CUI expands USB product line with USB Type C connectors

first_img Continue Reading Previous TI: op amp and comparators reduce overall system footprint in IoTNext ACCES I/O: software selectable USB multifunction analog I/O modules with speeds up to 1MHz CUI’s Interconnect Group announced the addition of USB Type C connectors to its USB product family. The UJ31 receptacle connector series and UP31 plug connector series conform to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard that supports data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps and power delivery up to 100 W at 20 V. With a reversible connector interface for simple and reliable mating, these USB Type C connectors provide designers with a compact, versatile solution for a variety of I/O applications in consumer and portable electronic devices, including high volume storage products, digital audio devices, and mobile computing equipment.The UJ31 and UP31 series come available in vertical and horizontal orientations with mid mount SMT, cable mount, and SMT mounting styles. All models support 5 A current ratings for faster power charging, are reflow solder compatible, and offer high durability up to 10,000 mating cycles. These USB Type C connectors also carry operating temperature ranges up to -30 to +85°C and comply with the UL94V-0 flammability rating.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit’s Thoughts On The AP Preseason Top 25

first_imgKirk Herbstreit talking on ESPN.ESPN’s top college football analyst has shared his thoughts on the AP preseason top 25.Kirk Herbstreit appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter this morning to discuss the release of the AP preseason top 25 poll, which you can see here.Here are Herbstreit’s thoughts on the poll:He’s not really surprised with the top five.“I think the one thing that stands out right away is that of the four teams that made the playoff, three are right back up there in the Top 3. I think it tells you a lot of times you’re voting by what happened last season and you’re trying to guess. Keep in mind we haven’t seen any of these teams yet and we’re speculating.”Ohio State at No. 6 might “raise some eyebrows.”“You’re trying to put together a team that can be competitive without knowing anything really. There’s nothing really shocking to me with the Top 5, but Ohio State up at 6 might raise so eyebrows for a lot people because of the losses.”There is parity.“This will be one of those years where there’s a lot of parity and it’ll come down to who’s healthy and who makes the most of their personnel. I don’t think the committee has it in them after 15 weeks of football to vote two teams from one conference. Even if they think they’re in the top four, I don’t see them ever doing that. They’ll be worried about feedback. This might be a year that it might be a valid point, but I don’t think he committee will ever put two teams from one conference in.”A College Football Playoff crasher? Houston. Or Boise State“Houston’s a pick that everybody seems to want to talk about because of last year and I understand that.Greg Ward and that offense is going to score. But if I’m looking at all these teams in (the Group of 5), I’d go with Boise State. They’ll be favored in most of their games after Washington State. Boise State can potentially ruffle some feathers if they beat the Cougs in Week 2.”Who are you picking to win it all this year?last_img read more

Ohio State Responds To Report About Urban Meyer’s Likely Punishment

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is set to learn his punishment stemming from Ohio State’s investigation into his handling of the domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith on Wednesday.Ohio State’s Board of Trustees are meeting at 9 a.m. E.T. on Wednesday. The board was briefed on the findings of the investigation on Monday.The Columbus Dispatch reported on Monday that Urban Meyer’s likely punishment is a suspension, not a firing. And that suspension could include time served.“Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation to university President Michael V. Drake is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board also could opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks,” The Dispatch reported.An Ohio State spokesman responded to The Dispatch’s report about Urban Meyer’s likely punishment late on Monday. The spokesman did not dispute it.“Ohio State spokesman Chris Davey did not dispute what the sources told The Dispatch, but he called their statements ‘reckless,’” Michelle Everhart tweeted.Update: Ohio State spokesman Chris Davey did not dispute what the sources told The Dispatch, but he called their statements “reckless.” Plus more updates:— Michelle Everhart (@meverhart26) August 21, 2018Urban Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since Wednesday, Aug. 1. If he were to be reinstated tomorrow, he would’ve served what ended up being a three-week paid suspension.Ohio State is set to open its season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.last_img read more

