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PM resorted to old evading tactics to hoodwink common people Congress

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday panned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reply to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address, alleging that he resorted to “old evading tactics” to hoodwink the common people as if he was still in election mode and failed to address the real issues.Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claimed that his party scored a “great victory” as the Prime Minister, who was previously “reluctant” to quote any Congress leader, was “compelled” to repeat Jawaharlal Nehru’s words at the fag end of his speech. “Prime Minister in his own reply has disappointed the people of our country by not taking up issues concerning the people, right from agriculture to industry to unemployment and last but not the least Bihar’s encephalitis situation where hundreds of children have lost their lives,” Chowdhury told reporters. “He resorted to old evading tactics to hoodwink the common people, as if he was still in election mode. We expected that he would rise above partisan issues and would be conciliatory in taking all along,” he said. This is the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha and the Prime Minister could have been statesman-like so that it sets the tone for a constructive and fruitful atmosphere in Parliament in coming days, but that was absent, he said. “We also noted that Prime Minister was drawn into our incisive argument, and had to quote Jawahar Lal Nehru ji at the fag end of his speech. I think, that is a great victory for us!” Chowdhury said. Taking a swipe at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the party never recognised efforts of anyone but only the members from the Gandhi-Nehru family. Replying to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha, Modi said the Congress never spoke about the good work of former prime ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and PV Narasimha Rao. “There are some people who feel only a few names contributed to the national progress. They only want to hear those few names and ignore the others…,” Modi said.last_img read more

Mary Robinson Appointed United Nations Special Envoy For Climate Change

first_imgUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former Irish President Mary Robinson as his Special Envoy for Climate Change to mobilize political will and action ahead of the climate summit that the United Nations chief will convene in September.Mrs. Robinson, who will continue to serve as President of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, will work closely with Special Envoys John Kufuor and Michael Bloomberg in her new role.“Building on her work on climate justice she will engage Heads of State and Government around the world in order to mobilize political will and action, and raise ambition in advance of the 2014 Climate Summit that the Secretary-General is hosting in New York on 23 September 2014,” said the announcement from Ban Ki-moon’s office.“The Summit will be an important milestone to mobilize political commitment for the conclusion of a global agreement by 2015, as well as to spur enhanced action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilient communities.”In asking Mrs. Robinson to take on this mandate, the Secretary-General commended her for her work as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, in particular for her efforts in bringing cohesion and international awareness to the challenges in the region.He particularly noted her ability to galvanize the international community to support the efforts of the Great Lakes region in conflict resolution, socio-economic development and mainstreaming of marginalized groups, including women.Mrs. Robinson also served as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.last_img read more

Where are all the jobs promised for the Muskrat Falls project

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhen the Muskrat Falls Project announced it was declared Aboriginal peoples would be a priority in terms of hiring, followed by other Labradorians and then Newfoundlanders.However, many Labradorians say this is not the case.MP Yvonne Jones says she’s been fielding endless calls from workers looking for work.APTN’s Ossie Michelin has the story.last_img

Angola Security Council condemns fighting urges release of abducted children

The Security Council particularly condemned a UNITA attack that occurred today and another that took place in Caxito on 5 May, and called for the release of the children abducted in the Caxito fighting, Ambassador James Cunningham of the United States, the Council’s current President, told the press at UN Headquarters.Council members welcomed the reaffirmation by the Government of Angola of its willingness to engage in dialogue with UNITA and urged the parties to become involved in the search for a peaceful settlement. They also expressed their intent to maintain sanctions on UNITA, and emphasized the importance of the Lusaka Protocol, the Council President said.On the humanitarian front, the Council expressed concern at the “declining” situation and urged for unimpeded access of humanitarian assistance to all internally displaced people and civilians in need, especially children. The Council President’s press statement followed consultations during which members heard from Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Adviser for Special Assignments in Africa, Ibrahim Gambari, on his recent mission to Angola. Speaking to the press after his briefing to the Council, Mr. Gambari said civil society in Angola – led by the Catholic church and local non-governmental organizations – has been putting tremendous pressure on all sides to bring the war to an end. Noting the effort by President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos on 2 May, when he challenged UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi “to come out and say when this war will end and how he intends to enter the political process,” Mr. Gambari said the “the answer Savimbi apparently gave was the attack on Caxito and the abduction of the children.” “I believe the Security Council will send a clear message that Savimbi needs to give an unambiguous clear response to this call to end the fighting and embrace dialogue,” Mr. Gambari added. “If you judge by the pressure from the civil society, the changes are much better than ever before, but we’re still waiting to hear from Mr. Savimbi.” read more

