person feeling ignored, annoyed, or even pushed away. That’s according to a growing body of research on “technoference,” or the potential interference smartphones and other technologies can have in our face-to-face social interactions. From there, the authors outline a research agenda they hope can guide future studies. Those studies will be increasingly important as new technologies evolve and become more integrated in our daily lives, Sbarra said.center_img “The draw or pull of a smartphone is connected to very old modules in the brain that were critical to our survival, and central to the ways we connect with others are self-disclosure and responsiveness,” Sbarra said. “Evolution shaped self-disclosure and responsiveness in the context of small kin networks, and we now see these behaviors being cued more or less constantly by social networking sites and through our phones. We now have the outer-most edges of our social network cue us for responsiveness. Look no further than the next person you see scrolling through Facebook and mindlessly hitting the ‘like’ button while his kid is trying to tell him a story.” Divided attention, Sbarra and his colleagues say, may lead to relationship conflict. For example, the review paper cites a study of 143 married women, more than 70 percent of whom reported that mobile phones frequently interfere in their relationships. “We stay away from the question of whether social networking sites and smartphone use are good or bad, per se,” Sbarra said. “Technology is everywhere, and it’s not going away, nor should it. In this paper, we are interested in answering two basic questions: Why do the devices seem to have such a powerful pull on us? And, what is the state of the science on the effects of being pulled away from our in-person interactions and into the virtual world?”  In a review paper forthcoming in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, University of Arizona psychology professor David Sbarra and his collaborators at Wayne State University in Detroit examine existing research on technoference. They propose an explanation for why humans are so drawn to their smartphones, even when the devices take us out of the moment in our close relationships. It’s because of our evolutionary history, they say. Smartphones, and the constant access they provide to text messaging and social media, make it easier than ever for people to disclose personal information and respond to others in their social networks. And these networks are much larger and more far-flung than those of our ancestors.last_img read more

Magazines take flight

first_imgMaXposure Media Group to introduce inflight magazine of Biman Bangladesh Airlines The national carrier of Bangladesh, Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ flies to 18 destinations, including 14 international cities. Leaving behind seven publishing houses from UK, Fiji, India and Bangladesh, MaXposure Media Group (MaXposure) has bagged the contract for publishing Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ inflight magazine. MaXposure Media Group is scheduled to bring out the bi-monthly issue of Biman Bangladesh Airlines  (Biman) inflight magazine from September 2013 onwards. Keeping the airline’s wide network in mind, the magazine would be bilingual – to be published in English and Bengali. The name of the magazine will be announced soon.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Speaking on the occasion Prakash Johari, Managing Director and CEO, MaXposure Media Group said, ‘I am proud to announce that MaXposure Media Group has won the bid to publish Biman inflight magazine.  This is inline with MaXposure’s Internationalisation strategy. Bangladesh with a population of 163 million enjoys a GDP growth of 6.1% and this makes it an ideal time for us to enter this growing market. Bangladesh is a strategic market for us and we intend to play a key role in its publishing industry.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixKevin J Steele, Managing Director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines said, ‘Biman Bangladesh Airlines is delighted to be working with MaXposure on the new Biman inflight Magazine. MaXposure has a pedigree of working with top quality brands like Lufthansa and Mercedes, which adequately reflect the brand aspirations of Biman.  This is a win-win situation for both parties, and Biman is delighted to once again have a quality inflight magazine to offer its customers, yet another step in its major refocus on the customer.’ In the inflight segment, MaXposure currently publishes Shubh Yatra, the inflight magazine of Air India – India’s national carrier as well as Spiceroute, the monthly inflight magazine of SpiceJet Airlines.  After consolidating its position in India, the company has recently entered the international market after bagging the magazine publishing rights of Fly Africa, a South African low cost airline. With Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ magazine, MaXposure has put its mark in South Asia as well.  Talking about the inflight magazine Vikas Johari, Publisher and COO said ‘With MaXposure’s experience in publishing several global inflight magazines, we are looking forward to delivering an equally exciting world-class magazine for Biman. The magazine would aim at not only giving a pleasant reading experience to the flyers but also act as a mouth-piece to communicate with its stake holders.’last_img read more

