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THESE ARE THE NEW MODELS TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS YEAR

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook In our Winter issue, FASHION editors rounded up the 100 people, products and experiences we think will blow up in 2019. It’s our inaugural Hot 100 Fuse List. From the workouts you’ll be doing, to the new designers and destinations you’ll see on your feed, this is your guide to being in the know this year. Here is our roundup of the faces you’ll be seeing on the catwalks. While pretty always gets you noticed, in 2019, models need more than looks to succeed—they need a spark.35: Grece Ghanem“I was shooting with my daughter in France at Place Vendôme, and there was a lady walking her dog who came by with her phone and said, ‘Is this you?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it is.’ And she said, ‘I follow you and I love you,’” recounts Ghanem. At 53, the personal trainer might seem an unlikely fashion influencer, but she is known for mixing high and low, contemporary and vintage.“I only add a few pieces to my wardrobe every season,” she says. “I don’t buy just to buy.” Instagrammers aren’t the only ones taking a liking to the long-legged, silver-haired beauty: Ghanem has worked with brands like Browns Shoes, Club Monaco, Reitmans and Sephora. What started out as a mother-daughter project (Cheyenne El-Khoury is the talent behind the lens) has propelled Ghanem into the limelight. Login/Register With: 37: Aleece WilsonHome: Windsor, Ont.You might know her… From her 2018 CAFA Fresh Face Award of the Year or for walking the runways of Alexander Wang, Tibi and Margiela. She has also appeared in Adidas and M.A.C campaigns.Spark: “The red hair and freckles are things I was bullied for, and now those are what get me jobs.”center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement But she’s not letting any of the hype go to her head. “The first thing I wanted from my Instagram was to tell women that no matter their age, they can make themselves visible,” she says. “They still exist.” — By Jacquleyn FrancisRADHIKA NAIR (PHOTOGRAPHY VIA IMAXTREE)36: Radhika NairHome: Kerala, IndiaYou might know her… For being the first Indian woman to walk in a Balenciaga runway show (Spring 2017). Nair also appears in the Hu Holi campaign for Adidas and was on the September 2018 Vogue India cover.Spark: “I have a responsibility to girls who haven’t seen a South Indian with their skin tone being called beautiful in mainstream media.”last_img read more

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Kosovo political engagement of minorities a key challenge Security Council told

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, stressed that the 15-member Council mission, which visited the area from 16 to 18 June, had succeeded in delivering “firm and balanced” messages that the UN and the international community were committed to protecting the rights of all communities, but that all Kosovars “must accept their share of the responsibility.” The Kosovo Albanians must respect the rights of the minority communities, and these communities must accept “the risk of participation,” he said. The mission had made clear that there was “no hidden agenda,” Mr. Guéhenno stressed at the outset of the debate, in which representatives of almost 20 countries took part. He said the international community was aiming to “take the process forward by establishing provisional self-government through the November elections and by creating a society in Kosovo that will be able to produce legitimate interlocutors for discussions on a final settlement.”There was a need to create confidence-building measures vis-à-vis the Kosovo Serb community in conjunction with the Yugoslav authorities, Mr Guéhenno said. The security situation was a key factor, as the Kosovo Serb community, in particular, continued “to suffer disproportionately from major crimes and ethnically motivated acts of intimidation.” read more

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Iraq UN envoy talks with neighbouring countries on latest developments

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi met in Kuwait City with Kuwaiti Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, briefing him on the UN’s role in promoting dialogue and reconciliation among Iraqis of different political and religious persuasions.Shaikh Nawaf Al-Sabah expressed his support to and appreciation of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) effort and pledged Kuwait’s continued support, a Mission statement said. Mr. Qazi discussed with Kuwaiti Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs Khalid Suleiman Al-Jararalla the results of a ministerial meeting held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, yesterday. The envoy’s meetings in Kuwait as well as his visit to Iran last week are the latest in a series of exchanges with Iraq’s neighbours that he has conducted since the spring. read more

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Mother beat baby to death after authorities failed to share information

first_imgRed flags were raised at the hospital after Brown had concealed her pregnancy in December 2014 and Jake was born at her home. The review found staff at Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Portsmouth, failed to “adequately convey” their concerns to children’s services which led to a delay in the assessment of the baby boy and his family. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Our review showed there were no major failings, all the agencies involved responded appropriately and promptly reacted to concerns. “This was a complex case, involving a criminal trial where a mother was prosecuted for murder. “We have made recommendations for improvements in sharing information between organisations.”As a result of the case all concealed pregnancies are now reported to children’s services.  Jake Long was just days old when he was killed by his mother  Credit:Solent News & Photo Agency  A later fuller report, including details that Brown had refused to engage with a midwife assessment, her depression and domestic abuse history, led to a social worker being allocated. But just nine days later Jake was dead. The review found when the mother and baby were visited at home eight times on dates between his birth on December 4 and death on December 19, “nothing remarkable was noted”. The review said during this time “at no point was the imminent risk to the baby apparent” and “professionals conducted their duties appropriately”. An earlier social services assessment of the family in 2013 after a domestic incident resulted in “no further action” but it lacked analysis and there was “missing information” from police and the GP.The report said support should have been put in place.Dr Richard John, Chair of the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board, said: “The death of a young baby in such distressing circumstances has been difficult for everyone involved, especially for the wider family who are still coming to terms with their loss.  “As an independent safeguarding board we look at the events surrounding an unexpected child death to identify whether anything could be done to prevent a similar case happening again.   A mother beat her baby to death after the authorities failed to share details of the ‘early signs of neglect’ in the family, a serious case review has found. In just 19 days,  Nicola Brown broke 17 of her newborn son Jake’s ribs before killing him with blow to the head. The mother, who was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life with a minimum term of 14-and-a-half years in 2016, was able to inflict the injuries despite being under the watch of social services and medical professionals.  A serious case review has now found that information about Jake Long’s parents, including details of alleged domestic abuse, were not widely shared between authorities.It said: “Early signs of neglect were not shared between professionals because no use was made of the current mechanism for doing so.”Individual agencies offered support to the parents but this was not coordinated.” Jake Long was just days old when he was killed by his mother last_img read more

