Stolen wooden fisherman known as Shorty returned to NS business

first_imgPEGGY’S COVE, N.S. — A popular wooden fisherman that was stolen from a tourist spot in Peggy’s Cove, N.S., earlier this week is now safely back home.Peter Richardson, owner of Peggy’s Cove Lobsters, says he got a call from four Dalhousie University students who said they had rescued the life-sized carving known as Shorty.Richardson says he travelled to Halifax on Saturday night to collect the folksy statue from the four young women.He says they told him they had heard a rumour that a group of guys they know had taken the carving, so they went to the young men’s house while they were away and removed it.Richardson says he’s glad to have Shorty back after his adventure, which he suspects was the result of a university prank.Steps have been taken to secure Shorty and there are plans to have a Mrs. Shorty carved to keep him company in front of Richardson’s lobster-roll food truck. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Operation Smile To Honor Kate Hudson

first_imgOperation Smile will honor Kate Hudson, Andrew Dolce, and Mediterranean Shipping Company at this year’s 14th Annual Smile Event in New York City.The evening will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 12th at Cipriani 42nd Street and will help to raise funds and awareness for children around the world suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities. Longtime Smile ambassador, Brooke Burke-Charvet, will be the master of ceremonies.Kate Hudson will receive the Universal Smile Award for her dedication to improving the lives of others and setting an example of exceptional leadership. Operation Smile Co-Founders Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee will present Andrew Dolce with the John Connor Humanitarian Award and Mediterranean Shipping Company will receive the children’s medical charity’s Corporate Humanitarian Award.Guests will celebrate over 240,000 life-changing surgical interventions, and learn about how we are expanding our reach to include permanent cleft care centers, while training and educating local professionals to help us find the patients who are the hardest to reach in the most remote regions.“We are so excited to celebrate the hard-work of Operation Smile and our supporters. We believe every child deserves exceptional surgical care and that they deserve to be treated as if they were our own,” says Dr. Bill Magee, CEO and Co-Founder of Operation Smile. The evening will include a cocktail reception, premier dinner, live auction, and entertainment followed by an after party with music from DJ Eric Hutchinson.Fellow supporters and committee members, Nancy H. Arias, Chris Ashley, Jared S. Baumeister, Stacey Bendet-Eisner, Joe & Ann Berkery, Cyndi Berzow, Jason Binn, Alison Brettschneider, Jess Levin Conroy, Dori Cooperman, James and Cory Cotto, Claudine DeNiro, Dr. Forouzan Ghaffari & Associates , Johnson & Johnson, Rich & Jana Kleiman, Mat and Lisa Lori, James and Barbara Majeski, Corey Reese, Charlotte Ronson, Amy Sacco, Jennifer Salke, Dani Stahl, Mark & Candy Udell and Randi Udell- Alper will also be in attendance to lend their support to this year’s event.For more info, click here.last_img read more

Priyanka Chopra loves sexting husband Nick Jonas

first_imgLos Angeles: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra says she enjoys “sexting” with her pop-singer husband Nick Jonas when they have some time apart. The 36-year-old actress married her 26-year-old beau in December last year, and she also said they like to share racy images with each other to keep the spark alive when their work keeps them away from each other. Appearing on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen”, she was asked by the host if she believed “in sexting or FaceTime sex during long stints apart”, and she immediately replied: “For sure.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Priyanka also said that she has helped her husband with his “manscaping”, but explained it was just the back of his head, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She said: “No – once, I did once. Just his fade, back there.” The star was later grilled on their wedding, and was asked to choose which of Nick’s famous brothers got them the best gift to celebrate their special day. She added: “Well the good thing is, Kevin got us hundreds of bottles of wine, and Joe got us an amazing fridge which looks like a car to put it all in.” Meanwhile, Priyanka previously revealed the key to a long-lasting relationship is “trust” and “respect”.last_img read more

