Canada 150 preparations closing in construction wont all be done in time

first_imgOTTAWA – It’s dusk on a warm summer evening in Ottawa.As people emerge from a new light-rail station a block south of Parliament Hill, they look down the street to the west, to see a glowing glass tower.They walk towards it, lured by an LED-screen projecting a live performance from a theatre on the other side of the country.This is the final dream for the $110.5 million addition to the National Arts Centre, the single-largest, national legacy infrastructure project timed to help celebrate Canada 150.It just won’t happen in time for Canada to blow out its 150 candles on July 1.For several years, downtown Ottawa has been a flurry of construction, leaving a snarled mess of barricades and stressed-out commuters, as much of the Parliamentary precinct, including Parliament Hill itself, undergo massive renovations. Not all the projects were done with Canada 150 in mind, but parts of downtown are looking quite spiffy, as the city prepares to host its largest-ever influx of tourists.Expectations are that more than 400,000 will be on the Hill for Canada Day alone and the city will draw as many as 10 million throughout the year.They will have to take the good with the bad when it comes to construction.The first phase of Ottawa’s new light rail system under downtown was never supposed to be finished for Canada 150, but the original project agreement included a clause that would have downtown streets “restored to pre-construction configuration before the 2017 Canada Day celebrations.”A recent update given to Ottawa city council says construction will be halted for the Canada Day weekend and streets will be cleaned for it, but thanks to the massive sinkhole that opened downtown in 2016, some street-level areas still won’t be ready.As for the NAC, the first floor of the new 5,500 square-metre expansion will open on Canada Day. The “lantern” glass tower with the LED projectors and the rest of the second floor will be ready in October, followed by a new 600-seat conference and events room next February.It was always planned that way, says chief architect Donald Schmitt, who led some reporters on a tour of the construction space last week. He was hired in 2011 to start re-envisioning the building Canada built for its 100th birthday in 1967, but funds for the renovation didn’t get approved until late in 2014 and construction didn’t begin until February 2016.More than 200 tradespeople are now on the site as the rush is on to get the finishing touches on the first floor in time for a 2 p.m. ribbon cutting on July 1. Even to meet this first deadline, the project had to take special steps, including constructing 247 triangular wooden roof pieces in a warehouse south of Ottawa and then installing them with cranes, saving months of time.When the NAC was first built, it was supposed to be ready for the Centennial in July 1967 but ran almost two years behind schedule, eventually opening on June 2, 1969.The city will see other additions this summer. The National Gallery will open new Canadian and indigenous galleries on June 15. Across the Ottawa River at the Canadian Museum of History, one of three main sites for the national Canada Day festivities, a new $30-million Canada History Hall will open July 1.Museum CEO Mark O’Neill calls it the most significant legacy that will be left behind by Canada 150.“There are great Canada 150 projects across the country, but if you look at the projects that will be legacy … I don’t think there is any other project out there that is similar in nature to this one.”There will still be a lot of construction around on July 1. On Parliament Hill itself, cranes, scaffolds and construction fencing will loom large around the West Block. On the edge of the Rideau Canal, across from the famed Chateau Laurier, the city’s old railway station is being refurbished to house the Senate when Centre Block closes for restoration in 2018.The old central post office across Elgin Street from the National Arts Centre is cradled in scaffolding, hidden behind a blue and red wrapping printed with Canada 150 logos.Most of these renovations were not part of the $500 million earmarked for community infrastructure legacy projects and local and national festivals and celebrations to mark the birthday across the country.While the Centennial celebrations gave Canada the world’s first UFO landing pad in St. Paul, Alta., the sesquicentennial will bring the “red couch tour” which is, quite literally, a red sofa travelling the country and stopping for people to sit and reflect on what Canada means to them.last_img read more

UN officials monitor deadly flood situation in northern Viet Nam

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have received reports from national authorities that at least 97 people are confirmed dead, 48 others are missing and 38 people have been injured.More than 4,500 homes were destroyed or partially damaged yesterday by the floods that followed Tropical Storm Kammuri, and nearly 9,000 hectares of paddy fields and crops have been wiped out.Vietnamese meteorological officials have warned that more rains are expected, increasing the threat of floods and landslides, particularly in the provinces of Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Phu Tho.UNDP and OCHA said they were in close contact with Vietnamese authorities about the situation to determine if UN assistance is needed. 11 August 2008United Nations humanitarian and development officials are monitoring the situation in the mountains of northern Viet Nam, where heavy rains resulting from a recent tropical storm have killed dozens of people and caused a series of flash floods and landslides. read more

