Shooting in South Miami leaves 1 dead 2 injured

first_imgSOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A death investigation is underway, Wednesday morning, after a triple shooting in South Miami.Fire Rescue responded to the scene along 67th Street and Southwest 59th Place, around 1:30 a.m.According to Miami-Dade Police, one person was pronounced dead on the scene and two others were injured and transported to Kendall Regional Trauma Center. One of the transported was listed in stable condition, the other in critical condition. Their identities have not yet been released.The deceased victim was identified as 33-year-old Larry Edwards, a father of two.Relatives said Edwards had just finished work and was hanging out with some friends down the street from his home. According to officials, that’s when an unknown subject approached the group on foot and opened fire.“Honestly, he just did not deserve this,” said Edwards’ aunt, Vondolyn Harold-Vega. “He does not deserve to be dead on that ground over there, so I just ask who ever did it, you’re safer by turning yourself in than by staying on the streets, because my nephew doesn’t deserve this, and he’s gonna be missed truly by everybody.”Police have brought K-9 units to assist in the investigation. “My cousin died today, but I guarantee you, someone else will be dead the next week,” said Jacqueline Harrell. “Why? Because nobody is doing [expletive] about the communities.”If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

FCC proposal to fight robocalls gives carriers and you more power

first_img 9 Now playing: Watch this: Originally published May 15 at 5:36 a.m. PT.Update at 6:01 a.m. PT: Adds info from FCC release.Update at 6:29 a.m. PT: Adds background on SHAKEN/STIR. Update at 11:53 a.m. PT: Adds comments from AT&T, Comcast and Com. Michael O’Rielly. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will reportedly crack down on illegal robocalls on Wednesday. Mark Wilson / Getty Images FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to give mobile phone companies greater power to block unwanted robocalls. Pai’s proposal, if adopted, would allow wireless carriers to block those robocalls for customers by default. Companies would also allow consumers to block calls from unknown numbers themselves. According to a Wednesday release from the Federal Communications Commission, customers can opt into or out of any blocking services.”Allowing call blocking by default could be a big benefit for consumers who are sick and tired of robocalls.  By making it clear that such call blocking is allowed, the FCC will give voice service providers the legal certainty they need to block unwanted calls from the outset so that consumers never have to get them,” Pai said in the press release.Pai also proposed seeking public comment on how caller ID authentication standards, otherwise known as Shaken/Stir, could inform call blocking. The Shaken/Stir framework would validate where calls originate and where they claim to be coming from, and would allow for faster tracing of illegal calls to find out who’s responsible for them. Congress expressed frustration with illegal robocalls in April and reintroduced bipartisan legislation called the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Defense Act (aka the Traced Act). The bill would improve enforcement policies, criminalize illegal robocalling, and require phone companies to use a new technology that can validate that calls are originating where they claim to be coming from. In addition, the protocol would allow for faster tracing of illegal robocalls. The number of unwanted robocalls skyrocketed 46% from 2017 to 2018. A January report from Hiya, a caller ID service, said there were 26.3 billion robocalls made in the US in 2018. The number breaks down to an average of 10 monthly calls per person.The major US wireless carriers and cable giant Comcast, which also provides mobile phone service, applauded the FCC’s “aggressive steps.”  AT&T said in a statement that it fully supports the FCC’s effort to allow wireless carriers to “increase the arsenenal of tools available to combat calls” that come from suspected robocallers. Comcast said in its statement that it’s great news for consumers that wireless carriers will now be able to implement a default setting to block unwanted calls. “We will have another tool that will permit us to protect our customers by stopping illegal robocalls before they reach our customers’ phones,” said Eric Schaefer,  a senior vice president at Comcast.But the providers also acknowledged that these actions alone won’t stop the scourge of robocalls. “As the FCC warns, however, there is no silver bullet in this war as scammers continue to find new ways to reach unsuspecting consumers,” said Joan Marsh, executive vice president at AT&T said.At least one FCC commissioner is not convinced that Chairman Pai’s approach is prudent. On Wednesday, Pai and the four FCC commissioners testified before a US House of Representatives oversight committee, where they addressed concerns about what the agency is doing to curb the growing number of robocalls. In his prepared testimony at the hearing, O’Rielly noted that it was important to take a “careful and nuanced” approach. O’Rielly has traditionally been an outspoken supporter of legitimate businesses that use robocalls. And he has opposed efforts that would put up barriers for companies using autodialers.”Not all robocalls are illegal or scams, and we must be precise in describing the actual problem at issue,” he said in the statement. “Many honest, legitimate businesses use automatic dialing technologies to communicate needed information to their customers and doing so is perfectly within the scope and intent of the TCPA [Telephone Consumer Protection Act].” He went on to say that, “These legal and legitimate calls and texts share no part in the true robocall problem facing the nation’s communications networks.”The FCC is expected to vote to open up Pai’s proposal for public comment at its June 6 meeting. Tags 2:34 Comments Share your voice Tech Industry Mobile How to clean your phone (and things to never do) FCClast_img read more

Women Photoshopped into tech exec group photo

first_img DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET $6 at Tidal See It See It Read the AirPods review See It The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Best Buy The Cheapskate JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. This image of tech executives features two women who were Photoshopped in, a BuzzFeed report found.Ryan Mac via TwitterWhat’s one way to incorporate more women in tech? Just photoshop them in.An image in GQ last week showed tech entrepreneurs during a visit to designer Brunello Cucinelli in Italy, but the two women were Photoshopped in. The image has since been removed from GQ’s site and Cucinelli’s Instagram. BuzzFeed News earlier reported the story.The women who were added to the image were Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich and Peek.com CEO Ruzwana Bashir. Both women tweeted about attending the trip, but they apparently weren’t around when the photo was taken. After some investigation, BuzzFeed found an all-male version of the photo on LinkedIn posted two weeks ago by Ferdinando de Bellis, a partner at a communications firm that’s worked with Cucinelli. “When we realized we didn’t have a shot where all attendees were represented, we added in photos of two female CEOs taken during the weekend,” a representative for Cucinelli said in a statement. “The photos were shared and approved with all the participants including the two women, Lynn Jurich and Ruzwana Bashir, before posting them on Instagram and they also shared the group photo on their own Instagram handles. We meant no harm or had any malicious intent in doing this and we are sorry.”GQ ran an update note at the bottom of its story saying it removed the photo, and a representative for the publication said: “An image provided by a Brunello Cucinelli representative did not meet GQ’s editorial standards. The image had been altered and GQ was not made aware.”The tech industry, which is largely white and male, has struggled to diversify its ranks. Women make up just 30 percent of the tech workforce, according to the Kapor Center, and they must contend with major biases. It’s an issue that likely won’t be solved with a quick photo edit.  An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $520 at HP Facebook is putting women on the front line of its war… Sprint $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read Google Home Hub review Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Comments 7 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500.center_img Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Comments Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Read the Rylo camera preview Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Tags Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tech Industry,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $60 at Best Buy Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $210 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See it Read DJI Osmo Action preview Amazon Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Apple iPhone XS Tags 3 Share your voice Boost Mobile $299 at Amazon See at Turo 4:06 Turo $155 at Google Expresslast_img read more

