Military Caregiving Webinar Announcement: Test Your Caregiver IQ

first_imgSubscribe to our monthly eNewsletter! Mark your calendars for our upcoming MFLN Military Caregiving professional development webinar entitled, Test Your Caregiver IQ!Time: 11:00 a.m. EasternDate: Wednesday, March 9, 2016Event Location: Test Your Caregiver IQ!Find out how much you know about today’s caregivers by testing your caregiver IQ in this webinar session. Your caregiver IQ will highlight your overall understanding of who caregivers are, their similarities and differences, challenges and joys they experience and ways you can support them. This interactive session will provide a Q&A style format with participants and will dive further into the necessary content using the questions asked in understanding this unique audience.PresenterMary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin – Extension and owner of MBP Consulting, LLC, will be presenting. Dr. Britnall-Peterson is a returning webinar presenter for the Military Caregiving concentration and provides over 20 years’ experience as an educator of family caregivers, both in personal and professional caregiving arenas.Interested in Joining the Webinar?Registration is required to join the webinar, but can be completed on the day of the event. Also, we will be offering Certificates of Completion for those that may be interested in receiving training hours for attending the event.To join the webinar, simply click on Test Your Caregiver IQ.  The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense Connect System (DCS), but is open to the public.For those who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream. Mobile option for Ustream is available for Apple and Android devices.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on March 4, 2016.last_img read more

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A review of Community Capacity Building in 2018 and available resources

first_imgAs we move into 2019, let us review the year we had in 2018 and look at the resources that are available for our military families service providers.EXTENSION DISASTER EDUCATION NETWORKThe United States saw multiple natural disasters in 2018, reminding us with the harsh reality that a natural disaster can be deadly. Two of our pilot states, Maryland and Florida, faced deadly natural disasters.In May, Maryland was faced with flash flooding, devastating Ellicott City. Maryland National Guardsman and Air Force veteran, Eddison Hermond, was swept away to his death when jumping in to help.In October, Hurricane Michael left a trail of destruction in Florida, demolishing Mexico Beach and taking over 43 lives.In efforts to reduce the impact of such natural disasters on our military families, EDEN provides researched-based information and resources to help prepare and recover.WEBINAR Getting To Know You: Introducing Personal Finance Managers and Cooperative Extension to Each Other, hosted by the Personal Finance concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network, focused on building community capacity among financial educators working with military service members. During this webinar, programs and resources available to service members and families through each Military Services’ financial readiness programs and the Cooperative Extension System were discussed.TRAININGA reminder that the Community Capacity Building (CCB) training is available to provide program professionals with the strategies and tools needed to build capacity in a community.  Once completed, you’ll understand the community capacity building approach and the importance of connections in family support.last_img read more

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Lightworks for Windows: Your Next Video Editing App?

first_imgAfter months of anticipation, Lightworks is out of beta and sees it’s full Windows release.Although many new editors may not recognize the Lightworks name, they’ll surely be familiar with some of the popular films cut on this video editing application – Hugo, The Kings’s Speech, The Departed, Braveheart and Pulp Fiction to name a few.  Lightworks was originally created in 1989, during the dawn of digital non-linear editing, but when Avid and Final Cut Pro usage exploded, the hardware/software based Lightworks took a backseat.That may soon change though, with the recent release of Lightworks for Windows, an open-source video editing application “designed for editors, by editors.”  The new Lightworks is a full featured video editing application that includes the following features:Drag and drop timelineResolution and codec independent (mix and match formats)AutoSync trimmingMixed format multicam editingSupport for 3D / stereoscopic workflowsPowerful metadata and media management toolsAutosave projectsA dedicated editing console is one of the foundations of the Lightworks system.  All of the well-known feature films to date that were cut on Lightworks have utilized this editing console.  A paddle and hotkeys allow you to use the console to complete most common editing functions.  It can be purchased separately from the Lightworks store for $2,800.Lightworks seems to really excel in project sharing capabilities with the ability to share media, bins and edits with controlled permissions.   These realtime collaboration features work with any network storage, and make Lightworks a good solution for larger post production environments.Lightworks for Windows is free, but a pro version is also available for $60. Lightworks Pro offers additional features, format support and inclusion in the Lightworks Pro Community.  Be on the lookout for Mac and Linux versions…slated to be released later in 2012.  As many editors transition from Final Cut Pro 7 to other applications it will be interesting to see if Lightworks has what it takes to shake up the video editing market.Get more information and download Lightworks at lwks.comlast_img read more

