Puan, the world’s oldest living Sumatran orangutan, was euthanized on June 18 at Perth Zoo in Australia due to age-related complications.Her death left an incredible legacy of 11 children and a total of 54 descendants across the world, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the global Sumatran orangutan zoo population.Due to her genetic legacy, Puan played a vital role in ensuring the survival of the species, which has been categorized as critically endangered. JAKARTA — Puan, the world’s oldest living Sumatran orangutan, has died at an Australian zoo after a lifetime spent in service to the conservation of the critically endangered species.Officials at Perth Zoo, where Puan had lived for the past 50 years, euthanized her on June 18, citing age-related health complications. She was 62 years old.Her death left an “incredible legacy” of 11 children and a total of 54 descendants in Australia, Europe, the United States and in the jungles of Sumatra, accounting for nearly a tenth of the global zoo population of Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii), according to a statement from Perth Zoo.Due to her genetic legacy, Puan played a vital role in ensuring the survival of the heavily threatened species. Of the nine existing wild populations of Sumatran orangutans, only seven — each with an estimated 250 or more individuals — have prospects of long-term viability, according to WWF. Only three of those population groups have more than 1,000 orangutans each.Some 29 of Puan’s descendants are still alive, including daughters Puteri and Pulang; grandchildren Utama, Teliti, Sekara and Lestari; and great-grandson Sungai, all of whom are also at Perth Zoo.At 62, Puan exceeded the usual life expectancy for her species. In the wild, female orangutans would rarely live past the age of 50, assuming they succumb earlier to a number of threats such as poaching.“Puan is the total exception to the rule,” Holly Thompson, a primate superviser at Perth Zoo, said in a video posted on the zoo’s Facebook page. “To be 62 years old is an amazing age for a Sumatran orangutan.”One of Puan’s great-grandsons, Nyaru, was the latest in the line to be released into the wild.“I think it’s an amazing legacy for her great grandson Nyaru to be out living his life in the jungles of Sumatra, where his great grandmother hailed from,” zookeeper Martina Hart wrote in an op-ed in the West Australian.But Puan’s long life and legacy of descendants weren’t the only remarkable things about her. She was said to have motherly mannerisms that befitted her name, which means “lady” in Indonesian, with many describing her as the “grand old lady” of Perth Zoo.It was her journey and demeanor that made such an impact in people’s hearts.“[T]he lady we know as Puan is so much more than statistics,” Hart wrote. “To look at Puan is to look into the eyes of an animal (and I find even saying ‘animal’ to feel slightly disrespectful) who has seen so much in her lifetime that the mind boggles.”Puan, the world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan. Photo by Derick Smith/Perth Zoo.Puan was born in the jungle of Sumatra in 1956. On New Year’s Eve in 1968, she was gifted to the zoo by a sultan from Malaysia.“She really has seen it all, from the jungles of the wild to the old exhibits here at Perth, to our now world class exhibits,” wrote Hart, who knew Puan for almost 18 years. “It fascinates me as to the stories she could tell.”Despite spending half a century in a zoo environment, Puan never lost her natural and motherly instincts. Hart described her as “the maker of the most amazing nests, and the lady who took no nonsense from her children over the years, but was also the most nurturing mother we had.”Hart also fondly recalled the day the zoo gave Puan access to a giant fig tree to climb and nest in.By then, Puan hadn’t been in a real tree for over 50 years.“To be honest my eyes were filled with tears watching her climbing,” Hart said. “She was the only one who would nest in the tree itself, instead of taking branches back to the platforms to nest. Her instinct and her own mother’s teachings had never left her after all those years.”Over time, Puan’s eyelashes turned gray, her movements slowed, and her mind started to wander. After various veterinary assessments confirmed that age-related complications were adversely impacting her Puan’s ability to live a quality life, the zoo finally decided to euthanize her.“It’s very hard for us all to say goodbye to Puan,” a visibly emotional Thompson said in the video. “It’s done in an extremely calm and relaxed manner. Puan went extremely peacefully. She had people that had been working with her for a long, long time, with her to the very end.”“As hard as it was for us, it was the right thing to do,” Hart added in the video. “We’re going to miss her.” Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Hans Nicholas Jong Animals, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Orangutans, Primates, Saving Species From Extinction, Wildlife, Zoos