Critics question Sealaska finances

first_imgFigures from Sealaska annual reports show no real profits during the past five years. Pooled natural-resource earnings from other regional Native corporations, known as 7(i), balanced all but 2013’s budgets. (Graphic by Jennifer Canfield/KTOO)Could Sealaska make more money, pay higher dividends and make better use of its land? Yes, say some shareholders critical of the Southeast regional Native corporation’s management.Sealaska’s recently released 2014 financial report shows significant improvement.The corporation, with about 22,000 shareholders, came back from a $50 million-plus loss the previous year. And it streamlined operations, laying off 150 of its 400 employees. Managers say it’s a significant improvement.But Carlton Smith, a former board of directors member, says it’s not as good as it seems.“From a shareholder perspective, I think calling 2014 a turnaround year is a bit of a stretch,” he says.Smith is a commercial real estate business-owner who ran for the board last year as part of an opposition slate.He and others point to the fact that Sealaska’s investments and businesses have lost money for each of the past five years.Financial reports show a profit for all but 2013. But that’s only when other Native corporations’ natural resource earning – which are shared – get added in.“The central issue here for at least a decade has been the need to replace timber income,” he says.Sealaska used to make most of its money from logging. But it cut the best trees on much of its property. It’s getting going this year on new timberland, transferred from the Tongass National Forest by Congressional action.Smith says no one should expect to reach past profit levels.“We knew volume was going away. We knew that the markets were changing substantially. So the real issue here is, in a more compressed time frame, trying to replace timber income, which as a single strategy, it’s just not going to happen,” he says.Sealaska managers know that, so they’re looking for new investments. They’re focusing on natural foods, especially seafood, as well as data analytics.Smith has his doubts.“A long-standing truism for a successful business is to do what you know. And if those two areas of new investment are contemplated, in my opinion, we need to have expertise in our existing management team to make sure that we’re going to grow it and grow it right,” he says.He says he doesn’t think Sealaska has that expertise.“Sealaska took a big hit last year. They took another hit this year. And nothing in this report demonstrates any changes,” says Brad Fluetsch, an investment advisor who runs a shareholders’ Facebook page critical of management. He’s also one offive independent candidates challenging the same number of incumbents for seats on Sealaska’s board of directors.He says the corporation has fallen far behind a common gauge of financial success.“What really concerns me is the dramatic drop in investment earnings. The S&P 500 did almost 14 percent last year and Sealaska did barely 4 [percent],” he says.Fluetsch says, despite cutting 150 jobs, Sealaska still spends too much on its top personnel.“They paid almost a million dollars or a little over a million dollars in severance bonuses or termination fees. It just demonstrates this board of directors does not value shareholder money,” he says.“I see that they’ve cut a lot of staff. Other than that, I don’t see any change,” says Mick Beasley, an artist and former board candidate who’s pushed for term limits and other corporate reforms.Beasley’s all for resource development. But he says Sealaska could do more than log its lands.“They could have some housing projects on Sealaska land. I look for boat ramps. I like the idea about agriculture, berry farms,” he says.The corporation is helping develop berry-picking operations in two villages. But managers say it won’t be a significant enterprise.“As usual, I think the elephant in the room is this discretionary voting,” he says.Beasley is among those pushing for an end to that practice. It allows shareholders to turn their ballot decisions over to the board.That favors incumbents and makes it hard for critics – such as Beasley, Fluetsch and Smith – to win elections.Sealaska points out that it’s a voluntary practice, and one chosen by at least a quarter of shareholders every year.last_img read more

