Live coverage of Apples 2012 WWDC keynote Next gen MacBook Pro and

first_imgIt’s that day again, the one when we can finally stop speculating about Apple’s 2012 lineup and learn everything we want to know about the new MacBook Pros, the refreshed Mac Pros, the latest version of iOS, and all sorts of other iProducts. The build up to this event has been as rumor-packed as ever, with speculation and leaks about an update to the two-year-old Mac Pro, Retina display MacBook Pros running Nvidia’s Kepler GPU, incredible new maps in iOS 6, and all sorts of similarly exciting possibilities.The event kicks off at 1PM (Eastern), after which this post will be updated continuously until it ends. We’ll be closely following the on-scene coverage from PCMag, Engadget, Ars Technica, Time, GDGT, and The Verge.It’s 1PM (10AM PST). The event has started, and Tim Cook is on stage… get ready for the 23rd WWDC.First up, the numbers: WWDC sold out in 43 minutes, there are 100 sessions and 100 hands-on labs, Apple has over 1000 engineers,  there are over 400 million accounts in the App Store, the App Store has over 650,000 apps, over 225,000 tablet apps. There have been over 30 billion apps downloaded from the App Store, and over $5 billion paid out to developers. (Basically, apps are serious business.)Now it’s demo time, there is a talk about how apps touch people’s lives — helping the bling navigate, helping children learn, and so forth. Big picture: apps make for accessibility, regardless of who you are or what you need from your device.With that heartfelt stuff out of the way, it’s time for the innovation. Here comes Phil Schiller…First up — the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro! Not surprisingly, the systems will get upgraded to Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors (up to 2GHz, Core i7). Expect to see systems with up to 8GB RAM. And, as leaked prior to the event, SSD sizes will go up to a maximum of 512GB. That means up to 500Mbps read speeds. (That’s going to cost you…) They will have the Nvidia (Kepler-based) GPUs as well, just like we heard earlier today.Also, systems get USB 3.0! (Down with the Thunderbolt tyranny!) There will be a single, blue USB 3.0 slot on the MacBooks.FaceTime (front-facing) cameras will be updated as well, allowing for FaceTime HD. They will shoot in 720p.The 11-inch MacBook Air will still start at $999, while the 13-inch model will start at $1199. All but the $999 model are $100 cheaper then they were previously.Now, meet the next generation MacBook Pro! It’s super thin at just 0.71-inches, Apple dropped the optical drive, and it weighs 4.46 pounds. And yes… it has the Retina display. This thing looks like everything Apple fans were dreaming of.That Retina display operates at an incredible 2880 x 1880. That’s 220 ppi. Existing apps will either have to be redone or get pixel doubling in order to work at the new resolution.The new MBP’s processors will go to up 2.7GHz, and, of course, they will be Intel’s Ivy Bridge. Nvidia’s Kepler GPUs will power that crazy display, and they will have up to 768GB of SSD storage and up to 16GB RAM. Apple says the battery life will be up to 7 hours.As for ports, those were upgraded too. There is a new, thinner MagSafe (v2.0), USB 3.0, 2x Thunderbolt, SD, and, wait for it, full-on HDMI! That’s another first for Apple.They are talking through the design now — the system had to be completely redesigned to work. The glass cover on the display was dropped, the lid was redesigned, there are dual mics, new speakers, and more. The thermals were redesigned, and there is even a new, asymmetrical fan design that will seem quieter then the old model to human ears.And the price for the new MacBook Pro? It starts at $2199. That will get you the 15.4-inch Retina display, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash storage, a GeForce GT 650M with 1GB, and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor.The MacBooks will be available for ordering today. (Presumably they will be in Apple stores later this week.)Now it’s time for Craig Federighi and OS X. Specifically we’ll be talking about Mountain Lion. There are a lot of numbers being thrown around, but basically OS X has been doing very well lately, as has the Mac App Store, which distributes Lion, and iCloud. Mountain Lion will have over 200 new features, 8 of which will be discussed today. First up is iCloud…Using a new developer SDK it will be possible to store documents in the cloud. Docs from Keynote, Pages, etc., will go there. Reminds and Notes will cloud-sync as well. Docs