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This was not ok Alvvays singer dodges kiss after fan jumps onstage

first_imgIn the video, Rankin nears the close of the song Party Police when a fan walks towards her, puts his arm on her shoulder and moves in to kiss her.The singer pulls away as the man backs off and leaves the stage. Rankin appears confused for a moment and cracks a smile.Alvvays is currently in Europe performing in support of the band’s latest album, Antisocialites.Ken Veerman, director for the Antwerp venue Trix, posted a message on Facebook condemning the action.“It is incredible and saddening that we should still spell this out in 2017, but here goes: it is in no way, shape or form acceptable to harass women on or off stage,” he wrote.“Being very drunk and slightly enamoured with a musician somehow doesn’t magically make this kind of behaviour alright. This [is] not ‘just a bit of fun’ … We apologize to the band and audience that this happened on our watch. This was not ok.” Advertisement Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin was left stunned during a recent show when a male fan bolted onto the stage and attempted to kiss her.The Toronto-based indie band, known for dreamy pop songs including Archie, Marry Me, was performing at a venue in Antwerp, Belgium on Saturday when the incident was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Alvvways frontwoman Molly Rankin was left stunned during a show last weekend in Antwerp when a male fan bolted onstage and attempted to kiss her. (YouTube) Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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ELECTION DAY – Polls now open across Northeast BC

first_imgIn Taylor, there are five candidates looking to fill council seats, with two mayoral candidates in the running.  Voting for the municipal elections will take place at the Fort St. John Legion and at the District Office in Taylor, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.Voting for School District Trustees will be taking place at various locations across the district.Here is a list of locations of where you can vote for School Trustees: FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Today is voting day.  The polls are now open for the municipal election across B.C.  Polls will be open until 8 p.m.For live results from the election, visit here:  http://energeticcity.mystagingwebsite.com/2018-municipal-election-results/.  Results will be shown once they are posted after 8 p.m. tonight.In Fort St. John, there are 12 candidates vying to fill six seats on city council. Zone 1 – Cecil Lake, Goodlow and Clayhurst – poll at Cecil Lake Community HallZone 2 – Prespatou, Buick, Rose Prairie, Doig River First Nation, Blueberry River First Nation, North Pine, Montney and Wonowon – poll at Upper Pine SchoolZone 5 Rural Poll – Upper Halfway, Halfway River First Nation, Wonowon (west), Charlie Lake, Pink Mountain, and north of Mile 225 on the Alaska Highway – poll at Charlie Lake Elementary SchoolZone 5 – Residents of Fort St John – poll at the Royal Canadian LegionLearn more about the candidates running in Fort St. John, by clicking here.Candidates running for Fort St. John council in the 2018 municipal elections:Trevor Bolin (incumbent)Gord Klassen (incumbent)Larry Evans (incumbent)Bruce Christensen (incumbent)Byron Stewart (incumbent)Lilia Hansen (incumbent)Tony ZabinskyJustin JonesChuck FowlerJim HarrisGabor HarrisBecky GrimsrudLearn more about the two candidates running for Mayor in Taylor by clicking here.District of Taylor council candidates in the 2018 municipal elections:Rob Fraser (Mayoral incumbent)Laura Prosko (Mayoral candidate)Betty Ponto (incumbent)Brent Taillefer (Incumbent)Dave Lueneberg (Incumbent)Sherry DaviesMichelle TurnbullSchool District Trustees running in the 2018 municipal elections.Trustee Electoral Area 1: Melanie Edwards; Cecil Lake, BCMadeleine Lehmann; Cecil Lake, BCTrustee Electoral Area 2:David Christie; Taylor, BCDavid Scott – Moncrieff; Fort St. John, BCTrustee Electoral Area 3:Nicole Gillis; Hudson’s Hope, BCTrustee Electoral Area 4:Ida Campbell; Taylor, BCTrustee Electoral Area 5: Erin Evans; Fort St. John, BCHelen Norma Gilbert; Fort St. John, BCDarrell Pasichnyk; Fort St. John, BCJeff Richert; Fort St. John, BCBill Snow; Fort St. John, BClast_img read more

