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There are cancer causing contaminants in the air in Hamilton, St. Catharines, and other industrial cities, according to researchers at Mcgill University.Benzene is known to cause acute myeloid leukemia or AML which is a cancer of the bone marrow or blood.According to the associate medical officer of health in hamilton, the numbers in the study don’t tell the whole story.Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Bart Harvey says, “In Hamilton in and around 20 hamiltonians are diagnosed with AML, and if I can put that into context every year slightly more than 3,000 Hamiltonians are diagnosed with cancer.”Not all the troubled neighborhoods were surrounded by industry in fact the area with the highest number of cases was in Westdale where it came in at 85 cases per million people a year the canadian average is 30. read more

2 10 19

In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban welcomed the countries’ compliance, saying “both submissions represent an important contribution to building momentum and strengthening prospects for reaching a new and meaningful climate change agreement at COP-21 (the UN Climate Change Conference) in Paris at the end of the year.” The statement noted, “The INDCs submitted today and since March offer a floor, and not a ceiling for ambition, and are critical for building momentum and trust on the road to COP-21 in Paris.”The Secretary-General thanked the President of China, Xi Jinping, and the President of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, for their leadership and strong commitment in addressing climate change.Mr. Ban also encouraged other countries to accelerate the preparation and submission of their INDCS. “A key step to reaching a universal and meaningful climate agreement in Paris is the timely submission of INDCs by all countries well in advance of Paris,” the statement concluded. read more

2 10 19

Several people were killed in the “complex” attack in Sévaré, including troops belonging to the G5 Sahel joint force – a military task force composed of armed forces of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. Members of the Malian armed forces were also killed.In a statement issued by his spokesperson on Friday, Mr. Guterres underscored the “important role” the G5 Sahel joint force is playing in countering violent extremism and terrorism in the Sahel region and called on the international community to step up its support to the joint force.  He also said that the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) continues to provide logistical support to the joint force in line with the relevant Security Council resolution.In the statement, the UN chief also offered his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injuredIn a separate statement, the Security Council also condemned the attack and underscored the need to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of such “reprehensible acts” of terrorism to justice.The members of the Council also welcomed the “continued determination” of the G5 Sahel States to unite their efforts to address the impact of terrorism and transnational organized crime in the Sahel region, including through the development of the joint force.They also expressed that they would “continue to monitor closely the situation” as well as the support to the joint force, in parallel to progress made in its operationalization. read more

2 10 19

Ohio State freshman Kyle Young looks to pass into the post against Walsh in an exhibition game on Nov. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State’s forward depth continues to wane thin as freshman forward Kyle Young is out with an ankle injury for the Buckeyes’ game against William and Mary, an Ohio State spokesperson said Saturday. With center Micah Potter’s continued absence from the team, Ohio State now will turn to sophomore forward Andre Wesson as the primary backup to center Kaleb Wesson and forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop. Young has averaged 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game. He registered a career-high six points and four rebounds against Michigan in the team’s 71-62 win against the Wolverines Monday. read more

22 09 19

← Previous Story Bartosz Jurecki to Azoty Pulawy Next Story → Three candidates for Serbian Handball Federation president! Rhein Neckar LowenSC Magdeburg Rhein Neckar Lowen won the PIXUM Super Cup 2016 for the first time in club’s history! Team of Nikolaj Jakobsen was clearly better in clash against SC Magdeburg 27:24 (17:12) in the match for the first trophy of the season! The top scorer was Petersson with seven goals, while Grafenhort netted six for the green team from the East.These two teams will play again next weekend in the first round of DKB Bundesliga 2016/17.Rhein-Neckar Löwen – SC Magdeburg 27:24 (17:12)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (5/1), Sigurdsson (6/5), Manaskov, Baena (2), Mensah, Pekeler (3), Groetzki (1), Reinkind, Guardiola (1), Petersson (7), Ekdahl du Rietz (2)SC Magdeburg: Green, Quenstedt; Musa (4), van Olphen, Pettersson (1), Bagersted, Grafenhorst (6), Christiansen (1), Bezjak (2), Weber (2/2), Damgaard, Zelenovic (4), Lemke (4) read more

22 09 19

first_imgTHE LATEST HOME insurance comparison survey from the National Consumer Agency has shown there are differences in quotes of up to €362 being offered by providers.The research examined quotes based on seven property types throughout the country. In the instances where all eight companies asked provided a quote, the average potential saving was €318.The figure of €362 related to a two-bed terraced house in Waterford City: the most expensive quote was €546, whilst the cheapest was for €184.The biggest percentage difference – at 341 per cent -was for contents cover only for a two-bed apartment in Co Dublin: the highest quote was for €389, and the cheapest quote was €88.Additionally, six out of the eight companies surveyed indicated that they would be willing to negotiate with existing customers if that customer had secured a cheaper quote elsewhere.“This research demonstrates that consumers can make significant savings on their home insurance if they are prepared to get a couple of quotes before taking out insurance,” Fergal O’Leary, Director of Research and Policy for the NCA said.“It’s very positive to note that most of the companies surveyed are willing to renegotiate premiums.”“It’s clear that consumers are in a much stronger position if they get quotes from competitors.”The agency found that 14 per cent of consumers had switched their home insurance provider in the last year.  Of those, 80 per cent saved money.The providers included in the comparison were Aviva, RSA, AIG, Allianz, Axa, Liberty, FBD and Zurich.Read: We should be using more seaweed to power things, MEPs saylast_img read more