To save a predator A history of humanjaguar conflict in Costa Rica

first_imgOn a wet September morning in La Unión, a sparsely populated town in Costa Rica’s northeast, Rolando Álvarez and his two young sons directed their horses into the jungle. For the youngest son, Jean Carlos, 10, the ride was tinged with excitement and dread. His small horse powered over the trail and sent mud flying, and the bouncing boy strained to see through twisting foliage.Soon they would arrive at the trap. The boy’s dog Coco would be in one compartment. If the trap worked, a jaguar would be in the other compartment, unable to get to the dog. If the trap worked.For almost a month, the Álvarez boys had been making this trip, and there had been no jaguar. Around the town, the neighbors also had been vigilant, particularly those with livestock. They weren’t sure why a jaguar moved out of its territory in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and began feasting on their small cows. All they knew was that eight attacks occurred in La Unión between February and September. Almost all of them took place on small farms. For some campesinos, losing just one cow meant bankruptcy.It’s not a new conflict in Costa Rica, but until recently, problematic jungle cats typically met their match in machete-wielding farmers. So the trap was a different approach. The conservationists disapproved, saying the trap could harm the jaguar and leave the community vulnerable to attacks. But they also knew it was a sign of change.The trap was an effort to save the cattle. But also to save the jaguar. As a light rain falls, Rolando Álvarez and his sons head for the jaguar trap. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times*The conflict between farmers and jungle cats began as soon as the Spaniards unloaded their cattle on American territory. The cows quickly became prey for the region’s jaguars and pumas, and the killing of big cats became common, in some areas even recreational. But mostly farmers killed jungle cats to protect their herds.The first documented case appeared in the Spanish-language daily La Nación in 1962. The story described how a ferocious tiger decimated cattle near Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, and explained that an area farmer, José Yunis, was offering ₡1,000 (about $150 in 1962) to anyone who could hunt and kill it.The misnomer “tigre,” or tiger, is still used to describe jaguars today, and their bad reputation with farmers also stuck.“Time has passed, things have changed, but the rancher has always seen the tiger, or the jaguar, as an enemy,” said Daniel Corrales, the director of Costa Rica’s jungle cat and livestock conflict program for Panthera, the world’s leading jungle cat conservation group. “Even if it was a puma that killed their cows, even if it was a coyote, the farmer will always say it was a jaguar because to a farmer the jaguar is always at fault.”As Costa Rica grew, so did the number of attacks. In the 1970s, two misguided government programs brought the problem to its apex.“They had the best intentions,” Corrales said, “but they ended up creating the perfect storm for human-cat conflict.” La Union’s cows have become prey to a rogue jaguar. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesThat decade Costa Rica began homesteading, or giving land to farmers willing to brave the nation’s forests in search of land to develop. Cattle farms began sprouting up in the most inhospitable of places. To this day, it is common to spot a cow pasture in the middle of thick Costa Rican jungle, or on the side of a steep mountain.At the same time that farmers were setting out to seek their fortunes, the country’s conservation movement was beginning to take hold. The government designated protected areas and refuges, and farmers set up shop on their outskirts.The result was a country of expansive green spaces surrounded by clear-cut farms. Protected areas were teeming with wildlife but had become islands, trapping animals within their boundaries. When jungle cats were forced out of their sanctuaries, usually due to lack of resources or territory disputes with other cats, they would now encounter crops and cows.Despite Costa Rica’s abundance of national parks, the importance of biological corridors – small forested routes between larger patches of jungle that allow animals to move between protected areas – was never addressed. As shown by the attacks in Caño Negro, it remains largely ignored today.It’s difficult to say what prompted the jaguar to begin hunting in La Unión, but experts believe pineapple is to blame. In recent years, plantations replaced nearby wildlife corridors, preventing the wayward jaguar from returning to its natural habitat.“Pineapple plantations have really expanded in that area in the last few years,” said Esther Pomareda, a biologist at the Las Pumas Rescue Center and the expert most closely involved in La Unión. “As far as anyone knows, jaguars won’t cross a field of pineapple.”Other recognized threats to Costa Rica’s big cats include deforestation, urban development and hunting. These practices drive cats out of the 40 square kilometers of jungle they typically inhabit, and into the human world.This has taken its toll on the jaguar population and it is now endangered through most of its territory. An estimated 400,000 jaguars once roamed the forests of the Americas, and now experts believe their numbers have declined to about 14,000.