The Beginning Of Life A Movie About A New Beginning For Humanity

first_imgThe Beginning of Life, a groundbreaking feature documentary that explores the impact of a child’s early environment on their cognitive, social and emotional development, will be released worldwide on Netflix, iTunes and Google Play on 1 June 2016.The film, supported by UNICEF and featuring supermodel Gisele Bündchen and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner James Heckman, is the brainchild of Director Estela Renner (Way Beyond Weight) and was produced by Brazil-based Maria Farinha Filmes.The 90-minute feature documentary was created in response to advancements in neuroscience that uncover the crucial role that the early years of children’s lives play in determining their futures successes.Filmed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Italy, Kenya and the United States, The Beginning of Life documents the early lives of children and their families; and features interviews with specialists from the early childhood development arena.“Effective early childhood development takes place when children feel nurtured, cared for, protected and loved. When children receive all of these key elements in their formative years of life, they have the best possible chance of developing fully,” UNICEF Chief of Early Childhood Development Pia Britto said.“This beautiful film, which we are so proud to support, depicts how social environments are as important as genetics in influencing children’s development. The evidence should compel governments and policy-makers to act now and prioritize investment in the earliest years of children’s lives – from parenting to care and early learning programmes for all children,” Britto said.The families starred in the film are from a range of cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, including supermodel Gisele Bündchen in Brazil, and Phula, a girl who cares for her siblings by herself in India. Maternity leave, the role of fathers, co-parenting, poverty, child rights, violence and neglect are explored throughout the film, providing a unique basis and understanding of early childhood development.“Emotional recollections for both good and evil have a much greater weight during this period, which is a time of formation, creation and structuring of individuals,” said film director Estela Renner.In a testimony in the film, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner James Heckman said “taking proper care of our babies is the best investment that can be made in humanity”.In addition to UNICEF, the film is also supported by Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal Foundation, Bernard Van Leer Foundation and Alana Institute. It is dubbed in six languages and subtitled in 21 languages.last_img read more

Navy Chief holds talks with chief of US naval ops

first_imgNew Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday held extensive talks with Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral John Michael Richardson on ways to further deepen cooperation between navies of the two countries.Admiral Richardson is on a three-day visit to India which began on Sunday. “Major issues discussed included operations and exercises, training interactions, information exchange, capacity building and capability enhancement,” the Indian Navy said. It said Admiral Richardson’s visit is intended to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and the US and also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. The US naval official also interacted with Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa among others.last_img read more

Romania evacuation transit centre to be created – UN refugee agency

The agreement to establish the centre took place in Bucharest yesterday between the Romanian Government, UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).The new facility will “provide a temporary safe haven with effective and immediate protection for individuals or groups who need to be evacuated immediately from life-threatening situations before being resettled to other countries,” Jennifer Pagonis, UNHCR spokesperson, told reporters in Geneva.“We are grateful to the Government of Romania for this important contribution to our efforts to protect refugees against forced return and other threats to their physical safety,” she added.Noting that resettlement countries have committed to support this scheme, Ms. Pagonis appealed to other nations for financial assistance for the new centre.In a related development, Belarus has signed an agreement with UNHCR and other organizations to regularly carry out joint border monitoring missions to ensure that asylum seekers have access to both the country and to asylum procedures.The arrangement also covers counselling, medical and emergency aid, as well as help for those who are not eligible for international protection and wish to return to their home countries.Belarus, a transit country and destination for migrants and asylum-seekers, maintains tight border controls with the three European Union (EU) nations – Lithuania, Poland and Latvia – it borders, while having an essentially open border with Russia.This new scheme is part of a project funded by the EU. UNHCR entered into similar agreements with Hungary in 2006 and Slovakia last year, and are key elements of the agency’s 10 Point Plan of Action for Eastern and South Eastern borders of the EU on handling flows of migrants and asylum seekers. 9 May 2008An evacuation centre – the first of its kind in Europe – for those urgently needing international protection will be created in Romania, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today. read more

