Dino Protein Confirmed

first_imgAn independent study of bone marrow contents from a T. rex that was reported in 2007 to contain fragments of protein has confirmed the claim, reported Science Daily.  Seven peptides from collagen, and apparently traces from hemoglobin, were detected.  The findings are scheduled to be published in the Sept. 4 issue of Journal of Proteome Research.  For a previous report on dinosaur protein see the 04/30/2009 entry.As the evidence for original protein in these dinosaur bones grows, the discussion of how it could last for 65 million years goes strangely quiet.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Open Africa Initiative shines at Davos 2018

first_imgThe Open Africa Initiative, a programme aimed at advancing the concept of intra-Africa economic and cultural integration – while boosting the continent’s young entrepreneurs – had a strong presence at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.The Open Africa Initiative, which was founded by the Africa50 Global Shapers in May 2017, is making strides in its quest to advocate a better future for young Africans through increased intra-Africa trade. (Image: Open Africa Initiative)The programme, which was founded by Africa50 Global Shapers in 2017, sent four representatives to Davos to participate in panel discussions on African economic integration and the benefits it would bring to Africa’s up and coming entrepreneurs.Open Africa representatives included Ghanaian social entrepreneur Foster Akugri, the youngest participant in this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) at the age of 23; Tanzanian edutainment entrepreneur Doreen Kessy; software developer Tinashe Mashungu from Zimbabwe; and South African water engineering prodigy Shamiso Kumbirai.More than 20 African countries have lent their support to Open Africa, which has a presence in 30 African cities. It engages with several trade bodies, as well as the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area team and Agenda 2063.Participation at Davos this year was the culmination of a grassroots project that started in September 2017. An Open Africa bus journey taken by some of the continent’s best business minds travelled to 12 Africa countries, to research the economic trends of the continent and attempt to address challenges of cross-border trade, particularly for small goods traders and young entrepreneurs.The Davos participants shared insights from the journey, particularly on key impediments to the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area. A key objective was to advocate for African governments to adopt the free trade area and to create an African business collaboration platform.Traditionally, the WEF gathering, which features business, political and cultural participants from around the world, aims to develop a shared global narrative to improve the state of the world. This year was no different, and the programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting were focused on creating a “shared future in a fractured world”.Open Africa used the WEF platform to give a voice to African business and to shape the future of Africa by joining the global effort in co-design, co-create and collaborate.Source: Open Africa Initiative  Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Texas makes self-driving cars legal again, no human driver required

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Texas, like Finland, never had a law blocking self-driving cars from public roads, until Thursday when Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that set out the rules of the road.The re-legalization makes a few things clear for automakers and tech companies testing their autonomous vehicles in The Lone Star State. First, self-driving cars without a driver remain legal, as long as the car has a specific amount of insurance and is able to record video, according to a report by The Texas Tribune.See Also: Lyft and nuTonomy announce self-driving R&D partnershipThe manufacturer must accept liability for all accidents on the road, an agreement that both Waymo and Uber have both fought against in other states.Removing the need for a driver could push self-driving tests in Texas to Level 4 autonomy, which means fully autonomous except in certain environments, like heavy snows.Michigan is the only other state which allows self-driving cars to be tested without a driver inside to take control. California and Arizona are looking into legislation that would legalize driverless vehicles, but so far we only have two states.All of this state legalization may be null and void before too long, if a Republican House of Representatives bill passes through Congress. The bill would make the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the national regulator for all things self-driving, and allow up to 100,000 cars a year to be exempt from the NHTSA’s rules. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts center_img Tags:#Autonomous#driverless#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving#Texas#Waymo 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… David Currylast_img read more

21 days agoSouthgate says Man City whiz Foden not ready for England

first_imgSouthgate says Man City whiz Foden not ready for Englandby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGareth Southgate says Phil Foden isn’t ready for an England call-up.Raheem Sterling vouched for his young Manchester City teammate after his goal in Tuesday’s win over Dinamo Zagreb.Despite the snub, Southgate believes the talented attacking midfielder is at the right place to develop.”Every player has a different journey,” said Southgate.”Some go straight into a Premier League team, others have been in the lower divisions and worked their way up, and Tammy Abraham has been at a big club and then had the loan moves.”There’s no perfect path, it doesn’t exist. It’s different for them all. Phil Foden’s training with great players every day. He’s still young and developing physically, and sometimes it’s not right to put them in too soon.”You can’t put young players in just to put young players in. We’ve only put them in because we think they’re good enough.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

HC quashes FIR against rower Bhokanal for harassing wife

first_imgMumbai: In a major relief to Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist rower Dattu Bhokanal, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday quashed an FIR registered against him on charges of cheating and harassing his wife. A bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre quashed the FIR, saying the charges and the material on record against Bhokanal did not make out a case under sections 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Bhokanal had approached the high court earlier this month seeking that the FIR be quashed. Bhokanal is scheduled to participate in the World Rowing Championship in Austria which is scheduled to be held from August 25 to September 1. The 28-year-old rower from Nashik had said that if the charges against him were not quashed, he would not be able to attend the competition. Bhokanal was India’s only rower to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In May this year, he was booked by the Nashik police under sections 498 A and 420 of the IPC, after his police constable wife complained that Bhokanal had been harassing her mentally and physically.last_img read more

