Bison designated the national mammal

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On May 9, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law, officially making the American bison the national mammal of the United States.Last week, private bison ranchers joined with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, congressional leaders, conservationists, and tribal representatives at a special celebration at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.  to celebrate the bison’s designation as America’s National Mammal.Three bison business leaders were among the speakers addressing the roughly 150 individuals who gathered to celebrate the enactment of the National Bison Legacy Act.“A combination of conservation leaders and individual ranchers pulled bison back from the brink of extinction in the late 1800’s,” said Roy Liedtke, president of the National Bison Association. “We are pleased that ranchers, conservationists and tribal leaders today are continuing to work together to restore bison on rangelands and pastures across the country.”The celebration underscored the guiding principles that bison represent as Americans honor this national symbol: unity, resilience and healthy landscapes and communities. The event also highlighted the diverse interests supporting bison, represented by the more than 60 organizations, tribes, conservation groups and businesses of the Vote Bison Coalition, led by the Inter Tribal Buffalo Council (ITBC), National Bison Association (NBA), and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).“We in the foundation are proud to be a part of the coalition to see that the animal we love was named as the national mammal,” said Dick Gehring of Kansas, representing the National Buffalo Foundation and several bison businesses sponsoring the special reception.He also reported that the foundation is sponsoring a traveling bison history exhibit that will be appearing at museums around the country.Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, whose department’s seal bears the image of a bison, spoke about the bison’s enduring legacy on America’s public lands, refuges, forests and parks.last_img read more

Stalqer: Aggregated, (Almost) Live Location Data on the iPhone

first_imgTags:#start#startups Since iPhones lack the ability to run applications in the background, Stalqer piggybacks their service on one of the phone’s core services with periodic updates. By cleverly monitoring the data exchange on your iPhone when the Mail app checks for new messages, Stalqer can update your location as often as your phone checks for email.After running Stalqer’s custom mail settings configuration tool, I took the app on a test drive, and sure enough, there I was moving along the map with each check of my email. Not only is this an innovative iPhone workaround, it’s an interesting way to increase check ins without games, badges or rewards like those found in Foursquare.The San Francisco-based company appears to understand that forcing users to create yet another online account would limit the app’s potential, so instead, you log in immediately through Facebook Connect. In this sense, Stalqer isn’t trying to become another popular social network – it wants to be the aggregator of your friends’ locations.The app provides push notifications for nearby friends, and you can even move your friends around on the map for them if you know their whereabouts. This is another great feature that Stalqer hopes will keep people coming back to the app, or that will encourage new users to sign up. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting chris cameron Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… With the rapid growth of services like Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite, location-based mobile social networks seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but they’re only fun and useful if your friends are using it, too.Each time that I’ve tried one of these services, I find myself trying to convince my friends to use it so that I can have meaningful contacts to keep track of. Some of them don’t have the right phone, or are worried about blasting out their GPS coordinates to the world.Stalqer, available as a free iPhone app since earlier this month, has solved this problem by connecting to your Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare accounts and providing a map of your friends based on information it gathers from those services, even if they don’t use Stalqer.If your friend uses a geo-tagged Tweet, or if they check in on Foursquare, Stalqer knows where they are. Stalqer can even pull your friends’ location from their Facebook profiles if they publicly display that information, but in most cases this is limited to the city level.You can also view your friends’ locations in a list, or even in an augmented reality view by turning the phone on its side while in the map view, but Stalqer’s killer feature is its workaround of a pesky iPhone limitation. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Skype To Go Brings Internet Calling to Landlines

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Today Skype is touting the relaunch of its “Skype to Go” service as a new way to make international calls from any phone – even landlines. The service itself has been aroundfor years, but today’s launch brings new features, specifically direct dial numbers for your Skype contacts. Previously, Skype to Go users had one access number that would send them to a voice menu which provided a speed dial list of pre-saved phone numbers. Today, Skype to Go users won’t have an access number, but rather a direct dial number for individual contacts that acts, for the most part, as any regular phone number would. This number can be saved in a phone, mobile or otherwise, and dialed directly without any additional prompts from a voice system.Skype to Go isn’t a free service, however. You have to use your Skype Credit or your Skype Subscription to pay for these calls. Skype’s calling rates are notably lower than using your phone company’s long distance service. For example, unlimited calling from the U.S. to 40 countries worldwide is only $13.99 a month with a Skype subscription.Users will also be responsible for airtime minutes if using a mobile phone, and local operator charges when dialing from a landline, notes Skype via blog post. Skype’s standard connection fee applies as well. Tags:#news#web Many people assume that Skype is only a Web-based or mobile service – that you have to install and launch an app on your desktop or smartphone in order to use it. With Skype to Go, however, you can make long distance calls from any phone – even a rotary phone with one of those twisty cords!With the newly revamped service, you can create up to nine direct dial numbers for friends, family or other contacts and is available in many of Skype’s biggest markets, including the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and parts of Europe.On a side note, Skype also announced its service is now available on the new HP Palm Pre 2 from Verizon Wireless in the U.S. No word yet on when international Pre 2 users will have access to the same feature. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