Match referee will decideon Buttler’s Mankading: Rahane

first_imgJaipur: Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane refused to comment on India teammate Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘Mankading’ of Jos Buttler in an IPL clash here, leaving it on the match referee to take a call on the issue. The incident took place on Monday night in the 13th over of the RR innings when the Kings XI Punjab skipper, sensing that Buttler was backing up too far, paused during his action and removed the bails, a dismissal popularly known as ‘Mankading’. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhButtler was going strong at 69 off 43 balls while chasing 185 runs when Ashwin ran out the Rajasthan Royals opener without giving him any warning, a first in a dozen editions of the IPL. “We are not supposed to comment on a controversial issue. The match referee will take the call. We will take the decision sportively (sic),” Rahane said at the post match conference. Rahane was lavish in his praise for the Kings XI bowling attack which restricted Rajasthan, especially after a superb start to the chase. Rajasthan looked steady at 108-1 while chasing 185 before the controversial dismissal. The home team ultimately lost the match by 14 runs. “I thought we were batting really well. We started off well at the top and then got another good partnership. Later on we needed 39 off 4 overs and we thought that could have been done easily. “But Kings XI bowled really well in the last three overs. When you are chasing 180 plus, someone has to go really hard,” Rahane said.last_img read more

US home prices rose 3% year over year in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in February, a sign that several years of outsized gains in home values have created affordability challenges in many metro areas.The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 3% from a year earlier, down from an annual gain of 3.5% in January.After the damage from the 2008 financial crisis began to fade, home values started to climb in 2012 and consistently outstripped wage growth. This made it more difficult for would-be buyers to save for a down payment and existing home owners to upgrade to a more expensive property.Price increases were strongest in the Sunbelt. Last Vegas reported a 9.7% price increase, followed by Phoenix at 6.7% and Tampa with a 5.4%.Josh Boak, The Associated Press

Small business optimism dips in September

TORONTO — Optimism in Canada’s small business sector slipped in September, but still remained relatively strong, according to a monthly reading from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.It says the confidence index slipped 1.4 points from August to 64.5, with any reading over 50 suggesting optimistic business owners outnumber those expecting a weaker performance.The business group says Newfoundland and Labrador at 72.2, Alberta at 71.6 and Saskatchewan at 70.7 continue to lead the way in terms of small business confidence.Ontario‘s confidence level surged in recent months, peaking in August at 67.8, but dropped sharply last month to 63.6.Drops were also seen in New Brunswick (55.5) and Prince Edward Island (47.6). Nova Scotia (61.6), Manitoba (60.7) and British Columbia (67.9) saw modest gains while Quebec remained well below the national average at 59.2.The strongest sectors were health and education, the arts and wholesale, while transportation remained a weak point.“The good news is that overall, the other indicators are stable,” said CFIB chief economist and vice-president Ted Mallett.“Hiring plans are typical for this time of year, 40% of small business owners report a generally good state of business, and orders and accounts receivables show gradual improvement. Price and wage expectations are stable, and there are no big shifts being reported in operating constraints or pricing pressures.”According to past results, index levels normally range between 65 and 70 when the economy is growing at its potential.The September findings are based on 1,126 responses, collected from a random sample of CFIB members, to a controlled-access web survey. read more

Annan welcomes cessation of hostilities agreement between Uganda and rebels

In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan called the Agreement, which was reached under the auspices of the Government of Southern Sudan, a “step in the right direction and could pave the way for a comprehensive settlement after decades of violence.” He encouraged the two parties to continue talks aimed at finding a “lasting and expeditious political settlement” to the conflict and voiced hope that the cessation of hostilities would pave the way for efforts to help “improve the deplorable condition of the nearly 2 million internally displaced people in Northern Uganda.” The UN, he said, “stands ready to assist in the resolution of the conflict in Northern Uganda, and will continue doing its utmost to mobilize resources so that people suffering from the violence can receive much-needed assistance.” On Monday, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland, who has long decried the fighting in northern Uganda, said the cessation of hostilities represents the “best hope for sustainable peace in the region in some time.” In addition to forcing 2 million people to flee their homes, the 20-year conflict has resulted in more than 100,000 deaths, and 25,000 children have been abducted and forced into military service. The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) first-ever arrest warrants, issued last October, targeted five LRA leaders. UN human rights officials have said that the group used children as fighters and porters, often subjecting them to extreme violence shortly after abduction, with many girls allocated to officers in a form of institutional rape. The warrants are against LRA leader Joseph Kony as well as commanders Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo, Dominic Ongwen and Raska Lukwiya. read more

