My Trip In A Tampa Airport Tesla Shuttle — Model 3 Performance

first_imgAs some of you know, I recently had to make a trip over to Brussels to provide a presentation at a major EV conference there. Such is the life of an International Gasmobile Troll (agent 043). The most logical way to get home from the airport, of course, was a Tesla Shuttle!Source: CleanTechnica Car Reviews RSS Feedlast_img


Tesla Model 3 cost surprised Porsche and Audi after reverseengineering

first_imgTesla Model 3 is now entering the European market and it is making some automakers nervous. According to a new report, Porsche and Audi reverse-engineered Tesla’s new electric car and they were quite surprised by its cost. more…The post Tesla Model 3 cost surprised Porsche and Audi after reverse-engineering appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forwardlast_img


Tesla loses its head of growth and referral program

first_imgSource: Charge Forward Tesla’s head of growth and the executive behind the automaker’s owner referral program has left the company this week, according to sources talking to Electrek. more…The post Tesla loses its head of growth and referral program appeared first on Electrek.last_img


A Compliance Professional Speaks

first_imgToday’s post is from a compliance professional who wishes to remain anonymous.*****When you’re the Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”) of a company that ends up in the middle of one of “those” all-encompassing FCPA investigations (as if there’s any other kind), people often want to know . . . what is it like?  How does it feel to be at ground zero of pure FCPA adrenaline?   This is my answer,  based on my repeated experiences.  I wish I could say it just happened once.  This is also based on my discussions with other CCOs.It’s a rollercoaster with few ups and a lot of downs.There’s that moment at the beginning when you know something is wrong.  Usually you know it’s not going to be trivial.  So you dig a bit more. Or have someone else dig a bit more.  Somewhere along the line, it strikes you.  This is going to be big.  Very big.  We can just call that the “oh crap” moment.  Every CCO I know has had at least one.You feel a rush.  An excitement.  It’s what you’ve trained for, and read about.  And now it’s happening.  But there is invariably, immediately, a sense of dread.  Depending on the size of the issue and the seniority of the people involved, that sense of dread can range from a knot in the stomach to downright nausea.  Will the C-suite management understand it?  (Do you even have the ear of the C-suite management?) Will they do the “right thing”?You know exactly what should happen next.  You should get on the phone with your favorite skilled, independent investigations counsel.  But before you can do that, you have to be a salesman.  You need to convince someone (sometimes the CEO, sometimes the General Counsel, sometimes a non-executive director) that this is something.  Or at the very least, it’s not nothing.  With any luck, you can make them see sense.  Most of the time, they’ve never been through this.  The education process can be slow and tedious.You know who the right counsel are . .  . but not so fast.  You don’t have the budget.  Many times, you don’t even have the ability to hire outside counsel  without the approval of your General Counsel.  Do you have the GC’s backing?  Do they see compliance as a help or as a nuisance?  Do they believe you when you say this needs independent investigation?  Or do they think you’re just being alarmist?  What if the GC (or someone else) wants to investigate themselves?  Or hire the go-to corporate counsel?  Or hire their buddy, the jovial law school classmate of the GC who has never actually done an investigation but, really, how hard can it be?  You have to explain – calmly, rationally and often repeatedly – why that just isn’t the right thing to do.In the meantime, a clock may be ticking. The company may be facing a quarterly SEC filing or the signing of a deal contract or the receipt of monies on the deal.  All of these have implications.  All of your powers of (gentle) persuasion are brought to bear.And your reward for all of this?  If you’re lucky, they listen to you. The right outside counsel walks in the door and the matter rests in their capable hands. It’s a leap of faith to put something this sensitive in the hands of outside counsel.  Or, more specifically, outside counsel’s judgment of when enough is enough.   These issues always reach higher than you think.More often than not, the legal group squeezes you out.  Compliance, after all, is not generally part of legal.  You may be kept in the loop, or you may be completely excluded.  If you’re very lucky, you are kept abreast of what is happening and people seek out your guidance and opinion.  But honestly?  Don’t hold your breath.  Particularly if this all results in a report to a regulator, you’ll definitely be pushed to the side.  Privilege is held in a tight circle that doesn’t generally include you.  So just go back to your office and keep the compliance program moving along.What if you’re not lucky?  What if you can’t get anyone to understand? What if the issue is too subtle, or involves too senior a salesperson (they bring in the revenue, after all) or too important a client?  Not many can just stake out the moral (and legal) high ground and resign.  Sometimes the situation is that bad, or you have regulatory obligations, and you’re forced into that decision.  I know a brave few who have actually done that.  Put yourself in their shoes.  Think what it would mean for yourself and your family to walk away from a steady (and often healthy) paycheck.  What a price to pay for your convictions.It’s far more common that you hold your tongue and bide your time. You find a way to rationalize the situation.  You compromise.  Being a CCO is, above all else, about compromise.  Does that surprise or appall lawyers in private practice or working for the government?  It shouldn’t.  Good CCOs are always “commercial” (whatever that is supposed to mean). As a CCO,  you’re being “business friendly.”  Or, to be less cynical, you’re doing your job.  You’re there to balance the company’s interests with the legal requirements.But mostly you hope and pray that you’ve done the right thing.  And that a regulator never second guesses your actions.  That seems to be happening more and more.  I know too many CCOs  who are being subpoenaed to give testimony and defend their actions in front of regulators.  Sometimes as witnesses, but sometimes (rarely) as suspects.  So much for regulators seeing CCOs as the guys in the white hats.Even if the  (right) lawyers do come in and they investigate, you hope that you didn’t raise a false alarm.  Then you hope none of your friends in the business were involved (CCOs always have friends in the business).   And when it turns out you were exactly right, and it really was worse than what you thought, it’s a hollow victory.  People lose their jobs.  People that you know and sometimes people that you like and who weren’t malicious or evil.  They were just doing their jobs and got caught up in the tide.  Sometimes they are sued or brought up on criminal charges.  The rest of the company is left in a state of shock.  You may have been trained to spot a FCPA issue when it arises, but there’s very little training on how to deal with the human element.  It is far and away the worst part of the job.last_img read more


Depleted metabolic enzymes contribute to tumor growth in renal cancer

first_imgMay 10 2018Kidney cancer, one of the ten most prevalent malignancies in the world, has increased in incidence over the last decade, likely due to rising obesity rates. The most common subtype of this cancer is “clear cell” renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), which exhibits multiple metabolic abnormalities, such as highly elevated stored sugar and fat deposition.By integrating data on the function of essential metabolic enzymes with genetic, protein, and metabolic abnormalities associated with ccRCC, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania determined that enzymes important in multiple pathways are universally depleted in ccRCC tumors. They published their findings this week in Cell Metabolism. Related StoriesLiving with advanced breast cancerNew research links “broken heart syndrome” to cancerTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancer”Kidney cancer develops from an extremely complex set of cellular malfunctions,” said senior author Celeste Simon, PhD, the scientific director of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute and a professor of Cell and Developmental Biology. “That’s why we approached studying its cause from many perspectives.”Using human tissue provided by the National Cancer Institute’s Cooperative Human Tissue Network and Penn Medicine physicians Naomi Haas, MD, an associate professor of Hematology/Oncology, and Priti Lal, MD, an associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the team found that the expression of certain enzymes is strongly repressed in ccRCC tumors. For example, reduced activity of one enzyme, arginase, promotes ccRCC tumor growth through at least two distinct biochemical pathways. One is by conserving a critical molecular cofactor and the second is by avoiding toxic accumulation of organic compounds. The enzymes whose activities are depressed are involved in the breakdown of urea, a byproduct of protein being used in the human body. In addition, loss of these enzymes results in decreased ability of the immune system to eradicate these tumors.”Pharmacological approaches to restore the expression of urea cycle enzymes would greatly expand treatment options for ccRCC patients, whose current therapies only benefit a small subset,” Simon said.In the future, the researchers aim to test such epigenetic drugs as HDAC and DNA methylase inhibitors to turn on genes for multiple lost enzymes in renal cancer. The study was completed by researchers at both Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who specialize in studying metabolic abnormalities in children. Source:https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2018/may/depleted-metabolic-enzymes-promote-tumor-growth-in-kidney-cancer-1last_img read more