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NTA awards contract worth €36 million for mobile ticketing app for public

first_imgNTA awards contract worth €3.6 million for mobile ticketing app for public transport The new app will initially be rolled out on Bus Éireann services. 20,463 Views Short URL Mar 30th 2019, 8:30 AM File photo Saturday 30 Mar 2019, 8:30 AM Image: Shutterstock/Tero Vesalainen THE NATIONAL TRANSPORT Authority (NTA) has awarded a contract worth €3.6 million for the development of a new mobile ticketing app that’ll allow public transport users to purchase and have their tickets on their phone.The app – which is initially earmarked to be rolled out on a number of Bus Éireann routes – would allow users to search for tickets on a route, purchase them and be able to present them for validation to be able to travel.It would be free to download and available on the Apple App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.Although there are no indicative timelines for when the app will be rolled out, the NTA has said it will eventually be deployed nationally “across multiple public transport operator services in Ireland”. The tickets available for sale through the app are likely to include “multi-operator and multi-modal tickets”. People will be required to register with the service and purchase tickets through it. The roll out of this mobile app will form part of the NTA’s wider plans for ticketing on transport operators in the future.It wants to create a system where people can travel across different modes of transport through what it calls an “account based ticketing” system.This account-based system will mean passengers don’t purchase physical tickets for their travel, but use their devices to purchase them and produce them when required, such as when an inspector is checking tickets or when boarding a service.Three companies submitted applications to win the tender, with the contract being awarded to UK-based company Cubic Transportation Systems.The total value of the contract is €3,608,434. center_img https://jrnl.ie/4565363 By Sean Murray 30 Comments Share6 Tweet Email4 File photo Image: Shutterstock/Tero Vesalainen Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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La bière était déjà appréciée en Provence il y a 2500 ans

first_imgLa bière était déjà appréciée en Provence il y a 2.500 ansDes archéologues ont découvert sur le site de Roquepertuse, dans les Bouches-du-Rhône, que nos ancêtres produisaient leur bière il y a 2.500 ans déjà.Les archéologues savaient déjà que nos ancêtres consommaient du vin. Mais ils ignoraient encore que les occupants de Roquepertuse, dans les Bouches-du-Rhône, produisaient également du malt et de la bière dès le Ve siècle avant Jésus-Christ. Les auteurs de l’étude publiée dans la revue en ligne Human Ecology indiquent que “l’exemple de Roquepertuse suggère que la bière était vraiment produite dans un cadre familial (…) Cela contribue à donner l’image d’une société qui utilisait un grand nombre de breuvages alcoolisés dont la bière, qui était probablement une tradition locale ancienne, et le vin, qui était au moins en partie lié aux contacts avec des colons méditerranéens”.À lire aussiLe pharaon Toutânkhamon n’était sans doute pas celui que l’on croitC’est en étudiant trois échantillons prélevés sur le site (au sol près d’un four, dans un contenant en céramique et dans un puits) que les archéologues du Centre de bio-archéologie et d’écologie de Montpellier ont découvert de l’orge germé. L’étude rapporte que cet orge avait été carbonisé au cours de la fabrication du malt, indique l’AFP. Le four servait probablement aux hommes de l’époque (l’âge de fer) pour sécher et griller les grains et stopper leur germination.D’après les fouilles, il semblerait que les Provençaux de l’époque aient employé les mêmes techniques que les brasseurs actuels pour fabriquer leur bière. Une fois l’orge trempé, ils l’étalaient au sol pour le faire germer, le séchait au four pour stopper le processus et finissaient par l’écraser à la meule. Le malt ainsi conçu restait à fermenter pour obtenir la bière.Le 15 juin 2011 à 20:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Neville Man United forwards should take inspiration from Liverpools attacking trio

first_imgManchester United legend Gary Neville reckons that the club’s forwards should attempt to emulate the example set by Liverpool‘s attacking trioAnthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku started up front for United in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea.A brace from Martial had put United in the lead after going a goal down due to Antonio Audiger’s 21st-minute opener.However, Ross Barkley’s last-gasp equaliser denied United all three points at Stamford Bridge.Speaking afterwards, Neville called for more consistency from the United attacking trio.“They need more from the front three, there’s so much talent there,” Neville told Sky Sports.“If you think of Lukaku, [Alexis] Sanchez, Martial and Rashford, they need more from them. I want to see more runs past Lukaku.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I want the two wide players, whoever they are – you see what Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah do for Liverpool, how they make those narrow runs inside.“I’m not saying they have to play narrow but wherever you start, you’ve got to end up in goalscoring positions more often and you’ve got to show that little bit of quality and composure in the final third.“I thought in the first half, there was an absolute gulf in the quality of the wide players – between Eden Hazard and Willian and Rashford and Martial – their understanding of the position and their adapting of their position on the pitch when the team were in possession, there were no runs in behind with intent, there was a lack of quality on the ball.“But in the second half, Martial gives you a glimpse. He shows you what he can do and Rashford does that as well but they’ve got to perform consistently.”United are now 10th in the Premier League table with 14 points from nine games.Jose Mourinho’s side will next face Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday at Old Trafford.last_img read more

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Conservative talk show host aims to repeal Anchorage LGBTQ law

first_imgA new citizen-sponsored initiative in Anchorage is seeking to repeal a recently passed anti-discrimination ordinance.Download AudioThe referendum would ask Anchorage voters whether or not they support a repeal of AO-96, the city measure adding protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s anti-discrimination laws.Referendum materials show conservative talk-show host Bernadette Wilson as the measure’s main sponsor.The potential ballot measure still needs to be reviewed by municipal attorneys to make sure it meets legal standards, according to Deputy Clerk Amanda Moser.“From there the contact person gathers signatures, and the signatures are based on voter turn out in the previous mayoral regular election, and that’s 10 percent of voters,” Moser said by phone Tuesday. “So that’s 5,754 voters.”Those signatures will need to be gathered by January 11th if the measure is to go before voters on the April 5th election.The ordinance passed in September by a vote of 9-to-2 in the city’s Assembly. In a 2012 ballot measure, however, Anchorage voters opted to remove such provisions from the city’s code.last_img read more