Dual pinion drive systems for Detour Golds new mine

first_imgABB is to deliver four low speed dual pinion drive systems to Detour Gold’s new gold mine in Canada. Construction of the 55,000 t/d open-pit operation is expected to start later this year, following receipt of permits for gold production commencing in early 2013. The scope of supply includes the drive systems for two SAG and two ball mills, each consisting of synchronous motors, a converter transformer and a frequency converter ACS6000 including active rectifier units which will allow the mill drives to achieve a power factor of 0.90 leading. ABB will also deliver the programmable logic controller (PLC) for the drives and mill auxiliaries as well as two containerised E-houses for the two ball mill drives.Each mill drive will have a rated power of 2 x 7.5 MW. These systems include the largest low speed dual pinion mill drives in the world. The low speed concept operates without a gearbox and the motors will drive the pinions directly, greatly reducing wear on the equipment.ABB’s dual pinion mill drive systems provide real time frozen charge protection which is especially important for the operation of the ball mills. Also its dual pinion drives solutions provide the option of variable speed, which enables the end user to increase the availability of the complete production line. Deliveries of the equipment will start in October 2011.The project is around 8 km west of the Ontario-Québec border and 180 km northeast of Cochrane, in the relatively under-explored Abitibi Greenstone Belt in northeast Ontario. The property encompasses 274 km2, including the Detour Lake deposit, which contains an open-pit reserve of 8.8 Moz of gold. Detour Lake is expected to be among the largest gold operations in North America.last_img read more

Crocodile découverte dun fossile vieux de 100 millions dannées

first_imgCrocodile : découverte d’un fossile vieux de 100 millions d’annéesDes chercheurs ont annoncé avoir retrouvé en Thaïlande le fossile d’une espèce de crocodile qui a vécu il y a 100 millions d’années. Cette dernière était encore inconnue jusqu’à présent.Un scientifique de l’université Mahasarakham, Komsorn Lauprasert, a expliqué que le “khoratosuchus jintasakuli” avait des pattes plus longues que les crocodiles modernes et se nourrissait probablement de poissons. Il vivait sur terre et pouvait courir très vite, ajoute-t-il.Le fossile, de 15 centimètres de long, a été découvert dans la province thaïlandaise de Korat. C’est d’ailleurs d’après cette dernière qu’a été baptisée la nouvelle espèce identifiée, mais aussi d’après le patronyme du directeur de l’Institut de recherche du nord-est du bois pétrifié et des ressources minérales, Pratueng Jintasakul.Le 26 novembre 2010 à 20:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Football House thumpsdown CHAN teams performance

first_imgBy Sulayman BahThe local-based Scorpions’ humiliating exit in the CHAN has been given a down rating by the Gambia Football Federation.Gambia lost to Mali on a 4-0 aggregate, the country’s second biggest lost after the senior team’s 4-1 mauling to South Africa last year.Efforts to get gaffer Alagie Sarr’s reaction proved vain throughout yesterday.Below is GFF’s statement.“The Gambia Football Federation (GFF ) expresses its disappointment with the local based team’s performance in the first round of the CHAN qualifiers following a 4-0 aggregate defeat to Mali at the weekend.  It is, and continues to be, the wish of the Federation to ensure that all national teams, in all categories, that participate in any competition secures the desired result and not to make numbers. It is against this backdrop that the GFF gave its maximum support to the CHAN team, in terms of financial, administrative and logistical supports, thus the four test matches we organized for the team, two games against each of Morocco and Guinea Bissau. Despite this commitment, the result against Mali is not what every Gambian desired. The technical report of the head coach is being awaited which will be reviewed by the Technical and Development committee and the executive following which appropriate action will be taken. Consequently, the GFF reaffirms its unqualified commitment to the development of football in the country. GFF wishes to appreciate the efforts and concern of her loyal stakeholders ,partners and fans”last_img read more