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…accuses her of sexual assaultTimothy Johnson appeared twice before city Magistrate Dylan Bess on Thursday before the court took a decision not to charge the accused in his apparent state of unsound mind.Johnson commenced his rambling by accusing his wheel chair ridden mother of touching him inappropriately and justifying his actions of hitting her to “get the demon out” when he was called to stand before Magistrate Bess.The court did not read the alleged charge to the accused, who clearly lacked the capacity to form the intent to commit and bear the responsibility of his actions.The frustrated mother told the court that she has “tried” with her son and took him to see a doctor in attempts to get him better. She alleged that on the day of the incident, her son woke her at 05:00h, demanding his tea. When she told him that it was too early, he reportedly became outraged and cut her with a piece of glass to the neck and chest area.According to the bereaved woman, she was not aware that she suffered injuries until her daughter raised an alarm, indicating that she was bleeding profusely from the wounds inflicted.The Magistrate told the woman that the defendant’s actions are caused by his ill mental health and the protection orders which she sought might just not be enough to afford her protection from her son, while noting that such cases of suspected mental illnesses are subjected to evaluations before they can be charged with criminal offences or otherwise.The woman pleaded for her son to be locked away for her safety and that of other members of the family and society at large, fearing that once released from the mental ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital he would return home to continue to harass her. The Magistrate agreed that the local hospital does not have the capacity to accommodate and treat such persons on a long-term basis. In the circumstances, Johnson will return to court on Friday for further deliberation
Fuel purchase probeOne day after agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) swooped down on the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) as part of an ongoing probe, the Board of Directors of the Agency is puzzled over “challenges” that the investigative body claims it has faced.SOCU ranks heading into the GEA office Thursday morningHead of SOCU, Assistant Police Commissioner Sydney James told reporters outside GEA’s Quamina Street, Georgetown office on Thursday that his team was at the Energy Agency in relation to two investigations which SOCU has been mandated to probe.“One relates to the forensic audit of the Guyana Energy Agency and the second one relates to an investigation, which was done by the Ministry of the Presidency with respect to malpractices and mismanagement in the purchase of fuel by the Guyana Oil (Company) and the Guyana Energy Agency,” he said.James noted that they had to obtain a search warrant from a Magistrate to go to the office of the GEA after experiencing some “challenges” in obtaining relevant documents.“We did ask (for the documents/files), but there were some challenges; that’s all I care to comment on,” he said to reporters.According to the GEA Board, while it respects the mandate and functions of SOCU and will continue to cooperate with the Unit, it is concerned over the execution of the “highly publicised” search warrant.“The Board further notes for the record and in the interest of transparency, that at no time was the GEA reluctant, unavailable, or uncooperative in the submission and handover of the requested documents,” it said in a statement on Friday.It went on to point out that after receiving a letter dated October 4, 2017 from SOCU requesting a list of information, the GEA provided all required documentation within a two-week period, save and except for documents and vouchers in excess of 2000 files for which the GEA, in its response, noted the potential impracticality due to the sheer volume and invited the investigating team to visit the GEA office at their convenience to review the files in totality.In its response via letter to SOCU dated October 19, 2017, the GEA communicated that “With respect to point (d) of your letter…. the documents requested are quite voluminous and are the financial records of the Agency, which must be kept for the purposes of audit. Full access to these documents at the GEA’s headquarters will be granted to the investigating team, who can be accommodated in the Agency’s boardroom as was done during the course of the forensic audit.”To this end, the GEA Board believes that while SOCU has to carry out its mandate, the search warrant was not necessary in this instance.Nevertheless, the Board said it was in communication with the SOCU Head to enquire about the reported ‘challenges’ faced in obtaining information required, as well as whether the information provided was sufficient.Having provided those files in question, the Board said reaffirmed the cooperation of the GEA in any and all ongoing investigations.
