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THE UNITARY MODEL- WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR AFFILIATE?

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first_imgOn 25 June, arguably the most important meeting in the history of the sport will be held. The Special General Meeting will vote on a new constitution that will fundamentally change – for the better – the way the sport is managed and delivered across the country. Let’s assume that the vote is `yes’. What does this mean for the affiliates; for those people actually out there delivering the sport, running competitions? If you’ve been wondering what the answer to this question is, it’s well worth your time to check out the following document… THE UNITARY MODEL- WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR AFFILIATE?last_img
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a month agoLiverpool star van Dijk: Napoli loss no cause for panic

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool star van Dijk: Napoli loss no cause for panicby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveVirgil van Dijk has called for calm after Liverpool’s loss to Napoli in the Champions League.Van Dijk made a rare mistake for Napoli to make it 2-0 through Fernando Llorente in the dying stages of Tuesday’s clash at the San Paolo Stadium.But the Dutchman insists the result will not have a far-reaching impact on the Reds.”I don’t know if it’s a wake-up call,” the defender said of defeat in Naples. “Both sides were full in the game and thought it was going to be a draw. Obviously the penalty changed it all and we’re going home with no points but it shouldn’t be a wake-up call. “We’ve been performing since the start of the season outstanding so there’s no reason for panic. “The majority in the game we played well, we put them under pressure and we created opportunities on the break. “There’s a lot of positive things apart from the result. We have to try to win our other games and we now focus on Chelsea.” last_img read more

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Video: Maryland Beat Wisconsin On Melo Trimble’s 3-Pointer With 1.2 Seconds Remaining

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first_imgMelo Trimble hits game-winning three-pointer as time expires.Melo TrimbleWe just had a Big Ten thriller in Madison. No. 3 Maryland defeated Wisconsin 63-60 on a long three-pointer by point guard Melo Trimble with 1.2 seconds remaining.Trimble’s triple came after Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig buried a three of a his own to knot the score at 60. Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon elected not to signal for a timeout, instead trusting his All-American point guard to win the game.Good decision.  That shot is the definition of long range. Note ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich saying “Too late” in the background. Dakich thought Trimble took too long before trying to attack.Looks like he knew what he was doing.last_img

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Norden Strengthens Fleet with MR Pair

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first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Danish shipping company Norden has purchased two South Korean-built MR product tankers as a way of getting ready for the anticipated market improvement moving forward.The 2009-built vessels, named Nord Magic and Nord Minute, have a deadweight capacity of 50,000 tonnes each. The purchase brings Norden’s tanker fleet to up to 58 vessels including chartered vessels.Out of these 24 tankers are owned by Norden, while the rest are chartered vessels. The vessels are operated through Norient Product Pool (NPP).“While product tanker market conditions have suffered from oversupply and weak demand this year, we expect an improvement towards 2020. Recently, the crude tanker market has recovered strongly, oil price has declined to a 12-month low and oil inventories have been drawn significantly,” CEO Jan Rindbo said in comment.“This points to a recovery in demand for product tankers and improving market conditions. We therefore believe this purchase is a good opportunity to take advantage of the relatively low prices on tonnage now, to increase the capacity.” The two vessels are expected to join Norden’s owned fleet in December 2018. The company’s fleet includes also 12 Handysize vessels and two LR1 tankers on charter.last_img read more

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HBC ordered to provide more documents in alleged deceptive pricing practices case

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first_imgTORONTO – The Competition Tribunal says the Hudson’s Bay Co. must provide more documents about sleep sets by Dec. 20 in an alleged deceptive pricing practices case.The tribunal says the retailer must provide the commissioner of competition with specific documents from February 2015 onwards relating to HBC’s marketing of end of line mattress and box spring sets.The commissioner had filed a request for HBC to produce documents related to the sleep sets and other products.However, the tribunal ruled other products fall outside the scope of the application.HBC had argued that the commissioner is asking for irrelevant documents and imposing an unrealistic time frame.The retailer filed a request earlier this week asking the tribunal to give it three months to produce the sought after documents.In February, the Competition Bureau accused the department store chain of misleading consumers over sleep set prices.HBC disputes the allegations.last_img read more

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Synergy – Project Management Event

