For the sixth year in a row, a long list of television reality stars will be joining the Hearts of Reality event taking place in Celebration, Florida from Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, August 3.More than 140 reality stars from the hit shows “Amazing Race,” “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” “The Apprentice” and many more, will help make dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses by using their celebrity to secure donations for Give Kids The World (GKTW). During this four-day event, guests will feel like a celebrity and socialize and interact with their favorite reality stars.“We are delighted that the Hearts of Reality television stars will once again share their time and talents with our precious wish children,” GKTW president Pamela Landwirth said. “Their participation helps bring awareness and critical funding to our mission of creating the happiness that inspires hope for children battling life-threatening illnesses.”The event hosted by Lexin Capital/Celebration Town Center offers a chance to take pictures and get autographs with the many reality stars as well as receive an autograph booklet for only a $25.00 donation to GKTW. For a $30.00 donation, guests can attend the Saturday night party where there will be Survivor Karaoke, a Luau Party and more. There will also be a private autograph signing for VIP Sponsors only. The reality stars will participate in a private Pirates and Princesses Party at Give Kids The World Village, where GKTW wish kids will interact with their favorite reality stars in attendance.Participants scheduled to attend Hearts of Reality include: Mark Long (MTV Personality); Spencer Bledsoe (Survivor: Cagayan); Tasha Fox (Survivor: Cagayan); Hayden Moss (Big Brother – Winner); Tony Vlachos (Survivor: Cagayan –Winner); Nick Peterson (The Bachelorette and The Bachelor Pad-winner); Judson Birza (Survivor: Nicaragua – Winner); Eric Sanchez (The Amazing Race-winner); and many more.The reality stars will also raise donations personally through their social media sites by asking fans, friends, followers, and family for donations to this great cause. To support your favorite reality star with a donation to GKTW, click here.
Pangnirtung, Nunavut. ICC president says Inuit across the Arctic are already feeling the effects of climate change. Photo: Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs/APTNAPTN NewsThe head of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) has condemned the United States for blocking any reference to climate change at the end of a conference on the Arctic Tuesday.“Refusing to allow the words climate change into the declaration is a moral failure,” said Dalee Sambo Dorough, International chair of the ICC.“This is the first time the Arctic Council has failed to issue a declaration at the end of a two-year chairmanship, and it’s a serious blow to the future of what is supposed to be a consensus based body.”The ICC represents 165,000 Inuit in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Chukotka, Russia.“Inuit are feeling the effects of climate change everyday,” said Sambo Dorough. “While the US Government concerns itself with semantics, playing games with words, our people are witnessing the adverse impacts of climate change.“What about us and our reality?”Read: ICC statement on Climate ChangeAccording to the ICC, a declaration was supposed to be issued at the end of the Rovaniemi conference which also marks the end of Finland’s two-year chairmanship of the regional organisation.The ICC said in a statement that the U.S., “consistently opposed use of any language that would point to the need for action on climate change, which is already affecting Inuit and other Indigenous communities across the Arctic.”Rather than issuing a declaration, the parties, including Canada’s Global Affairs Minister Christia Freeland, agreed to release a joint statement that avoided mentioning any of the, “threats and challenges faced in the Arctic.”“A majority of us regarded climate change as a fundamental challenge facing the Arctic,” said Sambo Dorough.Freeland said the response from the U.S. was no surprise.“Canada feels as, I think, many members of the Arctic Council that it’s a disappointment that we weren’t able to reach a shared communique that we all agreed with.“We have to move on with other countries around the world and all the other countries around the world who want to cooperate with us on climate change. And, of course, we need to move on with our relationship with the United States, our neighbour and our ally, and a country with which we work on a huge number of fronts, including specific concrete work on the environment.”The impasse comes on the heels of a dire report about nature and wildlife that was issued by the United Nations on Monday.According to the report, nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday in the United Nations’ first comprehensive report on biodiversity.Species loss is accelerating to a rate tens or hundreds of times faster than in the past, the report said. More than half a million species on land “have insufficient habitat for long-term survival” and are likely to go extinct, many within decades, unless their habitats are restored. The oceans are not any better off.“Humanity unwittingly is attempting to throttle the living planet and humanity’s own future,” said George Mason University biologist Thomas Lovejoy, who has been called the godfather of biodiversity for his research. He was not part of the report.“The biological diversity of this planet has been really hammered, and this is really our last chance to address all of that,” Lovejoy said.Conservation scientists from around the world convened in Paris to issue the report, which exceeded 1,000 pages. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) included more than 450 researchers who used 15,000 scientific and government reports. The report’s summary had to be approved by representatives of all 109 nations.Some nations hit harder by the losses, like small island countries, wanted more in the report. Others, such as the United States, were cautious in the language they sought, but they agreed “we’re in trouble,” said Rebecca Shaw, chief scientist for the World Wildlife Fund, who observed the final negotiations.“This is the strongest call we’ve seen for reversing the trends on the loss of nature,” Shaw said.The findings are not just about saving plants and animals, but about preserving a world that’s becoming harder for humans to live in, said Robert Watson, a former top NASA and British scientist who headed the report.“We are indeed threatening the potential food security, water security, human health and social fabric” of humanity, Watson told The Associated Press. He said the poor in less developed countries bear the greatest burden.At least 680 species with backbones have already gone extinct since 1600. The report said 559 domesticated breeds of mammals used for food have disappeared. More than 40% of the world’s amphibian species, more than one-third of the marine mammals and nearly one-third of sharks and fish are threatened with extinction.Read the report here: UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’The report relies heavily on research by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, which is composed of biologists who maintain a list of threatened firstname.lastname@example.org@aptnnews-with files from the Canadian Press
TORONTO — One of Canada’s biggest insurance and financial services companies says nervousness among Canadian investors has risen to levels not seen since the financial crisis.Manulife Financial says that Canadian investors have lost confidence in mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and balanced mutual funds over the past six months.It also suggests that housing is seen as a less attractive investment, while confidence in fixed income investments has stayed about the same.ECB chief Mario Draghi says bank ‘will not hesitate to act’ in March if market turmoil continuesHaving trouble coping with all this market turmoil? Feel free to embrace your inner ostrichThe report is based on Manulife’s semi-annual index of investor sentiment index, which dropped to 16 in December from 19 last May.The index is based on investor views on a range of asset classes as well as their confidence in these areas.Regionally, investors in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces were the most optimistic with a score of 20, while Quebec ranked lowest at nine. Alberta was second lowest at 14.The skittishness among investors comes as stock markets have taken a beating and Canadians head toward the RRSP contribution deadline on Feb. 29.The Toronto Stock Exchange has been under pressure in recent months and sits about five per cent lower compared with where it began the year and nearly 20 per cent lower than its highs of last year.At the same time, the Canadian dollar has managed to hit lows not seen in more than a decade in recent weeks.“Canadian investors are facing a long list of uncertainties, including tremendous volatility in both oil prices and the value of the Canadian dollar,” said Frances Donald, senior economist for Manulife Asset Management.The poll also suggested that many Canadians are concerned about the future direction of interest rates.“The Bank of Canada has been suggesting that interest rates are on hold or may even fall further over the coming year,” Donald said.“Yet, interestingly, 40 per cent of Canadian investors still expect interest rates to rise, highlighting the ongoing uncertainty around the interest rate outlook.”The semiannual Manulife index was based on an online survey done in December 2015 by Environics Research.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.The Canadian Press
Un traitement contre le cancer du sein approuvé aux Etats-UnisEn début de semaine, le groupe pharmaceutique Roche a annoncé que les autorités sanitaires américaines avaient approuvé l’un de ses traitements mis au point contre le cancer du sein. Utilisé en combinaison avec un autre traitement et une chimiothérapie, il permettrait de prolonger la durée de vie de 6,1 mois.C’est un réel espoir pour les quelque 1,4 millions de femmes qui se voient diagnostiquer un cancer du sein chaque année dans le monde. La FDA (agence américaine du médicament) a décidé de donner son feu vert à la mise sur le marché d’un nouveau traitement indiqué contre certains cancers du sein arrivés au stade métastatique. Commercialisé par les laboratoires Roche, celui-ci est connu sous le nom de Perjeta et sera prescrit à des femmes souffrant de cancer appelé HER2 positif et n’ayant jamais reçu de chimiothérapie.