CALGARY – Opposition politicians hit the Liberal government with pointed questions Monday over news that two Kinder Morgan Canada executives will each be given $1.5-million bonuses to ensure they stay on as its Trans Mountain pipeline system is sold to the federal government.The retention bonuses for president Ian Anderson and David Safari, the vice-president overseeing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, are detailed in a company regulatory filing dated Tuesday, May 29, the day the government announced its deal to buy the pipeline assets for $4.5 billion.The government should immediately table details of the “Kinder Morgan bailout,” B.C. New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen said in the House of Commons, complaining it is paying too much.“Adding insult to injury to this public bailout, it includes a $3-million bonus to Kinder Morgan executives,” he charged.The company is being richly rewarded for not having to pay for its $7.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion project, added Shannon Stubbs, an Alberta Conservative MP and natural resources critic.“Apparently, the gift of tax dollars will also pay $1.5 million bonuses each to two Kinder Morgan executives, which is good news for the rich executives, bad news for Canadian energy workers,” she said.The deal was defended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who reiterated the government’s position that the pipeline will create jobs while helping to alleviate steep discounts in prices for Canadian oil that amount to the annual loss of $15 billion in potential value.The bonuses for Anderson and Safari are to be paid in equal parts in July 2019 and July 2020 and are conditional on their continued employment through each date, the filing states.“The arrangements were reviewed and approved by the Kinder Morgan Canada board of directors and are consistent with industry practice for a project and transaction of this size,” the company said in an email Monday.The government has said it is counting on the continued employment of key pipeline staff to ensure completion of the project to triple capacity of the pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C.The filing goes on to note that Kinder Morgan Canada has terminated and repaid a $5.5-billion revolving credit facility with the Royal Bank of Canada.Ottawa is to provide loan guarantees for any money the company spends on the endeavour between now and when the pipeline’s ownership changes.Kinder Morgan is to ask shareholders to vote on the deal before the end of July. If shareholders approve the sale, the paperwork is to be completed sometime in August or September.Construction is expected to be finished in about two and a half years.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this article: (TSX:KML)
Casablanca – Following a meeting by its office on Tuesday, the city council of Casablanca voiced its willingness to continue efforts made to alleviate the consequences of the three buildings’ collapse in the Bourgogne neighborhood.In a press release, the city council’s office, which lauded the Royal solicitude and support for the victims, said it will endeavor to implement the necessary measures to prevent such tragedies.While hailing efforts by all stakeholders, elected members, local authorities, volunteers, associations and media outlets, the release underlined the determination of the city council to limit the impact of this disaster, noting that the elected members are enquiring about the health condition of the hospitalized victims and assisting disaster-stricken families to settle in temporary housing.
The police uses tear-gas to disperse students who protested against the SAITM private medical college in Malabe.The students staged a walk towards Fort but were prevented from heading towards the Presidential Secretariat at Lotus Road. However the students attempted to break the police barricade and move forward and the police then fired tear-gas and water to disperse the protesters. (Colombo Gazette)
Urban Meyer prepares to lead the buckeyes out on to the field prior to the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor
Former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former heavyweight champion George Foreman has challenged big-screen tough guy Steven Seagal to a real-life fight.The 68-year-old Foreman posted a picture of the 65-year-old Seagal on Twitter on Monday, writing: “I challenge you One on one, I use boxing you can use whatever. 10 rounds in Vegas.”When fans asked Foreman on Twitter why he wanted to fight Seagal, Foreman replied that the martial artist “really can fight” and is big enough to defend himself. Foreman first won the heavyweight title in 1973 and again in 1994.Seagal made headlines last week for saying that NFL players kneeling during the national anthem were a “joke” and an “outrage.”A representative for Seagal told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the star didn’t want to comment on Foreman’s offer.
