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Science Daily has reported a bombshell announcement from the University of Arizona School of Anthropology: the famous Laetoli footprints in Africa said to be 3.6 million years old are identical to modern human prints.“Based on previous analyses of the skeletons of Australopithecus afarensis, we expected that the Laetoli footprints would resemble those of someone walking with a bent knee, bent hip gait typical of chimpanzees, and not the striding gait normally used by modern humans,” [David] Raichlen said. “But to our surprise, the Laetoli footprints fall completely within the range of normal human footprints.”They weren’t quite ready to abandon the human-evolution story, though. Biological anthropologist Adam Gordon reassured readers that this unexpected detail still can fit the tale from chimp to man: “What is fascinating about this study is that it suggests that, at a time when our ancestors had an anatomy well-suited to spending a significant amount of time in the trees, they had already developed a highly efficient, modern human-like mode of bipedalism.” The tree-people just saved up their evolutionary novelty for a couple of million years until the time was right. Gordon explained:“The fossil record indicates that our ancestors did not make a full-time commitment to leaving the trees and walking on the ground until well over a million years after these (Laetoli) prints were made. The fact that partially tree-dwelling animals, like Lucy, had such a remarkably modern gait is a testament to the importance of energetic efficiency in moving around on two legs,” Gordon said.That was a very deft sidestep from evolutionary theory to physics. Maybe it was inherited from that time of full-time commitment. The article tiptoed around the implications: “The fossil footprints at Laetoli preserve a remarkably even depth at the toe and heel, just like those of modern humans,” it said. Right before Gordon did his sidestep, the article teased, “If the Laetoli footprints were made by Lucy’s species, as most scientists agree to be the case, these experimental results have interesting implications for the timing of evolutionary events.” Science Daily swallowed Gordon’s quasi-Lamarckian explanation and sanctified it as scientific evidence: not just for a bipedal gait, but also the whole human evolution story: “Evidence Indicates Humans’ Early Tree-Dwelling Ancestors Were Also Bipedal.”There you see it: another apparition of the Precambrian Rabbit (02/18/2010, 02/11/2010). There you also see an incredibly stupid excuse to dodge the implications, with the science press regurgitating it without any critical analysis. This stretches evolutionary paleoanthropology to the breaking point. Now we are supposed to believe that human feet and legs evolved on the body of an ape in the trees. The ape found it could occasionally walk on the ground just like a man, but didn’t commit to it for two million years. What a waste of anatomy. They could have had marathons and door-to-door salesman long before we showed up. If you believe their story after this embarrassing revelation (that we already have known for years, 03/12/2005, 07/20/2005, 02/03/2006, 01/10/2007, 03/02/2009), we have something to sell you: an autographed copy of Gullible’s Travails, signed by the author, Movealong Swiftly. Climb down out of that Monkey Puzzle Tree and buy yours today! Only $13,199.99 – limited time offer! Order now and we’ll throw in free health care for a trillion dollars, and a luxury cruise to the Isle of DeBris (return fare extra).(Visited 50 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Features#web#Weekly Wrap-ups In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup – our newsletter summarizing the top stories of the week – we analyze a list of the most influential websites in the world, look back on the past decade of e-commerce, suggest a list of products that Twitter might like to acquire, review a collection of Thanksgiving web apps, and more. And as usual we check in on our two main channels: ReadWriteEnterprise (devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ trends and products) and ReadWriteStart (dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs). Also read on for a special offer on our next premium report, which we’re releasing this Monday!The Weekly Wrapup is sponsored by SproutBox: richard macmanus Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Web TrendsThe Most Influential Websites in the World: Wikipedia #1, Twitter #4 With a BulletA year ago we profiled an oddly-named service called ://URLFAN, which we concluded was a good ‘Influence Index’ for the Web. ://URLFAN