LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment iHeartRadio’s CHUM 104.5 welcomed its newest member to the CHUM family, Jamar McNeil, as co-host for its brand-new morning show MARILYN DENIS AND JAMAR last summer. Now, as Jamar and CHUM 104.5 continue to “Make Mornings Pop”, The Lede gives Jamar a pop quiz of his own:So Jamar, tell us more about yourself! Where are you from?Jamar: I’m a proud Jamaican and American citizen. My Caribbean background has greatly influenced my life and alter ego DJ J Niice; a DJ/Producer specializing in Dancehall, Reggae, Soca, and Reggaeton. Facebook If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?Jamar: I LOVE Toronto. It’s the perfect city for me, but if I could choose the PERFECT perfect place for me to live it would be…. UNDERWATER! I’m an Advanced Open Water Scuba diver with countless hours of below surface experience and I’ve done dives in some of the world’s most renowned dive sites like the Antilla in Aruba, Kittiwake in the Cayman Islands, and Darwin’s Arch in the Galapagos Islands.How did you get started in the entertainment industry?Jamar: I started in show biz as a child actor. I’ve appeared in NICKELODEON’S ADVENTURES OF PETE AND PETE, SESAME STREET, and I was a Honey Comb cereal kid (Andre the Giant commercial). These hard-edge, streetwise roles probably helped me land the character of “Vince Boyd” on EMPIRE alongside Taraji P. Henson (S1 Ep6).Tell us more about growing up in NYC!Jamar: At heart I’m a typical NY City kid who grew up loving comic books, pizza, house parties, and have been in nightclubs absorbing the vibes since I wasn’t legally allowed to do so!Favourite Hobbies?Jamar: I LOVE snowboarding! I’ve been a volunteer instructor for Burton’s “Chill” Foundation and the plot to mold my newborn son Kofi into the Olympic snowboarding star that I never was is in motion. Our recent move to Canada means…my diabolical plan is looking…eggggggcellent! #EvilLaughJoining CHUM 104.5 co-host Marilyn Denis weekdays from 5 – 9 a.m. ET, the dynamic duo of Marilyn and Jamar bring a fresh interactive take to mornings, keeping listeners engaged, informed, and entertained all while playing the best music in Toronto.MARILYN DENIS AND JAMAR is also available across Canada via live stream on the iHeartRadio Canada app, iHeartRadio.ca/CHUM, or just ask for CHUM 104.5 on your smart speaker. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:
Google has unveiled a new Gmail interface for users who struggle to cope with overwhelming torrents of messages.The new design, which Google says is being rolled out to users over the next few weeks, automatically sorts emails into a handful of separate tabs along the top of the inbox:Primary where you should find messages from friends and familySocial for emails from social networks, media-sharing sites and online dating servicesPromotions for regular mail-outs from retailers, daily-deal sites and other businessesUpdates storage for notifications and confirmations involving receipts, bills, and financial statementsForums for emails from online groups, discussion boards, and mailing listsUsers can decide to remove one or more of the tabs and can control where emails from certain senders get routed.The new interface, which is optional and can be turned off entirely, will also be available on the mobile Gmail apps for Android devices, the iPhone and iPad. Google unveils new Gmail interface to help users flooded with messages by The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2013 12:08 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Iowa State (8-4, Big 12) vs Washington State (10-2, Pac-12), Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ESTLOCATION: San AntonioTOP PLAYERSIowa State: RB David Montgomery, 1,092 yards rushing, 12 touchdownsWashington State: QB Gardner Minshew, 4,477 yards passing, 36 touchdownsNOTABLEIowa State: The Cyclones won seven out of their last eight games after a 1-3 start and finished with their best-ever record, 6-3, in the Big 12.Washington State: The Cougars’ seven-game winning streak — and faint playoff hopes — were dashed in a 28-15 loss to Washington in the Apple Cup on Nov. 23.LAST TIMEFirst meeting.BOWL HISTORYIowa State: 13th bowl appearance, first appearance in the Alamo Bowl.Washington State: 14th bowl appearance, second appearance in the Alamo Bowl.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press
Parents:Scratch that football off the Christmas list for your son.Instead, go out and buy him a new glove and bat.Make no mistake about it. That’s the prudent move if you’re trying to steer your future baller to a sport.If you aren’t sure, check out the contract Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton agreed to on Monday: a record-setting 13-year, $325 million deal.All guaranteed. Yep, Stanton, who is 25 and half-black, will get every thin dime.The business of baseball is ridiculously profitable. The sport is healthy and has plenty of money to spend.Last year, Robinson Cano left NYC to join the Seattle Mariners. No one thought Cano would leave the Yankees for the Northwest. But the Mariners spent cash the way the Yankees have, giving Cano an eye-popping 10-year, $240 million deal.At the time, it tied the third-largest deal in sports history. Not baseball history, but professional sports history. Yes, including the NFL, NBA and NHL. Heck, even those money-rich soccer leagues in Europe.In fact, baseball owns 21 of the top 22 biggest contracts in the history of sports. Only Floyd