“Today, where can you find an area of that size that doesn’t have a man with a chicken somewhere?” asked Encar Cartia, one of the founders of the Jaguar Rescue Center on the Caribbean’s Playa Chiquita. “There just simply isn’t space.” Experts say the spread of pineapple plantations in La Unión may have infringed on wildlife corridors. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times*In La Unión, the first attack happened on Valentine’s Day.Gerardo Portugués rode out into the pastures to round up his cattle. A headcount revealed that one was missing, a small calf. He headed up the mountain to look for it and found the animal lying on its side near the edge of the jungle.She was covered in blood and a chunk of her chest was missing. Portugués had never seen anything like it. The neighbors came, took pictures and called the Environment Ministry.Of Costa Rica’s six jungle cat species, only the jaguar and the puma can take down a cow. Because of pumas’ smaller stature, they usually prey on livestock younger than eight months. But large jaguars can take down 800-pound bulls.An inspector came to analyze the scene. He noted the calf’s damaged head, her devoured chest and the defined, round footprints surrounding the carcass. The assailant was a jaguar.To those with experience, a jaguar attack is often recognizable for its brutality. Another La Unión farmer said his dead animal appeared “as though someone had carved out a chunk of its throat with a machete.” The jaguar’s silent stalking makes it even more terrifying.Though the jaguar is the third biggest cat in the world (behind the lion and the tiger), it has the most powerful jaw. Jaguars can bite down with nearly 2,000 pounds of force, strong enough to crush the skull of their prey. This enables the cats to attack from behind, surprising the target.In a rare sighting, Rolando Álvarez remembers being paralyzed with fear.“I saw it walking across one of the fields, low to the ground,” he said. “At first I couldn’t move. Seeing one is just such an intense feeling.” La Union sits just a few miles from Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. When a jaguar leaves all they encounter is cows, pineapples and farmhouses like these Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesAlthough Jaguars rarely attack humans, and they are actually the least likely of all big cat species to do so, fear prevails in much of the country.“Most people kill jaguars because they are misinformed,” Pomareda said. “People think that if it attacks cows, it will attack them or their children.”Other cat killers are motivated less by fear and more by circumstance.“Many studies break it down to simple economics,” said Ronit Amit, head of the people and animals department at the environmental organization Guanacaste Fellowship. “The cat is taking away the farmer’s money. The farmer doesn’t have much money. The easiest solution is to kill the cat.”Worsening matters, jungle cats seem attracted to small farms in the same way tornadoes seem to target trailer parks. A large percentage of reported attacks occur in farms of less than two hectares and with fewer than 20 cows.“The only thing I was thinking was, ‘well now I have to deal with that loss,’” said La Unión farmer Jorge Chávez, who lost one of his 13 cows to the jaguar.For the farmers pushed to the brink, Costa Rica still has its jaguar hunters. Until recently, a trio of brothers who called themselves the “hermanos tigres” filled this role in the Caño Negro area. Their job might sound particularly arduous, but it’s really not, Corrales said.Though a jaguar’s size allows it to take down large animals, its stomach is not large enough to eat a cow in one sitting. After eating its fill, a jaguar will usually head to the forest to rest during the day then come back the following night to finish.A good shot can sit with a gun until the jaguar returns. The less bold can sprinkle lethal poison over the second half of the meal.For decades, farmers killed jaguars out of fear. But now a new fear is taking hold.In 1992, a new Costa Rican wildlife law criminalized killing animals in danger of extinction, and a 2013 hunting ban set a $3,000 fine for sport hunters. This hunting restriction is saving jaguars, but it’s also complicating farmers’ problems with predators.They now face a tough choice: Let the cat live at the risk of losing their livestock, or kill the cat, and risk a hefty fine and criminal charges.“We started at zero, but we are starting to develop solutions to the problem,” Amit said. “We all have the same goal: no dead animals.” Cows wander the streets in La Unión. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times*Alejandro Padilla has loved horses his entire life. Unabashed by his obsession, Padilla always sports riding boots, a belt buckle engraved with a horse and his prize possession, a necklace carved from horse bone.