UN expert welcomes Italian veto of bill seen as infringing judicial independence

The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Leandro Despouy, expressed his satisfaction at Mr. Ciampi’s decision to send the bill back to the lawmakers.Mr. Despouy had earlier written Mr. Ciampi a letter detailing his concerns. “The reforms represent a worrying limitation to the guarantees of independence that, for over a decade now, have been considered to be key features of the Italian judiciary and have conferred upon Italy an enviable international prestige and moral authority, and served as a model to other countries,” he declared.Among his concerns were the role of the Justice Ministry in nominating a chief prosecutor, paving the way for possible Government interference; the weakening of the powers of the Higher Judicial Council, the independent body in charge of controlling the judiciary; and powers attributed to the Executive over the Judiciary that are in conflict with the independence of the judiciary and are likely to result in undue Executive interference in the disciplinary process and decisions affecting judges. read more

NSERCfunded student exploring connection between gut health and bone strength

A substantial scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council will allow Brock PhD student Kirsten Bott to delve deep into the relationship between gut flora and overall musculoskeletal health.The Applied Health Sciences student will continue her research with the help of a prestigious Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship worth $70,000 over the next two years.Bott is one of nine Brock graduate students who received scholarships in NSERC’s latest funding round. They, along with 18 faculty researchers at Brock University, received a total of $3.2 million in NSERC funding this year.“Over the past 20 years, there has been a lot of research done on the trillions of microorganisms living in our guts called microbiota,” says Bott. “We know that they play a large role in our overall health.  Everything from the brain to the cardiovascular system is affected by gut microbiota. I am interested in expanding the research on how gut microbiota specifically affects bone and muscle structure and metabolism.”It is already known that an unhealthy gut produces higher levels of toxins that cause low-grade inflammation in the body, Bott explains.“The inflammation has a negative effect on bone and muscle function,” she says. “I am hoping to show that exercise can favourably alter gut microbiota and therefore reduce the low-grade inflammation in the body.”Wendy Ward, one of Bott’s co-supervisors, emphasizes the importance of Bott’s work.“Low-grade inflammation is a threat to the musculoskeletal system and can contribute to a weakening of the skeleton, making an individual more prone to fracture. Lifestyle factors including a poor diet and sedentary behaviour may contribute to low-grade inflammation and are also known to impact both gut microbiota and the skeleton,” Ward says. “Kirsten’s research will provide novel insights into these associations and also consider how changes in lifestyle, specifically exercise, can be used as a potential solution to prevent or attenuate the negative impact of inflammation.”Bott was honoured to receive the prestigious scholarship.“To have my work recognized at this level is an honour and motivates me to continue my research in this field,” she says.Bott has been studying at Brock for several years, having completed both her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University. She credits the amazing researchers at Brock, specifically supervisors Ward and Sandra Peters, for helping her find her passion in research.“The combination of my supervisors, who have always been very supportive and allowed me to follow my own research interests, and access to equipment has largely contributed to my research success,” she says.“Kirsten demonstrated an early interest in research when she was an undergraduate in Kinesiology,” says Peters. “I am so pleased to see that her passion and hard work has brought her this great success.”This year’s Brock NSERC recipients:NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’sRachel Clemens, Mathematics and Statistics — “On High Quantile Regression Methods.”Emily Davis, Psychology — “The neural mechanisms underlying “hyper-binding” associative memories in aging.”Grant Hayward, Applied Health Sciences — “Investigating the role of estrogen on insulin signalling and amyloid-B production in the brain.”Michael Tolentino, Biological Sciences — “Retinoic acid signalling and glial cell responses in regenerating axolotl spinal cord.”NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship – DoctoralNico Bonanno, Chemistry — “Rational Design of Redox-Active Ligands for the Assembly of Novel Paramagnetic Clusters.”Kirsten Bott, Applied Health Sciences — “Effects of exercise and low-grade inflammation on bone structure and metabolism.”Christine Kempthorne, Biotechnology — “Biochemical diversity in Vincetoxicum rossicum, a highly invasive plant in Canada.”Michael Yousef, Applied Health Sciences — “Effects of Rosemary Polyphenolic Components on FceRI Mast-Cell Signalling.”NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship DoctoralClaire Matthews, Psychology — “Cognitive mechanisms underlying face learning: The role of perceptual experience.” read more