Fusion and friction and fields Oh my The rich and ubiquitous world

first_img Idealized structure of turbulent flow: coherent structures, each of near-maximal helicity, are separated by vortex sheets which are each subject to Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. Copyright © PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1400277111. (Source: Moffatt HK (1985), Magnetostatic equilibria and analogous Euler flows of arbitrarily complex topology. 1. Fundamentals. J Fluid Mech 159: 359378m doi:10.1017/S0022112085003251) Fluid dynamics – a subset of the area of physics known as fluid mechanics – is concerned with the motion, or flow, of liquids and gases. Within fluid dynamics, a vortex is a region within a fluid where the flow is essentially a spinning motion about an imaginary straight or curved axis. In this context, helicity represents the degree of linkage of the flow’s vortex lines, conserved when these are frozen in the fluid. Conversion of writhe to internal twist; during this deformation, Wr decreases continuously from 1 to 0, and Ƭ + N increases continuously from 0 to 1; the central curve passes at some instant through an inflexional configuration, and at this instant Ƭ decreases by unity and N increases from 0 to 1. Copyright © PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1400277111. (Source: Moffatt HK, Ricca RL (1992) Helicity and the Calugareanu invariant. Proc R Soc Lond A 439:411-429. doi:10.1098/rspa.1992.0159) A critical aspect of fluid dynamics is turbulence and, in relation to helicity, what’s known as depleting nonlinearity in the Navier-Stokes equations that describe the motion of fluid substances.) More specifically, the nonlinearity of the Navier-Stokes equations arises from transport of the vorticity, or spin vector, of the fluid by the associated velocity field. This nonlinearity is minimized in any region where vorticity and velocity are parallel – which happens to be precisely those regions where helicity magnitude is maximized. “It’s therefore reasonable,” Moffatt notes, “to conjecture that helicity has a significant influence on the nonlinearity that is responsible for the transfer of energy from large to ever-smaller scales at which viscosity, however weak, ultimately can dissipate the turbulent energy.”When it came to addressing these challenges, Moffatt’s first insight was recognizing that helicity is a measure of the degree of knottedness and/or linkage of the vortex lines of the flow. “This established a bridge between classical fluid mechanics and topology,” he explains. “This insight, coupled with the technique of magnetic relaxation, led to the idea that one could unambiguously associate an energy spectrum with any knotted or linked structure. In the context of dynamo theory, recognition of helicity as a key property of turbulence provided a firm foundation for kinematic theory, and opened the door to a more ambitious fully dynamic theory of dynamo action, with saturation of the exponential growth provided by suppression of helicity by the growing magnetic field.” Kinematics – often referred to as the geometry of motion – is the branch of classical mechanics which describes the motion of points, objects and groups of objects without considering the causes of that motion.In his paper, Moffatt describes how slow viscous flows have relevance for a number of applications, one being the design of micro- and nanofluid devices. “Micro-fluid devices operate at very low Reynolds numbers due to the very small scales involved,” he explains. (The Reynolds number is a dimensionless quantity used to help predict similar flow patterns in different fluid flows.) “The properties of fluid flow in such devices need to be understood in the interests of design optimization. My theory of flow near any sharp corner, now 50 years old,” he notes, “is relevant for such devices, which frequently involve 2- or 3-dimensional flows in corner regions.”Slow viscous flows also increase the understanding of mixing processes in chemical engineering geophysics. “Mixing of fluids is at the heart of chemical engineering processes, in which the promotion of chemical interaction may be desirable,” Moffatt tells Phys.org. “For this purpose the contact area of two fluids – assumed to be immiscible, or unable to be mixed or blended – needs to be maximized.” Vigorous stirring mechanisms achieve this result, says Moffatt, frequently through the break-up of one of the fluids into small droplets – and at a microscopic level, this involves topological changes that occur despite the opposing effect of surface tension, which tends to reduce the contact area. “My focus,” he adds, “has been on the mechanism of such topological change, which occurs at singular points or curves within the flow.” Another issue is the determination of stable knotted minimum-energy magnetostatic structures. (Knots and links play a fundamental role in a wide range of fields, including quantum and classical plasmas and fluids. In fluids, the fundamental knottedness-carrying excitations occur in the form of linked and knotted vortex loops.) “Stable knotted minimum energy structures can in principle be determined by the above relaxation procedure,” Moffatt says. “These are knotted magnetic flux tubes, within which the field lines may be twisted into helical form, this contributing to the overall helicity of the structure. The challenge here is to determine the minimum magnetic energy function m(h) for any given knot K, and to thereby establish a bridge with the purely geometric theory of so-called tight knots.” Citation: Fusion, and friction, and fields! Oh, my! The rich and ubiquitous world of fluid dynamics (2014, February 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-fusion-friction-fields-rich-ubiquitous.html Relaxation of the trefoil knot to a tight minimum-energy state; two representations of the knot are shown (T2;3 and T3;2) indicating the existence of two distinct minimum-energy states. Copyright © PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1400277111. (Source: Moffatt HK (1990) The energy spectrum of knots and links. Nature 347: 367-369) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Improving methods used to analyze and model fluid dynamics More information: Helicity and singular structures in fluid dynamics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Published online before print on February 11, 2014, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1400277111 Fluid dynamics has wide utility, with applications as diverse as human physiology (physiological fluid dynamics), the flight of insects, birds and aircraft (aerodynamics), the recovery of oil through porous media, the dynamics of ocean and atmosphere (geophysical fluid dynamics), the design of future fusion reactors (plasma dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics), and the understanding of astrophysical processes in stars and galaxies (astrophysical fluid dynamics). Recently, Prof. H. Keith Moffatt – an applied mathematician at the University of Cambridge, UK, with decades of seminal contributions in the field of fluid dynamics – published a paper reviewing several properties of helicity, including cosmological magnetic fields, topological flows, turbulence energy cascades, fusion reactor magnetic field configuration.Prof. Moffatt discussed the paper he published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with Phys.org, beginning with the main challenges to determining the role of helicity in the areas he reviewed. “Helicity in a turbulent flow of a conducting fluid usually arises from a combination of convection and Coriolis effects,” Moffatt tells Phys.org. (In physics, the Coriolis effect is a deflection of moving objects when viewed in a rotating reference frame. “These processes, acting in conjunction, can break the so-called reflectional symmetry of turbulence statistics – and helicity is a measure of the resulting lack of reflectional symmetry. Moreover,” he continues, “it’s now firmly established that under these circumstances, a magnetic field will grow spontaneously on a scale that can be much larger than the scale of the underlying turbulence – an example of what is referred to as order out of chaos.” The magnetic fields of stars and planets are generated ordinarily by this process, as are the time-dependent evolution of these fields – for example, random reversals of the Earth’s magnetic polarity. “This dynamo excitation of magnetic fields in cosmic systems,” Moffatt adds, “continues to pose major challenges for theoreticians.”Another challenge, he points out, is determining the role of helicity in so-called Euler flows of arbitrarily complex streamline topology. “There’s an exact analogy between steady Euler flows of an ideal incompressible fluid and magnetostatic equilibria in a perfectly conducting medium.” (In fluid dynamics, the Euler equations govern inviscid, or zero viscosity, flow – and assuming an ideal incompressible flow simplifies the resulting flow equations.) “The latter may be determined by a relaxation procedure dependent on the invariance of magnetic helicity, and are stable within the limits of the perfect conductivity assumption. The analogy can then be exploited to demonstrate the existence of Euler flows of arbitrary topological complexity. Unfortunately the analogy does not extend to stability considerations, and such flows are in fact almost invariably unstable due to the presence within them of vortex sheets which are subject to the classical Kelvin-Helmholtz instability.” © 2014 Phys.org. All rights reserved. Explore further At an atmospheric or oceanic scale, Moffatt continues, the Reynolds number is extremely large, and low Reynolds number results are less relevant. “However,” he adds, “chaos in flows, which is identified through the exponential separation of particle paths, is relevant to the spread of pollutants – for example, from oil spills in the ocean or from volcanic eruptions in the atmosphere. The fact that such chaos can occur even for low Reynolds number steady flow in a closed domain is an indication of the universality of this phenomenon.”Moving forward in terms of the next steps in his fluid dynamics research, Moffatt say, “It’s hard to predict the future! At present I’m working on a revision of my 1978 monograph on dynamo theory, and am also collaborating with colleagues on a study of topological transitions that can occur for a soap film on a deforming wire frame.” The latter, he notes, is a topic related “in spirit” to other situations, such as vortex reconnection, where topological transitions occur.As might be expected, a range of other applications and areas of research stand to benefit from Moffatt’s study. “Fluid mechanics is relevant to natural phenomena on all scales,” Moffatt tells Phys.org, “from the scale of the human cell up to the scale of distant galaxies. In particular,” he concludes, “my low Reynolds number studies are relevant to the smallest scales, while my studies in magnetohydrodynamics and dynamo theory are relevant in planetary and astrophysical contexts, as well as to thermonuclear fusion devices.” The latter includes, Moffatt adds, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the latest generation and largest Tokomak fusion reactor, under construction in Cadarache, France.last_img read more

S Machendranathan is new AERA chairman

first_imgS Machendranathan took over as chairperson of Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India on Monday.   Machendranathan who hails from Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu had a distinguished  academic career. After completing MBA from Cochin University, he joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1977 and thereafter the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1979. An IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, S Machendranathan held several important positions in the Government of Tamil Nadu and in the Government of India.   Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashIn the Government of Tamil Nadu, he worked as Collector of Thanjavur District; Commissioner/ Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu in the Departments of Transport, Food, Cooperation and Consumer Protection; Chairman of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.  And in the Government of India, he worked as Chairman of Tuticorin Port Trust; Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor in the Ministry of Steel as well as in the Ministry of Civil Aviation and finally as Secretary (Coordination) in Cabinet Secretariat, before superannuating from the Government Service in March, 2014.  He has also served as Government Director in several Public Sector companies such as Air India, Airports Authority of India, Steel Authority of India Limited, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited and Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants (India) Limited.last_img read more

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first_imgEver wanted a full HD multimedia projector without busting your wallet wide open? Today’s your lucky day as we have a deal for just $55.97.Sure, we’re living in an era of smartphones, tablets, flat displays and whatnot. But nothing beats the value of an LED projector that can provide entertainment on a scale which is pre-defined on a device like a phone or tablet.This particular deal we have is from a company called Crosstour and the product it is offering is loaded with a lot of great features. For example, you can project 1080p images on a scale of up to 176-inches. Goodluck finding a space that big. But that’s not all, it has multiple inputs allowing you to get content on a wall using either HDMI, SD card slot, USB or even an old-school VGA or AV interface.Featuring a 2000:1 contrast ratio, this projector will do more than an OK job in demanding situations. The lamp life is rated for a good 55,000 hours which will last you several years if you play easy with this projector. Even if you go full-on rogue here, you’ll still get the absolute bang for your buck.Interested? Head over to the link below. And don’t forget to enter the special discount code to bring the price down to $55.97.Buy Crosstour Projector, LED Video Projector Home Theater Supporting 1080P 55,000 Hours Lamp Life Compatible with HDMI/USB/SD Card/VGA/AV and Smartphone (P700) – Was $160, now just $55.97 using discount code N46GZ3EX Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