“I hope when I die that they bury me with this,” he said. “I want to take a horse to the other side with me.”As the caretaker for the 38 horses at the remote Carolina Lodge, Padilla is constantly preoccupied by the area’s pumas, which are known for attacking small horses. In August, his concern was Besito, the lodge’s week-old foal.Besito was skittish, constantly cowering near his mother. Long ago, Padilla figured out how to take advantage of the horses’ natural instincts to keep the pumas away.“Two of our horses are defensive of the young ones,” he explained. “At night I just put Besito in the corral with those two horses and they will scare away anything that comes by.”According to Corrales, Panthera has begun encouraging farmers to keep donkeys and water buffalos with their cows to protect them from cats.“If a predator comes at night, a donkey will begin making noise that both scares the jaguar and warns the cows,” he said. “Water buffalos are defensive and they will fight a cat to protect the herd.”Scare tactics are just one method farmers have begun using to deter cats, and for the past several years, nongovernmental organizations like Panthera have been helping farmers implement them.Panthera works with more than 15 farms along three of Costa Rica’s biological corridors. Not one of the farms had an attack after Corrales and his team installed cat deterrents. La Carolina Lodge horse caretaker Alejandro Padilla keeps an 8-day-old foal, Besito, in a pen with an older horse named Maravilla. At night, Maravilla will protect Besito from pumas. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesMost of these preventative measures (electric fences, motion-activated lights) are intuitive, but the NGO is constantly innovating.“My favorite is the pizza system,” Corrales said, referring to several farms where Panthera divided the pasture into fenced wedges with a corral in the middle.At night, the cows sleep safely in the center corral. During the day, they eat in one of the pasture’s divided sections. After the pasture in that wedge is depleted, farmers will let the cows into the next wedge, working in a circle until the cows return to the original, replenished wedge. The system lets farmers safely contain their cows at night without the time-consuming task of rounding up animals from an entire pasture.Amit, who used to run a livestock and farmer program at Costa Rica’s National University, described other creative ways farmers protect their herds.“Scare-jaguars,” or sacks dressed as humans and hung from trees, worked on one farm. Another used shiny ribbons that blew in the wind. But these methods have seen inconsistent results.“One farmer put a radio in the corral and played this scandalous music to make the jaguar think there was a human presence,” Amit said. “But when his neighbor tried the same thing, he chose really beautiful music and that night the jaguar ate one of his cows.”While Panthera favors preventative measures, other organizations focus on incentives.Based in the wild southern Pacific town of Puerto Jiménez, the jungle cat organization Yaguará operates a compensation program for farmers whose cows have been killed by jungle cats. The organization has offered “jaguar insurance” since 2009, and has made more than 57 payments to farmers who have lost livestock but allowed the perpetrator to live.Even though these organizations have helped farmers, there are limits in funding and personnel. Ranchers with little money or know-how can rarely solve their own problem without killing the cat. According to Pomareda, Costa Rica has 17 hot spots for wild cat predation.“The hardest part of my job is to turn down a farmer who needs help,” Corrales said. “The only way this problem will ever be solved is if the government gets involved.”La Unión fell into this unregulated territory, where only the Environment Ministry could respond. Without funding to help protect the farms, all the ministry inspector could do was inform La Unión farmers that they had a jaguar problem. Less than a month later, the government stepped in.In September, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) designated 14 of its officials as members of Wildcat Conflict Response Unit (UACfel), Costa Rica’s first government-funded jungle cat and livestock program.“The goal is to enable farmers to protect their animals,” said Rafael Gutiérrez, SINAC’s director. “The program covers the entire country, and will allow the government to actually put in some of these preventative measures for the farmers.” Jean Carlos is reunited with his dog Coco. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times*Back at Álvarez’s home, three horses appear over the small slope behind the farm’s cattle pen. Drenched in rain and mud, the trio returns from the jaguar trap with the tiny dog, Coco, trailing behind. Jean Carlos leaps off his horse and gathers Coco in his arms, then takes him to play in a swamp near the house.As for the jaguar, he didn’t come for Coco that night or any other. In fact, he never came for any more cows. It’s possible that the jaguar moved into new territory. It’s also possible he could return.All the deterrents in the world won’t scare off some cats, referred to as “problem animals.” These are cats that have grown so accustomed to eating domestic animals that they no longer hunt. Some experts believe this could be the case with the La Unión jaguar.A problem animal is the very last scenario in the new UACfel guide, and the only guideline is that the animal must be removed using a trap like Álvarez’s. The guide doesn’t say what happens next. Facebook Comments Related posts:President Chinchilla signs ban on hunting for sport Costa Rican lawmakers weigh ban on hunting for sport Hunters ignore Costa Rican ban, kill mother deer, fawn near Carara National Park Hungry crocodile removed from Costa Rica homelast_img read more

