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Cancer Awareness Month a Time to Recognize Caregivers

first_imgWith Cancer Awareness Month underway, I would like to take the opportunity to thank those Nova Scotians who take care of patients suffering from the effects of cancer. Regrettably, cancer touches almost everyone in Nova Scotia — a family member, a neighbour, a friend or a colleague. The statistics found in Understanding Cancer in Nova Scotia, complied by our dedicated partners at Cancer Care Nova Scotia, confirm the high prevalence rates in our province. About one in 34 Nova Scotians are living with invasive cancer, and we expect the incidence to rise substantially as baby boomers age. For that reason, your government is working closely with clinicians and cancer support agencies to invest more time and energy to ease the burden of cancer on Nova Scotia families. We can do our part by investing in this priority area and making policy decisions to prevent certain cancers. That’s why we have made several important funding decisions recently that I believe will assist those who are treating patients. Certainly the most historic step our government took was to set a Wait Time Guarantee for those patients needing radiation therapy now, and in the future. About half of the people who are diagnosed with cancer require radiation, so it’s a service we know will have to increase in the years ahead. Some people have tried to downplay the significance by saying it is too slow or doesn’t go far enough. That’s a very narrow view of what is a significant policy shift in this province that will help thousands of people in the years ahead, not just today’s patients. The Wait Time Guarantee pledges that everyone must get radiation treatment within eight weeks of being referred, or be given another option by 2010. This is the absolute minimum I will accept. Ideally, I want all patients to receive treatment within four weeks of referral as we strive to meet the national benchmark set by provincial health ministers in 2005. Our new agreement with the federal government, the first of its kind in Canada, will mean that we now have $24.2 million to invest in radiation equipment like new linear accelerator machines that are used to give patients treatment. Tapping into this money is good planning and it also gives Nova Scotia some of the additional resources we need to make the national benchmark as fast as we can. We’ve also made other new investments in cancer that will benefit Nova Scotians. Your government approved funding for three more medical oncologists in the province. We have just given $1 million to start a new medical oncology satellite in Kentville and to expand satellite medical oncology services for patients living in Inverness, Antigonish, New Glasgow and Yarmouth. This will help make it easier for rural patients to receive care closer to home and cut down the number of visits they will have to make to our provincial cancer centres in Halifax and Sydney. Having met with several cancer patients in the past few months, I can only imagine what a stressful time it is for them.That’s why your government must also invest health dollars to prevent cancer. There was promising news in Understanding Cancer in Nova Scotia. We know we are seeing some gains by screening for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. Incidents have declined 13.5 per cent since 1998. I believe that we can repeat that success. In our budget introduced last month, we committed $300,000 to start working on a population-based colorectal cancer screening program for Nova Scotians ages 50 to 74. We have the second highest rate of colorectal cancers diagnosed in the country with about 750 Nova Scotians diagnosed each year. We’ve accepted advice from Cancer Care Nova Scotia and, this fall, will recruit a leader to start the complex endeavour of building a program for patients in conjunction with our district health authorities. I am confident as we devote more focus and energy to cancer that there are many reasons to be optimistic. -30-last_img read more


