Snowden wants asylum in Brazil report

first_imgBRASÍLIA – U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden plans to seek political asylum in Brazil in exchange for helping investigate U.S. spying on this country, a newspaper said Tuesday.The former contractor expressed his willingness to aid a Brazilian Senate probe in an “open letter to the Brazilian people” which was published in Folha de São Paulo.In the letter, Snowden, who has temporary asylum in Russia, said that until he obtains permanent asylum the U.S. government will continue to interfere with his ability to speak out.Snowden, by downloading a vast trove of classified documents while working as an intelligence contractor for the NSA, has revealed a vast NSA program that culls information from telephone calls and emails around the world, including in Brazil.Snowden avoids directly requesting asylum in the letter, but Folha said his goal is in fact to come to Brazil. It quotes the journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is based in Brazil and has written about many of the documents released by Snowden.Brazil has a long tradition of granting asylum.Snowden praises Brazil’s fierce reaction to news it was among the countries the NSA spied on. President Dilma Rousseff canceled a visit to Washington in October after learning of it.Rousseff was among the targets of the U.S. surveillance, via her cellphone, as were the state oil company Petrobras and everyday Brazilian citizens. Facebook Comments Related posts:Edward Snowden: ‘I already won’ Britain defends destruction of Snowden data European Parliament wants Snowden, NSA chief to testify on spying ¡Bienvenido, Señor Snowden!last_img read more

July 21 2004 Cosanti Foundation long time staff m

first_imgJuly 21, 2004Cosanti Foundation long time staff member Roger Tomalty is in Venice, Italy, to teach a Silt Cast Workshop at the IUAV School of Architecture. [Photo: Antonio Fragiacomo & text: Matteo Di Michele]Cosanti Foundation long time staff member Roger Tomalty is in Venice, Italy, to teach a Silt Cast Workshop at the IUAV School of Architecture. [Photo: Antonio Fragiacomo & text: Matteo Di Michele] [left photo] The IUAV School of Architecture in Venice is one of the most prestigious architecture schools in Italy. It has started an intensive summer program of innovative sessions with the intention of facilitating the expressive capacities of its students by putting a consistent amount of space and tools at their disposal. Important architects from all around the world were invited to participate. One of these courses, mandatory to graduate from the School, is about Paolo Soleri and Arcosanti. [right photo] Marco Felici introduces the students to Paolo Soleri’s LEAN ALTERNATIVE. [left photo: IUAV, right photo: Antonio Fragiacomo & text: Matteo Di Michele] The course has been organized and delivered by Architect Antonio Fragiacomo, Structural Engineer Marco Felici and Cosanti Research Associate Roger Tomalty, with the precious help of Daniela Bruni, Maurizio Ranzi (Roma Tre University), Sandra Suatoni (Istituto Italiano Per La Grafica), Lorenzo Alfieri, Robert Clyde and Arcosanti residents Mary Hoadley and Matteo Di Michele. [Photo: Antonio Fragiacomo & text: Matteo Di Michele]last_img read more

