Restricted gene flow and evolutionary divergence between geographically separated populations of the Antarctic octopus Pareledone turqueti

first_imgSamples of the Antarctic octopus Pareledone turqueti were taken from three locations on the Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean. The genetic homogeneity of these populations was investigated using isozyme electrophoresis. Whilst panmixia appeared to be maintained around South Georgia (F-ST = 0) gene flow between this island and Shag Rocks, an island only 150 km away but separated by great depths, was extremely limited (F-ST = 0.74). These results are examined with respect to the discontinuous distribution of P. turqueti throughout Antarctica. An estimate of effective population size was also calculated (N-e = 3600).last_img

New WHO report reveals dangers of poor quality health care in the C’bean

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 60 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyleNewsRegional New WHO report reveals dangers of poor quality health care in the C’bean by: – July 6, 2018 GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report reveals the dangers of poor health care in all member states, including the Caribbean.On Thursday, the WHO said that ineffective health care is “a global phenomenon, which increases the burden of illness and wastes scarce resources.”In the new report on the subject, WHO and partners cited problems with delivering quality health care across all member states.The World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) collaborated on the report.“The finding is important because, although nations have committed to providing universal health coverage by 2030, the outcome would still be poor without the delivery of effective care,” said WHO in a statement.“Inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices — or providers who lack adequate training and expertise — prevail in all countries,” added the UN agency.The report says the challenge is greatest in low- and middle-income countries, such as those in the Caribbean, where 10 per cent of hospital patients acquire an infection during the course of their stay, compared to 7 per cent elsewhere.In some poorer nations, moreover, the report says clinical guidelines are followed in less than 50 per cent of cases, resulting in “low-quality antenatal and childcare”, as well as “deficient” family planning.The report says inadequate clinical practice was also “common” in private and public clinics in several low- and middle-income countries, with some demonstrating diagnostic accuracy as low as 34 per cent.The report says ensuring quality health care for everyone is essential, “primarily because it prevents suffering but also since it helps to boost economic productivity.”Furthermore, the report says failing to treat sick people results in increased financial pressure on families and health systems, “which amounts to trillions of dollars each year.”Underscoring the fact that the problem crosses all economic boundaries, the report finds that richer countries had problems too, with breast-screening rates as low as 19 per cent and influenza vaccination rates below 30 per cent, in 35 nations.Findings from high-income countries also indicated that one in 10 patients is harmed during medical treatment, and that around 15 per cent of hospital expenditure can be put down to mistakes in care or having to treat patient infection.Despite the challenges, the report noted some progress in improving the quality of care, for example in survival rates for cancer and cardiovascular disease.In an appeal to Caribbean and other Governments to promote stronger national health-care quality policies, the authors of the report emphasised their rejection of the perception that quality health care is a “luxury that only rich countries can afford”.Noting that technological innovation already “plays a key role” in offering ways to expand high-quality health-care services rapidly and affordably, the report also finds that “many” low- and middle-income countries have developed successful strategies to improve the quality of health coverage.But the report says that all that is missing is “a global platform to share this knowledge.”center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Bosnian finished “Wings of Life” Race in Wheelchairs

first_imgAround 60 people from Zenica took part in the “Wings for Life” race that was held yesterday, and they ran with the aim to raise funds for the invention of a drug for the treatment of spinal cord injury.One of the runners was Mirsad Djulbic from Zenica, who finished the race in his wheelchairs.“This is a very important race for us, but we should inform the public more about it. I came here because I saw that our people from Zenica will dedicate their kilometers to someone, and I will dedicate my kilometers to all the people in wheelchairs,” said Djulbic.Naila Muratovic from Zenica was one of the runners as well, and she noted that she is honoured and very pleased with the fact that runners helped those who have spinal cord injuries with their fees and kilometers and they also informed the public about this issue.(Source: E. M./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, October 01, 2013•7:45 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 300 block E. 9th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Laura J Laggart, 31, Haysville, Kans. and Virginia L. Nichols, 34, Mayfield.•7:45 a.m. Laura J. Laggart, 31, Haysville, Kans. was issued a notice to appear charged with failure to yield right of way in a school zone.•10:46 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1100 block S. C, Wellington.•3:42 p.m. Officers investigated a bicycle theft in the 200 block N. B, Wellington.•4:30 p.m. Amber D. Dorsey, 27, Wellington was arrested and confined on an order to arrest and detain order through Sumner County Court Services.•7:33 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect(s) in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

