New York: The US dollar rose in late trading amid strong U.S. economic data. US personal consumption expenditures, a key measure of household spending, rose 0.6 per cent to 93.1 billion US dollars in July, boosted by spending in recreational goods and vehicles, as well as household electricity and gas, the Department of Commerce said Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, increased 0.4 per cent at 98.9057 in late trading. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal In late New York trading, the euro decreased to 1.0978 dollars from 1.1052 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound fell to 1.2154 dollars from 1.2177 U.S. dollars in the previous session. The Australian dollar increased to 0.6728 dollar from 0.6727 dollar. The US dollar bought 106.25 Japanese yen, lower than 106.62 Japanese yen of the previous session. The US dollar increased to 0.9906 Swiss franc from 0.9873 Swiss franc, and it rose to 1.3319 Canadian dollars from 1.3301 Canadian dollars.
Mumbai: Music composer Himesh Reshammiya recently said that Internet sensation Ranu Mondal is inspired by Lata Mangeshkar and has not done a “straight copy” of the legendary singer’s work. Mondal became a popular name after her video, singing Ek pyaar ka naghma hai, at a railway platform, went viral. Recently, Mangeshkar was quoted as saying that aspiring singer will only get short term success if imitate the works of yesteryear legends. Reshammiya said Mangeshkar’s comments must be taken in the right context. “She has been inspired by Lata ji but no one can become a legend like her. She is the best. Meaning of Lata ji’s comment was that you can get inspired, it’s a good thing, but it’s not necessary to (do a) straight copy. Which she anyway hasn’t done,” he told reporters.
BANGUI – A government minister in the troubled Central African Republic (CAR) has accused France, the country’s former colonizer, of arming Christian militias accused of perpetrating atrocities against local Muslim communities.“The French are now siding with the anti-balaka,” General Mahamat Nouradine Adam, minister of state for security, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.“They’re providing them with arms, food, medicine and uniforms,” he charged. “They now have new guns.”CAR, a mineral-rich landlocked country, descended into anarchy in March, when Seleka rebels – said to be mostly Muslims – ousted Christian president François Bozize, who had assumed power in a 2003 coup. The months since have seen the emergence of self-styled “anti-balaka” Christian militias.In a Thursday report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) described the anti-balaka as “local vigilantes and soldiers loyal to the previous government.”In its report, HRW asserted that the Christian militia had perpetrated a number of recent “atrocities” against local Muslim communities, including the murder of several hundred Muslims and the burning of their homes and mosques.On Sunday, representatives of CAR’s Muslim community gave French troops a one-week deadline by which to end what they described as “French support” for the anti-balaka.They threatened to stage a rebellion against the French and partition the country into a Muslim north and a Christian south.Under a UN mandate to restore security in its former colony, France has deployed nearly 1,600 troops in CAR.“Before the French brought their troops into the country, we had relative stability,” the minister said.“Everything was going to be okay, but they intervened.”“The French were supposed to be a neutral peacekeeping force, but now they’re one-sided,” Adam argued.A spokesman for the French peacekeeping contingent was not immediately available to comment on the accusations.BiasGeneral Adam accused western media, especially French, of portraying his government in a negative light.“We found weapons inside a church on Friday. The anti-balaka have been hiding weapons inside the church,” he said, suggesting that western media ignored the news.“We just took the weapons and left the people we found in possession of the weapons,” the minister said, adding that he had been accompanied by African peacekeepers when the weapons were found.“This shows that some of the meetings to attack Muslims are planned inside the church,” the minister suggested.But Bangui Archbishop Mgr. Dieudonne Nzapalainga, for his part, denied that any weapons had been found inside the church.He told AA that the weapons had been kept outside a church near which some anti-balaka fighters had been hiding.Adam noted that some French media outlets had reported on Friday that ex-Seleka fighters in the predominantly Muslim Kilometer 5 neighborhood were exchanging fire with anti-balaka fighters.“The reality was that the anti-balaka had attacked a defenseless Muslim population in the area,” said the minister. “Journalists must tell the truth and not side with groups.”According to the Red Cross, at least 29 Muslims were killed in Friday’s anti-balaka attack on the Muslim neighborhood.No selekaThe security minister, who had been deputy leader of the disbanded seleka coalition, claimed that no seleka fighters were currently on the streets.“We disbanded Seleka in September,” he told AA. “All those who joined the national army are currently in camps.”When asked if some ex-seleka vehicles and troops were still patrolling certain areas, the minister denied reports to this effect.“We agreed with the peacekeepers to take our soldiers off the streets because they were being accused… of committing crimes,” he recalled.The minister asserted that ex-seleka soldiers were not even allowed to leave their barracks to visit their families.“There are currently no ex-Seleka fighters on the streets of Bangui; they’re all living in the barracks,” he reiterated.“So whoever commits a crime in the name of being an ex-seleka is not one of our soldiers.”General Adam said their political rival should wait until elections.“We went into the bush to fight the former regime because our communities were oppressed and marginalized and the country was being mismanaged,” the former seleka leader said.“Our enemies have not given us an opportunity to showcase how we can effectively run the country,” he charged.“There have been many coups in CAR, but they have opposed our coup because the president and some of us are Muslims,” the minister said.“Those opposed to our government should be patient until elections are held in 18 months,” he added. “But for now, we’re in charge.”
