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first_imgGeneral view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 22: General view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on November 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)One of the top quarterback prospects in the 2020 class is off the market. Four-star Parker McQuarrie has committed to UCLA.McQuarrie announced his commitment to the Bruins moments ago. The Weare (N.H.) St. Paul’s School Product chose UCLA over Boston College, Purdue, Wisconsin and others.He unofficially visited the Bruins and Badgers in March.committed … 💛💙🐻 #8Clap pic.twitter.com/v5gdh5oreD— Parker McQuarrie (@PBMcQuarrie) April 3, 2019The 6-foot-7, 208-pound McQuarrie is the 10th-rated Pro Style quarterback in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s the 16th-overall quarterback recruit.McQuarrie is the second commit for Chip Kelly in the 2020 cycle. Perhaps his pledge will entice other recruits to give the Bruins a look.UCLA finished 3-9 overall in Kelly’s first season last fall and 3-6 in Pac-12 play. They were never able to recover from an 0-5 start.It was Kelly’s first losing season as a college head coach.last_img read more

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first_imgA number of stars attended amfAR’s New York Gala last week.Harvey Weinstein Honored At amfAR’s New York GalaCredit/Copyright: amfARRobert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, Diane Kruger, Uma Thurman, Andy Cohen, Heidi Klum, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Karolina Kurkova, and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole were among those who gathered at the 18th annual amfAR New York Gala to pay tribute to legendary Academy Award-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein for his longtime support of amfAR and exceptional contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. The event, presented by Harry Winston, raised over $2 million for amfAR’s life-saving AIDS research programs.Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De NeroCredit/Copyright: amfAROther celebrities in attendance included Emily Ratajkowski, Karlie Kloss, Cheyenne Jackson, Jemima Kirke, Adriana Lima, Hailey Baldwin, Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Petra Nemcova, Coco Rocha, Padma Lakshmi, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Al Roker, Alina Baikova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Emma Miller, Anais Mali, Anna Cleveland, Lewis Hamilton, Hannah Davis, Andreja Pejic, Sara Sampaio, Rachel Zoe, Izabel Goulart, Constance Jablonski, Martha Hunt, Elsa Hosk, and Taylor Hill, among others.Harvey Keitel and Uma Thurman opened the evening, welcoming guests and thanking Harvey Weinstein for his enormous contributions to the important causes of our time, particularly the fight against AIDS, because “if the conquest of AIDS requires people who can move mountains, we should all be grateful that Harvey Weinstein is on our side.”amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole described the evening as “one more stop on the road to making AIDS history,” and spoke passionately about amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020.Andy Cohen thanked the event’s sponsors with amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost, who announced the launch of a limited edition Countdown to a Cure Timepiece by Harry Winston. Twenty percent of the retail sales price of the men’s and ladies’ timepiece will be donated to amfAR’s efforts to develop a cure for HIV.Robert De Niro presented the amfAR Award of Courage to Harvey Weinstein with a heartfelt personal tribute, noting that it is “our good fortune that he puts the same passion, creativity, and devotion” that he puts into his films into his philanthropy. De Niro also introduced a video recognizing Weinstein for his philanthropic endeavors and featuring remarks from friends Nicole Kidman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Idris Elba, Anna Wintour, Kerry Washington, and Queen Latifah. Accepting the award, Weinstein, whose leadership of amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes has helped raise $170 million since 1993, stated that “when the disease ends, my job ends too.”Guests enjoyed bidding on exclusive items during the live auction, conducted by Alexander Gilkes. Highlights included: • A framed portfolio of ten 1975 Andy Warhol screen prints of Mick Jagger, each signed by Warhol and Jagger, sold for $125,000. • Model Sara Sampaio and explorer Johan Ernst Nilson introduced a Mongolian expedition trip, which sold twice (once to Leonardo DiCaprio) for a total of $190,000. • A Timothy White photograph of amfAR’s Founding International Chairman, the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, sold twice for a total of $180,000. • The Weinstein Company offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a walk-on role in the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic starring Eddie Murphy, Oprah Winfrey, Mike Epps, and Kate Hudson, which sold for $50,000. • Model Karolina Kurkova introduced exquisite Harry Winston earrings from their “Diamond Links” collection, which sold for $45,000.The evening also featured two spectacular live performances. Grammy-nominated British pop sensation Charli XCX performed an explosive set of her top hits “Doing It” and “Boom Clap.” Swedish duo Icona Pop ended the evening and kept the crowd on their feet dancing to their hits “Emergency,” and “I Love It,” during which Charli XCX joined them on stage.The event was presented by Harry Winston. M•A•C Viva Glam and Moët Hennessy were Signature Sponsors. Mandarin Oriental, New York was the event’s Hotel Partner, and FIJI Water served as Associate Sponsor.Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline Partner of amfAR. Harry Winston is the Official Jewelry and Timepiece Partner. Moët Hennessy is the Official Wine and Spirits Partner. The amfAR New York Gala is produced by Andrew Boose/AAB Productions.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi BJP said Monday it would complain to the Election Commission that the Aam Aadmi Party was violating the model code of conduct by trying to incite communal tensions. Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said AAP’s Lok Sabha candidate Raghav Chadha tweeted images of a cow and its calf standing at a doorstep and wrote ‘Door to door campaigning by BJP’ which was liked by Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “We have taken an appointment with the Election Commission of India and will apprise them about how the AAP is politicising cow which is a symbol of harmony and trying to create communal tension,” he told reporters. BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri said complaints have been filed at the Govindpuri, Pul Prahladpur and Sangam Vihar police station against the AAP for trying to incite communal tension through Chadha’s tweets. “We will urge the Election Commission of India to invalidate the AAP and urge them to ensure that FIRs are filed on these complaints,” he added. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Gupta accused the AAP of making phone calls to voters telling them their names had been deleted form the voter lists and creating panic among them. He said they will urge the Election Commission to initiate action against the party. He also accused AAP of promising to install CCTV cameras and wifi in the national capital, but of which remained unfulfilled. “They are taking PWD officials to the people and using them to tell people that this work has been done which is a violation of the model code of conduct,” he alleged.last_img read more

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The Mission, known by its French acronym MINUSTAH, said eight weapons were turned in voluntarily on Thursday to Chilean civilian police working for the UN in the crisis-wracked Caribbean country.”The voluntary disarmament of armed groups in the Northern region marks an important step in the process of stabilization and security for Haiti,” the Mission said in a statement.In another development, MINUSTAH also announced today the arrival of a Chinese Formed Protection Unit – one of six police teams serving with the UN in Haiti. A Jordanian Unit deployed in August and others from Pakistan and Nepal are expected in the coming months. read more

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“These attacks are in clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions on Libya,” UNSMIL said in a statement issued earlier this morning as the Mission called for an “immediate halt to these attacks.”“Libyan oil belongs to all the Libyan people and is the country’s economic lifeline,” the statement continued. “The Mission reiterates its call on all sides to safeguard Libya’s oil installations and to desist from any action that endangers this strategic national asset.”According to reports, unknown assailants attacked Libyan oil installations at the Sidra oil terminal on 25 December, igniting three storage tanks and killing more than 20 soldiers in the process.The Sidra oil terminal lies in the country’s critical Oil Crescent area.In addition, UNSMIL noted, another attack by unidentified gunmen on the same day claimed the lives of an undisclosed number of guards on duty at a power station near the city of Sirte, along the Mediterranean coast.The attacks are the latest spell of violence to rattle the beleaguered nation following the beginning of its civil war in 2011 which resulted in the ouster of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.In western Libya, in the area of Warshafana, fighting between rival armed groups has resulted in the deaths of an estimated 100 people and injured 500 more in a spell of hostilities that lasted from late August to early October.At the same time, recent fighting in the neighbouring Nafusa mountains has left 170 people dead. In addition to the casualties, the fighting has also caused a humanitarian crisis with at least 120,000 people forced to flee their homes, resulting in consequent shortages in both food and medical supplies.Meanwhile, in the eastern city of Benghazi, an uptick in violence has seen 450 people killed since October as residents continue to face shortages in medical care. Moreover, upwards of 15,000 families – some 90,000 people – have been displaced.Following the events in Sidra, the UN Mission warned of the environmental and economic consequences as a result of the destruction of the oil facilities, and urged the forces on the ground to cooperate in order to allow the fire crews to extinguish the blaze.Moreover, it cautioned, the latest escalation of hostilities in the Oil Crescent area not only risks negatively impacting the country’s economy but also “further undermines” the ongoing efforts to convene a political dialogue which, in turn, “threatens to further widen the conflict.”“UNSMIL urges Libya’s influential actors to make every effort to bring an end to this senseless cycle of violence,” the statement added.“The Mission stresses that there can be no winners in the current conflict, and that the continuing violence in the Oil Crescent area, Benghazi and elsewhere in Libya will only deepen the rift among the Libyans and further destroy their country’s infrastructure and state institutions.” read more

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LONDON — Liverpool was drawn away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in one of two all-English Premier League matchups in the draw for the third round of the FA Cup on Monday.Bournemouth and Brighton were also paired in the draw made at Stamford Bridge, the home of defending champion Chelsea.The holder will begin the defence of the trophy on Jan. 5 with a home match against second-tier Nottingham Forest, which eliminated Arsenal at this stage last season.Premier League leader Manchester City will also face second-tier opposition in Rotherham as does Manchester United, which is at home to ReadingArsenal received an away draw against either third-tier Blackpool or non-league team Solihull.Woking, one of two non-league sides guaranteed to be in the third round, will host Premier League team Watford. The other is Barnet, which is away to Sheffield United.