OpenJDK Project Valhallas LW2 early access builds are now available for you

first_imgLast week, the early access builds for OpenJDK Project Valhalla’s LW2 phase was released, which was first proposed in October last year. LW2 is the next iteration of the L-World series that brings further language and JDK API support for inline types. Proposed in 2014, Project Valhalla is an experimental OpenJDK project under which the team is working on major new language features and enhancements for Java 10 and beyond. The new features and enhancements are being done in the following focus areas: Value Types Generic Specialization Reified Generics Improved ‘volatile’ support The LW2 specifications Javac source support Starting from LW2, the prototype is based on mainline JDK (currently version 14). That is why it requires source-level >= JDK14. To make a class declaration of inline type it uses the “inline class’ modifier or ‘@__inline__’ annotation. Interfaces, annotation types, or enums cannot be declared as inline types. The top-level, inner, or local classes may be inline types. As inline types are implicitly final, they cannot be abstract. Also, all instance fields of an inline class are implicitly final. Inline types implicitly extend ‘ java.lang.Object’ similar to enums, annotation types, and interfaces. Supports “Indirect” projections of inline types via the “?” operator. javac now allows using ‘==’ and ‘!=’ operators to compare inline type. Java APIs Among the new or modified APIs include ‘isInlineClass()’, ‘asPrimaryType()’, ‘asIndirectType()’, ‘isIndirectType()’, ‘asNullableType()’, and ‘isNullableType()’. Now the ‘getName()’ method reflects the Q or L type signatures for arrays of inline types. Using ‘newInstance()’ on an inline type will throw ‘NoSuchMethodException’ and ‘setAccessible()’ will throw ‘InaccessibleObjectException’. With LW2, initial core Reflection and VarHandles support are in place. Runtime When attempting to synchronize or call wait(*) or notify*() on an inline type IllegalMonitorException will be thrown. ‘ClassCircularityError’ is thrown if loading an instance field of an inline type which declares its own type either directly ‘NotSerializableException’ will be thrown if you are attempting to serialize an inline type. If you are casting from indirect type to inline type, it may result in ‘NullPointerException’. Download the early access binaries to test this prototype. These were some of the specifications of LW2 iteration. Check out the full list of specification at OpenJDK’s official website. Also, stay tuned with the current happenings in Project Valhalla. Read Next Getting started with Z Garbage Collector(ZGC) in Java 11 [Tutorial] Storm 2.0.0 releases with Java enabled architecture, new core and streams API, and more Firefox 67 will come with faster and reliable JavaScript debugging toolslast_img read more

Oceangazing under the dome

first_imgWould you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Related posts:Espressivo brings ‘Battlefield’ to National Theater for iconic building’s anniversary All together, boys U.S.-bound – and delighted Whatcha lookin’ at up there? Facebook Commentscenter_img Renowned Costa Rican pianist and composer Manuel Obregón, artist Carlos Hiller, underwater photographer Simón Bolivar, LUZ ART and the Children’s Museum in San José have joined forces to present a musical and visual experience in which underwater images are projected onto a giant dome. The images will take viewers beneath the waves of Isla Murciélago, Isla del Caño, Cabo Blanco, Cahuita and Puerto Vargas.Space is limited to 150 people for each show, which will be offered Oct. 19-21 and 26-29 at 8 pm each evening, in a space known as “El Barco” on the Children’s Museum grounds. Tickets are ¢8.000 (about $14) and are available on the museum webpage or at the Children’s Museum ticket office. More info at the Trance Submarino 360º Facebook page.last_img read more

