Science Says Why scientists prize plant animal genomes

NEW YORK — Just about every week, it seems, scientists publish the unique DNA code of some creature or plant. Just in February, they published the genome for the strawberry, the paper mulberry tree, the great white shark and the Antarctic blackfin icefish.They also announced that, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, they’d produced the genome of Lil BUB, a female cat with a large Internet following.That followed a notable advance in January: an improved genome for the axolotl, a salamander renowned for regrowing severed limbs and other body parts.Scientists have been uncovering genomes for quite a while. The first from an animal — a worm — came in 1998. Now, the technology has advanced far enough that scientists last year announced a project to produce the genomes for all life forms on Earth other than bacteria and single-celled organisms called Archaea. They called it a “moonshot for biology.”But what’s the point of uncovering new genomes?For scientists, a detailed look under the hood of their favourite organism provides a foothold for learning the deepest secrets of their objects of attention, it leads to discoveries about how life works, and possibly how to prevent disease.Take the mosquito. Late last year, researchers published a much-improved description of the DNA code for a particularly dangerous species of mosquito: Aedes aegypti, notorious for spreading Zika, dengue and yellow fever.That achievement came from analyzing the DNA of 80 mosquito brothers. They were born in Leslie Vosshall’s lab at Rockefeller University in New York, where thousands of mosquitoes swarmed in cages recently as Krithika Venkataraman was trying to make some more.She stuck a tube that protruded from her mouth like a straw into a transparent cube filled with male mosquitoes. Then she repeatedly sucked about 30 males at a time into the tube. She counted them, and then blew them into another cube that housed females. Before long, the two sexes were mating.You can think of a genome as an instruction book for building a living thing. Its language is a four-letter alphabet, which stand for the four compounds that make up the innards of the DNA molecule. The order of those compounds along the molecule is the code; it creates “words” that we call genes.The mosquito genome, for example, is about 1.28 billion letters long, a bit less than half the length of the human version. Knowing the DNA sequence lets scientists manipulate it with gene editing techniques, said Ben Matthews of the Vosshall lab, who was part of the international team that published the refined description of the mosquito genome last November.And once researchers started analyzing that version of the A. aegypti DNA code, discoveries began to pop out.— They nearly doubled the known size of a family of genes that help mosquitoes sense information from their environment, such as the odour of humans. That was “totally, mind-blowingly, unexpected,” Vosshall said. (Vosshall’s salary is paid by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which also supports The Associated Press Health & Science Department.)Further study may reveal surprises about what mosquitoes pay attention to, Vosshall said. And that could lead to better lures for mosquito traps, as well as better repellents. Maybe scientists can find something “10,000 times more disgusting” to a mosquito than the old standby, DEET, she said.— They found new details about genes that let some mosquitoes resist certain insecticides. That’s a possible step toward predicting what insecticides would be useless for fighting certain populations, as well as a potential lead for coming up with new chemical weapons against the insect.— They found previously unknown targets for a major class of insecticides. That could open the door to designing new versions that target mosquitoes while sparing beneficial insects and posing less risk to people.— They narrowed the search for genetic variants that prevent some A. aegypti mosquitoes from infecting people with dengue, a severe flu-like illness that sickens millions every year. If those variants can be identified, scientists might use genetic engineering to reproduce them in some mosquitoes, which could then be released to spread the variants though wild populations, Voss said. Those variants, or others, might also work for reducing threats of spreading Zika and yellow fever, Voss and Matthews said.— A similar strategy might be used to make mosquito populations overproduce males. That would reduce mosquito bites in the short term — only females bite — and open the door to shrinking wild populations through genetic engineering. The new genome revealed details of the DNA stretch that makes mosquitoes develop as males, which Matthews called “step one” in pursuing the make-more-males strategy.The axolotl genome published in January built on a previous publication by European scientists last year. Although its genome is about 10 times the size of the human one, which makes the analysis harder, the salamander’s regenerating capabilities are an obvious lure.Axolotls can replace “almost anything you can cut off of them, as long as you don’t cut off their heads,” says Jeramiah Smith of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, an author of the more recent genome paper.But Smith points to another trick that might pay off sooner for human medicine: the salamander can also heal large wounds without scarring.As for learning how to let people grow back a severed arm, he figures that’s a long way off.“That probably won’t be useful for me,” joked Smith, who’s 42. “I’ll be dead, so I won’t need to grow my arm back.”And Lil BUB ? She’s the size of a kitten even though she’s eight years old, and has a number of other odd traits. Scientists looked for genetic mutations, and found altered genes that appear to be responsible for her extra toes and for a rare bone disease.___Follow Malcolm Ritter at @MalcolmRitter.___The Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.Malcolm Ritter, The Associated Press read more

Bernanke 2014 could be better year for US economy as finances improve

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bernanke: 2014 could be better year for US economy as finances improve, gov’t restraints ease by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2014 12:33 pm MDT Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks in Washington, Dec. 18, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Susan Walsh WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday predicted a stronger year for the U.S. economy in 2014, saying several factors that have held back growth appear to be abating.Americans’ finances have improved and the outlook for home sales is brighter, Bernanke said. He also expects less drag from federal spending cuts and tax increases.The combination “bodes well for U.S. economic growth in coming quarters,” Bernanke said during a speech to the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in Philadelphia.Bernanke made a similar assessment of the economy at a Dec. 18 news conference after the Fed’s last meeting. At the meeting, the Fed announced it would begin in January to reduce its monthly bond purchases from $85 billion to $75 billion, noting signs of an improving economy.The bond purchases are intended to keep long-term interest rates low and encourage more borrowing and spending.Friday’s appearance was expected to be one of Bernanke’s final speeches as Fed chairman. He is stepping down at the end of this month after eight years leading the central bank.The Senate is expected to confirm Janet Yellen on Monday to be the next Fed chairman. She would take over on Feb. 1.In his speech, Bernanke said that he tried to make the Fed more transparent and accountable while at the same time combating a deep recession and severe financial crisis.Making the Fed more transparent was an important goal for him when he took over in 2006. He cited his participation in more television interviews, his efforts to hold more town hall meetings and his visits to universities. Bernanke also added a quarterly news conference after four of the Fed’s eight policy meetings.“We took extraordinary measures to meet extraordinary economic challenges and we had to explain those measures to earn the public’s support and confidence,” Bernanke said.Bernanke said while the financial crisis has passed “the Fed’s need to educate and explain will only grow.”Bernanke also used his speech to make some pointed remarks at Congress. He said “excessively tight” budget policies had been counterproductive.“With fiscal and monetary policy working in opposite directions, the recovery is weaker than it otherwise would be,” Bernanke said.Bernanke also defended the central bank against critics who say the Fed’s massive bond purchases have had little effect on jumpstarting the recovery.“Economic growth might well have been considerably weaker, or even negative, without substantial monetary policy support,” Bernanke said. He noted economic research that supported the benefits of the Fed’s bond purchases.In response to an audience question, Bernanke criticized legislation pending in Congress that would allow the Government Accountability Office to expand its audits of the Fed to look at decisions on interest rates. The GAO, the auditing arm of Congress, can currently conduct audits of the Fed. But it is prohibited from investigating its interest rate decisions.Bernanke said passage of this legislation would be a bad idea because it would harm the Fed’s independence. He said such independence is necessary to assure markets that the Fed is not being swayed by political interests.___Associated Press reporter Kathy Matheson in Philadelphia contributed to this report. read more

