Scientists suggest staring down seagulls to protect your snacks

first_img 20 Photos Tags Share your voice This seagull tried to snatch my shrimp in Illinois. Amanda Kooser/CNET A pleasant meal beside a scenic body of water can quickly turn into an Alfred Hitchcock movie if you’re not careful. Seagulls are notorious for strolling right up to people and stealing their lunches. But the good news is you might be able to battle this avian crime wave with a simple tool: your eyes.Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK wanted to know if staring at seagulls might dissuade them from abducting your dinner, so they headed to coastal towns in Cornwall.The team put a bag of chips (that’s fries for us US folks) on the ground and monitored how long it took the gulls to approach the food. “On average, gulls took 21 seconds longer to approach the food with a human staring at them,” the university said in a release on Tuesday.The researchers initially tried to test 74 herring gulls, but most of them weren’t interested in sticking around or stealing food, so only 19 gulls were usable for the study. 1 Comment Watch a leviathan of a shark nibble on a sub’s speargun Oh snap! Weird ocean worms make a racket when they rumble Cool critters “Gulls are often seen as aggressive and willing to take food from humans, so it was interesting to find that most wouldn’t even come near during our tests,” said Madeleine Goumas, lead author of the study Herring gulls respond to human gaze direction, published in the journal Biology Letters.The researchers found that individual gulls behaved very differently from each other. Goumas suggested “a couple of very bold gulls might ruin the reputation of the rest.”The study had a small sample size, so your gull-staring mileage may vary. It’s worth a shot, though. If you want to protect your food and still enjoy your time at the seaside, then it may just be a matter of playing stare down with the local birds. A spider’s erection, and other cool things trapped in amber Sci-Techlast_img read more

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2019-09-10

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RGV says NTR is backstabbed again in AP offers 2 free tickets

first_imgLakshmi’s NTRTwitterRam Gopal Varma aka RGV has alleged that Nara Chandrababu Naidu (CBN) has backstabbed late legendary actor NT Rama Rao once again, by stopping the release of Lakshmi’s NTR in Andhra Pradesh. He is offering 2 free tickets to the latter to watch it.Lakshmi’s NTR is the most-awaited controversial biographical movie based on the last days of former Chief Minister of united Andhra Pradesh, NT Rama Rao. The movie was slated for release on March 22, but it was postponed by a week. However, it landed in trouble after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) approached the Election Commission and High Court, seeking a ban on its release in the state till the elections are over.Many viewers, who were curious to watch Lakshmi’s NTR, were upset with the TDP’s move, but Ram Gopal Varma had assured them that none can stop its release. However, the HC issued an order on Thursday evening to the director to stall its release till the AP elections are over. Later, RGV took to Twitter to clear the confusion. He said it will hit the screens everywhere except Andhra Pradesh as per its scheduled date.Ram Gopal Varma tweeted, “ANNOUNCEMENT #Lakshmis NTR releasing tmrw on 29th as scheduled all over world and Telangana state except only AP ..We rushing to Supreme Court to appeal against AP court order ..Am calling for press meet tmrw mrng 11 AM at Prasad Lab to talk about all the developments “Lakshmi’s NTR is all about Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu backstabbing his father-in-law NT Rama Rao. Ram Gopal Varma mocked him, by tweeting, “NTR got backstabbed once again by some person in AP by not letting #LakshmIsNTR release,the same way as NTR was not allowed to keep Simhagharjana meeting before his death ..That person surely must be a back stabbing expert ..What say?Ram Gopal Varma went on to offer 2 free ticket to Nara Chandrababu Naidu to watch Lakshmi’s NTR in any theatre in Hyderabad. The director tweeted, “All bookings open now of #LakshmIsNTR ..If @ncbn is in town, since he can’t see it in his own state of A P we offering 2 free tickets in any theatre he wants to see and he can come along with bul bul @BookMyShow”Ram Gopal Varma also revealed to the people of Andhra Pradesh that Lakshmi’s NTR is available for them to watch on Qube facility. The filmmaker tweeted, “Because of sadly no release in AP, All TDP people whoever has Qube facility can watch it on Qube to see the TRUTHS BEHIND THE LIES #LakshmisNTR”last_img read more

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2019-09-05

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Youths body found in Joypurhat

first_imgPolice recovered the severed body of an unidentified youth from near a rail track at Koktara in Panchbibi upazila on Sunday evening.Farid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Panchbibi police station said that locals spotted the body of the youth, aged around 30, beside the rail track around 6:00pm and informed police.On information, police recovered the body.Police suspected that the young man might have been crushed under train.last_img

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2019-09-03

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Two new members join Carnival Cruise Lines Executive Partner Advisory Board