ranks websites by popularity, based on blog mentions. Unlike analytics services like Alexa or Compete, ://URLFAN doesn’t measure website traffic. It’s similar to Technorati, only ://URLFAN ranks all websites and not just blogs. So, which websites are currently ranked the most influential on the Web?Top Internet Trends of 2000-2009: E-commerce In this post, we review the past decade of e-commerce and the key trends. Amazon.com and eBay have continued to dominate the online retail market in the United States. However advances in recommendations technology, together with the emergence of social media and mobile commerce, have combined to change the way e-commerce is transacted. In a follow-up post, we looked at current statistics for online retail.See also: Online Retail Thriving: 8% Growth Expected This Holiday SeasonWhat Apps Should Twitter Acquire? According to a statement made this week by Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone, the company is interested in acquiring more companies to expand upon their current core set of features. The ecosystem of Twitter applications has exploded and now includes hundreds if not thousands of apps powered by or integrated with Twitter’s service. But which of these apps deserve to become an official company offering?Firefox’s Plan to Kick the Login’s Butt Firefox gets distributed social networking and identity management. The good people who work on the revolutionary, open-sourced, and occasionally maligned browser have been hard at work on making cross-site navigation and portable IDs a solvable problem. A discrete button to the left of the URL that can tell users whether or not they are logged in to a particular site and allow them to log in without further navigation.SEE MORE WEB TRENDS COVERAGE IN OUR TRENDS CATEGORYReadWriteEnterprise Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise, devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. Enterprise 2.0: Study Shows Adoption is RealWhen you look at Enterprise 2.0, you can see the hype pretty clearly – but what is not so evident is how social computing efforts are faring within corporations and large organizations. That’s what’s striking about the report from the 2.0 Adoption Council. The group did a web survey of its 100 members, with 77 responding. That may seem like a small number to use for any quantifiable conclusion about the state of Enterprise 2.0. But the people who responded lead or help lead Enterprise 2.0 efforts at some of the largest organizations in the world.ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs.Ommwriter: Be Alone with Your ThoughtsBetween Skype, chat, texts, push news notifications and three screens of scrolling feeds, it’s easy to get distracted while writing an email or post. If you’ve misspelled names, forgotten words or hit send prematurely on numerous occasions, then you probably just need to slow down. Rather than resorting to a life in the woods of hermit-like solitude, you could just take a few moments to think with Ommwriter. SEE MORE STARTUPS COVERAGE IN OUR READWRITESTART CHANNELWeb Products5 Mobile Apps to Be Thankful For if You Are Flying This Thanksgiving Weekend Thanksgiving is generally a horrible day for air travel, but tradition and the sweet smell of Thanksgiving turkey still makes millions of Americans forget the potential horror of being stuck in an airport. If you are one of them, or even if you are just heading to the airport to pick somebody up, here are some mobile applications and web sites than can help you make your Thanksgiving travel less stressful. See also: How to Prepare Your iPhone for Black Friday and Top 10 Shopping Sites for Gadget, Gear and Geek GiftsLinkedIn Finally Opens Platform: The Good & Bad News Two years and a month after announcing that it would launch a more professional-looking developer platform than the wildly successful one at Facebook, this week LinkedIn finally opened up a series of application programming interfaces for other companies to build on top of. Make no mistake about it, though – there’s some good news and there’s some bad news.