Sleep suppresses brain rebalancing

first_imgThese findings raise the intriguing possibility that different forms of brain plasticity – for example those involved in memory consolidation and those involved in homeostatic rebalancing – must be temporally segregated from each other to prevent interference.The requirement that neurons carefully maintain an average firing rate, much like the thermostat in a house senses and maintains temperature, has long been suggested by computational work. Without homeostatic (“thermostat-like”) control of firing rates, models of neural networks cannot learn and drift into states of epilepsy-like saturation or complete quiescence.Much of the work in discovering and describing candidate mechanisms continues to be conducted at Brandeis. In 2013, the Turrigiano lab provided the first in vivo evidence for firing rate homeostasis in the mammalian brain. Lab members recorded the activity of individual neurons in the visual cortex of freely behaving rat pups for 8 hours per day across a nine-day period during which vision through one eye was occluded.The activity of neurons initially dropped, but over the next four days, firing rates came back to basal levels despite the visual occlusion. In essence, these experiments confirmed what had long been suspected – the activity of neurons in intact brains is indeed homeostatically governed.Due to the unique opportunity to study a fundamental mechanism of brain plasticity in an unrestrained animal, the lab has been probing the possibility of an intersection between an animal’s behavior and homeostatic plasticity. In order to truly evaluate possible circadian and behavioral influences on neuronal homeostasis, it was necessary to capture the entire 9-day experiment, rather than evaluate snapshots of each day.For this work, the Turrigiano Lab had to find creative computational solutions to recording many terabytes of data necessary to follow the activity of single neurons without interruption for more than 200 hours.Ultimately, these data revealed that the homeostatic regulation of neuronal activity in the cortex is gated by sleep and wake states. In a surprising and unpredicted twist, the homeostatic recovery of activity occurred almost exclusively during periods of activity and was inhibited during sleep. Prior predictions either assumed no role for behavioral state, or that sleeping would account for homeostasis.Finally, the lab established evidence for a causal role for active waking by artificially enhancing natural waking periods during the homeostatic rebound. When animals were kept awake, homeostatic plasticity was further enhanced.This finding opens doors onto a new field of understanding the behavioral, environmental, and circadian influences on homeostatic plasticity mechanisms in the brain. Some of the key questions that immediately beg to be answered include:What it is about sleep that precludes the expression of homeostatic plasticity?How is it possible that mechanisms requiring complex patterns of transcription, translation, trafficking, and modification can be modulated on the short timescales of behavioral state-transitions in rodents?And finally, how generalizable is this finding? As homeostasis is bidirectional, does a shift in the opposite direction similarly require wake or does the change in sign allow for new rules in expression? Share on Facebook Pinterest Share LinkedIncenter_img Share on Twitter Email Why humans and other animals sleep is one of the remaining deep mysteries of physiology. One prominent theory in neuroscience is that sleep is when the brain replays memories “offline” to better encode them (“memory consolidation”).A prominent and competing theory is that sleep is important for re-balancing activity in brain networks that have been perturbed during learning while awake. Such “rebalancing” of brain activity involves homeostatic plasticity mechanisms that were first discovered at Brandeis University, and have been thoroughly studied by a number of Brandeis labs including the lab of Brandeis professor of biology Gina Turrigiano.Now, a study from the lab just published in the journal Cell shows that these homeostatic mechanisms are indeed gated by sleep and wake, but in the opposite direction from that theorized previously: homeostatic brain rebalancing occurs exclusively when animals are awake, and is suppressed by sleep.last_img read more

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Study suggests posture — not revealing clothing — is what causes objectification at a basic cognitive level