Mayweather’s two-year, $180-million deal with Showtime ranks on that list at 12.That should be enough incentive to get your son signed up for Little League this spring. There are plenty of other jobs in baseball at the minor league level, too.Somehow, we’ve lost our way in baseball. African Americans make up just 7.8 percent of players in MLB in 2014.The biggest missed opportunity is in college. There are plenty of scholarships to play baseball. In the African-American community, fewer kids are playing baseball at a higher level. Hence, even historically Black colleges have given the scholarships to white and Hispanic kids to play baseball for their teams. Crazy.We get it. Basketball is easier. All a kid needs is a ball, a hoop and all day at the park. But there are only 400 jobs in the NBA and only 30 players get a guaranteed deal each year.The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant’s 2004 deal for $136.4 million is the first basketball contract on this list, ranking only 34th.Yes, there are more gigs in the NFL—more than 1,600 jobs compared to about 800 in MLB.There are two big differences, though. The average career is just 3.5 years in the NFL. And the rise in brain trauma injuries emphasizes the long-lasting dangers of football. Additionally, most NFL contracts are not guaranteed.The Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson is the first NFL player on the list. His $132-million pact signed in 2012 ranks 37th—but only $53 million of it was guaranteed.But the health concern in the football is serious business. Many former players have talked about all their health problems after they left the sport, including Hall Of Fame-bound quarterback Brett Favre.Favre holds the NFL record for consecutive games played at 297. In the process, he also was sacked a record 525 times in his 20-year career.A year ago, Favre said he didn’t know if he would allow his son to play football, if he had one.According to ESPN’s “Outside The Lines,” there’s been a 9.5 percent drop in Pop Warner football participation from 2000-2012.It’s not too late to get that glove for your boy and start playing catch as soon as the weather breaks. In the meantime, you guys can hit the batting cage.Baseball isn’t just fun. It’s pays, too. Boy, does it.—Rob ParkerRob Parker is a Detroit-based sports columnist who was the first black sports columnist at the Detroit Free Press and Newsday in NYC. Parker also co-hosted a radio show “Parker and The Man” for a decade and worked for ESPN for eight years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday.The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases.The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth’s auditors said they were all from “special interest countries” — those that present a national security concern for the United States — or neighboring countries with high rates of immigration fraud. The report did not identify those countries.In an emailed statement, the Department of Homeland Security said the findings reflect what has long been a problem for immigration officials — old paper-based records containing fingerprint information that can’t be searched electronically. DHS says immigration officials are in the process of uploading these files and that officials will review “every file” identified as a case of possible fraud.DHS officials identified an additional 953 people who had been naturalized despite outstanding deportation orders, though auditors couldn’t determine if those immigrants had digital fingerprints on file or not.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CDB47annualmeeting, #intergrationtradeandgrowth, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The Caribbean Development Bank and its key members are in town and based on the agenda, there are some serious and potentially trans-formative discussions set to take place at this 47th annual session. The CDB meeting agenda outlines topics designed to stave off weak economic growth in the Caribbean… consideration of how climate change will and is already impacting the region, what is really at risk… how we can and must boost productivity within our countries… can we find something other than tourism as an economic driver… and getting to the nitty gritty of what may be wrong with the model for attracting foreign direct investment. The meeting, where some 500 international delegates are expected to attend actually got started since yesterday with meetings largely headquartered at the Gus Lightbourne Gym. Though the 47th AGM was originally announced by the former TCI government administration through then Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick; chair of the sessions is recently elected Premier and new finance Minister, Hon Sharlene Robinson who extended welcome and said she anticipates the fruitful dialogue among regional colleagues which should see participants leaving feeling revitalized. President of the CDB, Dr Warren Smith said the sessions are geared to reexamination so that “Members exploit their synergies and maximize the benefits of the regional agreement, while moving closer to the goal of inclusive growth and shared prosperity.” The meetings is being held in the TCI for the second time with the 2017 theme being, “Integration, Trade & Growth.”#MagneticMediaNews#CDB47annualmeeting#intergrationtradeandgrowth Recommended for you CDB Annual Meeting in TCI: Integration, Trade & Growth