UN honours Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for his contribution to human rights

Mr. Tutu was selected to receive this year’s UNESCO/Bilbao Prize, for “the outstanding role he played in building the new democratic, non-racial South Africa and his invaluable contribution as Chairperson of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to national reconstruction which became a model for other post-conflict societies,” the agency said in a news release. The Prize recognizes his activism, particularly with young people, to promote non-violence and oppose all forms of discrimination and injustice. The jury also stressed Mr. Tutu’s contribution to the work of the UN on various human rights issues, including the promotion of a culture of human rights. Mr. Tutu will be formally awarded the prize on 10 December, which is observed globally as Human Rights Day, by UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, at the agency’s headquarters in Paris. The Mayor of Bilbao, Iñaki Azkuna, will also be in attendance. During the ceremony, the 80 singers of the Choir Invisible, Desmond and Leah Tutu Choir for Peace, UK, will perform a capella compositions inspired by South African gospel and soul music to lyrics by Archbishop Tutu. The UNESCO/Bilbao Prize is given out every two years and is funded by a donation from the Spanish city. It succeeded the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education that was set up 30 years ago. The Prize includes a $30,000 cheque, a diploma and a bronze trophy designed by Japanese artist Toshimi Ishii. The prize was first awarded to Stéphane Hessel, a French human rights advocate, in 2008. read more

More holiday please New haul of Roman letters reveals army life near

first_imgIn 1992, Robin Birley made arguably the most important find in British archaeological history when he uncovered a huge trove of soldiers’ letters from the Roman fort of Vindolanda, near Hadrian’s Wall.As scholars picked through the well-preserved accounts of legionnaire life on the edge of empire, a star character emerged: Masclus, and in particular, his demands for more beer.Now, 25 years later, Birley’s son Andrew claims to have discovered another haul of correspondence, which again appear to include written demands from the same Roman cavalry officer – except this time he wants to go on holiday. This is the find I have been hoping for all my working lifeAndrew Birley, Archaeologist Vindolanda dig letters Vindolanda from the airCredit:Telegraph Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Many of the letters are written on slivers of birchCredit:Telegraph “My father has been rather poorly recently, but by the time I got home he had cracked open a bottle of champagne.”Most of the hundreds of letters already found at Vindolanda, near Bardon Mill on Northumberland, are in the care of the British museum, with a handful on loan at the ruined fort.They are considered some of the most famous existing documents from the Roman world, remarkable for their highly personal, warts-and-all account of army life. Archaeologists had to dig deep trenches to find the latest haulCredit:Telegraph The large oak-leaved document is currently illegible and the ink faded, but it is hoped the writing will be deciphered with use of infrared.The Bloomberg find comprise 405 well preserved wooden tablets found at the site of what is now the London offices of the financial data company.The earliest written documents found in Britain, they were found 40 feet underground following the demolition of a 14-storey office block which was built in 1953.The site had been partly excavated in the 1950s, but it was only after 2010 archeologists were able to dig properly. The new letters, believed to originate in the 1st Century AD, were found in a trench at the deepest level of the complex, which was repeatedly rebuilt over the years with turf and timber.Mr Birley said: “They were spaced out at regular intervals along the line of a trench, under a rubble-filled foundation layer.“We wondered if somebody was carrying them in a bag with a hole in one corner, or if somebody had been walking along reading them and chucking them away one by one.”While the Vindolanda letters are believed not to be as old as the Bloomberg Tablets, which were discovered in London between 2010 and 2013, they are more intimate in nature.“There is nothing more exciting than reading these personal messages from the distant past,” said Mr Birley. “These are not Post-It notes.“These were written when somebody had something of importance to communicate.” Vindolanda dig Vindolanda from the air The new cache of 25 letters were found last month in the deepest level of the fort complex and are now being conserved ahead of scanning with infrared lights.This should make the now faint ink marks legible, but experts already believe they have discovered a written request from Masclus, asking for leave from his duties.Most of the missives are, like those of the original big find, written on thin sheets of birch, however experts are particularly excited about a double-leaved oak tablet, which indicates it contains important correspondence. “This is the find I have been hoping for all my working life,” said Andrew Birley, who was a teenager when his father discovered the main haul, and now leads the trust which owns the site.last_img read more

TV3s very own Christmas toy show watched by 350k people

first_imgTV3′S VERY OWN Christmas toy show proved to be one of the station’s ratings hits of 2013, with more than 350,000 people tuning in in November.The show was aired on the same night as RTÉ’s Late Late Toy Show, albeit at an earlier time. Presented by Alan Hughes it was a pre-recorded extension of the Ireland AM festive toys slot.TV3′s biggest ratings winner this year though was Coronation Street, with 629,000 tuning in to see Sunita Alahan meet a tragic end in a Rovers Returns fire.However TV3 is set to lose its popular soaps to a competing Irish channel to be launched by UTV. The new station has secured the rights to Coronation Street and Emmerdale.It was confirmed last month that TV3 would be holding onto X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.X Factor was a hit with TV3 viewers in 2013 with over half-a-million sitting down to watch the season’s most popular episode.TV3 has also announced that The Great Irish Bake Off will return for a new series in 2014, as well as a new quiz show called The Lie, which will give contestants a chance to walk away with €10,000 if they can spot the lie.TV3 takes on the Toy Show> Mrs Brown’s Boys the most watched programme in the UK on Christmas Day>last_img read more