So far so good Data suggests soft landing for Canadian housing market

TORONTO — Canadian housing starts edged higher in March and building permits were weaker than expected in February, reports released on Tuesday showed, offering some reassurance that Canada’s housing sector is simply cooling, not crashing.While housing starts rose for a second straight month, all the strength was in the rural market — urban starts dropped sharply — and a longer-term trend showed construction is continuing to moderate, according to a report from government agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.Meanwhile, data from Statistics Canada showed the value of Canadian building permits rose a weaker-than-expected 1.7% in February as a sharp decline in plans for multi-family housing partially offset strength in other projects.The reports furnished further evidence of a slowing in Canada’s housing market, which was red-hot a year ago but has cooled dramatically since the government tightened mortgage rules in mid 2012 to prevent a U.S.-style real estate bubble.“So far, so good on the soft landing in Canadian housing,” BMO Capital Markets senior economist Robert Kavcic said in a research note, pointing out that starts have receded to just above levels seen two years ago.“Starts have now bounced back in two straight months since January’s deep decline, and the average for all of Q1 sat at a comfortable 177,100. That’s … in line with fundamental demand and probably right about where policymakers would like to see activity.”The seasonally adjusted annualized rate of housing starts was 184,028 units in March, up from 183,207 in February and well above the consensus forecast of analysts in a Reuters poll for 176,500.But the monthly gain was entirely due to a 24% surge in rural starts to the highest level since 2010, a pace one economist said was not sustainable.The six-month trend level in housing starts was 189,742 in March, continuing a downward slope that began in the middle of 2012, when Canada’s robust housing market peaked.The Conservative federal government tightened mortgage lending rules in July 2012 to cool the sizzling housing sector, its fourth such move in four years. The changes shortened the maximum mortgage length, making it harder for Canadians to take on too much debt to get into the expensive real estate market.“We look for the level of housing starts to remain around this level for the balance of the year,” Mazen Issa, Canada macro strategist at TD Securities, said in a research note.“Slowing construction will also help limit the risk from an accumulation of inventory when interest rates inevitably move higher. Moreover, at these levels, the pace of construction activity is more in line with demographic fundamentals.”URBAN STARTS DOWNThe rise in the standalone monthly rate of housing starts was fuelled by a surge in rural starts. Construction starts fell for urban single-detached houses and edged lower for multiple-unit urban starts, typically condos.Urban starts fell 2.7% in March to 157,217 units, led by a 6.6% decline in single-family starts to 60,558 units. Multiple-unit urban starts were relatively unchanged at 96,659 units in March, CMHC said.Separate data showed Canadian building permits rose 1.7% in February after a 1.8% gain in January. Market players had expected a February gain of 4.3%.Permits for the nonresidential sector jumped 18.9% and residential permits fell 7.2%.In line with the softening trend in the housing market since mid-2012, permits for multi-family housing fell 19.1% in February, the seventh decrease in eight months, Statscan said.Permits for single-family houses rose a tepid 1.1%. Municipalities approved 14,071 new residential buildings in February, down 12% from January.“Despite the earlier-released upside surprise in March housing starts, today’s data confirm that homebuilding activity could continue to struggle in the months ahead, weighing on the overall economy,” Emanuella Enenajor, economist at CIBC World Markets, said in a note.© Thomson Reuters 2013 read more

Laugh until your tummy hurts Headteacher praised for homework he set children

first_imgThe letter appears to be inspired by one posted last year by Bucklebury Primary School in Reading.The message – written by teacher Mrs Thom – has been shared over 64,000 times on Facebook  and includes advice such as “smile”, “eat Haribo and ice-cream”, “go on a bike ride” and “see friends”. He finished the letter by writing: “You are amazing and I could not be more proud of you. Have a fabulous weekend!”.Eliza Lawson, a parent of a child at the school, wrote on Facebook: “Josh’s Head Teacher absolutely knocked it out of the park with his letter to students about their impending SAT’s .”How lucky we are to have Mr Newport!”Lets all share this and show Marden Bridge and Mr Newport how much we value teachers that see our children as growing people, not numbers on a page!” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The “homework” for pupils concludes with the message “Mrs Thom is in charge of worrying, so you don’t have to” and states that the 11-year-old pupils should revise for a maximum of an hour, but only “if you feel you have to”. A headteacher has drawn praise for sending a letter with creative ‘homework’ suggestions for children preparing for SATs.John Newport, the Headmaster at Marden Bridge Middle School urged students to run around and eat Haribo instead of revising or worrying about the upcoming exams.It says: “We are now in the last couple of days before SATs and it is vital that you use your time this weekend wisely.”This is your homework for this weekend. Please complete as many of these activities as possible and tick to say they have been done”.It then goes on to list fun activities such as “play in your garden” and “spend time on your favourite hobby”.Underneath this list he wrote: “If you feel you have to, you may revise BUT you can only do this for a maximum of one hour total”.last_img read more

Record numbers queue to donate stem cells to five year old boy

Record numbers of potential donors queued to donate stem cells to at 5-year-old boy who is battling an aggressive form of leukaemia.4,855 people queued for hours in the rain to get tested to see if they were a match to help save the life of Oscar Saxelby-Lee.DKMS, the charity that tests the swabs, said its record for the highest number of people to take part in a registration event is 2,200 people.Pitmaston Primary School, in Worcester, opened their doors for a donor search over the weekend, as the local community clubbed together to help the child. His parents Olivia Saxelby and Jamie Lee, of St Johns, Worcester, launched an appeal to find a match after his diagnosis. Doctors have said that they could have just three months to find a match and save the child’s life.Ms Saxelby, 23, said: “We felt like we could not see light at the end of the tunnel, but when looking at Oscar’s cheeky smile, bravery and determination, we managed to pull our strength together again.”From that moment of fear and confusion, we as a family became stronger than ever. Oscar reminded us how to fight again and just how courageous he is.”Not once has he shown weakness, nor has he ceased to amaze us throughout the most difficult times and that to us is a true warrior. “Oscar is a fun, loving, energetic five-year-old boy who deserves to live to the full alongside the other troopers fighting such horrific diseases.”Not only does he need to enjoy a normal life a child should live, he now needs someone else to save him.” Some of the 4,800 donors that queued through the gates of Pitmaston Primary School, WorcesterCredit: Worcester News / SWNS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.  Worcester News / SWNS read more

