Image Courtesy: PILA subsidiary of Singapore’s containership operator Pacific International Lines (PIL) has named its newest boxship newbuilding in China.As informed, the naming ceremony for Southern Pearl (TK1301) took place at Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding yard in China on August 14.The 600 TEU feeder vessel is the first to be owned by PIL’s subsidiary Pacific Direct Line (PDL), the company said.Ordered in 2016, the Federmax has a length of 110 meters and a width of 22.3 meters. Currently, the ship has a market value of USD 14.5 million, according to PIL.Southern Pearl will be delivered to PDL in September and will ply the South Pacific island trade.PDL provides liner shipping services from New Zealand and Australia to the Pacific Islands and feeder services for international airline operators.In 2006, 51% of PDL’s business was acquired by Pacific International Lines (PIL). PDL is currently in the process of upgrading and expanding its fleet to meet container transshipment needs to the South Pacific.
—————————————————————Premier Stephen McNeil welcomed a contract agreement today, Oct. 10, between nurses who are members of Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 97 and their employer, Capital District Health Authority. PREMIER’S OFFICE–Premier Welcomes Contract Agreement “The decision by the NSGEU to accept the employer’s final offer is welcome news,” said Premier McNeil. “This has been a long and difficult process. “This government has wanted NSGEU to accept the employer’s offer for many months. The value of the collective bargaining process has been confirmed by the result.” -30-
OTTAWA — Legendary Republican campaign strategist Karl Rove, known for his no-holds-barred approach to American politics, has some advice for Canadian conservatives: simplistic, bumper-sticker sloganeering isn’t enough.Rove on Friday kicked off the annual Manning Networking Conference, a gathering of this country’s most influential federal and provincial conservative thinkers, strategists and politicians.This year’s event comes amid a political uproar over allegations of interference in the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, and just seven months before Canadians head to the polls.Rove talked about the rise of populism in the United States that led to Donald Trump’s election as president in 2016, as well as how distaste for Trump’s “coarseness” and personality has since driven college-educated surburbanites, particularly women, away from the Republican party.“All of these things sort of tie together in an imperative for the conservative movement in my country, and I suspect the conservative movement in your country as well. And that is we gotta take the proposals of the opposition seriously,” he told several hundred conference attendees.“We need to take these proposals seriously. We can’t mock them, we can’t dismiss them with a cute phrase, we’ve gotta take them on and explain to the American people why they’re bad policy, why they’re not in keeping with the values of our state or our country. And finally, we’ve got to go out there and begin to describe — which is hard for conservatives in my country to do — what it is that we do as an alternative.” In the U.S., he said, it’s particularly urgent for conservatives to propose alternatives to universal health care advocated by some Democrats.He did not point to any particular issue in Canada, but arguably his message could apply to the federal Conservative party’s steadfast opposition to the Liberal government’s plan to impose a price on carbon pollution. The Tories deride the plan as a job-killing carbon tax that will drive up the cost of everything — but have yet to unveil their own plan for tackling climate change.Rove is credited as the architect of George W. Bush’s two presidential victories. He is also a controversial figure in American politics, infamous for negative attack ads and, currently, as a key figure behind the millions in so-called “dark money” funnelled to Republican campaigns through political action committees.Rove said Trump could win a second term next year but “I think they’re realistic, they know they’re in for a tough race.”He predicted Trump will use a strategy pioneered by his Democrat predecessor, Barack Obama, to win a second term: appealing for unity and common purpose, which he said Trump “wisely” started talking about in his recent state of the union address. He also said Trump will portray his main opponent as someone “unworthy of holding the Oval Office” long before the election campaign gets underway.On the last point, Rove said he thinks Trump is counting on Democrats choosing a left-wing presidential candidate who advocates things like free college education, free health care and guaranteed jobs, and said he’s already laying the groundwork for discrediting the winner.“The president began to lay the predicate for 2020 in the state of the union address by saying, ‘We’ve never been and never will be a socialist country.’”The Manning conference is to hear from Ontario Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford and federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on Saturday. The Canadian Press
Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsAs the search continues for two men accused of killing three people in British Columbia, many are left wondering how the two are surviving the rough terrain of northern Manitoba.Kilometres of water and forest surround many of the communities, including Tataskweyak Cree Nation.The landscape offers a scenic view, but it also poses many risks for people who aren’t from the north.“As far as surviving out in the bush, I think that’s really dangerous if you’re not a northerner and you don’t know the area,” Tataskweyak resident Eunice Beardy told APTN News.Beardy grew up in the bush, as it is affectionately known as to locals.Much of northern Manitoba is made up of forested areas.It’s where an extensive search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky has been taking place since last Wednesday.The two are charged with second-degree murder in the death of Leonard Dyck, and are considered suspects in the deaths of American Chynna Deese and Lucas Fowler, who is from Australia.RCMP had focused their search on Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation, but the vast area has proven difficult.Eunice Beardy grew up in the bush and says outsiders might not know how to survive. Photo: APTN.Beardy said there are a number of places the two could hide and survive.