22 cachalots meurent échoués sur une plage de Tasmanie

first_img22 cachalots meurent échoués sur une plage de Tasmanie Samedi soir près de Strahan sur l’île australienne de Tasmanie, 22 cachalots se sont échoués à Ocean Beach. Lundi, les autorités ont annoncé que les cétacés étaient morts mais qu’une tentative de sauvetage était toujours en cours pour aider deux autres cachalots coincés dans le port.C’est un spectacle navrant auquel ont assisté ce week-end les habitants d’Ocean Beach près de Strahan, sur la côte nord-ouest de Tasmanie. Samedi dans la soirée, un groupe de 22 cachalots s’est approché dangereusement de la côte et est venue s’échouer sur une des plages de Macquarie Harbour. Ajouté à cela, quatre autres cétacés sont entrés dans le port et ont été coincés par un banc de sable, tandis que deux baleines de Minke (petits rorquals) se sont également échouées non loin, précise l’AFP.Mais malgré une intervention rapide des équipes de sauveteurs, le bilan annoncé lundi s’est révélé désastreux. Les 22 cachalots échoués sont morts, tout comme les deux baleines. Toutefois, deux des quatre cétacés piégés dans le port ont été dégagés et sont repartis vers le large. Quant aux deux autres, ils étaient toujours coincés lundi, notamment en raison de mauvaises conditions météorologiques qui ont handicapé les secours dépêchés sur place. “Les cachalots sont si gros qu’ils ne peuvent pas être simplement tirés par des sauveteurs. Nous avons conçu un filet spécial, attaché à deux bateaux, qui se glisse sous le corps de la baleine, nous permettant ainsi de la tirer hors de danger”, a expliqué Chris Arthur, un des responsables des services des Parcs et de la vie sauvage. “Cette méthode, qu’on utilise pour les gros animaux, est très efficace”, a t-il également précisé cité par l’AFP avant de confier : “nous espérons que les conditions vont s’améliorer au cours des prochains jours”. À lire aussiQuand des vacanciers secourent un banc entier de dauphins échoué au BrésilEn effet, tout n’est pas perdu pour les deux cachalots, tandis que ce spécialiste estime qu’ils peuvent survivre plusieurs jours dans ces conditions, si l’on prend soin d’eux. Néanmoins, une autre difficulté va se présenter : celle d’aider les cétacés à franchir un passage très étroit, long de 25 mètres, menant au large et appelé Hells Gates (Portes de l’enfer), a relevé le responsable.Des échouages fréquents Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’un tel incident se produit autour de la Tasmanie : en 2007, les experts animaliers avaient déjà secouru, avec succès, sept cachalots coincés au même endroit, rappelle l’AFP. Mais les raisons de l’échouage des animaux restent flous. Chris Arthur suppose qu’ils ont été pris dans le ressac et que leurs voies de respiration ont été bloqués par du sable. Une cause que pourra peut être confirmer les échantillons prélevés sur les 22 cadavres de cachalots qui, trop lourds, ne seront pas rejetés à la mer. Le 14 novembre 2011 à 11:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Trois écologistes sinfiltrent à bord dun navire protégeant les baleiniers japonais

first_imgTrois écologistes s’infiltrent à bord d’un navire protégeant les baleiniers japonaisTrois militants australiens de l’ONG Forest Rescue Australia qui lutte contre la chasse à la baleine, se sont hissés à bord d’un navire protégeant les baleiniers japonais dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche avant d’être arrêtés.Il y a peu, le Japon a entamé sa campagne annuelle de chasse à la baleine. Une pratique qui serait interdite par la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI) si le pays ne prétendait pas poursuivre cette pratique au nom de la “recherche scientifique” sur les cétacés. Le Japon profite ainsi de la tolérance du CBI pour envoyer chaque année ses baleiniers à la chasse aux cétacés et en ramener de nombreux spécimens prisés pour la matière et les sources de revenus qu’ils représentent. En effet, ces mammifères possèdent une quantité importante de protéines et de graisse. L’huile de cachalot sert notamment pour le chauffage, l’éclairage mais aussi comme lubrifiant pour les machines à grande vitesse. Enfin, les chaires de la baleine peuvent être utilisées pour fabriquer des produits cosmétiques. Face à cette pratique souvent considérée comme une chasse commerciale déguisée, de nombreuses associations poursuivent les baleiniers japonais afin d’empêcher leurs opérations. Le Japon avait d’ailleurs décidé d’interrompre prématurément sa campagne de pêche à la baleine dans l’Antarctique l’hiver dernier, à la suite des pressions menées par l’association de défense de l’environnement Sea Shepherd qui poursuit chaque année les navires pour perturber leurs activités. Cette fois-ci, ce sont trois militants australiens qui sont parvenus à se hisser à bord du Shona Maru No.2, un bateau de surveillance japonais. Cette opération faisait suite à des dommages causés à la coque du navire écologiste, Brigitte Bardot, dans la poursuite du navire japonais Nisshin Maru à environ 2.400 kilomètres au sud-ouest de l’Australie. Forest Rescue a indiqué que ses militants voulaient ainsi empêcher le Shona Maru de se lancer à la poursuite du Steve Irwin, un bateau de l’organisation écologiste Sea Shepherd.Les 3 écologistes risquent des poursuites À lire aussiUn satellite destiné à faire pleuvoir des météores sur commande va être envoyé dans l’espaceTrès rapidement arrêtés, les militants australiens sont pour l’heure toujours entre les mains des Japonais et pourraient être présentés devant la justice du pays. “Nous espérons qu’on n’en arrivera pas là, mais il faut regarder les précédents pour considérer comme vraisemblable que ces trois Australiens seront conduits au Japon. L’arrestation s’est produit dans la zone économique exclusive de l’Australie mais pas dans les eaux territoriales australiennes. Nous sommes en discussion et nous espérons avoir l’opportunité, très bientôt, de nous assurer de leur sûreté et de leur bien-être”, a expliqué la ministre australienne de la Justice Nicola Roxon.De son côté, le Japon a déclaré à l’ambassade australienne regretter de telles activités d’obstruction et demandé des efforts à l’Australie pour empêcher que cela se reproduise, selon un responsable du ministère de la Pêche.Le 9 janvier 2012 à 13:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

