Experts say military sonar behind deaths of Donegal whales

first_imgSeveral whales washed ashore in Ireland including Donegal over recent weeks may have been confused while trying to swim away from underwater military sonar signals, experts suspect.A massive 43 foot long sperm whale washed up at Magheroarty two weeks ago and another 36 feet long female sperm whale found dead on Streedagh beach in Co Sligo in recent days.Sean O’Callaghan, science officer with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWGD), which is carrying out a post mortem examination on the dead mammal in Co Sligo, said it was unlikely natural causes are to blame. “There is no indication of the whales having been hit by a ship or anything like that – we are not too sure at the moment, it is fairly puzzling,” he said.Initial investigations show there was no plastic pollution inside the whale either.“It seems a bit too usual for it all to be of natural causes – four recorded dead in such a short space of time,” Mr O’Callaghan told RTE.“Typically we might record one or two sperm whales stranded or dead at sea. “Four within a week and half of each other is quite a lot, all within a fairly small geographic area. It hasn’t happened before with sperm whales.”Last August and September, up to 13 beaked whales – an even more elusive species than sperm whales – washed ashore along the coast within weeks of each other.“Potentially those species were affected by noise pollution, such as military sonar but investigations are ongoing between Ireland and Scotland to understand that,” he told RTÉ Radio.Mr O’Callaghan said the IWGD is speaking with counterparts in Scotland about trends there recently where large numbers of whales have washed ashore since last year.Research published last month suggests sonar from naval ships can affect the behaviour of whales from a longer distance than first thought. Using animal-attached sensors and deep-ocean acoustic listening devices, professors from St Andrews and Iceland universities found whales would swim away, go into a deep dive and also stop feeding upon hearing the military sounds.Tests conducted on 12 northern bottlenose whales near Jan Mayen, an island north of Iceland, showed the whales swimming away from for several hours when exposed to a certain sound level, some up to 28km away.The British Royal Navy said it would take the research into account when reviewing its marine life safety checks for underwater tasks.Experts say military sonar behind deaths of Donegal whales was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DEATHSdonegalmilitary sonarsperm whaleslast_img read more

Labanc, Sharks play spoiler role on Hockey Day in Canada

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.EDMONTON — As Canadians indulged in a coast-to-coast celebration of the game they love, the lone American team on the slate played the role of spoilers.The Sharks stole the spotlight on Hockey Day in Canada, an annual celebration of Canada’s favorite sport, extending their winning streak to five games with a 5-2 thumping of the Edmonton Oilers. The Sharks were the only American team that participated in Saturday’s …last_img read more

Europearn Classical Magnificent Peacock Spread With Vintage Phoenix Crystal Hair Pin Clip – Attractive, sturdy decorative clip

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NGINX Rolls Out Its First Commercial Web Server

first_imgbrian proffitt Related Posts It’s been a little over two years since NGINX project lead Igor Sysoev decided to make a commercial go of the popular web server project, and now the results are here: the first commercial version of NGINX is available today.Like the Apache web server, NGINX is an open source project. NGINX, however, is optimized to handle large-scale, high-traffic Web sites. Think Netflix, AirBnB, Instagram and Facebook—NGINX users all—and you’ve got a pretty good idea of scale at which the server operates.How that user base will translate into actual sales for the new NGINX Plus product remains to be seen. But the server itself is more than just a souped-up version of the open source edition. The server software now has advanced monitoring, application health checks and dynamic configuration. NGINX is also positioning NGINX Plus as an application delivery controller, a device used to assist application servers properly load-balance their traffic in high-volume situations.Call It Web Server Plus AlphaThis “more than a web server” approach has been a hallmark of NGINX all along. The software is very lightweight compared to other Web servers, using an asynchronous architecture to deal with thousands of requests at a time without a great deal of resources. This has made it a strong tool for caching and load balancing web sites and applications.It’s worked well for the project thus far: NGINX has made a pretty strong mark on the web server market. The most recent Netcraft survey shows the open source software as the third-most popular Web server, behind Apache and Microsoft IIS, with 14.55% of market share for all sites.A commercial offering of NGINX has the potential of being an even stronger presence on the marketplace, especially as mobile devices and the Internet of Things ramp up traffic for Web services in the near future at what could be an exponential rate.Image courtesy of Shutterstock Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Tags:#application server#NGINX#web server IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Pulwama: 8 security personnel, 3 terrorists killed in attack on police complex

