Your Cooling Summer Face Treatment: Sircuit Skin Cool Aid

first_imgSircuit Skin Cool Aid is a slam-dunk product for the warmer months ahead. It’s a versatile face gel—a cooling aftershave, lightweight moisturizer and anti-ager, that’s crafted using USDA certified organic ingredients.The sky blue gel, which is actually more like a juicy cream (and one that might be really fun to swim in) absorbs quickly, goes on matte and, unlike most face gels, doesn’t leave your skin with the traction of scotch tape. The scent is light, fresh and is made with essential oils that also pack a punch with purpose—anti-septic/ anti-inflammatory lavender and protective tea tree and orange peels. It won’t clog your pores, irritate skin, sweat off into your eyes or make you feel like you’ve got a layer of shellac on your face. The entire ingredient list, which includes organic aloe vera, marine extracts, arnica flower, argan oil, vitamin E, Japanese mint and a trove of peptides is a skincare aficionado’s equivalent to poetry.Especially when you start to look at the quality of said composition—Sircuit has made a name for themselves by using something called “chirally correct” forms of their ingredients. The concept of “chiral” can get science- nerd really quick, and you’re free to read more here, here or here, but in simple English, it’s a chemical-free technology that primes an ingredient’s molecules to be optimally received by your body’s skin cells. So the stuff inside the tube is more than just all naturally derived, it’s been hand crafted to near perfection.While any guy will find the Cool Gel useful, it’s especially helpful if you’ve got oily skin, sensitive or blemish prone skin. And a bonus—the formula is super concentrated so you get a few month’s worth in a TSA friendly 1 fl. oz sized bottle—so you can double Cool Aid up as your sun relief when you jaunt off to far flung beaches this summer.Sircuit® Skin Cool Aid ($70/1oz.) is available at sircuitskin.com SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That The Best Men’s Grooming Essentials to Survive the Summer Heat 6 Ways to Cool Down Your Home Without Air Conditioning Editors’ Recommendations Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather last_img read more

New Advertising Website Launched

first_imgNova Scotians can now read and hear provincial government advertising any time they want on a new website that was launched today, Dec. 22. Advertisements include information on new programs, services, public tender announcements, employment opportunities, public meetings, and notices. For example, there are ads on everything from the winter parking ban to energy saving tips. The website includes the entire copy of the ad, including artwork. Audio files from radio and television advertisements can also be heard on the site. The website includes new advertisements and archived ads from the last year prepared by advertising services, a section of Communications Nova Scotia. Minister of Communications Nova Scotia Ernest Fage said the new website benefits consumers and advertisers because ads are now accessible all the time to Internet users. “This new feature enhances the job of informing Nova Scotians. People now have another, convenient way to find out what programs and services the government offers.” Communications Nova Scotia assistant deputy minister Laura Lee Langley said advertisers benefit from the new website because their messages are now available all the time. “Our clients are trying to reach as many people as they can and this new website makes it possible for their messages to be seen, and in some cases heard, any time.” The website is available at www.gov.ns.ca/cmns/advertising .last_img read more

Imperial Oil reports 371million thirdquarter profit down from year ago

first_imgCALGARY – Imperial Oil Ltd. reported a smaller third-quarter profit compared with a year ago when it benefited from the sale of its retail sites.The energy company says it earned $371 million or 44 cents per diluted share in its third quarter compared with a profit of $1 billion or $1.18 per share in the same quarter last year.The year-ago results included a gain of $716 million or 84 cents per share from Imperial’s sale of 497 Esso-branded gas stations.The company continues to supply fuel to the stations, and in the last quarter the company saw the first Mobil-branded gas stations open at Loblaws sites, where it will also be the exclusive fuel provider.Imperial made a deal earlier this year with BG Fuels to convert 213 Loblaws stations to the Mobil brand, which, combined with the Esso network, will bring the number of gas stations it supplies to more than 2,000 across Canada.The company said it also continues to convert Husky commercial gas stations to the Esso brand as part of a deal struck in 2015.“We have an organization-wide focus on optimizing our integrated business model and capturing opportunities in the market,” said Rich Kruger, CEO of Imperial in a news release.Total revenue and other income in the quarter was $7.16 billion, down from $7.44 billion a year ago.Production averaged 390,000 gross oil-equivalent barrels per day, compared with 393,000 barrels per day in the same period of 2016.The company’s capital and exploration spending in the quarter came in at $159 million, down by $46 million from the same quarter last year.Imperial says improved performance at its Kearl and Cold Lake operations were offset by the impact of the Syncrude Mildred Lake fire and the continued shutdown of Norman Wells due to the Enbridge Line 21 precautionary pipeline closure.last_img read more