UNESCO deplores tragic frequency of murder of journalists in Philippines

Condemning the murder of two more Philippine journalists in just over two weeks, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today deplored the “tragic frequency” with which journalists are assassinated in the southeast Asian country. Romeo Sanchez, a broadcaster at DZNL radio in San Fernando City, was shot dead by a gunman on 9 March in a market in Baguio, while Arnulfo Villanueva, a columnist for the Asian Start Express Balita community newspaper, was found shot dead on 28 February on a road in the town of Naic. “The use of assassination to silence journalists is a grievous attack on democracy,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said. “It deprives society as a whole of the fundamental human right to freedom of expression and cannot be tolerated. Free and open debate is an essential component of democracy, which has no place for political assassination.” Calling on the Philippines’ authorities to do all they can to bring the culprits to justice, he added: “It is only through swift and determined action against those who use violence to silence the media that the tragic frequency with which journalists are assassinated in the Philippines can be reduced.” According to the World Association of Newspapers (WAN), at least eight journalists died in the Philippines last year “in circumstances suggesting that they may have been killed for exercising their profession.” UNESCO’s mandate includes the defence of freedom of expression and press freedom, and it has issued numerous denunciations of violence against journalists around the world in recent years. read more

957 Zettabytes of Data Consumed a Year Study

first_imgThat number comes from a study conducted by UC San Diego researchers. It’s the number they believe was consumed online in the year 2008. And that number may actually be a bit low, as it doesn’t take into account data passing through private servers.AdChoices广告 Between all of the silly call videos and herbal Viagra ads, we consume an absurd amount of data on a regular basis. Attempting to contemplate just how much seems a rather mindboggling task. Thankfully, we now have a mindbogglingly large number to aid in that task. 9.57 zettabytes–9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes is passed through the world’s 27 million servers.That breaks down to 3TB per year for each of the world’s 3.18 billion workers.last_img read more

Vandalized Jewish books replaced at university

first_imgBELLINGHAM — Seven books that vandals damaged with anti-Semitic messages have been replaced at Western Washington University in Bellingham.KOMO-TV reports approximately 250 people attended a reshelving ceremony in Wilson Library Tuesday to showcase the new books that were purchased and donated to replace the ones that were damaged.About 120 books donated and bought after the vandalism will soon be added to the library’s shelves as university police investigate who was responsible for what happened.The university also said someone also recently drew a swastika on a poster outside a faculty member’s office in the communications building.last_img read more

Fire injures man at Ballast Point Brewing Co in Miramar

first_imgFacebookTwitter Fire injures man at Ballast Point Brewing Co. in Miramar April 7, 2018 Updated: 1:08 PM Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 7, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A flash fire at the Ballast Point Brewing Company kitchen in Miramar sent one person to a hospital today.Just after 9 a.m., firefighters were alerted to a kitchen fire at the brewpub, in the 9000 block of Carroll Way, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesperson Monica Munoz said.A man in his 40s had to be taken to a hospital for burns, though they were not considered severe, Munoz said. No one else was injured.The brewery announced on social media that it will be closed all day today and open for normal business hours Sunday.The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health will need to be called in to inspect fire safety equipment that was used by the restaurant before it can re-open, Munoz said.last_img read more

Firefighters contain house fire in Pacific Highlands Ranch area

first_img Ed Lenderman, Posted: April 25, 2018 Firefighters contain house fire in Pacific Highlands Ranch area Updated: 9:54 AM Ed Lenderman center_img April 25, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A family of four escaped their burning home this morning in San Diego’s Pacific Highlands Ranch neighborhood near Carmel Valley, but their garage and two vehicles were destroyed by the fire and smoke damaged much of the home, causing a loss of about a quarter-million dollars, authorities said.The blaze, reported about 4:15 a.m., prompted fire crews to evacuate several nearby homes in the 15000 block of Sierra Rose Trail near Blue Dawn Trail, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials said. No injuries were reported.Firefighters arrived to the upscale community near Carmel Valley to find flames and heavy smoke spewing from the garage of the home, SDFD spokesman Monica Munoz said. The crews quickly worked to evacuate nearby homes and search the burning house, though they later learned the two adults and two children who lived there had already evacuated safely.Fire crews knocked down the flames by 4:40 a.m. and extinguished a hot spot that flared up a few hours later.According to reporters at the scene, the home was equipped with new smoke alarms that alerted the family and allowed them plenty of time to escape unharmed. Personnel from the American Red Cross responded to assist the family find temporary shelter, Munoz said.Fortunately, no one was hurt and the damage was mostly confined to the garage, with a bit of extension into the second-floor bedroom above the garage,” Munoz said. “The combination of the fire door between the garage and the home, and quick action by firefighters, saved the first floor of this home from burning.”Two vehicles in the garage were destroyed and there was smoke damage throughout the house, Munoz said. Investigators estimate the fire caused $150,000 worth of structural damage and destroyed contents valued at $100,000.Metro Arson Strike Team investigators were on scene this morning but were unable to determine what caused the blaze. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Firefighters find smoke in BG homes attic

first_imgFirefighters are on the scene of a house where smoke was reported in the attic.They were called about 3:22 p.m. to 1701 N.W. Seventh Court in Battle Ground.No flames or smoke were visible from the street, but a smoke detector was sounding and there was smoke in the attic area.Firefighters are investigating.The 15-year-old ranch-style home is owned by John Hoffman, according to county records. It is in the Falcon Chase neighborhood.last_img

