No Respect for Male Wasps

first_imgThe battle between the sexes in human society may pale in comparison to the one raging among wasps, according to a study in tomorrow’s issue of Nature. Female paper wasps, researchers found, stuff males headfirst into empty cells of the nest, apparently trying to keep them from poaching food meant for female larvae. After imprisoning a male, the female worker typically keeps him pent up for up to 6 minutes, by pushing on his defenseless abdomen and threatening to sting.Philip Starks, a graduate student in neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University, and Emily Poe, a Cornell senior, first noticed the “male-stuffing” behavior on a videotape made in the fall, when males idly hang around the nest before leaving to stake out new mating territory. Starks and Poe eventually observed 66 examples of “male-stuffing,” all of which occurred seconds after females returned from foraging–suggesting that they are probably trying to make sure the males don’t wolf the food. Starks thinks that other scientists may have missed the “strikingly aggressive” behavior because they studied wasp nests mostly in the spring, before the males are born.Although it’s tempting to think the females engage in “male-stuffing” out of irritation at the males’ panhandling ways, Starks says the explanation is most likely genetic. Female wasps share, on average, 75% of their genes with their sisters but only 25% with their brothers. Thus a female forager, returning to the nest with a freshly killed caterpillar, has more incentive to feed it to a larval sister than to a brother.”It’s a very important study,” says Laurent Keller, an entomologist at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Keller suggests that female workers might be trying to tip the sex ratio of the nest in their favor. The practice doesn’t kill the males, but by giving more food to the female larvae, it “may produce larger females who are more likely to survive the winter.”last_img read more

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Claims of Mass Libyan Looting Rejected by Archaeologists

first_imgArchaeologists in contact with colleagues in Libya say that their nation’s antiquities appear safe despite the chaos in the country. That news is contrary to reports earlier this week, which claimed that Libya’s museums were being plundered and sites destroyed in NATO bombing raids. Libya boasts a host of ancient Phoenician and Roman sites, as well as major collections of ancient artifacts in Tripoli’s Jamahiriya Museum and other smaller museums around the country. So the claims of damage prompted fears of a replay of Baghdad in 2003, when the famous Iraq Museum was looted. But Western archaeologists and Libyan sources say that there is no evidence that such destruction is taking place. “The antiquities in the major sites are unscathed,” says Hafed Walda, an archaeologist at King’s College London, who has been in frequent contact with his Libyan colleagues during the recent arrival of rebels in the capital city last week. “But a few sites in the interior sustained minor damage and are in need of assessments.” As for Tripoli’s museum, located in the city’s Red Castle, “it has been protected very well.” He adds that curators stored the building’s artifacts prior to the rebels’ arrival but that some ancient objects belonging to former President Muammar Gaddafi were stolen. Ramadan Geddedan, a retired director of Libya’s Department of Antiquities, confirms that assessment based on his contacts in Libya. “As far as I know, nothing has happened since the fall of Tripoli,” said Geddedan, who now lives in Riverside, California. Those reassurances counter reports by Nikolai Sologubovsky, a journalist and deputy head of a Russian committee of solidarity with the people of Libya and Syria, who told Russian television earlier this week that “the al-Jamahiriya National Museum in Tripoli has been looted and antiquities are being shipped out by sea to Europe.” He added that “NATO aircraft have bombed Leptis Magna and Sabratha under the pretext that Gaddafi forces were hiding weapons there.” The former is a major ancient Roman city, while the latter was built by the Phoenicians more than 1500 years ago. “Plunder of Libya’s cultural heritage has been going on since February,” Sologubovsky asserted, without naming his sources. “I’m afraid it faces the same tragic fate as Iraq’s antiquities, which were plundered by the victorious U.S. military.” He could not be reached for comment. 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He adds that there is no evidence to back up the rumors that Qaddafi’s forces stored arms in Leptis Magna as a way of protecting those weapons. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova warned in a media statement last week that international art dealers and museums should watch closely for artifacts that may have been looted from Libya. “Experience shows that there is a serious danger of destruction during times of social upheaval,” she added. In February, looters entered Egypt’s famous Cairo Museum and stole hundreds of objects before order was restored, while several storerooms at more remote sites were also looted. Archaeologists say that UNESCO may soon plan a delegation to Libya in order to determine the status of its ancient sites and artifacts.last_img read more