Google extends free calling through Google Voice for one more year

first_imgIf you use Google Voice in Gmail to make phone calls to anyone in the US and Canada, those calls have been free while Google perfects their call routing and quality. It looks like that tradition will continue on for at least one more year, according to Google.Google Voice offers a lot of really great features, and chief among them is cheap international calling and free domestic calling if you are in the US and Canada. The service is not without flaws, and like any phone service has the occasional hiccup. Earlier this year Google said that in a perfect world they planned to keep their Voice service free, but they also are prepared to charge for the service once it reaches an acceptable quality level. Whether it is because the service is still not quite done or because Google is feeling some of the holiday cheer they have been dishing out this year, the Gmail based Google Voice service will remain free for 2013.Google was also quick to remind everyone that making international calls through Google Voice is still less expensive than nearly any other method on the planet, and as long as you have a good internet connection the call quality is often better than what you get with a mobile phone or landline. While Google has shifted most of their internal communication methods to Hangouts, their Voice service is deployed across their entire company for those increasingly rare times when you need to make a phone call.If you’ve never tried out Google Voice, and you live in the US or Canada, all you need is a Google Account and an area code to get one setup. Once you have a Google Voice account, you can set it up on an Android or iOS smartphone as a second number that will ring on your existing phone very easily.via Gmail Bloglast_img read more

PM extends well wishes to Greek Orthodox Christians

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Malcolm Turnbull took the opportunity ahead of Sunday to wish Australia’s 383,000 Greek Orthodox Christians a happy Easter.In an official letter addressed to the community, the prime minister recognised the religious holiday as “the holiest and most spiritually significant of the seasons of the liturgical year – a reminder of the example set by Christ, and His commitment to serve others”.He also highlighted that Easter can be a significant time not only for those of faith, but for all Australians who acknowledge the role and meaning of Christianity in the nation’s social fabric and heritage of belief.“During this time, many of us will gather with family and friends and share traditional food. We will also redouble our commitment to the less well-off, as we are reminded of our shared responsibility to love, serve and forgive one another,” wrote Mr Turnbull.The Liberal leader then turned the attention to multiculturalism, claiming that one of Australia’s great strengths is “the mutual respect of different communities for each other”.“At the core of our success are the values that we share − hope, respect and a deep belief that everyone should have the freedom to express who they are. So to all celebrating Easter this year, my warmest wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday.”last_img read more

Jill Herzig Named EditorinChief of Dr Oz The Good Life

first_imgThe magazine is set to open with a 450,000 rate base, and will complement Oz’s syndicated television talk show.”He’s convincing America that a healthy lifestyle is the bedrock of happiness,” says Herzig in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with him to create a rich, imaginative editorial package for that transformative message.” Hearst Corp. president and CEO Steve Swartz and Hearst Magazines president David Carey looked inward in recruiting Redbook editor-in-chief Jill Herzig for the same position at Dr. Oz The Good Life.Her hiring, announced Wednesday, comes after word that the magazine will go to a 10X frequency with the Aug./Sept. 2014 launch after successful test releases in January and April. They were under the editorial direction of Alison Brower, but she is leaving Hearst Magazines to return to California.In terms of magazine seniority, Dr Oz is quite a change for Herzig because Redbook is 111 years old. However, shaking up the norm isn’t something Herzig is shy about doing. She did upgrade the beauty and fashion portion of Redbook content from 30 to 50 percent in April 2013 while ending such former editorial mainstays as parenting and relationships. When she was at Redbook she told min that her role was “a never-ending process of keeping Redbook fresh.”From 2003-2010, Herzig was Glamour executive editor and top lieutenant to editor-in-chief Cindi Leive. Earlier career stops included SELF, New Woman and Cosmopolitan under the late editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown.last_img read more

