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Libyas Benghazi shuts down in protest at jihadist violence

first_imgBENGHAZI, Libya – Shops and schools closed across Benghazi Tuesday as residents of Libya’s second city responded to calls for civil disobedience to protest deadly clashes between radical Islamists and the army.The call by the city council came as a source said defence ministry officials were in talks with jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia on an offer of safe passage out of the city on condition its fighters leave their weapons behind.The army clashed with jihadists on Monday after one of its patrols was attacked near the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia, a group blamed for the killing of the US ambassador in 2012. The health ministry said seven people were killed in the fighting and around 50 wounded.On Tuesday, the army deployed across the eastern city, taking control of key roads, an AFP correspondent reported.Troops were also in control of the Ansar al-Sharia headquarters in the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, which residents had attacked late Monday, forcing jihadists to flee, before handing it over to the army.Benghazi was the cradle of the 2011 uprising during which NATO-backed rebels toppled and then killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi.Since the end of the uprising, Libya has been hit by waves of deadly violence much of it blamed on heavily armed former rebels who have banded into militias each with its own ideology and allegiance.The government has been struggling to integrate the former rebels into a regular army and police, or make them surrender their weapons.Fed up by the government’s inability to rein in the gunmen, the city council called on residents to show their frustration through three days of “civil disobedience”, including strikes.The move brought Benghazi to a near standstill with schools, universities, shops, banks and public offices all closed, as residents mourned the dead.Earlier this month, residents of the capital Tripoli observed a similar campaign of protests against militias in response to deadly violence, prompting some of them to pull out of the city.Jihadists seek ‘safe’ exitDefence Minister Abdallah al-Teni said his ministry was in touch with Ansar al-Sharia to find a solution that would avoid further bloodshed.Ansar al-Sharia is requesting a “safe corridor” for its fighters to leave Benghazi but army chiefs are demanding they leave behind their heavy weapons, the minister said, according the spokesman of Libya’s top political body, the General National Congress.A GNC delegation also arrived in Benghazi on Tuesday at the request of the city council.Late on Monday Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, fresh from talks with US and British officials in London on the violence wracking his country, flew into Benghazi briefly for meetings with security officials.Last week, the US military said it hopes to train 5,000 to 8,000 troops for the fledgling new army, following a request from Zeidan.Zeidan met both US Secretary of State John Kerry and Britain’s William Hague in London on Sunday and after the talks the US top diplomat vowed to help stabilise Libya.The Benghazi violence comes as the authorities take steps to evacuate militias from Tripoli, on the back of popular discontent in the capital against armed groups.Less than two weeks ago, 46 people were killed and more than 500 wounded after militiamen opened fire on peaceful demonstrators in Tripoli prompting armed clashes.Ansar Al-Sharia advocates the implementation of sharia Islamic law and has systematically refused to recognise the authority of the central government or its security services.The group controls areas of Benghazi as well as Sirte and Derna, also in eastern Libya, and has been blamed for bloody attacks against foreign missions, judges and security personnel.The most daring attack, in September 2012, targeted the US consulate in Benghazi, killing ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Ansar al-Sharia denies any involvement.last_img read more

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US wholesalers boost stockpiles 06 pct in November sales rise at fastest

WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers boosted their stockpiles in November and their sales rose at the fastest pace since the spring of 2011, encouraging signs for economic growth.The Commerce Department says wholesale business stockpiles rose 0.6 per cent in November compared with October, when inventories had risen just 0.3 per cent.Sales in November surged 2.3 per cent, rebounding from a 0.9 per cent decline in October. It was the biggest one-month sales gain since March 2011.More restocking leads to more factory production, which boosts economic growth. Faster restocking helped the economy grow at a 3.1 per cent rate in the summer.With the November increase, wholesale inventories grew to $498.9 billion. That’s 29.6 per cent above the post-recession low hit in September 2009. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jan 10, 2013 10:10 am MDT US wholesalers boost stockpiles 0.6 pct. in November, sales rise at fastest pace in 20 months AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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UN health agency confirms 10th case of Novel Coronavirus infection

