Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. I guess if we are stuck in a particular weather pattern, the current one is not all that bad. We will continue to have varying amounts of morning clouds and afternoon sunshine today into the middle of next week. No rain in sight.No sign of the occasional visitor, a pesky low that settles in over Rose Festival time. Not this year. If kind of looked like it earlier last week, but areas of instability and showers will remain over the Cascades and to our east.After two days with highs only in the 60s Monday and Tuesday, we finally made it into the 70s Wednesday. We should be in the 70s for afternoon high temperatures for the next week at least. Close to 70 if clouds hang in longer and closer to 80 if they clear off quickly. All in all, typical late May and early June weather.On the flip side, the middle section of the country is having disastrous weather. Over 1,000 tornadoes have been reported this season and many big ones. The past couple of years we had fewer than average tornadoes in the U.S.With the influx of smartphones, a majority of severe-weather events are now recorded. I watched on social media many terrifying scenes by brave picture takers. I can only imagine the adrenaline running through those people. Watching it on TV is one thing, but actually being there is another.
EVERETT — The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office has officially released the name of the third student to die from Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.The office says 14-year-old Gia C. Soriano died of a gunshot wound to the head, a homicide victim. She died Sunday at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.The medical examiner’s office previously said 14-year-old Zoe R. Galasso died of a handgun wound to the head, a homicide victim. And 15-year-old Jaylen R. Fryberg died of a handgun wound to the head, a suicide.Conditions for three students in hospitals are unchanged Tuesday: 14-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, is in critical condition at the Everett hospital. Two boys are at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle: 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg is in critical condition; 14-year-old Nate Hatch is in satisfactory condition.The cafeteria at the school, where the shooting took place, will remain closed when school reopens next week.Superintendent Becky Berg said, “The kids are saying loud and clear they don’t want to go back there to the old cafeteria.”She says the space may be remodeled, but it will take some time.
Governor Dunleavy: “Unfortunately, the capital budget I received back from the legislature lacked the support needed to fully fund projects and programs critical to the development of Alaska. I look forward to a swift resolution on the 2019 Permanent Fund Dividend, so the legislature can quickly move on to fully funding a capital budget to support jobs and families across Alaska, and ensure Federal funds are not forfeited and critical road, infrastructure, and life, health safety projects receive funding.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy signed a Fiscal Year 2020 capital budget, sending a message to the Legislature that – “by failing to capture more than a billion dollars in federal infrastructure dollars and to provide an adequate funding source” – their work constitutes an incomplete, according to a press release issued on Wednesday. The Legislature failed Wednesday to override budget vetoes by the governor that will prompt a massive 41% percent cut of state funding to the University of Alaska and lay waste to other programs the governor deemed unaffordable. State lawmakers needed 45 votes — a three-fourths majority of the 60 members of the state Senate and House — to override the vetoes by Dunleavy.More than one-third of legislators did not attend the special session in Juneau and the effort still fell short with a 37-1 vote. The special session began Monday and the Legislature has until midnight Friday to again consider veto overrides.
Nacharam: Local corporator Shanthi toured Ambedkar Nagar and enquired about the problems in the colony on Wednesday.Ambedkar Youth Welfare Association (AYWA) submitted a memorandum to her seeking solution to the perennial drainage issue. She directed officials concerned to execute the work immediately. She asked the residents to bring to her notice if there are any more problems. TRS leader Saizen Shekar, Eashwar, Srinivas, Chintu, Chittari and others were present.
Share Photo via FlickrCalifornia, Washington and Massachusetts have also sued the Trump administration over the rules.A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control.Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama’s health care law.The law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it included exemptions for religious organizations.The new policy would allow more categories of employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing free contraception to women by claiming religious objections. It would allow any company that is not publicly traded to deny coverage on moral grounds.Beetlestone, appointed to the bench by Obama, called the Trump administration’s exemptions “sweeping” and said they are the “proverbial exception that swallows the rule.”She was particularly critical of the power to object on moral grounds, saying it “conjured up a world where a government entity is empowered to impose its own version of morality on each one of us. That cannot be right.”Attorneys for the Trump administration had argued in court documents that the rules are about “protecting a narrow class of sincere religious and moral objectors from being forced to facilitate practices that conflict with their beliefs.”The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the new policy in October. It marked another step in the Trump administration’s rollback of the Affordable Care Act, and supporters say it promotes religious freedom.Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, said that Trump broke the law to undermine women’s health and that the ruling will protect women.“This is just the first step, but today is a critical victory for millions of women and families and for the rule of law,” Shapiro said.The injunction will block the rule from being implemented around the country while the case brought by Shapiro moves forward in Pennsylvania. Shapiro’s suit said the rules violate the Fifth Amendment because they pertain to women and not men and the First Amendment, by putting employers’ religious beliefs over the constitutional rights of women.California, Washington and Massachusetts have also sued the Trump administration over the rules. Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia joined California in its effort.A federal judge in Oakland, California, heard arguments on Tuesday on the state’s request to block the new rules and is expected to issue a ruling in that case soon.Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women’s Law Center, praised the decision and said the group will continue to fight against the rules.“Employers’ religious beliefs should never determine the care a woman receives,” she said.