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first_imgThis event is hosting Sean Craig, a Project Management expert who will help guide the session. Craig has 14 years of experience in project management and has worked on projects all over the world. Craig has led projects worth $300 million dollars and has participated in projects worth over $5 billion. He most recently led the energy reduction project at our local Canfor plant.Synergy would like you to join them and interact with other people from different industries to learn more about project management.FB Event Page CLICK HEREFor Tickets to the Event CLICK HERESynergy attracts motivated individuals of all ages, all industries, and all levels of experience to come together on pertinent topics that are collectively important to the group.Synergy recognized there is strong economic growth and limitless opportunities in Fort St. John. This is a place for individuals to build their career skills in a variety of fields. Synergy can help provide relationships outside of the workplace with people from all over the world and from all walks of life. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Synergy allows individuals in the community to learn and grow from one another using a ‘Think Tank’ model.Wednesday, January 30th from 7 pm – 9 pm, join Synergy at Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe for this free ‘Project Management’ event.Shared from the event page, Synergy says, regardless of your role, if you take on projects as part of your overall position, knowing how to effectively maneuver stakeholders, how to plan and mitigate risks, and properly budget for projects requires a refined skillset from a project leader in Project Management. Synergy is open to anyone interested in building themselves through networking and collaboration. All ages, industries, and all forms of experience are welcome. The benefits of joining the group suggested by Synergy include;– Builds you which in turn, builds your business– Builds relationships, excellent networking activities before and after the event– Builds roots, leading to increased staff retention and staff engagement– Builds inclusiveness, everyone is welcomeFor more information, email; synergy@fsjchamber.comlast_img read more

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Final phase of LS polls in Bihar 4 Union ministers among 159

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first_imgPatna: Four Union ministers, a former Lok Sabha Speaker and an actor-turned-politician are among the 159 candidates left in the fray for eight Lok Sabha seats in Bihar after the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers for the seventh and final phase ended Thursday. The final phase of the election will be held on May 19. According to the Election Commission, a total of 227 candidates had filed their nomination papers for Patna Sahib, Patalputra, Arrah, Jehanabad, Karakat, Buxar, Sasaraam and Nalanda constituencies between April 22 and April 29. Out of which only 162 withstood scrutiny. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Of those remaining, one candidate each withdrew nomination from Patna Sahib, Pataliputra and Buxar, leaving 159 in the fray. With 35, Nalanda has the highest number of candidates. The constituency is the home district of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has represented the Lok Sabha seat a number of times. His confidant Kaushalendra Kumar is seeking re-election for the third consecutive term. The JD(U) MP is locked in a straight contest with Mahagathbandhan candidate Ashok Kumar Azad who has been fielded by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM). Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Patna Sahib, which comprises a major part of the state capital and where 18 candidates are in the fray, will witness a clash of titans as Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seeks to win the seat for the BJP thwarting sitting MP Shatrughan Sinha’s bid to retain it for the third consecutive term but this time on a Congress ticket. In adjoining Pataliputra, 25 candidates are in the fray, though the contest is being seen primarily between Union minister and sitting BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav who is pitted against RJD’s Misa Bharti daughter of his former mentor Lalu Prasad. The lowest number of 11 candidates, for the phase, are in Ara where sitting BJP MP and Union minister R K Singh’s bid to retain the seat has been challenged by young CPI(ML) candidate Raju Yadav whose chances have been bolstered by the Mahagathbandhan supporting his candidature. In Buxar, another Union minister and sitting BJP MP Ashwini Kumar Choubey is facing the challenge mainly from RJD’s Jagadanand Singh who had won the seat in 2009 although the total number of candidates in the fray is 15. An equal number of candidates are in the fray in Sasaram, a reserved seat which former Lok Sabha Speaker and veteran Congress leader Meira Kumar seeks to wrest back from BJP MP Chhedi Paswan. Karakat, which has 27 candidates, is represented by RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha who resigned from the Union council of ministers and quit the NDA in December last year before joining the Mahagathbandhan. His principal challenger is JD(U)’s Mahabali Singh. Jehanabad was won by RLSP’s Arun Kumar in 2014. He was, however, expelled from the party later on and he is in the fray as the candidate of the parallel outfit Rashtriya Samata Party (Secular). However, the main contest is being seen as between RJD’s Surendra Prasad Yadav who is the Mahagathbandhan candidate and JD(U)’s Chandreshwar Prasad who represents the NDA.last_img read more