Canon 23 Percent Revenue Bump in Fiscal 08

first_imgRELATED: McCurdy: ‘We Have Some Big Fires to Put Out’ in B-to-BLos Angeles-based Canon Communications reported a 23 percent increase in revenue for its 2008 fiscal year.The company attributed half of the increase to operational growth and strategic acquisitions in both its events and publishing businesses.  Overall revenues for the events division were up 30 percent, due to “attendance and exhibitor gains at its traditional trade shows, the launch of new events like BIOMEDevice and MD&M Midwest, and the staging of the biennial PTXi show for process technologies.”Overall revenues for the publishing division grew 15 percent, led by a 47 percent increase in digital and data products revenue, which now accounts for totals 18 percent of the division’s overall revenue mix. Chairman and CEO Charles McCurdy noted that a slowdown is expected in 2009 because of wider economic concerns and because some of Canon’s biannual trade shows will not be produced next year.“Clearly, economic conditions in 2009 will present many challenges to Canon and other major B-to-B media companies,” McCurdy said in a statement. “While I cannot easily predict what impact these challenges will have on the industry, I can say that Canon is well-established in its focus on the global advanced manufacturing segment, with its high-value-added manufacturing and essential products.”McCurdy added that he is hopeful “for what could well be another very strong growth year in 2010.”last_img read more

Shutterbug Shuts the Door on Print After 45 Years

first_imgMuch like photography itself, Shutterbug magazine is turning its focus to digital.Today, UK-based AVTech Media announced it is ceasing Shutterbug magazine’s print edition after 45 years in order to pour more resources into its website, citing a seven-fold increase in digital traffic over the last four years. Despite a circulation of nearly 100,000 readers, the cost of production and slipping ad revenues evidently called for a strategic shift.“Shutterbug magazine had a great run, but the media landscape has changed dramatically in the last four-plus decades, and we felt now was the time for Shutterbug to become a dynamic, web-only publication,” said editor-in-chief Dan Havlik said in a statement. “Shutterbug.com has grown dramatically in recent years with record traffic and expanded reach to photographers around the world. We can now dedicate all our resources to further growing our online presence and expanding our video, social media, mobile and e-commerce channels.”Shutterbug isn’t the first legacy photography magazine in recent memory to call it quits. Popular Photography closed its doors in March of 2017 after an 80-year run. But unlike Popular Photography, which shuttered outright, Shutterbug is confident that it can carry on through digital.Of course, just what that dramatic increase in traffic translates to in real numbers is unclear. Nevertheless, the company is confident that its website will create a sustainable business and plans to add more content to the site to keep users engaged.last_img read more

GHMC park turns dumping yard

first_imgSuraram: GHMC park Suraram is reeling under pathetic condition, as garbage is dumped inside the park. As the whole park is littered with plastic waste and construction material, teems with stray animals who come here have something to eat. Earlier, children used to play in the park every evening but now garbage is strewn everywhere, nobody enters the park. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us T Ram, a local said that since past few months has become a dumping yard for people. From household refuse to plastic waste, cement blocks, sand, and broken tiles all are dumped here. “We informed the GHMC –Qutubullapur to clean the park but no one has turned up yet to remove the garbage,” he rued. Many locals over here complained to the concern authorities, but no action has been taken yet.last_img read more

Mumbai Mayors vehicle fined after it was found in noparking

first_imgMumbai: The traffic police on Monday issued a challan after Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar’s official vehicle was found parked in a no-parking zone, an official said. Mahadeshwar’s vehicle was seen parked right under the BMC’s no-parking signboard in suburban Vile Parle Saturday, said the official. At that time, Mahadeshwar, a Shiv Sena leader, was visiting the Koldongari area in Vile Parle. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us His official vehicle was spotted outside a popular coastal fish food joint between Andheri and Vile Parle, the official said. The food joint is situated at a narrow and congested road which has been declared a no-parking zone, he said. Taking serious cognisance of the violation, the traffic police issued a challan to the mayor’s vehicle, said a senior police official. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us However, the fine amount was not known. A challan refers to the receipt for fine recovered for traffic rule violation. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration has started a drive against unauthorised parking since last week and collected lakhs of rupees in fine. The civic body has been imposing hefty fines on vehicles parked within a 500-meter radius of 29 authorised public parking lots in the metropolis, the official said.last_img read more