American Gymnasts Are Exceptional On The Vault

But in the Olympics’ event finals, when gymnasts can win individual medals on apparatuses, the then-16-year-old American landed on her behind on an easier vault. That landed her the silver medal.Maroney wasn’t impressed, but she wasn’t deterred either. She returned next season with the same tough skill and won her second world vault title.Maroney is the highest flier in a recent line of fantastic American vaulters. But before 2005, only one American woman had ever won a medal in vault at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships: Brandy Johnson tied for silver in 1989. A decade-and-a-half later came Alicia Sacramone, who won four of the eight medals the U.S. has claimed in the event since 2005 — gold (2010), silver (2006) and bronze (2005 and 2007). And since 2009, the American women have won four world vaulting titles.There’s a good chance the medal streak will continue in 2014. Maroney is sitting out the world championships this week in Nanning, China, following knee surgery, but Simone Biles (the current U.S. and world all-around champion) and Mykayla Skinner have qualified to compete in Saturday’s vault final. Of note, Biles posted the highest qualifying score for the vault, balance beam, floor exercise and all-around.Long gone are the days of the perfect 10. In vaulting finals, gymnasts perform two vaults from two groups, and each earns two marks — one for difficulty and one for execution. The difficulty score is predetermined and higher if there are more saltos and twists. For example, the Amanar that Maroney and Biles (below) generally perform has a 6.3 difficulty value, downgraded in 2013 from a 6.5; Skinner’s Cheng is worth 6.4.The execution mark is out of 10 and considers the gymnast’s form on the vaulting table and in the air; her height and distance from the table; and how she lands (i.e. whether she “sticks” the landing). Those values sum to produce a total score for each vault. The average of the two total scores determines the gymnast’s final score.So, Americans are good at vaulting, but just how good are they at eking out the best scores for particular vaults? I used results provided by USA Gymnastics to plot the 76 vaults completed in the most prestigious vaulting event each year since 2009 (for every season except 2012, an Olympic year, that event is the world championships). As the chart below shows, U.S. gymnasts have generally received some of the best execution scores for vaults at the highest levels of difficulty. (A technical note: I plotted only the raw difficulty and execution marks prior to penalties. I omitted four vaults that received a total score of 0.00; a gymnast earns a 0.00 if, for instance, she fails to land on her feet first, or touches the springboard or table without completing the vault.)The two outliers in the bottom right corner belong to Yamilet Peña Abreu of the Dominican Republic, who lacked in execution while performing the demanding Produnova at the London Games and the 2013 world championship. (At the 2011 world championships, she landed on her back and earned a 0.00.) Last year, the vault — a front handspring onto the table followed by two front somersaults — was downgraded by 0.1, to a difficulty score of 7.0. Peña Abreu was the first gymnast to complete it in competition since its namesake, Elena Produnova, in 1999. Two others have landed it in competition in 2014. You may not remember the vault. You probably remember her face.In 2012, McKayla Maroney performed at the Olympic Games what was deemed by women’s gymnastics judges and commentators as perhaps the best-executed vault in the history of the sport. Her jaw-dropping Amanar, which includes two-and-a-half twists, came in the team portion of the competition: read more

For Jermain Defoe getting tattoos is addictive

first_imgFor more than a decade, the English striker has been a goalscoring machine, but also a creative mind on what he would display on his skinEnglish forward Jermain Defoe is currently playing for AFC Bournemouth since 2017.The English Premier League goalscoring machine had his best years with Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland.But apart from loving seeing his name on the scoresheet, he loves tattoos.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I’d always wanted a tattoo but I always thought that if I got one it had to mean something. The first one I got was a cross on my hand with some stars, I must have been about 21 or 22,” he told Bournemouth’s official website.“I come from a Christian background and it was off the cuff. I was with my friend in Fulham and we just walked into the shop and my friend was saying that he knew the guy and he was good, he said ‘just get one,’ so I did.”“I think if I’d planned it I wouldn’t have done it because I was a little bit scared, but I got it done and then when he started it was the worst pain because it was on my hand,” he added.“Yeah, everyone said that, once you get one, that’s it. I was like ‘really? I don’t want to be going through this pain again,’ but I remember when he was doing it, and I don’t know if other people feel the same, but I was sitting there wondering what I could get done next, it’s so addictive,” he explained.last_img read more

Home evacuated after nicked gas line in Oceanside

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 20, 2018 Updated: 5:08 PM KUSI Newsroom, May 20, 2018center_img Home evacuated after nicked gas line in Oceanside OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — Landscaping workers nicked a natural gas line in Oceanside Sunday, leading authorities to evacuate a home until utility crews were able to stop the gas leak.The incident happened about 1 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Ditmar Street, near Ditmar Elementary School, according to Oceanside police Lt. Matthew Cole.A worker accidentally struck the gas line while digging, causing gas to spew into the air for about 45 minutes, said Jess Specht of the Oceanside Fire Department.A home directly in front of the leak was evacuated, Specht said. Firefighters also intended to evacuate another nearby home, but found it was already empty.San Diego Gas and Electric workers shut off the gas line by 2 p.m., and the residents of the evacuated home were allowed to return, Specht said. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more