Ivanka Trump, on Capitol Hill, discusses paid family leave

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump has met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss paid family leave.The White House says the president’s daughter and senior adviser met Wednesday with Republican senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah.In a news release from Cassidy’s office, Ivanka Trump called it a “productive” session.Ivanka Trump has said paid leave is an administration priority. The Republican president mentioned it in his State of the Union address. But advancing a bipartisan policy will be a challenge in the divided Congress.The Family and Medical Leave Act gives employees at larger businesses up to 12 weeks of unpaid time after the birth or adoption of a child or for caregiving. Four states currently offer paid leave.The Associated Press read more

US economy grew at a moderate 2 annual rate last quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed in the spring, and many economists think the slowdown will continue through the second half of the year, a possible headwind for President Donald Trump’s hopes that a surging economy will provide the backdrop for his 2020 re-election campaign.The Commerce Department reports that the gross domestic product, the country’s broadest measure of economic health, advanced at a moderate 2% annual rate in the April-June quarter, down from a 3.1% gain in the first quarter. The new estimate was lower than the government’s initial estimate a month ago of 2.1% annual growth.Trump has pledged to boost GDP growth to annual rates of 3% or better, but many economists see GDP slowing sharply after hitting 2.9% last year.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

Ozone layer on track to recover over next five decades Ban says

“I urge Governments and all partners to apply the same spirit to the other great environment and development challenges of our times. Together, we can achieve the future we want,” Mr. Ban said in his message on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, observed annually on 16 September. The date commemorates the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which aims to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control total global production and consumption of substances that deplete it, with the ultimate objective of their elimination. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Protocol, and Mr. Ban congratulated all who have made the treaty such an “outstanding example” of international cooperation. The Protocol, he said, “is not merely a success in meeting its immediate objectives, it offers substantive lessons and inspiration in addressing other global challenges and turning them into opportunities for common progress.” Millions of cases of skin cancer and eye cataracts, as well as the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation on the environment, have already been avoided, he noted. The Protocol has also catalyzed considerable innovation in the chemical and equipment manufacturing industry, resulting in more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly refrigeration systems. He said action under the Protocol has also had significant climate benefits. Many of these substances have been phased out, such as chlorofluorocarbons once used in products such as hairsprays, which are significant greenhouse gases. “Nonetheless, the challenges are not over,” said Mr. Ban. “Governments must maintain their commitment to finish the job and avert additional problems. The use of hydrofluorocarbons – ozone-friendly chemicals that are also powerful greenhouse gases – is growing rapidly to replace ozone-depleting substances. “The Montreal Protocol has demonstrated that fundamental principles – such as science-based policy making, the precautionary approach, common but differentiated responsibilities and equity within and between generations – can benefit all nations.” read more

Federer Djokovic Set To Play For First Time In A Tennis Hotbed

The top two men’s tennis players in the world are competing this weekend in India for the first time. What they’ll find there is one of their sport’s biggest fan bases.Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are playing in the International Premier Tennis League, a team-based competition outside the main pro tours that debuted last week. Most players are treating the IPTL as an offseason exhibition, though the winning team splits a $1 million prize. The league spends three days in each of its four host cities. Next up, starting Saturday: New Delhi, the capital of the world’s second most populous country, which is a surprising tennis hotbed.India’s tennis love is surprising because the country has no player ranked in the Top 100 in men’s or women’s singles. It also has no event on the main women’s tour and just one on the men’s, at its lowest rung, in Chennai. But India does have a strong tennis tradition, including reaching three Davis Cup finals. Also, several highly ranked doubles players in the men’s and women’s game are Indian. “For Indians, Wimbledon is one of the biggest sporting events — not just tennis events — of the year,” IPTL founder Mahesh Bhupathi, a retired 12-time Grand Slam champ from Bangalore, told CNN.To measure tennis fandom in India, I checked with Socialbakers, a company that analyzes social media followings. The company supplied the percentage of players’ Facebook fans who are from India. (It doesn’t yet do the same for Twitter followers, such as those who gleefully answered Federer’s call for India-themed Photoshop jobs of his image.) Of Federer’s nearly 14.8 million Facebook fans as of Sunday, 13.9 percent are from India. That’s nearly double the Swiss star’s second biggest fanbase, in the U.S. Djokovic’s biggest stronghold is his native Serbia, but India ranks second, with 7.7 percent of his fan base.India has a natural advantage in its population, the second largest in the world behind China; and in its share of Facebook users, the second largest in the world behind the U.S. Yet other sports’ stars don’t rely nearly as heavily on India to make up their Facebook fan base. Socialbakers counts 19 soccer players with more Facebook fans than Federer. None has as many as 7 percent of their fans in India, and just five of the 19 have more Facebook fans in India than Federer.Socialbakers compiled the number and share of Facebook fans for a list I provided of 66 athletes from 17 sports (if WWE counts as a sport) — the 30 with the most Facebook fans, and a selected group of the highest-ranking athletes from various other sports. Two Indian stars of cricket, the national sport, rank in the top 20, with most of their fans from India. Otherwise, tennis is near the top. Only the WWE, with two Top 30 representatives, and track’s Usain Bolt top the 16 non-Indian tennis players we checked for share of Facebook fans from India. On average, 7.6 percent of the tennis players’ fans are from India — well ahead of soccer (3.7 percent), golf (3 percent), boxing (1.7 percent), the NBA (1.2 percent), the NFL, MLB, the NHL and NASCAR (all less than 1 percent).Non-Indian tennis stars’ share of Indian Facebook fans is nearly as high as the percentage of Facebook users who are in India — impressive for a country that, before this weekend, rarely hosted the game’s very best. read more