Elysium and the quest to bottle the fountain of youth

first_imgAlice Lloyd GeorgeContributorShare on Twitter Alice Lloyd George is an early stage investor based in New York and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. More posts by this contributorOne billion 3D views and countingThomas Reardon and CTRL-Labs are building an API for the brainIn the latest episode of Flux podcast, I sit down with Eric Marcotulli, the co-founder of Elysium, a life sciences company developing consumer-facing health products based on aging research. The company’s first product is Basis, a supplement that combines compounds designed to increase NAD levels and activate sirtuins, boosting cellular health and longevity.In this conversation we discuss why precursor companies failed, including Cambridge-based Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, which was bought for $720 million in 2008. Eric explains how Elysium is a platform-based company that will sell a host of products and diagnostics, why he believes direct to consumer is the best market strategy, and what the current user base looks like. The company just announced a new clinical trial this week. Eric gets into the importance of bringing academic rigor and peer review to the supplement category, how he plans to build consumer trust and ultimately pull it into the mainstream. He shares why he believes in open source research, how cellular senescence is a particular area of interest right now, what his personal health routine is and how he thinks about the singularity.An excerpt of our conversation is published below. Full transcript on Medium.Eric Marcotulli — Bottling the Fountain of YouthALG: Welcome everyone to the latest episode of Flux. I’m excited to have Eric Marcotulli here today. He is the co-founder and CEO of Elysium Health a company that is rethinking healthcare whose first product is a science based supplement that promotes cellular health. Welcome.EM: Thank you.ALG: Appreciate it. I’ve been excited about your company for a long time. It’s nice to meet in person.EM: Likewise.ALG: As a New York based VC it’s also great to meet New York based companies, especially science focused companies. I’d love to start by hearing the beginnings of Elysium. You started the company in 2014. I talked to one of your investors last summer, he said to ask you the story of how you met your co-founder at Equinox  —  is that true?EM: So there’s two co-founders and they both have their own stories. I’ll start with my scientific co-founder, Leonard Guarente. Leonard’s run the biology of aging Lab at MIT for the last 25 to 30 years. I didn’t set out to become an entrepreneur. It was a confluence of events.If you go back to 2011, 2012 I was in business school and in one of my classes we were studying a company that in the field of aging is well known but outside is not. It’s called Sirtris Pharmaceuticals and it was a Boston based biotech company going back to the mid 2000s. What’s interesting about this company is they were studying processes of aging and they identified one in particular. It was a class of genes that we now affectionately refer to as longevity genes. They’re called sirtuins. What they identified was that these genes are found in every living thing and that the activity level of these genes decreases through the normal course of aging. And when they reactivated these genes they saw amazing benefits, regardless of which model or organism you were looking at. They would live to the human equivalent of 120 years old. They don’t get cancer. They don’t gain weight.ALG: You mean the mice?EM: That’s right. Life is pretty good at this point if you’re a mouse. It was a monumental discovery in terms of aging research and it got the researchers nominated for the Nobel Prize. One of the researchers involved in that series of discoveries in the late 90s early 2000s went off to Harvard to open his own lab. And being more risk-seeking he was screening for natural molecules that could potentially activate these genes. The hypothesis there, which has since carried over to Elysium, is that aging itself isn’t a disease. It’s about the interconnected degradation or failure of our own biological processes and metabolisms. There is a prevailing hypothesis we are seeing develop that natural compounds will be the most effective interventions. That was the approach taken there, and the researcher’s name is David Sinclair. He screened natural product libraries for potential hits that could activate these genes.And he found one, a derivative of red wine called resveratrol. Some people have heard of this. If you look back at the ‘04 ‘05 time frame there was a massive spike in red wine sales due to all the media coverage around it. So they started a company, Sirtris. So they make you the protagonist in this case study, and you have to make a decision as the management of the company. What was interesting was that you have a natural product and that aging isn’t a disease. To try and create a traditional pharmaceutical company and go after diseases you’d be trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. You’d likely have to modify the molecule, you would have to start looking at disease models. On the other hand, you could build a direct to consumer company, where you don’t have to modify the molecule, and aging isn’t a disease so you don’t have to go through a laborious long-term and huge cost effort from an approval standpoint. We debated the merits of both of these business models. I was firmly in the camp of the consumer facing effort, because I was reading this research and saying, how could anybody sitting in this room not want this for themselves or their parents or their friends?ALG: Right.EM: It ends up not mattering which position you take. [In 2008] GlaxoSmithKline stepped in and bought the company for almost three quarters of a billion in cash, before they read any human data. I was fascinated at this point with the research. If you had played word association with me going into that class and you said “anti-aging” and “longevity” I would have just rattled off “late-night infomercials” and “snake oil.”ALG: So that class awakened you to the industry and got you interested?EM: That’s right. I didn’t know this was something you could study. Aging  —  most people think it’s an unstoppable ambiguous force. But it’s not. It’s something that we can now quantify and measure and potentially intervene. That was new to me, the fact that people at MIT and Harvard were studying this and making progress. So I left that fascinated. Shortly thereafter I reached out directly to the the the MIT professor who was the original discoverer of these genes, the sirtuins. I reached out to the scientific co-founder at Harvard. The question I had was, whatever happened to this? Because now it’s almost a decade since the acquisition. There had been little news on it. If you fast forward to today the MIT professor, the one where they made the original discoveries of the longevity genes, is now the co-founder of Elysium.Elysium Health co-founders Eric Marcotulli, Dan Alminana, Leonard Guarente.ALG: Leonard?EM: Yes. Dr. Guarente. Or Lenny as we call him. Lenny and I just started off with conversations around how the research had progressed. At one point Lenny called me and said, “I’ve been approached by a Japanese venture capitalist who has invested in a company in Taiwan. They believe they have a potent sirtuin activating compound that’s very different from the resveratrol molecule.” He said, “I know nothing about the business side of things. We’re dealing with a venture capitalist and you’re a venture capitalist.” I was at the time — before business school I was at Bain Capital Ventures, after I was at Sequoia. He said, “would you want to go with me to look at this potential molecule?”I said, “I don’t know how much help I can be but I’m happy to go with you.” So Lenny and I met for the first time six months after our first phone call. This was late 2012. We met in San Francisco International Airport and went to Taiwan for a few days. It was a fascinating experience. We ultimately passed on that molecule despite some interesting research. But it was through that that Lenny and I came up with this idea that you could build a direct to consumer facing effort and that there would be more of these types of products, that it wasn’t limited to a single product idea. So this was the vision for creating a platform-based company.ALG: So that’s how you met him. And it sounds like you explored a couple of different routes in terms of what molecules could stimulate sirtuins right?EM: That’s right.ALG: And the one you ultimately went for first is NAD?EM: So there’s two components to the product we have today, which is called Basis. One of the things that Lenny and his constituencies in the research community had identified was that sirtuins are dependent on a coenzyme called NAD. We didn’t know that at the time that Sirtris was founded. It’s the production of NAD  —  a coenzyme, a fuel that’s used in a variety of reactions at the metabolic level  —  it was actually the production of this coenzyme that was decreasing in all of these living things. So NAD itself is not new. We’ve known about it for a hundred years. Two Nobel prizes have been awarded for elucidating its function. It’s important for things like DNA maintenance and repair, the creation of energy, the way the cells communicate both internally and with one another. Without NAD you’d be dead in under a minute. It’s very important. So this idea that it was decreasing, which we didn’t know until 2012, was a monumental discovery.ALG: Decreasing over a mouse or human lifespan?EM: Universally. Whether you’re a plant, animal, bacteria  —  doesn’t matter. You have NAD, you use it for these critical functions and it declines in its production in everything that ages. But not every living thing ages. Jellyfish don’t age for example.ALG: Oh wow. What’s going on with their NAD?EM: Well we don’t know yet. But it’s a small number [of organisms]. In everything else you see this decrease [in NAD] when the organism ages. Since we didn’t know this, Lenny said trying to activate these sirtuins would have been a failure regardless. So what we first need to do is restore levels of NAD. Then we need to activate these sirtuins. And we know that resveratrol does not work in humans. So that was another discovery that happened in the subsequent time period after the acquisition.ALG: So all the red wine articles are baloney?EM: Well interestingly if you drink red wine you do get the benefit of sirtuin activation. You just have to drink quite a bit of it.ALG: I can do that.EM: Ha most people say that. So that’s just an example of removing a high purity molecule from its natural carrier state in the wine to a pill as an example, which was a failure in humans. So we identified a cousin of resveratrol called pterostilbene [an antioxidant], which from a structural standpoint, at the molecular level, is more stable.ALG: The stuff found in blueberries?EM: That’s right. If you could choose one food for the rest of your life my recommendation would be blueberries. Some people would disagree with me. Maybe it’s wine. But that was the idea behind Basis. First we need to restore levels of NAD. Secondly we can then go in and activate these longevity genes. And that there would be a synergy associated with that. The best way to think about it would be sports cars. If you’re activating sirtuins it’s like putting a turbo in the engine, but the car still requires some energy source. So if there’s no gasoline, or if you own a Tesla and there’s no battery power, it’s not going to work. But once you have the two of them together there’s a supercar.ALG: It’s actually an analogy a lot of people use for aging. I don’t know if you know Aubrey de Grey and the SENS foundation, but he talks about aging as a disease. That it’s just like a car and we need to figure out how to repair the car and the many different things that go into that. I also want to ask you more about this reframing of how we think about living longer, and how the healthcare system doesn’t consider aging a problem so far or something to tackle. How does the shift happen?EM: Part of it is, we are going to have to deal with it regardless. Everything we’re seeing now given the advancements in medicine is somehow related to aging. If you survive cancer you are unfortunately going to die from Alzheimer’s or cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes. I won’t get the number exactly right, but if you cured every single form of cancer it would only add about three years of lifespan collectively, on average.ALG: Because there’s going to be another disease that kills you.EM: Correct. So for example, one of the areas we’re interested in is something called acute kidney injury. Thirty percent of people who go in for cardiovascular surgery will develop acute kidney injury, and with too much of it you’ll get kidney failure and dialysis. In 2004 there were just shy of a million cases in the United States of acute kidney injury. In 2014 just 10 years later there were four million cases. It’s not that our surgical techniques changed, it’s that older people are going in for these surgeries more often because our healthcare system is actually getting better. So we’re going to have to deal with these things. Two, from a diagnostic standpoint we are moving  —  out of necessity, at the research level  —  into an area where we’re now able to quantify aging. As an example there is an epigenetic test, a cheek swab or a spit tube type test, developed at UCLA in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. It can basically tell you your