Unnao rape: NHRC notice to U.P. govt.

first_imgThe National Human Rights Commission issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the alleged harassment of the Unnao gangrape victim by State authorities, an NHRC statement said on Friday.Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report about the victim accusing the government of harassing and threatening her, the NHRC sought reports from the State Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police within four weeks.The victim had accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar and others of gangrape in 2017. According to a media report, the NHRC said, the victim and her family were being pressured to withdraw the case against Kuldeep Sengar.“The Commission has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, amount to serious issue of violation of the right to live with dignity of the victim and her family members. It is the responsibility of the State to ensure safe and secure environment for the victim of the sexual assault, her family members as well as the witnesses of the criminal act,” the NHRC statement read.‘Directions ignored’Indicting the State government, the NHRC observed that it seemed earlier directions given on April 10 “were ignored, otherwise the reports of harassment of the victim would have not come to the fore”.last_img read more

Neil Etheridge left out of Azkals’ AFC Asian Cup team

first_imgNeil Etheridge. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhil Younghusband and Stephan Schrock will lead the Philippines in its first AFC Asian Cup appearance, but goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who played a key role in the Azkals’ resurgence in the continent over the past few years, was surprisingly omitted from the 23-man squad announced late Thursday. Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson has assembled a veteran-laden squad with an average age of 28 for the continental showpiece event, where the Azkals will be in a challenging group that includes South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ 60-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon PLAY LIST 01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments The goalkeeper, who has played for the country 62 times, said it would have been “unfair” for him to take a spot of another player knowing that he will only be available for one match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid The players picked by Eriksson and his staff have 608 appearances for the national team between them with Phil and James Younghusband arguably the biggest names and with the most number of caps with 105 and 100, respectively. Paul Mulders is the oldest player in the side at 37 years old, while Patrick Strauss is the youngest at 22. Miguel Tanton, one of the top midfielders in the Philippines Football League, who signed with Ceres-Negros recently, was a surprise inclusion as he was not part of any of the squads in the buildup to the tournament. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I think we have formed a great group of players ready to represent the country in our biggest tournament yet,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami.Etheridge was left out of the squad as he can only commit to play for one match – against South Korea on Jan. 7 – with his English Premier League club Cardiff City locked in a tight battle to stay in the top flight in England. LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Giannis Antetokounmpo paces Bucks past Knicks to home-and-home sweep Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more

Fernando Alonso provisionally cleared for Chinese Grand Prix

first_imgMcLaren driver Fernando Alonso has been provisionally cleared by doctors to take part in this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix after fracturing a rib in a crash at the season-opening race in Australia.FIA doctors say the Spanish driver will have to undergo further medical tests after Friday’s first practice to ensure he’s fit enough to take part in the rest of the weekend.Alonso was forced to skip the Bahrain Grand Prix two weeks ago, but says he is no longer in pain and is feeling physically 100 percent.Alonso rammed into the back of Esteban Gutierrez’s car as the Mexican driver was breaking to make a corner at the Australian GP, causing his McLaren to hit the concrete barrier and flip over twice.last_img

Star NFL WR Has Suffered A Torn ACL

first_imgLos Angeles Rams helmet on the benchOAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: The Los Angeles Rams helmets on the bench during their game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)The Los Angeles Rams had a big win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, but it came with a costly loss.One of the Rams’ top offensive players, wide receiver Cooper Kupp, is reportedly done for the season.The 25-year-old wideout has reportedly suffered a torn ACL.ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter broke the news.“To no one’s surprise, Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp tore his ACL and is out for the season, per source,” he reports.To no one’s surprise, Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp tore his ACL and is out for the season, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 12, 2018Rams head coach Sean McVay had told reporters after his team’s win that Kupp’s injury didn’t look good, so Los Angeles was probably expecting this news.Still, it’s devastating for a team with Super Bowl hopes.The Rams improved to 9-1 with the win on Sunday. Los Angeles is set to play the Chiefs a week from tonight.last_img read more