Thirty farmers from the Profit, Trafalgar, Hopetown and Seafield communities on the West Coast of Berbice (WCB) in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), benefited from apiculture training as the West Coast Berbice Bee Project wasFamers receive equipmentlaunched at Number 29 Village, Trafalgar on Tuesday.In addition, each farmer was a recipient of five hives, a beekeeper suit and veil, a pair of gloves, a hive tool, a smoker, a hive brush and a five-gallon bucket.This project has the capability and therefore seeks to generate income by producing quality honey for sale and by selling the bee colonies. Pollen, a natural source of vitamins and beeswax, used in cosmetics and other items, will be produced and sold for income.Chief Executive Officer of Food For The Poor (Guyana) Incorporated, KentRecipients pose with their equipmentVincent; and Projects Officer, Food For The Poor Incorporated, Florida USA Brinaire Jean, made brief remarks at the ceremony.The Profit, Trafalgar, Hopetown and Seafield communities are grateful for the organisation’s generosity.
The 19 year old who ply’s his trade as a attacking striker at French side Lille , started his career at RC Genk, where his father helped them in winning the Belgian Jupiler league in the 2001/2002 season.He will play along side Manchester City Captain, Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Marouane Fellaini.Belgium are in Group H along with Fabio Capello’s Russia, South Korea and Algeria.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya 13th May – Striker Divock Origi, son of Harambee Star’s legendary striker Mike Okoth, has been named in Belgium’s 24-man squad to play in the World Cup next month.Born on 18 April 1995, Divock will be the first Kenyan born player to play in a World Cup having already been capped at Belgium’s U15 and U16 sides and recently got an elevation with his first game with the Belgian U17 squad in a tie against Montenegro.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But by the time police arrived, witnesses along the busy street – home to rows of densely populated apartment complexes – had scattered, and the normally bustling street appeared quiet. “We think there are more witnesses but nobody has come forward. People are afraid of gang retaliation or gang violence,” said Coffey, who is appealing for anonymous tips or any information that could help police identify a suspect. Anyone with information can call the LAPD’s North Hollywood division at 623-4016. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Three men and a 16-year-old remained in stable condition today after they were shot Sunday night in a gang-related attack, officials said. The group was standing outside an apartment near Vanowen Street and Morella Avenue about 9 p.m. when an assailant fired 14 shots at the group. “We don’t even know if it was more than one person that did the shooting or if they were on foot or car. But, it appears to be gang-related,” LAPD Detective Mike Coffey said. The victims – Jose Deanda, 27, Victor Juarez, 20, Manuel Gomez, 51, and an unidentified 16-year-old – all lived in the neighborhood, Coffey said.
According to Washington County Historian Jeremy Elliott, the Steven’s Museum has received the second coin in the Washington County Heritage Coin Collection. “They are available for sale at the Stevens Museum, for $15, while supplies last,” said Elliott. “We apologize for the big delay, but apparently our supplier was having serious medical issues, which have now been resolved,” he explained.This coin features the old Sinclair Lion on the square, on the front, with the date it was carved and the old Salem State Bank, on the reverse, with it’s dates of operation. All proceeds go to benefit the John Hay Center. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 to 5.
Disney Cruise Line: In The NewsCalling all stage talent! Another casting call is out – are you the next Prince Charming or Flynn Ryder? Auditions are happening in New York City!Here’s this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel. There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book. These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week: Share This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world!Ports of Call Upcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Star Wars: The Last JediBlack PantherA Wrinkle In TimeAvengers: Infinity WarSolo: A Star Wars Story Incredibles 2 Ant-Man and The WaspChristopher RobinThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsRalph Breaks the InternetFor future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationWe are sailing head-on into the Very Merrytime cruise season, and that means it’s time for the traditional gingerbread houses to make their return! Each year, the amazing chefs on board the ship create a life-sized masterpiece that is on display in the atrium. For the past 5 years, the chefs have engaged in a friendly competition, and we the people of the internet are asked to pick the best gingerbread house of the bunch of the year. You can click here to see the gorgeous work currently on display for this year, and then vote for your favorite! Voting is only open until Sunday, so don’t miss out!Last year’s winner was this beauty on the Disney Wonder. Will she reign supreme again this year? We will find out next week!While these works of are are quite a feast for the eyes and the nose, they aren’t for the mouth! Luckily, there’s a solution for that. In the past, DCL has offered a gingerbread house decorating activity – and this house was one you could take back to your stateroom to snack on during your cruise. This year, it appears that this activity has been modified to a gingerbread cookie decorating session. Still no charge, no tickets required, still delicious!So, which ship’s gingerbread house is earning your vote this year?Special thanks to Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article – especially for the gorgeous featured photo this week!Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.
