first_imgTeepa Snow is a dementia expert, holding a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Snow has 35 years of experience in the Dementia field. She works to help families and professionals better understand the illness.Snow often conducts her lectures as if she is the person with dementia. She said this helps give the audience a first-hand look to understand the disease.The education session will be held at the Rotary Manor at 7pm on Sunday, September 18, 2011.- Advertisement -For any questions email Sheri at sheri.murphy@nothernhealth.ca or call 250-719-3484 or Lana ar 250-261-6872.last_img read more

first_imgHarry Redknapp is interested in Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter, the Daily Mirror say.It comes after the QPR manager went to watch a recent game at Millwall, where R’s striker Rob Hulse is currently on loan.Trotter did not feature in the match because of a knee injury, but it is claimed that Redknapp plans another trip to watch him and hopes the player could help Championship-bound Rangers get back to the Premier League.Fulham, Southampton and Norwich are also said to be keen on Trotter, who is apparently rated at £2m.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgSome Cambridge scientists engineered a four-character genetic code and made some proteins with it.  They guided the process at every step, but claim that they “evolved” this code.  Is that a fair use of language?  This strange admixture of concepts is found in today’s issue of Nature.1  The confusion began right in the title: “Encoding multiple unnatural amino acids via evolution of a quadruplet-decoding ribosome.”…orthogonal pairs have been evolved to incorporate a range of unnatural amino acids…Here we synthetically evolve an orthogonal ribosome (ribo-Q1) that efficiently decodes a series of quadruplet codons….Because the synthetase�tRNA pairs used have been evolved to incorporate numerous unnatural amino acids it will be possible to encode more than 200 unnatural amino acid combinations using this approach.….this work provides foundational technologies for the encoded synthesis and synthetic evolution of unnatural polymers in cells.Natural ribosomes are very inefficient at, and unevolvable for quadruplet decoding, which would enhance misreading of the proteome.…orthogonal ribosomes … may, in principle, be evolved to efficiently decode quadruplet codons on the orthogonal message….To discover evolved orthogonal ribosomes that enhance quadruplet decoding we first created 11 saturation mutagenesis libraries in the 16S ribosomal RNA of ribo-X (an orthogonal ribosome previously evolved for efficient amber codon decoding on an orthogonal message)….We used ribo-X as a starting point for library generation because we hoped to discover evolved orthogonal ribosomes that gain the ability to efficiently decode quadruplet codons while maintaining the ability to efficiently decode amber codons on the orthogonal mRNA….To explicitly compare the fidelity of triplet decoding and quadruplet decoding for the evolved orthogonal ribosomes and the progenitor ribosome we used two independent methods….….which is derived from the … pair, by a series of generally applicable directed evolution steps….…it will be interesting to investigate the enhancement of protein function that may be accessed by combining the encoding of these cross-links with directed evolution methods.What’s notable in this paper was not only the flagrant use of evolve as an active method that the scientists used to investigate function for the purpose of enhancing protein synthesis, but also their use of the stem word “natural.”  They spoke of unnatural amino acids (those not found in wild-type living cells), and described their attempts to achieve of “synthetic evolution of unnatural polymers in cells.”  They spoke of the “inefficiency with which natural ribosomes decode quadruplet codons” but then praised their fidelity with their triplet system: “Natural ribosomes decode triplet codons with high fidelity (error frequencies ranging from 10-2 to 10-4 errors per codon have been reported).”    Another mixing of unguided and designed concepts appears in their use of synthetic.  They spoke of “synthetic evolution” (their lab work) but also used and altered the “natural” molecular machines that bind amino acids to transfer-RNA, the tRNA synthetases.  Consider also how the concept of coding was used: they wished to achieve “synthetic genetic code expansion” They shifted seamlessly between the natural genetic code and their expanded, synthesized quadruplet code.  With all this mixture of terms synthesizing and evolving natural and unnatural codes, the reader is left wondering what “evolved” on its own, if anything, and what was intelligently designed.1.  Neuman, Wang, Davis, Garcia-Alai, Chin, “Encoding multiple unnatural amino acids via evolution of a quadruplet-decoding ribosome,” Nature 464, 441-444 (18 March 2010); doi:10.1038/nature08817.Answer: everything was intelligently designed, both the natural and unnatural codes and functions.  This paper was one of the best examples in recent memory of Truman’s Law: “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”  Using evolve as a synonym for design is a clever way to blow smoke using equivocation.  Words mean things.  This has nothing to do with evolution in the way Darwin used it, and in the way the debate rages today.  It has everything to do with intelligently designing codes to synthesize things they would not naturally do (that is, without the intervention of a human mind).  These human designers did not “evolve” anything, and they did not rule out intelligent design in the “natural” systems.  If they really wanted to talk about evolution, they should have left the lab and let “nature” take its course.  “Synthetic evolution” is as sophoxymoronic (02/02/2008 commentary) as holy atheism.(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgSouth Africa is to boost its renewable energy production capability. (Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Bheki KhumaloDepartment of Energy spokesperson+27 12 371 8185 or +27 82 773 2388RELATED ARTICLES • New wind farm for SA • Top marks for SA energy policies• A power plant in your home • Wind power on SA’s national gridJanine ErasmusA new agreement signed by the South African government and the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) is to prepare the way for a solar park in the North West province.Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters and CCI chair Ira Magaziner signed a Memorandum of Understanding in November 2009 which will initiate a study to determine the best location for this facility, taking into account factors such as land availability, radiation levels, job creation and cost of transmission.The CCI is the arm of the William J Clinton Foundation that investigates and drives solutions to the global problem of climate change. Johannesburg is a partner city in the initiative. The organisation is also working with the Indian and Australian governments on the development of similar solar projects in those countries.This announcement comes just ahead of the much-anticipated Copenhagen Climate Conference, which takes place in the Danish capital between 7 and 18 December 2009.The solar park would essentially be a huge solar energy installation that will tap one of South Africa’s most precious natural resources – its abundant sunshine. At the same time it would boost the country’s use of renewable power and, with more producers competing for business, may also result in reduced rates. This will be welcome news for hard-pressed consumers, who are dreading more electricity tariff hikes on the horizon.By embarking on more solar project South Africa would become a world leader in this field, said Magaziner.Adding extra powerSouth Africa derives most of its electricity from the burning of fossil fuels. Figures available on the website of the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre, a division of the US Department of Energy, reveal that in 2006 the country was the 13th worst carbon emitter on the planet, and the biggest culprit in Africa.In 2006 a staggering 88% of South Africa’s carbon emissions came from coal.Peters and Magaziner have indicated that the proposed park could add an initial 5 000 MW of power to the national grid. If survey and study data are positive, construction will begin around the end of 2010, with the facility coming online in 2012.While South Africa’s weather generally is conducive towards solar energy production, the North West province, with 300 days of sunshine annually, is the most likely location for the solar park.Much of the country receives, on average, over 2 500 hours of sunshine per year, according to the national energy department, with annual solar radiation levels ranging from 4 500 and 6 000 Wh/m2.Renewable energySouth Africa’s government strongly supports the concept of renewable energy and has set a target of 10 000GWh of energy to be produced from renewable energy sources – mainly biomass, wind, solar and hydro-electric on a smaller scale – by 2013.This is laid out in the white paper on renewable energy, which was approved by Cabinet in 2003. Achieving the target will bring considerable relief to the over-burdened national electricity utility Eskom, as well as bring in almost US$40.2-million (R300-million) revenue, and contribute to a cleaner environment because of reduced coal burning and water usage.Once the formalities are over, the solar park is expected to play a major role in reaching that target.Peters described the project as a sign of South Africa’s firm commitment to tackling climate change, adding that to sit back and do nothing about the global phenomenon is dangerous and that the solar park is the first of many initiatives.“Setting targets is important but all countries need to begin to act,” she said.Many opportunitiesThe country’s national energy regulator implemented a feed-in tariff system for wind energy in March 2009, becoming the first African country to do so and beating major developed countries such as the UK and US to the punch. The tariffs are guaranteed for 20 years.This means that both small- and large-scale producers of renewable energy may sell their energy to the power utility at prices above normal market level. Even householders may feed their excess renewable energy into the national grid, and be paid for it. This is aimed at encouraging wider production and use of renewable energy sources.Of the four categories of renewable energy, the other three being wind, small-scale hydro, and landfill gas, the tariff for concentrated solar power is the highest.The solar park would encourage independent power producers to set up shop in an area that is optimised for that particular industry, with infrastructure in place, support facilities available, shared generation licensing, and environmental impact studies already completed.It would create many jobs, said Magaziner, not only during the construction and later operation, but also through opportunities at nearby component manufacturing plants.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With milk check butterfat values currently in the $2.50 to $2.70 per pound range and nearly a dollar more than protein, butterfat is where it’s at in terms of dairy producer income today.A high oleic soybean variety that was tested recently at Penn State University for its dairy nutrition applications showed a surprisingly significant impact on raising the milkfat percentage. There was no impact on milk volume or other components and only a slight increase in dry matter intake, which resulted in no effect on feed efficiency in terms of energy-corrected milk.With butterfat doubling in value to average $2.30 per pound over the past three years, a 0.2% increase in butterfat for an 80-pound dairy herd could mean 35 cents per hundredweight to the milk check under normal marketing conditions when milk volume and other components are unchanged.Through a check-off grant from the Pennsylvania Soybean Board, Alexander Hristov, Ph.D., PAS, Penn State professor of dairy nutrition, led a project to evaluate dairy ration performance of three soybean meal sources: conventional, high linoleic extruded soybean meal; extruded Plenish (DuPont Pioneer) high oleic soybean meal; and whole, heated Plenish high oleic soybeans. High oleic soybeans have been grown commercially in the United States for five seasons, and are grown in Pennsylvania and 11 other states.The study was done with extruded soybean meal versus conventional solvent extraction because more of the soybean oil is retained with the extrusion process. Substituting the extruded Plenish variety soybean meal for conventional extruded soybean meal requires no adjustment in dairy rations, according to the study.