Complying with port inspection law difficult

first_img“If a terrorist manages to conceal a weapon of mass destruction in a shipping container, it must be discovered long before that container reaches our shore,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in support of the measure. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., a chief proponent, said the costs and complexity involved in the new system pale beside the devastating effect of a nuclear attack launched from a big-city port. “The truth is, we cannot afford not to do it.” The White House issued a statement strongly opposing the scanning requirement, saying it was “neither executable nor feasible.” Opponents warned that it could cause huge backlogs at the nation’s seaports, which handle some 95 percent of goods coming into the country. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says “it would be wonderful” if all containers were inspected before they left foreign ports. “But it’s got to be done in a way that reflects reality and also reflects the fact that we’re not the only players in this pool.” Industry groups that lobbied against the 100 percent screening asked whether Congress intends to cut off trade with small-volume ports that can’t install the needed technology. They also warn of foreign governments retaliating by requiring U.S. ports to set up the same inspection regimen. WASHINGTON – The specter of a nuclear bomb, hidden in a cargo container, detonating in an American port has prompted Congress to require 100 percent screening of U.S.-bound ships at their more than 600 foreign starting points. The White House and shippers maintain that the technology for scanning 11 million containers each year doesn’t exist, and say the requirement could disrupt trade. Current procedures, including manifest inspections at foreign ports and radiation monitoring in U.S. ports, are working well, they contend. Nonetheless, President George W. Bush earlier this month signed the measure into law, praising its shift of funds to states and cities at higher risk of terrorism attack and saying he will work with lawmakers to ensure that the cargo-screening provisions don’t impede commerce. Scanning containers at their point of origin in other countries is a highlight of that law, intended to fulfill recommendations of the 9-11 commission for safeguarding the United States from terrorist attack. It sets a five-year deadline for having the system in place but – recognizing that the technology might not be ready – gives the Homeland Security secretary the authority to extend that deadline by two-year increments. “You have to have the permission of all these foreign points,” said James Carafano, a defense expert at the Heritage Foundation. “There are a lot of people around the world who are going to be really teed off about this.” The Bush administration argues that its current risk-based, layered approach to port security is a success. That approach has several main components: Under the Container Security Initiative, teams from Customs and Border Protection now review manifests at some 50 ports covering more than 80 percent of the container cargo shipped to the United States. Containers identified as high-risk are subjected to X-ray and radiation scanning. Markey argues that this is nothing more than a paperwork check that relies on descriptions of content supplied by shippers. Less than 5 percent of containers get scanned, and only a fraction of those are opened up and inspected. Homeland Security, together with Customs and Border Protection, has set a goal of screening, by the end of 2007, close to 100 percent of all containers entering the country by sea for radiological and nuclear material, using what are called Radiation Portal Monitors. Under a pilot program called the Secure Freight Initiative, created in a port security bill passed last year, Homeland Security is testing high-volume scanning at six ports in Pakistan, Honduras, Britain, Oman, Singapore and South Korea. The program should give some indication of the practicality of the 9-11 Act provision, which requires containers to undergo both a radiation check and a scan with nonintrusive imaging such as X-rays that might locate highly enriched uranium or other materials that don’t emit a lot of radiation. Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office also plans to award up to $1.2 billion over the next five years to develop and acquire a next-generation radiation monitor for land and sea cargo known as Advanced Spectroscopic Portals. Lawmakers have questioned whether the new technology offers much improvement over current monitors that are prone to false alarms set off by naturally occurring radioactive material in medical isotopes, ceramics or kitty litter. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairmen of the Senate and House Homeland Security committees, respectively, said preliminary tests indicate that the effectiveness of the new advanced monitors “may fall well short of levels anticipated.” Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, Calif., a critic of the new provision, noted that those unhappy with current technology are among the same people calling for 100 percent scanning. “You can’t have it both ways,” he said, adding that “the technology is not there at this point.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Incredible XI Lyon could field if they hadn’t sold to Arsenal and Real Madrid