22 09 19

first_imgJAMIE CARRAGHER AND Gary Neville may have squabbled over Liverpool’s title credentials last night but both were in agreement that Seamus Coleman has is the Premier League’s form right-back.The Sky Sports pundits were asked to select their Premier League team of the season so far after coverage of the 0-0 draw between Chelsea and Arsenal.The former Manchester United and Liverpool defenders settled on seven players with both Neville and Carragher plumping for a front three of Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero. The defence proved a sticking point as the duo could only agree on Coleman and Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren.Here are the two teams: Neville went for four of Everton’s back five, including goalkeeper Tim Howard.Carragher opted for talented Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley in midfield.Coleman has scored four goals in 17 matches for Everton, during which team Roberto Martinez’ team have kept eight clean sheets.Here are the pundits discussing their respective teams:YouTube credit: MrBeanyman– What players would make it into your Team of the Season so far?5 footballers who had a great year in 20135 sporting Christmas cards that probably weren’t sent this yearlast_img read more

21 09 19

first_imgOne of the problems facing the development of more realistic/natural acting robots is the ability to create artificial muscles that mimic all aspects of the real thing. Research currently being carried out at Nankai University has just taken a big step closer to achieving that.If you want to create a robotic equivalent of a living thing such as a fish or a worm, it’s very difficult to do that in terms of matching the size, range of movement, and weight. But if a lightweight, flexible material can be produced that acts like a natural muscle, it can replace the typically more bulky components robots rely on today for movement.Researchers Yongsheng Chen and Yi Huang have managed to create such a material thanks to the availability of graphene. They created a graphene paper from graphene flakes that were heated and fused together. That formed a strong base material which could be coated in the polymer poldiacetylene. Combined, you have a very strong, yet flexible material that can be cut to any shape and size.The major benefit of this so-called electromechanical actuator material, is the way in which it reacts to an electric charge. Apply an alternating current and the material flicks back and forth at a rate of up to 200 times per second. And it does so while generating the same amount of stress as a natural muscle (160 megapascals per gram).The level of responsiveness, coupled with the stress generated, make the material a good candidate for producing natural movement in robots. We could, for example, eventually see robot fingers that move and react as ours do. But for now the experiments are focusing on simpler tasks, such as getting a worm to wriggle, and creating a miniature helicopter (the size of a bee) that uses the graphene paper to spin the blades.Read more at C&EN and ACS Publicationslast_img read more

20 09 19

first_img “Books are the best weapon in the world.”The Tenth Doctor understood the power of reading—a virtue passed on through the regenerations to the latest Time Lord Lady.BBC Books and Penguin Random House Children’s UK last week confirmed an upcoming exclusive series of Doctor Who series 11 stories.A combination of titles—fiction, nonfiction, activity, novelty, audio—aim to introduce the long-running show and its time-traveling topliner to new audiences, as well as indulge die-hard fans.“At BBC Books we have a long history of publishing alongside Doctor Who and are so pleased to be able to continue, particularly as the series enters this exciting new phase,” Rebecca Smart, managing director of Ebury Publishing, said in a statement.An exciting new phase which, of course, will be led by Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, set to take over from current lead Peter Capaldi after this year’s Christmas special.“What an exciting time to be renewing our partnership with BBC Worldwide as Doctor Who moves into a new era with its first female Doctor,” Penguin Random House Children’s UK Managing Director Francesca Dow said.“Doctor Who stands for transformational magical storytelling and we can’t wait to take the new Doctor on new adventures in our books as we continue to expand the Doctor Who universe,” Dow continued. “We’ll be publishing for brand new fans meeting the Doctor for the very first time, as well as the existing fans who already know and love the show as much as we do.”Just what readers can expect from the new lineup remains unclear; there will probably be a coloring book or two, perhaps some novels, and the Official Annual—all featuring Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.“To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: This is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place,” she told the BBC of her Doctor Who casting. “To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings—what an unbelievable opportunity.”Tune in on Dec. 25 to watch Whittaker’s debut, directed by Rachel Talalay, in which the Twelfth Doctor teams up with the First Doctor (David Bradley as William Hartnell).Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on targetlast_img read more

