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  • Leo Messis Son Turns One And Celebrates With UNICEF

    first_imgUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Leo Messi today invited his friends and fans around the world to join in celebrating the birthday of his son Thiago, who will be one year old on Saturday, 2 November.“Last November I received the best gift ever: the birth of Thiago. For his first birthday, help me to help all boys and girls have equal opportunities to live, grow and develop,” said Messi in his call to action. “Thanks for joining and participating.”UNICEF has created a web application called Leo Messi and Thiago celebrate life, which will be available until November 4. Through this application, everyone can join Leo’s commitment to help children of the world grow up with the same kind of opportunities.Messi said seeing his child grow has increased his commitment to helping to ensure that all children have access to adequate food, immunization against diseases, clean water, and quality education.The Argentina national football (soccer) team captain and FC Barcelona star believes that the best gift you can give to your child is helping to spread the message about the challenges millions of children face just to reach their first birthday.The goal of the “Leo and Thiago celebrate life” campaign is to raise awareness about the importance of giving all children equal opportunities to survive, with a particular emphasis on equity – to put the most disadvantaged children first.Although infant mortality has fallen dramatically in the last decades, from 12 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012, currently 18,000 children under 5 still die each day for reasons that are largely treatable and preventable.Visitors to www.unicef.org/messithiago can get information about the initiative and become UNICEF champions, sharing the link with as many friends as possible through social networks.Those who spread the most messages can win a pair of cleats used and autographed by Messi himself as well as a signed shirt.last_img read more

  • Happiness pointers from Finland

    first_imgDalai Lama XIV once said, “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”Maybe that is what United Nations realised and took an initiative in 2013 to celebrate International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise importance of happiness in the lives of people. Celebrated on March 20 every year, this year’s theme – ‘happier together’ will focus on what each country has in common, rather than what divides us. Among the world’s happiest countries, Finland ranks number one. So, to talk about what makes Finland one of its kind, and of course the happiest place in the world, ‘Visit Finland’ – an organisation which promotes Finalnd tourism recently organised a conference in the Capital in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainEvent witnessed the presence of several eminent personalities such as Nina Vaskunlahti, Ambassador of Finland; Dr Jukka Holappa, Commercial Counsellor India; Sari Hey, Head of PR and Media – Asia and Australia, Visit Finland, and Sara Sodhi Juneja, Country Head – India, Visit Finland. It highlighted Finland as a location in the crossroads of West and East that provides a great opportunity for travellers to experience Finland. Putting her views forward, Nina Vaskunlahti, Ambassador of Finland said that the country has reinvented itself in just one short century – from a largely agrarian society to a high tech country. Also, its national character and heritage have boosted the country’s position, thereby placing it at the top of country rankings –from the quality of life to clean air. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”We are very excited to be here in India and we look forward to welcoming more tourists and travel industry professionals to visit Finland to experience the country themselves,” she added. Not to forget that besides 40 national parks, 188,000 lakes and over two million saunas, the world happiest country also offers some of the world’s unique experiences of staying in glass igloos and snow hotels, suitable space to enjoy nature activities such as berry picking, and the beautiful sight of ‘Fortress of Suomenlinna’ – which is one among the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. Highlighting how India contributed in the ever increasing tourism market of Finland, Sara Sodhi Juneja, Country Head – India, Visit Finland stated, “Finland received a very warm welcome in the Indian market with the arrivals from India to Finland growing by 15% in 2018. We are focusing on developing Finland as an all year destination for Indians with the four unique seasons.” With the idea of sharing happiness, the country looks forward to the increasing tourists, and hopes that every person in this world becomes happy. World Happiness Report suggests that happiness is subjective. You can create it and share it with your loved ones. Researchers who study the science of happiness have rightly said that the key ingredients for happiness include a positive mental state, healthy body, and strong social connections. So, take the first step this happiness day and spread smiles.last_img read more

  • Landmark Angola donor conference to help reintegrate former refugees

    Angola’s Government will for the first time put a top priority on reintegrating hundreds of thousands of former refugees who have returned home since 2002, at a United Nations backed donor conference on Monday, adding another chapter to ending almost 30 years of conflict in the impoverished African country.The one-day meeting, to be held in the capital Luanda, will focus on the Sustainable Reintegration Initiative, under which the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has assisted a wide range of projects in the areas to which refugees have returned, including building women’s centres and rehabilitating schools.“This the first time the Angolan government has declared the reintegration of returnees in their home areas is a formal goal. The government has told donors, who will be at the meeting, that it also wants them to focus on the needs in return areas – most of them poor and isolated regions – in their own assistance plans,” UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told reporters in Geneva.She said that the meeting will include eight key ministries of the government, vice-governors of the four provinces of concern and representatives of 20 governments, including all key donor nations. It will also include all UN agencies, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and representatives of major oil companies operating in Angola.“UNHCR has led the way in this process, playing a catalytic role in ensuring that the reintegration needs of returning Angolans are met,” Ms. Pagonis said, adding that UNCHR is providing some $10 million to support the programme this year although it wants to encourage the involvement of the Angolan government and other aid or humanitarian agencies in improving conditions in the areas of return.“Assistance will continue next year but, as UNHCR is not a development agency, the goal is to ensure that the projects become sustainable through the participation of other bodies as the role of the UN refugee agency declines,” she said.Following 27 years of war, the needs in Angola are extreme. When the peace agreement was signed, there were an estimated 457,000 Angolans living as refugees outside the borders, mainly in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then more than 360,000 are estimated to have come home, including 123,000 brought by UNHCR, 89,000 who came on their own but received UNHCR assistance on arrival and a further 149,000 who repatriated without any UN help. read more