“There’s a lot of cabins out there and we leave stuff in the cabins. There’s food…[and] in some places they have their four wheelers outside the cabins,” she said.Without shelter the two are exposed to various elements such as bugs, animals and muskeg, a swampy-like marsh area.Ernest Bittern is a fisherman and trapper in Tataskweyak.He said the bush is no place for the inexperienced.“You got to know how to survive. Even when a person gets lost they start panicking,” he said.Ernest Bittern says fishing or hunting is a necessity for survival in the bush. Photo: APTN.Bittern said despite the rough terrain the two can survive if they find a reliable food source.“If they know how to catch fish there’s usually creeks where you can go down and grab a fish…or if they have some kind of weapon they could probably shoot an animal,” he said.Leadership in Tataskweyak told APTN the two fugitives came through the community last Monday before police announced they were suspects in the deaths.Robert Spence, a councillor, said they stopped to get gas before heading to Gillam, approximately 175 kilometres north of Tataskweyak.Their vehicle was found later that day burned out.When asked by reporters if the McLeod and Schmegelsky could be dead, RCMP said Wednesday it’s a possibility.“The north part of the province is a very unforgiving place…very challenging terrain. We’re keeping all possibilities in mind as we go forward,” said Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy.She also announced police would be scaling back their search efforts over the next email@example.com@bhobs22
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — School buses in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek have been cancelled today.In a post on its website, School District 60 said that all school buses in the North Peace have been cancelled on Friday because of poor road conditions on area side roads. This is the second day in a row that school buses have been cancelled north of the Peace River.In the South Peace, all school buses serving schools in the Dawson Creek area have also been cancelled. School District 59 Transportation Manager Jeff Lekstrom said that at this point, Chetwynd area school buses are currently running on time but that the situation may change. Lekstrom explained that while Dawson Creek did not get hammered with much snow, several areas in the South Peace are reporting extremely high amounts. He said that in one report from the Groundbirch area, a reported 76 centimetres of snow fell, with accumulations of over 60 centimetres between Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge.
The Minister said the Government will look to take his views on the progress seen in Sri Lanka to the UNHRC when Sri Lanka is discussed in March next year. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the UN Secretary General had noted that Sri Lanka will need time to achieve post war reconciliation. Sri Lanka will look to use the positive views on Sri Lanka expressed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to gather wider support at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva in March next year.Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told reporters today that Ban Ki-moon had expressed positive views on Sri Lanka during his visit last month.
by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 17, 2016 6:34 am MDT Last Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 11:58 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Inflation rate was just 1.5% in May amid low fuel prices: Statistics Canada OTTAWA – A rise in the Canadian dollar that helped keep food prices in check and a drop in fuel prices compared with a year ago helped cool the annual inflation rate last month.Statistics Canada said Friday that the consumer price index for May was up 1.5 per cent from a year ago compared with a 1.7 per cent year-over-year increase in April.Economists had expected an increase of 1.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter said the loonie’s rebound helped dampen food inflation in particular, as the rise in grocery prices was relatively tame compared with increases earlier this year.“Just as an example of how quick the turn has been, fresh veggies have gone from increases of more than 18 per cent early this year to less than two per cent now,” Porter wrote in a note to clients.The Canadian dollar dropped below 70 cents U.S. in January, but has gained ground since then.Food prices saw their smallest year-over-year gain last month since March 2014. Food climbed 1.8 per cent compared with a gain of 3.2 per cent in April. The increase in prices of fresh vegetables and fruits saw considerable deceleration with a gain of 4.9 per cent compared with 11 per cent in April.The price tag on apples, however, climbed 17.8 per cent last month compared with a year ago. Over the same period, alcohol and tobacco products were up 3.2 per cent.Meanwhile, gasoline prices were down 7.1 per cent last month compared with May 2015. Excluding gasoline, last month’s inflation rate was 1.9 per cent.The annual core inflation rate, which excludes some of the most volatile items such as gasoline prices and some food, was 2.1 per cent last month after a 2.2 per cent reading in April.CIBC economist Nick Exarhos noted that core inflation has been resilient despite the higher dollar.“We’re seeing a bit more strength than we’d expect given that the pass through from the Canadian dollar which has been lifting that more selective measure should be fading slowly,” he said.“So it suggests that underlying inflation pressures in Canada are a bit stronger than we would have expected given that the economy has slowed.”Exarhos said heading into the end of the year, higher oil prices could mean a pickup in inflation.“As we head into 2017 we think that there’s scope for gasoline prices to be a lift to overall inflation, especially since we expect crude oil to end the year a little bit higher than we are right now,” he said.Inflation was lower in eight provinces in May compared with the previous month. Only Manitoba saw a higher rate while Alberta’s inflation rate was unchanged.
UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeSecurity Council meeting on Maintenance of international peace and security Understanding and addressing climate-related security risks.Also addressing the Council was Hassan Janabi, Iraq’s Minister of Water Resources, who said that major river basins in Iraq and the rest of the region are subject to the greatest ever threat, resulting from climate change, as well as competition for shared water resources.He said the absence of implementable bilateral and multilateral agreements or regional frameworks for the equitable use of shared water is contributing to potential conflicts that could and should be avoided. Iraq fully supports diplomatic means to solve water scarcity issues, including through “water diplomacy” and similar initiatives intending to maintain the security of the planet with a view to creating an environment of trust and cooperation, he added.Hindou Ibrahim, International Indigenous People Forum on Climate Change, said that the Security Council must address climate change as a security risk. She said that in the Sahel, where 90 per cent of the economy relies on agriculture and pastoralism, a heat wave and drought has the potential to immediately hurt the economy and the people. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeDeputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed briefs the Security Council meeting on understanding and addressing climate-related security risks.The Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, has left over 10 million people displaced and resulted in massive destruction of basic infrastructure, health and educational facilities, commercial buildings, private houses and agricultural assets.“The multidimensional nature of this crisis underlines the complex relationship between climate change and conflict,” she stressed.“We must understand climate change as one issue in a web of factors that can lead to conflict. Within this web, climate change acts as a threat multiplier, applying additional stress on prevailing political, social and economic pressure points,” she added.The Deputy Secretary-General said that over the last 18 months, the Security Council has also recognized the adverse effects of climate change on stability in other geographical areas, including West Africa, the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.The UN system is increasing climate-related security risk assessments and management strategies, she noted.For example, the Secretary General’s forthcoming report on the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel will report on recent developments involving the climate-security nexus in the region. The recalibrated UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel is similarly climate-oriented, she said.Ms. Mohammed also emphasized the importance of supporting programmes that place women and Youth at the heart of efforts.“Desertification means women must travel larger distances to fetch water and food, forcing them to miss out on education and economic opportunities in the long term. Youth without jobs will take alternate route to terrorism,” she said.In conclusion, she warned that climate change is moving faster than responses, urging the Security Council to do its part to help humankind keep pace. “Climate change is inextricably linked to some of the most pressing security challenges of our time,” said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed during a debate intended to deepen understanding of climate-related security risks.“Fragile countries are in danger of becoming stuck in a cycle of conflict and climate disaster. Where resilience is eroded, communities may be displaced and exposed to exploitation,” she added.Ms. Mohammed is just back from her trip to Africa’s Lake Chad Basin with Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, which chaired today’s Council meeting.Where resilience is eroded, communities may be displaced and exposed to exploitation – Deputy Secretary-GeneralThe region is “experiencing a crisis brought on by a combination of political, socio-economic, humanitarian and environmental factors,” Ms. Mohammed explained.She noted that the drastic shrinking of Lake Chad by more than 90 per cent since the 1960s has led to environmental degradation, socio-economic marginalization and insecurity affecting 45 million people.Exacerbated competition over scant resources and the vicious cycle of risk and vulnerability have decreased the resilience of populations to cope with humanitarian crises. Declining economic activity and agricultural loss have led to a lack of employment opportunities across the region.The resulting socio-economic marginalization, she said, has exposed populations, in particular the young, to the risk of violent extremism and provided breeding ground for recruitment by groups such as Boko Haram. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeHindou Ibrahim of the International Indigenous People Forum on Climate Change, addresses the Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace, with a focus on understanding and addressing climate-related security risks.At the regional level, she added, climate change contributes to reinforcing terrorist groups as they take advantage of poverty to recruit the youngest and most fragile.Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom chaired the debate.
