Indigenous owned cannabis company becomes first onreserve facility licensed for medical marijuana

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsThe first Indigenous owned and operated medical cannabis producer gets licensed by Health Canada. Seven Leaf of Akwesasne, Ont. will soon start growing medical marijuana in it’s on-reserve facility.Grown out of a renovated water bottling plant, Seven Leaf is run by former Akwesasne Mohawk Police chief Lewis Mitchell. He says the community is already seeing the benefits of having the facility on-reserve “we’re employing twenty-four people from Akwesasne, that’s phase one, once we’re totally complete, once the complete buildout is finished for maximum capacity, we expect to hire seventy-five people from this community.”Mitchell added that each grow cycle is 120 days from propagation to harvest and the first crop of licensed cannabis will be available in Spring read more

Former French minister chosen to spearhead UN development financing efforts

19 February 2008With official development assistance (ODA) still insufficient to achieve global anti-poverty targets by 2015, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed France’s former foreign minister Philippe Douste-Blazy to develop and promote new sources of funding, citing the urgent need to fill this critical gap. Mr. Douste-Blazy, appointed as Mr. Ban’s Special Adviser on Innovative Financing for Development, currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of UNITAID – the international drug purchase facility hosted by the UN World Health Organization (WHO).A doctor by profession, he has held ministerial posts in the French Government in health, culture and foreign affairs. During his tenure as France’s foreign minister, Mr. Douste-Blazy strongly advocated for the creation of UNITAID and the implementation in France of a solidarity levy on airline tickets aimed at supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Among his tasks in his new post will be to promote UNITAID and other sources of innovative financing for the achievement of the MDGs and to ensure they are coordinated with the global development agenda.“We are halfway in the timetable with the deadline in 2015, but we are not halfway in terms of results,” Mr. Douste-Blazy told reporters today in New York. “The truth is we are late.” He noted that there has been progress in just about every area, but it was not enough, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Above all, global development assistance has fallen for the first time in 10 years. “This is a very important issue for the twenty-first century,” he said, adding that it is crucial to integrate the notion of innovative financing into the global development agenda as soon as possible. To that end, he is planning to convene next year the first-ever world conference devoted solely to innovative financing, which will focus on the development funds provided by citizens, local and regional authorities, foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), economic and social representatives, faith groups and the private sector.Born in 1953, Mr. Douste-Blazy graduated in medical studies in Toulouse and worked as a cardiologist. He became Professor of Medicine at the Toulouse Sciences University in 1988. In addition to holding posts in the French Government, he also served in the European Parliament. read more

TSX loonie fall Wall Street mixed after oil recovers slightly

TORONTO — The Toronto market posted a nearly triple-digit loss and the loonie stayed flat despite a recovery in the price of oil.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 94.46 points to end the day at 12,695.49, after dropping nearly 227 points on Friday.In New York, the Dow Jones average of 30 stocks rose 103.29 points to close at 17,368.50, the broader S&P 500 index rose 9.57 points to 2,021.94 and the Nasdaq added 18.76 points to 4,952.23.The January crude contract ended the day up 69 cents to US$36.31 a barrel. Oil has plummeted from a high of nearly US$108 a barrel in June 2014 and has fallen even further over the past two weeks as a worldwide supply glut has shown no signs of easing.The February gold contract fell $12.30 to settle at US$1,063.40 per troy ounce and the January contract for natural gas fell 9.6 cents to US$1.894 per 1,000 cubic feet.The loonie ended the day up 0.02 of a cent to 72.79 cents US, after falling below 73 cents U.S. on Friday for the first time since mid-2004. read more

HRCSL raises concerns over unfair treatment of Muslims

“Therefore, please be good enough to submit a report to the Commission by 10 June, 2019 (a) on information on any such complaints received and action taken by local authorities coming under your purview and (b) whether you can be satisfied that citizens of all communities residing in your province enjoy the right to engage in commercial activities without discrimination by local authorities,” the letter said. She said that such discriminatory action amounts to a violation of Article 12 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka which guarantees non-discrimination on the basis of religion and also equal protection of the law. It is the flinction of the Commission under its parent statute, Act No. 2l of 1996, to investigate and inquire into such allegations. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised concerns over the unfair treatment of Muslims in some parts of the country.It has come to the attention of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka that in certain areas members of the Muslim Community who are lawfully engaged in commercial activities have been banned from using public premises for such purposes after the violent attacks of April 2L, 20I9. “We are informed that access to such premises (such as kiosks in weekly village fairs) has been denied even though the occupants had duly registered with local authorities and had paid due fees,” HRCSL Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama said in a letter to all the local Government Commissioners. read more

