Venus Williams Ordered Coffee in the Middle of US Open Match and the Delivery Went Hilariously Wrong

first_img coffeecoffee breakus openUS Open 2019 First Published: August 29, 2019, 8:16 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Almost everyone needs that dose of caffeine to jolt them in a sluggish afternoon at work, sometimes even during a tennis match. And so it was for multiple-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, a known bean lover, during her second round US Open loss to fifth seed Elina Svitolina. During the match, Williams clearly needed the coffee boost as she ordered a cup from her entourage in the stands as she lost the first set. But the delivery of the coffee from the stands to the 39-year-old former champion remained unsuccessful at first as the unfortunate ball boy who was tasked with handing over the cuppa briefly stole the show. As Williams’ entourage handed the ball-boy the cup, the former US Open winner was already making her way into the tunnel and off the court. By the time he caught up, Williams had already made her way towards the locker room.Unsure what to do, the bespectacled helper at first tried to follow Williams down the players’ tunnel during the break in play after the first set, then paused in front of the restricted area.Caught in a spot of bother, the crowd came to his aid as the spectators signalled to him to leave the cup on the player’s bench on court.As Williams returned from the bathroom break, the coffee sat there. But it did seemed to work for her, at least for a while. Williams raced to a 3-0 lead in the second set, before Svitolina fought back and took the second set 6-4, the score line identical to the first set. Perhaps, the coffee effect had worn off by then?It’s also not the first time Williams has ordered a coffee mid-match.During a changeover in a match against Donna Vekic at the Cincinnati Masters earlier this month, Williams had asked her coach to get her a cup of coffee.Players – they’re just like us!@Venuseswilliams calls down her coach and requests a midday pick-me-up ☕️#CincyTennis— WTA (@WTA) August 15, 2019 Her coach had come over to offer some mid-match pointers, but Williams had only one thing on her mind: coffee. He said, “OK, I’ll go and get it”.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) dropped its ban on caffeine in 2004, but it remained on the monitoring list from 2009. last_img read more

Speech and hearing impaired girl selected in Chhattisgarh cricket team

first_imgChhattisgarh women’s cricket team player Shradha Vaishav is no regular girl.Speech-impaired since birth, the 18-year-old has bowled over everyone with her performance on the pitch, so much so that 15 young girls joined a cricket academy after hearing her story.Born in Bilaspur, Shradha initially struggled to form a basis of understanding with her teammates, who were chosen in the 15-member state team last week. “Initially her team members had difficulty understanding her. But now her bowling does all the talking,” said her trainer Anil Thakur. “Her extraordinary achievement has inspired many. After hearing her success story, 15 young girls have joined our cricket academy.”Shradha’s father Ramesh Vaishav told the Times of India that she used to watch cricket on TV with her younger brother. “One day, she said she wanted to bowl. I took her to a cricket coach who put her in practice sessions. Within a few months, he said she could become a good spin bowler,” he said. The girl’s parents were heartbroken when they found out that their infant had an incurable 90% speech and hearing impairment.Shradha, who started off as a medium-pacer, shifted her focus to fast leg-breaks. Her story is similar to Anjan Bhattacharya, who faced the same disability but had made a mark as a fast bowler in the 1970s. Bhattacharya is remembered for his spell of  7/24 in on debut  for Bihar in a 1970 Ranji Trophy match. His record is still ranked among the highest in the state.Shradha is the first Indian physically challenged woman cricketer to be selected in a regular team.advertisementlast_img read more

Can we trust the cloud for video analytics?