___More AP English soccer:https://apnews.com/tag/PremierLeague andhttps://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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first_imgContrary to the famous “There’s an app for that” tagline, Apple’s App Store doesn’t actually serve an app for everything (though it admittedly comes close — there are multiple mobile social networks based on tying knots, for example). One notable lack of app genre is the emulator, something Apple does not allow, but is plastered all over the Google Play store. An SNES emulator, however, managed to sneak onto the App Store for the low price of $0.99 by disguising itself as an innocuous remote file manager.Called Remote File Manager, the app does what its name clearly states, and allows you to access files from Dropbox or an FTP server. It also allows you to see the goodies kept within archived files, as well as share or preview files. The manager is useful on its own, as you can access MP3s, MP4s and MOVs, PDFs and DOCs, and even comic book reader formats such as CBR and CBZ. Perhaps most useful — and most sneaky — is the app’s ability to run SMC files, otherwise known as SNES ROMs.In order to run the ROMs, all you have to do is buy the app, and connect to a Dropbox account that contains some SMC files. Open an SMC, and Remote File Manager uses Snes9x 1.53 to run the ROMs. Keep in mind, the ROMs aren’t tailored to run on a mobile Apple device, so you’ll have to deal with the bane of mobile games everywhere — on-screen touch controls.Apple is usually good and doling out swift App Store justice and removing sneaky apps that violate the rules, so if you want a hassle-free way to play SNES games on your phone (especially when you don’t have to keep the ROMs on your phone), grab Remote File Manager for a buck before Apple zaps it off the store.last_img read more

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first_imgStay on target One biologist made a surprising (and colorful) discovery with an ultraviolet flashlight in a Wisconsin backyard — North America’s flying squirrels actually do glow hot pink.Jon Martin, a biologist and professor at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, spotted the magenta-hued mammal in his UV beam. “One evening, I hear the unmistakable chirp of a flying squirrel at our bird feeder,” Martin told Newsweek. “I point the light at it and bam! Pink fluorescence.”Southern Flying Squirrel gliding from tree to tree. (Photo Composite Credit: Stan Tekiela/Getty Images)Martin recruited a team of researchers, including then-undergraduate student Allie Kohler, to investigate the flash of color. The team gathered specimens from a Minnesota Science Museum.“I looked at a ton of different specimens that they had there,” Kohler said. “They were stuffed flying squirrels that they had collected over time, and every single one that I saw fluoresced hot pink in some intensity or another.”To expand the search, gather more specimens and confirm their pink theory, Kohler and the team also went to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.In an article published last week in the Journal of Mammology, the researchers wrote that they studied 135 museum squirrels specimens in total, and found only members of the Glaucomys genus — New World flying squirrels — glimmered pink.Three different species of flying squirrel — southern, northern and Humboldt’s flying squirrel — turned that color under ultraviolet illumination.Ultraviolet fluorescence discovered in New World flying squirrels (Glaucomys)Allison M Kohler, Erik R Olson, Jonathan G Martin & Paula Spaeth AnichJournal of Mammalogy, gyy177, https://t.co/mzE0Lkhh7y pic.twitter.com/yacOKVHIZg— Allie Monahan Kohler (@KohlerMonahan) January 27, 2019Researchers are not sure why the creatures’ fur turns pink, but they think it might help them recognize each other when there isn’t much light, the team told Newsweek.The bright color could also possibly help them avoid predators, such as owls, which also fluoresce in the same hue themselves, so a flying squirrel may look, superficially at least, like a flying owl.But the researchers say future work still need to delve into what’s behind the Day-Glo hues. If it’s confirmed that the squirrels see UV, the color might also have something to do with mating or signaling to other flying squirrels.The squirrels have made it into a Nature Highlight!https://t.co/yHCfpyKBqy#Nature #Journalofnature #flyingsquirrels #fluorescence #ultraviolet #discosquirrel pic.twitter.com/n1Iliyaysq— Allie Monahan Kohler (@KohlerMonahan) January 28, 2019“It could also just be not ecologically significant to the species,” Kohler said. “It could just be a cool color that they happen to produce.”As the research develops, she said, the importance of this find will present itself more clearly.“It could potentially help with the conservation of the species or other species, and it could also relate to wildlife management,” Kohler said in a press release. “The more that we know about the species, the more we can understand it and help it. This is opening a new door to the realm of nocturnal-crepuscular, or active during twilight, communication in animals.”More on Geek.com:Why Are Pigeons So Good at Surviving in CitiesWildlife Is Actually Abundant at the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster SiteBiologists Discover Deep-Sea Fish Living Where There Is Virtually No Oxygen Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists last_img read more

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first_img Disney Takes Control of Hulu to Challenge Netflix, Amazon Twitter Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDisney Takes Control of Hulu to Challenge Netflix, AmazonVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Retailers Are Bracing For A Surge In Spending Millie Bobby Brown lands new Netflix movie deal with sister Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp How To Choose Between On-Demand Streaming Services WWE sent this in.**TUNE-IN ADVISORY**REESE WITHERSPOON AND SOFIA VERGARA ON TONIGHT’SWWE UNFILTERED WITH RENEE YOUNG ON WWE NETWORKReese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara chat with Renee Young about their new movie, Hot Pursuit, on tonight’s episode of WWE Unfiltered with Renee Young at 9/8c on WWE Network. In the episode, Young also speaks with the director of the film, Anne Fletcher.Click here for a sneak preview.For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and device, please click here.###About WWE NetworkThe award winning WWE Network, which launched on February 24, 2014, surpassed 1 million subscribers in just 11 months making it the fastest-growing digital subscription service, and is now available in more than 175 countries. Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung. WWE Network’s one-of-a-kind programming includes all 12 WWE pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional charge plus groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more than 3,000 hours of video-on-demand programming.About WWEWWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 175 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/. Netflix to introduce weekly episode schedule Facebook WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Google+last_img read more