US needs an internet data privacy law GAO tells Congress

first_imgThe federal government’s chief auditor has recommended Congress consider developing legislation to beef up consumers’ internet data privacy protections. much like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The recommendation was included in a 56-page report (PDF) issued Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office, the government agency that provides auditing, evaluation and investigative services for Congress. The report was prepared at the request two years ago by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has scheduled a hearing to discuss the subject for Feb. 26.”Since I requested this report, the need for comprehensive data privacy and security legislation at the federal level has only become more apparent,” Pallone said in a statement. “From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to the unauthorized disclosures of real-time location data, consumers’ privacy is being violated online and offline in alarming and dangerous ways.” In making its recommendation, the GAO cited Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, saying the episode was just one of many recent internet privacy incidents in which users’ personal data may have been improperly disclosed. The GAO suggests giving the Federal Trade Commission more authority over internet privacy enforcement but also raised concerns about the commission’s enforcement abilities. Noting that the FTC is already the de facto authority over internet privacy in the US, the GAO found that the FTC filed 101 internet privacy enforcement actions in the past decade. Nearly all of those cases resulted in settlement agreements, and in most cases, no fines were issued because the FTC lacked the authority in those cases. “Recent developments regarding Internet privacy suggest that this is an appropriate time for Congress to consider comprehensive Internet privacy legislation,” the GAO report said. “Although FTC has been addressing Internet privacy through its unfair and deceptive practices authority, among other statutes, and other agencies have been addressing this issue using industry-specific statutes, there is no comprehensive federal privacy statute with specific standards.”The report was issued a day before news emerged that the FTC and Facebook were negotiating a multibillion-dollar fine to settle an investigation into the social network’s privacy practices. The exact amount hasn’t been determined, but it would be the largest fine ever imposed by the agency.The FTC began investigating Facebook last year after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a digital consultancy linked to the Trump presidential campaign, improperly accessed data from as many as 87 million Facebook users. The agency is looking into whether Facebook’s actions violated a 2011 agreement with the government in which it pledged to improve its privacy practices. Facebook has said it didn’t violate the consent decree. Creating a US internet privacy law like the GDPR has won some support from tech leaders. Apple CEO Tim Cook has praised the effective data privacy regulation and said he supports a “comprehensive federal data privacy law” in the US.”It is up to us, including my home country, to follow your lead,” he told the European Parliament in October. 3 Tags Tech Industry Security Comments Share your voice Privacylast_img read more