Local resident shot at 2 in cop net

first_imgKolkata: Two persons have been arrested by the officers of Tiljala police station for allegedly firing a bullet at a local resident on the Tiljala Road early on Sunday morning.According to sources, on the wee hours on Sunday, around 3 am, Pinki Roy of 55 Tiljala Road near Tarikhana had got involved in an altercation with a woman of the locality. While the altercation was at the top, husband of the woman identified as Jibat Rai arrived there and tried to attack Pinki. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhen Pinki’s husband identified as Bijoy Roy tried to save her, he was allegedly beaten up by Jibat. Following the incident, Jibat allegedly threw glass bottles aiming at Roy’s balcony. Several glass panes on the windows were broken after being hit by the bottles. After a while he left the spot threatening the Roy family with dire consequences. It is alleged that after some time he came back with his brother Binod and fired a bullet aiming at Roy’s apartment. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayTiljala police station was immediately informed. After firing the shot, Jibat and Binod left the scene. Later, the police arrived at the spot and seized a bullet head from Roy’s flat. After members of the Roy family told about the incident to sleuths, they started looking for the accused duo. Meanwhile, Pinki had lodged a complaint against the Rai brothers alleging that they had planned to kill her. Local sources informed that there was a personal enmity between the Rai and Roy family. Sleuths came to know that before the firing incident a had brawl taken place. It is suspected that an old rivalry was the only reason behind the firing incident. Later, sleuths nabbed Jibat and Binod from Tiljala. The arms, which were used in crime, has also been recovered. Both of them has been booked under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) along with sections 25 (whoever manufactures, sells, transfers, converts, repairs, tests or proves, or exposes or offers for sale or transfer, or has in his possession for sale, transfer, conversion, repair, test or proof, any arms or ammunition) and 27 (punishment for using arms) of the Arms Act.last_img read more

Mulayam Mayawati share stage after decades praise each other

first_imgMainpuri (UP): Ending decades-long rivalry, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati Friday shared dais at an election rally here with the BSP President describing the SP patron as a “real leader” of the backwards, unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom she dubbed as “farzi”. The BSP leader, who had snapped all ties with the SP after the infamous state guest house incident in 1995, arrived at the Christian College ground to a rousing reception by surging crowds, comprising mainly of Samajwadi Party supporters in the party citadel. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details As a SP MLA bowed before the BSP president Mayawati touching her feet, the SP patron, who was the first one to speak, welcomed her and asked his supporters to always respect her. “I and Mayawati are on the same dais after a long time, we welcome and thank her…”, Mulayam said in his brief speech in which he also sought the help of the electorate for his election. In her speech, Mayawati defended her move to join hands with the SP and said sometimes in the interest of the party and people some difficult decisions have to be taken. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday ” I know people must be wondering why I have come here to campaign for Mulayam Singhji despite the State Guest House case…sometimes in janhit and party movement some difficult decisions have to be taken,” she said. “There is no doubt that Mulayam Singh has taken members of all sections of society along with him under the SP banner….he is the real leader, specially of backwards who still consider him as leader…he is not a ‘naqli’ or ‘farzi’ backward (leader) like Narendra Modi …,” the BSP supremo said. The BSP president fumbled while ending the speech and raised the customary ‘Jai Bhim’ slogan of her party. However, she quickly added “Jai Lohia’. Mulayam Singh and Mayawati fell out after their ruling coalition in UP crashed in 1995, two years after they came together along with smaller parties to keep the BJP out of power. In what is widely known as the “guest house incident”, Samajwadi Party workers attacked a state guest house where the BSP chief was camping with her supporters.last_img read more

