Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Feb 2015 – There will be a 20% reduction in the student population of Clement Howell High with the completion of phase one of the Long Bay High, as it is being called already by the Minister of Education and Deputy Premier, Akierra Missick. It was a thrilling moment for the Minister and her team yesterday as a long touted dream for her constituency and her ministry saw its beginnings. “A bridge from a dream illustrated years ago in a newspaper advert that had been placed by my predecessor of this constituency, Galmo ‘Gilley’ Williams. The advert envisioned a new school, in a new area, with a new vision to uphold an old ideal; the ideal of more and better education for all. The ideal of keeping hope alive and keeping the dreams of the next generation, always within their reach.”Ground was broken and soil is now turned as a vacant space off Long Bay Hills road is to be transformed, in a phased approach, to eventually become a full secondary school. Eight classrooms, an administrative block, toilet facilities and 150-180 first formers will be first; we spoke to the Director of Education, Edgar Howell. “Well, where we standing, if you look towards the east we will be looking directly at the Administrative Building and then when you go through the entrance, to the classrooms. We’re talking in this initial phase about a facility that will house the first form students only, the intention is for this to develop into a full high school.”The Premier, was also on hand for the ceremony held on the site and said he would like to see the work move at a pace to surpass the current timeline.“When this project was initially conceptualized, we were looking to do it in about three phases, but I am sure with the action of the Government and the Honorable Deputy Premier here, we’re gonna try to do this in two phases… so we hope that by the end of 2016 this project will be completed.”Also turning soil, was shadow cabinet minister for Education and Deputy House Speaker, the Hon Josephine Connolly and sixth grade students of Enid Capron and Oseta Jolly Primary schools.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 6, 2017 – Nassau – Sarkis Izmirilian still wants to buy Baha Mar and said the offer government currently entertains is not better than his; Izmirilian in a statement issued Sunday criticized the staggered approach to opening the resort spread beginning from April and well into next year. Izmirilian says Bahamians deserve better and as the original developer, BMD Holdings Ltd is that better.Pointing to the tangle which led to delays and lawsuits and court battles and the re-sale of the billion dollar Baha Mar project, Izmirilian said it was the interference of The Bahamas Government which forced the liquidation. He put the cost of that liquidation, loss of revenue and hit to jobs as over $4 billion.BMD Holdings he said made a substantial offer to buy Baha Mar at a price in excess of the current undisclosed bid, and the offer was made with the understanding that BMD would drop all legal proceedings against The Bahamas government if their proposal to buy was accepted.The Bahamas Government through the Attorney General reportedly responded to this account with, first the Chinese EXIM Bank would firstly have to accept it. The current buyer’s offer happened in December, but the details remain undisclosed.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo read more
Posted: January 24, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office recently announced a new initiative to deliver human trafficking education, prevention and awareness training into every public school in San Diego County.The multi-million dollar project comes during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.FBI data shows San Diego ranks as one of the top 13 worst regions for human trafficking.San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the initiative. San Diego County District Attorney’s Office Trafficking Prevention Collective KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, January 24, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter read more
Scott Dadich reportedly has resigned as creative director at Wired to instead focus his efforts as Condé Nast’s executive director of digital magazine development.Vance Publishing named Tim L. Tobeck vice president and publishing director of the protein division. Most recently, Tobeck served as senior vice president and group publisher at Energy Central, a privately-owned b-to-b media company serving the utilities market. RDA Holding Co., the parent company of the Reader’s Digest Association, has appointed Fredric G. Reynolds as chairman of its board of directors, replacing Norman Matthews, who is retiring. Reynolds, who served as executive vice president and CFO at CBS Corp. from 1997 to 2009, has been a member of RDA’s board of directors since February.Kenneth Fuchs was promoted to vice president of emerging platforms business development at Time Inc., and will be responsible for development of distribution arrangements for emerging digital platforms, including tablets. The