Sea lion named Mandalorian euthanized after being shot with pellet rifle

first_imgPacific Marine Mammal Center(LOS ANGELES) — A California sea lion found on a beach with pellet gunshot wounds was euthanized as officials search for who was responsible, officials announced on Tuesday.Employees at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescued the female sea lion after it was found in distress on Newport Beach on Dec. 16 after being reported by animal control, the center said in a press release.The 1 1/2 year-old sea lion, named Mandalorian by rescuers, was found to have two gunshots in the chest, most likely from a pellet rifle, the press release stated.Mandalorian was monitored for a week and received treatment, but its health continued to decline. It was “humanely euthanized” on Dec. 22, the center said.A necropsy done on Mandalorian showed one of the bullets was “between the rib and adjacent vertebrae” and the wound “most likely became infected, leading to severe muscle necrosis around the impact site and an accumulation of fluid in the chest cavity,” officials said.The second pellet was lodged in the mammal’s muscles between its ribs.The pellets were recovered and sent to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement for additional investigation.“Unfortunately, what we saw is taking place up and down the Pacific Coast. These are disgusting and intentional acts, many of which are pre-meditated. We know there are many out there that feel like they are competing with the sea lions for the same resources,” said Peter Chang, CEO of the center. “However, there’s a pathway for us to cohabitate with these precious marine mammals, and shooting them is not the way.”  Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Judas Priest Announces US Tour In Support of New Studio Album ‘Redeemer Of Souls’

first_imgTimeless heavy metal act Judas Priest has announced a tour, in support of their 17th studio album, Redeemer of Souls. The iconic act have already received favorable reviews on their new material, and are eager to bring the band on the road for another tour.The tour spans October and November, bouncing around the East and West coasts primarily. The band will play the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn and the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ, and several other venues in the Northeast.You can view the band’s full tour schedule below:Oct­01 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory Oct­03 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Oct­04 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Fest at Champions Oct­09 Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterOct­10 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah’sOct­11 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood’sOct­14 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMass Oct­15 Allentown, PA PPL Center Oct­17 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center Oct­19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre Oct­24 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion Oct­28 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett CenterOct­30 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live Arena Nov­06 Allen, TX Allen Event Center Nov­07 Austin FunFunFun Fest Nov­10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Nov­12 Phoenix, AZ Jobing Arena Nov­13 Highland, CA San Manuel Casino Nov­14 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Nov­16 San Jose, CA City National Civic Nov­18 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

Don Barry Named New Edelbrock President And CEO

first_imgEdelbrock has announced the appointment of Don Barry to the position of president and CEO of Edelbrock LLC.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBarry has built a distinguished career leading some of the foremost brands in the consumer products and automotive aftermarket industries. He is joining Edelbrock after most recently serving as the chief commercial officer of ISN, one of the world’s largest distributors of automotive tools. Prior to ISN, Barry was the president and CEO of The ACCEL Performance Group, which included the ACCEL, Mr. Gasket and Mallory brands. In this position, he successfully drove revenue and profit growth through the introduction of new product lines, brand re-positioning and new customer acquisition. Barry entered the automotive aftermarket industry under Dorman Products Inc. as its senior vice president of sales, marketing and international.He also spent 16 years at 3M in positions of increasing responsibility, culminating as the president of the European Consumer and Office business unit. He began his career with S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., where he gained key insight into consumer products and purchase behavior.“I’m very excited to be joining the Edelbrock team. Edelbrock is an iconic brand in the aftermarket industry and I look forward to leading Edelbrock’s growth into the future and being part of this historic company’s next phase,” said Barry.last_img read more