biological age. The age on your passport or your driver’s license is your chronological age. But there’s something that the gene activity expression data we collect can tell you about how you are aging.ALG: Is that a hard test to do? I’m sure everyone would want to do that if they could.EM: So we are commercializing this test. Think of it as rings of a tree. Over time you can get a pretty accurate understanding of a single tree. How old is it. Did it go through a bountiful spring or a terrible winter. Was there a forest fire. That’s at the individual level. Then when you look at the macro level, at the forest, you can learn a lot about that particular ecosystem. It’s an oversimplification of the idea but it’s the same thing every time, looking at something called methylation. Every time one of these sites is methylated it leaves a mark. So we can quantify that and say does this intervention or product reverse, slow, or stop the aging process.ALG: That’s a game changer for you right. Because everyone thinks it’s a good idea to take [the product], why not. But without being able to measure a result, it is hard to say. People do report feeling better in the short term  —  less hangovers etc. I saw one of your advisers say something about his elbows getting softer—EM: Oh Rich.ALG: Yeah. A lot of great side effects that sound like they are worth having anyway. Like great energy peaks.EM: Right. As we move towards aging, we would argue that it should be classified as a disease. But today it’s difficult because it’s not a moment in time diagnosis. It’s not like one day you wake up feeling symptoms and you go to the doctor and he says, “yes we ran the tests and you have aging.” It’s a decades long accumulation of mutations and failures and other things. So these types of diagnostics have been developed by the research community out of necessity. They need to understand does this intervention actually slow, stop, or reverse aging. That’s just one measure. We’re going to see other diagnostics that take shape and form over the next several years. So to your point, that’s important for us. Because one, the conversation today has been around, OK if you can reverse this fundamental process of aging what does it mean for me? It’s one thing to say, the models that exist today could show efficacy in cancer or neurodegenerative diseases et cetera. But there’s been nothing between showing the reversal of that process and the outcome of it from a disease standpoint. So this idea that there’s a middle ground, something where you can say, well the speed at which you’re aging has changed for the better. That is an important step in the entire process.ALG: That’s super exciting. So what does the roadmap look like? Lets get into the product so that listeners who haven’t seen it know. Out the gate, your first product was Basis, the daily supplement which is $50 a month for a subscription, or $480 for the year. And it’s recommended that you take two pills in the morning. So that’s product one. It sounds like there’s a lot of other things in the works? How do the diagnostics fit in?EM: Sure. Going back to the hypothesis for the company  —  we sought early on to commercialize these technologies on a platform basis. We knew the diagnostics were coming. We knew that there would be other interventions. The third leg of the stool would be things on the digital front or the wearable front. We’re still a bit aways away from seeing the commensurate rigor in that camp. One is  —  as you mentioned earlier  —  the diagnostics are important to show the efficacy broadly speaking for these products. The other thing that’s exciting is this idea of N of 1. We’re finally going to be able to move into the realm of personalization. First, is this product working for me? Second, what is it doing for me? Third, how would I have to modify my lifestyle or administration of the product?That’s how we think about the world from a product development standpoint, through these systems. Apple is an exaggerated example but they’ve done a fantastic job from a platform basis  —  of providing the app store and cloud services to integrate all the devices you have. What’s interesting about these diagnostics that we’re developing is that they are very much a subscription in nature. What you’re doing today is going to be different to what you’re doing tomorrow. Your health status may change for a whole host of reasons, genetic or otherwise. Since these aren’t just genetic tests looking at your ancestry, our hope is that 5 or 10 years in the future this is part of your annual checkup.ALG: And there’s no negative side effects that we know?EM: No. By and large this is one of the safest products we’ve ever seen, with all of the data that we have and millions and millions of data points in ongoing safety testing. Moving beyond that requires us to prove more digestible and accessible points of understanding. This idea of rate of aging is a step in that direction. We’re also, as an example, doing a study on photo aging of the skin based on both the existing body of literature that’s out there as well as feedback we’ve had from customers. The conversation changes a lot if I can put you under a special camera that shows the UV damage to your skin and then shows you the before and after of someone who has taken the product for six months and how it changed them. Even just showing wrinkles and things like that. Things that people are used to, from a marketing standpoint, but they might not actually see the science in it today. So there is that evolution. The evolution from, yes we can reverse this fundamental process of aging to, well what does that mean for me? Well it means it’s actually going to change the rate at which you age, which is tied to your health and all these diseases. Well OK, now I can actually tell you that it’s going to do XYZ for your skin, brain or whatever it might be.ALG: You say upfront that this is about improving cellular function, but there’s no guarantee of longevity, though of course the name has connotations there. I’d like to ask your thoughts on longevity. There’s now things like cryo and people are signing up for places like Alcor. Do you think if we all had the ability to live forever, that that would be a good thing?EM: So you skipped over the easier question. We’re focused on healthspan first and foremost. If you go into a room of people, and we do this all the time, and you say to the audience, “We’re going to take a quick poll. How many of you want to live forever? How many of you want to live to 120 or 150? How many of you want to live to 80?” It’s interesting to see the distribution. If you then say, “you are going to live to that age but you’re going to be as healthy as you are today, would you change your answer?” Most people do. So we are first and foremost focused on quality of life and healthspan. The belief is, ultimately if you improve every day, that you’ll have more days on the back end.ALG: So it would be fine to go to 90 with a 20 year old’s full health, then kick the bucket. That’s more the goal.EM: That’s exactly it. We’ve all dealt with it ourselves with loved ones. No one wants to live for another 10 or 20 years in a certain state. Usually the conversation is, what are the implications of that. From our standpoint, every time humanity has had an order of magnitude improvement in health  —  the introduction of antibiotics for example  —  I don’t think we’ve ever seen humanity broadly say, we don’t need this or we don’t want it. I do think the question changes with the singularity. Which is living forever.ALG: We should probably do another 40 minutes on the singularity, it’s an important topic.EM: It is. I always say without question in our lifetime we will see a merging with something digital. Musk has announced his Neurolink technology recently and is claiming to make progress on it, so it may happen. We’re not going to be able to predict when it happens. And when it happens it’s going to happen quickly. That’s dangerous for a whole host of reasons. But I’m not sure we have a good answer for, “should we?”ALG: I guess the answer is in splitting the question into healthspan and lifespan. People are generally in agreement on healthspan. Lifespan is more of a question mark.EM: Without question. If you talk to anybody in the aging community at the research level, we would be surprised to hear them say, let’s focus on longevity first. Everybody is actually focused on understanding its implications and its role in human health more broadly and how interventions might change that. Then of course the idea is, well if we can get rid of all these diseases of aging, you would think that you’re going to live longer too. In a higher quality state.ALG: It does amaze me. From a personal perspective I am signed up at Alcor. Do I think it’s going to work? Not really. But I did it for other reasons—EM: Yes. I think we as a group need to hold companies in this space to a higher standard than we have in the last 10 years in terms of these types of things. I always say when someone brings me a product  —  even the products that I’m interested in  —  What is the research behind it? Where are the studies published? What do they find? How are they designed? If you just look at the supplement portion of our business, the consumer facing interventions, it’s a $35 billion dollar market in the United States.ALG: And that’s with the current low standards and general snake oil perceptions [in supplements.]EM: Of course. The other thing is, if you stop someone on the street and ask, “what’s your favorite supplement company?” you’re going to get a puzzled look back. No one walks around with a hat or a bag that has one of these companies on it. That’s because they lack legitimacy. That’s a huge part of Elysium’s mission. Hiring with the rigor that you would see in life sciences on the pharma side, into the consumer market. This is part of the shift. We will see legitimate companies not just Elysium, but others in the consumer sphere, changing this conversation. The market will look like a lot of other markets as opposed to this fragmented, untrustworthy one that we see today. That evolution might take a little longer. But ultimately we’re going to end up in a place where people feel good about the products they’re buying, because only the products that work are going to survive.The global supplements market was estimated at USD $115.06 billion in 2018. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% in coming years. [Source]ALG: It’s interesting because you’re a pioneer in this area of supplements. There are other supplements startups, such as prenatal which is also taking off. But there’s less controversy  —  people say, prenatal vitamins? Of course, why wouldn’t you take that. With yours there’s more questions. My point on Alcor and backlash was that people have strong opinions on human longevity.EM: It’s interesting. Our category is hot right now. In a lot of these established categories  —  take prenatal —  there’s great literature supporting the use of folic acid. There’s companies that sell products around that. But they’ll make unique claims or link to literature that’s been done by other companies on other formulations or other delivery methodologies. Those can be dangerous. The data might appear to be good but in fact their own product hasn’t been tested. We have to do it by virtue of what you highlighted, the fact that we are new. But the buyer should beware of whether this exact formulation or exact product was tested for what it’s claiming to accomplish for you.ALG: So you’re trying to do as much as you can in-house, which includes all R&D at the moment?EM: Yes. We have a very open source model. One of the things we did, going back two or three years, was we did a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind study on Basis to show that it could actually restore levels of NAD. We had to show that it actually did what it did. Now that’s mechanism of action in terms of what we’re showing. We didn’t show any tangible health benefits in that particular study, it was just the reversal—ALG: That was the 2017 study?EM: That’s right. It was an important first step to show that.ALG: NAD levels increased by an average of 40 percent in your users?EM: Yes. In a one month span. Then that was sustained over a period of time after that. And it was done safely. But if a traditional pharmaceutical company had done that study they would have just internally validated that the product works, then continued their research. We chose to publish and announce it. What we found was an influx of research interest from MDs and PHDs all around the world who said, “I’m interested in NAD repletion or sirtuin activation, and I now know that your product can safely and sustainably reverse this decline. Would you be willing to work on this particular health problem with me?” So a lot of it we do internally. And a lot of it is also driven by the scientific advisory board or collaborators that approach us and say we’d love to do something with you. This idea of open source is something that’s important to us and we encourage others to pursue it as well.ALG: A lot of exciting stuff going on there. To wrap up is there anything else you want to share about the company or what we should expect in the next six to eight months?EM: In terms of 2019, it is our plan to launch new products in both of the categories we talked about. You’ll see new diagnostics and you’ll see new interventions from us.ALG: Exciting. I can’t wait to see. Thanks Eric for coming on. It’s great to meet and I look forward to seeing the products when they come out.EM: Great. Thank you.ALG: Thank you.last_img read more

