The two wimpy tentacles dangling from the squid species Grimalditeuthis bonplandi have long baffled marine biologists. How can the creature use these long, unusually nonmuscular projections—which also lack hooks or suckers—to capture prey? The first videos of the squid in its deep-sea environment strongly suggest that the answer is simple: It doesn’t. Instead, researchers contend, it uses them to lure prey within range of its other eight arms, which are shorter and much more muscular. In seven videos made by remotely operated vehicles (one off the California coast, six near oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico), the researchers observed G. bonplandi wriggling the fleshy clubs on the ends of its tentacles in a way that resembles the undulations of a small, swimming animal (see video). Even though no footage shows the squid actually catching a meal, the squirming tentacle tips could attract prey in several ways, the researchers suggest today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Motions of the clubbed tips could stimulate bioluminescence in microorganisms or small creatures swimming nearby, which could in turn entice larger prey suitable for the squid. (An analysis of museum-preserved specimens hints that G. bonplandi eats small crustaceans and juvenile squid, possibly even those of its own species.) Or, the wrigglings could create pressure vibrations that directly invite prey to draw near. Finally, small swirls shed from the tentacle tips as they trail through the water could serve as a trail of bread crumbs that leads a potential victim—merrily searching for a meal of its own—to its doom. Any one of these techniques, or a combination, could work; many other deep-sea creatures are known to use similar tricks. But until cameras actually catch the squid catching a meal, the researchers caution, the ideas they’ve put forth are just speculation.
The first half was dull, apart from long-range attempts by Miralem Pjanic and Mattia De Sciglio for Juventus, until Messi struck just before the interval.Ousmane Dembele, the most expensive signing in Barcelona’s history, made his first start for the Catalan club. The 20-year-old France forward helped with a counterattack that caught the Juventus defense off-guard. Messi took the ball from Dembele, worked a quick one-two with Luis Suarez and then rolled a left-foot shot just inside the far post.Messi helped make it 2-0 in the 56th when his dangerous low cross was cleared by substitute Stefano Sturaro back to Rakitic, who fired it home.Messi got his second in the 69th when he took the ball on the right side and cut back to go around two defenders. He left Buffon with no chance against another left-foot strike that smacked into the lower corner of his net.As Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde put it, “when Messi has the ball, anything can happen.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Two of soccer’s all-time best players, the 39-year-old Buffon had denied Messi a goal in their previous three meetings, including Juventus’ 3-0 aggregate win in last season’s quarterfinals.But once he found room to work, Messi picked Buffon’s Juventus apart – to take some revenge from last year’s elimination and continue his superb start to the current season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMessi grabbed his 95th and 96th goals in the Champions League, breaking the deadlock just before the end of the first half in the Group D game. After he had hit the post and played a part in Ivan Rakitic’s second goal, Messi rounded off the commanding win.“Tonight (Messi) did score (against Buffon) because we left him too much space,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “(Messi) plays perfectly well in tight spaces, but today he had more space, and I would even say that we made it easier for him, leaving him so open.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers in December Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Barcelona’s forward from Argentina Lionel Messi (L) vies with Juventus’ defender from Brazil Alex Sandro during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Barcelona vs Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi finally added Italy great Gianluigi Buffon on his long, long list of vanquished goalkeepers.Messi struck two shots past Buffon to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Juventus in their opening match of the Champions League on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Barcelona defender Gerard Pique cleared a header by Medhi Benatia off the line in Juventus’ best scoring opportunity in the 81st.Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, Messi has now scored eight goals in six games across all competitions this season.In the other Group D match on Tuesday, Sporting Lisbon won 3-2 at Olympiakos.Dembele, who debuted as a substitute in a 5-0 rout of Espanyol on Saturday, showed some of the speed that Barcelona wanted when it signed him, but otherwise had a subdued match.“Dembele was fine. It’s true that he has to adapt to the team, to learn some tactical questions,” Valverde said. “We have to help him come along. He has just arrived, he is young, and he has a long career in front of him.”To pry Dembele away from Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona reinvested a large part of the world record 222 million euros ($262 million) it received from Paris Saint-Germain for Brazil star Neymar. It paid Dortmund 105 million euros ($124 million) in a deal that includes possible add-ons that could bring the total to 147 million euros (about $173 million).Juventus was without injured defender Giorgio Chiellini, forward Mario Mandzukic and midfielder Sami Khedira. Juan Cuadrado was suspended. During the match, the Italian champions also lost De Sciglio to an injury in the first half, when he was replaced by Sturaro.