Alligators able to regrow their tails, new study finds

first_imgSmall animals like lizards and geckos are known for their life-saving ability to regrow their tails. But it turns out their larger, more ferocious counterparts are also capable of regenerating appendages. Researchers were surprised to learn that juvenile alligators also have the ability to regrow their tails up to 9 inches, or up to 18 percent of their total body length, according to a new study in Scientific Reports.A team of scientists from Arizona State University and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries found that alligators that had regrown their tails had a central cartilage skeleton without any bone. The new tail growth showed features of both regeneration and wound repair.“The regrown skeleton was surrounded by connective tissue and skin but lacked any skeletal muscle (which lizard tails do regenerate with),” Kenro Kusumi, co-senior study author and professor and director of ASU’s School of Life Sciences and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said. AdvertisementEven a muscle-less regrown tail is vital for the predators, Kusumi added.Researchers said that understanding more about the regrowth in alligators could help develop regenerative therapies in humans.“We know that humans — who are incapable of regenerating — have the same cells and pathways being used to regenerate in these other animals,” Jeanne Wilson-Rawls, co-senior study author and associate professor with ASU’s School of Life Sciences, said. AdvertisementTags: alligatorResearch AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement ‘Ally’ the gator wanders into South Trail Fire Station May 1, 2021 VIDEO: Man uses car to coax large gator away from busy Naples road May 7, 2021 Alligator pays Bonita Springs firefighters a visit May 21, 2021 Advertisement “If this very large long-limbed animal has this ability, can we take advantage of this to help people who have lost limbs or burn victims who need skin regeneration?”The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Gator in Iowa? Not so fast, animal rescue says May 7, 2021last_img read more

Waite retires as MFDA chief

Related news After 14 years of leading the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA), Larry Waite, the MFDA’s first CEO, has handed over the reins to his longtime deputy, Mark Gordon. Although he left the office for the final time last week, the MFDA board formally announced Waite’s retirement as president and CEO on Thursday. CETFA elects new board leader Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PenderFund names new SVP for investments James Langton Waite joined the MFDA as its first employee on October 1, 1998, becoming chief operating officer. He was appointed president and CEO in 2003. Prior to joining the MFDA, Waite served as head of enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Waite announced his plans to retire earlier this year. In June, after an executive search, the association’s board appointed Gordon, who was executive vice president at the MFDA, as his successor. MFDA names new president and CEO Rod McLeod, chair of the MFDA board, noted that Waite has, “guided the MFDA through three strategic plans and, in doing so, has established a national self-regulatory organization whose standards of regulation are second to none. We owe him a debt of gratitude for his work on behalf of the investing public, member firms and the Canadian capital markets.” McLeod also praised the SRO’s new CEO, saying, “Mark’s extensive securities and regulatory experience, gained through more than 25 years of working at the MFDA, the Ontario Securities Commission and in private practice, will help ensure the MFDA continues to fulfill its investor protection mandate, as well as continue to play a leading role in the ever evolving Canadian securities regulatory landscape.” “The board is confident that Mark has the vision and skills necessary to successfully lead the organization into the next phase of its evolution as set out in the 2012-2014 strategic plan,” he added. TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning read more

ACTU/COSBOA casual employment proposal is bad for small business

first_imgACTU/COSBOA casual employment proposal is bad for small business Small businesses across Australia will be dismayed by the deal announced today by one small business organisation with the ACTU on casual employment provisions in the Government’s IR Bill.Acting CEO of ACCI, Jenny Lambert said: “The deal would continue to expose small business owners to double dipping claims by casuals of up to $39 billion and fails to deliver small businesses the certainty they need”.“The proposed amendments reflect a naivety as to the implications on business.“This one-sided proposal must be thoroughly rejected by the Senate.“We again urge the Parliament to pass a balanced package and demonstrate that it is capable of dealing with modest and effective IR reform that reflects the needs of modern workplaces.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ACCI, ACTU, AusChamber, Australia, Australian Chamber, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, business, deal, employment, Government, parliament, reform, Senate, Small Business, small business ownerlast_img read more

