Today: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013

CALGARY HERALD - 190 million-year-old dinosaur embryos excavated in China shed light on ancient development, Apr 10, 2013

190 million-year-old dinosaur embryos excavated in China shed light on ancient development
"LOS ANGELES — Recently discovered dinosaur embryos are giving scientists their best glimpse yet into how the ancient creatures developed. The 190-million-year-old fossils unearthed in China belonged to Lufengosaurus, a long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur known for its gigantic size, with adults reaching 30 feet (9 metres)long. A detailed look at more than 200 bones from 20 individual animals at various stages of development revealed they grew much more rapidly inside the egg than other dinosaurs and flexed their muscles in much the same way as birds and humans. While not a complete surprise, “we are thrilled that we could document this for the first time for an extinct animal,” said University of Toronto paleontologist Robert Reisz, who led an international team that excavated the remains in southwestern China."
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TIMES OF INDIA - We will shoot down North Korean missile if allies at risk: US, Apr 10, 2013


 "WASHINGTON: A top US military commander said Tuesday he favored shooting down a North Korean missile only if it threatened the United States or Washington's allies in the region. When asked by lawmakers if he supported knocking out any missile fired by North Korea, Admiral Samuel Locklear, head of US Pacific Command, said: "I would not recommend that.""
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HINDUSTAN TIMES - S Korea raises alert level, as North readies missile test, Apr 10, 2013


 "South Korea said on Wednesday there was a "very high" probability that North Korea, after weeks of threats of war, would test-launch a medium-range missile at any time as a show of strength. Foreign minister Yun Byung-se said South Korea had asked China and Russia to intercede with the North to ease tension that has mounted since the UN Security Council imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea after its third nuclear arms test in February."
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Death toll at 37 as Iran wraps up quake rescue, Apr 10, 2013


 "TEHRAN—Rescuers Wednesday wound up operations after pulling 20 people from the rubble of an earthquake that struck near the port city of Bushehr, killing 37 people but sparing Iran’s sole nuclear power plant. “With the rescue operation being wrapped up no one is left under the rubble,” the Fars news agency quoted the head of Iran’s Red Crescent rescue corps, Mahmoud Mozafar, as saying. According to latest media reports, 37 people were killed and 850 others injured in the 6.1 magnitude quake that struck on Tuesday. At least 20 people were rescued from the rubble, according to Fars, which added that some 700 homes had been destroyed."Alexander Language Schools, Franchise Alexander Language Schools info@als-alexander.org or interalex1@yahoo.com Products and Services
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China halts some overland tourism to North Korea-travel agencies, Apr 10, 2013

North Korea soldiers stand on the bank of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, April 10, 2013. REUTERS-Jacky Chen
"(Reuters) - Some Chinese tour operators have halted travel to North Korea at the behest of local authorities and because of rising safety concerns as Pyongyang whips up war rhetoric following weeks of tension on the Korean peninsula. Authorities in the northeastern city of Dandong have told tour agencies to halt overland tourism into North Korea, local travel agents said on Wednesday.   "There were tourists that were planning to go there today, but then we received the notification, so they've all gone back home," said an employee of Dandong China International Travel Service, who asked not to be named. Five other travel agencies confirmed they had stopped tours that use the land border crossing into North Korea at Dandong. One cited a notice from the government tourism bureau in Dandong."
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DAILY STAR - Lohan tells Letterman rehab is a 'blessing', Apr 10, 2013

This Feb. 6, 2013 file photo shows actress Lindsay Lohan attending amfAR's New York gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)
"LOS ANGELES: Lindsay Lohan is going into rehab next month, but first she had to face TV talk show host David Letterman. In an appearance taped for Tuesday's "Late Show," Lohan was pressed by Letterman about her upcoming rehab stint. She faces a 90-day stay as part of a plea deal in a misdemeanor traffic accident case. Letterman tried to draw Lohan out, asking how many times she'd been in rehab, how this time would differ, and what she's being treated for. Lohan looked uncomfortable and said she didn't expect Letterman's line of questioning. But she said that she wants to be healthy and focus on what she loves - her work. She added that she looks at rehab as "a blessing and not a curse.""Alexander Language Schools, Franchise Alexander Language Schools info@als-alexander.org or interalex1@yahoo.com Products and Services
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