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YouTube invests in learning content across Indian languages

first_imgNew Delhi: Google-owned YouTube which has over 265 million users in India is now actively investing in accelerating the growth of learning content across languages in the country, a top company executive has said. Towards this, the company provided learning fund to eight Indian creators to develop high-quality content during its “EduCon” summit held here on Sunday. “With over 265 million monthly active users on YouTube, we’re seeing incredible viewership coming from tier 2, tier 3 cities and even small towns,” Satya Raghavan, Director Content Partnerships, YouTube in India, said in a statement. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “We’re now actively investing in accelerating the growth of learning content on YouTube through mentorship for our creators across languages, and funds for them to develop high quality content on a wide variety of topics,” Raghavan added. The eight Indian creators who received YouTube Learning Fund are: ExamFear Education Hindi, Learn Engineering, Don’t Memorise, Study IQ Education, D’art of Science, Learnex-English Lessons Through Hindi, GetSetFlySCIENCE and Let’s Make Engineering Simple. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India These creators are developing high-quality learning content, covering topics like English language training, environmental science, political science, calculus, genetics and chemistry in English, Hindi and Tamil. “It’s exciting to see that our incredible video library is emerging as the largest supplementary learning platform for users across India, with learning videos generating hundreds of millions of views on YouTube every single day,” said Raghavan. In 2019, learning content on YouTube has grown exponentially. “Wifi Study”, one of the largest learning content channels in India which livestreams up to 30 videos a day with live questions and answers, has crossed 9 million subscribers this year. YouTube recently introduced “Learning Playlists” to provide a dedicated learning environment for people who come to YouTube to learn. Joined by a vibrant community of over 200 learning creators, this year’s EduCon witnessed inspiring stories from many creators talking about their journey.last_img read more

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Outlaw motorcycle gangs growing in Halifax area more officers needed RCMP

first_imgHALIFAX – Efforts by outlaw motorcycle gangs to expand in the Halifax area have prompted an RCMP request for more front-line officers.RCMP Insp. Robert Doyle said it’s clear the gangs “want to get a foothold here” after the Hells Angels lost their Maritimes beachhead when police smashed their Halifax chapter in 2001.“We want to ensure that they do not,” Doyle said in an interview Tuesday.Doyle requested the funding Monday at a meeting of the city’s Police Board of Commissioners, calling the bikers’ Nova Scotia growth “prolific.”“A number of years ago, through the efforts of policing, they were shut down in the area. What’s happen here in recent years is that they’ve slowly come back into the area to the point now where they’ve got clubhouses set up here.”In 2016, an Angels puppet club threw a high-profile “welcome home” event in Musquodoboit Harbour.“Between Musquodoboit Harbour and Fall River, there is a significant presence of the Gate Keepers, Sedition, Bacchus and the Hells Angels, each intent on growing their presence in the area.”The RCMP is requesting six new constable positions to be stationed in areas such as Tantallon, Cole Harbour, and Lower Sackville.Last November, two Hells Angels members from Nova Scotia and Ontario were charged following a search of the gang’s clubhouse in Musquodoboit Harbour, which turned up drugs, firearms and cash.The arrests came roughly two weeks after several members of the Gatekeepers Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in Halifax were charged with uttering threats and criminal harassment.The RCMP’s request cites a number of other reasons more officers are needed, including the upcoming legalization of cannabis, and an increase in mental health calls and cybercrime investigations.The region’s residential and commercial growth over the last decade means there are new areas for crime to occur, Doyle added.He said there are also concerns about officers who are working overtime hours to fill the staffing gaps.“That’s taking members away from their days off and bringing them back into work. While that can be sustainable in the short term, it does cause us concern over the long term,” said Doyle. “It has an effect on their physical, mental and emotional well-being.”The request said the last time new constable positions were created in RCMP Halifax District — rural and suburban areas not patrolled by Halifax Regional Police — was in 2009.The new hires would cost the municipality $877,890 annually, the report said.Police board member Waye Mason, the municipality’s deputy mayor, said Tuesday a staff report on the request has been ordered.Doyle said if the request is eventually approved by the board, it would then have to be approved by the province’s Justice Department and then by Public Safety Canada.last_img read more