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first_imgA Nature Trail Boardwalk in Kung Krabaen Bay, Royal Development Study Centre, ChanthaburiAmazing ‘Colours of the East’ come alive for Thailand Travel Mart 2018Attractions in Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat showcase regional diversity and Thai local experiencesThe Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion, scheduled for the first time at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya from 13 to 15 June 2018, invites participants to discover the region’s Amazing ‘Colours of the East’ in the coastal city and beyond.While Pattaya remains the gateway to Thailand’s Eastern Region, its continued popularity strengthens its reputation as the region’s pre-eminent travel hub, there is also much to explore in neighbouring provinces that opens visitors to exciting new Thai local experiences.There are many superb attractions in Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces that are best viewed through the prism of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s latest marketing concept of Amazing Thailand’s ‘Open to the New Shades’ highlighting a kaleidoscope of colour through five distinct travel segments.These five main travel sectors include: Gastronomy, Arts and Crafts, Thai Culture, Nature and Thai Way of Life.RayongIn Rayong, visitors can spend time at one of the many orchards that dot the countryside, stopping to pick and taste various kinds of fresh tropical fruits including delicious treats; such as, durian, mango, mangosteen and rambutan. The hairy red fruit of rambutan looks more like something out of a fairytale than anything grown in real life. But while this fruit may seem exotic to some, they’re a common snack throughout Thailand and especially around the country’s Eastern Region. Durians, on the other hand, which hang improbably from the trees like fruity cannonballs, are sought after by connoisseurs all over Southeast Asia and China.In addition to fruit orchards, Rayong also offers numerous quaint seaside fishing villages, Mae Rumphueng Beach, Sunthon Phu Monument, Khao Laem Ya-Mu and Ko Samet National Park, Ko Kloi Floating Market and Thung Prong Thong to name just a few of the province’s many attractions.Tung Prong Thong mangrove field located at Paknam Prasae, RayongChanthaburiCulturally eclectic Chanthaburi remains home to large Chinese, Khmer and Vietnamese communities and was also influenced by the French, who ruled the area from 1893 to 1905. This mixed heritage is evident in both the food and architecture that line the city’s narrow streets, and an exploration of the labyrinth of lanes is perhaps the most fascinating way to get a sense for the diversity of Chanthaburi.A stroll through the Chanthaboon Riverside Community is a must for culture-oriented travellers. It’s also the literal home to some of Thailand’s most precious gems, as the city is the centre of Thailand’s lucrative precious stone trade. With its glittering jewels, French-influenced architecture, artsy riverside atmosphere, dazzling temples and churches, plus a delicious mix of local food, the area is truly a living time capsule offering a glimpse of a bygone era.Another non-Thai influence is found across from the Chanthaboon Riverside Community in the form of Thailand’s largest church: The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. First built by European missionaries way back in the early 1700s, the Cathedral was rebuilt in its current gothic style mainly by Vietnamese migrants in the early 20th century.On the coast, Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Centre is the region’s leading research facility dedicated to preserving Thailand’s marine biodiversity. Open daily from 08.00-18.00 Hrs., it allows visitors to view its important preservation work with sea turtles, sharks, giant grouper in addition to educating local fishing communities on crab breeding and oyster propagation.A few other gems of Chanthaburi include Chao Lao Beach, Phlio Waterfall, Oasis Sea World, Noen-Nang Phaya Viewpoint and the landless village of Rai Pandin.Chanthaboon Riverside-Community ChanthaburiTratTrat encompasses numerous islands with white sandy beaches and coral reefs, many of which lie within the Mu Ko Chang National Park. The largest is Ko Chang, known for its dense jungle, waterfalls and offshore coral reefs, while neighbouring Ko Kut is possibly Thailand’s most pristine eco-friendly island.The province also offers authentic Thai local experiences not easily found elsewhere.Ban Tha Ranae Community offers homestays and a glimpse of life in thriving mangrove wetlands. The Community is dedicated to preserving its natural resources and coastal heritage through sightseeing boat tours through the