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Govt brings back old varsity faculty reservation system

first_imgNew Delhi: After facing strong criticism from opposition parties over 13-point roster system for reservation in university teacher’s job, the government on Thursday cleared an ordinance to supersede the Supreme Court order in this regard. The Ordinance has been brought to restore the earlier 200-point roster system in varsities for the teacher’s job.While addressing the media to brief about the decisions taken at the last Cabinet meeting of the government Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the university would now be taken as one unit for reservation of teacher jobs under the Ordinance. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Jaitley further said, “The reservation roster at universities was earlier governed by circulars of the University Grants Commission, but the Allahabad High Court delivered a judgement in 2017 that invalidated the instructions and mandated that departments, and not the entire institute, should be treated as the unit for determining reserved positions.” “The Ordinance cleared by the Cabinet has maintained that university would be treated as one unit for reservation of teacher job,” he further added. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe University Grants Commission (UGC) had announced last March that an individual department should be considered as the base unit to calculate the number of teaching posts to be reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates, following an order by the Allahabad High Court in April 2017. Earlier this week, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar had said that the Centre was committed to restoring the reservation roster in educational institutions following a series of protests over the issue by various students’ and teachers’ organisations. They had been urging the government to bring an ordinance to restore the 200-point roster taking college or university as a unit for reservation in teaching posts. The Supreme Court had last month dismissed a review petition filed by the HRD Ministry after its special leave petition against the court order was rejected by the apex court. Hailing the decision of the Centre, Bihar BJP president Nityanand Rai said, “The decision to bring an Ordinance to restore the 200-point roster system makes it clear that Prime Minister Narendra Prime Modi is committed protecting the rights of SCs/STs and OBCs.” “Our stand was very clear from begging as during the Budget session of the Parliament, the HRD Minister had made it clear that in case of rejection of review petition, the government would bring an Ordinance. Since the Opposition parties have no understanding of statements made in the Parliament; they took to the streets to create confusion among people over the issue. Now everything is clear and their political agenda has also been exposed,” said Rai, who represents Ujiarpur parliamentary constituency. Hailing the decision, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan said that the move restores the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. “I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this decision. The rights of SC and ST are restored. This reflects the commitment of the government towards SC/ST,” Paswan told reporters. “For a professor post, SCs were getting a lesser quota of 4 as per the 13-point roster instead of 133 as per the earlier 200-point roaster. Similarly, the quota for STs and OBCs for faculty post were reduced,” Paswan said.last_img read more

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Palestinian refugees hurt in blaze at camp on SyrianIraqi border says UN

25 April 2007Fire swept through a refugee camp in the no-man’s-land near the Syrian-Iraqi border last night, injuring 28 Palestinians and destroying the tents and personal possessions of seven families, the United Nations refugee agency reported today, calling this evidence of the poor living conditions in the area. Survivors said they escaped death by only seconds as the Al Tanf camp was engulfed by the blaze on Tuesday night, which was apparently caused by a spark from an electric cable igniting a diesel can and gas cylinder. Strong winds also fanned the flames.Three Palestinian refugees suffered severe burns and 25 others, mostly children, received minor burns and smoke inhalation, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It was the second fire at the camp.One survivor told UNHCR officials that his tent became a fireball within a minute. “There was no time to take anything,” he said. “Our children were sleeping. My neighbour has serious burns because he went into the burning flames looking for his child who had already run out of the tent. Everything is lost, including our hope in life.”Al Tanf is host to 389 Palestinian refugees, mainly women and children, fleeing violence in Iraq. They have been stranded on the border area for the last 11 months after being denied entry to Syria or any other neighbouring country of Iraq. Conditions at the camp are extremely harsh, with a desert climate and winds frequently swirling sand and dust.UNHCR staff have brought fresh supplies, including tents and bedding, from the Syrian capital, Damascus, to replace those lost in the fire.Laurens Jolles, UNHCR’s Representative in Syria described the fire as an accident waiting to happen.“It is an example of how inappropriate and dangerous this place is for humans to live in and underlines the need to move these refugees to an appropriate and safe place,” Mr. Jolles said.More than 1,000 Palestinians are stuck at the Al Tanf and Al Waleed areas along the Syrian-Iraqi border, too afraid to return to their homes, especially in Baghdad, where they have been the target of deadly attacks. An estimated 15,000 Palestinians still live in the Iraqi capital, half the number of the community in 2003. read more

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SecretaryGeneral welcomes Burundi protocol as move towards peace

A statement issued by a spokesman for Mr. Annan said, “He commends President Domitien Ndayizeye and Mr. (Pierre) Nkurunziza (of the CNDD/FDD) for their commitment to peace and reconciliation in Burundi and calls on them to ensure full implementation of the Protocol in accordance with the agreed timetable.”According to the protocol, signed yesterday after being mediated by South African President Thabo Mbeki and other regional officials, representatives of Mr. Nkurunziza’s group would enter the government in three weeks and start integrating the two armies, as the CNDD/FDD turns itself into a political party.The rebel group PALIPEHUTU-FNL-Agathon Rwasa (Parti pour la libération du peuple hutu-Forces nationales de liberation), has not joined in the accord, however, and Mr. Annan urged the PALIPEHUTU-FNL to “join the peace process without delay.”Factional strife in Burundi has lasted 10 years. read more