Côte dIvoire towns lack safe drinking water adequate latrines UNICEF says

The problem with drinking water supplies stems from infrastructures that have either been over-exploited or cannot cope with urban population pressures as trained maintenance personnel leave, the agency said. In rural areas about 65 per cent of hand pumps for water are out of order and more than three-quarters of the population lack adequate latrines, UNICEF said. In the northern areas, military insecurity has made access to public services, health care and education difficult because government employees have been slow to deploy there, it said.

Global malaria fight needs greater resources to ensure success UN officials stress

While over 3 million lives have been saved between 2000 and 2012, there are still an estimated 627,000 people dying each year from malaria, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).“That’s needless because for a $5 bed net, a $0.50 diagnostic test and a $1 anti-malarial treatment, there really is no reason in 2013 for anybody to die from this disease,” Dr. Robert D. Newman, Director of WHO’s Global Malaria Programme, told a news conference at UN Headquarters in New York. On Wednesday, the WHO released a new report showing that global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have reduced mortality by 45 per cent worldwide, and 49 per cent in Africa.That is the equivalent of 3.3 million lives saved between 2000 and 2012 – 90 per cent of those are children under the age of five, and 69 per cent are in the 10 countries hardest hit by malaria. The World Malaria Report also showed that international and domestic funding committed to malaria control topped at $2.5 billion in 2012 – less than half of the $5.1 billion needed annually to achieve universal access to interventions.“While $2.5 billion is an impressive number… it’s still far short of the $5.1 billion that we need to fully scale up these life-saving interventions,” Dr. Newman stressed. “We have a lot of work left to do. I don’t want people to think well it’s time to pull away these resources and spend them on something else. We’re at a glass half-full… it is time to celebrate an amazing humanitarian and public health achievement… “[But] if you happen to be one of the kids that’s in the part of the glass that’s half empty, then a half-full glass isn’t full enough. And we have to work together to find those resources.” Earlier this month, international donors committed $12 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its fourth replenishment meeting held in Washington, DC.Ray Chambers, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria and for the Financing of the Health-related Millennium Development Goals, noted that the endemic African countries and their leaders have really stepped up, highlighting the “unprecedented” amount of financial contributions from them and other developing countries during the Fund’s replenishment. “We’ve never had as effective a partnership with the developing nations as we have today,” Mr. Chambers stated. “A lot of work has to be done,” he added, but the report released yesterday provides a “great impetus” to reach the goals set for 2015.In 2008 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the goal of reducing malaria deaths among children to “near-zero” – defined as less than 100,000 child deaths annually – by the end of 2015, as called for by the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). read more

BREAKING NEWS Inaki Malumbres to Vardar Skopje

inaki malumbresInaki Malumbres VardarRK Vardar ← Previous Story IHF Super Globe 2013: New Barca – HSV final? Next Story → Pick Szeged demolished in Skopje! Experienced Spanish goalkeeper Inaki Malumbres (38) is close to sign a deal with Macedonian champion RK Vardar Pro, finds out Handball Planet. BM Ademar Leon member in the last season will join Vardar training camp today and discuss further details about the possible agreement. It’s expected that he will play at EuroTurnoi, strong tournament in Strasbourg, France, where Vardar will meet Veszprem, PSG, Chambery, Aragon and Dunkerque (August 29 – September 1).Malumbres has great experience of playing in the best days of ASOBAL for many teams as Ademar Leon, Aragon, Arrate, Portland San Antonio and BM Valladolid.He signed contract with BM Atletico Madrid at the begining of June, but then team from capital went to history…Macedonian champion has already two goalkeepers – Strahinja Milic and domestic guy, Zlatko Daskaloski.Young goalkeeper of BM Ademar Leon, Matej Asanin was close to sign contract with Macedonians two weeks ago, but at the end, he stayed in BM Atletico Madrid FB read more