Medical Innovation encourages healthcare suppliers to work with government

first_imgjHub has been designed to help the UK Armed Forces seek out the world’s most innovative solutions that will help overcome specific challenges. By working with Medical Innovation we’re hoping to expediate the process of identifying unique new healthcare concepts and technologies that we can put into the hands of the user within a year.”Bruce Hedley, Director Joint Warfare within Joint Forces Command Source:http://www.medical-innovation.eu Proposals can be submitted free of charge up to 23.59 on 31 July, via the Medical Innovation website.center_img Jul 3 2018By Matt PullenMedical Innovation and jHub announce Med Surge initiative to enable innovative suppliers to present solutions to the UK Armed ForcesMedical Innovation, the leading event for civilian and military healthcare professionals, has today announced a unique opportunity for the world’s most innovative medical suppliers to present their latest solutions to the UK Armed Forces through an open call for innovation.Led by the jHub – the recently launched innovation center for Joint Forces Command – the ‘Med Surge’ initiative provides a unique opportunity for businesses with game-changing medical technology, processes or clinical innovation to submit solutions that could be used by the UK Armed Forces in the future. Importantly for suppliers, if successful, they will be fast tracked through the procurement process with pilots and awarded contracts taking place within six months to one year.Related StoriesMedicine on the front line to be presented at Medical Innovation 2018Endocrinology and the Military: How Being on the Frontline Affects WomenThe jHub was created in 2017 to find and rapidly procure world-class technologies and solutions, ensuring they get into the hands of the user as quickly as possible. The jHub plans to conduct a number of initiatives starting with the Med Surge.The call for cutting-edge medical solutions is open to companies from the UK and overseas and is specifically looking for innovations that fit into six categories – prophylaxing combat trauma, physiological and anatomical disruption, predictive algorithms, future transfusion strategies, total wound care and telemedicine, augmented reality and virtual reality.Proposals are now being accepted and companies can also meet with the jHub at Medical Innovation this October in Birmingham. The award-winning event, organized in partnership with the UK Defence Medical Services, focuses on developing the medical capability of tomorrow that will help save lives in the future.last_img read more


Science gets its moment in Obamas 2015 State of the Union

first_imgObama’s reference to the approach’s value in treating cystic fibrosis appeared, in part, to be a reference to medical student William Elder Jr. of Colorado, who the White House invited to sit with first lady Michelle Obama in the audience. Elder “was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was eight years old, at a time when most cystic fibrosis patients were only expected to live to early adulthood,” according to a White House statement. “But thanks to a unique collaboration between the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, patients, researchers, and a pharmaceutical company, Bill, now 27, expects to live a long, full life.  He benefits from a medication that targets the underlying cause of the disease for a small subset of cystic fibrosis patients.”In addressing climate issues, Obama noted that “2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does—14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.”“I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not scientists; that we don’t have enough information to act,” he continued, in a comment clearly aimed at Republican politicians who have used that line in an effort to avoid taking a position on the reliability of climate science. “Well, I’m not a scientist, either.  But you know what—I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and NOAA, and at our major universities.  The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe.  The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security.  We should act like it.”“And that’s why … over the past six years, we’ve done more than ever before to combat climate change, from the way we produce energy, to the way we use it,” Obama said. “And that’s why I will not let this Congress endanger the health of our children by turning back the clock on our efforts.  I am determined to make sure that American leadership drives international action.  In Beijing, we made an historic announcement—the United States will double the pace at which we cut carbon pollution, and China committed, for the first time, to limiting their emissions.  And because the world’s two largest economies came together, other nations are now stepping up, and offering hope that, this year, the world will finally reach an agreement to protect the one planet we’ve got.”Tonight was not the first time that Obama has spoken out on climate change in his State of the Union addresses. In last year’s speech, he flatly stated that “climate change is a fact.”Another White House guest in the crowd was Nicole Hernandez Hammer, a climate activist who has focused her work on climate change’s impacts in Florida. Hammer, who came to the United States from Guatemala as a child, “has studied how the cities and regions most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and sea-level rise also have large Hispanic populations—something she learned firsthand growing up in South Florida,” according to a White House statement. Formerly a project director Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies, Hammer has consulted with Union of Concerned Scientists and now serves Florida field manager for the Moms Clean Air Force, a group seeking to “further the public’s awareness of climate change on children’s health,” the White House says in a blog post.A third guest—who got a shoutout from Obama during the speech—was NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who later this year is slated to become the first American to attempt a yearlong stay aboard the International Space Station. His brother Mark, a former NASA astronaut who gained national attention after an assassination attempt on his wife, former Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D–AZ), was a guest at last year’s speech.Scott Kelly and his crewmates “will carry out hundreds of research experiments and work on cutting-edge technology development that will inspire students here at home in science, technology, engineering and math,” the White House statement says. Scientists also will compare medical data from Scott and Mark, “to gain insight into how the human body responds to longer durations in space,” information that could prove useful for planning a future mission to Mars, the White House suggests.“Last month, we launched a new spacecraft as part of a re-energized space program that will send American astronauts to Mars,” Obama said tonight. “In two months, to prepare us for those missions, Scott Kelly will begin a year-long stay in space.  Good luck, Captain—and make sure to Instagram it.”Click here to see all of our Budget 2016 coverage.With reporting by Puneet Kollipara. Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Science rarely makes a major appearance in the president’s annual State of the Union address. Tonight’s speech by President Barack Obama maintained that tradition—but he did take a few moments in the 60-minute address to stake out a strong defense of his administration’s policies to combat climate change, and to preview a new “precision medicine” initiative that aims to tap genetic and other information to improve treatments for human diseases.“I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine—one that delivers the right treatment at the right time,” Obama said. “In some patients with cystic fibrosis, this approach has reversed a disease once thought unstoppable.  Tonight, I’m launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes—and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.”The White House has yet to release any other details about the initiative—such as whether it will involve additional funding for biomedical research—but it appears to refer to a rapidly growing research area also known as “personalized medicine.” The personalized approach attempts to take account of each person’s unique biological makeup to design effective treatments and avoid using those that won’t work. Knowing that a cancer tumor contains certain genetic traits, for example, can help clinicians pick the best drugs. Click to view the privacy policy. 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Same bottom line hides sharp disagreement in Congress over energy research