Government hopes Outreach success will trigger flow of

first_imgAmaravati: The state government is expecting that the investments will flow to AP as the just concluded Diplomatic Outreach initiative seems to be successful in more than one way. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was cynosure of the delegates with his proclamations of honesty and appeals for their help to develop the state. Even after conclusion of one day programme, the Chief Minister interacted with the delegates on Saturday at his residence. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us Delegates cutting across continents have expressed confidence in the Chief Minister and about his style of functioning and have given assurances of possible investment in the new state in manufacturing, pharma, energy, IT, food processing, bio-technology and other fields. There were enquiries from Germany and OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) nations as well which are expected to be resulted in big ventures in the state. Denmark Consul General Jette Bierum said that her country has great interest in maritime solutions besides ports and will work in areas of mutual interest. Also Read – A mother abandoned newborn baby girl in Chirala Advertise With Us “When we had an exclusive talk, the Chief Minister sounded very positive and honest and his presentation has been very impressive,” the CM’s Office quoted her in a statement on Saturday. “We understand the needs, expectations and interests of Danish companies and that of the people of Andhra Pradesh as well. I am very much impressed with the Chief Minister’s assurance of one point (single window) contact and there is scope for building partnerships in SMEs and the PPPs,” said Jette Bierum. Advertise With Us The Indonesian Council General Ade Sukender said the trade relations between the two nations go back a long time and there would be scope for investment in palm oil, coal, agri products, rice, garlic, sugarcane, chilli and other products. Botswana High Commissioner Lesego Motsumi said that the Chief Minister’s assurances have put the proposed partnerships on a win-win situation and are mutually beneficial. “We have interest in textile, pharma and allied fields. The economic engagement with the state will be encouraging and the assurance of corruption-free governance is a welcome sign,” she said. Motsumi said her country was known for its diamond reserves and diamond polishing units could be a potential area for cooperation. There is also scope for medical tourism in AP, she said. Turkmenistan representative has shown interest in investments in agriculture, fertilisers and textiles while Sri Lankan High Commissioner said that there was scope for expansion of Brandix, which now has a special zone in Vizag. Deputy High Commissioner of United Kingdom Andrew Fleming said that his country would be interested in electric vehicles. Fleming tweeted on his Twitter handle that, “Following our meeting with Chief Minister yesterday, my Prosperity lead, Ridhima Peravali, and I had a good discussion with Chief Secretary, L.V. Subrahmanyam. We look forward to a further session with him and a wider team before the end of the month.” He further added, “A chance for a further discussion with chief minister on Saturday, allowed a more detailed insight of his ambitious plans for education and healthcare and an opportunity for me to expand on the UK and India TechPartnership & our Prosperity work”. In all, eight ambassadors, four High Commissioners, 13 Consul Generals, two Trade Commissioners and one Deputy Consul General, Charge DE ‘Affairs, Technical Director and Trade Attaché have attended the event from 25 countries.last_img read more

Hillary says Comey letter Russian hackers cost her US presidency

first_imgHillary ClintonHillary Clinton said on Tuesday she was on the path to victory in the 2016 presidential election until late interference by Russian hackers and FBI Director James Comey scared off some potential supporters.In her most extensive public comments on the 8 November election, Clinton told a New York conference she was derailed by Comey’s 28 October letter informing Congress the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reopened a probe of her use of a private email server and by the WikiLeaks release of campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, allegedly stolen by Russian hackers.“If the election had been on 27 October, I would be your president,” she told a women’s conference moderated by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.“It wasn’t a perfect campaign, but I was on the way to winning until a combination of Comey’s letter and Russian WikiLeaks,” the Democrat said of the loss to Republican Donald Trump. “The reason why I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days.”Clinton, who said she is going through the “painful process” of writing a book dealing in part with the election, also said misogyny played a role in her defeat. Becoming the first woman US president would have been “a really big deal,” she said.Clinton took personal responsibility for the campaign’s mistakes, but did not question her strategy or her staff. “I was the candidate, I was the person who was on the ballot. I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had,” Clinton said.She said she had no doubt that Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to influence the election for Trump, and bluntly criticised the new US president for some of his foreign policy views and for tweeting too much.“I’m back to being an activist citizen – and part of the resistance,” she said.Clinton said broader negotiations involving China and other countries in the region were critical for convincing North Korea to rein in its nuclear programme. She questioned Trump’s recent suggestion he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances.“You should not offer that in the absence of a broader strategic framework to try to get China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, to put the kind of pressure on the regime that will finally bring them to the negotiating table,” Clinton said.She also said she supported the recent missile strikes ordered by Trump in Syria but was unsure if they would make a difference. “There is a lot that we don’t really yet fully know about what was part of that strike,” she said.last_img read more

