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A male and female visitor to Yosemite National Park were found dead Thursday morning after an apparent fall from Taft Point.Park officials recovered the bodies, but said they have not yet determined the identities of the couple or how they might have fallen.Taft Point has been one of Yosemite’s iconic tourist spots for more than 100 years. Located near the end of Glacier Point Road, the overlook has sweeping views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan.Named for President William …
Pangolins are mammals distinctive for their protective keratin scales and largely solitary existence. This animal the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. Here’s more on how they’re being protected.The Temminck’s ground pangolin known as “scaly anteaters” is protected by the Zimbabwean conservation group and the Tikki Hywood Trust, a group of Zimbabweans. (Image: Adrian Steirn, Barcroft Images)Brand South Africa reporterTogether with Zimbabwean conservation group the Tikki Hywood Trust, a group of Zimbabweans is contributing to the care and protection of the Temminck’s ground pangolin, as well as creating awareness of the plight of this bizarre and reclusive mammal that not many know even exists.Commonly called “scaly anteaters”, pangolins are mammals distinctive for their protective keratin scales and largely solitary existence. The animal is hunted for its meat and scales, and is the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. They eat ants and termites using an extraordinarily long, sticky tongue, and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when threatened. There are eight species of pangolin.#Zimbabwe‘s Pangolin Men are dedicated to rehabilitating the world’s most trafficked mammal – the #pangolin! https://t.co/m8jV4lfSet #Africa pic.twitter.com/lK4JH0q2nW— Barcroft Animals (@BarcroftAnimals) November 2, 2016All eight species – four in Africa, including the Temminck’s ground pangolin found in Zimbabwe and South Africa – are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.At the CITES CoP17 conference in October 2016, all eight species of pangolin were up-listed to an outright ban on all international commercial trade of the animal and its by-products.Watch:The Tikki Hywood TrustThe Tikki Hywood Trust, a wildlife NGO, was founded in 1994 to raise awareness of and sound conservation practices for lesser known, endangered fauna and flora globally, with a focus on the diversity of threatened species in Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa.The trust also runs successful breeding and protection programmes to augment dwindling wild populations. These programmes design and implement standards and protocols, including captive management and animal rehabilitation. The trust’s efforts include working with a group of young Zimbabweans to rehabilitate captured and injured pangolins, as well spreading the word about the mammals’ vulnerability.Watch the video on the group’s work below:The guardian group is “entrusted with caring for animals that have endured major stress, often having been transported many kilometres bound in a sack, starved and dehydrated”, according to the Beautiful News website on 2 November 2016.While rehabilitation of the pangolins can be long and arduous, with the animal’s instinctive reluctance to interact with humans a major obstacle to building trust in the relationship, the group does this with a deep respect and love for the animal.“They have developed an intimate relationship while caring for them. Pangolins are like their children. And like any parent, they will protect their family from anything that poses a threat,” the report says.I went to Zimbabwe to capture portraits of the individuals saving the #pangolin species. My #BeautifulNews film is out today at 4:14pm SAST pic.twitter.com/Jn53l13jHN— Adrian Steirn (@AdrianSteirn) November 2, 2016Creating global awareness through photographyAustralian photographer Adrian Steirn, well known for his extensive nature photography and the 21 Icons portrait series, has released a series of photographs highlighting the group’s important work and their special relationship with the animals.The photo series inaugurated Steirn’s Beautiful News digital platform, which continues his ongoing journey of portraying a true reflection of South Africa and the rest of the continent.As the story of the Zimbabwean pangolin protectors aptly illustrates, Steirn hopes the new multi-media platform will “continue sharing powerful messages, reflecting the deeds and actions of the everyman in an inclusive and engaging style”.Source: Beautiful NewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A new report that usage of Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps is plummeting has me pretty steamed. This claim – as is so often the case in the tech universe – is based on a meritless, PR-driven study. 5,000 users of an obscure app for highly technical people is a hopelessly skewed sample of what iPhone users are like.The app that published the data is called Snappli. It compresses your data while you’re on a cellular network to reduce your monthly usage. The app watches users’ data traffic, so it can tell which services they’re using.The study says that usage of Apple’s Maps among the 5,000-person sample of Snappli users has dropped to 4%, where 25% of them were using Google Maps before the iOS 6 update. It’s not clear – at least from what GigaOM published – what kind of usage this measures. Presumably, it’s daily usage.If that’s the case, the study (or the article) should have included info about whether these users had switched to another mapping service. That way, we’d know whether they’ve chosen an alternative, or they just didn’t use any maps that day. Unfortunately, it does not.Nevertheless, GigaOM thought this was enough information to publish the headline that “Apple Maps usage plunges to 1 in 25 iOS owners.” PandoDaily followed up with a link post claiming that “only 4% of iOS users still using Apple maps.”This is a reckless extrapolation from flimsy information.Snappli users do not constitute a statistically meaningful sample of iOS users. Only users who are both aware of the application and concerned enough about data usage to use it are sampled. That limits the sample to a fairly geeky subset. (And it excludes people geeky enough to feel uncomfortable letting some third party track their mobile usage all the time.)Tech companies can generate valuable insights from their data that are well worth reporting. But the vast majority of what we tech reporters see are shoddy, math-deficient marketing ploys like this. It’s always distressing to see them reported as fact.Don’t take the Snappli numbers about Apple Maps usage at face value. They’re worthless. jon mitchell
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University moved closer to claiming third place after beating Adamson, 25-23, 26-24, 25-14, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Arellano is coming off a loss to undefeated National University in a game that taught the Lady Chiefs lessons and served as a factor to their victory.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients “Our loss go NU last game taught us a big lesson,” said Arellano coach Roberto Javier in Filipino.The Lady Chiefs got swept in the semifinals after taking a 25-17, 26-28, 17-25, 25-13, 20-18 setback on Sunday.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 shutoutJovielyn Prado showed the way for Arellano with 18 points while Regine Arocha and Necole Ebuen added 15 and 10 points, respectively.The Lady Chiefs shoot for the bronze medal on Saturday and Javier thinks the Lady Falcons will come out in full swing. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ “It’s important for us to win on Saturday but of course, Adamson will prepare really hard and bounce back. I hope this win motivates us more to win next game.”Adamson, which drew nine points from Mary Joy Dacoron, suffered its third straight defeat. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH La Salle bounces back, frustrates FEU PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City
Have you ever wanted to play Touch Football but weren’t too sure where to start? The Touch Football Australia website has a section that has recently been added, Play Now, which tells you important information about starting out in the sport. The section features information including how to get started, what parents need to know, basic rules, what equipment you will need as well as information about registration and tips for referees and players when playing with players that are deaf or have hearing impairments. To view this section, please click on the ‘Play Touch Football’ menu on the top menu and click on ‘Play Now’ or click on the link below:http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=1280 Related LinksPlay Now!