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Major climate report warns of rapid change potential tipping points

first_imgMendenhall Glacier, in Juneau, is retreating. The report says it’s “very likely” that human activities have contributed to sea ice loss, glacier mass loss and the decline of snow extent in the Northern Hemisphere. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)Climate change is happening, we’re the cause, and Alaska will feel it first.Listen nowThose are some of the conclusions of a sweeping report out Friday from 13 federal agencies and outside climate scientists.The report was released by the Trump administration, even though it contradicts the position of President Trump and many of his top officials.Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist at Texas Tech University and a lead author on the report. She said the bottom line is pretty simple.“This report is a huge, 600-plus page document that can be summarized in just one sentence,” Hayhoe said. “Climate is changing, humans are responsible, the risks are real, and the window of time to fix this thing is narrowing fast.”The Climate Science Special Report, as it’s called, is part of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, a study looking at impacts across the U.S. and required by law every four years.Hayhoe said the report confirms, once again, that burning fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide and other emissions that are warming the planet. The report says we are now living through the warmest period “in the history of modern civilization.” And it says it’s “extremely likely” that human activities are the “dominant cause” of that warming – adding “there is no convincing alternative explanation.”Hayhoe said, if anything, the report suggests things are worse than expected.“Much of the new science that we’ve seen coming out in the last few years, is suggesting that things are changing faster and to a greater extent than we thought,” Hayhoe said, pointing to evidence that the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting, and sea levels rising, faster than expected.Hayhoe said one thing in particular keeps her and other scientists up at night: the question of tipping points. They worry that if we cross certain thresholds, it could create vicious cycles, driving more warming and pushing the climate into totally unpredictable territory.“With these tipping points, we can’t put a number on them, just like you can’t put a specific number on how many cigarettes you can smoke before you develop lung problems,” Hayhoe said. “But what we can say absolutely is, the further and faster we push the earth’s climate away from its natural state, the greater the risk that we will hit one or more of these tipping points.”The report includes a full chapter on Alaska and the Arctic. It confirms that scientists are confident the region has warmed more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and that climate change is melting glaciers, accelerating the loss of sea ice, and thawing permafrost.The report also suggests that changes in the Arctic could affect weather around the globe. But scientists don’t yet understand those dynamics well enough to make predictions.Hayhoe said the good news is that there are solutions out there, like the faster-than-expected adoption of renewable energy.“Things are happening all around the world, we’re moving in the right direction,” Hayhoe said. “But as a climate scientist, I know that we have to not just keep on moving in that direction, we have to do more and faster to avoid the really serious and even dangerous impacts.”last_img read more

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MASSIVE Shoaib Akhtar predicts future of India in World Cup 2019

first_imgFormer Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has backed the Indian team to go all the way and lift the World Cup. Akhtar, who has been very vocal on his YouTube channel right through the World Cup, has said that he wanted the trophy to come back to the subcontinent and hence, backed India to go all the way and get the title.India face New Zealand in the semi-finals as OId Trafford, Manchester and Akhtar believes that the Kiwis will not be able to take the pressure of a knockout match.”New Zealand can’t take pressure. I hope they don’t choke this time. But I really want the World Cup to stay in the subcontinent and I think, I will back India all the way,” Akhtar said on his Youtube channel. Virat Kohli, Rohit SharmaTwitter/Cricket World CupRohit Sharma, has been in phenomenal form right through the World Cup, and he smashed his 5th century of the tournament. He will, thus, hold the key when India take on New Zealand. Akhtar praised the right-hander’s timing and his understanding of the game. He also spoke about KL Rahul and the importance of him getting a century before the crunch game.’Rohit’s understanding of the game is superb’ Rohit Sharma scored another hundred in this match for IndiaTwitter/ICC”Rohit Sharma has great timing and shot selection. His understanding of the game is also superb. KL Rahul also got his ton which is a good thing,” added Akhtar.After the win against Sri Lanka, captain Virat Kohli said that his side has all bases covered and they are confident ahead of the clash with New Zealand. He also said that they do not focus on opponents, but, instead, look to perform according to their own strengths and better their game at all times.”Really proud and happy of our team. Most amazing team to be a part of. It is really a honour to play for India. More or less everything is set. But we don’t want to be one dimensional, I think the team that is more flexible on the day has more chances of executing what they want to. Obviously, the dimensions and the pitches we play on will matter a lot, so we need a good balance in the side,” the skipper said after the match.Speaking about his innings, Rohit Sharma said that he never thinks about scoring hundreds and achieving records. Instead, he focuses on putting his head down and getting his side over the line.”Not thinking about all these kind of milestones. I know if I play well all these things will happen along the way. My job is to keep my head straight and get my team to the finishing line,” the opener said after the match.last_img read more

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WATCH Dealing With Mental Health PostHarvey With Dr Avian Tisdale

first_imgDealing with mental health issues after Harvey can be difficult.In a live interview with Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty, Dr. Avian Tisdale of Avenue 360 Health & Wellness explained on Thursday how to deal with stress and emotions as a result of the hurricane.Recovery efforts for Harvey aren’t limited to physical things, Dr. Tisdale said,  and now people are more likely to need access to mental health services. Mental health issues around post-Harvey can arise whether Houstonians are dealing with the loss of a loved one, possessions, or a change to one’s routine as a result of the effects of the storm. Sharelast_img read more

