Jamie Foxx To Headline Autism Speaks Gala

first_imgGrammy and Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx will headline the Autism Speaks “Into the Blue” gala on October 4th at the Beverly Hills Hotel.The star-studded evening will feature celebrity ‘blue’ carpet arrivals, a cocktail reception with music by DJ Irie, an exclusive celebrity fashion experience, and a four-course dinner. “Into the Blue” raises funds to support the mission of Autism Speaks, the research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of children, adults and families affected by autism.This year’s honoree is Jeff Apploff, Founder of Apploff Entertainment and Executive Producer and Creator of hit game shows such as “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” and “Beat Shazam,” the mega-hit hosted by Foxx and deejayed by his daughter, Corinne Foxx. Apploff is a longtime supporter of Autism Speaks.“We appreciate Jeff’s dedication and tireless efforts to raise funds that help us meet the diverse needs of the autism community in California and throughout the country,” said Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger. “And we’re so grateful to Jamie Foxx, whose performance is sure to make the evening even more memorable.”Past gala honorees have included the Stephen Stills Family, FX’s COO Chuck Saftler, ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” Hollywood talent manager and producer Steven Grossman, and City National Bank’s SVP Harry Topping, Jr. among others. Previous celebrity and VIP performers have included Dave Grohl, Freddie Highmore, Sarah McLachlan, Pink, Conan O’Brien, Diane Kruger, Molly Sims, Raphael Saadiq, J.K. Simmons, Rick Springfield, Nikki Reed, Maria Menounos and Cirque de Soleil, among others.“Into the Blue” tickets, sponsorship opportunities and additional information are available here.The CDC estimates that 1 in 59 children is on the autism spectrum. Since 2012, Autism Speaks has provided more than 18 million people with programs and resources such as the Autism Treatment Network, which includes Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at UC Irvine. Autism Speaks also provides free tool kits to help manage a wide range of challenges, at every stage of life.last_img read more

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North meets south in a different kind of hockey game

first_imgDavid MosesSpecial to APTN National NewsIn Ontario there are hundreds of hockey leagues – but none quite like this.Hockey Cares matches teams from up north to teams in the south.The goal is that they all learn about one another.“Once we start talking about hockey, we know what we’re talking about, we’re speaking the same language,” said Sue Heddle, founder of Hockey Cares. “Hockey is a real way for kids to open up and talk to each other and that’s the way you start the conversation, with common ground.”news@aptn.calast_img

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Kerala CM accuses Modi of levelling false charges

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised the LDF government in Kerala over various issues, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Friday accused him of making “false” charges against the state and said such remarks were “unbecoming” of his position. Countering Modi’s charge that cases would be registeredin Kerala if anyone utters the God’s name, Vijayan challenged the Prime Minister to point out any single such case. “It is unfortunate that such an untruthful and concocted campaign has been unleashed by the Prime Minister. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Such charges, which had no connection with the truth, is unbecoming of his position,” he said in an article released to media. The cases registered in the state in connection with the Sabarimala agitation were not for uttering the name of the God, but to unleash violence, he said. In the detailed article, the CPI(M) veteran also rejected Modi’s charges that devotees were not allowed to follow their rituals and poojas in the southern state. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Referring to the allegations made by the Prime Minister against him in connection with the Lavalin case, Vijayan said his statement was a challenge to the rule of law as he was acquitted by the court in the case. “The Prime Minister’s allegation that the state government is responsible for the August flood is contradictory to facts. His politics is behind such allegations,” Vijayan said alleging that the BJP government at the Centre had allotted only nominal financial aid to Kerala to overcome the deluge. While speaking at poll rally here Thursday, Modi had lashed out at the LDF government and said the Communists have problems with regard to “our rituals”. “They do not like poojas and rituals. We know that. They cannot crush our faith. Today, people here cannot even utter the name of their God, false cases are registered against them and they are hit with lathis,” Modi had said. Attacking Vijayan and his Left frot government, Modi alleged it was drowned in corruption. “Even the Chief Minister is facing allegations on Lavlin (corruption case) matter. Other ministers are also facing corruption charges. They are even trying to loot money that came for the rehabilitation of flood victims,” Modi charged. He had also alleged that the devastating floods in Kerala last year was due to lapses of the government, rather than a natural calamity.last_img read more