The United Nations health agency today confirmed the latest case of Novel Coronavirus, bringing to 10 the total number of cases detected globally of this rare illness.The latest case is a resident from the United Kingdom who developed symptoms at the end of last month. He has been hospitalized and is currently receiving intensive care. Investigations revealed that the man had recently travelled to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.The World Health Organization (WHO) said this is “a sporadic case” that does not alter its risk assessment. However, it added that the new case “does indicate that the virus is persistent.”Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which cause illness in humans and animals. In humans, these illnesses range from the common cold to infection with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).“Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns,” the agency said in an update. “Testing for the new coronavirus of patients with unexplained pneumonias, or patients with severe, progressive or complicated illness not responding to treatment, should be considered especially in persons residing in or returning from the Arabian peninsula and neighbouring countries.”Of the 10 cases confirmed so far, two have been reported in Qatar, five in Saudi Arabia and two in Jordan. All patients were severely ill, and five have died.WHO did not advise special screening at points of entry nor did it recommend that any travel or trade restrictions are applied. The agency added that it will continue to work with its partners to monitor the situation closely and investigate any reports of SARI cases in health care workers. read more

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Besiktas Mogaz from 6 to draw with RK Celje PL

← Previous Story STRUGA 2018: Dobrogea Sud Constanta are at the final! Next Story → STRUGA 2018: RK Celje Pl and Dobrogea Sud for the trophy! “10.000 for handball”BESIKTAS MOGAZRamazan Done Besiktas Mogaz played 23:23 against RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko in the last round at Struga 2017 after period in which they were six goals down…Right back Ramazan Done netted for a point in the last attack…

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Shopper discovers hidden message stitched on to Primark dress

first_imgIRISH CLOTHING RETAILER Primark is investigating after a customer discovered a hand-stitched label with a damning message on a £10 dress she purchased in the store.Rebecca Gallagher from Swansea, Wales, was surprised to find a second tag sewn over the regular Primark label, which read ‘Forced to work exhausting hours’.She told the South Wales Evening Post that to her, the label looked like a “cry for help – to let us people in Britain know what is going on.”She said she rang Primark to ask what was going on, but was put on hold for 15 minutes before being cut off. Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesAccording to Vogue, the company claims it has no idea how the label ended up on the dress. They are exploring two avenues – the possibility that it could have been added once the dress arrived in the UK, or sewn in by a factory worker before it was shipped.A spokesperson for the chain has said they found the incident “strange” as there were no other incidents of this kind related to the dress in question.Primark’s code of conduct sets out the core principles that suppliers and factories must follow to ensure products are made in good working conditions, and that the people making them are treated decently and paid a fair wage.Primark’s ethics came under fire in 2011 after the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh killed 1,000 workers, 580 of whom were employed by a Primark supplier.The company recently announced that it will pay out €7m in compensation to workers who were injured and the families of workers who died in the collapse.This Northern Irish speeding ad has gone viral because it’s just so horrific>Here’s how Twitter reacted to Enda Kenny’s interview with Gay Byrne last night>last_img read more

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Bohs end winless run at home after getting the better of Cork