“We were surprised with such an obvious (0.2%) milkfat percentage increase. The mechanism we think is taking place is the higher level of oleic fatty acids in the Plenish high oleic soybeans versus linoleic fatty acids in the conventional soybeans, and a reduction in the already small level of trans fatty acids in milk,” Hristov said.Not only did the high oleic variety raise milk butterfat content over conventional soybean meal, it changed the composition of the milkfat. The increase in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and some significant decreases in trans fatty acids in the milk are noteworthy for consumers.“The 17% reduction in trans fatty acids is significant,” Hristov said. “These are the harmful fatty acids consumers want to avoid and it went from 3.36% of the total percentage of milkfat to 2.80% in the Plenish diets. Even though those levels of trans fatty acids are relatively low in milk to begin with, the Plenish diets still decreased them further, which is beneficial.“If soybean growers grow more high oleic beans versus conventional because it benefits human food products more, there will be more soymeal going into animal feed with this profile. But the benefits are only realized if the residual fat is in the soymeal (via extrusion or whole roasting). Although this wasn’t studied, it can be assumed that the benefit is close to zero if solvent extraction processes are used versus extrusion.”Hristov describes the research and findings in his paper published in the September 2015 Journal of Dairy Science. The report is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-9786.last_img read more

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Hack of the Day Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… No, Nude.js isn’t a Node.js parody or alternative. In fact, I was kind of disappointed to discover that it wasn’t. I’ve become that special sort of geek that would rather read about server side JavaScript than about nudity.But this is actually pretty cool. It may seem prudish, but if you have antiporn rules you need to enforce on any sort of Web app that allows uploads, this could be helpful. The author, Patrick Wied, suggests it could be used in client-side proxies to ensure child-safe surfing.Wied writes:nude.js is a JavaScript implementation of a nudity scanner based on approaches from research papers. HTMLCanvas makes it possible to analyse image data and return whether it’s nude or not. The script only detects nudity, the rest of the programming logic (image swap/auto-save 😉 /whatever) belongs to the programmer.Wied’s also written an article on the first improvements and next steps for the program here.You can download the sourcecode from Github.What do you think? Cooler than this HTML5-based face detector? klint finleylast_img read more

first_imgGreg McBeth is head of revenue at Node.io, the first AI-infused discovery engine that identifies relevant, personalized opportunities for people and companies. Related Posts Deep learning, one of the most effective approaches to artificial intelligence, continues to gain traction in the business world. And AI is booming: Salesforce’s “2018 State of Sales” report found that sales leaders predict that the use of AI will grow 155 percent by 2020.Gartner predicted that AI and deep learning would be commonplace by 2023, mainly as a means of accelerating data science. This will have enormous consequences for sales, so it’s critical for sales leaders to have a basic familiarity with these approaches.Get to Know Deep LearningDeep learning is an approach by which machines can analyze large amounts of data to find patterns that are difficult for humans to find unassisted. Deep knowledge is a subcategory of machine learning that looks for patterns in data by applying several layers of analysis, which can deliver hidden insights that can help humans make better decisions.One strength of deep learning is that it doesn’t require anticipation of every contingency. Instead of trying to program specific attributes to look for, you allow the learning software to extract features from the data automatically. For example, if you feed the system images of cats, deep learning software will, over time, decompose the images into particular components, such as color, edges, and contrasts. In the end, it makes a determination: Is this an image of a cat? Before approaches such as deep learning, this was nearly impossible for even our most influential computer programs.While an image of a cat is not relevant for a sales organization, finding patterns in data is. For example, you could feed the deep learning algorithms all of the factors leading to a sale: leads that are converting, deal sizes, or the typical interactions of your sales team. From these data points, deep learning can extract key insights, such as recognizing a potentially good customer or salesperson.Such insights matter to sales outcomes. Salesforce’s 2018 report showed that high performers prioritize leads based on data analysis 1.6 times more than less successful salespeople.3 Considerations for Deep Learning in SalesAlthough deep learning holds a lot of promise for sales, it is new enough that it seems difficult to implement and to know what issues to keep in mind. So let’s take a look at a few key points to consider when looking to achieve deep learning for your sales teams.1. Build a predictable and value-driven pipeline.Deep learning is most helpful when there are specific, measurable insights you are hoping to extract. An important one is the expected value of a customer, which is related to how likely a client — individual or institutional — is to become a customer and the revenue that will result. For example, clients who are 20 percent