Preventing human-wildlife conflict

first_imgWhat to do when you encounter wildlife in urban areasThe province is also offering the following advice if you find yourself in this situation.Do not provide food to wildlife.Remain calm and never approach the animal.Always keep the animal in front of you (never turn your back) and back away slowly (never run).Keep children and pets close or pick them up. If possible, bring children and pets indoors.Make yourself look as large as possible by waving your arms above your head.Make loud noises, shout at the animal in a loud, aggressive voice or bang pots and pans and throw objects like rocks and sticks.Follow this link for more advice from WildSafeBC. The ministry says the chance of human-wildlife interactions will soon increase, and as such, residents should do their part in reducing that possibility.They say the “most effective and natural way” of preventing conflicts with wildlife in an urban setting is by putting away garbage, birdseeds, compost, pet food, and to keep fruit from tress off the ground.“Bears emerging from hibernation are looking for food and helping themselves to anything they can find,” the ministry writes. “This food-conditioned behaviour increases potential conflicts with people. Whether it’s a dirty barbecue or food scraps in composts, bears only need to locate food once to develop a feeding pattern of returning to an area.”- Advertisement -Other animals, such as young cougars, roam wide in search of unoccupied territory, increasing their changes of wandering into residential communities, park and campgrounds, the ministry goes on to warn.They say coyote pups are born in the spring and by July are attempting to hunt on their own.The public is asked to report all human-wildlife conflicts that threaten public safety or result in significant property damage by calling the Report All Poachers and Polluters line, toll-free at 1 877 952 7277, or visit their website.Advertisementlast_img read more

World’s largest new IoT networks launched at MWC

first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Tags:#Brazil#connectivity#Ingenu#Machine Network#MEC Telematik#Middle East#RPMA#smart city Cate Lawrence This week at Mobile World Congress, two new global IoT machine networks were announced in the Middle East and Brazil to provide connectivity for IoT devices and applications across the world.Ingenu Inc. and MEC Telematik announced a rollout of the Machine Network for IoT network connectivity across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, based on RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology. When launched, the Middle East network will be the world’s largest multi-country M2M/IoT network serving the countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan and others.See also: At MWC, a cutting-edge and crazy IoT showcaseIt will provide affordable and reliable connectivity for applications such as asset tracking, logistics, environmental monitoring and smart city, among others.  MEC Telematik will fund and undertake the build-out of the Machine Network which will be largely completed by the end of 2017.Introducing….RPMARPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology is purpose-built for M2M/IoT connectivity, offering unparalleled range, coverage, and capacity with extremely low power requirements and longer-lasting battery life. It enables devices to connect more efficiently and cost-effectively in both the uplink and downlink. It also requires fewer towers to provide coverage to large areas (1:10 to 1:30 radio towers needed for RPMA vs. cellular).“The Middle East is embracing the Internet of Things faster than any other region as it expands its focus on sustainability and smart technologies,” said Fred Wohl, CEO of MEC Telematik.  “We selected Ingenu because its network is specifically designed for machine connectivity and we are thrilled to bring RPMA to countries in the Middle East, and serve the myriad of IoT opportunities that are ideally suited for this innovative technology.”Increased IoT connectivity for BrazilDatorá Telecomunicações Ltda has also chosen Ingenu’s RPMA IoT network to serve Brazil’s population of over 200 million, providing connectivity for applications like agriculture, environmental monitoring, logistics and smart city projects. Datora will deploy the Machine Network throughout Brazil, with expected completion in late 2018.  The network will be integrated with its IoT Connectivity Abstraction Layer Solution (IoT CAL Solution), which allows different types of seamless connectivity for its clients.“The Brazilian market is rapidly expanding its focus on IoT connectivity to bring useful new applications to the region,” said Tomas Fuchs, CEO of Datora Group. “Datora’s vast experience in providing IoT/M2M connectivity and Ingenu’s robust, reliable RPMA technology will provide unprecedented network availability for a host of IoT solutions and flexibility of integration with our IoT CAL Solution.”“Ingenu’s partnership with Datora is the company’s largest deployment in the Latin American market to date,” said John Horn, CEO, Ingenu.  “We are excited to align our global expansion with Datora, an established and profitable Brazilian company, to support the connectivity needs of this growing nation, and to extend the reach of our RPMA technology in Brazil.”The announcement follows news last week that Brazil and the European Union plan to invest 16mn euros (US$16.8mn) in projects in the areas of the IoT cloud computing and 5G networks.The Brazilian science, technology, innovations and communications ministry, MCTIC, and the the national education and research network (RNP) opened registrations for the fourth Brazil-European Union coordinated ICT call. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…center_img Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts last_img read more