Moto G7 for 300 and all the rest How to tell all

first_img Motorola Moto G7 £269 Motorola G7 vs. G7 Plus: What’s the difference? 64GB Motorola has a long, rich history of big wins in the mobile phone space, from the first cell phone call, to the iconic Motorola Razr and what will be Verizon’s first 5G phone.  While the company has struggled to make a splash in the modern phone era — its magnetic Moto Mods failed to connect in a meaningful way — the Moto G family has carved out an important space as the king of budget phones. The Moto G has been CNET’s top budget pick year after year. The Moto G7 Power has a 6.2-inch screen and 5,000-mAh battery. Sarah Tew/CNET The Moto G7 is the latest casualty of rising phone prices. While still “cheap,” its price jumps up $50 to $299 from $249, a 20 percent hike from 2018 to 2019. The increase underscores that phones are getting more expensive to own across all categories, not just the most premium models, as component costs rise and slow sales hit dominant brands such as iPhone and Samsung. Here’s how the four new Moto G7 phones break down. Check out our specs chart for a quick breakdown, as well as our in-depth comparison story — Motorola Moto G7 vs. G7 Play, G7 Power and G7 Plus — for more details.  Motorola Moto G7 Power 1.8GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 6.07 oz.; 172g £239 $299 159.43 x 76 x 9.3 mm 6.2 oz.; 176g Now playing: Watch this: 64GB Adorama 3,000-mAh See It Walmart £179 6.2-inch LCD; 2,270×1,080 pixels $249 Up to 512GB News • Motorola Moto G7 is now available on Google Fi for $50 off Motorola Moto G7 Up to 512GB See It 4GB $217 6.18 x 2.96 x 0.31 in. Storage 6.2-inch LCD; 1,520×720 pixels USB-C More Motorola stories 403 ppi 5.7-inch LCD; 1,512×720 pixels 5:38 403 ppi Motorola Moto G7 Plus Converts to about AU$420 Fingerprint sensor 6.98 oz.; 198g Camera Review • Motorola Moto G7 review: The best budget phone just got even better 8-megapixel Best Buy 8-megapixel Best phones of 2019 so far: Hand-picked by CNET’s experts.Motorla Razr could make a comeback as a foldable phone: Everything old is new again. Water repellent with P2i nanocoating; front-facing flash $269 5.85 x 2.81 x 0.32 in. Water repellent with P2i nanocoating; TurboPower charging 3,000-mAh Converts to about AU$350 Connector Up to 512GB Meet the Moto G7 budget phones for 2019 5.33 oz.; 151g 1,080p Motorola Moto G7 Play $249 4K Front-facing camera Share your voice Converts to about AU$480 Water repellent with P2i nanocoating; TurboPower charging 6.18 x 2.96 x 0.33 in. 13-megapixel 32GB Processor Comments Dimensions (inches) 2GB 1.8GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 $199 Android 9.0 Expandable storage Special features Up to 512GB Price (GBP) Price off-contract (USD) Lawsuit against TSMC could block new devices from entering US Motorola Razr rumors: Foldable phone expected in 2019, leaks, specs, price and more 10 best phones for back to school 294 ppi Phones Battery Converts to about AU$280 Pixel density RAM Display size, resolution 4GB Back Back USB-C Mobile software Yes USB-C Headphone jack Yes Yes 1.8GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Dimensions (millimeters) 38 $215 16-megapixel, 5-megapixel Water repellent with P2i nanocoating; TurboPower charging See it 5,000-mAh Price (AUD) £149 271 ppi Weight (ounces, grams) 2:59 32GB 6.2-inch LCD; 2,270×1,080 pixels 31 Photos Moto G7 phone specs 1.8GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 148.71 x 71.5 x 8.19 mm Android 9.0 At a time when $1,000 phones roam the Earth, Motorola’s four new Moto G7 handsets tell a different story: One where budget phones aim to be satisfying, on-trend devices that cost roughly a third of the price of the iPhone XS. The Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play are all variations on a theme. Read CNET’s in-depth review of the Moto G7.They share backbone specs like full-screen faces with slim bezels, Android Pie, a headphone jack and external storage up to 256GB. From there, the phones take on subtle differences. For example, the Moto G7 Plus — which won’t sell in the US — has a more powerful processor and a big camera upgrade, while the Moto G7 Power gets its character from its extra-large battery. Back This story originally published at 5 a.m. PT. So retro: Designing the original Motorola Razr 4K Android 9.0 Mentioned Above Motorola Moto G7 (ceramic white) USB-C 12-megapixel 300 euros, converts to about $340 157 x 75.3 x 8.3 mm 3,000-mAh Yes 1,080p See It 3GB 12-megapixel 157 x 75.3 x 8 mm Back Moto G7: The