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Saina Nehwal reached the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Friday.India’s top shuttler Saina Nehwal moved a step closer to defending her Indonesian Open Super Series title as she reached the semifinals with a straight-game victory over Denmark”s Tine Baun, in Jakarta on Friday.The fourth seed Indian registered a hard-fought 21-19 21-19 win over Tine, seeded eighth, in a match that lasted for 37 minutes.The 21-year-old Indian will now take on Chinese Taipei’s Shao Chieh Cheng in the semifinals on Saturday. Unseeded Shao beat seventh seed Xin Liu 21-17 21-15 in another quarterfinal match.Saina has lost two close matches against the Dane in their previous two encounters but, on Thursday, the world No 4 made sure that she doesn’t fall in the same trap and raised her game during crucial moments to wrest initiative.Saina had opened a three-point lead initially but Tine reeled off seven straight points to zoom to 10-6 but the Indian caught up with the Dane at 12-all and after a neck-and-neck battle kept her upper hand to pocket the first game.The second game was also a rollercoaster ride for Saina as lead exchanged hands quite frequently though the Indian had a 4-1 lead initially.The girl from Hyderabad finally broke the norm from 17-all and reached 20-18 and though the warring Dane saved a match point, it was all over soon.The 2008 and 2010 All England winner, Tine had beaten Saina at the All England Super Series in 2010 and Hong Kong Super Series in 2007.- With PTI inputs advertisement
LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion United States’ Serena Williams hits a forehand return to Germany’s Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)Serena Williams unveiled her latest fashion statement at the Australian Open on Tuesday, and helpfully ended any confusion about what to call the striking garment.Some suggested it was a onesie, others said it resembled a romper suit, but for the item’s famous creator there could be only one name.ADVERTISEMENT End of ‘Spiderman dunk’ as PBA deems ‘monkey ride’ unsportsmanlike She said she still lived in fear of the condition returning and wore compression tights to help stop clots forming.“(I’m) definitely still concerned. I have had some issues and they’re not done. So it’s just something I just have to do for pretty much probably the rest of my career,” she said.“But I’m always at the doctor. With DVTs, it’s very scary. I know a lot of people — they’re very common. A lot of people have them. Especially for me it’s incredibly frightening.”Williams is renowned for her on-court outfits, including a body-hugging black catsuit at last year’s French Open that caused controversy when organizers said she would not be able to wear it this year.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “It’s a Serena-tard,” Williams told reporters when quizzed about her latest look.Made of jade-green lycra with a black-and-white waistband, the skin-tight outfit looks like a pair of disco-era hotpants attached to a builder’s singlet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWilliams matched it with fishnet stockings, which she explained were a health measure designed to avoid deep-vein thrombosis (DVT).Williams almost died in 2017 when blood clots formed in her lungs after she gave birth to her first child, daughter Olympia.
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On the eve of their quarter-finals match against lower-ranked Malaysia in the ongoing Hockey World League Semi Final tournament here, India’s chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Wednesday warned his side against any complacency when they take the field.”Malaysia is a good side and no opponent can be taken lightly. We need to play with caution and give no room for mistakes because even a little bit of complacency in the knockout stage will put us out of the tournament,” Oltmans emphasised ahead of Thursday’s encounter.After winning their opening three matches of the competition against Scotland, Canada and Pakistan handsomely, India went down 1-3 to the Netherlands in their final Pool B game on Tuesday.Malaysia, on the other hand, scored an astounding 5-1 win against China in their last Pool A match on Tuesday. In their previous matches, the Malaysians tasted success against Korea but lost their matches against Argentina and England.Going into Thursday’s clash, higher-ranked India have the upper hand but Malaysia can be a ‘tricky opponent’. Not so long ago, at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup earlier this year, Malaysia denied India entry to the summit clash with a 1-0 win.India had to settle for the bronze with England making the final by the virtue of goal difference. The Malaysian outfit will draw confidence from that brave encounter ahead of their face-off with India.Despite the loss to the Dutch side, Oltmans hailed his wards for fighting back in the later stages of the game — more importantly by not conceding any goal in the third and fourth quarters.advertisement”I think we did well after a poor start. I am also pleased with the way our defence stood up to the challenge — especially the goalkeepers, who were probably facing the Dutch side for the first time since they came in to the senior squad,” he said.Other than beating China on Tuesday, Malaysia have tasted success against Korea 1-0 and have lost matches against Argentina (2-5) and England (3-7). But against India, they have often given a good contest.It is encouraging for India that their forwards have stitched together great work in converting goals with Akashdeep Singh showcasing sublime form. He is presently the third highest goal scorer in the tournament behind Argentina’s Gonzalo Peillat (11) and England’s Sam Ward (7). He has scored five goals for the team with Harmanpreet Singh scoring three goals and Ramandeep Singh and Talwinder Singh scoring two each.Oltmans also praised the team for improving their efficiency in converting the 25 yards entry into successful circle entries, making them third with 15 goals — behind only Argentina and England who have 20 and 19, respectively.”This has been a good aspect for us with the team scoring some fantastic field goals and I am pleased with how the forwards have done so far. However, we must get better and better with each match and still there are some areas of concern such as starting well and starting consistently well,” he said.In the other quarter-finals, Argentina will play Pakistan, the Netherlands will take on China while hosts England will clash with Canada.
