Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky

DETROIT — A new automatic lane-change feature of Tesla’s Autopilot system doesn’t work well and could be a safety risk to drivers, according to tests performed by Consumer Reports.The magazine and website tested “Navigate on Autopilot” and found it less competent than human drivers, cutting off other cars without leaving enough space.Senior Director of Auto Testing Jake Fisher said in a statement Wednesday that the system doesn’t appear to react to brake lights or turn signals, and it can’t anticipate what other drivers will do. “It’s incredibly nearsighted,” Fisher says. “You constantly have to be one step ahead of it.”Consumer Reports says automakers should be required to make public validated evidence of a new system’s safety before releasing it on public roads.The tests raise more questions about the safety of Tesla’s Autopilot system and CEO Elon Musk’s statement that Tesla will have fully self-driving vehicles ready sometime next year. Last week, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said that Autopilot was in use in a March crash that killed a man in Delray Beach, Florida. Neither the driver nor the system stopped for a tractor-trailer turning left across the path of the Tesla Model 3 in a crash that was similar to one in 2016 that killed a driver near Gainesville, Florida.In response, Tesla said in a statement that drivers who use Navigate on Autopilot properly have travelled millions of miles “and safely executed millions of automated lane changes.” The company says drivers must opt for the system by selecting Navigate for Autopilot, which replaces the default setting that requires a driver to confirm a lane change by pushing the turn signal lever. When drivers choose the system, they are warned that it does not make the vehicle autonomous and that they have to remain in control, the statement said.In April, Tesla announced a software update that enabled Navigate on Autopilot, and Consumer Reports tested its Model 3 after the update. The magazine said it drove on highways across Connecticut, where its test track is located. Multiple testers reported that the system cut too closely in front of other cars and passed other vehicles on the right of a divided highway with two lanes in each direction.A Connecticut law enforcement official told the magazine that passing on the right was improper in the state and could bring a ticket. In addition, the system also didn’t return to the right lane after passing, which also could draw a traffic citation in the state, the magazine said.“Tesla is showing what not to do on the path toward self-driving cars: release increasingly automated driving systems that aren’t vetted properly,” said David Friedman, a former acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who now is vice-president of advocacy at Consumer Reports.Tom Krisher, The Associated Press read more

UN mission urges Ivorian authorities to enforce discipline among security forces

The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) reiterated its readiness to continue providing support to the Government as its tries to end rampant human rights violations committed by members of the Forces Républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI), which fought on the side of President Alassane Ouattara during the post-election crisis that ended in April.UNOCI spokesman Hamadoun Touré told the mission’s weekly news conference in the country’s commercial capital, Abidjan, that cases of abuse by FRCI were causing anger among civilians at a time when efforts are under way to strengthen social cohesion and reconciliation.He cited cases of arbitrary arrests and illegal detentions in the Abidjan commune of Attécoubé and in Bedy Goazon, a village in the Guiglo area in western Côte d’Ivoire. Two detainees in the Attécoubé case were released following UNOCI’s intervention.The mission is encouraging the Ivorian authorities to implement measures to reinforce discipline and “separate the wheat from the chaff,” it stated in a news release.Regarding Sunday’s events in the western town of Vavoua, where disputes between the FRCI and local residents led to the death of six civilians, Mr. Touré said that UNOCI continues to monitor the situation.The mission had escorted the FRCI elements arrested in connection with the violence to Abidjan and handed them over to the Ivorian judicial authorities.Mr. Touré also said that the Ivorian security forces and UNOCI peacekeepers were conducting joint patrols in many towns, including Vavoua, and that the patrols were being intensified in the west, especially along the border with Liberia.Cote 22 December 2011The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire today encouraged the Government to implement measures to strengthen discipline within its armed forces and “separate the wheat from the chaff.” read more

Hambantota Port signs first TSA deal with Japanese transportation giant

The signing of the TSA is not only a first for HIPG but a milestone for the Sri Lankan industry as this is the first such agreement to be signed with a Ro Ro operator in the country’s history. (Colombo Gazette) The reception was followed by the signing ceremony that took place at the administration offices of HIPG. A high powered delegation from K-Line lead by President & CEO of KLPL, Makoto Hashizume arrived at the Hambantota Port recently, and was welcomed by the CEO of HIPG, Ray Ren and COO, Tissa Wickramasinghe. Leveraging synergies and views on future cooperation were points of discussion between K-Line and HIPG during the signing ceremony.Key amongst the subjects taken up, was the improvement of future service quality, and ways of improving throughput volumes. The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) has entered into their very first Terminal Service Agreement (TSA) with K-Line PTE Limited (KLPL), one of the world’s largest Ro Ro operators and a member of the global giant in transportation, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd of Japan.The TSA was a result of K Line’s decision to partner HIPG to improve their throughput via the Hambantota port, as the international standard service delivery levels consistently achieved and maintained by HIPG, met with their own exacting levels. read more