6 ans et déjà inscrit sur Facebook

first_img6 ans et déjà inscrit sur FacebookUne étude dévoile des chiffres incroyables qui tendraient à confirmer la prise d’importance des réseaux sociaux dans notre quotidien. Les chiffres sont éloquents….Saviez-vous, par exemple, que 4% des enfants ayant un compte sur Facebook auraient 6 ans voire moins que cela ?C’est Minor Monitor, une société spécialisé dans la protection des mineurs sur Facebook, qui vient de pointer du doigt ce problème. Grâce à son étude réalisée auprès de 1.000 parentsaméricains, dont les enfants sont présents sur le réseau social, on découvre que 38% des enfants auraient moins de 13 ans (âge minimum demandé sur le site). 4% d’entre eux n’auraient même pas 6 ans (6% pour les 7 à 8 ans, 19% pour les 11 à 12 ans) !Ensuite, cette étude interrogent les parents sur la sécurité et leurs craintes du réseau social de Mark Zuckerberg: 74% se disent concernés par la sécurité de leurs enfants sur le site. Plusde la moitié (56%) redoute des désaxés sexuels qui rechercheraient des proies sur Facebook, ou encore le harcèlement (41%) et l’usurpation d’identité (29%).Si la plupart de ces personnes interrogées disent surveiller d’une manière ou d’une autre (en devant “ami” avec leurs enfants sur Facebook par exemple), 17% laissent surfer totalement librement leurs progénitures sur ce fameux réseau social.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Si ces chiffres ciblent exclusivement un échantillon américain, ils sont tout de même inquiétants, étant donné tous ce qu’il peut se passer et ce que l’on peut rencontrer sur Internet…Notamment à travers les réseaux sociaux. Pour plus de sécurité, il ne suffit évidemment pas de devenir “ami” avec son enfant pour croire surveiller ses activités, notamment à cause des messages privés. Une vigilance efficace et contextuelle de son enfant et de son réseau “réel” reste nécessaire. Quant à cette étude, ses chiffres témoignent d’un état de fait qu’il serait intéressant de comparer avec le comportement d’autres pays. Elle pourrait alors avoir un rôle de vigie sur le phénomène.Le 13 avril 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dailymotion est prêt à lancer son service dabonnement pour les enfants Kids