standard bearer ($299) This is the step up we expected in 2019’s G7 phone. The most well rounded of Moto’s new G7s for the US, this looks and feels more luxe than you’d expect for a $300 (£239) device. There’s glass on the front and back, a small teardrop-shaped notch and ultrathin bezels all around. Those slimmer margins mean the 6.2-inch display feels expansive without the phone being a behemoth. The dual 12-megapixel/5-megapixel camera setup makes depth-sensing portrait photos possible using that second lens (the G7 Power and play have that too, using software only). You also get the same “auto smile capture” mode as the G7 Plus, for both sets of lenses. An 1.8GHz octacore Snapdragon 632 chipset helps keep tasks moving along, so everything felt zippy in the brief time I had with the phone. As a bonus, there’s water resistance up to IP154 and 64GB of onboard storage to fill up with your photos, videos and apps. 18-moto-g7-powerThe G7 Power’s 5,000mAh battery promises over two days of battery life. Sarah Tew/CNET Moto G7 Power: The battery beast ($249) The name says it all. The Moto G7 Power’s 5,000-mAh battery takes center stage on this device, promising 2.5 days of battery life on a single charge. TurboPower charging means you can effectively top up the battery to give you 9 additional hours of use in just 15 minutes of charge. It’ll cost £179 in the UK. The splashproof G7 Power has a wide eyebrow-style notch on its 6.2-inch screen, but you can tell by holding it that the body is more rudimentary than the Moto G7. A finish that Motorola calls “glass polymer” looks like glass, but is really made out of plastic. Hey, on the plus side, it’ll be harder to break. From a camera perspective, the Moto G7 Power has a single 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. Portrait-style photos that blur the background are a go, but the phone uses software, rather than two lenses, to achieve the effect. 04-moto-g7-playIt may be the cheapest of the G7 phones, but the Moto G7 Play has a 13-megapixel camera and a fingerprint reader all the same. Sarah Tew/CNET Moto G7 Play: The biggest cost saver ($199) The smallest and most compact Moto G7, the G7 Play was designed to bring you the essentials at a reasonable rate. There’s nothing fancy or noteworthy here, but Motorola still manages to slot in specs that suggest decent performance for the value buy, on paper at least. We won’t know for sure until we get a chance to review the phones. This G7 Play has a 5.7-inch screen (with a wide notch), a splashproof, plastic body with a soft-touch grip, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a decent 3,000-mAh battery. Like the G7 and G7 Power, the modest G7 Play still comes with Android 9 Pie, a headset jack and rear fingerprint reader, and a Snapdragon 632 chipset. That processor alone makes the G7 Play 110 percent faster than the G6 Play, according to Motorola’s claims. It’ll be £149 in the UK. It comes with a more humble 32GB of baked-in storage and just 2GB of RAM. This isn’t a phone meant for intensive gaming or lightning-quick photo processing. But rest assured that you’ll be able to store up to 256GB more files than the phone comes with, thanks to the expandable storage slot on every Moto G7 phone. Moto G7 Plus: The budget ‘splurge’ (£269) The £269 G7 Plus won’t make it to the US, but the most advanced of Motorola’s G7 crop holds the most on-paper appeal. It shares many of the Moto G7’s core specs, like a 6.2-inch FHD+ screen, teardrop notch and Gorilla Glass backing. But it also adds a huge camera upgrade — a 16-megapixel/5-megapixel dual camera setup with optical image stabilization (OIS) — and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. It also has a more powerful processor — Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 instead of Snapdragon 632 — and is water resistant at a rating of IP54 (protected from limited dust and spraying water from any direction). Extras include red and indigo colors, stereo speakers tuned by Dolby and the fastest Turbo Power charging, which gets you 12 hours of juice in 15 minutes. The G7 Plus includes high-resolution zoom (all the G7s do), and an “auto smile capture” mode for the rear and selfie cameras, which will automatically take a photo with up to five people in the frame, once everyone smiles and stops moving around. 20-moto-g7Hello, headphone jack. Sarah Tew/CNET Now playing: Watch this: Tags Video capture 8-megapixel 12-megapixel, 5-megapixel Android 9.0 6.28 x 2.99 x 0.37 in. Motorola Samsung Verizonlast_img read more