UN food chief urges African leaders to provide more resources for agriculture

“There is now a growing recognition of the key role that the agriculture sector must play in economic development and poverty reduction and the need to reverse trends in resource allocations to agriculture,” UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General Jacques Diouf told a conference of Ministers of Agriculture of the African Union in Maputo, Mozambique, yesterday. Production and productivity in Africa has fallen substantially in recent years, with the average cereal yield as a whole totalling only about a third of Asia’s and less than half of Latin America’s, Mr. Diouf told the meeting, convened to discuss the agricultural programmes of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). “Approximately 200 million people, one third of the population of Africa, are chronically undernourished,” he said. “Around 40 million people are currently facing food emergencies caused by natural and man-made disasters. In addition, FAO estimates that in sub-Saharan Africa AIDS has already killed around 7 million agricultural workers since 1985 and that 16 million more may die before 2020.” He noted that Africa uses only 1.6 percent of its available water compared to 14 percent in Asia. As a result only 3.8 percent of arable land in sub-Saharan Africa is irrigated compared to 14 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean and 40 percent in Asia. “There is a need for a comprehensive programme, focusing on water harvesting and conservation and efficient use, irrigation and drainage,” Mr. Diouf he declared. “Such a programme would generate substantial and sustainable increases in farm production as well as reduce the vulnerability of rural communities to future crises.” Mr. Diouf urged swift implementation of NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which calls for investment in water control and land management, expansion of rural infrastructure such as roads and storage facilities, an increase food supply through competitive production, and adoption of technologies for long-term productivity. He compared the $19.3 billion annual cost of implementing CAADP to the $19.6 billion Africa spends annually to import agricultural products. read more

How ARods 3000 Hits Stack Up

Late last week, New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez added another milestone to what has been a renaissance of a 2015 season, joining the venerated 3,000-hit club with a home run against Detroit’s Justin Verlander. The accomplishment prompted much debate over whether A-Rod had tarnished the club with his history of using performance-enhancing drugs — and even whether such numbers can be meaningfully compared across different eras of baseball.Call me naive, but when it comes to cross-era comparisons, I don’t think we have to give up the ball and head for the locker room. We can’t necessarily account for who used PEDs and who didn’t, but sabermetrics does have a long history of adjusting player stats for the environments in which they were produced. For instance, here’s a look at how easy it was to compare how many hits per plate appearance were made in the major leagues each season going back to 1901:(The metric is indexed so that 100 represents the average hits-per-plate-appearance rate since 1901.)By this accounting, Rodriguez’s hit total hasn’t been especially inflated by the era in which he played, relative to the entirety of MLB history. Early in his career, hits were easier to come by than the historical average, but a recent string of offensively suppressed seasons have brought A-Rod’s career hitting environment metric down to an almost perfectly average index of 100.3.Of course, we can also adjust for schedule length — normalizing shorter seasons to 162 games — and park factors, both of which do cut into A-Rod’s raw hit count. Among members of the 3,000-hit club, only seven played in more favorable stadiums for hitters than Rodriguez has in his career, and only Derek Jeter and Lou Brock get less of a boost for playing fewer than 162 games per season than A-Rod does. (The schedule adjustment pro-rates Rodriguez’s hits upward by a mere 0.7 percent.)After all of the adjustments are made for era, park and schedule, A-Rod loses 48 hits from his actual total. That’s not the most of any player — Coors Field lifer Todd Helton gets docked more than 356 hits — but it is enough to make A-Rod the only player currently in the 3,000-hit club who would not be a member under the adjusted hits metric. While he will probably hit his way into the adjusted club, too, before very long, the 48 hits he loses under the adjustments is the third most of any actual 3,000-hit club member, most of whom gained hits in the adjustment process.So the critics are right, to a certain extent: Rodriguez has benefited from favorable conditions to join an elite statistical club. But the degree to which his numbers were inflated because of his era has been negligible — with the shortfall mainly owing to differences in park factors and schedule lengths — and he’s only 45 “adjusted hits” shy of 3,000 even after his numbers are tweaked.There’s plenty of room to debate about how much to handicap Rodriguez’s numbers for his performance-enhancing drug use. But putting that aside, Rodriguez has outhit his peers practically as much as many other fellow 3,000-hit club member. Hot Takedown: How Big Is A-Rod’s Asterisk?Subscribe to our sports podcast on iTunes. read more