women’s junior world championship 2014 At the Women’s Junior World Championship 1/4 finals will play in Koprivnica on Wednesday:14:00 Denmark – France16:15 Netherlands – Russia18:30 Romania – Korea20:45 Germany – HungaryTherefore Denmark will face France in the battle for the semi-finals, Netherlands will play against Russia, Romania against Korea and Germany will challenge Hungary.The results of the eight finals:Denmark – Czech Republic 37:23 (19:10)Portugal – Romania 21:25 (9:10)Korea – Serbia 32:28 (20:15)Brazil – France 23:29 (11:16)Netherlands – Croatia 22:21 (12:10)Hungary – Slovenia 26:20 (15:12)Norway – Germany 24:27 (12:13)Russia – Sweden 31:18 (17:7)Schedule of the placement round 9-16:Dugo Selo14:00 Czech Republic – Brazil16:00 Croatia – Sweden18:00 Portugal – Serbia20:00 Norway – SloveniaPresident’s Cup:CakovecThe results:Uruguay – Argentina 27:25 (11:11)Japan – China 28:27 (15:12)Kazakhstan – Angola 20:33 (10:17)Congo – Tunisia 18:25 (7:11)Schedule of the placement round 17-24:14:00 (19-20) Argentina – China16:00 (17-18) Uruguay – Japan18:00 (23-24) Angola – Congo20:00 (21-22) Kazakhstan – Tunisia ← Previous Story Martin Schwalb leaves intensive care Next Story → PSG Handball goes to Doha for preparations!
Stay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President It’s no secret we (and at least 15 million other gamers) are pretty big fans of the Nintendo Switch. The handheld/console hybrid hardware is cool and convenient. The game library so far is a promising mix of indie releases, third-party ports, and stone-cold modern Nintendo classics. And soon the Switch will let us dress up our kids (or ourselves) as cardboard robots. But recently one Redditor found a reason to love his Switch none of us could have saw coming. It alerted him about a tumor.In an interview with Kotaku, 28-year-old Australian programmer Chris elaborates on his Reddit post describing just how Nintendo’s machine potentially saved his life. While playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Chris would feel frequent pains in his hand while boosting, collecting coins, or doing anything else that rumbled the controllers in Switch’s handheld mode. He didn’t experience this issue with other game controllers, but then again other controllers don’t feature the more powerful (if dubious) “HD Rumble” functionality.The pain became so bad Chris saw a doctor, and while he didn’t get any answers at the time (the doctors chalked it up to a potential side effect from coding work) he at least made sure to pay attention to the situation. Sure enough, months later a lump emerged from Chris palm where the pain was concentrated. Doctors identified it as a tumor and promptly scheduled surgery. Kotaku has pictures of the growth but you may not want to look if you’re squeamish.The tumor, maybe giant cell or vascular malformation, is 95 percent likely to be benign. But that’s still a scary 5 percent chance of cancer. Fortunately, the pain brought on by the Switch helped everyone figure out and solve the problem early. And Chris says he’s grateful to the newest Nintendo machine. So the next time you feel random finger pain while scavenging Hyrule or jumping through New Donk City on your Nintendo Switch don’t ignore it. That could be Doctor Mario trying to save your life.Buy it now!Buy Nintendo labo Variety Kit.Buy Nintendo Labo Robot Kit.Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Forecasted heavy precipitation and freezing rain threaten to exacerbate difficult driving conditions in Southwest Washington, according to the National Weather Service.The weather service issued a freezing rain advisory from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in Vancouver and the Portland metro area. Temperatures will hover around or dip below freezing in valleys this morning. Freezing rain will likely accumulate for several hours, although temperatures were expected to rise this afternoon.The weather service predicts a “major ice storm” will hit the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Ore., and Wind River valleys and many others in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Tuesday and Wednesday morning.However, there is a lot of uncertainty of how Clark County and the rest of Southwest Washington will be affected, Andy Bryant, a hydrologist with the weather service, said Monday.The area may get between one-tenth and one-fifth of an inch of freezing rain, with as much as a half-inch near the Gorge, forecasters said.
