a month ago​Van Dijk full of praise for Liverpool teammate Matip

first_img​Van Dijk full of praise for Liverpool teammate Matipby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk singled out his Reds colleague Joel Matip for praise.The Netherlands and Reds centre-back was up for the FIFA Best Player award.Despite losing out to Lionel Messi, Van Dijk was honoured to be among the final three.And he believes that playing next to a player of Matip’s quality certainly helps him show his best qualities.He said to his club’s official website: “We call him Matop because he was that good yesterday!”We need everyone, that’s the message everyone knows in the team. Yesterday he was outstanding, as were all the players. It was a massive win. We do it all together.”In this vote, the country plays a part as well and I’m very proud that things have been going well at Liverpool and in our country things have been going in the right direction too.”We have to all keep it going, that’s the only way forward.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

ESPN Releases Game Times For 10 Opening Weekend Games

first_imgESPN College Football Playoff logo.ESPN ESPN AnnouncersESPNThe opening weekend for this year’s college football season, simply put, is going to be epic. Monday, ESPN/ABC released game times for 10 of the best matchups we’re going to see.South Carolina and Vanderbilt will kick things off on Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 PM ET, oddly enough in an SEC regular season tilt. Georgia Tech and Boston College will play in Dublin Ireland, at 7:30 AM ET on Saturday morning.Here are the rest of the games – including Oklahoma vs. Houston, LSU vs. Wisconsin, USC vs. Alabama, Clemson vs. Auburn, Notre Dame vs. Texas and Ole Miss vs. Florida State.9/1/2016: South Carolina at Vanderbilt on ESPN (8:00 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Georgia Tech vs. Boston College on ESPN2 (7:30 AM ET) 9/3/2016: Oklahoma vs. Houston on ABC (Noon ET) 9/3/2016: Hawaii at Michigan on ESPN (Noon ET) 9/3/2016: LSU vs. Wisconsin on ABC (3:30 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Georgia vs. North Carolina on ESPN (5:30 PM ET) 9/3/2016: USC vs. Alabama on ABC (8:00 PM ET) 9/3/2016: Clemson at Auburn on ESPN (9:00 PM ET) 9/4/2016: Notre Dame vs. Texas on ABC (7:30 PM ET) 9/5/2016: Ole Miss vs. Florida State on ESPN (8:00 PM ET)Which will you be watching?last_img read more

The Elders Welcome UN HighLevel Panel Report On Humanitarian Funding

first_imgThe Elders welcome the new report on humanitarian funding by the UN High-Level Panel, chaired by Kristalina Georgieva and HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah, as a timely and acute analysis of the global challenges in delivering aid to those in need.They wholeheartedly endorse the report’s assertions that “receiving lifesaving humanitarian aid is a right, and that providing it is a duty”, and that all actors must ensure their policies and decisions protect the “inviolable core humanitarian principles” of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.The Elders agree with the report’s emphasis on “shrinking the need” for humanitarian assistance by a concerted resolve to end global conflicts, and by implementing credible policies to tackle climate change – widely acknowledged as one of the key drivers of natural disasters.If the international community can seriously work for peace in conflicts such as Syria, Ukraine, Iraq and Afghanistan, this would diminish the flow of refugees requiring humanitarian assistance. Equally, leaders must now honour the commitments made at the COP 21 climate summit in Paris in December 2015 and implement sustainable policies to tackle climate change.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, said: “It is a challenge and an affront to our common humanity that 125 million people across the world require humanitarian assistance. This report is valuable for its clarity, its robust analysis and its clear moral message. The world’s prosperous nations need to show real ethical leadership to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable.”“The report contains important recommendations for governments, NGOs, aid agencies and the private sector, who must set aside rivalries and suspicions to forge an effective new consensus. I hope they will heed these messages and work together for the common good.”It is crucial that the recipients of humanitarian assistance are also included in the ongoing debate, so their voices are heard and their rights, dignity and agency are all respected.The Elders will do their utmost to support the aims and recommendations of this report, and share its hope that the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul will see leaders commit to its implementation.last_img read more

March 1 2006 Skytheaters large steps forming

first_imgMarch 1, 2006 Skytheater’s large steps forming the roof of the Colly Soleri Music Center provide seating for an expansive view of the daytime desert or star constellations in the clear night sky.[Photo & Text: T] A terrace surrounding those big steps provides a pedestrian crossroad leading to various venues.[Photo & Text: T] Sometimes the space is used for Frugal Soup, one of few Arcosanti rituals. Here we share a bowl of soup and our thoughts on world hunger and related topics.[Photo & Text: T]last_img