Poll Do you think gender balance in government is important

first_img 20,301 Views YesNoI’m not sureVote Image: Leah Farrell/ Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 AM I’m not sure (318) Poll Results: Saturday 24 Jun 2017, 10:00 AM Share13 Tweet Email Image: Leah Farrell/ NEW TAOISEACH LEO Varadkar came under fire when he revealed his new Cabinet and junior ministry line-up, as critics say he did not place enough women in important roles.Those who expressed disappointment with his decision said it is not likely to encourage more women to enter politics and aim for the Dáil. The last election saw 35 women win seats, but this is still just 22.3% of the total.So we want to know: Do you think gender balance in government is important?center_img No (6103) By Michelle Hennessy Yes (3142) 91 Comments Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important? Just 22.3% of TDs who won seats in the last election were women. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Flash Steve Jobs en rajoute une couche

first_imgFlash : Steve Jobs en rajoute une coucheAprès avoir récemment taxé les développeurs d’Adobe de “fainéants”, Steve Jobs, le PDG d’Apple, a enfoncé le couteau dans la plaie en déclarant cette fois que Flash était “moribond”. Steve Jobs n’aime pas Flash. Le PDG d’Apple a une nouvelle fois ouvertement critiqué le logiciel d’Adobe ce week-end. Pour lui, cette technologie est “une source de failles de sécurité et une technologie moribonde”. Le dirigeant pousse son raisonnement à l’extrême, en invitant les utilisateurs à opter pour le codec H.264 (un outil qui ne vise pas les mêmes objectifs) et en comparant Flash “au lecteur de disquettes”. En réponse à la première intervention du PDG d’Apple estimant qu’ils étaient “fainéants”, les développeurs de Flash s’étaient défendus récemment, expliquant que leur logiciel, qui est accusé de faire planter les Mac, fonctionne très bien avec les machines des autres marques.Le 22 février 2010 à 18:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Chine lincontournable superpuissance informatique

first_imgChine, l’incontournable superpuissance informatiqueLe dernier Top 500 qui recense les ordinateurs les plus puissants du monde a été publié la semaine dernière. Cette fois, c’est la Chine qui occupe la première place du podium.Avec le Tianhe-1A “voie lactée”, la Chine devient première du classement qui recense les plus puissants ordinateurs du monde.Conçu par 200 ingénieurs, le Tianhe-1A possède une capacité de 2,57 pétaflops par seconde, ce qui revient à dire qu’il est capable de traiter 2,5 millions d’opérations chaque seconde. Équipé de microprocesseurs Intel, d’éléments d’accélération graphiques Nvidia et de nouveaux microprocesseurs tout spécialement conçus pour lui, ceux-ci ont même reçu un petit nom : “Feiteng-1000”.À lire aussiDes chercheurs sont en train de développer une interface qui relie le cerveau humain au CloudLe “Jaguar Cray XT5” mis au point aux Etats-Unis passe en deuxième position (1,75 pétaflops par seconde) et en troisième place on retrouve… un autre système chinois, le “Nebulae” (1,27 pétaflops par seconde). Avec 42 superordinateurs chinois dans ce Top 500, la Chine devient numéro 2 au nombre de candidats derrière les Etats-Unis qui en présentent 275 (dont 5 parmi les 10 premiers). En troisième position, la France, avec 124 supercalculateurs.Si on ne regarde le classement qu’en Europe, le système le plus performant est celui du Français Bull. Nommé Tera-100, il est en sixième position au classement mondial.Les principaux constructeurs restent malgré tout, à l’heure actuelle, les Américains IBM et Hewlett-Packard qui représentent à eux seuls 70% du marché. IBM s’avère d’ailleurs le plus écologique avec un nouveau record en terme de consommation.Côté processeurs, le marché est phagocyté par Intel qui équipe 78% des 500 systèmes lauréats du classement.Par ailleurs, 91% des supercalculateurs utilisent un système d’exploitation Linux.Le 16 novembre 2010 à 17:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Watch Doctor Who Xmas Special in Cinemas Dec 27

first_img Once the gifts have been unwrapped (and subsequently returned), the leftovers reduced to increasingly less creative recipes, and the tree untrimmed, Doctor Who fans can relive Christmas with a one-night-only cinematic showing of “Twice Upon a Time.”The holiday special, airing on BBC and BBC America on Dec. 25 (don’t forget the tissues), makes its big-screen debut two days later, hosted by Fathom Events on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. local time.According a leaked synopsis, the Yuletide episode will reportedly feature a darker hue than previously expected, set in a “forbidding snowscape” during the First World War.Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, this “magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure” marks the end for much of the cast and crew, including long-time showrunner Moffat, actor Peter Capaldi, and writer Mark Gatiss (who stars as a British army captain).Refusing to regenerate in season 10 finale “The Doctor Falls,” the Twelfth Time Lord steps out of his TARDIS and into the snow, where he meets the First Doctor, portrayed by David Bradley.Together with some old friends—Ben Jackson (Jared Garfield), Polly Wright (Lily Travers), the deliciously daring Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), and maybe even former companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)—the pair must save the world before each takes a new shape: Bradley into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, and Capaldi into Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker.“The regeneration of the Doctor is a must-see event for Doctor Who fans around the world,” Sergei Kuharsky, executive vice president of BBC Worldwide North America franchise and digital enterprises, said in a statement.“To be able to feature ‘Twice Upon a Time’ in theaters across the US … gives fans another chance to celebrate Peter Capaldi as the Doctor,” he added. “And who wouldn’t want to watch this historic emergence of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor on the big screen?”Tune in on Christmas day to see Team TARDIS in action. And visit the multiplex on Dec. 27 (leftover-ham sandwich smuggled in your bag) to do it all over again—this time followed by two “special bonus pieces,” taking audiences behind the scenes of the festive adventure, and celebrating the four- and seven-year tenures of Capaldi and Moffat, respectively.Tickets go on sale Oct. 20; prices and participating theaters will be available then on the Fathom Events website.Fans, meanwhile, can already pre-order a copy of the “Twice Upon a Time” Blu-ray or DVD, set for release on Feb. 20.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on targetlast_img read more

Jorginho has last laugh after battle with Zielinski

first_imgItaly midfielder Jorginho has revealed his delight at scoring to earn his country a point during their UEFA Nations League clash against Piotr Zielinski’s Poland.Roberto Mancini’s Italian team were playing their first game since watching the 2018 World Cup from a distance and fell behind when in-form Napoli midfielder Zielinski profited from an error by Jorginho and slammed home Robert Lewandowski’s 40th-minute cross.The Chelsea midfielder was delighted to see his former teammate leave the pitch when he was replaced by Karol Linetty midway through the second half before scoring Italy’s equalizer from the penalty spot in the 78th minute.“Zielinski chased me around the pitch the whole time and wasn’t really paying attention to the rest of it,” the Chelsea midfielder told Rai Sport, according to SportsKeeda.“In the second half he came out because he could not take it anymore and those who replaced him continued to play only on me.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“When you have a man who does not watch the game and only looks at you, you can only try to make room for your team-mates.”“I tried to talk, to give directions to my team-mates about how to move on the field. It was not the best game, but we have to be calm and keep playing.”Jorginho again unfurled the skip-step penalty technique he used to open his Chelsea account against Huddersfield Town last month, doing so nervelessly.“I had zero fear. I was confident. I knew the team needed to equalise,” he added.“If you go there with fear, you’ve got more chance of making a mistake.”last_img read more

Nuno Espirito wants his team to learn from mistakes

first_imgWolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo wants his team to learn from the errors made in defeat to Watford ahead of the remainder of the campaign.The Hornets ended Wolves six-match unbeaten run after scoring twice in the first-half to secure three pointsHowever, the Portuguese boss bemoaned his team’s display in the first period of the game tagging the defeat a lesson.“We must bounce back. We have to analyse really carefully what we did today and this week we must work harder,” he told the club’s website.“We didn’t stick to our rules and tasks. As a team they were more compact, we made mistakes and allowed them to recover the ball and create situations.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s a bad result but the first half was a bad performance, they were better than that and achieved their goals. We didn’t move it, didn’t break, there was no mobility.”After three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions, Wolves’ defence was pierced twice in a minute in a style which disappointed Nuno.“First one OK, but the second is our ball and we had to take the game where we want to take it. Every goal is annoying, but we must not do it again, it’s control of the game, even if we concede a goal.“They got the second goal immediately after the first. We needed more control to manage the situations better. There was a lack of energy and many mistakes.”last_img read more

Big Contracts No Storm Tarps For Puerto Rico

first_img Share People fill containers with water from a stream near the Puerto Rico Highway 52 in Cayey on Tuesday. People have been without water service in their homes after Hurricane Maria roared through a week ago.After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company won more than $30 million in federal contracts to provide emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for repairs.Bronze Star LLC never delivered those urgently needed supplies.According to an exclusive Associated Press report, the Federal Emergency Management Agency terminated the contracts this month, without paying any money, and re-started the process to supply more tarps for the U.S. territory.The original effort took nearly four weeks between the day FEMA awarded the contracts to Bronze Star and the day it canceled them, tying up millions in disaster relief funds.Thousands of Puerto Ricans remain homeless, and many complain the federal government is taking too long to install tarps.last_img read more

Louisville MBB Postgame Notes vs Lipscomb

first_img Louisville moved to 2-0 all-time against Lipscomb with Wednesday’s win, which marked the first meeting between the schools since 1936. The Cardinals have a 9-1 record all-time against current members of the Atlantic Sun Conference.TEAM NOTES SERIES NOTES Jordan Nwora registered 20 or more points for the third straight outing and the sixth time this season with Wednesday’s game-high 22 points overall. Louisville is 137-21 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, which is in its ninth season as the home for the Cardinals. The Cardinals have a 79-5 record all-time against non-conference opponents in the KFC Yum! Center, including wins in 35 of the last 37 games. Through its first 10 games this season, Louisville has produced 17 runs of 8-0 or better, including an 11-0 run in the second half against Lipscomb. The Cardinals pulled down a season-high 49 rebounds, their highest total since registering 49 rebounds against Southern Illinois on Nov. 21, 2017. Louisville was +14 in rebounding against Lipscomb for their highest margin on the glass this season and the largest overall since finishing +17 (44-27) against Virginia Tech on Feb. 24, 2018. The Cardinals are 6-2 this season when they outrebound their opponent. The Bisons were 23-for-65 from field (35.4), the second lowest for a Louisville opponent this season behind only the 25.0 percent (16-for-64) by Central Arkansas. Wednesday’s marked the fifth time this season the Cardinals have limited an opponent to less than 40 percent shooting from the field.PLAYER NOTES Nwora scored Louisville’s first 11 points of the game en route to earning his 18th career double-figure scoring game, including the ninth in 10 games this season. Nwora matched a season high with eight made field goals. With a trio of three-point baskets on Wednesday, Nwora has made three or more trifectas in five games this season, including each of the last three. The 13 rebounds more than doubled his previous rebounding high mark of six achieved on two occasions. Williams had 13 total rebounds in his last three games combined. Williams registered a career high eight field goal attempts, three more than his previous high. With his two three-point baskets, Williams matched his career high achieved against Seton Hall earlier this season. Wednesday’s outing marked the second double-figure scoring performance this season for Williams and the fifth of his collegiate career. Ryan McMahon had nine points, including one three-pointer. The junior has at least one three-point basket in eight of 10 games this season.Print Friendly Version Dwayne Sutton delivered his fourth double-figure scoring outing of the season and the seventh time in his two seasons with the Cardinals after totaling 14 points against Lipscomb. Sutton equaled season highs with nine rebounds and three assists on Wednesday. Story Links Malik Williams registered his first collegiate double-double after the sophomore finished with 10 points and a career-best 13 rebounds.last_img read more