Jetstar requests Air New Zealand to restore domestic reports

first_imgJetstar has called upon Air New Zealand to reestablish its domestic on-time performance (OTP) results in its monthly operating updates to the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX).In August 2009, Air New Zealand publicly announced that its domestic on-time performance would be regularly provided to the NZX, however the airline’s monthly domestic on-time performance result has now been missing for two months.It has not been reported for either July 2014 or August 2014, and Jetstar, head of New Zealand, Grant Kerr has said the missing data is puzzling.“Air New Zealand has previously called for the Government to set the ten minute OTP departure guideline for all carriers in the domestic market, and we are therefore rather puzzled as to why the national carrier appears to have stopped reporting its domestic on-time performance on a monthly basis to the NZX,” Mr Kerr said.Mr Kerr said Jetstar was now publishing both its ten and 15 minute domestic on-time departure results on its website, to allow customers to know exactly when they will arrive at their destination.“In the interests of keeping the public informed, we would encourage Air New Zealand to reinstate regular reporting of domestic OTP results in its monthly operating statistics provided to the NZX.”Source = ETB News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

Boeing reports potential manufacturing problems with 737 aircraft

first_imgOlderKitzbühel Tourism appoints Heaven Publicity to lead UK promotion Boeing has revealed it is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to address a “potential nonconformance” on components used in the construction of its 737 planes.The manufacture has contacted 737 operators advising them to inspect the slat track assemblies on certain airplanes. “One batch of slat tracks with specific lot numbers produced by a supplier was found to have a potential nonconformance,” Boeing said in a statement. “If operators find the parts in question, they are to replace them with new ones before returning the airplane to service.”Slat tracks are used to guide the slats located on the leading edge of a plane’s wings to reduce drag during take-off and landing.ADVERTISEMENTBoeing said it had not been informed of any in-service issues related to this batch of slat tracks to date.However, the company has identified possible faulty parts on more than 300 aircraft worldwide.Boeing has identified the 21 next generation 737 planes most likely to have the parts in question, the company said.To ensure a thorough assessment, airlines have also been advised to check an additional 112 aircraft.The company said it is now staging replacement parts at customer bases to help minimise aircraft downtime while the work to replace them is completed. The 737 is the same type of aircraft currently under scrutiny following two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The MAX version of the 737 is currently grounded, with a separate service bulletin expected to go to operators to do inspections before the fleet returns to service. There is currently no date in place for the return of the 737 MAX to service, however.Boeing again said it had identified 20 737 MAX airplanes that are most likely to have the parts in question. Operators will be asked to check an additional 159 MAX planes to ensure a thorough assessment. “We are committed to supporting our customers in every way possible as they identify and replace these potentially non-conforming tracks,” said Kevin McAllister, president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. NewerSaga celebrates Spirit of Adventure keel laying in Germanylast_img read more

WTTC partners with World Economic Forum for seamless travel initiatives

first_imgOlderCHTA lashes out at new Booking.com commission policy NewerYotel to move into Australia with Melbourne property The World Travel & Tourism Council and the World Economic Forum are partnering to help shape the future of how we travel by using digital traveller identity management throughout the whole tourism sector.The agreement will see the two organisations collaborating, exchanging information and working together to achieve international harmonisation through the use of standards and inter-operability across different parts of the tourism journey.Both organisations are committed to increasing the use of biometric-enabled technology as the way to increase passenger efficiency while improving border security.The Known Traveller Digital Identity project is a World Economic Forum initiative that brings together a global consortium of individuals, governments, authorities and the travel industry to enhance security in world travel.In January 2018, the governments of Canada and the Netherlands committed to piloting the concept in an international cross-border context in collaboration with Air Canada, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Toronto Pearson International Airport and Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. ADVERTISEMENTThis week, the KTDI pilot consortium was officially launched, with testing of the enabling technology to start during the course of 2019.WTTC, which represents the global private tourism sector, is committed to working with the existing initiatives in this area to encourage the use of biometric technology and digital identity throughout the wider sector. Through its Seamless Traveller Journey programme, WTTC has researched over 53 initiatives using biometrics in the tourism sector and has identified potential emerging models – such as the WEF KTDI initiative – which may address the end-to-end traveller journey of the future.Gloria Guevara, WTTC president, said: “Our data shows that tourism contributes 10.4 per cent of global GDP and 319 million jobs. “One in five of all new jobs on the planet are being created by tourism and we forecast that 100 million jobs will be created by our sector in the next ten years. “Not only will we need to do things differently – as we cannot expect a near-doubling of airport capacity in the next 20 years – but we will need to do things right. “The key, therefore, is to maximise the growth in a way that ensures safe and hassle-free travel by using biometric technology.”She added: “The range of work across the sector is welcome but demonstrates the unfortunate fragmentation and complexity. “The challenge is to align ourselves – in the way we are announcing today – so that all parts of the sector work on same standards and make sure the different solutions can work together and successfully achieve ‘interoperability’ so that a traveller can move seamlessly from one part of their journey to another using biometric technology.”last_img read more