Facebook Joins 14 Million Initiative to Fight Fake News

first_img Register Now » Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Fake news April 3, 2017 This story originally appeared on PCMag Facebook Joins $14 Million Initiative to Fight Fake News Image credit: via PC Mag 2 min read 92sharescenter_img Angela Moscaritolo Next Article Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business The fight against fake news is about to get a huge infusion of cash and support from the tech industry and academia.Facebook and Mozilla have teamed up with Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, academic institutions, nonprofits and other organizations to launch a $14 million consortium dubbed the News Integrity Initiative, aimed at “helping people make informed judgments about the news they read and share online.””The initiative’s mission is to advance news literacy, to increase trust in journalism around the world and to better inform the public conversation,” according to a Monday news release. It will fund “applied research and projects, and convene meetings with industry experts.”Founding funders also include the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Tow Foundation, AppNexus and Betaworks. The initiative will be run as an independent project by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.The initiative comes after Facebook in January launched its “Journalism Project,” aimed at establishing stronger ties with the media. Though Facebook has worked with members of the media in the past, the social network is working to ramp up that collaboration by involving news partners in its product development process from the start.”As part of the Facebook Journalism Project, we want to give people the tools necessary to be discerning about the information they see online,” Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown said in a statement. “Improving news literacy is a global concern, and this diverse group assembled by CUNY brings together experts from around the world to work toward building more informed communities.” The News Integrity Initiative is aimed at ‘helping people make informed judgments about the news they read and share online.’ Add to Queue Reporterlast_img read more

California Unions Lawmakers Agree to 15 Minimum Wage

first_img Apply Now » California Unions, Lawmakers Agree to $15 Minimum Wage Image credit: Reuters | Mike Blake –shares California lawmakers and union leaders have reached a tentative deal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 over six years that could avert a campaign to bring the issue to voters, two California newspapers reported on Sunday, citing unnamed sources.The deal, if passed in the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, would add to a wave of minimum wage increases at the state level in the United States, where the federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 an hour for more than six years.The agreement, as reported by the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee, would gradually raise the minimum wage in the most populous U.S. state from the current $10 to $15 in 2022. Businesses with fewer than 25 employees would have one extra year to comply with the proposed law.The Bee said Brown is part of the agreement, while the Times said the Democratic governor could make a formal announcement on a deal as early as Monday.A spokesman for Brown was unavailable for comment on Sunday.Sources told the Times that lawmakers could vote on the proposed agreement by the end of next week by amending an existing wage-hike bill.To pass in the legislature, any minimum wage hike would have to win the approval of moderate Democrats, who in the past have blocked key legislation backed by the governor and the majority party’s more liberal leaders.Income inequalityRaising the minimum wage to fight income inequality has cropped up on many Democratic candidates’ agendas ahead of the November presidential, congressional and state elections.But the idea has drawn fierce opposition from conservatives and some business groups, who have said a higher minimum would harm small businesses and strain the budgets of government agencies forced to pay more to workers.”Let’s start by calling this irresponsible,” said Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute, a fiscally conservative think-tank that has argued against minimum wage hikes.”When you talk about these really massive jumps it’s no longer an impact at the margin, it’s the sort of thing that could be the difference between a business staying open and closing,” he added.In 2013, Brown signed into law a measure that gradually increased the minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour in 2016. But he said earlier this year that any future increase has to be done “very carefully” and over time.The latest proposal would allow a sitting governor to stop the increases in the event of a recession, the Bee reported.Labor unions’ proposal to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by the year 2021 has qualified to be listed on the upcoming November ballot in the state.Supporters of a minimum wage increase who pushed for the ballot question are optimistic the deal would allow them to withdraw that initiative, the papers reported.But Steve Trossman, a spokesman for the Service Employees International-United Healthcare Workers West, told the Times the union wanted to see the details of the deal before withdrawing the initiative.Trossman was not immediately available for comment.Fourteen states and several cities began 2016 with minimum wage increases. Many are now in the midst of multi-year phase-in plans that will ultimately take them to between $10 and $15 an hour.(By Sharon Bernstein; Additional reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Alan Crosby and Mary Milliken) Reuters Add to Queue March 28, 2016center_img The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. This story originally appeared on Reuters Next Article Minimum Wage 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 3 min readlast_img read more