The sociopath hides his or her difference After l

first_img The sociopath hides his or her difference. After letting it show a time or two—and probably being punished by a parent as a result—the sociopath covers up the truth and keeps it covered. But the reason for hiding it is not embarrassment (the sociopath doesn’t feel embarrassment), but because it hinders him from getting what he want. Sociopaths understand that they are different from normal people and learn to mimic normal behavior. This mimicry has a purpose: It gets the sociopath what he or she wants. Since sociopaths have no empathy for others, making use of normal people feels just fine to them. Likewise, they feel no remorse. Because they lack an internal feedback system, sociopaths are excellent liars. For example, they can often pass lie detector tests, since those tests register the effects of our internal feedback system, which they don’t have. Empathy, as viewed by the sociopath, is a weakness, and he considers himself superior, because he isn’t burdened by it. By Paul Rosenberg Here’s the bad news: Predators walk among us, and they are indistinguishable from normal people. These differently wired humans have a predatory advantage, and they use it. This is not a plot from a scary movie; this is real. I am deadly serious about this, though by the end of this column, I will also explain why there is also good news. These predators are called sociopaths (psychopaths in the clinical literature). They rather seldom damage our bodies, but they make careers out of bleeding our souls. I’m not trying to be dramatic, by the way. I was holding this subject for the next issue of my subscription newsletter, but the more I worked on it, the more I was convinced that I should publish some key points ahead of schedule. This is important. So, before we go any further, I’d like to give you two essential facts that will allow you to protect yourself from sociopaths. If you can remember these, you’ll avoid a lot of pain: 1 in 50 people is a predator. At least 2% of the overall populace are sociopaths, and some estimates are double that. Perhaps 75% of them are male, though no one knows why. That means that at least every thirty-third man is a sociopath, and every hundredth woman. Most of us have a feeling that everyone has some goodness in them. This is generally a useful feeling, but it’s only true for 49 out of 50 humans. That last one is a predator without a conscience. I don’t like the sound of that any better than you do, but it has been proven over and over and over. We need to face the facts, and we cannot treat these people like we do everyone else. You must pay attention to inauthentic emotions. Sociopaths have a “tell” that gives them away: Emotions that are not quite right. They don’t have much in the way of positive emotions themselves, so they fake them. But they can never fake them completely. Authentic expressions of emotions are very complex, involving dozens of muscles, increased or decreased blood flow and pressure, pulse rate, posture, tone of voice, and more. Normal people are deeply familiar with these complicated arrangements and innately understand their patterns. The sociopath, on the other hand, doesn’t feel them and can’t grasp their patterns. He or she must mimic them. But because of the great complexity involved, the sociopath can never mimic them terribly well. So, you must notice inauthentic emotions, remember them, and not ignore them in an effort to be nice. The How and the Why There are a lot of things to understand about sociopaths, and we can’t cover them all in one column, but I will give you the basics, which are these: Sociopaths have a profound lack of empathy for the feelings of others. They lack the internal feedback system by which normal people monitor themselves. (Most people call this “conscience,” which is probably as useful a term as any.) Sociopaths do not have this and don’t feel bad about abusing other people. It’s not that they feel bad and ignore it—they don’t feel it at all. A sociopath is likely to maintain a group of people who believe whole-heartedly that he is a good, kind, honest person. He’ll work in calculated ways to create and maintain that opinion in them. Here is what Hervey Cleckley wrote about sociopaths in his classic text on the subject, The Mask of Sanity: Beauty and ugliness, except in a very superficial sense; goodness, evil, love, horror and humor have no actual meaning, no power to move him. Now we come to the question of why sociopaths are this way, and we do have some answers. Recent brain scans indicate that sociopaths have unusually small amygdalae (the part of the brain associated with emotional reactions, decisionmaking, and memory processing). A region of the brain’s frontal cortex, called the orbitofrontal cortex, seems problematic as well. This region, which communicates with the amygdala, is also involved with decision making. So, the cause of sociopathy is almost certainly organic. Someday it should be curable with genetic engineering, but for now, there is no cure at all. That means that you have zero chance of talking a sociopath into behaving well. Trying to repair a sociopath tells him that you’re a ripe sucker, and nothing more. He’ll play along, tell you what you want to hear, fake the emotions he thinks you’ll respond to, and bleed you dry, emotionally and physically. And he’ll never feel a moment’s remorse as you finally contemplate suicide. Yes, I know this is dark stuff, but it’s better to be forewarned than to learn through harsh experience. Why This Is Actually Good News Considering that sociopaths make up 2% of the total population, and considering that a sociopath is responsible for several times more damage than the average person (I’d guess at least five to ten times as much), then… training people to recognize and avoid sociopaths would eliminate a serious percentage of human suffering. And it gets better. Aside from natural causes like diseases, the number-one source of pain on Earth is political systems. For today I’ll pass up the argument of whether states are necessary or not; instead, I’d like to make a simpler point: Governments, like all hierarchies, are havens for sociopaths. And governments have, over the last century, killed approximately 260 million people. (See Death by Government, by R.J. Rummel.) So, what would happen if millions of people, because they were able to recognize sociopaths, stopped empowering and obeying them? I’m trying to think of any single thing that would eliminate human suffering better than sociopath recognition, and I’m not coming up with much. Furthermore, it would be easy: websites, billboards, tiny radio and TV ads, flyers, handouts, and just about anything else could be used. The concepts are simple and potent, and the motivation to avoid pain is inherent in human nature. For far less than corporate charities spend, something like this would change the world… more, better, and faster. Something to think about. A Free-Man’s Take is written by adventure capitalist, author, and freedom advocate Paul Rosenberg. You can get much more from Paul in his unique monthly newsletter, Free-Man’s Perspective.last_img read more

Why the Next Technological Revolution in Alternative Meat Is Chicken

first_img Brian Kateman Image credit: Juhari Muhade | Getty Images Cofounder and President of the Reducetarian Foundation July 2, 2019 Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Next Article –shares 4 min read Guest Writer Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Add to Queue Why the Next Technological Revolution in Alternative Meat Is Chicken Meat Industry Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Backyard barbecue season is just around the corner, and it’s clear this has been a tremendous year for plant-based meat. Several months ago, Beyond Meat teamed up with Carl’s Jr. and Del Taco to offer its plant-based burgers and crumbles. More recently, Burger King announced the nationwide rollout of a Whopper made with a vegetarian patty from the startup Impossible Foods. These and other leading plant-based meat-alternative companies bet big on beef, and boy, did it paid off. But some companies already have their eyes set on the next technological revolution in meat: chicken.While beef alternatives may be getting most of the buzz lately, animal-based chicken is the uncontested champion of American plates. Beginning in 1992, for the first time in recorded history, chicken became more popular than beef in the U.S. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2018, Americans ate a record 93 pounds of chicken per person, and roughly the same amount is projected for 2019 — more than 50 percent of beef consumption.Why the meteoric rise in chicken consumption? Many factors play a role, but two stand out. Firstly, in one survey, 88 percent of consumers said they think that chicken is healthier than beef or pork (although recent evidence suggests this may not be true). Secondly, price: according to Food and Agricultural Economist Jayson Lusk, “In the early 1970s, a pound of beef was about 2.5 times more expensive than a pound of chicken, and this figure trended upward over time. Today, beef is over four times more expensive than chicken.”To meet this demand, food companies have begun to roll out chicken alternatives on the market. Perdue Foods in partnership with Better Meat Co. is touting a line of chicken products that blend chicken and vegetables — a mix of cauliflower and chickpeas formed into chicken nuggets, tenders and patties — that will be coming to retailers nationwide in September. Tyson Foods is promoting the fact that it will begin selling nuggets made from pea protein at grocery stores this summer. A new entrant into the foray, Rebellyous Foods, is aiming to corner the meat-free fried chicken market by bringing plant-based meat’s costs down.In the U.K., KFC has just announced it is trialing a vegan chicken burger in stores across England. The Imposter Burger features a fillet made from Quorn, coated in the Colonel’s Original Recipe herbs and spices. It proved so popular that it sold out in just a couple of days.While it is true that there are many plant-based chicken products already on the market, they have arguably fallen behind the unprecedented innovation we’ve seen in its red meat counterpart. Indeed, the investment into research and development of comparable chicken products seems to have been far outweighed by the likes of red meat products such as the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger. These recent developments, however, could signal a change. And there is a lot at stake to getting plant-based chicken right.Nine out of every 10 land animals killed for meat are chickens. The overwhelming majority are raised on factory farms, where they are confined in dark, warehouse-like buildings, each packed with as many as tens of thousands of chickens. Such intensive confinement breeds filth and disease, and many suffer from serious health problems as a result, including chronic respiratory illnesses and bacterial infections. (McDonald’s for example still sources chickens who’ve been bred to grow so large, so fast that many cannot even walk without pain. However, Burger King, Subway, Jack in the Box and more than 100 other food companies have committed to phasing out this abuse.) Moreover, poultry farming is one of the leading causes of climate change, as production methods inherently spew carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and other greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. And our culinary love affair with chicken may help explain why only one in 10 adults get enough fruits or vegetables.The reality is that most consumers don’t choose food based on these ethical, environmental and health issues. Rather, they decide what to eat based on price, taste and convenience. Therefore, the only way we’ll solve these problems is if companies are able to develop chicken alternatives that are just as inexpensive, delicious and common place as animal-based meat, much like the Impossible Burger and the Beyond Burger have already achieved. By investing more research and development into plant-based chicken products, it may not be long before more consumers are squawking for more of them. By investing more research and development into plant-based chicken products, it may not be long before consumers are squawking for more of them. Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Ecommerce Shop Fancy Just Laid Off a Third of Its Staff

