United States Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte won’t be going back to Rio – at least not to face any of the charges brought against him.Ryan Lochte, who is being charged by Rio police with filing a false police report, will not be heading back to the site of the 2016 Olympic games to deal with the legal situation. Lochte was interviewed by TMZ early this morning and made it clear he will not return to face the charges.Lochte didn’t close the door on returning to Brazil someday – but obviously he’d have to settle with the city before that could happen. He also doesn’t believe that the U.S. Olympic Committee is going to penalize him for his actions.Ryan Lochte — I Won’t Go to Brazil to Face Charges … Not Happening (VIDEO) https://t.co/tHlgTdSiiM— TMZ (@TMZ) August 29, 2016No, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Most didn’t believe that it would be in Lochte’s best interest to return. But now it’s confirmed that he won’t be.
Kathleen Martens APTN NewsThe National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls wrapped up its community hearings Sunday with a series of question marks hanging over its head.Will it get the two-year extension it wants from the federal government?When will it commence institutional hearings and expert panels?Chief Commissioner Marion Buller was able to answer some of those questions Sunday in Richmond, B.C. where roughly 100 witnesses were expected to have testified over five days.“We haven’t heard anything about the extension,” she said of the request last month to the Trudeau government for another two years and $50 million.So she said it would be business as usual until they hear otherwise.“We’re moving forward with our work plan that we’ve already established,” she added.That means collecting statements from survivors and families until April 20. A deadline, she says, that was set months earlier to give the four commissioners time to review all the information before compiling their recommendations to government by the end of the year.The next question: Will the inquiry get the cash injection it needs to complete its existing work after revealing last month it was running a deficit?Buller says yes.“We anticipate that we’ll be able to negotiate further funding from Ottawa,” she said, noting they need “roughly 10 per cent of their budget” to finish up.Meanwhile, Buller said the institutional hearings will look very different from what Canadians have seen so far.She has the power to subpoena top officials in policing, Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments, and child welfare across the country.Those officials will be called before commissioners to answer questions about their processes and procedures that have come under fire so far.“We’re going to be putting the truths that we’ve heard in this part (of the inquiry) to people in (those positions),” she said.“I can request or order people to attend.”Meanwhile, if the extension does come through, Buller said her team has a few locations in mind for the next community hearings. To date, the inquiry has held 15 hearings.She said southern Ontario is among the email@example.com
EDMONTON – Aurora Cannabis Inc. capped a busy year by seeing its revenues more than triple to $19.1 million in the fourth quarter.The Edmonton company says revenues for the three months ended June 30 were up from $5.9 million a year earlier.The company said the gross margin on medical cannabis was 74 per cent, up from 58 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase was mainly due to higher average selling price per gram of dried cannabis and a higher proportion of cannabis oil sales.The cash cost for dried cannabis sold was $1.87 per gram, down from $2.09 a year earlier. The cash cost to produce dried cannabis also decreased 11 per cent, to $1.70 per gram, from $1.91. The decrease was primarily due to efficiencies from automation and yield expertise.The company sold 1,617 kilograms of dried cannabis and cannabis oils in the quarter, up from 755 kilograms a year earlier.The number of active registered patients increased to 43,308, up from 16,400.Net income attributable to shareholders was nearly $80 million, up from a $4.82 million loss a year ago.The increase was primarily attributable to the unrealized non-cash gain on derivatives and marketable securities, which was partially offset by increased finance costs, share-based payments, acquisition and project evaluation costs.For the full year, revenues increased to $55.2 million from $18.1 million in 2017.Net income attributable to shareholders was $71.9 million, up from a $13-million loss a year ago.Aurora Cannabis has completed 11 strategic acquisitions in the past year, while another is in progress.The number of employees increased to 1,400 from 300 at the end of the last fiscal year.The company says it intends to list its shares on a senior U.S. stock exchange.“Listing our shares on a senior U.S. exchange reflects the level of corporate and business maturity and our high-paced execution,” stated CEO Terry Booth. “This listing provides access to a broader investor audience who gain the opportunity to participate in our continued success.”Analyzing the performance of marijuana companies is tough because of accounting rules used in the agriculture industry that require companies to put a value on their pot plants before they are harvested, and approaches differ between producers on how to apply these guidelines.(Companies in this story: TSX:ACB)
• Large sections of penstock pipe will be transported along Old Fort Road. This requires occasional overnight rolling closures, with short delays to traffic. Check our website for upcoming deliveries.• Construction of a wash station to limit the migration of invasive species continues.• Contractors will continue to move equipment and materials to the site. This includes deliveries by rail and road.• Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas: main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation. Activities include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. Tower and mobile cranes will be used.• Transmission line work may occur on the 138 kV right-of-way within the dam site.• Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River. • Construction activities will continue. This could include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. We will use the tower and mobile cranes.85th Avenue Conveyor• Testing of the conveyor system has begun.• Work will use heavy machinery, resulting in noise, dust and vibration. Typical work hours are 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. Road sweeping and dust suppression will occur.Highway 29• Noxious weed inventory and treatment may occur along Highway 29 and in Wuthrich, Portage Mountain, and West Pine quarries. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The following outlines the construction details for the Site C project for September 1st – 15th, 2019.Dam site area – north bank and south bank• Construction has started on a chain-up area for project vehicles on Old Fort Road, near the entrance to Site C at Gate B.• Noxious weed inventory and treatment will occur in the main civil works area, on the banks of the Peace River. • Construction will continue at Cache Creek West. This will include grading, road construction, and drainage work.• Geotechnical investigations will occur near Lynx Creek.• Site drainage at Cache Creek East will take place.• Archaeological studies will take place at Lynx Creek, Farrell Creek and Dry Creek.• Portage Mountain Quarry development will continue, including haul road construction, rock blasting and rip rap production.• Visit our website for more Highway 29 schedules, maps and construction updates.Reservoir area• New: Construction will begin on a causeway to an island in the Peace River. Boaters are asked to stay clear of the work area.• Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations will continue.• Road construction will continue in preparation for clearing on the south bank of the eastern reservoir.• Archaeological investigations may occur in support of reservoir access road design and construction.• Clearing on the north bank and south banks of the eastern reservoir has resumed, including areas in the middle reservoir east of Halfway River.Transmission works• Transmission line construction will continue. This includes helical pile foundation installation, testing and welding, and tower assembly.• Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to the transmission corridor.• Clearing activities may occur. This includes selective hand-falling and hauling logs to local mills. Wood waste will be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or hauled off-site.• Road construction will occur in various locations on the transmission line right-of-way. This includes but is not limited to the Peace Canyon and Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas.Other areas• Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements.• Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. We will transport material by rail to the dam site and by truck to Highway 29.WHAT TO EXPECTWork will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect:Traffic – please use caution and obey safety signage• Old Fort Road• Near Gate A to the dam site, drivers may encounter loose gravel and increased commercial traffic.• Gravel sections have developed near 85th Avenue.• Overnight deliveries of penstock pipes along Old Fort Road will result in rolling road closures and traffic delays. Deliveries will occur every one or two weeks.• Due to equipment delivery, there may be occasional short road closures along Old Fort Road from Tahltan Road to Gate B.• Highway 29: Construction-related equipment will travel along Highway 29. Visit drivebc.ca for the latest traffic advisories.• Other areas: Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas, using public and resource roads.Equipment• Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. Please stay clear of the work areas.• Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works.Noise and vibration• Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Pile driving may take place near the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands.Other• During noxious weed inventories, crews will travel through areas to capture data. Areas, where herbicide has been applied, will be signposted.• Please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are identified with signage and markings
Los Angeles: Veteran actor Micahel Keaton says the only reason for him to be a part of the live-action reboot of 1941 Disney classic “Dumbo” was the opportunity to reunite with his “Beetlejuice” director Tim Burton. Keaton, who has also worked with Burton on two “Batman” films in the ’90s, said it is always an enriching experience for him to collaborate with the celebrated director. “We worked together three times before. This is the fourth. He’s not only a friend, I also think the experience of working with someone like Tim although there actually is no one like Tim is something most actors would jump at. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “It’s always a really good experience for me to be around that kind of creativity, vision and imagination. When you’re working on a set with Tim, and the people he hires to surround him, you’re reminded of why you do what you do,” Keaton said in a statement. The 67-year-old actor said he was not a “Dumbo aficionado” when he boarded the project. He is playing V A Vandevere, a persuasive entrepreneur who sets his sights on Max Medici’s (Danny DeVito) circus and its newest, miraculous member, Dumbo, a flying elephant. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “Your ears always perk up a little bit when Tim’s name is mentioned… There are certain people, when they call, you really want it to work if you can. There have been opportunities with other great directors where I just couldn’t do it, which was disappointing to say the least. But we slid this into a window and I’m glad. It’s just fun to show up for work and be part of all of this,” Keaton added. “Dumbo”, which also features Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins and Alan Arkin, releases in India on March 29.
New Delhi: Shares of Wadia Group firms tanked up to 10 per cent Tuesday amid media reports that Ness Wadia has been sentenced to a two-year jail term by a court in Japan over alleged possession of drugs. Bombay Dyeing shares plunged 9.78 per cent to close at Rs 112.60 on the BSE. During the day, it tumbled 17.42 per cent to Rs 103.05. Shares of Britannia Industries went down by 2.50 per cent to Rs 2,893.10 and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation fell by 2.40 per cent to close at Rs 1,241.30. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraMeanwhile, the BSE Tuesday sought clarification from the three companies with respect to the news. “Wadia group shares such as Bombay Dyeing, Bombay Burmah, Britannia slipped today as the Wadia Group heir Ness Wadia was sentenced to two years jail in Japan due to possession of drugs,” said Umesh Mehta, head of research, Samco Securities Ltd. Wadia Group scion and co-owner of IPL team Kings XI Punjab, Ness Wadia has been sentenced to a two-year jail term by a court in Japan over alleged possession of drugs, a media report said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe Financial Times reported that Wadia, who was on a skiing holiday, was arrested in early March at New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido after customs officials found 25g of “what appeared to be cannabis resin in his trouser pocket”. Reacting to the report, a Wadia Group spokeperson said Ness Wadia is in India. “The judgement is clear. It is a suspended sentence. Hence, it will not impact Ness Wadia in the discharge of any of his responsibilities and he will continue to play the role that he has done hitherto, both within the Group and outside,” the spokesperson added. Ness Wadia is director in major firms of the Wadia Group, including Bombay Dyeing and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation.
Go back to the e-newsletterFollowing the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in 2015, New Orleans is a city reinvigorated. The 300-year-old Crescent City long ago established itself as one of America’s great cities by creating its own distinctive mark in literature, art, cuisine and – of course – music. Hurricane Katrina could not halt its momentum, instead inspiring a wealth of new ideas that has kept the city’s tourism afloat.In the words of Stephen Perry, President and CEO of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, addressing IPW 2016’s attendees, “Please, relax and allow yourself to be immersed in our unique culture, cuisine, music and laissez-faire spirit … We think you will quickly recognise that you are in a special place, and begin to understand why New Orleans is knows as, “the city that care forgot” and the “Crescent City” among others.“There has never been a better time to experience New Orleans … Thanks to the dedication of locals and visitors alike, New Orleans is experiencing an amazing economic and cultural renaissance. As we prepare for its tricentennial celebration in 2018, our city is bustling with progress and innovation. From the opening of a new airport in 2018, a billion-dollar revitalisation project taking place along the riverfront, to small independent businesses in the historic neighbourhoods of Treme, Bywater, Magazine Street and Faubourg Marigny, business is robust and our joie de vivre has never been more passionate.”Perry likens a visit to New Orleans to a sensory reshuffle: “When you come to New Orleans, its like your molecules rearrange a little bit.”At the IPW 2015 press conference, Perry promised a variety of unique, only-in-New Orleans experiences, “If you haven’t been to New Orleans in the past few years, you’re going to be astonished … It looks different, it feels different. And the great thing about our tours and tour guides is that, instead of ‘normal tours’, in New Orleans you get to do things like take a voodoo tour at midnight, and literary tours to see where Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, great literary artists have written.”Go back to the e-newsletter
Categories: News,Yaroch News State Rep. Jeff Yaroch joined his fellow representatives during a Capitol press conference today, adding to the bipartisan support for an 11-bill package geared toward expanding government transparency.“Government that truly works for the people is also accountable to the people,” said Yaroch, of Richmond. “What we do to help the citizens of Michigan must be open to public review whether you’re the governor, a state senator or a representative from the city of Richmond.”The House legislation seeks to make the executive branch subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) while also creating a disclosure system for the House and Senate called the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA). LORA would keep specific private records exempt, such as a legislator’s communication with a district resident and records involved in an ongoing litigation.The package was assigned to the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee.“We have listened to the public’s call for greater accountability and transparency,” Yaroch said. “I hope to vote on this soon.”### 01Feb Rep. Yaroch keeps promise to be accountable
The first rule of soccer is pretty obvious: don’t use your hands. But soccer’s signature move, heading the ball, can cause a detectable impact on players’ brains. And according to a study published Tuesday in Radiology, female players are more sensitive to the impact than males. The study authors found that female amateur soccer players who frequently head balls showed more white matter brain alterations than their male counterparts. The study included 49 women and 49 men, ages 18 to 50, and examined MRI imaging of players’ brains. Each female player was compared to a male player of a similar age and with other similar characteristics including frequency of heading exposure. Lead author Michael Lipton, a neuroradiologist and neuroscientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, says white matter in the brain can be compared to fiber optic cable, which connects a network of computer. White matter is made up thread-like axon nerve fibers that connect neurons to each other, and their protective covering, myelin. Heading causes these brain tissues to become disorganized, Lipton says. His previous research found that these abnormalities accompany poorer cognitive function associated with memory or attention issues when associated with heading. “The most important finding here is that we see that in women’s brains, actually looking at brain tissue, there seems to be a greater sensitivity to repetitive, very low-level injury relative to men,” he says. An important note about this research, Lipton says, is that it isn’t about concussions. Instead, it’s measuring “sub-concussive injuries,” or repeated impacts that don’t cause any immediate, acknowledged problem for the player, but could be problematic in the long-term.”It’s actually more important to define what’s happening in people that are not yet symptomatic, because that’s where there’s still an opportunity to head off long-term problems,” he says.It’s already known that female soccer players are at a higher risk of concussion than males. Wellington Hsu, a professor of orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University, led a decade-long study of injuries among high school athletes that found this. But the current study gives additional evidence that women are more susceptible to the impact of heading, and shows more areas of women’s brains are susceptible to potential injury than men’s. Hsu, who was not involved in the current study, says while it’s not possible to draw firm conclusions from the study alone, it suggests a path forward for making the sport safer.”What I think this paper may lead to is further research in the preventative mechanisms of concussions, whether or not it’s a brace or a helmet or heading technique or a different way we think about this in men and women,” Hsu says. Women are more likely to report concussion-related symptoms than men, but Lipton says there has been debate over whether women actually are more sensitive or just more likely to speak up. This study confirms that there are changes in the tissue of women’s brains after these repetitive hits from the soccer ball that are different from men in a similar situation. “This is the first time anybody has put a definitive piece of information behind what has been a contentious dispute as to whether women’s brains are intrinsically more sensitive, or whether it’s an artifact of reporting of symptoms,” Lipton says.It’s unclear why women more biologically likely to be affected by repetitive heading. Lipton says it could have to do with sex hormones, or with the fact that women typically having less body and muscle mass than their male counterparts.Thomas Kaminski, a professor of kinesiology and applied physiology at the University of Delaware, who was not involved in the study, says that the differences in these changes in the brain could have to do with neck strength. Women typically have weaker necks and smaller heads than men. Does this research mean women should hang up their cleats forever? Probably not, says Lipton. There are a lot of brain health benefits to getting active, and women are actually okay to head the ball up to a certain point.”We’re not saying that you head the ball and then you’re brain injured,” Lipton says. “The data consistently shows that there seems to be some level of exposure to these repeated impacts which is pretty well tolerated by most people. It’s really a matter of figuring out how much is too much.”Lipton says he hopes to find out if there’s a safe threshold on heading impact for women. The latest FIFA data shows 265 million people play soccer across the globe, and Lipton says, adverse effects when multiplied by that many people “potentially [pose] a huge public health concern.” “The problem isn’t that [soccer is] creating all kinds of vegetative, brain damaged people,” he says. “But what’s the potential benefit of athletics that’s being given up by the effect of this kind of repeated head injury? And is there a way to strike a balance so that people can benefit maximally and not incur the adverse effects?”Kaminski says it would be interesting to take this research one step forward and explore this problem in youth. In the U.S., youth players can start heading the ball at age 11. He thinks it’s worth questioning whether that age cutoff should be older. Parents are faced with the issue of wanting their kids to be active but safe at the same time, he says.”What happens if [children] head the ball ten times, or a hundred times?” he says. “Would you see these changes? Those are the big question marks I have.”Carla Garcia, a Brooklyn resident and participant in the study, has been playing soccer since she was five. Now 52, she says these results probably won’t change the way she plays, but if she were younger, she would consider heading the ball a bit less. She joined the study as a way to give back to the sport she loves — and she even wants to donate her brain to science to help researchers understand brain injuries. “I think it probably over the long term will have an effect on the way that younger women and younger people play, and I got involved for that reason,” she says. “I thought that Dr. Lipton and his colleagues could find the way to make it safer for kids to play.”Sara Kiley Watson is NPR’s Science desk intern. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Even as it faces setbacks with its high-flying drone, Facebook is looking toward other efforts to beam internet from the sky to under-connected areas of the world. Next Article 4 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. After Facebook’s Aquila internet-beaming drone crashed during a test flight last year, the company’s engineers realized it would take years before its key strength — the ability to beam internet signals via millimeter wave technology — would be ready.The reasons for the delay are as much regulatory as they are technical, according to Yael Maguire, the head of Facebook’s Connectivity Lab. Speaking at the company’s annual f8 developers conference here on Wednesday, he explained that it could take up to 10 years before Facebook can realize the full potential of the drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 but weighs less than a Toyota Prius. Besides building a reliable plane, the company also has to secure the permits to use the millimeter wave spectrum that will connect it to the ground.So even as the Connectivity Lab forges ahead on the drone project — it is still testing Aquila prototypes, one of which was on display here (above) — it is turning towards other rapid-deployment aeronautical innovations that could help connect more of the 4.1 billion people who Maguire claims don’t have reliable internet access.One of them, nicknamed “Tether-tenna,” is a small autonomous helicopter equipped with a tether to a fiber line that can stay aloft for more than a day. It’s one of a few tools in Facebook’s arsenal to solve the problem that Google, Verizon and other companies have experienced in their fiber buildouts: delivering fiber to individual homes and businesses is incredibly costly and complicated.”Connectivity starts with fiber, but it doesn’t end there,” Maguire said. “Fiber is the backbone,” he explained, but it’s too expensive and takes too long to expect it to deliver fast and reliable internet in the rural and remote areas where it’s needed most. So the idea is that those zones will get wireless links to the closest fiber infrastructure via the Tether-tenna, among other wireless bridges.Maguire said the Tether-tenna is “just a few years out” from commercial deployment, unlike the 10 years that Aquila will take. It will complement the previously announced Terragraph project, which aims to bring low-cost, ground-based antennas to the rural areas of developing nations. If a Terragraph-served area is affected by a flood or other natural disaster, for instance, the Tether-tenna could quickly step in to fill the void created by the damaged antennas or other internet infrastructure.Of course, flying helicopters (even pilot-less ones tethered to the ground) costs much more than flying a fixed-wing craft like the Aquila. Maguire claimed that the Terra-tenna and other projects will improve the price, performance and speed of internet connections, but one thing Facebook hasn’t talked much about in its infrastructure unveilings is the profitability of its designs, other than to say they’re part of the company’s general mission to connect more people to the internet.And even as Facebook continues to experiment with planes, helicopters and Terragraph (which is now in testing mode here in San Jose, just a few blocks from where Maguire was speaking), it still cannot avoid the need to build more fiber. So it is doing that, too: a recently announced project in Uganda involves building a 448-mile fiber line to provide backhaul connectivity covering more than 3 million people.But perhaps more than any technical or regulatory challenge, the company’s mission to deliver better internet access to underserved areas is also threatened by broader social and economic factors. By some estimates, more than two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, up from just over half today. So many of those 4.1 billion people without access will simply move to better-connected urban areas over the next 10 years, before Aquila and Terra-tenna get the chance to really soar. Tom Brant News reporter This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now » Add to Queue Facebook Really Wants to Beam Internet From Planes April 20, 2017 Facebook Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business –shares Image credit: via PC Mag
Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Erin Andrews Reportedly Reaches Settlement With Nashville Marriott Owner April 25, 2016 2 min read SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 06: Sportscaster Erin Andrews attends DirecTV Super Saturday Night Co-hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV at Pier 70 on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Next Article Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. This story originally appeared on Reuters Television personality Erin Andrews has reached a settlement with the owner and operator of the Nashville hotel where a nude video of her that went viral was secretly recorded, according to media reports on Monday.Terms of the agreement are confidential and the matter is now over, according to newspaper the Tennessean, the ABC TV affiliate in Nashville and E! News — all of which cited Andrews’ lawyer. He could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters.A jury in March found the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University liable for the video and awarded Andrews $55 million in damages to be paid by the hotel and the man who shot the video.The settlement was reached hours before lawyers were expected to return to court for an issue that could have left the hotel companies paying more, the Tennessean reported.Andrews sued the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University over a 2008 video taken by a stalker in an adjoining room and posted on the Internet in 2009. Andrews, a Fox Sports personality who formerly worked for ESPN, had sought $75 million in damages.The video was taken by Michael David Barrett, who pleaded guilty in 2009 to stalking Andrews and making the video. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison.Barrett asked the hotel to put him in a room next to Andrews’ after an employee confirmed that she was staying there on a certain date. He rigged a peephole to shoot the video of Andrews while she was changing.The parties who were found liable were West End Hotel Partners, the investment group that owned the Nashville Marriott, and the operating company of the hotel at the time, Windsor Capital Group. Marriott International Inc. was originally named in Andrews’ lawsuit, but the judge removed it.The jury found that the hotel is liable for 49 percent of the $55 million in damages, or $26.95 million, while Barrett is liable for 51 percent of the damages, equivalent to $28.05 million.(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Editing by Matthew Lewis) Image credit: (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for DirecTV Reuters 37shares erin andrews Add to Queue Enroll Now for $5
The sensor can also be used in agriculture research to monitor the root tip growth under high-salinity environments.”This might shed more light for salt-tolerant crop research,” Dr Pei said. Source:University of AdelaideJournal reference:Pei, J.V. et al. (2019) Development of a Photoswitchable Lithium-Sensitive Probe to Analyze Nonselective Cation Channel Activity in Migrating Cancer Cells. Molecular Pharmacology. doi.org/10.1124/mol.118.115428. Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 22 2019A new fluorescent sensor developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide can detect migrating cancer cells and could be used to target medication to stop metastasis in aggressive cancers.Metastasis – the uncontrolled migration of cancer cells which creates new tumours at different locations in the body – is a major cause of cancer-related deaths.Research at the University of Adelaide has shown mammalian proteins known as ‘aquaporins’ are essential for enabling rapid migration in certain classes of aggressive cancer cells.Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) facilitates movement of water and small solutes like ions across membranes. The levels of AQP1 in cancers rise as the severity of the disease worsens.Related StoriesStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessarySugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerThe new photoswitchable ion probe was developed by University of Adelaide researchers from the Adelaide Medical School, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.It allows real-time imaging of AQP1 function in living cells as they move, creating a new capability for streamlined drug discovery for these channels using optical screening.Postdoctoral researcher Dr Victor Pei, from The Aquaporin Physiology & Drug Discovery Laboratory at The University of Adelaide, said the discovery was applicable to many types of cancer, especially aggressive types like lung, bowel and brain cancers. This valuable tool will enable the possibility to screen drugs targeting AQP1 in a fast-paced way.We are currently developing a fast and efficient drug screening method by incorporating the new sensor. By using this method we can screen hundreds and thousands of drugs and identify potential drugs that might slow down cancer cell migration.We have already made significant progress in developing our drug screening method. At the same time, we also have designed a library of novel drug candidates ready to be screened using this method.”Postdoctoral Researcher Dr Victor Pei, The Aquaporin Physiology & Drug Discovery Laboratory, The University of Adelaide
Fast growth at its US mobile unit should help boost earnings in 2018, Deutsche Telekom said Wednesday Citation: Deutsche Telekom confident after Q1 profit bump (2018, May 9) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-deutsche-telekom-confident-q1-profit.html © 2018 AFP Deutsche Telekom rings up big profits thanks to US tax reform Germany’s Deutsche Telekom lifted its earnings forecast for 2018 on Wednesday as it presented first-quarter results, saying fast growth especially in US arm T-Mobile would juice its operating income. 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. Net profit at the firm increased 32.8 percent year-on-year between January and March, to 992 million euros ($1.2 billion).The group reported falling revenues, down 3.9 percent at 17.9 billion euros, as currency headwinds from the strong euro clouded the growth picture.Operating, or underlying profit also fell 11.6 percent, to 5.3 billion euros.Nevertheless, “we will remain on course for success in 2018,” chief executive Tim Hoettges said, pointing to Telekom’s “unique” growth and slightly increasing the group’s annual forecast for adjusted operating profit to 23.3 billion euros.In the first quarter, the former state telecoms provider passed a milestone of 10 million German customers connected to the internet via its fibre-optic lines.And Telekom booked continuing growth at carrier T-Mobile US, with 1.4 million net new customers and a double-digit year-on-year increase in adjusted operating profit.But it offered was no new information about its proposed merger of the unit with competitor Sprint, which would combine the third- and fourth-largest mobile operators in America. Analysts and observers fear the tie-up could be blocked by US antitrust regulators. Explore further
Illustration of Tonn’s new antenna. Credit: Troy Carter/TechLink On New Year’s Day, 2019, Navy engineer David A. Tonn received his twenty-eighth U.S. patent, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 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. Patent talk: Wireless charging using Wi-Fi routers Titled “Dual Mode Slotted Monopole Antenna,” the novel antenna design could soon be connecting your cell phone to the internet. (U.S. Patent 10,170,841)Slotted antennas are commonly used in telecommunication towers and television broadcast antennas. Unlike a standard antenna, the slots allow the antenna to be pointed in a particular direction. The Navy uses these types of antennas for radar applications and communicating with towed sonar buoys.Until now, slotted cylinder antennas have been limited by what’s called a cutoff frequency, beyond which the antenna effectively shorts out. Tonn’s work has successfully given cylinder slot antennas the ability to also act as a monopole antenna beyond the cutoff frequency by “floating” the antenna above the ground plane with a capacitor.Tonn, an expert in maritime antennas at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, tested his design using a 12-inch copper prototype, but the patent notes that it “can be scaled to other portions of the RF spectrum, making it useful in the realm of commercial communications, e.g., digital television, cellular telephone service, etc.”Businesses that want to bring the antenna to market can now acquire it by applying for a patent license from the Navy. Under the business-friendly umbrella of technology transfer, patent license agreements allow federal laboratories to assign their intellectual property rights to a business or entrepreneur and facilitate access to inventors and technical data.TechLink, a nonprofit organization that specializes in federal technology transfer, helps companies prepare a commercialization plan and patent license application at no charge. Since 1999, TechLink has helped hundreds of companies, large and small, realize commercial success with federal inventions through the development of new and improved products and services. Explore further Citation: Navy engineer gets New Year’s Day patent for dual mode slotted antenna (2019, January 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-navy-year-day-patent-dual.html Provided by TechLink
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Chhattisgarh: Man fined, ordered to throw feast for marrying off son at Arya Samaj templeRamesh Kumar married off his son to a woman of his community at an Arya Samaj temple due to poverty.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:22 IST Ramesh Kumar said that a few people of his community ill-treated him as they were not happy with the wedding. (Photo: ANI)A man in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh was imposed a fine and ordered to organise a feast by a few people of his community after he married off his son at an Arya Samaj temple. The man, identified as Ramesh Kumar of Tumgaon village, belongs to Dhobi community.Ramesh Kumar married off his son to a woman of his community at an Arya Samaj temple due to poverty. He later filed a complaint after a few people from his community harassed him.In his complaint, Ramesh Kumar said that a few people of his community ill-treated him as they were not happy with the wedding. The victim has alleged that he was boycotted from his reason for the same reason.Santosh Singh, SP Mahasamund, said, “Ramesh Kumar from Tumgaon filed a complaint that a few people of his community ill-treated him as they were not happy with the wedding. They fined him and he was boycotted as well.”An FIR has been registered in connection with the case and an investigation is underway.Also Read | Unity march in Hauz Qazi as temple gets new statuesAlso Read | Make law that allows having only 2 children: Giriraj SinghFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Next