first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen you see only bills and junk mail delivered to your postal box, the arrival of a mailman is not very exciting.But for one little boy who has no bills to pay, the man in blue delivers a daily dose of excitement.Every day, four-year-old Carter Lawson dresses in his own version of a postal worker’s uniform and eagerly awaits the arrival of “Mailman Mike.” Mailman Sees Boy Reading Junk Mail for Lack of Books; He Has Books Now!For the past nine months, the two have had a standing date to make the rounds together, delivering the mail and chatting up neighbors near Knoxville, Tennessee, while Carter asks lots and lots of questions.“Every letter carrier has stops he looks forward to and this is the one I look forward to every day,” Mailman Mike told WBIR News. “He’s the the best part of my day. Not just because it’s at the end, because he’s such a cute little guy.”(WATCH the video below or READ the story from WBIR-TV *NOTE auto-playing page, so adjust your speakers)  Photo: WBIR videoDeliver This Story To Your Friends By Sharing Below:AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgThere are 12 patients currently hospitalized in the state with COVID-19, or are suspected of having it. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Across their combined Saturday and Sunday counts, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 48 positive COVID-19 cases among residents. That includes one case in Soldotna, three in Seward, and one in Kenai. There were also 12 new nonresident cases, including five seafood industry workers in the state. As of the current count, there are 348 active cases of COVID-19 in Alaska. As the numbers continue to rise, this marks another new single day high of active cases. Sunday marks the twelfth consecutive report that has set a new single-day high.center_img Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer: “We are definitely seeing a sharp increase in cases in Alaska, and just like in other states, many of the recent new cases are in youth or younger adults. Some of these cases are linked to bars in several communities. Going to a bar right now, especially to listen to a concert, should be viewed as a high risk activity. The virus can spread easily in crowded indoor spaces, especially when people are close together and singing or talking. Please take precautions and if you do go, consider not interacting with anyone who is at high risk for serious illness such as older Alaskans or those with underlying health conditions.” There were also 25 cases in Anchorage, three in Fairbanks, two in Seward, four in Wasilla, two in Delta Junction, one in Big Lake, one in Bethel, two in Juneau, one in North Pole, one in Valdez, one in the Yukon Census Area, and two in Willow. That brings the total resident COVID-19 count to 883.last_img read more

first_imgSpeaking to Sky Sports about a possible timescale for a Usyk fight, Hearn added: “Joshua will only fight twice next year, so it will be the one after.“It won’t be the first one, because I think Usyk will want to fight at heavyweight first. There are loads of fights out there for him.”Joshua still hopes his opening fight of the year could be against Deontay Wilder, who defends his WBC title against Tyson Fury on December 1, while Dillian Whyte is also being considered as an alternative opponent for April.But ‘AJ’ has already identified a method to defeat Usyk, if they share the ring in the future, and believes fellow Brit Bellew can deliver a fight-ending punch this weekend.Related Oleksandr Usyk’s team have shown their desire for a heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua in 2019, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.The Ukrainian has aspirations of challenging for titles in the top division but must defeat Tony Bellew at Manchester Arena on Saturday night first, putting all four of his world cruiserweight belts at stake.Hearn has already secured multi-fight deals with Usyk and reveals he could become Joshua’s second opponent next year, with the unified heavyweight champion scheduled to make his first defence at Wembley Stadium on April 13.last_img read more