@BreakingNews: MSNBC.com Will Now Manage Twitter’s Most Popular Breaking News AccountBNO News, the news wire service famous for publishing breaking news stories through its @BreakingNews Twitter feed, announced that it plans to launch a new news wire service early next year. In order to focus on this project, the BNO team will hand over the management of the @BreakingNews feed to MSNBC.com. According to BNO News, MSNBC will provide 24/7 breaking news headlines via BNO’s Twitter feed. Is Bing Cashback Costing Users Money? Sometimes, Yes When Bing debuted a feature called Cashback, the product was intended to save users money while they shopped from online retailers. As we told you last month when discussing the program’s early successes, Cashback works by giving users a certain amount of money back every time they search for an item and then buy it from a participating store. But some users have found the opposite to be true.Poll: AOL Reveals New Branding, Love it or Loathe It? This week AOL revealed a sneak peek at a new branding campaign for their soon-to-be standalone content-focused business. The rebranding effort will officially launch on December 10th when AOL begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange as a separate company from Time Warner, its current owner. The new logos feature a lowercase “aol” on top of various colorful images that range from an orange goldfish to a green scribble. Are the new logos any good?SEE MORE WEB PRODUCTS COVERAGE IN OUR PRODUCTS CATEGORYThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Pre-Order Our New Premium Report, $100 DiscountOur newest report, The Real-Time Web and Its Future, is justdays away from launching! Pre-orders are still available at $100off the list price. 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A woman (21) and a girl (17), both inmates of Aasra, a government-funded short-stay home in Patna, have died under mysterious circumstances. They were taken to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Friday night after complaints of vomiting, diarrhoea, and high fever, but the hospital authorities declared them “brought dead.”Earlier, on Friday four inmates of the home at Nepali Tola of Chandra Vihar colony under Rajiv Nagar police station had tried to run away but when the local people raised an alarm they were caught and brought back. The Social Welfare department had also conducted a surprise check at the home on Friday and had found several irregularities there. It had also recommended that the home be shifted from the area.On Friday night the two inmates are said to have fallen ill and taken to the PMCH. “When they were brought to the hospital they were already dead”, Rajiv Ranjan, superintendent of PMCH said. But the police were informed about the deaths on Sunday. “We were informed of the deaths on Sunday morning by the shelter home employees. We’re waiting for the post-mortem report to know the exact cause of death,” Kumar Ravi, District Magistrate, Patna told journalists.The home is managed by NGO Anumaya Human Resources Foundation and houses 75 inmates, most of them mentally challenged.An employee of the home, Baby Kumari, has been taken into custody along with another woman. Manu Maharaj, Patna senior superintendent of police, said, “We’re investigating under what circumstances the two inmates died.”Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Vijay Prakash demanded a CBI probe. “The police were not informed immediately. Nitish Kumar is busy with Lok Sabha seat-sharing talks…while, morality has gone for a toss,” said Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav. However, ruling JD(U) leaders said law will take its course and “after the post-mortem report the cause of their deaths will come out.”
Even as the United Kingdom reels under economic slowdown, Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced it will hire 1,100 people for its manufacturing facility at Castle Bromwich to support launch of new models.A recruitment campaign for production operators is being launched, JLR said in a release on Wednesday.”Innovation in design, engineering and technology is at the core of our business and for the UK, this means we will continue to invest in new products, develop new technologies and enhance the skills of our employees,” Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said.”The launch of our latest Jaguar models, including the new XF Sportbrake later this year, means it is a very exciting time for Jaguar. These new models will attract new customers to the brand as we look to expand our global reach and further enhance our position in the market,” he said. Welcoming the development, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable, said: “This is fantastic news for Castle Bromwich that Jaguar Land Rover is creating more than 1,000 jobs to support the production of new models at the plant. This expansion is a clear demonstration of Jaguar Land Rover’s continuing commitment and investment in the UK”.The release added that as part of JLR’s ambition to deliver 40 significant product actions over the next five years, the Castle Bromwich plant will manufacture the new 2013 Model Year XF and XJ ranges this year.These models through the introduction of new