Bush criticises Trump for media bashing

first_imgDonald Trump and George W BushFormer Republican US president George W Bush offered a tacit criticism of his successor Donald Trump Monday, in rare public comments regarding politics and the media.The 43rd president—who had his own battles with the press while in office—rejected Trump’s assertion that the media are the “enemy of the American people.”“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. That we need the media to hold people like me to account,” Bush told NBC’s “Today” program.Trump’s inflammatory remarks have been criticized as authoritarian, but the media remains a popular whipping boy for his supporters.Amid wave after wave of leaks from his White House and probing reports on his campaign’s links with Russia, Trump has repeatedly decried the media as “fake news.”Influential Trump aide Steve Bannon is fond of referring to the media as the “opposition party.”Bush responded to that sentiment by saying “power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.”Bush also described Trump’s comments as undercutting America’s efforts to promote democracy and the free press abroad.last_img read more

JoJos Bizarre Adventures Stands All DeckedOut For The Live Action Film

first_img JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, as previously announced is being adapted into a live-action film following the Diamond is Unbreakable chapter of the series. A brand new trailer has since made its way online, which shows off a bit of what you can expect to see from the story overall. The Stands characters will be using, or the unique “personas” and abilities they’re often granted the gift (or curse) of.Impeccably styled hair, familiar characters, awesome-looking effects to bring the Stands to life, and movie magic are employed to make sure this is a respectable addition to the JoJo media franchise. It also looks like it might be rife with some unintentionally comedic moments too, which is to be expected from anything JoJo if you’re familiar with the franchise.For the uninitiated, the film will follow Josuke Higashikata as he lives the life of a normal high school student. One day he’s faced with the fact that he has one of the aforementioned Stands, but so do others in town. There’s a serial killer chilling out in town taking victims one by one, so Josuke has to get to the root of the problemDiamond is Unbreakable Chapter 1 isn’t due out in Japan until August 4. It’s directed by Takashi Miike, an excellent and well-known director — you may recall his work on Audition or Ichi the Killer. The movie’s in good hands. Hopefully, it’ll be released for English-speaking audiences soon because JoJo fans are rabid when it comes to devouring any new JoJo media that comes down the pipeline. Will you be looking to check it out if it manages to come Stateside with a subtitled version? The Weakest Vampires of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu Stay on targetlast_img read more

Researchers find evidence of early genome duplications in conifers and other plants