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Govt departments owe Rs 57 crore in dues to Air India

first_imgAir India is owed a sum of over Rs 57 crore in outstanding dues by different ministries and departments, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Thursday.”The outstanding amount to be collected by Air India from the various Ministries/Departments of Government and Government agencies as on March 15, 2012 is approximately Rs 574.67 crores,” Singh said in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.Singh said that the Air India had submitted the bills to the respective offices and was pursuing the matter for realisation of dues.In response to another question, Singh said that a strike by pilots agitating against non-payment of salaries and flying allowance on January 14 this year had cost the national carrier Rs 5. 8 crore.”The loss of revenue due to strike of pilots on 14.1.2012 is approximately Rs 5.8 crore,” Singh told the Rajya Sabha.last_img read more

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Get ready for #GivingTuesday: resources for nonprofits

first_img#GivingTuesday is just two weeks away—is your nonprofit ready? While some organizations have been planning their #GivingTuesday campaigns for quite some time, if your nonprofit’s still wondering how to get in on the fun, don’t worry. There’s still time to participate and kick off December with a boost in donor activity. Some ways to get started:1. Sign up. Registered 501(c)3 organizations can visit GivingTuesday.org to become an official partner organization and find ways to get involved.2. Set a clear goal. Figure out what you want to accomplish on #GivingTuesday and set a goal that you can measure.3. Get your emails and social media updates ready. Craft a few emails to rally your supporters to give along with their peers on December 3. Use social media to keep the excitement going and encourage fans to spread the word. You can join the conversation by using hashtag #GivingTuesday.4. Make it easy for your supporters to give. Create clear calls to action so donors don’t have to wonder what you want them to do. Then, remove all of the roadblocks to giving by streamlining your donation process and enabling your donors to give via mobile.5. Make it easy for your supporters to share. Offer easy and ubiquitous social sharing options on your donation pages and content, along with pre-programmed updates that your community can share with their networks to inspire even more participation.Ready to make #GivingTuesday your own? Here are some resources to help you make the most of this day of giving and connect with your supporters: • Learn how to get the most out of #GivingTuesday from GreatNonprofits • Check out the amazing Giving Day Playbook from the Knight Foundation. • Our friends at HubSpot have 12 tips for amplifying your #GivingTuesday campaign. • The folks at GivingTuesday.ca offer some great ideas for 6 super-simple social media campaigns. • Find (and share) even more resources in John Haydon’s Ultimate #GivingTuesday Checklist.What are your plans for #GivingTuesday? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

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Central Kings Rural High School Renovations Complete

first_imgStudents, teachers and staff at Central Kings Rural High School, in Cambridge, Kings Co., are celebrating the end of renovations at their school. The upgrades include a new wing of classrooms, a second gymnasium, an improved administration area, a music and drama facility, improvements to the electrical system, overhead projectors in the classrooms, and a new ventilation system. Other work, including a new bus loop, will also benefit the adjoining Cambridge and District Elementary School. The $11.9-million project was built in four phases between February 2004 and September 2006. “These renovations took a long time and large funding investments by the province, but I think the students, staff and the community will agree that the end result was worth the wait,” said acting Education Minister Jamie Muir. The renovations at Central Kings Rural High are part of the provincial government’s long-term plan for public schools that includes a $400-million investment over eight years. This will create 32 new schools and renovate 45 others.last_img read more

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20th Anniversary of the Swissair Flight 111 Tragedy

first_imgThis Sunday, Sept. 2, marks the 20th anniversary of the crash of Swissair Flight 111 just off Nova Scotia’s shores. The 229 souls lost that night were not from Nova Scotia, but as their families travelled here to grieve, Nova Scotians reacted with deep compassion, doing our best to offer whatever comfort we could in the wake of such a sudden, devastating loss. To the many Nova Scotians – fisherman, first responders, volunteers – who worked tirelessly through the recovery effort and supported family members of the victims, our enduring thanks. Your empathy, resolve and kindness showed the best of us to one another and the world. To those who lost loved ones in the crash, we again extend our deepest condolences. Rest assured, we will continue to honour the memory of those you lost in the years to come. -30-last_img read more

