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2013 Edesmeta Massacre CBI takes over probe registers case

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI has now registered a case in connection with the killing of up to eight tribal people and the death of one police personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on May 7, 2013, during a combined operation by state police, CRPF, and CoBRA.While the Chhattisgarh government had formed a Special Investigative Team (SIT) to probe the incident, often referred to as the ‘Edesmeta massacre’, the Supreme Court had earlier this year directed the CBI to take over the case and conduct the investigation in an expeditious manner. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The Apex court had also directed that the CBI team probing the case should not have any officer from the state of Chhattisgarh. The Supreme Court had earlier heard a plea filed by Degree Prasad Chouhan, a government school teacher in Chhattisgarh, who had initially requested the formation of an SIT. The Bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice MR Shah also directed the State of Chhattisgarh to file an affidavit informing the court about the progress made by the SIT. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedPursuant to this order, the Additional Superintendent of Police in Bijapur filed an affidavit, saying that only five witnesses had been examined by the SIT, other than the ones examined by the investigating officer earlier. The court had said that it was not satisfied with the SIT’s progress since 2014 and entrusted the probe to the CBI. The incident refers to a shootout in Edesmeta village in Bijapur district, where a combing operation by state police, CRPF, and CoBRA allegedly led to an encounter with Maoists in the area. Then Additional Director General of Police in the area had reportedly said that eight villagers had died in cross-firing, some of whom were allegedly Naxals. The police personnel who lost his life in the incident was identified as Devprakash Singh, of the CoBRA battalion 208. Interestingly, the CBI’s FIR in the case does not mention the deaths of the villagers during this incident. It refers to the incident as one where “an attack on a police party which resulted in the death of one police personnel”.last_img read more

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in US Canadians can relate

first_imgWASHINGTON — Fears are mounting in the United States of a looming constitutional crisis — a fear Canadians know all too well.Critics say President Donald Trump has been flouting constitutional conventions, including by appointing an acting attorney general who has not been vetted by the Senate, floating conspiracy theories about the electoral process in Florida and revoking a CNN reporter’s media pass for partisan reasons.The broadcaster says it is taking the White House to court, alleging that pulling correspondent Jim Acosta’s credentials constitute a violation of their constitutional rights to due process and freedom of the press.And media reports today indicate the Department of Justice is preparing to issue a legal opinion defending the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, a vocal critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Ryan Hurl, a constitutional scholar at the University of Toronto, says it’s important to remember that the U.S. constitution has already seen its share of conflict.Hurl says that while Canadians might have their own interpretation of the phrase “constitutional crisis,” the U.S. is a country where partisan conflict has long been the norm, not the exception.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The Bachelorette Canada After Show WT Debuts September 13th Live at 1030

first_imgTORONTO, Canada – Fans eagerly awaiting The Bachelorette Canada (#BacheloretteCA) now have their Tuesday night post-episode gab sessions taken care of. W Network announced today it will continue The Bachelorette Canada conversation with a weekly, half-hour, live The Bachelorette Canada After Show (WT) immediately following the broadcast. The hotly anticipated series premieres September 13th at 9 p.m. ET/PT and much-loved Canadian TV legend and long-time Bachelorette franchise fan Jennifer Valentyne will host the After Show. In addition, ‘The Bachelorette Canada After Show SuperFan Experience’ launches today at, where nine lucky SuperFans will be selected from across the country to make a special appearance on the nationally televised After Show with Jennifer.“The Bachelorette franchise has a strong following of highly engaged fans. As it is such a social show, we want fans to be part of the story and the After Show provides a platform to open up that conversation all season long,” said John MacDonald, Senior Vice President, Women and Lifestyle Content, Corus Entertainment. “With a roster of past and present Bachelors and Bachelorettes stopping by to weigh in, fan insights and opinion and long-time TV personality and avid Bachelorette fan Jennifer Valentyne leading that dialogue, the After Show is bound to stir up some interesting discussions.”Produced by Good Human Productions and shot live in Vancouver, each half-hour After Show episode follows Jennifer Valentyne as she dissects the juiciest and most dramatic moments from the latest episode of The Bachelorette Canada. She’ll be joined weekly by a rotation of guests including this season’s cast members, former Bachelor and Bachelorette cast members, as well as celebrity fans and SuperFan Experience winners from across the country. Jennifer will share questions and comments from viewers, debut deleted scenes, outtakes and exclusive additional content while encouraging fans to join the conversation online. Starting today, Canadians can visit to prove they truly are The Bachelorette Canada’s biggest SuperFan for the opportunity to appear on a live After Show episode with Jennifer Valentyne. SuperFans are invited to complete a short, online questionnaire and upload a photo of their best ‘Rose Ceremony Reaction’. Nine lucky SuperFans will receive round-trip airfare and accommodation in Vancouver and will appear in an episode of the After Show. For more information about the contest, visit the Canadian version of this widely successful reality series, hosted by Canadian actor and television star Noah Cappe, Jasmine Lorimer is in search of her soul mate – and hopefully her groom-to-be. The 20 male suitors compete for the Bachelorette’s affection on individual and group dates involving local and far-flung romantic encounters and adventures in exotic locations around the world. As Lorimer narrows the field and the number of men dwindles, romance and tensions rise. Ultimately, she will choose the one man with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life.The Bachelorette Canada is produced by Good Human Productions Inc. The series is based on the U.S. format created by Mike Fleiss and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Sales of the format are handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at Good Human Productions Inc.Good Human is a Vancouver-based production company that delivers hit content for their broadcast and production partners. The company is built on strong relationships with talented artists, thinkers and top production personnel.  Good Humans have developed and supervised the production of 1000+ hours of quality prime-time original programming including The Bachelor Canada, The Bachelorette Canada and Cheer Squad for ABC Spark & Freeform.  For more information, please visit and @Goodhumanprods and Twitter Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: W Network Advertisement SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPRSubscribe to the W Network YouTube channel: W Network on Twitter @W_Network, Facebook and Instagram @w_networkFollow The Bachelorette Canada on Twitter @BacheloretteCA  Facebook and Instagram @bacheloretteca Advertisementlast_img read more

