CALGARY — Jurors in a double murder trial have been told fingerprints of the accused were found on duct tape that was wrapped around a Calgary mother’s face and neck.Edward Downey, 48, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of Sara Baillie and her five-year-old daughter Taliyah Marsman in July 2016.Sgt. Jodi Arns told court three partial prints invisible to the human eye were found on the sticky side of the tape, but one could not be analyzed because of poor quality.She testified the two other prints were a match to Downey’s left forefinger.Baillie’s aunt cried in the courtroom gallery as Arns held up strips of the silver tape arranged in rows beneath a plastic sheath.The trial has heard Baillie was found dead on the evening of July 11 in her basement apartment, stuffed into a laundry hamper in her daughter’s closet.Arns testified that tape was wrapped around Baillie’s lower face and neck. She said Baillie’s wrists were also bound with tape.The fingerprint analysis was done while an Amber Alert was issued for Baillie’s missing daughter.“There was an urgency to developing and doing the comparison,” Arns told court Friday.Taliyah’s body was found three days later under some bushes in a rural area east of the city. Court has heard both mother and daughter died of asphyxiation.The Canadian Press
APTN National NewsNo consultation, no permit.That’s the decision from the Federal court regarding a mining company’s permit to explore the lands of two First Nations in the North.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has more.
Beverly Andrews APTN News This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the First World War battle of Passchendaele in Belgium and an Inuk from Nunavut had a front-row seat for the Remembrance Day ceremony.“Only a few people ever get to do this,” said Teghan Angulalik.“This is a great opportunity to help me understand more about our history and what happened in the past.”The 16-year-old from Cambridge Bay was there as part of the Canadian delegation, which gifted a monument to recognize the soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.The young cadet travelled with the Canadian military to various sites and allied battlegrounds in the Flanders area.(The Brooding Soldier’s monument in Belgium. Photo: Beverly Andrews/APTN)She says she is looking forward to sharing what she has learned with her community.“A lot of soldiers didn’t return home,” Angulalik said. “A lot of soldiers took their last steps here.”The monument is known as Canada Gate. An impressive steel structure designed by Nova Scotia artist Nancy Keating.Canadians are still remembered fondly here for their role in the battle of Passchendaele in November 1917. The troops relieved Australian and New Zealand forces and cleared the Germans out.It took the lives of more than 4,000 Canadian soldiers and wounded 12,000.“Canada Gate is meant to mark the sacred grounds here at Passhendaele,” said veteran Ken Hynes, curator of the Halifax Army Museum.Indigenous soldiers were among the casualties.“We did lose many, many young warriors here,” said Steven Ross, a retired private representing the Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans Association.“The people that never returned never went back home to their families – children, grandchildren – that are lying here in these lands, they are the true warriors,” he said.(The grave marker of Cree soldier Alex Decoteau who was killed in the battle of Passchendaele in October 1917. Photo: Beverly Andrews/APTN)It may be a hundred years later, but it’s not unusual to still find shrapnel in the fields. A stark reminder of the lives lost in the now-calm countryside.“It’s important to learn this type of stuff so we can teach the next generation,” said Angulalik. “So the memory stays.”
Lucknow: Notification for the third phase of Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh will be issued Thursday, an election official said here Wednesday. According to the Election Commission, the parliamentary constituencies going to polls in the third phase include Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Badaun, Aonla, Bareilly and Pilibhit. The last date for filing of nominations is April 4, while scrutiny of nominations will be held on April 5. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 8. Voting will be held on April 23 from 7.00 AM to 6.00 PM, while counting of votes will be done on May 23. The total number of voters, exercising their franchise in the third phase, is 1.76 crore. This includes 95.5 lakh male voters, 80.9 female voters and 983 third gender voters. Voting will be held at 12,128 polling centres in this phase. The number of voters in the 18-19 year bracket in the third phase are 2,98,619, while there are 2,99,871 voters in the above 80-year category.