Over 450 kg of Cannabis Seized in Casablanca Port

Casablanca- Around 454 kg of cannabis resin locally known as chira was seized Friday by the customs services at the port of Casablanca.“Customs services have foiled an attempt to export a large amount of cannabis to a European country”, Noureddine El Asri, officer in charge of exports at the port of Casablanca, told the press.The banned substance was carefully concealed in traditional Moroccan tiles, he pointed out. Two days ago, port authorities had seized around 657 kg of cannabis bound for the European market.During the first six months of 2014, Moroccan authorities have seized more than 100 tons of cannabis and dismantled 98 trafficking networks. read more

Kosovo UN envoy strongly condemns attacks in Pristina

“Such actions, which I know are not supported by the people of Kosovo, will not be allowed to damage the democratic process,” Søren Jessen-Petersen said in a statement released on Sunday.He stressed that violence would not diminish the UN’s support for the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government. The citizens of Kosovo, he said, will persist “in their strong efforts to build a peaceful, democratic and multi-ethnic” society.One of the explosions caused damage to three UN vehicles, while another occurred at a commercial building opposite the offices of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The third caused minor damage to a Government building. The envoy expressed his appreciation to the UN Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) Police and the Kosovo Police Service for their prompt response to the attacks. As investigations are being carried out, he appealed to the public to come forward with information to assist in efforts in bringing the perpetrators to justice. read more

Under the covers Sleep technology explodes

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night’s sleep.Some specialized businesses are making gadgets that promise to measure and improve the quality of slumber, while mass-market retailers like Best Buy are offering simpler ideas like the effect different lighting can have on falling sleep. But with ever-growing options, people may find items that are getting more sophisticated — but may still not be accurate.The interest in sleep has intensified. The number of sleep centres accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine nearly tripled from 2000 to 2015, the group says. People are more likely to brag about how much they spent for a mattress than on their clothes, says Marian Salzman, CEO of Havas PR North America.“Sleep is the new status symbol,” she says.It’s a big business. One of the more expensive products is Sleep Number’s 360 Smart Bed, which runs from $3,449 to $4,999. It makes adjustments based on how restless people are while they’re sleeping. The Zeeq pillow, which sells for $299 and is from bedding brand REM-Fit, monitors snoring and can gently vibrate to nudge someone into a different sleep position.“I’m willing to spend more on sleep technology because it will hopefully help me fall asleep quicker, stay asleep longer and be more rested when I wake up,” says Frank Ribitch, a self-described gadget junkie from Martinez, California, who tracks his sleep with apps connected to a Sleep Number bed and the Zeeq pillow.Insufficient sleep is a public health concern, federal officials say, with more than one-third of American adults not getting enough on a regular basis. That can contribute to problems like obesity and diabetes. And a study published by the Rand Corp. put the financial loss to U.S. companies at up to $411 billion a year.Finding solutions could be a lucrative enterprise. Earlier this year Apple Inc. bought Finland-based Beddit, which was making an app and sleep monitoring device that’s placed under the sheet on top of the mattress. The $150 sensor begins tracking when a person lies down, and analyzes data such as the portion of time someone is in bed asleep before waking up. It also monitors heart rate, temperature, movement — and even snoring.“Previously, it was about the sleeping pill and people didn’t want to talk about sleep apnea,” Lasse Leppäkorpi, co-founder and now former CEO of Beddit, said before Apple bought the company. “Snoring is embarrassing. But this has been untapped opportunity.”Apple, whose own Apple Watch tracks activity and offers sleep-tracking experiences through third-party apps, declined to talk about the future of Beddit. Leppakorpi noted before the acquisition that Beddit had been working with sleep labs like the MIT Lab, which used the devices to collect data on patients.At the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, neurologist and medical director Clete A. Kushida tests new therapies and medications. Over the past two years, the analysis has expanded to wearable devices. The scientists assess how well the devices match the centre’s own overnight sleep studies, which use measures such as heart rate and brain wave activity to determine the length and the stages of sleep.Kushida’s conclusion? “Consumer wearable devices are not there in accurately detecting the stages of sleep,” he said. The problem: They focus on motion, which can be deceptive since a person could be lying in bed awake.In fact, San Francisco-based startup Hello, the maker of a product aimed at tracking sleep via a clip attached to a person’s bedsheet, recently announced it was shutting down amid reports the device didn’t correctly track sleep patterns.Still, Kushida believes the consumer products are getting better and will be able to accurately monitor and solve sleep issues in the next five to 10 years.Separate from gadgets, some stores are highlighting sounds and smells they say can help people sleep better. Longtime insomniac favourite HSN Inc. offers a $299 Nightingale Sleep System that masks indoor and outdoor noises. Best Buy has a Philips Lighting’s system that works with devices like Nest and Amazon Alexa to let people choose the colours and brightness of lights and program them to turn off at certain times or respond to the sun.And a company called Sensorwake is launching a product in the U.S. that releases smells like fresh linen it says can help you sleep better.If nothing worked and you’ve had a fitful night, you can at least be woken up more gently. The same company makes a $99 olfactory alarm clock, with scent options that include a strong espresso. But if you let it go for three minutes without shutting it off or hitting snooze, it’ll start making noise — good if you have a stuffy nose.___AP Video Journalist Terry Chea in San Francisco contributed to this report.___Follow Anne D’Innocenzio: http://twitter.com/ADInnocenzio by Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press Posted Jul 10, 2017 7:51 am MDT Last Updated Jul 10, 2017 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Friday, July 7, 2017, photo, Sleep Number store manager Lee Pulliam demonstrates how the company’s sleep technology tracks your sleeping patterns, in addition to the other features of the Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed, including a foot warming element, adjustable side comfort, head and foot raising capability and an analysis of how well a person slept. A number of companies are incorporating sleep science into products that help people track and improve the quality of their sleep. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Under the covers: Sleep technology explodes read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markles wedding cake royal bakes through the ages