DSME Delivers LNG Carrier with Full Reliquefaction System

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: DSME South Korea’s shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has delivered a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with a full re-liquefaction system (FRS).With this achievement, the company now has the technology to construct LNG carriers with either the partial re-liquefaction system (PRS) or the FRS system, which can fully liquefy evaporated gas.Companies are increasingly placing orders for LNG ships with the advanced technology. The shipbuilder said that the majority of orders received so far this year were for vessels with an FRS system.Namely, nine LNG carriers ordered in 2018 will be equipped with a full re-liquefaction system, which would help shipowners cut operating costs by about KRW 8 billion (USD 7.2 million) annually.DSME added that it has the technology to apply the FRS system to an LNG ship powered either by a high-speed ME-GI engine or by a low-speed X-DF dual-fuel engine.As of the end of May, DSME had USD 22.4 billion worth of orders, or 96 ships, in its order backlog.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

ESL Shipping Seals Acquisition of AtoBC Shipping

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ESL Shipping Finnish dry bulk shipping company ESL Shipping has completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of AtoB@C Shipping AB and AtoB@C Holding AB, announced at the end of June.As a result, the company expects its net sales to double from EUR 80 million to approximately EUR 160 million. Based on the calculations using figures from 2017, the cargo volume carried is expected to increase from approximately 11-12 million tonnes to approximately 16-17 million tonnes.As disclosed earlier, the value of the acquired enterprise is EUR 30 million (USD 34.9 million). The  purchase was financed by Aspo’s existing financing reserves, and new shares issued by Aspo Plc, the owner of ESL Shipping.AtoB@C operates 30 vessels in size of 4,000-5,000 tonnes. The company owns six dry cargo vessels in full, and has a share of 49% of two vessels. The other 22 vessels are time-chartered.The combination of vessels will bring ESL Shipping’s fleet to a total of 50 ships, including new LNG-powered ships, with a deadweight capacity of 468,000 tonnes compared to the previous 331,000 tonnes.“Together we form a strong Nordic shipping company that is customer-driven. It has strong shoulders to build future success determinedly,” Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping, commented.” The acquisition will shift ESL Shipping to a new size class and put it in a good position to improve operational efficiency and overall profitability of the shipping company,” says Aki Ojanen, CEO of Aspo Plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESL Shipping, said.last_img read more

Young Quebecers take Ottawa to court in class action over climate change

first_imgMONTREAL — Lawyers representing Quebecers aged 35 and under are in court today trying to convince a judge to allow a class action lawsuit against the federal government for its failure to combat climate change.The class action would be on behalf of Quebec youth, whom lawyers argue are being deprived of a right to a healthy environment and will suffer the effects of global warming more than older generations.A court filing by a well-known Montreal law firm that specializes in class actions alleges the Canadian government is violating the fundamental rights of an entire generation.Notably, the lawyers say their right to life and security is violated as well as their right to equality.If the action is allowed to proceed, lawyers are seeking $100 from the Canadian government for each Quebecer in that age bracket  — with a catch.Because doling out an award estimated at $340 million would be complicated and expensive, the action suggests the money be spent on measures to curb climate change.The goal of the suit is also to obtain a statement that the government has adopted greenhouse gas reduction targets that are dangerous and that it has failed take necessary steps to limit global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

