Last male rhino in Malaysia dies

first_imgAnimals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Politics, Governance, Mammals, Rainforests, Rhinos, Sumatran Rhino, Wildlife A Sumatran rhino affectionately known as Tam died May 27 following months of poor health.Tam was the last male Sumatran rhino known to survive in Malaysia. One female of the species is now living in Malaysia.When he was captured in 2008, researchers hoped he would contribute to efforts to breed the critically endangered species in captivity. Tam died without reproducing. Tam, the last known male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, died May 27 after months of declining health.“It is with heavy hearts that we share the tragic news that Tam, Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino, has passed away,” the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA), one of the organizations caring for Tam, announced via social media. “We will share more details in due time, but right now we need some time [to] mourn his passing.”Only a single female rhinoceros, Iman, now survives in the Southeast Asian country.Apart from Iman, the entire global population of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) now survives in Indonesia; the wild population in the island of Sumatra and in the Indonesian part of Borneo is estimated to number between 30 and 80 individuals. Another seven live in captivity at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park, and a female was recently captured in Indonesian Borneo as part of an effort to greatly expand captive-breeding efforts in that country.Kretam, or Tam for short, was captured in a palm oil plantation in Sabah, Malaysia, by a team of wildlife experts in 2008. Image courtesy of the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA).Tam was believed to be about 30 years old at the time of his death, well into old age for his species, according to wildlife officials from the Malaysian Bornean state of Sabah. Since April, he exhibited an abrupt decline in appetite and alertness, and displayed indications of multiple organ failure.The rhino had been receiving round-the-clock veterinary care at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in Sabah’s Tabin Wildife Reserve, where he had lived since his capture in August 2008.Tam’s relocation from a palm oil plantation to the sanctuary brought hopes that he could contribute to efforts to breed his species in captivity. He died without having reproduced; Tam’s sperm proved to be of poor quality, and the females held at the Tabin facility also suffered reproductive pathologies.“I remember so well when Tam was captured and the high hopes everyone had that he could be the founding member of a successful captive breeding program in Sabah, and join the then-international efforts involving the US and Indonesia,” said Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, in a statement. “Sadly, those hopes were repeatedly dashed over the next decade by a series of incidents, some sociopolitical, some biological, and some simply bad luck.”Tam, pictured here in 2010 at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary. Image by Jeremy Hance for Mongabay.Malaysia’s sole remaining hope for producing new rhinos now lies with a much-delayed effort to artificially inseminate one of Iman’s eggs using sperm from a proven breeder at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary.However, Iman has also showed signs of poor health, suffering a ruptured tumor in her uterus in December 2017. And Indonesia has refused to allow sperm to be transferred out of the country, requiring that Iman’s eggs be sent instead.“What Indonesia wants is that everything happens here, nothing comes out of Indonesia,” said Indra Eksploitasia, director of biodiversity conservation at Indonesia’s environment ministry on the sidelines of a May 27 press conference in Jakarta.John Payne, head of the Borneo Rhino Alliance, told Mongabay last week that he was angry at the lack of interest from parties that had agreed to pursue collaborative efforts in ensuring the survival of the rhino population in Malaysia.“The numerous missed opportunities to conduct actions to save the world’s most endangered terrestrial mammal genus from extinction is nothing short of irresponsible,” Payne said.According to Indra, Indonesia has submitted a proposal regarding the egg transfer, and is awaiting a reply from Malaysia. “The ball is now in Malaysia’s court,” she said.“We’re sorry to hear the news,” Indra said of Tam’s death. “We’re working so that the same fate doesn’t happen with the rhinos in Indonesia.”Correction: This story was updated May 28 to correct the spelling of Indra Eksploitasia’s name.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. 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 overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by Isabel Estermanlast_img read more

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God, please help the poor in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,I turned up at a Post Office on the East Bank on Monday morning (May 8), at about 07:00h, to encash an NIS voucher. As I entered the building through an open door, a member of staff said to me in a tone of voice that bordered arrogance, “We en open yet!”I said to her, “Would it be okay for me to sit on your bench here and wait?”To this moment as you read this, she did not give me a response. So I sat down on the bench to wait, with my voucher and identification card in my hand visible for all to see at the ready.As I sat there, four other persons joined me as the clock ticked. At 7:30h, a woman went to the counter and enquired, “Morning. Can you say how much longer we have to wait?” The clerk replied, “I doan know.” (More arrogance).The woman asked, “Why?” Another clerk shouted, “ We ain’t gat no money!”All this time, the Post Mistress is sitting there.Now, a few thoughts crossed in my mind:Why are GPOC staff? not trained in the methods of communication?Why couldn’t someone say to us from the beginning that cash was not available, and perhaps would be available later or not at all; so that we, who were waiting, could have made a decision to wait or leave?It’s distressing, to say the least, that elderly people are made to sit/stand in a line and wait for attention that no public servant seems willing to give, even during official working hours; while those public servants merrily chatter.If the PM is going to sit idly while all of this happen, then there is no hope for a change occurring in the near future.Having spent most of my working years in the private sector, and mostly as a frontline employee, such an experience really disgusts and deflates me, as well as leaves me feeling a profound sense of neglect by those paid to serve the elderly public.Sincerely,David Mortleylast_img read more

