Buy a new Audi get 7 days worth of Silvercar rentals

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Audi invested in Silvercar back in 2015, but recently purchased the rental company wholly in 2017. Before the purchase, the brand exclusively supplied the company with a fleet of A4 sedans. And yes, the Silvercar rental vehicles come in a silver color. As part of the premium rental experience, the company also includes a Wi-Fi hotspot activated in each vehicle, in-car GPS and SiriusXM satellite radio at no extra charge.Audi buyers and lessees who take advantage of the program will also find zero mileage caps and no additional costs for car seat rentals, either. There’s just one catch: an owner will need to use the free rental days within three years of their purchase or lease. 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 3 More From Roadshow 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 3:06 General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Review • 2018 Audi Q5: Audi’s second-gen Q5 is lighter, more efficient and better to drive on- and off-road Car Industry Luxury cars 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Car Industry Silvercar rental cars are — wait for it — all silver! Audi Perhaps incentives alone aren’t enough to push you to pull the trigger on a new Audi. How about seven days worth of rental cars tossed in? That’s the German luxury brand’s latest pitch to buyers.The company announced its “Always Audi” program and said in a Monday release that each 2019 or newer Audi model will come with seven Silvercar rental days with any purchase or lease. The rental days can be used one at a time or in blocks for flexibility. The idea is to make sure Audi drivers don’t need to leave the comforts they’ve become accustomed to behind when traveling. Silvercar offers a fleet of A4, A5 Cabriolet, Q5 and Q7 models at 26 locations across the US. Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 71 Photos 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families More From Roadshow More about 2018 Audi Q5 49 Photos 52 Photos Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 68 Photos 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Preview • 2018 Audi Q5: Taking the best of Q7 and shrinking it down Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Post a comment Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 69 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Share your voice 10 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Tags 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 18 Photos 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T first drive: Brilliant, but bittersweet Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. The Audi A4’s Traffic Jam Assist tech makes commuting… 18 Photos 26 Photos Audi,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 81 Photos 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 12 Photos Audi’s Q7 gets big updates for 2020 Audi Tags GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Commentslast_img read more

Stranded Rohingya refuse to return to Myanmar without citizenship guarantee

Stranded Rohingya refuse to return to Myanmar without citizenship guarantee

first_imgA man walks past the entrance of a camp set up by Myanmar`s Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister to prepare for the repatriation of displaced Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh, outside Maungdaw in the state of Rakhine. Photo: ReutersRohingya refugees living in no man’s land refused Tuesday to return to Myanmar without guarantees of citizenship and security after Bangladesh and Myanmar officials met to discuss their repatriation.The 6,000 Rohingya were among the first to flee Myanmar in the wake of a brutal military crackdown on the Muslim minority in late August. They have been living ever since in a makeshift camp in a strip of unclaimed land between the two countries.In recent weeks they have come under pressure to return, with a Myanmar minister warning of “consequences” if they remain in no man’s land.But community leader Dil Mohammad told AFP they would not return without guarantees of security, citizenship and compensation for property lost in the clampdown.“We are not going to return to our homes and villages in Myanmar unless our demands are met. We want citizenship, all rights, security to our lives and property and compensation,” he said.Mainly Buddhist Myanmar denies citizenship to its Muslim Rohingya minority in Rakhine state, insisting they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh even though many have been there for generations.Nearly 700,000 fled after last year’s crackdown, which the United Nations has said amounted to ethnic cleansing.Most of those now live in camps across the border in Bangladesh, but the country’s government has made clear it does not want them to stay and has agreed to start sending them home.On Tuesday officials from both countries held talks to decide the fate of the 6,000 before speaking to them directly in no man’s land.“Every person we spoke to said that they would go back to their homes if they got security,” said the head of the Bangladesh delegation, Abdul Mannan.A spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency told AFP any returns must be voluntary.“Some members of this group in no man’s land have said they fear returning home and wish to seek safety in Bangladesh,” Caroline Gluck said.“We appeal to the Bangladeshi authorities to allow them to do so. At the same time, Myanmar should ensure conducive conditions for the safe and sustainable return of those who wish to do so voluntarily.”A video circulated on social media last week showed Myanmar’s deputy minister for home affairs Aung Soe addressing the refugees through a barbed-wire fence.Other Rohingya living there said the Myanmar army had recently set up bunkers near the fence and now conducted regular patrols nearby, stirring fear among the refugees.“They tell us that we should leave this place or else they will shoot us,” said Rashid Ahmed, 32.Bangladesh was supposed to start the repatriation process last month but it has been delayed amid concerns over a lack of preparation.Recent aerial photos of Rakhine state showed bulldozed Rohingya settlements, and it is unclear whether they will be able to return to their former homes.last_img
Houston Ballet Academy Names New Director