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Harvard Black Culture Awards to Honor Kaepernick Chappelle

first_imgThe Associated PressFormer NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to Black history and culture, the university announced Sept. 27.All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Oct. 11 by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard.Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (l) and comedian Dave Chappelle (r) are being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to Black history and culture. (AP Photos)“The medal honors those who have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture, and more broadly, individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights in an increasingly global and interconnected world,” the Hutchins Center said.Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, created a firestorm when he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice. He has more recently been the centerpiece of an advertising campaign by Nike.He has donated and helped raise millions of dollars for organizations fighting social injustice, and founded the Know Your Rights Camp.Chappelle is a writer and producer who has appeared in several movies, hosted his own show on Comedy Central and earned a Grammy and two Emmys.The other honorees are Kenneth Chenault, chairman and a managing director of General Catalyst; Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Pamela Joyner, founder of Avid Partners, LLC; psychologist and author Florence Ladd; Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; and artist Kehinde Wiley.“Emerging from a variety of backgrounds and professions, each represents the quest for knowledge, freedom of expression, and pursuit of truth that are foundational to black history and culture, and that were foundational to Du Bois as a thinker and activist,” said Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the Hutchins Center.last_img read more

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Search For Gay Genes Comes Up Shor

first_imgSearch For ‘Gay Genes’ Comes Up Short In Large… Christopher Furlong by NPR News Richard Harris 8.29.19 4:03pm A huge new study finds a faint hint of genetic variation that may be linked to same-sex behavior. The study broadly reinforces the observation that both biology and a person’s environment influence sexuality, but the results reveal very little about that biology.”It doesn’t explain a lot, but it’s at least a first step,” says Melinda Mills, a sociologist at Oxford University who was not involved in the study.The research is the latest effort in a decades-long quest to understand the inherited component of sexuality. Studies find that close siblings are more likely to share their sexual orientation, which suggests a genetic link. Previous quests for genes linked to sexuality have been unconvincing.The latest research, published in Science, involves nearly half a million middle-aged people from Britain who volunteered to donate blood samples and answer questionnaires for a project called the UK Biobank. Scientists paired that data with information from tens of thousands of people of European ancestry who volunteered to answer sex-related questions for the U.S. genetic-testing company 23andMe. The study didn’t focus on a person’s sexual identity or desires. Instead, “what we really focus on is behavior,” says co-author Benjamin Neale, a geneticist and data scientist at the Broad Institute.The scientists looked at genetic variants in people who said they had had at least one sex partner of the same sex and compared those to variants in people who said they had not had same-sex encounters. That provides a limited view of sexuality, because a single encounter doesn’t define a person’s sexuality. The study looked through millions of genetic variants to see if any significant differences appeared. It identified just five variants that stood out, out of the millions analyzed.The most important conclusion is that “they represent very, very, very small effects,” Neale says. “Together, the five variants account for much less than 1% of the variability in the traits that we’re looking at.”That means the scientists found virtually nothing in common among the people who reported having at least one same-sex experience in their lifetime. And the results reveal little if anything about the biology that might underlie these genetic variants.Using another technique to analyze the data, the authors say genes could still influence 8% to 25% of the behavior they studied. But the effect of any individual genetic variant is so faint that, even in a sample of half a million people, it’s impossible to tease out anything about them.One obvious conclusion from these results is that nobody is going to come up with a blood test to predict these sexual behaviors.”Individual-level prediction is effectively an impossibility,” Neale says.Co-authors of the study include Andrea Ganna, of the Broad Institute and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, as well as researchers from 23andMe, including J. Fah Sathirapongsasuti. The three spoke at a telephone news conference arranged by Science to highlight the results, which had been discussed last fall at a scientific meeting. In consultation with representatives of the LGBTQ community, they also created a website to explain the findings.Mills, the Oxford University sociologist, wrote a commentary to accompany the paper. In an interview, she said the study is further evidence that previous reports of a “gay gene” on the X chromosome are wrong. And because the researchers didn’t find gene variants that correlated with a gradient of sexual behavior, she says, it undercuts Alfred Kinsey’s decades-old scale, which ranked people on a spectrum of sexuality, from exclusively heterosexual to exclusively homosexual.Mills was intrigued to see that of the five variants that the study highlighted, two appeared in both men and women, two were only in men and one was only in women.”It looks like there’s something different driving women and men,” she says, “and I think that just means there’s a lot more to be examined in terms of women’s sexuality. And that’s really been underresearched.”But the findings are not strong. Studies like this that seek to link genetic patterns to behaviors or disease commonly find dozens if not hundreds of genetic variants, which typically explain far more than the fraction of a percent of the variance that this study found. That leaves Cecile Janssens, a professor of epidemiology at Emory University, puzzled about why this study was even published.”I don’t think they found anything that is worth reporting,” she says.She notes that findings like this should be replicated in different populations. But in this case, only three of the five genetic variants showed up in a separate sample the scientists examined, “so two of them didn’t replicate at all.” (Janssens has a more detailed critique of the paper, which she plans to post online this weekend.)The findings may not apply to different races, different age groups or places with different cultural norms that influence decisions about sexual partners.Neale acknowledges that their broad conclusion about the degree of genetic influence on sexual behavior only applies to the particular group of people they studied.”I do think that we’ve done a good job,” he says, “but there’s no absolute guarantee that it will turn up elsewhere.”Perhaps an even larger and more diverse study would shed more light on these questions, but pulling together a study like that would be an enormous challenge.You can reach NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris at rharris@npr.org.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more

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Kolkata has changed for the better in the last 5 years Srabani