first_imgEmail Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Facebook New research suggests that the brain does not objectify people who are in revealing clothing if they’re not posed in a provocative way. The findings, which appear in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, indicates that objectification is mostly related to suggestive postures.“Sexualization is widely present in mass media with women (and to a lesser extent men) often depicted in sexualized ways. Objectification Theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997) posits sexualization in the mass media is among the main vehicle of objectification of others: Sexualization might lead people to see others as if they were objects instead of people,” said study author Philippe Bernard of the Université libre de Bruxelles.“But what do we mean by seeing others akin to objects? Philosophers suggested that objectification occurs when a person is reduced to his/her body parts (e.g., Bartky, 1990). Moreover, research in cognitive psychology and neurosciences has documented that human stimuli such as faces and bodies are processed as wholes, as if the focus in on the forest (configural processing), whereas most objects are processed a set of features, as if the focus is on the trees (analytic processing).”center_img LinkedIn “My research directly tests whether sexualized individuals are likely to be visually processed in a way that resembles the way most objects are visually processed,” Bernard explained.“Moreover, sexualization is a multi-faceted concept that is not easy to define. I thus examined the role of two key sexualizing factors on objectification, namely skin-to-clothing ratio (the amount of skin that is visible in a given picture) and posture suggestiveness (whether a posture is sexually connoted or not).”In the study, participants viewed pictures of male and female bodies that varied in posture and skin-to-clothing ratios while the researchers recorded their electrical brain activity. The researchers were particularly interested in a pattern of electrical brain activity, known as the N170 response, that has been shown to be larger during the viewing of faces and bodies than during the observation of other objects.The brain responses indicated that bodies with less clothing and more suggestive postures were more arousing in general — especially for female bodies. But only bodies displaying suggestive postures were processed more akin to objects.“Our experiments showed that posture suggestiveness causes cognitive objectification, i.e., a diminished configural processing and increased analytic, piecemeal processing of bodies at a neural level. However, nudity does not prompt cognitive objectification: People do not objectify others on the basis of the amount of skin that is visible,” Bernard told PsyPost.“Overall, our findings thus show that posture suggestiveness is the key driver of cognitive objectification. This research indicates that images in mass media in which people are depicted in sexually suggestive postures are literally objectifying at a basic cognitive level.”The study — like all research — includes some limitations. For example, the bodies included in the study were all relatively young, white, and fit. It is also unclear why suggestive postures are associated with cognitive objectification, but it could be because such postures “render sexual body parts more visually salient” or because they are “used as an indicator of sexual agency and intentionality,” the authors of the study wrote.The study also has some practical implications. “Although suggestive postures and revealing clothing often go hand-in-hand, it may be possible to decouple these elements in the media and interpersonal interactions. For example, underwear and swimsuit advertisers could promote their products in ways that would reduce risk of objectification by presenting models in revealing clothing, but nonsuggestive posture,” the researchers wrote in their study.The study, “Revealing Clothing Does Not Make the Object: ERP Evidences That Cognitive Objectification is Driven by Posture Suggestiveness, Not by Revealing Clothing“, was authored by Philippe Bernard, Florence Hanoteau, Sarah Gervais, Lara Servais, Irene Bertolone, Paul Deltenre, and Cécile Colin. Sharelast_img read more

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Study reveals sharp increase in COVID-19 in kids in Shenzhen