October 22, 2019 0

LOréal Paris launches Canadian grant award program to celebrate women who find

first_imgIn Toronto for TIFF, actress Naomi Watts spoke at a glamourous media event announcing the launch of L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth… Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook “In bringing Women of Worth to Canada, L’Oréal Paris will empower ten of the country’s most innovative volunteer champions to heighten the impact of their philanthropic work while shining a well-deserved spotlight on her work, her cause and her altruism,” said Stephanie Binette, General Manager, L’Oréal Paris in Canada.  “I am awestruck by the untold stories of selfless Canadian women volunteers driving change for so many people in need. Their passion and innovation are virtues at the heart of the L’Oréal Paris brand, and we will be honoured to officially support and salute them as Women of Worth.”The Canadian grant program is inspired by L’Oréal Paris USA’s Women of Worth program that has honoured 100 women over the past decade who selflessly volunteer their time and serve their communities. Each year, extraordinary women are chosen from thousands of U.S. nominations and honoured for the significant impact they have made across a variety of admirable causes. Women of Worth are advocates for health challenges, education, and champions for women in need, among many other causes. Twitter Advertisement In addition to providing Canadian Honourees with a total of $110,000 in financial grants to support their organizations, the Women of Worth program will provide a platform for Canadian women to promote their causes and create new pathways for their philanthropic endeavors to grow and serve even more people. Women of Worth will offer marketing support, provide tools and training, and facilitate networking with top decision makers, leaders and influencers to help Honourees make a greater impact. Over the past decade, the resulting ripple effect for the Honourees in the U.S. includes dramatic increases in volunteers, accolades from government and media, passing of legislation, and expansion of their organizations.“Women of Worth aren’t afraid to take matters in their own hands, make a difference and make real change happen,” said Naomi Watts, L’Oréal Paris spokesperson and award-winning actress today during the launch event held in Toronto. “If you know a woman fearlessly pursuing her passion to bring about change in Canada, I hope you will take the time to acknowledge her impact, and nominate her as a Woman of Worth.”CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2017 WOMEN OF WORTHThe 2017 Canadian Women of Worth program, conducted in partnership with Points of Light, the world’s largest volunteer service organization, will start accepting nominations on September 20, 2016 through November 28, 2016. Following a rigorous review, the pool of applicants will be narrowed down to ten Honourees who will each be awarded a $10,000 grant for her non-profit cause. One of these Honourees, chosen by an esteemed judging panel and announced at the awards gala, will be selected as the National Honouree and awarded an additional $10,000 grant for a total of $20,000 to support her organization. All of the 2017 Honourees will be recognized on March 8, International Women’s Day, at a star-studded awards ceremony hosted by L’Oréal Paris in Toronto.For more information about the Women of Worth program, to nominate a woman making a difference or to learn more about past U.S. Honourees, visit womenofworth.ca or Twitter @LOrealParisCan #WomenOfWorth.ABOUT POINTS OF LIGHTPoints of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, go to http://www.pointsoflight.org.ABOUT L’ORÉAL PARISL’Oréal Paris is a division of L’Oréal Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal Group, the largest cosmetics company in the world. Headquartered in Montreal, L’Oréal Canada had sales of $1.054 billion in 2015 and employs more than 1,200 people. The company’s prestigious portfolio of 35 brands encompasses all aspects of beauty. For more information visit www.lorealparis.ca.SOURCE L’Oreal Paris L’Oréal Paris today announced the inaugural Canadian Women of Worth program to recognize extraordinary women making a beautiful difference in their communities. The signature philanthropic program embodies the L’Oréal Paris belief that ‘Every Woman Is Worth It’ by elevating and celebrating women who find beauty in giving back. To support inspiring women who are making a difference, the public is encouraged to nominate exceptional Canadian women volunteers until November 28 at womenofworth.calast_img read more


October 15, 2019 0

Local MLAs voice concerns over new legislation for the ALR

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Following the Government’s announcement to introduce legislation that they say will strengthen the independence of the Agricultural Land Commission, local MLAs Mike Bernier and Dan Davies went to Facebook to voice their concerns.In the video, both MLAs find the new Bill 15 disturbing and upsetting, with Bernier saying this Bill will change the way how farmers and landowners will be treated.“What’s really upsetting with Bill 15, is basically how farmers and landowners are going to be treated.” Davies claims the Bill to be a blatant infringement on the rights of landowners.“It’s a blatant infringement on people’s right of land ownership, it certainly is the Agricultural Land Commission, and I think that is the fundamental issue that I am taking up with this Bill.”Bernier says, within the Bill, the Government is removing the requirement for owner consent for any changes made to the ALR.“They’re removing the requirement for owner consent for any changes to the ALR. So, you, as a landowner won’t have a say, and under the Act, you as a landowner are no longer allowed to even apply to the Agricultural Land Commission if this Bill passes.”Both Bernier and Davies are vowing to challenge the Government on this Bill in order to protect the rights of their constituents.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Iraqi refugees release UNbacked album to benefit compatriots