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has welcomed two new consortia partners to its 2018 Executive Partner Advisory Board: Ensemble Travel Group and Signature Travel Network.Now comprised of 16 travel executives, the board provides feedback and shares input on various trade initiatives with the line’s senior sales leadership team. It meets annually and provides ongoing feedback throughout the year as needed on decisions impacting trade programs and strategies.Among the 16 members is Vancouver-based Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. Remaining members, all of whom were selected by Carnival’s sales leadership team, include:David Crooks, Sr. Vice President, Product & Operations , World Travel HoldingsMichelle Fee, CEO, Cruise PlannersJackie Friedman, President, NexionAnthony Hamawy, President, Cruise.comEmerson Kirksey Hankamer, President & CEO, Vacations To GoSarah Henshall, Sr. Vice President, Travel & Branch Operations, AAA CarolinasAshley Hunter, Vice President of Sales Development, AvoyaKathryn Mazza-Burney, Executive Vice President, Sales, TRAVELSAVERSKoreen McNutt, Sr. Director Global Cruise, Expedia GroupLibbie Rice, Co-President, Ensemble Travel GroupJohn Rowley, Co-Founder & CEO, International Cruise & Excursions Inc. (ICE)Marcia Rowley, Co-Founder & COO, International Cruise & Excursions Inc. (ICE)Alex Sharpe, President, Signature Travel NetworkDon Walker, Co-Owner, WMPH VacationsRick Zimmerman, President, KHM TravelMore news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth“We rely on the valuable feedback of these accomplished travel industry leaders and look forward to their ongoing and impactful advice throughout the year,” said Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez. “This group represents a rich diversity of agency model types, which helps us implement strategies that more broadly benefit all agents selling Carnival.” Tags: Carnival Cruise Line, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, People Two new members join Carnival Cruise Line’s Executive Partner Advisory Board Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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2019-08-19

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Toronto News Ivey Students Come to the UN and More

first_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini regions: Toronto Last Updated Feb 22, 2018 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Let’s visit some of the biggest news coming out of Toronto business schools this week.François Neville Unpacks Why Some Minority Groups Won’t Seek Business Loans – DeGroote Communications DepartmentFrançois Neville, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, recently investigated whether certain minority entrepreneurs become discouraged when it comes to entrepreneurial activities such as seeking capital. Neville’s has published a study in the Journal of Management Studies breaks down how years of mistreatment have led to many minority business owners not wanting to begin the process of seeking a loan.“There is a fairly established body of research offering compelling evidence that minorities are subject to inequality in the workplace and entrepreneurship, despite numerous policy initiatives to curb this,” Neville told the school.You can read more about Neville and the study here. Ivey Students Participating in UN Conference – News@IveyTwo Ivey Business School students were given the special opportunity to take part in a United Nations (UN) conference earlier this month. Emma Hogeterp, HBA/Huron Global Studies ’19; and Sanket Mehta, MBA ’18 , participating in the 2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City from Feb. 14-16.“The purpose of the conference is to not only discuss ideas, but also how they can be applicable in your country,” said Mehta. “What works in one country might not work in another because every country has a different set of economic indicators, such as life expectancy, income levels, and population.”Ivey Business School students Emma Hogeterp and Sanket Mehta / Photo via ivey.uwo.caLearn more about the Youth Assembly and the Ivey students attending the summit here.Student Trading Competition Celebrates its 15th Anniversary at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management – Rotman Media CentreThe Rotman School of Management is hosting the 15th annual Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) from February 22 to 24 in the Rotman School’s BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab. Teams from 52 different universities spanning the globe will participate in various activities including electronic and outcry trading cases, seminars with industry practitioners, and social events with their fellow competitors.“Given the challenge associated with each competition case, participants build models to apply theory, process information to separate the signal from the noise, quantify uncertainty and manage risks. Teams who combine those skills with good decision making do the best over the weekend.” Prof. Tom McCurdy, the Bonham Chair in Finance and academic director of the lab and the competition, said.You can read more about RITC here.The Differences Between a Full-Time MBA in New York City and Toronto – MetroMBAWe stack up the best of the best when it comes to NYC and Toronto MBA programs, and where each city stands out. Not surprisingly, Toronto MBAs are more affordable, and the cost of living in the city is infinitely more reasonable, but NYC programs have more prestige and potential financial reward.Even for those who do not pay extra for room and board, expenses for U.S. residents studying at many NYC business schools will be higher than their neighbors to the north. According to Numbeo, the cost of living in Toronto is 24 percent less than the cost of living in New York City, and rent is nearly 40 percent less.However, the value of the individual school tends to favor New York City programs over its Toronto counterparts. NYU Stern is currently the 12th overall on the U.S. News & World Report 2018 ranking, with CBS coming even higher at 9th overall. The ranking comparison remains consistent with The Economist as well, with CBS coming in 9th (again), Stern coming in 14th. The highest ranked Canadian program in The Economist ranking—Ivey Business School—came in 59th.Check out the rest of our comparison here.center_img RelatedEarning an MBA in Toronto Without the Full-Time CommitmentDespite the substantial benefits of earning an MBA, for many professionals, the idea of taking an extended detour while they earn their degree may be impractical or even impossible. An accelerated MBA allows motivated students to bring their new knowledge and qualifications to the workforce more quickly. For those Toronto-bound…August 9, 2017In “Accelerated MBA”Finding The Best Toronto Accelerated MBA ProgramsThe Accelerated MBA at the McMaster University DeGroote School of Business can be completed in as little as eight months if pursued on a full-time basis.November 2, 2017In “Featured Home”The Best MBA Clubs in TorontoWhile getting your MBA at a top program is a great goal, if that’s all you do, you’re missing out on a myriad of opportunities to expand your skills and your network. Course work is important, but there’s so much more you need to do to get the most out…March 14, 2016In “Featured Region” Toronto News: Ivey Students Come to the UN, and Morelast_img read more

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2019-07-28

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