In a historic development, the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of International Cricket Council (ICC) may soon start Anti-Corruption Education Program for the pitch curators.This development came hours after India Today’s sting operation in which Pandurang Salgaonkar, a pitch curator in Pune, was caught on camera talking to our reporters, who were disguised as bookies, revealing that the pitch will be made according to their demands.The ACU of ICC has also initiated investigation in the case and have prepared a list of people who will be questioned by them.Speaking exclusively to India Today, a senior officer of BCCI said, “this case is being investigated by the ACU of ICC whereas ACU of BCCI will assist them informally.”In the sting operation, India Today reporters disguised as bookies unearthed a massive scandal on Wednesday as they caught the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) pitch curator allowing people to tamper with the pitch on the eve of the second ODI between India and New Zealand in Pune.Soon after the sting operation was aired, Salgaonkar was barred from entering the ground and an investigation will now take place against him and all those responsible behind this scandal.Salgaonkar was caught on camera talking to our reporters, who were disguised as bookies, revealing that the pitch will be made according to their demands. The reporters asked Salgaonkar that two players want bounce on the pitch and if it can be done to which Salgaonkar replied, “it will be done”.
Arabian Gulf League Al Ain FC assistant coach praises team after 3-0 win over Hatta Goal Last updated 2 years ago 04:37 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Al Ain FC Arabian Gulf League Hatta v Al Ain Al Ain Hatta Al Ain FC’s assistant head coach Ahmed Abdullah was full of praise for the side after their convincing away win. Al Ain strolled to a comfortable 3-0 away victory over Hatta at Hamdan bin Rashid Stadium in Matchweek Two of the Arabian Gulf League.Assistant head coach Ahmed Abdullah was pleased with the team’s performance as they brushed aside the opposition.“Al Ain players exhibited their strong charisma and great desire to settle the result of the match from the kickoff whistle by adopting the technique of high pressure within the area of the opponent,” he said. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “Indeed, they got what they aimed for in the right time and took the lead by scoring two clean goals before the first half break.”What was most impressive according to Abdullah was the level of domination the away side enjoyed.“We were able to have absolute domination over the match details from the beginning until the final whistle. We did waste chances but achieved what is important; winning the game and clinching three points,” he added.Abdullah shrugged off suggestions that Hatta did not put up much of a fight and allowed Al Ain to stroll to victory.“It is a fact that there is no easy match in the world of football, and it is a must that we should show respect to the opposing team regardless of their rank in the standing table,” he concluded.It was a first win of the season for Zoran Mamic’s men as they move to four points from two games, having drawn Al Wasl 2-2 in the opening matchweek.
zoom San Francisco-based engineering, construction, and project management company Bechtel has been selected by Delfin LNG to perform front-end engineering and design for the first U.S.-based floating liquefied natural gas vessel (FLNGV) to go into service at Port Delfin, a proposed deepwater port and floating LNG facility that will be located approximately 50 miles off the coastline of Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Upon the final investment decision, Bechtel is expected to design, build and commission the FLNGV.Port Delfin consists of onshore gas compression facilities and a deepwater port that uses existing pipeline infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico to transport natural gas offshore to four moored floating liquefaction vessels.FLNGV will be able to disconnect from the port facility and move to protected waters during a hurricane.Delfin has submitted an application to MARAD and the USCG for authorization to construct, own and operate a deepwater port capable of exporting 443.3 Bscf/y of natural gas or 9.2 MMtpa of LNG.Port Delfin project is jointly developed by Delfin LNG, Höegh LNG, and Enbridge.