The three musicians had fled the violence in Iraq to find refuge in Damascus, where they met and became part of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “Express Yourself” campaign. The campaign was launched in 2007 to give talented Iraqi refugees in Syria a platform to express themselves artistically.“Iraqi talent is alive,” said Philippe Leclerc, acting UNHCR Representative in Syria.“We need to continue to support it and help Iraqi refugees living in exile,” he said. “We hope that this music will allow people all over the world to become closer to Iraqi culture while supporting Iraqi refugees.”The musicians – Salim Salem, Abdel Mounem Ahmad and Fadi Fares Aziz – have agreed to pass on the 60 cents for every song downloaded from their 15-track album, “Transitions,” to a UNHCR-run financial assistance scheme that provides a lifeline for some 12,000 Iraqi refugee families unable to work legally in Syria, or lacking savings. “This solidarity will mean a lot, not only to the refugees but also to the humanitarian aid workers who are supporting this operation,” said Sybella Wilkes, a UNHCR official in Damascus. 12 June 2009The United Nations has supported a trio of Iraqi refugees in releasing their first album on several leading online music-sharing sites, with the proceeds going to their financially-strapped compatriots in exile. read more


October 12, 2019 0

German exports rise 58 per cent in Q1 but signs of trouble

BERLIN – New figures show German exports up 5.8 per cent in 2012’s first quarter over the same period last year, but slowing within the key European Union market and dropping sharply in those European nations worst hit by the financial crisis.The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that Germany’s exports grew to €276 billion in the first quarter compared to €260.9 billion in 2011’s first quarter.Exports within the European Union grew 2.2 per cent to €161.2 billion, and only 0.9 per cent to the other 16 countries using the euro currency to €107.4 billion.Exports to Italy were down 7.6 per cent; to Spain down 7.8 per cent; to Portugal down 14 per cent; and to Greece down 9.8 per cent.Aided by a weaker euro, exports to non-EU countries grew 11.2 per cent to €114.8 billion. German exports rise 5.8 per cent in Q1 but signs of trouble in eurozone by News Staff Posted Jun 1, 2012 4:01 am MDT read more


October 6, 2019 0

Ottawa spends 34 million to help beef industry bolster its brand

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – The federal government is spending $3.4 million to support the creation of the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence in Calgary.Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the facility is expected to be running by the end of the year and will enable Canada Beef Inc. to bolster the Canadian beef brand and improve access to international markets.Canada Beef is a national organization that represents the research, marketing and promotion of the Canadian cattle and beef industry worldwide.Ritz said the centre will help provide training to companies interested in trade missions.“A lot of people have an idea for marketing in that you just put up a website and they will come. That works well to a certain extent, but you have to gain the credibility in those markets,” Ritz said Tuesday.“In China for example and Japan it’s all about face time. It’s about making the connection in those foreign lands.”The centre also aims to help the industry test market new products and receive feedback from consumers.The money is coming from the Western Diversification program.Ritz said a similiar program called the Canadian International Grains Institute has been working well.Canada is the eighth largest beef exporting country in the world.“Our opportunity to tap into global markets cannot be underestimated in the value that could bring back to producers,” said Rob Meijer, president of Canada Beef Inc.Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter by Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 8, 2014 2:37 pm MDT Ottawa spends $3.4 million to help beef industry bolster its brand read more