Houston Ballet Academy Names New Director

first_imgAmitava SarkarStudents of Houston Ballet Academy’s Lower School Amitava SarkarStudents of Houston Ballet Academy’s Lower School Courtesy of Houston BalletMadeleine Onne will start as the new director of the Houston Ballet Academy next summer.More than a thousand students – ranging from four-year-olds to those in their upper teens – come through the doors of the Houston Ballet Academy every year. Not all go on to pursue ballet as a career, but for those who do, the odds are pretty good they’ll get a job with a professional company.  “I would say more than half of our company is from our school,” says Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch. When he was looking for someone to run their training academy, he says Madeleine Onne was the right fit. “She’s vastly experienced,” he says. “She’s worked with many choreographers, as both as a dancer and a director.”Onne was born and trained in Sweden and has most recently served as Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Ballet for the past seven years. Before that, she was the Artistic Director for the Royal Swedish Ballet, where she’d spent nearly 20 years as a Principal Dancer. “What’s interesting is she comes from mainland Europe, from the Scandinavian countries,” Welch explains. “We haven’t really had a great deal of influence into Houston Ballet through that area yet.”Onne will be in charge of choosing the children for the school, working with the parents, and picking the repertoire. She’ll come to Houston several times over the next few months to assist in performances, including Welch’s new production of The Nutcracker.  It’ll be a dress rehearsal for when she takes over full-time next summer. 00:00 /01:21 Listen X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

UPDATE 1 Dead 6 Hurt At NYC Hospital Gunman Apparently Kills Self

UPDATE 1 Dead 6 Hurt At NYC Hospital Gunman Apparently Kills Self

first_imgHe said an alarm went off, and police said there was an active shooter in the hospital. Someone on the loudspeaker also announced a “Code Silver.” “She woke me up and told me there was a situation, somebody’s out there shooting people,” Trimble said as he waited for his wife to come out. “I could hear in her voice she was shaking and about to cry.” Emergency crews were blocked from entering the hospital while the shooter was at large. “I thought I was going to die,” said Renaldo Del Villar, a 55-year-old patient who was in the third-floor emergency room getting treatment for a lower back injury. The FBI tweeted that they had found “no nexus to terrorism” so far. A doctor with a rifle hidden under a lab coat opened fire Friday at the Bronx hospital where he used to work, killing one person and wounding six others before taking his own life, authorities said. Share Gonzalo Carazo described the scary scene to WCBS-TV. “I saw one of the doctors and he had a gunshot wound to his hand,” Carazo said. Police officers went floor by floor looking for the gunman and reported just before 4 p.m. that he was dead inside the building. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that the gunman killed himself. He had opened fire on the 16th and 17th floors, police said. Law enforcement officials identified the shooter as Dr. Henry Bello, who was described on the hospital website as a family medicine physician. It was not immediately clear why Bello was no longer working at the hospital. The officials were not authorized to discuss the still-unfolding investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. Garry Trimble said his wife, hospital employee Denise Brown, called him from inside the hospital shortly after 3 p.m. The shooting started at 2:50 p.m. inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, drawing a heavy police presence to the area as officers with guns drawn told people to hide. Hospital employees barricaded themselves in rooms to escape the violence. “I asked them, ‘Are we safe here?” Del Villar said. “When there’s a shooter and you don’t know where the shooter is, you don’t know what’s going to happen.” The 120-year-old hospital has nearly 1,000 beds and one of the busiest emergency rooms in New York City. It is about a mile and a half north of Yankee Stadium. JUST IN: At least 3 people shot at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital by a gunman, law enforcement sources say. https://t.co/SgGzAZGqq9 pic.twitter.com/4eMyM0Gb5b— ABC News (@ABC) June 30, 2017 APPolice help people cross the street outside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York after a gunman opened fire there on Friday, June 30, 2017. The gunman, identified as Dr. Henry Bello who used to work at the hospital, returned with a rifle hidden under his white lab coat, law enforcement officials said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) JUST IN: Shooting reported at New York hospital https://t.co/qgPVWVuKpq pic.twitter.com/ef39fQKzlx— AJC (@ajc) June 30, 2017 “All I heard was a doctor saying, “Help, help!” Carazo locked himself in a room for about 15 minutes until police came and led him out of the hospital. In 2011, two people were shot at Bronx Lebanon in what police said was a gang-related attack.last_img read more

Plastic products could easily become electronic with first moldable allcarbon circuits

Plastic products could easily become electronic with first moldable allcarbon circuits