  • Van registrations decline in May following period of very strong demand

    Download the press release and data table for May 2017.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Light commercial vehicle registrations fall -5.3% in May, as market rebalances following two years of exceptional demand.Pickups demand continues to grow – up 26.2% – but all other segments decline.Year-to-date van registrations down -5.0%, but market remains at a high level.SEE THE LATEST LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRANDThe light commercial vehicle market (LCV) declined in May following a period of exceptionally strong demand, according to figures released by SMMT. 26,982 new vans hit British roads in May, representing a fall of -5.3%.Demand for pickups continued its upward trend, with registrations increasing 26.2% compared with the same month last year. However, the medium and large van segments experienced a decline, with registrations of vans weighing 2.0-2.5 tonnes down -2.1%, while vans weighing 2.5-3.5 tonnes fell -10.1%. The under 2.0 tonne segment, meanwhile, remained steady, with an -0.8% decline representing just 20 fewer small van registrations than May 2016.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,LCV registrations have experienced a period of stellar growth in recent years, so this decline was expected as the market stabilises. To put this performance into context, overall demand remains strong with year-to-date registrations up 51.2% compared with the same period five years ago, and we expect demand to remain stable at similar levels throughout the year. read more

  • AVC les facteurs génétiques passés au crible

    first_imgAVC : les facteurs génétiques passés au cribleFrance – Les chercheurs du CHU de Nantes ont décidé de lancer un protocole de recherche visant à identifier les marqueurs génétiques à l’origine de l’apparition des accidents vasculaires cérébraux (AVC).Les spécialistes connaissent les facteurs de risque de ces anévrismes (tabac, hypertension artérielle) mais les raisons de leur apparition restent encore inconnues à ce jour. Les équipes du centre hospitalier nantais vont donc désormais essayer, grâce à des recherches biologiques, de cibler les facteurs génétiques qui pourraient augmenter les risques de développement d’un anévrisme chez un patient. “Depuis 2000, nos services suivent une population de 1.500 patients qui vont être contactés. L’objectif, c’est de leur proposer, ainsi qu’à leur famille, une prise de sang pour tenter d’identifier des marqueurs génétiques”, a expliqué le neurologue Benoît Guilllon au journal Ouest-France. Depuis 20 ans, les médecins de ce centre hospitalier traitent de façon préventive les anévrismes non rompus par voie endovasculaire, une technique chirurgicale qui consiste à combler l’anévrisme par des microspires métalliques. Désormais, leur objectif est de faire évoluer cette prévention afin de réduire la survenue des accidents vasculaires cérébraux, troisième cause de mortalité dans les pays industrialisés.Le 10 mai 2010 à 11:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

  • Soy Growers Continue Urging Support for Food for Peace McGovernDole School Feeding

    first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) signed onto a letter that was sent this week to the Senate Appropriation Agriculture Subcommittee urging them to maintain at least FY2016 funding levels for Food for Peace and the McGovern-Dole School Feeding Program for FY2018.Food for Peace serves as the first line of defense against food security emergencies caused by ongoing conflict, weather related conflicts and economic instability around the world. During an emergency, U.S.-sourced commodities serve as a core component of humanitarian relief, and where appropriate, other forms of flexible food assistance are utilized.The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program provides millions of children access to education, and thus increases the likelihood of attending school and retaining information, by serving a meal—often the only meal those children will receive that day—every school day.Last week, ASA urged the House appropriations committee to maintain funding for the programs.For more background on these programs and their importance to agriculture, visit Pod Policy.Click here to read the entire letter.last_img read more

  • 2 OK after small plane makes crash landing in Flagler Beach

    first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida mother is speaking out, one day after her son was forced to crash-land a small plane on a Florida highway, Sunday night.Zorana Locki closely held a framed picture of her son, 35-year-old Stevan Locki, as she spoke from her Fort Lauderdale home about the incident that placed him and passenger Brandi Lee Bishop in the path of danger near Flagler Beach.“He had engine failure or something,” said Zorana. “Everything stopped working, and he had to land.”The pilot, 35, reportedly told investigators that he had refueled at Flagler County Airport before the aircraft began to lose power mid-flight.Stevan then added he had no choice but to land on the Flagler County highway.“He landed the best he could, and I think he did a great job,” said Zorana. “He’s an excellent pilot.”According to officials and pictures from the scene, the small plane caught fire after it crash-landed. “I watched the video, and I was devastated,” said Zorana. “I thought he did not make it.”Thankfully, no one was hurt.Stevan resides in Fort Lauderdale. Bishop, a Miami resident, is Stevan’s girlfriend.“He had his guardian angel watching over him, and I’m very thankful,” said Zorana.The grateful mother said she cannot wait to hug her son. “I can’t wait to see him,” she said.Bishop later told 7News Locki proposed to her a few hours after the ordeal. She said yes.The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. last_img read more

  • BtoB Ad Revenue Falls 6 Percent in First Half

    first_imgIn estimated revenue, 17 of the 21 categories tracked reported losses for the first half. The aviation, aerospace and military category posted $187 million—the biggest revenue loss during the period, down 16.1 percent. Electronic engineering was the second largest decliner (-13.89 percent) and computing, software and telecomm was the third (-13.6 percent).The biggest gainer for the first half was the agriculture category, which posted $103, 962, 042 in estimated revenue, up 6.08 percent. B-to-B magazine revenue declined more than 6 percent and ad pages were down more than 8 percent during the first half, according to the most recent BIN numbers released by American Business Media. B-to-B trade show revenue was down 1 percent.Revenue during the month of June was down 6.59 percent over the same period last year, according to the report. Ad pages declined 9.36 percent. Twenty of the 21 b-to-b categories tracked by ABM reported declines in ad pages for the first half. The largest decliner was the movies, radio, TV and video category, which was down 13.3 percent. The sole gainer was the travel, business conventions and meetings category, which saw ad pages grow 0.65 percent.“Considering the current state of the economy, b-to-b media has held up well,” said Gordon T. Hughes II, president and CEO of American Business Media. “B-to-b media information companies continue to broaden their portfolios to satisfy market needs such as digital products, custom media and data.” Earlier this month, DeSilva + Phillips and AMR International released a white paper that said events overall had an average growth rate of 6.2 percent globally since 2003 and a growth forecast of 5.5 percent (4.2 percent in the United States) through 2011.last_img read more