first_imgIt was not ever thus. The intense interest in royal fare has gathered pace over the last 200 years, especially when it comes to big occasions and, apart from coronations, which are always tinged with a certain level of uncertainty, there’s little bigger than a wedding. … Meghan and Harry have chosen their wedding cake, and it is to be a celebration of spring; a zingy, floral confection with firm nods to all of the current fashionable food preoccupations – seasonality, provenance and natural ingredients. Claire Ptak, the Hackney-based chef-pâtissier of Violet Bakery who will be making it, shares a Californian background with the bride, and the commission will doubtless boost her profile enormously.last_img read more

Body of young girl 3 found on Cork beach

first_imgA MAN IN his 50s and a young child have died in an incident in Cork in the early hours of the morning.The girl was discovered at a beach near Ballydehob, while the body of the man was found in shallow water.The Goleen unit of the Irish Coast Guard were tasked to the area at 12.40am because of a missing person’s report. It was suspected that he and a young child had entered the water.The child was located on the beach but resuscitation attempts proved unsuccessful. The team treated the child for 90 minutes before she was pronounced dead at the scene.The body of the man was recovered from shallow water by the Baltimore RNLI lifeboat. Also on scene were Schull CRBI, Gardaí and the fire service.Gardaí said they responded to a call and went to a farm at Foilnamuck in Ballydehob just before midnight. They searched the farmland and surrounding area.Both bodies have been removed to University Hospital Cork and a post-mortem is due to be carried out by Dr Margaret Bolster of the State Pathologist’s Office today.last_img read more

