Motorcyclist dies after colliding with truck

first_imgA motorcyclist took his last breath on Friday evening while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital following an accident at Water and Holmes Street, Georgetown.Dead is 23-year-old Kemo Stewart of Lot 58 Vigilance/Bladen Hall, East Coast Demerara (ECD). Based on reports received, at about 06:30h on Friday, a truck driven by Mahendra Mahase was proceeding along Water Street when the motorcyclist reportedly failed to stop, and as such, collided with the left rear wheel of the trailer.Dead: Security officer, Kemo StewartStewart was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted and treated for a fractured leg and lacerations to the body.However, the ECD resident succumbed to his injuries at about 22:45h.The driver of the motor lorry owned by Hack and Sons of Mahaica, ECD was subsequently tested for alcohol but there was no trace of alcohol in his system. Nevertheless, he was arrested and is assisting with the investigations.Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, the dead man’s grandmother, Lynda Griffith, explained that on Friday, her grandson accompanied a friend to the GPHC to seek medical attention but as the friend was being examined by the doctor, he left and was heading to River View, Ruimveldt, Georgetown to hand over some money to the mother of his child.She stated that it was while on his way to her, he met in the accident. She said after relatives received the news, they rushed to the hospital where he was in a semi-conscious state, but he seemed to be coming around despite receiving severe injuries to his body.The weeping grandmother noted that after some time, relatives left the hospital and returned home. At about 23:00h, she noted that the family received news of his passing. The father of one was working with the OPSET International Security Firm up to the time of his demise.While the family is still to get a clear understanding of what led to the young man’s demise, they were initially told that Stewart collided with a truck transporting rice.They are awaiting a Police report, the aggrieved grandmother stated. She described her now dead grandson as a joyous and caring individual. He leaves to mourn his five siblings and other relatives.A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted on Monday after which the body will be handed over to the family to make preparations for interment. Only on Friday, the Police revealed an 18.1 per cent decrease in both fatal accidents and road deaths, with nine cases this year against 11 in 2017 for both categories.The Police also recorded decreases in minor and damage accidents, with a six per cent and 11.1 per cent respectively. Serious accidents remained the same as the corresponding figure last year with 18 cases.last_img read more

Mooney Boats christen largest vessel in Donegal port for over 30 years

first_imgThere were celebrations in Killybegs last week as Mooney Boats Ltd successfully launched the largest vessel in the fishing port since 1980. The MFV Amethyst received its ceremonial launching on Saturday, September 28th from owner Ralston Johnston, with his wife Jane Johnston taking main stage at the launch party to christen the ship.Mr. Johnston and his family, from Gardenstown in Scotland, have operated fishing vessels in Fraserburgh for many years. Familiar with the quality of work previously produced by Mooney Boats, Mr. Johnston approached the yard in late 2017 to commission a new build prawn trawler then designated as Build 48.The significance of the new build was not taken lightly by Mooney Boats, at 20.25 Meters in length and 7.3 Meters in breadth the vessel would challenge the dense peninsula on which the boatyard workshop is located.After a successful launch, celebratory champagne was passed around to invited guests at the boatyard with a meal and complimentary drinks in the Tara Hotel.With the vessel now in the water the men and women of Mooney Boats are again working tirelessly to finish the now pier side MFV Amethyst, over the coming weeks. Mooney Boats christen largest vessel in Donegal port for over 30 years was last modified: October 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No Just Connectivity, Telecom Must Leverage the Most of IoT to Deliver Value-Based Services