Residents of Lunenburg County are getting a new steel panelbridge. The Bruhm Bridge, which crosses the LaHave River, should be inplace by the end of the year. “This bridge is an important link for people living and workingin the area,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation andPublic Works. “The replacement of the Bruhm Bridge will improvethe road infrastructure in Lunenburg County.” Willfield Limited of Bridgewater was awarded the $748,000contract to remove the old structure and erect the new one. Workwill get underway in the next two weeks. The bridge is being replaced because of serious flood damage inthe spring of 2003. The new 58-metre-long bridge will be in thesame location as the old one. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincialferries. Staff provide services from district offices inBridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
The Nova Scotia government is making changes to enhance and better protect the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park. Sixty-five hectares of Crown land is being added to the Wildlife Park, formerly part of the surrounding Shubenacadie Wildlife Management Area. Home to hundreds of animals, it provides unique and educational experiences for thousands of visitors every year. Three-hundred-thirty-one hectares of land will now officially be called the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. Although the area has been commonly known as this for years, the official wildlife park designation will prohibit activities such as hunting, trapping, forestry or mining. The designation accurately reflects the uses of the area for wildlife exhibits, research and biodiversity conservation. The park includes lands that were originally designated as a game sanctuary and a wildlife management area. The surrounding 330 hectares of land, the Shubenacadie Wildlife Management Area, is largely private land. Regulatory changes will give those landowners more control over their land. The adjustment to boundaries and updated regulations of the wildlife park make it easier to provide a safe place for visitors and staff and takes into account the needs of the private landowners of the Wildlife Management Area. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park Gets Official DesignationDepartment of Natural ResourcesFebruary 25, 2008 12:41 PM
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Britain’s most pointless speed humps have been created in Norwich after the council wasted thousands on bumps not high enough to slow cars.Tarmac contractors installed 11 humps around the city between July and September last year however they were made so low that cars and lorries were able to pass over without any change to speed. Officials discovered that some of the humps, which were part of a £320,000 scheme which also saw roads resurfaced and improvements to cycle paths, were only built to 35mm high when they should have been 75mm. Despite the work having caused weeks of disruption the roads will have to close again so the height of the humps can be adjusted upwards.Chris Isgate, manager of the Duke of Wellington pub in Waterloo Road, said the timing of closures was not ideal, coinciding with the City of Ale Festival.He said: “It’s crazy. We thought the humps were a bit small. They certainly don’t slow anybody down.”A spokeswoman for Transport for Norwich said: “We are obviously disappointed that the speed humps in the Angel Road area weren’t constructed in line with the original design.”Our contractor, Tarmac, has responded to the request for this to be corrected and will also be covering the cost for the work.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
QGC, a leading Australian coal seam gas explorer and producer, has signed a contract with a consortium of GE and Laing O’Rourke for the construction of a water treatment plant in southwest Queensland that will support the region’s rapidly growing coal seam gas industry. Coal seam gas is a form of natural gas trapped in coal beds by water and ground pressure. High salinity water is produced as part of coal seam gas extraction, which must be treated in an environmentally responsible manner. The new Kenya Water Treatment Plant will use GE’s advanced membrane and thermal water treatment technologies to desalinate water produced during the extraction of gas from the coal seams. This process will produce water that is suitable for beneficial reuse in a variety of applications, such as irrigation for farmers and process water for industrial customers. The facility, to be built near the town of Chinchilla about 290 km west of Brisbane, will have the capacity to treat up to 72 million litres/d.QGC, a BG Group business, is developing one of Australia’s largest capital infrastructure projects to turn Queensland’s abundant coal seam gas reserves into liquefied natural gas (LNG). Rising global demand for energy and the increasing pressure for cleaner fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are spurring the development of Queensland’s LNG industry, using coal seam gas as the feedstock.“GE will provide the technical expertise and the process equipment for the project, while we will bring our design experience and construction skills to the job,” said Stephen Wilson, Infrastructure General Manager for Laing O’Rourke. “Our engineering expertise, complementing GE’s expertise, was critical in securing the contract.”“Advanced treatment processes will enable the Kenya Water Treatment Plant to convert coal seam gas water to a quality suitable for beneficial reuse. This supports both QGC’s objectives and the Australian government’s water management policy for this growth industry,” said Heiner Markhoff, President and CEO-water and process technologies for GE Power & Water.The new water treatment facility will feature its own power generation plant, which will be powered by coal seam methane. The project builds on an existing relationship between GE and Laing O’Rourke; the two companies worked together on the recently completed Darling Downs Power Station, the largest combined-cycle power station in Australia. The Kenya Water Treatment Plant is expected to begin commercial operation in the final quarter of 2011.