Google Beats Oracle in 9 Billion Android Trial

first_imgGoogle Add to Queue Google Beats Oracle in $9 Billion Android Trial Register Now » Next Article Image credit: GongTo | Shutterstock.com –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel.center_img 3 min read Reuters A U.S. jury handed Google a major victory on Thursday in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle Corp. over Android software used to run most of the world’s smartphones.The jury unanimously upheld claims by Google that its use of Oracle’s Java development platform to create Android was protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, bringing trial to a close without Oracle winning any of the $9 billion in damages it requested.Oracle said it saw many grounds to appeal and would do so. “We strongly believe that Google developed Android by illegally copying core Java technology to rush into the mobile device market,” Oracle General Counsel Dorian Daley said in a statement.Alphabet Inc.’s Google in a statement called the verdict “a win for the Android ecosystem, for the Java programming community, and for software developers who rely on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products.”The trial was closely watched by software developers, who feared an Oracle victory could spur more software copyright lawsuits.Google relied on high-profile witnesses like Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to convince jurors it used Java to create its own innovative product, rather than steal another company’s intellectual property, as Oracle claimed.In the retrial at U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Oracle said Google’s Android operating system violated its copyright on parts of Java. Alphabet’s Google unit said it should be able to use Java without paying a fee under fair use.A trial in 2012 ended in a deadlocked jury. Shares of Oracle and Alphabet were little-changed in after-hours trade following the verdict.After the first trial, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled that the elements of Java at issue were not eligible for copyright protection at all. A federal appeals court disagreed in 2014, ruling that computer language that connects programs — known as application programming interfaces, or APIs — can be copyrighted. A flood of copyright lawsuits has failed to materialize in the two years since that federal appeals court ruling, suggesting Oracle’s lawsuit will not ultimately have a wide impact on the sector.Under U.S. copyright law, “fair use” allows limited use of material without acquiring permission from the rights holder for purposes such as research.During retrial, Oracle attorneys deemed Google’s defenses the “fair-use excuse.”(By Jim Christie; Additional reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Andrew Hay) Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business This story originally appeared on Reuters May 27, 2016last_img read more

DemandBlue launches DemandBlue Labs a Salesforce Innovation Org for its Customers

first_imgDemandBlue Labs Helps Customers Experience Innovation in the Salesforce Technological Environment to Boost Their ROI on Salesforce InvestmentDemandBlue, a leading cloud services provider, has announced the launch of DemandBlue Labs, an innovation org for Salesforce users. DemandBlue Labs is a discrete Salesforce org fully equipped with all the trending Salesforce tools and platforms alongside other popular third-party tools.  The introduction of DemandBlue Labs reflects the company’s commitment to its Salesforce customers and their success.“Our goal is to help customers have a glimpse of their future and see value in the various tools and technologies they invest in,” says Kiran Babu Chandra, Chief Executive Officer of DemandBlue. “DemandBlue Labs allows customers to experience the fast-growing Salesforce Ecosystem in a safe and personalized way to make educated decisions. We have partnered with Salesforce to create this Innovation Org that ensures Customer Success.”Marketing Technology News: GeoEdge Researchers Uncover Hacker Abuse of WebRTC Protocols via Behavioral AnalysisDemandBlue Labs is a technological wonderland where customers can play around with different tools, watch their own data come alive, and experience the full impact of all the Salesforce tools that they are interested in.  Additionally, DemandBlue provides access to their Customer Success Team – a vast pool of experts dedicated to help their customers navigate the Innovation Org and tailor a custom solution for their needs.Marketing Technology News: How Microsoft Plans to Fight Carbon Emissions with an AI Tech-First ApproachDemandBlue is a leading cloud services provider who has pioneered the On Demand Service (ODS) engagement model for Salesforce. DemandBlue fosters innovation through “Continuous Engagement and On Demand Execution” that offers its customers Speed, Value and Success to achieve their current and future business objectives.Marketing Technology News: Adswerve and Google Cloud Break Down Data Silos for Marketers DemandBlue launches DemandBlue Labs, a Salesforce Innovation Org for its Customers PRNewswireApril 19, 2019, 3:36 pmApril 19, 2019 DemandBlueDemandBlue LabsMarketing Technology NewsNewsOn Demand ServiceSalesforce Previous ArticleVonage Recognized as a ‘451 Firestarter’Next ArticleSales Engagement Leader Outreach Reaches Unicorn Status, Raises $114 Million Series Elast_img read more

RNA sequencing method uncovers new insights into biological events in heart disease