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00:00 /01:06 Some major players are changing their minds on an upcoming vote on school finance, when HISD voters will have to decide how to pay millions to the state in May.Back in November, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner came out strong against HISD sending a check to the state to pay a school finance bill.“It’s about taking away a billion dollars from our schools and denying too many schools a quality education. I’m against that,” Turner said in a political ad against the referendum.Most HISD voters agreed and the proposition failed. Since then, the amount of the bill has dropped and HISD trustees called for a second vote in May.But this time the mayor is staying neutral. “At this point, the mayor is just allowing folks in the community, in particular the Greater Houston Partnership, to take the lead in this effort of trying to educate the community as to the two different implications that stand at present in the May 6th vote,” said Juliet Stipeche, the city’s education director. In another change, the Greater Houston Partnership has switched from neutral to a strong yes. It is gearing up for a public campaign to educate voters about the costs of each option.“While you could argue that neither alternative is great, ‘yes’ leads to a better financial outcome for the district and the kids of Houston,” said Bob Harvey, president and CEO of the business group.Those two options are sending a check to the state or losing billions in commercial property from HISD’s tax rolls. Laura IsenseeValued at about $1.5 billion, the Galleria is the most valuable piece of commercial property in HISD. Voters decided last November to pay the district’s debt to school finance with property, instead of a check. X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
Plan India, the leading child-centered community development organisation, put together ‘National Workshop on Improving Quality of Life of Children’ in the Capital recently. The workshop was addressed by Govind Nihalani, Chairperson Plan India Board, along with other board of directors. The workshop aimed at sharing Plan India’s experiences and on improving quality of life of children primarily by implementing child centered community development approaches. These would be attended by field practitioners, policy makers, researchers, academicians, media and professionals from development agencies and corporate sectors that have been actively engaged in promoting child rights and reducing child poverty. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’At the event in IHC, six key publications of Plan were released and a theatre performance was hosted on the theme of the workshop by Delhi’s acclaimed Ashmita Theatre Group. ‘Since last 30 years of working in India, Plan, through its CCCD approach, has improved the lives of over a million of children across the country and during this process; children and communities have provided insightful experiences on various facets of lives affecting them. A number of lessons have been learnt that have the potential of further creating better modules that will help in implementing value based programs in the communities,’ said Bhagyashri Dengle.Plan India is an NGO working to improve the lives of poor and needy children, their families and communities through an approach that puts children at the centre of community development. It encourages children to express their views and be actively involved in improving their communities.
Kolkata: The state Transport department has issued the notification of the increase in the fare of buses, trams, ferry services and taxis on Friday. The increase comes into effect from Monday.It may be mentioned that the state government was compelled to give its nod to increase the fare due to the indifferent attitude of the Centre towards the steep hike in price of diesel.The minimum bus and mini-bus fares would be Rs 7 and Rs 8 respectively. At the same time, the minimum fare for taxis will increase to Rs 30. One has to pay Rs 30 for the first 2 km and the fare for every additional 0.2 km would be Rs 3. The luggage charge would be Rs 5. In case of air-conditioned meter taxis, one had to pay 25 percent more compared to ordinary meter taxis. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsFor buses, a commuter has to pay a fare of Rs 7 for the first 4 km. The fare will be Rs 9 for next two slabs of four km while there will be an increase of Re 1 for every 4 km from 12 km onward up to 24 km.In case of mini-buses or JNNURM buses, the minimum fare would be Rs 8 and there will be an increase of Re 1 for the next 3 km. One travelling in a mini-bus for 6 to 10 km will have to pay Rs 10 while for 10 to 16 km, the fare would be Rs 11. There has also been a hike in fares of buses and mini-buses that operate in the districts.At the same time, one travelling in trams will have to pay Rs 6 for the first 4 km and the fare would increase by Re 1 if he travels beyond 4 km.The fare for ferry services on River Hooghly has also increased. There will be a hike of Re 1 and the fare will be rounded off to the nearest rupee in all routes.
