17 Oct

Coroners inquest called into death of BC RCMP officer in Taser case

first_imgVICTORIA – A coroner’s inquest will be held into the suicide of an RCMP officer who was in charge of media relations in British Columbia when Robert Dziekanski was fatally stunned with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport.Pierre Lemaitre was 55 years old and a sergeant with the Mounties when he died by suicide at his home in Abbotsford in July 2013.At the time, Lemaitre was posted to the RCMP’s traffic services division but he had been the officer in charge of RCMP media relations when Dziekanski was shocked with a Taser in October 2007.Lemaitre’s initial accounts described Dziekanski as being distraught and behaving irrationally, adding that RCMP officers used two bursts of the Taser to immobilize him.Video later surfaced that appeared to contradict those accounts and an inquiry into Dziekanski’s death was told that Lemaitre had watched portions of the video before issuing the first news release about the incident.The B.C. Coroners Service said the inquest into Lemaitre’s death will begin Nov. 19 in Burnaby.Coroners Service spokesman Andy Watson said the issues of post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health in the workplace have been the subject of public discussion lately.“I think in this case after reviewing the information from the coroner’s investigation, the chief coroner directed this inquest so there is an opportunity to review the circumstances of Mr. Lemaitre’s death and to explore whether there are opportunities for a fact finding jury to make recommendations that might prevent deaths in similar circumstances,” he said.last_img read more

15 Oct

CALGARYBASED CBC WEBSERIES MINGS DYNASTY EXPLORES HIPHOP CHINESE FOOD AND THE JOURNEY

first_imgAntony Hall and Calwyn Shurgold in Ming’s Dynasty. Courtesy, CBC Gem. Advertisement Advertisement He probably never anticipated that he would eventually turn his experiences into a comedic webseries that would return him to his home province in a big way. Ming’s Dynasty, which is currently streaming on CBC Gem, is more of a funhouse-mirror reflection of Hall’s experiences. But shooting it did return him to his Alberta home, including at least one day in his old stomping grounds of Coaldale. That’s where his family’s restaurant, which is called Ming’s Garden and is now run by a cousin, remains a going concern as the town’s only place for Chinese cuisine.Co-created with actor-comedian Calwyn Shurgold and writer Julian De Zotti, the series follows the misadventures of two would-be rappers with big dreams and little success. Young Riesling (Hall) and Whyte Wyne (Shurgold) are trying their best to make a dent in Toronto’s hip-hop scene when the former gets a frantic call from his mother. It seems Young Riesling’s father has had a stroke and he is needed back home to run the family business. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Five years ago, Antony Hall left Alberta for Toronto.It was a career move. Hall grew up in Lethbridge but had spent much of his formative years working in his father’s Chinese restaurant a few kilometres east in the small town of Coaldale. In 2010, he left to study theatre at MacEwan University. Four years later, the Big Smoke was calling.“I decided to take everything I had and give it a proper shot of trying to be an actor and comedian,” says Hall. “I figured Toronto was probably the best place. I had friends and classmates I went to theatre school with who were also looking to make the move. So we all decided to come here together.” Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

12 Oct

Top UN envoy to Afghanistan welcomes August election date

4 March 2009The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today welcomed the decision by the country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) reaffirming 20 August as the date of the 2009 presidential and provincial council elections, stressing that this will allow time for the necessary preparations for the polls. “This date will provide the time needed for the IEC with the support of the international community to make practical and logistical preparations, for candidates to campaign, and for Afghan and international forces to provide security,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Kai Eide, said in a statement issued in Kabul.The decision by the Commission comes just days after Afghan President Hamid Karzai reportedly called for the elections to be moved up to April.Mr. Eide, who also heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said the holding of elections is of paramount importance for consolidating democracy in the country. “Therefore, I emphasize the need for broad consensus so that the election process can move forward in a way that ensures the political stability of the country and the legitimacy of its institutions.”The Special Representative also stressed the need for the elections to be transparent and credible, noting the shared responsibility of Afghan authorities and the international community to this end. Pledging that the UN will do its utmost to contribute to this effort, Mr. Eide said he will continue to meet Afghan political leaders in the coming days “with a view to achieving national consensus for these elections to take place in a credible and organized way.” read more