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Kinder Morgan CEO says political solution needed for Trans Mountain project

first_imgKinder Morgan suspended all non-essential activities and related spending on the project Sunday. The company has set a May 31 deadline for talks with “various stakeholders” to allow the project to proceed.Kean says the opposition by the B.C. government is something that Kinder Morgan can’t resolve and suggested that either the province needs to change its position or the federal government must resolve the impasse.Kinder Morgan has spent about $1.1 billion on the $7.4-billion project so far. CALGARY, A.B. — Kinder Morgan’s chief executive says the company is open to discussing an investment in its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by the Alberta government if there’s clear assurance that the project can actually be completed.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley suggested Sunday the province could invest in the project to ensure completion of the pipeline expansion to carry Alberta bitumen from the oilsands to an export terminal near Vancouver.Kinder Morgan CEO Steve Kean told a conference call Monday that he’s open to Notley’s suggestion, but there needs to be a clear political signal that there won’t be additional delays to the project.last_img read more

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Connecticut receives 100 million donation for education

HARTFORD, Conn. — One of the world’s richest couples is donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut’s most disadvantaged communities.Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s office says Friday’s donation from hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and his wife, Barbara, is believed to be the largest to benefit the state in its history.Dalio lives in Greenwich and is the founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates.He says the money is earmarked for areas with high poverty and drop-out rates and will create career paths that encourage kids to stay in school.The governor says the state plans to leverage the donation into a $300 million investment over five years, with Connecticut matching Dalio’s $100 million and another $100 million from other philanthropists and business leaders.The Associated Press read more

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Police blotter Food truck target of break and enter

A food truck parked on Colborne Street South in Simcoe was the target of a break and enter in the early morning hours of May 27.The cash register was damaged and a quantity of Canadian currency was removed.OPP are seeking the public’s assistance in this investigation.Driver chargedA 24-year-old woman from Barrie has been charged with driving while suspended in Norfolk County.On May 28 around 8:15 p.m. police were patrolling Highway 24 in Windham when their Automatic Licence Plate Recognition detected plates in poor standing.The vehicle was stopped. The woman is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.Attempt to kick in business doorOn May 27 around 5:50 p.m. someone was observed attempting to forcibly enter a business on James Street in Delhi.They attempted to kick down the business door, and then tried to pull down a piece of sheet metal off of the side of the building. Both attempts were unsuccessful. The suspect then rode away on a bicycle in an unknown direction.The suspect is described as white, no shirt, shaved head and was wearing camouflaged pants.Police continue to investigate.Street crime unit charges driverOn May 27 around 4:35 p.m. a 50-year-old Norfolk County woman was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs and operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.The OPP community street crime unit was patrolling Decou Road in Simcoe when they spotted the vehicle that caught their attention.The woman is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.Speakers taken during break and enterAt some point between May 24 and 27 a home on Donly Drive South in Simcoe was entered and two Sony speakers were removed.The break and enter was investigated around 1:41 p.m. on May 27.Police continue to investigate.Licence plate stolenThe front licence plate of a vehicle parked at a Lynnwood Avenue, Simcoe, address was stolen at some point between May 24 and 27.The missing plate was reported on May 27 at 1:22 p.m.Members of the OPP are asking for the public’s assistance with the investigation. read more

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Portal 2 on the PS3 will fully support the PlayStation Move

first_imgUsually when you buy a game from Valve, you’re best off buying it on the PC. Look at what happened with Team Fortress 2, for example: the PC version quickly evolved into an entirely different game than the Xbox 360 version, which was hobbled by Microsoft’s Draconian Xbox Live policies.When it comes to Portal 2, Valve looks like they’re doing their damnedest to turn the status quo on its head. In fact, it’s now looking likely that not only will the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 be better than the Xbox 360 version, but it’ll be better than the PC and Mac versions too.Why? First of all, the PS3 version ships with SteamPlay, which automatically allows you to play the same game on the PC or Mac without paying for it again. That’s a huge plus over the Xbox 360 version already, and since you don’t get the PS3 version if you buy Portal 2 on the PC or Mac, it’s a good deal for PC owners too, even if they don’t have a PS3 yet.It gets better, though. Valve has just announced that the PS3 version of Portal 2 will ship with complete Move support. That means you’ll be able to fire your portal gun in Portal 2 just by pointing your PlayStation Move controller at the screen. That’s totally awesome. Portal‘s one of those games where it’s easy to see how motion-sensing could make it a more enjoyable experience. Is there any doubt that the PS3 version of Portal 2 is going to rock?Read more at Eurogamerlast_img read more