New Report Explores Security Challenges Associated with Return of ISIS Widows

Rabat – A new report has warned against the danger of receiving ISIS widows, pointing out that many of them could still pose serious security threats to their countries of origin or adoption.The report, carried out by a Brussels-based organization for monitoring the return former wives of ISIS fighters, found out that while many of the returning “ISIS brides” are ready to readjust to normal life and forgo of the radical lifestyle they lived under while in ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria, a significant number could still be serious security threats.Among the returnees and prospective returnees monitored in the study are various European nationalities, including 10 Belgians of Moroccan descent, Morocco’s Arabic outlet Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported on September 14. According to the paper, many of these women joined the terrorist group young and impressionable and underwent some radicalization training.While Morocco has not particularly been concerned with the return of ISIS widows, the Al Ahdath Al Maghribia report indicates that dozens of Moroccan women, formerly married to ISIS fighters, are currently living in Kurdish refugee centers in the custody of Kurdish fighters credited with liberating many of the former ISIS strongholds. This means that Morocco, too, should prepare for the challenge of returning ISIS widows, according to the report.The report comes in the wake of hot debates in Europe and the US around the fate of ISIS widows and their children.In the UK, the Shamima Begum case sparked controversy earlier this year.Begum was 15 in February 2015 when she left the UK with three other school girls to join the then Islamic caliphate. Now 19 and a mother of one, the former ISIS bride has expressed remorse for her decision to join the terrorist group and said she wants to return home to the UK to give her son the chance to have a normal life.Opinions were divided in the UK, with some advocating for her return and others arguing for Begum to be stripped of her British citizenship and be denied entrance to the UK. The British government is so far siding with the anti-return camp in the intricate matter of returning ISIS brides.Begum’s story ignited a wave of emotional support in the UK, government critics pointing to the callous decision of refusing return to a young, remorseful mother. Her son has since died; she had several children who have also all died. The most recent was born and died while she was waiting to hear from the Home Office if she could return to the UK.In a similar instance in the US, Hoda Muthana, who left her family and university studies in Alabama to join the terrorist group, has also expressed profound regret for her decision. The former ISIS bride has also begged to return home with her son, but has so far been met with steady refusal from the Trump administration.In its report, the Brussels-based group argued that the number of former ISIS brides poised for normal life and genuinely remorseful for their involvement with ISIS far outweighs that of those that could still be security threats.It recommends that, despite the serious security challenges, countries should receive these former ISIS brides and hold them in rehabilitation or deradicalization centers until they are fully ready to lead normal, radicalization-free lives in the countries to which they choose they return. read more

Incentives could encourage farmers to protect environment says UN agency

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has proposed offering cash payments as an incentive to encourage farmers to use eco-friendly practices, in a bid to protect the environment and address concerns associated with climate change.In its annual publication, The State of Food and Agriculture 2007, FAO notes that hundreds of payment programmes for environmental services are currently being implemented around the world, mainly as part of forest conservation initiatives. “But relatively few programmes for environmental services have targeted farmers and agricultural lands in developing countries,” it adds. “Agriculture employs more people and uses more land and water than any other human activity,” FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf says in the foreword to the report.“It has the potential to degrade the Earth’s land, water, atmosphere and biological resources – or to enhance them – depending on the decisions made by the more than two billion people whose livelihoods depend directly on crops, livestock, fisheries or forests. Ensuring appropriate incentives for these people is essential.”Payments can take different forms as voluntary transactions involving farmers, communities, taxpayers, consumers, corporations and governments, according to FAO. They could be direct payments by governments to producers or indirect transfers, such as consumers paying extra for a cup of shade-grown coffee beans.The agency notes that population growth, rapid economic development, increasing demand for biofuels and climate change are putting environmental resources under pressure throughout the world. One of the important reasons for environmental degradation is the perception that many of nature’s services are free – no one owns them or is rewarded for them and farmers have little incentive to protect them, states FAO. Payments for environmental services represent one way of increasing incentives to adopt improved agricultural practices – and even to offset pollution generated in other sectors.FAO adds that while such measures can ensure that farmers consider the impact of their production decisions on the environment, they are not the best solution in all situations. 15 November 2007The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has proposed offering cash payments as an incentive to encourage farmers to use eco-friendly practices, in a bid to protect the environment and address concerns associated with climate change. read more