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SEA Games: Carlos Yulo picks up another silver in still rings

first_imgTaal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View comments Yulo now has four medals, two of which are gold, with his sight set on possibly adding three more golds when he competes in vault, horizontal bars and parallel bars on Wednesday. Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Carlos Yulo at the still rings during the gymnastics competition of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — Carlos Yulo pumped his fist in the air after sticking his landing off an acrobatic dismount from the Still Rings that triggered a roar from the raucous crowd at Rizal Memorial Stadium Tuesday.Yulo knew his scintillating performance was enough to medal. It just so happened it wasn’t good enough to win the gold.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominationscenter_img MOST READ ‘People evacuated on their own’ SEA Games: Pentaque, lawn bowls events rescheduled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) The 19-year-old Yulo settled for the silver medal for two events in a row on Tuesday after also finishing second in the pommel horse.Yulo was the favorite to win the gold in the rings after earning a 13.733 from the judges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4But his lead didn’t last long as Vietnam’s Nam Dang surpassed him to take the gold with a 13.867.Dwi Arifin of Indonesia also posted a similar score as Yulo to take home the silver.last_img read more

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Single sourcing of medication

first_imgDear Editor,On the August 8th, 2018, I wrote a letter pointing out that something stinks with the HDM Labs / Ministry of Public Health deal. At the time, it was widely believed that the HDM Labs contract valued at $366,826,660.8 GYD or ($1,789,886 US). I asked the Minister of Public Health Hon. Volda Lawerence several questions in parliament. To date, she has refused to answer. But the latest report from the Auditor General dated 31st December 2017, has now confirmed HDM Labs Inc. received a contract valued at $409.497 million on the 31st of August 2017- much more than was previously quoted.In a statement to parliament on the 18th July 2018, Minister Lawerence claimed that only three of the six companies submitted bids. The Auditor General report has identified these companies as IPA, Caribbean Medical Supplies and Ansa McAl Trading. Each of these companies has been regular suppliers to the Ministryimage descriptionof Public Health. But on this occasion, their bids were evaluated and rejected. The disqualification of the three bidders in the first round is highly suspicious; many believe that these bidders received unfair treatment. The government should release the findings from the Bid Evaluation Committee for us to understand why these three bidders were disqualified.In the first round, six companies were invited to bid, of these, only three participated. Of the three companies that participated, all were disqualified. The Ministry re-invited the same six companies to retender. The logic behind the Ministry’s action is questionable, unless they had a prearranged outcome. Of the six companies that were invited to participate, only one submitted a bid, that is HDM labs. It is unclear, whether an Evaluation Committee was established to evaluate the HDM Labs’ bid- if so the report of the committee should be disclosed. If there was no evaluation committee, then on what basis was a decision taken to give the award to HDM Labs? From the information that is currently available, it seems that the process was engineered in favour HDM Labs’ favour.This flawed procurement has led to wastage of taxpayers’ dollars. The Auditor General’s report looked at nine items that were bought by this contract. The report compared the price paid to HDM Labs with that of IPA, Caribbean Medical Supplies and AnSa McAl. For this letter, I will compare HDM Labs’, Price with IPA. Please refer the table:From this analysis, it is clear, that IPA had better prices than HDM Labs.In justifying the need for restrictive tendering, a case was made for emergency supplies of medicines. I suppose that based on this evidence the NPTAB agreed to this restrictive method of procurement. The Auditor General’s report pointed out, “The supplier was required to supply the drugs two weeks after signing of the contract; that is all items should have been delivered no later than 22nd September 2017. At[To] this date, no items were delivered, and delivery commenced in October 2017. As of 31st December 2017, items to the value of $141.892 M (35% of the contract price) were delivered. The supplier fulfilled his obligations under the contract in March 2018, that is, six months after the agreed delivery date.”As the Auditor General’s report pointed, out some of the medicines arrived six months after the date of delivery.This deal reeks of corruption. For the nine items that the Auditor General analysed, the government could have saved $166,942,315 million if IPA was used. HDM Labs was required to deliver the drugs in two weeks but took six months. The Ministry of Public Health should explain to the public whether it has taken any action against HDM Labs for failure to deliver as specified in the agreement. The National Tender Procurement and Administration Board (NTPAB) should say whether, based on bad performance on this contract the company would be blacklisted. The Public Procurement Commission should launch an immediate investigation into the multiple breaches of the Procurement Act, and the wastage of taxpayers’ dollars. If the government is serious about corruption, it should call in the police to do a thorough investigation.Sincerely,Dr Frank Anthony, MPlast_img read more