first_imgBohemians 2-0 Cork City WHAT’S RARE IS wonderful. Home wins at Dalymount Park are like hen’s teeth and despite some excellent performances this season, so are Steven Beattie goals.Beattie and midfielder Eoin Wearen both hit goals which will have manager Owen Heary breathing a huge sigh of relief. The win though was soured by a horrible injury that saw Brian Lenihan stretchered off the field with 79 minutes on the clock.It was the Leesiders who put all the pressure on in the opening five minutes with Billy Dennehy firing over from a free as well as having two corners that amounted to nothing. After that Bohemians took control, dominating possession while playing some really attractive football.They fired a warning shot in the sixth minute. Left-back Anto Murphy slipped a nice pass through the Cork defence but Dinny Corcoran couldn’t latch onto it before goalkeeper Mark McNulty gathered safely.Two minutes later Murphy struck one of those dangerous crosses that make a centre-half’s eyes water. The ball curled behind the back four and across the face of goal before Steven Beattie’s diving header at the far post slipped through the hands of McNulty. Beattie lies injured on the ground after scoring for Bohs.Unfortunately the striker, injured in the process, didn’t get to celebrate his first goal for the club as he received treatment. He was later to succumb to the injury midway through the second-half.With 23 minutes on the clock Kevin Devaney was denied what would have been a goal of the season contender. He latched onto a ball from Murphy in the right corner of the box. The winger controlled it with his chest before unleashing a bullet of a volley that most likely left a dent in the crossbar. Beattie’s follow up shot was just wide.Cork’s visits forays into the Bohemians’ half of the pitch were rare in the first-half and they managed just their second shot in the 42nd minute. Cillian Morrisson had a pop from the edge of the box but Dean Delany made an excellent save, tipping it over the bar.It was a quiet start to the second-half with the first decent goal chance only coming 13 minutes after the break. It was a nice delivery from Kavanagh way out on the right flank. Dano Byrne was unmarked at the back post but the defender failed to get any power on the header.Devaney got a second chance to double his team’s lead in the 67th minute. The nimble winger ran onto a Corcoran pass before cutting in off the flank. His shot flew well over the bar.Then disaster struck for Cork City when Lenihan sustained a very nasty looking injury. The young midfielder rose over Pender for a high ball but landed very awkwardly from a good height. Lenihan didn’t move and looked unconscious as the Bohemians full-back went to check on him. Lenihan is stretchered off the pitch before being brought to hospital.He received lengthy treatment on the pitch from the St John’s Ambulance staff before being stretchered off in a neck brace. The ref would later play 13 minutes of additional time.John Caulfield’s men looked shook after seeing their team mate stretchered off in such a distressed state and having used all of their substitutes, were reduced to ten men. The game looked done and dusted and it was just minutes later.Eoin Wearen stabbed home the second from close range with just ten regulation minutes left to play. It came from a corner which the home side failed to clear. As it bobbled around the box, Wearen pounced to double the lead.The visitors defended bravely right until the final whistle as Bohemians laid siege on their goal. Devaney, Kavanagh, Corcoran and substitute Jason Byrne were all guilty of missing chances to make it 3-0 on the night.The sides meet again in a month’s time in the third round of the FAI Cup. Tonight’s win sees Bohemians leapfrog Derry City into sixth place in the table, the team they last won against at home.BOHEMIANS: Delany, Pender (C), D. Byrne, Price, Murphy, Devaney (90+10 Buckley), Wearen, Lopes, Kavanagh (K. Moore 90+8), Beattie (J. Byrne 64), Corcoran. Substitutes: Memery, Mulcahy, McEvoy, Moore.CORK CITY: McNulty, Dunleavy (C), D. Dennehy, Healy, O’Flynn (Morrissey 64), Morrison (Kearney 55), Murray, Lenihan, B. Dennehy, O’Sullivan, Davoren (O’Shea 55). Substitutes: J. Kavanagh, G. Kavanagh, O’Leary, O’Brien.Referee: Neil Doyle.Dietmar Hamann still has a soft spot for his 2002 Ireland jerseyCork v Bohs, and the rest of the draw for the FAI Cup Third Roundlast_img read more