first_img 4 min read Ecommerce Shop Fancy Just Laid Off a Third of Its Staff This story originally appeared on Business Insider Add to Queue Layoffs Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. November 14, 2014 Joe Einhorn’s e-commerce shop Fancy, which was rumored to be in ~$1 billion acquisition talks with eBay in September, has laid off an estimated one-third of its staff, multiple sources tell Business Insider.A few layoffs were scattered throughout the summer, two sources say, with the largest round occurring on or about September 30. There, 10-15 staffers across different departments were handed paperwork by the company’s lawyer, Andrew Tuch. COO Michael Silverman only said a sentence or two, then dismissed the group.”Just fired 16 employees in one day with no warning and no explanation,” an anonymous reviewer wrote on Glassdoor in October. A number of Glassdoor reviewers allege that the company has a tendency to fire employees just before their stock options vest. Two former Fancy employees estimate that one-third of the company was cut that day, scaling a team of 45 US employees last year down to about 15 or 20 now. Another person who confirmed the layoffs thinks the one-third estimate is too high and estimates the the company had about 80 employees world-wide during its prime.Two executives have departed in recent months: Creative Director Jake Frey and General Merchandising Director Lee Assoulin. One source says the layoffs struck shortly after a board meeting. Roles cut include buyers, sales processors and business development.The reason for the layoffs vary depending on whom you ask. Those who are disgruntled feel the company spent too much cash and is in desperate need of a lifeboat. “If I had to speculate, [the layoffs occurred] because Fancy isn’t making enough money to support the business and pay salaries, and the investment money from last year (about $60 million) is pretty much all gone,” one person says.A SEC filing spotted by AllThingsD’s Jason Del Rey showed that executives from Fancy took about $20 million off the table during the company’s last fundraise. A source familiar with the company’s thinking admits that the filing looked bad, but says the money was distributed among a dozen early supporters of the company. “That money was distributed between 10-12 people who were part of the beginning fundraising,” this person says. “It wasn’t getting anyone super rich.” This person says the company is currently raising a new round, but wasn’t sure of the valuation.In September, Bloomberg reported that Fancy was in talks to get acquired by eBay for ~ $1 billion. One former staffer guessed layoffs might have had something to do with that.While Fancy did meet with eBay’s Marketplaces Business Unit President, Devin Wenig, a source familiar with the talks says no buyout price was ever discussed and was skeptical acquisition talks with eBay had ever occurred. This person says it was a typical business meeting, similar to one Fancy had with Twitter, which resulted in a Twitter Commerce partnership. Fancy recently pivoted its business from being a first-party merchant (storing inventory and shipping it to customers) to a third party merchant, where other businesses promote, sell and ship their own items to Fancy’s users. “What they were doing with first-party buying was — well, it was working in that it was making revenue and blah, blah, blah — but it wasn’t getting the full social shopping experience, where a user could look at whatever they wanted and get it in the same day,” a source familiar with the company’s thinking says. “When things started getting slow, Fancy had to pivot and make this third-party storefront. It’s an incredible tool. Imagine going on Shopify and buying everyone on there all in one place.”The pivot, this person says, is what forced the company to downsize.”It is clear as day what was happening with Fancy,” says the source. “We went from first party to third party merchants, so there was a group of people in charge of that. Fancy tried to repurpose as many of those people into other roles as possible but at the end of the day, it’s a startup and when it pivots it pivots…[Layoffs are] always unfortunate but at the end of the day, Fancy is a startup that is still young and agile.”Fancy COO Michael Silverman and CEO Joe Einhorn did not return requests for comment. Next Article Alyson Shontell –shares Register Now »last_img read more