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Filmmaking Tip – Shooting Night Exteriors on a Budget

first_imgThe nighttime exterior shot is one of the greatest challenges for filmmakers on a budget. This filmmaking tip will make lighting your scene a lot easier.Top image from Frank GlencairnNighttime exteriors typically require a ton of powerful lights (and generators) to illuminate your scene, which naturally poses a problem if your budget is limited. This is especially the case for wide shots where there is such an expansive area that needs to be lit. It doesn’t matter how fast your lenses are or how sensitive your low-light camera may be, there is no substitute for great lighting techniques when trying to capture a cinematic look.Image from Pinewood GroupThat said, one of the best and most effective tricks of the trade in this type of situation is very simple: water. For years filmmakers have been using water on streets, sidewalks, asphalts, etc. to create a more reflective surface. By evenly spraying the concrete surfaces in your shot, you’re able to brighten up your scene drastically.You might be wondering if this technique will make it seem as if it’s raining in your scene, however if done right, this will never be an issue. In fact, some of the biggest feature films use this very same method on set to do exactly what I’ve described above – Not because their budgets can’t accommodate proper lighting, but more so because they prefer the aesthetic of the shiny street at night.Image from ShutterstockIf you’re working on a tight budget, then it’s essential that you’re able to think outside the box. It can be a waste of time to think about how to get more lights on set or how to come up with the money for such a thing. Instead, you should think about how to make the lights you already have more effective. In situations like the one I’ve described in this article, the problem is not necessarily solved by shooting with the most light sensitive camera. You may just need a trick or two up your sleeve. What kind of tricks? The kind described in the following PremiumBeat articles!5 DIY Lighting Tips For Filmmakers on a BudgetLighting Tips to Consider Before Shooting Your Next FilmAdd Drama to Your Lighting Setup with Negative FillGot any other tips for lighting on the cheap? Share your knowledge in the comments below!last_img read more

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Single-Location Shoot

first_imgOrdinary Locations Become ExtraordinaryImage via Universal.By melding ordinary objects in the scenery with bizarre and visually striking elements, Carpenter creates a sense of confusion and wonder in his audience. The two opposing elements create a scene that suggests intrigue and suspense. We see an example of this in Escape from New York, wherein the mundane background becomes a visually stimulating backdrop that captures the audience’s attention. As we hear in the video, “You don’t know why you’re staring at it, but deep inside, your brain is trying to make sense [of it].” You can control the location and the scene by doing your own production design. Fill out the space with opposing visuals, and the weight of the scene will carry itself.LightingImage via Universal.If you’re working in a boring location, or if you’re trying to differentiate a house or a room from the last scene, throw light on what you want the audience to see, and keep the rest in the dark. Carpenter is famous for keeping his characters in the dark for the majority of a scene. This works really well in the horror and thriller genres that he is known for, but this type of thinking could work for any genre if the story calls for an under-exposed sequence. Carpenter’s films often feature a red, green, and blue motif. Compared to the old, “cheap” film stock that Carpenter used, the modern DSLR or mirrorless rig can perform much better in these low-light scenarios.Location As CharacterImage via Embassy Pictures.One of his most famous films, The Thing, is one of the best examples of how location can be its own character. The actors are interacting and addressing the location of the story as much as anything else. Carpenter creates a world, populates it with his characters, and then lets you join them on the journey. One of the ways he does this is by shooting with anamorphic lenses. By doing this, you see more of the background, which creates a greater understanding of the key spatial details he wants you to notice. (Consider also Tarantino‘s use of anamorphic lenses in the cabin in The Hateful Eight.)Image via Universal Pictures.Getting your hands on anamorphic lenses may be less likely than shooting in only one location, but you can still shoot these claustrophobic scenes with your widest lens to get enough of the background in the shot to immerse the viewer. Wolfcrow also emphasizes the economic savings of stretching out scenes as long as possible: you don’t have to reset your crew, and you can shoot longer throughout the day. This will allow you to populate your feature with fewer scenes while still hitting that feature length.Trapping the CharactersImage via Jack H Enterprises.A consistent element of Carpenter’s work is the relatable character trapped in one location. Then, to top it off, he adds a deadline that the characters must beat. He also finds ways to work in a description at the beginning of the film that details the geographic layout of the building, house, or compound, letting the audience know where certain things are (that most certainly pop up later in the film). The villains are almost always human (or taking the form of a human), so he doesn’t need heavy prosthetics or VFX. On top of that, Carpenter scores his own movies. Obviously we can’t all be as talented as Carpenter, but we do have access to the same frugal approach to gear and techniques that he uses to make his films seem bigger than they actually are.Also, make sure to include one camera trick or gag that will catch the audience off guard. Creating a memorable, mind-bending scene (even if it devours half your budget) means your project can stick in the audience’s mind for years to come.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.Recreate the Camera Rotation Transition from the “Atlanta” TrailerEverything You Need to Know About Stabilizing a ShotA Field Guide to the Low-Budget Panasonic GH5 SetupHow to Clean up Noisy Video and Audio in 30 SecondsTips for Selling Your Cameras and Video Gear Online Get the most out of your single-location shoot by following in the footsteps of one of the greatest low-budget directors of all time.Cover image via Universal.John Carpenter has proven himself a master of the tense, boundary-pushing practice of isolating an entire feature film in one location. Although many films have used this same technique, Carpenter’s iconic films stand the narrative test of time, cementing themselves as horror artifacts that influence all other films in the genre. This video by Wolfcrow takes a look at how Carpenter maximizes his budget’s potential by restricting the set while still telling stories that last.last_img read more