AMD launches worlds first Fusion APU for embedded systems

first_imgWhen AMD announced Fusion: the combination of a CPU and GPU on a single chip, it wasn’t just going after the laptop, netbook and nettop markets. The chip company also has an eye on the embedded market too.This week AMD launched the G-Series Platform aimed specifically at embedded systems. Being a Fusion chip it also means on-board graphics and the first time an APU has been made available for such systems.G-Series processors combine a low-power x86 core with a DirectX 11 capable GPU while operating at a maximum of 18 watts. Here’s the basic spec of the new boards:1 or 2 x86 “Bobcat” CPU cores with 1MB L2 cache, 64-bit Floating Point UnitUp to 1.6GHz9W and 18W TDPArray of SIMD EnginesDirectX® 11 capable graphicsIndustry-leading 3D and graphics processing3rd Generation Unified Video DecoderPower management features, including C6 and power gatingDDR3 800-1066 memory with support for 64 bit channel and 2 DIMMsBall Grid Array (BGA) package890mm² physical footprint, including the AMD Fusion I/O Controller HubThere are 5 models in the G-Series offering a range of different processor speeds and single or dual-core options:AMD has already supplied several manufacturers with the new embedded solutions and expects products to appear shortly. Examples of where they will be used include digital signage, internet-ready set top boxes, mobile and desktop thin clients, casino gaming machines, point-of-sale kiosks, in-car computers, and small form factor PCs.Read more at the AMD press release, via EngadgetMatthew’s OpinionAMD is really pushing hard to get Fusion solutions into every area of the chip market. The Mini-ITX market already looks like it’s gearing up for some major competition for Intel Atom, especially when you consider what Sapphire has achieved with the first Fusion Mini-ITX board. Netbooks will get a similar, and much needed new entrant before too long.Now companies using embedded systems suddenly have a lot more processing power to use and a solid GPU by default if they need it. We may even see some very small PCs appearing usually reserved for the likes of VIA and it’s latest ARTiGO offering.last_img read more

Tea time in Britain causes predictable massive surge in electricity demand

first_imgOh, the British… If you needed another reason to point at them and say they truly are one-of-a-kind, then look no further than the British National Grid electricity transmission network. Only in the UK is the daily regimen so ingrained in society that you can literally set your watch by surges in electrical activity.Unlike in the US, where the choice of what to watch on TV is vast and almost intimidating, those across the pond are not quite as free-spirited. Even thought the choice of TV channels and streaming options is growing, their love of soaps means millions of people watch the same shows at the same time on a daily basis. As a result, a phenomenon called “TV pickup” has spawned.Described as an electricity nuance completely unique to Great Britain, it refers to the fact that massive swaths of the nation’s population will all get up at the same time — at the end of a popular TV show — and cause a surge in electricity usage simply by boiling a kettle full of water to make a cup of tea.So how big is this surge? Well, when the popular soap Eastenders comes to an end five times a week, the grid has to deal with around 1.75 million kettles requiring power at the same time. That’s an additional 3 gigawatts of power for the roughly 3-5 minutes it takes each kettle to boil. So big is the surge that backup power stations have to go on standby across the country, and there’s even additional power made available in France just in case the UK grid can’t cope.So yes, believe it or not, the engineers manning the British National Grid have to keep an eye on what’s playing on TV so they can brace themselves for the highly predictable surges and make sure the grid remains stable.via BBClast_img read more