New blood test for pediatric brain tumor patients offers safer approach than

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 16 2018A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s National Health System.Unlike a standard brain biopsy, which entails drilling a small hole through the skull to extract a sample of the tumor, the so-called liquid biopsy is minimally invasive and involves analyzing molecules in the blood or the cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes the brain and spinal cord, for the tumor’s specific genetic signature. The study appears in Clinical Cancer Research on Oct. 15, 2018.In the study, 48 children with a high-grade brain tumor called diffuse midline glioma (DMG) underwent liquid biopsies using plasma from blood draws and cerebrospinal fluid from spinal punctures. The investigators looked for circulating tumor DNA in these samples, using a highly sensitive technique called digital droplet polymerase chain reaction that precisely counts individual DNA molecules.They identified a driver mutation called H3K27M in 42 of the 48 patients, a level comparable to that found using standard biopsy.Among the 12 children who had undergone liquid biopsy before and after radiation — standard treatment for many types of brain tumors — the investigators discovered that the circulating tumor DNA had decreased significantly, indicating the tumor had receded. This reduction was later confirmed by MRI in 10 of the 12 patients.”Most diffuse midline gliomas can be surgically biopsied, but this is frequently not carried out at recurrence, due to risk,” said co-senior author Sabine Mueller, MD, PhD, a pediatric neuro-oncologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. “Consequently, physicians rely on clinical exams and MRIs to assess response to therapy, although both of these methods are limited in sensitivity and specificity.”Subtle tumor growth may not be evident on MRI, leading to under-diagnosis in its earliest phase. When tumor recession is detected on MRI, it is a clear indicator that the child’s treatment is working, but radiation and certain other treatments can cause inflammation that masquerades as growth making it difficult to assess the impact of treatment.Brain tumors are the most deadly form of childhood cancer, according to a 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Close to 30 percent of childhood cancer deaths are now attributed to brain tumors. Unlike treatments for childhood leukemia and lymphoma, which have improved steadily for decades, advances have been modest for some types of pediatric brain tumors.First Time Technique Used in Pediatric Brain Tumor TrialRelated StoriesMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaWearing a hearing aid may mitigate dementia riskAt a time when neuro-oncologists are reimagining treatment of high-grade and refractory brain tumors, and turning to targeted therapies that match a tumor’s mutations, there is a heightened need to monitor tumor growth, evolution and response to treatment, said co-senior author Javad Nazarian, PhD, of Children’s National Health System and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.”Selecting appropriate, tumor-specific treatments requires the ability to frequently monitor progression of the tumor and the genetic changes that evolve over time,” Nazarian said. “Circulating tumor DNA is increasingly used for disease monitoring in adult cancers, including the adult brain tumor glioblastoma, and melanoma, lung, breast and colon cancers. However, this is the first use of the technique in a pediatric brain tumor population in a clinical trial.”Bringing emerging technologies to the clinic will allow us to achieve precision medicine for treating the most vulnerable patient populations,” he said.The researchers further looked at a subset of patients with an especially virulent form of DMG called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). These patients were enrolled in a trial conducted by the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium, led by Mueller. Looking only at plasma samples — which are less enriched than cerebrospinal fluid with circulating tumor in DNA — the researchers detected a type of mutation at diagnosis in 16 of the 20 samples that had been identified at standard biopsy.Following tumor progression, nine of the children with DIPG underwent precision therapy with drugs that matched the mutations identified with liquid biopsy. The treatment led to a drop in circulating tumor DNA, indicating reduced tumor volume, which was later confirmed by MRI.Liquid Biopsy Offers Quick Answers to Treatment Effectiveness”These results are encouraging,” said Mueller. “Liquid biopsies have the potential to tell us if a patient is a candidate for a targeted therapy and if that therapy is working in real time.”Eventually, targeted therapies will lose effectiveness as the tumor ‘learns’ new ways to evade treatment, and new mutations and alterations will drive its growth. Over time, we anticipate that new targeted therapies will emerge that will further slow disease progression.” Source: read more

Machine tools receiving a checkup

The researchers configure the measuring nest. Credit: Fraunhofer IWU Explore further Machine tools are thermally sensitive: operational precision can be disrupted when hall doors are opened in the winter, even for a brief period of time. Most companies have manufacturing facilities situated around the world, often in environments without air conditioning. The result is machinery imprecision and product rejections. Power units and other heat sources like hot tools can also have a negative effect. In a recently inaugurated climate chamber that is one of a kind worldwide, researchers at Fraunhofer IWU in Chemnitz are studying the influence that climate conditions and ambient interactions exert on machine tools and their components. “Exposure to sunlight and drafts causes thermal interactions in the form of structural stretching, which we are able to reproduce in the environmental chamber. The aim is to stabilize and enhance machine precision directly via a machine control system by correcting thermally-induced errors during operation,” explains Dr. Janine Glänzel, research scientist at Fraunhofer IWU. To cite an example, thermal influences particularly affect machines with long beds or vertically structured systems because they accumulate heat asymmetrically during operation and bend to one side.The research scientist and her team simulate a wide variety of temperature scenarios: In the newly inaugurated test lab, temperatures of 10 to 40 degrees Celsius can be configured with a tolerance of plus/minus 0.1 Kelvin as well as air humidity of 10 to 90 percent with a tolerance of three percent. “We turned the thermal chamber we had into an climate chamber. The new ventilation components, steam humidifier, and absorption dryer now enable us to control air humidity in addition to temperature,” says Glänzel. For example, the researcher and her colleagues are able to study the influence humidity has on the swelling properties of modern materials like wet mix concrete. Thanks to the removable ceiling, entire machine tools can be lifted into the climate chamber via crane. Credit: Fraunhofer IWU Thanks to a surface area of 40 square meters, a vertical clearance of 4.5 meters, and a removable ceiling, the environmental chamber is large enough to fit not only individual components, but also entire machine tools which are lifted into place by the hall crane. The temperature-controlled flooring is designed to hold a maximum weight of 20 tons. Provided by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Influences like temperature variation, drafts, and air humidity can heavily compromise precision. The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is exposing machines to various climate zones around the world without actually shipping them to Southeast Asia, Canada, or Brazil: A newly inaugurated climate chamber is able to test how ambient conditions affect the function of lathes and other machines. Citation: Machine tools receiving a check-up (2018, February 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Adapters enable better communication between machines Before initiating measurement, the researchers perform a simulation-based analysis to determine where best to place temperature and displacement sensors. The scientists adhere the temperature sensors directly to the machine, while the displacement sensors are mounted onto a measuring frame set up around the machine tool and linked via small rods to measuring blocks at neuralgic points—i.e. in locations where the researchers are able to measure the most influential thermal displacements. The temperature sensors enable them to measure the influence that internal and external thermal loads have on the machine structure. Temperature fluctuations are mapped automatically over the course of the experiment. It’s also possible to gauge the behavior of machine tools under long-term exposure. “The principle behind our sophisticated technology for cooling and heating functions like the climate control system in a car,” according to Glänzel. That means manufacturers and users alike have the ability to configure their machine tools in advance, and to adapt them to future ambient conditions.When displacement does arise, the researchers implement corrective algorithms they have developed themselves to adapt production precision. The measured values are integrated into the corrective process. “We calculate correction values directly via a reference point on the tool, known as the tool center point, so that thermal deformations during production can be corrected,” explains the mathematician with an affinity for technology. Additionally, the researchers determine the level of heat dissipation from the machine tools before transferring it to the cooling system to save energy.The climate chamber is the focal point of research in the special project Transregio 96, “Thermo-energetic design of machine tools,” which aims to adjust the parameters of energy use, precision, and productivity to achieve an optimal solution. The German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) is sponsoring the research project. 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. 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Using solar to light up communities grow incomes of rural households