7 Oct

UK bans cream cheese ad because of dopey dad stereotype

LONDON — An advertisement for cream cheese showing distracted dads leaving babies on a conveyer belt has been banned in Britain under new rules against harmful gender stereotypes.The Advertising Standards Authority says the ad for Philadelphia cream cheese “relied on the stereotype that men were unable to care for children as well as women and implied that the fathers had failed to look after the children properly because of their gender.”Parent company Mondelez U.K. said it was “extremely disappointed” with the decision.The watchdog also banned a Volkswagen ad that showed men doing adventurous things and a woman sitting on a bench beside a baby buggy.Wednesday’s rulings are the first under rules barring “gender stereotypes which are likely to cause harm or serious or widespread offence.”The Associated Press read more

4 Oct

Ontario Chamber of Commerce rips federal government over Ring of Fire funding

Ontario Chamber of Commerce rips federal government over Ring of Fire funding OTTAWA – The Ring of Fire mineral region is no closer to development than it was a year ago, says an Ontario Chamber of Commerce report card that gives the federal government an F for not making it a “national economic development priority.”The chamber’s 35-page study blames both the provincial Liberal government and the federal Conservatives, who have argued publicly over infrastructure needs in the remote region of the James Bay lowlands.The Ring of Fire holds one of the world’s richest chromite deposits as well as nickel, copper and platinum, which have been variously valued at anywhere from $30 billion to $60 billion.However, years of delay have “soured” public perceptions of the region as a viable economic investment, says the chamber report.“Without significant progress over the next year, we risk lapsing into a self-fulfilling prophecy — that is, the lack of momentum will contribute to fatalism and a long-term dampening of investor sentiment in this opportunity,” states the study.The report cites the absence of an agreement with First Nations, problems with issuing permits and Ottawa’s reluctance to commit federal funding as the most significant barriers to development.The province has earmarked $1 billion for infrastructure, including a transport corridor and hydro, but the chamber says the federal government should be matching those dollars.Ottawa and the province did commit last week to each spend almost $400,000 on a feasibility study for a year-round transportation corridor that would link several First Nations communities to the TransCanada highway and open the region to mining operations.“We will continue supporting the province’s efforts to develop the Ring of Fire,” a spokesman for federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said in an email Tuesday.Chris McCluskey said both levels of government have agreed to further co-operation “with a particular focus on specific, tangible infrastructure projects to support extractive activities and access to remote communities.”Follow @bcheadle on Twitter by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 10, 2015 4:57 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

2 Oct

Ohio State working hard during bye week to prepare for Cincinnati Bearcats

OSU coach Urban Meyer sings ‘Carmen Ohio’ with redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) and redshirt-junior offensive lineman Antonio Underwood (73) after the Buckeyes’ 66-0 win against Kent State on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorThe national perception of a bye week in football seems to be that teams will rest and enjoy some time away from the game.Ohio State is not one of those teams.Coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday during the Big Ten conference call that his team will not be taking much time off during its bye week following a 66-0 win against Kent State on Saturday.“Last Tuesday I made a decision during practice — we went 55 plays on a Tuesday, which normally, you don’t do,” Meyer said. “We have to get these guys game reps. From our starting quarterback to our starting right guard, to our two tailbacks, they are all new players. A handful of receivers, we have to just get them as many reps as we can.”One of those players is redshirt-freshman offensive lineman Billy Price, who said following Saturday’s game against Kent State that although the Buckeyes improved from their loss to Virginia Tech, they still have some improvements to make.“Nothing is going to be given to us, and we just wanted to come in and do our job,” Price said Saturday. “We have to get better as a whole. From this week to last week, I think we got better and we need to keep focusing on building.”Another freshman, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, said after the win against the Golden Flashes that because he prepares hard in practice, he is becoming more in tune with the Buckeyes’ defensive playbook.“I practice hard for the games during the week so the game will be easy,” McMillan said. “I learned from what the guys around me are doing, so I feel like I can play more loose now.”Not only will the players be full-go this week, but Meyer said the coaches will be as well.“Our staff — I gave them Sunday off but we are back at it full speed, on the road all day yesterday and we are back at it,” Meyer said. “We will give them Saturday off next week (Sept.20). Other than that, we are full speed ahead, getting ready to go.”Meyer said the two question marks he had going into the season still remain, and that the Buckeyes will need to improve in those areas during the bye week.“The same two concerns I had going into the season are still there: pass defense and offensive line play,” Meyer said. “The offensive line is getting very close, they played very well Saturday, but we still have an obligation to get the five best guys in there. We are still not quite sure. This week is going to be important.”Meyer also stressed the pass defense, especially after watching Cincinnati dismantle Toledo through the air last week as Bearcat redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel threw for 418 yards and six touchdowns in a 58-34 win against the Rockets.“I watched them live Friday night on TV. I was kind of like most of the country, like ‘woah,’” Meyer said. “It was one of those — I thought it was going to be one of the 50-0 and that kid was going to throw for 500 yards.”Meyer, who is a Cincinnati alumnus, said he expects the game against the Bearcats to be a competitive one.“It is exactly what I saw on film, what I saw on TV Friday night,” Meyer said of the Bearcats. “Excellent quarterback, with very good receivers, good protection, athletic defens. They gave up some yards, but they will be better than that so this is a big game for us.”Meyer has faced his alma mater once before as the coach for the Florida Gators in the 2010 Sugar Bowl, a game that his team won handily, 51-24.Although Meyer has defeated Cincinnati, he has yet to defeat its coach, Tommy Tuberville.Tuberville, who was the coach at Auburn from 1999 to 2008, faced Meyer twice when both coached in the Southeastern Conference. Tuberville won back-to-back games against Meyer in 2006 and 2007.Tuberville’s teams were the lower-ranked team in both games.The Buckeyes are set to take on the Bearcats on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in Ohio Stadium following the bye week. read more