Le nouveau Parrot AR Drone 20 dévoilé

first_imgLe nouveau Parrot AR Drone 2.0 dévoiléLa firme française sortira une version améliorée de son fameux drone en proposant toutes sortes de nouveautés matérielles et logicielles à commencer par l’enregistrement vidéo 720p et un relooking.Mais ce n’est pas tout. Le Parrot AR Drone 2.0 sera doté de nouvelles hélices, d’un capteur de pression pour plus de stabilité, un nouveau mode de pilotage (face à l’utilisateur, les commandes ne seront plus inversées) et le partage de données de vol (altitude, vitesse, lieu…). Si vous souhaitiez des preuves, vous pourrez désormais filmer votre voisin en train de vous volez vos fruits du jardin (non, nous ne filmerons pas la voisine d’en face faisant bronzette sur la terrasse…) en HD 1280×720 pixels. Vous pourrez également prendre des photos et le tout viendra directement sur votre iPhone. Pas mal pour les espions et autres paparazzi en herbe. Parrot souligne que le AR Drone 2.0 sera vendu au même prix que l’ancien modèle, soit 299 dollars (un peu plus de 230 euros), d’ici le second trimestre 2012.Le 10 janvier 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This Motorized TARDIS Playset is a Real Thing

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster I’m still waiting for a madman with a box to whisk me away through time and space. But until he comes, I’ll have to pilot the TARDIS myself.Toymaker Character introduced the TARDIS electronic playset: a plastic reproduction of the iconic spacecraft’s bigger-on-the-inside interior.Based on the 2005 design—flown by the Ninth and Tenth Doctors—the toy features a motorized time column (with pulsating lights), and an illuminated console with six control buttons, one for each panel on the original apparatus.Step through the police box doors into the endless halls of the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space). The dimensions of the interior have never been specified, but you don’t have to worry about getting lost among infinite corridors.Character GroupThe electronic playset focuses only on the console room—a domed chamber where the flight controls are housed. It even includes removable floor panels so that you can access the storage space beneath.True to life fiction, the product comes with a coat rack and three-seater car bench, as well as 12 “great” sound and light effects, presumably including the vworp vworp vworp of the materializing ship.Aimed at Whovians ages five and up, the TARDIS electronic playset is on sale in the UK for £59.90; it is not currently available for international shipping. You’ll need four AA batteries, and enough room to display an 18-by-11-by14-inch toy.Developed by Time Lords, the TARDIS’s “chameleon circuit” allows the device to blend in with its surroundings. But when the circuit in the Doctor’s stolen ship breaks, it remains stuck in the recognizable shape of a 1960s-style London police box.When Doctor Who returned to televisions in the new millennium, the only similarities between the new TARDIS console room and its previous design was the console itself.During the Tenth Doctor’s regeneration, the TARDIS caught fire and was heavily damaged; the Eleventh Doctor left the ship for a time, allowing it some privacy to heal and rebuild.last_img read more

Bored Millionaire Funds RealLife Private Island Battle Royale

first_img I say this a lot these days but some people are just begging to have their wealth redistributed. It’s true! Some rich people are clearly so bored and wasteful with their incalculable amount of money that they are practically asking for it to be snatched away and given to those less fortunate. How else would you explain the fact that right now someone with too much cash is currently trying to fund an actual battle royale tournament?On a site called Hush Hush, with the exceptionally sinister tagline of “the world’s leading luxury shopping marketplace,” an anonymous user is currently seeking designers for a full-on battle royale event on a private island, and is willing to pay £45,000 to make it happen. Presumably, the designer would spend six weeks adding fun sets and props and arenas to the natural environment in order to make the game feel like the more whimsical Fortnite or the paintball-esque PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.But make no mistake, a battle royale in the real world reveals the bloodsport nature inherent in the genre’s premise that no amount of loot boxes or flossing emotes can gloss over. Go back and watch Battle Royale (the movie) and see what I mean.With battle royale games being so popular though we doubt this project, if it’s even real and ever actually comes to fruition, will have that much trouble finding help as well as contestants. It promises a three-day gauntlet (with food and camping gear) where entrants shoot each other with Airsoft guns while wearing touch-sensitive body armor. Sounds like you won’t be jumping out of a plane though. The sole winner will earn £100,000.If that sounds good to you, head over to Hush Hush to help make it happen. In the meantime, I’m going to go read “The Most Dangerous Game” again. For more on battle royale games read about Tetris 99, the best battle royale game, and here are some other games we think would benefit from battle royale modes. Stay on target With ‘Borderlands’ Crossover, ‘Fortnite’ Just Ad…Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits last_img read more