first_imgImmaculate Tumwebaze, is a resident of Katara village, Kichwamba sub county, Rubirizi district. She is one of the 18 members of Katara Women Poverty Eradication Group (KWPEG) that have benefited from the Scaling-up rural electrification using innovative solar PV distribution models project by World Wide Fund for Nature Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO) with funding from European Union. This project aims at increasing access to clean energy for lighting and cooking for households in the Albertine Graben. Provided by WWF Explore further Kenyan’s mission: solar lamps to empower the poor 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.center_img Credit: Happy Ali Citation: Using solar to light up communities, grow incomes of rural households (2018, November 28) retrieved 17 July 2019 from The mother of six says she does not regret the decision she took to get a loan from the saving scheme and pay for the solar since it has served her needs.Early November 2017, Tumwebaze acquired the solar from KIIMA FOODS, a project coordinating hub for the southern Albertine Graben with about eight districts.With the provision of paying in installments, she started with Shs 100,000 which is the 20 per cent of the total cost of the solar product.Tumwebaze has been paying about Shs 50,000 monthly, and is hopeful that she will finish her payments by the end of November 2018.”I had for the last nine years used the Kerosene lamps to provide light both at home and at the shop…this took a lot of money and even the light was not bright,” Tumwebaze narrates.She used to buy paraffin from Nyakasharu or Ndekye trading Centres which are about 10 kilometers away from her shop, adding that she would use paraffin of Shs 1,000 a day and transport of Shs 4,000 weekly.She adds that the kerosene lamps had put her health at risk since she would inhale intoxicated fumes from the lamp and the same fumes would also dirten everything in her house.”I also used to fear that at one time the kerosene lamp would cause fire that would burn my shop as it has ever happened to other people here,” she adds.But on top of all the other challenges of using a kerosene lamp, Tumwebaze also notes that the it would never provide a bright flame, something that thieves would see as a chance to steal items from her shop.”You know some of these customers are thieves. They would point at some product and when I turn to pick it, I find they have already stolen some other thing. This is no longer there. I have enough light,” Tumwebaze says.Additionally, Tumwebaze notes that with solar electricity now, she is able to charge her phone and cut on the expenses she used to incur when charging from other people’s homes that were also distant.Tumwebaze is hopeful that her son Monday Joseph who sat for his Primary Leaving Exams (UPE) this year will pass with flying colors since he utilized the light for his evening and morning revisions.last_img read more

Flushed Goldfish Grew to Be KittenSize in Niagara River

first_img Image Gallery: Invasive Species A monstrously huge goldfish was recently captured in the Niagara River in New York. The goldfish was presumably a discarded house pet that may have been illegally released or survived a traumatic flush down a toilet. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper (BNW), a nonprofit working to protect and restore the Niagara River and Lake Erie watershed, caught and photographed the giant goldfish in the river’s Black Rock Canal, sharing an image in a Facebook post on June 14. [In Photos: Thousands of Goldfish Swarm in Colorado Lake] In the photo, Marcus Rosten, an employee of the nonprofit, cradles the fish in two hands; the orange leviathan measured a whopping 14 inches (36 centimeters) long, according to the post.These Sharks Were Too Busy to Notice a Bigger Predator Watching ThemThe unexpected twist at the end of this feeding frenzy delighted scientists.Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really Loud00:35关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0002:2802:28 An even more supersized goldfish was nabbed in California’s Lake Tahoe in 2013; it weighed in at just over 4 lbs. (2 kilograms) and measured nearly 2 feet (61 cm) long. Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus) are native to eastern Asia and belong to the carp family. They usually reach about 1 to 2 inches (3 to 5 cm) in length when they live in aquariums or small fish tanks; at most, they grow to about 6 inches (15 cm) in captivity, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). But when goldfish are released into streams and rivers, they often grow to be 12 to 14 inches (31 to 36 cm) long. The first sightings of goldfish in New York waterways date to 1842; more than a dozen other states also noted the appearance of goldfish in rivers and streams by the end of the 19th century, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Today, goldfish can be found in waterways across New York State, “the result of illegally released pets or escapees from bait buckets,” the DEC reported. The fish can survive year-round in the Lake Erie watershed, and goldfish reproduce very quickly; a handful of goldfish released into a Colorado lake in 2012 multiplied to number in the thousands just three years later. Invasive goldfish directly compete with native fish, and in large numbers, they upset the natural biodiversity of vulnerable freshwater environments, a BNW representative told Live Science in an email. “Aquatic invasive species that don’t naturally belong in the Great Lakes, like this goldfish, are a constant threat to the health of native wildlife populations and their habitats,” the representative said. Across all of the Great Lakes, goldfish populations are estimated to run into the tens of millions, the BNW posted on Facebook. Photos: Giant Goldfish & Other Freaky Fish Alien Invaders: Destructive Invasive Species Originally published on Live Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedVikings: Free Online GameUndoMarie Claire | HanacureMeet The Beauty Equivalent To TIME’s Person Of The Year AwardMarie Claire | HanacureUndoPrimeSolarQuotesCalifornia Signs Solar Law Helping Homeowners Save Hundreds A Month.PrimeSolarQuotesUndoClassmatesSearch For Any High School Yearbook, It’s Free.ClassmatesUndoDr. Marty Nature's Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat Food3 Signs Something’s Wrong Inside Your Cat’s BodyDr. Marty Nature’s Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat FoodUndoAncestryThe Story Behind Your Last Name Will Surprise YouAncestryUndolast_img read more