position will be folded under consumer marketing’s new Digital Marketing and Business Development group. Previously, Fuchs served as vice president and general manager of the Sports Illustrated Digital Group.Rolling Stone publisher Wenner Media named Mike Porche director of retail marketing and sales. Most recently, Porche served as president and CEO of American Media Inc.’s in-store magazine merchandising and distribution unit Distribution Services Inc. Porche, who has been with DSI for more than 25 years, will remain there through the end of the year.Firebrand Media, a Laguna, California-based newspaper and magazine publisher, appointed Christopher Schulz group publisher of its magazine division, which includes Newport Beach Magazine, Laguna Beach Magazine and Bespoke Magazine. Schulz most recently served as president and group publisher of Gulfshore Media/CurtCo.SourceMedia promoted John DelMauro to the newly-created position of senior vice president of conferences. Previously, DelMauro served as vice president and group publisher of SourceMedia’s banking group. read more
Twitter Standards such as “Lover Come Back to Me” and “Stardust” share this showcase with first recordings including “Black Pearls” and “Nakatini Serenade.” The tracks were remastered from the original Rudy Van Gelder recordings and the new set is produced by Nick Phillips. Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 3, 2018 – 2:33 pm For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ Email ‘Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings’ Presents An Epic Year In Jazz On Vinyl The lyricism of his sax on “Lush Life” began Coltrane’s great 1958Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 1, 2019 – 1:41 pm Over 60 years ago, in 1958 jazz saxophonist John Coltrane’s first of 37 recordings made for Prestige Recordings was “Lush Life,” the title track of the album released in 1961 that has been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. On March 29 Craft Recordings will release Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings. “Lush Life” is just the first of these sessions that chronicle Coltrane’s early peak year before his mature flourishing.The eight-LP vinyl set presents all of 1958’s Prestige sessions chronologically and is accompanied by 40 pages of richly illustrated and extensive notes by Ashley Kahn, winner of Best Album Notes at the 57th GRAMMY Awards for Coltrane’s Offering: Live at Temple University. Packaged with hip retro style, the title is sure to be a target of collectors when Record Store Day 2019 arrives on April 13. The set will also be available on five CDs. News John Coltrane’s 1958 Jazz Sax Sessions Vinyl Set coltrane-58-prestige-recordings-presents-epic-year-jazz-vinyl Coltrane’s mature heights were still to come in the 60s. In 1958, he was only beginning to command his own power and style. Gaining wider recognition that year, his bebop lyricism was shockingly radical. The Prestige tracks have never been assembled together completely like this, enabling fans and newcomers alike to engage in jazz time travel to an excellent destination. John Coltrane Lost 1963 Session To Be Released SoonRead more https://twitter.com/JohnColtrane/status/1090300519258574849 read more
WILMINGTON, MA — For the fifth consecutive year, Wilmington firefighters will be shaving their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 1pm to 4pm, at Tremezzo Ristorante (2 Lowell Street).Members of Wilmington Firefighters Local 1370 are holding the “Brave A Shave” event to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity which funds research to find cures for childhood cancers.Wilmington residents are invited to make online donations HERE. Residents are also encouraged to come on down to Tremezzo during the event and get their own heads shaved.For more information about the event and how you can help, contact organizer Eric Siegel at ericrsiegel[at]gmail.com or 978-436-1190. Siegel is a Wilmington firefighter and childhood cancer survivor.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… RelatedCEILI STRONG: Music Bingo Fundraiser In Memory Of Ceili Kinneen Set For Tremezzo On October 24In “Community”Wilmington Firefighters To Shave Their Heads To Honor 3 Local Child Cancer Survivors & Raise Funds For ResearchIn “Community”WILMINGTON GIVES: Wilmington Firefighters To Shave Heads For Childhood Cancer On June 11In “Community” read more