India Pakistan schools close as smog envelopes

first_imgIndian activists wear facemasks to protect them from pollution during a mask distribution drive at the roadside in New Delhi on Thursday. AFPSchools closed across large swathes of north India on Thursday as a hazardous fog of toxic pollution cloaked the region for a third day, with growing calls for urgent government action to tackle what doctors are calling a public health emergency.Punjab’s government said it was closing all 25,000 schools in the state for the rest of the week due to the acrid air blanketing north India and parts of neighbouring Pakistan.The decision came a day after Delhi authorities ordered all 6,000 schools in the capital to shut until Sunday.Low winds and the annual post-harvest burning of crop stubble in Punjab and neighbouring areas have caused the levels of dangerous pollutants in the air to spike to many times the levels considered safe.Air quality typically worsens before the onset of winter as cooler air traps pollutants near the ground and prevents them from dispersing into the atmosphere, a phenomenon known as inversion.Figures on the US embassy website showed levels of PM2.5 — the smallest particulates that cause most damage to health — spiked at over 1,000 on Wednesday afternoon in Delhi, though by Thursday they had fallen to 590.The World Health Organization’s guidelines say 25 is the maximum level of PM2.5 anyone can safely be exposed to over a 24-hour period.Doctors say the microscopic particles can penetrate deep into the lungs, increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.”Delhi once again has become a veritable gas chamber with denizens finding it difficult to breathe,” The Times of India said Thursday, joining growing calls for government action to curb the chronic pollution, which the Indian Medical Association this week termed a public health emergency.”Air pollution during winter months has become a catastrophe for large parts of north India,” the country’s most read English-language newspaper said in an editorial blaming “political apathy”.”It’s high time the question is asked: why can’t authorities enjoying jurisdiction over the national capital of an aspiring great power… come up with concrete measures to tackle the world’s worst air pollution.”As pressure mounted on the government, authorities in Delhi ordered a ban on all construction work and barred lorries from entering the city.Around 50,000 mostly diesel-fuelled lorries pass through India’s capital every night and they are a major contributor to the pollution plaguing the city.- Struggling to respond -It is the second year running that Delhi — now the world’s most polluted capital with air quality worse than Beijing — has faced such high levels of PM2.5.Media reports said the thick smog had also led to a series of road accidents in north India.Eight students were killed late Wednesday when a truck ploughed into them as they waited for a bus on a roadside in Punjab.Since 2014, when WHO figures showed the extent of the crisis, authorities in Delhi have closed power plants temporarily and experimented with taking some cars off the road.But the temporary measures have had little effect.Under pressure to respond, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday sought to blame stubble burning by farmers in neighbouring states.”We we will continue facing this every year until the neighbouring state governments resolve the issue of crop burning,” he told reporters in Delhi.The practice of burning crop stubble remains commonplace in north India despite an official ban.Kejriwal said his government would decide in the next day or two whether to reintroduce restrictions on driving cars in the city.last_img read more