iPhone 5S has a Blue Screen of Death

first_imgA few lucky iPhone 5S owners have discovered an Easter Egg in iOS 7. When switching between iWorks applications via the iOS 7 card interface, the 5S throws a Blue Screen of Death — just like an old Windows PC.In fairness to iOS honcho Jony Ive it’s a minimalist take on the BSOD. There’s no bothersome text output cluttering up the screen, just a bright blue hue from edge to edge. A split second later the victimized iPhone 5S reboots and heads back in to iOS 7.There’s an easy workaround for the time being. You can simply disable iCloud synchronization for your iWorks files and you’ll outsmart the BSOD bug. That does sort of diminish the usability of iWorks on the iPhone 5S, but hey… at least your phone won’t reboot when you switch apps any more.It’s nowhere near the fiasco that Apple Maps was, but it’s still another slip up for Apple — who proudly trumpeted that iWorks would now be thrown in for free on all new iOS devices.Reports of the issue have been popping up on Apple’s customer forums for almost a month, but so far the two iOS 7 updates that have been pushed out haven’t gotten rid of the blue screen bug. There’s a good chance that’s because the iWorks apps themselves need some tweaking.It’s really too bad that the lovable old Sad Mac doesn’t make a cameo appearance. At least then iPhone 5S users could crack a nostalgic smile while their brand new $600 phone reboots instead of dwelling on their gadget-induced frustration.last_img read more

Apathy rules on Modern Greek

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram How much do we care about the survival of the Greek language in Victoria’s tertiary level institutions? Judging from the poor response to an initiative by the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) for the salvation of the cash-strapped Greek Studies Program at Monash University, we don’t care much. To be bold, we do not give a damn for the future of our language in Victorian universities. Eighteen community members attended the meeting held last Tuesday at the Community’s, headquarters in Lonsdale Street. If we subtract from this startling figure, the two members of the executive of GOCMV who were present, two journalists, and the two academics and four university students who attended – the actual number of community attendees reduces to the mesmerising figure of eight. Wait. It gets more depressing. The eight attendees were all individuals. Not a single representative of other communities, regional organisations, Modern Greek teacher bodies, or businesses and other potential sponsors showed up. GOCMV secretary, Kostas Markou told the meeting the Community had issued invitations to 120 community groups and organisations, as well as to 30 eminent members of the community to attend the meeting, and expressed his bitter disappointment at the poor response. “It seems our interest in community affairs dissipates when we are asked to commit money to a cause, although many community organisations can afford to contribute considerable sums to a worthy cause – such is the retention of our language at universities,” Mr Markou remarked. “We are not discouraged by the poor response. At GOCMV we are determined to raise the monies necessary for the unimpeded function of the Greek Language Program at Monash University during the current academic year and beyond,” added Mr Markou.“At this juncture of our fundraising effort we have received promises totalling $15,000 – approximately half the amount needed for this year, and we are confident of raising the balance in the weeks to come,” he assured the meeting. The uninterrupted functioning of the Greek Language Program at Monash University this academic year depends upon the ability of the Greek community to finance the salary of Alexandros Giannadakis – a member of the teaching team at Monash seconded to the Program by the education office at the Greek Consulate in Melbourne.Mr Giannadakis was selected internally to replace the former head of the Program Dr Evaggelia Anagnostou-Laoutidou who returned to Monash’s Department of Classical Studies. However Mr Giannadakis’ tenure in Melbourne’s Consulate education office has expired, and the Ministry of Education of the Hellenic Rebublic has rejected his application for an extension; subsequently his salary for providing services to the Program must be financed by the University or external sources. Dr Anagnostou-Laoutidou told Tuesday’s meeting that the University has no such intention, hence the decision of the Program to turn to GOCMV for support. Dr Anagnostou-Laoutidou added that the Greek Consulate in Melbourne had promised to help raise $60,000 needed for the continuation of the Program the next two years. However, the education office could not guarantee the secondment of a replacement for Mr Giannadakis. Consul for Educational Affairs, Mr Vasileios Gkokas told Neos Kosmos that his office has not received any request from Monash University for financial assistance to the Greek Studies Program. Mr Gkokas added that his office would have posted a replacement for Mr Giannadakis, had the Program submitted such request. “However we never received such a request from the University. All we have received is a request from Dr Anagnostou-Laoutidou addressed to both our office and the Ministry for Education of the Hellenic Republic, for an extension of Mr Giannadaki’s visa to Australia. The request was rejected by the Ministry of Education and our office relayed the relevant resolution to the Head of the School of Languages at Monash, Ms Rita Wilson. “Our Office also informed Ms Wilson of our intention to second teachers to the Program for its needs. Ms Wilson suggested it would be impractical to change teaching staff while the first semester is in progress and we agreed to meet on April 17 to discuss means of supporting the Program. “In the interim our Office had seconded a Primary School teacher to the Program to assist with its shortage of teaching staff, who was never utilised,” Mr Gkokas explained. Dr Anagnostou-Laoutidou confirmed the secondment of a teacher to the Program, but explained “she [the teacher] was not adequately qualified to teach at tertiary level, nor was she trained to use the new technology the Program has introduced to its courses”. Asked what guarantees Monash University will provide for the future of the Greek Studies Program in return for financial help from the Greek community, Dr Anagnostou-Laoutidou and Mr Giannadakis explained that the University offers no guarantees, and that the future of the Program will depend on the number of enrolments in the years to come. “The university demands a 70 student threshold before it engages in discussion for the future of the Program. I can assure you there is increasing interest amongst our students hence our belief that the Program must be supported financially by the community until it becomes self-sufficient,” said Dr Anagnostou-Laoutidou. Mr Giannadakis explained there are three courses running currently, – Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced – attended by approximately 50 students. “At the moment the Intermediate course is the backbone of the Program and we are optimistic, based on the interest of our students, that the numbers will increase to 100, which is the minimum requirement set by the university for consideration of direct financing and for upgrading of the course to ‘Major’ status, that will enable our graduates to teach the Greek language and thus make it more attractive,” he said. The meeting adopted a motion by Mr Theo Markos – Education Officer of GOCMV, for the formation of a broad-based fundraising committee which will appeal to community organisations, businesses and individuals for funds. “Time is very critical. The sooner we mobilise, the sooner we will safeguard the existence and the future of the Greek Studies Program at Monash. I am confident we will be able to raise $30,000 the Program needs for this year, and then work harder for the achievement of our long term goals” Mr Markou said. Indeed, time is of the essence to cure the collective apathy which has numbed our reflexes to the danger of permanent expulsion of these vital Modern Greek Programs from Monash and La Trobe Universities.last_img read more