19 09 19

first_imgThe Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) called off its Chandrayaan-2 launch less than an hour before lift-off due to a “technical snag.”The lunar exploration mission—scheduled to leave Sri Harikota Space Center on July 15 at 2:51 a.m. IST (July 14 at 5:21 p.m. EST)—was headed for the Moon.But it was grounded just 56 minutes before departure when a routine check exposed an issue.Taking an “abundant precaution,” the team delayed their launch, telling the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) that they found the hazard while cryogenic fuel was being loaded onto the rocket.The agency has not provided any further details about the situation.A revised launch date will be announced later. A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at 1 hour before the launch. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised launch date will be announced later.— ISRO (@isro) July 14, 2019As The Next Web pointed out, ISRO’s current launch window expires tomorrow (July 16), leaving little wiggle room for engineers trying to safeguard an expensive piece of equipment.Chandrayaan, which means “Moon vehicle” in Sanskrit, features the GSLV Mk-III launcher, an orbiter, Vikram lander, and AI-powered Pragyan rover.Instead, TNW expects a September take-off, pushing the craft’s Moon landing back two months to November.“The 15-minute operation that will see the lander make the final descent will be the most terrifying moments for the agency as it has never attempted such a complex mission,” ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan told the Times of India last month. Chandrayaan-2 orbiter at launch center (via Indian Space Research Organization/ISRO)If successful, Chandrayaan-2 could make India the fourth country to perform a “soft” touch down on the lunar surface, behind the US, former Soviet Union, and China—the latter which dropped a rover on the far side of the Moon in January.It would also be the first-ever spacecraft to land near the lunar south pole.Once there, the rover will work for two weeks, driving approximately 1,300 feet; the mission focuses on the lunar surface, and will gather data on water, minerals, and rock formations.India’s first mission, Chandrayaan-1, launched in 2008, but the orbiter did not land on the Moon’s surface.More on Geek.com:Relive Apollo Moon landing at NASA’s Restored Mission Control CenterSun’s Mysterious History Might Be Buried in Moon’s Crust, Scientists SayIndia’s Anti-Satellite Test Created Dangerous Space Junk, NASA Chief Sayslast_img read more

19 09 19

first_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Early 6/19 WWE RAW Preview, Post-Money in the Bank PPV videos Videos Articles Pinterest Videos Articles Facebook The Miz Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Twitter Now Playing Up Next The following is scheduled for tonight’s 6/16 WWE Smackdown on the USA Network.* Dean Ambrose, Sami Zayn & Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho & Alberto Del Rio.* The Highlight Reel with Dean Ambrose.* WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Colin Cassady vs. Luke Gallows vs. Aiden English.* AJ Styles vs. WWE Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods.*WWE US Champion Rusev vs. Kalisto.* WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte vs. Natalya.* Baron Corbin vs. Zack Ryder.Check back later tonight for a recap of Smackdown on Wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Xavier Woods 7/26 WWE Smackdown Live Preview: New era of show kicks off tonight with new roster in Buffalo, live coverage Google+ Now Playing Up Next Triple H 7/14 WWE Smackdown Preview: Final Thursday edition of show, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens main event Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Downlast_img read more

17 09 19

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 32-year-old man riding a motorcycle was hospitalized Monday with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a hit- and-run motorist in the Barrio Logan area, police said.It happened shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Main Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The victim was riding his motorcycle northbound on Main Street when a silver BMW sedan made a left turn out of a parking lot and the victim’s motorcycle collided with the driver’s side of the car, Buttle said.The BMW driver then fled southbound on Main Street, Buttle said.The victim was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Buttle said.Department traffic division officers were investigating the collision. Motorcyclist hospitalized after hit-and-run crash in Barrio Logan KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter September 17, 2018last_img read more

15 09 19

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who, they said, robbed a bank in Pompano Beach, Wednesday afternoon.The FBI released surveillance pictures of the subject who, they said, entered the BankUnited along Atlantic Boulevard and South Federal Highway, just after 3:15 p.m.Officials said the thief walked in and demanded money from an employee. He took off with an undisclosed sum of cash.Investigators believe the same man robbed a nearby Bank of America, located at 2335 E. Atlantic Blvd., also in Pompano Beach, Friday.If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