first_imgTags:#IoT#telecom What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck Abhishek Budholiya is a tech blogger, digital marketing pro, and has contributed to numerous tech magazines. Currently, as a technology and digital branding consultant, he offers his analysis on the tech market research landscape. His forte is analysing the commercial viability of a new breakthrough, a trait you can see in his writing. When he is not ruminating about the tech world, he can be found playing table tennis or hanging out with his friends. Related Posts Thanks to ‘all things smart and intelligent’, from interactive fitness trackers and smart thermostats to driverless vehicles and connected smart kitchens, the Internet of Things (IoT) has witnessed increased adoption- to make our lives smarter and more interactive, in the recent years. As the Internet of Things continues to pervade the enterprise and consumer worlds, according to a report by Goldman Sachs, the IoT is likely to connect as many as 28 billion devices (or “things” as they call it) to the Internet by 2020- connected Wearable Devices, cars, homes, cities, transportation, oil and gas, healthcare and the industrial internet.Given all the hype around IoT and the advantages it brings along, the telecommunications industry is one of the fastest growing market- providing enhanced connectivity solutions to numerous smart devices. By combining connectivity, analysis, mobile, security and cloud to support business- this crossroads could prove to be a revenue opportunity for the telecom operators, who are increasingly making use of digital platforms.However, owing to the fact that consumer’s data and connectivity requirement are volatile apropos to the IoT and digitization advancements, it is fundamental for telecom companies to redefine their business strategies including key offerings around IoT. Considering that the telecom players have the strongest position in the IoT value chain, they must start moving up the IoT value chain and start offering accordingly.Hit the Bull’s Eye with IoT customized OfferingsIoT specific price plans: With the outburst of IoT and consumers fascinate with it even more, telecom players should leverage this attention and focus on building specialized price plans and provide connectivity as per the IoT services.Create information pools: Considering that telecom providers will receives unimaginable sets of deep data from numerous IoT devices, telecom companies can create vast information pools which can be later used for gaining business insights, predictive modelling and, build specific solutions.Device cloud for effective management: With widespread adoption of IoT, increasing number of enterprises are unlocking the valuable data generated by their everyday operations which they later use to uncover new business opportunities. However, if IoT and data are the hero, the real stars are the connected devices that collect this data. It is essential that telecom players actively monitor and manage these devices utilizing device cloud. By building a platform like this, other industries and companies can use for managing their devices.Protect IoT data with BlockchainGrowth of IoT has a direct impact on the security of data. Considering that not every system can be secured fully, protecting data becomes cardinal for all businesses in the IoT space. However, organizations can consider applying strong multiple layers of security to make it time consuming and costly for hackers. This layer of security is called Blockchain. According to industry experts, at the time of cyber-attacks, IoT devices are unable to gauge the situation and make security decision. Blockchain, on the contrary, understands this behavior and enables device networks to protect themselves by allowing devices to form group consensus about what is normal within a given network, and negate any activity that might seem unusual.Additionally, research has shown that Blockchain is not limited to just transactional data and can record anything- which can be further used for managing assets, maintaining devices including repairs and breakdowns and, recovering device history could be used to record just about anything and is not limited to transactional data. The ‘smart’ devices are often unable to unmeasured these threats which may often lead to loss of massive amount of data ad critical failure. If estimates are to be believed, 1 in 5 IoT devices will deploy basic blockchain by 2020.Ultimately, using blockchain for IoT transactions and data sharing could easily beef up security, remove failures, streamline processes and prove to be cost effective, considering that ‘blocks’ in the blockchain are only available to organizations with the right encryption key.Marry IoT and Contracts for ‘Smart Contracts’ Since, in the massive IoT space it is difficult to know who you are connecting to, blockchain solves these trust issues, but ‘smart contracts’ could be a game changer in the telecom IoT space. Smart contracts define the rules and regulation of information sharing which may help complex businesses operations to track various functions of data and what happens to it at each step- especially helpful when proof is required. Additionally, not only does smart contracts- a verified set of parameters that is publically available on the blockchain, govern data, it also automatically enforces those obligations.Partnership Is the Key to SuccessAlthough IoT has consuming various verticals, the telecom industry is still trying to identify their role in the IoT space considering that till now their pricing model has been volume-based and not performance.  This has been quite complex for the telecom industry to determine what services and how their network could add value for IoT consumers. Since the world is getting more and more consumed by telecom IoT, providers need to move beyond just providing connectivity and find smarter ways to deliver more value-based services to their customers and partners. The telecom ecosystem needs to turn towards a more rewarding revenue system rather than just focusing on connecting devices and partner with the right solution partners and system integrators.An example to this collaboration is online gaming, wherein connection speed is critical. The connection speed determines the outcome of the game and not necessarily huge amount of data over the internet. Online gamers as compared to other internet users were not always the favorites of telecom providers- mostly prioritized cost over latency, routing traffic through the cheapest paths, which were not necessarily the fastest. Not so much for other internet users who download things form the internet at their own will and time, the difference becomes absolutely clear in real-time applications where lags affect the games. With 5G, the telecom industry can offer new levels of latency. However, more than just network connectivity, the telecom industry can offer more to gaming companies including specialized servers and routers. Abhishek Budholiya AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