REPORT: Bristol Rugby 27-39 Newcastle Falcons

first_imgMark Tainton’s side claimed a try bonus-point thanks to scores from Jamal Ford-Robinson, Jack O’Connell, Jack Tovey and Mitch Eadie, while Gavin Henson kicked a penalty and Jason Woodward added two conversions. But the hosts were outscored by five tries to four as Vereneki Goneva (2), Chris Harris, Mark Wilson and Marcus Watson sealed a bonus-point win for the Falcons. Sonatane Takulua added four conversions and two penalties for a 14-point haul.  What happened? Bristol were slow out of the blocks and fell behind just three minutes in when Mark Wilson sprinted in from 20 metres after neat work from Chris Harris in midfield.Bristol almost hit back when Woodward found space on the outside before being bundled into touch two metres short, with Edwards close in support.Takulua extended the Falcons lead on 14 minutes with a well-struck penalty after Bristol had infringed at the scrum. But the scrum half couldn’t add the extras when Goneva snuck through the centre of a ruck to go over unopposed.The Tongan’s next effort also found its target as Falcons opened up an 18-0 lead on 25 minutes. A second try looked a certainty as Bristol piled on the pressure inside the Falcons 22 – but Goneva’s interception and 80 metre cruise sealed an all-important bonus-point for Newcastle with 20 minutes left to play.Bristol’s second try did eventually arrive on 63 minutes when Jack O’Connell latched on to a delicate offload from replacement Tusi Pisi to score.But Falcons added a fifth on 74 minutes when Goneva scooped up a loose ball to break clear before passing to Harris in-goal, ending any hopes of a home comeback.Bristol finished on a high with a quick-fire double, as first Jack Tovey collected Tusi Pisi’s cross-kick to touch down – before Mitch Eadie bowed out in style with late score to cap a man of the match performance from the number eight. Key moment: Vereneki Goneva’s interception score, when Bristol had looked like clawing their way back into the game with a second try in quick succession, put the game to bed at Ashton Gate and sealed an all-important bonus-point for Newcastle.  Photo of the match: Billy Searle takes on the Falcons defence at Ashton Gate (JMP UK). Mitch Eadie carries into the Newcastle midfield during the first half (JMP UK). Teams: Bristol Rugby: Jason Woodward; Ryan Edwards, Will Hurrell, Gavin Henson (Piutau 49), Jack Tovey, Billy Searle (Pisi 49), Alby Mathewson (Uren 59); Jack O’Connell, Marc Jones (c) (Crumpton 59), Gaston Cortes (Ford-Robinson 45), James Phillips (Fenton-Wells 45), Mark Sorenson (Glynn 45), Sam Jeffries, Olly Robinson, Mitch Eadie.Replacements: Max Crumpton, Ollie Dawe, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Ben Glynn, Nick Fenton-Wells, Andy Uren, Tusi Pisi, Siale Piutau.Newcastle Falcons: Marcus Watson, Vereniki Goneva, Chris Harris, Juan Pablo Socino, Sinoti Sinoti, Joel Hodgson, Sonatane Takulua; Rob Vickers, Scott Lawson, Jon Welsh, Calum Green, Sean Robinson, Mark Wilson, Will Welch (captain), Opeti Fonua.Replacements: Kyle Cooper, Ben Harris, Scott Wilson, Will Witty, Callum Chick, Sam Egerton, Craig Willis, Alex Tait. Bristol Rugby majority shareholder, Steve Lansdown presents a gift to retiring CEO, Steve Gorvett (JMP UK). Man of the match: Mitch Eadie The departing Eadie would have loved to bow out with a victory at Ashton Gate – but the back-row did the next best thing, with a man of the match performance in his final game before moving Northampton Saints.It was a performance full of guts, drive and determination and the sort Bristol fans have come to expect from the academy graduate – capped fittingly with a try in the dying minutes. Mark Tainton’s side were guilty of squandering a second glowing opportunity when Tovey’s knock down was collected by Robinson, but his pass to the supporting Eadie went astray.The hosts had to wait until the stroke of half time to get on the scoreboard, as Henson stroked over a penalty from just inside the Falcons half.The visitors, hunting a potentially vital bonus-point, came out in search of tries and got their third on 45 minutes when Marcus Watson’s dazzling footwork saw him coast in from 30 metres.Bristol hit back and scored their first try of the afternoon when Jamal Ford-Robinson bundled over from close after quick thinking from Alby Mathewson.last_img read more

Motorbike club dubious of council’s plans

first_imgBy Rowan Forster The head of Kooweerup’s Motorcycle Club (KMC) has broken his silence on Cardinia’s proposed racetrack complex, revealing…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Sony Getting Rid of Floppies in Japan

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkinscenter_img Tags:#storage#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 2011 will be the year the floppy disc goes extinct. Sony, which sold 47 million of the 3.5-inch discs a year at its height, is phasing them out in Japan, one of the last markets. According to the Examiner, sales fell to only 8.5 million in 2009. Sony’s sales of floppies worldwide ended in March of this year. Sales in Japan will end next year exactly a year later. Most worldwide manufacturers of floppies already put the kibosh on the little devils. Other more popular, and capacious, media for information storage and transmission, including USB drives, DVDs and CDs and online, the demand for the discs has severely declined. Added to that the fact that few computer makers are even including disc drives, there’s just no compelling reason to keep investing in them. I wonder what we’ll do, a decade hence, when we unearth a mysteriously-labeled floppy and find no way to read it? Maybe some things are better left as mysteries. last_img read more