first_imgAce Rabindrasangeet exponent Srabani Sen had only one choice when she was 18, taking up music as a full-time career or getting married. She chose the former. Schooled at Patha Bhavan in South Kolkata, Sen studied Geography at the Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College which is affiliated to the Calcutta University. Thereafter, she started as a journalist for a Bengali magazine before opting for a full-time career in music. Today, she has over 45 solo albums to her credit and is actively engaged in performing her genre of Tagore’s music all over the world.   Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSen is the daughter of noted Rabindrasangeet exponent, Sumitra Sen, and is the younger sister of another acclaimed singer, Indrani Sen. In 2000, she was awarded the BFJA award for the best female playback singer for her soulful rendition of the song, ‘Amala Dhabala Paaley Legeche’ in director Rituparno Ghosh’s film, Utsab. Sen continues to sing in Bengali films and television serials, the latest playback song being for Kamaleshwar Mukherjee’s Khawto. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe singer was flooded with offers from premier recording companies after Utsab and within a short span of time, she turned out to be one of the most commercially viable Rabindrasangeet singers of the present generation. Her album ‘Bhalobasha Kare Koy’ (2003) topped the charts in leading music retail outlets for over two years. Sen was invited to perform at Rabindra Mela, New Jersey, USA in 2003 followed by her phenomenal success at Doha, Qatar as the first singer to have performed Rabindrasangeet. In 2005,she was once again invited by Bangamela, Chicago, USA. Sen also performed at NABC, Detroit 2007, Bangla Utsab, Canada. Her performances in Brisbane, Sydney during her Australia tour in 2010 proved to be a success. It was in 2010 that she officially launched her choir, ‘Sphulingo’, comprising a bunch of  youthful voices in the arena of Rabindrasangeet. She has directed her disciples in Kaushik Ganguly’s internationally acclaimed Arekti Premer Golpo, Rituparno Ghosh’s Chokher Baali where she also worked as a choir director. Here’s a freewheeling chat on what makes Srabani Sen such a popular singer:Tell us about your childhood…My sister Indrani Sen and I grew up in an environment steeped in music. I studied in Patha Bhaban and took up Music as my additional subject in Class XI and Class XII. After completing my Madhyamik Examination, I got admitted in the music school “Geetabitan” to train in Rabindrasangeet. The course was for five years. It is here that I fell in love with Tagore’s songs.  The Geetabitan style of rendering Rabindrasangeet was unique – it was filled with emotion but the pronunciation was clear. Earlier my mother too nurtured my taste in music and I have imbibed her style of rendition. How did you come into the world of stage performances?When my father passed away in 1990 mother gave me two options – get married or be serious about music. I chose music. In 1992, my first music cassette, ‘Amar ekti Katha’ – was launched by Atlantic. Then there was a huge stage show, where I performed along with Kabir Suman and Argha Sen. There was no looking back.What was your experience of working with Rituparno Ghose for the film Utsab like?I was working with Debojyoti Mishra and Rituparno Ghose for my song in Utsab. In fact, Rituda was very affectionate towards me. He would often call up and ask, which song is suitable for a particular situation in a film. He has also used a  number of my students as playback voice in his films. Which other film songs have you lent your voice to after Utsab?After Utsab I have sung in Hemanter Pakhi, Swapner Pheriwala, Abar Byomkesh , Sanjhbatir Rupkathara, Dekha, Kalbela and Mrs Sen. I have sung in many Bengali soaps as well. I have recently done playback for a Bengali film, Khawto.Please tell me about your plans for your music schoolSrabani Sen Music Academy is now spreading its wings outside Kolkata. We have eight branches now, including Burdwan and Konnagar since 2014. We recently had an annual show on September 18 where 450 students were on stage. On that occasion, we staged two skits, ‘Shei Ami’ and ‘Srabaner Gaan’. It is a misconception that the younger generation does not like Rabindrasangeet. It is still very popular.You are one of most popular singers of the city. Do you think the city has changed after the Trinamool Congress Government came to power in 2011?Yes, and I think it has done Kolkata a lot of good. Kolkata is a lot cleaner these days and journey by road has become far more comfortable, thanks to the swanky new flyovers and wider roads. I often travel to the smaller cities of Bengal for my performances and my road journeys have become easier. Would you like to give any message for young and talented artistes?It is very important to find the right guru who will show you the correct path. Also, when you find one, don’t be in a hurry to become a star. Stardom will come in its own sweet time.What kind of music do you like listening to?I love listening to classical instrumental music. Sarod, sitar and santoor are pleasing on the ears. Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma is my favourite.last_img read more

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Is Mozillas new DNS feature really dangerous

first_imgIs Mozilla’s new DNS feature really dangerous? by Martin Brinkmann on August 05, 2018 in Firefox – 71 commentsA story on the Ungleich blog claims that Mozilla integrating two new DNS related security and privacy features into Firefox is dangerous.The two features discussed in the opinion piece, DNS over HTTPS and Trusted Recursive Resolver are available in Nightly builds of the web browser currently.We talked about DNS over HTTPS when Mozilla revealed it to the public back in March 2018 and published a guide to enable DNS over HTTPS in Firefox.DNS is used to convert host names and domain names to IP addresses. The request is sent to a server which returns the IP address so that the connection can be established.Firefox uses the default system DNS service by default which often is provided by the Internet Service Provider unless it has been changed by the user or an administrator.With DNS over HTTPS and Trusted Recursive Resolver enabled, Firefox would use the DNS service configured in the browser and not the one on the system anymore.The author of the article identified two core issues with the implementation:That the system is not opt-in but opt-out.That a third-party, in the case of the current implementation Cloudflare, gets access to all DNS requests of all Firefox users (based on 1)While it is certainly true that Mozilla would like to enable the functionality for all of its users eventually, it is not the case right now.The feature is only available in Firefox Nightly at the time of writing. Nightly is a development version of Firefox that gets multiple updates every week; it is not intended for production environments and features that land in Nightly may or may not land in Firefox Stable.It is true that Mozilla runs a Shield study but it is opt-in according to Mozilla. It is possible that the whole system won’t be opt-in when (if) it is launched in Firefox Stable.Mozilla signed a deal with Cloudflare for the test. Cloudflare agreed to even stronger privacy terms. There is no indication that Cloudflare will be the sole provider (or a provider at all) that Mozilla works with when it is launched in Firefox Stable.If that would be the case, it would certainly be problematic from several points of view:Single point of failure: if Cloudflare goes down, down goes the ability to browse the Internet.Cloudflare is a U.S. company and a third-party.Closing WordsNightly is not Firefox Stable and it should be clear that Nightly’s main purpose is to test new features and changes. While it may be possible at times to look at features that Mozilla plans to move to Firefox Stable, it is sometimes not that easy and it appears that this is the case with DNS over HTTPS and Mozilla’s test that it run on the Nightly channel.It would certainly be an issue if Mozilla decided to include the feature in Firefox Stable and make it opt-out and use Cloudflare as the sole company to provide DNS lookups. I think that it is very unlikely that this is going to happen as it would open a can of worms.It is already possible to run custom DNS over HTTPS servers and Firefox’s current implementation allows custom addresses to be used.In other words: it is too early to come to a conclusion.Now You: What is your take on this?SummaryArticle NameIs Mozilla’s new DNS feature really dangerous?DescriptionMozilla’s plan to integrate DNS over HTTPS and Trusted Recursive Resolver: the integration has created bit of a controversy.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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London experiences boom in budget hotel growth as developments move Ea

