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December 26, 2019

Faith prevalent in U.S., study finds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible More Americans are active in religious groups than previously thought, and many others without ties to congregations still believe in God or a higher power, researchers found in a broad survey whose results were released Monday. They also found that many Christians whom others call “evangelical” reject that label and prefer to describe themselves as “Bible-believing” or “born again.” The survey was conducted by the Baylor University Sociology Department and the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion as the first in a series on the spiritual life of Americans. Researchers found that only 10.8 percent of Americans have no ties to a congregation, denomination or faith group. Previous surveys had put that figure at 14 percent, overlooking about 10 million people involved in some form of organized religion, the Baylor report said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 17, 2019

Open Source: Open Source Middleware Market Share Grows

first_imgMicrosoft875.45.0768.74.713.9 IBM5,759.032.65,034.630.614.4 We can see from this chart that IBM is the leader and has long led other vendors in the category of AIM.  IBM has held the number one position for more than a decade.  And, IBM has the strongest products currently in the subsegements of the AIM market that are currently seeing the strongest growth.The largest AIM markets are now in North America and Western Europe.  Japan also has a sizable share.  But emerging markets are expected to see the fastest growth, particularly in Latin America and the Asia Pacific.  Asheesh Raina, principal analyst at Gartner, said that “the growing computing requirements of emerging economies such as China, India and Vietnam contributed to the overall growth of AIM technologies, such as application servers.” Software AG601.03.4472.02.927.3 Open Source continues to gain credibility and market share, particularly in the area of Middleware.  Middleware is the software glue that connects two applications together and allow them to handshake and exchange information.  A report from Gartner on the 2010 market results for the global application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) market found that the use of Open Source AIM software increased by 9.2 percent in 2010.  The areas where Open Source Middleware excels include application servers (think Tomcat, JBoss, and Geronimo), enterprise service bus (think Mule and Petals), orchestration (Alfresco Activiti, Apache ServiceMix), and embedded firmware.The AIM market grew to $17.6 billion, a 7.3 increase over 2009 revenues of $16.4 billion.  The relatively strong growth is due to organizations that are beginning to gear up for expansion after the last couple of years of  maintenance-only activity during the recession.   Gartner noted that organizations are modernizing their infrastructure and adopting ‘innovative’ application software.Fabrizio Biscotti, research director at Gartner, commented on the report saying that “organizations have moved away from a cost containment focus toward preparing for growth.   AIM technologies are the key liaison between modernization of infrastructure and innovative applications, both well suited to serving any move to future growth.  Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) continue to be the central piece of attention while cloud is rapidly moving up in the scale of priority. Cloud is driving only modest spending in the AIM space, but this will change as organizations become more acquainted with the benefits delivered by cloud technologies such as platform as a service.”Biscotti said that “we continue to see a creative turmoil where, on one hand, large vendors continue to consolidate, and on the other hand several up-and-coming players are shaping new markets such as low- latency messaging (LLM), managed file transfer (MFT), and business process analysis (BPA).  In addition, there is an embryonic but yet vibrant activity around cloud with growing attention toward platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings.”BPM is one subsegment of AIM that has seen strong growth.  Teresa Jones, principal research analyst at Gartner, said that “the business process management suites market continued to exhibit solid growth (9.2 percent), indicating that BPM continues to provide value as organizations return to growth and innovation.” Oracle (incl. BEA)2,995.717.02,662.916.212.5center_img Others17,646.85100.016,443.08100.07.3 TIBCO502.02.8417.92.520.1 Others6,913.739.27,087.043.1-2.4 Vendor2010 Share2010 %2009 Share2009 %2010 Growthlast_img read more