The Gang is Back Together on Agents of SHIELD

first_imgStay on target Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. delivered a fun, fast-paced episode whose plot can be boiled down to chasing a MacGuffin. In this case, it’s a mystical book. This week’s episode begins with a flashback where we finally see what the ghostly figures have been after since the second episode. Non-ghost Lucy and a Dr. Bauer find it in a basement. When opened, the book appears blank at first, but fills in with writing in the native language of whoever reads it.S.H.I.E.L.D. has found Dr. Bauer and the team tries to talk to him, but his encounter with the ghostly Lucy makes him see the agents like demons. As he dies, we see that Lucy has found the book. Unfortunately for her, someone who’s incorporeal can’t make the writing appear.Back on the plane, Coulson formulates a plan to get Robbie’s uncle, Elias out of prison and track down Lucy. Simmons is frustrated with all the secrets she has to keep from S.H.I.E.L.D. Not only Aida but now Daisy and Robbie’s presence on board the plane are going to make her lie detector test a real challenge. On top of that, she’s mad at Fitz for keeping secrets from her in the first place.S.H.I.E.L.D. lie detector tests are pretty intense. (Elizabeth Henstridge) (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)It turns out Simmons had good reason to be nervous because the test doesn’t go so well. The test is interrupted when Director Jeffrey Mace asks her to come with him. Mace asks if he can trust her, but it turns out he just needs her help during a debate with the anti-inhuman senator, Rota Nadeer. He handles it well, and Simmons’s data helps him back up his politician-style answers. When the senator says Jeffrey Mace isn’t the man for the job, Simmons urges him to stick to facts. He turns off his earpiece and publicly reveals himself to be an Inhuman.Afterward, Simmons confronts Mace about lying about a heroic military operation during the debate and uses her newfound leverage to get out of any future lie-detector tests.May and Coulson arrive at the prison and speak to the warden about taking custody of Elias. May notices things at the prison aren’t quite right. When the warden attacks them, calling them demons, they reason that Lucy Bauer is there and probably after Elias. With ghosts running around the prison, Robbie convinces Mack to let him and Daisy go with him. Fitz also arrives with an antidote that cures the psychosis caused by the ghosts.The team combs through the prison and Mack has to stop Robbie from attacking one of the locked-up gang members. They meet May and Coulson and give the Warden the antidote. While passing through Cell Block A, Daisy realizes that the Watch Dogs have been recruiting new members in prisons. The prisoners aren’t too happy to see S.H.I.E.L.D., or as they call them “the people who protect those freaks.”Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) trapped in prison. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Lucy appears in front of them, but before they can catch her, she opens the cells, and the imprisoned Watch Dogs are loose. They’re able to escape, but Daisy is trapped in the cafeteria with a hoard of angry Watch Dogs. She’s able to fight them off without using her powers in what is actually a pretty badass action scene. One of the men is able to overpower her, but she is rescued by May and Coulson.Mack and Robbie meanwhile are trapped in a room with ghosts. Robbie grabs a chain (yes!), surrounds it in fire and kills one of them. Another walks through Mack who tries in vain to fight it off. Robbie burns it, but Mack is infected. Fortunately, he’s smart enough to realize what’s going on and jams the antidote into the back of his own neck.They’re able to break out Elias and head for the exit. Robbie sees the gang member he confronted on his way in and can’t let it go. He tells Elias to head for the yard and heads back to confront the man as Ghost Rider. It turns out he has some history with the gang. They shot Robbie and his brother and lit their car on fire. They’re the reason Robbie is Ghost Rider, and his brother is paralyzed. Robbie also learns it was an intentional hit.Will this ever not be cool? (Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes) (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Robbie’s revenge didn’t work out so well for his uncle. Elias has been captured by Lucy. She orders him onto an ambulance, threatening to tear his mind apart if he doesn’t comply. She takes him to their old lab and forces him to read the book for her. She says that after she and the other figures are fixed, they’ll finish what they started. As the episode ends, Mace meets with Senator Nadeer, who threatens to reveal that S.H.I.E.L.D. is working with Ghost Rider, a murderer. Mace asks what she wants.Now that the team is all together, the show is starting to feel like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. again. The fact that Ghost Rider is working with them now makes it even better. This was a fun, action-packed episode that managed to go into why Daisy insists on running away from S.H.I.E.L.D. She’s uncomfortable with people risking their lives for her and doesn’t want anyone else to die because of her.Hopefully, May’s talk with her about how Coulson will always keep trying to reach out will eventually convince her to stay, if only for the fight scenes. We’ve already seen how cool it is when Quake and Ghost Rider team up. What does it look like when they have May, Mack, and Coulson backing them up? 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first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content 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 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 News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | 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 | January 05, 2010 Breast Cancer Screening Starts at 40 Says ACR News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems January 5, 2010 – Breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 and earlier in high-risk patients, according to the new recommendations from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) on breast cancer screening, published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). The recommendations also suggest appropriate utilization of medical imaging modalities such as mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound for breast cancer screening. “The significant decrease in breast cancer mortality, which amounts to nearly 30 percent since 1990, is a major medical success and is due largely to earlier detection of breast cancer through mammography screening,” said Carol H. Lee, MD. “For women with the highest risk of developing breast cancer, screening technologies in addition to mammography have been adopted,” said Dr. Lee. The new recommendations released by the SBI and ACR include recommendations for imaging screening for breast cancer by imaging technique (mammography, MRI, and ultrasound) and by risk factor. The recommendations state that the average patient should begin annual breast cancer screening at age 40. High-risk patients should begin by age 30, but not before 25. “Evidence to support the recommendation for regular periodic screening mammography comes from the results of several randomized trials (RCTs) conducted in Europe and North America that included a total of nearly 500,000 women. Overall, based on a meta-analysis of the RCTs, there was a 26 percent reduction in mortality,” said Dr. Lee. “It should be remembered that mammography is the only imaging modality that has been proven to decrease mortality from breast cancer. However major efforts continue to build on this success by developing additional methods to screen for early breast cancer,” she said. Dr. Lee stressed that the SBI and ACR “wish to remind women and their physicians that in those instances in which there is a concern that risk of developing cancer is considerably elevated from that of the general population, consultation with appropriate experts in breast cancer genetics and/or high risk management is desirable.” For more information: www.jacr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Ethiopia gives Meles Zenawi state funeral