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 5 2018Scientists using a powerful new technology that sequences RNA in 20,000 individual cell nuclei have uncovered new insights into biological events in heart disease. In animal studies, the researchers identified a broad variety of cell types in both healthy and diseased hearts, and investigated in rich detail the “transcriptional landscape,” in which DNA transfers genetic information into RNA and proteins.”This is the first time to our knowledge that massively parallel single-nucleus RNA sequencing has been applied to postnatal mouse hearts, and it provides a wealth of detail about biological events in both normal heart development and heart disease,” said study leader Liming Pei, PhD, a molecular biologist in thePei and co-study leader Hao Wu, PhD, also of the CMEM and an assistant professor of Genetics at Penn Medicine, published their findings online Sept. 25, 2018 in Genes & Development.While massively parallel single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) has been available to researchers in the past three years, it is technically challenging to study single cells in postnatal hearts due to the large size of cardiac muscle cells.To enable single-cell analysis of large cells such as muscle cells, or cells with complex morphology such as neurons, robust massively parallel single-nucleus sequencing (snRNA-seq) methods have been developed recently in Wu’s laboratory, as well as by others in the field. To date, massively parallel snRNA-seq has been applied only to the central nervous system. Pei and colleagues are the first to adapt the technology for use in postnatal heart tissue.The research team used the snRNA-Seq method termed sNucDrop-seq to analyze nearly 20,000 nuclei in heart tissue from normal and diseased mice. “We are excited to further develop sNucDrop-seq and apply it to mammalian postnatal hearts, which are of critical medical relevance but difficult to study with standard scRNA-seq,” said Wu.The current study focused on cardiomyopathy, a group of diseases characterized by progressive weakening of the heart muscle, and representing a leading worldwide cause of heart failure. Pei and colleagues used mice developed to model a type of pediatric mitochondrial cardiomyopathy.Related StoriesRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaResearch opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmiasNew research links “broken heart syndrome” to cancer”The heart is a complex organ, with a multitude of cell types, and much still remains poorly understood about mammalian heart development and heart disease, especially during the postnatal period,” said Pei. “Our study provides key insights in three areas: normal heart development, heart disease, and gene regulatory mechanisms of a heart hormone called GDF15.”The sequencing tool identified major types of heart cells, such as cardiomyocytes, fibroblasts and endothelial cells, as well as rarer cardiac cell types. The study team found great variety among each cell type, as well as indications of functional changes in the heart cells during both normal and diseased conditions. For example, the researchers detected metabolic changes in fibroblasts, the fibrous cells that make the heart abnormally stiff in heart disease.Another finding concerned gene networks that regulate production of cardiac hormones in heart disease–specifically GDF15, which slows overall body growth, presumably to reduce the energetic demands on a damaged heart. Such signaling, said Pei, could reveal more about the biological mechanisms that underlie the growth restriction commonly seen in children with congenital heart disease.Greater understanding of cardiac biology, as provided in this research, said Pei, may lead to targeted therapies aimed at key gene networks that could offer better treatments for heart patients.”This research was a first step in defining the transcriptional landscape of normal and diseased heart at high resolution,” said Pei, who added that future work in his and his collaborator’s laboratory will investigate how heart disease progresses over a longer timespan than the early postnatal period. The research tool may also offer opportunities to investigate diseases in organs and systems beyond the heart. Source:https://www.chop.edu/last_img read more

Amazon launches small business shop

first_imgAmazon wants you to shop small. Citation: Amazon launches small business shop (2018, September 17) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-amazon-small-business.html The online retailer launched a new section of its site Monday called Amazon Storefronts, which only lists products sold by small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.The company says smaller companies can get lost among its millions of goods and it wants a way for shoppers to find them more easily. Amazon says more than 1 million products from about 20,000 businesses were selected to be featured on the site, based on ratings from customers. Similar stores will be launched on Amazon’s sites in Germany and the United Kingdom.The new site is also a way for Amazon to try to boost its image at a time when it’s facing scrutiny for its growing power, as well as continued criticism that it is taking business from small shops. Earlier this year, it released a report that said half of the items purchased on Amazon come from small- and medium-sized businesses. Amazon Storefronts will be promoted on the online retailer’s front page, and a TV ad will air this week showing some of its small business sellers.Still, the new site could help get small brands in front of millions of Amazon customers. The Little Flower Soap Co., which will be on Storefronts and featured in the TV ad, says it expects orders to rise since its flavored lip balms and handmade soaps will be a couple of clicks away from Amazon shoppers, instead of several.”This is a ton of exposure for us,” says Holly Rutt, who co-founded The Little Flower Soap Co. in 2010, and has been selling on Amazon for two years.The Chelsea, Michigan-based company hired three additional workers last month, bringing its total workforce to seven. “We were making soap as fast as we could,” she says.Other small businesses on Storefronts include one that sells matching sets of pajamas for families, and another that offers wooden blocks.Amazon says it isn’t charging small businesses to appear on Storefronts, and the company says it plans to add more companies to the site over time. Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street 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. Explore further © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Modern Humans Failed in Early Attempt to Migrate Out of Africa Old