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iPlayer the BBCs online TV platform received 11

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first_imgiPlayer, the BBC’s online TV platform, received 113 million video requests in September. That figure is up from 86 million for the same period last year.The BBC is seeing iPlayer usage from devices other than computers continuing to rise, with tablet requests increasing to 4.6 million in September from four million during the previous month.Doctor Who, Outnumbered and Waterloo Road were the most requested shows in September.last_img

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Modern Times Group MTG is to create a new digit

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first_imgModern Times Group (MTG) is to create a new ‘digital hub’ to accelerate the pace of its innovation and expansion into digital distribution.The new unit, MTGx, will he headed by MTG executive vice-president and chief digital officer Rikard Steiber (pictured). The division will be charged with developing video-on-demand experiences, building a portfolio of new entertainment services and providing centralised digital skills and platforms for the Group across all markets and companies.MTGx will comprise four pillars.xPlay will be focused on advertising-funded online catch-up services for its TV channels and vertical offering like sports and music content as well as the online pay TV service Viaplay.xVentures will be responsible for building, partnering and investing in a portfolio of new entertainment services like the second screen service Like.tv and the online gaming portal Viagame. As part of this effort xVentures will establish presences in start-up communities in several countries, with an initial focus on Sweden, the UK, and the US, to find partnership and investment opportunities.A third pillar, xCreations, will comprise a digital production hub for the creation of “digital first” content for web and mobile platforms as well as extending the life cycle of traditional linear TV content by utilizing the opportunities presented by the digital environment and social media, while a fourth, xLabs, will be the R&D centre for the entire hub.MTG has begun a process of hiring talent and says it has made a number of key hires from the likes of Google, Spotify and Universal Music in recent months.“We want to create personal and social user experiences that connect people to the entertainment they love the most from their favourite movies, sports, series, music, and games, and I look forward to building MTGx as an integrated part of MTG’s digital activities going forward,” said Steiber.Separately, Separately, MTG has finalised its acquisition of UK-based distributor DRG, and bought Norwegian production company Novemberfilm.The Scandinavian production and broadcast group has beaten off competition from Sky Vision to acquire a 92.4% stake in DRG, which counts The Inbetweeners and Don’t Tell the Bride in its catalogue, for an enterprise value of £15 million (€18 million).last_img read more

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Matter waves and quantum splinters