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Verizon says Galaxy Nexus signal problem is an illusion

first_imgRemember those signal issues that some Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners were having? According to Verizon, there is no actual signal problem, the only problem is with the number of bars being displayed. The carrier is supposedly working on a software update to fix the graphical glitch.Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney said that the update will adjust the signal strength indicator to match other Verizon devices. She stressed that there isn’t any issue with the Galaxy Nexus’s performance. There was no word on the update’s release date, but other Verizon reps have said that a signal-related update will arrive sometime in January.If you feel like you’re having a case of deja vu, you may be remembering Apple’s antennagate fiasco in 2010. One of Apple’s first responses to the negative press was that iOS was displaying the signal inaccurately. An update to iOS 4 then made the signal bars a bit taller, but it didn’t change the fact that the issue was related to the iPhone 4’s external antenna.While it would be easy to dismiss Verizon’s solution as another company trying to take the easy way out, its explanation is consistent with our testing. On five different Verizon Galaxy Nexus units, our Android expert Russell Holly was unable to reproduce the supposed signal issue. While it’s a relatively small sampling and doesn’t prove that nobody is having the issue, we have yet to experience it ourselves. PC Mag’s Sascha Segan did see the problems with his Galaxy Nexus though, so we know the issue is hit-and-miss.So does this solve the problem? It might: a signal indicator that shows less bars than usual could combine with sketchy LTE coverage to give some the impression that there is an issue. As conflict tends to draw more focus than peace does, it’s easy to blow something like this out of proportion and walk away with the impression that it’s more widespread than it is.We’ll continue to monitor the issue, but for now it looks like the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has a perfectly functional LTE radio.via Computer Worldlast_img read more

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Well Leave It There So Larkin bids farwell Zaur signs new deal

first_img Dec 2nd 2016, 8:00 PM The Ultimate Fighter Season 24 Finale takes place, with Mighty Mouse up against Tim Elliot on Saturday night.Finally, there’s a full slate of NFL games on Sunday as the playoff picture should become a little bit clearer..Showbiz, Baby!Remember this game between Barca and Real in 2005? Ronaldinho scored two cracking individual goals and received applause from the Real fans. Source: FC Barcelona/YouTubeThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! By Kevin O’Brien Nico Rosberg has sensationally retired just days after winning the F1 World ChampionshipCristiano Ronaldo is accused of using an Irish company to avoid Spanish taxThe final shortlist for FIFA Puskas award is announcedThe Brisbane coach says they’re not in the race to bring Robbie Keane to OzThe Best Thing We SharedThe kids at a Cork school received a visit from John Kavanagh and the UFC lightweight belt. Source: The42.ie/YouTubeOn The RecordNico Rosberg quits Formula One while he’s at the top.Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One World Champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I’ve made it. I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right.” Mayo GAA team expenses rose to €1.6 million this year but they still had a surplusPat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is receivedJoey Carbery will start at 10 as Leinster look to bounce back against DragonsAway Source: James Crombie/INPHO 1 Comment Home Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO Share11 Tweet Email https://the42.ie/3117111 Friday 2 Dec 2016, 8:00 PMcenter_img 8,624 Views Source: David DaviesWhere we were todayShane Costello was at Leinster Rugby’s press conference at the RDS to hear from Leo Cullen and Isa Nacewa, while Ben Blake was at the Aviva Stadium to chat with new Shamrock Rovers signing Paul Corry. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOThe Fixture ListThere are some big matches in the Premier League this weekend, including Man City against Chelsea in the early Saturday kick-off.In La Liga the Nou Camp is the venue for El Classico, Barcelona v Real Madrid, at 3.15pm on Saturday.It’s a relatively quiet weekend in the GAA world, although there’s a big game in Portlaoise where Cuala play O’Loughlin Gaels in the Leinster club SHC final.A number of Pro12 ties are taking place, with Connacht, Ulster and Leinster in action on Saturday.England play Australia in the final round of Autumn Internationals.We have a busy weekend of horse racing, with some big races at Sandown and Fairyhouse.All eyes will be on Tiger Woods this weekend at the Hero World Championships, while Paul Dunne is in action in South Africa. We’ll Leave It There So: Larkin bids farwell, Zaur signs new deal and all today’s sport Plus, all the weekend’s key fixtures. Zaur Antia will stay on as Irish boxing coach for the next 5 yearsKilkenny’s 8-time All-Ireland winner Eoin Larkin announced his retirement Follow us: read more