  • NOW HIRING Town Of Wilmington Seeks Public Safety Dispatcher

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington is hiring a Public Safety Dispatcher. The job listing is below:Public Safety DispatcherUnit: NEPBA Local 101Reporting To: Public Safety Dispatch SupervisorWages: $772.16 per weekHours: Depending on shift assignment. Work schedule is 4 days on, 2 days off. Shifts are currently 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM, 11:00 PM to 7:00 AMLocation: Public Safety BuildingApplication Deadline: May 10, 2019DefinitionThe Public Safety Dispatcher is responsible for providing the public with the quickest possible response to requests for police and fire emergency and general services by efficiently and diligently dispatching messages to the field units. Provides aid and support to the police officers and fire fighters by ensuring that messages are clear, concise and timely. Maintains accurate and uniform documentation procedures for all dispatch activity through proper utilization of the E- 911 system and the department’s computer aided dispatch (CAD) system and is fully familiar with the procedures for all other data recording and entry responsibilities assigned to the Dispatch Center.Essential FunctionsWorking under the direction of the Dispatch Supervisor, perform the following functions:Conduct all radio transmissions according to the rules of the Federal Communications Commission and the established procedures of the Police and Fire Departments.Immediately answer all incoming calls on the E-911 Emergency Lines and all other phone lines. Obtain all necessary information from the caller. Transfer calls as needed to others in the station. If the call should be directed elsewhere assist the caller in contacting the proper agency.Dispatch all necessary personnel and equipment according to the nature and severity of the call for service and established policies, procedures and protocols. Maintain situational awareness of field units at all times.Keep personnel who have been dispatched on calls fully informed of all facts affecting the safety or efficiency of their response to the calls. Maintain constant and diligent monitoring of the system and immediately respond to all requests for assistance or service from the field units.Provide quick and efficient service to all field units and authorized personnel requesting information on warrants, missing persons, stolen motor vehicles, Board of Probation checks, administrative messages, and other items.Conduct all conversations in a manner that is courteous and businesslike, making every attempt to properly assist the caller.Utilize the computer aided dispatch system (CAD) to record all calls for service or action that requires records be kept on the CAD. Ensure all information is correct and inputted into the proper fields. Enter all incident reports into the CAD. Retrieve information from the CAD as requested or required.Acquire and maintain a thorough knowledge of the location and layout of streets, buildings, parks, housing projects, and other significant areas of the town so as to maximize accuracy and speed of dispatch.Maintain a daily log and provide reports on the daily log in accordance with department procedures.Continuously monitor the Fire Department’s alarm monitoring devices. Dispatch units to alarm calls and record incident information.Continuously monitor all security and cell cameras. Ensure that the booking camera is on when a booking is taking place, and the sally port camera is on when a prisoner is being transferred. Ensure that units are clear of exterior doors before securing doors.Maintain the Tow Book and warrant file.Notify the proper personnel of electronic equipment malfunctions or failures.Maintain a business record file of current names and phone numbers of persons to contact during an emergency. Maintain the names and phone numbers of department personnel, emergency service agencies, and support agencies or groups of respective departments.Provide customer service when customers approach the dispatch window in the Public Safety Building and assist whenever necessary.Other related duties as assigned by the Police Chief, Fire Chief, and their respective liaisons, and or Dispatcher Supervisor.Minimum QualificationsHigh School diploma or equivalent.Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.Ability to multi-task, handle stress and pressures of responding to emergency situations calmly, promptly and efficiently.Excellent verbal, written and computer skills required.Ability to pass a written and audio exam administered by the Town of Wilmington.Ability to work a four day shift, ability to be flexible in work schedule, ability to work all three available shift schedules (currently 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM, 11:00 PM – 7:00 AM), weekends, and holidays.Job EnvironmentWork is generally performed inside a building. Work environment is characteristic of an office environment, with even walking surfaces. Noise levels vary and include telephone rings, sirens, intercom calls, and office environment noises. Work is generally performed inside a secure room, with low ambient light, multiple computer screens, and blinking lights from dispatch equipment.Physical RequirementsThe work is generally of an intellectual nature. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is required to sit for prolonged periods. Frequently required use hands to finger, handle, type, and activate buttons, levers, and other hand based controls. Specific vision abilities required include close and medium distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice and communicate through human speech. This position requires the ability to operate a keyboard, computer mouse, telephone, writing tools and other office equipment.EOETo Apply:Submit resume, cover letter and completed application to:Kerry Colburn-DionAssistant Town Manager/Human Resources Director Town Manager’s OfficeTown of Wilmington121 Glen RoadWilmington, MA 01887-3597or via email at: jobs@wilmingtonma.govIf submitting by email please use “Position: Dispatcher” in the subject line. Resume, cover letter and completed application may be attached as a PDF to the email. Please note, we will not reformat or fix formatting issues if sending electronically in a file type other than PDF.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police & Fire Departments Are Hiring DispatchersIn “Government”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Safety Dispatch Position OpenIn “Business”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Police Seeking Public Safety DispatcherIn “Business”last_img read more