first_imgLondon & Partners London experiences boom in budget hotel growth as developments move EastLondon experiences boom in budget hotel growth as developments move EastMore than half of the 18,000 hotel rooms that have opened in London since 2012 have been in the budget sector, while 33 per cent of the 7,000 rooms due for completion this year will be in the same sector. The ‘London Hotel Development Monitor’, which is launched today, shows that low-cost hotels now make up 20 per cent of the total room stock across the city.Traditionally investment in hotels in London has focused around central areas, however, today’s report by property consultant JLL and London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional company, shows that high rents and values in the West End are leading to the expansion of traditional boundaries.New infrastructure improvements and a booming digital economy has created a “Knowledge Corridor” that stretches from Bloomsbury to Paddington, taking in Fitzrovia and North of Oxford Street.  Hotel activity is increasing as these areas grow, with Premier Inn opening another hotel on Tottenham Court Road this year and US-based hotel operator Standard International opening its first hotel in 2018 in the former Camden Town Hall.Shoreditch has also become a hotspot for hotel development due to building availability and lower costs compared to more central locations with new hotels including Z Hotels and Nobu Hotel Shoreditch opening up. During 2016, a further 800 rooms are expected to be added to the area.The report shows that London dominates investment across Europe’s hotel sector with the capital attracting 36 per cent of total investment.Gordon Innes, Chief Executive of London & Partners said: “The hotel industry is a vital part of London’s booming tourism economy, which is now worth 36 billion pounds and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs, many of which are widely accessible. As more and more visitors come and explore our great city, it’s encouraging to see the hotel sector growing and bringing exciting new developments to visitors.”Graham Craggs, Managing Director in JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, commented: “2015 was an exceptionally strong year in terms of hotel transactions in London. Activity will remain high in 2016 and we expect the trend will shift towards single asset transactions. Underlying market fundamentals continue to be positive and the outlook for hotel performance in London is good.”The GLA 2015 London plan seeks to achieve 40,000 net additional hotel rooms by 2036. New hotel development is being encouraged within the City of London, Westminster, the Eastern edge of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC), Southern parts of Camden, Islington, the ‘city fringe’ edges of Hackney and Tower Hamlets; and the Northern parts of Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth.About London & PartnersLondon & Partners is the official promotional company for London. We promote London and attract businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to the capital. Our aims are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth.London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.London & Partners is the official promotional company for London. We promote London and attract businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to the capital. Our aims are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.London & Partners Limited is registered in England and Wales under No: 7493460. Registered office 6th Floor, 2 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RRThis email and the information it contains are confidential. If you have received this email in error please notify us immediately. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this email, London & Partners does not guarantee its accuracy or that factual errors have not occurred. Except where this email is sent in the usual course of business, the views expressed in this email are those of the sender. London & Partners accepts no responsibility for any indirect damage or loss suffered by reason of inaccuracy or incorrectness of the information in this email.For full details of our privacy policy please click here www.londonandpartners.com/about-us/privacy Source = London & Partnerslast_img read more

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Australia welcomes record arrivals from India

first_imgTourism Australia’s arrival statistics for May 2016 revealed the highest ever visitation in any given month from India to Australia. 27,400 tourists from India visited Australia during the peak school holiday period, an increase of 18% vis-à-vis May 2015, signifying Australia’s rising popularity as a leisure holiday destination amongst outbound Indian travellers.Total arrivals for the year ended May 2016 were recorded at 238,000, an increase of eight percent relative to the same period last year, making India the 9th largest inbound market for arrivals to Australia. A majority of Indian tourists (67%) visited Australia for the purpose of leisure. The average spend for Indian visitors increased by 10% to A$ 5,215. In addition, the average length of stay for all visitors from India was recorded at 65 nights, with a 47% repeat visitation.Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager- India & Gulf, Tourism Australia, said, “It is a significant and momentous occasion for Tourism Australia to see such a great response from the Indian market. Our marketing activities in collaboration with our key distribution and airline partners, with an increased thrust on digital initiatives, improved air connectivity between the two countries, stability of the Australian dollar, introduction of the pilot electronic lodgement of visa applications program, have been key factors in boosting travel to Australia. By 2025, we expect India to be among the top five markets for Tourism Australia.”The Tourism Forecasting Committee (TFC) is estimating 245,000 visitors from India for July 2015 – June 2016, a 12% increase over 2014-15. Arrivals from India are expected to perform well with an average annual financial year growth rate of 7.2% through to the financial year 2021-22.last_img read more

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first_imgRose McGowan cancels ‘Brave’ book tour due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ TORONTO – Rose McGowan has cancelled the rest of her book tour for her new memoir “Brave.”A publicist for HarperCollins Canada Ltd., issued the news on Friday.McGowan was scheduled to visit Toronto on Monday to promote the book as well as her new E network docuseries “Citizen Rose.”HarperCollins said that’s now been “cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances” and that she “has cancelled the duration of her book tour.”The memoir from the artist, activist and former actress details her sexual assault allegation against fallen producer Harvey Weinstein.Weinstein issued a statement Wednesday that quoted an alleged email from McGowan’s former manager, saying that the actress had spoken of a consensual encounter with him.Weinstein is accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.McGowan also issued a statement Wednesday saying that his remarks were part of an ongoing effort to “smear” her.— With files from The Associated Press by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 2, 2018 1:03 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Rose McGowan poses for a portrait in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, to promote her book “Brave.” Rose McGowan has cancelled the rest of her book tour for her new memoir “Brave.”THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Taylor Jewell/Invision last_img read more