22 Sep

CHAMPIONS IN SERIES Rhein Neckar Lowen simply too weak in Skopje

The reigning EHF Champions League winners – RK Vardar Skopje are on the way of repeating the same success – winning the Preliminary Round group which gives direct qualification to quarter-final. Team of Raul Gonzales showed great performance once again in front of home fans in which Rhein Neckar Lowen 30:26 (17:13) couldn’t endangered them.Macedonians are now four points ahead of German champions, which makes their position in the race for the first place more comfortable.Vardar Skopje – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 30:26 (17:13)HC Vardar: Sterbik, Milic; Stoilov (3), Nedanovski, Popovski, Kristopans (5), Maqueda, Karacic (3), Abutovic, Canellas (1), Cupic (6/4), Dibirov (3), Shishkarev (1), Borozan (7), Vojvodic, Marsenic (1)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (5/2), Bliznac, Sigurdsson (4), Radivojevic (4), Baena (5), Tollbring (1), Rnic, Mensah (1), Pekeler (2), Groetzki, Reinkind (2), Taleski, Guardiola, Petersson (2)STANDINGS: 6.Kristianstad7115179:2143 ← Previous Story Aalborg close to surprise in Kielce Next Story → PSG Handball sent message, Omeyer: Defense was perfect 1.Vardar8710219:18815 7.PPD Zagreb7025169:2042 5.Szeged7313210:2007 4.Nantes7412203:1959 PHOTO: , Mandatory Credit ©SEHA/ Uroš Hočevar 2.Rhein-Neckar8431240:21711 Rhein Neckar LowenRK Vardar Skopje 8.Wisla Plock7016188:2121 3.Barcelona7421212:19010 read more

19 Sep

WSU Vancouver invites prospective students

first_imgVancouver – Washington State University Vancouver will host a preview day featuring the school’s offerings at 1 p.m. April 1.The seminar will provide a campus overview, admission requirements and details on how to apply.There will also be representatives from student organizations and student ambassadors who can talk about campus life and other college services.A workshop, A-Z Paying for College, will cover loans, grants, waivers and scholarships. Financial aid experts will also be available to answer questions.The seminar is in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110, at WSU’s campus at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.Parking is free on campus on weekends. A campus map is at vancouver.wsu.edu/map.last_img read more