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LATEST TRANSFER NEWS 13 Ferland Mendy has swapped Lyon for Real Madrid where he will join former Lyon star Karim Benzema Alexandre Lacazette became Arsenal’s record signing moving on LATEST Getty REVEALED targets Tolisso only featured twice this season due to a serious knee injury Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing For years, Europe’s top clubs have turned to Lyon for the next big thing.Chelsea fans will remember former stars Michael Essien and Florent Malouda, while Barcelona have the Ligue 1 side to thank for legendary full-back Eric Abidal. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Benzema has been Real Madrid’s first choice striker for many years Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Hugo Lloris is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Samuel Umtiti is a Lyon academy graduate Getty The 29-year-old midfielder has gone on to achieve big things in Italy since leaving Lyon in 2011.First, he joined Roma, where he spent five successful years, before Juventus landed him for £28.5m in 2016.He has won Serie A in every season with the Old Lady.Nabil Fekir (Still at Lyon) Nabil Fekir scored 12 goals for Lyon in the 2018/19 season getty 13 13 13 13 Say what you like about Lovren, but in the past year, he has won the Champions League and reached the World Cup final.The Liverpool and Croatia defender made 72 league appearances for Lyon and joined Southampton for £8.5m in 2013, before sealing a £20m switch to Anfield one year later.Samuel Umtiti (Sold to Barcelona for £22m in 2016) Arsenal broke the bank for Alexandre Lacazette in 2017 and he has proved a fantastic signing.The 28-year-old, who joined Lyon’s academy in 2003, won the Gunners’ Player of the Year award this season.Karim Benzema – (Sold to Real Madrid for £31m in 2009) Pjanic left Lyon eight years ago 13 getty getty three-way race center_img Lyon’s most high-profile academy product is probably Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.The 31-year-old spent his entire youth career at Les Gones, joining in 1996 before making his senior debut in 2004.Madrid came knocking in 2009 and, for much of the last decade, he has been the No. 1 striker at the Bernabeu. TOP WORK The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Umtiti spent 14 years at Lyon before Barcelona came knocking in 2016.The France defender joined Les Gones’ academy in 2002 and made more than 100 appearances for the club.Farland Mendy (Sold to Real Madrid for £47m in 2019) getty 13 Dejan Lovren has gone on to become a Champions League winner Here, takes a look at how Lyon could line-up if they kept all of their amazing talent.Formation: 4-1-2-1-2 (Midfield diamond)Hugo Lloris – (Sold to Tottenham for £10.7m in 2012) Tanguy Ndombele has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham and latest reports claim a club record fee between Spurs and Lyon has been agreed.Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly desperate to sign the 22-year-old, who is also being chased by Manchester United and Juventus.His combination of power and technical ability make him an old-fashioned box-to-box midfielder, who can be effective in attack or defence.Miralem Pjanic – (Sold to Roma for £9.8m in 2011) Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January getty getty Tottenham are one of several clubs interested in Ndombele Real Madrid have identified Mendy as their long-term replacement for Marcelo.The 24-year-old is equally as attacking as the Brazilian, with a wicked left-foot to go with it.Corentin Tolisso – (Sold to Bayern Munich for £36.5m in 2017) LIVING THE DREAM Tolisso joined Bayern Munich for a then Bundesliga record £36.5m in 2017.However, his career in Bavaria has been stunted by a ruptured crucial ligament in his right knee, which ruled him out for most of the 2018/19 season.The France international graduated from the Lyon academy, joining as a kid in 2007 before leaving ten years later.Tanguy Ndombele – (Still at Lyon) Leo Duboi, who joined Lyon from Nantes last summer, enjoyed a fantastic first season with Les Gones.The 24-year-old caught the eye of the French national team selectors and recently made his debut for Les Bleus.Dejan Lovren – (Sold to Southampton for £8.5m in 2013) 13 getty Tottenham won the race for Hugo Lloris’ signature in 2012 and he has been worth every penny of the £10.7m fee.The 32-year-old, now captain of Spurs and France, made more than 150 appearances for Lyon during a four-year spell at the club.Leo Dubois – (Still at Lyon) 13 Getty Images targets Fekir remains a Lyon player despite his attempts to join Liverpool last summer.The move fell through at the eleventh hour and he continues to be linked with other clubs ahead of next season.Alexandre Lacazette – (Sold to Arsenal for £45m in 2017) 13 13 Most recently, Real Madrid snapped up 24-year-old left-back Ferland Mendy for £47million.He becomes the latest in a long string of talented players to seal a big-money move away from the French club.And Mendy will certainly not be the last. Europe’s top clubs are circling around highly-rated midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, with Tottenham close to winning the race for his signature, while Nabil Fekir remains a wanted man following his failed move to Liverpool last summer. Leo Dubois has broken into the French national team 13 Getty Images – getty getty Big things are expected of Mendy at Real Madrid 13last_img read more