powertrains and transmissions offer customers greater efficiency, technology and choice than ever before.The XF range will also see the addition of the XF Sportbrake derivative which, with a load capacity of up to 1675-litres, is billed to be “the most versatile Jaguar built to date”.All of Jaguar’s key markets, including China, UK, USA and Europe, have delivered year-on-year sales improvements. In the 2011-12 fiscal, JLR achieved record profits of 1.5 billion pounds, increase of 392 million pounds compared to the previous year.In the first six months of the year, Jaguar has sold more than 29,000 vehicles globally, which is a 19% increase against the same period last year, the release added.advertisement
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That team also included Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, former NBA player Mark Alarie, ESPN commentator Jay Bilas, New Orleans Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry, former NBA general manager Billy King and Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder, among others.“What a collection of great guys who really understood the game,” Krzyzewski said.Dawkins later worked as an assistant on Krzyzewski’s staff from 1998-2008. He’s in his third season at UCF and led the Knights to their first NCAA Tournament victory Friday when they defeated VCU 73-58.“I think my team will come out with a sense of maturity,” Dawkins said. “I think they’ll come out with a focus. And that’s where they’ve been all year. They’ve come out, and they’ve competed against everyone we’ve played against, and that’s, I think, largely because of the leadership. Our senior leaders, guys that have been around. They’ve demanded that from all of our players.”Here are some other plotlines heading into Sunday’s games:ADVERTISEMENT Virginia Tech and Liberty are located less than 100 miles from each other but have traveled all the way across the country to San Jose, California, to face off with an East Region semifinal berth at stake. The 13th-seeded Flames earned this date with No. 4 seed Virginia Tech by upsetting Mississippi State 80-76 for their first NCAA Tournament victory.These two teams should know each other pretty well. Virginia Tech beat Liberty 86-70 in a preseason exhibition that raised over $36,000 for hurricane victims.They haven’t met with anything on the line since Virginia Tech beat Liberty 73-63 on Nov. 19, 2014.WATCH OUT FOR 3sTennessee has allowed 15 3-point baskets in each of its last two games, which represents a major concern heading into its matchup with Iowa. The Hawkeyes shot 11 of 22 from 3-point range in a 79-72 first-round victory over Cincinnati.“It’s not that we’re not trying to defend the 3-point line,” Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. “You’ve got to give (the opponents) credit. They’re making the shots. It’s not like they’re layups, either. They’re making shots from very deep range, and that’s part of the game. And that 3-point line is a great equalizer in some ways.”THE REST OF THE SCHEDULEIn a matchup of double-digit seeds, No. 13 seed UC Irvine puts its 17-game winning streak at stake and seeks its first Sweet 16 berth as it faces No. 12 seed Oregon in a South Region second-round game. … Buffalo’s high-flying offense matches up with Texas Tech’s stingy defense. Buffalo is scoring 85.1 points per game while Texas Tech allows only 59.2 points per game. … Houston faces Ohio State and attempts to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since losing to Georgetown in the 1984 championship game. Houston lost a second-round game last year 64-63 to eventual runner-up Michigan on a Jordan Poole 3-pointer at the buzzer. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Dawkins, a former Naismith player of the year and assistant coach at Duke, will match up with Krzyzewski on Sunday as No. 9 seed UCF attempts to upset No. 1 seed Duke in an East Region matchup at Columbia, South Carolina.It’s the type of scenario Dawkins would rather avoid, even though he’s been through this situation before. Dawkins faced Krzyzewski before during his tenure as Stanford’s head coach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving “No one looks forward to that type of situation,” Dawkins said. “It’s something that happens because we’re in the tournament and it means we’ve done well because we’re all moving forward, but it’s not something you look forward to.”Duke is one of three No. 1 seeds from the Atlantic Coast Conference playing a second-round game Sunday. North Carolina faces No. 9 seed Washington in a Midwest Region game at Columbus, Ohio, and Virginia meets No. 9 seed Oklahoma in a South Region matchup at Columbia. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Central Florida coach Johnny Dawkins points during the team’s first-round game against VCU in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)The point guard for Mike Krzyzewski’s first Final Four team now is trying to lead Central Florida to its first Sweet 16 berth.Standing in Johnny Dawkins’ way is his former coach and boss.ADVERTISEMENT Perpetual Help-Jonelta rules NBTC 3×3 SEEKING FASTER STARTSNorth Carolina and Virginia both trailed at halftime Friday before rallying to beat No. 16 seeds in the first round.Virginia was behind 36-30 at halftime of its 71-56 victory over Gardner-Webb. North Carolina erased a 38-33 halftime deficit in an 88-73 triumph over Iona.Both realize they need to get off to faster starts Sunday.“We can’t have that letdown tomorrow,” North Carolina forward Luke Maye said Saturday. “We’ve just got to do our best to make sure we come out the right way and got to punch them in the mouth early.”Virginia should feel a little more confident now that it’s advanced beyond the first round. Virginia became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed last year when it fell to Maryland-Baltimore County.“I think how we won (Friday) is a huge testament of our growth from last year,” Virginia guard Kyle Guy said. “Last year, we were in the same situation, and we panicked as an entire program, and this year we didn’t, and we took care of business and got the job done.“Yeah, we can breathe a little bit easier now, but at the same time, it’s the NCAA Tournament, so like you said, we’re not relaxed. We’re not content by any means. We still have our foot on the gas and just trying to go as far as we can,” he said.Duke also started slowly and led just 31-27 at halftime before rolling to an 85-62 victory over North Dakota State.FAMILIAR FOES Google Philippines names new country director For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments
Star Wars told by a CNET intern who’s never seen it He orders his Stormtroopers to arrest Doza, but the captain tells droid 4D-M1N (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn) to “stop them.” She goes into a previously unseen combat mode and takes several troops down before being blasted by Pyre. With his ally destroyed, Doza is tossed into a cell.Pyre’s shiny gold armor looks beautiful in this scene’s bright lighting. He’s a total jerk but has plenty of style.The Resistance members hatch their plan. Lucasfilm The Colossus is more than a platformNeeku Vozo (Josh Brener), Kel (Anthony Del Rio) and Eila (Nikki SooHoo) end up in the Colossus’ main control room and back Kaz up by opening and closing hatches. However, they also discover that the platform has a hyperdrive.This basically confirms that the Colossus is a mobile space station; a very exciting prospect. Kaz orders Neeku to get the platform in the air. TV and Movies Culture Tags Comments Now playing: Watch this: All the Star Wars movies, from the cheesy to great, ranked 2 It’s great to finally see the emotional weight of Hosnian Prime’s destruction. Princess Leia’s reaction added some depth to Alderaan being destroyed in A New Hope, but Hosnian Prime was just an unnamed world getting blown up in The Force Awakens. At last, we’ll see a survivor reacting to it.Even though the New Republic can’t help any more, there are still two sources of backup in play for the second part of the season finale. A number of Kaz’s friends went to Takodana to seek help (most likely from Maz Kanada) and the pirates are still itching for a little payback after being betrayed by the First Order.Star Wars Resistance airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD. Share your voice 5:29 Assuming they manage to kick the First Order off it, the Colossus could end up being the Resistance’s base after it was scattered in The Last Jedi. This is major speculative territory, but it could make a cinematic appearance in Episode IX — is it too much to hope that some of the characters could make their live-action debuts as well? Justin Ridge, one of the show’s executive producers, hinted at the possibilities around this in an interview with Good Morning America last week.These guys look super cool. Lucasfilm Scuba troops!Seeing new Imperial units was always fun in Rebels (the previous Star Wars CGI show), but we haven’t really seen any new First Order troopers in Resistance… until now. As he swims outside the Colossus, Kaz encounters a pair of Stormtroopers in scuba gear.Like the jumptroopers in Rebels, their specialized outfits are awesome. Their blasters also have a cool effect on the water when they open fire on Kaz, even if they’re predictably poor