APTN National NewsDesnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River is one of the largest ridings in Canada.It’s bigger than the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.There are more than 43,000 eligible voters in the riding and more than half are Metis or First Nation.The incumbent is Conservative Rob Clarke.As APTN’s Larissa Burnouf reports, the election is shaping into a bitter battleground between the Liberals and Conservatives.
Florida State’s handling of the sexual assault allegations of star quarterback Jameis Winston–and potential Title IX violations– are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.The investigation stems from a complaint filed with the Office for Civil Rights by the accuser in the Winston case, according to USA Today.“Our client is particularly gratified by the OCR’s decision to investigate and look for discrimination and find remedies to it,” the accuser’s lawyer, Baine Kerr, said, “because her primary goal, from the beginning, has been affecting change that will make women at Florida State safer on campus.”The accuser, a Florida State student, said she was raped by Winston in December 2012. Deadspin.com reported Thursday that school officials met with Winston in January 2013 to discuss the matter. But the school might have violated federal law by delaying its investigation and meeting with Winston, alone, despite legal advice to the contrary.No charges were filed by State Attorney Willie Meggs against Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Winston’s accuser filed her complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in March, 16 months after she first reported the incident.The OCR tells schools that “conduct may constitute unlawful sexual harassment under Title IX even if the police do not have sufficient evidence of a criminal violation. In addition, a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual violence does not relieve the school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.”Failure to comply with federal Title IX laws, which cover sexual harassment and violence, can result in a school losing its federal funding.“We can confirm that we have been notified of the OCR investigation; however, due to federal and state privacy laws the university cannot comment,” Florida State spokesman Browning Brooks said in a statement.The OCR will investigate all sexual assault complaints at the university during the last three years.Winston, who won the Heisman in the week after learning he would not face charges, is currently playing for the Seminoles baseball team. He will be a sophomore for the coming football season.It is unclear if the accuser will pursue a civil case against Winston or the university. Her family accused the Tallahassee Police Department of delaying the investigation and discouraging her from going forward with the case because of the public attention it would receive. Tallahassee police have defended their handling of the case.A civil case can still be filed after the OCR investigation. Kerr confirmed a Deadspin.com report that football players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby were recently charged with violations of the school’s Code of Conduct.Both Casher and Darby told police they witnessed the sex between Winston and the accuser. Casher told police that he attempted to join, but was told to leave by the accuser. Punishments under the code include expulsion from the school. Darby is a starting cornerback on the team.
Widgets, portable chunks of online code that can be installed and executed within any HTML-based Web page, have become ubiquitous with magazine sites over the last few years. From exercise calendars to fashion finders and investment calculators, publishers are getting creative with widgets to bolster the user experience and time spent on their sites. While a new widget is born every day—and there’s no shortage of copycats—some publishers have created original and innovative tools to engage their users. Here, Folio: takes a deep-dive into a few that are working.Celebrity Meter WidgetPublisher: Wired.comWith a need to always be ahead of the curve when it comes to cool technologies, last year Wired.com created The Wired Celebrity Meter widget, culling a series of external services and APIs to arrive at an estimate of a person’s reputation or “fame status” online. Receiving thousands of page views to date, according to Wired.com’s technology manager Paul Fisher, a large part of its success has stemmed from the “embed” feature, allowing users to easily embed it within any site or blog. It has also “baked-in” several default, online celebrities as widget options to be used as a point of comparison.Deep Dive Content WidgetPublisher: F+W MediaDeveloped with Impelsys’ iPublishCentral, F+W’s deep dive widget is used across the company’s eCommerce stores. “We are nearly complete with our first batch of 1,000 widgets, with a total of 3,000 book and magazine titles anticipated in 2009,” says F+W Media president Sara Domville. The same widget is used to drive traffic by appearing in blogs, social media sites, articles and promotional marketing. “We pay a per title, per month fee for each widget at a negotiated rate,” she says. While there is no revenue share for F+W, there is a cost to the publisher for the creation of the material for each widget —PDF’s and digital content must be put in the proper format and include the appropriate front and back matter of the publication. The majority of use is focused on enhancing direct-to-consumer sales in eCommerce stores. Q+A Poll CreatorPublisher: SodaHead.comSocial networking site