updating on the iPhone will sync and update with those on your computer… you know the drill.Also, the notification center will be updated, sort of like Growl, but also with an iOS type feel to it. Next, OS X will get dictation.And Safari will be updated for faster javascript rendering and a multi-use main address bar. iCloud Tabs will sync your browser tabs across devices. There will be a be a new Tab View, and faster, smoother scrolling using Core Animation.It’s demo time. Let’s all take a breath.A new technology hitting OS X Mountain Lion is Power Nap. This feature keeps Macs up-to-date while they are sleeping. It handles Mac App store updates, OS X updates, and backups while the computer is sleeping.Next is AirPlay Mirroring. This means wireless screen-sharing. There will also be GameCenter for OS X. This will work Mac-to-Mac as well as Mac-to-iOS.And those all are just the start… There is a new Chinese input mode, rename from title bar, Offline Reading List, and over 1700s APIs.Mountain Lion, like Lion before it, will cost $19.99 for the upgrade. And that’s not just for Lion users, everyone on Snow Leopard and new will pay the same price.Now it’s Scott Forstall and iOS 6.He’s starting off with the, rather impressive, numbers: 365M iOS devices, 80% of users are on iOS 5 (take that Google!), 700B notifications are pushed daily, over 1.5 trillion notifications have been pushed in total. iMessage sends over a billion messages a day. there have been over 10B tweets from iOS 5, and so on.First on the iOS 6 docket is Siri. The voice assistant can now handle sports scores. It’ll also get you restaurant data using OpenTable and Yelp so you can get restaurant recommendations based on what’s nearby. Also you’ll be able to ask Siri about movie times and what’s playing in your area. Basically Siri is taking a bite out of the web’s push towards semantic search.Siri also gets Auto integration with most of the big names: BMW, GM, Mercedes, Audi, and so on, as well as more languages (Mandarin and Cantonese), and Siri is coming to the iPad.The next big reveal is Facebook integration into iOS. It will be easy to do all your Facebook tasks from your iDevice, probably not unlike you use Twitter now. And in iOS 6 Siri will work with Facebook.iOS’ phone app is being updated as well. If you can’t take a call (or if you miss it) you’ll be able to quickly reply with a text or set a reminder to call that person back. There will be canned messages for super quick, one-button reply messages or you can do a custom message if you have more to say.iOS will also get a do-not-disturb mode, which will limit distractions and not bother you unless the same person calls over and over.And FaceTime will work over cellular, instead of just WiFi.Mobile Safari will work sync with iCloud Tabs, as noted previously. Safari will be able to handle online photo uploads (using web forms) and you’ll be able to share Photo Streams in iOS 6. Using shared Streams you’ll also be able to comment on other people’s streams.With the updated Mail.app you’ll be able to set people as your VIPs. There also the ability to open password-protected documents and there is finally pull-to-refresh!And there is a new app: Passbook. It will store all your digital passes and QR codes in one place: think Fandando, airline boarding passes, Target coupons, Starbucks, and so on. The apps are live, so they update, say, if your flight changes.Another new feature is single-app mode, which only let’s a single app operate at a given time. This would be ideal for a teacher who is giving a test on the iPad and doesn’t want Safari to be active.And, as predicted, all new Maps in iOS 6. Apple is handling all their own map tools, including 100M listings, traffic tools, and more. That 3D map tool we heard about before the event, it turned out to be real, and it’s called Flyover. It’s 45-degree views, and it looks stunning. The Maps UI is enhanced as well, with new info cards, satellite view, and more. There is also turn-by-turn navigation built in.And that’s all just the start. iOS will work with hearing aids soon and there will be Game Center challenges, Lost Phone mode, and more.iOS6 comes this Fall. It will be compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 2nd gen iPad, the 3rd gen iPad, and the 4th generation iPod touch.Tim Cook is back on stage… what else could there possibly be? Is there a “one more thing”? Will a blogger in the audience collapse from exhaustion? Nope, that’s it!The WWDC 2012 Keynote is over! Wow, that was pretty huge. Thanks for reading.[image credit]last_img read more