shots.Tierny sows the seeds of doubt in Tam. Lucasfilm Tam gets an offerThe very charming First Order Security Bureau agent Tierny (Sumalee Montano) continues to get into the head of captive mechanic Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath) by making her believe Kaz and her boss Jarek Yeager (Scott Lawrence), who’s also in First Order custody, betrayed her.With Tam set against her friends, Tierny offers to make her dream of becoming a pilot come true if she joins the First Order. Since her prospects on the Colossus seemed limited, this is pretty much the offer of a lifetime. Will she go for it?Kaz and Tam sneak around before coming around the holo of Hux’s speech. Lucasfilm There is no more New RepublicKaz’s plan goes awry in the closing moments of this episode, when he and Torra Doza (Myrna Velasco) see a holographic projection of General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) delivering his fanatical Starkiller Base speech from The Force Awakens.Then the First Order superweapon fires, wiping out five planets in the Hosnian system. This includes Hosnian Prime, the seat of the New Republic government and Kaz’s homeworld.”My parents… my home,” he says, bringing the episode to a dark conclusion. 23 Photos The First Order is about to come out of the shadows, as General Hux delivers his speech. Lucasfilm Well, that escalated quickly.We’re in the first half of the two-part season 1 finale of CGI animated series Star Wars Resistance and thrown right into the events of The Force Awakens.With the Colossus refueling platform underwater, two of his friends in First Order custody and his cover blown, Resistance-spy-posing-a-mechanic Kazuda Xiono (AKA Kaz, played by Christopher Sean) plans a daring rescue. After that, he’s going to get to a shuttle and escape to Hosnian Prime, where he’ll persuade his father — who’s a New Republic senator — to send reinforcements and wrest the Colossus from First Order control.A solid plan…Doza’s droid is deadlyFinally sick of the First Order pushing people around on his platform, Captain Doza (Jason Hightower) confronts Commander Pyre (Liam McIntyre) and threatens to bring in the New Republic.”We are well beyond the Republic’s reach,” says the ever-sinister Pyre. “Fortunately, they are not beyond ours.” Disney Star Wars
Taapsee Pannu in Game OverPR HandoutTaapsee Pannu’s Game Over opened to a good response at the Indian box office on Friday and has gone on to show massive growth of 100 per cent on Saturday. Its business has improved on Sunday.Taapsee Pannu started her acting career down south and she has gone on to make it really big in Bollywood. She has created a huge fanbase across India with the kind of movies she has been doing. The makers of Game Over made it multi-lingual film and released it in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi on June 14.Taapsee Pannu’s success rate and the amazing promos had created a lot of curiosity about Game Over and the hype helped it register decent advance booking. But the movie had to compete with some small movies in Telugu and Tamil, which made the trade experts keep their crossed about its prospects at the box office.Released in the decent number of screens, the Ashwin Saravanan-directed suspense thriller opened to good occupancy everywhere in the domestic market on Friday. All the three versions of Game Over collected Rs 97 crore net together at the Indian box office on the first day.The Taapsee Pannu starrer was successful in striking a chord with the audience and the word of mouth boosted its collection in the ticket counters. Game Over has collected Rs 1.94 crore net at the India box office on the second day. Its two-day total has reached Rs 2.91 crore net in the domestic market.Y NOT Studios and Reliance Entertainment have jointly bankrolled Game Over and the producers are thrilled over the huge growth in its collection. Shibasish Sarkar, CEO of Reliance Entertainment, tweeted, “Game Over 1st Day Hindi-38 lacs Tamil-30 lacs Telugu- 29 lacs Total Friday 97 lacs 2nd Day Hindi-88 lacs Tamil-50 lacs Telugu-56 lacs Total Saturday 194 lacs 2 Days Total 291 lacs. Growth of 100%.”
Three soldiers and a civilian were killed on Thursday when security forces were attacked by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.The forcers were returning from a search operation in Kungnoo village when they were attacked.“The victims included a lieutenant colonel and the civilian, a woman, was inside her house when a bullet hit her during the firing,” the police said.Seven soldiers were also injured in the attack.“Reinforcements were immediately rushed to surround the area and track the militants,” the police added.