Good morning!Unless the Tweet-in-Chief has something else planned, the biggest macro event of the week will be the European Central Bank’s meeting on Thursday that’s expected to result in significant stimulus. Much is at stake with Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, heading his second last meeting before Christine Lagarde takes over.“Will Draghi be able to twist enough arms on the Governing Council, given opposition to major stimulus from Germany, the Netherlands and France? Is the ECB technically prepared to roll out multiple forms of stimulus and along what time line?,” ask Scotiabank analysts.Stimulus is in the air after China’s central bank said over the weekend that it was cutting the amount of cash banks must hold as reserves for the third time this year, releasing US$126.19 billion in liquidity to boost the economy and flagging exports.Despite the low interest rates, surging Canadian housing prices is making some commit fraud, according to Equifax Canada.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Millennials are more likely to lie about their annual income compared to the rest of the general population in efforts to secure a mortgage, according to a new survey by Equifax Canada out this morning.Almost a fifth, or 19 per cent, of millennials surveyed indicated they had not been entirely truthful on a credit or loan application vs. 12 per cent of the national average, the survey revealed. Or could it be they are just more truthful about their little white lies?“It’s concerning that so many younger adults we surveyed believe it’s OK to inflate their income to purchase the home they want,” said Julie Kuzmic, director of consumer advocacy at Equifax Canada. “Fudging income numbers when completing a mortgage application is fraud. It also becomes a slippery slope for these people who may end up stretching themselves too thin.But those dreaming of a new home may be forced to lie given the outrageous average prices of homes in major cities like Toronto surpassing $800,000.The Equifax survey shows 69 per cent of respondents who are planning to get a mortgage believe foreign investors are distorting the market.“Slightly less than half of consumers surveyed, or 48 per cent, say the government should relax the mortgage stress test for those buying for the first time,” the survey noted.Here’s what’s you need to know this morning:Federal response to ’gig’ workers hindered by unreliable data, documents say Crews work to restore power and clear debris left in Dorian’s wake The Congress to-do list: Federal funding, Trump probes and USMCA U.S. futures edge higher on hopes of monetary stimulus from central banks UK parliament to be suspended on Monday until October- PM Johnson’s spokesman Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister says OPEC and cuts that keep oil prices up are here to stay Threats, abuse move to real world, Environment Minister McKenna now requires security Gas plants will get crushed by wind, solar by 2035, study says China’s August exports unexpectedly shrink as U.S. shipments slump China’s yuan slips, blue-chip stocks up for 7th day after Beijing cuts RRR Managed trade is back, but don’t mistake its return as proof that free trade doesn’t work Will Dominic Barton’s experience in China help him or hurt him as Canada’s new man in Beijing? How this single woman with a modest income can make her travel dreams come true in retirement Stephen Poloz’s dashboard: The latest charts that matter most to the Bank of Canada Cobalt 27 faces investor outcry amid accusations it’s selling ‘crown jewel’ assets at a loss Barclays’s annual Global Financial Services Conference in New York Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde publicly releases “Honouring Promises: 2019 Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada” report Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland makes an announcement about helping Canadians get the skills and training they need to succeed in a changing economy in Oldcastle, Ont. Union and First Nation leaders speak at a news conference to outline the “unfolding disaster” in the salmon fishing industry in New Minister, B.C. Rail-Volution conference with speakers from TransLink, Uber, Lyft and Hyperloop One in Vancouver Banish thoughts of gloom. The Canadian job market is set to create nearly half a billion jobs this year, according to one analyst. Last week’s stellar jobs report showed 81,000 new jobs created.Canada has already created 304,400 jobs year-to-date, which, “proportionately blows the U.S. job market out of the water,” says Scotiabank.“If this average pace keeps up over the remaining months, Canada is on track to create about 450,000 new jobs this year,” the bank noted.But it may not be enough to keep the hawks at bay, and the Bank of Canada may still be forced to follow its global counterparts on interest rates.“Because the Canadian economy is so closely tied to U.S. developments, rare has been the day that the BoC has carved a truly independent path from the Fed,” BMO Capital Market’s Douglas Porter said in a note to clients.— Send your news, comments and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org — Yadullah Hussain @YAD_FPEnergyWith files from The Canadian Press, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg
The show of support came after Mr. Annan addressed the 191-member body on the findings of the panel he appointed to look into how the global community could address new security threats, including through UN reform.With its ovation, the Assembly acknowledged Mr. Annan’s actions on behalf of the entire international community and expressed its confidence in his work as the head of the UN, this year’s president, Jean Ping of Gabon, said. Such confidence was well placed, particularly in a world that was often held hostage by doubt and confusion, he added.The Secretary-General and his works on behalf of the UN had been touchstones for the peoples of the world, he declared.The calls for Mr. Annan’s resignation have come in connection with a US congressional probe into charges of fraud in the UN Oil-for-Food programme, under which ousted President Saddam Hussein was allowed to use a portion of Iraq’s oil revenues for humanitarian relief while under sanctions for the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.Asked at his daily briefing about the ovation, Mr. Annan’s spokesman Fred Eckhard said it was consistent with the expressions of support for the Secretary-General’s work that the UN has received, both orally and in written form, from a number of Member States. He noted that Mr. Annan had confirmed yesterday that he intended to stay on for the remaining two years of his term to focus on the priorities of UN reform and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to halve by 2015 a number of the world’s ills, such as poverty, hunger and lack of access to medical care and education.Asked about problems in United States-UN relations, Mr. Eckhard stated that “for us, this is not an active issue.” He noted that calls for the Secretary-General’s resignation had come from a few members of Congress, not the US administration.At the moment, he added, no Member State has called for Mr. Annan to resign, while a number of governments and UN staff from all major duty stations have voiced their support. He said the US administration had not indicated that it wanted Mr. Annan to resign.Since 1945 there has always been a minority in the United States that has opposed the work of the UN, he said. Since 1945, public opinion polls showed that some 20 to 25 per cent of Americans questioned the UN’s usefulness, compared to some 60 to 70 per cent who supported it. Those numbers have fluctuated more recently, he added.The US has to ask itself whether it wants to work through the UN to further its national and multilateral goals, Mr. Eckhard said.
What is the Iran nuclear deal? The 2015 “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), sets out rules for monitoring Iran’s nuclear programme, and paves the way for the lifting of UN sanctions.Which countries are involved? Iran, the five members of the Security Council (China, France, Russia, UK, US), plus Germany, together with the European Union.What is the UN’s involvement? A UN Security Council resolution to ensure the enforcement of the JCPOA, and guarantee that the UN’s atomic energy agency, the IAEA, continues to have regular access to and more information on Iran’s nuclear programme, was adopted in 2015.Why is the deal at risk? The current US Administration pulled out of the deal in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions. In July 2019, Iran reportedly breached its uranium stockpile limit, and announced its intention to continue enriching uranium, posing a more serious proliferation risk. Describing the situation in the Middle East as “troubling and complex”, and characterized by protracted conflicts and geopolitical tensions, Ms. Viotti referred specifically to the series of recent incidents in the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, which include the diversion of a British-flagged oil tanker by Iran, the destruction of both US and Iranian drones, and the UK decision to provide a naval escort for tankers.Tensions in the Strait have been raised to dangerous levels, she said, adding that the rights and duties related to navigation must be respected in accordance with international law.Ms. Viotti also reiterated the United Nations’ support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), frequently referred to as the Iran nuclear deal which, she said, remains “the only agreed international framework to address Iran’s nuclear programme.”A just Israel-Palestine ‘essential for the future of the whole region’Turning to the Israeli-Palestine conflict, the longest standing issue on the UN peace and security agenda, Ms. Viotti said that a just solution, acceptable to both sides, is essential for the future of the whole Middle East region.The Under Secretary-General underscored the readiness of the UN to support efforts towards a two-State solution, which would allow Palestinians and Israelis to live in two democratic states side by side, in peace, and within secure and internationally-recognized borders.,2030 Agenda ‘intrinsically linked’ to conflict resolutionPutting the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s blueprint to preserve the planet, and raise quality of life for all – into action as soon as possible, said Ms, Viotti, is intrinsically linked to conflict resolution and prevention.Singling out gender equality, the UN official said that, whilst there have been some notable gains in the region in recent years, equal opportunities remain limited, with gender-based violence widespread.Ms. Viotti concluded by laying out the many ways in which the UN is addressing the numerous challenges in the Middle East, such as preventive diplomacy and mediation, providing humanitarian assistance, and supporting sustainable development initiatives.US, Iran, trade accusationsAddressing the meeting on behalf of the US, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that greater cooperation in the Middle East “is needed more than ever”. You can find a full account of his address, and other Member States’ contributions, here, from our UN Meetings Coverage team.,Iran nuclear deal: a summary