OSU junior Jalen Washington smiles during the Ohio State baseball team’s photo day on Sept. 30 at at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State baseball team is returning 20 letterwinners for the 2016 season, giving coach Greg Beals plenty of hope that his team will be able to improve upon last season’s 35-20 finish.To bolster their record, the Buckeyes will be looking to their newly appointed team captains, senior infielder Nick Sergakis and junior catcher Jalen Washington.For the pair of upperclassmen, each said they were humbled by being selected captains by their teammates, but for Columbus native Sergakis, it stands for a little bit more.“It meant the world to me,” Sergakis said. “I respect these guys more than anyone, and for them to vote me into this position, it means a lot. It’s something that you dream of when you’re a little kid to grow up and be the guy that everyone looks up to — that leader. It’s a position that I’ve worked hard for. I appreciate (being) the leader of these guys.”For Washington, the 2015 offseason included moving from infielder to catcher, a position which he’s never played for OSU. Beals said that his unselfish mindset, paired with his relentless work ethic, are the main reasons why Washington was named a team captain.“Jalen’s going to be the No. 1 catcher this year,” Beals said. “He’s been a utility player in his previous time here. He had a great summer and he had a great fall. I’m really excited about him.”OSU senior Nick Sergakis smiles during the Ohio State baseball team’s photo day on Sept. 30 at at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSUBeals said he knows if the Buckeyes want to reach their team goal of bringing home a Big Ten championship, his captains will have to lead the way for a team that finished 13-11 in conference play last year. “I love those two guys,” Beals said. “I love all the guys on our team, but those guys really exemplify great, hard-working guys that are willing to do whatever it takes for the ball club. Both of them have earned their captains nominations vote by what they’ve done on the field.” Washington, however, wasn’t on the field all that much for OSU in 2015.He played sparingly, appearing in only 15 games, mainly as a utility infielder. He had a .280 batting average in 25 at-bats. “I think what’s really special is a guy like Jalen Washington, who’s not been a regular player in his time here, to be voted captain speaks a lot for the young man and the type of work he does on a daily basis,” Beals said.Washington said the switch to catcher has been a grind, but he is excited for his chance to be an impact player for the Buckeyes.Sergakis, perhaps known more for his defense thanks to a No. 1 play on SportsCenter’s Top 10 last year, closed out 2015 with a .957 fielding percentage over 51 starts at second and third base. Sergakis said he hopes to return to form at the plate after his average dipped from .318 in 2014 to .250 in 2015.“I’m trying to get back to the same hitter I was when I first came in and through the first portion of last year,” Sergakis said. “I think hitting has been a big part, and I think I’ve improved my game.”Washington said the team is hungry and will be ready to get the 2016 campaign underway. The Buckeyes are scheduled to begin their 133rd season of baseball in the Dodgertown Classic, where they are set to play three games against Niagara, Pittsburgh and Toledo on Feb. 19-21 in Vero Beach, Florida.
Nevada Copper Corp has announced positive results from the feasibility study for its 100%-owned Pumpkin Hollow copper project located in Yerington, Nevada. The study reports the results of a stand-alone open pit operation, and builds upon previously released feasibility studies in February 2012 and December 2012 which were prepared under the direction of Tetra Tech. The latest study confirms the technical and economic viability of constructing and operating a stand-alone 70,000 t/d open pit copper mining and processing operation. The Stage 2 Open Pit Operation would be located approximately 4 km west of the 6,500 t/d Stage 1 underground operation that is currently under construction. Development of the Stage 1 Underground Operation is supported by a feasibility study filed in December 2012.The Stage 1 Underground Operation will initially access ore from the East deposit and, if warranted, the E2 deposit. With all Stage 1 permits received on September 5, 2013 and a significant portion of project capital funding arranged, Nevada Copper is advancing towards production from the Stage 1 operation and, subject to receipt of permits and project funding, construction of the Stage 2 Open Pit Operation. Production for the Stage 1 Underground Operation is expected to commence in 2015 with Stage 2 Open Pit Operation targeted for 2016.Nevada Copper states that the positive Stage 2 Feasibility Study results “further support the company’s decision to proceed with a two-staged development of Pumpkin Hollow.”Upon successfully establishing production from both Stage 1 and Stage 2 operations, Nevada Copper’s projected annual average production for the first five years will be approximately 285 Mlb of copper; 45,000 oz of gold, 1.1 Moz of silver resulting in annual operating cash-flow of approximately $500 million which assumes a forward price curve reducing to a long term price of $2.75/lb copper. “The completion of our Stage 2 stand-alone open pit feasibility study is yet another significant milestone achieved by Nevada Copper since the company was formed in 2006,” commented Giulio Bonifacio, President and CEO. “We are extremely pleased with these results as it further confirms that the Pumpkin Hollow project will support an economically-robust, large copper mine built on a staged basis which is unlike any other copper project currently in construction. It is our view that cash flows from Stage 1 will enhance the available financing alternatives for the much larger open pit operation which, once constructed, will transform Nevada Copper to a mid-tier copper producer. On a combined basis, Stage 1 and Stage 2 currently represent proven and probable mineral reserves of approximately 5 billion lb of copper and annualised average production in the first five years of 285 Mlb of copper on a project that has an ideal geographic location with an extremely low risk profile.”