‘We didn’t take anything for granted’ – Jamaica’s Frew credits teamwork for historic Windies’ U-19 victory

first_imgOutgoing Jamaica Under-19 captain, Michael Frew, a member of the victorious West Indies Under-19 team, has listed teamwork as the main reason their historic ICC Under-19 World Cup triumph. The West Indies, led by Man-of-the-Match Leeward Islands batsman, Keacy Carty, who scored an unbeaten 52, defeated title-favourites and previously unbeaten India by five wickets in the final yesterday in Bangladesh. “It was definitely, team performance,” off-spinning all-rounder Frew told The Gleaner.  “It wasn’t one person who really carried the team. Everyone chipped in at the right time. “Our opening bowlers, again, gave us a good start with the new ball and the bowlers in the middle came and finished the job. “In the batting we knew we had a lot of balls and the guys batted patiently,” he added. The triumph, which was wrapped up with three balls to spare, after the West Indies scored 146 for five in response to 145 made by the Indians, represented the first time the regional outfit was lifting the title. The previous best performance was a second place finish in 2004, when the West Indies, led then by current wicketkeeper, Denesh Ramdin, lost to Pakistan in the final, also in Bangladesh. Fast bowlers – the impressive Alzzarri Joseph of the Leewards and, Ryan John of the Windward Islands – spearheaded the West Indies bowling performance with three for 39 and John, three for 38, respectively. “Leading up to the final we were winning matches so our confidence was at a pretty good level,” expressed Frew. “However, we knew that India was a good team and didn’t take anything for granted.” Guided by captain Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana, the West Indies, after going down to England in their opening match, rebounded to defeat Fiji and Zimbabwe in their subsequent group fixtures. They then defeated long-standing nemesis, Pakistan, who also knocked them out of the tournament in 2014, in the quarter-finals, before getting the better of Bangladesh in the semi-finals. One of three Jamaicans in the West Indies squad along with fast bowler Odean Smith and batsman Shahid Crooks, Frew, also said he hoped the win would make the people of the Caribbean happy. “I hope it has made them proud,” he said. “We wanted to do this for the people of the Caribbean, including our family and our friends.”last_img read more

I hope my players are hungry…for success! – Klopp critical of kick-off time

first_imgManager Jurgen Klopp has pledged to fight Liverpool’s corner in any future issues with kick-off times after admitting he could not believe Sunday’s match at Swansea starts at noon.The team returned home from Spain at 4am on Friday after the 1-0 Europa League semi-final defeat to Villarreal with their Premier League game in south Wales scheduled to kick off just 56 hours later.Klopp made jokes about the English liking their Sunday lunch but he is less than impressed with the amount of time he has to prepare and any such repetition is likely to see him step in during negotiations over when games are moved to.“Sunday at 12 o’clock, I can’t believe that,” said the German.“I think no one in this room thinks it is usual after the games we’ve had that we should start at 12.“We could have started at two or four, so four hours more and that sounds absolutely okay.“A few years ago with Dortmund we played at Athens and they cancelled their game so they could beat Dortmund in the Champions League.“I am not sure who made the decision about letting us play at 12 but we can’t change it.“I don’t want to make headlines. I don’t want to come from Germany and tell people how it works or how it is. Maybe for a few people it is funny but it is not really funny.“Maybe it was my fault, I have no idea if I could jump in or not but I could not imagine before that something like this could happen.“I am seven months here so if there is an opportunity for me to fight for something like this then you can be sure I will do it.“It is Sunday, all English people will have lunch and we play football.“At 12 o’clock I am usually hungry. If my players are hungry tomorrow too it is good for the game. Hungry for success.” 1 Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool travel to Swansea at the weekend last_img read more