Davy Fitz leads Wexford to first away league win over Kilkenny in

first_img http://the42.ie/3320543 Share699 Tweet Email Wexford 2-18Kilkenny 0-19Shane Stapleton reports from Nowlan Park, KilkennyDAVY FITZGERALD LED Wexford to a first win against Kilkenny at Nowlan Park in 60 years to qualify for the league semi-finals.The Cats had been chasing the visitors throughout the second half but a long free in from goalkeeper Mark Fanning — which found its way into the net — was a final nail in the coffin.The path to a final-four clash with Tipperary was set it motion by a classy David Dunne goal in the first half. Midfielder Aidan Nolan had scythed through the Kilkenny defence and hand passed to the nippy forward to slam past Eoin Murphy.The stubborn Cats didn’t go quietly though, and rattled off four points in a row to go in front before half-time — but the Models were the better side from then on.In truth, the Slaneysiders should’ve put the game to bed long before the late goal. Fanning had smashed a penalty off the post in the 47th minute, which would’ve put their side five up. No doubt Kilkenny were aggrieved that referee Alan Kelly had awarded it in the first place for a pull on Dunne.Even more so because Colin Fennelly had been poleaxed by the Models keeper in first-half injury time, but without sanction.The majority of the Kilkenny forwards were kept quiet throughout, with Liam Blanchfield providing the only real bright spot — he being the sole Cats attacker to register from play in the second half.Fitzgerald used Shaun Murphy as a sweeper at the back and isolated starman Conor McDonald up front, with the Naomh Eanna man nailing eight points (0-4f) off Padraig Walsh and then Paul Murphy.Fanning’s late free seemed to take a touch on the way in, but both Jack Guiney and McDonald denied being the lucky man. The Models who invaded the pitch afterwards didn’t care.Davy Fitz’s bid to wain the league title from Division 1B for consecutive years rolls on.Scorers for Wexford: Conor McDonald 0-8 (0-4f), Mark Fanning 1-2 (1-2f), David Dunne 1-0, Lee Chin (0-1f), Paul Morris 0-3 each, Diarmuid O’Keeffe, David Redmond 0-1 each.Scorers for Kilkenny: TJ Reid 0-10 (0-9f), Liam Blanchfield 0-3, Ollie Walsh 0-2, Paddy Deegan, Cillian Buckley, Walter Walsh, Richie Hogan 0-1 each.WexfordMark FanningWillie DevereuxLiam RyanJames BreenDamien ReckMatthew O’HanlonDiarmuid O’KeeffeAidan NolanShaun MurphyDavid RedmondLee ChinJack O’ConnorPaul MorrisConor McDonaldDavid DunneSubsJack Guiney for Redmond (52)Harry Kehoe for O’Connor (62)Barry Carton for Morris (70)Aaron Maddock for Nolan (72)KilkennyEoin MurphyPaul MurphyPadraig WalshShane PrendergastLester RyanJason CleerePaddy DeeganOllie WalshCillian BuckleyColin FennellyWalter WalshTJ ReidLiam BlanchfieldRichie HoganConor MartinSubsJJ Farrell for Ryan (49)Referee: Alan Kelly (Galway)Hegarty stars as Limerick reach league semi-finals with victory over CorkSeamus Callanan hits 2-11 as Tipperary maul Offaly to book league semi-final Apr 2nd 2017, 6:48 PM 35,051 Views Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 6:48 PM By Shane Stapleton Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Davy Fitz leads Wexford to first away league win over Kilkenny in 60 years and into the last four Davy Fitzgerald’s side will play the All-Ireland champions in the semi-final. 29 Comments Image: Ken Sutton/INPHO Short URL Image: Ken Sutton/INPHOlast_img read more