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first_imgNORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in their search for two men who were captured on surveillance video installing skimmers into gas pumps in Northeast Miami-Dade.The footage shows the duo using a tool to pry a pump open at the Exxon station along Northeast 119th Street, Friday night.Gas station employee Ronnie Cruz said a co-worker noticed the pump was broken into while doing his morning rounds.“That’s one of our nighttime procedures: before we close, we check to see if its been tampered with and whatnot,” he said, “so at 6, the morning guy, his procedure is to check before he starts his shift, so he went around and checked and saw that they were busted open, and then he made the call and whatnot.”Police are still looking for the subjects.If you have any information on their whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Roanoke Island’s crew, their families, legislative representatives, and Coast Guardsmen from sectors Anchorage and Seward came out to the Homer Elks Lodge for the decommissioning ceremony.Commander Shawn Decker of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage presided over the ceremony. Decker said the Roanoke Island was first commissioned in Louisiana in February 1992 before she made the long transit to Homer.Crew of the Roanoke Island. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KBBI – Homer)“Over the course of the past 23 years she’s one of the longest tenured cutters to stay in the same home port her entire career. It’s very common for cutters to move around and to change home ports, but for the Roanoke Island she’s been here [in Homer] ever since she was commissioned and that is definitely not common,” says Decker.Commander Decker expounded on the duties carried out by the cutter and its crews over the years including: search and rescue missions, law enforcement operations, and community service projects.“Over the past 23 years Roanoke Island has accumulated over 40,000 hours underway, they’ve completed over 1,000 law enforcement boardings, and they’ve executed over 100 search and rescue cases,” says Decker.He called those stats a testament to the crews of the Roanoke Island, past and present. Lieutenant Michael Clell Thomas also spoke to the merits of the cutter. He is the ship’s commanding officer and in preparation for the decommissioning he was assigned the job of safeguarding the Roanoke Island’s history.“It’s interesting how you get focused on yourself and your own crew and what you do with the cutter. You forget the legacy of that cutter and what the cutter has done with past crews. Reading through a lot of the history it’s kind of mind blowing to see all that has been accomplished,” says Thomas.Thomas has also been consumed with preparations for the trip to the cutter’s new home. The crew will have to travel south to pass through the Panama Canal before heading to port in Baltimore, Maryland. The trip will be 7,000 nautical miles.“We try to plan it as best we can before the trip but there are always some variables in there such as weather and delays with coming into a country and some of your port of calls that are always on my mind. And then safety from a C.O.’s perspective,” says Thomas.Thomas and his crew are projecting the trip to take two months.“That’s probably one of our biggest challenges. As a crew that operates a couple of weeks out at a time, doing a full two months is quite an evolution for us. The families are really what make this possible for us and without their help a two month deployment can be challenging,” explains Thomas.After the cutter makes it safely to Baltimore the Roanoke Island’s crew will fly back to Homer to meet their new vessel, the US Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo. Here’s Commander Decker.“The Sapelo is leaving next week from Puerto Rico and they’re probably going to cross somewhere with the Roanoke Island on the Panama Canal. The Sapelo is going to be here in the beginning of August,” says Decker.Lieutenant Thomas says only one member of his crew will be transferred after the trek to Baltimore and the rest will be reunited aboard the Sapelo in August. The crew and the cutter are expected to be ready for full duty operations by September.last_img read more

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first_imgRep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, waits March 21 in the Senate Finance gallery in the Alaska Capitol before giving an overview of one of his bills to the committee. Kito said this week that he will not commit to voting with the Alaska House majority caucus. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)In an unusual announcement, Juneau Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III said he will no longer commit to voting with the Alaska House majority caucus.Listen now“My hope is, being able to step out, halfway out of caucus, or all the way out of caucus, and work with both sides – minority, majority – if they feel like they need my vote to be able to  move a budget, to try and work towards a solution that works for everybody and gets us out of here in a reasonable amount of time,” Kito said.But Kito and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon both said Kito is still a member of the caucus. He will continue to serve as the chairman of the Legislative Council and the House Labor and Commerce Committee.The change means an already thin majority is even more fragile.Kito objected to how House Rules Committee Chairwoman Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, handled Senate Bill 63, a measure that would ban smoking in workplaces across the state. Despite support for the legislation in the caucus, she didn’t schedule it for a vote until this week, when the committee changed the bill to allow municipalities to opt out from the smoking ban.Kito said the leadership has failed to unite the caucus on bills like the smoking ban.“In this case, it wasn’t the caucus coming together, it was an individual. And that’s the frustrating thing,” Kito said.The 22-member majority caucus includes 17 Democrats, three Republicans and two independents. The caucus can lose no more than one vote to pass bills, without seeking votes from the minority Republican caucus. Edgmon said he’ll continue to talk with Kito about individual votes.“If Rep. Kito needs to vote in a particular way and, you know, it’s a close vote, for example, I think he’ll give me the opportunity to know in advance,” Edgmon said. “Certainly, I will be working with him so that if we do need his vote on something that, you know, we can have that conversation.”Kito is not running for re-election.last_img read more