New Details About Upcoming NBA Experience at Disney Springs

first_imgThe new NBA Experience will open on the West Side in the summer of 2019. Share This!2019 is going to be a big year at Walt Disney World and one of the new additions, (minus that big carrot at the end of the year, known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge), is going to be the NBA Experience, which is slated to open at Disney Springs in the location of the former Disney Quest. This new experience will be a one-of-a-kind destination that will feature hands-on activities all with the design of highlighting the excitement of basketball.“Developed with the NBA, and inspired by the league’s 29 arenas around the country, NBA Experience will highlight the heart-pounding action and excitement of the NBA world,” said Stan Dodd, Executive Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “From training simulations and clock-racing competitions to fan-favorite NBA moments – we’re bringing new experiences and thrilling games to life to make fans truly feel like a star player.”The NBA Experience will be an immersive place that will allow Guests to do things like:Experience the NBA Draft with a photo moment that recreates the big momentTrack and improve their jump shots and passing skills in a replicated NBA Combine challenge, complete with a scouting report that highlights their stats at the end of the sessionStep onto the court and participate in a series of timed jump shots and hear the roar of the crowdExecute slam dunks which are captured by camerasTest ball-handling skills with an interactive trainerUse an oversized slingshot to launch basketballs at hoops of varying heights, making as many shots as possible before the clock runsLearn the rich legacy and history of NBA and WNBA championship-winning teamsAccess a team locker room with up-to-date statistics of NBA and WNBA playersEnjoy two 180-degree cinematic presentations showcasing the in-arena experience moments, as well as special stories from the players’ perspectivesTake a seat at an interactive multi-screen module to watch replay clips from NBA games and tools to make the right callsPlay interactive basketball games, from Pop-A-Shot to modern video gamesexplore a retail store featuring exclusive NBA-themed merchandise designed by Disneylast_img read more