  • Family Friends Fondly Recall Doctor Shot While On Bike In Texas Medical

    first_img Share AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FileFILE – In this Feb. 25, 2000, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush waves as he leaves Methodist Hospital with his cardiologist, Mark Hausknecht, after a news conference in Houston. Hausknecht, who once treated former President George H.W. Bush, was fatally shot by a fellow bicyclist Friday, July 20, 2018, while riding through a Houston medical complex, and police were trying to determine if the shooting was random or a targeted act.Dr. Mark Hausknecht usually rode his bicycle to work each morning, as he lived less than 2 miles from Houston Methodist Hospital.He was following his normal routine last week when a man also riding a bike approached the Houston cardiologist from behind and shot him twice in the torso, killing the 65-year-old physician.Friends, family, and patients say they can’t imagine that anyone would want to hurt Hausknecht, who once treated former President George H.W. Bush. They say he was a humble and generous man who deeply cared about his patients, volunteered in his community and cared about the environment, often recycling cans on his daily commute.On Monday, authorities in Houston continued pursuing several leads in Friday’s shooting and searching for the unknown assailant. They released a composite sketch over the weekend that showed a man wearing glasses and a cap.They also released surveillance photos and video that appear to show the shooter riding behind Hausknecht, who was dressed in blue medical scrubs, moments before the fatal encounter.Dr. Neal Kleiman, who knew Hausknecht for more than 30 years, said Monday he remained shocked by the cardiologist’s death.“It’s like getting kicked in the gut because it’s a friend,” said Kleiman, medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.Kleiman said it’s hard to comprehend that the shooting took place in broad daylight at the Texas Medical Center, a 1,345-acre (545-hectare) complex of hospitals and medical institutions that in the morning is busy with traffic, medical professionals heading to work, people going to medical appointments and construction workers.Hausknecht’s wife, Dr. Georgia R. Hsieh, said in a statement that her husband loved Houston and to honor him, people should “work hard, be responsible, patient, tolerant and compassionate.”Hsieh also spoke of the need for gun control legislation, asking people to write, email or tweet their congressional representatives “urging sensible gun laws.”Flowers and a copy of the Bible were placed at a makeshift memorial near where Hausknecht was shot. Someone also left a handwritten poster that read: Gun Violence. Reform Gun Laws. Vote Now! Road For Change.Kleiman said Hausknecht loved to grow vegetables in his garden and was environmentally conscious, recycling everything.“He had genuine concern for things around him, including the environment,” Kleiman said.James Pierce, a 43-year-old homeless man who usually saw Hausknecht bike to work each morning but didn’t on the day of his death, said he sometimes collected aluminum cans for the cardiologist, who would take them away after work.Pierce said he didn’t know that Hausknecht was a doctor.Hausknecht treated Bush in February 2000 for an irregular heartbeat after the ex-president complained about lightheadedness while visiting Florida. But it was not something the humble Hausknecht discussed, Kleiman said.Pierce stood at an intersection near the shooting Monday, holding up a flyer with the shooting suspect sketch printed on it and showing it to passing cars.“We need to find this guy,” Pierce said, hoping someone would recognize the man in the sketch.He said Hausknecht “heals people.”“Why would somebody want to hurt him?” Pierce said.Kleiman said Hausknecht also will be remembered for the compassion and kindness that he showed his patients.“Doctors easily become condescending and snooty,” he said. “I don’t think that was ever the case with Mark. That kind of approach was just not in his personality.”Jan Case, whose husband was treated by Hausknecht in the early 2000s, still fondly recalls how the cardiologist and her husband would talk about classical music during their appointments.“He didn’t mind spending a few minutes of time to share and be a friend as well as a doctor. He was just a very kind, gentle, man,” Case said.This is surveillance video from a Metro Lift bus traveling southbound on Main. The doctor and suspect are traveling northbound on Main. No other information at this time. Call HPD Homicide or @CrimeStopHOU if you can ID the suspect. All updates will be posted here. pic.twitter.com/eNwbA4zql6— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 23, 2018Read related coverage:HPD Releases Photos And Video Of Suspect In Killing Of Renowned CardiologistVeteran Cardiologist Is Fatally Shot In Texas Medical Centerlast_img read more

  • Demolition work of Majerhat bridge crawls to halt as machine develops snag

    first_imgKolkata: The demolition work of Majerhat bridge suffered a major setback, with the jaw-cutter machine developing a technical snag on Monday afternoon. The machine was brought from Mumbai for undertaking the work of pulling down the damaged portion of the bridge. It had started operation from September 28.”The machine has developed a technical problem and we need specialised engineers for repairing it. It may take a few days in the process,” said an engineer working at the site. The work is being carried out under the supervision of the Public Works Department. Engineers from Edifice Engineering in Mumbai had bagged the contract for the demolition of the bridge that had caved in on September 4. It was decided that initially only four spans on top of the bridge will be razed that covers the railway tracks, the Chetla boat canal and the under-construction Majerhat Metro Station. A major portion of the earmarked part has already been pulled down.last_img read more