first_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Under the Senate’s version, which is being debated this week as part of a $37.5 billion appropriations bill covering energy and water programs across the government, funding for fusion energy science would plummet by 36% to $280 million. Even excluding the ITER cut, funding for the domestic part of the fusion budget would fall 13% from current levels. At the same time, the Senate would give the advanced scientific computing research program, which supports DOE’s supercomputing efforts, an increase of 5.6% to $656 million—$7 million shy of the requested amount. The basic energy science program, which funds work in condensed matter physics, materials science, chemistry, and related fields, and runs DOE’s x-ray and neutron sources, would get a bump of 3.5% to $1.913 billion—$23 million below the request. Nuclear physics would receive a lift of 3.1% to $636 million, as requested. Biological and environmental research would climb 4.6% to $637 million—$25 million short of the request.The House spending bill has a different vision for energy research. Under its plan, which has not yet been scheduled for a floor vote, funding for fusion would climb 2.7% to $450 million. The total includes $125 million for ITER and a 0.6% increase for domestic fusion research to $325 million. On the other hand, House budgetmakers would keep spending on advanced scientific computing at the current level of $621 million. Spending on basic energy science would inch up 0.6% to $1.860 billion—$76 million short of the request. Spending on nuclear physics would rise 0.5% to $620 million—$16 million short of the request. Spending on biological and environmental research would fall 2.3% to $595 million.The biggest double winner in the congressional tug-of-war is DOE’s high-energy physics program. The Senate would increase spending on high energy physics by 4.8% to $833 million—$15 million more than requested. The House would boost such spending by 3.5% to $823 million.The two different sets of numbers reflect different priorities, Lubell says. Senate appropriators appear to be trying to fulfill the U.S. pledge made last November in Paris at the international summit on climate change to double funding for energy-related research within 5 years. In contrast, the House seems committed to honoring the U.S. commitment to ITER, which is years behind its initial schedule and far over budget.Whose vision for the Office of Science will prevail? Although Senate appropriators have tried to kill ITER for 3 years running, Lubell thinks that it’s unlikely the United States will pull out of the project. And given that the House and Senate agree on the total for the Office of Science, he expects the final numbers for individual programs to be closer to the House’s version. “That 4% increase [for everything else] is not going to materialize,” he predicts.Even bigger squeezes may be on the way, Lubell says. To get ITER done by 2027, the U.S. contribution will have to ramp up to $300 million or more per year. Finding that amount in a constrained budget environment will put even greater pressure on the rest of DOE’s science programs. 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But how they get to that number is quite another story.This week the full Senate is expected to approve a $5.4 billion budget for DOE’s Office of Science that would eliminate support for an international fusion project in France and trim domestic fusion research. The cuts allow legislators to give relatively healthy boosts to the office’s five other research programs within an overall tight budget. To reach the same total, the spending panel in the House of Representatives has proposed continuing to fund ITER and fusion but cutting biological and environmental research and holding the other programs to tiny increases.For years, observers have been warning that the U.S. commitment to ITER, the gargantuan fusion experiment under construction in Cadarache, France, has been squeezing other DOE basic research programs. That tension shows through clearly in the House and Senate versions of the budget for DOE for fiscal year 2017, which begins 1 October.center_img The bottom line of $5.4 billion falls far short of the $5.572 billion, a 4.1% increase, sought by the White House. The administration’s request included $125 million for the U.S. contribution to ITER. However, by nixing ITER and trimming domestic fusion, the Senate would manage to give the rest of the Office of Science research portfolio a boost of 4.2%. In contrast, although maintaining the requested amount for ITER and giving fusion a slight increase, House appropriators would give the rest of the office’s portfolio only a 0.8% bump.”The Senate is clearly saying, ‘OK, we’ll cut ITER and give [the administration] the 4.2% on everything else,'” says Michael Lubell, a lobbyist with the American Physical Society in Washington, D.C. “And the House isn’t going along with that.” Click to view the privacy policy. 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US spy agencies wimp out on science of climate change but still

first_img U.S. spy agencies wimp out on science of climate change, but still say it’s a security threat U.S. national security is being threatened by improvements in artificial intelligence (AI) and genome editing, as well as the impacts of climate change, overfishing, and biodiversity loss, concludes the latest edition of an annual report released today by the U.S. intelligence community. But the report tries to avoid the increasingly politicized fight over climate science—without denying the existence of global warming.Dropping off the threat list from last year’s report are worries about gains in analyzing big data by other nations, as well as improvements in virtual reality. But new this year are concerns about the slowing pace of advances in the U.S. semiconductor industry and China’s continued efforts to grow their own computer chip capabilities. The 2017 Worldwide Threat Assessment, delivered to Congress today by Daniel Coats, U.S. director of national intelligence, is a 32-page rundown of global and regional threats that the nation’s spy agencies believe demand attention from policymakers. Along with familiar warnings about terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and cyberattacks, the report flags a number of science-related issues. We assess national security Implications of climate change but do not adjudicate the science of climate change. NASA On climate change, the intelligence agencies go out of their way to state that “we assess national security Implications of climate change but do not adjudicate the science of climate change.” That’s a big change from last year’s blunt assertion that “human activities, such as the generation of greenhouse gas emissions and land use, have contributed to extreme weather events including more frequent and severe tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall, droughts, and heat waves.” Still, this year’s report notes that 2017 “is likely to be among the hottest years on record,” and that global warming “is projected to fuel more intense and frequent extreme weather events that will be distributed unequally in time and geography. Countries with large populations in coastal areas are particularly vulnerable to tropical weather events and storm surges, especially in Asia and Africa.”The report also devotes a special section to four “emerging and disruptive technologies” that could pose challenges to U.S. interests. They are: AI. “Although the United States leads AI research globally, foreign state research in AI is growing,” the report notes. “The implications of our adversaries’ abilities to use AI are potentially profound and broad. They include an increased vulnerability to cyber attack, difficulty in ascertaining attribution, facilitation of advances in foreign weapon and intelligence systems, the risk of accidents and related liability issues, and unemployment.” Genome editing. “[T]he fast pace of development and broad range of applications are likely to challenge governments and scientific communities alike to develop regulatory and ethical frameworks or norms to govern the responsible application of the technology,” the report states. Internet of Things. Smart devices that communicate with each other—including phones, cars and even electric grids—will bring benefits, the analysis notes. But the technology has also “introduced vulnerabilities into both the infrastructure that they support and on which they rely, as well as the processes they guide … in the future, state and non-state actors will likely use [Internet of Things] devices to support intelligence operations or domestic security or to access or attack targeted computer networks.” Next-generation semiconductors. By the mid-2020s, industry experts worry that U.S. firms will no longer be able to improve the speed and capabilities of computer chips, “potentially eroding U.S. national security advantages” in this field. At the same time, “China is increasing its efforts to improve its domestic technological and production capabilities through mergers and acquisitions.” Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwecenter_img By David MalakoffMay. 11, 2017 , 5:45 PM Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country 2017 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Email The first three items on the new list—AI, genome editing, and the Internet of Things—also made last year’s report.The report also flags wildlife trafficking and poaching, illegal fishing, and biodiversity loss as potential threats to international stability. “Africa increasingly acknowledges the links among poaching, wildlife trafficking, instability, corruption, crime, and challenges to the rule of law,” the report states. And “global fisheries face an existential threat in the decades ahead from surging worldwide demand, declining ocean health, and continued illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.” Illegal fishing “can also heighten tensions within and between countries and encourage piracy and frequently Involves forced labor, a form of human trafficking.”Missing from this year’s report are warnings that advances in “foreign data science” and augmented and virtual reality could reshape the security landscape. For example, the 2016 edition noted that “foreign countries are openly purchasing access to published U.S. research through aggregated publication indices, and they are collecting social media and patent data to develop their own indices.” This year, that concern is missing, although the new report makes numerous mentions of cyber espionage and attacks.last_img read more


Acoustic lighthouses could prevent birds from hitting buildings

first_imgFoto-Rabe/Pixabay AUSTIN—Millions of birds slam into buildings, wind turbines, and other structures every year—a problem that could be lessened by erecting “acoustic lighthouses” to warn them of their impending doom, according to a study presented here today at the annual meeting of AAAS, which publishes Science. People have tried warning birds with things they can see, such as window markings and lights, but that doesn’t always work. One possible explanation: Birds’ eyes don’t face forward when they’re flying, leaving them with a gaping blind spot directly in front of them. So scientists hatched the idea that sound may be a better warning signal. They trained 16 captive zebra finches to fly through a flight corridor roughly the length of a bus. Sometimes the birds were free to fly the full length, but in other trials, they encountered a mesh net that gently caught them (the benign equivalent of a building strike). The birds slowed down as they approached the net, but they slowed down even more—by an additional 20%—when they could hear a loud sound 1 meter before hitting the net. Sound alone didn’t cause the birds to slow down, so the team thinks that the “acoustic lighthouse” caused birds to be more alert and notice the net faster than they would have otherwise. Changes in their flight posture support this idea because birds flew more upright after hearing the sound. The study, published in Integrative and Comparative Biology, shows that fewer birds may bludgeon themselves on buildings if we play a siren and flash a warning light.Check out all of our coverage of AAAS 2018. By Katie LanginFeb. 17, 2018 , 3:00 PMcenter_img ‘Acoustic lighthouses’ could prevent birds from hitting buildingslast_img read more