12 Sep

Tom Waits Tracy Chapman NWA Among 2018 Songwriters Hall Nominees

first_imgTo qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Six songwriters, or songwriting duos, will be honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s annual awards gala on June 24, 2018, in New York. Songwriting Prompts: Help Yourself Write Better And Faster News Six songwriters to be selected and inducted at gala in New York in June 2018Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 8:09 am The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 nominees, a list representing a catalog of seemingly countless hits, from country classics, reggae jams and iconic rap to pop gems, R&B anthems and more.The class of nominees includes GRAMMY-winning songwriters Tracy Chapman (“Give Me One Reason”), Alan Jackson (“Don’t Rock The Jukebox”), Tom Waits (“Downtown Train”), Kool & The Gang (“Celebration”), Tom T. Hall (“Little Bitty”), and Jimmy Cliff (“The Harder They Come”).Fellow GRAMMY winners Mariah Carey (“Hero”) and the Isley Brothers (“Fight The Power”) are also among the nominees. Also making the nominee list are N.W.A. (“Straight Outta Compton”), Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders, “Back On The Chain Gang”) and Alice Cooper (“Welcome To My Nightmare”).Additionally, several nonperforming songwriters have been recognized as 2018 nominees, including Randy Goodrum, Jermaine Durpri, Maurice Starr, Steve Dorff, and duos Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer.  Email Facebook center_img Twitter Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman, N.W.A. Among 2018 Songwriters Hall Nominees Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2018 Nominees tom-waits-tracy-chapman-nwa-among-2018-songwriters-hall-nomineeslast_img read more

5 Sep

Prince William loses his temper after his exgirlfriend made this Shocking declaration

first_imgPrince William and Kate Middleton attend the Queen’s Birthday Garden Party in BerlinJENS KALAENE/AFP/Getty ImagesPrince William is a Prince with quite the temper it seems. Apparently, Prince William was far from impressed after Kate Middleton and his ex-girlfriend Carly Massy-Birch came face-to-face in an awkward encounter, a biography reveals.Apparently, one of William’s former flames was at the centre of a fiery encounter at a party attended by the royal couple.Carly Massy-Birch was reportedly William’s love interest before he fell for Kate but, even after their break-up, the two remained close as Ms. Massy-Birch lived across the road. In 2011 book “The Making of a Royal Romance” by Katie Nicholl, the royal expert claims how a game of “never have I ever” at a university party provoked a “thunderous” reaction from William.Ms. Nicholl notes that one attendee at the party recalled: “When it was Carly’s turn to play she announced, ‘I’ve never dated two people in this room,’ knowing full well that William was the only one who had because Kate was sitting next to him.”  Prince William takes the hand of his bride Catherine Middleton, now to be known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, followed by Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton as they walk down the aisle inside Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.Getty ImagesWilliam is said to have “shot a thunderous look” at Ms. Massy-Birch before whispering under his breath: “I can’t believe you just said that.”Encounters with an ex are always an awkward affair but it seems like it could be more so when you’re a Royal. Prince William and Kate Middleton have been married for close to a decade now. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge seem very I love even after all this time. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could learn a thing or two from the long married Royal couple. We wish the couple well.last_img read more

5 Sep

Hyderabad horror Woman stripped thrashed for refusing sex with customers

first_imgThe woman alleged that the management of the bar in Begumpet was harassing her to extend sexual favours to the customers.Representational imageIn a gruesome incident, a bar dancer was stripped and brutally assaulted by her colleagues after she refused to engage in paid sexual intercourse with a customer at the pub.The incident happened in Hyderabad’s Begumpet area on Sunday, June 16. “Sometime after her joining, the management of the bar started harassing her to visit customers and perform sexual activities,” a police official was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.Four of her fellow women colleagues dragged her out and stripped her on the Begumpet-Somajiguda road. A man also accompanied them to thrash her.The four women were arrested by Panjagutta police, while the man who is privy to the crime is still on the run, reported a news agency. A police reportedly said that efforts are on to nab the other accused.In her complaint to the police, the woman alleged that the management of the bar in Begumpet was harassing her to extend sexual favours to the customers. When she refused five of her colleagues and including a man stripped and beat her. The victim reportedly said that inebriated customers of the pub came to her rescue.The police were reportedly acting on her complaint. “Recently, the management of the bar started asking her to visit customers and perform sexual activities with them,” Panjagutta police told ANI.The accused have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with the intention of outraging modesty of the woman, for criminal intimidation and for voluntarily causing hurt.The Director General of Police (DGP) Telangana Mahender Reddy has also sought a detailed report of the incident.last_img read more