← Previous Story Buducnost Podgorica is the WRHL champion! Next Story → Jesper Noddesbo in F.C Barcelona until 2014 Croatian handball cuphandball CupHC PodravkaKoprivnicaLokomotiva ZagrebPodravka No surprise in Croatia. Champion, Podravka wins National Cup. Team from Koprivnica was clearly better from Challenge Cup semi-finalist, Lokomotiva Zagreb 30:25 (16:12).PODRAVKA VEGETA – LOKOMOTIVA 30:25 (16:12)ĐURĐEVAC – Spectators 600.PODRAVKA VEGETA: Žderić (8), Jelčić (2), Kapitanović (1); A. Čović 1, Kožnjak 3, Pongrac, Šenvald, Petković 1, Gaće 5, Damnjanović 9(8), V. Milanović Litre 4, Dragišić, Havić, Tatari 2, Horvat, Pušić-Koroljević 5(2).LOKOMOTIVA: Razum, Bukovina (12+1); Smiljanić, Puljić, Lisjak, Krsnik, Pasarić, Ježić 4, Janković 1, Bušić 1, I. Milić 2, I. Milanović Litre 1, Bašić 5, M. Milić 4, Ž. Čović 5, Poljak 2(2).
WORK TO BRING one of the world’s best-selling whiskeys back to its spiritual home began yesterday.Tullamore Dew turned the sod on their new pot still and malt distillery at a site near Clonminch in Co Offaly yesterday, which will see the creation of some 200 jobs during the construction phase, as well as 25 jobs when the facility is finished.The distillery will produce nearly 1.5 million cases of whiskey a year when it is finished.Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney was on hand to break a ceremonial barrel of whiskey and commended Tullamore Dew for the restoration of distilling in Co Offaly.“It is vital that the industry never loses sight of the need to maintain focus on preserving the traditional practices and heritage, which is what Irish whiskey is all about”.Read: Irish economy is ‘leaving behind far too many for far too long’Read: ‘Domestic users will not be charged VAT’ by Irish Water
Le bélier et la biche du zoo chinois bientôt mariésLe parc animalier de Kunming en Chine a annoncé que le bélier Changmao et la biche Chunzi, amoureux depuis plusieurs mois seraient mariés demain, jour de la Saint-Valentin. Quoi de plus symbolique que de se marier le 14 février, jour de la Saint-Valentin et fête des amoureux ? Si des milliers de couples décident chaque année de s’unir à cette date, c’est un couple un peu particulier qui officialisera son union demain en Chine : Changmao et Chunzi, respectivement un bélier et une biche. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En effet, en décembre dernier, les responsables du parc animalier de Kunming ont fait part d’un phénomène qui les préoccupait quelque peu : une histoire d’amour passionnelle entre deux de leurs animaux ovin et cervidé qui ne sont normalement pas vraiment compatibles. Si les soigneurs ont dans un premier temps pensé à les séparer, les nombreuses réactions passionnées que l’histoire a suscité ont réussi à les faire changer d’avis. A tel point, qu’ils sont aujourd’hui prêts à les marier. La cérémonie aura donc lieu demain au zoo. Un évènement qui devrait ravir tous les visiteurs pour lesquels le parc animalier de Kunming émettra 500 billets d’entrée spéciaux, à un prix unitaire de 66 yuans (environ 10 francs), selon l’agence Nouvelles de Chine. Néanmoins, il ne faudra pas s’attendre à voir naitre un petit de cette union. Comme l’ont souligné les zoologistes, si le mariage a déjà été consommé sur le plan intime, aucune progéniture ne devrait en déboucher.Le 13 février 2012 à 15:33 • Maxime Lambert
The DC Extended Universe needs a genuine hit, and Wonder Woman just might do the trick. Warner Bros. released the final trailer for the upcoming movie on Sunday, May 7, 2017, featuring decidedly more action than anything else we’ve seen from this movie so far. No matter your thoughts on the previous DCEU movies, Wonder Woman is looking pretty cool.We won’t know for sure until we see the movie for real, but the action all looks well-shot in this trailer. Especially the part where she tears through that building full of World War I German soldiers. I’m going to be replaying that part over and over again for the rest of the day. There’s a sense of fun in this trailer that was missing from the previous DCEU movies. From Diana’s enthusiastic sense of duty to Chris Pine’s goofy disbelief, the humor here