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, August 3, 2019:Police noted the lights are activated and the arms are stuck in the upright position at the railroad crossing at Main Street and Middlesex Avenue. Keolis responded and repaired the signals. (1:27am)A caller reported deceased turkeys in the roadway on Main Street. (11:14am)Two vehicles parked in the back parking lot of Target took off when an officer approached. The plate on the Honda Accord came back as belonging to an SUV. Police checked area but were unable to locate vehicles. (5:19pm)A walk-in party reported a hit & run in the Tremezzo parking lot while she was inside the restaurant. Unknown party left a note on her vehicle with suspect vehicle’s information. Police made contact with other driver. She admitted she tapped the vehicle but did not observe any damage. Police observed minor damage to the front bumper and assisted with paperwork exchange. (7:46pm)Patrick Bussey (21, Methuen) was issued a summons for resisting arrest. Police noticed Bussey pushing two bicycles on Main Street. He had a warrant out on him. He took off on foot. Billerica and Tewksbury Police notified. State Police sent a trooper in the area to assist. (11:24pm)Police received a report of a right in the RMA Fitness parking lot. Police responded. No fight. Two males and two females were in the lot running around and joking. (11:53pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 29: Burlington Man Arrested For OUI; Injured HummingbirdIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 9: Man Peeing In The Woods?; Neighbor DisputeIn “Police Log”
Tags Share your voice Comment James Martin/CNET Antivirus apps are supposed to protect you from attacks on your devices, but for years, stalkerware has evaded their scrutiny. On Wednesday, Kaspersky Lab said it would start flagging stalkerware as malicious, and warn people through its Android app when stalkerware is installed on their phones. In 2018 Kaspersky Lab detected stalkerware on 58,487 mobile devices. The warning allows people to delete the stalkerware app if it detects it. Kaspersky Lab There’s likely much more out there; the cybersecurity company can detect it only in devices running Kaspersky’s antivirus software.Stalkerware, which Vice’s Motherboard has reported on extensively, is frequently used by stalkers and abusers to spy on people through their phones. It essentially turns victims’ phones into surveillance devices, letting an attacker track a person’s every step and listen in on every word.Stalkerware is quietly installed on people’s devices, and then accesses personal data including GPS location, text messages, photos and microphone feeds. You don’t have to be an expert to get your hands on it — stalkerware is sold online, for as little as a few hundred dollars. Some purveyors offer subscription plans for $68 a month, according to Kaspersky Lab.Researchers from Cornell University, Hunter College and New York University found in 2018 that many antivirus programs don’t flag known stalkerware apps, many of which are marketed as tools for parents tracking children or people tracking stolen devices.Kaspersky Lab said it was motivated to start flagging stalkerware apps after speaking with Eva Galperin, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s head of cybersecurity. “As a result, we now flag commercial spyware with a specific alert which warns users of the dangers stalkerware poses,” Alexey Firsh, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said in a statement. “We believe users have a right to know if such a program is installed on their device.”Galperin told WIRED that she expects Kaspersky Lab’s new initiative to set an industry standard among antivirus companies.Kaspersky Lab’s scan will now detect stalkerware apps and give users the option to delete them. The protection is available on Android devices, because stalkerware isn’t as prevalent on iOS, Kaspersky Lab said. Symantec, an antivirus company that owns Norton, said it also blocks spyware and stalkerware, which its software considers malicious. One type of protection it offers is flagging when location information is being sent from apps, a Symantec spokesperson said. A Malwarebytes spokesperson said the company has been enforcing against stalkerware since 2014.Lookout, a mobile security app, said it’s also been tackling this as a serious security threat.”We’ve been flagging and fighting this kind of spouseware/stalkerware at Lookout for years, as it is a constant problem in the mobile security space,” a spokesperson said in a statement.Originally published April 3 at 10:01 a.m. PT.Update, 1:50 p.m. PT: Adds responses from other antivirus companies. 1 Mobile Security
Angela Lang/CNET In its fifth year, Amazon’s Prime Day kept up its record of breaking records. The 48-hour sale this week was the “largest shopping event in Amazon history” and “surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined,” the company said Wednesday. Amazon didn’t disclose specific total sales figures. Additionally, Monday brought in more new Prime members than any previous day, and Tuesday brought in nearly as many, making them the two biggest days ever for member signups.Prime members bought more than 175 million items during the Prime Day stretch. Amazon also benefited from its regular promotion of its own devices, with “the biggest event ever” for these gadgets, when comparing two-day periods. Some of the biggest sellers worldwide were Amazon’s Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, and Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote. Prime