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Teenagers charged with attempted murder over Saturday night hostel stabbing

first_img No Comments By Daragh Brophy TWO 18-YEAR-OLDS are due in court in Belfast this morning charged in connection with an attack on a man in the city on Saturday night.According to the PSNI, a 20-year-old man sustained a stab wound to the neck at a hostel facility on Malone Road.The man was treated in hospital and his injury is not now believed to be life-threatening.According to the force: Short URL 15,505 Views http://jrnl.ie/3332469 As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the PPS.Comments are closed as the matter is before the courts. Read: Bus Éireann strike: ‘All sides committed to conclusion in next 24 hours’ >Read: State of emergency declared as Egypt is warned of ‘long and painful’ war against jihadists > Two men, both 18, have been charged with a number of offences including attempted murder and are expected to appear at Belfast magistrates court this morning, Monday 10 April. Monday 10 Apr 2017, 8:24 AM Teenagers charged with attempted murder over Saturday night hostel stabbing A 20-year-old man sustained a stab wound to the neck. Apr 10th 2017, 8:24 AM Share1 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Apple publie la version bêta diOS 51

first_imgApple publie la version bêta d’iOS 5.1Apple a mis à disposition des développeurs une version bêta d’iOS 5.1. Une nouvelle mouture du nouveau système d’exploitation mobile de la firme à la pomme qui semble apporter très peu de changements, mais qui font surtout référence aux futurs produits d’Apple.Apple a lancé il y a deux jours la version bêta d’iOS 5.1. Une mouture dont on sait peu de choses, puisque les développeurs qui l’ont téléchargée s’engagent à la confidentialité. Toutefois, si les notes qui accompagnent la bêta ne précisent pas quelles sont les nouveautés apportées, elles font référence à de futurs produits.À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?Sont ainsi cités un iPad 2.4, qui pourrait être une nouvelle version de la dernière tablette de la firme à la pomme destinée à un opérateur américain. Sont également mentionnés des iPad 3.1 et 3.2, ou encore un iPhone 5.1. Enfin, un énigmatique “J33”, qui pourrait, d’après le site 9to5Mac, correspondre au prochain boîtier prochaine Apple TV.En outre, le site allemand Macerkopf.de évoque l’ajout de nouvelles fonctions dédiées à l’assistant vocal Siri. Elles pourraient permettre de contrôler les connexions Bluetooth et Wi-Fi d’un terminal iOS. La date d’expiration de cette version bêta serait fixée au 14 janvier 2012, laissant deviner la date vers laquelle iOS 5.1 devrait enfin être disponible.Le 30 novembre 2011 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Plenty of opportunities for statistics students Economist P

first_imgVijayawada: There are plenty of job opportunities to statistics students as surveyors and statisticians and better employment opportunities in the fields of medicine, marketing, business, said P Naresh Kumar, Economist, APCRDA, who was the chief guest at the National Statistics Day celebrations organised by the Department of Statistics of Maris Stella College here on Saturday. Also Read – Goldsmith steals gold by polishing jewelry in Bhimavaram Advertise With Us The programme was organised to create awareness on statistics in everyday life and sensitise students about the role of statistics in shaping and framing policies. Speaking on the occasion, Naresh Kumar said, “National Statistics Day is observed to mark the birth anniversary of Prof Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, an eminent statistician, by the Central Government since 2007. Also Read – Permission mandatory for Ganesh pandals: SP Advertise With Us He stressed upon the ‘Changing Scenario of Statistics’ in today’s world. Even in the State and Central Governments they can be selected as data analysts and financial analysts.Dr Sr Innysamma, college vice-principal, Saraja, HoD Statistics department, Syed Parveen, Srilekha and students of Statistics Department participated in the programme. As many as 100 students from different colleges in Vijayawada participated in different competitions like PPTs, poster presentations, and elocution competitions and won the prizes. Economist P Naresh Kumar also addressed the students of Maris Stella College in connection with the National Statistics Day celebrations on Saturday.last_img read more