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Clemsons Run Game Could Give Notre Dame Fits

The Tigers have a punishing ground gameClemson’s rushing attack by season* under head coach Dabo Swinney 2011158.54.1924.326.0 Percentage of … 2013174.64.1726.723.9 2015223.04.9327.218.6 2017194.14.7027.520.9 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group SeasonRushing Yards per GameYards per RushFirst Downs or TDs Per RushRushes For zero or Negative Yards 2015Alabama91.62015Boston College97.0 2016169.74.3126.620.8 2014146.53.5322.424.7 The Irish rank second nationally in passing yards allowed per pass attempt (5.35) and passing yards allowed per completion (9.54). Specifically, the Notre Dame secondary is adept at taking away play-action throws. Only three teams allowed fewer yards per play on the play-action. Eight of Notre Dame’s 20 takeaways this season came against play-action looks.2Only five teams in the nation forced more turnovers against play-action passes.However, the interior of the Irish defense has been suspect, and this year’s team is among coach Brian Kelly’s worst at stopping the run, with -10.9 expected points added on run defense. Opponents pick up 2.52 yards after contact per rush against Notre Dame, placing the Irish 70th of the 130 FBS teams. This will be the best secondary Lawrence has faced, but it might not matter if Etienne can find the running avenues he’s grown accustomed to breaking through this season.Will Clemson’s NFL-ready defensive line raze the Irish?Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables’s defensive line is formidable, probably the best in the country. It’s certainly the most NFL-ready — ESPN projects that three of its members will be selected in the first round of the NFL draft. As Irish quarterback Ian Book put it, “In terms of their defensive line, everyone knows about them.”The quartet of Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell, Dexter Lawrence3Lawrence may be ineligible for the playoff after he tested positive for a banned substance. and Austin Bryant is an embarrassment of riches that keeps opponents up at night. It’s the teeth of a defense that ranks first in efficiency (92.3), yards allowed per play (4.2)4Tied with Miami and Mississippi State. and yards allowed per carry (2.6); second in points allowed per game (13.7); and a dismal third in stuff rate (27.0 percent), which is the percentage of carries stopped at or before the line of scrimmage, and sacks (46). This year’s Clemson squad is in line to rank first in expected points added on rush defense and fourth in defensive efficiency among all FBS teams since 2005, the first year ESPN tracked both stats. 2016Alabama97.42018Clemson109.4 This Clemson defense is among the bestThe top five FBS teams since 2005 by defensive efficiency and expected points added on run defense 2010139.03.9521.424.5 Etienne amassed 1,463 rushing yards this season, the fifth-most in the country and the second-most by a Clemson running back in the past 15 years. Nearly half of those yards came after contact — and despite his collision-inviting style, the loping Etienne is among five major-conference running backs to tote the rock at least 175 times without fumbling. He has cleared the goal line on 21 carries, one shy of the national lead. It appears that Wide Receiver U has itself an elite running back.Behind Etienne on the depth chart are Lyn-J Dixon and Adam Choice, each of whom has more than 50 carries and 500 rushing yards on the season. Clemson features three of the 15 best players this season in yards per carry (among players with at least 50 carries).An imposing run game opens up the field for Trevor Lawrence, the freshman quarterback and No. 1 national recruit from the 2018 class. The 19-year-old ranks 12th in FBS in Total Quarterback Rating, at 79.1, and has proved to be more than capable since usurping veteran Kelly Bryant’s starting spot. On play-action looks, he leads the nation in touchdowns per attempt.As it happens, Notre Dame likely has the best pass defense of any team in the playoff. 2009170.44.8125.825.0 2018Clemson92.42016Alabama99.5 7Alabama84.36 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group rankingTeamPass defense EPA 120Oklahoma-94.92 2018259.86.7533.6%16.0% Clemson and Notre Dame have a lot in common. The programs put together two of the quietest undefeated regular-season campaigns in recent memory. The Tigers’ credentials were diluted by an unspectacular ACC, the Irish by independent classification and lack of a conference title. Each team has a first-year starting quarterback who won the job in late September. Both have breakout running backs and elite defenses.Admission to the playoff has become the expectation for Clemson.1This will be the fourth consecutive appearance for the Tigers, who are a combined 53-4 since 2015. Meanwhile, Notre Dame has rebounded from a four-win campaign in 2016 to find itself on the doorstep of the national championship game for the first time in six years.Though the teams may be similar in many ways, there’s still plenty that separates them. Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t see the matchup as being particularly close, opening with the Tigers as 10.5-point favorites. According to FiveThirtyEight’s college football prediction model, Clemson has a 36 percent probability of winning the national title, while Notre Dame’s probability is considerably lower, at 11 percent.Here’s what to look for when the two programs meet in the Cotton Bowl semifinal Saturday at 4 p.m. Eastern.Can Notre Dame temper Clemson’s run game or run-pass option attack?In the words of Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill, “You’ve got to stop the run in order to beat this team.”Behind the fearless Travis Etienne, the Tigers feature one of the best inside rushing attacks in the nation. Most of the successful action is funneled inside the tackles, as evidenced by the Tigers ranking inside the top 15 nationally in rushing yards on carries taken up the middle, toward the left guard and toward the right guard. The team averages 6.8 yards per carry, which leads the Football Bowl Subdivision, and has compiled 46 rushing touchdowns, good for third best nationally. For a program that had six running backs selected in the NFL draft over the past decade, this is undoubtedly the best ground game that head coach Dabo Swinney has overseen. 2011Alabama94.52007Oregon State103.1 SeasonTeamDefensive EfficiencySeasonTeamRun defense EPA 2012191.14.2228.221.6 They get teams off the field, having helped force the most three-and-outs (81) in the country — at a clip of 44.3 percent. This is largely because offensive plays tend to go the opposite direction against Clemson. A measly 30.6 percent of plays earn five yards or more against Venables’s defense, the best rate in the country, while 40.5 percent of plays earn zero or negative yards, the third-best rate in the country.The Irish offensive line has done a commendable job keeping Book upright. Notre Dame is among the best 35 teams in sack rate and in the top 15 in sack rate on passing downs. However, Notre Dame’s offensive line has been pushed around, as evidenced by the team ranking outside the top 100 in line yards, passing downs line yards per carry, opportunity rate and stuff rate.Clemson has controlled games in the trenches all season. To pull off the upset, Notre Dame must first temper the Tigers’ quartet.Check out our latest college football predictions. The Irish can stop air attacksThis year’s playoff participants in expected points added (EPA) on pass defense 2014Clemson92.52012Rutgers102.6 * In full seasons under Swinney, who took over as head coach midway through the 2008 seasonSource: ESPN Stats & Information Group 2Notre Dame96.95 15Clemson68.46 read more