Day has attracted great attention worldwide, after starting as a much smaller sale in 2015. Now hundreds of other retailers join in the summer sale, and consumers tend to delay their purchasing in anticipation of Prime Day. Meanwhile, activists and unions this year used the occasion to stage protests and highlight their concerns about the world’s biggest online store, from working conditions in warehouses to climate issues to Amazon’s ties to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Amazon Prime E-commerce Amazon Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know 1:43 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote See it 2 Comments The protests weren’t the only issues to mar Prime Day over the years. While this year’s event worked out smoothly, glitches to Amazon’s site and mobile app have previously hampered the sale. Last year’s event had a botched opening that served customers error pages instead of deals. Despite those problems, last year’s Prime Day also broke sales records.Because Amazon is still growing, this latest Prime Day sales record isn’t expected to hold for long, with Cyber Monday in November typically becoming Amazon’s biggest sales day each year. Unlike Prime Day, deals on that day are available to all shoppers, not just Prime members.As it usually does for big sales days, Amazon offered up a bunch of big statements about Prime Day — for instance, that a record number of Prime members shopped on Prime Day in the US this year. Some of the biggest sellers in the country were the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Instant Pot DUO60 and 23andMe Health + Ancestry kits.In the United Arab Emirates, a new addition to Prime Day, some best-sellers included Al Ain Bottled Water, Ariel Laundry Detergent and Fine Towel Tissue Roll. Tags $74 Review • Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice remote: The $40 voice of Amazon TV 15 Photos Share your voice Mentioned Above Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Mobile Internet Now playing: Watch this: All of Amazon’s Alexa smart speakers Preview • Amazon Fire TV Stick adds speed, Alexa voice remote, keeps $40 price
Kolkata: At least three pilgrims died and more than 60 others were injured in a stampede early on Friday after a portion of a wall near a temple in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district collapsed amid incessant rain, a minister said. The incident took place in the famous Loknath temple in North 24 Parganas’ Kachua where pilgrims had gathered in a massive number on account of the Bengali saint Baba Loknath Brahmachari’s birth anniversary. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us “Three persons have been killed and 60-70 persons got injured in the Kachua temple early on Friday. A number of injured persons have been shifted to Kolkata’s National Medical College and Hospital. Two of them are critical,” state Food Minister and Trinamool’s North 24 Parganas district President Jyotipriya Mullick told IANS. He said the accident happened as thousands to pilgrims jostled to enter them through a narrow entrance after the rain had stopped. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “Close to 10,000 pilgrims took shelter under the tarpaulins erected for temporary shops amid massive rain near the temple ground. They rushed towards the temple gate as soon as the rain had stopped. Due to this massive crowd pressure, a wall of an abandoned house beside the temple collapsed, creating a stampede-like situation,” he said. Mullick, accompanied by other senior members of the party’s district leadership, went to spot on Friday afternoon. Advertise With Us West Bengal Police’s Director-General Virendra also visited the accident spot. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went to the National Medical College and Hospital here where some of the injured have been shifted and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the family of the deceased. “The temple at Kachua draws a huge crowd on this occasion and the administration remains active. But this time the gathering surpassed all previous records. “Amidst the rain and storm, some people tried to take shelter in the stalls on the narrow lane. Some fell in the adjacent pond.. In the rush, the stampede-like situation occurred,” she said. Banerjee also said Rs 1 lakh will be given to the pilgrims who sustained critical injuries while the ones with minor injuries will be given Rs 50,000 each. Trinamool leader Mullick blamed the temple committee for the accident and claimed those who organised the fair on occasion of Loknath birth anniversary, did not follow the guidelines laid down by the administration. “When the state government grants permission for a fair or a festival, it should be organised according to the guidelines given by the local administration. The government held six meetings with the temple committee but they did not bother to follow the guidelines,” he alleged. “Police built at least 10 barricades in the area but all of them broke due to massive crowd pressure. The local administration had proposed separate routes for entry and exit from the temple… if that was followed, the accident could have been avoided,” he said adding that strict legal action will be taken against those responsible for the accident. However, a temple managing committee member said he saw no administrative fault on their part. “We have engaged 5,000 volunteers. Both these volunteers and police were there to control the crowd.”