first_imgDailymotion est prêt à lancer son service d’abonnement pour les enfants Kids PlusAprès la vidéo à la demande, les plateformes en ligne se mettent à la vidéo à la demande par abonnement (SVoD). Dailymotion s’apprête ainsi à inaugurer Kids Plus, son service de SVoD pour les enfants, à moins de 5 euros par mois. Si l’opération se révèle être un succès, d’autres offres thématiques suivront.Qui a dit qu’internet n’était pas fait pour les enfants ? La plateforme de vidéos en ligne Dailymotion, filiale du groupe Orange, s’apprête à sortir dans les jours qui viennent Kids Plus, une offre de vidéos à la demande par abonnement (SVoD en anglais) pour les enfants. Cette première tentative, qui va coûter 4,49 euros par mois, est illimitée et sans engagement. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le site avait déjà mis en place un système de vidéos à la demande payantes avec des programmes de France Télévisions et compte tester la SVoD avant d’ouvrir d’autres chaines thématiques ciblées. “Sur ce marché, il y a deux stratégies possibles, a expliqué aux Echos Martin Rogard, vice-président exécutif de Dailymotion. Celle de Canal+, qui propose une offre globale puis rajoute des chaînes autour, et la nôtre ou celle de Free, qui proposent des thématiques.” De l’inspecteur Gadget aux Bisounours Plus d’un millier de programmes seront proposés. Pour réunir un beau stock de vidéos, Dailymotion s’est associé à divers sociétés, en particulier la canadienne Cookie Jar qui détient un très vaste catalogue de dessins animés dont l’inspecteur Gadget, les Bisounours, Arthur, Horseland… Pour l’instant seules les versions en français sont concernées, mais le site vise à diversifier son offre si l’abonnement fonctionne bien en France, Belgique, Suisse… Une version mobile pour smartphones est également prévue pour la fin de l’année, ce qui suppose une sortie imminente.Le 15 décembre 2012 à 15:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Une pyramide vieille de 5000 ans détruite par des vandales au Pérou

first_imgUne pyramide vieille de 5.000 ans détruite par des vandales au PérouLe ministère péruvien de la Culture a déclaré que le site archéologique El Paraiso avait été vandalisé. Une pyramide de six mètres de hauteur vieille de 5.000 ans a été complètement détruite.Depuis décembre 2012, le Pérou a entamé des travaux destinés à mettre en valeur le site archéologique d’El Paraíso, le plus grand et le plus ancien de Lima et de la côte centrale du Pérou. Ce site qui contient de nombreuses ruines a permis de découvrir, en février, une plaque associée à la tradition religieuse précolombienne qui serait vieille de quelque 5.000 ans. D’après les spécialistes, ces constructions auraient même été des modèles pour les techniques de construction postérieures aux cultures pré-incas puis incas. Mais aujourd’hui, c’est une nouvelle bien plus triste qui est parvenue de ce site exceptionnel. Samedi, ce dernier a été victime de vandales qui ont saccagé El Paraiso et ont détruit un élément précieux du site. “Un groupe de délinquants s’est introduit à bord d’une excavatrice et a détruit une pyramide qui avait six mètres de haut et 2.500 m² de superficie, appelée secteur 12”, a déclaré le ministère de la culture péruvien dans un communiqué. D’après les informations relayées, les malfaiteurs auraient ensuite déversé des ordures sur le site avant d’y mettre le feu, soit disant pour le nettoyer. Un acte commandité par une société immobilière À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il semblerait même que les vandales aient eu ensuite l’intention de détruire d’autres pyramides, mais la police est intervenue et les a fait fuir, rapporte l’AFP. Les premiers éléments de l’enquête ont révélé que l’acte aurait été commandité par une société immobilière qui aurait agi avec la complicité d’une famille de la région. Le ministère a indiqué que la destruction de ces monuments, lesquels font partie du patrimoine culturel de la Nation, était passible d’une peine allant jusqu’à huit ans de prison. Au centre du site se trouve une construction de pierre en terrasse qui a été découverte en 1965 par l’archéologue français Frédéric Engel.Le 3 juillet 2013 à 14:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sony STEM Toy Koov Launches in Japan

first_imgStay on target NASA Invites U.S. Students to Name Mars 2020 RoverLego’s New Boost Coding Kits Let You Build and Control R2-D2 Sony knows it’s never too early to teach kids to code.The electronics giant is releasing its first robotics kit for next-generation innovators.Koov, a modular system that helps creators of all ages (but mostly children) bring their imagination to life, has been on display in Sony stores in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka all month. Shoppers in Japan can get their hands on the new product starting Feb. 18.Pricing has not yet been announced. And there is no word on when (or if) Koov will reach US shelves.“With Koov you can play with blocks and sensors to make fantastic creations,” the Sony Global Education website said. “Learn coding skills with fun, interactive tutorials to put inventions in motion, then share your ideas with other young innovators across the globe.”Sony Global EducationIntroduced in March 2016, the STEM learning toy brings to mind Lego Mindstorms’ programmable robotics construction set which, like Koov, is relatively simple to use, but can produce incredibly complex designs.Seven kinds of translucent blocks can be assembled into any shape, which is controlled like a robot. Sony’s Scratch-like drag-and-drop coding system makes it easy for kids to learn and create; Koov automates finished instructions for the digital blocks to follow.The kit is Sony Global Education’s first offering under the STEM101 curriculum, developed as an “innovative way” to teach science, technology, engineering, and math in primary schools around the world.“As rapid changes in technology and the climate give rise to an increasingly complicated modern society, more and more problems are turning into truly global issues,” Sony Global Education said last year. “These problems demand solutions, and knowledge alone cannot solve them.“Rather, the ability to utilize one’s knowledge to work through a problem and come up with a solution is what is key, perhaps more so than ever,” the company added.last_img read more