Copa del Rey semi-final: Malcom strike rescues Barcelona against Real Madrid

first_img Next Copa del Rey semi-final: Malcom strike rescues Barcelona against Real MadridCopa del Rey semi-final, first leg: Brazilian Malcom, who started in place of Lionel Messi, curled home in the 58th minute to pull Barcelona level after Lucas Vazquez had fired Real Madrid ahead early on.advertisement Reuters BarcelonaFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 08:44 IST The second leg takes place on February 27 at the Santiago Bernabeu (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMalcom’s second half strike secured Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Copa del rey semi-final first legMalcom scored the equaliser in the 58th minute after Lucas Vazquez had fired Real Madrid ahead early onThe result leaves the Copa del Rey semi-final evenly poisedWinger Malcom’s second half strike secured Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid to leave the Copa del Rey semi-final evenly poised on Wednesday after the first leg.Brazilian Malcom, who started in place of Lionel Messi, curled home in the 58th minute to pull Barcelona level after Lucas Vazquez had fired Real Madrid ahead early on.Vazquez struck after just six minutes to silence the Nou Camp at the end of a slick team move, with Santiago Solari’s side impressing in the opening stages.However, Ivan Rakitic clipped the crossbar with a header as Barcelona fought for an equaliser and Malcom eventually found it when Luis Suarez’s shot rebounded to him off the post.Messi, who suffered a thigh injury at the weekend against Valencia, appeared for the final half hour but could not help champions Barcelona find a late winner.”Speaking generally, the draw was fair,” said Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets.”It was very even, everything will be decided in the second leg. There were chances for both sides to win the game. It’s 50-50, even though they’re at home.”The goal will give (Malcom) a lot in terms of confidence, we hope that everyone in the squad can help us.”Malcom has struggled for game time since joining from Bordeaux last July as he is behind Messi, Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho in the pecking order.However, Messi’s injury gave him the chance to impress and the 21-year-old was Barcelona’s liveliest player, always probing at Madrid’s defence.advertisementWednesday’s result would also have gone some way towards healing Real’s wounded pride as their last visit to the Nou Camp ended in a 5-1 La Liga thrashing last October in what turned out to be Julen Lopetegui’s final game in charge.”Both sides have the chance to go through,” said Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who made good saves from Suarez and Malcom.”It was a good game. Everyone on the team worked hard when we needed to and we played well too.”The second leg takes place on February 27 at the Santiago Bernabeu.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Real MadridFollow BarcelonaFollow Copa del Reylast_img read more

FDI Jumps 66 Per Cent

first_imgForeign Direct Investments (FDI) into Jamaica swelled to US $362 million last year, representing a 66 per cent increase over the US$218 million in inflows for 2011.The information is contained in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) ‘World Investment Report 2013’, which was officially launched on Wednesday, June 26, at JAMPRO’s New Kingston offices.The figure represents steady growth since 2010, even while the figure remains below the annual average of some US$800 million between 2005 to 2007 and US$500 million in 2009.JAMPRO Chairman, Milton Samuda, attributed the increase in FDIs to investments in the major growth industries that JAMPRO has been aggressively promoting such as the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and tourism sectors.“Last year alone witnessed two major investments in BPO – Sutherland Global and Hinduja. The tourism sector also benefited from the entry of a new brand in our market, Memories White Sand,” he informed.He noted that the report also revealed that for the first time ever, developing countries attracted more FDIs than developed countries, accounting for 52 per cent of inflows. Developing economies also generated almost one third of global FDI outflows, continuing a steady upward trend.Mr. Samuda noted that despite the increase, “we must remain vigilant in shaping and attracting the type of investments that will always augur best for our country’s development. We still have much work to do to reach and surpass our FDI levels in the pre-economic crisis years,” he said.The JAMPRO Chairman also posited that the country needs policies that attract Transnational Corporations (TNCs) “so that we can become integrated into their value chains”. TNCs account for 80 per cent of global trade, the UNCTAD report said.“We also need to develop products and services that will serve TNCs, whether or not they seek to come to our shores,” Mr. Samuda said.Acting JAMPRO President, Wendy Lyttle, who gave an overview of the global investment flows into the country in 2012, noted that FDIs facilitated by JAMPRO resulted in the creation of almost 8,000 jobs across a number of sectors but primarily in the BPOs.She pointed to several major projects including: Sutherland Global Services, which established operations last year at the University of the West and created 300 jobs with prospects for 3,000 more in three years; and Hinduja Global, which generated 500 jobs with another 3,000 to come on stream.She further cited Vistaprint, which completed a 100,000 square feet facility in the Montego Bay Free Zone at a value of US $25 million; Columbus Communications, which undertook major expansion and upgrade valued at US$20 million; the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company’s construction of a hydro electric plant in St. Elizabeth; and Memories Resorts contribution to inflows in the tourism sector and creation of 150 jobs.Ms. Lyttle also pointed out that FDI project inflows were recorded in three main sectors – primary industry, manufacturing and services.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