October 4, 2019 0

Brock profs to launch Niagara Labour History Project

When one thinks of Niagara’s history, the War of 1812 – and its accompanying battlefields and fortifications – immediately springs to mind.But there’s so much more to Niagara region’s story. All that we see today has been created and maintained by a cadre of workers in a wide array of fields. And their stories need to be told, says Larry Savage, director of the Brock University Centre for Labour Studies.“From factory workers in Welland to pulp and paper workers in Thorold, from hospitality workers in Niagara Falls to migrant farm workers in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Niagara has a rich and diverse labour history,” explains Savage.Savage has teamed up with History Professor Tami Friedman to create the Twitter-based Niagara Labour History Project as a way of communicating and celebrating that history.It’s a series of Tweets based on a chronological timetable of key events, actions, achievements, and breakthroughs in Niagara labour and working-class history. The 140-character Tweets correspond to the calendar day on which the event occurred in history. For example, on October 20, 2015, the Niagara Labour History project will tweet:Oct 20, 1919: Charles Swayze is elected the 1st ever independent Labour MPP in Niagara Falls #NiagaraLabourHistoryA few sample Tweets from May – the month of International Workers’ Day – include:May 1, 1986: Shirley Carr, a municipal worker from Niagara Falls,becomes first woman President of @CanadianLabour #NiagaraLabourHistoryMay 13, 1974: Workers @ Abitibi Prov. Paper in Thorold stage a wildcatstrike that closes plant for 4 days #NiagaraLabourHistoryMay 30, 1998: Striking workers @StCatStandard release first issue ofThe Independent, a worker-run alternate newspaper #NiagaraLabourHistoryThe initiative, funded by the Brock University Social Justice Research Institute, “promises to raise the profile of the region’s rich labour and working-class history in an interactive way that involves the community,” says Savage.“We hope this localized labour history initiative will make a unique, significant and lasting contribution to the Niagara community,” says Savage.He and Friedman are contacting members of Niagara’s labour community to help generate content for the project. “We’d like union and labour activists to contribute to the project by sending us examples of historic achievements, key events and other milestones in the history of their organizations,” Savage added.Contributors can send labour information, questions and comments to: .Brock University Centre for Labour Studies plans to launch the project on January 22, 2015. The Brock University Centre for Labour Studies twitter account @BrockCLS will host the tweets with the hashtag #NiagaraLabourHistory beginning later this month. read more


October 2, 2019 0

Pourquoi latmosphère solaire est plus chaude que le Soleil luimême

first_imgPourquoi l’atmosphère solaire est plus chaude que le Soleil lui-même L’aura du Soleil, ou couronne solaire, est des centaines de fois plus chaude que l’astre lui-même. Ce mystère jusque-là inexpliqué vient d’être compris grâce à des satellites japonais et américain.     Des chercheurs américains et japonais ont observé le Soleil afin de comprendre la raison pour laquelle la couronne solaire était des centaines de fois plus chaude que la surface du Soleil. En effet, les jets de gaz que l’étoile expulse à travers son atmosphère peuvent atteindre des températures avoisinant les deux millions de degrés Celsius alors que la température de la surface est de 5.500°C “seulement”, indique Sciences et Avenir. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALe Soleil expulse jusque dans la partie la plus externe de l’atmosphère, appelée la couronne solaire, des jets de plasma. Ce gaz ionisé remonte depuis la photosphère jusque dans l’atmosphère du Soleil en parcourant l’espace à des vitesses atteignant les 100 kilomètres par seconde. Les recherches effectuées grâce aux satellites japonais et américain Hinode et SDO ont permis de confirmer que ces jets atteignaient la température de près d’un million de degrés.  La revue Science publie les travaux effectués par les équipes de scientifiques qui se sont intéressées à ce sujet et précise un autre point qui expliquerait la cause de ces températures extrêmes. Des ondes magnétiques appelées ondes d’Alfvén parcourent la couronne solaire et joueraient également un rôle important. Afin d’en apprendre davantage, de nouveaux satellites et notamment le spectrographe IRIS de la Nasa devrait être lancés. En ce qui concerne le Solar Probe Plus, qui aura pour mission de traverser cette couronne solaire, il faudra attendre 2018 pour voir s’il parvient à remplir sa mission.  Le 10 janvier 2011 à 18:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

Legislators Pike Rivers to host town halls this fall

first_imgState Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, and state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, will host two town hall meetings on Saturday, Oct. 5, one in Battle Ground and one in Ridgefield.The first town hall of the day is 10 a.m. to noon at the Clark County Fire & Rescue Station, 911 N. 65th Ave., Ridgefield. The second one is 2 to 4 p.m. at Battle Ground City Hall, 109 S.W. First St.Rivers and Pike say they want to hear their constituents’ thoughts and concerns before legislators head back to Olympia for another session in January. Pike said possible topics could include education, transportation, the economy and exporting coal from Washington ports.On Nov. 9, the two legislators will host a third town hall meeting from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.last_img read more