13yearold boy accused of murdering Ana Kriegel denied bail

first_img13-year-old boy accused of murdering Ana Kriegel denied bail He has been remanded to appear again on 23 July. No Comments Friday 29 Jun 2018, 2:43 PM By Tom Tuite Share49 Tweet Email Short URL http://jrnl.ie/4099487 Jun 29th 2018, 2:43 PM center_img Image: Photo released by the Kriegel family Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A 13-YEAR-OLD boy accused of the murder of Kildare schoolgirl Ana Kriegel has been refused bail by Mr Justice Robert Eagar at the High Court.The boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, has been charged with the murder of 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, Clonee Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin on 14 May, contrary to common law.Anastasia, known as Ana, who was adopted from Russia at the age of two, left her home in Leixlip, at about 5pm on 14 May and she did not return.Her parents were unable to contact her phone and alerted gardaí. Her body was found at a disused farmhouse three days later.After he was charged, the teen had been remanded in custody to the Oberstown detention centre on 25 May by the Dublin Children’s Court, which does not have power to adjudicate on the issue of bail in murder cases.However, he launched a bail application at the High Court sitting in Cloverhill which commenced before Mr Justice Eagar on Wednesday.Detective Inspector Mark O’Neill who is leading the investigation had objected to bail.Strict reporting restrictions were imposed by the judge who delivered his ruling this afternoon. He said the court was refusing to grant bail.The teenager was accompanied to the proceedings by his parents, his grandfather and barrister Niall Nolan and a solicitor.Dressed in a green jumper and black jeans, he sat silently with his family, at some points leaning his head on his mother’s shoulder during the almost hour-long proceedings.The media could report the outcome of the application, Mr Justice Eagar told counsel for the State Aideen Collard.The teenager, who will remain in custody, has faced three hearings already in the Children’s Court which last dealt with the case on Monday.At that hearing, Inspector O’Neill said: “As you would appreciate it is quite an extensive investigation and we are working very hard to make sure matters are expedited.”The boy is scheduled to appear again at the Children’s Court on 23 July next for directions from the Director Public Prosecutions to be conveyed.At his first hearing, on 25 May, Inspector O’Neill told the court: “In reply to that charge after caution, he had nothing to say.” Legal aid had been granted after the court was told the teen’s age and that he was a school child.There has been no indication yet as to how he intends to plead.Comments are closed for legal reasons Ana Kriegel 36,302 Views Ana Kriegel Image: Photo released by the Kriegel familylast_img read more

