Skilled immigrant doesnt want welfare but Quebec system makes it attractive

first_imgMONTREAL — Hugo Hernan Ruiz, a 42-year-old systems engineer from Colombia, has a master’s degree in his field and ran the IT department of an oil company in his home country.His French is excellent considering he arrived in Quebec in 2016 with little knowledge of the language. But like many highly educated newcomers to the province, Ruiz has struggled to find work despite being selected as a skilled immigrant by provincial authorities.After failing to find a job, he decided to open his own consulting business to take advantage of his South American contacts. He applied for a provincial program that assists budding entrepreneurs with grants, marketing and training.But he was rejected because the program was for people who were on welfare or who had received Employment Insurance — and he fit neither category.It would become a common refrain, he said, as he tried unsuccessfully to navigate the Quebec bureaucracy.“I think there needs to be a reflection,” Ruiz said over coffee at a strip mall in the Montreal suburb of Laval, where he settled with his wife and two children. “What happens to immigrants who are trying to succeed and who don’t come here to live off the government?”As Quebec Premier Francois Legault moves to reduce immigration in order, he says, to ensure newcomers learn French and find work, Ruiz’s case highlights the obstacles and contradictions facing educated immigrants who are neither poor nor wealthy.Yann Hairaud, head of a Montreal-based immigrant employment centre, said he knows of cases where skilled workers find options closed to them because they aren’t on welfare.“Unfortunately yes,” he said in an interview. “These situations can happen. There is a certain incoherence in some of the rules that exist for newcomers.”Shortly after Ruiz arrived in Quebec, he enrolled in a French-language program to study what’s known as the internet of things — the network of objects that contain electronics and can interact with one another.“I thought that instead of taking French courses, I would take a French-language course in my field, so I would learn both,” he said.He graduated with a vocational certificate last August — but because the government didn’t fully pay for his training, more doors were closed to him. A paid public-sector internship caught his eye, but to get it he had to qualify for a provincial salary subsidy.He was rejected for the subsidy, he explained, because the government hadn’t paid for his training.“I brought all my savings with me (from Colombia) and I prepared financially in order to avoid asking for welfare,” Ruiz said. “I’m not criticizing the Employment Department or the government. But I think the country needs to reflect on whether the immigration system encourages immigrants to go on welfare.”Dominique Anglade, immigration critic for the provincial Liberals, has not heard of immigrants going on welfare to land jobs, but she acknowledged those on social assistance have a certain advantage.Anglade, a former economy minister, said in an interview that “a high percentage” of immigrants fail to complete the necessary training to have their skills recognized in Quebec, in part because of the high costs involved.“When you go on welfare, you do have some support that can help you actually accomplish finding a job and everything else,” she said. She blamed the discrepancy on government departments not working hand in hand.Immigration Department spokesperson Chantal Bouchard, said integration “is obviously a priority” but referred questions about the obstacles facing skilled immigrants to the Employment Department.Employment Department spokesman Vincent Breton did not respond directly to questions about whether people who are not receiving welfare are at a disadvantage when seeking work.“As you know, the Employment Department offers many measures and programs for those who want to integrate into the workforce,” Breton said in an email, adding that each file is analyzed on its individual merits.Hairaud, whose organization CITIM works with about 1,800 immigrants a year, said the Employment Department gives priority to certain groups, including those who are on welfare or unemployment insurance.Quebec seeks out skilled workers, he noted, but they are ineligible for government support programs if they are deemed too successful.“It’s contradictory, the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing,” Hairaud said.Despite the difficulties, the employment landscape is improving for immigrants, partly due to Quebec’s strong economy. In August 2018, the unemployment rate for immigrants between the ages of 25 and 54 fell to 6.1 per cent after hovering above 10 per cent for much of the previous decade, the Institut du Quebec reported.Ruiz said he’s happy in Canada. His two young children are in school, and he wants to start a new life here. But he questions the value Canada places on the first generation of immigrants.“My experience looking for work has been bizarre,” he said. “What is the life for professionals who come here? Is the first generation of immigrants important to Canada?”Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Enrique Iglesias Partners With Save The Children And Omaze For Hurricane Relief

first_imgFollowing the devastation of hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, Miami-native Enrique Iglesias is partnering with Save the Children and online fundraising platform Omaze, to raise funds for those affected.Proceeds raised during this campaign will go toward Save the Children’s efforts as they respond to the unique needs of children and families affected by the storms. Enrique is a long-time partner of the organization, and after riding out the storm himself at his home in Miami, he is dedicated to helping others in his hometown and beyond recover.To encourage his fans to get involved, Enrique will be offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience where two lucky donors will receive VIP tickets for them and a guest to attend an Enrique and Pitbull concert. The winners and their guests will be flown out to either Miami or Houston where they will attend the show, have a meet and greet with Enrique and stay in a 4-star hotel. For only a $10 donation, fans can enter to win this incredible experience at Omaze.com/enrique with both winners being announced upon the campaign’s closing. Airfare, hotel accommodations for 2 nights, and a $500 VISA gift card will be generously covered by Live Nation.Save the Children is responding by working in emergency shelters, child care centers and schools to distribute essential supplies and set up safe spaces for the children who have been most affected. They will also be distributing emergency grants to help local child-serving organizations and programs recover quickly. In Puerto Rico, they are in touch with federal authorities and established partners on the ground and stand ready to meet the specific and unique needs of those impacted by Hurricane Maria.“Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria have taken a tremendous toll on communities across the United States and in the Caribbean,” said Carolyn Miles, Save the Children President & CEO. “During disasters like these, it is children who are the most vulnerable. Save the Children is on the ground offering kids and families the support they need during these times of disruption and uncertainty. That is why the funds being raised through this campaign are so valuable.”last_img read more