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Ex-Liverpool goalkeeper says Jurgen Klopp wants to replace Simon Mignolet

first_imgFormer Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar says he has been asked to stop publically criticising Simon Mignolet by the Reds but claims Jurgen Klopp is looking to replace the Belgian stopper.Mignolet has not been the commanding presence Liverpool would have hoped when they signed him from Sunderland in 2013 and was dropped after a series of match-costing blunders in his debut season.Grobbelaar, who is currently coaching in Newfoundland, Canada, has been outspoken in his condemnation of the Reds no.1 and says Mignolet is far from the complete package.“I’ve had my criticism of him for two or three years, I even got pulled in and asked not to criticise him so openly,” admitted Grobbelaar.“I’ve said that he is a goalkeeper who is a great shotstopper, but he is not the overall package. The overall package is good with your feet and coming out and commanding your area.“I’ve got a goalkeeper in Canada, a 24-year-old, who does this better than Mignolet does and is just as good of a shotstopper. He is more of a package than Mignolet is.”When asked whether he believed Mignolet would remain at Liverpool for the long-term, Grobbelaar said Klopp is already scouting the Bundesliga for a replacement.He added: “I think he is looking at it [buying a replacement for Mignolet]. There are a couple of goalkeepers in the German league that he is looking at so I can see that might be one of his first signings.”last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho happy to see Wayne Rooney’s commitment to Manchester United

first_imgJose Mourinho was pleased to see Wayne Rooney end speculation about his immediate future, with the Manchester United manager confirming his captain will be involved in Sunday’s EFL Cup final.Talk had been growing over the 31-year-old soon making an Old Trafford exit, with his agent Paul Stretford understood to have been in China this week speaking to interested clubs.However, Rooney committed his future to United in a statement on Thursday evening, saying he wanted to remain at the club during this “exciting time”.Questions remain over the skipper’s long-term future but his statement pleased Mourinho, who confirmed the England captain will be in the squad to face Southampton in the EFL Cup final after a hamstring complaint.“I think he did in the right moment – in the best moment – his declaration, his statement,” the United boss said, having on Tuesday cast doubt over Rooney’s future.“I told you I think in the last press conference that the questions you were asking me were questions for him – only he could answer the questions.“He did it in exactly the right moment because I think your question is the last question about Wayne Rooney, and I think it should be the last until the end of the season.“He says no way he moves, he stays, he wants to help the team to fight for the trophies. I told you already that I would be happy if that is the decision.“So, yes, he is fine, he is training with the team. He was not selected for St Etienne because he was not ready to play, but he was ready to have one more important training session.“And no doubt he is involved for the game.”There remains doubts over Phil Jones’ fitness following a foot complaint, but Michael Carrick is available for the Wembley clash after sustaining a calf issue in Wednesday’s 1-0 Europa League last-32 second leg victory at St Etienne.Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the winner in France but will now miss the EFL Cup final after going off with a hamstring injury midway through the first half.“Michael (is) available,” Mourinho said. “Clever, experienced, he left the pitch in the right moment so Michael is available.“Mkhitaryan is out and Jones, let’s see and decide tomorrow.”United are favourites against Southampton – just as they were 41 years ago when Saints emerged victorious in the FA Cup final, the only major trophy in their history.Mourinho is looking to win his first major competition at the Old Trafford helm, having already triumphed in the Community Shield.Put to him he would become United’s first manager to win a trophy in their first season if they won on Sunday, he responded: “First of all, you are right with ‘if’, ‘if’ and ‘if’ is a big thing in football.“But I think it is more important the club than myself and I have so many good things in my career that I wouldn’t be influenced by a little detail.“The important thing is the club and obviously the club won a trophy last season. Let’s try to win another one this season.“Plus the quality and dimension of our football is very important and I realised that by the fans’ reaction, their happiness is very important, their empathy with the way the team plays.“So it will be good for the group, it will be good for the club. It will also be good for me, obviously.“At the beginning of my career I was looking more towards myself and towards my personal achievements, if you can say that.“I am in a period when I am more and more and more a club man.” Talk had been growing over the 31-year-old soon making an Old Trafford exit 1last_img read more

