PH’s Dumaan treks rough road to gold in pencak silat

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Almohaidib Abad and Cherry May Regalado were still in contention for golds in the men’s and women’s artistic divisions late Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sports science boosts pencak silat team Dumaan was discovered from the national games, according to Kiram.“But he worked his way up the national team after impressive sparring with national team members,” she added.Mastafa Fitri Masjuri of Malaysia and Muhammad Ridhwan Selamat of Singapore took the bronze medals in the division.It was the first pencak silat gold medal scored by the Philippines in the SEA Games since 2005.Before Dumaan hit paydirt, Princesslyn Enopia, Rickrod Ortega and Jefferson Rhey Loon copped the bronzes in the women’s tanking Class A, men’s tanding Class C and Class D, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Dumaan, 21, needed to run off his excess weight for the tanding Class A 45-50 kilogram division but still had enough strength to defeat Indonesia’s Firman, 4-1, in the Southeast Asian Games final held at Bukit Kiara here.READ: Lesser-known sport gives life to struggling PH SEA Games bidFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’A newcomer in the SEA Games, the Roxas City-native was overweight by 4.4 pounds prior to the start of competition Sunday, according to pencak silat chief Princess Jacel Kiram.“He’s a very hardworking athlete with a lot of promise,” said Kiram of Dumaan, who won a bronze during the Asian Beach Games last year. Dines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR —Dines Dumaan went through the wringer to give the Philippines a coveted gold in pencak silat Tuesday.And while it wasn’t enough to avert yet another failed bid by the country in the biennial meet, the gold was worth a celebration.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaylast_img read more

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Closing it out

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins It’s People’s Triumph, after all Peza offers relief to ecozone firms But that’s not the Beermen’s goal. They merely want to push the series to a deciding match. And Santos reminded everyone that a one-game cushion is nothing.“It’s not yet over. This is only one game. Remember, we were able to win a championship (versus Alaska in the 2016 Philippine Cup) after being down 0-3,” said Santos.But Cone will be ready. As will be Thompson.Cone, who was saved in Game 6 by Thompson in the stretch and likened his gutsy guard to NBA star Russell Westbrook, has changed his tune from what he’d be singing earlier in the series.Cone told reporters early on that his goal was to take this duel to a Game 7.“Obviously, we don’t want to go into a Game 7 now that we have an advantage,” said Cone.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone considers this championship clincher the most grueling game of the series, far more punishing than figuring in a potential Game 7.“Close-out games are the hardest to win, harder than Game 7s,” said Cone of the Gin Kings’ drive to deliver the deathblow to the San Miguel Beermen on Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ And Thompson will lead the charge to make sure Ginebra gets the job done.“Expect that I will again be aggressive tonight (Wednesday),” said Thompson, who scored six of Ginebra’s last nine points that erased the San Miguel’s five-point lead in the final two minutes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Effectively shutting down the San Miguel offense in the closing minutes while finding a hero in guard Scottie Thompson on the other end, Ginebra gained control of the race-to-four series Sunday to move within a win of celebrating another milestone for Cone and the famed ballclub.“It’s hard to beat a team who is trying to stay alive, but when you play a Game 7, it’s 50-50 for these guys you’re battling,” said Cone, who is eyeing an unprecedented 21st PBA title. “That’s why close-out games are difficult because the other team has a lot more at stake.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cone’s major hurdles will be Renaldo Balkman, who sowed terror in the paint all night long in Game 5, and seven-time Best Player of the Conference June Mar Fajardo. But there will be more: Christian Standhardinger, Arwind Santos, Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter, form a fearsome Beermen core.“I mean they (Beermen) are just too good, too explosive and at any given night, can put up 140 points,” he added. View commentslast_img read more

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LCP, FDA Launch Ebola Prevention Sensitization & Awareness campaign in 5 Counties