Liberal minister urges Conservatives to kick Sen Lynn Beyak out of caucus

first_imgOTTAWA – If the Conservatives are committed to First Nations reconciliation, they need to show the door to a senator who’s urging Indigenous Peoples to “trade your status card” and practice their culture on their own dime, says a prominent Liberal cabinet minister.Carolyn Bennett, the government’s Crown-Indigenous relations minister, made the comments about Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak during the daily question period Tuesday in response to a question from a Liberal back bench.“The senator’s ongoing, offensive comments regarding Indigenous people are ill-informed, hurtful, and simply wrong,” Bennett said.“These disturbing views expressed by a sitting parliamentarian undermine progress toward reconciliation.”Beyak no longer has a role in the Conservative caucus, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said earlier this week, but he stopped short of forcing her out, urging her to do so herself if she doesn’t endorse his policy of positivity and inclusiveness.He said he didn’t agree with her comments and that she didn’t speak for the party or the caucus.Beyak rose to notoriety in the spring by saying there were positives that came out of Canada’s residential school system which were ignored by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.Those comments ultimately prompted Scheer’s predecessor, former interim leader Rona Ambrose, to remove her from the Senate’s aboriginal affairs committee.Beyak landed in hot water again this month when she posted a letter on her Senate website saying she had received tons of support for her position on residential schools over the summer, and that it was time for a major change.“Trade your status card for a Canadian citizenship, with a fair and negotiated payout to each Indigenous man, woman and child in Canada, to settle all the outstanding land claims and treaties, and move forward together just like the leaders already do in Ottawa,” she wrote.“All Canadians are then free to preserve their cultures in their own communities, on their own time, with their own dime.”First Nations people are already Canadian citizens.Beyak’s letter said she was paraphrasing from the 1969 white paper by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and then-indian affairs minister Jean Chretien, which called for abolishing the Indian Act and assimilating all Aboriginal Peoples.Calls for Beyak’s ouster are a form of censorship, Conservative MP Tony Clement said after question period.“I’m going to disagree with her, for sure, but I think we should be beyond the stage where we are shaming people into silence by those kinds of activities,” he said.“I think the best thing to do is disagree with someone with facts and evidence. That’s the best way to deal with this.”Beyak’s letter prompted the mayors of both Winnipeg and Edmonton to call on her to resign her Senate seat.Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas added his name to the list of people who want Beyak out of the upper chamber, calling her comments “blatantly ignorant and outright offensive” — especially from a senator.— Follow @mrabson on Twitterlast_img read more