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Varadkar regrets if tone on Waterford mortuary was taken up the wrong

first_img Friday 3 May 2019, 5:48 PM May 3rd 2019, 5:48 PM https://jrnl.ie/4619147 Varadkar regrets if tone on Waterford mortuary was taken up the wrong way Last week concerns were raised about dead bodies being left on trolleys in the corridors of the mortuary. 20,067 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell Image: Eamonn Farrell Short URL Waterford Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane has called for a full independent inquiry into the claims about dead bodies being left to decompose on hospital trolleys at the hospital.“If it was the case that bodies were decomposing on trolleys or left on the floor of a mortuary, that is a scandal that cannot be left go unanswered,” he told RTÉ Radio One today. Cullinane said the Taoiseach ”cannot brush under the carpet” what the pathologists alleged was happening at the mortuary, adding that it needed to be properly investigated. center_img Share91 Tweet Email1 87 Comments I have reported multiple structural deficiencies in our health service over 26 years-verbally, in writing, in the media and in the Seanad. I have NEVER done it via an incident report. Inappropriate mechanism. Taoiseach please apologise to the pathologists.— ProfJohnCrown (@ProfJohnCrown) May 3, 2019 Source: ProfJohnCrown/Twitter TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said he regrets if he struck an adversarial tone when speaking about the concerns raised about the mortuary at Waterford University Hospital. Last week concerns were raised about dead bodies being left on trolleys in the corridors of the mortuary, leading to closed-coffin funerals, and exposing the public visiting hospitals “to the odours of a postmortem room”.However, Varadkar said on Tuesday that he wasn’t sure if the claims were true, adding that it was a “strange story” and there was “no evidence” to support the allegations from those who made them. Since the news broke last week, the South-South West Hospital Group and Waterford University Hospital said that it hadn’t received a complaint from the public or an incident report from staff members in relation to the mortuary.These concerns were first raised in an October letter signed by four consultant pathologists.Speaking at an event in Westmeath today, the Taoiseach did not withdraw the remarks he made earlier this week, adding that there are two different accounts of conditions in the mortuary. Two different accounts“The only thing I said was there were different accounts, and I did not want to be calling any staff member dishonest or questioning the veracity of what they said.”He said he is always in favour of people bringing forward concerns to management.Yesterday, Health Minister Simon Harris said the pathologists were “carrying out their duty”, adding that the Taoiseach “as is his trademark, was asked a question and he gave a very honest appraisal of the situation, that factually he didn’t have all of the evidence or all of the information”.Varadkar’s comments come as one of the country’s top consultants and former senator, Professor John Crown, called on the Taoiseach to apologise to the pathologists.  By Christina Finn Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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50 des jeunes Français déclarent ressentir des difficultés psychologiques

first_img50% des jeunes Français déclarent ressentir des difficultés psychologiquesFrance – Un récent sondage mené auprès des jeunes Français montre qu’un adolescent ou jeune adulte sur deux ressentirait des difficultés psychologiques.Le sondage en question a été mené par OpinionWay, sur commande de la Fondation Pierre Deniker qui s’occupe notamment de la prévention en termes de santé mentale. Sont considérés comme “jeunes” lors de ce sondage, les lycéens, étudiants et apprentis. Ainsi, 9% des sondés exprimeraient des difficultés qui peuvent être associées à un diagnostic psychopathologique tandis que 7% des jeunes sembleraient donner des signes “d’allure dépressive” explique l’AFP. Pourtant, le recours à un professionnel ne semble pas être adopté par ces jeunes, puisque seulement un jeune sur dix donnant des signes de difficultés psychologiques aurait déjà consulté. Et l’Agence France Presse de préciser que la Fondation Pierre Deniker a lancé cette semaine son programme “Bien dans ses études, bien dans sa vie !” afin d’améliorer la prise en charge des jeunes souffrant de ces difficultés.Le 25 octobre 2010 à 15:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Giggs urges Uniteds attacking stars to shine