WILMINGTON, MA — The Friday, July 27, 4:30pm deadline has come and gone. Wilmington Apple has learned that three residents have submitted letters of interest to the Town Manager’s Office, asking to be considered for the School Committee seat recently vacated by Peggy Kane.The three candidates are:Jesse FennellyJo NewhouseScott TrachJesse Fennelly was the runner-up in April’s School Committee election. Fennelly (926 votes) finished third in a three-person race for two seats, behind incumbent MJ Byrnes (1,675 votes) and newcomer David Ragsdale (1,325). Fennelly ran a positive campaign, with an overall message of “ensuring that all the children in this school district have the chance to get the best, most well-rounded education possible,” while promising to “act as a voice for the parents and students in our community.” Readers can refresh their memories on Jesse’s campaign HERE.Jo Newhouse has been heavily involved in Wilmington Public Schools since 2011.She has been very active at the schools her two sons attend.“I have volunteered regularly at the Wildwood (2011-2015), Woburn Street (2013-2018), and North Intermediate (2016 to current) to assist wherever needed,” Newhouse told Wilmington Apple. “Whether it be in the library, in my children’s classes, in class lunches, at field days or on field trips.”Newhouse served as Co-Chair of the Wildwood PAC for three years. She was also a member of the Wildwood/Boutwell School Advisory Council. She currently serves as the Enrichment Coordinator for the Northside PAC. She has organized and run the Book Fair at the North Intermediate for the past two years. She also organized the annual teacher luncheons at the Wildwood, Woburn Street, and North Intermediate. She currently serves as the parent representative on the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS) team at the North Intermediate.Newhouse has also been very active at the district level as well, most notably as Co-Chair of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) for the past three years.“As a SEPAC board member, some of the things I have done include working closely with parents, staff and administration on a whole host of important issues; attending numerous school open houses; organizing and running many workshops; holding monthly business meetings addressing many topics that affect the district; participating in the District Coordinated Program Review this past Spring; participating in the district’s Behavior Health Fairs, and helping make monthly support group meetings available for guardians with special needs students,” said Newhouse.In addition to her six years as a member of the SEPAC, Newhouse currently serves on the district’s Homework Policy Committee. She was previously a member of the district’s Bullying Committee and the District Advisory Committee. Newhouse has also served on multiple interview committees to evaluate and vet candidates for both teaching and administrative positions with the school system.“Serving on the School Committee is something I’ve thought about for a while, but wanted to see through a few transitions on the SEPAC,” added Newhouse. “I’m now ready to take my involvement and volunteerism in the school system to the next level.Scott Trach, who submitted his letter just prior to the deadline, serves as the Associate Dean of Student Advising and Success at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Berklee and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine. He taught music in several school districts in Maine for more than 15 years, before joining Berklee.Each of the three candidates are married. Each have two school-aged children.Wilmington Apple hopes to interview all three candidates in the coming week.The Wilmington Board of Selectmen and the Wilmington School Committee will hold a joint meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7pm to fill the vacancy. The “winning” candidate needs a simple majority — affirmative votes from at least six of the eleven officials — to secure the appointment.The selected candidate will fill the remaining eight months on Peggy Kane’s unexpired term and will be up for (re)election in April 2019.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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSpecial Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”A VOTER’S GUIDE To The Wilmington School Committee RaceIn “Government”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education” read more
India is a country of enormous talent. Many get the floor, and many don’t. NOFILTR Management is a company which is promoting the fresh talent of India on a global level with leading singers and artists around the globe.Naief Memon & Hardik Zaveri runs a company called NOFILTR Management. Naief, as we know, is a young Entrepreneur who is known for his work. His venture NOFILTR Management is mainly for the young talent of India. Naief Memon feels India is blessed with loads of talent what they require is the platform, So Naief and his friend decided to create a stage for all where they can support young artists on a more significant level with A grade superstars of other countries.Recently they launched almost famous by collaborating with Soulja Boy for the song “Break Out”. Soulja Boy is known for his major hits like “Crank That” & “Kiss me though the Phone” this song ended up with millions of views over Apple Music, Youtube, Spotify, Gaana, Wynk Music, Times Music, Saavn and many other platforms.By looking at the Instagram account of Almost Famous and who they follow it seems to be they may be about to release a significant song with The Chainsmokers as they are the only other artist beside Soulja that they follow.Naief Memon and Hardik Zaveri were recently seen alongside “Cardi B & the Migos” in Miami and rumours suggest that they are working on bringing them down