September 16, 2019 0

Woman accused of hoarding 70 pets in filth for years arrested again

first_imgAccording to investigators, the dozens of cats and dogs had not been outside for years, so the living conditions they were found in were deplorable.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fla. (WSVN) — A woman accused of hoarding 70 animals in her Lighthouse Point home is back behind bars, Monday.According to police, Linda Giaccio, who was arrested back in September for illegally hoarding too many pets in her home, was arrested again, over the weekend.The State Attorney’s Office added over 60 new charges to her case.Authorities made the disturbing discovery back in September, when police and fire rescue crews found over 70 cats and dogs — some dead or dying — living in their own waste inside of her home.Authorities said fire rescue crews had to enter the home wearing hazmat suits and special breathing equipment with tanks since the fumes were so toxic and pungent. They said they could not breathe or open their eyes once they stepped inside.Once inside, they found the unimaginable. Authorities had to extract dead animals among the living animals. last_img read more


September 15, 2019 0

I Am Inuit goes from Instagram to Anchorage Museum

first_imgPhotographer Brian Adams stands before a few of the 50 images featured in the Anchorage Museum’s exhibition for his “I Am Inuit” project. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media)Who lives in the Arctic? And what are their stories? Those are questions posed by a new photography exhibit more than a year in the making. The “I Am Inuit” show is a body of images from artist Brian Adams that premiered last week at the Anchorage Museum. The project has built an audience online for much longer.Listen nowAs the finishing touches are being put on a sparse white gallery, Adams showed off one of his favorite images.“Right here we have a photo of three men in a steam-house in Quinhagak,” Adams explained.It was from a visit during his first work trip for the I Am Inuit project. He spotted the men cleaning themselves in the small plywood hut.“I nodded to them, they nodded back,” Adams said.He walked for another 50 feet.“I stopped in my tracks, I was like ‘if I don’t go back there and ask them if I can take this photo, I’m going to regret it for the rest of my life,’” he recalled.Adams was sure they’d say no and laugh him off. But to his surprise, they told him to go for it. The result is an extremely intimate glance into a part of daily life in a small rural community that few outsiders are privy to.“One of the reasons I was really excited to make this image was because I hadn’t seen anything like this, I hadn’t seen any other contemporary Alaskan photographers making any images like this.”The project is a collaboration with the Inuit Circumpolar Council. And the idea was to showcase to the world the humanity of the Inupiat and Yupiit of Alaska. To do that, they wanted to replicate the popular blog Humans of New York, which pairs portraits with short, concise snippets of interviews. Adams visited 20 communities, coming back from each trip with dozens of portraits. But he wasn’t stockpiling them for a traditional museum show. “I Am Inuit” was designed for social media, specifically the picture-sharing app Instragram. It got a promotional boost early on from the company, and now has about 35,200 followers around the world. Even though the images are disseminated digitally, Adams’s artistic process is more retro.“All of these are film,” he said of the fifty framed photos mounted on the walls. He shoots on a Hasselblad medium format camera, taking only about three shots per each portrait. In that sense it’s a very classically composed museum show, an irony Adams is delighted to note. “We shot a whole social media project on film.”The camera he uses hangs down around his chest, with the viewfinder facing up. It means Adams has to stare down and almost bow toward his subject. The resulting angle tilts upward, making people look grander, almost a little taller than the world around them.“I like to see pride in people, I like to see people at their best,” Adams said.The project falls neatly into the Anchorage Museum’s ongoing effort to deflate misperceptions about northern Alaska as a barren wasteland. Director Julie Decker said a show like this made up of intimate and honest portraits fits keenly into that editorial mission.“We want to take away stereotypes of the Arctic,” Decker said. “To show the complexity and to show that these are people we recognize, they’re our family members, they’re Alaskans, and they’re global citizens.”Brian Adams’s “I Am Inuit” show is up through September.last_img read more