Lets Dig Inside Loot Gamings Booty Box Yarr

first_img The Best Wonder Wharf Prizes for Bob’s Burgers FansOpen The Nick Box from CultureFly, Get Amazing Hat Loot Gaming’s July crate is pirate-themed! Well, treasure-themed. Broadly tropical materialism themed. The crate’s theme is BOOTY, and that means seafaring, swashbuckling, and gold-plundering. Loot Crate sent us the BOOTY Loot Gaming crate, and here’s what’s inside.The box itself can be turned inside-out to become a pirate’s chest. This feels like the fourth or fifth Loot Crate box to fold into a classic treasure chest, but I’m not complaining. They’re nice cardboard boxes, and the designs make them reusable and attractive compared with the plain black of the shipped box or the plain brown of most boxes. The crate includes four items, all of them pretty nice and big (no stickers, mini-posters, or keychains to serve as filler).Let’s start with the Loot Crate Screen Shots figurine of Edward Kenway from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. This is the first Screen Shots figure to not be Halo-related, and as someone who really liked Black Flag and never cared much about Halo, that’s pretty rad. Edward looks a little bit too cute and comic-like for my tastes, but it’s a neat pose and a nice desk or shelf decoration.Keeping the pirate theme, the Loot Gaming crate features a Sea of Thieves beach towel. Not much to say! It’s a beach towel with a design on one side. It’s soft and perfectly functional to spread out on a table, though for actually drying anything it feels a little bit thin and not particularly absorbent. Nice design, though!Nathan Drake isn’t a pirate, but he does go around stealing a lot of stuff (sorry, treasure hunting), so he counts for the crate. This Uncharted wallet/card holder is faux-leather and features a metal replica of his coin with its own slot in the wallet.Then there’s Crash Bandicoot. He isn’t a pirate, doesn’t really fight pirates, and he opens boxes instead of chests. Still, he’s tropical-themed, so here’s a shirt highlighting N. Sanity Beach, the first level of the first game. Also, Crash Bandicoot was never a very good game series, and he’s a dumb mascot. Fight me.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

MIT Camera Could Let SelfDriving Cars See Around Corners

first_img Self-driving cars, like people, are limited by their line of sight. But while humans have developed fixes—my favorite: the shapely periscope—smart vehicles still struggle to see around corners.So, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) created an imaging system that uses light reflections to detect objects in a hidden scene.Imagine you’re walking down an L-shaped hallway, where your friend is pacing around the corner. He or she reflects a small amount of light onto the ground—nearly invisible to the naked eye—creating a sort of fuzzy shadow, or “penumbra.”By filming those reflections and magnifying the colors, MIT’s “CornerCameras” system reveals changes in the lighting. Those changes are then used to construct a series of one-dimensional images, stitched together to reveal details about the unseen body.“Even though those objects aren’t actually visible to the camera, we can look at how their movements affect the penumbra to determine where they are and where they’re going,” Katherine Bouman, lead author on a paper about the system, said in a statement.“In this way, we show that walls and other obstructions with edges can be exploited as naturally occurring ‘cameras’ that reveal the hidden scenes beyond them,” she continued.The technology—which works in a wide range of indoor and outdoor environments and with off-the-shelf cameras—could prove useful to firefights looking for people in burning builders and motorists detecting pedestrians in their blind spots.“If a little kid darts into the street, a driver might not be able to react in time,” Bouman said. “While we’re not there yet, a technology like this could one day be used to give drivers a few seconds of warning time and help in a lot of life-or-death situations.”Not yet ready for primetime, CSAIL’s CornerCameras system must overcome obstacles like low or changing light conditions and a weakening signal as it moves away from the corner.The team will soon test their tech on a wheelchair, in hopes of eventually adapting it for various types of vehicle, including autonomous cars.The full study—written by Bouman, with MIT professors Bill Freeman, Antonio Torralba, Greg Wornell, and Fredo Durand, master’s student Vickie Ye, and PhD student Adam Yedidia—is available online. Bouman will present the work at this month’s International Conference on Computer Vision in Italy.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Machine Learning Estimates Risk of Cardiovascular DeathMIT’s Color-Changing Ink Lets You Customize Shoes, Phone Cases Stay on targetlast_img read more