first_img “We are going to be installing driver monitoring systems in all of our Las Vegas limos. Great article!nn- Peten” Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. 3 thoughts on “Can we trust the cloud for video analytics?” NBM Systems says: Video analytics are used to examine objects, people, situations, and more, and to then generate conclusions using deep learning and computer vision algorithms. Many implementations send footage over the cloud for processing, but is that such a good idea? The cloud is a useful and powerful resource for storing and processing data, but — as video cameras become more ubiquitous and more intelligent — the question of whether video analytics should be performed locally or remotely must be addressed. Issues of privacy, safety, security, and cost are strong grounds for the use of edge processing, meaning performing the video analysis onsite (i.e., edge analytics). With CES 2017 starting in just a couple of days at the time of this writing, a variety of cutting-edge prototypes will be showcased — what trend will take the crown?Every fraction of a second counts in ADAS One of the most pervasive uses of video analytics is in the automotive industry for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in highly-automated vehicles (HAVs). The vision systems on HAVs use multiple cameras to identify traffic signals, vehicles, pedestrians, and other indicators, and then respond accordingly. This requires split-second response times and any delay is intolerable. So, relying on a remote server to process the data is not an option. Even if the communication speed is theoretically adequate, the data from each camera covering every angle of the vehicle, together with the growing number of camera-equipped vehicles, could stress available bandwidth, thereby causing an unacceptable delay. Driver monitoring systems make sure the driver is alert when receiving the control from automated features (Source: Unsplash) Since most HAVs aren’t fully autonomous and rely on a human driver, many systems include inward-directed cameras to assist with the handoff between the ADAS features and the human. One such driver monitoring system (DMS) is CoDriver by Jungo Connectivity, which has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree. This solution uses deep learning, machine learning, and computer vision algorithms to monitor the people inside the car and thus reduce crashes caused by drowsy or distracted drivers. According to ABI Research, camera-based DMSs like this one will reach 17.5 million annual shipments within a decade.Virtual assistants will be able to see everything Always-listening virtual assistants are already present in millions of homes. The next progression that will make virtual assistants even smarter and more helpful is the ability to see. An example of this is the always-seeing Koova camera robot, another 2017 CES Innovation Award Honoree. This small portable camera is capable of tracking movement, detecting and recognizing faces, and sending alerts or notifications according to customized settings. It allows the user to define specific activity zones for greater protection, as well as “blockout zones,” which are not to be monitored (presumably to address privacy concerns), but is that enough? With each advance in technology, privacy concerns arise. Koova 2 portable camera robot (Source: Amaryllo International) Always-listening assistants like Amazon’s Alexa were criticized for sending everything uttered in the privacy of the home to the cloud for analysis. Still, the Amazon Echo was purchased by millions of consumers, regardless of those concerns. Will visual recordings also receive the same acceptance? One example for the value of edge analytics is the Arlo camera from NEATGEAR, a 2015 CES award holder. In addition to features like HD video, night vision, and motion detection, the camera also comes with free access to seven days of audio and motion-triggered recordings in the cloud. By performing the activity detection onsite, the company can upload only the desired footage to their servers. Thus, instead of recording 24 hours of video, they actually record an average of only a few minutes or less per day. Think of the server space cost reduction for them!Recent events indicate that the Arlo camera is now on the brink of becoming a whole lot smarter. This anticipation stems from NETGEAR’s acquisition of Placemeter, a tech company specializing in computer vision analytics. Placemeter’s technology will enable the security camera to distinguish between motion and background scenery, and to classify any moving objects as people, bikes, motorcycles, cars, or larger vehicles. These features, like the ones of the Koova described above, are part of a strong trend towards intelligent home security cameras. Arlo wire-free and weatherproof security camera (Source: Arlo) Eye-tracking for hands-free communication In the category of tech for a better world, Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini was named CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree. This eye-tracker is designed for individuals who do not have use of their hands due to physical and cognitive disabilities. By using cameras, an illuminator, and image processing algorithms, it enables users to control a computer, laptop, or tablet using only their eyes. This type of technology has the potential to significantly enrich lives. Here, though, both issues of time delay and privacy are critical. No one would want their ability to communicate dependent on the availability of an Internet connection. Also, for users who truly have no other way to communicate, cloud processing means that everything they ever say is relayed to a remote server. That is a far cry from an always-listening virtual assistant that can easily be turned off whenever the user wants some real privacy.The power of edge processing It seems there is a very strong case in support of edge processing for many different use cases of video analytics. Delayed response time, vulnerability of sensitive data, and increased data traffic are some of the impediments caused by remote cloud processing that place an edge-based solution in favor. However, while edge processing does reduce data transmission, it also increases the workload on the edge device. This means that small, portable, battery-operated devices will end up running some heavy-duty algorithms. For this to be effective, the vision processor must be highly efficient. It should be able to perform the intense processing required by deep learning and vision algorithms while using extremely low power. If these criteria are met, the edge solution becomes more beneficial than the remote solution.Yair Siegel is Director of Segment Marketing, CEVA. His focus is on computer vision, deep learning, audio, voice, and always-on technologies for use in mobile phones, virtual reality, augmented reality, and other consumer devices. An example for these use-cases was set in a recent collaboration between Himax Imaging, emza Visual Sense and CEVA. The companies have developed an always-on, low-power visual sensor able to detect, track, and classify objects at the edge device, hence enabling real-time alerts while minimizing the amount of data transmitted to the cloud. The companies will showcase this WiseEye IoT sensor at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas. Continue Reading Previous IoT design needs system focusNext Requirements for OTA software updates for connected embedded devices “” Peter_10023 says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Analog, Coprocessors, Digital, Industry October 22, 2017 at 5:03 pm Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “This is fantastic! My company will be using this for sure! nnThanks for the tipsnn-“ April 20, 2018 at 9:26 am February 8, 2017 at 10:02 pm LaurenD says: last_img read more