Chelsea ponder replacing Eden Hazard with brother Thorganby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are keeping tabs on Thorgan Hazard’s situation at Borussia Monchengladbach.The Belgian has been producing career best form this season and Gladbach accept they’re on borrowed time keeping hold of the midfielder.BILD says among a raft of interested clubs is Chelsea, which had Hazard on their books before selling him to Gladbach.The Blues also boast a buy-back option in the deal and are actively discussing triggering it.Indeed, it’s suggested Thorgan could be re-signed by Chelsea to replace older brother Eden Hazard should he leave for Real Madrid. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Tottenham boss Pochettino writes off Janssenby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out a recall for Vincent Janssen.After defeat to Manchester United, Pochettino now loses Heung-min Son to South Korea’s Asian Cup campaign.Asked if Janssen could step up, the manager was adamant: “No, he is not in my plans.”On Son, he continued: “Yeah but we cannot change that. That is the risk in any competition, you know. “In football you cannot avoid the risk.”Four and a half years we are playing every week and testing the depth of the squad, not only that period, but I never complain and I am not going complain. I think we are going to recover players from injury and I think we are going to find the way to play in the best condition and be competitive like we were competitive in the last four years and a half.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Miss Piggy, star of ABC’s “The Muppets,” will make a special appearance during the 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting, presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.Piggy will be joining performers such as Fall Out Boy, Tori Kelly, Aloe Blacc, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.An international celebrity, television and feature film star, best-selling author, supermodel, and fashion icon, Miss Piggy will help kick-off the holiday season at the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 3, 2015, on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House). The event can be seen on public television throughout the month of December. For broadcast times, check local listings or the National Christmas Tree Lighting website.“I am so thrilled to be part of the National Christmas Tree Lighting, I hear this year’s tree will be almost as bright, shiny and dazzlingly beautiful as moi!” says Miss Piggy.Keep up with the National Christmas Tree on Twitter at @TheNationalTree and follow #NCTL2015 on social media for more information about the event and its history. For Miss Piggy, visit Twitter and Facebook.An American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark. Launched in March 2015, Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service’s next 100 years, #FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation’s natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.The Walt Disney Company, including Disney|ABC Television Group which is the home of The Muppets, is a premier partner of the #FindYourPark movement and a lead sponsor of the National Park Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids program, aiming to get half a million kids into national parks by 2017.A special thanks to GE Lighting, Amtrak, Christmas Northeast, Inc., Guest Services, Inc., Hudler Carolina Tree Farms, Loews Madison, Southwest Airlines, and Washington Marriott at Metro Center for their generous support of the 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting.
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin admitted his disappointment with the away goal conceded, but was nevertheless happy with their commanding 4-1 win over CSKA MoscowBraces from both Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey secured the Gunners a 4-1 win in the first leg against the Russian Premier League side at the Emirates.Although they did concede a free-kick, which Aleksandr Golovin scored from with a sublime effort to briefly return the score level between the sides. Before Lacazette restored Arsenal’s advantage with a penalty.Ramsey then added a brilliant third goal, before Lacazette completed his brace after being picked out by the outstanding Mesut Ozil.Afterwards, Bellerin admitted that it was disappointing to have conceded an away goal, but believes that Arsenal can head into the second leg of their quarter-final tie against CSKA in a “positive mindset”.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It was really good. We gave away the free kick and they got the away goal and we knew that could complicate things, but we reacted to that goal and we are really happy with the score. We wish we could have kept a clean sheet but now we can go to Russia with a positive mindset and knowing that if we don’t make any mistakes, we are in the next round.” said Bellerin, according to arsenal.comThe Spaniard assisted Ramsay for the opening goal of the match and revealed that the combination worked due to countless efforts on the training field.“I spoke to Aaron and he always tells me about ‘cutbacks, cutbacks, cutbacks’ and finally we got one. I am happy that what works in training, works in a game.” revealed the right-back.While conceding that they should have scored even more on the night, Bellerin feels that they should count themselves fortunate that the score ended as 4-1 in their favour.“We are happy. we knew that Moscow had to go on the attack [in the second half] and we should have scored a few more goals I believe. In the second half we had loads of chances but we are lucky that it is 4-1 because if the score was a bit tighter then we would have regretted missing those chances. But with a three-goal lead going to Russia, we are happy.” said 23 year-old.