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first_imgA police man was killed as a truck crushed a motorcycle in Magura sadar upazila on Friday.The deceased is Amirul Islam, 30, an inhabitant at Rajdharpur village of Jhenidah sadar upazila, reports BSS.The police said the accident took place in Alomkhali area on Magura-Jhenidah road early in the morning when Amirul was returning to Magura police line, leaving him dead on the spot.The police have seized the truck.last_img

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first_imgRU, SUST logoAt least eight students were injured in alleged attacks by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists on Pragatisheel Chhatra Jote leaders and activists on the campuses of Rajshahi University (RU) and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Monday.BCL is the student wing of Ruling Bangladesh Awami League’s (AL).In Rajshahi University, some BCL activists from outside of the campus along with police, administration and a group of university staff from Awami League panel foiled a procession of Pragatisheel Chhatra Jote.The leaders and activists of the university gathered in front of administration building around 8:00am.On information, proctor Lutfar Rahman rushed to the spot.The police and the staff of the university attacked the students and foiled their gathering.At least three activists of the Jote were injured in the attack.Protesting at the attack, the activists and leaders of left leaning organisations also staged a demonstration on the campus at noon.In Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, a faction of BCL attacked on the leaders and activists of Pragatisheel Chhatra Jote at the main gate of the university around 11:00am when they brought out a rally.At least, five activists of the Jote were injured in the attack.On information, proctor Jahir Uddin rushed to the spot.In Jahangirnagar University, the left leaning students’ organisations observed a half day strike.Under the banner of Pragatisheel Chhatra Jote some 50 students gathered in front of the buildings of social sciences and arts and humanities faculties around 9:00am.They also locked all the main entrances of the faculties.Later, they also brought out a protest procession on the JU campus around 11:30am.Pragatisheel Chhatra Jote, a combine of progressive students, is observing a nationwide strike in academic institutions protesting at BCL attack in Dhaka University on 23 January.In Dhaka University, the activists of the Jote gathered in front of Arts Building and locked the main entry gate.Meanwhile, a section of students under the banner of ‘students against repression’ held a press conference at Madhur Canteen.They demanded immediate action against the students responsible for the attacks on 15 January and 23 January and also the removal of DU proctor professor Golam Rabbani on charge of negligence of duty.On 23 January, a group of students and some activists of left-leaning student organisations besieged the vice chancellor’s office of Dhaka University with their four-point demand including punishment to BCL men for harassing some female students a few days ago.During that programme, at least 10 DU students got hurt when some leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) attacked the protesting at students in the pretext of ‘freeing’ the VC.BCL men reportedly assaulted the agitating students who besieged the DU VC for four hours at his office demanding the withdrawal of a case the university administration filed recently against some ‘unnamed’ students, removal of proctor Golam Rabbani, solving the crisis over affiliated colleges and punishing BCL men, allegedly responsible for harassing some female students.On 15 January, some BCL activists foiled a demonstration of the students who were staging a sit-in in front of the VC’s office and assaulted some female students.last_img read more

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first_img X Davis Land/Houston Public MediaDr. Peter Hotez speaks alongside health officials and advocates at Pin Oak Middle School on February 13, 2019.Following an announcement by La Porte ISD that an elementary student is suspected of having contracted measles, local health advocates stopped by a Houston ISD school Wednesday to urge Texas lawmakers to revisit the state’s vaccination laws.Among them were representatives with Houston ISD, Harris County Public Health, Baylor College of Medicine, and advocacy groups Children at Risk and Immunization Partnership. The group spoke one at a time, asking parents to vaccinate their children and for lawmakers to reconsider the state’s non-medical exemption program for parents who don’t want to vaccinate. The student suspected of having measles at La Porte joins three others in Harris County and four more statewide who have caught measles in 2019. Texas saw only a single case of measles in 2015 and 2016 each, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, said the number of measles cases so far this year may indicate more vaccine-preventable illnesses to come.