Sonic Robots Make Beautiful Electronic Music Together

first_imgStay on target You don’t need expensive equipment or high-tech computer programs to make sick beats.All you need is a bevy of robots, some strobe lights, and a vision for the future.At least, that’s what works for Moritz Simon Geist, composer of robotic electronic music (REM)—a new genre that relies on hardware, not software, to create electro sounds.A performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer, Geist got his start in REM (the sound category, not the American rock band) in 2012, when he developed MR-808 Interactive, a drum robot installation programmed live by spectators.“Since then my whole life is dedicated to experimenting, building, and playing shows with music robots,” he wrote in a blog post.“I wake up with them in the morning and think about music robots at night. Why? Because I think that electronic music has evolved and I am very bored with music synthesizers, modular synthesizers, samplers, and computers,” Geist continued. “I want future! Robots! And techno!”His upcoming EP—the world’s “first robotic techno record”—is scheduled for release next month. All four tracks are made entirely from homemade instruments: futuristic kalimba, pneumatic hi-hat with valve system, drone guitar, reclaimed hard drives, and “crazy psychedelic glasses.”The full-length album, The Material Turn, launches in November on vinyl, CD, and digital.Trained on the clarinet, piano, and guitar, Geist started making electronic music in the 1990s, according to Wired. But he quickly became disenchanted with the on-screen interface, and instead built his own tools.Each apparatus is custom-made in his Dresden, Germany-based workshop.As Wired pointed out, mechanized instruments date back to the mid-19th century, with the invention of the autonomous Forneaux Pianista keyboard. Today, similar self-playing brass and string instruments can be found in museums across the world.Last year, musical artist Nigel Stanford debuted the title track from his upcoming Rockets vs. Music album—a futuristic record recorded by robots. With a little help from his friends at bot maker KUKA Systems and audio firm Sennheiser, Stanford holed up in his garage for a month, programming and positioning mechanical arms to play instruments with accuracy down to 0.03mm.The result is astounding.Want to live longer? Go to more concerts. And check out what happened when a neural network tried writing lyrics to Disney songs. (Hint: It’s not pretty.) Keep up to date on all things music here. Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Council to review policy on fireworks

first_imgAs the last fuses fizzle for this Fourth of July fireworks season, the tensions over their use remain explosive.Initial reports from local law enforcement show that fires and injuries related to fireworks were fairly minimal this year, with only one reported structure fire — caused by smoking fireworks put in a paper bag next to a home. But Vancouver city councilors said they’ve received enough distressed emails and calls from citizens to warrant a review of their policy.At least one councilor, Pat Campbell, favors a ban on all personal firework use, while others say they simply want to see if there’s anything that can be tweaked to make things safer. Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes will give the council an early report on this year’s fireworks-related calls to police and fire on Monday; a workshop will also be held this fall.“I’m sure that council will have a lot of input, given the number of emails we’ve received and even conversations we’ve had walking down Main Street,” Mayor Tim Leavitt said Thursday. “We’ll go from there, see what council’s pleasure is.”The city council has tightened its regulations on fireworks three times in the last decade, said Jan Bader, Vancouver’s program and policy manager. First, it voted to eliminate legal use of fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Next, it made using fireworks on July 5 illegal. In 2008, it cut the legal use days to four, an ordinance that went into effect last year.Clark County commissioners have made it clear they have no desire to tighten their laws on legal fireworks, and declined to shorten their legal use dates when the city did so in 2008. They repeated that sentiment this year.last_img read more

Trump Gun Control May Have Caused More Deaths

first_img Share Twitter via @TIMEPresident Trump said if that Good Samaritan didn’t have a gun, “instead of having 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more dead,” at a press conference in South Korea on Tuesday.President Donald Trump said stricter gun control measures might have led to additional casualties during a mass shooting at a south Texas church.Trump said at a news conference in South Korea that, “If you did what you’re suggesting, there would have been no difference three days ago and you might not have had that very brave person who happens to have a gun or a rifle in his trunk.”He’d been asked whether he would support “extreme vetting” for gun purchases like he’s called for for people entering the country.Trump said if that Good Samaritan didn’t have a gun, “instead of having 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more dead.”Authorities say Devin Patrick Kelley fired at least 450 rounds of ammunition at worshippers in Sunday’s attack at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. The dead ranged in age from 18 months to 77 years old.last_img read more