IPL 2011: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals match called off

first_imgBangalore versus Rajasthan IPL match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore was called off due to unrelenting rains. Details | PhotosWith the match called off, both teams were awarded one point each.Rajasthan now have five points from five matches and Bangalore are at the bottom of the IPL points tally with 3 points from equal number of matches.Originally, the match was scheduled to begin at 10:30pm after the rains had stopped and on-field umpires Billy Doctrove and Rudi Koertzen had decided that the match could be a 12-over-a-side affair. But, just when the teams were beginning to wear their cricketing gear, it began to drizzle forcing the covers back on. And in minutes the drizzle turned into heavy showers.Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore (From): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers(w), Saurabh Tiwary, Mohammad Kaif, Asad Pathan, Daniel Vettori(c), Ryan Ninan, Zaheer Khan, Charl Langeveldt, Mayank Agarwal, Sreenath Aravind, Arun Karthik, BN Bharath, Raju Bhatkal, Nuwan Pradeep, Muralidharen Gautam, Abrar Kazi, Abhimanyu Mithun, Dirk Nannes, Luke Pomersbach, Rilee Rossouw, Johan van der Wath, Jonathan Vandiar Rajasthan Royals (From): Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson, Johan Botha, Ajinkya Rahane, Ross Taylor, Amit Paunikar(w), Stuart Binny, Shane Warne(c), Nayan Doshi, Siddharth Trivedi, Amit Singh, Swapnil Asnodkar, Deepak Chahar, Ankeet Chavan, Aakash Chopra, Ashok Menaria, Paul Collingwood, Aditya Dole, Samad Fallah, Faiz Fazal, Sumit Narwal, Pankaj Singh, Abhishek Raut, Pinal Shah, Shaun Tait, Dishant Yagnik, Jacob Oramlast_img read more

UAAP volleyball: Judith Abil stars as UE picks up 1st win, sends Adamson to 0-3

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments GALLERY: Female athletes take center stage at 2019 PSA Awards UE Lady Red Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Judith Abil scored 22 points to lead University of the East to its first win of the season, beating Adamson, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22, in the second women’ss match of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball at FiOil Flying V Center.The Lady Warriors improved their record 1-2, while sending the Lady Falcons deeper in the standings at 0-3.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Adamson handily took the opening set after UE committed 10 unforced errors in the frame against three by the Lady Falcons.But UE soon found its mark mainly through Abil, who made sure UE would at least improve from its start last season where it went 0-7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargeslast_img read more

Hughton reserves special praise for Solanke

first_imgBrighton boss Chris Hughton praised the capture of England’s young forward Dominic Solanke as a decent signing for BournemouthThe Seagulls boss while also clarified his team were never interested in signing the ex-Liverpool man.“He was a player that was linked with us, but that was all,”  Hughton told Sky.“I can’t say I don’t know the player, because this is our game, he’s an exceptional young good talent.“Any player of that age and quality we’re aware of. But it was just speculation, nothing more.“Having said that, Bournemouth have got a real exceptional talent, and I’m sure he’ll be great for them.BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Chris Hughton, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Hughton’s first words after being sacked Manuel R. Medina – May 22, 2019 The former Brighton and Hove Albion manager says he was “hugely disappointed and surprised” when he was fired from the club.“I’m really delighted to go through; we’ve got a tough period coming up but I would rather be in the next round than not.“We didn’t start the game too well, we had some problems early on and we probably were 2-0 up against the run of play.“But we managed the game well in the second half and it’s a great result for us.”Delighted to put pen to paper with @afcbournemouth . Really looking forward to start working with some great players and a great manager. Exciting times ahead!😆🍒— Dom Solanke (@DomSolanke) January 4, 2019last_img read more