G7 labour ministers look to set plan for tech disruption in workforce

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canadian ministers hosting a group of G7 counterparts in Montreal have begun crafting cross-border policies that would help and reassure workers caught in the churn of a dramatically evolving labour market.The most recent estimates provided at the two-day meeting that started Tuesday suggest that up to 15 per cent of jobs in the G7 could disappear because of automation over the next two decades.Automation is expected to generate demand for both high-skilled and low-skilled occupations, resulting in “a hollowing of the middle” marked by declines in jobs requiring a mid-range level of skill, according to details the OECD provided to officials in attendance.Despite high government talk of automation, artificial intelligence and innovation, not everyone has — or will — feel the benefit of the technological changes, said Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains. He said governments want to find ways to clearly demonstrate how “innovation” spending can help the majority of citizens, such as how digital infrastructure advances could help rural and remote communities.A senior European Union official echoed Bains’ words, suggesting the G7 needed to encourage use of artificial intelligence to improve daily lives while affirming the importance of privacy and accountability to maintain trust with workers. Britain’s envoy to Canada highlighted her country’s contribution to the talks in a report focusing on the need to use “genuine innovation” to solve “real-world issues.”“This G7 isn’t about economic growth, it’s also about equality,” Bains said in an interview ahead of the Montreal meeting.“That’s really what innovation is about. We sometimes get really focused on technology and gadgets. I think it’s really important to realize the benefits of innovation.”The Liberals have looked to calm domestic nerves through spending on skills training programs to ensure the programs are “available at any stage or age” so displaced workers can land new jobs, said Labour Minister Patty Hajdu, who is co-hosting the meeting with Bains. But the programs are “not going to be for everyone,” she said, such as older workers nearing retirement age, a growing cohort in this country.Canada has one of the youngest populations in the G7, even as it rapidly ages as more people hit retirement age with fewer replacement workers available as a result of low birth rates. Statistics Canada predicts that the proportion of seniors could, by 2031, equal the level now seen in Japan, which has the oldest population in the G7 with one-quarter of people over age 65.“One of the conversations that keeps coming up at these G7 and G20 meetings is the idea of how to help workers transition (to jobs or retirement) and that there is some fairness and equity in that transition. So we’re very focused on that,” Hajdu said in an interview ahead of the meeting.The Liberals have put their future bets on programs to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields for students, and a program known as CanCode aimed at teaching coding and digital skills to one million students. Bains and Hajdu are touting the measures as they seek matching policies from other G7 nations so the widest number of people possible benefit from technological changes.The two-day meeting on the future of work is one of several Canada will hold this year ahead of the G7 leaders summit in early June in Charlevoix, Que.Hajdu and Bains opened the meeting by outlining the extent of coming technological change, like automation, that could displace workers, as well as the need to craft policies to prepare workers for new jobs.One dominant theme of their remarks was that no one should hold back in talks about dealing with the rise of the “gig” economy — defined by more temporary or freelance jobs — and digital tools that let companies hire workers anywhere in the world.Top federal officials have been wrestling for years with how to deal with such changes and meet the government’s stated goal of “inclusive growth.”A document prepared for a top official at Employment and Social Development Canada last year argued for more flexibility in the social safety net to smooth out the “unemployment risk and unstable earnings” that come with the gig economy.The briefing note from May 2017 also noted a downward shift in unionization rates that “contribute to rising inequality” because unionized workers earn, on average, $4 more per hour than their non-union counterparts. “Civic and political participation” and “level of reliance on basic labour standards” could also be affected by the shift, it adds.The Canadian Press obtained a copy of the document under the Access to Information Act.In the interview, Hajdu didn’t say if Canada would look for new policies to increase unionization rates, but instead pointed to legislation approved last year that repealed Conservative-era policies around financial disclosure rules for unions and unionization rules.— With files from Ross Marowits in Montreal.last_img read more

US hails WTO rulings in dolphinsafe tuna tiff with Mexico

first_imgGENEVA — The U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization has welcomed two rulings that backed the United States in a long-running dispute with Mexico over U.S. “dolphin safe” tuna labeling.The Trump administration has repeatedly criticized the WTO appellate body that delivered the rulings, and has thwarted efforts to appoint new members to it.A WTO panel formally adopted Friday the rulings last month that found U.S. tuna-labeling measures in line with Washington’s commitments to the trade organization.While welcoming the decision, Ambassador Dennis Shea voiced disappointment that it had taken “more than a decade to resolve.”Alluding to Mexico’s concerns, Shea lamented that the U.S. “was forced to expend considerable resources over nearly a decade trying to defend successfully what was always an environmental measure with no element of protectionism.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 3.53 points to 15,176.25.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 46.23 points to 22,249.81.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 0.67 of a point to 2,496.29.The Nasdaq composite index was up 13.58 points to 6,442.66.The Canadian dollar was trading at 81.94 cents US, down from Thursday’s average price of 81.98 cents US.