Study identifies two biomarkers for lack of sleep

first_imgCredit: xiaphias/Wikipedia 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. © 2015 Common biomarkers of sleep debt found in humans, rats, study finds (—Ideally, we would get the appropriate amount of sleep to keep our bodies healthy, but in our modern society things like jet lag, extended work hours, or using electronic devices cause disruptions in our sleep/wake cycle often leading to fewer hours of quality sleep. Most people suffer from chronic sleep restriction rather than complete deprivation, but there are very few studies that explore the effects of sleep restriction. Amita Sahgal and Aalim Weljie from the University of Pennsylvania and Peter Meerlo, from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands, investigated at how chronic sleep restriction affects the body’s metabolic processes. Their work is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More information: “Oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3 are cross-species markers of sleep debt.” PNAS 2015 ; published ahead of print February 9, is an essential biological process that is thought to have a critical role in metabolic regulation. In humans, reduced sleep duration has been associated with risk for metabolic disorders, including weight gain, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. However, our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying effects of sleep loss is only in its nascent stages. In this study we used rat and human models to simulate modern-day conditions of restricted sleep and addressed cross-species consequences via comprehensive metabolite profiling. Serum from sleep-restricted rats was analyzed using polar and nonpolar methods in two independent datasets (n = 10 per study, 3,380 measured features, 407 identified). A total of 38 features were changed across independent experiments, with the majority classified as lipids (18 from 28 identified). In a parallel human study, 92 metabolites were identified as potentially significant, with the majority also classified as lipids (32 of 37 identified). Intriguingly, two metabolites, oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3, were robustly and quantitatively reduced in both species following sleep restriction, and recovered to near baseline levels after sleep restriction (P < 0.05, false-discovery rate < 0.2). Elevated phospholipids were also noted after sleep restriction in both species, as well as metabolites associated with an oxidizing environment. In addition, polar metabolites reflective of neurotransmitters, vitamin B3, and gut metabolism were elevated in sleep-restricted humans. These results are consistent with induction of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors and disruptions of the circadian clock. The findings provide a potential link between known pathologies of reduced sleep duration and metabolic dysfunction, and potential biomarkers for sleep loss.center_img Citation: Study identifies two biomarkers for lack of sleep (2015, February 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Recent studies have shown that lack of sleep may be a culprit for increased risks of several health issues including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. One theory is that sleep deprivation causes metabolic changes including changes in the brain’s metabolic pathway. Sehgal, et al found two metabolites common in both rats and humans that change after chronic sleep restriction, oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3. Both are byproducts of two different metabolic processes, but behave similarly when rats or humans lack sleep.For the human subjects and the rat models, a baseline reading of blood metabolite content was taken after a 12-hour fast and eight to 10 hours of sleep. Then, both groups were subjected to five days of sleep that was restricted to four hours per night. Blood was taken after one night to test acute sleep restriction and taken after five nights to test chronic sleep restriction. Finally, blood was taken after a “recovery” night of eight to 10 hours of sleep to see if the metabolic profile returned to baseline levels.While there was variation in metabolite composition between humans and rats, both showed an increase in phospholipids after acute and chronic sleep restriction. The particular phospholipids varied between the two, but indicated that under restricted sleep, the metabolic processes are operating in an oxidative environment. Both rats and humans showed a distinct decrease in oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3 levels. Additionally, both showed a return to baseline levels for most, but not all, metabolites after a recovery night.The reasons for reduced oxalic acid levels are likely from reduced synthesis or increased gut microbiota processing, and not from dietary intake. It is unclear why diacylglycerol levels are reduced in both humans and rats. Even though more studies are needed to determine why these levels decrease in both humans and rats, because oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3 responded similarly in both species, they can serve as biomarkers for sleep loss.Other results were species specific. After chronic sleep restriction, the rats had indicators of oxidative stress, which is due to the buildup of oxidants that are typically removed after sleeping, but humans did not show oxidative stress after four hours of sleep per night. Prior studies had shown that completely sleep deprived, humans showed signs of oxidative stress. This suggests that humans may be able to counteract the effects of oxidative stress with less sleep more easily than rats. The human subjects did show elevated levels of the amino acids, tryptophan and phenylalanine, both of which are precursors for neurotransmitter production, suggesting that amino acid metabolism is affected by sleep restriction. This study elucidates some of the effects sleep restriction has on metabolic processes. Sleep restriction affects several different processes in the body and chronic sleep restriction likely induces an oxidative environment. Additionally, two biomarkers were found that can aid in further studies. Explore furtherlast_img read more