When did kangaroos start to hop

first_imgThis extinct animal, not yet named, could move in a variety of ways, including hopping, climbing, and walking, researchers report today in Royal Society Open Science. These results push back the origin of hopping to at least 20 million years ago—and suggest the climatic changes that reshaped the Australian landscape 10 million years later may have simply provided ideal conditions for hoppers to prosper. JOEL SARTORE/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC When did kangaroos start to hop? Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) By Alex FoxFeb. 5, 2019 , 7:01 PM Email Scientists have long wondered when the kangaroo’s distinctive leap first appeared. But ancient kangaroo skeletons are so rare that the hop’s origin has remained a mystery. Now, newly discovered 20-million-year-old fossils reveal kangaroo ancestors got their hop on some 10 million years earlier than previously thought.Before ancient kangaroos started to hop, they got by clinging to tree branches and plucking fruit from the canopies of a lusher, wetter Australia. Hopping is thought to have emerged as this possumlike ancestor transitioned to life on the ground some 10 million years ago, after a dramatic climatic shift dried out the land down under. Researchers reasoned that the simultaneous expansion of grasslands and deserts drove the evolution of the hop—an efficient way to quickly cover the long distances from food source to food source.But when one of the study authors was sifting through a pile of fossil fragments recovered from northwest Queensland in Australia, he discovered one of the world’s oldest kangaroo fossils. To find out how this ancient kangaroo moved, he and colleagues analyzed the shape and size of fossilized toe and ankle bones. They then used that information to estimate the creature’s range of motion. When the scientists compared it to those of living kangaroos, some of which also climb, they found similarities to modern species adapted for both hopping and climbing. 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Human noise may be scrambling the eggs of baby fish

first_imgEthan Daniels/Alamy Stock Photo Whether it’s cargo ships, oil rigs, or sonar, humans make a lot of noise in the ocean. This cacophony can disorient fish and make them more vulnerable to predators. Now, for the first time, researchers have revealed that noise pollution can meddle with these sea creatures even before they hatch.The team focused on two species of damselfish common on Australian coral reefs: spiny chromis (Acanthochromis polyacanthus) and the red and black anemonefish (Amphiprion melanopus, pictured). Both are fairly easy to rear in the lab and they differ in the ways their embryos develop. In the lab, the researchers watched the offspring of these fish mature under audio recordings of either ambient reef sounds, or reef sounds with motorboats passing overhead every 5 minutes. They monitored the embryos’ heart rates, yolk sizes, and physical characteristics.Undersea din can warp baby reef fish development, the team reports this month in Marine Pollution Bulletin. The embryo hearts of both fish beat 10% faster when boat noise was played, and the spiny chromises exposed to the racket hatched about 5% larger than those under ambient noise; their eyes were also about 9% larger. Email Human noise may be scrambling the eggs of baby fish Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe By Jake BuehlerMar. 29, 2019 , 12:50 PM The researchers think the stress produced by boat noise may boost embryo metabolism, draining yolk energy reserves and forcing the embryos to grow faster. Indeed, chromises reared with boat noise had yolks 13% smaller than their ambient counterparts at hatch time. Smaller yolks may mean less energy available to newly hatched, growing larvae.The scientists say it’s still not clear whether any of these changes are detrimental to the fish. If they are, they say, noise pollution may be having an even more insidious impact than previously believed. Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*)last_img read more


Kamala Harris Cory Booker Bombing With Black Voters

first_img Meghan McCain Whines That She Can’t Attack llhan Omar Because Trump Is Too Racist A$AP Rocky Being In A Swedish Prison Will Not Stop Her From Going To The Country That Showed Her ‘So Much Love’ Where All The Presidential Candidates Stand On Reparations, In Their Own Words Reparations presidential candidates He continued, “I do not buy the concept, popular in the ’60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the Black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race.’”It’s going to be a long election season.SEE ALSO:WTH? ‘Black Panther’ Writer Roxane Gay Was Not Invited To The Movie PremiereWhite Woman Accused Of Pretending To Be A Doctor In Africa Is Sued After ‘100 Babies’ DieEverything To Know About The Phoenix Police Department’s Culture Of Racism And Corruption There was a little girl in California who was bussed to school. That little girl was me. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/XKm2xP1MDH— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 28, 2019 More By NewsOne Staff AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMoreShare to EmailEmailEmail Over half of South Carolina Democratic primary voters are expected to be Black.South Carolina is a crucial state with the Democratic primary taking place on February 29, 2020.Nationally, a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, has Biden with 26 percent support,  Warren at 19 percent and Harris at 13 percent.In case you missed it, Harris had a breakthrough moment on the debate stage whens she said to Biden, “I do not believe you are a racist. But she said his words were “hurtful,” especially his praise of working with the late Mississippi Sen. James O. Eastland, a Democrat who made no secret that he was in favor of segregation, and Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge, and how he opposed bussing students.She then said when she was a little girl she was bussed to school — and took it a step further by posting a photo of herself as a child on Twitter with the caption, “There was a little girl in California who was bussed to school. That little girl was me. #DemDebate.” 2020 Election , Black Voters , Democrats , Joe Biden , Kamala Harris , segregation Biden has since apologized for praising segregationists.But back in 1975, Biden did say about integration, “We’ve lost our bearings since the 1954 Brown vs. School Board desegregation case. To ‘desegregate’ is different than to ‘integrate.’” Joe Biden is still the frontrunner for winning the Democratic nomination for president and all polls indicate he is the only one who could be Trump. However, after Sen. Kamala Harris handled the former Vice President and the Democratic debate, there were reports of a surge. But in the crucial state of South Carolina, Harris and Sen. Cory Booker are bombing with Black voters.See Also: This Colin Kaepernick Retweet Says Everything You Need To Know About The NFL Players’ Anthem GrievanceAccording to a Fox News poll, among Black voters, Biden’s support is 41 percent and Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 15. Sen. Kamala Harris comes at 12 percent, 29 points behind Biden. Sen. Booker is at a dismal 4 percent while Elizabeth Warren is nearly non-existent at 2. In addition, among Black voters, 87 percent would be happy with Biden as the nominee, 79 percent with Sanders, 71 percent Harris, 66 percent Warren, and 62 percent Booker. Gov. Cuomo Slams Mayor Bill De Blasio For The Eric Garner Case But He Also Failed The Familylast_img read more