“We know once vaccine coverage starts to decline the first breakthrough infection you always see is measles,” Hotez said. “Measles is like a biomarker of declines in vaccine coverage. It’s a biomarker that we’re not doing our job in getting our kids vaccinated.”The resurgence of measles, considered to have been eradicated in the United States in 2000, has stoked concerns about vaccination rates. Along with recent measles cases, advocates point to school closures due to flu outbreaks as a signal fewer parents are chasing to vaccinate. At least a dozen schools across Texas have closed for multiple days this year because of too many sick students and teachers, Texas Standard reports.The leading cause behind parents not vaccinating their children is a movement based on misinformation, largely stemming from a debunked and fraudulent study linking the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism, according to advocates.Hotez attributes the spreading of false information to not knowing the truth and a natural concern for their kids — and the fact you can also make some money writing a book about it. Changing the lawsIn Texas, health advocates largely blame outbreaks on the state’s non-medical exemption rule, which lets a parent opt-out of school-required vaccines for reasons of personal belief. A recent report by the Immunization Partnership puts the rate of non-medical exemptions 25 times higher for the 2017-2018 school year than when the law went into effect in 2003.Gwen Johnson, the Director of Health Services for Houston ISD, said parents need more accurate data about vaccines as misinformation spreads.“I think people do take for granted that we’ve been doing vaccines for years and we’re just going to keep doing what our parents did et cetera,” Johnson said. “They may need some more updated knowledge around that that they can share in their own communities.”Advocates worry increasing exemption rates threaten children who are too young to be vaccinated, children in between their first and second MMR shots, or people who have certain medical conditions. Having enough people vaccinated keeps preventable diseases from spreading when they are introduced, an effect called herd immunity.To make vaccine rates more transparent, Democratic State Representative Gene Wu of Houston is drafting legislation that would require childcare facilities to report their vaccination rates and “to let parents know what percentage of their students at the facility are actually vaccinated,” he told Houston Matters. “This will help parents make a decision about where they want to send their kids.”Officials at Harris County Public Health said if you think your child may have measles or another highly-contagious disease contact your health care provider before arriving as a sick child can infect others even just in a waiting room.Listen to the full Houston Matters interview with State Representative Gene Wu in the audio below:  To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /11:47 Listen Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgSILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man whom officers had shocked with a stun gun two days earlier.Montgomery County Police say 40-year-old Dajuan Graham of Burtonsville died Tuesday at a local hospital, where he had been taken Sunday after police encountered him in Silver Spring.Investigators say officers received a report of a man, whom police identified as Graham, acting erratically.Detectives say two officers saw Graham standing in the road after a woman reported that Graham had punched her.Authorities say Graham refused officers’ demands to take his hands out of his pockets. One officer deployed his Taser, police say, and Graham dropped to the ground.Investigators say Graham was taken to the hospital, where he became combative. Police say he died in the hospital on Tuesday.last_img read more

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first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. If you grew up in a certain era of personal computing, you probably have a soft spot for adventure games. As innovated by developers like Sierra On-Line, they dropped us into worlds filled with quirky characters, devious puzzles and detail-filled scenes to explore. Sure, they could also be insanely frustrating and full of obnoxious unsolvable problems, but you can’t have everything.Telltale Games is far and away the modern master of adventure gaming, as they’ve discovered a way to streamline the game flow and remove a lot of the aggravation. In addition, their trademark memory system makes it very clear when you take an action that can affect the story, opening their games up for multiple playthroughs. If you’re looking to jump into their catalog, take a second and grind through this list first. In it, we rank every single Telltale game from worst to best so you don’t waste valuable gaming time. Click on, old friend.Minecraft: Story ModeThat special brand of Telltale magic comes from the feeling of dropping into a fictional universe and thrilling to the familiar personalities and locations. The thing about Minecraft, though, is that those “personalities” are as low-res as the blocks they’re stamped on. We can’t fault Telltale for wanting to cash in on the gravy train, but Story Mode is easily the worst game they’ve made. A weak script sinks games like this, and tacking on three more bits with the “Adventure Pass” didn’t help.Jurassic Park: The GameWe’re going to see a lot of Telltale’s early efforts in this chunk of the list. The company was still finding its footing in 2011, getting some licenses that weren’t hot at the moment and building games around them. Jurassic Park is a completely competent adventure that just doesn’t stand out in any real way, with paper-thin characters and dull puzzles. Even worse, it feels like you’re not really in control of the narrative, which is unusual for Telltale.CSIWe’re going to lump all four of Telltale’s CSI games into one spot on this list because, frankly, they’re just not all that good. The hyper-realistic art style is unpleasant and each “case” is too short and simple. If you’re a big fan of the show they might be worth playing but otherwise feel free to skip them.Law & Order: LegaciesSee the entry for CSI above. This one maybe looks better in hindsight because you can’t even buy this game anymore – Telltale let the license lapse, so it’s lost to the mists of time. This one at least looked better thanks to a more stylized visual approach.Poker Night At The InventoryThis game (and the sequel) deserve a spot on the list for Telltale ably blending fictional universes including the worlds of webcomic Penny Arcade, TV show The Venture Brothers and more, but let’s be frank: there are better poker games out there, and once you’ve heard all of the funny dialogue at the table there’s not much else here. It’s fun and charming but definitely outside of the must-buy zone.Back To The Future: The GameThis was definitely a sort of transitional game for Telltale, as they had the license but weren’t 100% sure of how to make the best possible