President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling.In a letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI. Comey has come under intense scrutiny in recent months for his role in an investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s email practices, including a pair of letters he sent to Congress on the matter in the closing days of last year’s election.Trump made no mention of Comey’s role in the Clinton investigation. But the president did assert that Comey informed him “on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation.”The White House said the search for a new FBI director was beginning immediately.Tuesday’s stunning announcement came shortly after the FBI corrected a sentence in Comey’s sworn testimony on Capitol Hill last week. Comey told lawmakers that Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, had sent “hundreds and thousands” of emails to her husband’s laptop, including some with classified information.On Tuesday, the FBI said in a two-page letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that only “a small number” of the thousands of emails found on the laptop had been forwarded there while most had simply been backed up from electronic devices. Most of the email chains on the laptop containing classified information were not the result of forwarding, the FBI said.Comey, 56, was nominated by President Barack Obama for the FBI post in 2013 to a 10-year term. Praised for his independence and integrity, Comey has spent three decades in law enforcement and has been no stranger to controversy.Before the past months’ controversies, Comey was perhaps best known for a remarkable 2004 standoff with top officials in the George W. Bush administration over a federal domestic surveillance program.As the deputy attorney general, Comey rushed to the hospital bed of Attorney General John Ashcroft to physically stop White House officials in their bid to get his ailing boss to reauthorize a secret no-warrant wiretapping program.Comey described the incident in 2007 testimony to Congress, explaining that he believed the spy program put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was legally questionable.When he learned that Andrew Card, the president’s chief of staff, and Alberto Gonzales, the White House counsel, were heading to Ashcroft’s hospital room despite Ashcroft’s wife’s instructions that there be no visitors, Comey told Congress, Comey beat them there and watched as Ashcroft turned them away.“That night was probably the most difficult night of my professional life,” Comey said. Share
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Over the past few years, Amazon has quietly become the third-largest streaming service in the world, behind Spotify and Apple Music — a fact that is obscured by its relatively small place in Amazon’s gargantuan business. However, led by VP of Music Steve Boom, over the past couple of years the company has been pushing harder into the music space, with exclusive features on big artists with new releases — such as its one-time-only “SoundBoard” specials with U2, Elton John and Justin Timberlake — and generally making more noise about its offerings. This move is clearly an attempt to gain greater leverage in the music world — and, not least, to provide more advertising opportunities for its partners and products. Amazon Music today basically soft-launched its free streaming tier, in which U.S. customers of its Alexa voice assistant will have access to top Amazon Music playlists and thousands of stations, at no cost. The limited access that the new free service provides — it’s only available through Alexa, and when the listener requests a song, it leads to an Amazon playlist or station, rather than an album — is presumably the first phase of a full ad-supported (i.e. free, with ads) streaming tier that will launch at some point in the future.“Beginning today, customers in the U.S. who do not yet have a Prime membership or a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited will now be able to listen to an ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations for free with Amazon Music on compatible Alexa-enabled devices,” the announcement reads. “Customers now have access to play a station based on a song, artist, era, and genre, and to hear some of Amazon Music’s top global playlists including Country Heat, Fuego Latino, Pop Culture, and more.”