September 9, 2019 0

Researchers discover daddy longlegs spiders capture prey using glue

first_img More information: Gluing the ‘unwettable’: soil-dwelling harvestmen use viscoelastic fluids for capturing springtails, J Exp Biol 217, 3535-3544. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.108852 AbstractGluing can be a highly efficient mechanism of prey capture, as it should require less complex sensory–muscular feedback. Whereas it is well known in insects, this mechanism is much less studied in arachnids, except spiders. Soil-dwelling harvestmen (Opiliones, Nemastomatidae) bear drumstick-like glandular hairs (clavate setae) at their pedipalps, which were previously hypothesized to be sticky and used in prey capture. However, clear evidence for this was lacking to date. Using high-speed videography, we found that the harvestman Mitostoma chrysomelas was able to capture fast-moving springtails (Collembola) just by a slight touch of the pedipalp. Adhesion of single clavate setae increased proportionally with pull-off velocity, from 1 μN at 1 μm s−1 up to 7 μN at 1 mm s−1, which corresponds to the typical weight of springtails. Stretched glue droplets exhibited characteristics of a viscoelastic fluid forming beads-on-a-string morphology over time, similar to spider capture threads and the sticky tentacles of carnivorous plants. These analogies indicate that viscoelasticity is a highly efficient mechanism for prey capture, as it holds stronger the faster the struggling prey moves. Cryo-scanning electron microscopy of snap-frozen harvestmen with glued springtails revealed that the gluey secretions have a high affinity to wet the microstructured cuticle of collembolans, which was previously reported to be barely wettable for both polar and non-polar liquids. Glue droplets can be contaminated with the detached scaly setae of collembolans, which may represent a counter-adaptation against entrapment by the glue, similar to the scaly surfaces of Lepidoptera and Trichoptera (Insecta) facilitating escape from spider webs. Mitostoma chrysomelas. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY 3.0 Journal information: Journal of Experimental Biology © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Researchers discover daddy longlegs spiders capture prey using glue (2014, October 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-daddy-longlegs-spiders-capture-prey.html Credit: Jonas O. Wolff, Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, University of Kiel Explore further We all know about daddy longlegs (known more scientifically as harvestmen), they’re spiders with tiny bodies and really long legs, and even though we know they can’t hurt us, many are still a little bit afraid of them. At any rate, for many years, biologists have wondered about the bobs on the ends of some of their pedipalps (forelegs). They appeared to be moist, even glue-like—but it wasn’t clear what the liquid was for—to help with climbing? To help with catching food? No one knew, until now.To find out, the researchers captured several specimens and brought them into their lab, along with some of their favorite prey, tiny arthropods called springtails (because they have a biomechanical spring on their underside that helps them leap away from predators). The team used high-speed cameras to film what happened when the spider tried to catch the springtail, then reviewed the results. They found that when it came time to grab the springtail, the spider squirted a tiny bit of “glue” onto it, preventing it from escaping.But that wasn’t the end of the study, the team also cut off some of the spider’s pedipalps to get a closer look at the fluid—they found the adhesive strength of the glue was sufficient to hold an entire springtail when suspended. Taking an even closer look, the researches froze (using liquid nitrogen) one spider that had glued a springtail and placed them both under a cryo-scanning microscope to see how it was that the glue worked so well. They found that the glue completely wetted the cuticle on the springtail, which overcame liquid repelling microstructures and removable scales allowing for a very good grip—strong enough to hold on even as the springtail tried using its spring to zip away. App helps homeowners identify spiders A team of researchers in Germany has finally figured out what the gooey-covered hairs on a daddy longlegs’ pedipalps are for—they hold a type of glue that is used to prevent prey from escaping. The team describes how they made this discovery in their paper published in The Journal of Experimental Biology—by filming the spiders with high-speed cameras, testing the fluid and looking at them under a scanning microscope. 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