European Rugby Champions Cup 2017-18: pool-by-pool guide

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Castres, Leicester, Munster, Racing 92A familiar-looking pool, with Leicester, Munster and Racing grouped together last season. Racing reached the final in 2016 but have gone off the boil since then, Munster and Leicester are both sides in transition and Castres are renowned for being poor travellers in Europe. It means this pool is wide open and, while Leicester’s much-vaunted backline is coming together nicely, there are concerns over their forward power on away trips to Paris and Limerick. It is likely that Munster will see the best of their new coach, Johann van Graan– who begins work next month – next season, so perhaps this is the term that the Tigers roar in Europe again. Or maybe even Castres if they can cure their travel sickness.Players to watch Ellis Genge (Leicester), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Pat Lambie (Racing)Predicted pool winners LeicesterOpening fixtures Racing v Leicester Saturday, 3.15pm; Castres v Munster Sunday, 1pmPool 5Bath, Scarlets, Toulon, TrevisoWith what is now the sole Italian team in the competition, this is supposed to be the most straightforward pool. But both Treviso and Zebre have chalked up some eye-catching wins so far this season. That said, it is hard not to see this pool as a three-horse race, with Scarlets having started the Pro14 in a similar vein to how they finished last term. Leigh Halfpenny’s kicking could also be key against his former team Toulon and one heavily linked with him over the summer, Bath. The latter have plenty of injury troubles and Freddie Burns’s suspension gives them a problem at fly-half, while Toulon are a fading force in Europe but still have a host of star names, including Chris Ashton.Players to watch Sam Underhill (Bath), Steff Evans (Scarlets), Semi Radradra (Toulon)Predicted pool winners ScarletsOpening fixtures Bath v Treviso Saturday, 5.30pm; Toulon v Scarlets Sunday, 3.15pm Pool 1Harlequins, La Rochelle, Ulster, WaspsLa Rochelle – after their surprise emergence in the Top 14 – make their debut in the competition, while Harlequins return for the first time since 2014-15. Both Quins and Wasps are badly hit by injuries, making advancing out of the pool all the more difficult, but the latter have progressed in each of the past three seasons, coming unstuck against Leinster in the quarter-finals last term. Ulster have not made it out of the pools since 2014 but do have Charles Piutau, who often saves his best performances for the European stage, in their ranks. La Rochelle also have a number of New Zealanders at their disposal and, while they are rookies at this level, they are the team to beat. Ulster Rugby Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Saracens again lead English into Europe but Scarlets could lift Welsh … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Northampton Players to watch Marcus Smith (Harlequins), Kevin Gourdon (La Rochelle), Jacob Stockdale (Ulster)Predicted pool winners La RochelleOpening fixtures Ulster v Wasps Friday, 7.45pm; Harlequins v La Rochelle Saturday, 5.30pmPool 2Clermont, Northampton, Ospreys, SaracensThe two-times defending champions up against last season’s beaten finalists and such is the format of the competition, it is entirely conceivable either Saracens or Clermont do not make it to the last eight. Northampton squeezed through the backdoor after finishing seventh last term but have recovered impressively from their opening-day thrashing at the hands of Saracens and host them on Sunday. Saints have been pretty dire in Europe in the last couple of years but how Saracens and Clermont – for whom Wesley Fofana is expected to return imminently – fare against them may determine the pool winners. The Ospreys have started the season in awful form but do have four British & Irish Lions who toured New Zealand, adding a bit of spice to their clashes with Saracens, who have six.Players to watch Alivereti Raka (Clermont), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Keelan Giles (Ospreys)Predicted pool winners ClermontOpening fixtures Northampton v Saracens Sunday, 5.30pm; Ospreys v Clermont 5.30pmPool 3Exeter, Glasgow, Leinster, MontpellierPerhaps the most intriguing pool of the lot. Exeter are the Premiership champions, have started the season well and are determined to make their mark in Europe. Montpellier, however, may just be the most intimidating team on the continent, boasting so much power with Louis Picamoles, Nemani Nadolo and the Du Plessis brothers, as well as the shrewd guidance of Ruan Pienaar and Aaron Cruden at half-back. And that’s before we come on to their coach, Vern Cotter. Leinster have won the European Cup three times and their impressive crop of youngsters will be all the better for their run to the semi-finals in 2016-17. Glasgow make up the group and, under Dave Rennie, they are the only unbeaten side in Europe’s top three leagues this season.Players to watch Sam Simmonds (Exeter), Jack Conan (Leinster), Yacouba Camara (Montpellier)Predicted pool winners ExeterOpening fixtures Leinster v Montpellier Saturday, 1pm; Exeter v Glasgow 7.45pmPool 4 Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Champions Cup Rugby union Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Read more Wasps Share on Messenger Read more Harlequins Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Clermont Auvergne Topics features Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Ben Stokes on whether he would ever Mankad Virat Kohli

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 13:51 IST File photo of India captain Virat Kohli (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBen Stokes reacted to the IPL 2019 Mankad controversy with a witty tweetStokes revealed he has been receiving a lot of mentions on social media even as the cricket fraternity is discussing the mankad incidentR Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler on Monday, prompting critical social media reactionsIt seems Ben Stokes has had enough of controversies in his cricket career. The England all-rounder has clarified well in advance that he would “never ever ever…” mankad India captain Virat Kohli even if he gets an opportunity to do so in the 2019 World Cup.”Hopefully I’m playing in the World Cup final and if @imVkohli is batting when I’m bowling I would never ever ever ever ever ever…..just clarifying to the mentions I’ve received. #hallabol,” Stokes wrote on Twitter.Ben Stokes’ statement comes after Shane Warne posed a question to his social media followers as to how the cricket fraternity would have reacted if Stokes mankaded Kohli at the World Cup.Warne had ranted about the first-ever instance of mankading in Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday. The legendary leg-spinner blasted Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin for coming up with a “disgraceful and embarrassing” act of running out Buttler at the non-striker’s end without giving him a prior warning.Sorry – one more thing to add. If Ben Stokes did what Ashwin did to @imVkohli it would be ok ? I’m just very disappointed in Ashwin as I thought he had integrity & class. Kings lost a lot of supporters tonight. Especially young boys and girls ! I do hope the BCCI does somethingShane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019Warne took a dig at Indian experts, including Harsha Bhogle, for backing R Ashwin even as social media was divided over the makading incident from the fourth match of IPL 2019 in Jaipur.advertisement”Harsha, if that had of been an international player you would have nailed him! Please do not be bias & stick up for your own. Any player in the game that does that to anyone is an embarrassment to the game & as captain it’s even more disgraceful!” Warne had written.’If Virat Kohli was mankaded, would you be supportive?’Similarly, slamming experts who had backed Ashwin, former England captain Michael Vaughan asked if they would support a bowler who mankads superstar cricketer, Virat Kohli.I would say to all India ex players/Pundits who are supportive of what R Ashwin did … If @imVkohli was Batting would you be so supportive !!??? #NightAll #IPL #OnONMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 25, 2019It all began when Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler during Rajasthan Royal’s unsuccessful chase of 185 in their IPL 2019 encounter in Jaipur. Buttler was visibly miffed at Ashwin when the third umpire, who was called in, ruled him out when he striking the ball cleanly as ever.After Buttler departed for 69 from 43 balls, the Royals suffered a collapse, losing their last seven wickets for just 22 runs. Jos Buttler became the first batsman to be mankaded in IPL cricket (Kings XI Punjab Photo)Despite being under the pump, skipper Ashwin defended his act, saying he played by the rules when he ran Buttler out at the non-striker’s end.”It was pretty instinctive. I actually didn’t load and he (Buttler) left the crease,” Ashwin said at the post-match presentation ceremony on Monday.”That’s always been my take on it because it’s my half of the crease. I was not even at the crease, he wasn’t even looking at me and he just left the place,” Ashwin said.Also Read | What is Mankading? All you need to know about the controversial cricket ruleAlso Read | IPL chairman reveals league decided against mankading batsmen as ‘courtesy’Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ben StokesFollow Virat KohliFollow Mankad controversyFollow IPL 2019Follow MankadingFollow R AshwinFollow Jos ButtlerFollow Rajasthan Royals IPL 2019: Ben Stokes on whether he would ever Mankad Virat KohliBen Stokes’ statement comes after Shane Warne hit back at experts backing R Ashwin’s mankading of Jos Buttler, asking how they would have reacted if Stokes had mankaded Virat Kohli at the World Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