Peter Parker Lives In First SpiderMan Far From Home Trailer

first_img Let me tell you what’s going to happen in the future, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans. In March we’re finally going to meet Captain Marvel and see her awesome power in action, as well as learn why she’s been conspicuously absent from Earth for like twenty years. In April that power (along with some time travel shenanigans maybe?) will finally defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame and somehow bring all those dead superheroes back to life. Newly alive again, Spider-Man and Nick Fury will have an adventure in Europe in July.See for yourself in the first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer.When someone mentions “Spider-Man” and “Europe” in the same breath naturally I’m first going to think about Italian Spider-Man, who is very different from regular Spider-Man. But no, in Far From Home Peter Parker Spider-Man and his classmates take a trip to Europe. And although Peter wants to leave Spidey behind for his vacation, he’s soon recruited by Nick Fury and Maria Hill for some good old-fashioned globe-trotting superhero antics.Most of this trailer is just about laying out that premise. If you didn’t know any better it’s as if Spider-Man never died. Aunt May now seems to fully on-board with Peter’s Spider-Man persona. There’s a burgeoning Peter/MJ romance. Other details that stuck out include the new all-black stealth suit and a “BFP” suitcase we think belonged to Uncle Ben, who has yet to be seen or referenced in the MCU.The real money shot though is the debut of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, a beautiful magician orb boy who is typically a Spidey villain but in this case appears to be helping the hero battle the villainous Elementals. To be honest, it’s a bit of a CGI blur. Maybe Into The Spider-Verse has spoiled us on how much better Spider-Man action can look.Spider-Man: Far From Home releases on July 5. Here’s hoping it’s better than Homecoming. For more on the MCU watch Thanos finally wipe out The Simpsons and pray that Disney revives the cancelled Marvel Netflix shows after already reviving Spider-Man. Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man SplitMarvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000 Stay on targetlast_img read more

Gresham Ore man still missing in Skamania County on Wednesday night

first_imgSearchers, including several K-9 units, resumed efforts to find a Gresham, Ore. man Wednesday near Beacon Rock in Skamania County, but he remained missing Wednesday night, said Undersheriff Dave Cox.Approximately 20 searchers worked Wednesday around a gravel road where a vehicle belonging to David Mekvold was found about 8:45 p.m. Monday.Working in mixed rain, snow and windy conditions, with temperatures in the mid-30s, they expanded the search area to the south, across the BNSF Railway tracks to the Columbia River, Cox said Wednesday night. With a low cloud ceiling, visibility was too poor for helicopters or other aircraft to operate safely.“We just have not turned up anything that would indicate his whereabouts, so we’re pretty frustrated,” Cox said. “Mekvold, 42, was reported missing to the Gresham Police Department on Monday. After finding his truck in Skamania County, sheriff’s deputies learned about 1:35 a.m. Tuesday that he’d been reported missing. Deputies then called in searchers who looked for him until after nightfall Tuesday, and again on Wednesday.Cox said Skamania County sheriff’s detectives are working with detectives with the Gresham Police Department on the case. However, Cox and Gresham police Sgt. Rick Wilson said Wednesday night they hadn’t heard any indication why Mekvold would go missing, or what his mindset might be.“It’s a strange one, that’s for sure,” Cox said.Deputies found no indication of foul play in the truck, Cox said.“Weather continues to be a factor in this operation,” Cox said in a news release. “Our search teams have done a tremendous job searching the terrain with the weather we have been given.”last_img read more

Officer breaks car window to rescue baby

first_imgISSAQUAH — A King County sheriff’s spokeswoman says an officer smashed a car window to rescue a 3-month-old boy who had been left inside the hot vehicle parked in the east Seattle suburb of Issaquah.Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West says the child’s father was arrested when he returned to the car Wednesday evening. He reportedly said the child had been in the car for about 20 minutes. West says the 31-year-old Issaquah man was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of second-degree child endangerment.KOMO-TV reports that West says the father had been shopping at a grocery store. Passers-by noticed the child in the locked car with the windows rolled up and called 911.The baby reportedly was lethargic when he was freed. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.Deputies notified Child Protective Services and the baby was returned to his mother.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For October 13 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, October 13, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Patchy fog between 11am and noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 9am to 4pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.In The Community: Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) is holding its Annual Harvest & Holly Fair from 9am to 2pm. The event will include: Delicious Thanksgiving Luncheon; Baked Goods (Fill A Bag or Box!); Second Hand Jewelry Table; Pre-Loved Books & Games; White Elephant Table; Arts & Crafts; and the Pumpkin Patch. Admission and parking is FREE. Handicapped accessible. The event is sponsored by the Wilmington & Tewksbury United Methodist Women. Proceeds will benefit their mission work and youth group missions.In The Community: The Wilmington High School Boosters Association is holding a Rock-N-Roll Bingo fundraiser from 7pm to 11pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus (112 Middlesex Avenue). Rock-N-Roll Bingo is a fun game where a DJ plays live music and participants must identify the artists to cover the corresponding squares on their card.  The bingo will be run by Wilmington’s own Dave Glinner. Tickets cost $20.  Doors open at 7pm. Bingo begins promptly at 8pm. There will be at least 4 rounds of bingo with prizes for each round’s winners. All winners will get a chance at the Grand Prize. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks and dinner. Email wilmingtonboosters[at]gmail.com to reserve your spot.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library.In The Community: The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.In The Library: Cemetery Walk at 10am. Halloween Costume Exchange from 10am to 4pm. Families may come choose costumes free of charge. [Learn more and register HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 24, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 27, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Protesters try to storm Hong Kongs legislature on the anniversary of Chinese

