first_imgThe bird-lover who located his missing bird of prey on Tory Island has been reunited with his rare falcon.And Karl Lawlor was so worried about losing the bird again that he kept it in his hotel bedroom after catching it!Karl (pictured right) had almost given up hope of finding his expensive Gyrxsaker Falcon after his fled his home in Slane, Co Meath two weeks ago. He even hired a light aircraft to comb fields and hillsides around Co Meath hoping to locate the rare bird of prey but with no luck.But this week a tourist out walking on the remote Donegal island spotted a bird with a bell and a ring on its legs.Owen Clarke contacted Birdwatch Ireland who were aware that Karl had lost his bird.Karl couldn’t believe his luck and hot-footed it to Tory last night. Using a GPS system he was able to locate the bird on the island and had it captured within minutes.A relieved Karl last night paid tribute to the people of the remote island who helped him find his missing bird.He has even named the female falcon Tory in honour of the island and its people.“In the end it was pretty easy when we got to the island because we had the GPS system and thankfully it was still working.“I can’t tell you how delighted I was when I saw her. It was just brilliant. “I kept her in my bedroom overnight. There was no way she was getting out of my sight again,” he laughed.And he added “The people of Tory have been amazing. They met me off the ferry and were just so friendly and relaxed.“I lost my bird but found it again and now I have a lot of new friends. It has been an amazing experience.“This is my first time on Tory but it certainly won’t be my last.” GOTCHA! BIRD-LOVER REUNITED WITH RARE FALCON was last modified: August 17th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:BIRD LOVERFalconKARL LAWLORTory Islandlast_img read more

Ford adds 1M vehicles to Takata recall EcoSport SUV recalled separately

first_imgBelieve it or not, automakers are still adding vehicles to the massive Takata airbag inflator recall. That’s one of the two new recalls Ford just announced, with the second affecting its new subcompact SUV.Recall the first: Adding to the Takata frayFord announced Friday that it is expanding its list of vehicles recalled for Takata airbag inflators for the fourth time. This planned expansion covers an additional 953,000 vehicles, approximately 780,000 of which are located in the US. The following vehicles comprise this latest expansion, which covers the passenger side front inflator:2010 Ford Edge2010 Lincoln MKX2010-2011 Ford Ranger2010-2012 Ford Fusion2010-2012 Lincoln MXZ2010-2011 Mercury Milan2010-2014 Ford MustangThe Takata recall kicked off when it was determined that hundreds of millions of its airbag inflator components lacked a moisture-absorbing desiccant. When exposed to humidity and high temperatures, the airbag inflators might fail, spraying the cabin with shrapnel instead of inflating the airbag as required. Both fatalities and injuries have been linked to Takata’s faulty parts, but Ford says no injuries are linked to the vehicles mentioned above.Upon receiving the recalled vehicles, Ford’s service technicians will replace the faulty component with one that will work as expected. Car Industry SUVs Sedans Share your voice Recall the second: EcoSport weld issuesFord also issued a recall for just 87 examples of the 2019 Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV. 63 of these vehicles are in the United States. A wonky weld is to blame for this recall. Apparently, an insufficient weld on the back of the front seat might reduce the structure’s overall strength, which could lead to an increased risk of injury in a crash. Thankfully Ford says it has no knowledge of injuries or accidents related to this recall.A simple part swap is all it takes to remedy this issue. Ford’s technicians will simply replace the front seats with new ones that have sufficient welds.  More about 2018 Ford EcoSport 1 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Preview • 2018 Ford EcoSport: Small dog with a big bark 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Recalls Lincoln Ford Tagscenter_img 60 Photos Comment 2019 Ford Edge ST: A practical performer More From Roadshow Review • 2018 Ford EcoSport: Better late than never Ford Is the 2018 Ford EcoSport too little, too late? 24 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouslast_img read more

Man killed in clash over land dispute

first_imgA man was killed in a clash over land dispute in Dakhshin Fukra village of Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj on Monday, says UNB.The deceased is Hingul Sarder, 45, son of Irful Sardar of the village.Md Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Kashiani police station, said that there had been a long-standing dispute between two villagers Harun-or-Rashid Mollah and Saiful Sikder over ownership of a piece of land.Following the dispute, the two groups locked into a fierce clash in the morning that left 31 villagers including Hingul injured.He was first taken to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital and then to Khulna Medical College Hospital.As his condition deteriorated, the victim was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, but he died on the way in the evening, police said.Meanwhile, police detained 12 villagers in this connection.last_img read more