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Handson Hex 3 AppTag laser gun for iOS and Android

first_imgWe’ve seen augmented reality (AR) grow up a bit over the last few years, originally existing as map references or pop up animations and branching out into games and more interesting forms. In order for AR to be truly useful, you’d need a reason to hold your phone at eye level for an extended period of time, unless you are using something like Project Glass. The team at Hex 3 had something else in mind for augmented reality though, and have taken the technology to an exciting new arena with the AppTag Laser Tag system.AppTag allows you to stick your Android, iPhoneBest Price at Amazon, and eventually Windows Phone into the tray on the back of a small plastic laser tag gun, and create a whole new shooter experience. You can play the first person mode, which is a level up style shooter in which you have to see how long you can keep multiple cans in the air. The can on the screen shows signs of damage the longer you shoot it, offering impressive realism event though you are shooting a toy gun at thin air.The multiplayer version of the game is where things get really interesting. It allows you to engage in some good, old fashioned laser tag with an opponent, so long as they also have an AppTag and a smartphone.Priced at $60, the AppTag is great fun. The laser itself is designed to function both indoors and outdoors with an adjustable sensor to boost power when necessary. Hex3 plans to start shipping the AppTag system on October 10th, but pre-orders can be made on their website now. In the mean time, check out our photo gallery!Hex 3 AppTagHex 3 AppTagHex 3 AppTag iPhoneHex 3 AppTag Game OverHex 3 AppTag ARHex 3 AppTag sideSONY DSClast_img read more

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House of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon raided

first_img Share4 Tweet Email Short URL Mar 2nd 2017, 7:49 PM Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 7:49 PM House of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon raided The raid is connected into an ongoing investigation into allegations Fillon and his wife were involved in a ‘fake jobs’ scandal. 8,678 Views http://jrnl.ie/3267797 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Francois Fillon Source: AP/Press Association ImagesTHE HOME OF French right-wing presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been raided by police.The raid comes just one day after Fillon confirmed that he is facing charges over a ‘fake jobs’ scandal involving his wife.Police entered the property in a wealthy area of Paris this morning searching for information as part of that probe. They have not commented on the nature of the raid.62-year-old Fillon was favourite at the start of the year to win the French presidency after clinching the nomination for the Republicans party last November.However, he has since been hit by a series of allegations that he paid his wife Penelope and his children hundreds of thousands of euro over decades for allegedly fake parliamentary jobs.Fillon said the charges were “entirely calculated to stop me being a candidate for the presidential election”.He has chosen to continue his presidential campaign despite the charges facing him, a move which fellow former right-wing prime minister Dominique de Villepin, in an article for Italy’s Le Figaro, warned was dragging his faction into an “abyss”.However, Fillon is not the only candidate who has had a difficult Thursday – earlier today the European Parliament lifted far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s immunity from prosecution over her tweeting of images of Islamic State atrocities.The move paves the way for France to pursue a case against the far right National Front leader, after prosecutors launched a probe in 2015 over the graphic pictures, which included the decapitated body of US journalist James Foley.With © – AFP, 2017Read: Part of Brussels sealed off after car filled with gas canisters driven by known radical stoppedRead: ‘No need to step down’ despite Trump’s attorney general’s contact with Russia during campaign By Cianan Brennan 13 Comments last_img read more

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Skype une faille permettrait de divulger les adresses IP

first_imgSkype: une faille permettrait de divulger les adresses IPDes chercheurs américains ont mis au jour une faille dans le logiciel de messagerie Skype. ce trou de sécurité permet de récupérer l’adresse IP d’un utilisateur facilitant ainsi un piratage de sa machine.L’institut public de recherche dédié aux sciences du numérique s’est associé à des chercheurs new-yorkais sur la sécurité de logiciels de messagerie instantanée, notamment le plus célèbre et utilisé d’entre eux, Skype. Ils ont trouvé dans le code une faille de sécurité particulièrement inquiétante pour les utilisateurs, selon le Nouvel Observateur.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Un appel passé à un contact, même s’il n’est pas décroché, laisserait filtrer l’adresse IP de ce dernier. Avec celle-ci, il est possible de le localiser ou d’accéder à ses données, comme les fichiers partagés sur les réseaux Bittorrent. La vie privée de l’utilisateur est ainsi menacée, alors même qu’il n’en a pas conscience. Ces réseaux de messagerie, à l’instar de Windows Live Messenger, fonctionnent sur le protocole “Peer-to-Peer”, et permettent un envoi de données direct entre les utilisateurs. Mais jamais il n’est question d’informations aussi sensibles.Loin de vouloir juste crier au scandale, les équipes de chercheurs travaillent en collaboration avec Microsoft, nouveau propriétaire de Skype, pour résoudre ce trou béant de sécurité. Il est probable qu’une mise à jour prochaine vise à combler la faille. Le 28 octobre 2011 à 12:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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2 die in surf while digging for clams on Washington beaches