December 16, 2019

Google Buys Innovative Startup Angstro to Help Build GoogleMe

first_imgAngstro, an experimental social-graph and news-crunching startup, has been acquired by Google to help lead the company’s charge against Facebook in social networking. The acquisition was first reported on by Jessica Guynn of the LA Times. Here’s how Angstro describes itself on its website: “Inspired by the angstrom unit of measure (0.1 nanometre) named after Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Angstrom, Angstro represents the ability to hone in on highly focused, relevant news across professional networks. Where search engines such as Google and other news aggregator services have immense infrastructures that return a huge array of random results, Angstro analyses a wide breadth of information from multiple data sources to deliver very few, yet very intelligent results.”What does it mean to see someone like Khare join people like Joseph Smarr, Bradley Horowitz , Chris Messina, Brad Fitzpatrick and most recently Slide’s Max Levchin? It means that Google’s entry into social networking is going to be big, ambitious and probably engage heavily with the data-portability paradigm that has positioned itself as the strategic antithesis of Facebook.The deal appears focused on snaring the considerable talents of Dr. Rohit Khare, a software engineer with almost two decades of technical and standards experience at organizations like MCI, the WorldWideWeb consortium, one-time enterprise RSS industry heavyweight KnowNow and CommerceNet, a nonprofit consortium dedicated to R&D in support of commerce online.The company was co-founded by Salim Ismail, former lead of Yahoo’s in-house incubator Brickhouse and now Executive Director of the new Singularity University.Guynn writes in the LA Times:With his vision for an “open, interoperable social networks,” Khare’s a good fit for Google, which has championed that approach over Facebook’s “walled garden.”Khare joined Google because he was sold by vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra’s pledge that Google is serious about social, a person familiar with the situation said.Khare wrote an interesting guest post on TechCrunch in December titled Privacy Theater: Why Social Networks Only Pretend To Protect You.What does it mean to see someone like Khare join people like Joseph Smarr, Bradley Horowitz , Chris Messina, Brad Fitzpatrick and most recently Slide’s Max Levchin? It means that Google’s entry into social networking is going to be big, ambitious and probably engage heavily with the data-portability paradigm that has positioned itself as the strategic antithesis of Facebook.Identity and user data community leader Kaliya Hamlin says the addition of Khare to the Google team bodes well. Hamlin says she was a user and admirer of Angstro’s services. “He did a lot with limited resources and he understands social,” Hamlin told us. “It gives me hope that Google will be able to build an effective set of social tools.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts last_img read more

November 28, 2019

SAFF Championship: Referee was biased, alleges Afghanistan coach

first_imgAfter Afghanistan’s 0-4 loss to India in the final of the SAFF Championship, their coach Mohammad Yusuf Kargar alleged that referee Sukhbir Singh, from Singapore, was biased towards the Indian team.He went to the extent of saying that it might have something to do with his religious background.”India played well but I have to say that the referee was partial to them. I don’t know whether he is a Sikh or a Hindu but he supported them (India),” he said.”We shall write to AFC (Asian Football Confederation) on the incident and ask how such a young and inexperienced referee was appointed to officiate in the final. His judgment cost us the game.”The referee was appointed by match commissioner Abdur Razzak from Bahrain.After the match remained goalless till the 63rd minute, India’s striker Jeje Lalpekhlua was tripped in the box by Afghan defender Faisal Safa, for which India was awarded a penalty.But Afghanistan’s captain Hameedullah Yousufzari was not happy with the decision and pushed the referee for which he was sent off.Playing with just 10 men, Afghanistan conceded four goals in the last 20 minutes as India retained the title.”After the red card, our team morale was shattered. We played well in the first half but after that our game became disorganised,” Kargar said.This is the first time that Afghanistan had entered the SAFF Championship final and their performances had impressed everybody.India coach Savio Medeira, however, said that the referee was not partial to the home team.advertisement”I don’t think the referee was partial, maybe the red card was harsh on Afghanistan. They started well, but the goalkeeper should have kept his cool,” he said.India captain Climax Lawrence also agreed with Medeira. “The player pushed the referee and that is an offence,” he said.Medeira said it was special for him to win the title as a coach. “This is a very special day for me as now I have won the SAFF Championship both as a player and a coach,” he said.last_img read more

October 18, 2019

Janamashtami in Mathura to be mega celebration

first_imgMathura: Janamashtami celebrations in Mathura this year will be an eight-day extravaganza. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed the Braj Development Council to chalk out an elaborate plan to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna in Mathura in a big way. The celebrations will begin form August 17 and continue till August 25, a day after Janamashtami. According to the state’s Minister for Culture Chaudhary Laxmi Narain, international artists from countries like Indonesia and Malaysia will participate in the celebrations, while domestic ones from Assam, Manipur and Gujarat will also perform. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Over 1,000 folk artists from states Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar will also perform at various events. One of the highlights of the eight-day event would be ‘Krishna Leela’ to be performed by artists from the New Delhi-based Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. “Due to its geographical proximity with states like Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi, Mathura attracts a large number of tourists. After Barsana’s Holi, Mathura’s Janamashtami would contribute to tourism in a big way,” said the Minister. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “Films and laser shows based on the life of Lord Krishna will form a part of the celebrations. We will also hold painting and rangoli competitions. All temples in Mathura and Vrindavan will be illuminated and decorated for the eight-day celebrations.” School children in the twin cities will be a part of tableaus that will be taken out on childhood anecdotes of Lord Krishna. They will also play Holi with flower petals. BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini is also expected to give a dance performance on the occasion. The Adityanath government’s idea of a grand Janamashtami celebration in Mathura-Vrindavan is a part of his plan to link religious activities and events with tourism. He has also turned ‘Deepotsav’ in Ayodhya into a major Diwali celebration in 2018. The Holi celebrations in Barsana also emerged as a major tourist attraction.last_img read more