first_imgManchester United can improve the ending of their season by winning the FA Cup and Chelsea will be the team that they are about to face – and Ryan Giggs believes that the attacking players will decide this game.The former Red Devils winger claimed that Manchester United’s attacking stars will have to show their best skills in this kind of game and despite being the lowest scoring team from the top 4, they are capable of doing special things.Giggs spoke about his former side’s chances as he said, according to Football London:“It is an important day because coming second in the Premier League and winning the FA Cup is a successful season.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“You always want to end the season with a trophy because it gives you a good feeling over the summer and you can’t wait to get back for next year.”“It is important and Manchester United is all about winning trophies. Once you get to cup finals, a club like Manchester United is under pressure to win it. But it won’t be easy because Chelsea are in the same boat. Their season will be defined by the result.”“United have some special players as well. Marcus Rashford scored at the weekend, Alexis Sanchez is coming into form and starting to look good, and we’re hoping Romelu Lukaku can make the final. It will be won and lost with the special players.”“Those forwards can make the difference.”last_img read more

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Barcelona offer £70m plus Dembele in exchange of Hazard

first_imgTo beat Real Madrid and secure Eden Hazard, Barcelona is reportdely ready to offer Chelsea £70 million and Ousmane Dembele.After Belgium’s win against England (2-0), Hazard hinted he could be leaving Chelsea. Now, the Spanish press reported Barcelona is willing to offer the Blues £70 million and also Ousmane Dembele to secure the forward, according to CaughtOffSide.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The deal would a good opportunity for Chelsea to gain funds and bring in a good replacement for the position in the attack. Dembele would also had something to gain, since he’s not been able to live up to his potential in the Catalan club.Now that Maurizio Sarri is officially the Blues’ new manager, the London club may be the right place for the French player express himself in a system where he fits better.last_img read more

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Fort Vancouver is hub for free passes for military families

first_imgFederally managed sites in Southwest Washington where the military family pass (or any interagency pass) can be used include:Mount St. Helens’ Johnston Ridge ObservatoryRidgefield National Wildlife RefugeFort Vancouver National Historic SiteGifford Pinchot National Forest day-use areas and trailheadsColumbia River Gorge National Scenic Area trailheadsThe U.S. Cavalry served as the first park rangers until the National Park Service was created in 1916.The standard annual interagency pass is available at Fort Vancouver for $80 (cash only); the lifetime senior pass (62 and older) is $10.Fort Vancouver is planning to be the area’s distribution hub for a new pass giving military families free access to all 397 national parks.The program began last weekend, as part of Saturday’s national observance of Armed Forces Day.The military family pass joins several other interagency passes providing access to more than 2,000 recreation sites and public lands, including several in Southwest Washington.The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is an appropriate place for military families to obtain their annual passes, for reasons of heritage as well as access, Superintendent Tracy Fortmann said.Fort Vancouver, the only national park in the Portland-Vancouver area, is easily reached via Interstate 5.Like many other national parks, Fort Vancouver has a strong military connection. The park service safeguards many of our nation’s most significant military sites — historic forts, battlefields and cemeteries, Fortmann said.“We are truly honored to serve as the storytellers and historians to keep these places and histories alive for Americans today and tomorrow,” Fortmann said.last_img read more

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MediaPass Claims Pay Wall Model Outperforms Ad Models