À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?La molécule HER2 est une protéine qui joue un rôle dans la croissance cellulaire normale mais qui se retrouve en grande quantité dans certains types de cellules cancéreuses, favorisant ainsi leur croissance et leur survie. Le traitement Perjeta fonctionne en ciblant une partie de cette protéine et en réduisant donc son activité et la croissance tumorale. Toutefois, ce nouveau médicament ne doit pas être utilisé seul. C’est en combinaison avec un autre traitement le Herception et une chimiothérapie le D-docetaxal qu’il a montré son efficacité.En effet, au cours d’une étude clinique de phase III portant sur 808 patientes atteintes de cancer du sein, cette combinaison a permis une augmentation de la durée de vie de 6,1 mois en comparaison avec un groupe placebo. “Perjeta attaque les tumeurs HER2-positifs d’une manière différente que le Herceptin. Vu la façon dont les deux médicaments travaillent ensemble, la combinaison avec une chimiothérapie peut prolonger la période avant que ce cancer agressif ne s’aggrave”, a ainsi souligné Hal Barron, responsable du développement des produits chez Roche.Aujourd’hui, le cancer du sein représente la deuxième cause de mortalité par cancer chez les femmes. La forme “HER2 positif” affecte elle 15 à 20% des femmes atteintes de cancer du sein. D’où l’importance de cette homologation. Au vu des résultats obtenus, le laboratoire Roche a d’ores et déjà déposé une demande d’autorisation à l’Agence européenne des médicaments (EMA) pour cette même combinaison de molécules.Le 13 juin 2012 à 18:41 • Maxime Lambert
Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac defended Bayer Leverkusen counterpart Heiko Herrlich and insisted that it’s too early to judge a coach after just two gamesDie Werkself’s young charges often proved unpredictable and finished a lacklustre fifth in last season’s Bundesliga table.However, they did show signs of promise and were expected to build on that for the new league campaign.But Leverkusen have instead lost both of their opening games to Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg with the pressure mounting on Herrlich’s shoulders.In contrast, Bayern have continued their dominant form from last season by winning both of their opening Bundesliga fixtures in convincing fashion.Although Kovac will not be taking anything for granted ahead of Saturday’s home game against the struggling Leverkusen.“Leverkusen played very well and very successfully last year, now they have no points,” Kovac told reporters at his pre-match news conference on Sportsmax.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“But they could have gotten six points. We won’t be fooled, we’ll expect a tough fight. That the criticism is so strong, I am surprised and disappointed.“I also do not think it’s appropriate for my coaches to get so excited after two games, so we should try to be objective and professional.“It’s an impossibility to question a coach after two games.”German defender Joshua Kimmich impressed during the international break and could provide Kovac with the option of being used in the midfield.But the Croatian coach is not currently considering a complete conversion.“I talked to Joshua and told him he did well for the German national team, especially against France,” Kovac said.“We have a lot of players in midfield, the games we’ve played so far Joshua has done well, [so] there is no reason to put him in midfield, especially since we don’t have that many natural full-backs, but if we’re in trouble, we can always do that.”
Even though Jose Mourinho is no longer Manchester United’s manager, legend Paul Scholes seems determined to pick a fight with the Portuguese.During the time that Jose Mourinho coached Manchester United, the Portuguese manager had Paul Scholes as his greatest critic and someone who could see right through him during the final year with the Red Devils.The former United midfielder began to sense that the boss didn’t really feel like Manchester was the ideal place for him, which is why Paul didn’t hesitate to accuse him of engineering his own dismissal from the club.The explanation that Scholes offered during a Norwegian TV broadcast called TV2, was that he started taking notice with the manager’s incendiary press conferences and with the way in which he started putting players on the spot in front of the cameras.Since he felt that Mourinho was acting directly against Manchester United’s best interest and Scholes feels a deep respect for the club of his life, his natural reaction was to obviously criticize the manager as much as he could.Things got so heated between these two, that Scholes is still coming after him even though he is no longer the Red Devils’ manager.#MUFC legend Paul Scholes insists that Jose Mourinho deliberately got himself sacked by the club.Do you agree with him? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/U5KXOgniJf— SportyBet Nigeria (@sportybetng) January 17, 2019“I didn’t feel the need (to criticize him), I was just being honest with the questions that were put to me and what I was seeing from the manager,” he told Norwegian broadcaster TV2 this week.“They had been OK for a couple of years, not great. I just thought at the start of the season when he started complaining very early on in pre-season, saying the kids weren’t good enough, I didn’t like it from the start.”“He was complaining about not getting players in, not getting defenders in, that the club weren’t doing the right thing by him.”“I felt he engineered his move away perfectly in the end. When a club’s not performing, when players aren’t playing well, there’s only one man who’s going to lose the job and that’s the manager unfortunately,” he added.“I don’t believe that players actually stop playing for a manager, especially if you’re at Manchester United where you’re expected to give absolutely everything for every game.”Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“They just looked shot to pieces and the manager wasn’t giving them much confidence. He was always complaining like I said, he was having a go at players, falling out with players all the time.”“He fell out with Antonio Valencia, who is the nicest man in the world. It’s impossible to fall out with Antonio Valencia.”