62 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police

first_img 42. Samuel DuBose, 43 32. Laquan McDonald, 17 50. Philando Castile, 32 14. Robert Lawrence White, 41 The kind and well-loved Robert Lawrence White was gunned down, unarmed, by a Montgomery County police officer. Now his family faces not only this traumatic… https://t.co/Xbrq1PdNdq— KB (@Yklaab) June 16, 2018 4. JaQuavion Slaton, 20 This is Jaquavion Slaton, the 20-year-old who was was shot & killed by Fort Worth Police on Sunday. Community demanding release of body camera video, but FWPD hasn’t said when/if that will happen. #WFAA pic.twitter.com/iakQyWrRCl— Teresa Woodard (@twoodard8) June 10, 2019 JaQuavion Slaton was killed in a hail of as many as 10 shots in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 11, 2019. Officers claimed Slaton had a gun but had not provided any proof. Source:Getty Officer Joshua Colclough fired a single bullet into the chest of a shirtless and unarmed Wendell Allen during a drug raid at Allen’s home— with several children between the ages of 1 and 14 inside the house — in the Gentilly section of New Orleans on March 7, 2012. Source:Getty Alfred Olango, an Ugandan refugee, was fatally shot during a reported “mental breakdown” by El Cajon, California police on Sept. 27, 2016 after he pulled out a vaping device in front of cops in a shopping center. 7. Jimmy Atchison, 21 View this post on Instagram We have a serious problem in #Atlanta #Georgia #BlacklivesMatter #SayHisName #JimmyAtchison @troubleman31 @shaunking @jermainedupri . . . . . #blacklivesmatter #love #blackgirlmagic #blackexcellence #melanin #blackpower #fashion #melaninpoppin #blackwomen #black #blackgirlsrock #blackisbeautiful #blacklove #blackqueen #blackwoman #naturalhair #art #photography #beauty #blackpride #blackmen #problack #blackgirls #blackbeauty #blackbusiness A post shared by Attorney Gerald A. Griggs (@attorneygriggs) on Jan 27, 2019 at 8:20am PST On Jan. 22, 21-year-old Jimmy Atchison was shot and killed by police officer Sung Kim. Police allegedly entered an apartment complex with military assault-style rifles to execute a run-of-the-mill warrant for robbery. 23. Jordan Baker, 26 18. Trayvon Martin, 17 47. Gregory Gunn, 58 10. D’ettrick Griffin, 18 Family of D’Ettrick Griffin, man fatally shot by police while trying to steal an unmarked cruiser, is suing City of Atlanta and officer involved https://t.co/4oBbxFAvoF pic.twitter.com/0KMeVwST9I— CBS46 (@cbs46) February 8, 2019 On Jan. 15, the 18-year-old was reportedly attempting to steal a car from a police officer who wasn’t in uniform. He reportedly slid into the driver’s seat the cop was pumping gas. Griffin tried to drive away and the officer filed multiple shots. There was no weapon on Griffin. Source:Getty Akiel Denkins was gunned down by a white Raleigh, North Carolina police officer during a foot chase when he attempted fleeing a drug-related arrest and allegedly pulled a handgun out on Feb. 29, 2016. Source:Getty Quintonio LeGrier, who called 911 a reported three times for help in a domestic disturbance with his father, was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer, who claimed LeGrier came out him with a baseball bat, on Dec. 26, 2015 in an alleged racially motivated shooting that also left LeGrier’s 55-year-old neighbor Bettie Jones fatally wounded. 15. Anthony Lamar Smith, 24 13. Botham Shem Jean, 26 The young man who was killed by a Dallas police officer in his own apartment this morning has been identified as 26-year-old Botham Jean. He worked at the PwC firm in Downtown Dallas. https://t.co/oyjHMdMXVv pic.twitter.com/uSvJWJ062e— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) September 7, 2018 34. Tamir Rice, 12 40. Freddie Gray, 25 52. Terence Crutcher, 40 8. Willie McCoy, 20 One of six officers who fired at Willie McCoy had killed unarmed man in 2018 || Via: Guardian https://t.co/CjrSIa8r1Z— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) February 23, 2019 On February 9, 2019, Willie McCoy fell asleep at a drive through in Vallejo, California. When police approached him, he was shot 25 times. Police claimed there was a gun in his lap. His lawyer told The New York Times shortly after the shooting, “He was just riddled with bullets. It was really a shock how many times he was actually struck.” 53. Keith Lamont Scott, 43 Source:false A police officer shot DeJuan Guillory On July 6, a Louisana officer Holden LaFleur shot DeJuan Guillory while he was riding an ATV with his girlfriend on a gravel road. The officer claimed he pulled them over to ask for their identification after responding to a call for an ATV theft. The officer claimed Guillory had attacked him and that the girlfriend went for his gun as he tried to make an arrest. Guillory, 27, who was unarmed, was shot dead and his girlfriend, DeQuince Brown, was later charged with the attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. Guillory was shot in the back. 28. Michael Brown, 18 27. John Crawford lll, 22 UPDATED: 9:54 a.m. EDT, July 2, 2019 —Police shooting and killing Black males is all but a centuries-old American tradition among law enforcement in the U.S. But the fact that this apparent rite of police passage was still thriving in 2019 and expected to continue well into 2020 and beyond should give any American citizen pause as more and more names of Black males continue to be added to a growing list of victims with what seems like a new shooting every week.Most recently, the country has seen the high-profile police shooting of Eric Logan, a Black man in South Bend, Indiana, where presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is mayor. His candidacy has helped bring publicity to a case that may have otherwise been lost in the news cycle. Less than a week before Logan was killed, police in Fort Worth, Texas, shot and killed JaQuavion Slaton in a hail of as many as 10 shots.READ MORE: Police Shootings And The Public Execution Of Black PeopleOther victims’ names include, but certainly, aren’t limited to: Tamir Rice; Botham Shem Jean; E.J. Bradford; and Michael Brown.As NewsOne continues covering these shootings that so often go ignored by mainstream media, the below running list Black men and boys who have been shot and killed by police under suspicious circumstances can serve as a tragic reminder of the danger they face upon being born into a world of hate that branded them as suspects since birth. 59. Patrick Harmon, 50 Patrick Harmon was shot and killed by police in Salt Lake City, Utah. The district attorney says the shooting was “legally justified.” pic.twitter.com/zYBOwlTzRb— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 7, 2017 On August 13, 2017, Patrick Harmon was shot and killed by police in Salt Lake City, Utah. The district attorney said the shooting was “legally justified.” Source:Getty Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida, sparking a movement against excessive force and police violence. Source:Getty Charly Leundeu Keunang, a homeless Cameroonian national, was shot and killed by three Los Angeles police officers after supposedly reaching for a cop’s holstered gun during a struggle in the city’s skid row area on March 1, 2015 in a shooting death that garnered international attention when a Facebook video was posted. 41. Brendon Glenn, 29 3. Gregory Hill Jr., 30 Gregory Hill, Jr. – the family of Greg Hill grants permission to use these photos to honor Greg or tell his story. pic.twitter.com/uhn1RbEQBv— John M. Phillips (@JohnPhillips) June 1, 2018 Gregory Hill Jr. was killed in a matter of seconds after police shot him in his own garage in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Jan. 14, 2014. Reports said local residents called police with a noise complaint because of the loud music being played in the garage. When Hill opened the garage and saw it was police, he tried to close it before police shot him in the head and elsewhere. Hill’s family has maintained he was unarmed when he was shot. 61. Maurice Granton, 24 Dash cam footage of police killing Maurice Granton Jr. has been released. His family says it proves that he was unarmed pic.twitter.com/YLAM7my1ny— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 26, 2018 On June 6, Maurice Granton, 24, was reportedly unarmed when he was shot in the back and killed by police in Chicago. The police report accused Granton of producing a weapon but body cam footage appeared to show there was no weapon. The family filed a lawsuit against the Chicago police in July of 2018. 17. Manuel Loggins Jr., 31 22. Jonathan Ferrell, 24 2. Jamarion Robinson, 26 Please join the family of Jamarion Robinson and community organizations on 8/5 to demand #justiceforjam #justiceforjamarion #76shots pic.twitter.com/wpVAoqmiQA— Tiff Roberts (@shedefendsit) July 27, 2017 Jamarion Robinson was killed by police in East Point, Georgia, in August of 2016. He was shot 76 times after refusing to open the door of his girlfriend’s home when officers knocked. Police then kicked in the door and began firing. Source:Getty Unarmed former Florida A&M University football player Jonathan Ferrell was fatally struck by 10 of 12 shots fired by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick after the cop responded to a home — where Ferrell had supposedly gone for help after a car wreck just outside of Charlotte — on Sept. 14, 2013. 37. Charly Keunang, 43 20. Kendrec McDade, 19 45. Mario Woods, 26 Source:Getty Victor White lll died while handcuffed in the back of a police car from what authorities said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound — though White’s father maintained that his son was fatally shot by police in what his attorney believed was a cover-up — outside of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana during an alleged drug arrest in the early morning hours on March 3, 2014. Source:Getty Gregory Gunn was fatally struck by five shots fired by a white Montgomery, Alabama police officer, who claimed he looked “suspicious” while walking home from a friend’s home in the early hours of Feb. 5, 2016 — the incident shed light on several past episodes of police violence dating back decades in Montgomery. 5. Ryan Twyman, 24 View this post on Instagram Another young black man taken away from his children at the hands of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s department. Under no circumstances should anyone unarmed be shot 37 times. Read the number…. 37 times !!!! This is a sick pattern & happens way too often these days. A father, a son, a brother, a human. 37 bullets & for what ?!?!? What’s the explanation… How y’all gone try to cover this one up ?!?!? Killed in Compton on 132nd & San Pedro in a neighborhood I’m all too familiar with. There has always been tension between the Sheriff’s & the youth in Compton & the hatred authority has for black children & those of Hispanic background is very visible & most including myself do or did whatever necessary to avoid confrontation with you heartless mothafuckas. What about Ryan, enraged you so much that you felt the need to shoot him 37 fuckin times while he was unarmed ?!?!? Sad times we are living in as this occurrence & ones like it get little or know media coverage as we know the mass agenda wants it swept under the rug. Let a civilian shoot an officer 37 times & the entire world would’ve known about it as soon as it happened. What does the value of ones life depend on ? Color ?? Privilege ???? Job title ?? What is it ??? Police, peace officers, protect & serve…. naw, y’all trained assassins these days & young minorities are being targeted & gunned down with no regard for their lives. This shit really hurts my heart. & then the media wants posts about his murder but fails to include the amount of times he was shot just for sitting in his car with with girlfriend & friend who were beaten & taken into custody. And I repeat, no weapon was found on his person or at the scene. I’d ask, how do y’all sleep at night but I already know the answer is “comfortably” as police killing men of color in this country seems to be legal at the rate situations like this arise. My condolences to Ryan’s entire family as I am truly saddened to hear of his murder & the magnitude of force inflicted on him in such a defenseless state. 24 years old & stripped of his future by cowards #JusticeForRyanTwyman #WIPBenzo A post shared by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on Jun 13, 2019 at 7:48am PDT On June 6, 2019, Ryan Twyman was reportedly unarmed and shot 37 times by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s department. 26. Eric Garner, 43 Source:Getty Manuel Loggins Jr, an unarmed U.S. Marine sergeant and married father of three, was fatally shot by a deputy after he reportedly crashed through a gate while driving an SUV with his daughters inside the vehicle at a high school parking lot in San Clemente, California during the early morning hours of Feb. 7, 2012. 56. Stephon Clark, 22 Please, do not forget #BlackLivesMatter #StephonClark pic.twitter.com/474DSVBGLm— Zendaya (@Zendaya) March 27, 2018 Source:Getty John Crawford lll was fatally shot on Aug. 5, 2014 after police responded to an emergency call about someone waving a rifle — a bb gun that Crawford carried — at a Walmart store in Beavercreek, a suburb in Dayton, Ohio. Source:Getty Ezell Ford, whose family described him as mentally ill, died after he was shot multiple times by Los Angeles Police Department officers in Florence, California, on August 11, 2014. Source:Getty On July 19, 2015, University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing fired a fatal shot through a car window that struck Samuel DuBose in the head during a traffic stop near the university’s campus in Ohio. 58. DeJuan Guillory, 27 DeJuan Guillory #TakeAKnee4Me pic.twitter.com/SrSaweU6dY— Faces Of Injustice (@takeaknee4me) October 12, 2017 11. Jemel Roberson, 26 Security guard Jemel Roberson was holding down a shooting suspect when police burst in and shot Roberson instead. pic.twitter.com/zNsYvQMRg8— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 14, 2018 30. Dante Parker, 36 Source:Getty A Madison, Wisconsin cop fatally shot unarmed teen Tony Robinson seven times after the officer responded to reports of a battery at a residence and a struggle ensued between the two on March 6, 2015 — a shooting that led to protests and a sit-in at Madison City Hall. 35. Rumain Brisbon, 34 Source:Getty Two police officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan police fatally fired 12 shots at Kajieme Powell, a mentally ill man who was suspected of shoplifting at a convenience store, on Aug. 19, 2014, less than four miles from where police killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014. Source:Getty Jordan Baker was fatally shot on Jan. 16, 2014 by Houston, Texas police officer Juventino Castro, a Hispanic cop who was off duty but in uniform, during what his family said was a racial profiling stop at a strip mall that highlighted failures among police in training cops in the proper use of deadly force. 