first_img More information: Dong-Ming Sun, et al. “Mouldable all-carbon integrated circuits.” Nature Communications. (2013) DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3302Dong-Ming Sun, et al. “Flexible high-performance carbon nanotube integrated circuits.” Nature Nanotechnology. (2011) DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2011.1 © 2013 Phys.org. All rights reserved. (Left) All-carbon device fabricated on a flexible polymer substrate. (Right) The ON and OFF currents of the all-carbon transistor for different bending levels. Credit: Sun, et al. ©2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited The new circuits are composed of different types of carbon materials, with the active channels and passive elements consisting of carbon nanotubes, and the dielectric layers and substrates consisting of the plastic polymers polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), respectively. Journal information: Nature Communications In a new study, researchers have for the first time developed integrated circuits that are composed entirely of flexible carbon-based materials, and can be molded into various shapes using the same molding techniques used for shaping plastic products. The development could allow electronic circuits to be easily integrated into a variety of plastic products, including everything from medical devices to plastic products around the home.”The plastic cases of smart phones and tablets, which are just protecting the electronic devices inside, will have electronic functions such as displays, touch sensors, and so on, making smart phones more functional and fashionable,” Yutaka Ohno of Nagoya University in Japan and Aalto University in Finland told Phys.org. “By integrating other functions such as displays and sensors into plastic devices, we are thinking of developing 3D interactive information communication devices, which can be used in medical settings, for example.”Ohno, along with Dong-Ming Sun of Nagoya University and their coauthors, have published a paper on the moldable all-carbon integrated circuits in a recent issue of Nature Communications.”The key point in our design is that the all-carbon devices are made of carbon nanotubes and polymers, and they exhibit better flexibility and stretchability compared with devices fabricated from rigid metals and oxide insulators, making the devices much more flexible and elastic,” Sun said. “The results of this study make it possible to achieve a fusion of electronic devices with plastic products, which can lead to the creation of plastic electronic devices that feature both designability and functionality.” Carbon nanotube transistors could lead to inexpensive, flexible electronics (Phys.org) —There has been a great deal of research lately on flexible electronics, but so far these devices (which are mostly made of carbon) still use metal electrodes and oxide insulators, and these rigid materials limit device flexibility. Some polymers and ionic liquids have been introduced as flexible alternatives, but have poor performance in terms of high operating voltages and low operating speeds, respectively.center_img Citation: Plastic products could easily become electronic with first moldable all-carbon circuits (2013, August 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-plastic-products-easily-electronic-moldable.html (Left) A dome-shaped all-carbon device (scale bar, 10 mm). Inset: magnified photograph (scale bar, 1 mm). (Right) Illustration of the cross-section of the air-assisted thermopressure-forming apparatus used to mold the all-carbon device. Credit: Sun, et al. ©2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited Unlike the polymers and ionic liquids that have been previously tried as materials for flexible dielectrics, the PMMA that the researchers used here can enable transistors and integrated circuits to operate at low voltages and high speeds. The low operating voltage can be explained in part by the sparse, network-like carbon nanotube thin film used as the channels, which enhances coupling between the channel and gate electrode compared with using thick polymers as the channels.Previously, the researchers successfully fabricated a thin-film transistor with a mobility greater than 600 cm2V-1s-1 by developing a technology for forming a long, yet pure, carbon nanotube film on plastic. In the new study, the researchers made further progress on the optimization of the film-forming technology, achieving a mobility of 1,027 cm2V-1s-1. This mobility is higher than that of a MOSFET, which uses monocrystalline silicon, and the researchers describe it as an astonishing value for a thin-film transistor fabricated on a plastic substrate.Because these all-carbon devices are made of carbon nanotubes and polymers, they exhibit better flexibility and stretchability compared with devices fabricated from rigid metals and oxide insulators. Perhaps the most useful feature of the all-carbon circuits is their moldability, which the researchers demonstrated by heating and blowing a planar substrate to form a dome-shaped structure. The 3D dome is stretched during this molding process without cracking, in sharp contrast to rigid materials such as metals. The extreme stretchability of both the passive and active elements of the devices can allow them to be formed using the same molding techniques used today to shape plastic products. In order to scale up the devices, the researchers note that it will be important to grow carbon nanotubes with a uniform length and diameter to minimize current variation. Eliminating metallic nanotubes can also offer further performance improvements. They also hope to use fabrication methods other than the lithographic methods they used here.”It is desirable to form carbon nanotube channels and wirings at atmospheric pressure and low temperature by high-throughput printing techniques rather than current lithographic techniques,” Sun said. 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. , Nature Nanotechnologylast_img read more