UN aid agencies on alert for potential floods in Southern Africa

11 March 2010The United Nations is gathering supplies for some 130,000 people in southern Africa on alert for potential evacuation from flood-risk zones following weeks of torrential rains in northern Mozambique and neighbouring Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Normal to above normal rains have swollen rivers, forcing authorities to discharge water from the Kariba Dam in Zimbabwe and the Cahora Bassa Dam in Mozambique, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported.The Mozambican Government on Tuesday declared a Red Alert, signifying imminent danger. Over the past week, between 50 and 100 millimetres of rainfall was reported in the Northern and Central regions of Mozambique, particularly in areas located on the Zambezi River such as Tete, Manica, Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Inhambane provinces.The UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF) has said the Government and its aid partners have pre-emptively relocated at least 13,000 people displaced people to safe areas.In Zambia, of the 4,800 estimated people living in the affected area, at least 900 have been have been taken to Independence Stadium in northern Lusaka, where the Government has set up temporary shelter.The Ministry of Education there has told local UNICEF officials that some 10 schools in the Lusaka areas are under water. The flooding has already caused a spike in water-borne illnesses in Zambia. At least 900 cases of cholera have been reported, of which 19 were fatal. Governments in Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe are monitoring the situation closely with UN Country Teams and national hydrological agencies, and coordinating with international partners on a response. Given that the rainy season is ending in southern Africa and the situation appears to be under control so far, the probability of further flooding causing a significant humanitarian impact appears to be low, OCHA reported. The rainy season in east Africa is just beginning. Unusually heavy rains in Kenya and Uganda have caused deadly flooding affecting thousands of people in both countries. read more

UN blue helmets to airlift nine orphan gorillas to DR Congo nature

30 March 2010Nine orphan gorillas will start new lives in a nature reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), thanks to assistance from peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in the country, known as MONUC. Nine orphan gorillas will start new lives in a nature reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), thanks to assistance from peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in the country, known as MONUC.Following a request from the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) and the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund, blue helmets will airlift three young primates from Goma, in North Kivu province, and six adolescents from neighbouring Rwanda, to Kasugho, near the Tayna Nature Reserve.Scientists believe that ground transportation would be too difficult and traumatic for the gorillas, and the decision was made to move them by air. They will be accompanied on their trip by veterinarians and other helpers.“Caring for the Earth we all share is not just the job of governments,” said Alan Doss, head of MONUC, who announced the decision to help relocate the gorillas at a conservation awards ceremony yesterday in the capital, Kinshasa.“It requires us to reach across boundaries and do things we would not normally expect to do.”In DRC, Rwanda and Uganda, there are only about 750 Mountain Gorillas and 5,000 Eastern Lowland Gorillas surviving in the wild.“Transferring these animals will help replenish the population and will contribute to restoring an ecosystem that has suffered, just as the human population has suffered from war and violence,” Mr. Doss, who is also the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for DRC, said.Hundreds of thousands of people in North Kivu have been uprooted from their homes by violence in recent years.Last night’s awards ceremony honoured 19 Congolese men and women, eight of whom died last year trying to preserve the DRC’s wildlife and natural resources.The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has reported that nearly 200 park rangers have been killed in the ecologically-rich habitats of the Virungas, an area straddling the DRC-Uganda-Rwanda border, in the past 15 years alone. read more

Three soldiers found dead in Jaffna

Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal Happuarachi said that the army is now investigating incident. The bodies of three soldiers with gun-shot wounds were found in Chavakacheri, Jaffna this morning, the army said.According to the military the soldiers were providing security near the Sri Murugan Hindu Temple in the area last night before their bodies were discovered this morning. (Report by Easwaran Rutnam) UPDATE: The army says it has now been confirmed that one soldier shot two others and then shot himself over a personal dispute. “We can confirm they are dead and that they were shot. But we still don’t know how the incident happened as it was close to midnight when they were in the area,” the military spokesman said.