Two New Zealand scientists to travel to Antarctica to measure magnetic South

first_img( — While the rest of the world gets on with meeting the New Year head on, two research scientists from New Zealand are traveling to the Antarctic to take measurements of the magnet South Pole. Such periodic measurements are necessary geo-scientists say, because the magnetic poles keep moving around. The south magnetic pole, for example is slowly moving north toward Australia at almost ten miles per year; this matters because very accurate ground measurements are necessary to keep satellites properly calibrated, ensuring such things as GPS coordinates are accurate. The magnetic poles move, as do other parts of the Earth’s surface, because the outer core inside the planet is made of molten metal. As the Earth moves through space, spinning and circling the sun, there is some jostling that goes on, resulting in some shifting. And unfortunately, it doesn’t do so in a regular predictable fashion, which means changes to the surface of the Earth must be constantly monitored all over the planet. For reasons that aren’t exactly clear, New Zealand has been charged with monitoring the south magnetic pole, and has been doing so by traveling there every five years since the 1950’s.This latest expedition, made up of just two guys, Stewart Bennie and Tony Hurst, will travel first to a particularly barren locale known as Lake Vanda in one of Antarctica’s dry valley areas. After that, they will travel to a site near the shelter constructed and used by the infamous polar explorer Robert Scott and his team before they were lost trying to return home back in 1912-13 as part of the Terra-Nova Expedition.To take their measurements, the team will make note of physical landscape features, then will use a tool known as a magnetic theodolite to measure magnetic field angles relative to the ground. At the south magnetic pole, such fields should be 90 degrees relative to the horizon. They will also be using instruments that allow them to measure the strength of the magnetic field, which will be useful, because scientists have found that the magnetic fields have been diminishing over the past couple of hundred years, a sign perhaps that a “flip” is in the making over the next thousand years or so.To take into account the wobbling that occurs with magnetic fields, the two will take many such measurements over the course of a day to make sure that what they bring back to report, is truly accurate. © 2011 Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. South Pole… 1: South Geographic Pole, 2: South Magnetic Pole (2007), 3: South Geomagnetic Pole, 4: South Pole of Inaccessibility. Image: Wikipediacenter_img via Nature Ulysses Flyby of the Sun’s North Pole Citation: Two New Zealand scientists to travel to Antarctica to measure magnetic South Pole (2012, January 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information:last_img read more

Has Mobility Become a Must

first_imgMarch 16, 2009 1 min read This story appears in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals You know you need a mobile work force when . . .You arrive at the office every day to a full voice mail box and 200 new e-mails.Your sales team’s idea of regional turf is the 10 square miles around your office.Your employees start asking to take their desktops, keyboards, mice and monitors home with them over the weekends.The last trade show your company attended was back in 1998 at the Holiday Inn downtown.You pass up potential employees with killer resumes and experience because they live out of state.A freak snowstorm brings your company to a complete standstill until the roads thaw. It’s the business equivalent of freezing your tongue to a light post.Your ideal clients live across the country–and you don’t even know they exist.You return from a two-week vacation to discover that your three best employees left, your five biggest clients switched to the competition and your office was painted mauve. Register Now »last_img read more

How much do tourists spend each day in the worlds 10 most

first_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — If your clients want to visit the world’s most popular places, it’s going to cost them – or not.Mastercard has revealed its latest Global Destination Cities Index, which identifies the top 10 cities that saw the most travellers in 2017. The index accumulated the number of overnight visitors in 162 cities last year, as well as the average amount of money travellers spent in-destination on accommodation, food, shopping, tours, transport and more.Some cities proved to be quite affordable, while others (you can probably guess which ones) will set your clients back a pretty penny.Here are the top 10:1. Bangkok: 20.05 million overnight visitors, US$173 average daily spend2. London: 19.83 visitors, $153 average daily spend3. Paris: 17.44 million visitors, $301 average daily spend4. Dubai: 15.79 million visitors, $537 average daily spend5. Singapore: 13.91 million visitors, $286 average daily spend6. New York City: 13.13 million visitors, $147 average daily spendMore news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported7. Kuala Lumpur: 12.58 million visitors, $124 average daily spend8. Tokyo: 11.93 million visitors, $154 average daily spend9. Istanbul: 10.70 million visitors, $108 average daily spend10. Seoul: 9.54 million visitors, $181 average daily spend Share How much do tourists spend each day in the world’s 10 most popular cities? Tags: Tourists, Travelcenter_img Posted by Friday, September 28, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more