2 09 19

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Paul Daulong hopes the Houston Astros jersey his daughter gave him after Hurricane Harvey’s flooding devastated the family’s home will be a good luck charm as his beloved baseball team tries to win its first World Series.So far, it seems to be working.Daulong started wearing the jersey after the Astros trailed the New York Yankees three games to two in the American League Championship Series. They won the next two games in Houston to advance to the fall classic against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He forgot to wear it during Game 1 of the World Series, which the Astros lost, but remembered to put it on for Wednesday’s Game 2, which they won in extra innings.“Normally I’m not real superstitious,” he said this week from his dust-covered home, a gutted structure held up by exposed wooden beams but devoid of furniture and appliances. “But I’m wearing it now and I’m not taking it off.”The Daulongs and others in the Houston area impacted by Harvey have used the Astros’ championship run as a source of inspiration to slog through difficult days filled with tiring repairs, bureaucratic red tape and uncertainty about the future.“It gives you a positive note to start thinking about,” said Paul Daulong, 70. “It’s been nothing, other than the last week they fixed the fireplace. So it’s frustrating. With the Astros winning, it makes you feel good.”Amid the Astros’ quest, the city has continued rebuilding from Harvey’s devastating flooding, which inundated some areas with more than 50 inches of rain in late August. Officials have estimated that more than 136,000 homes and structures were damaged during Harvey in Harris County, which includes Houston.David J. Phillip/APHouston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander was MVP of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.Officials say it will be months before all of the debris covering many front lawns is removed. Nearly 100 people still remain in an American Red Cross shelter in Houston and nearly 9,000 families in Harris County who were displaced by Harvey are still living in hotels.Mary Daulong, 69, said she and her husband — who are temporarily living in an apartment — have scheduled their rebuilding activities at their home around Astros’ games.“We would work here until it was dark. Now we cannot. Whatever time the Astros come on, is when we stop working here,” she said.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in the aftermath of Harvey, the Worlds Series isn’t just about the Astros.Eric Christian Smith/AP PhotoJose Altuve holds up the championship trophy after Game 7 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.“Quite frankly, they are carrying the city on their shoulders and on their backs and in their mitts,” said Turner. “The storm may have come, but it hasn’t dampened our spirit, our enthusiasm.”Astros manager A.J. Hinch said the team understands its responsibility to represent Houston and bring awareness “to the things that are needed to rebuild our great city.”“It gives the city something to rally around and gives people something to cheer for that otherwise may not have a lot to be hopeful for,” said Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.Houston resident Tom Flores, 70, said while cheering on the Astros in the World Series won’t make up for people losing their homes, it still gives people some hope.“I got friends of mine who lost their home and everything but they are still Astros fans and this does take a little bit of the sadness off,” he said.Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who wore a “Houston Strong” T-shirt in the days after the storm and made a donation to help those affected by it. He joked that he hopes it gains him some favor when he starts Game 3 on Friday night.“I made a donation to help, to support Houston and I want people to get recovered and feel more energized,” he said in Japanese through a translator. “And since I made that donation, maybe I can use a ball that doesn’t have much pop in it.”Houston pitcher Lance McCullers said helping boost the city after the storm became a rallying point for the team.David J. Phillip/APAstros’ second baseman Jose Altuve scores the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS over the New York Yankees to give Houston a 2-0 lead in the 7-game series.“We still have pictures hanging in our lockers,” he said. “It’s still something we think about, because people here are hard-working people, and they went through something that a lot of people can’t understand. A lot of people lost everything.“So for us to be able to just play baseball for a couple of hours and for those people to be able to have a little bit of joy, to get away from what they were having to go through is pretty special.”An event like the World Series can be a powerful source of motivation for a community dealing with adversity, said Tim Bono, a lecturer in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at Washington University in St. Louis.“It’ll be important for people in Houston to continue to direct attention toward that and say, ‘Hey, look how we all came together to cheer on our sports team. Let’s continue to do that to support each other and to especially direct resources … for those areas that still need our help in recovering from the aftermath of the hurricane,” Bono said.Paul Daulong said the Astros provided a good example for the community by going through their own rebuilding process after several losing seasons.“We have totally put the Astros ahead of the problems that are occurring right now,” he said. “We just gotta keep our heads up and make sure that just like the Astros are going to come through against the Dodgers, we’ll make it back as well as we can.”center_img 00:00 /02:43 David J. Phillip/APHouston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez celebrates his ninth-inning home run that tied the score 3-3 with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday. Sharelast_img read more