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:48Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:47?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close The protesters took down a Chinese flag and replaced it with a Black Bauhinia, the political symbol signifying the Hong Kong protests near the city’s districts housing government building. Hong Kong has attracted international attention for historic demonstrations to demand the withdrawal of the contentious proposed law that would allow the communist regime to pursue their political targets living in Hong Kong to be prosecuted. Protesters have claimed that the bill proposed by pro-Beijing party hampers democratic freedom by allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial.The day marks the annual celebration of the former British colony’s reunification with China in 1997 and forming a “one country, two systems” governance structure.The pro-Beijing party leader, Carrie Lam, who has pushed for the extradition bill, had earlier pledged to be more open and inclusive after starting her third year in office after facing widespread criticism. “We will continue to listen to the community’s views and make continuous improvement to our work,” she said.Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators Claudia Mo and Lam Cheuk Ting had earlier urged against protesters from storming the government building and claimed that such violent act only gives way to allow arrests.The protest took a decisive turn on Sunday after pro-government protesters waved Chinese flags and hurled abuses against the anti-government demonstrators in a rally outside government headquarters.Last month, a peaceful demonstration turned violent after the riot police armed with batons arrived at the government headquarters in the Admiralty business district and subjected tear gas and pepper sprays against protestors who charged and hurled the police barricades. Why People Are Protesting Hong Kong’s Controversial Extradition Bill A group of protesters, mostly wearing black, used a metal cart and tried to smash the door of the government building while shouting pro-democracy slogans.center_img The activists attempted to lock down the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre area inside which the annual flag hoisting ceremony took place amid a heavy police presence. Police attempted to forcefully disperse the crowd around 30 minutes before the ceremony began. The annual celebration of Hong Kong’s handover to China was marred by violence on Monday after police used pepper sprays and batons against protesters who attempted to charge into the Legislative Council building. Around 10,000 protesters marched from Victoria Park and called for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down.last_img read more

Captured Indian pilots release delayed by hours

first_imgIndian wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Photo: DawnCrowds on the Indian side of the border with Pakistan dwindled late Friday as the wait for the handover of a captured air force pilot dragged on.Wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was downed on Wednesday over Kashmir, had been expected to be handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border crossing on Friday afternoon.But as night fell, the wait dragged on and the crowd of people, previously numbering several thousand waving flags and singing patriotic songs, dwindled to a few hundred.Authorities on both sides were tight-lipped on the reasons for the delay.Varthaman was shot down on Wednesday in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft over the tinder box disputed region of Kashmir, divided between India and Pakistan since 1947.This came after Indian warplanes launched a strike inside Pakistani territory, claiming to have hit a militant camp in the first such aerial raid since their last war in 1971.The strike followed a massive suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian troops on 14 February, with the attack claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group.Violence meanwhile continued to rage in Kashmir on Thursday and Friday, with both sides firing mortars and artillery over the de-facto Line of Control (LoC) frontier, killing at least one woman.Gunbattles between militants and security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir meanwhile left seven dead including four members of the Indian security forces, two militants and one civilian.last_img read more

UPDATE 3 Charged With Smuggling After 12 Rescued From Hot Truck

first_img Share Marissa CummingsTwelve people smuggled in a scorching cargo truck are in custody of homeland security.After charging three suspects in this case, officials are continuing their investigation to find out what led to this trafficking situation.JoAnne Musick is with the District Attorney’s office.She said an officer was surprised to find a dozen people in the back of a shipment truck.“Check things out, walked around, ended up opening the latch on the back of the truck because he could tell something wasn’t right about this truck,” Musick says.There ended up being ten men, one woman and a 16-year-old girl in the back of the vehicle.Musick says that the victims are undocumented immigrants, from all Latin American countries, and they paid to get into the United States.What they don’t know is whether there smuggling was due to sex trafficking or other types of exploited labor.But they are charging three people with smuggling of persons.Because of the severity of this incident Musick says their charges are higher.“It’s enhanced in this case in one count because there was a minor involved,” Musick says. “Smuggling of a person where the instance seems likely to cause serious bodily injury or death leads to an upgrade as well.”The DA’s office says they are looking for more suspects that could possibly be involved.last_img read more