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TORONTO CAME THROUGH FOR CRAZY RICH ASIANS AND SIMU LIU LED THE

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement A film’s opening weekend is always the most crucial because it can mean the difference between box office success and barely breaking even. That’s why the push for fans to see “Crazy Rich Asians” during the first few days of its release was so huge — and people showed up in droves.Torontonians were among the thousands who turned up to support the film, rallied by Canadian actor Simu Liu, star of CBC’s “Kim’s Convenience.” The 29-year-old asked fans to join him on Sunday at the Yonge-Dundas Cineplex.“I want us to show up as a community, because one of the ways that Hollywood will create these opportunities for Asian creatives and Asian actors is through the success of a movie like ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’” Liu previously told the Canadian Press.center_img Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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One last ride across the mighty Mackenzie River

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s out with the old and in with the new.Visitors to the Northwest Territories will no longer have to wait to cross the mighty Mackenzie River.That’s because a new bridge is set to open this week to replace the winter ice road and ferry service.One of the territory’s hardest working ships, the Merv Hardie Ferry, will soon become a thing of the past.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier gives us one last ride across the river.last_img

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BC Childrens Mini Med School makes firstever stop in the Peace Region

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Over 100 students from across the Peace Region were at the Pomeroy Hotel yesterday as BC Children’s Hospital brought its Mini Med School program to Northeast B.C. for the first time ever yesterday.BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Wyeth Wasserman said that the program allowed students from across the Peace – with several commuting in from Tumbler Ridge – to connect with some of the research projects currently ongoing at BC Children’s Hospital and to learn about different career paths. Dr. Wasserman said that the group of students learned about a wide range of topics, including DNA, genetics, and rare diseases that can occur in children, as well as both viral and bacterial infections and other infectious diseases that affect children, before concluding the day on the topics of injury prevention and active living.    Dr. Wasserman said that students brought up a number of good questions for the program’s instructors, especially pertaining to the education path one could take in getting into the medical profession.“We had lots of questions about careers and how long it takes to become a doctor or a nurse. We heard that you don’t always find your way to being a doctor through one route. We had one of the doctors today who started out studying English as an Arts major. We have others who talked about delays and did another carrier path. So it’s important to recognize that when you move into the healthcare field, you can do so later in life. It doesn’t have to be right out of high school.”Dr. Wasserman said that the program builds on initiatives in recent years that push having doctors trained closer to where they grow up, so that they’re more likely to stay in Northern communities. He added that the Mini-Med School will be heading elsewhere in the Interior next year, but that organizers have plans to have the program come back to this part of the province on alternating years in the future.last_img read more

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Minister reannounces Indigenous youth funding says its key to reconciliation