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first_img Rice University research scientist Jason Nguyen FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis Rice University physicists Randy Hulet, Jason Nguyen and De Luo Three panel illustration of BECs, Faraday waves and granulation Return to article. Long DescriptionRice University physicists and colleagues in Austria and Brazil have shown that shaking ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates (top) can cause them to either divide into the uniform segments characteristic of Faraday waves (center) or shatter into unpredictable splinters (bottom). The frequency of the shaking determines the outcome. (Image courtesy of Jason Nguyen/Rice University)But the team also noticed something unexpected: When the modulation was strong and the frequency was far below a Faraday resonance, the BEC broke into “grains” of varying size. Rice research scientist Jason Nguyen, lead co-author of the study, found the grain sizes were broadly distributed and persisted for times even longer than the modulation time.“Granulation is usually a random process that is observed in solids such as breaking glass, or the pulverizing of a stone into grains of different sizes,” said study co-author Axel Lode, who holds joint appointments at both TU Wien and the Wolfgang Pauli Institute at the University of Vienna.Images of the quantum state of the BEC were identical in each Faraday wave experiment. But in the granulation experiments the pictures looked completely different each time, even though the experiments were performed under identical conditions.Lode said the variation in the granulation experiments arose from quantum correlations — complicated relationships between quantum particles that are difficult to describe mathematically.“A theoretical description of the observations proved challenging because standard approaches were unable to reproduce the observations, particularly the broad distribution of grain sizes,” Lode said. His team helped interpret the experimental results using a sophisticated theoretical method, and its implementation in software, which accounted for quantum fluctuations and correlations that typical theories do not address.center_img Share1David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduMatter waves and quantum splintersPhysicists shatter Bose-Einstein condensate, get different pieces every time HOUSTON — (March 25, 2019) — Physicists in the United States, Austria and Brazil have shown that shaking ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) can cause them to either divide into uniform segments or shatter into unpredictable splinters, depending on the frequency of the shaking. Return to article. Long DescriptionRice University research scientist Jason Nguyen found that BECs sometimes shattered like a glass or pulverized rock, producing different sizes and distributions of grains each time the experiment was conducted. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Hulet, Rice’s Fayez Sarofim Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and a member of the Rice Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM), said the results have important implications for investigations of turbulence in quantum fluids, an unsolved problem in physics.Additional co-authors include De Luo of Rice and Mario Tsatsos, Gustavo Telles and Vanderlei Bagnato, all of the University of São Paulo at São Carlos. The research was supported by the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, the Welch Foundation, the Austrian Science Foundation, the Vienna Science Research and Technology Fund and the São Paulo Research Foundation.RCQM leverages global partnerships and the strengths of more than 20 Rice research groups to address questions related to quantum materials. RCQM is supported by Rice’s offices of the Provost and the Vice Provost for Research, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the Brown School of Engineering, the Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Materials Science and NanoEngineering.-30-Links:atomcool.rice.eduultracold.orgrcqm.rice.eduphysics.rice.edunaturalsciences.rice.eduThe DOI of the Physical Review X paper is: 10.1103/PhysRevX.9.011052A copy of the paper is available at: https://journals.aps.org/prx/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevX.9.011052High-resolution IMAGES are available for download at:https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/03/0311_SHATTER-rhjndl18-lg-2kyqp0h.jpgCAPTION: Rice University physicists (from left) Randy Hulet, Jason Nguyen and De Luo and colleagues in Austria and Brazil found that shaking ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates could cause them to either divide into uniform segments or shatter into unpredictable splinters, depending on the frequency of the shaking. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/03/0311_SHATTER-jn24-lb-1qbdb8c.jpgCAPTION: Rice University research scientist Jason Nguyen found that Bose-Einstein condensates sometimes shattered like a glass or pulverized rock, producing different sizes and distributions of grains each time the experiment was conducted. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/03/0311_SHATTER-ScB3j-lg-1b3du57.jpgCAPTION: Rice University physicists and colleagues in Austria and Brazil have shown that shaking ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates (top) can cause them to either divide into the uniform segments characteristic of Faraday waves (center) or shatter into unpredictable splinters (bottom). The frequency and amplitude of the shaking determines the outcome. (Image courtesy of Gustavo Telles/University of São Paulo at São Carlos and Jason Nguyen/Rice University)Related research from Rice:Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electrons — Sept. 4, 2018http://news.rice.edu/2018/09/04/ultracold-atoms-used-to-verify-1963-prediction-about-1d-electrons/Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers — April 28, 2017http://news.rice.edu/2017/04/28/ultracold-atom-waves-may-shed-light-on-rogue-ocean-killers/Simulating superconducting materials with ultracold atoms — Feb. 23, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/02/23/simulating-superconducting-materials-with-ultracold-atoms/Ultracold disappearing act — Nov. 2, 2014http://news.rice.edu/2014/11/02/ultracold-disappearing-act/One-dimensional window on superconductivity, magnetism — Sept. 29, 2010http://news.rice.edu/2010/09/29/one-dimensional-window-on-superconductivity-magnetism-2/Rice physicists find reappearing quantum trios — Dec. 11, 2009http://news.rice.edu/2009/12/11/rice-physicists-find-reappearing-quantum-trios-2/Rice awarded $5M for light-based crystal simulator — Sept. 23, 2009http://news.rice.edu/2009/09/23/rice-awarded-5m-for-light-based-crystal-simulator/Ultracold test produces long-sought quantum mix — Dec. 22, 2005http://news.rice.edu/2005/12/22/ultracold-test-produces-long-sought-quantum-mix/Rice physicists observe new ‘atom wave’ phenomena — May 1, 2002https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-05/ru-rpo043002.phpLocated on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Return to article. Long DescriptionRice University physicists (from left) Randy Hulet, Jason Nguyen and De Luo and colleagues in Austria and Brazil found that shaking ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) could cause them to either divide into uniform segments or shatter into unpredictable splinters, depending on the frequency of the shaking. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)“It’s remarkable that the same quantum system can give rise to such different phenomena,” said Rice University physicist Randy Hulet, co-author of a study about the work published online today in the journal Physical Review X. Hulet’s lab conducted the study’s experiments using  lithium BECs, tiny clouds of ultracold atoms that march in lockstep as if they are a single entity, or matter wave. “The relationship between these states can teach us a great deal about complex quantum many-body phenomena.”The research was conducted in collaboration with physicists at Austria’s Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and Brazil’s University of São Paulo at São Carlos.The experiments harken to Michael Faraday‘s 1831 discovery that patterns of ripples were created on the surface of a fluid in a bucket that was shaken vertically at certain critical frequencies. The patterns, known as Faraday waves, are similar to resonant modes created on drumheads and vibrating plates.To investigate Faraday waves, the team confined BECs to a linear one-dimensional waveguide, resulting in a cigar-shaped BEC. The researchers then shook the BECs using a weak, slowly oscillating magnetic field to modulate the strength of interactions between atoms in the 1D waveguide. The Faraday pattern emerged when the frequency of modulation was tuned near a collective mode resonance.last_img read more