Sri Lanka cuts visa charges to boost tourism sector

first_imgNewerKnights Brown to lead expansion work at Portsmouth port Sri Lanka has revealed it will offer free visas to travellers from India, China and the UK, among others, as it seeks to rebuild its tourism industry. A recent report illustrated the stark challenges faced by the sector following the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21st. A series of bombings at luxury hotels and Christian churches left more than 250 people dead, decimating the tourism sector.The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has since stopped warning against all but essential travel to the island. However, the body does warn “terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Sri Lanka”.ADVERTISEMENT“Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners,” added the FCO.In an attempt to overcome fears, the Sri Lankan cabinet has approved a proposal from the tourism ministry to expand a visa free travel programme.The initiative will run for six months from August 1st.In the UK, luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent welcomed the move. Kerry Golds, managing director, said: “Sri Lankans need tourism for their economy, and we can help them – the news that they have lifted their visa fees for UK citizens will undoubtedly draw Brits to this jewel of an island. “We’ve seen an uplift in enquiries, but still slight caution from our clients. “Our message is go now, before everyone else does.” OlderAparthotels Adagio reveals UK expansion planslast_img read more

Man dies after being crushed by water tanks

first_imgA 70-year-old man lost his life on Tuesday after his efforts to perform welding work at his house in Kato Drys in Larnaca led to his death.He was working on a metal water tower holding up two plastic water tanks. The man was crushed by the water tanks after the tower collapsed due to the weight of the tanks.Members of the Kofinou catastrophe response special unit rushed to the scene along with an ambulance, which transferred the 70-year-old to Larnaca general hospital though doctors were unable to revive the man.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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the word “bonjour”—“hello” in French—by both male and female speakers Then they asked two groups of about 20 volunteers each to listen to about 700 pairs of recordings; they used their responses to reconstruct optimal pitch patterns for both trustworthiness and competence The team found that listeners clearly associated specific intonations with each social trait regardless of their own gender or that of the speaker they reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Female recording of a confident “bonjour” Male recording that inspires trust The differences between recordings are subtle; in the lab it almost seems that the listeners are just picking randomly says study co-author Jean-Julien Aucouturier of CNRS France’s national research agency in Paris “They can’t explain [their choices] but they all have the same mental representation in their head” he adds One consistent feature of competent voices was that they would descend in pitch; trustworthy voices would rise quickly at the end of the word Because the different intonations are generated by a software (freely available to other researchers and to anyone who wants to play with it) rather than an actor the method could be applied to other languages or cultures It could also be used one day to assess brain stroke patients who typically have difficulty making social judgements based on a person’s intonationThe Green Wave earned the fourth seed in the Minnesota State High School League State Tournament for the Class A division after winning the section 8A championship against Warroad last week They will take the ice Wednesday against No 5 seed St Cloud Cathedral at 8 pm in the Xcel Energy CenterThe entire high school and a good portion of the community turned out for the send-off rally Tuesday morning as the band played the rouser and cheerleaders danced"We’re excited we’re looking forward to the challenge and we’re ready to go" head coach Scott Koberinksi told the crowdEast Side fans have become familiar with downtown St Paul in recent years The Green Wave took home the Class A title in back-to-back seasons in 2014 and 2015 This year marks the program’s 11th appearance in The Tourney and an opportunity to establish itself as a Class A dynasty in the State of HockeyIf the Green Wave win Wednesday they will play at 1 pm Friday March 10 The other teams in their bracket are No 1 Hermantown a perennial power and unseeded LuverneThe $1 billion difference could be in negotiations until near the constitutional May 22 legislative adjournment date"With a $165 billion budget surplus it is clear state government has overcharged Minnesotans" House Tax Chairman Greg Davids R-Preston said echoing Republicans’ desire to "give back" money to taxpayersDayton modeled his tax proposal on one that he vetoed last year after a $100 million wording error was discovered He says he prefers money to be spent on things like education instead of tax cutsDeputy House Minority Leader Paul Marquart DFL-Dilworth said the House GOP tax plan would spend $5 in tax cuts for every $1 increase in education spendingThe House and Senate kept many of the provisions from last year’s legislation but supersized itThere certainly are similarities among the three tax plans but with a $1 billion gap massive differences are evidentOne of the biggest differences comes in taxing Social Security benefitsThe House-passed bill approved 80-52 last week offers a $269 million break for those receiving the federal retirement fund payments Senators on Monday approved cutting the tax $75 million while Dayton does not have it on his listGOP legislative leaders say they are taking a first step that could lead to eliminating income taxes on Social Security payments all together Some Democrats warn that the action could result in a gap in state tax collections because as ages increase tax collections will fallThe Social Security tax cuts come from broader income tax plans The House proposed cutting income taxes $586 million with a variety of breaks such as for education credits education savings plans and college loansSenators’ legislation cuts income taxes $393 million in much the same way as the House but at generally lower amountsDayton also looks to cut income taxes with the biggest decrease a $94 million plan to expand the working family creditRepublican plans give businesses tax cuts in a way Senate Tax Chairman Roger Chamberlain R-Lino Lakes said should help everyone He told of a friend who recently moved his business from Minnesota to Wisconsin "due to taxes and other problems"Chamberlain said such moves to other states cost Minnesota $1 billion annually"We have to keep people here we have to attract people here" Chamberlain saidThe three tax plans mostly agree on the most-discussed provision replacing some farmland property taxes with state money for part of a school construction assessmentDayton would set aside $34 million for the farmland issue in the next two years slightly less than the Senate In both cases the provision would reduce farm property taxes collected for school construction by 40 percentThe House would cover half of the construction costs charged to farmland with $44 million for 240000 farmers"Farmers have been smothered under a rising tide of property tax levies" House Property Tax Chairman Steve Drazkowski R-Mazeppa saidDrazkowski said the 2017 bill is "step one of a two-step process" to be followed by eliminating all school construction levies from farmlandLocal government state aid also is folded into the tax bill under the theory that more state aid keeps down local property taxesThe House keeps state aid at about the same level as in the current budget while the Senate bill would boost the payments about $20 million and the governor wants to add $30 millionDavids said that his bill helps cities and counties by eliminating sales tax they payOn Monday Senate DFL’ers strongly but unsuccessfully argued against a provision in the Republican-written tax bill that would provide scholarships to some children to attend other schools Democrats said the state should not pay for children to attend religious schoolswhile Republicans said families should have choicesMarquart said that too much money went to tax cuts "The tax bill represents 80 percent of the budget deficit" he saidHe and other Democrats suggested moving more money to homeowner property tax reliefRepublicans however said big tax cuts will help MinnesotaWith a new president there are too many questions about the future to cut taxes so deep Rep Jennifer Schultz DFL-Duluth said "During a time of economic uncertainty especially at the federal level this massive unnecessary package of handouts for the richest Minnesotans is completely irresponsible""For too long hardworking Minnesotans have been overtaxed which has driven seniors and young families out of our state" said Rep Matt Grossell R-Clearbrook "Our tax relief package is aimed at relieving the burden 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