Indigenous youth activists hope federal funding will make their voices heard in Ottawa.At a news conference in Saskatoon on Tuesday, Minister of Crown-Indigenous relations Carolyn Bennett said Indigenous youth are “key” to achieving reconciliation in Canada. She re-announced $15.2 million in funding over the next three years for Canadian Roots Exchange, a Saskatoon-based charity promoting dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.Bennett said the money will fund a “national network to share information and best practices,” which she said will “make it much easier and more straightforward” to consult young Indigenous people on federal policy.Bennett’s office has faced criticism for its consultations on the Recognition and Implementation of Rights framework, which some Indigenous leaders charged did not adequately consult youth or Elders.Max FineDay, the executive director of Canadian Roots Exchange and a member of Sweetgrass First Nation, said Indigenous youth are often the most optimistic about addressing systemic inequalities but struggle to make their voices heard on Parliament Hill.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“We know the political system is not user-friendly for Indigenous people,” he said. “Young people can see and articulate the problems they see in their communities, but it doesn’t always get to Ottawa.”Related Reconciliation conference aims to build bridges through youth leadership Youth are key in moving reconciliation forward, says Max FineDay Prior to the announcement, Indigenous youth asked Bennett about a range of issues affecting their communities, which FineDay said include a high youth suicide rate, the environment and disparity in educational opportunities.“Saskatoon and other places in the country are still facing this — the silliness of stereotypes and segregation, ‘east  side versus west side’ — it doesn’t have to be like this,” FineDay said.Bennett said conversations like those are vital to address “racism that still plagues our country.”The $15.2 million, which was previously pledged in the most recent federal budget, is the latest in a trend of repeated announcements of federal funding as the federal election approaches on Oct. 21. The campaign period is expected to begin soon.Pre-election rules forbid advertising in the immediate prelude to the writ dropping, but do not ban repeating announcements.FineDay stressed his organization is non-partisan.“We’re going to be talking with the politicians to make sure that youth policy agenda items are on the forefront after the election, no matter who wins,” he said.zvescera@postmedia.com read more

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Oracle to buy telecoms gear maker Acme Packet for about 21B deepening

Oracle to buy telecoms gear maker Acme Packet for about $2.1B, deepening appeal to telcos by The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2013 6:25 pm MDT REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – Oracle will buy Acme Packet Inc., which makes equipment for telecommunications companies, for about $2.1 billion.Acme’s gear is used by more than 1,900 service providers and enterprises around the world. Its technology will complement Oracle’s offerings for telecoms providers, said Citigroup analyst Walter Pritchard.Oracle, a database software maker based in Redwood City, California, will pay $29.25 per share for Acme. That represents a 22 per cent premium over the Bedford, Massachusetts, company’s Friday closing stock price. The companies valued the deal at $1.7 billion, net of Acme’s cash.Shares of Acme soared 24 per cent, or $5.66, to close at $29.59 Monday. Shares of Oracle Corp. lost $1.08, or 3 per cent, to close at $35.13.Acme’s board unanimously approved the acquisition, which is expected to close in the first half of 2013. The deal remains subject to Acme shareholder and regulatory approval.Brian White at Topeka Capital Markets said that the deal might herald more acquisitions of communications gear makers by companies like IBM Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. Targets could include Juniper Networks Inc. and F5 Networks Inc., he said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Big broker ICAP paying 87M to settle US UK charges of manipulating

by Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press Posted Sep 25, 2013 9:20 am MDT Big broker ICAP paying $87M to settle US, UK charges of manipulating LIBOR interest rate WASHINGTON – Britain’s ICAP PLC has agreed to pay about $87 million to settle U.S. and U.K charges of manipulating a key global interest rate, the fourth financial firm sanctioned in the international rate-rigging scandal.The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Wednesday that ICAP, the world’s largest broker of trades between banks, engaged in rigging of the London interbank offered rate, or LIBOR, from October 2006 to January 2011.Separately, U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan filed criminal charges Wednesday against three former ICAP brokers, saying they hurt the integrity of the financial markets by taking part in the scheme.Brokers Darrell Read of New Zealand and Daniel Wilkinson and Colin Goodman of Britain were each charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and two counts of wire fraud. They face a maximum 30 years in prison for each of three counts.A British banking trade group sets the LIBOR every morning after international banks submit estimates of what it costs them to borrow. The rate affects trillions of dollars in contracts around the world, including mortgages, bonds and consumer loans.Britain’s Barclays Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank, have paid a total $2.5 billion to settle charges of rigging the LIBOR.Other banks, including Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co, are being investigated.Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority fined ICAP $22.4 million, while the CFTC levied a $65 million penalty against the firm. ICAP also agreed to take steps to ensure the accuracy of the interest rate information it submits.London-based ICAP said in a statement it has been co-operating with a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.“We deeply regret and strongly condemn the inexcusable actions of the brokers who sought to assist certain bank traders in their efforts to manipulate” LIBOR, said ICAP Chief Executive Officer Michael Spencer.The misconduct at ICAP involved a large number of brokers, including two managers, the regulators said.One broker, known as “Lord LIBOR” or “Mr. LIBOR,” engaged in manipulation to aid a favoured client of ICAP who was a trader at UBS in Japan, according to the CFTC.UBS made at least 330 written requests to ICAP brokers for inaccurate interest-rate information, the regulators said.Weak supervision by ICAP allowed the misconduct to continue for more than four years, they said.“Any market participant who seeks to undermine the integrity of a global benchmark interest rate must be held accountable,” CFTC Enforcement Director David Meister said in a statement.The process of setting the LIBOR has come under scrutiny since Barclays bank admitted in June 2012 that it had submitted false information to keep the rate low. Barclays agreed to pay a $453 million fine, and its chief executive and chairman both resigned soon afterward.A number of U.S. cities and municipal agencies have filed lawsuits against some of the banks that set the LIBOR rate. They are seeking damages for losses suffered as a result of an artificially low rate. Local governments hold bonds and other investments whose value is pegged to LIBOR.Under a change announced in July, the London-based company that owns the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, will take over supervising the setting of LIBOR from the British Bankers’ Association. The changeover is scheduled to be completed by early next year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows

first_imgMASTITIS IS PAINFUL for cows, and in turn can have a knock-on financial effect for farmers.So a trio of students from Limerick have come up with a new way of preventing the infection – which affects cows’ udders – for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.Padraig Dore (16), Shane Lee (16) and Liam Upton (16), from Desmond College in Newcastle West, Limerick, were tasked to come with a solution to mastitis by a local farmer.That request turned into a full-blown project, which centres on the amount of pressure on the cows’ udders while they are being milked. Their device, a KPA meter, measures pressure and signals to farmers if the pressure is not at the right level.Lee explained that the financial costs of mastitis are huge for Irish farmers, and said that a survey found that most farmers only check the pressure in the milking machine once a week or once a month.Here’s more on how the device operates:(Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube)Read: Meet Ireland’s bright sparks at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition>>last_img read more

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Netflix adds Buy now button kind of

first_imgAn unusual development popped up today on the Netflix page of one of the finest films ever, Little Fockers. A “Buy now” link appeared, which was a surprise to many of us, since Netflix has been outspokenly adamant about keeping its business model strictly rental only.Discovered by Hackingnetflix.com, the “Buy now” link doesn’t send the user to a Netflix purchasing page. Instead, it sends you to the official Little Fockers website where you can buy the film from the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, or Walmart. You can also download it digitally. The site boasts that you can get it there “28 days before Netflix or Redbox.”Hollywood studio executives have been supposedly offering Netflix better deals for streaming licenses if the rental company agrees to give subscribers the option to buy films through its site. Netflix continues to refuse and is standing strong by its rental-only business model.Could the Little Fockers link mean Netflix will be incorporating this strategy into more of its movies? The company doesn’t have to get messy with handling transactions. Instead, it lets the other guys do the work and reaps the benefits (presumably some cut of the sale, and/or looser licensing rules).The small link isn’t bothersome at all, and there are no annoying pop-up ads asking if we’d like to buy the movie. So, this might be a good way for Netflix to get more access to streaming more content while still sticking to its rent-only model. This may be just one of the many changes we see from Netflix in the future. For example, we know Netflix is paving the way for online streaming video sites with the recent news of a Netflix-exclusive original series. Directed by David Fincher, House of Cards will be coming in late 2012 and will star Kevin Spacey.Read more at hackingnetflix.com, via CNET.last_img read more