CPAG and FGICRPC signs MoU on Consumer Rights Promotion

first_imgBy Rohey Jadama The Consumer Protection Association of the Gambia (CPAG) and the Foundation Gambia Incorporation-Consumer Rights Protection Centre (FGI-CRPC) have yesterday, 28th January 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) conference hall at Mile 7.The two consumer organisations entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate and cooperate on consumer matters of common concern and interest. Their aim is to synergies their efforts in promoting and protecting the interest of the consumers in The Gambia.Mr. Amadou Ceesay, the Executive Secretary of Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC), who delivered a statement, said the Consumer Protection Act requires the Commission to work on four core areas where they have made much progress and that these are the setting up of a functioning consumer protection unit, consumer tribunals with attendant rules, creation of awareness and the ongoing building of capacities.Mr. Ceesay said the consumer protection tribunals are to operate countrywide but as at now, a pilot tribunal is operational at the Bundung court and ready to hear cases. He said they have also been organising capacity building programs.“We need consumer groups to partner with us. You exist to provide support to consumers and we are stakeholders and we have to work with consumer groups as before and we shall continue to do so,” said the GCCPC Executive Secretary. Mr. Ceesay said GCCPC has been organising consumer forums annually which are meant to bring the stakeholders together to discuss issues affecting consumers. The GCCPC Executive concluded by commending CPAG and FGI-CRPC for this initiative. Also delivering a statement, Mr. Kelepha Samba, Director of Human Resources and Consumer Affairs at the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), deputizing the Director General, said one of their main functions as mandated by the PURA Act 2001 is to protect consumers in the regulated sectors and that this cannot be  done effectively without the close collaboration with consumers and consumer associations. He said PURA as a regulator have developed relationship with the Consumer Protection Associations over the years. Mr. Samba said their Consumer Affairs Directorate is the watchdog in protecting consumers in a professional manner. “We want to see transparent, meaningful, comparable and up-to-date information and policies that could be easily available to consumers, in line with the revised United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection . It is worth noting that Consumer protection and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) go hand in hand to ensure greater consumer welfare worldwide,” said Mr. Samba.He said they wholeheartedly agree that consumers must have the ability to exercise their rights, have clear and accurate information, and be able to choose operators freely. “It’s a very simple idea, which we call “consumer empowerment,”. This requires building a good relationship with the consumer protection groups like CPAG, FGI-CRCP. Over the years, we have collaborated on different activities like consumer education, awareness and advocacy, in particular, the consumer parliament, which is the larger platform for the operators and consumers to dialogue in an open forum,” said the Director of Human Resource and Consumer Affairs at PURA.Speaking earlier, Mrs. Juka F. Jabang, chairperson of the ceremony, said the MoU signing is significant because it marks an important milestone in the history of consumer protection efforts in the Gambia.She said the two institutions are already making headways in the areas of consumer rights and protection and that they are coming together for a strategic partnership to jointly pursue their  common objectives for consumer rights and protection in the Gambia.Mrs. Jabang, congratulated the two institutions for taking the bold decision to pull their resources together  in the interest of efficiency . She said CPAG has taken significant steps in conducting surveys such as Food Survey conducted jointly with NaNA and consumer international and studies on the consumer laws that exists in the Gambia and they have recently completed the implementation of good market project in partnership with ASSET.Mr. Amadou Gaye, the Chairperson of CPAG, after dwelling in detail on the genesis of CPAG, said they have been participating in the development of relevant  policies in the different economic sectors in the country since its establishment in 2015 and they continue to be a relevant association in the country.For his part, Mr. Sulayman Madi Sillah, the Secretary General, FGI-CRPC, said his organisation protects the right and interest of consumers in the Gambia. He said their mission is to carry activities that will increase consumer awareness on their rights and responsibilities and to empower them.The MoU was read out by Ms. Amie Jobarteh, a student at ITTOG, before the document was signed by the Chairperson of CPAG and Secretary General of FGI-CRPC.The event was graced by Mr. Lamin Camara, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MOICI), representatives from the relevant government ministries and agencies, private sector operators, consumer associations and the media.last_img read more