5 Sep

Prince Harrys inadvertent diss towards brother William Duke of Sussex makes insulting

first_imgPrince Harry and Dr. Jane GoodallThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex Official Instagram (sussexroyal)Meghan Markle’s Vogue issue seems to be more trouble than it was worth. Reportedly, Prince Harry appeared to make a “tactless” jibe directed at Prince William and Kate Middleton in Meghan Markle’s Vogue edition amid an ongoing alleged feud between the royal couples, a commentator claimed.There have been reports of an alleged feud brewing between the couples Cambridge and Sussex. And Prince Harry’s comments in the September issue of Vogue may have only added fuel to the fire. In the interview with Dr. Jane Goodall featured in the issue, Prince Harry stated that he won’t be having more than two children as he is thinking about the environment. Now, it is known that Harry’s elder brother Prince William has three children.Prince Harry’s comments may be construed as a dig at Prince William’s Family planning, maybe even his disregard for the environment.  Meghan MarkleThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex Official Instagram (sussexroyal)Prince Harry said: “I think, weirdly, because of the people that I’ve met and the places that I’ve been fortunate enough to go to, I’ve always had a connection and love for nature…..I view it differently now, without question.”He added: “I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children…”He went on to say that he plans to have a maximum of two children. Now, the brothers have been growing apart for a while now. But they have always supported each other and refrained from snide remarks. Not that Prince Harry’s remarks are snide, far from it, in fact. But the public could see it as a lack of unity between the two Royal couples. We hope that Prince Harry and Prince William are able to put aside their differences and work together.last_img read more

3 Sep

Minni tells father she said what police wanted

first_imgAysha Siddika Minni. File PhotoThe main witness in the Rifat Sharif murder case, Aysha Siddika Minni, also wife of Rifat, told her father that she was coerced by police into making a confessional statement.The police officials also threatened her with a fresh 10-day remand if she failed to oblige, alleged Aysha’s father Mozammel Hossain, quoting her. Mozammel revealed this to newsmen on Saturday after meeting his daughter at the gate of Barguna district jail.Meanwhile, Rifat Farazi, one of the main accused in the murder of the Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, has confessed to his involvement with the crime to Barguna senior judicial magistrate Md Sirajul Islam Gazi on Saturday, said the case’s investigation officer Humayun Kabir.Rifat Farazi was the 14th accused who made the confessional statement after the completion of his second spell of remand.Rifat Farazi has become the main accused as the prime accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond was killed in what police called a gunfight with them on 2 July.On 26 June, Rifat Sharif was hacked to death in broad daylight in front of Barguna Government College.The following day, the victim’s father Abdul Halim Sharif filed a lawsuit with Barguna police station against 12. Besides, four-five other unnamed people also were made accused in the case.Police arrested Rifat Farazi on the night of 2 July, the day Nayan Bond was killed in the alleged gunfight.Rifat Farazi is the son of the brother-in-law of Barguna zila parishad chairman Delwar Hossain.Rifat’s younger brother Rishan Farazi has also been arrested in connection with the case.last_img read more