Following latest clashes in Benghazi Security Council urges dialogue among Libyans

“The Members of the Security Council expressed deep concern about the recent acts of violence in Benghazi which claimed lives of many people and called upon all Libyans to rally around their legitimate institutions, both civilian and military,” the 15-member Council said in a statement released to the press last night.The Council also “encouraged all Libyans to engage with the political process of reconciliation and constitutional reform through peaceful and inclusive means, underpinned by respect for the rule of law.”The statement comes two days after Tarek Mitri, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, briefed the members. Mr. Mitri, who also heads the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), said that managing Libya’s democratic transition is bound to be difficult given the legacy of decades of brutal rule and that the country could benefit from a national political dialogue on the way forward.Muammar al-Qadhafi ruled the North African country for more than 40 years until a pro-democracy uprising in 2011 – similar to the protests in other countries in the Middle East and North Africa – led to civil war and the end of his regime.In today’s statement, the Security Council also called on Libyan authorities “to investigate all violations of human rights and bring the perpetrators of such acts to justice.”They expressed serious concern about the continued arbitrary detentions without access to due process of thousands of persons held outside the authority of the state and called for their immediate release or transfer to detention centres under state authority.The Members also condemned cases of torture and mistreatment observed in illegal detention centres in Libya, and emphasized that practices of torture and extra-judicial killing should not be tolerated. read more

Joe Fletcher reflects on World Cup experience

Joe Fletcher (BAcc ’00) still marvels at the attention he received as an assistant referee on soccer’s biggest stage.For more than four weeks, he was Canada’s connection to the FIFA World Cup.Now that he’s home, Joe Fletcher (BAcc ’00) still marvels at the attention he received as an assistant referee on soccer’s biggest stage.“I’ve always told guys referee-wise, if you ever end up in the media, odds are it’s not going to be good,” the Brock University Goodman co-op alumnus said with a laugh. “If you end up with anything that lasts more than five seconds if you’re an assistant referee, it’s probably really not good. In this case, I guess I was wrong about that. I’m just happy it went well, otherwise I could have come back and it would have been a whole lot worse.”Fletcher worked three games in Brazil. He was on the sidelines for two preliminary games (Greece-Colombia and Spain-Chile) and was on the pitch for France’s 1-0 win over Nigeria in the knockout round of 16.It was a best-case scenario for the 38-year-old accountant.“For a World Cup, there was that feeling of all eyes on you,” he said. “One month every four years everybody kind of goes soccer crazy. I was the only guy there from Canada, and because of that, I probably got a lot more attention than I would under normal circumstances.”That was evident when Fletcher became an Internet celebrity, at least for a couple days, for something he was involved with off the pitch.Prior to the Spain-Chile match, Fletcher went to shake the hand of the FIFA coordinator before the players entered the field.The coordinator shook hands with both captains and left Fletcher hanging before coming back to acknowledge Fletcher, who avoided a potentially awkward moment by smoothly running his right hand over his shaved head.Fletcher and Spain keeper Iker Casillas shared a laugh as the sequence was captured on TV and went viral on social media. That’s as much thought as Fletcher gave it.“We basically got back to the tunnel (after the match) and I got a few messages about it (and was thinking), ‘What the heck are you talking about?’ It registered as a zero on the list of things that I thought about or would have remembered.”Fletcher didn’t get caught up in the spectacle while he was working, but he did enjoy several matches from the seats, including Germany’s 1-0 extra-time win over Argentina in the final.“It was once in a lifetime and I may never get that chance again,” he said. “You always see it on TV, so it was cool to be there live and the energy that was in the crowd. You could almost feel the nerves off of some of the people.”There’s a chance Fletcher could be back for the next World Cup in Russia in 2018. He’s age-eligible, but Fletcher notes that only six of the 20 eligible officials from 2010 worked in Brazil.He’ll continue to work 10-12 Major League Soccer matches per year, among other events, and hopes to stay on Soccer Canada and FIFA’s radar in the coming years.“There’s no right of passage,” he said. “It’s not a gift. It’s back to the drawing board and four more years of work to try to get there again.” read more

