E. Coli: Intestinal Plague And Best Traffic Cop?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market adam popescu Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#international#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts If you squint really hard, you might see the newest, most unlikely model for anxiety-free commutes: E. coli bacteria.Chinese researchers have used bacterial foraging optimization, an algorithm, to vary traffic-light timing in order to grease vehicle flow at a single intersection in Guangzhou, the traffic-snarled capitol of Guandong province.The BFO software mimics the behavior of E. coli as it searches for food. In experiments, the software increased traffic flow by almost one-third compared to the same intersection regulated by fixed timing, according to an article by the BBC.When not providing a guide for urban transportation efficiency, the rod-shaped E. coli often can be found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. When inadvertently mixed with people food, E. coli can sicken and kill humans. The work, by scientists Qin Liu and Jianmin Xu, is based on so-called swarm intelligence. In this case, the collective reactions of billions of bacteria help steer the group effiencently toward greater concentrations of food.The researchers modeled their research after this phenomenon, applying it to car density. Their model allowed traffic lights to fluctuate in duration according to traffic conditions. At rush hour, traffic lights switched from a fixed time cycle to a reactive pattern.Someday, the evil lurking in the hamburger you just ate might be your only hope for getting to the emergency room in time.Photo by Grzegorz Łobiński Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Ambala: Army jawan refuses to cut braid citing religious freedom

first_imgA junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the Indian Army, posted in Ambala, has stirred a hornet’s nest by refusing to cut-off his choti (braid) when ordered recently. Citing right to religious freedom, Subedar S.P. Shukla, who has put in 28 years of service with a spotless record, declined to follow the orders issued to him. The army sees Shukla’s carefully nurtured choti as a violation of rules prohibiting display of religion. He is now pitted against age-old army traditions to honour, what he calls, his religious freedom. “On August 15, Major General Alok Dev saw me with the shikha (braid) and directed that I should be asked to remove it. I cannot do so. This is against my religious freedom and is my constitutional right. I replied back very politely to him in a letter that I request that an advice be taken from experts on this,” Subedar Shukla told Headlines Today. He wrote a detailed letter to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 40 Artillery Division giving out his reasons for sporting the braid. “I am a disciplined soldier and I do not want anything wrong to happen with the army. But I want a decision on this issue so that everyone benefits from it,” he insisted. Despite the stand-off, the army has not initiated any action against Shukla for now even though he has refused to follow a direct order.last_img read more

10 months agoAWESOME! Pepe will leave Besiktas having covered wages for club staff

first_imgAWESOME! Pepe will leave Besiktas having covered wages for club staffby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePepe will leave Besiktas with the gratitude of many of the club’s staff, it has been revealed.Due to the club’s financial problems, the former Real Madrid defender has agreed to terminating his contract this month.However, before Pepe’s departure, it’s emerged he paid the month’s wages of several of the club’s staff, including chefs and groundsmen, as Besiktas struggled to meet their obligations, reports Marca. Pepe is now set to become a free agent and can immediately sign for a new club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoAston Villa ace Jack Grealish: How Ireland link sparked

first_imgAston Villa ace Jack Grealish: How Ireland link sparkedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa star Jack Grealish has spoken how he sparked an international tug of war for his future.Grealish had trials for England at youth level when he was 15 but ended up hitting his head on a sink and had to be sent home.Before the next camp came around, Grealish ended up having trials for Ireland. Grealish told The Sun: “When I was young, I had trials for England. I think I was 15.”I got there and I was rooming with Diego Poyet, Gus Poyet’s son.”I woke up in the middle of the night.”I don’t know what it was, but I somehow collapsed in the bathroom and hit my head on the sink.”Grealish added that he wanted to stay at the training camp but wasn’t allowed to. After hitting his head on the sink, Grealish was sent home and ended up playing for Ireland at youth levelHe said: “Diego woke up and found me. I had to go and get checked out by the doctors.”The next morning I was completely fine, and I was like, ‘Please let me stay, let me stay’.”But they said, ‘No, you need to go home. You can come to the next camp’. “During that time I had trials for Ireland.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State falls 40 to No 21 Penn State in