Maybe Donald will head back to the jungle and go trump trump

first_img‘Maybe Donald will head back to the jungle and go trump, trump, trump’: The week in quotes Here’s what was said and who said what this week. By Nicky Ryan Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 7:55 PM Feb 19th 2017, 7:55 PM 16,998 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article center_img 16 Comments Short URL Source: leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.Donald Trump spoke (a lot) about fake news during a 77-minute-long press conference on Thursday night. Source: RollingNews.ieThe relationship between the government and the Commissioner of an Garda Síochána must be based on confidence. Confidence in anyone’s language includes a solid belief that the person in question is truthful and reliable in every respect. Confidence cannot be said to exist if sufficient doubt exists in the mind of the government in respect of the gravest allegations to warrant the establishment of a tribunal of inquiry.Senator and former attorney general Michael McDowell called for embattled Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to step aside from her role. Source: might say a mea culpa here because […] I’m guilty here of not giving accurate information.Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated a different timelines of events regarding his conversations with Minister Katherine Zappone on the Tusla file. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandIn my business, anxiety comes with the job… I don’t hold it in, I talk about it and I believe I’m a stronger person because of it.Broadcaster Colm Hayes wrote about the work organisations like his own, Cycle Against Sucide, have been done to combat the stigma around anxiety and depression. Share5 Tweet Email1 This is about taking back our community. There are women who are worried about when they get off public transport that there’s a chance they might get attacked. There are pople changing their schedules so they can get back home before it’s dark because they are scared for their safety. That’s not good enough.The words of Emily Lyon, who organised a march through Shankil in South Dublin after a number of sexual assault in the area. Source:íonn ciaróg ciaróg eile.Gerry Adams used this seanfhocail in response to Enda Kenny breaking Dáil rules and calling him a hypocrite. Source: PA Archive/Paul Faith.Last night saw an attack on a 16-year-old boy. Any civilised society would see that for what it is – child abuse. It is most definitely not policing or community safety activity. There is only one police service in west Belfast and that is the PSNI.Belfast Policing Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Noble condemned an attack in which a teenage boy was shot in the legs. Source: St Patrick’s Festival/YouTubeMy Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog. We’re not here to take part we’re here to take over.Part of a poem by Stephen James Smith released to promote the St Patrick’s Festival. Source: Donald might go off, back to the jungle, the Wall Street jungle, and go trump, trump, trump.Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe compared the US President to Nellie the Elephant.last_img read more

Discovery suivez en direct le retour de la navette

first_imgDiscovery : suivez en direct le retour de la navetteAujourd’hui la navette américaine Discovery retournera sur Terre pour la toute dernière fois. L’appareil de transport de personnel et de matériel se posera en Floride dans la fin de l’après midi. L’événement sera retransmis en direct sur le site’est après 27 ans de bons et loyaux services que la navette Discovery est aujourd’hui rapatriée sur Terre. L’ultime mission qui lui a été confiée s’est achevée lundi couronnée de succès. La Station spatiale internationale (ISS) est à présent équipée de Leonardo, un module de fret multifonctionel mettant à disposition un volume supplémentaire de stockage pressurisé. LeRoy Cain, l’un des principaux responsables du programme, exprime son enthousiasme lors d’une conférence de presse à Houston :”Cela a été l’une des meilleures missions de Discovery et aussi l’une de celles ayant connu le moins de difficultés”.À lire aussiSpaceX : la Tesla envoyée dans l’espace a déjà franchi une étapePour l’heure, l’équipage de six astronautes se prépare à retrouver la Terre. L’atterrissage aura lieu, une heure après le décrochage de l’orbite, sur la piste du Centre spatial Kennedy, à proximité du Cap Canaveral. Deux possibilités d’horaires sont prévues : à 16h57 ou 18h44 (heure de Paris). L’événement pourra être suivi en direct sur le site conditions météorologiques annoncées comme favorables ne devraient pas empêcher la navette de se poser. Cependant, si celle-ci rencontrait la moindre difficulté, son retour serait alors différé au lendemain avec également la possibilité de se poser sur la base aérienne d’Edwards, en Californie. Une fois sur Terre,  Discovery sera confiée par la Nasa aux bons soins du musée Smithsonian aux Etats-Unis.Le 9 mars 2011 à 11:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Internet coupures et conséquences

first_imgInternet: coupures et conséquencesDepuis le 20 février, les internautes iraniens n’ont, de nouveau, plus accès au réseau Internet. Afin d’éviter toutes effusions à quelques jours des élections législatives, les autorités ont décidé de bloquer l’accès au réseau. Mais ce n’est pas la première fois qu’un tel scénario a lieu…  Si l’Iran n’est actuellement plus connecté au réseau, les internautes iraniens ne sont pas les premiers à qui ça arrive. Égypte, Syrie, États-Unis… Internet est utilisé par 2,1 milliards de personnes dans le monde. Ajoutez à cela que 90% d’entre eux ont une adresse mail ce qui correspond à plus de 3.000 milliards de comptes et 168 millions d’e-mails envoyés par minute.  À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Internet est devenu un vrai moyen de pression efficace sur les internautes. Plusieurs pays en ont déjà fait les frais, et le phénomène est en passe de devenir de plus en plus fréquent, notamment avec l’augmentation du nombre de personnes sur la Toile. Rappelons que Facebook compte environ 800 millions de membres et Twitter plus de 425 millions. Qui, comment et pourquoi ? Découvrez le dossier de Maxisciences sur les premiers tenants et aboutissants de tels blocages du réseau. Le 24 février 2012 à 15:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Search for a Second Earth Just Got A Bit More Interesting

first_img So, you’ve probably seen tons and tons of new stories about Earth-like planets around nearby stars. That’s mostly because over the past few years we’ve launched powerful new telescopes like Kepler that are just sharp enough to find the tiny (in galactic terms, anyway) planets. We’ll have to wait for the launch of James Webb next year to know for sure, but as scientists refine their models and hone their studies of these exo-Earths, we’re a bit more confident that they might be able to sustain life.Proxima B, an Earth-sized planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our closest stellar neighbor, has been thought to be uninhabitable without a lot of extra help. Early models suggested that it just wouldn’t have a stable atmosphere. Pb, as I’ve just now decided to call it, circles its star much closer than we do with the Sun. Scientists suspect that that means the planet is tidally locked with its parent star. That could be disastrous for any atmosphere it may have once had. Gasses could freeze out on the night side, for example, causing the planet’s air to slowly fall as super-cold snow until it was all gone. Alternatively, proximity to the star could cause solar winds to blow the atmosphere off into space.Eager for answers, teams of researchers have applied some more robust weather and atmospheric models based our knowledge of Earth’s atmosphere to the planet, and initial results are… pretty positive. Obviously, they won’t be accurate, and we’re missing loads of additional data we’d need to get optimal predictions, but the paper, published in Astronomy and Astrophysics suggests that we’d expect it to still have a stable atmosphere in several possible scenarios.Scientists ran simulations with both a tidally locked and slowly orbiting planet, and both featured climates that could sustain liquid water — one of the most important ingredients, we suspect, for life. This is good news for anyone eager to bail on Earth and set up shop somewhere a bit less… chaotic.The study isn’t without qualifications. There’s far from enough data to be sure that Proxima B definitely has an atmosphere in the first place. All we can say right now is that if it did, that atmosphere could very well be stable and the climate might foster liquid surface water.The good news, though, is that we probably won’t have to wait long to find out for sure. Assuming everything’s golden during the James Webb Space Telescope launch next year, we’ll soon be equipped with a new uber-powerful machine that could, with ease, tell us whether planets like Proxima B have atmospheres and what they’re made of. It will also be our first chance to look directly at exo-planets. For now, we still spot these stellar bodies by monitoring the light output of their host star. If we spot dips as planets cross between us and the star, we can get a rough idea of how big the planets are, what their mass is, and how close they’re orbiting. That tells us a lot, but not nearly enough to start loading people onto interstellar ships for a camping trip. Tune In As Brad Pitt Speaks With NASA Astronaut on ISSNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on targetlast_img read more