The Pakistani had smuggled 8.3 kg of heroin to Sri Lanka in 2010. A Pakistani national has been sentenced to death for smuggling heroin to Colombo in 2010.The Colombo High Court found the Pakistani guilty and sentenced him to death today.
“At no time in human history have as many women been on the move as today,” says the 2004 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development: Women and International Migration, which was launched today in conjunction with the 10-year review of the outcomes of the 1995 Beijing conference on women by the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).Growing numbers of women are migrating on their own rather than as family members, the chief of the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA), José Antonio Ocampo, told a press briefing to launch the report.Women are empowering themselves as they either take on new roles in their host countries or learn to cope at home with the absence of a migrant husband, he said.About 90 million women around the world form 49 per cent of migrants, up from 46 per cent in 1960, he said, but he acknowledged that data collection on women migrants needs improving.The difference between the smuggling of undocumented workers and trafficking is that undocumented people might pay to be transported across borders in search of better life prospects, while the trafficked, also looking for legitimate occupations, find themselves trapped into prostitution, forced marriage, domestic work, sweatshops and other forms of contemporary slavery, the report says.Carolyn Hannan, the Director of DESA’s Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), told the briefing it is important to reduce the supply of trafficked persons by informing the public about the dangers of trafficking and, on the other hand, to examine and reduce the demand by traffickers, those who exploited the trafficked and officials who might be supporting them.Economic opportunities in their home countries and channels for legal migration can prevent women from being lured into trafficking networks, she said. Responses to trafficking should balance prevention and prosecution by protecting the rights of trafficked persons because harsh punishments for undocumented workers could make trafficked people afraid to report their situation.The author of the study, Susan Martin, an expert on international migration from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, said a small but important percentage of migrants, about 10 per cent, are refugees and about 75 per cent of refugees are women and their dependent children.Wars, conflicts, repressive policies, fear of persecution for religious, ethnic or political reasons, as well as gender-based violations, like female genital mutilation, honour killings and domestic abuse, persuade women to seek asylum in other countries, Dr. Martin said.The report recommends educating such women so they could become literate, have access to livelihoods and make informed decisions about their own lives, she said.
The University is looking for the Brock community’s feedback on its current and future Strategic Mandate Agreement (SMA) with the Ontario government.When the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) announced in 2012 that it planned to transform Ontario’s post-secondary education system, one step was to negotiate SMAs with all 45 public-supported universities and colleges in the province.Brock’s initial SMA submission summarized the University’s top three strategic priorities that were reflected in its final agreement with the government.The current SMA is scheduled to be renewed in 2017. Faculty, staff and students can become part of the process leading up to the negotiations by participating in a survey at http://brocku.ca/sma-feedback
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) greets coach Urban Meyer after a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorLess than two hours after redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the sixth time, coach Urban Meyer said Barrett’s name is in the Heisman Trophy conversation.Meyer spoke to the media during his weekly Monday luncheon and addressed Barrett, the Buckeyes’ 31-24 win against Minnesota last Saturday and an upcoming game against Indiana. He also took note of exactly what a potential return trip to the Big Ten Championship Game means for OSU.On Barrett“He’s a Heisman candidate,” Meyer said of Barrett. The third-year OSU coach has had players in the Heisman conversation in the past, including one winner (Tim Tebow) while at Florida.He said the Wichita Falls, Texas, native is in the conversation, but could’ve played much better against Minnesota despite racking up 389 yards and four total touchdowns.Meyer said Barrett’s 86-yard touchdown was a called quarterback run, but many of his carries are scrambles.