Researchers unravel the elusive source of sulfur in an antibiotic

first_imgBall-and-stick model of lincomycin. Credit: Jynto/Wikipedia Journal information: Nature Scientists study how marine bacteria release cloud-making compound Citation: Researchers unravel the elusive source of sulfur in an antibiotic (2015, January 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-01-unravel-elusive-source-sulfur-antibiotic.html Explore further More information: Metabolic coupling of two small-molecule thiols programs the biosynthesis of lincomycin A, Nature (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature14137AbstractLow-molecular-mass thiols in organisms are well known for their redox-relevant role in protection against various endogenous and exogenous stresses1, 2, 3. In eukaryotes and Gram-negative bacteria, the primary thiol is glutathione (GSH), a cysteinyl-containing tripeptide. In contrast, mycothiol (MSH), a cysteinyl pseudo-disaccharide, is dominant in Gram-positive actinobacteria, including antibiotic-producing actinomycetes and pathogenic mycobacteria. MSH is equivalent to GSH, either as a cofactor or as a substrate, in numerous biochemical processes4, most of which have not been characterized, largely due to the dearth of information concerning MSH-dependent proteins. Actinomycetes are able to produce another thiol, ergothioneine (EGT), a histidine betaine derivative that is widely assimilated by plants and animals for variable physiological activities5. The involvement of EGT in enzymatic reactions, however, lacks any precedent. Here we report that the unprecedented coupling of two bacterial thiols, MSH and EGT, has a constructive role in the biosynthesis of lincomycin A, a sulfur-containing lincosamide (C8 sugar) antibiotic that has been widely used for half a century to treat Gram-positive bacterial infections6, 7, 8, 9. EGT acts as a carrier to template the molecular assembly, and MSH is the sulfur donor for lincomycin maturation after thiol exchange. These thiols function through two unusual S-glycosylations that program lincosamide transfer, activation and modification, providing the first paradigm for EGT-associated biochemical processes and for the poorly understood MSH-dependent biotransformations, a newly described model that is potentially common in the incorporation of sulfur, an element essential for life and ubiquitous in living systems.center_img As Melancon notes, there are a host of molecules vital for biological processes that have sulfur as a component—their metabolic origins can be predicted as a matter of course. Sulfur atoms on the other hand have been much more difficult to predict. Overcoming such obstacles for some molecules could have benefits such as helping to develop new medicines. In this new effort the researchers set their sights on lincomycin A, an antibacterial agent that has been used to treat Gram-positive bacterial infections for many years.To find the sulfur source, the researchers used modern whole genome sequencing techniques to work backwards through likely pathways looking to isolate intermediaries that tended to build up as genes were disrupted. Doing so led to the discovery that disruption of lmbE led to intermediates that looked a lot like lincomycin—that led them to study lambV, a gene that also shows up in lincomycin, which led to the discovery of another intermediary. The team also tested other enzymes and found a way to prove that there were at least three of them that incorporated sulfur into parts of the antibiotic, which was the original goal, of course. More specifically, they found that two bacterial thiols played a constructive role in the biosynthesis of lincomycin A. The team then went further, isolating the materials that were produced due to the genes involved, along with the functions of enzymes that were part of the process.Work done by the team should help provide a pathway for other researchers attempting to find the source of sulfur atoms in other molecules, perhaps leading to new types of materials for use in a variety of medical purposes, from antibiotics to cancer fighting agents. © 2015 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai has for the first time found the source of sulfur atoms in lincomycin A, a lincosamide widely used as an antibiotic agent. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their research efforts and results. Charles Melancon with the University of New Mexico outlines and comments on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. 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.last_img read more

Lata Mangeshkars emotional twitter tribute to R D Burman

first_img“Aaj Pancham yaane R D Burman ki 21vi punyatithi hai (Today is the 21st death anniversary of Pancham alias R D Burman). Aisa guni kalakar sadiyo’n me ek paida hota hai, wo gaane compose bhi karta tha aur khud bhi accha gaata tha (Such talented artist is born once in ages, he used to compose songs and was also a very good singer),” she tweeted. “Gaano’n mein naye naye prayog karna usko bohot pasand tha (He loved to try new experiments and techniques while composing songs). Aise kalakar ko meri bhavpurna shraddhanjali (I pay a sincere tribute to him),” she added.The 85-year-old collaborated with Burman on several hit songs like Aaja piya tohe pyar doon, Raina beeti jaye and Tune o rangeele.Mangeshkar also shared links of her favourite Burman-composed songs Tere bina jiya jaye na and Bahon mein chale aao. R.D. Burman died at the age of 54 on January 4, 1994.last_img read more