FKA Twigs Hosts Free Dance Workshop in Baltimore

first_imgFKA Twigs, the British singer, will be hosting a free dance workshop in Baltimore ahead of her performance on July 20 at Pier 6 with rapper Travis Scott.FKA Twigs, best known for her song “Two Weeks” announced the news on Twitter on Monday. “hey i’m running a free dance workshop in baltimore tomorrow afternoon/evening, full details in a few hours. the info; FKA twigs dance workshop tomorrow tues 19 july 851 hollins st baltimore md 21201. 5pm-10pm with me, my choreographers & dancers. free workshop intermediate & advanced level, all styles age 18+ welcome. i’ll be inviting dancers to perform at my pier 6 show on wed.”The event will be held Baltimore Lithuanian Hall from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be filmed. The AFRO will be livestreaming from the event on Facebook facebook.com/AfroAmericanNews.last_img read more

Farting Peeing Dinosaurs Invade Manitoba Museum

first_img One ticket to Canada, please! The Manitoba Museum opened the World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit, complete with farting and peeing reptile reproductions.Open through Sept. 4; the display features the 24-foot-tall Brachiosaurus and 66-foot-long Mamenchisaurus, as well as enormous plant-eating sauropods and the carnivorous T. rex.But visitors to the Winnipeg-based exhibition are invited to do more than just look: Folks can use other senses like hearing, touch, and smell to learn about these ancient animals.“We want to give the impression of every aspect of dinosaur life,” creator “Dino” Don Lessem told CBC News last week.To do that, curators introduced the Protoceratops, an animatronic creature that—”like a water fountain,” Lessem said—urinates into a pond at the press of a button.A Dilophosaurus skeleton (via Manitoba Museum)And, if the Dilophosaurus (above), which makes farting noises as visitors pass, is deemed a success, the museum may install a scent cartridge, adding another layer to the experience.“They’re kind of testing out how offended people get,” Lessem explained, adding that there is a debate among paleontologists as to whether dinosaur flatulence led to global warming. “So there’s a scientific point to all this stuff.”Excavator of the world’s largest dinosaurs, “Dino Don” previously worked as an advisor for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Jurassic Park movie. (And since that film was flawless in its scientific execution, you know Manitoba’s latest spectacle is on point.)“In putting together this new exhibit, I saw this great opportunity to focus on the giant sauropods, the really big dinosaurs that due to size don’t always get to be features,” Lessem said in a statement.“For 170 million years sauropods were the most successful dinosaurs on Earth, and a lot of questions remain as to why this was so,” he continued. “Today’s research is seeing cross-disciplinary groups of scientists examine how these creatures, that could weigh as much as 50 elephants, could even grow to such enormous sizes.”Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., World’s Giant Dinosaurs also hosts programs like an adults evening (Aug. 10) and Friday tours (May 26, June 9 & 23, July 14 & 28, Aug. 11 & 25). Sorry—you’ve already missed “The Scoop on Jurassic Poop” talk with Dino Don. Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsRobots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | July 22, 2009 Xerox Survey Finds Information Overload Hinders EHRs News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more Related Content A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | April 19, 2019 HHS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Electronic Health Information Interoperability Rules The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two… read more PreviousNext July 22, 2009 – Before implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system, providers must first gain control of the number of records, forms and files flowing through the organization, and a recent Xerox Corp. study explained issues involved.Survey found that too many paper-based files are the main cause of inefficiencies for healthcare professionals. The respondents said the document-related challenges that contribute to workplace inefficiency include: ?• 43 percent say there are too many paper-based files ?• 30 percent complain of information residing in multiple formats, making it nearly to impossible to search?• 29 percent deal with unorganized electronic • 28 percent blame an inefficient document routing and approval process• 58 percent of healthcare professionals say searching for information at work is worse than being stuck in traffic. ??• 75 percent of healthcare workers report that electronic documents are part of their records management strategy, but 77 percent of healthcare professionals admitted they continue to be frustrated when searching for information needed to do their job effectively. ??• 85 percent of healthcare professionals believe their frustrations can be addressed with proper solutions. Xerox offers three major steps an organization can take to better prepare for the upcoming EHR deadline are: ?• Take inventory of document processes to assess the number of records, forms and files flowing through the organization and the costs associated with printing, sharing, storing, securing and updating them. This will put healthcare organizations in far better shape to meet security and compliance requirements and take steps toward EHR when the technology infrastructure is ready. ??• Outsource document management. By working with the right external experts increases a healthcare organization’s ability to respond to fast-changing requirements related to EHR. An outsourcing partner with healthcare expertise will develop a plan that achieves the right formula for existing employee work habits, daily volume, and organizational readiness for implementing new technology. ??• Implement change management. Consider the learning curve associated with training patients, providers, government agencies, and payers on how to apply EHR technology for the betterment of patient care. Develop a structured, deliberate approach to transitioning skills, behaviors and mindset to understand, support and participate in the switch to digital.For more information: www.pitchengine.com/xeroxcorporation/xerox-survey-finds-information-over… FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 read more center_img Podcast | Information Technology | June 26, 2019 PODCAST: Why Blockchain Matters In Medical Imaging The technology has some hurdles ahead of it. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more News | Radiology Business | June 11, 2019 The Current Direction of Healthcare Reform Explained by CMS Administrator Seema Verma June 11, 2019 — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma addressed the American Med read more Feature | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | May 30, 2019 | By Larry Sitka and Jef Williams Data Driven Workflows on the Rise as the User Changes Medical imaging and informatics are critical to delivering care and managing wellness. read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “There are times he needs to lower his pads and be more technically sound when he hits holes in short-yardage and goal line situations,” Clayton said. “But his confidence has him making better decisions at the line of scrimmage and breaking more long runs.” Wells needs to be impressive if he wants to keep the starting job, with second-round pick Ryan Williams waiting for his chance to claim the starting spot.According to Clayton, Williams seems to wow his teammates with a couple big runs at each practice. Clayton believes the Cardinals could have a potent mixture in the backfield with Wells and Williams, similar to the backfield of the Carolina Panthers who have a mix of power and speed with Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams. Whoever the starting running-back turns out to be, both need to have good seasons to compliment new quarter-back Kevin Kolb and his big arm. center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation With the departure of Tim Hightower to the Redskins, it’s time for Beanie Wells to prove he was worthy of the Cardinals top pick in the 2009 draft. Wells, who has battled inconsistency and injuries in his two seasons, looks likes he’s running with “quickness and authority” according to ESPN’s John Clayton. Clayton, in a recent visit to Cardinals camp, said Wells looked impressive and showed up to camp at 228 pounds with little body fat. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo • Status of injured Panthers starters Kalil, Thompson up to doctors (Charlotte Observer)The Panthers lost two starters to injury Sunday, with center Ryan Kalil and outside linebacker Shaq Thompson leaving during the second quarter of the 30-20 win against Arizona.Kalil injured his right shoulder and Thompson went down with a right knee injury. Coach Ron Rivera said early indications were that both players sustained sprains.• Anemic through 6 games, Carolina Panthers’ pass rush trends upward vs. Arizona (Charlotte Observer)The Carolina Panthers’ front four was the team’s punching bag through the first six games, beaten up publicly for an anemic pass rush that exposed a young and inexperienced cornerback group.The defensive linemen turned the tables Sunday, giving Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer the full piñata treatment in Carolina’s 30-20 victory against the Cardinals.• Cam Newton deserves the same treatment as other quarterbacks (ESPN.com)Pressure is one thing. Hits that could end a season, possibly a career, are another — particularly if they are hits that should be penalized.That was Newton’s stance following a win he and the Panthers (2-5) hope will turn their season around. He tried to brush it off initially when asked if he was surprised officials didn’t penalize the Cardinals for a below-the-knees hit he took in the third quarter. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Is it possible that the Arizona Cardinals represent a “get right” game for struggling NFL opponents?Heading into Week 3, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said the Cardinals — the next foe on his 0-2 team’s schedule — represented what his team needed to face.“It might be the best team in the league, and maybe this is the exact team we need to play,” he said.The Bills went on to destroy the Cardinals 33-18, the first of four straight wins. Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) runs against the Arizona Cardinals in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) The Carolina Panthers, the defending NFC Champions, found themselves in dire straits following their bye week. At 1-5, Ron Rivera’s team needed a win to salvage their season.Like Buffalo before them, they got one. The Panthers, fueled by a dominant defensive line performance, jumped out to a 24-0 lead and hung on for a 30-20 win, snapping a four-game losing streak.All last week, we let you in on the Carolina perspective as the Panthers got ready to host the Cardinals. Now, you can see what those in Charlotte are saying about the win.It’s Opponent Aftermath …• Carolina Panthers find a quick way to get Cam Newton, offense rolling vs. Arizona (Charlotte Observer)So it was no surprise that, in the 30-20 victory Sunday at Bank of America Stadium, the Carolina offense let the quick passes fly. In fact, Newton’s longest pass through the air was a 16-yarder down the seam to receiver Ted Ginn Jr. The other chunk (15-plus yards) pass plays were all of the catch-and-run variety.• Carolina Panthers report card vs. Arizona Cardinals (Charlotte Observer)Grading the Carolina Panthers for Sunday’s game against Arizona.B Quarterback: Cam Newton played a solid game, then blasted NFL game officials for non-calls or hits he sees as late or illegal. Newton passed for 212 yards and ran for 43. While he didn’t account for a touchdown, he showed toughness. Calais Campbell’s low hit might have injured a weaker QB. “I’m speechless,” he said. “But next question.”• Cam Newton blasts officials for ‘taking the fun out of the game’ (ESPN.com) Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Sunday that he plans to take his grievance with no-calls on late hits to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.“It’s really taking the fun out of the game for me — honestly, it really is,” Newton said. “At times, I don’t even feel safe. Enough is enough. I plan on talking to commissioner Goodell about this. It’s not fun, and I don’t know what I have to do.”• Panthers recapture their form (Panthers.com)Now that’s what we’ve been waiting for.The Carolina Panthers posted the kind of performance Sunday that became routine in 2015, the kind of performance that many expected to again be the norm in 2016.• Leonard Johnson dazzles in debut (Panthers.com)He went from cheerleader to major contributor overnight, recording eight tackles – including a sack – to help a Panthers secondary that had struggled during a four-game losing streak play a positive role in Carolina’s 30-20 victory. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Not every move he has made worked out, but a majority have. And because of it, the Cardinals have not only been one of the NFL’s better teams since 2013, but Keim has earned himself plenty of recognition.The Sporting News’ 2014 NFL Executive of the Year who also earned the same honor from Pro Football Talk in 2013 and 2014 is widely praised as being one of the league’s better GMs, and on Thursday, For The Win’s Steven Ruiz ranked him sixth overall.Arizona is coming off its first losing season under Keim’s watch, but we won’t hold that against him. Injuries ravaged the Cardinals roster in 2016. That they were able to finish one game under .500 is a testament to the job Keim has done in Arizona. His talent evaluation skills will be tested this year after the Cardinals lost several key pieces in free agency.In four seasons under Keim (and Arians), the Cardinals have compiled a 41-22-1 record, making the playoffs twice and reaching the NFC Championship Game once. They took a step back in 2016, when preseason Super Bowl expectations paved the way to a 7-8-1 record and, as noted, this offseason saw some key players defect to other teams.Whether or not Keim has done enough to reshape the roster and get it back to the postseason is anyone’s guess, but there appears to be no shortage of confidence in his ability to navigate the team through some treacherous waters. Top Stories center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Heading into the 2017 season, just two players remain from the 2012 Arizona Cardinals, who won five games, leading to the dismissals of head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves.The reshaping of the roster was a task left to Steve Keim, who was hired to replace Graves on Jan. 8, 2013 after spending 14 seasons working within the team’s personnel department.His first order of business was tabbing Bruce Arians as head coach, and from there it was about not only acquiring talent, but the right talent. It’s worth noting that the GMs ranked ahead of Keim — the Cowboys’ Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones, the Broncos’ John Elway, the Packers’ Ted Thompson, the Seahawks’ John Schneider and the Patriots’ Bill Belichick — have all built Super Bowl-winning teams.last_img read more