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Every 2017 MLS primary jersey ranked – from worst to first!

first_img 22 22 21. Chicago Fire – This was bottom of the pile for us last year and as the strip hasn’t changed, it remains at the back end. Middlesbrough supporters might like it, mind you. 4. Montreal Impact – If it weren’t for the white pinstripe, this kit could have challenged for the title in our rankings, even if it is a holdover kit. 9. Toronto FC – Last year’s effort was pretty plain but the addition of dark grey on the sides and sleeves is very nice. 19. FC Dallas – A number of teams have got the same primary jersey as last year, which is a shame for sides like Dallas, who could do with a change. 22 11. Houston Dynamo – So much better than their last primary jersey, which was a bit ghastly. The orange, combined with horizontal pinstripe, is a decent effort. 6. Columbus Crew – This year, the Crew have turned last year’s primary kit into their secondary jersey. A nice idea, especially when they brought in this yellow effort with it’s checked side panels. Lovely. 22 22 22 22 22. Minnesota United – Click the right arrow above to see how we ranked the 2017 MLS primary jerseys – from worst to first… – Why they didn’t keep their marvellous dark grey with black loon’s wing kit from their NASL days is a mystery. This number, we’re sad to say, is a downgrade and the Target sponsor’s logo doesn’t help. It doesn’t matter the league, or the time of year, we love new kit releases and as March see the return of the MLS, we’re turning our attentions Stateside.Over in Major League Soccer, all the clobber produced is from adidas, so you know it’s going to be of a high standard – but some kits are always going to be better than others.Last year, we were loving Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps, but with some teams retaining the same jersey, who will top the table and who need a designer?Click the right arrow above to see how we ranked the 2017 MLS primary jerseys – from worst to first… 22 15. Seattle Sounders – Another holdover kit and it’s certainly a bright offering from the Sounders. The colouring echoes that of the Seattle Seahawks, just with different hues of green and blue. Consistent but it’s only enough for mid-table. 22 13. Real Salt Lake – It’s the same as last year and we still can’t decide if the rich colours are class or too much. 1. Portland Timbers – Different year, same winner. Once again the Oregon-based side have stolen the spoils with this excellent green and gold number. Timber Joey is going to look fabulous in this! 22 8. DC United – A nice colour combination, fair well executed. We’d put it higher if it had the red adidas stripe on the shoulders too. 12. Sporting Kansas City – This jersey is the classy side of plain. It’s a smart look with the button down collar but isn’t that exciting. 22 22 22 22 7. San Jose Earthquakes – The club have gone back on claims they would have a mainly blue primary jersey but we quite like this black, with jarred blue stripes. It’s unique and works. 22 22 22 22 20. New York Red Bulls – The Red Bull logo is a lot smaller which is a plus, but the red lines across the shirt really don’t do anything for us at talkSPORT. 22 17. Philadelphia Union – This should work but it’s near and yet so far. If the colours were a little brighter it could rise up the rankings. As it stands, it’s barely mid-table. 22 10. New York City FC – Adding a navy trim with an orange pinstripe is an improvement on last year’s plain primary jersey. They’re beginning to get it right. 16. LA Galaxy – The Galaxy are unchanged from last season when it comes to their primary kit. This shirt isn’t bad but it’s hardly inspiring either. 3. Orlando City – We thought the only purple kit we could love was Harchester United’s strip, but here are the Florida-based side, who have Kaka in their ranks, and they’re going to look great in their new primary uniform. 22 22 5. New England Revolution – The Revs have retained their home jersey this season and it’s certainly been a grower with us. You can’t beat the red, white, and blue colour combo. But can they ever match the success of the Patriots? 14. Vancouver Whitecaps – It’s said the triangles on this shirt are meant to represent rain, which has to be one of the dullest kit additions ever. It’s pretty average overall and straddles the lines of good and bad. 18. Colorado Rapids – The white sleeves just don’t quite work with the core colour of the Colorado kit. The Rapids may want to consider taking the light blue from the piping, giving it a similar look to Burnley, or West Ham. 2. Atlanta United – Staying true to the colours of NFL outfit the Atlanta Falcons, United have gone for red and black stripes, with hints of gold – and it’s a delight, reminding us of AC Milan. last_img read more