Champions Trophy 2004: A look at why only the sharpest team will win

first_imgALL FOR ONE: The teams at the ICC AwardsThe ICC Champions Trophy tournament, very frankly, is something of a freak. Alone among the cricket events, it remains unconquered by the behemoth of world cricket, Australia. There is much moaning about the amount of international cricket, there is much debate about,ALL FOR ONE: The teams at the ICC AwardsThe ICC Champions Trophy tournament, very frankly, is something of a freak. Alone among the cricket events, it remains unconquered by the behemoth of world cricket, Australia.There is much moaning about the amount of international cricket, there is much debate about the relevance of the Champions Trophy in a calendar crammed with one day fixtures. So, do the Australians really want it?Do kangaroos hop? Is Nicole Kidman a star? Does the sun rise in the east?Nuff said. The Aussies don’t play cricket because it is a great game of bat, ball and chivalry; they play because they intend to win. The question that needs an answer is-can they be stopped? More to the point, can the Indians stop them?Not so many months ago, Sourav Ganguly’s India could claim to be the second-best team in the world, the most worthy opponents to the Australians.Statistics of the performance of teams in the last 10 ODIsEven Brian Lara, who was touring South Africa at the time, turned India’s Test tour Down Under into a nostalgic memory, “I didn’t sleep too much on that tour. I was awake all night watching the Indians play-it was great watching them give it back.”But the evidence of the new season just begun tells another tale. Before the Champions Trophy India won four matches out of 11 played in the season, two of those being against lightweights UAE and Bangladesh.The dominance and consistency needed to become a genuine contender for the No.1 spot have thus far been missing in action.But the beauty of the Champions Trophy lies in how it gives everyone a chance. Four victories in a row seal the silverware but every match matters.The Champions Trophy singles out the sharpest team in the world, one that hits the ground running. More often than not, surprises have been par for the course with new talents dealing bold blows. Remember Yuvraj Singh in 2000?Statistics of ICC Champions Trophy at three different venuesClick here to EnlargeFor India and the world, the Champions Trophy will serve to establish a new world order. New Zealand would like to put the seal on their recent run of form, undefeated after nine matches. Sri Lanka have won 11 in a row but all wins were at home.If you went into a funk when India lost four in a row, spare a thought for the South African fan. Graeme Smith’s men have not tasted victory since February this year, losing 10 on the trot.It is a heavy fall for a team that once fashioned one-day cricket in its own image. For the first time in decades, the home team, England has found a talisman in Andrew Flintoff, who promises to rekindle their love for the short game after Test success.Pakistan have looked dangerous and organised, a rare combination for them. Earlier this summer, even as their Test game was going to pieces, the West Indies had enough in the one-day game to put England out of the Nat West final. Much is cooking in the cauldron of world cricket. Any minute now, the unexpected will begin to stir.advertisementlast_img read more

Harkless snaps Trail Blazers’ skid, top Lakers

first_imgView comments Butler leads balanced Timberwolves past Suns Both offenses perked up in the second quarter, with the Blazers shooting 52.2 percent (12 for 23) and the Lakers not far behind at 47.6 percent (10 of 21). The Lakers held a 49-44 lead at halftime despite McCollum and Napier combining for 17 points in the second after making all seven shots from the field.Randle had just checked into the game when he inadvertently backhanded Jusuf Nurkic in the face on a layup. Nurkic was down on the court for several minutes holding his face.Nurkic had four points, two rebounds and one assist before exiting, but did not score again despite returning late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 for the Lakers, who were missing ailing forward Brandon Ingram. Ball had 10 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists, and Josh Hart added 11 points and 10 rebounds.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a 3 with seven seconds remaining for Los Angeles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingHarkless and Zach Collins combined for the Blazers’ first 11 points to open the fourth quarter, with Collins’ turnaround leaner putting Portland ahead 74-73 with 10:17 left.Portland used a 10-2 run over the final 1:38 of the third quarter to tie the game. Napier hit a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left to make it 70-all and missed a shot at the buzzer after stealing the ball from Julius Randle. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APLOS ANGELES — Maurice Harkless completed a go-ahead three-point play with 21.4 seconds remaining and the Portland Trail Blazers ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 95-92 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Harkless, who scored the final four points for the Blazers and finished with 22, made a jump shot through contact after Lonzo Ball hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 91 with 1:45 remaining. Shabazz Napier added 21 points and CJ McCollum had 17 for Portland, which played without injured star Damian Lillard.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Airbus shakes up industry with majority stake in Bombardier CSeries program