Rev. Al SharptonThe Rev. Al Sharpton and Baltimore community leaders join the Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney Sr., pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church, with his congregation of families and friends for their 140th Church Anniversary, 10 a.m., Nov. 23. The themed worship service, “Giving Thanks, Looking Back and Moving Forward” will be held at 718 West Lafayette Ave. Baltimore.“Rev. Al Sharpton is sure to add a special dynamic to our worship service,” Dr. McKinney said. “We are delighted to have an advocate of civil rights, who understands our theme’s relevance of truth to power through personal life experiences.”Macedonia has planned a series of other celebratory events to highlight the theme and showcase the Church’s historical past. The first in the series begins 6 p.m., Nov. 21, “Looking Back.” The public is invited to Macedonia for an evening of food and fun as they highlight the unique contributions of the church’s past six pastors. 11 a.m., Nov. 22, the theme’s “Moving Forward” viewpoint is celebrated during a semi-formal brunch at Martin’s Valley Mansion, 594 Cranbrook Road, Cockeysville, where the Rev. Jimmy Baldwin, pastor, Christian Community Church, is the guest preacher. The public is invited to join Macedonians on this momentous occasion; tickets for this event are $65. Also, the public is encouraged to attend all of the scheduled events.
Citation: The Virus Turns 40 (2011, March 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-virus.html Statistical physics shows new approach to fighting viruses More information: You can find more information about the most intriguing viruses over the last 40 years and how they’ve evolved over time here. (PhysOrg.com) — Today we have the dubious honor of wishing a happy birthday to the computer virus. It is hitting its 40th birthday, so get out the grim reaper cake and “Over the Hill” balloons. While we certainly won’t be wishing the virus many happy returns, we can get a look at how the virus has evolved over time. 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. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further You may be wondering what the first virus was? As it turns out that the first virus was created in 1971, and was promptly given the name Creeper. The Creeper most noticeable side effect was when the virus displayed the message “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!” on the screens of the infected machines. Scooby Doo fans may also remember this name from another campy 70’s creation. A villain named The Creeper made an appearance in the animated film Scoobie Doo and the Ghoul School.Bad 70’s jokes aside, and trust me with those hairstyles and mustaches this reporter could go on for at least another 500 words, this virus was the beginning of the digital war that we are living in today: where companies try harder and harder to shore up the holes in their operating systems while the creators of malicious code work their hardest to exploit them. This war is about more than simple exploitation, it is a numbers game as well. When you consider that viruses have grown from 1,300 viruses in 1990 to over 200 million computer viruses on the web currently, we can see how things have grown exponentially.And while the amount was changing, the nature was too. Early viruses were simply an annoyance, done mostly to prove that the designer could. Current models are usually designed with another type of crime in mind, usually identity theft or creating a botnet. The first virus to really exploit the commercial potential of the virus was the Melissa, which ran rampant in 1999, and the first virus to make botnets came about in 2005. It was named MyTob.You may be wondering, on this anniversary what will be the next frontier for the virus? Most experts predict that it will be smartphones.