Ohio State senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr (1) prepares to take a goal kick in the second half of the game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Sept. 7. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State women’s soccer team took a 4-0 loss to No. 21 Penn State in University Park, marking back-to-back losses for the Buckeyes after falling 1-0 to Florida Gulf Coast last Friday. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 3-4-0 overall this season. The first goal for Penn State came from freshman forward Kim Dubs in the 32nd minute, putting the Nittany Lions in the early lead after a 8-yard shot off the left post.Eight minutes later, Penn State senior midfielder Charlotte Williams added another goal from eight yards, making the score 2-0 for the Nittany Lions. Sophomore midfielder/forward Frankie Tagliaferri marked an additional goal with just over five minutes to go in the first half, upping Penn State’s score to 3-0 just before halftime. Finishing from six yards, sophomore defender/midfielder/forward Kerry Abello tallied one more goal for the Nittany Lions, increasing their final score to 4-0.  In this matchup, Ohio State totaled four shots and four saves, holding a 6-4 edge in corner kicks over Penn State. Meanwhile, the Nittany Lions recorded 12 shots and three saves. After coming off of a 1-2 loss at home against Virginia, the Nittany Lions clinched the victory against the Buckeyes at Jeffrey Field, improving their overall record to 5-3-0 on the year.  The Buckeyes will stay on the road to face off against their next opponent Illinois on Thursday at 8 p.m. read more

Fiscal Changes with New Fiscal Year

first_img Cabinet launches consultation drives Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Mar 2015 – No new taxes, but some expensive changes will take effect tomorrow and it impacts businesses, including employees. We learned today that minimum wage is postponed to May 15, 2015 but last week, the public was informed of changes to the Immigration Regulations which will see work permit fees increased by over 100% in some cases and the NIB informed on March 17th that payments will be increased as the wage ceiling is raised; that change also comes into effect on April 1st, 2015. There will be some savings… business licenses are cut by 50%; there will no longer be the 7.5% Customs Freight Insurance Tax; the FIT is gone in what Finance Minister Washington Misick called a rationalisation strategy. The Domestic Financial service tax and a wide range of bank service fees will no longer be charged but to transfer money out of the Turks and Caicos will more expensive; no longer at 10%, now 12%. Pensioners likely welcome the news that during a recent Cabinet meeting it was decided that, and I quote now, “TCI National Insurance Board pension regulations will be changed to ensure that monthly retirement pensions will be based on the ‘best five years of contributions’ of the past ten qualifying years. Pensioners will then receive a pension calculated on the 5 years of their highest total amount of insurable earnings.” Even better news is that the new policy takes effect retroactively from 1 January 2015. Recommended for you Bahamas to hold historic Cabinet Meeting outside of Capital Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI begins loan re-financing talks Related Items:cabinet meeting, fiscal year, immigration regulationlast_img read more

Education Ministry To Spend 775 Million To Purchase Textbooks

first_img Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Recommended for you Related Items:Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, jamaica, Minister of Education, textbooks Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, July 22 (JIS): It will cost the Ministry of Education some $775 million to procure textbooks for the upcoming school year beginning in September.Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, made the disclosure while addressing the House of Representatives on July 21.He pointed out that the textbooks reflect the content of the Revised Primary Curriculum and the syllabi for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQJ), Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) and the City and Guilds.“With the exception of texts for Literatures in English, the texts provided at both levels for content disciplines are sufficiently adequate to support and reinforce the learning experiences of the students,” Rev. Thwaites said.He added that the Ministry continues to monitor closely the use of other texts to augment its provisions, in light of the exorbitant amount that parents are expected to invest in textbooks, some of which are often not used.The Minister also informed that the Ministry has issued guidelines for the purchase of textbooks for primary and secondary school students for the 2015/16 Academic Year.Rev. Thwaites noted that for grades one to three, no more than two supplementary books are needed; and for grades four to six, only one workbook each is needed for science, social studies, language arts and mathematics.He added that for grades seven to nine, no more than two supplementary texts are needed and, on average, three Literature books, approximately one per term.Rev. Thwaites also stressed that books that are required for purchase outside of these guidelines must be based on children’s unique learning needs.“In addition, parents may also be required to purchase dictionaries, atlases and technical equipment,” he said.last_img read more