Beaverton Police say three different vehicles struck a pedestrian who was killed while attempting to cross Tualatin Valley Highway early Monday morning. Only the first vehicle stopped.Uriel Santiago-Sarabia, 24, from unincorporated Washington County, died at the scene.According to police, Santiago-Sarabia was crossing the 16000 block of the highway, from north to south, just before 3:30 a.m. Monday. The driver of a westbound Cadillac Escalade struck him in the right lane and stopped to render aid, police said. Santiago-Sarabia was then hit by two additional vehicles, which did not stop and continued west on TV Highway.The driver of the Escalade stayed at the scene, was not arrested or issued any citations, and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.Beaverton Police Department is seeking information regarding the drivers of the two addition vehicles who struck Santiago-Sarabia. One vehicle was described as a large truck and the other a sedan.Anyone with information regarding the two additional vehicles can call Beaverton Police at 503-629-0111.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran kicker Rian Lindell, two days after the Mountain View High School grad was cut by the Buffalo Bills.Lindell spent the past 10 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he ranked second in franchise history with 225 field goals made and 980 points scored.The Bucs signed the veteran of 13 seasons because pre-training camp acquisition Lawrence Tynes has a toe injury that has prevented him from kicking this preseason.With Tynes out, Derek Dimke has handled the kicking duties in practice and is five for five on field goal attempts through two exhibition games.Lindel has also played for the Seattle Seahawks. He’s made 81 percent of his field goal attempts and 401 of 402 extra points during his NFL career.On Wednesday, the Bills’ official website posted an open letter from Lindell to Bills fans:Bills Nation,Thank you, Bills fans, for all the support I’ve received over the years and over the last few days. I always tried to remember the people I represented every time I put the Bills uniform on. Over the years, I’ve truly enjoyed hearing the many stories Bills fans had to share from Sundays at the Ralph.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR A newly created collaborative workspace in downtown Dayton, Ohio, is opening up new avenues for the civilian research community and commercial sector to interact with scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, driving innovation and technology commercialization in the pursuit of new applications by the Air Force and regional economic growth. The initiative’s partners — AFRL, which is headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB; the Wright Brothers Institute, a nonprofit partner of the Lab whose primary aim is to promote technology transfer; and the Dayton region’s economic development community — established Project 444 within the city’s nascent innovation district to leverage the region’s research assets and take advantage of non-traditional partners.A case study about Project 444 will be featured as one of six “Innovators” at Installation Innovation 2018 in San Diego from Feb. 12-14. For more information about the Forum and to register, visit the IIF website.
Last week, the team behind ML.NET announced the release of ML.NET 1.0 RC (Release Candidate), an open-source and cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET developers. ML.NET 1.0 RC is the last preview release before releasing the final ML.NET 1.0 RTM (Requirements Traceability Matrix) this year. Developers can use ML.NET in sentiment analysis, product recommendation, spam detection, image classification, and much more. What’s new in ML.NET 1.0 RC? Preview packages According to the Microsoft blog, “Heading ML.NET 1.0, most of the functionality in ML.NET (around 95%) is going to be released as stable (version 1.0).” The packages that will be available for the preview state are TensorFlow, Onnx components, TimeSeries components, and recommendation components. IDataView moved to Microsoft.ML namespace In this release, IDataView has been moved back into Microsoft. ML namespace based on feedback the team received. Support for TensorFlow models This release comes with added support for TensorFlow models, an open source machine learning framework used for deep learning projects. The issues in ML.NET version 0.11 related to TensorFlow models have been fixed in this release. Major changes in ML.NET 1.0 RC The ‘Data’ namespace has been removed in this release with the help using Microsoft.Data.DataView. The Nuget package has been added for Microsoft.ML.FastTree. Also, PoissonRegression has been changed to LbfgsPoissonRegression. To know more about this release, check out the official announcement. Read Next .NET team announces ML.NET 0.6 Qml.Net: A new C# library for cross-platform .NET GUI development ML.NET 0.4 is here with support for SymSGD, F#, and word embeddings transform!A