Report Everton keen on United defender

first_imgEverton are reportedly keen to renew their interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling ahead of the transfer window reopening in January.The former Fulham central defender has spent the last eight years at Old Trafford since making move to Manchester in 2010 and he has made 14 appearances in the Premier League and Champions League this season.However, Smalling is yet to pen to paper on a new contract with the Red Devils and although Manchester United have the option of extending his current deal until 2020, it appears that will not stop interest from elsewhere.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Reports in the English press as quoted in Sports Mole say the Toffees are keen on the signing of Smalling on a free transfer when his current deal expires.However, the Merseyside club are expected to make a move for the England center-half in January if United exercise their 12-month option, and that shows the level of desire of the club to add him to their squad.Everton manager Marco Silva who added Yerry Mina and Kurt Zouma (on loan from Chelsea) to his back line, has Michael Keane and Mason Holgate as other viable long-term options in the centre of his backline, with Phil Jagielka possibly retiring at the end of the season.last_img read more

Star Trek Picard Teases Troubled Patrick Stewart

first_imgStay on target As a writer for a website called “Geek.com” it’s a little embarrassing how little Star Trek experience I have. To me, Patrick Stewart is Professor X. But before that, to millions of devoted fans, he was Jean-Luc Picard, Enterprise captain in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Compared to the two-fisted 1960s space action of Kirk in the original series, Picard brought a progressive and peaceful open-mindedness to space exploration very appropriate for the franchise’s leftist Utopian future ideals.But in this first teaser trailer for Star Trek: Picard, the future might not be as bright as we hoped.Star Trek: Picard is the next Star Trek streaming show to hit CBS All Access, following the success of Star Trek: Discovery. Set years 18 years after the movie Star Trek: Nemesis, Stewart’s previous appearance as Picard, the show features the captain retired in a vineyard. Apparently, his troubled reasons for leaving Starfleet have something to do with the destruction of the planet Romulus in the first Star Trek reboot film from 2009 before all the time travel.Learn the answers to these mysteries and more when Star Trek: Picard premieres later this year. Along with Stewart, cast members include Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, and Alison Pill. Initial episodes will be directed by Hanelle Culpepper and Commander William T. Riker himself Jonathan Frakes.For more trailers featuring your favorite old sci-fi actors, here’s your first look at Terminator: Dark Fate. And check out some other recent movie and TV trailers you might have missed last week. How Designers Achieved the Sci-Fi Sound Magic of ‘The Orville’Toy Tuesday: The Most Astronomical Spaceship Toys last_img read more