Here’s Why I Really Bought ReadWrite

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#E2e Conference#hardware#ReadWrite Events#wearable world Hi! It’s time for me to speak up and introduce myself. I’m the CEO of Wearable World, the company that bought ReadWrite back in February. To the many who have loved this site for more than 12 years, I’d like to say “Thank you.” Thank you for sticking around and believing in ReadWrite. Like you, I’ve been a reader. I’ve also been a sponsor of ReadWrite. I’m now its owner, and after this post goes live … I’ll be a writer, too.Having participated in all aspects of this business, I’m humbled to have the opportunity to contribute to a publication that matters to the 5 million of you in ReadWrite’s larger community. (That’s my best estimate of the extended audience reached by ReadWrite’s website, social presences, and distribution partners. There are a lot of you!)As Owen Thomas, ReadWrite’s editor-in-chief, has told you, we’ve been reorganizing ReadWrite’s editorial output around new sections that tell you how to build new products and bring them to market. We did this after seeking your feedback and listening to you, and we’re going to continue to listen.The thing is, this is what ReadWrite has always done. When ReadWrite chronicled the social and mobile revolutions, it prepared you to take advantage of those opportunities. When Richard MacManus wrote about the Internet of Things, he forecasted a huge market. And some of ReadWrite’s most popular stories have been guides, tutorials, and explainers about new technology. The only thing Owen is doing differently is presenting it with a more explicit focus on learning and action—what’s new, and what you can do about it.I’m committed to this new editorial direction. Owen and his team are bringing new voices and new insights to the table that would have benefited me when I was building my own startups. ReadWrite In The Real WorldWhen Owen and I agreed Wearable World would be a great new owner for ReadWrite, we saw eye to eye on the need to do more than just deliver great reporting and analysis on ReadWrite’s website. We also wanted to build valuable real-world experiences that lived up to the ReadWrite brand and its promise of democratizing technology and leveling the playing field. You, the ReadWrite community, inspire and help me, and I want to inspire and help you. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to connect with you directly and share something our team has been working on tirelessly: e2e, a new kind of conference for people building products.I want to share with you how this conference came about, and invite you to attend. This is the first of many opportunities I hope we’ll have to connect, and I’d like to start by saying I am thrilled to be able to engage with ReadWrite readers—the next generation of creators of game-changing technology. Unfreezing InnovationInnovation in its first form is never perfect. Entrepreneurs who want to create impact do not do so by moving slowly. But I’ve seen so many get hung up due to constraints—lack of resources and lack of knowledge. We live in a sea of hard choices. That’s startup life. But some entrepreneurs freeze up at key moments in fear of making the wrong decision. If building a startup is difficult, creating an intelligent and interactive product feels nearly impossible.At ReadWrite and Wearable World, we are always looking for ways to connect and educate our community. Our vision is to be the innovation chain for entrepreneurs looking to bring their products to market, for corporations looking to partner with innovative startups, and for governments turning to technology to solve civic problems. A few months ago we came one step closer to this vision when we solidified our partnership with Jabil, a hardware manufacturing giant based here in the United States. By working with Jabil, we’ve secured guidance for entrepreneurs looking to bring their products to market more efficiently and are thrilled to watch what our community will create. (You can count on me to shoot straight with you, so I should let you know that this is a commercial relationship and Jabil is backing the e2e conference financially and working with Wearable World in other ways. We’ll always disclose these relationships to you.)Everything To EveryoneSo we’ve created the e2e conference to usher in our new partnership and kickstart innovation in our community. This jamboree takes place October 13–14 at Jabil’s Blue Sky Center in San Jose. What’s e2e? Well, depends who you ask, because e2e stands for many things, including “end to end,” “entrepreneur to entrepreneur,” “engineer to engineer,” and “experience to experience.” This event delivers on our innovation-chain vision by going through every step you’ll take from idea to market. It’s the most important event for people building a business in IoT and connected hardware, and will provide attendees the opportunity to work closely with the brightest minds in the industry. You are the builders and the dreamers, and I cannot wait to see what we will create together.And if you can’t make it in October, all I ask is that you keep reading ReadWrite—because next to sitting down with us in person at e2e, there’s no better place for you to learn how to build the future than right here.Photo by Martin Fisch  Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W… Why Your eCommerce Business Should Have a Pop-U…center_img How to Avoid Being Part of 90% of Failed Companies Building a Workplace for the Next 100 Years Redg Snodgrasslast_img read more