Consolidated Mining & Civil (CMC) has acquired a Maptek Sentry monitoring system, primarily for use at Havilah Resources’ Portia gold mine in South Australia. The Sentry solution is an active monitoring system for tracking movement and notifying stakeholders about potentially unsafe areas of an open-pit operation. A long range I-Site 8820 laser scanner and dedicated software help sites measure and analyse unpredictable wall movement.The I-Site point cloud data which is used in the Sentry solution can also be processed and modelled for survey reconciliation, stockpile volumetrics, geological mapping and kinematic analysis. Sentry allows several areas to be monitored within a single scan extent. Animations, continual analysis and graphical reports provide comprehensive information for reviewing results to guide future monitoring.CMC is responsible for removing all of the overburden and bringing the ore to the surface at the Portia gold mine which lies 100 km northwest of the Broken Hill regional mining centre. At Portia the gold occurs in a 2-3 m layer below 75 m of clay overburden (about 7 million m3), which is being removed to access the ore.At Portia the Sentry solution will be applied to track movement and stability of walls in the open pit. The I-Site laser scanner will also be used for routine survey applications throughout the operation. A rugged Maptek mount attaching the I-Site laser scanner to the roof of a site vehicle, gives CMC greater flexibility for surveying large areas efficiently.“We went with Maptek for several reasons. Price, local support, ease of use and the combination of survey and monitoring applications makes the choice obvious’, explained CMC Principal Steve Radford. “Prior to mining commencement we’ve remodelled and constructed 35 km of access roads and an airstrip as well as establishing infrastructure such as workers’ camp, on-site concrete batching plant and maintenance facilities.”“In remote environments where you need to ensure worker safety, Sentry provides a diagnostic tracking tool with clear visualisation and analysis capabilities so we can make reliable engineering decisions.” he said.The Consolidated Group of companies employs more than 450 people and owns and operates more than 700 items of plant in its general contracting business across Australia. CMC has a long term solid affiliation with the Broken Hill region in New South Wales, successfully conducting major earth moving contracts, specialising in open cut mining. Activities include contract crushing and screening, bulk haulage and open-pit mining.