first_img In Photos: Bones from a Denisovan-Neanderthal Hybrid A prehistoric, broken skull is revealing the secrets of ancient humans, divulging that early modern humans left Africa much earlier than previously thought, a new study finds. The skull, found in Eurasia and dating back 210,000 years, is the oldest modern human bone that anthropologists have discovered outside Africa, the researchers said. This skull, however, had an unusual neighbor: a 170,000-year-old, possibly Neanderthal skull that was found resting next to it, in a cave in southern Greece. Given that the Neanderthal skull is a solid 40,000 years younger than the modern human skull, it appears that this particular human’s early dispersal out of Africa failed. There are no living descendants of this enigmatic human alive today, and this person’s group was replaced by Neanderthals, who later lived in that very same cave, the researchers said. [Photos: See the Ancient Faces of a Man-Bun-Wearing Bloke and a Neanderthal Woman]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65906-oldest-modern-human-skull-eurasia.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  “We know from the genetic evidence that all humans that are alive today outside of Africa can trace their ancestry to the major dispersal out of Africa that happened between 70[,000] and 50,000 years before present,” study lead researcher Katerina Harvati, a professor of paleoanthropology at the University of Tübingen in Germany, told reporters at a news conference. Other earlier modern-human dispersals out of Africa have been documented at sites in Israel, including one based on the discovery of a 194,000- to 177,000-year-old modern human jaw from Misliya Cave and others tied to early human fossils dated to about 130,000 to 90,000 years ago at the Skhul and Qafzeh caves. But “we think that these early migrants did not actually contribute to modern humans living outside of Africa today, but rather died out and were probably locally replaced by Neanderthals,” Harvati said. “We hypothesize this is a similar situation with the Apidima 1 [the newly dated modern human skull] population.” This is the oldest known modern human skull in Eurasia, dating to about 210,000 years ago. Here, you can see the partial skull (right), its virtual reconstruction (middle) and a virtual side view. Credit: Copyright Katerina Harvati/Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen Photos: Newfound Ancient Human Relative Discovered in Philippines Discovery in Greece The two ancient skulls were unearthed in the late 1970s by researchers at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Athens. Given that the skulls were found in Apidima Cave, the researchers named them Apidima 1 and Apidima 2. Both skulls, neither of which had a lower jaw, were found side by side in a block of breccia, angular pieces of rock that were cemented together over time. However, neither skull was in good shape; the damaged Apidima 1 included only the back of the skull, and at the time, researchers weren’t sure what species it came from. Apidima 2, which preserved the facial region of the skull, was identified as Neanderthal, but it was broken and distorted. For years, the skulls sat at the Museum of Anthropology in Athens until they were finally cleaned and prepared from the breccia block in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In the new study, Harvati and her colleagues put both skulls in a CT scanner, which generated 3D virtual reconstructions of each specimen. Then, they analyzed the features of each. As in previous analyses, the team concluded that Apidima 2, which had a thick, rounded brow ridge, was from an early Neanderthal. Identifying Apidima 1 was more challenging because of its fragmentary remains, but the researchers were able to create mirror images of its right and left sides, which gave them a more complete reconstruction. [In Photos: Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Ever Found] Several clues, such as the rounded back of the skull (a feature unique to modern humans), indicated that Apidima 1 was an early modern human, or Homo sapiens, the researchers said. Dating the skulls Next, the researchers dated the skulls. Previous analyses had estimated that the skulls were roughly from the same time period, given that they were discovered next to each other, suggesting that they lived around the same time. But by using a method known as uranium-series dating, the new team found that the skulls were not from the same time period. At 170,000 years old, the Neanderthal skull fit within the range of other Neanderthal remains found in other parts of Europe. But the modern human skull was an unexpected outlier, predating the next-oldest H. sapiens remains in Europe by more than 150,000 years, the researchers found. Uranium-series dating is one of only a few ways to date such ancient bones, “but it’s not without some pitfalls,” said Larry Edwards, regents professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota, who was not involved in the study. In effect, the method works because uranium decays into thorium. The more thorium there is in a sample, the older it is, Edwards told Live Science. However, bones and teeth don’t contain much of their own uranium; rather, they absorb it from the environment over time. “That then requires you to make interpretations on how and when the uranium was picked up and whether or not the uranium was lost,” he said. But although this technique isn’t ideal for dating skulls such as Apidima 1 and 2, it can still provide useful data, Edwards said. “I think it’s pretty solid, their [dating] conclusions,” he said. Out-of-Africa implications Despite the skull’s title as the “oldest known modern human fossil in Eurasia,” the new finding does not rewrite the fundamentals of human evolution, said Eleanor Scerri, an associate professor and leader of the Pan-African Evolution research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, who was not involved in the study. Those fundamentals are that humans first evolved in Africa and then ventured out into the rest of the world. “The oldest human fossils still come from Africa and are about 100,000 years older than the Apidima fossil,” Scerri told Live Science in an email. “That is roughly 4,000 generations — ample opportunity to move around.” That said, “if we want to ask questions specifically about the early history of our species in Eurasia, then this study may confirm the arguments made for multiple, early dispersals,” Scerri said. In addition, this finding supports the view that the population of “early Homo sapiens was fragmented and dispersed,” she said. [Top 10 Mysteries of the First Humans] Previous studies have suggested that “Homo sapiens left Africa every time the Saharan and Arabian deserts shrunk, which happened broadly on 100,000-year cycles,” roughly agreeing with dates from this study, she noted. What’s more, if modern humans truly had reached Eurasia by at least 210,000 years ago, then “we can no longer assume that ‘Mousterian’ stone tool assemblages found across large regions of Eurasia are necessarily being produced by Neanderthals,” she said. There are many avenues open to researchers hoping to learn more about the Apidima skulls. For instance, the skulls could contain ancient DNA or primordial proteins that could verify their species, Eric Delson, who was not involved with the research, wrote in an accompanying perspective published online today (July 10) in the journal Nature. Delson is a professor and the chair of the Department of Anthropology at Lehman College and The Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Moreover, researchers could study the cave’s paleo-environment and climate to figure out what conditions were like when Apidima 1 and 2 lived there. Today, the cave is on a cliff facing the sea, reachable only by boat, Harvati said. The study was published online today in the journal Nature. Photos: Looking for Extinct Humans in Ancient Cave Mud Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndolast_img read more