Essential Accessories for Your Nintendo Switch

first_imgCharging Grip Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch SanDisk 64GB MicroSD Card Hori Compact PlaystandWant to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. PowerA Nintendo Switch Lunchbox KitMicroSD CardEach Switch features 32GB of space, and you can use about 26GB for yourself. That’s not terrible, but if you want to primarily download your games instead of buying them as cartridges, you’re going to want to expand that memory with a MicroSD card. Some big games even require a memory card to install. Here are some options at various sizes and price points.256GB Samsung EVO Select Micro SDXC Memory Card You don’t have to take our word for it anymore when we tell you the Nintendo Switch is good for video games. Now, you can (theoretically) grab one of Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrids for yourself, if a store has them in stock. Out the box you’ll get the Switch tablet, dock, two Joy-Con controllers, and the Joy-Con grip for a more traditional controller.Honestly, that’s enough to get you going. The plethora of additional Switch accessories aren’t nearly as necessary as they might seem. However, they are pretty nice. So tear yourself away from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey and complete the Nintendo Switch experience for you or the gamers in your life this holiday with these accessories.We’ve divided this buying guide into four categories. One thing you won’t find on here, however, are vinyl stickers. It turns out they can damage the casing of your Switch so stay clear.AdChoices广告Extra ControllersThe Nintendo Switch already comes with two controllers if you hold the Joy-Con sideways. But with a console so focused on local multiplayer (like in many indie games), the more controllers the merrier. Meanwhile, if you’re itching for a controller with a little more substance, you should probably pick up a Pro Controller. If you want to save some money, you could pick up a third party controller instead. But be aware those tend to ditch extra features like HD Rumble, motion controls, and NFC scanning.Pro Controller CitySlicker Case by WaterField Designs Nintendo Switch Ethernet Adapter SanDisk 128GB Switch MicroSD CardCarrying CasesThe Switch is a nice handheld with a great screen, but it’s a little too big for most pockets. So you’re going to want a case to protect it and your game cards, too. If you’re lucky, you snagged a Zelda collector’s edition with the slick Sheikah Slate case. But these options aren’t half bad either.PDP Nintendo Switch Premium Console Case Mario Edition PowerA Premium Game Card CaseSwitch FixesJust because we’re big fans of the Switch doesn’t mean we think it’s perfect. The hardware has some annoying flaws, like a filmsy kickstand, and the online/voice chat situation is bad even by Nintendo standards. However, some third party accessories actually rectify some of these mistakes. They do what Nintendon’t.SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Gaming Headset Hori Tough Pouchcenter_img RDS Game Traveler Deluxe System Case PowerA Wired Controller Plus USB-C Cable Nyko Kick Stand for Nintendo SwitchCables and DocksOther little accessories, from internet adapters to extra USB-C cables, will just make the Switch experience smoother. According to Nintendo, extras like additional docks and steering wheel shells are on the way.Nintendo AC Adapter Joy-Con Stay on target Joy-Con Charging Dock Multiplayer Pro Case by WaterField Designs Nintendo Switch Car Adapterlast_img read more

Researchers glue bar codes on to ants to study individual behavior within

first_img 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. Group of marked ants. Credit: Joël Meunier Laurent Keller is very well known in biology circles for his work in studying fire ants over the past 20 years. Today, he runs a lab in Lausanne dedicated to trying to understand how and why ants behave the way they do. In this new effort, one of his former students, Danielle Mersch began looking for a way to track individual ants in a colony over many days. Traditional approaches, such as color coding didn’t allow for nearly enough information capture so Mersch and Keller enlisted the assistance of Alessandro Crespi, a robotics engineer. Together the team devised a means for gluing tiny paper bar codes onto the backs of every ant in a colony, then scanning them from above (taking snaps twice per second). The data from the scans was fed into a computer which noted the position of every ant in a colony at a given moment in time—that allowed for tracking the movements of each individual ant over a period of time. Once the system was in place, the team used it to track the movement of ants in six colonies, each of which had approximately 100 members, over periods of 41 days each. Play Trajectories of marked ants. Each colored line represents the trajectory of an ant in the preceding minute. Ants without visible lines were immobile in the preceding minute. The frame rate is accelerated five times. Credit: Video data and overlay by Danielle Mersch and Alessandro Crespi In analyzing the behavior of the ants they were studying, the researchers were able to note interactions between the ants (over 9 million in total) and to follow how the roles they filled in the colony changed as the ants grew older. They discovered that there were three basic jobs or roles for the ants in the colony: caretaker, cleaner and forager. They found also that interaction between members who performed the same duties was very high, whereas interactions between members who performed different functions, was limited. They also found that as the ants grew older, they quite often switched jobs. For the most part, they noted, caretaking was a job for the youngest ants—most eventually graduated to becoming cleaners, and then eventually to foragers. Journal information: Science Explore further Marked and unmarked ants in their colony near the brood (young). Colored dots allow the researchers to infer the age of the ants. Credit: Alessandro Crespi Marked ant on sand. Credit: Alessandro Crespi The novel approach developed by the team is likely to be adopted by others studying the behavior of individuals in groups—offering the possibility of developing new theories regarding social behavior in general. © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Researchers glue bar codes on to ants to study individual behavior within group (w/ video) (2013, April 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-bar-codes-ants-individual-behavior.html (Phys.org) —A team of researchers made up of two behavioral ecologists from the University of Lausanne and a robotics engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has developed a novel way to study the behavior of individual ants in a colony—they’ve glued bar codes to their backs which they scan from above. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes how their groundbreaking approach has led to new discoveries about how ants behave. More information: Tracking Individuals Shows Spatial Fidelity Is a Key Regulator of Ant Social Organization, Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1234316ABSTRACTAnts live in organized societies with a marked division of labor among workers, but little is known about how this is generated. We use a tracking system to continuously monitor individually tagged workers in six colonies of the ant Camponotus fellah over 41 days. Network analyses of over 9 million interactions revealed three distinct groups that differ in behavioral repertoires. Each group represents a functional behavioral unit with workers moving from one group to the next as they age. The rate of interactions was much higher within than between groups. The precise information on spatial and temporal distribution of all individuals permitted calculation of the expected rates of within- and between-group interactions. These values suggest that the network of interaction within colonies is primarily mediated by age-induced changes in the spatial location of workers. Ant’s social network similar to Facebook PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenlast_img read more