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Un prix de 10 millions de dollars pour le séquençage du génome

first_imgUn prix de 10 millions de dollars pour le séquençage du génome de centenairesLa fondation privée X Prize vient de lancer un défi de taille aux chercheurs : percer le secret de la longévité en parvenant à séquencer le génome des centenaires en un temps limité. Un concours qui rapportera à l’équipe de scientifiques vainqueur la somme de 10 millions de dollars.C’est un concours plutôt inattendu que vient de lancer la fondation privée américaine X Prize. Pour quelque 10 millions dollars, celui-ci à percer le secret… de la longévité humaine. Dans un communiqué (lien non disponible), elle met les chercheurs du monde entier au défi de séquencer le génome complet de cent personnes centenaires avec une marge d’erreur réduite à moins d’un par million de paires de bases, et ce en trente jours seulement.Sponsorisé par Medco Health Solutions Inc, firme américaine de gestion des remboursements pharmaceutiques, ce défi vise à stimuler la compétition Archon Genomics X qui, lancée en 2006, a pour but de faire avancer le séquençage du génome humain au moindre coût et de faire ainsi progresser la médecine ciblée et personnalisée.”L’objectif de ce concours est de pousser l’industrie à développer, de façon plus précise, plus rapide et plus économique, des technologies de séquençage efficace”, a déclaré le Dr Craig Venter, biologiste qui co-préside la compétition et qui a jusqu’en 2000, participé au séquençage du génome humain. “Bien que de nombreuses nouvelles technologies ont été développées au cours de la dernière décennie, et que de nombreux génomes humains ont été séquencés, il n’existe toujours pas de technologie capable de produire avec une très grande précision un génome humain pour le diagnostic et le traitement médical” déplore-t-il. “Ouvrir la voie à l’ère de la médecine personnalisée” À lire aussiLe génome humain cacherait plus d’anciens virus qu’on ne pensaitOr “pour que la génomique puisse avoir un réel impact sanitaire et permettent des diagnostics et décisions pour chacun d’entre nous, nous avons besoin de ces technologies.Nous pensons que cette compétition donnera un élan pour véritablement ouvrir la voie à l’ère de la médecine personnalisée”, poursuit le chercheur.Le génome humain compte plus de six milliards de paires de nucléotides, qui constituent la base de l’ADN. La sélection des centenaires dont l’ADN sera remis aux compétiteurs le 3 janvier 2013 a d’ores et déjà été lancée. Le concours s’achèvera un mois après la remise des ces ADN aux chercheurs.Le premier X Prize organisé par la fondation américaine date de 2004. Permis grâce à une donation de la famille Ansari, il mettait en jeu dix millions de dollars pour la première organisation non gouvernementale parvenant à lancer dans l’espace un véhicule spatial habité. La société américaine Scaled Composites avait remporté la compétition avec son SpaceShipOne le 4 octobre de la même année.Le 27 octobre 2011 à 17:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Camas High suspends Round Lake activities after bear sightings