While this style of recruiting may work for low-skill, low-impact roles, it’s neither efficient nor effective for growing sustainable business. For the majority of hiring organizations, this often results in poor-quality hires, longer time-to-productivity, and an inability to plan and budget for staffing needs. Join the conversation, and tell us how you’re optimizing your talent acquisition processes. And email me if you have any specific questions: email@example.com It’s become increasingly evident that reactionary recruiting is ineffective in the long term. Competition for top talent is at an all-time high, and candidates expect more of potential employers than in the past. Companies who fail to adapt suffer from high turnover and poor employer branding. Talent acquisition has always been an important part of effective talent management. This has become especially evident over the last 15 years, as the rapid evolution of technology and major shifts in the world economy have tested traditional processes. From the Dotcom boom to the Great Recession, a lot has changed in the world of work — and many organizations struggle to keep up. Fact: Now, more than ever, ongoing success in talent acquisition requires careful planning, an agile process, and an understanding of current technology and emerging trends. But transitioning from reactionary recruiting to strategic talent acquisition is no walk in the park. Establishing a working definition is a good place to start, as is breaking talent acquisition down into functional pieces. Think Bigger with Talent AcquisitionOngoing success in talent acquisition requires business leaders to work closely with HR to identify gaps in staffing needs and future opportunities, and to adjust process accordingly. To do this, it’s important to understand the role each function plays in effective talent acquisition. Here’s a brief breakdown:Plan. The most effective recruiting companies evaluate existing and future staffing needs, identify growing skill gaps, monitor changes in turnover, and audit process and performance. In short, they plan for success. Not just before a period of rapid growth. Not after a spike in turnover. All the time. Source. For many, sourcing efforts are limited to posting jobs across various boards and filtering through a flood of resumes. But more recruiters are investing time and resources to engage high-quality candidates. Employee referral programs have also become a primary source for candidates, with social networks as the prime target.Assess. With talent acquisition’s emphasis on quality-of-hire and time-to- productivity metrics, the process of assessing and screening candidates for skill and cultural fit has become increasingly valuable. As such, employers are relying on new tools and services to evaluate key performance indicators (KPIs) of a good hire.Hire. Probably the most overlooked and under-optimized phase in the talent acquisition lifecycle, the hiring process includes deciding on the best candidate, extending and negotiating an offer, and managing all of the little things that need attention prior to an employee’s first day in a new role. The challenge is maintaining lines of communication, managing expectations, and making hard business decisions without tarnishing the company’s employer brand. Onboard. This phase has been undervalued by many organizations. Studies show, however, that effective onboarding directly impacts KPIs of talent acquisition, such as time- to-productivity and turnover. By establishing a formal process, and managing this stage closely, the employees you’ve worked hard to recruit and hire are more likely to succeed in their new role. Looking Ahead: Key ConversationsThis is an exciting time in talent acquisition — and not just for us nerds. New technologies are emerging daily, and leading organizations are constantly innovating to improve the effectiveness of their various processes. Keeping up with trends and evolving best practices can be time consuming, but blogging communities like SHRM’s We Know Next are a good place to start. Reactionary Recruiting Doesn’t Work, Y’all!Historically, talent acquisition has been limited to a transactional, reactionary function, wherein recruiting efforts are reduced to filling holes in the org chart. For example, an employee moves to a new position; HR posts the job opening, combs through resumes, and brings in applicants whose resumes meet the basic requirements. You know the drill.