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He said he wanted do a lot for Himachal. and asked him what he meant and he told me that a shark just swam underneath him.It will be interesting to see what view the collegium takes on this And what it says about the government’s move to segregate — which impacts the succession planning of the collegium The memorandum of procedure is silent on segregation so the collegium might not be able to unilaterally alter it But will it suggest that the matter be taken up on the judicial side to expressly foreclose the government’s (unstated) power to segregate Dalit representation Of course the government is being clever especially in raising the issue of absence of a Dalit judge in the Supreme Court It aligns perfectly well with its political and electoral messaging for Dalits especially faced with a severe backlash from Dalits after the Supreme Court’s judgement on the SC/ST Atrocities Act and earlier attacks on Dalits That does not relieve the apex court of the responsibility of answering the question: Why is there no Dalit judge Especially because it has been solely in charge of appointments for the past 25 years The collegium can respond to all these issues in detail and make the reasons public to clear the air Or it can use the sledgehammer of judicial independence given unto it by itself and send a one-line ‘we-stand-by-our-recommendation’ missive to the government Hopefully the collegium will choose the first option The small stumpy Y chromosome—possessed by male mammals but not females and often shrugged off as doing little more than determining the sex of a developing fetus—may impact human biology in a big way Two independent studies have concluded that the sex chromosome which shrank millions of years ago retains the handful of genes that it does not by chance but because they are key to our survival The findings may also explain differences in disease susceptibility between men and women “The old textbook description says that once maleness is determined by a few Y chromosome genes and you have gonads all other sex differences stem from there” says geneticist Andrew Clark of Cornell University who was not involved in either study “These papers open up the door to a much richer and more complex way to think about the Y chromosome” The sex chromosomes of mammals have evolved over millions of years originating from two identical chromosomes Now males possess one X and one Y chromosome and females have two Xs The presence or absence of the Y chromosome is what determines sex—the Y chromosome contains several genes key to testes formation But while the X chromosome has remained large throughout evolution with about 2000 genes the Y chromosome lost most of its genetic material early in its evolution; it now retains less than 100 of those original genes That’s led some scientists to hypothesize that the chromosome is largely indispensable and could shrink away entirely To determine which Y chromosome genes are shared across species Daniel Winston Bellott a biologist at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge Massachusetts and colleagues compared the Y chromosomes of eight mammals including humans chimpanzees monkeys mice rats bulls and opossums The overlap they found wasn’t just in those genes known to determine the sex of an embryo Eighteen diverse genes stood out as being highly similar between the species The genes had broad functions including controlling the expression of genes in many other areas of the genome The fact that all the species have retained these genes despite massive changes to the overall Y chromosome hints that they’re vital to mammalian survival “The thing that really came home to us was that these ancestral Y chromosome genes—these real survivors of millions of years of evolution—are regulators of lots of different processes” Bellott says Bellott and his colleagues looked closer at the properties of the ancestral Y chromosome genes and found that the majority of them were dosage-dependent—that is they required two copies of the gene to function (For many genes on the sex chromosomes only one copy is needed; in females the copy on the second X chromosome is turned off and in males the gene is missing altogether) But with these genes the female has one on each X chromosome and the male has a copy on both the X and Y chromosomes Thus despite the disappearance of nearby genes these genes have persisted on the Y chromosome the team reports online today in Nature “The Y chromosome doesn’t just say you’re a male; it doesn’t just say you’re a male and you’re fertile It says that you’re a male you’re fertile and you’re going to survive” Bellott explains His group next plans to look in more detail at what the ancestral Y chromosome genes do where they’re expressed in the body and which are required for an organism’s survival In a second Nature paper also published online today another group of researchers used a different genetic sequencing approach and a different set of mammals to ask similar questions about the evolution of the Y chromosome Like Bellott’s paper the second study concluded that one reason that the Y chromosome has remained stable over recent history is the dosage dependence of the remaining genes “Knowing now that the Y chromosome can have effects all over the genome I think it becomes even more important to look at its implications on diseases” Clark says “The chromosome is clearly much more than a single trigger that determines maleness” Because genes on the Y chromosome often vary slightly in sequence—and even function—from the corresponding genes on the X males could have slightly different patterns of gene expression throughout the body compared with females due to not only their hormone levels but also their entire Y chromosome These gene expression variances could explain the differences in disease risks or disease symptoms between males and females Clark saysA day before the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality vote