Margaret Ma Murray community school wins additional money from the Indigo Adopt

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN B.C. – Margaret Ma wins a place amongst four other B.C. schools for having a most loved story which was chosen from a draw, garnering the school an additional $500 to purchase more books.The results are in for 2018 Adopt a school program, an annual fundraiser to help high-needs elementary schools raise funds for their libraries to help improve childhood literacy.When you donate to a school during the Adopt a School program, every dollar you donate goes directly to the school of your choice. All participating schools get a 30 percent discount on books from Indigo, Chapters and Coles. During the fundraiser, schools are set up with a free online platform where supporters can donate directly. Margaret Ma surpassed their goal of seeking 340 books receiving 363 books, and in addition to the reward of achieving their book goal, the school won runner-up for the most loved story contest. This means five of the most voted for stories from the website were entered into a draw. The top story won $2500 in Indigo gift cards, and the four remaining runners-up received $500 in Indigo gift cards.Indigo Adopt a School program is an annual fall fundraising campaign that has been created by the Indigo love of reading Foundation established in 2004 by the Canadian company. Since the inception of the program, $1.1 Million books for over 600 high needs elementary schools have been donated.For a direct link to Margaret Ma’s online profile see HERElast_img read more

Over 1600 Moroccan Soldiers Deployed in Africa for UN Peacekeeping Ops

Rabat – More than 1,600 Moroccan soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel have been assigned to the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa, making the kingdom one of the top 10 contributors of peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Over 830 Moroccan peacekeepers have been deployed in the MONUSCO, the United Nations stabilization sission in the DRC, according to the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). These soldiers have “effectively contributed to the protection of civilians, humanitarian personnel and staff responsible for defending human rights, and supporting the DRC government in its stabilization and peacebuilding efforts,” explain the press agency.Similarly, in the Central African Republic, the kingdom is contributing with 762 Moroccan peacekeepers as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA), which is mandated by the UNSC to protect civilians and support the implementation of the transition in this sub-Saharan country, which is highly volatile. Morocco is an “essential partner” in UN peacekeeping operations as a whole, said the spokesman of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Nick Birnback, in a recent interview with MAP. The official noted that the kingdom ranks 14th among all troop and police contributors of the peacekeeping missions of the UN.Birnback also paid tribute to the Moroccan peacekeepers who lost their lives “in the service of peace in UN peacekeeping operations around the world, and we are grateful to Morocco for its continued contribution” to UN operations.In this regard, Birnback pointed out that the Moroccan contingent in the CAR is deployed “in some of the most difficult areas of the country” and is now in the south-east of the republic, namely Bangassou, Zemio, Rafai, and Obo.This deployment, Birnback explained, is a response to violence partially a result of the gap created by the departure this year of Ugandan and US forces in charge of the Resistance Army of the Lord (RAL) issue. This contribution and the sacrifices made by the Moroccan peacekeepers were, in fact, personally recognized and greeted by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, during a visit to the CAR last October. The UN chief paid tribute to the Moroccan peacekeepers killed early 2017 during while carrying out their mission in the Central African Republic.“I had the opportunity to talk with King Mohammed VI to convey my condolences to the Moroccan people, and I want to do it here in a direct way to all the colleagues and heroic soldiers who have fallen for the defense of peace,” Guterres had told the peacekeepers deployed in the CAR.“You are doing extraordinarily courageous work, you are protecting civilians in a situation where peacekeeping is done without peace really being there, and you are doing it with an absolutely immense sacrifice and devotion,” he said. read more

Egyptian doctor Nicaraguan NGO receive top honours from UN

Mahmoud Fathalla and Movimiento Comunal Nicaragüense (MCN) were chosen from 18 nominees by an Award Committee headed by Hamdon Ali, Malaysia’s Ambassador to the UN, and comprising 10 UN Member States.Dr. Fathalla, according to a press release from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), is a renowned doctor and professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Assist University in Egypt, and also works as a manager, adviser and advocate for family planning, reproductive health and safe motherhood.In 1974, he founded the Egyptian Fertility Care Society, one of the first family planning organizations in the Arab world. The winner of many honours, he has also advised both national and international organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.MCN was created in 1978 and seeks to boost living conditions in Nicaragua through social and community development, gender equality and environmental protection. Working in 120 municipalities and 2,000 local communities, it mobilizes some 20,000 people such as community leaders, teachers and midwives.Most recently, the NGO has centred on young people, aiming to improve gender relations, wipe out violence, prevent sexually transmitted infections (Sties) and reduce teen pregnancies.The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elects countries to the Award Committee to serve three-year terms, and the current members are: Algeria, Bangladesh, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Haiti, Iran, Malaysia, Peru, Sweden and Tanzania. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid are ex-officio members.The winners will receive their awards – a diploma and a gold medal – in New York on 1 June. 24 February 2009An Egyptian doctor and a Nicaraguan non-governmental organization (NGO) have been awarded this year’s United Nations Population Award, which recognizes outstanding work in population and health. read more

Former Yugoslav army chief convicted by UN tribunal for war crimes

The United Nations tribunal set up to prosecute the most serious offences committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s today convicted Momčilo Perišić for crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced the former chief of staff of the Yugoslav Army to 27 years in prison.Mr. Perišić was found guilty by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of aiding and abetting murders, inhumane acts, persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds, and attacks on civilians in Sarajevo and Srebrenica. At the same time, he was acquitted of charges of aiding and abetting extermination as a crime against humanity in Srebrenica, where more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were summarily executed in July 1995, and of command responsibility in relation to crimes in Sarajevo and Srebrenica.In the judgment – the first handed down by the tribunal in a case against an official of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – Mr. Perišić was also found guilty of failing to punish his subordinates for their crimes of murder, attacks on civilians and injuring and wounding civilians during the rocket attacks on Zagreb in May 1995. The tribunal’s trial chamber found that Mr. Perišić, among other actions, oversaw the Yugoslav Army’s provision of extensive assistance to the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Army of Serbian Krajina (SVK) in Croatia, including infantry and artillery ammunition, fuel, spare parts, training and technical assistance. Such assistance “became more centralized, structured and coordinated during General Perišić’s tenure,” the presiding judge, Bakone Justice Moloto, said as he read the judgment.The tribunal, which is based in The Hague, heard from more than 100 witnesses during Mr. Perišic’s trial, which began in October 2008 and concluded in March this year. Since its establishment, the tribunal has indicted 161 persons for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001. Proceedings have been concluded against 126 accused and are currently ongoing for 35 others. 6 September 2011The United Nations tribunal set up to prosecute the most serious offences committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s today convicted Momčilo Perišić for crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced the former chief of staff of the Yugoslav Army to 27 years in prison. read more