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This Should Be Keeping You Up At Night

first_imgIt’s okay to ask your client the question, “What’s keeping you up at night?” It’s not the most powerful question you might ask. It assumes your client is concerned about something they don’t know how to resolve themselves.Two things are generally true right now. First, if your client was worried about something to the point they can’t sleep, they’d be doing something about it. Second, you wouldn’t likely be the first salesperson to try to discover the source of their dissatisfaction in hopes of making a sale.In this case, a statement is better than a question. That statement is this: “This is what should be keeping you up at night!”Keeping You Up At NightOne of the most difficult challenges for sales people and sales organizations today is developing dormant dissatisfaction. It’s tough to move your dream client to the point that they are compelled to change. If they knew that the status quo were untenable and believed they could do something about it, then your prospective dream client would already be making changes, wouldn’t they?If your prospects knew they needed to change and how to do it, you wouldn’t have a difficult time gaining an appointment. And you wouldn’t have a difficult time creating a new opportunity. But these things are difficult to do, especially in a complex, business-to-business setting.If you want your client to be compelled to act, discover what should already be compelling.What are the trends that are going to have the biggest impact on your dream client’s business in the next couple of years?What are the challenges they are almost certain to face? What are the root causes of those challenges, and how should your clients be addressing those challenges now?What are the opportunities that your dream clients are going to use to create new opportunities that your prospects could benefit from were they to act?These are the things that should be keeping your prospective clients up at night. If you wait for them to discover these things for themselves, you may allow them to be harmed by their lack of insight or inaction. This makes you reactive. If you get in front of these issues and trends and help your clients do something about them, you are proactive. Your choice here defines you as a salesperson, or as a strategic partner, trusted advisor, consultative salesperson, or consigliere.last_img read more

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Fundamentals and TOSG at 6 Months Old – Episode 97

first_imgSome thoughts on the fundamentals and The Only Sales Guide at 6 months old. The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need on Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2ejSajxSubscribe to My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/iannarino_Bio: Anthony Iannarino is a bestselling author and internationally recognized speaker on sales, success, personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Anthony’s 3 privately held staffing firms generate annual revenues of $50M. These firms serve some of the most well-recognized brands in the United States. Anthony speaks to and provides transformational workshops to sales organizations throughout the world.His blog, www.thesalesblog.com, is read by 60,000 people each month, and he has published there daily since 2009. His widely acclaimed Sunday newsletter reaches 80,000 people.Anthony has continually been named one of the 25 most influential people in the world in sales and marketing._Subscribe to my Sunday Newsletter for Exclusive Content: https://thesalesblog.com/newsletterRead the Daily Blog: https://thesalesblog.comListen to the In the Arena Podcast: http://apple.co/2jlSKMr_Stay Connected Online:LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/iannarinoFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/thesalesblogInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/iannarinoSnapChat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/iannarinoSolutions Staffing: http://www.solutionsstaffing.comIannarino Fullen Group: http://www.iannarinofullen.comlast_img read more