Urbanization Is Now a Major Influence on Evolution

first_imgNew data shows that cities might be one of the most powerful forces shaping evolution today. Some species are naturally pretty well suited to life in the city (e.g. raccoons, rats), but others have been forced to adapt to keep pace. New species of subterranean mosquito, fish that are resistant to human pollutants, finches that can more easily draw from bird feeders and even more versatile, long-limbed lizards that can climb tall buildings are just a few examples from the past few years.We tend to think of evolution as something that’s over. Something that’s done with. But that’s not always the case. In fact, everything around us is still evolving, and humans are becoming a much larger factor in that shift.These new results in the journal Science document dozens of examples of these changes, pulling from more than 192 studies across the world to demonstrate evolution that has been specifically molded to suit urban environments.What’s most interesting about urban areas is that they are an ecological niche that is totally engineered by humans. But they are prime targets for creatures for a few reasons. The first is that humans are really good at creating food for other things. We throw lots of stuff away, we’re profoundly wasteful, and we keep loads of relatively unguarded food in our homes.Combine that with a boosted mutation rate thanks to urban pollution, the isolating effects of highways and other city structures, and the introduction of really evolutionarily wonky things like bird feeders, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for ecological shifts in hundreds of cities across the globe.“I actually don’t like cities that much, but being a professor with a young family, I’m now kind of stuck in one of North America’s largest cities,” study co-author Marc Johnson told the CBC in an interview. “I started realizing there’s pretty amazing biology all around us, and we have very little understanding of how the development of cities and urbanization in general, which is happening throughout the world, is influencing not only the ecology but also the evolution of the organisms that live around us and sometimes even with and in some cases on or in us.”It’s important to note that these creatures are largely adapting to circumstance. When human beings started building stuff, we weren’t too keen on protecting the life that was already there. In the process, we kinda messed up a few things, and these animals have had to make these changes just to survive us. Not us hunting them, not us eating them, just… us being near them and living the way we do.“If it can’t adapt to the change in that urban environment, it will go extinct,” he says. “If it can adapt to the change in that environment, that may allow it to persist and then to have consequences for other members of the community and maybe the entire ecosystem.”One of the more unusual findings, according to Johnson, is that humans are evolving too. Especially in urban areas. The genes that protect against leprosy for example, are most prevalent in the world’s oldest cities. We’ve been evolving to compensate for greater density for a while. Not enough to form a new species, like some of these animals, but enough that it’s left indelible genetic markers.Every day I think things can’t get any more bizarre, and almost every day I’m even more amazed by how amazing the natural and biological world really is. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Nia Jax vs Alexa Bliss for the RAW Womens Title added to

first_img Former WWE star Big Cass reportedly has incident at WrestlePro Event in New Jersey Twitter Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyah Sasha Banks Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Alexa Bliss Reportedly Injured Xavier Woods Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Alexa Bliss Will Be In The Royal Rumble Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmed Nia Jax defending the RAW Women’s Championship against Alexa Bliss has been officially added to the WWE Backlash PPV on May 6 from Newark, New Jersey.The following is the updated card for the event:Roman Reigns vs. Samoa JoeWWE Intercontinental ChampionshipSeth Rollins (c) vs. The MizWWE United States ChampionshipJeff Hardy (c) vs. Randy OrtonRAW Women’s ChampionshipNia Jax (c) vs. Alexa BlissAll of these matches could see changes over the course of the coming weeks following what transpires at the Superstar Shake-up tonight on Smackdown Live and the Greatest Royal Rumble event on April 27 in Saudi Arabia.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 9.38%0:02Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Google+ Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Alexa Bliss Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Pinterest Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolutionlast_img read more

Klopp is full of praise for Roberto Firmino

first_imgFor the German manager, the performance of the player during the 5-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday was superbRoberto Firmino scored twice for Liverpool in the 5-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday.And manager Jurgen Klopp is full of praise for the footballer.“Bobby Firmino played an outstanding season so far,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.comJose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“If I talk to people, it’s like: ‘Bobby, eh, if it would click for him…’ [But] the different system we play is possible because he plays how he plays because he is everywhere. He is a link-up player.”“If you find a throw-in we had in the last half a year where he is not involved to get the ball or at least open up a gap, it would be a surprise for me,” Klopp added.“Now obviously he scores three goals and everybody sees again: ‘Ah, yes, and he scores on top.’”“His attitude as a team worker gives us so much. If he scores, outstanding and I’m really happy; if he’s not scoring, no problem, he still plays really well in nine out of 10 games,” he concluded.last_img read more

ASA Announces 2016 Class of DuPont Young Leaders

first_img2016 ASA DuPont Young Leaders Begin Training The 32nd class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders began their leadership journey at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, last week.The Johnston training session was the first phase of a program designed to identify new and aspiring leaders and provide them with opportunities to enhance their skills and network with other growers. Representatives from 23 states and Canada participated in training that included educational and skill-building components.“The ASA DuPont Young Leaders Program identifies and trains new and much needed leaders for the soybean industry,” said ASA President Wade Cowan (Texas). “The program provides training and helps them grow their peer network, which strengthens our industry and allows us to work collaboratively in our local, state and national organizations. This year’s class is exceptional; they’re engaged, talented and passionate about agriculture. The program continues to have an enormous impact on not only the soybean industry but all of agriculture.”The 2016 ASA DuPont Young Leaders are:  Brady Peek, Ala.; Derek Holden &Amanda Crangle, Ark.; Jeff and Dianne Barlow, Canada; Aaron & Melanie Thompson, Del.; Brian Ogletree, Ga.; Alan Hill, Ill.; John Wildermuth, Ind.; Ethon Smith, Iowa; Matthew Atkinson & Mary Ann Ross, Kan.; Ben & Katie Furnish, Ky.; Adam & Lindsey Hendricks, Ky.; Vincent Cannatella, La.; Nik Morris, La.; Mike Opificius, Mich.; Rodd & Jamie Beyer, Minn.; Taylor & Rebecca Tesch, Minn.; Paul Muirhead, Miss.; Andrew & Jennifer Lance, Mo.; John & Stephanie Thompson, Mo.; Wade Walters, Neb.; Brett Medlin, N.C.; Greg & Monica Gussiaas, N.D.; Luke Ryan, Ohio; Patrick Burch & Grace Walter, S.C.; Joshua & Kara Kayser, S.D.; Don Holbert, Tenn.; Brett Wightman, Va.; John Mills, Va.; and Rochelle & Evan Schnadt, Wis.“It was a privilege to meet this year’s enthusiastic class of DuPont Young Leaders, who will take on the challenges and opportunities that face American agriculture,” said Steve Reno, Vice President, Regional Business Director – U.S. & Canada.  “We look forward to watching them continue to develop their leadership skills throughout the remaining parts of the program.”last_img read more