Centre has not received any proposal from Delhi government

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre has not received any proposal from the AAP government on providing free rides to women in the Delhi Metro, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said on Thursday. “No, Sir,” said Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri to a written question by TMC MP Saugata Roy in Lok Sabha on whether the Union government has any proposal for free rides for women in Delhi Metro Train. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us When asked whether the government of Delhi has requested and sent any proposal in this regard to the Union government for approval, Puri said,”No, Sir.” The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had earlier this month announced that women would get to ride the Delhi Metro and DTC buses free of cost. Reacting to this, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the DMRC has submitted a proposal regarding the scheme to his government and that he was committed to provide free metro rides to women. “On our request, Del Metro has submitted its proposal. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us In principle, their proposal is agreeable to us. However, Delhi govt is studying its details. I repeat that, as announced, Delhi govt is committed to provide free metro rides to women,” Kejriwal tweeted. Delhi government official Nagendra Sharma also said that providing free rides to women is the proposal of the Delhi government and it will bear the cost by paying directly to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). “It is a Delhi government proposal and the Delhi government will bear the cost and paying directly to the DMRC. TMC MP’s Q was whether Centre has any proposal! Please do not be confused,” he tweeted.last_img read more

G20 Summit IndiaRussia deal for S400 missile didnt figure

first_imgOsaka: India on Friday said its decision to purchase S-400 missile defence system from Russia did not figure during the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump though they discussed ways to step up the bilateral military cooperation. The S-400 is known as Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system. China was the first foreign buyer to seal a government-to-government deal with Russia in 2014 for the system. India and Russia signed a USD 5 billion S-400 air defence system deal in October last year. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Modi, who is in Osaka, Japan for the G-20 Summit, met with Trump shortly after the Japan-America-India trilateral meeting during which Modi highlighted “the importance India attaches to” the grouping. This was Modi’s first meeting with Trump after the BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary election. The meeting assumes significance as Trump, championing his ‘America First’ policy, has been a vocal critic of India for levying “tremendously high” duties on US products. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that India purchasing S-400 missile defence system from Russia did not come up during the talks between the two leaders. “This was a very open and productive meeting. The two leaders had a very warm discussion. President Trump congratulated Prime Minister Modi on his victory and Prime Minister in particular noted that Trump had sent a very warm letter to him through Secretary of State (Mike) Pompeo,” he said. Four issues were taken up during the bilateral meeting. Advertise With Us “The issues were related to Iran, 5G, trade and defence relations. As far as Iran was concerned, the Prime Minister outlined our energy concerns as well as concerns regarding peace and stability in the region,” Gokhale said. “The Prime Minister pointed out that although Iran supplies 11 per cent of India’s energy, India has reduced oil imports from Iran… despite this affecting the Indian economy, we have been able to sustain this position and we also had our diaspora in the region, we have energy requirements in the region, we have economic interest in the region, therefore it is in India’s fundamental interest to maintain peace and stability in the region,” he said. Modi also recalled that India has deployed some of the Indian Navy ships in the region to protect the Indian flagged vessels passing through the Gulf, Gokhale said. The President expressed his hope that the oil prices will remain stable, he talked about what the US was doing to ensure that stability is maintained in the Gulf that oil prices were stable, the Foreign Secretary said, adding that both sides also agreed that they will remain in touch on the issue of Iran and how to ensure regional peace and stability. The US in the past has warned that New Delhi’s deal to procure the lethal missile system from Moscow will have “serious implications” on India-US defence ties.last_img read more