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Tejaswi Yadav will not resign, affirms RJD

first_imgRashtriya Janata Dal made it clear on Monday that Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, younger son of party chief Lalu Prasad, will not resign. The decision came at the end of a crucial legislature party meeting in Patna at Mr. Yadav’s 10, Circular Road residence. RJD leaders accused the BJP of trying to break the grand alliance in Bihar “using the CBI and other investigating agencies.”Pressure had been mounting on Mr. Yadav to resign ever since the CBI fled an FIR against him and raided 10, Circular Road, where he lives with his parents.“RJD legislators and leaders praised Mr. Tejaswi Yadav’s work… he is the leader of the RJD legislature party and there is no reason for him to resign,” State Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui told journalists after the meeting.“The present political scenario in the country is one of hatred and terror, and whoever dares to speak against Prime Minister Modi is being targeted and hounded like this,” he said.Mr. Siddiqui, flanked by senior party leaders Jagadanand Singh and Lalit Yadav, said there was no instability in the grand alliance government despite the BJP’s sustained efforts. “Both Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar had a telephonic conversation yesterday… Congress chief Sonia Gandhi too spoke to Mr. Lalu Prasad,” said Mr. Singh.“At the meeting, the party basically deliberated on three issues — the deteriorating political situation in the country, the presidential election and the party’s proposed anti-BJP rally on August 27. Leaders were asked to gear up to make the mega rally a grand success,” said Mr Siddiqui. “Lalu Prasad has been targeted earlier too,” he said. “But each time, he has emerged stronger.” Meanwhile, soon after the RJD leaders threw their weight behind Mr. Tejaswi Yadav, senior JD(U) leaders like State party chief Basistha Narayan Singh, Ministers Rajeev Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh, Bijendra Prasad Yadav and R.C.P. Singh were seen driving in to the Chief Minister’s bungalow. They refused to speak to the media after the meeting. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has maintained a studied silence on the issue.JD(U) has called a meeting of all party legislators and leaders at the Chief Minister’s residence on Tuesday. Former JD(U) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav has come out in support of Mr. Lalu Prasad. “BJP wants to break the united Opposition. But this is impossible…we’ll remain united,.” he told journalists.last_img read more

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Harissa is a hot favourite in freezing Kashmir

first_imgThe 40-day harshest spell of winter, locally called the Chillai Kalan, began in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday, with locals queueing up outside traditional shops selling harissa, the sizzling breakfast mutton dish.Nazeer Ahmad, 64, a resident of the old city’s Naid Kadal area, has been selling harissa for the past four decades. His shop, which remains shut during the summer months, has reopened with the winter setting in.“Chillai Kalan is the period when harissa-gaers (harissa-makers) do brisk business. People line up at the crack of dawn in freezing temperatures for the hot dish at traditional shops,” said Mr. Ahmad, whose shop saw a 200% rise in sales in the past one week alone.Locals prefer to have the dish, which is prepared overnight and served only in the morning, at the shops. There is a reason for having this high-protein and high-cholesterol diet. “Harissa keeps the body warm all day. It helps people brave the sub-zero temperatures and chilly winds,” said Dr. Naveed Nazir. “Given the health risks if taken frequently, people traditionally discontinue preparing harissa once the spring sets in.”Kashmir Valley is reeling under sub-zero temperatures during nights for the past three weeks, with Srinagar recording a minimum temperature of -3.7 degree Celsius. All schools and colleges remain closed in the Valley. To escape the harsh winter period, all major offices have already shifted to the winter capital Jammu.last_img read more