Were Getting More Firefly In Book Form

first_img The Firefly 2 is a God Among VapesGotham Is More Fun When the Villains Team Up Stay on target Ever since Firefly became a leaf on the wind, there’s been something missing from our lives. It’s been 15 years since Joss Whedon’s sci-fi western was cancelled for the crime of, well, being a good TV show on Fox at the turn of the millennium. If you don’t remember how ridiculous things got back the, Fox had a reputation for airing creative, experimental, critically acclaimed shows, and then cancelling them after one season. Firefly was one of them. It was an unapologetic cowboy western tale set in space. It followed a crew of outlaws, led by a disillusioned captain who had fought in a doomed rebellion. It had an engrossing story with tons of potential, hard-hitting action, and the snarky wit you expect from a Whedon production. After it was cancelled, Whedon made Serenity which gave the story some closure. Unfortunately, it didn’t perform at the box office, and that, we thought, was the end of Firefly.Now, we’re getting new adventures from the crew of the Serenity. Entertainment Weekly reports that Titan Books is putting out a series of new canonical adventures set in the Firefly universe. Whedon will serve as consulting editor for the new book series, which will debut this fall with Firefly: Big Damn Hero by Nancy Holder. EW reported details of the first three books and they all sound exactly like classic Firefly. Big Damn Hero has Captain Mal being captured by bitter veteran Browncoats, the name of the rebel group Mal was a part of in the failed revolution. The second book is called Firefly: The Magnificent Nine, and will follow the crew to a desert moon after Jayne gets a message from an ex. That one releases in March of 2019. The third book, coming out a year after the first one, is called Firefly: Generations. In that one the crew will find one of the Ancient Ark ships that allowed humans to colonize the ‘Verse, but River has a bad feeling about it. Typically, you want to listen to River’s bad feelings.These aren’t the first new Firefly stories to come out since Serenity. Comics, as they always do, came to fans’ rescue. Dark Horse Comics, published multiple miniseries and one-shots set in the ‘Verse. From the sounds of things though, these novels are going to be a lot more expansive. A second season will likely never happen at this point, as all the actors have gone on to do other things. This book series sounds like the closest we’ll get to another season. Hey, I’m not going to complain about new Firefly, no matter what form it comes in. Those three books sound like they’d make great episodes, and I can’t wait to devour them. I only wonder when they’re going to take place. If it’s before Serenity, then we’d get to see the whole crew together again. If it’s after… I mean, I want to see where the story goes after the events of the movie, but… I don’t know if I can handle a Firefly without Wash.Whether he’s there or not, we can all dive back into the world of Firefly when the first book releases this October. I guess we’ll just have to sing the theme song to ourselves before reading the first page.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

NASA Reveals Data Breach Employees Personal Information at Risk

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor NASA  admitted on Tuesday to getting hacked in October, when one of its servers was compromised in a data breach involving current and former employees’ personal information.The agency disclosed the data breach in an internal memo posted to Spaceref. NASA said that on October 23, 2018, an unknown intruder gained access to one of its servers where personally identifiable information (PII) of employees was stored. Social Security numbers were also compromised, according to the memo.“Upon discovery of the incidents, NASA cybersecurity personnel took immediate action to secure the servers and the data contained within,” Bob Gibbs, NASA Assistant Administrator, said in the memo.“NASA and its Federal cybersecurity partners are continuing to examine the servers to determine the scope of the potential data exfiltration and identify potentially affected individuals. This process will take time. The ongoing investigation is a top agency priority, with senior leadership actively involved,” he added.NASA doesn’t believe any Agency missions, including that of the InsSight lander, the spacecraft currently on a two-year mission to study Mars’ deep interior, were jeopardized by the data breach.More on Geek.com:40 Incredible Images of the Surface of Mars42 Stunning Images of Snow and Ice on Earth from SpaceNASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Reaches Interstellar Space Stay on targetlast_img read more

Protect Valuables and Get Over 20 Off With This Portable Safe

first_img Hitting the beach this summer? Keep your valuables — such as your wallet, phone, and keys — safe from damage and thieves with the SAFEGO Portable Safe, discounted by 22 percent to just $34.95 for a limited time.The SAFEGO, which normally retails for $44.95, is perfect for anyone that enjoys an adventurous lifestyle. It’s a small but durable lockbox that’ll keep your most valuable possessions safe while you’re at the beach, camping, or traveling. Simply insert anything you want to protect, lock it up, and then secure it to any fixed object.With an interior volume of 88 cubic inches, the SAFEGO offers enough space to hold practically anything you need to protect. It’s made with a durable ABS plastic that’ll survive even the heaviest of impacts, the zinc alloy lock is rust resistant, and it even features a convenient earphone opening so you can listen to your music while your device is safely locked away.There’s almost a limitless number of applications for the SAFEGO, too. Use it at the beach, for hotel stays, while on a cruise, or at the park. Students will love it too as it makes dorm living far more secure. And it’s a must-have item for travelers that plan to stay in youth hostels. Anytime you need to keep a valuable item secure, the SAFEGO is all you’ll need.The SAFEGO comes in your choice of three colors: Black, White, or Blue. Though they may look different, each offers the same abilities and will keep your treasured possessions safe from harm.Why take chances? Keep your wallet, keys, phone, and more safe from the elements and the dangers posed by thieves with the SAFEGO Portable Safe, now offered at the Geek Shop for just $34.95.Like these deals? Check out Vault — you’ll get four premium tools, including NordVPN and Dashlane, to supercharge your online security. Enter code VAULTONE to try it out for just $1! This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves Stay on targetlast_img read more