Calgary job market slumps in third quarter

The job outlook for Calgary does not look optimistic heading into the third quarter.The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey forecast for Calgary indicates a steep decline for hires in the city and in other parts of the province.Across the country, Canadian employers report respectable hiring intentions through the July-September time frame.Twenty per cent suggest a hike in staffing levels, five per cent anticipate a decrease, and 74 per cent expect no change. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Kaitlin Lee Posted Jun 10, 2015 7:17 am MDT Calgary job market slumps in third quarter (Stock photo: Thinkstock) read more

Ontario sells what it expects to be final tranche of shares in

Ontario sells what it expects to be final tranche of shares in Hydro One TORONTO – The Ontario government is selling what it expects to be its final offering of shares in Hydro One, a move it says could raise more than $3 billion for the province.The government and Hydro One say they have entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters for the offering on a bought-deal basis of some 120 million common shares.Each stock will be sold at $23.25 for total gross proceeds of $2.79 billion.An over-allotment option exercisable for up to 30 days would allow the province to sell an additional 12 million common shares at the same price, which would raise gross proceeds to about $3.07 billion.After the offering, the province will continue to hold some 296.8 million common shares representing about 49.9 per cent of the company. That could drop to 47.8 per cent if the over-allotment option is exercised in full.The Ontario government is prohibited by law from reducing its ownership below 40 per cent.More than a year before the Liberal government announced in 2015 that it would partially privatize Hydro One, polling showed strong opposition to the idea.Pollara conducted research at the government’s behest in January and February of 2014 asking people for their thoughts on selling Hydro One, and just 25 per cent of respondents supported the idea.Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in Ontario, called Monday’s share sale “a slap in the face to the people of this province.”He said the union filed a lawsuit against the premier and ministers of finance and energy in December in an effort to stop any further sale of Hydro One shares.“Premier (Kathleen) Wynne has made it clear she will not listen to the experts who warn that the sale is bad for the province, or listen to the people of Ontario who have been unequivocal in their rejection of the plan,” Hahn said in a statement Monday evening.“Now she seems determined to push ahead with the sell-off so that she won’t have to listen to the court either. It’s disgraceful and we will continue to try and stop her.”New Democrat energy critic Peter Tabuns also criticized the premier, saying the Hydro One sell-off will drive up electricity costs throughout the province.“Today’s announcement shows that Premier Wynne and her Liberal government are still refusing to listen to the majority of Ontarians who say no to the privatization of their electricity system,” Tabuns said in a statement.He added that, if elected in 2018, the NDP will fix the electricity system “broken by private power deals signed by Liberals and Conservatives.”The Ontario government said that with the completion of the transaction announced Monday, it will have exceeded its goal of raising $9 billion in gross proceeds and other revenue benefits from partially privatizing Hydro One.The Liberals have said they plan to use $5 billion to pay down some of the $8.3 billion in stranded debt left after the old Ontario Hydro was broken into five companies, while the remaining $4 billion would fund transit and infrastructure projects.The government said it does not anticipate any further offerings of Hydro One shares. by The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2017 3:43 pm MDT Last Updated May 8, 2017 at 7:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Over 130 civilians killed in 11 days in airstrikes in Yemen reports

According to Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 136 civilians and non-combatants – including women and children – have been killed and another 87 injured in airstrikes in Sana’a, Sa’ada, Al Hudaydah and Taizz governorates in the period from 6 to 16 December.“We urge all parties to the conflict to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law, including their obligation to respect the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution,” Mr. Colville told the press at a regular media briefing in Geneva Tuesday.“They should take all feasible precautions to avoid, and in any event to minimise, the impact of violence on civilians,” he stressed.Among the incidents verify by OHCHR, four civilians were killed and four injured on 9 December when coalition airstrikes hit the official Yemen TV channel, Qanat Al Yemen, which has been under the Houthis control since September 2014.[The parties to the conflict] should take all feasible precautions to avoid, and in any event to minimise, the impact of violence on civilians – OHCHR spokesperson Rupert ColvilleAt least another seven civilians were killed when airstrikes struck a hospital in Al Hudaydah on 10 December. Some Houthi military vehicles were reported to be next to the hospital compound at the time of the airstrikes.On 13 December, coalition airstrikes struck a prison building and a prison yard at a military police compound in the Shaub district of Sana’a, killing at least 45 people and injuring 53. All victims were reported to be detainees and said to belong to resistance forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.The airstrikes also claimed the lives of a number of children.On 16 December, nine children and one woman – returning home from a wedding party – were killed in coalition airstrikes in Marib governorate and another 14 children died when airstrikes hit a farmhouse in Al Hudaydah governorate.OHCHR ‘greatly concerned’ over reported violations by HouthisAlso at the briefing, the OHCHR spokesperson expressed concern over reported recent violations by Houthis against members of former President Saleh’s political party, the General People’s Congress (GPC) including attacks and arbitrary detentions.“There have also been unconfirmed reports of summary killings and detention of people affiliated to the GPC, although verification of these reports by our Office has been difficult as witnesses fear possible repercussion from the Houthis,” said Mr. Colville.Since the eruption of violence in Yemen in March 2015 and as of 14 December, the UN rights office has documented total of 5558 civilians killed and 9,065 injured. read more