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo When asked to leave by the D-backs, Luis Gonzalez made it a point to join the rival Dodgers and plot his revenge against his old team. He now works in the D-backs front office. This too shall pass.Charles Barkley took a blowtorch to the Suns organization on national TV to force a trade. His face now looms above the court as a member of the Ring Of Honor.This too shall pass.Now that Darnell Dockett has gone and done the unthinkable — signed with the rival San Francisco 49ers — Cardinals fans are piling on. He’s a hypocrite. Lacks loyalty. A traitor. In retrospect, the wise play would have been for Dockett to keep his mouth shut. But really, when has ever been good at that?First off, the Dansby comments weren’t a signed legal document. Nothing that bound him to the team. It was an emotional guy having an emotional reaction. Show of hands, who out there reading this blog is guilty of that from time to time?Second, the Dansby comments were an example of, “Do as I say not as I do.” Show of hands, parents out there — and be honest now — how many of you are guilty of this with your own kids?And third, the hypocrisy doesn’t erase all the good Dockett has done. Before last year’s knee injury, he missed two games in ten years. He was tough, loyal and poured it all out there all the time. If what he said about Dansby wipes out all the good Dockett has done in a Cardinals uniform, that is your prerogative. It is not mine. I will celebrate what he meant to this team. How many more times do we need to experience a painful sports breakup like this before we learn it never ends well? Happy endings where player and team end happily ever after are the stories I used to read to my kids at night. Feelings are hurt, emotions are raw and it leaves fans disenchanted. Barkley, Gonzalez, Randy Johnson, Steve Nash; who knows, maybe one day it will be Shane Doan. The end is never fun but redemption and forgiveness are always around the corner. This too shall pass. And two years from now he might very well be sounding that alarm high above the University of Phoenix Stadium crowd before a Cardinals home game. This too shall pass. The preferred path would have been for Dockett to stay a Cardinal, stand by his words of a year ago and finish his career with the team that drafted him a decade ago. It’s what I had hoped for; quite frankly Dockett was my favorite of those core Cardinals. The ones who bridged the gap between what they were and what they are. I liked reckless attitude. He played like a demon on the field and caught hell off it. He made every space he occupied, either the locker room or his twitter account, a little more entertaining and a little more dangerous. If you laid out the jerseys of Adrian Wilson, Karlos Dansby, Anquan Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald or Dockett, I’ll pick out 9-0 every time. It’s that reckless attitude that has Cardinals fans burning (metaphorically) those jerseys today. A year ago he spoke of Karlos Dansby’s lack of loyalty in choosing Cleveland. He chased the money, Dockett said. And in doing so many Cardinals fans assumed that when given the same choice, Dockett would show more loyalty. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling
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[NYT] Contact us at editors@time. test results.m. according to KTLA Brown had been sentenced earlier that day to four years and eight months in prison for stealing computers from a medical center that contained the data of hundreds of thousands of patients Public Information Officer Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department posed this tweet with photos of the suspect on Thursday afternoon: Wanted: jail escape Christopher Brown jail for Alhambra burglary/ identity theft #SGV @JailsLASD @LASDHQ pictwittercom/9XWSwH56AJ Michael Parker (@mplasd) March 13 2014 [KTLA] Write to Eliana Dockterman at elianadockterman@timecom SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Former US National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman arrived in Singapore late on Monday for a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying he was "excited to be part of it" There has been no indication Rodman would be involved in any official talks at the summit which is aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and missiles in exchange for economic incentives and security guarantees "It should go fairly well but people should not expect so much for the first time" Rodman told reporters at the airport "The doors are opening" Trump asked last week if Rodman had been invited to Singapore said "No he wasn’t" Rodman is one of a handful of Westerners to have visited reclusive North Korea and met Kim He most recently travelled there a year ago as a private citizen After that five-day visit Rodman told reporters "I’m just trying to open the door" This trip like the last one is sponsored by potcoincom the crypto-currency provider for the legal marijuana industry Rodman said on Twitter Before Trump became president Rodman appeared twice on his "Celebrity Apprentice" show and praised the billionaire real estate developer on Twitter during the 2016 presidential campaign Rodman has faced ridicule and criticism for his trips to North Korea which some US politicians and activists view as serving only as fodder