first_imgThe Liberia Crusaders for peace (LCP) in collaboration with the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) has officially launched Ebola prevention sensitization and awareness campaign in five counties.The awareness and sensitization campaign were launched in Montserrado, Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Bomi counties.The chief launcher of the campaign, Sister Mary Lauren Brown described the launch as a major awareness campaign that will enhance the national fight against the Ebola pandemic.The campaign was officially launched on Tuesday September 9, 2014 in Monrovia and is to last for two weeks. The launcher is the Board Chairperson at the FDA.Sister Mary Lauren, who is the president of Catholic run Stella Maris Polytenic, said that the Ebola plaque has caused severe casualties and socio-economic destructions for the nation and continues to threaten the fabric of existence.Sister Brown also noted that although reports’ emanating from health and state authorities speak of progress in the fight against Ebola, it is clear that the virus continues to infect “many of our compatriots.”“it is against this backdrop that the FDA with the full support of its Board of Directors collaborating with other  partners including Fauna and Flora International(FFI) and the LCP as implementing partner, is  today launching this community based awareness campaign on the prevention of Ebola. The campaign we launch today will be carried out in the densely populated counties of Montserrado, Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Bomi counties.”She further indicated that the campaign will include interpersonal communication in communities, at market places, Agriculture sites, and entertainment centers as well as the airing of Ebola prevention jingles, social mobilization of community outreach with preventative messages on Ebola.Sister Lauren Brown disclosed that FDA and partners anticipate that the community based Ebola awareness initiative will scale up knowledge about the reality of Ebola awareness in Liberia and its crippling impact as seen from the number of lives that have been lost.She stated that the number of suspected and confirmed cases that are being recorded, and the overall socio economic shock being experienced as a result of the Ebola epidemic are alarming.FDA’s Acting Managing Director, Harrison Karnwea, Sr. in a remark at the occasion called on Liberians to join the fight against the deadly Ebola virus by taking all preventive measures.He said taking preventive measures will help protect the lives of people and their love ones.He said, the government’s effort to stop marketers from selling or eating bush meat is also an effort to fight Ebola and “Any one caught selling or eating bush meat will be arrested by the Liberia National Police.“Please understand that the reason of the government, especially the FDA efforts to stop citizens from selling and eating bush meat are because Ebola comes from those animals. Let’s stop burying dead bodies and eating bush meats.”Director Karnwea also warned Liberians against killing animals from forest, stating that the FDA is conserving part of the forest so that other generation will have access to the forest.At the same time the Executive Director of Liberian Crusaders for Peace, Amb. Juli Endee, called on Liberians to stop the selling and eating of bush meat in the country.She said the eating of bush meats is a great danger to the lives of the Liberian people.Ambassador Endee disclosed that due to the danger of the deadly Ebola virus which is claiming more lives in Liberia; several countries have turned their backs on Liberians.LCP Boss assure the FDA and its partners that they will do all they can to have messages of Ebola in the counties by carrying on community base awareness.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Picture special: Illies Celtic win first Ulster Cup final

first_imgIllies Celtic took their first Ulster Cup this evening thanks to a comprehensive 7-1 win over Lagan Harps at Dry Arch Park.Paula McGrory bagged a hat-trick for Illies while Michelle McDaid and Kirsty Downey netted a brace each.John Doherty’s team have swept the boards this year and added the Ulster Cup to their North West Women’s Super League title. Illies in seventh heaven after emphatic Ulster Cup final win Joe Boland of North West News Pix was in attendance to capture the action…  Picture special: Illies Celtic win first Ulster Cup final was last modified: September 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

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Live playoff updates: Sharks lose to Avalanche 3-0 in Game 4

first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 4 of the Sharks’ second-round series against the Avalanche Thursday at 7 p.m. in Colorado.The resilient Sharks lost a 2-0 lead in the third period in Game 3 before rallying for the 4-2 victory behind a pair of Logan Couture goals. Couture, who has scored an NHL-leading nine postseason goals, has scored seven times in the past six games.San Jose holds a 2-1 series edge over the Avalanche heading into Game 4 and …last_img

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Is IoT really DIY with a little help from your friends?