Belga keeps his emotions in check, helps Rain or Shine win over TNT

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Belga explained that hitting the showers early last game against the Picanto made him reassess his part in the current situation the Elasto Painters are in.“Coach Caloy (Garcia) told me that a leader should always be present on the court. Gabe (Norwood), Jireh (Ibañes), and Raymond (Almazan) are not here, so I have to help our teammates, especially that a lot of them are shy. So I barked instructions on defense and the things we need to do, and I’m happy that we got a win so that we’ll have a bit of a momentum,” he said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith Belga taking the leadership mantle, Rain or Shine didn’t have a hard time running away from TNT as it strung its first winning streak of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The Sorsogon native is hopeful that the Elasto Painters can sustain whatever positives they got from the win against the KaTropa as he is finally set to serve his one-game suspension in the team’s next assignment against Star on Sunday. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Beau Belga. PBA IMAGESBeau Belga seemed to have taken a 180-degree turn after his ejection last week, exuding poise in Rain or Shine’s 105-73 rout of TNT on Sunday.Keeping his temper in check, the burly big man had the most impact for his team in his time on the floor, garnering a team-best plus-28 as he racked five points, 10 rebounds, and three assists in the blowout.ADVERTISEMENT “I can’t help them much in the next game, so I showed them that someone has to step up when it comes to leadership. Good thing is that Gabe and Raymond will already be here,” he said.With Belga relegated to the sidelines, he is taking the suspension as an eye-opener for him to control his emotions in the following games.“It’s too bad that I can’t join them in next game, but it is what it is and it’s a lesson for me to control my emotions. I need to be there for my teammates because the coaches consider me as one of the veterans, so I need to be a role model,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Lesnar survives to retain Universal title at SummerSlam Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Sharks take out Men’s 45’s final in extra time at NTL

first_imgThe SQBD Sharks have beaten the Sydney Scorpions in extra time in an exciting match in the Men’s 45’s division at the 2009 X-Blades National Touch League in Port Macquarie.With the match locked at 5-5 at full time, the game got down to four players on each side in extra time before the Sharks’ Luke Shaw scored after 3 ½ minutes to give his team their first title in this division.The Scorpions’ start to the game was fast paced, scoring two tries in the first two minutes through Geoff Cheung and Rob Wethrill. Darryl Lancaster scored the Sharks first try in the 15th minute to get them onto the scoreboard, while Cheung had to be taken from the field just before half time, due to an injury. The Scorpions led 2-1 at half time.The Sharks leveled the score at 2-2 six minutes into the second half through Gary Nicholson. Scorpions captain and former League great Cliff Lyons was a forced substitute soon after, and Mark Jansson capitalised on this, scoring his first try to get the Sharks in the lead for the first time in the game.Lyons’ first touch of the footy after returning to the field set up Amir Ayoub in the corner to level the scores at 3-3 in the 12th minute of the second half. Jansson scored his second try two minutes later, while Ayoub scored his double not long after to bring the score to 4-4. Jansson then scored his third try in the next set of six to put the Scorpions into the lead, but Wethrill replied for the Scorpions to lock the game up at 5-5 at full time. Scorpions had their chances early on in extra time, but the Sharks proved too strong in their come from behind victory.last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal boss Emery hasn’t forgotten Sevilla midfielder Banega