Be part of CU’s Diverse Learners Awareness Week

first_imgThe CU-Boulder campus will host the university’s first annual Diverse Learners Awareness Week (DLAW) April 18-22. During this week our campus will celebrate the diversity of ways in which people learn through interactive demonstrations, live-action theater, an assistive technology expo, conference-style presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops and more. And you can get involved!From using assistive technologies and strategies for organizing information to shaping your own academic path through independent study, we want you to be involved in sharing the unique ways you learn and play at CU. We invite you to complete the DLAW participant form and share with the organizing committee the ways in which you would like to be involved. You can become involved by presenting a workshop, participating in the assistive technology expo, joining a roundtable discussion or any number of other activities.The keynote speaker for the event, Sheryl Burgstahler, PhD, is the founder and director of the University of Washington’s DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center and the UW Access Technology Center. Dr. Burgstahler has published articles and delivered presentations at national and international conferences that focus on universal design of distance learning, websites and multimedia, computer labs, instruction, student services, and other applications in education; and the management of electronic communities, work-based learning activities and transition programs for youth with disabilities. Her keynote presentation will take place on Friday, April 22.To learn more about the Diverse Learners Awareness Week, please visit the DLAW event page. To get involved as an organizer, presenter, participant and more, please complete the DLAW participant form.The Diverse Learners Awareness Week was made possible in part by the University of Colorado’s Diversity and Excellence grant. The week of events is co-sponsored by the Office of Information Technology and Disability Services. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 4, 2016 center_img Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

Google claims Australia code puts free services at risk

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Google claims Australia code puts free services at risk Asia Australia funds regulator to oversee new media law Tags Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 17 AUG 2020 Google warned a move by Australia’s competition watchdog to enable domestic media companies to negotiate fair payment for news content on the search giant’s platform would harm search results and put its free services at risk.In an open letter posted on its website, Google Australia MD Mel Silva stated new government regulations would hurt how Australians use Google Search and YouTube, noting the proposed law would “force us to provide you with a dramatically worse Google Search and YouTube, could lead to your data being handed over to big news businesses and would put the free services you use at risk in Australia”.She claimed the law is set up to give big media companies special treatment and to encourage them to make “enormous and unreasonable demands”.Silva explained the proposed changes are “not fair and they mean Google Search results and YouTube will be worse for you”, as the law would force it to give an unfair advantage to one group of businesses – news organisations – over everyone else who has a website, YouTube channel or small business.At the end of July, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued the News Media Bargaining Code to address what it perceives is an imbalance in power between tech giants and local media outfits. Its plan would initially enable groups of media businesses to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook.Creator ecosystemIn a second letter, addressed to Australian creators and artists, head of YouTube APAC Gautam Anand said the code could have a significant negative impact on the creator ecosystem in the country.Anand said YouTube would be obligated to give large news publishers confidential information about its systems, which they could use to try to appear higher in rankings on YouTube, disadvantaging other creators.He added that the new law will create an uneven playing field when it comes to who makes money on YouTube, claiming major news businesses can “demand large amounts of money above and beyond what they earn on the platform, leaving fewer funds to invest in you, our creators, and the programmes to help you develop your audience”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backcenter_img Related Author ACCC seeks input on browser, search choice Google inks licensing deals with India publishers Previous ArticleHTC posts another loss despite launchesNext ArticleSingtel takes hit from competition, Covid restrictions ACCCGooglelast_img read more

