Record-Breaking Bird Just Flew Nonstop From Alaska to New Zealand

A bar-tailed godwit in Australia.

A bar-tailed godwit in Australia.
Image: JJ Harrison/Wikimedia

A conservation group has tracked a migration for the ages, in which a male bar-tailed godwit flew from Alaska to New Zealand without taking a single break.

As the Guardian reports, the bar-tailed godwit departed southwestern Alaska on September 16 and arrived 11 days later at a bay near Auckland, New Zealand. The bird, designated 4BBRW (for the blue, blue, red, and white identification rings attached to its legs), was tracked by Global Flyway Network, a conservation group that studies long-distance migrating shorebirds.

Bar-tailed godwits (Limosa lapponica) are exceptional birds, featuring some mind-bogglingly long migratory routes. The wading birds spend their summers in the arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere (where they breed) and then fly south for the winter, in some cases as far as Australia and New Zealand. Bar-tailed godwits are fast and lightweight, with

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Huawei chairman labels ongoing US bans as ‘non-stop aggression’


Huawei rotating chairman Guo Ping.

Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping has announced the company will continue to do everything it can to strengthen its supply chain, despite continuing to encounter “great pressure” and being continuously “attacked”.

“Huawei is in a difficult situation these days. Non-stop aggression has put us under significant pressure,” he said on Wednesday, during his keynote at Connect 2020. 

“We’re still assessing the specific impacts. Right now, survival is the goal.”

Ping elaborated on this point, specifying that the continuous attacks he referred to have been coming from the US government.

“The US has been continuously attacking us and they have modified their laws for the third time, and that has posed great challenges to our production and operation,” he said, speaking to media.

In August, US government expanded its restrictions on the Chinese tech giant by barring it from purchasing chips made by foreign manufacturers using

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Georgia Tech gassed by Central Florida’s nonstop offense

The Yellow Jackets, coming off their heartening 16-13 victory over Florida State, ran into a far better representative of that football-proud state, and lost to the 14th-ranked Knights, 49-21.

But, people, were you not entertained?

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Combined, the offenses ran 173 plays and gained 1,131 yards. The majority of the yards – 660 – naturally belonged to the victor.

Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel put up 417 passing yards and four passing touchdowns. And made it look easy.

Glaringly, Tech lost the turnover battle, 5-2. That was not sustainable against such a score-happy opponent.

“We talk about letting go of the rope or holding the rope,” Tech coach Geoff Collins said. “There were times in the second quarter when they went on a run, aided by turnovers, that we let go of the rope.”

More accurately it might be said the rope

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