  • 35 BillionYearOld Fossils Challenge Ideas About Earths Start

    first_imgThe second came later. It began sometime between 500 and 700 million years after the solar system was born and finally tapered off around 3.8 billion years ago. That one is called the Late Heavy Bombardment, or the lunar cataclysm.As with most things in geochemistry, evidence for a world-rending blitz, an event on the hugest scales imaginable, is derived from the very, very small. Isotopes of potassium and argon in Apollo samples suggested bits of the moon suddenly melted some 500 million years after it formed. This was taken as evidence that it was blasted within an inch of its life.Zircons also provide tentative physical evidence of a late-era hellscape. Some zircons do contain “shocked” minerals, evidence for extreme heat and pressure that can be indicative of something horrendous. Many are younger than 3 billion years, but Bell found one zircon suggesting rapid, extreme heating around 3.9 billion years ago—a possible signature of the Late Heavy Bombardment. “All we know is there is a group of recrystallized zircons at this time period. Given the coincidence with the Late Heavy Bombardment, it was too hard not to say that maybe this is connected,” she said. “But to really establish that, we will need to look at zircon records at other localities around the planet.”So far, there are no other signs, said Aaron Cavosie of Curtin University in Australia. In the arid, sun-soaked northwest corner of Australia, along the Tropic of Capricorn, the oldest face of Earth is exposed to the sky. Drive through the northern outback for a while, south of Port Hedlund on the coast, and you will come upon hills softened by time. They are part of a region called the Pilbara Craton, which formed about 3.5 billion years ago, when Earth was in its youth.Look closer. From a seam in one of these hills, a jumble of ancient, orange-Creamsicle rock spills forth: a deposit called the Apex Chert. Within this rock, viewable only through a microscope, there are tiny tubes. Some look like petroglyphs depicting a tornado; others resemble flattened worms. They are among the most controversial rock samples ever collected on this planet, and they might represent some of the oldest forms of life ever found.Last month, researchers lobbed another salvo in the decades-long debate about the nature of these forms. They are indeed fossil life, and they date to 3.465 billion years ago, according to John Valley, a geochemist at the University of Wisconsin. If Valley and his team are right, the fossils imply that life diversified remarkably early in the planet’s tumultuous youth.The fossils add to a wave of discoveries that point to a new story of ancient Earth. In the past year, separate teams of researchers have dug up, pulverized and laser-blasted pieces of rock that may contain life dating to 3.7, 3.95 and maybe even 4.28 billion years ago. All of these microfossils—or the chemical evidence associated with them—are hotly debated. But they all cast doubt on the traditional tale. Watery WorldFossils were not the first sign that early Earth might have been Edenic rather than hellish. The rocks themselves started providing that evidence as far back as 2001. That year, Valley found zircons that suggested the planet had a crust as far back as 4.4 billion years ago.Zircons are crystalline minerals containing silicon, oxygen, zirconium and sometimes other elements. They form inside magma, and like some better-known carbon crystals, zircons are forever—they can outlast the rocks they form in and withstand eons of unspeakable pressure, erosion and deformation. As a result, they are the only rocks left over from the Hadean, making them invaluable time capsules. Lucy Reading-Ikkanda/Quanta MagazineBut starting around a decade ago, this story started to change, thanks largely to tiny crystals called zircons. The gems, which are often about the size of the period at the end of this sentence, told of a cooler, wetter and maybe livable world as far back as 4.3 billion years ago. In recent years, fossils in ancient rock bolstered the zircons’ story of calmer climes. The tornadic microfossils of the Pilbara Craton are the latest example.Today, the oldest evidence for possible life—which many scientists doubt or outright reject—is at least 3.77 billion years old and may be a stunningly ancient 4.28 billion years old.In March 2017, Dominic Papineau, a geochemist at University College London, and his student Matthew Dodd described tubelike fossils in an outcrop in Quebec that dates to the basement of Earth’s history. The formation, called the Nuvvuagittuq (noo-voo-wog-it-tuck) Greenstone Belt, is a fragment of Earth’s primitive ocean floor. The fossils, about half the width of a human hair and just half a millimeter long, were buried within. They are made from an iron oxide called hematite and may be fossilized cities built by microbial communities up to 4.28 billion years ago, Dodd said.The bright red rock in the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt appears to contain tube-shaped microfossils dating to at least 3.77 billion years ago.Dominic Papineau“They would have formed these gelatinous, rusty-red-colored mats on the rocks around the vents,” he said. Similar structures exist in today’s oceans, where communities of microbes and bloody-looking tube worms blossom around sunless, black-smoking chimneys.Dodd found the tubes near graphite and with carbonate “rosettes,” tiny carbon rings that contain organic materials. The rosettes can form through varying nonbiological processes, but Dodd also found a mineral called apatite, which he said is diagnostic of biological activity. The researchers also analyzed the variants, or isotopes, of carbon within the graphite. Generally, living things like to use the more lightweight isotopes, so an abundance of carbon 12 over carbon 13 can be used to infer past biological activity. The graphite near the rosettes also suggested the presence of life. Taken together, the tubes and their surrounding chemistry suggest they are remnants of a microbial community that lived near a deep-ocean hydrothermal vent, Dodd said.Geologists debate the exact age of the rock belt where they were found, but they agree it includes one of the oldest, if not the oldest, iron formations on Earth. This suggests the fossils are that old, too—much older than anything found previously and much older than many