first_imgCOVID-19 has become endemic to the Chinese city of Shenzhen, and a sharp increase in pediatric infections may indicate that community and intra-family transmissions have become the new mode of spreading the virus, according to a study published yesterday in Emerging Infectious Diseases.Also, in a research letter published yesterday in the Journal of Infection, researchers described and compared the wide range and changing characteristics of COVID-19 infection on computed tomographic (CT) imaging with clinical manifestations to improve diagnosis.Shifting characteristics in ShenzhenLed by researchers at the Third People’s Hospital in Shenzhen, the study analyzed clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of the city’s first 365 COVID-19 patients with laboratory-confirmed disease, including 74 clusters of 183 cases. The median patient age was 46 years (range, 1 to 86 years), and the cases were split evenly between males and females.To investigate the shift of the epidemic, the researchers compared patient characteristics before Jan 24 with those from Jan 25 to Feb 5. “Compared with before Jan 24, the proportion of case-patients without definite exposure was much higher from Jan 25 through Feb 5 (11% vs. 6%; P < 0.001) and increased to 36% (12/33) on both Jan 31 and Feb 5," the authors wrote.They also reported a sharp increase in the proportion of infected children (2% before Jan 24 to 13% for Jan 25 to Feb 5; P < 0.001), meaning that increased exposure for children and familial transmission could contribute substantially to the epidemic.The researchers noted that the steep increase could be attributed to the low proportion of children exposed early in the outbreak; early detection for children who had had close contact with people with diagnosed or suspected infection after control measures were implemented; or failure to identify the relatively mild signs and symptoms in children, especially because resources were limited early in the Wuhan outbreak.The investigators caution that delays from infection to illness onset or onset to confirmation may have biased the comparisons.After Jan 17, infections increased substantially and peaked Jan 22 to 30. The authors said that the decline since then is probably due to both under-identification of cases of recent onset and delayed identification or reporting.Interval from exposure to symptom onsetOf 56 clusters of single co-exposure cases, the mean interval of symptom onset between the primary and second case-patient in a cluster was 3.1 days. The mean interval of symptom onset between the primary and last case-patient within a cluster was 3.6 days.After strict control measures were implemented, the researchers observed a shortened span from illness onset to hospital visits (median days declined from 3 to 1; P < 0.001).Recommendations to contain spreadThe investigators recommend that infected patients be treated at designated hospitals to decrease the risk of nosocomial transmission. However, they found that only 13% to15% of infected patients went to the city's designated hospital first. "This finding means that a substantial number of case-patients visited >1 nondesignated hospital before they were admitted to the designated hospital, which increases the risk for nosocomial infection,” they wrote.”Early screening, diagnosis, isolation, and treatment are necessary to prevent further spread,” the researchers wrote. “Strengthening effective and efficient measures, including but not limited to personal protection within families and communities with a high risk for exposure, will prevent and interrupt community and intrafamily transmission.”Shenzhen is a city of 13 million people in southern China.Varied CT, clinical findingsIn the second study, researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, detailed the CT findings and clinical characteristics of six women 27 to 63 years old with COVID-19.None of the patients had such underlying diseases as diabetes, cancer, or respiratory disease. Five had had Wuhan or Hubei exposures.They found that COVID-19’s wide variety of manifestations on CT can vary over time. Early in the disease, lesions can appear round and nodular in the central lung, unlike their common patchy appearance between the membrane surrounding the lung and the body wall. One patient had 3 follow-up scans 4 to 14 days later that showed diverse lesions and that the primary lesions had been absorbed and replaced elsewhere by new ones.On testing blood samples, the researchers observed normal or slightly decreased counts of leucocytes and lymphocytes and identified mildly decreased eosinophil counts in four of the patients. Four days later, follow-up testing revealed that the low eosinophil counts remained abnormal and had dropped even further. “The decrease of eosinophil count may be helpful for the early diagnosis of the disease,” they wrote, calling for further study of the phenomenon.They also commented on the high false-negative rate in the oropharyngeal swabs used to diagnose and confirm COVID-19 infection and called for an alternative technique to be developed as soon as possible.Serious symptoms unlikely in pregnancy, study findsIn other research news, pregnant women are not at increased risk of having severe symptoms of COVID-19 infection, according to an analysis of 147 women in Wuhan published Friday by the World Health Organization and China. The analysis found that only 8% of the women had serious illness, and 1% were critically ill.This is in contrast to other respiratory infections that easily infect pregnant women and can cause serious illness, with long-lasting consequences for them and their babies. While long-term effects on the babies are unknown, a small study published in February in The Lancet showed that the newborns of women infected with COVID-19 appeared healthy and virus-free after cesarean delivery and isolation from their mothers.last_img read more

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Charles Victor, Founder Of Treatment Products, Passes Away

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  Charles Victor, a long time member of SEMA and AAPEX, passed away from complications from a stroke on Oct. 7. Victor, who was 82 years old, was the founder of Treatment Products Ltd, a family business that manufactures “The Treatment” brand of car care products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementVictor started Treatment Products in 1972 in the basement of his home in Chicago. A regular on many show car circuits in the 70s and 80s, the company grew to become a major manufacturer of customized waxes and polishes in the U.S. Victor worked closely for many years with his sons Kenneth and Jeff, who were raised in the automotive industry and who have been growing the company steadily since Charles’ retirement in 2000.“Charlie” was well-respected in the automotive industry and loved by many; he had a friendly and caring quality that will be missed by many customers and vendors in the automotive industry, as well as numerous friends and relatives.Victor is survived by his sons Kenneth, Jeff (Andrea) and his grandsons, Frank and Jake.Donations in Victor’s honor can be made to The Scleroderma Foundation at scleroderma.org.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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Principle Power Abandons WindFloat Project in Oregon

first_imgPrinciple Power has withdrawn its lease request for a site approximately 25 kilometres west of Oregon’s Port of Coos Bay, where the company had planned to set up its WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project.The project was proposed by Principle Power in May 2013 and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) gave its approval in early 2014.The WindFloat Pacific would have consisted of five 6MW wind turbines mounted on floating foundations, anchored to the seabed.BOEM said it is now no longer processing the project application and added that there is now only one offshore renewable energy project in Federal waters offshore Oregon, the Pacific Marine Energy Center South Energy Test Site (PMEC-SETS) wave energy project, proposed by the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC-OSU) at Oregon State University in June 2013.In 2013, Principle Power was awarded a Department of Energy grant to support its WindFloat project and the company announced the list of official project partners, which included: MacArtney Underwater Technology, Siemens Wind Power, Houston Offshore Engineering the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, RPS Evan Hamilton, Forristal Ocean Engineering, the American Bureau of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas.In 2012, Principle Power, together with Energias de Portugal (EDP) deployed a full-scale 2MW WindFloat system off the coast of Agucadoura, Portugal, which was the first offshore wind deployment worldwide that did not require the use of any heavy lift equipment offshore.last_img read more