Nearly 73 per cent polling recorded in Mizoram pollsNearly 73 per cent

first_imgMizoram SHARE Published on COMMENTS elections November 28, 2018 COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Around 73 per cent votes were cast in the Mizoram assembly polls on Wednesday but the figure is expected to rise as there were long queues of voters outside polling booths to exercise their franchise, Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra said.Polling was held in all the 40 assembly seats.Kundra told reporters that the highest turnout of 81 per cent was reported at Serchhip seat, where Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is one of the contestants.At Kanhmun village in Mamit district bordering Tripura where Bru refugees lodged in Tripura camps cast their votes, 52 per cent of the 118,987 electorate exercised their franchise, he said.“This is satisfactory considering the circumstances,” he said.The polling in Kanhmun ended at 3 pm, while for the rest of the state the time was 4 pm.“I congratulate the Mizo people for free, fair and peaceful elections. My special gratitude to the Mizo civil society, particularly Young Mizo Association. They helped the election authority in every possible manner… ,” said Kundra, who had replaced S B Shahshank less than a fortnight before the polls.Shahshank had been removed by the Election Commission following large-scale protests by civil societies after he complained against Mizoram’s Principal Secretary (home) Lalninmawia Chuaungo for playing an active role in the revision of electoral roll of Bru refugees lodged in the Tripura camps since 1997.last_img read more

Bombay HC upholds reservation for Maratha community but says 16 not justifiable

first_imgA view of the Bombay High Court – BusinessLine SHARE SHARE EMAIL Directs quota to be reduced from the present 16 to 12-13 per cent Maharashtra Reservation COMMENT The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education but said the quota should be reduced from the present 16 per cent to 12 to 13 per cent.A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre said the quota percentage should be reduced as recommended by the State Backward Classes Commission.The commission in it report earlier recommended 12 per cent quota in education and 13 per cent in jobs.“We hold and declare that the state government possesses legislative competence to create a separate category of Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) and grant reservation,” the court said. “We, however, have held that the 16 per cent (quota) should be reduced to 12 to 13 per cent, as recommended by the commission,” the bench said.The court further held that the state’s legislative competence is not affected by the amendment to Article 342(a) of the Constitution of India.As per the 102nd amendment to Article 342(a), reservation can be granted only if a particular community is named in the list prepared by the President of India.“We conclude that the report submitted by the State Backward Classes Commission was based on quantifiable data and was correct in classifying the Maratha community as socially and educationally backward,” the bench said in its judgment.The court said it was aware the Supreme Court in the past said the quota should not exceed 50 per cent.“However, in exceptional circumstances, the 50 per cent (limit) can be exceeded if it is based on quantifiable data,” the court said.Admissions in post graduate medical courses Soon after the judgment was delivered, the state government told the court that it has already granted admissions in post graduate medical courses under the reservation up to 16 per cent.Government counsel V A Thorat sought permission to let the percentage remain 16 per cent for these courses this year.The bench asked the government to file a separate application for this.The court was hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the state government’s decision granting 16 per cent reservation to the Maratha community in government jobs and educational institutions.On November 30, 2018, the Maharashtra legislature passed a bill granting 16 per cent reservation in education and government jobs for the Marathas, declared a socially and educationally backward class by the government.The reservation will be in addition to the existing 52 per cent reservation in the state.Several petitions were filed in HC challenging the reservation, while few others were filed in its support. Published on SHARE 0 courts and legal June 27, 2019 COMMENTSlast_img read more