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is up there in terms of talent and if he goes on like this Srikanth will end up as one of the most successful men’s singles badminton players in the world But what is the 24-year-old really like In this exclusive interview TS Sudhir catches a candid Srikanth talking about feeling lazy in the morning what he thinks about coach and mentor Pullela Gopichand and why he dislikes shooting for ads Edited excerpts follow: India’s Kidambi Srikanth and his parents pose with his medal before a press conference at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad on Tuesday AP Two Sundays two titles Sundays have become a working day for you (Laughs) But for making it work on Sunday I have to work through the week especially from Wednesday But while at the Denmark Open and French Open you had an easy Sunday outing the road to the finals was tough in both events Yes Only Wednesday and Sunday was easy in both tournaments Thursday Friday and Saturday were tough days When one looks at you playing in these big-ticket Superseries tournaments doing India proud you seem rather cool for the occasion You don’t seem to get carried away by the magnitude of the occasion I do not show much emotion I prefer to absorb it I used to scream a lot during my junior days Now if I do it I will lose control over myself So I prefer to control myself You must be aware that when you are playing millions of Indians are glued to their TV sets gasping at every move of yours marvelling at the audacity of your smashes Does the thought put pressure on you the burden of expectations No I do not think of all those things I am focused only on what I need to execute on court Give us a sense of what you do in the last ten minutes before you step on court after you have finished with the warm-up stretches and practice Any meditation to help you concentrate No I do not do any meditation It is the routine of warming up stretches and practice in the same arena to get a feel of how things are How do you then shut off the pressure I do not read any news I do not follow social media in between a tournament I am that kind of guy People ask me to tweet and post about myself but that is the toughest thing for me to do So I prefer to be away from any form of social media Only after the match is over do I post something on it That’s all Your smashes are a treat to watch You played a very aggressive game in the finals of the French Open Are you naturally an aggressive person No I am not I do not have an attitude I do not try to intimidate the opponent My entire focus is to take control of the situation I have known Pullela Gopichand for 20 years and you sound so much like him when you say that If you talk about comparison I would say Gopi Sir is far more sincere than me Everything that I read about him or what people tell me about him I think he was just too sincere Define ‘sincere’ For instance if a diet is prescribed I may break it after a week or so He will not He is so disciplined about anything that will affect his game Earlier I have seen you start your morning session with Gopi at 4:30 am now your day begins with an 8:30 am session Are there days when you feel extreme reluctance in going to the academy (Laughs) Definitely yes I do feel lazy about getting up I am lazy If I say I am not my friends who will read this interview will know I am lying So when you on those days drag yourself to the court is it because of fear of the coaches or a sense that you have to do this Half of it is because of the fear of the coaches Half of it is with the feeling that I have to somehow finish it off for the day I may not be 100 percent focused during the session but finish it off The advantage is that now with a comparatively late start I get an extra two hours of sleep Which means 95 percent of the days I am actually okay with getting up and going to the academy How dependent are you on the coaches sitting by the side when you are on court Are there things they tell you which you fail to notice during the match I have an idea of what is happening during a match But during the break it is good to hear another perspective Obviously coaches will see it differently Also when you are down by five or six points different ideas help you Have there been occasions perhaps not so in 2017 when you have been on a roll when coaches have scolded you for not implementing the plan that was discussed before the match Oh yes Before the match they would have asked me not to smash but I may still go ahead and do it hoping to get an extra point and in the process hit into the net So yes you do get told off sternly Unlike in the past when Gopi would most often travel alone or just with a coach now it is a huge Indian contingent that travels together How do you deal with it when you lose or win against a fellow sparring partner Like you lost to Sai Praneeth in the final in Singapore Open you defeated HS Prannoy in Paris at the French Open Does it affect interpersonal relationships Not really We all know one has to lose and there can be only one winner Off court relationships do not get affected by what happens on court We cannot be angry or fight over that We are friends forever In the entire contingent it is one or two players who emerge victorious Is there then an imbalance in terms of emotional quotient A few would be happy others won’t be It is not as easy as you make it sound to be because obviously everyone wants to win Somehow all of us have got used to enjoying each other’s success That is the way it is This is a question that has been asked to you many times in the last couple of days What does being World No 2 or 3 mean to you It is good to be up there but I am not running behind them Do you get mobbed especially at airports now Sometimes yes but not much How do you handle female attention (Chuckles) I do not go out much There is no time Monday to Saturday we are busy with practise and Sunday is the only rest day when I just prefer to relax And I know your parents do not treat Srikanth as a champion just another son Does that too ensure you don’t get carried away by the success Yes I prefer it to be simple too You do recognise that Kidambi Srikanth is now a huge brand How do you deal with Srikanth the brand Is shooting for an ad more tough than playing a final Shooting for an ad is very tough I am far more comfortable playing a match Like when they make me shoot for the PBL ads Very difficult They asked me to show the same emotion I had when I won the Australian Open Now at that time because of the pressure I had a certain emotion How can I replicate it We are not actors Where do you see Kidambi Srikanth five years from now (Laughs) Five years is a long time I am not even thinking of the next 12 months I can at best take one or two months at a time Sydney: Australian senator Fraser Anning on Wednesday compared Muslims with "poisonous jelly beans" following his "racist" maiden speech in the Senate seeking immigration restrictions based on race Anning from the conservative Katter’s Australian Party advocated a return to White Australia policy and called for migration bans on Muslims in his speech in Parliament on Tuesday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joined other politicians and community leaders in criticizing the Queensland Senator for suggesting a "final solution" (the phrase that refers to a plan hatched by Nazis to annihilate the Jews) to the immigration "problem" File image of Australian senator Fraser Anning AP Turnbull said Anning made "a shocking insult to the memory" of those murdered in the Holocaust Following his controversial speech Anning targeted Muslims once again in an interview to a Sydney talkback radio "Look if you can tell me which ones are not going to cause us harm then fine that’d be great But unfortunately if you have a jar of jelly beans and three of them are poisonous you’re not going to try any of them" he told Alan Jones of radio 2GB while referring to Muslims Anning insisted that Muslims should be stopped from entering Australia "I’m afraid that the Muslims as a group there’s going to be three or four or five percent that are going to mean us harm "Because I can’t tell who’s who I think the safest thing for Australians is that we don’t have any of them" he said Earlier in his Parliament speech Anning said: "The record of Muslims who have already come to this country in rates of crime welfare dependency and terrorism is the worst of any migrants and vastly exceeds any other immigrant groups "We have black African Muslim gangs terrorising Melbourne We have Islamic State-sympathizing Muslims trying to go overseas to fight for it While all Muslims are not terrorists certainly all terrorists these days are Muslims" he said while urging for a plebiscite to decide who enters Australia Several Australian parliamentarians denounced the speech as "disgraceful" and called on Anning to apologize for his choice of words Muslim MP Anne Aly said that the Queensland Senator deliberately used "neo-Nazi white supremacist terminology" "That was a deliberate use of a heinous word that brings back so many painful memories and sets a precedent for the future of our country that we need to stand up and stop it" said a tearful Aly in Parliament "I’m tired of fighting I’m tired of having to stand up against hate against vilification time and time again" said Aly Besides Muslims Anning also targeted international students as he asked for an "end to Australian-job-stealing 457 visas" and "force international students to return to their country of origin once they finish their education" He also sought the number of student visas to be cut drastically India is the second largest source of international students after China $799 The entire cookbook in one app for less than what youd buy the physical cookbook for (though we love the thing so much we think you should have a physical copy too) The app version includes in-recipe timers so that you can set them as you follow along the ability to search by theme (like "Drinks" "Egg Dishes" and "Brunch Lunch or Supper Recipes") and detailed informational asides that you can click into (see: "About Cooking Fish") Create menus and shopping lists convert measurements and toggle between recipes thanks to the same iconic red bookmarks youll find in the physical cookbook Why we love it: It’s just as much as a classic as the phsycial book is but with the added resource of being able to search digitally for whatever you’re looking for Also: The app will also speak the recipe to you and you can speak backso you dont have to touch the screen while youre trussing a duck or rolling out dough (And if you get lost there’s a handy built-in guide that will teach you exactly how to use the app)It was a success story that Japan sorely needed: a young talented and beautiful researcher developed a cheap and simple way to grow versatile stem cells The discovery promised to usher in a new age of regenerative medicine validated Japan as a leader in scientific research and demonstrated that even in a male-dominated society women could excel when given a chance Alas it may have been too good to be true Intrigued by researcher Haruko Obokatas breakthrough other scientists tried but failed to replicate her results Peer-review websites accused her of falsifying data and doctoring images and supervisors were accused of lax management Obokata 30 was forced to retract her scientific papers and the government-sponsored research center where she worked launched a formal investigation The matter took a darker turn this week when Obokatas supervisor and mentor Yoshiki Sasai a noted scientist in his own right was found hanging from a stairway railing at his office In farewell letters found at his desk Sasai reportedly apologized for the turmoil but urged Obokata to continue her work and to prove her detractors wrong Sasais death cast a pall over the controversy But in a nation where suicide does not carry the same stigma as in some Western countries there has been a certain degree of sympathy if not outright approval "This is seen in some respects as an honorable way out of a shameful and devastating turn of events: A highflyer brought low by an underlings mistakes seeking to atone for and expunge the shame" says Jeffrey Kingston a professor of Asian studies at Tokyo’s Temple University-Japan "This touches a chord of sympathy and understanding in Japan" Sasai was a noted stem-cell scientist and deputy director of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe part of a national research system that receives roughly $1 billion a year in government support and is part of an ambitious effort to boost scientific research throughout Japan The 52-year-old was not directly involved in Obokatas research but had helped recruit her and supervised the research papers that were published in the British journal Nature in January But whether Sasais death generates sympathy for Obokata or the rest of Japans scientific community remains to be seen Obokata burst onto the scene in late January with the publication of the Nature papers of which she was the lead author Those studies claimed to have found a new way of creating stem cells dubbed stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency or STAP Such cells could be used to create new tissue with potential for treating illnesses like Alzheimers heart disease and stroke Poised and photogenic Obokata was an instant hit with Japans frenetic media mainstream and social alike Here after all was a different kind of scientist Even in the lab Obokata flashed stylish clothes false eyelashes and fashionable hairstyles She eschewed the usual white lab coat in favor of a traditional housewife’s kappogi (a gift from her grandmother she explained) and had the walls of her lab painted pink and yellow and decorated with cartoon characters Even Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who has made "womenomics" a key plinth of his economic revival package noticed He commended Obokata’s apparent achievement from the floor of Japans Parliament and vowed to build “a country where the women are the brightest in the world” But it didnt take long for doubts to surface Peer-review websites noticed oddities and discrepancies in Obokatas research Attempts to replicate her findings failed By mid-February RIKEN had launched an internal investigation In April officials charged Obokata with fabricating data doctoring images and borrowing descriptions from other research papers Meanwhile discrepancies were found in the research of other leading scientists though none with the public profile of Obokata In an excruciating four-hour press conference televised live by many of Japans major networks a tearful Obokata struggled to maintain her composure She admitted errors in her research papers but maintained they were innocent mistakes that did not affect the final results STAP cells were real she insisted She has remained on the staff at RIKEN but has maintained a low profile refusing interviews In July RIKEN officials announced that she would be allowed to take part in a five-month experiment designed to discover once and for all whether her initial findings were real Other researchers and video cameras would monitor her work officials said The RIKEN affair has been watched closely by Japans scientific community which has produced its share of Nobel Prizes but is often viewed as insular and underperforming "One thing that should not be lost in all this is that Japan produces outstanding science" says Jonathan Dorfan a former director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center at Stanford University and now president of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan "People in the scientific community here are paying attention to this and hopefully that will lead to the kind of training that will avoid an outcome like this happening again" Contact us at editors@timecom investors, Most days the circuit is the domain of drag racers and bike enthusiasts — all 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