hers fill that 70 million-year gap, as well as provide a portrait of tyrannosaur lineage in North America. Moros links the earliest, smaller tyrannosaurs to Tyrannosaurus rex.
”With a lethal combination of bone-crunching bite forces, stereoscopic vision, rapid growth rates, and colossal size, tyrant dinosa
urs reigned uncontested for 15 million years leading up to the end-Cretaceous extinction — but it wasn’
t always that way,” said Lindsay Zanno, lead study author and paleontologist at North Carolina State Un
iversity, in a statement. “When and how quickly tyrannosaurs went from wallflower to prom king has been vexing pal
eontologists for a long time. The only way to attack this problem was to get out there and find more data on these rare animals.”
Zanno and her team spent a decade searching for fossils from the Late Cretaceous period. Th
ey recovered teeth and a hind limb consisting of a femur, a tibia and parts of a foot belonging to Mo
ros in the same area where Zanno found the fossil of a giant carnivorous carcharodontosaur.
But Moros stood between 3 and 4 feet tall. The dinosaur they found was 7 years old when it died, a nearly full-grown adult
that would have weighed around 172 pounds. The elongated leg and foot bones indicated that it would be a great runner.
Giant dinosaur footprints found and saved from floods in Queensland
”Moros was lightweight and exceptionally fast,” Zanno said. “
These adaptations, together with advanced sensory capabilities, are the mark of a formida
ble predator. It could easily have run down prey, while avoiding confrontation with the top predators of the day.”
But in more granular terms — especially when “best” can be so subjective — what does this even mean?
Broadly, sure, it’s a hotel that’s firing on all cylinders. Everything from the meals to the amenities to the grounds mus
t be flawless. But for a guest, it must be more personal than that to obtain such high esteem.
At Adare, it’s eating breakfast in a room that looks like it was lifted straight out of Hogwarts. It’s lear
ning the ancient art of falconry alongside the hotel’s resident Snowy Owl, Olaf. And it’s def
initely sinking your teeth into a freshly baked scone with a dollop of house-made lemon curd.
So how, exactly, does Adare craft its magic? Read on for a peek behind the proverbial curtain.The st
aff at Adare is more than 500 strong, which leaves plenty of manpower to focus specifically on g
uests’ needs. General Manager Paul Heery also instructs his employees on the theory of “beyond everything,” which tran
slates into making sure every experience on property is exceptional from the guest’s point of view.
”Is the welcome at the gate a little bit more than the normal welcom
e?” he says, for example, of greeting guests upon arrival. “The objective is that every guest co
ming through gets some sort of a memory. We are always challenging ourselves and challenging the norm.”
the country, sourcing the best of the best for everything from game meats to that addictive Irish b
utter. “The idea there was to get the best produce that we can within Ireland,” says Heery.Spread acr
oss the sprawling property are four different restaurants, each catering to a specific mood or type of guest.
The Oak Room is Adare’s fine-dining option, housed inside a stunningly renovated oak-pa
neled dining room. Local artists were even commissioned to design bespoke wood and ceramic plates a
nd serving pieces, with some of the material coming from the hotel’s own woodlands.
A six-course, prix-fixe menu with wine pairing will set guests back €250 (ab
out $283) per person. The meal includes elevated takes on traditional Irish fare like
Tipperary quail with salsify and bacon, or 24-hour-cooked Dexter beef with truffles and morel mushrooms. A
nd, of course, service is top notch.For those looking for a more traditional experience, the hotel’s Gallery serves a p
roper Irish afternoon tea that will upend all expectations (and probably ruin you for any version thereafter).
Guests are treated to a selection of four petite sandwiches, including local salmon and ham; freshly baked scones with
clotted cream; and five different desserts like a tiramisu “shot” filled with coffee jelly and mascarpone mousse.
The room itself is also mighty impressive: based on the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles
it’s 132 feet long with gargantuan marble fireplaces and walls decorated with hand-carved Bible scenes.
in information, biology, advanced manufacturing and new materials will grow into core industries in the area. Several key projects in f
ifth-generation (5G) networks, genetic testing, intelligent robotics, 3D printing and the BeiDou navigation system will be cultivated.
Whether the Greater Bay Area can become an international technology and innovation hub is the key
to the area’s success, according to a research report recently issued by the China Silk Road iValley Research Institute.
The region boasts the most complete manufacturing industry chain and has world-class technol
ogy talent from prestigious universities. Moreover, the favorable location offers convenience an
d benefits to enhance technological and innovation exchanges and cooperation with countries and regions al
ong the routes of the Belt and Road Initiative and other major countries in the world, said the research report.
By comparing the Greater Bay Area with the New York bay area and San Fran
cisco Bay Area in the US, Liang Haiming, chairman of the institute, told the Global T
imes on Monday that balancing the interests of traditional and emerging industries, and helping multiple
industries share the work while cooperating are two things that could be learned from the two US bay areas.
and lowered entry thresholds don’t necessarily mean foreign investment will be subject to no, or even relaxed rules and regulation
s. Like in other developed markets, a proper review and supervision will still be in place to monitor the development of the relevant industries.
For instance, in the US, while there is no such limit on foreign equity ownership, the government can
still conduct a review of major foreign transactions and investments in such industries as power generation, telecommunications, shi
pping, banking and media through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), in the name of national security.
Of course, China will be unlikely to set up such a review body like the CFIUS, but
in the context of its accelerated opening-up, it is making its own preparations.
In January, a draft foreign investment law was submitted to the Standing Committee of the N
ational People’s Congress, China’s legislature, for its second review. The fast-tracked review n
ot only reflects China’s eagerness to make legislative preparation for the increased opening-up, but also indicates its
strong determination to open further up to the world and to level the ‘playing fields’ for foreign and domestic companies.