Revamp your workout style

first_imgWearing trendy and comfortable outfits lends different spirit to workouts, hence it is important to focus on comfort and appearance. Experts offer a style guide that you can add to your fitness regime: T shirts: If you are a gym-freak it is important for you to have a whole selection of t-shirts in your wardrobe. The most basic thing you can wear is round neck fitted t-shirts. You can even opt for printed or polo t-shirts. Always look for something that is relatively flexible. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTrack pants: Redefine comfort and style with good slim fit joggers or track pants. The fit of the track pants should be such that it is comfortable for you to exercise and at the same time should not be too long or loose. Team the joggers with a T shirt or stretchable yoga leggings and pants with a sports bra. Shorts: It is more often worn in summer season but are also in trend during winter. The shorts need to be flexible, airy and should be of knee length. There are certain styles of shorts that should be completely avoided to the gym like skin fits short, capris or three quarters and the boxers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTank tops: Tank tops are always in trend. If you want to flaunt your body while working out or you want to wear the least to the gym, tank tops can be the right choice for you. Bracelets or bands: To add a tinge of accessory to your gym attire and still be able to workout in comfort, you can opt for bracelets. This piece of jewelry is an extra accessory to add to your style to complement your outfit and not overpower it. Hairbands or headbands: Hair tends to be a major distraction while working out. However, you do have hairbands and headbands to your rescue that helps you serve major hair woes. 4Caps: Caps are a perfect option for bad hair days. It not only helps you cover your oily hair or bad hairstyles but also serves as a fashion statement. You can also wear your cap to keep your long hair down or sweat control.last_img read more

Sahara enters the automobile sector

first_imgSahara India Pariwar, one of the biggest Indian business conglomerates, announces its foray into the automobile sector, under the brand name, ‘Sahara Evols’. The business venture will cater India’s largest range of Electric Vehicles (EVs) along with advanced allied services. The product portfolio of ‘Sahara Evols’ consists of variants of Electric Scooters, Motorcycles, Three Wheelers, and Cargo Vehicles. For the first time, it is introducing a network of Battery Charging cum Swapping Stations. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’Sahara Evols’, while starting from Lucknow, shall establish its ecosystem in Tier II and Tier III cities of India by the end of this financial year, in a phase-wise manner. Subsequently, in the next financial year, it shall be rolling out its products and services, pan-India. On the occasion, ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara said, “We are proud to introduce for the first time, a complete ecosystem of electric vehicles in India. Sustainable and environment-friendly modes of transportation are the need of the time as well as for the benefit of our future generations. The aggravated state of air pollution, majorly due to the proliferation of fossil fuel driven vehicles that emit toxic fumes in the atmosphere, is silent but for the biggest of threats to life on earth today. In fact, it is a grim reality that air pollution is affecting us personally and in quite an adverse way.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHe further said, “Globally, however, remedies to return to a cleaner and a healthier world are been explored. The Sahara Evols range of electric vehicles is going to be our contribution in this direction – towards alternate, sustainable and eco-friendly modes of transportation.” ‘Sahara Evols’ vehicles run on advanced electric motors and drivetrain designed, and developed by German Engineering. The technology and design of Evols electric vehicles provide instant pick-up, zero noise pollution thus soundless cruise and lower battery consumption which leads to longer driving distance and also longer battery life plus 5 times lower maintenance costs as compared to conventional vehicles. The vehicles are powered by dry lithium-ion batteries, which are lightweight, portable, smart-looking and have a longer life than regular batteries. These batteries are fast charging, with up to 40% charging in 1 hour which can provide enough power to cover between 55 Km – 150 Km distance in a single charge depending on the type and category. The cost of driving Sahara Evols Electric Vehicles in an average can go as low as 20 paise per kilometer against the cost of Rs 2 per kilometer on petrol vehicles. Sahara Evols is also introducing a first of its kind ecosystem for the electric vehicles, which along with a wide network of Service Centers across each city, is also introducing a network of ‘Battery Swapping Stations’ for customer convenience. These Battery Swapping Stations charge batteries quickly with ‘Evols Smart Charge Docking System’, or alternatively, enable vehicle owners to swap their discharged battery with a fully charged one. The company has already started developing the service setup at Lucknow District, its first target market with the setting up of 57 service centers as well as providing training to the technicians for electric vehicles. Sahara Evols has also handed over keys to 101 inaugural customers at Lucknow. Sahara Evols’ vehicles are also equipped with Smart Tech features like GPS tracking system through which the owner of the vehicle can trace the location of their vehicle, as well as ask for on-road and off-road assistance, 24X7. Users can also analyse online the performance of their vehicles and for the first time in India, can even lock the vehicle through the mobile app. The vehicles also have Distress Alarm Buttons for women’s safety and Anti-Theft Alarm.last_img read more