10 Classic Movies Which Almost Had Totally Different Leading Stars

first_imgShirley Temple skipping down the Yellow Brick Road? Frank Sinatra yelling, “I coulda’ been a contender!”? Ernest Borgnine as the head of the Corleone clan?Marilyn Monroe having breakfast at Tiffany’s? Just a few original casting choices that came thisclose to happening.Shirley Temple as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of OzIt’s hard to imagine anyone other than Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow.” But for one (brief) moment, Shirley Temple might have worn those ruby slippers.Having secured the screen rights in 1938, MGM had chosen 15-year-old Judy Garland to play Dorothy.(L) Shirley Temple. (R) Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.But Nicholas Schenck, head of Loew’s Inc. (MGM’s controlling parent company), believed that Temple would be a bigger box office draw — important, since Oz was going to cost a bundle to make. After meeting with the mop-top star, MGM composer Roger Edens realized that she simply didn’t have the voice to tackle the movie’s score.As a consolation prize, 20th Century Fox producer Darryl F. Zanuck cast Temple in The Blue Bird, also released that year. Alas, it would become the first Shirley Temple picture to lose money.Robert Redford as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate(L) Redford in Barefoot in the Park, 1967. (R) Anne Bancroft pulling on stocking in front of Dustin Hoffman in a scene from The Graduate, 1967. Photo by Embassy Pictures/Getty ImagesOriginally, director Mike Nichols envisioned the twisted triangle of Benjamin Braddock, Mrs. Robinson, and her daughter Elaine, as blonde-haired, blue-eyed Southern California WASPs. In her autobiography, perennial “girl next door” Doris Day claimed she turned down the part of Mrs. Robinson because she couldn’t see herself playing such a racy character. (Anne Bancroft, having no such misgivings, nabbed the part.)Robert Redford interviewed for Dustin Hoffman’s role, but Nichols couldn’t image a guy that handsome playing an unlucky Lothario.His instincts were correct: When Nichols asked Redford about the last time he struck out with a girl, the actor replied, “What do you mean?” Redford, by the way, was also in contention for the part of Guy Woodhouse, Rosemary’s scheming husband in Rosemary’s Baby. But negotiations broke down over a contractual dispute.Fred Astaire as Phil Davis in White Christmas(L) Fred Astaire. (R) Danny Kaye as Phill Davis in White Christmas.This holiday fave was supposed to re-team Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, who had previously started in another Yuletide classic, Holiday Inn.However, after reading the script, Astaire not only turned down the part, but asked to be released from his contract with Paramount.Crosby also backed out to spend time with his four young sons, after the death his wife Dixie Lee. At the end of 1953, Crosby would return, this time with another song-and-dance man, Donald O’Connor, as his co-star. But just before shooting began, O’Connor dropped out due to illness, and Danny Kaye stepped into the role.Natalie Wood as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie & Clyde(L) Photo of Natalie Wood from the front cover of the New York Sunday News magazine. (R) Faye Dunaway. Produced by Warner Brothers Studios. Photo by Getty ImagesToday, the free-wheeling flick about real-life bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker is considered a classic. But back in 1967, it was considered something of a gambit for producer/actor Warren Beatty — so he wanted a big-name actress as his leading lady.Apparently, Natalie Wood was pitched the part and loved the script. Two problems: Wood, who was paired with Beatty six years earlier, in Splendor in the Grass, found Beatty a tad too, well, difficult to work with. What’s more, filming in Texas would mean she’d have to take a break from her therapist, which she wasn’t willing to do at the time.Ernest Borgnine as Don Corleone in The Godfather(L) Borgnine as Lieutenant Commander McHale in McHale’s Navy in 1963. (R) Brando as Don Corleone. Photo by Getty ImagesThe role of Don Corleone seems tailor-made for Marlon Brandon, but producers shied away due to his reputation for being difficult.Among the other actors considered: George C. Scott, Laurence Olivier, Anthony Quinn, and Ernest Borgnine (that’s right — loveable schlub Marty). Director Francis Ford Coppola and Godfather author Mario Puzo fought for Brando, and the studio relented, provided he work for only a percentage of the profits and take a screen test (something the actor hadn’t done in almost twenty years).Claudette Colbert as Margot Channing in All About Eve(L) Claudette Colbert. (R) Bette Davis as Margot Channing in All About Eve“Fasten your seatbelts…” Bette Davis wasn’t the first choice to play theater diva Margot Channing. Claudette Colbert nabbed the role, but had to back out after injuring her back while making Three Came Home. After Davis signed on the dotted line, the dialogue was re-jigged to take advantage of her brassy personality. Shrugged Colbert later, “I just never had the luck to play bitches.”Frank Sinatra as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront(L) Frank Sinatra. (R) Young Brando as Terry Malloy in On the WaterfrontMarlon Brando initially refused the role of Terry Malloy, and Frank Sinatra stepped in with “a handshake deal” to play the dockworker. (Hey — he was from Hoboken, where the film would be shot, right?) But director Eli Kazan was adamant: Brando was his guy.So Kazan hatched a plan: He asked actor Karl Malden to film an audition with a younger, grittier Method actor to convince producer Sam Spiegel that Brando was better suited for the role. Malden’s “screen test” would feature none other than Actors Studio members Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, performing the love scene between Terry and Edie. In the meantime, Brando’s agent persuaded his client to consider the role.Spiegel was convinced and Brando signed on. Sinatra, upset by the turn of events, demanded to be cast in the role of Father Barry, the kindly priest. (Spiegel had the unenviable task of breaking the news that Malden had been cast in the part.). Interesting tidbit: The role of Edie, ultimately came down to two actresses: Eva Marie Saint (who ultimately landed the role), and Elizabeth Montgomery, later to star in TV’s Bewitched.Marilyn Monroe as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s(L) Marilyn Monroe. (R) Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’sTruman Capote, who penned the charming novella, wanted Marilyn Monroe to play Holly Golightly. There were, after all, more than a few parallels between the two.Like Holly, Marilyn had a rough childhood and years later re-invented herself. She was also drawn to older men. Even Capote’s description of Holly’s hair (“strands of albino-blonde and yellow”) and features (“large eyes, a little blue, a little green”) sound like the actress. Reportedly, a writer was brought in to pen the screenplay with Monroe in mind. No matter: Paramount cast Audrey Hepburn, who Capote thought was completely wrong for the role, later remarking, “Paramount double-crossed me in every way.”Ryan O’Neal as Rocky Balboa in Rocky(L)Ryan O’Neal. (R) Silvester Stalone as Rocky Balboa in RockyPretty boy Ryan O’Neal as hard-luck pugilist Rocky Balboa? It almost happened. Producer Irwin Winkler loved the screenplay that down-and-out actor Sylvester Stallone had written, and agreed to let him star in the flick. But United Artist big-wigs insisted on a big name — so much so, they offered to pay Stallone $250,000 for his script, as a vehicle for O’Neal. Stallone needed the cash, but refused to sell. He’d later explain: “I thought, ‘$250,000 will go away, but the scar and the self-loathing and watching Ryan O’Neal play Rocky…’”Grace Kelly as Marnie Edgar in Marnie(L) Grace Kelly. (R) Tippi Hedren as Marnie Edgar in MarnieMany assumed that after Grace Kelly become Princess of Monaco, she had retired from movies for good. So when it was announced that Kelly would be returning to the big screen, in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 suspense thriller, Marnie, the press went wild.The Princess, it was said, would earn $1 million, plus a percentage of the profits — using the money to establish a charitable fund.Read another story from us: Why “It’s a Wonderful Life” was Initially Considered Communist PropagandaBut shortly thereafter, Kelly walked away from the role because of a “scheduling conflict.” A hurt Hitchcock would later say that Kelly wanted to be in the movie, but bowed out because the conservative citizens of Monaco didn’t want their princess working in Hollywood. The fact that “Marnie” was a thief with sexual issues couldn’t have helped.But there were also rumors that Kelly signed on because the Rainiers — or, more specifically, Monaco — needed the money, and pulled out when the principality found the funds elsewhere. (Prince Rainier dismissed the notion as “ridiculous nonsense.”) Another of the director’s flaxen-haired favorites, Tippi Hedren, would play the part.last_img read more