LAST OCTOBER, two children were taken from their families. Who stole them? Was it Gypsies?The Taoiseach, Minister for Justice and Acting Garda Commissioner this week apologised to two Roma families whose children were taken from them last year. With the Children’s Ombudsman saying there were clear elements of ethnic profiling to the case, we should ask how such a thing could happen.Against the backdrop of international media hysteria over a Greek case where a blonde four-year-old girl “Maria” (eventually proven to be herself Roma) was found living in a Roma camp, one member of the public emailed the Garda missing person bureau using the subject line: “Suspected child abduction”. They recounted having seen a Roma woman with a “very blond” baby with “the bluest eyes”. An hour later, a Facebook “tip-off” told TV3′s Paul ‘Ireland’s Bogus Beggars’ Connolly that a similar case might exist in Tallaght. Naturally, he called the Garda Press Office.Utterly unfounded claimsThese two “tip-offs” were utterly unfounded but they led to Garda taking both children from their families and placing them in the overnight care of the HSE. DNA tests eventually proved that both children were exactly who their parents said they were. It is hard to imagine the depth of the trauma felt by both families.The Children’s Ombudsman, Emily Logan, has spoken of “a widespread belief that the Roma are ‘child-abductors’” informing the readiness to believe that “Maria” was abducted. She expressed the belief that Garda “were not sufficiently sensitive to the possibility that stereotypes could play a role in their decision-making and this triggered a chain of events that caused enormous distress to the children and families”.The Roma are, to many Irish people, despised outcasts who are seen as being up to every scam in the book. “Gypsies, tramps and thieves”, to quote an old song. I know some Roma. I can’t claim any particular insight beyond the staggeringly-original observation that, for all our cultural differences, people are just people, as ordinary and extraordinary as everyone else.Our dark historiesI used to sell broadband and made some friends amongst Cork’s Roma families. I was welcomed with a look which perhaps recognised a fellow chancer.I’ve eaten and drank in Roma homes and have been on the receiving end of a sardonic humour which makes the worst excesses of the Irish “I’m only slagging” seem like a wry smile by comparison. We native Irish have a dark sense of humour. History will do that to you. When I was small, my Granny told me about the experiences of her grandmother, who lived through the Famine.The Irish have the Famine and the British and the Catholicism and the rain. The Roma, though, have been on the wrong side of polite society since, their legends say, a Roma blacksmith forged the nails for the Crucifixion and Jesus condemned them to wander the Earth landless.If the Famine, 170 years ago, has had a scarring effect on the Irish psyche, then we should remember that in living memory Adolf Hitler tried to wipe out the Roma. As many as 1.5 million Roma were murdered in the Holocaust – or as the Roma know it, the Porajmas.Existing on the margins of societyThe Roma I knew didn’t mix with the wider community, instead existing very much on the margins of society. Most were young, to my eyes terribly young to be parents, but they clearly loved their children, boisterous and cheeky children who seemed both happy and healthy. The men sold second-hand cars and scrap metal, the women went into the city, mostly to beg.For many Roma, begging is a way of life. Some venture further into criminality. I have Garda friends who would tar the entire Roma community as criminals and who would be baffled at accusations of racism.I once met a Roma kid I recognised, begging outside Eason’s. He had a sign saying “I DEAF DUMB PLEASE HELP” and a single tear rolling down his cheek. He was good. Suddenly, though, technology betrayed him with a Nokia ringtone. He smiled at me, embarrassed, and shrugged. “Sorry about this, pal,” he said, pulling out the phone, “HELLO?!”He got €2.In the interests of honesty (which I may not always have had as a sales rep) at least some of my friendship with Cork’s Roma was founded on the high incidence of fellas who looked remarkably similar to guys who’d had their broadband cut for non-payment but who now had completely different names. Identification, even identity, could be multiple-choice.Can any good come of this?I have no doubt Garda and HSE staff acted in what they believed to be the best interests of those two children but I suspect that when they became aware of the suggestion that a Roma family was involved in abduction, there would have been no benefit of the doubt applied. At the time, Alan Shatter said there was a degree of “damned if they do, damned if they don’t” but I would imagine that two plus two added up to eight straight away.We think the Roma secretive, alien and apart, outsiders who live among us, damned because they do not integrate… but are we equally damned because we probably wouldn’t want them to integrate anyway?Will any good come from the fact that prejudice, ignorance and hysteria caused two frightened children to be snatched from their families, not by the Roma of monstrous stereotype, but by well-meaning and misled agents of the Irish State?The road to understanding“I am committed to ensuring that this results in a more dynamic and effective approach to Roma integration in Ireland,” said Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald. “We need a new culture of understanding of the distinct challenges and needs facing the Roma Community”.Emily Logan said “The apology should be just the beginning of the process of building trust with the Roma community”. She’s absolutely right. So is Frances Fitzgerald.But, as my friend asked me in the wake of this, is there any room in Irish society, or even in Irish minds, for Roma?I hope so. We are a nation which knows trauma and abuse. I think the very best thing we could do to help ourselves would be to help others and to be the nation of generous welcomes we have for so long pretended to be. It’s past time we reached out, for our own good, to our new neighbours.And if that seems hopelessly naive, well, just look how far prejudice, ignorance and hysteria have got us.Donal O’Keeffe is a writer, artist and columnist for TheJournal.ie. He tweets as @Donal_OKeeffeRead: “Ethnic profiling” a factor in removal of Roma children, report findsRead: ‘A wake up call’: Where to now after the Logan Report?