“If it’s not there, he puts his foot in the ground and gets six yards,” Meyer said of Barrett’s scrambling ability.He said the Rider High School product does a good job of getting to the ground and avoiding big hits.UpdatesMeyer said senior tight end Jeff Heuerman, redshirt-junior tight end Nick Vannett, redshirt-senior offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin, Barrett and sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott graded out as champions against the Golden Gophers.He said Vannett has “earned some more playing time.”He said senior wide receiver Evan Spencer was the offensive player of the game for OSU.Meyer said junior linebacker Joshua Perry, senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett, redshirt-freshman cornerback Eli Apple and senior cornerback Doran Grant graded as champions on defense.He said he’ll nominate Grant for All-Big Ten consideration.Two sophomores — safety Vonn Bell and defensive lineman Joey Bosa — were OSU’s defensive players of the game, Meyer said.He added that Heuerman was the special teams player of the week.Meyer said it’s “great to come back home” after a two-game road trip. He added that the Buckeyes should have redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn back for Indiana.He said OSU hasn’t lost confidence in redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall despite a pair of fumbles last week.Meyer said he’s “having a lot of fun coaching this team.”When asked about a potential future restructuring of the College Football Playoff format, Meyer said: “We play Indiana, man, I’m not sure.”On Indiana junior running back Tevin Coleman, Meyer said: “I see his stats are ridiculous.” Coleman had 307 rushing yards in a loss to Rutgers last weekend.He added that Coleman is “the threat, the No. 1 threat on their team.”“I can’t imagine a team works harder on tackling than we do,” Meyer said about his defense in practice.He said junior defensive lineman Tommy Schutt is close to earning more playing time “but he’s got to play better.”“I want a real aggressive team that’s not afraid of making mistakes, and I think we have that,” Meyer said of the Buckeyes. OSU had three turnovers against Minnesota.Meyer said Apple has come a long way since he arrived in Columbus. “He was not what we wanted when we signed him,” he said.Meyer said the Buckeyes’ goal hasn’t changed: “We wake up everyday to compete for championships in November.”He added that the team as a whole has come a long way since August. “We are lights out a better football team than we were at the beginning of the year,” he said.Meyer said he doesn’t know enough to call the Buckeyes a top-four team, but said he knows they are one win away from locking up a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game.He said crediting the weather for mistakes against Minnesota is a “dog ate my homework excuse.”Meyer said earning a trip back to the Big Ten title game is “everything” for the Buckeyes.OSU is scheduled to take on the Hoosiers on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon.
Some asked how they went 20 years without realising the bird was a female.The spokesperson replied: “20 odd years ago when we got Harold he had paper work telling us he was a male.”So we took their word for it, as sexing a bird can be rather stressful, as you have to take blood or pull out a blood feather and get a DNA test done.”Males and females look exactly the same, so unless you DNA there is no way of telling, especially in vultures. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “Sometimes with eagles you can make a guess regarding their size as to whether they are male or female, but vultures are not that easy.”He added: “In the wild they start to breed as soon as they reach maturity because their survival rate is so low, so they start as soon as possible in an attempt to increase population.”In captivity it’s a bit older at around 10 years old on average. So Harold is still a bit older, but up until recently she has been tethered in our main mews which obviously is not suitable for nesting.”Now she’s been given a big aviary she clearly thought the time was right!”He added, however, that no chick will be born as the egg is not fertile and that they will stick to calling her Harold, adding: “The egg is not fertile because there has been no male involved. Just like poultry, birds of prey can lay eggs without a male.”We’ve had her for so long… It will always be a habit to call her Harold, so it may just stay as her name!” A vulture named Harold shocked sanctuary staff, who thought for 20 years the bird was male, when ‘he’ laid an egg.Staff at Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation in Eynsford, Kent, wrote on Facebook that they were “flabbergasted” after discovering the bird was female.The sanctuary, which has more than 100 birds of prey and also has mammals including a cheetah, camel and meercat, is now looking for a “husband” for their animal.It posted on Facebook: “Today (Thurs) Eagle Heights staff are FLABAGASTED!!! (sic).”20 years ago we bought Harold our male Griffon Vulture only to find this morning that he is actually a SHE and has laid her 1st ever egg!!!”We will now be searching for a husband for her so watch this space.”
KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Border Patrol seizes almost $100,000 worth of cocaine June 24, 2019 CAMPO ( KUSI) – U.S. Border Patrol agents Monday announced the recent arrest of a Mexican citizen who allegedly had nearly 10 pounds of cocaine, worth almost $100,000, hidden inside his car.The driver was identified as a 25-year-old Mexican citizen who possessed a Border Crosser Card, said U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco.Francisco added the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office would release the suspect*s name.At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, agents at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on westbound Interstate 8 ordered a second inspection of a silver 2007 Volkswagen Jetta, according to the Border Patrol.During the inspection a Border Patrol K-9 team examined the vehicle, which resulted in an alert, Francisco said.Agents discovered four bundles hidden in an after-market compartment inside the dashboard, Francisco said.Agents removed the four bundles, which weighed 9.88 pounds, Francisco said, adding the substance tested positive for cocaine and was valued at $98,800.The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Francisco said, adding the U.S. Border Patrol seized the vehicle.He added that as of May 31, the San Diego Sector Border Patrol has seized 996.94 pounds of cocaine valued at $9,969,400 during fiscal year 2019. Posted: June 24, 2019
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A boat with two people on board was engulfed by flames, Friday, in Miami Beach.According to Miami Beach Fire Rescue, the boat caught fire near Collins Avenue and 59th Street.Firefighters eventually battled the flames and smoke while rescuing the two boaters.Officials have yet to confirm what caused the fire.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
News It’s true. At Muhammad Ali’s 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” fight in Zaire, the sisters were there performing with James Brown. While America underwent turmoil and change, their family performed as well with the Jackson 5, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. But it all began in Philly learning to sing and read music from their grandmother, opera singer Viola Hairston Williams. Kim is confident she can capture it all on the big screen — after all, she has her family behind her.Sister Sledge was nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus for “We Are Family” at the 22nd GRAMMY Awards, performing their hit at that year’s telecast. Following the group’s previous single “He’s The Greatest Dancer” ascending to No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot 100 a month earlier, the song reached No. 2 in June 1979, setting the tone for the last summer of the 70s.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Sister Sledge Feature Film In Development sister-sledge-film-life-song-development-family-support Sister Sledge Film ‘Life Song’ In Development With Family Support Facebook Email Kim Sledge shares her work in progress on a movie in development about the “We Are Family” sisters’ amazing career.Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 31, 2018 – 5:30 pm Produced by Nile Rodgers, the 1979 hit “We Are Family” and its album of the same title introduced the sisters of Sister Sledge — Debbie, Joni, Kathy and Kim — to the world in a big way. On July 31 in an exclusive Variety interview, Kim spoke of the upcoming publication of her memoirs and her efforts to bring the story of the four Philadelphia sisters to the big screen with Life Song, a movie feature in development.Sister Joni died of natural causes at the age of 60 in 2017. Carrying on, the musical sisters still perform together and are able to look back from the unique vantage point of their industry success. “Music will be a great part of it, because that’s what our lives have been about,” Kim said. “During some of the most politically transitional moments in history, we were there.” https://twitter.com/SisterSledge_/status/1017526371940208640 Twitter
Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 Qualcomm gives us a glimpse of our future in 5G See It Comments See also Boost Mobile See it Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm co-founder, took the stand in his company’s defense Tuesday. Vicki Behringer The smartphones we have today wouldn’t be possible without Qualcomm. Or at least that’s what the chip giant sought to show Tuesday during a trial instigated by the US Federal Trade Commission.The two have been battling in a San Jose, California, courtroom since Jan. 4. On Tuesday afternoon, the FTC wrapped up its case against the company. The agency has accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in wireless chips, forcing customers like Apple to work with it exclusively and charging excessive licensing fees for its technology.Tuesday marked Qualcomm’s first chance to present its own case. The company says the FTC’s lawsuit is based on “flawed legal theory.” It also has said that customers choose its chips because they’re the best and that it has never stopped providing processors to customers, even when they’re battling over licenses. Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Apple Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Share your voice The company called to the stand a co-founder, Irwin Jacobs, and the senior vice president in charge of its 4G and 5G operations, Durga Malladi, to talk up Qualcomm’s innovations in wireless technology. Jacobs, considered one of the pioneers in mobile communications technology, testified about the early years of Qualcomm. The idea to use code division multiple access (CDMA) technology for phones came to him while driving in San Diego, he said, and the company outfitted a fan with the technology to demonstrate how it could work. Qualcomm decided to start licensing its technology to get enough funding to do more research and development on CDMA, Jacobs said. The first licensee was AT&T, followed by Motorola, Nokia and others. Qualcomm charged an upfront fee and then royalties based on sales of CDMA devices. Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple iPhone XS • “Everything was negotiated,” Jacobs said. “We [wanted] something low enough that it did not impede progress should this become a commercial product. We wanted to see this used as broadly as possible worldwide.”The voice networks of US wireless carriers still use either CDMA or GSM, two fundamentally different technologies. Sprint and Verizon use CDMA, while AT&T and T-Mobile, along with most of the rest of the world, use GSM. Qualcomm holds most of the important patents related to CDMA, and the technology eventually enabled 3G networks that could also deliver data. “The industry began to realize it was important to provide mobile internet access, data communications,” Jacobs testified. “Essentially all third-generation [network technology] is based on CDMA.”Licensing battleThe FTC, aided by chipmaker Intel and iPhone vendor Apple, filed suit against Qualcomm two years ago. The US says Qualcomm has a monopoly on modem chips and harmed competition by trying to maintain its power. Qualcomm’s “excessive” royalty rates prevented rivals from entering the market, drove up the cost of phones and in turn hurt consumers, who faced higher handset prices, the FTC said. The FTC in the trial has called witnesses from companies like Apple, Samsung, Intel and Huawei and called experts to testify about the alleged harm Qualcomm’s licensing practices have caused the mobile industry. The trial has revealed the inner workings of tech’s most important business, smartphones, showing how suppliers wrestle for dominance and profit.Carl Shapiro, a professor at the University of California in Berkeley and an expert witness for the FTC, testified Tuesday that while Qualcomm is an innovator, that doesn’t mean it can’t also be a monopoly.”Qualcomm should be commended for its technological achievements,” Shapiro said. “But … what’s really important is that companies who aren’t quite as good or who don’t have the scale are not impeded from trying to catch and threaten and challenge the leader.”Durga Malladi, Qualcomm senior vice president of 4G and 5G, testified Tuesday about the research his company does in wireless technology. Vicki Behringer He testified that Qualcomm is using its market power and its monopoly power over chips to extract an “unusually high amount” for royalties for patents. That raises the cost for rivals, weakens them as competitors and fortifies Qualcomm’s monopoly power, Shapiro said. Qualcomm has argued that its broad patent portfolio and innovations justify its fees. CEO Steve Mollenkopf, who took the stand Friday, defended the company’s licensing practices, saying the way his company sells chips to smartphone makers is best for everybody involved.Malladi, testifying on Qualcomm’s behalf Tuesday, stressed the patents and innovation Qualcomm has related to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile technology. For instance, as of March 2018 — the cutoff for evidence related to the trial — Qualcomm was the only company capable of making a processor for millimeter wave 5G networks. The technology allows the superfast speeds of 5G but can travel only short distances and has trouble with impediments like trees or walls. Qualcomm has worked on technology to solve those problems for phones this year to run on millimeter wave networks from Verizon and AT&T. “We are interested in moving the needle quite significantly when it comes to a lot of the communications problems we want to solve,” Malladi said. NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. reading • Qualcomm kicks off defense in FTC trial by showing its mobile chip prowess 12 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best Buy $999 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Tags $999 Mobile Components Tech Industry Phones Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. 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Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi postersTwitterWhile Salman Khan has hailed Rohit Shetty as his brother and one section of the media might have hailed him as the real Singham for agreeing to pre-pone the release of Sooryavanshi, but, Akshay Kumar is not very happy with the sudden development of things.Akshay Kumar starrer, Rohit Shetty’s next film in the cop drama – Sooryavanshi – was supposed to release on Eid 2020 along with Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Inshallah. The clash was touted as one of the biggest clashes the film industry has ever seen since both Sanjay Leela and Rohit Shetty have a reputation of delivering massive blockbusters. The loss to both the films was unavoidable. But, upon Salman Khan’s request, Rohit Shetty agreed to pre-pone the release of his magnum opus.As per a report in Deccan Chronicle, it was solely Rohit Shetty’s decision to change the date of the release of this film and Akshay Kumar was not involved in making this decision. The decision was taken by Salman Khan and Rohit Shetty and despite Salman Khan and Akshay being good friends, Kumar had no idea about what was happening. Hence it came as a shock to Akshay when the decision was made on the public platform and left him mightily upset with the maker.Earlier too, Akshay Kumar had agreed to postpone his film, Padman, for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s – Padmaavat. Even then, while Padmaavat received a thunderous response at the box-office, Padman did an average business.Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar were supposed to do Kesari together under Karan Johar Productions, however, Salman had suddenly opted out of the project. Kesari met with a luke-warm response at the box-office.