Keeping dry and looking fly with Mizzen+Main

first_imgFor entrepreneurs, the inspiration behind beginning a brand or startup typically varies between necessity, desire, or a unique cocktail of both. When Mizzen+Main co-founder and CEO Kevin Lavelle witnessed a congressional staffer soaked to the core in sweat one muggy afternoon in 2006, a necessity was born. Before long, that necessity sparked a desire to produce moisture-wicking and fashionable dress shirts for men.Nearly three years after the company launched in 2012, Lavelle and the rest of the Mizzen+Main team achieved the very thing they’ve set out to do by bringing innovation to classic menswear. This achievement also led the company to create one of the highest quality, American-made dress shirts available, one capable of remaining comfortable no matter the heat index.The thing is, it’s hard to perfectly encapsulate the way a Mizzen+Main shirt feels without having tried one on yourself. As soon as you pick one up and try one on it’s hard to imagine ever wearing a different brand of dress shirt. For those who run a little hotter than others, the moisture wicking fabric keeps you cool and helps avoid those dreaded pit stains. The shirt’s four-way stretch design allows it to flex and move no matter what precarious or contorted position you happen to find yourself in on any given day. Perhaps its greatest facet is the shirt’s athletic cut which assures it fits perfectly right out of the box, needing no alterations or adjustments. Not many companies have the ability to tout this crucial feature.Maybe dress shirts aren’t your thing and you prefer a more casual look; Mizzen+Main’s still got you covered. From Henleys and tees to ball caps and sweaters, the company caters to any style or preference. To top it off, the company provides its same signature athletic fit in all its products, not just its dress shirts.For Lavelle, becoming the next great American brand was paramount when he launched the company in 2012. Today, the company has the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and various athletes and actors as evidence it’s well on its way to becoming that great brand. Get out in front of the trend now, Mizzen+Main is here to stay. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Editors’ Recommendations The Best Graphic Tee Companies to Liven Up Your Wardrobelast_img read more

Skyrocketing prices fail to dampen cattle buying spree in city ahead of

first_imgKolkata: Skyrocketing prices of cattle did not deter people from buying goats and dumbas (Arabian Lamb) on the eve of Bakrid, to be observed on Monday.A goat weighing around 30 kg drew the attention of customers at the Zakariya Street goat market this year. “On Saturday, I sold a goat for Rs 1.10 lakh. The person who bought it lives near Moulali. I have only one goat left with me. Its name is Praveer and its two-years-old,” said Shubham Sharma, the seller of the goat. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaEvery day, the goat maintains a special diet consisting of grams and banana leaves among others, amounting to a total cost of around Rs 200 per day. While the price of small goats starts at Rs 8,500, the cost of medium sized goats varies between Rs 12,000 and Rs 15,000. The Narkeldanga and Kidderpore cattle markets are usually preferred by people buying average sized goats, while the market near Nakhoda Masjid is known for high priced goats and dumbas. “I had brought 12 dumbas. I have already sold eight of them and by tonight, all the dumbas will be sold out,” said Kalim, a goat and dumba seller. Bakrid, also known as Eid al-Adha, is the festival of sacrifice celebrated in the honour of prophet Ibrahim, the messenger in Islam who was willing to sacrifice his son as an act of respect towards God’s command.last_img read more