UAAP volleyball: UP bolsters Final 4 bid, escapes UE

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Warriors clobber Nuggets, increase lead for top seed in West MOST READ MANILA, Philippines–University of the Philippines needed a lot of help from its bench to overcome University of the East, 25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 24-26, 15-11, Wednesday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messcenter_img Marian Buitre and Maristella Layug stepped up in the absence of injured star Isa Molde as the Lady Maroons hiked their record to 6-4, keeping alive their hopes for a Final Four slot.Buitre, seldom used and averaging less than two points a game, slammed down 19 points to power UP. Middle blocker Layug helped up with 18 markers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTeam captain Tots Carlos dished out the usual numbers, making 18 as UP repeated over UE following its five-set win in the first round. The Lady Warriors are on the brink of elimination with a 2-8 card. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Researcher discovers blood vessel system in bones

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 30 2019A network of very fine blood vessels that connects bone marrow directly with the blood supply of the periosteum that was previously overlooked has now been discovered by Dr. Anika Grüneboom, a young researcher who is now working at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. She made this groundbreaking discovery while working on her doctoral thesis at Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) with Prof. Dr. Matthias Gunzer. Researchers from Universitätsklinikum Essen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and research institutes in Jena, Berlin, Dresden and Bern were also involved in the study.Although bones are very hard organs, they also have a dense network of blood vessels inside them where the bone marrow is located as well as on the outside that is covered by the periosteum. This is why bone fractures often cause serious bleeding. However, new blood cells can also leave the bone marrow via this system of vessels and enter the body.’As with every organ, bones need a closed bloodstream for these functions. While fresh blood is transported into organs via arteries, veins transport the ‘used’ blood back out again. The precise structure of this closed bloodstream in long bones was not clear up to now’, explains Dr. Anika Grüneboom, Department of Medicine 3 – Rheumatology and Immunology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.Over one thousand blood vessels in some placesThe group of researchers have now found thousands of previously unknown blood vessels in the bones of mice that traverse perpendicularly across the entire length of the compact bone, the so-called cortical bone. The researchers have named them ‘trans-cortical vessels’ (TCVs) for this reason. Furthermore, they were able to demonstrate that the majority of both arterial and venous blood flows through this newly discovered system of vessels. This means that the system is a central component for supplying bones with oxygen and nutrients.Related StoriesLab-grown blood vessels provide hope for dialysis patientsBlood based test using AI and nanotechnology devised for chronic fatigue syndromeMathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behaviorIn addition, the researchers discovered that the newly-discovered system of vessels is used by the immune cells in bone marrow to reach the bloodstream. In the case of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, it is especially important that immune cells reach the source of the inflammation quickly. ‘This network of blood vessels in the bone is similar to an underground train system that is able to successfully transport large numbers of passengers quickly and directly through barriers’, explains Dr. Grüneboom.Lead researcher Prof. Gunzer adds: ‘The previous concepts only described a few single arterial canals and two venous canals in bones. This is completely inaccurate and does not reflect the actual situation at all. It is quite surprising that we can still find new anatomic structures in the 21st century that are not found in any textbooks.’ The discovery was possible due to a unique combination of modern imaging methods explains Prof. Gunzer: ‘Many of these methods were used for the very first time by us such as so-called light-sheet fluorescence microscopy and ultra high-resolution 7 tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging and x-ray microscopy in collaboration with the ERC Synergy Grant 4D-nanoSCOPE team under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Silke Christiansen and Prof. Dr. Georg Schett’.In future, studies are planned to investigate the role of trans-cortical vessels for normal bone remodeling and in conditions such as osteoporosis or tumors that metastasize in bones. The work at FAU was funded by collaborative research center 1181 as well as the ERC Synergy Grant 4D nanoSCOPE.Source: https://www.fau.eu/2019/01/25/news/research/discovery-of-blood-vessel-system-in-bones/last_img read more

Doctoral thesis focuses on the role of oxidative stress in Wolfram syndrome

first_img Source:Estonian Research Council Oxidative stress is the cause for concern primarily for those whose organism has more reactive species or whose antioxidant defense system is weaker. Deficient defense system may also result from the scarcity of certain vitamins.”Rando Porosk, doctoral candidate of the Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine at the University of Tartu Related StoriesHealthy lifestyle lowers dementia risk despite genetic predispositionStudy reveals long-term benefits of stress urinary incontinence surgeryNew study identifies eight genetic variants associated with anorexia nervosaIn his doctoral thesis titled “The Role of Oxidative Stress in Wolfram Syndrome 1 and Hypothermia”, Porosk studied the role of oxidative stress in the case of mild hypothermia or reduced body temperature as well as rare Wolfram syndrome. The latter is caused by a wolframin gene defect which also causes diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, optical nerve atrophy and neurodegenerative disorders. A person suffering from this syndrome has diabetes as well as he/she will be blind and deaf.According to the doctoral candidate, there is knowledge of Wolfram syndrome in the case of wolframin deficiency, as intracellular endoplasmic stress, as well as oxidative stress occurs. “We described the level of oxidative stress more profoundly than ever before in the model of mice suffering from Wolfram syndrome constructed by us and showed how the antioxidant UPF peptides designed by us decrease oxidative stress in various tissues.”In Porosk’s doctoral thesis, the animal model has been described better when compared with earlier ones. This animal model can now be used in further research for describing Wolfram syndrome. “Profound description of metabolism provides information for further studies on a protein with hitherto unknown biofunction which is also wolframin that causes Wolfram syndrome. This way, its biofunction can be described even more profoundly.”The mild hypothermia is used quite a lot in clinical practice for avoiding tissue damage. Right now, it is not exactly known what the protective hypothermia mechanism is about. “We showed in the research that mild hypothermia causes a stress response in various cell lines,” said Porosk in conclusion.center_img Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)May 29 2019In the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tartu, the first animal testings were conducted using antioxidant peptides designed and synthesized by scientists in Tartu, which may reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress also develops with a rare incurable genetic disease called Wolfram syndrome and it is studied profoundly by scientists all over the world.Doctoral candidate of the Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine at the University of Tartu, Rando Porosk, explained that oxidative stress is a condition where the reactive species, such as free radicals, dominate over the antioxidant defense system, and this may cause tissue damage as a result, for example.last_img read more

Brexit minister Barclay says chances of a no deal EU exit are

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter NichollsLONDON (Reuters) – The chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal at the end of October are underpriced, Britain’s Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Wednesday. Asked about the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, Barclay pointed to the fact that parliament is only due to sit for a relatively short period of time in September and October and that legislation required to pass a deal would be significant. “I think a no deal is underpriced. It is still this government’s intention and both leadership candidates’ intention to seek a deal and I think it is the will of many members of parliament for there to be a deal,” he told a committee of lawmakers. “But the question then will be is there a deal that is palatable to parliament and if not will parliament vote to revoke or will we leave with no deal?” Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Elizabeth PiperOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.last_img read more