“That was a big sign for me that something wasn’t quite right. Now we’ve seen the improvement in the last few games since Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) has been there, you see the smiles on the faces again. It just goes to show how deep the problem was while he was there,” he concluded.Scholes:I felt Mourinho didn’t want to be there.He engineered his move away perfectly in the end.Scholes on OGS: “The last manager showed lack of respect/was an embarrassment to the club,Ole has realised that he’s there to serve what’s probably world’s greatest football club. pic.twitter.com/wFy1BMOue5— Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) January 17, 2019Now that things are apparently back to normal at Manchester United, Paul Scholes could maybe relax a little bit and leave poor Jose Mourinho alone.Although it is true that the Portuguese manager did seem like he wanted to get fired, all that is in the past now and it’s not healthy to hold any grudges against anyone.But looking at things from Paul Scholes’ perspective, we completely understand why he would still feel angry against Jose because the severance package he got after getting dismissed was around €25 million and he did it knowingly.It’s safe to say that Manchester United and Jose Mourinho will only cross paths in the future if they face each other, the Portuguese manager left a very bad after taste on anyone who knows how things really progressed behind the scenes at Manchester United.New post (Man Utd legend Paul Scholes labels Jose Mourinho ‘an embarrassment’ on Norwegian TV) has been published on News, Politics , Sports, Business, Entertainment, World,Lifestyle, Technology , Tourism, Gh Songs | – https://t.co/EqpevrR597 pic.twitter.com/08DycC2o64— Ghanadailies (@ghdailies) January 17, 2019Do you think Paul Scholes should keep coming after Jose Mourinho or should he let it go? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 1, 2018 – Providenciales – New Year’s in Turks and Caicos is somewhat marred by a deadly Police involved shooting and an illegal sloop landing. A police constable and Tactical Unit member is alive after being shot in a deadly confrontation which has resulted in a Kingstown resident being killed.The man shot dead reportedly fired first, described by some as a prolific offender. Details are scant, but the shooting happened overnight in the area of the former Club 2005.Fifty Haitians were picked up in Northwest Point, Providenciales. Another suspected illegal landing for the country on day one of 2018. In nearby Bahamas 76 Haitians were captured on a sloop on Saturday in the Exumas; an illegal landing foiled.#MagneticMediaNews#policeinjuredinnewyearsshooting#Kingstownresidentkilledinshooting#newyearsillegalslooplanding Related Items:#Kingstownresidentkilledinshooting, #magneticmedianews, #newyearsillegalslooplanding, #policeinjuredinnewyearsshooting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
#BSO Explorers spent Easter with the amazing kids at @JDCHospital. Let’s wish them all a #HappyEaster. pic.twitter.com/chrqjl62E6— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) April 16, 2017The young patients took pictures with the guest of honor while being showered with gifts.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – The Easter bunny made a special stop at a South Florida children’s hospital on Sunday, and he brought some friends with him.He teamed up with Broward Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorers to surprise more than 100 children at Joe DiMaggio’s Children Hospital in Hollywood.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai in this file photo on November 9, 2016IANSInfosys, TCS and Wipro ended with losses while mid-cap IT stocks Tech Mahindra and Mindtree closed with gains on Friday, on a day that buzzed with Wipro reportedly “hundreds of employees” citing bad performance.Infosys closed at Rs 924, Wipro at Rs 493 and TCS at Rs 2,311 while Tech Mahindra ended 1.45 percent higher at Rs 427 and Mindtree up 1.64 percent higher at Rs 450. The BSE Sensex closed 57 points lower at 29,365.It may be recalled that the three companies, among the top sponsors of H-1 B visas issued by the US government, are facing multiple headwinds and have slowed down hiring over the past few quarters, as reflected in their net addition numbers.For fiscal 2018, the overall visa applications fell 16 percent to 1,99,000 as compared to 2,36,000 for the previous fiscal, according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The overall number of H-1 B visas is 85,000. Infosys, TCS and Wipro were among the top five sponsors of H-1B visa applications for fiscal 2017 amid the protectionist stance of the US, although the company-wise applications have fallen for all the three firms over the previous fiscal year, the steepest being for Infosys. The number of applications by Infosys are down by 7,884, or 23.68 percent, to 25,405 in 2017 from 33,289 last year, while the fall is 20.65 percent for TCS to 13,134 (16,553 in 2016).For Wipro, which reportedly sacked “hundreds” of employees this month, the decline is 13.06 percent to 10,607 from 12,201 in the previous year.Statistics put out by Myvisajobs.com showed that other companies in the top 10 sponsors include Capgemini, IBM, Accenture and Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS). US president Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order “Buy American, Hire American” that aims to give preference to American goods and more jobs to Americans, directly impacting prospects of Indian IT software services companies like Infosys, Wipro, TCS and Tech Mahindra by the tightening of norms for issuing H-1B visas.The statistics also show an increase in the average salary by the respective Indian companies between 2016 and 2017, with the maximum being $81,705 for Infosys this year, though it is still lower than the salary paid by Capgemini and Accenture. The average salary for TCS is $76,099 this year while it is slightly lower at $72,720 for Wipro. A U.S. embassy security guard (L) and an Indian policeman stand in front of the main gate of the embassy as the bulldozer (unseen) removes the security barriers, in New Delhi December 17, 2013.Reuters File