AT&T announced trials of its Project AirGig a technology that aims to provide internet over power lines However the announcement may have undercut FCC chairman Ajit Pait’s claim that rolling back the Internet regulations would encourage investment in internet technologies since it has been in development for months if not years AirGig was first revealed in September 2016 before the presidential election and Pai’s nomination as FCC Chair Describing AirGig as a “first-of-its-kind system” AT&T claims that the technology could one day deliver blazing-fast internet speed of more than 1 gigabit per second The technology is currently in two trials one with an electricity provider outside the US that began this past fall and another that recently began in rural Georgia If successful AirGig could improve broadband speed for people across rural America where cable companies and fiber-optic networks haven’t yet reached Aiming to help small towns make big connections using power lines Meet Project AirGig: https://tco/Vtk609snPD #SeeTheUnseen pictwittercom/jCQL4cjvyI AT&T (@ATT) August 8 2017 In the wake of Thursday’s FCC vote the question of how much will internet services will cost without net neutrality is weighing heavily on households’ minds and AT&T has not yet mentioned anything about AirGig’s pricing Instead the company is highlighting the technical details Rather than sending data through the power lines AirGig uses low-cost plastic antenna attached to the power lines to relay data to homes from the web That means it can attach to existing infrastructure wherever electricity is already flowing Will it work Perhaps With 5G wireless data slowly plodding to market AT&T may be hedging its bets in order to assure the success of its DirecTV investment and plans for future video-streaming dominance with DirecTV Now There is also the matter of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner which the US Department of Justice has sued to block Then again there’s a lot of schemes to wrestle the crown of high-speed internet from cable companies including Google Fiber (which has paused its rollout) Facebook’s internet drones and SpaceX’s internet satellites In other words: Don’t sign any long-term internet contracts Contact us at editors@timecomScary movies haunted houses and other spooky activities send some people running while others can’t get enough But what’s actually going on in the brains of fear-loving folks Less than you might think according to a study recently published in the journal Emotion After having a voluntary scary experience the researchers found people were in better moods and had decreased brain activity overall “We think it’s very similar at least at a physiological and neurological level to the runner’s high experience where you’re really pushing yourself and your sympathetic nervous system is in go-mode” explains study co-author Margee Kerr a sociologist at the University of Pittsburgh who studies fear Once you’re out of the scary situation one where there was never any real threat to begin with feel-good endorphins course through the body she says “It is a reprioritizing of energy of focus into the body You’re grounded not being caught up in thinking” For the study Kerr and her colleagues went straight to the scary source: ScareHouse an “extreme” haunted house in Pittsburgh Kerr had been consulting with the haunted house company on its design using her research to maximize its experience for peak fear She realized it would make the perfect environment for studying fear and the people who chose to endure it The researchers recruited people who had already purchased tickets for ScareHouse allowing them to study people who voluntarily submit to terrifying activities for social or recreational reasons In total 262 people filled out surveys about their mood before and after the experience and 100 of them wore sensors on their heads that monitored brain activity before and after they went through the haunted house TIME Health Newsletter Get the latest health and science news plus: burning questions and expert tips View Sample Sign Up Now After going through the haunted house about half of people reported being in a better mood while 33% reported no significant change and 17% reported a worse mood; there were no significant gender differences Most people said they felt happy after going through the haunted house while fewer people reported feeling tired and anxious after the haunted house than they did before Mood increases were particularly significant among people who said they had “challenged their fears” and among those who described the experience as “intense” and “thrilling” “Afterwards people feel great It’s kind of like the idea of pain offset: you feel better when pain is removed” Kerr explains “A lot of activity in the body is in anticipation and it’s in that conclusion where the enjoyment really comes in” It stands to reason that feelings of anxiety and stress would decrease after a frightening activity but the researchers also discovered a surprising finding: When the people who wore sensors completed tasks like drawing counting backward and viewing pictures they actually had decreased neural reactivity less total brain activity essentially after they emerged from the haunted house compared to before they went in This suggests that “being scared interrupts their thinking” Kerr says This isn’t necessarily a bad thing Decreased brain activity could mean that people were processing information more efficiently or it could simply suggest that they were in a subdued “zen” state almost akin to meditation Kerr says Considering that quite a few participants said they felt somewhat dazed after the experience the second explanation seems likely Kerr says The findings of the study may apply to more than haunted houses Kerr says she hopes to use them in future research about exposure therapy a practice commonly used in phobia treatment that involves exposing people to things 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