scientists had thought possible.The microfossils resemble sea life that grows near deep-sea hydrothermal vents.Matt DoddThen in September 2017, researchers in Japan published an examination of graphite flakes from a 3.95-billion-year-old sedimentary rock called the Saglek Block in Labrador, Canada. Yuji Sano and Tsuyoshi Komiya of the University of Tokyo argued their graphite’s carbon-isotope ratio indicates it, too, was made by life. But the graphite flakes were not accompanied by any feature that looked like a fossil; what’s more, the history of the surrounding rock is murky, suggesting the carbon may be younger than it appears.Farther to the east, in southwestern Greenland, another team had also found evidence of ancient life. In August 2016, Allen Nutman of the University of Wollongong in Australia and colleagues reported finding stromatolites, fossil remains of microbes, from 3.7 billion years ago.Allen Nutman prospecting for ancient microfossils in the Isua belt in southern Greenland.Laure Gauthiez-PutallazMany geologists have been skeptical of each claim. Nutman’s fossils, for example, come from the Isua belt in southern Greenland, home to the oldest known sedimentary rocks on Earth. But the Isua belt is tough to interpret. Just as nonbiological processes can form Dodd’s carbon rosettes, basic chemistry can form plenty of layered structures without any help from life, suggesting they may not be stromatolites but lifeless pretenders. In addition, both the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt and the Isua belt have been heated and squished over billions of years, a process that melts and recrystallizes the rocks, morphing them from their original sedimentary state.“I don’t think any of those other studies are wrong, but I don’t think any of them are proof,” said Valley, the Wisconsin researcher. “All we can say is [Nutman’s rocks] look like stromatolites, and that’s very enticing.”Regarding his work with the Pilbara Craton fossils, however, Valley is much less circumspect.The stromatolites form small wavelike mounds in sedimentary rock. The vertical lines are cuts made by the researchers.Allen Nutman/University of WollongongSigns of LifeThe tornadic microfossils lay in the Pilbara Craton for 3.465 billion years before being separated from their natal rock, packed up in a box and shipped to California. Paleobiologist William Schopf of UCLA published his discovery of the strange squiggles in 1993 and identified 11 distinct microbial taxa in the samples. Critics said the forms could have been made in nonbiological processes, and geologists have argued back and forth in the years since. Last year, Schopf sent a sample to Valley, who is an expert with a super-sensitive instrument for measuring isotope ratios called a secondary ion mass spectrometer.Valley’s team found that some of the apparent fossils had the same carbon-isotope ratio as modern photosynthetic bacteria. Three other types of fossils had the same ratios as methane-eating or methane-producing microbes. Moreover, the isotope ratios correlate to specific species that had already been identified by Schopf. The locations where these isotope ratios were measured corresponded to the shapes of the microfossils themselves, Valley said, adding they are the oldest samples that look like fossils both physically and chemically.John Valley in his mass spectrometer laboratory at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.Jeff Miller/UW-MadisonWhile they are not the oldest samples in the record—supposing you accept the provenance of the rocks described by Dodd, Komiya and Nutman—Schopf’s and Valley’s cyclonic miniatures do have an important distinction: They are diverse. The presence of so many different carbon isotope ratios suggests the rock represents a complex community of primitive organisms. The life-forms must have had time to evolve into endless iterations. This means they must have originated even earlier than 3.465 billion years ago. And that means our oldest ancestors are very, very old indeed. “There is no reason life could not have emerged at 4.3 billion years ago,” he added. “There is no reason.”If there was no mass sterilization at 3.9 billion years ago, or if a few massive asteroid strikes confined the destruction to a single hemisphere, then Earth’s oldest ancestors may have been here from the haziest days of the planet’s own birth. And that, in turn, makes the notion of life elsewhere in the cosmos seem less implausible. Life might be able to withstand horrendous conditions much more readily than we thought. It might not need much time at all to take hold. It might arise early and often and may pepper the universe yet. Its endless forms, from tubemaking microbes to hunkering slime, may be too small or simple to communicate the way life does on Earth—but they would be no less real and no less alive.Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences. As that story goes, in the half-billion years after it formed, Earth was hellish and hot. The infant world would have been rent by volcanism and bombarded by other planetary crumbs, making for an environment so horrible, and so inhospitable to life, that the geologic era is named the Hadean, for the Greek underworld. Not until a particularly violent asteroid barrage ended some 3.8 billion years ago could life have evolved.But this story is increasingly under fire. Many geologists now think Earth may have been tepid and watery from the outset. The oldest rocks in the record suggest parts of the planet’s crust had cooled and solidified by 4.4 billion years ago. Oxygen in those ancient rocks suggest the planet had water as far back as 4.3 billion years ago. And instead of an epochal, final bombardment, meteorite strikes might have slowly tapered off as the solar system settled into its current configuration.“Things were actually looking a lot more like the modern world, in some respects, early on. There was water, potentially some stable crust. It’s not completely out of the question that there would have been a habitable world and life of some kind,” said Elizabeth Bell, a geochemist at the University of California, Los Angeles. Zircons suggest there may even have been life.In research published in 2015, Bell and her coauthors presented evidence for graphite embedded within a tiny, 4.1-billion-year-old zircon crystal from the same Jack Hills. The graphite’s blend of carbon isotopes hints at biological origins, although the finding is—once again—hotly debated.