first_imgJayson Tidland snapped this photo of a black bear in Heritage Park off Northwest Lake Road in Camas. CAMAS — A string of recent bear sightings prompted Camas schools to suspend off-campus activities at Round Lake in Lacamas Park.Camas High School Principal Steve Marshall made the announcement Thursday morning in an email to parents and people connected with the school. The school also has moved cross-country practices away from Round Lake.Camas residents occasionally see raccoons, bobcats and bears within city limits, but — to the best of Marshall’s knowledge — students haven’t encountered any of the animals until two weeks ago.“So, although we take precautions to make sure our activities are well-organized and supervised, it is in our students’ best interest that we steer clear of Round Lake for the next few weeks,” he said.Twice in the last two weeks cross-country meets were moved from Round Lake after a small bear was sighted.Several folks who were on the trail midday Thursday said they weren’t concerned about the bear or hadn’t heard of it before a Columbian reporter mentioned it.Elisabeth Massie said she uses the trail a few times a week. She hadn’t heard about the bear sightings but wasn’t too concerned.last_img read more

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US News Unveils Redesign

first_imgA month after it announced a shift biweekly frequency in 2009—effectively ending its status as a “newsweekly”—U.S. News & World Report this week unveiled an extensive redesign of its magazine.The redesign includes a new logo, typeface, retooled front-of-book and feature well showcasing longer pieces.“That new logo you see on the cover is not just a cosmetic makeover,” editor Brian Kelly wrote in a note to readers. “It signals a new era for U.S. News. We’re changing the way we think of the magazine.”In an interview with FOLIO: in New York late last week, U.S. News president Bill Holiber said the redesign, in the works for over a year, reflects a shift in the company’s editorial strategy, moving the brand away from a newsmagazine toward becoming a consumer guide of personal and “public service” journalism. “It’s about how news affects our reader’s lives,” Holiber said. “We stopped chewing over last week’s events years ago in order to give you more timely perspective and analysis,” Kelly wrote. “But the rapid rise of the Internet has caused us to rethink that model as well.” That means more resources devoted to the Web, the magazine says. USNews.com generates 5 million unique visitors a month, and Holiber says he would like to double that in the next year.Will Advertisers Buy In? The changes at U.S. News come at a particularly tenuous time for the magazine—and category. Through June, advertising pages were down over 30 percent over the same period in 2007, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. At Newsweek, advertising pages were down 22.4 percent, while Time ad pages were down 21.1 percent. Even at Dennis Publishing’s The Week, ad pages were down 12.2 percent during the first half of the year.Prior to the announced frequency shift, the magazine had cut its rate base from 2 million to 1.5 million, while already having rolled back its frequency from 46 issues per year to 36.“Some things won’t change,” Kelly added. “We take seriously our role to provide information that helps people make decisions, whether it’s about presidents, health plans, or colleges. … We look forward to helping you make sense of it all, however we reach you.”last_img read more

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US to pull out of key nuclear missile treaty