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Rajasthan opens new procurement centres

first_imgWith an eye on the State Assembly elections, the BJP government in Rajasthan has decided to open new procurement centres for purchasing agricultural produces on minimum support prices (MSP). A total of 178 centres for mustard and 127 centres for gram have been opened in the first phase.State Cooperative Minister Ajay Singh Kilak said here on Tuesday that the new centres would be established in all Kraya Vikraya Sahakari Samitis across the State. Farmers in all divisions would be able to get themselves registered online for procurement from Wednesday, he added.“We will also do away with the traditional practice of surveyors assessing the crops. New committees comprising the Krishi Mandi secretaries and cooperative inspectors will examine the crops as per the fair average quality (FAQ) norms to ensure correct assessment of the produce,” Mr. Kilak said.The farmers, who have been agitating for crop loan waiver and remunerative prices for their produce, are likely to get relief with the State government offering to give them MSP at new centres. Mr. Kilak affirmed that the procurement would not stop even if the handling and storage facilities were lacking at the centres.While a maximum of 25 quintals of produce would be procured from each farmer, the Cooperative Department would pay incentives to the officers and employees engaged in the procurement work, said the Minister.last_img read more

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Teenager arrested for allegedly raping child

first_imgThe police have arrested a 19-year-old boy on charges of raping a seven-month-old girl in Alwar district’s Laxmangarh. The child was admitted to a hospital in a critical condition after she was allegedly assaulted in a school playground on Wednesday evening.The accused picked up the girl from her house when her parents were away and she was with her aunt, who is visually impaired. The accused, who is victim’s neighbour, took her out on the pretext of playing and allegedly raped her.A victim was later found by some children playing in the area. She was rushed to a hospital and is undergoing treatment. The police launched a massive hunt for the culprit and arrested him on Thursday from a relative’s house where he was hiding.last_img read more

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Auto-component workers hold protest

first_imgSeveral hundred workers from different automotive companies in and around Gurugram held a day-long hunger strike and demonstration outside the mini-secretariat here on Sunday against the large-scale lay-offs over the past few months, shutting down of companies and the alleged anti-worker policies of the present regime.Organised by Bellsonica Auto-Component Workers’ Union members, the protest witnessed participation of workers from some of the major automotive companies, including Maruti and Honda, and the representatives of trade unions. The workers protested against the fixed term employment policy, shutting down of seven companies rendering workers unemployed and the pending charter of demands. They also sought the reinstatement of the workers laid-off, release of 13 Maruti workers convicted in July 2012 violence case and expressed solidarity with the five activists arrested last month.Inklabi Mazdoor Kendra member Shyam Bir said the law protecting the interests of the workers were grossly diluted by the present regime making it easy for the companies to lay them off. He added the introduction of the fixed term employment policy had had a devastating impact and more than 10,000 workers were laid-off in the region with the shutting down of seven companies over the past one year. ‘Shutting down illegal’ “The shutting down is illegal as the companies were not suffering losses. But they had shifted their production elsewhere to lay-off regular workers. Besides, a dozen companies have laid-off several workers for indulging in union related activities,” he said.Human rights lawyer Monu Kuhar said the charter of demands, which includes demand for wage hike and improving working conditions, by various workers unions in almost a dozen companies in Gurugram was pending before the respective managements for more than a year.Maruti Udyog Kamgaar Union general-secretary Kuldeep Jhangu said of the 2,500 industrial units in Gurugram only 100-odd had unions making the workers vulnerable to exploitation and the labour department had miserably failed to protect the interest of the workers community. He said that anger was simmering among the workers and it could take the shape of a large movement in the days to come.last_img read more

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Tiger cub of Choti Tara dies of electrocution in Tadoba buffer zone

first_imgA two-and-half-year-old sub-adult male tiger cub of famed Choti Tara died of electrocution at a paddy field in Bhamdeli village near Tadoba Tiger Sanctuary late on Saturday night.The sub-adult tiger cub, which had come out of the sanctuary’s core area into the buffer zone to establish its own territory, got stuck in a water canal along a solar-powered electric fence put up by farmer Nannavare in his paddy field situated in Bhamdeli village in Bhadravathi Tehsil of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra.In the process to escape out of the water canal, the tiger came in contact with the live wire, resulting in its death. The Forest Department officials shifted the carcass of the feline from the accident spot on Sunday morning.last_img read more