2 09 19

first_img Share EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: This is Cindy Madrid and her daughter Alisson Ximena. They were just reunited at IAH. Ximena was so famously heard in an audio recording pleading for her mother who was being held hundreds of miles away in an immigration detention facility in McAllen. pic.twitter.com/onLtGmo61d— Foti Kallergis (@FotiABC13) July 13, 2018 Photo: Elizabeth Trovall | Houston Public MediaThis photo shows Salvadoran girl Allison Ximena Valencia (second from the left) at a press conference held in Houston on July 13, 2018. Valencia was at the press conference with Cindy Madrid, her mother (third from the left), to talk about their reunification after several weeks of separation because of their detention in different facilities for undocumented immigrants.Updated on Friday, July 13th at 5:35 p.m. (Central Time)Cindy Madrid, the mother of the six year old Salvadoran girl with whom she was reunited early on Friday after being detained in different facilities, will seek asylum in the United States for herself and the child, whose name is Allison Ximena.As reported by NPR, Ximena’s voice was heard in a recording made at the facility where she was detained reciting the phone number of her aunt –who lives in Houston–, generating national news.Telma Garcia, the attorney who is representing Madrid, explained at a press conference held in Houston that here client has passed a credible fear interview.Garcia detailed that, for now, Madrid and the child will live in Houston with a sister of the mother’s. The attorney added Ximena will be included in Madrid’s asylum petition.Madrid’s case is currently being processed in Harlingen, but, according to Garcia, they might have the “option” of moving it to a Houston immigration court. “It’s something that she and I will have to decide later,” the attorney noted.Speaking in Spanish, Madrid said she has come to the United States because it is a safer country than El Salvador and added she also wants to offer her daughter the opportunity to have “a better future.”During the press conference, Madrid was asked about what is her message for other families of undocumented immigrants who are currently separated and she responded she encourages them to have “patience” because “although many have been told no, things can change, the laws can change at some point.”Ximena, also speaking in Spanish, commented that she felt “good” when she was reunited with her mother because she missed her. Same as Madrid, the girl encouraged other children who have been separated from their parents to have “patience.”In this short video, Mayra Figueroa, a member of the group Center for Central American Resources (known as CRECEN by its acronym in Spanish) translates to English a comment Ximena made about what she wants to do now that she has been reunited with her mother.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/13162945/WhatsApp-Video-of-Ximena.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.————————————————————————–Cindy Madrid, a mother from El Salvador, and her 6-year-old daughter, Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid, were reunited in Houston Friday morning at Bush Intercontinental Airport.The girl had been separated from her mother after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy.Weeks ago New York-based ProPublica released audio of Alison pleading for her family from inside a detention center in McAllen.Their lawyer reportedly told ABC13 the two had to take a DNA test to confirm they were related. The lawyer also said the two will stay in Houston for the time being.This comes as dozens of other migrant families are being reunited this week, following an order from a federal judge.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Aquí el momento justo en que la niña Alisson Jimena y su mamá Cindy Madrid, abandonan el Aeropuerto Intercontinental de Houston donde por fin se reunieron luego de estar separadas por la política de cero tolerancia del gobierno del presidente Trump. #PrimeraEdicion pic.twitter.com/FA1OQhjTam— Rodolfo Sánchez (@RodolfoSanzTV) July 13, 2018center_img Cindy Madrid and her 6-yr-old daughter, Alisson have been reunited in Texas after being separated at the border. Allison’s tears were heard on a recording taken at a facility where she was held. Their story tonight on @AC360 @cnn 8pm ET. pic.twitter.com/MoNKjxa6tK— Ismael Estrada (@IshEstradaCNN) July 13, 2018last_img read more

1 09 19

first_img Batman Loses a Dad Again, Another Ben Affleck Update & More DC Movie NewsSecret Aquaman Role, Wonder Woman’s Throwback Photo, & More DC Movie News Stay on target Forget the Avengers: Infinity War trailer. By far the coolest comic book movie news to drop this week is that Ava DuVernay is in talks to direct a New Gods movie for DC. If you don’t know Ava DuVernay, she’s the visionary director behind Selma and the recent A Wrinkle in Time adaptation. And if you somehow don’t know New Gods, it’s the sprawling cosmic comic book saga from legendary artist Jack Kirby clumsily introduced in last year’s Justice League movie. Mother Box! Steppenwolf! This Fourth World is also where Darkseid came from, and of course we all know Darkseid is better than Thanos.We’re all for studios taking chances by hiring director with actual artistic taste for its comic book movies. It’s something we’ve criticized Disney for avoiding in the past. Rumors suggest Marvel’s demands ultimately discouraged DuVernay from taking Black Panther. Fortunately, the company wised up once Ryan Coogler entered the picture. DC admirably let Christopher Nolan have free reign over his Batman trilogy. But outside of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman and arguably Zack Snyder’s first Man of Steel, the DCEU has been plagued by similar director issues.The New Gods universe is so huge and dense and full of characters with their own rich stories that hopefully Ava DuVernay will be able to make her own movie with her own progressive take on Kirby’s classic crackling aesthetic. But with such an embarrassment of riches to choose from, which characters should she focus on? And what actors should her famously inclusive casting strategy look at? Here are our suggestions/dreams/anti-life equations.Oprah as HighfatherHighfather is the benevolent ruler of New Genesis and the New God who looks the most like old God. But for the movie let’s switch it up and cast Oprah Winfrey, who DC previously tried to snag for Amanda Waller. She already loves to work with DuVernay and she basically played a towering ancient cosmic being in A Wrinkle in Time. Just keep the same costume.Michael Ironside as DarkseidAfter voicing the character for years in the DCAU, Michael Ironside just is Darkseid. He’s going to end up some big CGI rock dude anyway so just hire Ironside to do the voice again, you cowards. Don’t make the same mistake Splinter Cell did.Ed Asner as Granny GoodnessContinuing the theme of hiring DCAU actors, no one proved better at voicing Granny Goodness, delightfully disgusting hag and leader of Apokolips’ elite Female Furies, than Ed Asner. Just slap a wig on him! It’ll be as funny as it is menacing.Michael Ealy as OrionWhat makes Orion one of the most compelling heroes of the New Gods mythos is his Shakespearean inner conflict. He was raised by Highfather as a champion for a planet that represents light in the universe. But he can’t resist the violent nature he inherited from his biological father Darkseid. We think Michael Ealy could nail that brooding intensity. It’s all in the eyes.Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie As Mister Miracle and Big BardaI’m not going to lie, I stole this idea from a tweet. But Oscar Isaac deserves a better comic book movie role than Apocalypse and Gwendoline Christie needs a deserves genre movie role better than non-character Captain Phasma. And we think they’d be great as the charming escape artist and his huge wife who pummels him out of love.Tony Cox as OberonThe unfortunate reality is there aren’t many great roles for little person actors to shine. No one is winning an Oscar for playing an Ewok. Game of Thrones finally gave Peter Dinklage a chance to demonstrate his talent. And he think surly assistant Oberon could do the same for Tony Cox, who you may remember from Bad Santa.David Oyelowo as MetronAs a dude who sits in a flying chair observing time and the universe, Metron requires an actor who can appear thoughtful and inquisitive but still command authority albeit with his intellect instead of his physicality. David Oyelowo played the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in DuVernay’s Selma, so he’s got this.Lakeith Stanfield as ForagerLakeith Stanfield has already worked with DuVernay and he’s one of our coolest, weirdest actors. So he should have a part in one of our coolest, weirdest potential movie franchises. Forager is part of a race of bug people looked down on by the New Gods. Sure, I bet Stanfield can work with that.Storm Reid as Beautiful DreamerTo be honest The Forever People are the corner of the Fourth World mythos I’m the least familiar with. They are a group of teens from New Genesis who fight Darkseid’s forces on Earth and act like hippies. There are a bunch of them but let’s just start with Storm Reid, the breakout teen actress of A Wrinkle in Time, as Beautiful Dreamer.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_imgThe desire to have women in combat positions has now moved beyond the military to the central police organizations. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police has decided to have women officers recruited directly on the supervisory positions. The para-military organization’s Director-General Krishna Choudhary said on Tuesday women officers in supervisory officers rank – assistant commandments as well – would be recruited to lead the battalions.Talking to reporters at the ITBP headquarters in the national capital, Choudhary said that one-third ITBP will  comprise of women officers. They will serve the nation on border posts alongside men in extreme climate conditions of China and Sikkim. In fact, 500 newly recruited women officers are already under training by ITBP. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damThe border force plans to deploy three more battalions in the Naxal belt by next year. Presently, five battalions are posted in Narayanpur in Chhattisgarh. There are 1,000 officers in a battalion. That way, the ITBP will have 8,000 officers deployed in the Naxal-affected areas by next year.Speaking of the situation at the India-China border, Choudhary said there were no problems on either side of the fence. He added that whatever differences arise, they are due to “difference of perception”. Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probe“We should not become war- mongers. We are there on the border to guard, not to fight,” he said. ITBP will soon have 40 more border posts and 12 staging camps in eastern sector of the border, primarily in Arunachal Pradesh. The force has also procured 4,830 night vision devices worth Rs 81 crore for its operations on the border. The force will also have solar power run centrally heated posts on borders which are extremely cold and make it tough to work. These border posts will be operational by next year.last_img read more

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first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. July 25, 2019 Finding a logical starting point for bringing artificial intelligence integration into your marketing strategy is intimidating, no matter what your budget looks like. However, for the SMB and startup entrepreneur without the wiggle room to experiment, getting started often feels incredibly risky or out of reach. But we’re reaching a point where it’s becoming a necessity for any brand looking to stay competitive.Instead of being intimidated by big brands and their respective AI capabilities, small businesses should look to them for inspiration and utilize the lessons already learned by these companies, who can burden the risk of trying different AI strategies.Here are three areas of big-brand AI implementations that we know work and are ripe for SMBs to try: search marketing, targeted displays and social media ads.Search marketingSearch marketing is one of the biggest marketing tools any small-to-medium sized business has at its disposal, especially one reliant on a strong local population to keep it afloat. Think healthcare organizations, real estate companies, and more. Large brands have been leveraging the optimization AI can provide within search marketing for many years and it’s one of the most accessible options for start-ups and smaller brands needing to reach their local communities. Not only can AI help by automatically optimizing campaign keywords, site performance and relevant tags, but it often yields a better result at a lower cost than what the company previously saw.Related: 3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Has Sparked Marketing and Sales GrowthAdditionally, artificial intelligence layered on top of search marketing can ensure these businesses are keeping on trend with mobile — it is a mobile-first world after all — and recapture web visitors that may previously have been lost along the funnel. Geofencing, in particular, can help a business drive brand awareness and target specific leads through their phones. For example, if a realty company sets its geofencing parameters to target the parking lot of hospital it can present itself to an audience that might be in needs of its services such as new employees, traveling families and more.Using AI in search marketing has been a tried and true strategy for major brands for a while and fortunately, there has been a trickle-down effect making it increasingly effective for those who don’t have a big brand budget and marketing team. As the consumer begins to adapt to artificial intelligence voice assistants, many large businesses are beginning to adapt their web presence to appeal to the likes of Alexa and Google Home. In the future, SMBs and startups may want to consider adapting for voice search marketing, as well.Targeted displaysImpactful ads and branding are the cornerstones of any successful marketing initiative. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources, smaller teams often resort to a one-size-fits-all approach to creating ads and often don’t have enough bandwidth to properly analyze the results.But as AI grows in sophistication, targeted display tools are getting better and better at learning about the customer and adapting to what messages and images that appeal to them most. Netflix is a great example of a company capitalizing on this in a super practical way — AI is the reason why you may have noticed the movie and TV thumbnails change every once in a while on your screen. Its highly sophisticated targeted display algorithm is learning what makes you watch and what has you skipping right over.According to Salesforce, this personalized approach has serious impact on purchase intent too, suggesting they drive 26 percent of e-commerce revenue in one survey. While a company might not have a Netflix budget, there are still plenty of cost-effective options that can help learn which images, text and colors get clicks and which ones don’t. LOCALiQ’s internal AI creative tool Grandstand, for example, uses a type of AI called deep learning to predict creative and design performance to make small businesses’ ads most impactful with audiences.Social adsSocial media advertising has an incredible ability to micro-target specific audiences and when used responsibly, it’s a highly effective marketing tool that gets a boost when AI is added to the mix.Coming in at a low starting cost, with minimal risk, social ads can be an easy entry point for business of all sizes to make AI work for them. Not only can a business, such as a real estate management company, target people in the area, but the AI can also constantly be updating and optimizing the ads to drive more engagement visits and touchpoints with your intended audience. Tools like this are already a core strategy for digital agencies and publishers and are now being made accessible for small and medium-sized businesses as well. The Network, for example, utilizes AI engines to constantly work to optimize search and social ads to ensure they’re getting to the right people at the right time, and increasing ROI for advertisers of any size. Related: AI Isn’t Replacing Workers; It’s Picking up the Slack. Here’s How.These innovative solutions are paving the way for even more intelligent technologies down the road. As AI grows in flexibility these social media-based AI tools are getting better and better at learning customer behavior and intent and adapting to their needs, so much that we’re even seeing chatbot technology become more and more accessible for the SMB or startup. Soon, not only will these businesses be able to hook more eyeballs into their services via social media ads, they’ll be able to take another step into the funnel by engaging them and answering questions via the AI.Many marketers are still talking about AI like it’s on the horizon, but the truth is it’s here and all the big brands are using it. Any small business looking to stay competitive needs to figure out how to bring AI into the marketing team and take advantage of all the lessons already learned big brands and make a strong showing right from the start. Enroll Now for Free 6 min readlast_img read more

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first_imgIt was Westmoreland’s late husband Richard Glatzer, who worked with Westmoreland on all of his films, including this one, who pushed him to tell Colette’s story on the big screen.‘He was an avid reader,’ Westmoreland tells GSN. ‘He became a bit obsessed with Colette and would come to me saying, “Guess what she did next? Guess what she did next?”‘This was his dream project — and he was actually born on the same day as Colette.’The movie really champions women. Keira Knightley plays Colette in a relevant way — I think Colette would have been an advocate for the current Time’s Up movement.It’s kind of extraordinary, the timing. Getting the movie made took many years.The issues Colette was dealing with, having a man co-opt her work, having a man claim credit for her ideas, her going against the patriarchy to claim who she was — all these things, it’s so inspiring. It connects so much to today’s issues of Time’s Up, #MeToo, and LGBT visibility.Westmoreland directing Knightley in the film | Photo: IMDB/Bleecker StreetThe visibility in this film feels important. It’s based on real people and shows the fluidity of sexuality and gender expression is not a modern invention. Was that something you consciously thought about?Absolutely.One of the huge appeals to us was it’s this heterosexual story with this huge queer explosion. We [him and Glatzer] always looked for that in our stories.It’s this cross-pollination of what a straight woman is experiencing, what a queer woman is experiencing, and this integration with a straight marriage is fascinating.There’s a scene I keep going back to — Colette correcting her husband Willy (Dominic West) misgendering her genderqueer lover, Missy (Denish Gough). Did that really happen?Missy is this extremely fascinating and brave historical figure, she really embraced masculinity as her identity. And before words really existed for the butch lesbian or transgender communities.In real life, Missy was quite fluid with pronouns. In letters, Colette sometimes used a male pronoun for Missy and other times, used female pronouns. Between them, there was an intimate woman-to-woman romance, but also a deep appreciation for Missy’s masculinity.That scene really shows how Colette respected Missy, especially in contrast to Willy as the other masculine figure in Colette’s life. He was about power, Missy’s embrace of masculinity was about an authentic display of self.Gough as Missy | Photo: IMDB/Bleecker Street British director Wash Westmoreland’s new film Colette is challenging the period drama genre with modern explorations of gender and sexuality.The movie stars period drama icon Keira Knightley as the real-life French novelist Colette, coming into her own both as woman and storyteller at the dawn of the modern age. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) It’s a powerful scene for people to see, especially today.Everything about Colette was natural and direct. When she’s insisting Willy use male pronouns, it’s this simple statement of: ‘This is just the way it is.’Like when Willy asks her about what’s happening in the bedroom with Missy. He says: ‘Isn’t something missing?’ And Colette looks at him and replies: ‘What do you mean?’For Colette, she finds raw passion and connection with Missy, meanwhile Willy is going back to his naughty schoolgirl fetish and it’s so pathetic. And yet Colette is the one transgressing outside societal bounds, where Willy is sticking to the male playbook. It’s Colette’s ascension and Willy’s decline.It really sends the simple but powerful message to be who you are and not who you think the world wants you to be.She really goes for it and becomes an inspiration for us all.You have cast transgender actors in cisgender roles, with very little fanfare. It’s not making headlines — it just is. They’re actors —And they act! I have people come up to me about our trans actors and ask: ‘Which one was he?’ And I say: ‘Bingo.’We had a transgender consultant on the movie, Christine Clark, to talk about Missy. During that time, I visited a transgender awareness workshop.I talked to a lot of trans actors and all they wanted was for cisgender roles to be available to them. And this light went off in my head. I met some actors I really wanted to work with, and I just said, ‘Let’s do it. Let’s throw out the rulebook.’Everyone’s invited to this party.Wash Westmoreland | Photo: YouTube/THRThe period drama is my favorite movie genre but a lot of people see it as passive and out-of-touch. Colette feels very dynamic and modern. Is that something you wanted to do?We wanted to buck the genre and the rules.There’s something happening with period pieces. Lady Macbeth was an interesting piece that came out  last year, The Favourite this year has genre-defying elements.People then had real bodies and they belched and farted and fucked. French society was more open about that. Real people are here, just like you.So many period pieces, you wait two hours for them to get engaged — the first bit of Colette, they’re in the barn making hay. And there are no negative consequences for women being sexual in this film.And women have always been sexual!Colette led the way. As a writer, she put ideas into the world. The young women who read Colette’s work Claudine, saw themselves in it.Colette comes out this Friday, 21 September, in the US, and 25 January in the UK.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Keira Knightley on a lesbian Bend It Like Beckham: ‘We need a sequel’Keira Knightley has an affair with a French noblewoman in new movieKeira Knightley reveals her scandal with female date at promRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/wash-westmoreland-colette-interview/last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Related Content News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more November 15, 2013 – RamSoft is exapnding its product line by offering PowerServer Nube, a Spanish-language hosted platform RIS/PACS for Latin America. PowerServer Nube will allow RamSoft to service markets in Latin America that have previously found RIS/PACS solutions to be cost prohibitive due to having to purchase multiple servers to run disparate software. PowerServer Nube is a scalable solution that is perfect for imaging centers, radiology groups, and hospital imaging departments that are looking to achieve a fully digital environment and improve patient care without significant capital investment. This new offering by RamSoft will allow hospitals and imaging centers to leverage the benefits of a fully hosted platform while reducing hardware and operational costs.Cloud-based PowerServer Nube operates on a single database workflow engine, making it easier for facilities to train staff, while reducing costs on interfaces and hardware maintenance fees. This solution automates day-to-day tasks and eliminates common end user mistakes. It includes an intuitive patient scheduler, diagnostic viewer with embedded reporting and dictation tools, and physician portal so referring physicians may easily access patient reports and images. It will also give imaging centers in remote regions the ability to connect to radiologists in larger cities for greater access to sub-specialty reads.According to Marilyn Solano, director of sales and marketing for RamSoft, the inspiration for PowerServer Nube came from spending much of her childhood in El Salvador, as well as her extensive experience gained from working in healthcare over 15 years. She recalls access to the most advanced healthcare services in El Salvador was restricted to hospitals in larger cities. Services in rural communities was much more limited and it sometimes required traveling great distances to obtain care as she personally experienced.“It has been my goal to develop a solution that would deliver the most advanced cloud imaging technology to hospitals, imaging centers, but most importantly rural, underserved areas,” says Ms. Solano. “I see a lot of open source products being pieced together when [healthcare providers] could be using a full solution that doesn’t require unnecessary high maintenance, and in the long run this doesn’t allow facilities to grow or expand their services due to such complex infrastructure.”RamSoft will be exhibiting at RSNA 2013 from December 1-6, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Visit RamSoft at Booth #6513 – North Hall, Hall B.For more information, visit www.ramsoft.com/powerserver-nube-plataforma-alojamiento FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | November 15, 2013 RamSoft Launches Fully-Hosted, Pay-Per-Study RIS/PACS for Latin America News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more last_img read more