first_imgPublishers debating whether their online content should be paid or free are asking the wrong question, according to Matt Mitchell, CEO of MediaPass, which offers a pay wall solution directed toward small- and medium-size publishers (as well as individual bloggers). Instead, publishers should pursue both options and determine what content and which sections of their site should be behind a pay wall, and which should remain freely accessible. And while determining which content should be paid (original content, data, etc.) and which should be free (content that’s accessible elsewhere), even content that’s also available on other sites can drive a higher “e-CPM” behind a pay wall than typical online ad CPMs, according to Mitchell. (The MediaPass Web site claims publishers can “make up to 20x more revenue than ads alone.”)“For some sites, the appropriate mix might be 99 percent paid,” says Mitchell. “Something like a celebrity gossip site might be less than 2 percent paid. Any content that is original is a contender but even content they can get anywhere else still makes more money on a CPM basis than most ads, although you do face potential cannibalization or diminished traffic.” MediaPass lets publishers create an account in which they can gate all of their site or just a particular area. The process is similar to creating a Google AdSense account, which Mitchell says is intentional. “We want to make this as easy as Google AdSense,” he adds.And like the Google service, once a publisher signs up, a unique snippet of Javascript is applied to designated pages. Publishers can upload their logo into MediaPass and choose from three pricing options (currently one month, three months or six months at subscription fees of $6, $10 and $24 respectively) or set their own price. MediaPass—which takes a 35 percent commission on content sales—must approve all code and content before the pay wall goes live. MediaPass has currently signed up “several hundred publishers” and while he won’t reveal specifics, Mitchell says partners are generating $20 CPMs on the low end and $100 or higher at the upper end of the spectrum. Game Classroom, an online destination for worksheets, educational games and homework help for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, is a MediaPass client. The site is using MediaPass to monetize more than 600 worksheets via one-year memberships charging $4.95 per month. “We decided to monetize our worksheets since they are all 100 percent original content created by our team of experienced educators,” says Game Classroom COO Josh Solt. “From an e-CPM standpoint, MediaPass has significantly outperformed other alternatives including Google AdSense.  Furthermore, we expect our numbers to continue to grow as the school year approaches.”last_img read more

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Fourteen Cardinal Programs Post Perfect Single Year APR Scores

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville athletic teams posted fourteen perfect scores in the most recent single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) data that was released by the NCAA on Wednesday. The 14 UofL sports with a perfect 1,000 single-year APR score for the most recent 2017-18 figures are: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, lacrosse, women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming, men’s tennis, women’s track, and volleyball. Six additional Cardinal athletic teams had a 2017-18 APR at 970 or above. UofL’s women’s basketball, women’s cross country and women’s golf teams are among the top-10 percent in their respective sports in the latest APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention, and graduation for student-athletes. All three programs have a perfect 1,000 multiyear score for the most recent four-year period from 2014-18, with women’s track (998) and volleyball (995) just shy of the mark. All total, 15 teams were at or above the national four-year APR average for their respective sports. All of the 23 Cardinals athletic teams — including 10 men’s and 13 women’s sports — have a four-year APR score at 961 or above, well surpassing the minimum of 930 necessary to participate in post-season competition and to avoid penalties. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Dells New 27Inch Monitor is Crazy Thin

first_img Dell has produced some pretty nice displays over the years. At the 2017 installment of CES, they’ve just announced the thinnest one they’ve ever created.That little beaut with the razor-thin bezels is the Dell Ultrathin 27, and it lives up to its name in a couple of ways. One is its diagonal measurement, of course: it’s a 27-incher. The other is that it is indeed ultra-thin.According to Dell, it boasts “the world’s overall thinnest profile.” From front to back, the Ultrathin 27’s display only spreads the micrometer a scant 6.9mm. To compare that to something else that’s widely regarded as being very, very thin, the iPhone 7 measures in at 7.1mm.Apart from its razor-thin display, the Ultrathin 27 also features an HDMI input, USB-C connectivity, an audio-out jack, HDR support, and a slick mechanism that lets you rotate and pivot the display to any angle you want.Dell hasn’t listed all the specifics yet, but they claim the Ultrathin 27 will feature better contrast and color range (up to 99% SRGB) than most of the consumer monitors on the market. Its 178-degree viewing angle is right up there with other top monitors.If there’s one obvious knock on the Ultrathin 27 it’s that it’s not a 4k display — then again, not everyone cares about 4k just yet anyway. It features a Quad HD panel with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and those who’ve spent eyes-on time with it say that it’s stunning.Curious when you’ll be able to order one and how much it will cost you? Dell will start selling the Ultrathin 27 on March 23 for $699.99.For more CES coverage, check out our pals at PCMag. CES Reinstates Innovation Award for High-Tech Sex Toy2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped About Stay on targetlast_img read more