Join the discussion with upcoming CPI workshops

If you’re interested in engaging in mindfulness practice and meaningful discussion, the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation has a workshop for you.The session will provide background on the CPI’s efforts to create a community of practice in mindfulness in higher education as a way to explore its impact, both personally and within the teaching and learning contexts in which we work.All members of the University community are welcome to join the discussion Monday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-noon in TH253 e-classroom.CPI has several events planned over the next couple of months, including:Tribute to Teaching When: Thursday, Dec. 4Time: NoonWhere: Alphie’s TroughInfo: Join us at the 10th annual Tribute to Teaching to commemorate Brock’s award-winning instructors. This celebration includes the conferral of teaching awards and public address by the 2014 Brock University Award for Distinguished Teaching recipient, Marilyn Cottrell, Department of Economics. Please RSVP at x3933.Instructional Skills Workshop (3-day certificate program)When: Dec. 8-Dec. 10Time: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (each day)Cost: $50 registration feeInfo: Open to all Brock University faculty and instructors and teaching assistants, the 30-plus year old workshop is a peer-based, experiential instructional development program. It’s one of the most successful approaches to pedagogy in post-secondary institutions. Held over three days, the ISW is designed to enhance teaching effectiveness through teaching practice and feedback in small groups and is ideal for novice and veteran instructors.For more information, email Lianne Fisher or call 905-688-5550 x5329. Participants are required to attend all three days, and will receive a certificate upon completion.All Things Teaching and Learning Book ClubWhen: Friday, Dec. 12Time: 10 a.m.-noonWhere: TH253 e-classroomInfo: Have you read, been meaning to, or are interested in reading about issues and interests in post-secondary education? If so, please come and share your thoughts. We will be discussing:Book No. 1Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force by Jeanie Cockell and Joan McArthur-BlairFaculty members, teaching assistants, and staff are invited to attend. This book is available as an e-book at the James A. Gibson Library.Pedagogical Walk and TalkWhen: Wednesday, Dec. 17Time: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.Where: TH253AInfo: You are invited to join staff from CPI as they walk Brock University’s trails and talk about teaching and learning.Perhaps you tried something new in class and want to chat with someone? Or you would like to talk more about a recent workshop you attended? Come out and join in.*If the weather does not cooperate, participants will wander the Brock hallways.Register for CPI events at read more

Citizens urged to get on board and help promote Guyanas unique

Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Brian MullisAs activities for Tourism Awareness Month (2018) kick off, Guyanese are being urged to actively participate in the promotion of the nation’s local products and to help raise awareness of the country’s unique tourism industry in general.As has become customary, the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) and the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) have partnered to increase awareness and promote  Guyana as a unique tourism destination.This annual hallmark event was launched earlier today (Wednesday), at the Duke Lodge, Kingston, Georgetown, under the theme: “Promoting Sustainability and Celebrating Diversity.”According to Business Minister, Dominic Gaskin, Guyanese must first learn to appreciate the country and what it has to offer before they can properly sell the destination.GTA’s Director, Brian Mullis echoed similar statements saying that the Authority has its focus on the growing social and economic benefits.Moreover, Mulis noted that everyday should be geared towards promoting Guyana and everyone should be ambassadors of the country’s rich tourism products.Meanwhile, President of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) Mitra Ramkumar urged all Guyanese to participate in these events as they will go a long way in helping the country’s growing tourism sector.As usual, the activities in observation of this month include; the Rockstone Fish Festival, Guyana Restaurant Week, the Explore Guyana Magazine launch, the South Rupununi Safari, among numerous training initiatives and talk shows aimed at promoting and celebrating Guyana. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNew website launched to help promote Guyana as top tourism destinationJuly 20, 2018In “latest news”GTA honors eight tourism ambassadorsDecember 12, 2018In “latest news”US, Germany firms to promote Destination GuyanaAugust 2, 2018In “latest news” read more