Cowboys Defense Brings Desperately Needed Win Over Redskins

The Dallas Cowboys defense rebounded to deliver a win to the team in Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.The Cowboy’s defense was blamed for last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos, but this week it was the cause of the desperately needed 31-16 victory.“Huge, huge win for us,” middle linebacker Sean Lee said late Sunday night as he stood outside the Cowboys locker room. “We knew we needed to uphold our end of the bargain.”Last week, the Cowboys lost their lead in the NFC East and owner Jerry Jones called the loss a moral victory and described how import this win was for the team.“I don’t want to call it pressure, but there was a lot riding on it,”  Jones said. “We did not need to lose this ball game. This was a moral victory.”As a note to the improvement of the Cowboys defense, they sacked Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III three times after getting just one sack combined in the past two games against Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning.The Cowboys are hoping for their first chance at consecutive wins this season as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles on their home field next week. read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State beats Michigan State 62 in first game of

Ohio State junior forward Mason Jobst (26) and redshirt sophomore defenseman Wyatt Ege (7) fight for possession of the puck in the first period of the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Centern. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State head coach Steve Rohlik always talks about how tough it is to win college hockey games. It would be tough to come away with that impression watching Ohio State with 21 wins in 34 regular-season games this season.The No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (22-8-5, 15-8-2-1 Big Ten) added another win Friday, using a strong special teams performance to push the team to a 6-2 win against Michigan State (12-21-2, 6-17-2-1 Big Ten) at the Schottenstein Center in the first game of the Big Ten tournament matchup.Rohlik knows the win is huge for his team, but that it will feel even bigger if his team earns another victory on Saturday.“It’s very difficult to win at this level, especially against teams like [Michigan State], with our league, Rohlik said. “You know it’s a best two out of three, to get that first win, basically it just gives you the one-up, but that just means you are going to get their best effort tomorrow.” The Buckeyes had three points from junior forward Mason Jobst, as well as two points from sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski and redshirt sophomore defenseman Wyatt Ege. Redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo added 18 saves on 20 shots in the win.Special teams were key for the Buckeyes. The nation’s best penalty kill went 2-for-2, while the Buckeye power play took advantage of a Spartan penalty kill that is fourth-worst in the NCAA at 76 percent, going 3-for-5 on the night.“I think it’s just executing and I think the guys just decided-we just don’t want to sit back, we kind of got to take it to them, and whoever you play,” Rohlik said. “I think that was the attitude right now, tonight, with our power play. I think that translated into the game.” Two of the three Buckeye power-play goals came early after the penalty was called, each coming just 10 and eight seconds into the power play chances.  “The key is just giving it to our forwards,” Ege said. “As you can tell like, [ Laczynski] and [Jobst], they’re good, just give them and they’re gonna make some stuff happen.”   Laczynski benefited from a lethal Buckeye power play and now has four points in his past three games. The Buckeyes’ top scorer is finding his game in a crucial part of the year.“This is the time you need to be playing your best hockey,” Laczynski said. “Even though I had that slump, like you said, I’m happy to be playing some of my best hockey here and come playoffs. It’s a big game and a big win”  The first period began with a lethargic stalemate, but the intensity and physicality picked up, resulting with a roughing call to Spartan senior defenseman Carson Gatt. That gave Ohio State its first power play chance on the night with 1:28 remaining in the period. On the power-play chance, Laczynski fired a shot from the top of the right circle through a maze of players and past sophomore goaltender John Lethemon for the game’s opening score.The Spartans got on the board just 3:12 into the second period when sophomore forward Patrick Khodorenko gathered a bouncing puck in the slot, firing it over the right shoulder of Romeo to even the score.The Buckeyes took another shot on the power play and converted. Laczynski threw the puck to the goal and senior forward Matthew Weis directed it past Lethemon to regain the lead with 3:28 remaining in the period.The Buckeyes added goals from Jobst and junior defenseman Sasha Larocque in the third, chasing Lethemon from the net.Spartan senior goaltender Ed Minney came in relief of Lethemon, but couldn’t stop two more Buckeye goals. The Spartans and Buckeyes traded late goals for the final of 6-2.Shots were 40-20 in favor of Ohio State. Lethemon made 25 saves on 29 shots and Minney made nine saves on 11 shots in a losing effort. The Buckeyes have a chance to advance to the Big Ten semifinal game if they beat the Spartans in the second contest of the three-game series at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Vive Tauron Kielce celebrate 12th Polish title

Vive Tauron Kielce is the new-old Polish champion. Kielce won the third match against Orlen Wisła Płock 29:28 and defended their title. The game was (a bit surprisingly – having in mind the number of players Wisła had to manage without) very tight but in contrast to the second match, today’s clash was a purely sporting event and went without any negative emotions. After his one-game pause, Rodrigo Corrales showed how important he is for Wisła by starting brilliantly. Kielce’s attack looked a little chaotic, they had difficulties in finding good positions to throw or were blocked by defenders from Płock. Wisła also couldn’t hit the net, mostly thanks to Szmal’s saves, and even though Kielce’s style wasn’t impressive or very effective, after 10 minutes they were on the lead by two (4:2). Due to the shortage of players, Manolo Cadenas decided to send two young players – Skibiński and Moryń – on the court. Skibiński got a fastbreak and scored a goal but right after that he got injured and had to leave the court. In 15. minute Buntić made the result 7:4 for Kielce but instead of pushing on, it was Wisła that started coming from behind. Slowly but surely, in 22. minute they equalised at 10:10, then got their first lead and ended the first half leading by three (17:14). However, in the second half Wisła also didn’t push on and it took Kielce 5 minutes to get back on the lead (18:17); since then the game was tight until the very end.Marin Šego replaced Szmal in Kielce goal and continued his good performance from the second match; Corrales was given a break and Marcin Wichary had a chance to help his team. In the middle of the second half Kielce lost Aginagalde due to his injury. None of the teams could gain any considerable advantage and the extra time was in the air. In the 60. minute, with the result 29:28 for Kielce, Corrales denied Bielecki and Wisła had a chance to equalize.They didn’t manage to score but referees decided to give them a penalty throw. With 5 seconds to go, Ghionea could extend the fight but Šego saved his throw and gave Kielce their 12. title.TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKAPHOTO: T. Fafara ← Previous Story TOP 10 “BEST BUY” 2014/2015: Mikler is the KING! Next Story → NEW LEADER IN FRANCE: Chambery put trophy in the PSG hands? read more