first_imgMONTREAL – European aircraft giant Airbus Group is shaking up the global airline business by buying a majority stake in Bombardier’s CSeries program and assembling the plane in the U.S. to avoid import duties.The two aircraft manufacturers announced the partnership Monday evening, weeks after the United States announced 300 per cent preliminary duties on exports of the aircraft following a complaint from Airbus rival Boeing.The partnership is expected to result in significant CSeries production costs savings by leveraging Airbus’s global supply chain expertise, but the company won’t be paying any money for the acquired stake or absorb Bombardier’s (TSX:BBD.B) large debt.Airbus will acquire a 50.01 per cent interest in the CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership, which manufactures and sells the plane in exchange for access to Airbus’s sales, logistics, procurement and support expertise.Bombardier will own 31 per cent and the Quebec government’s investment agency will hold 19 per cent, down from 49.5 per cent when it invested US$1 billion in the program. That amount was subsequently diluted to 38 per cent.Airbus can buy out Bombardier after 7.5 years and the Quebec government in 2023.Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare said Airbus is the perfect partner.“Combining the CSeries with Airbus’s global scale creates a remarkable business, and together we will take the CSeries program to new heights,” he said in a conference call.He said the partnership should more than double the value of the CSeries program by accelerating sales momentum.“It brings certainty to the future of the program so it increases the level of confidence that the aircraft is there to stay, which means that we will increase volume.”The way the federal government sees it, the Airbus takeover gives the CSeries a real chance at not just surviving, but making it big, said a government source.Although there will be debate over the “symbolism” of a Canadian product now being controlled by a European company, the alternatives were not promising, given Bombardier’s financial and trade challenges.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump spoke by phone Monday about the aerospace spat, the softwood lumber dispute, and their unexpected consequences.Airbus chief executive Tom Enders called the partnership a “win-win for everybody.”“Our partnership will accelerate the commercial success and it will ensure that the program comes into a position to realize its full potential,” he said from Europe.The company is taking out ads in Canadian newspapers on Tuesday that end with “Thank you Canada … for welcoming us to our newest home.”Enders said the partnership will secure industrial operations in Canada, Britain and China, and bring new jobs to the U.S.Unlike when talks between the companies failed a few years ago, Enders said the CSeries is certified and recognized by customers as a great plane that can expand its narrowbody product line. He noted that Airbus hasn’t made an A319 the size of the CSeries for years.With this deal, Canada would become Airbus’s fifth home country and first outside Europe.The CSeries headquarters and main assembly line will remain in the Montreal area, but a second production line for the 100- to 150-seat plane will be set up at Airbus’s facility in Alabama to meet demand from U.S. customers and avoid duties.Airbus has promised to maintain 100 per cent of those employed Mirabel, Que., and to keep production at the Mirabel plant, where production will be ramped up far beyond its current rate.The union representing many Bombardier workers said its too early to celebrate even though Airbus’ stake could strengthen the CSeries.“It is a sad day that a high-tech Canadian treasure is ending up in European control, but we can take some satisfaction that the CSeries is getting some needed stability,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.“The attempt to weaken Bombardier has pushed it to join with one of its competitors, which should not have had needed to happen,” Dias said. “Ultimately, the U.S. actions have created a stronger Bombardier.”Even though talks began in August, months after Boeing challenged government subsidies to Bombardier, Enders said the partnership wasn’t motivated by the trade dispute.“It was motivated by the clear recognition that the stars were kind of all aligned this time,” he said.Bellemare added the companies aren’t circumventing anything by joining forces. He added that Delta Air Lines is prepared to wait for delivery of its planes to avoid duties.“When you produce an aircraft in the U.S. it is not subject to any import duties under the current U.S. rules.”Even though some assembly work will be done in the United States, Bellemare believes more jobs will be created in Quebec because Airbus will help to augment sales.The big losers are Boeing and Brazil’s Embraer, said industry analyst Chris Murray of AltaCorp Capital.“Certainly this makes a much, much stronger program and certainly more competitive against anything Boeing would want to offer,” he said.Boeing described the partnership as a “questionable deal between two heavily state-subsidized competitors to skirt the recent findings of the U.S. government.”“Our position remains that everyone should play by the same rules for free and fair trade to work,” spokesman Dan Curran said in a statement.Quebec economy, science and innovation Minister Dominique Anglade said the strategic partnership will ensure the sustainability of the CSeries and consolidate Quebec’s aerospace cluster.“In the current context, the partnership with Airbus is, for us, the best solution to ensure the maintenance and creation of jobs in this strategic sector of the Quebec economy,” she stated in a news release.Federal Minister Navdeep Bains said the government will review the deal under the Investment Canada Act due to the significant proposed investments in Canada by non-Canadians.“On the surface, Bombardier’s new proposed partnership with Airbus on this aircraft would help position the CSeries for success by combining excellence in innovation with increased market access and an unrivalled global salesforce,” he stated in a separate news release.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. The earlier version failed to mention that Quebec’s investment in the CSeries was subsequently diluted to 38 per cent.last_img read more