first_imgLONG BEACH — Two women have died in separate incidents after they were caught in rough surf while digging for clams on ocean beaches in southwest Washington.Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson said on Facebook that the women were reported missing Friday around 9 p.m., roughly four minutes apart.The first 911 call reported that a 70-year-old woman was lost in the surf north of Ocean Park on the Long Beach Peninsula. Her body was found Saturday evening near Westport.In the second case, a 61-year-old woman from Toledo was reported missing in the surf north of the mouth of Willapa Bay. She had been digging for clams with her husband when the two became separated. Her body was found in Pacific County around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.The sheriff reminded people to be aware of powerful waves that can appear at any time.last_img read more

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Plea to establish home for children T Vanitha

first_imgVijayawada: Members of AP Forum of Child Welfare Committees met Woman and Child Welfare Minister T Vanitha here on Thursday. They congratulated her and also submitted a memorandum requesting the government to establish one home for mentally challenged and one home for children below five years in every district. The team of Child Welfare Committees’ chairpersons and members explained the need to improve the facilities in government-run Bala Sadans. Later, addressing the media they said that the minister responded positively to their request. She also discussed with them about the present scenario of the child rights in the state. AP Forum of Child Welfare Committees convener BVS Kumar, co-convener M Madhavi Latha and member L Francis were in the delegation.last_img read more

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Nani trying to recover from Bigg Boss jolt

first_imgNani is seen in rather serious mood today. Bigg Boss Telugu 2Star Maa TwitterBeing termed as the ‘Natural Star’ in Tollywood, Nani has earned a decent following among the audience. There was a time when Nani grabbed the whole attention of the family audiences. But, things overturned after the Bigg Boss show and Nani had to experience a couple of failures.Nani’s latest movies Krishnarjuna Yuddham and Devadas had given him bitter experience at the theatres. Also, Nani happened to be the host of the controversial reality show- Bigg Boss Telugu 2, which pushed him into deeper trouble.Nani grabbed huge negativity after him being the host for Bigg Boss Telugu Season-2. Despite taking care of things related, Nani had to face the anger of the majority of Telugu audience as a host.Ever since Nani was slammed as a ‘partial’ host, it seems like the actor is struggling to revoke the acceptance among the family audience. Nani’s appearance as the host apparently nullified his stardom and hence he is trying to recover the loss occurred.Nani’s upcoming sports drama titled ‘Jersey’ is slated for its release on April 19. Sraddha Srinath and Nani are to appear as the husband and wife duo in this intense sports drama.Helmed by Goutham Tinnanuri Jersey is bankrolled under Sithara Entertainments. The theatrical trailer and other promotional stuff got a decent response from the audience and the expectations are mounted.last_img read more

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BNP candidate arrested from hospital

first_imgMia Nuruddin Ahmed ApuBangladesh Nationalist Party’s election candidate for Shariatpur-3 Mia Nuruddin Ahmed Apu was arrested on charges of seizing Tk 80 million before the election.Deputy captain of RAB-1, Ishtiaque Ahmed, said that they arrested Apu from the capital’s United Hospital on Friday.The Rapid Action Battalion officer, however, added that Apu will undergo treatment in the United Hospital under RAB custody.Apu came under attack on 24 December allegedly by Awami League men in Shariatpur’s Gosairhat upazila while campaigning for the election.According to RAB, Apu is connected with the seizure of Tk 80 million which was meant to use for influencing the election.The RAB on 25 December arrested three people, including a businessman, along with around Tk 80 million in cash and cheque of Tk 100 million more which was meant to use for influencing the 30 December election, the elite forces told a press conference then.They also claimed that they had found brochures of BNP nominated candidate for Shariatpur-3 constituency Mia Nuruddin Ahmed Apu on the spot and the brochures also featured BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman.The RAB also claimed they had found proofs that Tk 35 million was sent to Mia Nuruddin.last_img read more