Study shows slime molds have spatial memory

first_img PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen (—Biology researchers from the University of Sydney, working with colleagues from Paul Sabatier Université in Toulouse have found that the brainless slime mold Physarum polycephalum, is able to use its slime trail as a memory device. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describe how they used a baited trap to test the molds’ ability to navigate around an obstacle both when able to use its trail as a guide, and when its trail was disguised, to uncover how the mold uses the trail as a memory device. The research found that that a single-celled organism with no brain uses an external spatial memory to navigate through a complex environment. Credit: Tanya Latty Explore further Citation: Study shows slime molds have spatial memory (2012, October 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Play Plasmodium solving U-shaped trap problem on substrate of blank agar. Credit: PNAS. The key to solving the problem lies in how the mold moves around and in the makeup of the slime trail it leaves behind. P. polycephalum has several different parts, or areas that make up its body, each of which respond independently to its environment. The different parts expand and contract, pulsating at a certain rate depending on what is being experienced. Heat, food or light cause changes in the pulsation rate which differ from the rate of other parts of the molds’ body. These differences in pulsation rates are what cause the mold to move. As the mold moves, a layer of slime is deposited beneath its body to allow for sliding across surface material. Chemicals in the slime also cause changes in the pulsation rate, which accounts for how they can avoid treading on it.Suspecting that the mold was somehow using its slime trail as a memory device, the team ran two experiments involving traps. The first involved placing a mold in trap with a Y shaped obstacle with food placed at each end of the branch. When a slime mat was placed in the path between the mold and the food source, 39 out of 40 test slime went all the other way around to get at it.In the second experiment, the molds were placed in a trap where a U shaped obstacle was placed between the mold and a food source. As the molds made their way to the food, they were timed to see how long it took them to get around the obstacle. Two types of trials were run, the first was where the molds were allowed to move on a normal surface. In the second, the surface was covered with slime similar to that produced by the mold, preventing the mold from using it as a memory device. When the molds were allowed to use their trails, 96 percent of them reached the food within 120 hours. That number shrank to just 33 percent when left to navigate without use of their trail.These results indicate that P. polycephalum uses its slime trail as a memory device, the first example of that ability in an organism with no brain. Slime mold prefers sleeping pillscenter_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences P. polycephalum is a simple creature, made up of just one cell. It has no brain, nor neural system, yet is able to move about in its environment without retracing its steps. How it has been able to accomplish this feat has remained a mystery, until now. © 2012 More information: Slime mold uses an externalized spatial “memory” to navigate in complex environments, PNAS, Published online before print October 8, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1215037109AbstractSpatial memory enhances an organism’s navigational ability. Memory typically resides within the brain, but what if an organism has no brain? We show that the brainless slime mold Physarum polycephalum constructs a form of spatial memory by avoiding areas it has previously explored. This mechanism allows the slime mold to solve the U-shaped trap problem—a classic test of autonomous navigational ability commonly used in robotics—requiring the slime mold to reach a chemoattractive goal behind a U-shaped barrier. Drawn into the trap, the organism must rely on other methods than gradient-following to escape and reach the goal. Our data show that spatial memory enhances the organism’s ability to navigate in complex environments. We provide a unique demonstration of a spatial memory system in a nonneuronal organism, supporting the theory that an externalized spatial memory may be the functional precursor to the internal memory of higher organisms.Press release This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

One for the earth

first_img5 June is celebrated as World Environment Day. The date marks the day on which the United Nations Conference on Human Environment (the Stockholm Conference) began in 1972 when countries of the world came together to discuss global environmental issues for the first time.Respect for the environment has been an integral part of India’s glorious culture. The relationship between the earth and human beings has been likened to that between a mother and her child. From the Rig Veda to the Yagyavalkya Smriti, the ‘Panch Tatvas’ or the five elements are mentioned.  These are prithvi (earth), pavan (wind), jal (water), tej (solar energy) and nabh (sky). We are taught to live in harmony with the environment. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Environmental sustainability is also a moral issue. In this context, ‘I have been deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and his concept of ‘trusteeship’. This may be interpreted as the present generation acting as trustee for the future by enjoying the wealth of nature in a way that it benefits the next generation,’ says Jitendra Padam Jain- Curator of the show.  The choice in front of us is clear. Either we allow environmental degradation to continue unchecked or we take remedial steps to ensure happiness of the future generations. Government action alone is not the key to the environment changes that are required. No strength is mightier than people’s participation. It is the small steps we take in our daily lives that will make a big difference in the quest for an environment friendly planet. Through art, our show would highlight environmental awareness, and bring together all fraternities in working towards this cause. We should adopt a plant and nurture it to become a tree, as we do with our children.last_img read more

VIDEO Hero dog jumps into Long Island harbor to save baby deer

first_imgMark Freely was taking his golden retriever Storm for a walk along the harbor in Long Island, New York when, all of a sudden, Storm broke loose and plunged into the water.Storm had spotted a baby deer that was drowning in the water and jumped in to save the day. He dragged the little Bambi to shore and started to play with it. New BFF’s.Freely taped the entire incredible rescue. Good boy. Yes he is.last_img

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