In Japan Trump to try to put human face on N Korean

first_imgTOKYO — After easing into his Asian debut with golf and a taste of home, President Donald Trump is trying to put a human face on North Korea’s menace, hearing from anguished families of Japanese citizens snatched by Pyongyang’s agents.Trump’s meeting Monday promises to elevate these heart-wrenching tales of loss to the international stage as he hopes to pressure North Korea to end its provocative behavior toward American allies in the region.North Korea has acknowledged apprehending 13 Japanese in the 1970s and 1980s, but claims all those captives have died or been released. But in Japan, where grieving relatives of the abducted have become a symbol of heartbreak on the scale of American POW families, the government insists nearly 50 people were taken — and believes some may be alive.Trump has delivered harsh denunciations of the renegade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, belittling him as “Little Rocket Man” and threatening to rain “fire and fury” on his country if the belligerence continues. But Trump also has begun highlighting the plight of the North Koreans.“I think they’re great people. They’re industrious. They’re warm, much warmer than the world really knows or understands,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One while flying to Japan on Sunday. “And I hope it all works out for everybody.”last_img read more

Turks and Caicos Tourist Board Announces second weekly British Airways Service

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:british aIRWAYS, colm lacy., gatwick, london, tourist board interCaribbean and British Airways linked in new agreement Premier Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, Dr. The Honourable Rufus W. Ewing Addresses The Foreign Affairs Committee On Governance In London Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, March 4, 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board is delighted to announce that British Airways will be increasing flight services from London Gatwick to Providenciales by an additional flight per week commencing 29 October 2015. The service will operate on a Thursday, via Antigua, using a three class Boeing 777 aircraft.British Airways currently operates one flight a week, on Sundays, from London Heathrow to Providenciales via Nassau, Bahamas. From Sunday 29 March this flight will move from London Heathrow to London Gatwick, via Antigua, serviced by a three class Boeing 777 aircraft.Commenting on the new flight Colm Lacy, Head of Gatwick Commercial, stated “We are delighted to be announcing increased services to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. On top of the introduction of a Boeing 777 aircraft this summer, our increased services this winter will give passengers increased flexibility and more choice when flying to the island. Customers can enjoy our World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World cabins, whilst enjoying our food and entertainment on-board.”“We are pleased that British Airways acknowledges Turks and Caicos as one of the foremost destination in the Caribbean,” said Ralph Higgs, Director of Tourism. “The destination will see increased airlift from Europe as British Airways increases its service to twice weekly from London Gatwick. The upgrade in the flight from a Boeing 767 to a Boeing 777 will also offer increased capacity. Moreover, the new route via Antigua will undoubtedly make the Turks and Caicos more accessible and attractive to potential visitors from the Eastern Caribbean as well; a sign of great things for the future of our tourism market.” Recommended for you Last call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015last_img read more

Four teens arrested for attack near Petco Park

first_img November 19, 2018 Updated: 10:59 PM Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo center_img Posted: November 19, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego police have arrested four teenagers for the beating of a man near the pedestrian bridge across from Petco Park.A 56 year old man is in the hospital on life support and is not expected to survive. Police say the attack occurred on Sunday, just after 2 p.m. According to investigators, the victim and the teenagers were involved in an argument prior to the attack. Witnesses say even after the man was knocked to the ground, the teens continue to hit him. When bystanders began yelling at the teenagers to stop, the group ran away. Investigators say a 19 year old male, and three girls, ages 14, 15 and 17 were later arrested on charges of felony battery. Although police have not indicated a motive for the beating, a friend of the suspects said the victim was attacked following a lewd act inside one of the bridge elevators in which the older man exposed his privates to the teens. Samuel, whose a friend of the suspects said he felt the attack was justified.“I think the guy deserves it. He deserves to be beaten up for exposing himself to younger females. They were 14 and 15 years old so he deserves it,” Samuel said.Investigators are working on identifying other possible suspects in the assault. Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Diego Police Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Four teens arrested for attack near Petco Parklast_img read more

Post Office staff strike over closure of defined benefit pension scheme to

first_imgPost Office staff who are members of trade unions Unite and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are taking part in strike action in a dispute over the closure of the organisation’s defined benefit (DB) pension scheme to future accrual and potential job losses.The 24-hour strike action commenced at 3am today (Monday 31 October 2016). It involves more than 700 managers who are members of Unite, and more than 3,000 members of CWU who work in Post Office branches, admin and supply chain units.The industrial action centres around potential job losses, branch closures, and the closure of the Post Office’s DB pension scheme to future accrual.The trustee of the Post Office section of the Royal Mail pension plan has accepted the proposal to close the DB scheme to future accrual from 31 March 2017.The Post Office plans to move current DB pension scheme members to the organisation’s defined contribution (DC) scheme from 1 April 2017. The Post Office plans on providing staff with financial planning information to help with this transition.The unions estimate that 3,500 employees will be affected by the pensions change.Today’s strike action follows a 24-hour strike on 15 September 2016.Natasha Wilson, reward and pensions director at the Post Office, said: “Taking this decision is the right and responsible thing to do both for members of the plan and for the long-term financial health of the business.”Kevin Gilliland, network and sales director at the Post Office, added: “The Post Office wants to reach a constructive way forward through talking with our unions. More than 99% of people in the UK live within three miles of a Post Office branch, but we must make changes to safeguard that level of service for future generations.”Brian Scott, officer for the Post Office at Unite, said: “We cannot stand by and see the retirement incomes of our members being eroded by thousands of pounds. This decision is unnecessary and mean spirited as the pension scheme is currently in surplus to the extent of more than £143 million. We, once again, call on the Post Office to reverse its decision to close the scheme.”Dave Ward, general secretary at the CWU, added: “We have a simple demand; that the government pauses the cuts and brings stakeholders together for a structured period of talks to develop a plan that is about more than managing the decline of the service. Our members and the public deserve nothing less.”last_img read more