The local business community got some face time on Friday morning with Clark County’s lawmakers at the 2018 Legislative Outlook Breakfast to talk about the much-anticipated capital budget, education and workforce training, as well as taxes, regulations and other topics.Those are all issues lawmakers could face in the 60-day legislative session that begins in January. Nearly all nine legislators from Clark County (Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, was absent) assembled at WareHouse ’23 along with 200 members of the business community and other local elected officials for the annual event hosted by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Identity Clark County and the Columbia River Economic Development Council.John McDonagh, Chamber of Commerce CEO, moderated the event and took written questions from the audience. He said the first four questions all concerned the capital budget, a $4 billion pot of money that would fund construction projects across the state. Passage of the budget was stalled during the last legislative session after Republicans, who controlled the Senate at the time, insisted that the Legislature also address a court case affecting rural water rights.The Democratic Party retook control of the state Senate in a special election this fall, and Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, said the Legislature would likely take action on the capital budget very soon.“The capital budget is our number one priority,” she said. “All of us recognize the need to address passage of that budget as our first and foremost priority.”
The Portland Metro Area Value Pricing Advisory Committee started meeting late last year to consider tolling on Interstates 5 and 205, including the I-5 Bridge. The advisory committee is made up of 25 representatives, including three from Southwest Washington.For Vancouver, Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle serves on the committee. The committee will meet again in February to consider eight different scenarios, but prior to the meeting, representatives from the Oregon Department of Transportation will host an open house in Vancouver to answer questions about the potential options.The open house is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.
Public safety agencies on TwitterClark County AMRHandle: @clarkamrFollowers: 91.Tweets: 10.First Tweet: “Test” 9:30 p.m. July 16, 2009.Clark County Fire and RescueHandle: @C_C_F_RFollowers: 1,003.Tweets: 1,130.First Tweet: “Welcome to Clark County Fire & Rescue’s new Twitter page. Follow us for up to date news and emergency responses.” 10:05 a.m. May 2, 2010.Clark County Fire District 3Handle: @ClarkCoFD3FAFollowers: 38.Tweets: 4.First Tweet: “This is a test. (For Thu. Jul 23rd)” 10:17 a.m. July 23, 2009.Clark County Fire District 6Handle: @CCFD6Followers: 124Tweets: 216First Tweet: (picture of firefighters using a chainsaw to help fight a fire) 1:32 p.m. June 27, 2013.Clark County Sheriff’s OfficeHandle: @ClarkCoSheriffFollowers: 1,512.Tweets: 481.First Tweet: “Date: May 4th, 2010 Case # S10-6484 Contact: Detective Alex Schoening, CCSO Traffic Unit. 360-397-2211 xt 4175 Prepared by: Detecti” 1:38 a.m. May 5, 2010.Clark Regional Emergency Services AgencyHandle: @CRESATalkFollowers: 268.Tweets: 1,103.First Tweet: “@TimBledsoe 2 inches on the valley floor between 4p-12a, 3-4 inches in the Clark foothills and 1-4 inches in the gorge! Drive safe!” 8:32 a.m. Nov. 22, 2010.Handle: @CRESAFollowers: 1,627.Tweets: 665.First Tweet: “winter weather preparedness tips at www.cresa911.blogspot.com” 7:34 a.m. Dec. 10, 2008.East County Fire and RescueHandle: @ecfr91Followers: 147Tweets: 1,829First Tweet: “Responded to a traumatic injury in the Mt. Livingston Fire Station 92 area.” 1:20 p.m. April 22, 2011.Ridgefield Police DepartmentHandle: @RidgefieldWaPDFollowers: 479.Tweets: 96.First Tweet: “Working on Twitter web site.” 2 p.m. April 2, 2009.Vancouver Police DepartmentHandle: @VancouverPDUSAFollowers: 1,977.Tweets: 306.First Tweet: “Vancouver Banner Bank Branch Robbed: http://bit.ly/aIzue1” 5:06 p.m. Jan. 28, 2010.Washington State Department of Transportation, Southwest RegionHandle: @wsdot_swFollowers: 2,097.Tweets: 2,639.First Tweet: “Greetings Twitterverse! WSDOT SW Region signing on for duty. Get your SW WA traffic info here.” 1:11 p.m. Aug. 7, 2012.Washington State Patrol, Southwest RegionHandle: @wspd5pioFollowers: 2,324.Tweets: 923.First Tweet: “WSP SW WA Twitter is up and running! Please help me get the word out! #WSPTweetParty 12 – 1 Today!” Noon May 13, 2013.— Compiled by Emily GillespieIn the days and weeks that followed a Vancouver woman live-tweeting a crash that killed her husband, Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn received what he called hate mail.