for North Korean propaganda His earlier visits to North Korea included a basketball game he organised an event chronicled in the documentary film "Big Bang in Pyongyang" which featured Rodman singing "Happy Birthday" to Kim as well as scenes of inebriated and erratic behaviour by the basketball Hall of Famer (Reporting by Reuters television; Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed A best-seller by former New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade about recent human evolution and its potential effects on human cultures has drawn critical reviews since its spring publication Now nearly 140 senior human population geneticists around the world many of whose work was cited in the book have signed a letter to The New York Times Book Review stating that Wade has misinterpreted their work The letter criticizes “Wade’s misappropriation of research from our field to support arguments about differences among human societies” and is slated to appear in the 10 August issue of the Book Review It’s available online today The book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes Race and Human History contends that human races are a biological reality and that recent human evolution has led to racial differences in economic and social behavior In the book Wade suggests that such genetic differences may help explain why some people live in tribal societies and some in advanced civilizations why African-Americans are allegedly more violent than whites and why the Chinese may be good at business The book has received some blistering reviews from both scientists and science writers including one by David Dobbs in The New York Times Book Review and some scientists weighed in with blogs as well Now geneticists have crafted a joint response concluding that “there is no support from the field of population genetics for Wade’s conjectures” The list of signatories reads like a who’s who of researchers in the field and includes such well-known geneticists as Evan Eichler of the University of Washington Seattle; David Goldstein of Duke University; and Michael Hammer of the University of Arizona The letter was spearheaded by five population geneticists who had informally discussed the book at conferences says co-organizer Rasmus Nielsen of the University of California Berkeley “There was a feeling that our research had been hijacked by Wade to promote his ideological agenda” Nielsen says “The outrage … was palpable” Molly Przeworski of Columbia University another organizer says the group “tried to contact population geneticists whose work had been cited by Wade” They had no trouble getting signatures racking up 100 within the first week she says The letter organizers and the editors of the Book Review kept the letter under embargo until its publication today and declined to make it available to Wade for an immediate response But in previous ripostes to the book’s critics most notably in a 19 June Huffington Post article titled “Five Critics Say You Shouldn’t Read This ‘Dangerous’ Book” Wade charged that his critics were “indoctrinated in the social-science creed that prohibits any role for evolution in human affairs” and contended that the book’s central argument “has not been challenged by any serious scientist” Letter organizers say they hope to demonstrate that the opposite is true For example Sarah Tishkoff of the University of Pennsylvania says she signed the letter because “[m]y own research was used as scientific proof of concepts such as there being between three and five races” Tishkoff says that her work on the genetics of diverse African populations does not support this claim Adds David Reich of Harvard University: “Our findings do not even provide a hint of support in favor of Wade’s guesswork” *Update 9 August 6:05 am: Nicholas Wade has issued a statement in response to the letter He writes: This letter is driven by politics not science I am confident that most of the signatories have not read my book and are responding to a slanted summary devised by the organizers As no reader of the letter could possibly guess “A Troublesome Inheritance” argues that opposition to racism should be based on principle not on the anti-evolutionary myth that there is no biological basis to race Unfortunately many social scientists have long denied that there is a biological basis to race This creed prominent throughout the academic world increasingly impedes research? 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murder loot and abduction on Wednesday surrendered in Chatra district a senior police officer said on Wednesday Sanjay Yadav alias Bhagwat Yadav a sub-zonal commander of CPI(Maoist) surrendered before the Superintendent of Police Akhilesh B Beriar and Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) 190 battalion Commander Pawan Kumar Basan in the district headquarters town the officer said Representational image PTI Yadav was active in Bihar and Jharkhand for last two decades He was allegedly involved in the attack of then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president M Venkaiah Naidu’s chopper which was set on fire soon after it had made an emergency landing in Pararia village of Gaya district on January 2005 the officer said Addressing the newsmen the SP said Yadav was fed up of Naxal activities and decided to surrender to join the mainstream of the society Yadav was wanted by Bihar and Jharkhand police in connection with