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Lincoln Debuts UberLike Service But With Your Own Car

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first_img Next Article Lydia Belanger 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. On-Demand Lincoln Debuts Uber-Like Service, But With Your Own Car April 12, 2017 The chauffeur program will launch in select cities.center_img –shares Add to Queue Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Ever wanted to ride in your own car, but as a passenger? Lincoln will soon have your back — if you own a Lincoln.Ahead of the New York Auto Show, the luxury automaker announced that it’s piloting a new service called Lincoln Chauffeur. Currently available only in Miami, it allows owners of Lincoln vehicles to hail drivers to chauffeur them around.Related: 5 Surprising Things to Come Out of the Detroit Auto ShowOwners may not want to drive themselves for a number of reasons: They may want to avoid looking for parking or paying steep fees to leave their car at the airport during a trip. They may want their car returned to their home after their driver drops them off so someone else in their household can use it. They may even need a designated driver service and request that a Lincoln driver retrieve them and their car after an evening of drinking, according to Autoblog.It’s a solution for Lincoln owners who don’t want to allow their high-end vehicle to sit in their garages when it’s not convenient for them to drive — and who don’t want to settle for an unfashionable, inexclusive cab, Uber or Lyft.A startup called Dryver already does this, by the way. Its slogan is, “We drive your car, so you don’t have to.”The services Lincoln Chauffeur will provide won’t be limited to driving, however. The drivers will also be on call to run errands for users, such as pumping gas, picking up kids and buying groceries. They may even become personal assistants over time, as satisfied users will be able to request the same driver repeatedly.Related: You Won’t Believe This Luxe New Car Is a VolvoSan Diego Lincoln owners will get to try the service next, and other cities will follow later this year. New Lincoln buyers will get eight free hours of Lincoln Chauffeur, currently valued at $30 an hour.For those nervous about trusting a stranger with their keys, Lincoln has said that it will thoroughly vet all of its drivers. And unlike other companies that provide rides on-demand, Lincoln’s drivers will be employees, not independent contractors, providing an additional layer of liability for the company. Image credit: Josh Lefkowitz / Contributor | Getty Images Register Now »last_img read more

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NIHfunded researchers develop new assay to measure success of HIV cure strategies

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first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 31 2019Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a new assay to accurately and easily count the cells that comprise the HIV reservoir, the stubborn obstacle to an HIV cure. This advance will enable researchers who are trying to eliminate the HIV reservoir to clearly understand whether their strategies are working. The research was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH.The HIV reservoir consists of infected cells containing DNA molecules that encode HIV proteins. These cells have entered a resting state in which they do not produce any parts of the virus. Scientists have found that the HIV DNA–or “provirus”–inside resting cells is usually so defective that it cannot generate new virus particles. However, most available tools to measure the HIV reservoir cannot distinguish intact proviruses, which can replicate themselves, from the vast excess of defective proviruses.Related StoriesPrevalence of anal cancer precursors is higher in women living with HIV than previously reportedNovel method can help clinicians identify individuals most in need of PrEPHIV therapy leaves unrepaired holes in the immune system’s wall of defenseA team led by Robert F. Siliciano, M.D., at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine analyzed DNA sequences from more than 400 HIV proviruses taken from 28 people with HIV. Among these proviruses, the scientists mapped two types of flaws: deletions and lethal mutations. The researchers then developed strategically placed genetic probes that could distinguish the deleted or highly mutated HIV proviruses from the intact ones. Finally, the scientists developed a nanotechnology-based method to analyze one provirus at a time with these probes to determine how many proviruses in a sample are intact.The researchers demonstrated that their method can readily and accurately measure the number of rare, intact proviruses that make up the HIV reservoir. The hope is that this new method will speed HIV research by allowing scientists to easily quantify the number of proviruses in an individual that must be eliminated to achieve a cure.Source: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/nih-supported-scientists-develop-tool-measure-success-hiv-cure-strategieslast_img read more