This Essential Job Role Will Go Unfilled at Millions of Companies But

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » They say that one man’s meat is another man’s poison. In tech, it’s more like one group’s bonanza of opportunity is another group’s crisis of scarcity. Here’s the situation: India has long been a go-to pool for offshoring technology work. Western companies looking for everything from tech customer service to building software find relatively cheap labor on the subcontinent while providing some 4 million Indians with a gateway to the middle class. Win-win.Related: Protect Your Small Business From Cyber Attacks With These Free ToolsEnter automation, which is beginning what promises to be a rapid transformation of the tech sector employment landscape. In this process, India is the proverbial canary in the coal mine. And with 4 million tech jobs at stake, it is one very big canary. A 2015 study released by McKinsey India and the trade organization Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) reported that 50 to 70 percent of Indian tech workers’ skills will be irrelevant by 2020.Watch the big canary start to wheeze, and behold the coming crisis of global tech jobs drying up. Yet, if automation is the grim reaper for some, it is the bringer of opportunity for others. And if there is one field benefitting from high-tech automation right now, it’s cybercrime.The automation of malware’s creation and distribution is creating a bonanza of cybercrime, which Juniper Research estimates will cost $2 trillion by 2019, three times the 2015 estimate of $500 billion.By reducing the cost of entry into the field of cybercrime — a ransomware kit, for example, can be rented for a mere $1,000 a month — automation has not only created an employment bonanza for bad guys, it has also created a booming demand for cybersecurity jobs.Related: Crime-as-a-Service Could Be the Next Big Threat to Your BusinessBut, at the same time, businesses everywhere are facing the fact: the security talent pool is dry. This is good news for security professionals, who have one of the few jobs that automation won’t replace soon, and there’s no end in sight to the skills shortage. However, if we take a wider view, this is a big economic problem. Security work is either not getting done, or is being done by people who lack the background or aptitude.Exactly how dry is the talent drought?The eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study, conducted by the global nonprofit IT security professional organization (ISC)2, predicts that the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs will rise to 1.8 million over the next five years. The cybersecurity market intelligence research firm Cybersecurity Ventures puts the shortfall much higher, at a 3.5 million worker shortage by 2021.What rational hope do business leaders have of recruiting or training between 1.8 million and 3.5 million cybersecurity personnel ASAP?Little to none. So, it is time to rethink the crisis.Clearly, cybercrime is a criminal enterprise, but business leaders need to focus at least as closely on the word enterprise as on criminal. Like you, cybercriminals are engaged in an enterprise. In fact, they have become your fiercest competitors. What can you do to catch up?Related: Is Your Business Prepared for a Cyber Attack? (Infographic)No. 1: Stop thinking about cybersecurity as an employment problem. We do need more cybersecurity professionals, but simply throwing them at the problem — even if we had all 3.5 million to throw right now — will not stop the attacks. Matching mere mortals against automation is a guaranteed losing proposition.Which brings us to No. 2: Stop thinking about cyber security. The elements of security — anti-malware software, antivirus software, firewalls and training people in safe computing practices — are essential: necessary, but not sufficient.Security may defeat 99 out of 100 attacks or even 999 out of 1000. But, security alone does nothing about the one attack that gets through. And it will get through.The move that will preserve, protect and defend your business now is to stop relying exclusively on security — and on those increasingly hard-to-get cybersecurity employees. Accept the reality that you are being attacked, continually; that some of the attacks will penetrate your security defenses; and that some of those penetrations will result in breaches — and the exfiltration of data. Having accepted this reality, you are ready to add resilience to your cyber-defense arsenal.Security strategies are the digital equivalent to walls in the physical world. They are designed to prevent attacks through exclusion. But, as former Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano once remarked in opposition to building a border wall to prevent illegal immigration: “You show me a 50-foot wall, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”Related: Cybercriminals Are Targeting Small Businesses That Don’t Take Cybersecurity SeriouslyIn contrast to the static wall paradigm of cybersecurity, the strategies of resilience are dynamic. They are about making your network hard to hit, acquiring the knowledge and tools needed to detect the attacks that do get through, and then responding to them rapidly enough to prevent or minimize the exfiltration of data.Most of all, resilience strategies are about doing as much as possible with whatever resources you have now. To be smart about resources, you need to understand your network and know where its weak points lie. Then you need to follow up this knowledge with a comprehensive understanding of the levels of data that are at risk. All data is not created equal. Some needs to be widely and readily accessible; some needs to be highly secure. Defenses need to be prioritized according to data priorities, and sensors deployed network-wide to cover gaps in protection.Finally, a resilience strategy includes a component cybersecurity fails to address: recovery. Under attack, a resilient organization can continue to do business. After the attack, it can quickly recover.The security talent drought is real and is not getting better anytime soon. You cannot get all the troops you need, and therefore you need to be self-reliant. Actualized by resilience, self-reliance is an immediate solution to what promises to be an enduring crisis.Related Video: A Genius Former Hacker Explains How to Keep Your Business Safe From Cyber Attacks Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read October 16, 2017last_img read more