More information: Magnetoreception of Directional Information in Birds Requires Nondegraded Vision, Katrin Stapput et al., Current Biology, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.05.070 (PhysOrg.com) — It has been known for decades that some birds are able to sense the Earth’s magnetic field and set their direction as if following a compass heading, which is an extremely useful ability for birds migrating long distances. The ability is believed to be linked to the availability of light and it is thought that specialized molecules in the birds’ retinas allow them to literally see the magnetic fields, which appear as patterns of light and shade superimposed over the regular image from light. Now a new study shows that the internal compass also depends on the birds having clear vision in their right eyes. Explore further A Robin Wearing Goggles Researchers led by Katrin Stapput of Goethe-Universitat in Frankfurt, Germany, studied the vision of the European robin to try to learn more about how the magnetic sensing might work. They found that if the right eye was covered by a frosted goggle, the birds could not navigate effectively, while they could navigate perfectly well if the left eye was covered instead.Numerous studies have been carried out on the ability of birds to sense magnetic fields since the phenomenon was first discovered in 1968 in the European robin. These studies had already revealed that the sense depends on light and that it involves the right eye and the left side of the brain, but the details were still unclear.The most likely molecules involved in the sensing of magnetic fields are thought to be cryptochrome and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), which are found in the light-sensitive cells in the retina. When struck by blue light, cryptochrome and FAD both shift into an active state in which each molecule has an unpaired electron, creating a “radical pair.” The presence of magnetic fields affects the time it takes for the radical pair molecules to revert to their inactive state.Cryptochrome also affects the light sensitivity of retinal cells, which suggests it may also affect sensitivity to magnetic fields. In effect, the magnetic fields create light or dark shadings over what the bird usually sees, and the shadings change as the bird turns its head, giving it a visual compass from the patterns of shading.Stapput decided to test the theories by fitting robins with goggles that were covered with clear foil on one side and frosted foil on the other. Both sides of the goggles were equally translucent, allowing 70 percent of the light to get through, but on the frosted side the image was less clear. The birds were then kept in cages until it was time for them to migrate.The birds were released into a funnel-shaped cage with its walls painted with correction fluid, which was scratched if the birds touched them. The results were that birds with no eye coverings, and birds with the left eye covered set off in a northerly direction as expected, while those with the right eye covered were disoriented and headed in random directions.Stapput’s experiment is the first to show that magnetic sensing does not just depend on light being present as previously thought, but that the bird must have a sharp, focused image in its right eye. The magnetic sensing is overlaid over the normal vision, and if that is distorted, Stapput said the patterns of light and dark would make little sense since the bird cannot separate the information from the visual and magnetic images. The visual and magnetic images both involve variations in light and shade, but visual images tend to have sharp lines and edges, while the magnetic images have more gradual changes from light to dark.The experiments lend support to the radical pair hypothesis but do not rule out another explanation. Chickens also orientate themselves by the Earth’s magnetic field 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. Citation: Sharp-eyed robins can see magnetic fields (2010, July 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-sharp-eyed-robins-magnetic-fields.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com
News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more 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 | 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 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Related Content 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. Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | January 04, 2012 iCAD Completes $15 Million in Financing January 4, 2012 – iCAD Inc. announced a five-year, $15 million agreement to raise capital for its rollout of a new intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) technology for early stage cancer treatment. Under the debt facility agreement with Deerfield Management Company LP, a healthcare investment fund, the company will issue a $15 million principal amount senior secured 5.75 percent note, will enter into a revenue purchase agreement, and will issue warrants to purchase 2.25 million shares of iCAD common stock, plus an additional 500,000 shares of common stock if the agreement is extended.“This financing immediately strengthens iCAD’s cash position and enables the company to focus on achieving its long-term objectives for growth and expansion,” said Ken Ferry, president and CEO of iCAD.“We see significant opportunity in iCAD based on its broad portfolio of innovative products addressing early stage cancer…iCAD’s strong customer base, along with the company’s potential to establish a leadership position in new developing markets, makes iCAD an attractive investment for our firm,” said Howard P. Furst, M.D., partner, Deerfield Management.For more information: www.icadmed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