“It was negative comments and commentary from folks that believe … I shouldn’t be sending anything out, and how inappropriate it was for me to do that,” he said.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man who falsified a kidnapping and coerced a grandfather into sending him $15,000 in ransom money.Investigators said, in June, a Wisconsin man was contacted about sending $15,000 in ransom money because his grandson had been kidnapped. The Wisconsin man sent two packages containing the ransom money to two separate addresses in Hollywood.Police determined that was a lie and no kidnapping occurred. However, the subject who attempted to pick up one of the packages was caught on a neighbor’s doorbell camera.This subject remains at large.If you have any information on this man, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
It should be pointed out that many genetic therapies now on the table are based on treatment of somatic cells. If heritable changes to the genome can be introduced via predictable breaches in Weismann’s barrier, as many now presume exist, that is something we probably want to know more about. We need look no further than plants to see that genetic changes in germ lines can be produced as a result of genetic changes in somatic lines. Here somatic cell lineages (vegetative meristems) may be old enough to have accumulated many mutations subject to natural selection since seed germination.Neurobiologists are more interested in those heritable skills or experiences that can be packaged quickly into the germ line, almost perhaps, instantaneously. In many species, sperm are produced at a tremendous rate and practically speaking, they turn over daily. For his fly experiments, Ziv paired different odors with either an aversive or an appetitive stimulus, and trained them over the course of a few days to make the proper associations.The aversive stimulus was an electrified copper grid which presumably was distasteful enough to be seen as a non-lethal assault, but not so powerful as to prevent any formative interactions. Electrical shock may not be the cleanest stimulus (after all we know from the experiments of Miller and Urey that electricity of sufficient voltage can spawn amino-acids from gases), it seems to have what it takes to make a good impression. The appetitive stimulus in this case was of an appetitive nature—corn meal and sugar. While the opposite of shock may not be a sugar snack, the pair do provide a clear choice between good and evil.If precise mechanisms of inheritance are to be attributed to specific details of a stimulus, then the particulars of the odors themselves (3-octanol (OCT) or 4-Methylcyclohexanol (MCH)) are important in these studies. Other experiments, like those in mice, used acetophenone because a fair bit is already known about the receptors and circuitry involved in detecting it. Using a T-maze setup, Ziv was able to show that after the parents had mastered associations of odors with good and evil, the offspring of those flies later showed heightened sensitivity to them as well. However, for whatever reason, the effect was only strong with the MCH stimulus, and in the aversive pairing. Not only that, but the response to MCH was the opposite from the response that the parents had learned: the offspring preferred to move toward MCH instead of avoiding it.Ziv suggests that since the sensitivity to MCH was inherited, but the seemingly useful response (avoidance) was not, there is no inheritance of change at the neural circuit level going on. While that may be a fair enough conclusion, we really can’t make any sweeping conclusions at this point as to what is really going on. Ziv, like other explorers of Lamarckian inheritance, merely offers his controlled study with error margins in the same spirit as nearly every other scientific study put on the charts. If we take any of them at face value, we take all of them.Scientists look for inheritance of specific experiences because they can be quickly inserted into animal, and then later measured to clear effect. To further probe these behavioral phenomena, Ziv suggests that olfactory processes could be blocked at various stages in the adults. Reversibly altering specific pathways using dominant temperature-sensitive transgenes like UAS-Shi for example, would perhaps be one way to do this.Ultimately scientists want to look beyond transient effects and explore the inheritance of actual physical characteristics, like longer necks in giraffes or bigger hands in farmer’s sons. Opponents may argue that any significant results that one might obtain would merely uncover previous genetic pathways already built into the organism. In a way we have the same bottleneck that sensory neurobiogists decry