first_imgLet’s start with a controversial statement: the adoption curve of the IoT has been disappointing.There, I said it. Doesn’t it feel like that’s true from where you sit? But maybe that sentiment is changing.In the past several months, a persistent lower-level question has been bubbling up to the top of thinking in the sector. How can the acceleration of achieving business goals with IoT technology be achieved? Let’s spend a couple of minutes of today thinking about precisely that.See also: Are telecoms being overlooked in IoT deployments?Technology is moving swiftly, powered by plenty of ideas. To derive real business benefit, innovation has to be brought to bear on the problems that technology is trying to address. And of course, to innovate, the cost of failing must be as low as possible. That is a topic for another day.More to the focal point of this post, today’s toolkits to support goal-oriented IoT creators have implanted certain attributes: real-time interaction with devices and the data they’re producing; exposure for APIs within the stack’s various components, allowing for greater control and creativity through access; and perhaps most importantly, a much greater focus on self-service.Power to the userThe vast majority of the IoT development to be done in the coming years will be done by what had been traditionally labeled the “software community.” With more self-service options on the hardware side, the development process for IoT is getting closer to what software-skilled makers are comfortable doing. It’s not that the custom SoC (ASIC) is dead, it’s just that the IoT won’t be dominated by them.Established boards with a range of accessible and programmable features have now, reduced the reliance on hardware and manufacturing expertise in early-stage development, shrunken development cycles, and generally made developers more comfortable. Things like trusted boot, onboard management, and storage are available on many of the entry-level IoT board options on the market today.The products they’re going to rely upon aren’t “hiding anything” or going to trap them with “gotchas” in a part of the solution stack where they’re less versed.Furthermore, developer community boards freely share code snippets that make creating sensors from “recipes” or pre-designed approaches much simpler than ever before. Code-limiting hardware is a red flag.Connectivity that provides transmission of data at or very near to cost, and without the telco gotchas that have hampered ROIs in the past, now exists.The punchline is that following a “stovepipe” development stack – an exercise in discarding trust for the developer – is clearly no longer necessary. Do it yourself, with a range of standard and swappable components, is within reach.Business over technologyOnce a product starts to scale in terms of hardware units, or hit limitations in terms of power-constrained operation (much more of a concern in LPWAN and BlueTooth environments, even now), then designing PCB and custom SoCs/ASICs becomes an imperative. But an early-stage product trying to address an initial market has a much more pressing concern – proving out the business logic.In a sense, with the freedom to “think about the business logic” by importing packages into simple development environments that do what needs to be done, developers are facing a significant drop in the cost of failure – said another way, iteration in the IoT is much more possible now than ever before.For example, makers and product developers in IoT are now able, using well-established toolkits and cheap, secure, simple connectivity, to work on features and iterate without having to pull devices back and work on them “on the mother ship.”  With a tighter loop comes faster product iteration. Clouds have also made strong advances towards the physical world by adding features that allow IoT early-stage makers to access its agility, horsepower, economics, and scalability in a way where it wasn’t before.All that is to say – the adoption curve may have been disappointing thus far, but now, with a little help from trusted and objectively verifiable friends, the DIY approach to IoT is well and truly going to help accelerate the market. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#Big Data#Internet of Things#IoT#LPWAN Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Related Posts CJ Boguszewski Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

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People waiting to punish BJP: Akhilesh

first_imgLashing out at BJP president Amit Shah for claiming that his party would rule the country for the next 50 years, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday dubbed the BJP “arrogant” and asked if the party wanted to “murder” the democratic right of people to elect a government.Mr. Yadav said “murder of the media and constitutional institutions and cases of mob lynching” had already taken place under the BJP government.He said the people were waiting to unleash their anger on the BJP, a party he described as a “tyrant”. “Just watch, the people will give their reply to the BJP much before the next 50 weeks,” Mr. Yadav tweeted.He also said that the BJP’s claim of ruling for the next 50 years stemmed from its “full confidence in their EVM strategy, that is, Election Via Mischief”.While Mr. Yadav himself did not participate in Monday’s Congress-led ‘Bharat Bandh’, protest, the SP held demonstrations at every district headquarters and handed overapplications to the administration over the issue of fuel price hike. Targetting the BJP, Mr. Yadav said the “people have now started to feel that the BJP has opened up a laboratory to harass and cause them distress”.He counted demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax, atrocities against Dalits, farmers, women and the youth, inflation, unemployment, petrol-diesel price hike, dealings with the rich as some of the BJP’s “anti-people exploits”.”The BJP and its government are so arrogant that on a day when many parties are holding demonstrations and dharnas, they hiked the price of diesel and petrol by a few paise at some places. The BJP people can even go to the extent to say thatinflation brings prosperity,” said Mr. Yadav, after paying tribute to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Govind Ballabh Pant on his birth anniversary.last_img read more

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Pulwama terror attack: Rajnath vows for retaliatory action

first_imgUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reiterated Centre’s vows that martyrdom of CRPF personnel in Pulwama terror attack would not go in vain.“I assure that sacrifices of our soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack will never go in vain and the country stands shoulder to shoulder at this juncture,” said Mr. Singh addressing party workers at Ranital in Odisha’s Bhadrak district.“Terrorists have killed 40 of our jawans by making cowardly attack and two of these braves – Manoj Kumar Behea and Prasanna Sahoo – were from Odisha. Words do not suffice to speak in respect of them. I think at present everyone’s heart is swayed by restlessness and anger as to how to avenge the terrorist attack,” Mr. Singh said.The Union Home Minister observed one-minute silence before commencing his address to party’s booth level workers for the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on February 14.“Without mincing his words, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had already announced that the defence forces have been given full freedom for planning retaliatory action so that sacrifice would not go in vain. Being Home Minister, I assured the same,” he said.The HM said: “I had convened meeting of all political parties on Saturday. Everyone had condemned terrorist attack in one voice and at the same they censured neighbouring Pakistan. Political parties reassured that they stand united with the forces.“Defence forces, CRPF personnel and Jammu and Kashmir police have made wonderful job by achieving success in wiping out terrorists. I am not going to give any statistics here. But when forces backed by Pakistan felt that desperation was growing among terrorists, they had perpetrated such act,” he said. The sacrifice would not go in vain, Mr. Singh repeated.“India has been a proud nation and the position the country is now has been as a result of sacrifice of the jawans of defence forces,” he added.last_img read more