August 31, 2019 0

DC authorities Excon had help in wealthy familys slaying

first_imgSavopoulos’ wife, Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa also were killed, and then the house was set on fire with matches and a flammable liquid.The fire began on the queen-sized mattress where the boy’s body was stabbed and burned, authorities said.Firefighters found the adults’ bodies in the next room. Evidence shows the women suffered “blunt force and sharp force trauma” before the $4.5 million mansion was set on fire.Authorities linked what may have been two different men to Amy Savopoulos’ blue Porsche 911 the day of the killings. One, “with short, well-groomed hair,” was spotted driving erratically away from the crime scene. Another, wearing a dark hoodie, was videotaped carrying a bucket near where the Porsche was set on fire later that day.The pizza gave Wint away. His DNA was found on the crust of a partially eaten slice of pepperoni, one of two pies ordered the night of May 13 while the family and the housekeeper were “being held against their will,” an affidavit said.A woman believed to be Amy Savopoulos paid for the pizzas by credit card and told the delivery person to leave the food on the porch, because she was “nursing her sick child” and would not come to the door, the document says. 0 Comments   Share   This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday’s quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP) Parents, stop beating yourself up New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said.During their ordeal, the business executive and his wife told others to stay away — even ordering a pizza deliverer to leave two pies at the door — as they frantically arranged for $40,000 in cash to be dropped off at the home.But once the money was left on the seat of a red sports car in the family’s garage, Daron Dylon Wint struck and stabbed Savvas Savopoulos, the CEO of the American Iron Works company where he had once worked as a welder, Wint’s charging document said. At a court hearing Friday, Wint was ordered held in jail on a murder charge. Wint, who was tracked down by U.S. Marshals and arrested Thursday night with two other men and three women, appeared in a white jumpsuit in court Friday.A court document said authorities believe the killings “required the presence and assistance of more than one person.” None of the people detained with Wint were immediately charged with any crimes.Wint is being represented by Natalie Lawson, a public defender. His defense argued that authorities lack probable cause, since a suspect seen driving the Porsche had short hair. Wanted posters issued while Wint was a fugitive showed him with long hair.D.C. Superior Court Judge Errol Arthur agreed with Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Miller to deny bail, noting that Wint was arrested with some of the missing money, and that the DNA from the pizza ties him to the slayings.U.S. Marshals and police had tracked Wint to New York and back before dozens of officers swarmed a car and truck in the nation’s capital, arresting the whole group without a fight.Wint’s record was cited as a reason he should be held. He was arrested three times for assault in 2006 and 2007, serving a 10-month sentence in New York, and then convicted of assaulting a girlfriend in Maryland in 2009. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona In 2010, he pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property after he allegedly broke into a woman’s apartment, stole a television, vandalized her car and threatened to kill her infant daughter. Also in 2010, Wint was arrested carrying a 2-foot-long machete and a BB pistol outside the American Iron Works headquarters, but weapons charges were dropped after he pleaded guilty to possessing an open container of alcohol.Acting District of Columbia U.S. Attorney Vincent Cohen said outside the courthouse that prosecutors’ “work is not done” and that they “intend to unseal additional search warrants in the coming days.”___Contributors include Brian Witte, Alex Brandon, Sarah Brumfield and Ben Nuckols in Washington; Meredith Somers in Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Colleen Long in New York City and Carolyn Thompson in Buffalo, New York.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more