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show In Philadelphia

first_img Philly never drops the ball on a good celebration. This year, Philly adds twice the flare again to its New Year’s Eve show with two fireworks shows. Find out here where the best spots are to view the shows. SugarHouse Casino Presents Twice the Fireworks! Twice the Fun! Saturday, December 31 6:00 p.m. and midnight Delaware River Waterfront Insider Tip: This is free.   Top Fireworks Viewing Spots Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive Have your own under the sea adventure when you ring in the New Year.  Guests can dive into the hors d’oeuvres, food stations and open bar and catch a great view of the fireworks while toasting with champagne. Music and entertainment round out the New Year’s adventure. Insider Tip: $125 per person Battleship New Jersey 62 Battleship Place Get your sea legs ready. Enjoy music, food and bar concessions, as well as a unique view of both fireworks shows at 6 p.m. and midnight. New Year’s fireworks along the Delaware River(G. Widman for GPTMC) Blue Cross RiverRink Columbus Boulevard and Market Street The Blue Cross RiverRink’s New Year’s Eve Party on Ice offers one of the best views of the city’s fireworks show over the Delaware River. Skaters can catch one of two sparkling shows during the early (5-7 p.m.) and late (11 p.m. – 1 a.m.) parties. File this spot under family-friendly. Insider Tip: Tickets are $30 for skaters and $20 for spectators. Franklin Square 200 N. 6th Street Families can head to the brightly illuminated Franklin Square to watch the 6 p.m. fireworks show. From 11a.m. – 4 p.m., there will be party hat decorating, free entertainment, and a “Square-drop” countdown to 6 p.m. File this one under family-friendly. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing Chestnut Street and Columbus Boulevard Head to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for a front-row view of the fireworks backed by a synchronized soundtrack during the show. Hyatt Regency Philadelphia 201 S. Columbus Boulevard The Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing is kicking off the New Year with not one, but two celebrations. Enjoy a delicious New Year’s Eve Family Buffet starting at 4 p.m. Save room for the Dessert Explosion at 5:30 p.m. before the 6 p.m. fireworks show at Penn’s Landing. ($55 for adults, $25 for children 3-12). Starting at 8 p.m., adults can partake in the Starlight Soiree featuring a dinner buffet and wine bar in the Columbus Ballroom followed by drinks and dancing at Keatings River Grill, all leading up to the fireworks spectacular at midnight. ($125 per person) Independence Seaport Museum Columbus Boulevard at Walnut Street Grab a complimentary party hat and noisemaker before heading outside to the second-floor terrace to watch the fireworks spectacular over the Delaware River at 6 p.m. The museum comes alive at 8:30 p.m. during the Buccaneers Ball, a swashbuckler-themed New Year’s Eve celebration with live music, drinks, dinner and dancing ending with the fireworks show at midnight. Penn Treaty Park Delaware Avenue and Beach Street Penn Treaty Park’s seven acres of open green space and clean picnic areas provide a great vantage point from which to watch the fireworks. Race Street Pier Race Street and Delaware Avenue This is an amazing spot to watch but we recommend you get there early, as it’s probably going to fill up fast. Insider Tip: Alcohol, BBQ and glass containers are not permitted at the Pier. Spirit of Philadelphia 401 S. Columbus Boulevard Set sail on the Spirit of Philadelphia for two special sailing adventures to ring in the New Year. Families can hop aboard for the early New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise from 4–6:30 p.m. and celebrate with live music, party favors and a grand buffet before getting an up close view of the fireworks at 6 p.m. From $109.90 per adult. $69.90 per child ages 3-12. The New Year’s celebration sets sails again from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. with sweeping views of the fireworks and the city skyline; the night includes a dinner buffet, hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, DJ music, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast. From $164.90 per person. SugarHouse Casino 1001 N. Delaware Avenue We bet that the riverfront walkway at SugarHouse Casino will be a good spot to watch both fireworks displays, as there will be concession stands and speakers playing the synchronized soundtrack for each of the shows. Washington Avenue Green 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard This is another new park on the Delaware River Waterfront, formerly Pier 53. Wiggins Park & Marina Mickle Boulevard at the River Across the river in Camden, you can get an amazing view of the fireworks from Wiggin’s Park, located near Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey. Viewers will be treated to a synchronized soundtrack for the fireworks display from speakers at the park.last_img read more