Joel Campbell scores his first goal for Arsenal in 51 thumping

first_imgThe AFP contributed to this report Arsenal’s Joel Campbell celebrates scoring his goal in the preseason football friendly between Arsenal and Benfica at the Emirates Stadium in north London on Saturday. The game is one of four matches played over two days for the Emirates Cup. AFP Facebook Comments Costa Rican star Joel Campbell scored in his debut for English powerhouse Arsenal on Saturday during a 5-1 preseason romp over Portuguese champions Benfica. The 22-year-old striker, who scored Costa Rica’s opening goal in the 2014 World Cup, tallied the second goal of the match and assisted on the third. French striker Yaya Sanogo notched the other four goals for Arsenal in the Emirates Cup friendly in London.After spending the last three seasons out on loan, Campbell is trying to stick with Arsenal for the upcoming Premier League season. After the match, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised both Campbell and the 21-year-old Sanogo and insisted he had no plans to send them back out on loan again. “They need to play, of course, but they need to play here,” Wenger said.Sanogo opened the scoring at the 26th minute. Campbell then knocked in a left-footed blast at the 40th minute. Four minutes later, Campbell set up Sanogo with a cross for the Frenchman’s second goal. Sanogo scored his third in stoppage time, giving him a first-half hat trick. Sanogo scored Arsenal’s fifth goal at the 49th minute, before Benefica’s Nico Gaitán finally put one in at the 61st mark.Campbell was substituted out of the match midway through the second half to make way for Arsenal’s new $50 million forward Alexis Sánchez. Despite the club’s bevy of talented strikers, Campbell still managed to leave a strong impression with Wenger. Wenger: “Campbell played very well. He has good balance and I was very impressed by him today. I want to keep him” #AFCvBEN— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 2, 2014center_img Related posts:WATCH: Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell scores his first home goal for Arsenal WATCH: Joel Campbell scores again in Arsenal win WATCH: Costa Rican stars Joel Campbell, Keylor Navas shine in Wednesday league contests WATCH: Joel Campbell scores in Arsenal’s friendly against MLS All-Starslast_img read more

Behind the glitz Cannes casts a tight security net

first_img Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies “Since Sept. 11 — since always — Cannes is a place which is very well protected,” he added. “The security measures are very, very, very important here.”Security has been tightened across France since Islamic extremist attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris in January left 20 people dead, including three gunmen.In February, a knifeman attacked three soldiers outside a Jewish community center in the southern city of Nice, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) miles from Cannes.French law-enforcement authorities say they don’t know of any specific threat to Cannes, but they regard the festival — a magnet for the world’s media — as a potential target.The streets of the seaside town are guarded by hundreds of municipal and national police, backed up by riot squads, and overlooked by almost 500 surveillance camerasPhilippe Castanet, the official in charge of security at the festival, told Europe 1 radio that there is also an invisible layer of agents “assessing risk with eyes and ears,” analyzing the Internet and social media for signs of trouble.An inner security cordon surrounds the festival itself. Access to the Palais des Festivals, where screenings, photo-calls and press conferences are held, is controlled by a phalanx of polite and dapper security guards who scan passes, search bags and wield metal-detecting wands. In this photo taken Tuesday, May 12, 2015, municipal police officers patrol outside the Palais des Festivals ahead of the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. France is on heightened terrorist alert after deadly attacks in Paris, and the monied French Riviera offers rich pickings for criminals. That means the world’s glitziest film festival, which opens Wednesday, is the focus of an intense security operation to try and keep disaster and drama confined to the screen. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) Two months later, a lone gunman pulled off one of the biggest jewelry heists of all time, stealing $136 million worth of diamond jewelry from Cannes’ Carlton Hotel — a location for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “To Catch a Thief.”That theft drew promises that security would be tightened. But John J. Kennedy of the U.S.-based Jewelers’ Security Alliance, said Europe still presents a tempting target for jewel thieves, due in part to easily crossed borders and less heavily armed security guards than in the United States.Last week, raiders — one wearing an old-man mask — walked into the Cartier boutique on the Croisette in the middle of the morning, and walked out with millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry and watches. They have not been caught.___Follow Jill Lawless on Twitter at © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement There have still been occasional security breaches. In 2013 a man with a knife and a starter’s pistol disrupted a live beachside television broadcast. Last year, Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk managed to get on the red carpet and dive under the dress of actress America Ferrera.The French Riviera, with its extravagant displays of wealth, is also a criminal target — especially at festival time, when the town’s population of 75,000 triples.“It seems to be a magnet for all the potential criminals from the south of France,” said film publicist Charles McDonald, a longtime Cannes-goer. “They seem to gravitate here. No surprise, really.”The Croisette, Cannes’ beachfront main drag, is lined with upscale boutiques: Prada, Bulgari, Hermes, Gucci. Major jewelers set up temporary shop in luxury hotel suites to supply the stars for the red carpet.Many festival veterans have stories of bags snatched and villas burgled — though most say crime has fallen in recent years.But the Riviera will always have its illicit associations, thanks to a history of audacious heists of cinematic scope.In 2013 thieves stole Chopard jewelry from a hotel room safe during the festival, a crime that drew parallels to Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring,” which was screening that year. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes CANNES, France (AP) — Gaudy, glamorous Cannes is a bubble inside a ring of steel.France is on heightened terrorist alert after deadly attacks in Paris, and the monied French Riviera offers rich pickings for criminals. That means the world’s glitziest film festival, which opens Wednesday, is the focus of an intense security operation to try to keep disaster and drama confined to the screen.“It’s not a subject we want to talk about,” said festival chief Thierry Fremaux, sitting on a sun-baked terrace overlooking Cannes’ yacht-filled harbor. 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

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