Oppo Reno launch in India confirmed 10X zoom unique popup camera and

first_imgOppo has been trying new things like introducing sub-brands to launch phones in a different price range. After Realme, Oppo now plans the same for Reno and the official launch of Reno and Reno 10X Zoom edition smartphones in India have finally been confirmed.Oppo sent out media invites confirming Reno smartphone’s launch date in India on May 28. The invite doesn’t say much about where the event is to be held, but it does show a truly full-screen display with a side-swung pop-up selfie camera.While Oppo Reno’s features have already been confirmed from the international launch, the pricing in India is something of a mystery to everyone. The launch of Reno is scheduled only days after OnePlus 7 Pro’s debut and the intention to compete with the self-claimed “flagship killer” is quite obvious.Oppo Reno comes in three configurations, 6GB+128GB, 6GB+256GB and 8GB+256GB. It starts at ¥2,999 in China, which roughly translates to Rs 30,000, and the higher end models cost ¥3,299 (roughly Rs 34,000) and ¥3,599 (around Rs 37,000), respectively. It is possible Oppo Reno will be priced in the similar bracket when launched in India. Oppo Reno invite for IndiaOppoOppo Reno 10X Zoom edition is the flagship variant with high-end specs compared to the Reno smartphone. It starts at ¥3,999 (around Rs 41,200) for 6GB+128GB variant, ¥4,499 (roughly Rs 46,400) for 6GB+256GB configuration, and ¥4,799 (roughly Rs 49,500) for 8GB+256GB model. The Reno 10X Zoom edition is more apt to compete against the OnePlus 7 Pro, but the pricing will play a major role here.In terms of specs, Oppo Reno 10X Zoom edition features a 6.6-inch panoramic AMOLED display with an integrated ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, a triple rear camera setup combining a 48MP Sony IMX586 f/1.7 lens, a 13MP secondary sensor with periscope telephoto lens and an 8MP super wide-angle lens. The handset supports 10X lossless hybrid zoom to capture details even from a distance. The unique pop-up camera has a 16MP f/2.0 sensor with AI optimisations. Oppo Reno launch in IndiaOppoUnder the hood, the Reno 10X Zoom edition is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and a 4,065mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 support. The handset supports 4G LE, dual GPS, NFC and USB Type-C port.Oppo Reno is a slightly toned-down version of the 10X Zoom edition. It features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ panoramic AMOLED display, dual rear cameras with 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The front camera remains the same on both phones.Under the hood, the Reno smartphone gets a Snapdragon 710 chipset with 6GB/8GB RAM options 3,765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support and 128GB/256GB storage. Both handsets run Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.Are you excited about Oppo Reno launch in India or looking forward to OnePlus 7 debut? Close Oppo R17 Pro’s SuperVOOC flash charging review: Nothing like it!last_img read more

Trump not yet as damaging to environment as feared

first_imgFormer US vice president Al Gore listens to a question during an interview in Greensboro, NC on 13 August. Photo: APThe Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, former vice president Al Gore said in an interview Monday.“He (president Trump) has had less of an impact so far than I feared that he would. Someone said last year his administration is a blend of malevolence and incompetence,” Gore said in an interview with The Associated Press in Greensboro. “I think they’ve made some mistakes in some of the moves they’ve made. The courts have blocked some of what they wanted to do as a result.”Even the Republican-controlled Congress has stepped in at times, he said. “The US system has a lot of inherent resilience,” Gore said. “It’s hard for one person, even the president, to change things very quickly if the majority of American people don’t want them changed.”Gore was in North Carolina on Sunday and Monday to speak on behalf of the Poor People’s Campaign, which names “ecological devastation” as one of the problems hurting poor people. Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his campaign to protect the environment. He authored a 1992 book on the climate, “Earth in the Balance,” just before he became vice president. His work also includes the 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” More recently he founded The Climate Reality Project .Historians say a 1982 campaign against a PCB landfill in North Carolina’s majority-black Warren County helped give birth to the environmental justice movement so it’s especially appropriate that the Poor People’s Campaign has its roots in the state, Gore said. The campaign’s co-chair is the Rev. William Barber, who founded the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina and has served as president of the state NAACP chapter.Low-income communities typically suffer the brunt of environmental damage because they lack the “economic and political clout necessary to make their case and defend themselves” so they’re more likely to become locations of “these pollution streams and waste sites,” Gore said.He said current dangers include the loosening of regulations for dumps for coal ash, which contains toxic metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic. The new acting secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, was quick to ease rules for handling the toxic ash from more than 400 US coal-fired power plants. Coal ash is a particular issue in North Carolina, where a major leak from a Duke Energy site in 2014 left coal ash coating 70 miles (110 kilometers) of the Dan River on the North Carolina-Virginia border.“And there are hundreds of other environmental procedures and regulations that Trump’s group has begun to undo,” Gore said. “So he’s doing some damage, but overall I would say less than I had feared.”Gore cited the Paris Climate Accord as one example of the Trump administration failing to change environmental rules as quickly as it might want. While the United States withdrew from the accord, he says the first date that can become official is the day after the 2020 presidential election.“If there’s a new president—excuse me for a moment,” Gore said as he placed in hands together as if in prayer, “then a new president could simply give 30 days’ notice, and we’re right back in the Paris agreement.”last_img read more