first_imgArticle published by Mike Gaworecki Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Acoustic, Animals, Ants, Big Cats, Bioacoustics, Bioacoustics and conservation, Birds, Conservation, Environment, Fishing, Human-wildlife Conflict, Insects, Interviews, Lions, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Ecosystems, Overfishing, Podcast, Research, Seabirds, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trafficking center_img Megan Friesen is a behavioral ecologist who is currently working with the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust to examine the breeding behaviors of a Pacific seabird species called Buller’s shearwater.In this Field Notes segment, Friesen explains why bioacoustics are so important to the research she and the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust are doing, and plays recordings of the birds from both of the islands where it breeds.Plus the top news and inspiration from nature’s frontline! On today’s episode: the sounds of Buller’s shearwaters in New Zealand’s Poor Knights Islands.Listen here:Our guest today is Megan Friesen, a behavioral ecologist who is currently working with the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust to examine the breeding behavior of a Pacific seabird species called Buller’s shearwater. Also known as the New Zealand shearwater, the seabird breeds predominantly on Tawhiti Rahi and Aorangi, the main islands of the Poor Knights Islands, which lie off of northern New Zealand.In this Field Notes segment, Friesen (who is also Conservation Manager for Seattle Audubon) explains why bioacoustics is so important to the research she is doing with the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust, and plays recordings of the birds from both of the islands where it breeds.Here’s this episode’s top news:Scientists stumble upon hundreds of octopus moms in the deep seaSuspected poisoning takes down 11 lions in Uganda park‘Boom and bust’ cycle of deep-sea trawling unsustainable, study findsHalf a ton of pangolin scales seized on the way to Asia from BeninNew species of ‘exploding ant’ discovered in BorneoYou can subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast on Android, Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS and via Spotify. Or listen to all our episodes via the Mongabay website here on the podcast homepage.If you enjoy the Mongabay Newscast, we ask that you please consider becoming a monthly sponsor via our Patreon page, at patreon.com/mongabay. Just a dollar per month will really help us offset the production costs and hosting fees, so if you’re a fan of our audio reports from nature’s frontline, please support the Mongabay Newscast at patreon.com/mongabay.A Buller’s shearwater on Tawhiti Rahi Island in the Poor Knights Island group, New Zealand. Photo by Edin Whitehead.Follow Mike Gaworecki on Twitter: @mikeg2001FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.last_img read more

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson Related Posts Tags:#Google#Location#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The list of suggestions that pops up whenever you enter text into the Google search bar has just been added to Google Maps, Google announced today. The feature, which has been in testing in Germany, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, has been added to 10 more domains in 8 additional languages and should make searching for places that much easier.As usual with Google these days, the search and the suggested search terms are tailored to your location. The example given in Google’s blog post is “Mandela”, which in San Francisco comes up with a number of geographically relevant results and in London comes up with a completely different set of results. The search suggestion will be available beginning today in China, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, United States and the United Kingdom.last_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#New Media#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img As if the journalism field weren’t crowded enough, robot reporters have hit the market with sports statistics company StatSheet’s automated sports reporting effort. Beginning today, nearly 350 Division 1 college basketball teams will receive constant, in-depth coverage of their season in what the company is calling “the world’s first network of websites driven entirely by high-quality, automated content”.We first looked at StatSheet last March, commenting that the writing on the site (which included phrases like “The Illini turned the game into a rout with four in the ninth inning.”) wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty good for computer generated sports reporting.StatSheet Founder and CEO Robbie Allen told us by email that “This is truly a first in the media world – every site will be updated in real time with long form narrative content generated automatically from our system and at no incremental cost to us.”The effort will be driven by real-time sports statistics and a database of more than 500 million statistics. Each teams site will not only include these automated articles, but photo and video highlights, its own Twitter account, Facebook Fan Page and mobile application. “For many of these teams (like Lamar),” wrote Allen, “this will be the first time their fans will have access to the kind of comprehensive coverage typically afforded only to the top programs (like UNC).”To take a look at some robot-generated journalism, go ahead and visit StatSheet and take a gander.Allen assured us last time we spoke with him that he wasn’t trying to replace human reporters, but simply augment their coverage.“There are going to be times that any writer can outperform a computer,” he said, “but when you look at the breadth it’s going to be hard to beat a computer.” mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Verona v Brescia Verona: Silvestri; Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Empereur; Faraoni, Veloso, Amrabat, Lazovic; Verre, Zaccagni; Salcedo Brescia: Joronen; Cistana, Martella, Mangraviti; Sabelli, Bisoli, Tonali, Romulo, Mateju; A Donnarumma, Balotelli Lecce v Sassuolo Lecce: Gabriel; Meccariello, Lucioni, Rossettini, Calderoni; Majer, Petriccione, Tabanelli; Mancosu; Babacar, Lapadula Sassuolo: Consigli; Toljan, Marlon, Romagna, Kyriakopoulos; H Traore, Obiang, Locatelli; Berardi, Defrel, Bogacenter_img Check the official line-ups from the afternoon Serie A games, Genoa-Udinese, Lecce-Sassuolo and Verona-Brescia. These fixtures kick off at 14.00 GMT. You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s SIX Serie A matches on the LIVEBLOG. Genoa v Udinese Genoa: Radu; Ghiglione, Romero, C Zapata, Ankersen; Schone, Agudelo; Pandev, Saponara, Kouame; Pinamonti Udinese: Musso; Opoku, De Maio, Nuytinck, Troost-Ekong; Mandragora, Walace, De Paul, Sema; Okaka, Nestorovskilast_img read more