August 18, 2019 0

Geneva EBACE – Aerion the consortium developing

first_imgGeneva, EBACE – Aerion, the consortium developing a supersonic business jet product, continues in serious and detailed discussions with potential OEM manufacturing partners.The company expects discussions to lead to a joint Aerion-OEM design study—a proof-of-concept phase—after which partners would jointly decide whether to move forward with full-scale development and production. The POC phase is expected to last nine to 12 months.“We are confident we will reach an agreement with an OEM,” said Aerion Vice Chairman Brian Barents. “The challenges are many, but there is a desire on the part of all parties to make this happen.”“This would represent the first joint civil supersonic development program in 47 years, and the last was a result of a treaty between two nations, so I think it is fair to say a new agreement would be historic—and one driven entirely by market dynamics,” he added.“We know there is a lot of speculation about when such an agreement will be signed,” Barents said, “and we have tried to manage expectations. These are complex discussions involving many technical and business issues. What we can say is that they are moving in the right direction.”Aerion has stated previously that a successful proof-of-concept phase would be followed by a five-year development program culminating in certification and entry into service. In all likelihood, that would put the certification date for the Aerion aircraft in 2015.Barents noted two positive economic signs for the program: the Aerion order book has held steady at approximately $4 billion (with a unit cost of $80 million); and OEMs have remained committed to pressing ahead with discussions at a time of economic uncertainty.“Both customers and OEMs are looking beyond the current economic turmoil,” said Barents. “OEMs understand that they need to think five to ten years ahead and have new products in the pipeline. And a supersonic jet is the most exciting product you can think of.”About AerionAerion Corporation of Reno, Nevada is an advanced engineering group formed in 2002 to reintroduce commercial supersonic flight. Aerion continues research begun more than 20 years ago, with the current focus on the design of a practical and efficient supersonic business jet employing patented natural laminar flow technology.Aerion’s board includes: Robert M. Bass, Chairman of Aerion and President of investment group Keystone Group, LP; Brian E. Barents, Vice Chairman of Aerion and former president and CEO of Galaxy Aerospace and Learjet; Dr. Richard R. Tracy, who has pioneered the supersonic natural laminar wing concept and serves as Aerion’s Chief Technology Officer; Michael L. Henderson, COO of Aerion and Boeing’s former program manager for high-speed civil transport; Robert Morse, a Partner at Oak Hill Capital Management; and James Stewart, CFO at SR Technics.www.aerioncorp.comlast_img read more


August 10, 2019 0

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first_imgSituated at the centre of Cape Town ’s fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the new 131-key One&Only Cape Town resort is set to open in Spring 2009. The property, Sol Kerzner’s first hotel in his homeland of South Africa since he completed the Palace of the Lost City in Pilanesberg in 1992, is destined to become Africa ’s most spectacular urban resort.“One&Only Cape Town will become a significant landmark in Africa with its bold, contemporary design promising to make it one of the world’s leading luxury resort destinations,” says Sol Kerzner, Chairman and CEO of Kerzner International. “I am looking forward to once again contributing to South Africa’s tourism industry, which has seen an incredible growth in recent years. In addition, I am very pleased to open a spectacular resort with a fresh and exciting new concept in my home country in what I’ve always believed to be one of the greatest sites in Cape Town. Opening in plenty of time for the 2010 World Cup, the resort will appeal to the international traveler and play a key role in the local community.’ ”The four-bedroom penthouses with access by private lifts as well as substantial terraces with pools will set the benchmark for residential luxury living in South Africa. These outstanding properties will be located on the top two floors of the resort’s chic crescent-shaped Marina Tower , thereby taking full advantage of the iconic views of the marina as well as two World Heritage sites: Table Mountain and Robben Island.The exclusive spa island features the most comprehensive and expansive spa in Cape Town. An oasis of serenity and privacy surrounded by water and dense vegetation, the 1300-square foot One&Only Spa offers 11 treatment suites of which two will have private wet areas for both single and couples treatments. Two vitality pools will complement the relaxation spaces, sauna and steam rooms, and a hair salon and the celebrated Bastien Gonzalez pedicure and manicure studios provide additional facilities.On the dining front, innovative chef Nobu Matsuhisa will bring one of the most celebrated global restaurant brands featuring his signature Japanese-inspired menu, with a few South African twists, to Nobu Cape Town – the first Nobu in Africa. One&Only Cape Town will also offer a second restaurant called Plate serving tapas-style cuisine and a third outdoor, poolside restaurant, Island Terrace, for more casual dining. Vista, the lobby bar, will have a magnificent three-storey clear glass wall highlighting the scenic Table Mountain views.oneandonlyresorts.comlast_img read more


August 10, 2019 0

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February 28, 2019 0

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February 23, 2019 0

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January 25, 2019 0

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November 21, 2018 0

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