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Apple TV Plus Will Cost 999 per Month to Launch in November

first_img Steven Spielberg’s Apple Event Appearance Was a Slap at Netflix (Analysis) Massive iPhone Hack Compromised Thousands of Phones Meanwhile, Apple has “committed” upwards of $6 billion to original programming, up from a previous $1 billion outlay, the Financial Times reported Monday, citing anonymous sources. However, it’s not clear what time period the $6 billion in spending would cover.According to the Bloomberg report, the tech giant is spending about $300 million on the first two seasons of “The Morning Show” alone. Apple ordered two 10-episode seasons of the morning-talker drama series, which stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. That works out to $15 million per episode — roughly in range of what HBO spent on the final season of “Game of Thrones.”The $9.99-per-month price point for Apple TV Plus would match what it charges for the individual Apple Music service as well as Apple News Plus subscription plan. The company also is prepping Apple Arcade, a game-subscription service.Apple hasn’t confirmed pricing or a launch date for Apple TV Plus. When it touted the shows and talent in March, the company said it would debut in the fall of 2019 in over 100 countries.It’s still not clear what the Apple TV Plus lineup will be at launch. Given how Apple has been hyping it, “The Morning Show” is likely to be on the menu. On Monday, it released the first full trailer for the series. Given the light initial offering, Apple is likely to launch Apple TV Plus with a free trial.Other shows Apple has announced for the subscription-streaming service include: “For All Mankind,” Ronald D. Moore’s alternative-history drama series about the space race; “Little America,” an anthology series based on real stories of immigrants from Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon; Sara Bareilles/J.J. Abrams romantic dramedy “Little Voice”; “Dickinson,” based on the life of the famous poet with Hailee Steinfeld in the title role; and a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” anthology series.Apple is still mulling how it will release episodes on Apple TV Plus. Rather than dropping full seasons all at once for binge-watching (like Netflix), Apple is looking at releasing the first three episodes with the rest to come out weekly, per the Bloomberg report. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Related Popular on Variety Apple is reportedly looking to launch the Apple TV Plus subscription-video service in November — around when Disney Plus is set to debut — for $9.99 per month.Apple TV Plus will bow in November with a “small selection” of shows, Bloomberg reported, citing anonymous sources. At $9.99, which analysts have guessed would be the price point Apple landed on, that would be less than Netflix’s standard plan ($12.99) but higher than Disney Plus ($6.99).The question is whether consumers will find Apple TV Plus compelling enough to fork over 10 bucks every month over the long haul, given the billowing options in the over-the-top space — with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video to be joined by WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and NBCUniversal’s streaming service in the coming months. Disney Plus is set to launch Nov. 12 in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands, followed a week later by Australia and New Zealand.last_img read more

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first_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more For more information: www.ajronline.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | July 01, 2009 Even High Doses of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Doesn’t Cause NSF July 1, 2009 — High doses, gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents alone are not sufficient to cause nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients with kidney problems, according to a study performed at the Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.Contrary to other research indicating NSF is caused by gadolinium-based contrast agents that are commonly used today during MR procedures, this new study, which is published in the June 2009 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology, found contradicting evidence.The study examined the records of 61 patients who had been given high doses — from two to 10 times the usual MRI dose. The patients were undergoing interventional procedures before there were any reports linking gadolinium to NSF. Just one of these patients, a 58-year-old diabetic man with end-stage kidney disease and significant blood vessel blockages, developed NSF.The researchers concluded: “Although gadolinium exposure appears to be a necessary precondition for NSF, gadolinium-based contrast agents alone are not sufficient to cause the disorder, even in very high doses. Clinically relevant nephrotoxicity of gadolinium-based contrast agents was not found.” Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Related Gadolinium Safety Concern ArticlesGadolinium May Remain in Brain after Contrast MRIMRIs During Pregnancy Are Safe, But Gadolinium Scans May Increase Risk to FetusACR Manual on Contrast Media Addresses FDA Gadolinium Safety ConcernsStudy Finds No Association Between Gadolinium Contrast and Nervous System Disorder Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more last_img read more

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