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Ethiopian officials said the state funeral in Addis Ababa was attended by hundreds of dignitaries from around the world, including several African leaders. Regional leaders praised Meles’ record, saying he provided leadership to the whole of Africa. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa said Ethiopia had lost “a patriot and a visionary.”“His was a life of immense courage, vision and enterprise which he devoted to the advancement of his fellow citizens in this country and across Africa,” said Rwandan President Paul Kagame.The U.S. delegation was led by Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., who described Meles as “unpretentious and direct.”For most Ethiopians, the funeral was the culmination of two weeks of national mourning. Posters, pictures and quotes from the late prime minister have been ubiquitous in nearly every street of the capital since the government announced Meles’ death. Many wailed when Meles’ casket arrived at Meskel Square, scene of the funeral ceremony, on a horse-drawn carriage. After the funeral service a procession carried the casket for burial at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, where some of the country’s most illustrious people are interred. Men’s health affects baby’s health too Associated PressADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – Thousands of mourners gathered near a public square in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty but vilified by some for restricting freedoms.Meles, who ruled for 21 years, died Aug. 20 of an undisclosed illness in a Belgian hospital. He was 57. During his rule Ethiopia was a strong U.S. ally on counter-terrorism issues, particularly in Somalia, and some saw him as Africa’s intellectual leader in efforts to fight poverty. Born on May 8, 1955, Meles became president in 1991 after helping to oust a Communist military junta that had been responsible for hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian deaths.Meles became prime minister in 1995, a position that is both the head of the federal government and armed forces. The U.S. saw Meles as a strong security partner and gave hundreds of millions of dollars in aid over the years. U.S. military drones that patrol East Africa _ especially over Somalia _ are stationed in Ethiopia. In the mid-2000s, the country saw strong economic growth, which won Meles international praise. The International Monetary Fund in 2008 said Ethiopia’s economy had grown faster than any non-oil exporting country in sub-Saharan Africa.But Ethiopia under Meles was criticized by human rights groups for the government’s strict control, especially of independent political groups and the press. A notable incident happened in November 2005, when nearly 200 people were killed by security forces in Addis Ababa after public protests stemming from disputed election results. Meles’ ruling coalition has since then tightened its grip on power, leaving the opposition with only one of the 547 seats in parliament. Patients with chronic pain give advice Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is currently acting as prime minister. It remains unclear when he will be sworn in, but Ethiopian officials say no elections are planned.Hailemariam is a relatively new figure on Ethiopia’s political scene. It is not clear if the old guard will allow him to keep the prime minister’s post in the long run.“Our great leader Meles Zenawi has been the chief architect of our country’s renaissance, which has been assured by double-digit growth over the last eight years,” Hailemariam said at Meles’ funeral.He said that the government’s policies would remain the same.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Sponsored Stories Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