Body of boy who drowned in PoK handed over to Pakistan Army

first_img Ashraf Wani SrinagarJuly 11, 2019UPDATED: July 11, 2019 20:42 IST Body of Abid Ahmad Sheikh being handed over to the Pakistan Army. (India Today file photo)The dead body of a seven-year-old boy, which was was fished out from Kishanganga River near Achoora Sindiyal area in Gurez Valley of Jammu and Kashmir, was on Thursday afternoon handed over to the Pakistan Army. The boy’s body was handed over to the Pakistan Army via Chorwan Border in Gurez sector of Bandipora district.Body of Abid Ahmad Sheikh of Minimarg Astoor area of Gilgit Balochistan was recovered from Kishanganga River in Gurez near the Line of Control (LoC). Sources said that he had gone missing while travelling to school. They say that the boy slipped in a tributary of Kishanganga River.A senior police official told India Today TV that the dead body of Abid Ahmad Sheikh, son of Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, was handed over to Pakistan authorities at Chrowan border point along the LOC in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.Earlier, the Pakistan Army had refused to take the body despite repeated attempts from authorities on this side. On Tuesday, a video message was accessed wherein the family members of the deceased were seen appealing Prime Minister Imran Khan to help them in bringing the body of their son.The Kishanganga River flows from Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan occupied Kashmir where it is known as Neelum River and then passing through parts of Kashmir, it flows back in the PoK.Also Read | Govt dismisses al Qaeda threat of unrelenting blows to India, says can’t take them seriouslyAlso Watch | Watch: Surgical strike general exposes Pakistan’s terror at LOCFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Next Body of boy who drowned in PoK handed over to Pakistan ArmyBody of Abid Ahmad Sheikh of Minimarg Astoor area of Gilgit Balochistan was recovered from Kishanganga River in Gurez near the Line of Control (LoC).advertisementlast_img read more