PRESS STATEMENT Delivered By The Hon Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 25, 2017 – The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands is saddened over this recent event involving the death of persons found in the waters of the Turk and Caicos Islands in what can only be described as a tragedy. We offer our condolences to the people of Haiti and the Haitian community here in these Islands.We must however use this experience to call on the Haitian community to consider seriously the risk of loss of life. This experience must remind this community of the dangerous journey between our countries. It also brings again to national dialogue the matter of human trafficking. The truth is someone profits from this dangerous voyage with reports of persons paying large sums of monies for an opportunity for the life that is sold to them. This cannot be tolerated and we as a new Government will take bold steps to address what has become a serious concern for us as a people. We reiterate the statement made by this country when we passed the anti – human trafficking laws: we will not and cannot tolerate this practice and will do what we must to ensure those engaged in this criminal activity are dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. We must also use this opportunity to speak to those living in the Turks and Caicos Islands who encourage persons to take this illegal and dangerous journey. This experience again must encourage you to reconsider your role. We have in recent years detained those who have entered illegally who have come to shore with local numbers for relatives and friends. I wish to remind you that encouragement or harboring of these illegal landings and illegal immigrants is against the laws of the land. Finally we wish for persons to take our message forward for those that are considering this journey and those that are determined to disregard the laws of the land, our new Government will take bold steps and will strengthen efforts and resources for a border protection system that will not take this issue lightly. We cannot relent into a state of hopelessness. Whilst we are saddened at this great loss of human life, measures must be put in place to protect persons from themselves, potential victims from human traffickers and our borders from breaches by illegal entrants. We join the Police in their call for assistance.  No one stands to gain in the continuance of this practice and firm policy positions will be taken and strict enforcement of the laws of these lands will follow. We must again appeal to the relatives and friends living in these Islands and in Haiti to discourage your family and friends to place value on the lives of your loved ones.All lives are precious and over the next few days we are asking for assistance to help to identify those who have lost their lives in this recent tragedy. Within the last month, our Government has recorded three illegal sloops making landfall and this issue continues to plague these Islands as already limited resources is having to be directed towards detention and repatriation costs. We will also seek to strengthen our regional and international relationships in a multi country and multi prong approach to addressing this long standing issue. We will work with the Haitian Consulate and the Governor’s Office to continue the dialogue on this issue with the newly elected Haitian Government as a matter of urgency. We will nonetheless do what we must as a country to protect our borders. On a final note, the Minister of Border Control and I visited the scene yesterday together with the Commissioner of Police and were welcomed by exhausted but committed men and women of a joint operation. Other ministerial colleagues with responsibility for disaster, health and infrastructure has also showed their support to this hardworking team. We are grateful to the members of the Joint Response Team for the dignity with which they have carried out this daunting task. Again I must call on all people to act responsibly and to respect the rights of the victims and their families. This call comes on the heel of my receiving several times over images of human bodies. Let’s be kind in this regard.Press Release: TCIG Press Office#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Motion Passed To Censure Representative Knopp

first_imgRepresentative Knopp: “I’m okay with that, and I’ve represented my constituents to the best of my ability. This entire group there hardcore Republican party people, so I expected no other outcome. They’ll put a candidate up against me, and campaign against me, but I know I still have a lot of support in the district. We will see what happens in this next election.”  The move comes after Representative Knopp led a charge, along with other members of Alaska’s GOP, to form a majority with Democrat Speaker Bryce Edgmon. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Republican Party State Central Committee passed a motion to censure Kenai Representative Gary Knopp. The committee, which held a meeting in Kenai on Friday, was led by party chair Glenn Clary. Clary said he wrote a letter to Representative Knopp in February beseeching him and two other lawmakers to rejoin the Republicans in a 23-member majority.center_img In addition, a recall petition has begun circulating around the state to try to remove Knopp from his seat. Despite the pressure Knopp says he has no intentions of going anywhere. Clary: “There is a censoring motion in effect for Representative Gary Knopp. It basically puts him on notice, and it’s up to the district to decide what they want to do with it.” last_img read more

Gucci Mane Details New 2017 Album Produced In 2 Days

first_imgScheduled for release on Dec. 22, El Gato … comes just two months after Gucci’s 11th studio album, Mr. Davis.  The release caps off a banner year for Guwop, during which he released an acclaimed mixtape with Metro Boomin (DropTopWop), released his autobiography and hinted at more literary efforts to come, met his favorite author in person, got married in a star-studded celebrity-filled event that helped launch a reality show, launched a new clothing line, and embarked on the first-ever tour of his lengthy career. News Gucci Mane Details New 2017 Album Produced In 2 Days Twitter Following hints that the rapper was considering taking the impendent route and opening up the floodgates on a huge arsenal of unreleased music, Gucci instead inked a $10 million contract extension with Atlantic Records this past September. He subsequently tweeted his thanks to the label, adding ,”I’m naming my next album #El Gato the #HumanGlacier I wanna make 10 mo million for my honeymoon #1017.”Eminem Drops New Track “Untouchable,” Reveals Album Track List & ArtRead more Email The new LP comes just two months after the release of the rapper’s 11th studio album, ‘Mr. Davis’Brian HaackGRAMMYs Dec 11, 2017 – 5:24 pm The always-prolific Gucci Mane has announced an official release date for his third major full-length release of 2017.In his announcement via Twitter, the Atlanta rapper also revealed that the forthcoming album, titled El Gato The Human Glacier, consists of 10 tracks produced in their entirety by Southside (of 808 Mafia fame) in the span of just two days.  Gucci Mane Will Release New Album Before Year End gucci-mane-details-new-2017-album-produced-2-days Facebook last_img read more