Webjet continue OTA dominance

first_imgCustomer bookings exceed domestic passenger growth. Webjet bookings have exceeded domestic passenger growth in Australia, increasing the company’s lead over other online travel agencies. Webjet chief financial officer Rob Turner has resigned from his position this week. Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) data for the full financial year 2013 revealed domestic passenger growth of 3.9 percent, compared to FY2012. Source = ETB News: P.T. “In conjunction with our increased lead over all OTAs as measured by Hitwise, Webjet’s continued market share growth in the last twelve months has exceeded the general passenger growth number,” Webjet managing director John Guscic said.center_img Mr Turner will provide the company with consultancy and advice over the coming months, while an interim CFO will be appointed within the week. “Webjet, over the same period, has also substantially increased its yield with an improvement in margin by 12.2 percent.” Webjet domestic bookings in Australia increased by 4.4 percent during the same period. This news comes despite Webjet’s reported net profit loss of more than 50 percent during FY2013.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Veteran DL Cory Redding talks about how the goal is to have the Cardinals play their best football in January and February.Linebacker Kevin Minter is appreciative of adversity as well as assistant coach Larry Foote.Newly-signed pass rusher Dwight Freeney is ready to help the Cardinals however he can.ESPN’s Mike Sando says left tackle Jared Veldheer is the Cardinals’ most important non-QB player.Bruce Arians downplayed facing the organization that “re-fired” him, though his players know how important this game is.Ghosts at The Greenbrier? Some Cardinals are believers.Miscellany -The Cardinals have started a season 5-1 12 times in franchise history, but have not done so in back-to-back seasons since 1947-48. With a win Sunday, they would accomplish the feat this year.-The Cardinals are a perfect 22-for-22 in red zone possessions, coming up with 17 touchdowns and five field goals.-QB Carson Palmer is one touchdown pass away from establishing a franchise record for TD tosses in the first six games of a season.-The Cardinals have never won a game in Heinz Field, though to be fair they’ve only played one game there (2003).-Calais Campbell is two sacks away from passing Eric Swann (45.5) for fifth place in the Cardinals’ all-time sacks list. “He uses that shot clock all the way down to the very last second offensively to try and steal a down on them. So there’s certainly some differences, but we know at the end of the day we know the number one thing, we’ve got to stop the run this week.”It’s true that the Cardinals will probably devote much of their attention to stopping running back Le’Veon Bell. The third-year pro was suspended the first two games of the season, but in the last three has run for 302 yards and three touchdowns on 62 carries. He’s also an excellent receiver out of the backfield, with 18 catches for 107 yards this season.But part of what makes Bell so dangerous is the threat of the passing attack which, without Roethlisberger, has been mostly non-existent. In two starts this season, Vick has thrown for 327 yards with two touchdowns and one interception as the Steelers’ offense has mustered four touchdowns. The Steelers’ most dynamic receiver, Antonio Brown, has been held to 87 yards on eight catches in those games.“I think everything takes time. I’m comfortable with him. I just think he’s got to be comfortable with just making plays,” Brown said of the comfort level with Vick at QB. “I think he’s doing everything he can just to make sure he doesn’t mess up and just to make sure to put us in a position to win. As time keeps going on, I think he’s going to eventually take some shots and take some chances.” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, when asked how much the team has had to scale back its offense for Vick, said the playbook has grown every day the veteran has been involved. There should be more in it this week than last week, and would be more next week than this week. He does think the quarterback, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, is improving.“Just in his overall command of what it is we’re doing,” Tomlin said. “Also in that process is us bringing some of the things that we do to his skill set. I just think that from a continuity standpoint, there’s been improved communication and understanding over that time period and I think that it’s going to continue to manifest itself in how we play on the field.”Maybe, though if Vick’s track record against Arizona is any indication, Sunday is not likely to be one of his finest outings.In four games against Arizona — 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2012 — Vick has completed just 49.6 percent of his passes for 613 yards with four interceptions and zero touchdowns. What damage he’s done has come on the ground, with 263 yards on 31 carries.Given how much has changed over time for both Vick and the Cardinals, it’s not unreasonable to think that his previous efforts against the team hold no bearing on what will happen Sunday. Just because he has struggled in the past — including completing a woeful 17-of-37 passes for 217 yards while being sacked five times in ’12 — does not mean he will now, and Arizona knows Vick is someone who can burn you if you’re not careful. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Monday night in a win over the San Diego Chargers, Vick struggled for much of the game before finding Markus Wheaton for a 72-yard touchdown to tie the game and then picked up 24 yards on a run during the game-winning drive.“They’re able to not have handcuffs on Ben, as far as play-calling, versus with Michael Vick; you can tell that the offense has changed with Michael Vick under center,” Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said. “But at the same time, Michael Vick can still get the job done so we have to make sure that we account for his legs.”Peterson noted how Vick hasn’t been running as much as they thought he would, but that does not mean he can’t beat them with the ball in his hands “because he is one of the dangerous quarterbacks in the league when he’s outside of the pocket.”“And he has one of the strongest arms around the league, still, so we have to make sure that we keep everything in front of us and hopefully force him into making throws that he’s not comfortable with.”Some stories for pre-game readingIt’s true, the Arizona Cardinals have a good running game.John Gambadoro writes on how the signing of Chris Johnson is proving to be a big steal. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mike Vick (2) scrambles while playing the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires With Ben Roethlisberger under center, the Pittsburgh Steelers have one of the best offenses in the NFL.The same cannot be said for them when Michael Vick is the quarterback.“Obviously Michael is special running around with the ball, can still do it, can still put his foot in the ground and run, can create with his feet; you see that with the Wildcat stuff they’re doing, splitting him out,” Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher said. “And Ben is so smart, you see him checking and putting them in the very best possible play on every down.last_img read more