when they try to account for the massive compression of information in a visual stimulus through the retina, and unto the digital output of the optic nerve spike train. However if we figure the entire retina, or the entire body, as a molecular computing volume down to the samllest scale, rather than just considering a few membrane-constrained channels, we hint at the source of power. Personality is the result of nurture, not nature, suggests new study on birds 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. Explore further © 2014 Phys.org Journal information: arXiv More information: arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1312/1312.7331.pdf However those mechanisms that first generated life, and by implication continue to refashion it as fast as we try to comprehend, are still unknowns of a nature we have scarcely imagined. Strict adherence to the concepts of random genetic mutation followed by natural selection thrusts up a steep barrier to a full understanding of variation in the natural world. In order to push beyond this cusp, scientists have now turned to the ideas of Lamarck. The latest installment in the genetic saga of individual experience has just been published on the arxiv preprint server by Harvard neurosurgeon Ziv Williams. Ziv’s new results were obtained with flies, and they shadow the recent provocative data on murine (mouse) inheritance of ancestral fears. The latter study raised the roof on what is now possible in a scientific experiment. In demonstrating not only a mechanism for sperm-specific transmission of acquired traits from the father, but also precision modification of neural circuitry, that report set the bar extremely high for what might be proved in a study—and also for what might be swallowed by the larger community.With mice, it is possible to isolate the mechanism of transmission of a particular experience to the father’s sperm by doing in vitro insemination. While that is not so simple in flies, there is one big advantage to working with them—experiments can be more easily done at high n factor (number of flies). This is critical for discerning complex, but often weak, effects. The principle that information of a hereditary nature ratchets only in the direction from germ cells to somatic (body) cells is known as Weismann’s barrier. It is expected that any breakdown of this evolutionary diode (such as feedback from somatic to germ cells) would be a weak effect because the bandwidth for transmission of experience to germ cells would, at first glance, appear to be severely limited. Citation: Fly dreams and the boundaries of evolutionary science (2014, January 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-01-boundaries-evolutionary-science.html In 2002, Secretary of state Donald Rumsfeld made a statement regarding weapons of mass destruction that today is still well known. He famously parsed the evidence (or lack thereof) into “known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns.” In squeezing virtually all that it can from the ideas of Darwin, evolutionary biology has produced a mountain of facts and ideas that fall squarely in the realm of Rumsfeld’s first two categories. Jean-Baptiste LamarckCredit: Wikipedia
GAYSTARNEWS- A view of the new memorial | Photo: Facebook/Anthony Goicolea eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) New York City unveiled its very first memorial dedicated to the LGBTQ community. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled the art in Hudson River Park this week. He was joined by other elected officials, including Corey Johnson, who became the first openly gay politician with HIV elected in New York.Cuomo first revealed the design a year ago.As said at the unveiling, the monument honors ‘the LGBT community, those lost in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016, and all victims of hate, intolerance and violence’.New York commissioned Brooklyn artist Anthony Goicolea to create the piece.It is located on the waterfront of the park, between West 12th Street and Bethune Street.More than just about one personGoicolea posted photos of the completed memorial on Facebook.It consists of nine boulders in a circular pattern. Six of the boulders are bisected and bonded together again with glass.The new memorial | Photo: Facebook/Anthony Goicolea About the use of glass, Goicolea told Curbed: ‘Traditionally glass is something delicate and fragile, but here it is used to make the boulders stronger.’When light hits the glass in certain ways, it reflects various colors, such as a rainbow.The largest of the split six stones is empty in the middle. That’s because there’s a quote inscribed inside, as seen below.The split stone | Photo: Facebook/Anthony GoicoleaThe quote is by LGBTQ activist Audre Lorde and reads: ‘Difference is that raw and powerful connection from which our personal power is forged…’Goicolea also wanted to make sure his monument fit in its environment, and was more than just something to look at. Instead, people can walk around and through it, sit on the boulders, and feel connected.‘The people who visit this memorial become a part of it, in a sense,’ he said. ‘This is more than just about one person.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/new-york-city-lgbtq-memorial/