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery hasn’t forgotten Sevilla midfielder Banegaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery hasn’t forgotten about Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega.The Sun says Emery is set to launch an £18m January raid for Banega – the Argentine midfielder he’s worked with at Valencia and Sevilla.The offer will be tabled next month, but Serie A giants Inter Milan are also keen.The midfielder could act as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who is leaving the club on a free transfer next summer. last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool legend Nicol: FSG to blame for FA Cup exit

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Nicol: FSG to blame for FA Cup exitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Steve Nicol has slammed the club’s owners over their FA Cup exit at Wolves on Monday night.With Liverpool suffering Champions League, Europa League, League Cup and FA Cup Final defeats since FSG bought the club in 2010, it leaves the 2012 League Cup as both the Reds’ last trophy and only silverware of the American group’s Anfield stewardship.Nicol told ESPN FC: “For the big teams, particularly in England, it’s about the Premier League and Champions League.“Let’s not forget, that Kenny Dalglish got the sack after winning silverware at Liverpool, and losing the FA Cup final. So, work that one out.“So the owners want the Premier League and the Champions League clearly.“If Jurgen Klopp doesn’t want to sacrifice anybody in order to win the Premier League or the Champions League then he’s going to do what he did the other night and play what, three first team [players]?”Nicol accused his former side of disregarding the competition as they suffered their fourth-successive third or fourth round exit under Klopp.“Well, yes, because of the era I played in – yes I do (have a problem with domestic cups not being taken seriously).“All the other trophies meant something, the Carabao Cup used to mean a lot.“The FA Cup was absolutely huge, it for me was basically the player’s tournament.“But times have changed, and now it’s about Premier League and Champions League.” last_img read more

Double Standard? Andrew Harrison’s Comment Was Stupid, But It Wasn’t Racist

first_imgSaturday night, after Kentucky lost its first and only game of the 2014-2015 college basketball season, sophomore guard Andrew Harrison made a big mistake at his team’s post-game press conference, uttering a very NSFW phrase while his microphone was turned on. Harrison, who is facing criticism for the transgression, has since apologized.If you missed it, Harrison, after listening to his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns get asked about Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky, muttered “f*** that n****” to himself. Undoubtedly, it was stupid. But it was not racist. And there is no double standard going on here.For some reason, a number of college basketball fans are making the argument that if the situation had been reversed, and it had been Kaminsky uttering those words to himself, he’d be labeled a racist. Any by that logic, because Harrison isn’t being labeled as a racist, and because he isn’t likely to face any serious punishment, there is a double standard going on here.We’re not making this up. There are hundreds, if not thousands of tweets about it.If Andrew Harrison was white, we’d have a national catastrophe on our hands. Talk about a double standard— Alex Petik (@MuskyMaster5033) April 5, 2015Such a double standard with race I hate it. Andrew Harrison says what he says and it doesn’t get blown up but if it was other way around…— Tyler Boyle (@theeroyalboyle) April 5, 2015If Frank K had said the EXACT same thing about Andrew Harrison, think it would’ve been swept under the rug? What a double standard!— Dtrain41 (@DaneHenderson1) April 5, 2015If Andrew Harrison isn’t kicked out of school it’s a double standard @KentuckyMBB— Lara McGlynn (@lalalaLaraxo) April 5, 2015Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 12.20.00 PMObviously, if Kaminsky, a white man, had called Harrison, an African American, the n-word, he’d have been (rightfully) labeled a racist. There’s no doubt there. But comparing this to the Oklahoma SAE issue is absolutely insane.Where’s the disconnect here? Whether or not you agree with it, many African Americans refer to each other using the n-word. It’s part of the hip-hop culture. It’s part of the locker room culture. Heck, even ESPN’s Michael Wilbon admits that he and his friends use the word to “endearingly” refer to each other. To be clear, there was nothing endearing about what Harrison said about Kaminsky. But in the context of the situation, if Harrison had said “F*** that dude”, he’d be essentially saying the same thing.Harrison acted like a sore loser, and again, he should never have said what he said. But there is no double standard here. Just stop.last_img read more