51. Terrence Sterling, 31 44. Jamar Clark, 24center_img 9. Emantic “EJ” Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., 21 My God. American police just killed another “good guy with a gun.”Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., better known as EJ, the son of a police officer, was an active duty officer for the Army, home for Thanksgiving. Murdered by police yesterday in a mall shooting in Alabama. pic.twitter.com/xHsiOPUD5y— Shaun King (@shaunking) November 24, 2018 Emantic “EJ” Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was shot by police while trying to save people from a shooter at an Alabama mall. The military veteran was killed on Thanksgiving night. Source:Getty Video footage captured the fatal shooting of Brendon Glenn, an unarmed homeless man, by Los Angeles police officer Clifford Proctor, a black cop who claimed Glenn attempted grabbing his gun during a struggle along the Venice beach boardwalk, on May 5, 2015 in a tragedy that fueled criticisms of police’s treatment of African-Americans. Source:Getty Ramarley Graham was unarmed when New York City police officer Richard Haste — who chased Graham into his Bronx home during an alleged drug bust gone awry — shot and killed him in front of his grandmother and little brother in his bathroom on Feb. 2, 2012. 1. Eric Logan, 54 BREAKING NEWS OUT OF SOUTH BEND:Two lawyers representing the estate of 54-year-old Eric Logan, who was shot and killed by a South Bend police officer, have sued that officer, Sgt. Ryan O’Neill and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The suit was filed in federal court today.(READ THREAD) pic.twitter.com/frOpKFQIAV— Joshua Short (@JoshuaShortWNDU) June 27, 2019 Eric Logan was killed June 16, 2019, in South Bend, Indiana, where presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor. Sgt. Ryan O’Neill said he was responding to a call that someone was breaking into cars before he claimed Logan threatened him with a knife. O’Neill did not activate his body camera during the encounter, which is against city policy. Logan’s family announced they sued the city and O’Neill.The lawsuit claimed O’Neill violated Logan’s civil rights in several ways, including using excessive force with willfulness and reckless indifference and subjecting him to “unlawful treatment on the basis of race.” The lawsuit also blamed the city for not properly training, supervising, controlling and disciplining officers. The family alleged the city also violated the constitutional rights of residents on a “regular basis” by rarely investigating wrongdoing by officers. 55. Jordan Edwards, 15 Source:false In March 2018, Danny Ray Thomas, 34, was arguing with another person and acting erratic when the deputy arrived at the scene. The Houston officer fired a single shot at Thomas, who died later at a hospital. Authorities claimed that Thomas had an object in his hand, but investigators did not recover a weapon. 16. Ramarley Graham, 18 Source:Getty Footage from a police dashboard camera captured the moment when an unarmed Terence Crutcher was fatally shot by police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sept. 16, 2016 after police reportedly received 911 calls about his stalled SUV blocking a road. 33. Akai Gurley, 28 Source:Getty Eric Garner, a father of six, died after New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in an apparent chokehold — a tactic prohibited by NYPD policy — as he wailed “I can’t breathe” during a videotaped arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island, New York on July 17, 2014. Source:Getty Two Bridgeton, New Jersey police officers fired fatal shots at Jerame Reid, who they alleged defied orders to remain in a vehicle and stepped out of the passenger’s side, with his hands raised, during a traffic stop on Dec. 30, 2014 in a shooting death that prompted protests in the predominantly Black city. 39. Walter Scott, 50 Source:Getty Walter Scott was killed by North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, who fired eight shots at the father of four after having chased him on foot following a traffic stop on April 4, 2015. Source:Getty Dante Parker, a father of five, died on August 12, 2014 after he was Tasered by a San Bernardino County, California, Sheriff’s Deputy, who tried to restrain him on a suspicion of trying to break into a home. Source:Getty Police officer Mark Rine opened fire and killed Rumain Brisbon when he found Brisbon with what he claimed looked like a gun in his pocket — though the item turned out to be a bottle of painkillers according to reports — after he responded to a tip about a suspected drug deal at a north Phoenix, Arizona apartment complex on Dec. 2, 2014. Source:Getty After responding to a domestic dispute, Minneapolis, Minnesota police fatally shot an unarmed Jamar Clark during an altercation on Nov. 15, 2015 that spurred Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and other activists to fight using #Justice4Jamar. Source:false On June 11, Robert Lawrence White was fatally shot in Silver Spring, Maryland. A minutes-long confrontation ensued between Montgomery County Police Department officer Anand Badgujar over a “suspicious” person reported in the area. White, who was unarmed, began walking away from the scene the officer fired several rounds and Lawrence was killed. 43. Christian Taylor, 19 48. Akiel Denkins, 24 25. Dontre Hamilton, 31 Source:false On Sept 18, 2018, the N.C. Central University student was fatally shot on campus by a security guard with the N.C. Detective Agency. The guard claimed he shot the unarmed 23-year-old in self defense. Source:false On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Sacramento police responded to a call “that a thin, 6-foot-1 Black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants was hiding in a residential backyard after breaking car windows,” according to The Sacramento Bee. Just eight minutes later, officers fired over 20 times at 22-year-old Stephon Clark — in his own backyard. Reportedly, they “feared” for their lives because they saw a gun in his hand. It turned out he was only carrying a cellphone. Source:Getty On Nov. 22, 2014, Tamir E. Rice was fatally shot by Cleveland police at a park outside of a recreation center after he reportedly reached for a fake pistol — an airsoft-type gun replica of a semi-automatic handgun that shot pellets — which cops mistook for a weapon. 19. Wendell Allen, 20 Source:Getty San Francisco police reportedly fired more than 20 gunshots at Mario Woods, who cops suspected of a stabbing, during a stand-off on Dec. 2, 2015 that underscored the SFPD’s documented history of systematic racism. 38. Tony Robinson, 19 36. Jerame Reid, 36 Source:false Botham Shem Jean was killed on Sept. 6, 2018, when off-duty police officer Amber Guyger entered his home and shot him to death in Dallas. Her excuse: She said she thought it was her apartment. She was later charged with manslaughter three days after the shooting. 24. Victor White lll, 22 Source:Getty Kendrec McDade, a local football star, was gunned down by Pasadena, California police, who responded to a report of a robbery when they pursued McDade on foot and claimed he reached toward his waistband for a weapon, on March 24, 2012. Source:Getty Anthony Lamar Smith was shot and killed in December 2011 by former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley after a car chase. Stockley’s acquittal in September 2017 sparked protests. 49. Alton Sterling, 37 21. Larry Jackson Jr., 32 Source:Getty Philando Castile, a cafeteria supervisor in St. Paul, Minnesota, was shot and killed by police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop for a “busted tail light” in Falcon Heights on July 6, 2016, with his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds having livestreamed the horrific moments after his shooting on Facebook Live. Source:Getty On July 26, 2013, Larry Eugene Jackson Jr., a father of three, was killed by police officer Charles Kleinert who commandeered a woman’s car and chased an unarmed Jackson after an interrogation about a robbery at a bank in Austin, Texas. Source:Getty Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the city’s South Side area on October 20, 2014, with police dashboard camera video of the shooting death having amplified outrage toward a beleaguered police department grappling with a reported record of collusion, cover-ups and excessive force against Blacks. Source:Getty Terrence Sterling, a motorcyclist from Fort Washington, Maryland, was fatally shot twice in his neck and back by a Washington, D.C. police officer during the early morning on Sept. 11, 2016 after cops received a call about a motorcyclist driving recklessly in the area. Source:Getty Akai Gurley was fatally shot on November 20, 2014 in New York City by NYPD officer Peter Liang in a dark public housing stairwell. Source:Getty Police officer Christopher Manney fired 14 shots and killed Dontre Hamilton, who was reportedly mentally ill, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 30, 2014 after responding to a call for a welfare check on a man sleeping in the park. 31. Kajieme Powell, 25 Source:Getty Keith Lamont Scott was killed by a black officer Brentley Vinson, who believed he had a gun, after exiting his SUV during a confrontation at his apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sept. 20, 2016 in an incident that led to a governor-declared state of emergency after violent protests. 54. Alfred Olango, 38 46. Quintonio LeGrier, 19 60. Jonathan Hart, 21 Friends and family of Jonathan Heart aka Sky Young, a young #homeless man killed last Sunday at a Walgreens in #Hollywood for allegedly shoplifting, gather tonight to remember the 20-year-old. pic.twitter.com/uiMRiFnutq— Jasmyne Cannick (@Jasmyne) December 9, 2018 Jonathan Hart was a 21-year-old Black gay man who was homeless in the Los Angeles area. On December 4, he was reportedly shot and killed in the back by a security guard in a Walgreens. He was allegedly shoplifting, but eyewitnesses said he was not stealing. Source:Getty Texas teenager and star football player Christian Taylor, who allegedly had marijuana and synthetic drugs in his system and acted erratically, was killed by an Arlington police officer during a suspected burglary at a car dealership on Aug. 7, 2015. 12. DeAndre Ballard, 23 #NCCU remembers Fallen Eagle, Mr. DeAndre Ballard. A vigil will be held on Sun., 9/23, 11 a.m., in the A.E. Student Union lobby. https://t.co/4rnPAX1wlG #SoarInPeace pic.twitter.com/RZZxKJaivh— N.C. Central University (@NCCU) September 21, 2018 29. Ezell Ford, 25 Source:Getty Alton Sterling was shot to death on July 5, 2016 when two white officers pinned him to the pavement during an arrest outside a convenience store where he had sold CDs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The cops weren’t charged with any crime. Source:Getty Freddie Gray died in Baltimore on April 19, 2015 — a week after he was arrested, dragged into a police van, restrained and suffered a spine injury during a brutal incident involving six officers that amplified police and community tensions. Source:Getty Jordan Edwards was shot in the head and killed by Balch Springs, Texas cop Roy Oliver, who fired rounds into a vehicle hitting the teen sitting in the front passenger seat after leaving a party, on April 29, 2017. Source:Getty Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot on Aug. 9, 2014, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, prompting nationwide protests and an agreement with the Department of Justice for police reforms after a blistering DOJ probe uncovered routine racist practices among police. 57. Danny Ray Thomas, 34 View this post on Instagram A Houston pig, #CameronBrewer shot dead an unarmed man, #DannyRayThomas, 34, who was suffering from depression after his children died. . A BBC article about this incident read “Both the officer and victim are black”… Really? Wtf are you trying to allude that somehow this makes the incident less of an issue? Policing institutions are inherently racist period. #PerspectiveThinking #FuckTheMedia . “The same law dissed the whole black community You can’t play both sides of the fence” – #KRSOne #BlackCop #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #PoliceViolenceIsGunViolence #FTP #ACAB A post shared by Hood Digest (@hood_digest) on Mar 29, 2018 at 11:17am PDT Source:false The 26-year-old was reportedly gunned down by cops when he was trying to save people from a mass shooter on November 11, 2018 in Oak Lawn, Illinois. 6. Brandon Webber, 20 When they see us, they kill us… Brandon Webber, father of 3, shot by U. S. Marshalls 16-20 times in Memphis. No one deserves to be shot and killed like this. I could say so much but I’m really at a loss for words. pic.twitter.com/9EFhUplHDw— Jeneisha Harris (@JeneishaCHarris) June 13, 2019 On June 12, Brandon Webber was reportedly shot 20 times U. S. Marshalls in his family’s yard in Memphis, Tennessee. He was only 20 years old.last_img read more