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Israel and Cyprus will be applying for international arbitration to decide a dispute over the distribution of natural gas in a joint offshore reservoir if the companies involved fail to come to an agreement, it emerged on Wednesday.“We have recently agreed that we will ask the companies first to try and come to an arrangement between them … and if this is not possible … then we’ll look at the option of going to arbitration,” Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said.Earlier, Israeli business news portal Globes reported that the two countries disagreed on how to proceed with the development of the Aphrodite gas reservoir, lying on the border of their respective economic zones.The Israelis estimate the quantity of gas on their side at 7-10 billion cubic metres (bcm), while the gas in the Cypriot section of the reservoir, owned by Yitzhak Tshuva-controlled Delek Group, is estimated at 100bcm.Since the gas in the Yishai prospect on the Israeli side is part of a single geological reservoir, its production depends on agreements between the two countries.Israel and Cyprus signed a delineation agreement in 2010 but haven’t agreed so far on how to develop gas reservoirs straddling both economic zones.“The state did not forego the Yishai prospect, and will not give up its share, even if this part is relatively small,” Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz told Globes. “The state will not waive its share of either the gas or the revenue from the Aphrodite reservoir, and is also unable to do this in the name of the companies that hold it.”In the absence of a distribution agreement, Israel is refusing to allow Cyprus to develop Aphrodite, because pumping gas from it will also cause gas to be pumped from the Yishai prospect.“There are negotiations that have unfortunately been going on for years, but we recently reached an agreement with the Cypriots that seems reasonable to us. Based on the figures provided by the two sides, the international arbitrator will rule what percentages Israel and Cyprus will receive,” Steinitz said. “First of all, however, we will allow companies from both sides to hold discussions in an attempt to reach understandings. If this does not happen, there will be an arbitrator within a few months.”Lakkotrypis said the two sides had been engaged in talks for a quite some time on joint exploitation in general and on the Aphrodite matter in particular, and whether it extended into Israeli territory.He added that one of the serious disagreements was also the quantity potentially spilling over. The companies that drilled at Yishai had issued an announcement at the Tel-Aviv stock exchange saying the quantities found had been negligible, the minister said.The owners of Yishai had asked Israel’s government to take steps to safeguard the country’s rights in Aphrodite after official statements that Cyprus was preparing to sell the Aphrodite gas to Egypt.The chairman of Israel Opportunity, one of the partners in Yishai, suggested that allowing the deal to go ahead without taking their interests into account would be a dangerous precedent that could affect other reservoirs in the region.Israeli Ambassador to Nicosia Sammy Revel said the two countries have a “very good, very transparent, very direct contact” on the issue of the Aphrodite field.Speaking after a meeting with presidential commissioner Fotis Fotiou, the ambassador said the two countries will find a way to work together to bring the project forward and make the most of the reserve in the region.“We have to recognise that we have very important natural gas reserves here in the Eastern Mediterranean and we have to work together to explore this huge opportunity which is very important for our economies,” he added. You May LikeThe Photo StickHow To Backup All Your Old Photos In SecondsThe Photo StickUndoEldelperiodico.com5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Crab SticksEldelperiodico.comUndoCampusPlus50 The Top Colleges State by State – U.S.CampusPlusUndo Protest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoIran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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