Karisma selects ACV as Partner of the Month with up to 60% off Travelweek Group TORONTO – Air Canada Vacations has been selected as Karisma’s Preferred Partner for the month of June. ACV’s clients will receive up to 60% off hotel bookings, a free stay for the 7th passenger for group bookings, and a $250 resort credit.Plus, until June 30th, 2018, Air Canada Vacations is offering agents the opportunity to earn 2X ACV&ME points when a package or group is booked at select Karisma Hotels for travel until October 31st, 2018.Participating Resorts Include:El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by KarismaEl Dorado Casitas Royale, A Spa Resort by KarismaEl Dorado Maroma, A Spa Resort by KarismaEl Dorado Seaside Suites, A Spa Resort by KarismaAzul Beach Resort Riviera Maya, by KarismaGenerations Riviera Maya, A Spa Resort by KarismaNickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta CanaHidden Beach Au Naturel Resort by KarismaWith the ACV&ME loyalty program, travel agents who book hotels and groups will receive 600 points per room for packages of 7+ nights; 400 points per room for packages of 3-6 nights and 300 points per passenger for Group bookings.More news: ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthACV&ME loyalty points can be redeemed for Aeroplan Miles, travel vouchers or Visa gift cards.The Karisma Preferred Partner program highlights a different tour operator from the U.S. or Canada each month. Chosen partners receive training support for reservations and groups, sales incentives and collaboration, weekly contests, and web and social media exposure.Visit your ACV&ME account for more details. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Share Posted by Tags: Aeroplan Miles, Air Canada Vacations, Karisma Hotels & Resorts << Previous PostNext Post >>
The discovery of the beetle is the first of its kind in New Zealand, but Biosecurity NZ said early evidence suggested it may have been in the country for at least two years. An avocado tree-loving beetle, regarded as a serious pest overseas, has been discovered in Auckland, local media TVNZ reported. March 29 , 2019 Biosecurity NZ surveillance and incursion manager Brendon Gould said the potential risk of the beetle being in the country was being assessed. The wood-boring granulate ambrosia beetle has been detected in four Auckland areas since late February, according to Biosecurity New Zealand. U.S.: LGS enhances summer citrus, Peruvian avocado … Peruvian avocados: Greater early-season volumes ma … U.S. ag secretary tours California avocado grove, … You might also be interested in U.S.: California’s avocado supply remains tight bu … Gould said the beetle lives under bark, making it difficult to detect. “We need to know if New Zealand has a wider population, which is why we are asking the public to report any possible sightings.” However, he said a tell-tale sign is distinctive protrusions of frass (compacted sawdust) from bark that look like toothpicks. They are caused by the beetles pushing frass out of tunnels bored into the trees. The beetle is known to feed on a wide range of broadleaf trees, including horticultural species such as avocado, and can spread fungal diseases.
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21Sep Rep. Sheppard lauds House passage of legislation to increase transparency 10-bill package will expand FOIA, create Legislative Open Records ActState Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, today praised the House’s passage of a comprehensive plan to make the Legislature and governor’s office more transparent.Rep. Sheppard sponsored a bill in the 10-piece package, which creates the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA) and amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by including records from the offices of the governor and lieutenant governor that are subject to public eyes.“FOIA requests are a great tool residents and the media can use to ensure the government is functioning in a responsible manner. The expansions included in our legislation will now give people an opportunity to hold the legislative and executive branches accountable,” Rep. Sheppard said. “Michigan families will have more faith in their government if the men and women they elect to state office are required to provide open access to their records.”The new LORA mirrors the 40-year-old FOIA rules and process, but in a new way that satisfies the Michigan Constitution’s Speech and Debate and Separation of Powers Clauses by preventing the judiciary from intermeddling in legislative operations.To allow for appeals, LORA will use a non-partisan review of disputes by the Legislative Council Administrator. Unlike FOIA, this will not require citizens to pay significant court and attorney fees to appeal an unreasonable fee or denial of their request.House Bills 5469-5478 now head to the Senate for consideration.### Categories: Sheppard News
03May Rep. Kahle presented “Michigan Alzheimer’s Champion Award” PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Clinton was presented with the “Michigan Alzheimer’s Champion Award” in recognition of her advocacy for families impacted by the disease. Lindsay Brieschke of the Alzheimer’s Association presented the plaque during the organization’s annual legislative day at the state Capitol. Rep. Kahle spoke of the effect Alzheimer’s has had on her life and why she has been so heavily involved in advocacy and education about the disease. Categories: Kahle News,Kahle Photos
06Dec Rep. Griffin bill lowers barriers to broadband expansion The House Communications and Technology Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill, with bipartisan support, proposed by state Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan which streamlines requirements needed for broadband expansion work in county rights-of-way.County road commissions have jurisdiction over rights-of-way and require permits, inspections and project reviews due to the close proximity of lines and mains beneath the ground. Right-of-way permit requirements vary widely from county to county, creating an arduous process for telecommunication and video service providers. Griffin’s proposal helps to streamline that process.“The importance of improving internet service quality and speed is something that I consistently hear about from residents of the 66th District. With the importance of fast and reliable internet in today’s world, areas that do not have reliable access to high-speed broadband are at a significant disadvantage when it comes to keeping and attracting jobs and residents,” said Griffin. “We have to level the playing field for those who need these services in rural areas and ensure that government does not present a barrier to that expansion.”House Bill 5097 moves to the full House for consideration. Categories: Griffin News,News