Sad filmmaker?? What do you mean?? Lacchakka.. True lovers do not slap each other.. Antha freedom undaali iddari madya ani annadu.. anthe kani iddaru kotteskovali ani kaadu.. iamanony @iamanony3 Lakshmi ManchuTwitterThe debate on Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s idea of love does not seem to be dying soon as actress Lakshmi Manchu has joined Samantha and Chinmayi and called Kabir Singh director a sad filmmaker.Sandeep Reddy Vanga courted a controversy with his opinion on love, which faced the wrath of feminists, who slammed him for promoting violence against women through Kabir Singh. Singer Chinmayi Sripaada and Samantha Akkineni were among those people, who hurled anger against him. Latest to join their league is none other than actress-cum-producer Lakshmi Manchu.Devdutt Pattanaik, who is a Mumbai-based mythologist and author, slammed Sandeep Reddy Vanga, saying that his version of love is of Bollywood, but it is not there in Indian mythology. The management theorist tweeted, “True lovers slap each other, according to Bollywood. But certainly not according to the Puranas.”Lakshmi Manchu appeared to be upset by Devdutt Pattanaik’s remark against Bollywood. The Tollywood actress took to her Twitter page to respond to him today. She wrote, “Oh God not all of Bollywood. Just one sad filmmaker! Most of us believe in love,song,dance and friendship in our movies. Keep these beautiful pictures coming.”Since Devdutt Pattanaik blamed Bollywood, there was a very little room for Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu to feel hurt. She took unnecessary pain, which appeared to be an intentional act to score some mileage from ongoing controversy. Her act especially calling Sandeep a sad filmmaker did not go down well with many Telugu film goers, who resorted to troll, which seems to her aim to be news.Bhattu @kiran_bhattu Ethan hunt @joshi_vardhaman 1 sad film maker? Evaru akka Thanu? We should show heart wrenching Gundello Godavari to that film maker and punish him. VizagVaasi @UttarandhraPuli Musuko kurcho lachha akka india match avthundi nv yentha try chesina attention radu
RBI stops printing Rs 2,000 notes two years after demonetisation Close Kotak Mahindra Bank and ATM in Bengaluru, India.IBT Media/SVKrishnamachariKotak Mahindra Bank reported a 23 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Monday, sending the shares more than 2 percent up.Kotak Mahindra, India’s fifth-biggest lender by market capitalisation, said net profit was Rs 12.91 billion ($181.20 million) for the three months to December 31, 2018. In the same quarter a year earlier the net profit was Rs 10.53 billion. The profit growth was at its fastest pace in six quarters.Highlights:Third quarter revenue up 23 percentSavings deposits up 34 percent year-on-year to Rs 73,958 croreInterest income rises 25 percentShares up more than 2 percent on Monday after the resultsThe positive results came amid the bank’s ongoing conflict with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) over the promoter stake. The lender’s ledgers were helped by higher interest income as well as write-back of provisions. The Interest income stood at Rs 62.50 billion in the quarter, an increase of about 25 percent.Even as bad loan provisions rose more than 50 percent to Rs 2.55 billion, Kotak Mahindra got a write-back to the tune of Rs 2.72 billion, Reuters reported.On March 12, the Bombay high court will take up the bank’s plea challenging RBI’s order throwing out its proposal to cut promoter stake.”In accordance with the RBI communication, provision for mark-to-market depreciation on AFS and HFT investments continue to be presented under Provisions & Contingencies. However, if above provision for mark-to-market depreciation were treated as part of other income, the adjusted income will be higher by Rs 271 crore,” Kotak Mahindra Bank said in a BSE filing.Improving asset qualityThe results also showed asset quality improved at Kotak Mahindra Bank. The percentage of bad loans was 2.07 in the latest quarter, compared with 2.15 percent in the second quarter and 2.31 percent in the same quarter a year ago. Kotak Mahindra Bank Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Uday Kotak launches the ‘811 banking app’ in Mumbai on March 29, 2017.IANSKotak Mahindra Bank is entangled in a tussle with the RBI over the equity stake of promoter Uday Kotak.On March 12, the Bombay high court will take up the bank’s plea challenging RBI’s order throwing out its proposal to cut promoter stake.The bank was facing a December 31 deadline to cut promoter holding to 20 percent from the current 30 percent. Under the RBI’s guidance, the bank should further cut Uday Kotak’s stake to 15 percent by March 2020. Uday Kotak had attempted to cut his holding by using preference shares rather than common equity in August. However, the RBI cut down the move saying the bank could not take the Perpetual Non Convertible Preference Shares (PNCPS) route to pare promoter holding.The bank said earlier last month it was moving the high court as the RBI did not respond to its request to reconsider its decision on preference shares.