Become a Certified Google Analytics Pro for Just $14

first_imgStay on target Google Analytics Certification: Get Certified In 2 Days – $13.99See Deal Like this deal? Check out Vault — you’ll get four premium tools, including NordVPN and Dashlane, to supercharge your online security. Try it free for 14 days now!Prices subject to change. This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves A website is a fantastic tool for business promotion. But, if you don’t know who’s visiting it, you could be wasting your time. That’s where Google Analytics comes into play. Need a crash course? Then become certified — in as little as two days — with this affordable web course.Google Analytics is the web’s premier analysis tool. It tells you how many people are visiting your site, what time they visit, in what part of the world they live, whether they are using a desktop or mobile device, and a whole lot more. With this information, you’ll be better equipped to optimize your site so that your audience achieves consistent growth.And, best of all, Google Analytics is fairly easy to use. You just need someone to introduce you to it and explain some strategies, which is exactly what this web based course does. It offers lifetime access to 20 lectures that’ll explain its features and illustrate how they can be used to optimize a website. And you can complete the whole thing in as little as two days, so it’s super easy to fit it into even the tightest schedule.Whether you need to know Google Analytics for your own personal website or to add a bullet point to your resume, the Google Analytics Certification course is a great way to go about it. And, since it only costs $13.99 to enroll, it fits practically any budget.last_img read more

Tag Team Match announced for RAW tonight, Preview for Table for 3 with Lita,…

first_img WWE.com has confirmed a match for tonight’s RAW live from Boston.Baron Corbin will team with Elias to take on Finn Balor and Bobby Roode in a tag team match live tonight on the USA Network.Don’t forget to join us for live coverage of RAW tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Preview for Table for 3 with Lita, Trish and Alexa BlissWWE has uploaded a preview for the next episode of Table for 3 featuring Lita, Trish Stratus and Alexa Bliss discussing the evolution of women’s wrestling in the company. Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Facebookcenter_img WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday Google+last_img read more

Navy to step up training in Northwest

first_imgBREMERTON — The Navy has announced it is increasing its training activities in Pacific Northwest waters.The Kitsap Sun reports that the activity will take place in waters stretching from Northern California to southeastern Alaska, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. The Friday announcement is part of several changes the Navy is making to its training operations.Some of the activities include biennial mine warfare exercises and testing of undersea systems in Puget Sound.The Navy says the changes are needed to support current and future training and testing requirements.last_img read more

Only Plans, No Achievements Highlighted – Sankung Jammeh, MP

first_imgBy Awa B. BahThe National Assembly Member for Foni Jarrol, in reaction to the address of President Barrow, said during yesterday’s sitting that the government has only outlined plans but has not highlighted any achievements. “There was not even a single area of achievement mentioned in the 2017 legislative year but only plans were highlighted always.” These plans, he said, are guidelines for the future but not what the Barrow administration has achieved. Jammeh questioned the achievement mentioned in the speech in terms of trade and trade related areas in the 2017 year, giving reference to the cost of living and basic commodities. The assembly he recalled passed a bill to make key basic commodities duty free so that the prices of these commodities remain affordable and accessible to all Gambians. But, he said, prices of basic commodities keeps increasing despite government’s claims of reducing prices.Jammeh noted that from 2017 to date, there has been no achievement by this present administration in all the sectors of the economy. He stressed on the free movement of goods and services, that there are lots of wood packed on the highway in the Fonis, despite the call. He said when one hears the story of the owners of trucks and woods it makes the talk of fair and free movement of goods and services look like a joke. Those woods and trucks packed around, he said, are legally registered properties. Business people are being blocked on their efforts. Jammeh however questioned the government on their achievement on trade and trade related matters.On the implementation of the 11 million euros from the European Trust Fund for youth empowerment project in The Gambia, Jammeh said there is a skills training center in Ndemban which is still not completed. He called for the clear and honest implementation of that fund and further questioned the sending and handling of those funds. He called on the government to consider it necessary to ensure that the use of those funds are being reflected on its purposes, noting that no area should be neglected.With information, communication infrastructure, Jammeh pointed out that the sector was well managed before and that Gambia was highly benefiting from it, adding that this government could have started from where they took from. People, he said, are talking bad things about the former regime as if they have never done anything good for the country. He called on his fellow Deputies to put aside their personal interest aside and reflect on the past and present issues.“You want to say that for the past 22 years there was nothing achieved by the former regime for the betterment of our people? I say a big no to that”, he remarked.He recalled that all deputies on their first day into office took an oath that they will always rise for the truth. The former regime he said did a lot for The Gambia and was not thinking of what it did for some but focusing more on where and who did not get and where development did not reach. He called on the government to give higher consideration to burning issues than to wait until thing get out of hand before acting. This he said creates confusion and misunderstanding amongst Gambians as in the Faraba Banta incident.The speech he said addressed lots of issues that did not happen, noting that the government should state what actually happened rather than claiming ownership of what did not happen. On Identity cards, Health, Security, Justice, human rights, rule of law, he said the issues highlighted by the president are intentions but not achievements.last_img read more