first_imgRussian servicemen take part of a military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the Nazi siege of Leningrad, at Dvortsovaya Square in Saint Petersburg on 27 January, 2019. Photo: AFP File PhotoThe United States said Friday it would exit a landmark Cold War nuclear missile treaty due to purported violations by Russia, which has warned of a new arms race in Europe.Washington says a new Russian medium-range missile system breaches the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, although US officials also have an eye on China as the 1987 pact restricts the United States but not the rising Asian power.President Donald Trump said the United States was suspending its obligations under the INF treaty as of Saturday and starting a process to withdraw in six months.Brokered by US president Ronald Reagan with last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the treaty ended a superpower buildup of warheads that had frightened Europeans, banning ground-launched missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (around 300 to 3,400 miles).”The United States has fully adhered to the INF treaty for more than 30 years, but we will not remain constrained by its terms while Russia misrepresents its actions,” Trump said in a statement.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States, which formally announced its concerns two months ago, had raised the alleged treaty violation with Russia more than 30 times.”Russia’s violation puts millions of Europeans and Americans at greater risk, it aims to put the United States at a military disadvantage and it undercuts the chances of moving our bilateral relationship in a better direction,” Pompeo said.But Pompeo said the United States was still willing to talk to Russia in hopes that it comes into compliance.Trump, speaking later to reporters, said he would like to “get everybody in a big and beautiful room and do a new treaty,” but in the meantime, the United States “can’t be put at a disadvantage.”Russia warns of arms raceRussian president Vladimir Putin, who has sought a warm relationship with Trump but is widely reviled by the US establishment, has declared that the US withdrawal would set off a new arms race.Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday’s decision was not about Russia but rather “the strategy of the United States to get out of its international legal obligations in different areas.”Zakharova told television channel Rossiya 1 that the US had provided “no evidence, no satellite photo… no evidence” to back its allegations and that, once Washington leaves the treaty, Russia “reserves the right to an appropriate response.”NATO said in a statement that the US allies “fully support” the withdrawal and agreed that Russia’s 9M729 ground-launched cruise missile systems, whose range is the cause of US concerns, violated the treaty.But Europeans also voiced fears over the consequences of the treaty’s demise and called on Russia to address concerns before the United States formally leaves in August.”To us, it’s clear that Russia violated this treaty, and that’s why we must talk with Russia,” German chancellor Angela Merkel said.EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, speaking as the bloc’s foreign ministers gathered in Bucharest, said that the Europeans did not want “our continent going back to being a battlefield or place where other superpowers confront themselves — this belongs to a faraway history.”Trump also faced criticism at home, where Democrats said the “America First” president was too eager to withdraw from yet another international treaty.”The Trump administration is risking an arms race and undermining international security and stability,” house speaker Nancy Pelosi said.Fears for more treatiesTo add further to Europe’s worries, Moscow’s top INF negotiator, deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov, warned that after the collapse of the treaty that another key arms control agreement — the New START treaty — could follow.That agreement, which caps the number of nuclear warheads held by Washington and Moscow, expires in 2021 and Ryabkov said there was a “big question” over what would happen next.France, voicing regret over the INF treaty, appealed for the United States and Russia to extend the New START treaty beyond 2021.A US official, addressing reporters on condition of anonymity, rejected the idea that the United States was opening up an arms race and said it would take time to see how Washington would proceed when unbound from the INF treaty.”Because we have been adhering to this treaty for so long,” the official said, “we are some time away from being in a position to know what we might want to deploy, where we might want to deploy.”While relations remain tense with Russia, US defense planners have put a major focus on China due to its fast-growing military spending and increasing assertiveness in the dispute-ridden waters of Asia.US officials say that some 95 per cent of China’s ballistic and cruise missiles, a core part of Beijing’s defense strategy, would violate the INF treaty if China were a party to it.last_img read more

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Someone made Billy Eichner the voice of Captain America and its perfect