for a significant international Hip Hop Music festival in India and also doing a collaborating with young Indian artist.Anything is possible for Naief Memon because this lad is a star. He regularly goes out with lots of B-town’s top stars, Producers and Industrialists, and many of them are his family friends, these things are every day for Naief Memon.He is also seen out at parting with B-town celebrities and their kids. He is also a regular at All-Star FC practices and matches every Sunday and seen Playing Football alongside the likes of Dhoni, Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachhan.Naief Memon is distinct kind of Entrepreneur who wants to do something besides business, he wants to promote fresh talents and wants to see Indian artists on Global level, and if this happens, Naief would be the happiest person on Earth.We need young Entrepreneurs like Naief Memon who understands the social responsibilities with their business and it’s great to see how platforms help young talent of India.IBT does not endorse any of the above content. read more
Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman speaking at a programme to celebrate 20th anniversary of the daily at CA Bhaban auditorium on Sunday. Photo: Prothom AloProthom Alo will continue along its journey with good journalism and will strive to change society for the better. Employees of the daily reiterated this commitment on its 20th founding anniversary on Sunday. The daily celebrated its anniversary at the CA Bhaban auditorium in Karwan Bazar. The programme was attended by Prothom Alo employees of the Dhaka office. The event started with Somnur Monir Konal signing a patriotic song, followed by the screening of a documentary made by Redoan Rony on the teachers and students of ‘Alor Pathshala’, a school built by Prothom Alo Trust in a ‘char’ of the river Padma in Rajshahi. In his speech, Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman highlighted various social endeavours carried out by the daily since 1998. “Prothom Alo has been working relentlessly to bring about positive change in society and individuals. We dream of seeing a new Bangladesh led by youth. We want Bangladesh’s victory in every sector, and good journalism can do it,” he said. The daily has contributed to bring about many positive changes in society by publishing success stories of the people, he added. Managing editor Sajjad Sharif stressed the need to adhere to values of good journalism, people-oriented activities, change making and the creativity on which Prothom Alo was established. Media Star’s members of the board of directors Rokia Afzal Rahman, Arshad Waliur Rahman and Atikur Rahman along with Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman. Photo: Prothom AloAssociate editors Anisul Haque and Abdul Quayum, general manager (advertisement) Rashidur Rahman, and sports editor Utpal Shuvro reminisced about their journey with Prothom Alo. General manager of circulation department ABM Zakaria, deputy editor Lazzat Enab Mohsi, senior reporter Sheikh Sabiha Alam, senior sub-editor Tapati Barman and staff reporter Ahmed Deepto shared their experience with Prothom Alo. Ahmed Deepto, who was brutally attacked by some youth while covering recent road safety movement, thanked Prothom Alo for standing by him and said “a journalist shouldn’t be intimidated to speak the truth no matter how much difficulties he faces.” Conducted by feature editor Sumana Sharmin, members of Media Star’s board of directors Rokia Afzal Rahman, Arshad Waliur Rahman and Atikur Rahman were also present at the programme.Rokia Afzal Rahman, also a former caretaker government advisor, said the journalists of Prothom Alo should continue to work with utmost integrity and honesty no matter how much pressure they face. Prothom Alo also awarded its employees recognizing their works throughout the year. Staff reporter Ahmed Zayeef got best emerging reporter award, Nusrat Nowrin of Prothom Alo English and Md Saifullah of feature department received best newcomer award, senior reporter Anowar Hossain received best reporter award. Consultant Qurratul Ain Tahmina and team (Md Asaduzzaman, Pranab Bhoumik, Golam Mortuza and Nasrin Akhter) received award for special report on women and children harassment, senior reporter Morshed Noman was awarded for best report. Awardees pose for photographs. Photo: Prothom Alo.Chattogram office’s staff photographer Sourav Das got best photographer award, joint editor of editorial department Md Mizanur Rahman Khan received award for taking most discussed photograph, and Md Rana Abbas received ‘Somoyer Sangbadik’ award. ‘Bodoler Shohojogi’ award went to arts and graphics department’s chief art director Ashok Karmakar and senior sub-editor Md Abul Hasnat.Md Raziul Hasan and Md Fazlul Kabir received best sub-editor awards. Jhenidah correspondent Azad Rahman received best correspondent award and Shamimul Hasan Chowdhury of advertisement and circulation department got business award. Senior reporter Mostak Ahmed, event and activation department’s Shah Poran Tushar, senior editorial assistant Gouranga Chandra Das received ‘Ononya