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House panel seeks HP records in media leak

first_imgAlthough a common tactic among private investigators, pretexting tests the bounds of California law. State Attorney General Bill Lockyer has said the investigation violated two state laws related to identity theft and illegal access to computer records. It’s still unclear, however, whether the company or anyone acting on its behalf will face civil or criminal charges. A spokesman for Lockyer had no comment Monday. A federal investigation further complicates the situation for HP, experts said. “It opens the company to more scrutiny on a broader and more powerful level,” said Ken Sukhia, a former U.S. attorney in Tallahassee, Fla. Martin Reynolds, vice president of the research firm Gartner Inc., said it could be more likely that criminal charges are filed against the private investigator, rather than Dunn or another HP board member. The company has not revealed the name of the investigator it used. That might be one reason investors have largely ignored the scandal. HP shares rose 27 cents Monday to close at $36.36 on the New York Stock Exchange, near the top end of its 52-week range of $25.53 to $36.73. “It’s a good thing they’re not trying to close a difficult merger or negotiate for a new CEO right now,” Reynolds said. “But the business of HP and the leadership there is strong enough that this is just not an issue. It’s certainly embarrassing, and it’s obviously not the best press, but the good news is this is pretty much divorced from the day-to-day operations of HP.” The Federal Communications Commission has also taken interest in the HP investigation, asking AT&T Inc. last week how the company’s private investigators managed to obtain the private phone records of board members and journalists. After the investigation, board member George Keyworth II was identified as the source of the leak, and HP responded by barring him from seeking re-election. Another HP director, longtime Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tom Perkins, resigned from the board in May in protest of the investigators’ tactics. Perkins this weekend called on Dunn to resign. Dunn told The Associated Press last week that she would resign if asked, but said several fellow board members had urged her to remain on the job despite the criminal investigation. She also said the media leaks were an “egregious breach” of the company’s standards and that the board of directors fully backed an investigation to root out the source. The nine reporters whose phone records were compromised are Pui-Wing Tam and George Anders of The Wall Street Journal; Peter Burrows, Ben Elgin and Roger Crockett of BusinessWeek; John Markoff of The New York Times; and Dawn Kawamoto, Tom Krazit and Stephen Shankland of CNET Networks Inc.’s News.com. Investigators hired by HP also targeted Thomas Shankland, a semiretired geophysicist in Los Alamos, N.M., who is Stephen Shankland’s father. Keyworth, the board member who will not be renominated, was the former science adviser to President Reagan and director of the Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which he joined in 1968. Keyworth has acknowledged leaking information to reporters. The younger Shankland is married to Associated Press reporter Rachel Konrad, who has also covered HP.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe Palo Alto-based maker of computers and printers said in a regulatory filing that it was cooperating fully with the federal inquiry, along with an investigation by the California Attorney General’s Office, which requested similar information. An HP spokesman had no further comment. Hewlett-Packard’s board adjourned an emergency phone conference Sunday without announcing whether it would oust Dunn for her role in the investigation that may have used illegal means to spy on colleagues and journalists. The board was scheduled to reconvene late Monday afternoon. Dunn’s resignation now seems likely, said Roger Kay, who follows HP as president of Endpoint Technologies Associates, a market research firm. “The right thing to do now is for her to step down, clear the air and let the company carry on,” he said. Dunn, a former freelance journalist who has become one of the most powerful women in corporate America, ordered the outside investigation of fellow board members to determine who anonymously leaked information, especially as it related to the job status of former chief executive Carly Fiorina. SAN JOSE – A congressional committee on Monday asked Hewlett-Packard Co. to turn over records related to the company’s possibly illegal investigation of media leaks, as the company’s board planned to meet again to discuss the fate of embattled Chairwoman Patricia Dunn. The request came as part of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s ongoing investigation into “pretexting” – the practice of impersonating a person in order to access their personal information. HP hired private investigators who used Social Security numbers and other personal information to impersonate HP directors and journalists. The impostors then tricked phone companies into turning over detailed logs of their home and cellular phone calls. Federal prosecutors and the FBI also entered the fray Monday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California issued a statement saying it was “investigating the processes employed in an investigation into possible sources of leaks.” last_img read more

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WATCH: Thibaut Courtois scores STUNNING acrobatic goal in Chelsea training drill

first_imgGoalkeepers – particularly Joe Hart – are accused of being weak with their feet.But Chelsea shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois dispelled that myth with a truly outstanding acrobatic finish in a Blues training session.After being teed up with a fine cross, Courtois steadied himself before watching his effort crash off the underside of the crossbar and into the net.Willy Caballero watched on from the safety of his penalty area as Chelsea’s number one stole the show.last_img

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