suggests Wonder Woman really could turn this entire franchise around.The setting is also an interesting choice for a superhero movie. It feels a little bit like the decision to set Captain America’s first movie in World War II, but this is different. Steve Rogers being from the 1940s is vital to his character. Wonder Woman can be set in any time, and the character has already appeared in the present day in BvS. Setting the movie in World War I opens up a ton of interesting story possibilities and potential character moments. Plus, all the anachronisms add to the fun comic book feel the DCEU desperately needs right now.We’ll have to wait and see if Wonder Woman can take advantage of this potential when the movie comes out on June 2, 2017.Looking further into the future, Justice League cinematographer Fabian Wagner shared his favorite shot from the upcoming movie on Instagram. In the description, Wagner describes shooting the scene as “the most fun day I ever had.” Looking at the shot, it’s easy to see why. It’s probably the most like Batman Ben Affleck has looked so far. It features the Dark Knight standing atop a hooded skeletal statue, looking ominously down at the camera. Stay on target Batman Loses a Dad Again, Another Ben Affleck Update & More DC Movie NewsSecret Aquaman Role, Wonder Woman’s Throwback Photo, & More DC Movie News It’s hard to think of a time the DCEU got more classic Batman than that. The only question is why does Zack Snyder’s Gotham City (I’m assuming) have a statue of Death in it? Seems a little on-the-nose for a city with such a high crime rate. Eh, probably the same reason Arkham Asylum has a bunch of gargoyle statues everywhere. Gotham’s architects are just assuming Batman will have to visit their buildings at some point, so they build cool stuff for him to stand on.Speaking of Ben Affleck as Batman, it doesn’t appear he’ll be taking off the cowl anytime soon. After Affleck stepped down as director of The Batman, rumors circulated that he was done with the character altogether. That he had no interest in continuing to play the role after Justice League. Well, it looks like those rumors were just that. Affleck will be our Batman for the foreseeable future.According to The Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez appearing on Heroic Insider, Ben Affleck has begun training for the upcoming Batman solo flick. Now, this is just a rumor, in response to other rumors, but it does seem plausible that Affleck would have at least one more full movie in him after Justice League. While there’s no word on when The Batman will go into production, it did recently find a new director in Matt Reeves (who directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Now would be the time to start bulking up for an eventual shoot.Suicide Squad (Photo via Warner Bros.)Finally, if you saw the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movies and wished Guy Ritchie would take on a superhero movie; it appears he feels the same way. Fresh off production of Warner Bros.’ King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Ritchie spoke about a superhero movie he would love to direct… if he had the time.According to CinemaBlend, the director was asked if he’d like to take on a DCEU property. It’s a natural fit, considering all the great work for Warner Bros. he’s done in the past. Ritchie, it appears, has thought about it.“I quite fancy doing Suicide Squad 2 because I felt like I could do a good job with it. I can’t do it because I’m doing something else…but I felt like I could really do something with that,” he said.Ritchie mentioned that he’s open to any project as long as he can make it “interesting and different,” which is why an ensemble super-antihero story like Suicide Squad appealed to him so much. He’d be a great fit for a movie like that too. Even if the first Suicide Squad wasn’t all that great, imagine a sequel in the style of Snatch. Man, now I want that to happen for real.Unfortunately, Ritchie is too busy with other projects to take on a Suicide Squad sequel. He’s currently due to start working on Disney’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin.