CJD Review Team and Mandate Announced

first_imgNova Scotia has recruited a senior health administrator fromoutside of the province to chair a review of the events aroundtwo suspected cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). Health Minister Angus MacIsaac said he is pleased that PatrickLee, executive director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital inCharlottetown, P.E.I., agreed to participate. “We promised to conduct a thorough and objective review, asquickly as possible,” Mr. MacIsaac said today, May 7. “Mr. Leehas the knowledge of health systems and objectivity important inthis type of review. His leadership will be important to movethis review forward and to deliver a report with recommendationswithin a month.” The review will look at the activities taken in each organizationrelated to the two recent cases of suspected CJD and makerecommendations to improve procedures for preventing and managingexposure to CJD in Nova Scotia. The review team’s terms of reference are available on the websiteat www.gov.ns.ca/health . The office of the provincial medical officer of health will co-ordinate the review and support will be provided by theDepartment of Health’s quality division. The review team will also include representatives from HealthCanada, Public Health, Department of Health, Capital Health andSouthwest Health. Pat Lee has a master of health administration from the Universityof Ottawa and is a certified health executive of the CanadianCollege of Health Service Executives. Before taking theleadership position at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in October2003, Mr. Lee was the vice president of the mental health programat the IWK Health Centre in Halifax for six years. Recommendations will be presented to the Minister of Health priorto public release.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Lunenburg County

first_img Due to flooding of the Town of Bridgewater reservoir, the intersection of Century Drive (north of Highway 103) and the Dean Road is closed until further notice. Barricades and traffic control are provided. -30- Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0866center_img LUNENBURG COUNTY: Bridge and Road Closures The Conquerall Mills Road Bridge at the intersection of the Conquerall Mills Road and Crousetown Road is closed until further notice. Barricades and traffic control are provided. Traffic control will be upgraded to jersy barriers, flashing light units and detour signs by Thursday, May 26.last_img

Resolve waterlogging complaints within 30 mins CM to all HoDs

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday directed all the Heads of Departments responsible for desilting of drains and roads to make all necessary arrangements to ensure that all water-logging complaints are resolved within 30 minutes. Reviewing the preparations for prevention of water logging with the onset of Monsoon, in a meeting with his cabinet colleagues, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretaries of PWD, Irrigation & Flood Control, Urban Development, Divisional Commissioner, Commissioners of three Municipal Corporations and other senior officers, the Chief Minister expressed displeasure at the incomplete status reports on desilting and prevention of water-logging. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe Chief Minister directed all the HoDs to submit complete lists by Saturday morning and to be prepared to deal with the situation since the rainy season has now set in. The Chief Minister directed the PWD to make public by Monday the status of desilting of drains and roads of all land owning agencies in their respective jurisdictions. The Chief Kejriwal directed all agencies to maintain a high level of coordination and not quabble about the jurisdictional issues to pass the buck. The PWD has been directed to make the people of Delhi aware about a toll-free telephone helpline number and a Whatsapp number immediately on which the people can send their water logging related complaints. All complaints must be resolved within 30 minutes of being received by pumping out water. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDelhi Traffic Police has provided a list of 277 points where waterlogging takes place, of which 157 have been declared to be critical, all these points have been shared with the respective agencies. PWD and other agencies have informed that they are ready with pumps to remove the water from waterlogging points. The Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure that the public does not face any inconvenience due to waterlogging and its related issues.last_img read more

Water supply to be affected on August 2 3

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi Jal Board on Wednesday issued an advisory that water supply will not be available or available at low pressure in the evening of Friday on August 2 and morning of Saturday on August 3.The Board stated that due to the interconnection work for shifting of 900 mm dia Kilokari Main and 450 mm dia Distribution Main at Gate no- Pragati Maindan, near New Supreme Court building under the Integrated Transit Corridor Development Plan of PWD ITPO Division ,water supply will be affected in IG Stadium, Delhi Secretariat, Pragati Maidan, Sunder Nagar, Nizammudin and adjoining areas. NDMC Area – Supreme Court, Rajiv Chowk, Bengali Market, Bhagwan Das Road, Tilak Marg, Pandara Road, Kaka Nagar, Rabinder Nagar, Bharti Nagar, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road and their adjoining areas.last_img read more

Montage 10th anniversary of landmark Metis case

first_imgAPTN National NewsThursday was the 10th anniversary of the Powley case.It all started when a Metis man from Sault Ste Marie, Ont., was charged with hunting moose without a license.At that time the Ontario government refused to recognize Metis even existed in the province.That all changed on Sept. 19, 2003, when the Supreme Court heard the case and forced Ontario to recognize the Metis as a nation with Aboriginal rights, including the right to hunt.Steve Powley, the man behind the case, died less than a year later. He is remembered as a hero to the Metis.Here’s a look back at that historic day.last_img

Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind rains

first_imgSydney: A vast and powerful cyclone made landfall Saturday along a remote stretch of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains amid safety fears for a small number of residents who’ve stayed in the area. A category 4 storm, with 5 being the strongest, Cyclone Trevor crossed the Gulf of Carpentaria coast at 9:50 a.m. local time (2250 GMT) in the far east of the Northern Territory, near its border with Queensland state. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Most of the sparsely populated area has been evacuated, with more than 2,000 people put up in temporary accommodation in the Northern Territory capital Darwin, and the nearby town of Katherine. But with the cyclone bringing wind gusts of up to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour), and with flash flooding expected as heavy rains meet hard-baked lands recently hit by drought, authorities have issued safety warnings for the small number of people who have stayed put. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Northern Territory Emergency Services spokesman Jason Collins said anyone remaining in Trevor’s path needed to have supplies to last at least three days, to take shelter and stay away from waterways. “Turn around, don’t drown. We may not be there to save you,” he said. “Emergency services are stretched.” Those remaining in the area, mostly farm holders, mine workers and local residents who opted not to leave, are believed to number less than a couple of dozen. Moving in a west-southwest direction, Cyclone Trevor was expected to weaken to category 2 by late Saturday. Meanwhile Cyclone Veronica, another category 4 system, was expected to cross the northwest Australian coast late Saturday night, bringing wind gusts of up to 230 kph (143 mph). Residents of Western Australia state’s coastal Pilbara region, which is also only lightly populated, have been warned to take cover. Cyclones are frequent in Australia’s tropical north and rarely claim lives. But two such large storms as Cyclones Trevor and Veronica crossing land on the same weekend is rare.last_img read more

RSPCA accused of putting down kittens for manageable condition without telling woman

“However when they were most recently seen by cattery staff and an experienced independent vet, it was felt they had deteriorated significantly, they were struggling to bear their own weight and hold the weight of their heads up to eat, and sadly they were felt to be suffering.”Any previous veterinary assessment does not reflect the findings at the time this sad decision was made, as a marked deterioration had occurred.””Sadly, in view of the worsening condition in these kittens which resulted in them suffering, the vet who examined them made the difficult decision to put them to sleep.”We would like to thank the foster carer for her dedication and support and are sorry we were unable to get hold of her to explain the vet’s sad decision at the time.”The independent vet who put the kittens down for the RSPCA said in a statement: “When I examined the kittens some were doing well but staff were particularly concerned about two, who were constantly falling over, struggled to get up and appeared to be having difficulty eating.“Sadly they were not coping well. Given they had deteriorated and did not appear to have a good quality of life it was felt the kindest decision was to put them to sleep, with the consent of RSPCA staff. The RSPCA said they were following professional veterinary advice and that the condition had deteriorated to the extent that it was causing suffering to the kittens.An RSPCA spokesman said: “The kittens were assessed by an independent vet who found two had a deteriorating neurological condition which the vet felt was causing them to suffer as they were struggling to stand, hold their heads up and eat.”As animal lovers ourselves, we understand how upsetting this has been for the foster carer however we have to follow the expert advice of qualified veterinary surgeons when it comes to welfare.”Our staff would not go against professional veterinary advice when it comes to an animal’s welfare.”While it was initially suspected that the kittens had cerebellar hypoplasia – a condition which makes them unsteady but usually able to lead happy lives – the deterioration that occurred would not generally be expected with this condition.”When two of the kittens first showed symptoms consistent with cerebellar hypoplasia we wholeheartedly hoped they will be able to rehomed, like we have other cats with this condition. “I have been a vet for many years and decisions such as this are never taken lightly, always with a heavy heart but putting the animal’s welfare first.” Lucy Pauley, a veterinary nurse, with one of her other kittens Alvin and mother cat SophieCredit:Caters News/Caters News “The RSPCA is amazing as whole, one of the best charities in the world in fact, but this particular vet played God with two lives, and it’s not acceptable.”We wouldn’t do it to humans, so why are we doing it to innocent kittens?” The RSPCA has been accused of putting down two kittens without informing the woman who fostered them for a “manageable condition” which can cause a wobbly walk.Lucy Pauley, a veterinary nurse, was heartbroken when the two 12-week-old kittens she had temporarily fostered from the charity were put to sleep, as she claims they could have gone on to enjoy happy lives.They suffered from the neurological disorder cerebellar hypoplasia – also known as “wobbly cat syndrome” – which .Ms Pauley had returned kittens Pumba and Diddy to the RSPCA’s Coventry and District branch on August 8, and they were then due to be re-homed by the charity.But the 24-year-old claims they were put down without her knowledge two days later after they fell down a ramp at the cattery due to their condition.She claims it was a rash decision taken by a locum which went against earlier advice of another vet at the branch.”The result of this miscommunication is that two kittens who I had cared for since their birth had been put down due to a condition the RSPCA themselves had originally said was not life-hindering,” she said.”Unfortunately my kittens are gone but I have to move forward and make sure that awareness is raised about this condition, and how they have handled it. Lucy Pauley, a veterinary nurse, with one of her other kittens Alvin and mother cat Sophie Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Man shot in leg allegedly by reporter says he cant work