Ancient DNA confirms Native Americans’ deep roots in North and South America

first_img By Lizzie WadeNov. 8, 2018 , 2:00 PM Ancient Beringian (MAP) C. POSTH ET AL., CELL, 175 (2018) ADAPTED BY J. YOU/SCIENCE; (DATA) J. MORENO-MAYAR ET AL., SCIENCE 10.1126/SCIENCE.AAV2621 Eske Willerslev A trail of DNA Two new papers add DNA from 64 ancient individuals to the sparse genetic record of the Americas. They show that people related to the Anzick child, part of the Clovis culture, quickly spread across both North and South America about 13,000 years ago. Team leader David Reich Lagoa Santa10,400–9600 years agoAustralasian ancestry Spirit Cave10,700 years ago Craig Stennett/Alamy Stock Photo Anzick12,700 years ago For decades, scientists could describe the peopling of the Americas only in broad strokes, leaving plenty of mysteries about when and how people spread across the continents. Now, state-of-the-art ancient DNA methods, applied to scores of new samples from around the Americas, are filling in the picture. Two independent studies, published in Cell and online in Science, find that ancient populations expanded rapidly across the Americas about 13,000 years ago. They also emphasize that the story continued in the thousands of years since, revealing previously undocumented, large-scale movements between North and South America.The data include 64 newly sequenced ancient DNA samples from Alaska to Patagonia, spanning more than 10,000 years of genetic history. “The numbers [of samples] are just extraordinary,” says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Prior to these studies, only six genomes older than 6000 years from the Americas had been sequenced. As a result, says Jennifer Raff, an anthropological geneticist at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, “The [genetic] models that we’ve been using to explain the peopling of the Americas have always been oversimplified.”Eske Willerslev, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Copenhagen who led the Science team, worked closely with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe in Nevada to gain access to some of the new samples. The tribe had been fighting to repatriate 10,700-year-old remains found in Nevada’s Spirit Cave and had resisted destructive genetic testing. 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Willerslev found that the remains from Spirit Cave are most closely related to living Native Americans. That strengthened the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe’s claim to the bones, which were returned to them in 2016 and reburied. Willerslev’s study validates that “this is our homeland, these are our ancestors,” says Rochanne Downs, the tribe’s cultural coordinator.Willerslev added the Spirit Cave data to 14 other new whole genomes from sites scattered from Alaska to Chile and ranging from 10,700 to 500 years old. His data join an even bigger trove published in Cell by a team led by population geneticist David Reich of Harvard Medical School in Boston. They analyzed DNA from 49 new samples from Central and South America dating from 10,900 to 700 years old, at more than 1.2 million positions across the genome. All told, the data decisively dispel suggestions, based on the distinctive skull shape of a few ancient remains, that early populations had a different ancestry from today’s Native Americans. “Native Americans truly did originate in the Americas, as a genetically and culturally distinctive group. They are absolutely indigenous to this continent,” Raff says. Upward Sun River11,500 years agocenter_img SouthernNative Americans Monte Verde14,500+ years ago The two studies also provide an unprecedented view of how ancient Americans moved across the continent beginning about 13,000 years ago. Previous genetic work had suggested the ancestors of Native Americans split from Siberians and East Asians about 25,000 years ago, perhaps when they entered the now mostly drowned landmass of Beringia, which bridged the Russian Far East and North America. Some populations stayed isolated in Beringia, and Willerslev sequenced one new example of such an “Ancient Beringian,” 9000-year-old remains from Alaska’s Seward peninsula. Meanwhile, other groups headed south. At some point, those that journeyed south of the ice sheets split into two groups—”Southern Native Americans” and “Northern Native Americans” (also sometimes called Ancestral A and B lineages), who went on to populate the continents.By looking for genetic similarities between far-flung samples, both papers add detail—some of it puzzling—to this pattern. The 12,700-year-old Anzick child from Montana, who is associated with the mammoth-hunting Clovis culture, known for their distinctive spear points, provided a key reference point. Willerslev detected Anzick-related ancestry in both the Spirit Cave individual—who is associated with western stemmed tools, a tradition likely older than Clovis—and 10,000-year-old remains from Lagoa Santa in Brazil. Reich’s team found an even closer relationship between Anzick and 9300- to 10,900-year-old samples from Chile, Brazil, and Belize.Those close genetic affinities at similar times but across vast distances suggest people must have moved rapidly across the Americas, with little time to evolve into distinct genetic groups. Reich’s team argues that Clovis technology might have spurred this rapid expansion. But anthropological geneticist Deborah Bolnick of the University of Connecticut in Storrs notes the Anzick-related ancestry group may have been broader than the Clovis people, and doubts that the culture was a driver.Willerslev also finds traces of this Anzick-related ancestry in later samples from South America and Lovelock Cave in Nevada. But in Reich’s data it fades starting about 9000 years ago in much of South America, suggesting “a major population replacement,” he says.After that population turnover in South America, both teams see striking genetic continuity in many regions. But that doesn’t mean no one moved around. Reich’s group sees a new genetic signal entering the central Andes about 4200 years ago, carried by people who are most closely related to ancient inhabitants of the Channel Islands, off Southern California. Meanwhile, Willerslev’s team detects ancestry related to the present-day Mixe, an Indigenous group from Oaxaca in Mexico, spreading to South America about 6000 years ago and North America about 1000 years ago. Neither of these migrations replaced local communities, but rather mixed with them. Both teams say they could be seeing the same signal, but “without comparing the data, it’s really hard to tell,” says archaeogeneticist Cosimo Posth of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, the first author of the Cell paper.Just as mysterious is the trace of Australasian ancestry in some ancient South Americans. Reich and others had previously seen hints of it in living people in the Brazilian Amazon. Now, Willerslev has provided more evidence: telltale DNA in one person from Lagoa Santa in Brazil, who lived 10,400 years ago. “How did it get there? We have no idea,” says geneticist José Víctor Moreno-Mayar of the University of Copenhagen, first author of the Willerslev paper.The signal doesn’t appear in any other of the team’s samples, “somehow leaping over all of North America in a single bound,” says co-author and archaeologist David Meltzer of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He wonders whether that Australasian ancestry was confined to a small population of Siberian migrants who remained isolated from other Native American ancestors throughout the journey through Beringia and the Americas. That suggests individual groups may have moved into the continents without mixing.Delighted as they are with the data in the new studies, scientists want more. Meltzer points out that none of the new samples can illuminate what’s happening at pre-Clovis sites such as Chile’s Monte Verde, which was occupied 14,500 years ago. And Potter notes that, “We have a huge, gaping hole in the central and eastern North American [sampling] record. … These papers aren’t the final words.” One Eight Previously published Lapa do Santo9600 years ago Ancient DNA confirms Native Americans’ deep roots in North and South America Sample size The Suruí from the Brazilian Amazon carry traces of Australasian ancestry, now confirmed to have arrived in South America more than 10,400 years ago. NorthernNative Americans Lovelock Cave2000–600 years agolast_img read more