Ed Asner Attends 2nd Annual AutFest Film Festival

first_imgSONY Pictures Entertainment, ABC’s The Good Doctor, Netflix’s Atypical, and several filmmakers were honored for their contributions to autism awareness “From Spectrum to Screen” by the Autism Society of America at the 2nd Annual AutFest International Film Festival (April 28-29), held at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.Ed Asner at 2nd Annual AutFest Film FestivalCredit/Copyright: Mathew ImagingAutFest screened over 16 feature films, shorts and television programs that promote autism awareness and/or are made by autistic filmmakers.Seven-time Emmy winner and autism advocate Ed Asner presented SONY Pictures Entertainment with the AutFest Visionary Award, bestowed upon Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, and Co-Presidents of Sony Pictures Television Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter at the festival’s closing reception. ABC’s The Good Doctor and Netflix’s Atypical received Spotlight Awards, honored for their exceptional portrayal of autism in a positive light to help increase understanding and acceptance of people on the spectrum.Prior to the reception, cast and crew of Netflix’s Atypical participated in a Q&A moderated by PEOPLE reporter Kara Warner after a screening of two episodes. Participating in the panel were Creator Robia Rashid (Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother), Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Downsizing, The Glass Castle), Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind of a Funny Story), Nik Dodani (Kevin from Work), Layla Weiner and Nikki Gutman; Executive Producers Mary Rohlich (Gleason, Baywatch); Author David Finch (The Journal of Best Practices) and Autism Consultant Michelle Dean (Ph.D. Special Education, UCLA).Following the Atypical panel, ABC’s The Good Doctor screened one episode and held a panel/Q&A immediately following. Emmy-winning Executive Producer David Shore (House, Sneaky Pete), Emmy-winning actor Richard Schiff (The West Wing, Ballers), Nicholas Gonzalez (How to Get Away with Murder, Pretty Little Liars, Narcos) and Autism Consultant Melissa Reiner (Md.Ed) participated, also moderated by Kara Warner, PEOPLE.Additional highlights of the festival included a Power Rangers screening, followed by a panel with Actor RJ Cyler, who plays Billy Cranston, an autistic nerd and the super hero Blue Ranger. Oscar-nominated Executive Producer/Writer John Gatins (Flight) joined the panel, moderated by Director/Producer Kevin Tenney. The panel was met with a huge ovation from the audience as the Blue Power Ranger character (RJ Cyler) is the first super hero to be depicted as autistic.The film Please Stand By screening was followed by a panel with Director Ben Lewin (The Sessions), Writer Michael Golcamo (Grimm) and Autism Consultant Elaine Hall (The Miracle Project, Fly Away), moderated by Matt Asner, AutFest founder and Autism Society’s VP of Development.“AutFest is proud to honor SONY Pictures Entertainment and outstanding television shows Atypical and The Good Doctor for their cinematic and television contributions reflecting the autism community in a positive light,” said Matt Asner. “We are touched by the overwhelming support of the entertainment and autism communities and look forward to this annual event.”Over six feature films and eight short films and two television series were presented during the two-day festival that included Roman J. Israel Esq, Barfi, Dina and Randy’s Canvas. Two of the shorts, The Girl Inside and Big Mouth were written and directed by filmmakers on the autism spectrum. A special panel addressing “Love and Relationships” followed the Barfi screening. For more information, visit or follow @AutFest on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.The 2nd Annual AutFest International Film Festival winners include:Best Film:Randy’s Canvas, directed by Sean Michael Beyer (U.S.A.)Best Documentary:Dina, directed by Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles (U.S.A.)Best Short:Sisterly, directed by Nina Vallado (U.S.A.)Best PerformanceAdam Carbone, Randy’s Canvas (U.S.A.)Best Autistic Filmmaker:Abbey Romeo, The Girl Inside (U.S.A.)Celebrities including Emmy-nominated actor Gary Cole (Veep), Oscar-nominated actor Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Denise Grayson (Social Network) and Johnny Dowers (The Bridge) were on hand to attend the festival’s closing festivities.In attendance were Autism Society of America’s Joe Joyce, Chairman, Board of Directors; Scott Badesch, President and CEO; and Lori Ireland, Vice Chair, Board of Directors. AutFest Honorary Committee Members include seven-time Emmy winner and autism advocate Ed Asner, actress Kristen Bell (House of Lies), actor Dax Shepard (CHIPS), Emmy-winning actress comedian Sarah Silverman, Golden Globe-nominated actor Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), Emmy-nominated actor Gary Cole (Veep), Autism Speaks co-founder Bob Wright, The Suzanne Wright Foundation president Liz Feld, Warner Bros.AutFest 2018 is proudly sponsored by GOLD: Hyundai, State of Qatar, Sony Pictures, Entertainment; SILVER: Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Lindamood Belle, Netflix; FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL: ABC, Autism Pie, Bob Wright, Center for Developing Minds, ICM, Saban, SAG-Aftra;TRIBUTE BOOK: PCW Props, Shuman Management; MEDIA SPONSORS: ABC, Variety, INKIND: Foreo, MAC Cosmetics, One-Hope Wine, Penta Water, Runway Tech, Sevenly, Sprouts; GIFTBAG: Art by Luis, Designs by Siri, Lindamood Belle, Thikkun Spalast_img read more

Haiti UN agency ramping up food aid ahead of upcoming rains hurricane

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up its assistance in Haiti, pre-positioning rations and distributing meals to those displaced by January’s earthquake ahead of the approaching rains and the upcoming hurricane season. More than 200,000 people were killed by the 12 January quake, which also left 1.3 million more homeless in the largely destroyed capital, Port-au-Prince, and nearby towns.As of last week, humanitarian agencies estimate that 3.5 million survivors of the earthquake have received food assistance, 1.3 million are receiving daily water distributions and some 510,000 have benefited from hygiene kits. More than 500,000 adults and children have been vaccinated against common diseases.Updating reporters in Geneva on WFP’s efforts, Emilia Casella said the agency is pre-positioning 2 million humanitarian daily rations and 1,000 tons of high-energy biscuits in 31 locations around the country. It is also distributing 20,000 tons of food into 14 field and sub-offices around Haiti – enough to feed 1.3 million people for up to six weeks. In addition, WFP is supporting the re-location of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from some of the camps in vulnerable areas in and around Port-au-Prince with seven days of ready-to-eat meals and 15 days of general food rations to assist them while they relocate to areas away from water flows. Ms. Casella said the agency is also boosting its work-for-food programme, aiming to reach 70,000 workers in the coming months. School meals, which are currently reaching 550,000 children, will be increased to 800,000 children over the coming week, she added.Last week Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said following a visit to Haiti that “commendable progress” has been made since the quake. However, the situation remains dire and there is a need to maintain the current attention on the country, she added, citing huge challenges such as providing shelter in the rainy season. 20 April 2010The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up its assistance in Haiti, pre-positioning rations and distributing meals to those displaced by January’s earthquake ahead of the approaching rains and the upcoming hurricane season. read more