Mamelani helps develop a healthy sense of self

first_imgMamelani’s Youth Development programme looks to guide young people into adulthood become self-sufficient and develop their sense of self. (Image: Mamelani)Mamelani Projects, operating across Western Cape, is working to relieve the social pressures slowing the progress of the province’s poorer citizens. Through education programmes the organisation hopes to transform the lives of those they work with. They are making it easier for citizens to access medical care and help young people fulfil their potential.A lack of information can lead to poor health management, and bad decisions can lead to situations that could have been avoided had they been informed. Mamelani’s Community Health Programme aims to improve people’s understanding of health care, helping them make better decisions when it comes to improving and maintaining their health.The Youth Development programme builds skills, provides information and offers them help getting documents like passports and identity documents and drivers’ licences.YOUTH DEVELOPMENTMamelani’s youth development programme is aimed at children state care. The programme was developed to help them become self-sufficient and develop their sense of self outside of state care.The programme also helps them build healthy relationships and grow their resilience to help them on their journey to adulthood.Eighteen-year-olds who have been raised in youth care can find it difficult to make their own way in the world. The youthful participants are taught to live independent of the state and how to move on to being contributing members of society.The course builds skills, provides information and offers them help getting documents like passports and identity documents and drivers’ licences. To prepare them for the working world, participants are taught how to put together a CV and how best to enter the job market.The programme guides them through the process, offering help when needed but participants are expected to engage challenges and find solutions for themselves if they can.Through education programmes the organisation hopes to transform the lives of those they work with.GET INVOLVEDMamelani is always open to getting help from the public, local businesses and corporations in order to meet their operating costs and increase their reach.If you believe you can lend a hand, have a look at Mamelani’s get involved page on their website for details on how and where you can help.For more information you can also contact Mamelani on 021 448 2725 or via email on [email protected] YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.last_img read more

Your iPhone Is Tracking Your Every Move

first_imgaudrey watters Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#NYT#web The Guardian cites Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at the security company Sophos as saying, “if the data isn’t required for anything, then it shouldn’t store the location. And it doesn’t need to keep an archive on your machine of where you’ve been.” But rather than ascribing it to any sort of malicious intent he said it’s likely a “cockup rather than a conspiracy.”Conspiracy or not, it still doesn’t reflect well on Apple’s concern over its users’ privacy. We have reached out to Apple for comment on this file but we have not heard back at the time of publishing.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Disclosure: Pete Warden is a contributor to ReadWriteWeb. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Researchers have discovered that the iPhone is keeping track of where you go and storing that information in a file that is stored – unencrypted and unprotected – on any machine with which you synchronize your phone. It is not clear why Apple is collecting this data.Data scientists Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden came across the file – “consolidated.db” – while they were thinking about the potential trove of mobile data stored on a cellphone and thinking about ways to visualize this data. Allan and Warden will present their findings today at the Where 2.0 conference.While it is not unusual for cellphones to track users’ location, that information is typically kept behind a firewall and it requires a court order for others to be able to access it. This isn’t the case with this particular file, raising serious questions about privacy and security.Tracking Your Coordinates Since iOS4The file contains longitude and latitude data, recording the phone’s coordinates along with a timestamp. This recording process seems to have started with Apple’s iOS 4 update, which means that there could be almost a year’s worth of location data stored – literally hundreds of thousands of data points. While the coordinates aren’t always precise, they are nonetheless incredibly detailed. It appears that the location is determined via cell-tower triangulation, but the timing of these recordings varies.It isn’t clear why the iPhone is tracking this data, although the possibilities for location-based features are endless – location-based advertising, geofencing apps, and so on. Although the iPhone data is stored on back-up files when the phone is synced to another computer, it doesn’t appear that the data is transmitted to Apple. Nevertheless, the iPhone appears to be unique in this type of tracking, and according to Warden, other phones do not record user’s location in the same way; the two researchers have not been able to find comparable tracking systems on Android phones. Although Google’s Latitude, for example, can track your location and lets you give that information to your contacts, it is something you need to opt in to. With the iPhone, you have no such option. There is no way to delete the file, as it will simply be restored, but you can encrypt your iPhone back-ups to make the information somewhat less accessible.Your Location Data – Unencrypted, VisualizedAnd that is another crucial part of this problem: in addition to the existence of the tracking mechanism, the information is incredibly accessible. To demonstrate this, Warden and Allan have created a simple downloadable app that will let Apple users check to see what location information has been stored. The app is fascinating, but also pretty frightening as it demonstrates that anyone with access to your phone or to your back-up files will be able to see where you have been since you installed iOS 4 on your phone.last_img read more