Sohojogi’ awards. Sports department and development and maintenance department got best team awards.Kishor Alo received a special award. Best Bondhusova award was received by Khulna and Bhairab Bondusava. Overseas edition’s editor and also head of Prothom Alo online, Selim Khan, received ‘Bebosthaponay Ononnya’ award. Different organisations such as Banglavision, IPDC, Group M Webmaker, FCB Bitopi, Grow and Excel, Rang Bangladesh, Bikroy.com, Concito PR, ABC radio, Deepto TV, Pran RFL, Oppo, Nogod, Forethought PR, Sonargaon University, Mercantile Bank Limited, Symphony Mobile, The Westin Dhaka, Premier Bank Limited, Bondhusava, Walton, Extra PR, NCC Bank, Bangladesh Janasangjog Samity, National Bank Limited, Prochito, Bkash, Huawei, Banglalink, Hotel Zakaria International, Farmers Bank Limited, Nagorik TV, NRBC Bank, Bonik Barta, Annex Communications, and Islami Andolon Bangladesh congratulated the newspaper on its anniversary. read more
Twelve people have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack in northern Mozambique, with thousands of villagers fleeing into neighbouring Tanzania, police sources said Sunday.Hardline Islamists have launched several attacks in the majority -Muslim province during the last year, stoking unrest just as Maputo pushes ahead with oil and gas development in the region.Early Friday, “there was an attack in Nangade district, where there are no security patrols. The attackers killed 12 people, mostly women and children,” a police source in Cabo Delgado province, who asked not to be named, told AFP.The attack took place in the village of Chicuaia Velha, just a few kilometres (miles) from Tanzania, forcing several thousand people to seek safety cross the border, police said.A local journalist said the villagers were hacked to death with machetes or died after the attackers torched their homes.”The district of Nangade is far from the sea where the police have focussed their efforts, which allowed the assailants to enter and attack and then retreat,” another police source said.”They use guerrilla tactics and attack several points simultaneously. It’s hard to control the situation,” he said.It was the third such incident in the last month in Cabo Delgado, leaving a total of 20 dead.Analysts say the nascent insurgency staged its first attack in October 2017 year hitting a police station and military outpost in the northern town of Mocimboa da Praia, killing two officers.- ‘Strong local dimension’ -Originally known as Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama — Arabic for “followers of the prophet” — the group is commonly referred to by locals and officials as “Al-Shabaab,” although it has no known link to the Somali jihadist group of the same name.Its links to other West Africa militant groups such as Boko Haram in northern Nigeria are also unclear.”The current insurrection is a small affair, literally barefoot, with a very strong local dimension,” said Eric Morier-Genoud, a specialist in Mozambique at Queen’s University Belfast.It is believed to have formed in Cabo Delgado in around 2014 when its leaders called on followers to adhere to a more extreme form of Islam.Experts believe the militants — most of whom are members of the Kimwani ethnic group — are also motivated by grievances over perceived discrimination in favour of the Makonde people, the tribe of president Filipe Nyusi.Over the last year, the insurgency has claimed more than 50 lives in gun, grenade and knife assaults.The authorities have already prosecuted more than 200 suspects, including some Tanzanians and Somalis, and shut down several mosques as part of a crackdown.The violence has shaken government plans for Cabo Delgado, a coastal province in the far north that will be a base for development since natural gas reserves were discovered.US oil and gas giant Anadarko earlier this year temporarily evacuated workers from the area and halted operations after the US embassy in Maputo issued an alert warning of imminent attacks.The government has been using the potential energy bonanza from estimated reserves of 180 trillion cubic feet (5.1 trillion cubic metres) of gas off the northeastern shores to predict strong future growth for the former Portuguese colony. read more
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:05 On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: A major ruling from the Supreme Court is a big win for sports gamblers — in other states. Experts say, here in Texas, there’s still a long way to go before sports betting is a reality. We learn more about the ruling.Then, a new report says Houston can’t rely on the return of oil jobs lost in the recent downturn. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik tells us what that means for the city’s economic future.Also this hour: We continue our 4th annual State of Houston series with an update on the state of traffic and transportation in Houston from News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter. We learn about a summit addressing sexual harassment. And Houston writer Katherine Center talks about her new novel How To Walk Away.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share X Listen read more
Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: An expert on space exploration told Houston Matters Thursday that, after the failed space launch of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, one of the main questions is whether the incident will impact the work at the International Space Station (ISS).Eric Berger, senior space editor at Ars Technica, said that, to survive in the long term, the ISS needs people on board. Currently, there is an American astronaut, a German astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut on the space station and they were due to come back in mid-December “and now the question,” Berger noted, “is will there be a crew up there in time to replace them.”Ars TechnicaEric BergerThe expert added that NASA seems to be relying on Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, to solve the problem with the Soyuz spacecraft “fairly quickly,” but it’s possible that the time the current crew will spend at the ISS could be extended for a few weeks.Berger underscored the importance of the ISS by saying that it is “what the astronauts fly to, it’s the reason we have a human space flight, you know, core here in Houston today and, so, the future of that program is very important to this region.”The expert also pointed out that NASA is entirely relying on the Soyuz spacecraft “until the commercial crew partners, that’s Space X and Boeing, come online and hopefully that happens about a year from now.”Berger explained that the Russian Space Agency will create an independent commission to study the failed launch. “They’ll try to find pieces of the rocket, which should have fallen back to Earth and then they’ll look at the telemetry data from the space flight, talk to the astronaut and cosmonaut that were on board, and try to ascertain exactly what happened and to determine it will be to address that problem going forward.” 00:00 /08:24 X Share read more
By The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Maryland are investigating a fatal stabbing.A Baltimore Police news release says officers were dispatched to a home around 4 a.m. northeast of the heart of the city.There they found a 54-year-old man with stab wounds. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. His name wasn’t immediately released.Homicide detectives are now probing what happened and seeking the public’s help.
When an epidemic strikes in a remote location, medical personnel need to take blood samples to see who is infected and who is not—that is just one situation where blood samples are taken from people in remote locations and transported to a sometimes distant lab. But, blood samples taken in remote locations are notoriously difficult to preserve in useful ways—left alone proteins in blood may be consumed by enzymes in the blood or be deformed by heat. Where it is possible, such samples are refrigerated while being transported to a lab for testing. In places where cooling is not possible, one preservation technique that has been developed is to place droplets on a small sheet of cardboard and allow them to air dry. But this technique suffers from a small sample size and damage due to heat and/or humidity. In this new effort, the researchers describe a new approach they have developed using silk.In a prior effort, some of the team members developed a silk powder and a silk solution for use in various applications. They found that when they mixed the powder with a blood sample and then allowed the result to air dry, that the blood remained stable, even when exposed to temperatures as high as 37 °C. Furthermore, all that was needed to make the preserved blood samples testable, was dipping them in water—almost all of the important proteins required for testing remained viable. They report that the technique proved to be more reliable than either normal drying or freezing.The researchers acknowledge that thus far the idea is still in its infancy—testing has been done under ideal, controllable conditions. It still is not clear how well the samples would fare when exposed to real world conditions, such as a hot arid desert where there is a lot of dust or a muggy rain forest, and perhaps most importantly, when there may be long time delays. But the team plans to continue testing and if all goes well, to eventually mass produce their product for use in places where it is needed most. © 2016 Phys.org Explore further Encapsulating blood samples in silk protein extracted from silk worm cocoons protected biomarkers effectively even at high temperatures. Credit: Tufts Silk Lab Cellphone-sized device quickly detects the Ebola virus More information: Jonathan A. Kluge et al. Silk-based blood stabilization for diagnostics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1602493113AbstractAdvanced personalized medical diagnostics depend on the availability of high-quality biological samples. These are typically biofluids, such as blood, saliva, or urine; and their collection and storage is critical to obtain reliable results. Without proper temperature regulation, protein biomarkers in particular can degrade