Giants of Science Gregor Mendel

first_imgWhen setting out to pick the first subject of our new series on under-appreciated scientific greats, Gregor Mendel sprung instantly to mind. Plenty of people have revolutionized our understanding of the world, and plenty more have tried, but it was Mendel who best embodied the virtues of science. Mendel set out satisfy an impulse that seems to have come entirely from within, one that proves that in science, personal integrity and an in-born respect for the experimental method can be more powerful than any apple-catalyzed burst of Newtonian insight.Mendel’s work consumed him, and he pursued it with an exactitude that would (and does) put many a modern PhD to shame. Mendel displayed an all-consuming thirst for true knowledge about the world, and his intellectual rigor meant that only the most careful forms of inquiry could quench it. As a result, Mendel’s work eventually came to revolutionize the human self-concept, and continues to underpin high-level research today.At 11 years old, Johann Mendel already showed an aptitude for academics, and distinguished himself in the eyes of teachers. Though he was expected to one-day take over the family farm, Mendel’s less-than-wealthy family went to the relatively expensive length of sending him to secondary school in Troppau. At 18 years of age, specially trained in just beekeeping and farm labor, he enrolled in a two-year program in physics and theoretical philosophy at the University of Olomouc. Here he met Johann Nestler, whose work in understanding the science behind animal husbandry was already quite influential.Reports vary, but it seems that Mendel struggled at this point with bouts of depression, and took several leaves from his studies. He was a gifted student, but from the earliest reports we can see some basic dissatisfaction with the world around him, a wish to breach surface and get at the reality he could feel lurking beneath. Perhaps that’s why, when he graduated in 1843, Mendel disappointed his father by taking a new name, Gregor, and taking vows as an Augustinian monk.Mendel posing with his fellow monks at the Brno monasteryThe monastery provided a possible answer to the question he could not quite articulate: Why does there seem to be more to the world than we can see? Mendel pursued an answer to this question though his studies both religious and academic — though he was clearly a deeply religious man, one major motivation for joining the Order was the freedom it provided to indulge his scientific curiosity. And indulge it he did. Having educated himself not just in scientific knowledge but in science itself, the theoretical methodology that gives birth to such knowledge, Mendel threw himself into his new studies.Contrary to popular belief, Mendel was not some bespectacled oddball working in total isolation. He continued to reach out to the scientific community of the time, and even published several academic papers. None of them received the widespread acclaim they deserved, and his most famous discoveries were rejected by the establishment at the time. Working in obscurity (as opposed to isolation), Mendel set about satisfying his own standards of evidence, which were astronomically high, and creating one of the world’s most impressive examples of the power of human ingenuity.Next page: Mendel’s noble peas prize… 1 2 3last_img read more

Les médecins se mobilisent pour lutter contre le diabète

first_imgLes médecins se mobilisent pour lutter contre le diabète Alors que près de trois millions de Français souffrent actuellement de diabète, plusieurs médecins se mobilisent pour apporter de nouvelles propositions sur le traitement des malades. Ils suggèrent notamment de limiter les hospitalisations et d’organiser les soins autour du patient. Pour les professionnels de la santé, le diabète constitue une véritable “épidémie”. Aussi, plusieurs d’entre eux se mobilisent pour proposer des solutions. Jacques Bringer, Président de la Société française de radiologie, Alain Coulomb, ancien directeur de la Haute autorité de santé et Serge Halimi, chef du service au CHU de Grenoble font partie du projet. Ils expliquent au Figaro qu’il est aujourd’hui primordial de “médiatiser la maladie puisqu’elle est due, dans 3 cas sur 4, à des facteurs environnementaux et comportementaux”.À lire aussiDiabete gestationnel : régime, symptômes, taux, qu’est ce que le diabète de grossesse ?Maladie chronique, le diabète peut entraîner de lourdes complications et nécessite le suivi d’un parcours de soins important qui peut décourager plus d’un patient. Les médecins mobilisés autour de cette cause proposent dans un livre blanc sept propositions pour lutter contre la maladie. Ils demandent notamment de limiter les hospitalisations et de pousser les différentes professions de santé comme les infirmiers, nutritionnistes et médecins généralistes à se coordonner autour du patient. La mise en place d’un tel dispositif devra passer par la création de nouveaux réseaux dans un seul objectif, permettre aux diabétiques de se prendre en charge. La diabète touche actuellement trois millions d’individus en France et ce, sans pendre en compte les 70.000 qui ignorent être touchés. Un constat alarmant face à une pathologie chronique qui nécessite le suivi d’un traitement quotidien tout au long de la vie.  Le 20 mars 2011 à 12:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Everton boss frustrated by defeat