first_imgEight security personnel have been killed while five were injured in an encounter with militants today in Pulwama’s district police lines in Jammu and Kashmir. The martyred security personnel include four policemen and 4 CRPF jawans. Two of the four CRPF personnel include Jaswant Singh and Dhanawade Ravinder. Two CRPF personnel have received bullet injuries.Three terrorists have also been killed in the encounter that is stillunderway. The bodies of two Special Police Officers (SPOs) who werereported missing earlier have also been recovered.The militants launched the attack on a guard-post upon entering the town’s district police lines at around 3.40 am, the police said. They used grenades and gunfire.Several families were evacuated from the vicinity of the incident. The evacuation is still on through a helicopter.SECURITY SITUATION REVIEWED In a statement, issued after Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security situation in the state, the ministry said the terrorists had been cornered in a set of government quarters and action to flush them out was in process. “The exact number of terrorists is still not known and the two SPOs of Jammu and Kashmir are trapped in the building where the terrorists have been cornered,” it said.The meeting, attended by NSA Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and others, reviewed the ongoing encounter in Pulwama.The home secretary said there were two SPOs on the sport but their fate is not known immediately. “Two SPOs were there. We are not sure whether they are safe. Some danger to their lives still exists,” he said.advertisementThe home minister expressed profound sorrow over the death of a constable of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and two personnel of the CRPF and expressed condolences to the families.Militants launched a major pre-dawn attack on a district police complex, triggering a massive gunfight in which one of them died while three others were still holed up after nearly 12 hours.The compound houses many residential buildings.(With inputs from agencies)Also Read:Jammu and Kashmir: LeT commander killed in encounter in PulwamaPulwama encounter: One terrorist killed, two others escape in injured conditionWatch:Pulwama encounter: 3 security personnel killed, 7 injured in terror attacklast_img read more

PayPal agrees to invest 500M in Uber as it extends partnership

first_img Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Now playing: Watch this: $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tags 7 PayPal Uber,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Boost Mobile $210 at Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice See at Turo See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Angela Lang/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read the Rylo camera preview DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Amazon $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Chris Monroe/CNET Post a comment $299 at Amazon Read Lenovo Smart Clock review HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice 1:23 See It Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET See it How to use PayPal in the iOS App Store I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $520 at HP $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review PayPal is extending its partnership with Uber to the tune of $500 million. Getty Images PayPal on Friday revealed that it’ll pump $500 million into Uber as it extends a partnership the companies have maintained since 2013.As part of the extension, the online payment company will look into developing the ride-hailing service’s digital wallet.PayPal boss Dan Schulman mentioned that deal in a LinkedIn post early Friday.”This is another significant milestone on our journey to be a platform partner of choice, helping to enable global commerce by connecting the world’s leading marketplaces and payment networks,” he wrote.Uber didn’t immediately respond to request for comment on the PayPal announcement. Earlier this month, the company’s self-driving tech group got a $1 billion investment led by Toyota and it publicly filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a potential $120 billion initial public offering. On Friday, it set an IPO price range of $44 to $50 a share. $6 at Tidal Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $155 at Google Express Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tags Best Buy $999 $60 at Best Buy See at Amazon The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sprint Turo $999 The Cheapskate Turo: Save $30 on any car rental CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Comments What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $999 Apple iPhone XS Tech Industry Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Rylo 0 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160)last_img read more