Orientation welcomes international students to their new home

Only one week into the new year, Namesha Patel had already experienced many firsts.After leaving her home in Gujarat, India, to live thousands of miles away for the very first time, she arrived in Canada Dec. 31 to start her university experience at Brock.The timing meant Namesha, joined by fellow students Kesha Shah and Krisha Patel, who had also just arrived from India, was able to celebrate the new year in Niagara Falls with a dazzling firework display and live performances.“It was windy and it was cold,” Namesha said. “The weather is really new for us, but we had so much fun.”The new friends continued to bond Sunday, Jan. 6, when the trio joined more than 130 students from 11 countries at an orientation held by Brock International Services.An opportunity for students to learn the ins and outs of their new school, the orientation marked a record for the University, which saw the highest enrolment of international students for a January start date in its history. With more than 200 new additions, Brock’s total number of international students on campus increased to more than 2,100 from 100 countries.The orientation officially welcomes newly arrived international students in undergraduate and graduate programming from across all Faculties to campus.The session kicked off with a food and vendor fair, where students had the opportunity to receive their student card, mix and mingle with fellow international students, and commemorate their first day on campus with a picture in a photo booth.Students were also informed about important services offered on campus. Staff from Brock International Services were also on hand to emphasize the support available for those who might be feeling homesick, challenged by language or cultural barriers or just interested in becoming more involved at Brock and in the local community.The day was filled with mixed emotions for Namesha. While being excited about starting her degree, she was nervous about starting classes. In addition to living away from home for the first time, many international students also have to become familiar with a completely different education system.Brock International Services has developed a number of workshops to help international students adjust, including the upcoming Learning Strategies for International Students on Friday, Jan. 11. For a complete list of support workshops and information on one-on-one support, students can visit the workshop website.After the vendor fair, a formal presentation took place to highlight exclusive services for international students and provide information on health insurance coverage, joining student clubs, setting up a bank account and other pertinent information to help acclimate students to their new home.To encourage students to explore the region, information was also provided on a number of upcoming events, including an escorted day trip to Niagara Falls on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, Jan. 19.The orientation day finished off with a tour of campus provided by Brock International Student Ambassadors, and a shopping trip to learn where they can pick-up essentials while living in St. Catharines.International students who were unable to attend the event are welcomed to the late orientation session on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the International Centre Global Commons. read more

Brock Lesnar to appear on RAW this Monday Dixie Carter on Smackdown

first_img Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Pinterest Videos Articles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Cesaro Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Facebook WWE is advertising Universal Champion Brock Lesnar for RAW in Chicago on Monday.Lesnar will likely be involved in a segment to hype up his Universal Championship match against Seth Rollins in four weeks at WrestleMania 35.WWE is also advertising that Kurt Angle’s “farewell tour” will continue on Monday.Dixie Carter on Smackdown mentionFormer TNA President Dixie Carter took to Twitter to respond to Randy Orton after he mentioned her in his promo on Smackdown Live this past Tuesday..@AJStylesOrg & I never had to tan as we were always golden. My historical recollection is different than yours @RandyOrton. #SDLive— Dixie Carter (@TNADixie) March 14, 2019 Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Kurt Angle WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match)last_img read more

Kansas Soy Grower Discusses Precision Ag with Sen Roberts

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Kansas Soybean AssociationAmerican Soybean Association (ASA) Director Bob Henry, Robinson, Kan. attended a roundtable discussion about precision agriculture and big data last week near Salina, hosted by Sen. Pat Roberts.The purpose of the roundtable was for the senator to hear input from farmers, service providers and machinery companies on how to best manage the data that’s generated today.“He wanted to know about our thoughts on ownership,” Henry said. “His purpose was information gathering to be prepared if and when the government decides it needs to be regulated.”There was also discussion on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with representatives from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Kansas State Salina. The senator was given a demonstration flight of the UAVs and an overview of their capabilities in agriculture.last_img read more

State Patrol Womans seizure causes Highway 14 crash

first_imgA Vancouver woman was sent to a hospital after her car went off state Highway 14 near Camas Wednesday morning, officials said.Lindsay Peters, 25, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu eastbound on state Highway 14 near the Sixth Avenue exit to Camas just before 7 a.m. when she had a seizure, a Washington State Patrol bulletin said.According to the bulletin, her car left the road and came to a rest in blackberry bushes.Peters had another seizure when her car came to a stop and was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center as a precaution, state patrol said.Wednesday night, a hospital employee said Peters was treated and released.Two engines with the Vancouver Fire Department and Camas Police also responded to the crash.last_img read more

Google to ask Android users to choose preferred browser

first_img Comments Google Samsung Alphabet Inc. Tags Phones Tech Industry Google will soon prompt Android users to choose their preferred browser. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google will prompt Android users to choose their preferred web browser and search apps, a senior Google executive said Tuesday, as it tries to avoid new EU antitrust sanctions.The European Commission slapped Google with a record fine of 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) in July over antitrust violations related to the Android mobile operating system. Google’s agreements with phone makers such as Huawei, Samsung and LG put those companies at a disadvantage because they’re completely dependent on Android, the EU said.Android users have always had the ability to install any browser they wanted, but now Google will highlight that they have other browser and search engine options.Google will do more to “ensure that Android phone owners know about the wide choice of browsers and search engines available to download to their phones,” Kent Walker, senior vice president of Google, wrote in a blog post. “This will involve asking users of existing and new Android devices in Europe which browser and search apps they would like to use.”In response to the $5 billion fine, Google said in October it would begin offering a paid license for phone and tablet manufacturers in Europe that want to include its Google Play app store, Maps, Gmail and Google-owned YouTube. Another license will let phone makers include Google’s search engine and Chrome browser.The EU’s investigation into Android dominance dates back to 2016. In June 2017, it fined Google $2.7 billion over abusing the way it prioritizes its own shopping results in search. Share your voice 4last_img read more