Metis Nation unhappy with exclusion from closing TRC event

first_imgJulien Gignac APTN National NewsOTTAWA — The Métis Nation is disheartened by the lack of acknowledgment in the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.The report issued Tuesday excludes experiences suffered by Metis at the hands of officials in the country’s dark residential school history.“In terms of the residential schools their [the government’s] final position is that they were run by religious entities therefore they have no responsibility,” said Métis National Council President Clément Chartier. “If we’re going to have true reconciliation, it has to be reconciliation between all aboriginal peoples, not only some.”There is an estimated 350,000 to 400,000 Métis in Canada, accounting for roughly one quarter of all Indigenous peoples.History of Métis exclusion coming from the federal government has repeated itself, according to Tony Belcourt, founding president of the Métis Nation of Ontario.Belcourt’s bone to pick is not with the TRC, however.“Any argument of exclusion is certainly not with the TRC, not with those commissioners who tried, I know, very hard to ensure the Métis voice was heard during the whole process over the last six years,” said Belcourt. “Those are decent people.“If there has been any exclusion of Métis people from anything, the responsibility for that falls squarely at the foot of the government of Canada,”The commission is the result of the Settlement Agreement struck in 2007, which the Métis were excluded from, too.“We didn’t decide who was in it, who signed it or who didn’t,” said Marie Wilson, commissioner of the TRC. “The issue of Métis representation is something we’ve been flagging as a concern and in fact wrote about in our interim report in 2012.”Wilson said that the commission did not discriminate and has always invited Métis to national events.Within the nearly 7,000 residential school testimonies gathered by the TRC are Métis voices.At the closing event of the TRC Wilson and Belcourt could be seen joining hands and round dancing.jgignac@aptn.calast_img read more

OSU mens basketball loses top recruit LaQuinton Ross

The Ohio State men’s basketball team is more than a month away from kicking off its 2011-12 season, but its Final Four hopes have already taken a small hit. OSU announced Monday that incoming freshman LaQuinton Ross was ruled an academic non-qualifier by the NCAA and will not be on the Buckeyes roster when the team opens practice on Oct. 14. Ross, who according the Rivals.com was the No. 43 overall recruit in the class of 2011, was the highest-ranked of the five players who committed to play for OSU coach Thad Matta this season. In his senior season of high school, Ross averaged 25.4 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. As an academic non-qualifier, Ross did not meet the academic standards that are required for all NCAA Division I athletes. According to the NCAA’s official website, an incoming student must be a high school graduate, achieve a 2.0 GPA and present a qualifying score on either the SAT or ACT. Academic non-qualifiers are not permitted to receive an academic scholarship for a full year, meaning that Ross likely won’t play for the Buckeyes until the 2012-13 season, at the earliest. Despite Ross having signed a letter of intent last November to play for the Buckeyes, being ruled as an academic non-qualifier returns his status with the NCAA back to that of a prospect. As a prospect, Ross is allowed to be recruited and can sign to play with schools other than OSU, granted that he academically qualifies for the 2012-13 season. Ross has spent the past summer in Columbus, playing alongside current and former OSU players. CBSSports reported on Monday that Ross, who attended high school at Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J., would be returning to his home state of Mississippi to “take a class and retake the SAT.” From his Twitter account, @qross2011, Ross posted on Friday at approximately 7 p.m.: “Struggling is something I’m use to!! I seem to bounce back everytime this time want be any different!!” The Buckeyes were hoping that Ross, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward, would help replace some of the perimeter scoring that the team lost when forward David Lighty and guard Jon Diebler graduated. With senior guard William Buford and sophomore swingmen Deshaun Thomas and Jordan Sibert returning this year, it is possible that Ross may not have found playing time in Matta’s rotation. With 2010-11 All-American and OSU leading scorer and rebounder Jared Sullinger returning for his sophomore season, the Buckeyes are expected to be a top-five team to start this season. OSU kicks off its regular season on Nov. 11 against Wright State in the Global Sports Shoot-out. read more