first_imgThe Everton Marco Silva was unhappy after receiving a goal and then seeing how Kurt Zouma was sent off.A single goal by Andre Gay gave Watford the 1-0 victory over Everton in the English Premier League on Saturday.And the Blues are now in the ninth position of the table with 33 points, after only nine wins, six draws and 12 defeats.This has led coach Marco Silva very frustrated.“When you do not achieve the result and do not score goals with the chances we created, it is a big frustration for us,” Silva told the club’s official website.“The first half was balanced, they created one good chance and we had a very good chance with Cenk Tosun.”“Second half was the same again. They started to create more problems with their long balls,” he commented.“I felt Andre Gomes and Gana were getting tired after we played on Wednesday night. Watford had one week to prepare for the game.”“I changed Andre and was preparing to put on Bernard when they scored,” Silva continued.“We reacted [to going behind].”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We had two balls off the bar and one clear chance for Dominic,” the manager said.“We created enough chances to score but were not effective [with our finishing]. Sometimes in these moments, something can happen – but it is only us who can work more to change things.”“When you play away and create the chances we did – and clear chances in some moments – we have to be more effective,” the Everton boss commented.“In one moment they will start to go in and we’ll start to win matches.”“But there is just one way: work more, become more confident and look forward and try to change things,” he added.“It is a good moment to rest the players, then bring them back to prepare for the next match against Cardiff and the derby against Liverpool.”💬 | The boss delivers his post-match verdict: A frustrating afternoon. #EFCawayday— Everton (@Everton) February 9, 2019last_img read more

This Day in History Ford Assembly Line Walt Disney World

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:disney world, ford assembly line, henry ford, orlando florida, walt disney Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThis day in history in 1908 the first assembly line car was introduced to the market by Henry Ford, it was the Model T and each car cost just $825 dollars. Also this day in history in 1971, Walt Disney World opened in Orlando Florida Orlando shooter’s photo and criminal record releasedlast_img

Police Commissioner Issues Press Release

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Nov 2014 – Police Commissioner Colin Farquhar explained the RTCIPF will issue a press release on the results of the sufficiency hearing in the case of suspended officer, Constable Mikhail Hinson, who was on Friday released from answering to the five charges of setting fire. The court determined there was not enough evidence to go forward with the case. Hinson, 24, was arrested, suspended and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison for the late September arson at the Chalk Sound police station where the building and four vehicles were set ablaze. Magnetic Media in a letter of concern cited that the Police Force continues to be standoffish with media and the public about major crimes in the country, our company adding that perhaps this is among the reasons there is such lackluster of support from the general public when it comes to investigations. Still outstanding: sufficient leads and evidence in the murder probe of businessman Robert Been Sr from March 4 this year; an update in the new investigation of Damaris Martinez of the Dominican Republic; the jury returned a not guilty for Romano Howell on October 8… however it is certain the woman was murdered by someone and her body dumped on the roadside here in Provo; no updates in the case of North Caicos’ Quincy Gardiner where media is still waiting on the results of an autopsy and for an update on what will happen to the man once held for questioning the case. And now Police will have to start over in the case to find who is responsible for the torching one of the new police patrol vehicles. These are but some of the cases where it is reported that evidence is insufficient to move to a full trial. Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:arson, chalk sound police station, Colin Farquhar, damaris martinez, mikhail hinson, murder, quincy gardiner, robert been, romano justice howell Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Arsonist strikes again, Grand Turk dump site machinery targetedlast_img read more