first_imgDelhi Dynamos’ newly-appointed Brazilian player-manager Roberto Carlos on Thursday acknowledged the brilliance of leading world footballing duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo but rated compatriot Neymar as presently the best exponent of the “beautiful game”.The former Real Madrid star defender said both Messi and Ronaldo have their individual attributes to marvel on but Neymar has the potential to overtake the duo in the coming days. Carlos here signed a one-year contract with Dynamos to become their marquee manager-cum-player for the second edition of the Indian Super league (ISL).”Messi and Ronaldo are both great players. But for me, Neymar is the best. I believe soon he will become the best. He is very talented and has a bright future,” the left-back said.The 42-year-old also said that Messi is at present “a little ahead of Cristiano” because of the contrast in the playing styles of their respective Spanish clubs — FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.”Barcelona plays around Messi. Their game is revolved around Messi to get the best out of him. But in case of Real Madrid, it is different. They don’t only concentrate on Cristiano with several very good players like Karim Benzema, Luka Modrid, Marcelo, etc. contributing. But Cristiano is still a top player.”The 2002 World Cup winner also supported illustrious compatriot and FC Goa coach Zico’s intention of contesting for the FIFA presidential elections, saying he is the “ideal” candidate for the post.last_img read more

first_imgIndia scored 49-1 in 5.3 overs and beat Australia by nine wickets in a rain-affected first Twenty20 on Saturday.Australia was 118-8 in 18.4 overs when rain intervened for nearly 90 minutes and curtailed its innings. The contest was reduced to six overs and India’s revised target was 48.After an almost two-hour delay, the match resumed. Rohit Sharma fell for 11, bowled off Nathan Coulter-Nile.#TeamIndia win the 1st T20I by 9 wickets (DLS) #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/8kKnImCX0r- BCCI (@BCCI) October 7, 2017But Virat Kohli, 22 not out, and Shikhar Dhawan, 15 not out, had no trouble knocking off the required runs with three balls to spare.India leads the three-match series 1-0, with the second on Tuesday in Guwahati.Put into bat, Australia lost stand-in skipper David Warner for 8 as he played on off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 1-28.Aaron Finch (42) and Glenn Maxwell (17) put on 47 runs for the second wicket. Maxwell perished whilst trying to attack the bowling, caught at midwicket off Yuzvendra Chahal.Australia crossed 50 in the seventh over. The turning point came when Kuldeep Yadav bowled Finch in the 10th over for the first of his two wickets.Australia collapsed from 76-3 to 89-5. Yadav bowled Moises Henriques for 8, and Hardik Pandya dismissed Travis Head on 9 in the same fashion.Kohli ran out Daniel Christian on 9 with a direct throw from the deep. Christian and Tim Paine (17) helped Australia past 100 in the 17th over, but runs came only in a trickle. Jasprit Bumrah returned to bowl Paine and Nathan Coulter-Nile (1).last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: DamenDamen Shiprepair & Conversion has won a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO. This will be the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. The contract was awarded by Rouen-based company GIE Dragages-Ports and includes its 8,500-cubic meter trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain.The conversion will take place at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque in autumn 2018. Under the contract, Damen is delivering services including engineering, procurement and support. The current propulsion system of the 117-meter-long Samuel de Champlain is diesel-electric burning MGO. Damen’s services include the change of generators to dual-fuel models and the installation of onboard LNG storage facilities.Built in 2002, the vessel is based in the Grand Maritime Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire and divides its time between the Loire and Seine estuaries.The conversion project is being made possible by a subsidy from the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) via its Connecting Europe Facility program. GIE Dragages-Ports formed a 12-member Franco-Spanish consortium named the ‘S/F SamueLNG for a Blue Atlantic Arch’ project with the aim of promoting the use of LNG by small-scale vessels active on the Atlantic coasts of Spain and France and up into the English Channel/La Manche.As explained, the conversion of the Samuel de Champlain will demonstrate the feasibility of using LNG as a fuel on smaller vessels, and allow GIE Dragages-Ports to optimize costs via lower fuel bills and less engine maintenance, while at the same time delivering greatly reduced emissions of CO2.“We hope that this conversion will demonstrate to other short-sea vessels the benefits of conversion to LNG and mark the first stage of the development of an LNG bunkering network on the Atlantic coast of mainland Europe,” Jean-Pierre Guellec, CEO of GIE Dragages-Ports, commented.Currently, a series of studies are underway and equipment is being ordered.last_img read more