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IonMask Technology Could Make Waterproof Gadgets Widespread

first_img Citation: Ion-Mask Technology Could Make Waterproof Gadgets Widespread (2008, January 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-01-ion-mask-technology-waterproof-gadgets-widespread.html Ion-Mask is an invisible coating that is chemically bonded to a device using a plasma (an electrically charged gas). The coating has chemical properties that allow it to repel water and oil – or, in the case of soldiers’ uniforms, toxic vapors and liquids. Instead of seeping through the cracks, water simply beads off the surface of the device. The thin coating has advantages over the seals that are currently used for making some devices waterproof. Many small gadgets have tiny cracks that are too small for the seals to be used, but the Ion-Mask coating can be applied to even the smallest components. The new technology is also more convenient than the bulky water-tight cases some phones use.When treated with the Ion-Mask coating, gadgets are protected from moisture, rain and even full immersion, according to P2i. In other words, it could enable die-hard cell phone users to talk while taking a shower. According to The Telegraph, P2i is in discussions with three leading phone makers about using Ion-Mask on a range of products. In 2006, more than 1.2 million cell phones suffered from water damage, such as by being dropped in sinks or put through washing machines. Water damage was one of the top cell phone insurance claims, and consumers would likely pay a few extra dollars to avoid it.Besides mobile electronics, the Ion-Mask coating is also being developed by the shoe company High-Tec for making waterproof shoes. In the future, P2i hopes that a wide range of products will take advantage of the new waterproofing method.Via: The Telegraph Using technology developed by the British Defense Department to repel chemicals from soldiers’ uniforms, a spin-off company called P2i is fabricating waterproof cell phones and other gadgets. Because the so-called “Ion-Mask” technology is inexpensive and doesn’t require extra bulk, P2i hopes that the novel method could launch the mass-production of waterproof gadgets. center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Genetic Mutations In Our Bodies Might Be Less Random Than We

first_img(Credit: ktsdesign/Shutterstock)When it comes to evolution in humans, there are two main things making it happen, at least on the genetic level: The recombination of genes that happens when our parents’ chromosomes pair up and the random mutations that inevitably result.A new high-resolution map of the human genome is providing scientists with their most detailed look yet at the dual roles those processes play in creating each person’s unique genome. It’s also revealing that mutations in some places are more likely than others, indicating, the researchers say, that they might not be as random as we think.“The classic premise of evolution is that it is powered first by random genetic change,” Kari Stefansson, a neurologist at deCODE Genetics, a genomics research company based in Reykjavik, Iceland and a subsidiary of U.S.-based Amgen, who led the new research, said in a statement. “What we see here is that the genome is an engine for generating diversity within certain bounds.”Same Same But DifferentStefansson and colleagues investigated two genetic mechanisms that serve to make individuals unique from each other. The first we inherit from our parents. When eggs and sperm form, the genetic material they contain undergoes a fairly major rearrangement. The threads of DNA break so that chromosomes from each parent can meet up. The process, called recombination, shuffles genetic material so that offspring do not receive the exact same copy of each chromosome its parents have, but a slightly different one. During this process, things can occasionally go wrong, creating totally new genes that neither parent had. These are mutations, and while they’re normally bad, it’s also how new traits get added in to a population.The researchers examined whole-genome sequencing data and individual genetic variations in 150,000 Icelanders to find more than 4.5 million recombinations and 200,000 de novo mutations. The extensive interrogation allowed the researchers to refine the human genomic map to a resolution four times better than the previous one.Diversity GeneratorThe analysis revealed that most chromosome rearrangements happen at genomic “hotspots,” which cover less than 2 percent of the genome, the scientists report today in the journal Science. The team also discovered that mutations, usually thought to happen at random, are linked to these recombination sites.“De novo mutations are more than fifty times more likely at recombination sites than elsewhere in the genome,” Stefansson said.“It is important to realize that the generation of new diversity is essential for continuing evolution of man and it is also important to recognize that the generation of new diversity through de novo mutation is responsible for a very large percentage of rare diseases of early childhood,” he added.The researchers also found that women contribute more to recombination and men to these random mutations.The researchers identified 35 places in the genome that affect the rate or location of recombination events, and thus mutations. This is an indication that our bodies may have evolved to gain some control over what kind of mutations happen in our bodies. That may favor mutations to more desirable traits, or de-emphasize ones that might be more dangerous.last_img read more