On Home Court, Columbia Falls Ready to Defend Titles

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email This season has been a learning experience for longtime Columbia Falls head basketball coach Cary Finberg. As if trying to shepherd a boys team back to the state championship was not strenuous enough, Finberg has also taken the reins of a girls program that includes only two seniors and 17 freshmen. Lucky for Finberg, he lives across the street from the high school gym, a site that has always been a second home for the Columbia Falls native.“I’ve enjoyed it,” Finberg said of coaching both the boys and girls varsity teams for the first time. “It’s a lot of time in the gym, but that’s where I like to be anyways.” Finberg’s juggling act culminates this week when both Columbia Falls basketball teams will try to defend their division titles, which both teams have won three years in a row. The Northwestern A divisional basketball tournaments start Thursday in Columbia Falls, which is hosting for the first time since 2006. The top two boys and girls teams will advance to Butte for the Class A state tournaments. Visit flatheadbeacon.com for live updates from the divisionals.On the boys side, this year’s tournament seeds are as follows: No. 1 Columbia Falls (15-3 overall, 8-0 in conference); No. 2 Whitefish (11-7, 6-2); No. 3 Frenchtown (6-12, 3-5); No. 4 Polson (7-11, 2-6); and No. 5 Libby (4-14, 1-7). For girls: No. 1 Frenchtown (16-2, 8-0); No. 2 Polson (14-4, 6-2); No. 3 Columbia Falls (7-11, 4-4); No. 4 Libby (4-14, 1-7); and No. 5 Whitefish (1-17, 1-7).Finberg is booked solid on Friday. The girls play Polson at 4 p.m. and the boys play immediately afterward against the winner of Libby and Polson. “I’m not really sure what to expect,” he said. “But we’re excited. This is what you play for the whole year and I feel both teams are playing pretty good basketball at the moment.”The reigning state champion Wildcats have won 10 games in a row and look poised for a trip to Butte to defend their title. Two of the team’s three losses came in the first weeks of the season, against Class AA Flathead and Southwestern A Stevensville. For a program that rarely loses, there was a little concern early on. But in the last month, the Wildcats have regained their old dominance.“We just didn’t really have an identity with this team at that point early on,” Finberg said. “We were relying on our offense too much and were thinking we could just outscore teams. I think that kind of bit us a few times.”Finberg credited the team’s recent success to defensive intensity, a staple of past Wildcat teams. “After that rough start I think we kind of woke up a little bit and realized what direction we wanted to go and after that we haven’t looked back.”Three players on Columbia Falls are averaging double-figure scoring — Anthony Correa (12.9 points per game), Austin Barth (12.6 ppg), and Parker Johnson (10.2 ppg). Whitefish has its eyes set on a trip back to the state tournament for the first time in three seasons. Senior Gage Vasquez is leading the Bulldogs’ resurgence, averaging 18.6 ppg. On the girls side, Columbia Falls’ Hope Burlage, who is averaging 11.8 ppg, will try and lead the Wildkats to state for the fourth year in a row. Finberg, who took over for Dan Fairbank, said inexperience has been the team’s biggest hurdle but both he and the girls have learned a lot this season.“It took awhile for me to learn about the girls and for them to learn about me. But this group has worked hard and I think they believe in each other,” Finberg said. “It’s just a matter of if we believe we can get a win this week.”Northwestern A DivisionalsColumbia Falls, Feb. 23-25BoysThursday8 p.m. — Polson vs. LibbyFriday6 p.m. — Columbia Falls vs. Polson/Libby winner8 p.m. — Whitefish vs. FrenchtownSaturdayConsolation game, 4 p.m.Championship, 8 p.m.GirlsThursday6 p.m. — Whitefish vs. LibbyFriday2 p.m. — Frenchtown vs. Whitefish/Libby winner4 p.m. — Polson vs. Columbia FallsSaturdayConsolation, 2 p.m.Championship, 6 p.m.last_img read more