But August Flentje, special counsel to the assistant attorney general, argued that the president has the ultimate authority to protect the national security and that his action in that regard — namely, the travel ban — was unreviewable by the courts.However, at least two of the panelists, Judge Michelle Friedland and Judge William Canby, appeared skeptical of the administration’s position and of whether Trump’s travel ban amounts to a ban on Muslims.As we reported earlier in the Two-Way, Judge Richard Clifton suggested that perhaps there was no such ban since the president’s executive order affected only a small percentage (12 percent, according to an NPR analysis) of the world’s Muslim population. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesA sign at Washington Dulles International Airport welcomes travelers. A three-judge panel decided not to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban barring travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations. A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect.The three-judge appeals panel declined to overturn a lower court’s order suspending the president’s ban against entry into the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations.The travel ban was put on hold by federal district Judge James L. Robart of Seattle, who issued a nationwide restraining order on Feb. 3. Robart said that the two states challenging the ban, Washington and Minnesota, had shown that their residents and universities were harmed by Trump’s action. The administration then asked the appeals court for an emergency stay of Robart’s restraining order.President Trump tweeted his reply, indicating he will appeal.SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017The result is a rebuke to the White House. In oral arguments heard on Tuesday, the panel vigorously quizzed attorneys both for the administration and for the state of Washington, the lead plaintiff, which originally filed the suit challenging the travel ban.The solicitor general for the state of Washington, Noah Purcell, argued that the travel ban is discriminatory and violates both federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution. He told the court that the judiciary’s role is to step in and check the abuses of the executive branch. Share
Share – / 3Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced Wednesday his Financial Crimes Unit, in collaboration with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, have recently thwarted an identity theft scheme.Gonzalez said in a press conference the people behind the scheme intended to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars.Sergeant Joshua Nowitz, who works for the Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit, explained that on June 22 patrol deputies responded to a call from a Wells Fargo branch located in the east side of unincorporated Harris County.Nowitz detailed that an employee at the branch had noticed that two suspects had attempted to gain access to a Florida account holder’s home equity line of credit using false identification. The deputies apprehended the two suspects, who were interviewed.“Based on the quick action of our patrol deputies, we were able to gain information and evidence on the scene that led to a search warrant which was executed on July 5th 2018,” Nowitz added.Based on the investigation three suspects face felony charges. They are Epheson Fikru, 27, who is charged with first degree felony for engaging in organized criminal activity; Kevin Washington, 26, who is charged with a felony for tampering with a government record; and Shawn Adrian, 49, who is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.Fikru and Washington have been charged, processed and released on bond, while Adrian is currently wanted.According to the District Attorney’s Office, the charge for engaging in organized criminal activity can carry a punishment that ranges from five years in prison to life in prison.
Kondwani Russell’s video of him performing poetry in front of a class has almost 3M views. (Photo credit: Chanet Wallace)Baltimore native and poet Kondwani Fidel Russell is being recognized all over the world for a poem he recited to his class while he was substitute teaching.Russell arrived early, on his first day, to Baltimore City College high school, to be a substitute in a writing class in early October. When he entered the school’s office an administrator asked him to sit in a history class for a few minutes because the teacher wasn’t yet present.He agreed and walked into the history class.The 22-year-old introduced himself to the class as an alumnus of Baltimore City College high school, graduate of Virginia State, and a poet. Once the students heard he was a poet, they asked him to recite a poem.“Kids just like a challenge, they don’t really want to hear my poetry,” said Russell, who was unenthused about the challenge from the students.Russell continued with his plans for the class, but the students would not give up.They encouraged him on saying “You do spoken word, spit [rhyme] something for us.”He finally agreed to perform a poem once they agreed to quiet down.Russell recites poetry and spoken word at local events and restaurants, at least four times a week, and is used to being filmed, so the students pulling out their camera phones seemed like an ordinary thing that happens when he performs.“I always get recorded and I’ve been featured in videos,” said the Baltimore native in an interview with the AFRO. “I’ve even been in plays, so the camera is always around.”The next morning, Oct. 6, Russell woke up to hundreds of social media notifications and alerts.One of the students in the history class uploaded the video to Facebook, where it gained over 2.5 million views, also, made it to WorldStarHipHop and YouTube.