first_imgRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/someone-made-billy-eichner-the-voice-of-captain-america-and-its-perfect/ The scene from Civil War | Photo: IMDB/Marvel Studios Taking Twitter by storm, user @homeisarealsong dubbed over a scene from Captain America: Civil War with audio from Eichner’s comedy show Billy on the Street.In the scene, Cap is running with some of his fellow superheroes on their way to battle other superheroes (like Iron Man and Spider-Man).With the new audio, Cap shouts out: ‘Come on, lesbians!’ And really, that’s the superhero movie we all need.it’s midnight and i’m tired so i made this pic.twitter.com/Joh59j4qxk— lissy (@homeisarealsong) July 8, 2018It works eerily well and can definitely be watched on repeat.The audio comes from a lightning round segment of Billy on the Street. In the clip, Eichner walks around New York City ‘with a pack of wild lesbians’ yelling at people. In one instance, he shouts: ‘For a dollar: Who’s sexier, Britney Spears or Kesha?’[embedded content]But what does Chris Evans say?Luckily, Eichner caught wind of the video and tweeted about it himself. Hey @ChrisEvans this is what happened when someone put audio from Billy on the Street into Captain America https://t.co/euHWkoVTO4— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 9, 2018‘Hey @ChrisEvans this is what happened when someone put audio from Billy on the Street into Captain America,’ he wrote.Evans responded with his own thoughts about the remixed clip.‘That’s exactly what I was going for in that moment,’ he tweeted. ‘I’m glad someone picked up on my inner monologue.’That’s exactly what I was going for in that moment. I’m glad someone picked up on my inner monologue. https://t.co/NpbHb4Brie— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 9, 2018The internet can be a great place sometimes.More from Gay Star NewsCaptain America star Chris Evans speaks out on supporting his gay brother Step aside, Chris Evans — Billy Eichner is our new Captain America. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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first_img 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 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 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content July 30, 2014 — Guided Therapeutics Inc. has filed an amendment to its premarket approval (PMA) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan.The filing follows the face-to-face meeting the company had with the FDA in May 2014 and addresses questions raised in a Sep. 6, 2013 not-approvable letter that the company received from the agency.“We believe that our PMA amendment addresses the remaining questions the agency had about our application,” said Gene Cartwright, CEO of Guided Therapeutics. “While we await a decision on the U.S. market, we continue to see momentum building in the larger international market where we are working to increase pilot studies with LuViva, drive sales and build market share.”The FDA has 180 days to respond to the amendment.The company has regulatory approval to sell LuViva in Europe with the Edition 3 CE mark, and has marketing approvals from COFEPRIS in Mexico, Health Canada and Singapore Health Sciences Authority, among others. Additionally, expansion efforts are ongoing in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.LuViva scans the cervix with light and uses spectroscopy to measure how light interacts with the cervical tissue. Spectroscopy identifies chemical and structural indicators of precancer that may be below the surface of the cervix or misdiagnosed as benign. This technique is called biophotonics. Unlike Pap, HPV tests or biopsies, LuViva does not require laboratory analysis or a tissue sample, and is designed to provide results immediately, which may result in eliminating costly, painful and unnecessary additional testing. LuViva is intended for use with women who have undergone initial screening and are called back for follow up with a colposcopy examination, which in many cases involves taking a biopsy of the cervix. The device is used in conjunction with the LuViva Cervical Guide single-use patient interface and calibration disposable.For more information: www.guidedinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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. 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 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). 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 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. 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 | July 30, 2014 Guided Therapeutics Files PMA Amendment With FDA for LuViva Cervical Scanner read morelast_img read more

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Lucido emergency contact legislation signed into law

first_img Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law a measure allowing for the addition of emergency contact information to drivers licenses and state identification cards.Introduced by Rep. Peter Lucido, House Bills 4459 and 4460, now Public Acts 4 and 5 of 2016, allow the Secretary of State to embed machine-readable emergency contact information in drivers licenses and identification cards. This will assist first responders in quickly determining the point of contact in the event of an accident.“This is a simple, yet necessary update to Michigan law,” said Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “Whenever technological advancements will help improve the safety and security of Michigan residents, implement it legislatively, and that’s what we did with this bill.”Rep. Lucido teamed up with other legislators and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to help make this legislation a reality.“This is a common-sense move to help protect Michigan residents’ safety while ensuring their personal information is secure,” Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said. “We’re happy to partner with Rep. Lucido and other legislators to provide a service that could help emergency responders and law enforcement provide what could mean critical care.”Public Acts 4 and 5 of 2016 will be implemented Jan. 1, 2017. Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photos 02Feb Lucido emergency contact legislation signed into lawlast_img read more

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Rep Lowers occupational licensing proposal advances in House vote

first_img Categories: Lower News,News Legislator: Michigan’s licensed professionals are one step closer to less burdensome regulationA plan from state Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, removing duplicative regulation relating to occupational licensing today was advanced in a vote by the Michigan House.House Bill 5955 creates the Local Government Occupational Licensing Act and disallows local governments in Michigan from having licensing requirements for occupations that already are regulated at the state level. Lower says the new parameters will reduce the burden on employees and businesses statewide while stopping a growing trend of overlapping requirements.“We have instances in Michigan where some occupations that are licensed at a local level are already licensed by the state,” said Lower. “In those cases, duplicative becomes restrictive. It makes it more difficult for licensed professionals to succeed in their chosen careers. The added cost for additional licensing certainly does not create a setup that is conducive to attracting more professionals to enter these fields and that, in turn, reduces competition and raises prices for Michigan consumers.”HB 5955 is part of a multi-bill package ensuring cities, villages, townships and counties are in accordance with the new legislation. The bill package moves to the Senate for consideration. 12Jun Rep. Lower’s occupational licensing proposal advances in House votelast_img read more

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Rep Leutheuser praises downtown Hillsdale investment

first_img24Apr Rep. Leutheuser praises downtown Hillsdale investment Categories: Leutheuser News Today, state Rep. Eric Leutheuser applauded an announcement of $1,415,000 to be invested in historical and economic development of downtown Hillsdale. The funds will be used to restore the historic Dawn Theater, transforming the currently vacant structure into a community venue for movies, special events, and private rentals. Additionally, the city of Hillsdale anticipates the creation of 27 new jobs through the investment.“This is a tremendous opportunity to honor and preserve our rich local history while starting a whole new chapter in the story of our town,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “We’ve seen continued improvements in historic downtown Hillsdale. This dramatic restoration and renewal will be something we can all be proud of.”The investment comes as part of a Community Development Block Grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Planned repairs include restoration of the original brick façade and windows, floor replacement, roof work, and making the theater handicap accessible.last_img read more