Crows found able to distinguish between human voices

first_img Explore further Crows are capable of distinguishing symbols, study finds More information: You sound familiar: carrion crows can differentiate between the calls of known and unknown heterospecifics, Animal Cognition, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s10071-012-0508-8AbstractIn group-living animals, it is adaptive to recognize conspecifics on the basis of familiarity or group membership as it allows association with preferred social partners and avoidance of competitors. However, animals do not only associate with conspecifics but also with heterospecifics, for example in mixed-species flocks. Consequently, between-species recognition, based either on familiarity or even individual recognition, is likely to be beneficial. The extent to which animals can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar heterospecifics is currently unclear. In the present study, we investigated the ability of eight carrion crows to differentiate between the voices and calls of familiar and unfamiliar humans and jackdaws. The crows responded significantly more often to unfamiliar than familiar human playbacks and, conversely, responded more to familiar than unfamiliar jackdaw calls. Our results provide the first evidence that birds can discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar heterospecific individuals using auditory stimuli. © 2012 Phys.Org (Phys.org) — Researchers at the University of Vienna have discovered that carrion crows are able to distinguish between familiar and unknown human voices. They also found, as they write in their paper published in the journal Animal Cognition, that the birds are able to do the same with other birds outside of their species, though they react in different ways. Suspecting that crows, which are among the smartest of all birds, are able to tell the difference between people they know and those they don’t based on voice alone, the team set up an experiment to find out. They recorded the voices of five people who care for a group of carrion crows living in the university’s aviary, speaking the word “hey.” They then recorded the voices of five other people who the birds had never heard, speaking the same word. Later, when the recordings were played back for the birds, the researchers noted that the crows responded much more clearly to the unfamiliar voices, turning to look right away, investigating its source. The team suggests this is because crows see humans as a potential threat and thus any voice they hear that they can’t identify needs to be paid special attention.Wondering if the birds displayed similar tendencies when interacting with other animals besides humans, the team repeated the experiment using bird calls instead of human voices. Because carrion crows tend to live and interact with other birds in the crow family, the team recorded calls from jackdaws and magpies, both of which are also considered highly intelligent. This time, when they played back the recordings for the carrion crows, they got the opposite reaction. The birds responded more clearly to the calls of other birds that they’d heard many times as opposed to calls from birds they’d never heard before. In this instance, the researchers suggest that the carrion crows on occasion team up with other such birds in cooperative efforts to find food or sound the alarm when threats are identified. This confirms prior work by other groups that had found that corvids (birds in the crow family) tend to work purposely with some birds when foraging, while ignoring others.The team suggests that the behaviors exhibited by the carrion crows in the experiments likely help crows survive in both their natural environment and in those they share with human beings. Citation: Crows found able to distinguish between human voices (2012, May 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-crows-distinguish-human-voices.html Corvus brachyrhynchos or Corvus caurinus. Image: Wikipedia. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

New York New York – Reported by Elite Traveler t

first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineBeginning this June, an unprecedented number of visitors will be traveling to South Africa for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Cape Grace, considered Cape Town’s leading hotel, is offering an opportunity to get in on the excitement before the crowds arrive with a three-day package that is jam-packed with Cape Town insider tips, guest favorites and brand-new services.Since 1996, Cape Grace has been voted “Best Hotel in Cape Town,” “Best Hotel in Africa” and “Best Hotel in the World.” The service excellence at Cape Grace is the envy of most of the world’s luxury hotels. It is this dedication and understanding of its guests that allows Cape Grace to personalize guest experiences.Travelers can experience the excitement of South Africa in 2010 with:-Three nights bed and breakfast in a luxury room -Harbor cruise on Cape Grace’s own luxury yacht, Spirit of the Cape -Beach picnic on trendy Camps Bay Beach -Cable car up and rappel/hike down Table Mountain -Tour of local Constantia wineries in motorcycle sidecar -Helicopter flip over Table Mountainwww.capegrace.comlast_img read more

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