Oust BJP in 2019 Mamata

Oust BJP in 2019 Mamata

first_imgKolkata: A sea of humanity defied torrential rain and inclement weather on Saturday to attend the July 21 Martyrs’ Day rally, where Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee spelt out the party’s strategy in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Lakhs of people were witness to a historic announcement which would mark a definite “movement” of a sort from this day onwards for the Trinamool Congress workers and its leaders with their task cut out for the forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA confident Mamata Banerjee, more passionate than ever, with an unflinching pledge to free India from the clutches of the BJP, announced: “We will win all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state. It is our pledge. We will oust the BJP to save the country. We will organise a big rally here in January and invite all the (Opposition) leaders.”The Trinamool Congress will organise a rally at the Brigade Parade Ground on January 19, 2019, which will be attended by all the Federal Front leaders to usher in the BJP’s collapse. Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the Martyrs’ Day programme, the Chief Minister said: “The gathering at the Brigade will be more than today’s rally and I will request all the Federal Front leaders to address the meeting. We do not care for the chair but we are more concerned for the people of this land. We will show the way to Parliament.” She also instructed the party leaders to start preparations for the grand rally from November itself, immediately after the Durga Puja. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe also charted out the party’s programmes for the next few months. On July 27, Nanoor Divas will be celebrated and Firhad Hakim along with Anubrata Mondol will address the gathering. On July 28, party’s youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee along with Partha Chatterjee, Firhad Hakim, Kalyan Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari will address a rally at the Midnapore College ground, the venue from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed the rally on July 16. From August 1 to 15, meetings will be held all over the state to spread the message of communal harmony. On August 9, Mamata Banerjee will be present at a meeting in Jhargram where the theme will be “BJP, quit the country”. The meeting will be held to remember the Quit India movement which was organised against the British Rule in 1942. In September, the party will celebrate Teachers’ Day in which teachers from various schools, colleges and universities will be felicitated in every area. A convention will be held on September 17 under the leadership of Abhishek Banerjee. Coming down heavily on the BJP, Banerjee predicted that the saffron party will not be able to get more than 100-150 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as the situation will be completely different. She said the BJP had secured 325 votes while the Opposition got 126 votes at the no-confidence motion held on Friday because “AIADMK had voted for the BJP but the MPs would not have voted for the party had Jayalalithaji been alive. In 2019, Stalin will get the seats.In Uttar Pradesh, if Mayawatiji and Mulayamji join hands, then the BJP’s seats will come down to 30.In Madhya Pradesh, now the BJP has 28 seats which will come down to one fourth. In Rajasthan, the party has 25 seats which will come down to 5. In Bihar, Laluji will get more seats. In Gujarat, the BJP will not get any seat. In Bengal, the TMC will get all the 42 Lok Sabha seats.” She further added: “The number of votes the BJP got on Friday was on the floor of the House but outside, the scenario is totally different and take it from me that the BJP will not win in 2019 as people will not vote for the party.”Calling the BJP a “sword brandishing or gun-toting Hindu,” she said the BJP has actually insulted Hinduism. “We do not accept the BJP’s Hindutva. The party has insulted Hinduism. We follow the Hinduism that has been professed by Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda. We believe in tolerance and universal acceptance,” she maintained.Accusing the BJP of spreading hate politics, she said throughout the country, the party is trying to divide society. Referring to the statement made by the Prime Minister and Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Parliament on Friday that the state governments should take stern action to stop lynching, she said: “The party should first try to control the language of the state president. He talks about burning down police stations and assault the TMC supporters, thus polluting the social environment.” She added: “The BJP is involved in lynching throughout the country and the leaders have blood on their hands.”Banerjee said Congress leaders in Bengal should decide whether they will go with the TMC or not. “In Delhi, we are supporting them but here the Congress, CPI(M) and the BJP have joined hands against us. This cannot be tolerated.”Referring to the collapse of the pandal at Modi’s rally in Midnapore, she said: “The party that cannot prevent the collapse of a pandal, how do you expect them to run the country properly? But it is not about the pandal. They are trying to divide the country and this trend is dangerous.”The Chief Minister said canards are being spread against the TMC over the Panchayat elections. “In Uttar Pradesh, 71 percent seats are won uncontested while in Sikkim 85 percent seats are won unopposed but no one says anything about that. In Panchayat elections, local issues and candidates are important and in Jhargram, even the TMC could not file candidates in several seats but I did not complain about it. I pity those who fail to understand this small equation.”last_img read more

Forest dept undertakes steps to increase green cover

Forest dept undertakes steps to increase green cover

first_imgKolkata: The state Forest department is taking measures to increase the green cover in the state that is rapidly depleting due to urbanisation.”The loss of green cover is a world-wide concern and we have to address this issue along with reducing pollution and controlling carbon emissions. The present forest cover in our state is only 14 percent. We have to take it up to 30 percent and make the state a better place to live in,” Mayor Firhad Hakim said at the inaugural programme of the 16th edition of Flower Fair, popularly known as Phool Mela at Eden Gardens on Thursday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedStressing on planting trees as the only alternative to bring down carbon emissions, Hakim said 40 percent of state population is suffering from Asthma because of depleting oxygen content. Under the instructions of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Hakim has created a separate department of Urban Forestry at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. He had held several meetings with the Railways and Kolkata Port Trust that own a reasonable amount of land in the city and have a kept a proposal in front of them asking to allow the civic body to plant trees on vacant lands not used for any commercial purposes. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseDifferent agencies from both Centre and state have been asked to take up plantation on their own or they can also urge the civic body to take up such initiatives on their behalf. State Forest minister Binay Krishna Barman said his department has recently handed over 1,000 saplings each to all MLAs in the state urging them to plant them in their respective areas. “We have planted 20,000 saplings and had distributed the same on last year’s Vanmohatsav in July. We are also conducting awareness programmes to inform people that stale flowers can be recycled and put into good use including generating employment. Discarded Marigold flowers are being used in some parts of the state for manufacturing Abir during Doljatra and Holi,” the minister said. The Flower Fair at Eden Gardens that kicked off on Thursday will continue for three days.last_img read more