experience out of it. Christopher Lloyd even went into the studio to record new lines as Doc Brown, which gave the game a little more connection to the source material. The storyline is good and feels appropriate, the puzzles are there and this is where conversations start to get more interesting and meaningful.Wallace & Gromit’s Grand AdventuresSort of the epitome of mid-tier Telltale, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures does a serviceable job of aping the Claymation world of Aardman’s odd dog and man couple, but doesn’t bring anything particularly spectacular or novel to the tale. Some good laughs, some solid puzzles, but nothing you can’t live without.BoneIn their early days, Telltale made a pair of games based on Jeff Smith’s hit all-ages comic series Bone. They’re perfectly competent but the first one came out twelve years ago so they’re more than a little dated. Fun for fans of the series and younger players, but easily skipped.Game Of ThronesThis one suffers from the gap between expectations and delivery. When it was announced that Telltale would take on the Game of Thrones universe, we salivated at the idea of being a part of the conflict for the Iron Throne. Unfortunately, the same sprawl that’s affected the HBO show hurt the game as well, as players were relegated to the sidelines to wait for cameo appearances from characters like Dany and Jon Snow. Throw in a staggering number of graphical glitches and weird slowdown and you got an experience that just didn’t hang together.Sam & MaxBased on Steve Purcell’s indie comic darlings, the Sam & Max trilogy are all worth playing, especially if you have a high tolerance for capital W wackiness. The titular detectives are a bipedal dog and some sort of rabbit creature, and they get up to all sorts of shenanigans. The Sam & Max games get better as they go, and definitely were the fire in which many modern Telltale tropes were forged.Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive PeopleGames based on webcomics and other online culture detritus usually don’t work out so well, but Telltale managed to get something pretty solid out of the Homestar Runner universe with Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People. If you’re not a Homestar fan, some of the random access humor in this one can fall a little flat, but it’s definitely a solid recreation of what made it a “thing” in the early days of Flash animation.Tales Of Monkey IslandThe most notable bridge between the golden era of adventure gaming and the modern day, Telltale’s take on Monkey Island delivers some of the company’s best puzzle-centric adventure over five solid episodes. The graphics look more than a little dated, but if you’re into the genre these are worth playing.Puzzle Agent</h2<The utmost of rarities – a Telltale game with an original universe that didn’t come from another media property. With art by cartoonist Graham Annable, the duo of Puzzle Agent games are quirky experiments that meld adventure game style dialogue and exploration with a variety of brain-teasers. It’s definitely charming and will give your noggin something to chew on.The Walking DeadBefore Telltale dropped the first installment of their Walking Dead game, the general market consensus was that adventure games were a niche genre. This blew that out of the water, demonstrating that a tight narrative experience with real moral and ethical choices could carry a game. The anything-can-happen world of the zombie apocalypse lent real tension to every choice the player made, and adding young girl Clementine to the mix – and then making her the POV character – was a potent spin. Sadly, the Michonne spin-off didn’t keep the streak alive, as it was just too short.The Wolf Among UsThe company’s first new property after The Walking Dead hit big didn’t start off on the right foot, but once completed The Wolf Among Us showed the value of an episodic structure for adventure games. Set in the world of comic book series Fable, where storybook characters live among us, the player controls detective Bigby Wolf as he tries to get to the bottom of a grisly mystery. A sequel is on the way in 2018.Tales From The BorderlandsThe frantic shooting action of the Borderlands series often felt like it was just an excuse for the writers at Gearbox to let loose with the comedy, so it made sense for Telltale to jump in with both feet and go wild. Unfortunately, this wasn’t as profitable a project as some of the other franchises, so it doesn’t look like we’re going to get any more of it soon.BatmanFor our money, this series is the apotheosis of Telltale design. It perfectly recreates one of our favorite fictional universes – the dark alleys and society galas of Gotham City – and then makes us feel like everything we do there matters. While other Batman games position him as the ultimate badass, taking down crooks with ease, Telltale focuses on the detective part of Detective Comics, requiring you to navigate Gotham as both Batman and Bruce Wayne to solve the mystery. It’s an exceptional game.last_img

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first_img Explore further Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands More information: Ma. Laurice Jamero et al. Small-island communities in the Philippines prefer local measures to relocation in response to sea-level rise, Nature Climate Change (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3344AbstractMost adaptation studies suggest that sea-level rise will lead to relocation as flooding worsens. Here we identified and evaluated potential adaptation strategies for adapting to sea-level rise, based on the experiences of four low-lying island communities in central Philippines that have experienced flooding during normal high tides since a 2013 earthquake that induced land subsidence. Coastal surveys, interviews and household questionnaires showed that island residents generally prefer in situ adaptation strategies rather than relocation to the mainland. These results are unexpected, particularly because a relocation programme has been developed by authorities on the mainland. Direct measurements during a flooding event indicate stilted housing as the most effective type of adaptation strategy. Many households have also raised their floors using coral stones, although this might inadvertently increase their vulnerability to typhoons and storm surges in the long-term. © 