Malaysias ecommerce industry poised for strong growth in 2H19

first_img e-Commerce , Shopee Related News Tags / Keywords: KUALA LUMPUR: Shopee, Southeast Asia and Taiwan’s leading e-commerce platform, expects e-commerce activities to increase in the second half of the year. “We have no qualms that second half of 2019 is going to be a vibrant season that is poised for strong growth with the 9.9, 10.10, 11.11 and 12.12 sales, not just for our industry but also the entire network of industries that support e-commerce including the banks, telcos and logistics providers,” Shopee said in a statement. Based on empirical data, the e-commerce platform said the first half of the year was usually quieter in the e-commerce world with shopping activities increasing towards the tail end of the year. “However, Shopee recorded stellar performance on all fronts of our business during the first half of 2019, which was supported by the increased shopping activities particularly during Chinese New Year and Hari Raya. We achieved more than a 3-fold increase from 2018’s corresponding festive periods,” it said, adding that its growth was further fueled by the introduction of its next-day delivery service in June. AdChoices广告To-date, Shopee Malaysia employs more than 600, a 50% increase from the same period in 2018. The employees in Malaysia are trained to serve the Malaysian and part of Singapore’s markets. The employment and job creation contributes to the growth of Malaysia’s consumption economy.“In just a year, Shopee has doubled the number of downloads of our app from around 10 million downloads to 20 million downloads to-date. This was achieved through creative branding and communications efforts, successful and exclusive brand tie-ups and strong word-of-mouth advocacy by Malaysians in general; a testament that our product serves the demands of the markets,” Shopee said. Shopee said apart from the sales campaigns lined up for the rest of the year, it would continue to scale our efforts in line with the Government’s initiatives in accelerating growth of e-commerce as part of the National eCommerce Strategic Roadmap.“One of our missions has always been to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology. We believe in the transformative power of technology and want to solve social and lifestyle problems for retailers, entrepreneurs and consumers by bridging the gap between all stakeholders and creating greater convenience that would change the way retailers trade and people live,” it said.“We have made it our mandate to ensure that Malaysia is on track to achieve its projected annual e-commerce growth of 20% in 2020. We will continue to work and support to the best of our abilities and capacity to benefit the local economy and Malaysians as we strive towards a high-income nation by 2024,” Shopee said. Comics 20h ago Kee’s World – July 13, 2019 – Tech News 10 Jul 2019 Amazon customer helpline not required, says Europe’s top court in boost for e-commerce e-Commerce 31 May 2019 Shopee introduces live streaming feature Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Serena and Halep chase milestones in Wimbledon final

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams no longer wants to obsess about elusive Grand Slam “number 24” and Simona Halep is desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop the American reaching that milestone but there will be no place for either to hide in Saturday’s final.No matter who wins the title decider on Centre Court, the one thing for certain is that it will be a historic occasion.The 37-year-old Williams is chasing an eighth All England Club singles crown which would see her match Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 major singles titles.National pride will be at stake for Halep as she bids to become the first Romanian to win a singles title at the spiritual home of grasscourt tennis. Halep said if she dwelt on Williams’ records over the past 21 years it might be game over before she stepped on court for a contest compatriot and gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci said would be “watched by every Romanian alive on the planet”.”I will focus on myself. I’m not thinking about her record. Her records are huge already. It’s nothing about that. It’s just a tennis match, big challenge, a great match. So I will try just to give my best,” said Halep, who has lost just one set so far.A quick study of their rivalry would also suggest Williams will probably be the one holding aloft the Venus Rosewater dish considering she has won nine of their previous 10 meetings. The 27-year-old Halep’s only victory over Williams was almost five years ago, while the American has won all three of their Grand Slam clashes, including at Wimbledon in 2011.So which memory from those tussles will Williams rely on as she gets ready for what could be one of the most memorable days in the history of women’s tennis? BIGGEST KEY”The biggest key with our matches is the (6-0 6-2) loss that I had. I never forgot it,” said the 11th seed, who is also bidding to become the first mother to triumph at Wimbledon since Australian Evonne Goolagong beat American Chris Evert in 1980. “She played unbelievable. That makes me know that… she can get there again. So I have to be better than that.”There’s so many impressive things about her. Obviously her tenacity, her ability to find power. Can’t underestimate her. She’s like a little powerhouse. I feel like she’s back. She wants to prove that she can do it again.”Halep will also take heart from their battle at this year’s Australian Open being a close one and the fact that she has more than just an A-game in her repertoire.”I have a better game these days. I can play everywhere, against anyone. When I go on court… I know how to change some things when (other things) don’t work very well,” said the 2018 French Open champion. “Now, I believe that I have my chance to win against her. I respect a lot what she has done and what she’s doing. But I feel mentally stronger facing her.”A ‘Plan B’ or even ‘Plan C’ could come in handy for Halep as Williams was at her devastating best in a 59-minute destruction of unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in the semi-finals. Moving as smoothly and striking the ball as crisply and as powerfully as at any time in her career, the American has so far unleashed 45 aces and won 83 percent of her service games. Playing mixed doubles with Andy Murray, albeit in a losing cause this week, has also helped her to sharpen her volleys – an ominous sight for anyone on the opposite side of the net.Williams has already had two failed attempts in finals to win that 24th major – after contesting last year’s Wimbledon and U.S. Open showpiece matches – and, regardless of what she says, everyone knows the American wants that record. “I just trained and I trained and I trained to get physically more fit. So I’m definitely at a different place,” said Williams.”It’s really not about 24 or 23 or 25. It’s really just about going out there and giving my best effort no matter what. No matter what I do, I will always have a great career.” (Reporting by Pritha Sarkar; Editing by Ken Ferris) Tennis 09 Jul 2019 Factbox: Serena Williams versus Alison Riske Tennis 2d ago Factbox: Elina Svitolina versus Simona Halep Tennis 09 Jul 2019 Tennis-Wimbledon day eightcenter_img {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related News Related Newslast_img read more