October 17, 2019

Canadian researchers hope new drugs possible for hardesttotreat brain cancer

first_imgVANCOUVER — Canadian researchers have identified genes in brain cancer stem cells that fuel the growth and survival of glioblastoma in hopes their data will be mined to develop treatments targeting an aggressive tumour that claimed the life of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie.The major challenge is that even after 99 per cent of a tumour is removed, a few remaining cells multiply like tentacles and regrow in another part of the brain where further surgery is no longer an option.Dr. Peter Dirks, principal co-investigator of a study published Tuesday in the journal Cell Reports, said despite genomic research that has led to better drug therapies for various cancers over the last decade, there’s been little advancement in the treatment of glioblastoma, which has largely remained a mystery.“It’s a miserable way to go because involving your brain it robs you of your identity,” said Dirks, who in 2003 discovered the existence of cancer stem cells in brain tumours and had a family member who died of glioblastoma.“Having that happen a few years ago certainly has continued to reinforce my commitment to do the best that we can, to continue to try and push the needle forward,” said the neurosurgeon and senior scientist in brain tumour research at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.Findings of the study, which includes research by Dirks and investigators at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan faculty of pharmacy and the Cumming school of medicine at the University of Calgary, could help scientists around the world come up with new drugs beyond the mostly ineffective standard radiation and chemotherapy treatment, Dirks said.His research team provided 10 patients’ glioblastoma stem cell cultures for an experiment using powerful genetic technology called CRISPR-Cas 9 to analyze all 20,000 genes from each of the patients’ samples to determine which are important for the proliferation and growth of glioblastoma cells.Dr. Stephane Angers, co-principal investigator of that part of the study at the University of Toronto, said the protein Cas9 is akin to a homing device that targeted certain genes important for the progression of the tumour cells.“It’s like you take all the components to make a car and put them on the sidewalk,” he said of the experiment that systematically analyzed each gene. “An engineer could tell you which pieces of the engine are important to make the car move forward. Our study basically was able to identify the pieces of the engine, which are the pieces within the cells that are really important to make the tumour cell grow.”The technology could one day allow the “bad” genes to be cut out and disabled by Cas9, allowing disease-causing mutations in DNA to be replaced with new DNA sequences.“There are about 400 genes that we found that are important for the growth and the life of these glioblastoma tumour cells and of these we need to hone in on a subset that are candidates for a new drug, and I would say 20 to 30 of them for sure,” Angers said.“We and others are now going to try and develop inhibitors, drugs, small molecules, antibodies to interrupt the function of these genes. What we’re now providing the scientific community is the blue book, if you will, the instruction manual, of how our glioblastoma cancer cells are wired and what is important in their circuits for driving the growth programs.”Among the thousands of genes analyzed was one called DOT1L, which was found to be necessary for tumour persistence in seven of the 10 patients’ cultures.Dr. Samuel Weiss, at the Calgary medical school, was part of the collaboration that demonstrated the same gene is also involved in the growth of some leukemias, for which a particular drug is currently being used as a treatment.Angers said that drug does not enter the brain well so it could not immediately be tested in glioblastoma patients though it could potentially be modified to improve its delivery to the brain and be investigated through clinical trials to determine if it would be beneficial.Both Dirks and Angers said that while their study may point to tailored treatment in the future, they cautioned much more research remains to done to put the pieces of the glioblastoma puzzle together as researchers grapple with the disease that also took the life of New Democrat MP Paul Dewer as well as American senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy, and former vice-president Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden.The survival rate is about eight per cent over five years for the disease that every year is diagnosed in about 1,500 Canadian adults and 150 children. The average period of survival following diagnosis is about 14 months.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.Camille Bains, The Canadian Presslast_img read more