various naxal related violence cases including murder loot and abduction the SP added Wood is great for building and heating homes but it’s the bane of biofuels When converting plants to fuels engineers must remove a key component of wood known as lignin to get to the sugary cellulose that’s fermented into alcohols and other energy-rich compounds That’s costly because it normally requires high temperatures and caustic chemicals Now researchers in the United States and Canada have modified the lignin in poplar trees to self-destruct under mild processing conditions—a trick that could slash the cost of turning plant biomass into biofuels “This work has the potential to fundamentally change the economics of lignin degradation” says Ronald Sederoff a plant geneticist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh If researchers can add the same self-destructing lignin to agricultural plants such as corn and energy crops such as switchgrass—an effort already under way—that could open the spigots for cellulosic ethanol made from plant waste rather than food The US Department of Energy has backed a number of cellulosic ethanol producers and in 2007 it forecast that by this year they would be making more than 6 billion liters of cellulosic ethanol Yet this year’s actual production is expected to be just 1% of that volume The problem is the lignin More than two-thirds of plant matter consists of cellulose and hemicellulose fibers both made up of long chains of glucose and other sugar molecules Much of the rest is the lignin that wedges between the other fibers and glues them together providing rigidity and preventing pathogens from lunching on the sugary materials To remove that glue engineers typically heat biomass to 170°C for several hours in the presence of sodium hydroxide or other alkaline compounds that break lignin apart This “pretreatment” accounts for between one-quarter and one-third of the cost of making cellulosic ethanol says Bruce Dale a chemical engineer and biomass pretreatment expert at Michigan State University in East Lansing Plant biologists have tried for decades to work around their troubles with lignin One early approach decreased the expression of plants’ lignin-producing genes But that backfired as the plants either wound up with stunted growth or keeled over when hit with a gust of wind “Plants really need lignin” says John Ralph a plant biochemist at the University of Wisconsin Madison Among the strategies for dealing with lignin numerous teams have tried altering the chemicals that make up lignin Although the structure of lignin varies from species to species most plants assemble it from three main building blocks called coniferyl alcohol (CA) sinapyl alcohol (SA) and p-coumaryl alcohol producing chains abbreviated G lignin S lignin and H lignin respectively Several teams have manipulated plant genes to change the proportions of building blocks hoping to create a lignin that degrades more easily Researchers led by Clint Chapple of Purdue University reported in Nature last month for example that plants engineered to produce only H lignin wound up dwarfed but knocking out certain regulatory genes enabled them to grow to a near-normal size H lignins give up their sugars with less pretreatment but the chemical bonds between the remaining lignin molecules are still hard to break Ralph and his colleagues opted for another path Instead of altering the proportions of lignin building blocks they added a new one—ferulic acid (FA)—that pairs up with CA and SA building blocks These pairs then form bonds with their neighbors that are easier for chemists to break (A few plants naturally use these FA-contianing pairs in making lignins that serve as plant defense compounds Ralph says) They hoped that by introducing paired building blocks throughout the lignin they could later “unzip” the lignin’s structure during pretreatment The feat took several years to pull off Ralph’s team had to isolate the genes for the synthesis of FA-containing building blocks insert them into plants show that the plants could make the compounds send them to the cell walls and incorporate them into lignins But online today in Science Ralph and his colleagues report that they’ve now produced “zip-lignins” in young poplar trees The plants appear healthy and show every sign of normal growth in the greenhouse But when ground up and subjected to a mild base at 100°C the lignins readily fall apart releasing twice as many sugars as their wild-type kin do under the same conditions “It’s the most promising method of changing lignin that I’ve seen so far” Sederoff says Ralph says his team is already working to insert zip-lignins into corn plants If the effort succeeds it could save cellulosic biofuel companies serious cash and may even propel them to profitability Dale says It could also spawn a new generation of biorefineries that convert plant cellulose into plastics and other industrial materials But Dale and others caution that it could take a decade or more Any newly engineered plants and trees must still be field-tested to show that they grow normally and aren’t more susceptible to pests among other things Then researchers must also show that they pass economic muster in pilot-scale and demonstration biorefineries But if the strategy works biofuel-makers may finally find a way out of the glue that has trapped them for decades
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