Lecce President: ‘Olsen play-acting!’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: 1 goal 2 red cards Lecce President Saverio Sticchi Damiani criticised apologetic Cagliari goalkeeper Robin Olsen for being the “protagonist of incredible play-acting.” Olsen clashed with Gianluca Lapadula after the Lecce striker had reduced the deficit to 2-1 from the penalty spot at the Via del Mare on Monday, following a handling offence by Fabrizio Cacciatore. The two players clashed and Lecce President Sticchi Damiani accused Olsen of “simulation” to help get Lapadula sent off. “I have a great feeling of regret, we should have played in with two men more, 11 against nine,” he said about the last 10 minutes of the game. “Here we have endless debates on handballs, positioning of the arm and VAR. “Then Lecce had to accept a red card for Lapadula, who took three hits from the opposing goalkeeper, without having done anything. “We will lose our player through suspension, because of Olsen’s simulation. He was the protagonist of incredible play-acting.” The match ended in a 2-2 draw, as Lecce played with 10 against nine, and the former Roma shot-stopper apologised to the fans after being “close to three points.” “Unfortunate end of the game, which of course I apologise for,” Olsen posted on social media. “To my teammates, my coaches and our fans! I never wanted to leave them alone in this game, we were close to the three points after a good team effort… “New games are coming up and I will do everything I can to support my team, as always!” .. in the space of a few seconds! Gianluca Lapadula fires home the penalty, and immediately gets sent over following an altercation with Cagliari goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who also gets dismissed! — Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) November 25, 2019last_img read more