mangrove forests and mud clam breeding.Ban Huai Raeng Community offers homestay experiences rich in Thai food and local handmade products. Visitors are invited to learn how to make mangosteen soap, gel soap and skin masks. There are also cooking demonstrations on local desserts including khanom chak (Nipa palm leaf wrapped glutinous rice cake) and betel leaf wrapped rice packets that use all organic materials.A visit to the Trat Museum is a must. It highlights the province’s rich history including its confrontations with the French in the early and mid-20th century. The Museum occupies an attractive wooden replica of the old provincial hall, originally built in 1922. After the original building burned down in the mid-2000s, a new structure was rebuilt with gingerbread woodcarvings, ceramic shingles and slender pillars that makes visitors think it is an actual heritage building that was restored.Any visit to Trat also offers a chance to experience the narrowest part of Thailand at Khlong Yai sub-district, the mainland’s Sai Khao Beach (white sand beach), Bang Bao fishing village and Wat Buppharam, Trat’s oldest temple first built in 1652.Ban Huai-Raeng Community, TratAll told Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat are three of Thailand’s most underrated provinces. 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and other hydrocarbons on Indian lands the news release saidSalazar’s trip is part of a three-state western tour to promote energy and tourism He will also visit Nevada and California next weekCopyright 2012 The Associated PressA teenage blogger probably wasnt expecting the reception she received when she boasted on social media that she would have sex with anyone.for free Its a bit of a strange thing to do but hey its 2018 anything can happen I guess The 19-year-old woman known as Ye Mouyi put up the offer online and the Daily Mail reports a whopping 3000 people rocked up to her hotel room to take up her offerThe now-deleted post reportedly said: "Whos coming to get have sex.for free" The teenager then added her hotel room number and told her fans she was staying at the Wanda Hilton Hotel in Haitang Bay Sanya on Hainan island of southern China Why youd do this is beyond me but here we are Sure enough people thought the post was genuine and quickly raced to get to the hotel Im not sure 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R-Crown said they will consider if further legislation is neededThe governor said he agreed with Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman who said the officers may not have been required to have the cameras running but should have turned them onThe government of Edo State has said it was shocked over the arrest of some officials of the state government because of their involvement in cult-related killings in Benin the state capital This was stated Thursday by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation Louis Odion in a statement According to Odion the state government would not want to “jump to conclusion” over the issue noting that the alleged involvement of the government officials negated the values of the state governor in his fight against cultism in Edo He also vowed that the rule of law would prevail over the said officials if found guilty “The reports came as a big shock to us While it is inappropriate to jump to conclusion until police investigations were concluded let 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In the very early hours of Feb 6 2017 a 600-pound space rock hurtled at 38000 mph into Earth’s atmosphere 60 miles above Wisconsin according to NASA Its brief and violent introduction to our planet shattered the meteor releasing energy equivalent to 10 tons of TNTHouses shook Low-frequency vibrations traveled so far they registered at an infrasound station in Manitoba 600 miles away The meteorite fragments rained into the cold still depths of Lake MichiganTiny pieces of space rock constantly fall to Earth A 1996 estimate suggested that meteorites add 16000 pounds to the planet each year But because Earth’s surface is mostly water and most land is uninhabited the majority of them go unnoticed Of all the meteorites that have landed only 30 have enough video evidence – from cellphones police dash cams and astronomy sky cameras – to trace the meteor’s exact path through the skyThe Wisconsin meteor was one of those cases Police dashboard camera video plus security cameras and other records helped trace the rock back to the space between Mars and Jupiter"It’s always nice to find a piece of a meteorite that you have a trajectory for" said William Cooke who heads NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office in AlabamaThis meteorite could be an ancient scrap of the solar system’s building blocks It is also possible but less likely that it was a sliver of the moon or Mars The Aquarius Project is keen on hauling the fragments wherever they’re from out of Lake MichiganBecause NASA and the National Science Foundation rarely issue grants to gather meteorites amateurs dominate the search A good specimen is worth about $20 to $50 per gram – literally worth its weight in gold – and an interesting story can inflate the priceIn March 2003 one extraterrestrial "hammer stone" punched through the roof a rafter