2017 Phys.org Many scientists around the world have been warning of the expected dire consequences of rising ocean levels due to global warming. Millions of people, they say, will have to migrate when their island homes become submerged. This mass migration, they note, will likely cause enormous problems unless governments plan ahead. But some of those estimates might be premature, the researchers conclude. Many islanders may instead opt to stay, choosing to adapt rather than move from their homes.To learn more about possible migration caused by rising ocean levels, the researchers ventured to the islands of Tubigon, Bohol, in the Philippines. An earthquake back in 2013 caused four of the islands in the community to sink to the point that they are now very nearly covered with water every high tide. The Philippine government offered the islanders housing on the mainland, but many chose to stay regardless of the hardship. To find out how and why this was possible, the researchers conducted door-to-door surveys, led focus groups and interviewed community leaders. They report that the main reasons the islanders gave for choosing to stay was fear of losing their livelihood and questions about safety in a new place. Many of those who chose to stay built up their homes using coral, or resorted to congregating in safe areas during high tides. Also, groups organized rainwater harvesting events to preserve potable water.The attitudes and actions of the island people in the Philippines suggests, the researchers claim, that many of those considered future refugees due to climate change may not be after all. Citation: Study results suggest migration estimates due to global warming may be wrong (2017, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-results-migration-due-global-wrong.htmlcenter_img Journal information: Nature Climate Change (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam has found real-world evidence of people refusing to leave their island homes even after an earthquake has caused severe flooding to occur every high tide. In their paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the group describes their study of the people on the islands of Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines, and what their findings suggest about other island people responding to rising ocean levels due to global warming. Dominic Kniveton with the University of Sussex offers a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. A small Fijian island. Credit: Remember/Wikipedia This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_img News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | January 26, 2017 Miami Cancer Institute Treats First Cancer Patients with Accuray Radixact System Facility was able to follow aggressive treatment schedule, treating all patients in less time than planned News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Related Content January 26, 2017 — Accuray Inc. announced recently that Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, is now treating patients using the new Radixact Treatment Delivery System, fully integrated with the new Accuray Precision Treatment Planning System and iDMS Data Management System.Miami Cancer Institute selected the Radixact platform for its new, state-of-the-art treatment center because it offers advanced treatment faster and expands access for more patients, while providing the foundation for anticipated clinical capabilities in the future.”Miami Cancer Institute has achieved an important milestone with these first patient treatments. We are making meaningful progress toward our goal to offer advanced, comprehensive radiation therapy to our patients,” said Minesh P. Mehta, M.D., deputy director and chief of radiation oncology at Miami Cancer Institute. “We set an aggressive schedule for the treatments on the first day and were able to successfully treat all patients, in less time than planned. Our team was extremely impressed with this performance, which demonstrated to us that the Radixact System is a viable mainstream radiation therapy option capable of providing advanced treatments to a high volume of patients.”The Radixact System is designed to be a highly reliable radiation therapy device that offers clinicians the opportunity to improve the cancer treatment experience throughout a patient’s treatment journey, including when retreatment is necessary.The system features a more powerful linear accelerator, low-dose fan beam megavoltage computed tomography (MVCT) imaging and unique helical delivery technology, facilitating highly conformal and homogenous dose distributions to any target volume, while sparing normal healthy tissue, during each treatment fraction.The next-generation treatment delivery software, control systems, service tools and hardware components significantly increase the ease and speed and efficiency with which clinical teams can provide radiation treatments.A fully-integrated, simplified adaptive treatment planning solution informs precise treatment planning and mid-course decision-making, enabling the clinical team to adapt therapy to changes in tumor size, shape and location — as well as subtle changes in the location of organs and other healthy tissue.For more information: www.accuray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

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first_img 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Two of those killed were reportedly elderly people with senile dementia; the third was a 32-year-old man with mental disabilities.The government office that investigates cases of elder abuse said it also had inspectors on the scene but that the home’s license was valid and there was no record of any complaints.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Top Stories Comments   Share   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A fire at a home for the elderly and people with development disabilities in the Puerto Rican city of Bayamon has killed three people and sent others to the hospital.The Puerto Rico Fire Department says in a statement that investigators are still investigating the cause of the pre-dawn fire at Providence Home. Bayamon Mayor Ramon Rivera tells reporters that four people who were inside the home are being treated at two local hospitals for smoke inhalation.center_img 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixlast_img read more