by Hillel Italie The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Sep 18, 2018 6:18 am PDT Last Updated Sep 18, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal FILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe, the former FBI deputy director fired this year amid repeated attacks from President Donald Trump and a critical Justice Department report, has a book deal. St. Martin’s Press announced Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, that “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump” will come out Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Just months after the publication of James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty,” another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump.Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director ousted this year amid repeated attacks from Trump and a critical Justice Department report, has a book deal. St. Martin’s Press announced Tuesday that “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump” will come out Dec. 4.St. Martin’s is calling the book a candid account of his career and defence of the FBI’s independence. According to the publisher, McCabe will describe “a series of troubling, contradictory, and often bizarre conversations” with Trump and other high officials that led him to believe the “actions of this President and his administration undermine the FBI and the entire intelligence community” and threaten the general public.“I wrote this book because the president’s attacks on me symbolize his destructive effect on the country as a whole,” McCabe said in a statement issued through St. Martin’s. “He is undermining America’s safety and security, and eroding public confidence in its institutions. His attacks on the most crucial institutions of government, and on the professionals who serve within them, should make every American stand up and take notice.”With the bureau, McCabe had worked on everything from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to the Boston Marathon bombing. “The Threat” is likely to draw comparisons to “A Higher Loyalty,” the bestseller by Comey, whom Trump fired in 2017. Both books come from divisions of Macmillan.McCabe had been with the FBI for more than 20 years when Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him in March, just before McCabe’s planned retirement. His ouster came as a report from the Department of Justice’s inspector general faulted him for misleading investigators looking in to the leak of information for a 2016 Wall Street Journal story about the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation. McCabe denied the charges.Meanwhile, Trump had accused him of bias against Republicans because McCabe’s wife had accepted campaign contributions from the political action committee of then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, during a failed state Senate run.The Republican president also was angered that the FBI was investigating his campaign’s ties to Russia and that it did not bring criminal charges against his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton over her handling of emails while secretary of state.After McCabe was fired, Trump tweeted “Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy.”He has since threatened to revoke McCabe’s security clearance, and this week directed the Justice Department to publicly release some of his text messages related to the Russia probe.last_img read more