and a floor joist of a house in Olympia Fields Illinois The rock collected a cocoon of fiberglass insulation and landed in a hamper in the basement When the homeowner saw the fuzzy pink 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tiny piecesAfter a year of design failure and redesign the students built a custom sub the Starfall – an underwater sled built to skim across the bottom of the lake Its frame is old cutting boards from the Shedd Aquarium kitchen The students even tried to scavenge magnets from laptop hard drives "We made a complete mess in our project space – there were computer components and screws everywhere" said Annelise Goldman a student who is designing a 3-D model of the sled "But it was so much fun"On the Starfall’s belly snow brooms funnel sediment to a row of magnets with 400-pound pull Wheels attached to the magnets dump the catch into holding binsThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s weather radar detected the meteor as it zipped through the sky Marc Fries a meteorite expert at Johnson Space Center used the radar data along with wind and ballistic trajectories to map the meteorite landing zone – an area called a strewn field where the Aquarius Project searchedThe Neeskay towed the Starfall half-mile at a go to trawl for space rocks When the crew and teens hoisted it the back to the surface grime covered the sled The students undeterred by the thick gunk that smelled slightly like blood scraped the Starfall clean with gloved hands and the gusto of gold prospectors"I didn’t think there would be so much magnetite" Goldman said of the iron-rich mix of rocks and mud she heldAnything inorganic – sand slag and small rocks – went into five-gallon buckets Round pebbles sent the youths hollering for Hammergren’s attention With a jeweler’s loupe the astronomer examined the most promising spheres The pieces that passed this exam went into a plastic container for further studyNeither Hammergren nor Heck has officially confirmed a meteorite But several large buckets of sand and pebbles still need to be sieved Heck said he will examine the most likely candidates with microscopes and a chemical technique called Raman spectroscopy His laboratory tools can analyze meteorite grains as small as 3 nanometers in diameter he saidThe sub also snagged dozens of the tiny invasive mussels that conquered the lake bedThese were quagga mussels a species of European river clam that crossed the Atlantic by hiding in the ballast of container ships "When you say mussels you think of them attached to rocks" said recently retired NOAA biologist Thomas Nalepa who was not involved in the Aquarius Project and has studied mussels in the Great Lakes for decadesQuagga mussels are unusual clams at home in soft fluffy surfaces – exactly what the Aquarius Project team observed in this region of Lake Michigan (Willink called the bottom sediment "flocculent" meaning loosely clumped like sheep’s wool) Their slow metabolism and tolerance for cold allows them to thrive at depths other aquatic animals cannot endureEvery five years between 1995 and 2015 Nalepa and his colleagues sampled a hundred sites in Lake Michigan Between 2000 and 2005 the quagga mussels’ population boomed Now "there’s not a site that we sample that does not have the least some quagga mussels" he said Based on his work NOAA estimated there may be as many as 950 trillion quagga mussels in the lake Quagga mussels and their zebra mussel cousins may cost the United States up to $1 billion each year by clogging pipes and disrupting valuable ecosystemsMussels have spared no corner of the Great Lakes environment Between 2010 and 2015 the mass of quagga mussels in the lakes ballooned 17 percent Nalepa said as the older mussels grew larger The animals have filtered so many nutrients and released so much carbon dioxide they are changing the lake’s water chemistryThe mussels had only recently transformed Lake Michigan If the sub had filmed this area 40 years ago "none of this would be here" Willink said These transplants were combatants in an "invasive species Thunderdome" he said referring to the gladiatorial arena in the post-apocalyptic 1985 film "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"If quagga mussels are the Thunderdome champions the losers are small crustaceans called diporeia Scientists aren’t sure why they lost The shrimplike animals used to be everywhere a major component of the Great Lakes ecosystem They feed on floating organic bits; salmon and other fish species in turn feed on diporeia In many places the crustaceans vanished completely Nalepa said The Michigan Department of Natural Resources no longer stocks as much salmon in the lake because there’s so little for the fish to eatWillink predicted he would see scattered mussels But barely a patch of sand was visible beneath their tightly packed shells The Aquarius Project had confirmed the march of the mussels into this unexplored areaWith one discovery in its hat Aquarius Project will return to Lake Michigan to search for meteorites The students recently modified the Starfall to cruise faster over the miles of quagga mussels while staying low on the lake New students will join the program in 2019 picking up where the earlier 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