Kick It Out chief fears that Sterling could leave English football

first_imgKick It Out chief Lord Ouseley fears that Raheem Sterling may leave English football one day due to a lack of protection from the Football Association (FA)After completing his move from Liverpool to Manchester City in 2015, Sterling has since become a topic of great scrutiny.And the criticism that has been directed at the 23-year-old has only grown following England’s shocking Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland.Recently Arsenal legend Ian Wright spoke out against the “agenda” that has been made towards Sterling.While agreeing with this, Lord Ouseley called on English football’s leading organisations to take action.“Where is the FA on this? Where is the Premier League on this?’ Ouseley wrote in The Voice.Pep Guardiola, Raheem Sterling, Manchester CityGuardiola: Sterling must ignore Ronaldo & Messi comparisons Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola advised Raheem Sterling to ignore comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who he rates as incomparable.“Where are the PFA and LMA on this? Where are the voices of the leaders in football on this? Are they happy to see a young black talent driven out of the English game because he is vilified unreasonably and unjustifiably while the governing bodies maintained a shameful silence?“Ian Wright has spoken out and I applaud him for it. We at Kick It Out will speak out, too — how many influential figures in the game will join us?“Is there a racial undercurrent to the coverage about one of England’s brightest young talents? Would a similarly mercurial white player be treated the same?“Ian Wright says no and I think he’s correct but we should be careful of getting caught in an entrenched position here.“There’s one side that sees every criticism of Raheem Sterling as covertly or overtly racist and there’s another that sees him as a high-profile sportsman who should just take it on the chin — it goes with the turf of the fame and the fortune.“But while we try to work it out, let me ask some questions of the people running the game.”last_img read more

Arzani says Rogic helped convince me to join celtic

first_imgNew Celtic signing Daniel Arzani has revealed how Socceroo teammate Tom Rogic influenced his decision to sign a loan deal with Celtic from Manchester City football club.The former City winger, who attracted many interests from other clubs after his World Cup debut, joins fellow Aussie Rogic in Glasgow.“Tom’s a close friend and had nothing but good things to say about the club,” he explained, According to FourFourTwo.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“In fact, he pointed out that if it wasn’t a great place to be at he wouldn’t have signed his new deal and that was good enough for me.“Tom and I spoke about the club a lot during the World Cup and I said, ‘I’m coming to play for Celtic’ but I was just taking the p*** because I had no idea at that stage it was in the pipeline. It’s crazy the way it’s all worked out since then, I predicted it, but unknowingly.“Everything has happened so quickly in the last six months but that’s probably been for the best because I’ve just taken everything in my stride.”last_img read more

Klopp is full of praise for Roberto Firmino

first_imgFor the German manager, the performance of the player during the 5-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday was superbRoberto Firmino scored twice for Liverpool in the 5-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday.And manager Jurgen Klopp is full of praise for the footballer.“Bobby Firmino played an outstanding season so far,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.comHarry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“If I talk to people, it’s like: ‘Bobby, eh, if it would click for him…’ [But] the different system we play is possible because he plays how he plays because he is everywhere. He is a link-up player.”“If you find a throw-in we had in the last half a year where he is not involved to get the ball or at least open up a gap, it would be a surprise for me,” Klopp added.“Now obviously he scores three goals and everybody sees again: ‘Ah, yes, and he scores on top.’”“His attitude as a team worker gives us so much. If he scores, outstanding and I’m really happy; if he’s not scoring, no problem, he still plays really well in nine out of 10 games,” he concluded.last_img read more