Pig Brain Partially Revived By Scientists Hours After Death

first_imgStay on target New Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By ScientistsLoch Ness Monster Could Be a Giant Eel, Scientists Say In a study that could fuel debate about the line between life and death, scientists from Yale University have restored circulation and cellular activity in pigs’ brains four hours after its death.The brain, removed from a slaughtered pig from a meatpacking plant, was isolated and circulated with a specially designed chemical solution. Many basic cellular functions, once thought to cease seconds or minutes after oxygen and blood flow cease, were observed, the scientists report in a new study published in the journal Nature.However, the researchers stressed that the treated brain lacked any recognizable global electrical signals associated with normal brain function, signals that would indicate awareness or consciousness.“At no point did we observe the kind of organized electrical activity associated with perception, awareness, or consciousness,” co-first author Zvonimir Vrselja, associate research scientist in neuroscience, told YaleNews. “Clinically defined, this is not a living brain, but it is a cellularly active brain.”Image on the left shows pig brains that were untreated for 10 hours after death, with neurons appearing as green, astrocytes as red and cell nuclei as blue. Image on the right shows cells in the same area of brains that, four hours after death, were hooked up to a technology called ‘BrainEx.’(Image Credit: Stefano G. Daniele and Zvonimir Vrselja, Sestan Laboratory, Yale School of Medicine)The surprise findings challenge the idea that cellular death within the brain is a swift and irreversible process.Cut off from oxygen and a blood supply, the brain’s electrical activity and signs of awareness disappear within seconds, while energy stores are depleted within minutes. Current understanding maintains that a cascade of injury and death molecules are then activated leading to widespread, irreversible degeneration.However, the researchers, who study brain development and evolution, observed that the small tissue samples they worked with routinely showed signs of cellular viability, even when the tissue was harvested multiple hours postmortem. Intrigued, they obtained the brains of pigs processed for food production to study how widespread this postmortem viability might be in the intact brain.Four hours after the pig’s death, they connected the vasculature of the brain to circulate a uniquely formulated solution they developed to preserve brain tissue, utilizing a system they call BrainEx. They found neural cell integrity was preserved, and certain neuronal, glial, and vascular cell functionality was restored.Christine Grady, chief of bioethics at the National Institutes of Health’s clinical center, told the New York Times the work “presents for first time an opportunity to study the whole mammal brain outside the body after death.”“It allows researchers to map cells and connections between them in ways that were never before possible,” she said. The technique may also broaden the study of brain injury and cellular repair, as well as how drugs affect the brain.The new research platform may one day be able to help doctors find ways to help salvage brain function in stroke patients, or test the efficacy of novel therapies targeting cellular recovery after injury, the authors said.“Not enough can be said about what an important breakthrough this is for ultimately being able to alleviate the tremendous amount of human suffering that occurs as a result of brain disease,” said bioethicist Nita Farahany, a professor and founding director of Duke Science & Society at Duke University.The experiments stopped short of restoring consciousness. https://t.co/Xx6jsHYjAa— Nature News & Comment (@NatureNews) April 17, 2019The study opens the door for “a much better model for studying the human brain, ultimately to have an intact, cellularly functional brain,” said Farahany, who co-wrote commentary in Nature accompanying the study.The experiments, however, also raised ethics-related questions, including ones about the welfare of laboratory animals. The pigs were not raised in a lab, they came from the pork industry. But the scientists were so concerned the pigs might become conscious that they gave drugs to the disembodied brains to reduce any brain activity, and constantly monitored the brains to see if there was any sign of higher brain functions, the BBC reported.The researchers do stress that any future study involving human tissue or possible revival of global electrical activity in postmortem animal tissue should be done under strict ethical oversight.More on Geek.com:Video Captures How Mice React to Zero Gravity Aboard Space StationHere’s What Happened When Scientists Dropped a Dead Alligator to the SeafloorStudy Reveals How Grieving Gorillas Gather Around and Groom Dead Relativeslast_img read more

Airbnb For Work Simplifies Business Travel

first_imgStay on target Airbnb’s Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Rental Is a Hot Dog Lover’s ParadiseYou’ll Need Very Deep Pockets to Book Airbnb Luxe Accommodation Airbnb is making it easier to arrange work trips.The lodging service already caters to business travelers with “in-demand” amenities like flexible access, personal kitchens, and on-site laundry.But those features were not widely available to all users; the company previously asked if customers are traveling for business only at checkout.AdChoices广告Now, anyone can locate those listings at the beginning of their search by turning on the new work-trip toggle, immediately filtering out vacation spots or other inconvenient options.Airbnb for Work offerings encompass entire houses, Airbnb Plus homes (verified for quality and design), and boutique hotels.Revamped search results showcase listings that have received positive ratings from business travelers, and where hosts indicate there are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (because those aren’t important for holidaymakers, too?).When guests indicate they’re traveling for work, search results will focus on listings that are more relevant for business trips (via Airbnb)The new features—available globally across the web and mobile apps—add to existing Airbnb tools tailored to business travel, including centralized billing, notes for expensing purposes, and company admin dashboards.“With Airbnb for Work, we’re looking forward to meeting even more business travel needs by continuing to improve the ways professionals travel, collaborate, create, and grow—from single freelancers to companies with 100,000+ employees,” a press release said.The platform offers more than just lodging: Users can book team-building classes, workshops, and experiences, as well as distraction-free zones and creative spaces to host meetings, events, or retreats.Airbnb has come a long way since its founders put an air mattress in their living room, turning their apartment into a “bed-and-breakfast.”Last month, the hospitality firm announced a new Adventures program, offering extraordinary experiences ranging in price from $79 for an overnight trip to $5,000 for a 10-day trek.It also introduced Luxe, a new rental tier filled with lavish accommodations aimed at people with cash to burn. Boasting homes that are “destinations in themselves,” Airbnb has offerings for every type of one-percenter.More on Geek.com:Airbnb’s Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Rental Is a Hot Dog Lover’s Paradise‘Avengers: Endgame’ Fans Can Rent Tony Stark’s Rural Cabin on AirbnbSpice Girls Bus From ‘Spice World’ Movie Is Now an Airbnb Rentallast_img read more