“Are there other explanations than life? Yeah, there are,” Bell said. “But this is what I would consider the most secure evidence for some sort of fossil or biogenic structure.”An X-ray of a 4.1-billion-year-old sample of zircon reveals dark spots made by carbon deposits.Crystal Shi/Stanford University Department of Earth, Energy, and Environmental SciencesIf the signals in the ancient rocks are true, they are telling us that life was everywhere, always. In almost every place scientists look, they are finding evidence of life and its chemistry, whether it is in the form of fossils themselves or the remnants of life’s long-ago stirrings. Far from fussy and delicate, life may have taken hold in the worst conditions imaginable.“Life was managing to do interesting things at the same time Earth was dealing with the worst impacts it’s ever had,” said Bill Bottke, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.Or maybe not. Maybe Earth was just fine. Maybe those impacts weren’t quite as rapid-fire as everyone thought.Evidence for a BeatingWe know Earth, and everything else, was bombarded by asteroids in the past. The moon, Mars, Venus and Mercury all bear witness to this primordial pummeling. The question is when, and for how long. Craters on the moon have been taken as evidence for the Late Heavy Bombardment, but reassessments of the geological evidence from Apollo moon rocks casts doubt on whether the asteroid bombardments during the Hadean era were as severe as was thought.NASAMoon RocksIn 2016 Patrick Boehnke, now at the University of Chicago, took another look at those original Apollo samples, which for decades have been the main evidence in favor of the Late Heavy Bombardment. He and UCLA’s Mark Harrison reanalyzed the argon isotopes and concluded that the Apollo rocks may have been walloped many times since they crystallized from the natal moon, which could make the rocks seem younger than they really are.“Even if you solve the analytical problems,” said Boehnke, “then you still have the problem that the Apollo samples are all right next to each other.” There’s a chance that astronauts from the six Apollo missions sampled rocks from a single asteroid strike whose ejecta spread throughout the Earth-facing side of our satellite.In addition, moon-orbiting probes like the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have found around 100 previously unknown craters, including a spike in impacts as early as 4.3 billion years ago.“This interesting confluence of orbital data and sample data, and all different kinds of sample data—lunar impact glass, Luna samples, Apollo samples, lunar meteorites—they are all coming together and pointing to something that is not a cataclysmic spike at 3.9 billion years ago,” said Nicolle Zellner, a planetary scientist at Albion College in Michigan. Based largely on Apollo samples toted home by moonwalking astronauts, scientists came to believe that in the Earth’s Hadean age, there were at least two distinct epochs of solar system billiards. The first was the inevitable side effect of planet making: It took some time for the planets to sweep up the biggest asteroids and for Jupiter to gather the rest into the main asteroid belt. Valley chipped some out of Western Australia’s Jack Hills and found oxygen isotopes that suggested the crystal formed from material that was altered by liquid water. This suggested part of Earth’s crust had cooled, solidified and harbored water at least 400 million years earlier than the earliest known sedimentary rocks. If there was liquid water, there were likely entire oceans, Valley said. Other zircons showed the same thing.“The Hadean was not hell-like. That’s what we learned from the zircons. Sure, there were volcanoes, but they were probably surrounded by oceans. There would have been at least some dry land,” he said. Taken together, the latest evidence from the ancient Earth and from the moon is painting a picture of a very different Hadean Earth: a stoutly solid, temperate, meteorite-clear and watery world, an Eden from the very beginning.Ancient CluesAbout 4.54 billion years ago, Earth was forming out of dust and rocks left over from the sun’s birth. Smaller solar leftovers continually pelted baby Earth, heating it up and endowing it with radioactive materials, which further warmed it from within. Oceans of magma covered Earth’s surface. Back then, Earth was not so much a rocky planet as an incandescent ball of lava.Not long after Earth coalesced, a wayward planet whacked into it with incredible force, possibly vaporizing Earth anew and forming the moon. The meteorite strikes continued, some excavating craters 1,000 kilometers across. In the standard paradigm of the Hadean eon, these strikes culminated in an assault dubbed the Late Heavy Bombardment, also known as the lunar cataclysm, in which asteroids emigrated to the inner solar system and pounded the rocky planets. Throughout this early era, ending about 3.8 billion years ago, Earth was molten and couldn’t support a crust of solid rock, let alone life. [embedded content]Bottke, who studies asteroids and solar system dynamics, is one of several researchers coming up with modified explanations. He now favors a slow uptick in bombardment, followed by a gradual decline. Others think there was no late bombardment, and instead the craters on the moon and other rocky bodies are remnants from the first type of billiards, the natural process of planet building.“We have a tiny sliver of data, and we’re trying to do something with it,” he said. “You try to build a story, and sometimes you are just chasing ghosts.”Life Takes HoldWhile it plays out, scientists will be debating much bigger questions than early solar-system dynamics.If some of the new evidence truly represents impressions of primeval life, then our ancestors may be much older than we thought. Life might have arisen the moment the planet was amenable to it—the moment it cooled enough to hold liquid water.“I was taught when I was young that it would take billions and billions of years for life to form. But I have not been able to find any basis for those sorts of statements,” said Valley. “I think it’s quite possible that life emerged within a few million years of when conditions became habitable. From the point of view of a microbe, a million years is a really long time, yet that’s a blink of an eye in geologic time.”last_img read more