UAA Releases Prioritization Report

first_imgThe University of Alaska Anchorage released a comprehensive prioritization report Wednesday examining both academic and support functions.Download Audio:Two task forces were assembled to take an in-depth look at every program and function at the university.One group focused on the academic side of things, while the other investigated support functions.Their goal: to determine which programs align with UAA’s mission, which one’s don’t, and which ones need an even closer look.Academic Task Force Report (PDF)Programs like Alaska Native Studies, Art, English, and Women’s Studies are ranked high, while ones like Economics, Political Science, and Music landed in the lower categories.UAA Vice Chancellor Bill Spindle says just because a program was identified as a low priority doesn’t necessarily mean it is facing imminent cuts.“All it means if you’re in one of these lower categories is we’re gonna do further review,” Spindle said. “We may determine by the further review that my gosh, we keep you where you are, we need to add stuff to you.”“We may realize that we can combine this with something else, but we’re gonna take a thorough look.”Spindle says one thing the reports have made clear is the breadth of programs and functions offered at UAA.“It’s like a small city,” he said. “We take care of everything here; from a police force, to a maintenance organization, to facilities, grounds keeping.”“Everything you can think of that goes on in a municipality, we do here.”Support Task Force Report (PDF)The task forces reviewed over 300 academic programs and nearly 180 support functions.Though the administration is still reviewing all of the information, Spindle says the task forces’ recommendations have given the university a good starting point.“What this report has done for us is it gives us a clear mandate for change,” Spindle said. “We can look and see, where do we want to head from here?”That’s the big question for the university. And Spindle says it’s one they can’t quite answer yet.University officials expect to have a plan on how to move forward by December. And changes stemming from that plan could begin as soon as next summer.last_img read more

Sohinimokshas monsoon raga

first_imgFrom performing for Danny Boyle at the Slumdog Millionaire premiere to rocking the Andes with the jingle of her ghungroos in Bogota, Sohini Roychowdhury has been a premier ambassador of Indian culture for the last several years.She is not just an Indian dancer and choreographer, but the founder of Sohinimoksha World Dance and Communications (Madrid/Berlin/Kolkata) and Sohinimoksha Artes de La India in Madrid, Spain.Connecting civilizations, creating empathy for all cultures and fostering global harmony is Sohini´s Monsoon raga this year. Her art without frontiers and the One Earth Project were effectively represented in Maya´s Dream, staged at the Bengal Club on August 18, that combined Indian classical forms with Spanish rhythms and Bulgarian folk. It was about idealism and the dream of a better tomorrow. Her perception of Durga, a mother, and warrior, who forgives Mahisasura the Bull demon instead of slaying him – underlined the quality of mercy relevant in this day and age. Tchaikovsky enriched their dance number that spoke of the strength and relevance of nature in all its elements. The Taandav, from the Shiva Puranas, and the Vedic chants, combined with Gregorian, defined effectively and uniquely, the One Earth concept of Sohinimoksha´s dance opera. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFlamenco Arabe, from the shores of Spain, enthralled the school children at Calcutta International School, during an interactive workshop with Maria Sanchez Sanz (Sohini´s student of Bharatanatyam from Madrid), that ended with the Spanish dancer and the Indian school children dancing together.Sohinimoksha´s workshop on August 28, at the Heritage Group, Kolkata, will be a day of India and Spain. Maria Sanz will be performing Bharatanatyam to emphasize the global relevance of our classical arts. For their ‘Back to The Roots’ project, Dr Jorge Diaz Sanchez will be doing a creative writing workshop with the children, on the Spanish poet Lorca. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveA similar program will be repeated at a school near Dakhineshwar on August 31.In September, Sohini will be conducting master classes of her unique style of Bharatanatyam and storytelling in Manhattan, New York City. New York will witness the Saga of Shakti through Sohini´s interpretation of this ancient philosophy in these modern times.A visiting professor of dance at 12 Universities across the globe, and an empaneled speaker at Sangeet Natak Academy´s July 2018 Shreshtha Bharat Sanskriti Samagam in Bhubaneswar, Sohini is a winner of the “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman” by The House of Lords, British Parliament; the Priyadarshini Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts, New Delhi and has been a European Brand Ambassador for India Tourism´s “Incredible India” campaign.Sohini’s dance troupe consists of her students, and dancers, from all over Europe, Latin America, USA, and India, whose performances have been garnering tumultuous audience appreciation, and rave critical reviews everywhere.last_img read more