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Computer scientists say its time to start looking at treatment of data

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — As anyone who has ever used a Windows based computer for any length of time knows, the longer you have it, the slower it goes; this is because of the accumulation of data files and entries in system logs; information that in many cases isn’t really necessary. Thus, our computers slow down due to the accumulation of “waste.” Now, two computer scientists from Johns Hopkins University have published a paper on arXiv, where they argue that data waste management on computer systems could, and should be handled similarly to the way physical-world waste is managed. More information: The Life and Death of Unwanted Bits: Towards Proactive Waste Data Management in Digital Ecosystems, Ragib Hasan, Randal Burns, arXiv:1106.6062v2 [cs.ET] arxiv.org/abs/1106.6062AbstractOur everyday data processing activities create massive amounts of data. Like physical waste and trash, unwanted and unused data also pollutes the digital environment by degrading the performance and capacity of storage systems and requiring costly disposal. In this paper, we propose using the lessons from real life waste management in handling waste data. We show the impact of waste data on the performance and operational costs of our computing systems. To allow better waste data management, we define a waste hierarchy for digital objects and provide insights into how to identify and categorize waste data. Finally, we introduce novel ways of reusing, reducing, and recycling data and software to minimize the impact of data wastage. Citation: Computer scientists say it’s time to start looking at treatment of data waste (2011, July 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-scientists-treatment.html Explore further E-waste trade ban won’t end environmental threatcenter_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com In their paper, Ragib Hasan and Randal Burns pick up where computer scientists at Cornel University left off after discovering in 1999 that up to 80% of files written to the hard drive by the Windows NT operating system were deleted within five seconds of being created.Hasan and Burns analyzed three computers: a MacBook laptop, a desktop running Ubuntu Linux and a Fedora Linux fileserver in the University Library (Linux is a variant of the Unix operating system used primarily at educational and research institutions). Their intent was to find out what percentage of the files on each of the computers had not been accessed since their creation. They found that the percentages for each were: MacBook: 20.6, Desktop: 47.4 and Server: 57.1 and that the percentage of disk space used for each was 98.5, 38.1 and 99.5 respectively; clearly indicating that a large number of files using a lot of disk space had never been used again once being created. This is clearly an inefficient use of resources.It is for this reason that the duo suggest a new approach be used for data waste, one that takes advantage of the research already done with physical waste; specifically, they suggest a pyramid approach be used, similar to the one put in place by physical waste management companies. At the bottom of the new pyramid would be the worst case scenarios, then moving up, the next best and so on till reaching the top, and that they be labeled as such: Dispose, Recover, Recycle, Reuse and Reduce, with zero data waste being the optimal goal.In this case, Dispose is just that, erasing the data, Recover refers to extracting usable components, Recycle would be refurbishing component for reuse, and Reuse would be using those recoverable components in another way, and Reduce, the ultimate goal would be creating software that doesn’t create waste data in the first place.Besides slowing computers down due to I/O bottlenecks, data waste can also contribute to faster burnout times for flash technology, which have a limited number of lifetime write/rewrites before dying, something the authors point out, will likely become more important as such technology is increasingly being used in hand-held computing devices. 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