DDA promotes Jazz n Creole 2019 in the Caribbean

first_imgShareTweetSharePinSamantha Letang (right) is DDA’s Marketing ExecutiveDiscover Dominica Authority (DDA) has taken its marketing campaign for the 10th Edition of the Jazz ‘n Creole Festival to the Caribbean region.Marketing Executive at the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), Samantha Letang said the event, which is carded for May 3-5 at the Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth, is being promoted in four neighbouring islands.She spoke at a press conference at the Prevo Cinemall on Wednesday.“We have the main stage event which is on May 5th, but we also have already confirmed 10 fringe events which will be starting from the 27th April leading up to the 4th of May,” Letang said. “So these activities along with the main stage events are being promoted within the Caribbean region and the French West Indies, primarily to our neighbours in St Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, St Maarten.”According to Letang, the DDA, in collaboration with PAYS (Portsmouth Association of Yacht Security and Services), is providing specials in order to capture a part of the large yachting sector in St. Maarten and Antigua.She said PAYS will be providing free security and 50 percent off on water for all yachts that will be coming in to the Cabrits for the event.Letang noted that promotional activities for the event include a number of radio programs with the partners in St Lucia, Antigua and St. Maarten as well as “a lot of Facebook and interactive advertising that is being done, that is getting to the public.”She explained that a lot of St Lucians did not know about Jazz ‘n Creole and they are mistaking it for Creole Festival.“One person actually told me they thought that we had changed the dates of the World Creole Music Festival and I had to go into explaining,” Letang said.Meantime, Letang said the DDA is looking into finalizing partnership deals with L’ Express des Isles and Val Ferry to bring persons in for the weekend, “maybe even for the day.”“We are quite excited about that with our promotions within the French West Indies, within the malls, within the French radio stations we have some campaigns running with RCI in Guadeloupe for the destinations and having winners come down to experience,” she remarked.She said a number of press persons will also be on island who will not only be covering the event itself but covering destination Dominica.“So we get a comprehensive view of the island during the Jazz ‘n Creole Festival,” Letang explained.She encouraged the public to participate in the event and to wear something white with a splash of colour to this year’s event.The line-up for Jazz ‘n Creole this year includes Dominican acts MEL and the Smith Brothers, and pannist from Trinidad and Tobago, Johann Chuckaree.last_img read more