“Tyga [a California rapper] posted the video and every hour the video received hundred-thousands of views, from 200,000 one hour to 500,000 the next. Then I saw it hit 2.6 million views, I couldn’t believe it,” he said. As of Oct 26, the video had 2,709,612 views.Russell’s poem described his rough childhood; being raised and encouraged by his grandmother amidst his mother’s struggle with drug addiction and the absence of his father. He expressed his detached relationship with teachers and administrators while growing up.Russell realized at age 19, he wanted to perform poetry and spoken word all over the world. “This is what I want to do for the rest of my life, it made me feel like I can be effective to kids. So I perform to show them they can be what they want to be and that there is a big world outside of all the trauma inner city kids experience. My ultimate goal is to inspire,” Russell said.His poetry and performances take a stand against police brutality, social injustices, and education inequality. They paint vivid pictures of the experiences and struggles of the kids from the broken neighborhoods and his individual hassles from growing up, to help encourage better relationships between students and teachers and bring awareness to the different adversities in the black community.Besides performing poetry for the students, Russell posts video to YouTube including one entitled “Baltimore Bullet Train,” which is also an expression against inequality and a self-published poetry book called, “Asperous Artistry” that was released in August.To view the video of Russell go to http://on.fb.me/1k5lPwd
Popular on Variety On May 11, Spotify announced the new two-part policy against “hate content” and “hateful conduct” regarding the artists it chooses to promote — and was met with an immediate backlash in the music biz. Last week, reports emerged that Spotify was rethinking the decision to ban certain artists from playlists based on their “hateful conduct.” The company reinstated rapper XXXTentacion, but not another artist, R. Kelly.CEO Daniel Ek, speaking at an industry conference this week, admitted Spotify botched the rollout of the new policy. “We rolled this out wrong and could have done a much better job,” Ek said Wednesday night, speaking at the Code Conference in a keynote Q&A.In explaining the move Friday, Spotify said the “hate conduct” provision applied only to “rare cases of the most extreme artist controversies.” The company admitted that the ambiguous wording caused concern that an artist could be blocked from a promotional Spotify playlist based on unproven allegations, thereby potentially hurting their careers. Spotify also said some artists “even worried that mistakes made in their youth would be used against them.”“Across all genres, our role is not to regulate artists. Therefore, we are moving away from implementing a policy around artist conduct,” the company said.In its statement Friday, Spotify said, “We will continue to seek ways to impact the greater good and further the industry we all care so much about We believe Spotify has an opportunity to help push the broader music community forward through conversation, collaboration and action. We’re committed to working across the artist and advocacy communities to help achieve that.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Spotify has swiftly reversed course on its recently introduced policy to ban artists who have engaged in “hate conduct” from promoted playlists, announcing Friday that it was dropping the plan.“[W]hile we believe our intentions were good, the language was too vague, we created confusion and concern, and didn’t spend enough time getting input from our own team and key partners before sharing new guidelines,” the company said in a statement.However, Spotify said it was keeping the ban against “hate content” in place.“Spotify does not permit content whose principal purpose is to incite hatred or violence against people because of their race, religion, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation,” the company said. “As we’ve done before, we will remove content that violates that standard. We’re not talking about offensive, explicit, or vulgar content – we’re talking about hate speech.”
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Many people in Ladysmith are complaining about being mistreated at Home Affairs, which includes being turned away after standing out in the cold for hours.Not only that, but the queues are extremely long. People have said they were told this was all due to the system being down at Home Affairs.Some blame Home Affairs for not having an individual who will attend to them while standing in a queue to verify whether they have the relevant documents, and they end up being turned away after hours of waiting.Also read: Sassa pension and disability grant crisis hits Ladysmith pensioners hardAt the time of going to press, Mr PH Kubheka (head of Ladysmith office – KZN Department of Home Affairs) commented that, “When we open the doors at 8am in the morning, I as the Office Manager physically screen all the people in the queue to check if they have relevant supporting documents and if we are satisfied with the supporting documents they have. “We then let them inside the building for the various services they came for.“It’s obvious that if people don’t bring the necessary supporting documents, they will not be assisted like any other institution, but they are advised to bring the necessary documents.“Moreover, inside the office, we have three Floor Walkers who take turns and who make sure that our clients are sitting in the right places as per the services they came for. In addition to that, we also now and again screen those who are waiting outside.“We are experiencing long queues due to incorrect scam messages circulating around social media (ie WhatsApp, Facebook, etc) stating that Green ID Books will be phased out by July 31 this year, which is not true.“As a result, people come in large numbers at once and to be honest, we are unable to service them all at once because at 4pm we close the office, as officials need to go home and rest just like any other person who has been working for eight hours. Just to add, you won’t believe that some officials don’t even go on lunch and others even go to lunch very late.“Lastly, we make sure that we do inform the clients who are waiting outside that if it happens that by 3.30pm they are still outside, the chances for them to be assisted are slim.”Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!