Drama Juniors Season 3 grand finale Who is the winner of Zee

first_imgA picture from Zee Kannada’s Drama Juniors season 3.PR HandoutThe grand finale of Master Anand-hosted Drama Juniors Season 3 was held recently in Tiptur and it will be aired on Sunday, 24 March at 6 pm on Zee Kannada and Zee Kannada HD.The last stage of the reality show was kick started with a puja at the venue, Kalpataru Taluk Stadium. The grand finale was witnessed by large number of audience. The viewers showed-up two-three hours in advance, eager yet enthusiastically waited to witness the grand finale to cheer along to the performances of their favorite contestants.The esteemed panel of judges, Vijay Raghavendra, Lakshmi and Mukhyamantri Chandru commenced the Grand Finale by wishing luck to all the well-deserving finalists who were gearing up to entertain all Kannadigas through their concluding performances for the grand finale of Drama Juniors Season 3.Special performances by the Kannada television’s most-cherished artists, Kamali Rishi, Paru Adithya, Hiranmayi and Surya from Zee Kannada’s Mahadevi, Kamali, and Paru, who danced and entertained the people of Tiptur.The audiences danced to the singing performances by the winners of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Season 15, Keerthan Holla and Hanmanthu, and Master Anand made the crowd go wild with his dance performance. The entertainment quotient of the night was raised by the various group acts, Jugalbandhi and solo rounds.The performances were, Cinema V/S Serial, Jeeni, Daksha Yajna, Kalidasa Bhojaraja, Nakshatrika, Kisa Gotami, King Lear, and Sakavva of Odalala skits. The stage was built by the effort of many diligent labourers and technicians.The jury trio, along with the sponsor of Zee Kannada’s Drama Juniors Season 3 grand finale, CJ Roy, founder, Confident Group, ended the curiosity by announcing the title winner of the season!last_img read more

Mumbai Indians owner Ambani family lifts IPL 2019 trophy Nita Ambani gets

first_imgComing to the final match, Kieron Pollard scored the most for MI with his unbeaten 41-run knock while opener Quinton de Kock managed to score 29. Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir took two wickets each for Chennai Super Kings. Australian batsman Shane Watson hit 80 runs before being run out while Faf du Plessis contributed 26 runs for CSK. Mumbai Indians owner Ambani family with IPL 2019 trophyinstagramMumbai Indians (MI) emerged as winners of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 after defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by one run in a thriller final match on Sunday, May 12, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. This is the fourth title for Mumbai Indians.Mumbai Indian’s owner Nita Ambani along with Anant and Akash lifted the trophy after the big win. A picture of the entire Ambani family is seen happily posing with the trophy.It was during the last quarter of the match that Nita stole the show after she was caught on camera in tensed look. Nita was spotted praying and chanting mantras for MI’s victory especially in the last over bowled by Malinga. Loved for her kind nature and a great amount of social work she does, Nita became a social media star when netizens started guessing on her secret mantra and what she must be praying for.One of the Twitter users wrote, “Nita Ambani’s prayers were so powerful though. Can someone tell me what is on her hand at time of prayers? So I can also get one of those to rescue myself #MI #MIvsCSK #IPL2019Final”, while another wrote, “Frnds: aaj hum v baht aamer hote agar mereko ek mantra PTA hota toh! Me: konsa? Frnds: ye Nita ambani match k aage Jo mantra jaap ta hai!”last_img read more

Man posing as Armaan Malik blackmails 15 women extorts money by using

first_imgArmaan MalikFacebookA 30-year-old man, who was posing as Bollywood singer Armaan Malik and extorted lakhs from several women by blackmailing them with their obscene photos, has been arrested by the Coimbatore Rural Police on Wednesday (May 29).The accused, identified as Mahendra Varman, a native of Ulundurpet in Villupuram District, had befriended several women on social media using a fake Facebook account by the singer’s name. He managed to gain the trust of some women and had asked them to send their nude pictures to him via Facebook messenger and WhatsApp. He then threatened the women that he would share their nude pictures on social media if they fail to give him money in exchange. Reportedly, he had extorted lakhs of rupees from at least 15 women from various parts of Tamil Nadu and Coimbatore. The accused had been cheating women for almost a year and is fluent in languages like English, Hindi and Tamil.”The accused created a fake Facebook profile of Armaan Malik by downloading the singer’s pictures from his original Facebook and Twitter accounts. He sent friend requests to several women which many of them accepted. The accused gained the trust of some of them and made them share their nude pictures via Facebook messenger and WhatsApp. He later used those pictures to blackmail them,” an officer from the District Crime Branch (DCB) of the rural police was quoted as saying by The Hindu.The DCB official further added, “The actual number of women cheated by the accused and the money he had defrauded from them are yet to be found out. He had received money through net banking and money transfer apps. A mobile phone and a tablet seized from the accused have been handed over to the court.”The police managed to nab the accuse by laying a trap wherein they asked one of the complainants to asking him to come to Coimbatore to collect the money which he had demanded from her. He was arrested while talking with the woman, the police said.After reading the news, singer Armaan Malik has expressed his shock over the incident and urged his fans on Twitter in a statement requesting them to not to believe anyone pretending to be him on social media.”This is absolutely messed up. I am really shocked to learn about this piece of news! People are using advantage of my name and trapping people with heinous acts like these.WhatsApp and Social Media needs to be made more safe. We live in dangerous times and I strongly urge all my fans and followers not to fall prey to these kind of traps!I am so relieved to know that the District Crime Branch and local police of Tamil Nadu have succeeded in catching this impersonator.”I am really shocked to read all these news articles… urgent request to all my fans – please don’t believe anyone pretending to be me on social media, don’t fall prey to such dirty tricks!! ?? pic.twitter.com/3P7T6ULgU0— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) May 30, 2019last_img read more