SodaHead has created a question-and-answer widget. Users can take questions from the site and create their own polls based on those questions and put it on their own blogs or profiles. Media outlets like Technorati, The New York Post and ABCNews.com have adopted this widget to feature SodaHead-generated polls on their sites. Scavenger Hunt WidgetPublisher: Cafemom.comCafemom.com, a social network targeting new moms, created a stir with its laundry scavenger hunt widget. The game focuses on who can do the most loads of laundry the fastest with a tiny, moveable bleach bottle. Originally created as a widget for sponsor Clorox, it grew to have an unanticipated following. “We had tens of thousands of moms playing this game with each other—the brand was in the game experience,” says Laura Fortner, senior vice president of marketing and insights for Cafemom.com. “There was even a group that had thousands of members.” SIDEBARApp-tastic OptionsTest these magazine apps out now, free to download at the iTunes App Store.Epicurious’ Recipes & Shopping List: On the Go and In the KitchenPublisher: Condé NastFunction: An intelligent recipe and shopping list for users featuring 25,000 pro recipes, and a toggle between shopping and cooking formats.Intelligent InvestingPublisher: Forbes.comFunction: Investment philosophies, global economics, Steve Forbes video series and quotes.Seventeen’s Fashion FinderPublisher: HearstFunction: Aimed at teenage girls, this app enables shoppers to search for fashion products by look, item, brand, cover-star picks and price. This past August, it secured the top spot in the iPhone App Store, notching 135,000 downloads.
PM Modi.ReutersPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) staff, thanked them for their support during his tenure and wished to make the PMO efficient rather than effective.”In an effective way of working, step by step it is checked that the orders are followed or not. There is always tension (in an effective way of working). I don’t want that in such big governance, the PMO is effective. I want it should be efficient. Results accelerate and changes are seen faster with efficiency. I have witnessed this in the last five years with you,” he said in his address here to the staffers.”I thank you for your support. The country and the whole world thinks a Prime Minister is successful but without a team, no good results can be obtained,” he said.Modi in his speech to the team members acknowledged their contribution and said: “In our journey, your families have also played an important role as without their support this was not possible. I want to thank your families for the support.”He said that he came to power to bring a change in the common man’s life.”I get credit for this change. But the credit should go to my dedicated team,” he said adding that a PM can only brief about the policies but the PMO works to make them a reality.
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. Flight Artists film smallest insect in flight More information: Arthropod Structure & Development, Volume 41, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 29-34. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2011.09.001 A cell’s nucleus is of course, usually pretty important, it’s where the DNA is generally stored after all. It’s also usually the part of the cell that runs things, like causing a replenishment of proteins to keep cells alive, etc. This of course got the researchers to wondering how an insect could survive if most of its neurons had no nucleus.The secret, the team writes, lies in the fact that the insect is so small, that neurons (with nuclei intact) that develop during the pupa stage apparently make enough protein to last the full five days of its adulthood, so, not needing them any longer, all but a few hundred of the nuclei are destroyed by bursting, making the cell smaller and saving room for other more important cells. The team notes that this is the first recorded instance of neurons existing in the wild without benefit of nuclei.The team also found that the fairy wasp has one of the smallest nervous systems around, with just 7,400 neurons, but can still fly, search for food and figure out where to lay it’s eggs; which is inside the eggs of another tiny insect, the thrips, which itself is no bigger than a millimeter in length. It manages this feat by cramming virtually all of its nervous system into just its head, hence the need for downsizing the number of neurons and reducing cell size wherever possible.The fairy wasp also has other adaptations that allow it to survive in its small state. It has a reduced wing surface for example which means wings that amount to little more than bare strands as opposed to the rather broad based flappers other larger insects sport, just enough to allow it to coast along with moving air. Citation: Entomologists discover first instance of intact neurons without nucleus – in fairy wasps (2011, December 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-entomologists-instance-intact-neurons-nucleus.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further Fairy wasps are really tiny; so tiny, they can barely be seen with the naked eye. They’re so tiny that they’re the smallest organism when shown on a slide alongside an amoeba and a Paramecium. And because of this, a group of researchers from Moscow State University began wondering how a neurological system in such a tiny insect could work at all. As it turns out, as they describe in their paper published in Science Direct, the fairy wasp (M.mymaripenne), the third smallest of all insects, has a lot of neurons without any nucleus.