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Agents respond to homebased survey with personal stories

first_img Rosanne Sewerynek of The Travel Agent Next DoorA recent survey of home-based travel agents produced some surprising results. We decided to put a few questions to individual agents to find out how their personal experiences compared with the results of the survey.Here are Rosanne Sewerynek of The Travel Agent Next Door’s responses to a selection of the survey results.SURVEY SAYS: Over 50% became home based in last 5 yearsSewerynek: “Yes, this is true. I became a full-time home-based travel agent just over 3 years ago.”SURVEY SAYS: Over 60% were experienced agents before going home-basedSewerynek: “I was with a storefront agency for 5 years. There were multiple reasons why I decided to go to a home-based agency and I’d like to say one of the main reasons I made the change was all about coming to a company that was truly focused on ‘my’ success. I was looking for support, higher commissions, a company that has a good relationship with multiple suppliers and highly qualified top end management team.”SURVEY SAYS: 92% said they have a better work / life balance since becoming a hosted agentSewerynek: “Absolutely, my life’s balance is so much better now that I work from home. My husband is now semi-retired, and if my schedule allows, we go play a game of golf or walk to the lake because we can – in the middle the day! My children have their young families now and I am thrilled that in the middle of the week I can visit them for a few days and I don’t even have to think about leaving the office – it comes with me! All I need is the Internet and my phone, how cool is that. I don’t have to wait for the weekends-only visit.”SURVEY SAYS: Almost 50% said they were earning more now than beforeSewerynek: “I am earning quite a bit more on each booking, simply because of the commission program the company I am with offers. I do not necessarily sell more – but I sell differently. My clients stayed with me when I moved and I have focused on having them refer my services more – allowing for clientele growth. As well I became more active in my community, hence putting my face to a name –building relationships – and it works. Be involved in your community, it helps greatly. The commission I earn on a booking now is more than double from the past storefront agency I was with. I focus on working with our preferred and approved suppliers – commissions are higher and support is unquestionably the best.”SURVEY SAYS: 89% of home-based agents are happierSewerynek: “I am extremely happy. When I was at a storefront I had zero relationships with our BDMs – we were not allowed to. Now I have wonderful working relationships with many BDMs and this in turn helps my business in a way that never was before. Imagine that! I am a home-based agent and now have better relationships with our suppliers! I choose this profession as something I can do as I lead into my retirement and certainly a profession that keeps my mind alert and well-exercised daily, this is important to me. However, more important to me is time spent with my family and it is never compromised now that I work from home.” Agents respond to home-based survey with personal stories Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Share By: Jill Wykes, The Travel Agent Next Doorcenter_img Tags: Sphere, The Travel Agent Next Door << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Jill WykesJill Wykes is a travel industry veteran who has held a series of senior management portfolios in travel corporations. A former chairman of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario, she is now an independent communications consultant and writer since retiring in 2011. Latest posts by Jill Wykes (see all) Dispelling the myths against going home-based – May 22, 2019 Diversity pays off when agents go home-based: Survey – April 10, 2019 National Travel Agent survey suggests many agents considering going home-based – March 13, 2019last_img read more