Protecting Your Tech From Human Sabotage

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now June 1, 2006 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free 2 min read All the firewalls, anti-virus software and spam killers in the world won’t save you from poor user behavior. A recent survey of IT managers by security company GreenBordershowed that most of the malicious code they have to clean from computers resulted from mobile users bringing back “souvenirs” or from user behavior, such as downloading bad software.There are ways to help protect your business from human error. “It’s a two-pronged approach: education, and protecting [employees] from themselves. You need to educate [employees] about clicking on e-mail attachments and downloading software, [and] you need to have the appropriate security software on their computers,” says Laura Yecies, general manager of Check Point Software Technologies’ recently acquired Zone Labsdivision, a consumer and SMB network security provider.A security suite should be installed on every laptop your mobile workers use. Employees should be instructed in proper user behavior. Points to mention include not using work e-mail for personal use, not installing peer-to-peer networking software or any other un-authorized programs, and not plugging gadgets like PDAs into work computers. Software is available that allows you to place usage restrictions on your server or block certain sites from employee access at work. A comprehensive technology and internet security policy is a good start, but also be sure to update the policy and keep employees trained and informed.last_img read more

Abercrombie Kents 100 joint acquisition deal officially aligns luxury company with Silverseas

first_img MONACO — Heritage Group, headed up by Silversea Cruises chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, will own 85% of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent while A&K founder Geoffrey Kent will own 15% in a new strategic partnership announced today.Kent will continue to be Chairman and CEO of the operating company, officially Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies S.A., while Lefebvre will become Chairman of Abercrombie & Kent Holding.Kent and Lefebvre have known each other for more than 20 years and have also been business partners, having acquired the MV Explorer in 1992.Lefebvre built Silversea Cruises, created by his father in 1994 with the purchase of two ships, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, into a leading luxury and expedition cruise line. He is now the Chairman and former owner of Silversea.In summer 2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) acquired a 66% stake in Silversea Cruises. A&K is a separate and unique investment by Heritage, led by Lefebvre, and does not involve Silversea, according to a statement about this latest deal.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoKent is credited with creating the first luxury tented photographic safaris in 1962 in Kenya and built A&K into the world’s leading luxury and adventure travel company.“Abercrombie & Kent is the finest luxury travel company in the world, and I am honoured to be able to partner with Geoffrey Kent to help this remarkable company continue its record growth,” said Lefebvre.Kent added: “I am very excited to be working with Manfredi. I cannot think of a better or more experienced partner for the next phase of A&K’s growth.”The closing is expected to be completed later in the year, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Share Travelweek Group Tags: Abercrombie & Kent, Acquisitions, Silversea Cruises Abercrombie & Kent’s 100% joint acquisition deal officially aligns luxury company with Silversea’s Lefebvrecenter_img Posted by Tuesday, February 12, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

roomsXML – Wins at World Travel Awards

first_imgWorld Travel Awards www.roomsxml.comroomsXML – Wins at World Travel AwardsWorld Travel Awards celebrated its 22nd anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. The brand aims to celebrate those organisations who push the boundaries of industry excellence.World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It is an honor to recognize the leaders in Asian and Australasian hospitality here in Hong Kong this evening.“Congratulations to all our winners tonight and I look forward to greeting many of them in December when we will celebrate our Grand Final 2015 in Morocco.”Anuj Bang from roomsXML says “We are very thrilled that roomsXML has received ‘Asia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider’ award by World Travel Awards. It’s a great recognition.”Mark Luckey, MD roomsXML Asia Pac says “It’s a great one for the team. It’s a prestigious award in a competitive market place. The caliber of the organisations we nudged out of top spot says a lot about what roomsXML has achieved over the past few years.”World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities within the travel and tourism industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.The World Travel Awards global media partner network includes International New York Times, TV5Monde, CNBC Arabiya, Outlook Traveller, Khaleej Times, TTN, Best in Travel, Breaking Travel News, and Travel Daily News International.A full list of winners for the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015 can be seen here. About roomsXMLfind out more here roomsXMLconnect today Source = roomsXMLlast_img read more

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