first_img 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. Two years ago, a team of researchers in Sweden published a report that indicated that the genome for the common spruce had not been duplicated, a process known as polyploidy. In this new effort, the researchers wondered if the team in Sweden had missed something, so they decided to conduct a study of their own. They obtained frozen leaf samples of Ophioglossum petiolatum, Gnetum gnemon and Ephedra frustillata and conducted Roche 454 transcriptome sequencing on just their genes. They also looked at prior sequencing of 22 gymnosperm or vascular plant species. Next, they made use of a bioinformatics-based approach to figure out the ages of gene paralogs that came about due to duplications. After that, they created and then used an algorithm called Multi-Axon Paleopolyploidy Search to help them verify duplication events in the ancestry of the plants. The team reports that the results of their efforts have led to the discovery of two duplications that occurred in the conifers they studied, one in the ancestry of all Pinaceae, which includes spruces, pines and firs, and the other in cupressophytes, which includes junipers, redwoods and yew.Such genome duplications are believed to drive evolution, which the team reports, helps explain the wide genetic diversity of conifers, which together make up the world’s oldest, thickets and tallest trees. Their finding of the genome duplication could be helpful to other researchers looking at ways to genetically alter trees to help fortify them against a warming planet, which might be critical—such trees together account for producing approximately half of all lumber used by humans, and perhaps more importantly they are also the largest atmospheric carbon sink the planet has to offer. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several academic institutions in the U.S. has found that contrary to popular belief, conifers have experienced at least two complete genome duplication events over the course of their evolutionary history. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their sequencing study of three types of plants and the comparisons they made with other plants that had been previously sequenced, and why they believe that what they found might help such trees survive as the planet warms. Explore further Pineapple genome offers insight into photosynthesis in drought-tolerant plants Citation: Researchers find evidence of early genome duplications in conifers and other plants (2015, November 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-evidence-early-genome-duplications-conifers.htmlcenter_img Journal information: Science Advances © 2015 Phys.org More information: Z. Li et al. Early genome duplications in conifers and other seed plants, Science Advances (2015). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501084AbstractPolyploidy is a common mode of speciation and evolution in angiosperms (flowering plants). In contrast, there is little evidence to date that whole genome duplication (WGD) has played a significant role in the evolution of their putative extant sister lineage, the gymnosperms. Recent analyses of the spruce genome, the first published conifer genome, failed to detect evidence of WGDs in gene age distributions and attributed many aspects of conifer biology to a lack of WGDs. We present evidence for three ancient genome duplications during the evolution of gymnosperms, based on phylogenomic analyses of transcriptomes from 24 gymnosperms and 3 outgroups. We use a new algorithm to place these WGD events in phylogenetic context: two in the ancestry of major conifer clades (Pinaceae and cupressophyte conifers) and one in Welwitschia (Gnetales). We also confirm that a WGD hypothesized to be restricted to seed plants is indeed not shared with ferns and relatives (monilophytes), a result that was unclear in earlier studies. Contrary to previous genomic research that reported an absence of polyploidy in the ancestry of contemporary gymnosperms, our analyses indicate that polyploidy has contributed to the evolution of conifers and other gymnosperms. As in the flowering plants, the evolution of the large genome sizes of gymnosperms involved both polyploidy and repetitive element activity. Larix (golden), Abies (central foreground) and Pinus (right foreground) Credit: Marshmallow from Seattle, WA, USA – Flickr/Wikipedialast_img read more

SEC meets WB governor BJP to move SC for peaceful rural polls

first_imgKolkata: Amidst reports of violence during filing of nominations for the panchayat polls in West Bengal, the State Election Commissioner today met Governor K N Tripathi and briefed him about the poll preparations.Alleging that the SEC is “incapable” of holding peaceful elections, the BJP said it has decided to move the Supreme Court with a plea to make arrangements for free and fair polls.”I had come to meet the governor and I briefed him about the preparations for the polls,” State Election Commissioner A K Singh told reporters after meeting Tripathi at the Raj Bhavan here. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsChief Secretary Moloy De, who was summoned, also met the governor separately.The BJP, Left Front and Congress alleged that the ruling TMC unleashed a reign of terror in various parts of the state and prevented opposition candidates from filing nominations.The Trinamool Congress had termed the allegations “baseless”.State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, “We will move the Supreme court so that the panchayat polls can be held in a free, fair and peaceful manner. We want deployment of central forces as the SEC is totally incapable of holding free and fair polls.”BJP workers today held a demonstration outside the state election commission office here demanding free and fair elections.The rural polls in West Bengal will be held in 20 districts on May 1, 3 and 5. The filing of the nominations began on April 2 and will continue till April 9.last_img read more

Premature toddlers can offer clues to their future IQ

first_img“We believe this is the first time a research paper has looked into the prediction of the IQ of adults over the age of 26, who were born very premature or with very low birth weight,” said lead researcher Dieter Wolke, professor at the University of Warwick in England, Britain. “The results indicate that assessing two year olds who were born very pre-term or very underweight will provide a reasonably good prediction to what their adult IQ will be,” Wolke noted. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In contrast, the research results found that the IQ of adults who were born full-term couldn’t be accurately predicted till the age of six. The study was conducted in southern Bavaria, Germany and followed children from birth into adulthood who were born between 1985-86. Two hundred and sixty babies born either very prematurely (before 32 weeks) or with very low birth weight (fewer than 1.5kgs) were compared with 229 babies who were born full-term. The findings were detailed in the journal pediatrics.last_img read more