Annans HighLevel Panel on threats starts deliberations

The 16-member panel is also being asked to identify the contributions of collective action in addressing major challenges and threats and to recommend changes necessary to ensure effective collective action, especially by the UN.After talks with Mr. Annan, the Panel’s chair, former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun of Thailand, told reporters that the members would go to a place – Princeton, N.J. – where they could not be influenced by UN Secretariat staff or governments.They were due back in New York on Sunday, 7 December, he said.In answer to questions, he said their mandate was broad and they could not be expected to cover all the issues being raised. They would confine themselves to real and immediate issues, though they could make recommendations for the medium term.UN failures to take collective action in responding to threats were remembered, but its successes were not recalled, he said. He declined to be more specific before the panel had had a chance to discuss the mandate further. read more

Dando Ibex exploration drilling on a slope

first_imgThe latest addition to Dando Drilling’s range of innovative drilling solutions for the geotechnical and exploration sectors is the Dando Ibex slope drilling rig. Designed in collaboration with leading UK geotechnical contractor Bridgeway Consulting, the track mounted rig is capable of dynamic sampling, SPT and rotary drilling on inclines of up to 55o. It is fully compliant with UK and EU health and safety standards.Using the Sauer Danfoss Plus+1 automated levelling system, the machine provides a perfectly vertical mast and horizontal deck and walkway on very steep terrain. A longitudinal slewing mechanism allows for uneven ground between the tracks, compensating for roll up to 15o.On ascending an embankment, the operator anchors the cables from the onboard climbing winch to a point high up the slope using the ‘duck bill’ ground anchors.  These provide stability when ascending and tether the rig safely while drilling.The operator then tracks the rig forward while simultaneously pulling in the cable on the winch using a specially designed radio remote control unit. Upon reaching the desired location, the deck can be progressed toward the embankment on a scissor mechanism so that there is no gap between the deck and the bank.While the radio remote control is a necessary safety feature given the potential hazards of traversing inclines with heavy machinery, the rig also features a swing–out control console with manually operated drill controls and an illuminated digital blow counter for use when drilling.Once the rig is in position, a walkway is hydraulically deployed to provide a safe, level work area for the drill team, and easy access to the workbench, sample storage boxes and drill mast.For easy transportation and to facilitate access to limited space environments, the track unit is designed to expand on hydraulic rams from 1.5 to 2.1 m wide providing a stable base when climbing slopes and drilling, but a much smaller footprint when needed. The walkways also fold up to form a very compact unit.The tried and tested Dando Dual Mast system provides dynamic sampling, SPT and rotary drilling and a variable height mast extension allows 4 m sections of rod to be tripped out on the winch.Powered by a 27 kW Hatz silent pack diesel engine, the two-speed hydraulic top-drive rotary head can produce 362 rpm for open hole drilling or coring, or alternatively be switched to 50 rpm at 4,189 Nm of torque should the job require larger diameter drilling, with hollow stem augers for example.Switching between the rotary mast and percussive mast takes only a pull on a lever; a hydraulic ram slides the mast unit across on a carriage and into perfect alignment over the borehole. Using Dando’s Duplex Drive system which advances the casing at the same time as taking a sample, high quality undisturbed samples in a clear teflon liner can be retrieved, capped, and sent directly for analysis.Dando says the Ibex “is the ideal rig for a wide range of variable geology, shallow drilling projects in the 0-50 m range where inclined topography is encountered.”last_img read more

SMK just made microUSB ports a lot stronger

first_imgI really appreciate a gadget shipping with a micro-USB port. They are tiny, they aren’t proprietary, meaning you can easily replace a busted cable, and the fact they are USB means most devices you plug in using one gets automatically recognized by your PC. The one thing I don’t like, or at least worry about on devices like my expensive Logitech Performance MX mouse, is how weak they feel.The more expensive the gadget, e.g. a smartphone, the more of a pain it would be if the micro-USB port got busted, most likely through a twisting force being applied to it. And it’s easily done if you don’t treat the port with care and attention every time you plug the cable in. With a connector typically being used hundreds of times, it’s easy to see why some of them don’t all last as long as the device they are attached to.Thankfully, Japanese manufacturer SMK has realized there is a strength issue and developed a new solution it is calling “Strong type.” The updated micro-USB connector conforms to the USB 2.0 standard, but introduces a dual cell structure to double the connector’s resistance to a twisting force. In other words, it’s going to be a lot harder to accidentally break these connectors.The key to the additional strength is the addition of a secondary shield casing around the existing internal case that helps hold it in place when a force is applied. That outer shell also has tiny feet for increased stability. There are also no cutouts on the inside of the connector as has previously been the case, again increasing the strength of the overall unit.Somehow SMK managed to include this additional casing and strength without increasing the overall size of the connector. It measures just 2.8 x 7.9 x 6.2mm and went into full production on Friday. The company’s manufacturing plants can produce 500,000 per month, so it shouldn’t be long before we see them apeparing in new gadgets.More at SMK, via Tech-On!last_img read more

Microsoft pokes some longoverdue fun at iOS

first_imgIt used to be the console wars and browser battles, now it’s the tablet skirmishes. I still remember when Microsoft and Sony would buy advertising space on opposite sides of a busy Japanese street and periodically change posters in ongoing and increasingly hostile conversations. Gamers, being the sorts of people they tend to be, took to this rivalry, not so much with gusto, as wild abandon. Those were wars, man. It’s difficult to envision the same happening in the tablet space, even given that the sector is home to two of technology’s most deeply entrenched rivals. New Windows 8 tablets have brought MS and Apple back into direct and furious competition, as seen in the latest round of advertisements.The enmity between Microsoft and Apple has dimmed a bit, of late, probably due to the fact that they’ve been shooting for divergent sections of the market. Though some thought it was a bit much to cast John Hodgeman as a PC and have him bumble around like a fool, I always thought such gentle prodding was fairly tame. Microsoft’s response at the time was well rendered but overly dramatic.This week’s video sees Microsoft taking some gentle jabs of its own — we’ll see if Apple will be hypocritical enough to respond with indignation…This is what Microsoft should have been doing all along. The brilliance of the initial “I’m a Mac” campaign was that virtually everything said in those commercials is correct — PCs are less user-friendly than Macs, and they do tend to acquire simple, frustrating problems that ought to be avoidable in the modern era. The correct response would have been to come right back at their competitors with equally accurate observations — and that’s what they’ve done.iOS devices really are more restricted than Windows ones (though not by nearly the same margin as OSX and Windows for desktops.) The swipe at Apple’s seeming phobia of full featured multi-tasking is particularly well aimed, so much so that it gives us to wonder why it took so long to make such observations in the first place. These are the arguments that Microsoft’s fans have been making for years, now.Given the underwhelming performance of Windows 8 tablets, it’s about time Microsoft stepped up and did a little of it, themselves.last_img read more

In Ireland nobody knows who I am but I have to get

first_img‘I haven’t really thought about England… Playing with Shamrock Rovers is the best thing for me’‘I had offers to go abroad, but I feel at home in Cork’ By Shane Costello Ben Mohamed was one of the standout performers for Bohemians during his short stay with the club. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOIN MANY WAYS, Aymen Ben Mohamed’s background illustrates the changing face of modern Ireland.Born in London to an Irish mother and a Tunisian father, he and his family moved to Dublin when he was just two years of age.The former Bohemians star grew up feeling both Irish and Tunisian, often travelling to the North African country during his summer holidays to visit relatives which helped enhance his emotional connection with the country.Little did he know, but Ben Mohamed’s affiliation to Tunisia would only grow stronger in time.It all started during a whirlwind couple of months last summer, which would result in his fledgling football career taking an unexpected turn – beginning with one phone call outside the Trinity College library.An unknown number appeared on the phone of the Business, Economic and Social Studies student as he was studying for an exam.Ben Mohamed instantly recognised it was a Tunisian number, but he was unsure who was on the end of the line.To his disbelief, the person was a representative of the Tunisian Football Association inquiring if he would be interested in representing his father’s nation in international football.“It came out of the blue,” Ben Mohamed tells The42. “I was quite surprised to receive the call, but it was a pleasant surprise.”Ben Mohamed, who only moved to Bohemians from Longford Town at the start of the season, had already become a fan favourite at Dalymount Park, with his fine technical ability being matched with a fearlessness to get on the ball and attack opposing defenders. Source: TUNISIAN SCOUT/YouTubeAt the time, the Dublin-raised Ben Mohamed was also focused on earning a degree as he mixed his studies at Trinity with playing in the League of Ireland.Combining the two – he believes – resulted in complimentary results.“It was challenging, but I always felt football helped with my studies. It gave me a break; to train and play matches when I got stressed.“It gave me balance and I believed it helped me long term.”The talented winger, who has shown to be a high achiever on and off the pitch, wanted to study medicine in college, and repeated the Leaving Cert in an attempt to get the points he needed after missing out on his preferred course.His second effort resulted in a highly-impressive tally of 560 points – 50 more than his original total – but not enough to study medicine.Such is his determination, there is still an air of disappointment in his voice when he talks about those results. Ben Mohamed against his former club, Longford Town, last season. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOBut to this day the 22-year-old is still unsure how he arrived on Tunisia’s radar. The League of Ireland is not a hotbed for national team managers scouting potential talent, but he speculates a Tunisian person living in Ireland may have alerted the association of his potential availability.And it was without hesitation that he accepted the invitation to join the Tunisian national side for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Djibouti.However, that’s not to say the tricky winger never harboured ambitions to pull on the green of Ireland.“For sure I would have played for Ireland, but I was always going to play for whoever called me first,” he explains.“But my Dad always reminded me of where we came from and being Tunisian was something I was also proud of.”Despite Ben Mohamed’s undoubted potential, no call from the FAI was forthcoming to try and persuade the player to delay committing to another country.Players from the top leagues in England, France and Germany were included in the 18-man squad for the qualifier, but it was the language barrier, rather than the calibre of player that he would be linking up with, he felt was the most difficult and daunting aspect.“I’m not going to lie, it was quite difficult. I was quite nervous meeting the team,” Ben Mohamed recalls. “I didn’t know what to expect, but they were all very welcoming.“I did have some Arabic from my time visiting my grandmother, so I wasn’t completely new to the language, that was the main issue, but there were some players there that spoke English.“Bilel Mohsni, who played for Rangers, helped me a lot and he was very nice to me. I wouldn’t say it was very easy to integrate but I got by. I enjoyed it, it was a great experience.”Although he failed to feature in the 3-0 win over Djibouti, Ben Mohamed hoped that the international recognition would act as a springboard to greater things – and he was to be proved right.Two months later, 26-time Tunisian champions L’Espérance Sportive de Tunis came looking for his signature, with the former UCD and Longford player swapping the Irish capital for Tunisia. Source: Espérance Sportive de Tunis/YouTubeNaturally, it has taken several months for Ben Mohamed to make Tunis, the nation’s capital city, feel like home amid political uncertainty in the country following the 2011 Arab Spring, while within the club, first-team opportunities were limited with the two-time African champions.“It has taken a while to settle in. It’s a quite different environment as you could imagine. A different language, a different culture. Everything is quite different.“It has taken time for me to adapt, but I do feel like I am getting used to life over here and to enjoy it more.“I feel I am quite fluent in Arabic now so that’s no longer an issue, and I have my grandmother, aunties and uncles here, so that’s a big help.“The people here also speak French and I still struggle with that. I had intended on taking classes, but I haven’t really followed up on it, but I hope to start.”The recent arrival of new manager, Faouzi ­Benzarti, has reinvigorated Ben Mohamed’s career with the club that has won twice as many titles as any other team in the country.That appointment coupled with the league taking a short break due to the national team’s involvement in the recent African Cup of Nations, allowed the midfielder to impress during a training camp, and in exhibition matches.In fact, four players from the club were part of the Tunisia squad for the competition, where they were knocked out by Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals. Ben Mohamed taking on Dundalk’s Sean Gannon, while playing for Longford Town. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOAnd last week Ben Mohamed made a significant breakthrough as he started at wing-back in the cross-city derby against Club Africain on Wednesday, the side who have the second-most league titles – 13 championships behind Espérance in the record books.Conceding a last-gasp winning goal, however, slightly soured his second league appearance.“It is a big derby game between us. There is massive pressure in these matches, and the derby games mean a lot over here.“They are passionate fans. They are crazy about football. All the clubs are well-followed, it’s not like in Ireland, where people have a different team to support. It helps to generate a great atmosphere.“It’s a bit strange being over here. In Ireland, nobody knows who I am, but I have to get used to being recognised now.”Despite the loss, Espérance who play at the 60,000 capacity Stade Olympique de Rades stadium, have plenty to look forward to in the coming months with the side set to be involved in the six-team play-off to decide the league champions, with the African Champions League, the Arab Club Championship and the Tunisian Cup also on the horizon.Reflecting on life away from Ireland, Ben Mohamed says missing family and friends is the hardest part of life in Tunisia – but there is also a degree to finish. He has asked Trinity to retain his place on the course, with two years remaining until he can graduate.“You never know, I took the decision to pursue football and hopefully I won’t have the need to go back to college.“I want to establish myself here, and reach my main goal of playing for Tunisia and to play in major tournaments.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 12:13 PM Feb 12th 2017, 12:13 PM Short URL Share160 Tweet Email1 Follow us: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘In Ireland, nobody knows who I am, but I have to get used to being recognised now’ Aymen Ben Mohamed speaks to The42 about swapping the League of Ireland for Tunisia and his shock call-up to their national team. 37,758 Views 6 Comments last_img read more

Supplies already under pressure due to hot spell Irish Water says

first_imgSupplies already under pressure due to hot spell, Irish Water says Met Éireann said that temperatures will reach as high as 30 over the next few days. Don’t use a hose to water the garden or wash carsKeep paddling pools very shallow if they are being usedTake short showers rather than bathsWater levels in rivers and lakes are currently dropping which means that is there is less water available to treat and supply homes and businesses.Met Éireann said that temperatures will go as high as 27 degrees today in some places, and reach as high as 30 over the next few days.As status yellow weather warning is in place from 6am today until 9pm on Friday.Irish Water says that it’s drought management teams are monitoring water supplies and demand around the country on a daily basis.In the summer of 2017 Irish Water reported that an average of 565 mega-litres of water was used per day in the greater Dublin area.However, last Friday the area used 602 mega-litres of water, which is very close to the limit of sustainable production according to Irish Water.Kate Gannon, Corporate Affairs Manager for Irish Water, said that if demand does not decrease homes and businesses will experience shortages. Short URL Share8 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 67 Comments Jun 25th 2018, 3:30 PM Image: Shutterstock/Fedorov Sergey IRISH WATER HAS made an appeal to the public to conserve water during the prolonged hot weather that has been predicted for the coming days.The rise in temperature has seen the demand for water increase which Irish Water says is already putting supplies under pressure.It has advised people to take the following measures to conserve water: The longer this continues, the more people will be at risk of shortages and outages.“Our Drought Management Team is monitoring the situation daily across the country but if everyone can take these simple steps, it will help us to manage supply and demand.”This is a very serious situation and we are seeking the public’s help, every effort the public make to conserve water will benefit them and their community,” she said in a statement. Monday 25 Jun 2018, 3:30 PM Image: Shutterstock/Fedorov Sergey By Adam Daly 11,619 Views last_img read more

MUnGA members and friends hit the dancefloor

first_imgMembers and friends of Melbourne University’s Greek Association (MUnGA) gathered at Kinisi earlier this month to let off some steam and celebrate their culture.A night full of kefi, Greek music enthusiasts took to the table tops, dancing to live music by the Rythmos band. Newly-formed Macedonian dance group ‘O Periklis’ also performed on the night, accompanied by a traditional halkina band. Stefanos Levoyiannis on lyra and Dimitri Tsombanopouloson on the daouli gave a surprise performance of traditional Pontian songs, before DJ Niiki Katifori put a modern spin on the night. “Munga welcomes indiscriminately, to not only our tavern night but all events, Hellenes and Philhellenes who are passionate about Hellenic culture and traditions, and are eager to meet, network and build friendships with other like-minded people. I am a proud to provide this opportunity,” said president of the association, Nick Tzoudidis.Organised by president Tzoutzidis, vice-president Tia Kallianis, treasurer John Liacopoulos, secretary Pamela Papadopoulos, along with a number of committee members, MUnGA aspires to be more than a social club.Earlier this year, the association made a generous contribution to the Altona Greek Churches and Fronditha Care for the sum of $2500. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Le génome de la tomate a été séquencé

first_imgLe génome de la tomate a été séquencéPlusieurs équipes de scientifiques sont parvenues à séquencer le génome de la tomate. Grâce à cette avancée, le coût et les variétés de tomates devraient changer.La tomate se dévoile un peu plus. Des scientifiques de l’Institut National de la recherche agronomique (INRA) en collaboration avec leurs homologues du Consortium du Génome de la Tomate (Tomato Genome Consortium, TGC) sont en effet parvenus à séquencer le génome de ce fruit le plus souvent rougeoyant. Une avancée qui va permettre d’accélérer les recherches et de réduire les coûts pour l’amélioration variétale de la tomate. Mais ce n’est pas tout puisque cette prouesse devrait également permettre d’améliorer les qualités nutritionnelles, le goût, la résistance aux insectes et aux maladies ainsi que la résistance à la sécheresse des tomates. Comme le soulignent les résultats publiés aujourd’hui dans la revue Nature, le déchiffrage de la séquence complète du génome de la tomate fournit une connaissance précise des régions fonctionnelles, révélant l’ordre, l’orientation, les types et les positions des 35 000 gènes. Selon l’INRA qui a annoncé la nouvelle dans un communiqué, cela permettra aussi aux scientifiques de déterminer les liens entre gènes et caractères et de mieux comprendre comment l’interaction des facteurs génétiques et environnementaux détermine la santé et la viabilité des cultures.Cette avancée majeure est d’autant plus déterminante que la tomate et les autres plantes de la famille des Solanaceae (pomme de terre, poivron et aubergine) constituent la première source légumière au niveau mondial à la fois en quantités produites et en valeur économique. De plus, cette famille est aussi une source importante d’épices et d’essences médicamenteuses.Un séquençage qui a commencé par celui d’un chromosome À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’INRA précise que la contribution française a été coordonnée par les chercheurs de l’INRA Toulouse qui ont d’abord réalisé le séquençage du chromosome 7 avant de mettre en œuvre les nouvelles technologies de séquençage à haut débit (Next Generation Sequencing, NGS) pour réaliser le séquençage global du génome de la tomate. Ils se sont ainsi rendus indispensables à la production de la séquence complète du génome, à son assemblage, à son annotation et à l’analyse finale des unités fonctionnelles ainsi qu’aux familles de gènes impliquées dans des processus essentiels comme celui du développement du fruit.Le 31 mai 2012 à 14:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Minnie Ruiz creating recycled art

first_img Posted: November 4, 2018 November 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Minnie Ruiz, creating recycled art 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Minnie Ruiz joined us on Good Morning San Diego Saturday. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

District fencing teams win championships in Ongole

first_imgOngole: General secretary of the Prakasam District Fencing Association V Nageswara Rao announced that the teams from the Prakasam district won the state-level overall championship in the recent competition. Nageswara Rao said that the 2nd Child and 5th Mini state level tournaments are held in Kotla Vijayabhasakara Reddy Indoor Stadium in Dhone in Kurnool district from July 20 to 21. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The Under 10 and Under 12 teams from the Prakasam district received the first rank in the tournament and won the overall championship in the two tournaments. The secretary V Nageswara Rao and the president Balisetty Nageswara Rao congratulated the children and appreciated the coaches RN Chiranjeevi, B Bharath, R Vijayalakshmi for the training to the players.last_img read more

Exerting better control over matter waves

first_img( — “The concept of matter waves is at the heart of quantum mechanics,” Oliver Morsch tells “At the beginning of the last century, scientists discovered that solid particles could exhibit properties of waves, such as interference and diffraction. Until then, it was assumed that only light behaved as a wave. But in the quantum world everything is basically a wave.” Citation: Exerting better control over matter waves (2009, March 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Distinguishing decoherence in quantum systems Morsch is part of a group of scientists, including Alessandro Zenesini, Hans Lignier, Donatella Ciampini and Ennio Arimondo, at the University of Pisa in Italy. The group has discovered a way to more efficiently control matter waves in a setup that simulates a solid state system. “Once you have control over a quantum system,” Morsch explains, “you can learn any number of things, especially from a fundamental point of view. Additionally, it is worth noting that almost all of our modern technology is related in some way to quantum mechanical principles.” The group’s technique is described in Physical Review Letters: “Coherent Control of Dressed Matter Waves.”In order to control the matter waves, Morsch and his colleagues created an optical lattice. “We, in effect, create a light crystal,” Morsch says. “It’s not a true solid, but it mimics the crystal lattice of a solid. It provides us with a sort of model system for solid state applications, allowing us to perform experiments without being bound by the naturally given physical properties of a solid.” Once the lattice is created, using lasers and mirrors, the Pisa University group shook the mirrors – and hence the optical lattice – to create a phenomenon known as dynamic localization.“It’s very counter-intuitive,” Morsch says of dynamic localization. “Before we shake the lattice, atoms move freely throughout by quantum tunneling. However, once we apply the shaking, they stop moving. For certain values, we can make sure that atoms stay put in one lattice site. We can also create a quantum phase transition so that the system changes its bulk properties when you change a parameter. In our experiment, we create a phase transition by shaking. That is our control over the matter waves.”Instead of being a top to bottom approach, the Pisa group is interested in starting at the bottom – with individual particles. “Rather than trying to tweak the bulk system,” Morsch explains, “we are trying to tweak the properties of the individual particles to meet our needs. We are controlling the matter wave to shape it to our needs, and then using that to control the larger system.”Morsch points out that, right now, this process is most interesting from a fundamental point of view. However, he believes that it is likely to develop into greater uses in the future. Morsch thinks that this method has potential applications in quantum control schemes, which could be important in the development of quantum computers and in directed chemical reactions. “If you look at the history of physics and quantum mechanics, you find that each time you develop another handle on the quantum world – somehow learn how to better control the properties of a quantum system – new inventions and technology come about. This method of control is so new that it is impossible to really predict what, if anything, might come out of it.”“For the most part,” Morsch continues, “this work represents yet another method that will give us more control over the quantum state of single particles. Over the last 15 or 20 years, it has become possible, and increasingly important, to exert control at the single-particle level. Our demonstration is in line with what existing theory shows, and could be another tool for the development of future quantum-based technologies.”More information: Alessandro Zenesini, Hans Lignier, Donatella Ciampini, Oliver Morsch, and Ennio Arimondo, “Coherent Control of Dressed Matter Waves.” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: .Copyright 2009 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Mozilla to freeze Thunderbird innovations

first_img © 2012 Citation: Mozilla to freeze Thunderbird innovations (2012, July 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In Mozilla’s favor, reader reactions among those who use Thunderbird have been largely expressed as disappointment but continued support for the Foundation’s efforts to follow paths of growth. They largely say they do not like but understand the decision. “As I lose more and more trust everyday in cloud computing and giving my information to companies for hosting on their servers, it was reassuring to have an e-mail system in place that gave me control over my e-mail,” said one comment to a site report. “Saddened to hear that Mozilla is making these changes, but understand it given today’s technological advances on the web.”Also in Mozilla’s favor, e-mail market facts speak for themselves. Thunderbird has 24 million users but Gmail has 425 million users.“Thunderbird provides an open-source, cross-platform email alternative for those of us who still use stand-alone email clients (and I am one). It’s trust-worthy, it’s under your control, and it’s built to reflect the Mozilla mission,” wrote Baker in her Friday blog. However, she said, “in parallel, we have seen the rising popularity of Web-based forms of communications representing email alternatives to a desktop solution. Given this, focusing on stability for Thunderbird and driving innovation through other offerings seems a natural choice.”The Foundation is inviting those in the wider development community to continue work on Thunderbird if there is enough interest. The Thunderbird team is to propose a new release and governance model that would allow for ongoing maintenance in security and stability.Final details of how this new “release and governance” model will work will be hammered out in the coming months. “We are going to open this plan for public discussion to individuals and organizations interested in maintaining and advancing Thunderbird in the future on Monday. We are looking for your feedback, comments and suggestions to refine and adapt the plan in the best possible way throughout the summer so we can share a final plan of action in early September 2012.” Thunderbird 1.0 vs. Outlook Expresscenter_img Explore further ( — Friday’s blog and news site revelations of an internal Mozilla email leading off with “Hello Mozillians” said there is to be a Mozilla Foundation announcement on Monday. The announcement is big. Mozilla is freezing further development of its popular and well-received email client, Thunderbird, which has over 20 million users. “We’ve been focusing efforts towards important web and mobile projects,” read the message from Jb Piacentino, Thunderbird Managing Director. The message noted that while Thunderbird is purely a desktop-only email client “We have come to the conclusion that continued innovation on Thunderbird is not the best use of our resources given our ambitious organizational goals.” The announcement on Monday is to carry details of Thunderbird’s proposed new “governance model. “We’re not ‘stopping’ Thunderbird, but proposing we adapt the Thunderbird release and governance model in a way that allows both ongoing security and stability maintenance, as well as community-driven innovation and development for the product,“ said the heads-up message to its Mozillians.Similarly, in a Friday blog posting from the Mozilla Foundation Chair Mitchell Baker, the Thunderbird freeze was reiterated that “Continued innovation in Thunderbird is not a priority for Mozilla’s product efforts.”In some circles the news raised more questions than answers. A carefully spun message that Thunderbird was being killed off? Shot down except for maintenance and security fixes? A long goodbye? Time to hunt for another e-mail system? “Putting it in a hospice” was one site’s suggested take. Mozilla will be pulling some in-house developers off the Thunderbird project but intends to continue handling bug fixes and security updates “This will mean an eventual shift in how we staff Thunderbird at Mozilla Corporation – we are still working out details, but some people will likely end up on other Mozilla projects,” said the Piacentino message. “Today the Thunderbird team is back in the main Mozilla product organization,” said Baker in her Friday blog.The news may not have come as a big surprise, however, to Foundation insiders and those otherwise close to the situation. According to, “We know that developers began moving off the Thunderbird team back in January. This has been coming for a while; we’re just learning about it now.”Still, to others, this was unexpected and puzzling, considering Thunderbird, first released in 2004, had just got a new version in June. Users complimented Mozilla for its “rapid update cycle” for Thunderbird and Version 13 was allowing users to sign up for new custom e-mail addresses without having to leave the app. The Version 13 announcement was accompanied by the information that “In partnership with Gandi and Hover, you can now sign up for a personalized email address from within Thunderbird. Along with your new email address, Thunderbird will be automatically set up and ready to send and receive messages. We are working with additional suppliers to cover more areas of the world and to provide more options in the future.”last_img read more

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first_img News | PET-CT | March 06, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Biograph Vision PET/CT Siemens Healthineers’ new Biograph Vision positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system has been… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019 RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hayward,… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Related Content News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more October 9, 2013 — Each year, 13 percent of all newly diagnosed lung cancer patients are diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Approximately 39 percent of patients with SCLC are diagnosed with limited-stage disease. These patients are often treated with chemotherapy and definitive radiation therapy. Staging information is essential because of the high propensity for metastatic disease in SCLC, and the identification of metastases can spare patients from the toxicity associated with thoracic radiotherapy. Furthermore, in those patients who do receive radiotherapy, knowing the exact extent of disease may permit more accurate treatment volume delineation.Until 2011, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommended a bone scan as part of the initial evaluation of all newly diagnosed SCLC patients. However, in 2012, the NCCN began recommending positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET-CT) in lieu of bone scan. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania wanted to know the clinical impact of using PET instead.A study published in the July issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO), concluded that PET-CT improves staging accuracy and intrathoracic disease identification, which translates into an improvement in clinical outcome in these patients.”Pretreatment PET staging of LS-SCLC was associated with improved survival,” reported the authors. “PET-staged patients had an improved three-year overall survival from diagnosis (47 percent versus 19 percent) compared with those with LS-SCLC who were not staged with PET.” The lead author of this work was Eric Xanthopoulos, M.D. International Association fort the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) co-authors included Corey Langer, Charles Simone and Ramesh Rengan.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | October 09, 2013 PET-CT Improves Care of Limited-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients Researchers find improved overall survival for LS-SCLC patients Raza Alvi explains use of PET to image cardiac sarcoidosisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:09Loaded: 1.80%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:09 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley

first_imgArizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley completed 14-of-21 passes for 104 yards and an interception Sunday against the Lions. He was sacked once and had a quarterback rating of 58.4.But the most important number was the one on the scoreboard when the game clock reached 0:00, and that one read Arizona 38, Detroit 10. The Cardinals ended their nine-game losing streak and Lindley, a sixth round pick out of San Diego State in April, earned his first NFL win. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   No one is declaring Lindley to be the team’s quarterback of the future or anything, and while Sunday’s game was not great, it was a step in the right direction. The 23-year-old said his comfort level is “a lot different” now from where it was when he made his NFL debut a few weeks ago in Atlanta, so one could surmise the should continually to gradually improve.“I feel a lot better, the game’s slowing down,” he said. “The biggest thing, I think, is knowing how to take the game all the way through, how to ride it out.“I think I learned a lot going through New York (a 7-6 loss) and what happened there, making the mistakes that I did.” – / 26 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “It feels good,” Lindley said, noting how tough the last couple months have been for the team. “Just how it feels for us, getting off our back, the confidence we’re going to have going into these last two games and going into the offseason is big.“We wanted to pull this one out and be able to go in feeling good these last two weeks.”Of course, the Cardinals have to feel better about things if only due to the fact that their losing streak is over. However, Lindley still has yet to throw a touchdown pass,is completing just 51.1 percent of his passes and has thrown six interceptions. Add in that the team signed quarterback Brian Hoyer just last week, it would seem Lindley may not have a firm grasp on the starting job. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said Lindley “played better” Sunday, pointing to a couple of throws the rookie made that left him impressed.“You can definitely see improvement as far as how he mentally and physically went into that game and handled it,” the coach said. “Now, we’ve got to see better as we continue to progress, that’s the expectation. I want to see him make some more throws, have a little bit more production, and hopefully that will happen.” Top Stories last_img read more

McCready to host office hours in West Bloomfield Birmingham in August

first_img State Rep. Mike McCready will meet with residents of the 40th House District during a pair of office hours scheduled during August.On Wednesday, Aug. 21, McCready will host office hours in the board room of the Baldwin Library from 4-6 p.m. The Baldwin Library is located at 300 West Merrill St. in Birmingham.The lawmaker will also be available on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the conference room of the West Bloomfield Library, located at 4600 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield.No appointment is necessary to discuss questions or concerns with the representative.  Residents who are unable to attend the meetings may contact Rep. McCready’s office by phone at (517) 373-8670 or via email at 06Aug McCready to host office hours in West Bloomfield, Birmingham in August Categories: McCready News,Newslast_img read more

Rep McCready issues statement on FY 2017 budget

first_img Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, issued the following statement today following the passage of the state’s FY 2017 budget:“I’m pleased we were able to arrive at a fiscally responsible budget, ahead of schedule, that increases operational funding for higher education by $39.8 million. Each of our state’s 15 public universities will receive an increase between 2.4 and 4.5 percent.“In addition, the budget includes a 2.9 percent increase for the tuition grant program, which provides financial aid to students at independent colleges and universities.”Rep. McCready serves as the chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education.##### 09Jun Rep. McCready issues statement on FY 2017 budget Categories: McCready Newslast_img read more

Rep LaFave to governor Stop the excuses do the right thing and

first_img State Rep. Beau LaFave, member of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened to veto the House-approved plan that would lower car insurance rates across Michigan:“The governor has a chance to do the right thing and give Michigan’s more than 7 million drivers desperately needed relief on their car insurance bills. If she follows through on her veto threat, sadly, her priorities will be abundantly clear.“She will be standing with her special-interest allies and the status quo in opposition to Michigan drivers and their families. She will be allowing ambulance-chasing lawyers and hospital executives – who have given her large pools of cash – to continue sucking our bank accounts dry through the most expensive car insurance in the nation.“If the governor vetoes this bill, the people of Michigan will see her for who she really is. The House-approved plan includes guaranteed lower rates and prohibits non-driving factors unlike the Senate’s version because the governor demanded those changes. And yet she is still threatening to reject the reform regardless of getting everything she asked for.“Our governor has specifically made clear what must be in a reform plan for her signature – and we delivered. All she is doing now is moving the goalpost with excuse after excuse.“If the governor vetoes any reform plan that includes her entire wish list, she is the problem – not the solution.” Categories: LaFave News 09May Rep. LaFave to governor: Stop the excuses, do the right thing and sign car insurance reformlast_img read more