Housing Market Recovery Questionable Due to Contradicting Data

first_imgIt’s much harder to qualify for a mortgage.  The default risk of mortgages originated in 2001 was about 12.5 percent. As the housing bubble began inflating along with riskier lending, the expected default risk increased to nearly 17 percent. Post-crisis however, as lenders switched to originating only the safest mortgages, the expected default risk fell rapidly to just 4.6 percent in 2013. Access to credit has since started to improve slowly with default risk increasing to 5.7 percent in early 2015. August 10, 2015 509 Views 2001 Contradicting Data Housing Market Recovery Urban Institute 2015-08-10 Staff Writer There are fewer mortgages being originated. Approximately 4.7 million first-lien purchase mortgages were originated in 2001. In contrast in 2013, the latest year for which HDMA data are available, only 3 million such mortgages were originated. Our previous research shows that a big reason for this decline is the extraordinarily tight lending standards of the post-crisis period. Housing Market Recovery Questionable Due to Contradicting Data Share The rate of seriously delinquent mortgages is much higher. Although the rate of seriously delinquent mortgages has declined recently as house prices have recovered, it still remains high relative to 2001. Loans that are more than 90-days delinquent or in foreclosure comprised 4.2 percent of all outstanding mortgages in the first quarter of 2015, down from nearly 10 percent in 2009, but still elevated from 2.4 percent in 2001.”We continue to move in the right direction, but progress has been uneven,” Kaul said. “So how will we know when the mortgage market has recovered enough and is healthy once again? When the government share of the mortgage market is closer to 50 percent, when the expected default risk is closer to 12.5 percent, when first-lien mortgage originations are closer to 5 million, and when the rate of seriously delinquent mortgages is closer to 2.4 percent. In other words, when it looks more like 2001.” in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, Market Studies, News Normalizing housing market conditions such as home sales increasing, prices rising, credit access easing, and private capital gradually returning appear to be imminent signs of a full recovery. However, contradicting data such as tight credit, high delinquencies, and taxpayers still backing most of the mortgage market reveal otherwise.Karan Kaul, research associate at the Urban Institute addressed the looming questions surrounding the housing market health in a report released Monday, determining that no single indicator can gauge market health.According to the report, in 2001, home prices were rising moderately, mortgage credit was easier to obtain, underwriting was sound, private capital was abundant, and default and foreclosure rates were low. Compared to today’s market, this was definitely a healthy housing market.The government has a much larger share of the market. In 2001, the Federal Housing Administration, (FHA) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the government sponsored enterprises together backed about 52 percent of all first-lien mortgage origination while private capital financed the remainder. In 2014, the government-backed share was 71 percent after peaking at nearly 90 percent in 2009.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Following the Luxperience Thought Leaders seminar in Sydney on 6 September, MyTravelResearch.com explore the issue seemingly changing the face of luxury travel, the Occupy Movement:Increasing inequality in wealth is one of the factors changing the nature of luxury travel. Social and political forces such as the Occupy Movement and government austerity cuts are driving some of the rich to spend their wealth more privately. The same forces have also encouraged the rise in socially responsible luxury travel activities.The trend to private consumption away from public scrutiny can be seen in the increase in purchases of mega yachts and private islands. Technological change and its impact on workplace communications has also triggered a counter demand among the rich to de-tech completely while on holiday, said luxury travel expert Carolyn Childs.Addressing the Luxperience Thought Leaders seminar in Sydney, Childs told the audience of 500 high-end travel buyers, sellers and advisors that the ‘occupy’ movement, like the French and Russian Revolutions before it, had changed the psyche, moral reference points and consumption patterns of well-off people.“We now see the rise of responsible resorts such as El Nido in the Philippines where high end travellers are both pampered and give back to the community,” said Childs. “Luxury travel is now increasingly defined by a rising commitment to people, planet and self-improvement as much as indulgence, pampering and conspicuous consumption.”Childs told the audience that wealth disparity has been on the rise since around 1980, with the richest 1 to 10% in North America, Europe and Australia now owning over 70% of society’s wealth.However, the rise in the nouveau rich, not least in China, India as well as G7 economies, has seen luxury consumers around the world splinter into personality types such as “philanthropist”, “dynast”, “lotus eater”, “hedonist”, “pioneer”, “jet setter”, “enrichment seeker” and “replenisher.”The luxury travel sector has also seen the rise of  “aspirational” consumers who will splash the cash depending on three factors: the occasion (such as a honeymoon or anniversary), the experience (such as a trip to Antarctica), and the traveller’s ability to trade up or down – for example, enjoying a three-star holiday but taking a helicopter ride to a spectacular dinner on the last day.Luxury travellers now rely on elite travel agents, or advisors, that Childs called “magicians”.“These Gandalfs and Merlins are completely service-minded, very creative control freaks who try to anticipate the psychological and physical needs of their clients. They have to deliver magic. They dread saying ‘no’ to a customer who is only used to hearing ‘yes’.”When it goes wrong the results can be high profile. Childs cited the case of Johnny Depp’s terriers Pistol and Boo who faced being put down when the actor brought them into Australia in defiance of quarantine regulations.In December, Childs, the co-founder of MyTravelResearch.com, will publish an in-depth study of trends and changes in the luxury travel economy in partnership with Luxperience.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Patrick Dempsey appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dempsey says someone is impersonating him online and asking his fans to give money to either him or his Maine-based nonprofit. Dempsey tweeted this on his verified account Monday, July 30, 2018. Nancy Audet, spokeswoman for the Dempsey Centers in Lewiston and Portland, tells the Sun Journal that Dempsey is not asking anyone for money. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Actor Patrick Dempsey warns of online scam soliciting money LEWISTON, Maine – Actor Patrick Dempsey says someone is impersonating him online and asking his fans to give money to either him or his Maine-based non-profit.Dempsey tweeted on his verified account Monday that “people have been impersonating me and asking my fans for money (through social media).” Nancy Audet, spokeswoman for the Dempsey Centers in Lewiston and Portland, tells the Sun Journal that Dempsey is not asking anyone for money.Audet says the scam has been going on for a while, saying people set up fake accounts and send messages pretending they are seeking money for the Dempsey Centers or the actor himself.Dempsey was born in Maine and is best known for his role as Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in “Grey’s Anatomy.” His Maine non-profit seeks to help those affected by cancer.___Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.comcenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Aug 1, 2018 7:59 am PDT Last Updated Aug 1, 2018 at 9:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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