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Navy SEALs who rescued Thai soccer team from cave barely made it out, officials say

Navy SEALs who rescued Thai soccer team from cave barely made it out, officials say

World
Thai Navy SEALs who were clearing the flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued, barely made it out after the main pump that had been siphoning water out of the cave failed, Thai military sources who were directly involved in the operation told ABC News. The system, which had pumped hundreds of millions of gallons of rainwater out of the cave over the past 18 days, gave out soon after rescuers extracted the coach and the four Thai Navy Seals who had volunteered to stay with them. Thai SEALs and support teams, who were carrying air tanks from the third to the second chamber of the labyrinthine cave, soon noticed the waters rising. The third chamber filled, then the second and then the first, as crews scrambled to avoid the kind of cave flooding that had trapped the so...
Sheffield United 1-2 Bristol City: Jamie Paterson and Aden Flint goals seals win for the Robins

Sheffield United 1-2 Bristol City: Jamie Paterson and Aden Flint goals seals win for the Robins

Sports
Aden Flint snatched a stoppage-time winner for Bristol City as they claimed a dramatic 2-1 victory at promotion rivals Sheffield United. The Robins, who closed the gap on second-placed Cardiff to three points, took the lead towards the end of a first half dominated by the home side, with Jamie Paterson letting fly with a stunning strike from distance.Leon Clarke levelled early in the second half with his 14th goal of the season, before the Blades were reduced to 10 men when John Fleck was sent off with just over half an hour remaining.Defender Flint popped up in the box to grab a late winner for the visitors and condemn United to a fourth game without a win.Sheffield United were appealing for a penalty in only the second minute following Josh Brownhill's robust challenge on Mark Duffy...
Residents default on property tax, Gurugram civic body seals gates of two societies

Residents default on property tax, Gurugram civic body seals gates of two societies

Finance
GURUGRAM: Over the past week, MCG sealed the gates of two residential societies in Sector 69, after some residents of these societies defaulted on their property tax payments. According to residents of the two societies — Tulip Purple and Tulip Violet — on Thursday last, MCG officials sealed the exit gate for Tulip Violet and partially sealed the entry gate of Tulip Purple. "The gates were sealed last Thursday for non-payment of property taxes. They have remained sealed since then. We spoke to the developer, who has assured to take up the matter with MCG officials on Monday," said Tulip Purple RWA president S L Agarwal. Property taxes are supposed to be paid by individual residents. However, there appeared to be some confusion among residents of the two societies on the matter, as they
Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm'

Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm'

Science
Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.Scientists in the US "decoded" the calls of male elephant seals, revealing that vocal communication played a crucial part in their social lives.This showed seals communicating their identity with deep, rhythmic calls.In their Current Biology paper, the team says this is the first example of non-human mammals "using rhythm" in everyday life. Singing elephants?Just as humans can identify a particular song based on its distinctive rhythm, this research revealed that male elephant seals could identify each other from the pulsing pattern of their calls.Lead author Prof Nicolas Mathevon, from the University of Lyon and St Etienne, described these grumping vocalisations as "distinctive". They were "very rhythmic, li...