EA bows to pressure iPhone Rock Band to remain playable

first_imgEA has seen sense, or maybe they became worried about the growing anger aimed in their direction from the gaming masses yesterday. Either way, Rock Band on iPhone will no longer become unplayable at the end of the month if the message above is to be believed.Yesterday there was uproar when iPhone gamers started seeing a message stating that Rock Band would become unplayable on May 31. That’s despite having to pay $5 to play it, and despite the fact EA was still selling it on the App Store.Further frustration was caused because there was no explanation given. It couldn’t be a server shutdown as the game doesn’t require one to function. My best guess at the time was a music license was expiring, but that didn’t explain why existing owners couldn’t continue to enjoy the game.At the time of writing the app is still available to purchase in the App Store, so we have to assume EA will continue to offer the game as well as allow existing users to continue playing. Alternatively, the app may disappear on May 31, but remain playable for anyone who buys it before then.Whatever the case, EA remains silent on the reason for the initial message popping up on iPhones and their reasons for performing this U-turn. One thing it does make clear: if the masses make their feelings clear in great enough numbers online, even a big publisher like EA can’t fail to notice and react.via Redditlast_img read more

Travel Accessories for the iPod and iPhone

first_imgOctober 3, 2007 Brought to you by PCWorld Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals An Apple iPod or iPhone is an essential travel accessory in its own right. Not only can you listen to music and watch videos, but you can also store your business contacts on either device or use your iPod to back up files.But as feature-packed as Apple’s devices are, you’ll probably still want to accessorize them. Here’s a look at some cool add-ons for the airplane, car, hotel room–or anywhere you travel.Getting Power on the PlaneThe Inflight Power Recharger ($35 to $50), about the size of a small tape measure, converts the audio output from an airplane’s passenger seat headphone jack into power that can recharge your iPod, iPhone, RIM BlackBerry, and any other handheld devices that support USB connections.Here’s how it works: At your airplane seat, find a music channel with up-tempo tunes; turn the volume all the way up; plug your gadget into the recharger and the recharger into the airplane seat audio output jack. You don’t have to be in an airline seat to use the recharger, however. With two AAA batteries the Inflight Power Recharger can juice up your device without an airplane audio jack.I tested the Inflight Power Recharger with my video iPod on two recent cross-country flights. The device extended my iPod’s playback time by about 30 minutes–but it took nearly 2 hours to get that charge. And it was awkward to have my iPod and the recharger in my lap, dangling from the airplane seat audio jack.The iGo powerXtender ($16) is another option for gadget recharging in transit. The portable device uses two AA batteries to recharge iPods, iPhones, and other gadgets, wherever you may be. But you’ve got to buy a tip to connect a device to the recharger, and a tip that fits iPods and iPhones costs $13. Plus, they’re relatively small and easy to lose. However, with so many available tips, it’s likely there’s one that fits your small gadget.In the CarThe iPod is among the technological advancements that rendered the car cassette tape player obsolete. And yet one of the easiest ways to play iPod music in the car is through a cassette tape adapter. Ironic, huh?If your car stereo doesn’t have a cassette deck or an iPod hookup, you can wirelessly transmit music from your music player to unused FM frequencies on your car radio.For example, Griffin Technology’s iTrip Auto is a sleek, black device that works with iPods and iPhones to wirelessly transmit tunes via FM frequencies. It’s easy to change frequencies using the device’s LCD. And because it connects to your in-car power port, the iTrip Auto also charges your gadget while beaming your tunes (not all transmitters do this). It can be frustrating to find a clear, unused FM frequency without static in urban areas, however. At $70, the iTrip Auto is pricey, but I’ve seen it online for under $50 .In the Hotel RoomThe iHome2Go ($99), available in black or white , is a portable iPod stereo/recharging dock/alarm clock for use in hotels, at home, or at the office. The device has been available since last year but was recently given a more streamlined look. It’s attractive, easy to use, runs off four AA batteries or AC power, and has a backup battery so you don’t have to reset the time when you unplug it or lose battery power.The iHome2Go produces good sound, though it’s no match for sound systems from Bose and other high-end iPod speakers, and it comes with a small remote control. But the iHome2Go weighs about 2.08 pounds with the AC adapter. And when folded flat for travel, it measures 10.25 inches by 7 inches by 1.8 inches. In other words, it’s not the most portable iPod alarm clock/speaker system around. The i.Sound Time Travel ($60) is much more compact, for instance (I haven’t tested this product, however.) Also, the portable iHome2Go lacks the AM/FM radio of its desktop sibling (also $99).The iHome2Go works with the iPhone as well. However, you should put your iPhone in Airplane Mode, to prevent interference between the phone and the speakers.Further InformationThe Ultimate iPod Accessory–a New York Hotel Room ?” Control Your iPod–With Your Mouth ?”” Charge Six Devices With One Charger “” Hot iPod Add-Ons “Mobile Computing News, Reviews, & TipsAn iPod Around Your Neck: A new iPod accessory lets you wear the media player on the back of your neck. NekFIT ($34) is designed for active users who dislike tangled, dangling earbud wires.Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 Review: Fujitsu’s new LifeBook T4220 convertible tablet PC is designed to weather outside use better than its competitors. The tablet features a comfortable keyboard, an antiglare screen for outdoor viewing, and a shock sensor to protect the hard drive during a fall.Running Applications on a USB Thumb Drive: Windows Vista makes it easy to automatically run programs from a USB thumb drive when the drive is inserted. Add the program you want to run in the device’s root directory and create a two-line autorun.inf file that points to the program ( read the full story for instructions). When the drive is inserted, check “Always do this for software and games” and select the “Run This Program” option. From then on, the program will run whenever you insert the drive.Suggestion BoxIs there a particularly cool mobile computing product or service I’ve missed? Got a spare story idea in your back pocket? Tell me about it . However, I regret that I’m unable to respond to tech-support questions, due to the volume of e-mail I receive.Contributing Editor James A. Martin offers tools, tips, and product recommendations to help you make the most of computing on the go. Martin is also author of the Traveler 2.0 blog. Sign up to have the Mobile Computing Newsletter e-mailed to you each week. Register Now »last_img read more