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Dimitris Basis wows students at the Greek Centre with performance

first_imgWhile on his tour Down Under for ‘Romiosini and Beyond’, Greek singer Dimitris Basis took time out of his schedule to pay a visit to students at one the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) schools.Joined by fellow musicians, George Doukas on guitar and Thanasi Pilarinos on bouzouki, the trio performed for students, teachers and parents at the Greek Centre on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne’s CBD.Basis performing for students at the Greek Centre.Before his impressive performance, Basis was given a tour of the classrooms by principal Manos Tzimpragos and GCM Board Member Nick Dallas, during which the singer had a chance to sit down and talk with students.As the son of migrants himself – Basis was born in Germany and moved to Greece with his family when he was eight – he connected with students who had recently migrated from Greece to Australia. Basis asked them about their own experiences, and what it felt like to now call Australia home.Following his performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday night in ‘Romiosini and Beyond’ conducted by George Ellis, he also took the opportunity to give students a little lesson on ‘Romiosini’, a masterpiece by poet Yiannis Ritsos set to music by composer Mikis Theodorakis.READ MORE: Romiosini And Beyond: A musical event celebrating Greekness and Mikis Theodorakis’ oeuvre Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Les gorilles des plaines de lest Un nouvel espoir pour sauver ces

first_imgLes gorilles des plaines de l’est : Un nouvel espoir pour sauver ces primates en voie de disparitionComme de nombreuses autres espèces, le gorille des plaines de l’est (Gorilla beringei graueri), est en voie d’extinction. Ce singe réside exclusivement au Congo et ne bénéficiait d’aucune surveillance de conservation depuis 1996. Heureusement, des organisations se sont récemment penchées sur le sujet afin de lutter ensemble pour sa survie. Le Gorilla beringei graueri, gorille des plaines de l’est, réside exclusivement au Congo, dans les montagnes et forêts de moyenne altitude. Ne faisant plus l’objet de surveillance depuis 1996, il est impossible d’estimer le nombre de gorilles encore en vie aujourd’hui. Cependant, cette espèce de grand singe compte parmi les espèces en voie de disparition sur la liste rouge de l’UICN.De peur que les gorilles des plaines de l’est ne viennent à disparaître pour de bon, de nombreuses associations se sont mobilisées en faveur de sa survie. Un plan de conservation de ces grands primates a donc été développé. Plusieurs équipes présentes au Congo ont désormais des missions bien distinctes à mener afin de préserver les gorilles.La Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Fauna & Flora International (FFI), le Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), la Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Conservation International (CI) et Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI) se sont associés à l’Institut congolais pour la conservation de la nature (ICCN) et au ministère de l’Environnement, de la Conservation de la nature et du Tourisme (MECNT) afin de développer une nouvelle méthode pour étudier et évaluer l’état de ces primates dont l’habitat s’étend sur 80.000 km². Ces associations pourront par ailleurs s’appuyer sur l’imagerie satellite, la cartographie numérique et le cloud computing grâce au soutien de Google, DigitalGlobe et Esri.Les habitats de ces grands primates sont souvent détruits afin de laisser place aux cultures. De plus, le gorille est souvent chassé pour sa viande. Espérons que le plan d’action mis en place au congo permettra aux gorilles des plaines de l’est de survivre. Le 16 mars 2013 à 15:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Geek Deals Roundup Save on Laptops Tablets Headphones and More From GearBest