read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Related Content 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 Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… 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 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more May 12, 2014 — Breast tomosynthesis in the diagnostic workup for one- or two-view focal asymmetry detected at screening mammography resulted in less use of ultrasound, fewer biopsies and higher positive predictive value for cancer than when diagnostic exams involved only 2-D mammography, according to a study conducted at the University of Virginia.”Tomosynthesis has been evaluated in screening populations and been shown to decrease recall rates, but studies in the diagnostic setting are lacking,” said researcher Brandi Nicholson, M.D., assistant professor of radiology at the University of Virginia.In the study, 532 patients who were recalled for a focal asymmetric density discovered at screening were analyzed across three categories: women recalled prior to the availability of tomosynthesis in the practice (PT), those who did not have tomosynthesis at diagnostic evaluation after it was available (NT) and those who had diagnostic tomosynthesis (YT). There were 238 patients in the PT group, 145 in the NT group and 149 in the YT group.The researchers found that additional full views and ultrasound were performed significantly less frequently in the YT group than in both the PT and NT groups. They also found that the PPV was increased for the YT group compared to both the PT and NT groups.Nicholson presented the study at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) in San Diego.For more information: www.arrs.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | May 12, 2014 Breast Tomosynthesis After Screening Mammography Reduces Need for Ultrasound, Biopsies, Researchers Say News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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
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IN THE NEWS: CARS TRACKING US?SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sure, people know they need to keep up with their cars. But how many of us know that our cars are also able to keep track of us? These days, most newer automobiles are loaded with technological features like internet connections, cameras and sensors. They can help us find our way, stay in our lanes — and even have our cars unlocked remotely if keys are lost. But that information can also be used by others. For example, in China, car manufacturers have been sharing location detail of connected cars with the government. That has raised concerns in other countries that information gleaned from connected cars can be shared with insurance companies, marketers — and the authorities. Those with older vehicles have little to be concerned about. But by 2020, nearly three out of every four cars sold will have some features that can collect information about drivers and their actions behind the wheel.IN THE NEWS: CELLPHONE-FREE VACATIONS?UNDATED (AP) — Some people like to use their vacation time to unwind. But can you also use your time off to unplug? Some resorts are beginning to offer perks to those who can bear to be off their cellphones for a few hours. For example, some places have designated certain times as phone-free hours at their pools. Other places ban electronic devices from public places altogether. Some hotels might find that they run the risk of turning off guests who don’t want to wean themselves off their phones, tablets and laptops. But many hotels and resorts say the tech-free policies can help promote the idea of such places being a place for rest, wellness and relaxation.IN STORES: OZOBOT EVOREDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It’s said good things come in small packages. And with so many educators touting the implementation of STEM programs — this is a small package that can pay off big-time for a youngster interested in coding. The Ozobot Evo is about the size of a ping-pong ball — but it can be a tool to bounce your kids into the realm of people who can make things work — instead of just hoping that they will work. The Ozobot Evo can be given its marching orders in one of two ways. You can do it online with OzoBlockly programming. Or you can forego the screen route by using a set of Color Code markers. All the tricks you can teach it are available through coding. There is also an Evo app that lets users earn points as they find different ways to code the product, which can be programmed to race, send messages — and even do battle with each other. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. The Ozobot Evo is designed for ages 9 and up — and retails for $100.IN STORES: EA SPORTS NHL19 / NBA 19 / MADDEN 19REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Come inside and play? It’s an invitation that gamers won’t be able to resist with the current crop of titles from EA Sports. The mainstays of the EA Sport lineup remain as always: Madden 19, NBA 19 and NHL 19 and FIFA 19. The detailed presentation and true-to-the-game action and controls seem to get better each year. And more than once, people who see the videogame without noticing that someone is holding a controller have said they thought they were watching a real game unfold on the screen. The officially licensed titles feature all the stars of the current leagues — with updated rosters available online as needed. But the games also provide plenty of opportunities to hone your skills away from the big-league level — with practice sessions as well as drills and low-key games.TCL 5 SERIES 4K TV WITH ROKUHUIZHOU, China (AP) — Lots of people like the quality and sharpness of a 4K TV set — but are reluctant to shell out the big bucks it usually takes to bring that kind of technology home. For those on a budget who don’t want to sacrifice much in the way of picture quality, the offerings from TCL are worth a look. The TV’s are made in China — and carry a lower price tag than many of the other smart TV brands with ultra-high-definition pictures. But the picture is impressive. If you take a side-by-side look at the images produced by the various models with 55-inch screens, you’ll notice little difference between them and the TCLs. One advantage TCL series has — is an integrated Roku system. You can easily “dial up” the streams of your choice by adding them to your home screen with your remote. Sites like Netflix that require a subscription can easily be accessed, once you enter your subscriber information — making future viewing a snap. The set has three HDMI ports, a USB port and a digital audio connector as well as a standard audio jack.MISTY MATE MIST PRO 3RIVERDALE, Calif. (AP) — In most places this time of year, the idea of a cool, temperature-reducing mist is not exactly what you’re looking for. But for those who are — or expect to be — in need of cooling, the Misty Mate Mist Pro 3 personal misting device is just the ticket. Instead of lining up for a mist in front of one of those huge fans, your mist is available at your command. The device features a nozzle that atomizes water into microparticles that evaporate instantly on contact. That can help cool the air around you by up to 30 degrees. It holds up to three ounces of fluid and is pressurized by a built-in, hand-operated pump. That amount of liquid can last between 1 and 4 hours, depending on how often you blast the mist. Speaking of cool, the device comes in three colours, blue, grey and green. It also comes with a one-year warranty.by Oscar Wells Gabriel IIFollow Oscar Wells Gabriel II on Twitter at https://twitter.com/OWGabriel2The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Dec 24, 2018 2:26 am PDT AM Prep-Cyber Corner AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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