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Rep Calley House budget plan repairs roads improves schools without tax hike

first_img13Jun Rep. Calley: House budget plan repairs roads, improves schools without tax hike Savings, efficiencies hold state government accountableState Rep. Julie Calley this week voted to support a House budget plan that includes record funding for road repairs and schools without a massive tax hike.“This spending plan addresses the most important issues facing families in Ionia and Barry counties without asking them for more money,” said Calley, of Portland. “Rather than calling for a big tax hike, we’re focusing on making state government more efficient. This allowed us to invest more in things like roads, schools, workforce training and veterans’ services.”The House approved several budget measures this week, advancing the plan to the Senate for further consideration.Key elements of the budget plan:Roads. The plan ensures every single penny spent on taxes at the gas pump goes to improve our roads – including the 6 percent sales tax motorists already pay. This change could add more than $800 million more per year to road repairs – without raising taxes – once fully phased in over two years. This change would be accomplished without sacrificing money for schools, local government revenue sharing or other essential public services. We will also build on the focus of the House Transportation Committee, which spent the spring exploring best practices and innovative ideas to ensure roads are built with the best materials for their price and value.Schools. The plan raises the state’s minimum per-pupil foundation allowance by $180 per student, which covers the majority of Michigan’s school districts. All districts would get at least $90 more per student under the House plan. This comes on top of the largest annual per-student increase of the past 15 years – which schools are receiving in the current budget year – while continuing to close the gap between the state’s lowest- and highest-funded districts.Workforce development and career training. Not every child will go to college – but every child deserves a chance at success. Our plan boosts funding for career and technical education so Michigan students will be better prepared for good careers in high demand fields. We will continue the Going Pro initiative by shifting funds and adding nearly $750,000 for additional grants will increase the viability, versatility and potential of Michigan’s workforce. This program has helped residents pursue careers in skilled trades and support themselves and their families.Supporting our veterans. We are fully funding county veteran service grants – helping ensure our veterans know what services are available close to home. Counties have the discretion to use these grants how they wish – to promote services, support full-time accredited service officers, establish county service departments and finance other essential services.Respecting taxpayers through government efficiencies. Many state departments are being asked to find a savings of 3 percent in their administrative budgets. The House also has identified several state programs that do not spend as much money as taxpayers have been providing, so their budgets will be adjusted accordingly. The plan also helps rein in information technology project spending within state departments, which has been a problem area.Calley said the House budget plan costs Michigan taxpayers about $1.3 billion less than the plan recommended by the governor.### Categories: Calley Newslast_img read more

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Online video technology specialist Brightcove has

first_imgOnline video technology specialist Brightcove has launched its App Cloud platform, designed to enable media publishers and web developers to build content-centric apps for multiple devices using common web standards including HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.
According to Brightcove, App Cloud is designed to make building native apps for iOS, as well as Android smartphones and tablets, faster and more natural.“The App Cloud beta programme has been very well received over the past few months, and we have been impressed by the quality, breadth and creativity of the apps developed by our beta users,” said Ashley Streb, vice-president of technology at Brightcove. “Now, any organisation can take advantage of App Cloud to easily build, deliver, and manage dynamic, custom content apps across multiple devices for a superior end user experience.”last_img read more

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The BBC will for the second consecutive year air

first_imgThe BBC will, for the second consecutive year, air coverage from the Wimbledon tennis Championships in 3D next month. It will also deliver action via a connected TV app.The corporation will deliver selective live coverage of the Ladies’ and Mens’ finals in 3D on the BBC HD channel. It will also offer full re-runs of the Mens’ Singles semi-finals in 3D. The 3D coverage is part of the BBC’s two year trial experimenting with 3D production and broadcast.The BBC will also, for the first time, offer interactive coverage of the tennis tournament via its BBC Sport app for connected TVs, including live and on-demand content. Viewers will also be able to choose from up to six live match streams on the BBC Sport website via computer, smartphone and tablet.last_img read more

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German cable operator Primacom has named Lutz Frei

first_imgGerman cable operator Primacom has named Lutz Freitag, president of housing association Immobilien-Spitzenverbandes GdW, to its board.Primacom chairman Harald Stöber said that Freitag’s experience in the housing industry meant he would be “an ideal addition to the board”.From 2001-10 Freitag was president of the German Federal association of housing associations and real estate groups, the Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen.last_img

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