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Rahul, Sonia must explain role in Augusta-Westland chopper deal: Maharashtra CM

first_imgMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday wondered why the Gandhi family’s name always surfaces in cases of wrongdoings in defence deals. Addressing a press conference here, he demanded that the Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former party president Sonia Gandhi explain their role in the Augusta-Westland VVIP chopper deal amid allegations of them having received kickbacks. Mr. Fadnavis also attacked Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, who in a statement on Sunday had supported the Gandhis and said power is being misused by the ruling party to target opposition. “Congress now has an advocate as big as Sharad Pawar. Even he has no option but to speak for the Congress,” he said.“The Italian court order regarding Augusta-Westland has named Sonia Gandhi four times. Christian Michel, the key accused, has named Ms. Gandhi and ‘her son who could become Prime Minister’. It is clear that commission worth ₹225 crore is being fixed in this case of which ₹125 crore has been delivered. We demand that the Gandhi family must come out in open and explain to the country about this,” he said.Meanwhile, Maharashtra unit Congress president Ashok Chavan slammed the CM and questioned his priorities. “Over 17,000 farmers have committed suicides in the State, explosives were found at the home of a right-wing activist of Sanatan Sanstha, loan waiver announced by the government is not yet over and CM never thought about addressing a press conference on these issues. He should decide whether he is the party leader or leading the state,” Mr. Chavan said.It was the UPA government, led by Congress, which initiated probe into the VVIP chopper case through CBI, he said. “The ruling BJP is using this case to intimidate the opposition. We have nothing to hide. Rather it was this BJP which removed the said company from the black list and even brought it in Make in India. Our government had initiated even the recovery of money from this company,” the Congress leader said.last_img read more

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Heavy dinosaurs found a way to brood their eggs

first_imgBERLIN—It must have been a weighty question for dinosaurs, some of which were dutiful parents that brooded their eggs like birds: How could they sit on their eggs without breaking them? According to new research presented at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting here, some rhinoceros-sized dinosaurs successfully brooded in open-air nests by arranging the eggs so they wouldn’t break. The study shows that even the largest dinosaurs in this group probably provided some parental care.Researchers have found a number of fossilized nests from the group of dinosaurs called oviraptorosaurs, fairly close relatives of early birds. (The name means “egg-thief lizards,” because researchers originally assumed the creatures ate the eggs that were so often found with them. But scientists now realize the animals were nesting, not feasting.) Several fossil nests include an adult, apparently a brooding parent buried alongside its eggs. Those specimens were about the size of a modern ostrich—about 100 kilograms. But some oviraptorosaurs weighed 3000 kilograms, as much as a modern rhinoceros. Whether those largest oviraptorosaurs, with eggs up to 40 centimeters in diameter, had open nests and brooded like their smaller cousins or buried their eggs more like modern crocodiles has been an open question.Open nests require less porous eggshells to prevent water from escaping. Previous studies used indirect calculations to estimate how much water could have escaped through the shells and concluded that they were too porous to be stored in open nests. But Kohei Tanaka of the University of Calgary in Canada took a closer look. He calculated the porosity of the oviraptorosaurus eggs and compared them with the porosity of modern eggs in buried nests and open nests. The results showed that the oviraptorosaur eggs were less porous than the earlier studies had indicated. 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He found that the eggs of small and medium-sized oviraptorosaurs could have borne the weight of an adult sitting on a nest of a dozen or so tightly packed eggs. But the eggs of the largest animals would have broken.Finally, he analyzed nest shape. The smaller dinosaurs built nests with the eggs arranged like the petals of a daisy, closely packed together. The nests of the larger oviraptorosauruses, however, have eggs arranged in a larger ring around an open space. An adult could have plopped into the middle, keeping most of its weight on the ground instead of on the eggs, Tanaka says. He concludes that the dinosaurs’ egg-laying behavior seems to have evolved to allow even the largest animals to sit in their nests.Given the precise arrangement of eggs in fossil nests, the eggs could have been partially buried—or at least nestled—in sediment, even when a parent was brooding them in an “open” nest, says David Varricchio, a paleontologist at Montana State University, Bozeman. But he finds Tanaka’s calculations persuasive and agrees that even the biggest oviraptorosaurs probably sat on their eggs.last_img read more

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Shopping For Cotton In Jaipur

first_imgA commercial for a credit card company features comedian Conan O’Brien hunting for materials for curtains in Jaipur for his new show. Wall Street Journal reports that Conan was paid $1 million for the commercial, which was filmed over three days in October in Jaipur. The commercial depicts O’Brien using a loom to weave the fabric, then stomping on flower petals to create the dye and gossiping with washing ladies. Related Itemslast_img

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