by Jonathan Landrum Jr The Associated Press

first_img by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted Nov 8, 2018 11:38 pm PDT Last Updated Nov 9, 2018 at 12:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Five emerging screenwriters are experiencing a breakthrough of a lifetime earning praise from the film academy for their work.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized each screenwriter at the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting on Thursday night. The three individuals along with a husband-and-wife writing duo received $35,000 and had their work read live by actors Jamie Chung, Lily Collins, Ken Jeong and Blair Underwood.The event was held at the academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.Four screenplays selected include: Allison and Nicolas Buckmelter, “American Refugee”; Joey Clarke, Jr., “Miles”; Grace Sherman, “Numbers and Words”; and Wenonah Wilms, “Horsehead Girls.”All those countless hours writing movie scripts, cranking out rough drafts and reading screenwriting tutorials to perfect their craft have paid off for them.“You sit at a Starbucks hoping that maybe someday you’ll get the recognition and someone will read your work,” said Allison Buckmelter, who had been writing with her husband for more than a decade. “When we found out, we were excited. This is very validating.”Her husband, Nicolas Buckmelter, offered a tip to other aspiring screenwriters: “Just keep writing. Put something on paper, even if it’s bad. Nobody is going to read a blank page.”Winners will receive guidance from academy members as they complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year. The winning screenplays were chosen from nearly 6,900 submissions.Since 1986, the competition has awarded hundreds of fellowships, aiming to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.Past fellows have included writer-director Allison Anders, Pulitzer-winning novelist Jeff Eugenides and Oscar winner Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”). The films “Finding Forrester” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” were also written by past Nicholl fellows.Actor Lily Collins is starring in the upcoming Ted Bundy biopic “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.” The film’s original script, written by Michael Werwie, won a Nicholl Fellowship prize in 2012.“We to get to bring life into these scenes,” she said. “These writers get to see and get a little taste of what it feels like to hear actors read their work. So the idea of one getting off the ground and finally gets made is pretty cool.”___Online:https://www.oscars.org/nicholl___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MrLandrum31 Emerging screenwriters honoured with Nicholl awardscenter_img This combination photo shows actors Jamie Chung, from left, Blair Underwood, Lily Collins and Ken Jeong who read selected passages from four winning scripts Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, that were selected out of a pool of nearly 6,700 submissions worldwide. (AP Photo) last_img read more