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first_imgArtwork honouring residential school survivors vested with legal rights by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 12, 2019 7:18 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Visitors to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg can view a new exhibit called The Witness Blanket Monday, December 14, 2015. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and First Nations artist Carey Newman are signing an agreement regarding the protection and use of “The Witness Blanket.” The 12-metre-long, cedar-framed installation is comprised of more than 800 items collected from the sites and survivors of residential schools assembled in the style of a woven blanket. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods center_img WINNIPEG — An art installation honouring survivors of residential schools is being recognized as a “living entity” in an agreement combining Indigenous teachings and Western law.The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and First Nations artist Carey Newman are signing an agreement Friday to be joint stewards of the “The Witness Blanket,” which is comprised of more than 800 items collected from the sites and survivors of residential schools.Newman, a Kwagiulth and Coast Salish artist from Vancouver Island, said he has never felt ownership of the 12-metre-long installation, but rather a responsibility to honour the survivors’ stories it carries.In devising a way to share this responsibility with the CMHR, Newman said he and the Crown-owned museum came to an “unprecedented” agreement that would vest legal rights with the artwork itself, rather than treating it like a transfer of property.“It’s a Crown corporation really following through on the idea of being Indigenous-led, of reconciliation,” Newman said in an interview as he arrived in Winnipeg on Thursday for the signing.“By putting the rights with the work, and putting responsibilities with ourselves, we’ve become collaborators trying to figure out our way forward.”Heather Bidzinski, the CMHR’s head of collections, said the museum will care for “The Witness Blanket” working in co-operation with Newman to ensure the artwork’s rights are being respected in keeping with Indigenous cultural practices.The stewardship agreement will be ratified both in written documents and an oral ceremony to be held near Newman’s home territory of Kwakwaka’wakw at a traditional feast later this year.The son of a residential school survivor, Newman said in the process of creating “The Witness Blanket,” he feels he has only scratched the surface of understanding reconciliation and decolonization.But he sees the agreement as an embodiment of what it will take to realize those goals, and said he hopes other institutions will follow the CMHR’s example in recognizing land not as something to be owned, but looked after for future generations.“I started this journey because of my father,” he said. “I continue it because of my daughter.”The CMHR said “The Witness Blanket” needs restoration work, but a travelling version will be shown at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in Alberta from May 4 to June 23. —By Adina Bresge in TorontoThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

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