Microsoft Office November 2017 Patch Day

first_imgMicrosoft Office November 2017 Patch Day by Martin Brinkmann on November 08, 2017 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 5 commentsMicrosoft released non-security updates for all supported versions of the company’s Microsoft Office software product yesterday to the public.The company publishes non-security Office updates on the first Tuesday of each month, and then a week later security updates for Windows and Office.This month saw the release of updates for Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.Office 2007Office 2007 is not officially supported anymore by Microsoft as it reached end of support on October 10, 2017. This did not keep Microsoft from releasing a single patch for Microsoft Office Publisher in November 2017.KB4011203 — November 7, 2017, update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 The update fixes a crash in Publisher 2007 that occurs when you edit a title bar in a newsletter and deselect the title bar by clicking anywhere else in the interface.Download update KB4011203 for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007Office 2010Office 2010 is supported until October 13, 2020 if the latest Service Pack is installed (Service Pack 2). Microsoft released a single update for Office 2010 in October 2017.KB4011188 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2010The patch corrects a scanning issue if Windows Defender is enabled and registered for IOfficeAntiVirus scanning. Office applications would still run Registry key scans instead of using Windows Defender.Download update KB4011188 for 32-bit version of Office 2010Download update KB4011188 for 64-bit version of Office 2010Office 2013Microsoft released a total of nine updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 2013 applications.KB3172533 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2013The update fixes a crash issue in Office 2013 applications that open a document from a SharePoint connected site.Download update KB3172533 for 32-bit version of Office 2013Download update KB3172533 for 64-bit version of Office 2013KB4011228 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2013This update fixes a decimal values truncation issue in a chart axis or data label in on-premise versions of Office Word Online and Office PowerPoint Online 2013. The update requires the installation of KB3162081 and KB4011168 as well.Download update KB4011228 for 32-bit version of Office 2013Download update KB4011228 for 64-bit version of Office 2013KB4011229 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2013This update fixes several issues, including the same scanning issue that KB4011188 fixes for Office 2010. It furthermore corrects a flashing issue when you dock or undock external monitors, and application freezes in Office applications.The update improves translations of “Total Row” in the Danish version of Office, fall back improvements and to avoid software rendering, and software rendering improvements.Download update KB4011229 for 32-bit version of Office 2013Download update KB4011229 for 64-bit version of Office 2013KB4011075 — November 7, 2017, update for OneNote 2013The patch fixes the cause of the error message “That email address does not exist” when using move or share functions to share a notebook in OneNote 2013.Download update KB4011075 for 32-bit version of OneNote 2013Download update KB4011075 for 64-bit version of OneNote 2013KB4011252 — November 7, 2017, update for Outlook 2013The update fixes a “exceptions of recurring appointment series” missing issue when exporting calendar data to CSV files, and issues with the tab key and space bar not working after switching from a Windows Presentation Foundation format to the reading pane in Outlook 2013.The update improves the Swedish translation of “Private Appointment” and hides the Apps for Office button on the compose form if no legacy compose add-in is installed.Download update KB4011252 for 32-bit version of Outlook 2013Download update KB4011252 for 64-bit version of Outlook 2013KB4011168 — November 7, 2017, update for PowerPoint 2013Required to fix the issue described in KB4011228. Also improves the translation of Compress Media in the German version.Download update KB4011168 for 32-bit version of PowerPoint 2013Download update KB4011168 for 64-bit version of PowerPoint 2013KB4011235 — November 7, 2017, update for Project 2013The update fixes a issue with MOD_DATE having the same values for two baselines in projects. The property should have different values.Download update KB4011235 for 32-bit version of Project 2013Download update KB4011235 for 64-bit version of Project 2013KB3162081 — November 7, 2017, update for Word 2013Required to fix the issue described in KB4011228.Download update KB3162081 for 32-bit version of Word 2013Download update KB3162081 for 64-bit version of Word 2013KB4011255 — November 7, 2017, update for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) This update includes the new Skype for Business client. Lync 2013 will be upgraded to Skype for Business. The Lync client user interface can still be used after the upgrade.Download the 32-bit version of Skype for Business 2015 update package nowDownload the 64-bit version of Skype for Business 2015 update package nowOffice 2016Microsoft released a total of 12 updates for Microsoft Office 2016 on the November 2017 Office Patch Day.KB4011138 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2016The update fixes several issues in Office applications. It does fix the Windows Defender issue described in KB4011188. It fixes a freezing issue in Outlook when emails contain lots of images, and extends validation of 255 character document property settings to VBA and VSTO.Extends the protection that the BlockContentExecutionFromInternet  offers to Excel workbooks embedded in other Excel workbooks, and a hang issue when opening IRM protected Office documents when the Rights Management Service returns an error code.Last but not least, translations of Total Row in the Danish version and Disable all macros with notification in the Dutch version are optimized.Download update KB4011138 for 32-bit version of Office 2016Download update KB4011138 for 64-bit version of Office 2016KB4011216 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2016The update fixes two print issues. First that some textboxes with shadow effects are not printed correctly, and second an application crash when trying to print presentations with large tables in PowerPoint 2016.Download update KB4011216 for 32-bit version of Office 2016Download update KB4011216 for 64-bit version of Office 2016KB4011223 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2016The update addresses two language display issues in Office. The first changes the default Help language of Office 2016 to “match display language” instead of the language of the Office setup program. The second fixes a fall back to another language issue if Match Microsoft Windows is selected, and if a Spanish regional variety is selected other than Spanish (Spain).Download update KB4011223 for 32-bit version of Office 2016Download update KB4011223 for 64-bit version of Office 2016KB4011224 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2016This update fixes a display issue for certain DBCS symbols and characters.Download update KB4011224 for 32-bit version of Office 2016Download update KB4011224 for 64-bit version of Office 2016KB4011226 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2016The update fixes a freezing issue caused by rendering, and the flashing of Outlook 2016 when external monitors are docked or undocked.It furthermore improves software rendering and introduces options to avoid falling back to software rendering.Download update KB4011226 for 32-bit version of Office 2016Download update KB4011226 for 64-bit version of Office 2016KB4011259 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2016Fixes the “invalid argument” error when using ActiveX Data Objects to connect to SharePoint lists.Download update KB4011259 for 32-bit version of Office 2016Download update KB4011259 for 64-bit version of Office 2016KB4011145 — November 7, 2017, update for Office 2016 Language Interface PackImproves translations of Compress Media (German), and Private Appointment (Swedish); fixes multi-selection function in Edit Links to Files, and improves translations for the Cloud File Options interface in all languages.Download update KB4011145 for 32-bit version of Office 2016 Language Interface PackDownload update KB4011145 for 64-bit version of Office 2016 Language Interface PackKB4011137 — November 7, 2017, update for OneNote 2016Adds an option to set pages to read-only in OneNote Class Notebook.Download update KB4011137 for 32-bit version of OneNote 2016Download update KB4011137 for 64-bit version of OneNote 2016KB4011240 — November 7, 2017, update for Outlook 2016The update fixes several issues on Outlook 2017:Email messages don’t display presence icons.Account setting issues for profiles if ZeroConfigExchange is configured.Display issue for Exception Appointments.Cause of the error message “The public group cannot be displayed. The operation failed” when changing members of a distribution list.Messages sent using IMAP may re-appear in the draft folder occasionally.RSS feeds that don’t require Office 365 Modern Authentication may still prompt for authentication. The Registry value NoAuthCheckAddingFeeds needs to be set to 1 after installing the update. See KB4011241.Tab key and space bar key don’t work properly after switching from a Windows Presentation Foundation form to the reading pane and back.Freeze in Outlook 2016 when trying to send encrypted messages with large attachments.Fixes Private Appointment function in Swedish, and translations for Cloud File Options UI.Download update 4011240 for 32-bit version of Outlook 2016Download update 4011240 for 64-bit version of Outlook 2016KB4011219 — November 7, 2017, update for PowerPoint 2016Fixes a crash issue in PowerPoint 2016 (or nothing happens issue) when copying from an IRM protected document in another Office application using the Paste Special dialog in PowerPoint 2016.Also improves Compress Media translation in German versions, and fixes multi-selection function not working properly in Edit Links to Files.Download update KB4011219 for 32-bit version of PowerPoint 2016Download update KB4011219 for 64-bit version of PowerPoint 2016KB4011227 — November 7, 2017, update for Project 2016The update fixes several issues in Project 2016:The MOD_DATE issue described in KB4011235.Task Form issue that shows unit for additional resources as 100 percent even when set to other values.Sub-project saving issue when saving master projects stored in SharePoint document libraries.Freeze issue in Project 2016 when Task Path is enabled and selecting a task within the project.Other labels for timescale tiers may disappear when setting timescale label to noneDownload update KB4011227 for 32-bit version of Project 2016Download update KB4011227 for 64-bit version of Project 2016KB4011238 — November 7, 2017, update for Skype for Business 2016 This updates Skype for Business 2016.Download the 32-bit version of Skype for Business 2016 update package nowDownload the 64-bit version of Skype for Business 2016 update package nowSummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Office November 2017 Patch DayDescriptionMicrosoft released non-security updates for all supported versions of the company’s Microsoft Office software product yesterday to the public.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Mirada Medical to Highlight Quality Assurance of Deformable Image Registration at AAPM