Don’t Bet on It, Yet

first_imgGov. Steve Bullock signed House Bill 725 into law on May 3, creating legal and regulated sports gambling in Montana and making it one of the first states to authorize the practice since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2018.But last weekend, when America’s most popular sport dominated TV sets and sports bars around the country, football fans in Montana still didn’t have a way to place a bet on their favorite team, and legal sports gambling remains months away from becoming a reality.The newly passed sports gambling law puts the responsibility for managing the program in the hands of the state-run lottery, and Bullock vetoed a separate bill that would have allowed sports gambling to be privatized. Because the implementation of sports gambling now falls to a public agency, the drafting of rules and regulations must comply with the same legal process as any government outfit, with a public comment period of between 30 days and six months mandated once draft rules and regulations are released. Those rules are currently being fine-tuned by the lottery and newly renamed State Lottery and Sports Gambling Commission, and their release, according to the lottery, is “close” to happening.No one, however, is interested in rushing sports gambling to market, even after the legislator who sponsored the bill, Rep. Ryan Lynch (D-Butte), told the Associated Press in May that the goal was to have a mechanism for betting in place by the start of football season.“Early on, I think a lot of people thought that it could be implemented (quickly),” John Iverson, government affairs consultant for the Montana Tavern Association, said. “But it is an entirely new form of gambling, not just for Montana but for the United States, other than Nevada, and states are trying to figure out how to make sure this works right and is properly regulated and taxed.”Chris Gillette, who owns the Kalispell sports bar Fatt Boys, put it more bluntly.“They don’t want to do it halfway,” he said. “(If) they do it and then all of a sudden it backfires, it’s going to look bad.”There is no shortage of complexities, big and small, related to drafting regulations and, as Iverson pointed out, few blueprints from other states to follow. Logistics range from how people will place bets to what forms of payment will be accepted to the retailer licensing process to how lines will have to be finalized before the first bet can be placed.“We’ve been working towards implementing this since the bill was signed into law,” Jennifer McKee, communications manager for the Montana Lottery, said. “We’re very excited and we’re hoping that the public is as excited as we are when it rolls out … but we do have a responsibility to the public, so we haven’t skipped any steps.”The law provides some framework, including a mandate that retailers obtain a separate sports wagering license and prohibiting anyone associated with college or professional sports from wagering on any games. The framework, however, leaves plenty of gray area for regulators to clarify.For example, the law would allow wagers to be placed on college athletics, including games contested by the state’s two flagship schools, the University of Montana and Montana State University. Contests like the annual Brawl of the Wild football game figure to be among the most wagered-on in the state, but there are complications that come with allowing betting on games contested by athletes who come from the same towns where wagers are being made. Chatting with a neighbor about their son’s injury status, game-plan details or other insights could, in some circumstances, give a bettor an unfair advantage.“Montana’s one big small town,” McKee said. “The college athletes who play, they’re also members of communities that aren’t that big. That’s this education and training piece that we’re working on.”There is a bit more clarity as to how bets will be placed. Gamblers will be able to see betting lines and place bets at kiosks located within retailers, not unlike the kiosks currently used to buy lottery tickets, and the lottery is particularly excited about a mobile app it plans to release at the same time. Users of the app would be able to view all available betting lines and place bets on games through their phone, provided they are physically within a licensed retailer, using an e-wallet similar to the one currently used to make other Montana Lottery purchases. That means a table of fans watching a game over a pitcher of beer at their neighborhood watering hole could place a bet on the next game on the schedule without getting up from their seat.“It’s going to be good for the atmosphere and that’s just going to make it that much better for facilities like us,” Gillette, the Fatt Boys owner, said.Casinos, like the one at Fatt Boys, are a significant financial driver for small business owners like Gillette, but the direct financial impact of sports betting for all licensed retailers is projected to total a modest $3.9 million in fiscal year 2020 (retailers will collect a 6 percent commission on all bets made). More than those gains, groups like the Montana Tavern Association are enthusiastic about the ancillary benefit from visitors who stop by a bar or restaurant to place a bet and stick around to spend a couple more bucks while they’re there.“It’s another reason for someone to walk in your door,” Iverson said. “The real excitement is it gives people another reason to stop by, say hi, have a cheeseburger and have a beer.”Most profits collected by the lottery will be deposited in the state’s coffers, to the tune of an estimated $3.7 million in 2020, with projections anticipating the total to rise to $5.4 million by 2023.Whenever sports gambling does eventually arrive in Montana, betting lines will be set by the lottery’s vendor, Intralot, a Greek company with experience managing sports gambling operations in parts of Europe where sports gambling has been legal for years. Gamblers will be able to place wagers in Montana on outcomes familiar to anyone who’s visited a Las Vegas sports book, including money lines, over/under totals, parlays and prop bets. And sports gambling, like the lottery, will be restricted to people 18 years and older.“The tavern industry is excited about bringing sports gambling to Montana; we think it’s going to be a fun amenity for people to enjoy,” Iverson said. “We’d like to see it come to market soon, but we also understand that it needs to be done right.”More information on sports gambling can be found on the Montana Lottery website, [email protected] Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

