11 June 2016

India's Assam state makes new plans to halt rhino poaching

In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, a one-horned rhinoceros stands in the Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife reserve that provides refuge to more than 2,200 endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceros, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. The newly elected government of the northeast Indian state of Assam is launching new plans to crack down on the poaching of the area's famed one-horned rhinos.The state's Kaziranga National Park is home to the world's largest population of the rare rhinos. While overall poaching deaths have dropped over the last few years, a series of rhino killings this year has led the new government to renew its anti-poaching efforts.
The newly elected government of the northeast Indian state of Assam has launched plans to crack down on the poaching of the area's famed one-horned rhinos, an official said Saturday.
The state's Kaziranga National Park is home to the world's largest population of the rare rhinos, with more than 2,000 of the species. While overall poaching deaths have dropped over the last few years, a series of rhino killings this year has led the new government to renew anti-poaching efforts.

Messi powers Argentina past Panama 5-0

Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates his goal with Erik Lamela (18) during a Copa America Centenario group D soccer match against Panama at Soldier Field Friday, June 10, 2016, in Chicago.
One, two and finally three — contained quite neatly in a span of 19 minutes. A dazzling display for Lionel Messi on a warm Friday night.
Once Argentina put the monster in the game, it was all over for Panama.
Messi scored three second-half goals in his return from a back injury, and Argentina clinched a spot in the knockout round of the Copa America Centenario with a 5-0 victory over an overwhelmed Panama team weakened by a flood of yellow cards.

Aerospace firm successfully tests solar-powered aircraft

Test pilot Robert Lutz flies the solar-powered Luminati Aerospace VO-Substrata prototype aircraft, in Calverton, N.Y., Friday, June 10, 2016. Lutz flew the aircraft for about 20 minutes for a New York company that envisions manufacturing a fleet of drones to provide aerial internet service for an estimated four billion people worldwide.
A test pilot successfully flew a solar-powered prototype aircraft on Friday for a company that envisions manufacturing a fleet of drones to provide aerial internet service for an estimated 4 billion people worldwide.
The test flight by Luminati Aerospace LLC took place at a former Northrop Grumman defense plant on eastern Long Island that once made military aircraft. Speakers at a ceremony before the flight recalled that Charles Lindberg took off for his historic 1927 solo flight to Paris from an air strip in nearby Nassau County, and others noted that the spacecraft that landed men on the moon was built in the Long Island suburbs east of New York City.