1 Sep

MovieBob Reviews COCO 2017

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Is Coco good?Very good.What’s it about?The story concerns a Mexican boy named Miguel Rivera who dreams of being a musician but faces fierce opposition from his extended family, a generational collective of shoemakers who disdain and forbid all music owing to having been founded by an iron-willed matriarch. The footwear entrepreneurship found salvation after her husband left home to become a musician himself and never returned. Through a series of plot complications, Miguel comes to believe that his absentee great-great grandfather is actually Ernesto de la Cruz, a celebrity musician who famously died young. And in attempting to prove this, finds himself trapped by a curse in the Afterlife during Dia de Los Muertos; the Mexican holiday wherein passage between the living and dead worlds is traversable under certain circumstances.So it’s similar to The Book of Life from a few years ago?Only very broadly. Apart from both using supernatural characters rendered in the style of Dia de los Muertos decorations the two aren’t actually very similar. Whereas Book of Life was very much about its supernatural mythology, Coco ends up being an intimate family drama where – apart from the sight gags and otherworldly adventure business, obviously – the afterlife plot device is ultimately a way to tell a story about a kid confronting his own family history in literal terms.How so?Once crossed-over, Miguel is quickly discovered there by the skeletal spirits of his ancestors, who are able to send him back but want to do so with the condition that he foreswear his musical ambitions. So he embarks on a quest to find de la Cruz, whom he believes can be more helpful in that regard – enlisting help from a skeleton hustler named Hector who has an agenda of his own.I heard there was some controversy here?At one point it was going to be called “Dia de los Muertos,” and Disney filed a copyright for the title. Obviously, this did not go over well at all with people in Mexico and throughout Latin America who’ve been celebrating the Holiday for several centuries. Disney eventually reversed course.What sets it apart from other animated movies this year?The decisive grounding in Mexican popular culture and folklore gives all of the proceedings a refreshing sense of identity apart from prior variations on the same kind of story. It’s not just a matter of Disney/Pixar borrowing a setting and a culturally-specific holiday, the storyline and Miguel’s journey through it allows for what’s effectively a walking tour of Mexico’s lasting contributions to art, music, movies sports and popular culture… but in a way that feels genuine and “lived” as opposed to just grabbing the well-known stuff – including some surprise cameos (sort of) by the Afterlife versions of historical figures I… can safely say I never expected to see in a Disney movie.How does it compare to other recent Pixar movies?At this point I feel like we’re reaching the point where comparing each new Pixar movie to where it might fit into the “canon” with the others has become kind of a pointless exercise – I mean, this isn’t some small artisanal operation anymore, if it ever was one… but for what it’s worth I’d say Coco is easily the best since Inside Out even though I didn’t have any real issue with Finding Dory or Cars 3. What IS kind of nice is that it feels like the first Western animated movie in forever that doesn’t feel like the need to merchandise played a strong role in the production. I’m sure there WILL be merchandise, and I don’t have anything against that per-say, it’s just a refreshing change to see something and NOT immediately be able to pick out which supporting character is trying to be this year’s Minions.Is this one of those Pixar movies that will make me cry?I did.center_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ last_img read more

31 Aug

Genome sequencing shows baleen whales intermingled more than thought

first_img Journal information: Science Advances More information: Whole-genome sequencing of the blue whale and other rorquals finds signatures for introgressive gene flow, Science Advances  04 Apr 2018: Vol. 4, no. 4, eaap9873 , DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aap9873AbstractReconstructing the evolution of baleen whales (Mysticeti) has been problematic because morphological and genetic analyses have produced different scenarios. This might be caused by genomic admixture that may have taken place among some rorquals. We present the genomes of six whales, including the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), to reconstruct a species tree of baleen whales and to identify phylogenetic conflicts. Evolutionary multilocus analyses of 34,192 genome fragments reveal a fast radiation of rorquals at 10.5 to 7.5 million years ago coinciding with oceanic circulation shifts. The evolutionarily enigmatic gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) is placed among rorquals, and the blue whale genome shows a high degree of heterozygosity. The nearly equal frequency of conflicting gene trees suggests that speciation of rorqual evolution occurred under gene flow, which is best depicted by evolutionary networks. Especially in marine environments, sympatric speciation might be common; our results raise questions about how genetic divergence can be established. Baleen whales do not have teeth—instead, they have a baleen, consisting of plates of whalebone in the mouth that strain plankton from seawater. Baleen whales include blue, gray, right humpback, rorquals and several others. Because they live in the vast ocean, it is difficult to study whales—scientists have to rely on dead carcasses and the occasional sample taken from a whale when it passes near a research vessel. This has resulted in limited knowledge regarding their biology and evolutionary history. In this new effort, the researchers focused on the history of baleen whales. They obtained six samples from baleens that had been darted and from dead animals, and subjected them to genomic sequencing to learn more about their past.The researchers soon realized that the history of baleens was far more complicated than thought—so complicated that they were averse to describing their evolution as depicting a family tree, instead preferring to call it a network. This is, they report, because of extensive interbreeding. This was surprising, they note, because of the huge differences in size between different baleens. Blue whales, the largest animal ever to exist on Earth, for example, mixed with the sei, the third largest of all whales, but which is nonetheless dwarfed by the enormous blue. The team reports that they were also able to see that the North Atlantic right whales and bowhead whales had become separate species approximately 28 million years ago. A team of researchers with members from Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, and Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and the University of Lund, in Sweden has found that genetic ties between baleen whales are far more complicated than previously thought. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes their study of the whales using genome sequencing and what they found by doing so. Ancient whales were predators not gentle giants Finwhale. Credit: Florian Schulz The researchers note that many of the species appeared to evolve to their current state due more to personal tastes, rather than location or geography, which is more often the case with land animals. A taste for tiny creatures obviously drove the evolution of the baleen in general, they add, but differences in which prey they fancied appeared to be the driving factor in the development of shape and size differences.center_img Explore further © 2018 Phys.org Citation: Genome sequencing shows baleen whales intermingled more than thought (2018, April 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-genome-sequencing-baleen-whales-intermingled.html Bluewhale. Credit: Florian Schulz 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

29 Aug

Bing warns that VLC site may be dangerous

first_imgBing warns that VLC site may be dangerous by Martin Brinkmann on November 29, 2018 in Internet – 50 commentsMicrosoft’s Bing search engine classifies the official site of the media player VLC as a site that might be dangerous currently.While you may type https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ directly to open the site in your browser of choice, many users use search engines for that. It is understandable in the case of VLC Media Player as the URL of the project is not https://www.videolan.org/ and that is somewhat harder to remember.A search for VLC on Bing returns the official VLC Media Player project website as the first result; while that is great, hovering over the link without clicking on it throws a warning overlay.Bing states that the “site might be dangerous” and that continuing on to the site could lead users to malicious software that could harm the devices they use.The report comes from Bing Site Safety, a security feature that Microsoft added to Bing to check sites in the index regularly.Note: Bing won’t display the safety notification if the width in the browser is small; that’s quite the issue in itself.The Bing Site Safety Report for the Videolan website provides details: the “URL is currently classified as suspicious due to the following detection types: Indications of malicious activity.”Microsoft’s scanned the site on November 27, 2018 for the last time and detected suspicious content during that scan.Bing does not provide additional information on the indicators of malicious activity that it detected.A quick scan of the URL on Virustotal returned only clean readings from all major antivirus engines. A download of the latest VLC Media Player for Windows, VLC 3.0.4 64-bit, went through without issues; Windows Defender did not block the program from being downloaded to the local system.A scan of the installer on Virustotal returned one hit — Yandex — out of 62 engines. It is unclear whether that is related to the warning or if the installer itself made Bing flag the site or something else.The most likely explanation is a false positive. VideoLAN checked the binary and it has not changed and is still signed correctly.Now You: What is your take on this? (via Born)SummaryArticle NameBing warns that VLC site may be dangerousDescriptionMicrosoft’s Bing search engine classifies the official site of the media player VLC as a site that might be dangerous currently.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

27 Aug

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first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more April 22, 2011 – Healthcare providers in Russia can now offer women mammography with the market’s lowest radiation dose. This opportunity is a result of the Russian authorities’ approval of Sectra’s digital mammography system, Sectra MicroDose Mammography.With its 140 million inhabitants, Russia has around 6,000 hospitals and clinics. Half of these perform mammography, and a very small number of them use digital mammography. “The market for high-quality healthcare, as well as the general focus on cancer care and prevention, is gradually increasing in Russia,” says Jesper Söderqvist, president of Sectra’s mammography operation. “We believe that the timing is right for entering this market with our unique low dose system.”Mammography screening is the best method for early breast cancer detection. Breast tissue is sensitive to radiation, and it is therefore crucial that the dose is as low as possible. This is especially important in mammography screening, which involves examination of a large number of healthy women. With superior image quality, the company’s mammography system, Sectra MicroDose Mammography, generates the lowest dose of radiation of all of the systems offered on the market. The company’s photon-counting detector technology is key to the significant reduction of radiation dose while retaining the very high image quality needed in mammography images.The system is installed in 18 European countries, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.For more information: www.sectra.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Related Content News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | April 22, 2011 Low-Dose Mammography System Approved in Russia News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. read morelast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Aug 14, 2018 8:10 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 14, 2018 at 8:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Southern Charm’ star to quit show amid rape allegations CHARLESTON, S.C. – An original cast member on the Bravo reality TV show “Southern Charm” has announced he’s quitting amid rape allegations.News outlets report Thomas Ravenel tweeted Tuesday that he’s not doing the show anymore, saying the show took advantage of him. The move by the 56-year-old former South Carolina State Treasurer comes amid an investigation into multiple rape allegations against him.He has denied the allegations and is being investigated by Charleston police and the show’s production company, Haymaker. Ravenel said in the tweet that he “decided I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back.”Ravenel has been one of the show’s main cast members since it started in 2014. He resigned as treasurer in 2007 after being indicted on federal drug charges.last_img read more

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