MLA Pat Ramsey presents petition to keep Magee Campus creche

first_img By News Highland – April 22, 2013 MLA Pat Ramsey presents petition to keep Magee Campus creche RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey has presented a petition to the Northern Ireland Assembly opposing the closure of on-site nursery facilities at the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus in Derry.The Employment and Learning Spokesperson says the proposals from senior management at the University of Ulster would force those who rely on the service out of education.The petition has been signed by over a thousand people.Pat Ramsey says single parents would be particularly effected if the creche were to close:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/prams1pmCRECHE.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitter Previous articleNew Chair of Donegal VEC says new Buncrana school is his top priorityNext articleDerry police seek information on approaches to children News Highland Facebook Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Google+ Pinterest Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Cladylast_img read more

Coalition Seeks Answers About Braves’ Stadium Project

first_img A coalition says more answers are needed about the Atlanta Braves stadium project planned for Cobb County. Today Citizens for Governmental Transparency delivered a letter with questions about the project to county commissioners.Members of the coalition say they’re seeking answers…because so far commissioners have not been transparent enough with county residents. Rich Pellegrino is with the Cobb immigrant Alliance and the Cobb Coalition.“We want to give them every opportunity to do the right thing. We’re hopeful they’re listening.”Among the questions the group wants answered, what sources and facts commissioners are using when they say the new stadium will bring more revenue to the county? Tom Barksdale is chair of the East Cobb Democratic Alliance.“We do not see the facts to back that up. We see the plethora of evidence over the years that say that many of these stadium projects elsewhere have not lived up to their promise.”Members also want to know why the Atlanta Regional Commission did not review the project before commissioners recently approved a Memorandum of Understanding.Atlanta Regional Commission Community Development Manager Dan Reuter says the county has submitted a form notifying state government and the commission about the project. But he says the county needs to be further along before the commission can review the project’s regional impact.“For ARC to do our review or the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority we require a lot of detailed information about the size of buildings, the number of trips to be expected, you know, a lot of things when you’re trying to evaluate the planning impacts.”The coalition also claims not enough consideration has been put into transportation solutions for the project. And they’re asking whether the Georgia Department of Transportation is involved in the process.The Department spokesman says it will review a regional impact study for the stadium but is not required to sign off on the project. The spokesperson says the county’s department of transportation is in charge of the project.Cobb spokesman Robert Quigley says the commission will respond to the coalition’s questions.“At this point we plan to look at the letter, see what their concerns are, and certainly we plan to address those.”The coalition has asked the commission to respond by December 27.  Members say if they don’t hear back or the answers are not satisfactory they could file an ethics complaint with Cobb’s Board of Ethics. For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My List Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Sharelast_img read more

International Student Ambassador Scholarships, Iowa State University

first_img Tweet Thanks for the sweet compliment, Beth! And thank you, thank you, thank you to my fatvrioe photographer ever Marie Fry. You are patient and talented and I appreciate you putting up with my less-than-cooperative (almost) two-year-old. I love the pictures of him on the bike. Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 Reddit July 5, 2010 Published by admin Deadline: October 1 (spring entry) / April 1 (fall & summer entry)Open to: Incoming freshmen and transfers can applyFund: from $4,000 – $7,000International Student Ambassador Scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional leadership qualities and a desire to positively represent both their home country and Iowa State University to prospective students.Award levels:*Gold $7,000 per year, Renewable*Cardinal $5,000 per year, Renewable*Leadership Up to $4,000 per year, RenewableRequirements:* Apply for admission. (You cannot be considered for this scholarship unless you are admitted to Iowa State University.)* Submit a one-page essay describing experiences you have had in leadership, community service and/or volunteerism, and why you are interested in assisting Iowa State University with international recruitment activities.* 1 letter of recommendation* Send essay and letter via email to [email protected] with the subject line Attention: International Scholarship Selection Committee* There is no GPA or SAT requirement; however, higher academic backgrounds may result in higher scholarship awards.With any further queries contact Ann Gogerty, Global Recruitment Coordinator at [email protected] more information click here, visit the facebook profile One thought on “International Student Ambassador Scholarships, Iowa State University” ← Junior Researcher (PhD-student) in Mathematics, University of Luxembourgcenter_img +1 on August 31, 2013 at 9:38 pm Similar Stories Log in to Reply LinkedIn 0 International Student Ambassador Scholarships, Iowa State University By Lendy says: Human Rights Internship →last_img read more