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Breakthrough of the Year: The top 10 scientific achievements of 2014

first_imgEach year, Science’s editors choose a singular scientific achievement as Breakthrough of the Year. Past winners have included the discovery of the Higgs boson, cancer immunotherapy, and the first quantum machine. This year’s winner captured the world’s attention and reminded us of the immense scope of human scientific accomplishment—as well as how far we have yet to go. Below we briefly summarize the winner and runners-up and link to the expanded stories, with references, in the magazine, which are freely available.BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEARThe Rosetta mission lands on a comet Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Europe’s most ambitious space mission captured the public’s imagination with a series of hard-won pictures, beamed to Earth from a place beyond Mars. Rosetta’s continuous orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is helping scientists figure out how life began on Earth—and heralds a new age of comet science.RUNNERS-UPThe birth of birdsIt took a lot to turn lumbering cousins of Tyrannosaurus rex into agile hummingbirds and graceful swans. This year, evolutionary biologists figured out the mode and tempo of this spectacular evolutionary transition.*Using young blood to fight old ageIn work with profound implications for aging, researchers showed that blood from a young mouse can rejuvenate an old mouse’s muscles and brain. If the results hold up in people—an idea already in testing—factors in young blood could help fight the ravages of aging in people.Robots that cooperateRobots are getting better all the time at working with humans, but this year several teams demonstrated that these machines can also work together without our supervision, an important first step in their path to eventual world domination.Chips that mimic the brainComputer engineers rolled out the first large-scale “neuromorphic” chips, designed to process information similarly to living brains. Why? Unlike computers, human brains are good at tackling tasks that integrate massive amounts of data, like vision. These brainlike chips could transform the way computers handle complex jobs, revolutionizing machine vision and environmental monitoring.The world’s oldest cave artScientists discovered prehistoric graffiti on Sulawesi Island in Indonesia that’s at least 40,000 years old, potentially usurping Europe as the location of the world’s oldest cave art. The finding could rewrite the history of a key stage in the development of the human mind.  Cells that might cure diabetesResearchers have reported a significant step toward finding a cure for diabetes. They’ve figured out how to turn human stem cells into functional pancreatic β cells—the same cells that are destroyed by the body’s own immune system in type 1 diabetes patients.Manipulating memoriesIf you think you can rely on your memories, think again. Last year, scientists figured out how to manipulate specific memories in mice by zapping their brains with laser beams. This year, they managed to change the actual emotional content of memories, turning good memories bad, and vice versa.Rise of the CubeSatA decade ago, CubeSats were just educational tools. Now, a record-breaking number of these 10-centimeter boxes, built with off-the-shelf technology and costing hundreds of thousands of dollars rather than hundreds of millions, have been launched into space—and they’re starting to do real science.Giving life a bigger genetic alphabetAll life on Earth as we know it encodes genetic information using four DNA letters: A, T, G, and C. Not anymore! Researchers have created new DNA bases in the lab, expanding life’s genetic code and opening the door to creating new kinds of microbes.People’s choiceFrom (lots of) official meetings to a suggestion jar in the office kitchen, Science spends a lot of time choosing each year’s Breakthrough. This year, we wanted to give you a say, too! After 35,676 total votes and two rounds of voting, “Giving life a bigger genetic alphabet” won the people’s choice for Breakthrough of the Year! Click through to see the rest of the results.To read more about the biggest scientific achievements of 2014, as well as the see the biggest breakdowns of the year, find out about exciting areas to watch in 2015, and judge us on last year’s predictions, check out our full Breakthrough of the Year special issue.*Correction: The summary of “The birth of birds” originally linked to a recent news story and slideshow on avian genomes that is not the specific work recognized as a runner-up. We have changed that to a link to some of the relevant research.last_img read more

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The Rise Of The NRI, The Influential Non-voter

first_imgIn 1936, Radhakamal Mukerjee, a famous Lucknow-based social scientist, wrote a book titled Migrant Asia that contained an introduction by sociologist Corrado Gini (of Gini inequality index fame). The basic premise of the book was that labour-surplus regions in Asia, especially India, should have the option of redistributing its population around the world. It would be welfare-improving for everybody.Read it at Live Mint Related Itemslast_img

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