Union Home Ministry calls for disciplinary proceedings against Rajeev Kumar

Union Home Ministry calls for disciplinary proceedings against Rajeev Kumar

first_imgKolkata: The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday wrote to the Mamata Banerjee government, asking it to start disciplinary proceedings against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, alleging indiscipline and violation of All India Services (Conduct) Rules.In a letter to state Chief Secretary Malay De, the Home Ministry said that as per information received, Kumar sat on a dharna along with some police officers and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the dharna manch in Metro Channel, which violates All India Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969. His action is prima facie in contravention of the extant provisions of the All India Services (Conduct) rules, 1968 and All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969, the ministry said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe MHA communication cited the extant provisions of the Rules 3(1), 5(1) and 7 of the AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968, which were flouted by Kumar. The Chief Minister, however, made it clear that Kumar had never joined the dharna manch at Metro Channel. “A police officer is free to come and talk with the Chief Minister as it is the duty of a police officer to give protection to the latter. The SPG also accompanies the Prime Minister during political meetings. An IPS officer visits different spots during elections as part of their duty. They (Centre) are doing this only out of political vendetta,” Banerjee said. Banerjee came down heavily upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he is now trying to take control of state agencies as well. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Will he now try to take control of law and order, education and agriculture which are state subjects? There is no democracy in the country and one man rule is going on. The PM should resign and go back to Gujarat,” she said, adding that IAS and IPS officers are now being targeted out of political vendetta. It has been learnt that Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar has written a letter addressing the CBI director that he is ready to appear before the CBI investigating officers at Shillong on February 8. Kumar has also made it clear in his letter that there is no question of non-cooperation with the Central agency for the sake of investigation.last_img read more

Serial killer arrested by police

Serial killer arrested by police

first_imgKalna (WB): An alleged serial killer, who targeted middle-aged women when they were alone at home, has been arrested in this small town in East Burdwan district, the police said Tuesday. Kamaruzzaman Sarkar, a small-time trader of discarded materials, is a suspect in the killing of five women and injuring several others in East Burdwan and neighbouring Hooghly districts, the police said. The 42-year old Sarkar, attired in trendy clothes, would enter homes during afternoon hours in the pretext of taking electricity meter readings and then pounce upon the women with a cycle chain and an iron rod, Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata East Burdwan Superintendent of Police, Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay said that the district court has on Monday remanded Sarkar to 12 days in police custody in connection with the murder of Putul Majhi at Goara village here on May 21. The SP said that the police sought Sarkar’s custody to interrogate him on his role in the other four murders, all of which were committed in the same manner. Some women had managed to escape attacks by the diminutive man, whose modus operandi was to strangulate them with a chain and then hit them on the head to ensure death. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “Though he would escape with some valuables from the houses of his victims, but theft does not seem to be the motive. Murdering the women seemed to be his main target,” Mukhopadhyay said. Police said that the accused had allegedly inserted sharp materials into the private parts of some of his victims following their death. “We are interrogating him to understand why he targeted middle-aged women,” the SP said. Sarkar, married with three children, may have had some grudge on women of the said age bracket over some personal issue and this angle is being investigated, said a police officer. The accused, riding a red motorbike and wearing a red helmet was arrested in Kalna on Sunday after being stopped by a civic police volunteer on suspicion. Following the murder of Putul Majhi, the district police had distributed CCTV footage of a suspect wearing a red helmet and riding a red motorbike to all police stations. Sarkar is suspected to have killed Pushpa Das of Anukhal area on January 27, the police said. On April 4, Rita Roy and Mamata Kishku were killed within a few hours of each other in Memari police station area of the district. One Soni Yadav of Memari was also killed in the same manner, the police said. Swarupa Bibi of Rongpara here was one of the lucky few to have escaped his attack. She was allegedly attacked from behind with a cycle chain, but she managed to shrug off the attacker and raise an alarm.last_img read more

Argentina strike halts flights trains buses

Argentina strike halts flights trains buses

first_img By: The Canadian Press << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Argentina, Strike Argentina strike halts flights, trains, buses Thursday, May 30, 2019 BUENOS AIRES — Much of Argentina came to a standstill Wednesday as a strike to protest government austerity measures grounded hundreds of flights, halted bus and train lines and forced the closing of banks, courts and many schools.The country’s main grains ports were also shut and hospitals offered only emergency services during the 24-hour strike organized by labour unions to protest the policies of President Mauricio Macri, who is seeking re-election in October. Those include the firing of workers and the slashing of government subsidies that have shot up the costs of transportation and utility rates. Argentines are also fed up with a stubborn recession, a devaluation of the currency and one of the world’s highest inflation rates.Authorities estimated that about 330 flights from the country’s flagship carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas, were cancelled and some 37,000 passengers were affected by the walkout, which also forced the ‘Recopa’ final between soccer clubs River Plate and Brazil’s Atletico Paranaense to be postponed to Thursday.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyUnion leaders said it was the largest strike that they had organized since Macri took office in 2015 promising to end poverty and tame high consumer prices. They say government policies have led to the closing of some 14,000 small and mid-size companies while Argentines continue to lose purchasing power to an “alarming” inflation rate of about 50% a year.Unions and left-leaning organizations cut some roads leading into the capital city and distributed food to show what they say is increasing hunger.“We’re sick of the low salaries, the halt of activity in the industry,” said unionist Ruben Garcia.The government rejected the strike, saying it only affects Argentina’s economy and that the stoppage is a political measure by union leaders who aspire to public office. Sharelast_img read more

Lauwers encourages residents to enjoy winter fun during free fishing weekend

Lauwers encourages residents to enjoy winter fun during free fishing weekend

first_img Categories: Lauwers News,News 10Feb Lauwers encourages residents to enjoy winter fun during free fishing weekend State Rep. Dan Lauwers today encouraged families to take advantage of Michigan’s fabulous frozen natural resources during free fishing weekend, Feb. 14 and 15.Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources waives all fishing license fees during the weekend so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on lakes and rivers throughout Michigan. Lauwers said that in addition to Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair, there are plenty of smaller bodies of water in the 81st House District that hold populations of game fish.“This is an excellent opportunity for more experienced ice fishermen and women to introduce their children or grandchildren to this exciting winter sport,” Lauwers said. “Even if no fish are caught during an outing this weekend, families can enjoy the winter wonderland that Michigan becomes during the colder months.”All fishing regulations still apply during the free fishing weekend, Lauwers said.Lauwers said families should dress warmly if they venture out on the ice this weekend, adding they should take precautions to make sure the ice is thick enough for fishing.#####center_img Lawmaker: Pure Michigan opportunities aboundlast_img read more

Our greenways and parks play a key role in encour

Our greenways and parks play a key role in encour

first_img“Our greenways and parks play a key role in encouraging the public to get out into the outdoors and choose active travel options which can have a knock on positive effect on the environment and on people’s health and wellbeing.”Paul McNaught from the Department for Communities said: “This investment will have a transformative effect on Kilfennan Valley Park and enhance the City’s every growing greenway network.“As we have seen from previous upgrade projects of this nature, the completed works will make the park a more attractive and enjoyable amenity for users, encouraging active lifestyle choices and bringing communities together in a communal space.” Linda Watson, co-ordinator of the Caw/Nelson Drive Action Group added: “Local residents are delighted and excited that these upgrade works have begun. “The finished project will create a safer, more comfortable and accessible space for residents to use for leisure and active travel.“The community group have worked closely with other stakeholders to bring the project to this key stage.“We would like to express our gratitude to both Derry City and Strabane District Council and the Department for Communities for making the funding available for the plans to become a reality.”Major upgrade works start on Kilfennan Valley Park Greenway was last modified: March 21st, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: WORK has started on significant upgrade works on the Kilfennan Valley Park Greenway.The environmental improvement scheme will include a number of enhancements to the existing path network in the park including improved drainage, the installation of lighting and a new crossing point at the Rossdowney Road to Kilfennan Valley Park.The £549,000 investment is being jointly funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council and the Department for Communities and will complement the new Clooney Greenway project to create a sustainable travel corridor in the heart of the Waterside. It will include new pathway links and crossing points at Woodburn Urban Park, Rossdowney Road, Rossdale Road and Rossmore Road.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle, welcomed the start of work on the project.“The Waterside Greenway infrastructure has improved significantly in recent years and this project will further add to the existing network and enhance the experience of users of the Kilfennan Valley Park Greenway.“There are also exciting plans to further develop the North West Greenway network including three cross border routes from Derry to Buncrana via Bridgend, Muff to Derry via Culmore and Lifford to Strabane. ShareTweet CAW/NELSON DRIVE ACTION GROUPDEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIESDerry and Strabane CouncilLINDA WATSONMajor upgrade works start on Kilfennan Valley Park GreenwayMayor John BoyleROSSDOWNEY ROADlast_img read more

Winning in the Era of Deep Contextual Personalization Its All About HumanMachine

first_imgWinning in the Era of Deep Contextual Personalization: It’s All About Human-Machine Collaboration Sunil KarkeraApril 29, 2019, 4:00 pmApril 25, 2019 Chatbots, virtual assistants and other Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered marketing technologies are rapidly becoming commonplace. Yet, many CMOs are discovering the limitations of these technologies for one-to-one marketing. How should CMOs be allocating their technology investments to deliver deep contextual personalization and create ever-expanding customer experiences that will fuel growth for the next decade?The answer to that question has been elusive. The truth is, most CMOs are bewildered by the vast and ever-increasing array of marketing technologies available. In 2018 alone, marketers were inundated with nearly 7,000 software products from more than 6,000 companies, according to Scott Brinker of HubSpot. In many cases, the scars of integration are still fresh — as are memories of tech investments that didn’t deliver the anticipated results. So, it’s not surprising many CMOs have worked to greatly simplify their marketing stack.New Pressures Demand a New ApproachBut relying on existing personalization strategies is no longer enough. Pressure continues to grow for CMOs to demonstrate ROI. After three straight years of increases in marketing spend industry-wide, budgets have slipped from a peak of 14% of revenue to 11%. Forward-looking marketing leaders know they need new approaches to enhance customer experience, improve channel effectiveness, and use data more effectively to improve marketing agility and fuel marketing innovation. What they need is a holistic approach that balances human and machine intelligence. The question is: What is the right balance in this human-machine collaboration?I believe the key to success is a “machine-first” approach where technology has the first right to sense, understand, decide, and act. This means automating a vast number of activities that are still performed manually. A machine-first approach is about augmenting human capability using automation and AI to increase the growth potential of the enterprise. It enables monitoring customer engagement before and after the sale, automatically adjusting campaigns and engagements—from media selection and channels to messages and segmentation—on the fly to create a deep contextual experience that engages customers and inspires loyalty.Currently, most marketing organizations are only scratching the surface, using digital technologies to personalize the brand experience in limited ways—generally at the point of transaction. A true machine-first model is about managing and personalizing the brand experience throughout the customer lifecycle in an end-to-end role that extends beyond marketing into sales, service and support, and even product/service design and development. The goal of machine-first is not only to streamline processes but also to master digital data—capturing and analyzing the precise customer data needed to inform the actions and decisions of human marketing teams.Read More: Making Voice Tech More Human Is as Easy as 1-2-3Machine-First Enables the Optimal BalanceSo, what does a machine-first model look like in practice and how does this help achieve the right balance in human-machine collaboration?To create stickier relationships with its customers, Starbucks created the Starbucks Rewards program to support true one-to-one marketing. In one year, the program added more than 10 million members in the US. A comprehensive cross-channel program, Starbucks Rewards gathers and analyzes customer data across all touchpoints to build a granular consumer profile—then automates the delivery of personalized offers to each individual consumer. This reinforces the bond between Starbucks and each customer, encouraging consumers to engage with the brand on their terms, using whatever platform they want at any given time. Starbucks’ use of omnichannel data to build loyalty enables the human component as well—the in-store experience—where store managers and staff focus on customers as individuals, not just as orders. This “people-centricity”—always core to Starbucks’ culture—is strengthened, not diminished or replaced, by the company’s automated, data-informed loyalty strategy.Deep personalization is also crucial after the sale. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Brazil recognized that post-sales service of vehicles is a make-or-break factor for customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. To ensure a seamless customer experience across all service touchpoints, FCA integrated key functions across its customer interaction channels. This enabled proactive, personalized communications at every step through automated processes focused on a single goal: rapidly understanding and resolving the customer’s need or problem. AI-powered business intelligence provided human service agents with the customer insights needed to answer questions and solve issues quickly and effectively. This ideal balance of machine and human intelligence helped FCA Brazil accelerate complaint resolution by 25%. Based on this result, FCA is rolling out their human-to-machine service model worldwide.Reshaping Customer ExperiencesDeploying a balanced human-to-machine strategy requires CMOs to break free from a reactive, tactical mindset and view the entire customer lifecycle—from initial prospecting, nurturing and engagement to ongoing loyalty and support efforts, and even win-back campaigns—as a single, seamless, one-to-one conversation with each customer. Digital intelligence makes this possible by automating and orchestrating processes, and by creating linkages across channels and data sources to create a seamless, personalized experience.The supply chains for Global 2000 companies have been doing a version of this for years. They leverage digital technologies to detect demand signals out to the point of sale, enabling proactive adjustments in production, inventory, and distribution to keep pace with changes in consumer behavior. Marketers must do the same, using every customer interaction to generate signals that automate actions and enhance the consumer profile, enabling marketing and service organizations to anticipate and fulfill customer needs and desires, moment by moment.Read More: How Managed Execution Services Help Marketers Yield Better ResultsThe People Part of the EquationThis transformation is equally about people. CMOs need to identify, staff and train people for the new marketing roles that are becoming essential to operating a world-class, machine-first marketing organization. In particular, CMOs should rethink their talent strategy. For example, marketers need to be trained on data and analysis. CMOs are now bringing data scientists to their teams as a different set of talent is required for the marketing future.These professionals must master digital data to be “data-informed” rather than “data-driven.” This means determining what customer data they need and what they don’t need to deliver ROI. They must continually seek new ways to use that data to deliver value to customers, while respecting and protecting customer privacy. And, they must be able to think outside their marketing silo, tearing down the old walls that separate corporate functions and create new ways to improve every customer interaction, both pre- and post-sale.Breaking Through the BarrierAdopting a model that properly balances the capabilities of skilled humans and those of intelligent machines is the key to breaking through the technology plateau that is holding back many marketing organizations. It’s the only way to deliver the deep personalized experiences consumers demand—and the technology ROI that CFOs demand.Read More: 7 “Gotchas” for Data Engineers New to Google BigQuery AIchatbotsDeep Contextual PersonalizationhubspotHuman-Machine CollaborationROIScott BrinkerTCS Interactive Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with Jeremy Korst, President, GBH InsightsNext ArticleWhat Kind of Chatbot is Right for Your Business?last_img read more