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World Demolition Awards: ‘Best of the Best’

first_imgGrant Styles of Erith with the 2019 awardRecent previous winners:2019 Erith Contractors2018 Kiewit Manson and others2017 Erith Contractors2016 Priestly Demolition2015 Coleman & CoThe World Demolition Awards are part of the World Demolition Summit, which is organised by Demolition & Recycling International in co-operation with the European Demolition Association and with the support of the National Demolition Association of the USA.The headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment. The overall World Demolition Award is one of the most prestigious prizes in the industry.It is presented to the highest scoring entry across all 11 categories of the World Demolition Awards and concludes the traditional awards ceremony at the end of the World Demolition Summit, which this year takes place online on Thursday November 12 at 3pm UK time.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

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Magic circle: 29% of new partners are women

first_imgClifford Chance last week completed this year’s magic circle partnership round by announcing it was making up 30 lawyers, with a gender mix in line with its long-term diversity goals. One-third of the new cohort are women.The firm has said it is working towards raising the percentage of female partners from the current 20% to 30%.Clifford Chance’s announcement means all of the five magic circle firms have revealed their partner intake for 2019.At Linklaters, 33 lawyers were given the nod this time around, including 11 women. In London, one of the 11 promoted lawyers was female. The firm had pledged that at least 30% of new partners will be female.Of the 34 promotions at Allen & Overy, eight were women (24%), including four in London. By 2021 the firm wants 30% of its partnership candidates to be women. However, when the Gazette asked how many candidates in this round were women the firm was unable to say. At the moment, the London partnership is 20% female and globally the figure is 18%, but those figures do not take into account the latest round of promotions.Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer elected 22 new partners (eight in London). Six of the 22 lawyers are women, including one from London.The remaining magic circle firm, Slaughter and May, has promoted two men.In total, just under a third of 121 new magic circle partners in this round are women.last_img read more

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Sprinter on the start line

first_imgNETHERLANDS: Harry Hondius MSc rides the first of NS Reizigers’ new-generation of Sprinter EMUs, which are due to enter service between Den Haag and Utrecht this year.,Dutch train operator NS Reizigers will shortly take delivery of the first of 99 Sprinter EMUs which will form the next generation of rolling stock for suburban stopping trains in the Randstad region. Orders have been placed for 494 cars so far, in a mix of four-car and six-car units, but with options the fleet could ultimately reach 835 vehicles. The first order was placed in July 2005 for 18 four-car and 17 six-car sets worth a total of €248m (RG 9.05 p541). They are being supplied by a consortium of Bombardier Transportation (leader) and Siemens, whose shares of the initial order amount to €104m and €144m respectively. A further 32 sets of each type were ordered on September 21 2007, under a deal worth €163m for Bombardier and €237m for Siemens. This brings the total to 50 four-car sets designated Class 2400 and 49 of the longer Class 2600 sets, to be delivered by November 2010.These orders were placed following a European tendering procedure based on a functional specification. This was the first time since the start of 1·5 kV DC electrification in 1924 that NS did not largely engineer the EMUs itself. The last NS-engineered trains will be a final build of 50 VIRM-double-deck EMUs from Bombardier and Alstom, fitted with RMO-Stork Flexy-bogies built under licence, which are due to start rolling out of Bombardier’s Aachen works in June.Conceptually, the new Sprinter is based on Deutche Bahn’s ET425 regional EMU, of which Bombardier and Siemens have delivered 236 four-car sets since 1999. NSR wanted a ‘proven design’, but the Sprinter has been customised heavily to meet the Dutch requirements. A major change has resulted from the adoption of crashworthiness norm EN 15227, collision scenario 3m, to meet the TSI for conventional railways. Not only did this require a reinforced front end, but also strengthened car bodies. The windows and door positions are also different. The trains are the first NS multiple-units since 1937 to be built without toilets – apart from a batch of 30 old-generation Sprinters dating from 1975-80, and for the same reason. NSR regards the Sprinter as a ‘super-metro’ trainset, and given the short average journey length it felt that the space taken up, loss of a clear passage through the train and the cost, by far outweighed the advantages of providing toilets. The trains are being built to very high fire-protection standards, which will be a combination of UIC 564-2, EN 5510, level 3 and the French standard NF F16-101.As leader of the consortium, Bombardier is responsible for the vehicle engineering, and builds the bodies for the four-car units in Hennigsdorf, although the trains are finally assembled in Aachen. Bombardier is supplying the two static converters and a new generation of train control and communication system, known as Mitrac CC. This provides complete train management, fault diagnosis and track-to-train communication systems using GPRS technology. The passenger information system has been designed in detail by NS and Bombardier jointly and will provide a high degree of flexibility.Siemens is building the six-car units in Uerdingen, and is supplying all the bogies from Graz. The Sitrac traction control, the two Sibac Compact inverters per train and the six or eight water-cooled traction motors per unit are coming from Siemens’ Nürnberg plant.Bombardier-built trains 2401 and 2402 were initially tested at the 4·5 km Velten test track, along with Siemens set 2602, while 2601 will go to Wildenrath. Three of the four pre-series sets are expected to continue type-testing and commissioning in the Netherlands while series production gets underway at both Hennigsdorf and Uerdingen. Technical variationsThe bogies and gearing are largely derived from the ET425. However, the wheelbase of the Sprinter bogies has been lengthened by 100 mm to improve the riding qualities. The end motor bogies have a wheelbase of 2 300 mm and the intermediate articulation bogies are 2 800 mm. Siemens has also improved the suspension qualities of the primary springs.Here the motor is suspended from the bogie frame, and drives via a toothed coupling to a half-suspended Flender gearbox, which is supported from the frame on one side and rests directly on the axle – unlike the arrangement adopted for DB’s new ET 422 units (RG 2.08 p80).The windows are double-glazed, and Hübner double folding bellows are used between the vehicles. The Sprinters have roof-mounted Liebherr air-conditioning units similar to those of the ET425, but with increased cooling and heating capacity. The braking resistances are also roof-mounted, but most of the traction equipment is placed under the floors of the end cars. The static inverters are installed below centre cars C and D. Floor height is 800 mm above the railThe sets are equipped with Bombardier’s ATB-EG automatic train protection system, and designed to take the new ATB++ system which will providing ATP below 40 km/h and could be upgraded to ETCS standards. Cars C or D are designed to accommodate a 25 kV 50 Hz transformer or a 3 kV down-chopper, but no concrete steps have been taken as two-system operation is not envisaged for the foreseeable future. As with the VIRMs, the cost of equipping the sets to accept 25 kV was considered to be very high without any real likelihood that the Dutch system would be re-electrified at a higher voltage. Trains of up to 16 cars can operate in multiple, formed of four Class 2400 or two 2600 and one 2400. The dynamic braking is primarily regenerative, but brake resistors are fitted for use in the event of a lack of receptivity in the overhead line. Electro-pneumatic brakes are blended in below 15 km/h, or at higher speeds if the required deceleration rate is not being achieved. Each bogie is assigned its own electro-pneumatic compact control system, and the air compressor is oil-free. All wheels are braked, and the end bogies are fitted with spring-applied parking brakes. No sanding equipment or flange lubrication is envisaged, as Bombardier believes that the braking system meets the specified demands under adhesion conditions required for TSI certification. However, two magnetic track brakes are fitted on the central articulation bogie, and can be lowered pneumatically into place as required. These would be used more for cleaning the railhead than for their braking ability. Discussions with IVW will determine whether all non-driven articulation bogies (two for the 2400 and three for the 2600) should be equipped with track brakes. Bombardier has selected Lloyds Register Rail as the Notified Body for the processes required to achieve IVW approval in the Netherlands.The new Sprinter will meet the European TSI Noise standards. The author measured an interior noise level of between 62 and 65 dB(A) when running at 105 km/h. In the cab, the level was just 51 dB(A) when accelerating, but without the ventilation running. The electric motors are quite noticeable when starting and the static converters are not silent. Overall, the new trains are extremely good looking, and should be well received by passengers. The first sets are due to enter service on stopping trains between Den Haag and Utrecht in the autumn. CAPTION: Four-car Sprinter 2401 at HennigsdorfCAPTION: The cab layout is very spaciousCAPTION: The Sprinters are being delivered in four and six-car formationsCAPTION: Two of the three articulation bogies are powered CAPTION: The warm interior colour scheme is likely to be welcomed by passengers, but there are no toilet facilities on board Photo: Harrie PetersMain technical data for NS Sprinters Class 2400 Class 2600 Length over body m 68·9 100·1 Width mm 2840 2840 Axles Bo'(2)'(2)’Bo’Bo’ Bo'(Bo’)(2)'(2)'(2)'(Bo)’Bo’ Power kW 6 x 250 8 x 250 Power kW/tonne 11·62 11·36 Doors per side mm 6 x 1300 10 x 1300 Door height mm 2200 2200 Weight empty tonnes 129 176 Weight kg/m² 663 619 Seats, first class 40 56 Seats, second class 144 208 Average price 25975 €/m², including spares for 10 yearslast_img read more

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Topherr ft. Shelly Release ‘Work Dat Bumpa’

first_img Sharing is caring! 82 Views   no discussions Dylan Lowe, popularly known as ProducerDlo co-produced the track, while Cecil “Tha WizZarD” Joseph Jr. mixed and mastered the single.  The song was recorded in Guadeloupe (Voodoo Studios) and Dominica (Dlo Studios).This is the third single from Topherr with more releases set for 2020. He first released the afro fusion track “BIDIBIDIBAMBAM (African Queen)” in June of 2019 and that was followed by the groovy soca “Take It” in October 2019.Subscribe to Topherr’s You Tube page to stay up-to-date on all releases from this rising star!Listen to “Work Dat Bumpa” below: EntertainmentLocalNews Topherr ft. Shelly Release ‘Work Dat Bumpa’ by: – January 17, 2020 SHELLY ONLINEhttps://www.facebook.com/shellymalfredhttps://www.instagram.com/shelly_alfred TOPHERR ONLINE https://www.facebook.com/jervonne.christopherhttps://www.instagram.com/officialtopherr/ Share On the eve of the MasDomnik 2020 carnival launch, Topherr and Shelly deliver “Work Dat Bumpa” a captivating groovy soca track, sure to be a staple at fetes throughout the festive season.“We wanted to release it on Friday so that fans can kick off their weekend with a song that is, what I would best describe as, intoxicating- it just makes you want to dance,” says Topherr, real name Jervonne Christopher.St. Lucian guitarist Dwight Florent starts things off with a riff almost akin to the popular AfroBeats sound from the continent.  Topherr comes in with a request for his dance interest, “I want you to work that bumpa, cause I have a little something for you.” He then concedes that “I know you have a little something too.” As the drumming crescendos and a chorus of background harmonies expertly arranged by ProducerDlo expand the sound, he cautions” gyal watch your boom boom in de road!”Shelly then puts in his own request “turn around, turn around, let me see what you have at de back deh.” The Signal Band lead singer and former Junior monarch then expounds on his subject matter, with a bit of Regional appeal “Dominicans say boom boom, Jamaicans say batty, you say bumpa then you deh from Trini. ”For him, the song is one that can “transcend boundaries, transcend borders- reach and appeal to the Regional and international markets.”He says he sees the song getting a good reception, both in Dominica and beyond.Best, known for hits such as “Ani Ba Yo Love” and “Local,” Shelly says this collaboration with Topherr is a long time coming. For his part, while working on the earlier versions of the song, Topherr says he knew that Shelly was the one person to compliment it with “his personality, energy, talent and most importantly exceptional writing skills.” Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Deployment of 5G to Boost the RF Cable Market Forecast

first_imgAccording to a report by ResearchAndMarkets, the global radio frequency (RF) cable market is set to grow at a CAGR of 8.65% during the period 2018-2022.The Global Radio Frequency (RF) Cable Market 2018-2022 report, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the use of RF signals through coaxial cables and other cables.One of the major drivers for this market is the increasing development of smart cities. Countries across the globe are focusing on the development of smart cities to manage assets and resources efficiently. Furthermore, the government is working in collaboration with market participants including information technology solution providers, and utility companies.The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is the growing investment in optical fibers. The key reason for the increasing investment in optical fiber cables is their ability to enable the transmission of data over long distances with low latency.Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is the increased preference for online streaming. Increased preference for OTT music platforms for online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are expected to create a hindrance to the market’s growth.Key Market Trends include Growing investment in optical fiber, Expansion of 5G technologies through ROF cable, Government regulations about cable TV infrastructure.Click here to learn more about this report.last_img read more

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