first_img News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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 News | Radiation Oncology | July 13, 2015 Mirada Medical to Highlight Quality Assurance of Deformable Image Registration at AAPM Company’s RegistrationQX platform provides automated, quantitative assessment of DIR to eliminate inter-user variabilitycenter_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems July 13, 2015 – Mirada Medical and collaborators from the University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands, will present new research on quality assurance of deformable image registration (DIR) at the annual meeting of the American Association of Medical Physicists (AAPM). Accurate definition of targets and critical structures is essential for the planning and delivery of radiation therapy and radiosurgery. DIR is increasingly utilized during treatment planning to aid in this process.A critical step in deploying DIR in the clinic is quality assurance of the result. To date, this has been typically performed qualitatively using tools such as fusion overlays and inspection of the deformation field, requiring a user experienced with DIR, patient anatomy and the clinical context. Such an approach is subjective and can lead to significant inter-user variability. Existing quantitative tools such as measuring target registration error and dice overlap of structures are practical for commissioning and research but are often too labor-intensive for clinical use.Mirada Medical and collaborators will be introducing RegistrationQX, a novel technique to overcome these limitations. RegistrationQX uses a set of quantitative measurements of the deformation quality, numerical robustness and matching to assist the user in assessing the quality of a DIR result. With the release of RegistrationQX, clinical staff will be able to augment their visual DIR quality assurance with an automatically generated quantitative report. The original research compares the quantitative scores produced by RegistrationQX with grading scores produced by experts with significant experience in using DIR clinically on 27 head and neck patients. Good correlation (0.86) was observed between the automatic and manual scores indicating that the quantitative scores reflected the opinions of the experts.RegistrationQX and this study form part of Mirada’s Registration Assurance program, a comprehensive program for ensuring DIR quality and continuous improvement through rigorous scientific validation of technology, education, comprehensive QC tools and a commitment to ongoing development and support. The registration workflows used in the study are all available in the new releases of Mirada RTx and Mirada Workflow Box.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more last_img read more

Heres where MSC Cruises will sail in winter of 20192020

first_img GENEVA — MSC Cruises is setting sail for the 2019/2020 winter season with 17 modern ships and an array of destinations, all of which go on sale starting March 5, 2018.MSC Grandiosa is one of two ships to come into service next year and will spend its inaugural winter season in the Western Mediterranean. MSC Sinfonia, meanwhile, will offer longer cruises of 11, 12 and 14 nights in the Mediterranean, including two new itineraries: a 14-night cruise that calls in Haifa, Israel along with Mediterranean favourites, and a 12-night cruise from Genoa to destinations across the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.Other highlights of the season include:NORTH AMERICAMSC Cruises has introduced new itineraries from New York. MSC Meraviglia will offer two 10-night roundtrip sailings from NYC calling at Bar Harbor, Boston and Portland before moving onto Canadian ports like Charlottetown, Corner Brook, Halifax, Quebec, St. John and Sydney.CARIBBEANOcean Cay MSC Marine Reserve is scheduled to open in winter 2019 as a new private island exclusively for MSC guests. Located in the Bahamas, it offers 40 acres of golden beaches split into six areas, each with its own atmosphere. MSC Seaside, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Divina and MSC Armonia will all call at the island.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoFrom its new homeport of Miami, MSC Meraviglia will offer two different itineraries out of PortMiami in the West Caribbean.MSC Divina will return from the Mediterranean in November 2019 to offer two long cruises from Miami: an 11-night cruise to Jamaica, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico and Ocean Cay; and a 10-night cruise to Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten, Tortola and Ocean Cay.MSC Preziosa will offer two embarkation ports in the French Antilles, setting sail from Fort de France in Martinique and Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe. The two seven-night, seven-ports itineraries can be combined in a 14-night cruise that visits Tortola, St. Maarten, Dominica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and more.MIDDLE EASTMSC is introducing one of its newest ships to the United Arab Emirates. MSC Bellissima will come into service in March 2019 in the Mediterranean and will then move to the Middle East for winter, with two seven-night itineraries sailing to Sir Bani Yas Island, Khasab and Muscat in Oman, or Bahrain and Qatar. MSC Lirica will also join Bellissima in this region with a 14-night itinerary calling in Mumbai and Goa, and an 11-night cruise featuring a stop in Muscat and an overnight in Oman.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaWORLD CRUISEWith a brand new itinerary, MSC’s second World Cruise will commence onboard MSC Magnifica from Civitavecchia, Genoa, Barcelona and Marseilles in January 2020. With more than 40 destinations and 23 countries, guests will cross five continents on a three-month voyage.To learn more about these sailings and current promotions go to Share Posted by Tags: MSC Cruises Here’s where MSC Cruises will sail in winter of 2019/2020center_img Travelweek Group Monday, February 26, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more