Children are attuned to social bias at a surprisingly young age finds

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 24 2019In a Developmental Science study of preschool-aged children, implicit and explicit evaluations of Black boys were less positive than evaluations of Black girls, White boys, or White girls.This “gendered racial bias” was exhibited by both White and non-White children and was not correlated with their exposure to diversity. It also mirrors social bias observed in adults.The study, which reveals the earliest evidence of bias at the intersection of race and gender, underscores the importance of addressing bias in the first years of life.”Our results suggest that children are attuned to nuanced patterns of social bias at a surprisingly young age,” said lead author Danielle Perszyk, of Northwestern University. “This means that efforts to counter such bias must begin very early in children’s development.”Source: https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/developmental-science/study-reveals-bias-children-even-they-reach-kindergartenlast_img read more

Were the Vikings Smoking Pot While Exploring Newfoundland

first_img 30 of the World’s Most Valuable Treasures That Are Still Missing The discovery of cannabis pollen near a Viking settlement in Newfoundland raises the question of whether the Vikings were smoking or eating pot while exploring North America. The researchers also found evidence the Vikings occupied this outpost for more than a century, way longer than previously believed. Located in northern Newfoundland, the site of L’Anse aux Meadows was founded by Vikings around A.D. 1000. Until now, archaeologists believed that the site was occupied for only a brief period. The new research, published today (July 15) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that the Vikings lived there possibly into the 12th or even the 13th century. [In Photos: Viking Outposts Possibly Found in Canada]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65940-were-vikings-smoking-pot-in-newfoundland.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  Bog finds In August 2018, an archaeological team excavated a peat bog located nearly 100 feet (30 meters) east of the Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows. They found a layer of “ecofacts” — environmental remains that may have been brought to the site by humans — that were radiocarbon dated to the 12th or 13th century. These ecofacts include remains of two beetles not native to Newfoundland — Simplocaria metallica, from Greenland, and Acidota quadrata, from the Arctic. The layer also held pollen from Juglans (walnuts) and from Humulus (cannabis), two species that don’t naturally grow at L’Anse aux Meadows; rather, the Vikings could have picked up all of these plant and animal species when they sailed south. [Photos: 10th-Century Viking Tomb Unearthed in Denmark] They also found the remains of dung from grazing caribou, as well as remains of wood and charcoal. The layer from the peat bog is similar to other “cultural layers from across the Norse North Atlantic,” the archaeological team wrote in the journal article. More evidence Additionally, the archaeologists performed Bayesian analysis — a type of statistical analysis — on radiocarbon dates from artifacts previously excavated at L’Anse aux Meadows. That analysis also suggested Viking occupation for up to 200 years. “This does not imply a continuous occupation,” the researchers wrote, noting that the Vikings could have abandoned and reoccupied L’Anse aux Meadows when it suited them. Did the Vikings use pot in Newfoundland? The finding of cannabis pollen raises the question of whether the Vikings used cannabis for making clothes or for medicinal-recreational purposes while they explored North America. Paul Ledger, the lead author of the paper and a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial University of Newfoundland urged caution on the interpretation of the findings, noting that pollen can easily be carried by the wind. Ledger urged caution on the interpretation of the findings, noting that pollen can easily be carried by the wind. It’s also possible that some of the other “ecofacts” were brought to the peat bog by indigenous peoples who lived in Newfoundland, and not by the Vikings. [Fierce Fighters: 7 Secrets of Viking Seamen] Ultimately, “the results presented here [in the journal article] pose more questions than answers,” the archaeological team wrote. Reaction from other Viking researchers Viking researchers not affiliated with the research team urged caution about the results. “I think it is too early to draw any conclusions,” said Birgitta Wallace, a senior archaeologist emerita with Parks Canada who has done extensive research on the Vikings in North America. Wallace told Live Science that she isn’t convinced that the Vikings left behind these ecofacts. “I think it is highly unlikely that the Norse [another word for Vikings] would have returned in the 12th and 13th centuries, as there are no structures on the site from that period that could be Norse,” Wallace said. “We do know that there were indigenous people, ancestors of the Beothuk, on the site at that time.” Patricia Sutherland, a visiting scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who has also done extensive research on the Vikings in North America, said that while the Vikings could have been in Newfoundland during the 12th or 13th centuries, it is too early to say for sure. “It seems premature to suggest such a scenario on the basis of the ‘ecofacts’ listed in the paper,” Sutherland said. It’s possible that some of the beetles and plant pollen found in the layer were brought to L’Anse aux Meadows by the Vikings around A.D. 1000, and they continued to flourish after the Vikings left, Sutherland said. The research team plans to continue their work at L’Anse aux Meadows in August, Ledger said. Photos: Viking Warrior Is Actually a Woman The 25 Most Mysterious Archaeological Finds on Earth Editor’s note: This article was updated to fix a statement about the interpretation of the cannabis pollen. 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