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first_img News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Feature | February 02, 2009 Super-Resolution Microscopy Takes on a Third Dimension News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Related Content Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more February 3, 2009 – The shapes of some of the tiniest cellular structures are coming into sharper focus at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, where scientists have developed a new imaging technology that produces the best three-dimensional resolution ever seen with an optical microscope.With this new tool, scientists can pinpoint fluorescent labels in their images to within 10-20 nanometers – about 10 times the size of an average protein – in all three dimensions. The researchers say they now have an extremely powerful technology that will help reveal how biomolecules organize themselves into the structures and signaling complexes that drive cellular functions.Their new method adds a third dimension to a cutting-edge form of light microscopy that scientists at Janelia Farm have used for the last two years to create two-dimensional images that pinpoint the location of fluorescently labeled proteins with extremely high resolution. To push this form of microscopy to the next level – three-dimensional imaging – the researchers borrowed a strategy widely used in industry to measure vanishingly small distances, such as the subtle variations in height on the surface of a computer chip.Janelia Farm scientist Harald Hess and his colleagues adapted that technique, known as interferometry, to make it compatible with the fluorescent molecules often used by biologists to visualize proteins. When interferometry is combined with the super-high resolution photoactivated localization microscopy (PALM), researchers can see the three-dimensional architecture of cellular structures in extraordinary detail.”This will be a good tool to really untangle things right down to the molecular structure level,” said Hess, who led the development of the new technology in the applied physics and instrumentation group at Janelia Farm.Hess and collaborators at the National Institutes of Health, Florida State University, and Janelia Farm, who call their new tool interferometric photoactivated localization microscopy (iPALM), have already created detailed images of three-dimensional structures previously not resolvable with light microscopy. Their “photo gallery” includes images of the microtubules that give cells structure; the two layers of a cell’s outer membrane; and the focal adhesions that attach cells to their environment. Some of these images are included in a research article published in the February 2, 2009, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describing the new technique.Hess and Janelia Farm colleague Eric Betzig invented the PALM microscope in 2005. Scarcely three years later, it was one of a handful of new methods of “super-resolution” microscopy that were honored by Nature Methods in January 2009 as the “Method of the Year” for the previous year.PALM permits biologists to visualize cells with far more detail than conventional optical microscopes, which are inherently limited by the wavelength of light. To achieve this resolution, PALM uses fluorescent labels that can be turned on and off with a pulse of light. Cells whose proteins are tagged with these labels are imaged repeatedly with PALM, with only a tiny subset of the fluorescent molecules turned on in each image. By compiling many thousands of these images, PALM creates a complete picture of the structure under study, pinpointing each fluorescently tagged protein. As a result, researchers get a much clearer picture than the overlapping haze that results when all of the tagged proteins are lit up at the same time, as in traditional fluorescence microscopy.Hess and Betzig designed the concept for the first PALM microscope prior to their arrival at Janelia Farm in 2006. By the time they settled into their new laboratories, Hess says, both were already thinking about ways to improve the technique. Betzig focused on adapting the technique so that it could be used with living cells and with several differently colored fluorescent labels. For Hess, a major next goal was to expand the extraordinary spatial resolution they had already achieved to all three dimensions.Hess, who spent 10 years working in the data storage and semiconductor industries, quickly focused his thinking on interferometry as a way to identify a protein’s precise depth within a biological sample, and September of 2006 proposed the idea of iPALM. “Interferometry is one of the more sensitive measurement techniques out there,” Hess said. “If you have bright enough light sources, you can measure ridiculously tiny displacements – way below the size of an atom.”When he worked in the hard disk industry, Hess used interferometry to detect subtle convolutions on the surface of a hard drive disk. The approach, he said, involved bouncing light off the surface of the disk and comparing the returned light wave to a “reference wave,” which had been bounced off a mirror a known distance from the light source. “If light goes down and bounces off a surface, if that surface is a little bit higher or a little bit lower, that wave’s going to be coming at you a little bit later or a little bit sooner,” he explained. If the mirror and the experimental surface are the same distance from the light source, the waves, when added together, will cancel one another out. But tiny discrepancies in the two distances will shift the waves a measurable amount. “Depending on the amplitude of the summed waves,” he said, “you can determine the vertical position to within nanometers.”No one had figured out how to apply the technique to biological samples, however. The primary challenge, Hess explained, was that in fluorescence microscopy, the key light waves travel from fluorescent tags within the sample itself, not from a readily manipulated laser. “It’s a whole new paradigm,” he said. “It isn’t like you can go in there and take a piece of the laser to make a reference beam.”Hess and Janelia Farm colleague Gleb Shtengel saw a way around the problem: They decided to split each particle of light emitted from the fluorescent molecule in two. By splitting the photons, the researchers knew that each fluorescent photon would act as its own reference beam. They adapted the standard PALM microscope to collect this light both above and below the sample. Both of those beams of light travel to a custom-made beam-splitter, which divides the beam and sends it to three different cameras. A molecule’s depth within the sample determines how much light reaches each of the cameras. “We record an image triplet, and depending on how much appears in camera one, two and three, we can say ‘this was the height.’ This is by far the most sensitive way of measuring vertical height,” Hess said.”iPALM needs only a modest amount of light to generate its sensitive measurements, and that’s important for biological imaging,” Hess says. Imaging techniques that demand more photons can force researchers to label the proteins they want to see with brighter dyes – which are often bulky and require harsh sample preparations that damage cells. Fluorescent probes such as those compatible with iPALM, on the other hand, can be genetically encoded so that they are manufactured by cells themselves. The power of these glowing markers was recognized with the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which was awarded to HHMI investigator Roger Y. Tsien, Osamu Shimomura, and Martin Chalfie for the discovery and development of the first such tool, green fluorescent protein.”It’s beautiful if you can just have the cell attach the label for you,” Hess said. “But the photoactivatable molecules that are used for fluorescence can only spill out so many photons before they finally fizzle. You have to make the most of what you’ve got. This technique is almost 100 times more efficient than other approaches [for three-dimensional imaging], in terms of harvesting the most information for the brightness of that fluorescent molecule.”Source: Howard Hughes Medical InstituteFor more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read morelast_img read more

Jacó Happenings

first_imgAt last month’s Central Pacific Women’s Group meeting, Environment Ministry volunteer Raúl Fernández talked about his nonprofit, which helps bring volunteers to the wildlife refuge in Playa Hermosa. Raúl also brought coffee samples from his grandfather’s farm, Finca Rica Coffee.Raúl is a tour guide at the Refugio in Playa Hermosa and he takes people on tours of the family coffee farm in the Palmares/San Ramón area. If you are interested in a tour or buying coffee, contact Raúl at or call him at 8817-0385. For more about his endeavors, visit The next CPWG meeting on June 20 will feature indigenous art from the Amazon and adventure stories from biologist Joost Wilms of Dantica Gallery.Opera Salvaje Swim Club offers swimming lessons for kids and adults and aqua aerobics on Calle Hermosa. People can purchase monthly pool memberships and also participate in private or group classes. For more info, visit, email or call 8628-3911.Last month in Dominical, local surfers Carlos Muñoz, Anthony Fillingim, Jair Pérez and Danny Bishko put on stellar performances. Now the fifth leg of the National Surfing Circuit is set for June 16-17 at Jacó Beach. This is sure to be a contest not to be missed. For more, visit Also, later in the month is Cabinas Las Olas’s 7th Annual Solstice Expression Session Surf Contest and Beach Clean Up. The event will be held in Playa Hermosa June 21-23. To sign up, contact or call 2643-7021.  Lastly, if you are looking for someone to repair furniture or design something special, Berny Andre from La Casa de la Tapicería is available to repair sofas, chairs, cushions and more. For more, call 8747-1248.The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting (open to the public) June 26 at 7 p.m. at Hotel Balcón Del Mar in Jacó. Come support your community in Jacó Beach!–Christina Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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