County employee recognized for innovative use of drones

first_imgPhoto by Toni GibbonsNavajo County Engineer Project Manager Jason Owens (second from right) was recognized at the Board of Supervisors meeting for receiving the Arizona County Engineer’s Association Esterbrooks Award for Engineering Support in 2018. Also pictured are (left to right) County Engineer Bill Bess, Chairwoman Dawnafe Whitesinger and Public Works Director John Osgood. April 18, 2019 County employee recognized for innovative use of dronescenter_img By Toni Gibbons       The winning of a drone at surveying conference a few years ago set Navajo County Engineer Project Manager Jason Owens on a path that has not only opened drone operations inSubscribe or log in to read the rest of this content. Bottom Adlast_img


No one becomes a leader by coming into well of the House

first_img Related News Delhi confidential: House cleaning It is the responsibility of all MPs to ensure the dignity of the House, he said, assuring the first-time parliamentarians in the 17th Lok Sabha that he will ensure that everyone gets time to speak. There are 264 first-time MPs in the 545-member House.He appealed to all MPs that the 17th Lok Sabha should set an example of not having any adjournments.Birla said he is aware of the difficulties faced by first-time MPs amd that he is working to resolve all shortcomings.Addressing the first-time MPs at the programme, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said members should maintain decorum and cautioned them from doing anything that lowers the dignity of the House. Advertising Delhi Confidential: Doing It Right For A Smooth Session Members rush to the Well of the House to protest and disrupt proceedings. The Lok Sabha is a place to debate, discuss and raise issues, and its members should ensure uninterrupted proceedings, Birla said.He was addressing the parliamentarians at an orientation programme organised by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.Underlining that maintaining dignity of the House should be of paramount importance, Birla said, “No one becomes a leader by coming into the Well of the House…that time has gone.” No one becomes a leader by coming into well of the House: LS Speaker It is the responsibility of all MPs to ensure the dignity of the House, Birla said, assuring the first-time parliamentarians in the 17th Lok Sabha that he will ensure that everyone gets time to speak. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Wednesday told first-time MPs that no one becomes a leader by “coming into the Well of the House” and assured that he will try to give everyone time to speak. Post Comment(s) Advertising By PTI |New Delhi | Published: July 3, 2019 10:02:09 pmlast_img read more


Fourteen Bangladeshi nationals released from prison in Tiruchy

first_img Bangladeshi nationals,Bangladesh prisoners freed, Central prison special camp, Tamil Nadu governement, Tiruchy news, Tiruchy news tamil nadu,Indian Express news The 14, along with 40 others from other countries, were lodged in the prison after being convicted of various crimes, the officials said. (Representational Image)Fourteen Bangladeshi nationals have been released from the central prison special camp here and sent back to their country, police officials said Saturday. Two Bangladeshi nationals held in Lucknow after ‘encounter’ The 14, along with 40 others from other countries, were lodged in the prison after being convicted of various crimes,the officials said.The convicts recently held a token fast and a demonstration demanding their release. They accused the jail officials of detaining them for more than the period of their sentence, they said.The Tamil Nadu government had given the assurance that they would be released, they said. Post Comment(s) Related News Advertising Advertising In the meantime, the jail officials studied the records of the inmates.The freed Bangladeshis were sent by train to Kolkata with armed escorts from Tamil Nadu and would be handed over to the authorities in Bangladesh at the border, the officials said. Five ‘Bangladeshis’ involved in bag lifting cases arrested By PTI |Tiruchirappalli | Updated: July 13, 2019 5:52:13 pm Muzaffarnagar: Five Bangladeshi nationals convicted for dacoity last_img read more


Waterlogging in Punjab cities Minister says all sewers drains will be cleaned

first_img Advertising “The Punjab government will bring back the ‘one time settlement policy’ for illegal buildings after redressing the shortcomings of the old policy,” he said.He said that the government had sought feedback, objections and suggestions from different departments and from the citizen of the state on the earlier policy, introduced on March 5. Under the earlier policy, only 1018 online and 138 offline applications were received till June 4, he said adding that because of this, the government has decided to reintroduce the policy after taking into consideration the objections and suggestions of the citizens.The minister said that the fire safety system in big cities such as Ludhiana was being strengthened for swift mobility of the fire tenders in the affected areas and to attend the calls within few minutes.He said Rs 9 crore have been issued for the uniforms of the firemen. Ludhiana has 23 fire tenders at present and smaller fire tenders are been inducted into the existing fleet so that they could swiftly move into the narrow streets of the city. Best Of Express By Express News Service |Ludhiana | Published: July 14, 2019 8:52:34 am Advertising In undecided Congress, first open call for Priyanka: She should be party chief Poor pay keeps us away from govt service, say doctors Even as Mohindra made tall claims about urban local bodies working to tackle waterlogging, many areas in the city remained inundated during his visit after heavy rainfall Saturday morning.Prior to his visit, the gullies near the LIT office were being cleaned with a machine and manually to clear the accumulated water whereas other areas including posh ones like Aggar Nagar, Sarabha Nagar, BRS Nagar, and Ferozepur road remained waterlogged. Punjab: Congress MLAs say pvt hospitals fleecing patients, pitch for govt-run facilities center_img Related News brahn mohinder, brahm mohinder punjab minister, punjab minister brahm mohinder, waterlogging in punjab, punjab waterlogging issue, india news, Indian Express Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra offers sweets to Raman Balasubramiam as the latter takes charge as chairman of Ludhiana Improvement Trust. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)Punjab local bodies minister Brahm Mohindra Saturday said that he has set a deadline of 10 days for the civic bodies in state to complete cleaning of sewers, drains and other pipelines to control waterlogging. Shunned by service voters, Punjab’s Congress govt fast-tracks regularisation policy He said that strict instructions have been issued to ensure that stagnant rain water is pumped out from the affected areas. All cities in state will soon be covered under storm water sewage system, he added.Mohindra, who was in city to preside over the joining of new chairman of Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) Raman Balasubramaniam, further said that he has asked the officials to complete the cleanliness works and removal of garbage in the urban areas within one month.The minister said that they will soon reintroduce the one-time settlement policy for illegal buildings. NRC deadline approaching, families stranded in Assam floods stay home Karnataka: SC to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook Post Comment(s)last_img read more


Podcast A longbanned pollutant is killing killer whales and how to best

first_img Science has often treated Indigenous people as resources for research—especially when it comes to genomics. Now, Indigenous people are exploring how this type of study can be conducted in a way that respects their people and traditions. Meagan Cantwell talks with contributing correspondent Lizzie Wade about a summer workshop for Indigenous scientists that aims to start a new chapter in genomics.We’ve known for decades that PCBs—polychlorinated biphenyls—are toxic and carcinogenic. In the 1970s and 1980s, these compounds were phased out of use in industrial and electronic applications, worldwide. But they are still in the environment—in soil and air—and in animal tissues, particularly those of killer whales. These toxic compounds start out at minute levels in tiny organisms, but as the small are eaten by the slightly larger, the PCB concentration increases—from plankton, to fish, to seals—until you are at killer whales with PCB-packed blubber. Ailsa Hall, director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit at St. Andrews University in the United Kingdom, talks with host Sarah Crespi about her group’s work measuring PCB levels in different killer whale populations and calculating the effect of PCBs on those populations 100 years from now.In this month’s book segment, Jen Golbeck interviews Damon Centola about his book How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagions. You can listen to more books segment and read more reviews on our books blog, Books et al. This week’s episode was edited by Podigy.Download a transcript of this episode (PDF)Listen to previous podcastsAbout the Science Podcast[Image: Public domain; Music: Jeffrey Cook] Public domain last_img read more