Chiellini Ronaldo is taking Juventus to the next level

first_imgJuventus captain Giorgio Chiellini believes Cristiano Ronaldo will take them to another level on a global basis in a similar way to Andrea Pirlo’s domesticallyPirlo arrived in Turin in 2011 as a free agent on the back of winning his second Serie A title with AC Milan.The Italian playmaker’s impact at Juventus was instant as he led the club to their first league crown in nine years along with further success in the Supercoppa Italiana and Coppa Italia Final.After a trophy-laden spell, Pirlo left Juventus in 2015 and they have continued his legacy by extending their winning title run in the Serie A to seven straight seasons.Now Chiellini believes Ronaldo will emulate Pirlo’s impact by leading them to world domination.“I think Cristiano Ronaldo has noticed what an important team he has behind him, particularly at Valencia,” said Chiellini, as quoted by Football-Italia.“He’s helping us raise the bar, but we showed to always be a team at Mestalla and in any case, a match like that increases your self-esteem.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“He works in a way that we lacked before. He gives conviction to his environment.“For example, Pirlo gave it to us in Italy and now Ronaldo is giving it to us on an international level.“He’s a player who improves the whole team around him. He’s also filled the personality void left by Buffon’s farewell. It was like he’d never left.“He’s crucial on and off the field. We elevate each other, highlighting our strengths. Our qualities come to the fore with people like him.”Ronaldo managed 11 goals and seven assists in 18 appearances in all competitions for Juventus since his summer arrival from Real Madrid.The Old Lady will be back in action on Friday in their derby clash with rivals Inter Milan on Friday in the Serie A.last_img read more

The top 10 most read stories 29 August4 September 2019

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 29 August and 4 September 2019 were:Delta Air Lines awards 4% pay increase for 80,000 global staffDepartment for Education to increase teacher starting salary and pension contributionsDeloitte doubles paid parental leave for non-birth parentsZappos.com launches music-based wellbeing programmeUK-based Ryanair pilots undertake three-day strikeTaylor Swift is highest-paid woman in music with more than double Beyonce’s incomeLondon has the UK’s largest gender pay gap at 30.4%Donald Trump increases federal pay by 2.6% but leaves locality rates at 2019 levelsThree-fifths of UK employees do not receive time off to volunteerEXCLUSIVE: Twitter to deliver opening keynote at Employee Benefits 2019last_img read more

UM suspends Delta Gamma sorority amid hazing allegations

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – The University of Miami has suspended one of their sororities amid allegations of hazing.The Delta Gamma sorority has been ordered to halt all operations after videos were posted on social media that appear to show hazing taking place.The video was later sent to school administrators.An investigation is underway to determine if the organization violated any university policies.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Lack of parental care leads to drug addiction at College of Food

first_imgGuntur: College of Food Science and Technology assistant professor K Sowjanya said drug abuse is a complex phenomenon, which has various social, cultural, biological, geographical, historical and economic aspects. World Anti Drug Day was celebrated on Wednesday under the aegis of Forum for Better Bapatla on Wednesday.Speaking on this occasion, she said disintegration of the old joint family system, absence of parental love and care in modern families where both parents are working, decline of old religious and moral values etc lead to a rise in the number of drug addicts. Forum for Better Bapatla secretary PC Sai Babu said that according to UN report, one million heroin addicts are registered in India and unofficially there are five million. College of Food Science Technology College Associate Dean Dr D Vishnusankara Rao was also participated.last_img read more

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