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In Denmark Airbnb to report hosts rent to tax authorities

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first_img Explore further Taxation minister Carsten Lauritzen says Airbnb “has committed to report data so their hosts pay taxes.” He says Airbnb will inform Danish taxation authorities of the number of renting days and its users’ total income.The deal announced Thursday closes a loophole in which hosts had to report to tax authorities on a voluntary basis.Patrick Robinson, director of Airbnb’s Public Policy in Europe, said it “will allow that to be fairly and clearly regulated.”Danish political parties on Tuesday agreed to limit room-rental services to a maximum of 70 days a year per property. Denmark says online room-rental platform Airbnb will start to automatically report its users’ deals to taxation authorities, the first country to do so. Singaporean Airbnb hosts fined over unauthorised rentals Citation: In Denmark, Airbnb to report hosts’ rent to tax authorities (2018, May 17) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-denmark-airbnb-hosts-rent-tax.html © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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A week after Ethiopia crash questions swirl around Boeing

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first_imgWhat other US authorities sayThe Justice Department, as well as the inspector general’s office at the Department of Transportation, have both opened investigations into how the 737 MAX was certified, according to media reports.The Justice Department investigation is reportedly a criminal matter.The House of Representatives Committee on Transportation is also considering an investigation and calling on FAA officials to testify in public.When will MAX fly again?Three months is the best-case scenario, according to Richard Aboulafia, an aviation analyst at Teal Group.United Airlines is banking on this scenario after canceling flights that were scheduled to use 737 MAX 9 planes at the end of May.In 2013, the 787 Dreamliner was grounded for four months following battery problems.What is Boeing’s financial hit?The cost will depend on what the accidents’ cause turns out to be. If it is only an MCAS modification, the repair bill will be less than $1 billion, according to Ken Herbert of Cannaccord Genuity.This would be peanuts for Boeing, which is aiming for $15 billion in cash flow this year after record revenues of more than $100 billion last year.The company may still have to pay damages demanded by clients or victims’ families.In the meantime, Boeing has already lost roughly $30 billion in market capitalization on Wall Street.The company is also facing a logistical dilemma: where to store the 737 MAX aircraft it continues to produce?If the grounding and air space bans continue, can it keep building the jets, knowing it will be unable to deliver them? Mourners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia carry portraits of victims from the Ethiopian Airlines crash Preliminary results in the Lion Air crash have pointed to a possible malfunction on the aircraft’s stabilization system intended to prevent stalling, known as MCAS, or the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System.American pilots have also reported encountering problems using MCAS.What does Boeing say?The manufacturer has expressed its condolences to the victims’ families, sent staff to the crash sites and says it is cooperating with investigators.Boeing’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg said the company was finalizing a software update to the MCAS and an update for onboard manuals and pilot training.The US Federal Aviation Administration has given the company until April to carry out these changes.Sources familiar with the matter told AFP that the fix should be ready by March 25 and that it should take around two hours to perform. © 2019 AFP Explore further Citation: A week after Ethiopia crash, questions swirl around Boeing (2019, March 19) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-week-ethiopia-swirl-boeing.html Boeing 737 MAX airplanes are seen at the company’s factory in Renton, Washington Boeing has also suspended deliveries of 737 MAX aircraft but has continued to manufacture them.Why such controversy?Since the Ethiopian Airlines crash, questions have arisen about Boeing’s ties to the FAA, which has offices within the company’s plants.For a decade, the FAA has allowed manufacturers themselves to certify their aircraft.FAA-accredited Boeing employees notably certified the MCAS system, sources say.Critics say the aviation regulator has been too soft on Boeing, a major player in the American export economy whose planes are also at issue in the current US-China trade talks. Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft are grounded across the world following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, casting a harsh spotlight on the plane’s safety certification and the close relationship between Boeing and American authorities. Boeing ‘finalizing’ anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash Nearly 10 days later, what do we know?What happened?On March 10, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed southeast of Addis Ababa, killing the 157 people on board.It was the second accident in five months for a 737 MAX aircraft, a product line meant to replace the 737 NG.The first crash, involving a MAX 8 operated by Lion Air, occurred October 29 in Indonesia’s Java Sea and left 189 people dead.The aircraft have been temporarily grounded or banned from airspace around the world.Are the two crashes related?Both aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff.Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said Sunday that a study of the flight data recorder retrieved from the Ethiopian plane had shown “clear similarities” to that of the Lion Air flight in Indonesia.She said the parallels would be the “subject of further study.”What have investigators found?In both cases, investigations are still underway, with the outcomes not expected for several months.The flight recorders retrieved from the Ethiopian crash have been sent to France for analysis. A boy looks on as forensic investigators work at the crash site of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Exodus of MLAs keeps Karnataka ruling coalition on tenterhooks

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first_imgRELATED Cong-JD(S) combine mulls options to placate rebels, including change of CM The ruling Janata Dal Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka is making a last-ditch effort to save itself after 12 Congress legislators submitted their resignation to the Assembly Speaker on Saturday. The Congress, in an effort to sort out differences in the party, has called its Legislature Party meeting on Tuesday at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, while the JD(S) held a series of meetings under its party supremo and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda. The JD(S)-Congress coalition government faces a crisis, as disgruntled MLAs – three from JD(S) and nine from the Congress – tendered their resignation letters to the Assembly Speaker’s office on Saturday. This sudden development comes just days ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Karnataka Legislature (July 12).The JD(S) and Congress leaders on Sunday were seen persuading the rebel legislators to take back their resignation letters. AICC General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka, K C Venugopal, rushed to Bengaluru to save the government. He was disappointed as a meeting with the rebel MLAs which was slated for Sunday was cancelled as most of them were away in Mumbai.“The BJP is doing it. It’s their money and power that is responsible for the present turmoil. The BJP is luring the MLAs to join their fold. They are offering money to the MLAs and are exploiting their displeasure over denial of ministerial post,” said former chief minister and Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah.Former Union minister Mallikarjun Kharge too blamed the BJP. “The Centre is directly involved in the turmoil. BJP is trying to kill the democracy. The Congress will not tolerate it.”BJP denies involvementThe BJP, which has been accused of trying to destabilise the Karnataka government by triggering ‘Operation Lotus’, has denied the allegations. BJP General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao dubbed the allegations levelled by Congress and JD(S) leaders as baseless. “This is nonsense. It’s a baseless allegation. By making allegations against another party that has nothing to do with the internal affairs of Congress, they’re not going to gain anything,” he said.State BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa said, “The BJP is in no way involved in the rebellion being faced by the coalition government. We are watching from the sidelines, as the collapse of this government is imminent.”He further said the BJP would stake a claim for forming the next government if the JD(S)-Congress government falls due to its ‘own contradictions’. Yeddyurappa said: “ People are not ready for the elections. Elections are a burden on State exchequer. Being a team of 105 members in the Assembly and as a responsible national political party, we have responsibility to find a solution to present political problems.” For its survival, JD(S)-Congress coalition is contemplating making former chief minister Siddaramaiah as the Chief Minister for the second time and PWD Minister H D Revanna (brother of Kumaraswamy) as the Deputy Chief Minister. It is also considering making Mallikarjuna Kharge the next Chief Minister. Karnataka politics COMMENT Karnataka: Resort politics returns to haunt Congress-JD(S) coalition as 10 dissident MLAs leave for Mumbai Published on Karnataka: JD(S)-Congress govt in crisis as 13 MLAs submit resignationcenter_img July 07, 2019 0 Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy talks with party MLA’s and Ministers at the HAL airport, Bengaluru   –  PTI SHARE COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

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