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Singapore exprofessor gets jail for sexual favors

first_img Sponsored Stories In the most recent other such court verdict in Singapore, former Civil Defense Force Commissioner Peter Lim was convicted of graft last week for corruptly obtaining oral sex. Lim will be sentenced later and faces a possible five-year prison term and a fine.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement SINGAPORE (AP) – A Singaporean judge on Monday sentenced a former law professor to five months in jail for accepting sex and gifts from a student in exchange for good grades.The case is one of several recent corruption trials to hit this Southeast Asian city-state, which has a reputation of cultivating a clean bureaucracy.Tey Tsun Hang was fired from the National University of Singapore last week after being convicted of six counts of corruption involving what was described in court as “unbecoming” behavior for a senior educator. Top Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system Chief District Judge Tan Siong Thye sentenced the 42-year-old to five months in jail and ordered him to pay a fine of 514 Singapore dollars ($408). He plans to appeal and is expected to be freed on bail while awaiting further hearings.Tey was charged last July with accepting sex, tailored shirts, an iPod, an expensive pen and dinner at an Italian restaurant from a then-21-year-old student with whom he had a romantic relationship.The student also told investigators that she had an abortion after becoming pregnant with Tey’s child.Tan criticized Tey at Monday’s sentencing hearing, saying he had “clearly and systematically” taken advantage of a student and told a “litany of lies” after being discovered.Tey, a former judge himself who received an annual salary of 225,000 Singapore dollars ($180,000) for his university job, had faced a maximum sentence of seven years and could have been fined 100,000 Singapore dollars ($79,000).During the trial, the court heard an investigating officer’s statement that the student had been a “borderline failure” and should not have obtained a “B” for one of her law papers.High-level corruption cases were once rare in Singapore, which has a well-paid, efficient bureaucracy. But a series of scandals has shocked Singaporeans this past year involving senior public officials accused of misconduct and obtaining sexual favors in exchange for furthering their business interests. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

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first_imgChargers interviewing Broncos’ Mike McCoy today and Cards now want to bring McCoy back in for 2nd interview tomorrow— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 14, 2013 Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   With the Denver Broncos eliminated from the playoffs, the battle to hire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is likely to pick up some steam.McCoy, who is arguably the hottest name on the market with regards to becoming some team’s next head coach, has already interviewed with the Cardinals, Bears and Eagles, and is scheduled to meet with the Charges Monday. According to FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer, the Cards want to chat with him again Tuesday. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Last week ESPN NFL insider John Clayton said McCoy was the “leader in the clubhouse” for the Arizona job, and the fact that they want him for a second interview would lend credibility to that claim.However, with other teams at least interested in the coach — most of which have better quarterbacks than the Cardinals have to offer — their chances of landing him remain very much up in the air. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 20, 2018 6:33 am PDT Last Updated Aug 20, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Drake’s anticipated homecoming concert won’t be going forward as planned on Monday night, dealing the Toronto performer another setback on his hyped summer tour.Live Nation Ontario notified ticket holders early Monday that Drake’s first Canadian stop on his Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour is postponed “due to circumstances” beyond their control. This is the second time some fans will have their tickets rescheduled.Two other dates booked for Tuesday and Wednesday at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena will go forward as planned, the promoter added on Twitter.A representative for Drake’s tour declined to offer a reason for the postponement or why fans were told less than 24 hours before the show.Drake has already pushed back or cancelled a number of North American dates for this tour, which he’s co-headlining with Atlanta hip hop trio Migos.Originally, they were supposed to kick off the shows in Utah last month, but technical problems led to two rounds of delays.The concert features a number of elaborate special effects that include a giant cellphone, a flying Ferrari and a stage floor that morphs into a basketball court, evoking the video-game appearance of the film “Tron.”Organizers said pushing back shows would allow them to “deliver the high standard tour experience our fans expect and deserve.”But there were also other problems behind the scenes in the days before the tour was scheduled to begin.Migos member Offset was arrested and faced two felony gun charges in mid-July after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta. He still performed as part of Migos at Toronto’s Veld Music Festival earlier this month.Drake’s tour also includes stops in Montreal, Vancouver, which haven’t been affected by the date changes, and the hit-maker has a dinner and concert event scheduled for November in Woodbrige, Ont.— with files from The Associated Press.Follow @dfriend on Twitter. Drake’s first Toronto tour stop at Scotiabank Arena postponed againcenter_img Rapper Drake watches the action between the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors during first half NBA playoff basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Drake’s first Canadian stop on his Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour has been cancelled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn last_img read more

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