rapidly in blood samples, an effect that ultimately compromises the quality and reliability of laboratory tests. Here, we present the use of silk fibroin as a solid matrix to encapsulate blood analytes, protecting them from thermally induced damage that could be encountered during nonrefrigerated transportation or freeze–thaw cycles. Blood samples are recovered by simple dissolution of the silk matrix in water. This process is demonstrated to be compatible with a number of immunoassays and provides enhanced sample preservation in comparison with traditional air-drying paper approaches. Additional processing can remediate interactions with conformational structures of the silk protein to further enhance blood stabilization and recovery. This approach can provide expanded utility for remote collection of blood and other biospecimens empowering new modalities of temperature-independent remote diagnostics.Press release (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Tufts University has developed a new way to store blood samples taken at remote locations—using a silk protein to stabilize blood samples without the need for cooling. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes the silk protein, how it is used to preserve blood samples and how the results can be recovered via dissolution in water when ready for testing. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Citation: Silk protein used to air-dry blood samples for remote testing (2016, May 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-silk-protein-air-dry-blood-samples.html 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. read more
This story comes a long way. From a Bangla band, not unlike so many in Kolkata in the 1990s, to a full-fledged album in 2014. The journey is a long one and obviously not an easy one, especially when it spans two continents and tries something very new. Shikawr (roots in Bengali) is a cumulated effort from musicians across two continents, coordinating through Whatsapp, Skype and Facebook! Shikawr is well-known singer Sahana Bajpaie’s first contemporary album. Sahana is better known for her work with Rabindrasangeet, Baul and folk songs. Also Read – CBI examines former ISRO chief Radhakrishnan‘Like most university-going lads back in late 90s growing up in Kolkata, I had a Bangla rock band – where I used to write the lyrics and strum guitars. Come 1999 I left Jadavpur University, left the city and started living a nomads life across continents and that was pretty much the end of doing any music,’ says Saptarshi Routh, the man behind the lyrics and the music for Shikawr. Between 1999 and 2014, Saptarshi lived across three continents, hardly ever touched the guitar, as he says. Also Read – Centre to procure pulses directly from farmers starting NovemberHe however, did the ‘B-School thing’ at Oxford, climbed the stairs that people usually climb, ending up as a director and European Practice lead at one of the world’s most respected research and advisory firm, Gartner. So perhaps the no-touching-the-guitar was not a bad thing! But well, that space of having done it all needed something more. Musicians are musicians at the end of the day! After realising, thanks to a friend, that he had pretty much done all that he wanted to and didn’t know what he wanted to do next, Saptarshi took a step backwards to his Bangla band days and started writing lyrics in Bengali. The journey, left behind after college, restarted for Saptarshi. ‘And then realising I have no one to go to, no band to form, I started composing. First time in my life (and I don’t have any formal music background, I was just a self taught and very average guitarist). Scary, I know. Even more scary was to approach Sahana, who has a pretty decent fan following, to ask her to sing – and I was one of the fans,’ Saptarshi says. Sahana agreed and clearly there was no looking back! Saptarshi feels that the singer agreed to join ‘forces’ because they shared some common perspectives – like loving and hating the city they left behind in equal measures and then some. All of these come to life through the lyrics Saptarshi penned. The next step was collaborating with Samantak, a very talented musician and singer from Kolkata who did the music arrangement and direction for Shikawr. ‘We agreed to do something unusual, that is to design the soundscape fully in the acoustic mode with no programming whatsoever. Using a host of relatively unconventional instruments like the cello, rabab, esraaj, accordion, harmonica et al. – giving it a distinct non-band like feel,’ says Saptarshi. ‘The whole project was designed and executed across two continents – London and Kolkata (Sahana and me in London, Samantak and my other singer, Gorki in Kolkata) so most songs took full shape over Skype/Whatsapp/Facebook and long distance phone calls. It was fun!’ Saptarshi adds. Now the finished product has hit the stands. And we for one cannot wait to find out how it all adds up for music lovers and critics. Even if you aren’t Bengali – find these guys and give them a listen. We have heard a bit and we assure you – you won’t regret it. read more