  • Transgender wrestler booed upon winning Texas final

    first_imgMack Beggs should have been disqualified. She’s been taking Testosterone and is getting praise for cheating her way to the top? This is a huge disgrace to the world of Wrestling. https://t.co/zkPwfNt0ZX— Matt W. (@Wags261) February 25, 2018 GAYSTARNEWS- Trans wrestler Mack Beggs competing at the Texas final Trans wrestler Mack Beggs has this message about the Texas bathroom billWrestler Kenny Omega to LGBTI fans: ‘You’re welcome to the show’Kenya bans Disney show because of its gay characterRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/transgender-wrestler-booed-upon-winning-texas-final/ Two female bodies wrestle to see which female body is stronger. One takes anabolic steroid injections, the other does not. I wonder who will win!https://t.co/ZuM0m5wpXj— Omzig Online (@Gizmojen) February 25, 2018 People taking performance enhancing drugs should not compete at all. https://t.co/unU1sFluk1— Kaeley Triller (@KaeleyT) February 25, 2018 HIGHSCHOOL CHAMPION WRESTLER, MACK BEGGS, IS BOOED AFTER WINING STATE SEMIFINALS BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE IGNORANT & NOBODY LETS HIM WRESTLE IN THE BOYS TEAM, SO HE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO WOOP SOME ASS ON A TEAM IN WHICH HES OBLIGATED 2 PLAY IN*fixed it https://t.co/cpWN2g64tG— thiccboy (@papisonguisN8) February 25, 2018 This is where the intellectual dishonesty of your argument shines brightest. Mack Beggs wants to compete with the boys. Texas refused, so you instead you attack the transgender teenager pretending as if this is “equality” at work.— Ian Thomas Malone (@ianthomasmalone) February 25, 2018 I don’t see how we can say that Mack Beggs should compete with cis boys because of his testosterone levels while also saying that trans girls with the same testosterone levels should be playing against cis girls.Can’t have it both ways imo.— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) February 25, 2018Others came to Beggs’ defense after the booing video made its rounds on social media.LET MACK BEGGS WRESTLE BOYS. STOP MISGENDERING HIM. #transgenderrightsarehumanrights— GAYmer trans (@my_trans_voice) February 25, 2018 WATCH: in a dramatic finish, transgender wrestler Mack Beggs rolls out of a possible pinfall to avoid defeat and win state. Met with boos from the crowd. @wfaa pic.twitter.com/72xRpzsQGN— Matt Howerton (@HowertonNews) February 24, 2018Who is Mack Beggs and why are people booing him?Beggs has been involved in controversy since he began transitioning from female to male using a low dose of testosterone. Being on this treatment while wrestling girls started a heated debate about competitive fairness and transgender rights last year. His march to a state championship in 2017 was soured by a last-minute lawsuit attempting to bar him from competing.‘That (the criticism) didn’t stop me from competing. That didn’t stop me from being who I was,’ Beggs told Dallas News.Beggs was not allowed to wrestle for the boys’ division in high school, as the rules for Texas public high schools require athletes to compete under the gender they were assigned at birth.‘He has so much respect for all the girls he wrestles,’ said Beggs’ mother, Angela McNew. ‘People think Mack has been beating up on girls … The girls he wrestles with, they are tough. It has more to do with skill and discipline than strength.’Fan reactionsMany wrestling fans on Twitter expressed the belief that it’s unfair for a person taking testosterone to compete in female wrestling matches. They also frequently misgendered Beggs, who identifies as male, by using the pronouns she/her.Her “skill” put her on her back… Steroids allowed her to muscle up and reverse it. An embarrassment for @uiltexas #MackBeggs #testosterone #cheatingCongrats to the young ladies that didn’t cheat to make it to state! https://t.co/sZwpqNg1hY— Crossfit Memes (@Criss_Crossfit) February 25, 2018center_img 18-year-old Mack Beggs recently won the Texas Class 6A 110-pound (49kg) division wrestling competition for the second time. However, not everyone in the crowd was supportive of the win. In fact, Beggs was met with boos. It was a mistake to force Mack Beggs to compete against girls, instead of boys, as it not only ignored (his) gender identity, but also placed every opponent at a significant disadvantage–in addition to the physical risk.So how do we solve that?— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 25, 2018Take Our PollGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . End of Mack Beggs title match was chaos. Had huge lead, nearly got pinned, then came the crescendo of cheers/boos. pic.twitter.com/FrLixVsTAj— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) February 24, 2018 I have to give it up to Mack Beggs. This kid has been taking a world of hate for two years now for wrestling with girls, something the state of Texas forces him to do, and he continues to compete. I would have crumbled by now.— Dr. Not Your T*oken (@tjjourian) February 25, 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Mack Beggs aka an athlete on steroids won title of state champ AGAIN tonight. @uiltexas something needs to change?— Kalie Meyer (@kaliemeyer12) February 24, 2018 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… No kidding. Let me field a girls team aided by testosterone and I’ll bet they’ll do pretty well, too. I feel for this kid; gender dysphoria is a tough road. But no female wrestler should agree to wrestle her, and she cannot wrestle the boys because she is not a boy. #MackBeggs https://t.co/kQHwQ0ccjq— Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) February 25, 2018last_img read more

  • A50 to be closed overnight for five nights

    first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThe A50 will be closed overnight for the next five nights as work on a multi-million pound junction continues. The carriageway will be shut overnight each evening for the next few days as work continues to integrate new slip roads onto the existing road near Uttoxeter. The A50 will be closed from 8pm until 5.30am from Wednesday until Sunday – with the road closure in place between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge. Tonight (Wednesday June 13) the westbound carriageway will be shut and the eastbound will be open. The closures are in place to link the new slip roads onto the existing carriageway (Image: Staffordshire County Council) On Thursday the eastbound carriageway will be shut and the westbound open. For the last three evenings, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the carriageway will be closed entirely in both directions between 8pm and 5.30am. Staffordshire County Council said the closures had been scheduled so traffic heading from Uttoxeter race course to Stoke-on-Trent following Ladies Night on Thursday would be able to travel back to the Potteries without any difficulty. The Shell petrol station, which stands on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will open as normal and access will be maintained at all times via the A522. DIVERSIONStaffordshire County Council say the following diversion is in place. From the east, traffic will be diverted northwards from the A50 on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along The Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent and on to the A500 and A50. From the west the route is reversed. The work, which includes a new bridge across the A50 and three new roundabouts, new slip roads, link roads and the removal of an old bridge is being carried out by the county council in a bid to support business and ‘unlock’ land for economic growth and new housing. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: “The newly-laid on and off-ramps have to be merged seamlessly into the A50. “The safest and quickest way to do this, while minimising inconvenience for the public, is to close the road overnight where necessary. Read MoreStorm Hector to batter North West with strong winds as Met Office weather warning issued “There will a well signposted diversion route which is suitable for all vehicles, including HGVs, and I would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience. “Despite the bad weather this important project on the main connection between the West and East Midlands will be delivered on time later this year, opening up land for new housing and economic growth and supporting existing businesses, while making journeys safer.”last_img read more

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