Blue Eagles sweep Tamaraws for PVL men’s crown

first_imgFILE PHOTO—The Ateneo Blue Spikers celebrate after getting a point in Game 2 of the UAAP Men’s Volleyball Finals. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netAteneo overwhelmed Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16, to sweep the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Men’s Finals Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles dominated the best-of-three series, also taking Game 1 in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, three days ago.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Thunder coach defends Russell Westbrook from ‘easy to defend’ claims LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Marck Espejo fired 20 points, including four service aces while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 10.Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas had four players in double-figures to eke out a 21-25, 30-28, 28-26, 25-21, in the battle for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutManuel Medina and Joshua Umandal led the charge for the Tiger Spikers with 15 points each.Tyron Carodan added 14 points and Juren Buro chipped in 10.Madzlan Gampong had 20 points, six coming off blocks, for the Bulldogs, who lost a grueling Game 1 on Wednesday, 17-25, 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2011: Kochi aim for upset against Super Kings

first_imgThe stunning win over Mumbai Indians gave Indian Premier League new comers Kochi Tuskers Kerala the fillip they desperately needed and the side would be aiming to spring a surprise once again when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in Kochi on Monday.Kochi upstaged Mumbai by a comprehensive eight wickets to clinch their maiden IPL win after facing defeats in their opening two matches.Captain Mahela Jayawardene said the win should now ensure that rivals take his team more seriously.The destructive Brendon McCullum came into his own against Mumbai and with some crucial support from Jayawardene and all- rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Kochi managed to pip Mumbai despite a century by their captain Sachin Tendulkar.” We have to keep fighting till the last. I think the rival teams will take us a little more seriously now following this victory.It gives us confidence as well,” Jayawardene had said after the shock win.The Sri Lankan veteran would hope for a similar performance from his team against Chennai at the Nehru Stadium.The bowling, however, is a big concern for Kochi as pace spearhead Sreesanth and spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan have both been off colour, prompting Jayawardene to drop the duo in the match against Mumbai.RP Singh also continues to struggle to not just take wickets but also stem the flow of runs in the fourth edition of the league.R Vinay Kumar and Sri Lankan medium- pacer Thisara Perera can also expect to put through a tough test the formidable Chennai batting, bolstered by the return of Michael Hussey.advertisementBesides the prolific left- hander from Australia, Chennai, with the likes of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, veteran New Zealander Scott Styris and South Africa’s Albie Morkel, have the firepower to bat any opposition out of the game.Chairman of selectors Kris Srikkanth’s son S Aniruddha has also been in good form this edition of the league.Chennai have had a fairly successful campaign winning two of their three matches far – the only defeat being result of Paul Valthaty’s brilliance with the bat.Their bowlers too have been putting up decent performances with Morkel, Tim Southee, Ravichandran Ashwin and Suraj Randiv sharing the wickets among themselves.Going into Monday’s match, Chennai certainly have the momentum but Kochi too have a spring in their stride after the win over Mumbai.And given the unpredictability of the Twenty20 format, doesn’t take much for change in momentum.last_img read more