The AFRO and WEAA present “Ask. Listen. Vote.” a debate between the mayoral candidates. Sean Yoes, senior AFRO contributor and host of “First Edition,” will moderate. The event will take place on March 10 at the Murphy Fine Arts Center Gilliam Hall on the campus of Morgan State University from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free but registration at baltimoremayoraldebate.eventbrite.com is needed.
While Great Apes like the chimpanzee and orangutan have been observed making tools to aid in the extraction of termites from mounds, this is the first time a smaller species of monkey has been observed making tools. Citation: Mandrill monkey creates tool for a pedicure (w/ video) (2011, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-mandrill-monkey-tool-pedicure-video.html Chimpanzees use sex tools More information: Observation of tool use and modification for apparent hygiene purposes in a mandrill, Behavioural Processes, doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2011.06.003AbstractTool making or modification to produce a tool of apparent improved functionality has rarely been reported in monkeys, especially when tools are used outside the context of food acquisition. We report on an observation of selection, modification and use of splinters for hygiene purposes in a male mandrill. The zoo-housed animal was video-recorded breaking splinters in sequence to use them underneath his toenails. This record brings forward new evidence that the ability to use and modify tools is not limited to apes and some New World monkeys but is also apparent in Old Word monkeys.via BBC The discovery happened when lead researchers Dr. Riccardo Pansini was filming the mandrill as part of a stress-related behavior study being conducted at Chester Zoo. In the video, a large male mandrill works to pull apart bark on a twig to make the tool as narrow as he can. Once completed, he then uses the newly fashioned tool to clean and remove the dirt out from underneath his toenails.Mandrills have also been seen modifying twigs to clean out their ears and researchers believe they do this in order to prevent ear infections. Pansini believes this new behavior of creating tools for pedicures may be due to the fact the mandrill is in captivity. Because the mandrill is not focused on mating or finding food, he has the extra time on his hands to perform what could be considered as a trivial task. Yet, he has modified a tool that would normally be used for the hygienic purposes of cleaning out his ears and used it on his toenails.However, other researchers are not as quick to call this tool usage. Dr. Amanda Seed from the University of St Andrews argues that the use of this twig for self-cleaning is not something new and is not sure that it really ranks up there with tool usage. The use of objects to help with self-care is just not the same as creating a tool to help find food like the chimpanzees do when collecting termites. 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. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — In a recent paper published in Behavioural Processes, scientists reveal a film of a mandrill monkey creating a tool from a stick in order to remove dirt from underneath its toenails. This new finding shows that monkeys may be more intelligent than scientists have previously believed. Explore further
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The Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun, one of the most visited landmarks in Bangkok.The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is still on track with the 2015 global marketing activities with travel trade events and road shows in the pipeline between now and December in a bid to maintain tourist confidence and strengthen the image of Thailand as a top tourist destination.Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT’s Acting Governor and Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas) said, “As the government body tasked with the mission to promote Thailand to potential visitors worldwide while also supporting the development of the country’s tourism industry, we are determined to continue with the arrangement for Thailand’s participation in major international travel trade events and for the country’s strategic travel showcase through road shows in key target markets.”Between now and December, TAT has scheduled to participate in 18 travel trade events and activities in more than 20 countries, including:PATA Travel Mart 2015, India, 6-8 SeptemberOTDYKH Leisure 2015, Russia, from 15-18 SeptemberAstana Leisure 2015, Kazakhstan, from 24-26 SeptemberJATA Tourism Expo Japan 2015, Japan, from 24-27 SeptemberInternational Golf Travel Mart 2015, Spain, from 5-8 OctoberITB Asia 2015, Singapore, from 21-23 OctoberNordic and Scandinavian-Pre WTM, Denmark/Norway/Sweden, 27-29 OctoberWorld Travel Market 2015, UK, from 2-5 NovemberChina International Travel Mart 2015, China, from 13-15 November,International Luxury Travel Market 2015, France, 30 November – 3 DecemberTAT is also heading with the plan to stage road shows in potential markets. The road show in India was held on 21 August, in two cities in Korea on 31 August and 2 September, in Myanmar on 1 September, and in Vietnam on 11 September.Mrs. Juthaporn said, “At these travel trade events and road shows, we will continue to focus on promoting Thailand as a ‘Quality Destination through Thainess’ under the main Amazing Thailand brand umbrella.“We will also use this opportunity as a platform to assure all our friends from around the world that Thailand remains amazing and welcoming. On tourist safety, we are working closely with concerned authorities to put extra security in place at all tourist areas across the country.” Visit ThailandSource = Tourism Authority of Thailand