Microfluidics 2D fingerprints of heterogenous proteins in solution

first_img , Applied Physics Letters Microfluidic systems are used in molecular biology, biochemistry and biotechnology to rapidly analyze heterogenous biomolecular mixtures with high recovery rates and minute sample volumes. However, it is challenging to combine preparative and analytical processes within a single device for fast integrated analysis. In a recent study now published on Microsystems and Nanoengineering, Kadi L. Saar and co-workers at the interdisciplinary departments of chemistry, physics, and Fluidic Analytics Limited in Cambridge, U.K., have developed a chip combining the two steps of preparation and analysis. The device had the additional benefit of performing the entire process fully ingrained for electrophoretic separation in free solution, allowing researchers to obtain a quantitative map in a few minutes—much faster than conventional techniques. The mixture was unaffected by the supporting medium, and the researchers could study both weak and non-covalent molecular interactions. Saar et al. designed the device using a native phase quantitative electrophoresis unit connected to a microfluidic diffusional device sizing (MDS) unit. The combined platform allowed components of specific electrophoretic mobility (µe1) for on-chip downstream analysis, as a function of the applied electric field strength. They designed three channels downstream of the electrophoresis unit to maintain products of electrolysis away from the chip without entering the device. They minimized the number of individual units that drove the flow in the device, coupled to stable device operation for quantitative sample characterization. The scientists kept the outlets of the electrolyte separate from the combined device to apply electric potential across the device without generating an electrical short-circuit, and to allow the efficient removal of any electrolysis product without accumulation to prevent pressure fluctuations.The research team applied the electric potential on metallic connectors to generate a metal and fluid interface outside the chip in accordance with the device prototype designed by the same team. In this work, Saar et al. designed a Y-shaped flow splitter and kept the streams apart until they reached the splitter to prevent partial short circuiting. They calculated the flow rate of the electrolyte into the device to have an effect on device performance. , Nature Device design and operation. A free-flow electrophoresis unit (green), allowing rapid separation of analyte molecules in their native phase and yielding quantitative information on the separation process, directed fractions of the sample (yellow) to a downstream analysis process involving microfluidic diffusional sizing (MDS; pink). The sample was characterized by monitoring a single imaging frame (top right inset) to simultaneously extract the sizes and the charges of the separated fractions. The device was operated by applying a negative pressure at its outlet with a Y-shaped off-chip flow splitter keeping the solutions from the “low mobility waste” and “high mobility waste” channels separated to avoid partial short circuiting of the device. The electric potential was applied from the electrolyte solution outlets employing a flowing electrolyte solution as described previously13. The flow of the electrolyte solution, which included a fluorescent tracer for its visualization, was chosen such that the electrolyte would reach its outlet rather than be withdrawn into the separation chamber without reaching it (top left inset), yet it would leak into the chamber by a controlled distance, leaving sufficient space for deflecting the sample beam (bottom inset). Credit: Microsystems & Nanoengineering, doi: 10.1038/s41378-019-0072-3 © 2019 Science X Network Saar et al. used the strategy to obtain two-dimensional (2-D) characteristic maps of the protein mixture as a proof-of-concept. They extracted quantitative information from the separation step and related the applied potentials to the electrophoretic mobilities of the species to estimate the device efficacy. They recorded the current flowing in the system during normal operation and when the separation chamber was short-circuited to estimate the total electrical resistance of the device and the electrodes. The researchers calculated the electrophoretic mobility as the movement of a particle in an electric field for each of the fractions. Based on the experimental data, the constructed 2-D characteristic map included the effective charge (q) and the hydrodynamic radius (Rh) of the mixture. The resulting elementary charge units of the specific proteins agreed with estimated values elsewhere. They obtained the full two-dimensional map by only monitoring a single imaging frame for rapid in solution analysis. The analytical time of the microfluidics device from separation to diffusional sizing and imaging approximated 14 seconds. The scientists constructed the experimental 2-D map using only 3 µL of sample across seven minutes in total, orders of magnitude faster than the time-scale to perform conventional 2-D protein gels. The research team conducted a wide range of biomolecular interactions, in solution, directly under native conditions that were previously challenging to perform in the lab.In this way, Kadi L. Saar and co-workers developed a microfluidic device combining on-chip separation with direct on-chip analysis to replace the existing conventional microscale approaches. Using the device, they rapidly analyzed a binary mixture of proteins that could not be identified as individual components via existing solution sizing approaches. They constructed a 2-D characteristic map of the heterogenous mixture on a rapid time-scale to open the possibility of protein characterization in solution at an unprecedented time-resolution compared to existing biophysical techniques. On-chip separation and analysis of mixtures in liquid phase. By adjusting the effective voltage, ΔVeff, molecules of a specific electrophoretic mobility, μ = μel, and hence of a specific charge to hydrodynamic radius ratio, qRh, can be directed to the analysis area with those of smaller (μ < μel) and larger (μ > μel) mobility values directed to the waste collection channels. As the applied voltage can be varied, only a single analysis unit is required and the width of the separation chamber can be kept constrained, allowing the device to retain a high voltage efficiency and a fast processing speed. In the analysis area, the fractions are sized through microfluidic diffusional sizing (MDS) by monitoring their spatiotemporal motion under laminar flow conditions. Credit: Microsystems & Nanoengineering, doi: 10.1038/s41378-019-0072-3 Explore further Initially, they used voltage to separate protein molecules within a binary mixture of equally sized biomolecules indiscernible via conventional sizing or resolving techniques. Thereafter, the research team used the new device to obtain a 2-D fingerprint of a heterogenous protein mixture. The results will open new possibilities to acquire rapid multiparameter data on biomolecular systems on a short time-scale. Microfluidics techniques are attractive to analyze biological samples due to