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earning itBy Prachi Salve Mumbai: Women in India earn less than men even if they have the same educational qualifications data from a recent government report shows In urban areas a woman with a graduate degree gets paid Rs 69068 per day in the transport and storage sector while a man gets 30 percent more at Rs 90245 In agriculture an illiterate woman worker in rural India receives Rs 882 per day while an illiterate man receives Rs 12852 which is 45 percent more However there are some sectors in which women get paid more than men although by smaller margins In the construction sector in rural areas for instance women (irrespective of the level of education) are paid Rs 322 on average per day while men are paid Rs 27915 which is Rs 43 or 13 percent less Representational image AFP In urban areas in the transport and storage sector women are paid Rs 455 on average per day irrespective of the level of education while men are paid Rs 443 per day – Rs 12 or 27 percent less The ‘Men and Women in 2017’reportreleased by the statistics and programme implementation ministry in May 2018 contains data on average daily wages and salaries for men and women aged 15-59 years arranged by industry and type of work A graduate woman earns 58 times more than an illiterate woman in rural areas while graduate men earn 36 times more than illiterate men A graduate woman earns nearly four times more than an illiterate woman in urban areas while graduate men earn nearly three times more than illiterate men It is interesting to note that the gender wage gap between men and women remains high even after higher education – a graduate woman is paid Rs 609 on average across sectors while a man with a graduate or higher degree will earn Rs 805 Women with graduate or higher degree earn 24 percent less than their male counterparts Construction is the highest paying sector for women in rural areas while mining and quarrying is the highest paying sector for men the data show In urban areas men get paid the most in the mining and quarrying sector while women get paid the most in the public sector (such as in electricity gas and water utilities) Source: Men and Women In 2017 Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation Note: Figures in rupees Manufacturing 1 includes Food and Beverages Tobacco Textiles Textile Products and Leather and Footwear; Manufacturing 2 includes Wood and Cork Pulp Paper Paper Products Printing and Publishing Coke Refined Petroleum and Nuclear Fuel Chemicals and Chemical Products Rubber and Plastics Other Non-Metallic Minerals Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products Machinery Electrical and Optical Equipment As pointed out before there are some sectors such as transport in rural areas where women get paid more than men – in urban areas transport and storage pays Rs 11 more to women than men The Global WageReport2016-17 published by the International Labour Organisation in 2016 had raised an alarm with the revelation that the gender pay gap in India at 30 percent was among the highest in the world Women in top management in India earn 188 percent less than men this 2016reportby the advisory firm Korn Ferry Hay Group had said blaming the gap on the lesser representation of women in senior roles More generally across the value chain women in India earn 67 percent less than men and the gap will take more than 100 years to close the advisory Accenture said in this 2017reportbased on a global survey Meanwhile fewer women are taking part in the paid labour force In the first four months of 2017 24 million women fell off the employment map according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) a Mumbai-based think-tank asIndiaSpendreportedon 5 August 2017 Among South Asian peers India in 2013 had the lowest rate of female employment after Pakistan In roughly two decades preceding 2013 female labour force participation in India fell from 348 percent to 27 percent according to an April 2017reportby the World Bank India ranks 108th among 144 countries on gender equality rankings created by the World Economic Forum for its Global Gender Gapreportof 2017 This puts India behind Bangladesh (at 47) and China (at 100) Greater gender equality in acountryis associated with better education and health higher per capita income faster and more inclusive economic growth and greater international competitiveness Closing the gender gap in labour force participation rates would add $12 trillion to global GDP by 2025 a widely citedstudyby the McKinsey Global Institute had said in 2015 The author is an analyst with IndiaSpend Chennai: The DMK on Sunday strongly opposed the Union Cabinet’s approval to enact a Dam Safety Bill accusing the BJP-led government at the Centre of launching "yet another attack on the states’ autonomy" DMK Working President MK Stalin said the matter came under the State List and wondered how a proposed agency in Delhi could oversee the safety of a dam in Tamil Nadu File image of MK Stalin PTI Stalin Leader of Opposition in state Assembly urged the AIADMK government to adopt a resolution in the House during the current session seeking to insist that the state will supervise the safety of its dams "DMK considers as yet another attack by the BJP-led Central government on states’ autonomy the Union cabinet’s June 13 2018 approval to enact a law on on dam safety" he said in a statement Stalin recalled that a similar effort was made in 1987 but the said draft then faced stiff resistance as it "amounted to snatching away state governments’ rights" When the bill was moved in the Lok Sabha in 2010 during the UPA regime it was referred to a Standing Committee following opposition he said The UPA draft Stalin said provided a ‘Choice’ to a state government allowing it to pass an Assembly resolution over dam safety This clause of ‘Choice’ was missing in the NDA’s draft on the issue he said and accused the Centre of ‘trying to do away’ with a right in the State list He alleged that states have not been consulted on the new draft and criticised the Union cabinet for taking "unilateral decision" on the matter Stating that Tamil Nadu was involved in various inter-state water sharing agreements with Karnataka Kerala and Andhra Pradesh the senior DMK leader pointed out that the the state was owning and operating the Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala "It is the state government’s duty to ensure the safety of dams and the people" he noted Asking the Centre to withdraw the move Stalin urged the AIADMK government to ensure that an Assembly resolution insisting that the state will take responsibility of the safety of its dams is adopted in the House The resolution should tell the Centre that the present Dam Safety Bill was "unnecessary" and the same should be sent to the Union government he added The BJP-led Centre should stop its "confrontational attitude" with state governments and desist from such moves to ensure cordial Central-state relations he said Stalin’s demand comes days after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking that the bill be kept in abeyance while recalling earlier objections raised by the state government Palaniswami had said the Dam Safety Bill 2018 be kept in abeyance till all states were consulted and consensus was evolved The Union Cabinet had last week approved a proposal for enacting the Dam Safety Bill 2018 which will help states and union territories to adopt uniform safety procedures to ensure safety of reservoirs The Bill seeks to constitute a national committee on dam safety which shall evolve safety policies and recommend necessary regulations It provides for establishment of National Dam Safety Authority as a regulatory body which shall discharge functions to implement the policy guidelines and standards for dam safety in the country In certain cases such as dams of one state falling under the territory of another the authority shall also perform the role of State Dam Safety Organisation thereby 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