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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks closed broadly higher Friday as investors bet that a report showing the U.S. added fewer jobs than expected last month increases the odds that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in coming months.The rally capped a week of gains that gave the benchmark S&P 500 index its best week since late November and reversed most of the market’s losses in May.On Friday:The S&P 500 index rose 29.85 points, or 1.1%, to 2,873.34.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 263.28 points, or 1%, to 25,983.94.The Nasdaq composite climbed 126.55 points, or 1.7%, to 7,742.10.The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies picked up 10.85 points, or 0.7%, to 1,514.39.For the week:The S&P 500 gained 121.28 points, or 4.4%.The Dow rose 1,168.90 points, or 4.7%.The Nasdaq climbed 288.95 points, or 3.9%.The Russell 2000 added 48.90 points, or 3.3%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 366.49 points, or 14.6%.The Dow is up 2,656.48 points, or 11.4%.The Nasdaq is up 1,106.82 points, or 16.7%.The Russell 2000 is up 165.83 points, or 12.3%.The Associated Press read more

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WB report notes decline in women participating in Sri Lankas workforce

“Addressing the many issues that keep women from joining and succeeding in Sri Lanka’s workforce will require concerted efforts,” said Jennifer Solotaroff, Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank and author of the report. “Various stakeholders — ranging from relevant government ministries, to education providers, to public sector and especially private sector employers — must use their comparative strengths to help expand women’s options for productive, safe, and fairly compensated work.” (Colombo Gazette) Going forward, the report recommends multi-pronged strategies to help women gain employment and then continue to thrive in the workplace.Starting young, career development initiatives can help girls acquire the education, skills and confidence to pursue courses, particularly in the STEM fields of general education or in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs that teach non-traditional skills, which are in demand from prospective employers.Once women are at work, increasing the availability of high-quality child care services, improving access to part-time work and maternity leave, and addressing socio-physical constraints on women’s mobility through safe transportation and telecommuting are essential to helping them remain in the workforce. Workplaces must embrace gender equity in labor legislation and non-discriminatory policies, including zero tolerance for sexual harassment. By undertaking ethical branding initiatives and women-centered training programs, the private sector could help expand women’s share of employment and firm ownership in emerging industries. “Getting women to work is not just about supporting human rights; it’s about smart economics”, said Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, the World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives. “Lifting the barriers to women’s participation in the workforce will not only help Sri Lanka realize its economic potential and build on its several achievements, it will also increase the equitable sharing of the development benefits”. Removing barriers to women’s paid work will encourage more Sri Lankan women to participate in the workforce, finds a new World Bank report.Safe childcare and transportation, early orientation to career development to better prepare girls to enter and remain in the workforce and implementing gender equal labor laws and practices are among recommendations of the report. Getting to Work points to three factors that impede women’s participation in the paid workforce.First, marriage, childrearing, and related household chores that fall disproportionately on women deter their participation in labor markets. Marriage drastically lowers women’s odds—by 26 percentage points—of becoming a paid employee, while for men it slightly increases the odds, by 2.5 percentage points. Second, women are not entering educational fields or acquiring the skills that are sought by employers, particularly in the private sector. Third, gender discrimination in job search, hiring, and promotion keeps women from obtaining high-skill and management jobs, where men continue to dominate. The report Getting to Work: Unlocking Women’s Potential in Sri Lanka’s Labor Force notes that despite steady economic growth, the number of women participating in Sri Lanka’s workforce has declined to 36 percent in 2016 from 41 percent in 2010. Sri Lankan women, especially younger ones, do not sufficiently acquire marketable skills, face higher unemployment rates, and can expect to receive lower wages than men. read more

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Worlds largest new diamond mine starts producing

first_imgCommissioning of the Gahcho Kué diamond plant has been completed ahead of schedule and the ramp up to commercial production has commenced. Gahcho Kué remains on track to achieve commercial production on schedule during the first quarter of 2017.First ore at the Gahcho Kué mine was exposed on March 23, 2016, and under the commissioning phase first ore was introduced to the plant on June 20, 2016, with first commissioning diamonds recovered on June 30, 2016. Mountain Province President and CEO, Patrick Evans: “Successful plant commissioning and the start of ramp up to production at the world’s largest new diamond mine is a major achievement for the Gahcho Kué joint venture and a tribute to the operating partner De Beers Canada.” Mountain Province is also pleased to report the recovery of the two gem quality “special” (+10.8 ct) diamonds during the ramp up commissioning phase. A 12.10 ct diamond was recovered during plant commissioning on July 29, 2016, and a 24.65 ct diamond was recovered on August 1, 2016. The first split of ramp up diamond production between Mountain Province and De Beers is scheduled for mid-September and the company’s first diamond sale is expected to take place before the end of 2016.Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada’s Northwest Territories.  Gahcho Kué is the world’s largest new diamond mine and projected to produce an average of 4.5 Mct/y over a 12 year mine life.The Gahcho Kué project consists of a cluster of four diamondiferous kimberlites, three of which have a probable mineral reserve of 35.4 Mt grading 1.57 ct/t for total diamond content of 55.5 Mct.A 2014 NI 43-101 feasibility study report filed by Mountain Province (available on SEDAR) indicates that the Gahcho Kué project has an IRR of 32.6%.last_img read more

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New Smackdown Womens Champion crowned at TLC Ronda Rousey interferes in match

first_img Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Asuka won the first ever Women’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs match to capture her first WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship on Sunday night.What happened in the first Women’s TLC match?Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair were up on the ladder fighting. Ronda Rousey came walking down to the ring and decided to pay back Becky and Charlotte by pushing the ladder, causing Becky and Charlotte to fall to the outside. This allowed Asuka to climb up the ladder and capture her first Women’s championship.Quick history of the Ronda, Becky and Charlotte feudThe Monday prior to Survivor Series, Becky attacked Ronda Rousey backstage on RAW and later suffered a broken nose from Nia Jax. The match between Becky and Ronda never happened. Becky had picked Charlotte as her replacement for Survivor Series. Ronda ended up winning the match against Charlotte by disqualification. Charlotte attacked Ronda with a kendo stick and did a number on her.The storyline continued tonight with Ronda Rousey’s payback causing Becky not to retain and causing Charlotte a chance of winning the championship. Pinterest Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 center_img Facebook WhatsApp WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmicklast_img read more

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Goodbye 2018 Three players are Premier League most lethal footballers

first_imgHarry Kane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah are tied as the number one scorers of the English Premier LeagueWe are closing the year 2018, which means we have to see how the top leagues in the world are ending their first half of the season.Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah are the most lethal goalscorers in the English Premier League.All three are tied in first place of the Top Goalscorers standings of the EPL.They are followed by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard with 10.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.But closing in are Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, who have scored 9 goals so far in the league.Richarlison from Everton closes the Top 5 with 9 goals after 20 matches played in the EPL.Last season, Salah was the best goalscorer in England with 32 goals for the Reds, two ahead of the 30 Kane scored for Tottenham.Who do you think will close the 2018-2019 season on top?last_img read more

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Petr Cech to retire from football at the end of the

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced today that he will retire from football at the end of this season.In light of losing his starting spot at Arsenal to German Bernd Leno, Cech has decided to end his stunning 20-year playing career.“This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of the season,” wrote Cech on Twitter.“Having played 15 years in the Premier League, and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve.“I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”The 36-year-old first arrived in England in July 2004 when Chelsea signed him from French side Rennes for £7m.In that time, Cech became one of the world’s best keepers after winning the Premier League Golden Glove award four times and being named Best European Goalkeeper three times.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.In total, Cech has kept 207 clean sheets in 443 Premier League games for both Chelsea and Arsenal over the past 14 and a half years.The former Czech Republic international won the league four times at Chelsea along with four FA Cups, four Community Shields, three EFL Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League.Since arriving at Arsenal in 2015, Cech has won one FA Cup and two Community Shields and now turns his attention to ending the final season of his career in search of another piece of silverware for his trophy collection.pic.twitter.com/xRnP0Rnv21— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) January 15, 2019last_img read more

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Send The Columbian your best July 4 photos on Wednesday

first_imgOn the Fourth of July as you’re taking photos of your celebrations in your neighborhood, send us your best photos, and we’ll put them online on www.columbian.com. We’re hoping to get slice-of-life Americana photos of July 4 neighborhood parades, barbecues, picnics, three-legged races, fireworks and more. Email your photos to neighbors@columbian.com, click on the “submit photo” button on the Columbian.com homepage, or click here for the submission form.last_img

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Shania Twain Now Is No 1 Album

first_imgCountry star earns her second career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200; Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Tom Petty in the Top 10Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 9, 2017 – 7:30 am Right about now is a great time to be Shania Twain. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 28, 2017 – 11:31 am Miley Cyrus On Dolly Parton, “Rainbowland” Duet Shania Twain: ‘Now’ Is No. 1 Album NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2015 – 12:05 pm Shania Twain Wins Best Female Country Vocal Performance The five-time GRAMMY winner earned her second career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with her new LP, Now. It totaled 137,000 equivalent album units — including 134,000 in traditional album sales — and marks the first chart-topping country set by a female artist since Miranda Lambert’s Platinum in 2014, according to Billboard.Now is the second country set to top the Billboard 200 in 2017, following Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes. Twain s set to hit the road to promote Now in 2018.Following his passing on Oct. 2, Tom Petty’s Greatest Hits jumped to No. 2. Facebook Email Twitter Demi Lovato notched her sixth Top 10 album with Tell Me You Love Me at No. 3. Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus’ Younger Now also bowed in the Top 10 at No. 5, marking her 11th Top 10 album overall. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 3, 2017 – 2:01 pm Recording Academy Remembers Tom Petty News Shania Twain’s New Album Comes In At No. 1 shania-twain-now-no-1-album Demi Lovato Talks Passion, New Album, Cardi B & Jiu-Jitsulast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Friday Jan 11 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsNegotiations continue as members of a state House – still in disarray – try to find a majority coalitionAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe legislative session starts Tuesday, and there is still no clear majority in the Alaska House. Republicans expected a 21-to-19 majority after the fall election, but Representative Gary Knopp of Kenai says he wants a more balanced coalition that includes Democrats.A functioning government or border security? Murkowski wants bothLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.“I’ve got a lot of people who are saying ‘Lisa, you’ve got to stand with the president. …’” Murkowski said on the Senate floor. “And then I have an equal number that are saying, ‘Please, please, do something to help reopen this government.’”State agency orders review following accident at Prudhoe Bay wellElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageA state agency is holding a public hearing and requesting a field-wide review of all of BP’s oil wells at Prudhoe Bay following an accident last month.DEC says about 3,000 gallons of diesel spilled near village of BeaverDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThere’s been a large fuel spill in the Yukon Flats village of Beaver.Faith-based shelter fights bar transgender womenAssociated PressA federal judge heard arguments Friday in a lawsuit filed by a faith-based Anchorage women’s shelter against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women.Wood stove emissions device test shows promiseDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA wood stove emissions control device, known as an electrostatic precipitator, was tested at a conference in Washington DC last month, and the results are promising.Friends went looking for a missing Southeast Alaska artist. Instead, they found a note.Nathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage“To the world and all concerned: This is to officially notify you that Eric and Pam Bealer, by their own choice and free will, have committed suicide,” the note said. “We have gone to some effort to hide our bodies, as we do not want them found. Please do not waste time and money looking. It would serve no purpose. We are gone, leave us to our peace.”AK: Sitka, one of the best kept secrets for surfersBrielle Schaeffer, KCAW – SitkaWarmer winters have pushed Sitka snowboarders and other adventurers out of the mountains and into the water.  The ocean swell and rock breaks right near the heart of town create prime wave conditions. But locals are worried about revealing too much about their secret spot.49 Voices: Jannelle Trowbridge of NomeWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Jannelle Trowbridge from Nome. Trowbridge is a UAA student and Arctic Youth Ambassador who almost a decade ago sailed up to Alaska with her family from Michigan.last_img read more

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On RTI EC refuses to share dissent notes on Modis election

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has refused to disclose dissent notes of its member Ashok Lavasa in connection with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches during campaigning for Lok Sabha elections, in response to an RTI seeking the same. The EC stated that disclosing the notes would endanger the life or physical safety of the individual. Also Read – Chandrayaan-2 reaches nearer to moon with orbit change Advertise With Us Section 8(1) (g) of the RTI Act, 2005 pertains to information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes. The EC’s refusal to disclose Lavasa’s dissent notes comes just weeks after the poll body rejected by a 2-1 majority Lavasa’s demand that dissenting views on model code violations during elections should be made part of orders and decided it will be only included in internal files. Also Read – Shia Waqf Board claims right over disputed Ayodhya land Advertise With Us “In the meeting of the full Commission held today, regarding the issue of MCC, it was inter alia decided that proceedings of the Commission meeting would be drawn, including the views of all the Commission members. Thereafter, formal instructions would be issued in consonance with the present laws and rules,” the Commission had stated after a meeting of the poll body to discuss the issue. Advertise With Us A number of complaints regarding violations of the model code of conduct, which came into force on March 10, had cropped up in the run-up to general elections in the country. The model code was lifted on May 26, after the culmination of the seven-phase electoral exercise. Last month, Lavasa had opposed and dissented on the clean chits given by the Commission to Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah over the alleged violations of the model code of conduct by them during their election campaign. The Congress and CPI (M) had claimed that Modi’s speeches invoking the armed forces in the context of the Balakot aerial strikes and on issues relating to minorities were in violation of the model code of conduct.last_img read more

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Schmid Named to Ben Hogan Watch List

first_imgThe Ben Hogan Trophy was first issued in 1990 and also included academic achievement in its original list of standards. In 2002, the Ben Hogan Award moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and revised its criteria to its current standard of honoring the outstanding amateur collegiate golfer. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville men’s golfer Matthias Schmid was selected as one of 28 collegiate players named to the watch list for the 2019 Ben Hogan Award, according to a joint announcement made by the Hogan Trophy Award Foundation, the Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).One of the nation’s top-ranked amateur players, Schmid is ranked 12th in the nation in the latest Golfweek amateur rankings. He is coming off a solid fall campaign, picking up his first career win at the Old Towne Club and registering two other top-five finishes.In 19 career events, the Maxhvette, Germany, native owns a career stroke average of 70.67 and has eight finishes in the top 10 in only two seasons.The Ben Hogan Award presented by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is given annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during a 12-month period from June to May.Four players have strong ties to the Ben Hogan Award, most notably Morikawa, who was finalist in 2018 after being named a semifinalist in 2017. Meanwhile, Bauchou, Hovland and Suh were among the 10 semifinalists a year ago.This year’s list of 10 semifinalists, which could include individuals not on the watch list, will be unveiled on Wednesday, April 17. On Thursday, May 2, that group will be pared down to three finalists.The finalists will attend a black-tie dinner at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday, May 20, prior to the start of the PGA TOUR’s Charles Schwab Challenge, where the winner will be crowned.The Ben Hogan Award Selection Committee, which votes during each stage of the process, is comprised of leaders in collegiate, amateur and professional golf. Ben Hogan Award winners have combined to accumulate 41 PGA TOUR victories and more than $200 million in prize money. Six winners are currently ranked in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings—Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Cantlay, Kyle Stanley, Ryan Moore and Peter Uihlein. Other recipients include: Ricky Barnes, Matt Every, Doug Ghim, Bill Haas, Chris Kirk, Hunter Mahan, Maverick McNealy, Patrick Rodgers, Nick Taylor, D.J. Trahan and Chris Williams. To find the latest information on The Ben Hogan Award, its candidates and its previous winners, visit TheBenHoganAward.org and follow @BenHoganAward on Twitter.Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more September 8, 2008 – Excluding cardiac causes in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain using myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) can prevent unnecessary admissions, making it a cost-efficient tool in the evaluation of these patients, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.Assessment of patients presenting to the ED with suspected cardiac chest pain and a nondiagnostic electrocardiogram (ECG) is lengthy and costly and the study’s authors hypothesized MCE could be used as a more cost-efficient way to detecting those with chest pain that is noncardiac in nature. Accordingly, cost-efficiency was evaluated in 957 patients presenting to the ED with suspected cardiac chest pain, but no ST-segment elevation on the ECG, who underwent MCE. Economic outcome calculations were based on costs estimated from national average Medicare charges adjusted by a cost–charge ratio. Based on routine clinical criteria, 641 patients (67 percent) were admitted to the hospital, whereas 316 (33 percent) were discharged directly from the ED. The average cost per patient using routine evaluation was $5,000. Patients with normal MCE results (523) had a very low primary event rate (death, acute myocardial infarction) of 0.6 percent within 24 hours after presentation, making it relatively safe to discharge patients directly from the ED with a normal MCE result. Researchers said if MCE had been used for decision making, 523 patients (55 percent) would have been discharged directly from the ED and 434 (45 percent) would have been admitted to the hospital, which would have prevented unnecessary admissions and tests and could have saved an average of $900 per patient. The study was conducted by the Cardiovascular Division and Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, in Portland, OR. The work was supported by a grant from GE Healthcare and grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Society of Echocardiography.The study was conducted by doctors Jared J. Wyrick, Saul Kalvaitis, K. John McConnell, Diana Rinkevich, Sanjiv Kaul, and Kevin Wei.For more information: www.ajconline.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | September 07, 2008 Study Shows Cost Efficiency of Contrast Echocardiography to Triage ED Patients Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read morelast_img read more

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The Flock program provides grants to Aragon teams worth 1 million

first_imgThe team at Aragon started their journey towards a decentralized model at the beginning of 2018. Now finally, the vision has become a reality with two teams contributing to Aragon’s development: Aragon One and Aragon DAC. To further strengthen this motive, new Aragon teams need to be brought on board. This is why the team has been working on a program called ‘Flock’  for selecting new Aragon teams, which will provide a minimum grant of $1,000,000 for operational costs. The Aragon project For those who are not familiar with the Aragon project, it aims to disintermediate the creation and maintenance of organizational structures by using blockchain technology. They provide tools for users to become entrepreneurs and run their own organization while easily and securely managing it. The Aragon organizations are powered by Ethereum, a global blockchain in which code and applications always run without any possibility of downtime or censorship. The traditional Blockchain technology has a network of thousands of computers all over the globe. Users can set up their own nodes and all the necessary data is replicated across the network. There is a single shared point of cryptographically verifying the data. Alternatively, the decentralized design encouraged by Aragon ensures prohibiting interference of government or a malicious third-party in an organizations way of working. What is Flock? The Flock program is released in alpha to structure grants to Aragon teams. The program will handle the initial application and pre-selection process for new Aragon teams. Independent teams will be selected to work on the core components and products of the Aragon project. The funds provided are intended to cover: The operational costs for research, development, and maintenance of the Aragon products and ecosystem for one year. The minimum amount of funds available for operations is $1 million. An incentivization package in ANT While the process of onboarding new teams will begin in the next few months, Aragon will be opening conversations with potential teams soon. You can head over to Aragon’s blog to know more about their decentralization initiative. Alternatively, visit their GitHub page to know how to sign up your team to Aragon. Read Next Mozilla pledges to match donations to Tor crowdfunding campaign up to $500,000JFrog, a DevOps based artifact management platform, bags a $165 million Series D fundingOmniSci, formerly MapD, gets $55 million in series C fundinglast_img read more

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Australias Facial recognition and identity system can have chilling effect on freedoms

first_imgOn Wednesday, The Guardian reported that various civil rights groups and experts are warning that using the near real-time matching of citizens’ facial images risks a profound chilling effect on protest and dissent. The facial recognition system is capable of rapidly matching pictures of people captured on CCTV with their photos stored in government records to detect criminals and identity theft. What is this facial recognition and identity system? Last year in October, the Australian government agreed on establishing a National Facial Biometric Matching Capability and signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on Identity Matching Services. This system was aimed to make it easier for security and law enforcement agencies to identify suspects or victims of terrorism or other criminal activities and to combat identity crime. Under this agreement, agencies in all jurisdiction are allowed to use this new face matching service to access passport, visa, citizenship, and driver license images. The systems consist of two parts: Face Verification Service (FVS): This is a one-to-one, image-based verification service that matches a person’s photo against an image on one of the government records to help verify their identity. Face Identification Service (FIS): Unlike FVS, this is a one-to-many, image-based identification service that matches a photo of an unknown person against multiple government records to help to identify the person. What are some concerns the system poses? Since its introduction, the facial recognition and identity system has raised major concerns among academics, privacy experts, and civil rights groups. This system records and processes citizens’ sensitive biometric information regardless of whether they have committed or are suspected of an offense. In a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Professor Liz Campbell of Monash University points out that “the capability” breaches privacy rights. This system allows the collection, storage, and sharing of personal details from people who are not even suspected of an offense. According to Campbell, the facial recognition and identity system also prone to errors: “Research into identity matching technology indicates that ethnic minorities and women are misidentified at higher rates than the rest of the population.” On investigating FBI’s facial recognition and identity system, the US full house committee on oversight and government reform also found that the system has some inaccuracies: “Facial recognition technology has accuracy deficiencies, misidentifying female and African American individuals at a higher rate. Human verification is often insufficient as a backup and can allow for racial bias.” These inaccuracies are often because of the underlying algorithms, which are capable of identifying people who look more like its creators. For instance, in the British and Australian context, it is good at identifying white men. In addition to these inaccuracies, there are also concerns about the level of access given to private corporations and the legislation’s loose wording, which could allow it to be used for purposes other than combating criminal activities. Lesley Lynch, the deputy president of NSW Council for Civil Liberties believes that these systems will have an ill effect on our freedom of political discussion: “It’s hard to believe that it won’t lead to pressure, in the not too distant future, for this capability to be used in many contexts, and for many reasons. This brings with it a real threat to anonymity. But the more concerning dimension is the attendant chilling effect on freedoms of political discussion, the right to protest and the right to dissent. We think these potential implications should be of concern to us all.” What the supporters are saying? Despite these concerns, New South Wales is in favor of the capability and is legislating to allow state driver’s licenses to be shared with the commonwealth and investing $52.6m over four years to facilitate its rollout. Samantha Gavel, the NSW’s privacy commissioner said that the facial recognition and identity system has been designed with “robust” privacy safeguards. Gavel said that the system is developed in consultation with state and federal privacy commissioners, and she expressed confidence in the protections limiting access by private corporations: “I understand that entities will only have access to the system through participation agreements and that there are some significant restraints on private sector access to the system.” David Elliott, NSW Minister for Counter-Terrorism said that the system will help prevent identity theft and there will be a limit to its use. Mr. Elliott said in state parliament: “People will not be charged for jaywalking just because their facial biometric information has been matched by law enforcement agencies. The Government will make sure that members of the public who have a driver license are well and truly advised that this information and capability will be introduced as part of this legislation. I am an avid libertarian when it comes to freedom from government interference and [concerns] have been forecasted and addressed in this legislation.” To read the full story head over to The Guardian’s official website. Read Next Google’s new facial recognition patent uses your social network to identify you! Amazon tried to sell its facial recognition technology to ICE in June, emails reveal Emotional AI: Detecting facial expressions and emotions using CoreML [Tutorial]last_img read more

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first_imgObservers of the Costa Rican coffee market got a jolt this week when the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE) released figures amounting to a 20 percent drop in coffee exports between January and the same month last year. Costa Rican coffee exports are down 19 percent to date during the current 2015-2016 season compared with the same period last year, starting in October.But just because exports are down doesn’t mean Costa Rican farmers aren’t enjoying high prices. The value of Costa Rican coffee exports increased 11 percent — an additional $30 million — during 2015 compared to 2014, according to a year-end report from the Foreign Trade Promotion Office.So exports are down but farmers and exporters are still making more? What’s going on?ICAFE President Ronald Peters told The Tico Times that several factors are at play but the most important is coffee futures. While international prices for coffee are relatively low at the moment — roughly $1.20/lb — growers in 2015 benefited from coffee futures negotiated in 2014 or before that paid $1.85/lb on average for Costa Rican coffee. Peters said that the prices were welcome, since the last several years have been difficult for producers between the lingering effects of the coffee fungus roya and low prices.“We need to take advantage of these jumps [in price] when we can,” Peters said.The ICAFE president said that even if futures sold this year aren’t as competitive as those from the last two proved to be, hopefully production will be able to rebound enough to make up the difference in lower prices.As the controls for roya improve, production has started to recover. Peters said that ICAFE forecast that the 2015-2016 harvest in Costa Rica will grow between 3 and 5 percent to more than 2 million 46-kg sacks of processed coffee over the 2014-2015 season. And the 2014-2015 season grew by 4.5 percent over the season before that.Exports might have been down 20 percent in January but Peters brushed it off as a fluke, saying that it could have to do with the pace of the harvest or other factors on the ground. He said that the export figures could even out over the next several months as the larger harvest makes its way to market.Peters said that to keep production growing farmers will need to invest in their fields, including planting new coffee trees. But in the meantime he was hopeful about this year’s season, “not only for the little more coffee we’re going to see this harvest but also by taking advantage of the futures we sold last year.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica’s best coffee hails once again from Naranjo Global Peace Index: Violence costs Costa Rica nearly $4 billion every year World Bank: Doing business in Costa Rica has never been easier Uber gets $200 million for international expansionlast_img read more

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first_imgFollow Adam Green on Twitter TEMPE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald has yet to miss a game this season, so even though the receiver is banged up, it may be unwise to assume the Arizona Cardinals will have to make it a go without their leading pass catcher.Even in Sunday’s 23-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers, after Fitzgerald left the field with an apparent injury at the end of the second quarter, he ended up playing on 87 percent of the team’s offensive snaps — most among receivers — and caught 12 passes for 133 yards. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Wetzel was solidImmediately following Sunday’s win, Arians said he couldn’t really evaluate left tackle John Wetzel’s performance but noted he didn’t notice him so that must have been a good sign.By Monday, he had a chance to watch the film, and his impression did not change.“In the running game, poor,” he said of his offensive line overall. “In pass protection, fairly solid. I thought John Wetzel played a really solid game. But the other guys can all play better.”Wetzel was making his first career start at left tackle, a position he will handle now with starter Jared Veldheer on injured reserve.In evaluating his first start, Wetzel said he needs to work on small stuff, including technique issues. But overall, the game went as expected.“I was kind of prepared and nothing really surprised me like that,” he said.Wetzel said he felt more comfortable as the game went on, and having a chance to play some left tackle in Carolina aided his transition.“Once you get the first couple plays in, for me, I started to get a little comfortable, go out there, do your job and make some blocks and you start feeling a little bit more comfortable as the game keeps going,” he said. “And then you’ve just got to maintain that as the game keeps rolling.” FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Arizona Cardinals’ Andre Ellington (38) is tackled by Carolina Panthers’ Leonard Johnson (23) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Panthers cornerback Leonard Johnson made a big impact in his first game with Carolina last Sunday with eight tackles and a sack against the Arizona Cardinals. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   “I assume,” he said. “But my job is just to stay ready, whenever they call on me just to be ready to go.”Injury updateThere will be no official injury report until Wednesday, though Arians said there was nothing major to report on that front Monday. As noted above he said he believes Fitzgerald will be day-to-day, and he put Alex Okafor in that same group of players who could be back at practice Wednesday or Thursday. As for safety Tyrann Mathieu, who missed Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, the coach said he, too, is day-to-day.“We should have everybody back for this ballgame,” he added.Mathieu was close?Up until Friday of last week, Arians had refused to rule Mathieu out for the game against the 49ers. Turns out, by Sunday, Mathieu was closer to being able to play than not.“Probably about 80 percent,” Arians answered on how close the safety was to suiting up.But, it appears Mathieu is on track to play in Minnesota, as Arians said Monday his strength is back and he will be cleared to get back on the field.“I want to see him practice and see how he looks,” the coach said.Mathieu injured his shoulder early in Arizona’s Week 8 loss to Carolina. After the game, 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward told reporters Fitzgerald informed him that he tore something, and though Fitzgerald did not say anything of that sort, he did admit he’s felt better.Fitzgerald did add he expects to be ready to play in the next game on the road against the Minnesota Vikings, and on Monday Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said his receiver is day-to-day and that he “would be shocked” if his star missed the game in his hometown.If Fitzgerald cannot play, however, the next man up at his position may not be a receiver. In talking about Andre Ellington’s increased involvement early in Sunday’s win, Arians said they would have liked to have given him another series, but that was not doable.“With Larry — he had practiced in Larry’s spot at receiver all week,” Arians said. “So, that gives us more depth in case Larry is hobbled.”Now in his fourth season, Ellington is learning a new position.“Been learning it day by day,” he said. “It’s just a different role I’m taking on right now. But I enjoy the role, and I’m going to make the best of it.”For a running back, Ellington has shown solid ability in the passing game. He has 105 career catches for 951 yards and three touchdowns, and is an electric player with the ball in his hands. So in a lot of ways, it makes sense that the team would at least experiment with him in the role, if only because David Johnson is not likely to cede too many snaps at running back. But still, there is a difference between being someone who can make plays as a receiver out of the backfield and one who can actually play the receiver position.“It’s different, just because you’ve got a guy pretty much running with you the whole time,” Ellington said. “As opposed to running routes off linebackers, now you’re running them off DBs. It’s a little bit of a different feel, but it’s an adjustment I can make.”Even if the 5-foot-9, 199-pound Ellington gets the hang of playing Fitzgerald’s role, there is no chance he could replicate what the 6-foot-3, 218-pound receiver does on a play-by-play basis. Ellington said the biggest adjustment for him would come on the timing routes, and as long as he gets his steps down he’ll be good.Whether the Cardinals have to turn to Ellington as a receiver or not, as Arians said, working him in that spot would give the team more receiver depth, which is big since the position took a hit when Jaron Brown was lost for the season with an ACL injury.Ellington is not sure if he will continue to get reps at receiver, but says if that is what they want him to do, he’s fine with it. Besides, that change — along with his early involvement in Sunday’s win — could be a sign that the team wants him involved in the offense.last_img read more

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