very low sample requirements and a high recovery rate. The platforms can provide unsurpassable analysis speed at the level of individual units of operation or provide several units with directly combined workflow, without sample transfer between the units. Such transfers occur through connectors or tubes and introduce dispersion to the sample, affecting the system’s performance. The workflow proposed herein can separate heterogenous mixtures to determine the components of interest and reduce complexities for further processing of the mixture for its purification.Researchers had previously introduced a variety of continuous flow-based molecular separation strategies at the micron scale, including free-flow electrophoresis, dielectrophoresis, magnetophoresis and acoustophoretic separation. Detection strategies such as laser- or LED-induced fluorescence (LIF), chemiluminescence or electrochemical approaches can be ingrained in parallel within such microfluidic separation platforms. Analytical information on the separated compounds can be achieved with offline strategies such as mass spectroscopy or SDS-PAGE, but the techniques can limit the processing speed in a single device, causing sample loss or contamination. 3-D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth Rapid two-dimensional characterization of a mixture of bovine serum albumin and human lysozyme. The quantitative nature of the electrophoretic separation unit allowed the applied potential to be related to the electrophoretic mobility μel of each of the fractions. These data were used in combination with the extracted hydrodynamic radii (Rh) to estimate the effective charges (q) of the molecules in each of the fractions and to construct a two-dimensional q vs Rh map of the mixture over a few minutes timescale by monitoring the device only at a single imaging frame. Credit: Microsystems & Nanoengineering, doi: 10.1038/s41378-019-0072-3 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: Analytical Chemistry (a) The voltage applied across the electrophoresis chamber was adjusted in linear steps to direct specific fractions to analysis. (b) The fractions were then sized by imaging the diffusional sizing unit consisting of four channels in which the extent of the diffusion of the analyte molecules into their surrounding carrier buffer was monitored. (c) The average size of the analytes molecules in each of the fractions were found by fitting the observed fluorescent profiles for different hydrodynamic radii (Rh) and minimizing the least mean square error between the fit (red dotted line) and the data (blue continuous line). (d) The fluorescence intensity in the analysis area varied depending on the concentration of the analytes in each of the fractions (top) and the sizes of the components in a binary mixture of lysozyme and bovine serum albumin were found to be Rh = 1.9 nm and Rh = 3.6 nm (bottom). (e) This binary mixture could not be characterized using sizing techniques that do not involve pre-fractionation steps, such as dynamic light scattering (DLS; light blue dotted line). Its sizing was possible using the device described in this work (dark blue continuous line). Credit: Microsystems & Nanoengineering, doi: 10.1038/s41378-019-0072-3 Citation: Microfluidics: 2-D fingerprints of heterogenous proteins in solution (2019, July 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-microfluidics-d-fingerprints-heterogenous-proteins.html In total, the microfluidics platform with the separation unit directed a fraction of the fluid flow to an MDS unit, which the research team connected to analytical SEC-MALS to identify the fractions leaving the separation module. To analyze the data and obtain average molecular size for each fraction, they used a numerical solver predicting the generation of particle distributions. Saar et al. compared the predicted distributions with experimental data and extracted the hydrodynamic radii of the particles in each fraction. They imaged the nozzle at which the sample met the carrier medium as a reference point on particle movement. The scientists adjusted the diffusional sizing channel or flow rate to accurately size the analyte molecules, orders of magnitudes larger or smaller in size. Since they engineered the microfluidics platform using Poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), the scientists eliminated any autofluorescence in the setup before analyzing the image data. They then used the device to analyze a binary mixture of sample proteins; bovine serum albumin and human lysozyme. To preserve the native states of the protein molecules they imaged the label-free samples with a home-built UV-wavelength based microscope and quantified the intrinsic fluorescence of the sample. Saar et al. confirmed the ability to separate the mixture into its components by first applying a set of voltages to record the fluorescent profiles. They then recorded the electrophoretic mobilities of the proteins (µ e1) combined with the flow rate in the device to characterize most proteins and their complexes. The scientists altered the flow rate or the applied voltage to analyze biomolecules with diverse biophysical parameters. Using the platform, they rapidly characterized mixtures of nanoscale molecules, where individual analytes showed similar sizes but diverse electrophoretic properties. Based on the resulting histogram, the research team confirmed the presence of two distinct samples. Comparatively, in an off-chip conventional separation approach, the latter step required fractionation by sample transfer from one analytical tool to another via interconnected tubes, limiting device performance. The total protein concentration in the study approximated 100 µM and the scientists accurately detected the sensitivity limit to an approximate 100 nM, relative to the intrinsic fluorescence of protein fractions. For optically non-active compounds, Saar et al. suggest an alternative detection and characterization strategy such as dry mass sensing. Saar et al. therefore developed fully integrated separation and quantitative characterization of heterogenous biomolecular samples in a single microfluidic device to overcome the existing limits by directly coupling on-chip separation to on-chip analysis and molecular sizing. The design feature permitted the analysis of a specific fraction by adjusting the applied field strength. They designed the device to identify separated fractions similar to SEC-MALS (size-exclusion chromatography with multi angle light scattering) or LC (chip)-MS ((on-chip)-liquid chromatography-mass-spectrometry) methods. More information: Kadi L. Saar et al. Rapid two-dimensional characterisation of proteins in solution, Microsystems & Nanoengineering (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41378-019-0072-3 George M. Whitesides. The origins and the future of microfluidics, Nature (2006). DOI: 10.1038/nature05058 Mathew H. Horrocks et al. Fast Flow Microfluidics and Single-Molecule Fluorescence for the Rapid Characterization of α-Synuclein Oligomers, Analytical Chemistry (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01811 T. Müller et al. Dry-mass sensing for microfluidics, Applied Physics Letters (2014). DOI: 10.1063/1.4902131last_img read more