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNo charges to be instituted against Travis Chase for shooting incident- DPPDecember 19, 2018In “Crime”Journalist shoots labourer who allegedly attacked himDecember 2, 2018In “Crime”Man who allegedly killed suspected bandit charged with murderMay 19, 2015In “Crime” Jimmy RamgobinJimmy Ramgobin, the 28-year-old labourer of Sandy Babb, Kitty Georgetown who was allegedly attacked and later shot by popular Journalist, Travis Chase two weeks ago is crying foul, alleging that the Police are trying to cover up the matter.The victim, met with media operatives on Tuesday and recounted the ordeal revealing that at no time did he attack and use bottles to pelt Chase as the Journalist claimed.According to the man, he went out for a night of drinking with friends and became intoxicated.While enroute to his home at around 01:00h in the morning of the incident, he lost consciousness and fell on the road way, reportedly in front of Chase’s girlfriends’ property which is located on De Abreu Street, kitty Georgetown.However, he was allegedly awakened by repeated kicks to his ribs and in a traumatized state attempted to escape the beating.“Between my sleep I feel somebody kicking me in my ribs when I look up, I see a man with a gun in he hand , I look on the other side, I see a girl standing on the other side , so I get up and I decided to run” Ramgobin related.He further recounted that while attempting to escape, he heard several shots rang out behind him and then felt a burning sensation on his right foot.“I heard about four to five shots behind me, I then stop on Garnett Street corner and then realize that I got shot, when I look back, I didn’t see anybody” the man revealed.Ramgobin said with blood oozing from his leg, he made his way to the Police Station where he reported the matter.Television journalist, Travis ChaseHe related that he was then taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he received treatment and was told by ranks that the matter would be investigated.When questioned, Ramgobin held out that at no time did he make any attempts to attack Chase as was reported to the Police.“There is no way I can attack a person and get shot behind my foot…there is no way I can attack him with a bottle and get shoot behind my foot, if I was attacking him, I was supposed to be shot in front so I did not shy him with no bottle” Ramgobin held out.According to the labourer, the bullet is currently lodged in his leg and could not be removed by doctors which is hindering his work.He says that he will not drop the matter, as he again maintained his innocence.“I can’t do no kind of heavy work right now and this time of the year, I does work hard for my money…this bullet has not been removed, its still in my foot, the doctor tell me that bullet can’t come out because it jamming the nerves and the tissue, until January, then they could see if they could operate to take it out”.When contacted, Chase told this publication that he has no comment noting that the matter is still with the Police.The Police however revealed that the case file into the matter is still with the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) awaiting directions. read more

No allparty talks today as Haass sets agreement deadline of noon Monday

first_imgTHERE WILL BE no all-party talks in Belfast today on the contentious parades and flags issues but some meetings will take place between various individuals.Former US diplomat Richard Haass, who is mediating the process, has set a recommencement time for the plenary of 6am Monday. There will then be six hours of talks before the deadline for an agreement is hit.He has said that the current differences between the party are “difficult but not intractable”.Talks finished up at 7.15pm yesterday and asked whether this was the final effort in the process, Haass said that the time had come to “fish or cut bait”.Haass and Harvard Professor Meghan O’Sullivan were asked to lead the discussions as the ministerial executive in Northern Ireland want all parties to strike a deal on how and when parades are conducted, as well as when flags are flown.They both returned to Belfast yesterday for the final round of talks. Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said it would be a “terrible embarrassment” for politicians in Stormont if the pair left without an agreement.‘Time to fish or cut bait’: Haass talks recommence, with Monday set as deadlinelast_img read more

Disaster Relief Bill Should Finally Bring 4 Billion To Texas Woman Accuses

first_imgTuesday, June 4, 2019Top afternoon stories:Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.An aerial view of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017.Disaster Relief Bill Should Finally Bring $4 Billion To TexasThe U.S. House of Representatives passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill Monday evening, which President Donald Trump is expected to sign. A key provision of the bill is a White House “shot clock,” implemented by Texas Senator John Cornyn, which would require the Office of Management and Budget to release more than $4 billion in disaster aid owed to Texas within a 90-day window. After Congress approved more than $16 billion in disaster relief funds in early 2018, efforts by Texas representatives to secure the state’s share have been frustrated by bureaucratic hurdles in OMB and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.U.S. Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, a Houston Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, a Friendswood Republican, recently introduced a bill with similar language to Cornyn’s provision demanding that HUD release the long overdue $4 billion to Houston-area districts still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.John L. Mone/APCardinal Daniel Dinardo.Woman Accuses Cardinal DiNardo Of Dismissing Sex Abuse CaseA Texas woman has accused Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, of dismissing a sex abuse case that involved a local highly-ranked clergy member.Laura Pontikes’ first report to the archdiocese about Monsignor Frank Rossi drawing her into a relationship that entailed sexual encounters had occurred in April 2016, according to The Associated Press. In December of that year, Pontikes met with DiNardo in Houston to talk to him about the relationship and says the cardinal declared her a “victim” of the priest.Pontikes says she was assured Rossi would never be a pastor or counsel women again, but subsequently found out that DiNardo had allowed the priest to take a new job as pastor in east Texas.The archdiocese acknowledged an inappropriate physical relationship between Rossi and Pontikes, but asserted that it was consensual and didn’t include sexual intercourse. In a written statement to AP, it defended its handling of the case, saying Rossi was immediately placed on leave and went for counseling after Pontikes reported him.Rossi’s alleged sexual relationship with Pontikes is now the subject of a criminal investigation in Houston.AP Photo/James MacPhersonA protest encampment along the route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota in 2017.Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years In PrisonProtesters could face up to 20 years in prison for interfering with oil and gas pipelines under a new proposal from the Trump Administration.The plan, if approved by Congress, would go beyond a similar crackdown Texas lawmakers approved during the recent state legislative session.It’s already against federal law to damage or destroy certain pipelines or pipeline facilities, namely those that are used in interstate or international commerce. But a proposal to Congress from the U.S. Department of Transportation would also make it illegal to vandalize or disrupt pipelines.The possible 20-year sentence is tougher than the 10 years protesters could soon face under a Texas bill headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.The Trump Administration’s pitch to Congress is part of a much broader proposal aimed at enhancing pipeline safety across the country. Sharelast_img read more

Tiny Roving Robots Help Ants Collect Food More Efficiently

first_imgStay on target Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsRobots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels European scientists have created tiny robots that can be introduced and accepted into insect societies.The lovechild of Ant-Man and Iron Man, these mobile machines are learning to work with insects (specifically, those of the family Formicidae) to eventually control serve humans.“The idea is to be able to solve [a] problem with a better solution than they [the robots and insects] can produce individually,” according to study lead Bertrand Collignon, of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.AdChoices广告Part of the EU-funded CyBioSys project (a component of the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation program), the ongoing research could be combined with other work teaching robots to communicate with animals.The process is fairly simple: A camera mounted inside the nest alerts the androids when a legion of ants are departing—a sure sign that food has been found.Embedded sensors then allow the bots to follow their creepy-crawly companions to the bounty, at which point the machines take over, using their “superior muscle power” to carry the feast back home.By working together, the robots (re-programmed off-the-shelf Thymio bots running on Raspberry Pi computers) and insects play to their respective strengths, creating a so-called “cyber-biological system” (CBS).Boasting an exceptional sense of smell, ants—as anyone who’s ever had an infestation knows—are pretty darn good at sniffing out dinner. But their miniscule bodies often can’t handle the weight of your crumbs, and some (despite an advanced pheromone system) get lost on the return journey.Robots, on the other hand, can carry a crapload more than the scuttling arthropods, in a fraction of the time.“This synergy will save the energy that should be consumed by the robots for constantly exploring the environment and quicken the collection of the food, making the ants more rapidly available for further exploration,” the project objective said.Infiltrating notoriously aggressive colonies—like ants and bees—is not new: A previous EU-funded venture found that small mobile robots could interact with cockroaches and influence their collective behavior.(A frightening glimpse into our future?)Continued work in the field may eventually lead to applications in search and rescue, exploring environments too dangerous or inaccessible for humans. Integrated artificial systems could also usher in new solutions to controlling animal behavior on farms.last_img read more

Researchers release DEDA to anonymize laser printer tracking dots

first_imgResearchers release DEDA to anonymize laser printer tracking dots by Martin Brinkmann on July 03, 2018 in Linux – 9 commentsDEDA is a new tool for Linux that researchers have created to read and decode the forensic information, and to anonymize information to protect against tracking.The Electronic Frontier Foundation discovered in 2008 that nearly all major color laser printer manufacturers added tracking dots to any printed document. The yellow tracking dots were invisible to the eye and apparently added to printouts on request of the U.S. government.The foundation stopped updating the list in 2017 stating that there is strong evidence that all laser printers use some form of tracking. The organization went on to suggest that there was a strong likelihood that printers who did not use yellow dots used a different system that was not yet identified.A team of researchers from TU Dresden in Germany published a research paper that provides deeper knowledge of laser printer printout tracking methods. The researchers discovered a new tracking pattern, managed to decode information, and developed an algorithm to detect and extract data.The researchers confirm the EFF’s initial discover that color printers add “tiny and systematic yellow dots” to printouts. The information usually includes the serial number of the printer and the data of the printout.The information can be read and encoded automatically using the right tools. The tracking data poses a risk to privacy as the information may be used to link the printout to a particular printer.The German researchers found four tracking dot patterns used by laser printers. The research paper provides an analysis of the code and structure for each.DEDAThe researchers released DEDA — tracking Dots Extraction, Decoding and Anonymisation toolkit —  which is available for Linux.You can install the tool using the command pip3 install deda. It supports different options:read tracking data from a scanned image: deda_parse_print INPUTFILEfind a divergent printer using several scanned printouts: deda_compare_prints INPUT1 INPUT2 [INPUT3]try to detect unknown patterns: libdeda/extract_yd.py INPUTFILEanonymize a scanned image: deda_clean_document INPUTFILE OUTPUTFILEanonymize a document for printing:save as PS file using pdf2ps: pdf2ps INPUT.PDF OUTPUT.PSprint testpage file: deda_anonmask_create -wscan document and pass lossless file: deda_anonmask_create -r INPUTFILEapply anonymization mask: deda_anonmask_apply mask.json DOCUMENT.PSThe researchers suggest that you analyze the printouts using a microscope if the masked page covers the tracking dots added to printouts by the laser printer.Probably the best course of action is to use inkjet printers whenever possible but if that is not possible, use DEDA to make sure tracking code is not embedded in printouts.Related articlesHP pushes third-party ink blocking printer firmware update (again)Remove the Microsoft XPS Document Writer printerResearchers Find Security Vulnerability In PrintersSummaryArticle NameResearchers release DEDA to anonymize laser printer tracking dotsDescriptionDEDA is a new tool for Linux that researchers have created to read and decode the forensic information, and to anonymize information to protect against tracking.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

First death in US tied to ecigarette use

first_img Lupus treatment: Current challenges & developments on AllMedx.com. Therapeutic advancements in the treatment of SLE. Read on AllMedx.com. Officials from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are reporting the death of an adult with severe respiratory illness. The death is being linked to e-cigarette use, with the CDC now reporting almost 200 vaping-related cases of severe lung disease across the United States.Hospitals across America have been reporting a wave of young people being hospitalized with acute lung problems over the past few months. The only common factor all these cases seem to share is that the patients use e-cigarettes.No particular e-cigarette product has been found to link all the cases, although some patients have reported some recent use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products. Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed it was now involved in the ongoing investigation with 193 specific cases reported across 22 states.“In many cases, patients reported a gradual start of symptoms including breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, and/or chest pain before hospitalization,” says the CDC in a recent statement. “Some cases reported mild to moderate gastrointestinal illness including vomiting and diarrhea and fatigue as well.”Now, the first possible e-cigarette related death in the United States is being reported by Illinois health officials. No information as to the identity, age or gender of the deceased individual has been revealed. However, the IDPH has announced in a statement that at least 22 individuals in the state, between the ages of 17 and 38, have now been hospitalized with severe respiratory illness.Robert Redfield, Director of the CDC, released a statement expressing the agency’s sadness at the recently reported death in Illinois. Redfield says the CDC is working with various state agencies to investigate these cases, and refers to the situation as an “ongoing outbreak”.“This tragic death in Illinois reinforces the serious risks associated with e-cigarette products,” says Redfield. “Vaping exposes users to many different substances for which we have little information about related harms – including flavorings, nicotine, cannabinoids, and solvents. CDC has been warning about the identified and potential dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping since these devices first appeared. E-cigarettes are not safe for youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not currently use tobacco products.” AllMedX AllMedX AllMedX Diagnosic tips for lupus: Clinical review articles on Allmedx.com. SLE basics & review articles: Treat with confidence on AllMedx.com. AllMedX Yes No I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Why does hair loss occur in lupus? Review articles on AllMedx.com. Google Analytics settings We recommend AllMedX Privacy policy Powered by AllMedX Learn the basics of treating lupus. Read review articles on AllMedx.com.last_img read more

The npm engineering team shares why Rust was the best choice for

first_imgLast month, the npm engineering team in a white paper shared why they chose Rust to rewrite their authorization service. If you are not already aware, npm is the largest package manager that offers both an open source and enterprise registry. The npm registry boasts of about 1.3 billion package downloads per day. Looking at the huge user base, it is not a surprise that the npm engineering team has to regularly keep a check on any area that causes performance problems. Though most of the network-bound operations were pretty efficient, while looking at the authorization service, the team saw a CPU-bound task that was causing a performance bottleneck. They decided to rewrite its “legacy JavaScript implementation” in Rust to make it modern and performant. Why the npm team chose Rust? C, C++, and Java were rejected by the team as C++ or C requires expertise in memory management and Java requires the deployment of JVM and associated libraries. They were then left with two options as the alternate programming languages: Go and Rust. To narrow down on one programming language that was best suited for their authorization service, the team rewrote the service in Node.js, Go, and Rust. The Node.js rewrite was acting as a baseline to evaluate Go or Rust. While rewriting in Node.js took just an hour, given the team’s expertise in JavaScript, the performance was very similar to the legacy implementation. The team finished the Go rewrite in two days but ruled it out because it did not provide a good dependency management solution. “The prospect of installing dependencies globally and sharing versions across any Go project (the standard in Go at the time they performed this evaluation) was unappealing,” says the white paper. Though the Rust rewrite took the team about a week, they were very impressed by the dependency management Rust offers. The team noted that Rust’s strategy is very much inspired by npm’s strategy. For instance, its Cargo command-line tool is similar to the npm command-line tool. All in all, the team chose Rust because not only it matched their JavaScript-inspired expectations, it also gave better developer experience. The deployment process of the new service was also pretty straightforward, and even after deployment, the team rarely encountered any operational issues. The team also states that one of the main reasons for choosing Rust was its helpful community. “When the engineers encountered problems, the Rust community was helpful and friendly in answering questions. This enabled the team to reimplement the service and deploy the Rust version to production.” What were the downsides of choosing Rust? The team did find the language a little bit difficult to grasp at first. The team shared in the white paper, “The design of the language front-loads decisions about memory usage to ensure memory safety in a different way than other common programming languages.” Rewriting the service in Rust came with an extra burden of maintaining two separate solutions for monitoring, logging, and alerting for the existing JavaScript stack and the new Rust stack. Given that it is quite a new language, Rust currently also lacks industry-standard libraries and best practices for these solutions. Read the white paper shared by npm for more details. Read Next Mozilla engineer shares the implications of rewriting browser internals in Rust Mozilla shares key takeaways from the Design Tools survey Mozilla partners with Scroll to understand consumer attitudes for an ad-free experience on the weblast_img read more

February 28 2007 While construction on the new

first_imgFebruary 28, 2007 While construction on the new Visitors Center entrance proceeds, access for physically challenged visitors has been temporarily moved to the parking area on the west-side of the North Vault. [Photo & text: sa] The maintenance department constructed a ramp to ease access. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

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