first_imgThere’s still some time to pick up some gifts for the tech-lovers in your life, even if it’s yourself. So here are some hot deals from GearBest.CHUWI LapBook Intel Quad-Core Cherry Trail 15.6″ Laptop for $185.99. (Coupon Code: Lapbook15)Looking for a new laptop? The 15.6 inch CHUWI LapBook includes an Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 Quad-Core 1.44GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, a 10000mAh battery, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, a camera, and WiFi.Teclast TBook 12 Pro Intel Quad-Core Cherry Trail Android 512.2″ Tablet with Android 5.1 for $210.99. (Coupon Code: Tbook12Pro)Want a laptop that doubles as a tablet? The Teclast Tbook 12 Pro 2 in 1 runs both Windows 10 and Android 5.1 while packing in an Intel Cherry Trail X5 Z8300 64bit Quad-Core 1.44GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, and a camera.Motospeed CK888 Mechanical Keyboard with LED Backlights + Mouse Combo for $48.99When using a computer, sometimes it’s nice to have something other the screen to look at. The Motospeed CK888 mechanical keyboard and mouse combo give you all the inputs you need while also providing a festive, LED lightshow.VR SHINECON 3D VR Glasses with B100 Remote Control (fits a 4.7 to 6″ Smartphone) for $14.99.If you can’t afford a pricey virtual reality headset, many new smartphones offer similar functionality. But you need a headset to slot them into, a headset like the comfortable, adjustable, and affordable VR SHINECON 3D VR Glasses with B100 Remote Control.Bluedio T3 Plus Turbine Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with 57mm Titanium Diaphrams for $39.99.Quality sound is just as, if not more, important than video for enjoying media. So invest in quality headsets like the Bluedio T3 Plus Bluetooth V4.1 Headphones with “dynamic” 3D sound effects and a tough titanium body.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial site for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals, head over to TechBargainslast_img read more

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This 520MillionYearOld Sea Monster Had 18 Tentacles to Kill Its Prey

first_img A fossil of a 520-million-year-old sea animal that had 18 tentacles was recently discovered in China, and scientists believe it might be a distant relative to the comb jelly.The fossil, which was preserved in an olive and yellow-colored mudstone and looked like a flower, was found in South China by Professor Hou Xianguang of Yunnan University, said a University of Bristol press release.London’s Natural History Museum and scientists from the University of Bristol and Yunnan University studied the fossil and published their findings in Current Biology. According to the team, the comb jelly could be related to other seafloor-dwelling creatures, including the large fossil with polyp-like tentacles.Artists’ reconstruction of ‘Daihua sanqiong.’ (Photo Credit: Xiaodong Wang)Dubbed “Daihua” after the Dai tribe in Yunnan, China and “Hua,” the Mandarin word for flower, the fossil is a cup-shaped organism with 18 tentacles around its mouth. There are thin, feather-like branches with rows of massive ciliary hairs preserved on its tentacles, which it most likely used to kill prey.“When I first saw the fossil, I immediately noticed some features I had seen in comb jellies,” Dr. Jakob Vinther, a molecular palaeobiologist from the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences, said in the press release. “You could see these repeated dark stains along each tentacle that resembles how comb jelly combs fossilize.”A group of scientists believe that ‘Daihua sanqiong,’ a 520-million-year-old fossil, might be related to the comb jelly. (Photo Credit: Andrey Nekrasov/ Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)Comb jellies today are carnivores and they swim using bands of rainbow-colored comb rows along their bodies that are composed of cilia (densely packed cellular protrusions). They’re famous for their hair-like structures, which are much larger compared to similar species.In the study, the team explained how comb jellies evolved from animals that had an organic skeleton, which some still swam with during the Cambrian Period. The study suggests that the comb jellies’ combs evolved from tentacles found in polyp-like ancestors that moved along the seafloor. Their body transformations are also interesting: Their mouths expanded into balloon-like spheres, making their original body smaller in size so the tentacles that used to circle the mouth now emerge from the back-end of the creature.“With such body transformations, I think we have some of the answers to understand why comb jellies are so hard to figure out,” Dr. Luke Parry, a co-author of the study, said in the press release. “It explains why they have lost so many genes and possess a morphology that we see in other animals.”More on Geek.com:Scientists Discovers Jellyfish-Like Creature With ‘Transient Anus’ That Only Appears When It Is NeededThis Cuckoo Catfish Tricks Other Fish Into Raising Its Deadly OffspringScientists Use Robots to Get Bees and Fish to ‘Talk’ to Each Other Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend last_img read more