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Researchers seek to explain why there are so few land dwelling bioluminescent

first_img © 2012 Phys.org Explore further Image: Naturwissenschaften, DOI: 10.1007/s00114-012-0956-7 The work by Vršanský el al comes on the heels of news that a rare species of cockroach, Lucihormetica luckae, specimens of which were found on the slope of a volcano before its subsequent eruption, appear to glow to mimic the click beetle which lives in the same general area. Click beetles glow, researchers believe, to warn predators of its toxic nature, thus preserving itself. The cockroach that mimics it on the other hand is not toxic, but it’s markings are so similar that it appears it evolved it’s luminescent abilities for the express purpose of fooling predators into thinking it was a click beetle and thus toxic.Vršanský and colleagues believe it’s possible that land dwelling bioluminescent species came to exist only after nocturnal life on land diversified to the point where such an ability would be useful. They also theorize that it’s possible that it took longer for bioluminescence to evolve in land creatures because of the toxic nature of the chemicals involved in growing glowing organs. Marine animals live in a colder and in some sense cleaner environment, it’s easy to wash away residue. Land species on the other hand would have had to evolve a way dispose of the toxins in a way that didn’t harm its carrier.The team also notes that because land dwelling bioluminescent species are so rare, it’s likely they might be at risk of disappearing altogether. L. luckae might be gone already, as no specimens have been found since the volcano on which it lived, erupted. And the most evident example of them all, the firefly has been found to be dwindling in numbers over the past decade as well. More information: Light-mimicking cockroaches indicate Tertiary origin of recent terrestrial luminescence, Naturwissenschaften, DOI: 10.1007/s00114-012-0956-7AbstractBioluminescence is a common feature of the communication and defence of marine organisms, but this phenomenon is highly restricted in the terrestrial biota. Here, we present a geographical distribution of only the third order of luminescent insects—luminescent cockroaches, with all 13 known and/or herein reported new living species (based on deposited specimens). We show that, for the first time, photo-characteristics of three examined species are nearly identical with those of toxic luminescent click beetles, which they mimic. These observations are the evidence for the mimicry by light—a new type of defensive, Batesian and interordinal mimicry. Our analysis surprisingly reveals an evolutionary novelty of all living luminescent insects, while in the sea (and possibly in the soil) luminescence is present also phylogenetically in very primitive organisms. Mushroom lights up the night in Brazil: Researcher finds bioluminescent fungus not seen since 1840center_img Journal information: Naturwissenschaften Citation: Researchers seek to explain why there are so few land dwelling bioluminescent species (2012, August 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-bioluminescent-species.html (Phys.org)—Visitors to the world’s oceans are likely to find a wide variety of bioluminescent creatures, especially as they descend to depths where sunlight can’t reach. The ability to glow has evolved in underwater organisms for a variety of reasons, from attracting prey to helping find a mate. On land however, things are very different. Other than 13 known species of insects, which of course include the firefly, very few other creatures have evolved the ability to glow and now, new research suggests that virtually all of them evolved much more recently than did marine dwellers. Peter Vršanský and colleagues from the Slovak Academy of Sciences have found after studying the collective history of all known bioluminescent species that land dwellers apparently evolved from a single source some sixty five million years ago, whereas their marine counterparts first came about closer to four hundred million years ago. Their paper describing their findings has been published in the journal Naturwissenschaften. 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

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Inventor of Email Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74

first_img This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Ray Tomlinson, the man credited with founding email, has passed away at the age of 74, according to a report from the Sydney Morning Herald. According to the report, Tomlinson died of a heart attack.Tomlinson was a part a team of computer programmers at research and design company Bolt Beranek and Newman (now BBN Technologies) in Cambridge, Mass., and had begun experimenting with internal messaging in 1971. Tomlinson had an idea to send a text message between computers using a new network (and a predeccesor to the Internet) called Arpanet, routing it using an “@” symbol.He recalled the first email sent in an interview with NPR from 2009: “The keyboards were about 10 feet apart … I could wheel my chair from one to the other and type a message on one, and then go to the other, and then see what I had tried to send.”By the 1980s government and military personnel were actively using the system. And by the 1990s email had become one of two pillars of the budding consumer Internet, alongside the World Wide Web.Tomlinson was subsequently inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012.Tomlinson told NPR that he had a feeling that what he had discovered with the “@” symbol would have some impact.“What I didn’t imagine was how quickly that would happen,” he said. March 7, 2016 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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