2012 Defence Nationals

first_imgThe 2012 Defence Force Nationals will be played from Monday, 29 October until Friday, 2 November at the Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane. 21 teams from across Australia will take part in the event, including three invitational teams from New Zealand, from as far away as the southern states and the Northern Territory.Six Constituent Bodies (CB) will take part in the championships – Northern Territory, South Queensland, Sydney Metros, Southern States, ACT/Country and North Queensland as well as New Zealand. The teams will compete across three divisions – Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Senior Men. Rounds games will be played on the first three days of competition, before finals are played on Thursday. There will be a Trans Tasman event on the Friday across the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Men’s 30’s divisions, with each division to play one game each against New Zealand. Last year’s Champion CB, South Queensland will be looking for another solid performance at the event, and has entered five teams into the championships. ACT/County was named last year’s Most Improved CB. For more information and to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2012 Defence Nationals, please visit the following website: Related LinksDefence Nationalslast_img read more

a month ago​Pochettino has no problems with Tottenham fans criticism

first_img​Pochettino has no problems with Tottenham fans criticismby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says “the fans are right to criticise” after their poor start to the season.Spurs have eight points from six Premier League matches and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester United on Tuesday.Tottenham reached the Champions League final and finished fourth in the league last season.”If we don’t get the results that people expect, we need to accept the criticism,” said Pochettino”For nearly five years it was all praise for Tottenham. Now, if we deserve to be criticised, we need to accept that.”Sometimes critics can make you realise you need to wake up,” said Argentine Pochettino.”Damage has happened that we need to fix. We are, at the moment, fixing problems to try to be better and get the results we expect.”We’re not so far away. Our performances are not as bad as the feeling creates. I’m sure that we are going to start to win games, but we need to find the solution.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: USC AD Pat Haden Collapsed On The Sideline Prior To Tonight’s Game

first_imgPat Haden collapses on the field of the USC game.Pat Haden CollapseUpdate: Looks like Haden is fine and is headed back to California with the team. Good signs. Pat Haden checked out at local hospital and was OK. Is on his jet back to USC, per announcement.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 18, 2015Earlier: There was a very scary moment on the sidelines in South Bend just before tonight’s USC-Notre Dame game kicked off. USC AD Pat Haden took ill and collapsed on the field. NBC’s television cameras and media on the sideline captured the scary scene.Video of #USC AD Pat Haden on the sideline pregame from NBC.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) October 17, 2015#USC AD Pat Haden wasn’t feeling well on the sidelines before the game. Medical staff huddled around him.— Daily Trojan Sports (@DT_Sports) October 17, 2015Reportedly, Haden is feeling better, which is a great sign. It’s unclear what exactly happened to him.Per USC- Pat Haden took a knee on sideline, felt light headed. Went with medical staff to locker area and is sitting up, appears to be OK.— Ashley Adamson (@AdamsonAshley) October 17, 2015He is stable and sitting up in locker room, spokesman said.— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) October 17, 2015Haden has certainly been under a lot of stress lately. Hopefully he is okay.last_img read more