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People are scared of another Liverpool dominance Thompson

first_imgLiverpool legend Phil Thompson believes fans are scared of another era of Liverpool dominance as they bid to end their wait for a Premier League titleThompson won seven league titles, three European Cups and the FA Cup with the Reds as a player during the Merseyside club’s golden age of the 1970s and 1980s.Jurgen Klopp has placed the Reds in a good position to win their first league title for 29 years this season.But Thompson revealed ahead of Sunday’s showdown against bitter rivals Manchester United that Premier League rivals are frightened.“A lot of fans are worried about the cycle coming around again, not just Manchester United,” Thompson told Sky Sports News.“They are frightened. That’s why they are starting to get nervous of Liverpool winning the Premier League again.“A lot of people don’t want it like the ’70s and ’80s again and a lot of people wouldn’t want Manchester United to do it again.”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.Thompson who became Liverpool’s assistant manager under Gerard Houllier highlighted the importance of ending the League title hoodoo.“It’s been far too long. The Premier League has become the holy grail and maybe even the burden for too many years.Phil Thompson with the European Cup. pic.twitter.com/9BSMyAwaW3— When Football Was Better (@FootballInT80s) January 9, 2016“But it would be the pinnacle, and if Jurgen Klopp was able to pull it off in these days of the big money Manchester City and Chelsea have thrown at it, it would be quite unbelievable.“Yes, we got to the Champions League final last year – we didn’t win, but what a wonderful occasion it was – and we remember 2005, but give me and most Liverpool fans the Premier League any day.”last_img read more

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Boil water notice in effect for parts of South Florida postIrma

first_imgOfficials urged residents to bring all water to a boil used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation and to let it continue boiling for one minute.A roiling boil of one minute is sufficient, but residents who are unable to boil their water may disinfect tap water by adding eight drops of unscented household bleach (4 to 6 percent active ingredients) to each gallon of water, then mixing the water and allowing it to stand for 30 minutes. If the water is still cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure.Officials said residents may still use the water for bathing, laundry and irrigation.Officials said residents should run all fixtures for several minutes to clear the lines in their homes.Residents in Pembroke Pines are also asked to conserve water and refrain from using water for non-essential purposes. The city is experiencing problems with their system due to a water main break and power loss to some pumping stations. Water repairs are currently underway.The boil water notices will remain in effect until officials test the water for bacteria and deem it safe to drink. For more information, call 954-831-3250 or click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – After Hurricane Irma’s impact on Florida’s east coast, several municipalities in Broward and Miami-Dade have issued boil water notices.Tuesday afternoon, Miami-Dade’s mayor announced a swim advisory for the open waters of Miami-Dade County until further notice.Meanwhile, in Broward County, officials from Pembroke Pines lifted the city’s mandatory boil water advisory, Saturday night.Partial boil water notices are currently in effect for portions of the following areas:Lauderdale Lakes: 4806 NW 36th St. and 3964 NW 38th TerraceNorth Lauderdale: 5601 N. State Road 7A precautionary boil water notice was also issued for parts of North Miami and for residents who live on the north side of Griffin Road in Southwest Dania Beach who receive water from Broward’s Water and Wastewater Services.In order to find out if your area is affected, please call 311 or click here.BOIL WATER INSTRUCTIONS: last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 3 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Saint Anselm College

first_imgMANCHESTER, NH — Mark W. Cronin, Dean of Saint Anselm College, has announced that the following Wilmington students have been named to the school’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester:Katelyn Ardito, Class of 2022, PsychologyVanessa D’Angelo, Class of 2020, Criminal JusticeCaitlin Ferreira, Class of 2020, NursingTo be eligible for this honor, a student must have achieved a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better in a semester with at least 16 credits of study which award a letter grade.About Saint Anselm CollegeFounded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in southern New Hampshire, near Boston and the seacoast, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts and nursing programs, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and a vibrant culture of community services. For more information, visit http://www.anslem.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Saint Anselm College.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Saint Anselm CollegeIn “Education”3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Saint Anselm CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Donnell, Ferreira & Roche Named To Dean’s List At Saint Anselm CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

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Infosys delays salary hike until July wait could be longer for senior

first_imgInfosysReutersThough the appraisal process might be in full swing, IT giant Infosys has revealed that employees may have to wait for a bit longer to see a hike in their paychecks. The salary hike for lower and mid-level employees has been deferred until July, while the senior level employees will see a further delay.Employees with less than eight years of experience can expect a hike sometime in July, chief operating officer UB Pravin Rao told the Economic Times. He also explained that those with more experience could expect a hike in the next quarter.Rao also said that Infosys has adopted a few cost reduction measures, but these have been taken up after consulting the employees. He also said that those measures that did not suit the employees are no longer applicable. Last year, Infosys employees got a 6-12 percent pay hike.While Infosys has been talking about how its measures are employee friendly, not everyone seems to agree with the idea. “They have delayed the salary hike. They are also raising the cost of parking in the campus and facilities fees. So even if you get a hike, you will end up giving most of it back to the company,” an employee told the daily. Wipro KDC Campus, KolkataWikimedia CommonsMeanwhile, IT giants like Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant and Capgemini have been in the news for the reported layoffs. It was earlier reported that Infosys was planning to lay off employees in India and in turn intended to hire about 10,000 workers in the United States over a period of two years. The decision was even lauded by Ninio Fetalvo, a White House spokesman.”We’re glad to see companies like Infosys see opportunity in the American economy again,” Fetalvo had told the Washington Post. However, the Bengaluru-headquartered firm refuted the rumours of the layoffs and said that it did not intend to cut jobs in its home country.It said that the sackings were part of a performance-based appraisal, which happens every year. “A continued low feedback on performance could lead to certain performance actions, including separation of an individual and this is done only after feedback,” a company spokesperson told PTI.Reiterating this Rao told ET: “I would like to put to rest any speculation around planned layoffs. As has been the case in the past, we will primarily see some performance-based exits.” An employee sits at the front desk inside Tech Mahindra office building in NoidaReuters fileNot just Infosys, another IT giant Tech Mahindra too has announced in February that it was suspending the appraisal of its senior employees, which in turn would delay the salary hike.”We thought the wage increases would be very bad but we did not expect this. At least there are no large-scale layoffs so far. That was also a worry,” a Tech Mahindra employee told the ET.last_img read more

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Baahubali artiste Madhu Prakashs wife Bharti commits suicide

first_imgMadhu Prakash with his wife BhartiTwitterTelugu TV actor Madhu Prakash’s wife Bharti has reportedly committed suicide, by hanging herself to the ceiling fan in her room on Tuesday. Dispute between the couple is said to be reason for her extreme step.Madhu Prakash has worked as a character artiste in several TV serials and movies including Baahubali. In 2015, he tied the knot with Bharti, who was working in private firm and stayed with her in-laws at Panchavati colony in Hyderabad.Of late, Bharti was upset with Madhu Prakash’s profession as it would make him return home late night. The couple had a dispute over this, while Bharti was said to have filed a case against him. It is reported that they often fought over his work hours. She had also suspected him of having an extra-marital affair with one of his co-stars. Madhu Prakash in BaahubaliTwitterOn Tuesday morning, Madhu reportedly told his wife that he was going to the gym, but later he went for the shoot of a TV show at 10.00 am. Bharti, who was said to be upset him, called him up and threatened to end her life, if he did not return soon. But Prakash ignored her threat.However, when he returned home at 7:30 pm, he found her hanging by the ceiling fan. The police are investigating the matter and recorded Madhu’s statement. The body was sent for post-mortem to Osmania General Hospital.last_img read more

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Police HQs advice must to accept case under section 57

first_img57From now on, police will have to take legal advice from the law department of the police headquarters before accepting any case under section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.The police headquarters issued an order on Wednesday in this regard.In the order, a four-point directive was issued to ensure that no innocent person is victimised under the law.According to the instructions, if any question arises about any complaint under the act, immediate action will have to be taken to verify it.last_img read more

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