Juventus beats Chievo but Ronaldo misses a penalty

first_imgWith goals from Costa, Can, and Rugani, Juventus defeated Chievo in their own stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo missed his first penalty in Serie A.In a Monday night Serie A football match between Juventus and Chievo, the Vecchia Signora wanted to continue their unbeaten run in the competition and came out on top against a modest Chievo.One would’ve thought that Cristiano Ronaldo was going to have an easy night, but he really struggled to get a goal and even missed his very first penalty kick in Serie A.The heroes of the night were Paulo Dybala with two assists, Douglas Costa with a spectacular solo goal, Emre Can with one goal, and Daniele Rugani with another.The one who opened the scoreline was Brazilian Douglas Costa, who grabbed a pass from Dybala early in the first half and approached to the outskirts of the box to release a potent strike that went past the Chievo goalkeeper.The shot was so impressive, that even Juve goalkeeper Mattia Perin was quite impressed by the effort.The Vecchia Signora controlled the match from start to finish, Chievo barely made any type of approach to the leader’s box and all offensive Juventus’ players had their chances to score.But Cristiano Ronaldo was the unlucky one this evening.A hat-trick of firsts for the season! ⚽️⚽️⚽️#JuveChievo #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/soVgfbPs1t— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 21, 2019The second goal came right before the halftime whistle, Paulo Dybala combined with Emre Can while entering the box.A one-two that the fans really appreciated at Juventus’ Stadium, they cheered the action that ended in a beautiful finish from Emre Can to the bottom corner.With a comfortable 2-0 result, Juventus went to the dressing rooms and then came back hungrier for more goals.At the start of the second half, it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s turn to score his goal after the ball hit defender Mattia Bani’s hand and a penalty was awarded for the local squad.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.This was Ronaldo’s perfect opportunity to keep scoring goals and move further away in the Cappocannioniere table with 15, but his shot was too predictable and goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino was able to stop it with no problems.Cristiano Ronaldo’s face was a poem, he was obviously upset for not being able to score his goal and what came after was a set of failed occasions from a frustrated Portuguese forward throughout the second half.#JuveChievo 📸’s direct from the Allianz 🏟#FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/hL4XQg3PC4— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 21, 2019Despite the constant efforts from all the Juventus players, Chievo kept the hope of possibly pulling one goal back for them during the second half but they were also unlucky.The last ten minutes of the game was more exciting for the local side, as Ronaldo kept trying with little fortune and his frustration was more evident after every failed chance.The last goal of the match came during the 84th minute, when Bernardeschi sent the cross to Rugani’s head and the Italian defender was able to find an opening that gave Juve the final third goal of the evening.This victory leaves Juventus with 56 points in Serie A, which is 9 above Napoli and still undefeated in the competition. Out of the 20 matches that Juventus has played this season in Serie A, they have already won 18 and only gotten a draw in 2 of them.The Vecchia Signora still hasn’t lost in the current season, the only defeat they’ve gotten has been in the Champions League against Manchester United earlier in the season.NO SEÑOR ❌Así le tapó Sorrentino de 39 años, el penal a Cristiano Ronaldo 😵#SerieAxESPN pic.twitter.com/gzQRaVpJ27— Fuera de Juego (@ESPN_FDJ) January 21, 2019How long do you think this unbeaten run will last for Juventus in Serie A? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Gattuso speaks ahead of Lazio match

first_imgAC Milan and Lazio will play tomorrow night in the first leg of the Copa Italia Semifinal and Gattuso explained how the team is getting ready.Tomorrow night Lazio is ready to host AC Milan in the first leg of the Coppa Italia Semifinal.And for Rossoneri manager Gennaro Gattuso, this is an opportunity to play against a big team who plays well.“We must focus on this match, and then focus back on the league,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.“We have been in good form. The team is earning it, Piatek and Paqueta especially. But everyone is playing well.”“We are happy with the enthusiastic displays, but we will wait and see how it turns out. Tomorrow we are playing the Semifinal, we will approach the match feeling humble and respecting our opponents,” he explained.“Lazio are a big team and they play really well.”“Donnarumma? He has incredible stats, around 175 appearances with Milan. He has a great career ahead of him,” Gattuso said.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“In this job you have to continually get better, he understands that and must follow it. In difficult stretches, he needs to fully believe in himself. He has grown a lot from a mental standpoint and needs to keep on improving there.”“He’s doing well and he’s training with us, he’s had a serious injury and he’s a very important player for us, Bakayoko and the playing midfielders are playing in an incredible way,” he said about Biglia.“But he has to be an added value: it’s important to let him be ready, he must give us something even when he leaves the bench, he is an important leader.”“He described me as a father? We must all go in the same direction, but some long face for someone who thinks to play from the first minute, there is: If there is need to have a chat or stay close to the players, I do it with pleasure,” Gattuso added about Bakayoko.🛫 RomeOn to the next: the Rossoneri on their way to face Lazio In viaggio verso Roma, pronti alla sfida di #CoppaItalia#LazioMilan pic.twitter.com/PYsd5cYphr— AC Milan (@acmilan) February 25, 2019last_img read more