likely to make a $50,000 purchase would have an expected value of $10,000.The challenge with traditional systems is that it’s often difficult to calculate expected value because there’s too much information to factor in an old-school heuristics-based approaches don’t cope well. Factors such as location, season, revenue, number of employees, company structure, purchase history, and other variables can play a role in determining expected value — often in complex ways.But this kind of data set is where deep learning can succeed. It allows users to build models that take all these factors into account and calculate expected value much more accurately. With these actionable models, sales leaders can assign appropriate sales team members to the right clients and maximize revenue.2. Create equitable, data-driven territories.Deep learning is particularly good at building data-driven sales territories. Standard, geographic-based sales territories are convenient but are rarely well-informed by the data. But deep learning models can help sculpt a sales territory that makes the most sense in terms of expected value.That’s because it’s much easier to apply your resources more effectively if you know how much a particular territory is likely to be worth to your business. You might find that your sales territory map doesn’t make as much sense geographically but has the highest value to your sales team. Knowing that insight is backed by in-depth learning analysis can also empower your salespeople and give them the confidence that they are seeking sales in the best locations.3. Deliver ROI from your sales and martech stacks.Many companies that are interested in deep learning are hesitant because it’s challenging to figure out the best ways to implement it. Fortunately, several vendors are offering AI-as-a-service solutions that can plug into your existing sales and marketing automation systems. This will save your data team the difficulties that come with building deep learning systems from scratch. Those include not only years spent in development and debugging, but also the high costs that go with paying for experienced deep learning engineers and managing these systems as your business grows. For these reasons, third-party options can be attractive to many companies.In order to pick an appropriate solution, it’s important to understand what your data sets look like and how you are going to leverage that data effectively.Deep learning works best with large data sets, and it’s essential that you have the resources to “clean” your data of any extraneous data points or significant inaccuracies. To ensure success, you should expect some preparation before you begin to work with vendor solutions to develop your deep learning models.Deep learning has the potential to transform sales, which can lead to more revenue, more satisfied customers, and an empowered sales team. But to get the full value from deep learning solutions, it’s important to prepare carefully and keep an open mind when the data points to necessary changes in how your sales team operates.Companies that make this transition will be well-positioned to compete in tomorrow’s marketplace. And as your sales grow and your company scales in response, deep learning will continue to be highly adaptive and accelerate your trajectory. Greg McBethHead of Revenue at Node.io AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Tags:#artificial intelligence#data#Deep Learning#Machine Learning#sales AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not…last_img read more

first_imgBy Debra PankowWhat arrangements can be made to care for the pets of deploying service members who don’t want to give up ownership through adoption?Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets (GASP) is a nonprofit organization offering at-home pet fostering services. The program is available to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. GASP recruits, monitors, interviews, and promotes safe homes while a service member is deployed. Requests should be submitted at least 30 to 60 days prior to a deployment. Costs related to pet care are covered by the pet’s owners and in some cases by GASP (on a funds-available basis). NetPets also provides fostering assistance for those service members who will have to leave their pets behind while deployed. All costs are the owner’s responsibility. As with GASP, service members will be required to fill out an application and provide proof of military ID.For more information, click here.This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on September 16, 2013.last_img read more

first_imgSeparatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was arrested on Saturday, when he was on his way to hold a demonstration on a number of issues, including the Kathua rape, outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. He alleged that he was assaulted.“A senior police officer ordered his uniformed soldiers to attack Mr. Malik, who was injured and dragged to the Khanyar police station,” said a JKLF spokesperson.The spokesperson said the assault on Mr. Malik was an act of naked hooliganism. “It’s the police behaviour that is pushing Kashmiris to the wall.They are promoting violence, which is highly condemnable,” he said.Separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the police action.“The police’s behaviour against JKLF chairman is a clear indication that Kashmir is a police State. The police have been given a free hand to run its writ,” said Mr. Geelani and the Mirwaiz in a joint statement.The separatist leaders had called for the demonstration to protest “the killing of Kashmiri boys, use of force against the students, illegal detention of leaders by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Kathua rape-and-murder.”Police deny assaultA police spokesman in Srinagar said Mr. Malik was stopped at 12.10 p.m. and asked to produce the car’s papers.“Mr. Malik, instead of producing the papers, obstructed the officer from carrying out his lawful duty. The police have initiated action under relevant provision of the law. The allegations of harassment to these individuals is strongly rebutted,” said the spokesman.last_img read more