The researchers, Jian Liang and Giacinto Scoles from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Matteo Castronovo from Temple University and CRO-National Center Institute in Aviano Pordenone, Italy, have published their work on using DNA as invisible ink in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. To write with DNA as invisible ink, the scientists used a nanolithography technique called nanografting, in which nanostructures are written using an atomic force microscope. Unlike other nanolithography techniques, in which nanostructures are written on top of a surface, nanografting first removes the original molecules in the scanning region and then writes new molecules in their place. Using this technique, the scientists first covered a gold surface with a monolayer of thiolated single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) molecules using a self-assembly process. Then they embedded the same type of DNA using nanografting into the thiolated DNA background. At this point, the nanografted DNA pattern is invisible, as it has the same thickness and chemical makeup as the background. However, the nanografted DNA is different from the self-assembled DNA background in that the nanografted molecules have a tighter packing order. Although the packing order is invisible under the initial conditions, a tighter packing order makes the nanografted DNA more sensitive to hybridization. The scientists found that performing a hybridization process that involves immersing the DNA film in a fluid containing the complementary DNA (cDNA) increases the thickness of the nanografted DNA much more dramatically than that of the self-assembled DNA. As a result, the nanografted DNA pattern emerges and becomes visible.By dehybridizing the DNA film, the researchers could reverse the thickness increase and make the DNA pattern invisible again. To dehybridize, the researchers incubated the DNA film in ultrapure Milli-Q water for several hours, and the pattern disappeared. The researchers found that they could repeat the hybridization/dehybridization process multiple times, and the pattern could still be switched between visible (“on”) and invisible (“off”) with high fidelity.The scientists noted that this ability to write, read, and erase is not very common in nanolithography. This novelty makes the DNA invisible ink an intriguing discovery that could be used for manipulating biological molecules and generating new encryption technologies. The encryption ability could also be combined with other techniques such as DNA stamping, which allows patterns to be transferred using a programmable, reversible, and recyclable mold. (PhysOrg.com) — While most people know of DNA as the building blocks of life, these large molecules also have potential applications in areas such as biosensing, nanoparticle assembly, and building supramolecular structures. And now scientists have added another use to the list: invisible ink. More information: Jian Liang, et al. “DNA as Invisible Ink for AFM Nanolithography.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI:10.1021/ja2076845 Explore further (A) ssDNA is nanografted into a background of self-assembled ssDNA, with both having the same height (“off” state). (B) Hybridizing the ssDNA reveals the hidden pattern (“on” state) due to the increased height of the nanografted DNA. (C) Dehybridizing reverses the height increase (“off state). (D) The pattern is restored. (E) and (F) show the height of the pattern in the “off” and “on” states, respectively. Image credit: Liang, et al. ©2011 American Chemical Society Citation: DNA as invisible ink can reversibly hide patterns (2012, January 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-dna-invisible-ink-reversibly-patterns.html Journal information: Journal of the American Chemical Society Copyright 2012 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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. DNA falls apart when you pull it
Youth sports parents can be one of the most annoying sub-species of human beings, mostly because they can’t admit their kid probably isn’t going to be a first round draft pick, but there are some that get “it.”One hockey dad in Canada wanted to see what his 4-year-old son actually did during his hockey practice – because playing hockey was low on the list – so he mic’d up the little dude and the results are pure comedy gold.Hockey is a lot of work, and by the end of the practice little man is just trying to butter up his dad for a McDonald’s run, and having arguments with imaginary people called “paint cans.” Being four is fun. Congrats to his dad for not ruining it by yelling at him for not being ready for the NHL.
NoScript WebExtension update improves user interface by Martin Brinkmann on December 30, 2017 in Firefox – 51 commentsA new version of the Firefox security extension NoScript was released today. NoScript 10.1.6.2 is the most recent WebExtensions version of NoScript.The developer of NoScript maintains two different versions of the extension right now: NoScript 5.x, a legacy add-on for Firefox ESR and Firefox pre-57 versions, and NoScript 10.x, the WebExtensions version that is been released shortly after the release of Firefox 57.NoScript’s WebExtension launch was riddled with issues. The launch was delayed for a few days, the extension lacked some functionality because of missing WebExtension APIs, and users had trouble with the new user interface.Giorgio Maone released updates regularly to address issues. Version 10.1.2 of NoScript added an option to allow scripts temporarily on a page, and enabled support for Firefox’s private browsing mode.One of the biggest additions is the ability to import data from previous versions of NoScript. The import functionality supports imports from legacy and WebExtension versions of the browser extension.NoScript 10.1.6.2NoScript 10.1.6.2 is the most recent version of the browser extension. It introduces improvements to the user interface among other things.Here is a short overview of features introduced since the release of NoScript 10.1.2:The size of the user interface is smaller now on the desktop.Support for Quantum versions (Firefox 57) on Android.Fixed Linux rendering performance issues.Import functionality for Settings (compatible with NoScript 5.x) and Export functionality.Reset to defaults button in options.Domain label clicks open “Security and privacy info” web page (similar to middle-click in legacy NoScript).Removed Yandex.st from default whitelist.NoScript 10.1.6.2 removes customization options from Default, Trusted and Untrusted presets in the popup. These customization options are still available on the options page though.Another change is support for individual temporary and permanent trusted preset buttons which you can activate now directly in the popup.The interface changes were made to improve usability and remove confusion that many users felt when they upgraded the extension to the new user interface.Closing WordsNoScript is getting better with every update but the launch has certainly cost the extension. Users switched to other extensions or stayed with the legacy add-on by switching to Firefox ESR. That’s a temporary solution only though as Firefox ESR will be updated to Firefox 60 in 2018, and that version won’t support legacy extensions anymore.Now You: Do you use NoScript, or another add-on?SummaryArticle NameNoScript WebExtension update improves user interfaceDescriptionA new version of the Firefox security extension NoScript was released today. NoScript 10.1.6.2 is the most recent WebExtensions version of NoScript.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement