OTTAWA – A law firm pursuing a class-action suit against a former Ottawa fertility doctor says it has evidence indicating he fathered 11 children by impregnating patients with his own sperm.Two years ago, an Ottawa family filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Dr. Norman Barwin, alleging he is the biological father of their daughter, now an adult.In a statement, law firm Nelligan O’Brien Payne says DNA investigation now shows Barwin is the biological father in 11 cases where the intention was to use the sperm of the male of the couple or, in other cases, a specific anonymous sperm donor.The firm says it has also become aware of at least another 16 individuals conceived through Barwin’s practice who are not a biological match to the intended father.None of the allegations against Barwin has been proven in court.Karen Hamway, a lawyer for Barwin, had no comment on the latest accusations.
OTTAWA – The Order of Canada is getting 99 new members in 2018. Here’s a list:Companions of the OrderRoberta Bondar, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., astronaut, educator.Beverley McLachlin, Ottawa, longest-serving chief justice of Canada.Lorne Michaels, Toronto and New York, TV and film producer, creator of Saturday Night Live. This is a promotion within the order.Officers of the OrderChristiane Ayotte, Montreal, biochemist, researcher, who has battled doping in sports.Perrin Beatty, Toronto, former politician, community and corporate leader.Chantal Benoit, Vaughan, Ont., advocate for inclusive sports, longtime promoter of wheelchair basketball.Lise Bissonnette, Montreal, journalist and author.Cindy Blackstock, Ottawa, longtime champion of Indigenous children’s rights.Alain Bouchard, Laval, Que., entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist.Gertrude Bourdon, Quebec City, hospital administrator.Gordon Muir Campbell, Vancouver, public service, former high commissioner to Britain.Matthew Coon Come, Mistissini, Que., advocate for Indigenous causes.Wendy Marion Craig, Kingston, Ont., anti-bullying research.Suzanne Fortier, Montreal, scientists, innovator, academic.Sheila Fraser, Ottawa, former federal auditor general.OntarioJulia Gersovitz, Montreal, architect known for heritage preservation.Jane Green, St. John’s, N.L., researcher in genetics.Deanna Hamilton, Kelowna, B.C., promoter of First Nations fiscal management and governance.Patricia Meirion Moore, Calgary, community volunteer, fundraiser.Louise Nadeau, Montreal, clinical psychologist and professor who worked on treating addiction.Annette M. O’Connor, Ottawa, researcher and champion of patient involvement in health care-related decisions.Peter Henry St George-Hyslop, Toronto, and Cambridge, U.K., researcher in neurodegenerative disorders, notably Alzheimer’s disease.Neil G. Turok, Waterloo, theoretical physicist whose models offer ways to test fundamental theories of the universe. This is an honorary appointment.Members of the OrderAndrea Baumann, Hamilton, nursing educator.Mohit Bhandari, Burlington, Ont., contributor to the field of orthopedic trauma and researcher into intimate partner violence.Eli Bornstein, Saskatoon, contemporary sculptor-painter.Robert Bothwell, Toronto, historian.Hedi Bouraoui, Toronto, poet, novelist and essayist.Beverley Busson, North Okanagan Region, B.C., a champion of public safety who has worked in multiple national and regional safety and justice initiatives.Barry Callaghan, Toronto, publisher and writer.David R. Cameron, Vancouver, scholar, academic, expert in federal negotiations and constitutional affairs.John Conly, Calgary, researcher into infection control who created national guidelines on the standard of care for infectious diseases.Francis R. Cook, North Augusta, Ont., expert in herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians.Thomas d’Aquino, Ottawa, philanthropist, leader in the cultural sector.Gary Michael Dault, Napanee, Ont., writer on arts.W. Dale Dauphinee, Montreal, medical educator.Marie-Anne Day Walker-Pelletier, Okanese First Nation, Sask., longtime chief of her First Nation who worked to improve living conditions.Nan-b de Gaspe Beaubien, Montreal, a contributor to telecommunications and an advocate for family businesses across Canada and abroad.M. Jamal Deen, Hamilton, academic and specialist in electrical engineering and applied physics.Allan Steven Detsky, Toronto, expert in health care costs.Agnes Di Leonardi, Toronto, a leader in the automotive industry and a mentor for women through the International Women’s Forum of Canada.Peter J. Dillon, Peterborough, Ont., researcher into lake ecosystems.Jim Estill, Guelph, Ont., contributor to technology communities and philanthropist for refugees.Arthur Fogel, Ottawa and Beverly Hills, Calif., music, concert promoter.David Glenn Fountain, Halifax, contributor to the arts, education and charitable causes.David Fox, Toronto, actor and champion of Canadian theatre.Abraham Fuks, Montreal, medical researcher noted for work on type 1 diabetes and cancer immune-based therapies.Patsy Gallant, Campbellton, N.B. singer and actress.Laurier Gareau, Regina, a leader in developing the Franco-Saskatchewanian identity.Edward H. Garrard, Toronto, a leader in the charitable sector who has developed giving strategies in the fields of health care and education.Jack Gauldie, Hamilton, an immunologist specializing in gene therapy, aiding in the treatment of fatal diseases and contributing to the development of cancer vaccines.Nahum Gelber, Montreal, philanthropist in education and artistic culture.Jack Douglas Gerrow, Ottawa, who worked in accreditation and competencies in dentistry.Ronald D. Ghitter, Calgary, former politician and senator known for his commitment to human rights and social justice.Stephane Grenier, Val-des-Monts, Que., a retired lieutenant-colonel and a leader in mental health advocacy and programming for the military and general public.Mitchell Halperin, Toronto, a clinician, researcher and educator in nephrology, the study of kidneys and kidney disease.Peter Irwin, Guelph, Ont., a pioneer in the field of wind engineering.Beverley K. Jacobs, Brantford, Ont., a promoter of Indigenous women’s and girls’ rights, lead researcher of the Stolen Sisters report.David Trent Jaeger, Toronto, broadcaster and leader in music creation, performance and promotion.Rebecca Jamieson, Ohsweken, Ont., educator noted for her work in Indigenous education.Virendra K. Jha, Baie-d’Urfe, Que., engineer and administrator in the space industry.K. Wayne Johnston, Toronto, a surgeon, researcher and educator in vascular surgery.David I. Kent, Toronto, a publisher who supported Canadian literary and culinary writing.Dianne and Irving Kipnes, Edmonton, contributors to community building and philanthropists in the arts and health care.Jack Kitts, Ottawa, a leader in the development and implementation of patient-centred care.Jonathan Klassen, Toronto and Los Angeles, illustrator and author of children’s books.Burton Kramer, Toronto, noted graphic designer.Alan Latourelle, Ottawa, a longtime promoter of the country’s natural and historic wonders.Gilles Lavigne, Montreal, dentist and researcher noted for work on the interactions between pain and sleep disorders.Jean-Pierre Leger, Montreal, a business leader in the restaurant industry and a supporter of charitable causes.Rheal Leroux, Ottawa, organizer of major events in the National Capital Region.Paul-Andre Linteau, Montreal, historian.Jon E. Love, Toronto, business leader and philanthropist.Timothy E. MacDonald, Stratford, Ont., leader in southwestern Ontario business and community initiatives.Gabor Mate, Vancouver, physician, author and advocate in the fields of addictions and mental health.Seana McKenna, Stratford, Ont., actress noted for her work at the Stratford Festival.Bruce McManus, Vancouver, researcher in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and organ failure.Edmund Metatawabin, Fort Albany, Ont., advocate, author and teacher known for his advocacy on behalf of residential school survivors.Morton S. Minc, Montreal, worker on social rehabilitation and the creation of innovative programs at the Municipal Court of Montreal.David Morley, Toronto, a leader in international development.Frances Olson, Edmonton, a community activist and contributor to the University Hospital Foundation.Hilary Pearson, Montreal, president of the Philanthropic Foundations Canada.Sherry Porter, Halifax, a leader in establishing Pier 21 as a national museum.Lucienne Robillard, Chambly, Que., former politician who worked on improving public institutions.Calin Rovinescu, Montreal, a leader in charitable causes and humanitarian relief following several natural disasters.Jean-Claude Savoie, Saint-Quentin, N.B, an entrepreneur and innovator in the forestry sector and wood processing industry.Sharon Sholzberg-Gray, Ottawa, a leading advocate for access to publicly funded and accessible health care services by all Canadians.Yvonne Steinert, Montreal, a leading contributor to faculty development and new training approaches in medical education.Veronica Jane Strong-Boag, Vancouver, activist, historian and researcher who has made the history of women an integral part of the study of history in Canada.Mutsumi Takahashi, Montreal, broadcaster and supporter of various charitable causes.Bryce Taylor, Toronto, surgeon and advocate for improved surgical safety standards and patient care.Mark Thompson, Vancouver, academic arbitrator and author who has worked in industrial relations and public policy.Scott Thornley, Toronto, graphic and verbal designer.Michael J. Tims, Calgary, expert in corporate finance and investment, which has bettered Canadian business across the country.Mohamed Lamine Toure, Montreal, a leader in promoting African and Caribbean cultures in Canada.Dave Toycen, Mississauga, Ont., a promoter of humanitarian relief and international development.Aritha van Herk, Calgary, a novelist and essayist who has raised public awareness of the Western Canadian experience.James Patterson Waddell, Toronto, a leader in the field of orthopedic surgery.Elizabeth Hillman Waterston, London, Ont., a pioneer in developing the academic field of Canadian literature and a mentor to writers across the country.Barry Wellar, Ottawa, a major contributor to the development and advancement of the field of geographic information systems in Canada.Marjorie White, New Westminster, B.C. an advocate for improving the lives of Indigenous people in urban centres, notably through the establishment of friendship centres across the country.Ronald Franklin Williams, Pointe-Claire, Que., noted contributor to architecture as a designer and teacher.Gerald Wood, Calgary, an entrepreneur and philanthropist.Yiyan Wu Ottawa, a leading authority and scientist in digital TV and multimedia communications research.
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Salem (TN): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” slogan, saying the country’s market was now flooded with Chinese products.Addressing a poll rally here, he referred to unemployed youth of Tamil Nadu, saying Modi had hurt them in the last five years, giving “huge amounts of money from the banks to the richest people but not to them.” “He gave you an empty slogan called Make in India but wherever we look we see Made in China products,” he said. Be it phone, shoes or shirt “you see made in China,” he added. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Now we want real made in India and real made in Tamil Nadu,” Gandhi said. Under Modi, “Make in India” if a young Tamil entrepreneur wanted to start a business he had to knock on the doors of different government offices where “he had to pay bribes,” the Congress chief alleged. “By the time he got his permissions the business is already failed,” he said. Hence, the Congress came up with a new idea in its manifesto for entrepreneurs, he said adding “when you want to start a new business you will not have to take permission from any government department for three years.” They could take the permission once the business was established and till such time the focus could be on making the business work and consolidating it, Gandhi said. “Once your business is established take permission.” Terming the GST as Gabbar Singh Tax again, he said it comprised five different taxes and a tax rate of 28 per cent wherein “even weavers had to pay tax if they had to buy thread or material.” The moment his party was voted to power it will be removed and we will give you a “real GST, (envisaging) one tax, minimum tax and a simple tax.”
20 November 2008The United Nations has recruited the help of militaries in several countries in a unique new partnership in the fight against climate change and the campaign to save the ozone layer. Australia, the Netherlands and the United States have offered their militaries’ assistance in the safe collection of stockpiles of unwanted, ozone-damaging substances, and their experts will provide advice on how to expedite the shipping of chemicals to disposal centres worldwide.This partnership, spearheaded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Defense, could potentially slash by two-thirds or more the cost of disposing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which are highly damaging to the ozone layer, a thin layer of gas high in the air that filters out the sun’s harmful rays.“The military in many countries have been at the forefront of efforts to phase out ozone-depleting substances (ODS),” said Marco Gonzales, Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). “Their experience can be invaluable for developing countries facing similar challenges.”Many militaries already have competitively-priced contracts in place for storing these chemicals in old air conditioning units and other equipment, and it is hoped that this will serve as an incentive for civilians to take part in these low-cost programmes.Over 90 per cent of these harmful substances have been phased out already, but significant quantities of them are still kept in old equipment.A UN-backed gathering of 150 governments which are party to the Montreal Protocol and the Vienna Convention, both of which seek to protect the ozone layer, wrapping up today in Doha, Qatar, was warned that these containers could release several billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2015.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Mining Association of B.C. says much has been learned since the collapse of a tailings pond at a south-central B.C. mine, exactly one year ago.Association president Karina Brino says the Aug. 4, 2014 accident at the Mount Polley operation has forced the mining industry to take a close look at all practices surrounding the construction, maintenance and use of tailings ponds.She says accidents will happen, but adds investigators remain focused on the root causes of the collapse and mitigating risk is the industry’s biggest challenge.Roughly 24 million cubic metres of mine water and waste gushed into area waterways about 50 kilometres northwest of Williams Lake, when the pond failed because of what an independent report determined was poor dam design.Since then, Imperial Metals (TSX:III), which operates the gold and copper mine, has spent nearly $67-million stabilizing a creek and ensuring water in nearby Quesnel Lake meets provincial standards.The provincial government has spent $6-million on the clean up, and Imperial Metals was granted conditional approval to reopen last month, although it still needs further permits before it can operate fully. (CHNL) Lessons learned since Mount Polley tailings pond collapse: mining industry by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 4, 2015 9:21 am MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Bentley Motors has announced that it will proceed with the development of the Bentley SUV, the company’s fourth model line, at its Crewe facility from 2016. The SUV will create more than 1,000 jobs in the UK, with Bentley investing more than £800m in its headquarters at Crewe and the development of new models over the next three years.Bentley currently employs around 4,000 people at Crewe, which is home to all its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production. The luxury car manufacturer exported over £1bn worth of goods in 2012, it is also the third largest R&D investor in the UK’s automotive sector and the 18th largest nationally.UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who joined Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Group, for the announcement at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, said, “This £800 million investment and 1,000 new jobs from Bentley is fantastic news for both Crewe and for the UK as a whole. It is another important milestone in strengthening our economy.”¨One sector that we know is sprinting ahead in the global race is our booming automotive industry.“One vehicle rolls off a production line somewhere in the UK every 20 seconds and we have just launched the government’s Automotive Industrial Strategy to help continue this success for years to come.”¨I am delighted that Bentley will be building its new vehicle here, not only creating 1,000 jobs, but safeguarding many more, as well as increasing training opportunities for highly skilled apprentices.”Dr Winterkorn said, “The Volkswagen Group believes in the UK as a competitive location for industrial production. Bentley fans all around the world are looking forward to the brand’s first SUV. Together we will make this new Bentley another true Bentley – powerful, exclusive and successful.”Business Secretary Vince Cable MP said, “This is a welcome commitment to the UK from a major international car maker. Our automotive industrial strategy proves this government’s commitment to working with world-class companies like Bentley to create jobs and promote exports.”Welcoming the news, SMMT interim chief executive Mike Baunton said, “This is great news for Bentley employees at Crewe and is another tremendous vote of confidence in the UK auto industry. We have a globally competitive base for automotive production with our highly-skilled, flexible workforce and advanced productivity levels. UK facilities are producing luxury, premium and volume vehicles, which are winning business in markets around the world.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the first quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 10 Ohio State (2-1, 1-0 Big Ten) bounced back after its 31-16 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma, securing a 38-7 victory over Army at home in Week 3. Now hosting their third and final non-conference opponent, the Buckeyes hope to continue their winning ways and maintain momentum when UNLV (1-1) comes to Ohio Stadium Saturday at noon.Ohio State offense vs. UNLV defenseFacing a UNLV defense that has averaged 416.5 yards allowed per game and gave up 43 points in its season-opening loss to Football Championship Subdivision opponent Howard (1-2), Ohio State will attempt to work out some of its early season kinks in what is expected to be a blowout win.UNLV has allowed 216 rushing yards per game and 4.45 rush yards per carry, leading to a potentially poor matchup against an Ohio State offense that relies on its run game for the majority of its production (19th in the nation with 243 yards per game). The Rebels surrendered 309 rushing yards in their loss against Howard, though they did limit Idaho to just 123 yards on the ground in Week 2. The Rebels have been more effective at defending against the pass, limiting opponents to an average of 200.5 yards per game (50th among FBS teams) and have allowed just two passing touchdowns this season. However, their defense has yet to be thoroughly tested through the air as the only FBS team they’ve faced, Idaho, is 75th in passing offense (217.7 yards per game) and averages 50 yards fewer than Ohio State, which sits at 43rd with 267.7 yards per game. The Rebels’ only other opponent this season was Howard, an FCS team that averages just 187.7 passing yards per game and that ran all over UNLV for 309 rushing yards. For the Ohio State offense, this game is less about preparing for the UNLV defense as much as it is just focusing on ironing out some issues it has experienced early on this season. “We can’t necessarily focus on the opponent,” McLaurin said. “This week, we’re focusing on us. We’re focused on building on what we did last week, our horizontal game, taking some vertical shots, some complements, and I feel like that’s what’s going to help us get better when we start getting into Big Ten play.”Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass to junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin (83) in the first quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe expectations for the Ohio State offense this week should be for it to work on connecting on some longer passes and trying to reach the next step in its progression this season. The Buckeyes made major strides in their offensive production Saturday by putting up 38 points against Army, but this week will be more of a test to see if Ohio State can do what it has to do and distribute its offensive production through the air and on the ground. And going up against a man-to-man defense — a look Ohio State players and coaches have frequently cited as the most commonly used defense in practice — rather than a zone defense for the first time this season should be an opportunity for the Buckeyes to start to find their rhythm.“This may be the first week we get a little press, so we see that a lot in practice,” McLaurin said. “We’re going to be ready for that just in case they come in a zero look, no deep, we practice that a lot in practice. So we’re just being accountable for everything, trying to build on what we already did and just be ready for our shots so we can take them.”Ohio State defense vs. UNLV offenseIf UNLV is going to find any success on the offensive side of the ball, it will come on the ground. The Rebels rank fourth among FBS teams with an average of 350.5 rushing yards per game and have scored seven of their nine offensive touchdowns on the ground. The team averages 7.3 yards per carry.Ohio State junior linebacker Jerome Baker (17) sacks Army senior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw during the second quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorUNLV’s key offensive threat has been running back Lexington Thomas. The junior from Houston has gained 341 rushing yards and scored five touchdowns on 38 attempts, averaging nine yards per carry. He has not been a threat in the passing game, however, serving almost exclusively as a running option.Through the air, the Rebels have been substantially less impressive. They average 206.5 passing yards per game, with only two touchdowns coming through the air. Redshirt freshman quarterback Armani Rogers has completed 21-of-35 passes, but has been more of a threat on the ground, with 25 rushes for 168 yards.Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said he is anticipating the Rebels put up points.“They have a very talented quarterback, they have a receiver who is really a good player, and they have a tailback who is small, but man is he electric. So they have weapons,” Schiano said. But while Rogers will provide Ohio State with a different look, there is little to indicate he will have much success against the Buckeyes. Rogers’ combination of inexperience and lack of success versus two teams with far less talent on the defensive side of the ball indicate Rogers could struggle to put up many points against Ohio State.Predictions:Edward Sutelan: Ohio State wins 54-3Colin Hass-Hill: Ohio State wins 46-0
Stay on target If you’re a comic fan, chances are you’re an X-Men fan as well. How can you not love Marvel’s motley crew of mutants? Whether you’re more of a Wolverine or Psylocke fan, there are tons of storylines for you to follow if you want to get up to speed in the X-Men world, and a brand new movie on the horizon, too, with Logan looking every bit of awesome. Looking for a way to show off how much you dig the X-Men, though? Don’t worry. There’s a Funko Pop Vinyl for everyone out there.These are the best X-Men Funko Pops!View as: One Page Slides1. LoganTake this little Logan with you when you go see the movie. Currently $10.47 at Amazon. Purchase Here.2. WolverineTake it all the way back with this popping yellow Wolverine. Currently $9.99 at Amazon. Purchase Here. 3. Unmasked CyclopsCyclops is ready to mess someone up without his mask. Currently $23.35 at Amazon. Purchase Here. 4. Storm (Mohawk)This edgy Storm is a great addition to any X-Men fan’s collection. Currently $8.89 at Amazon. Purchase Here.5. Kitty Pryde (NYCC Exclusive)Snag this exclusive Kitty Pryde all the way from New York Comic Con. Currently $26.78 at Amazon. Purchase Here. 6. MagnetoWhat X-Men set would be complete without a Magneto? You’ve got to add him to your cache.Currently $10.99 at Amazon. Purchase Here.7. Professor XWho can corral your X-Men Pop figures? Professor X, of course!Currently $16.45 at Amazon. Purchase Here. 8. CableEveryone needs a Cable as part of their squad. Currently $9.76 at Amazon. Purchase Here.9. PsylockePsylocke is here and ready to mess some dudes up. Currently $9.92 at Amazon. Purchase Here. 10. ArchangelThis great-looking rendition of Archangel will look nicely perched by the rest of your Funko Pops. Currently $9.15 at Amazon. Purchase Here. Can Even Jonathan Hickman Save the X-Men?SDCC 2019: Marvel’s ‘Dawn of X’ Comics Unveil Future of X-Men
Liverpool are in a fantastic position after winning the first match 3-0 at home but Xabi Alonso insisted that the job is still far from being done and Manchester City can turn it around.The Reds legend spoke about his former side’s situation and he insisted that they have to remain focused and keep in mind that there are still 90 minutes to go which means plenty of time to turn the whole situation around.The former Real Madrid player spoke about Liverpool’s chances as he said that it won’t be easy, according to Goal:Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“They have shown they can beat anyone, the atmosphere was thrilling at Anfield.”“The first half was unbelievable, to score three goals against City. The way they play they can be very happy, but it’s not done.”“There is still 90 minutes to play at City’s stadium and I am sure that they will improve and it’s not going to be easy.”
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters responded after a car caught fire in a Target parking lot.Cameras captured the scene as officials extinguished the flames.It happened in the Target Plaza at the corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and and US Highway 1.Investigators are still determining the cause.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has released some details on proposals to supply natural gas to the Interior Energy Project. An AIDEA press release lists 16 proposals, including nine for Cook Inlet liquefied natural gas processing plants, three for plants on the North Slope, plus proposals for a pipeline to the interior from Cook Inlet, imported LNG and imported propane. No names or dollar figures are listed. AIDEA said earlier this month that it will release additional information after an IEP project partner is recommended to the AIDEA board.Download Audio
Lawrence Lacks has no personal problem with Oprah Winfrey or her interest in the life of his mother, Henrietta Lacks, donor of the now world-famous immortal HeLa cells. In 1951, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital took samples of Henrietta’s cervical cells without her knowledge or permission. Lacks, his son Ron, and the entire family attended “the meeting” as Lawrence calls it, with high hopes. They thought Winfrey came with interest in learning more about their story.The entire Lacks family with Rebecca Skloot (center). Several members of the Lacks family take issue with the upcoming Oprah Winfrey produced movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.’ (Courtesy photo)“But Oprah came to announce to us what she had already decided to do,” Lacks told the AFRO. Oprah Winfrey purchased the rights to Rebecca Skloot’s book on Henrietta Lacks and the medical miracle of the HeLa cells, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” HBO and Winfrey first announced the film project in 2010 and visited the Lacks family in 2016 before the start of filming.“She offered $50,000 to be split among the entire family but we would have to sign an agreement,” Lacks said. Lacks said the HBO agreement contained multiple limitations on his right to “speak freely about my own mother” and declined to sign. Ron and his entire family declined as well.In a recent interview with the New York Times, Winfrey mentioned her disappointment in not having the cooperation of Lawrence and Ron to sign on to her portrayal of their family in her upcoming film.“We offered them to be consultants on the film, but a small portion of the family didn’t want to be a part of it,” Oprah told the paper referring to Lawrence, Ron and other family members who did not sign the lengthy HBO waiver of rights.Ron said that three family members, including his uncle David “Sonny” Lacks, signed the HBO agreement. “After attorney’s fees, they only received about $4,000 each,” Ron said questioning the value of being legally bound to Winfrey’s adaptation of the Henrietta Lacks story. (David Lacks suffered a disabling stroke in 2015.)Lawrence Lacks said he informed Winfrey’s HBO attorney that he had already established an estate in the name of his mother and questioned why Winfrey was connecting with individual family members rather than going through the estate. HBO, according to Lawrence, has not responded.“My dad felt it was important to get a handle on all this that was going on with my grandmother,” Ron Lacks said.“I can’t understand since we have the estate in place that they would simply go around me,” Lawrence Lacks said of Winfrey’s decision to sign on with individual family members.A matter of respect Lawrence Lacks says he is not trying to be difficult. He is a soft-spoken, reflective man, but becomes resolute in affirming his mother and her legacy. The 82-year old Lacks is proud to be the patriarch of his family, and proud of the singular contribution his mother has inadvertently made to science.The encounter with Oprah and the HBO Production team is simply one of a number of troubling exchanges Lacks has had with medical and corporate entities who have become interested in the Lacks legacy over the last 40 years. He characterizes these exchanges as “disrespectful.” Lacks has been amazed at the gulf between his world as Henrietta Lacks’ eldest son and the interests of Hopkins, Skloot and HBO.Bobette and Lawrence Lacks tried repeatedly to connect with Hopkins Hospital through the 1970’s and the 1980’s. After Bobette’s chance encounter with a doctor at Hopkin who mentioned the HeLA cells project in 1975, they tried every way they could to obtain information about the HeLa Cells Project, Henrietta’s medical care, about the unsettling images Lawrence remembered from his youth – of multiple white doctors in his mother’s hospital room – the Colored wing at Hopkins.“My wife was up there at Hopkins almost every week trying to get them to tell her something,” Lacks said about Bobette’s relentless efforts to seek details about the HeLa Cells project.Then, in the late 1980’s-early 1990’s Rebecca Skloot started contacting the Lacks family. She also curiously gained access to the plethora of detailed medical records and information from Johns Hopkins that unlocked the mystery behind the HeLa cells for research on her book that was ultimately published in 2010.Most of the information in Skloot’s book and, ultimately, in Winfrey’s upcoming HBO portrayal about the Lacks family came from interviews with Deborah Lacks, Lawrence’s younger sister. Deborah, who died in 2009 before the book was published, served as Skloot’s guide to members of Henrietta Lacks’ extended family in Virginia.Deborah, who would have been a child when her mother died, was interested in Skloot’s book because it provided a window to her mother’s life and the mysterious information about the HeLa cells – a window denied to Lawrence Lacks and his wife in the years they sought to gain the same information from Hopkins that Skloot used to publish and profit from a New York Times best-selling book.“Deborah was always asking me about our mother, always asking me about the family,” said Lawrence. He shared information and photographs with Deborah that she ultimately passed on to Skloot. Lacks said he never saw a copy of the agreement Skloot made with his sister and when he asked Skloot for the agreement after Deborah’s death, the author did not respond.“After all of that information she got from my sister, she didn’t even come to Deborah’s funeral,” Lacks taking said. Skloot’s book documents the fact that the relationship between her and Deborah had cooled. “Dale (Deborah) knew she was being exploited,” Ron Lacks said.Skloot did not respond to a request for a comment on Lack’s allegations. Her publisher, Crown Publishing Group , said in a statement, “In advance of the book’s publication, Ms. Skloot provided multiple copies of the manuscript to members of the Lacks family and solicited their comments and corrections, which were subsequently incorporated in the book. Lawrence Lacks consented to be interviewed by Ms. Skloot during her reporting and attended meetings with Ms. Skloot and other family members at which the contents of the book were discussed at length. The manuscript also went through an extensive fact checking process, and we fully stand behind it. Mr. Lacks, who reportedly acknowledged that he has never read the book, has made statements about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks that are baseless and inaccurate. A better story needs to be toldBoth Lawrence and Ron Lacks believe there is more to the legacy of their mother and grandmother, Henrietta Lacks. Lawrence remains unsettled by Johns Hopkins’ denial of any responsibility for harvesting Henrietta’s cells without her knowledge or consent. Johns Hopkins has repeatedly indicated that today’s informed consent standards, which would have protected Lacks, were not in place in 1951.“It’s a real story and they could have come and got it from her son who watched Henrietta all the way to her death bed,” said Ron Lacks about his father.
HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target This article contains spoilers for “The Doctor Falls,” episode 12 of Doctor Who season 10.Doctor Who is a series of hellos and goodbyes. And it’s (almost) time for goodbye again.This year’s two-part climax—penned by exiting showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by three-time finale helmer Rachel Talalay—indulged fans in some incredible highs and devastating lows.Amidst the (not-so-surprising) return of John Simm’s Master, the transformation of Bill into Cyberman, and the general destruction of a 400-mile-long colony ship, the Doctor still manages to save the day.And all it took was a hilariously phony hunt-and-peck on a control-room keyboard, changing the robots’ algorithm to hunt two hearts as well as one.“I expanded the definition of humanity,” the Time Lord explains to childhood frenemies the Master and Missy, who deflects the oncoming storm with their respective laser screwdriver and sonic umbrella.Missy (Michelle Gomez) and the Master (John Simm) team up for destruction (via BBC)Missy, still grappling with her commitment to become good, and the Master hijack Nardole’s stolen shuttlecraft, hoping to leave an unconscious Doctor behind.But even “doomed to spend an eternal afterlife as a bio-mechanical psycho-zombie,” as Missy so eloquently put it, Bill comes to the rescue.Stuck on a sharecrop on Level 507 (a hidden Easter egg tribute to former showrunner Russell T. Davies, who tended toward “57” as a fake number, according to Moffat), Team TARDIS slowly get back on their feet: Nardole leads the farmers-cum-soldiers in war, the Doctor tends to his wounds, and Bill discovers the truth about herself.Interestingly, for the first time on Doctor Who, the audience gets to glimpse the ostensible “woman behind the mask.”It’s easy to forget that Cybermen, wholly organic humanoids that originated on Earth’s twin planet Mondas, are real people whose bodies were replaced with cybernetic parts and whose brains have been stripped of all emotions.The Doctor and the Master fight over Cyber-Bill (via BBC)But Bill, still learning the ways of the otherworldly, doesn’t know she’s been converted, doesn’t understand why the townspeople are so frightened of her—a chip server from London.Throughout this season, newcomer Pearl Mackie has repeatedly proven herself, playing Bill with so much heart, excitement, and charm that you feel the character’s every emotion—and then some when she finally gets her happy ending.Unlike Moffat and stars Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez, Mackie and the BBC have remained mum about the 30-year-old’s departure from the show.“She doesn’t die,” Moffat promised in an interview with The Fan Show. “She nearly dies. [But] she becomes something else,” leaving the door open to Chris Chibnall (or any future producer) to bring Bill Potts back into the Whoniverse.Bill (Pearl Mackie) has been on some wicked adventures (via BBC)Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, the genius twins have given away their position, essentially inviting hoards of weapons-grade Cybermen to convert hundreds of harmless humans into detached droids.The Doctor, in full action-hero mode, traipses through the woods, reminiscing about past victories—”Telos! Voga! Canary Wharf! Planet 14! Every single time, you lose—even on the moon”—while zapping cyborgs in fiery flashes of glory.In an emotional ending to an otherwise erratic season, our titular warrior takes a seemingly fatal blow, just before returning the favor to the Cybermen; and, fittingly, Missy and the Master stab/shoot themselves in the back.But with a star flaming explosion in his eye, the Doctor is met once more by Bill, who has somehow survived the apocalyptic attack to return him to the TARDIS, where he can rest in peace.Or not.Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor (via BBC)The final hour-long episode injects doses of nostalgia with lines like Missy telling the Master “I loved being you” (the same thing the Tenth Doctor tells the Fifth when they meet in “Time Crash”). And “Without hope, without witness, without reward” (the Twelfth Doctor’s repeated words from “Extremis”).It also recalls the Fourth Doctor’s love of Jelly Babies, various ways the Time Lord has died, and places and planets identified with Cybermen.But anyone (including myself) who hoped the Monks’ alternate reality would actually pay off in the end shouldn’t hold their breath for a shocking return in this year’s Christmas special.What you can expect, however, is the First Doctor (portrayed by David Bradley), the (rumored) return of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, and Peter Capaldi’s long-awaited (but heavyhearted) regeneration into a mysterious Thirteenth Doctor.(Could Moffat have hidden a clue to the next actor’s identity in his penultimate script? When Bill’s Cyberman steps forward to fight the approaching enemy, the Master sorely asks “Will the future be all girl?”, to which the Doctor replies, “We can only hope.”)Missed episode 11 of Doctor Who? 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(Phys.org)—Rumors are swirling around the internet concerning Nvidia’s follow-up to its announcement last week of the GeForce GTX 650 and GTX 660, that a GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card is next and that it will fill in between the other two. Graphics cards and their specifications are important to gamers because the higher the quality, the better the gaming experience. Some run fast but produce less than sharp or rich images, while some are the opposite. The best produce razor sharp, fully textured images, with no blurring or skipping during motion sequences. To create stunning visuals for video games, graphics card makers such as Nvidia have developed processors with a variety of hardware options that offer trade-offs between price and performance. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti appears to be the ultimate trade-off, sacrificing processing speed for price, but only to a certain degree. © 2012 Phys.org Power of GeForce GTX available to gamers everywhere with two new Kepler-based GPUs The latest is that the GeForce GTX 650 Ti is to be based on the same Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) as the GTX 660 (GK106), though sadly, will have two of its five SMX (streaming multiprocessor) units disabled, which will of course slow down its processing abilities. It will also have one of its memory controllers disabled as well. The idea is to give gamers a card that costs less than the 660 (average price $230), but offers more performance than the 650 (average price $109). The rumor is that the newest addition to the line will cost on average $170. The 650 Ti also will have a smaller bus and fewer texture units than the 660 and of course a reduced clock speed, which when added together would seem to bring the performance of the new card closer to the 650 than the 660.Hardware specs and numbers are helpful in gauging how a graphics card will perform, but the ultimate test is how things look when the card is installed and operating, and most appear to expect the GeForce GTX 650 Ti to perform somewhat faster than the 650, but quite a bit slower than the 660, and that image quality will fall somewhere in-between as well (texture units for example, are believed to be 48, versus 80 for the 660 and 32 for the 650). Thus, the bottom line for gamers will be to decide if the $60 difference between the 650 Ti and the 660 is worth wringing their hands over. Explore further Citation: Specs for Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card leaked (2012, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-specs-nvidia-geforce-gtx-ti.html The GTX 650Ti leaked specifications. 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.
TSP solutions obtained by the amoeba-based computing system for 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 cities. Credit: Zhu et al. ©2018 Royal Society Open Science Researchers have demonstrated that an amoeba—a single-celled organism consisting mostly of gelatinous protoplasm—has unique computing abilities that may one day offer a competitive alternative to the methods used by conventional computers. 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. Journal information: Royal Society Open Science More information: Liping Zhu, Song-Ju Kim, Masahiko Hara, and Masashi Aono. “Remarkable problem-solving ability of unicellular amoeboid organism and its mechanism.” Royal Society Open Science. royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.180396 Citation: Amoeba finds approximate solutions to NP-hard problem in linear time (2018, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-amoeba-approximate-solutions-np-hard-problem.html Health department says amoeba kills swimmer in Oklahoma lake In order to guide the amoeba toward an optimal or nearly optimal solution, the key lies in controlling the light. To do this, the researchers use a neural network model in which every six seconds the system updates which channels are illuminated. The model incorporates information about the distance between each pair of cities, as well as feedback from the amoeba’s current position in the channels. The model ensures that the amoeba finds a valid solution to the TSP in a few ways. For example, once the amoeba has occupied a certain fraction of a particular channel, say A3, then channels A1, A2, and all other “A” channels are illuminated in order to prohibit city A from being visited twice. Also, B3, C3, D3, and all other “3” channels are illuminated to prohibit simultaneous visits to multiple cities. The model accounts for the distances between cities by making it easier to illuminate channels that represent cities with longer distances than with shorter distances. For instance, say the amoeba occupies channel B2, and has begun to encroach into channels C3 and D3 in equal amounts, and the distance between cities B and C is 100 while the distance between cities B and D is 50. The longer distance between B and C eventually causes the system to illuminate channel C3, causing the amoeba to retreat from that channel but allowing it to continue moving into D3. Overall, modeling the TSP with an amoeba harnesses the amoeba’s natural tendency to seek out a stable equilibrium. As channels representing shorter routes are less likely to be illuminated, the amoeba may spread out in those channels and continue to explore other non-illuminated channels in order to maximize its surface area on the agar plate.The researchers also developed a computer simulation called AmoebaTSP that mimics some of the main features of how the amoeba addresses the problem, including the continuous movement of gel as it is supplied at a constant rate and withdrawn from various channels. “In our stellate chip for solving the n-city TSP, the total area of the body of the amoeba becomes n when the amoeba finally finds an approximate solution,” Aono told Phys.org. “There seems to be a ‘law’ that the amoeba supplies its gelatinous resource to expand in the non-illuminated channels at a constant rate, say, x. This law would be kept even when some resources bounce back from illuminated channels. Then the time required to expand the body area n to represent the solution becomes n/x. This mechanism would be the origin of the linear time, and it was reproduced by our computer simulation model. “But still, the mechanism by which how the amoeba maintains the quality of the approximate solution, that is, the short route length, remains a mystery. It seems that spatially and temporally correlated movements of the branched parts of the amoeba located at distant channels are the key. Each of these branches is oscillating its volume with some temporal ‘memory’ on illuminated experiences. Groups of the branches perform synchronization and desynchronization for sharing information even though they are spatially distant.”In the future, the researchers plan to further improve the amoeba’s computing abilities.”We will investigate further how these complex spatiotemporal oscillatory dynamics enhance the computational performance in finding higher-quality solutions in shorter time,” said coauthor Song-Ju Kim at Keio University. “If it could be clarified, the knowledge will contribute to create novel analogue computers that exploit the spatiotemporal dynamics of electric current in its circuit.”Of course, running some other algorithms on traditional digital computers for linear time, we can derive approximate solutions to TSP. On the other hand, when running our simulation models (AmoebaTSP or its developed versions) on the traditional computers as we did in this study, the analogue and parallel spatiotemporal dynamics require nonlinear time for simulating them as digital and serial processes. So we are trying to obtain much higher-quality solutions than those derived from the traditional ones by running our models on the analogue computers for linear time or shorter.”The researchers also expect that, by fabricating a larger chip, the amoeba will be able to solve TSP problems with hundreds of cities, although this would require tens of thousands of channels. In order to maximize its nutrient absorption, the amoeba tries to expand inside the chip to come in contact with as much agar as possible. However, the amoeba does not like light. Since each channel can be selectively illuminated by light, it’s possible to force the amoeba to retreat from the illuminated channels. In order to model the TSP, each channel in the stellate chip represents an ordered city in the salesman’s route. For example, in the case with four cities labeled A-D, if the amoeba occupies channels A4, B2, C1, and D3, then the corresponding solution to the TSP is C, B, D, A, C. Explore further © 2018 Science X Network The researchers, led by Masashi Aono at Keio University, assigned an amoeba to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP). The TSP is an optimization problem in which the goal is to find the shortest route between several cities, so that each city is visited exactly once, and the start and end points are the same. The problem is NP-hard, meaning that as the number of cities increases, the time needed for a computer to solve it grows exponentially. The complexity is due to the large number of possible solutions. For example, for four cities, there are only three possible routes. But for eight cities, the number of possible routes increases to 2520.In the new study, the researchers found that an amoeba can find reasonable (nearly optimal) solutions to the TSP in an amount of time that grows only linearly as the number of cities increases from four to eight. Although conventional computers can also find approximate solutions in linear time, the amoeba’s approach is completely different than traditional algorithms. As the scientists explain, the amoeba explores the solution space by continuously redistributing the gel in its amorphous body at a constant rate, as well as by processing optical feedback in parallel instead of serially.Although a conventional computer can still solve the TSP much faster than an amoeba, especially for small problem sizes, the new results are intriguing and may lead to the development of novel analogue computers that derive approximate solutions of computationally complex problems of much larger sizes in linear time. How it worksThe particular type of amoeba that the scientists used was a plasmodium or “true slime mold,” which weighs about 12 mg and consumes oat flakes. This amoeba continually deforms its amorphous body by repeatedly supplying and withdrawing gel at a velocity of about 1 mm/second to create pseudopod-like appendages. In their experiments, the researchers placed the amoeba in the center of a stellate chip, which is a round plate with 64 narrow channels projecting outwards, and then placed the chip on top of an agar plate. The amoeba is confined within the chip, but can still move into the 64 channels.
Rare pictures of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru inside a rail engine or the first President Rajendra Prasad walking outside a station in south India provide a glimpse into the 160 years of Indian Railways.Unlocking a treasure trove of archives, the Railways has brought on display over 200 rare black and white and sepia-toned images in an exquisite collection titled ‘160 Years of Indian Railways: An exhibition of selected photographs from the Indian Railways’ that opened up for view recently at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Railways have been so intrinsic to people’s lives in India. And, through this exhibition we wanted to bring its inception and history closer to people’s mind which may be getting lost in the annals of time,’ says Director, Information and Publicity, Indian Railways, Seema Sharma.However, in a departure from a regular commemorative tribute, the exhibition is curated ‘thematically rather than sequentially’ and celebrates the history and heritage, architectural and otherwise, while evoking a liberal feel of nostalgia. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSo, pictures of a late 19th century image of Gothic Victoria Terminus (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) in then Bombay, one of Frontier Mail with its front decked up with British flags, royal guests being received at a makeshift station built in Delhi during the 1911 Durbar, as well as a rare old photo of Ranchi, Bilaspur and Colaba stations built in Victorian style, among others, are on view.Photographs of Nehru, Indira Gandhi and a young Rajiv Gandhi have been captured together at a platform, neon signs of ubiquitous ‘Murphy Radio’ company over Patna Junction and the then Madras Central station buildings and the elegant Egmore station waiting rooms are rare views. One photograph captures a narrow gauge train (Dabhoi to Miyagam) of 1863 which has bullocks pulling it instead of an engine.The collection is divided into several themes like – ‘Station Architecture’, ‘Locomotives and Trains’, ‘Personalities’, ‘Carriages and Wagons’, ‘Men at Work’ among others.‘The ‘Station Architecture’ has a special segment as many stations today look completely different compared to what their look was back in those years. The Ranchi station has changed a lot and the two pictures displayed here show the rare heritage look of the building in the colonial days,’ says Seema.‘But, I believe the part that lends more interest to the exhibition is the ‘Men at Work’ section whereby one actually sees the ‘hands and feet’ of the Indian Railway, the gangmen, the foreman, the light man who used to climb up a stair to light up the lamp in those days, etc are great pictures of human dignity and pride in one’s profession,’ she says.Apart from the Railway archives, the photographs have been sourced from the Press Information Bureau and the Railway museums from the 17 zonal offices throughout the country.Explaining how the exhibition began taking shape over the last five months, Seema says there were ‘no pre-set themes as the themes emerged out of the collection themselves. We had sent out request to different railway zones to contribute from their own archives. And, after we sat sifting through the collection, ranging over 600, hours after hours, themes and patterns began to emerge, say architecture or marketing techniques etc.’
HudsonMonday, Aug. 58:11 a.m. Maple St. Disturbance – general.2:15 p.m. Chestnut St. Disturbance – general.4:12 p.m. Butman St. Larceny/forgery/fraud.6:29 p.m. Murphy Rd. Suspicious activity.9:54 p.m. Felton St. Disturbance, general.10:04 p.m. Carter St. Suspicious activity.Tuesday, Aug. 61:08 a.m. Park St. Suspicious activity.7:56 a.m. Maple St. Vandalism.7:37 p.m. Washington St. Vandalism.10:59 p.m. Central St. Suspicious activity.Wednesday, Aug. 78:28 a.m. Rolling Ln. Threats.12:24 p.m. Lewis St. Disturbance, general.2:58 p.m. Municipal Dr. Larceny/forgery/fraud.3:48 p.m. John Robinson Rd. Threats.9:27 p.m. Main St. MVA, personal injury.Thursday, Aug. 81:54 a.m. Lincoln/Rice Sts. MVA, personal injury.2:58 p.m. Washington St. Larceny/forgery/fraud.3:29 p.m. Highland Commons E. Animal complaint.7:46 p.m. Main St. MVA, property damage.9:01 p.m. Technology Dr. Larceny/forgery/fraud.Friday, Aug. 912:22 a.m. Manning St. Suspicious activity.12:26 a.m. Brigham St. Suspicious activity.3:21 p.m. Bennett St. Larceny/forgery/fraud.8:07 p.m. Highland Commons E. Larceny/forgery/fraud.9:46 p.m. Cox St. Larceny/forgery/fraud.Saturday, Aug. 1011:25 a.m. Pope St. Larceny/forgery/fraud.11:53 a.m. Forest Ave. MVA, property damage.12:49 p.m. Bennett St. Disturbance, general.7:01 p.m. Main St. Suspicious activity.Sunday, Aug. 1112:18 a.m. Park St. Suspicious activity.6:08 p.m. River St. Larceny/forgery/fraud.8:10 p.m. Mason St. Suspicious activity.The information from the police log is obtained directly from the official records maintained at each police station in our circulation area. It contains arrests and samplings of police activity. Those arrested are innocent until proven guilty. The Community Advocate will publish news of acquittals upon notification and a copy of court-issued documentation.
Enroll Now for Free Cutting the cord just got easier. As of today, Dish Networks is opening up Sling TV, its new live cable streaming TV service, to everyone in the United States. No invite needed.The service, aimed at “cash-strapped millennials” who aren’t up for pricey cable packages, officially launched Jan. 5, on an invite-only basis. Today Sling TV opened itself to the masses nationwide and is trying to lure customers in with a 7-day free trial. And, no, you don’t have to be a Dish Network customer to subscribe. (That would pretty much defeat the purpose, right?)For $20 a month, Sling TV delivers a variety of news, sports, children’s and other channels — plus viral Internet videos — to users’ TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones. Similar to the now defunct Aereo, Sling TV subscribers can either watch content live or on-demand. However, they can’t record content and play it back later, as Aereo users could before its devastating Supreme Court loss. Related: Is Apple Getting Into the Web TV Game?The revolution will be televised. Sling TV is here. #TakeBackTV http://t.co/4P3hTEHIqP— Sling (@Sling) February 9, 2015The channel lineup is relatively robust for a streaming TV newcomer. Essentially it’s what Dish subscribers are already privy to via Dish Anywhere, according to Geek.com. The base package includes: AMC (added and announced just today); ABC Family; Adult Swim; Cartoon Network; CNN; Disney Channel; El Rey; ESPN; ESPN2; Food Network; Galavision; HGTV; TBS; Travel Channel and TNT. These are all part of Sling’s “The Best of Live TV” core package, available for a $20 monthly subscription. Access to the startup’s VOD library is included. For access to channels outside of the base package, there are three “add-on packs” available for $5 each per month. There’s a kids’ pack (featuring Disney Junior, Disney XD, Boomerang, Baby TV, and Duck TV), a news pack (featuring HLN, Cooking Channel, DIY and Bloomberg TV) and a sports pack (featuring SEC Network, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, Univision Deportes, Universal Sports, and beIN Sports). The inclusion of ESPN and ESPN 2 marks the first time either network will be available to over-the-top non-cable subscribers. Maker Studios is also making history with Sling TV. The popular multi-channel video network is offering a single channel on the nascent streaming service. Looking to diversify distribution, this is the first time Maker Studios will serve up videos outside of YouTube, reports TechCrunch.Related: Defiant Streaming TV Startup Aereo Finally Caves, Files For Bankruptcy A 3-day replay feature enables subscribers to view shows that have aired in the past three days on select channels, including HGTV, DIY, Travel Channel, Food Network and a half-dozen or so others. The complete list of Sling TV compatible devices includes Android tablets and phones, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, PC and Mac, Roku players, streaming sticks and Roku TV models.On its website, Sling TV, which CEO Roger Lynch describes as “a work in progress,” says it will “soon” also be available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Xbox One and Google Nexus Player.Related: More Than Tween Stars: How YouTube Is Steering Brands Into the FutureNotably missing from the lineup are the Big Four network heavies streaming on Hulu — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Also less than ideal is that Sling TV users can only access content on one device at a time. It’s a single-stream deal. If you’re hoping to skip out on commercials, you’re out of luck. Sling TV pushes the same ads you see during typical commercial breaks on TV channels delivered via satellite or cable TV services.Related: Unstoppable Nostalgia: Netflix Said to Be Developing a ‘Legend of Zelda’ Series Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. February 9, 2015